St. Mary's Co. State Police Blotter; Leonardtown Barrack; 14-FEB-2024

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Motor Vehicle Crash: On Sunday, February 4, 2024, at approximately 8:25am, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to Mechanicsville Road and Red Oak Lane, Mechanicsville, MD for the report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries involving two vehicles. Troopers and other emergency services personnel arrived to find the driver of the at-fault vehicle in serious condition. Emergency medical personnel rendered aid and the driver was flown by Trooper 7 to Washington Hospital Center.

Due to the severity of her injuries, the driver of the vehicle, identified as Casey Nicole Faulds, 27 of Mechanicsville, MD succumbed to her injuries and was declared deceased on Friday, February 9, 2024. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Corporal Jonathan Powis jonathan.powis@maryland.gov and reference 24-MSP-003887. You can also contact the Leonardtown Barrack Duty Officer at 301-475-8955 x0 to report any information.

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Motor Vehicle Crash:

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday afternoon, Feb. 3, in St. Mary’s County.

The deceased is identified as Thomas Christiani, 63, of Mechanicsville, Maryland. Christiani was the driver and sole occupant of a Honda motorcycle involved in the crash. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. No other injuries were reported at the scene.

Shortly before 4 p.m. on Saturday, troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the area of Mechanicsville Road and Asher Road for a report of a two-vehicle crash. According to a preliminary investigation, the motorcycle, operated by Christiani, was traveling south on Mechanicsville Road, when for unknown reasons, struck a delivery van, attempting to turn into a residential driveway. Investigators do not believe that impaired driving is a factor in this crash.

Mechanicsville Road was closed for more than 4 hours following the crash. Personnel from Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 2 – Washington, based at Joint Base Andrews in Camp Springs, Maryland, responded to the scene to assist.

The Maryland State Police Crash Team continues to investigate the cause of the crash.

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On 2/13/2024, TFC Posch responded to the Sheetz, located at 20760 Old Great Mills Road, Great Mills, MD for the report of an individual who had an active arrest warrant. Investigation revealed that Shanae Elizabeth Dorsey, 33 of Leonardtown, MD had an active warrant through the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack and was arrested. A search incident to arrest revealed suspected Cocaine and associated paraphernalia. Dorsey was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where she was charged with Possession of CDS: Not Cannabis and Possession of CDS: Paraphernalia.

On 2/13/2024, TFC Black conducted a traffic stop on Loveville Road at Kavanaugh Road, Mechanicsville, MD. Investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle, identified as Kendall James Buckler, 34 of Hughesville, MD was violating an active protective order and was arrested. A K9 scan of the vehicle was conducted which resulted in a positive alert. A search of the vehicle revealed suspected crack cocaine and associated paraphernalia, belonging to James Foley Somerville Jr, 66 of Chaptico, MD. Buckler was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Violation of a Protective Order. Somerville was charged with Possession of CDS: Not Cannabis and Possession of CDS: Paraphernalia on criminal citations.

The following people were arrested for Driving under the Influence:

On 2/9/2024, Derrick Clifton Marshall, 45 of Lexington Park, MD was arrested by TFC Black

On 2/10/2024, Janel Kimberly Pollard, 28 of Alexandria, VA was arrested by TFC Baden

On 2/10/2024, Serena Theresa Carpenter, 42 of Great Mills, MD was arrested by TFC Engleman

On 2/10/2024, Jeffrey Lewis Frantz, 51 of Great Mills, MD was arrested by Sr Tpr Oyler

On 2/11/2024, Gregory Ross Anderson, 18 of Hollywood, MD was arrested by Tpr Stricker

The following people were arrested for Open Warrants:

On 2/7/2024, Donald Sheldon Strickland, 44 of Great Mills, MD was arrested by TFC Black for Failure to obey properly placed traffic control device instructions, Stopping, standing on authority highway when prohibited, Diving vehicle while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance, Driver changing lanes when unsafe, Reckless Driving, and Negligent Driving

On 2/13/2024, Shanae Elizabeth Dorsey, 33 of Leonardtown, MD was arrested by TFC Posch for FTA: Trespass: Private Property

Disclaimer: In the U.S.A., all persons accused of a crime by the State are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. See: https://so.md/presumed-innocence. Additionally, all of the information provided above is solely from the perspective of the respective law enforcement agency and does not provide any direct input from the accused or persons otherwise mentioned. You can find additional information about the case by searching the Maryland Judiciary Case Search Database using the accused's name and date of birth. The database is online at https://so.md/mdcasesearch . Persons named who have been found innocent or not guilty of all charges in the respective case, and/or have had the case ordered expunged by the court can have their name, age, and city redacted by following the process defined at https://so.md/expungeme.
 
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