St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers

UPDATE: Man Arrested After Strong-Armed Robbery in California Parking Lot

UPDATE: Man Arrested After Strong-Armed Robbery in California Parking Lot

UPDATE 8/8/19: According to court documents, police responded to the McDonalds parking lot on Alton Lane in California, for the reported robbery. Upon arrival, deputies met with the victim who advised the suspect was a pale white male in his late 40’s, thin with green eyes wearing a white shirt, blue jeans with short...
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WANTED – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Timothy Dwayne Holloway, of Lexington Park

WANTED – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Timothy Dwayne Holloway, of Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Timothy Dwayne Holloway, age 33 of Lexington Park. Holloway is currently wanted for felony theft. Holloway is a black male, 6’1” and weighs 220 pounds. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Timothy Dwayne Holloway is asked to contact Detective Trevor Teague at...
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UPDATE: Crime Solvers Received $9,450 in Donations Toward the Reward for Information in Case Where 2 Dogs Were Found Decapitated in Mechanicsville

UPDATE: Crime Solvers Received $9,450 in Donations Toward the Reward for Information in Case Where 2 Dogs Were Found Decapitated in Mechanicsville

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Press Release – UPDATE 8/5/2019: The St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers has received nearly $9,500 in donations toward the reward for information and resolution of an animal cruelty case last month. Generous donations from the community in this case to St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers totaled $9,450 on...
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UPDATE: Thief who Stole Over $500 Cash from ABC Liquors and Lounge was Identified and Money Returned

UPDATE: Thief who Stole Over $500 Cash from ABC Liquors and Lounge was Identified and Money Returned

UPDATE 8/6/2019: The man who stole the cash from ABC on Sunday, August 4, contacted the owner and returned the full $525.oo to the store on Monday night. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received many tips giving the correct name of the thief from SMNEWSNET.com readers. The name will be released and updates...
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MISSING PERSON – St. Mary’s County – Macy Jean Harim

MISSING PERSON – St. Mary’s County – Macy Jean Harim

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing person, Macy Jean Harim. Harim is a white female, 5-04, 200lbs, brown hair and blue eyes. Macy Jean Harim was last seen on Friday, July 12, 2019, in the area of St Mary’s City.
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California Woman Arrested After Assaulting Victim With Broom Handle

California Woman Arrested After Assaulting Victim With Broom Handle

On Sunday, July 7, 2019, Cpl. Beishline of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 44000 block of Swift Fox Drive in California, for the reported assault. The investigation determined Deborah Ann Merkle, 38 of California, struck the victim with a broom handle, causing injury. Merkle was arrested and charged with Assault...
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Clinton Man Who Robbed Leonardtown Dash In Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison

Clinton Man Who Robbed Leonardtown Dash In Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison

UPDATE 7/11/2019: Demitri Raymond Gardiner, 24 of Clinton, was sentenced on Monday, July 8, 2019, in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court After pleading guilty to the robbery charge and a second-degree assault in April of 2019.  Gardiner also pleaded guilty to assaulting an employee at the jail on December 20, 2018. Gardiner was sentenced...
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VIDEO: St. Mary’s County Car Dealer Offers $3,000 Reward in Stolen SUV Case

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured and the location of the Chevy Suburban. On Sunday, June 16, 2019, at 9:20 am, the suspect stole the black 2016 Chevrolet Suburban, VIN 1GNSKJKC6GR459031, from Tom Hodges Auto Sales in Hollywood. The vehicle was last seen traveling north on...
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Wanted – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – James Michael Bonds Jr.

Wanted – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – James Michael Bonds Jr.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of James Michael Bonds Jr., 47 of Lexington Park. Bonds violated the terms of his pre-trial release on June 24, 2019, while awaiting his court date for violating probation on a DWI charge. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Bonds is asked to...
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Missing Person: St. Mary’s County – 26-Year-Old Female

Missing Person: St. Mary’s County – 26-Year-Old Female

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the location of Kacey Grace Medeiros, 26 of St. Inigoes. Medeiros is a white female with black hair and brown eyes, 5’ 5” tall and 130 pounds. Anyone with information about Medeiros’ location is asked to contact Detective Cpl. Melissa Hulse at 301-475-4200, ext. *1996 or...
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Police Investigating Another House in Lexington Park Shot up by Bullets

Police Investigating Another House in Lexington Park Shot up by Bullets

On Saturday, June 22, 2019, at approximately 9:35 a.m., Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division investigated the report of shots fired in the 47400 block of Lincoln Avenue in Lexington Park. While several shots were fired, there were no injuries reported. At least one house was struck by bullets. Witnesses reported...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of 3 Theft Suspects

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of 3 Theft Suspects

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the persons pictured. On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 8:00 p.m., three suspects entered the Dollar General store in Charlotte Hall and loaded bars of Dove soap, containers of Arm & Hammer detergent, Dove liquid body wash and Gain detergent pods into a...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Wanted for Sexual Abuse of a Minor Arrested for Bank Robbery in Calvert County

UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Wanted for Sexual Abuse of a Minor Arrested for Bank Robbery in Calvert County

UPDATE 5/19/2019 @10:00 a.m.: Donald Edward Rankin, 63, of Lexington Park was was apprehended and arrested on Saturday, May 18, 2019, by Calvert County Sheriff’s Office detectives. In the robbery, Rankin was charged with the following ARMED ROBBERY ASSAULT-FIRST DEGREE ROBBERY ASSAULT-SEC DEGREE THEFT: $1,500 TO UNDER $25, HANDGUN IN VEHICLE HANDGUN ON PERSON...
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Wanted for Escape – Brandon Lee Bates – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Wanted for Escape – Brandon Lee Bates – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Brandon Lee Bates, 26 of Charlotte Hall. Bates has an active warrant for the charge of escape second degree for violating the conditions of his pretrial release. Bates was previously arrested on theft charges. Bates is 5’10” in height, weighs 175 pounds, and...
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8th Annual Cruisin’ Southern Maryland for Veterans Car Show is Open for Registration

8th Annual Cruisin’ Southern Maryland for Veterans Car Show is Open for Registration

Cruisin’ Southern Maryland for Veterans is a group of local car clubs dedicated to serving our veterans. Their highly-anticipated annual car show is set and open for registration! Cars and motorcycles are welcome to ride and the poker run makes for good competition. Here is a message from our dear friends at Cruisin’ Southern...
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Great Mills Woman Wanted by Police in St. Mary’s County for Escape

Great Mills Woman Wanted by Police in St. Mary’s County for Escape

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Serenity Faith Byrd, 27 of Great Mills, who is wanted on warrants for first- and second-degree escape. Byrd left an inpatient treatment center in Hagerstown without approval. Anyone with information about Byrd’s location is asked to contact Detective First Class James Bare at...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect

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

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On Sunday, May 12, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. at the California Walmart store, the suspect fraudulently used the self-checkout system to take dozens of items that were not paid for. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or...
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Police Arrest Former White Marsh Elementary School Teacher for Sex Offense from 40 Years ago

Police Arrest Former White Marsh Elementary School Teacher for Sex Offense from 40 Years ago

In September of 2018, St. Mary’s County Public Schools received information regarding possible assaults on children that occurred during the 1970’s by a former employee. St. Mary’s County Public Schools immediately notified the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, and the Criminal Investigations Division began an investigation into the allegations. The investigation determined Theodore Bell,...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Woman who Defecated on Convenience Store Floor Pleads Guilty to Destruction of Property

UPDATE: Lexington Park Woman who Defecated on Convenience Store Floor Pleads Guilty to Destruction of Property

UPDATE 4/18/2019: On Thursday, April 18, 2019, Raneisha Shantanrio Jones, 31, of Lexington Park, pleaded guilty to a destruction of property charge, after being caught on video defecating on the carpet in a convenience store in July of last year. Jones was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 58 days suspended. Jones was...
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Police Make Second Arrest After Suspects Threaten Homeowner with Gun in St. Mary’s County

Police Make Second Arrest After Suspects Threaten Homeowner with Gun in St. Mary’s County

State police from the Leonardtown Barrack arrested Daitoine Vincent Payne, 18, of California. Payne was arrested for threatening a homeowner with a handgun last Sunday afternoon in St. Mary’s County. Police are still searching for one more person involved in the incident that occurred on April 7, 2019. Payne is charged with first-degree assault, second-degree...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help in Identifying Suspect in Knife Assault

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help in Identifying Suspect in Knife Assault

On Thursday, April 4, 2019, at approximately 1:15 p.m. in the area of Pacific Drive in Lexington Park, the suspect allegedly assaulted the victim while armed with a knife. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. The suspect is known as “Ant” and is said to be...
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WANTED – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Corey Michael Arias

WANTED – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Corey Michael Arias

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Corey Michael Arias, 26 of Mechanicsville. Arias is a white male, 5’11” in height and weighs 217 pounds. Arias is wanted for Second-Degree Escape. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Arias is asked to contact the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office at...
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WANTED: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Rosanne Elizabeth Nial

WANTED: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Rosanne Elizabeth Nial

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Rosanne Elizabeth Nial, 41 of St. Inigoes. Nial is wanted on a warrant for second-degree assault. On Feb. 27, 2019, Nial was authorized to attend an inpatient treatment center in Sunderland. On March 24, 2019, she left the facility and did not return....
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Say No Sustained or Credible Threats Were Identified at Area Schools

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Say No Sustained or Credible Threats Were Identified at Area Schools

UPDATE: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted a joint investigation with St. Mary’s County Public Schools, regarding threats circulating via text messages and on social media. After an extensive investigation, no sustained or credible threats were identified. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and St. Mary’s County Public Schools will continue to fully...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Shoplifter

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Shoplifter

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On Sunday, February 24, 2019, at approximately 3:20 p.m., the suspect put a 32-inch Visio television and other merchandise into a shopping cart and left the California Walmart store without paying for the items. Anyone with information about the identity...
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