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

MSP Reports for St. Mary's County


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (November 26, 2007) - The Leonardtown Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) today released the following incident and arrest reports.

THEFT: On Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 1:19 pm, TFC M. Moore responded to a reported Theft from Motor Vehicle which occurred in the 45000 block of Take It Easy Ranch Road in Callaway. During the course of the investigation, contact was made with the male complainant who advised unknown suspect(s) broke into his 1999 green Ford F150. The suspect(s) gained entry through the rear sliding window. Items stolen from the truck are as follows: Dual DVD/CD/MP3 player, value $600.00; Kicker 12 inch Sub Woofer value $200.00; Amp Punch 450 watts value $259.00 and a Garmin Navigation system valued at $400.00. Total amount of property stolen was $1,459.00. Neighborhood checks were conducted and the investigation continues.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: On Monday, November 19, 2007 at 11:25 am, John Wheeler Sharpless, 23, of Hollywood was arrested by Tpr. C. Evans for possession of Marijuana and CDS paraphernalia. Tpr. Evans initiated a traffic stop on south bound Route 235 in the area of Clarks Landing Road in Hollywood on a silver Ford Ranger for an equipment violation. During the course of the traffic stop, contact was made with the driver, Mr. Sharpless and a strong odor of burnt Marijuana was emitting from the vehicle. Mr. Sharpless was found to be in possession of Marijuana and a CDS smoking device. Mr. Sharpless was taken to the Leonardtown Barrack for processing then to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he was detained pending a bond review.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: On Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 9:38 am, Joseph Alan Neal, 20, of Waldorf was arrested by Tpr. B. McCartney for possession of Marijuana. Tpr. McCartney stopped a silver Toyota Camry on Route 5 in Mechanicsville for exceeding the posted speed limit. During the course of the traffic stop, contact was made with Mr. Neal and a strong odor of Marijuana was emitting from the vehicle. Mr. Neal was found to be in possession of a small baggie of Marijuana and he was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he was held pending a bond review.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: On Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 4:30 pm, Tpr. J. Pilkerton initiated a traffic stop on Route 249 at Route 244 in Valley Lee on a red Ford Escort for an equipment violation. During the course of the traffic stop, contact was made with the driver, Christopher Michael Wilcox, 37, of Great Mills. A small baggie of Marijuana and a glass CDS smoking device were found in the vehicle. Mr. Wilcox was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he was charged with possession of Marijuana and possession of CDS paraphernalia. He was held pending a bond review.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: On Thursday, November 22, 2007 at 12:55 am, TFC K. Lashley initiated a traffic stop on Route 237 north of Route 246 in Great Mills on a white Mercury Grand Marquis for displaying expired registration plates. Contact was made with the male driver, 20, of Great Mills and also made with the passenger, Kyle Drew Shepherd, 25, of Bushwood who was found to be in possession of Marijuana and CDS paraphernalia. He was charged accordingly and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he was detained pending a bond review. The driver was cited for the expired registration and released at the scene.

ILLEGAL DRUGS, DUI/DWI: On Thursday, November 22, 2007 at 4:33 pm, TFC T. Quade initiated a traffic stop on south bound Route 235 south of Thames Avenue in Lexington Park on a gold Toyota for exceeding the posted speed limit. During the course of the traffic stop, TFC Quade made contact with the driver, Philip Martin Chase, 43, of Waldorf and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was emitting from his breath. Mr. Chase was subsequently arrested for DWI/DUI. A passenger, Kirk Tirrell Crafton, 39, of Ridge was found to be in possession of a CDS smoking device. He was charged on a Criminal Citation and released at the scene.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT, RESISTING ARREST: On Friday, November 23, 2007 at 1:55 am, TFC L. Nims responded to a reported disturbance at the Dew Droop Inn, in the 23000 block of Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood. Upon arrival, contact was made with the suspect, Sammy Joe Johnson, Jr., 28, of Lexington Park, who was extremely intoxicated and creating a disturbance inside the establishment. Mr. Johnson was escorted outside so some of the witnesses could be interviewed. Once TFC Nims returned back outside to the suspect he became uncooperative and disorderly. TFC Nims attempted to place Mr. Johnson under arrest when he began to resist. Mr. Johnson was subsequently subdued and placed under arrest. He was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He was held pending a bond review.

THEFT: On Friday, November 23, 2007 at 1:09 pm, Tpr. M. Adams responded to the 48000 block of Villa Road in St. Inigoes for the reported Theft. The female complainant advised a turquoise, 2001 Manteo kayak, 12 feet in length was stolen by unknown individuals. The kayak was tied to the pier at the residence and was taken sometime after mid October. Officers from Department of Natural Resources have been notified of the theft. The investigation continues.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: On Friday, November 23, 2007 at 10:12 pm, TFC M. Grimes initiated a traffic stop on Indian Bridge Road in the area of Onion Field Lane in California. The vehicle was a white Volkswagen and was stopped for exceeding the posted speed limit. During the course of the traffic stop, contact was made with the driver, John Michael William Snavely, 21, of Hollywood and a strong odor of burnt marijuana was emitting from the vehicle. A bag of marijuana was found in Mr. Snavely's vehicle. He was arrested for possession of Marijuana and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he was held pending a bond review.

THEFT: On Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 1:00 pm, TFC M. Laney responded to the 22000 block of Duke Street in Leonardtown for a reported Theft. Upon arrival contact was made with the female victim, who advised she and her husband went on a fishing trip earlier that morning and left a black and white Igloo cooler by the fence of their residence while they were removing the cover from their boat. When they returned that afternoon unknown suspect(s) had stolen the cooler and it's contents. Also inside of the cooler was a Kodak C340 digital camera valued at $800.00, a pair of sunglasses and assorted keys. Neighborhood checks were conducted with negative results. The investigation is continuing.

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