LEONARDTOWN, Md. (June 4, 2015)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
JUVENILE CHARGED WITH ASSAULT AFTER STABBING: On June 3, at 10:26 p.m., deputies responded to a residence on Rustic Way for a reported stabbing. The investigation revealed a 35-year-old male who resides at the address came home intoxicated. He began to argue with a female victim in the home. The argument turned physical when the male began to strike the female repeatedly, then drag her from the bed. A 14-year-old male, who also resides in the home, retrieved a knife and stabbed the older male in the back several times. The older male was subsequently transported to MedStar St. Mary's Hospital by the female for treatment, prior to deputies arriving on the scene. He was then transferred to an area hospital for further treatment; his wounds were not considered to be life-threatening. The case was reviewed by State's Attorney's Office personnel who advised to charge the male juvenile with 2nd Degree Assault. The juvenile was charged and released to a relative. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.
THEFT: On May 31, Deputy Tirpak responded to the Target store located in California for a reported theft. A loss prevention employee said they watched a female suspect select several items of childrens clothing and conceal them in her purse. The woman then left the store without paying for the merchandise. Suspect Christina Rebecca Davis, age 35, of California, was charged with Theft Under $1,000 by criminal citation. The value of the stole merchandise was over $220.00. CASE # 31815-15.
THEFT: On June 2, Deputy L. Johnson responded to the Belk store located in California for a reported theft. A loss prevention employee said she observed suspect Aura Garcia Grego, age 54, of Lexington Park, take a Belk shopping bag from behind the counter and place several pieces of merchandise inside. Grego then exited the store without paying. Grego was charged with Theft Under $1,000 by criminal citation. The value of the stolen merchandise was over $290.00. CASE #32299-15.
THEFT: On June 2, Deputy Siciliano responded to the Target store located in California for a reported theft. Suspect Sheree Denise Kasulaitis, age 46, of Mechanicsville, allegedly selected several pieces of merchandise and attempted to leave the store without paying. She was charged with Theft Under $1,000 by criminal citation. The value of the stolen merchandise was over $360.00. CASE #32220-15.
THEFT: On June 3, Corporal Corcoran responded to the Target store located in California for a reported theft. A loss prevention employee said they observed suspect Jordan Lenee Newman, age 24, of California, concealing merchandise in her purse. Newman then attempted to leave the store without paying. Newman was charged with Theft Under $1,000 by criminal citation. The value of the stolen merchandise was over $130.00. CASE #32503-15.
FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT: On May 29, Deputy Steinbach responded to a residence on Gerards Cove Road in Abell for a domestic assault in progress with a knife. On arrival, suspect Michael Aquedo Torres, age 39, of Abell, was being restrained by a male victim inside the home. Torres was taken into custody after a brief struggle with deputies. The investigation revealed Torres pushed the first male victim during an argument over Torres alleged drug abuse. A short time later, a female victim confronted Torres at which time he pushed her to the floor damaging personal property of the victims in the process. After learning about the two victims being assaulted by Torres, a third male victim confronted Torres. Torres pulled out a knife and threatened the third victim. The third victim was able to disarm Torres and restrain him until deputies arrived. Torres was transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center and charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault and Resisting Arrest. CASE #31421-15.
ASSAULT: On May 30, Corporal Moritz responded to a residence on Suwanne Place in Lexington Park for a disturbance. The victim alleged suspect Tyriel Lavar Gantt, age 18, of Lexington Park, struck the victim in the face with his hand. He then pushed the victim to the floor by the neck causing the victim to hit the bathtub. Corporal Moritz observed injuries on the victim consistent with the allegations. Gantt was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #31613-15.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT, ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICER: On May 30, Corporal OConnor responded to the Seabreeze Restaurant after callers reported an intoxicated female walking in the roadway on Sandgates Road. Corporal OConnor located the female, identified as Amy Michelle Drye, age 35, of Broomes Island. Drye was wearing little clothing and appeared to be heavily intoxicated. Corporal OConnor attempted to find her a ride home, however she remained uncooperative after friends and family refused to pick her up. Drye began to scream obscenities at another person in the area. She was told to stop several times by Corporal OConnor but refused. Corporal OConnor placed Drye under arrest for public intoxication. As Corporal OConnor began to search Drye, she tried to kick Corporal OConnor several times and missed. Drye was transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center and charged with Public Intoxication; Endangerment, 2nd Degree Assault, and Disorderly Conduct. CASE #31668-15.
HINDERING, RESISTING ARREST: On May 31, deputies were investigating a burglary to a residence located on Castaway Circle in Lexington Park when a crowd began to form outside of the home. During the course of the investigation, Corporal Vizzosi identified a male juvenile as a suspect in the burglary. He approached the juvenile to place him under arrest. At that time, a female identified as Lakeisha Lashawn Kelson, age 28, of Lexington Park, pushed Corporal Vizzosi and began pulling the juvenile away. Corporal Moritz and Trooper Ganeshananda grabbed Kelson and attempted to place her under arrest. Kelson resisted arrested by continuing to pull away from officers and push her body off the hood of the police car. Kelson was placed under arrest after a short struggle. As a result, the crowd grew larger. K9 units had to respond to keep the crowd back in order to continue the investigation. Kelson was transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center and charged with Obstructing/Hindering, Resisting Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct. CASE #31808-15.
VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER: On May 28, Deputy Logue responded to a residence on Breton Beach Road in Leonardtown for a reported violation of a protective order. The victim alleged suspect Thomas Edward Higgs, age 61, of Leonardtown, came to door and asked for a cup of coffee in violation of an active protective order. The order states Higgs is not allowed on the victims property. Higgs was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. He was charged with Violation of Protective Order. CASE #30998-15.
ASSAULT: On June 1, deputies responded to a residence on Gunther Drive in Mechanicsville for a domestic assault in progress. The victim alleged suspect David Eric Bishop, age 42, of Mechanicsville, became angry after the victim asked him to take a urine test for drugs. Bishop took the test and gave it to the victim. The victim ran from the home and was chased down by Bishop. The victim and Bishop wrestled over the drug test and were eventually separated by other family members. The victim had visible injuries as a result of being taken to the ground. Bishop was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault by Corporal J. Yingling. CASE #32013-15.
ASSAULT: On June 1, Deputy Schultz responded to a residence on Suwanne Place in Lexington Park for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect Tyriel Lavar Gantt, age 18, of Lexington Park, walked up and slapped the victim in the face, twice. Gantt then walked into the house and broke one of the window panes in the door with his fist. Gantt was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #31894-15.
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