Po­lice briefs

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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.

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