Saturday, June 30, 2018

Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision


On June 30, 2018, at approximately 9:56 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Point Lookout Road in the area of Budds Creek Road, in Leonardtown.  Upon arrival deputies located two vehicles which were involved in the collision. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation. 

Preliminary investigation determined a 2006 Toyota Tacoma, operated by Roberto Mejia-Lopez, age 36, of Lexington Park, was traveling east on Budds Creek Road, when Mejia-Lopez failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Budds Creek Road, and Point Lookout Road.  Mejia-Lopez proceeded into the southbound lane of Point Lookout Road, and was struck by a 2016 Isuzu NPR-HD box truck which was  traveling south on Point Lookout Road, operated by Kyle Freeman, age 24, of Clinton. Mejia-Lopez was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, with incapacitating injuries. A passenger in the Toyota Tacoma, Moises Rodriguez, age 26, of Lexington Park, was ejected from the vehicle; lifesaving efforts were performed, and Rodriguez was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.  Freeman and a 25 year old passenger in the box truck sustained non-incapacitating injuries.

At this time, failure to stop at a stop sign and alcohol appear to be contributing factors in the collision.  Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Corporal Brandon Foor at (301) 475-4200 extension *2265 or by email at Brandon.Foor@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.

                                                
                     

Friday, June 29, 2018

Limited traffic movements on Route 235 in Hollywood on Saturday



Motorists should expect traffic congestion in the Hollywood area near the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 3 to 11 p.m. for the Independence Day Celebration.

Traffic movements in the area will be limited during that time.

Eastbound traffic coming from Hollywood Road will only be allowed to turn right onto southbound Three Notch Road. Motorists will not be permitted to go straight onto Sotterley Road from Hollywood Road. Old Three Notch Road will be closed to through traffic and only accessible from the southern entrance near Burchmart.

No parking on the shoulders of Three Notch Road will be permitted in the area of the event. When the fireworks display has concluded, vehicular traffic leaving the Hollywood firehouse will only be allowed to go south on Three Notch Road. Traffic exiting the parking area north of the event will only be allowed to continue north on Three Notch Road.

See www.hvfd7.com for more information about the event. 

Theft and Vandalism Suspects Identities Needed

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office seeks the community's assistance in identifying suspects in the following cases:

On Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 11:28 a.m. at the California Walmart store on Miramar Way, the suspect picked up merchandise and passed all points of sale without paying. The suspect then fled after being stopped by loss prevention. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or incident is asked to call Dep. Phillip Henry at 301-475-4200, ext. *8012 or email Phillip.Henry@stmarysmd.com. CASE# 34099-18

On Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 6:45 p.m., suspects intentionally damaged the playground equipment of Mother Catherine Academy at 38833 Chaptico Road in Helen. Anyone with information about the identities of the suspects or the incident are asked to call Corp. John Kirker at 301-475-4200, ext. *8032 or email John.Kirkner@stmarysmd.com. CASE# 33563-18
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Arrests and Warrants

Arrests:

Assault on officers: Cpl. Glen Knott responded to MedStar St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown for the report of a disturbance on June 28, 2018. Hospital staff advised that Michael Douglas Mackenzie, 23, of Mechanicsville was yelling and throwing things in his hospital room. Mackenzie later charged a security guard, pushing the victim in the stomach and chest areas. Mackenzie then kicked Deputy Carl Ball in the chest area and kicked Knott in the left leg. After a brief struggle, Mackenzie was pushed back onto his bed, arrested, transported to the St. Mary's County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with two counts of Second-Degree Assault Law Enforcement and two counts of Second-Degree Assault. CASE# 34023-18
Michael Douglas Mackenzie
Open Alcoholic Container: On June 8, 2018, DFC Vincent Pontorno arrested Willie Sheldon Miller, 51, of Lexington Park for Open Alcoholic Beverage Container at a Retail Establishment at 46940 South Shangri La Drive in Lexington Park. CASE# 30432-18
Willie Sheldon Miller
Open Alcoholic Container: On June 14, 2018, Cpl. Alvin Beishline arrested Walter Jerome Ford Sr., 50, of Lexington Park for Open Alcoholic Beverage Container at a Retail Establishment at 21800 North Shangri La Drive in Lexington Park. CASE# 31532-18
Walter Jerome Ford Sr.
Possession of Alcoholic Container: On June 14, 2018, DFC Vincent Pontorno arrested Francine Mae Morgan, 58, of Lexington Park for Possession of an Alcoholic Container at 46940 South Shangri La Drive in Lexington Park. CASE# 31609-18
Francine Mae Morgan
Trespassing: On June 14, 2018, DFC Vincent Pontorno arrested Jovan Denise Fenwick, 24, of Lexington Park for Trespassing at Canopy Liquors at 21636 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park after being duly notified not to do so by Cpl. Timothy Snyder. CASE# 31567-18 (no photo available) 

