Crime Solvers

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Reflects on the Accomplishments of 2019

As another year has ended and we embark upon a new decade, Sheriff Troy Berry and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office reflect on the successes of 2019. Several accomplishments and events stand out most: crime in Charles County is down; new technology has been implemented to aid in criminal investigations; we continue to make...
Read More »

Police Investigating Armed Robbery at My Express Pharmacy in White Plains

On Thursday, January 23, 2020, at approximately 5:00 p.m., police received 911 calls reporting three armed black males fleeing the My Express Care Pharmacy ar 4453 Crain Highway in White Plains. Dispatchers continued to relay information to officers as they received multiple 911 callers reporting the three males that were armed with handguns and...
Read More »

Deshawn Carey, 31 of Lexington Park, is Currently Wanted for Multiple Offense Against Family and Children and Child Support

On Wednesdays in 2020, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will be making posts on social media pages for those wanted on open warrants for various offenses in the hopes that community members could have information about their whereabouts. If you know where these offenders can be found, call the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s...
Read More »

Grand Jury Indicts Former Police Officer of Rape and Exposing/Attempting to Expose Victim to HIV

On Tuesday, a Prince George’s County grand jury indicted Martique Vanderpool on a list of charges to include rape and exposing/attempting to expose the victim to HIV. In December of 2019, the PGPD arrested the former officer with the Fairmount Heights Police Department for raping a citizen after a traffic stop, prior to his...
Read More »

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Reports of White Van with “Calvert Wellness” Decals

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Reports of White Van with “Calvert Wellness” Decals

On January 15th, 2020, The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint that two white males in their mid 30’s, operating an older white van with “Calvert Wellness” decals on the side was attempting to call high school aged girls over to their van while they were getting off of the school bus in...
Read More »

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking the Identity of Vandalism Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person driving the vehicle pictured in a vandalism investigation. On Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at 10:38 pm, the image of the suspect vehicle was captured at the same time a projectile pierced the window of the Five Below store in California. A...
Read More »

Governor Hogan Reports on 2019 Success of Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network

The day after officially introducing his crime bills in the General Assembly, Governor Larry Hogan today announced a successful year for the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN). MCIN, a criminal justice strategy announced by Governor Hogan in 2017 and funded through the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services, encourages local, state,...
Read More »

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking Assistance in Identifying Theft Suspect in Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft that occurred on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 2:07 p.m., the suspect walked out of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet in Lexington Park with a Chefman Air Fryer without paying for it. The suspect was last seen getting...
Read More »

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Assistance in Locating Hollywood Man Wanted for Escape

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Assistance in Locating Hollywood Man Wanted for Escape

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of James William Blackiston III, age 27 of Hollywood. Blackiston is currently wanted for Escape Second Degree after removing his tracking device while on pretrial release, for the charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute. Blackiston is a black male, 5’11” and weighs 170...
Read More »

Detectives Arrest 15 Suspects Connected to Vehicle Warm-Up Thefts

In the past week, detectives with our Washington Area Vehicle Enforcement team arrested 15 people in connection with multiple vehicle warm-up thefts. The suspects, both adult and juvenile, are linked to seven different cases. In addition to these arrests, the WAVE team also recovered 10 stolen cars – the vast majority were stolen when...
Read More »

Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Man for Burglaries and a Motor Vehicle Theft

In January of 2020, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office investigated several burglaries and a motor vehicle theft in the Mechanicsville area. On January 14, 2020, Deputy Hersh observed the stolen vehicle operating on Budds Creek Road in Mechanicsville. Dep. Hersh conducted a felony traffic stop on the vehicle and identified the operator to...
Read More »

Man Charged with Theft and Theft Scheme after Detectives Uncover Large Scale Fencing Operation in Charles County

Man Charged with Theft and Theft Scheme after Detectives Uncover Large Scale Fencing Operation in Charles County

In the fall of 2019, Charles County Detective C. Gilroy, who is assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division, initiated an investigation into a large-scale organized retail theft ring occurring at several businesses after noticing a marked increase in theft reports, especially involving printer ink cartridges, and repeated arrests of shoplifters. After three months of...
Read More »

UPDATE: Suspect Who Robbed Victim of his Puppy at Gunpoint in Custody

UPDATE: Suspect Who Robbed Victim of his Puppy at Gunpoint in Custody

UPDATE 1/14/2020: Detectives identified and charged a woman who robbed a victim of his puppy at gunpoint in December in Landover. She is 26-year-old Juanel Huff of the 2600 block of Bowen Street SE in Washington D.C. She is in custody in the District. On December 30, 2019, Huff and an accomplice robbed the victim...
Read More »

