Law Enforcement

Thirteen New Police Officers in Southern Maryland Graduate from Criminal Justice Academy Police Entrance Level Training Program Session 51

Thirteen New Police Officers in Southern Maryland Graduate from Criminal Justice Academy Police Entrance Level Training Program Session 51

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is proud to announce six new officers will join the Charles County Sheriff’s Office after their graduation from the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy (SMCJA) Police Entrance Level Training Program. The officers were among a total of 16 candidates – one with Calvert County and six with St....
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No Injuries Reported at School Bus Accident is St. Mary’s County

No Injuries Reported at School Bus Accident is St. Mary’s County

On Monday, January 30, 2023, at approximately 4:10 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to intersection of Three Notch Road and Millstone Landing Road, in California for the motor vehicle accident involving an occupied school bus. First responders arrived on scene to discover minor accident involving a occupied school bus and a F-150...
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Police in Charles County Arrest Man Who Attempted to Rob Target and Kidnapped a Woman From a Waldorf Gas Station

Police in Charles County Arrest Man Who Attempted to Rob Target and Kidnapped a Woman From a Waldorf Gas Station

On January 26, 2023, at approximately 11:10 p.m., Anne Arundel County Police notified the Charles County Sheriff’s Office they were with a woman who reported she had been kidnapped in Charles County earlier in the evening. Detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office coordinated with the Anne Arundel police and a preliminary investigation showed...
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One Flown to Trauma Center After Vehicle Rolls Over and Catches on Fire in Waldorf

One Flown to Trauma Center After Vehicle Rolls Over and Catches on Fire in Waldorf

On Monday, January 30, 2023, at approximately 12:20 a.m., while firefighters in Charles County were operating on the scene of an house fire, personnel were advised of a serious crash in the area of the Target on Western Parkway and Weymouth Court in Waldorf. 911 dispatchers advised they were receiving multiple calls reporting one...
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Van Hollen Leads Colleagues in Introduction of Bills to Reduce Gun Violence, Implement Common-Sense Safety Measures

Van Hollen Leads Colleagues in Introduction of Bills to Reduce Gun Violence, Implement Common-Sense Safety Measures

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) led several of his Democratic colleagues in reintroducing two bills to help curb gun violence and strengthen gun safety. The Senator’s ATF Improvement and Modernization (AIM) Act – led by Congressman Don Beyer (D-Va.) in the House – would improve and modernize the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms...
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Wanted Waldorf Man Arrested After Threatening Two Deliverymen with Firearm and Committing Shooting in PG County

Wanted Waldorf Man Arrested After Threatening Two Deliverymen with Firearm and Committing Shooting in PG County

On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 4:13 p.m., officers responded to the area of Pagnell Circle in Waldorf for the report of an armed suspect threatening two deliverymen. The victims reported they were making a delivery when one of the victims saw the suspect standing near a car with a gun in his hand....
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Maryland Felon Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison for Fraudulently Obtaining More Than $419,000 in COVID-19 CARES Act Loans While on Probation for a Previous Federal Conviction

Maryland Felon Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison for Fraudulently Obtaining More Than $419,000 in COVID-19 CARES Act Loans While on Probation for a Previous Federal Conviction

The Defendant Made False Statements on the Applications to Obtain the Loans, Then Misappropriated Some of the Funds to Pay Her Personal Expenses, including a Car, a Boat, a Vacation, and Tickets to Sporting Events Greenbelt, Maryland. U.S. District Judge Deborah J. Boardman sentenced Sherrie Lynne Bryant, age 55, of Bowie, Maryland, to 18...
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Anne Arundel Police Seeking Information, Searching for Indecent Exposure Suspect in Pasadena

Anne Arundel Police Seeking Information, Searching for Indecent Exposure Suspect in Pasadena

