LEONARDTOWN, Md. (March 16, 2010) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
THEFT: On March 11, deputies responded to the McKay's store on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park for a report of a theft. Investigation revealed Shane Deon Collins, 34, of no fixed address, grabbed the victim's purse from a shopping cart and attempted flee the store. Collins was stopped and detained by McKay's Loss Prevention Officer until deputies arrived. Collins was charged with theft under $1,000.
SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINORS: On March 13, detectives from the Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) conducted an investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of two females, currently 19 and 15 years of age in Mechanicsville. The investigation revealed a 49-year-old male family member had sexually abused the victims several times a week over the past 7 years. The suspect was identified, placed under arrest, charged with 2 counts of Felony Child Abuse, 2 counts of Second Degree Sex Offense, 2 counts of Third Degree Sex Offense and 2 counts of engaging in a continuing course of conduct over a period of 90 days with a victim under the age of 14 years which includes three or more acts. The subject was incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center and is currently being held on a $250,000 bond.