Law Enforcement

La Plata Man Steals Thousands of Dollars Worth of Lottery Tickets and Liquor from Employer

La Plata Man Steals Thousands of Dollars Worth of Lottery Tickets and Liquor from Employer

On July 26, 2018, at approximately 8:45 p.m., a deputy from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office went to Ollie’s Bar and Liquor at 6970 Hawthorne Road, La Plata, for the report of a theft. Police made contact with the owner who reported that employee James Travis Breiner, 34, of La Plata, had been stealing...
Read More »

Police Respond to Pegg Road Shell and Find Two Overdose Victims in Vehicle

Police Respond to Pegg Road Shell and Find Two Overdose Victims in Vehicle

On Monday, August 13, 2018, at approximately 9:45 p.m., police, fire and emergency medical personnel responded to the Lexington Park Shell Station on Three Notch Road and Pegg Road, for the report of a female unconscious in a vehicle. Personnel arrived on scene and found two subjects unresponsive in the vehicle, suffering from apparent...
Read More »

UPDATE: Police Identify 50-Year-Old Male Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Police Identify 50-Year-Old Male Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Lexington Park

UPDATE 8/14/2018: On August 13, 2018, at approximately 9:24 p.m. Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and emergency medical personnel responded to the 18000 block of Three Notch Road, in the area of Bay Forest Road in Lexington Park, for the report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival the...
Read More »

Drunk Driver who Hit Police Officer All Smiles for Booking Photo

Drunk Driver who Hit Police Officer All Smiles for Booking Photo

In May of 2017, Michael Austin Mattingly, of Mechanicsville, was found guilty of causing a life-threatening injury to another as a result of the person’s negligently driving a motor vehicle while the person is under the influence of alcohol. Mattingly was sentenced to 3 years in jail with 2 of them suspended. Mattingly requested an appeal...
Read More »

Search Warrant Leads to Arrest of Waldorf Man and Recovery of Illegal Drugs

Search Warrant Leads to Arrest of Waldorf Man and Recovery of Illegal Drugs

On Tuesday, August 7 at approximately 6:05 a.m., detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Section and officers assigned to the Emergency Services Team served a search warrant in the 2300 block of Alava Court in Waldorf. Officers located a quantity of marijuana, heroin, methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (molly), three digital scales, and other distribution-related...
Read More »

Man Found on Beach at Point Lookout State Park Flown to Area Trauma Center

Man Found on Beach at Point Lookout State Park Flown to Area Trauma Center

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, at approximately 6:45 a.m., police, fire and rescue responded to Point Lookout Road, at Point Lookout State Park, for the reported unknown medical problem, possibly a subject not breathing. Dispatches advised there was a male on the beach with a severe head injuries and no other details available. Emergency...
Read More »

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/12/2018 to 8/18/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/12/2018 to 8/18/2018

During the week of August 12, to August 18, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
Read More »

Police and Owners of Liquor Stores in St. Mary’s County Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Bottle Thieves

Police and Owners of Liquor Stores in St. Mary’s County Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Bottle Thieves

The three females in the video below were caught stealing from ABC Liquors and HV Liquors in California, and are suspects in a theft and property damage at 2000 Liquors in Lexington Park. They were also identified by two other stores as coming into their stores attempting to steal bottles of liquor. In the...
Read More »

UPDATE: Police Release Name of Shooter in Attempted Murder/Suicide on Gallery Place

UPDATE: Police Release Name of Shooter in Attempted Murder/Suicide on Gallery Place

UPDATE 8/10/2018: Detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office have identified the suspect in the attempted murder on Gallery Place as Kenneth Everette Barnes, 38, of Waldorf. On August 9 at 12:30 p.m., Barnes shot the mother of his child multiple times and fled the scene. The victim was flown to a hospital with...
Read More »

Leonardtown Man Arrested for Reckless Endangerment and Assault After Shooting Up House in Park Hall

Leonardtown Man Arrested for Reckless Endangerment and Assault After Shooting Up House in Park Hall

On August 8, 2018, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Deputy Westphal of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 47000 block of Rosemary’s Lane in Park Hall, for a report of shots fired. Investigation determined Jens Edwin Hanson, 42 of Leonardtown, confronted the victim, brandished a firearm, and fired a shot near the...
Read More »

Arrest Made After Shots Fired at Birthday Party for 12-Year-Old Girl

Arrest Made After Shots Fired at Birthday Party for 12-Year-Old Girl

On Saturday, August 4, 2018, at approximately 10:30 p.m.. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Lee Drive in Lexington Park, for reports of a fight in progress with shots fired. Investigation determined Tyrell Marquice Birdine, 17 of Lexington Park, was carrying a firearm on his person and discharged the weapon...
Read More »

