Assault: On May 22, 2018, Dep. Dianne Hersh responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center for the report of an assault between inmates. Amanda Maria Stewart, 31, of Mechanicsville and Aliciana Christina Rangel, 28, of No Fixed Address were observed by a Corrections Officer intertwined with each other following a dispute about television. Stewart and Rangel were charged with Second-Degree Assault. CASE# 26851-18


Theft: On May 22, 2018, Robert Russell Breon, 46, of Lexington Park and Anna Drue Mizak, 29, of Great Mills were arrested for Theft less than $1,500 by Dep. Phillip Henry and Dep. Dianne Hersh at the Lexington Park Kohl’s store. Breon and Mizak were observed by a store employee placing various items of children’s clothing into a cart and then into a bag and passed all points of sale and left the store. When met by deputies, they confessed to stealing the merchandise, which was also captured on store security cameras. CASE# 26912-18



Theft: On May 22, 2018, Dep. Dianne Hersh responded to the Lexington Park Kohl’s for a reported theft. Hersh met with Dep. Benjamin Raley who had Korbin Alan Roberts, 22, of Mechanicsville at the store’s Loss Prevention Office. Roberts took a pair of shoes off the rack, put them on and placed his shoes on the rack. His girlfriend then put Roberts’ shoes into an empty box and placed them on the rack. Roberts walked past all points of sale when he was stopped. He was charged with Theft: Less than $100. CASE# 26896-18.

Korbin Alan Roberts

Theft: Jennifer Leigh Heiston, 32, of Lexington Park was arrested on May 22, 2018 by Dep. Andrew Budd at the California Target store for Theft Under $100. CASE# 27525-18

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Home Invasion: On May 23, 2018, Dep. Warren Forinash responded to the 19000 block of Teddy Way in Lexington Park for a reported home invasion and assault. The victims advised that Nicholas Blain Hutsell, 24, of Lexington Park entered the residence without permission, threw a chair at them. The chair was thrown between the victims, hit the window and came down hitting the victims on the knee and elbow. Neither victims had visible injury from the chair, but both believed Hutsell was going to further assault them. Hutsell was arrested and charged with Home Invasion, Third-Degree Burglary, Fourth-Degree Burglary, Second-Degree Assault and Malicious Destruction of Property. CASE# 27065-18

Nicholas Blain Hutsell

Trespassing: On May 24, 2018, Cpl. Dale Reppel responded to the 46000 block of Morningside Lane in Lexington Park for the report of a subject refusing to leave. Jorge A. Saurez Cerquera, 23, of Lexington Park was advised that he was not welcome at the residence and that he had to leave the property. He refused to do so several times and told the deputy he was not leaving until he spoke to the victim. Saurez Cerquera was placed under arrest for Trespassing on Private Property without incident and was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center. CASE# 27277-18

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Trespassing: On May 24, 2018, Cpl. Timothy Snyder arrested William Joseph Goodwin, 51, of Lexington Park and William Alexander Sledge, 60, of Lexington Park for Trespassing on Private Property at Millison Plaza in Lexington Park. CASE# 27359-18. Sledge was also arrested for Trespassing at the same location on May 18, 2018. CASE# 26098-18 Goodwin was also arrested on May 25, 2018 for Trespassing at 21760 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. CASE# 27560-18

William Alexander Sledge

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Child Neglect: On May 25, 2018, Dep. Joshua Krum on routine patrol in Lexington Park made contact with Keyonda Rochelle Cauthen, 22, of Lexington Park who had an open warrant for arrest. Upon her arrest, Krum was notified there were children in her vehicle and in her home. Entering the apartment in the Spring Valley neighborhood, Krum found several very young children unattended by themselves and their appearance was consistent that they had been left alone for a period of time. St. Mary’s County Child Protective Services were called to assist, safety plans were completed for the children and custody was relinquished to competent adults. Cauthen was charged with Failure to Appear: Non Support Minor Child, four counts of Neglect of a Minor and four counts of Confine Unattended Child. CASE# 27509-18

