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Detectives Investigating Suspicious Activity in Dorchester Neighborhood

Detectives Investigating Suspicious Activity in Dorchester Neighborhood

On July 10, 2024, at 7:30 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to Dorchester Circle for the report of a suspicious person. A preliminary investigation showed a male drove up to a teenage girl and asked for her phone number. The girl walked away and notified a parent. On July 11,...
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Leonardtown Man All Smiles in Booking Photo After DUI in Calvert County

Leonardtown Man All Smiles in Booking Photo After DUI in Calvert County

On July 1, 2024, Deputy Parrott of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to Langley Lane and Solomons Island Road in Solomons, for the report of a motor vehicle accident and possible impaired driver. Upon arrival, contact was made with Wade Faron Robinson Robinite, 32 of Leonardtown. Robinite was shouting profanities and making threats...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Prince George’s County

The Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred Saturday evening in Prince George’s County. The driver of a Harley Davidson Motorcycle, identified as Quintin Barnes, 37, of Reisterstown, and a passenger, identified as Jasmine Jeffries, 19, of an unknown location, were pronounced deceased on the scene. A driver and passenger...
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Lexington Park Man Charged with Soliciting Prostitution

Lexington Park Man Charged with Soliciting Prostitution

On June 8, 2024, a Deputy from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Summer Lane, in Lexington Park for a reported domestic disturbance. Police spoke with the female victim who advised she was assaulted by a male who was later identified as Anthony Gregory Dickens, 54, of Lexington Park, who she had...
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Lexington Park Man Charged with Theft Scheme Over $1,500 from Spyglass Apartments

Lexington Park Man Charged with Theft Scheme Over $1,500 from Spyglass Apartments

On Friday, May 24, 2024, police responded to the office of Spyglass Apartments in Lexington Park, for the report of an internal theft. Police met with the property manager who reported a theft by an ex-employee, who she identified as Steven Michael Ryan, 34, of Lexington Park. Ryan was previously employed as a leasing...
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Mechanicsville Man Charged After Shooting Handgun Towards Victim’s in Front of Their Home

Mechanicsville Man Charged After Shooting Handgun Towards Victim’s in Front of Their Home

On Tuesday, June 18, 2024, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Yowaiski Mill Road, in the Country Lakes subdivision of Mechanicsville, for a neighborhood dispute in which a firearm was discharged three times. During the investigation, it was determined that at approximately 8:00 p.m., an adult female (Female #1) was...
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La Plata Police Captain Norris Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary with Department

La Plata Police Captain Norris Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary with Department

Captain Matt Norris began his career with the La Plata Police Department in June 2009 (15 years) and currently serves as the Special Operations Division Commander. Captain Norris is a certified Drug Recognition Expert, Level 3 Crash Reconstructionist, Level II Traffic Safety Specialist, Top Gun Narcotics Investigator School graduate, an FAA licensed Drone Pilot,...
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Charles County Officers Use De-Escalation Techniques to Help Person in Distress

Charles County Officers Use De-Escalation Techniques to Help Person in Distress

On Thursday, July 11, 2024, at 1:45 p.m., officers received a report of a person who was making threats to harm themselves on several social media platforms. Officers were able to identify the person and locate a phone number. The officers contacted the person who continued to make statements and threatened suicide. Based on...
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Detectives Arrest Suspects in Connection with Prom Night Armed Robbery, Police Recover Multiple Firearms

Detectives Arrest Suspects in Connection with Prom Night Armed Robbery, Police Recover Multiple Firearms

On Friday, May 10, 2024, at 7:30 p.m., two suspects approached a teenage male who was leaving a prom party on Devongate Street in Waldorf. The suspects placed one firearm to the victim’s abdomen and another to his head and demanded the victim’s designer watch. They fled in a dark-colored sedan. Through investigation, detectives...
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Night Construction Work Scheduled for Delabrooke Bridge Residents Should Expect Bridge Closures & Use Caution

Night Construction Work Scheduled for Delabrooke Bridge Residents Should Expect Bridge Closures & Use Caution

St. Mary’s County Government’s Department of Public Works & Transportation (DPW&T) is announcing upcoming construction and major repairs scheduled for the Delabrooke Bridge, located on Delabrooke Road, in Mechanicsville, from the intersection of Riverview Road north-eastward for approximately 500 ft, starting on Sunday, July 21, 2024, and continuing through Thursday, July 25, 2024, between...
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UPDATE: Mechanicsville Man Convicted of First-Degree Murder of Stepfather

UPDATE: Mechanicsville Man Convicted of First-Degree Murder of Stepfather

State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling announced today that following a four-day trial, a St. Mary’s County jury convicted Marvin Orlando Johnson, 39, of Mechanicsville, Maryland of first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence for the premeditated shooting and killing of his stepfather. On May 24, 2023, deputies...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Arrested and Charged with Assault and 4th Degree Sex Offense

UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Arrested and Charged with Assault and 4th Degree Sex Offense

UPDATE 7/12/2024 @ 12:30 p.m.: On July 10, 2024, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the report of an assault on two women in Lexington Park by an unknown male who also purportedly exposed himself during the incident. On July 11, new video evidence and information obtained by Deputies indicated...
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Bladensburg Man Sentenced To 4 Years In Federal Prison for Conspiring to Illegally Ship Stolen Cars to West Africa

