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

St. Mary's Co. Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Feb. 25, 2015)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

Incident Briefs

2/14/2015 THEFT: Two unidentified white females attempted to use a stolen credit card to pay for meals at Applebee's in California. They fled the restaurant when the transaction was declined. Case remains open. CASE #8724-15.

2/15/2015 BURGLARY: An employee at the Dialysis Center located on Merchant's Lane in Leonardtown, discovered damage to one of the doors. Nothing appeared to have been stolen. Case remains open. CASE #9041-15.

2/15/2015 BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE: A victim, who resides on Three Notch Road in St. James, reported unknown suspect(s) forced entry into his vehicle and stole property. Case remains open. CASE #9042-15.

2/15/2015 BURGLARY: A victim, who resides on Sell Drive in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) forced open his shed and stole property. Case remains open. CASE #9044-15.

2/15/2015 FRAUD: A victim, who resides on Castaway Circle in Lexington Park, reported she purchased a 2005 GMC Envoy on EBay. The victim obtained 4 Reloadit cards totaling $2,000 and provided the numbers for the cards to the seller. Once the cards were cashed, the seller ceased communication with the victim. Case remains open. Case #9054-15.

2/15/2015 FRAUD: A victim, who resides in Compton, reported he went to file his tax return using Turbo Tax and discovered the return had already been fraudulently filed. Case remains open. CASE #9059-15.

2/17/2015 PROPERTY DESTRUCTION: A victim, who resides on Eric Road in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) damaged his vehicle by unknown means. CASE #9307-15.

2/17/2015 MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT (Fly-out): Deputy McCuen responded to Route 234 and Aviation Yacht Club Road for an accident involving an all terrain vehicle (ATV). The investigation revealed the driver, Steven Rataski, 18, was driving the ATV with a male juvenile passenger on back when the driver lost control and the ATV overturned. The passenger's leg was trapped under the ATV. The passenger was flown to an area hospital for precautionary measures. CASE #9371-15.

2/18/2015 THEFT: A victim reported unknown suspect(s) used her credit card to make fraudulent purchases. Case remains open. CASE #9496-15.

2/18/2015 THEFT: A victim, who resides in Clements, reported unknown suspect(s) stole his open landscape trailer sometime during the past several days. Case remains open. CASE #9483-15.

2/18/2015 BURGLARY: (3) three victim who store items in a barn in Clements reported unknown suspect(s) entered the barn and stole numerous items of property. Case remains open. CASE #9499-15.

2/19/2015 THEFT: A victim, who resides in Tall Timbers, reported unknown suspect(s) stole a enclosed motorcycle trailer from the community lot. Case remains open. CASE #9557-15.

2/20/2015 FRAUD: A victim, who resides on Oak Crest Lane, reported unknown suspect(s) fraudulently filed federal income taxes using his information. CASE #9778-15.

2/21/2015 BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) entered a vacant home in Great Mills causing damage. CASE #10192-15.

2/23/2015 BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) entered Sailing Specialties located on Commerce Avenue in Hollywood and stole cash. Case remains open. CASE #10439-15.

2/24/2015 FRAUD: A victim, who resides in Mechanicsville, reported unknown suspect(s) fraudulently filed federal income taxes using their information. CASE #10548-15.

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY AT LEXINGTON PARK WENDY'S: On February 2, at 11:19 PM, Deputy Schultz responded to the Wendy's restaurant on Great Mills Road for a reported robbery. An employee was serving a customer at the drive through window when an unidentified black male suspect stepped between the car and the window. The suspect pressed what the employee believed was a weapon into her stomach and demanded money. When the employee did not hand over money, the suspect climbed partially into the window and attempted to steal the cash register. The suspect was unable to remove the register and fled on foot toward the Patuxent Homes subdivision. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 18 to 20 years of age, wearing all black clothing with a black ski mask over his face. At the time the crime occurred, two additional unidentified black males were seen standing nearby. Both fled with the suspect after the crime was committed.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of this suspect or about this crime in general is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333, or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to '"CRIMES" (274637). You may also contact Deputy A. Schultz at 301.475.4200 X 1953.

Arrests

VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER: On February 11, Deputy K. Molitor responded to St. Mary’s Square in Lexington Park for the report of a protective order violation. The victim alleged that suspect Anthony Michael Lagana, 22, of Lexington Park, contacted the victim by text message in violation of an active protective order. After confirming the text message had been sent by Lagana, Deputy Molitor located Lagana and placed him under arrest. Lagana was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where a further search of his property was conducted. Suspected marijuana was found inside his wallet during the search. Lagana was charged with Violation Exparte Order and Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance in Place of Confinement. CASE #8172-15.

FALSE STATEMENT TO POLICE OFFICER: On February 12, Deputy Schultz responded to the Super 8 Motel located on Three Notch Road in California for a reported theft. The alleged victims, Jamie Tyshai Phaneuf, 21, of Curtis Bay, and Trinik Shatega Barnett, 20, of California, reported a blue Hewlett Packard brand laptop (owned by Barnett), and 2 bottles of lotion were stolen from their motel room while they were gone for the day. While Deputy Schultz conducted his investigation inside the motel, Deputy S. Cameron located Trinik Barnett’s vehicle in the parking lot. Deputy Cameron was able to see what appeared to be the corner of a blue laptop inside a shopping bag in the back seat of the vehicle. Upon further inspection of the laptop in the vehicle, Deputy Schultz determined it was a blue Hewlett Packard brand laptop; identical to the one Barnett was reporting stolen. Deputy Schultz confronted Barnett with the discovery; she had earlier denied owning any other laptops. Barnett then indicated she owned two blue Hewlett Packard laptops and the one in the vehicle was hers also. Phaneuf then told Deputy Schultz the laptop in the vehicle belonged to her boyfriend. Barnett and Phaneuf were placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. Both were charged with False Statement to Police Officer. CASE #8504-15.

