Ghettoization of Lexington Park
GUNFIRE ON YORKTOWN
LEXINGTON PARK, MD. — Patuxent Park has long been a challenged neighborhood but even with a few murders and shootings from the bad old days in the 60’s and 70’s the close-in community to Pax River NAS continued to improve. With multiple gunshots reported and with dozens of hoodlums battling in the street on March 6, 2016, the lawless are clearly on the march; they are taking “neighbor” out of the “hood” replacing it with “ghetto” in Patuxent Park.
St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that on March 6, 2016, at approximately 3:30 A.M., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple citizen reports of a large disturbance with gunshots near a residence on Yorktown Road in Lexington Park, MD.
Deputies arrived on scene and located a large crowd with multiple adult victims suffering from various injuries. Although none of the victims were found to have gunshot wounds, one adult male victim was transported to a Maryland Trauma Center for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Detectives and Crime Lab Technicians from the Criminal Investigations Division responded and assumed the investigation, which revealed the incident may have been related to an earlier assault which occurred at a local area bar, CoCo Cantina, in Lexington Park. The investigation also confirmed, at least, one firearm was discharged during the altercation.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crime to contact Detective Cory Ellis at 301-475-4200, ext. *8125 or Cory.Ellis@stmarysmd.com. Callers may also call Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333 (callers can remain anonymous, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus your message to “CRIMES” (274637).
Sheriff Cameron established his Hookers & Hobos Patrol to try to herd the many prostitutes and bums who populate the main street of L. P. City, Great Mills Road, and the area around the Lexington Park Post Office, a homeless shelter, and the new Library.
Armed robberies in broad daylight, unheard of in Lexington Park in past decades have now become less rare.
Drugs and criminal youths in the many Section Eight housing areas continue to be the root cause of the crime in the old town that boomed when the Naval Air Station was opened in 1943. As the old Lexington Park continues to deteriorate, the politicians fail to understand that the failures of the Great Society, the breakdown of the black family unit and the population’s embrace of narcotics is literally turning Lexington Park into a ghetto, much like parts of Waldorf.
Commercial development has moved prosperous businesses to the Rt. 235 corridor of California in spite of the elimination of large segments of the old Hopewell Manor Trailer Park and the complete elimination of National Trailer Park and the Flat Tops.
The low-life and the criminal element were simply housed in newer and different types of the housing along Great Mills Road at Fox Chase and other Section Eight developments. Low-income residents of those projects who try to raise their children in a good environment are stuck with the criminals among them. The inability of law enforcement to deal with these determined ghetto criminals is generally limited by liberal judges who fail to incarcerate those charged with serious crimes and have a false belief that determined criminals can be “corrected”.
The criminals just laugh at the cops and the courts and generally do what they please.
The families who work hard and live in Patuxent Park and especially on Yorktown Road are looking to law enforcement and St. Mary’s County’s judges to see if these yahoos of the Ghetto get charged and if they get jailed.
None of the St. Mary’s County’s Judges live in Patuxent Park and the Judges live in another world where armed officers will rush to protect them if needed. For the working poor residents of Patuxent Park, they can only load up, lock up and light up, as they are outnumbered by the shiftless, non-working criminals turning their neighborhood into a Ghetto like Southeast Washington, D.C.