St. Mary's Co. Sheriff's Reports - Southern Maryland Headline News

St. Mary's Co. Sheriff's Reports


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LEONARDTOWN, Md. (June 30, 2016)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

6/20/2016 ASSAULT: Deputy T. Seyfried responded to the 45000 block of Nicolas Court in Great Mills for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Joseph Edward Griffin, Jr., age 28, of Great Mills, grabbed the victim causing visible signs of injury. Griffin was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 32002-16

6/22/2016 THEFT: Deputy J. Smith responded to the McKay's Food and Drug store in Leonardtown for a reported theft. Employees observed a female in the business acting suspiciously and later determined she concealed multiple items and left the store without paying. The suspect, Heather Marie Maples, age 30, of Park Hall, was suspected to be involved in multiple other thefts that occurred throughout the previous week. The suspect was located fleeing in the parking lot by responding officers. She was arrested and charged with Theft Scheme: Less Than $1000, Two Counts of Theft: Less than $1000 value, Theft: Less Than $100, and Malicious Destruction of Property/Value—$1000. CASE# 32762-16

6/23/2016 ASSAULT: Deputy J. Kerns responded to the 24000 block of Morgan Road in Hollywood for a reported assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Michael Kelly Fitzpatrick, age 25, of Hollywood, grabbed the victim in the face then threw the victim against a wall. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. CASE# 32502-16

6/23/2016 THEFT: Deputy K. Molitor responded to the 46000 block of Lexington Village Way (Kohl's Shopping Center) in Lexington Park for a reported shoplifting in progress. The Emergency Communications Center provided a description of a female and male who fled the store with an unknown amount of merchandise. Corporal Rishel initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description. James Edward Stewart II, age 40, of Lexington Park, was driving the vehicle with a suspended license, and Joleen Leann Jameson, age 23, was the passenger. The investigation revealed both suspects entered the store together, selected merchandise, and then Stewart left the store. Jameson entered the dressing room where she concealed merchandise, before fleeing to a motor vehicle parked in front of the store. Stewart placed the vehicle in drive and fled the scene. The merchandise was recovered and both, Jameson and Stewart, were transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. Jameson was charged with Theft: $1000 to under $10000, and Theft Less Than $1000 value. Stewart was charged with Theft: $1000 to under $10000, Theft: Less $1000 value, Failure to Appear: CDS Possession—Not Marijuana and Failure to Appear: Theft Less Than $100. CASE# 32688-16

6/24/2016 ASSAULT: Deputy C. Ball responded to the 45000 block of Deagles Boatyard Road in Tall Timbers for a reported assault. The victim reported the suspect, Barbara Marie Adams, age 32, of Tall Timbers, grabbed the victim's arm during a physical struggle over a cell phone. The victim displayed a visible injury. Adams was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where she was charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 32845-16

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6/26/2016 ASSAULT: Deputy A. Schultz responded to the 25000 block of Jones Wharf Road in Hollywood for a reported assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Haley Mariah Simmons, age 18, of Hollywood, struck the victim in the neck during an argument. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Simmons was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention. She was charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 33097-16

6/26/2016 ASSAULT: Deputy C. Ball responded to the 46000 block of Flower Drive in Lexington Park for a reported domestic disturbance. The suspect, Rico Kinta Keys, Jr., age 21, of Great Mills, appeared to be yelling and screaming in a victim's face. Keys was asked several times to lower his voice, he failed to comply and approached Deputy Ball with clenched fists. After several attempts to physically resist, he was arrested and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he was charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 33046-16

6/27/2016 ASSAULT: Deputy J. Smith responded to the 42000 block of Ridge Road in Mechanicsville in regards to a disturbance. The victim alleged the suspect, Stephanie Lynn Edwards, age 62, of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim by biting the victim, striking the victim in the head with an ashtray, and then producing a knife. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Edwards was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with First Degree Assault and Second Degree Assault. CASE# 33277-16

6/28/2016 ASSAULT: Deputy B. Foor responded to the St. Mary's County Detention Center for the report of an assault. The suspects, Thomas Lee Cromwell, age 35, of Mechanicsville, and Kevin Thomas Cooper, age 21, of Lexington Park, are both inmates at the Detention Center. They were involved in a fight over cleaning duties. They were both charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 33393-16

6/28/2016 ASSAULT: Deputy G. Mushchette responded to the Plaza Tolteca Mexican Restaurant in California for the report of threats. The suspect, Isidro Ruiz, age 29, of Lexington Park, is a former employee of the restaurant and received a notice not to trespass from responding deputies. Officers were called back when Ruiz returned to the restaurant after being issued the notice. As the suspect was being placed under arrest, an individual approached deputies alleging assault by the suspect. The victim displayed visible signs of injuries consistent with the allegations. Ruiz was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he was charged with Second Degree Assault and Trespassing. CASE# 33511-16

Incident Briefs 6/22/2016

BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence and stole property in the area of Sue Drive in Lexington Park. DFC Vezzosi is investigating the case. CASE# 32302-16

Incident Briefs 6/28/2016

BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property in the 22000 block of Sandra Lane in California. Deputy L. Johnson is investigating the case. CASE# 33243-16

VANDALISM: During the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) vandalized a motor vehicle parked in the 46000 block of Morning Dew Lane in Lexington Park. Deputy L. Johnson is investigating the case. CASE# 33211-16

VANDALISM: During the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) vandalized a motor vehicle in the 46000 block of Radford Lane in Lexington Park. Deputy D. Potter is investigating the case. CASE# 33201-16

THEFT: Unknown suspect(s) stole an ATV from the 26000 block of Tin Top School Road in Mechanicsville. Deputy B. Fennessey is investigating the case. CASE# 33268-16

Incident Briefs 6/29/2016

BREAKING AND ENTERING TO A MOTOR VEHICLE: During the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle in the 22000 block of Hanover Drive in Leonardtown. Deputy D. McClure is investigating the case. CASE# 33498-15

Incident Briefs 6/30/2016

ARSON: Unknown suspect(s) stole a motor vehicle and then lit it on fire, completely destroying it. The motor vehicle was found abandoned in the area of Friendship School Road in Mechanicsville. The Fire Marshal's Office responded and assumed the investigation. CASE# 33731-16

Disclaimer: In the U.S.A., all persons accused of a crime by the State are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. See: http://so.md/presumed-innocence. Additionally, all of the information provided above is solely from the perspective of the respective law enforcement agency and does not provide any direct input from the accused or persons otherwise mentioned. You can find additional information about the case by searching the Maryland Judiciary Case Search Database using the accused's name and date of birth. The database is online at http://so.md/mdcasesearch . Persons named who have been found innocent or not guilty of all charges in the respective case, and/or have had the case ordered expunged by the court can have their name, age, and city redacted by following the process defined at http://so.md/expungeme.

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