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St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (June 8, 2010) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENSE, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE: On June 4, Deputy Ellis responded to Damon's Bar and Grill in Lexington Park for a report of threats. Upon arrival Deputy Ellis made contact with Chelsea Leigh Garrison, 19 of Lexington Park, who was operating a 1997 Nissan. Investigation revealed Garrison did not possess a driver's license and was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without a license. Deputy Ellis conducted an interview of Garrison. Based on the interview, a probable cause search of Garrison's vehicle was conducted. The search revealed a small clear plastic bag containing suspected marijuana and two small pills, suspected ecstasy and acetaminophen codeine phosphate. Also located in the vehicle was a smoking device containing suspected marijuana. Garrison was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance - marijuana, ecstasy and acetaminophen codeine phosphate, possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia and driving without a license.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT, DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On June 5, Deputy First Class Cathcart responded to a residence on Colton Point Road in Bushwood for a report of a domestic assault. Investigation revealed the victim had been in a verbal dispute with Michael Troy Langley, Jr., 24 of Leonardtown, which escalated into a physical assault when Langley pushed he several time and threw a cooler at her striking her in the back. Langley walked out of the residence but then returned and kicked the front door causing the frame of the door to break. Langley fled the residence prior to the arrival of deputies but was located a short time later, arrested and charged with second-degree assault and destruction of property.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On June 6, Deputy Ellis responded to a residence on Old Pine Court in California for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed the victim was engaged in a verbal dispute with Melissa Lee Smalt, 21 of California, which escalated into a physical assault when Smalt pushed the victim in the chest. Smalt was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE: On June 6, Corporal Walker observed a 2005 Chrysler 300 in the area of Pacific Drive in Lexington Park. The vehicle matched the description of a vehicle sought in connection with an earlier reported assault investigation. Cpl. Walker stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Norman Kenneth Dickerson, 29 of Bushwood. As Cpl. Walker was interviewing Dickerson and the passengers of the vehicle to determine if they were involved in or had knowledge of the earlier assault, a canine team conducted a scan of the Chrysler. The canine alerted positive for narcotics during the vehicle scan. A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted and suspected marijuana was seized from the vehicle. Dickerson was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.

DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED ARREST: On June 2, Deputy Nicole Chimko-Fahey responded to Ronald Drive in Lexington Park for a reported vehicle into a house. Deputy Fahey made contact with the vehicle operator, Justin D. Biscoe, 23 of Lexington Park, who had been operating a 2000 Chrysler 300. Biscoe displayed signs of being under the influence of alcohol and was given roadside field sobriety for which he performed poorly. A check of Biscoe's Maryland drivers license revealed his license was suspended. Biscoe was arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license, driving under the influence of alcohol, and driving while impaired by alcohol. He was released to the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

CRIME SOLVERS ARMED ROBBERY MAY 31: The Sheriff's office is investigating the armed robbery of an ice cream vendor which occurred on Monday, May 31 at approximately 8:40 pm on Maryland Route 235 approximately 1/8 of a mile south of Bay Forest Road, on the southbound shoulder, in Hermanville. The victims were operating an ice cream truck when a late 1990's, light silver Nissan or Toyota type vehicle (similar to a Nissan Maxima) flashed the headlights at the operator of the truck to pull over. The operator of the ice cream truck pulled to the shoulder and was approached by two subjects who brandished handguns and demanded the victim turn over all monies.

The suspects are described as follows:

Suspect 1: black male, approximately 6-00 feet tall, 170 pounds, thin build, 20 to 25 year old, long corn rows/dread locks hair pulled up to top of head - held with rubber band. The suspect was wearing blue or black shorts and white tank top.

Suspect 2: black male, approximately 5 foot 8 inches tall, 220 pounds, heavy build, 20 to 25 years old, thin mustache with a goatee, medium length corn rows/dread locks hair. The suspect was wearing blue shorts, white tank top and a black ball cap.

BCI detectives are asking anyone who may have been in the area of Route 235 and Bay Forest Road between 8:35 pm and 8:50 pm and saw the ice cream truck pulled over onto the shoulder with the suspect vehicle behind it contact Detective/Corporal David Alexander at 301-475-4200 x 1954 or call Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333. Tipsters can also text their tips 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 an arrest and conviction, the caller/tipster may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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