LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Dec. 19, 2007) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department released the following incident and arrest reports.
BURGLARY (RESIDENTIAL): On Dec. 18 between approximately 1300-1600 hours, unknown culprit(s) entered an unoccupied residence on Beach Rd, Colton Point, by way of an unsecured garage door. The culprit(s) stole personal property from the residence. SDFC Timothy Butler is investigating the incident.
BURGLARY (RESIDENTIAL): On Dec. 18 between approximately 1100-1700 hours, unknown culprit(s) entered an unoccupied residence in Great Mill's. SDFC Margaret Smolarsky investigated and found no sign of entry; however, the victim stated she returned home to find a side door closed but unlocked. Nothing was reported stolen and there was no sign of anything being disturbed.
THEFT (CONSTRUCTION SITE): On Dec. 17 between 12/15/07 and 12/17/07, unknown culprit(s) removed an auger and related equipment from a construction site on Flora Lane in Mechanicsville. A generator was stolen from the same location on 12/07/07. Investigation is continuing by SDFC Mark Porter.
THEFT (CONSTRUCTION SITE): On Dec. 17 two refrigerators were stolen from two unlocked homes under construction on in California, Maryland. The thefts occurred on 12/14/07 between 1600-1730 hours. The refrigerators are valued at $2000.
CDS VIOLATION (CHOPTICON HIGH SCHOOL): On Dec. 17, Asst. Principal Andrew McCarthy reported to SDFC Chad Hartzell he had received information regarding drug activity which led him to search a student. The search by McCarthy revealed a cellular phone that had its internal parts removed for storage, a hollowed out bible, a body spray can hollowed out, and a metal tubular smoking device. Suspected marijuana was also recovered. The student, 16 years old from Mechanicsville, was subsequently arrested.
WEAPONS VIOLATION (WHITE OAK SECONDARY SCHOOL): On Dec. 18 a disturbance occurred at White Oak Secondary School in Great Mills. Information was obtained by Principal Woodley that one of the students involved in the disturbance was in possession of a knife. The student was taken to the office and searched to no avail. A knife was later found in a classroom attended by the student. Prior to SDFC Margaret Smolarsky's arrival, the student admitted the knife was his. SDFC Smolarsky took possession of the black folding knife and charges are pending.
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT: On Dec. 17 at 1554 hours Deputy Labrack responded to a Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries at the intersection of Md. Rt. 235 and Airport View Dr., Hollywood. Investigation revealed a Center for Life Enrichment Bus was attempting to cross Md. Rt. 235 from Mervel Dean Rd. and failed to yield the right of way to a vehicle being operated Southbound on Md. Rt. 235 by Brian Vachalek of Leonardtown. The operator of the bus, Ollie Claytor, of Colton's Point and a passenger, Francis Countiss of Leonardtown was transported by Trooper 7 to Prince George's Hospital Shock Trauma Center with non-life threatening injuries. Mr. Vachalek was not injured as a result of the accident.
DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On Dec. 16 Deputy Ruest responded to the report of a Domestic Assault on Liberty Street, Lexington Park, Maryland. Investigation revealed the victim, Lisa Jordan and suspect, Chad Stockton were involved in a verbal domestic dispute. The dispute escalated at which time the suspect struck the victim in the face with his fist. The suspect Chad M. Stockton, age 27, of Lexington Park was placed under arrest and charged with Assault 2nd Degree. Stockton was incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT: On Dec. 16 Deputy McCoy responded to the report of a disturbance on Great Mill's Rd., Lexington Park. Investigation by Deputy McCoy revealed the victim, Carlos Perez and suspect, Wilfred Perez were involved in a physical altercation at which time suspect Wilfred Perez obtained a knife from a nearby table and held it to the victim neck causing a laceration to the victims neck. Victim Perez also received a laceration to his face. Suspect Perez was placed under arrest and charged with First Degree Assault. Perez was incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
THEFT UNDER $100: On Dec. 15 Deputy Fontanna responded to the Wal-Mart Store in California, Maryland for the reported theft. Investigation revealed the suspect, Ivan M. Wilson, age 27, of Prince Frederick entered the store and concealed merchandise on his person. Wilson then exited the store failing to render payment for the items. Wilson was arrested and charged with Theft under $100. Wilson was incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
THEFT UNDER $500: Investigation by Deputy Boyer revealed the suspect was employed by Big Lot's in Lexington Park. The suspect, Kabrina Berry, 25, of Lexington Park allowed person(s) to make purchases and scanned a lower price for the items into the register. Berry was arrested and charged with Theft under $500. Berry was incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
BURGLARY: On Dec. 17 Sdfc. D. Snyder responded to a residence on Reed Rd. in Mechanicsville for the report of a Burglary. Investigation revealed Suspect William Wedding III, age, 28 of Mechanicsville kicked open the rear door of the residence and made entry into the residence. The owner of the residence was home at the time and ran out onto the roof and called police. The owner of the residence then observed the suspect exit the residence and run into the woods. The victim and a friend of the victim pursued Suspect Wedding and capture him. A vehicle pulled onto the scene and suspect Wedding was able to escape in the vehicle. Sdfc. Snyder was able to locate Suspect Wedding a short time later and placed him under arrest. Suspect Wedding was charged with Burglary 4th Degree and Property destruction under $500. Suspect Wedding was incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On Dec. 16 Dfc. K. Morita responded to Columbus Dr., Lexington Park for the report of a disorderly person. Investigation revealed approximately 15 persons had gathered inside and outside of a residence causing a disturbance. Upon being ordered to disperse suspect Donald L. Warrick, age 19, of Lexington Park and two juveniles, age 17, of Lexington Park began shouting profanities and refused to leave the area upon being ordered to do so by Dfc. Moritz. Suspect Warrick and the two juveniles were arrested after a short struggle with officers. Suspect Warrick and the juveniles were charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Obstructing and Hindering a Police Officer and Failure to obey the Lawful Order of a Police Officer. Suspect Warrick was incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner. The two juveniles were released to the custody of a parent/guardian pending further action by juvenile authorities.
THEFT UNDER $100: On Dec. 16 Dfc. Kirkner responded to the McKay's Food and Drug in Lexington Park for the report of a Theft. Investigation revealed Suspect Judawn Johnson, age 30, of Lexington Park, entered the store and obtained a birthday cake valued at $42.99 and exited the store failing to render payment for same. Suspect Johnson was charged with Theft under $100 and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.