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Hospi­tal scuf­fle leads to ar­rest

Michael Dou­glas MacKen­zie, 23, of Me­chan­icsville has been re­leased from cus­tody on a $1,000 un­se­cured bond fol­low­ing his ar­rest on charg­ing pa­pers al­leg­ing he as­saulted two law­men, a nurse and a se­cu­rity guard on Thurs­day at a hospi­tal.

Staff mem­bers at MedS­tar St. Mary’s Hospi­tal in Leonard­town told sher­iff’s deputies that the sus­pect, be­ing treated for a hand in­jury, was throw­ing and smack­ing things in a room, in­clud­ing a plas­tic pan that struck the nurse in the face, court pa­pers state, and he calmed down af­ter the law of­fi­cers ar­rived.

“How­ever, a short while later, he started to yell his fi­ancee’s name and be­com­ing bel­liger­ent again,” ac­cord­ing to the charg­ing pa­pers al­leg­ing he pushed the se­cu­rity guard in her stom­ach and chest, and kicked sher­iff’s deputies Cpl. Glenn Knott and Carl Ball.

MacKen­zie was charged with four of­fenses of se­cond-de­gree as­sault. A court com­mis­sioner found no prob­a­ble cause to de­tain the sus­pect on the charges of as­sault­ing the two law of­fi­cers.

Stores’ em­ploy­ees ac­cused of un­der­age al­co­hol sales

A po­lice al­co­hol-en­force­ment com­pli­ance op­er­a­tion last week in north­ern St. Mary’s led to a charge against Daniel Han, 61, of Char­lotte Hall of sell­ing an al­co­holic bev­er­age to an un­der­age po­lice in­for­mant, at a liquor store in Char­lotte Hall.

A sher­iff’s deputy mon­i­tored the June 24 trans­ac­tion at Light­house Liquors, where charg­ing pa­pers al­lege that Han never re­quested an iden­ti­fi­ca­tion card from the 19-year-old in­for­mant pur­chas­ing a 25-ounce con­tainer of “Mang-O-Rita.”

Han told po­lice that “I al­ways check the IDs,” but that he thought the po­lice in­for­mant looked “old enough,” ac­cord­ing to a charges ap­pli­ca­tion filed by sher­iff’s deputy Joshua Krum. A court com­mis­sioner is­sued a sum­mons on Thurs­day charg­ing Han with the mis­de­meanor of­fense.

In ad­di­tion, Sher­rie El­iz­a­beth John­son of Me­chan­icsville was charged Thurs­day through a sum­mons with the same of­fense in court pa­pers al­leg­ing she sold an al­co­holic bev­er­age to a 19-yearold po­lice in­for­mant on June 24 at DJ’s One Stop Shop in Me­chan­icsville.

The in­for­mant pur­chas­ing a 24-ounce con­tainer of a Leinenkugel’s Sum­mer Shandy fla­vored beer was not re­quested to show an iden­ti­fi­ca­tion card, ac­cord­ing to a charges ap­pli­ca­tion filed by Krum.

Dur­ing po­lice ques­tion­ing, court pa­pers state, John­son, whose age was not listed in charg­ing pa­pers, said that “she be­lieved the [in­for­mant] ‘looked old enough,’ and … she was very busy be­ing the only em­ployee within the store and run­ning three cash reg­is­ters, on top of han­dling cus­tomers’ re­quests for fuel and gro­cery trans­ac­tions.”

At­tempt to al­ter drug test al­leged

Mark An­thony Morgan, 30, of Me­chan­icsville was re­leased from cus­tody Thurs­day on a $10,000 un­se­cured bond af­ter his ar­rest on charg­ing pa­pers al­leg­ing he in­tended last week to defraud the out­come of a drug-screen­ing test at the county jail.

Morgan ar­rived at the jail on June 27 for a weekly check-in and was sent to a bath­room to pro­vide a urine sam­ple, and he was “fid­get­ing” be­fore cor­rec­tional of­fi­cers saw a red string and a search re­cov­ered a con­dom pos­si­bly filled with tea, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment of prob­a­ble cause filed by sher­iff’s deputy Dale Smith.

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.

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.

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. Call 301-475-8008.

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 web- site’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.

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.

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