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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Suspicious Person/Incident at Waldorf Bus Stop

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Suspicious Person/Incident at Waldorf Bus Stop

This morning, officers were made aware of a possible suspicious person at a school bus stop in the Millbrook neighborhood of Waldorf. Several young students from C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School who were at a bus stop said they observed a male, possibly white, in his teens, wearing black clothing and a black mask...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Increase Patrol Checks at Schools

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Increase Patrol Checks at Schools

For a number of years, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has provided School Resource Officers at the three public high schools and in 2019 officers were added to the four public middle schools in St. Mary’s County. In addition, the Sheriff’s Office’s Adopt-a-School program provides for deputies to “adopt” a particular elementary school...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Two Suspects Who Stole from Charlotte Hall Ace Hardware

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Two Suspects Who Stole from Charlotte Hall Ace Hardware

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the persons pictured in a theft investigation. On Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 7:10 p.m., the suspects entered the Charlotte Hall Ace Hardware store together. One of the suspects then placed a spool of wire in his jacket as the other suspect kept...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspect/Information in Theft of Catalytic Converter in Owings

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspect/Information in Theft of Catalytic Converter in Owings

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a catalytic converter theft that occurred on Monday, May 9, 2022, in Owings, MD. Investigation revealed an unknown subject removed a catalytic converter from a Ford work van and damaged another in a removal attempt. The suspect is noticeably short, approximately between 5 feet and...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Locate Lexington Park Sex Offender Who Made Multiple Threats of Mass Violence

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Locate Lexington Park Sex Offender Who Made Multiple Threats of Mass Violence

UPDATE 5/25/2022: Officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office located Earl Benjamin Washington, Jr., 46, in St. Mary’s County today. Emergency medical personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Town Creek Drive in California, for the reported male suspect being unresponsive and vomiting blood. As medical personnel were responding to the...
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Police Recover Replica Handgun from Thomas Stone High School Student

Police Recover Replica Handgun from Thomas Stone High School Student

On Friday, May 20, 2022, at 8:53 a.m., school administrators at Thomas Stone High School were made aware that a student was possibly in possession of what appeared to be a handgun. The school resource officer located the student and found a replica 9mm airsoft gun, which resembles a semi-automatic firearm. The gun was...
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AUDIO: Police Investigating Shooting in White Plains, One Victim Flown to Trauma Center with Gunshot Wound

AUDIO: Police Investigating Shooting in White Plains, One Victim Flown to Trauma Center with Gunshot Wound

On Saturday, May 21, 2022, at approximately 4:25 p.m., police responded to the area of 3695 Prince Edward Drive in White Plains, for multiple 911 callers reporting shots fired. Dispatchers advised to all responding units, multiple 911 callers reported 10 to 20 shots were fired and advised one subject was possibly shot. Police arrived...
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Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack Conduct Increased Enforcement Initiatives Due to Increase in Violent Crime

Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack Conduct Increased Enforcement Initiatives Due to Increase in Violent Crime

Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack have conducted several criminal enforcement initiatives over the past month as a proactive response to an increase in violent crime in St. Mary’s County. Between April 5 and May 13, 2022, troopers have participated in multiple criminal enforcement initiatives, where they have specifically targeted those areas...
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Police Searching for Operator of Vehicle After Striking Two Pedestrians in Piney Point, One Victim Flown to Trauma Center

Police Searching for Operator of Vehicle After Striking Two Pedestrians in Piney Point, One Victim Flown to Trauma Center

Update: Additional photos added on 5/22/2022 5/21/2022: On Thursday, May 19, 2022, at approximately 4:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Piney Point Road and Thomas Road in Piney Point, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving multiple pedestrians. Crews arrived on the scene to find two victims in...
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police Arrest Prince Frederick Man Wanted in Connection with a Shooting in Calvert County

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Arrest Prince Frederick Man Wanted in Connection with a Shooting in Calvert County

UPDATE 5/20/2022: The suspect, Adam Joseph Holland, 20, of Prince Frederick, Maryland, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, knowingly altering a firearm identification, using firearm in the commission of a violent crime, illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of a handgun, illegal possession of a loaded...
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Dump Truck Driver Charged with Negligent Vehicular Manslaughter After Fatal Collision in Anne Arundel County, Maryland State Police Investigating

Dump Truck Driver Charged with Negligent Vehicular Manslaughter After Fatal Collision in Anne Arundel County, Maryland State Police Investigating

Maryland State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash in which one person died early this morning in Anne Arundel County. Shortly after midnight on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, troopers from the Maryland State Police Glen Burnie Barrack responded to the area of Interstate 695 and Maryland Route 2 (exit 3B) for a vehicle crash....
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Suspects Who Burglarized St. Mary’s Caring Soup Kitchen

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Suspects Who Burglarized St. Mary’s Caring Soup Kitchen

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the suspects pictured in a burglary investigation. On Friday, March 12, 2022 at 12:45 am, the suspects broke into the St. Mary’s Caring Soup Kitchen in Great Mills and carried off property. Anyone with information about the identities of the suspects or this...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death in Prince Frederick

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death in Prince Frederick

On Saturday, May 14, 2022, at approximately 5:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the rear of the Super 8 Hotel located at 40 Commerce Lane in Prince Frederick, for the reported subject not breathing. Crews arrived on the scene to find the victim in the nearby wooded area in a homeless...
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Sykesville Man Charged with Manslaughter and Impaired Driving After Killing Woman in Glen Burnie Crash

