LEONARDTOWN, Md. (March 5, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department recently released the following incident and arrest reports.
TRESPASSING, HARASSMENT AND TELEPHONE MISUSE: On February 29 Dfc. Chris Byrd and Dfc. Stephen Simonds responded to Eddie Nelson Road in Leonardtown for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed, James Edward Butler Jr., 67, Leonardtown, was told numerous times to leave the victim's property. Butler and the victim are relatives and neighbors. Once Butler left the victim's property and returned home, he began making harassing telephone calls to the victim's residence. The victim told Butler to stop calling her residence. The victim told deputies that Butler was intoxicated and she did not want him to trespass on her property or call her residence. While the deputies were at the victim's residence, Butler again called the victim. The victim, in the presence of the deputies, told Butler not to call or trespass on her property. The deputies observed Butler's telephone number on the victim's caller identification. The deputies personally contacted Butler and told him if contact the victim again he would be arrested. A short time later, while the deputies were still in the vicinity of the victim's residence, Butler contacted the victim by telephone. Butler was arrested and charged with trespassing, harassment and telephone misuse.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On February 29 the State Fire Marshall's Office served the ownership of Fusions Night Club, California, Maryland, with an order preventing the establishment from hosting live bands or large crowds. At approximately 2215 hours deputies from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, at the request of the State Fire Marshall's Office, responded to Fusion's Night Club for a report of a large crowd and live music. The State Fire Marshall requested assistance from the deputies in shutting down and evacuating the establishment for the night.
Deputy Scott Ruest and Corporal James Fowler were walking through Fusions. The majority of the crowd had left the establishment. David Robert Cook, 29 of California, Maryland, who was still inside the establishment, walked directly towards Corporal Fowler and Deputy Ruest. Although there was significant room on either side of the deputies for Cook to walk by, Cook continued in the direct path of the deputies. Cook used his chest and right shoulder to deliberately strike Corporal Fowler as he walked by the deputies. Cook was arrested for second degree assault.
THEFT OVER $500 AND THEFT SCHEME: On March 1, 2008 Dfc. James Maguire responded to Wal Mart in California, Maryland for a report of a theft. Investigation revealed between February 23 and March 1, Antonis Jawan Moye, 18, of Great Mills, an employee of Wal Mart, stole cash from registers in which he assigned to work. The loss totaled for the theft was more then $1,500.00. The thefts were recorded through the store's video surveillance cameras. Moye was arrested and charged with theft and theft scheme.
ILLEGAL DRUGS: On March 1 at approximately 10:18 pm SDFC Patrick Handy received information of suspicious activity, possible controlled dangerous substance violations, in the area of Midway Drive in Lexington Park. Information revealed a red colored 1993 Ford Escort, Maryland registration, occupied by a driver and one passenger were in the area attempting to purchase drugs. SDFC Patrick Handy observed the suspect vehicle in the area and stopped the vehicle for displaying expired registration plates. The registration plates expired in December of 2007. SDFC Patrick Handy was joined by Deputy Matthew Rogers. Further investigation revealed the driver, Gene Alexander Fenwick, 53, of Lexington Park, was in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, suspected crack cocaine. Fenwick was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
ILLEGAL DRUGS: On March 1 Dfc. Shawn Moses was patrolling in the area of Valley Court in Lexington Park, Maryland when he observed a passenger in a 1997 Cadillac not wearing a seatbelt. Dfc. Moses stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver Jerry Jerome Estep, 18, of Great Mills. Dfc. Moses smelled and odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle as he was speaking with Jerry Estep. SDFC. Todd Fleenor and K-9 partner, Yanic, responded to the scene and conducted a scan of the vehicle. K-9 Yanic alerted to the area of the center console in the vehicle. Based on K-9 Yanic's alert, Dfc. Shawn Moses conducted a secondary search of the vehicle's center console and located a plastic bag containing suspected marijuana. Estep was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, marijuana.
