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

MSP Reports for St. Mary's County


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (July 29, 2011)—The Leonardtown Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) released the following incident and arrest reports.

TRESPASSING: On Thursday, July 21 at 12:30am, TFC E. J. Page responded to the Wawa located on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park for a report of an intoxicated subject laying in the parking lot of the establishment. As TFC Page was en route to the location, St. Mary's County Emergency Communications Center broadcasted an additional update to the situation advising that the subject was attempting to enter a vehicle that did not belong to him. Upon arrival, TFC Page made contact with Joseph Aubrey Dement, 36, of No Fixed Address, whom was located sitting on a curb in front of the establishment. Mr. Dement was observed to be extremely intoxicated, and the odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected on his person. Information provided by additional units as well as an employee of Wawa indicated that previous contact had been made with Mr. Dement at approximately 12:10am, at which time he had been asked to vacate the premises due to causing a disturbance. Subsequently, Mr. Dement was arrested for trespassing and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. Mr. Dement was charged accordingly and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.

DRUG ARREST: On Thursday, July 21 at 11:24pm, TFC N. E. Gresko initiated a traffic stop on a Hyundai in the area of Janet Lane just in from Maryland Route 712 for a traffic violation. Upon approaching the vehicle, TFC Gresko identified the operator and other occupants of the vehicle. While speaking with the occupants, the odor of burnt marijuana was detected emitting from the vehicle. A probable cause search was conducted on the vehicle and its occupants. The search of the vehicle revealed CDS in the driver's side and middle console of the vehicle. Arrested for Possession of the vehicle was Steven Kartney Smith, 22, of Port Republic. Mr. Smith 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.

DRUG ARREST: On Friday, July 22 at 7:00am, TFC A. J. Malaspina in response to a broadcast in reference to a vehicle being operated in a reckless manner attempted to locate a purple Chevrolet truck. TFC Malaspina observed the vehicle and monitored its actions before conducting a traffic stop in the area of Maryland Route 235 and St. Johns Road. Upon approaching the operator, identified as Christopher Allen Lathroum, 22, of Hollywood, TFC Malaspina observed him to have indicators of a subject potentially under the influence. Mr. Lathroum was asked to exit the vehicle and perform Standardized Field Sobriety; he was unsuccessful in passing the test and was subsequently arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol / Controlled Dangerous Substance. A search incident to arrest was performed on the vehicle revealing CDS and CDS Paraphernalia. Mr. Lathroum was transported to the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack for processing and additional testing. Mr. Lathroum was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he was charged accordingly and held pending a bond review with District Court Commissioner.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT, PUBLIC INTOXICATION: On Saturday, July 23 9:58pm, TFC J. C. Hardesty responded to the rear parking lot of Bay District Fire Department located on South Shangri La Drive in Lexington Park for a reported disturbance. Upon arrival, TFC Hardesty observed an altercation ensuing between two subjects. An effort to stop the disturbance and altercation, TFC Hardesty detained a subject, later identified as John Benedict Banks, 48, of Lexington Park. While in contact with Mr. Banks, TFC Hardesty detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his person, he also observed that Mr. Banks appeared to be intoxicated and unsteady on his feet. Information provided by the Fire Department personnel indicated that Mr. Banks was at the location for an event when the disturbance began. During the course of the investigation, Mr. Banks was unwilling to comply with TFC Hardesty's request for him to remain calm and be quiet. Mr. Banks was subsequently placed under arrested for Disorderly Conduct and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. Mr. Banks was charged accordingly and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.

THEFT UNDER $1000: On Sunday, July 24 at 10:15pm, TFC J. C. Hardesty attempted to locate a white Chevrolet Caprice as a result of a Emergency Communications Center Broadcast that indicated that suspects from a theft at the Wal-Mart located on Miramar way in California fled the scene in that vehicle. TFC Hardesty located a vehicle and occupants that matched the description provided on the Calvert County side of the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle, at which time all occupants were identified. Information provided on the scene of the traffic stop as well as information obtained by units on scene at the Wal-Mart resulted in the arrest of a male subject, Dennis Marvin Erich, Jr., 42, of Prince Frederick for Theft Under $1000.00. Mr. Erich 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. The other occupants of the vehicle were released on scene and all stolen property was returned to Wal-Mart.

WARRANT SERVICE: On Tuesday, July 26 at 7:20am, TFC M. A. Moore served a Bench Warrant (T3-14997) on Brandon Gene Dinger, 20, of Lexington Park. The warrant was issued for Mr. Dinger's arrest on June 15 by the District Court of St. Mary's County. The original charge was Driving On A Suspended License. Mr. Dinger 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 Tuesday, July 26 at 3:28pm, Tpr. S. M. Morton served a Bench Warrant (T3-15016) on Daquon Anthony Scriber, 18, of Lexington Park. The warrant was issued for Driving On A Suspended License on June 29 by the District Court of St. Mary's County. Mr. Scriber 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.

DUI ARRESTS:

Adam Patrick Duffy, 20, of Rose Haven on 7/14/11 by Tpr. R. L. Jackson

Carolyn Marie Bush, 47, of California on 7/16/11 by Tpr. S. M. Morton

Jeremy Joseph Betterton, 28, of Mechanicsville on 7/16/11 by Tpr. E. T. Reuschling

Jason John Countryman, 26, of Park Hall on 7/16/11 by TFC M. A. Moore

Donny Jay Meidzinski, 39, of Lexington Park on 7/17/11 by TFC M. A. Moore

Brian Richard Russell, 54, of Lexington Park on 7/17/11 by TFC M. J. Pitcher

Daniel Granado, 43, of Mechanicsville on 7/17/11 by Cpl. K. M. Rossignol

Gloria Molinar Smith, 53, of Hollywood on 7/18/11 by TFC M. J. Pitcher

David Michael Maguire, 25, of Mechanicsville on 7/21/11 by TFC J. A. Pilkerton

Katherine Elizabeth Lommel, 21, of California on 7/22/11 by TFC E. J. Page

Christopher Allen Lathroum, 22, of Hollywood on 7/22/11 by TFC A. J. Malaspina

Jerphon Melshazzar Trimble, 30, of Lexington Park on 7/22/11 by TFC E. J. Page

James Isaac Kurtz, 37, of Hollywood on 7/23/11 by Tpr. B. T. Wiesemann

Harold Addison Duke, 3rd, 28, of Great Mills on 7/24/11 by TFC M. J. Pitcher

Anthony Scott Caruthers, 43, of Great Mills on 7/24/11 by Tpr. B. T. Wiesemann

Christopher Kinard Gaynor, 32, of Lexington Park on 7/25/11 by TFC M. J. Pitcher

Joseph Wayne Coombs, 20, of Great Mills on 7/26/11 by Tpr. B. T. Wiesemann

Joseph Aloysius Toney, 29, of California on 7/26/11 by Tpr. S. M. Ditoto

Anna Ruth Stamp, 41, of Bryans Road on 7/26/11 by TFC J. S. Gibson

Julia Lynn Moore, 26, of Lusby on 7/27/11 by TFC M. J. Pitcher

Jason Alexander Moritz, 35, of Leonardtown on 7/27/11 by TFC G. A. Thompson

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