St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Oct. 9, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On 10/08/08 at 1:22 a.m., William Patrick Carey, 55, of Lexington Park, was served with a protective order, issued by Judge E. Gregory Wells through the District Court of St. Mary's County Maryland. Mr. Carey was ordered to stay away from the petitioner's address on Pegg Lane in Lexington Park. On 10/08/08 at 7:11 p.m., Mr. Carey returned to the Pegg Lane address. Mr. Carey was at the Pegg Road address when deputies arrived and was arrested for violating the conditions of the protective order.

ROBBERY, ASSAULT, INCORRECT ARREST: On October 6, 2008 at 6:40 p.m., deputies responded to the area of Nicolet Park for a reported Robbery. Investigation revealed a 16 year-old juvenile was riding his bicycle in the area of Nicolet Park when he was approached by four subjects who began pushing and shoving him causing bruises to his face and neck. The subject's then stole his bicycle.

During this investigation a second 18 year-old victim approached the deputies and advised four subjects had just pushed and shoved him off his bicycle in the same area and stole a digital music player from him.

The initial investigation, based on victim identification, lead to the arrest of Dexter A. Gantt, 21, of Valley Court, Lexington Park, and Walter D. Cooper, 26, of no fixed address. Follow up investigation led to the additional arrests of three juvenile males. Two of the juveniles were ages 14 from Lexington Park, and one was age 15 from Ridge.

The follow up investigation also led to information clearing Dexter A. Gantt from any involvement in the crime. Lt. T.L. Black, Commander, Patrol Division contacted the St. Mary's County State's Attorney's Office and advised them of the information clearing Dexter A. Gantt. The St. Mary's State's Attorney's Office contacted the courts and dropped the charges against Mr. Gantt.

CRIME SOLVERS CASE - BREAKING & ENTERING OF AVIS CAR RENTALS: The Sheriff's Office is investigating several break-ins to motor vehicles which were parked in the parking lot across from Avis Car Rentals located on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park. Investigation reports between 10/05/08 and 10/08/08 indicate unknown person(s) used a blunt object to break the windows of four vehicles. The damaged vehicles are a 2008 Subaru Forester, 2002 Toyota Rav 4, 2004 Mitsubishi Galant, and a 2004 Dodge Truck.

Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is asked to call Crime Solvers. The caller does have to leave his/her name. If the information leads to the arrest and conviction, the caller may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. The Crime Solvers number is 301-475-3333.

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