Law Enforcement

Former Firefighter Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Sex Abuse of a Minor

Former Firefighter Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Sex Abuse of a Minor

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Donald McCoy Stancell, Jr., 39, to 25 years in prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor. On November 6, 2015, the victim, who was under 18 years of age, reported to...
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Lusby Man Arrested for Possession of Crack Cocaine & Heroin

Lusby Man Arrested for Possession of Crack Cocaine & Heroin

On February 6, 2018, at approximately 11:20 p.m., Corporal Esnes from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Route 4 near German Chapel Road in Prince Frederick. Trooper First Class Rucker arrived to assist. A K-9 scan was requested and resulted in a positive alert. A probable...
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Waldorf Man Arrested After Employee and Customer Stop Robbery

Waldorf Man Arrested After Employee and Customer Stop Robbery

On February 14 at 9:47 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a gas station convenience store in the 11500 block of Berry Road in Waldorf for the report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival, officers discovered two victims holding the suspect on the floor and restraining his arms. Investigation...
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Hughesville Man Arrested for Assault, After Hit and Run Accident

Hughesville Man Arrested for Assault, After Hit and Run Accident

On February 10 at 2:08 p.m., officers responded to the Lowes parking lot, in Waldorf, for the report of a hit and run and assault. According to the victim, the suspect struck his car and failed to stop. The victim followed the suspect to a nearby parking lot where the victim said the suspect...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Three Armed Robberies in Waldorf.

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Three Armed Robberies in Waldorf.

On February 11, 2018 at approximately 7:15 p.m., an unknown black male entered the Subway located at 3023 Festival Way, in Waldorf. The male was wearing a black jacket, black mask, black gloves, black pants, and black shoes armed with a handgun. The male demanded money and pointed the handgun at the cashier. Fearing...
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UPDATE: Waldorf Woman Admits to Shooting and Killing 37-Year-Old Boyfriend

UPDATE: Waldorf Woman Admits to Shooting and Killing 37-Year-Old Boyfriend

UPDATE 2/20/2018: According to court documents Tiffany Jade Smith, 31, of Waldorf, and Tavon Purnell Matthews, 37, were heard involved in a heated argument in their bedroom. During the argument, gunshots were heard after which smith asked for help and said the victim was bleeding. Smith was transported to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office,...
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Police Charge Middle School Student Who Made False Allegations Against Chaperone at School Dance

Police Charge Middle School Student Who Made False Allegations Against Chaperone at School Dance

UPDATE 2/19/2018: A juvenile female, age 13, from Leonardtown, was charged with making a false report in reference to the investigation. The juvenile provided statements which were conclusively refuted from video surveillance reviewed. The juvenile was charged and released to a parent and is awaiting disposition from the Department of Juvenile Justice. 2/17/2018: On February...
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UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Waldorf Man Shot and Killed at Apartment Building, Suspect Still at Large

UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Waldorf Man Shot and Killed at Apartment Building, Suspect Still at Large

UPDATE: On February 17 at 8:54 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to the 12100 block of Ell Lane in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located the victim suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body....
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32-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in La Plata

32-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in La Plata

On Friday, February 16, 2018, at approximately 11:10 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a reported motor vehicle collision in the area of westbound Route 6 (Charles Street) east of Prince Charles Drive, in La Plata. Upon arrival, Troopers observed a  2004 Pontiac Grand Prix with the driver,...
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UPDATE: Two St. Mary’s County Men Shot in Waldorf During Drug Deal

UPDATE: Two St. Mary’s County Men Shot in Waldorf During Drug Deal

UPDATE 2/17/2018: On Friday, February 9, 2018, at approximately 2:25 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to St. Patrick’s Drive in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located two adult males; one had two gunshot wounds to his leg, and the other was grazed on the...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Sexualy Abusing 7-Year-Old

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Sexualy Abusing 7-Year-Old

On February 14, 2018, an adult female reported a possible sex offense to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, involving an adult male and a seven year old juvenile. Based on the information provided by the complainant, the investigation was continued by the Criminal Investigations Division (CID). The investigation revealed Zachary Lee Thomas, 23,...
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Waldorf Man Arrested After Pointing Gun at Police

Waldorf Man Arrested After Pointing Gun at Police

On Sunday, February 11, 2018, at approximately 9:25 p.m., Deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Michael Road, in Waldorf, to serve a temporary peace order on Richards Madden, 82, of Waldorf. Prior to arriving at the residence police were informed that Madden had made threats of mass destruction...
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Former Police Drug Lab Director Sentenced For Stealing Over 15,000 Pills

Former Police Drug Lab Director Sentenced For Stealing Over 15,000 Pills

Circuit Court Judge Judge Michele D. Jaklitsch sentenced Annette Box, 49, of Pasadena, to six months of active incarceration for misconduct in office and other charges related to the theft of controlled dangerous substances from county facilities. “It is uniquely distressing when a person who is placed in a position of trust, who works...
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Indian Head Man Convicted of Armed Robbery and Related Charges

