LEONARDTOWN, Md. (July, 2013)The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) released the following incident and arrest reports. BCI is an investigative team comprised of detectives from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack. The unit was established on July 1, 2003 and is based in Leonardtown.
ARRESTS IN DRAYDEN BURGLARY: On June 20 at 8:54 a.m., patrol units responded to a private residence in Drayden for the report of a burglary. Upon arrival it was discovered unknown culprits had pried open the rear door of the residence and five guns had been stolen. BCI was requested and responded to assume the investigation.
During the investigation three suspects were identified and multiple searches were conducted in the area where the suspects resided resulting in the recovery of the stolen firearms. Two suspects were taken into custody during search's of residences, Andrew T. Kenney, age 26 and John W. Alvarado, age 35, both of Lexington Park. Detectives later located and arrested Devon C. Johnson, age 28, at a residence in Lexington Park. All three were transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center, charged with First Degree Burglary, Theft $1,000 - $10,000 and Malicious Destruction of Property under $500. Johnson was placed on a $35,000 bond. Kenney and Alvarado are pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
BARRICADE: On June 17 at 2:48 a.m., police units responded to a residence in Hollywood for the report of disturbance with a subject inside the residence armed with a handgun and in possession of marijuana. Upon arrival of police units, three subjects were observed attempting to barricade the garage door to prevent entry to the residence. Three persons fled the residence through another door and were detained. A fourth subject remained inside armed with a handgun and refused multiple orders to exit the residence by arriving police units. A perimeter was quickly established and nearby residents notified.
St. Mary's County Emergency Services Team and Critical Incident Negotiations Team were notified and responded to the scene. Numerous attempts to contact the suspect were initiated with negative results. The suspect could be seen moving about inside the residence but refused all communication attempts. The Emergency Services Team deployed a non lethal chemical agent into the residence which had no effect on the suspect.
Emergency Services Team members made entry to the residence and arrested Andrew R. Maier, age 19, of California. Maier was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center, charged with Possession of an Unregistered Firearm, Possession of Unregistered Firearm by person under 21 years of age, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Marijuana), three counts Possession of CDS Paraphernalia and Malicious Destruction of Property under $500.00. Maier is currently awaiting an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
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