LEONARDTOWN, Md. (July 18, 2013)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLES - CRIME SOLVERS: The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is investigating a series of thefts from motor vehicles that are occurring throughout the Hollywood and Lexington Park corridor. The suspect(s) are forcefully entering motor vehicles and removing stereo systems, In-Car navigation units and entertainment systems.
Anyone who has information regarding these crimes is ask to call 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.
2ND DEGREE ASSAULT: On July 14 at approximately, 10:00 p.m., deputies responded to a residence on Reeves Road in Mechanicsville for an assault. Deputy Austin Schultz made contact with the victim, who advised he was involved in an argument with Heidi Ann Hair, 46, of Mechanicsville. The argument escalated when Hair began to smack and bite the victim. Another subject within the residence observed the assault and attempted to intervene. That victim was then assaulted by Hair when she bit him. Hair was arrested and charged with two counts of 2nd Degree Assault.
THEFT LESS $1,000: On July 12, deputies responded to Wal-mart in California for a theft. Wal-mart Loss Prevention reported that Victoria Mae Hale, 18 of Lusby, and Jessica Lorene Hensley, 22 of Prince Frederick, entered the business and placed store merchandise in a bag. Hale and Hensley then exited the store, passing all points of sale without paying for the merchandise. Hale and Hensley were arrested and charged with Theft less $1,000. Deputy Jean Vezzosi was the arresting officer.
2ND DEGREE ASSAULT: On July 12, deputies responded to the Charlotte Hall Motel in Charlotte Hall for an assault. Robert Steven Nelson, 30 of Mechanicsville, and the victim were involved in an argument that escalated into an assault. Nelson repeatedly assaulted the victim leaving visible injury. Deputy Austin Schultz arrested and charged Nelson with 2nd Degree Assault.
THEFT LESS $1,000: On July 12, Deputy Blaine Gaskill responded to Wal-mart located in California for a theft. Wal-mart Loss Prevention observed Brittany Decarla Bell, 23 of Prince Frederick, place numerous items from the store into a shopping cart. Bell then pushed the shopping cart past all points of sale without paying for the items and then exited the store. Bell was arrested and charged with Theft less $1,000
FALSE STATEMENT TO A POLICE OFFICER: On July 13, Shannon Annette Rowley, 25 of Mechanicsville, contacted Deputy Austin Schultz regarding an assault she reported on July 12. Rowley advised Deputy Schultz she was never assaulted by Robert Steven Nelson, 30 of Mechanicsville. Rowley advised she was only involved in a verbal argument with Nelson and fabricated the assault to have him arrested. Rowley was arrested and charged with False Statement to a Police Officer.
4TH DEGREE BURGLARY, TRESPASSING : On July 13 at approximately 1:15 a.m., Cpl. Elizabeth Goodwin was patrolling Route 5 in the area of the St. Mary's Fairgrounds when she observed a white male wearing a white t-shirt walking around the buildings. Deputy James Lloyd located Wallace James Thacker, 45 of Lusby, and John Jeffrey Reeder, 43 of Mechanicsville, within the gates of the fairgrounds. Thacker and Reeder were detained for trespassing. A warrant check on both subjects revealed that Thacker had an active arrest warrant for 1st Degree Burglary and Theft through the Maryland State Police. Search incident to arrest of Thacker and Lloyd revealed a pair of gloves and a flashlight. Deputies located Reeder's vehicle a short distance away from the fairgrounds parked in a dark and inconspicuous location. Reeder and Thacker were arrested and charged with 4th Degree Burglary and Trespassing. Thacker was also served with the active Arrest Warrant.
THEFT LESS $1,000: On July 13, Deputy Blaine Gaskill responded to Wal-mart located in California for a theft. Wal-mart Loss Prevention observed Bobbie Ann Cavey, 49 of Mechanicsville, fill a shopping cart with merchandise and exit the store, passing all points of sale. Cavey was arrested and charged with Theft less $1,000.
THEFT LESS $1,000: On July 14 at approximately 2:24 p.m., deputies responded to Wal-mart located in California for a theft. Wal-mart Loss Prevention reported that Krystal Leanne Arnold, 24 of Prince Frederick, and Lastar Cinita Amirra Taylor, 23 of Prince Frederick, fraudulently returned items from the store in order to obtain gift cards. Taylor and Arnold took merchandise off the shelves within the business and then responded to the customer service counter to the return items. Taylor and Arnold both received gift cards in exchange for the property. Taylor and Arnold were arrested and charged with Theft $1,000. Cpl. Danny Ray was the arresting officer.
