Law Enforcement

VIDEO: Barricade Situation in Lexington Park Ends with Suspect Being Shot and Killed

VIDEO: Barricade Situation in Lexington Park Ends with Suspect Being Shot and Killed

UPDATE 1/28/2020 @ 4:30 am – On January 27, 2020, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 19800 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported domestic assault, property destruction and homicidal threats. Once on scene, officers were advised by the victim that John Francis Tippett Jr.,...
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Two Adults and Five Pets Displaced After Single Vehicle Strikes House and Unoccupied Vehicle in Lexington Park

On Sunday, January  26, 2020 at approximately 2:20 a.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to 21598 Forest Park Road, and Long Lane in Lexington Park, for the reported serious motor vehicle accident involving a structure. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle in the front yard of a residence resting...
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Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office Honors 35 Law Enforcement Officers For Their Work On Federal Violent Crime Cases

The Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office today honored 35 police officers and federal agents for outstanding work in support of significant federal violent crime prosecutions. Recipients included police officers from Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, City of Hyattsville, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Prince William County, Virginia, and the University Park Police Department; and federal...
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Charles County Obtains Injunction to Prevent Adult Entertainment Establishment from Opening in Bryans Road

Charles County Obtains Injunction to Prevent Adult Entertainment Establishment from Opening in Bryans Road

On January 24, 2020, Charles County obtained an order to enforce the injunction that prohibits X4B, an adult entertainment establishment, from opening for business this weekend. The establishment had been promoting itself as a nightclub with live entertainment in its online advertising through social media. Charles County Attorney Wes Adams presented evidence that the...
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Governor Hogan Attends 24th Annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge

Governor Larry Hogan today joined hundreds of law enforcement officers for the 24th annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park, where he presented Special Olympian Nicholas Meade with the Jimmy Myrick Jr. Governor’s Courage Award. “I want to sincerely thank the hundreds of dedicated and hardworking police officers, military,...
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The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Reflects on the Accomplishments of 2019

As another year has ended and we embark upon a new decade, Sheriff Troy Berry and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office reflect on the successes of 2019. Several accomplishments and events stand out most: crime in Charles County is down; new technology has been implemented to aid in criminal investigations; we continue to make...
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State Fire Marshal Issues Warning About New Social Media “Challenge”

State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci would like to warn parents of a new viral teen video, which may result in fire incidents and cause serious injury. While the Office of the State Fire Marshal has received no reported incidents within Maryland thus far, the agency has been notified by authorities of two incidents...
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Police Investigating Armed Robbery at My Express Pharmacy in White Plains

On Thursday, January 23, 2020, at approximately 5:00 p.m., police received 911 calls reporting three armed black males fleeing the My Express Care Pharmacy ar 4453 Crain Highway in White Plains. Dispatchers continued to relay information to officers as they received multiple 911 callers reporting the three males that were armed with handguns and...
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One Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident Involving Dump Truck in Hollywood

On Thursday, January 23, 2020, at approximately 1:35 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Three Notch Road and Hollywood Road in Hollywood, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find one vehicle in the median, and one dump truck in the roadway, with one subject...
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Sgt. Grumbles Retires from Sheriff’s Office After 25 Years

Sgt. Grumbles Retires from Sheriff’s Office After 25 Years

Sgt. Cara Grumbles, a veteran of more than 25 years with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, retired from duty today, Jan. 23, 2020. Sgt. Grumbles worked across numerous divisions of the Sheriff’s Office during her career in St. Mary’s County. Starting with the Sheriff’s Office on July 5, 1994, Grumbles graduated from the...
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Deshawn Carey, 31 of Lexington Park, is Currently Wanted for Multiple Offense Against Family and Children and Child Support

On Wednesdays in 2020, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will be making posts on social media pages for those wanted on open warrants for various offenses in the hopes that community members could have information about their whereabouts. If you know where these offenders can be found, call the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s...
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Grand Jury Indicts Former Police Officer of Rape and Exposing/Attempting to Expose Victim to HIV

On Tuesday, a Prince George’s County grand jury indicted Martique Vanderpool on a list of charges to include rape and exposing/attempting to expose the victim to HIV. In December of 2019, the PGPD arrested the former officer with the Fairmount Heights Police Department for raping a citizen after a traffic stop, prior to his...
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One Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident in Great Mills

