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.

4/25/2014 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides in the Westbury Subdivision in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her residence and stole several items of property. Case remains open. Case #22349-14

4/25/2014 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on Spyglass Way in Lexington Park, reported property missing from her residence. Case remains open. Case #22345-14

4/25/2014 BURGLARY: An employee discovered items had been stolen from an apartment on Valley Court in Lexington Park. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Flerlage. Case #22419-14. A second apartment had also been broken into; however nothing appeared to have been stolen. Case #22455-14

4/25/2014 BURLGARY: A victim, who resides on Indian Creek Drive in Charlotte Hall, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her residence and stole property. Case remains open. Case #22476-14

4/25/2014 THEFT: A victim, who resides in Clements, reported his all-terrain vehicle was stolen by unknown suspect(s). Case #22343-14

4/26/2014 ASSAULT: On April 26, Corporal E. Johnson responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a fight between inmates. The investigation revealed suspect Demetrius Anthony Williams, 25, of no fixed address, assaulted the victim inmate after he lost a card game. Williams was charged with 2nd Degree Assault DOC Employee (inmate).

4/26/2014 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides in Ridge, reported unknown suspect(s) stole a boat and trailer sometime during the last several months. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Manns. Case #22616-14

4/26/2014 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on Budd’s Creek Road in Mechanicsville, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his residence and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Kerns. Case #22503-14

4/27/2014 ASSAULT: On April 27, Deputy Manns responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a fight between inmates. The investigation revealed suspect Sean Ross Alpert, 38, of Brandywine, struck the victim inmate with his fist during an argument. Alpert was charged with 2nd Degree Assault DOC Employee (inmate).

4/28/2014 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: A victim, who resides on Knockeyon Lane, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle and stole US currency. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Shomper. Case #23041-14

4/28/2014 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on Wheatley’s Apartment Way, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his residence and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Smith. Case #23023-14

4/28/2014 BURGLARY: On April 28, Deputy Bankhead responded to a residence on Sell Drive for a reported burglary. The investigation revealed suspect Joseph Monroe Cooper, 20, of Lexington Park, along with 2 co-defendants (one of which is a juvenile), forced entry into the victim’s residence and stole a play station and laptop. Cooper placed the items in the woods, which were later recovered. Cooper was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 1st Degree Burglary, Theft Under $1,000, and Property Destruction.

4/28/2014 TRESPASSING/FAILURE TO OBEY LAWFUL ORDER: On April 28, Corporal Moritz responded to Mas Auto Body in the 26000 block of Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville for a civil dispute, which turned into a disturbance. Per the owner of the business, David Lee Gates Jr., 54, of Mechanicsville, was served with a notice not to trespass on the property. Corporal Moritz then advised Gates to leave the property and he refused. Gate was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Trespassing: Private Property and Fail to Obey a Lawful Order.

4/29/2014 ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on Yorktown Road in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) attempted to enter her residence. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Beasley. Case #23105-14

4/30/2014 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: A victim, who resides on Liberty Street in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her unlocked vehicle and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Teague. Case #23295-14

4/30/2014 DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On April 30, Corporal Moritz responded to a residence in Lexington Park for a disturbance. The victim alleged suspect William Shawn Carter, 39, of Leonardtown, struck the victim in the face with a closed fist and threw the victim into a dresser after he became jealous over a phone call the victim received. Corporal Moritz observed several fresh injuries on the victim. Carter was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.

4/4/2014 DISORDERLY/POSSESSION CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE: On April 4, Deputy Bankhead responded to a residence on Hermanville Road for a disturbance. On his arrival, he observed suspect Deborah Marie Hill, 54, of Lexington Park, standing outside of the residence yelling profanities toward occupants in the next yard. Hill was advised to stop yelling several times by Deputy Bankhead and she refused. Hill then began to walk toward another residence while continuing to yell profanity. Hill was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was further searched upon entering the facility at which time a smoking device with suspected residue was located on her person. Hill was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Failure to Obey a Lawful Order, Possession Paraphernalia, and Contraband in Place of Confinement.

4/5/2014 ASSAULT: On April 5, Deputy Beishline assigned to the Lexington Park COPs UNIT responded to a residence on Forest Run Drive in Lexington Park, for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect James Lemmount Bennefield, 57, of Lexington Park, strangled the victim with his hands and struck the victim in the face during an argument. Deputy Beishline observed fresh evidence of injury on the victim. Bennefield was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.

