Major Crimes Reports for St. Mary's Co. - Southern Maryland Headline News

Major Crimes Reports for St. Mary's Co.


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Nov. 5, 2013)—The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

PIZZA STORES ROBBED: On October 18 at approximately 11:13 p.m., deputies responded for the report of an attempted robbery at the Charlotte Hall Pizza Hut and a similar attempted robbery at Pizza Hotline. A check of the area was made by responding units with negative results. The Criminal Investigations Division was contacted and assumed the investigation.

While conducting the investigation detectives learned a Caucasian male, approximately 5'8" tall, wearing black framed eye glasses with thick lenses, black hooded jacket, black gloves and a black bandanna covering the lower portion of his face entered the business. The suspect produced a small black in color handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk advised the suspect employees were unable to access money once it is deposited in a safe. The suspect then pushed over several counter items and fled on foot.

Deputies also responded to the Pizza Hotline for an incident involving the same suspect. The suspect displayed a handgun and attempted to enter the business. The front door to the business was locked and the suspect was unable to gain entry. The suspect fled on foot and entered a dark in color vehicle, possibly a Honda.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents or observed a person in the area during the time of the incidents matching the description provided is asked to contact Det./Cpl. Robert Merritt at 301-475-4200 Ext. 9042. Citizens may also provide information by calling Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333 or by texting a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637).

Miguel Angel Vasquez, 24, of Lexington Park, is alleged to have tried to lure a juvenile female into his car where he was openly masturbating. He is also alleged to have done a similar thing in the parking lot of First Colony Shopping Center in Sept. (Arrest photo)
Miguel Angel Vasquez, 24, of Lexington Park, is alleged to have tried to lure a juvenile female into his car where he was openly masturbating. He is also alleged to have done a similar thing with an adult female in the parking lot of First Colony Shopping Center in Sept. (Arrest photo)

MASTURBATING PERVERT SUSPECT ARRESTED: On October 30, deputies responded for the report of a subject approaching a juvenile female walking along Chancellors Run Road in California. The suspect stopped his vehicle next to the female and engaged her in conversation and pressuring her to get into his vehicle, telling the victim he was a sheriff in Washington D.C. The victim refused at which time the suspect told the victim to "look down." When she looked down she observed the suspect masturbating. A similar incident was reported on September 14 in the parking lot of First Colony Shopping Center when the suspect approached a female and requested assistance. When the female approached the vehicle she observed the suspect seated in his vehicle masturbating. The incidents were forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Division for follow up investigation.

On October 31, detectives identified the suspect in the incidents as Miguel Angel Vasquez, 24, of Lexington Park. A search and seizure warrant was obtained and executed on Vasquez's residence and vehicle. Vasquez was taken into custody without incident, transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center, charged with 2 counts of Indecent Exposure and is being held on $35,000 bond.

Additional charges are pending a review by the State's Attorney.

Christopher B. French, 23.
Shyann N. Ringley, 21.
Christopher B. French, 23, on top, and Shyann N. Ringley, 21, both of Lexington Park, have been charged in connection with multiple residential burglaries in the Bushwood and Mechanicsville areas.

ARRESTS IN MULTIPLE BURGLARY CASES: On October 24, deputies responded to a residential burglary in Bushwood where suspects entered the residence by breaking the front door lock. Once inside, the suspects stole U.S. currency, jewelry and prescription medication. On October 28, suspects entered a residence in Mechanicsville by prying open a window. Once inside the suspects stole a safe containing U.S. currency, firearms, jewelry, collector coins and ammunition. The cases were forwarded to CID for investigation.

During the investigation it was determined that Maryland State Police had responded to a residence in Mechanicsville for the report of a similar burglary. A subsequent joint investigation by detectives from CID and the MSP Criminal Enforcement Division resulted in the identification of two suspects believed to be involved in the burglaries. On November 1, a search and seizure warrant was executed on a residence in Lexington Park and multiple stolen items from the burglaries were recovered.

Christopher B. French, 23, and Shyann N. Ringley, 21, both of Lexington Park, were taken into custody without incident. Both were charged with 2 counts of 1st Degree Burglary, 2 counts of Theft $1,000 to $10,000 and 2 counts of Malicious Destruction of Property under $500. French and Ringley were incarcerated in the Detention Center under no bond. Additional charges are pending.

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured above. On Sunday, October 27 at 8:20 p.m., the supect robbed the ABC Gas Station, located at 23950 Colton Point Road in Clements, of cash. Anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to call CID Det. Ruest at 301-475-4200 x 2297. Ref. CCN 56254-13.
The Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured above. On Sunday, October 27 at 8:20 p.m., the supect robbed the ABC Gas Station, located at 23950 Colton Point Road in Clements, of cash. Anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to call CID Det. Ruest at 301-475-4200 x 2297. Ref. CCN 56254-13.
The Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured above. On Sunday, October 27 at 8:20 p.m., the supect robbed the ABC Gas Station, located at 23950 Colton Point Road in Clements, of cash. Anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to call CID Det. Ruest at 301-475-4200 x 2297. Ref. CCN 56254-13.

SEEKING ID OF ROBBERY SUSPECT: The Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured above. On Sunday, October 27 at 8:20 p.m., the suspect robbed the ABC Gas Station, located at 23950 Colton Point Road in Clements, of cash. Anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to call CID Det. Ruest at 301-475-4200 x 2297. Ref. CCN 56254-13.

Disclaimer: In the U.S.A., all persons accused of a crime by the State are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. See: http://somd.me/presumed-innocence. Additionally, all of the information provided above is solely from the perspective of the respective law enforcement agency and does not provide any direct input from the accused or persons otherwise mentioned. You can find additional information about the case by searching the Maryland Judiciary Case Search Database using the accused's name and date of birth. The database is online at http://somd.me/mdcasesearch . Persons named who have been found innocent or not guilty of all charges in the respective case, and/or have had the case ordered expunged by the court can have their name, age, and city redacted by following the process defined at http://somd.me/expungeme .

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