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Threat of Mass Violence at Milton Somers Middle School Being Investigated

Threat of Mass Violence at Milton Somers Middle School Being Investigated

On Thursday, December 1, 2022, during the lunch hour, a student at Milton Somers Middle School made statements in the presence of several other students of bringing a gun to school and causing harm to others. One of the students that overheard the comments reported it to a school administrator. The School Resource Officer...
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Two Adults and One Child Flown to Trauma Centers with Serious Injuries After Single Vehicle Collision in Waldorf

Two Adults and One Child Flown to Trauma Centers with Serious Injuries After Single Vehicle Collision in Waldorf

On Thursday, December 1, 2022, at approximately 7:37 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Poplar Hill Road and St Peters Church Road in Waldorf, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one vehicle overturned. 911 callers reported a single vehicle overturned with entrapment and ejection, one caller reporting one victim was...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspects Who Stole Fire Extinguisher at Mechanicsville Wawa

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspects Who Stole Fire Extinguisher at Mechanicsville Wawa

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the persons pictured in a theft investigation. On Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, at 1:30 am, the individuals pictured arrived at the Wawa in Mechanicsville in a white four-door sedan. The person shown in the black hat removed a fire extinguisher from a gas...
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Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Pedestrian After Victim Attempted to Remove Debris from Roadway

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Pedestrian After Victim Attempted to Remove Debris from Roadway

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Monday evening in Fort Washington. The victim is 27-year-old Katelin Rodriguez of Fort Washington. On Monday, November 28, 2022, at approximately 8:35 pm, officers responded to the area of Indian Head Highway and Livingston Road. The preliminary investigation revealed Rodriguez was...
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Student in Custody for Being in Possession of Gun at Frederick Douglass High School

Student in Custody for Being in Possession of Gun at Frederick Douglass High School

The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested a student this morning at Frederick Douglass High School for being in possession of a handgun on school property. The school is located in the 8000 block of Croom Road in the unincorporated section of Upper Marlboro. At approximately 8:40 am, a student alerted both the School...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Leonardtown Man and Virginia Man Wanted for Murder and Arson in Virginia

Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Leonardtown Man and Virginia Man Wanted for Murder and Arson in Virginia

Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: On Monday, November 28, 2022 at approximately 12:21 a.m., Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a structure fire at a residence on Crystal Lane in Cabin Point Subdivision, located in Montross, VA. Upon arrival of sheriff’s office deputies and volunteer fire personnel, the remains of one individual...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Theft of Two Dirt Bikes in St. Leonard

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Theft of Two Dirt Bikes in St. Leonard

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of two dirt bikes that occurred in the 2100 block of Timeless Drive in St. Leonard, on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at approximately 2:38 a.m. Preliminary investigation revealed unknown suspects stole two dirt bikes: a 2023 Honda CRF-450R (valued at $9,599.00) and a 2022 Honda...
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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 pictured in a theft investigation. On Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, at 6:00 a.m., the suspect entered the California Walmart, removed a computer from the shelf and walked out of the store without paying. The suspect was wearing a Space Jam jacket....
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Detectives Investigating Murder of 17-Year-Old in Takoma Park

Detectives Investigating Murder of 17-Year-Old in Takoma Park

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is working to identify and arrest the suspect(s) who killed a teenage girl in Takoma Park. The victim is 17-year-old Rosa Diaz-Santos of Greenbelt. On November 15, 2022, at approximately 12:30 pm, skeletal remains were discovered in a wooded area near the 1600 block Drexel Street....
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Detectives Seeking Assistance in Locating Suspect Wanted for Murder of 19-Year-Old Waldorf Teen

Detectives Seeking Assistance in Locating Suspect Wanted for Murder of 19-Year-Old Waldorf Teen

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspect wanted in connection with a shooting / homicide that occurred last month. On October 23, the victim, Aden Christopher Garcia, 19, of Waldorf, was a passenger inside a car in the 2700 block of Albemarle Place in Waldorf when he was...
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Indian Head Man Arrested Twice in Under 30 Days for Burglary, Police Recover Loaded Handgun and Burglary Tools

Indian Head Man Arrested Twice in Under 30 Days for Burglary, Police Recover Loaded Handgun and Burglary Tools

On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at approximately 1:43 a.m., a La Plata police officer was conducting a premise check of a self-storage business on North La Plata Court when he interrupted a burglary of a storage unit. The individual was quickly detained and found to be in possession of a loaded .380 handgun, burglar’s...
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Police Investigating Shots Fired in Waldorf, No Injuries Reported and Two Vehicles Struck

Police Investigating Shots Fired in Waldorf, No Injuries Reported and Two Vehicles Struck

On Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 3:04 p.m., officers responded to the area of Barksdale Avenue near Waddell Road for the report of the sound of gunshots. When officers arrived, a witness indicated unknown suspects discharged a firearm from a white vehicle at their car while they were parking. It is not clear if...
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Detectives Investigating Two Fatal Hit and Run Collisions Involving Pedestrians in Prince George’s County

Detectives Investigating Two Fatal Hit and Run Collisions Involving Pedestrians in Prince George’s County

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run in Greenbelt. Investigators are working to identify the pedestrian so his family can be notified. On November 12, 2022, at approximately 11:15 am, officers with the Greenbelt Police Department responded to the area of northbound Kenilworth Avenue...
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Investigation into Report of a Robbery at a General Smallwood Middle School Leads to Two Juveniles Being Charged

