Friday, December 28, 2018

On View Arrests/Warrants/Criminal Citation

On View Arrests:

Assault-  On December 19, 2018, Dep. Chase responded to the 25900 block of Chaffee Court in Mechanicsville, for the reported assault.  Investigation determined Tim Huu Nguyen, age 46 of Mechanicsville, assaulted the victim by grabbing the victim, and shoving the victim into a door frame.  The victim sustained visible injury and Nguyen was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 68739-18
Tim Huu Nguyen

False Report-  On December 20, 2018, Corey Michael Bridgett, age 22 of Mechanicsville, reported to DFC. Molitor he had been the victim of an assault.  Through investigation it was determined Bridgett had manufactured the story, and he had not been assaulted.  Bridgett was arrested and charged with False Statement.  CASE# 68869-18
Corey Michael Bridgett

Attempted Burglary-  On December 21, 2018, Cpl. C. Beyer responded to the 41100 block of Oakville Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported attempted burglary.  Investigation determined Brandon William Brown, age 28 with no fixed address, attempted to force entry to the business with a shovel.  Brown was located and charged with Burglary 2nd Degree, Burglary 4th Degree/Burglar tools, and Property Destruction.  CASE# 69078-18
Brandon William Brown 

Violation of Protective Order-  On December 21, 2018, Cpl. Ruest responded to the 24400 block of Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood, for the request for a conservator.  While on scene a violation of a protective order was reported and investigation determined Donte Dwayne Gray, age 28 of Pomfret, had violated a valid court order by contacting the victim.  Gray was arrested and charged with Violation of Protective Order.  CASE# 69129-18
Donte Dwayne Gray

Assault-  On December 21, 2018, Cpl. Connelly responded to the 21600 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported assault.  Cpl. Connelly arrived and witnessed an active disturbance; while trying to conduct the investigation, Kevin Isaiah Lucien, age 26 of Lexington Park, became irate, and uncooperative and punched Cpl. Connelly.  Lucien was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Assault 2nd Degree-Law Enforcement Officer, and Resisting Arrest.  CASE# 69554-18
Kevin Isaiah Lucien 

Violation of Protective Order-  On December 21, 2018, Dep. Budd responded to the 22500 block of Old Rolling Road in California, for the reported violation of a protective order.  Investigation determined Steffen Zachary Monger, age 28 of California, went to the residence which was prohibited by a valid court order.  Monger was arrested and charged with Violation of Protective Order.  CASE# 69495-18
Steffen Zachary Monger 

Assault-  On December 22, 2018, Cpl. Connelly responded to the 46000 block of Gooseneck Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported assault.  Investigation determined Tameika Denade Thomas, age 33 of Lexington Park, had scratched the victim during an argument.  Thomas then left the area and in the process struck two unoccupied, parked vehicles and failed to remain at the scene.  Thomas was located and charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Failure to Stop after Unattended Accident, and Failure to Notify Owner After Accident.  CASE# 69606-18
Tameika Denade Thomas 





Warrants:

12/19/18-  James Daniel Seifert, age 26 of Lexington Park, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Escape 2nd Degree by Cpl. Seyfried# 217.  CASE# 60111-18
James Daniel Seifert 

12/19/18-  Anthony Levi Taylor, age 30 of Lusby, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Burglary 3rd Degree by Cpl. Seyfried# 217.  CASE# 3390-18
Anthony Levi Taylor


12/19/18-  Benjamin Leon Sanders, age 40 of Dameron, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Violation of Probation/Attempted Murder by Cpl. Seyfried# 217.  CASE# 3392-18
Benjamin Leon Sanders 


12/19/18-  D'Montre Montez Bush, age 18 of Lexington Park, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Burglary, Theft, and Property Destruction by Cpl. Seyfried# 217.  CASE# 3393-18
D'Montre Montez Bush 