POSSESSION CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE: On February 14, Deputy Krum stopped a 2012 Chevrolet for a traffic violation on Medley’s Lane in Mechanicsville. Deputy Krum conducted a wanted check for the front seat passenger identified as Joseph Anthony Scriber, 48, of Mechanicsville. Dispatch indicated Scriber had an outstanding warrant for his arrest through the Maryland State Police. Scriber was placed under arrest and searched. Deputy Krum located a smoking device in Scriber’s pants pocket and a baggie containing suspected cocaine. Two pills (suspected vicoden) were located in Scriber’s jacket pocket along with a straw. Scriber was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with 2 counts Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance: Not Marijuana and 2 counts Possession Paraphernalia. The warrant was also served for Failure to Appear in Court for Driving While Suspended. CASE #8874-15.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On February 14, Corporal Rogers responded to the Sweet Frog located in California for a motor vehicle accident with a disturbance. The investigation revealed the suspect, identified as [REDACTED; charges were dropped on 09-JUN-2015], began arguing with the victim after [REDACTED] allegedly struck the victim’s vehicle while backing into a parking spot. [REDACTED] then pushed the victim as she made her way into the Sweet Frog. Corporal Rogers asked [REDACTED] for her insurance information at which time she began to yell profanity. She was asked to calm down and stop yelling profanity several times and she refused. [REDACTED]’s friend attempted to calm her down to no avail. Patrons from nearby shops came outside to see what was happening. Corporal Rogers placed [REDACTED] under arrest and transported her to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault and Disorderly Conduct. CASE #8869-15.

FALSE REPORT: On February 17, Deputy H. Smith responded to the intersection of Great Mills Road and Old Great Mills Road, for a hit and run vehicle collision. The driver who remained on the scene reported he was traveling westbound on Great Mills Road when a vehicle turned in front of him from Old Great Mills Road. The driver did not have time to stop and the two vehicles collided head on. The white female driver of the other vehicle, a silver Mercedes, briefly stopped then drove off. Deputy Smith located the silver Mercedes on Tower Lane unoccupied. The owner of the vehicle indicated her daughter, identified as suspect Melissa Lynn Boyd, 45, of Lexington Park, had possession of the vehicle. In the meantime, Boyd called the Sheriff’s Office to report the car stolen. Boyd indicated she believed one of her friends stole the vehicle. Boyd was subsequently identified as the driver of the Mercedes who caused the collision and fled the scene. Boyd was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with False Statement to Police Officer, Driving While Suspended, and Failure to Remain at the Scene of an Accident. CASE #9422-15.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On February 18, Deputy Teague responded to a residence on Valley Court for an assault. The victim alleged suspect Sirquon Derrick Brooks, 31, of Lexington Park, slapped, punched and scratched the victim after an argument over infidelity. Deputy Teague observed fresh evidence of injury on the victim. Brooks was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #9597-15.

PROPERTY DESTRUCTION: On February 20, Deputy Teague responded to Susie Court in California for the report of a burglary to a motor vehicle. The victim alleged Roger Lee Pritchard III, 23, of Clements, was inside her vehicle. Deputy Teague located Pritchard who indicated he had been in the vehicle and had stolen the fuse to the fuel pump in an effort to render the vehicle inoperable. Witnesses reported Pritchard entered the vehicle and was looking around inside. He then opened the hood to take the fuse. Pritchard was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Rogue and Vagabond, Property Destruction Over $1,000, and Theft Under $100.00. CASE #9862-15.

ASSAULT: On February 23, Deputy D. Smith responded to a residence on Sugar Maple Court in California for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect Tammie Lynn Boyle, 52, of California, grabbed the victim’s forearm during an argument. Boyle scratched the victim’s arm in the process. Deputy Smith observed fresh evidence of injury on the victim’s arm. Boyle was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #10573-15.

COUNTERFEIT SUSPECTS ARRESTED BY PATROL: On February 24, Corporal Reppel responded to the WaWa located on Three Notch Road after an employee reported a suspect was attempting to pass a counterfeit twenty dollar bill. The suspect had left the store prior to the arrival of police, however the employee provided a description of the vehicle being operated by the suspect—a white, Pontiac, 4 door. Deputies saw the vehicle matching the description while responding and were able to stop it. A male in the back seat matched the description of the suspect who attempted to pass the counterfeit bill provided by the store employee. The suspect was identified as William Edward Johnson 3rd, 24, of Oxon Hill. Located in his pocket was the counterfeit twenty dollar bill. Suspect John Delonte Johnson, 22, of Landover, was located in the back seat of the vehicle as well. A counterfeit twenty dollar bill was located in his pocket. A third counterfeit twenty was located in the back seat of the vehicle. Both suspects were placed under arrest, transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Currency: Make Image and Possession Forged Currency (both felony charges).

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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