LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Nov. 19, 2013)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
FATAL PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT: On November 18 at approximately 7:55pm, deputies responded to the area of Three Notch Road and New Market Turner Road for the report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. Upon arriving on the scene, deputies found a Ford F-150 on the shoulder of the roadway and a pedestrian lying in the roadway being treated by emergency medical personnel. The pedestrian succumbed to his injuries while on scene and the request for reconstruction was made. Sheriff's Office Collision Reconstruction Team members responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Roland Philip Tucker, 52 of Mechanicsville, was attempting to cross the southbound lanes of Three Notch Road just south of New Market Turner Road. Tucker failed to yield the right of way and entered the path of a 2011 Ford F-150 operated by Paul Downs, of California. Tucker sustained life threatening injuries and succumbed to his injuries on the scene. No other injuries were reported. At this time alcohol, drugs, and speed are not considered to be factors in the collision.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision and has not already provided a statement is asked to contact Corporal Brian Connelly #151 of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office at 301.475.4200 Ext. 9010. This crash remains under investigation.
MARIJUANA POSSESSION: On November 13, Deputy Krum was on patrol when he observed a vehicle parked in the fire lane of the St. Mary's Square in Lexington Park. He made contact with the operator, identified as Charles Nathaniel Dickerson, 51, of Great Mills, and detected an odor of marijuana coming from the inside of the vehicle. Deputy Krum conducted a probable cause search which revealed an amount of suspected marijuana and a cigarette containing suspected marijuana. Dickerson 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 and Possession Paraphernalia.
MARIJUANA POSSESSION: On November 13, Deputy Krum was on patrol when he observed a vehicle commit a speed violation in the area of Great Mills Road and Pacific Drive in Lexington Park. He conducted a vehicle stop and contacted the operator, identified as Dalonta Timothy Mackall, 19, of Lexington Park. Deputy Krum detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed an amount of suspected marijuana inside the vehicle and Mackall had a grinder in his pocket. Mackall was placed under arrested and transported to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office. He was charged with Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance - Marijuana and Possession Paraphernalia.
ATTEMPT TO STEAL A/C UNITS: On November 14, Deputy First Class Timothy Snyder was in the area of the Patuxent River Town Center (old gas station) when he observed a vehicle pull into the parking lot. The vehicle backed up into an opening in a fence in the rear of the old gas station. DFC Snyder watched two suspects exit the truck and attempt to pull two air conditioning units apart. DFC Snyder contacted the two suspects, identified as Robert Franklin Woods, Jr., 55, of Abell, and Larry Thomas Stine, 32, of Avenue. The investigation revealed that the suspects were attempting to steal the air conditioning units to sell for scrap. The approximate value of the units was $4,000. Woods and Stine were placed under arrest. Woods was found to be in possession of a prescription pill and a syringe. Additional controlled dangerous substances and paraphernalia was located in the vehicle. Woods was charged with Theft Under $10,000, 4th Degree Burglary, Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Possession Paraphernalia. Stine was charged with Theft Under $10,000, 4th Degree Burglary, and Possession Paraphernalia. Both were transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. This case was subsequently followed up by detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division.
THEFT: On November 15, Deputy First Class Boyer responded to the Walmart in California for two shoplifters in custody. Loss prevention personnel observed Jazmyn Maya Purie Choice, 19, of Callaway, and Christian Alexander Montanez, 18, of California, load items of merchandise into a shopping cart and leave without paying. The approximate value of the stolen items was over $550. Choice and Montanez were placed under arrest by DFC Boyer. When Montanez was searched, two prescription pills were located in his pants pockets. Both were transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. Choice was charged with Theft Less $1,000 and Montanez was charged with Theft Less $1,000 and Prescription/Remove Label.
POSSESSION CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE: On November 14, Deputy Cole observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the parking lot of Millison Shopping Center in Lexington Park. Deputy Cole made contact with the driver, identified as Alfred William Gardiner, Jr., 63, of Leonardtown, and detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted and an amount of suspected marijuana was located under the driver's seat. Gardiner was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center by Deputy Cole. He was charged with Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance - Marijuana and Possession Paraphernalia.
