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St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (October 14, 2012)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

FIRST AND SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On October 3, Deputy Teague responded to St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown for a report of an assault. Deputy Teague interviewed the victim who reported that on October 2, he and Jorge Hernandez Menchaca, 38 of California, engaged in a verbal dispute. The verbal dispute escalated into a physical assault when Menchaca kicked the victim in the leg and punched the victim several times in the face. The victim suffered a fractured leg and was transported by ambulance to St. Mary's Hospital.

Deputy Teague located and interviewed Menchaca. As a result of the investigation, Menchaca was arrested and charged with first and second degree assault. He is currently incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center held on a $10,000 bond.

ASSAILANTS IDENTIFIED: On August 8, police units responded to Camp Brown, located in Scotland for the report of an assault. Upon arrival the officers spoke with a camp administrator who reported a camp attendee, 10-year-old male, stated he had been assaulted by three camp counselors during his stay at the campground in July of 2012. BCI was contacted and assumed the investigation.

As a result of the investigation, BCI detectives established probable cause that the victim was assaulted on July 25, and three suspects were identified. Shane D. Baptiste, age 19, of Washington D.C. was charged with Assault 2nd Degree via a Criminal Summons. Two additional 17-year-old juvenile male suspects, who reside in Washington D.C., were identified and referred to juvenile services for further legal action by juvenile authorities.

SEX WITH MINOR: In September, BCI detectives received information regarding an alleged sex offense which had occurred in January and June of involving a 13-year-old female. Contact was made with the victim who stated she had been involved in a sexual relationship with a male subject who was 22 years of age. On October 2, detectives located and arrested Timothy M. English, age 22, of Lexington Park. English was subsequently charged with 2nd Degree Sex Offense, 3rd Degree Sex Offense, 4th Degree Sex Offense and incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center. English was later released after posting bond.

CRIME SOLVERS - THEFT: On September 6, at approximately 5:12 p.m., a white female, mid-forties wearing a yellow shirt with flower print, gray purse and sunglasses entered the WaWa in Mechanicsville. The female went behind the cash register, removed items from the counter, placed the items in her purse and exited the store without paying for the items. Once outside of the store she entered a maroon and silver, Ford Aerostar van.

Anyone who can identify this woman is asked to call Cpl. Milam at 301-475-4200 extension 9043 or Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333. Tipsters can text their tips to "TIP239" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637). Callers and tipsters do not have to leave a name, just the information. If the information leads to the arrest and conviction, the caller/tipster may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT: On September 24 at approximately 4:46 p.m., deputies responded to Budds Creek Road in the area of Potomac Motor Speedway for a report of a single motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a 2001 Ford F150 in the wooded area along westbound Budds Creek Rd. The operator of the truck, identified as Stephen George Riley 3rd of Mechanicsville, was trapped in the vehicle. Mr. Riley was the only individual in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

Preliminary investigation revealed Mr. Riley was operating his 2001 Ford F150 eastbound on Budds Creek Road when his vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons. The vehicle entered a ditch alongside eastbound Budds Creek Road. Mr. Riley attempted to regain control of his vehicle, however, he over corrected. The vehicle reentered Budds Creek Road, crossed the westbound travel lane, and entered a wooded area where it struck several trees. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be contributing factors in the crash. Mr. Riley succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

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