Crime

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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Inmates Charged with Assault at St. Mary’s County Detention Center

Inmates Charged with Assault at St. Mary’s County Detention Center

On April 9, 2014, Deputy Gaskill of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a fight between inmates. The investigation revealed suspect Lance Allen Jones, 25, of Mechanicsville, entered the victim inmate’s cell and began to assault him. The victim ran from his cell and was followed...
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Lexington Park Woman Charged With Assault

Lexington Park Woman Charged With Assault

On April 9, 2014, Deputy Lloyd of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Pleasant Drive in Lexington Park, for a reported assault.  The victim alleged suspect Peggy Lynn Jones, 40 of Lexington Park, was intoxicated and began to assault the victim with her fists. Deputy Lloyd observed fresh evidence...
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Man Charged in Jailhouse Fight Over Chess Game

Man Charged in Jailhouse Fight Over Chess Game

On April 8, 2014, Corporal E. Johnson of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a fight between inmates. The investigation revealed John Otha Dickens, Jr., 24, of no fixed address, was playing chess with Antwaun Somerville, in the day room. Dickens, Jr. became angry and struck Somerville...
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Several Reports of Copper Thefts Reported in Charles County

Several Reports of Copper Thefts Reported in Charles County

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several reports of copper thefts in which suspects stole copper wiring from large light poles. The most recent theft occurred at a school. On April 16 at about 3:30 a.m., a patrol officer was conducting a building check at Westlake High School, 3300 Middletown Road in Waldorf,...
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UPDATE: Fatal House Fire Reported in St. James

UPDATE: Fatal House Fire Reported in St. James

UPDATE – Official Press release from the State Fire Marshal 4/16/14 @ 6:30p.m. The Office of the State Fire Marshal and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office are conducting an investigation into a fatal fire that claimed the life of, Marion W. Gatton (81) and injured two adults during a fire at 19555 Three Notch...
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Infants Death Being Investigated by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Infants Death Being Investigated by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 4:44AM, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to a residence on Fox Chase Drive in Great Mills for the report of a 3 month old female not breathing. CPR was immediately initiated and the infant was transported to Medstar St....
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Missing Person Located- St. Mary’s County

Missing Person Located- St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 4/16/2014 @ 5:20p.m. Southern Maryland News Net was contacted by a family member of the “Missing Person” and were told that Mr. Jones was not missing and was in the company of family members. 4/16/2014 @ 3:30p.m. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has released the following. Talmadge J. V. Jones III, Date...
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Third Armed Home Invasion Reported in St. Mary’s Coutny in Less Than a Month

Third Armed Home Invasion Reported in St. Mary’s Coutny in Less Than a Month

On Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at approximately 6:00 P.M. St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to the 41000 block of Norris Court in Leonardtown for the report of a home invasion. Deputies determined two suspects entered the unsecure residence, armed with handguns and demanded money from the occupants. The Criminal Investigations Division was...
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Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Reward for Information in Armed Robbery

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Reward for Information in Armed Robbery

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the identity of the suspect involved in the robbery of an employee of the Pizza Hut in the 3200 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf. On March 19 at 9:50 a.m., a male suspect approached an employee who was exiting the...
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Calvert County Crime Solvers Case of the Week

Calvert County Crime Solvers Case of the Week

Calvert County Crime Solvers and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person or persons responsible for the recent series of thefts from automobiles that occurred in the Lusby area in the early morning hours of April 13. Electronic equipment and cash was stolen out of numerous vehicles...
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11 Year Old Juvenile Charged With First Degree Arson in Charles County

11 Year Old Juvenile Charged With First Degree Arson in Charles County

On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, a male juvenile was witnessed pouring ignitable liquid on the rear deck of a residence on Cedar Lane, in Newburg. The juvenile was approached by a neighbor prior to a fire being ignited. The incident was then reported to authorities on April 11th. An 11 year old male juvenile...
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UPDATE: Shots Fired Being Investigated in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Shots Fired Being Investigated in Lexington Park

UPDATE – Official Statement from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office: Deputies responded to the area of Columbus Drive for the report of shots fired. On arrival, Corporal Corcoran located several spent shell casings. A suspect was developed during the investigation. Case remains open. ___ This is the third report of shots fried in...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Incident Briefs from 4/9/14 to 4/15/14

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Incident Briefs from 4/9/14 to 4/15/14

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the following incidents. 4-9-14 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE – A victim, who resides on Army Navy Drive in Mechanicsville, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal Maletto. Case #19268-14 4-9-14 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE – A...
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Two Juveniles Charged with Arson at Lexington Park School

Two Juveniles Charged with Arson at Lexington Park School

Deputy State Fire Marshals have charged two male youths, ages 13 & 14, after an incident involving a fire inside the boys restroom at Esparanza Middle School in Lexington Park. The 11:00 a.m. fire was quickly extinguished by the students after they ignited paper combustibles in a urinal and trashcan. Investigators determined the damage...
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High on PCP, Out on Bail, Prince Frederick Man Arrested & Released Again After Assault

High on PCP, Out on Bail, Prince Frederick Man Arrested & Released Again After Assault

Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Terrence David Brooks, 32 of Prince Frederick, on April 11 at 5:20 p.m. after they responded to the Bayside Chevrolet dealership for the report of a domestic altercation in the parking lot. Deputy C. Ward and Cpl. M. Naecker found Brooks and attempted to detain him to investigate the...
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Marijuana Paraphernalia a Sticky Issue Under new Bill

Marijuana Paraphernalia a Sticky Issue Under new Bill

Zooming down the highway late one night, a man is exhausted, not really paying attention to the speed limit. His friend accidentally left a small baggie of marijuana in his car, along with some paper to roll it into joints, which sits in a tiny pile on the passenger seat. Police officers pull him...
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Distracted Driver Campaign Kicks Off in Calvert County

Distracted Driver Campaign Kicks Off in Calvert County

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Maryland Highway Safety Office to combat distracted driving violations on the roads of Calvert County. The Distracted Driver Campaign has kicked off for the month of April. In Calvert County, distracted driving accounts for 69% of the county’s serious injury accidents and 50% of its’...
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