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Wanted Lexington Park Man Arrested for 2023 Home Invasion and 1st-Degree Assault

Wanted Lexington Park Man Arrested for 2023 Home Invasion and 1st-Degree Assault

Delontey Montario Butler, 31, of Lexington Park, was arrested by deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, July 21. Butler was wanted on open warrants for home invasion, first-degree assault, and related charges. The warrants stemmed from a 2023 incident in which Butler allegedly entered a residence, wielded a folding pocketknife,...
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St. Mary’s County and Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Releases Information Concerning Fentanyl Theft from Paramedic Narcotics Supply

St. Mary’s County and Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Releases Information Concerning Fentanyl Theft from Paramedic Narcotics Supply

Further updates will be provided here, when they become available. Charges are currently pending and additional details will be provided at a later time. Calvert County Sheriff’s Office released the following: The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware that some of these crimes may have been committed in Calvert County as well....
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UPDATE: Great Mills Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Fatal Stabbing Near Great Mills High School

UPDATE: Great Mills Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Fatal Stabbing Near Great Mills High School

UPDATE 6/28/2024: State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling announced that Cherron Montril Waul, 47, of Great Mills, Maryland, was sentenced to Life in prison for the first-degree murder of Jermell Delontae Jones, age 33 of Great Mills, that occurred in the early morning hours of February 3, 2022. “Mr. Waul lured the victim out of his...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested After Stealing Ambulance from St. Mary’s Hospital

Lexington Park Man Arrested After Stealing Ambulance from St. Mary’s Hospital

UPDATE 6/24/2024: On Saturday, June 22, 2024, at approximately 1:25 p.m., police responded to the MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital located at 25500 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the reported ambulance theft. 911 callers reported a patient had just stolen an All American Ambulance (AAA) and it was last seen travelling Northbound on Route...
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Police Investigating Neighbor Dispute Involving Gun in Mechanicsville

Police Investigating Neighbor Dispute Involving Gun in Mechanicsville

On Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at approximately 8:27 p.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 27000 block of Yowaiski Mill Road in Mechanicsville, MD, for the report of a disturbance between neighbors involving gunshots. Witnesses report hearing an altercation between two individuals and gunshots fired. No injuries or property...
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UPDATE: Mechanicsville Man Convicted of First-Degree Murder Outside Great Mills Liquor Store

UPDATE: Mechanicsville Man Convicted of First-Degree Murder Outside Great Mills Liquor Store

UPDATE 6/5/2024: State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling announced today that Leroy Christopher Neal, 48, of Mechanicsville, was found guilty of first-degree murder and related firearm charges for the killing of a 46-year-old man that occurred on November 4, 2023. Following a three-day trial, Neal was convicted by a St. Mary’s County jury of first-degree murder,...
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Police Investigating Shots Fired on Columbus Drive

Police Investigating Shots Fired on Columbus Drive

On Monday, May 27, 2024, at approximately 8:25 p.m., police responded to Columbus Drive in Lexington Park, for reports of shots being fired. 911 callers reported a black male wearing a black sweatshirt fired more than 5 times towards a residence. Police are currently in the area and investigating the incident. No known injuries...
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UPDATE: Police Make Arrest for April 2024 Shooting at Applebee’s in California

UPDATE: Police Make Arrest for April 2024 Shooting at Applebee’s in California

UPDATE 5/15/2024: Following an ongoing investigation by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Jontae Lamont Proctor, 21, of No Fixed Address, was apprehended on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, in connection with the April 2, 2024 shooting at Applebee’s in California, MD. Proctor was arrested without incident in the parking lot of a business in...
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UPDATE: Jury Convicts Man for First-Degree Murder of Teenager and Attempted Murder of Five Additional Teens in Drive-By Shooting

UPDATE: Jury Convicts Man for First-Degree Murder of Teenager and Attempted Murder of Five Additional Teens in Drive-By Shooting

5/10/2024: Latres Javontae Cockerham, 26, of California, was convicted of the first-degree murder of Joseph James Oakes, 19 of Lexington Park, and the attempted first-degree murders of five additional teenagers for his participation in a drive-by shooting that occurred on January 12, 2022. “The Defendant deliberately maneuvered his vehicle as his co-defendants rapidly fired...
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UPDATE: Suspect in Sledgehammer Assault Two Weeks Ago in St. Mary’s County Still on the Run

UPDATE: Suspect in Sledgehammer Assault Two Weeks Ago in St. Mary’s County Still on the Run

UPDATE 4/18/2024: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Devone Articis Hall, 33, no fixed address, in connection with an assault that happened on April 3, 2024, in Lexington Park. The suspect is approximately 5’ 6” tall with a thin build. UPDATE 4/3/2024 @ 3:15 P.M.: On April 3, 2024,...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspect Who Attempted to Enter Residence

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspect Who Attempted to Enter Residence

