LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Oct. 14, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
THEFT, FALSE STATEMENT: On October 13, 2008 Dfc. J. Kirkner responded to a theft complaint (shoplifter) at the K-Mart in California. Investigation revealed the store security officer was detaining a subject for theft of several DVDs. The detained subject provided a name, however, further investigation revealed the subject provided both the security officer and Dfc. Kirkner with a false name. The subject was eventually identified as Jonathan David Elkins, 21, of Mechanicsville. Mr. Elkins was arrested and charged with theft less then $500.00 and false statement to a police officer.
SECOND DEGREE DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On October 13, 2008 Dfc. J. Logalbo responded to a report of a fight in progress on Peony Place in California. When Dfc. Logalbo arrived he observed both parties involved in possession of objects threatening each other. One had a shovel and the other had a long ice scrapper and hedge clipper. Dfc. Logalbo ordered the subjects to drop their objects and step away from them. Investigation revealed the subject identified as Ana Ivette Mulero, 53, of California, and Larry Anthony McWilliams, 51, of California, were involved in a verbal argument which became a physical altercation. Both parties sustained minor injuries in the altercation and both were arrested and charged with assault.
FALSE ROBBERY REPORT: On October 14 BCI detectives served a criminal summons on Nina Blanca Branch, 25, of Waldorf, charging her with making a false report. On September 12, Branch, while working at the Next Day Blinds store, located in the Wildewood
Shopping Center in California, had reported that she was the victim of an
attempted armed robbery. The report resulted in an extensive search and
investigation. Through the investigation, detectives determined that Branch
fabricated the story and the robbery did not occur.
DEPUTIES ATTEND HOMELAND SECURITY TRAINING: Deputies Clay Safford, Milton Pesante and Shawn Moses of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently completed Homeland Security training September 29, 2008 through October 4, 2008 at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), located in Anniston, Alabama. The Deputies attended the 40 hours Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Emergency Responder Hazardous Materials Technician Training which provides the responder with a combination of lectures, hands-on practical exercises, and training that meets OSHA requirements for technician level training. The participants are provided hands-on training through practical exercises and must pass written evaluations.
The CDP is operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and is the only federally-chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training facility in the nation.
The CDP provides federally-funded, interdisciplinary training for emergency responders from across the United States and U.S. Territories, for ten responder disciplines: Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Service, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Hazardous Materials, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, and Public Works.
Healthcare and Public Health training is conducted at the CDP's Noble Training Facility, the nation's only hospital facility dedicated to training hospital and healthcare professionals in disaster preparedness and response.
Many training courses culminate at the CDP's Chemical, Ordnance, Biological and Radiological Training Facility, the nation's only facility featuring civilian training exercises in a true toxic environment, using chemical agents. The advanced hands-on training enables responders to effectively prevent, respond to, and recover from real-world incidents involving acts of terrorism and other hazardous materials.
The Deputies were selected from the nation's 11 million emergency responders. Training at the CDP ensures that responders gain critical skills and confidence to be better prepared to effectively respond to local incidents or potential WMD incidents.