Law Enforcement

Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in St. Leonard That Killed 42-Year-Old Dunkirk Man

Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in St. Leonard That Killed 42-Year-Old Dunkirk Man

UPDATE 7/4 2022 @ 9:30 am: On July 3, 2022, at 9:41 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to northbound MD Route 4 near the intersection with MD Route 765 (South entrance to St. Leonard Road), in St. Leonard, for a report of a serious...
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Vehicle Thefts Continue To Decline In Maryland, Police Continue Work to Reduce Rates Further

Vehicle Thefts Continue To Decline In Maryland, Police Continue Work to Reduce Rates Further

The number of vehicle thefts in Maryland declined for the fourth straight year in 2020. However, work continues by the Maryland State Police, allied law enforcement agencies and the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council to reduce those rates even further in upcoming years. This come as July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month. In...
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Two Flown to Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

Two Flown to Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

On Sunday, July 3, 2022, at approximately 8:12 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Loveville Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. As fire and rescue personnel responded to the scene, dispatchers advised they were receiving multiple 911 calls reporting entrapment...
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Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Port Tobacco

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Port Tobacco

On Saturday, July 2, 2022, at approximately 6:20 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Poorhouse Road and Glasgow Lane in Port Tobacco, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with fire and entrapment. Dispatchers advised they received multiple 911 calls reporting a vehicle on fire with subjects trapped. Crews...
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Two Men Arrested for Shooting of Lexington Park Man

Two Men Arrested for Shooting of Lexington Park Man

UPDATE 7/2/2022: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division has arrested and charged two men with numerous firearms offenses stemming from a shooting that occurred on June 24, 2022 in Lexington Park. Arrested and charged were Daitoine Vincent Payne, age 21, and Joshua Alexander Mason, age 38 both of Lexington Park, in...
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Safety Urged for Maryland Waterway Users This Holiday Weekend, Enhanced Enforcement to Target Impaired Boaters

Safety Urged for Maryland Waterway Users This Holiday Weekend, Enhanced Enforcement to Target Impaired Boaters

Maryland’s waterways are expected to be crowded this weekend, and officials from federal, state, and local law enforcement and water rescue are working to make sure the fun is not mixed with tragedy. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources joined with the U.S. Coast Guard and Anne Arundel County Fire Department to send this...
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This Fourth of July, Stay Sober or ‘Be the Make a Plan Driver’ to Protect Yourself and Others on Maryland’s Roadways

This Fourth of July, Stay Sober or ‘Be the Make a Plan Driver’ to Protect Yourself and Others on Maryland’s Roadways

As Marylanders prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) and law enforcement officials are reminding motorists to stay safe and help protect others by designating a sober ride home. At an event Wednesday at the Maryland State Police (MSP) barrack in Howard County,...
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Fireworks and Your Pets – Information and Tips for Staying Safe

Fireworks and Your Pets – Information and Tips for Staying Safe

As the Fourth of July approaches—and because many communities are already experiencing amateur fireworks displays night after night, PETA share the following lifesaving tips. They are especially important as many shelters are operating at limited capacities because of the pandemic and cannot cope with an influx of lost animals. Fireworks are meant to represent...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Address Complaints of Off-Road Vehicles Being Operated Recklessly on Roadways

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Address Complaints of Off-Road Vehicles Being Operated Recklessly on Roadways

In response to numerous citizen complaints regarding off-road vehicles (ATVs & dirt bikes) operating recklessly in the roadways, the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Unit conducted a special enforcement effort on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in Waldorf. Officers were made aware that off-road vehicles were being operated recklessly in the area of St. Thomas...
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Calvert and Charles County Firework Displays for 2022

Calvert and Charles County Firework Displays for 2022

July 4th Celebration – Charles County Fair Located at at 8440 Fairground Road in LaPlata, Maryland on July 4, 2022 – 3 p.m., to 10:00 p.m. Enjoy great food, pony rides and live music that lead up to the grand finale with an outstanding Fourth of July Fireworks Show. Come for free! Solomons July...
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Three Transported to Trauma Centers After Single Vehicle Rollover in Avenue

Three Transported to Trauma Centers After Single Vehicle Rollover in Avenue

On Thursday, June 30, 2022, at approximately 8:30 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Oakley Road and Gilberts Lane in Avenue, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with three subjects trapped. Crews arrived on the scene and found a van on its side with all three occupants trapped. 10...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Burglary and Property Destruction in Waldorf, Over $30,000.00 in Damage and Stolen Property

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Burglary and Property Destruction in Waldorf, Over $30,000.00 in Damage and Stolen Property

On Monday, June 27, 2022, at approximately 1:31 p.m., officers responded to the 10900 block of Sam’s Place in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. Upon arrival, officers learned that the victim returned home to find his residence had been broken in to and vandalized. Walls, furniture, cabinets, fixtures, and personal items were...
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County Executive Pittman, Arundel Arundel County Department of Health Announce Strategic Plan to Reduce Gun Violence in Anne Arundel County

County Executive Pittman, Arundel Arundel County Department of Health Announce Strategic Plan to Reduce Gun Violence in Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and Anne Arundel County Department of Health announce the release of a strategic plan to reduce gun violence led by the county’s Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT). Using a structured public health approach, the plan identifies data-driven and evidence-based strategies that engage community members, law enforcement, mental and...
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6-Year-Old in Critical Condition After Shooting in Fort Washington, Detectives Seeking Information

