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UPDATE: Police Charge Brandywine Man With Attempted Murder After Shooting at Waldorf Hotel

UPDATE: Police Charge Brandywine Man With Attempted Murder After Shooting at Waldorf Hotel

On December 28, 2023 at 10:55 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2200 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they located an adult male with a gunshot wound. He was transported to a hospital with injuries that were not...
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Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run in Prince George’s County

Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run in Prince George’s County

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is actively investigating a fatal hit-and-run involving a pedestrian that occurred Monday night in the unincorporated section of Cheverly. Investigators are working to identify the deceased pedestrian in order to notify his family. On January 1, 2024, at approximately 8:45 pm, patrol officers...
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Prince George’s County Police Investigate Two Murders on New Year’s Morning

Prince George’s County Police Investigate Two Murders on New Year’s Morning

Detectives with the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in Fort Washington early Monday morning. The victim is 21-year-old Jarreau Sanders of Bowie. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. On January 1,...
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St. Mary’s County Cold Case: 1966 Murder of John Michalek at White Point Tavern

St. Mary’s County Cold Case: 1966 Murder of John Michalek at White Point Tavern

On the morning of December 31, 1966, a local St. George’s Island, MD, resident stopped by the White Point Tavern in Piney Point and noticed the back door was unlocked. Once inside, he found the owner, John Michalek, lying on the floor in a pool of blood. The investigation determined the victim was beaten...
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One Suspect in Custody After Carjacking of Off-Duty Cop, Police Seeking Second Suspect

One Suspect in Custody After Carjacking of Off-Duty Cop, Police Seeking Second Suspect

Detectives with the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Major Crimes Division identified and charged a suspect wanted for the recent carjacking of an off-duty PGPD officer in Oxon Hill. The suspect is 19-year-old Anthony Stewart of Washington, DC. Detectives are actively working to identify the second suspect in this case. On December 28, 2023,...
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Man with Concealed Carry Permit Who Shot Assault Suspect in Bryans Road Charged With Murder

Man with Concealed Carry Permit Who Shot Assault Suspect in Bryans Road Charged With Murder

  On Monday, May 8, 2023, detectives assigned to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division initiated an investigation into a shooting that occurred in the 2400 block of Sedgemore Place in Bryans Road. In that case, Carl Francis Braxton, age 30, of Bryans Road, was shot and killed. The case was reviewed...
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Fire Marshal Investigating Gazebo Fire in Waldorf

Fire Marshal Investigating Gazebo Fire in Waldorf

On December 17, 2023, at approximately 12:01 a.m., 6 firefighters from Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department responded to 9752 Amberg Court in Waldorf, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a Gazebo on fire to the rear of the residence with no extensions and no threat to the residences. The...
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Police Seeking Identity of Suspect Who Stole Cartons of Cigarettes

Police Seeking Identity of Suspect Who Stole Cartons of Cigarettes

Press release posted by SMCSO on December 15, 2023: On Thursday, October 12, 2023, at around 8:10 p.m., the person depicted in this photo entered the Wawa Convenience Store in Charlotte Hall, MD. Subsequently, the individual approached the counter, went behind it, took three cartons of cigarettes, and left the store. The suspect is...
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Police in Charles County Seeking Suspect in Connection With Violating Probation

Police in Charles County Seeking Suspect in Connection With Violating Probation

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Warrant Unit and the U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force are requesting assistance with locating Robert Paxton Eakins, age 28. Eakins is wanted for violating his probation relating to an armed robbery. Eakins is 6’2”, 160 lbs., and has brown hair and brown eyes. He has...
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Police Seeking Identify of Theft Suspect Pictured at Leonardtown Family Dollar Store

Police Seeking Identify of Theft Suspect Pictured at Leonardtown Family Dollar Store

At approximately 1:50 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2023, the individual pictured below reached over the counter at the checkout lane in the Family Dollar Store in Leonardtown, MD, and stole an employee’s wallet and its contents. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about the identity and whereabouts of this person....
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Maryland State Police Arrest Man On Child Pornography Charges In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Arrest Man On Child Pornography Charges In Prince George’s County

Troopers arrested a Prince George’s County man on Wednesday after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Investigation developed evidence of possession of child pornography. The suspect is identified as Jason Pereira, 40, of Laurel, Maryland. Pereira is charged with eight counts of possession of child pornography. Pereira was transported to...
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Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision That Leaves 4-Year-Old Dead, Two Others with Serious Injuries

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision That Leaves 4-Year-Old Dead, Two Others with Serious Injuries

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Tuesday in the Glenn Dale area. The deceased passenger is four-year-old Divya Akumbom of Lanham. On December 12, 2023, at approximately 9:20 am, officers responded to Glenn Dale Boulevard and Daisy Lane for a collision involving...
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Maryland Tax Preparer Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for Preparing False Tax Returns

Maryland Tax Preparer Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for Preparing False Tax Returns

