Law Enforcement

26-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision

26-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision

On Saturday, September 26, 2020, at approximately 2:00 a., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a serious motor vehicle collision on US Route 301 (Crain Hwy) in the area of Pierce Road in Waldorf. Due to the seriousness of the collision, the Maryland State Police La...
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Hughesville Man Who Hosted Large Party and Violated Executive Orders Sentenced to One Year in Jail

Hughesville Man Who Hosted Large Party and Violated Executive Orders Sentenced to One Year in Jail

UPDATE 9/25/2020: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Friday, September 25, 2020, Shawn Marshall Myers, after a bench trial before District Court Judge W. Louis Hennessy, Shawn Marshall Myers, 42 of Hughesville, was convicted of two counts of Failure to Comply with an Emergency Order. Immediately after the trial, Judge...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Report of Shots Fired in Lexington Park

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Report of Shots Fired in Lexington Park

On Thursday, September 24, 2020, at approximately 8:00 p.m., police responded to the area of Columbus Drive in Lexington Park, for the report of shots fired. Police arrived on the scene in the area of Columbus Drive and Creeping Primrose Lane and recovered multiple shell casings in the area. No injuries were reported. The...
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One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Four Vehicle Collision in California

One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Four Vehicle Collision in California

On Thursday, September 24, 2020, at approximately 5:05 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and St. Andrew’s Church Road in California, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with possible entrapment. Crews arrived on the scene to four vehicles in the roadway with no entrapment. Witnesses...
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Calvert County Detectives Seeking Man Wanted for Violation of Protective Order, Assault, and Theft

Calvert County Detectives Seeking Man Wanted for Violation of Protective Order, Assault, and Theft

The Calvert County is searching for the whereabouts of William Versone Johnson. Johnson is wanted for Violation of Protective Order, Assault and Theft. Anyone with information about Johnson is asked to please contact the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office at (410) 535-2800 and or DFC Chip Ward at (443) 532-0603, Sgt. Phillip Foote at (443)...
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Officers in Charles County Searching for Critical Missing Elderly Man

Officers in Charles County Searching for Critical Missing Elderly Man

UPDATE 6/25/2020  @ 6:00 a.m: Mr. Kaval has been located safe and unharmed. 9/24/2020: Officers are currently searching for a critical missing man in Waldorf. William Gerard Kaval, 77 of Waldorf, was last seen in the area of Panera Bread on Festival Way in Waldorf at approximately 1:25 p.m. today. He was waiting for...
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Firefighters Respond to Motorhome Fire at Firefighters Residence in Callaway

Firefighters Respond to Motorhome Fire at Firefighters Residence in Callaway

On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., Chief 6A from the Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department requested a structure fire assignment at his residence for a motorhome on fire. Crews from Valley Lee, Bay District, Leonardtown, NAS Patuxent River, and Hollywood responded to 45000 block of Lillian Lane in Callaway, bringing over 30...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Garage Fire in Charlotte Hall, Over $30,000 in Damage Caused

State Fire Marshal Investigating Garage Fire in Charlotte Hall, Over $30,000 in Damage Caused

On Monday, September 21, 2020, at approximately 3:25 p.m., firefighters from Charles County and St. Mary’s County responded to 15055 Oaks Road in Charlotte Hall, for the reported structure on fire threatening other structures. Crews arrived on the scene to find a detached 30 x 30 garage filled engulfed in flames with extensions into...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Three Vandalism Suspects

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Three Vandalism Suspects

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the persons pictured in a vandalism investigation. On Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 at about 12:45 am, three individuals entered private property at the 40300 block of Waterview Drive in Mechanicsville and destroyed personal property. Anyone with information about the identities of the suspects...
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Commissioners Approve St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office $10,000 Recruitment and Retention Grant

Commissioners Approve St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office $10,000 Recruitment and Retention Grant

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County have approved a $10,000 Police Recruitment and Retention Grant, allowing the Sheriff’s Office to continue recruitment, education, and retention efforts. Through this grant, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will pay for advertisements targeting audiences to increase their physical and virtual presence wherever potential applicants can be found....
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Prince George’s County Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to a 2019 Bank Robbery Where he Stole $202

Prince George’s County Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to a 2019 Bank Robbery Where he Stole $202

The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur Special Agent in Charge Jennifer C. Boone of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; and Interim Chief Hector Velez of the Prince George’s County Police Department. According to the statement of facts in the Government’s...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office “We Care” Tips for Talking to Your Teen About Safe Driving

Charles County Sheriff’s Office “We Care” Tips for Talking to Your Teen About Safe Driving

Several weeks ago, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) began the ‘20-’21 school year on a virtual platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Online schooling has changed the way many programs are running. Sports programs and clubs have been modified, postponed or even cancelled. For the CCSO, it meant we were unable to kick off...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Summons, Criminal Citations, and Juvenile Apprehensions Made in August and September of 2020

Criminal Summons Served 08/01/20- Barbara Ann Trossbach, age 58 of California- Possession of CDS: Not Marijuana by Cpl. Worrey #152. CASE# 14908-20 08/02/20- Korrie Lynn Newcomb, age 40 of Mechanicsville- Theft by Dep. Westphal# 337. CASE# 47719-20 08/03/20- Gloria Elizabeth Burch, age 44 of Bushwood- Littering and Trespass: Private Property by DFC. Holdsworth# 305....
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Two Subjects Rescued After Canoe Overturns in the Potomac River

