LEONARDTOWN, Md. (April 19, 2010) - The Leonardtown Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) today released the following incident and arrest reports.
MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On Thursday, April 15 at 11:34 am, Tpr. M. J. Pitcher while patrolling in the Lexington Park area observed a male subject use a hammer to cause damage to signage for St. Mary's Landing. Upon contact, Troy Dwayne Barnes, 32, of Lexington Park was arrested for Malicious Destruction of Property. Mr. Barnes advised he struck the sign out of anger stemming from a situation unrelated to the business. Mr. Barnes was transported to St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged accordingly.
ASSAULT 2ND DEGREE: On Thursday, April 15 at 11:54 am, Tpr. N. E. Gresko responded to the 46000 block of Timber Valley Court in Lexington Park for a reported assault. Upon arrival Tpr. Gresko made contact with a female victim, 28, of Lexington Park who advised she was physically assaulted by Luis Alfredo Ramos, 23, of Lexington Park. Following interviews with both parties, during which Mr. Ramos admitted to the assault, an arrest was made. Mr. Ramos was charged with Second Degree Assault at the St. Mary's County Detention Center and will be held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.
THEFT UNDER $1000: On Thursday, April 15 at 7:57 pm, TFC J. A. Pilkerton responded to Footlocker in Lexington Park for a reported theft. Upon arrival contact was made with a juvenile victim, 16, of Leonardtown who advised someone attempted to use her stolen credit card at the establishment. TFC Pilkerton spoke with employees, the victim, and the bank and determined that an unknown black female attempted to use the card at multiple locations in the Lexington Park area. The card and other personal items were taken from a stolen purse. Any information available regarding this case can be forwarded to the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack. This investigation is ongoing.
DRUG ARREST: On Friday, April 16 at 1:30 am, TFC K. D. Lashley initiated a traffic stop on a black Chevrolet S10 for a broken taillight in the area of Maryland Route 234 at Horseshoe Road. When making contact with the driver, John Michael Farley, 45, of Mechanicsville, TFC Lashley detected a strong odor of alcohol. Mr. Farley was subsequently arrested for Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. Mr. Farley will be held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On Friday, April 16 at 2:29 am, Tpr. R. L. Jackson responded to the Wawa located at Maryland Route 4 and Maryland Route 235 for a fight in progress. Upon arrival the large crowd of both participants and onlookers of the fight dispersed. However, contact was made with two subjects that were visibly involved in the altercation. Devon Christian Johnson, 25, of Lexington Park, and Andre Jesse Brothers, 22, of Lexington Park, both admitted to being assaulted but were uncooperative in the investigation. Mr. Brothers was charged on a criminal summons for Disorderly Conduct and transported from the scene to St. Mary's Hospital for injuries sustained during the fight. Mr. Johnson refused medical treatment, was transported to St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Disorderly Conduct.
THEFT UNDER $100: On Saturday, April 17 at 12:43 pm, TFC M. B. Adams attempted to locate a vehicle mentioned in a lookout broadcasted by the Emergency Communications Center in Leonardtown. TFC Adams located the vehicle traveling Southbound on Maryland Route 237 and initiated a stop. Contact was made with the driver, Chrissy Mae Cline, 22, of Great Mills, and passenger Dale Thomas Norfolk, 21, of Great Mills. A query through NCIC and MVA databases revealed that the vehicle being operated was unregistered and displayed a Virginia registration that was reported stolen on April 1. Both subjects were arrested, transported to St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Theft under $100.00. Ms. Cline was charged with additional traffic offenses for operating an unregistered vehicle.
DRUG ARREST: On Saturday, April 17 at 12:44pm, while on the scene of a theft, TFC M. B. Adams encountered disorderly subject Bessie Elsie Norfolk, 43, of Great Mills. Ms. Norfolk was irate and screaming profanity at a local photographer for taking pictures of her son being arrested. After disobeying a request for her to leave the scene, Ms. Norfolk was arrested for Disorderly Conduct. A search incident to arrest produced marijuana in Ms. Norfolk's possession. Ms. Norfolk was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention and charged accordingly. She will be held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.
WARRANT SERVICE: On Saturday, April 17 at 9:20pm, Antonio P. Harrod, 47, of Baltimore, was arrested by Tpr. M. J. Pitcher on a Bench Warrant (T3-14398) issued by the District Court in Charles County. The warrant was issued for a Violation of an Exparte or Protection Order on August 18, 2009. Mr. Harrod was served at the St. Mary's County Detention Center and will be held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.
WARRANT SERVICE: On Sunday, April 18 at 12:30am, Tpr. M. J. Pitcher arrested Tye Tanise Holley, 24, of Lexington Park on a Bench Warrant (T3-14397) issued by the District Court in St. Mary's County on April 15. The original charge was Driving While Suspended. Ms. Holley was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and will be held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.