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Motorist jailed after guns seized

A judge ordered Wednesday that Kashif Delouis Dyson, 28, of Great Mills remain in jail in lieu of $25,000 bond on two charges of the unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in court papers identifying the weapons as a .22-caliber rifle and a loaded 12-gauge shotgun.

“Don’t shoot me,” Dyson shouted as he opened the door to the Chevrolet Suburban he was driving during a police traffic stop last Saturday on Great Mills Road, court papers state, and he told police about the weapons in the vehicle.

Dyson pleaded guilty in 2004 and 2008 to felony drug charges, according to a statement of probable cause filed after last weekend’s arrest by St. Mary’s sheriff’s deputy Cory Ellis.

Woman accused of oxycodone offenses

A judge authorized the transfer of a $15,000 district court bond on Wednesday for the pretrial release of Amber Elizabeth Clark, 26, of Hughesville on a circuit court indictment charging her with possessing oxycodone last June with the intent to deliver it to an inmate at the St. Mary’s jail.

Clark reported to the jail on June 22 to serve a weekend sentence, according to initial district court charging papers alleging that she was found to be in possession of suspected oxycodone pills that she was attempting to deliver to another inmate.

OnStar finds missing car in Charlotte Hall

Theodore Leon Boothe, 34, of Owings Mills was released on $5,000 bond after his arrest on a charge of unlawfully taking a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse on Saturday in Charlotte Hall.

Police went shortly after 2 a.m. that day to the Heavy Hitters bar, court papers state, where Gary Tyrone Butler said his keys had been taken from his jacket and his vehicle was taken from where it was parked behind the business. The vehicle was equipped with the OnStar assistance service, and the service told police that the vehicle had been tracked to the parking lot of the Brinsfield-Echols funeral home in Charlotte Hall.

Police found Boothe slumped over the steering wheel of the vehicle, parked with the engine still running, and he told them he “grabbed the wrong keys” and was merely a passenger in the vehicle until two other occupants left him at the parking lot, according to a statement of probable cause filed by St. Mary’s sheriff’s Cpl. Jason Maletto.

Cash offered for tips on robbery, break-ins

St. Mary’s law officers are seeking the public’s help through the Crime Solvers program in their probe of a home invasion on Dec. 27 at a home in Lexington Park’s Patuxent Park neighborhood, where two intruders assaulted and robbed the homeowner and several guests of money.

In addition, detectives report that one or more culprits stole an automated teller machine during a Dec. 10 store burglary in Ridge, and that one or more culprits also tried to steal ATM cash dispensers during burglaries on Dec. 23 and 24 at businesses in Bushwood, Chaptico and Mechanicsville.

Citizens with information about these cases and other unsolved crimes in St. Mary’s can collect a cash reward 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. To be considered for membership on the board, attend a meeting or call the Crime Solvers chairperson at 301-884-5417 for details.

Contributions to the Crime Solvers reward fund can be mailed to St. Mary’s Crime Solvers Inc. at P.O. Box 221, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.

Sheriff welcomes text-message tips

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.

Police tips line open

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown operate a Tips Line at 301-475-2936, inviting anyone with information about a crime that has occurred, or they expect may occur, to anonymously report that information 24 hours a day to authorities. Citizens may use the same telephone number to report concerns to police that do not involve criminal activity.

JOHN WHARTON