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

St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (June 9, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.

VIOLATION OF A PEACE ORDER: On June 5 Dfc. Anthony Whipkey served Kimberly Anne Belt, age 40 of Lexington Park, with a peace order, ordering her not to have any contact with the petitioner. The petitioner of the peace order is Belt's next door neighbor. As Dfc. Whipkey was leaving Belt's residence, Belt ran to the front of her residence and yelled at her neighbor. Belt was arrested for violating the terms of the peace order.

ILLEGAL DRUGS-COCAINE: On June 5 Deputy Jason Graves observed two individuals walk into a wooded area on Hurry Road in Chaptico. Deputy Graves observed the subjects look towards his direction and then try to hide behind the trees. As Deputy Graves approached the subjects he observed them try to hide an item. One of the subjects ran. Deputy Graves detained the other subject identified as Mitchell Lee Kimball, age 19 of Chaptico. For officer's safety, Deputy Graves conducted a pat down of Kimball's person. During the pat down, Deputy Graves felt what appeared to be a plastic bag tied in a knot in Kimball's left pants pocket. Deputy Graves recovered a clear plastic bag containing a white powered substance - suspected cocaine. Kimball was arrested and search incident to the arrest revealed a ten dollar bill rolled up containing suspected cocaine residue.

D.W.I, ILLEGAL DRUGS-MARIJUANA: On June 6 at approximately 10:40 pm Deputy Jason Graves responded to Maryland International Raceway (MIR) in Mechanicsville for a report of a motor vehicle accident. Investigation revealed Eric Robin Reed, age 25 of Charlotte Hall, participated in a race at MIR and upon reaching the finish line, lost control of his vehicle and hit the barrier wall. Deputy Graves spoke with Reed and could detect an odor of an alcoholic beverage upon his breath and person. Reed was given a field sobriety test and as a result of the test was arrested to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Search incident to arrest revealed a clear plastic bag containing suspected marijuana on Reed's person. Reed was charge with DWI and possession of a controlled dangerous substance - marijuana.

ILLEGAL DRUGS-MARIJUANA: On June 6 Dfc. James Maguire responded to a residence in Great Mills for a report of a burglary. Upon arrival Dfc. Maguire made contact with Jermaine Thadius Hollingsworth, age 21 of no fixed address. A standard warrant check revealed an outstanding district court warrant for Hollingsworth. Mr. Hollingsworth was arrested on the warrant. Search incident to the arrest revealed suspected marijuana in Mr. Hollingsworth's pants pocket.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On June 7 Deputy Travis Bowes responded to North Patuxent Beach Road in California for a traffic complaint. Upon arrival he observed approximately 10 vehicles parked in a no parking zone. All occupants of the vehicles were fishing along the sea wall. Deputy Bowes made contact with the drivers to explain to the drivers they were not permitted to park in a no parking zone. Dexter Tyrone Thomas, age 36 of Valley Lee, immediately became upset and started using profane language and yelling. Mr. Thomas yelling was heard by others in the area. Mr. Thomas was asked numerous times to stop yelling and he refused. Dexter Tyrone Thomas was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer.

WEAPONS VIOLATION-HANDGUN: On June 7 at approximately 6:50 a.m. a lookout was broadcast for a subject transporting a loaded handgun in the vehicle. A short time later, the subject, George Joseph Smith, Jr., age 50 of Great Mills, called the St. Mary's County Emergency Communication's Center and stated he had been in a domestic dispute and wanted to have a Deputy contact him at the ABC Lounge in California. Dfc. James Maguire responded and made contact with Mr. Smith. Smith told Dfc. Maguire he did have a loaded handgun in his vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun. A fully loaded magazine was located in the center front console. Smith was arrested and charged with illegally transporting a handgun.

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