St. Mary's Co. Sheriff's Reports - Southern Maryland Headline News

St. Mary's Co. Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 7, 2014)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

4/15/2014 ASSAULT: Deputy Dale Smith responded to Columbus Drive and contacted a victim who alleged being “jumped” by several other female suspects. The rear window on the victim’s vehicle was also broken out. Case remains open. Case #20466-14

4/15/2014 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: A victim, who resides in the 23000 block of Point Lookout Road, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle and stole personal property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Shomper. Case #20548-14

4/15/2014 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: Deputy Pleisse responded to a residence on Waterloo Drive in Mechanicsville. The victim reported a suspicious female in her yard and reported the female to Deputy Pleisse. While conducting a search of the scene, Deputy Pleisse discovered the victim’s vehicle had been entered; however nothing appeared to have been stolen. Case remains open. Case #20508-14

4/15/2014 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on Dogwood Court in Mechanicsville, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her residence and stole personal property. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal O’Connor. Case #20512-14

4/15/2014 HOME INVASION ROBBERY: On April 15 at approximately 6:00 P.M., Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to the 41000 block of Norris Ct. Leonardtown, Maryland for the report of a home invasion. Deputies determined two suspects entered the unsecure residence, armed with handguns and demanded money from the occupants. The Criminal Investigations Division was contacted and detectives responded and assumed the case. It was determined two African American males, dressed in all black clothing, armed with dark in color handguns, entered the residence through an unlocked front door and immediately ordered the occupants to the floor. The suspects proceeded to steal cash and personal property of the victim from inside the residence before fleeing the residence on foot. One resident of the home received a small laceration to the head after being struck with one of the handguns. No other injuries were reported.

4/15/2014 RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: Deputies responded to the area of Columbus Drive for the report of shots fired. On arrival, Corporal Corcoran located several spent shell casings. A suspect was developed during the investigation. Case remains open. Case #20449-14

4/15/2014 ROBBERY: A victim was walking in the area of the WaWa located on the corner of Three Notch Road and St. Andrew’s Church Road when he ran into several subjects he knew. The victim alleged he obtained a ride from the subjects who subsequently robbed him when they dropped him off. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal Corcoran. Case #20417-14

4/15/2014 SEXUAL OFFENSE: A victim reported an alleged sexual offense by an unknown male suspect occurred 2 to 4 weeks ago. Case remains open. Case #20452-14

4/15/2014 THEFT: A victim, who resides on Evergreen Park Road, reported his aluminum John boat had been stolen. Deputy Wesner is investigating. Case #20534-14

4/15/2014 VANDALISM: A victim, who resides on Rutherford Blvd in Great Mills, reported unknown suspect(s) scratched his vehicle causing substantial damage. Case assigned to Deputy Wesner. Case #20570-14

4/16/2014 ASSIST OTHER AGENCY: At 1:22PM, deputies responded to a residence in the 19000 block of Three Notch Road for a working house fire. On arrival, deputies found the residence engulfed in flames. Numerous volunteer fire department personnel and apparatus arrived quickly to fight the fire. One female was transported to Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital by ambulance with burns. A second female was pronounced dead on the scene. Investigators from the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office responded and assumed the investigation with assistance from Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies, detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division, and Crime Laboratory Technicians.

4/16/2014 DEATH INVESTIGATION - INFANT: On April 16 at 4:44am, deputies and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to a residence on Fox Chase Drive for the report of a 3 month old female not breathing. CPR was immediately initiated and the infant was transported to Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital by ambulance. The infant was subsequently pronounced dead by Emergency Room Medical staff. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded and assumed the investigation. Foul play does not appear to be involved.

4/16/2014 FATHER CHARGED WITH CHILD ABUSE OF INFANT: On April 16, emergency room staff at Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, reported a two month old female had been brought in with substantial injuries. Specifically, the infant had fractures to her left tibia and right femur, several broken ribs, and internal abdominal and spinal trauma. Medical staff determined the injuries were not the result of normal care and handling of an infant. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division immediately responded to the hospital. The investigation revealed the infant was in the care and custody of her father identified as suspect Reynold O’Brien Gibbs, 27, of Lexington Park, the night of 4/15/2014 into the morning hours of 4/16/2014 at the family residence located on Island Road in Lexington Park. Gibbs brought his daughter into the hospital the morning of 4/16/2014 after he discovered her leg was hanging limp. Gibbs was placed under arrest by Detective Corporal Merritt and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 1st Degree Child Abuse: Severe Physical Injury, 2nd Degree Child Abuse, 1st Degree Assault, and 2nd Degree Assault. Gibbs remains incarcerated with a $75,000.00 bond. The victim was flown to an area hospital by helicopter where she remains in the neonatal intensive care unit.

