LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Feb. 15, 2014)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
POSSIBLE TELEPHONE CALL SCAM: The Sheriff's Office received information unknown subjects are calling citizens soliciting donations on behalf of the Fraternal Order of Police (also known as the FOP). The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #7 located in Great Mills, Maryland is NOT conducting any telephone fundraisers. Anyone calling on behalf of or claiming to be from the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #7 or "FOP" #7 soliciting donations is running a scam. The Sheriff's Office would like to remind citizens not to provide any personal information over the phone and be cautious when donating money to any organization claiming to help police officers.
THEFT BY RELATIVE: On February 12, Corporal Keith Moritz responded to a residence on Baptist Church Road in Mechanicsville for a theft. The victim alleged several items of jewelry, cash, and checks had been stolen from her residence. The victim believed a relative living in the residence may have been responsible for the theft. On February 13 the victim reported prescription medication missing from the residence as well. Corporal Moritz developed additional investigative information pointing to Crystal Faith Rupprecht, 24, of no fixed address, as having committed the thefts. Several of the victim's items were recovered at an area pawn shop. Rupprecht was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. She was charged with Theft $1,000 to $10,000, Theft Under $1,000, Theft Scheme $1,000 to $10,000, and Theft Scheme Under $1,000.
SHOPLIFTING: On February 12, Deputy First Class T. Snyder of the Lexington Park COPs UNIT responded to the Family Dollar store on Great Mills Road for a theft. The manager of the store observed a male subject and a female subject concealing items of merchandise in a bag carried by the female. The manager confronted the two suspects at the sales counter at which time they threw the items on the counter and fled the store. Later the same day, DFC T. Snyder found two subjects in the area which matched the description provided by the manager. They were identified as Amanda Nichole Gott, 18, of no fixed address and David Todd Dennision, 37, of no fixed address. After additional investigative information was developed, both were placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. Both were charged with Theft Under $100.
TRESPASSING: On February 7, Deputy Krum observed Justin Antoine Parker, 24, of Great Mills, on the property of Great Mills LLC on Great Mills Road in violation of a notice not to trespass. Parker was charged with Trespass Private Property by Criminal Citation.
ROBBERY: On February 7, Deputy Wesner responded to the area of Hilton Drive in Lexington Park for a reported robbery. The victim alleged she contacted a subject online in reference to purchasing a pair of shoes. The victim agreed to meet the subject selling the shoes in the Hilton Run Apartment Complex. The victim looked at one of the shoes and agreed to purchase them for an amount over $100.00. At that time the suspect threatened the victim with bodily harm if she did not give him the money. The victim immediately gave the suspect the money out of fear. The suspect then fled on foot with the money and the shoes. The victim called 911 and deputies responded to the area. Deputy Wesner located suspect Michael Eugene Hill Jr., 18, of Lexington Park, in the area. After additional investigation was conducted, Hill was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Robbery and Theft Under $1,000.
Matthew Tyler Eastburn, 19, of Hollywood, arrested on 08/27/2013 by Deputy Upright
Reuben Nathanael Sine, 35, of Mechanicsville, arrested on 11/23/2013 by Deputy Flerlage
Paul Michael McGinty, 30, of California, arrested on 01/18/2014 by Deputy Pontorno
Brian Joseph Ohler, 54, of Mechanicsville, arrested on 01/18/2014 by Corporal Watters
Megan Elizabeth Pickeral, 23, of Brandywine, arrested on 01/19/2014 by Deputy Kerns
Francis Corey Proctor, 29, of La Plata, arrested on 01/17/2014 by Deputy Pleisse
Joshua Michael Cole, 26, of Lexington Park, arrested on 01/22/2014 by DFC T. Snyder
Jerzy Marek Lasota, 23, of Silver Spring, arrested on 01/25/2014 by Deputy Pleisse
Philip Curtis Gough, 27, of Great Mills, arrested on 01/25/2014 by Deputy Lloyd
Patricia Ann Bates, 31, of Hollywood, arrested on 01/25/2014 by Deputy S. Cameron
Krista Maria Farmer, 28, of Dameron, arrested on 01/26/2014 by Deputy Pleisse
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