St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers

Crime Incident Briefs for St. Mary’s County – 3/10/14

Crime Incident Briefs for St. Mary’s County – 3/10/14

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: 3-7-14 INDECENT EXPOSURE – Deputy Lloyd responded to San Souci Plaza and made contact with a victim who indicated 2 black male suspects approached her asking for money. One of the suspects then exposed his private area to the victim. Case remains open....
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Wanted Virginia Sex Offender Located and Arrested in Leonardtown

Wanted Virginia Sex Offender Located and Arrested in Leonardtown

On March 2, 2014 Detective Corporal William Raddatz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigations Division, Sex Offender Compliance Unit, received information Jermaine D. Wilson, age 23, of Norfolk, Va. was residing at a residence in Leonardtown. Wilson is a registered sex offender in the state of Virginia and had failed to...
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Crime Incident Briefs for St. Mary’s County – 3/4/14

Crime Incident Briefs for St. Mary’s County – 3/4/14

2-28-14 sometime between 2-25-14 and 2-28-14 unknown suspect(s) sprayed paint on the victim’s vehicle while it was parked on Mayfaire Lane in Lexington Park. Case was suspended. 2-28-14 a victim reported receiving threatening phone calls from a known suspect at her residence in Great Mills. Case is open. 2-28-14 unknown suspect(s) spray painted a...
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St. Mary’s Crime Report 3/2/14

St. Mary’s Crime Report 3/2/14

On February 21, 2014, Deputy Gaskill responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a fight between inmates. The investigation revealed, suspect Sean Ross Alpert, 37, of Brandywine, struck another inmate in the face with his fist. Suspect Alpert was charged with 2nd Degree Assault on DOC employee (inmate). On February 22, 2014,...
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Michael Lashawn Johnson, Wanted for Escape

Michael Lashawn Johnson, Wanted for Escape

Michael Lashawn Johnson Date of Birth: 10-12-1987 Black Male Height: 6’1″ Weight: 165 lbs. If you see Johnson or have any information regarding his whereabouts call the Sheriff’s Office at 301.475.8008 or CRIME SOLVERS AT 301.475.3333 if you wish to remain anonymous.
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Crime Incident Briefs for St. Mary’s County – 2/27/14

Crime Incident Briefs for St. Mary’s County – 2/27/14

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office investigating the following incidents: 2-25-14 deputies responded to the area of Willows Road and Green Tree Drive for the report of shots fired. An extensive canvass of the area was conducted by deputies however no one was located. 2-25-14 a victim who resides in Lexington Park reported an unknown...
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Lexington Park COPS Unit to Host Community Meeting

Lexington Park COPS Unit to Host Community Meeting

Lexington Park, Maryland – The Lexington Park Community Oriented Policing Unit, known as COPs, will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Social hall located on South Shangri La Drive. In August 2013, when the Lexington Park COPs Unit began, the primary...
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Investigators Launch new Strategy to Patrol Online Marketplace for Stolen Property

Investigators Launch new Strategy to Patrol Online Marketplace for Stolen Property

Maryland State Police property crime investigators launch a new strategy to patrol the online marketplace for stolen property. Since the inception of RAPID, the Regional Automated Property Information Database, in 2009, law enforcement agencies statewide have recovered over $18 million dollars in stolen property. Using the innovative tool, equipped with over 11 million searchable...
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Police Catch House Burglar Red-Handed

Police Catch House Burglar Red-Handed

On Friday, February 14, 2014, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division learned that a burglary was planned to take place at a residence located on Guy Farm Lane, in Mechanicsville. Police were informed that Tyler Patrick Springer, 20 of Hollywood was planning on committing a burglary to the residence...
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UPDATE: Home Invasion/Armed Robbery Reported in Dameron

UPDATE: Home Invasion/Armed Robbery Reported in Dameron

UPDATE: On February 5, 2014 at 2:35 A.M. Sheriff’s Office Patrol units responded to a residence in Dameron, for the report of a burglary to an occupied residence. Upon arrival deputies met with the female victim who advised 3 suspects had forced open her front door, entered her residence, produced a handgun and demanded...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating the Death of Man Found on the Side of the Road in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Police Investigating the Death of Man Found on the Side of the Road in Lexington Park

