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.
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.