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Detectives Make Quick Arrest After Armed Robbery in North Beach

Detectives Make Quick Arrest After Armed Robbery in North Beach

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, around 4:51 a.m., deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Patrol Bureau responded to the Fastop located at 8834 Chesapeake Avenue in North Beach, MD for the report of armed robbery. Investigation revealed a black male, wearing all black with a mask entered the North Beach Fastop and approached the...
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Detectives Investigating Burglary of Two Pharmacies in Calvert County, Police Seeking Identity of Suspects

Detectives Investigating Burglary of Two Pharmacies in Calvert County, Police Seeking Identity of Suspects

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating two commercial burglaries of pharmacies that occurred on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, between the hours of 2:45 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. The location of the incidents: Lusby Pharmacy – 11870 HG Trueman Road, Lusby, MD 20657 Lex Pharmacy – 36 S Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick,...
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Lekuarius Clifford Plater Wanted for Escape by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Lekuarius Clifford Plater Wanted for Escape by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Lekuarius Clifford Plater, age 39 of Lexington Park, on a warrant for Second-Degree Escape from the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown. Plater is a black male with brown eyes, 5’ 10” tall, weighing 200 lbs. Anyone with information about...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity Theft Suspect at Great Mills Sheetz

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity Theft Suspect at Great Mills Sheetz

On Monday, September 27, 2021 at 10:49 p.m., the suspect left the Sheetz convenience store in Great Mills with several items of merchandise that he did not pay for. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or this incident is asked to call Deputy Casey Hill at 301-475-4200, ext. 78112 or email...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Attempted Arson with Molotov Cocktail in Waldorf

State Fire Marshal Investigating Attempted Arson with Molotov Cocktail in Waldorf

On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at approximately 11:10 p.m., unknown individual(s) approached a house and threw a Molotov Cocktail, igniting the landscaping near the residence. No injuries or damage was reported. The residence is in the 3800 block of Shiner Court in Waldorf. The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshals Office is investigating....
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UPDATE: Lusby Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Second Degree Assault After Home Invasion and Assault in Lusby

UPDATE: Lusby Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Second Degree Assault After Home Invasion and Assault in Lusby

UPDATE 10/15/2021: Robert Harvey, Calvert County State’s Attorney, announced that Joseph Martin Blankenship, 36, of Lusby, was sentenced on October 15, 2021, to 10 years incarceration for the crime of second degree assault. Blankenship also received a 2-year consecutive sentence for a violation of probation. The sentences, imposed by the Honorable Andrew S. Rappaport,...
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VIDEO: Police Continue to Investigate Drive-by Shooting That Critically Injured 12-Year-Old Girl

VIDEO: Police Continue to Investigate Drive-by Shooting That Critically Injured 12-Year-Old Girl

UPDATE 10/14/2021: Detectives are asking for the community’s assistance in identifying the car and the suspect(s) seen in a surveillance video shooting into a business, critically injuring a 12-year-old child Friday evening in Capitol Heights. She remains hospitalized in critical condition. A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered in this case. The...
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Police Respond to Multiple Fights at Westlake High School – One Officer Assaulted

Police Respond to Multiple Fights at Westlake High School – One Officer Assaulted

Principal Diane Roberts of Westlake High School released the following statement on Thursday, October 14, 2021. “Dear Parents and Guardians: The first incident occurred after lunch in the hallway, and the 2nd incident occurred after 6th period outside of the school library. Students got into a fight and staff members and administration intervened and...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identify of Theft and Fraud Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identify of Theft and Fraud Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft and fraud investigation. On Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 at noon, the suspect took the victim’s wallet from a shopping cart at the Harris Teeter store in California. The suspect then used the victim’s credit cards to make...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating One Shot in Lexington Park, No Other Known Injuries Reported

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating One Shot in Lexington Park, No Other Known Injuries Reported

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at approximately 11:50 p.m., police responded to the area of Long Lane and Surfside Drive in Lexington Park, for multiple 911 calls reporting gunshots in the area. While responding to the area, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office came across a black Ford sedan abandoned in the...
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Driver in June 2021 Motor Vehicle Collision in Accokeek Dies of Injuries, Police Investigating

Driver in June 2021 Motor Vehicle Collision in Accokeek Dies of Injuries, Police Investigating

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is now investigating a crash that occurred in late June in Accokeek. A driver involved in the crash, 65-year-old Thomas Ridley of Fort Washington, has died of his injuries. On June 24, 2021, at approximately 3:40 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of Berry Road and Bealle Hill...
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UPDATE: Police Arrest Get Away Driver After Man is Shot Four Times in Great Mills – Shooter Still at Large

UPDATE: Police Arrest Get Away Driver After Man is Shot Four Times in Great Mills – Shooter Still at Large

UPDATE 11/23/2021: Court documents added. On September 30, 2021, police responded to the area of Chancellors Run Road and Horsehead Road in Great Mills, for the reported shooting. Officers arrived on the scene to find Donald Levi Warrick, age 33 of Lexington Park, suffering from four gunshot wounds. When talking to the victim, he identified...
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Four Men Charged in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy, Including Two Charged with Possession of Machine Gun and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery

Four Men Charged in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy, Including Two Charged with Possession of Machine Gun and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery

An indictment was unsealed on Thursday, October 7, 2021, charging four men with taking part in a drug trafficking conspiracy, including two who were charged with conspiring to rob pharmacies and unlawful possession of a machine gun. The indictment was announced by Acting U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips, Charlie J. Patterson, Special Agent in...
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Maryland Nuclear Engineer and Spouse Arrested on Espionage-Related Charges After Attempting to Sell Secret Military Data to Foreign Power