4/16/2014 FRAUD: A victim, who resides on Golden Beach Road in Mechanicsville, reported her income taxes were filed fraudulently by an unknown suspect(s). Case forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Division. Case #20678-14

4/16/2014 MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT: At 11:06AM, deputies responded to the area of Chaptico Road and Timothy Court, for a motor vehicle collision involving 2 vehicles. The investigation revealed a truck struck a tractor from behind. The truck then overturned. The driver of the truck was transported to the Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment with non-life threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported. Alcohol appears to be a factor on the part of the driver of the truck. Case remains open and Deputy Fennessey is assigned the investigation. Case #20697-14

4/17/2014 THEFT: On 4/16-14, while 2 victims were at the Great Mills Pool, unknown suspect(s) stole their property from the women’s locker room. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Logue. Case #20833-14

4/17/2014 THEFT: On April 17, an off duty deputy observed suspect Carla Renee Clarke, 35, of Hollywood, attempt to pass a fraudulent check at the Food Lion in Charlotte Hall. The check had obvious signs of tampering and the sale was refused by the cashier. The deputy subsequently detained Clarke and took custody of her purse. In so doing, 3 Food Lion steaks fell out of the purse. The investigation conducted by Deputy C. Shomper revealed numerous checks had been altered and fraudulently cashed on the victim’s account. The total theft was over $1,400. Clarke was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Forgery Private Documents, Possession Forged Documents, Theft Under $10K, Theft Scheme Under $10K, and Theft Under $100.

4/17/2014 TRESPASSING: On April 17, Deputy Wood assigned to the Lexington Park COPs UNIT observed suspect Justin Antoine Parker, 24, of Great Mills, on the property of Lex’s Laundromat in violation of a no trespass order. Parker was placed under arrest and charged with Trespass Private Property by criminal citation.

4/18/2014 VEHICLE STOP: DRUG ARREST: On April 18, Sergeant Safford assigned to the Lexington Park COPs UNIT, observed a Ford Expedition operating on Pacific Drive with no registration displayed. Sergeant Safford stopped the vehicle and subsequently requested a K9 unit respond for a scan of the vehicle. The K9 alerted on the front passenger side where suspect Shemia Danielle Davis, 23, of Cheltenham, was seated. A smoking device was recovered from Davis’ purse. Upon exiting the vehicle deputies observed a bulge in the back of her pants which turned out to be an amount of suspected marijuana. Davis was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Possession Controlled Dangerous substance: Marijuana Less Than 10gms and Possession Paraphernalia by Corporal Ray.

4/19/2014 DRUG ARREST: On April 19, Deputy First Class Vezzosi found suspect Justin Scott Roth, 30, of Mechanicsville, asleep in a vehicle which was parked at the Exxon Gas station located at 30100 Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville. Deputy Vezzosi observed suspected Suboxone strips in Roth’s hand as Roth retrieved his driver’s license. A bottle containing suspect marijuana was sitting on the center console. Roth was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance: Not Marijuana and Possession Marijuana.

4/19/2014 EMERGENCY PETITION LEADS TO BARRICADE IN LEONARDTOWN: On April 19 at 12:03AM, Deputy Dale Smith responded to a residence on McIntosh Road to serve a court ordered emergency petition. Deputy Smith attempted to contact the subject of the emergency petition without success; however he was able to see the subject inside the residence. The subject was uncooperative, refused to exit the residence, and was exhibiting signs of a mental crisis. The subject had extensive history of contacts with law enforcement including violence. As a result, the Emergency Services Team (EST) and the Critical Incident Negotiator Team responded. After several hours of failed negotiations, EST made entry into the residence. The subject immediately retreated to a rear bedroom where the subject barricaded the room refusing to come out. Negotiations were reestablished and the subject subsequently exited the bedroom. The subject was not injured, nor were any of the law enforcement personnel involved in the incident. The subject was then transported to Medstar St. Mary's Hospital as required by the court order.

4/19/2014 THEFT: On April 19, Deputy T. Shomper responded to the traffic complaint of a subject operating a scooter in the roadway. He located the subject standing next to a scooter and made contact with him. The subject, identified as Lity Gean Thompson, 40, of Lexington Park, indicated the scooter did not belong to him, but that he was riding it. Further investigation revealed the scooter had been stolen from Walmart and was valued at $3,000. Thompson was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Theft Under $10,000.00.

