LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Feb. 19, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
ASSAULT, RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: On February 15 at approximately 9:15 a.m. Sgt. C. Grumbles stopped a vehicle operated by Jerome Anthony Chase, 46, of Mechanicsville, for numerous violations. The location of the traffic stop was Maryland Route 4 and FDR Blvd in California. Mr. Chase became upset when he was informed that he would was going to be cited for the violations. As Sgt. Grumbles was standing beside Mr. Chase's vehicle removing his copies of the citations to give to him, Mr. Chase abruptly put his vehicle in drive and began to pull away. Sgt. Grumbles had to jump back away from Mr. Chase's vehicle to avoid having her foot run over. Mr. Chase was ordered to stop and he complied. Jerome Chase was arrested and charged with second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.
WAL-MART BOMB THREAT: On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 18, the Wal-Mart store, located at 45485 Miramar Way, California, received a bomb threat by telephone. This was the fifth bomb threat received by the Wal-Mart store within a week. Patrol units from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded and the store was evacuated. St. Mary's County Sheriff's bomb dog searched the store and after finding no suspicious items, the store was reopened. The incident is currently being investigated by St. Mary's County BCI detectives.
Anyone with information regarding the bomb threats is asked to contact Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333. You can remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward of up to $1000.00. You can also contact detectives at 301-475-4200, ext. 9058.