Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Seek Help Locating Man Connected to a Violent Domestic-Related Assault/ Attempted Murder

Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Seek Help Locating Man Connected to a Violent Domestic-Related Assault/ Attempted Murder

Charles County Sheriff’s officers assigned to the Warrants Unit are searching for Eric Benjamin Mitchell, 22, of Waldorf, who escaped from an in-patient substance abuse program after being remanded to that facility on July 2 by the Circuit Court for Charles County. Mitchell, who was being held without bond at the Charles County Detention Center since February, walked out of the treatment facility in Hartford County on July 12. On July 13, the Circuit Court issued a warrant for...
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Governor Hogan Presses Local Leaders to Enforce Public Health Requirements In Bars and Restaurants

Governor Hogan Presses Local Leaders to Enforce Public Health Requirements In Bars and Restaurants

Governor Larry Hogan today directed local leaders to step up enforcement of public health requirements in bars and restaurants across the state. State health officials have connected an increasing number of COVID-19 cases to non-compliance with face covering and physical distancing rules. “The vast majority of bars and restaurants in our state are in compliance, but some are flagrantly violating the law and endangering public health,” said Governor Hogan. “You have the responsibility to enforce these laws. Violators should...
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Leonardtown Man Charged with Rape, Assault and Sex Abuse of a Minor

Leonardtown Man Charged with Rape, Assault and Sex Abuse of a Minor

On Thursday, July 9, 2020 the rape and sex abuse of a minor court case was forwarded to Circuit Court in St. Mary’s County. On Friday, March 6, 2020, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Point Lookout Road, in Leonardtown for a report of a sex offense. Contact was made with an adult female complainant who advised her 8-year-old male family member was sexually assaulted by an adult male, later identified as...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Meeting for Fall 2020 Safe Return to School Planning

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Meeting for Fall 2020 Safe Return to School Planning

St. Mary’s County Public Schools will host a virtual town hall on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. to discuss the planning process for the return to school in Fall 2020. Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent, will share information with the community about how St. Mary’s County Public Schools will be addressing the requirements of the Maryland Recovery Plan for Education and planning the safe return of students and staff to schools for the 2020-2021 school year. The...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Impaired Driving After Rollover Collision in Mechanicsville, His Second Impaired Driving Arrest in Nine Days

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Impaired Driving After Rollover Collision in Mechanicsville, His Second Impaired Driving Arrest in Nine Days

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at approximately 2:33 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 27171 Baptist Church Road and Burning Oaks Lane in Mechanicsville, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one vehicle overturned. Firefighters arrived on the scene to report one vehicle off the roadway and overturned, and one vehicle in the roadway, with no subjects trapped. One patient was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. The second driver, later...
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VIDEO: No Injuries Reported After Child on Bicycle is Struck on Three Notch Road in California

VIDEO: No Injuries Reported After Child on Bicycle is Struck on Three Notch Road in California

On Friday, July 10, 2020, at 7:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Three Notch Road and Chancellors Run Road in California, for the motor vehicle accident involving a bicyclist. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single bicyclist struck a vehicle in the Northbound lanes of Three Notch Road, and reported all occupants out of the roadway. The bicyclist was a young child/teenager, who was travelling on the sidewalk from Chancellors Run...
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AUDIO: 7-Year-Old Child Flown to Trauma Center with Serious Injuries After Dog Attack in California

AUDIO: 7-Year-Old Child Flown to Trauma Center with Serious Injuries After Dog Attack in California

On Thursday, July 9, 2020, at approximately 8:26 p.m., police and emergency medical services responded to the 24000 block of North Patuxent Beach Road in California, for the reported animal attack. The 911 caller reported a 7-year-old male was attacked by a pitbull and suffered injuries to his head and face. The caller reported the dog was contained. Emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene and immediately requested an advanced life support unit and a helicopter for the victims...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Indian Head, No Injuries Reported

State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Indian Head, No Injuries Reported