12/20/18-  Amber Nicole Queen, age 34 of Great Mills, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for FTA/Resist Arrest, CDS Possession-Not Marijuana, CDS Possession- Paraphernalia, Rouge and Vagabond and False Statement by Dep. M. Beyer# 319.  CASE# 68984-18
Amber Nicole Queen 

12/20/18-  Barron Emmanuel Joy, age 32 of Crofton, was arrested on an outstanding Child Support/FTA warrant and Driving Without a License by DFC. Wesner# 284.  CASE# 69017-18
Barron Emmanuel Joy 

12/20/18-  Mariah Breann Haley, age 22 with no fixed address, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Assault 1st Degree by DFC. Molitor# 304.  CASE# 69018-18
Mariah Breann Haley





Criminal Citation:

12/19/18-  Ashley Renee Merkle, age 29 of Lexington Park, was issued a criminal citation for Theft after Merkle attempted to leave the Kohl's store located on Lexington Village Way, with clothing and other merchandise that had not been purchased.  Citation issued by Cpl. Pesante# 153.  CASE# 68763-18 (No Photograph Available)




Theft Suspect-ID Needed

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the individual pictured.  On December 23, 2018, the individual utilized a large plastic bin to conceal two laptops, clothing, and other items from the Target store located on First Colony Way in California. The individual then attempted to leave the store with the items.  Loss prevention employees attempted to stop the individual at which time he fled the store.  The suspect was last seen leaving the area in a Ford Super Duty truck. 

Anyone with information on the identity of the individual pictured is asked to contact Deputy First Class John Davis at (301) 475-4200 extension *8015 or by email at John.Davis@stmarysmd.com. Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

For official news and information, follow the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on Twitter @firstsheriff. 



                                                

Weapons Violation Arrest


On December 26, 2018, Deputy Forbes conducted a traffic stop in the 21300 block of Village Court in Great Mills, Maryland.  The operator of the vehicle was identified as Marcus Darnell Courtney, age 27 of Great Mills.  Courtney fled on foot during the traffic stop and was quickly apprehended by deputies after a brief struggle.  Located under the driver’s seat in the vehicle operated by Courtney, was a loaded handgun; also recovered from inside the vehicle was a cigarette pack with individually packaged gum wrappers containing suspected heroin.  Courtney was charged with the following crimes:

CDS Possession
Transport Handgun in Vehicle
Handgun on Person
Assault Second Degree
Obstruction and Hindering

Courtney is currently incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center on a no bond status.

For official news and information, follow the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on Twitter @firstsheriff. 
                                                
                     



Friday, December 21, 2018

On View Arrests/Warrants/DUI

On View Arrests:

Motor Vehicle Theft-  On December 17, 2018, Cpl. Corcoran responded to the 20900 block of Freedom Run Drive, in Lexington Park, for a vehicle with an occupant sleeping inside.  Contact was made with James Leroy Dorsey, age 34 with no fixed address. While investigating the incident, it was discovered Dorsey did not have permission to drive/or be in possession of the vehicle he was found sleeping inside of.  Dorsey was arrested and charged with Motor Vehicle Theft. CASE# 68452-18
James Leroy Dorsey

Assault-  On December 17, 2018, DFC. McCuen  responded to the 43700 block of Winterberry Way in California, for a 911 hangup from the address.  Contact was made at the residence with the victim, who advised Amanda Leigh Smith, age 34 of California, assaulted the victim by striking the victim repeatedly in the face and head with a cellphone.  Visible injury was observed to the victim and Smith was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 68442-18
Amanda Leigh Smith 

Disorderly Conduct-  On December 19, 2018, Cpl. Corcoran responded to the 43300 block of Lee Lo Lane in Hollywood, for the reported disturbance.  Upon arrival Jonathan Gabriel Davis, age 27 of Washington, D.C. was located outside the victim's residence, clothed only in a t-shirt. The victim did not know Davis, and reported he had been banging on the residence door, as well as knocked over flowerpots outside the residence.  While conducting the investigation, Davis became combative and began creating a disturbance.  Davis was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct. CASE# 68664-18
Jonathan Gabriel Davis 



