LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 22, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office this week released the following incident and arrest reports.
THEFT UNDER $500: On May 15, Cpl. J. Logalbo responded to Wal-Mart for a report of a theft. Investigation revealed Jacqueline Marie Harris, 23 of Scotland, placed make-up and clothing in her purse and walked past all point of payment, attempted to leave the store without paying for the items. Harris was arrested and charged with theft.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On May 16, deputies responded to a disturbance complaint on Three Notch Road in Hollywood. Investigation revealed April M. Grapes, 31 of Waldorf was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim, which turned physical when Grapes punched and bit the victim. Grapes assaulted two other victims as when they attempted to prevent Grapes from assaulting the original victim.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On May 16, Danielle Alicia Nelson, 29 of Leonardtown, was engaged in verbal dispute with the victim, which turned physical when Nelson scratched the victim. The victim drove to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and reported the assault. Deputies responded to the victim's residence, located and arrested Nelson.
VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On May 16, Dfc. K. Moritz received information Aloysius Sylvester Herbert, 44 of no fixed address, was at residence and with a subject, which is prohibited by an active protective order. Dfc. Moritz went to the residence located on Great Mills Court in Lexington Park and located Herbert. Herbert was arrested and charged with three counts of violating a protective order.
DISTURBANCE, DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On May 17, Deputy E. Croyle responded to a residence on St. Andrews Church Road in California for a report of a trespassing complaint. Deputy Croyle made contact with Sandra Jo Beall, 25 of California, who was upset. Deputy Croyle was attempted to gather information with regard to the disturbance and asked Beall several times to calm down and to stop cursing as she was hindering the investigation and disturbing the peace of the neighbors. Beall refused and was arrested for hindering and disturbing the peace.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On May 17, deputies responded to a disturbance complaint on Mellencamp Road in California. Investigation revealed Jose Antonio Arbelaez, 32 of California, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim, which turned physical when struck the victim in the face. Arbelaez was arrested for second-degree assault.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On May 17, deputies responded to a disturbance complaint on Jillian Court in Great Mills. Investigation revealed Hong Liu, 26 of Great Mills, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim, which turned physical when Liu scratched the victim. Liu was arrested and charged with second-degree assault.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT, DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On May 17, 2009, Deputies responded to a disturbance complaint on Springsteen Court in California. Investigation revealed Jennifer Maria Price, 27 of California, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim, which turned physical when Price took a butcher's knife and threatened the victim. The victim retreated to his vehicle for safety. Price then began striking the victim's windshield with the knife causing it to shatter. Price was arrested and charged with second-degree assault and destruction of property.
CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On May 20, Cpl. Milam responded to Chopticon High School in Morganza for the report of property destruction. Investigation revealed three school staff members were at the school checking the building and property when they observed a vehicle circling the area and then parked across the street from the high school. Three subjects entered on to the school property by jumping the fence at the athletic field. The staff members detained the three subjects until police arrival. The subjects were in possession of four cans of spray paint. Further investigation revealed the subjected intended to paint the school's barn. Two juvenile males, ages 17 from Hollywood and Leonardtown, Maryland and Scott Jennings Moore, 18 of Drayden, Maryland were arrested and charged with Conspiracy to Commit Malicious Destruction of Property and Trespassing on school property.
PRESCRIPTION FRAUD: On May 20, 2009, the Deputies responded to the St. John's Pharmacy in Hollywood, Maryland for a possible prescription fraud in progress. Investigation revealed Janie Theresa Higdon, 37 of Piney Point, Maryland attempted to pass a written prescription for a person who was deceased. The prescription was for Oxycodone, a controlled dangerous substance. Higdon was arrested and charged with attempting to obtain a prescription drug by fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is investigating a series of property destructions (defacing property with the use of eggs - "egging") in the areas of Whistlewood Court, Sassafras Drive, Barberry, Clover Ridge Lane and Willow Creek, generally the California area of St. Mary's County, Maryland. Suspects have been developed in this case and charges are pending. Citizens who were victims of "egging" on May 20, 2009 in the listed areas are asked to contact the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office at 301-475-4040 to report the crime.
THEFT, CDS VIOLATION: On May 8, 2009 at 8:48 P.M. Deputy Seyfried responded to the BJ's Wholesale Club in California, Md. for the report of a theft. Investigation revealed Joseph Dale Thomas, age 50, of Lexington Park exited the business with a 32" Sharp Aquos LCD Television and placed the item into the rear of a vehicle. An employee of the store exited the business and yelled for Thomas to stop. This was overheard by a bystander who pursued Thomas and captured him after a short foot chase and detained. Deputy Seyfried arrived and took custody of Thomas. A search incident to arrest revealed Thomas had CDS paraphernalia and CDS in his coat pocket. Thomas was arrested, charged with Possession of CDS, Possession of CDS Paraphernalia, Theft Over $500, Malicious Destruction of Property under $500 and incarcerated in the Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.