Items allegedly stolen, then burned in Lexington Park
Drew Thomas Aloise, 24, of Lexington Park has been charged with burning a wallet and a backpack after allegedly stealing the items, along with other things, from two different vehicles in Lexington Park.
On Sept. 28, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Matthew Beyer responded to a report of two burglaries to vehicles on Three Notch Road. Video from a neighboring property showed Aloise, who lived across the street from the two vehicles, approached the vehicles and went through both of them, court documents state.
The investigation determined that Aloise reportedly stole $440 worth of items such as wristlets, wallets, a purse and a backpack from the two vehicles. He has been charged with burglary to a motor vehicle, theft, property destruction and malicious burning. His next court date is set for Nov. 15 in St. Mary’s District Court.
Man accused of thefts from Piney Point businesses
Ryan Marshall Edwards, 29, of Piney Point, has been charged after reportedly breaking into Golden Eye Seafood and Camp Merryelande to steal cash early on Sept. 25.
Court documents allege that video evidence recorded Edwards trying to break into an office building on business property at 1:25 a.m. on that Monday and failed to break down the door twice.
After prying the door open with a screw driver, he “rummag[ed] through the drawers” of a desk in the office, and didn’t find money, the papers state. The victim stated there is usually “several thousands of dollars in the desk” but the victim had completed a bank drop.
Edwards was then caught on camera using “a screwdriver or a tool similar” to break into Camp Merryelande at 2:30 a.m. the same morning and steal $232 from a cash box attached to a counter at the business. Court papers allege Edwards was an “on and off” employee at Golden Eye Seafood.
Edwards has been charged with four counts of burglary, theft and destruction of property.
Thefts reported from vehicle and home in Lexington Park
St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies are currently investigating a theft reported on Sept. 27, where one or more suspects entered an unlocked vehicle in Lexington Park and stole property.
A theft was reported on Sept. 28 when one or more suspects broke into a Lexington Park home during the day and stole property.
Sheriff posts news on blog
The St. Mary’s sheriff’s office posts news and information on incidents and arrests, including photographs of sus- pects, online at http://firstsheriff.blogspot.com. The agency also posts surveillance images and other information on the website when the public’s assistance is being sought during ongoing investigations, and the website’s links include access to NIXLE alerts and comments by Sheriff Tim Cameron (R).
Email addresses can be entered on the website, to receive a daily sheriff’s office summary of information.
Reward offered for tips in cases
Citizens with information about unsolved crimes in St. Mary’s can collect a cash reward by calling St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers 24 hours a day at 301475-3333. They can withhold their name and later collect their reward through a number-identification system.
The Crime Solvers program assists law enforcement in solving open investigations that may not have been closed without the extra incentive of anonymity and an offer of a reward, providing the information leads to an arrest or indictment.
The Crime Solvers board of directors meets at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the county’s Northern Senior Center in Charlotte Hall.
Lexington Park and Hollywood volunteer emergency services respond Monday to a car accident involving a Toyota Corolla and a Toyota Prius on Wildewood Boulevard and Wildewood Parkway around 1 p.m. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office representatives on scene said two adults and one child were involved. No injuries were reported.