Law Enforcement

California Woman Arrested for Violation of Protective Order

California Woman Arrested for Violation of Protective Order

While on patrol, Deputy J. Smith of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office made contact with a victim who had an active protective order against Casey Lynn Beach, 32, of California, who was with and communicating with the victim. Beach was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, where she was...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Trespassing

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Trespassing

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, Deputy J. Bare of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Pat’s Seafood in Lexington Park for an individual who was trespassing. The investigation revealed, the suspect James Ernest Wright, 52, of Lexington Park, entered the restaurant and began yelling. There was an active notice not to trespass...
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Man who Killed John “Skillet” Ulmschneider Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

Man who Killed John “Skillet” Ulmschneider Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

Darrell Lumpkin, the homeowner who killed a Prince George’s County firefighter during a welfare check in April 2016, has been sentenced to four years in prison for illegal gun possession on Friday, according to ABC7 News’ Brad Bell. Lumpkin shot three men. John “Skillet” Ulmschneider, 37, and volunteer firefighter Kevin Swain, 19, walked into his...
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Great Mills Man Arrested on Drug Possession Charge After Traffic Stop

Great Mills Man Arrested on Drug Possession Charge After Traffic Stop

On Monday, April 17, 2017, The St. Mary’s County Emergency Communications Center received a call for a motor vehicle operating in a reckless manner heading northbound on Point Lookout Road in the area of Lattimore Road in Leonardtown. Corporal B. Foor of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle and observed the...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Saturation Patrols this Weekend

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Saturation Patrols this Weekend

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, partnering with the Maryland State Police and Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, will conduct enhanced impaired driving initiatives surrounding the Tiki Bar opening, extending from Friday, April 21, 2017, through Sunday, April 23, 2017. The efforts include saturation patrols throughout the weekend. Officers will evaluate drivers for signs of...
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VIDEO: Natural Resources Police Investigating Boat Fire at Solomons Yacht Club

VIDEO: Natural Resources Police Investigating Boat Fire at Solomons Yacht Club

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, at approximately 7:20 p.m., a boat fire was reported at the fuel station of the Solomons Island Yacht Club According to a tweets by the Natural Resources Police: 1 man was uninjured, and one was taken to MedStar DC. W/2nd degree burns on legs. Burn victim: Michael Shawn Franz, 38,...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Injured in Prince Frederick Car Crash

Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Injured in Prince Frederick Car Crash

On Tuesday,  April 18, 2017, at approximately 4:45 p.m. Deputy First Class Timothy Mohler of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was on the shoulder of the road on the northbound side of Maryland Route 4, south of Old Field Lane in Prince Frederick. He was seated in the driver’s seat of a marked Calvert...
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Prince George’s County Detectives Seek Community’s Help to Identify Homicide Victim

Prince George’s County Detectives Seek Community’s Help to Identify Homicide Victim

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Homicide Unit detectives will conduct a canvass in the Forestville neighborhood where the victim was discovered. The canvass will begin at 6:00 pm in the 3300 block of Springdale Avenue. Homicide Unit detectives released a composite sketch of the victim who was fatally stabbed on Sunday. Investigators are asking...
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Shots Fired in White Plains Armed Robbery, Reward Offered

Shots Fired in White Plains Armed Robbery, Reward Offered

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at approximately 5:05 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Dash In located in the 4700 block of Crain Highway in White Plains for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed four suspects entered the business, one brandishing a gun. They robbed the store of...
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Maryland Man Added to FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List

Maryland Man Added to FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List

A 26-year-old wanted for the 2015 murder of his wife in Maryland is the newest addition to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information leading to his capture. Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel, a native of India, had been traveling in the U.S. with...
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UPDATE: Burned Out Stolen Vehicle & Large Brush Fire in Dameron Under Investigation

UPDATE: Burned Out Stolen Vehicle & Large Brush Fire in Dameron Under Investigation

4/19/2017 @ 11:30 a.m.: The 2006 Dodge Charger was discovered abandoned off the road and was completely destroyed by the fire. The vehicle fire also resulted in a large woods fire adjacent to the road. The vehicle had been reported stolen to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office earlier on the morning of the fire....
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UPDATE : Name of Deceased Crew Member Who Died in Black Hawk Training Flight Released

UPDATE : Name of Deceased Crew Member Who Died in Black Hawk Training Flight Released

