Crime

Bryans Road Man Arrested for Armed Robbery

Bryans Road Man Arrested for Armed Robbery

On Monday, April 21, 2014 at 7:50 p.m., officers from  the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a convenience store in the 2100 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a man with a gun who was standing outside the business. Dispatchers obtained a description of the suspect and officers quickly...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Arrests and Incident Briefs – 4/24/14

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The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the following incidents. DRUG ARREST – On April 19, 2014, Deputy First Class Vezzosi of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office found suspect Justin Scott Roth, 30, of Mechanicsville, asleep in a vehicle which was parked at the Exxon Gas station located at 30100 Three Notch...
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“Forty” Arrested on Drug Charges in St. Mary’s County

“Forty” Arrested on Drug Charges in St. Mary’s County

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office identified Calverio Terrill Somerville AKA “Forty”, 25 of Lexington Park as a distributor of cocaine. On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 a search and seizure warrant was obtained for two residences, one in Great Mills and one in Lexington Park along with two vehicles. The St. Mary’s...
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California Man Arrested for Domestic Assault

California Man Arrested for Domestic Assault

On Sunday, April 20, 2014, Deputy Wesner of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in California for a domestic assault. The victim alleged Patrick Wayne Donovan, 45, of California, struck them with a bar stool and with his hands. Deputy Wesner observed evidence of injury on the victim. Donovan was...
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Traffic Stop in Lexington Park Leads to Arrest

Traffic Stop in Lexington Park Leads to Arrest

On April 18, 2014, Sergeant Safford of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, assigned to the Lexington Park COPs UNIT, observed a Ford Expedition operating on Pacific Drive with no registration displayed. Sergeant Safford stopped the vehicle and subsequently requested a K9 unit respond for a scan of the vehicle. The K9 alerted on the...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 4/22/14

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 4/22/14

Maryland State Police from the Maryland State Police from the Prince Frederick Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Possession of Marijuana: On 4/15/14 at 12:11 am, Trooper First Class Casarella stopped a vehicle on Rt. 260 in Chesapeake Beach for traffic violations. While making contact with the driver, the odor of marijuana was detected...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 4/22/14

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 4/22/14

During the week of April 14 through April 20 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,335 calls for service throughout the community.  Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link...
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Calvert County Crime Solvers “Case of the Week” 4/22/14

Calvert County Crime Solvers “Case of the Week” 4/22/14

Calvert County Crime Solvers and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the woman seen leaving the Prince Frederick Office Depot store with a stolen Dell Inspiron laptop. DFC A. Locke responded to the Office Depot in Prince Frederick for a theft that had just occurred on April 16...
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UPDATE: Ridge Man Charged in Killing Dog

UPDATE: Ridge Man Charged in Killing Dog

UPDATE 4/21/14 A criminal summons was issued by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office  on April 20, 2014, Woodburn was charged with Aggravated Cruelty to Animal, Animal Cruelty, and Reckless Endangerment. 4/10/14: On March 12, 2014, Kenneth Allen Woodburn 29 of Ridge, shot and killed “Tank” a 1-year-old pit bull after he claimed the dog...
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UPDATE: Fatal House Fire Ruled Accidental

UPDATE: Fatal House Fire Ruled Accidental

UPDATE - Official Press release from the State Fire Marshal 4/21/14 The Office of the State Fire Marshal has determined the cause of the April 16, 2014 fatal fire. Investigators found an operating burner on the electric stove was on a low setting and came into contact with combustibles that resulted in a fast moving fire...
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Lusby Air Force Officer Pleads Guilty to Sexually Exploiting a Minor to Produce Child Pornography

Lusby Air Force Officer Pleads Guilty to Sexually Exploiting a Minor to Produce Child Pornography

William S. Gazafi, 44 of Lusby, Maryland, pleaded guilty on Monday, April 21, 2014 to six counts of sexually exploiting a minor to produce child pornography. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau...
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Three Men Arrested for Prescription Drugs in St. Mary’s County

Three Men Arrested for Prescription Drugs in St. Mary’s County

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office identified Joseph Claude Birch Jr., 37 of Lexington Park as a distributor of prescription medication. Detectives made undercover purchases of pills that included “oxycodone” and “morphine” from Suspect Birch Jr.. He was subsequently indicted and arrested. ____ Lawrence Edward Keister, 45 of Lexington Park was identified...
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WANTED: Your Unused or Expired Prescription Drugs

WANTED:  Your Unused or Expired Prescription Drugs

The Maryland State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration are partnering to give Marylanders a way to turn in their unwanted or expired prescription drugs before they fall into the wrong hands. In response to the rising concern about prescription abuse, Maryland State Police barracks throughout the state will become collection stations for the...
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Deputy Spit on and Assaulted at Lexington Park Party

