Law Enforcement

Police Arrest White Plains Man, Recover Handgun After Assault in Waldorf

Police Arrest White Plains Man, Recover Handgun After Assault in Waldorf

On Friday, April 16 at 1:00 a.m., officers responded to a bar in the 3000 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf for the report of a man with a handgun. Prior to the officers’ arrival, the man walked out of the bar and jumped into a truck, which was parked nearby. The suspect...
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12-Year-Old Male Charged with First Degree Murder After Fatally Shooting 13-Year-Old, Police Searching for Second Suspect Involved in Stabbing

12-Year-Old Male Charged with First Degree Murder After Fatally Shooting 13-Year-Old, Police Searching for Second Suspect Involved in Stabbing

Detectives with the Homicide Unit arrested and charged a 12-year-old male from Washington, DC, with first degree murder and related charges. He is charged as a juvenile in the fatal shooting of 13-year-old King Douglas of Upper Marlboro. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random shooting. On Saturday, April 17, 2021, at...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person shown in a theft investigation. On Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 6:45 p.m., the suspect placed merchandise in his jacket pocket and then left the Family Dollar store in Lexington Park without paying. Anyone with information about the identity of the...
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Driver That Killed 19-Year-Old in Hit and Run Collision in Mechanicsville Has Three Prior DWI Arrests

Driver That Killed 19-Year-Old in Hit and Run Collision in Mechanicsville Has Three Prior DWI Arrests

UPDATE 4/19/2021 @ 10:00 a.m.: The suspected vehicle was located and the suspected driver in the fatal hit-and-run collision has been identified as Conrad Leland Young Jr., 32 of Mechanicsville. Charges are currently under review with the Office of the State’s Attorney Office for St. Mary’s County. The victim has been identified as Anthony...
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Corporal Justin Davis Named Charles County Detention Center 2020 Correctional Officer of the Year

Corporal Justin Davis Named Charles County Detention Center 2020 Correctional Officer of the Year

Charles County Detention Center Director Brandon Foster, along with Sheriff Troy Berry and members of the CCSO and CCDC Command Staff, are proud to announce that Corrections Corporal Justin Davis has been named the 2020 Correctional Officer of the Year. Cpl. Davis was nominated for Officer of the Year by his supervisor, Sergeant Matthew...
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Police Investigating Single Vehicle Collision in Clements, One Flown to Area Trauma Center

Police Investigating Single Vehicle Collision in Clements, One Flown to Area Trauma Center

On Friday, April 16, 2021, at approximately 10:30 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 24684 Budds Creek Road in Clements, for the single vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway after overturning over a guardrail and into a tree....
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Maryland State Police Investigate Man Found Lying on I-495 After Allegedly Jumping Out of Moving Vehicle

Maryland State Police Investigate Man Found Lying on I-495 After Allegedly Jumping Out of Moving Vehicle

Maryland State Police are investigating an incident where a man was found lying in the travel portion of I-495 after allegedly jumping out of a vehicle. The man involved in the incident is identified as Mahmoud Diop, 30, of Washington, D.C. Diop was transported by ambulance to the Prince George’s Hospital Center for medical...
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Anne Arundel Police Searching for Male Suspect After Brandishing Firearm at State Highway Worker on Route 4

Anne Arundel Police Searching for Male Suspect After Brandishing Firearm at State Highway Worker on Route 4

On Thursday, April 15, 2021 at approximately 9:41 a.m., Southern District officers responded to Northbound Route 4 and Southern Maryland Boulevard in Lothian, for a report of an armed subject with a gun. The victim/reporting person is an employee with the Maryland State Highway Administration who was blocking the fast lane of Northbound Route...
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Police Investigating Bomb Threat at Great Mills High School

Police Investigating Bomb Threat at Great Mills High School

On Thursday, April 15, 2021, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received information of a bomb threat at the Great Mills High School. While searching the school and the surrounding area police found evidence that required an upgrade of additional resources respond to the incident. The entire building has been evacuated and the school...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Pedestrian in Prince Georges County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Pedestrian in Prince Georges County

Maryland State Police are investigating a pedestrian crash that killed one person late last night in Prince George’s County. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene and transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy. The identity of the pedestrian is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Just before...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Releases Statement Following Death of Leonardtown High School Student Peyton Ham

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Releases Statement Following Death of Leonardtown High School Student Peyton Ham

The St. Mary’s County Public Schools released the following statement. “On April 13, 2021, at approximately 1:30 p.m., St. Mary’s County Public Schools was informed of an officer-involved shooting in Leonardtown. It was later reported that the shooting resulted in the death of a 16-year-old male, identified as Peyton Alexander Ham, a sophomore at...
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police Looking for Anyone who may Have Witnessed Officer Involved Shooting in Leonadrtown

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Looking for Anyone who may Have Witnessed Officer Involved Shooting in Leonadrtown

UPDATE 4/14/2021 @ 4:00 p.m.: Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators today continued their investigation into yesterday’s trooper-involved fatal shooting yesterday in St. Mary’s County and have released a photo of the knife and a stock photo of the gun recovered at the scene. State Police investigators continued to interview individuals, locate additional witness...
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Waldorf Man Sentenced to 43 Years in Prison for Rape of Child

Waldorf Man Sentenced to 43 Years in Prison for Rape of Child

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Donine M. Carrington Martin sentenced Christopher Anthony Goldbeck, 47 of Waldorf, to 43 years in prison for Second Degree Rape and Sexual Abuse of a Minor. Upon release, the defendant will be on supervised probation...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Identifies Suspect in Ridge Theft

