Law Enforcement

Prince Frederick Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

Prince Frederick Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

On Monday, April 2, 2018 Deputy Mohler of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Dorsey Road in Prince Frederick near the back entrance of Calvert High School. He made contact with the occupants and detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage as well as the faint odor of raw marijuana...
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Prince Frederick Woman Arrested for Shoplifting and Trespassing at Joann Fabric & Crafts

Prince Frederick Woman Arrested for Shoplifting and Trespassing at Joann Fabric & Crafts

On Friday, April 6, 2018 Deputy Parks of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a theft in progress at Joann Fabric & Crafts in Prince Frederick. Deputy Parks was advised the suspect was at the cash register, who he recognized as Belinda Jean Windsor, 59, of Prince Frederick, from prior contact with her. Windsor...
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WANTED Sex Offender – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

WANTED Sex Offender – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Paul Daniel Panholzer, age 34, of no fixed address, is currently wanted for a violation involving his sex offender registry status. Panholzer is a Tier III registered sex offender, which means he is a lifetime registrant. Panholzer has brown hair, brown eyes, and is 6’1” in height and weighs 180 lbs. Anyone with information...
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WARNING – Graphic Content: Police Arrest La Plata Woman for Prostitution and Assault

WARNING – Graphic Content: Police Arrest La Plata Woman for Prostitution and Assault

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at approximately 2:00 p.m., police officers from the La Plata Police Department responded to the Deluxe Inn, in La Plata for the report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival, police observed a white female and black male separated and yelling back and forth, police approached the male, who...
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Lucky Ducks: Here’s a little light reading after a long day

Lucky Ducks: Here’s a little light reading after a long day

The following is from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page: Officers Coulby, Mohler, and Figgins from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from a man who observed a momma duck quacking fiercely near a drain grate. Her baby ducks (nine in all) had fallen deep into the hole and couldn’t...
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Pastor Charged with Indecent Exposure After Being Caught on Video Masturbating in Front of 12 Teen Girls

Pastor Charged with Indecent Exposure After Being Caught on Video Masturbating in Front of 12 Teen Girls

On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were investigating a report of indecent exposure involving a white male driving a black Honda Civic. The twelve victims, ages 15 to 17 were students of St. Charles High School and were on a school bus traveling in St. Mary’s County...
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Lusby Woman Arrested for Possession of Crack After Traffic Stop

Lusby Woman Arrested for Possession of Crack After Traffic Stop

On Monday, April 2, 2018 Deputy Gott of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office observed a black Ford pick-up truck with its lights off parked in the roadway on River View Drive, in Lusby. Police made contact with the driver and the front seat passenger, later identified as Jessica Ann Dennis, 19, of Lusby. The...
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Southern Maryland Doctor Indicted For Health Care Fraud And Identity Theft

Southern Maryland Doctor Indicted For Health Care Fraud And Identity Theft

UPDATE: Sampson Sarpong is not a member of the Washington Adventist Hospital Medical Staff and has not been for 20 years. 4/10/2018: A federal grand jury has indicted Sampson Sarpong, age 61, of Bowie, on Monday, April 9, 2018, on charges related to a scheme to defraud health care benefit programs and aggravated identity theft....
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Prince George’s County Police Officer Suspended for Resisting Arrest in Miami Beach

Prince George’s County Police Officer Suspended for Resisting Arrest in Miami Beach

Prince George’s Police Officer Charles Williams has been suspended with pay. Williams returned to Maryland Monday night after being charged with 1 misdemeanor count of resisting arrest without violence in Miami Beach Sunday night. Williams has been with the department for nearly three years and is assigned to the Bureau of Patrol. The Miami...
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UPDATE: Critically Missing Man Rescued After Found Buried up to His Waist in Mud

UPDATE: Critically Missing Man Rescued After Found Buried up to His Waist in Mud

UPDATE 4/10/2018 @ 4:50 p.m.: Thomas Clarke has been found, he was located buried up to his waist in a marsh in the St. Inigoes area. Clarke was taken to an area hospital for treatment. 4/10/2018: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a critically missing person. Thomas Franklin Clarke, age 62, of...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Hit and Run Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Hit and Run Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On March 30, 2018, the individual pictured was operating a red vehicle in the parking lot of the Wawa store, located on Three Notch Road, in California, when he struck another vehicle causing damage to that vehicle. After striking the...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/9/2018 to 4/13/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/9/2018 to 4/13/2018

During the week of April 9, to April 13, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Cameras are activated...
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Lexington Park Man Wanted for Escape

Lexington Park Man Wanted for Escape

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Donell Eugene Martin, 47, of Lexington Park. Martin has an active warrant for escape for pretrial violations. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Donell Eugene Martin, is asked to contact Detective Melissa Hulse at (301) 475-4200 extension *1996, or by email at...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Warns Citizens of Jury Scam