Maryland Nuclear Engineer and Spouse Arrested on Espionage-Related Charges After Attempting to Sell Secret Military Data to Foreign Power

Jonathan and Diana Toebbe, both of Annapolis, Maryland, were arrested in Jefferson County, West Virginia, by the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) on Saturday, Oct. 9. They will have their initial appearances on Tuesday, Oct. 12, in federal court in Martinsburg, West Virginia. For almost a year, Jonathan Toebbe, 42, aided...
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Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Identity of Suspects in Robbery at Beauty Store

Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Identity of Suspects in Robbery at Beauty Store

On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, shortly after 5:00 p.m., a group of females entered a beauty supply business in the 3000 block of Waldorf Market Place and attempted to steal a significant amount of merchandise. As they ran out of the store, one of the suspects sprayed pepper spray at employees who were trying...
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Former Executive Director of Maryland Environmental Service Facing Federal and State Charges for Allegedly Fraudulently Obtaining More Than $276,731 From His Employer, and State Felony Violations of the Maryland Wiretap Statute

Former Executive Director of Maryland Environmental Service Facing Federal and State Charges for Allegedly Fraudulently Obtaining More Than $276,731 From His Employer, and State Felony Violations of the Maryland Wiretap Statute

As a result of a collaborative investigation, today a federal grand jury returned an indictment, and a state criminal information has been filed, charging Roy C. McGrath, age 52, of Naples, Florida, for allegedly fraudulently obtaining funds from Maryland Environmental Service corporation. The criminal information also alleges that McGrath illegally recorded private conversations with...
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Police Requesting Assistance in Locating Two Dirt Bikes Stolen from Mechanicsville Residence

Police Requesting Assistance in Locating Two Dirt Bikes Stolen from Mechanicsville Residence

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to recover the two motorcycles pictured and the identity of the person or persons responsible for the theft. The motorcycles, along with two dirt bike helmets were taken from the front porch of the victim’s home at the 27100 block of Morganza Turner Road in Mechanicsville...
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Patrol Officers Apprehend Suspect After Robbery in Waldorf

Patrol Officers Apprehend Suspect After Robbery in Waldorf

On Sunday, October 3, 2021, at 11:05 p.m., officers responded to the 3300 block of Leonardtown Road in Waldorf, for the report of a robbery. A preliminary investigation showed the suspect approached the victim, who was standing in the parking lot of a business, and pushed him to the ground. The suspect then forcibly...
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Police Arrests Two Waldorf Men and Recover Two Firearms After Traffic Stop

Police Arrests Two Waldorf Men and Recover Two Firearms After Traffic Stop

On Sunday, October 3, at 2:27 a.m., patrol officers were in the area of Leonardtown Road near Smallwood Drive when they heard what sounded like gunfire. As they went to investigate the area, three officers were stopped at a red traffic signal at the Old Washington Road and Smallwood Drive intersection when a silver...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police is investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run crash that occurred Sunday evening in Prince George’s County. On Sunday, October 3, 2021, shortly after 7:20 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck at eastbound Central Avenue west of Campus Way in Upper...
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Prince George’s County Firefighter Shot and Killed in Washington D.C., Police Offering Reward for Information Leading to Arrest

Prince George’s County Firefighter Shot and Killed in Washington D.C., Police Offering Reward for Information Leading to Arrest

On Saturday, October 2, 2021, at approximately 11:08 p.m., police responded to the 1300 block of Half Street SW in Washington D.C., for the sounds of gunshots. At approximately 11:08 pm, members of the First District responded to the listed location for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located two adult males and...
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UPDATE: Waldorf Man Sentenced to 75 Years in Prison for Assault, Home Invasion and Kidnapping

UPDATE: Waldorf Man Sentenced to 75 Years in Prison for Assault, Home Invasion and Kidnapping

UPDATE: 10/1/2021: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Marc Christopher Brown, Jr., 28, to 75 years in prison for Home Invasion, First-Degree Burglary, Kidnapping, and related charges. On June 3, 2021, a Charles County jury convicted Marc...
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Police Investigating Stabbing at Bladensburg High School, One Victim Transported with Non-Life-Threatening Injuries

Police Investigating Stabbing at Bladensburg High School, One Victim Transported with Non-Life-Threatening Injuries

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at approximately 1:35 p.m., police and emergency medical personnel responded to the Bladensburg High School for the reported assault victim. Police have released the following information. A student was found suffering from injuries to his upper body by Student Resource Officers at approximately 1:30 p.m. The teenaged male victim...
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Hollywood Man Arrested After Armed Robbery and Assault at California Hotel

Hollywood Man Arrested After Armed Robbery and Assault at California Hotel

On Friday, September 24, 2021, at 10:35 p.m., police responded to the La Quinta Inn and Suites located at 22769 Three Notch Road in California, for the reported armed robbery and assault. Police arrived on the scene and made contact with the victim who stated he was kicked and punched by multiple unknown suspects...
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VIDEO: Police Seeking Identity of Suspect Who Burglarized Multiple Vehicles in California

VIDEO: Police Seeking Identity of Suspect Who Burglarized Multiple Vehicles in California

On Friday, September 24, 2021, at approximately 1:13 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 22500 block of Alydar Drive in California, for the reported suspicious incident. Investigation determined an unidentified individual attempted to, and made entry into numerous vehicles in the area. Video surveillance was obtained, and the...
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