On January 28, 2023, at approximately 1:30 p.m., officers responded for a report of an indecent exposure that just occurred in the 1300 block of Old Water Oak Point Road in Pasadena. The victim reported that she and her daughter were walking in the area of Rockanna Road and Old Water Oak Point Road...
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Detectives Arrest Two Suspects for Stealing Kia and Recover Loaded Handgun

Detectives Arrest Two Suspects for Stealing Kia and Recover Loaded Handgun

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Washington Area Vehicle Enforcement team charged two suspects for stealing a Kia. The suspects are 32-year-old Krystal Henry of Washington, DC, and 33-year-old Crystal Smith of Capitol Heights. Both are also facing a weapon-related charge. On January 26, 2023, at approximately 2:00 pm, WAVE detectives observed the two...
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Charles County Police and US Marshals Locate and Arrest Child Abuse Suspect Who Violated Electronic Monitoring

Charles County Police and US Marshals Locate and Arrest Child Abuse Suspect Who Violated Electronic Monitoring

On Thursday. January 26, 2023, Officer Rickard of the CCSO Warrant Unit, with the assistance of the US Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, located and arrested Janae Elizabeth Bishop, 31, formerly of Waldorf, who was wanted in connection with violating the conditions of electronic monitoring for previous physical child abuse charges....
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcome Six New Deputies

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcome Six New Deputies

Sheriff Steve Hall and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office welcomed six new deputies to the ranks on Friday as they took the Oath of Office at the Commissioners Meeting Room in Leonardtown. Thank you to Debra Burch, Clerk of the St. Mary’s County Court, for administering the Oath of Office to our new...
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Wrong Way Driver Killed in Head-on Collision in Park Hall, Police Say Speed and Alcohol Contributing Factors

Wrong Way Driver Killed in Head-on Collision in Park Hall, Police Say Speed and Alcohol Contributing Factors

UPDATE 1/28/2023: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office released the following information. On Jan. 27, 2023, at 8:24 pm, police and emergency medical services responded to the 18000 block of Point Lookout Road (Route 5) and Hermanville Road for a vehicle crash. Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office arrived and located two...
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Charles County Police and US Marshals Service Arrest Wanted Lusby Man in Virginia, Released Day Later

Charles County Police and US Marshals Service Arrest Wanted Lusby Man in Virginia, Released Day Later

On Monday, January 23, 2023, PFC Rickard of the CCSO’s Warrant Unit, along with the US Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Task Force, located Brian McCane, Sr., 38, of Lusby, MD, who was wanted in connection with an assault that occurred last month. On Christmas day, December 25, 2022, the victim and two witnesses...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Wanted: Timothy Wayne Brooks, age 52 of Lexington Park

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Wanted: Timothy Wayne Brooks, age 52 of Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Timothy Wayne Brooks, age 52 of Lexington Park. In November, Brooks removed his GPS monitor while on pretrial release for charges of theft, unlawful taking of motor vehicle and CDS possession. Brooks is a black male, 6’2” and weighs 200 pounds with black...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Winter Waterfowl Hunting Day for Youth, Veterans, and Military Members Set for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Winter Waterfowl Hunting Day for Youth, Veterans, and Military Members Set for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is encouraging Maryland’s youth hunters, veterans, and military personnel to experience the excitement of this season’s second special waterfowl hunting day on Saturday, Feb. 4. “These special hunt days give our youth, active duty military and veteran hunters a well-deserved chance to get outside one last time before...
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Annapolis Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge for Threatening to Murder United States Congressman Ted Cruz

Annapolis Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge for Threatening to Murder United States Congressman Ted Cruz

Justin Kuchta, age 39, of Annapolis, Maryland, pleaded guilty to a federal charge for threatening to murder a United States Member of Congress. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Chief J. Thomas Manger of the United States Capitol Police; and Acting Superintendent of...
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Anne Arundel County States Attorney’s Office Announce Pair Who Fled to Arizona Plead Guilty to Murder of Former Roomate

