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Police in St. Mary’s, Calvert and Charles County Investigating Anti-Semitism Propaganda

Police in St. Mary’s, Calvert and Charles County Investigating Anti-Semitism Propaganda

On Sunday, June 26, 2022, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Persimmon Creek Road in Mechanicsville, after a resident found anti-Semitism items in their mailbox. A resident in Charles County posted the following photo below, stating they found it in their yard on Sunday morning. Numerous SMNEWSNET readers have contacted...
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Two Men Arrested for Shooting of Lexington Park Man

Two Men Arrested for Shooting of Lexington Park Man

UPDATE 7/2/2022: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division has arrested and charged two men with numerous firearms offenses stemming from a shooting that occurred on June 24, 2022 in Lexington Park. Arrested and charged were Daitoine Vincent Payne, age 21, and Joshua Alexander Mason, age 38 both of Lexington Park, in...
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UPDATE: Police Continue Investigation After 18-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Himself in Hollywood, Victim Flown to Trauma Center

UPDATE: Police Continue Investigation After 18-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Himself in Hollywood, Victim Flown to Trauma Center

UPDATE 6/28/2022: On Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 10:46 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 24400 block of Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood, for the reported shooting. Upon arrival, an 18-year-old male victim was located suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim was transported by helicopter...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect and Person of Interest

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft investigation. On Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 1:40 p.m., the suspect placed three items in her purse at the Optimal Vapor store in Lexington Park and left the establishment without paying. The suspect and other person of...
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Police Investigating Attempted Arson in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

Police Investigating Attempted Arson in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

On Sunday, June 26, 2022, at approximately 1:25 a.m., police and firefighters responded to the 21500 block of Forest Run Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported outside fire. The 911 caller reported someone threw a firebomb at the residence. Firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded and located a small fire near...
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Great Mills Drug Dealer Arrested After Armed Robbery in Lexington Park

Great Mills Drug Dealer Arrested After Armed Robbery in Lexington Park

On Monday, June 13, 2022, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21200 block of Mayfaire Lane in Lexington Park, for the reported robbery. The victim advised she met the suspect in the parking lot and got into his vehicle to purchase Marijuana, and stated she has bought from the...
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Wanted Lexington Park Drug Dealer Arrested After St. Mary’s County Sheriffs Office Executes Search Warrant

Wanted Lexington Park Drug Dealer Arrested After St. Mary’s County Sheriffs Office Executes Search Warrant

On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division along with detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division and members of the Emergency Services Team, executed a search and seizure warrant in the 47000 block of Festival Way in Lexington Park. Antonio George Queen, age 28 of Lexington...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Fatal Accident in Charlotte Hall, Victim Identified as 81-Year-Old Mechanicsville Woman

UPDATE: Police Investigating Fatal Accident in Charlotte Hall, Victim Identified as 81-Year-Old Mechanicsville Woman

UPDATE 6/7/2022: On Monday, June 6, 2022 at 5:23 pm, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 30343 Triangle Drive in Charlotte Hall for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival, the driver was pronounced deceased due to sustained injuries and the Sheriff’s Office’s Collision Reconstruction Unit was requested. Preliminary...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Charged in Connection of Officer Involved Shooting in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Charged in Connection of Officer Involved Shooting in Lexington Park

UPDATE 6/3/2022 @ 4:00 p.m., The suspect has been identified as Lance Richard Zuniga, age 37 of Lexington Park. Zuniga has been charged with the following below. He is currently held on a no bond status. 7 counts of ASSAULT-FIRST DEGREE 7 counts of ASSAULT-SECOND DEGREE 2 counts of RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT 1 count of...
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Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Nicolet Park in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Nicolet Park in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

On Saturday, May 28, 2022, at approximately 4:05 p.m., police responded to Nicolet Park in Lexington Park, for the reported theft. Police arrived on the scene and made contact with multiple victims who stated a black male wearing a ski mask approached them near the basketball court, implied he had a weapon and demanded...
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Police Investigating Large Fight with Shots Fired at Mechanicsville Recreation Center, One Assault Victim Flown to Trauma Center

Police Investigating Large Fight with Shots Fired at Mechanicsville Recreation Center, One Assault Victim Flown to Trauma Center

On Monday, May 30, 2022, at approximately 1:30 a.m., police responded to the St Joseph’s Recreation Center located at 40610 Kavanagh Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported large active disturbance. The 911 caller advised approximately 100 subjects were in an active fight/disturbance with one subject spraying mace, and multiple subjects firing weapons. Police arrived...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Increase Patrol Checks at Schools

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Increase Patrol Checks at Schools

For a number of years, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has provided School Resource Officers at the three public high schools and in 2019 officers were added to the four public middle schools in St. Mary’s County. In addition, the Sheriff’s Office’s Adopt-a-School program provides for deputies to “adopt” a particular elementary school...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Two Suspects Who Stole from Charlotte Hall Ace Hardware

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Two Suspects Who Stole from Charlotte Hall Ace Hardware

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the persons pictured in a theft investigation. On Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 7:10 p.m., the suspects entered the Charlotte Hall Ace Hardware store together. One of the suspects then placed a spool of wire in his jacket as the other suspect kept...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Locate Lexington Park Sex Offender Who Made Multiple Threats of Mass Violence

