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UPDATE: 90-Year-Old Man Severely Injured in Car Fire at Wildewood Shopping Center

UPDATE: 90-Year-Old Man Severely Injured in Car Fire at Wildewood Shopping Center

UPDATE:  The Office of the State Fire Marshal reports, the driver of the 2016 Hyundai SUV, Robert Oliver, 90, had recently purchased gasoline from WaWa to mow his yard, placing the gas container in the trunk of his vehicle. He then stopped at the Bed, Bath & Beyond in California to shop. When he re-entered...
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Crime Solvers Offering up to $2,500 Reward in Murder Case of 20-Year-Old Waldorf Man

Crime Solvers Offering up to $2,500 Reward in Murder Case of 20-Year-Old Waldorf Man

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect(s) involved in the murder of Antonio Lamount Harper, Jr. 20, who was shot and killed on May 1 at 10 p.m. outside of his residence in the 2200 block of...
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UPDATE: Allegations of Sexual Abuse by North Point High School Teacher Date Back to 2008

UPDATE: Allegations of Sexual Abuse by North Point High School Teacher Date Back to 2008

UPDATE: Ralph Marvin Van Dyke Jr., 59 of La Plata has been indicted on six counts of sex abuse of a minor in custody, two counts of fourth-degree sex offense and second-degree assault. The indictment summary was filed in Charles County Circuit Court on May 18, 2018. Van Dyke is currently being held without bond at...
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UPDATE: Shooting Victim at Motel 6 Identified

UPDATE: Shooting Victim at Motel 6 Identified

UPDATE 5/24/2018 @ 2:00 p.m.: Maryland State Police are searching for the suspect(s) wanted in connection with a St. Mary’s County shooting last night that wounded a 20 year old man. The suspects were driving in a white Ford Explorer or Expedition at the time of the incident. Three suspects, described only as African American...
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Traffic Stop in Prince Frederick Results in Arrest for Possession of Cocaine & Marijuana

Traffic Stop in Prince Frederick Results in Arrest for Possession of Cocaine & Marijuana

On Saturday, May 19, 2018 at approximately 11:20 pm, Corporal Esnes from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack initiated a traffic stop on Shore Acres Way in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. Several criminal indicators were observed while speaking with the driver and a K-9 scan was requested. A positive alert was given...
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Troopers Urge Safety And Sobriety As Enforcement Increases During Memorial Day Weekend

Troopers Urge Safety And Sobriety As Enforcement Increases During Memorial Day Weekend

With extra traffic expected this Memorial Day weekend, additional Maryland State Police troopers will be on patrol and using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to highway incidents and take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of travelers. Beginning Friday, troopers from each of the...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Announced 2017 Rookies of the Year

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Announced 2017 Rookies of the Year

Deputy Shawn Shelko and Correctional Officer Alexander Tasciotti were named Rookies of the Year for 2017 for the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office at the Annual Awards Banquet held at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department on Friday, May 18, 2018. Deputy Shelko started with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 2,...
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Police in Charles County Conduct Countywide Warrant Sweep

Police in Charles County Conduct Countywide Warrant Sweep

On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Troopers from Maryland State La Plata Barrack, partnered with members of the Southern Maryland Information Center and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office to conduct a countywide warrant sweep. A total of 67 warrant attempts were made in Charles County, which resulted in 9 subjects who were arrested on traffic...
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Lexington Park Man Wanted for Escape by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Lexington Park Man Wanted for Escape by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Adam Christopher Kelson, 32, of Lexington Park.  Kelson is currently wanted for Escape 2nd Degree, due to violating the terms of his pre-trial release; his original charge was Burglary 2nd Degree.  Kelson is a black male, 6’3” in height, and weighs 250 pounds. Anyone with information on...
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Detectives Charge Three Suspects for Sexual Abuse of Four Victims in Church Program for At-Risk Youth

Detectives Charge Three Suspects for Sexual Abuse of Four Victims in Church Program for At-Risk Youth

Prince George’s County Police detectives charged three men in connection with the sexual abuse of four female victims. The crimes occurred between 2001 and 2008 when the victims were between the ages of 15 and 18 and were enrolled in a program run by the Oxon Hill Assembly of Jesus Christ in Fort Washington....
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Teacher Charged With Sexually Abusing Student

Teacher Charged With Sexually Abusing Student

Detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department charged a Waldorf man with sexually abusing a student at a school in Morningside. The suspect is 31-year-old Simeon Smith of the 3000 block of Midlothian Place in Waldorf. Smith is a teacher at Imagine Foundations at Morningside Public Charter School. The preliminary investigation reveals Smith...
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St. Leonard Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Intoxicated Public Disturbance

St. Leonard Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Intoxicated Public Disturbance

On May 17, 2018 Deputy S. Naughton of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Main Street and Duke Street, in Prince Frederick for the report of an intoxicated person. Deputy Naughton made contact with the subject later identified as Richard Huntzberry, 31, of St. Leonard, who was refusing to answer...
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Police in Calvert County Investigating Robbery at Dunkirk Pharmacy

