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Bethesda Man Arrested After Taking “Magic Mushrooms” at Point Lookout State Park

Bethesda Man Arrested After Taking “Magic Mushrooms” at Point Lookout State Park

On Saturday, June 22, 2019, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Officer L Santerre of the Maryland Natural Resources Police responded to Point Lookout State Park, in Scotland for a check the welfare call. The officer made contact with Mitchell P. Goheen, 27, of Bethesda, who was walking around the public beach of the state park....
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Greenwell Foundation Receives Generous Gift from St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge

Greenwell Foundation Receives Generous Gift from  St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge

Waverley Manson, Exalted Ruler of St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge 2092 and Dolly Broom, Past Exalted Ruler and ENF Committee Chair announced the awarding of a grant of $4,500 to Greenwell Foundation Board member Anita Laird at a celebration at the Elks Lodge last week. “This wonderful gift will help to underwrite Greenwell’s Field...
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VIDEO: Leonardtown Man Arrested at Drag Queen Story Hour being Held at Lexington Park Library

VIDEO: Leonardtown Man Arrested at Drag Queen Story Hour being Held at Lexington Park Library

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ashley K Morgan 42, of Leonardtown, at the Lexington Park Library. According to court documents Morgan preregistered for the “Drag Queen Makeup Session” that was being held in a private meeting room at the Lexington Park Library and attempted to...
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UPDATE: House Fire in Bryans Road Deemed Accidental Due to Electrical Event

UPDATE: House Fire in Bryans Road Deemed Accidental Due to Electrical Event

UPDATE: On June 12, 2019, at approximately 11:58 a.m., firefighters from Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding companies responded to 394 Lox Street, Indian Head, for the reported house fire. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a two story single family dwelling with fire showing from the second floor. The fire was placed...
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UPDATE: Vacant House Fire in Hughesville Deemed Accidental Due to Carpenter Fan Left on

UPDATE: Vacant House Fire in Hughesville Deemed Accidental Due to Carpenter Fan Left on

UPDATE: On Thursday, June 13, 2019, at approximately 7:25 p.m., firefighters from the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments responded to 6120 Openfield Place in Hughesville, for the reported house fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a two story single family dwelling with fire showing from the basement, with extensions to the...
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VIDEO: Impaired Driver Arrested at Scene of Four Car Accident After Crashing into Minivan in Hollywood

VIDEO: Impaired Driver Arrested at Scene of Four Car Accident After Crashing into Minivan in Hollywood

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, at approximately 4:45 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Three Notch Road in the area of Airport View Road in Hollywood, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene to find 3 vehicles in the roadway, and one vehicle off the roadway. St....
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Police Investigating Another House in Lexington Park Shot up by Bullets

Police Investigating Another House in Lexington Park Shot up by Bullets

On Saturday, June 22, 2019, at approximately 9:35 a.m., Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division investigated the report of shots fired in the 47400 block of Lincoln Avenue in Lexington Park. While several shots were fired, there were no injuries reported. At least one house was struck by bullets. Witnesses reported...
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State Police Arrest Suspect Wanted For Fatal DUI Crash That Killed 18-Year-Old Waldorf Woman

State Police Arrest Suspect Wanted For Fatal DUI Crash That Killed 18-Year-Old Waldorf Woman

UPDATE 6/21/2019: Maryland State Police arrested a man on Friday in Virginia who has been indicted in connection with the death of a woman following a crash last October in Charles County. James Christian, 43, of Bryans Road, was indicted May 31 with negligent manslaughter by auto, homicide by auto under the influence of...
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VIDEO: State Police Worked Crime Suppression Initiative in Lexington Park

VIDEO: State Police Worked Crime Suppression Initiative in Lexington Park

On Thursday, June 20, 2019, Troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack and investigators from the Maryland State Police Gun Enforcement Unit and MSP K-9 team worked a crime suppression initiative in Lexington Park. The initiative focused on Lexington Park due to a recent increase in criminal activity and was supported by the Governor’s Office of...
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Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Information of Suspects Throwing Bricks at Cars in Waldorf

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Information of Suspects Throwing Bricks at Cars in Waldorf

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the identity of the suspect(s) wanted in connection with throwing bricks at two, possibly three cars on the morning of Thursday, June 20, 2019. A preliminary investigation showed unknown suspect(s) threw bricks and or pieces of concrete at motorists traveling on...
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Three Arrests Made in Shooting Incidents

Three Arrests Made in Shooting Incidents

On Thursday, June 20, 2019, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office detectives developed information that two suspects in recent shootings on Ronald Drive in Lexington Park and Mojave Drive in Great Mills and an armed robbery in Lexington Park were in possession of firearms. The suspects were approached in Lexington Park, and a foot chase...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography

