LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 18, 2015)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
Cases of Note
DEATH INVESTIGATION IN LEXINGTON PARK: On May 15 at approximately 1:04 p.m., deputies assigned to patrol and the Lexington Park COPs Unit responded to the wooded area behind Nicolet Park for a death investigation. Deputies made contact with a complainant who advised his fiancé, victim Amiee Lynn Jones, had died unexpectedly in her sleep. The couple had been living in a tent in the wooded area. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded and assumed the investigation. No indications of foul play were observed and a Forensic Investigator responded to the scene. The victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiners Office for an autopsy.
SUSPECT CHARGED WITH CONTAMINATING MILK: On May 6, a victim, who resides at a residence on Finch Court, responded to Sheriff's Office headquarters to report a peace order violation. The victim indicated on 5/4/15, she and two additional victims returned home after being gone for most of the day. The victims poured milk, which had been stored in the home's refrigerator, into glasses to drink during dinner. After one of the victim's swallowed some of the milk, she began to choke on a substance in the milk. She then coughed up the substance and discovered what appeared to be human skin. The second victim swallowed some of the milk and also felt something in the liquid. She immediately began to gag and cough up the milk along with the substance. The third victim poured the milk but never drank it. They subsequently poured the remainder of the milk into a strainer and found what appeared to be human skin shavings in the milk container. The victim's alleged another roommate in the home, identified as Sarah Preston Schrock, age 56, of Mechanicsville, shaves the bottoms of her feet and keeps the skin in trays in her bedroom.
Schrock was issued a peace order on 5/1/2015 with the protected parties being one of the victims. On 5/3/2015, Schrock was arrested for violating the order, however she returned to the residence that same evening upon her release. She was home alone in the residence for most of the day on 5/4/2015.
Schrock was located and placed under arrest. She was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Felony Contaminating/Poisoning Food/Drink, 3 counts of 2nd Degree Assault, and Violation of Peace Order by Corporal Jaime Davis. CASE #25865-15
FATAL CRASH ON NEWTOWNE NECK ROAD IN LEONARDTOWN: On May at 3:00 a.m., Corporal J. Somerville was conducting a premise check at the Exxon when a citizen informed him of an overturned vehicle on Newtowne Neck Road in the area of Rosebank Road.
Deputies searched the area and located a Ford F-150 overturned resting in a ditch on its roof. The driver, and sole occupant, identified as Barry Dale Whittington, Jr., age 32, of Leonardtown, was pronounced dead on the scene.
Members of the Sheriff's Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. The preliminary investigation indicated the truck was traveling northbound on Newtowne Neck Road. For unknown reasons, the truck left the roadway as it approached Rosebank Road. The truck then traveled along a ditch before striking a culvert and overturning. Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash.
Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to call Deputy C. Beyer at 301.475.4040. The investigation is ongoing and additional information will be released as it is developed.
