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Special Olympics Spring Games Held Today

The St Mary’s County Special Olympics held their 45th annual Spring Games at Leonardtown High School Today. Over 250 Athletes competed in track and field, bocce, the long jump and many other competitions. Many Volunteers were there to assist including over 250 Leonardtown High School Students who escorted the athletes around the football field to their competitions. Also the Patuxent River Naval Air Station was on site and was recognized for their dedication and hard work and for volunteering today. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was also at the school to present the awards and medals to the athletes which is always exciting to see.

Special Olympics would like to thank everybody that came out for this special event that continues to go on every year, also thank all the volunteers. If it wasn’t for them, they couldn’t do Special Olympics. All the Leonardtown High School Students that assisted today was a pleasure to have. Also a BIG Thank You to Leonardtown High Schools Sports Athletic Director Mr Raley for all the setup and getting this all together for the last couple of days.

Next is the Summer Games which will be held in Towson, MD. These Athletes could always use a donation. If you would like to Donate to the St. Mary’s County Special Olympics, please send a Donation to:

Special Olympics St. Mary’s County
25926 Whiskey Creek Rd
Hollywood, MD 20636












SMCSO Looking for Shooting Suspects – Chase & Strain
UPDATE 1-19-15 6:40 PM:

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Antonio Wendell Chase and Sidney Antwan Strain. Both suspects are being sought in connection with the shootings which occurred over the last 3 days. Chase and Strain are currently wanted on charges stemming from cases unrelated to these shootings.

Antonio Wendell Chase
Date of Birth 7-7-1986
6’00 in height/160 lbs. in weight
WANTED for Violation of Probation

Sidney Antwan Strain
Date of birth 6-12-1988

Chase and Strain frequent the Lexington Park/Great Mills/California areas of St. Mary’s County.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of ANTONIO CHASE or SIDNEY STRAIN is asked to call the SMCSO duty office at 301.475.4040 or 9 1 1 in the event of an emergency. DO NOT APPROACH either suspect and call local law enforcement immediately. Tipsters can also call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333, or text a tip to “TIP239″ plus your message to ‘”CRIMES” (274637). CALLERS CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS.

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.



Detectives Investigating Multiple Shootings – Lexington Park

Lexington Park, Maryland – On January 17, 2015, deputies responded to a report of shots fired on Lucca Way. Witnesses reported hearing a single gun shot. No victims were located. However, possible evidence was collected from the area.

On January 18, 2015 at 2:45 PM, deputies responded to the area of Ronald Drive in Lexington Park, for a report of shots fired. Witnesses indicated multiple suspects possibly fired shots. One of the rounds was believed to have struck a vehicle. A short time later, deputies located a vehicle with the rear windshield smashed in front of a residence on Manon Way. Detectives responded and were able to make contact with all of the subjects inside the residence. No victims were located.

At 7:00 PM, deputies responded to the Sheetz gas station located on the corner of Great Mills Road and Point Lookout Road, for a male who had been shot. Investigation revealed the victim, identified as Jeremy Devon Neal, 21, of Lexington Park, was on North Essex Drive when a dark colored car passed by. An unidentified suspect in the car fired a single shot which struck Neal in the upper body. Neal’s friends put him in a vehicle and began to drive to the hospital. Along the way, they stopped the vehicle at the Sheetz and called 9 1 1. Deputies and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel responded. Neal was subsequently flown to an area hospital by Maryland State Police Trooper 7 with life threatening injuries. He was last listed in guarded condition.

At 7:13 PM, a male victim drove into the Sheetz gas station parking lot, located on the corner of Great Mills Road and Point Lookout Road, after he saw the police and ambulance (treating the earlier victim). The victim, identified as Maxwell Jason Heyliger, 35, of Lexington Park, was exiting the parking lot of the Sign of the Whale liquor store, located on 21899 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, when approximately 2 rounds struck his vehicle; one of which struck Heyliger in the hand.

On January 19, 2015 at 1:00 AM, deputies responded to a residence on Maria Way in Lexington Park, for the report of shots fired. Investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) fired rounds at the residence as they drove by. There were no victims as a result of this shooting.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division are actively investigating all of these events. At this time, the majority of these shootings are believed to be related. Additional personnel, to include members of the Lexington Park COPs Unit, will be out in force in Lexington Park.

Additional information will be released as it is developed.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding these crimes to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333, or text a tip to “TIP239″ plus your message to ‘”CRIMES” (274637).

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in
St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.


Southern Maryland is in for a Big Weather Change this Weekend as we could be seeing our First Freeze of the Season. Enjoy Halloween as temperatures will make it to the mid to upper 50s and lower 60s with mainly partly cloudy skies. Into Saturday and Saturday Evening a Coastal Low Pressure Storm will be making its way up the East Coast bringing showers and along with colder temperatures conjoining together from the north will all be moving into our area. By Sunday Evening we will be seeing temperatures in the mid to lower 30s close to Freezing. Don’t be surprised that our area gets issued its first Freeze Watches/Warnings or Frost Advisories. Stay Tuned to Our Facebook and Twitter Pages this weekend for More Information. Facebook and Twitter Pages are Somdwxnews