LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 22, 2011)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: On May 21 at approximately 9:10 p.m., deputies responded to the intersection of MacArthur Blvd. and Novosel Court in Lexington Park for a report a subject with a shotgun. Upon arrival deputies observed Jason Anthony Adams, 37, of Lexington Park, leaning against a van. Also leaning against the van within reach of Adams was a shotgun. Deputies ordered Adams to place his hands in the air but Adams initially refused to cooperate. Deputies continued to give Adams commands and he complied. Deputies secured Adams and a loaded Mossburg shotgun. Further investigation revealed Adams was intoxicated and had fired a shotgun round into the air prior to the arrival of deputies. Adams was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment.
THEFT: On May 19, deputies responded to JP Wathen Plumbing in Hollywood for a report of a theft in progress. Investigation revealed Matthew Allen Prinsen, 25, of Mechanicsville, was observed attempting to remove copper piping from the property of JP Wathen Plumbing without the consent of the owner. The owner immediately called 911. Deputies responded and located Prinsen on the property in possession of the nine stolen copper pipes. Prinsen was arrested and charged with theft under $100.
SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On May 15, deputies responded to a residence on Indian Way in Lexington Park for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Robert Eugene White, 46, of no fixed address, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim. The dispute escalated into a physical assault when White struck the victim in the face. White fled the scene prior to the deputy's arrival but was located a short time later, arrested and charged with second degree assault.
THEFT: On May 16, Deputy Hawks responded to a residence on Kay Drive in Lexington Park for a theft complaint. The victim reported she was outside speaking with a neighbor when she observed a black female with short hair walk off of the front porch of her residence. The victim recognized the female but was unsure of her name. The victim told the deputy that the female lived near by and was able to provide a more detailed description of the woman. The victim checked her residence and discovered she was missing several items of jewelry valued over $3,000. On May 17, deputies discovered a female matching the description of the female suspect in the theft case on May 16th. The woman was identified as Paulette Daisy Fisher, 54, of Great Mills. Fisher was wearing the stolen jewelry when the deputies contacted her. She was arrested and charged with theft.
FIRST AND SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On May 18, deputies responded to a local convenience store in Lexington Park for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed Erica Lucille Turner, 22, of Austin, Texas was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim. The dispute escalated into a physical confrontation. During the physical confrontation Turner cut the victim's back with a knife. Turner was arrested and charged with first and second degree assault.
PAWN SHOP OWNER ARRESTED: In 2010, Det./Cpl. D. Alexander from the Bureau of Criminal Investigations initiated an investigation regarding the illegal possession and transfer of handguns and other stolen property at Gloria's Pawn Shop located in Lexington Park. During the investigation several covert visits were conducted at the business to identify items being pawned which were not reported to the Regional Automated Property Information Database (RAPID) as required by law. Through the investigation detectives were able to determine the pawn shop was receiving items, including stolen firearms, which without the benefit of RAPID would not have been uncovered.
In February, 2011 search and seizure warrants were executed at the business and the residence of the owner of Gloria's Pawn Shop. Stolen guns, jewelry, gold coins and various power tools valued at over $20,000 were recovered. The coins, jewelry and tools had not been reported to RAPID.
On May 9, 2011 the case was presented to a St. Mary's County Grand Jury resulting in charges of Theft Less than $1,000, Possession of Regulated Firearm, Illegal Transfer of Firearm and Theft $1,000 - $10,000. Stephen Henry McGee, 64, of Valley Lee, the owner of Gloria's Pawn Shop, was arrested and incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center under no bond.
WANTED FOR ESCAPE: On May 13, Patrick Kelly Pitner escaped from Spring Grove Hospital Center in Catonsville, Baltimore County. He was originally arrested in St. Mary's County for carjacking, theft, first and second degree assault and stalking. Patrick Kelly Pitner is a white male, 43 years old, 5'09", 180 pounds, blue eyes, light brown hair. He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt with white lettering and blue jeans. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. His last known address is Stoneybrook Road in White Plains, Charles County. He may attempt to return to southern Maryland. Anyone who sees or knows Patrick Pitner's location is asked to contact the police immediately by dialing 911. Pitner is considered dangerous. Please do not attempt to confront him.