Theft: On June 21, 2018, Dep. Robert Chase arrested Rodta Edward Maddox, 20, of Lexington Park for Theft under $100 at the California Walmart store. CASE# 32906-18
Rodta Edward Maddox
Theft: On June 21, 2018, Dep. Matthew Beyer arrested Annie Dolores Dexter, 19, of Avenue for Theft: Less than $100 at the California Walmart store. CASE# 32958-18 (no photo available) 

Trespassing: On June 23, 2018, DFC Vincent Pontorno arrested Melody Lynn Bowen, 51, of Lexington Park for Trespassing at 21632 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. CASE# 33214-18 (no photo available)

Theft: On June 25, 2018, DFC Kevin Molitor arrested Donald Wayne Adkins Jr., 48, of Lexington Park for Theft: Less than $100 at the California Walmart store, stealing Sudafed and Mountain Dew. CASE# 33605-18
Donald Wayne Adkins Jr.
Theft: On June 25, 2018, Dep. Tyler Payne arrested Chelsie Marie Crawford, 24, of Charlotte Hall for Theft: Less than $100 at the California Target store. CASE# 33582-18 (no photo available) 

Trespassing: On June 26, 2018, Cpl. John Kirkner arrested Donald Earl Walker, 30, of Aquasco for Trespassing on Private Property at 37767 Market Drive in Charlotte Hall after being issued a notice not to trespass by Cpl. Jaime Davis. CASE# 33764-18
Donald Earl Walker
Second-Degree Assault: On June 27, 2018, Dep. Shawn Bowie responded to the 21000 block of Brighton Avenue in Lexington Park for the report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, Bowie saw Toni Clydia Carleen Richardson, 18, of Lexington Park physically assaulting the victim. Richardson left the area upon the deputy’s approach into a crowd, but was located down the street at her home, arrested, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with Second-Degree Assault. CASE# 33951-18
Toni Clydia Carleen Richardson
Violation of Peace Order: On June 27, 2018, DFC Dale Smith responded to the Clements Convenience Center for the report of a violation of a protective order. The deputy made contact with the victim who had an active peace order against Melvin Jerome Price, 55, of Clements. Price yelled profanity to the victim while opening the convenience center. Price was located, arrested, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with Violation of a Peace Order. CASE# 33931-18
Melvin Jerome Price
Violation of Peace Order: On June 27, 2018, Cpl. Steven Kerby responded to the Clements Convenience Center for the report of a separate violation of a peace order. Upon arrival, Kerby saw the victim and Larry Joseph Murphy, 36, of Bushwood working on a vehicle together. Murphy was arrested, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with Violation of a Peace Order. CASE# 33940-18
Larry Joseph Murphy
Contraband: On June 27, 2018, DFC Dale Smith responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center for the report of contraband. Smith was advised by corrections staff that Mark Anthony Morgan, 30, of Mechanicsville was trying to use a condom filled with unknown specimen urine during a urinalysis test. Morgan was arrested and charged with Possession of Contraband in a Place of Confinement. CASE# 33956-18
Mark Anthony Morgan
Theft: On June 27, 2018, Dep. Phillip Henry arrested Jesse Marie Jameson, 27, of Lexington Park for stealing shampoo, flip flops and socks at the Callaway Weis grocery store. Jameson was arrested and charged with Theft: Less than $100 and Failure to Appear: Trespassing. CASE# 33901-18  
Jesse Marie Jameson
Theft: Cpl. David Corcoran arrested James Michael Wyatt on June 28, 2018 for Theft: Less than $1,000 at the California Target store, stealing a coil, doll, headphones and a cup. CASE# 34075-18
James Michael Wyatt

Warrants:

