LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Oct. 2, 2013)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
SHERIFF ANNOUNCES CHARLOTTE HALL COMMUNITY MEETING: Sheriff Timothy Cameron and the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Advisory Board, in their continuing efforts to strengthen community and law enforcement partnerships, will host a Community Meeting in Charlotte Hall. The Community Meeting will be held on Wednesday October 16 at the Northern Senior Center located at 29655 Charlotte Hall Road beginning at 6:00 p.m. Sheriff Cameron will provide an overview of calls for service and respond to citizen's questions. Area residents are encouraged to attend.
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT INVOLVING A ST. MARY'S COUNTY DEPUTY: On October 1 at approximately 5:17pm, Deputy Bankhead of the Patrol Division was responding to an emergency call for service to assist another officer on a traffic stop. Deputy Bankhead was on duty operating a marked 2005 Ford Crown Victoria traveling southbound on Maryland Route 235 in Lexington Park with lights and siren activated. As Deputy Bankhead entered the intersection of Route 235 and Corporate Drive, his vehicle collided with a 2003 BMW 530I driven by Anthony Wright. The BMW was turning left onto northbound Route 235 at the time of the collision. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Personnel responded to the scene. Neither operator of the vehicles involved was transported to the hospital. No injuries were reported. Both vehicles sustained significant damage and were towed from the scene. Deputy Bankhead was placed on Administrative Duty pending the outcome of the accident investigation.
OCTOBER 1 CELL PHONE LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATION: As of October 1, the use of a cell phone while driving is a Primary Traffic violation in Maryland. Deputies from the Special Operations Division and the Patrol Division of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office conducted an enforcement operation in Route 5 in Leonardtown, Route 4 and Route 235 in California, and Route 246 in Lexington Park. Between the hours of 8am and 10am, 44 traffic stops were made resulting in 42 written warnings, 14 traffic citations, and 1 criminal arrest.
Sheriff Tim Cameron and the members of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office would like to remind the traveling public that distracted driving is a deadly epidemic. Talking or texting on a cell phone is the number one source of driver distraction. On average, more than 30,000 people in Maryland are injured annually as a result of distracted driving crashes. We strongly encourage drivers to PARK THE PHONE, RIDE RESPONSIBLY, and DRIVE DEFENSIVELY. Doing so, could safe you more than money; it could save your life.
ASSAULT: On September 30, Deputy John Davis of the Patrol Division responded to a residence in Piney Point for a reported assault. The victim reported having an argument with suspect Joe Anthony Quiles, 45, of Piney Point. During the argument, Quiles grabbed and pushed the victim leaving bruises. Quiles was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center by Deputy Davis. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.
THEFT, THEFT SCHEME, POSSESSION - CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE AND PARAPHERNALIA: On September 30, Corporal Goodwin of the Patrol Division responded to the Belk Department Store located in California for an employee theft. The store's loss prevention personnel observed suspect Matthew Joseph Campbell, 19, of Park Hall, place items of merchandise into his pants pockets via video surveillance. He then entered the employee locker room and retrieved his backpack. Campbell left the camera's view for a short period of time before returning his backpack to the locker room. In accordance with store policy, loss prevention subsequently searched the backpack without Campbell's knowledge and found numerous bottles of men's cologne belonging to Belk. Loss Prevention personnel stopped Campbell as he left for the day with his backpack containing store merchandise.
Campbell admitted to stealing additional items of merchandise to include men's cologne and a surround sound system. Campbell estimated he had stolen approximately $2,500.00 worth of merchandise over the past month.
During a further search of Campbell's backpack, a metal grinder containing an amount of suspected marijuana was found inside. Campbell was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center by Corporal Goodwin. He was charged with Theft Scheme: Less Than $1,000.00, Theft: Less than $1,000.00, Theft Scheme: $1,000.00 to Under $10,000.00, Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance - Marijuana Less Than 10 Grams, and Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance Paraphernalia.
POSSESSION CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE, POSSESSION CONTRABAND PLACE OF CONFINEMENT: On September 30, suspect Orbin Hans Carter, 28, of Lexington Park, turned himself into the St. Mary's County Detention Center after violating conditions of work release. Detention center staff placed Carter on contraband watch. After having a bowel movement, a quantity of round blue pills were recovered wrapped in plastic. The pills were consistent with Oxycodone. Carter was charged with Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance - Not Marijuana and Possession Contraband Place of Confinement by Deputy First Class Boyer of the Patrol Division.
9/27/2013 Kimberley Nicole Childers, 25, of Lexington Park - Bench Warrant for failure to appear in court
9/29/2013 Heather Ann Hirschberg, 34, of Hollywood - attachment for contempt for failure to appear in court
9/30/2013 Erica Justine Cox, 20, of Dunkirk - Bench Warrant for failure to appear in court
9/30/2013 Lity Gean Thompson Jr., 40, of Lexington Park - Bench Warrant for failure to appear in court
9/30/2013 Paul Jackson Pasini, 21, of La Plata - Bench Warrant for failure to appear in court
9/30/2013 Cheryl Jean Mayo - Jay, 54, of Lexington Park - Bench Warrant for violation of probation
CRIMINAL SUMMONS SERVICES:
9/29/2013 Anthony Goldus Jackson, 24, of California - Theft: Less Than $1,000.00
9/26/2013 Laura Lyn Bygler, 48, of Lexington Park - Obstructing and Hindering
9/27/2013 Tharcie Sharijuana Smith, 35, of Lexington Park - Violation of a Peace Order
9/11/2013 Tonya Nicole Roberts, 43, of Lexington Park - Theft: Less Than $1,000.00
9/30/2013 Paula Jo Smith, 47, of Lexington Park - Harassment: Course of Conduct, Telephone Misuse: Single Call, and Telephone Misuse: Repeat Calls
9/30/2013 James Michael Bonds, 58, of Hollywood - 2nd Degree Assault and 4th Degree Sexual Offense
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