St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division Make Arrest

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division Make Arrest

In July of 2019, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division was conducting an investigation on William Joseph Leo Brown “Lee”, 41 of Drayden, for the distribution of controlled dangerous substances. With the assistance of the Vice Narcotics Support Team and St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office K-9, a vehicle Brown was a passenger in was stopped in the area of Three Notch Road and Baptist Church Road in Mechanicsville. The operator of the vehicle was identified as...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested After Attacking 16-Year-Old Girl with a Machete and Brick

Lexington Park Woman Arrested After Attacking 16-Year-Old Girl with a Machete and Brick

On Thursday, July 4, 2019, Deputy Forinash, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 22000 block of Valley Estates Drive in Lexington Park for the reported disturbance. The investigation determined Ebony Veronique Mullins, 34 of Lexington Park, was in an argument with a victim, a 16-year-old  female, who Mullins was in care of. During the argument, Mullins grabbed the victim by the victim’s hair and began striking her. The victim was thrown to the ground by...
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California Woman Arrested After Assaulting Victim With Broom Handle

California Woman Arrested After Assaulting Victim With Broom Handle

On Sunday, July 7, 2019, Cpl. Beishline of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 44000 block of Swift Fox Drive in California, for the reported assault. The investigation determined Deborah Ann Merkle, 38 of California, struck the victim with a broom handle, causing injury. Merkle was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.
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UPDATE: 21-Year-Old Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Shooting of Teen in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: 21-Year-Old Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Shooting of Teen in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 7/14/2019 @ 1:30 p.m.: On Friday, July 12, 2019, with the assistance of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Michael Timmy Harrod Jr., 21 of Prince Frederick, was arrested in connection to the shooting of an 18-year-old male in St. Mary’s County on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at approximately 2:20 a.m., on Route 4 in the area of Lou’s Way in California Michael Timmy Harrod Jr. was charged with the following crimes: Attempted First Degree Murder Firearm Use/Felony-Violent Crime...
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Serious Late Night Crash in California Sends Two to Hospital

Serious Late Night Crash in California Sends Two to Hospital

On Friday, July 12, 2019, at approximately 11:00 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Three Notch Road and St. Andrew’s Church Road in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway in a T-bone style collision with one person trapped. Firefighters extricated one patient after approximately 10 minutes. Two patients were transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries. One patient signed care refusal forms...
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VIDEO: Man Arrested After Hitting Stopped Vehicles on Three Notch Road in California

VIDEO: Man Arrested After Hitting Stopped Vehicles on Three Notch Road in California

On Saturday, July 13, 2019, at approximately 5:35 p.m., police responded to the intersection of Three Notch Road and St. Andrew’s Church Road in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Police arrived on the scene to find three vehicles in the roadway in a rear-end style collision. St. Mary’s County Sheriffs Office deputies conducted field sobriety testing on the driver of the passenger car, and he was arrested at the scene. Updates will be provided when they become...
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Clinton Man Who Robbed Leonardtown Dash In Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison

Clinton Man Who Robbed Leonardtown Dash In Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison

UPDATE 7/11/2019: Demitri Raymond Gardiner, 24 of Clinton, was sentenced on Monday, July 8, 2019, in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court After pleading guilty to the robbery charge and a second-degree assault in April of 2019.  Gardiner also pleaded guilty to assaulting an employee at the jail on December 20, 2018. Gardiner was sentenced by Circuit Judge Micheal J. Stamm to four years in the department of corrections for the robbery, one year for the assault of the Dash...
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St. Mary’s County Drug Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Fentanyl Resulting in Victim’s Death

St. Mary’s County Drug Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Fentanyl Resulting in Victim’s Death

U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang today sentenced Matthew Joseph Lusby, 46, of Mechanicsville, to 10 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for distribution of fentanyl. As a result of Lusby’s drug distribution, a victim died. The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Special Agent in Charge Jesse R. Fong of the Drug Enforcement Administration – Washington Field Division; and St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim...
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Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Robbery of Charles County Liquor Store

Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Robbery of Charles County Liquor Store

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Monday, July 8, 2019, Raymund Antoine Bradford, 42, entered a guilty plea in Charles County Circuit Court, in front of the Honorable Judge Amy J. Bragunier, to Armed Robbery and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Crime of Violence. On March 21, 2018, officers responded to Drive In Liquors in Faulkner for the report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers made contact with store owner...
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Woman Arrested for Neglect of Minors After Three Children Found in “Drug House”

Woman Arrested for Neglect of Minors After Three Children Found in “Drug House”

On June 28, 2019, Dep. Wynnyk of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, responded to Second Street in Tall Timbers, for the report of two overdoses. Contact was made with Katie Lynn Biscoe, 27 of Tall Timbers. Biscoe was unable to advise on anyone inside the residence and was stumbling and slurring her words. Antron Delvon Somerville, 35, was located inside the residence covered in vomit and required medical attention. Scattered around the inside the residence were used hypodermic...
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Wanted Virginia Man Driving Stolen Car Arrested After Traffic Stop Faces Multiple Gun Charges in Charles County