Indian Head Man Convicted of Armed Robbery and Related Charges

On Wednesday, February 14, 2018 a Charles County jury convicted Tyrel Javonte Adams, 21 of Indian Head, of Armed Robbery and related charges. On April 18, 2017, officers responded to the Dash In in White Plains for the report of an Armed Robbery. An initial investigation revealed that four masked suspects wearing blue gloves,...
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UPDATE: Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating Armed Robbery at Lighthouse Liquors in Charlotte Hall

UPDATE: Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating Armed Robbery at Lighthouse Liquors in Charlotte Hall

UPDATE – Official St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: On February 13, 2018, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Lighthouse Liquors located on Three Notch Road, in Charlotte Hall, for the report of an armed robbery. Contact was made with an employee/victim who advised an unknown suspect entered the business...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Two Men for Dash In Robbery

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Two Men for Dash In Robbery

On February 12, 2018 at approximately 8:50 A.M.,  deputies with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Dash In, located at 875 North Solomons Island Road, in Prince Frederick, for a report of a Strong Armed Robbery. Contact was made with employees from the Dash In who stated; “Two men came into the...
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Police in Charles County Make Quick Arrest After Armed Robbery at Dollar General in Waldorf

Police in Charles County Make Quick Arrest After Armed Robbery at Dollar General in Waldorf

On Sunday, February 11 at approximately 9:3o p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Dollar General on Crain Highway, in Waldorf, for the report of an armed robbery. Cpl. S. Stanley was in the area and quickly responded. He stopped a car near the store and located three males inside. Police...
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Mechanicsville Man Charged with Burglary, Theft and Attempted Arson

Mechanicsville Man Charged with Burglary, Theft and Attempted Arson

A Deputy State Fire Marshal has arrested a St. Mary’s County man after he attempted to set fire to a one-story single family dwelling in La Plata owned by his girlfriend. On February 11, 2018, at approximately 6:25 pm, Amanda Marie Evans 30, of 209 Del Ray Circle, in La Plata arrived home with...
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UPDATE: Four Students from St. Mary’s College of Maryland Arrested for Armed Robbery at College Dorm Room

UPDATE: Four Students from St. Mary’s College of Maryland Arrested for Armed Robbery at College Dorm Room

UPDATE 2/14/2018 @ 12:21 p.m.: Kyndle Joshua Terrell-Jones, 18, of Owings Mills, Kevin Louis Makle, 18, of Finksburg, Judge Clifford Payne, 18, of Laurel were members of the 2017-18 St. Mary’s College of Maryland Seahawk Men’s Basketball team. 2/14/2018 @ 11:00 a.m.: On Friday, February 9, 2018, at approximately 3:30 p.m., four men entered a college...
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Police in Calvert County Continue Investigate Rash of Robberies

Police in Calvert County Continue Investigate Rash of Robberies

On February 12, 2018 at approximately 8:50 a.m. Deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Dash In, located in Prince Frederick, for a report of a Strong Armed Robbery. The suspect fled the scene prior to the arrival of the deputies. Calvert Sheriff’s Detectives are actively working this case. If anyone...
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$35,000 pay raise proposed for all 313 Maryland judges

$35,000 pay raise proposed for all 313 Maryland judges

A proposal to give all 313 Maryland judges a $35,000 raise over the next four years faces a hearing today in the House Appropriations Committee. The recommendations of the Judicial Compensation Commission will take effect automatically if the legislature does not reject or amend them by March 15 — and lawmakers have not been...
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Career Criminal Arrested in Mechanicsville After Customers Stop Robbery in Progress

Career Criminal Arrested in Mechanicsville After Customers Stop Robbery in Progress

On Friday, February 9, 2018, at approximately 6:05 p.m., Deputy R. Roszell, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Mechanicsville Burchmart/Subway, on Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, for the report of a robbery in progress. Before arriving to the scene police received information that an employee and three customers had a...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Make Arrest in Multiple Burglaries

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Make Arrest in Multiple Burglaries

Throughout the month of January 2018, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple reports of residential burglaries and burglaries to motor vehicles, in the Lexington Park area.  Neighborhood canvasses were conducted and images of the suspect were captured with the use of residential security cameras. The investigations were continued by...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run Involving Pedestrian in Oxon Hill

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run Involving Pedestrian in Oxon Hill

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run in Oxon Hill. The victim is identified as 27-year-old Kenard Hawkins of no fixed address. Investigators are still working to locate the striking vehicle. It’s described as a white pickup truck that had a ladder on the top or side. On February...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 2/12/2018 to 2/16/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 2/12/2018 to 2/16/2018

During the week of February 12, to February 16, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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