LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Sept. 7, 2010) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
DEPUTIES CRASH CRUISERS, HIT CIVILIAN VEHICLE: On September 6 at approximately 7:45 p.m., deputies were responding to a personal injury motor vehicle collision in the area of Three Notch Road and St. Jerome's Road in Dameron. Preliminary investigation reveals vehicle #1, a 2009 Ford Crown Victoria operated by Deputy Scott Ruest, was traveling northbound on Three Notch Road behind vehicle #2, a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria operated by Dfc. Michael George. Vehicle #3, 2003 Honda Odyssey, was unoccupied and parked in the lot of the Dameron Post Office. As units arrived on the scene, vehicle #1 collided with vehicle #2 and subsequently struck vehicle #3. Dfc. George was flown by Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 to Baltimore Shock Trauma. Deputy Ruest was transport via ambulance to St. Mary's Hospital. Both deputies were treated and released from the hospitals. The motor vehicle collision, as well as an agency internal investigation is on going.
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On September 3, the St. Mary's County Emergency Communication Center broadcast a lookout for a 2002 white Ford Crown Victoria with Maryland registration. It was reported the driver was operating the vehicle in a reckless manner. Dfc. Carberry observed the vehicle in the area of Three Notch Road and Old Village Road in Mechanicsville. The operator of the vehicle, later identified as Shawntez Antoine Blue, 33 of Brandywine, committed a traffic violation, unsafe lane change, and Dfc. Carberry stopped the vehicle. As Dfc. Carberry approached and contacted Blue he could smell a strong odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle. Dfc. Carberry had Blue exit the vehicle and conducted a probable cause search. Dfc. Carberry located a hand rolled cigarette containing suspected marijuana in the vehicle. Blue was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, suspected marijuana.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT, RESISTING ARREST: On September 3, deputies responded to a residence on Asher Road in Mechanicsville for a report of a fight in progress. Investigation revealed Brandon Scott Tippett, 18 of no fixed address, was at the home and was asked to leave by the residents. Tippett became angry that he was asked to leave and assaulted three people in the residence. Tippett was arrested for second degree assault. During the arrest, Tippett kicked two deputies. Tippett was charged with three counts of second degree assault and resisting arrest.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On September 4, deputies responded to a residence on Torino Drive in California for a report of an assault in progress. Investigation revealed Earl Thomas Moore, Jr., 32 of California, was engaged in a verbal disputed with the victim, which escalated into a physical assault when Moore slapped the victim in the face. Moore fled the residence prior to the arrival of the deputies but was located a short time later. Moore was arrested and charged with second degree assault.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT, RESISTING ARREST: On September 4, Dfc. Watters responded to a residence on Midway Drive in Lexington Park for a domestic standby. Breia Marie Cooper, 36 of Lexington Park, requested Dfc. Watters standby the residence as she retrieved her personal property from the residence. After a short while Cooper and the other occupant of the residence advised Dfc. Watters that he was no longer needed to stand by the residence as they did not anticipate an altercation. As Dfc. Watters was walking to his vehicle, the other party/victim exited the residence and stated Cooper struck him in the head with a telephone. Dfc. Watters told Cooper she was under arrest for second degree assault. As Dfc. Watters attempted to escort Cooper from the residence she tried to pull away from him. Dfc. Watters placed Cooper on the ground and attempted to handcuff her. Cooper continued to resist and she dug her fingernails into Dfc. Watters hand causing a scrape to his hand. Cooper was handcuffed and charged with two counts of second degree assault and resisting arrest.
TRESPASSING, SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On September 4 at approximately 12:20 a.m., Ian Andreas Isaac, 23 of Lexington Park, was issued a notice not to trespass on property owned by St. Mary's College. The notice not to trespass was issued by campus security. On September 4 at approximately 3:10 a.m. Issac returned to St. Mary's College, initiated a fight and struck two individuals. Campus security intervened and contacted the Sheriff's Office. Issac was arrested and charged with trespassing and two counts of second degree assault.