LEONARDTOWN, Md. (April 27, 2010) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
THEFT: On April 23, DFC S. Ruest responded to the J.C. Penney Store in California for a report of a theft. Dfc. Ruest contacted the store's loss prevention officer and was advised that Michael Leonard Semiklose, 24 of Mechanicsville, entered the store, reached behind a register counter and removed a store bag. Semiklose then walked throughout the store and placed several items into the bag. Semiklose passed all points of purchase and attempted to leave the store without paying for the items. The loss prevention officer stopped and detained Semiklose until Dfc. Ruest arrived. Semiklose was arrested and charged with theft less then $1,000.
UNLAWFUL TAKING OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, THEFT: On April 23, Deputy Fahey stopped Melissa Jean Redman, 27 of Lexington Park, for operating a motor vehicle in a suspicious manner. Redman kept stopping and starting her vehicle in the middle of the roadway. Redman's vehicle was stopped at the intersection of Great Mills Road and Jay Dee Court in Lexington Park. The vehicle displayed North Carolina registration. A computer check of the vehicle's registration indicated the registration was stolen from North Carolina. Redman was arrested and charged with theft and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On April 24, Deputy Seyfried responded to a residence in California for a report of a domestic assault. Investigation revealed Catherine Alicia Taylor, 25 of California, was in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Taylor grabbed the victim by the arm causing a bruise. Taylor was arrested and charged with second degree assault.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On April 24, DFC Ruest responded to a residence in Lexington Park for a report of a trespassing. Investigation revealed Sharon Denade Thomas, 47 of Lexington Park, was in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Thomas grabbed the victim by the arm and dragged him out of the house. Thomas was arrested and charged with second degree assault.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On April 24, Deputy Kampf responded to a broadcast possible assault occurring in a vehicle. The vehicle was heading southbound on Route 235 near Joy Lane. The vehicle was located and stopped. Investigation revealed Jospeh NMN Eckloff, 27 of Hollywood, was in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Eckloff struck the victim in the chest. The assault was witnessed by another motorist who was traveling along slide of the victim's vehicle. Eckloff was arrested and charged with second degree assault.
SEX OFFENDER COMPLIANCE CHECKS: St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations Sex Offender Registry Unit, along with the Department of Parole and Probation, Maryland State Police, and the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Patrol and Special Operations Division conducted a sex offender compliance checks from Thursday, April 22, through Saturday, April 24. One hundred-twenty compliance checks were conducted over a period of four days. No violations were observed. The St. Mary's County sex offender registry unit continues to conduct random compliance checks to ensure that persons on the Maryland Sex Offender Registry are in compliance with the registry guidelines. To find a list of registered sex offenders in your area go to http://dpscs.md.gov/onlineservs/socem/.