Cortez Leonard Alls, 28, of Port Wentworth, GA was arrested on June 21, 2018 on an outstanding warrant for Second-Degree Escape by Dep. Courtney Edwards #335. CASE# 31171-18
Cortez Leonard Alls
Terrell Brian Moore, 31, of Lusby was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Second-Degree Assault on June 26, 2018 by Dep. Richard Forbes #341. CASE# 33680-18
Terrell Brian Moore
Kathleen Kelly Coontz, 34, of Lexington Park was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Theft under $100 by Cpl. James Stone #183 on June 26, 2018. 33728-18
Kathleen Kelly Coontz
Dallas Patrick Terry, 21, of Lexington Park was arrested on June 26, 2018 on an outstanding warrant for Violation of Probation by Dep. Courtney Edwards #335. CASE# 33711-18
Dallas Patrick Terry
Jesse Jay Cromwell, 36, of Lexington Park was arrested on June 26, 2018 on an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear: Child Support by Cpl. David Potter #255. CASE# 33807-18
Jesse Jay Cromwell
Troy Markel Hebb, 33, of Lexington Park was arrested on June 27, 2018 on an outstanding warrant for Driving without a License by Cpl. Brandon Foor #235. CASE# 33836-18
Troy Markel Hebb
Amber Nicole Queen, 23, of Bushwood was arrested on June 27, 2018 on an outstanding warrant for Violation of Probation by DFC Rozier Steinbach #268. CASE# 33893-18
Amber Nicole Queen
Edward Carroll Gaines Jr., 70, of Callao, VA was arrested on June 27, 2018 on an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear: Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle by DFC Rozier Steinbach #268. CASE# 33894-18
Edward Carroll Gaines Jr.
Jesse Marie Jameson, 28, of Great Mills was arrested on an outstanding warrant on June 27, 2018 for Failure to Appear: Trespassing by Dep. Phillip Henry #333. CASE# 33901-18 
Jesse Marie Jameson
William Thomas Douglas, 36, of Great Mills was arrested on an outstanding warrant on June 28, 2018 on an outstanding warrant for Violation of Probation by DFC Sheena Tirpak #270. CASE# 34014-18
William Thomas Douglas
Patrick Allan Portzen, 35, of Waldorf was arrested on June 28, 2018 on outstanding warrants for Failure to Appear: Rogue and Vagabond, Failure to Appear: Theft $100 to $1,500, Failure to Appear: Driving While Suspended through Calvert County and Failure to Appear: Unauthorized Removal of Property and Failure to Appear: Rogue and Vagabond through Prince George's County by DFC Dale Smith #297. CASE# 34053-18 
Patrick Allan Portzen
James Michael Wyatt, 34, of Great Mills was arrested on an outstanding warrant on June 28, 2018 for Violation of Probation by Cpl. David Corcoran #129. CASE# 1735-18 
James Michael Wyatt
Becky Sue Booth, 41, of Lexington Park was arrested on an outstanding warrant on June 28, 2018 for Failure to Appear: Theft less than $100 by Cpl. David Corcoran #129. CASE# 34124-18
Becky Sue Booth
Matthew Joseph Hatcher, 32, of Mechanicsville was arrested on outstanding warrants on June 28, 2018 for two counts of Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle and two counts of Child Support by DFC Vincent Pontorno #257. CASE# 34158-18
Matthew Joseph Hatcher
Jacobi Synon Powell, 26, of Lexington Park was arrested on June 28, 2018 on an outstanding Calvert County warrant for Child Support by Cpl. Austin Schultz #258. CASE# 34176-18
Jacobi Synon Powell
 Justin Steven Cherrico, 32, of Mechanicsville was arrested on June 28, 2018 on an outstanding warrant for Violation of Probation: Rogue and Vagabond by Cpl. Patrick Handy #132. CASE# 34184-18 
Justin Steven Cherrico


Criminal Summonses


Carson O’Neil Jones, 43, of Lexington Park was charged on June 20, 2018 with Second-Degree Assault by DFC Rachael Roszell. CASE# 27148-18

Regina Danielle Huff, 42, of Hollywood was charged on June 21, 2018 with Second-Degree Assault by Cpl. Matthew Beyer. CASE# 25616-18

Gregory Bertrand Gagnon, 52, of Mechanicsville was charged on June 21, 2018 with Second-Degree Assault by Cpl. Matthew Beyer. CASE# 25448-18

