St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Sept. 5) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

THEFT: On September 1, Deputy S. Ruest responded to the Wal-Mart Store in California for a report of a theft. Investigation revealed Jennifer Marie Money, 24 of California, was witnessed by Wal-Mart's loss prevention officer placing store items into her purse and walking past all points of purchase without paying. Money was stopped and detailed by the officer as she attempted to exit the store without paying for the item. Money was charged with theft under $100.00.

INDECENT EXPOSURE: On September 2, Deputy M. Worrey responded to Lancaster Park in Lexington Park for a report of an individual exposing himself. Investigation revealed Kenneth Paul Stone, 34 of no fixed address, was standing in Lancaster Park completely nude exposing himself to citizens bike riding in the park. Stone was located, identified, arrested and charged with indecent exposure.

CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE VIOLATION: On September 2, Deputies R. Nielson and H. Allen were patrolling Trinity Church Road in St. Mary's City conducting a patrol check. The deputies walked to the beach area of the property and observed two individuals attempting to walk away. As the deputies approached, they observed Kevin Richard Paul, 19 of Frederick, drop and object on the ground by his feet. Deputy Nielson retrieved the object, which was identified a smoking device containing suspected marijuana. Further investigation revealed Joseph Ellsworth Clemens, 20 of Keedysville, was in possession of a controlled dangerous substance (suspected marijuana). Paul and Clemens were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) and possession of a controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On September 3, Deputy Chimko-Fahey responded to a residence on Ranger Road in Lexington Park for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Tamara Elizabeth Higgs, 40 of Leonardtown, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim, which caused a disturbance. Deputies asked Higgs several times to lower her voice and calm down. Higgs refused and became louder. Neighbors exited their residence and witnessed the commotion and Higgs' disorderly conduct. Higgs was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.

FALSE STATEMENT TO AN OFFICER: On September 4, Cpl. P. Handy attempted to stop a 1989 tan Buick with Maryland registration for a vehicle equipment violation. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and attempted to flee and elude Cpl. Handy. The vehicle abruptly stopped on Lincoln Ave and the driver fled on foot into the South Hampton neighborhood of Lexington Park. Investigation into the vehicle revealed that the vehicle was sold two days prior to Jerome Antonio Gladden, 27 Lexington Park. Gladden was located at his residence on Brighton Avenue, which is located two streets down from where the tan Buick stopped and the driver fled. Cpl. Handy recognized Gladden as the driver of the vehicle and arrested him. Gladden made a false statement to Cpl. Handy when he (Gladden) reported his 1989 tan Buick stolen. A computer check of the vehicle revealed the vehicle had not been reported stolen as Gladden tried to tell Cpl. Handy. Further check of the vehicle revealed the vehicle was not currently registered or insured and the tags displayed on the vehicle did not belong to the vehicle. Gladden was charged with several traffic violations and making a false report to a police officer.

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