LEONARDTOWN, MD. A veteran detective, Corporal David Alexander, with the St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Department racked up an important piece of police work recently by tracking down a dangerous punk who broke into a home, found a key to a gun safe and robbed the residence of nearly three dozen weapons which were properly stored.
Hats off to Detective David Alexander and to his partner Detective Scott Ruest!
St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that on November 14, 2014, Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to a residence for a burglary to a private residence. The victim reported unknown suspect(s) entered his residence by breaking the lock to a kitchen window. Once inside, suspect(s) located the key to a safe and stole several firearms and knives. Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab Technicians responded and processed the crime scene. The case was forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Division for further investigation.
On November 16, 2014, Detective Corporal David Alexander and Detective Scott Ruest were able to identify a suspect in the case. On November 20, 2014, detectives located the suspect, identified as a 16-year-old male from Leonardtown, and placed him under arrest for the burglary. Detectives subsequently recovered 34 firearms, approximately 1,000 rounds of ammunition, 8 knives, and 1 guitar – which accounts for all of the items and weapons stolen during the burglary.
Instead of being locked up in a reform school, the juvenile was transported to the Sheriff’s Office, where he was processed and released to a parent pending further action by the Department of Juvenile Services. The juvenile was charged with 1st Degree Burglary, Theft $1,000 to $10,000, and Theft under $1,000.
This dangerous punk should be charged as an adult as he committed an adult crime and should do the time.