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St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (July 19, 2011)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

PRESCRIPTION FRAUD: On July 18, Dfc Nicole Chimko-Fahey responded to Tide Water Pharmacy for a report of a subject in the business attempting to pass an altered prescription. Upon arrival, Dfc Chimko-Fahey located Garrett E. West, 24, of Lusby, in the business. Garrett presented an altered prescription to the pharmacy in an attempt to obtain more pills than had been originally prescribed. Garrett West was arrested and charged with attempting to alter a prescription (CR 5-601(2)(ii)).

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY: On July 14, Sgt. Eric Walker responded to a residence in Lexington Park for a reported attempted robbery. Sgt. Walker learned the victim was in the vicinity of the CVS in Lexington Park waiting for the STS bus when she was approached by Ruben Arnoldo Gurreas-Hurnandaz, 18, of Lexington Park. After a short conversation, Gurreas-Hurnandaz grabbed the victims book bag and attempted to flee. After a short struggle, the victim was able to maintain custody of their bag as the suspect fled. Gurreas-Hurnandaz was located by an off duty deputy sheriff and arrested. Ruben Arnold Gurreas-Hurnandaz was charged with Strong-Arm Robbery and released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

ASSAULT-SECOND DEGREE: On July 16, Dfc. Michael Boyer responded to a residence in Lexington Park for an assault. While on-scene, Dfc. Boyer learned Bryan Edward Tournay, 47, of Lexington Park, became involved in an argument with a female victim. During the argument, Tournay assaulted the victim causing injury. Bryan Edward Tournay was arrested and released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

ASSAULT - SECOND DEGREE: On July 16, Dfc. Scott Ruest responded to a residence in Leonardtown for an assault. Upon arrival, Dfc. Ruest learned Mitchell William Berg, 35, of Leonardtown, became involved in an argument with his wife. During the argument, Mitchell Berg assaulted the victim causing visible sign of injury. Mitchell W. Berg was arrested and charged with Assault-Second Degree.

BURGLARY: On July 16, Cpl. William Ray responded to Lexington Park Senior Apartments for a reported burglary in progress. A witness reported observing a subject enter the residence via a window. Upon arrival, a perimeter was established and Richard Adrian Hamilton, 29, of Great Mills, was located in an apartment. The victim, who was not at home, was contacted and reported Hamilton did not have permission to be in their home. Richard Adrian Hamilton was arrested and charged with Burglary and Theft.

ASSAULT-SECOND DEGREE: On July 16, Deputy Kenneth Flerlage responded to a residence in Lexington Park for an assault. While on-scene, Deputy Flerlage learned Robert Samuel Barnes, 53, of Lexington Park, became involved in an argument with a female victim. During the argument, Barnes sprayed Raid Roach Spray in the victims eyes. Robert Samuel Barnes was charged with Assault and released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

ASSAULT-SECOND DEGREE: On July 16, Deputy Cory Ellis responded to a residence in Lexington Park for an assault. While on the scene, Deputy Ellis learned Amanda Rae Harter, 35, of Lexington Park, became involved in an argument with a male victim. During the argument, Harter punched the victim in the face leaving visible signs of injury. Amanda Rae Harter was arrested and charged with Assault-Second Degree.

SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY CHECKS: Detectives from the St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations along with members of the Patrol and Special Operations Divisions of the Sheriff's Office conducted compliance checks of 102 sex offenders residing in St. Mary's County. As a result of these checks and ongoing sex offender registry compliance initiatives, warrants were obtained for four persons after checks revealed they were currently not in compliance with the required regulations. Members of the St. Mary's County Sex Offender Unit conduct random weekly compliance checks of offenders to ensure they are abiding by the guidelines as set forth by Maryland State Legislature.

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