LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Sept. 26, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
ASSAULT 2ND DEGREE: On Sept. 27 officers responded to a residence in Callaway for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Matthew Aaron Robertson, 44, of Callaway, was involved a domestic verbal dispute which escalated into an assault when Mr. Robertson struck the victim in the face. Robertson was arrested for second degree assault.
THEFT, ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS: On Sept. 25 Dfc. J. Logalbo responded to Wal-Mart in California for a report of a shoplifter. Investigation revealed Elmer Garcia, 20, of Great Mills, and Edgar Caceres-Funez, 26, of Great Mills, stole a pair of "George" earrings. Garcia and Caceres-Funez were arrested for theft. Further investigation revealed both Garcia and Caceres-Funez were illegal immigrants from Guatemala. Both men were incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center on $3,500 bond each for the theft charges. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was also notified. Both men are subsequently being held on charges/detainers filed by ICE.
CORRECTION'S ENTRY LEVEL TRAINING PROGRAM GRADUATION: Sheriff Timothy Cameron and Detention Center Commander Lieutenant Michael Merican would like to congratulate new Correctional Officer's Brandon D. Altvater, Timothy J. Shomper and Earl W. Young who completed 10 weeks of Basic Entry Level Corrections Training at the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy and graduated on Friday, September 19, 2008. Correction's Officer's Timothy J. Shomper and Earl W. Young were recognized as Distinguished Graduates for their academic accomplishments during basic training. In addition, Correction's Officer Timothy J. Shomper received the Physical Fitness Training Award.
BICYCLE DONATION: On Sept. 24 Mark Kalmus, a former St. Mary's County employee who is moving to Hawaii, donated his 26 inch Crossroads, Specialized 24 speed bicycle to the Sheriff's Office bicycle team.