LEONARDTOWN, Md. (January 03, 2013)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
ATM THEFTS: The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations is seeking information regarding the recent theft and attempted thefts of automated teller machines (ATM) from small businesses within St. Mary's County. On December 10, 2012 suspects forced entry to a business establishment in Ridge, Maryland and stole the ATM from inside. On December 23, 2012 and December 24, 2012, suspects forced entry to businesses located in Bushwood, Chaptico and Mechanicsville and attempted to steal the ATM from each business.
Anyone with information or who may have witnessed these incidents is asked to contact Det./Cpl. S. Russell at 301-475-4200 Ext. 9105. Callers can make anonymous tips to Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637). If the caller's tip leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for this crime, the caller may receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.
HOME INVASION ROBBERY: On December 27, 2012 two black males dressed in all dark clothing forced entry to a home located in the Patuxent Homes area of Lexington Park. Once inside the residence, the suspects assaulted and robbed the homeowner and several guests of an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects then fled in an unknown make and model sedan, black in color with silver aftermarket rims.
Anyone with information or who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact Detective R. McCoy at 301-475-4200 Ext. 9119. Callers can make anonymous tips to Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637). If the caller's tip leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for this crime, the caller may receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.
DWI PATROLS: On New Year's Eve the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Special Operations Division conducted county wide Driving While Intoxicated Saturation Patrols. The purpose of saturation patrols is to reduce impaired drivers on the roadway and create safer roads for the community.
As a result of the saturation patrols, deputies issued eleven citations, four warnings, and three Safety Equipment Repair Orders.
Cpl. James Stone arrested Gale Lynn St. John, 45 of Lexington Park, for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. A probable cause search, incident to her arrest, revealed she was in possession of suspected marijuana and smoking device containing suspected marijuana residue.
Driving While Intoxicated Saturation patrols are funded by a National Highway Traffic Administration grant used to reduce impaired driving.