Bladensburg Man Sentenced To 4 Years In Federal Prison for Conspiring to Illegally Ship Stolen Cars to West Africa

U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Karim Abdul Turay, age 31, a resident of Prince George’s County, Maryland, to 51 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for conspiracy to commit transportation of stolen motor vehicles and receipt and possession of stolen motor vehicles. The sentence was announced by...
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Local Artists Sought for Mural at Cove Point Park in Lusby

Local Artists Sought for Mural at Cove Point Park in Lusby

Calvert County Parks & Recreation is seeking qualified local artists to collaborate with park staff on a large-scale mural design for the renovated basketball courts at Cove Point Park. The final design will be abstract, geometric and brightly colored, similar to those found on https://projectbackboard.org/work. Submissions should include a CV, a portfolio of previous work...
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Charles County Students Earn Awards at International Thespian Festival

Charles County Students Earn Awards at International Thespian Festival

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) high school students in school-based theater programs recently took their skills to the International Thespian Festival at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. The 28 students who attended were accompanied by five CCPS theater teachers. For the first time in seven years, students competed in the festival’s closing ceremony showcase....
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Police Arrest Two Suspects Wanted for Murder of 16-Year-Old During Robbery

Police Arrest Two Suspects Wanted for Murder of 16-Year-Old During Robbery

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit identified and charged two suspects in connection with a fatal shooting in Suitland. The suspects are 21-year-old Walter Plummer of Suitland and 21-year-old Akiya Bagley of Washington, DC. They are charged in connection with the murder of 16-year-old Juan Roach of Suitland. On June 27, 2024,...
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Clearway Pain Solutions Selects Lexington Exchange in California, Maryland for Newest Location

Clearway Pain Solutions Selects Lexington Exchange in California, Maryland for Newest Location

Clearway Pain Solutions, a pain management medical practice currently operating in seven states, has chosen Lexington Exchange in California, Maryland as the site of its second location in the St. Mary’s County market. The group signed a lease with St. John Properties, Inc. for 9,102 square feet of space and intends to open within...
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Man Flown to Trauma Center, Teen Taken to Hospital After Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Lexington Park

Man Flown to Trauma Center, Teen Taken to Hospital After Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Lexington Park

On Thursday, July 11, 2024, at 8:37 a.m., emergency medical personnel responded to a residence in the 48000 block of Spring Ridge Road in Lexington Park, for injuries after a fall. 911 callers reported a 72-year-old male was in and out of consciousness after a fall. Emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene to...
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UPDATE: Missing La Plata Man Found Deceased

UPDATE: Missing La Plata Man Found Deceased

UPDATE: Officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office located Mr. Franchi deceased about a mile from his home on his property. There were no obvious signs of foul play and detectives were able to notify a family member. He was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office. Our thoughts are with his family. Thank you...
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Board of Education of Charles County Approves Redistricting Plan for Elementary Schools

Board of Education of Charles County Approves Redistricting Plan for Elementary Schools

The Board of Education of Charles County at its June 11 meeting approved an elementary school redistricting plan that will create an attendance zone for Margaret Jamieson Thornton Elementary School, set to open in August 2025. The plan also moves some students from existing school zones as a result of the redistricting process. The...
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Lusby Woman Charged After Moving Ambulance from Scene of Medical Call

Lusby Woman Charged After Moving Ambulance from Scene of Medical Call

On Wednesday, June 19, 2024, police responded to the Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad Fire Department (SVRSFD) on HG Trueman Road, for the report of an unauthorized use of motor vehicle. Upon arrival, police made contact with several staff members of the SVRSFD who advised that Ambulance 37 responded to a call of service located...
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Lexington Park Man Spends a few Hours at Detention Center on Gun Charges

Lexington Park Man Spends a few Hours at Detention Center on Gun Charges

On July 9, 2024, Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office executed a search and seizure warrant on a residence in the 21000 block of Dayflower Place in Lexington Park, as part of an ongoing investigation. During the search, detectives recovered a 9MM handgun in a bedroom belonging...
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UPDATE: Body of Missing Teen Recovered Near Benedict Bridge

UPDATE: Body of Missing Teen Recovered Near Benedict Bridge

UPDATE 7/10/2024 @ 12:30 P.M.: On Monday, July 8, 2024, at 7:26 p.m., deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau responded to 6790 Hallowing Lane in the area of the Benedict Bridge in Prince Frederick, for a 911 hang-up. Upon arrival, deputies determined the call to be for a potential missing person....
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Calvert County Cooling Centers Available During Sweltering Temperatures

Calvert County Cooling Centers Available During Sweltering Temperatures

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management reminds citizens there are several places in Calvert County to cool off. These sites will be open during regular hours and safe drinking water is available at each location: Northeast Community Center (4075 Gordon Stinnett Avenue, Chesapeake Beach) Calvert Library, Twin Beaches Branch (4100 5th...
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Calvert County Parks & Recreation Announces Fall Registration for Youth and Adult Sports

Calvert County Parks & Recreation Announces Fall Registration for Youth and Adult Sports

Calvert County Parks & Recreation announces open registration for fall 2024 sports. Fall sports registration is open through Aug. 4 or until divisions are full. The following youth and adult sports signups are available Youth soccer offers separate divisions for boys and girls in pre-K (4 years old) through grade 12 (17 years old). Cost...
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