St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports - Southern Maryland Headline News

St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Nov. 18, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

TRESPASSING: On November 14 at 10:00 p.m., Dfc. C. Dodson responded to a residence on Winding Way in Lexington Park for a trespassing complaint. When Dfc. Dodson arrived he made contact with the owner of the residence who advised she did not want Doris Elizabeth Thomas, 45 of no fixed address, on her property. Dfc. Dodson made contact with Thomas. Dfc. Thomas told Thomas the property owner did not want her on the property. Dfc. Dodson told Thomas that she had to leave the property and could not return. Thomas complied and left the property. On November 14, Thomas returned to the property. Dfc. Dodson responded back to the property and arrested Thomas for trespassing.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On November 14, several St. Mary's deputies responded to a residence on Bristol Avenue in Lexington Park for a report of a disturbance. Cpl. Fleenor was the first to arrive and was informed that Mark Stevenson Brensinger, Jr., 28 of Lexington Park, had entered the residence without permission, assaulted the victim and fled the residence operating a multi-colored Chevy Blazer. Cpl. Fleenor had seen the truck as he was arriving. Cpl. Fleenor broadcast a lookout for the truck. The truck was spotted moments later by Cpl. Fleenor. Cpl. Fleenor activated the emergency equipment on his patrol vehicle and attempted to stop the truck. The driver refused and a vehicle pursuit ensued. Deputies followed the vehicle into a driveway on Pleasant Drive in Lexington Park. The driver, Brensinger, was taken into custody. Further investigation revealed Brensinger and the victim were at a party together and got into a verbal disputed which escalated into a physical assault when Brensinger struck the victim several times in the head and face. Brensinger was charged with second degree assault and various traffic violations including driving under the influence of alcohol and fleeing and eluding.

TRESPASSING AND RESISTING ARREST: On November 15, Dfc. J. Kirkner responded to a residence on Governors Mill Court in Great Mills to check the welfare of Montrece Dionshanea Mitchell, 23 of Leonardtown. Dfc. Kirkner responded in a marked police vehicle and was in uniform, clearly identifying him as a law enforcement officer. Mitchell was on the porch of the residence. The resident asked Mitchell to leave the property and Mitchell initially complied, but a short time later returned to the residence. Dfc. Kirkner again observed Mitchell on the property and as he approached Mitchell attempted to flee on foot. After a brief foot chase, Dfc. Kirkner was able to catch Mitchell, advise her she was under arrest and placed her in handcuffs. Once handcuffed, Mitchell began to flail and kick at Dfc. Kirkner, refusing to be placed in the patrol vehicle. Mitchell's legs had to be secured to keep her from kicking out the windshield of Dfc. Kirkner patrol vehicle and Dfc. Kirkner. Mitchell was charged with trespassing and resisting arrest.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On November 15, Deputy D. Harris responded to Great Mills Court in Lexington Park for a check the welfare call. Prior to deputies arrival a female re-contacted 911 requesting to cancel the police response. Deputies, per agency policy, continued to the call to check the welfare of those at the residence. Deputy Harris arrived at the residence. He knocked on the door several times and announced "Sheriff's Office, open the door." No one responded to the knocks. Deputy Harris walked to the rear of the residence, observed lights on and noticed the window open. Deputy Harris could hear a male yelling in a loud, aggressive, threatening voice. Deputy Harris also heard a female voice screaming. Deputy Harris again yelled "Sheriff's Office, open the door" and got no response. Fearing for the female's safety, Deputy Harris forced his way into the residence and ran upstairs to the source of the disturbance. Deputy Harris was met in the hallway by the male and female in the residence. The female had a large, raised lump on her forehead and scratches. For safety, Deputy Harris handcuffed the male who was identified as Alvin Leonard Trice, Jr., 32 of Lexington Park. Further investigation revealed Trice was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim, which escalated into a physical assault when Trice punched and kicked the victim. Trice was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE VIOLATION: On November 16, Shannon Ashley Cronin, 21 of Lusby, was attempting to enter the St. Mary's County District Courthouse in Leonardtown. For the security and safety of the courthouse, all persons entering the building are subject to search. Cronin placed her purse on the scanner and the District Court Bailiff noticed what appeared to be a knife inside of her purse. Cronin confirmed she was carrying a knife in her purse. As the bailiff went to retrieve the knife from Cronin's purse, he observed a small bag of suspected marijuana. Cronin was detained until deputies arrived and subsequently charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana).

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On November 16, Deputies Seyfried and Magiure responded to the intersection of Midway Drive and Gambier Place in Lexington Park for a report of a domestic assault. When the deputies arrived on the scene both parties were separated and identified as Kevin Eugene Watts, 45 of no fixed address, and Mary Agnes Morgan, 37 of no fixed address. Both Watts and Morgan had physical signs of injury. Both indicated the other started the physical altercation. Both Watts and Morgan were arrested and charged with second degree assault.

ASSAULT: During the early morning hours of Saturday, November 14, an assault took place in the parking lot of the Lexington Park IHOP (International House of Pancakes) restaurant. The victim, Melvin B. Thompson of Lexington Park, was assaulted by unknown assailants. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detectives at 301-475-4200 Ext. 9058 or 9042. You may also contact Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333. You may remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward of up to $1000.00 for information leading to an arrest and/or conviction.

FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION: On November 15 at approximately 1840 hours, patrol units from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office responded to the area of Golden Beach Road and Hickory Drive in Mechanicsville for the report of a fatal motor vehicle collision. Upon there arrival on the scene Sheriff's Office crash reconstructionists were requested. The Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to assume the investigation.

Initial Investigation revealed a 2007 Chrysler 300C, operated by Brieana La-Ryn Wood 20, of Mechanicsville was eastbound on Golden Beach Road in the area of Hickory Drive. Ms. Wood applied brakes in an attempt to avoid striking a deer. The deer struck the vehicle. A 2002 Harley-Davidson motorcycle operated by Francis John McDaniel 46, of Mechanicsville, was also traveling eastbound on Golden Beach behind the Chrysler. The motorcycle struck it in the rear of the Chrysler, at which time the motorcycle and operator went down and crossed into the westbound lane of Golden Beach Road where they were struck a 2005 Scion XB, operated by Gary Leon Cave Jr. 41, of Mechanicsville. Mr. McDaniel was ejected from the motorcycle and the Scion overturned. Mr. McDaniel succumb to his injuries on the scene and was pronounced dead.

Initial investigation indicates the primary cause of the collision was Mr. McDaniel operating the motorcycle and following too closely to the 2007 Chrysler. At this point there is no indication that speed, alcohol or drugs were contributing factors. Anyone who may have witnesses the crash is asked to contact Corporal Brian Connelly at (301)475-4200 Ext. 9010. The crash remains under investigation.

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