Maryland: warrant sweep by cops crosses state lines and rounded up more than 28 wanted for range of crimes

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Combined Police Warrant Sweep In Carroll Co. Results In More Than Two Dozen Arrests

(WESTMINSTER, MD) – A cooperative effort by multiple police departments on March 16, 2016, has resulted in the arrests of more than two dozen people wanted on warrants or criminal summonses in Carroll County and surrounding jurisdictions.

In the early morning hours of March 16, 2016, police officers from 15 area police departments moved out across Carroll County, which is on the border of Maryland and Pennsylvania, attempting to locate persons living in Carroll County who are wanted on criminal charges in this county or Baltimore County, as well as Adams and York counties in Pennsylvania.  By early afternoon, 28 people were under arrest and 33 warrants and/or criminal summonses had been served.

Those arrested are identified as:

Joseph Massicott, 24, Taneytown, MD

Devin Dixon, 24, Taneytown, MD

Nicholas Stonesifer, 38, Westminster, MD

Ernest Brown, 49, Hampstead, MD

Juanita Forbes, 47, Reisterstown, MD

Holly Larson, 32, Sykesville, MD

Frank Weston, 45, Chambersburg, PA

Mark Leatherwood, 50, Sykesville, MD

Daniel Rathkamp, 29, Westminster, MD

Patricia Kelly, 50, Durham, NC

Jonathan Tischer, 23, Mt. Airy, MD

Alexander Gough, 50, Manchester, MD

George Lawless, 31, Glenville, PA

Rhonda Lewisberg, 67, Westminster, MD

Hattie Miller, 30, Taneytown, MD

William Melton, 27, Ijamsville, MD

Cornell Bell, 21, Baltimore, MD

Brett Dillon, 34, Hampstead, MD

Christian Cintron, 23, Finksburg, MD

Richard Bull, 26, Finksburg, MD

Anthony Beaver, 34, Sykesville, MD

Dillan Walter, 27, Westminster, MD

Christopher Schuyler, 27, Frederick, MD

Darin Beck, 21, Westminster, MD

David Harney, 28, Westminster, MD

Ashley Wetherbee, 29, Westminster, MD

Eric Lovewell, 41, Mt. Airy, MD

The warrants and summonses were for the following range of criminal charges:

  1. Malicious Destruction of Property
  2. Violations of Probation for –

Disorderly Conduct

CDS Not Marijuana


Theft from $10,000-$100,000

Theft under $1000

Violations of Protective Orders

Drug offenses

  1. Failing to Appear for –



Rogue and Vagabond

Driving while suspended

Driving Uninsured Motor Vehicle

Resisting Arrest

Arson Threat

  1. Harassment
  2. Sex Offenses
  3. Assault 2nd Degree
  4. Possession with Intent to Distribute Drugs
  5. CDS Possession Not Marijuana
  6. Driving Under the Influence
  7. Violation of Pre-trial Services for –

Theft from $1000-$10,000


Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS


Police officers involved in the warrant sweep were from the

Maryland State Police:

Westminster Barrack,

State Apprehension Team,

Criminal Enforcement Division, and

Special Operations Division K-9 Unit,

Carroll County Sheriff’s Office

Westminster Police Department

Sykesville Police Department

Manchester Police Department

Hampstead Police Department

Taneytown Police Department

Office of the State Fire Marshal

Carroll County Parole and Probation

Carroll County States Attorney Office

Carroll County Drug Task Force

Baltimore County Police Warrant Apprehension Task Force

Several police departments assisted with investigations that led to the location of the wanted persons.  They included the

Maryland State Police Frederick Barrack

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office

Adams County, PA Sheriff’s Office

York County, PA Sheriff’s Office

Southwest Regional Police Department, PA

Durham, NC Police Department

Baltimore County Police, Franklin Precinct

Pennsylvania State Police York Barrack

Similar cooperative enforcement efforts are expected in the future as law enforcement cooperation in Carroll County continues as police officers work together to keep the county safe