4/5/2014 ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: A victim who resides on Park Hall Road, reported unknown suspect(s) attempted to gain entry into the residence causing damage to a window screen. Case remains open and Deputy Bankhead is investigating. Case #18611-14

4/5/2014 BURGLARY: A victim reported unknown suspect(s) entered his deceased mother’s residence located in the 27000 block of Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville. Suspect(s) stole property from the residence. Case remains open and Deputy Knott is investigating. Case #18604-14

4/5/2014 BURGLARY: Deputy Vezzosi responded to Flooring Max Storage Units in Leonardtown, after a citizen reported noises coming from the storage units. Deputy Vezzosi located a subject sleeping inside one of the units, who advised he had permission from the owner to be there. Contact was made with the owner who indicated he knew the subject was homeless and requested he not be charged. No other storage units appeared to be burglarized. Case closed. Case #18499-14

4/5/2014 RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: Deputy Dale Smith responded to The Lexington bar located on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for a shooting complaint. Numerous subjects were seen leaving the area on his arrival. Several shell casings were subsequently located in the parking lot. Case #18513-14

4/6/2014 BURGLARY: The owner of the Nimfa & Nena Oriental Market located in the 20000 block of Point Lookout Road, reported unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the business and stole US currency and other items. Case remains open and Deputy Knott is investigating.

4/6/2014 MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT: at 1:05AM, the driver of a Chevrolet Suburban struck a ditch in the area of the 38000 block of Golden Beach Road. The vehicle flipped end over end. The driver was flown to PG Shock Trauma for precautionary measures. Corporal Maletto investigated. Case #18730-14

4/6/2014 RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: at 1:05AM, deputies responded to the Knight Life bar in Oakville for a reported fight with shots fired. On arrival, the parking lot was empty. Several shell casings were recovered in the parking lot during a subsequent search. Case #18700-14

4/6/2014 THEFT: A victim reported unknown suspect(s) stole her daughter’s cell phone while she was inside Walmart in California. Case remains open. Case #18662-14

4/6/2014 THEFT: Unknown suspect(s) stole a dirt bike while it was parked at a residence on Clarke’s Landing Road in Hollywood. Case remains open. Case #18822-14

4/6/2014 VANDALISM: Several juvenile suspects threw a rock at a vehicle parked in the area of Church Drive causing damage. Case #18665-14

4/8/2014 ASSAULT: On April 8, Corporal E. Johnson responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a fight between inmates. The investigation revealed suspect Thomas Oakley Burch III, 50, of Lexington Park, struck another inmate repeatedly for unknown reasons. Burch was charged with 2nd Degree Assault DOC Employee (inmate).

4/8/2014 ASSAULT: On April 8, Corporal E. Johnson responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention for a fight between inmates. The investigation revealed suspect John Otha Dickens Jr., 24, of no fixed address, struck another inmate with his fists during a chess game. Dickens was charged with 2nd Degree Assault DOC Employee (inmate).

4/9/2014 ASSAULT: On April 9, Deputy Gaskill responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a fight between inmates. The investigation revealed suspect Lance Allen Jones, 25, of Mechanicsville, entered the victim inmate’s cell and began to assault him. The victim ran from his cell and was followed by Jones who continued to strike the victim with his fists. Jones was charged with 2nd Degree Assault DOC Employee (inmate).

4/9/2014 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: A victim, who resides on Army Navy Drive in Mechanicsville, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal Maletto. Case #19347-14

4/9/2014 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: A victim, who resides on Army Navy Drive in Mechanicsville, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle and stole US currency. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal Maletto. Case #19269-14

4/9/2014 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: A victim, who resides on Army Navy Drive in Mechanicsville, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal Maletto. Case #19268-14

4/9/2014 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: A victim, who resides on Army Navy Drive in Mechanicsville, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Gaskill. Case #19277-14

4/9/2014 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: A victim, who resides on Army Navy Drive in Mechanicsville, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle; however nothing appeared to have been stolen. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal Maletto. Case #19270-14

4/9/2014 DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On April 9, Deputy Lloyd responded to a residence on Pleasant Drive in Lexington Park, for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect Peggy Lynn Jones, 40, of Lexington Park, was intoxicated and began to assault the victim with her fists. Deputy Lloyd observed fresh evidence of injury on the victim’s face. Jones was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.

