LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 31, 2010) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
THEFT, CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE VIOLATION: On May 27, Deputy Knott responded to Milt's Sales and Service in Mechanicsville for a report of a theft. A witness reported he observed Randall William Plummer, 21, of St. Inigoes, reach over the sales counter and take a flashlight and possibly other items hanging from a store display. The witness provided Deputy Knott with a description of the flashlight taken. Plummer exited the store without paying for the item. Plummer was last seen as a passenger in a construction truck bearing the name of a local business. Deputy Knott responded to that business and contacted Plummer. Plummer was found in possession of the stolen flashlight and was arrested. Search incident to the arrest revealed Plummer was also in possession of a smoking device containing suspected marijuana residue. Plummer was charged with theft, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and paraphernalia.
FALSE REPORT OF A CRIME: On May 27, Deputies responded to a residence on Mohawk Court in Charlotte Hall for a report of a home invasion and armed robbery. The alleged victim, Brandy Sue Harper, 29 of Charlotte Hall, reported that a male dressed in hunting clothing and a ski mask knocked on the door of her residence, displayed a shotgun, and forced his way into the residence. Harper then stated the man stole her purse which contained a bottle of Oxycodone and fled the residence. Numerous law enforcement personnel responded to the scene along with a St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office canine team. An extensive search of the area was conducted. Further investigation revealed Harper fabricated the story and had in fact not been robbed. Harper was arrested and charged with making a false report of a crime.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On May 29, at approximately 8:45 pm Deputy Licausi responded to a residence on Moll Dyer road in Leonardtown for a report of an assault. The victim reported she was engaged in a verbal dispute with Christopher James Mendel, 18 of Leonardtown, which escalated into a physical assault when Mendal grabbed her by the throat and pushed her head into a door jam. Mendal then took a drum stick and repeatedly struck the victim in the back and shoulders. The victim told Mendal she was calling the police and he fled the residence. Mendal was located a short time later, arrested and charged with second degree assault.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On May 29 at 10:30 p.m., Deputy Thompson was patrolling Great Mills Road in Lexington Park when he observed Natasha Jerrie Dolphin, 23 of Highspire, Pa. and Dale M. Dickens, Jr., 24 of Steelton, Pa. along the roadway engaged in a verbal dispute. Deputy Thompson contacted both subjects and instructed them to stop yelling and causing a disturbance. Dolphin and Dickens stopped their disorderly behavior and were sent on their way. On May 29 at approximately 11:00 pm, Deputy Thompson observed Dolphin and Dickens again arguing as they stood in the parking lot of Raley's Furniture in Lexington Park. As Deputy Thompson exited his patrol vehicle to investigate, he heard both subjects yelling. Their yelling caused the tenants who lived in the apartments above Raley's to look out the window to see what was causing the disturbance. Dolphin and Dickens refused to stop yelling and acting disorderly. Deputy Thompson arrested both and charged each with disorderly conduct.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On May 29 at approximately 11:30 pm, Corporal Handy responded to the Lexington Restaurant located in Lexington Park for a report of a disorderly female inside of the restaurant. Upon arrival Corporal Handy observed an employee escorting Sherry Lynn King, 35 of California, out of the restaurant. King was screaming and yelling as she tried to push past the employee to re-enter the restaurant. King refused repeated request to calm down and leave. King's disorderly behavior was observed by many restaurant patrons and bystanders who stopped to watch. King was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
FIRST AND SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On May 30 at approximately 12:30 am, Deputy First Class Dodson responded to a residence on Washington Street in Leonardtown for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed the victim was engaged in a verbal dispute with Matthew Thomas Green, 21 of Leonardtown, which escalated into a physical assault when Green pointed a knife at and threatened to stab the victim. The victim told Dfc. Dodson he feared for his life because Green was in very close proximity when Green pointed the knife and made the threat. Green was arrested and charged with first and second degree assault.
POSSESSION OF A CONCEALED DANGEROUS WEAPON: On May 30 at approximately 2:40 am, Corporal Moritz initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle on Route 235 in Lexington Park. Henry Clay Hinson, 23 of Great Mills, was the passenger in the vehicle. While talking to the driver and Hinson, Cpl. Moritz noticed what appeared to be the pistol grip of a shotgun protruding from underneath of Hinson's seat. Cpl. Moritz believed a shotgun was concealed under the seat so a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted. Cpl. Moritz discovered the pistol grip was attached to a machete with a blade length of approximately fourteen inches. Further investigation revealed Hinson was the owner of the machete. Hinson was arrested and charged with possession of a concealed dangerous weapon.