LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Oct. 20, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) recently released the following incident and arrest reports. BCI is an investigative team comprised of detectives from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack. The unit was established on July 1, 2003 and is based in Leonardtown, Maryland.
ILLEGAL DRUGS: Vice narcotics detectives were assisted by the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the Calvert County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Teams when they executed three search and seizure warrants in a Lexington Park apartment complex. Dexter Allen Gantt, a/k/a Rabbit, 21, of Lexington Park, was arrested for possession of marijuana and related paraphernalia. Gregory Martese Colbert, 22, of Fort Washington, was arrested for possession of marijuana. Jerome Antonio Herbert, 22, of Mechanicsville, was charged with possession of cocaine. Additional charges are pending a review with the State's Attorney's Office.
BURGLARY ARREST: On October 17, Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a reported residential burglary in progress in the Great Mills area. Upon arrival Deputies found the suspect had fled the scene. The residence was occupied at the time and the witnesses observed the suspect inside the home. The description of the suspect and his vehicle was recognized by deputies as that of a burglary suspect that is currently out on bail. BCI detectives assumed the investigation and located Charles Rodger Wathen, 27, of Hollywood. After collection of evidence and witness interviews, Wathen was arrested and charged with burglary first degree. Anyone with additional information related to Wathen is asked to contact the BCI Office at 301-475-4200, ext 1950, or remain anonymous and call Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333 for a possible reward.
JUVENILE BURGLARS: Sheriff's Office patrol deputies responded to a burglar alarm at Great Mills High School. Once on the scene it was confirmed that someone had forcibly entered the school. Deputies began to search the area for evidence and possible suspects. One juvenile was observed running from the scene. Deputies located three juveniles hiding in a dumpster in a nearby neighborhood. One twelve year-old and two fifteen year-olds were apprehended, processed, and released to their guardians pending a hearing in the Juvenile Court.