LEONARDTOWN, Md. (April 20, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
BURGLARY: On April 20, 2009 at 2:06 a.m. deputies responded to a residence in Avenue for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed the victim was awakened by a loud banging sound coming from the downstairs area of the residence. Upon checking the residence the victim discovered the door to the residence had been forced open and a purse removed from a counter. The unknown suspect(s) fled the residence prior to the victim checking the residence. Investigation continues by detectives of the Bureau of Criminal Investigations. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact detectives at 301-475-4200 Ext. 1954 or Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333.
BURGLARY: On April 14, 2009 at 1:24 p.m. Cpl. J. Logalbo responded to the report of a burglary in Hollywood. Upon making contact with the victim, Cpl. Logalbo observed that suspects had entered the residence and removed several items from within. Through his investigation Cpl. Logalbo was able to identify two suspects. Demetrius R. Dyson, age 18, of Valley Lee was observed operating a motor vehicle in the area of Callaway and a vehicle stop was initiated. A consent search led to items stolen from the burglary being located in Dyson's vehicle. Further investigation led to the identification of a second suspect, Roshaundra D. Dyson, age 22, of Lexington Park. She was located and placed under arrest. Both suspects were charged with 1st Degree Burglary, Theft over $500 and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
CHILD ABUSE: On April 18, 2009 at 5:14 P.M. Deputy M. Licausi responded to a residence in Great Mills for a domestic disturbance. While investigating the disturbance, Deputy Licausi determined a 10 year-old victim had been physically abused by the suspect after observing several scratches and a lacerated lip on the child. Contact was made with the suspect, Elizabeth D. Blackwell, age 43, of Great Mills, who was extremely intoxicated. Blackwell was placed under arrest, charged with 2nd Degree Child Abuse and Second Degree Assault, and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner. The case was forwarded to Child Protective Services for further follow up investigation.
BURGLARY: On April 19, 2009 at 7:07 P.M. Dfc. J. Kirkner responded to a residence in Lexington Park for the report of a burglary. The victim advised an unknown suspect had entered his barn and removed a rototiller. Investigation by Dfc. Kirkner led to the identification of a suspect. A consent search was conducted at a residence in Lexington Park which led to the discovery of the stolen rototiller. A 15 year-old juvenile was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Burglary, Theft under $100 and released to the custody of a relative pending further action by the juvenile authorities.
ILLEGAL DRUGS: On April 18, 2009 at 11:59 P.M. Ryan T. Woodford, age 25, returned from employment to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he was participating in the Work Release Program. During a search of Woodford, Correctional Officer J. Krum discovered four Diazapam tablets, wrapped in plastic, hidden in the sole of Woodford's shoe. Woodford was subsequently charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Unlawfully Omit a Label on Prescription Medication and removed from the Work Release Program.