LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Jan. 28, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) recently released the following incident and arrest reports. BCI is an investigative team comprised of detectives from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack. The unit was established on July 1, 2003 and is based in Leonardtown, Maryland.
ELECTRONIC MAIL HARASSMENT: On December 14, 2008 detectives from BCI began an investigation into the electronic mail spoofing of the superintendent of the St. Mary's County Public Schools. Spoofing is a method of electronically copying a person's email identifier and sending emails as if you were that person. The investigation revealed that Brian L. Still, 45, of Issue, had spoofed the superintendent's electronic mail account and sent electronic mail to a school employee and a school board member with the intent to embarrass, harass and annoy the employee, school board member, and the superintendent. The defendant then spoofed another public school employee's email address and sent emails to acquaintances of that employee.
On December 22, 2008 detectives, with the assistance of the Charles County Sheriff's Office, conducted a search warrant on the residence of Mr. Still. Evidence was uncovered at that time that implicated Still in the crimes. He was charged on January 27 by being served a criminal summons for three counts of electronic mail harassment.
STRONG ARM ROBBERY: On January 26 at approximately midnight, a 33 year-old male reports he was sitting in his vehicle on North Shangri La Drive in front of the Donut Connection in Lexington Park. Two black males, approximately 25 years of age, one wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and the other wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, both approximately 185 pounds, one approximately 5'8" and one 5'11", opened his vehicle door and struck him in the head. The suspects robbed the victim of an undisclosed amount of currency and entered a burgundy colored Crown Victoria driven by a third suspect and fled. BCI detectives are investigating the incident and ask that anyone with information call them at (301) 475-4200, ext. 1954 or Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333.
BURGLARY: BCI detectives are investigating a burglary which occurred at the Cut Rate Tobacco and Liquor during the night-time hours of Thursday, January 22. Culprits forced open a door to gain entry to the business and once inside removed various items before fleeing.