Law Enforcement

Calvert County Crime Report – 8/8/2017

Calvert County Crime Report – 8/8/2017

During the week of July 31 – August 6 – deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1, 418 calls for service throughout the community.  Arrests:  7/31/17 – Tykee Dallas  36 of Baltimore, CDS Possession not marijuana & possession of paraphernalia  8/1/17 – James Zalovick 30 of Prince Frederick, Trespassing, Fraud and Obstruct/Hinder.  8/1/17...
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UPDATE: VIDEO ADDED – Anne Arundel County Police Officer Suspended After Violating Citizens First Amendment to Record Him

UPDATE: VIDEO ADDED – Anne Arundel County Police Officer Suspended After Violating Citizens First Amendment to Record Him

On Saturday, August 5, 2017 at approximately 4:15 p.m., Corporal Wolford, ID #1740, of the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to a customer dispute call in the 8200 block of Sebring Court in Severn. While the officer was discussing the matter with one of the involved parties, his interactions were being video recorded...
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Death Investigation Underway at Point Lookout State Park

Death Investigation Underway at Point Lookout State Park

On Monday, August 7, 2017, at approximately 2:30 p.m., police and emergency medical services personnel responded to a pier at Point Lookout State Park, in Scotland, for the report of a male suffering from a gunshot wound. The male was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene. The victim will be transported to the Office...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Serious Motorcycle Accident

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Serious Motorcycle Accident

On Sunday, August 6, 2017 at approximately 11:58 a.m., deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a serious personal injury accident at the intersection of Maryland Route 261 and Ponds Wood Road in Huntingtown. A preliminary investigation revealed that a 2009 Ford Flex, operated by Roxana Elizabeth Villatoro, 26 , of Washington,...
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Fire Marshal Investigating Attempted Vehicle Arson in Waldorf

Fire Marshal Investigating Attempted Vehicle Arson in Waldorf

On Sunday, August 6, 2017, police responded to Dorset Drive, in Waldorf, after the owner of a black, Chevrolet Camaro SS reported a fire was set to the driver’s side floorboard. Between the evening hours of 8/3/17 and the afternoon hours of 8/6/17, unknown suspect(s) made entry into the vehicle and attempted to set...
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Motor Vehicle Accident Sends Scooter Operator to Trauma Center

Motor Vehicle Accident Sends Scooter Operator to Trauma Center

On Monday, August 7, 2017, at approximately 11:20 a.m., police and emergency personnel were dispatched to Great Mills Road, in the area of Lexwood Drive, in Lexington Park for the report of a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle. Crews arrived on scene and discover a two vehicle collision involving a SUV and a...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Addition to K9 Unit

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Addition to K9 Unit

Sheriff Troy D. Berry and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are pleased to announce the arrival of Copper, the newest addition to the K9 Unit. Copper is a 10-week-old bloodhound from Lietchfield, KY, and will soon begin training to work alongside his partner, Pfc. Darin Behm. Pfc. Behm, a K9 Officer with the CCSO,...
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VIDEO – Police Still Investigating Armed Robbery of Green Turtle in La Plata

VIDEO – Police Still Investigating Armed Robbery of Green Turtle in La Plata

On March 2, 2017, at approximately 2:12 a.m., three males wearing masks and dark clothing entered an unlocked door of the Green Turtle on St. Mary’s Avenue in La Plata and approached an employee. One of the suspects was armed with a gun and ordered the employee to give them cash. After obtaining money,...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/7/2017 to 8/11/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/7/2017 to 8/11/2017

During the week of August 7, to August 11, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Police Request Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

Police Request Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the suspect pictured. On May 30, 2017, the suspect pictured, opened a credit card in the victim’s name and attempted to purchase over $800 in electronics at a Kohl’s Department Store in Alexandria, VA. The suspect attempted to use a fake driver license...
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Charles County Crime Solvers Offering up to $5,000 Reward in Modell’s Robbery Case

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering up to $5,000 Reward in Modell’s Robbery Case

Charles County Crime Solvers and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspects involved in a commercial armed robbery. Detectives are hoping the increased reward will prompt anyone with information to call the Crime Solvers’ tip line. On May...
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Community Alert – Alternate Energy Suppliers Soliciting Door-to-Door

Community Alert – Alternate Energy Suppliers Soliciting Door-to-Door

In response to calls received from concerned citizens and recent social media posts, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office investigated reports of suspicious persons in the Wildewood area claiming to be representatives of SMECO. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the individuals are NOT affiliated with SMECO; they are alternate energy suppliers of...
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Can you Identify This Burglary Suspect on Esperanza Drive

