Po­lice briefs

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Woman ac­cused of knife­point as­sault

Diana Ce­celia Briscoe, 52, of Great Mills was re­leased from cus­tody Tues­day on a $5,000 un­se­cured bond fol­low­ing her ar­rest on charg­ing pa­pers al­leg­ing she choked a boyfriend at their home and held a small kitchen knife to his throat.

Briscoe was taken into cus­tody on a charge of com­mit­ting a first-de­gree as­sault on An­thony Jerome Neal, who told po­lice re­spond­ing shortly af­ter mid­night that morn­ing to the apart­ment off Iver­son Drive that he “told Briscoe to calm down and put the knife down, and she did,” ac­cord­ing to a state­ment of prob­a­ble cause filed by Trooper Ja­son Mul­hearn of the Mary­land State Po­lice.

Briscoe “de­nied any of the al­le­ga­tions against her,” the court pa­pers state, in­clud­ing that “she never held a knife to Neal’s throat.”

Bur­glary, theft of air com­pres­sor al­leged

Oh­mer Wat­son Webb, 33, of Me­chan­icsville was ar­rested this week on a charge of sec­ond-de­gree bur­glary in court pa­pers al­leg­ing he went into a shed at a neigh­bor’s res­i­dence and stole an air com­pres­sor.

Webb also is ac­cused in charg­ing pa­pers of de­stroy­ing hinges on the out­build­ing owned by Lester God­frey Thomp­son Jr., at the Mill Seat Drive ad­dress where the Oct. 5 theft oc­curred, and the com­pres­sor val­ued at $200 was placed in a sport-util­ity ve­hi­cle, ac­cord­ing to a charges ap­pli­ca­tion filed by St. Mary’s sher­iff’s Cpl. Glen Knott.

A wit­ness “took pic­tures of the de­fen­dant break­ing into the shed,” ac­cord­ing to charg­ing pa­pers.

Man ac­cused of steal­ing woman’s shoes

Ma­lik Shavon Jor­dan, 21, of Lex­ing­ton Park was re­leased on a $7,500 un­se­cured bond fol­low­ing his ar­rest last week on charg­ing pa­pers al­leg­ing he com­mit­ted a bur­glary at a woman’s home and stole five pairs of her shoes.

Jor­dan was charged with com­mit­ting a first-de­gree bur­glary on Sept. 12 at the Lex­ing­ton Park res­i­dence of Larissa Latisha Briscoe, and the shoes taken from her bed­room later were found in the trunk of a ve­hi­cle that the sus­pect was driv­ing, ac­cord­ing to a charges ap­pli­ca­tion filed by sher­iff’s deputy Austin Schultz.

Bur­glar’s theft of photos un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion

One or more cul­prits car­ried out a bur­glary on Sun­day, Oct. 8, at a home on Janet Lane in Lex­ing­ton Park, the sher­iff’s of­fice re­ports, and the miss­ing items in­cluded elec­tronic de­vices con­tain­ing pho­to­graphs of the res­i­dent’s de­ceased son.

Cit­i­zens with in­for­ma­tion about this case and other un­solved crimes in St. Mary’s can col­lect a cash re­ward by call­ing St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers 24 hours a day at 301-4753333. They can with­hold their name and later col­lect their re­ward through a num­ber-iden­ti­fi­ca­tion sys­tem.

The Crime Solvers pro­gram as­sists law en­force­ment in solv­ing open in­ves­ti­ga­tions that may not have been closed with­out the ex­tra in­cen­tive of anonymity and an of­fer of a re­ward, pro­vid­ing the in­for­ma­tion leads to an ar­rest or in­dict­ment.

The Crime Solvers board of di­rec­tors meets at 10 a.m. on the first Thurs­day of each month at the county’s North­ern Se­nior Cen­ter in Char­lotte Hall.

Con­tri­bu­tions to the St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers re­ward fund can be mailed to St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers Inc. at P.O. Box 221, Me­chan­icsville, MD 20659. St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers Inc. is a des­ig­nated 501(c)(3) non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion. The full amount of gifts is tax de­ductible to the ex­tent of the law, since no goods or ser­vices were pro­vided in re­la­tion to the con­tri­bu­tion.

St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers Inc. does not re­ceive any tax­payer dol­lars to help in its ef­forts. All money is raised through Crime Solvers’ fundrais­ing ef­forts, and do­na­tions from busi­nesses and the pub­lic.

Sher­iff wel­comes text-mes­sage tips

Cell­phones and other hand­held com­mu­ni­ca­tion de­vices can be used to send text mes­sages with tips for the St. Mary’s sher­iff’s of­fice, by tex­ting TIP239, plus the mes­sage, to CRIMES, nu­mer­i­cally 274637. For more in­for­ma­tion on the text-mes­sage pro­gram, go on­line to www.sm­scrimetips. com.

Sher­iff posts crime news and in­for­ma­tion on blog

The St. Mary’s sher­iff’s of­fice posts news and in­for­ma­tion on in­ci­dents and ar­rests, in­clud­ing pho­to­graphs of sus­pects, on­line at http://first­sher­iff.blog- spot.com. The sher­iff’s of­fice also posts sur­veil­lance im­ages and other in­for­ma­tion on the web­site when the pub­lic’s as­sis­tance is be­ing sought dur­ing on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions, and the web­site’s links in­clude ac­cess to NIXLE alerts, sher­iff’s of­fice Twit­ter posts and writ­ten com­ments by Sher­iff Tim Cameron (R).

Sher­iff’s of­fice of­fers on­line crime re­port­ing

The St. Mary’s sher­iff’s of­fice of­fers cit­i­zens a web-based method to re­port mi­nor crimes where there is no sus­pect in­for­ma­tion or other in­ves­tiga­tive leads.

The on­line re­port­ing sys­tem can be used to re­port any sus­pi­cious in­ci­dents, lost prop­erty, theft, or van­dal­ism.

When no sus­pect is known or seen in con­nec­tion with these in­ci­dents, the sher­iff’s of­fice urges res­i­dents to use the on­line re­port­ing sys­tem, in­clud­ing in cases in­volv­ing miss­ing cell phones, wal­lets and other items of value.

If in­for­ma­tion about a sus­pect is known, res­i­dents should con­tinue to call the sher­iff’s of­fice’s non-emer­gency line at 301-4758008, for a deputy to be dis­patched to take a re­port of the in­ci­dent. As al­ways, if there is an emer­gency, a crime in progress, or an im­me­di­ate need for med­i­cal as­sis­tance, dial 911.

Sher­iff Tim Cameron (R) has dCi­ti­zens can ac­cess the re­port­ing sys­tem by go­ing on­line to www.first­sher­iff.com/cit­i­zen­re­port, or through the sher­iff’s of­fice web­site at www.first­sher­iff. com. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-475-8008.

STAFF PHOTO BY JOHN WHAR­TON

Bay Dis­trict vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers re­move de­bris around one of at least four ve­hi­cles in a Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon crash that briefly blocked north­bound traf­fic on Route 235 in Lex­ing­ton Park. No life-threat­en­ing in­juries were re­ported.

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