Incident Briefings: St. Mary’s County

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INCIDENT BRIEFS

3-20-14 BURGLARY – A victim reported unknown suspect(s) entered her residence on Prather Drive in Lexington Park and stole property. Case remains open – Deputy Fennessey is investigating. Case #15688-14

3-22-14 THEFT – A victim reported unknown suspect(s) stole property from his yard to Deputy Lawrence. Case #15891-14

3-22-14 BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE – A victim reported unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle while it was parked at Big Dogs Paradise in Mechanicsville and stole personal property. Case remains open – assigned to Deputy Phelan. Case #15904-14

3-22-14 BURGLARY – A victim reported unknown suspect(s) entered a building on his property and stole items. Case remains open. Case #15941-14

3-22-14 CHILD NEGLECT – Deputy Bowen responded to a residence on Glouchester Court in Lexington Park after a passerby found a child, approximately 3 years old, walking in the area. The mother of the child was located. The investigation revealed the child left the residence while the mother had fallen asleep. Case remains open pending review with the State’s Attorney’s Office. Case #15949-14

3-22-14 CHILD ABUSE – Corporal D. Snyder responded to St. Mary’s Hospital after staff observed a suspicious burn on a child brought in for treatment. Case remains open. Case #15971-14

3-23-14 BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE – A victim who resides on Louisdale Road reported unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle and stole property. Case remains open – Deputy Knott is investigating. Case #16091-14

3-23-14 VANDALISM – The victim, who resides on Watson Lane in Leonardtown, reported unknown suspect(s) cut a hole in a wire fence on his property. Case is suspended. Case #16101-14

3-23-14 MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT – At 1956 hours, Corporal O’Connor responded to a single motor vehicle accident with injuries on St. John’s Road in the area of Sandy Bottom Road. The vehicle failed to negotiate the turn and left the roadway. The vehicle struck a ditch and overturned several times. The driver, identified as Robert Jesse Hayden, age 46, was transported to PG Shock Trauma for precautionary measures by helicopter. Case #16163-14

INCIDENT BRIEFS 3-25-14

3-24-14 FRAUD – A victim reported fraudulent transactions on her bank card. Case remains open – Deputy Logue is investigating. Case #16252-14

3-24-14 THEFT – A victim, who resides in Bushwood reported an air compressor stolen from his residence. Case remains open. Forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Division. Case #16254-14

3-24-14 BURGLARY – A complainant, who is a realtor for properties on Chapman Drive in Lexington Park, reported a burglary to a vacant residence. Case remains open. Case #16259-14

3-25-14 BURGLARY – Deputy Fennessey responded to a residence on Reed Court in Mechanicsville, for a reported burglary. Unknown suspect(s) entered an outbuilding and stole personal property. Case remains open. Case #16317-14

3-25-14 HOME INVASION – Deputy Manns responded to a residence in Lexington Park for a reported home invasion. The victim reported unidentified suspects entered the residence with weapons and stole personal property. Case remains open. Case #16350-14

INCIDENT BRIEFINGS 3-26-14

3-25-14 FRAUD – A victim who resides in Leonardtown reported several cellular telephones were purchased fraudulently using his account. Case remains open. Case #16416-14

3-25-14 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE – A victim who resides on Searfoss Court in Lexington Park reported unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle and stole property. Case remains open. Case #16437-14

3-25-14 THEFT – A complainant at Leonardtown Ford reported 4 dealer registration plates had been stolen. Case is suspended. Case #16472-14

3-25-14 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE – A victim, who resides on Lookout Drive in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) forcibly entered his vehicle. Case remains open. Case #16414-14

ARRESTS

ASSAULT – On March 25, 2014, Deputy Manns responded to a residence on Brook Mill Court in Great Mills for a domestic assault. The victim alleged suspect James Willie Kittrell Jr., 43, of Great Mills, strangled the victim during an argument. Deputy Manns observed fresh evidence of injury on the victim. Kittrell was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.

