LEONARDTOWN, Md. (August 11, 2014)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
Bike Patrol Leads to Alcohol & Trespassing Violations
On August 6, members of the Lexington Park COPs UNIT, conducted checks of several areas in Lexington Park known for illegal activity while on bike patrol. The following suspects were observed consuming alcoholic beverages in a public place and cited.
-- Thomas Raymond Banks, 58, of Great Mills, cited by DFC Beishline at 7:30 PM at the Quick Shop parking lot.
-- Loletia Chanelle Morgan, 31, of Lexington Park, cited by DFC Tim Snyder at 8:15 on the sidewalk in front of Lex's Laundromat on Great Mills Road.
-- William Wellington Webb JR., 47, of Mechanicsville, cited by DFC Beishline at 8:15 PM on the sidewalk in front of Lex's Laundromat on Great Mills Road.
-- Joseph Kenneth Morgan, 51, of Callaway, cited by DFC Beishline at 8:15 PM on the sidewalk in front of Lex's Laundromat on Great Mills Road.
-- William Wellington Webb JR., 47, of Mechanicsville, cited by DFC Beishline at 9:30 PM on Tulagi Place.
-- Joseph Benjamin Keemer, 57, of Lexington Park, cited by Tim Snyder at 9:45 PM at the Queen Anne's parking lot.
-- At 8:40 PM, Joseph Kenneth Morgan, 51, of Lexington Park, was observed by DFC Beishline on the property of Canopy Liquors in violation of a no trespassing notice. He was charged with the violation by Criminal Citation.
THEFT: On August 6, Deputy Cole responded to the Walmart in California, for a reported theft. Loss Prevention employees observed a white female suspect exit the store with 2 television sets in a shopping cart. The theft prevention devices were still attached to each tv. The total value of the stolen items was over $800.00. The suspect, identified as Carey Holmes Bowen, 37, of Piney Point, was charged with Theft Under $1,000 by Criminal Citation.
DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On August 6, DFC Knott responded to a residence on David Way in Lexington Park, for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect Frances Elizabeth Barnes, 58, of Lexington Park, threatened the victim with a knife during a dispute over a guest at the residence. Barnes was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.
THEFT: On Aug. 7, a complainant reported an air conditioning unit had been stolen from a residence on Tradesman Lane. Case #42895-14
ASSAULT: On August 6, Deputy McCuen responded to the St. Mary's County Detention Center for a fight between inmates. The investigation revealed suspect Aaron Jamal Hudson, 19, of Leonardtown, struck the victim several times with fists after the victim caught him stealing food items from his cell. Hudson was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.
ARMED ROBBERY: On August 5 at 9:34 PM, deputies responded to Church Street for a reported armed robbery. Deputies made contact with an adult female victim who alleged she had been robbed by a male suspect armed with a knife outside of her home. The suspect could only be described as possibly being a black male (no further). The victim sustained minor injuries during the robbery and was transported to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment. The Criminal Investigations Division has assumed the investigation and is asking anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Detective Ellis at 301.475.4200 X 9125. Callers can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Solvers at 301.475.3333, or by texting their tips to "TIP239" plus your message to '"CRIMES" (274637).
DRUG POSSESSION: On August 5, Deputy Krum, assigned to the Lexington Park COPs UNIT, initiated a traffic stop on a Chevrolet van in the area of Great Mills Road and East Westbury Blvd. As he approached the vehicle, the driver later identified as suspect Dana Marie Royster, 30, of no fixed address, moved to the back of the van. Deputy Krum opened the rear compartment doors and found Royster trying to shove something into her pants. Royster was taken into custody and the item was found to be a suspected cocaine smoking device. A computer check indicated Royster's privilege to drive was revoked and she had 3 open arrest warrants through the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police. Royster was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where the warrants were served and she was charged with Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance: Not Marijuana, Possession Paraphernalia, and numerous traffic violations.
PROPERTY DESTRUCTION: On Aug. 6, a victim, who resides on Meadow Court, reported unknown suspect(s) destroyed his mailbox overnight. Case #42676-14
BURGLARY: On Aug. 5, a victim, who resides on Shady Mile Drive in California, reported he woke up to find the front door to his residence had been kicked in. Nothing appeared to have been stolen. Case #42456-14
VANDALISM: On Aug. 5, a victim, who resides in the 22000 block of Point Lookout Road in Chingville, reported unknown suspect(s) spray painted her vehicle with red paint. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Schultz. Case #42460-14
VANDALISM: On Aug. 5, a victim, who resides on Lexwood Drive in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) cut a tire on her vehicle. Case #42461-14
THEFT: On Aug. 5, a victim, who resides on Pinto Drive in Hollywood, reported unknown suspect(s) stole the rear registration plate from his vehicle. Case #42471-14
ROBBERY: On Aug. 6, a victim reported being grabbed from behind by a black male suspect on Church Street in Leonardtown. The suspect displayed a knife and stole property from the victim then fled the area. The victim suffered minor injuries during the incident. Case remains open and is being investigated by the Criminal Investigations Division. Case #42578-14
-- Thomas Michael Puttick, 55, of Lexington Park, on 8/2/2014 by DFC Potter
-- Charles Edwin Proctor Sr., 59, of Lexington Park, on 8/3/2014 by Deputy Murphy
-- Dawn Elizabeth Erskine, 24, of Hollywood, on 8/3/2014 by Deputy Kerns
-- David Jerome Ransome, 45, of Great Mills, on 8/6/2014 by Deputy Tirpak
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