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Police Recover Airsoft Replica Handgun at North Point High School

Police Recover Airsoft Replica Handgun at North Point High School

On Friday, January 28, 2022, at 11:40 a.m., a student at North Point High School showed several students what appeared to be a handgun while inside the school. Another student alerted school staff who recovered an airsoft replica handgun from the student’s locker. The school resource officer, along with school administrators, will complete an...
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Police Investigating Shooting That Killed 20-Year-Old Waldorf Woman and Injured Four Others at Hotel in Northwest DC

Police Investigating Shooting That Killed 20-Year-Old Waldorf Woman and Injured Four Others at Hotel in Northwest DC

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Thursday, January 27, 2022, in the 4400 block of Connecticut Avenue, Northwest. At approximately 3:31 a.m., members of the Second District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting inside a hotel. Upon arrival, members located...
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Police Charge 16-Year-Old with Manslaughter After Accidental Shooting in Oxon Hill

Police Charge 16-Year-Old with Manslaughter After Accidental Shooting in Oxon Hill

Detectives with the Homicide Unit arrested and charged a 15-year-old female from District Heights with manslaughter and related charges. She is charged as a juvenile in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old male from Oxon Hill. On Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at approximately 6:00 p.m., patrol officers responded to the 4900 block of Glassmanor...
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Annapolis Man Hired As a Hitman Pleads Guilty to First Degree Murder, Using a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime of Violence

Annapolis Man Hired As a Hitman Pleads Guilty to First Degree Murder, Using a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime of Violence

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced that Michael Gibson, 23, of Annapolis entered a guilty plea to first degree murder and using a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence in the death of Leslie Saunders, 50. Gibson, who was paid $3200 by Thomas Smith, 31, to kill the...
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Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Lexington Park Papa Johns, One Employee Transported to Hospital with Injuries

Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Lexington Park Papa Johns, One Employee Transported to Hospital with Injuries

On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at approximately 9:50 p.m., police responded to the Papa Johns located at 21690 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported armed robbery. Police arrived on the scene to find one employee with injuries, and upon further investigation, police learned the suspect fled on foot prior to their...
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Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Accokeek

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Accokeek

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal vehicle collision that occurred Saturday afternoon in Accokeek. The deceased driver is 53-year-old Antoine Mensah of Accokeek. On Saturday, January 22, 2022, at approximately 12:15 p.m., officers responded to Farmington Road at Indian Head Highway for a collision involving two cars. The preliminary investigation...
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Police Investigating Assault at Thomas Stone High School, Student Arrested and Knife Recovered

Police Investigating Assault at Thomas Stone High School, Student Arrested and Knife Recovered

On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 7:34 a.m., a school resource officer and school administrators were made aware of an altercation at Thomas Stone High School. A preliminary investigation showed two students were in a hallway engaged in a verbal altercation when one of them produced a knife, which he had in his pocket....
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision on Smallwood Drive That Killed 42-Year-Old Waldorf Man

UPDATE: Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision on Smallwood Drive That Killed 42-Year-Old Waldorf Man

UPDATE 1/24/2022: On January 22, 2022 at approximately 10:42 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-car crash on Smallwood Drive at the intersection of St. Charles Parkway. A preliminary investigation revealed a Kia Cadenza, operated by Omar Kenyatta Hawkins, 42, of Waldorf, was being driven at a high rate...
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Police Charge Suspect for 2002 Homicide Cold Case; Suspect Also Indicted for 1987 Murder in Fairfax County

Police Charge Suspect for 2002 Homicide Cold Case; Suspect Also Indicted for 1987 Murder in Fairfax County

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Cold Case Squad obtained an arrest warrant for a man in connection with an unsolved 2002 murder in Mount Rainier. The victim in that case is 19-year-old Jennifer Landry of Randolph, Massachusetts. 52-year-old Charles Helem is now charged in connection with her murder. He is currently in...
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UPDATE: Woman who Shot Man in Lexington Park is in Critical Condition After Shooting Herself Following a High Speed Chase in Talbot County

UPDATE: Woman who Shot Man in Lexington Park is in Critical Condition After Shooting Herself Following a High Speed Chase in Talbot County

UPDATE 1/23/2022 @ 10:00 p.m.:  On January 22, 2022, at 8:07 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 20900 block of Coronet Place in Lexington Park, for the reported shooting. Deputies located the 51-year-old male victim from Lexington Park, suffering from a gunshot wound to his left arm and...
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47-Year-Old Glen Burnie Man Arrested for Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

47-Year-Old Glen Burnie Man Arrested for Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

On May 12, 2021, the Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Unit initiated an investigation in reference to a report of a specific account that was directly associated in uploading child pornographic images to a particular internet site. The information was provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), which is a...
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Charles County School Resource Officers Investigating False Report of Shooting

Charles County School Resource Officers Investigating False Report of Shooting

On Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 11:47 a.m., a call was placed to 9-1-1 stating there was “a shooting at a school,” but the name of the school was not provided by the caller. School Resource Officers and patrol officers were immediately contacted and were able to quickly determine that a shooting had not...
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Detective Seek Community’s Assistance in Locating Suspect Vehicle in Fatal 2021 Shooting

Detective Seek Community’s Assistance in Locating Suspect Vehicle in Fatal 2021 Shooting