ASSAULT – On March 25, 2014, Deputy Cole responded to a residence on Chaptico Road in Mechanicsville, for a domestic assault. The victim alleged suspect Michael Joseph Fischer, 47, of Mechanicsville, grabbed the victim violently and threatened the victim and other family members during an argument. Fischer was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.

INDECENT EXPOSURE – On March 20, 2014, suspect Candace Rebecca Carroll, 23, of Park Hall, was placed under arrest by Deputy L. Johnson after Corporal W. Raddatz observed Carroll urinating in the street near a vehicle on Spring Valley Drive in Lexington Park. The investigation revealed Carroll had been operating the vehicle prior to stopping to urinate in the street. Carroll did not complete Standardized Field Sobriety Tests satisfactorily and was placed under arrest. She was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Driving Under the Influence and Indecent Exposure.

THEFT – On March 23, 2014, Deputy Schultz responded to Walmart in California, for a theft. Loss Prevention personnel observed a female suspect, identified as Kathleen Marie Wagner, 29, of Lusby, conceal items of merchandise in her handbag. She then attempted to leave the store without paying. Wagner was charged with Theft Under $1,000 by criminal citation.

CHILD ABUSE – On March 23, 2014, Deputy Lawrence responded to a residence on Hollywood Road in Hollywood, for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect William Henry Mattingly Jr., 36, of Hollywood, grabbed the victim repeatedly during an argument. Mattingly continued to assault the victim after the victim exited the residence to get away, by grabbing the victim around the throat. Deputy Lawrence observed fresh evidence of injury on the victim. Mattingly was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Child Abuse and 2nd Degree Assault.

ASSAULT – On March 22, 2014, Deputy McCuen responded to a residence on Elderberry Way in Lexington Park, for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect Justin Jordan Ponticelli, 28, of Lexington Park strangled the victim by putting a towel around the victim’s neck during an argument. Deputy McCuen observed fresh evidence of injury on the victim’s throat. Ponticelli was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT – On March 23, 2014, Deputy S. Cameron responded to a residence on Bates Road in Greta Mills for a disturbance. On deputy’s arrival, they observed a large crowd surrounding a vehicle in the driveway of the residence. The investigation revealed, suspect Pierre Antonio Butler, 37, of Lexington Park, was highly intoxicated and was refusing to exit the backseat of his father’s vehicle. Deputies then attempted to help get Butler to exit the vehicle when he became more aggressive and confrontational. Butler’s actions caused several other people to respond to the scene surrounding the deputies. Butler was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Fail to Obey Lawful Order, and Disturbing the Public Peace.

DUI/POSSESSION CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE – On March 23, 2014, Deputy Schultz stopped a 2001 Ford Taurus for a traffic violation on Chancellor’s Run Road in the area of Longfields Boulevard. The operator and sole occupant, identified as Jennifer Lee Boone, 31, of Lexington Park, was subsequently placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. She was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and a further search was conducted on her person. During the search, a straw containing suspected Xanax was recovered. Boone was charged with DUI, Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance – Not Marijuana, Possession Paraphernalia, and Possession CDS Place of Confinement. 

SUSPECT CHARGED FOR FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT WITH HANDGUN

Lexington Park, Maryland – On March 22, 2014, a victim responded to Sheriff’s Office headquarters and reported an assault, which occurred on March 21, 2014 in at a residence in Lexington Park. The victim alleged suspect Branden KensleyHanlin, 19, of Lexington Park, grabbed the victim around the upper torso. Hanlin then retrieved a handgun from his waist band then pointed it at the victim’s face. The victim was able to slap the handgun from Hanlin’s hand and flee the residence. Deputy Lawrence observed fresh evidence of injury on the victim. Hanlin was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault.

INCIDENT BRIEFS 3-27-14

3-26-14 THEFT – A victim reported her purse was stolen during her stay at St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown. Case remains open. Case #16622-14

3-26-14 FRAUD – A victim who owns a business reported fraudulent changes made to an online account. Case remains open. Case #16631-14

3-26-14 MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT – a vehicle was traveling north bound on Route 5 in Leonardtown when the driver experienced a medical emergency. The vehicle struck a sign. The driver was flown to an area hospital for precautionary measures.

