LEONARDTOWN, Md. (April 01, 2010) - The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) today released the following incident and arrest reports.
FUGITIVE SOUGHT: An arrest warrant has been issued by the District Court Commissioner's Office charging Michael Thomas Collins, Jr., of Waldorf, with first degree escape after Collins walked away from an In-Patient counseling center in Charlotte Hall. Collins is described as a white male, age 24, 5'-11", 150 lbs.,
with brown eyes and brown hair (pictured at top-left). Collins was sentenced to 18 months in the St. Mary's County Detention Center reference a probation violation resulting from a second degree assault conviction. Collins was last observed wearing a black shirt with fleece lining and blue jeans.
Anyone having any information regarding Michael Collins Jr. is asked to call 301-475-4040 or Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333. Citizens can also text information to CRIMES (274637) and enter "TIP239" (847239) to provide information. Citizens can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY VIOLATION: On April 1, members of the BCI Sex Offender Unit conducted an investigation which led to the arrest of Joseph Henry Payne. The investigation revealed that Payne was not residing at his home of record and did not provide the Maryland Online Sex Offender Registry with the address at which he was staying. He was located on St. Richards Court in Great Mills, apprehended, and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center.
Citizens with information concerning registered sex offenders are urged to contact Corporal William Raddatz of the Sex Offender Registry at (301) 475-4200x1958. Or callers can make anonymous tips at (301) 475-3333, or text at "TIP239" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637).
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.