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Sexual offense with teenage girl alleged

William L. Quade, 29, of Bushwood was released on $10,000 bond this week after his arrest on charging papers alleging he had sexual relations last New Year’s Day in Loveville with a girl who was 14 years old.

Quade, who was 28 at that time, was charged with committing a third-degree sexual offense, through the investigation this week by St. Mary’s detective Cpl. William Raddatz.

Cocaine suspect’s bond revoked

A judge has ordered that Damon Wayne Cutchember, 36, of St. Inigoes be held in jail without bond, except during release for medical care, as he awaits trial on a charge of possessing cocaine last February with the intent to distribute the drug.

Cutchember was granted release on personal recognizance in March on the condition that he stay away from his former residence, but a prosecutor filed court papers stating that on the same day as Cutchember’s release, “he was [later] observed at [that same] property, and that when he was observed, he ran into the residence in order to hide from being observed.”

Marijuana distribution alleged

Devin Tray Proctor, 21, of Hollywood has been released on personal release after his arrest last week on indictments alleging he distributed marijuana on Dec. 4 in Hollywood and on Dec. 11 in Lexington Park. St. Mary’s grand jurors also charged Proctor with two offenses of the possession of marijuana.

Woman charged with forgery

Chasity Nicole Sweeney, 23, of Mechanicsville has been charged through a summons with a forgery offense in court papers alleging she signed a former employer’s name on March 28 to an employment verification form at the St. Mary’s Department of Social Services office in Leonardtown. A conviction for the offense carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

Reward offered for tips in cases

Citizens with information about 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