Detectives today released surveillance video of the car seen leaving the scene of a fatal shooting in District Heights in November of 2021. The victim is 29-year-old Marshay Hazelwood of District Heights. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. On November...
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UPDATE: Detectives Arrest 25-Year-Old Clinton Man for Fatal Christmas Eve Shooting

UPDATE: Detectives Arrest 25-Year-Old Clinton Man for Fatal Christmas Eve Shooting

The Homicide Unit identified and arrested a suspect in connection with the fatal shooting in Temple Hills on Christmas Eve. The suspect is 25-year-old Markell Lewis of Clinton. He’s charged with the murder of 30-year-old Danny Kelly Jr. of Clinton. On December 24, 2021, at approximately 4:40 pm, patrol officers were called to the 4400 block of St. Barnabas Road....
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No Injuries Reported After Shooting in Lexington Park, Occupied Vehicle and Residence Struck

No Injuries Reported After Shooting in Lexington Park, Occupied Vehicle and Residence Struck

On Thursday, January 13, 2022, at approximately 10:00 p.m., police responded to the 21700 block of Kearsarge Place in Lexington Park, for multiple 911 calls of shots fired. Multiple 911 callers reported hearing gunshots, one 911 caller was a victim stating their vehicle was struck multiple times and was uninjured. Police made contact with...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Police Blotter January 3, 2022 – January 9, 2022

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Police Blotter January 3, 2022 – January 9, 2022

During the week of January 3, 2022 – January 9, 2022, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,085 calls for service throughout the community. Theft: 22-01218 – On January 9, 2022, DFC Idol responded to the Giant located at 655 N. Solomon’s Island Road in Prince Frederick, MD for the report...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Woman Shot Multiple Times on Route 3 in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Woman Shot Multiple Times on Route 3 in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are attempting to determine who fired shots at a 28-year-old woman last night in Prince George’s County. Just before 9:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 11, 2021, Maryland State Police at the College Park Barrack responded to the scene of a reported shooting on southbound Route 3 in the area of Annapolis...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Charged with Attempted First Degree Murder After Stabbing on Great Mills Road

UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Charged with Attempted First Degree Murder After Stabbing on Great Mills Road

UPDATE 1/10/2022: On Saturday, January 8, 2022, at 3:16 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21600 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported assault. Investigation determined Frederick Lee Weems, age 42 of Lexington Park, forced entry to the victim’s residence and stabbed the victim...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Assault Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Assault Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in an assault investigation. On Sunday, December 26, 2021 at 11:30 a.m., the suspect entered the Lexington Park Stop N Shop to buy a pack of cigarettes. The suspect then walked behind the counter, threatened to shoot the victim and...
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UPDATE: Detectives Investigating Double Fatal Shooting After 15-Year-Old Shoots Three Family Members

UPDATE: Detectives Investigating Double Fatal Shooting After 15-Year-Old Shoots Three Family Members

The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested and charged a juvenile suspect in connection with a domestic-related double homicide in Clinton Thursday evening. The victims are identified as 44-year-old Taledia Oxley and her eight-year-old son Asa Oxley. The suspect is a 15-year-old family member. He is charged as an adult. On January 6, 2022,...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspect Pictured in Motor Vehicle Burglary in Hollywood

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspect Pictured in Motor Vehicle Burglary in Hollywood

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a motor vehicle burglary investigation. On Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021 at 9:14 p.m., the suspect used a portable grinder to cut the lock off the rear door of the victim’s truck, parked in the 23900 block of Prop Way...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Two Suspects in Theft from Lusby Sneade’s Ace Home Center

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Two Suspects in Theft from Lusby Sneade’s Ace Home Center

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a theft complaint that occurred on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at the Sneade’s Ace Home Center, located at 11861 HG Trueman Road in Lusby, MD. Investigation revealed an unknown suspect removed a knife and then a chainsaw blade from their packaging while the second suspect acted...
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Charles County Officers and K9 Arrests Three Suspects and Recover Stolen Property and Stolen Vehicle with Stolen Tags

Charles County Officers and K9 Arrests Three Suspects and Recover Stolen Property and Stolen Vehicle with Stolen Tags

On December 31, 2021, at 3:47 a.m., officers responded to the area of Evergreen Drive in Waldorf for the report of suspicious activity taking place near a vehicle. When officers arrived, they observed two males walking away from the car and observed a female inside the vehicle. A computer check revealed the tags on...
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Calvert County Detectives Seeking Identities of Burglary Suspect’s

Calvert County Detectives Seeking Identities of Burglary Suspect’s

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a burglary that occurred on Saturday, December 18, 2021 in the 2100 block of German Chapel Road in Prince Frederick, MD. Investigation revealed two unknown suspects used force to gain entry to the vacant residence. Once inside, the suspects damaged drywall surrounding numerous light switches. The...
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Charles County Detectives Arrest 18-Year-Old PG County Man After Armed Robbery

Charles County Detectives Arrest 18-Year-Old PG County Man After Armed Robbery

On December 9, the victim negotiated the sale of tennis shoes, via a social media app, with someone he was familiar with. During the sale, which occurred in Waldorf, the suspect produced a handgun and robbed the victim. Detectives pursued leads and were able to positively identify the suspect as Geordie Cornelious Rauda, 18,...
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