Sykesville Man Charged with Manslaughter and Impaired Driving After Killing Woman in Glen Burnie Crash

On Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 1:09 p.m., Northern District officers responded to MD Route 10 southbound between I-695 and Ordnance Rd for a multi-vehicle crash. The investigation revealed that a gray Hyundai Elantra was stopped completely on the right shoulder of Route 10 with a reported flat tire. In front of the Hyundai...
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Police Investigating Shooting in Lexington Park, One Vehicle and One Residence Struck 5-11-2022

Police Investigating Shooting in Lexington Park, One Vehicle and One Residence Struck 5-11-2022

On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at approximately 10:50 p.m., police responded to the area of Yorktown Road and Kearsarge Place in Lexington Park, for multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired. Police arrived on the scene in under one minute. Deputies located at least one vehicle and one residence that was struck and damaged. No...
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UPDATE: Waldorf Man Found Guilty by Jury of First Degree Murder After Shooting White Plains Woman During Armed Robbery

UPDATE: Waldorf Man Found Guilty by Jury of First Degree Murder After Shooting White Plains Woman During Armed Robbery

UPDATE 5/11/2022: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, a Charles County jury, after an 8-day trial, convicted Gregory Deshawn Collins, 23, of Waldorf, of the First-Degree Felony Murder of Lynn Maher, Armed Robbery, and related charges. On October 1, 2020, officers responded to the 7-11 convenience...
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Anne Arundel County Police Arrest 15-Year-Old for Stealing Vehicle and Attempting to Steal Second Vehicle

Anne Arundel County Police Arrest 15-Year-Old for Stealing Vehicle and Attempting to Steal Second Vehicle

On Sunday, May 8, 2022, at approximately 4:15 p.m., officers responded to the 8200 block of Brushyridge Road in Laurel for a report of two males tampering with a motor vehicle. Two suspects fled from officers who pursued the suspects on foot. One of the suspects was apprehended on Laurel Fort Meade Road near...
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St. Mary’s County Detectives Arrest 19-Year-Old Lexington Park Drug Dealer After Executing Search Warrant

St. Mary’s County Detectives Arrest 19-Year-Old Lexington Park Drug Dealer After Executing Search Warrant

On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division along with members of the Emergency Services Team (EST) served a search and seizure warrant at the residence of Joseph Daren Brooks Jr., age 19, in the 21700 block of Kearsarge Place in Lexington Park. As a result,...
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Police Investigating Drive-by Shooting in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported, One Residence Struck 5/10/2022

Police Investigating Drive-by Shooting in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported, One Residence Struck 5/10/2022

On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at approximately 3:00 a.m., police responded to the area of Yorktown Road and Kearsarge Place in Lexington Park, for multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired. One 911 caller reported hearing at least 3 gunshots and reported a white sedan was fleeing the area at a high rate of speed....
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest for 2021 Drive-by Shooting in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest for 2021 Drive-by Shooting in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE 5/9/2022: On May 5, 2022, members of the Lexington Park COPs Unit located and arrested Zeolaunte Monticello Hilliard, age 36 of Lexington Park, on an outstanding warrant for a shooting in March of 2021. On March 17, 2021, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21000 block of Pegg...
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UPDATE: Waldorf Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Murder at Smallwood Village Center

UPDATE: Waldorf Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Murder at Smallwood Village Center

UPDATE 5/9/2022: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Friday, May 6, 2022, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Donine Carrington Martin sentenced Fred Odell Scott, 58, of Waldorf, to 20 years in prison for the Second-Degree Murder of John Staton and the Use of a Firearm During the Commission of a...
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19-Year-Old Lexington Park Teen Arrested for Illegal Possession of Firearm and Sale of Firearms to Minor

19-Year-Old Lexington Park Teen Arrested for Illegal Possession of Firearm and Sale of Firearms to Minor

In February 2022, members from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division began an investigation into the distribution, transferring, manufacturing, and purchasing of firearms to minors. During the investigation Keyshawn NMN Green, age 19 of Lexington Park, was identified as a distributer of firearms to a minor. On April 7, 2022, a search...
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Prince George’s County MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison After Selling 13 Firearms to Undercover Washington D.C. Police Officers

Prince George’s County MS-13 Gang Member Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison After Selling 13 Firearms to Undercover Washington D.C. Police Officers

Wilber Vigil-Benitez, 26, of Oxon Hill, Maryland, has been sentenced to seven years in prison for unlawfully possessing and trafficking firearms, including an assault rifle and a semi-automatic handgun with a large capacity magazine. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves, Wayne A. Jacobs, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI...
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UPDATE: Fugitive with Four Open Warrants in Charles County Located and Arrested

UPDATE: Fugitive with Four Open Warrants in Charles County Located and Arrested

UPDATE: Harvey was located and is being held at the Charles County Detention Center. 5/5/2022: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of George Harvey, 43, of Waldorf, who has four open warrants including unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, failure to appear in court for two burglary charges and failure to...
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Police Release Update for Murder Arrest on May 5, 2022, Police Searching for Second Suspect

Police Release Update for Murder Arrest on May 5, 2022, Police Searching for Second Suspect

UPDATE on 5/7/2022: On Wednesday, Prince George’s County Police Homicide Unit detectives opened an investigation into the murder of 34-year-old Benjamin Ampong of Lorton. Ampong was fatally shot at approximately 1:00 pm on Corning Avenue in Fort Washington. A description of the suspect’s vehicle was immediately broadcast to officers. One of the responding officers observed...
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