Maryland State Police and St. Mary's County
sheriff's deputies and corrections officers muster in Lexington Park as they
prepare to try to locate 200 individuals wanted on open warrants. They had a 12.5% success rate. (Submitted photo)
LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Aug. 26, 2008)—On Saturday, police in St. Mary's County conducted a massive roundup of wanted individuals. Police called the exercise Operation Most Wanted Weekend.
Police attempted to resolve over 200 active warrants. The search for the fugitives was conducted by
10 three-man and 13 two-man teams.
Thirty Maryland State Police troopers joined 30 deputies and corrections officers in the manhunt. Civilians from both agencies provided support to the lawmen. Sheriff Timothy Cameron and Lieutenant Michael Thompson were in command of the operation.
Police say visits to more than 400 residences resulted in 25, of the desired 200, apprehensions of individuals on their list. Maryland State Police personnel served a total of 13 open warrants while deputies from the Sheriff's Office served 12 open warrants.
The charges against those arrested ranged from failure to pay a fine to failure to pay child support to second degree assault. Charges against fugitives who could not be located include assault with intent, first degree assault, arson, and robbery.
Police say that all warrants were pre-screened by the Sheriff's Office, MSP Barrack personnel, and members of the Southern Maryland Intelligence Center (SMIC), along with Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center (MCAC), to identify wanted individuals still residing in St. Mary's County.
Police say the Maryland State Police Homeland Security & Intelligence Bureau and the United States Marshall's Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force also participated in the operation.
Troopers also arrested three individuals for illegal drugs, recovered one stolen registration plate, and arrested two people for driving while intoxicated.
One of the arrests was made possible by the mobile tag reader—a system which automatically scans license plates and checks the registrations against police databases. Police say the individual was arrested for the possession of a stolen registration plate, and was also found to be in the possession of a large quantity of crack cocaine. TFC M. Davis of the Washington Area Vehicle Enforcement (WAVE) Task Force Team operated the system.
Individuals arrested were processed at the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Mobile Command Post located in Lexington Park in the parking lot of Cherry Cove Builders. Police say that
members of the Southern Maryland Intelligence Center performed extensive debriefings on all individuals arrested.
The nearby St. Mary's County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #7, provided dinner for everyone assigned to the operation.
The following individuals were arrested by the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office:
Simpson, Brian Edward, 35, of California, Md. for Arson Threat Warrant
Norris, Randy Aloysius, 24, of Hollywood, Md. for Driving While Suspended Warrant
Williams, Nathan Junior, 41, of Lexington Park, Md. for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Warrant
Paradizo, Sarah Anne, 27, of Great Mills, Md. for False Statement to a police officer Warrant
Shorter, Marcus Devon, 20, of Ridge, Md. for Possession of Marijuana Warrant
Aud, Sara Colleen, 19, of Hollywood, Md. for Second Degree Assault Warrant
Bond, Brian David, 37, of Leonardtown, Md. for Child Support Warrant
Quade, William Lee, 24, of Bushwood, Md. for Child Support Warrant
Smithers, Aaron William, 28, of California, Md. for Motor Vehicle/Unlawful Taking Warrant
Rae, Lindsay Kirby, 25, of Lexington Park, Md. for Burglary 1st Degree Warrant
Gaines, Bruce Jerome, 53, of Lusby, Md. for Animal Cruelty Warrant
Chase, Jonathan Litee, 34, of Mechanicsville, Md. for Child Support Warrant
The following individuals were arrested by the Maryland State Police:
James Franklin ALEXANDER, a white male, 49, of Charlotte Hall, arrested by Tpr. C. Evans and charged with Driving without a License
Lisa Cherylette ARMSTRONG, a white female, 22, of Avenue, arrested by Tpr. N. Gresko and Charged with Failure to Pay Fine
Joseph Albert BAKER, a black male, 19, of Lexington Park, arrested by Tpr. C. Evans and charged with Failing to Pay Fine
Saulon Solis BARRERA, a hispanic male, 32, of Lexington Park arrested by TFC E. Evans and charged with Driving without a License
Lewis Frank BRYAN, a black male, 25, of Great Mills, arrested by TFC K. Lashley and charged with Failing to Pay Fine
Tristao COMMODORE, a black male, 31, of St. Leonard, arrested by Tpr. N. Gresko and charged with Assault 2nd Degree
Joshua Lewis KING, a white male, 21, Lexington Park, arrested by Tpr. J. Gibson and charged with FTA / Driving While Suspended
Ryan Andrew MURRAY, a white male, 23, of Mechanicsville, arrested by TFC R. Rezza and charged with Failing to Pay Fine
Charles Edward NELSON, a white male, 35, of Ridge, arrested by TFC F. Dolinger and charged with Felony Credit Card Theft
Adam E. ROBERTS, a white male, 28, of Lexington Park, arrested by Tpr. G. Thompson and charged with Driving on Suspended License
David Rodney SCRIBER, a black male, 43, of Lexington Park, arrested by Tpr. M. Adams and charged with DWI
Jamar Marcus YOUNG, a black male, 21, of Leonardtown, arrested by Tpr. N. Gresko and charged with Assault Second Degree
Illegal Drug Arrests made during Operation Most Wanted Weekend
Montez Wayne Chase, 18, of Lexington Park in addition to being charged with Possession of Stolen Tags arrested by Tpr. M. Adams
Steven Wesley Gingery, 23, of Hollywood arrested by TFC P. Trossbach.
DWI Arrests made during the Operation Most Wanted Weekend
Two DWI Arrests were made at Point Lookout Road at Camp Casoma Road in Chingville as a result of a Road Rage incident which occurred at the FastStop on Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown: Joseph Kendell Fryer IV, 25, of La Plata arrested by TFC P. Trossbach; and Steven Wesley Gingery, 23, of Hollywood arrested by TFC P. Trossbach.