Law Enforcement

Police Charge 16-Year-Old with Manslaughter After Accidental Shooting in Oxon Hill

Police Charge 16-Year-Old with Manslaughter After Accidental Shooting in Oxon Hill

Detectives with the Homicide Unit arrested and charged a 15-year-old female from District Heights with manslaughter and related charges. She is charged as a juvenile in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old male from Oxon Hill. On Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at approximately 6:00 p.m., patrol officers responded to the 4900 block of Glassmanor...
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Police Investigating Lexington Park Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Leonardtown

Police Investigating Lexington Park Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Leonardtown

UPDATE 2:30 p.m.: On Thursday, January 27, 2022 at approximately 8:00 a.m., patrol deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a serious motor vehicle collision on St. Andrew’s Church Road in the area of Fairgrounds Road in Leonardtown. Deputies arrived on scene to find a head-on collision between two vehicles,...
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U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force Find and Arrest Man for Rape, Sex Abuse of Minor That Occurred in Prince George’s County

U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force Find and Arrest Man for Rape, Sex Abuse of Minor That Occurred in Prince George’s County

The Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Ernest Jarod Murray on January 21, 2022, on a warrant for First Degree Rape obtained by county police on December 20, 2021. According to the warrant, on October 28, 2021, The Prince George’s County Child Protective Service received notification about a Sexual Child...
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Anne Arundel County and Arizona Sheriff’s Department Make Two Arrests in Murder of Woman in 2017

Anne Arundel County and Arizona Sheriff’s Department Make Two Arrests in Murder of Woman in 2017

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to the area of Holly and Chesapeake Drive in Shady Side, Maryland for possible recovered human remains. The scene was secured and Homicide Detectives were summoned. An extensive search of the shoreline by numerous patrol officers,...
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No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Rear-Ends Occupied School Bus in Lexington Park

No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Rear-Ends Occupied School Bus in Lexington Park

On Thursday, January 27, 2022, at approximately 7:43 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Hilton Ridge Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a school bus with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle and a St....
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Annapolis Man Hired As a Hitman Pleads Guilty to First Degree Murder, Using a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime of Violence

Annapolis Man Hired As a Hitman Pleads Guilty to First Degree Murder, Using a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime of Violence

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced that Michael Gibson, 23, of Annapolis entered a guilty plea to first degree murder and using a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence in the death of Leslie Saunders, 50. Gibson, who was paid $3200 by Thomas Smith, 31, to kill the...
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Motor Vehicle Accident Involving School Bus Leads to Flyout – NO INJURIES TO OCCUPANTS OF BUS

Motor Vehicle Accident Involving School Bus Leads to Flyout – NO INJURIES TO OCCUPANTS OF BUS

On Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at approximately 3:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Chancellors Run Road and Buck Hewitt Road in Great Mills, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a school bus with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle and school bus involved with the...
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36-Year-Old Waldorf Air Force Lieutenant Pleads Guilty to Transportation of Child Pornography

36-Year-Old Waldorf Air Force Lieutenant Pleads Guilty to Transportation of Child Pornography

Jason Daniel Ort, age 36, of Waldorf, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to transportation of child pornography. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Sobocinski of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; and Brigadier General Terry Bullard,...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in North Beach

State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in North Beach

On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at approximately 9:00 p.m., firefighters from Calvert County were alerted to the 3500 block of 9th Street in North Beach, for the reported house fire. Prior to the arrival of First Responders, multiple 911 callers reported the house was on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a...
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Minor Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

Minor Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at approximately 9:30 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Friendship School Road in Mechanicsville, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one subject unresponsive. Initial information reported a single vehicle off the roadway and into a tree with a...
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Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Lexington Park Papa Johns, One Employee Transported to Hospital with Injuries

Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Lexington Park Papa Johns, One Employee Transported to Hospital with Injuries

On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at approximately 9:50 p.m., police responded to the Papa Johns located at 21690 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported armed robbery. Police arrived on the scene to find one employee with injuries, and upon further investigation, police learned the suspect fled on foot prior to their...
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Maryland’s Primitive Deer Hunt Days Run February 1, to February 3, 2022

Maryland’s Primitive Deer Hunt Days Run February 1, to February 3, 2022

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the state’s Primitive Deer Hunt will be open Feb. 1-3 statewide. Hunters with a valid hunting license, or those exempt from the hunting license requirement, may use primitive bows or muzzleloaders to hunt sika and white-tailed deer during these days. Primitive hunting devices are defined as long bows, recurve bows, flintlock,...
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NAS Patuxent River Prepares for Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2022, Starting January 31st to February 11

NAS Patuxent River Prepares for Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2022, Starting January 31st to February 11

Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain (CSSC), the Navy’s annual anti-terrorism, force protection (ATFP) exercise, will be underway Navywide – and at NAS Patuxent River – Jan. 31-Feb. 11, 2022. Conducted by U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), CSSC uses realistic drills and scenarios to enhance the readiness...
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Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Accokeek

