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Abduction Reported in Lexington Park

Abduction Reported in Lexington Park

Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the claims of a 15-year-old Lexington Park girl who reported to have been abducted. The only description available at this time is a male subject driving a grey van. The abduction was reported to have occurred in the River Bay area of Lexington Park. The Sheriff’s Office has not...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Assistance Locating Fugitive

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Assistance Locating Fugitive

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Michael Issiah Harrison, 28 of California. Harrison is wanted by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office for Failure to Appear in Court on a felony theft (over $10,000) charge. Additional charges for theft and assault, have also been filed against Harrison...
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Do you Know this Fraud Suspect?

Do you Know this Fraud Suspect?

Between July, 17 and July, 24 2014, the unidentified suspect pictured in this article used a victim’s debit card number to make fraudulent purchases in Anne Arundel and Montgomery Counties in Maryland. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect or about this crime in general is asked to call Detective M. Green...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Woman Still on the run After Stealing Girl Scout Money

UPDATE: Lexington Park Woman Still on the run After Stealing Girl Scout Money

UPDATE: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating Crystal Faith Rupprecht, 24 years old, of Lexington Park. On Wednesday, February 12, 2014, suspect Rupprecht stole jewelry, several hundred dollars in cash, and an envelope containing checks made out to a local Girl Scout troop for cookies from a victim’s...
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UPDATE: Criminal Celebrates Birthday in Jail Thanks to Crime Solver’s

UPDATE: Criminal Celebrates Birthday in Jail Thanks to Crime Solver’s

UPDATE: It didn’t take long for Lerrel Eric Carey to be captured. After being featured on SMNEWSNET yesterday a tip came into the St. Mary’s County Crime Solver’s that helped put Carey behind bars again. Carey will appear before a judge on Friday, August 29, for a bail hearing. Be sure to check the St. Mary’s...
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SMCSO Investigating Suspicious Incident – Wildewood

SMCSO Investigating Suspicious Incident – Wildewood

On August 18, 2014 at 5:30 PM, deputies responded to the area of Widewood Parkway and Dahlia Drive for a suspicious incident. The Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a single report that a male juvenile was riding his bicycle when he heard a male voice say, “Hey, get in here.” The juvenile turned to...
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Maryland State Police Request Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

Maryland State Police Request Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

On Friday, July 18, 2014 Trooper First Class D. Buckalew with the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack, investigated a theft / fraud that occurred at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet located in Lexington Park. The suspect pictured used a stolen PNC Bank credit card and made unauthorized purchases. If you can identify the suspect, or have...
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UPDATE: Robert Harrod Arrested in Lexington Park Strong Arm Robbery Case

UPDATE 8/9/14: Robert Doral Harrod, 27 of Lexington Park was arrested on Saturday, August 9, 2014 and charged with robbery, assault, and theft. Harrod, appeared before District Court Commissioner, James Karaczynski and bail was set at $10,000. 6/3/14: On Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at approximately 10:15 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sherriff’s Office responded...
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House Destroyed by Fire in Lexington Park

House Destroyed by Fire in Lexington Park

The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshall Reports on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 3:47 a.m. the Bay District, Valley Lee, Hollywood and NDW Patuxent River Fire Departments responded to eh 21600 block of Enterprise Road in Patuxent Homes for the report of a house fire. It took the 31 firefighters approximately 20 minutes...
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UPDATE: Stolen KIX Hammer Located

UPDATE: Stolen KIX Hammer Located

UPDATE: When 15-year-old Caitlyn McKinney, of Charlotte Hall went with her mother to feed the ducks she noticed a colorful object in the ditch. Upon further inspection she realized it was a “big hammer”, after taking the hammer back home a family member recognized as the “KIX HAMMER” she had seen online earlier that...
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Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Theft Suspects in Charlotte Hall

 The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the two pictured suspects who entered the NAPA Auto Parts store located at 29240 Three Notch Road, in Charlotte Hall on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 1:30 p.m., and stole a 1/2 inch Ingersoll-Rand impact wrench valued at $200. Suspect #2 engaged the employees...
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UPDATE: Quade Sentenced in Strickland Murder

UPDATE: 8/1/2014 10:30p.m.  John Quade, Jr. has been sentenced by Judge David Densford for the murder of Moneta Jo Strickland. Judge Densford imposed the maximum sentence of 30 years in prison for the charge of Second Degree Murder. During the sentencing Judge Densford described Quade as dangerous man and everyone’s nightmare in the community....
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Arrests Made in Wicomico Shores Vandalism Incidents