6-Year-Old in Critical Condition After Shooting in Fort Washington, Detectives Seeking Information

Fort Washington Division VII investigators are investigating a shooting that occurred Monday evening in Fort Washington. A six-year-old girl and an adult male were struck by the gunfire. On Monday, June 27, 2022, at approximately 8:55 p.m., officers received a 911 call for two gunshot victims who were being driven to a hospital in...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – June 28, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – June 28, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, June 28, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners welcomed the new St. Mary’s Circuit Court Judge, Associate Judge Amy D. Lorenzini. Governor Larry Hogan recently appointed Lorenzini to the...
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UPDATE: Former Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Guilty to Driving While Impaired After Crashing Police Cruiser

UPDATE: Former Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Guilty to Driving While Impaired After Crashing Police Cruiser

UPDATE 6/24/2022: Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announces that on June 21, 2022, Jermaine Parvell Mason, 40, of Prince Frederick, entered a guilty plea for the charge of driving while impaired by alcohol as a subsequent offender. The plea was entered before visiting Judge Robert C. Wilcox of the District Court of Maryland....
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Charles County Officers Locate and Arrest Two Suspects After Home Invasion, Assault and Armed Robbery in Bryantown

Charles County Officers Locate and Arrest Two Suspects After Home Invasion, Assault and Armed Robbery in Bryantown

On Friday, June 24, 2022, at approximately 5:05 a.m., officers responded to the 5600 block of Ted Bowling Road in Bryantown for the report of a home invasion. An initial investigation revealed two men forced entry into the residence. Once inside, they threatened the victims with a handgun and demanded cash. The men then...
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UPDATE: Brandywine Man Found Guilty of Murdering Man Near His Parents; Attempted First-Degree Murder of Bystanders 

UPDATE: Brandywine Man Found Guilty of Murdering Man Near His Parents; Attempted First-Degree Murder of Bystanders 

UPDATE 6/20/2022: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Monday, June 13, 2022, a Charles County jury, after a 6-day trial, convicted Richard Eugene Middleton, Jr., 39, of the First-Degree Murder of Kwasi Louard-Clarke, the Attempted First-Degree Murder of Montreal Wade and Tyrone Coleman, Home Invasion, and related charges. On June...
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UPDATE: Police Continue Investigation After 18-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Himself in Hollywood, Victim Flown to Trauma Center

UPDATE: Police Continue Investigation After 18-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Himself in Hollywood, Victim Flown to Trauma Center

UPDATE 6/28/2022: On Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 10:46 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 24400 block of Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood, for the reported shooting. Upon arrival, an 18-year-old male victim was located suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim was transported by helicopter...
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Police Investigating Single Motorcycle Collision in Prince Frederick, One Transported to Hospital with Serious Injuries

Police Investigating Single Motorcycle Collision in Prince Frederick, One Transported to Hospital with Serious Injuries

On Monday, June 27, 2022, at approximately 1:10 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Sixes Road and Pasture Place in Prince Frederick, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle with the operator trapped underneath a guardrail. Fire and rescue personnel from Charles, and Calvert County responded to...
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VIDEO: La Plata Police Department Investigating Viral Video Showing Officers at Car Wash

VIDEO: La Plata Police Department Investigating Viral Video Showing Officers at Car Wash

The La Plata Police Department released the following statement on Monday, June 27, 2022, following a video showing multiple deputies at a car wash in La Plata. “The La Plata Police Department is examining the facts of a June 26, 2022 video posted on social media at a La Plata car wash which allegedly...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect and Person of Interest

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

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft investigation. On Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 1:40 p.m., the suspect placed three items in her purse at the Optimal Vapor store in Lexington Park and left the establishment without paying. The suspect and other person of...
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Prince George’s County Police Mourn Loss of Corporal Terry Middleton, a 16-Year PG Veteran

Prince George’s County Police Mourn Loss of Corporal Terry Middleton, a 16-Year PG Veteran

The Prince George’s County Police family is mourning the death of Corporal Terry Middleton. Corporal Middleton passed away late last week at his home. He was off-duty at the time. Corporal Middleton was a 16-year veteran of the agency and was currently assigned to the Bureau of Patrol, Division II Bowie Station. Corporal Middleton...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Pilots License Plate Reading Cameras To Solve Crime

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Pilots License Plate Reading Cameras To Solve Crime

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has announced that they will be installing automated license plate reading (ALPR) cameras in strategic areas around the county to solve and prevent crime. The cameras are built by Flock Safety, a public safety technology company that helps neighborhoods, communities, and law enforcement work together to fight crime. Flock...
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PGPD Seeking Information on Shooting of 14-Year-Old in Riverdale, Police Searching for Two Shooters

PGPD Seeking Information on Shooting of 14-Year-Old in Riverdale, Police Searching for Two Shooters

The Prince George’s County Police Department is urging anyone with information on a shooting Tuesday evening in Riverdale to contact detectives. The victim in this case is a 14-year-old boy who detectives believe was not the intended target. He remains hospitalized with serious injuries but is in stable condition at this time. A reward...
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