Missing Hughesville Man Found Deceased in St. Mary’s County, Police Investigating

Missing Hughesville Man Found Deceased in St. Mary’s County, Police Investigating

UPDATE 7/20/2019: Ronnie David Tippett, 29, of Hughesville, was found deceased in St. Mary’s County on July 19, 2019, at approximately 7:00 p.m. A Forensic Investigator and Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) responded to the scene and are conducting an investigation which is ongoing. 7/16/2019: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help locating Ronnie David Tippett, 29, of Hughesville who was reported missing on July 13, 2019. Tippett was last...
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UPDATE: Sheriff’s Office Still Looking for Owners of Two Black Labrador Retrievers Found Decapitated in Mechanicsville

UPDATE: Sheriff’s Office Still Looking for Owners of Two Black Labrador Retrievers Found Decapitated in Mechanicsville

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Press Release – UPDATE 7/19/2019 @ 3:45 p.m.: Necropsies were completed on both dogs at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and valuable investigative information was obtained. Results of the necropsies will not be released due to the sensitive nature of the information and adverse effects on the ongoing investigation. The remains of the dogs will be retained for return to the owner(s), if not complicit in the crime, or for a humane...
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St. Leonard Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Stabbing in Lexington Park

St. Leonard Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Stabbing in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Eugene Terrill Harris, 27, of St. Leonard, was sentenced to the statutory maximum of ten years in prison for his involvement with the stabbing assault that occurred on Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Lexington Park. Senior Assistant State’s Attorney and Chief of Staff Jaymi Sterling, told SMNEWSNET, “The State argued for ten years of active incarceration in prison, the maximum penalty allowed by law for this charge. I would like to thank Judge Densford for sentencing the Defendant to...
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Waldorf Man Sentenced to 8 years in Jail for Assault and Gun Charges

Waldorf Man Sentenced  to 8 years in Jail for Assault and Gun Charges

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Damarco Rashord Hall, 21 of Waldorf, to 18 years suspend all but 8 years for First-Degree Assault and Wear, Carry, and Transport of a Handgun. Hall previously entered a guilty plea to the aforementioned charges on May 31, 2019, in Charles County Circuit Court. On August 15, 2018, officers responded to Saint Peter’s Catholic Church in...
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Couple Found Passed out in Parking Lot in Chesapeake Beach Charged with Possession of Heroin

Couple Found Passed out in Parking Lot in Chesapeake Beach Charged with Possession of Heroin

On July 13, 2019 Deputy Holt, of the Calvert County Sherif’s Office observed a vehicle sitting in the Roland’s parking lot in Chesapeake Beach with two occupants inside who appeared to be passed out. Deputy Holt made contact with the subjects, later identified as Jeremy Anthony Desantis, 34, of Chesapeake Beach and Jennifer Lynn Hamilton, 36, of St. Leonard who did wake up, but continued to nod out while he was speaking with them. A search of the vehicle...
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Port Republic Man Arrested at Citgo Gas Station After Physical Altercation

Port Republic Man Arrested at Citgo Gas Station After Physical Altercation

On July 14, 2019 Deputy Lewis, of the Calvert County Sherif’s Office responded to the Citgo Gas Station in Port Republic for the report of a physical altercation in a vehicle. Upon making contact with the driver, Terrell James Russell, 33, of Port Republic, Deputy Lewis noticed the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle. Deputy Lewis attempted to conduct Standardized Field Sobriety Tests on Russell, however, Russell refused to follow instructions and was placed under arrest...
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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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State Alerts Residents to follow Safety Tips and Take Precautions to Avoid Heat-Related Illness Amid Excessive Heat

State Alerts Residents to follow Safety Tips and Take Precautions to Avoid Heat-Related Illness Amid Excessive Heat

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is alerting residents of an excessive heat watch forecast through Sunday evening, July 21 for central Maryland and parts of eastern Maryland. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to reach the high 90s and may exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit in some places, with heat index...
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MISSING PERSON – St. Mary’s County – Macy Jean Harim

MISSING PERSON – St. Mary’s County – Macy Jean Harim

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing person, Macy Jean Harim. Harim is a white female, 5-04, 200lbs, brown hair and blue eyes. Macy Jean Harim was last seen on Friday, July 12, 2019, in the area of St Mary’s City.
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White Plains Man Wins $50,000 on Scratch-Off at Beacon Liquors in Callaway

White Plains Man Wins $50,000 on Scratch-Off at Beacon Liquors in Callaway

Shoaibur Qureshi of White Plains recently started commuting to the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Lexington Park. The route led the loyal scratch-off player to a lucky Maryland Lottery retailer in St. Mary’s County, where he bought a $5 instant ticket that delivered a $50,000 top prize. The Charles County resident found his...
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We Share our Condolences Upon Hearing Retired Charles County Sheriff’s Office K9, Atos, passed away

We Share our Condolences Upon Hearing Retired Charles County Sheriff’s Office K9, Atos, passed away

Today we share our condolences with Master Cpl. Renee Cuyler, K9 Unit, upon hearing her beloved retired Charles County Sheriff’s Office K9, Atos, passed away after an illness. Atos was 14.5 years old and served the sheriff’s office from 2007 until his retirement in 2015. While he served our county, Atos worked in patrol...
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Demolition Begins to Make way for new Medstar Shah Medical Group Building in Waldorf

Demolition Begins to Make way for new Medstar Shah Medical Group Building in Waldorf

The building at the intersection of Route 301 and St. Patrick’s Drive in Waldorf is often overlooked by passersby. A wall of trees along southbound 301 limits the view of the structure from the tens of thousands of cars that go by every day, and the tan adobe exterior and simple lines blend into...
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Heat Advisory Will be in Effect Today for all of Southern Maryland

Heat Advisory Will be in Effect Today for all of Southern Maryland

A heat advisory will be in effect from 11 am to 8 pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019, for the following counties: Anne Arundel Calvert Charles Prince Georges St. Mary’s The national weather service in Baltimore MD/Washington has issued a heat advisory, which is in effect from 11 am to 8 pm Wednesday. Heat index...
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Charles County Man’s $20,080 Prize is His Second Win in Five Weeks Using Same Lucky Keno Numbers

Charles County Man’s $20,080 Prize is His Second Win in Five Weeks Using Same Lucky Keno Numbers

An Indian Head man’s lucky Keno numbers hit again last week, earning the 53-year-old his second major win in weeks. The Indian Head resident played the same series of lucky birth dates and matched several numbers, including eight on a single game, for a $20,080 prize. The federal government worker found his fortune at...
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Serious Crash in Lothian Sends One to Hospital

Serious Crash in Lothian Sends One to Hospital

On Thursday, July 11, 2019, at approximately 10:40 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Route 4 and Lower Pindell Road in Lothian, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one person trapped. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles involved in a T-bone style collision with one occupant trapped. Dunkirk...
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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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