Anne Arundel County States Attorney’s Office Announce Pair Who Fled to Arizona Plead Guilty to Murder of Former Roomate

UPDATE 1/27/2023: A pair connected with the 2017 disappearance of their former roommate Megan Tilman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for her killing, State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced. Christina Harnish, also known as Christina Stallings, and William Rice entered the plea in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court in Annapolis on Wednesday afternoon. Sentencing...
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Reward Offered: Charles County Police Investigating Tires Removed from Vehicles in Bryans Road and Waldorf

Reward Offered: Charles County Police Investigating Tires Removed from Vehicles in Bryans Road and Waldorf

Between January 24 – January 25, during the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) removed the tires from a vehicle in the area of Sir Douglas Drive in Bryans Road. A similar theft occurred on Stream Vista Place in Waldorf and an attempted theft occurred in the parking lot of a business in Waldorf that was...
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Nanjemoy Man Arrested After Police Execute Search Warrant and Recovers Drugs, Guns, Drug Production Equipment

Nanjemoy Man Arrested After Police Execute Search Warrant and Recovers Drugs, Guns, Drug Production Equipment

On January 20, 2023, at 3:15 p.m., detectives assigned to the Narcotics Enforcement Section (NES), with assistance from the Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET), served a search warrant at a home in the 8000 block of Gilroy Road in Nanjemoy as part of an ongoing investigation. Just prior to serving the warrant, the NET officers...
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Accokeek Man Accidentally Discharges Firearm During Waldorf Home Invasion After Pistol-Whipping Victim

Accokeek Man Accidentally Discharges Firearm During Waldorf Home Invasion After Pistol-Whipping Victim

On Saturday, December 24, 2022, at approximately 11:26 p.m., police responded to the 2200 book of Stream Vista Place in Waldorf, for the reported assault with a firearm. Officers arrived on the scene and made contact with the adult female victim who was emotionally upset. The victim advised while herself and a male friend...
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UPDATE: Police Make Arrest and Recover an Assault Pistol After Another Shootout in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Police Make Arrest and Recover an Assault Pistol After Another Shootout in Lexington Park

UPDATE 1/26/2023: Detectives with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) executed a series of search and seizure warrants, with the assistance of the agency’s Emergency Services Team. As a result, investigators located a loaded Cobray MK-11 assault pistol as well as a loaded Taurus G2C semi-automatic handgun, which are suspected...
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No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes Liquor Delivery Truck in Lexington Park

No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes Liquor Delivery Truck in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at approximately 6:55 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Great Mills Road and Saratoga Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision with unknown injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a Nissan sedan struck a semi-truck and trailer which was turning into Canopy...
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Hughesville Woman Accidentally Shoots Herself After Attempting to Shoot a Squirrel in Her Chicken Coop

Hughesville Woman Accidentally Shoots Herself After Attempting to Shoot a Squirrel in Her Chicken Coop

On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at approximately 9:02 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the 6800 block of Maxwell Drive in Hughesville, for the reported shooting. The 911 caller, a 55-year-old female, advised she had shot herself but could not advise with what she shot herself with. Police arrived on the scene...
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Thomas Johnson Bridge Closed for Nearly 2 Hours After Motor Vehicle Collision

Thomas Johnson Bridge Closed for Nearly 2 Hours After Motor Vehicle Collision

On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at approximately 5:15 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel from Calvert County responded to the Gov. Thomas Johnson Bridge for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find at least three vehicles involved with two in a head-on collision. Emergency medical personnel evaluated...
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Free Legal Expungement Clinics at St. Mary’s County Health Hub

Free Legal Expungement Clinics at St. Mary’s County Health Hub

Williams, McClernan, and Stack, LLC (WMS) and the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) announce free legal services to support expungement of certain criminal records at the St. Mary’s County Health Hub, located at 21625 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Free legal help will be provided by  Williams, McClernan, and Stack, LLC to...
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