LEONARDTOWN, Md. (April 1, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) recently 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.
FAILURE TO REPORT ADDRESS CHANGE: On March 27, members of BCI located Suspect Jason Emmerson Staley, age 28, of Lexington Park. Staley is a convicted sex offender who had failed to notify this agency of a change of address. Staley was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he was charged with one count of failing to notify the registry of an address change.
SEX OFFENSE: On March 31, members of BCI conducted a sex offense investigation. The investigation revealed that Steven Wayne Goldsmith, 18, of Mechanicsville, committed a sex offense against a victim who suffers from Autism. Goldsmith was apprehended and taken to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he was awaiting a bond review by the District Court Commissioner.
ROBBERY, ASSAULT: On March 29 at approximately 6 pm, Eduardo Alfonso Molina, 47, of Great Mills, entered the Rodeo Bravo Leon Mexican Restaurant located on North Shangri La Drive in Lexington Park. He approached an employee at the cash register, grabbed the employee, and pushed her backwards. He then removed cash from the register and fled from the business. Police obtained a description of the suspect and his vehicle. BCI detectives were subsequently able to identify him as Molina. He turned himself in to BCI detectives on March 31 and was charged with robbery and second degree assault. Molina was incarcerated at the St. Mary's County Detention Center.
ILLEGAL DRUG DISTRIBUTION: Detectives from BCI Vice Narcotics Division received information that Terrence Mason, age 43, was involved in the transportation and possible distribution of a large quantity of marijuana. On March 27 the investigation continued and detectives located and detained Mason. Mason was found to be connected to more than 17 pounds of marijuana which had a street value of more than $50,000. He was arrested and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. This case is an open investigation. Additional charges and arrests are pending a State's Attorney's Office review.