4/18/17 UPDATE – Official Military Press Release: One crew member died and two were injured when a UH-60 Black Hawk crashed during a routine training flight, April 17 at approximately 1:17 p.m., at Breton Bay Golf Course in Leonardtown, Maryland. Spc. Jeremy Darrell Tomlin, 22, a UH-60 crew chief assigned to the 12th Aviation Battalion...
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No Injuries Reported in Leonardtown School Bus Fire

No Injuries Reported in Leonardtown School Bus Fire

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at approximately 7:45 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Fairgrounds Road for the report of a school bus on fire. The preliminary investigation revealed school bus #639, was in the process of transporting a bus full of students to...
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Valley Lee Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin and Suboxone

Valley Lee Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin and Suboxone

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, at approximately 11:55 p.m., Trooper First Class T. Davis, from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle on Route 4 at Southern Connector Boulevard, in Lusby for traffic violations. The strong odor of burnt marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle. A search was conducted, and quantities...
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VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Accident in Dameron Leads to Fly Out

VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Accident in Dameron Leads to Fly Out

On Monday, April 17, 2017, at approximately 7:30 a.m., a motor vehicle accident was reported on Three Notch Road in the area of King James Parkway, in Dameron. Upon arrival, first responders, encountered a two-vehicle accident with both vehicles still in the roadway. Extraction was required for the driver of the Hyundai . Early reports...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/17/2017 to 4/21/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/17/2017 to 4/21/2017

During the week of April 17 to April 21, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday...
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State Prison Inmate Homicide Under Investigation In Allegany County

State Prison Inmate Homicide Under Investigation In Allegany County

Maryland State Police homicide investigators are continuing their investigation into the apparent murder of an inmate yesterday afternoon at a state prison in Allegany County. The victim is identified as Michael Hall, 30, an inmate at the Washington Correctional Institution. According to Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) officials, Hall was...
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UPDATE: Names Released in Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Hughesville

UPDATE 4/16/2017 @ 11:50 A.M.: On April 15, 2017 at approximately 10:55 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a personal injury motor vehicle collision on northbound Leonardtown Road north of Cracklingtown Road. A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers indicates that a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling northbound...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Begin Issuing Citations to Off-Road Vehicles

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Begin Issuing Citations to Off-Road Vehicles

The change of weather has caused an increase of illegally operated off-road vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, and similar vehicles being operated throughout St. Mary’s County on roadways, private property, and in residential areas. These vehicles pose a considerable safety threat to riders and residents, whether on the public or private property. The St. Mary’s County...
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Two-Year-Old Killed in Tree Cutting Accident, 5-Year-Old has Serious Injuries

Two-Year-Old Killed in Tree Cutting Accident, 5-Year-Old has Serious Injuries

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, at approximately 6:20 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 8900 block of Turkey Hill Road in La Plata for the report of two injured children. Upon arrival, officers found a two-year-old male and a five-year-old male (siblings) suffering from injuries after a tree fell...
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Outstanding Assault Warrants for St. Mary’s County

Outstanding Assault Warrants for St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following suspects with Outstanding Assault Warrants. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to contact Deputy Hannah Smith at 301-475-4200, ext. *8123 or by email, at Hannah.Smith@stmarysmd.com. Anyone with information is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Prince Frederick 4/13/2017

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Prince Frederick 4/13/2017

Maryland State Police from the Prince Frederick Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Possession of Cocaine: On 4/6/17 at 1:01 am, Trooper Stull and Trooper First Class Barlow stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation on Rousby Hall Rd. and Rt. 4 in Lusby. Several criminal indicators were noted and a K-9 scan was...
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Two Patrol Cars Struck By Suspected Impaired Driver on I-495

Two Patrol Cars Struck By Suspected Impaired Driver on I-495

Two unoccupied Maryland State Police patrol vehicles at the scene of a crash on I-495 last night in Prince George’s County were struck by a driver who was later arrested for driving while impaired. The driver is identified as Kenric L. Stephens, 62, of Temple Hills, Md. He is charged with driving while impaired...
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Hughesville Man Arrested for Driving While High on PCP and Possession of Drugs

Hughesville Man Arrested for Driving While High on PCP and Possession of Drugs

On Friday, April 7, 2017,  at approximately 12:00 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the area of Piney Church Road and Billingsley Road in Waldorf after the driver of a vehicle suddenly pulled out in front of an officer and then swerved between two lanes of traffic....
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Prince Frederick Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

Prince Frederick Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, at approximately 9:45 am, Trooper First Class Costello from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle on Dares Beach Road, in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. Caleb M. Fry, 26 of Prince Frederick, was observed driving without his seatbelt. A distinct odor of marijuana was emitting...
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