MSP Reports for St. Mary's County - Southern Maryland Headline News

MSP Reports for St. Mary's County


LEONARDTOWN, Md. - The Leonardtown Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) today released the following incident and arrest reports.

On Sunday, April 22, 2007 at 9:12 pm, TFC Nims responded to the 23000 block of Maddox Road in Bushwood for a reported Burglary and Theft. Contact was made with the complainant. She advised unknown suspect(s) stolen four (4) saddles and other riding equipment totaling $3,800 between Saturday, April 21, 2007 at 2:00pm and Sunday, April 22, 2007 at 9:00 pm. The investigation continues.

On Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 9:02 pm, TFC Fleetwood responded to the 24000 block of Hollywood Road for a reported Theft of a farm tractor. Contact was made with the complainant, who advised his farm tractor was stolen on April 24, 2007 between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm. The investigation revealed a 16 year old juvenile male, of Hollywood took the $30,000 farm tractor. The juvenile was processed for theft of motor vehicle and released to his mother pending action by Juvenile Services.

On Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 10:36 am, TFC Linger initiated a traffic stop on a silver Mercury Grand Marquis at Rt. 246 at Rt. 237 in Lexington Park for an equipment violation. Contact was made with the driver, John Edward Nunley, Jr., 30, of Tall Timbers. Marijuana was observed on the front passenger seat. Mr. Nunley was arrested for possession of marijuana. A search incident to the arrested revealed a cellophane bag with marijuana and a digital scale containing marijuana residue in the trunk of the vehicle. Mr. Nunley was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of CDS paraphernalia. He was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending a bond review.

On Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 10:15 am, Tpr. McCartney was transporting Robert Wayne Wright, 29, of Scotland to the St. Mary's County Detention Center after receiving medical treatment at St. Mary's Hospital. While enroute to the detention center, Mr. Wright unbuckled his seatbelt, exited the police vehicle and fled on foot. He was apprehended in front of the District Court building and taken to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. Mr. Wright was charged as an Escapee and held pending a bond review.

On Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 11:40 pm, TFC Trossbach responded to the 44000 block of Buck Redmond Road in Callaway for a reported suspicious red van. The vehicle was located and contact was made with the driver, Gerald Lawrence, 56, of St. George's Island. A strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was emitting from his breath and person. Mr. Lawrence was arrested for DUI. A search incident to arrest revealed cocaine was located in the ashtray. Additionally, Mr. Lawrence was charged with possession of CDS and DUI. One of the passengers, Shirley Mae Battle, 49, of Callaway was in possession of a CDS smoking device with cocaine residue and a plastic bag containing cocaine. Ms. Battle was arrested for possession of cocaine and CDS paraphernalia. Both Mr. Lawrence and Ms. Battle were transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending a bond review.

On Sunday, April 29, 2007 at 11:30 pm, Tpr. Brill responded to the 38000 block of Lake Forest Lane in Mechanicsville for a reported Burglary to a motor vehicle. Upon arrival, contact was with the complainant, who was able to detain one the suspects, Mr. Timothy Delman Ball, 49, of Mechanicsville. The other suspect, a 17 year old juvenile male fled the scene. Mr. Ball was arrested for 4th degree burglary and theft under $100. A search of Mr. Ball's person revealed he was in possession of marijuana and CDS paraphernalia and a pair of brass knuckles. He was also charged with possession of the marijuana and CDS paraphernalia and concealed deadly weapon. He was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending a bond review. Investigation continues pending charges on the 17 year old juvenile.

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