On August 3rd, 2005 at approximately 0036 hrs law enforcement responded to a residence located in Great Mills, St. Mary's County, Maryland for the reported Home Invasion and assault. Contact was made with the reported victim, identified as 40 year old Dianne Renee Topper who stated a male forcibly entered her residence and assaulted her with a knife.
Numerous police officers responded to the area and searched the surrounding area unable to locate the suspect. Detectives from the St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) responded to the scene and further investigated the case.
The crime scene was surveyed and witness statements were obtained. Evidence and statements obtained by detectives indicated the incident did not occur as the victim stated it did. The investigation revealed the victim made a false report of the incident and she was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center charged with one (1) count of False Statement to an Officer.