Po­lice briefs


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.

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