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St. Mary's County Sheriff's Report


LEONARDTOWN, Md. - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.

Suspect Graham David Hockaday (Age 20 of No Fixed Address) was charged on a Criminal Summons for Theft less than $100.00. He was captured on video stealing from a California Store. The investigation was conducted by Deputy Robert Gill and the Criminal Summons was served by Deputy Martin Mumper.

Sheriff's Office Deputy David Cowan responded to a Mechanicsville residence for the reported Violation of a Protective Order. Suspect Shawn Kelly Pate (Age 38 of Mechanicsville) had fled the scene, but was apprehended on a traffic stop a short time later. He was arrested and charged with one count of Violation of a Protective Order. Further investigation revealed there was an open warrant for his arrest issued by the Circuit Court of St. Mary's County. The warrant was for Failure to Appear.

Deputy David M. Yingling responded to the area of Wanda Lane in Mechanicsville for the reported suspicious vehicle. Through his investigation of the vehicle he discovered that it belonged to a person he was familiar with. He remained in the area and waited for the vehicle to go in motion, at which time he conducted a vehicle stop. Upon approaching the vehicle, Deputy Yingling noted a two piece tool set inside the vehicle that were not there upon his initial check. The Officer also noted burglary tools in plain view and asked the Suspect, Larry E. Sams Jr. (Age 35 of Mechanicsville) to exit the vehicle. When the Suspect exited the vehicle Deputy Yingling noted something in his waistband. The item was a flashlight. Other Deputies responded and located muddy footprints in the location the vehicle was first seen. The footprints led to a shed to the rear of a residence. The homeowner was awoke and confirmed that the two piece tool box was in fact stolen from the shed. Suspect Sams Jr. was arrested and charged with Burglary Second Degree, Possession of Burglary Tools and Theft under $500.00.

Dontae Jerome Cooke (Age 22 of Lusby, Maryland) was arrested for Trespassing by Deputy Robert A. Russell. Suspect Cooke was involved in a disturbance at a Lexington Park Bar and was told to leave and remain off the property. Suspect Cooke was still in the parking lot of the establishment nearly one hour later, refusing to leave.

Steven Preston Yates (Age 56 of Loveville, Maryland) was arrested on an open warrant by Deputy J. Kirkner for Failure to Appear.

Aboul Rauf El-Amin-Tariq (Age 25 of Washington, D.C.) was arrested on an open warrant for Failure to Appear. The arresting Officer was Deputy Martin Mumper.

Thiesher Van Lamotte (Age 40 of Hollywood, Maryland) was arrested on two open warrants for Failure to Appear by Deputy Shaun Carberry.

Deborah Ann Shepherd (Age 48 of Hollywood, Maryland) was charged on a Criminal Summons by Deputy Shaun Carberry for Trespassing.

Cynthia Ann Knott (Age 27 of Park Hall) was charged on a Criminal Summons for Theft under $500.00. Suspect Knott was inside a Leonardtown Grocery Store in line behind the undisclosed victim. The victim gathered her groceries and exited the store, leaving behind her wallet. Suspect Knott placed the victim's wallet inside her purse and left the store as well. Suspect Knott was captured on video tape and Deputy Mark A. Porter was able to locate her due to the fact she paid for her items with a credit card type payment. Once she was located Deputy Porter was able to positively identify her with still photos obtained from the video. Suspect Knott removed the valuables from the wallet and discarded all of the other items. She was charged with one count of Theft Under $500.00.

Off duty Deputy Joseph Somerville was working a security assignment, when Suspect Joel Freeman Reimers (Age 25 of California, Maryland) was attempting to pay for food. He pulled money from his pocket and in doing so, dropped his marijuana smoking device on the floor. He fled the store and was apprehended. He was charged with possession of the smoking device.

Suspect James Roger Nuwer (Age 30 of Great Mills) was charged on a Criminal Summons for Assault Second Degree. No other details are available and Deputy Kevin Meyer was the charging Deputy.

Shayla Ann Harris (Age 35 of Park Hall) was paying for items in a California Store when she advised the clerk so did not have enough money. As the clerk voided the sale, Suspect Harris placed more than $40.00 worth of Compact Music Discs inside of her bag and attempted to leave the store. She was stopped by security and began acting disorderly. Off duty Deputy Eric Walker was inside the store on his personal time and heard the commotion. The Suspect began yelling and scream stating she "did nothing wrong". Deputy Eric Walker assisted security until Deputy Margaret Smolarsky arrived. The Deputies attempted to place her under arrest and she resisted. She was charged with Failure to Obey a Lawful Order, Theft under $100.00, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct. The stolen CD's were removed from her person and returned to the store.

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