Warrants:

12/17/18-  Shane Francis Slattery, age 40 with no fixed address, was arrested on outstanding warrants for FTA/Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Driving Without a License by Cpl. Corcoran. CASE# 68412-18 - On 12/18/18 Slattery was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Trespassing, Disorderly Conduct, and Failure to Obey a Reasonable Order/Lawful Order by Cpl. Stone# 183.  CASE# 68524-18
Shane Francis Slattery 


12/18/18-  Sharaun Jermaine Young, age 43 of Lexington Park, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for FTA/Child Support by Cpl. Stone# 183.  CASE# 68510-18
Sharaun Jermaine Young 


DUI:

12/19/18-  DFC. McCuen responded to the 48100 block of Park Hall Road in Park Hall, for the reported motor vehicle accident.  Adam Brandford Shenk, age 29 of Annapolis, was located and determined to have been operating the vehicle involved in the accident.  Shenk was under the influence of alcohol and charged with Driving Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se, and Driving Vehicle While Impaired by Alcohol.  CASE# 68661-18
Adam Brandford Shenk 


Shooting Investigation-Suspect Identified


UPDATE:  Marcus Anthony Mills, age 31, with no fixed address, has been identified as a suspect in the shooting that took place on December 19, 2018. Mills currently has an open warrant for the charge of Attempted Murder.  Citizens are asked to contact the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office at (301) 475-8008, or 911 if information is known on Mills’ whereabouts. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Austin Schultz at (301) 475-4200 extension *1953 or by email at Austin.Schultz@stmarysmd.com.

Marcus Anthony Mills 
B/M 6'0" 300 lbs. 


                                                                                       
On December 19, 2018, at approximately 10:30 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46500 block of Expedition Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision.  Upon arrival it was discovered the victim, a 33 year old male from Callaway, was suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was inside his vehicle at the time of the shooting. The victim was transported via helicopter to an area trauma center, and is in stable condition.  The investigation is being continued by the Criminal Investigations Division.  At this time, the shooting does not appear to be a random act of violence.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Detective Austin Schultz at (301) 475-4200 extension *1953, or by email at Austin.Schultz@stmarysmd.com.  Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

For official news and information, follow the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on Twitter @firstsheriff. 
                                               

Silent Angel Tree on Display at Sheriff's Office Lobby

The 17th Annual Silent Angel Memorial ceremony, which was cancelled earlier this month because of inclement weather, will not be rescheduled this year. However, the Silent Angel Christmas Tree is on display at the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office headquarters lobby through next week along with the ceremony program and keepsakes. The Sheriff's Office headquarters is at 23150 Leonard Hall Drive in Leonardtown. The Silent Angel Memorial ceremony is held for the survivors of those lost over the years to homicide.



Thursday, December 20, 2018

Beware of Email and Telephone Scams


The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has received an increase of reports regarding email scams, as well as scam phone calls which have caused monetary losses. Below are three recent reported incidents.

      1.   Celebrity scam- This scam typically comes in the form of an email from a celebrity/and or employee of a celebrity.  The email will request money in the form of gift cards, or the email will request information such as bank account numbers, with the promise of this particular celebrity mailing “personal and special” gifts to the victim once the gift cards are received.

     2.  Rental Car scam- The victim will receive a phone call or email from an individual claiming to be an employee of a rental car company.  The employee will state the car was rented in the victim’s name, and when returned drugs and evidence of a violent crime are present in the vehicle.  In order to avoid criminal charges the victim must make payment using gift cards or money orders.