On Thursday, July 9, 2020, at approximately 2:15 a.m., firefighters responded 1011 Kenneth Court in Indian Head, for the reported house on fire with subjects possibly trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two-story residence with fire showing from the roof. No injuries were reported. Two occupants arrived on the scene a short time later, and advised the third occupant was out of town. The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal responded and are investigating the...
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20-Year-Old LaPlata Woman Charged with Attempted Murder of Bel Alton Teen

20-Year-Old LaPlata Woman Charged with Attempted Murder of Bel Alton Teen

Arrest Made in Stabbing: On July 8, 2020, at approximately 5:46 p.m., officers from the La Plata Police Department responded to the 6700 block of Crain Highway for the report of a stabbing. Investigation revealed the suspect and the victim engaged in a verbal argument which escalated into a physical altercation including the stabbing of the victim in the neck. The suspect originally fled the area, however later returned to the scene. The female victim, 19-year old Bel Alton...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputies Help Save the Lives of Two People in 48 Hours

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputies Help Save the Lives of Two People in 48 Hours

The deputies of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office are much more than just law enforcement officers. In responding to emergency calls, lives are often endangered and Sheriff’s Office deputies are extensively trained in CPR, AED and Naloxone use. During two back-to-back days in June, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies helped save the lives of two people – an 80-year-old man who was playing tennis and a 3-year-old child playing in a pool. Deputy Richard Forbes responded to...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Suspects in Connection with Armed Robbery and Carjacking in Waldorf

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Suspects in Connection with Armed Robbery and Carjacking in Waldorf

UPDATE: Charles County Sheriff’s officers have arrested suspects in connection with an armed robbery and a carjacking, which took place on July 1 and July 6 in Waldorf. The details of the cases are as follows: On July 1 at approximately 11:15 a.m., the suspect exited a silver Ford Escape in front of a restaurant in Waldorf. He pointed a black handgun at two victims, stole property, and fled in the Escape. He used the victim’s credit card at...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Drive-By Shooting in Waldorf, No Injuries Reported

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Drive-By Shooting in Waldorf, No Injuries Reported

On July 7 at approximately 2:28 p.m., officers responded to the area of Holly Tree Lane at Hollins Lane in Waldorf for the report of shots being fired. Initial investigation revealed the pictured vehicle, a white KIA Forte, was observed traveling on Holly Tree Lane towards Western Parkway. As the vehicle passed a residential leasing office, the front seat passenger leaned out the window and fired multiple rounds towards the leasing office striking it multiple times. Two unidentified males...
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Two Liquor Stores in St. Mary’s County Caught Selling to Underage in Alcohol Compliance Checks

Two Liquor Stores in St. Mary’s County Caught Selling to Underage in Alcohol Compliance Checks

On Tuesday June 30, 2020, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Alcohol Enforcement Unit conducted 15 covert compliance checks within St. Mary’s County. Two businesses were found to be non-compliant. Police used a male confidential informant under the age of 21 with no identification on them to go into liquor stores in St. Mary’s County and try to make a purchase of an alcoholic beverage. Thirteen business clerks requested identification from the underage informant and the sales were denied....
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Firefighters Across Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s and Prince George’s Counties Respond to Multiple Water Rescues Overnight

Firefighters Across Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s and Prince George’s Counties Respond to Multiple Water Rescues Overnight

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at approximately 1:22 a.m., a worker for the State Highway Administration called 911 to report a vehicle attempted to drive through rushing water on Brandywine Road at Swanson Creek. Fire/EMS units including “Swift Water Technicians” and assets from Charles, Prince George’s, Calvert, and St. Mary’s Counties responded to the scene, to find a vehicle submerged in high water with two occupant on the roof of the vehicle. Units reported the water current was too...
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Detectives in Charles County Identify and Arrest 33-Year-Old Man in Connection with Multiple Shootings