THEFT LESS $100: On July 13 at approximately 6:20 a.m., deputies responded to Kohl's Department Store in California for a theft. Kohl's Loss Prevention observed Jacob Wade Nolte, 20 of Lusby, remove merchandise from the store shelves and exit the store passing all points of sale. Nolte was arrested and charged on a Criminal Citation for Theft less $100. Deputy James Lloyd was the arresting Officer.
1ST DEGREE BURGLARY, 2ND DEGREE ASSAULT, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE AND PARAPHERNALIA: On July 14 at approximately 9:10 p.m., deputies responded to a residence on Craney Creek Way in Great Mills for an assault. Deputies determined that Steffan Zachery Monger, 22 of California, unlawfully entered a residence on Flat Iron Road in Great Mills. Monger was discovered rummaging through a bedroom in the residence. When confronted by three of the residents, Monger assaulted them and fled the residence. The three residents knew of Monger and were upset that Monger entered the residence without anyone's knowledge or permission. All involved parties were subsequently present at the residence on Craney Creek Way when the argument escalated. Monger was arrested and search incident to arrest revealed a baggie containing suspected marijuana and a hypodermic needle with residue of a controlled dangerous substance. Monger was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Burglary, four counts of 2nd Degree Assault, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Possession of Paraphernalia for a Controlled Dangerous Substance. Deputy James Lloyd was the arresting officer.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On July 9, Deputy S. Cameron responded to Curtis Tire located on Great Mills Rd. in Lexington Park for a disturbance. Deputy Cameron made contact with an employee of Curtis Tire who advised Venari Perkins, 50, of Lexington Park, was a disgruntled customer and now refusing to leave the business. Deputy Cameron established the initial complaint to be a civil issue and instructed both parties appropriately. Perkins became agitated, raising his voice repeatedly. Deputy Cameron ordered Perkins to cease and leave the business. Perkins refused and his continued actions caused a disruption within the business. Perkins was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct.
POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE AND PARAPHERNALIA: On July 9, deputies were in the area of Burger King on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park when they observed a subject matching the description from an earlier call involving a subject with a gun. Deputy W. Bankhead made contact with William Thomas Parks, III, 27 of Lexington Park. Parks advised deputies that he had marijuana in his backpack, but he did not have a gun. A probable cause search of Parks' backpack revealed numerous individually packaged baggies containing suspected marijuana. Parks was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Paraphernalia.
PUBLIC INTOXICATION: On July 9 at approximately 8:28 p.m., deputies responded to the Burger King on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park for a subject asleep on the front sidewalk. Deputy P. Lance located Rodney Pernall McDow, 49 of Lexington Park, asleep on the front sidewalk blocking customers from entering and exiting the business. Deputy Lance woke McDow, who was incoherent and displaying signs of intoxication. McDow was arrested and charged with Public Intoxication and Hindering the Free Passage of Others in a Public Place.
THEFT LESS $1,000: On July 11, deputies responded to Wal-mart in Lexington Park for a theft. Wal-mart Loss Prevention observed three female subjects later identified as Regina Maria Passaniti, 48 of Lexington Park; Olivia Reath Cebak, 18 of Lexington Park; and a 12-year-old female juvenile place merchandise in their shopping cart. Passaniti, Cebak, and the juvenile then exited Wal-mart without paying for the merchandise, passing all points of sale. Passaniti and Cebak were arrested and charged with Theft less $1,000. The juvenile was also arrested and charged with Theft less $1,000. Deputy T. Teague was the arresting officer.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND TRESPASSING: On July 11 at approximately 8:56 p.m., deputies responded to Plaza Azteca in Lexington Park for a subject lying on the ground in the outside dining area. Deputy L. Johnson made contact with the restaurant's owner who advised Steven Douglas Whitfield, 35 of Lexington Park, had not paid his bar tab and was now lying on the ground in the outside dining area of the restaurant. Deputy Johnson was able to wake Whitfield, who rectified his outstanding bill. However, when served with a notice not to trespass, as requested by the owner of the restaurant, Whitfield became argumentative. Whitfield then attempted to walk past Deputy Johnson and re-enter the restaurant. Whitfield's actions drew the attention of patrons, causing a disruption. Whitfield was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Trespassing.
WARRANT SERVICE: Crystal Lynn Wilkinson, 33 of Waldorf, was arrested on a District Court Bench Warrant for Violation of Probation. Cpl. E. Johnson was the arresting Officer.
WARRANT SERVICE: Christina Marie Gammon, 51 of Hollywood, was arrested on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant - Child Support for Failure to Appear. Cpl. M. Peacher was the arresting Officer.
WARRANT SERVICE: Margaret Anne Williford, 48 of Park Hall, was arrested on a District Court Bench Warrant for Violation of Probation. Deputy T. Wesner was the arresting Officer.
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