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Police Investigating Stabbing in Lexington Park, Victim Flown to Trauma Center

Police Investigating Stabbing in Lexington Park, Victim Flown to Trauma Center

On Thursday, November 9, 2023, at approximately 8:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of the Cherry Cove located at 21027 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported stabbing. Crews arrived on the scene to find a male victim suffering from multiple stab wounds to the upper body. Emergency...
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Lexington Park Man Sentenced to Additional 55 Years in Prison for Probation Violations After Murder at Chancellor’s Run Regional Park

Lexington Park Man Sentenced to Additional 55 Years in Prison for Probation Violations After Murder at Chancellor’s Run Regional Park

State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling announced today that Leonard Charles Hall, 29, of Lexington Park, Maryland, was sentenced to 55 years in prison for violating probation by incurring a new conviction for conspiracy to commit first degree murder. At the time of the homicide, Hall was on probation for five cases. The new conviction violated...
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Police Seeking Identity of Hit and Run Suspect in Lexington Park

Police Seeking Identity of Hit and Run Suspect in Lexington Park

At approximately 7:25 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, the subject pictured backed the white Chevy Tahoe he was driving, into a victim in the parking lot of Canopy Liquors in Great Mills, MD. The suspect then fled the area, failing to contact the damaged vehicle’s owner. Anyone with information about the identity of...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Two Shootings Within One Hour in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: Police Investigating Two Shootings Within One Hour in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 11/4/2023:  Police have released an update to the first shooting the occurred at the St. Mary’s Fine Wine and Spirts in Great Mills. The victim has succumbed to their injuries. At approximately 1:16 a.m., emergency personnel was alerted to a second shooting that took place at the Hickory Hills Shopping Center on Three...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Crash Involving Pedestrian; Witnesses Sought

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Crash Involving Pedestrian; Witnesses Sought

On Friday, October 27, 2023, at approximately 7:55 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Airport Road in California, for a report of a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. Crews arrived on the scene to find the female victim, identified as Tammy Lynn Boyle, 61, of...
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Can You Identify Robbery Suspect at California, Best Buy?

Can You Identify Robbery Suspect at California, Best Buy?

At approximately 4:10 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2023, a subject entered the Best Buy store in California, MD, and while in the store, grabbed a Sony Play Station 5 from an employee. The suspect then fled to a waiting Kia parked just outside. The robbery suspect is described as a black male with...
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Police Seeking Identities of Vehicle Theft Suspects in Lexington Park

Police Seeking Identities of Vehicle Theft Suspects in Lexington Park

On Thursday, August 3, 2023, at approximately 2:00 a.m., the two pictured subjects stole a 2014 Hyundai Sonata from the St. Mary’s Landing Apartments parking lot in Lexington Park. The suspects started and drove the vehicle a short distance before an alarm started flashing; the suspects then fled from the vehicle. Anyone with information...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating 20-Year-Old Male Shot in Lexington Park, Victim Flown to Trauma Center

UPDATE: Police Investigating 20-Year-Old Male Shot in Lexington Park, Victim Flown to Trauma Center

UPDATE: On Sunday, October 8, 2023, at 9:46 p.m., police responded to the 46000 block of Radford Lane in Lexington Park, MD, for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, Deputies located an adult male suffering from two gunshot wounds; emergency first aid was rendered. The victim was then flown to the University of...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Suspect Information in Multi-County Theft and Fraud

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Suspect Information in Multi-County Theft and Fraud

On Tuesday, July 11, 2023, police responded to Snead’s Ace Home Center, 40845 Merchant’s Lane, Leonardtown, MD, for the report of a possibly fraudulent transaction. Two subjects (pictured) entered the store, purchased items using a credit card, and immediately returned the items, requesting the refund to be credited to a different credit card. The...
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Health Department Awarded Grant to Expand Violence Intervention Program

Health Department Awarded Grant to Expand Violence Intervention Program

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has been awarded funding through the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services to support violence prevention in partnership with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office (SMCSO). Funding from the $318,901 grant will expand the Group Violence Intervention (GVI) recently established by SMCSO and SMCHD...
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UPDATE: Detectives Investigating Man Shot in Lexington Park, Victim Flown to Trauma Center

UPDATE: Detectives Investigating Man Shot in Lexington Park, Victim Flown to Trauma Center

UPDATE 10/2/2023: On Sunday, October 1, 2023, at 12:14 a.m., police responded to an apartment in the 46000 block of Hilton Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located a 21-year-old male victim suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper right thigh and upper right bicep. Deputies administered...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Sentenced to Maximum Penalty of 10 Years in Prison for Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in 2022

UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Sentenced to Maximum Penalty of 10 Years in Prison for Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in 2022

UPDATE 9/28/2023: State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling announced today that Matthew Mark Mazza, 28, of Lexington Park, Maryland, was sentenced to the maximum penalty of ten years in prison for the felony manslaughter by motor vehicle that tragically took the life of an 18-year-old victim. On July 9, 2022, at approximately 3:35 am, deputies from the...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for 2022 Stabbing

UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for 2022 Stabbing

UPDATE 9/22/2023: State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling announced today that Frederick Lee Weems, Jr., 44, of Lexington Park, Maryland, was sentenced to 35 years with 20 years of active incarceration for an incident involving a stabbing. On January 8, 2022, at approximately 3:16 a.m., deputies with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Great...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Gang Related Shooting Results in Suspect Being Shot in Head by His Accomplice

