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Drug Arrest-  On December 13, 2019, Dep. Luffey responded to the 22600 block of Mercedes Drive in California, for the reported suspicious activity. Contact was made with Douglas Bernard Mason Jr., age 36 of Lexington Park

Douglas Bernard Mason Jr. 

Mason was observed with a suspected CDS smoking device in his hand, a baggie containing suspected heroin and suspected cocaine was located on the driver’s floorboard area of the vehicle Mason was operating. Mason was charged with two counts of CDS: Possession- Not Marijuana, and CDS: Possession- Paraphernalia.  CASE# 71489-19


Violate Protective Order- On December 18, 2019, Dep. Henry responded to the 21800 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported violation of protective order. 

Cornelius NMN Fenwick 

The investigation determined Cornelius NMN Fenwick, age 42 of no fixed address, violated a current court order by contacting the victim which is prohibited by the order. Fenwick was arrested and charged with Violate Protective Order.  CASE# 72342-19


Trespassing- On December 18, 2019, Cpl. Tirpak responded to the 25000 block of Pt. Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the reported disturbance. Dennis Wayne Stockman, age 45 with no fixed address, was inside the establishment creating a disturbance, and refusing to leave the area.

Dennis Wayne Stockman

Stockman was arrested and charged with Trespass: Private Property.  CASE# 72319-19


Harassment/Resisting Arrest- On December 19, 2019, Dep. Forinash responded to the 23900 block of Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood, for the reported harassment.  The investigation determined Richard Daniel Griffiths III, age 41 of Lexington Park, began contacting employees at the business making threatening statements.  When asked to cease his behavior, Griffiths continued making threatening phone calls. 

Richard Daniel Griffiths III

Forinash located Griffiths at his residence and placed him under arrest, at which time Griffiths pushed away from officers on scene and attempted to flee on foot.  Griffiths was placed under arrest and charged with Telephone Misuse: Repeat Calls, Telephone Misuse: Obscene, Harass: A Course of Conduct, and Resist/Interfere with Arrest.  CASE# 72634-19


Fraud-Avoid Prosecution-  On December 20, 2019, Dep. Forbes observed a suspicious vehicle in the 21800 block of North Shangri La Drive in Lexington Park, which was parked at a closed business.  Dep. Forbes attempted to make contact with an occupant of the vehicle, however, they attempted to walk away from the car and Dep. Forbes. 

Shane Osay Reed 

Dep. Forbes stopped the individual who provided a false name.  The investigation determined the person to be Shane Osay Reed, age 26 of no fixed address. Reed had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. Reed was taken into custody and charged with Fraud-Person/Identity to Avoid Prosecution and served his two outstanding warrants.  CASE# 72809-19


Possess Contraband-  On December 20, 2019, Dep. Fenwick responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center located in Leonardtown, for the reported found contraband.

Tina Marie Tippett

The investigation determined Tina Marie Tippett, age 31 of Lexington Park, was found to have a lighter and cigarette in her possession at the facility.  Tippett was charged with Possess Contraband at Place of Confinement.  CASE# 73017-19


Trespassing/Intoxicated in Public- On December 22, 2019, Cpl. Steinbach responded to the 21600 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported check the welfare. Contact was made with William Joseph Goodwin, age 53 of no fixed address

William Joseph Goodwin

Goodwin was intoxicated in a public place and issues a notice not to trespass.  Goodwin would not leave the area and was arrested. Goodwin was charged with Trespass: Private Property and Intoxicated/Public Disturbance.  CASE# 73339-19


Assault-  On December 21, 2019, Dep. Fenwick responded to the St. Mary’s Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown, for the reported assault.  The investigation determined Jovan Denise Fenwick, age 26 of no fixed address, assaulted a fellow inmate by striking the inmate with a basketball, causing injury to the victim’s finger. 

Jovan Denise Fenwick 

Fenwick was charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 73202-19


Assault-  On December 22, 2019, Cpl. Tirpak responded to the 21800 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported check the welfare.  The investigation determined the victim and Antwaun Augustus Williams, age 47 of Lexington Park, was involved in a physical confrontation.  While deputies were conducting the investigation Williams became uncooperative and began causing a commotion and tried to go after the victim while officers were interviewing the victim. Williams was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 73455-19

Antwaun Augustus Williams 

Violation of Protective Order: On Dec. 23, 2019, Deputy Latisha Baker responded to the 23000 block of Daisy Lane in California for the report of a Violation of a Protective Order. The victim advised that Stephen Thomas Morey, 30 of California, had entered the victim’s residence. The victim had noticed changes in the home when returning from work, prompting the installation of video surveillance in the home.