4/2/2014 ARMED ROBBERY/HOME INVASION: Victims who were home at a residence in Lexington Park, reported 2 suspects entered the residence armed with firearms demanding money. After stealing personal property from the victims, the suspects fled the scene. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded and assumed the investigation. The case remains open. Case #17852-14

4/2/2014 ARSON: On 3/31/2014 and 4/1-14, deputies responded to Daisy Lane in Lexington Park after a dumpster was intentionally set on fire. The Fire Marshal’s office was contacted and FM bean responded to assume the investigation. Case #17620-14

4/2/2014 TRESPASSING: On April 2, Deputy Beishline assigned to the Lexington Park COPs UNIT, observed suspect Joseph Kenneth Morgan, 50, of Callaway, on the property of Millison Plaza after he had been served with a notice not to trespass for the property on 6-19-2012. Morgan was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Trespass Private Property.

4/20/2014 WOODBURN CHARGED WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY: On March 13, Corporal D. Corcoran responded to a residence in the 13000 block of Point Lookout Road in response to an animal cruelty complaint. The investigation revealed suspect Kenneth Allen Woodburn, 29, of Ridge, shot a neighbor’s dog on March 13 twice. The dog was allegedly not on Woodburn’s property when he fired the second shot, according to evidence gathered from witnesses. Furthermore, it was determined both shots were fired in the direction of a residential day care. After a thorough investigation was conducted, the case was reviewed by State’s Attorney’s Office personnel. As a result, charges against Woodburn were applied for by Detective Corporal M. Boyer from the Criminal Investigations Division and a criminal summons was issued. On April 20, Woodburn was charged with Aggravated Cruelty to Animal, Animal Cruelty, and Reckless Endangerment.

4/20/2014 ASSAULT: On April 20, Deputy Wesner responded to a residence in California for a domestic assault. The victim alleged suspect Patrick Wayne Donovan, 45, of California, struck the victim with a bar stool and with his hands. Deputy Wesner observed evidence of injury on the victim. Donovan was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.

4/20/2014 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: A victim, who resides on Shining Way in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Wesner. Case #21465-14

4/20/2014 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: A victim, who resides on Shining Willow Lane in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Roszell. Case #21461-14

4/20/2014 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: A victim, who resides on Shining Willow Lane in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy S. Cameron. Case #21464-14

4/20/2014 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: A victim, who resides on Winter Bloom Lane in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Bankhead. Case #21462-14

4/20/2014 THEFT: A victim reported unknown suspect(s) stole a dirt bike from his trailer while it was parked on the La Quinta Inn property. Case assigned to Deputy First Class Knott. Case #21460-14

4/21/2014 ASSAULT: On April 21, Corporal E. Johnson responded to a residence on Clover Hill Road in Hollywood, for a domestic related assault. The victim alleged suspect Jennifer Lynn Falcone, 31, of Hollywood, assaulted the victim with a shoe and another unknown object during an argument. Corporal Johnson observed evidence of injury. Falcone was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.

4/21/2014 ASSUALT: On April 21, Deputy Cole responded to a residence in Callaway for a domestic related assault in progress. The victim alleged suspect Teshawn Louis Campbell, 28, of Callaway, jumped through the passenger side window of the vehicle in an attempt to prevent the victim from leaving during an argument. Campbell then strangled the victim with his hands and struck the victim with his fists. The victim stopped the vehicle and ran to a neighbor’s vehicle then quickly left the area to get away. Deputy Cole observed fresh evidence of injury on the victim. Campbell was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.

4/21/2014 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides in Leonardtown, reported unknown suspect(s) forcibly entered his shed and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal Somerville. Case #21597-14

4/21/2014 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on Pacific Drive in Lexington Park, reported he heard noises outside and discovered an unidentified suspect had made entry into his shed and was removing property. The suspect fled on foot after being discovered by the victim. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Lance. Case #21713-14

4/21/2014 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on Patuxent Knolls Court in Mechanicsville, reported unknown suspect(s) entered an unsecured shed and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Beyer. Case #21682-14

4/21/2014 ESCAPE: On April 21, Zechariah Samuel Everett, 23, of Lusby, failed to turn himself in at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center to begin serving an 18 month sentence. Everett subsequently turned himself in later the same day. He was charged with 2nd Degree Escape by Corporal E. Johnson.

