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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shots Fired in California

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shots Fired in California

On Monday, November 8, 2021, at approximately 12:40 a.m., police responded to the area of FDR Boulevard and Westmeath Way in California, for multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired. Police arrived in the area and found multiple shell casings in the roadway. One witness who lives in the area reported hearing at least 5...
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Police Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect in California

Police Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect in California

On Sunday, October 31, 2021, at 6:35 a.m., the suspect entered the Wawa convenience store in California, slid over the top of the transaction counter, grabbed several packs of cigarettes, went back over the counter and then fled the store. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or this incident is asked...
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Baltimore Man Sentenced to 10 Years After Shooting Man 11 Times in Brooklyn Park

Baltimore Man Sentenced to 10 Years After Shooting Man 11 Times in Brooklyn Park

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced that Andy Reyes, 26, of Baltimore was sentenced to 60 years suspended all but 50 years with the first 15 years without parole in the attempted murder of Daniel Bartley, 27. A jury found the defendant guilty of attempted first degree murder, use of a...
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Police Investigating One Shot in Waldorf, Victim Flown to Area Trauma Center

Police Investigating One Shot in Waldorf, Victim Flown to Area Trauma Center

UPDATE – Sheriff’s Office Press Release: On November 7, 2021, at 9:24 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a business in the 2000 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a male with a gunshot wound. The man was flown to...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision That Killed 35-Year-Old Lusby Man

UPDATE: Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision That Killed 35-Year-Old Lusby Man

UPDATE 11/8/2021: On November 7, 2021 at approximately 8:30 a.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Unit responded to report of a serious motor vehicle crash in the area of Maryland Rt. 260 and Rymer Way in Owings, MD. Upon arrival, deputies discovered two vehicles involved, a 2020 Ford...
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Four Charged With 16 Counts of Felony Assault After Shooting Citizens in Charles County with Paint Balls

Four Charged With 16 Counts of Felony Assault After Shooting Citizens in Charles County with Paint Balls

Malik Deaundre Hart, 20, of Hyattsville, Dominic Lawrence Johnson, 21, of Waldorf, Malik Antonio Moses, 22, of District Heights, and Destiny Zhane Stephenson, 22, of Forestville were each charged with 16 counts of felony first-degree assault and 16 counts of second-degree assault. Destiny Stephenson was also charged with having a handgun in a vehicle...
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Suspect Arrested in Washington D.C., After Fatally Shooting Security Guard at Event in Lanham

Suspect Arrested in Washington D.C., After Fatally Shooting Security Guard at Event in Lanham

The Homicide Unit arrested a man for a recent fatal shooting in Lanham. The suspect is 32-year-old Damon Sams of Washington, DC. He’s charged in connection with the fatal shooting of 44-year-old Phillip Brown of Bowie. On October 30, 2021, at approximately 11:45 p.m., patrol officers were called to the 9800 block of Good Luck Road for a report...
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Father and Teenaged Son Flee on Foot After Motor Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

Father and Teenaged Son Flee on Foot After Motor Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at approximately 9:30 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Hermanville Road and Point Lookout Road in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles off the roadway. Witnesses reported a SUV ran the Hermanville Road stop...
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Police Seeking Identity of Two Suspects After Fight with Shots Fired at Mechanicsville Wawa

Police Seeking Identity of Two Suspects After Fight with Shots Fired at Mechanicsville Wawa

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the individuals pictured regarding an assault investigation. On Sunday, October 17, 2021, deputies responded to the Mechanicsville Wawa store for the reported fight involving shots fired. Both individuals fled the area prior to the arrival of law enforcement. Witnesses reported firearms were displayed...
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Detectives Arrest 25-Year-Old Man After Fatally Stabbing His Brother in Springdale

Detectives Arrest 25-Year-Old Man After Fatally Stabbing His Brother in Springdale

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit arrested and charged a suspect in connection with a domestic-related fatal stabbing on Saturday. The suspect is 25-year-old Deven Prather of Springdale. He is charged with fatally stabbing his brother, 29-year-old Darius Prather of Springdale. On Saturday, October 30, 2021, at approximately 4:20 p.m., officers responded to the...
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Prince George’s County Man Facing Federal Charges for Production of Child Pornography

Prince George’s County Man Facing Federal Charges for Production of Child Pornography

A federal criminal complaint has been filed charging Eladio Alfaro Sarmiento, age 55, of New Carrollton, Maryland, for production of child pornography involving two victims under the age of three.  The criminal complaint was filed on September 23, 2021, and unsealed upon the defendant’s initial appearance. The federal charge was announced by United States...
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United States Naval Intelligence Software Engineer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute and to Possess with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances

United States Naval Intelligence Software Engineer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute and to Possess with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances

Justin Ryan Best, age 46, of Laurel, Maryland, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge James R. Mancuso of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore; and...
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Maryland State Fire Marshal and St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Attempted Arson of Residence in Lexington Park

Maryland State Fire Marshal and St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Attempted Arson of Residence in Lexington Park

