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MSP Reports for St. Mary's Co.


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LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Aug. 26, 2016)—The Leonardtown Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) today released the following incident and arrest reports.

DRUG ARREST: On Monday, August 22, TFC C. Ditoto initiated a traffic stop on a white passenger vehicle for a minor traffic violation. When the driver, Mitchell Lane Smith, 20, of Ashland, OH, opened the glove box to retrieve the vehicle's registration, TFC Ditoto observed a pill bottle containing Oxycodone. A probable cause search was conducted, resulting in the recovery of suspected cocaine, ecstasy, and Zolpidem Tartrate. Mr. Smith was placed under arrest and taken to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance—MDMA, Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance—Cocaine, Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Dangerous Substance—Zolpidem Tartrate, Unlawfully omitting a Label on a Prescription Drug, and Possession of Controlled Paraphernalia. He was held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (16-MSP-034152)

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On Saturday, August 20, at 7:40 am, Tpr Rutkoski responded to the Comfort Inn & Suites in Lexington Park for the report of a disorderly. Investigation revealed that Noelle Nicole Clark-Belt, 46, of Lusby, was intoxicated and attempted to enter an unknown guest's room. Ms. Clark-Belt was advised to find a ride home and leave the premises. At 8:27 am, Tpr. Rutkoski responded back to the Comfort Inn and Suites. Investigation revealed that Ms. Clark-Belt had returned to the hotel and was causing a loud disturbance. She was placed under arrest for Disorderly Conduct and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. She was held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (16-MSP-033772)

THEFT: On Saturday, August 13, TFC C. Ditoto responded to the Walmart in California for a reported theft. Investigation revealed that Kae Von Oneal Jefferson, 19, of Lexington Park, had used a gift card to open the register and remove cash. Further investigation revealed that Mr. Jefferson also removed a prepaid phone card from the store without paying for it. Mr. Jefferson was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (16-MSP-032732)

FIREARMS VIOLATION, DUI, DWI: On Tuesday, August 9, TFC Evans responded to the Wawa in Mechanicsville for a traffic complaint. Upon arrival, TFC Evans located the vehicle and driver, Michael Anthony Laciny, 51, of Waldorf. Field sobriety was performed, and Mr. Laciny was placed under arrest for Driving while Impaired by Drugs. A search incident to arrest was performed, and numerous bottles of prescription medication, four handguns, and a large amount of ammunition were discovered. Mr. Laciny was transported to the Leonardtown Barrack for processing. He was then transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute CDS Not Marijuana, Possession of CDS Not Marijuana, Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol, and handgun: Wear/Carry and Transport in Vehicle. He was held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (16-MSP-032075)

ASSAULT, DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On Saturday, August 6, Tpr. Mulhearn responded to the 19000 block of Teddy Way in Lexington Park for the report of an assault. Investigation revealed that Nicholas Blaine Hutsell, 23, of Lusby, had assaulted a female victim. During the assault, he kicked in a door, causing damage to the door's frame. Mr. Hutsell was located and placed under arrest for Second Degree Assault and Malicious Destruction of Property Less than $1000. He was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (16-MSP-031735)

POSSESSION OF CDS, RESISTING ARREST: On Friday, August 5, Tpr. J. Mulhearn initiated a traffic stop on a blue truck on Route 5 at Carpenter Drive in Charlotte Hall for a minor traffic infraction. While speaking with the driver, David Leroy Harvey, 23, of Brandywine, and the passenger, Thomas Terrell Brown, 21, of Brandywine, Tpr. Mulhearn detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A probable cause search was conducted, and Mr. Harvey struggled and attempted to run away from Tpr. Mulhearn. Mr. Harvey was placed under arrest, and a baggie of suspected marijuana and suspected crack cocaine was located on his person. During the altercation with Mr. Harvey, Mr. Brown ran towards the Arby's in Charlotte Hall, and then shortly returned. Mr. Brown admitted to going in the bathroom of the Arby's and placing his marijuana in the back of the toilet to try to hide it. Mr. Brown's suspected marijuana was located, and he was placed under arrest. Both men were transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. Mr. Harvey was charged with CDS Possession-Not Marijuana, Civil Possession of Marijuana Less Than 10 Grams, and Resist/ Interfere with Arrest. Mr. Brown was charged criminally with CDS: Possession of Marijuana. Both subjects were held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (16-MSP-031581)

ASSAULT: On August 2, TFC Krenik responded to Route 235 at Old Rolling Road for a vehicle stopped with an unresponsive driver. Contact was made with the driver, Jennifer Jo Tharpe, 32, of Great Mills, and field sobriety was performed. TFC Krenik placed Ms. Tharpe under arrest for Driving Under the Influence of CDS. A search incident to arrest resulted in the recovery of several types of prescription medication for which Ms. Tharpe did not have a prescription. Ms. Tharpe was transported to the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack for processing, and then transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. She was charged with the appropriate traffic violations and Possession of CDS: Not Marijuana and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (16-MSP-031114)

Warrant Arrests

Amanda Elizabeth Kemp, 25, of Avenue, on 8/23/2016 for Failure to Appear in Court

Charles Edward Summers, 33, of Lexington Park, on 8/22/2016 for Failure to Follow Conditions of Probation

Brian Jacob Behr, 19, of Mechanicsville, on 8/20/2016 for Malicious Destruction of Property

Jeffery Thurman Adams, 59, of Prince Frederick, on 8/22/2016 for Failure to Appear in Court

Jeana Elise Ferdig, 27, of Lexington Park, served on 8/24/2016 for Failure to Appear in Court

DUI Arrests

Jennifer Jo Tharpe, 23, of Great Mills, on 8/2/2016

David Joseph Hockaday, 54, of Lexington Park, on 8/2/2016

Maria Julie Hendricks, 58, of Lexington Park, on 8/2/2016

Dennis Kelly Martin, 68, of Mechanicsville, on 8/3/2016

William Andrew Holt, 29, of Mechanicsville, on 8/5/2016

Francisco Ramon Salome, 36, of Arlington, VA, on 8/6/2016

Michael Anthony Laciny, 50, of Waldorf, on 8/9/2016

Lawanda Denise S Bullock Estep, 29, of Waldorf, on 8/11/2016

Josephine Bernetta Tippett, 21, of Waldorf, on 8/16/2016

James Daniel Smith, 28, of Charlotte Hall, on 8/19/2016

Dustine Elaine Hornsby, 41, of Mechanicsville, on 8/20/2016

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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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