LEONARDTOWN, Md. - The Leonardtown Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) today released the following incident and arrest reports.
On Monday, October 9, 2006 at 11:00 pm, TFC Nims responded to Springdale Drive, Bushwood, for a reported assault. Investigation revealed Joanne McNeill, 53, of Bushwood, had slapped the victim several times in the face. As the victim was attempting to leave the residence, Ms. McNeill hit him in the back of the neck with her cane. She then obtained a meat cleaver and chased the victim from the residence. As the victim was leaving in his vehicle, Ms. McNeill smashed the rear window with her cane.
On Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at 11:27 am, Cpl Vanhoy arrested Barbara Ellen Guy, 19, of Lexington Park, on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear for a preliminary hearing on a driving while suspended charge. Ms. Guy was taken to the detention center and held until posting a $3,500 bail.
On Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 12:16 pm, Maryland State Police responded to a reported airplane crash at the St. Marys Airport in California. The pilot advised while landing, the landing gear failed and the plane pulled to the right. The aircraft remained on the runway and a fire erupted. Upon stopping, all occupants evacuated the aircraft without injury. The FAA arrived on the scene and took over the investigation.
On Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 10:22 pm, TFC Linger stopped a vehicle for speeding on Route 235 at Pegg Road, in Lexington Park. Upon contact with the driver, Vernon Richard Hebb, 55, of Lexington Park, an odor of burnt marijuana was detected. A search was conducted and marijuana was recovered from a tool box and an ashtray. Mr. Hebb was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of CDS paraphernalia. He was taken to the detention center and held pending a bond hearing.
On Friday, October 13, 2006 at 3:47 pm, units responded to a helicopter crash in a field near Fairgrounds Road and Route 5 in Leonardtown. Investigation revealed that when oil began pouring into the cockpit, during flight, an emergency landing was conducted. As the helicopter was landing a part of the helicopter struck the power lines. The helicopter and crew belonged to the Naval Test Pilot School at Pax River. The Navy has taken over the investigation. SMECO was contacted about the downed wires. No injuries were sustained.
On Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 2:20 pm, TFC Evans stopped a vehicle for speeding on Pegg Road at Westbury Blvd., in Lexington Park. Upon contact with the driver, Thomas William Norris, 38, of Callaway, an aluminum can, containing burnt crack cocaine was observed. During a probable cause search, no further CDS was found. Mr. Norris was issued a criminal citation for possession of CDS paraphernalia and released from the scene.