Child abuse suspect jailed after arrest in Lexington Park
Garry V. Shubrooks, 26, of Lexington Park remained in jail without bond following a court hearing this week on charging papers alleging he assaulted four people last Friday at a residence, including physically abusing a 10-yearold child.
Police responding that day to a Yorktown Road residence met with the suspect’s girlfriend, who alleged that he “grabbed her and hit her several times in the head” at their nearby home, according to court papers stating that he followed her to the other dwelling, struck her again and began fighting with people who tried to restrain him.
Shubrooks punched the child in his face, and began swinging a plastic shovel that struck and broke a front porch light, according to a statement of probable cause filed by St. Mary’s sheriff’s deputy Warren Forinash.
Cleaner accused of stealing jewelry from multiple homes
Jessica MacDougall Finney, 27, of Cobb Island has been charged in St. Mary’s through a summons with theft offenses in court papers alleging she stole jewelry valued at $8,200 last year while working for a home cleaning service.
In addition to the jewelry reported missing from the homes in Leonardtown, Lexington Park and Piney Point of three customers of the business, Finney also is accused of stealing jewelry in Mechanicsville belonging to her employer at that time, Ashley Lewis, according to a charges application filed this week by St. Mary’s sheriff’s detective Cpl. David Alexander.
Some of the missing jewelry was pawned in Charles County, court papers state, including items that could not be recovered through the investigation “due to the time lapse since the sales transaction.”
During police questioning, the suspect acknowledged working in and stealing jewelry from homes in St. Mary’s and “in surrounding jurisdictions,” the court papers state, but she denied stealing Lewis’ property.
“The defendant advised she was severely addicted to opiates,” the court papers state, and has recently begun “intensive drug counseling.”
Sheriff posts crime news and suspect photos 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 of information.
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 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 through the sheriff’s office website at www.firstsheriff. com. For more information, call 301475-8008.
Burned bedding lies outside a home on Hillendale Road at Hollywood Shores after a bedroom fire, Hollywood volunteer firefighters reported this week, that was caused by a cellphone charging on the bed. Firefighters urged that instead of leaving a cellphone on a bed while charging, place the phone on a counter or nightstand.