LEONARDTOWN, Md. (July 22, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department recently released the following incident and arrest reports.
THEFT: On 07/18/08 Dfc. Worrey responded to XH Sports in Lexington Park Maryland for a report of a theft. The victim reported a man had just stolen two performance crew jerseys and fled the store. The theft was captured on tape via the store surveillance camera. Dfc. Worrey reviewed a photograph of the suspect from the video and recognized the suspect to be William Shawn Carter, age 33 of Lexington Park. Dfc. Worrey located William Carter across the street. Dfc. Worrey arrested William Carter and recovered the stolen property.
THEFT: On 07/20/08 SDFC. Corcoran was patrolling the Great Mills Road area of Lexington Park when he observed a purple Chevrolet Cavalier. SDFC Corcoran had a case about a month ago involving a drunk driver operating a vehicle which was the same make, model, color and was displaying stolen tags. SDFC Corcoran investigated the vehicle and ran a registration check on the tags. The tags were listed as stolen on 03/25/08 from Rockville, Maryland. SDFC Corcoran contacted the operator of the vehicle, Raymond Anthony Barnes, Jr., age 32 of Hollywood and arrested him for theft.
THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE, HINDERING POLICE INVESTIGATION: On 07/20/08 Corporal Cara Grumbles responded to the parking lot of Monk's Inn in St. Inigoes for a report of a motor vehicle theft. Investigation revealed the complainant, an employee of Monk's Inn, who has permission to operate the owner of Monk's Inn's vehicle, left the keys to the vehicle in her purse on the bar at Monk's Inn. Three individuals later identified as the defendants entered the bar, stayed a short period of time and then exited. The complainant received a phone call from another person at Monks Inn stating the three individuals were in the parking lot, operating the owner's vehicle without permission and doing "donuts" with the vehicle in the parking lot at the Inn.
Corporal Grumbles interviewed the witness who identified one of the three suspects as Joseph Lloyd Carroll, 25 of St. Inigoes. The witness saw Carroll get into the backseat of the vehicle. Two other suspects were identified as Gregory Stuart Cooley, age 24 of Lexington Park, also the operator of the stolen vehicle, and Casey Michael Kohn, age 24 of Lexington Park, and the front seat passenger of the stolen vehicle. At no time did Carroll, Cooley, or Kohn have permission to operate the victim's vehicle. Search incident to Carroll's arrest revealed the keys to the vehicle.
Danielle Renee Smith, 23 of Ridge, the girlfriend of Carroll was interviewed about the incident. As Corporal Grumbles was attempting to conduct the investigation, Smith became very loud, confrontational, and yelled warnings to Kohn and Cooley of their pending arrests. Ms. Smith refused to listen to Corporal Grumbles when told to stop yelling and stop approaching the suspects in the investigation. Ms. Smith's disorderly demeanor and confrontational behavior seriously comprised the officer's on the scene safety and hindered the investigation. Ms. Smith was arrested and charged with hindering a police officer in the performance of duty and failing to obey a lawful order of a police officer.