Investigation into Report of a Robbery at a General Smallwood Middle School Leads to Two Juveniles Being Charged

On October 31, a student at General Smallwood Middle School reported he was assaulted in a bathroom and his air pods were stolen. The school resource officer and school administrative staff initiated an investigation. After pursuing leads and consulting with the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office, a 15-year-old student was charged on November 7...
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Waldorf Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Connection of Shooting on November 4th

Waldorf Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Connection of Shooting on November 4th

On Monday, November 14, Charles County Sheriff’s officers arrested Deandre Dewberry, 21, of Waldorf, in connection with the assault and shooting of a 35-year-old man that occurred on Friday, November 4, 2022, in the 2700 block of Hadley Drive in Waldorf. In the case, the victim was shot while walking on Hadley Drive; the...
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Lusby Man Sentenced to Life in Prison Reduced to 35 Years for First Degree Premeditated Murder of Woman Following Argument Over Money

Lusby Man Sentenced to Life in Prison Reduced to 35 Years for First Degree Premeditated Murder of Woman Following Argument Over Money

UPDATE 11/14/2022: On November 14, 2022, Travis Benjamin Ridgely, 35, of Lusby, MD, was sentenced for the first degree premeditated murder of Selena Noel Persinger. The sentence, imposed by Judge Mark S. Chandlee, of the Calvert County Circuit Court, was life imprisonment suspended to 35 years of active incarceration. Ridgely will not be eligible...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Alcohol Theft Suspect in Lexington Park

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Alcohol Theft Suspect in Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the man pictured in a theft investigation. On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, at 3:10 pm, the suspect entered the Pegg Road Shell store in Lexington Park with several others. While his associates tried to block anyone from witnessing, the suspect placed a bottle...
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VIDEO: Police Seeking Suspect Involved in Fatal Road Rage Shooting in Prince George’s County

VIDEO: Police Seeking Suspect Involved in Fatal Road Rage Shooting in Prince George’s County

As the investigation continues into a fatal road rage incident that claimed the life of a tow truck driver in Prince George’s County, police are releasing video footage and asking anyone with relevant information to contact the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit. On Saturday, March 19, 2022, Delonte Hicks, a 29-year-old tow truck driver,...
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Police Officers Arrest 15-Year-Old Male After One Stolen Vehicle Hits A Second Stolen Vehicle

Police Officers Arrest 15-Year-Old Male After One Stolen Vehicle Hits A Second Stolen Vehicle

On November 8, 2022, at approximately 10:30 p.m., while on routine patrol, an officer witnessed a hit-and-run accident at the intersection of Ritchie Highway and Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard in Glen Burnie. The striking vehicle, a white Kia Optima, came to a stop just beyond the intersection, and the occupants bailed out of the vehicle....
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Man Shot Multiple Times at Waldorf Restaurant

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Man Shot Multiple Times at Waldorf Restaurant

On Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 12:50 a.m., officers responded to the parking lot of a shopping center in the 12500 block of Mattawoman Drive in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. A preliminary investigation revealed the victim was involved in a verbal altercation with the suspect inside a seafood restaurant, which evolved...
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Lusby Man Arrested After Stabbing Victim in Callaway, Victim Flown to Area Trauma Center, Suspect Released 24 Hours Later

Lusby Man Arrested After Stabbing Victim in Callaway, Victim Flown to Area Trauma Center, Suspect Released 24 Hours Later

UPDATE 11/11/2022: Deputies arrested suspect Nathan Daniel Field, age 24 of Lusby at a nearby business in Callaway a short time after the assault occurred. Field has been charged with the following. Assault First Degree Assault Second Degree Possession of Contraband in Place on Confinement CDS Possession – Not cannabis Fields bail was set...
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Police Investigating Double Fatal Shooting in Oxon Hill Grocery Store Where Security Guard and Suspect Shoot and Kill Each Other

Police Investigating Double Fatal Shooting in Oxon Hill Grocery Store Where Security Guard and Suspect Shoot and Kill Each Other

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating a double fatal shooting inside of an Oxon Hill grocery store. The victim, a store security guard, is identified as 43-year-old Willie Tate of Fredericksburg, VA. He was shot and killed by the decedent, 20-year-old Zaila Akida of District Heights. On Friday, November 4,...
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Detectives to Canvass for Information in Fatal Stabbing in Langley Park, Cash Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest

Detectives to Canvass for Information in Fatal Stabbing in Langley Park, Cash Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest

This evening, Homicide Unit detectives will canvass a Langley Park neighborhood as they continue to investigate the fatal stabbing of 32-year-old Fidelino Velasquez-Cano. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. On Sunday, November 6, 2022, at approximately 12:50 a.m., the victim...
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Suspected Drugs Recovered from Student After Possible Overdose, Officer and Student Transported to Hospital

Suspected Drugs Recovered from Student After Possible Overdose, Officer and Student Transported to Hospital

On Monday, November 7, 2022, at 9:00 a.m., a school resource officer at Robert D. Stethem Educational Center was assisting staff with a student who was having a medical emergency as a result of a possible drug overdose. The officer located packaged pills and suspected marijuana in the student’s book bag. After locating the...
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Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward in Waldorf Shooting Case

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward in Waldorf Shooting Case

On November 4, 2022 shortly before 2 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2700 block of Hadley Drive in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, an adult male, with a gunshot wound. He was transported to a hospital with injuries that did...
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