LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Nov. 23, 2015)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
11/13/2015 THEFT: Deputy T. Wesner responded to the 45000 block of Miramar Way in California (Wal-Mart) for the report of a theft. The suspect, Karin Jeanne Kless, age 40, of Mechanicsville, attempted to exit the store without paying for merchandise. Further investigation revealed, Kless opened packages of merchandise and removed the contents. Kless was arrested and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. She was charged with Theft Less than $100 and Malicious Destruction of Property less than $1000. CASE# 66303-15
11/13/2015 THEFT: Deputy J. Vezzosi responded to the 45000 block of Miramar Way in California (Wal-Mart) for the report of a theft. The suspect, Stacey Michelle Lowe-Graves, age 44, of Lexington Park, attempted to exit the store without paying for merchandise. Lowe-Graves was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. She was charged with Theft less than $100 and was also served an active Bench Warrant. CASE# 66383-15
11/14/2015 ASSAULT: Deputy K. Krum responded to the St. Marys County Detention Center for the report of an assault on correctional staff. Correctional Officer M. Graves asked the suspect several times to wear his shirt properly. The suspect, Tyler Patrick Springer, age 22, of Leonardtown, intentionally and actively resisted. Correctional Officer Graves made several attempts to gain control of Springer and a physical struggle ensued. Subsequently, Springer intentionally struck Correctional Officer Graves with a closed fist and then spit on his face. Springer was charged with Second Degree Assault on a DOC Employee. CASE# 66551-15
11/13/2015 CHILD ABUSE: Deputy T. Synder responded to Lexington Park Elementary School for the report of alleged child abuse. The juvenile displayed injuries consistent with child abuse. The suspect, Latasha Shervonne Carter, age 32, of Lexington Park was arrested and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. She was charged with Second Degree Child Abuse and Second Degree Assault. CASE# 66294-15
11/12/2015 HANDGUN IN VEHICLE: While conducting surveillance in the area of Great Mills Road and FDR Boulevard in Lexington Park, Deputy Cole observed a vehicle fail to come to a complete stop. Subsequently, a traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle. During the traffic stop, the deputy detected what appeared to be a moderate odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle. The suspect, Michael Fitzgerald Dobbins, Jr., age 28, of Lexington Park, was asked to exit his vehicle. An investigation of the vehicle revealed a handgun, bullets, and an expired learners permit. Dobbins was transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. He was charged with Handgun in Vehicle, Handgun on or about a person, Possessing Regulated Firearm, Obliterate the Manufacturer's Identification Number on the Firearm, Driving Motor Vehicle without a License and Failure to Display License on Demand.
11/18/2015 VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: During a routine traffic stop, Deputy S. Cameron discovered there was an active protective order in place between the driver and passenger of the vehicle. The suspect, Joseph Myron Taylor, age 36, of Great Mills, was arrested and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. He was charged with Violation of a Protective Order. CASE# 67180-15
11/18/2015 ASSAULT: Deputy C. Hartzell responded to a classroom at Great Mills High School for the report of a fight. The suspect, DaVayus Alex Barnes, age 19, of Great Mills, was involved a verbal altercation with another student during class, which escalated to a physical fight. Barnes struck the other student several times, which hindered the teacher from instructing. Barnes was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. He was charged with Second Degree Assault and Disturbing Activites at School. CASE# 67129-15
11/18/2015 POSSESSION: Sgt. C. Safford observed the suspect, Antonio Wendell Chase, age 29, of Lexington Park, enter the drivers seat of a vehicle parked in the Family Dollar parking lot, located at 21703 Great Mills Road in Great Mills. A traffic stop was conducted on Chase, at which time Sgt. Safford observed Chase toss a plastic baggie with a knot under the car, believed to be marijuana. A search of the vehicle revealed a clear baggie in a purse on the passenger seat. In the bag was a substance believed to be crack cocaine. Chase was arrested and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. He was charged with Possession: Not Marijuana Crack Cocaine. CASE# 67184-15
11/19/2015 THEFT: Deputy S. Cameron responded to the Mckays Food Store, located at 40845 Merchants Lane in Leonardtown for the report of a shoplifter. The suspect, Tammy Nannette McGinnis, age 47, of Leonardtown, attempted to exit the store without paying for merchandise. McGinnis was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center. She was charged with Theft Less than $1000. CASE# 67380-15
11/19/2015 ASSAULT: Deputy T. Snyder responded to the 46000 block of South Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park for the report of a fight. The victim alleged the suspect, Delontey Montario Butler, age 23, of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim and then fled on foot. The victim alleged the suspect responded to the victims residence in violation of a protective order. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Butler was found hiding in a nearby business. He was transported to MedStar St. Marys Hospital where he was treated for injuries he sustained during the assault. Upon release, he was transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center where he was charged with 2nd Degree Assault and Three Counts of Violation of a Protective Order. CASE# 67395-15
Incident Briefs 11/20/2015 - 11/23/2015
BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence and stole property on the 42000 block of White Point Beach Road in Leonardtown. CASE# 67610-15
THEFT TO A MOTOR VEHICLE: Sometime between 11/19/2015 and 11/20/2015, construction equipment was stolen from the roadside of Point Lookout Road at Willows Road in Lexington Park. CASE# 67543-15
BREAKING AND ENTERING TO A MOTOR VEHICLE: Unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle on the 39000 block of Hearts Desire Lane in Mechanicsville. Nothing appeared to be stolen. CASE# 67670-15
BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 18000 block of Matthew Drive in Lexington Park. CASE# 67793-15
FRAUD: An unknown suspect used a victims personal information to contact the Social Security Administration and set-up a Tax ID number and business account. The suspect then fraudulently reported employee wages to the SSA. The suspect filed tax returns to obtain refunds. The case remains under investigation. CASE# 67770-15
BURGLARY: Sometime within the last two weeks, unknown suspect(s) entered a shed and stole property on the 44000 block of Louisdale Road in California. CASE# 67922-15
BURGLARY: Between 11/19 and 11/22, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a vacant residence. Nothing appeared to be stolen. CASE# 67926-15
ATTEMPTED MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT: During the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) attempted to steal a motor vehicle on the 45000 block of Fox Chase Drive in Great Mills. CASE# 67930-15
Incident Briefs 11/20/2015
THEFT: Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 28000 block of Mechanicsville Road in Mechanicsville. CASE# 67433-15
BURGLARY TO A MOTOR VEHICLE: Unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle and stole property on the 45000 block of Sunflower Street in Great Mills. CASE# 67426-15
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