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

St. Mary's Co. Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Sept. 16, 2014)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

DETECTIVE ASKING FOR HELP TO SOLVE KING DRIVE ROBBERY: On September 15 at 1:28 am, patrol units responded to a private residence on King Drive for a reported burglary which had just occurred. Deputies determined two black male suspects, dressed in all dark clothing and wearing face masks, forced entry to the residence. Both suspects were armed with handguns and ordered the occupants of the residence to the floor. They demanded to know where specific items were located within the residence. After being unable to locate the requested items the suspects fled the residence on foot.

The Criminal Investigations Division assumed the investigation and is asking anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Detective Corporal Scott Ruest at 301.475.4200 X 2297. 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).

THEFT: On September 9, Deputy Cole responded to the Walmart in California for a reported theft. A loss prevention employee reported suspect Joseph Charles Balch, 23, of Lexington Park, attempted to exit the store without paying for a cart full of merchandise. The total amount of the theft was over $890.00. Balch was charged with Theft Under $1,000 by criminal citation.

VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER: On September 9, Deputy L. Johnson responded to a residence on Compass Circle in Lexington Park for a reported violation of a protective order. An occupant of the residence reported suspect James Nathaniel Watkins, 31, of Lexington Park, was inside the residence in violation of an active protective order preventing contact with another party inside the home. Watkins was located a short distance away and placed under arrest. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Violation of Protective Order.

1ST DEGREE ASSAULT: On September 11, Corporal Corcoran responded to a residence on Great Mills Road for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect April Florina Oxendine, 40, of Lexington Park, came toward the victim with a knife and struck the victim with a bottle of floor cleaner during an argument. The suspect also pulled out some of the victim’s hair. Oxendine was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. A search of her belongings was conducted at which time various items containing suspected controlled dangerous substance residue was located in her handbag. Oxendine was charged with 1st Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault, 2 COUNTS Possession CDS Paraphernalia, Possession Marijuana, and Possession Not Marijuana.

VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER: On September 11, Corporal Corcoran responded to a residence on Gilliam Drive for a reported violation of a protective order. The victim alleged suspect Delvon Vashone Gantt, 34, of Lexington Park, contacted the victim by a social media site in violation of an active protective order. Gantt was located and placed under arrest. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Violation Protective Order.

VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER: On September 11, Deputy Tirpak responded to a residence on Columbus Drive for a reported violation of a protective order. The victim alleged suspect Gregory Escobar IV, 32, of Great Mills, contacted the victim in person and by text message in violation of an active protective order. Escobar was located and placed under arrest. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with 3 COUNTS Violation Protective Oder.

1ST DEGREE ASSAULT: On September 11, Deputy Wesner responded to Tulagi Place in Lexington Park, for a reported assault. The investigation revealed suspect Michael Anthony Deep, 21, of Lexington Park, approached the victim who had been rendered unconscious during an earlier assault, and began beating him in the head with his foot. The assault only ended after he was pulled away by bystanders. Deep was located and placed under arrest. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault.

BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE: On Sept. 15, a victim, who resides in Bay Ridge, reported unknown suspect(s) entered is unlocked vehicle and stole property. Case #49564-14.

THEFT: On Sept. 15, unknown suspect(s) stole several road signs from a construction site on Point Lookout Road in Park Hall. Case remains open. Case #49592-14.

THEFT: On Sept. 16, a victim, who resides in the 25000 block of Mechanicsville Road, reported unknown suspect(s) siphoned gas from her vehicle. Case #49684-14.

CID CHARGES SECOND BURGLARY SUSPECT: On September 15 at 9:51 am, a second suspect was arrested related to the burglary of a local business in Mechanicsville. On September 3, the burglary case was presented to a St. Mary’s County Grand Jury. The grand jury returned an indictment charging Donald E. Moore, 50, of Mechanicsville, with 1st Degree Burglary, Conspire to Commit 1st Degree Burglary, 2 counts of Theft $10,000 to $100,000, Possession of Stolen Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Firearm after conviction of Disqualifying Crime. Moore was arrested on the Circuit Court warrant and incarcerated in the Detention Center under No Bond.