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office seeks assistance identifying and locating the individual in this picture. The individual is wanted in connection with an attempted residential burglary. If you know who this individual is, please contact Deputy Michael Walker at [email protected] or 301-475-4200, ext. 8092. Please reference case number 18747-24. Tipsters can also call...
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Police Investigating Reported Strong-Armed Robbery at St. Mary’s Square

Police Investigating Reported Strong-Armed Robbery at St. Mary’s Square

On Friday, March 22, 2024, at approximately 3:30 a.m., police responded to St. Mary’s Square Located at 21600 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported strong-armed robbery. The 911 caller reported he was giving a male $10 for a ride, when the subject grabbed all of the victims cash and fled on...
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Two Flown to Trauma Center After Being Stabbed, Police Investigating

Two Flown to Trauma Center After Being Stabbed, Police Investigating

On Saturday, March 16, 2024, at approximately 12:48 a.m., a 911 caller reported they were stabbed and currently driving to an area bar in Park Hall to meet First Responders. As police and emergency medical personnel responded, the 911 caller who remained uncooperative, stated they were stabbed in the back and now driving to...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Vehicle Crash That Killed One Child and Seriously Injured Two Others

UPDATE: Police Investigating Vehicle Crash That Killed One Child and Seriously Injured Two Others

UPDATE _ SHERIFF’S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE: At approximately 1:44 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2024, patrol units from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office (SMCSO) were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash near the intersection of Point Lookout Road and Chingville Road in Leonardtown, MD. Units arrived on the scene to find a single...
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Police Investigating House Shot in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

Police Investigating House Shot in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

On Wednesday, March 13, 2024, around 2:30 a.m., multiple 911 callers reported shots fired in the area of Midway Drive and Weeping Willow Lane in Lexington Park. An additional 911 caller reported several shots were fired into a residence located in the 21000 block of Weeping Willow Lane. No injuries were reported. Detectives from...
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Police Investigating Man Shot in The Neck at Hollywood Plaza, Victim Flown to Trauma Center

Police Investigating Man Shot in The Neck at Hollywood Plaza, Victim Flown to Trauma Center

On Saturday, March 9, 2024, at approximately 12:13 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of the Hollywood Plaza located at 24502 Three Notch Road in Hollywood, for the reported shooting. Crews arrived on the scene to find an unknown aged male with a gunshot wound to the neck. He was...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Murder of 23-Year-Old in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Police Investigating Murder of 23-Year-Old in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, February 27, 2024, Malic Quinn Freeland, 23, was pronounced deceased at the shock trauma center, where he had been undergoing treatment following an incident. Mr. Freeland was the operator of the vehicle involved in an accident on Monday, February 26, 2024. Upon initial investigation, it was found that the car accident was...
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Police Investigating Attempted Murder in Lexington Park, Victim Flown to Trauma Center with Life-Threatening Injuries

Police Investigating Attempted Murder in Lexington Park, Victim Flown to Trauma Center with Life-Threatening Injuries

On Saturday, February 24, 2024, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a disturbance in the 21000 block of Morris Drive in Lexington Park, MD. Upon arrival, a victim was found with a significant laceration to the throat. Emergency medical personnel were dispatched and responded to find a...
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Off-Duty Police Officer Arrested in St. Mary’s County After Shooting at Victim in Charles County

Off-Duty Police Officer Arrested in St. Mary’s County After Shooting at Victim in Charles County

CHARLES COUNTY PRESS RELEASE: On Friday, February 23, 2024, at 1:30 a.m., officers responded to the area of Crain Highway in Newburg for the report of shots fired. The caller advised he was following a car in which the driver, who is known to him, shot at him minutes earlier. The driver, David Arthur...
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UPDATE: Forestville Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Second-Degree Murder

UPDATE: Forestville Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Second-Degree Murder

UPDATE 2/01/2024: State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling announced that Malcolm Carl Young, 47, of Forestville, Maryland, was sentenced to 60 years in prison with 30 years of active incarceration for a homicide that occurred on August 9, 2022, in Lexington Park, Maryland. During the sentencing hearing, the State asked the Court to sentence Young to...
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Police Seeking Identity of Woman Who Stole from Optimal Vapor in Lexington Park

Police Seeking Identity of Woman Who Stole from Optimal Vapor in Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office (SMCSO) is seeking assistance to identify and locate an individual connected with a theft from a local business. At approximately 10:55 a.m., on Monday, December 18, 2023, three individuals, including the female shown in these photos, entered Optimal Vapor on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, MD, and...
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Police Seeking Identities of Theft Suspects Pictured at California Five Below

Police Seeking Identities of Theft Suspects Pictured at California Five Below

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office (SMCSO) is seeking assistance to identify and locate two individuals connected with a theft from a local business. At approximately 11:30 a.m., on Monday, December 11, 2023, the two individuals pictured entered the Five Below retail store in California, MD, filled the store baskets with multiple items, and...
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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 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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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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