Detectives in Charles County Identify and Arrest 33-Year-Old Man in Connection with Multiple Shootings

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division have arrested one suspect in connection with two shootings, which took place in December and June in Waldorf. The details of the cases are as follows: On December 3 at approximately 5:52 p.m., officers responded to the 12000 block of Ell Lane in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they located an adult male with a gunshot wound to his arm. He was transported to...
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Commissioners Receive Grant Spending Updates and Approve New COVID-19 Related Grant

Commissioners Receive Grant Spending Updates and Approve New COVID-19 Related Grant

During their regular business meeting on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County received COVID-19 related financial reports from Emergency Services, Aging & Human Services, Economic Development, and Finance. The Commissioners approved the FFY2020 Sub-Recipient Agreement for the Emergency Management Performance COVID-19 Supplemental Grant, Project US2140, from the Department of Homeland...
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Update from Calvert County Health Department for COVID-19 Related Deaths

Update from Calvert County Health Department for COVID-19 Related Deaths

To this point, our health department has not posted the number of COVID-related deaths in Calvert County. This decision was not made in an attempt to hide information from the public. The concern was a potential show of disrespect to the families of the few who have died. Reducing the death of an individual...
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Solomons Woman Arrested on Drug Charges at Super 8 in Prince Frederick After Welfare Check

Solomons Woman Arrested on Drug Charges at Super 8 in Prince Frederick After Welfare Check

On July 7, 2020, Deputy Sturdivant, of the Calvert County County Sheriff’s Office, responded to Super 8 in Prince Frederick for a welfare check. The complainant advised a female guest at the hotel seemed out of it and needed to be checked on.  Deputy Sturdivant made contact with the female guest, Sandra Lee Pitcher,...
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Maryland Reports 74,260 COVID-19 Cases and 3,202 Deaths, an Increase of 733 Cases and 8 Deaths

Maryland Reports 74,260 COVID-19 Cases and 3,202 Deaths, an Increase of 733 Cases and 8 Deaths

As of Tuesday, July 14, 2020, Maryland reports 74,260 COVID-19 cases and 3,202 deaths. An increase of 733 cases and 8 deaths overnight. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 74,260 Number of persons tested negative : 591,809 Total testing volume : 834,408 Number of confirmed deaths : 3,202 Number of probable deaths : 132 Currently hospitalized...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect at Lexington Park Foot Locker

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect at Lexington Park Foot Locker

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft investigation. On Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 6:41 pm, while in the Lexington Park Foot Locker store, the suspect put two items of clothing under his shirt and left the store without paying for them. Anyone with...
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Hogan Administration Announces $5.1 Million in Grants to be Awarded to Heritage Projects across Maryland

Hogan Administration Announces $5.1 Million in Grants to be Awarded to Heritage Projects across Maryland

The Hogan administration announced today that 114 matching grants totaling $5.1 million were awarded to Maryland nonprofits, local jurisdictions, and other heritage tourism organizations by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA). These FY21 funds support heritage tourism projects and activities that draw visitors and expand economic development and tourism-related job creation throughout Maryland. Organizations...
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Maryland Reports 73,527 COVID-19 Cases and 3,194 Deaths, An Increase of 418 Cases and 6 Deaths

Maryland Reports 73,527 COVID-19 Cases and 3,194 Deaths, An Increase of 418 Cases and 6 Deaths

As of Monday, July 13, 2020, Maryland reports 73,527 COVID-19 cases and 3,194 deaths. An increase of 418 cases and 6 deaths overnight Number of confirmed cases : 73,527 Number of persons tested negative : 578,430 Total testing volume : 818,993 Number of confirmed deaths : 3,194 Number of probable deaths : 131 Currently hospitalized : 386 Acute care : 278...
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Two Injured, One Flown to Trauma Center After Rollover Collision in Mechanicsville

Two Injured, One Flown to Trauma Center After Rollover Collision in Mechanicsville