Deputy Spit on and Assaulted at Lexington Park Party

On Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 8:45PM, Corporal Watters of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Hermanville Road in Lexington Park for a noise complaint. Corporal Watters requested the music be turned down. Initailly, subjects complied and made an announcement for everyone to leave. However, as Corporal Watters walked toward...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Protective Order Violation

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Protective Order Violation

On Sunday, April 13, 2014, Deputy Cole of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling in the area of Spinnaker Circle in Lexington Park, when he observed the victim seated in a vehicle at the victim’s residence. Deputy Cole then saw, Bobby Raymond Davis, 28, of Lexington Park, standing in front of the same...
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Maryland State Police Arrests, Warrant Services, and DUI Report for St. Mary’s County 4/21/14

Maryland State Police Arrests, Warrant Services, and DUI Report for St. Mary’s County 4/21/14

Maryland State Police from the Leonardtown Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Drug Arrest – On Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 8:47 pm, TFC E. Mersman initiated a traffic stop on a silver truck on Route 5 and Route 246 for a minor traffic infraction. A probable cause search of the vehicle and occupant...
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Contact via Facebook Leads to Arrest

Contact via Facebook Leads to Arrest

On Sunday, April 13, 2014, Deputy Harris of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office made contact with a victim who alleged Francis Xavier Jones, 28, of Lexington Park, contacted the victim in violation of an active peace order. The investigation revealed Jones created a fake Facebook account and used it to contact with victim. Jones...
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Barricade in Hollywood Ends Peacefully

Barricade in Hollywood Ends Peacefully

On Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 12:03 a.m., Deputy Dale Smith of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on McIntosh Road, in Hollywood to serve a court ordered emergency petition. Deputy Smith attempted to contact Marvin Briscoe without success; however he was able to see Briscoe inside the residence. Briscoe was uncooperative, refused to...
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Two Month Old in Intensive Care, Lexington Park Father Charged With Child Abuse

Two Month Old in Intensive Care, Lexington Park Father Charged With Child Abuse

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, emergency room staff at Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, reported a two month old female had been brought in with substantial injuries. Specifically, the infant had fractures to her left tibia and right femur, several broken ribs, and internal abdominal and spinal trauma. Medical staff determined the injuries...
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Kelly Crosby Receives People’s Choice Award for St. Mary’s County Government

Kelly Crosby Receives People’s Choice Award for St. Mary’s County Government

On January 29, 2014, Corporal Kevin Meyer of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office submitted the following in support of his recommendation for Kelly Crosby to receive the People’s Choice Award for St. Mary’s County Government. As a result, Kelly was selected. Following Corporal Meyer’s recommendation are comments from deputies and Sheriff’s Office employees who...
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California Man Arrested for Assault and False Imprisonment

California Man Arrested for Assault and False Imprisonment

On April 12, 2014, Deputy Fennessey of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Town Creek Drive for a reported assault. The victim alleged Darius Devaughn Gross, 21, of California, struck the victim in the head with a glass container and strangled the victim with his hands during an argument....
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Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 4/18/14

Nicole Marie Fant, 28, of St. Leonard

This week the Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Nicole Marie Fant, 28, of St. Leonard. Fant currently has an outstanding warrant charging her with failing to appear in court in November on a theft charge. She is 5’5” 160 lbs., and has brown hair...
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Missing Person – Calvert County

Missing Person – Calvert County

On April 14 at approximately 3:00 p.m. the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was contacted regarding a missing person, thirty-five year old Kathleen Marie Conroy, a white female, 5 feet three inches tall, weighing 140 pounds of Prince Frederick. Initial investigation revealed Conroy was last seen at the Burger King in Dunkirk on March 31...
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Toddler Starts Accidental Fire in Lexington Park

Toddler Starts Accidental Fire in Lexington Park

A three year old toddler started a fire that engulfed a bedroom in a Lexington Park home late Tuesday morning, Maryland State Fire Marshal, Melissa Bean reported. Firefighters from Bay District, Second District Volunteer Fire Departments and NDW Patuxent River Fire Department responded to one alarm blaze at the 21700 block of Handcock Road in the Patuxent...
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Homeless Woman Arrested for Assault

Homeless Woman Arrested for Assault

On April 10, 2014, Deputy McCuen of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Goddards Lane in Piney Point for an assault. The victim reported he had several people over to visit including Maisha Javonn Peeples, 27 of no fixed address. Peeples and the victim began to argue over money at...
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