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St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Sept. 9, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

TRESPASSING: On September 4 at 9:37 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in Hollywood for the report of a subject peering into windows of the victim's residence. Deputies were able to locate the suspect, Edward A. Deans, age 49, of no fixed address, hiding in the woods to the rear of the residence. Upon being placed under arrest, Deane became combative and a short struggle ensued. Deane was placed in the rear of the police unit where he attempted to kick the rear window out of the vehicle. Deane was transported to the Detention Center, charged with Trespassing, Resisting Arrest, Property Destruction and incarcerated pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

BURGLARY: On September 5 at 4:59 a.m., deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress in Park Hall. Investigation revealed Patrick B. Zelinski, age 25, of Silver Springs, was intoxicated and entered the victim's home though a rear door. Zelinski was confronted by the victim and fled the residence. A short time later Zelinski returned to the residence and entered through the front door and was again confronted by the victim. Zelinski advised the victim he was sorry and left the residence. Zelinski was located on the front porch of the victim's residence and placed under arrest, charged with 2 counts of burglary and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

TRESPASSING: On September 7 at 2:32 a.m., deputy M. Boyer responded to St. Mary's College for the report of a subject trespassing on school property after being served a Notice Not to Trespass. College Public Safety Officer, M. Colvin confronted Alan R. Dobson, age 18, of Leonardtown after Dobson was observed in the area. Dobson provided a false name to Colvin and was placed under arrest. Dobson was charged with Trespass on Private Property and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

CDS ARREST: On September 6 during a search of Cecelia A. Marshall, age 45, of Mechanicsville, Correctional Officer A. Holton discovered CDS in the bra of Marshall. Marshall had entered the Detention Center following sentencing on an unrelated matter in District Court. Marshall was charged with Possession of CDS - Not Marijuana, Possess Contraband in a Place of Confinement, Removing the Label on a Controlled Prescription Bottle.

VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On September 7 at 10:20 p.m., Deputy H. Adams responded to a residence in Mechanicsville for the report of a violation of a protective order. Investigation revealed Thomas B. James, age 45, of Mechanicsville, was issued a protective order by the District Court ordering James to remain away from the residence. James was located on the rear patio of the residence, placed under arrest, charged with Violation of a Protective Order and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT: On September 7 at 3:37 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in Lexington Park for a report of a domestic related disturbance. Investigation revealed the victim and James I. Dennis, age 55, of Lexington Park, were involved in a verbal altercation over family issues. The verbal dispute escalated at which time Dennis grabbed the victim, pushed her to the floor and began choking her. The victim was able to fend off the attack. A short time later Dennis returned to the bedroom armed with a handgun and threatened the victim. Dennis was located in the garage area of the residence, placed under arrest, charged with Assault First Degree, Assault Second Degree and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

ALCOHOL VIOLATIONS: On September 3, the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office (SMCSO) Alcohol Enforcement Officer, Dfc. James Stone in cooperation with the SMCSO, C-Safe Officer, Corporal Robert Russell and assisted by the SMCSO Traffic Safety Officer Corporal Michael Peacher, conducted an enforcement operation in an effort to address loitering and public intoxication in Lexington Park.

The following individuals were observed and arrested for consuming alcoholic beverages on a public sidewalk along South Coral Drive:

1. Lawrence Maurice Anderson, 49 of no fixed address

2. James Francis Darnell Butler, 47 of no fixed address

3. Michael Donnall Brown, 43 of Lexington Park

4. Rebecca Theresa Herbert, 50 of no fixed address

5. April Jasmine Briscoe, 28 of no fixed address

The maximum penalty for consuming alcoholic beverages on a public sidewalk, if convicted, is punishable by up to five days incarceration.

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