The gateway to Adderall is that whacky tobaccy…

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CALIFORNIA — St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Sgt. Cara Grumbles reports on September 20, 2013, Detective Corporal Raddatz observed a gold Toyota truck parked in the rear lot of the Wildewood community swimming pool located in California, Maryland. As he approached the vehicle to contact the driver he smelled an odor of marijuana. The driver, identified as Mason Steven Patrey, 19, of California, Maryland, turned over a cigarette pack containing a plastic bag of a leafy green substance consistent with marijuana, rolling papers, and a metal tube (smoking device). Patrey was placed under arrest and searched. Two (2) pills, consistent with Adderall, were found in Patrey’s sweatshirt. Patrey was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center by Deputy John Davis and charged with Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) – Marijuana, CDS Possession – Not Marijuana, CDS Possession – Paraphernalia.

Baltimore shoppers looking for best buys like free stuff
CALIFORNIA — Police report that on September 20, 2013, Loss Prevention Personnel from the Best Buy store located in California, Maryland observed a female subject on video surveillance select two (2) Apple IPods from the shelf and use a device to remove the magnetic housing. She then handed the IPods to a male subject who placed both IPods into the back pockets of his jeans. Neither subject had money or means of paying for the merchandise. Both subsequently admitted to what they had done. The merchandise was valued at nearly $500.00. Aishia Fraction, 24, of Baltimore, Maryland and Kwama Pili Cheecks, 25, of Baltimore, Maryland were placed under arrest and charged with Theft Less than $1,000.

COPS bus provided free ride to Hotel St. Mary’s

LEXINGTON PARK — Police say that the COPS Unit observed Thomas Raymond Banks, 57, of Great Mills, Maryland in the parking lot of the Lex’s Laundromat located in Lexington Park, Maryland. Deputy Wood knew Banks had previously been served with a notice not to trespass for that location on July 9, 2011 by Deputy Teague. Banks was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Trespassing on Private Property.

Ditto
LEXINGTON PARK — On September 18, 2013, Deputy Wood of the Special Operations Division COPS Unit observed Peggy Lynn Jones, 39, of Lexington Park, Maryland walking in the area of Great Mills Road and Sheriff Medinzski Way (parking lot) in Lexington Park, Maryland. Deputy Wood knew Jones had previously been served with a notice not to trespass for that location on May 22, 2012 by Deputy Potter. Jones was placed under arrest and charged with Trespassing on Private Property.

Just a little white lie was enough

LEXINGTON PARK — Police report that on September 19, 2013, Deputy Flerlage of the St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Patrol Division responded to a residence in Lexington Park, Maryland for a trespassing complaint. The complainant reported a male subject was on the property of the residence after having been issued a notice not to trespass. Deputy Flerlage made contact with the subject who identified himself as James brown. As Deputy Flerlage returned to the residence to speak with the complainant, the subject fled on foot into a wooded area. He was subsequently apprehended by Corporal Connelly. Corporal Connelly recognized the subject to be Shawn Michael Miles, 21, of no fixed address and not James Brown. Miles had been issued a notice not to trespass for the complainant’s residence on May 23, 2013 by Deputy Lloyd. Miles was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Trespassing: Private Property and False Statement to Police Officer.

The Case of the Cat Scratcher

LEXINGTON PARK — Police say that on September 21, 2013, Deputy Lacey Johnson of the Patrol Division responded to an address in Lexington Park, Maryland after the victim reported a domestic disturbance. During a dispute, the suspect, who resides with the victim, pushed the victim and struck the victim with a cat scratcher on the side of the face. Deputy Johnson observed evidence of fresh injury on the side of the victim’s face. The suspect, identified as Nicole Marie Grannis, 32, of Lexington Park, Maryland, was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. During a search of Grannis’ belongings at the detention center, one half of a valium pill was located in her wallet. Grannis was charged with 2nd Degree Assault, Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance – Not Marijuana, and Possession Contraband Place of Confinement.

His daddy was a pistol, he’s a son-of-a-gun, gun-toting son of a drug dealer

LEXINGTON PARK — The son of one of the most experienced drug dealers in Maryland was himself nabbed on drug charges on September 20, 2013, Deputy Bowen of the Patrol Division responded to the area of Midway Drive in Lexington Park, Maryland after the Emergency Communications Center received a report of shots being fired in that area.
Deputy Bowen observed a Honda Accord operating in the area without the headlights on. Deputy Bowen stopped the vehicle and detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
Corporal Rishel responded and conducted a scan of the vehicle with his K9 partner. The K9 alerted positively to the driver’s side area for presence of a controlled dangerous substance. A search of the driver’s side door pocket revealed a plastic baggie containing a white powdery substance consistent with cocaine.
The driver, identified as Brian Deandre Bush Jr., 20, of Mechanicsville, Maryland was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. Bush was charged with Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance – Not Marijuana.

