St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (December 27, 2010)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

THEFT: On December 20, Cpl. James Molitor responded to the Belk Department Store in California for a theft. Cpl Molitor learned Megan Ann McGreal, 19, of Mechanicsville, was observed by store staff concealing store merchandise in a bag. McGreal was confronted and the merchandise, a piece of clothing valued at $38 was recovered. McGreal was charged by Cpl. Molitor with theft under $100 by way of a criminal citation.

DRUG ARREST: On December 21, Lt. Christopher Medved was assisting the Department of Parole and Probation with home checks. While at the residence of Michael B. Douglas, 29, of Mechanicsville, a glass water bong, a ceramic smoking device with Marijuana residue, grinder and burnt Marijuana Cigarettes were located. Michael B. Douglas and Alana C. Millinski, 24, of the same address, were arrested and charged with possession of Marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On December 23, Deputy Jean Vezzosi responded to a residence in Avenue for an assault. Deputy Vezzosi learned Jeffrey J. Jones, 30, of Lusby, became involved in an argument with his wife. The argument escalated and Jones held the victim down by her throat, threatened her with a knife, and prevented her from leaving the residence. Jones was arrested, charged with Assault - First Degree, Assault- Second Degree, and False Imprisonment. He was released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

TELEPHONE THEFT SCHEME: The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office would like to make residents aware of a telephone theft scheme. Residents in St. Mary's County with a 475 telephone exchange have been receiving calls from an individual claiming to be a police officer affiliated with "BCI" (Bureau of Criminal Investigations). The caller uses various names and is telling the resident, who is named on the household telephone account, that his/her social security number and information has been stolen and is being used fraudulently. The caller then asks the resident to provide his/her social security number for verification. When the resident attempts to verify the "officer's" information or identity, the caller hangs up the phone. The number from which these fraudulent calls are being made is 512-647-2343. BCI has traced the number to a pre-paid cell phone out of Austin, Texas. This is a theft scheme. Sheriff Cameron would like to remind citizen not to ever provide a social security number or other personal information over the telephone to an individual whose identity cannot be verified.

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