Wanted Virginia Man Driving Stolen Car Arrested After Traffic Stop Faces Multiple Gun Charges in Charles County

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, at approximately 2:45 a.m., Deputy J. Wilson of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was on Crain Highway when a black four-door passenger car with no lights on passed him at a high rate of speed. Deputy Wilson initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle which then pulled over in front of the American Legion, south of Hawthorne Road. The vehicle was a black Chevrolet passenger car bearing a Virginia license plate. The sole occupant/driver...
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Baltimore Man Arrested in Charles County on Gun Charges After Traffic Stop

Baltimore Man Arrested in Charles County on Gun Charges After Traffic Stop

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, at approximately 3:00 p.m., an officer from the Maryland Transportation Authority Police observed a black Lexus without a front Maryland registration plate traveling on US Route 301 Crain Highway. The officer initiated a traffic stop and approached the vehicle, the driver had his license, insurance card, and registration ready and handed it to police through the sunroof. The officer asked the driver to put down the window, but he opened the door and stated,...
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VIDEO: 6-Year-Old Girl Flown to Trauma Center After Serious Motor Vehicle Crash in California

VIDEO: 6-Year-Old Girl Flown to Trauma Center After Serious Motor Vehicle Crash in California

On Thursday, July 4, 2019, at approximately 7:55 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and FDR Boulevard in California, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one person trapped. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway in a T-bone style collision with the driver of the Toyota sedan trapped in the vehicle. Firefighters extricated the patient in under 25 minutes. A 6-year-old female was transported to...
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25-Year-Old Man Flown to Area Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Accident in Avenue

25-Year-Old Man Flown to Area Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Accident in Avenue

On Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at approximately 8:54 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Abell Road in Avenue, for the reported motor vehicle collision with entrapment. The operator of the vehicle, later identified as Daniel Edward Haynie, 25 of Abell, was extricated from the vehicle and flown to an area trauma center with incapacitating injuries. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation. A preliminary...
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VIDEO: Two Injured After Serious Crash in Lexington Park During Rush Hour Traffic

VIDEO: Two Injured After Serious Crash in Lexington Park During Rush Hour Traffic

On Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at approximately 3:20 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Three Notch Road in the area of the Toyota of Southern Maryland in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one person trapped. Crews arrived on scene to find 4 vehicles in the roadway involving a Jeep, a Nissan pick-up truck, a Ford SUV and a tractor-trailer, with the operator of the Ford SUV trapped in the vehicle. Firefighters extricated...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Continue to Investigate Two Black Labrador Retrievers Found Decapitated in Mechanicsville

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Continue to Investigate Two Black Labrador Retrievers Found Decapitated in Mechanicsville

UPDATE 7/16/2019 @ 12:15 p.m.: After speaking to a spokesperson from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, SMNEWSNET learned that dogs will not be taken to the Pawsitive Passage Pet Crematory in Leonardtown, as stated in the GoFundMe (see below), but will be collected by the sheriff’s office for further investigation. Originally Animal Control...
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Prince Frederick Man Wins $50,000 on Big Bingo Scratch-Off

Prince Frederick Man Wins $50,000 on Big Bingo Scratch-Off

Last Friday was just a regular day for a 74-year-old Prince Frederick man until he sent his grandson into a nearby Wawa for snacks and a scratch-off. That one $5 instant ticket, a Gold Bar Bingo game, contained a $50,000 top-prize win. The grandfather of 17 waited in the car while his grandson made the purchases...
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One Injured After Serious Rollover Crash in Prince Frederick

One Injured After Serious Rollover Crash in Prince Frederick

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at approximately 9:35 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of 485 Main Street in Prince Frederick, motor vehicle accident reported serious with one vehicle overturned. Crews arrived on scene to find a single vehicle on its side and one occupant trapped. One patient was extricated...
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Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Kitchen Fire in Waldorf

Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Kitchen Fire in Waldorf

On Thursday, July 11, 2019, at approximately 1:20 p.m., firefighters from Waldorf and surrounding departments responded to 1605 Boarman Court in Waldorf, for the reported house on fire. Police arrived on the scene and advised they had smoke showing from the residence, with one female occupant suffering from burns to the hands. Firefighters arrived...
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One Transported to Trauma Center After Serious Crash in Clements

One Transported to Trauma Center After Serious Crash in Clements

On Sunday, July 7, 2019, at approximately 10:20 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Budds Creek Road and Horseshoe Road in Clements, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one person trapped and unconscious. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles involved in a T-bone style collision...
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Fourth of July Weekend Sees Boating Incidents Decrease

