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UPDATE: 18-Year-Old Waldorf Man who Killed Westlake High School Student Apprehended In North Carolina

UPDATE: 18-Year-Old Waldorf Man who Killed Westlake High School Student Apprehended In North Carolina

UPDATE 1/18/2023: On January 18, 2023, Elijah Bernard Barnes, 18, of Waldorf, was arrested by detectives with the Rocky Mount Police Department in North Carolina in connection with the murder of Rajon Lateef Jackson, III, 17, who was shot and killed last week in Waldorf. Jackson, a Westlake High School student, was walking home...
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Maryland State Police, FBI and Partners Seeks to Educate Public About Warning Signs Of Human Trafficking and Sextortion Schemes

Maryland State Police, FBI and Partners Seeks to Educate Public About Warning Signs Of Human Trafficking and Sextortion Schemes

With January being Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Maryland State Police are urging the public to recognize potential warning signs to reduce the chances of others becoming victims in the future. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a child is trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation every two minutes in the United States....
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Detectives Arrest Two Adelphi Men and a 15-Year-Old for Robbing Taxi Drivers

Detectives Arrest Two Adelphi Men and a 15-Year-Old for Robbing Taxi Drivers

Hyattsville Division I investigators recently arrested three suspects in connection with multiple armed robberies of independent taxi service drivers in the Langley Park area. The suspects are 20-year-old Omar Hernandez and 20-year-old Jose Linares-Hernandez. Both are from the Adelphi area. These two suspects are linked to five armed robberies of victims who were operating...
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Delivery Driver Found Shot to Death in Prince George’s County, Police Offering Reward for Information Leading to Arrest

Delivery Driver Found Shot to Death in Prince George’s County, Police Offering Reward for Information Leading to Arrest

The Homicide Unit is actively working to identify and arrest the suspect(s) who fatally shot a man Friday night in Temple Hills. The victim is 34-year-old Stephen Lee Green of Sykesville, MD. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. On Friday,...
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Calvert and St. Mary’s County Police Execute Search Warrants and Recover Large Amount of Drugs and 15 Firearms

Calvert and St. Mary’s County Police Execute Search Warrants and Recover Large Amount of Drugs and 15 Firearms

On September 1, 2022, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit along with the agency’s Special Operations Team, St. Mary’s County Narcotics and Emergency Services Team executed multiple search warrants based on drug investigations conducted. A search in both jurisdictions took place with the targets during this investigation being identified as Devonte Sequan Claggett,...
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Maryland State Police Arrest 21-Year-Old Man On Sextortion, Child Pornography Charges In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Arrest 21-Year-Old Man On Sextortion, Child Pornography Charges In Prince George’s County

Troopers arrested a Prince George’s County man on Thursday after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation developed evidence of sextortion and possession and distribution of child pornography. The suspect is identified as Isaiah S. Poole, 21, of Suitland, Maryland. Poole is charged with seven counts of possession of child...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Multiple Reports of Shots Fired Over 24 Hour Period

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Multiple Reports of Shots Fired Over 24 Hour Period

On Thursday, January 12, 2023, at approximately 11:15 p.m., police responded to the area of Buck Hewitt Road and Victoria Circle in Great Mills, for reports of shots fired. At least 5 gunshots were heard in the area. A few minutes later at approximately 11:20 p.m., additional gunshots were reported in the area of...
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California Man Charged with Stealing Thousands of Dollars Worth of Bingo Tabs from a St. Mary’s County Charitable Organization

California Man Charged with Stealing Thousands of Dollars Worth of Bingo Tabs from a St. Mary’s County Charitable Organization

On September 1, 2022, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Emergency Services Team along with the Vice Narcotics Division assisted the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement unit with the execution of a search and seizure warrant in the 23400 block of Dahlia Court in California, MD. Once the residence...
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Prince George’s County Police Arrest 17-Year-Old for Murder at Largo Gas Station During Carjacking