Can you Identify This  Burglary Suspect on Esperanza Drive

During the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 1, 2017, unknown suspect(s) entered a victim’s motor vehicles and stole property in the Esperanza Farms Subdivision. Corporal Corcoran and Deputy Bowie are investigating the cases. CASE# 40433-17, 40431-17 and 40416-17 Some of the stolen property was recovered the next day near the burglaries. Anyone with...
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Teen Charged Again with Multiple Burglaries in Charles County

Teen Charged Again with Multiple Burglaries in Charles County

During the early morning hours of July 31, 2017, officers responded to multiple intrusion alarms at several businesses in Waldorf. Officers arrived and discovered the front window of a business broken out. Officer B. Clark and his K9 partner, Dino, quickly initiated a track, which led to the area of Snow Owl Place where...
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Fraud Alert from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office

Fraud Alert from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office

On August 1 at 10 a.m., an unknown person called a residence in Charles County and identified himself as an officer from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect said he had an arrest warrant for the victim, claiming the victim missed jury duty. The caller told the victim he could avoid being arrested...
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MDOT SHA Issues Statement on Tragic Death and Severe Injury of Workers in Anne Arundel County

MDOT SHA Issues Statement on Tragic Death and Severe Injury of Workers in Anne Arundel County

Late last week a driver entered a work zone on MD 175, seriously injuring two contractors, one of which subsequently succumbed to his injuries this past weekend.  The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) expresses its condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Walter Gonzalez-Lopez, employed by Peak, Incorporated.  Another...
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Cancer Charity Ordered to Stop Soliciting in Maryland

Cancer Charity Ordered to Stop Soliciting in Maryland

Secretary of State John C. Wobensmith and Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced today a Cease and Desist Order has been issued against We Can Cer-Vive! and its president and founder, Mia Wright. The order follows an investigation that revealed multiple violations of the Maryland Solicitations Act, including using false and misleading advertising...
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Police Arrest Hit and Run Suspects, Recover Stolen SUV and Handgun

Police Arrest Hit and Run Suspects, Recover Stolen SUV and Handgun

On Friday, July 28, 2017. at approximately 4:15 a.m., a patrol officer from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office observed two vehicles on Route 228 making an illegal U-turn. The rear vehicle’s operator had flashing lights on and appeared to be pursuing the first vehicle. The officer activated his emergency equipment, and the rear vehicle...
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Police Request Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspects

Police Request Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspects

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at  6:45 a.m., while the suspects were in the Hollywood Burchmart the male suspect placed merchandise in his pants pockets and then both left without paying for those items. The Hollywood Burchmart is located at  24686 Three Notch Road. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspects and/or...
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Shop with a Cop Equips Students with Back to School Gear

Shop with a Cop Equips Students with Back to School Gear

Gearing up for a new school year can be costly for families in Southern Maryland when you factor in haircuts, new clothes, and school supplies. Since 2003, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has participated in the Back to School Shop with a Cop Program. This year’s event took place Saturday, July 29. Twenty-five...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Fort Washington

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Fort Washington

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in Fort Washington. The victim is 38-year-old Russell Lee Jr., of Billings Court in Montgomery Village. On August 2, 2017, at approximately 12:30 am, patrol officers were called to Indian Head Highway at Palmer Road for the report...
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Garage Fire in Prince Frederick Ruled Accidental

Garage Fire in Prince Frederick Ruled Accidental

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m., firefighters responded to Squaw Valley Lane, in Prince Frederick for a structure fire. A 20 x 40 Wood Frame and Metal detached garage was destroyed in the fire. The fire was caused by an electrical event in a light fixture above the workbench. An adjacent...
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Lexington Park Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision

Lexington Park Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at approximately 12:50 p.m., Senior Trooper M. Moore, of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED) came upon a motor vehicle collision on northbound Maryland Route 5 in the area of Legacy Farm Place, in Waldorf. Trooper Moore located a subject not breathing and began lifesaving measures with the assistance...
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Maryland State Police Continues Focus On Distracted Drivers

Maryland State Police Continues Focus On Distracted Drivers

Maryland State Police are continuing to make enforcement of distracted driving laws a top priority as troopers issued significantly more citations and warnings over the first six months of 2017 compared to the same time last year. Between Jan. 1 and July 1 2017, Maryland State troopers issued a combined 20,762 warnings and citations,...
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California Man Charged with Animal Cruelty After Dog Found Dead

California Man Charged with Animal Cruelty After Dog Found Dead

On Saturday, July 19, 2017, Corporal  D. Reppel of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Louisdale Drive, in California, to assist Animal Control Officer, Joy Wilson for the report of an animal cruelty complaint. Police arrived on scene and made contact with Officer Wilson who advised there was a tan Husky dog...
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