The St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations 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, Maryland.
On June 20, 2013 at 8:54 A.M. Patrol units responded to a private residence in Drayden for the report of a burglary. Upon arrival it was discovered unknown culprits had pried open the rear door of the residence and five guns had been stolen. BCI was requested and responded to assume the investigation.
During the investigation three suspects were identified and multiple searches were conducted in the area where the suspects resided resulting in the recovery of the stolen firearms. Two suspects were taken into custody during search’s of residences, Andrew T. Kenney, age 26 and John W. Alvarado, age 35, both of Lexington Park, Maryland. Detectives later located and arrested Devon C. Johnson, age 28, at a residence in Lexington Park. All three were transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, charged with First Degree Burglary, Theft $1,000 – $10,000 and Malicious Destruction of Property under $500. Johnson was placed on a $35,000 bond. Kenney and Alvarado are pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.