This man is wanted for shoplifting over $5,000 worth of goods from the Wal-Mart in St. Mary's County. Call Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333 if you know his identity.
CRIME SOLVERS REQUEST TO IDENTIFY: The Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect pictured above. Along with a female accomplice, the suspect participated in a theft scheme resulting in over $5,000 worth of cash and merchandise being stolen from the California Wal-Mart Store. Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to call St. Mary's County Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333.
FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT INVOLVING A PEDESTRIAN: On October 3 at approximately 7:40pm, patrol units responded to the area of Budds Creek Road and Maryland International Raceway for the report of a motor vehicle accident. The investigation revealed that a 2008 Ford F350 operated by James Webster Tayman, 3rd, 28, of Mechanicsville, was traveling west on Budds Creek Road. Several subjects, including Johnny Durtche, 51, of Dumfries, Virginia were attempting to push a golf cart across Budds Creek Road from Maryland International Raceway. The golf cart and other subjects stopped in the roadway due to oncoming traffic; however, Durtche continued into the path of Tayman's vehicle and was struck. Durtche was pronounced dead on the scene.
The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Collision Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. Alcohol and speed do not appear to be a contributing factor on the part of the driver. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Corporal William Watters #188 at (301) 475-4200 Ext. 9114.
POSSESSION CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE AND PARAPHERNALIA: On October 3 at approximately 9:49pm, Deputy Krum and Sergeant Safford of the Lexington Park COPs Unit were walking in the Columbia Commons neighborhood attempting to locate an individual regarding an investigation. While doing so, the officers observed two males sitting inside a 2003 GMC truck. The truck and occupants were not related to the original investigation. The officers approached the vehicle and detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search was conducted of the male in the passenger seat, identified as Brian Keith Stapleton, 26, of Great Mills, and an amount of suspected marijuana was located in his pants pocket. Stapleton was also wanted on a St. Mary's County warrant. Stapleton was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center by Deputy Krum. He was charged with Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance - Marijuana More Than 10 grams and Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance Paraphernalia. Stapleton was also served the arrest warrant charging him with Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance - Marijuana Less Than 10 grams and Driving While Suspended.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On October 3 at approximately 11:04pm, Deputy Beishline of the Lexington Park COPs Unit was patrolling the area where the Fairfield Inn and the Pegg Road Shell gas station are located. Deputy Beishline was in the area in response to complaints of intoxicated individuals harassing guests/patrons in the parking lot of area businesses. Deputy Beishline observed a suspicious male subject standing on the side of the Pegg Road Shell attempting to hide from the officer. As Deputy Beishline approached, the subject ran. After a short chase, Deputy Beishline apprehended the subject, identified as Keith Christopher Bischoff, 43, of Portland, Oregon. Bischoff was intoxicated and had been consuming alcohol in the parking lot of the gas station when he was spotted by Deputy Beishline. Bischoff was placed under arrest by Deputy Beishline and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center by Deputy Beishline. He was charged with Consumption of Alcoholic Beverage Retail Area, Alcoholic Intoxication: Endangerment, and Disorderly Conduct.
TRESPASS: On October 3 at approximately 2:00pm, the owner of Canopy Liquors located on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park observed suspect Joseph Kenneth Morgan, 50, of no fixed address, on the property of the business. The owner had issued Morgan a notice not to trespass on a previous date. Deputy First Class Timothy Snyder located Morgan across the street and placed him under arrest. Morgan, who was intoxicated, was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Trespass: Private Property by Deputy First Class Snyder.
CHILD NEGLECT: On October 2, Deputy Artina Manns of the Patrol Division responded to the area of Hawkbit Court in Lexington Park where the complainant had found a three year old child outside walking alone. The complainant called police and looked after the child until police arrived. Deputy Manns immediately recognized the child from a previous incident in which the child was found outside unattended. Deputy Manns contacted the mother of the child, identified as Shanise Amber Lee Dotson, 25, of Lexington Park, at her residence. The child had been gone for over an hour. Dotson was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center by Deputy Manns. She was charged with Neglect of a Minor.
THEFT: On October 2, Wal-Mart loss prevention associate watched a female subject, later identified as Crystal Dawn Balch, 28, of California, select items of merchandise from a shelf and place them into an empty Wal-Mart bag. Balch then approached the customer service counter, claimed to have previously purchased the items in the bag, and returned them. Balch received a gift card. She was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center by Deputy Anthony Cole. She was charged with Theft: Less Than $100.
VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER: On September 26, Deputy Schultz of the Patrol Division responded to a residence in Lexington Park for a reported protective order violation. The victim alleged suspect Rick Lee Hawkins, 49, of Lexington Park, called the victim in violation of an active order. Hawkins was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center by Deputy Schultz. He was charged with Violation of a Protective Order.
POSSESSION CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE AND PARAPHERNALIA: On October 1, Deputy Bankhead responded to a residence in Lexington Park for a reported Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) violation. The complainant alleged he found suspect Kyle Matthew Calub, 23, of Lexington Park, in the bathroom of his residence about to inject drugs. The complainant ordered Calub to leave his residence and called police. Deputy Bankhead located Calub along with evidence supporting the complainant's allegation. Calub was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center by Deputy Bankhead. He was charged with Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance - Not Marijuana and Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance - Paraphernalia.
SPECIAL OPERATIONS DIVISION - ALCOHOL ENFORCEMENT OPERATION: On September 26, Alcohol Enforcement Coordinator for the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Corporal James Stone conducted underage compliance checks of businesses throughout St. Mary's County. The purpose of these checks was to ensure businesses, which sell alcohol, properly check identification to prevent the sale of alcohol to underage persons.
During the operation, twenty businesses were checked with only one violation. An employee of Light House Liquors located in Charlotte Hall sold an alcoholic beverage to a person under the age of twenty-one. The employee was issued a citation, which carries a possible $2,500 fine if convicted. The violation will be submitted to the St. Mary's County Alcohol Beverage Board and a hearing will be conducted. The license holders for Light House Liquors will be required to appear.
Any questions regarding compliance checks or to report businesses selling alcohol to underage persons please call Corporal James Stone at 301-475-4040.
10/01/2013 Deborah Ann Barnaby, 48, of Ridge - Bench Warrant for failure to appear in court by Corporal Daniel Snyder
10/1/2013 Monica Louise Hemsley, 46, of Great Mills - Bench Warrant for failure to appear in court by Corporal Corcoran
10/01/2013 James Thomas Lanzi, 22, of California - Bench Warrant for violation of probation by Deputy Timothy Shomper
10/01/2013 Kendra Nicole Brooks, 26, of Dameron - Fugitive from Justice (Virginia) by Deputy Krum
10/1/2013 Aaron Jamaal Hudson, 18, of Lexington Park - Failure to appear in Circuit Court by Deputy Shane Cameron
10/02/2013 James Phillip Jenkins, 31, of Lexington Park - Bench Warrant for failure to appear by Deputy Wood
10/02/2013 Gerald Anthony Knott, 41, of Lexington Park - Bench Warrant for failure to appear in Circuit Court by Deputy Flerlage
CRIMINAL SUMMONS SERVICES:
9/25/2013 Jennifer Marie Money, 28, of St. Inigoes - 2nd Degree Assault by Deputy Bankhead
10/02/2013 James Irvin Harring, 52, of Leonardtown - 2nd Degree Assault by Deputy Cole
10/01/2013 Tyler Joseph Cricchi, 19, of Bushwood - Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance - Marijuana by Deputy Meyer
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