Law Enforcement

Police Investigating Triple Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Pasadena

Police Investigating Triple Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Pasadena

On July 24, 2021 at approximately 22:34 p.m., Northern and Eastern District Officers responded to a single vehicle crash on westbound Route 100 near the Route 10 interchange. This crash was witnessed by an off-duty officer who observed the vehicle travelling westbound Rt. 100 west prior to the Rt. 10 interchange at excessive speeds...
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Maryland State Police to Participate In Annual National Night Out Events on Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Maryland State Police to Participate In Annual National Night Out Events on Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Maryland State Troopers will join communities and other law enforcement agencies across the state on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 in support of National Night Out. Every year since 1984 National Night Out is observed on the first Tuesday in August in local communities to promote positive police-community partnerships and neighborhood comradery to make all...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Robbery and Firebombing of Mechanicsville 7-Eleven, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE: Police Investigating Robbery and Firebombing of Mechanicsville 7-Eleven, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: On July 25, 2021, at approximately 4:39 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 28200 block of Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, for a hold-up alarm activation. Deputies arrived on scene and located the employee/victim outside and heavy smoke inside...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Task Force Adds the Federal Bureau of Investigation to List of Partners

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Task Force Adds the Federal Bureau of Investigation to List of Partners

UPDATE 7/27/2021: Sheriff Tim Cameron is pleased to welcome the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a collaborative community partner in the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Task Force. “FBI Baltimore is proud to partner with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and assist the Youth Gun Violence Task Force that...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Task Force Make Multiple Arrests on July 22, 2021

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Task Force Make Multiple Arrests on July 22, 2021

On July 22, 2021, members of the Youth Gun Violence Task Force were in the 21800 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, to serve an outstanding warrant on Jamaze Jovan Wood, age 22, of no fixed address. As members of the task force approached Wood, he fled on foot and was subsequently...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating One Shot in Great Mills

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating One Shot in Great Mills

On Monday, July 26, 2021, at approximately 10:15 a.m., police responded to the 45000 block of Chancellors Run Court in Great Mills, for the report of shots fired. Officers arrived in the area and found shell casings in the roadway. No victim was found, however, a short time later, police responded to the MedStar...
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Jury Finds Two Prince George’s County Men Guilty of Murder in 2017 Killing of Man in Southeast Washington

Jury Finds Two Prince George’s County Men Guilty of Murder in 2017 Killing of Man in Southeast Washington

Nyekemia Everett, 35, of Greenbelt, Md., and Malik Hewitt, 41, of Capitol Heights, Md., have been found guilty of first-degree felony murder while armed and other charges in the 2017 killing of a man in Southeast Washington. The announcement was made by Acting U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips and Robert J. Contee III, Chief...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup July 27, 2021

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup July 27, 2021

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. Following approval of the Consent Agenda, the Commissioners recognized Tom Hodges Auto Sales with a Proclamation for 31 years of service. The Commissioners also recognized several local black-owned businesses with a Proclamation for...
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Waldorf Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Multiple Robberies

Waldorf Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Multiple Robberies

UPDATE 7/27/2021: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Monday, July 26, 2021, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Dashawn Fitzgerald Thomason, 19, of Waldorf, to 15 years in prison for Armed Robbery, Use of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime of Violence, Robbery, and two...
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Police in Calvert County Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Huntingtown

Police in Calvert County Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Huntingtown

On Monday, July 26, 2021, at approximately 6:42 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau responded to a serious motor vehicle accident along Rt. 4 near the intersection of Huntingtown High School in Huntingtown. Upon arrival, units located a single vehicle, a Chevy Equinox that had crashed into the guardrail on...
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Police and Maryland State Fire Marshal Investigating Stolen Vehicle Found Ablaze in Accokeek

Police and Maryland State Fire Marshal Investigating Stolen Vehicle Found Ablaze in Accokeek

On Friday, July 23, 2021, at approximately 9:40 p.m., police and firefighters responded to the area of 8564 Barry’s Hill Road in Accokeek, for the reported vehicle fire. Four firefighters from the Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene to find a Ford Explorer Sport Trac fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters extinguished...
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police Investigating 56-Year-Old Charles County Man Struck and Killed in Waldorf

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Investigating 56-Year-Old Charles County Man Struck and Killed in Waldorf

UPDATE 7/25/2021: On Saturday, July 24, 2021, at approximately 10:02 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a serious motor vehicle collision on United States Route 301 (Crain Hwy) in the area of Smallwood Drive in Waldorf, Maryland. Due to the seriousness of the collision, the...
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AUDIO: Police Investigating Motorcycle Collision in La Plata, Operator Transported to Hospital with Life-Threatening Injuries

AUDIO: Police Investigating Motorcycle Collision in La Plata, Operator Transported to Hospital with Life-Threatening Injuries

On Friday, July 23, 2021, at approximately 7:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Crain Highway and Fairgrounds Road in La Plata, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle. Police arrived on the scene in under 3 minutes from dispatch and found a male unconscious in the...
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Minor Injuries Reported After Motorcycle Crash at Maryland International Raceway

