St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Arrests for June 1, 2019

News Release, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Theft-  On May 14, 2019, Dep. Payne responded to the 48000 block of Freehold Drive in St. Mary’s City, for the reported disturbance. Investigation determined Garret Brady Harim, age 22 of Coltons Point, came to the victim’s residence uninvited. 

Garret Brady Harim

When the victim refused to come outside the residence, Harim entered the victim’s vehicle and stole change.  Harim was located in the victim’s vehicle by Dep. Payne, and arrested.  Harim was charged with Rogue and Vagabond and Theft.  CASE# 28080-19

Theft-Trespassing-  On May 18, 2019, Dep. Chase responded to the 21800 block of Shangri La Drive in Lexington Park for the reported theft.  Investigation determined James Edward Nolan, age 61 with no fixed address, stole two pairs of sunglasses from the Rite Aid store, and was previously served a notice not to trespass for the establishment.

James Edward Nolan 

Nolan was located in the area and arrested; Nolan was charged with Theft and Trespass-Private Property.  CASE# 28857-19

Assault-  On May 18, 2019, Dep. Luffey responded to the 25300 block of Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the reported disturbance.  Investigation determined Amber Lynn Battagila, age 44 of Leonardtown, assaulted the victim by striking, scratching and biting the victim.

Amber Lynn Battagila 

Battagila was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 28887-19

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