Trespass
LEXINGTON PARK — On September 23, 2013, Jerome Daniels, 36, of no fixed address repeatedly entered the victim’s residence located in Lexington Park, Maryland, say police, after having been escorted from the property by police and told to leave by the victim. Daniels returned to the victim’s residence once more and was placed under arrest by Deputy Vezzosi of the Patrol Division. Daniels was intoxicated at the time of his arrest. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Trespassing: Private Property.

Bra-borne illness detected at slammer for lady of loud

LEXINGTON PARK — Police report that on September 22, 2013, Deputy Vezzosi responded to an address in Lexington Park, Maryland for a disturbance. Witnesses at the residence reported suspect Denise Lee-Nora Strain, 50, of Lexington Park, Maryland was intoxicated and banging on the windows and doors. Deputy Vezzosi contacted Strain in the area and she began yelling at him as well as the witnesses.
She was told numerous times to stop yelling and leave the area – she refused. The residence was located inside an apartment complex. Strain’s actions began to disturb the nearby apartment residents.
Deputy Vezzosi placed Strain under arrest and she was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. During a search of Strain’s person conducted by detention center staff, a small bag containing suspected cocaine was found in her bra and a smoking device with residue was found in her underwear. Strain was charged with Disorderly Conduct/Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance – Not Marijuana, Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance Paraphernalia, and Possession Contraband Place of Confinement.

Crack is the gateway drug to theft
CALIFORNIA — Police report that on September 22, 2013, an employee of the Giant Food store located in California, Maryland observed a male subject, later identified as Michael Wayne Dement, 56, of Mechanicsville, Maryland near the entrance doors of the store with several items of merchandise in a cart. He was confronted by store employees but continued to the front doors to exit. When one of the employees told Dement he knew he was trying to steal the items, Dement left the cart with its contents and walked to a vehicle. The value of the stolen items in the cart was over $650.00. Dement was gone on the arrival of Patrol Deputy Bankhead, however with the description provided by store employees of the suspect and the vehicle he was operating, Deputy Bankhead believed the suspect to be Dement. A short time later, Dement was located operating a pick-up truck, displaying a Maryland registration plate and a North Carolina registration plate, in the area of Route 235 and Jone’s Warf Road in Hollywood, Maryland by Corporal Malleto. Dement was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. Dement was charged with Theft Less Than $1,000 and issued several traffic citations.

Don’t bring a fist to a tire-iron fight
LEXINGTON PARK — Police report that on September 21, 2013, the victim was standing in front of his house located in Lexington Park, Maryland talking to a neighbor. Suddenly, suspect Andrew Eugene Robinson, 30, of Lexington Park, Maryland ran up to the victim and poked the victim in the chest with a tire iron. Robinson then punched the victim in the face with his fist. Robinson was located by Deputy James Shomper and placed under arrest. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault.

Cooper found new coop in slammer

LEONARDTOWN — Police say that on September 22, 2013, Walter Dennis Cooper, 30, of Hollywood, Maryland was escorted from the Fairgrounds property located in Leonardtown, Maryland after he caused a disturbance with ride workers at the annual St. Mary’s County Fair. Cooper was told not to return to the property by Patrol Corporal Somerville. A short time later, Cooper was found at the fair on the property by Corporal Somerville. Cooper was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center by Deputy Gaskill. He was charged with Trespassing: Private Property.

Oxy does it

CHARLOTTE HALL – Police report that on September 17, 2013, Deputy Phelan of the Patrol Division responded to a residence located in Charlotte Hall, Maryland for a theft of prescription medication. The complainant reported oxycodone pills prescribed to her daughter were missing. Deputy Phelan interviewed a houseguest of the complainant identified as James Matthew Goldsmith, 38, of Prince Frederick, Maryland. While speaking with Goldsmith, Deputy Phelan observed him to appear nervous and placing his hands inside of his pockets despite requests not to do so.
After obtaining consent to search his person, Deputy Phelan located oxycodone pills, (in packaging described by the complainant), inside Goldsmith’s pockets. Goldsmith was also wanted on an outstanding warrant through the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. Goldsmith was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Theft Less Than $1,000 and Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance – Not Marijuana.

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