Arrests Made in Wicomico Shores Vandalism Incidents

Between March and June of 2014, the Wicomico Shores neighborhood experienced a rash of what appeared to be related property destruction/vandalism offenses. Suspects damaged the newly built pavilion, bath house, and public docks at the Wicomico Shores Park/ boat dock area. Several vehicles were scratched or “keyed” or their tires punctured. Publicly owned property...
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Leonardtown Couple Arrested for Crack and Marijuana Distribution

Leonardtown Couple Arrested for Crack and Marijuana Distribution

During the past several months, Travis Richardson, 28 of Leonardtown, was identified as a distributor of cocaine and detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office obtained a search and seizure warrant for his home and person. Detectives, assisted by members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Support Team, the St. Mary’s...
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SMNEWSNET EXCLUSIVE: Developing News Stories

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Hermenegido Escamill Granados AKA: Hermenegildo Escamill-Granados 30, of Frederick, Maryland was arrested by a member of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division. Granados was charged with sexual solicitation of a minor and prostitution, for an incident that occurred in May of 2014. According to court documents, Granados  appeared before...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Inviting you and Your Neighborhood to get Ready for “America’s Night Out” Against Crime

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Inviting you and Your Neighborhood to get Ready for “America’s Night Out” Against Crime

On Tuesday August 5, 2014, neighborhoods throughout St. Mary’s County are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 31st Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and will involve over 11,000 communities from all 50...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Requesting Public’s Help Identifying Theft Suspects

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help to identify the suspects pictured in this article who were allegedly involved in a theft scheme at the Tru-Value Hardware Store located on Triangle Drive in Charlotte Hall. On June 26, 2014, the male suspect got out of the silver van, entered the store...
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UPDATE: Suspects who Caused Damage to BMX Track Have Been Identified

UPDATE: Suspects who Caused Damage to BMX Track Have Been Identified

UPDATE:  The suspects have been identified as a result of information provided by citizens. 7/15/2014: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects pictured in this article. On July 13, 2014, these suspects caused substantial damage to the BMX track located in Chaptico, Maryland. Anyone with information...
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UPDATE: Arrest Made in Wawa Armed Robbery

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Wawa Armed Robbery

UPDATE 7/14/14 : On July 5, 2014 at approximately 12:24 AM, Sheriff’s Office Patrol units responded to the Wawa store on Three Notch Rd., California, Maryland, for the report of a robbery. Upon arrival deputies determined a white male suspect entered the store and proceeded behind the counter where he removed five cartons of...
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Assault/Robbery Reported in California

Assault/Robbery Reported in California

A victim met with friends at a residence in San Souci Plaza in the early morning hours on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. An argument ensued between the victim and a known suspect. The victim was allegedly assaulted by the suspect and the suspects friends. After the assault, one of the male suspects stole money...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Seeking Information in Stolen Motor Cycle Case

Police in St. Mary’s County Seeking Information in Stolen Motor Cycle Case

On June 5, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., the owner of a 2000 Harley Davidson Fatboy model motorcycle parked it for sale in the parking lot of Moore’s Driving Academy in the 27000 block of Three Notch Road. When the owner returned at 11:00 p.m. the same day, the motorcycle was gone. The motorcycle has distinguishing...
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UPDATE VIDEO & PHOTOS RELEASED: Second Daytime Armed Robbery in Four Days Reported in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE VIDEO & PHOTOS RELEASED: Second Daytime Armed Robbery in Four Days Reported in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 6/24/14 1:00p.m. – On June 22, 2014 at 4:47 PM, deputies responded to the New Market Pharmacy located at 29015 Three Notch Road for a reported armed robbery. The initial investigation revealed two black male suspects entered the pharmacy demanding drugs and US currency from the sole employee operating the business. One of...
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One Arrest Made in California Armed Robbery

One Arrest Made in California Armed Robbery

On May 9, 2014, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the La Quinta Inn located in California, for the report of an armed robbery which occurred outside the business. The initial investigation by patrol deputies determined two victims were approached by a suspect armed with a handgun who demanded the...
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UPDATE: Daytime Armed Robbery Reported in Charlotte Hall

UPDATE: Daytime Armed Robbery Reported in Charlotte Hall

UPDATE: On June 18, 2014 at approximately 11:06 a.m., St Mary’s County Emergency Operations Center broadcasted an armed robbery at T.C. Martins, Jewelers, located at 30105 Three Notch Rd, Charlotte Hall. Corporal Murphy from the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack arrived on the scene and learned that two black males entered the store and brandished...
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Suspect Wanted in St. Mary’s County Counterfeiting Case

Suspect Wanted in St. Mary’s County Counterfeiting Case

On May 3, 2014 deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the McKay’s Foodland for the report of two suspects passing counterfeit $100 bills while making purchases. The investigation was forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Division. Detectives were able to determine two suspects entered the business and each presented the clerk...
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