QUEEN ANNE’S SHERIFF POLICE BEAT: DUI and drugs keep deputies busy and provide more moola for the lawyers; 2016 plea deal kept armed robber Devanon Wilson Jr. free to offend again
CENTREVILLE, MD. – Queen Anne County Sheriff Gary Hofmann reports that on Sept. 29, 2018, at about 2:22 am, Sergeant Meyers observed a 2007 Chevy pick-up driving over the posted speed limit.
Sgt. Meyers conducted a traffic stop on Rt. 301 north prior to Hayden Clark Road in Centreville and made contact with the driver, identified as Devanon Arnet Wilson Jr., 23, of 75 Hunters Run Blvd., Felton, Del.
According to Sheriff Hofmann, when speaking with Wilson, Sgt. Myers detected an odor of booze coming from Wilson’s breath.
Police say that Wilson advised that he had consumed alcohol earlier that night. Sgt. Meyers conducted standardized field sobriety tests on Wilson. Based on the test results, Wilson was placed under arrest and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
Police report that Wilson was later released to a sober party. Taxpayers will be delighted to learn that Wilson has been determined to be eligible to have a free attorney, paid for by the aforementioned taxpayers, to defend him in District Court on Nov. 29, 2018.
Wilson was charged with multiple counts of armed robbery, assault, and burglary on Sept. 21, 2016, in Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court. The following is an account of that incident, his arrest, and subsequent trial and conviction.
Armed robbery at Motel on Rt. 213 in Chestertown Led to Conviction of Devanon Arnet Wilson Jr.; Deputy’s leg broken during pursuit and crash on Rt. 301
Queen Anne’s County Sheriff reported that at 12:50 am on July 26, 2016, a 911 call was received from subjects at the Court Yard Inn located on RT 213 near Chestertown, Md., reporting an armed robbery involving a gun and knives.
It was reported that the suspects were three African-American males who allegedly took prescription pain medications and a cell phone from the Bernard Lee Riddick and Linda Green, and fled in a white Volkswagen passenger car.
A short time later after an attempt to locate broadcast was issued, a Queen Anne’s Deputy observed a white Volkswagen going south on RT 301 north of Centreville. Backup units were requested, and a felony style stop was made. With the possibility of a firearm in the suspect vehicle, additional responding units stopped traffic in the opposite lane for citizen safety.
Hearing the broadcast from the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office regarding the armed robbery in the northern part of the county, Maryland state troopers from the Centreville Barrack responded to assist deputies in their search for the suspects. Trooper First Class Kyle Morrison, a five-year-veteran, was in a marked 2015 Ford Explorer patrol vehicle following another trooper as they both traveled north on Rt. 301, south of Rt. 305. Both troopers had their emergency lights and sirens activated.
In preparation for making a felony stop of the suspects, deputies began to shut down northbound Rt. 301 traffic prior to the location where deputies and other troopers planned to make the stop. Deputies were out of their patrol vehicles and on foot in the roadway.
Queen Anne’s Sheriff reported that without warning, TFC Morrison and the other trooper responding from the south came upon the deputies closing the highway. Both troopers braked suddenly and, due to the wet roadway, TFC Morrison swerved into the median to avoid striking the patrol car in front of him.
Deputy Stephen Creason, a Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office deputy on foot at the scene, saw the approaching patrol cars. It appears that Deputy Creason moved into the median as TFC Morrison drove into that same location. TFC Morrison struck Deputy Creason with the right front corner bumper and fender of his patrol vehicle.
Deputy Creason was flown by a Maryland State Police helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he is undergoing treatment. Troopers from the Centreville Barrack and the State Police Crash Team investigated the crash, assisted by deputies from the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office.
The occupants in the Volkswagen, three African-American males and a white female were taken into custody and the vehicle impounded. Detectives responded and began to interview the suspects and victims in the case.
Jalen Lynell Whyte, 20, of Grasonville has been charged with Armed Robbery, Theft under $100, 1st Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and Conspiracy of Possession with intent to distribute CDS.
Devanon Arnet Wilson Jr., 21, of Chester has been charged with Armed Robbery, Theft under $100, 1st Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and Conspiracy of Possession with intent to distribute CDS.
Ty Lamar Blackwell, 22, of Easton has been charged with Armed Robbery, Theft under $100, 1st Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and Conspiracy of Possession with intent to distribute CDS.
Sabrina Lynn Pulanco, 20, of Grasonville has been charged with Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, Theft under $100, Assault and Conspiracy of Possession with intent to distribute CDS.
Search Warrants were issued for the suspect vehicle and the victim’s residence. Several knives were recovered from the Volkswagen but no firearm were recovered by police.