ASSAULT: On May 1, Deputy Bare responded to a residence in the 22000 block of Farrell Way in Avenue, for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged suspect Abby Lynn Cooper, age 22, of Avenue, shoved the victim into the frame of a door during an argument over finances. Deputy Bare observed a scratch on the victims arm. Cooper was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #25186-15
ASSAULT: On May 2, Deputy K. Molitor responded to a residence in the 21000 block of Lexwood Court in Lexington Park, for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect Steven Richard West, age 35, of Lexington Park, threw a can of cooking spray at the victim. The can struck the victim in the abdomen leaving a red mark. West was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #25416-15
BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: On May 2 at 6:10 p.m., Deputy H. Smith responded to the McDonalds restaurant located on Great Mills Road, for a reported burglary to a motor vehicle. The victim reported he had been working in the area and believed at some point his wallet was stolen from his unsecured truck. The victims bank had also informed him one of his credit cards had been used at multiple business in the Lexington Park area. Deputy Smith began responding to the businesses to investigate the credit card usages. One of the businesses captured the transaction on video and Deputy Smith was able to see the suspect along with store employees. A short time later, a store employee spotted the suspect at another nearby restaurant and notified Deputy Smith. Deputy Smith contacted the suspect, identified as Shanae Elizabeth Dorsey, age 25, of Leonardtown and placed her under arrest. Dorsey was transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center and charged with Theft Under $1,000 and Rogue and Vagabond. CASE #25481-15
PEACE ORDER VIOLATION: On May 3, Deputy Steinbach responded to a residence on Finch Court in Mechanicsville, for a reported violation of an active peace order. The victim alleged suspect Sarah Preston Schrock, age 56, of Mechanicsville, contacted the victim verbally in violation of the peace order. Schrock was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. She was charged with Failure to Comply with Peace Order. CASE #25616-15
ASSAULT: On May 3, Deputy Tirpak responded to a residence on Jay Dee Court in Lexington Park, for a domestic assault in progress. The victim alleged suspect Eundra Keffi Hensley, age 41, of Hollywood, struck the victim in the face and head with her fist during an argument. Deputy Tirpak observed fresh injury to the victims eye. Hensley was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #25625-15
PROPERTY DESTRUCTION: On May 3, Deputy Schultz responded to a residence on Ellenbee Court in Lexington Park, for a reported disturbance. Relatives reported suspect Tyrone Corde Claggett, age 28, of Prince Frederick, began breaking things inside the home while under the influence of drugs. Claggett then went outside and proceeded to strike a neighbors car with a piece of wood for no apparent reason. The damage to the car was estimated to be $700.00. Claggett was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. He was charged with Malicious destruction of Property. CASE #25690-15
CONTRABAND PLACE OF CONFINEMENT: On May 5, Deputy McCuen responded to the St. Marys County Detention Center. Corrections staff entered the cell of suspect Terrell Anthony Duckett, age 18, of Great Mills, after he was heard banging on the cell door. Correctional Officer Bowling observed Duckett in possession of a handcrafted dagger type object, commonly referred to as a shank. Duckett was charged with Possession Contraband in Place of Confinement. CASE #25970-15
ASSAULT: On May 6, Corporal Smolarsky responded to a residence on Goddard Court in Leonardtown, for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect Damian Lamont Rogers, age 40, of Glen Burnie, grabbed the victim around the throat with his hands. The victim had fresh signs of injury. Rogers was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #26201-15
REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER ON RESTRICTED PROPERTY: On May 6 at 10:41 a.m., Detective Corporal Raddatz received information suspect Robert Edward Hall, age 53, of Lexington Park, was at the Lexington Park Elementary School. Hall is a Tier 3 Registered Sex Offender. Patrol deputies immediately responded to the school and located Hall in the main office. Hall was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center by Corporal Moritz. He was charged with Registered Sex Offender Entering Restricted Property. CASE #26218-15
VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER: On May 6, Deputy Wesner responded to a residence on Indian Way in Lexington Park, for an unrelated matter. Suspect William Joseph Flanagin, JR., age 37, of Lexington Park, was located inside the residence in violation of an active protective order. Flanagin was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. He was charged with Violation Protective Order. CASE #26328-15
PROPERTY DESTRUCTION: On May 6, deputies located suspect Andre Moreno OBrien, age 30, of no fixed address, on Prather Drive. OBrien was wanted on an outstanding bench warrant for violation of probation. OBrien was arrested without incident and placed into a marked police car to be transported to the detention center. OBrien kicked the rear windshield out of the police car. He was then placed into another police car for transport at which time he spit repeatedly all over the inside of the car. OBrien was charged with 2 counts of Property Destruction by Deputy Steinbach. CASE #26286-15