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at approximately 2:40 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Buck Hewitt Road and Chancellors Run Road in Great Mills, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway. The single occupant of the Ford sedan was...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Three for Home Invasion in Hollywood

Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Three for Home Invasion in Hollywood

On January 16, 2020, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) responded to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown for the reported assault. A preliminary investigation determined three masked individuals forced entry into the 20-year-old male victim’s residence located in the 24400 block of Morgan Road in Hollywood, between the hours of 6-7 a.m....
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Prince George’s County Police Officer Suspended After Recording Suspect in Handcuffs While on Scene of an Assault

On January 20th, at approximately 9:45 am, the Prince George’s County Police Department responded to the report of a fight in Oxon Hill. The caller advised the fight involved two men and had occurred in the 6700 block of Oxon Hill Road. When officers arrived on the scene, the two men were already separated...
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UPDATE: Critical Missing Person Has Been Located Safe and Unharmed

UPDATE: LOCATED SAFE AND UNHARMED: John Stacey,81, was just located by officers in a wooded area about a quarter mile from his home in Nanjemoy. Thanks to everyone who helped and offered to help. 1/21/20: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their search for John Stacey, 81, who was reported missing last night....
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UPDATE: Chopticon Student to Remain in Jail After Bringing Loaded Handgun to Basketball Game at Leonardtown High

UPDATE: Chopticon Student to Remain in Jail After Bringing Loaded Handgun to Basketball Game at Leonardtown High

Update 1/22/2019: Samuel “Sammy” Tony Bryant, 17, of Mechanicsville, the 17-year-old Chopticon Student who was arrested after bringing a loaded gun to Leonardtown High School on January 17, 2020 appeared in District Court in St. Mary’s County on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, for a bond hearing. At the hearing Bryant learned he will remain...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Reports of White Van with “Calvert Wellness” Decals

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Reports of White Van with “Calvert Wellness” Decals

On January 15th, 2020, The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint that two white males in their mid 30’s, operating an older white van with “Calvert Wellness” decals on the side was attempting to call high school aged girls over to their van while they were getting off of the school bus in...
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Four Car Collision in California Sends One to Area Trauma Center

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at approximately 12:35 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of the Firehouse Subs on Three Notch Road in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find four vehicles in the roadway. Emergency medical personnel requested a helicopter...
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The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking the Identity of Vandalism Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person driving the vehicle pictured in a vandalism investigation. On Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at 10:38 pm, the image of the suspect vehicle was captured at the same time a projectile pierced the window of the Five Below store in California. A...
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Governor Hogan Reports on 2019 Success of Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network

The day after officially introducing his crime bills in the General Assembly, Governor Larry Hogan today announced a successful year for the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN). MCIN, a criminal justice strategy announced by Governor Hogan in 2017 and funded through the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services, encourages local, state,...
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The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking Assistance in Identifying Theft Suspect in Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft that occurred on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 2:07 p.m., the suspect walked out of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet in Lexington Park with a Chefman Air Fryer without paying for it. The suspect was last seen getting...
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Governor Hogan’s Violent Crime Bills Officially Introduced In General Assembly

Governor Larry Hogan’s legislative initiatives to address violent crime were introduced in the General Assembly this evening. His crime package, which he first announced last month at a press conference in Baltimore City, includes tougher sentences for violent offenders who commit crimes with guns, stronger penalties for those who intimidate witnesses, and more transparency...
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The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Assistance in Locating Hollywood Man Wanted for Escape

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Assistance in Locating Hollywood Man Wanted for Escape

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of James William Blackiston III, age 27 of Hollywood. Blackiston is currently wanted for Escape Second Degree after removing his tracking device while on pretrial release, for the charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute. Blackiston is a black male, 5’11” and weighs 170...
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No Injuries Reported After Working Smoke Detectors Alert Homeowner in Early Morning House Fire in Waldorf, Investigation Deems Fire Accidental

UPDATE 1/21/2020: On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at approximately 4:43 a.m., firefighters responded to 10856 Maplewood Court in Waldorf, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find fire showing from the second floor. The owner is identified as Terri Daniels. No injuries were reported, and the estimated loss of structure...
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