LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 14, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.
WEAPON'S VIOLATION, SUSPENDED LICENSE: On May 13, Deputy Anthony Whipkey conducted a traffic stop in Leonardtown on a vehicle with an equipment violation (inoperable brake light). Deputy Whipkey contacted the driver, identified as Dale Albert Hall Jr., age 19 of Hollywood. While speaking with Hall Deputy Whipkey observed the barrel of a shotgun sticking out beneath clothing lying on the back seat of the vehicle. Deputy Whipkey had Hall exit the vehicle. Deputy Whipkey removed the shotgun from the vehicle and discovered it was loaded with two shotgun shells. A computer check revealed Hall's privilege to drive in the State of Maryland is suspended. Hall was arrested for a weapon's violation and issue a traffic citation for driving while suspended.
STORE ROBBERY: On May 9 at approximately 2 p.m., a black male with medium height and a heavy build, robbed the Capt. Sam's Store in Avenue. The suspect fled in a dark colored pickup truck southbound on Colton's Point Road. No other information is available for release at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call St. Mary's County BCI detectives at (240) 298-1928. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333 and be eligible to receive a cash reward up to $2,000.