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO ID SHOOTING SUSPECT: On September 12 at 10:45 pm, patrol units responded to a report of gunshots in the area of Manon Way in the Westbury neighborhood. Deputies located an adult female victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was subsequently transported to MedStar St. Mary's hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The initial investigation revealed the victim was walking in the area of Premery Way with friends when they were approached by an unidentified black male suspect. The suspect suddenly fired multiple shots, striking the victim and nearby residences, before fleeing the area. The suspect is described as a black male in his 20's with a slender build (no further information).

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).

FATAL ACCIDENT TOWN CREEK DRIVE: On September 11 at approximately 7:40 pm, deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident on Town Creek Drive in the area of Dent Drive. The preliminary investigation conducted by Deputy Bowen indicated a male, age 22, wearing all dark clothing was operating a motorized minibike on Town Creek Drive without lights. A Volkswagen passenger vehicle traveling on Town Creek Drive struck the minibike, ejecting the driver. A Chevrolet Suburban, traveling in the opposite direction on Town Creek Drive, then struck the driver pinning him under the vehicle. Fire and EMS extricated the driver and he was flown to an area hospital with life threatening injuries by MSP Trooper 7. Sheriff's Office Accident Reconstruction Team members responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

At approximately 2:00 am, the Sheriff's Office was notified the driver had died from his injuries. The deceased is identified as Kevin Kiandre Lawrence Powell, age 22, of Lexington Park. The Volkswagen was operated by a male, age 36, of Clements. The Chevrolet Suburban was operated by a female, age 53, of Lexington Park.

BURGLARY: On Sept. 12, a victim, who resides in the 26000 block of Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his shed by breaking a window and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy McCuen. Case #48902-14.

BURGLARY to MOTOR VEHICLE: On Sept. 12, a victim, who resides on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) broke a window out of her vehicle and stole property. Case remains open. Case #49040-14.

ASSAULT: On Sept. 12, a female victim reported she was standing outside on Manon Way in Lexington Park when an unidentified male suspect fired several shots from a handgun. The victim was struck in the arm. She was transported to MedStar St. Mary's Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Case remains open and is assigned to Detective Merritt. Case #49132-14.

BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: On Sept. 13, a victim, who resides on Alton Lane in California, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his unlocked vehicle and stole property. Case remains open. Case # 49059-14.

BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: On Sept. 13, a victim, who resides on Kingfisher Court in Great Mills, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his unlocked vehicle and stole property. Case remains open. Case #49179-14.

BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: On Sept. 13, a victim, who resides on Ark Court in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his unlocked vehicle and stole property. Case remains open. Case #49196-14.

BURGLARY: On Sept. 14, a victim, who resides on Mechanicsville Road, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his she and stole property. Case remains open. Case #49381-14.

THEFT: On Sept. 14, a victim reported unknown suspect(s) stole the rear Maryland registration plate from her vehicle. Case is suspended. Case #49390-14.

ROBBERY: On Sept. 15, a male victim, age 39, was walking near Queen Anne Park Apartments on Great Mills Road when several male suspects approached him. The victim was assaulted and suspects stole US currency from him. The victim was flown to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Case remains open. Case #49441-14.

ROBBERY: On Sept. 15, 3 victims were inside a residence located on King Drive in Mechanicsville when 2 suspects entered armed with handguns. The suspects demanded money then fled the scene. Case remains open. Detective Merritt responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. Case #49489-14.

DUI Arrests

Rita Mary Reece, 31, of Callaway, arrested on 9/4/2014 by Deputy L. Johnson NP

Marlene Jacquline Jackson, 49, of Washington DC, arrested on 9/6/2014 by Deputy Bowen

John Howard Francis JR., 29, of Hollywood, arrested on 9/6/2014 by Deputy Roszell

Thomas Austin Goldring 3rd, 34, of Lexington Park, arrested on 9/7/2014 by Deputy Schultz

Wesley Leonard Morris, 37, of Avenue, stopped on 11/08/2013 (charged 9/10/2014 after receiving blood test results) by Deputy Kerns

William Nathaniel Butler, 40, of California, arrested on 9/10/2014 by Corporal Kirkner

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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