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Megan Lee Maxwell, age 35, of Clements, and Joseph Louis Herbert, age 50, of Mechanicsville. (Booking photos via SMCSO) Megan Lee Maxwell, age 35, of Clements, and Joseph Louis Herbert, age 50, of Mechanicsville. (Booking photos via SMCSO)

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LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Aug. 22, 2016)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

8/19/2016 POSSESSION: During a routine vehicle stop in the 26000 block of Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, Corporal P. Smolarsky identified the female passenger as a wanted suspect. The warrant was confirmed with dispatch and the suspect, Megan Lee Maxwell, age 35, of Clements, was placed under arrest. During a search of her purse, numerous loose pills, hypodermic needles, and a suspected smoking device were recovered. Maxwell was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where she was charged with CDS Possession: Paraherpanlia. CASE# 42772-16

8/19/2016 POSSESSION: Deputy A. Manns responded to the 26000 block of Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown to assist another deputy with a motor vehicle stop. A routine check revealed the motor vehicle was not registered, and the tags were not returned to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. The driver, Joseph Louis Herbert, age 50, of Mechanicsville, requested the vehicle be towed, and a routine inventory search was completed. During the search, a spoon containing suspected heroin, a bottle containing a suspected heroin rock, and a homemade smoking device were located. Herbert was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he was charged with CDS Possession: Not Marijuana and CDS Possession: Paraphernalia. CASE# 42776-16

8/19/2016 POSSESSION: Deputy H. Smith responded to the St. Mary's County Detention Center for the report of an inmate possessing contraband. The inmate, Megan Lee Maxwell, age 36, of Clements, was acting suspiciously when Correctional Officer Schwarz recovered an improvised smoking device hidden in the lip of the top bunk. Maxwell was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Contraband in a Place of Confinement. CASE# 42852-16

SEEKING IDENTITY OF STRONG ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT: On August 8, at approximately 11:15 a.m., St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office patrol deputies responded to the 22000 block of Duke Street in Leonardtown for a reported strong armed robbery. Preliminary investigation revealed the suspect approached an 84 year-old-victim, assaulted him, and then forcefully removed the victim's wallet from him. The suspect fled on foot into the Leonardtown area.

This man is wanted in connection with a strong armed robbery in Leonardtown. This man is wanted in connection with a strong armed robbery in Leonardtown.

The suspect is described as a white male with a beard and dark hair, wearing brown pants and a dark colored belt, a white polo shirt, and white hi-top tennis shoes. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Scott Ruest at 301-475-4200, ext. *2297 or by email, Scott.Ruest@stmarysmd.com.

Anyone with information is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637).

Incident Briefs 8/19

BREAKING AND ENTERING TO A MOTOR VEHICLE(S): Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into multiple motor vehicles in the Wildewood neighborhood in California. CASE# 42561-16, 42555-16, 42556-16, and 42546-16

BREAKING AND ENTERING TO A MOTOR VEHICLE: Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a motor vehicle in the 46000 block of Hilton Drive and stole property. Deputy M. McClure is investigating the case. CASE# 42630-16

BREAKING AND ENTERING TO A MOTOR VEHICLE: Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a motor vehicle in the 21000 block of Castaway Circle in Lexington Park. Deputy D. Holdsworth is investigating the case. CASE# 42718-16

VANDALISM: During the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) damaged multiple mailboxes by striking them with a blunt object on Bayside Road and Blue Grass Lane in Leonardtown. Corporal J. Sommerville, Deputy B. Fennessey, and Deputy J. Smith are investigating the cases. CASES# 42724-16, 42729-16, 42730-16, and 42731-16

Incident Briefs 8/22

BREAKING AND ENTERING TO A MOTOR VEHICLE: Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole cash in the 23000 block of Husband Drive in California. Corporal E O'Connor is investigating the case. CASE# 42886-16

BREAKING AND ENTERING TO A MOTOR VEHICLE: Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a motor vehicle and stole property in the 22000 block of Brown Street in California. Deputy Wesner is investigating the case. CASE# 42889-16

ROBBERY: Unknown suspect(s) forcibly stole cash from a victim in the 22000 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park. Corporal O'Connor is investigating the case. CASE#42937-16

RECOVERED STOLEN MOTOR VEHICLE: A stolen motor vehicle was recovered at Lord Baltimore Way in Lexington Park. Deputy First Class A. Schultz is investigating the case. CASE# 42888-16

BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: An unknown suspect entered an unsecured vehicle and stole property at the Wawa on Rue Purchase Road in Lexington Park. Corporal S. Cathcart is investigating the case. CASE# 43177-16

BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE: Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property in the 23000 block of Marshall Road in Lexington Park. Deputy First Class J. Maguire is investigating the case. CASE# 43173-16

BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a garage and shed in the 28000 block of Thompson Corner Road in Mechanicsville. Deputy S. Bowie is investigating the case. CASE# 43191-16

For the current list of crime solvers cases in southern Maryland, see so.md/mostwanted  

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: 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 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 so.md/expungeme.

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