LEONARDTOWN, Md. (March 12, 2011)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On March 9, Deputy Snyder responded to St. Mary's Hospital for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Patricia Maria Dawe, 37 of Helen, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim at a residence on Chaptico Road in Helen. The verbal dispute escalated into a physical assault when Dawe struck the victim in the head and slammed his hand in a door. Dawe was located, arrested, and charged with second degree assault.
BURGLARY AND THEFT OF COPPER: On March 9, deputies responded to the Family Adventure Center in Leonardtown for a report of a suspicious vehicle. Investigation revealed Steffen Gerald Farmer, 34 of St. Leonard, was at the center claiming he was working on the air conditioning units. Further investigation revealed the information Farmer provided was false. Farmer was in possession of burglary tools and he broke into and removed copper coils from the air conditioning units. Farmer was arrested and charged with burglary and theft.
DRUG ARREST: On March 11, Cpl. Dodson stopped a 2011 Lexus on Great Mills Road. The driver, identified as Patrick Bradley Johnson, 21 of Lexington Park, failed to stop at a stop sign. Upon contact with Johnson, Cpl. Dodson could smell a strong odor of burnt marijuana emitting from Johnson's person. Cpl. Dodson also observed suspected marijuana on the seat and on Johnson's lips. Further investigation revealed Johnson to be in possession of a glass smoking device containing suspected marijuana. Johnson was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, suspected marijuana and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.