LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Sept. 18, 2014)The Leonardtown Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) released the following incident and arrest reports.
DRUG ARREST: On Friday, September 5 at 3:23 pm, TFC S. Ditoto observed Anthony John Knittle, 31, of Great Mills, walking on St. George's Drive at St. Leonard Circle. TFC Ditoto knew Mr. Knittle was currently wanted through the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack for two bench warrants. TFC Ditoto made contact with Mr. Knittle and arrested him for the warrants. A further check revealed he was also wanted through the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and Charles County Sheriff's Office. A search incident to arrest revealed suspected CDS. Mr. Knittle was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center, where he was charged accordingly for the CDS and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (14-MSP-028818)
DRUG ARREST: On Tuesday, September 9 at 5:21 pm, Tpr. Oyler responded to the area of Route 5 and Route 245 to attempt to locate a blue passenger car involved in a hit and run accident. Tpr. Oyler located the vehicle at Route 243 and Port of Leonardtown Park and made contact with the driver, Kristopher Brenton Gray, 27, of Leonardtown. Tpr. Oyler observed a pill bottle in Mr. Gray's possession and had him exit his vehicle for further investigation. A probable cause search led to the recovery of CDS, paraphernalia, and US currency. Mr. Gray was arrested and transported to the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack for Standardized Field Sobriety testing. He was then transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center, where he was charged with Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute, Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, and related charges. He was held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (14-MSP-029305)
CHILD ENDANGERMENT: On Wednesday, September 10 at 4:00 pm, Tpr. Krenik responded to Lexington Park Elementary for a reported intoxicated parent attempting to pick up his son. Tpr. Krenik made contact with the parent, Garrett John Dugan, 49, of no fixed address, who advised he had driven his vehicle to the school to pick up his child. Mr. Dugan performed Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and submitted to a Preliminary Breath Test. He was arrested and charged with Alcoholic Beverage - Intoxicated Endangerment and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. The Department of Social Services responded to the scene and took custody of the child until the mother could respond from out of state. (14-MSP-029412)
DRUG ARREST: On Thursday, September 11 at 7:00 pm, Tpr. Oyler initiated a traffic stop on a black passenger vehicle on Route 235 and First Colony Way. A probable cause search was conducted, resulting in the recovery of CDS. The driver, David Francis Garcia, 21, of Great Mills, was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia. He was transported to the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack for processing and later released. (14-MSP-029532)
DRUG ARREST: On Friday, September 12 at 3:57 pm, Tpr. Oyler initiated a traffic stop on a gold passenger car in the area of Route 235 and Route 245 for a minor traffic infraction. A probable cause search was conducted, resulting in the recovery of CDS. The driver, Nicole Babette Smith, 48, of Lusby, was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS - Not Marijuana. She was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (14-MSP-029658)
ASSAULT: On Sunday, September 14 at 9:58 am, Tpr. Morris responded to the 47000 block of Mary Lynn Drive for a reported disturbance. Investigation revealed Robert Wayne March, 36, of Lexington Park, had assaulted a female victim. He was arrested and charged with Assault - Second Degree and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. Mr. March was held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (14-MSP-029963)
DRUG ARREST: On Sunday, September 14 at 5:00 pm, Cpl. Hunt responded to the 43000 block of Yellow Wood Way for a check welfare. Cpl. Hunt made contact with the complainant, who advised that Adam Thomas Wilkins, 19, of California, had admitted to using CDS. The complainant advised that he observed Adam's level of intoxication worsen as time went on and called for police assistance and an ambulance. Mr. Wilkins refused medical treatment and was arrested for CDS Possession - Not Marijuana and CDS Possess Paraphernalia. He was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (14-MSP-030005)
Mia Marrisa Carroll, 34, of California, served on 9/13/14 at 9:50 am for Failure to Appear in Court (2014-00338749)
Alton Lennon Rowell, 60, of Lusby, served on 9/9/14 at 5:00 pm for Failure to Appear in Court (2014-00333089)
Alvin Larnell Holland, 26, of Lexington Park, served on 9/10/14 at 9:45 am for Failure to Appear in Court (2014-00334137)
Let Troopers Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs
The Maryland State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration are partnering to ask citizens to dispose of any unwanted prescription drugs during National Drug Take-Back Day on September 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack (23200 Leonard Hall Drive).
State Police Barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in the National Drug Take-Back Day. Each Barrack will act as a collection station in giving citizens an opportunity to dispose of all unwanted and unused prescription drugs. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day provides a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
Second only to marijuana, prescription drugs are the most commonly used drug in the country. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, the majority of teenagers that abuse prescription drugs are finding an unlimited supply in their family's medicine cabinet.
Locally during the last initiative in April of 2014, Troopers collected over 1800 pounds of prescription drugs. Nationally 780,000 pounds of prescription medications were collected from citizens. When added to the collections from previous Take-Bake events, more than 4.1 million pounds of prescription medications have been removed from circulation and properly disposed of.
Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack & The Maryland Food Bank Join Forces for "Hunger Action Month" 2014
Throughout the month of September, the Maryland State Police - Leonardtown Barrack has partnered with the Maryland Food Bank to collect food and non-food items for donation for Maryland residents who suffer from the uncertainty of sufficient amounts of nutritious foods. Many Maryland residents, including middle class families, the elderly and the working poor go hungry every day as they struggle to make ends meet. The Maryland State Police - Leonardtown Barrack urge the citizens of our communities to come together during this time to make donations of non-perishable foods and non-food items to help fellow families in Maryland receive nutritious food to feed their families.
Non-perishable food items include: canned meat, ham and chicken, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned stews, canned tuna, salmon and sardines, nuts and seeds, dried canned beans, oatmeal, breakfast cereal, rice and rice cakes, pasta, canned fruits and juices, canned vegetables, canned soups, sauces and salad dressings, evaporated milk, powdered milk, infant formula, and pudding and custards. Non-food items also being accepted are: Diapers, toilet paper, plastic or paper plates and cups.
All donations can be made at the Maryland State Police - Leonardtown Barrack at 23200 Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Any questions can be directed to the Leonardtown Barrack duty officer at (301)475-8955 or by email at msp.leonardtown [at] maryland.gov. Please note all donations must be received prior to September 30 so they can be transported to the Maryland Food Bank.
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 .