Represented by G. Mitchell Mowell, of Chestertown, Wilson got a plea deal on Dec. 20, 2016. THE DEAL: in return to pleading guilty to a single charge of second-degree assault, all the other charges were dropped, and he suffered the penalty and inconvenience of serving 3 years in jail with all the jail time suspended except for 63 days in another Maryland Memory of Judicial Smoke and Mirrors.
DWI Driver Dante Dembow Doing the swoop-dee-doop on Rt. 18 attracted the eye of Deputy
GRASONVILLE, MD. – One good way to get home from a bar after a night out with the boys is to call for an Uber or a friend who might give on a free ride. A good way to end up in the hoosegow is to do sudden lane changes and drive like a bat out of hell.
Police say that while conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Route 18 and Piney Creek Road, Deputy Bradley observed a 2000 Ford truck driving above the posted speed limit and swerving in and out of traffic at about 1:25 am on Oct. 1, 2018.
Queen Anne’s Sheriff Deputy Bradley conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, identified as Dante Apollo Dembow, 47, of 6825 Eastbrook Ave. Baltimore, Md.
While speaking with Dembow, Deputy James Bradley detected an odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle.
After telling Deputy Bradley that he had been out drinking, the officer had him perform standardized field sobriety tests. Based on the test results, Dembow was placed under arrest and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
Southern Maryland Police Beat: No Grape Wine in this Deadhead’s Mason Jar; Had All the Proper Tools for a Career Dealing Drugs
CALIFORNIA, MD. – Perhaps his grandfather kept grape wine in a mason jar but for this alleged bozo extraordinaire, and apparent drug dealer – his flavor was weed, say police.
On October 13, 2018, Cpl. Elizabeth O’Connor responded to the 23000 block of Starry Way in California, for a reported suspicious vehicle in the area. Cpl. O’Connor located the vehicle and made contact with the occupants.
Police say that Cpl. O’Conner’s investigation determined Kyle Patrick Bowles, 19, of 25003 Sotterley Road, Hollywood, Md., had approximately 17 grams of marijuana inside a Mason Jar which police say was located in the vehicle. Also located was a scale, grinder, and smoking device – the tools of the trade for those engaged in dealing death and destruction to the many minions and morons who recreate with dangerous drugs.
Bowles was arrested and charged with CDS Possession-Marijuana plus 10 grams and CDS Possession-Paraphernalia.
Next time maybe he’ll put a note in a bottle and toss it in the river
LEONARDTOWN, MD. – It apparently doesn’t take too much talent to get arrested when one is already in jail, but a Mechanicsville man managed to pull off this stunt, says St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron.
On October 13, 2018, Cpl. Scott Ruest responded to the St. Mary’s County Jail, in Leonardtown, regarding a violation of protective order. Police say that the investigation determined Christopher Shannon Bridgett, 20, of 28225, Apt. 3, Mechanicsville Road, Mechanicsville, Md., is currently incarcerated and utilized a family member to send the victim a message, which police report is in direct violation of a current court order which had been issued on July 2, 2018
Bridgett was charged with violation of a protective order in a domestic violence case issued by a Judge, which is about as dumb a thing a person can do, as Judges don’t take lightly such brazen indifference to their orders.
Bridgett entered into a plea deal with St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz on July 31, 2018, and pleaded guilty to second-degree assault. THE DEAL: Bridgett was sentenced to 18 months in jail with all but 12 months suspended, which accounts for why he is in the Hotel St. Mary’s sending notes via visitors.
Hey, Copper, I need a gun in the cocaine trade
LEONARDTOWN, MD. – Wow, the deputies expect tough guys who are on the glide path to be made men to run around the Walled City of Leonardtown unarmed?
On October 14, 2018, St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that Sergeant William Raddatz and Dep. Shawn Shelko were investigating a suspicious vehicle in the area of 40900 Merchant’s Lane in Leonardtown. Through the course of the investigation, a handgun was located in the vehicle on the driver’s side floorboard. A magazine with ammunition was located in the driver’s side door pocket as well.
The operator of the vehicle was identified as Raymond Michael Digulimio Jr., 21, of Compton, Md. Digulimio was placed under arrest; after Digulimio’s arrest, a clear plastic baggie containing a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine was located in his wallet.
Digulimio was charged with Handgun in a Vehicle and CDS Possession-Not Marijuana and taken to a guest suite at the Hotel St. Mary’s. He was quickly released with no cash bail required so he could find another gun and more cocaine.
