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St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (October 19, 2010)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

DUI, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On October 16, Dfc. Meyer responded to the intersection of Buck Hewitt Road and Victoria Circle in Great Mills for a report of an individual slumped over the steering wheel of a 2007 Toyota Scion. Upon arrival Dfc. Meyers located the vehicle, still running and Andre Jerome Nelson, 24 of Bryantown, passed out behind the wheel. Dfc. Meyer woke Nelson. As Dfc. Meyer was speaking with Nelson he could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on Nelson's breath and person. Dfc. Meyer also observed in plain view a homemade smoking device containing suspected marijuana on top of the center console. Nelson was offered a standardized field sobriety test and as a result was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, suspected marijuana and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.

TRESPASSING: On October 16, deputies responded to Bet Lane in Mechanicsville for a report of a trespasser. Investigation revealed Rosanne Elizabeth Nial, 33 of Lexington Park, was intoxicated and refused to leave the complainant's property after being asked to do so several time. Nial was arrested and charged with trespassing.

SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On October 16, deputies responded to North Megan Lane in Leonardtown for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Clarence David Rohrer, 51 of Leonardtown, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Rohrer pushed the victim onto a bed and struck her in the face. A third party at the residence attempted to intervene and stop the assault. Rohrer knocked the third party to the ground and choked him. Rohrer was arrested and charged with two counts of second degree assault.

POSSESSION OF CLONAZEPAM: On October 16, deputies responded to the area of John Wayne Court in Mechanicsville for a report of a disturbance. As deputies arrived a lookout was placed for a heavy set, white, male who was believed to be intoxicated and involved in the disturbance. A short time later, troopers located Joseph Owen Remsburg, 21 of Mechanicsville, lying down in the grass at the intersection of Baptist Church Road and John Wayne Court. A pat down of Remsburg's person was conducted for officer's safety. The pat down search revealed Remsburg was in possession of a folding knife and prescription medication wrapped in paper. The prescription medication was identified as Clonazepam, a narcotic. Remsburg was not in possession of the medication's prescription container identifying him as the individual for which the medication was prescribed. Remsburg was arrested and charge with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

DUI, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On October 17, James William Piel, 52 of St. Peter's, Missouri was operating a motor vehicle on Route 5 in Leonardtown in excess of the posted 40 mile per hour zone. Cpl. Somerville stopped Piel's vehicle for speeding. As Cpl. Somerville began speaking with Piel he could smell a moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage upon Piel's breath and person. Piel was given a standardized field sobriety test and as a result of that test he was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol. Search incident to Piel's arrest revealed he was also in possession of suspected marijuana. Piel was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of a controlled dangerous substance, marijuana.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On October 17, deputies responded to a residence on Schwartzkopf Drive in Lexington Park for a disturbance. Investigation revealed Matthew Keith Snell, 20 of Lexington Park, was upset and punched a Honeywell alarm panel into the dry wall of the residence causing damage. Snell was arrested and charged with destruction of property.

TRESPASSING, DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On October 18 at approximately 10:30 p.m., deputies responded to Burger King in California for a report of a trespasser. The manager of the Burger King reported to deputies that Deborah Lynn Jerdon, 42 of California, had been in the restaurant since 3:00 p.m., finished her meal and refused to leave when asked to do so. Deputies contacted Jerdon and asked her to leave the restaurant. Jerdon raised her voice and began to use profane language when speaking with the deputies. Her disorderly behavior caused other patrons to leave. Deputies asked Jerdon to lower her voice, stop cursing and leave the restaurant. Jerdon again refused. Jerdon was arrested and charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct and failure to obey the lawful order of a police officer.

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