LEONARDTOWN, Md. (July 21, 2015)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following arrest reports.
Suspect Charged in Burglary to Abell's Tavern & Other Crimes
On June 28, at 4:40 a.m., deputies responded to Abell's Tavern located at 20281 Piney Point Road in Callaway for an alarm activation. Deputies found the front glass door shattered and the cash register missing. An undisclosed amount of money was inside the register at the time. A Lottery machine was also damaged during the burglary.
Video surveillance footage depicted a white male suspect inside the business. A white Ford F150 truck was also captured on camera coming and going from the business at the time of the burglary.
On June 29, the suspect in the video was positively identified as Martin Bray IV, age 40, of no fixed address, by Sheriff's Office deputies who had prior contact with Bray.
Also on June 28th at 7:24 a.m., a victim who resides on Hollywood Road in Leonardtown, reported his white 2009 Ford F150 stolen from the front of his home sometime during the previous night. The victim's truck was subsequently identified as the one seen on video surveillance footage during the Abell's Tavern burglary.
On July 12th, the stolen truck was recovered in Dameron, stripped of valuable parts.
On June 29th, Detective Hulse from the Criminal Investigations Division obtained an arrest warrant for Bray. On July 3rd, Bray was apprehended and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. The warrant was served charging Bray with 2nd Degree Burglary, Theft $10,000 to $100,00, Property Destruction, Unlawful Taking Motor Vehicle, and Theft Under $1,000.
At the time of his arrest, Bray was already wanted by the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office for an earlier vehicle theft and burglary. On June 1, a victim who resides on St. James Church Road in Lexington Park, reported his 2010 Chevrolet truck stolen. Ten bags of mulch and a leaf blower were in the bed of the truck at the time of the theft. Money was also stolen from inside the cab of the truck. Detectives assumed the investigation and developed Bray as a suspect. Witnesses later identified Bray as operating the truck after it had been stolen, as well as attempting to sell the stolen mulch.
Also on June 1st, a burglary was reported by a victim who resides on Earl Dean Road in Lexington Park. The victim's garage was entered and a commercial pressure washer was stolen. Bray was identified as a suspect after he sold the stolen pressure washer to a witness. On June 11, Detective Alexander obtained an arrest warrant for Bray, charging him with Theft $10,000 to $100,00, Rogue and Vagabond, 2nd Degree Burglary, 2 COUNTS Theft Under $1,000. This warrant was served on July 3rd.
Additional charges are pending against Bray regarding the 2009 Ford F150 recovered in Dameron stripped of parts.
Detectives Make Arrests in Smash & Grab Commercial Burglaries
Between 6/9/2015 and 6/22/2015, patrol officers from the St. Marys County Sheriffs Office responded to various businesses throughout the county for burglar alarm activations. Upon their arrival, officers observed the front glass entrance doors to the businesses had been shattered. Once the glass had been broken, suspects entered the businesses and removed various items of value to include scratch off tickets and U.S currency. Subsequently, the investigations were transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division (CID).
Detectives were able to connect the suspects, Kabriahna Bonds, 22 years old, of Lexington Park, Kevin Proctor, 19 years old, of Lexington Park, and Robert Proctor, 26 years old, of no fixed address, with property taken from one of the businesses. Search and seizure warrants were executed at a residence in Lexington Park and on a vehicle used in the burglaries resulting in the recovery of evidence implicating the suspects.
Both Kabriahna Bonds and Kevin Proctor were charged with four counts of second degree burglary, one count of attempted second degree burglary, one count of theft $10,000 to under a $100,000, three counts of theft $1,000 to under $10,000 and five counts of malicious destruction of property. Both remain incarcerated at the St. Marys County Detention Center. Bonds is being held on a $50,000 bond and Proctor is being held on a $90,000 bond.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Robert Proctor. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the St. Marys County Sheriffs Office at 301-475-8008 or the investigating Detective, Melissa Hulse at 301-475-4200 ext 1996.
The investigation is on-going and charges are anticipated on other individuals involved.
