The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks, will increase patrols in the areas of Myrtle Point Park, located at 24050 Patuxent Boulevard, California, MD, and Elms Beach, located at 19350 Back Door Road, Lexington Park, MD.
Both Myrtle Point Park and Elms Beach are open to the public from sunrise to sunset, each day. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and the St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks have received reports of trespassing after park closing hours, including open containers of alcohol, destruction of property and fights.
The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office reminds individuals that Myrtle Point Park is not to be used as a viewing area for the Solomons Island Fireworks, scheduled for this Friday, due to the park being closed.
Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of the wonderful parks St. Mary’s County has to offer. However, deputies will be on patrol to monitor any illegal activity at the parks. Violations will be enforced and may result in an arrest.
Anyone who suspects suspicious activity at either location is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency line at 301-475-8008.