LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 19, 2010) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
CRIME SOLVERS: DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: The Sheriff's Office is investigating numerous destruction of properties which occurred on Sunday, May 16 in Leonardtown during the Patuxent Velo Cycling Club's Leonardtown Criterium Cycling Event. Unknown person(s) threw tacks along the race course deflating cyclist's tires and causing the cyclists to crash. Numerous cyclists were injury and one cyclist suffered a broken bone as a result of a crashed caused by a tack. During a racing event, cyclists travel at speeds in excess of 25 to 30 miles per hour. There is video footage (http://vimeo.com/11792756) of Sunday's race and cyclists crashing as a result of tacks in the roadway. Anyone with information is urged to contact Corporal M. Smolarsky at 301-475-4200 x 1960 or call Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333. Tipsters can also text their tips in to "TIP239" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637). Callers and tipsters do not have to leave a name, just the information. If the information leads to the arrest and conviction, the caller/tipster may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
THEFT: On May 17, Deputy First Class Ruest responded to the Kohl's Department Store in Lexington Park for a report of a theft. Investigation revealed Patrick Alphonso Gayle, 23 of Lexington Park, entered the store, went to the shoe department, took a pair of New Balance shoes from their box and placed them on his feet. Gayle then placed his old shoes in the shoe box and placed the shoe box back on the store shelf. Gayle walked past all points of purchase and attempted to exit the store without paying for the shoes. Gayle was stopped and detained by Kohl's Loss Prevention Officer until Dfc. Ruest arrived. Gayle was arrested and charged with theft less then $100.
CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE VIOLATION: On May 18, Deputy First Class Whipkey conducted a traffic stop on a 2007 Hyundai for speeding. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Shannyn Elizabeth Dulemba, 26 of California, and the passenger was identified as Michael Connell Bush, 40 of Lexington Park. Both Dulemba and Bush were extremely nervous during Dfc. Whipkey's initial contact. Deputy Rishel and his canine partner arrived on the scene and conducted a canine scan of the vehicle. Dfc. Rishel's canine partner is trained in narcotics detection. The canine alerted for suspected narcotics contained in the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted and two metal smoking devices, containing suspected cocaine reside, were located inside of the vehicle. Dulemba and Bush were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (suspected cocaine) and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.