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Woman Passed Out in Car With Toddler, Heroin Found Hidden in Candy Wrapper

Woman Passed Out in Car With Toddler, Heroin Found Hidden in Candy Wrapper

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Deputy Walker from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the parking lot of Family Dollar at Smallwood Village Center in Waldorf, for the report of an adult female passed out in a vehicle. Police learned later the adult female was Crystal Lynn Demarr, 39, of Machanicsvile, and the child...
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Repeat Drunk Driver Sentenced for Homicide by Motor Vehicle

Repeat Drunk Driver Sentenced for Homicide by Motor Vehicle

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on November 14, 2017, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Arthur Christopher Edelen, 54 of White Plains, to 42 months in prison for the killing of Ernest Young III. On March 24, 2016, troopers from the Maryland State Police responded to the...
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26-Year-Old Man Struck and Killed by Car in Indian Head

26-Year-Old Man Struck and Killed by Car in Indian Head

On Thursday, November 16, 2017, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a single vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on MD Route 225 (Hawthorne Road) west of MD Route 224 (Chicamuxen Road), in Indian Head. Preliminary investigation revealed a black 2005 Cadillac STS, being operated by...
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Drug Dealing at Dollar Tree Results in Robbery Charge for Lexington Park Man

Drug Dealing at Dollar Tree Results in Robbery Charge for Lexington Park Man

On August 18, 2017, Deputy Tirpak, from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the California, Dollar Tree for a reported burglary. Police made contact with the adult male victim who was an employee of the store and working at the time of the incident. The victim advised he was stocking the store’s shelves...
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Thirteen-Year-Old Student Flown to Medical Center After Fight at Esperanza Middle School

Thirteen-Year-Old Student Flown to Medical Center After Fight at Esperanza Middle School

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at approximately 11:40 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Esperanza Middle School located in Lexington Park, in reference to a student leaving school grounds. During the investigation, it was determined a fight had occurred resulting in injury to a juvenile student who was kicked...
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State Trooper Hit By Drunk Driver In Prince George’s County

State Trooper Hit By Drunk Driver In Prince George’s County

A Maryland State Trooper was hit by a drunk driver while working in his patrol vehicle on I-495 in Prince George’s County early this morning. The trooper identified as TFC Angel Ortiz is a 7 year veteran of the Maryland State Police and is assigned to Forestville Barrack. He was transported to Prince George’s...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUIs for Calvert County 11/15/2017

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUIs for Calvert County 11/15/2017

Maryland State Police in Prince Frederick are investigating the following incidents: Possession of Marijuana:  On 11/6/17 at 1:06 am, Trooper First Class Jones stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 near Ward Rd. in Dunkirk for traffic violations.  The odor of marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle.  A probable cause search revealed over 10...
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Maryland State Police Conduct Warrant Sweep in Charles County

Maryland State Police Conduct Warrant Sweep in Charles County

On Monday, November 13, 2017, Troopers from Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack, partnered with Southern Maryland Information Center and a Deputy from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office conducted a countywide warrant sweep. A total of 28 warrant attempts were made in Charles County, which resulted in 6 subjects who were arrested on traffic...
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Two More Armed Robberies on Great Mills Road Last Night

Two More Armed Robberies on Great Mills Road Last Night

On Monday, November 13, 2017, at approximately 7:35 p.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the El Rinconcito Mexican Restaurant, at 21703 Great Mills Road, in Lexington Park, for the report of an armed robbery. Employees said a black male in a grey hoodie...
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Second Armed Robbery in Five Days Reported in Lexington Park

Second Armed Robbery in Five Days Reported in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at approximately 5:45 p.m., black male entered the Pinksha’s Filipino Mart, on North Shangri-La Drive, in Lexington Park, the male displayed a handgun and robbed the establishment on an unknown amount of cash. The gunman was described as a light skinned, black male with freckles, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt,...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Looking for Suspects in Smash-and-Grab Theft of ATM

Police in St. Mary’s County Looking for Suspects in Smash-and-Grab Theft of ATM

On Sunday, November 13, 2017, at approximately 2:10 a.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the Shell Gas Station/Subway, at 30295 Three Notch Road, in Charlotte Hall, for the report of an intrusion alarm. When police arrived on scene they found the front...
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Leonardtown Woman Arrested for First Degree Assault

Leonardtown Woman Arrested for First Degree Assault

On November 7, 2017, Cpl. Carberry of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 22000 block of Lawrence Avenue, in Leonardtown, in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival the victim was contacted and was observed to have sustained a laceration to their right arm. Investigation revealed the victim had been stabbed by...
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UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Shooting at Super 8 Motel in Waldorf

UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Shooting at Super 8 Motel in Waldorf

