MSP Reports for St. Mary's County - Southern Maryland Headline News

MSP Reports for St. Mary's County


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 3, 2010) - The Leonardtown Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) today released the following incident and arrest reports.

ASSAULT 2ND DEGREE: On Monday, April 26 at 11:01am, Tpr. M. J. Pitcher responded to the 20000 block of Daisy Lane in Lexington Park for a reported Shooting. Upon arrival, Tpr. Pitcher made contact with a female complainant, 38, of Lexington Park who advised she was shot in the face with a pellet gun after an argument. Following interviews with the complainant and suspect, Aaron Christopher Bankins, 19, of Lexington Park was arrested for Second Degree Assault. Mr. Bankins admitted to the assault, and was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged accordingly and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. The pellet gun was located and secured by Tpr. Pitcher.

WARRANT SERVICE: On Monday, April 26 at 11:50am, Robert James Knott, 43, of Leonardtown, was served two Bench Warrants (T3-13562 / T3-13592) at the St. Mary's Detention Center. Both warrants were issued in August of 2008 by the District Court in St. Mary's County. The original charge was Driving On A Suspended License. Mr. Knott will be held at the Detention Center pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.

MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, THEFT UNDER $1000: On Tuesday, April 27 at 6:50am, Tpr. S. Casarella responded to the 44000 block of Redbud Drive in Callaway for a reported theft. Upon arrival, Tpr. Casarella made contact with the female complainant, 46, of Callaway, who advised that her purse was stolen from her vehicle. To gain access, unknown suspect(s) damaged the vehicle's rooftop. This investigation is ongoing; any information regarding this case can be forwarded to the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack.

WARRANT SERVICE: On Tuesday, April 27 at 9:20am, Tpr. M. J. Pitcher arrested Ryan Patterson Foss, 24, of Waldorf, on a Bench Warrant (T3-14377) issued by the District Court in St. Mary's County on March 30. The original charge was Driving On A Suspended License. Mr. Foss was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and will be held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.

WARRANT SERVICE: On Wednesday, April 28 at 8:30am, Tpr. J. S. Gibson served a Bench Warrant (T3-14376) on James Donald Arney, 37, of Mechanicsville. The warrant was issued by the District Court in St. Mary's County on March 30. The original charge was Driving On A Suspended License. Mr. Arney was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and will be held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.

DRUG ARREST: On Tuesday, April 27 at 6:54pm, Cpl. P. A. Trossbach initiated a traffic stop in the area of Maryland Route 235 and Maryland Route 6. The stop was conducted on a Silver 1997 Ford Escort that was in violation of traffic laws. Upon making contact with the driver, Craig Michael Ringler, 28, of Mechanicsville, Cpl. Trossbach detected the odor of CDS emitting from the vehicle. Cpl. Trossbach with the assistance of TFC M. A. Moore conducted a search of Mr. Ringler's vehicle and person. The search produced Drug Paraphernalia and CDS. Mr. Ringler was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. Mr. Ringler will be held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.

BURGLARY 2ND DEGREE: On Wednesday, April 28 at 2:08am, Tpr. E. J. Page responded to the 21000 block of Great Mills Road for a glass break alarm from a business. Upon arrival, Tpr. Page observed damage to the front glass of the retail store. Investigations, following the arrival of personnel, produced several missing Apple Ipods. This investigation is ongoing; any information regarding this case can be forwarded to the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack.

ASSAULT 2ND DEGREE: On Wednesday, April 28 at 7:02pm, a female complainant, 18, of Park Hall, responded to the Leonardtown Barrack to report an assault that occurred in Chaptico. The female complainant advised she was assaulted by a male subject following an argument over their respective cell phones. Information provided by the female to TFC K. D. Lashley, resulted in the arrest of a juvenile male, 17, of Chaptico. The male subject was transported to the Maryland State Police Barrack, interviewed, and released to a parent pending further action by Juvenile Services.

THEFT UNDER $1000: On Thursday, April 29 at 2:07pm, Tpr. J. S. Gibson responded to the 22000 block of Laurel Glen Road in California for a theft. Upon arrival, Tpr. Gibson made contact with the male complainant, 24, of California, who advised that after being relocated due to a fire, he returned to his residence to find his black 9mm Handgun stolen. The complainant advised that the weapon was previously secured. This investigation is ongoing; any information regarding this case can be forwarded to the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack.

DRUG ARREST: On Friday, April 30 at 3:10am, TFC C. M. Evans initiated a traffic stop on a Silver Volkswagen Golf in the area of Town Creek Drive and Roper Road in California. Upon making contact with the driver, a juvenile male, 17, of Lexington Park, TFC Evans detected a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. TFC Evans conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle, which produced large quantities of various controlled dangerous substances. The juvenile was arrested and transported to the Maryland State Police Barrack. He was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute, and all applicable Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance charges. The juvenile was released to a parent pending further action by Juvenile Services.

THEFT UNDER $1000: On Friday, April 30 at 2:10pm, TFC J. A. Pilkerton responded to the 22000 block of Torino Drive in California for a reported theft from motor vehicle. Upon arrival contact was made contact with the female complainant, 49, of California, who advised her purse was stolen from her vehicle. The complainant advised that the purse was left in the unlocked vehicle during the day on April 29. Checks of the neighborhood led to information regarding another vehicle being rummaged through. However, in that incident no property was taken. Any information regarding this case can be forwarded to the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack. This investigation is ongoing.

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