THEFT AND CREDIT CARD FRAUD: On February 7, the Sheriff's Office began an investigation into the theft of a credit card. Investigation revealed the victim realized her credit card was missing late in the evening on February 6. On February 7, the victim contacted her bank and learned her stolen credit card had been used on February 6 at approximately 11:40 p.m. and again on February 7 at approximately 3:50 a.m. at two local businesses. Deputy Knott responded to one of the local businesses and obtained video surveillance footage of a male using the stolen credit card. On February 23, Deputy Knott was able to identify the male as Felix Alexandro Pinto, Jr., 24 of California. Pinto was arrested and charged with theft of a credit card and obtaining good and/or service using a stolen credit card.
Kyre D. Ellis-Chappell, 17, and Nuru R. Frenche, 19, both of Lexington Park.
ROBBERY ARRESTS: On December 26, 2011 police units responded to Nicolet Park in Lexington Park for the report of an armed robbery of several juvenile and adult victims. The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations was contacted and assumed the investigation. The investigation led to the identification of multiple suspects resulting in the arrest of Kyre D. Ellis-Chappell, 17, who has been charged as an adult, and Nuru R. Frenche, 19, both of Lexington Park. Both were charged with Armed Robbery, Assault 2nd Degree, Theft less than $1,000 and incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending a bond review. Additional arrests are pending.