Erin Neveal Stokes, 26, of No Fixed Address was charged on June 25, 2018 with Theft: Less than $100 by DFC Kevin Molitor. CASE# 24432-18

Joanne Annette Lusk, 51, of Charlotte Hall was charged on June 26, 2018 with Harass: A Course of Conduct by DFC Daniel Holdsworth. CASE# 33789-18

Jonathan Albert Anderson, 28, of Leonardtown was charged on June 27, 2018 with Second-Degree Assault by Dep. Carl Ball. CASE# 33144-18

Todd Matthew Evans, 41, of Lexington Park was charged on June 27, 2018 with Theft: $100 to under $1,500, Attempted Theft: Less than $100, Credit Card: Steal Another’s and two counts of Another’s Credit Card Charge less than $100 by Dep. Carl Ball. CASE# 27971-18

Anthony James Campbell, 35, of Mechanicsville was charged on June 28, 2018 with Malicious Destruction of Property under $1,000 by Cpl. Steven Kerby. CASE# 32561-18

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Identities Needed for Theft Suspects

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is seeking the community's assistance in providing the identities of multiple individuals in several recent thefts.

On Sunday at 8:50 a.m., June 24, 2018, two suspects took a Troy-Bilt curved-shaft grass trimmer, model TB635EC from the Lowe's Home Improvement store on Worth Avenue in California. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspects or incident are asked to call Dep. Benjamin Raley at 301-475-4200, ext. *8076 or email Benjamin.Raley@stmarysmd.com. CASE# 33426-18




On Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 8:05 p.m. a suspect stole a blue and gray Next Unisex Power Climber bicycle from the back of the Lexington Park IHOP restaurant while the victim was working inside. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or incident is asked to call Cpl. Austin Schultz at 301-475-4200, ext. *1953 or email Austin.Schultz@stmarysmd.com. CASE# 28829-18

On Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 1:15 a.m., a suspect took a backpack off the shelf at the California Walmart store on Miramar Way and stuffed it with merchandise and attempted to leave the store without paying for any of the items. When stopped by a store employee, the suspect relinquished the merchandise. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or this incident is asked to call Dep. Matthew Beyer at 301-475-4200, ext. *8005 or email Matthew.Beyer@stmarysmd.com. CASE# 32843-18

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., a suspect at the California Walmart store wheeled a cart of merchandise past the last point of sale and was leaving the store when stopped by a loss-prevention employee. The suspect left when asked to go to the loss-prevention office. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or incident is asked to call DFC Sheena Tirpak at 301-475-4200, ext. *8051 or email Sheena.Tirpak@stmarysmd.com. CASE# 33308-18

On Friday, June 22, 2018 at 8:30 a.m., a suspect wearing a Walmart reflective vest wheeled a cart of merchandise past the last point of sale and was leaving the California Walmart store when he was stopped by a store employee who asked for a receipt. The suspect then fled. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or incident is asked to call DFC Sheena Tirpak at 301-475-4200, ext. *8051 or email Sheena.Tirpak@stmarysmd.com. CASE# 33311-18






Arrests, Warrants, DUI

Arrests:

