St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Oct. 3, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On Oct. 1 at approximately 4:00 a.m., Deputy Boyer responded to Hilton Drive in Lexington Park for a report of a possible burglary in progress. Upon arrival Deputy Boyer was contacted by several residents describing a short, white male, brown hair, wearing a white shirt banging, beating and rattling resident's doors attempting to gain entry. Some neighbors described the subject as intoxicated. Deputy Boyer checked the area and located Nery Velasco Mendez-Shunic, 22, of an undetermined address in Lexington Park, actively attempting to gain entry into a residence. Deputy Boyer questioned Mr. Mendez-Shunic who claimed the residence he was trying to enter was his residence. However, several of the keys Mr. Mendez-Shunic was attempted to use to gain entry did not unlock the door. Deputy Boyer contacted the occupants of the residence who stated they did not know Mr. Mendez-Shunic. Mr. Mendez-Shunic could not provide Deputy Boyer with his address or telephone number. None of the residents in the area were familiar with Mr. Mendez-Shunic. Mr. Mendez-Shunic was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

THEFT: On Oct. 1 Deputy David Corcoran responded to Advance Auto Parts in Lexington Park for a report of a theft. Investigation revealed Theodore Eustace Kotowski, 48, of Avenue, attempted to make a purchase with a MasterCard credit card which he did not have permission to use. The credit card belonged to Mr. Kotowski's former employer. Mr. Kotowski was terminated from his former job at Fuel Tech Inc. in August 2008. Further investigation revealed Mr. Kotowski used the card to several purchases between 09/30/08 and 10/01/08 while not having permission to use the card. Theodore Kotowski was arrested and charged with 4 counts of theft and 1 count of theft scheme.

TRESPASSING: On Oct. 2 Deputy S. Ruest responded to the Days Inn in Lexington Park for a report of a trespasser. Investigation revealed Sheila Christine Vernon, 38, of no fixed address, had previously been served with a no trespassing notice for the Days Inn on August 19, 2005. The no trespassing notice was still active and Ms. Vernon was not permitted to be on the property. The Manager of the Days Inn reported Sheila Vernon was at the hotel on 10/01/08 banging on patrons doors. Ms. Vernon was asked to leave by the manager, which she eventually did. Deputy Ruest located Ms. Vernon and placed her under arrest for trespassing.

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: Vice Narcotics detectives began an investigation into Bryson Scott Kleeman, 22, of Lexington Park, regarding receipt of a package that contained marijuana. Kleeman, who is active military (United States Navy), paid for approximately $700.00 worth of marijuana to be shipped to him. A search and seizure warrant was executed on his apartment in Lexington Park. More than two ounces of marijuana was recovered. Kleeman was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. Additional charges are pending a States' Attorney's Office review.

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