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St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports


DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On 08/01/08 at approximately 11:58 pm a disturbance broke out at the Chancellor's Run Teen Center. Corporal Yingling was at the center working a special assignment. Cpl. Yingling observed Dwayne Carlton Gantt, Jr. 18 of Lexington Park, Maryland yelling and cursing at another individual. Dwayne Gantt's yelling and cursing was escalating the situation into a potential physical altercation. Cpl. Yingling asked Mr. Gantt to quiet down and leave the property. Dwayne Gantt, Jr. did not comply with Cpl. Yingling's request and got into a second verbal dispute with another subject. Dwayne Gantt was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer.

ASSAULT: On 08/04/08 at approximately 12:15 am deputies responded to Indian Way in Lexington Park, Maryland for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed the defendant, Stephanie Nicole Keeney 28, Lexington Park, Maryland stabbed the victim in the foot after a verbal argument escalated into a physical altercation. The victim was transported to St. Mary's hospital where he was admitted for his injuries. Ms. Keeney was arrested and charged with one count of first degree assault and one count of second degree assault.


Joseph Lee Woolfolk, 18 of Lexington Park, was arrested and charged with attempted car jacking, assault and attempted robbery.
CAR JACKING, ASSAULT, ATTEMPTED ROBBERY: On 08/04/08 Deputies responded to the Lexington Park Library for a report of a fight. Investigation revealed there was not a fight but an assault and attempted robbery. Deputies learned the victim was walking to his car, which was parked in the library parking lot, when a black male came up to him from behind, grabbed the victim in a choke hold around the neck and demanded the car keys to the victim's 1994 Dodge pick up truck. The suspect then reached into the victim's pockets and began searching for the keys while continuing to demand the keys from the victim. As a result of the suspect yelling, by standers attention was drawn to the situation. The by standers began yelling at the suspect to let the victim go. The suspect fled in the direction of Missouri Avenue in Lexington Park. A description of the suspect was broadcast and a short time later Sr. Dfc. J. Molitor located a subject matching the description of the suspect in the area of Roger's Drive which is in close proximity to Missouri Ave and the location of the attempted robbery. The subject was detained. The victim was transported to the suspect's location. The victim positively identified the suspect as the person who assaulted and attempted to rob him. The suspect was identified as Joseph Lee Woolfolk, 18 of Lexington Park, Maryland. Mr. Woolfolk was arrested and charged with attempted car jacking, assault and attempted robbery. Dfc. J. Kirkner was the arresting Deputy.

St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office CALEA Accreditation Manager appointed an Ambassador to the July 2008 CALEA Conference located in Boca Raton, Florida.

Pamela McKay, the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office CALEA Accreditation Manager, was selected by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) to act as a CALEA Ambassador at the 2008 CALEA Training Conference held July 23 through July 26, 2008 and hosted by the Boca Raton Police Department.

Being selected as an Ambassador was not only an honor for Pamela but it gave the Saint Mary's County Sheriff's Office the recognition it deserves. Pamela's Ambassador duties included welcoming and introducing guest lecturers as well as facilitating presentations on a wide range of topics to include WMD Crime Scene Management and Evidence Collection; Multicide: A Primer on Spree, Mass and Serial Killing; Traffic Homicide - the search for Evidence and Response to the Active Shooter. Pam was able to meet and network with CALEA Commissioners, Assessors from around the country, and regional VIPs to include the honorable Sen. James Robey from the 13th District. Other Maryland agencies attending the conference included: Charles County Sheriff's Office, Anne Arundel Police Department, Montgomery County Police Department, Greenbelt Police Department, Gaithersburg Police Department, Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office, Frederick County Sheriff's Office, Howard County Sheriff's Office, Carroll County Sheriff's Office, Salisbury Police Department, and the University of Maryland Police Department.

Pamela McKay was hired as Accreditation Manager by the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office in August of 2008. Pamela received her Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement from the University of Maryland with a minor degree in Business Administration. She retired from the Prince George's County Police Department in 2002 having spent a large part of her career in investigations, both at the District level and Major Crimes ending her career as NCO at the Combined Public Safety Communications Division where she served as supervisor and assisted with the opening of the new state of the art Y2K center.

Pamela's first task as Accreditation Manager was to lead the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office CALEA Team in completing the CALEA 2007 Annual Report. The annual report required many hours by the CALEA team in updating policies and gathering proofs of compliance for all CALEA standards. The team persevered and maintained compliance on all files, ensuring that the first annual report was on time and in good order.

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