Tuesday, August 19, 2014

SMCSO Investigating Suspicious Incident - Country Lakes

Mechanicsville, Maryland - On August 18, 2014, deputies responded to the Country Lakes Subdivision after the Emergency Communication Center (ECC) received a single report of a suspicious incident at 5:26 PM. A 9 year old male alleged an unidentified white male, (no further description), driving a white Chevrolet S-10 truck with an unknown colored light bar on top stopped and spoke to him. The investigation revealed the driver had a brief conversation with the juvenile before driving off. At no time during this conversation did the driver ask or tell the juvenile to get into the truck. The incident was alleged to have occurred sometime between 1:30 PM and 1:40 PM.

Numerous deputies conducted an extensive canvass of the Country Lakes Subdivision and surrounding area but were unable to locate the truck. During follow up interviews conducted 8-19-14, deputies received conflicting accounts from the juvenile complainant and juveniles who alleged to have witnessed the incident. 

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to report any suspicious activity. If you have any information regarding this incident contact the Duty Officer at 301.475.4040. Report suspicious activity to the NON-EMERGENCY LINE 301.475.8008 or in the event of an emergency call 9 1 1.