U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang sentenced Ronald Eugene Watson, also known as Sabir Muhammad, age 59, of Brandywine, Maryland, today to 27 months in federal prison, followed by one year of supervised release, for 23 counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns. Judge Chuang also ordered Watson to...
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Police Investigating Murder/Suicide Involving Father and 2-Year-Old Son

Police Investigating Murder/Suicide Involving Father and 2-Year-Old Son

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating a domestic-related murder/suicide on Sunday. The deceased victim is two-year-old Sterling Glover Petty of Frederick, Maryland. The deceased suspect is 38-year-old Kenneth Petty of Suitland. He is the victim’s father. On December 10, 2023, at approximately 1:00 pm, officers responded to the 1200 block...
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Detectives Identify and Arrest Suspect in Fatal Road Rage Shooting

Detectives Identify and Arrest Suspect in Fatal Road Rage Shooting

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit identified and arrested the suspect wanted for a recent road rage fatal shooting in Oxon Hill. The suspect is 46-year-old Michael Derrington of Oxon Hill. He’s charged with shooting 47-year-old Neris Requeno Rodriguez of Temple Hills. On November 30, 2023, at approximately 5:55 pm, officers responded...
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UPDATE: Virginia Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for the Murder of His Mother in Charles County

UPDATE: Virginia Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for the Murder of His Mother in Charles County

UPDATE 12/8/2023: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Thursday, December 7, 2023, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Brandon Kiah Slade, 29, to Life in prison for the First-Degree Murder of Lenora Coates-Slade and the Wear and Carry of a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to Injure. Slade...
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17-Year-Old Charged in Connection to Armed Robbery and Armed Carjacking in Waldorf

17-Year-Old Charged in Connection to Armed Robbery and Armed Carjacking in Waldorf

Detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division have identified and charged a 17-year-old male in connection with an armed robbery case and a carjacking case that both occurred in November 2023 In one case, the suspect approached the occupant of a car on Grouse Place, brandished a firearm, and demanded the car keys. After...
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Police Investigating and Seeking Information in Property Destruction Reports Throughout Greenbriar Subdivision

Police Investigating and Seeking Information in Property Destruction Reports Throughout Greenbriar Subdivision

Police are currently investigating multiple reports of property destruction involving slashed tires on at least 6 different vehicles. Anyone with information or possible surveillance footage from Sandstone Street, Silver Slate Drive, Lavender Place, the corner of Sunlight Court and Red Rose Court in the Greenbiar Subdivision are asked to contact the St. Mary’s County...
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Detectives Arrest Suspect Wanted for Non-Fatal Shooting That Occurred in Waldorf, October 2023

Detectives Arrest Suspect Wanted for Non-Fatal Shooting That Occurred in Waldorf, October 2023

On October 29, 2023, an altercation occurred between two males inside a business on Business Park Court. Investigation found that an unknown person who was not involved in the altercation, shot the victim and fled. The victim was transported to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. Through investigation, the suspect was identified...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Scams

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Scams

Over the weekend, we received reports of scams in which the suspect called the victims and identified himself as a retired CCSO officer. In each case he told the individual they had an outstanding warrant and in order to settle it, the person had to purchase pre-paid credit cards and then make contact with...
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Detectives Investigating Teen Shot by Masked Gunman in Prince Frederick

Detectives Investigating Teen Shot by Masked Gunman in Prince Frederick

On Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, around 7:05 a.m., deputies from the Calvert County Patrol Bureau responded to the report of a shooting on Sark Court in Prince Frederick. Deputies arrived on scene and located a juvenile male suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. The victim was flown to an area trauma...
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Police Seeking Identity of Suspect Possibly Linked to 10 Armed Robberies

Police Seeking Identity of Suspect Possibly Linked to 10 Armed Robberies

The PGPD’s Robbery Unit is asking for the community’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for a recent string of commercial armed robberies. So far the suspect(s) is linked to as many as 10 robberies since early November 2023. A cash reward is available for information leading to an arrest and indictment. The most...
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Fatal Crash in Accokeek Under Investigation

Fatal Crash in Accokeek Under Investigation

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Accokeek. The deceased passenger is 32-year-old Kayla Williams-Rawlinson of Upper Marlboro. On November 25, 2023, shortly after midnight, officers responded to Berry Road and Farmington Road E for a crash. Williams-Rawlinson was pronounced deceased while being transported to a hospital. A...
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Police Investigating Murder/Suicide Involving Mother and Son in Prince George’s County

Police Investigating Murder/Suicide Involving Mother and Son in Prince George’s County

The Homicide Unit is investigating a domestic-related murder/suicide in Lanham this weekend. The deceased victim is 16-year-old Dorian Jaeger whose last known address was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The deceased suspect is 50-year-old Natalie Jaeger also of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is the victim’s mother. On November 25, 2023, at approximately 2:05 pm, officers responded to...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Waldorf

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Waldorf

On Friday, November 24, 2023, at approximately 7:48 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a motor vehicle collision on Route 301 (Crain Hwy) south of Acton Lane in Waldorf. Due to the seriousness of the collision, the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack requested a...
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