One flown to hospital after Chaptico crash

One flown to hospital after Chaptico crash

A damaged vehicle sits near a Chaptico business after a collision with a pickup truck on May 22 at Maddox Road, requiring one of the motorists to be flown to a hospital for medical treatment, according to an online report by Mechanicsville volunteer firefighters. No life-threatening injuries were reported.

Great Mills woman arrested on assault charge from altercation

Sadiyah M. Vaughan, 21, of Great Mills was jailed last Thursday to await a bond-review hearing on a charge of second-degree assault in court papers alleging she pushed and bit her mother, and kicked a sister in the face.

Law officers responding that afternoon to the suspect’s address off Chancellor’s Run Road were told by the suspect that she had been attacked during an argument about a $100 loan she had provided, according to a statement of probable cause filed by sheriff’s deputy Thomas Snyder.

Citation follows dog bite investigation in town

Caroline Lieber Baldwin, 61, of Avenue has been charged through a civil citation with a “nuisance inflicting injury to a person without provocation,” filed in court with a report detailing a dog-bite investigation last month in a Leonardtown business.

Baldwin, accompanied by her two dogs on leashes, was conversing on April 23, the animal control office report states, with other patrons at a location on Merchants Lane, identified in accompanying witness statements as Leonardtown Cigars.

While Kelly Nash of Leonardtown was at the business, “Baldwin asked him for a hug,” the report states, and “as Mr. Nash approached Ms. Baldwin, her black dog lunged at Mr. Nash’s left calf and bit him multiple times, causing injury.”

The injured man received first-aid assistance in the business, according to the witness statements, and animal control officer Beanna Peters’ report states that Nash went to nearby MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital to receive further treatment for the bite wounds inflicted by the Spanish water dog.

Baldwin told the investigator that “the only reason her dogs were out in public with her on that day was due to her house having an open house showing,” according to the report.

Former rental-shop worker accused of theft

Tinasha Janay Bush, 21, of Lexington Park has been charged through a summons with theft and forgery offenses in court papers alleging she stole $400 by altering the amount on a paycheck she received from a rental business in California.

Law officers responding May 14 to A2Z Rentals viewed a copy of the check, the week after Bush’s employment at the business ended and she had received the check written out for $60, according to a charges application filed by sheriff’s deputy Warren Forinash.

During police questioning, the court records state, Bush said that “she was owed far more than $60, … at least $460 from the last paycheck.”

Sheriff posts crime news and information on blog

The St. Mary’s sheriff’s office posts news and information on incidents and arrests, including photographs of suspects, online at 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.

In addition, the sheriff’s office posts photos on Instagram, under the username stmaryssheriff, along with the agency’s ongoing entries on its Facebook page.

Reward offered for tips in cases through program

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.

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..