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MSP Reports for St. Mary's Co.


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LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Sept. 20, 2016)—The Leonardtown Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) today released the following incident and arrest reports.

DRUG ARREST, DUI: On Monday, September 5, Senior Trooper Davis initiated a traffic stop on a gray Ford truck on Route 235 at Hollywood Road. S/Tpr. Davis made contact with the driver, Mark Anthony Coates, 45, of Timberlake, NC, and detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. Field sobriety was conducted, and Mr. Coates was placed under arrest for DUI. A search incident to arrest was conducted, and S/Tpr. Davis found suspected crack cocaine in Mr. Coates' pants pocket. Mr. Coates was charged with Possession of CDS: Cocaine, DUI, and other traffic offenses. Mr. Coates was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (16-MSP-36164)

BURGLARY, MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT: On Thursday, September 8, Tpr. Boniarski responded to the 27000 block of Barton Street in Mechanicsville for a reported burglary. The victim advised an unknown suspect stole his red and white 2013 Honda ATV out of an unlocked shed. The case remains open pending further investigation. (16-MSP-036699)

DRUG ARREST, DUI: On Friday, September 9, TFC C. Ditoto initiated a traffic stop on a passenger car on Old Village Road in Mechanicsville. TFC Ditoto made contact with the driver, Timothy Alan Dalton, Jr., 38, of Waldorf. A probable cause search was conducted, resulting in the recovery of marijuana less than 10 grams. Field sobriety was then conducted, and Mr. Dalton was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated. A search incident to arrest revealed CDS-not marijuana in Mr. Dalton's pants pocket. Mr. Dalton was charged with Possession of CDS: Not Marijuana, DUI, and other traffic offenses. Mr. Dalton was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (16-MSP-036834)

ASSAULT, WEAPONS VIOLATION, THEFT: On Monday, September 12 at 1:59 am, TFC E. Krenik responded to a lookout for a silver Toyota passenger car coming into St. Mary's County from Calvert County. The operator was allegedly involved in an assault in Calvert County and fled the scene. TFC Krenik observed a vehicle matching the description given on southbound Route 4 north of Kingston Creek Road. The vehicle turned onto Kingston Creek Road, and then turned onto Gross Drive. TFC Krenik activated his emergency equipment, and the vehicle stopped at the cul-de-sac at the end of Gross Drive. The driver got out of the vehicle and ran towards a nearby residence. TFC Krenik caught up with the suspect, and a brief struggle ensued. The suspect, identified as Robert Jacob Eberle, 27, of Lexington Park, was arrested. While speaking with Mr. Eberle, TFC Krenik detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. Field sobriety was conducted, and TFC Krenik determined that Mr. Eberle was under the influence of alcohol. A check through NCIC revealed that the tag on the vehicle had been reported stolen. A Ruger P345 BB gun was located in the vehicle. Mr. Eberle was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Possession of a Handgun in a Vehicle, Second Degree Assault, Resisting Arrest, Theft less than $100, DUI, and numerous traffic citations. He was held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.

BURGLARY: On Wednesday, September 14 at 6:07 pm, Tpr. Coppedge responded to the 29000 block of Cross Woods Drive for a reported burglary. Investigation revealed that unknown suspect(s) had broken the glass to a side door of the residence and stolen jewelry and prescription medication. The case remains open pending further investigation. (16-MSP-037607)

CHILD NEGLECT, CDS: On Friday, September 16 at 7:32 pm, Tpr. Coppedge responded to the Food Lion in Leonardtown for a report of children unattended. Upon arrival, Tpr. Coppdege observed a 4 year old and a 6 month old unattended in a locked, running vehicle. The infant was crying and the 4 year old was visibly upset. A witness advised that she initially observed the children in the vehicle at 6:50 pm. The children's mother, Amy Lynn Sotello, 28, of Loveville exited the store at approximately 7:41 pm and was placed under arrest. Sotello was found to be in possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. Sotello was charged with Neglect of a Minor, Confine Unattended Child, and CDS Not Marijuana and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. Sotello was held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (16-MSP-037948)

DRUG ARREST: On Saturday, September 17 at 1:21 am, TFC B. Ditoto initiated a traffic stop on a passenger car for a traffic violation. TFC Ditoto made contact with the driver, Sean Merritt Smith, Jr., 26, of Washington D.C., and the passenger, Anthony Lamar Royall, 28, of Ellenwood, GA. Upon contact, TFC Ditoto detected a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Smith and Royall were placed under arrest and charged with CDS Possess with Intent to Distribute, CDS Possession - Marijuana, and CDS Possess Paraphernalia. Both subjects were transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (16-MSP-038002)

Warrant Arrests

Tyesha Danielle Leys, 31, of Great Mills, on 9/7/2016 for Failure to Appear in Court

Jonathan Jones, 40, of Upper Marlboro, on 9/6/2016 for Failure to Appear in Court

David Dwight Barnes, 42, of Lexington Park, on 9/6/2016 for Failure to Appear in Court

Anthony Levi Taylor, 28, of Great Mills, on 9/8/2016 for Assault- First Degree and MDOP

John Irvin Eberwein, 45, of Mechanicsville, on 9/13/2016 for Failure to Appear in Court

Georgette Smith, 25, of Pasadena, on 9/13/2016 for Failure to Appear in Court

Thomas Michael Maddox, 37, of Greenbelt, on 9/14/2016 for Theft less than $1000 and Failure to Appear in Court

DUI Arrests

Jonathan Jones, 39, of Upper Marlboro on 9/6/2016

Nathaniel Antonne Queen, 67, of Waldorf, on 9/7/2016

Timothy Alan Dalton, 38, of Waldorf, on 9/9/2016

James R. Beasley, 58, of Mechanicsville, on 9/9/2016

Joseph Axzavis Stewart, Jr., 36, of Bushwood, on 9/10/2016

Kenneth A. Shirriel, 67, of Mechanicsville, on 9/11/2016

Anthony Russell Thomas, 53, of , on 9/12/2016

Quanneil Antong Gibson, 40, of Clinton, on 9/11/2016

Evan Mychal Russell, 22, of California, on 9/14/2016

Martell D Angelo Morgan, 29, of Piney Point, on 9/15/2016

Julie Ann Blew, 46, of California, on 9/16/2016

Tracy Evan Hemsley, 22, of Lexington Park, on 9/17/2016

John Alexander Hale, 24, of Lexington Park, on 9/17/2016

Lawrence Peter Carlson, 53, of Lusby, on 9/18/2016

Lauren Rochelle Carter, 23, of Great Mills, on 9/18/2016

Oscar A. Ayala, 25, of Sterling, VA, on 9/18/2016

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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