Movers May Have Pulled Halloween Disappearing Jewelry Trick
At 9:27 a.m. Oct. 31, TFC W. Goldston initiated an investigation into a theft.  The victim advised that she had a moving company pack her belonging and move her to a new location in the Great Mills.  The victim advised that when she was unpacking she noticed that several pieces of jewelry were missing.  Investigation is continuing.

Speeding Gets Man Popped on Old Felony Warrant
At 10:18 a.m. Oct. 31, TFC R. Rezza observed a vehicle that appeared to be in excess of the posted 55 mph speed limit.  Radar was used to determine the vehicle’s speed was 72 mph.
After the vehicle was stopped Route 235 near Laurel Grove Road, Mechanicsville, the officer learned the driver, Arthur Paul Scherer, 33, of Indian Head, had an outstanding arrest warrant through Virginia.
The warrant was confirmed that it was still open for felony bad check and Virginia would extradite. Scherer was arrested and taken to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center pending a bond review.


Booze Grab n Run
At 9:18 a.m. Nov. 2, Tpr. G. White responded to Shop & Stop, Lexington Park for a reported theft.  Investigation revealed that a white male juvenile grabbed a bottle of vodka and ran out of the store.  Investigation is continuing.

DWI Arrest Turns Up Bag of Pot
At 3:15 a.m. Nov. 6, TFC T. Quade responded to assist TFC R. Rezza with a traffic stop on Route 235 at Cedar Lane in Dameron.
The driver, Austin Dewayne Axtell, 19, of Lexington Park was placed under arrest for DUI and during a search of the vehicle a small plastic bag containing suspected marijuana was located under the driver’s seat.
Axtell was arrested and charged with Possession of marijuana, Possession of CDS paraphernalia and DUI.  He was taken to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, processed and held pending a bail review.

Ridge Vandals Damage Cars
At 1: 38 a.m. Nov. 6, TFC R. Rezza responded to Route 235 and Route 5 in Ridge, for a reported accident.
Investigation revealed that an unknown subjects removed several road signs and posts and placed them in the road.  Several vehicles ran over the signs causing damage to their vehicles.
The estimated loss to state property was $1,900. Investigation is continuing.