Law Enforcement

St. Mary’s County MetCom Warns Customers to Avoid Phone Scams

St. Mary’s County MetCom Warns Customers to Avoid Phone Scams

MetCom has been alerted that some of our customers may have been the target of phone scams. Scammers may identify themselves as MetCom employees and demand prepaid debit cards in order to avoid having water service cut off. These phone scammers can make MetCom’s name appear on a customer’s caller ID. MetCom does not...
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Prince George’s County Man Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Prince George’s County Man Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Maryland State Police computer crimes investigators have arrested and charged a Prince George’s County man with the possession and distribution of child pornography. The suspect is identified as Ronald Williams II, 37, of Suitland.  He is charged with five counts of distribution and six counts of possession of child pornography.  Subsequent to his arrest...
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Police Arrest Ridge Man on Animal Cruelty Charges After Short Barricade

Police Arrest Ridge Man on Animal Cruelty Charges After Short Barricade

On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 16000 block of Three Notch Rd. in Ridge, to attempt to serve an arrest warrant on Devone Articis Hall, 29 of Ridge. Deputies observed Hall inside the residence however he refused to come out. A barricade was declared...
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VIDEO: Multiple Arrests Made in St. Mary’s County Warrant Sweep

VIDEO: Multiple Arrests Made in St. Mary’s County Warrant Sweep

On October 10, 2017, members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, participated in a joint warrant sweep. The warrant sweep took place in St. Mary’s County, with the focus on locating those with warrants from other jurisdictions who are residing...
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Family Requests Public’s Help in Getting Back Deceased Son’s Stolen Photographs

Family Requests Public’s Help in Getting Back Deceased Son’s Stolen Photographs

On Sunday, October 8, 2017, in the 47000 block of Janet Lane, in Lexington Park, unknown suspect(s) made entry into a residence. Property was stolen to include devices containing photographs of the victims’ deceased son. The victims in this case have requested this incident be released onto social media with the hopes someone will...
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Exclusive Video: SUV Destroyed by Fire in California

Exclusive Video: SUV Destroyed by Fire in California

On Sunday, October 8, 2017, at approximately 4:35 a.m., firefighters from the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on Three Notch Road, in the area of Gunston Drive, in California. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a Toyota Rav4 fully engulfed in flames. All occupants were able to evacuate the vehicle...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Arrests – 10/11/2017

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Arrests – 10/11/2017

The following is a sample of recent St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office arrests and investigations Assault- On 10/6/17, DFC. Beishline #252, responded to the 21000 block of Ranger Road in Lexington Park for a reported assault.  The victim alleged the Suspect Kristen Nicole Call, age 28, of Lexington Park had assaulted him. DFC. Beishline...
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Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Huntingtown Involving Golf Cart Under Investigation

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Huntingtown Involving Golf Cart Under Investigation

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, at approximately 9:30 p.m. members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team were dispatched to the intersection of Maryland Route 4 and Lower Marlboro Road, in Huntingtown, for a report of a pedestrian struck. Patrol units arrived with fire department personnel and confirmed that an...
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Let it Grow and Join the Fight Against Cancer with the La Plata Police Department

Let it Grow and Join the Fight Against Cancer with the La Plata Police Department

Each day, 22,000 people die from cancer worldwide. There’s a good chance that someone you know and love will be affected by this disease. Nearly half of cancer diagnoses and deaths are preventable. No-Shave November’s mission is to not only raise funds for cancer research and treatment but to educate the population about preventative...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Taking a Stand Against the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Taking a Stand Against the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

Sheriff Berry and the men and women of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, along with several community partners, are taking a stand against the heroin and opioid epidemic we are facing in our community. Their new signboards, located in Waldorf and La Plata next to our stations along with several other locations throughout the...
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UPDATE: Juawan Valentino Johnson Arrested for Sex Offender Registry Violation

UPDATE: Juawan Valentino Johnson Arrested for Sex Offender Registry Violation

10/10/2017: Juawan Valentino Johnson, 22, of California, was charged with Sex Offender Registration-Failure to Notify, by Deputy Muschette of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. 10/6/2017: Juawan Valentino Johnson, 22, of California, is a Tier I registered sexual offender, meaning he will remain on the registry for 15 years. There is an active warrant...
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St. Mary’s County – Missing Juvenile – Desiree Richardson

St. Mary’s County – Missing Juvenile – Desiree Richardson

Desiree Ronique Richardson, age 14, of Lexington Park, was reported missing on 10/10/17. Richardson is 5’0 and weighs 125; no clothing description available. The missing juvenile is believed to be in the Lexington Park area; at this time there are no critical factors known. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s...
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Charles County – Missing Person, Bobby Ray Allen, Jr.

Charles County – Missing Person, Bobby Ray Allen, Jr.