In October 2018, the Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in reference to someone distributing child pornography. According to the cyber tip, which was reported by Dropbox, someone uploaded possible child pornography to the website on September 14, 2018. Dropbox...
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UPDATE: Motorcyclist Seriously Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident in Waldorf

UPDATE: Motorcyclist Seriously Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident in Waldorf

UPDATE: Maryland State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash in which one person was injured on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in Charles County. At about 4:30 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to westbound Maryland Route 228 at Buttonbush Drive in Waldorf, for a report of a serious vehicle...
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VIDEO: Bear Caught on Home Security Video Walking Around Waldorf Neighborhood

VIDEO: Bear Caught on Home Security Video Walking Around Waldorf Neighborhood

A black bear, which a state wildlife expert says appears to be male and a little over a year old, was captured on a home security video walking through a Waldorf neighborhood on Monday, June 17, 2019, at approximately 9:40 p.m. Jane Burgess, the wildlife technician with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, says...
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Lexington Park Woman Charged with Assault After Striking Ex-Boyfriend with Car Several Times

Lexington Park Woman Charged with Assault After Striking Ex-Boyfriend with Car Several Times

On Monday, June 17, 2019, at approximately 10:50 p.m., Cpl. Alvin Beishline from the St. May’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Liberty Street in Lexington Park for the report of a disturbance. Shonita Nicole Somerville, 38 of Lexington Park, was located in the parking lot of St. Mary’s Landing and the victim was located...
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Two Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges After Police Investigate Another Report of Shots Fired in Lexington Park

Two Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges After Police Investigate Another Report of Shots Fired in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Rodine Way, in Lexington Park, for the report of a female screaming and gunshots fired. A gray passenger vehicle was reported to be leaving the area after the disturbance. Police responding to the shots fired saw...
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Police Release Little Information in Two Separate Shooting Incidents on Tuesday, June 18th

Police Release Little Information in Two Separate Shooting Incidents on Tuesday, June 18th

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is investigating two shooting incidents that occurred this week. On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 12:43 p.m. Sheriff’s Deputies and the Criminal Investigations Division investigated the report of shots fired at the 21800 block of Ronald Drive in Lexington Park. While several shots were fired,...
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IBM Agrees to Pay $14.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

IBM Agrees to Pay $14.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and Cúram Software have agreed to pay $14.8 million to settle alleged violations of the False Claims Act arising from material misrepresentations to the State of Maryland during the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE) contract award process for the development of Maryland’s Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) website and IT...
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Single Vehicle Into Pole in Lexington Park Sends Three to Hospital

Single Vehicle Into Pole in Lexington Park Sends Three to Hospital

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at approximately 10:00 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Three Notch Road and Kessler Way in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into a pole. Two children and one adult patient were...
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Elderly Male Transported to Hospital After Motor Vehicle Accident in California

Elderly Male Transported to Hospital After Motor Vehicle Accident in California

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at approximately 10:00 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Three Notch Road and Town Creek Drive in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident with one person unresponsive. Crews arrived on scene to find a single vehicle into multiple traffic road signs and on the median in...
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No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Rolls Over in Great Mills

No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Rolls Over in Great Mills

On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at approximately 7:50 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Flat Iron Road and Fairfax Lane in Great Mills, for the reported single vehicle rollover with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find one vehicle in the roadway on its roof with both occupants...
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Maryland Testing Digital License Plates

Maryland Testing Digital License Plates

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) is launching a two-year pilot program to test new digital license plate technology. The state is one of the first on the East Coast to test the new digital plates, which are similar in size to traditional metal plates but have an electronic display....
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VIDEO: Second Shooting Reported in St. Mary’s County in Under Seven Hours

VIDEO: Second Shooting Reported in St. Mary’s County in Under Seven Hours

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and a Trooper from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to Mojave Drive in Great Mills, for the report of shots fired. Witnesses reported a vehicle fleeing the area around the time the shooting happened. When...
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Critical Missing Person in Charles County Found Safe and Unharmed

Critical Missing Person in Charles County Found Safe and Unharmed

UPDATE 6/19/2019: On June 19 at 1:30 a.m., Ms. Taylor was found at a friend’s house she is safe and unharmed. Thank you! 6/18/2019: On June 18, 2019, during the early morning hours, Celestine Taylor, 70, was last seen leaving the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata. Family members reported...
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Police Respond to Another Report of Shots Fired on Ronald Drive in Lexington Park

Police Respond to Another Report of Shots Fired on Ronald Drive in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at approximately 12:45 p.m. Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to Ronald Drive in Lexington Park for the report of shots fired. Witnesses indicated two black male suspects were both firing shots before fleeing the area on...
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