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

MSP Reports for St. Mary's County


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (July 19, 2011)—The Leonardtown Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) released the following incident and arrest reports.

WARRANT SERVICE: On Thursday, July 14 at 3:45 p.m., TFC S. M. Van Bennekum served two outstanding Bench Warrants (T3-15044 / T3-15045) on James N. Price, 49, of Lexington Park. Both warrants were issued by the District Court of St. Mary's County on July 12. Second Degree Assault was the original charge for warrant T3-15044. Warrant T3-15045 was issued with an original charge of Violation of Exparte / Protective Order. Mr. Price was located and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he was served and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.

WARRANT SERVICE: On Friday, July 15 at 3:30 p.m., Tpr. E. T. Reuschling served a Circuit Court Warrant (T3-15035) on Ryan Michael Lankford, 25, of Great Mills. The warrant was issued by the Circuit Court of St. Mary's County on July 11 with a charge of Second Degree Burglary as a result of a Grand Jury Indictment. Mr. Lankford was located at the St. Mary's County Detention where he was already previously incarcerated. He was served and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.

DRUG ARREST: On Saturday, July 16 at 12:40 a.m., TFC M. A. Moore initiated a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet Impala in the area of Maryland Route 237 and Fox Chase Drive for a traffic violation. Upon approaching the vehicle, TFC Moore made contact with the operator Joseph Albert Baker, 22, of Hollywood, whom advised he did not have a license or identification on him. A MVA query of Mr. Baker's driving privileges revealed that Mr. Baker was not licensed. Mr. Baker was asked to exit the vehicle where he was placed under arrest for Driving Without A License. While interacting with Mr. Baker, TFC Moore observed in plain view a small bag of CDS - Not Marijuana on the rear floor of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle following Mr. Baker's arrest revealed no additional CDS. Mr. Baker was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he was charged accordingly and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.

THEFT UNDER $100: On Saturday, July 16 at 12:33 p.m., Tpr. B. T. Wiesemann responded to the Belk Department Store for a reported theft. Upon arrival, contact was made with loss prevention staff who advised a female subject, identified as Lillian Patricia Strawser, 39, of Lusby, was observed entering the dressing room with merchandise and then not exiting the dressing room with the merchandise. Following information provided by the staff of the Belk Department store and Ms. Strawser, she was arrested for Theft Under $100.00. Ms. Strawser was charged on a criminal citation, and issued a no trespass order. She was released on scene pending an appointed court date.

DRUG ARREST: On Saturday, July 16 at 6:20 p.m., TFC M. J. Pitcher responded to the area of Maryland Route 235 and Airport Road to assist another unit on a traffic stop. While on scene, TFC Pitcher and Cpl. K. M. Rossignol made contact with a female passenger in the vehicle. During her interaction with the female subject, identified as Caitlin Michelle Reese, 21, of Mechanicsville, Cpl. Rossignol observed in plain view a pill bottle in Ms. Reese's purse. Consent was provided by Ms. Reese for Cpl. Rossignol to search the purse, located in the bag was a prescription pill bottle not prescribed to Ms. Reese. Information provided by Ms. Reese along with other evidence resulted in the arrest of Ms. Reese by TFC Pitcher for Possession of CDS. Ms. Reese was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where she was charged accordingly and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT, MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On Sunday, July 17 at 12:46 a.m., Tpr. R. L. Jackson responded to Big Dogs in Paradise in the 28000 block of Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville in response to a call regarding a disorderly patron. Upon arrival, contact was made with a male complainant, 24, of Mechanicsville who advised a male subject, Joseph Owen Remsburg, 22, of Mechanicsville was causing a disturbance in the establishment and had been asked to vacate the premises. Information provided by the complainant and additional witnesses also advised that Mr. Remsburg was responsible for damage caused to a video game console. Mr. Remsburg was subsequently arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Malicious Destruction of Property. While transporting Mr. Remsburg, he continued to act in a disorderly and destructive manner, ultimately causing damage to the interior of Tpr. Jackson's Maryland State Police Cruiser. Mr. Remsburg was charged at the St. Mary's County Detention Center and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.

WARRANT SERVICE: On Sunday, July 17 at 1:05 p.m., Tpr. B. T. Wiesemann served a Bench Warrant (T3-15048) on Joseph Lewis Wetherbee, 24, of Leonardtown. The warrant was issued on July 13 by the District Court of St. Mary's County with an original charge of Driving On A Suspended License. Mr. Wetherbee was located in the 20000 block of Harlequin Lane in Callaway and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was served and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.

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