LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Jan. 3, 2008) - The Leonardtown Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) today released the following incident and arrest reports.
THEFT: On Tuesday, December 25, 2007 at 10:00 pm, Tpr. C. Evans responded to St. Mary's Hospital for the reported theft over $500. Upon arrival contact was made with a female employee who advised she purchased numerous Gift Cards and bottles of lotion from Bath and Body Works. Gift bags were put in employee mailboxes in the breakroom. During the period December 21 to December 25, 2007, unknown suspect(s) stole the gift bags from the mailboxes. The investigation is continuing.
HANDGUN THEFT: On Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at 4:40 pm, Tpr. B. McCartney responded to the Leonardtown Barracks for a reported theft from a motor vehicle. Contact was made with the male complainant who advised he went to the Farmer's Market in Charlotte Hall at 11:00 am on December 22, 2007. When he returned to his vehicle at 2:00 pm that afternoon, he discovered his Taurus ACP 45 caliber handgun, serial number UK99-5551 was missing from the vehicle. The handgun was valued at $550.00. The handgun was entered in NCIC as a stolen handgun and the investigation continues.
ILLEGAL DRUGS: On Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at 11:21 pm, a 17 year old male from Leonardtown, William Charles Zander, 18, of Leonardtown and Christopher Joseph Pennington, 18, of Leonardtown were arrested by TFC L. Nims for possession of Marijuana. The juvenile was operating a silver Dodge Neon on southbound Route 5 in Leonardtown when he was stopped for exceeding the posted speed limit. When contact was made with the driver a strong odor of burning Marijuana was emitting from the vehicle. During the course of the traffic stop, two cigar tubes were found in the vehicle. One contained a smoldering blunt with Marijuana the other also contained Marijuana. A clear baggie of marijuana was also found in the vehicle. The juvenile was transported to the Leonardtown Barracks where he was processed and later released to his father pending further action by Juvenile Services. Both Mr. Zander and Mr. Pennington were transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where they were detained pending a bond review.
ILLEGAL DRUGS, OUTSTANDING WARRANT: On Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 10:29 am, Lisa Cherylette Armstrong, 41, of Avenue was arrested by TFC J. Linger for possession of Marijuana. Ms. Armstrong was operating a red Ford Taurus on Route 234, in the area of Big Chestnut Road in Leonardtown when she was stopped for exceeding the posted speed limit. During the course of the traffic stop, contact was made with the passenger, Timothy Allen Young, 46, of Avenue. A check through NCIC revealed Mr. Young had an outstanding Bench Warrant (T3-12899) for Violation of Probation. The original charge was possession of CDS not Marijuana. A search incident to arrest also revealed Ms. Armstrong was in possession of Marijuana and CDS paraphernalia. Mr. Young and Ms. Armstrong were transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where they were detained pending a hearing.
SUSPENDED LICENSE, STOLEN PLATES: On Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 7:32 pm, James Aloysius Connelly, 27, of Valley Lee was stopped by Tpr. J. Pilkerton on Route 244 at Route 249 in Valley Lee. Mr. Connelly was operating a white Chevrolet truck when he was stopped for an equipment violation. A check through MVA revealed his driving privileges were suspended. A check through NCIC revealed the tags on the vehicle were reported stolen to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department on May 16, 2007. Mr. Connelly was released at the scene after being issued a Criminal Citation for the Theft under $500 and traffic citations with a Preliminary Inquiry date of January 11, 2008.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On Friday, December 28, 2007 at 2:41 am, TFC Moore responded to the 15000 block of Point Lookout Road in St. Inigoes for the reported disturbance. Contact was made with the female complainant who advised Patrick Shawn Dowell, 18, of St. Inigoes was creating a disturbance. Mr. Dowell was warned about his actions and he agreed to leave the residence. At 3:28 am, Mr. Dowell returned to residence and was banging on the front door and forced his way into the residence. Mr. Dowell was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he was detained pending a bond review.