CDS Possession: On June 22, 2018, Cpl. Daniel Snyder responded to the 22000 block of Iverson Drive in California to assist the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office in a warrant service. While in the dwelling, Snyder observed a bag of hypodermic needles, a smoking device, a metal spoon with suspected heroin residue on it and a folded piece of paper with suspected heroin in it. In searching James Michael Wyatt, 34, of Lusby, paper money with suspected cocaine was found along with a plastic baggie with suspected crack cocaine. Wyatt was arrested, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown where he was charged with Possession of CDS: Not Marijuana and Possession of CDS Paraphernalia. CASE# 33102-18
James Michael Wyatt
Assault: On June 22, 2018, Dep. Carl Ball responded to the Dollar General store in Leonardtown for the report of an assault. Ball made contact with the victim who advised the victim had been physically assaulted by Brandy Michelle Herman, 32, of Leonardtown. The victim stated that Herman slapped the victim several times with an open hand, scratched the victim and grabbed the victim’s throat to the point of losing breath. The victim had a small laceration on the neck. Herman was arrested and charged with Second-Degree Assault. CASE# 33117-18
Brandy Michelle Herman
Disorderly Conduct: On June 23, 2018, Cpl. Austin Schultz responded to the Lexington Park IHOP restaurant for a reported assault. Schultz made contact with Latoya Renee Mason, 36, of Lexington Park who was requested to remain in the restaurant while Schultz spoke to another subject. Mason walked outside and yelled profanities toward the subject and Schultz told Mason to stop several times. Multiple patrons left the area because she was acting in a disorderly manner. After it was clear Mason was not going to stop her behavior, she was placed under arrest, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with Disorderly Conduct. CASE# 33180-18
Latoya Renee Mason
CDS Possession: On June 23, 2018, the St. Mary’s County Emergency Communications Center was called about a vehicle driving recklessly. Dep. Sheena Tirpak located the vehicle, a silver Chrysler Town and Country van, after a collision at Town Creek Drive and Three Notch Road. The driver of the van, David Smith Foard, 48, of Ridge had slurred speech, lethargic reactions, difficulty remembering and couldn’t follow simple instructions. Foard was unable to complete the standardized field sobriety testing successfully. A search found a prescription bottle with 10 mg Methadone Hydrochloride tablets, but there were also 5 mg tablets mixed in. Methadone is a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance. Foard was arrested, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with Driving a Vehicle While Impaired by a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. CASE# 33360-18
David Smith Foard
CDS Possession: On June 24, 2018, Cpl. James Stone made a traffic stop on Route 5 at Chingville Road for a swerving vehicle. Stone made contact with the driver, Marcel Dewayne Thomas, 32, of Hollywood who acting nervous and made several furtive movements. With the assistance of other deputies, a search found a digital scale in the vehicle, a prescription bottle with no label containing 81 Alprazolam pills, a Schedule III narcotic, and eight Xanax pills. Thomas was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center where two baggies with 55 grams of suspected cocaine were found on his person. Thomas was charged with three counts of CDS Possession: Not Marijuana, Possession of Contraband in a Place of Confinement and CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia. CASE# 33380-18
Marcel Dewayne Thomas
Burglary: On June 24, 2018, Dep. Dale Smith responded to the 37000 block of Golden Beach Road in Mechanicsville for the report of a possible burglary. Smith met with the victim who advised that he found vehicles parked in the driveway of the home that belonged to his mother. The victim spoke with the unknown male and asked what he was doing there. Donald Earl Walker, 31, of No Fixed Address said it was his house. The victim said it was not Walker’s house and called the police. Walker left and later arrived at the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office headquarters in Leonardtown where Walker said the house belonged to him for 30 years. Maryland land records showed the house belonged to the victim’s mother. The boards on the vacant house had been torn down causing damaged to the house. Walker was charged with Third- and Fourth-Degree Burglary. CASE# 33442-18
Donald Earl Walker
 Warrants:

Ricardo Andres Vasquez, 25, of New Iberia, LA was arrested on June 22, 2018 on an outstanding warrant for Violation of Probation, Failure to Appear: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se by Cpl. Joshua Krum #260. CASE# 33035-18
Ricardo Andres Vasquez
Erin Neveal Stokes, 26, No Fixed Address was arrested on June 22, 2018 on outstanding warrants for Failure to Appear: Child Support, Theft: $100 to under $1,500, Theft: Less than $100, Theft: Credit Card by Cpl. Joshua Krum #260. CASE# 33030-18
Erin Neveal Stokes
Shawn Michael Clark, 36, of California was arrested on June 22, 2018 on an outstanding Calvert County warrant for Failure to Appear: Theft less than $100 by Cpl. Steven Kerby #242. CASE# 33047-18
Shawn Michael Clark

Christina Suzanne Buckler, 39, of Charlotte Hall was arrested on June 22, 2018 on outstanding warrants for Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle and Taking a Vehicle without Owner’s Consent. Buckler was also served with a criminal summons for Theft: Less than $100 by Cpl. Steven Kerby #242. CASE# 33056-18
Christina Suzanne Buckler
DUI:

On June 14, 2018, Jordan James Cramer, 31, of Lexington Park was charged with Driving a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving a Vehicle While Impaired by Alcohol, Reckless Driving, Negligent Driving and Stopping Vehicle in Intersection by Cpl. Elizabeth O’Connor. CASE# 31632-18
Jordan James Cramer