THEFT: On November 16, Deputy Wesner responded to a residence located on Winding Way in Lexington Park for a burglary just occurred. The victim alleged two suspects stole an all-terrain vehicle from his shed on his property. A witness observed two suspects pushing the victim's ATV down the street. The witness informed the victim and then called 911. The suspects had placed the ATV in a nearby wood line and left it. A short time later, the witness observed one of the suspects, identified as Tyreak Otis Braswell, 20, of Great Mills. Braswell was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center by Deputy Wenser. He was charged with 2nd Degree Burglary and Theft $1,000 to $10,000.
ASSAULT: On November 17, Deputy Schultz responded to a residence in Great Mills for a disturbance. Contact was made with the victim who alleged being assaulted during an argument by suspect Kenneth Terril Greene, 41, of Great Mills. Deputy Schultz observed evidence of fresh injury on the victim. He contacted Greene who refused all of Deputy Schultz commands and displayed an aggressive hostile attitude. After a brief struggle, Greene was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault, Obstruction/Hindering, and Resisting Arrest.
VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER, ASSAULT: On November 17, Deputy First Class Boyer responded to a residence in Lexington Park for a reported violation of a protective order. The victim alleged Laurie Elle Snell, 29, of Lexington Park, contacted the victim in person in violation of an active protective order. During the contact, an argument ensued. Snell bit the victim leaving fresh evidence of injury. Snell was placed under arrest by Deputy Boyer and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. She was charged with Violation Protective Order.
THEFT, CONSPIRACY, POSSESSION CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE: On November 17, Corporal Moritz responded to the Arby's Restaurant in Charlotte Hall for a reported theft. The investigation revealed that restaurant manager Tiffany Michelle Lang, 26, of Mechanicsville, removed over $550 in cash from the safe. Lang along with three other suspects was subsequently located in a hotel room in Charlotte Hall. When Corporal Moritz approached the hotel room door, suspects in the room attempted to dispose of suspected cocaine. Suspect Raisha Tenett Gates, 24, of Hughesville, was in possession of a large sum of cash. All four suspects were placed under arrest. In addition to Lang and Gates, Marvin nmn Robinson, 26, of Cincinnati, Ohio and Brian Russell Hosier, 25, of Mechanicsville, were arrested. All four were transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Theft Less $1,000, Conspiracy to Commit Theft Less $1,000, Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance - Not Marijuana, and Possession Paraphernalia.
BURGLARY, THEFT: On November 18, Deputy Shane Cameron responded to a residence on Tin Top School Road in Mechanicsville for a reported burglary and theft. The victim alleged she found a television missing from the residence when she returned home. The victim provided Deputy Cameron with possible suspect information. The investigation revealed that Adam Joseph Downs, 29, of Mechanicsville, entered the victim's residence and stole the television. Downs was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with 1st Degree Burglary, 4th Degree Burglary, and Theft Less $1,000.
SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION VIOLATION: On October 31, Detective Corporal Raddatz of the Criminal Investigation Division charged Devonte Arnez Shubrooks, 20, of Lexington Park, with Failure to Register as a Tier III Sex Offender after he was ordered to do so by the Circuit Court for St. Mary's County. Shubrooks was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Failure to Register as required.
John Jeffrey Reeder, 43, of Hollywood, on 11-14-13 for Theft Less $1,000.00 and Theft Scheme by Corporal Emory Johnson
Diana Louise Ayuso, 52, of no fixed address, on 11-15-13 for Violation Protective Order by Corporal Moritz
Kashawn Eric Powell, 18, of California, on 11-17-13 for 2nd Degree Assault by Deputy Beasley
Robert Irving White, 62, of Hollywood, on 11-16-13 for Violation Peace Order by Deputy Beasley
Allen Michael Joy, 23, of Hollywood, on 11-14-13 for Bench Warrant for failure to appear in court by Deputy Krum
Lavonte Devow King, 22, of Lexington Park, on 11-16-13 for two Bench Warrants for failure to appear in court by Deputy Schultz
Shawn M. Miles, 21, of Lexington Park, on 11-16-13 for Bench Warrant for failure to appear in court by Deputy Phelan
Vincent Garland Mason, 24, of Lusby, on 11-15-13 for Bench Warrant Violation of Probation by Corporal Moritz
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