LEONARDTOWN, Md. (June 6, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.
WEAPONS VIOLATIONS: On June 4, Deputy Snyder was at a residence on Budds Creek Road in Mechanicsville talking with a landlord and tenant about a civil dispute when he observed Zachary Moore Welch, 21 of Lusby, standing at the edge of the driveway. Welch had a fixed length baton, which he was hold to his right side and was positioned in an aggressive stance/manner towards another individual. It appeared to Deputy Snyder that Welch was about to assault the other individual. Deputy Snyder ordered Welch to drop the baton, which Welch complied. Deputy Snyder arrested Welch for carrying a deadly weapon with the intent to injure. Search incident to the arrest revealed Welch was also carrying a fixed blade knife concealed in his pocket.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On June 2, deputies responded to St. Peter's Claver Church in Ridge for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Phillip Leo Harris, 45 of Lexington Park, was inside the church yelling and disrupting a funeral. Harris was asked several times to leave the church, which he refused. As Deputies tried to talk with Harris, he continued to yell, curse and refused to cease his disruptive behavior. Harris was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
CRIME SOLVERS CASE: DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: The sheriff's office is currently investigating the destruction of several mailboxes on Ted Drive and Ted Circle in Avenue which occurred on May 20, 2009 at approximately 12:30 a.m. The culprit(s) used an unknown object to strike and destroy the mailboxes along the roadways. Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is asked to call Crime Solvers. The caller does not 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. Individuals may also contact Sgt. Mark Clark at 301-475-4200 ext. 9001 with information pertaining to this case.