St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers

Help Identify Theft Suspect who Stole Woman’s Purse in California

Help Identify Theft Suspect who Stole Woman’s Purse in California

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 at approximately 9:15 a.m, a tall black male (seen in the video) stole a purse containing a very large sum of cash. The victim was at the Cheseldine Car Wash, at 22667 Mercedes Drive, in California, when the suspect stole a purse containing $5,000 cash from the front seat of...
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Police Investigating Shooting in Lexington Park

Police Investigating Shooting in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at approximately 2:40 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Suburban Drive in Lexington Park for a report of a shooting. Deputies and Maryland State Troopers arrived on scene and made contact with a 25-year-old St. Inigoes man suffering from injuries. The victim claimed to have been...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Urgently Requesting Public’s Assistance Locating Pekka Heinonen

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Urgently Requesting Public’s Assistance Locating Pekka Heinonen

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) are urgently requesting the public’s assistance in locating Pekka Robert Heinonen, 59, of Great Mills, wanted for failure to appear in the Circuit Court of St. Mary’s County. In April of 2017, Heinonen was convicted by a jury of Assault First Degree...
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Pennsylvania Couple Lead Police on High Speed Chase in Stolen Car

Pennsylvania Couple Lead Police on High Speed Chase in Stolen Car

On Thursday, April 27, 2017, at approximately 7:35 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies located a stolen 2001 Buick Regal in the area of Route 5 and Route 235. The investigation revealed two suspects, a male and a female were involved in a theft from a vehicle in the parking lot of Giant...
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Sheriff’s Office Asks for Public’s Help Identifying Theft & Fraud Suspects

Sheriff’s Office Asks for Public’s Help Identifying Theft & Fraud Suspects

On Monday, December 5, 2016, at 11 p.m., the suspects used the victim’s stolen credit card to make several large purchases at the Prince Frederick Walmart located at 150 Solomons Island Road in Calvert County. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspects and/or this incident is asked to contact Cpl. Corcoran of...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Man Wanted for Escape

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Man Wanted for Escape

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating, Ralph Charles Ackroyd, 52, who has an active arrest warrant for escape. On Monday, April 17, 2017, Ackroyd cut off his GPS monitoring system. Ackroyd is described as a white male, 5’09”, and 250 lbs. He has short gray hair and...
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Sheriff’s Office Investigating Hit & Run Involving Unoccupied Police Vehicle

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Hit & Run Involving Unoccupied Police Vehicle

On Sunday, April 23, 2017, at approximately 12:30 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 43000 block of Drum Cliff Road in Hollywood for a motor vehicle collision. The preliminary investigation reveals an unknown suspect was traveling on Drum Cliff Road in Hollywood when for unknown reasons the operator failed to...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Begin Issuing Citations to Off-Road Vehicles

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Begin Issuing Citations to Off-Road Vehicles

The change of weather has caused an increase of illegally operated off-road vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, and similar vehicles being operated throughout St. Mary’s County on roadways, private property, and in residential areas. These vehicles pose a considerable safety threat to riders and residents, whether on the public or private property. The St. Mary’s County...
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Outstanding Assault Warrants for St. Mary’s County

Outstanding Assault Warrants for St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following suspects with Outstanding Assault Warrants. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to contact Deputy Hannah Smith at 301-475-4200, ext. *8123 or by email, at Hannah.Smith@stmarysmd.com. Anyone with information is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text...
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UPDATE – VIDEO: Woman Claims to Have Been Shot While in Tall Timbers

UPDATE – VIDEO: Woman Claims to Have Been Shot While in Tall Timbers

UPDATE 4/11/2017 @ 3:30 p.m.: On Saturday, April 8, 2017, at approximately 5:18 p.m., victim Lori Milligan, 56, drove to the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department on South Shangri-La Drive suffering from a gunshot wound to her chest. The victim was flown to Prince George’s Hospital Center for treatment. The circumstances surrounding the incident remain...
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Maryland State Police Arrests, Warrant Services, and DUI Report for Leonardtown 4/9/2017

Maryland State Police Arrests, Warrant Services, and DUI Report for Leonardtown 4/9/2017

Maryland State Police from the Leonardtown Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Shoplifting – On Wednesday March 1, 2017 at 7:06 pm, Senior Trooper Evans responded to the Kohls Department Store in Lexington Park for a reported shoplifting. Investigation revealed that Ra’liyah De’nejae A’lexu Tyler, 18, of Lexington Park and Tryquan Marqueze Lee, 21,...
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Two Waldorf Men Charged with Theft, Burglary and Destruction of Property

