LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Jan. 23, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department released the following
incident and arrest reports.
HOME INVASION: On January 22 at approximately 1 p.m., two suspects described as black males, 18-25 years of age, one wearing a red bandanna over his face, entered an occupied residence on Thompson's Corner Road in Mechanicsville. Once inside the suspects confronted the two occupants in a bedroom and assaulted one by forcing him to the floor and striking him in the head. The suspects ransacked the bedroom and then fled on foot with property. The victim of the assault was treated on the scene for a head injury. St. Mary's County BCI detectives are currently investigating the incident.
CHECK WELFARE LEADS TO ARREST: On January 22 at approximately 2:30 a.m., Senior Deputy First Class David Corcoran was patrolling Great Mills Road when he observed a man and women involved in an argument. SDFC Corcoran stopped to investigate and check their welfare. The female subject became uncooperative and gave more than one false name. She then refused to identify herself and was placed under arrest. The suspect was identified as Megan Marie Vanness, 18, of Dunkirk. Vanness had an outstanding warrant in Calvert County. She was arrested and charged with Obstruction and Hindering and transported to the Detention Center pending a bond hearing before the District Court Commissioner.
WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER ASSAULT WITH GUNS: On January 19 at 9:19 p.m., Senior Deputy First Class Jim Molitor responded to a residence in Mechanicsville for a domestic disturbance involving a firearm. Investigation revealed the suspect, Christina Marie Oberman, 42, of Mechanicville, struck the victim in the head with a loaded .45 caliber pistol during an argument. The victim and suspect struggled over the weapon. The victim eventually gained control of the weapon, at which time suspect grabbed another pistol (.25 cal.) and pointed it at the victim, who fled. The suspect was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Assault and transported to the Detention Center pending a bond hearing before the District Court Commissioner.
AK-47 FOUND DURING TRAFFIC STOP: On January 21 at 4 a.m., Senior Deputy First Class David Corcoran responded to the Callaway Food Lion for report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot. A vehicle stop was conducted and the driver, Jeffery A. Wathen, 23, of Leonardtown, was arrested for driving under the influence. A search of the vehicle revealed an AK 47 assault rifle and 42 rounds of ammunition. Wathen was placed under arrest and after review of his history, charged with Possession of a Regulated Firearm (being a sufferer of a mental disorder). He was transported to the Detention Center pending a bond hearing before the District Court Commissioner.