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

St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (August 17, 2010) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On August 9, Deputy George responded to Edgar Way in Lexington Park for a report of a man with a gun call. Investigation revealed the gun in question was an air gun and there was no violation of the law. As Deputy George was attempting to investigate the situation, Sheryl Christine Price, 44 of Lexington Park, approached yelling profanity at the deputy. Price was using profane language as she yelled that the gun was only a toy and that no one was doing anything wrong. Deputy George asked Price several times to lower her voice but she refused. Deputy George told Price that he realized the gun was only an air gun and that there was no violation of the law but Price continued to yell profanity and refused to calm her disorderly behavior. Price's yelling and disorderly behavior gained the attention from other residents in the neighborhood who exited their homes to watch the activity. Price was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On August 12, Deputy Rodgers responded to a residence on Atlanta Street in Lexington Park for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Alvin Marcelo White, 30 of Lexington Park, was engaged in a verbal dispute which escalated into a physical assault when White pushed the victim several times into a wall. White was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

VIOLATION OF A PROTECTIVE ORDER: On July 13, John James Viland, 30 of Lexington Park, was served with a protective order commanding him not to threaten or harass the petitioner of the order. The order remains effective until April of 2011. On August 11, 2010 Viland violated the conditions of the order by harassing and threatening the petitioner. Viland was arrested and charged with violating the conditions of the protective order.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On August 13, deputies responded to a residence on Mohawk Drive in Charlotte Hall for a report of a disorderly subject. Upon arrival deputies contacted Mark Anthony Balenger, 41 of Charlotte Hall, who was extremely upset and yelling profanity. Deputies asked Balenger several times to calm down and to explain what was causing him to be so upset. Balenger, who appeared to be intoxicated, refused to calm down and continued to yell profanity. Balenger's yelling and disorderly behavior caused neighbors to exit their residences to investigate the commotion. Balenger was arrested and charged with violating a lawful order of a police officer and disorderly conduct.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT, RESISTING ARREST: On August 13, deputies responded to a disturbance at a residence on Hilton Drive in Lexington Park. Investigation revealed John William Alvarado, 33 of Lexington Park, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Alvarado grabbed the victim by the arms and shook her. Alvarado was told he was under arrest for assault and he resisted. After a brief struggle Alvarado was subdued and handcuffed. Alvarado was charged with second degree assault and resisting arrest.

DRUG ARREST: On August 13, deputies responded to Independence Drive in Mechanicsville for a report of suspicious activity. The complainant advised two black males were running through resident's yards. Upon arrival, Dfc. Graves observed two black males duck behind a set of bushes in an attempt to conceal themselves. Deputy Graves ordered the men from behind the bushes and they complied. A check of the area revealed a metal smoking device containing suspected crack cocaine on the ground next to where Donald Anthony Somerville, 52 of Mechanicsville, was attempting to hide from the deputy. Somerville was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, suspected crack cocaine and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.

DRUG ARREST: On August 14 at approximately 4:45 a.m., deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of King Way and Surrey Way in California. The complainant reported a white passenger vehicle was parked in the parking lot with it's engine running and two subjects asleep inside the vehicle. When deputies arrived they located a white Toyota Camry with it's engine running and two subjects asleep inside. Deputies observed in plain view a rolled marijuana cigar in the male occupant's lap. The deputies retrieved the suspected controlled dangerous substance and identified the occupants of the vehicle as Derek Matthew Dean, 22 of Hollywood, and Brittaney Noel Howell, 22 of Lexington Park. Dean was arrested for possession of a controlled dangerous substance, suspected marijuana. Howell was told she was not under arrest and was free to leave. Howell became upset because Dean had been arrested. Howell attempted to block the deputy from leaving the scene with Dean in the vehicle. Howell was subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct.

DRUG ARREST: On August 14, Deputy Knott was asked to transport Jeffery Wayne Roberts, Jr., 24 of Great Mills, from the scene of a civil dispute. Deputy Knott explained to Roberts that prior to transporting him in his patrol vehicle he would have to conduct a search of his person and belongings for officer's safety. Roberts agreed to the search of his person and belongings. During Deputy Knott's search he located a smoking device containing suspected marijuana residue and other marijuana paraphernalia contained in Robert's belongings. Roberts was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT, DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On August 15, deputies responded to a report of a disturbance on Indian Way in Lexington Park. Investigation revealed Whitney Erin McMillan, 20 of Lexington Park, was involved in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical altercation when McMillan scratched the victim on the arm. McMillan then punched holes in the hallway walls of the victim's residence. McMillan was arrested and charged with second degree assault and destruction of property.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On August 15, deputies responded to the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Fairgrounds in Ridge for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed a juvenile female was involved in a verbal dispute with carnival employee, James Plummer Mister, Jr., 47 of Frederick, which escalated into a physical assault when Mister slapped the juvenile across the face causing her nose and upper lip to bleed. Mister was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On August 16, deputies responded to Lincoln Road in Mechanicsville for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed David Lionell Butler, 47 of Mechanicsville, was involved in a verbal dispute which escalated into a physical assault when Butler struck the victim several times with a belt, threw her to the floor and kicked her in the rib cage. Butler was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On August 16, deputies responded to a residence of Winding Way in Lexington Park for a report of an assault. Michael Christopher Dufour, Sr., 25 of Lexington Park, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Dufour grabbed the victim's purse and pulled it from her arm causing a scratch to the victim's arm. Dufour was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

