LEONARDTOWN, Md. (August 16, 2011)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION INVOLVING DEPUTY: On Friday August 12 at 12:04 p.m., Deputy Heather Allen was responding to an assault in progress call in Leonardtown. Deputy Allen was operating a marked 2005 Ford Crown Victoria patrol vehicle southbound in lane #2 on Route 5 in an emergency mode with the lights and siren of the vehicle activated. A 1996 GMC Jimmy, operated by Edith Posey of Mechanicsville, exited from a parking lot onto Route 5. Ms. Posey pulled her vehicle into the path of Deputy Allen's vehicle, failing to yield to the right of way to an emergency vehicle. The vehicles collided. The 1996 GMC Jimmy overturned. Deputy Allen was transported to St. Mary's Hospital where she was treated and released. Ms. Posey was flown to P.G. Shock Trauma by Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7.
The Sheriff's Office Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. At this time, alcohol and speed do not appear to be contributing factors in the crash. The investigation is continuing and charges may be pending. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash and has not already provided their information to authorities is requested to contact Sergeant Edward Evans with the Sheriff's Office Crash Reconstruction Team at 301-475-4200 Ext. 9018.
BURGLARY ARRESTS: On August 1, units responded to the report of a burglary that occurred during the night time hours at Thompson's Seafood Restaurant in Leonardtown. Thieves removed seafood and other food items from the establishment. The case was forwarded to BCI for investigation. On August 4, Det./Cpl. David Alexander arrested Robert I. Blackistone, 52, of no fixed address, and Joshua M. Bragalone, 30, of Leonardtown, for the burglary and theft. Blackistone was subsequently charged with Theft under $1,000 and Second Degree Burglary. Bragalone was charged with 2 counts of Second Degree Burglary, Theft under $1,000, and Malicious Destruction of Property. Both were transported to the Detention Center. Blackistone was released on personal recognizance by the District Court Commissioner. Bragalone was incarcerated in the Detention Center under a $25,000 cash bond.
ASSAULT: On August 10, Dfc. Scott Ruest responded to Great Mills Court in Lexington Park for a disturbance. Upon arrival, he learned Nancy Bruner, 56, of Kathleen, Georgia had been involved in an argument with her boyfriend of five years. During the argument, Nancy Bruner retrieved a butcher knife from the kitchen and pointed it at him while threatening him verbally. Nancy Bruner had been drinking, she was arrested and charged with Assault - First and Second Degree.
TRESPASSING: On August 10, Deputy Kenneth Flerlage responded to St. Mary's Hospital for a disturbance. Upon arrival, he contacted Mark Broda, 55, of Lexington Park. Broda was loud and causing a disturbance on the property. He was asked to leave, then instructed to leave, which he refused to do. He was arrested and charged with trespassing.
ASSAULT: On August 10, DFC Michael Boyer responded to Nancy Lane in Great Mills for a disturbance. Upon arrival, he learned Charles Danford, 38, of Great Mills, was involved in a verbal altercation when he intentionally head butted the victim in the face causing his nose to bleed. Charles Danford was arrested and charged with Assault - Second Degree.