Lusby woman accused of stabbing man, resisting arrest
Shuree S. Weems, 36, of Lusby, has been charged for reportedly stabbing someone identified to have a past relationship with her, and also for resisting arrest.
St. Mary’s sheriff’s deputies responded to an apartment in Leonardtown on Tuesday around 5 a.m. for a disturbance and found witnesses who stated that Weems and Jerome Daniels, who was identified in court documents to have a past relationship with Weems, had been arguing about his “being involved with other women.”
Weems had a strong odor of alcohol on her and slurred speech, according to police. Court documents allege Weems had “obtained a butcher knife” and Daniels had a puncture mark and fresh blood on his right forearm. After Weems was placed under arrest, she “began to resist arrest by refusing to leave” the apartment, as well as sitting down in the driveway, according to the court documents.
Weems has been charged with firstand second-degree assault, as well as resisting arrest. and after a review of surveillance video at the property, the investigation determined that Benoit received $40 for an item brought to the PawnIt business, according to a charges application filed last week by St. Mary’s sheriff’s deputy Kevin Molitor. Benoit was charged with committing a misdemeanor theft offense at the pawn shop.
Also, Ryan Marshall Edwards, 29, of Piney Point was charged in September through a summons with taking part in the burglary offense.
Leonardtown man charged with marijuana-growing offense
Santiato Angelo Ennis II, 29, of Leonardtown was charged this week through a summons with manufacturing marijuana last May at his address off St. Andrew’s Church Road. A police raid inside the residence located six marijuana plants and a light fixture with a timer, according to a charges application filed by sheriff’s narcotics investigators.
Help St. Mary’s sheriff’s deputies assist food pantries
St. Mary’s sheriff’s deputies with the community policing program in Lexington Park are inviting the public to take part from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, in a “Stuff the Squad” food drive at the COP’s office located at 21614 Great Mills Road, to help load the trunk of a vintage squad car.
The goal is to stock the shelves of all Lexington Park food pantries, the sheriff’s office reports, in time for the holiday season with nonperishable canned or boxed foods and other items such as diapers and baby wipes. All donations will be divided equally between food pantries. The COPs Unit will also be collecting gently used or new coats, scarves, hats and gloves.
Families are invited to stop by and meet the members of the COPs Unit. There will be balloons and giveaways, and children are welcome to take a free book home from the COPs office’s Little Library.
For more information, call sheriff’s Sgt. Cara Grumbles at 240-577-0581.
County jail inmates serve as community work team
The St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center carried out its first Community Work Team project Oct. 16, allowing non-violent, sentenced inmates who are incarcerated at the facility to participate in projects to better the community.
The new initiative also is part of an ongoing Community “Outside” Detail, in which inmates for several years have assisted in many areas of the county with cleanup projects.
Last month’s project consisted of two inmates, supervised by correctional officers, picking up trash and debris alongside the pavement of Pegg Road in Lexington Park and Chancellor’s Run Road in Great Mills. In a two-hour period, 10 large bags of trash and debris were collected. Two additional cleanups in the community have been completed, which removed additional bags of debris and trash.
There are ongoing plans to increase the number of inmates and correctional officers assigned to the detail in the near future, for further improving the environment in St. Mary’s and the quality of life for its citizens.
The project provides inmates an avenue to do something useful with their time as they give back to the community, the sheriff’s office reports, and complements the facility’s ongoing efforts to teach inmates skills, allowing them to earn school-graduation equivalency degrees and reducing the recidivism rate within the St. Mary’s correctional system.
Sheriff’s office offers online crime reporting option
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 cellphones, wallets and other items of value.
If any information about a suspect is known, residents should continue to call the sheriff’s office’s non-emergency line at 301-475-8008, 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 described the online reporting system as a valuable adjunct to direct contact with the sheriff’s office in situations where the citizen reporting the offense does not know who committed the crime. The new program saves crime victims time when reporting a minor offense, according to the sheriff, and it allows deputies to perform their investigations more efficiently.
Citizens can access the reporting system by going online to www.firstsheriff. com/citizenreport, or at www.firstsheriff.com. For more information, call 301475-8008.