St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Jan. 21, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On January 19, 2009 deputies responded to a residence in Piney Point for a report of a domestic assault. Investigation revealed Quinten Dewitt Blackwell, 45, of Piney Point, was involved in a verbal dispute with the victim which turned physical when Blackwell punched the victim several times in the face. Blackwell was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

THEFT OVER $500: On January 20, 2009 Deputy M Licausi responded to Belk's Department Store for a report of a theft. Deputy Licausi was contacted by the store's loss prevention officer who reported she observed Angela Lynne Deaton, 27, of Lusby, enter the store. Ms. Deaton was acting in a suspicious manner so the loss prevention officer began watching Ms. Deaton via video surveillance. Ms. Deaton picked up several items from various displays and took them into the dressing room. A short time later, Ms. Deaton exited the dressing room without the items. The dressing room was checked and the items were not left in the dressing room. Ms. Deaton walked past all points of purchase and was attempting to leave the store when she was confronted by the loss prevention officer. Ms. Deaton had concealed the items in her purse. Angela Deaton was arrested and charged with theft over $500.

FAILURE TO OBEY LAWFUL ORDER, RESISTING ARREST: On January 21, 2009 deputies responded a disturbance in the area of Route 235 and Hermanville Road in Lexington Park. While en route to the call, other deputies reported Wesley Aaron Scriber, 44, of Callaway, one of the parties involved in the disturbance, left the scene in a brown, Mercury with Maryland registration traveling north on Route 5. Deputy T Bowes observed the brown Mercury. Deputy Bowes also observed Mr. Scriber commit a traffic violation and attempted to stop Mr. Scriber's vehicle. Mr. Scriber refused to stop. After turning onto several different roads, Mr. Scriber finally stopped his vehicle. Mr. Scriber was ordered to exit the vehicle which he refused. Mr. Scriber was removed from the vehicle. Mr. Scriber resisted arrested. Mr. Scriber was secured, arrested and charged with failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer and resisting arrest.

TRESPASSING: On August 15, 2008 William Preston Bertsch 3rd, 38, of no fixed address, was served with a no trespassing notice for the Hickory Hills Sub-division in California. On January 18, 2009 Mr. Bertsch was at a residence in the Hickory Hills which violated the not trespassing notice. Mr. Bertsch was arrested for trespassing.

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