St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports - Southern Maryland Headline News

St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Aug. 10, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On August 8, deputies responded to a disturbance call at Donovan's Pub in California for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Elizabeth Parish Dorr, 42 of Leonardtown, was asked to leave the business several time but refused. Dorr was outside in the parking lot waiting for a ride when she became belligerent with the deputies on the scene. Dorr was asked several times to stop yelling and calm down, which she refused. Several patrons of the business began watching her disorderly behavior. Ms. Dorr was arrested and charged with failing to obey a lawful order of a police officer and disorderly conduct.

THEFT: On August 6, Dfc. J. Maletto responded to the Wal-Mart for a report of a theft. Investigation revealed Lawanda Bernita Ford, 33 of Lexington Park, stole over $3,000 between July 15 and August 5 from the cash register she was assigned to work. Ford was arrested and charged with theft over $500, theft under $500 and theft scheme.

ASSAULT: On August 8, deputies responded to a threats complaint in Mechanicsville. Investigation revealed the victim was in a verbal altercation, which escalated into a physical assault when Victoria Marie Hunt, 21 of Mechanicsville, took a kitchen knife, raised it above her head and threatened to stab the victim. The victim fled the residence. Hunt was arrested and charged with second-degree assault.

ASSAULT: On August 8, deputies responded to a disturbance complaint at Jumping Jacks Restaurant in Mechanicsville. Investigation revealed the victim was in a verbal altercation, which escalated into a physical assault when Husan NMN Sarikaya, 53 of Lusby, struck the victim several times in the face with his hand. A third party attempted to intervene and was struck by Sarikaya. Mr. Sarikaya was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree assault.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On August 9, deputies responded to Great Mills pool in Lexington Park for a report of a destruction of property, which had just occurred. The Emergency Communications Center dispatched that the suspect was leaving the parking lot of the pool in a silver Mitsubishi Eclipse. Deputies were able to stop the vehicle in the parking lot and identified the driver as James Thomas Lanzi, 18 of California, Maryland. As deputies were speaking with Lanzi, they detected an odor of burnt marijuana emitting from his vehicle. Further investigation revealed Lanzi had been stalking his ex-girlfriend throughout the day and just smashed the windshield of her vehicle with a metal pipe. Lanzi was arrested. Search incident to the arrest revealed controlled dangerous substance (suspected marijuana) and controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia. Lanzi was charged with Stalking, harassment, destruction of property over $500, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.

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