Sheriff Seeks Identity For Theft Suspect At Leonardtown Dash-In

LEONARDTOWN, Md. – The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the man pictured in a theft investigation.

On Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, at 1:50 a.m., the suspect attempted to make a purchase at the Leonardtown Dash-In store. When the clerk opened the cash register, the suspect grabbed $20 from the drawer and fled the store.

The suspect fled in a silver vehicle. 

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or this incident is asked to call Deputy Austin Edelen at 301-475-4200, ext. 78057 or email Case # 55912-22 

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637).

Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment. 

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  1. Stealing $20????? Good luck with this, if they get caught it will end up costing dash in hundreds of dollars for court fees, and the thief will literally get a slap on the wrist and walk away smiling

    1. The state prosecutes criminal proceedings, not victims. Their employee(s) may have to testify but their unavailability to work while they do that would be the only ‘cost’ to Dash-In. But you are correct in that this will cost the people of St. Mary’s a lot more than $20 to deal with. I just beg you, and everyone else, to stop confidently speaking about things you do not understand or know about. Ignorance doesn’t make you a bad person. Spreading misinformation does… well, imho it does.

      1. The state doesn’t prosecute criminals, they simply protect them, he’ll receive a slap on the wrist (if we’re lucky) and will be right back out doing the same thing

        1. Thank you for responding to the commenter on the perceived status of lawless behavior in this area, I live only 500 ft from a section of Three Notch road north of Hollywood Leonardtown road intersection, and it has become a drag strip since the police stopped chasing hot rodders and motor cycles for fear they might hurt themselves trying to get away.

          1. No problem, and you are spot on as well, it’s the court’s problem that this lawless behavior continues on and on, it’s not going to get any better

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