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As­sault, ar­son threat al­leged in Hol­ly­wood

Patrick Damion Urquidez, 53, of Hol­ly­wood has been re­leased from pre­trial cus­tody on a $10,000 un­se­cured bond fol­low­ing his ar­rest last week on a charges of se­cond-de­gree as­sault and com­mit­ting an ear­lier ar­son-threat of­fense.

Law of­fi­cers re­spond­ing Nov. 25 to a Jones Wharf Road ad­dress were told by the sus­pect’s sis­ter that dur­ing an ar­gu­ment about rent at the res­i­dence, he spit on her, shoved a door against her hand and, about two months ago, “made threats to blow up her car,” ac­cord­ing to a state­ment of prob­a­ble cause filed by sher­iff’s deputy Dale Smith.

Woman faces charges of bur­glary and as­sault

Chelsea Bri­ana Si­mas, 26, of Lex­ing­ton Park has been charged through a sum­mons with se­cond-de­gree as­sault and third-de­gree bur­glary in court papers al­leg­ing she hit and bit the fa­ther of her child last month at his home in Hol­ly­wood. The sus­pect “came to his res­i­dence un­in­vited and en­tered through an un­locked door without his per­mis­sion,” ac­cord­ing to a charges ap­pli­ca­tion filed from sher­iff’s deputy Ger­ard Muschette’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion on Nov. 21 at the Page Lane res­i­dence.

Theft of check al­leged

Robert Brady Hidey, 27, of Leonard­town has been charged through a sum­mons with a theft of­fense in court papers al­leg­ing he stole a woman’s $3,244 cashier’s check.

A bank em­ployee de­clined a man’s at­tempt last May to cash the check that had been mailed to Jo Anne Klear, and a wit­ness con­tacted law of­fi­cers af­ter a sur­veil­lance-video pho­to­graph of the man was posted on a Facebook page, ac­cord­ing to a charges ap­pli­ca­tion filed last month by Trooper M.L. Man­ning of the Mary­land State Po­lice.

Park Hall man ac­cused of steal­ing busi­ness’ truck

Richard Alan Stone, 28, of Park Hall has been charged through a sum­mons with a theft of­fense in court papers al­leg­ing he stole a Ford pickup truck be­long­ing to Great Mills Trad­ing Post, at the com­pany’s ad­dress off In­dian Bridge Road.

The truck, val­ued at $6,000, was found on Oct. 19 at Tim­ber Val­ley Court in Lex­ing­ton Park, ac­cord­ing to a charges ap­pli­ca­tion filed by sher­iff’s Cpl. David Cor­co­ran stat­ing that Stone pre­vi­ously worked for the busi­ness.

Sher­iff posts crime news and other info on blog

The St. Mary’s sher­iff’s of­fice posts news and in­for­ma­tion on in­ci­dents and ar­rests, in­clud­ing pho­to­graphs of sus­pects, on­line at http://first­sher­iff.blogspot. com.

The sher­iff’s of­fice 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 sher­iff’s of­fice Twit­ter posts.

Email ad­dresses can be en­tered on the web­site, to re­ceive a daily sher­iff’s of­fice sum­mary of in­for­ma­tion.

Re­ward of­fered for tips in cases through pro­gram

Cit­i­zens with in­for­ma­tion about unsolved crimes in St. Mary’s can col­lect a cash re- ward by call­ing St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers 24 hours a day at 301-475-3333. 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.

Con­tri­bu­tions to the St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers re­ward fund can be mailed to St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers Inc. at P.O. Box 221, Me­chan­icsville, MD 20659. St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers Inc. is a des­ig­nated 501(c)(3) non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion. The full amount of gifts is tax de­ductible to the ex­tent of the law, since no goods or ser­vices were pro­vided in re­la­tion to the con­tri­bu­tion.

Sher­iff’s of­fice wel­comes tips by texts from pub­lic

Cell­phones and other hand­held com­mu­ni­ca­tion de­vices can be used to send text mes­sages with tips for the St. Mary’s sher­iff’s of­fice, by tex­ting TIP239, plus the mes­sage, to CRIMES, nu­mer­i­cally 274637. For more in­for­ma­tion on the text-mes­sage pro­gram, go on­line to www.sm­scrimetips. com.

STAFF PHOTO BY JOHN WHAR­TON

A pickup truck sits over­turned at mid­day Mon­day on Fair­grounds Road near Leonard­town, where po­lice said at the scene that the teenage driver, who suf­fered no ap­par­ent in­juries, was taken by am­bu­lance to a hospi­tal, at a par­ent’s re­quest.

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