LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Oct. 13, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.
ARMED ROBBERY: On October 10, 2008 at approximately 10:00 pm deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery in the area of Westbury Blvd and Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, Maryland. Investigation revealed two black, males. One described as in his 20's, white t-shirt and blue jeans, operating a white or light yellow work van pulled along side of a Domino's pizza delivery man. The suspect described approached the victim, produce a gun and demanded money. The victim complied. The suspect got back into the van and drove off. Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is asked to call the St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigation Detective at 301-475-4200, ext. 1950 or 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.
ASSAULT SECOND DEGREE: On October 10, 2008 at approximately 1:30 am deputies responded to an assault call on Fox Chase Drive in Lexington Park, Maryland. Investigation revealed four individuals were standing out side of the apartment building when they were approached by Paul Ronald Harley, 22, Lexington Park, Maryland who asked the individuals if they had a problem with him. Mr. Harley then produced a "bb" handgun, which look authentic and struck one of the individuals on the head. Mr. Harley then entered the apartment building. Deputies responded to the apartment and located Mr. Harley. Mr. Harley was identified as the assailant by the victim and witness. Deputies learned Mr. Harley was upset by statements the victims made and he overheard through his bedroom window. Mr. Harley was arrested and charged with second degree assault.
FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT: On October 11, 2008 at approximately 6:30 pm deputies responded to Stockett Run Lane in Mechanicsville for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed an argument occurred between the victim and John Pitt Jordan, 59 of Mechanicsville, Maryland. The argument escalated and Mr. Jordan produced a butcher's knife and chased the victim outside of the residence. Deputy First Class M. Harrison contacted and subsequently arrested John Jordan for first degree assault.
VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On October 9, 2008 Julie Sue Ann Young, 26 of Lexington Park, Maryland was served, as a Respondent, with a Protective Order. The Protective Order conditions included ordering no contact, by any means, with the Petitioner. On October 12, 2008 Ms. Young attempted to contact the Petitioner, by telephone, in violation of the Protective Order. Ms. Young was arrested and charged with violating the conditions of the Protective Order.
ILLEGAL DRUGS: On October 11, 2008 at approximately 11:25 pm Deputy J Vezzosi conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Steven Arthur Duclos, 26 of California, Maryland for a window tint violation. Through conversation with Mr. Duclos Deputy Vezzosi detected Mr. Duclos may have been in possession of a quantity of narcotics. Further investigation revealed Mr. Duclos was in possession of 86 - 10 mg of Hydrocodone not contained in a prescription pill bottle with his name on it which is a violation of the law. Mr. Duclos was arrested and charged with possession of cds - Hydrocodone and two counts removing a label on a prescription drug as required by law.
SECOND DEGREE DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On October 9, 2008 the victim was assisting Robert Hughie Raines, 58 of Mechanicsville, Maryland with winterizing a camper in Mechanicsville, Maryland. Mr. Raines believed the victim forcefully removed a bottle from is hand so he assaulted the victim by pushing and attempting to strangle her. The assault was reported to Deputy J. Reithmeyer on October 10, 2008. Mr. Raines was contacted and arrested for second degree assault.
SECOND DEGREE DOMESTIC ASSAULT, DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On October 11, 2008 Deputy S. Ruest reported to Great Mills Court for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed the victim was assaulted by Glenn Henry Fisher, 53 of Lexington Park, Maryland. The victim locked herself in her bedroom in an attempt to get away from Mr. Fisher, however; Mr. Fisher broke down the bedroom door and assaulted the victim a second time be striking her in the face. Deputy Ruest made contact with Mr. Fisher who appeared to be intoxicated. Mr. Fisher was arrested and charged with second degree assault and destruction of property.
SECOND DEGREE DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On October 12, 2008 Deputy S. Ruest responded to Orchid Lane in Mechanicsville for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Steveland Morris Penn Stewart, 23, Lexington Park, Maryland got into a verbal argument which escalated in to a physical altercation with the victim. Mr. Stewart punched the victim and attempted to choke her. Mr. Stewart was arrested for second degree assault.
SECOND DEGREE DOMESTIC ASSAULT, DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, THEFT: On October 12, 2008 Deputy First Class M. Worrey responded to the WaWa on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, Maryland for a report of a domestic assault. Investigation revealed the victim and Iran Jirmirl Simmons, 34 of Lexington Park, Maryland have a child in common. Mr. Simmons arrived at the victim's residence to pick up the child. Mr. Simmons became upset because the victim did not answer the door right away. Once the victim answered the door, Mr. Simmons "barged in" and "assaulted" the victim by punching her in the eye, dragging her by the hair and pushing her head into the wall causing a hole in the sheet rock. The victim stated Mr. Simmons also stole her cellular telephone. Dfc. Worrey located Mr. Simmons and found him in possession of the victim's cellular telephone. Iran Simmons was arrested and charged with second degree assault, destruction of property and theft under $100.00.
BREAKING & ENTERING OF MOTOR VEHICLES: On 10/10/08 Deputies responded to Jettison Drive in Lexington Park, Maryland for a report of a breaking and entering to motor vehicles in progress. Witnesses of the break in described two black males, wearing dark clothing and carrying a red color backpack as the suspects in the crime. While en-route to the call Dfc. W. Rishel observed two individuals matching the lookout description in the area. Dfc. Rishel stopped and identified the individuals as Robert Damon Proctor, 19 of Lexington Park, Maryland and a 16 year old, juvenile, male from Lexington Park, Maryland. A search of their person for officer safety revealed two cellular telephones. One cellular telephone was pink. Proctor and the juvenile could not provide an explanation for the pink telephone. Further investigation revealed the telephone belonged to a subject living on Saratoga Drive in Lexington Park. Contact was made with the owner of the cellular telephone and it was discovered the owner of the pink cellular telephone vehicle had also been broken into. Both Proctor and the juvenile were arrested and charged with 2 counts of breaking into a motor vehicle.
MARIJUANA POSSESSION: Vice narcotics detectives received information related to trespassing complaints that involved a possible marijuana grow operation. The information was that a suspect was utilizing the property of someone else to grow numerous marijuana plants. As the investigation evolved Suspect Jackson "Jack" Francis Russell, 55, of Mechanicsville, was confirmed as a suspect.
Detectives, assisted by the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Team, executed a search and seizure warrant on Russell's Helen home. Approximately 8 and one half pounds of cultivated marijuana were recovered along with 13 fully matured marijuana plants. The total street value is approximately $40,000. A 2001 GMC pickup truck (Valued at $5,000.00) was seized as it was used in the transportation of the controlled substance.
Further investigation revealed that Russell was convicted in 2001 of manufacturing marijuana and is a felon. Numerous weapons and ammunition were recovered from the home. Russell was charged with the marijuana possession and felon in possession of a firearm. Additional charges are pending a State's Attorney's Office review.