Prince George’s County Police Arrest 17-Year-Old for Murder at Largo Gas Station During Carjacking

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit identified and charged a 17-year-old male from Upper Marlboro in connection with a fatal shooting at a gas station in Largo in December. The suspect is charged as an adult. He was taken into custody on Wednesday by the PGPD’s Fugitive Unit. On December 19, 2022,...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Vandalism and Property Destruction at Wetlands Park in North Beach

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Vandalism and Property Destruction at Wetlands Park in North Beach

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case of vandalism and property destruction at the Wetlands Park in North Beach. The vandalism occurred sometime between late October and November of 2022. Anyone with information about this case or possible suspects is asked to please contact Det. T. Buckler at [email protected] Citizens may remain...
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Prince George’s County Police Investigating Extortion and Threats Made Through Instagram and Tik Tok Toward Middle Schoolers

Prince George’s County Police Investigating Extortion and Threats Made Through Instagram and Tik Tok Toward Middle Schoolers

PGPD is warning parents about online threats and extortion attempts being made via social media through Instagram and Tik Tok targeting at least 4 middle schoolers and urging parents to report similar threats against kids immediately for police investigation. The warning comes after 4 students at a county middle school received threatening demands via...
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Charles County Officers Recover Three Occupied Stolen Cars and Apprehend Four Suspects, with Youngest Driver Being 13-Years-Old

Charles County Officers Recover Three Occupied Stolen Cars and Apprehend Four Suspects, with Youngest Driver Being 13-Years-Old

On January 8 at 4:12 a.m., patrol officers responded to the area of Shirley Boulevard in Port Tobacco for the report of a motor vehicle theft which had just occurred. Sgt. T. Yates was near Shirley Boulevard at the time of the call and upon approaching the scene, he observed five cars that appeared...
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Detectives Arrest Lexington Park Man for Armed Home Invasion in Great Mills

Detectives Arrest Lexington Park Man for Armed Home Invasion in Great Mills

UPDATE 1/11/2023: Detectives with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division located and arrested Wade Joshua Braithwaite, age 29 of Lexington Park, on Tuesday afternoon. Braithwaite was charged with the following. Home Invasion Armed Robbery First-Degree Assault First-Degree Burglary Robbery Second-Degree Assault Handgun on Person Firearm Use in Felony/Violent Crime Theft: $100...
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UPDATE: Police Located and Arrest Wanted Rapist Walter Crouse Prentiss

UPDATE: Police Located and Arrest Wanted Rapist Walter Crouse Prentiss

UPDATE: 1/11/2023 @ 11:45 a.m.: Police served the active arrest warrant for Prentiss on Tuesday night, January 10, 2023 and took him into custody. Prentiss is scheduled for a court appearances hearing on 1/20/2023 at 9:15 a.m., and a jury trial set for 1/24/2023 at 9:00 a.m., in courtroom 1 Charging documents added 1/8/2023: On...
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Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack Investigating Fraud and Seeking Identity of Two Suspects

Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack Investigating Fraud and Seeking Identity of Two Suspects

The Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack is investigating a fraud that occurred at two PNC Bank locations in St. Mary’s County, MD on Friday, October 14, 2022. If you recognize the people in these photos, please contact the Duty Officer at the Leonardtown Barrack at 301-475-8955 x0 and reference 22-MSP-041570. You can remain anonymous!
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect in Charlotte Hall

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect in Charlotte Hall

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft investigation. On Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022, at 12:25 pm, the victim unknowingly dropped a pocketbook on the sidewalk in front of Fred’s Liquors in Charlotte Hall. The pictured male exited the store, picked up the pocketbook and...
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PG County Man Wanted for 2021 Domestic-Related Fatal Shooting Taken into Custody in Florida

PG County Man Wanted for 2021 Domestic-Related Fatal Shooting Taken into Custody in Florida