Fourth of July Weekend Sees Boating Incidents Decrease

Maryland Natural Resources Police stayed busy with heightened vigilance during the holiday weekend July 4-7, and are pleased to report a significant reduction of serious boating incidents. During one of Maryland’s busiest times on the waterways, officers were out to prevent unsafe boating, conducting 1,860 boat safety inspections. Officers made nine arrests for boating under...
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Yacht Destroyed After Early Morning Fire in Lusby

Yacht Destroyed After Early Morning Fire in Lusby

On Thursday, July 11, 2019, at approximately 4:18 a.m., firefighters from the St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments from Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s County responded to the Vera’s White Sands Beach Club at 1200 White Sands Drive in Lusby, for the reported marina and boat fire. A citizen on the scene...
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Jeff McLane Thanked for 41 Years of Service at St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Jeff McLane Thanked for 41 Years of Service at St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Jeff McLane, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Armorer, was congratulated on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County for 41 years of public service with the Sheriff’s Office. McLane, who served as a sworn law-enforcement officer for 27 1/2 years, was joined by his family and his Sheriff’s Office family...
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One Injured After Rear-end Collision in Lexington Park

One Injured After Rear-end Collision in Lexington Park

On Monday, July 8, 2019, at approximately 1:50 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the Hermanville Road and Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway in a rear-end style collision. One patient was transported...
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Motor Vehicle Accident on Great Mills Road Sends Two to Hospital

Motor Vehicle Accident on Great Mills Road Sends Two to Hospital

On Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at approximately 12:50 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Great Mills Road and Susan Lane in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one person trapped. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway in a T-bone style...
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UPDATE: Spare Change Turns into a Multi-Match Fortune for Calvert County Woman

UPDATE: Spare Change Turns into a Multi-Match Fortune for Calvert County Woman

UPDATE 7/10/2019: The emotions a Calvert County woman experienced on Tuesday, July 9, ran the gamut from excited to nervous to calm and around again to excited. Being surprised at work with news that you won the $800,000 Multi-Match jackpot in the previous night’s drawing will do that to a person! “I like Multi-Match...
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CCSO Project Lifesaver Program Receives Donation From La Plata Lions Club

CCSO Project Lifesaver Program Receives Donation From La Plata Lions Club

“We Serve” is the motto of the La Plata Lions Club, which is a nonprofit organization located in Charles County, Maryland. On Thursday, June 20, the La Plata Lions Club served their community by donating $2,000 to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office’s Project Lifesaver Program. Master Corporal Rhett Calloway and Lieutenant Bill Edge attended...
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Charges Filed Against Driver In Fatal Crash On Capital Beltway That Killed 22-Year-Old Woman

Charges Filed Against Driver In Fatal Crash On Capital Beltway That Killed 22-Year-Old Woman

Maryland State Police have charged the driver involved in a fatal crash on the Capital Beltway that claimed the life of a 22-year-old Prince George’s County woman. Miguel Angel Solis Gomez, 26, of Beltsville, was the driver and sole occupant of a 2007 Ford F150 involved in the crash on Sunday, July 7, 2019,...
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Maryland State Police Independence Day Enforcement Efforts

Maryland State Police Independence Day Enforcement Efforts

Traffic enforcement efforts by Maryland state troopers during the Independence Day holiday period resulted in more than 9,500 traffic stops that led to 240 arrests, more than 100 of which included impaired drivers. Maryland State Police patrol troopers began increased holiday traffic enforcement efforts on July 3, 2019, that continued through July 7, 2019....
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Naval Aviation Training Systems and Ranges Program Office Welcomes New Program Manager

Naval Aviation Training Systems and Ranges Program Office Welcomes New Program Manager

The Naval Aviation Training Systems and Ranges program office (PMA-205) welcomed a new program manager during a ceremony held June 5, 2019 in Patuxent River. Vice Adm. Michael T. Moran, principal military deputy assistant secretary of the Navy (research, development, and acquisition), served as guest speaker and Mr. Gary Kurtz, Director, Common and Commercial...
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One Dead After Shooting at “County Vs. City Pool Party” at Glen Burnie Park Swim Club

One Dead After Shooting at “County Vs. City Pool Party” at Glen Burnie Park Swim Club

Police say, Friday, July 5, 2019, at approximately 11:15 p.m., Anne Arundel County Police, Eastern District Patrol Officers responded to the Glen Burnie Park Swim Club Everett Road, in Glen Burnie, for a shots fired call. Upon arrival officers located one individual who had been shot. The adult male was transported by the fire...
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Man Arrested for Breaking Into Multiple Vehicles and Stealing Money

Man Arrested for Breaking Into Multiple Vehicles and Stealing Money

On June 22, 2019, Deputy Jonathan Fenwick responded to Esperanza Drive in Lexington Park for the report of a burglary to a motor vehicle. Upon investigation, it was determined that Travis Dimitri Smoot, 34 of no fixed address, had entered 14 vehicles at 10 different residences in the neighborhood and stole items out of...
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