Two Subjects Rescued After Canoe Overturns in the Potomac River

On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at approximately 10:26 p.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to Potomac River in the area of Morgantown Road in Newburg, for a reported overturned canoe with two subjects in the water. The water rescue assignment was immediately dispatched bringing Newburg, Cobb Island, Tenth District Volunteer Boat and the Charles...
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Jeff Clements Receives Promotion to Chief of Charles County 911

Jeff Clements Receives Promotion to Chief of Charles County 911

On September 17, 2020, Chief Clements released the following statement. Two weeks ago I asked if I could have a prayer or positive thought of support as I was about to interview for a job that I’ve waited a long time for. I was overwhelmed at the amount of support I received from that...
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VIDEO: Man Arrested for Impaired Driving After Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

VIDEO: Man Arrested for Impaired Driving After Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

On Monday, September 21, 2020, at approximately 7:10 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Thompson Corner Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway in a rear-end style collision. One...
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VIDEO: Impaired Woman Arrested After Crashing Into STS Bus and Injuring Three People in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Impaired Woman Arrested After Crashing Into STS Bus and Injuring Three People in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at approximately 6:10 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Pegg Road and Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one subject unconscious. Crews arrived on the scene to find a Ford Fusion and STS bus in the...
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UPDATE: Drunk Driver of Fatal Crash that Killed 27 Year-Old North Beach Woman Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

UPDATE: Drunk Driver of Fatal Crash that Killed 27 Year-Old North Beach Woman Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

UPDATE 9/23/2020: Daniel John Burridge, 37 of Bowie was found guilty of Vehicular Manslaughter – Gross Negligence, and sentenced to 15 years in prison. The court determined Burridge caused the death of Oriana Sherezade Motta Gaitan while driving in a grossly negligent manner. UPDATE 7/24/2019: Daniel John Burridge, 36 of Bowie was issued the...
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Employee Stabbed During Armed Robbery at Lexington Park Burger King

Employee Stabbed During Armed Robbery at Lexington Park Burger King

UPDATE – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: On September 22, 2020, at approximately 9:55 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Burger King, located at 21650 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported robbery with an injured subject. Deputies arrived on scene and located a male...
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UPDATE: Detectives Investigating Murder at Waldorf Hotel, Police Identify Victim as 29-Year-Old Waldorf Man

UPDATE: Detectives Investigating Murder at Waldorf Hotel, Police Identify Victim as 29-Year-Old Waldorf Man

UPDATE: On September 21, at approximately 6:18 p.m., patrol officers responded to the Master Suites Hotel located in the 2200 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found the victim, Kenneth Dionel Brawner, 29, of Waldorf, inside a room; he had a gunshot wound and...
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UPDATE: 63-Year-Old Man Dies After Two Lexington Park Men Drag Him from Vehicle and Viciously Beat Him

UPDATE: 63-Year-Old Man Dies After Two Lexington Park Men Drag Him from Vehicle and Viciously Beat Him

UPDATE 9/22/2020: The victim, 63-year-old Twain Belafonte Harrod Sr. of Callaway, died of his injuries on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is conferring with the St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney Office this week to discuss updating criminal charges. 9/14/2020: On Sunday, September 13, 2020, at approximately 12:20 a.m., police...
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Three Injured, One Flown to Trauma Center After Six Vehicle Collision in Owings

Three Injured, One Flown to Trauma Center After Six Vehicle Collision in Owings

On Monday, September 21, 2020, at approximately 11:45 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Route 4 (Southern Maryland Boulevard) and Chaneyville Road in Owings, for the motor vehicle collision with one subject trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find six vehicles involved in the collision with one subject...
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Charles County Speed Cameras Locations for Week of September 20, 2020

Charles County Speed Cameras Locations for Week of September 20, 2020

As a reminder, we have withdrawn our Speed Camera Program from schools that are not open and or those that are not being used for critical operations. The Speed Camera Program will operate at schools that are open and or for those dispensing meals and educational supplies for our students. Please drive responsibly, especially...
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UPDATE: Five Suspects Charged with Hate Crime in Calvert High School Racial Graffiti Vandalism Incident

UPDATE: Five Suspects Charged with Hate Crime in Calvert High School Racial Graffiti Vandalism Incident

UPDATE 9/21/2020 @ 1:35 p.m.: A Grand Jury today indicted five individuals in connection with the vandalism incident that occurred at Calvert High School on August 9, 2020. Augustine Aufderheide, 18, of Prince Frederick; Cade Meredith, 18, of Saint Leonard; Andrew Edge, 18, of Huntingtown; Kyle Hill, 18, of Prince Frederick; and Anthony Sellers,...
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Congratulations to St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office Corrections Graduates

Congratulations to St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office Corrections Graduates

Congratulations to the graduates of CELTP Session 64 of the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy which held their completion ceremony on Sept. 4, 2020, which was closed to the public due to COVID19 restrictions. Sheriff Tim Cameron and the men and women of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office congratulate its four graduates from...
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