Minor Injuries Reported After Motorcycle Crash at Maryland International Raceway

On Friday, July 23, 2021, at approximately 6:30 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the Maryland International Raceway located at 27861 Budds Creek Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 61-year-old male with minor injuries. The operator of the...
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11-Year-Old Female Flown to Area Trauma Center After Being Run Over by Vehicle in California

11-Year-Old Female Flown to Area Trauma Center After Being Run Over by Vehicle in California

On Friday, July 23, 2021, at approximately 8:35 p.m., police, fire and rescue  personnel responded to the area of Myrtle Point Park located at 24050 Patuxent Boulevard in California, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. The 911 caller reported a 12-year-old female fell out of the vehicle and was then run...
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Man Sentenced to Two Life Sentences for Rape and Solicitation to Kill Victim and Witness

Man Sentenced to Two Life Sentences for Rape and Solicitation to Kill Victim and Witness

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Friday, July 23, 2021, Charles County Circuit Court Judge William R. Greer, Jr. sentenced Daniel Jonathan Felts, 38, to two life sentences in prison for Second Degree Rape, Possession of Child Pornography, and two counts of Solicitation to Commit Murder. On April 21, 2021,...
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Margaret Anne “Peggy” Smolarsky, 63

Margaret Anne “Peggy” Smolarsky, 63

Margaret Anne “Peggy” Smolarsky, 63, passed away with her family by her side on July 20, 2021. Born in Cheverly, MD, she was the daughter of Laurence A. Walsh and the late Doris Strain Walsh. She retired from serving the St. Mary’s County, Maryland community as a deputy sheriff. After retiring, Peggy enjoyed spending...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred in the early morning of July 23, 2021, in Prince George’s County. At approximately 2:30 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack responded to Baltimore Avenue (U.S. Route 1) at Mulberry Street in Laurel, for a report of a pedestrian...
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St. Leonard Woman Accidently Shot During Burglary

St. Leonard Woman Accidently Shot During Burglary

On Thursday, July 22, 2021, at approximately 3:30am, Patrol Deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 7764 Patuxent Drive in  St. Leonard, for a report of a residential burglary and a shooting. Upon arrival, the investigation revealed that Sean Tayman, 42, of St. Leonard forcefully entered the home of his in-laws and...
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One Killed After Two Suspects Shoot Five Victims in Adelphi

One Killed After Two Suspects Shoot Five Victims in Adelphi

Homicide Unit detectives are working to make an arrest in a fatal shooting early Wednesday morning in Adelphi. The victim is 21-year-old Juan Agudelo Maldonado of Lanham. Four additional victims were also shot in this incident. They are all adult males. Three of the victims remain hospitalized, the fourth was treated and released. Preliminarily,...
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Youth Gun Violence Task Force Continue to Make Arrests in St. Mary’s County

Youth Gun Violence Task Force Continue to Make Arrests in St. Mary’s County

On July 21, 2021, members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Task Force executed a search and seizure warrant in the 46400 block of Munley Lane in Lexington Park. The subject of the warrant, Jamal Kedrick Davis, age 24 of Lexington Park, was located in his vehicle. Found in the...
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Remembering Retired St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Margaret “Peggy” Smolarsky

Remembering Retired St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Margaret “Peggy” Smolarsky

It is with profound grief and sadness that we announce the passing of retired Corporal Margaret “Peggy” Ann Smolarsky, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, who passed away on July 20, 2021 after a hard-fought battle against cancer. Peggy was born in March of 1958, in Cheverly, Maryland and grew up in Prince...
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St. Mary’s County Man Wanted for Sex Offender Violation

St. Mary’s County Man Wanted for Sex Offender Violation

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Richard Howard Tucker Jr., who is wanted on an outstanding warrant for a Sex Offender Violation. Tucker is 36 years old with an address in California, MD. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Cpl. Taylore Nauman at 301-475-4200,...
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Maryland State Police and Fire Marshal Investigating Vehicle Fire in Lexington Park

Maryland State Police and Fire Marshal Investigating Vehicle Fire in Lexington Park

UPDATE 7/19/2021: On Saturday, July 17, 2021, at 6:50 a.m., firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to Quatman Road in Lexington Park, for the reported vehicle fire. Four firefighters from Bay District responded and found a vehicle smoldering on the side of Quatman Road. The owner is unknown at this time. The...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motorcycle Collision in Lexington Park, 24-Year-Old Washington Man Flown to Trauma Center with Life-Threatening Injuries

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motorcycle Collision in Lexington Park, 24-Year-Old Washington Man Flown to Trauma Center with Life-Threatening Injuries

UPDATE 7/19/2021: On Saturday, July 17, 2021 at around 12:30 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a motorcycle crash in the area of Point Lookout Road and Thompson Orchard Lane in Lexington Park. Deputies and EMS arrived on the scene to find a single motorcycle had left...
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