LEONARDTOWN, Md. (July 21, 2011)The Leonardtown Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) today released the following incident and arrest reports.
DRUG ARREST: On Monday, July 18 at 1:30 a.m., TFC M. A. Moore initiated a stop on a red Dodge for a traffic violation. Upon approaching the vehicle, TFC Moore observed that the operator had an item concealed in his hand. While attempting to retrieve a valid registration card at the trooper's request, the operator's grasp on the item loosened revealing a white rock substance in a plastic bag. The subject attempted to hide his hand from view and for officer safety was removed from the vehicle. Once out of the vehicle, a plastic bag containing CDS - Not Marijuana was observed in plain view. The operator, Kenneth Edward Miller, 45, of Callaway, was subsequently arrested. A search incident to arrest revealed a large sum of money on Mr. Miller as well as CDS packaged in a manner consistent with distribution. Mr. Miller was transported to the Maryland State Police Barrack and the St. Mary's County Detention Center for processing. He was charged accordingly and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.
THEFT UNDER $1000: On Monday, July 18 at 6:12 p.m., TFC G. A. Thompson responded to the K-Mart located on Alton Lane in California for a reported shoplifter in custody. Upon arrival, contact was made with loss prevention staff who advised that a female subject was observed attempting to exit the store with merchandise that had not been paid for. Surveillance footage of the incident confirmed that the female attempted to exit all points of sale with multiple items in a shopping cart. The subject, identified as Valisha Ann Chase, 22, of Lexington Park, was arrested for Theft Under $1000.00 and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. She was charged accordingly and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.
WARRANT SERVICE: On Tuesday, July 19 at 1:00 a.m., TFC N. E. Gresko served a Bench Warrant (T3-15023) on Corey Michael Arias, 18, of California. The warrant was issued by the District Court of St. Mary's County on July 6 with an original charge of Driving Without A License. Mr. Arias was located in the area of Busy Corner Road 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 Tuesday, July 19 at 10:35 a.m., TFC A. J. Malaspina served an outstanding Circuit Court Warrant (T3-15036) on Michael Thomas Dunn, 21, of Mechanicsville. Mr. Dunn was issued a warrant on July 11 as a result of a Grand Jury Indictment for Second Degree Assault. Mr. Dunn was located in the 30000 block of Dudley Road in Mechanicsville and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was served and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.
DRUG ARREST: On Tuesday, July 19 at 11:05 p.m., TFC E. J. Page conducted a traffic stop on a silver Dodge Magnum for a traffic violation in the area of McIntosh Road and Hollywood Road. Upon making contact with the operator of the vehicle, Cory Adam Dare, 21, of Leonardtown, TFC Page detected the odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle. Mr. Dare was asked to exit a vehicle, at which time a knife hanging from a string was removed from his neck for officer safety. A pat down of Mr. Dare's person also revealed that he was in possession of a pocket knife. A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted revealing both CDS and dangerous weapons that it was necessary to confiscate. Additional CDS was also located based on information provided by the passenger in the vehicle, Melinda Marie Davis, 25, of Leonardtown. Both subjects were arrested for Possession of CDS and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center for processing. Mr. Dare and Ms. Davis were both held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.