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Identifies Suspect in Ridge Theft

UPDATE 4/14/2021: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspect. Updates will be provided when they become available. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the suspect shown in a theft investigation. On Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 11:47 p.m., the suspect stole several pallets from behind the...
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Official Statement From the Family of Peyton Ham, the 16-Year-Old Shot and Killed by Police in Leonardtown

Official Statement From the Family of Peyton Ham, the 16-Year-Old Shot and Killed by Police in Leonardtown

This is the official statement provided by Mr. Christopher T. Longmore, attorney for the Boyle family, for distribution on behalf of Peyton Ham’s Family, Michael & Kristee Boyle, (Birthfather Jason Ham Haight) Peyton Alexander Ham is an incredibly smart, gifted sweet young man. Peyton is an honor student who enjoyed attending Leonardtown High School....
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Leonardtown Man Arrested for Sex Offense Involving a Minor

Leonardtown Man Arrested for Sex Offense Involving a Minor

In March of 2021, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse involving a minor that occurred in the late 1990s. The suspect was identified as Allen Briscoe Weiland, 59 of Leonardtown. During the course of the investigation evidence was obtained supporting the allegations. The investigation was presented...
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Police Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Collision in Port Tobacco, Two Flown to Trauma Centers

Police Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Collision in Port Tobacco, Two Flown to Trauma Centers

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at approximately 12:55 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of the Murphy’s Store located at 8505 Port Tobacco Road in Port Tobacco, for a motor vehicle collision reported serious with one subject trapped and unconscious. Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 2 was pre-launched due to...
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Charles County Correctional Officer Suspended After Being Indicted on Felony Charges in King George, VA

Charles County Correctional Officer Suspended After Being Indicted on Felony Charges in King George, VA

In August of 2020, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into a corrections officer who worked at the Charles County Detention Center. Based on the nature of the allegations, CFC Richard Dean, a 14-year-veteran was suspended immediately. The investigation revealed the incident occurred in Virginia, and the investigation was turned over to...
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Despite Lower Travel Volumes During Pandemic, Motor Vehicle Fatalities Increase 6.4% in 2020

Despite Lower Travel Volumes During Pandemic, Motor Vehicle Fatalities Increase 6.4% in 2020

Despite fewer drivers on the road due to the COVID-19 pandemic, motor vehicle crashes on Maryland roadways claimed 569 lives in 2020, an increase of 6.4% compared to 535 deaths the previous year. Preliminary data released today by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) also shows an increase in pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities, from...
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Police Make Two Arrests, Recover Stolen Handgun After Disturbance in Glen Burnie

Police Make Two Arrests, Recover Stolen Handgun After Disturbance in Glen Burnie

On April 10, 2021 at approximately 1:00 a.m. officers responded to the 200 block of Spring Maiden Court for a subject armed with a handgun. Two male subjects had been asked to leave a residence due to one of them having a handgun and for behaving disorderly and argumentative with the residents. Once outside,...
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Maryland State Police Aviation Command to Host Flight Paramedic Virtual Open House on Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Maryland State Police Aviation Command to Host Flight Paramedic Virtual Open House on Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Experienced paramedics seeking a rewarding career will have an opportunity to get a glimpse into the everyday life of a Trooper Flight Paramedic from the safety of the computer screen. The virtual open house is set for 6 p.m. on May 19, 2021. The recruiting event will provide a look into the operations and...
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The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Sadly Announces the Passing of Retired K9 Bruno

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Sadly Announces the Passing of Retired K9 Bruno

K9 Bruno retired with his handler Corporal Shawn Cathcart and previously battled cancer. On Monday, April 12, 2021, K9 Bruno crossed the Rainbow Bridge and will be greatly missed. In 2014, Cpl. Cathcart and Bruno were awarded the Meritorious Action Award for apprehending a fleeing felon. After leaving the Sheriff’s Office, Shawn Cathcart and...
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Crime Solvers Tips Lead to Arrests of Washington D.C. Men Wanted in March Homicide

Crime Solvers Tips Lead to Arrests of Washington D.C. Men Wanted in March Homicide

Detectives with the Homicide Unit have arrested and charged 26-year-old Andre Marquise Wilson of the 5800 block of Foote Street NE, Washington, DC and 25-year-old Stephan Deangelo Wilson of the 1600 block of F St NE, Washington, DC with the murder of 39-year-old Jerome Micos Dozier of Laurel, Maryland. On March 9, 2021 at...
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Police Searching for Two Suspects After Assault with Firearm in Severn

Police Searching for Two Suspects After Assault with Firearm in Severn

On April 10, 2021 at approximately 10:09 p.m., Western District officers responded to Pioneer Drive at Jacobs Road in Severn for two black males riding a blue Yamaha TTR 125 dirt bike armed with a black handgun. The passenger on the dirt bike pointed the handgun at the victim’s vehicle when the victim’s car...
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Missing 42-Year-Old Charlotte Hall Woman Located Safe and Unharmed

Missing 42-Year-Old Charlotte Hall Woman Located Safe and Unharmed

4/13/2021 @7:30 a.m.: UPDATE – Missing person, Chrissy Tippett, has been located safe and unharmed. 4/12/2021: Charles County Sheriff’s officers are seeking the public’s help in locating Chrissy Herbert Tippett, 42, of Charlotte Hall. Ms. Tippett left a residence in the 9600 block of Meredith Road in Charlotte Hall on Sunday, April 11, 2021,...
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