Law Enforcement

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Arrests – 1/15/2021

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Arrests – 1/15/2021

In January of 2021, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division executed 14 search and seizure warrants on numerous cases under investigation. The search warrants were executed with assistance from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team, Vice Narcotics Support Team, Special Operations Division, and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office...
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Video: Police Investigating Shots Fired in Great Mills and Lexington Park, One Residence Struck by Gunfire

Video: Police Investigating Shots Fired in Great Mills and Lexington Park, One Residence Struck by Gunfire

On Thursday, January 14, 2021, at approximately 7:05 p.m., police responded to Clipper Drive in Great Mills, for the report of gunshots. Dispatchers received multiple 911 calls reported gunshots in the area, with multiple callers reporting residences were struck by gunfire. Police arrived on the scene of Norris Road and Clipper Drive in Great...
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VIDEO: House Fire in Lexington Park Under Investigation, Seven Occupants Displaced, No Injuries Reported

VIDEO: House Fire in Lexington Park Under Investigation, Seven Occupants Displaced, No Injuries Reported

On Thursday, January 14, 2021, at approximately 11:45 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, Ridge, NAS Patuxent River, Hollywood, and Seventh District responded to 19446 Virginia Way in Lexington Park, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two-story wood framed single family residence with fire showing from the...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Wanted Prince Frederick Man

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Wanted Prince Frederick Man

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Trenton Deonn Barnett. Barnett is wanted for Theft, Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle Unlawful, DWI, and Destruction of Property. Barnett was arrested on August 18, 2020, after being served an arrest warrant which was issued on August 3, 2020.  He was released the...
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Calvert County Department of Public Works Announces Speed Limit Reduction in Solomons Beginning January 19, 2021

Calvert County Department of Public Works Announces Speed Limit Reduction in Solomons Beginning January 19, 2021

The Calvert County Department of Public Works advises motorists that speed limits in Solomons south of Lore Road will be reduced beginning January 19, 2021, for pedestrian safety. The speed limit for Solomons Island Road will reduce to 25 mph, with all side streets being reduced to 15 mph. Variable message signs will be...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Theft Suspects in California

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Theft Suspects in California

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the persons shown in a theft investigation. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 at 8:50 pm, the suspects used a bar code in place of actual product bar codes at the self-checkout register at the California Walmart store. They then passed the last point...
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Calvert Woman Arrested After Damaging Trump Sign and Attacking Man With Ax

Calvert Woman Arrested After Damaging Trump Sign and Attacking Man With Ax

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at 4:30 p.m., deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to north bound Route 4 near the area of “The Flag Barn” for the report of a woman chasing a man with an ax. When police arrived, they observed a male, holding an ax and pushing away an...
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UPDATE: Police in Charles County Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash Resulting in Serious Injuries

UPDATE: Police in Charles County Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash Resulting in Serious Injuries

UPDATE – Charles County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: On January 11 at 9:55 p.m., officers responded to the area of eastbound Berry Road between the lower and upper portions of Bunker Hill Road in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation showed two vehicles – possibly a Dodge Charger...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash in which one person was killed late Tuesday evening in Prince George’s County. On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, shortly after 11:00 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack responded to a crash at eastbound US Route 50, west of MD Route 704 (Martin...
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UPDATE: Silver Alert Cancelled, Missing 84-Year-Old Leonardtown Woman Found Safe and Unharmed

UPDATE: Silver Alert Cancelled, Missing 84-Year-Old Leonardtown Woman Found Safe and Unharmed

UPDATE 1/13/2021 at 5:24 p.m: Helen Pauline Lococo has been located and is safe. 1/12/2021: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has activated a Silver Alert for missing person Helen Pauline Lococo, age 84, a white female that suffers from Dementia. Helen was last seen On Monday, January 11, 2021, around 3:00 p.m., and...
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Charles County Speed Camera Program Week of January 10, to January 17, 2021

Charles County Speed Camera Program Week of January 10, to January 17, 2021

The Speed Camera Program operates at schools that are open, and or for those dispensing meals and educational supplies for our students. Please drive responsibly, especially when traveling in the area of these schools. During the week of January 10, 2021, speed cameras will be in the following locations: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone...
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COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Available for St. Mary’s County Residents Age 75 Years and Older

COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Available for St. Mary’s County Residents Age 75 Years and Older

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has opened COVID-19 vaccination registration for St. Mary’s County residents aged 75 years or older in preparation for phase 1B of local COVID vaccination efforts.  Registration available at: www.smchd.org/covid-19-vaccine  The Department of Aging & Human Services in cooperation with SMCHD is available to provide registration assistance for...
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Two Maryland Circuit Court Judges Appointed to New Leadership Roles

Two Maryland Circuit Court Judges Appointed to New Leadership Roles

Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera has named Judge Fred S. Hecker circuit administrative judge for the Fifth Judicial Circuit, which includes Anne Arundel, Carroll, and Howard counties. In addition, Chief Judge Barbera named Judge Glenn L. Klavans county administrative judge of the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County. Judges Hecker...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Investigation into Alleged Involvement of Corrections Employee at the U.S. Capitol

