LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Oct. 1, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
BOMB THREAT @ WAL-MART: On Sept. 30 at approximately 6:48 p.m., the Wal-Mart located at 45475 Miramar Way in California received a bomb threat called into the store. Wal-Mart called 911 to report the bomb threat and employees of Wal-Mart began evacuating the store as deputies, state troopers and fire personnel responded. The store was evacuated. Six search teams consisting of one police officer, either a deputy or a trooper, one fire fighter and one store manager searched the entire building. The search did not reveal any suspicious packages or explosive devices. Investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigation at 301-475-4200 ext. 1996 or Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333.
THEFT, RESISTING ARREST, DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On Sept. 30 Senior Deputy First Class B. Connelly responded to McKay's Food and Drug Store on Hollywood Road in Hollywood for a report of a theft. Investigation revealed Christopher Bryan Cox, 24, of Leonardtown, was observed, by off duty St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Sergeant G. Johnson, placing packages of steaks in his waistband. Sgt. Johnson approached Cox and identified himself and presented his credentials as a deputy sheriff. Sgt. Johnson advised Mr. Cox he was going to be detained. As Sgt. Johnson and Mr. Cox walked to the front of the store, Mr. Cox moved the steaks from his waistband and threw them onto the meat department's refrigerators. Sgt. Johnson told Mr. Cox he was under arrest. Mr. Cox pulled away from Sgt. Johnson. A struggle ensued and Mr. Cox was placed on the ground by Sgt. Johnson. Mr. Cox yelled, cursed and threatened Sgt. Johnson's life which drew the attention of other customers in the store. Sdfc. Connelly arrived at McKay's to assist with the arrest. Cox was charged with theft under $500.00, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
THEFT, BURGLARY: On Sept. 30, BCI detectives arrested Christopher L. Goldsborough, 21, of Loveville, and charged him with burglary, 6 counts of theft over $500, malicious property destruction, and a theft scheme. He was charged for an August 15 burglary and theft of copper from Dave's Plumbing in Mechanicsville, August 11 and August 22 thefts of copper from CSM Ironworks in Mechanicsville, a September 28 theft of copper and other items from Mechanical Designs Systems in Clements, and an August 11 and September 29 theft of copper from R and R Fabricators in Mechanicsville. Detectives originally arrested Goldsborough on September 21 for a separate September 4 burglary in Leonardtown and he was out on bond when he was arrested again. Detectives also arrested Megan L. Lacey, 21, of Loveville, and charged her with a theft scheme and as an accessory after the fact for her role in selling the stolen items. Both defendants were incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center.