LEONARDTOWN, Md. (March 30, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
ILLEGAL DRUGS, DWI: On March 29 at 5:51 a.m., Deputy J. Vezossi initiated a vehicle stop on Point Lookout Rd. in Leonardtown. Upon making contact with the operator of the vehicle, Mandy L. Echloff, 28, of Hughesville, Deputy Vezossi detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Echloff's person. Echloff was unable to satisfactorily complete the standard field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. A search incident to arrest revealed Echloff was in possession of suspected marijuana and CDS paraphernalia. Echloff was subsequently charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of CDS, possession of CDS paraphernalia, and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
THREAT OF ARSON: On March 30 at 00:27 a.m., Cpl. J. Somerville responded to a residence in Mechanicsville for the report of a domestic disturbance. Investigation by Cpl. Somerville revealed Michael D. Walther, age 22, of Mechanicsville, threatened to burn the victim's grandmother's house during the verbal altercation. Walther was placed under arrest without incident, charged with threat of arson, and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
ARREST FOR BURGLARIES: On March 27, during the daytime, a residence on Dean Way and a residence on Asher Road in Mechanicsville were burglarized and numerous items of value taken. During the night on March 27, Charles County sheriff's officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Property, later identified as being taken in the burglaries, was found in the vehicle. BCI detectives responded and charged Jonathan E. Delozier, 20, of Welcome; Parraz L. Chisley, 19, of Waldorf; Shawn M. Price Jr., 20, of Waldorf; and Kevin W. Mullins, 20, of White Plains; each with 2 counts of first degree burglary, theft over $500, and property destruction over $500, for the Mechanicsville burglaries.