THEFT AND THEFT SCHEME: On March 3 Deputy Michael Licausi responded to Martin AutoTech located in Hollywood, Maryland for a report of a theft. Deputy Licausi's investigation revealed between the dates of February 21 and February 29, Daniel Mark Pappaconstantin, 31, of Lexington Park, an employee of Martin Auto Tech, received several cash payments from customers for services provided by Martin Auto Tech. The customers were interviewed and it was confirmed the cash payment were made to Daniel Pappaconstantin. Daniel Pappaconstantin never recorded the payments received or deposited the funds. A search of the dumpster to the rear of Martin Auto Tech yielded several payment receipts, accounts receivable aging reports and accounts receivable deleted charge reports for the accounts with discrepancies. Daniel Pappaconstantin was arrested and charged with two counts of theft over $500.00, one count of theft under $500.00 and theft scheme.
ILLEGAL DRUGS: On March 2, 2008 a lookout was broadcast for a red Dodge Dakota pick up truck displaying Maryland registration. The driver of the pick up truck was involved in pan handling on Macarthur Boulevard in California, Maryland. A short time later Deputy James Stone located and conducted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle. Deputy Stone contacted the driver who was identified as Lisa Marie Tippett 42 of Lexington Park. While speaking with Tippett, Deputy Stone detected a moderated odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the vehicle and Tippett's person. Tippett was ultimately arrested for driving while impaired. A search incident to the arrest led to the discovery of a 24 oz. Budweiser can bent in an angle for use as a smoking device for crack cocaine. The can contained suspected crack cocaine residue. Tippett was charged with driving while impaired, possession of a controlled dangerous substance - crack cocaine and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.
BREAKING AND ENTERING: On March 3 at approximately 3:50 p.m. Deputy Jean Vezzosi responded to a residence on Helen Drive in Lexington Park for breaking and entering complaint. Investigation revealed the residence on Helen had been vacant for several months and no one had permission to be on the property or enter the premises. A Troy Built power washer and a hand truck dolly were removed from the residence. A witness reported to the victim he observed Tammy Lynn Sechler, 37, of Lusby and Mark William Dobson, 23, of Lexington Park, leave the residence on March 3 at approximately 12:45 pm. The witness observed Sechler and Dobson placed a power washer in the bed of red Chevrolet pick up truck drive away. The witness was familiar with Sechler and Dobson. The witness also reported Sechler and Dobson had been staying at the residence on Helen Drive on and off for the last several months. Deputy Vezzosi completed the initial criminal investigative report.
On March 3 at approximately 9:30 p.m. Sechler and Dobson returned to Helen Drive. Deputy Douglas Harris responded to the area and contacted Sechler and Dobson. After interviewing Sechler and Dobson, he placed them under arrest. Further investigation revealed the power washer was transported to a pawn shop and pawned. Sechler was charged with conspiring to commit a breaking and entering and trespassing. Dobson was charged with breaking, entering and trespassing.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On March 3 at approximately 6:15 am Deputy Kevin Meyer responded to Lexwood Court in Lexington Park for a report of a disturbance. As Deputy Meyers arrived he observed Theresa Marie Lacey walking on the sidewalk just outside of the apartment building. Lacey was yelling obscenities. Deputy Meyer asked Lacey to stop yelling and lower her voice so she would not disturb the neighboring tenants. Lacey refused to comply and continued to yell and curse. Residents of the apartment complex reported hearing the disturbance. Deputy Meyer again attempted to speak with Lacey. Lacey refused to lower her voice and continued to yell obscenities. Lacey's conduct caused several tenants in the apartments to exit their residences to investigate the noise. Lacey was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct and failing to obey a reasonable and lawful order of a law enforcement officer.
ROBBERY AND SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On March 3 Dfc. Marci Faulkner responded to Maple Road in California, Maryland for a report of a robbery. The victim reported he was riding his bicycle in the area of Esperanza Middle School in Lexington Park, Maryland when he was assaulted and robbed of his Fit Series One BMX bicycle valued at $800.00 by Colton Clifford Randolph 18 of Lexington Park. The victim stated Colton Randolph grabbed his arm as he was riding his bicycle and pulled him to the ground. The victim stated Randolph demanded money. The victim told Randolph he did not have any money and attempted to get up but Randolph continued to push him to the ground. Randolph finally told the victim to get up, walk away and leave the bicycle. Randolph threatened the victim not to call the police. The victim, concerned for his safety complied, left the area and called 911. The victim personally knows Randolph so he was able to identify him. On March 4, 2008 at approximately 12:00 a.m. Dfc Faulkner located Randolph. Dfc. Faulkner arrested Randolph and charged him with robbery and second degree assault.