LEONARDTOWN, Md. (February 3, 2011)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
DRUG ARREST: On February 1 at approximately 5:20 a.m., Deputy Croyle was conducting a patrol check of the parking lot of the senior's apartments in Lexington Park when he discovered an occupied suspicious vehicle. Further investigation revealed a male was sleeping in the back seat of the vehicle. Deputy Croyle made contact with the individual. As Deputy Croyle was speaking with the individual, she could smell a strong odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle. Deputy Croyle conducted a frisk of the subject for weapons and discovered a BB handgun concealed on his person. He was arrested for carrying a concealed dangerous weapon. When Deputy Croyle initially asked the subject his name, he provided a false name. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed a baggie containing suspected marijuana in the center console and an identification card identifying the suspect as Jeramey Kishan Bradshaw, Sr., 22, of Lexington Park. Bradshaw was charged additionally with giving a police officer a false name and possession of a controlled dangerous substance - suspected marijuana.
2011 CITIZENS ACADEMY: Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron announces open enrollment for the 2011 Citizens Academy. The academy is designed to give an inside look into our day-to-day operations. Sessions are held on Thursday nights from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. for a seven week period. The 2011 Citizens Academy will begin on March 3rd and end on April 14th. Persons interested must be over the age of 18 and submit an application. To register for the academy, contact Ms. Kelly Castle at 301-475-4200 ext. 1910, Kelly.Castle (at) co.saint-marys.md.us or apply online at www.firstsheriff.com.
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED SATURATION PATROLS: The weekend of February 5, the Sheriff's Office will be conducting driving while intoxicated saturation patrols throughout St. Mary's County. The purpose of saturation patrols is to detect and arrest drivers who choose to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of the two substances. Deputies will use zero tolerance while conducting these patrols. If you are over the legal limit then you will be placed under arrest.
The Sheriff's Office would like to remind citizens to be responsible when consuming alcoholic beverages. Please designate a sober driver or contact a taxi service. Our goal is safety for all traveling on the roadways. Some local taverns participate with the Tipsy Taxi program.
In addition adults who furnish alcohol to individual who are under the age of 21 will be charged according. Penalties for such a violation include a fine of up to $2,500 for the first violation and $5,000 for each subsequent violation.
Funding for the Saturation patrols will be from the Maryland Highway Safety Office and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Disclaimer: In the U.S.A., all persons accused of a crime by the State are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presumption_of_innocence. Additionally, all of the information provided above is solely from the perspective of the respective law enforcement agency and does not provide any direct input from the accused or persons otherwise mentioned.