St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Nov. 3, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

PRESCRIPTION FRAUD, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE: On November 2, the pharmacist at the St. Johns Pharmacy in Hollywood became suspicious that Jeffrey Alan Dement, 44, of La Plata, was passing fraudulent prescriptions. Dement submitted a prescription for Oxycontin which was filled at the pharmacy on October 31. On November 2, Dement returned to the St. John's Pharmacy and dropped off a second prescription allegedly written by the same doctor for Percocet. The pharmacist contacted the doctor listed on the prescription and discovered the doctor had not written either prescription for Dement. Dement was a patient of the doctor and had recently been seen by the doctor, but no prescription for those medications were issued to Dement. On November 2, when Dement returned to the pharmacy to pick up the prescription, he was arrested. Search incident to Dement arrest lead to the discovery of additional prescription medication not contained in a prescription bottle on his person. Dement was charged with two counts of prescription fraud and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Dement also was served with two outstanding arrest warrant from Charles County for theft.

ASSAULT SECOND DEGREE: On November 2, the victim was at the residence of Patricia Arroyo, 26 of California, Md. to pick up paperwork. A verbal encounter ensued which escalated into a physical assault when Patricia Arroyo bit the victim. Patricia Arroyo was arrested and charged with second-degree assault.

TRESPASSING: On Oct. 27 at approximately 1620 hours, deputies responded to a trespassing complaint on Maidenside Lane in Leonardtown. Investigation revealed Patrick George Lasher, 58, of no fixed address, and Elizabeth M. Bowen Droneburg, 50, of no fixed address, were at the victim's residence after being issued notices not to trespass by Cpl. Elizabeth Goodwin on Oct. 12. Deputy First Class William Watters located both suspects on the property. Lasher and Droneburg were placed under arrest, transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Trespass on Private Property.

SECOND DEGREE ESCAPE: On June 19, William Nathaniel Butler, 36, of Great Mills, was incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center for non-payment of court ordered child support. Bulter was granted work release by the courts. On October 26, Butler was released from the Detention Center, per court order, to go to work. Butler failed to return to the St. Mary's County Detention after work. A retake warrant was issued for the arrest of Butler by Judge Stamm. On October 29, Butler was located at a residence on Great Mills Court in Lexington Park. Butler was arrested and charged with second-degree escape.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On October 30, deputies responded to a report of a domestic assault on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park. Investigation revealed Brandi Marie Beckett, 26, and Antonio Venrai Perkins, 21, both of Lexington Park, were engaged in a verbal dispute which escalated into a physically assault where both Perkins and Beckett mutually battered one another. Because both parties sustained injuries and the primary aggressor could not be determined, both Perkins and Becket were arrested and charged with assault.

THEFT: On October 30, Corporal J. Logalbo responded to the McKay's Food Store in Lexington Park for a report of a theft. Investigation revealed Sherry Cassandra Mackall, 35, of Lexington Park, removed a bottle of Absolut vodka from the store shelf and concealed it in her purse. Mackall then walked past all points of payment and left the store without paying for the vodka. Mackall was stopped outside of the store by the loss prevention officer, who detained her until deputies arrived. Mackall was arrested and charged with theft less then $100.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On October 31, deputies responded to Ricky Drive in Hollywood for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Julienne Ernice McElroy, 50, of Hollywood, was involved in a verbal dispute with escalated into a physical assault when McElroy struck the victim multiple times in the head and abdomen. McElroy was arrested for second-degree assault.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT, THREAT OF ARSON: On October 31, deputies responded to a residence on Kilbeggan Court in Great Mills for a report of a fight. Investigation revealed Oscina Carlandria Smith-Williams, 29, of Great Mills, was in a verbal dispute with the victim, which escalated into a physical assault when Smith-Williams began punching the victim. A third party intervened and attempted to stop Smith-Williams from assaulting the victim. Smith-Williams bit the person who was attempting intervene. During the course of the altercation, Smith-Williams threatened to burn down the victim's house. Smith-Williams was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree assault and one count of threat of arson.

ARREST WARRANT FOR ARMED ROBBERY: On October 30, Joseph NMN Eckloff, 26, of Lexington Park, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for armed robbery. The warrant was issued in connection with the October 23 armed robbery, which occurred on Fenwick Street in Leonardtown. Eckloff was developed as a suspect and an application for statement of charges completed. An arrest warrant charging Eckloff with Armed Robbery, Robbery, Theft of less the $1,000 and Concealed Dangerous Weapon was issued. On October 30, Eckloff was located in a parking lot in the area of Liberty Street in Lexington Park. He was arrested and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where is being held on $100,000 bond.

BURGLARY INDICTMENT: On October 28, suspect Anita Louise Shriver was served by members of the St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations with a grand jury indictment. The indictment charged suspect Shriver with 10 counts of 1st degree burglary. The burglaries originated from a three month investigation in the spring of 2009. Suspect Shriver is incarcerated at the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending a judicial hearing.

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