4/9/2014 TRESPASS: On April 9, Eric Dwayne Dickerson, 43, of Abell, was charged with Trespass: Private Property after Deputy Beishline observed him on the property of Millison Shopping Center having been served with a notice not to trespass. Dickerson was charged by criminal citation.

5/1/2014 ASSAULT: A victim reported she was struck in the face by an unidentified black male during an argument in the parking lot of the Brass Rail bar in Great Mills. Case was suspended by Corporal White. Case #23674-14

5/1/2014 ASSAULT: A victim, who resides in Lexington Park, reported she was walking home from work when an unknown suspect struck her in the back with an object. The suspect then fled on foot. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Logue. Case #23638-14

5/1/2014 ATTEMPTED FRAUD: A victim, who resides in Lexington Park, reported a male with a heavy foreign accent called her in reference to a loan she had applied for. He requested the victim provide personal information to process the loan. The victim had not applied for a loan and did not provide the caller with any information. Case was suspended by Deputy Lance. Case #23602-14

5/1/2014 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on Hillside Drive in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Pontorno. Case #23392-14

5/1/2014 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on Secretariat Drive in Hollywood, reported sometime on 4/30/2014 unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and stole US Currency. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Logue. Case #23379-14

5/2/2014 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: A victim, who resides in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle; however nothing appeared to have been stolen. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Bankhead. Case #23747-14

5/2/2014 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: A victim, who resides in the 22000 block of Three Notch Road, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Wesner. Case #23757-14

5/3/2014 COUNTERFEIT: 2 unidentified male suspects passed counterfeit $100 bills during separate transactions at the McKays on Hollywood Road. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Gaskill. Case #23860-14

5/3/2014 VANDALSIM: A victim, who resides on Forest Landing Road in Hollywood, reported unknown suspect(s) broke a window on the victim’s vehicle. Case #23920-14

5/4/2014 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: A victim, who resides in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Wesner. Case #24129-14

Tammy Maria Curtis, 49, of Lexington Park, Md. (Arrest photo)

5/4/2014 PUPPIES SURVIVE AFTER TOSSED IN DUMPSTER: On May 4, Deputy McCuen responded to Indian Way for an animal cruelty complaint. The victim, owner of 3 puppies born on April 24th, reported suspect Tammy Maria Curtis, 49, of Lexington Park, pictured above, initially told the victim she killed the puppies and refused to tell the victim where they were. Sometime later, a witness found the puppies inside a plastic bag inside a community dumpster. All three puppies were still alive, but were having difficulty breathing. The investigation revealed Curtis threw the puppies in the dumpster after an argument with the victim. Curtis was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with 3 counts of Animal Cruelty.

5/4/2014 THEFT: A victim, who resides in St. Inigoes, reported unknown suspect(s) stole property from his yard. Case assigned to Deputy D. Smith. Case #24137-14

5/5/2014 BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) forced open a door to an apartment on Indian Way in Great Mills and attempted to remove property. Case #24210-14

5/5/2014 FRAUD: A victim, who resides in Mechanicsville, reported fraudulent activity on her debit card. Case remains open. Case #24187-14

5/5/2014 THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE: An unidentified black male suspect stole the victim’s vehicle after it was parked running unattended at the Curtis Tire on Great Mills Road. Case remains open. Case #24233-14

5/6/2014 BURGLARY/THEFT: Unknown suspect(s) entered a storage shed belonging to the Avis Car Rental located on Valley Drive; however nothing appeared to be missing. Suspect(s) also stole property from one of the vehicles parked on the lot. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Teague.

5/7/2014 BURGLARY: A victim, who owns a home on Enterprise Drive in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) made entry into the residence and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Lance. Case #24615-14

5/7/2014 ROBBERY: A victim reported he was walking in the parking lot of the A&E Motel on Great Mills Road when he was approached by 5 male suspects. The suspects allegedly beat the victim and stole personal property and US currency from him. The victim was transported to Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. Case was forwarded to the Criminal Investigation Division. Case #24590-14

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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