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St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Oct. 23, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

ASSAULT VIA HANDGUN: On Oct. 22 at approximately 1040 hours, the Department of Natural Resources Police contacted the MSP Leonardtown Barrack in regards to a shooting that took place on the pier of a residence located at 43324 Riverside Dr., Hollywood, Md. at 0800 hours. Victims John Linwood Trossbach Jr. and Nicholas Steven Clarke were boating in the Patuxent River approximately 500 to 1000 yards off shore of the above residence. The suspect, Brian Egan Dalsey, 47 of the above address, was observed standing on the pier brandishing a black handgun. The victims observed Dalsey firing into the water at approximately 20 feet off the pier. A brief verbal altercation took placed between the victims and Dalsey. As the victims were driving away from Dalsey he jumped into a boat located near the pier and began to drive towards the victims. Dalsey approached the victims in his boat and again, pointed a small black handgun at them demanding that they leave. Dalsey fled the scene prior to the arrival of law enforcement.

Later the same day BCI detectives executed two search and warrants at the above residence. That evening, Dalsey was located at his residence and was taken into custody. He was transported to the St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations for questioning. He was later transported to the County Detention Center. He was served with an open warrant, charging him with two counts of 1st degree assault. Dalsey is incarcerated pending a hearing with the District Court Commissioner.

EMPLOYEE THEFT: On October 19, Dfc Jason Maletto investigated an internal theft at the Target store in California. The investigation determined Rynica Dickerson, a Target employee, age 22 of Lexington Park, stole money from a cash register over a period of several weeks totaling $1,618.00. Dickerson was arrested, charged with Theft (CR 7-104) and released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending a hearing before the District Court Commissioner.

ASSAULT: On October 20, Dfc Keith Moritz investigated a reported assault which occurred at a residence in St. Inigoes. James Wayne Murphy, 44 of St. Inigoes, punched a 17-year-old male. Murphy was arrested, charged with second degree assault and released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

DUI/POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE: On October 21, Cpl Deborah Milam responded to Maddox Road at Longview Beach for a report of a vehicle striking a pole. During Cpl Milam's investigation, she determined the vehicle operator, Michael Williams, 43 of Waldorf, was impaired. Further investigation resulted in the discovery of suspected liquid PCP inside the vehicle. Williams was arrested, charged with Driving While Impaired and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

THEFT: On October 21, Deputy Matthew Rogers investigated the theft from McKays in Lexington Park. Dep. Rogers investigation determined Oliver Smith, 23 of Great Mills, removed merchandise (bottle of Vodka) from the business without paying. Smith, who had fled the business prior to Deputy Roger's arrival was located nearby. Smith was charged on a criminal citation for theft.

COCAINE SEIZURE: On November 8, 2008 St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office patrol deputies conducted a vehicle stop on Three Notch Road and Laurel Grove Road. During the course of that vehicle stop a significant amount of cocaine was recovered. The case was forwarded to Vice Narcotics for a case review with State's Attorney Richard D. Fritz. At the direction of the State's Attorney further investigation was requested. Vice Narcotics detectives found that the cocaine was in fact placed inside the victim's vehicle by suspect Benedict Ignatius Clarke a/k/a "Dick," 72 of Hollywood, Maryland. The case is still under investigation and no further information will be released at this time.

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