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Charles County Police Investigating Fatal Hit and Run Involving Pedestrian in Waldorf

Charles County Police Investigating Fatal Hit and Run Involving Pedestrian in Waldorf

On Monday, September 26, 2022, at approximately 10:35 p.m., police responded to the 5000 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. The 911 caller reported a male was reportedly run over by a vehicle twice, with the victim suffering obvious injuries to the head. Firefighters...
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Charles County Detectives Arrest 18-Year-Old Waldorf Teen for Shooting of 13-Year Old in July of 2022, Police Recover Two Firearms

Charles County Detectives Arrest 18-Year-Old Waldorf Teen for Shooting of 13-Year Old in July of 2022, Police Recover Two Firearms

On July 18, 2022, at 11:52 p.m., officers from the La Plata Police Department and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 300 block of Jennie Run Drive in La Plata for the report of a shooting. The initial investigation revealed the victim was standing in the area of Caroline Drive when an...
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Police in Charles and St. Mary’s County Investigating Stolen Dirt Bikes, Seeking Information on Suspects

Police in Charles and St. Mary’s County Investigating Stolen Dirt Bikes, Seeking Information on Suspects

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of two stolen motorcycles. On Friday, September 16, 2022, at approximately 4:00 a.m., suspects stole two motorcycles from a shed in the 38000 block of Harding Way in Mechanicsville. The stolen motorcycles, a 2022 Yamaha YZ85 and a 2001 Suzuki RM250, were...
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Four Students Charged in Connection with Altercations at North Point High School Football Game

Four Students Charged in Connection with Altercations at North Point High School Football Game

On Friday, September 2, 2022, at 8:30 p.m., several fights broke out at a North Point High School football game. The altercations occurred in different locations near the restrooms and in the school parking lot. Officers, who were working secondary employment as security, utilized pepper spray to disperse the crowd. No one was injured...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office and Charles County Circuit Court to Apply for Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant

Charles County Sheriff’s Office and Charles County Circuit Court to Apply for Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office and Charles County Circuit Court announce they will apply for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Formula Program through the United States Department of Justice. The JAG Program provides states and units of local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including...
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Brandywine Man Charged with Attempted Murder and Home Invasion After Stabbing Victim Multiple Times in Hughesville

Brandywine Man Charged with Attempted Murder and Home Invasion After Stabbing Victim Multiple Times in Hughesville

On Thursday, August 4, 2022, at approximately 5:27 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the 15700 block of Cloverleaf Court in Hughesville, for the reported stabbing. Police arrived at the residence and found the adult male victim suffering from multiple stab wounds/lacerations to the upperbody and face. The victim was conscious and...
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Charles County Detectives Investigating Reckless Endangerment After Multiple Houses in Waldorf Are Struck by Gunfire

Charles County Detectives Investigating Reckless Endangerment After Multiple Houses in Waldorf Are Struck by Gunfire

On Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., officers responded to the area of Jackson Court in Waldorf, for the report of the sound of gunshots. Several citizens reported seeing people running from the area. Officers arrived on the scene and observed shell casings on Jackson Court and on Brightwell Court. A house on...
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UPDATE: Waldorf Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole After Killing White Plains Woman During Armed Robbery

UPDATE: Waldorf Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole After Killing White Plains Woman During Armed Robbery

UPDATE 8/2/2022: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Gregory Deshawn Collins, 23, of Waldorf, to life without parole plus 20 years in prison for the First- Degree Felony Murder of Lynn Maher, Armed Robbery, and related charges....
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Charles County Officers Continue to Address Complaints of Off-Road Vehicles Being Operated Recklessly on Roadways

Charles County Officers Continue to 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 July 27, 2022. Officers were in the 3300 block of Leonardtown Road in Waldorf when they observed a male driving an ATV in...
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Waldorf Sentenced to 33 Years in Prison for Attempted Murder and Other Charges

Waldorf Sentenced to 33 Years in Prison for Attempted Murder and Other Charges

UPDATE 7/30/2022: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Thursday, July 28, 2022, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Donine Carrington Martin sentenced William Anthony Smothers, 39, of Waldorf, to 30 years in prison for the Attempted Second-Degree Murder of James Rudd, Jr. and related charges. Smothers was also sentenced to 3...
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Police Investigating Head-on Collision in Newburg, One Flown to Trauma Center and One Transported to Area Hospital

Police Investigating Head-on Collision in Newburg, One Flown to Trauma Center and One Transported to Area Hospital

On Thursday, July 28, 2022, at approximately 7:25 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Budds Creek Road and Sarum Manor Road in Newburg, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with multiple subjects trapped. Crews from Charles and St. Mary’s County responded and arrived on the scene to find...
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Charles County Detectives Arrest 22-Year-Old Waldorf Man for Drug Trafficking and Recover 5 Loaded Handguns – Released by Judge 24 Hours Later

