GIRL SCOUT TROOP #1443 DONATES BALLISTIC K9 VEST: On January 23, Girl Scout Troop #1443 presented Sheriff Tim Cameron and the Special Operations Division K9 Unit with a new ballistic K9 vest. The vest will go to K9 Noro who is handled by Corporal William Rishel.
The members of Troop #1443, led by Meredith Wilkes-Arnold, earned the majority of the $1,018.51 to purchase the vest by selling fruit cups and lemonade at Earth Day and the Solomon's Boat Race. They also solicited donations from local businesses.
Karis Arnold, Jaelynn Willey, Angeleigh Morren, Sara Fletcher, Briley Gillingham, and Rebecca Browne each received their Journey Patch, as part of the Girl Scouts Journey "One Team - One Community" Program. Sheriff Cameron presented each scout with the Journey bracelet and thanked each one personally for their teamwork and generous donation to the community by way of the Sheriff's Office.
Troop #1443 would like to thank the Law Offices of Harris and Capristo, the Law Offices of Dugan, McKissick, Longmore, the Law Office of Kevin McDevitt, and Southern Maryland Practical Shooters for their donations and helping them achieve this goal.
Sheriff Cameron and the men and women of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office would like to sincerely thank Girl Scout Troop #1443 for providing state-of-the-art protection for K9 Noro who in return protects the citizens and law enforcement officers of St. Mary's County.
Lawrence Alvin Hoffman, Jr., 19, of Hollywood, Md.
DEATH INVESTIGATION: On January 23, Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a Mechanicsville address for the 911 call of a subject not breathing. The victim was located on the floor of the home and was pronounced dead. Units from various divisions of the Sheriff's Office responded and secured the scene. CID detectives were accompanied by detectives from Vice/Narcotics and the investigation continued. While on the scene, investigators encountered several possible witnesses. One of the witnesses included Lawrence Alvin Hoffman, Jr., 19, of Hollywood. Hoffman was found to be in possession of numerous Alprazolam tablets which were in a prescription bottle that belonged to the deceased. Also recovered from Hoffman's vehicle was a straw and scale with CDS residue. Hoffman was arrested and charged accordingly and the investigation into the cause of death continues.
Mario Dwight Bowman, 31, of Mechanicsville, Md.
COCAINE: Mario Dwight Bowman, 31, of Mechanicsville, was indicted for Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute after detectives executed a search and seizure warrant on a Callaway residence.
ROXICODONE: Brian Eugene Young, 48, of Hughesville, was charged after he altered a prescription and attempted to obtain Roxicodone by fraud.
Varun Anshuman Parshad, 18, of Luthersville, Md.
ILLEGAL DRUGS: Varun Anshuman Parshad, 18, of Luthersville, was indicted and charged with numerous controlled dangerous substance violations to include his possession with intent to distribute cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy (molly).
ASSAULT, OPEN WARRANT: On January 21, Deputy Schultz responded to a residence on Midway Drive in Lexington Park for a disturbance. On arrival, Deputy Schultz heard a victim yelling from nearby Wasp Drive and immediately responded to the area. William Thomas Parks III, 27, of Lexington Park, was located and immediately placed under arrest. Deputy Schultz had prior knowledge of an outstanding warrant (failure to pay a fine) for his arrest. The investigation in to the disturbance revealed the victim who Deputy Schultz heard yelling had been assaulted by Parks during an argument. Parks allegedly pushed the victim onto a bed and a struggle ensued. Deputy Schultz observed fresh evidence of injury on the victim. Parks was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.
INMATE FIGHT: On January 21, Deputy Bowen responded to the St. Mary's County Detention Center for a fight between inmates. The investigation revealed inmate Matthew Dillon Silver, 38, of Clinton, struck the victim inmate in the face with his fist while playing basketball. Silver was charged with 2nd Degree Assault on DOC Employee (inmate).
