Md. State Police Briefs

Man Stabbed in Lexington Park

ST. MARY'S COUNTY, Md.—On June 10 at approximately 11:43 p.m., Maryland State Police patrol units from the Leonardtown Barrack and patrol units from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office responded to 21614 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park for a reported stabbing. Tfc Pitcher arrived on the scene and located the victim, Joseph Sephis Harrod, II in the parking lot suffering from a stab wound. EMS from the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad responded to the scene and subsequently flew the victim to a local area Trauma Center via MSP Trooper 7. St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit also responded and conducted a K-9 scan of the area.

Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division-Central South Region investigators responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. Maryland State Police Forensic Science Division also responded and processed the crime scene. Harrod was initially listed in critical condition at a nearby Trauma Center and later upgraded to stable.

Jamarr Sherman Mackall, age 22.
Jamarr Sherman Mackall, age 22.

On June 16, members from the Maryland State Apprehension Team (MSAT) located suspect Jamarr Sherman Mackall, age 22, at a residence in Lusby, Calvert County. Mackall had an open warrant for first and second degree assault on Joseph Cephus Harrod II. Mackall was arrested without incident and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center pending a bond hearing.

Armed Robbery at T.C. Martins, Jewelers In Charlotte Hall

ST. MARY'S COUNTY, Md.—On June 18 at approximately 11:06 a.m., St Mary's County Emergency Operations Center broadcasted an armed robbery at T.C. Martins, Jewelers, located at 30105 Three Notch Rd, Charlotte Hall, St. Mary's County. Corporal Murphy from the Leonardtown Barrack arrived on the scene and learned that two black males entered the store and brandished a handgun. The two suspects stole an undisclosed amount of currency and jewelry. The two then fled on foot from the store and was last seen leaving the area in a newer black Cadillac Escalade, direction is unknown.

Investigators from MSP-Criminal Enforcement Division, Central South Region responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. Maryland State Police Forensic Science Division also responded to gather evidence.

1st suspect is described as a black male, early 30's, approximately 5'-08" to 5'-09", slender build, medium complexion and approximately 150-160 lbs.

2nd suspect is described as a black male, early 30's, approximately 6'-00" to 6'-01", heavy build, medium complexion and approximately 250 to 300 lbs. The suspect also had a thinly trimmed beard.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact Trooper First Class Reuschling of the Criminal Enforcement Division, Central South Region at 301-475-8955 or 443-684-4130.

Second Degree Assault at Waxter's Children's Center

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md.—On June 3 at approximately 9:00 a.m., Trooper First Class Patrick Lane from the Maryland State Police-Criminal Enforcement Division, Central South Region responded to Thomas J. S. Waxter's Children's Center, located at 375 Red Clay Rd. Laurel, MD 20724 for a reported second degree assault.

Investigation revealed that a 16-year-old female resident of the facility barricaded herself in a bathroom stall while staff members talked to the juvenile trying to convince her to come out. She eventually came out of the stall but would not cooperate with staff. The juvenile began destroying property inside the bathroom and staff members then attempted to restrain her.

While attempting to restrain the juvenile, she struck staff members and one staff member sustained an injury to their right eye. The female was subsequently restrained.

TFC Lane later charged the juvenile with second degree assault and released her back to the staff at Thomas J. S. Waxter's Children's Center. The injured staff member was treated and released.

"Operation Border To Border" Yields 2,399 Summonses and Arrests in Seven Southeast States

1,122 Speeders & 281 Seat Belt Violations Cited; 20 DUI Arrests

FAIRFAX, Va. - Seven state police and highway patrol agencies spent Friday, June 13, 2014, through Sunday, June 15, 2014, enforcing Operation Border to Border along approximately 791 miles of U.S. Route 15 and 124 miles of U.S. Route 17 in an effort to prevent traffic crashes along the heavily-traveled corridor. This coordinated traffic safety enforcement initiative resulted in 2,399 total summonses and arrests among the seven states. No traffic fatalities occurred during the three-day project. This is the Georgia State Patrol's first time to participate in the operation.

State troopers from Maryland, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia worked together conducting saturation patrols, sobriety checkpoints, commercial vehicle inspections and other enforcement initiatives to reduce traffic crashes and combat criminal behavior along the non-interstate highways. The north-south East Coast corridors of U.S. Route 15 and U.S. Route 17 are popular for passenger and commercial vehicles attempting to avoid congested interstates serving all seven states, especially during the summer travel season.

Along the entire six-state stretch of Route 15 and Route 17 in Georgia, troopers stopped a combined 1,122 speeders and 35 reckless drivers. A total of 20 drunk drivers were taken off the road. Troopers cited 281 seat belt violations and 26 child restraint violations. The initiative also netted 28 felony and misdemeanor arrests, to include four drug arrests. Troopers also assisted 43 motorists along the routes.

Total Summonses/Arrests by State:

-- Maryland: 165

-- Georgia: 99

-- New York: 124

-- North Carolina: 28

-- Pennsylvania: 718

-- South Carolina: 366

-- Virginia: 899

Commercial vehicle enforcement was a key component of the enforcement initiative. In Georgia, New York and Virginia, 97 motor carrier inspections were conducted on commercial vehicles on the U.S. Route 15 and 17 corridors. The inspections yielded 218 motor carrier violations with 14 commercial vehicles and drivers being placed out of service. A dozen commercial vehicles were cited for over-weight violations.

"Troopers in all seven states had an impressive and proactive impact on the overall safety of U.S. Routes 15 and 17 during this targeted traffic safety operation," said 1st Sgt. K.D. Blankenship, Area Commander of the Virginia State Police in Loudoun County. "Our goal was to send a clear message to motorists that complying with speed limits, buckling up, avoiding distractions and not driving impaired is just as critical on highways like U.S Routes as on the interstates. We want the public to recognize the importance of driving to save lives in order to prevent traffic crashes and fatalities."

This is the third year for the coordinated, multi-state enforcement effort targeting U.S. Route 15 and the first time to include U.S. Route 17 in Georgia. The weekend's operation ties in with the nationwide traffic-safety campaign, Drive to Save Lives (#drivetosavelives). The Drive to Save Lives program challenges each state in the U.S. to reduce traffic deaths by 15 percent by the end of this year. In 2013, more than 33,000 individuals lost their lives in traffic crashes on the nation's highways.

Operation Border to Border targeted 124.2 miles of U.S. Route 17 in Georgia; and 37.85 miles of U.S. Route 15 in Maryland; 12.71 miles of U.S. Route 15 in New York; 158 miles of U.S. Route 15 in North Carolina; 195 miles of U.S. Route 15 in Pennsylvania; 159 miles of U.S. Route 15 in South Carolina; and 230 miles of U.S. Route 15 in Virginia.

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