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

St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (March 27, 2011)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION: On March 16, Deputy Scott Ruest responded to St. Andrews Church Road and Brown Road for a motor vehicle accident. Deputy Ruest determined vehicle one operated by Deanna Lynn Lowe, of Leonardtown, was traveling south on St. Andrews Church Road when her vehicle crossed the center line and struck vehicle two operated by Caroline R. Hedegaard of Lusby. Lowe was transported to PG Shock Trauma by Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision which is still under investigation.

ASSAULT, VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On March 18, Deputy Teague responded to a report of an assault at a residence in Great Mills. Upon arrival, Deputy Teague learned Shamal Ulysses Weems, 34, of Great Mills, struck the victim in the face with a closed fist. Shamal Weems was arrested for assault and violating a protective order that was in place between the parties. Weems was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION: On March 18, Cpl. John Logalbo responded to a vehicle collision on Maryland Route 235 at the entrance of Spring Ridge Middle School. Cpl Logalbo determined vehicle 1 (unregistered dirt bike), operated by a 15-year-old juvenile male, was traveling south on the northbound shoulder and struck a 2007 Lincoln, operated by Stuart Newkirk of Lexington Park. The 2007 Lincoln had made a left turn from the southbound lane of Maryland Route 235 into the entrance to Spring Ridge Middle School when it wass truck by the dirt bike. The operator of vehicle one was transported to PG Shock Trauma by Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7.

ASSAULT: On March 19, Deputy Elizabeth Croyle responded to a disturbance on Midway Drive in Lexington Park. Upon arrival, Deputy Croyle learned Destiny V. Kennedy became involved in an argument with the victim. During the argument, Kennedy retrieved a knife and threatened the victim. Destiny Kennedy was arrested and charged with First and Second Degree Assault. She was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE: On March 19, Deputy Briam Adamo responded to a residence in St. Inigoes for a theft of a motor vehicle. Upon arrival, Deputy Adamo learned Gary V. Shubrooks, 43, of St. Inigoes, had taken the victims vehicle (1994 Saturn) without permission. While Deputy Adamo was on the scene, Gary Shubrooks returned to the residence and was arrested for theft of the motor vehicle and hindering the investigation. He was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT, ALCOHOL VIOLATION: On March 19, Cpl. Brian Connelly responded to the area of Lighthouse Liquors in Charlotte Hall for a suspicious person. Upon arrival, Cpl Connelly encountered Mark A. Balenger, 51, of Charlote Hall. Ballenger was standing on the roadside consuming an alcoholic beverage. Cpl Connelly attempted to communicate with Balenger who began to yell curse words. Mr. Balenger was subsequently arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct and consuming an alcoholic beverage in a prohibited place. He was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

ASSAULT FIRST DEGREE: On March 20, Dfc Robert Gill responded to a residence in Great Mills for an assault. Upon Arrival, Deputy Gill learned Jessica Nicole Stith, 23, of Great Mills, became involved in an argument with the victim. During the argument, Stith retrieved a knife and stabbed the victim in the chest. Jessica Stith was arrested and charged with First Degree Assault. She was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

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