     3.  Vehicle for Sale scam- A vehicle will be advertised for sale on eBay, Craigslist, Facebook, or other various sites, for well under the market value.  Once an inquiry is made, the victim will receive a statement about the car, and be provided with a reason why the car is so inexpensive and the need to sell the vehicle quickly.  The victim will then be instructed to pay for the vehicle with eBay gift cards on a website which victims report look legitimate.


Citizens are advised to use good judgment when conducting transactions on the internet and not to share personal information such as Social Security numbers, financial institution information, and bank account numbers. If you have been the victim of a scam and wish to make a report, contact the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office at (301) 475-8008.

For official news and information, follow the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on Twitter @firstsheriff. 
                                                
                     

Shooting Investigation

On December 19, 2018, at approximately 10:30 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46500 block of Expedition Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision.  Upon arrival it was discovered the victim, a 33 year old male from Callaway, was suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was inside his vehicle at the time of the shooting. The victim was transported via helicopter to an area trauma center, and is in stable condition.  The investigation is being continued by the Criminal Investigations Division.  At this time, the shooting does not appear to be a random act of violence.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Detective Austin Schultz at (301) 475-4200 extension *1953, or by email at Austin.Schultz@stmarysmd.com.  Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

For official news and information, follow the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on Twitter @firstsheriff. 
                                                

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Identity Sought for Car Theft Suspect


The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 at 8:10 a.m., the suspect entered the Planet Fitness gym in California and told the attendant he forgot something in the locker room and was allowed access to the locker room. Inside, the suspect took the victim’s key fob and then stole a maroon 2018 Ford Explorer with Maryland tags 4DJ9701. Also in the Explorer was the victim’s wallet and credit cards, one of which was attempted to be used at a Waldorf 7-11 gas station and later at a Walmart store in Dahlgren, VA. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or this incident is asked to call Cpl. Sheena Tirpak at 301-475-4200, ext. *8051 or email Sheena.Tirpak@stmarysmd.com. CASE# 68112-18





Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of other agencies, will be conducting a roadside sobriety checkpoint during the evening of Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 on Route 235 in Lexington Park.

At Friday’s checkpoint, law enforcement officers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Drivers will also be checked for other traffic infractions.

In 2016, almost 10,500 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That equates to 29 people killed every day on roads in the U.S. or one death every 50 minutes.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office recognizes that roadside sobriety checkpoints are highly-visible and efficient tools used in efforts against impaired driving. Sheriff Tim Cameron asks that everyone drive safely and sober during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

After-School Activities at Great Mills High School Cancelled Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018

After-school activities at Great Mills High School are cancelled on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018.

At approximately 2:59 P.M. an anonymous call was received in the main office at Great Mills High School (GMHS). The caller informed office staff that he was on his way to carry out an act of violence. GMHS administration notified the School Resource Officer, and the Public Schools Department of Safety & Security.

The school initiated a “lockout”. School dismissal had occurred and all buses had left school grounds just prior to the threat being made. After school activities were underway, those students were returned to the interior of the school for their safety. Additional police units were dispatched as a precaution to secure the parking lot while all remaining students and staff left school grounds. All after school activities were cancelled at Great Mills High School as a precaution.
An investigation into the call has been initiated by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and the threat will be fully investigated.

Contract Awarded for Jail Expansion


After years of planning and budget discussions, a contract was awarded Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, to make additions and improvements to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown.

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County approved a $25,696,000 contract to Scheibel Construction of Huntingtown. The company recently completed the Capt. Walter Francis Duke Elementary School and College of Southern Maryland Wellness Center in Leonardtown.

Under the contract, a new 64-bed women’s wing will be added to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center along with a new medical services unit. Vacated existing space will be renovated for Pretrial Services office space and laundry services area. The work also includes upgrades to the facility’s heating and air-conditioning system and security improvements.

The overall jail expansion project will be designed in the current fiscal 2019 year, followed by construction of the additions in fiscal 2020 and security and HVAC renovations in fiscal 2021.
The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County unanimously approved the design-build contract.

