LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Feb. 22, 2016)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
02-05-2015 ASSAULT: Deputy A. Schultz responded to the 45000 block of Indian Walk in Lexington Park for the report of an assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Robert Anthony Elam, age 38, of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim during a fight. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Elam was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 6186-16
02-05-2015 ASSAULT: Deputy A. Schultz responded to the 21000 block of Liberty Street in Lexington Park for the report of an assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Brian Alan Hicks, age 34, of Lexington Park, scratched the victim's ear after placing his hand over the victim's mouth. Hicks was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 6240-16
02-04-2016 POSSESSION: Deputy T. Snyder responded to the 46000 block of Midway Drive in Lexington Park for a fight inside a residence involving multiple people. Upon his arrival, Sgt. Safford observed two females and two males fighting each other in separate locations within the living room. The deputies successfully separated the males and females from fighting each other. Further investigation revealed the suspect, Patrick Shawn Daly, age 26, of Lexington Park, grabbed a knife from the kitchen and demanded the two females to stop fighting. Subsequently, Daly became involved in a separate fight with the male who attempted to take the knife from Daly. During the investigation, a witness alleged that Daly stole Xanax medication from the victim's prescription bottle. A search of Daly during the arrest revealed a prescription medication bottle with suspected Xanax pills. Daly was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Theft Less than $1000, and CDS Possession: Not Marijuana. CASE# 6047-16
02-05-2016 THEFT: Corporal D. Corcoran responded to the 45000 block of Miramar Way (Wal-Mart) for the report of a theft. The suspect, Patrick Leon Short, Sr., age 48 of, Lexington Park, attempted to exit the store with a cart full of merchandise without paying for the items. When approached by loss prevention, Short fled the store. He was located a short distance from Wal-Mart and deputies escorted short back to the store to be identified by the prevention officer. Short was arrested and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with Theft Less than $1000. CASE# 6313-16
02-07-2016 ASSAULT: Corporal D. Corcoran responded to the 48000 block of Compass Circle in Lexington Park for the report of an assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Geary Allen Bish, age 37, of Lexington Park, kicked the victim several times, struck the victim with a bar stool, and slapped the victim. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Bish was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 6612-16
02-10-2016 DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Corporal D. Corcoran responded to the 21000 block of Morris Drive in Lexington Park for the report of an assault. The victim stated, Delante Anthony Moore, age 33, of Mechanicsville, arrived at the victim's residence uninvited and requested to see his daughter. Moore sustained a cut on his hand from a fight with another male who was also visiting the victim. At the request of the victim, Moore was asked to leave by Cpl. Corcoran. After being asked to leave several times and refusing, Moore was placed under arrest. After resisting arrest, Moore was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest. CASE# 7272-16
02-11-2016 NEGLECT OF MINOR: Deputy R. Roszell responded to the 44000 block of Dry Creek Lane in Leonardtown for a welfare check. A delivery driver came in contact with a young child in their pajamas while delivering oil at the child's residence. The driver suggested the child go inside their house because of the cold temperatures. After exiting the residence for a second time, the driver attempted to make contact with the homeowner which yielded negative results. After several attempts, the driver made contact with the child's mother who was sleeping in the bedroom. Deputy Roszell observed what appeared to be bottles of liquor and wine scattered throughout the house. Child Protective Services was contacted and Meads was placed under arrest. She was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. Meads was charged with Neglect of Minor. CASE# 7381-16
02-12-2016 POSSESSION: Deputy D. Potter responded to the McKay's in Hollywood for the report of a female slumped over the steering wheel of a car. Deputy Potter made contact with the suspect, Melissa Jill Mirfield, age 28, of Hollywood, who appeared to be under the influence. Potter asked Mirfield to step out of the vehicle for a sobriety test. While she was exiting her vehicle, Deputy Potter observed a large bump in Mirfield's shirt. The suspect removed three needles from her shirt that contained suspected heroin. A search of the vehicle revealed a plastic wrapper containing a powdery substance consistent with heroin. Mirfield was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. She was charged with CDS Possession: Not Marijuana and Paraphernalia. CASE# 7605-16
02-16-2016 MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: Deputy R. Steinbach responded to the Vulcan Materials Company quarry located on Abell's Wharf Road in Leonardtown for the report of a burglary to a set of the buildings located on the quarry grounds. A witness discovered that two buildings on the property, a warehouse and shop, were being broken into by unknown suspects. The suspects forced entry into the buildings by cutting the master padlocks. Three individuals arrived at the property to retrieve their personal property from the buildings when they saw two pick-up trucks flee the area. Using the license plate numbers, deputies were able to make contact with the operators of the trucks. The drivers, Matthew William Baumann, age 19, of Leonardtown and Philip Charles Weiser, age 19, of Leonardtown, were both identified as suspects in the thefts. On scene, investigation revealed that a large black gate was destroyed in an attempt to gain access to the second warehouse. Both Weiser and Baumann were placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. Baumann was charged with Two Counts of Second Degree Burglary, Theft Less Than $100, and Malicious Destruction of Property $1000+. Weiser was charged with Four Counts of Second Degree Burglary, Theft Less Than $1000, and Malicious Destruction of Property Value $1000+. CASE# 8404-16
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