UPDATE: Lexington Park Gang Related Shooting Results in Suspect Being Shot in Head by His Accomplice

UPDATE 9/13/2023: On August 18th, 2023, at 9:55 p.m., police responded to the 46100 block of West Westbury Blvd in Lexington Park for multiple 911 calls reporting shots being fired. Police arrived on the scene and located a large number of 5.56×45 and 9mm shell casings in the middle of the roadway, along with an...
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UPDATE: Prentiss Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Assault

UPDATE: Prentiss Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Assault

UPDATE 9/12/2023: State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling announced today that Walter Crouse Prentiss, III, 43, was sentenced to a total of 30 years in the Division of Corrections, with 15 years of active incarceration to serve in prison for his involvement in a series of domestic violence assaults. Mr. Prentiss was convicted of assaulting a...
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Two Charles County Officers Injured During Arrest of Wanted Fugitive in Lexington Park

Two Charles County Officers Injured During Arrest of Wanted Fugitive in Lexington Park

UPDATE 9/12/2023: On Tuesday, September 12 at 10:58 a.m., members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit attempted to arrest Anthony Kavon Brown, 23, of Waldorf, who was at a business in St. Mary’s County. Brown was the subject of four active warrants charging him with violation of a protective order, failure to...
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St. Mary’s County Cold Case: Deondre Augustus “Gus” age 20 of Lexington Park

St. Mary’s County Cold Case: Deondre Augustus “Gus” age 20 of Lexington Park

On Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 11:38 p.m., police units responded to the area of Sell Drive, Lexington Park, Maryland for the report of a motor vehicle striking a tree. Upon police arrival it was determined the operator of the vehicle, Deandre Agustus Hawkins, age 20, of Lexington Park had a gunshot wound in...
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2020 Murder of 21-Year-Old St. Mary’s County Man, Antoine Jamal Bowman Remains Unsolved

2020 Murder of 21-Year-Old St. Mary’s County Man, Antoine Jamal Bowman Remains Unsolved

On August 22, 2020, at approximately 12:30 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21800 block of Ronald Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported shooting. Upon arrival a male victim was located suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was identified as Antione Jamal Bowman, age 21 of...
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Still No Arrest After Citizen Shot in Lexington Park, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating

Still No Arrest After Citizen Shot in Lexington Park, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating

On Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at approximately 8:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the 21000 block of Windsor Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported shooting. Crews arrived on the scene to find a male victim suffering a reported graze wound to the back. The victim was transported to an area...
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Burglary of Smoke Shop Leads to Barricade, Police Make 5 Arrests and Recover Stolen Property

Burglary of Smoke Shop Leads to Barricade, Police Make 5 Arrests and Recover Stolen Property

On Monday, July 24, 2023, at 12:12 a.m., units responded to the Cloud Smoke Shop located at 22811 Three Notch Road in California, for an alarm. Upon arrival, evidence of forced entry was found. Video showed the suspect filling a black backpack with stolen items, the suspect looked at the camera and fled back...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Assault Suspects at ABC Liquor and Lounge

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Assault Suspects at ABC Liquor and Lounge

On June 27, 2023, at approximately 12:40 AM, Deputies responded to the ABC Liquor and Lounge in California, MD for a reported active fight. “While there were several subjects involved, most have been identified. We are still seeking the identity of the two subjects pictured. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspects...
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UPDATE: Waldorf Woman Charged in Connection to Murder of 18-Year-Old Transgender Woman at Big Dogs in Paradise Bar

UPDATE: Waldorf Woman Charged in Connection to Murder of 18-Year-Old Transgender Woman at Big Dogs in Paradise Bar

UPDATE 7/25/2023: Following an arrest warrant and criminal indictment filed on June 6th, and July 10th, 2023. Erin Nicolle Battle age 29 of Waldorf was taken into custody earlier this month and is being held without bond. Battle has been charged with Murder 1st Degree, Firearm Use/Felony/Violent Crime, and Accessory After Fact Murder 1st...
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Brandywine Man Arrested After Violent Crime Spree in Charles and St. Mary’s County Involving Armed Carjacking, Home Invasion and High Speed Pursuits

Brandywine Man Arrested After Violent Crime Spree in Charles and St. Mary’s County Involving Armed Carjacking, Home Invasion and High Speed Pursuits

On July 18, 2023, at 4:17 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warrant/Fugitive Unit were attempting to locate Kenneth Tyrell Wade-Greene, 33, of Brandywine, who had several active warrants for his arrest stemming from violent crimes that occurred in St. Mary’s County Wade-Greene was observed in the area of Woodville Road in Brandywine driving a...
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UPDATE: Arrest Made After Assault in Lexington Park Leaves 19-Year-Old in Critical Condition

UPDATE: Arrest Made After Assault in Lexington Park Leaves 19-Year-Old in Critical Condition

UPDATE 7/22/2023: Police have identified the suspect as 19-year-old Steve Yair Hernandez-Maldonado of Lexington Park. He is currently being held on a no-bond status and is charged with Attempted Murder 1st Degree, Attempted Murder 2nd Degree, Assault 1st Degree and Assault 2nd Degree, along with two open warrants for Theft and Assault 2nd Degree....
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Police Investigating Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park That Sends One to Hospital

Police Investigating Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park That Sends One to Hospital

On Sunday, July 16, 2023, at approximately 2:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Lincoln Avenue in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find three vehicles in the roadway with one patient with injuries. The operator of...
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