LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Feb. 09, 2010) - The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) recently released the following incident and arrest reports. BCI is an investigative team comprised of detectives from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack. The unit was established on July 1, 2003 and is based in Leonardtown.
BANK ROBBERY IN CHARLOTTE HALL: On February 5 at 11:05 a.m., two black males entered the Community Bank of Tri-County in Charlotte Hall armed with a firearm and demanded money. The subjects then exited the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot towards the rear of the business to an awaiting vehicle. The subjects were last seen leaving the area in a silver/gray in color vehicle, believed to be a Ford Taurus, on Golden Beach Road. The firearm was not discharged and no injuries occurred as a result of the robbery. Suspect #1 is described as an African/American male, approximately 5'6", thin build wearing a black coat. Suspect #2 is described as an African/American, approximately 6'0" wearing a long black coat and dark colored ski mask. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det./Cpl. Daniel Ray at 301-475-4200 Ext. 9058 or Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333.
WENDYS RESTAURANT ROBBERY: On Friday, January 1 and Friday, January 8, state troopers and St. Mary's County deputies responded to Wendy's restaurant at 21589 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park for reported burglaries. During those two incidents U.S. Currency was stolen from the electronic safe within the restaurant. Jeremie Lamar Neal, 25, of Lexington Park, was developed as a suspect. He was located, interviewed and subsequently charged with 2 counts of 2nd Degree Burglary, 2 counts of Theft over $1,000 but less then $10,000 and 2 counts of Malicious Destruction of Property over $500. Neal was being held in the St. Mary's County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.
ARBYS RESTAURANT ROBBERY: On January 10, the Arby's restaurant on Great Mill's Road in Lexington Park was robbed at gunpoint. An investigation by detectives from BCI led to the execution of a search and seizure warrant on January 28 at the residence of Louis Leon Hurt, age 37, of Lexington Park. Hurt was subsequently arrested and charged with 2 counts of Armed Robbery, 2 counts of First Degree Assault, 2 counts of Second Degree Assault and Theft over $1000. Following the arrest of Hurt, Andrea C. Jordan (relative of Hurt), age 34, of Lexington Park, became disorderly and was subsequently arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Hindering an Investigation. Both Hurt and Jordan were incarcerated in the Detention Center pending a bond hearing before the District Court Commissioner.
VANDALISMS: During the month of January, the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office responded to several calls for service regarding property destruction to businesses, vehicles, mailboxes, and residences in the California, Lexington Park and Ridge areas. The property destruction totaled over $11,000 in damage. The investigations lead to the development of three suspects. Ian Robert Hindman, 19 of Leonardtown; Anthony Michael Yorke, 18 of Great Mills; and Michael Stephan Filloramo, 19 of Great Mills, were each charged with 2 count of malicious destruction of property less than $500.00 and 1 counts of malicious destruction of property over $500.00. Additional charges may be pending against Hindman, Yorke and Filloramo.
ASSAULT, SEX OFFENSE: On December 13, the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office received a complaint of an assault. As a result of the assault investigation, on January 26 Rolf David Hartmann, 49 of Mechanicsville, was arrested on an Arrest Warrant/True Bill Indictment and charged with two counts of 1st degree assault, one count of 2nd degree sex offense, one count of 3rd degree sex offense, and two counts of sexual abuse to a minor. On January 27, Rolf Hartmann was presented to the Circuit Court for a bond review at which time the court ordered Hartman's original $25,000 District Court bond be transferred and carried over to the Circuit Court case. On January 27, Hartmann was released from the St. Mary's County Detention Center on $25,000 bond.