St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports - Southern Maryland Headline News

St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (March 15, 2011)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

DRUG ARREST: On March 11 at approximately 9:00 p.m., Cpl. Walker was patrolling Nicolet Park in Lexington Park. Nicolet Park closes at dusk and trespassing after the park is closed is prohibited. Cpl. Walker observed a motor vehicle parked in the park in an unlit area. Cpl. Walker contacted the driver of the vehicle Julie Louise McDevitt, 31 of Lexington Park. The vehicle was also occupied by Douglas Ray Fenwick, 26 of Loveville. Further investigation revealed Fenwick was wanted for failing to appear in St. Mary's Circuit Court for non-support. Cpl. Walker asked Fenwick to step from the vehicle. As Fenwick stepped from the vehicle Cpl. Walker observed a clear plastic baggie of suspected marijuana lying on the passenger floor board. Fenwick was arrested. Further investigation revealed McDevitt was also in possession of suspected marijuana. Both Fenwick and McDevitt were charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, suspected marijuana. Fenwick was also served with the open warrant.

VIOLATION OF A PROTECTIVE ORDER: On February 28, John Allen Combs, 38 of Lexington Park, was served with a temporary protective order ordering that he have no contact by any means with the petitioner of the order. The order did not expire until March 15, 2011. On March 11, 2011 Combs was incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center. Combs attempted to mail a letter addressed to the petitioner of the protective order from the detention center. Attempting to mail the letter to the petitioner was a violation of the terms and conditions of the protective order. Combs was charged with violating the conditions of a protective order. Deputy Flerlage was the arresting deputy.

DRUG ARREST: On March 13 at approximately 10:30 p.m., deputies responded to the area of Munley Lane in Lexington Park for a report of an occupied suspicious vehicle. The complainant believed the occupant was possibly engaged in controlled dangerous substance activity. Deputy Hawks responded to investigation. As Deputy Hawks approached the vehicle he could smell a strong odor of burnt marijuana. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Kenneth NMN Griffin, 21 of Lexington Park. Deputy Hawks had Griffin step from the vehicle. As Griffin stepped from the vehicle Deputy Hawks observed a partially burnt cigarette containing suspected marijuana in the ashtray. Further investigation revealed suspected marijuana concealed on Griffin's person. Griffin was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, suspected marijuana.

TRESPASSING" On March 13, Deputy Nielson was patrolling the area of Millison Plaza in Lexington Park when he observed Sheila Christine Vernon, 42 of no fixed address, on the property of Millison Plaza. Sheila Vernon had been served with a notice not to trespass on the property of Millison Plaza on June 3, 2010. Vernon was arrested and charged with trespassing.

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