Law Enforcement

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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Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Identity of Theft Suspects in Charles County

Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Identity of Theft Suspects in Charles County

Charles County Sheriff’s officers are seeking the identity of two suspects wanted in multiple thefts from autos. Surveillance footage from a home security system captured a shot of one suspect as he was walking in between cars. On March 7 at 4:15 a.m., officers responded to the 12000 block of Sandstone Street in Waldorf...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Child Support Enforcement Unit Recognized for Achievements

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Child Support Enforcement Unit Recognized for Achievements

On Friday, March 4, 2017, the staff of the St. Mary’s County Child Support Enforcement Unit received the coveted Bronze Golden Plate Award as well as the much sought-after Executive Director’s Most Improved Award. These awards were given to the St. Mary’s County Department of Social Services in recognition of the work performed by...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Impaired Driving Initiatives

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Impaired Driving Initiatives

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Maryland State Police, will conduct enhanced impaired driving initiatives surrounding St. Patrick’s Day festivities, extending from Thursday, March 16 through Sunday, March 19, 2017. The efforts include increased patrols throughout the weekend and a sobriety checkpoint the evening of Thursday, March 16, in...
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Barricade in Leonardtown Ends Peacefully

Barricade in Leonardtown Ends Peacefully

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at approximately 9:00 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 21000 block of Arbor Court in Leonardtown in an attempt to serve a retake warrant on James Patrick Yates, 54, of Leonardtown. Yates barricaded himself at his residence and refused to speak with deputies. A perimeter was...
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No Four Leaf Clover Is Going To Protect You

No Four Leaf Clover Is Going To Protect You

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, troopers suggest those whose celebrations will include alcohol take time to make the right decision and designate a sober driver. Based on past experience, Maryland state troopers are anticipating an increase in impaired driving as celebrants will be traveling on St. Patrick’s Day to and from different locations to...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Four New Deputies

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Four New Deputies

Four new deputies have joined the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. The deputies were sworn in on Friday, March 3, 2017, at the Circuit Courthouse by Ms. Joan Williams, Clerk of the Circuit Court. Later that evening, an official graduation was held at Patuxent High School in Lusby, MD, where Sheriff Tim Cameron conferred...
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UPDATE: Suspect Who Stole Items From Military Career Center in Custody

UPDATE: Suspect Who Stole Items From Military Career Center in Custody

Prince George’s County Police patrol officers today arrested the man wanted for breaking into the United States Army Career Center in Oxon Hill earlier this month. The suspect is 30-year-old Kyle Pedigo from Norwich, Connecticut. Officers arrested him this morning when he tried to break into a pool and spa company in Upper Marlboro....
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Maryland State Police Urge Motorists To Remove Ice From Vehicles

Maryland State Police Urge Motorists To Remove Ice From Vehicles

After multiple incidents involving drivers being injured by glass from windshields broken by flying ice, Maryland State Police are urging motorists to remove all ice from their vehicles to prevent it from becoming dangerous highway projectiles. Maryland state troopers have dealt with multiple incidents today involving vehicles damaged by ice flying off other vehicles....
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Drayden Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

Drayden Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Christopher Zane Ordiway, 43, of Drayden, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison, followed lifetime supervised release, for possession of child pornography. Ordiway admitted to engaging in sexual activity with a minor victim and possessing photos of that sexually explicit conduct. Judge Titus also ordered that, upon...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Impaired and Aggressive Driver Patrols

Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Impaired and Aggressive Driver Patrols

Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit, using funding from the Maryland Highway Safety Office, will conduct impaired and aggressive driver patrols and an impaired driver checkpoint during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend. The Impaired Driver checkpoint will commence on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at approximately 8:30 p.m. and will...
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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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Bushwood Man Arrested for Burglary and Trespassing

Bushwood Man Arrested for Burglary and Trespassing

On Monday, February 27, 2017, Deputy A. Budd of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 36000 block of Skyview Drive in Bushwood for a reported disturbance. The suspect, Antwanne Lamont Carter, 22, of Bushwood, forced entry into the residence without permission and refused to leave. Carter left for a brief period...
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Maryland State Police has Lifted the Snow Emergency Plan for Charles County

Maryland State Police has Lifted the Snow Emergency Plan for Charles County

UPDATE 3/14/2017: The Maryland State Police has lifted the Snow Emergency Plan for Charles County effective at 1100 hours on March 14, 2017. Motorists are encouraged to continue to use caution while driving as they may quickly encounter different road conditions throughout Charles County. Drivers can view the latest road conditions on SHA’s website...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Increased Patrols for St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Increased Patrols for St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Sheriff Mike Evans would like the public to know the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting increased patrols for impaired drivers during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. These saturation patrols will be conducted throughout county with an emphasis on those areas that have historically had a high number of impaired driving related crashes....
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Two Waldorf Residents Charged with Arson

Two Waldorf Residents Charged with Arson

On Friday, March 10, 2017, Deputy State Fire Marshals served Christopher Law, 26, and Tyra Bell, 25, both of Waldorf, criminal summons’ for Arson in the 2nd Degree. Law and Bell were developed as suspects in a June 27th fire that completely destroyed a 2007 PT Cruiser owned by Bell’s father, Frederick Bell. Deputy...
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Maryland State Police Troopers Being Reassigned to Storm Duty

Maryland State Police Troopers Being Reassigned to Storm Duty

State troopers not normally assigned to road patrol are being reassigned today to storm duty as the Maryland State Police joins other state agencies in preparation for the pending storm. Troopers from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, Automotive Safety Enforcement Division and Special Operations Division are being assigned to State Police barracks across Maryland...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 3/13/2017 to 3/17/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 3/13/2017 to 3/17/2017

During the week of March 13, to March 17, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday...
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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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You’re Invited: Mother Catherine Academy Challenges Local Law Enforcement to a Basketball Game to Benefit NolanStrong

You’re Invited: Mother Catherine Academy Challenges Local Law Enforcement to a Basketball Game to Benefit NolanStrong

Mother Catherine Academy students challenged local state and county police departments to a game of basketball, and the officers accepted! You’re invited to watch the game on Sunday, March 19, from noon to 4 p.m. in the school gymnasium. The event, which includes a host of other activities in addition to the game, will...
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Waldorf Man Passed Out at Gas Pumps Arrested for Possession of Drugs and Theft

Waldorf Man Passed Out at Gas Pumps Arrested for Possession of Drugs and Theft

On February 25, 2017, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office units were dispatched to the Mechanicsville Burchmart for a call to check the welfare of an individual. Upon arrival, deputies located a male sleeping at the fuel pumps in a motor vehicle. Deputy K. Flerlage made contact with two subjects on the scene exiting the...
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UPDATE: Name Released in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Indian Head

UPDATE: Name Released in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Indian Head

UPDATE 3/12/2017: The operator of a vehicle who was killed in a single vehicle collision in Charles County Saturday morning has been identified as 26-year old Derrick McCall from Washington D.C. On Saturday, March 11, 2017 at approximately 7:22 a.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a single vehicle collision...
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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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La Plata Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in Welcome

La Plata Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in Welcome

On Friday, March 10, 2017, at approximately 2:15 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 8200 block of Blossom Point Road in Welcome for the report of a single vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a Mazda pick-up truck was traveling north when he left the roadway...
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