St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (March 22, 2013)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

If you can identify the alleged thief in this photo, please contact the Sheriff's Office or Crime Solvers.
If you can identify the alleged thief in this photo, please contact the Sheriff's Office or Crime Solvers.

CRIME SOLVER'S - WANTED FOR THEFT: The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the individual(s) wanted for theft. Between March 18 at approximately 11:00 p.m. and March 19 at approximately 8:30 a.m., the person(s) pictured below entered a 2002 Honda CRV while it was parked in the garage of the Home 2 Suites, located on FDR Blvd. in Lexington Park. The suspects removed a Garmin GPS and several cameras.

Anyone who can identify the suspect(s) is asked to contact Dep. John Davis at 301-475-4200 x 1900. Or callers may contact Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333. Tipsters can text their tips to "TIP239" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637). Callers and tipsters do not have to leave a name, just the information. If the information leads to the arrest and conviction, the caller/tipster may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION: On March 15 at approximately 8:00 a.m., a 2005 Hyundai being operated by Dennis Anthony Gingles, 46 of Lexington Park, was southbound on Point Lookout Road. Gingles illegally passed two vehicles on the southbound shoulder of the roadway. While on the shoulder, Gingles lost control and overcorrected causing his vehicle to spin sideways. The Hyundai crossed the southbound lane and entered the northbound lane of travel striking a northbound, 2009 International School Bus #626, operated by Sandra Marie Adkins, 44 of Lexington Park. The bus contained 8 Great Mills High School students traveling to the Dr. James Forrest Career and Technology Center in Leonardtown. Mr. Gingles was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported to St. Mary's Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. There were no injuries to the driver of the school bus or any students. Speed is a contributing factor.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT INITIATIVE: On March 16 from 10:00 p.m. through March 17 at 2:00 a.m., the Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with other law enforcement agencies in southern Maryland, participated in Project Saving Our Loved Ones (SOLO). Project SOLO is a statewide initiative to combat impaired driving and underage drinking to ultimately save lives and reduce roadway deaths. The operation encompassed two separate driving under the influence saturation patrols. The first saturation patrol was in the northern end of St. Mary's County from Mechanicsville to Charlotte Hall with a concentration on the Charles County border. The other patrol was located in southern St. Mary's County from Hollywood to California with a concentration on the Calvert County border.

Below are the results of the operation:

-- Seventy-seven (77) traffic stops;

-- Forty-four (44) citations;

-- Forty-five (45) issued warnings;

-- Five (5) verbal warnings:

-- Eight (8) Safety Equipment Repair Orders (SERO),

-- One (1) adult alcohol civil citation,

-- Two (2) juvenile alcohol civil citations,

-- One (1) investigation initiated for a business employee's sale of alcohol to a person under the age of 21 (Dew Drop Inn),

-- Three (3) Driving under the Influence arrests

-- One (1) motor vehicle collision with property damage only,

-- Two (2) criminal arrests (CDS marijuana; resist/interfere with arrest and fail to obey lawful order)


-- Jonathan Craig Smith, 28 of Lexington Park, arrested by Cpl. Connelly for driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of a controlled dangerous substance, suspect marijuana - Three Notch Road in the vicinity of Chancellors Run Road in California, Maryland.

-- Dionta Quantiaus Taylor, 25 of Great Mills, arrested by Cpl. Connelly and charged with Resist/Interfere with Arrest and Fail to Obey Lawful Order (related to Smith's driving under the influence arrest).

-- Robert Anthony Patterson, 18 of La Plata, arrested by Deputy Beyer for driving under the influence - Three Notch Road at Mechanicsville Road in Mechanicsville.

-- Michael Carroll Casper, Jr., 27 of Mechanicsville, arrested by Deputy Beishline for driving under the influence - Mechanicsville Road at Harding Way in Mechanicsville.

Jesse Sean Rose, 27 of Hollywood, Md. Arrest photo.VIOLATION OF A PROTECTIVE ORDER: On February 26, Jesse Sean Rose, 27 of Hollywood, (pictured at left) was served with a protective order, specifying that he stay away from the petitioner's residence. The order also granted sole use and possession of a 1997 Hyundai Accent to the petitioner. The order is effective until June 26, 2013. On March 19, Rose violated the condition of the order by going to the petitioner's residence and operating the 1997 Hyundai in violation of the order. Rose was arrested and charged with violating the conditions of a protective order. Deputy Steinbach was the arresting officer.

Tye Tanise Holley, 26 of Great Mills, Md. Arrest photo.SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On March 19, deputies responded to a local business located in California for a report of fight in the parking lot. Upon arrival the deputies witnessed Tye Tanise Holley, 26 of Great Mills, (pictured at left) kick the victim as the victim was seated in her vehicle and attempting to close the door to avoid the assault. Holley was arrested and charged with seconded degree assault. Deputy Bowen was the arresting officer.

Joseph Edward Solan 42 of Hollywood, Md. Arrest photo.VIOLATION OF A PROTECTIVE ORDER, SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT: On November 26, 2012 Joseph Edward Solan, 42 of Hollywood, (pictured at left) was served with a protective order, specifying that he not abuse, threaten to abuse or harass the petitioner of the order. The order is effective until November 26, 2013. On March 20, deputies responded to a residence on Sotterly Road in Hollywood for a report of an assault. Investigation revealed that Solan was in a verbal dispute escalated into a physical assault when Solan choked the victim. Further investigation revealed that the victim was also the petitioner of the order. Solan was arrested for second degree assault and violating the conditions of a protective order. Deputy Teague was the arresting officer.

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: 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 . 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 .

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