3-27-14 HOME INVASION – A victim, who resides at a residence on Rogers Drive in Lexington Park, reported 2 armed black males rushed inside his residence looking for property. One of the suspects fired a round inside the residence however no one was injured. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division and crime lab personnel responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. Caser remains open. Case #16694-14

TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT OPERATION

MARCH 20, 2014

On March 20, 2014 between 5:00PM and 9:00PM, 6deputies conducted two simultaneous comprehensive traffic enforcement operations on Point Lookout Road from Willows Road south to Bauer Road in St. Mary’s City and on Point Lookout Road from Sunnyside Road to Fairgrounds Road in Leonardtown. The operation was conducted by deputies on over time paid by Maryland Highway Safety Office grant funding.

Deputies conducted 57 traffic stops, which resulted in 76 written citations, 16 written warnings, 1 verbal warning, 1 Safety Equipment Repair Order, and 1 arrest for Driving Under the Influence.

SATURATION PATROL OPERATION/SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT

MARCH 27, 2014

On March 27, 2014 between 3:30PM and 5:30PM, deputies conducted a saturation patrol operation in the Callaway and Great Mills area of St. Mary’s County. Deputies initiated 30 traffic stops, which resulted in 24 written citations, 14 written warnings, and 4 criminal arrests.

A 1 hour long sobriety checkpoint was then conducted on Point Lookout Road at Camp Cosoma Road in Callaway. 252 drivers were provided checkpoint pamphlets. Additionally, 7 traffic stops were conducted during the checkpoint, which resulted in 7 written citations, 2 verbal warnings, and 2 Safety Equipment Repair Orders.  

INCIDENT BRIEFS 3-28-14

3-27-14 FRAUD – A victim, who resides in California, Maryland, attempted to file his income taxes and discovered they had already been filed fraudulently. The case was forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Division. Case #16814-14

3-27-14 FRAUD – A victim, who resides in Drayden, Maryland, attempted to file her income taxes and discovered they had already been filed fraudulently. The case was forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Division. Case #16809-14

3-27-14 BURGLARY – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence located on Golden Beach Road and stole property. Case remains open. Case #16823-14

ARRESTS 3-28-14

THEFT – On March 21, 2014, Deputy First Class T. Snyder assigned to the Lexington Park COPs Unit, was at the Walmart in California speaking with the loss prevention employee when they observed a male subject exit the store with a carpet cleaning machine inside a shopping cart. The loss prevention employee attempted to ask the subject for his receipt, at which time the subject placed the shopping cart between himself and the employee. The subject then fled on foot and refused all orders to stop by DFC Snyder. After a short pursuit, the subject identified as Darwin Terrell Banks, 41, of Lexington Park, was apprehended by Deputy Snyder.  The investigation revealed Banks placed the carpet cleaning machine inside a shopping cart and left the store without paying for it. While apprehending Banks, other patrons of the store stopped to see what was happening. Banks was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Theft Under $1,000, Failure to Obey a Lawful Order, and Resisting Arrest. 

TRAFFIC OPERATION LEADS TO DRUG ARRESTS

Great Mills, Maryland – On March 27, 2014, Corporal Stone was participating in a traffic saturation patrol operation when he initiated a vehicle stop in the parking lot of the Sheetz in the corner of Great Mills Road and Point Lookout Road. Corporal Stone determined the driver, identified as Dimitri Paul Brooks, 19, of Lexington Park, had an active warrant for his arrest. Corporal Stone subsequently observed a prescription pill bottle with the label removed on the floorboard of the vehicle as Brooks exited the vehicle and was placed under arrest. The pill bottle contained 17 oxycodone pills. A passenger of the vehicle, identified as Michael Jerome Powell, 19, of Lexington Park, also exited the vehicle and was detained. Powell was then searched, at which time an oxycodone pill was found in his hair. Powell was placed under arrest and charged with Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance: Not Marijuana. Brooks was placed under arrest and charged with Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance: Not Marijuana. Both were transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.

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