LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Dec. 13, 2007) - The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) today released the following incident and arrest reports. BCI is an investigative team comprised of Detectives from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack. The unit was established on July 1, 2003 and is based in Leonardtown, Maryland.
BURGLARY: On December 12, 2007 at approximately 5 p.m., Kenneth R. Foy, 46, of Mechanicsville, burglarized a residence on Old Village Road in Mechanicsville Maryland. He ransacked the home and fled with a variety of household items. Sheriff's Office Deputies and Maryland State Police Troopers responded and obtained a description of Foy and his vehicle. They apprehended the suspect as he traveled from the scene, on Route 235 in Hollywood. St. Mary's County BCI detectives charged foy with 1st degree burglary, theft over $500, and property destruction. He was incarcerated at the St. Mary's County Detention Center.
BURGLARY: St. Mary's County BCI Detectives arrested a second person in connection with the November 28th burglary at Russell's Store in Valley Lee, the November 28th burglary at Charlie's Deli in Lexington Park, the November 28th attempted burglary at St. James Store & Pub, and the December 4th burglary at the Pentecostal Church in Lexington Park. On December 12 at approximately 6:30 p.m., detectives charged Gary Andrew Quade, 32, with no fixed address, and incarcerated him at the St. Mary's County Detention Center.
STABBING: On December 12th at approximately 8:30 pm., Aloysius S. Herbert, 42, with no fixed address, returned to a residence on Blake Creek Road in Leonardtown, after being told to leave earlier, due to a verbal altercation. After forcing his way into the residence he began assaulting occupants of the house. Herbert's assault on one of the occupants, Brandon J. Smith, 19, from Leonardtown, continued into the kitchen, where Smith obtained a kitchen knife and stabbed Herbert twice. Herbert was flown to P.G. Shock Trauma with non-life threatening injuries. No charges have been placed and St. Mary's County BCI Detectives continue their investigation into the incident.
HANDGUN VIOLATIONS: Detectives from the St. Mary's County BCI Vice Narcotics Division served a Search and Seizure Warrant on the home and person of James Sheehan of Callaway. Suspect Sheehan, 20, was found to be in possession of a handgun that was obtained through street contacts in Lexington Park. Suspect Sheehan was arrested and charged with two handgun violations to include firearm unlawful sale transfer and regulated firearm possession by a habitual user of marijuana. He is awaiting a hearing before the District Court Commissioner.
In the last 90 days, Vice Narcotics Detectives have recovered eight long guns and five handguns during drug operations and warrant executions. Detectives will continue to work closely with State's Attorney Richard D. Fritz and members of his Office to curtail the illegal possession of firearms in St. Mary's County.