St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

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

THEFT: On June 10, Dfc William Watters was contacted by the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department regarding the theft of a handheld radio valued at $3,000 and a Motorola Pager valued at $500. Dfc Watters' investigation, with assistance from the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, identified Gregory Allen Tippett, 18, of California, as the culprit. The missing pager and radio were recovered and Gregory Tippett was arrested and charged with two counts of theft.

BURGLARY: On June 12, Deputy Alvin Beshline responded to a residence in Leonardtown to follow up on a missing person. During his investigation he located Margaret R. Massie, 52, in a residence. Further investigation revealed the property owner, who was not home, had not given permission for Massie to enter their home. Margaret R. Massie was arrested and charged with Fourth Degree Burglary.

ASSAULT: On June 11, Deputy Matthew Rogers responded to an assault in progress at a residence in California. Deputy Rogers investigation revealed John R. Clark, 21, of California, became involved in an argument with a female. During the argument, Clark assaulted the female victim and a male friend who tried to intervene. John R. Clark was arrested and charged with two counts of Second Degree Assault and Resisting Arrest.

ARSON: On June 11, Cpl. Brian Connelly responded to a residence in Mechanicsville for a domestic assault. Upon arrival, he learned Richard D. Labille, Jr., 68, of Mechanicsville, became involved in an argument with his wife/victim. During the argument, Richard Labille struck the victim and set fire to a table cloth on a dining table. The victim extinguished the fire prior to the arrival of law enforcement. Richard D. Labille Jr was arrested and charged with Arson, Second Degree Assault and Malicious Burning.

ASSAULT: On June 13, Dfc. Scott Ruest responded to the parking lot of the California Giant for an assault. Upon arrival, Dfc. Ruest learned Matthew A. Wolf, 28, of Lexington Park, became involved in an argument with his girlfriend. The argument occurred while they were traveling in a motor vehicle from Calvert County to St. Mary's. At one point, while in St. Mary's County, Wolf tossed the victim's purse out the window and then stopped the vehicle. As the victim was attempting to exit the vehicle, Wolfe drove off causing the victim to be dragged a short distance before falling from the vehicle. Matthew A. Wolf was arrested and charged with Second Degree Assault.

James Z. Adam, 21, of Leonardtown, Md. Arrest photo.ARMED ROBBERY: On May 6 at 2:25 a.m., police units responded to the Leonardtown Dash-in, Leonardtown, for the report of an armed robbery in which a white male entered the business, produced a handgun, and demanded money and cigarettes. Detectives from the Bureau of Criminal Investigations assumed the investigation and identified a suspect in the case. On June 10, detectives executed a search and seizure warrant at a residence in Leonardtown and arrested James Z. Adam, 21, of Leonardtown, pictured above, charging him with Armed Robbery, Theft under $1,000, Theft under $100, Assault First Degree and Credit Card Fraud. Adam was also found to be in possession of CDS during his arrest. Adam was incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center on a $15,000 bond and a separate $1,500 bond on the CDS charge.

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