Charles County Detectives Arrest 22-Year-Old Waldorf Man for Drug Trafficking and Recover 5 Loaded Handguns – Released by Judge 24 Hours Later

On Wednesday, July 20, 2022, members of the Narcotics Enforcement Section, along with CCSO’s Emergency Services Team, served a search warrant at a house in the 5400 block of Harvest Fish Place in Waldorf after receiving information about alleged drug dealing at the residence. During the search, over 600 grams of marijuana, a quantity...
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UPDATE: Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Murder of 29-Year-Old Waldorf Woman

UPDATE: Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Murder of 29-Year-Old  Waldorf Woman

UPDATE 7/25/2022: On July 24 at 10:22 p.m. Officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to an apartment complex in the area of October Place in Waldorf for the report of the sound of gunshots. When officers arrived, they found Tiesha Janae Johnson, 29, of Waldorf, with gunshot wounds; she was pronounced deceased...
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Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Reward in Armed Robbery Case

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Reward in Armed Robbery Case

On July 16, 2022, at 11:17 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 4500 block of Grebe Place in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. A preliminary investigation revealed a pizza delivery driver responded to an address to deliver food. The occupants exited the house and indicated they did...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating 13-Year-Old Male Shot in La Plata, Victim Flown to Trauma Center with Non-Life-Threatening Injuries

UPDATE: Police Investigating 13-Year-Old Male Shot in La Plata, Victim Flown to Trauma Center with Non-Life-Threatening Injuries

UPDATE – Charles County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: On July 18, 2022, at 11:53 p.m., officers from the La Plata Police Department and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Caroline Drive and Jennie Run Drive in La Plata for the report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they located a...
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UPDATE: 46-Year-Old Waldorf Man Identified as Motorcyclist Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision

UPDATE: 46-Year-Old Waldorf Man Identified as Motorcyclist Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision

UPDATE 7/18/2022: On July 16 at 5:13 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of Acton Lane and Western Parkway in Waldorf for the report of a crash involving a car and a motorcycle. A preliminary investigation revealed a passenger car was making a left turn from westbound Acton Lane onto southbound Western Parkway. A...
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Replica Firearm Recovered from Thomas Stone High School Student

Replica Firearm Recovered from Thomas Stone High School Student

On Thursday, July 14, 2022, at approximately 9:40 a.m., a concerned parent contacted Thomas Stone High School stating that she saw a male student with what she believed could be a weapon at the bus stop, and that the student got on the bus. School administration notified officers and the bus driver. Officers responded...
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Charles County Detectives Recover Crack Cocaine, Drug Distribution Materials, and Semi-Automatic Handgun After Search Warrant

Charles County Detectives Recover Crack Cocaine, Drug Distribution Materials, and Semi-Automatic Handgun After Search Warrant

On Thursday, July 7, 2022, members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Section, with assistance from the CCSO Emergency Services Team, Special Operations Division, and K9, served a search warrant at a house in the 9500 block of Kline Drive in La Plata. A resident of the home, James Leroy Brown, III,...
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Narcotics Detectives Recover Four “Ghost Guns,” an AR-15 Rifle, 16 Pounds of Marijuana, LSD, and Drug Distribution Paraphernalia

Narcotics Detectives Recover Four “Ghost Guns,” an AR-15 Rifle, 16 Pounds of Marijuana, LSD, and Drug Distribution Paraphernalia

On Friday, July 8, 2022, as a result of an ongoing investigation into drug distribution allegations, members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Section, with assistance from Emergency Services Teams from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, served a search warrant in the 5400 block of...
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Westlake High School Resource Officer Investigating Disruption of School Activities

Westlake High School Resource Officer Investigating Disruption of School Activities

On Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at 9:58 a.m., a student attending a summer school program at Westlake High School lit a non-aerial firework in the main lobby of the school. As a result, officers and staff evacuated the building due to smoke. Once it was determined to be safe, students returned inside the building....
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UPDATE: Police Release Identity of Nanjemoy Man Killed in Single Vehicle Collision in Port Tobacco

UPDATE: Police Release Identity of Nanjemoy Man Killed in Single Vehicle Collision in Port Tobacco

UPDATE 7/5/2022: On July 2, at 6:17 p.m., officers responded to the area of Poorhouse Road and Glasgow Lane in Port Tobacco for the report of a single vehicle crash. When officers arrived, they found a vehicle that had crashed into several trees. The driver, John Walter Knott, 52, of Nanjemoy, was pronounced deceased...
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Police in St. Mary’s, Calvert and Charles County Investigating Anti-Semitism Propaganda

Police in St. Mary’s, Calvert and Charles County Investigating Anti-Semitism Propaganda

On Sunday, June 26, 2022, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Persimmon Creek Road in Mechanicsville, after a resident found anti-Semitism items in their mailbox. A resident in Charles County posted the following photo below, stating they found it in their yard on Sunday morning. Numerous SMNEWSNET readers have contacted...
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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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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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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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