Lexington Park Man Charged with Attempted Murder

Lexington Park Man Charged with Attempted Murder

On August 4, 2018, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Corporal Stone of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21000 block of Endeavor Street, in Lexington Park, for a reported disturbance. Investigation determined Ted William Taylor Jr., 28 of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim with brass knuckles. Taylor also obtained a knife and...
Read More »

Charles County Man Sentenced to 30 years in prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Charles County Man Sentenced to 30 years in prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Franklin Bate Ngosso, 34, to 55 years suspend all but 30 years in prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor and Sexual Offense in the Second Degree. The Court’s sentence included 5 years of supervised probation after the completion of...
Read More »

Vehicle Fire Under Investigation in Lexington Park

Vehicle Fire Under Investigation in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at approximately 7:10 p.m., firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to North Essex Drive in the area of Hancock Road, for the reported vehicle fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a Ford Focus with light smoke coming from the back seat, the fire was extinguished by...
Read More »

Man Waiting To Take Driver’s Test at Glen Burnie DMV Arrested For Gun/Drugs In Car

Man Waiting To Take Driver’s Test at Glen Burnie DMV Arrested For Gun/Drugs In Car

Everyone knows compliance with traffic laws is important when taking your driver’s license test, but one man learned yesterday that compliance with criminal laws can be just as important for a successful visit to the MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration. Early yesterday afternoon, Reginald D. Wooding Jr., 22, of Baltimore, was waiting in line in...
Read More »

Landover Man Sentenced to Over 20 Years in Federal Prison For Charges Related to the Firebombing of His Girlfriend’s Apartment

Landover Man Sentenced to Over 20 Years in Federal Prison For Charges Related to the Firebombing of His Girlfriend’s Apartment

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Richard Butler III, age 36, of Landover, Maryland today to 243 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of an explosive; malicious use of explosive materials; and transportation of explosive materials with intent to kill, injure, or intimidate,...
Read More »

National Night Out 2018

National Night Out 2018

The public is encouraged to participate in local National Night Out events to show both community and law enforcement support. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Communities from Southern Maryland have a variety of events...
Read More »

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Chief of Staff

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Chief of Staff

Marvin Butler has been named as the new Chief of Staff for the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. Butler has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, where he reached the rank of Major, as Assistant Sheriff of Operations. As Chief of Staff for the St. Mary’s...
Read More »

WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 8/6/2018

WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 8/6/2018

The following persons are wanted by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit is responsible for the service of criminal and child support warrants as well as criminal summonses issued by the courts. They are also responsible for coordinating extraditions of suspects out of state. If you have information...
Read More »

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/5/2018 to 8/11/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/5/2018 to 8/11/2018

During the week of August 5, to August 11, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
Read More »

Police Arrest 26-Year-Old Woman for Arson of Upper Marlboro Restaurant

Police Arrest 26-Year-Old Woman for Arson of Upper Marlboro Restaurant

A  fire significantly damaged an Upper Marlboro building this morning on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Prince George’s County Firefighters were alerted to a building fire at 14703 Main Street in the Town of Upper Marlboro. Firefighters arrived within 3 minutes of dispatch to find fire coming from a restaurant at...
Read More »

Police Locate Body of Missing Clements Man

Police Locate Body of Missing Clements Man

UPDATE: On August 2, 2018, at approximately 3:00 p.m., James Francis Morgan, of Clements, was located deceased. Morgan was located in the water of McIntosh Run, in Leonardtown, after an extensive search. At this time there are no signs of foul play. Morgan will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner...
Read More »

Waldorf Man Sentenced to Life Plus 105 Years in Prison for Murder of Thomas Tibbs

Waldorf Man Sentenced to Life Plus 105 Years in Prison for Murder of Thomas Tibbs

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on Thursday, August 2, 2018, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Miguel Angel Santana, 28 of Waldorf, to Life plus 105 years for the First-Degree Murder of Thomas Tibbs, 4 counts of Attempted Murder, 5 counts of Use of a Firearm in...
Read More »

Bryantown Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop in Waldorf

Bryantown Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop in Waldorf

On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at approximately 6:20 p.m., Trooper Foster of the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack conducted a traffic stop on a blue Kia for exceeding the posted speed limit on Shlagel Road, Waldorf. Upon making contact with the operator, Thornton, Corey Joseph, 28, of Bryantown, Trooper Foster detected the odor...
Read More »

Two Suspects in Custody For Sunday’s Homicide in Fort Washington

Two Suspects in Custody For Sunday’s Homicide in Fort Washington

Homicide Unit detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department charged two suspects in connection with a fatal shooting in Fort Washington on Sunday. The suspects are 25-year-old Irving Silva of the 1700 block of Euclid Street in Northwest Washington and 17-year-old Jelani Edwards of the 4300 block of 40th Street in Brentwood. Edwards is charged...
Read More »