St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 17, 2010) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On May 14, Corporal Molitor responded to a residence in Lexington Park in reference to a violation of a protective order. Investigation revealed Hugh A. Pierce, 45 of Lexington Park, was served on May 11 with a temporary protective order ordering no contact between Pierce and the petitioner. On May 13, Pierce called the petitioner on the telephone in violation of the order. Pierce was charged with violating the conditions of the order.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On May 14, Deputy Thompson responded to Great Mills Road in Great Mills for a report of an intoxicated person lying in the travel portion of Great Mills Road. Upon arrival, Deputy Thompson made contact with Joseph Warren Pilkerton, 40 of Bryantown, who was sleeping on the side walk with a 24-ounce bottle of beer lying next to him. Deputy Thompson woke Pilkerton to check his welfare. Pilkerton began cursing at Deputy Thompson causing a disturbance to other individuals walking along the roadway. Deputy Thompson could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage upon Pilkerton's breath and person. The deputy asked Pilkerton several times to stop yelling and cursing but Pilkerton refused and continued to yell and threaten the deputy. Pilkerton was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

ASSAULT, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE: On May 14, Corporal Logalbo responded to the area of route 235 and Maryland route 4 for a report of a suspicious person. Upon arrival Cpl. Logalbo observed several neighbors looking out their doors with their attention drawn to Aloysius Charles Guy, Jr., 47 of no fixed address, who appeared to be intoxicated and was yelling profanity. As Cpl. Logalbo approached, Guy took a defensive stance balling his fist, cursing and aggressively came towards the deputy. Guy was taken to the ground and arrested for disorderly conduct and second degree assault. A search incident to Guy's arrest revealed a glass smoking device containing suspected marijuana. Guy was additionally charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.

THEFT, ASSAULT: On May 16, Corporal Kirkner responded to the McKays Food and Drug Store in Lexington Park, Maryland for a report of a shoplifter. Upon arrival Cpl. Kirkner made contact with the witness who reported Joseph Michael Curtis, 46 of Great Mills, Maryland took two bags of snow crab legs, concealed them on his person and walked past all points of purchase, exiting the store without paying for the items. Store employees contacted Curtis just outside of the store exit about the theft. The store employees located the snow crab legs on Curtis' person. The employees escorted Curtis to the loss prevention office and called the police to report the theft. On two occasions, prior to the arrival of deputies, Curtis tried to push past McKays employees and forcibly leave the store. Curtis was charged with theft less then $1,000 and second degree assault.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY: On May 13, the Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) received information from an anonymous citizen that two suspects, Giuseppe Clopper from Hollywood and John Clopper, 3rd, from Lexington Park, were planning to burglarize a business in the Dameron area of St. Mary's County. On May 14, detectives made contact with the business owner who confirmed that 60-100 used batteries, valued between $600-$800 dollars, had been stolen from the business. A premise check was conducted at Giuseppe Clopper's residence and a truck loaded with stolen batteries was recovered. Both suspects were interviewed by detectives and confessed to stealing the batteries from the business. The suspects were transported to the County Detention Center and charged with theft under $1000; related charges are pending a State's Attorney Review.

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