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Locate Lexington Park Sex Offender Who Made Multiple Threats of Mass Violence

UPDATE 5/25/2022: Officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office located Earl Benjamin Washington, Jr., 46, in St. Mary’s County today. Emergency medical personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Town Creek Drive in California, for the reported male suspect being unresponsive and vomiting blood. As medical personnel were responding to the...
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Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack Conduct Increased Enforcement Initiatives Due to Increase in Violent Crime

Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack Conduct Increased Enforcement Initiatives Due to Increase in Violent Crime

Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack have conducted several criminal enforcement initiatives over the past month as a proactive response to an increase in violent crime in St. Mary’s County. Between April 5 and May 13, 2022, troopers have participated in multiple criminal enforcement initiatives, where they have specifically targeted those areas...
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Police Searching for Operator of Vehicle After Striking Two Pedestrians in Piney Point, One Victim Flown to Trauma Center

Police Searching for Operator of Vehicle After Striking Two Pedestrians in Piney Point, One Victim Flown to Trauma Center

Update: Additional photos added on 5/22/2022 5/21/2022: On Thursday, May 19, 2022, at approximately 4:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Piney Point Road and Thomas Road in Piney Point, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving multiple pedestrians. Crews arrived on the scene to find two victims in...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Suspects Who Burglarized St. Mary’s Caring Soup Kitchen

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Suspects Who Burglarized St. Mary’s Caring Soup Kitchen

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the suspects pictured in a burglary investigation. On Friday, March 12, 2022 at 12:45 am, the suspects broke into the St. Mary’s Caring Soup Kitchen in Great Mills and carried off property. Anyone with information about the identities of the suspects or this...
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Police Investigating Shooting in Lexington Park, One Vehicle and One Residence Struck 5-11-2022

Police Investigating Shooting in Lexington Park, One Vehicle and One Residence Struck 5-11-2022

On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at approximately 10:50 p.m., police responded to the area of Yorktown Road and Kearsarge Place in Lexington Park, for multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired. Police arrived on the scene in under one minute. Deputies located at least one vehicle and one residence that was struck and damaged. No...
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St. Mary’s County Detectives Arrest 19-Year-Old Lexington Park Drug Dealer After Executing Search Warrant

St. Mary’s County Detectives Arrest 19-Year-Old Lexington Park Drug Dealer After Executing Search Warrant

On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division along with members of the Emergency Services Team (EST) served a search and seizure warrant at the residence of Joseph Daren Brooks Jr., age 19, in the 21700 block of Kearsarge Place in Lexington Park. As a result,...
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Police Investigating Drive-by Shooting in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported, One Residence Struck 5/10/2022

Police Investigating Drive-by Shooting in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported, One Residence Struck 5/10/2022

On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at approximately 3:00 a.m., police responded to the area of Yorktown Road and Kearsarge Place in Lexington Park, for multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired. One 911 caller reported hearing at least 3 gunshots and reported a white sedan was fleeing the area at a high rate of speed....
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest for 2021 Drive-by Shooting in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest for 2021 Drive-by Shooting in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE 5/9/2022: On May 5, 2022, members of the Lexington Park COPs Unit located and arrested Zeolaunte Monticello Hilliard, age 36 of Lexington Park, on an outstanding warrant for a shooting in March of 2021. On March 17, 2021, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21000 block of Pegg...
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19-Year-Old Lexington Park Teen Arrested for Illegal Possession of Firearm and Sale of Firearms to Minor

19-Year-Old Lexington Park Teen Arrested for Illegal Possession of Firearm and Sale of Firearms to Minor

In February 2022, members from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division began an investigation into the distribution, transferring, manufacturing, and purchasing of firearms to minors. During the investigation Keyshawn NMN Green, age 19 of Lexington Park, was identified as a distributer of firearms to a minor. On April 7, 2022, a search...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shots Fired in Patuxent Homes, No Injuries Reported

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shots Fired in Patuxent Homes, No Injuries Reported

On Thursday, May 5, 2022, at approximately 12:14 p.m., police responded to the area of North Essex Drive and Saratoga Drive in Lexington Park, for the reports of shots fired. Witnesses reported seeing at least four black males running from the area after the shots were heard. Police arrived on the scene and found...
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St. Mary’s County Deputies Make One Arrest in Connection of Burglary and Theft at Vape Planet, Police Searching for Second Suspect

St. Mary’s County Deputies Make One Arrest in Connection of Burglary and Theft at Vape Planet, Police Searching for Second Suspect

On April 27, 2022, at 3:12 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Vape Planet located at 21632 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the burglar alarm activation. Deputies arrived on scene and discovered the glass door to the business shattered, and various items stolen from the business....
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Charge 14-Year Old and 16-Year-Old in Connection to Multiple Burglaries in Lexington Park

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Charge 14-Year Old and 16-Year-Old in Connection to Multiple Burglaries in Lexington Park

UPDATE 5/2/2022: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division arrested and charged two male juveniles with multiple commercial burglaries and vandalisms made over the Easter weekend. Deputies performing proactive community enforcement on the night of the burglaries were able to match specific clothing seen in security video with juveniles they had contact with...
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