Charles County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating the pictured person. On Monday, October 2, 2017, Bobby Ray Allen, Jr., left his residence in Waldorf and he has not been in contact since. He left his cell phone at home and did not take any additional clothes. His family is...
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Juvenile Arrests for St. Mary’s County

Juvenile Arrests for St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office released the following information regarding Juvenile Arrests. No further information is available at this time.
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Crime Solvers Seeking Information on Latest Lexington Park Armed Robbery

Crime Solvers Seeking Information on Latest Lexington Park Armed Robbery

10/10/2017: On Sunday, October 1, 2017, at approximately 1:45 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported armed robbery. Preliminary investigation indicated a pizza delivery driver was making a delivery in the 21000 block of Liberty Street, in Great Mills. The delivery driver reported he was approached by two black males,...
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New Charges in Murder of Waldorf Man

New Charges in Murder of Waldorf Man

Jermall Davon Taylor, 25, of Landover, received numerous charges, in connection with the murder of Lydell Wood, 29, of Waldorf, in January 2017. Around 2:00 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2016, Deputies with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2000 block of Rooks Head Place in Waldorf for a reported shooting. Police found...
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Speed & Alcohol Blamed in Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Mechanicsville

Speed & Alcohol Blamed in Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Mechanicsville

UPDATE 10/9/2017 @ 12:15 p.m.: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision On October 8, 2017 at approximately 9:07 p.m., patrol officers from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the serious motor vehicle collision in the area of Three Notch Road and Friendship School Road. Arriving officers discovered two...
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UPDATE: Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata Under Investigation

UPDATE: Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata Under Investigation

UPDATE – On 10/11/2017, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner positively Identified the operator as William Joseph Burch, 45 yoa, of La Plata, Maryland. 10/9/2017: On Monday October 9, 2017, at approximately 1:15 a.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving...
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Former Maryland State Trooper Accused of Pulling Gun on “Kids” at Gas Station for Loud Music

Former Maryland State Trooper Accused of Pulling Gun on “Kids” at Gas Station for Loud Music

Joseph Linehan Greenwell, 38, of Dameron, was indicted by the Grand Jury for Saint Mary’s County, on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Greenwell, was a Maryland State Trooper stationed at the Leonardtown Barrack from 2001 to 2004. Greenwell is accused of pulling a handgun on three individuals (age 16,17 & 21) at the Rod and...
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Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention Receives Grant to Combat Gun Crime

Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention Receives Grant to Combat Gun Crime

Thursday, October 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced several Department of Justice actions to reduce the rising tide of violent crime in America. Foremost of those actions is the reinvigoration of “Project Safe Neighborhoods,” a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and...
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Mechanicsville Woman Charged with Stealing Over $500 Worth of Crab Meat, Shrimp and More

Mechanicsville Woman Charged with Stealing Over $500 Worth of Crab Meat, Shrimp and More

On Saturday, September 9, 2017, at 11:40 a.m., a woman pushed a cart with several hundred dollars worth of food and other items directly out the exit of the California, Maryland, Weis Markets store without paying. The Weis Markets store is located at 45315 Alton Lane in California. The thief was last seen getting...
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UPDATE: Prince Frederick Woman Indicted for Child Abuse and Assault

UPDATE: Prince Frederick Woman Indicted for Child Abuse and Assault

UPDATE 10/6/2017: A grand jury in Calvert County indicted Rocla Aceneth Tovar Calderon, 40, of Prince Frederick on one count each of second degree child abuse and second degree assault. In August of 2017, a Child Protective Services Worker prepared a safety plan for Calderon, which was signed by both parties, indicating that she...
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Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Hughesville

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Hughesville

On Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 7:15 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 15800 block of Scout Camp Road in Hughesville, for the report of a motor vehicle accident. The accident was called in to 9-1-1 after an operator with the vehicle’s onboard communications system detected a possible crash....
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Mother Charged After Leaving 8-Month-Old Baby Alone While She Overdosed on Drugs

Mother Charged After Leaving 8-Month-Old Baby Alone While She Overdosed on Drugs

On Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Deputy G. Knott, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Mechanicsville Road, in Mechanicsville, for the report of an overdose. Police located Leslie Anne Alvey, 26, of California, inside a vehicle in the driveway of the residence. Alvey was suffering from an overdose of K2...
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Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division Celebrates 50 Years And Maintains Number One Ranking Nationwide for Safety Inspections

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division Celebrates 50 Years And Maintains Number One Ranking Nationwide for Safety Inspections

The Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED) celebrates a fifty year anniversary of providing safety and service to citizens throughout Maryland, while being recognized as number one in the nation for having the most commercial vehicle safety inspections per lane mile for the fourth consecutive year. Due to the dedication and commitment...
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