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.