The suspect wanted in connection with a December 2021 fatal shooting in Camp Springs is in custody. He’s 44-year-old Kevin Lorenzo Jackson of Suitland. He’s charged with the murder of his girlfriend, 51-year-old Kimberly Page of Capitol Heights. On December 17, 2021, at approximately 10:45 pm, officers responded to the 5000 block of Leah...
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No Charges for 12-Year-Old Who Brought Loaded Handgun to Middle School

No Charges for 12-Year-Old Who Brought Loaded Handgun to Middle School

On Thursday, January 5, 2023, the School Resource Officer at MacArthur Middle School was notified of a student who had a handgun, loaded magazine, and loose ammunition in a bag at the school. The student is a 12-year-old. Due to the new Juvenile Justice Reform, House Bill 459 voted into law; there are NO...
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UPDATE 1/18/2023: Criminal Indictment Filed Against Prince George’s County Man Who Shot Calvert Deputy

UPDATE 1/18/2023: Criminal Indictment Filed Against Prince George’s County Man Who Shot Calvert Deputy

1/18/2023: A criminal indictment was filed today, Wednesday, January 18, 2023 against Brandon Alexander Turner, age 21 of Greenbelt, MD. Turner is facing the current charges. Three counts of Attempted Murder – First Degree Three counts of Attempted Murder – Second Degree Three counts of Assault First Degree Two counts of Assault Second Degree...
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Police Seeking Identity of Package Theft Suspect in Lexington Park

Police Seeking Identity of Package Theft Suspect in Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft investigation. On Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, at 8:38 am, the suspect removed two Amazon packages that were delivered to a home in Lexington Park. The suspect was last seen on foot, talking toward Hermanville Road. Anyone with...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabout of Wanted Lusby Woman – Jacqueline Darlene Gardiner (AKA Matthews)

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabout of Wanted Lusby Woman – Jacqueline Darlene Gardiner (AKA Matthews)

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of the wanted person: Jacqueline Darlene Gardiner (AKA Matthews), age 45 of Lusby. Gardiner is described as a white female, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 145 lbs, with brown eyes and black hair. A criminal investigation revealed that Jacqueline Gardiner fabricated evidence that resulted...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Searching for Lusby Man Wanted for Assault, Reckless Endangerment

Charles County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Searching for Lusby Man Wanted for Assault, Reckless Endangerment

Charles County Sheriff’s officers assigned to the Warrant Unit as well as a joint U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force are seeking the whereabouts of Brian McCane, Sr., 37 of Lusby, who is wanted in connection with an assault and reckless endangerment that occurred on December 25, 2022, in Waldorf. McCane is alleged to have...
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Police Investigating Multiple Burglaries Throughout St. Mary’s and Calvert County

Police Investigating Multiple Burglaries Throughout St. Mary’s and Calvert County

On Tuesday, January 3, 2023, police in St. Mary’s County responded to the following businesses and are investigating burglaries/property destruction. Kabob Kingdom located at 25188 Three Notch Road in Hollywood International Beverage Beer located at 21367 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park The Foxy Fish located at 28976 Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville –...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Burglaries to Ruddy Duck and Residence on Dowell Road

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Burglaries to Ruddy Duck and Residence on Dowell Road

UPDATE 11:35 a.m.: Police Activity on Dowell Road has been cleared at this time. Suspect appears to be a white male with long red hair. Anyone seeing this subject or suspicious activity in the area should report it. Incident appears to be isolated at this time. UPDATE 10:42 a.m.: Police responded to the 13000...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspect Who Caused Water Damage to Rooms at The Inn at Leonardtown

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspect Who Caused Water Damage to Rooms at The Inn at Leonardtown

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a property destruction investigation. On Monday, Dec. 23, 2022, during the overnight hours, the pictured female met with someone at the Inn at Leonardtown. The female is suspected of causing intentional extensive water damage to the rented room, as...
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