LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Feb. 1, 2014)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT OPERATION CONDUCTED AHEAD OF SUPER BOWL SUNDAY: On January 30, members of the Special Operations Division Traffic Safety Unit and the Patrol Division (4 deputies total), conducted a comprehensive traffic enforcement operation. Deputies specifically targeted seatbelt/child safety seat, cell phone, and speeding violations. The operation was conducted on Route 5 in the Charlotte Hall area of St. Mary's County from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. 45 traffic stops were conducted, which resulted in 27 traffic citations, 20 written warnings, 3 verbal warnings, and 1 criminal arrest (warrant service). Deputies also handled 2 minor property damage vehicle collisions.
DEPUTIES WILL BE OUT IN FORCE SUPER BOWL SUNDAY DUI SATURATION PATROL: On February 2, DUI enforcement will be stepped up. Drivers are reminded to Make the right play this Super Bowl Sunday—DRIVE SOBER or HAND THE KEYS OFF TO A DESIGNATED DRIVER.
INMATE ASSAULTS GUARD: On January 29, Deputy Pleisse responded to the St. Mary's County Detention Center for an assault on a correctional officer. The investigation revealed inmate Dwayne Anthony Thompson, 51, of Loveville, threw a cup liquid on Correctional Officer Bowling. Thompson was charged with 2nd Degree Assault on DOC Employee.
THEFT: On January 26, Deputy S. Cameron responded to the St. Mary's Landing Apartments leasing office in Lexington Park for a theft. The apartment manager reported two television sets had been stolen from the complex's 24 hours gym. Deputy Cameron's investigation revealed the key card belonging to a prior resident had been used to enter the gym during the time the crime occurred. Deputies responded to the apartment and located 4 subjects inside, including the boyfriend of the prior residence, identified as Sidney Hilton Thompson Jr., 19, of Lexington Park. Thompson was in possession of evidence connecting him to the theft of the television sets. Thompson was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with Theft Over $1,000 and Trespassing.
INMATE FIGHT: On January 29, Deputy Lawrence responded to the St. Mary's County Detention Center for a fight between inmates. The investigation revealed inmate Carroll Michael Milburn Jr., 30, of Lexington Park, struck the victim inmate in the face repeatedly during an argument. Milburn was charged with 2nd Degree Assault on DOC Employee (inmate).
ASSAULT: On January 30, Deputy J. Shomper responded to a residence on Tenby Drive in Lexington Park for a domestic related assault. The victim alleged suspect Allan Joe Bennett, 46, of Lexington Park, struck the victim in the face with his fist during an argument. Deputy Shomper observed fresh injury on the victim's face. Bennett was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.
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