Keyonda Rochelle Cauthen

Theft: Dawn Marie Sword, 35, of Lexington Park entered the Walmart store in California on May 25, 2018, concealed 36 items ranging from cosmetics, office and party supplies and health and beauty items, valued at $174 inside of her child’s book bag. Sword then passed all points of sale without paying for them. Sword was arrested by DFC Sheena Tirpak and charged with Theft: $100 to under $1,500. CASE# 27604-18. Sword was also charged with Trespassing at the Walmart store on May 31, 2018. CASE# 28807-18

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Trespassing: On May 25, 2018, Dep. John Fenwick arrested Miguel Angel Otero Ayala, 35, of Silver Spring; Jose Armando Henriquez, 52, of Hyattsville and Antolin Romeo Gonzalez Salas, 42, of Hyattsville for Trespassing on Posted Property at 17140 Piney Point Road in Piney Point, which is owned by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County. CASE# 27630-18

Miguel Angel Otero Ayala

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Assault: On May 26, 2018, Dep. John Fenwick responded to the 21000 block of Sue Lane in Lexington Park for the report of an assault. The victim advised that Brenda Marie Gatton, 46, of Lexington Park scratched the victim’s neck, which left bruises and scratches. Gatton also pushed another victim to the ground and took the victim’s walker so the victim could not move. Gatton was placed under arrest, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and was charged with two counts of Second-Degree Assault. CASE# 27781-18

Brenda Marie Gatton

Theft: On May 26, 2018, Dep. Carl Ball responded to Vinos 2 Wine and Liquor in Charlotte Hall for the report of a theft. Deputies made contact with Todd Matthew Evans, 41, of Glen Burnie. Deputies noticed several bulges in his pants legs. Due to having just been caught attempting to steal a bottle of liquor, a search located more stolen goods, totaling $58.64 from the Charlotte Hall Rite Aid. Evans was issued two criminal citations for Theft Less than $100. CASE#s 27791-18 and 27801-18.

Todd Matthew Evans

Theft: On May 26, 2018, Dep. Benjamin Raley responded to the California Target store for a reported theft. A Loss Prevention employee advised that a white female concealed merchandise, clothing, food and electronics inside of a rubber tote and attempted to leave the store. The employee attempted to detail the woman at the store’s door, but was unsuccessful. Raley reviewed the store’s video surveillance and deputies identified the suspect. Raley responded to the woman’s address. Amanda Lynn Grumbine, 32, of Valley Lee said she did not commit a crime because the tote was still in the store. Grumbine was charged with Theft: $100 to Less than $1,500. CASE# 27720-18

Amanda Lynn Grumbine

Assault: On May 27, 2018, Dep. Andrew Budd responded to the 48000 block of Picketts Harbor Court in Lexington Park for the report of a disturbance. Budd made contact with the victim who advised that Andrew Christopher Allen, 25, of Lexington Park placed his hand over the victim’s mouth and nose and pushed the victim backward on the stairs. At one point, Allen picked up a butcher knife and threatened to kill the victim, but then put down the knife. Visible injuries were observed on the victim and Allen was arrested and charged with Second-Degree Assault. CASE# 27924-18

Andrew Christopher Allen

Assault: On May 27, 2018, Cpl. Jaime Davis responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center for the report of an assault between two inmates. Reviewing video surveillance, Davis found that Timothy Wayne Brooks, 46, of Lexington Park struck the victim in the face and immediately grabbed the shoulder then locked the victim into a bear hug. While unlocking his grasp, the victim tripped over a chair and fell to the ground. No signs of injury to the victim were observed. Brooks was charged with Second-Degree Assault. CASE# 27875-18

