St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports - Southern Maryland Headline News

St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (April 29, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department yesterday released the following incident and arrest reports.

BURGLARY, THEFT, ILLEGAL DRUGS: On April 23 through April 26, Cassandra Bechas, 46 of Virginia Beach, Virginia broke into the victim's residence located on Old Great Mills Road in Great Mills. Bechas and the victim had been in a relationship and the victim told Bechas she was not permitted back in his residence. A witness saw Bechas in the victim's residence on April 26 and confronted her. The witness was familiar with the victim's residence and observed a computer to be missing from the residence. The witness located Bechas' vehicle and observed the computer to be inside. Deputy James Magiure located Bechas. Deputy Magiure observed the victim's computer in Bechas' vehicle. Bechas was arrested for the burglary and theft. Search incident to the arrest revealed a cigarette containing suspected crack cocaine stuffed in the filter. Bechas was also charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance - crack cocaine.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT, RESISTING ARREST, ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICER: On April 27 at approximately 1:00 a.m., Deputy Michael George was assisting with traffic control as Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) was replacing a power pole on St. John's Road in Hollywood. Deputy George heard a woman scream. She was later identified as Rebecca Irene Shaw, 38 of Lexington Park. Ms. Shaw ran towards Deputy George's vehicle. Shaw ran into Deputy Georges' vehicle causing a dent. Deputy George attempted to talk to Shaw to determine what was going on. Shaw was very uncooperative, screamed profanity and cursed Deputy George. Shaw's balance was poor as she attempted to walk and had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her breath and person. Shaw refused to calm down and continued to yell profanity. Shaw's yelling and profanity caught the attention of the SMECO employees as they tried to work. Deputy George told Shaw she was under arrest and as he attempted to handcuff her, Shaw attempted to pull away and flee. Deputy George placed Shaw on the ground and Shaw continued to resist by kicking Deputy George. Shaw was handcuffed and continued to try to pull away from Deputy George. Shaw was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assault and destruction of property.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: On April 27 at approximately 2:30 a.m., Deputy Scott Ruest observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the rear parking lot of the WaWa in Lexington Park. The vehicle was running, the headlights on and the driver, identified as Michael Troy Langley, Jr. 22 of Leonardtown, was sitting in the driver's seat asleep. Deputy Ruest attempted to get Mr. Langley's attention by knocking on the driver's door, but Langley did not respond. The door to the vehicle was unlocked so Deputy Ruest opened the door to check Langley's welfare. In the vehicle, Deputy Ruest observed a bottle containing an alcoholic beverage half full in the center console. Deputy Ruest had Langley exit the vehicle. Through Deputy Ruest's investigation he discovered Langley to be in possession of a controlled dangerous substance - marijuana. Langley was arrested for possession of marijuana. Search incident to the arrest revealed a glass CDS smoking device on Langley's person. Langley was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance - marijuana and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.

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