St. Mary's Co. Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Sept. 10, 2014)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

SMCSO, FBI, & STATE FIRE MARSHALL'S TRAINING EXERCISE SEPT. 15, 16: On September 15 and 16, members of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Maryland State Fire Marshall's Office will be conducting an Improvised Explosive Joint Training Exercise in Piney Point. Residents in the area may hear loud blasts between the hours of 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. These controlled blasts are a part of the training exercise and pose no danger to the public. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Duty Officer at Sheriff's Office headquarters at 301.475.4040.

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT FLY-OUT: On Sept. 6, Deputy Lafave responded to the area of Poplar Ridge Road in Lexington Park for a vehicle accident. The investigation revealed the driver, male, age 38, was traveling on Poplar Ridge Road when he lost control and struck a telephone pole. He was flown to an area hospital as a precaution. Case #47934-14.

BURGLARY: On Sept. 6, Unknown suspect(s) entered 2 recreational vehicles belonging to Economy RV's located in the 29000 block of Three Notch Road. Nothing appeared to have been stolen. Case #48039-14.

THEFT: On Sept. 7, a victim reported unknown suspect(s) stole her wallet after she left it unattended in the shopping cart at BJ's. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Roszell. Case #48131-14.

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT FLY-OUT: On Sept. 8, DFC Jaime Davis responded to the area of Pin Cushion Road and Sunnyside Road for a vehicle accident involving a motorcycle. Investigation revealed the driver of the motorcycle, male, age 53, lost control of the motorcycle and left he roadway. He was transported to an area hospital as a precaution. Case #48188-14.

3 ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY OF ELDERLY WOMAN IN TOWN CREEK: On September 5, detectives arrested three suspects responsible for the burglary to an occupied residence on Town Creek Drive in Lexington Park. Information was obtained during the investigation that a former caretaker had recently been terminated from employment and may have been involved in the incident. The employee, Jessica L. Johnson was located at a hotel in Charles County and a search and seizure warrant was executed by CID detectives at that location. Following the execution of the search and seizure warrant, information was obtained indicating property stolen from the burglary was being stored at a residence in Newburg. A separate search and seizure warrant was executed at that residence with assistance from detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. Items related to the burglary were located at the residence.

Jessica L. Johnson, age 24, of Mechanicsville; Johnny B. Young, Jr., age 27, of no fixed address; and William J. Gross, age 60, of Newburg, were arrested and each was charged with 1st Degree Burglary, Armed Robbery, Unlawful Detention, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, 1st Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault and Theft $1,000 to $10,000. The suspects were transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and incarcerated pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED: On September 5, Detective Corporal William Raddatz of the Criminal Investigations Division, Sex Offender Compliance Unit, located and arrested Jeremy J. Uber, age 29, of Hughesville. Uber was charged with knowingly fail to register as a sex offender as required and knowingly providing false information of a material fact (False Address) to the registry. Uber was released from the Calvert County Detention Center in June 2014. Upon his release, Uber failed to register as required and had provided an address on Scott Circle in Mechanicsville to authorities in Calvert County. A check of that location revealed the address was non-existent. Uber was incarcerated in the St. Mary’s County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

SHOPLIFTING: On Aug. 27 at approximately 1213 hours, Dep. Schultz responded to the Wal-Mart in California for the report of a shoplifting in progress. The subject later identified as Ronald Gilbert Sweeney, 32, of Upper Marlboro, was seen by employees of the Wal-Mart pushing a shopping cart of items toward the exit. When Sweeney past all points of purchase, he was approached by employees. Sweeney abandoned the cart and walked toward Rt. 235. A lookout was broadcast and Sweeney was located by Dep. Shultz walking along Rt. 235 and taken into custody without incident. While the investigation continued it was determined that Sweeney was responsible for a similar theft from Wal-Mart on July 30. In that theft, Sweeney had also abandoned the cart and fled after being confronted by employees. Sweeney was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Theft less than $1,000.00 value and Theft $1,000.00 to Under &10,000.00 and served with a No Trespass Notice for Wal-Mart.

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