St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (April 16, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department yesterday released the following incident and arrest reports.

UNDERAGE ALCOHOL ENFORCEMENT OPERATION: On April 12 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Senior Deputy First Class Emory Johnson and Senior Deputy First Class D.T. Ross, along with an underage confidential informant, conducted an underage controlled buy for alcohol compliance checks county wide. Eighteen establishments were visited with thirteen establishments passing the compliance checks. Five establishments failed the compliance checks and made sales to the informant.

The following establishments passed the compliance checks: Leonardtown Sunoco, Guenther's Wine & Spirits, Center Liquors, Back Roads In, Third Base Store, Hill's Store, Mc Kay's Charlotte Hall, Market Place Fine Wine & Spirits (Mc Kay's), Stone's Store, Fred's Liquors, Club 911, Korner Karryout, and Brewski's.

The following establishments failed the compliance checks and made sales to the underage informant: DJ's One Stop, Light House Liquors, Chaptico Market, St. Mary's Landing and Cartwright's Texaco. The employees that made the sales to the underage informant were issued citations for furnishing alcoholic beverage to a person less than 21 years of age. The establishments which made sales will be brought before the Alcohol Board for review.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On April 14, 2008 at approximately 1:00 pm Deputy Jean Vezzosi responded to Jackson Hewitt in Lexington Park, Maryland for a report of a person acting disorderly. Upon arrival Deputy Vezzosi was met by the complainant who reported Darrell Duane Jones, 30, of no fixed address, entered the business and disturbed customers. This was the second encounter Deputy Vizzosi had with Darrell Jones on April 14, 2008. Thirty minutes prior to the call at Jackson Hewitt, Deputy Vezzosi served Darrell Jones with a no trespassing notice for disturbing customers at the Mixing Bowl restaurant. When Deputy Vezzosi served Mr. Jones with the earlier no trespassing notice, Mr. Jones was told to leave the area. Darrell Jones did not comply and walked over to Jackson Hewitt and began disturbing customer and the public there. Jackson Hewitt is approximately a half a block away from the Mixing Bowl. Darrell Jones was arrested and charged with two counts of disturbing the peace and one count of failing to obey a lawful order of a police officer made to prevent the disturbance of the public peace.

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