LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Aug. 14, 2016)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
7/31/2016 BURGLARY: Deputy T. Siciliano responded to the 20000 block of Flat Iron Road in Valley Lee for the report of a theft/burglary. The suspect, Paul Robert Riley, age 45, of Valley Lee, entered a victim's residence and retrieved tools which he then used to dismantle the victim's air conditioning unit. He was arrested and charged with First Degree Burglary, Third Degree Burglary, Malicious Destruction of Property $1000+, Malicious Destruction of Property $1000+, Theft $1000-10,000, and Fourth Degree Burglary. CASE# 39418-16.
7/30/2016 POSSESSION: Deputy R. Steinbach responded to Towne Place Suites on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park for the report of subjects using controlled dangerous substances in a vehicle parked in the back parking lot. The driver, Daniel West Welling, age 21, of Lexington Park, displayed signs of being under the influence, and the orange cap of a syringe was in the deputy's plain view. Welling and the passenger, Tavon Irving Huffin, were removed for a vehicle search. During the search, deputies located multiple items of paraphernalia, suspected heroin, and Suboxone. The suspects were arrested and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. Welling was charged with Two Counts of CDS Possession: Not Marijuana and CDS Possession: Paraphernalia. Huffin was charged with CDS Possession: Not Marijuana and CDS Possession: Paraphernalia. CASE# 39278-16.
8/5/2016 POSSESSION: Deputy R. Trudell responded to the Sheetz Gas Station on Old Great Mills for the report of a disturbance. The suspect, Keith Randall Nelson, age 42, of Avenue, was causing a disturbance and refused to leave the store. While making contact with Nelson, Deputy Trudell discovered Nelson was in possession of merchandise he did not pay for and suspected Xanax. Nelson was arrested and charged with CDS Possession: Not Marijuana, Theft Less than $100, Malicious Destruction of Property/Value - $1000, and Trespass: Private Property. CASE# 40345-16.
8/7/2016 ASSAULT: Deputy J. Krum responded to the 21000 block of North Essex Drive in Lexington Park for a conservator. Upon arrival, contact was made with the victim who advised the deputy, the suspect and the victim were involved in a verbal altercation that escalated to a physical fight. The victim also alleged the suspect, Durez Lindell Creek, age 27, of Lexington Park, called the victim several times making threats to harm the victim physically. The victim displayed visible signs of injury. The investigation also revealed Creek had an active warrant for his arrest. Creek was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Second Degree Assault, Harass; a course of Conduct, and served the warrant. CASE# 40589-16.
8/7/2016 POSSESSION: During routine patrol at Chancellor's Run Regional Park, Deputy R. Trudell observed a suspicious vehicle in the park. While making contact, the deputy noticed a strong odor emitting from the vehicle and subsequently, a search was performed. During the search, deputies recovered multiple bags of suspected marijuana under the driver's seat. The driver, Shaaban Gohar Tarek, age 23, of Ridge, was arrested and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. Shaaban was charged with CDS Possession - Marijuana. CASE# 40547-16.
8/8/2016 THEFT: Deputy M. Beyer responded to the Walmart in California, for a theft in progress. Loud noises were coming from the bathroom stall, and when deputies went in to investigate, they found the suspect, Keith Antoine Mackall, age 23, of No Fixed address, attempting to hide merchandise. Mackall was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with Theft Less than $1000 and Malicious Destruction of Property - $1000. CASE# 40745-16.
8/10/2016 ASSAULT: Sgt. J. Yingling responded to the 39000 block of Lindsey Way in Mechanicsville for the report of an assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Amanda Lyne Mangum, age 31, of Mechanicsville, punched the victim in the face and then scratched the victim's face. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Mangum was arrested and charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 406954-16.
8/11/2016 THEFT: Deputy M. Mccuen responded to the Walmart in California, for a reported theft. The suspect, Delmante Isiash Jordan, age 18, of Lexington Park, stole several gift cards and phone cards while employed by Walmart. Jordan was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with Theft: $1000 to under $10,000. CASE#41341-16.
8/11/2016 RESISTING ARREST: Deputy First Class J. Maguire responded to the 13000 block of Point Lookout Road in Ridge for an attempt to locate a suspect with an open warrant. The suspect, James Eliot Hammel, age 50, of Ridge, was located driving a motor vehicle. While he was being placed under arrest, he became uncooperative and resisted. Further investigation revealed, Hammel currently has a suspended license. He was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with knowingly Driving an Uninsured Vehicle, Resisting Arrest, Driving on Suspended License, and served the warrant. CASE# 41331-16.
Incident Briefs Aug. 11
BREAKING AND ENTERING TO A MOTOR VEHICLE: Unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle and stole property on Dean Court in Leonardtown. CASE#41101-16.
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