LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Nov. 16, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.
DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On November 11, Deputy Jason Maletto responded to a residence in Lexington Park for an assault. Deputy Maletto determined Noe H. Ponce, 23 years, of Lexington Park, struck his wife in the face several times and chocked her. Ponce was arrested, charged with assault and released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
THEFT: On November 11, Deputy Jason Maletto responded to Shopper Food Warehouse in California for a reported theft. Store staff observed Lloyd Owen Wenger, Jr., 63 years, of St. Leonard, attempting to leave the business without paying for several items to include bottles of sauce and a bag of frozen shrimp having a value of $52.56. Lloyd Wenger Jr. was charged on a criminal citation for theft under $100 and released pending a preliminary inquiry before the District Court of Maryland.
THEFT: On November 11, Deputy Kristi Nelson investigated a theft at the Walmart in California. Deputy Nelson's investigation determined Melissa Ann Messinese, 28 years, of Lusby, attempted to exit the business without paying for various items to include cosmetics and clothing totaling $193.00. Messinese was charged with theft under $1000 and released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
THEFT: On November 12, Cpl. David Corcoran responded to the Food Lion store in California for the report of a theft. Cpl. Corcoran's investigation determined Kimberly Mary-Ellen Smith, 28 years, of Lexington Park, took four packages of stake valued at $56.31 and left the business without paying. Cpl. Corcoran located the Smith nearby and arrested her for theft. Kimberly Mary-Ellen Smith was charged with theft under $100 and released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
WARRANT EXECUTION: On November 13 at 6:45 a.m., detectives from the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, the Vice-Narcotics Division, and the Sheriff's Office Emergency Response Team executed a search and seizure warrant at a residence in Mechanicsville. The warrant was obtained as part of an investigation into the theft of jewelry and U.S. currency from private residences in the Mechanicsville area in October 2009. Barrett A. West, age 22; Joseph R. West, age 20; and Amanda L. Wood, age 19, all of Mechanicsville were placed under arrest. Barrett West and Amanda Wood were each charged with 1 count of Theft over $1,000 and 1 count of Theft under $1,000. Joseph West was charged with 2 counts of Theft over $1,000 and 3 counts of theft under $1,000. Each were incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
ARREST ON WARRANTS: Vice Narcotics detectives arrested Daniel Jason Brown, age 31, of Leonardtown, on five open warrants. The warrants contained charges that were handed down from the Grand Jury related to false and forged land deed information as well as obstruction of the Grand Jury. Suspect Brown is currently being held on a No Bond status. The investigation is continuing and additional charges and arrests are pending.
ARREST ON WARRANT: Robert Henry Short a/k/a "Tip," age 35, of Mechanicsville, was arrested on an open Grand Jury warrant related to the distribution of cocaine. Suspect Short is being held on a No Bond status.
DRUG INDICTMENT: Vice Narcotics detectives conducted undercover purchases of marijuana from suspect Andrew Leo Sewell, age 20, of Lexington Park. Suspect Sewell was indicted by the St. Mary's County Grand Jury. He was originally held on No Bond.
DRUG INDICTMENT: Clayton Timothy Dixon, Jr., age 28, of Lexington Park, was arrested on an open Grand Jury indictment for Distribution and Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine. This was the result of a Vice Narcotics investigation and other suspects are under indictment as well.