Police in Calvert County Investigating Robbery at Dunkirk Pharmacy

On Monday, May 21, 2018 at approximately 11:20 a.m., deputies with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the CVS Pharmacy located at 10095 Ward Rd. in Dunkirk, for a commercial robbery. Three suspects entered the store and went to the pharmacy. The suspects jumped the counter and demanded drugs. During the robbery, one...
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Intoxicated Callaway Man Arrested for Property Destruction

Intoxicated Callaway Man Arrested for Property Destruction

On May 12, 2018, Deputy Andrew Budd of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 13000 block of Point Lookout Road in Ridge for a reported disturbance. Budd made contact with Trey Dominic Barnes, 31, of Callaway who was extremely intoxicated. Barnes was told numerous times to leave the property, which he...
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Lexington Park Man Charged with Burglary and Escape

Lexington Park Man Charged with Burglary and Escape

Shawn Michael Clark, 26, of Lexington Park, violated a protective order on May 2, 2018 at a residence at the 16000 block of Three Notch Road in Ridge and returned the morning of May 3, 2018. The victim advised that Clark unlawfully forced entry into the residence, causing damage to the door frame and...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/21/2018 to 5/25/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/21/2018 to 5/25/2018

During the week of May 21, to May 25, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Eastbound Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Northbound Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Northbound Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Northbound Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Cameras are...
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Three Fugitives Arrested at Raid on Drug House in Waldorf

Three Fugitives Arrested at Raid on Drug House in Waldorf

On Friday, May 4, 2018, at approximately 7:25 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a house in the 10600 block of Quillback Street in Waldorf. Pursuant to the search, a quantity of crack cocaine, cocaine HCL, a digital scale, US currency and other drug distribution paraphernalia were...
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Indian Head Woman and Six Juveniles Charged with Assault

Indian Head Woman and Six Juveniles Charged with Assault

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 5:15 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Poplar Lane in Indian Head for the report of a fight in progress involving juveniles. Officers learned some of the people involved in the fight had left with an adult, who also was engaged...
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Deputy in Charles County Recovers Stolen Handgun

Deputy in Charles County Recovers Stolen Handgun

On Friday, May 11, 2018, at 5:13 p.m., Officer L. Hamilton of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the area of Crain Highway at Route 5 in Waldorf. Upon making contact with the driver, Officer Hamilton learned there were firearms inside the car. Three firearms were located, two of which...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Indecent Exposure Suspect-ID Needed

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Indecent Exposure Suspect-ID Needed

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the individual operating the pictured vehicle. On February 7, 2018, the individual operating a gold Hyundai Elantra, drove up alongside the victim, and exposed himself, in the parking lot of the Wildewood Shopping Center located on Three Notch Road, in California. The suspect...
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UPDATE: 3-Month-Old in Waldorf Killed by Drunk Driver

UPDATE: 3-Month-Old in Waldorf Killed by Drunk Driver

UPDATE 5/10/2018 @ 2:30 p.m.: On Thursday, May 10, 2018, at approximately approximately 2:00 p.m., the 3 month old male succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Anyone who may have witnessed or who has information regarding the above mentioned incident is asked to contact Cpl....
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Co-Defendant in Terrace Drive Murder Sentenced

Co-Defendant in Terrace Drive Murder Sentenced

UPDATE 5/9/2018: On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Rena Cassandra Crandell, 25, to 15 years in prison and an additional 20 years suspended time for the First Degree Burglary of Michael Beers and Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery. On April 12, 2017, pursuant to a plea...
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Lexington Park Man Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail for Animal Cruelty and Neglecting Dogs

Lexington Park Man Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail for Animal Cruelty and Neglecting Dogs

UPDATE 5/9/2018: On Thursday, May 3, 2018, Joseph William Smith, 25, of Lexington Park, plead guilty to six counts of animal cruelty and one count of resisting arrest. Smith was given 1 year in jail for the resisting arrest, but it was suspended down to 30 days, he was also given 30 days for each of...
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Mother Arrested After Her Eight Month Old Overdoses on Heroin

Mother Arrested After Her Eight Month Old Overdoses on Heroin

On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to a cardiac incident involving an eight month old in the 2900 block of East Almondbury Drive in Pasadena. Once on scene, first responders were advised that the child possibly ingested a heroin capsule. Paramedics were able to revive the...
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Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct at Dunkin Donuts-Baskin Robbins in Lusby

Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct at Dunkin Donuts-Baskin Robbins in Lusby

On Saturday, May 5, 2018 Deputy Rzepkowski of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Dunkin Donuts-Baskin Robbins in Lusby for a disorderly subject. Prior to this call, the subject, Sean Luke Braziel, 27, was issued a trespass warning for the Lusby Commons Shopping Center due to him being disorderly there. Braziel was...
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