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St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Jan. 29, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

TRESPASSING: On January 28, 2009, Cpl. Handy responded to St. Mary's Hospital for a trespassing complaint. Upon arrival he made contact with the hospital security officer. The officer advised that Steven Wayne Cater, 50, of Lexington Park, was in the emergency room lobby with no legitimate reason for being there. The officer further stated she had asked Mr. Cater to leave several times, which he refused. The officer believed Mr. Cater was very intoxicated as he was acting in a disorderly manner, cursing, yelling and disturbing the other waiting patients with his unruly behavior. Cpl. Handy made contact with Mr. Cater and ordered him several times to leave the hospital which he refused to comply. Cpl Handy told Mr. Cater he was under arrest. After a short struggle, Mr. Cater was handcuffed and charge with trespassing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

ASSAULT SECOND DEGREE: On January 28, 2008 Deputy Green responded to a residence in Callaway for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Jennifer Louise Barnes, 34, of Callaway, was involved in a verbal argument with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Ms. Barnes struck the victim several times with a wooden stick. Barnes was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

St. Mary's County Detention Center Receives Gold Star Award

On January 29 the St. Mary's County Detention Center was presented with the St. Mary's County Health Department's Gold Star Award for superior compliance to food safety standards. This is the second year the in a row the Health Department has formally recognized food establishments in St. Mary's County who met the challenge and demonstrated exceptional attention to public health safety and sanitation.

The Gold Star requirements include: no critical violations; no Temperature violations cited during a monitoring inspection; all violations noted by an inspector (if any) must be corrected by the 30 day follow up inspection; no confirmed unsafe food handling complaints; and at least one food service worker has completed a recognized and approved food service sanitation and safety class within the last two years.

Dr. William B. Icenhower, St. Mary's County Health Officer, presented the award certificate along with a window sticker proclaiming "Gold Star" at a ceremony held at the St. Mary's County Government's Chesapeake Building.

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