SOUTHERN MARYLAND POLICE BEAT: St. Mary’s Deputy found David John Crane Jr., wanted for theft; David Nickerson DWI drugs

SOUTHERN MARYLAND POLICE BEAT: St. Mary’s Deputy found David John Crane Jr., wanted for theft

LEONARDTOWN, MD. – With a child back in Colorado, one might think that David Crane would get a job to support his kid. St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that on May 8, 2019, David John Crane Jr., 28 of 1000 Glen Oak Court, LaPlata, Md., and sometimes of 606 Vine Street, Salida, Colorado, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Theft by Dep. Baker. 

When arrested by Charles County Sheriff Officer Jen McKenzie on March 17, 2015, for a theft scheme, Crane employed Maryland Senate President Thomas “Mike” Miller Jr., as his attorney. In a plea deal with Charles County States Attorney Anthony Covington, the charges were all dropped on Aug. 11, 2015.

Crane was arrested by St. Mary’s Sheriff Deputy John Davis on Jan. 15, 2015, and with Senator Miller as his mouthpiece in court another plea deal was struck on June 2, 2015. THE DEAL: Covington dropped the charge of theft between $1,000 and $10,000.  A warrant was issued on July 21, 2017, and was served when arrested on May 9, 2019, by Deputy Baker.

The taxpayers of Maryland will be excited to learn that Crane is eligible to have the services of the free, but sad public defender as perhaps his family is tired of paying the lofty fees of Sen. Miller, who might be pricey, but gets good results.

DUI with drugs lands David Nickerson a date with Judge


CLEMENTS, MD. – How about that whacky tobaccy in wax form as well as the traditional weed to help make a kid drive better on Rt. 234:

St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that on May 11, 2019, Dep. Wimberly responded to the 39800 block of Big Chestnut Road in Clements for the reported suspicious vehicle.


Police say that Deputy Wimberly found the vehicle operator David Patrick Nickerson, 18, of Leonardtown in the funky vehicle.

The Deputy located in Nickerson’s vehicle a grinder with marijuana residue, suspected Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) wax, and a CDS smoking device.

Police say that Nickerson displayed signs of impairment and was arrested and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and Attempting to Drive While Impaired by Controlled Dangerous Substances.

DWI HIT PARADE Copyright 2019

DWI HIT PARADE: Too lubricated to drive and not smart enough to call an Uber.


CALIFORNIA, MD. –St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that on May 12, 2019, Dep. Michael Rycyzyn responded to the intersection of Sycamore Hollow Drive and Wildewood Parkway in California, for the reported vehicle accident.  Investigation determined Richard Scott Vallandingham, 39, of 43120 Woodpecker Lane, Hollywood, Md., was involved in a collision and was found to be operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol.  Vallandingham was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While Intoxicated.  The taxpayers of Maryland will be generously providing Vallandingham with a free attorney in court on June 26, 2019.

A prior DWI arrest on June 30, 2009, by Maryland State Trooper M. Koock, resulted in a plea deal in St. Mary’s District Court when his attorney John F. Slade negotiated for Vallandingham to enter a guilty plea. THE DEAL: St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz agreed to a verdict of Probation Before Judgement with a sentence of 60 days in jail with all 60 days suspended and a fine of $242.50.


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