SHOPLIFTING, PROVIDING FALSE NAME, PROBATION VIOLATION: On January 20, Deputy S. Cameron responded to the Walmart in California for a reported theft. Loss prevention personnel observed a female and a juvenile pushing a shopping cart filled with diapers. The juvenile exited the store without paying for the items in the cart and was stopped by loss prevention. The female then lied to Deputy Cameron regarding her name. She was later identified as Felicia Monique Scruggs, 39, of Leonardtown. The value of the stolen merchandise was over $200. Scruggs was charged with Theft Under $1,000 and providing a False Name to Police Officer. She also had an outstanding arrest warrant for Violation of Probation.
ASSAULT: On January 20, Deputy Schultz responded to a residence in the 17000 block of Piney Point Road for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect Kathy Louise Dunavin, 51, of Piney Point, scratched the victim on the neck during an argument over filling the propane tank. Dunavin was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.
SHOPLIFTING: On January 20, Deputy Wesner responded to Walmart in California for a reported theft. Loss prevention personnel observed two female suspects place several items of merchandise in a shopping cart and exit the store without paying. The value of the stolen items was over $340. Suspects Amy Marie Lambert, 37, of Lusby, and Lisa Marie Lambert, 51, of Lusby, were charged with Theft Under $1,000 by Criminal Citation.
VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER, RESISTING ARREST: On January 22, Deputy Krum of the Lexington Park COPs UNIT conducted a vehicle stop on Three Notch Road in the area of Airport Road. After running the driver's license information for the operator, Deputy Krum learned the operator was the protected party in an active final protective order. The respondent, identified as Jasmine Shantice Young, 23, of Ridge, was determined to be seated in the back seat of the vehicle. Deputy Krum made contact with Young and advised she was under arrest. At that time, Young became enraged and violently resisted arrest. While trying to place Young in the patrol vehicle, she kicked Deputy Krum in the face. Young was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with 2nd Degree Assault on Law Enforcement Officer, Violation of Protective Order, and Resisting Arrest.
Christopher Shayne Mossberg, 23, of Valley Lee, arrested on 01/12/2014 for Failure to Appear in court by Deputy Potter
Deangelo Christian Savage, 26, of Lexington Park, arrested on 01/20/2014 for Violation of Protective Order by Deputy Beasley
Justin Dale Wood, 24, of Mechanicsville, arrested on 01/22/2014 for Violation of Probation by Corporal Reppel
Shanta Latoya Mackall, 27, of Lexington Park, arrested on 01/18/2014 for Failure to Appear in court by Deputy Teague
Marvin Elvin Woolard, 29, of Capitol Heights, arrested on 01/17/2014 for failure to appear in court by Deputy Potter
Mark Andrew Alvey Jr., 22, of Park Hall, arrested on 01/20/2014 for Fugitive Other Jurisdiction - Virginia Deputy Lance
Demetri Paul Brooks, 18, of Lexington Park, arrested on 01/19/2014 for failure to appear in court by Deputy Teague
Joshua Jeremiah Dwier, 32, of North Beach, arrested on 01/19/2014 for failure to appear in court by Deputy Flerlage
Shatara Chanille Bowen, 19, of Lexington Park, arrested on 01/19/2014 for failure to appear in court by Deputy Potter
Paul Anthony Hyde, 49, of Hollywood, arrested on 01/17-14, failure to pay payment by Deputy Teague
Ellary Leroy Ward, 38, of Clinton, arrested on 01/17/2014 for failure to appear in court by Deputy Flerlage
Ryan William Mellott, 21, of Hollywood, arrested on 01/17/2014 for violation of probation by Deputy Flerlage
Mellissa Marie Russell, 28, of White Plains, arrested on 01/17/2014 for Theft Under $100 by Deputy Manns
Winifred Scott Clements, 39, of North Dinwiddle, Va. arrested on 01/19/2014 for Telephone Misuse and False Statement to Police Office by Deputy LaFave
Anthony Macio Wilson, 25, of Johnsonville, NC arrested on 01/19/2014 for failure to appear in court by Deputy Potter
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