LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Jan. 16, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On January 15, 2009 deputies responded to a report of a domestic assault in progress on Washington Street in Leonardtown. Investigation revealed Raushiek Antwan Simpson, 34, of Leonardtown, was in a verbal dispute with the victim which turned physical when he pushed the victim to the ground. The victim cut her hand. Mr. Simpson fled the residence prior to deputies arriving but was located a short time later and arrested for second degree assault.
CAMP D.A.R.E RECEIVES GOVERNOR'S AWARD: The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office received a Governor's award for Camp D.A.R.E. at the 29th Annual Governor's Crime Prevention Awards Ceremony which was held on December 9, 2008. Camp D.A.R.E was nominated by the Maryland D.A.R.E. Officer's Association. Camp D.A.R.E. was implemented in the summer of 2008 and was supported through donations from various organizations.
Camp D.A.R.E, a week long summer camp, was coordinated between the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the St. Mary's County Public Schools. Sixty kids were taught the Elementary School DARE program by St. Mary's County and Calvert County Sheriff's Office D.A.R.E instructors. The lessons presented provided campers with usable skills to help them make wise and healthy choices. Campers received a certificate of completion at the end of camp. In addition to the D.A.R.E. lessons, campers also participated in numerous camping activities including arts and crafts, recreational competitions and public safety related demonstrations.
The program was so successful Sheriff Timothy Cameron will implement Camp D.A.R.E again in the summer of 2009.