TODD MAY CHARGED WITH 3 ARMED ROBBERIES BY DETECTIVES: On June 14, at approximately 9:00 PM, suspect Todd O'Neil May, age 44, of Brandywine, turned himself in at Sheriff's Office Headquarters after seeing himself on the internet and learning a warrant had been issued for his arrest in connection with the Burchmart, Dollar General, and 7-Eleven armed robberies. May was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he was served an arrest warrant charging him with: 3 counts- Armed Robbery; 3 counts Robbery; 3 counts 1st Degree Assault; 3 counts 2nd Degree Assault; and 3 counts Theft Under $1,000.
DETECTIVES ARREST 2 SUSPECTS FOR MULTIPLE RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES: On 06/23/2015, Nicholas Irwin Sisler, age 32, and Wendell Ignatius Ford, Jr., age 25, both of Lexington Park, were identified by detectives as suspects in several recent daytime residential burglaries in the south end of St. Mary's County. When the suspects were located, they were found in possession of property taken from some of the recently reported residential burglaries. Nicholas Sisler and Wendell Ford, Jr. were arrested and charged with burglary, theft and malicious property destruction. Both suspects were transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where they were held on $7,500.00 bond. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges for similar residential burglaries are anticipated.
SUSPECT CHARGED WITH CHILD ABUSE AFTER GIVING MARIJUANA TO JUVENILES: On July 3 at 1:30a.m., deputies responded to a residence on TreeTop Rd. in Lexington Park to check the welfare of several juveniles at a private residence. Information was received that the suspect, Tabitha A. Cassidy, age 45, of Lexington Park, had provided marijuana to several juveniles at a birthday party held at Cassidys residence. Contact was made with Cassidy who advised she had provided marijuana to three juveniles ranging in ages from 13 to 14. It was further determined Cassidy had provided marijuana to a 6-year-old child by attempting to teach the child how to inhale marijuana through a smoking device. A search of her residence revealed suspected marijuana and various smoking devices used to ingest Controlled Dangerous Substances. Cassidy was arrested, charged with 4 Counts of 2nd Degree Child Abuse, 4 Counts of Contributing to Delinquency of a Minor, and Possession of Marijuana. Cassidy is currently being held at the St. Marys County Detention Center under NO BOND.
ARREST DOMESTIC RELATED STABBING: On June 12, deputies responded to a residence on Windward Circle for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect Kendra Anna Thomas, age 33, of Lexington Park, engaged in an argument. Thomas fled downstairs and retrieved a knife. She returned to the victim and began slashing the victim with the knife. The victim sustained lacerations on the left side of the face and left forearm. The wounds were not life-threatening. Thomas was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. She was charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault by Deputy D. Smith. CASE #34318-15.
COUNTERFEIT COMPLAINT: On June 29, Corporal Moritz responded to the McDonalds restaurant located on Great Mills Road for the report of a suspect attempting to pass a counterfeit bill. An employee showed Corporal Moritz the $50 bill, which was obviously counterfeit, and provided a description of the suspect and the vehicle he was operating. Based on the description of the suspect and his vehicle, Corporal Moritz believed the suspect to be Alexander Yates Mills, age 25, of Hollywood. Corporal Moritz located Mills and placed him under arrest on outstanding warrants for theft and failure to appear in court. Additional evidence was gathered supporting Mills attempted to pass counterfeit currency not only at the McDonalds, but at the Donut Connection located in Millison Plaza. Mills was transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center and charged with Possession of Counterfeit Currency. The outstanding warrants were also served. CASE #37991-15.
