Po­lice briefs

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Gun charges fol­low traf­fic stop of man in Lex­ing­ton Park

A judge has or­dered that Marvin Cor­nelius Briscoe, 38, of Lex­ing­ton Park re­main in jail with­out bond fol­low­ing his ar­rest last week on charg­ing pa­pers al­leg­ing po­lice found a loaded .40-cal­iber pis­tol in the car he was driv­ing dur­ing a traf­fic stop along Great Mills Road.

Briscoe, ap­pre­hended after a brief foot chase in the Patux­ent Park neigh­bor­hood, was taken to a hospi­tal be­fore he was in­car­cer­ated on charges in­clud­ing the un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of a firearm after a crim­i­nal con­vic­tion, through the Sept. 6 in­ves­ti­ga­tion by Trooper Mar­cus Man­ning of the Mary­land State Po­lice.

Sus­pect in home bur­glary de­tained

Robin Ann Laabs, 47, of Lex­ing­ton Park re­mained in pre­trial cus­tody fol­low­ing a court hear­ing from her ar­rest last week on charg­ing pa­pers al­leg­ing she com­mit­ted a first-de­gree bur­glary on Sept. 5 at a home off Great Mills Road and stole a pack of cigarettes.

The home’s res­i­dent told po­lice that the sus­pect pushed a board aside that had been taped over a bro­ken win­dow, and that after she crawled in­side, he snatched back from her the cigarettes she took from a bed­room, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment of prob­a­ble cause filed by St. Mary’s sher­iff’s deputy Sheena Tir­pak. crab meat worth $167.72 in July from the Gi­ant store in Dunkirk. Christina Lynn Ri­vas, 45, was charged Sept. 2 with theft through a sum­mons.

The store’s as­sis­tant man­ager, Thomas Sor­rels, told Deputy James Flynt of the Calvert Coun- ty Sher­iff’s Of­fice on July 26 that a woman al­legedly grabbed a pack­age of Dun­geness crab, two pack­ages of lump crab meat and 10 pack­ages of eight-count crab clus­ters and tried to leave the store be­fore be­ing stopped by the store’s man­ager. She al­legedly ran to a wait­ing car parked in the fire lane and got into the pas­sen­ger seat, and the car sped off. The po­lice said their in­ves­ti­ga­tion iden­ti­fied Ri­vas as the sus­pect. A hear­ing for Ri­vas is set for Oct. 22 in dis­trict court.

Sher­iff posts crime news, info 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.blogspot.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).

Email addresses can be en­tered on the web­site, to re­ceive a daily sher­iff’s of­fice sum­mary.

Cash re­ward of­fered for tips in cases

Cit­i­zens with in­for­ma­tion about un­solved crimes in St. Mary’s can col­lect a cash re­ward by call­ing St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers 24 hours a day at 301-475-3333. 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 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.


Mo­torists driv­ing a Honda HRV and a Kia Sorento on Wil­lows Road col­lided around 2:50 p.m. Wed­nes­day, re­sult­ing in both ve­hi­cles go­ing off the road into trees near the Willow Woods apart­ment com­plex in Lex­ing­ton Park. A deputy at the scene said two of the three adults in­volved were taken to MedS­tar St. Mary’s Hospi­tal. St. Mary’s sher­iff’s of­fice deputies and vol­un­teers from Bay Dis­trict Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment and Lex­ing­ton Park Vol­un­teer Res­cue Squad re­sponded to the in­ci­dent.

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