Stephen Thomas Morey

Morey was observed inside of the residence moving items around and disabling cameras by unplugging them and removing batteries. Deputy Baker made contact with Morey, who was arrested, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown and charged with Violation of Protective Order. Case # 73615-19


First-Degree Assault: On Dec. 24, 2019, Deputy Latisha Baker responded to the 22400 block of MacArthur Boulevard in California for the report of a disturbance. The complainant advised that Michael Allen King, 47 of California, had been causing a disturbance and damaging property within the home. Deputy Baker observed King laying on his back in a bedroom. King then brandished a knife and began to sit up in the deputy’s direction still holding the knife. King put the knife down on the deputy’s second request.

Michael Allen King 

While walking to the deputy’s cruiser, King became irate and resisted arrest. With the assistance of other deputies, King was placed in the deputy’s cruiser and taken to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown for precautionary treatment. While at the hospital, King continued to be irate and disturbing hospital staff by screaming obscenities and making derogatory statements. King was then transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center where he was charged with First-Degree Assault, Resisting Arrest and two counts of Disorderly Conduct. Case # 73823-19


Second-Degree Assault: On Dec. 24, 2019, Deputy Andrew Burgess responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center for the report of an assault between two inmates.

Paul Daniel Panholzer 

Deputy Burgess observed on video surveillance Paul Daniel Panholzer, 35 of Leonardtown, enter the cell of Dashawn James Lee Lawson, 25 of Leonardtown, in an aggressive manner and enter into a verbal argument.

Dashawn James Lee Lawson

Deputy Burgess then observed a mutual combat physical assault between the two inmates. Both Panholzer and Lawson were charged with Second-Degree Assault. Case # 73802-19


Trespassing: On Dec. 24, 2019, Deputy Matthew Beyer responded to the Sheetz store in California for a subject possibly overdosing. Arriving on the scene, Deputy Beyer made contact with Todd Matthew Evans, 43 of no fixed address, who appeared to be extremely intoxicated as he could not stand up on his own, had slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath.

Todd Matthew Evans

Evans was issued a no-trespass order in 2018. Due to his intoxication and being homeless, Evans was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center where he was charged with Trespass: Private Property. Case # 73651-19


Theft: On Dec. 24, 2019, Cpl. Joseph Somerville was working part-time security at the California Walmart store when Latoya Nichole Sewell, 37 of Lexington Park, was observed on video surveillance placing items in bags and attempting the leave the store without paying for the merchandise. Sewell was placed under arrest and charged with Theft. Case # 73832-19 (no photo available)


Theft: On Dec. 24, 2019, Deputy Warren Forinash responded to the California Target store for a reported theft. The loss prevention officer advised that Elaina Rae Ann Osborn, 34 of Lexington Park, was observed concealing several items, passing all points of sale and attempting to leave the store. Osborn was charged with Theft: Less than $100. Case # 73787-19 (no photo available)


Violation of Protective Order: On Dec. 25, 2019, Cpl. Sheena Tirpak made contact with the victim who advised that Stephen Thomas Morey, 30 of California, attempted to make contact through a third party which is in direct violation or temporary protective order.

Stephen Thomas Morey

Morey was arrested and charged with one count of Violating a Protective Order. Case # 73936-19


Second-Degree Assault: On Dec. 25, 2019, DFC Carl Ball responded to the 44800 block of Hunting Meadows Court in Callaway for the report of an assault.

Divante Quintil Kyler

The victim advised that Divante Quintil Kyler, 28 of Callaway, assaulted the victim by grabbing the victim’s throat and pushing the victim against a wall. DFC Ball observed redness and an abrasion on the victim’s throat and Kyler was arrested and charged with Second-Degree Assault. Case # 73934-19


Theft: On Dec. 25, 2019, Cpl. Michael Worrey responded to the 46900 block of South Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park for the reported theft. The victim advised that he sold three laptop computers to Derrick Alan Boyd Sr., 49 of Great Mills, when the victim noticed that the currency was fake by the texture of the paper.

Derrick Alan Boyd Sr. 

The victim tried to stop Boyd, but drove off. Boyd was then located by Cpl. Worrey where he was found with additional counterfeit currency. Boyd was arrested, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with Theft and Counterfeit. Case # 73907-19


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