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

MSP Reports for St. Mary's County


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (July 15, 2010) - The Leonardtown Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) released the following incident and arrest reports.

WARRANT SERVICE: On Monday, July 5 at 4:08am, Ronald Maurice Holt, Sr., was arrested on a bench warrant (T3-14492) by TFC E. J. Page. The warrant was issued on June 29 by the District Court of St. Mary's County with an original charge of Driving While Suspended. Mr. Holt was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.

MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, THEFT OVER $1,000: On Tuesday, July 13 at 7:08am, TFC J. G. Fleetwood responded to the area of Chancellors Run Road and Horse Head Road for a reported malicious destruction of property and theft. Upon arrival, contact was made with the male complainant, 32, of New Carrollton, who advised that commercial equipment stored in a vehicle had been removed by unknown suspects between 6:30pm on July 12 and 5:30am on July 13. Information pertaining to this case can be forwarded to the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack; this investigation is ongoing.

THEFT UNDER $1,000: On Tuesday, July 13 at 2:00pm, TFC J. R. Stern took a report from a female complainant, 62, of Mechanicsville, who advised between the hours of 4:00pm on July 12 and 12:00pm on July 13 unknown subjects stole a golf cart from her property in the 28000 block of Old Village Road in Mechanicsville. Information pertaining to this case may be forwarded to the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack; this investigation is ongoing.

WARRANT SERVICE: On Tuesday, July 13 at 5:28pm, TFC E. J. Page arrested Andre Devon Dickens, 28, of Lusby, on a warrant (T3-14505) issued by the Circuit Court of St. Mary's County. The warrant was originally issued on July 9 with an original charge of Driving on a Suspended License or Privilege. Mr. Dickens 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 Wednesday, July 14 at 12:34am, TFC G. A. Thompson responded to the area of New Market Turner Road just East of Maryland Route 5 for a reported suspicious vehicle. Information provided indicated that the vehicle was facing Westbound in the Eastbound lanes of traffic. Upon approaching the vehicle, TFC Thompson observed the operator, later identified as Wade Steve Harris, 40, of Mechanicsville, sleeping and in possession of an alcoholic beverage. Following a field sobriety test and search incident to arrest, Mr. Harris was arrested for DWI and Possession of Marijuana. Mr. Harris 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, July 14 at 6:30pm, TFC M. B. Adams arrested Christopher M. Roach, 32, of Lexington Park on a bench warrant (T3-14477) issued by the District Court of St. Mary's County. The warrant was issued on June 15 for Failure to Pay Deferred Payment Amounts. During a incident to arrest, Mr. Roach was found to be in Possession of CDS - Not Marijuana. Mr. Roach was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged accordingly. He will be held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.

FATAL ACCIDENT: On June 8 at 10:47 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to a one-vehicle, motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian that occurred on Three Notch Road (MD Route 5) south of Golden Beach Road in Charlotte Hall, St. Mary's County. Trooper Casarella of the Leonardtown Barrack was the first police officer on scene and he conducted the preliminary investigation. It was determined that vehicle #1 was traveling southbound on MD Route 5 in lane #1 approximately .25 miles south of Golden Beach Road. A female pedestrian, later identified as Doria Maria Bethea, date of birth 09/15/67 of Washington D.C., walked from the median strip and into the path of vehicle #1. Vehicle #1 struck Ms. Bethea. Ms. Bethea was transported to Civista Hospital in La Plata, Charles County, via ambulance where she later succumbed to her injuries. The operator of vehicle #1, William Richard Borza of Mechanicsville, was uninjured. Ms. Bethea's family was located in Washington, D.C. and notified of the accident in the early afternoon hours of June 9. (Editor's Note: This notice was received from MSP much earlier and overlooked. It is posted now for the record.)

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