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Warns Citizens of Jury Scam

UPDATE: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has become aware the perpetrators of this scam are now using the names of Sheriff’s Office employees in this scam, and are providing actual Sheriff’s Office extensions and phone numbers. Citizens are reminded to call the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office if you have been victimized by...
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Social Media Threat Against School Had Nothing to do With Maryland, Police Say

Social Media Threat Against School Had Nothing to do With Maryland, Police Say

A message was originally posted to Snapchat and featured a young man apparently holding a rifle, with the caption “F— CHS I’m going out with a bang” and “don’t go to school tmrw.” Some people interpreted it “CHS” to mean Chesapeake High School in Essex. Others feared it might reference Chesapeake High School in...
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UPDATE: Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Murder/Suicide in Indian Head

UPDATE: Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Murder/Suicide in Indian Head

UPDATE 4/6/2018 @ 12:15 p.m.: On April 5, 32018, at 8:07 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 5000 block of Fallen Timber Way in Indian Head for the report of a shooting. A preliminary investigation revealed a husband and wife were involved in an argument inside their house when...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Man for Rape And Production Of Child Pornography

Maryland State Police Arrest Man for Rape And Production Of Child Pornography

A Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation resulted in the arrest last night of a suspect who is charged with multiple crimes ranging from the repeated rapes of a victim that began when she was a juvenile to the production and possession of child pornography. The accused is identified as...
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Seven Arrested in Waldorf for Breaking Into Cars

Seven Arrested in Waldorf for Breaking Into Cars

On March 31, 2018. at approximately 1:30 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office received multiple calls about several subjects breaking into cars in Waldorf neighborhoods. A witness provided a vehicle lookout, which responding officers observed as they arrived. Officers stopped an SUV, which was occupied by five juveniles and two young adults,...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Two Seperate Deaths in Port Tobacco and Waldorf

Police in Charles County Investigating Two Seperate Deaths in Port Tobacco and Waldorf

On April 3, 2018, at approximately 3:25 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 7400 block of Shirley Boulevard in Port Tobacco for the report of a missing person who possibly drowned. When officers arrived, they met with EMS who had arrived on the scene minutes before. A preliminary investigation...
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Former Police Officer sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for the Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Former Police Officer sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for the Sexual Abuse of a Minor

UPDATE: On Thursday, April 5, 2018, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced former District Heights Police Officer Clyde Douglas Parks, Jr., 48 of Waldorf, to 11 years in prison for the Sexual Abuse of a Minor. On May 24, 2017, the Charles County Department of Social Services received a mandatory report...
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Hughesville Man Arrested for Kidnapping, Assault and Car Theft

Hughesville Man Arrested for Kidnapping, Assault and Car Theft

On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, a deputy from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of St. Paul’s Drive, in Waldorf, after numerous citizens had called 911 and said that a male was forcing a female into a vehicle against her will. Callers said the female was yelling, screaming and struggling with...
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Natural Resources Police Arrest Glen Burnie Man on Gun Possession and Trespassing Charges

Natural Resources Police Arrest Glen Burnie Man on Gun Possession and Trespassing Charges

An investigation into illegal shooting on private property has resulted in the arrest of a Glen Burnie man on 13 criminal charges and the seizure of four guns from his property. Kevin Patrick Chetelat, 55, will appear in Anne Arundel County District Court in Annapolis March 24 for a preliminary hearing on the charges,...
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Anne Arundel County Man Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Anne Arundel County Man Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

An Anne Arundel County man was arrested and charged this morning after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation developed evidence supporting charges of distribution and possession of child pornography. The suspect is identified as Edward William Weekley, 25, of Arnold, Md.  He is charged with two counts of distribution...
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Brutal Beating at Leonardtown High School Results in Slap on the Wrist for Howard Straughn

Brutal Beating at Leonardtown High School Results in Slap on the Wrist for Howard Straughn

  UPDATE 4/4/2018: Howard Anthony Straughn, 18, of Hollywood, was charged with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct for the beating of a fellow student at Leonardtown High School. Straughn pleaded guilty to second-degree assault.udge Straughn was sentenced to 18 months in the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, by Judge Riddle, with all but six...
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Waldorf Man Charged with Murder

Waldorf Man Charged with Murder

The Prince George’s County Police Department Homicide Unit arrested a suspect in connection with a homicide in Oxon Hill on Sunday. The suspect is 21-year-old Rickey Penn of the 2300 block of Avalon Court in Waldorf. He’s charged with fatally shooting 26-year-old Stephon Mathis of Linwood Drive in Oxon Hill. On April 1st, at approximately 6:00 pm, patrol officers responded...
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