DISORDERLY INTOXICATION: On August 17, Cpl. Goodwin responded to the area of Pegg Road and Lexington Drive in Lexington Park for a complaint of a disorderly subject in the roadway. Upon arrival, Cpl. Goodwin contacted Ashley Marie Moore, 26 of Lexington Park, who was intoxicated. Cpl. Goodwin's encounter was the second law enforcement contact with Moore more that day. Moore was walking in and out of the roadway causing a hazard to herself and motorists. She refused to leave the area with a sober driver and became loud and aggressive towards others. Moore was arrested for disorderly intoxication.

ROBBERY, SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT, THEFT: On August 6, deputies responded to a robbery call in the area of Missouri Avenue and Flower Drive in Lexington Park. The victim reported he was confronted by Jamarr Sherman Mackall, 18 of Prince Frederick, and a second subject who initiated an argument with him. Mackall struck the victim in the face, knocking him to the ground. Mackall and the second subject stole the victim's shoes and a pack of cigarettes. A lookout was broadcast for the suspects and Mackall was located a short time later. Mackall was arrested and charged with robbery, second degree assault, and theft. The second suspect has not yet been located.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On August 7, deputies responded to a report of an assault on Sue Drive in Lexington Park. Investigation revealed Timoteo MNM Hernandez, 26 of Lexington Park, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Hernandez struck the victim multiple times with a closed fist. Hernandez was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On August 7, deputies responded to a report of an assault on Big Chestnut Road in Clements. Investigation revealed Christopher Wayne Quade, Jr., 21 of Clements, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Quade struck the victim in the mouth knocking one of her teeth out. Quade was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

DRUG ARREST: On August 8, deputies responded to a report of a controlled dangerous substance violation on Flower Drive in Lexington Park. As deputies approached they observed Jerry Lewis Gray, 50 of no fixed address, smoking a substance from a piece of aluminum foil. Based on the deputies training and experience they believed Gray was consuming/smoking crack cocaine. Gray attempted to dispose of the aluminum foil as the deputies approach. The deputies detained Gray and secured the aluminum foil. Upon further examination of the aluminum foil, the deputies observed the residue of a burnt material on the foil which they suspected to be crack cocaine. Gray was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, suspected crack cocaine and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.

ASSAULT AND DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On August 8, two individuals were leaving a party on Boundary Drive in Mechanicsville when they were chased to their vehicle by Robert Clayton Walnetski, 27 of Mechanicsville, and David Edward Edinger, Jr., 25 of Mechanicsville. The victims were able to get into their vehicle. Walnetski and Edinger threatened to assault the victims and attempted to open their car doors. When Walnetski and Edinger could not open the doors they banged on the car causing dents in the vehicle and a broken the side door mirror. The victims were able to drive away, report the assault and describe Walnetski and Edinger. Deputies responded to Boundary Drive and located and arrested Walnetski and Edinger. Both were charged with second degree assault and destruction of property.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On August 8, deputies responded to a report of an assault on Onion Field Lane in California. Investigation revealed Barbara Ann Russell, 39 of California, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Russell struck the victim in the face multiple times. Russell was arrested and charged with second degree assault.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On August 8, deputies responded to an assault complaint. Deputies met with the victim who reported that on August 7 she was at the residence of Domonigue Vonte Washington, 21 of Mechanicsville. The victim reported she and Washington were involved in a verbal dispute which escalated into a physical assault when Washington threw her to the ground and choked her. After interviewing the victim, deputies contacted Washington at his residence. Washington was subsequently arrested and charged with second degree assault.

DRUG ARREST, RESISTING ARREST: On August 9, a lookout was broadcast for an older model blue Ford Mustang and its occupants. It was reported that the occupants of the Mustang had just committed a theft of money. Deputy Thompson observed and stopped the suspect vehicle. Gabriel Xavier Cassagnol, 50 of Saint Inigoes, was the operator of the vehicle and Robin Ann Laabs, 39 of Lexington Park, was the passenger. Cassagnol and Laabs matched the description of the suspects involved in the theft. Deputy Thompson had Cassagnol exit the vehicle. For officer safety, Deputy Thompson conducted a frisk of Cassagnol's person. As a result of the frisk, Deputy Thompson located a glass smoking device containing suspected crack cocaine residue. Deputy Thompson arrested Cassagnol for possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia and as Deputy Thompson was handcuffing Cassagnol he noticed Cassagnol was holding cash in his hand. Deputy Thompson asked Cassagnol to open his hand. Cassagnol refused and clinched his hand. Cassagnol then attempted to pull away from the deputy. After a brief struggle Cassagnol was subdued. Cassagnol was charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, suspected crack cocaine and resisting arrest. Laabs was charged on a Criminal Summons with theft less then $100.

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