“This is actually a big day,” Commissioner Mike Hewitt said. “The jail’s finally going to get built.” 

Major Michael Merican said, “We are extremely grateful to the County Commissioners for their support in this project. The detention center has been in need of upgrades and renovations for several years. Built in 1989, it is an aging facility and the jail’s population continues to grow in size and in needs, often medical. This project award will go a long way in meeting some of the needs for the community.” 

The jail currently has a capacity of 230 beds.

Rendering of the jail expansion


On View Arrests/Warrants/DUI

On View Arrests:

Contraband-  On December 13, 2018, Dep. Raley responded to the St. Mary's County Detention and Rehabilitation Center, located in Leonardtown,  for located contraband.  Investigation determined Shuree Sinese Weems, age 37 of Lusby, was sentenced in District Court, and transported to the detention center.  Once inside the facility a bag of suspected synthetic marijuana was located in a secured area where Weems was located.  Weems was charged with Possess Contraband/Place of Confinement.  CASE# 67659-18
Shuree Sinese Weems

Violation of Protective Order-  On December 14, 2018, Cpl. Kirkner responded to the the 36200 block of Mill Point Road in Chaptico, and was advised Alvarez Simeon Johnson, age 46 of Mechanicsville, had violated a current court order. Investigation determined Johnson contacted the victim, which is in violation of a current order of protection. Johnson was located and charged with Violation of Protective Order. Case# 67895-18
Alvarez Simeon Johnson 


Warrants:

12/13/18-  Jonathan Jerode Thomas, age 38 of Lexington Park, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Driving While Suspended by Dep. Budd# 325. CASE#  67690-18 
Jonathan Jerode Thomas 

12/14/18-  Jovan Denise Fenwick, age 25 of Lexington Park, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for FTA/Trespassing by Dep. Chase# 346.  CASE# 67840-18
Jovan Denise Fenwick 


12/15/18- John Tyler Garrow, age 24 of Spring Hill, Florida, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Violation of Probation/Burglary 1st Degree by DFC. Roszell# 296.  CASE# 68033-18
John Tyler Garrow


12/15/18-  Virginia Leigh Bissett, age 24 of Lexington Park, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for FTA/Driving Without a License by Dep. Beyer #319.  CASE# 67991-18
Virginia Leigh Bissett

12/15/18-  Joseph Leroy James Perry, age 27 of Avenue, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for FTA/Driving on Suspended License by DFC. Holdsworth# 305.  CASE# 67986-18
Joseph Leroy Perry 

12/15/18-  Laura Ann Holroyd, age 20 of Lexington Park, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for FTA/Driving on Suspended License by DFC. Muschette# 303.  CASE# 68051-18
Laura Ann Holroyd 

12/17/18-  Sharia Natalia Buck, age 30 of Lexington Park, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for FTA/Knowingly Driving an Uninsured Vehicle by Dep. Payne# 320.  CASE# 68212-18 (No Photograph Available)

12/17/18-  Keon Williams Sanders, age 30 of Lexington Park, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear by DFC. Tirpak# 270.  CASE# 68286-18
Keon Williams Sanders 

12/17/18-  Daniel Jerome Ball, age 49 of St. Inigoes, was arrested on an outstanding Violation of Probation warrant for Felony Concealment by DFC. Tirpak# 270.  CASE# 68296-18
Daniel Jerome Ball 


DUI:

12/13/18-  DFC. Tirpak responded to the St. Mary's County Detention and Rehabilitation Center, located in Leonardtown,  for a check the welfare request regarding a vehicle running, with a female passed out in the vehicle.  Marcinia Monique Plater, age 28 of Lexington Park, was found passed in in the running vehicle.  Plater was found to be under the influence of alcohol, and open alcohol containers were located in the vehicle.  Plater was arrested and charged with Driving Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Driving Vehicle While Impaired.  CASE# 67660-18
Marcinia Monique Plater