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Investigation into Alleged Involvement of Corrections Employee at the U.S. Capitol

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Office of Professional Responsibility, is investigating the possibility a corrections officer was inappropriately present on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol last week. Today, command staff received an internal complaint of the employee’s possible involvement. At this time, there is no indication other employees were involved; however, should the...
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Human Trafficking Awareness Events in Calvert County

Human Trafficking Awareness Events in Calvert County

During the month of January, National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the Calvert County Commission for Women and Unstoppable You Ministries are partnering with Calvert County Parks and Recreation, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, and the Calvert County State’s Attorney’s Office to host creative events to raise public awareness about human trafficking. Human trafficking exists...
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One Flown to Area Trauma Center After Four Vehicle Collision in Waldorf

One Flown to Area Trauma Center After Four Vehicle Collision in Waldorf

On Monday, January 11, 2021, at approximately 6:15 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of the Roy Rogers located at 2690 Crain Highway in Waldorf, for the reported motor vehicle collision with multiple patients trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find four vehicles in the roadway with one patient trapped,...
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January 11, 2021 is National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness

January 11, 2021 is National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness

Mention “human trafficking” in the same sentence with “Vermont,” and the reaction may be one of surprise and disbelief. Although Vermont may seem insulated from such a horrendous and insidious crime, even in the Green Mountain State human trafficking is hidden in plain sight. As with most public health issues, awareness is key to...
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Emergency Services Provides Hundreds of Thousands of Life Saving Supplies to County Agencies During Pandemic

Emergency Services Provides Hundreds of Thousands of Life Saving Supplies to County Agencies During Pandemic

The St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services released data relating to personal protection equipment (PPE) distribution since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the department has provided to local partner agencies: 3,383 bottles of hand sanitizer 103,741 surgical masks 111,581 N95 masks 108,105 KN95 masks 1,482 homemade face coverings (created by...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Maintains National Law Enforcement Accreditation by CALEA, and Receives the Highest Rating Possible for Any Law Enforcement Agency—the Award of Excellence

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Maintains National Law Enforcement Accreditation by CALEA, and Receives the Highest Rating Possible for Any Law Enforcement Agency—the Award of Excellence

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is pleased to announce the Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was awarded Excellence, the highest rating possible by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), on November 13, 2020, in the Law Enforcement Advanced Accreditation program. The CCSO also achieved the Meritorious award for having...
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Maryland State Police Marks 100th Year Of Service

Maryland State Police Marks 100th Year Of Service

The Maryland State Police is proud to announce the 100th anniversary of its founding as a statewide, full-service law enforcement department that has continually provided dedicated and professional police services to the people of Maryland. The idea was born of necessity.  The dawn of the 1920’s brought a perplexing problem to the office of Maryland...
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UPDATE: Cause of Leonardtown House Fire Under Investigation, Occupants Escape without Injury, One Dog Perishes

UPDATE: Cause of Leonardtown House Fire Under Investigation, Occupants Escape without Injury, One Dog Perishes

UPDATE 1/11/2021: On Sunday, January 10, 2021, at approximately 6:39 a.m., over 60 fire and rescue personnel responded to 41399 Philip Lane in Leonardtown, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two-story single family dwelling with fire showing from the first and second floor. The owner/occupant is...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Missing 15-Year-Old Male from St. Leonard

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Missing 15-Year-Old Male from St. Leonard

Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for a missing juvenile, 15-year-old Logan Poole of St. Leonard, MD (pictured below). Poole is approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 120 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information in regards to Poole’s whereabouts is asked to please contact Det. J. Buck at joshua.buck@calvertcountymd.gov...
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Firefighters Respond to Structure Fire at Navy Recreation Center in Solomons, NDW Investigating Cause

Firefighters Respond to Structure Fire at Navy Recreation Center in Solomons, NDW Investigating Cause

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at approximately 11:50 a.m., firefighters from Solomons, St. Leonard, Bay District, Hollywood, and NAS Patuxent River responded to the Navy Recreation Center located in Solomons, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a one story bathhouse/comfort station with smoke showing. First arriving units...
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Detectives in Calvert County Arrest Dunkirk Man and Recover Stolen Firearms

Detectives in Calvert County Arrest Dunkirk Man and Recover Stolen Firearms

On Thursday, January 7, 2021, members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) with the assistance of the Special Operation Team (SOT) executed a search warrant in the 1400 block of Knight Ave. in the Cavalier Country neighborhood in Dunkirk. The search warrant was an effort to recover stolen firearms from...
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52-Year-Old Man Succumbs to Injuries Sustained After December Crash in Newburg, Maryland State Police Investigating

52-Year-Old Man Succumbs to Injuries Sustained After December Crash in Newburg, Maryland State Police Investigating

On Thursday, December 24, 2020, at approximately 3:40 a.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a serious motor vehicle collision on Maryland Route 257 (Rock Point Road) in the area of Pleasant View Place in Newburg, Maryland. Due to the seriousness of the collision, the Maryland...
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