LEONARDTOWN, Md. (June 10, 2011)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
UTILITY TRAILER STOLEN, DISGUISED: On June 4, the Sheriff's Office received a complaint of the theft of a 2011 enclosed utility trailer from a California business. The trailer also contained a freezer and eight banquet tables. On June 6, the owner recontacted the Sheriff's Office and advised the stolen trailer was seen at another local business. The trailer had been altered in an attempt to disguise it, but still identifiable. Further investigation revealed the stolen trailer was in the possession of Joshua Frericks, 26, of Lexington Park. Frericks was arrested by Deputy Melissa Green and charged with one count of theft - $1000.00 to under $10,000.00 and two counts of theft less than $1000.00.
ARGUMENT LEADS TO ASSAULT: On June 7, the Sheriff's Office received a complaint of an assault which had occurred a short time earlier at a Lexington Park residence. Investigation revealed suspect Pierre Butler, 34, of Lexington Park got into an argument with the victim. The dispute escalated and the suspect punched the victim in the back and throat. Butler was arrested by Cpl. Eva Jones and charged with second degree assault.
SHOPLIFTING: On June 7, the Sheriff's Office responded to CVS Pharmacy in Lexington Park for a shoplifting complaint. Investigation revealed suspect Jerel Stewart, 19, of Lexington Park tried to leave the store with a jar of vitamins concealed on his person. Cpl. John Kirkner charged Stewart with theft less than $100.00.
ASSAULT: On June 7, deputies responded to a residence in Ridge for a reported assault. Investigation revealed suspect Brandon Welday, 23, of Ridge, grabbed the victim by the neck and pushed the victim to the ground. Cpl. David Corcoran arrested the suspect and charged him with second degree assault.
BURGLARY, ASSAULT: On June 7, deputies responded to a Lexington Park residence for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed suspect Dennis Furman, 47, of Great Mills, returned to a residence he was visiting earlier and forced entry by kicking the front door in. Once inside he also damaged an interior bedroom door he was trying to force open. The victim, who was on the other side of the bedroom door, was assaulted as the door struck the victim during the incident. Deputy David Potter arrested Furman and charged him with fourth degree burglary and second degree assault.
PROPERTY DISPUTE LEADS TO STABBING: On June 8, deputies responded to an Avenue residence to investigate an assault. Investigation revealed suspect Isabelle Herbert, 33, of Avenue, and the victim got involved in a physical altercation over a vehicle and other personal property. During the altercation, Herbert retrieved a kitchen knife and stabbed the victim in the chest and wrist. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment. Cpl. Joseph Somerville arrested suspect Herbert and charged her with first degree assault.
VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On June 8, DFC Jason Graves arrested Joshua Hosier, 28, of Mechanicsville, and charged him with violation of protective order after the suspect continued to send text messages to a victim in direct violation of an active temporary protective order issued by the Circuit Court for St. Mary's County.
VIOLATION OF PEACE ORDER: On June 9 Cpl. David Corcoran arrested Christopher Lacey, 26, of Lexington Park, and charged him with violation of peace order after the suspect continued to make telephone calls to a victim in direct violation of an active peace order issued by the District Court for St. Mary's County.
SHOPLIFTING: On June 9 the Sheriff's Office responded to Rite Aid Pharmacy in Leonardtown for a shoplifting complaint. Investigation revealed suspect Calvin Washington, 18, of Charlotte Hall fled the store with a package of "over-the-counter" cold medicine concealed on his person. Deputies located the suspect in a vehicle in the parking lot of the business and recovered the stolen medicine. Deputy Jean Vezzosi arrested Washington and charged him with theft less than $100.00.
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On June 10 suspect Brian Beasley, 49, was found to have a plastic "baggie" of marijuana concealed on his person and also was in possession of a marijuana smoking device during an investigation at a Leonardtown residence. He was arrested by Deputy Heath Adams and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.