When not at sea working on a ship, this Seafarer has been working at the midnight building supply and daytime handyman
GREAT MILLS, MD. – A long path down the spiraling sewer of drugs and misery has been the choice of Daniel Alioto Jr. This latest report comes from St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron about a recent arrest of the son of the man who for ten years was the Sheriff’s Commander of Vice and Narcotics, former Capt. Daniel Alioto.
Former Capt. Alioto resigned while under investigation for truthfulness as part of a narcotics investigation where he allegedly told detectives under his command to lie in court proceedings. Sheriff Cameron has yet to disclose the details of why his hand-picked narcotics commander suddenly quit just at the time when he was in line to be promoted to Assistant Sheriff.
In spite of his father’s position, there has been no public evidence of favoritism or protection of the Captain’s son as he plunged into a criminal career when not working as a merchant seaman.
Sheriff Cameron reports that on October 12, 2018, Cpl. O’Connor responded to the 21700 block of Garfield Street in Great Mills, for the reported theft. The victim stated Daniel David Alioto Jr., 26 with no fixed address, was hired to complete work at the residence, and in doing so stole an air conditioning unit. During this investigation, police say that it was also discovered Alioto scrapped the unit for money, and a second victim reported Alioto used his credit line at a store to purchase various items, which the victim did not authorize.
Police say that the second victim also reported an earlier theft that occurred in April where home video footage had captured Alioto stealing a 55″ television, he later sold.
Alioto was located on October 15, 2018, and arrested; after his arrest, a bag containing a powder residue suspected to be cocaine was located, as well as a hypodermic needle. Alioto was charged with Theft, Use of a non-issued Credit Card, CDS Possession-Not Marijuana, and CDS Possession-Paraphernalia.
Osirus Holmes Behind Bars on sex offense and child abuse charges
LEONARDTOWN, MD. – Rounding up fleeing felons is a part of the job of deputy and police say that Osirus Holmes, 21, of Port Tobacco, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for four counts of Assault 2nd Degree, Sex Offense 4th Degree, and two counts of Child Abuse by Dep. Raley.
DWI HIT PARADE: Kaytlyn Rei Diaz charged with being DWI on the main drag of town as she partied all night to the bitter end
CALIFORNIA, MD. – Making Rt. 235 a bit safer, St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Cpl. James Stone pulled over a motorist on the highway on Oct. 13, 2018, at 2:59 am and soon determined that the driver, identified as Kaytlyn Rei Diaz, 24, of 305 The Bitter End, Solomon’s, Md. Police say that Diaz was determined to be under the influence of alcohol and was arrested and was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While Impaired.
DWI HIT PARADE: Hey Jose, Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
GREAT MILLS, MD. – Jose hightailed it away from the crash scene on Oct. 13, 2018, at 11:11 pm, say police. DFC. John Davis responded to a wreck on Signature Lane in Great Mills for the report of a crash where the driver hot-footed it away. It appears he didn’t put enough distance between himself and the crash as the patrol deputy quickly located him.
Police say the vehicle operated by Jose Nelson Mejia-Garcia, 27, 21163 Winding Way, of Lexington Park, Md., had struck a road sign; Garcia then left the 2005 Toyota in the roadway and left the crash scene on foot.
Garcia was quickly located, and it was determined he was operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Garcia was charged by DFC John Davis with Driving Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se, and Driving Vehicle While Impaired by Alcohol.
Taxpayers should be overjoyed that while Mejia-Garcia had enough money for booze, the taxpayers will be funding his free attorney, Regina Whitfield. A trial is set for Dec. 12, 2018.
DWI HIT PARADE: This Guy is the DWI Guy; Will Fritz Drop This DWI Too?
CALIFORNIA, MD. – St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reported that Cpl. O’Connor responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident in a parking lot located in the 22700 block of Three Notch Road, in California on Oct. 14, 2018, at 2:05 am, only minutes after the bars closed.
The operator of a 2006 black Toyota Highlander was involved, Michael Robert Guy, 40, of 27000 Morganza Turner Road, Mechanicsville, Md., was found to be under the influence of alcohol. Guy was charged by St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Cpl. Elizabeth O’Conner with Attempting to Drive While So Far Impaired by Drugs and Alcohol Can Not Drive Safely and Attempting to Drive a Vehicle While Impaired by Alcohol.
Michael Robert Guy was arrested on Aug. 16, 2015, by Maryland State Trooper Christopher Ditoto as he drove a 2006 Toyota north on Rt. 235 in Hollywood and charged with driving while impaired DWI drugs and alcohol. Without even bothering to hire an attorney, St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz dropped the charge on Aug. 28, 2015 – a record-setting two weeks after the arrest. Prosecutors drop charges when a person charged with a crime offers up information on others who may have committed crimes, making a trade and a deal to avoid a conviction.