St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Feb. 17, 2010) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On February 15, Cpl. K Somerville responded to a residence on Greenbrier Road in Leonardtown for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival Cpl. Somerville observed Ted William Taylor, Jr., 20, of Leonardtown, acting in a disorderly manner. Cpl. Somerville asked Taylor several times to calm down and was attempting to interview Taylor when Taylor took a small wooden bat and struck a wall in the residence causing damage. Taylor was not the owner of the residence. Taylor was arrested for destruction of property. Taylor was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center by Deputy T. White. As Deputy White was escorting Taylor into the detention center, Taylor spit in Deputy White's face. Taylor was charged additionally with second degree assault.

MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTIES, THEFTS: The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating 15 cases of malicious destruction of property. These crimes occurred February 4 and February 5 in the Hollywood area of St. Mary's County, specifically on Morgan Road, Joy Chapel Road, and Bateman Court. Unknown person(s) used an object(s), on several occasions' alcoholic beverage bottles, to smash vehicle windshields and mailboxes. Based on the investigations it appears these crimes may be related.

In addition, the Sheriff's Office is also investigating 3 thefts from autos on Clarks Landing Road in Hollywood. The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office cannot stress enough the importance of locking vehicles, even vehicles parked in the driveway at a residence and securing all valuables.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to contact Lt. Eric Sweeney at 301-475-4200 ext. 1915 or Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333. The caller does have to leave his/her name. If the information leads to the arrest and conviction, the caller may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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