LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 4, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT & ROBBERY: On May 1, 2009 deputies responded to in St. Mary's Square area of Lexington Park, Maryland for a report of a robbery. The victim reported he was robbed by "Brandon." Other witness on the scene identified "Brandon" as Brandon Wayne Danchak, 24 of no fixed address. The victim stated he was walking down the road when approached by Danchak. Danchak told the victim to give him a cigarette. The victim refused and kept walking. Danchak approached the victim again, displayed a box cutter and threatened to cut the victim if he did not give him a cigarette. The victim attempted to runaway but was tackled by Danchak. A struggle ensued and Danchak stole the victim's cigarettes, a gold chain and an earring. Danchak had fled the scene but was located a short time later, arrested and charged with robbery and 1st degree assault.
VIOLATION OF A PROTECTIVE ORDER: On May 2, 2009 Deputy First Class K. Meyer responded to a residence in Leonardtown for a violation of a protective order complaint. Investigation revealed a protective order was issued and served on Paul David Atkinson, 42 of Lexington Park, on September 9, 2008. The order directed no contact between Atkinson and the victim. The victim reported to Dfc. Meyer she had received telephone calls from Atkinson in violation of the order. The victim saved the telephone number which called her phone. The phone number is listed to Atkinson. Dfc. Meyers located Atkinson. Mr. Atkinson was in possession of the cellular telephone from which the calls to the victim were made. Dfc. Meyer arrested Atkinson for violation of a protective order.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On May 2, 2009 Corporal C Earle responded to the Days Inn in Lexington Park for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival Corporal Earle made contact with the security officer who stated John Thomas Merrill, 48 no fixed address, was acting in a disorderly manner (yelling) in the lobby. The guard said he asked Merrill to leave but Merrill refused. Corporal Earle contacted Merrill who was yelling obscenities in the lobby. Corporal Earle ordered Merrill to leave the business. Merrill refused. Citizens in the lobby were witnessing Merrill's obscene language and disorderly behavior. Corporal Earle arrested Merrill for trespassing and disorderly conduct.