Two Waldorf Men Charged with Theft, Burglary and Destruction of Property

Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 19000 block of Secluded Way Court, in Drayden, for the report of two subjects stealing HVAC units from a vacant residence. A witness maintained visual contact of the suspects and the suspect vehicle, providing continuous updates of their location to the Emergency Communications Dispatcher.  Deputy...
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Townhouse Fire in Leonardtown Ruled Arson

Townhouse Fire in Leonardtown Ruled Arson

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at approximately 10:12 p.m., firefighters from Leonardtown and surrounding departments were alerted to report of a townhouse fire at 22798 Lawrence Avenue, in Leonardtown. Crews arrived on scene to discover a vacant two story townhouse with smoke showing. An investigation revealed that the fire was intentionally set with an incendiary...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Seeking Suspects Identity

Police in St. Mary’s County Seeking Suspects Identity

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person pictured. Anyone with information is asked to contact Corporal Brian Connelly at 301-863-4816, ext. 1456.
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UPDATE: Critically Missing Person Has Been Located

UPDATE: Critically Missing Person Has Been Located

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a critically missing person, Edwin Parran Johnson III. Johnson was last seen operating a navy blue 2000 Chevrolet S10 bearing MD registration—08H020. A silver alert has been issued for Edwin Parran Johnson III. He was last seen in the 26000 block...
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Police Make Quick Arrests in Lexington Park Liquor Store Burglary

On Friday, March 17, 2017, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to International Beverage (Cadillac Jacks) in Lexington Park for a burglary. The investigation revealed two subjects attempted to break through the front door but were unsuccessful. The suspects returned a second time, forced entry into the business, and stole property. The Criminal...
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Suspect Wanted for Attempted Robbery and Assault in Leonardtown

Suspect Wanted for Attempted Robbery and Assault in Leonardtown

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Marcus Anthony Day, age 20. Day has an active arrest warrant for attempted robbery and assault stemming from an incident that occurred on August 2016 in Leonardtown. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Melissa Hulse at...
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Sex Offender From St. Mary’s County Wanted for Failure to Register

Sex Offender From St. Mary’s County Wanted for Failure to Register

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Willie Jae Johnson, age 35. Johnson is a Tier III offender, meaning he will remain on the registry for life. He has an active arrest warrant for Failure to Register. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Alert: Critically Missing Person Has Been Located

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Alert: Critically Missing Person Has Been Located

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating, Jessica Helen Reed, a critically missing person. Reed was last seen on March 15, 2017, around 4:00 p.m., in the Manor Road area in Chaptico, Maryland. She may be operating a Gold 2000 Buick Lasabre with Maryland tags – 8CD6202. Anyone...
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Outstanding Theft Warrants for St. Mary’s County

Outstanding Theft Warrants for St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating suspects with Outstanding Theft Warrants. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to contact Deputy Hannah Smith at 301-475-4200, ext. *8123 or by email, at Hannah.Smith@stmarysmd.com. Anyone with information is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text a tip to...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Offering Citizens Web-Based Method to Report Minor Crimes

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Offering Citizens Web-Based Method to Report Minor Crimes

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is now offering citizens a web-based method to report minor crimes where there is no suspect information or other investigative leads. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Online Reporting System can be used to report any suspicious incidents, lost property, theft, or vandalism, where no suspect is known...
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UPDATE: Clinton Gantt Arrested in Charles County

UPDATE: Clinton Gantt Arrested in Charles County

UPDATE 3/12/2017: Clinton Maurice Gantt, who was wanted by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was arrested in Charles County by Deputy V. Warker, of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. Gantt was arrested late Saturday Night, March 11, 2017 and charged with the following crimes Possession of Drugs (Not Marijuana) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Escape (Gantt...
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Outstanding Burglary Warrants for St. Mary’s County

Outstanding Burglary Warrants for St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating suspects with Outstanding Burglary Warrants. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to contact Deputy Hannah Smith at 301-475-4200, ext. *8123 or by email, at Hannah.Smith@stmarysmd.com. Anyone with information is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text a tip...
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Outstanding Assault Warrants for St. Mary’s County

Outstanding Assault Warrants for St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating suspects with Outstanding Assault Warrants. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to contact Deputy Hannah Smith at 301-475-4200, ext. *8123 or by email, at Hannah.Smith@stmarysmd.com. Anyone with information is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text a tip...
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Investigation Into Death Of A St. Mary’s County Man Continues

Investigation Into Death Of A St. Mary’s County Man Continues

Maryland State Police investigators at the Leonardtown Barrack identified a St. Mary’s County man found in a pond behind his home on Saturday afternoon and continue their investigation into his death. The deceased is identified as James O’Grady, 53, of Mechanicsville. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. The cause and manner of death...
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