Timothy Wayne Brooks

Indecent Exposure: On May 27, 2018, Cpl. Shaun Carberry responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center for the report of Indecent Exposure. A Corrections Officer observed David Allen Hostetler, 22, of Hollywood sitting naked on a table in the cell, exposing himself. Hostetler was charged with Indecent Exposure. CASE# 27984-18

David Allen Hostetler

Assault: On May 28, 2018, Dep. Shawn Shelko responded to the shoulder of Point Lookout Road in Mechanicsville for the report of an assault in progress. The victim and Johnny Danny Bernacchia, 24, of Hughesville were at a party where Bernacchia became highly intoxicated. As the victim was driving back home, Bernacchia became agitated and slammed the victim’s head into the steering wheel and punched the victim in the jaw. Bernacchia then strangled the victim for a short time. Injuries on the victim were visible. Bernacchia had already fled the scene, but was located by other deputies at the Charlotte Hall Wawa. Bernacchia was arrested, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with three counts of Second-Degree Assault. CASE# 28006-18

Johnny Danny Bernacchia

Assault: On May 29, 2018, Dep. James Bare responded to the 22000 block of Athlone Drive in California for the report of an assault. Bare made contact with the victim who advised that Sheila Marie Barger, 37, of California struck the victim in the face and the upper body. As the victim tried to restrain Barger, she bit the victim. A lamp, phone and vaping machine were broken during the dispute. Barger was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, then to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center where she was charged with Second-Degree Assault and Malicious Destruction of Property Less than $1,000. CASE# 28176-18

Sheila Marie Barger

Motor-Vehicle Theft: On May 29, 2018, Dep. Courtney Edwards responded to a motor vehicle accident where it was determined that a 2006 black Dodge Avenger driven by Felicia Marie Bullock, 30, of California was reported stolen through Charles County Sheriff’s Office. The owner was contacted who advised Bullock took the vehicle without permission. Bullock was charged with Unauthorized Removal of Property, Rogue and Vagabond and Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle. CASE# 28204-18

Felicia Marie Bullock

Disorderly Conduct: On May 29, 2018, Dep. Richard Forbes responded to Chief’s Bar in Tall Timbers for the report of Trespassing. Brian John Pierce, 43, of Tall Timbers was heavily intoxicated, yelling curse words in the parking lot. Pierce was told several times to stop yelling in front of customers or he would be placed under arrest. He continued to be aggressive, cursing and yelling at bystanders in the parking lot. Pierce was arrested, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with Disorderly Conduct. CASE# 28354-18

Brian John Pierce

Theft: On May 29, 2018, DFC Vincent Pontorno responded to the Family Dollar on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park for a Theft in Progress. Police made contact with Turez Lydell Creek, 29, of No Fixed Address who was placed under arrest after a brief foot chase. Creek admitted to stealing merchandise from the store and was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center. CASE# 28250-18

Turez Lydell Creek

Assault: On May 30, 2018, Dep. Andrew Budd responded to the 20000 block of Old Hermanville Road in Hollywood for the report of a disturbance. The victim reported that John Carl Smith, 37, of Lexington Park punched the victim in the face. The force of the punch was so great that it caused the victim’s head to whip backward, striking the concrete step. A copious amount of blood was observed on the scene and the victim was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Smith admitted to assaulting the victim, was arrested and charged with Second-Degree Assault. CASE# 28532-18

John Carl Smith

Child Abuse: On May 30, 2018, Dep. John Davis responded to the 22000 block of St. Clements Circle in Lexington Park to check the welfare of a juvenile. Davis was advised the victim had spent several weeks at neighbors’ residences because Crystal Jean Lester, 43, of Lexington Park, regularly drinks and abuses the victim. The victim was shoved against a wall and scratched on the arm, among other injuries. Lester was found to be heavily intoxicated, arrested, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with Second-Degree Assault, Violation of a Protective Order, Second-Degree Child Abuse and Neglect of a Minor. CASE# 28617-18