ASSAULT: On May 7, Corporal Seyfried responded to a residence on Cresent Lane in Mechanicsville, for a reported assault in progress. The victim alleged suspect Christina Suzanne Buckler, age 37, of Mechanicsville, slapped, pushed, and scratched the victim during an argument. The victim had visible signs of injury. Buckler was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #26363-15
ASSAULT: On May 7, Deputy Roszell responded to a residence in the 13000 block of Point Lookout Road in Ridge, for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged on 5/6/15 suspect Marcus Donar Hatzel, age 49, of Ridge, and began pushing the victim and threw the victim around in the kitchen causing injury to the victims elbows. Hatzel was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #26523-15
5/2/2015 BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) entered a vacant residence in Avenue and stole property. CASE #25449-15
5/3/2015 BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) entered a shed on Lenore Court in Mechanicsville, and stole a tractor. Case remains open. CASE #25604-15
5/5/2015 THEFT: Unknown suspect(s) stole the wheels, brake pads and rotors from a vehicle for sale at Lexington Park Ford located on Great Mills Road. CASE #25968-15
5/5/2015 BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE: Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a vehicle parked at the Home 2 Suites in Lexington Park and stole the stereo system. CASE #25969-15
5/7/2015 BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence located on Erin Drive in Mechanicsville, through an unlocked door. Once inside, suspect(s) stole money. CASE #26415-15
5/8/2015 THEFT MOTOR VEHICLE: On 5/6/2015, the owner of a 1997 Chrysler Town and Country van left the vehicle in the parking lot of the Super 8 Motel in Lexington Park, after the vehicle broke down. Unknown suspect(s) operating a tow truck removed the vehicle. The vehicle was not towed by the motel staff. CASE #26540-15
5/9/2015 ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) tampered with a lock on the victim's barn located on Deerhaven Lane. CASE #26711-15
5/9/2015 BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE: Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's unlocked vehicle and stole property. Suspect(s) also scratched the vehicle. CASE #26853-15
5/10/2015 BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) entered a home located on Halsey Court in California and stole several items of property. CASE #27052-15
5/11/2015 PROPERTY DESTRUCTION: Unknown suspect(s) broke a driver's side window on the victim's vehicle located on Winding Way. CASE #27097-15
5/11/2015 PROPERTY DESTRUCTION: Unknown suspect(s) threw several eggs at the victim's vehicle while she traveled along Colton's Point Road. CASE #27125-15
5/11/2015 BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) forced entry in a residence located on South Essex Drive in Lexington Park. Nothing appeared to have been stolen. CASE #27131-15
5/13/2015 BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE: Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle on Baringer Drive in California, and stole property. CASE #27535-15
5/13/2015 THEFT: Unknown suspect(s) stole a Quick Attach bucket used on a Bobcat from a vacant lot in Charlotte Hall. CASE #27681-15
5/14/2015 PROPERTY DESTRUCTION: Unknown suspect(s) punctured all 4 tires and spray painted a victim's while the vehicle was parked on Jeeter Way. The crime occurred sometime during the last month. CASE #27760-15
5/14/2015 BURGLARY, THEFT MOTOR VEHICLE: Corporal Kirkner recovered an abandoned Yamaha dirt bike at Myrtle Point State Park. A short time later, the bike was reported stolen from a shed on Poplar Lane in Lexington Park. Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the shed and stole the bike sometime during the previous night. CASE #27705-15
5/15/2015 BURGLARY: Sometime over the past month, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a shed located in the 20000 block of Hermanville Road and stole property. CASE #27993-15
5/15/2015 BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence located on Marshall Boulevard in Lexington Park. Nothing appeared to have been stolen. CASE #28154-15
5/16/2015 ASSAULT, STABBING: A male victim arrived at MedStar St. Mary's Hospital with non life-threatening lacerations. A crime scene was located in Lexington Park. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded and assumed the investigation. Additional information will be released as it is developed. CASE #28312-15
5/16/2015 SHOOTING COMPLAINT: Deputies responded to the Westbury Subdivision after a caller to 9 1 1 reported hearing shots fired in the area. No suspects or evidence was located. CASE #28313-15
5/17/2015 THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE: Unknown suspect(s) stole a 2010 Kawaski EX 250 Ninja Motorcycle from a parking lot located on King Way in California.
5/18/2015 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle in St. James and stole property. CASE #28498-15
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