THEFT: On July 1, Deputy Lawrence responded to a residence on Brown Road in Leonardtown for a reported theft. The investigation revealed suspect Corey Robert Woodburn, age 20, of Callaway, made numerous ATM transactions using the victims debit card without the victims knowledge or permission. The total amount of money stolen from the victims bank account was over $11,700.00. Woodburn was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. He was charged with Theft $10,000 to $100,00 and Theft Scheme $10,000 to $100.00. CASE #38537-15
THEFT: On July 2, Deputy Cole responded to the Family Dollar store located in Great Mills for the report of a shoplifter. Employees identified the suspect and alleged she had placed several items of merchandise in her handbag. Corporal Snyder contacted the suspect, identified as Leeche Monia Gross, age 18, of Great Mills, and found several items of merchandise in her handbag that she had not paid for. Gross was charged with Theft Under $100 by criminal citation. CASE #38764-15
DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On July 3, Deputy Bare responded to a residence in the 27000 block of Mechanicsville Road for a fight in progress. The investigation revealed, suspect Samantha Joell Faucette, age 24, of Mechanicsville, attempted to run the victims vehicle off of the road. There were 4 occupants inside the victims vehicle at the time of the incident. When the victim stopped to confront Faucette, she struck the victim in the face with her fist. Faucette was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault, and 4 counts of Reckless Endangerment. CASE #38885-15
THEFT: On July 4, Deputy Siciliano responded to the Early Bird store located on Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood for a reported theft. Suspect Glenn Scott Greenwell, age 43, of Hollywood, placed a bottle of scotch in the front of his pants and attempted to leave without paying. Greenwell was charged with Theft Under $100 by criminal citation. CASE #39262-15
ASSAULT: On July 4, Deputy Kerns responded to the St. Marys County Detention Center for a fight between in mates. The investigation revealed inmate Charles Leonard Hall III, age 21, of Lexington Park, struck the victim inmate during an argument. Hall was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.
TRESPASSING, RESISTING ARREST: On July 4, Corporal Raddatz responded to a large disturbance on Valley Drive in Lexington Park. On arrival, several subject—mostly juveniles—ran behind the Home 2 Hotel owned by Cherry Cove Development. Corporal Raddatz ordered the subjects off of the property and they left. A short time later, 2 cars returned with several of the same subjects. They were all ordered again to leave by Corporal Raddatz. Suspect Curtis Andre Brown, Jr., age 25, of California, exited one of the vehicles and was told to leave. Brown refused to leave and was advised he was under arrest. Brown pulled away from Corporal Raddatz and attempted to flee. Browns mother pushed Corporal Raddatz in an effort to prevent him from arresting Brown. Brown was subsequently taken into custody and arrested. He was transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center and charged with Trespassing and Resisting Arrest. CASE #39080-15
VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER: On July 7, Deputy Schultz was present in District Court in Leonardtown, when he observed a male subject, later identified as Michael Aguedo Torres, age 39, of Abell, acting in a strange manner. Torres changed seats several times and appeared to be trying to whisper something to the victim who was seated in the courtroom. The victim looked over at Deputy Schultz with concern. At that time, Deputy Schultz contacted Torres and conducted an investigation, which revealed Torres spoke to the victim in an attempt to get the victim to drop the charges against him. There was an active protective order against Torres prohibiting him from having contact with the victim. Torres was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. He was charged with Violation of Protective Order. CASE #39812-15
FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT: On July 7, Deputy Tirpak responded to Essex Drive in Lexington Park for a reported disturbance. The victim alleged suspect James Patrick Cusick, Jr., age 38, of Lexington Park, struck the victim in the head with a star shaped lamp. One of the points of the star punctured the victims head causing a substantial injury. When a female neighbor intervened, Cusick threw a metal chair, striking the neighbor in the leg. Cusick was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. He was charged with 1st Degree Assault and 2 counts of 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #39912-15
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On July 7, Deputy Wilson responded to a residence on Coles Drive in Hollywood for a disturbance. Deputies were already on the scene conducting a missing person investigation. Suspect Sharon Elizabeth Moore, age 52, of Hollywood, began to yell profanity at deputies looking for the missing juvenile. Moore was advised to stop using profane language and to leave the property. She began to leave only to stop, turn around and yell at civilians and officers on the scene. Moore continued to refuse all orders to leave and was advised she was under arrest. Moore was transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center and charged with Trespassing, Disorderly Conduct, and Failure to Obey a Lawful Order. CASE #39792-15
FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT: On June 19, deputies responded to Missouri Avenue in Lexington Park for a disturbance. The investigation revealed suspect Jeremiah Lee Logan, age 34, of Lexington Park, produced a knife and walked toward a male victim during the incident. Logan was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. He was charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #36108-15
ASSAULT ON CORRECTIONAL OFFICER: On June 23, inmate Jared Lee Mansfield, age 27, of Hughesville, was released from his cell to order commissary items. As he walked past Correctional Officer J. Anderson, Mansfield kicked CO Anderson in the left leg. Mansfield was charged with Assault on DOC Employee by Corporal D. Snyder. CASE #36967-15
THEFT: On June 26, DFC Knott responded to the Thomas Somerville Company located on Airport View Drive in Hollywood for a reported theft. An employee showed a male customer a set of air-conditioning test gauges valued at $403.00. The customer (suspect) left without purchasing the gauges. A short time later, the same suspect entered the contractors entrance went behind the counter and stole the gauges. An employee obtained the registration to the vehicle the suspect was seen getting into. The suspect, identified as Michael Shay Gelzer, age 50, of Hollywood, was located at his residence. Gelzer was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. He was charged with Theft Under $1,000. CASE #37514-15
FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT: On June 26, Deputy McLure responded to a residence in the 21000 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park for a domestic assault. The victim alleged suspect Franklin Severe, Jr., age 56, of Lexington Park, struck the victim in the head with a wooden paper towel holder during an argument. The victim sustained a large laceration and lump to the forehead. Severe was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. He was charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #37458-15
FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT: On June 26, Deputy Logue responded to Wolftrap Street in Lexington Park for a reported assault with a knife (in progress). On arrival, a male victim reported suspect Brandon Nathaniel Thomas, age 20, of Lexington Park, was upstairs with a knife. Deputy Logue encountered Thomas with the knife and ordered him several times to drop it. Thomas dropped the knife and was taken into custody. The victim alleged Thomas attempted to stab him during an argument at the dinner table. Thomas was transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center and charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #37396-15
DISORDERLY CONDUCT, RESISTING ARREST: On June 27, at 10:00 PM, Deputy Steinbach responded to Bristol Avenue in Lexington Park to assist Corporal Corcoran with a DUI investigation. A large crowd, including children, began to gather. Suspect Dominic Jamar Pendleton, age 31, of Lexington Park, walked through the scene of the investigation yelling at subjects being interviewed by deputies. Pendleton was told to leave several times by deputies and he refused. He continued to yell obscenities at deputies. At that time, Pendleton was advised if he did not leave and stop yelling he would be arrested. He refused. Deputy Steinbach told Pendleton he was under arrest. Pendleton immediately fled on foot and was apprehended after a short chase. Pendleton continued to act in a disorderly manner after his arrest. He was transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center and charged with Disorderly Conduct, Obstructing & Hindering, Failure to Obey Lawful Order, Resisting Arrest, Possession Alcoholic Beverage. CASE #37788-15
DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On June 28, Deputy Steinbach responded to a residence on Gregory Street in California for a reported domestic related assault. The victim alleged suspect Tanya Renee Crouch, age 39, of California, struck the victim with a glass vase causing a serious laceration to the foot. Crouch was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #37959-15
DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On June 28, DFC Knott responded to a residence on West Westbury Blvd. in Lexington Park for a reported domestic disturbance. The victim alleged suspect Kaleena Deshaun Miles, age 32, of Lexington Park, scratched the victims back and neck during an argument over who pays the electricity bill. Miles was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #37873-15
VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER: On June 28, a victim reported suspect Leslie Ann Almberg, age 34, of Leonardtown, sent text messages in violation of an active protective order. Deputy LaFave determined Almberg sent several text messages to the victim outside the parameters set forth in the protective order. Almberg was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center and charged with 3 counts Violation of Protective Order. CASE #37802-15
VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER: On June 29, Deputy Tirpak responded to a residence on Gregory Drive in California for a reported violation of a protective order. The victim alleged suspect Tanya Renee Crouch, age 39, of California, was in the residence in violation of an active interim protective order. At approximately 4:20 a.m., the victim woke up to find Crouch inside the home and called 911. Crouch had left the residence prior to Deputy Tirpaks arrival, but was located a short distance away. She was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. She was charged with Violation of Protective Order. CASE #38007-15
VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER: On July 1, Deputy McCuen responded to Lady Baltimore Avenue in Leonardtown for a violation of protective order. The victim alleged suspect Charles Louis Bellere, Jr., age 41, of Leonardtown, sent multiple text messages to the victim in violation of an active protective order. Bellere was located and placed under arrest. He was transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center and charged with Violation Protective Order. CASE #38593-15
RESISTING ARREST, FALSE STATEMENT: On July 2, the Sheriffs Office received information on the location of a wanted subject identified as Ashley Nicole Thomas, age 29, of Tall Timbers. Deputy Steinbach located the vehicle Thomas was reportedly traveling in and conducted a vehicle stop. The front seat passenger was identified by photograph as Ashley Thomas and was placed under arrest. Thomas provided a false name and continued to deny being the subject wanted by the Sheriffs Office. Thomas then suddenly fled on foot, while in handcuffs, only to be apprehended by deputies after a short chase. Thomas was transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center and charged with Resisting Arrest and False Statement to Police Officer. Both warrants, for failure to appear in court on a Prostitution charge and a Theft Under $1,000 charged, were served. CASE #38817-15
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On June 14, Deputy S. Cameron responded to a residence in the 46000 block of Midway Drive in Lexington Park for a fight in progress. While investigating, a female began yelling at Deputy Cameron to leave. When Deputy Cameron advised her, he was conducting an investigation and was not going to leave, she began to curse loudly. The female was moved from the immediate area by her friends, however she continued to yell at deputies who were trying to conduct an assault investigation. After several warnings to stop yelling and cursing, Deputy Cameron placed Rebecca Leigh-Ann Fowler, age 25, of Lexington Park. under arrest. Flower was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Failure to Obey Lawful Order. CASE #34794-15
THEFT: On June 16, Deputy First Class Foor responded to a residence in Leonardtown for a reported theft. The victim alleged 11 firearms had been stolen from his home, valued at over $7,500. During the investigation, DFC Foor obtained information identifying Louis Steven Fenwick, age 37, of Leonardtown, as a suspect. Fenwick was subsequently arrested and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with Theft $1,000 to $10,000 and Theft Scheme $1,000 to $10,000 by DFC Foor. CASE #35453-15
ASSAULT: On June 18, deputies responded to the WaWa located in the 23000 block of Three Notch Road in California after witnesses reported a man dragging a female to a vehicle. Callers advised the vehicle left traveling southbound on Three Notch Road and provided a description of the vehicle as a black Mitsubishi. Deputy Lawrence located the vehicle and conducted a vehicle stop. The driver was identified as Troy Gregory Lastinger, age 20, of Lusby. Deputy Lawrence observed injuries on the victim. Lastinger was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #35871-15
Dobry, James Robert, age 35, of Great Mills, on 5/22/2015 by DFC Foor
Ellenberger, Travis Lee, age 27, of Mechanicsville, on 5/23/2015 by Deputy Fennessey
Palencia, Gelin Zuzana, age 27, of Oxon Hill, on 5/24/2015 by Deputy Fennessey
Sanchez, Orlin Ramos, age 35, of Lexington Park, on 5/25/2015 by Deputy Jason Smith
Steinbach, John Paul, age 46, of Waldorf, on 5/26/2015 by Deputy McCuen
Buckler, Christina Suzanne, age 36, of Mechanicsville, on 5/31/2015 by Deputy Fennessey
Hiller, Kenneth Ray, age 49, of Florence, AL, on 5/31/2015 by Deputy Wesner
Quade, Richard Casey, age 26, of Hollywood, on 5/30/2015 by Deputy Fennessey
Blackwell, Daryl Allen, Jr., age 22, of Leonardtown, on 6/3/2015 by Deputy Fennessey
Guzman, Carlos Alfaro, age 30, of Forrestville, on 6/7/2015 by Deputy Kerns
Bokalitz, James Gerald, age 44, of Hollywood, on 6/7/2015 by DFC Foor
Coar, Lawrence Francis, age 61, of Leonardtown, on 6/5/2015 by Corporal J. Yingling
Godoy, Franklin Isabel Coto, age 23, of Lexington Park, on 6/11/2015 by DFC Potter
Sawyer, Stephen Mychael, age 22, of Patuxent River, on 6/20/2015 by Deputy Kerns
Duden, William Patrick, age 22, of Lexington Park, on 6/6/2015 by Deputy Smith
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