St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports - Southern Maryland Headline News

St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (March 16, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

SEX w/MINOR: On March 13 at approximately 1130 a.m., St. Mary's County BCI detectives arrested Steven Mark Cady, 27, of Hollywood, and charged him with third and fourth degree sex offenses. The arrest was the result of a BCI investigation into Cady having consensual sex with a 15 year-old female, while at his home, on March 12. He was incarcerated at the St. Mary's County Detention Center.

WEAPONS VIOLATION: On 3/14/09 at 7:40 p.m. Deputy R. Nielson responded Great Mills Rd. in Lexington Park for the report of a subject armed with a machete. Investigation revealed Upton L. Crosby, 24, of no fixed address, was observed arguing with a female in the parking lot and had a machete concealed in his belt under a large jacket. The weapon was not displayed during the argument. Crosby was placed under arrest, charged with Possession of a Concealed Deadly Weapon and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

ASSAULT, DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On 3/14/09 at 10:43 p.m. Deputy K. Nelson and Sgt. W. Hill responded to a residence in Leonardtown for the report of an assault. Upon arrival a disturbance was heard inside the residence by deputies. Deputy Nelson made entry into the residence and discovered numerous items had been destroyed by the intoxicated subject. James C. Orourke, 22, of Leonardtown, exited the residence and struck Deputy Nelson and pushed Sgt. Hill before running out of the garage area. Orourke attempted to leave in a vehicle at the location but was unsuccessful. Orourke continued to resist arrest by striking at the officers with his fists. Orourke was subsequently subdued and placed inside the police vehicle. Once inside the vehicle Orourke began striking the interior of the vehicle with his head and spitting at the officers. Orourke was transported to the detention center, charged with 2 counts of Assault on Law Enforcement Officer, 2 counts of Assault 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Malicious Destruction of Property under $500 and incarcerated pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

ASSAULT, RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: On 03/15/09 at 12:45 a.m. deputies responded to a residence in Mechanicsville for the report of a subject shooting a firearm and threatening to shoot another subject. Investigation revealed Norman J. Goedecke, 40, of Mechanicsville, was involved in a family dispute at which time he approached the three victims, displayed a handgun, and told the victims to leave. The victims turned to leave the residence and heard a gunshot. The victims turned around and observed Goedecke reloading the handgun. The victims were able to get to a vehicle and leave the area. Upon deputies arrival Goedecke was observed sitting on the front porch and was taken into custody without incident. Goedecke refused to provide the location of the weapon used in the alleged assault. A search warrant was obtained for the residence, with the assistance of detectives from the Bureau of Criminal Investigations. Several weapons were recovered from the residence during the execution of the search warrant. Goedecke was transported to the detention center, charged with 3 counts of Reckless Endangerment, Assault 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree and incarcerated pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

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