St. Mary's County BCI Police Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (March 22, 2013)—The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) released the following incident and arrest reports. BCI is an investigative team comprised of detectives from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack. The unit was established on July 1, 2003 and is based in Leonardtown.

ARREST IN APPLE BASKET ROBBERY CASE: On March 15 at 9:00 a.m., police units responded to the Apple Basket Store in Mechanicsville for the report of a burglary. Upon arrival it was determined that during the night time hour's, unknown culprit(s) had broken into the business through a window and removed jewelry from a display case within the store.

John W. Sprenger, 26 of California, Md. Arrest photo.On March 20, BCI detectives assumed the investigation. Detectives learned that the stolen jewelry had been pawned at various pawn shops in White Plains, Forrestville, and Annapolis by John W. Sprenger, 26 of California (pictured at left). On March 21, Sprenger was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Burglary, Theft $10,000 - $100,000 and Malicious Destruction of Property Under $500 related to the Apple Basket Store burglary. Sprenger was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he is being held on $25,000 bond.

Police are looking for Matthew Scott Hurry in connection with a home invasion in Leonardtown.
Police are looking for Matthew Scott Hurry in connection with a home invasion in Leonardtown.

WANTED MAN: BCI is asking for the public's assistance in locating Matthew Scott Hurry, white male, age 26, 5'-8", 150 lbs. Hurry is wanted in reference to a home invasion which occurred on March 18 at 8:00 p.m. in the Leonardtown area. An arrest warrant has been issued for Hurry charging him with multiple offenses related to the home invasion. Hurry is a registered sex offender and is known to frequent the Drayden, Hickory Hills, and Mechanicsville areas of St. Mary's County and the Nanjemoy area in Charles County.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Hurry is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 301-475-4040 or Det./Cpl. David Alexander at 301-475-4200 Ext. 1954. Citizens can also text information to CRIMES (274637). Simply enter "TIP239" (847239) before your tip or call Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333.

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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