UPDATE 11/9/2017: On October 26 at approximately 2 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office along with Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a motel located in the 3500 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the reported shooting. Officers located the shooting victim in the lobby of...
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Maryland State Police Continue Hit-And-Run Investigation In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Continue Hit-And-Run Investigation In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are continuing to investigate a hit-and-run reported Monday night in College Park. Shortly after 9:45 p.m. on Monday, November 6, 2017, troopers from the College Park Barrack responded to a hit-and-run collision involving a pedestrian on southbound I-495/95 south of Goodluck Road in Lanham. A witness on the scene said that...
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Waldorf Man Arrested for Carjacking After Attempting to Steal Car Occupied by Driver and 6-Year-Old Girl

Waldorf Man Arrested for Carjacking After Attempting to Steal Car Occupied by Driver and 6-Year-Old Girl

On Saturday, November 4, 2017,  at approximately 9:05 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a business in the 2800 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a carjacking. Investigation revealed the victim was parked in front of the business, waiting for her daughter to finish work when...
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Prince George’s County Man Arrested For Child Pornography

Prince George’s County Man Arrested For Child Pornography

A Prince George’s County man was arrested and charged this morning after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation developed evidence supporting charges of distribution and possession of child pornography. The suspect is identified as Austin Whyte, 23, of Accokeek.  He is charged with three counts of distribution of child...
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Waldorf Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Distribution of Cocaine

Waldorf Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Distribution of Cocaine

On Monday, November 6, 2017 United States District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Darryl Michael Franklin, a/k/a “D”, age 43, of Waldorf, to 20 years in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release for Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances, and 10 years in prison, followed by three...
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Drug Bust in North Beach Results in Two Arrests

Drug Bust in North Beach Results in Two Arrests

During the month of October, members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit and the Special Operations Team executed a Search and Seizure warrant at 8929 Erie Avenue, North Beach. Emergency Medical Services personnel and Sheriff’s Office Deputies had responded to this residence several times in the recent past for opiate overdoses....
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Couple from Annapolis Arrested for Heroin Distribution in Calvert County

Couple from Annapolis Arrested for Heroin Distribution in Calvert County

On Friday, September 8, 2017 Deputy Ward of the Calvert County Sherriff Office was contacted by a Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit confidential informant who advised they could purchase a quantity of heroin from a subject known knows as, “J.J.”. The informant contacted, “J.J.” and arranged to purchase twelve half-gram folds of...
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High School Teacher Indicted on Sexual Abuse of a Minor Charges

High School Teacher Indicted on Sexual Abuse of a Minor Charges

On November 6, Charles County Sheriff’s officers arrested LaToya Niccole Parker, 40, of Waldorf, after a Charles County Grand Jury indicted her on charges of sexual abuse of a minor, displaying sexual material to a minor, and solicitation of a minor. The incidents occurred between the fall of 2016 and March 2017 while Parker...
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Lottery Scam Reported by Police

Lottery Scam Reported by Police

Recently, a citizen was mailed a letter indicating they had won 4.5 million dollars from a European PowerBall. The letter states there was a mix-up with the drawing of the PowerBall number, and tickets, as a result, the citizen has now won third place. The letter requested phone contact or email, to begin the...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Arrests and Warrants – 11/7/2017

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Arrests and Warrants – 11/7/2017

The following is a sample of recent St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office arrests and investigations
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Indian Head Man Arrested on Multiple Gun Charges After Traffic Stop

Indian Head Man Arrested on Multiple Gun Charges After Traffic Stop

On Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at approximately 9:45 p.m., Trooper First Class Jeans from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack stopped a white Chevy Camaro on northbound Route 210 at Route 227 in Indian Head, for an equipment violation. The vehicle made a u-turn and continued to drive thru the Burger King parking lot...
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Traffic Stop in Lexington Park Leads to Drug Charges for Two

Traffic Stop in Lexington Park Leads to Drug Charges for Two

On October 4, 2017 at approximately 9:45 a.m., while conducting speed enforcement in the area of MD RT 246 at Pacific Drive, Lexington Park, Trooper First Class B. Ditoto observed a green Isuzu exceeding the speed limit and conducted a traffic stop. TFC Ditoto observed the rear seat passenger acting in a suspicious manner. ...
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Mechanicsville Woman Arrested for DUI After Motor Vehicle Collision in Callaway

Mechanicsville Woman Arrested for DUI After Motor Vehicle Collision in Callaway

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, at approximately 7:00 a.m., Trooper First Class J. Mulhearn from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to a motor vehicle collision on MD Route 5, north of MD Route 249, in Callaway. Upon arrival TFC Mulhearn made contact with the driver of one of the vehicles, identified as...
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