Police search for stolen radio station van in Mechanicsville

Police search for stolen radio station van in Mechanicsville

SMCSO UPDATE: Please note that the press release has been updated as the photos shown were not the correct vehicle. Previously released photos are of the GMC which is not stolen but has identical markings and vehicle wraps to the stolen 1993 Ford Econoline Van. The stolen vehicle had a vehicle registration of 70C323 displayed at the time it was stolen. The radio station will use the GMC this weekend at a pre-scheduled event in Callaway from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

MECHANIQUEVILLE, Maryland – The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a motor vehicle theft that occurred in the 28,000 block of Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville. The theft took place on March 24, 2022, around 5 a.m. The stolen vehicle is a black 1993 Ford Econoline van with an orange light bar on the top of the vehicle and registration number 70C323. The van is prominently featured with Southern Maryland Radio logos to include Star 98.3, WKIK and 97.7 “The Bay”.

The radio station also uses a similar van with the same markings, but this vehicle is a 1993 GMC. This vehicle is not stolen. Citizens are advised that there are plans to be at an event in Callaway on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Deputy Anthony Cucinotta at (301) 475-4200 ext. 78174 or by email at [email protected] For immediate assistance, contact the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office at (301) 475-8008.

Citizens can remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program, tipsters are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.


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