UPDATE – Official Press Release : On February 2, 2014 at approximately 10:09 PM, Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies responded to a report of an unconscious person in the area of Pacific Drive in Lexington Park. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a male subject, identified as Melvin J. Craddock, age 35, of Lexington Park, Md. lying in...
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Third Armed Robbery on the Streets of St. Mary’s County in Two Days

Third Armed Robbery on the Streets of St. Mary’s County in Two Days

On Friday, January 31, 2014, at approximately 10:30 p.m., an armed robbery in the area of MacArthur Boulevard, in California was reported. A male victim reported that he had been robbed by three black males, who were wearing all black. One suspect was armed a handgun. The suspects were last seen headed towards the Shoppers Food...
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Two Armed Robberies Reported in Three Hours in Lexington Park

Two Armed Robberies Reported in Three Hours in Lexington Park

On Thursday, January 30,2014, at approximately 10:30 pm, an armed robbery on Great Mills Road was reported. A male victim reported that he had been robbed by two black males, who wearing all black. One suspect was armed with what was described as a set of brass knuckles, while the other had a handgun....
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure Again

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure Again

UPDATE: Donald Leo Parks, 20 of Lexington Park was arrested on January 24, 2014 and charged with indecent exposure . Parks is currently incarcerated in the St Mary’s County Detention Center on a $3,500 bail. Parks was found guilty of indecent exposure on October 17, 2013 and is currently on probation for that crime. 12/19/2013: On...
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Suspected Drug Overdose Death Leads to Arrest in Mechanicsville

Suspected Drug Overdose Death Leads to Arrest in Mechanicsville

On Thursday, January 23, 2014 St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to Morganza Turner Road, in Mechanicsville for a 911 call reporting a “subject not breathing”. The victim, a 37 year-old male was located on the floor of the home and was pronounced dead. Units from various divisions of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s...
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Apartment Struck by Bullets in Great Mills

Apartment Struck by Bullets in Great Mills

On Monday, January 20, at approximately 10:45 p.m.,  police responded to 45000 Fox Chase Drive in Great Mills for reports of shots fired. Witnesses reported being  inside their apartment when they heard several shots and several rounds entered the apartment. Another witness reported seeing a male  running behind the apartment and get into a...
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Early Morning Barn Fire in Hollywood

Early Morning Barn Fire in Hollywood

On Sunday, January 19, at approximately 2:15 a.m.,  firefighters from Hollywood, Bay District, and Leonardtown were alerted to report of a barn fire in the area of St. John’s Road in Hollywood. Crews arrived on scene to discover a  75′ x 30′ wood framed barn with heavy fire showing. Fire crews worked for over two...
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Assault in Great Mills Leads to Fly Out

Assault in Great Mills Leads to Fly Out

On Saturday, January 18, at approximately 3:30 a.m., a 31 year-old white male was assaulted by several unknown black males in the parking lot of the Fox Chase Apartments, in Great Mills. The victim was located by police in the parking lot and was extremely intoxicated. Two men had witnessed the assault but advised...
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Critical Missing Person Has Been Located

Critical Missing Person Has Been Located

UPDATE: Matthew Holmes, the critical missing person, has been located. SMNEWSNET would like to thank all of our Facebook fans, who shared the information. 1/16/14: The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate Matthew Holmes. Holmes is  listed as a critically missing person. Holmes has been diagnosed as “bi-polar” and suffers from depression. Holmes believes...
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St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office Receives Two Segways

St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office Receives Two Segways

On January 14, 2014, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received two Segways, which were purchased using Homeland Security grant funding. Deputies will use the Segways to patrol areas of the county unreachable by car, such as the Three Notch Trail in Mechanicsville, as well as for community events and special operations.
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Public’s Help Needed Identifying Four Vandals at Point Lookout Lighthouse

Public’s Help Needed Identifying Four Vandals at Point Lookout Lighthouse

On Sunday, December 22, 2013 at approximately 2:00 a.m., the Point Lookout lighthouse was broken into by 4 vandals (appears to be 3 males and 1 female). Two of the perpetrators have unique hairstyles that should make them easier to identify. Anyone who can identify the individuals in the video is asked to call...
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Gas Pump Catches Fire After Hit and Run

Gas Pump Catches Fire After Hit and Run

On Wednesday, January 1, 2014, at approximately 10:50 p.m., firefighters from Bay District were alerted to report of a fire in the parking lot of the Sheetz located at the intersection of Great Mills Road and Point Lookout Road, in Great Mills. Crews arrived on scene to discover a gasoline pump on its side,...
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