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Accokeek

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal vehicle collision that occurred Saturday afternoon in Accokeek. The deceased driver is 53-year-old Antoine Mensah of Accokeek. On Saturday, January 22, 2022, at approximately 12:15 p.m., officers responded to Farmington Road at Indian Head Highway for a collision involving two cars. The preliminary investigation...
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Police Investigating Assault at Thomas Stone High School, Student Arrested and Knife Recovered

Police Investigating Assault at Thomas Stone High School, Student Arrested and Knife Recovered

On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 7:34 a.m., a school resource officer and school administrators were made aware of an altercation at Thomas Stone High School. A preliminary investigation showed two students were in a hallway engaged in a verbal altercation when one of them produced a knife, which he had in his pocket....
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Minor Injuries Reported After Vehicle Runs Red Light in Lexington Park

Minor Injuries Reported After Vehicle Runs Red Light in Lexington Park

On Friday, January 21, 2022, at approximately 5:25 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and FDR Boulevard in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved in a T-bone style collision. The operator of...
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Routine Business Patrol Check Leads to Arrest of Wanted D.C. Man in Multiple Theft Cases

Routine Business Patrol Check Leads to Arrest of Wanted D.C. Man in Multiple Theft Cases

On January 11, 2022, at 1:30 a.m., a patrol officer from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was conducting a business check at a convenience store in the 4700 block of Crain Highway in White Plains when he observed a Dodge pick-up truck parked in the lot and a man sleeping in it. A computer check...
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No Injuries Reported After House Fire in Waldorf, State Fire Marshal Investigating

No Injuries Reported After House Fire in Waldorf, State Fire Marshal Investigating

On Sunday, January 23, 2022, at approximately 5:18 a.m., 48 firefighters from Waldorf and surrounding departments responded to 14595 Havensbrook Drive in Waldorf, for the reported basement fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find a 2-story residence with smoke showing. Upon further investigation, crews found a fire in the basement and extinguished it...
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Large Garage Fire in Port Tobacco Under Investigation, No Injuries Reported

Large Garage Fire in Port Tobacco Under Investigation, No Injuries Reported

On Friday, January 21, 2022, at 7:17 a.m., firefighters responded to the 8500 block of Port Tobacco Road in Port Tobacco for the reported structure on fire, after a 911 caller reported “gray smoke” coming from their detached garage. 47 personnel from La Plata Volunteers and surrounding departments responded, the first unit arrived in...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Update on Management of COVID-19 at Detention Center

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Update on Management of COVID-19 at Detention Center

On January 10, Sheriff Troy Berry issued a press release regarding the management of COVID-19 at the Charles County Detention Center (CCDC) during the nation’s largest spike in the virus ever. “In past months, there has been a campaign of misinformation being shared on social media regarding COVID-19 at the detention center.  Hearing misinformation...
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La Plata Police Department Name Officer Logan Warren as Officer of the Quarter

La Plata Police Department Name Officer Logan Warren as Officer of the Quarter

La Plata police officers are in our community day and night committed to protecting and serving the citizens of La Plata and Charles County. They do remarkable work each day. We’d like to introduce you to the La Plata Police Department’s Officer of the Quarter – Officer Logan Warren. On October 3, 2021, Officer...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is Proud to Introduce Their Newest Deputy Recruits

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is Proud to Introduce Their Newest Deputy Recruits

Please join us in welcoming Tyrel Claggett, Michelle Dawson, Olivia Sylver, Steven Willis and Tanner Zinn. These five men and women are eager to begin their career in law enforcement and officially begin at the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy (SMCJA) in the Police Entrance Level Training Program (PELTP), Session 50, this Saturday, Jan....
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision on Smallwood Drive That Killed 42-Year-Old Waldorf Man

UPDATE: Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision on Smallwood Drive That Killed 42-Year-Old Waldorf Man

UPDATE 1/24/2022: On January 22, 2022 at approximately 10:42 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-car crash on Smallwood Drive at the intersection of St. Charles Parkway. A preliminary investigation revealed a Kia Cadenza, operated by Omar Kenyatta Hawkins, 42, of Waldorf, was being driven at a high rate...
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Police Recover Loaded Handgun After Traffic Stop in Waldorf

Police Recover Loaded Handgun After Traffic Stop in Waldorf

On January 22, 2022, at 1:50 a.m., a patrol officer from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the area of St Charles Parkway and St Marks Drive on a vehicle displaying suspended registration plates. During the stop, officers smelled marijuana and found drug paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana....
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Governor Hogan Releases Statement, Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Baltimore Firefighters Line of Duty Deaths

Governor Hogan Releases Statement, Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Baltimore Firefighters Line of Duty Deaths

The Officers & Members of L-734 & Baltimore Fire Officers IAFF Local 964 regretfully announce the line of duty deaths of: Lt Paul Butrim FFPM Kelsey Sadler FFPM Kenneth Lacayo Please keep their families in your prayers as well as our member FF/EMT John McMaster who remains in the hospital in serious condition. Maryland...
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