On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at approximately 3:23 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Three Notch Road and Loveville Road in Mechanicsville, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious, with one vehicle overturned with one subject trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find three vehicles in the roadway,...
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Prince George’s County Man Arrested at BWI Airport After Attempting to Bring Loaded Handgun Past Security

Prince George’s County Man Arrested at BWI Airport After Attempting to Bring Loaded Handgun Past Security

A Prince George’s County, Md., man was arrested after Transportation Security Administration officers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) caught him with a 9 mm handgun loaded with 11 bullets, including one in the chamber, on Thursday, July 9, 2020. A TSA officer spotted the gun in the man’s carry-on bag while it...
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Five Prince George’s County Officers Suspended After High Speed Chase Results in Double Fatal Collision

Five Prince George’s County Officers Suspended After High Speed Chase Results in Double Fatal Collision

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division and Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit are both conducting investigations into a fatal crash that occurred on Thursday in Clinton. The driver and passenger of an SUV were killed. PGPD officers pursued that SUV prior to it crashing. The deceased driver is 62-year-old Lynda Ann...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Two Theft Suspects in Prince Frederick

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Two Theft Suspects in Prince Frederick

UPDATE: The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of the suspects pictured below. The theft suspects have been identified as Nicole Michelle Cavins, 39 of Washington DC, and Anthony Eden Cavins, 61 of Washington DC. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of these suspects is asked to contact Det. J. Buck at...
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Suspicious Vehicle in a Parking Lot Leads to Drug Charges and Loaded Handgun Arrest

Suspicious Vehicle in a Parking Lot Leads to Drug Charges and Loaded Handgun Arrest

On Friday, July 3, 2020, Dep. Graves of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office observed a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot of a closed business in the 21800 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park. Dep. Graves made contact with a passenger, later identified as Ryan Michael Page, 35 of no fixed...
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Police Investigating Burglary at Boatman’s Mini Mart in Mechanicsville

Police Investigating Burglary at Boatman’s Mini Mart in Mechanicsville

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at approximately 2:30 a.m., police responded to the Boatman’s Mini Mart on Oakville Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported burglary/intrusion alarm. Police arrived on the scene to find apparent evidence of a burglary with forced entry. K9 Officers responded and conducted an article search which yielded negative results. The...
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VIDEO: No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Fire in California, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating

VIDEO: No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Fire in California, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating

On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 10:55 a.m., firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Oak Crest Drive in California, for the reported vehicle on fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find a Chevrolet Monte Carlo with fire showing from the engine and passenger...
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NAS Patuxent River NEX Barber Shop Now Open to Active Duty by Appointment

NAS Patuxent River NEX Barber Shop Now Open to Active Duty by Appointment

The Pax River Navy Exchange Barbershop has reopened to Active Duty by appointment only. Patrons must wear a face covering and use hand sanitizer prior to service, and will not be able to wait in the shop. Associates will be required to wear PPE including an apron for every customer, gloves, a face covering,...
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Anne Arundel Police Investigating Two 19-Year-Olds Killed in Separate Shootings, and Four Separate Shots Fired Calls

Anne Arundel Police Investigating Two 19-Year-Olds Killed in Separate Shootings, and Four Separate Shots Fired Calls

On July 2, 2020 at approximately 12:45 a.m. officers responded for a shooting in a parking lot in the 700 block of Hammond Branch Drive in Odenton. Upon arrival officers located a 19 year old male suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body. Officers rendered medical assistance until paramedics arrived. The victim...
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County Commissioners Recognize Sheriff Tim Cameron for 40-Years of Service to St. Mary’s County

County Commissioners Recognize Sheriff Tim Cameron for 40-Years of Service to St. Mary’s County

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County recognized Sheriff Timothy Cameron for 40 years of service to the county during their regular business meeting Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Sheriff Cameron received a commendation from the Commissioners that detailed his service record beginning in 1980 as a Patrolman in the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and...
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