Crystal Jean Lester

Assault: On May 31, 2018, Cpl. Daniel Snyder responded to the 22000 block of Wheatley’s Apartments Way in Leonardtown for a report of an assault. The victim advised that Stephanie Denise Cole, 42, of Leonardtown struck the victim about 20 times during the course of the night, pulled hair and bit the victim on the arm. The victim’s injuries were visible and Cole was arrested and charged with Second-Degree Assault. CASE# 28768-18

Stephanie Denise Cole

Assault: On May 31, 2018, Cpl. Austin Schultz responded to the 21000 block of Enterprise Drive in Lexington Park for the report of a disturbance. Schultz was advised that Damonta Sharod Brooks, 24, of Lexington Park held the victim by the throat, pushing and hitting the victim in the face and body. Injuries on the victim were observed and Brooks was arrested, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with Second-Degree Assault. CASE# 28840-18

Damonta Sharod Brooks

Open Container: On May 31, 2018, Cpl. Alvin Beishline arrested Kevin Eugene Kestenis, 58, of Leonardtown for Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage on the grounds of privately owned retail establishment in Lexington Park. CASE# 28739-18 (no photo available)


Trespassing: On May 31, 2018, Cpl. Alvin Beishline arrested Robin Anne Laabs, 46, of Lexington Park for Trespassing on Private Property at 21628 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. CASE# 28708-18 (no photo available)


Assault- On June 1, 2018, Cpl. Schultz responded to the 21000 block of Enterprise Road, in Lexington Park, for a reported assault. Investigation determined Damonta Sharod Brooks age 24, of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim by pushing, hitting, and grabbing the victim by the throat. Brooks was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree. CASE# 28840-18

Damonta Sharod Brooks

Drug Arrest- On June 1, 2018, DFC. J. Smith responded to the 39000 block of Harper’s Corner Road, in Mechanicsville, to serve an outstanding warrant for FTA/Child Support on Danielle Faye Wheatley, age 29, of Mechanicsville. After Wheatley was taken into custody, CDS paraphernalia was discovered which contained suspected heroin residue. Wheatley was served the outstanding Child Support warrant and was also charged with CDS: Possession- Not Marijuana, and CDS: Possession-Paraphernalia. CASE# 29107-18

Danielle Faye Wheatley

Drug Arrest- On June 2, 2018, Dep. Chase located Louis Winfield Price, age 60, of Great Mills, knocking on a window of an apartment in Foxchase, located in Great Mills. While on scene it was discovered Winfield had an outstanding warrant through the Maryland State Police. When taken into custody, Winfield was found to have homemade CDS smoking devices on his person with suspected cocaine residue. Winfield was charged with CDS: Possession-Paraphernalia and CDS: Possession- Not Marijuana. CASE# 29153-18 (No Photograph Available)


Reckless Endangerment/Assault- On June 2, 2018, Dep. M. Beyer responded to a reported disturbance in the 45000 block of Andover Estates Road, in Valley Lee. Upon arriving in the area, Dep. Beyer located a shotgun outside the residence. Investigation determined Louise Catherine Goddard, age 53, of Valley Lee, was causing a disturbance in the area, trying to locate a friend. During the incident, Goddard closed the door on one victim’s foot, and then proceeded outside where she fired shots from the shotgun located on the scene. Goddard was arrested and charged with seven counts of Reckless Endangerment, and one count of Assault 2nd Degree. CASE# 29262-18

Louise Catherine Goddard

Trespassing- On June 2, 2018, DFC. Roszell responded to the 36000 block of Morning Dove Court, in Mechanicsville, for the reported trespassing. The victim advised Michael Winfrey, age 34, of Mechanicsville, trespassed on the property which was posted with no trespassing signs. Winfrey was charged with Trespassing via a criminal citation. CASE# 29231-18 (No Photograph Available)


DUI:

6/3/18- Brandon Lee Cousins, age 36, of Lexington Park, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated by Dep. Chase# 346. CASE# 29290-18 (No Photograph Available)