On Monday, November 1, 2021, at approximately 1:35 a.m., police and firefighters responded to the 20900 block of Coronet Place and Sorrel Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported arson attempt. Firefighters from Bay District and NAS Patuxent River responded to the scene and found nothing evident from the two-story single family residence. Upon...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Armed Robbery and Assault in Calvert

Maryland State Police Investigating Armed Robbery and Assault in Calvert

The Maryland State Police are on the lookout for two masked men who committed an armed robbery and assault in Calvert County this morning. The armed robbery and assault took place Sunday, October 31, 2021, shortly before 6:00 a.m., at a convenience store/gas station in the 100 block of Chesapeake Beach Road in Owings,...
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Police Investigating Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Camp Springs

Police Investigating Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Camp Springs

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a double fatal collision that occurred late Wednesday night in Camp Springs. The drivers of the two involved cars were killed. The first deceased driver has been identified as 52-year-old Leona Flint of District Heights. The name of the second driver...
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Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision That Killed 64-Year-Old Chesapeake Beach Man

Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision That Killed 64-Year-Old Chesapeake Beach Man

On Thursday, October 28, 2021, at approximately 2:00 p.m., officers responded to MD Route 4 Northbound near Talbot Road in Lothian, for a reported single-vehicle crash. The investigation revealed that a red 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was traveling northbound on MD Route 4 near Talbot Road, when the driver of the Chevrolet left the...
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Double Fatal Shooting in District Heights Home Under Investigation

Double Fatal Shooting in District Heights Home Under Investigation

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is leading the investigation into the deaths of two men found shot to death in District Heights Tuesday morning. The two decedents are 40-year-old Marquise Porter of District Heights and 43-year-old Willie Cheeks. Detectives do not believe this to be a random crime. On Tuesday, October...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Drive-by Shooting on Bannister Circle, in Waldorf – Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward

UPDATE: Police Investigating Drive-by Shooting on Bannister Circle, in Waldorf – Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward

UPDATE: On October 27, 2021, at approximately 8:00 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Bannister Circle and St Ignatius Drive for the report of a shooting. A preliminary investigation showed an adult male was on Bannister Circle when a car pulled up and someone fired a gun....
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Theft Suspects

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Theft Suspects

On Tuesday, October 26, 2021, Deputy D. Durnbaugh responded to the Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center, located at 130 Auto Drive in Prince Frederick, MD, for a reported theft. Investigation revealed two unknown black male suspects (pictured below) cut the lock off of a locker, and proceeded to steal personal property to include a...
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UPDATE: Police Arrest Two Suspects in Connection with Murder of 25-Year-Old Man on Ell Lane in Waldorf

UPDATE: Police Arrest Two Suspects in Connection with Murder of 25-Year-Old Man on Ell Lane in Waldorf

UPDATE 10/27/2021: On September 10, 2021 at 11:48 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 12100 block of Ell Lane in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located Arick Jordan Jackson, 25, of Washington, D.C., outside of the apartment building with a gunshot wound; he was...
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Police Arrest Waldorf Man Who Committed Robbery While Wearing Electronic Monitoring Device for Previous Armed Robbery Charges

Police Arrest Waldorf Man Who Committed Robbery While Wearing Electronic Monitoring Device for Previous Armed Robbery Charges

On Thursday, October 21, 2021, officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Tobacco Hunt located in the 300 block of Smallwood Drive in Waldorf, for the report of a robbery. Preliminary investigation revealed the suspect entered the store at 7:59 p.m., and approached an employee and asked about buying a t-shirt...
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Detectives Identify and Arrest Suspect in Home Invasion and Robbery Case in Bryans Road

Detectives Identify and Arrest Suspect in Home Invasion and Robbery Case in Bryans Road

On July 13, 2021, at approximately 8:00 p.m., officers responded to the 6900 block of Surrey Place in Bryans Road, MD for the report of a home invasion and assault that just occurred. The initial investigation revealed the victim was exiting his vehicle in his driveway when the suspect, armed with a gun, approached...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Man Who Stole Girl’s Bicycle in Lexington Park

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Man Who Stole Girl’s Bicycle in Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft investigation. On Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 3:45 p.m., the suspect took a girl’s model blue and white bicycle from the front of a home at the 21400 block of Rodine Way in Lexington Park. Anyone with...
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Mother and Daughter Arrested for Murder of 68-Year-Old Kentland Man

Mother and Daughter Arrested for Murder of 68-Year-Old Kentland Man

Detectives with our Homicide Unit charged two suspects for a recent domestic-related homicide in Kentland. The suspects are 49-year-old Cheryl Wright of Kentland and 31-year-old Jasmine Wright of Washington, DC. They are both charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of 68-year-old Daniel Gregory Thompson of Kentland. The suspects are mother and daughter. Cheryl...
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Police Investigating 15-Year-Old Male Shot with BB Gun in Lexington Park

Police Investigating 15-Year-Old Male Shot with BB Gun in Lexington Park

On Monday, October 18, 2021, at approximately 6:40 p.m., police responded to the 46000 block of Columbus Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported assault with a BB gun. Police arrived on the scene to find a large number of subjects in the area and requested additional units. Officers recovered one BB gun from...
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