Calvert County Animal Control Seeks Information in Animal Cruelty Case Where Chocolate Labrador Retriever was Killed

Calvert County Animal Control is seeking information related to a possible case of animal cruelty. The Friends of the Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. On Dec. 16, 2019, Animal Control officers responded to the...
Read More »

Prince George’s County Police Homicide Detectives Seeking Whereabouts of Greenbelt Man who Stabbed Wife to Death

Prince George’s County Police Homicide Detectives have issued an arrest warrant for 41-year-old James Dorsey. He is wanted on a 1st degree murder charge in the fatal stabbing of his wife, 42-year-old Nika Dorsey of Greenbelt. Detectives say Dorsey is considered to be armed and dangerous. If you see him, do not approach him....
Read More »

Anne Arundel Police Investigating Carjacking in Odenton

On January 5, 2020 at approximately 7:00 p.m. officers responded to the Royal Farms located in the 1500 block of Annapolis Road in Odenton, for a reported carjacking. The adult female victim advised she was pumping gas when the suspect approached her asking to use her cell phone. When she refused the suspect entered...
Read More »

Detectives Charge Three Suspects with Fatal Shooting in Temple Hills

Homicide Unit detectives have charged three suspects in connection with a fatal shooting in Temple Hills on Monday. The suspects are 33-year-old Terrence McNatt of the 1700 block of T Street in Southeast, Washington D.C., 26-year-old Rashaud Richardson of the 600 block of Carson Avenue in Oxon Hill and 30-year-old Cornell Washington of the...
Read More »

Missing Person – St. Mary’s County – 29 Year-Old Male

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office of Maryland seeks your help in locating a missing “at risk” person, Ryan Nicholas Cherrico. Cherrico is a 29 year-old, white male last seen in Mechanicsville, on January 6, 2020. If you have information that can assist in helping safely locate Ryan Cherrico, please call 911 or contact...
Read More »

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Theft Suspects at Lexington Park Kohl’s

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft case, along with another individual. On Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 at 9:20 pm, the pictured suspect picked up a new Dyson vacuum cleaner and then left the Lexington Park Kohl’s store without paying for it. The suspect...
Read More »

Detectives in Prince George’s County Investigating Two Seperate Shooting Deaths

Detectives in Prince George’s County Investigating Two Seperate Shooting Deaths

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Wednesday night in the unincorporated portion of Hyattsville. The victim is 56-year-old Filomena Vasquez. On Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at approximately 11:30 p.m., patrol officers were called to the 7400 block of Varnum Street for a shooting. Vasquez was...
Read More »

Someone in Laurel Lured in Seagulls with Popcorn and Ran Them Over, Police Say

Someone in Laurel Lured in Seagulls with Popcorn and Ran Them Over, Police Say

On Saturday, January 4, 2020 at approximately 10:45 a.m., Laurel Police officers responded to the Laurel Plaza Shopping Center, near the Dollar Tree at 9620 Fort Meade Road, in Laurel, for the report of animal cruelty in the parking lot. Upon arrival, officers observed a group of deceased seagulls all in extremely close proximity...
Read More »

Brothers Arrested After Armed Home Invasion in Waldorf, Police Still Seeking Third Suspect

Brothers Arrested After Armed Home Invasion in Waldorf, Police Still Seeking Third Suspect

On Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at 7:34 p.m., officers responded to the 4000 block of Night Heron Court in Waldorf for the report of a home invasion and assault. An initial investigation revealed a known associate, Jeremiah Nicholas, 21, of Waldorf, was allowed inside the apartment by the victim. Once inside, a physical altercation...
Read More »

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Man in Indecent Exposure Incident

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Man in Indecent Exposure Incident

On Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at approximately 2:07 p.m., officers responded to the parking lot of a library on Village Street in Waldorf for the report of an indecent exposure. The suspect approached the victims and exposed his genitals. The suspect is described as a black male 30-50 years of age. At the time,...
Read More »

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspect in Waldorf

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspect in Waldorf

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for the identity of this man. In the early morning hours of December 12, 2019, an unknown suspect broke into a gas station and a retail store located in the Smallwood Village Center in Waldorf. The suspect used a baseball bat to gain entry into...
Read More »

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking Assistance in Identifying Charlotte Hall Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking Assistance in Identifying Charlotte Hall Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft case. On December 10, 2019 at 3:20 p.m., the suspect removed a green Apple iPhone Pro Max demo phone and black iPhone 11 Pro demo phone from their tethers and fled the Verizon Wireless store in Charlotte...
Read More »