4/21/2014 FRAUD: A victim, who resides in Leonardtown, reported several fraudulent charges on her credit card. Case remains open. Case #21677-14

4/21/2014 FRAUD: A victim, who resides in Leonardtown, reported unknown suspect(s) fraudulently filed his income taxes. Case remains open. Case #21674-14

4/22/2014 BURGLARY: On April 22, Deputy Flerlage responded to an apartment on Valley Court in Lexington Park for a reported burglary. A witness reported finding subjects inside a vacant apartment. Deputy Flerlage entered the apartment and located suspect Devaughn Tramaine Holland, 22, of Lexington Park, and suspect Michael Jahrome Powell, 19, of no fixed address, sleeping inside the apartment. Both suspects were placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. Once at the detention, a secondary search was conducted of both suspects. An amount of suspected marijuana and cocaine was recovered from Holland’s person. Powell was charged with 4th Degree Burglary. Holland was charged with 4th Degree Burglary, Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance: Not Marijuana, Possession CDS: Marijuana, and Contraband into Place of Confinement.

4/22/2014 TEXTING LEADS TO DRUG ARREST: On April 22, deputies conducted a traffic enforcement operation in the area of Point Lookout Road and Great Mills Road in Great Mills. Corporal Moritz observed the driver of a vehicle texting while driving and stopped the vehicle. A probable cause search was conducted of the vehicle after deputies detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A baggie of suspected heroin was found under the center console. The driver, identified as Daniel Brian Evans, 27, of Piney Point, subsequently grabbed the baggie and attempted to eat it. Deputy S. Cameron gained control of Evans and recovered the drugs. Evans was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance: Not Marijuana.

4/23/2014 THEFT: On 4/22-14, a victim reported several items were stolen from a work truck, while it was parked in the Golden Beach area of Mechanicsville. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Kerns. Case #21944-14

4/23/2014 VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER: On April 23, Deputy Pleisse responded to a residence in Mechanicsville for a violation of a protective order. The complainant indicated suspect Amanda Ellen Tucker, 26, of Mechanicsville, had been served with a protective order wherein one of the provisions was Tucker could not possess firearms. The complainant alleged seeing images on a social media site depicting Tucker holding a long gun with a scope. Deputy Pleisse was able to determine Tucker had been in possession of a firearm in violation of the protective order. Tucker was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was also found to be in possession of a suboxone sublingual film at the time of her arrest. Tucker was charged with Violation Protective Order and Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance: Not Marijuana.

4/24/2014 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on Warwick Court in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) forcibly entered his home and stole US currency. Case remains open. Case #22143-14

4/24/2014 ROBBERY: A victim responded to St. Mary’s Hospital with injuries he alleged occurred as the result of a robbery. The victim was in the Park Hall area when he was approached by 3 unknown suspects who assaulted him with a handgun and attempted to steal his property. The victim’s injuries were not life threatening. Case remains open. Case #22190-14

4/24/2014 SEXUAL OFFENSE: A victim, who resides in Lexington Park, reported a possible sexual assault. Case remains open and is assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division. Case #22227-14

4/24/2014 THEFT/PROPERTY DESTRUCTION: On April 24, Deputy S. Cameron made contact with a complainant regarding a bicycle which had been stolen from his girlfriend. The complainant had just seen a subject riding the stolen bicycle. Later, the same day Deputy Cameron spotted a subject sitting on a bicycle in the area of St. Clements Crossing. The subject and bicycle matched the description provided by the complainant. The subject was identified as Jerome Paul Proctor Jr., 32, of Lexington Park. Although, attempts were made to change the color of the bicycle, Deputy Cameron was able to determine the bicycle was the same bicycle stolen from the complainant’s girlfriend. Proctor was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s Count Detention Center. He was charged with Theft Under $1,000 and Property Destruction.

4/25/2014 ASSAULT: A victim responded to the Lexington Park Rescue Squad with stab wounds. A second victim was located on Enterprise Road with stab wounds. Both were allegedly stabbed by the same suspect during an argument. The wounds were not life-threatening. Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division responded and assumed the investigation. Case remains open. Case #22367-14

4/25/2014 ASSIST OTHER AGENCY/VEHICLE PURSUIT: At 2:20AM, the Emergency Communications Center broadcast a lookout for a vehicle operating without a front tire in the area of Three Notch Road and Expedition Drive. A trooper from the Maryland State Police saw the vehicle and attempted to stop it. The driver refused to stop and a pursuit was declared. Additional MSP units and deputies assisted in the pursuit. After a lengthy pursuit, the vehicle stopped on Three Notch Road in the area of Pegg Road and the driver then fled on foot. A Sheriff’s Office K9 was deployed at which time the suspect kicked the K9. The suspect was subsequently taken into custody. He was transported to the hospital for treatment, before being charged at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center by MSP. No police officers were injured during the incident. This is a Maryland State Police case.

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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