St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (July 20, 2010) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

MISSING MAN FOUND FLOATING: On July 17, troopers from the Maryland State Police responded to a private pier located off Cornfield Harbor Road in Scotland for the report of a missing person. A preliminary investigation revealed Arnold S. Rosario, 46 of Silver Spring, was last seen on the pier fishing. An extensive search for Rosario was conducted by officers from the Maryland State Police, St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police, United States Coast Guard, and several Volunteer Fire Departments and Rescue Squad units. On July 18, Rosario was located in the water near the pier deceased. Rosario's body was transported to the State Medical Examiners Office in Baltimore to determine a cause and manner of death. The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations is continuing the investigation.

VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On July 18, Hans Ernst Hunziker, IV, 30 of Lexington Park, was served with an interim protective order ordering him not to contact or attempt to contact the petitioner of the order by any means. On July 19, Hunziker attempted to contact the petitioner through a third party. Hunziker was arrested for violating the conditions of the protective order.

VIOLATION OF A PROTECTIVE ORDER: On September 10, 2009, Ronald Lee Hartley, 24 Lexington Park, was served with a protective order ordering no contact between Hartley and the petitioner of the order. On July 19, Corporal Moritz was patrolling the area of Flower Drive in Lexington Park and observed Hartley speaking with the petitioner of the order. Corporal Moritz is familiar with Hartley and the petitioner of the order. Corporal Moritz verified the order was still in effect. Hartley was arrested for violating the conditions of the protective order.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On July 17, Deputy Nielson responded to a residence on Hermanville Road in Lexington Park for a report of an assault. Upon arrival Deputy Nielson observed Joseph Warren Pilkerton III, 41 of Lexington Park, standing outside of the residence screaming. Deputy Nielson asked Pilkerton several times to stop yelling. Pilkerton refused and continued to scream and yell. Pilkerton's disorderly conduct attracted the attention of others who gathered to observe the activity. Pilkerton was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On July 17, Deputy Campbell responded to a check the welfare call on Old Village Road and Bet Lane in Mechanicsville. Initial reports indicated an intoxicated subject was dancing in the middle of the roadway. Upon arrival Deputy Campbell observed Daniel Elam Ross, 20 of no fixed address, standing in the middle of the southbound lane of Old Village Road causing a traffic hazard. Ross was holding an alcoholic beverage and staggering as he stood in the roadway. Deputy Campbell asked Ross to pour the beverage out and step out of the traffic lane. Another individual on the scene trying to assist offered Ross a sober ride home. Ross refused the ride, ignored the deputy's direction and continued to stagger in the roadway. Ross became more aggressive with the deputy. His disorderly behavior drew the attention of others who stopped to watch the activity. Ross was arrested for disorderly conduct.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On July 19, 2010 DFC Seyfried responded to a residence on Treetop Road in Lexington Park for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed the victim was involved in a verbal dispute with Vicki Marie Curtis, 33 of Lexington Park, that escalated into a physical assault when the Curtis threatened the victim with a knife. The victim exited the residence and Curtis followed. Curtis pushed the victim causing him to fall from the front porch of the residence. The victim sustained abrasions to his knee and ankle as a result of the fall. Curtis was arrested for second degree assault.

DOOR-TO-DOOR SCAM: The Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a theft scheme. A white male, mid thirties, approximately 5'-11" tall, 225 pounds with blue eyes, goes door to door in the Mechanicsville area of St. Mary's County requesting to borrow money. The individual tells unsuspecting victims that his daughter is hospitalized at Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C. and he is trying to borrow gas money to go and visit her. He asks to borrow $20 to $30 dollars and tells the victim he will repay the money when he receives his next pay check. Victims lend the man money and he never returns to repay the funds. Individuals who believe they may have been a victim of this theft scheme are asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 301-475-8008.

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