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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.

STAFF PHOTO BY JAC­QUI ATKIELSKI

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.

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