Law Enforcement

Homicide Suspect Arrested

Homicide Suspect Arrested

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Marsellis Laron Ledwell, 23, of Waldorf for the murder of Torris Powell, Jr., 41, of Waldorf which occurred on Jan. 20. The investigation began on Jan. 21 about noon, when officers from the Prince George’s County Police Department and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the 13200...
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Bench Warrant Arrests

Bench Warrant Arrests

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown have picked up the following people on Bench Warrant Arrests: Warrant Service – On Monday, January 23, 2012 at 12:50pm, TFC E. J. Page served a Bench Warrant (T3-15319) on Reginald Sean Allen, 31, of Lexington Park. The warrant was issued by the District Court of St. Mary’s County...
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Weekly DUI Arrests

Weekly DUI Arrests

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown have arrested the following people for DUI: Timothy Randolph Gravely, 53, of Mechanicsville, was arrested on 1/21/12 by TFC J. G. Fleetwood Megan Elizabeth Devos, 29, of California, was arrested on 1/22/12 by TFC E. M. Evans Chad Michael Istvan, 22, of Mechanicsville, was arrested on 1/22/12 by TFC J. A....
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Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Waldorf

Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Waldorf

On Jan. 26 at 2:26 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the 2300 block of Ironwood Drive in Waldorf for the reported motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, officers discovered the driver of the vehicle was deceased. The driver was identified as Kenneth Fitzgerald Kelley, 47, of Forest Heights, Md. Traffic Operations Unit investigators...
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Juvenile Arrested for Assault on School Bus

Juvenile Arrested for Assault on School Bus

On Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 2:24 p.m., TFC M. A. Moore responded to the area of Maryland Route 237 and Sayre Drive in Great Mills for a report of a fight on a school bus. Upon arrival, contact was made with a female complainant, 49, of Lexington Park who advised a male juvenile,...
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Pair Arrested for Trespassing, Theft of Grass Seed

Pair Arrested for Trespassing, Theft of Grass Seed

On Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 1:32 a.m., Tpr. W. A. Couter responded to the 44000 block of Saint Andrews Church Road in California for a reported theft. Upon arrival, contact was made with a male complainant, 51, of Lusby who advised he observed suspicious activity around a storage shed where he maintained supplies....
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Police Investigating Tire Slashings in Calvert: Reward Offered

Police Investigating Tire Slashings in Calvert: Reward Offered

Calvert County Sheriff deputies and Calvert County Crime Solvers are seeking the public’s assistance in finding the suspect(s) responsible for numerous tire slashings in the month of December 2011 in Chesapeake Beach. Several victims reported anywhere from one to all four tires on their vehicles either punctured or slashed resulting in thousands of dollars...
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State Police Blotter- Prince Frederick

State Police Blotter- Prince Frederick

Maryland State Police in Prince Frederick are investigating the following incidents: Motor Vehicle Theft:  On 1/17/12 at 11:45 am, Trooper Smith responded to the 4000 block of Pinewood Terrace in Chesapeake Beach.  Investigation revealed that a black 2001 Yamaha Motorcycle was stolen from the victim’s driveway.  Investigation continues. Driving Under the Influence & Theft:  ...
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Man Arrested After Kicking, Spitting on Deputies

Man Arrested After Kicking, Spitting on Deputies

On January 22, 2012 deputies responded Three Notch Road in Dameron, Md., for a report of an assault in progress. Investigation revealed Joseph Gerard Denaro, Sr., 53 of Dameron, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Denaro threw objects at the victim including a pot of...
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Woman Robs Teen in JC Penny Bathroom

Woman Robs Teen in JC Penny Bathroom

On Jan. 22 at 3:55 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the JC Penny located at 11130 Mall Circle in Waldorf for the reported strong-arm robbery. The investigation revealed D’chae Lexus Womack, 18 of Upper Marlboro, approached a 17-year-old girl in a store bathroom, grabbed the girl’s purse and removed a wallet. Womack...
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Charles County Crime Report

Charles County Crime Report

The Charles County Sheiff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: DRUG POSSESSION: On Jan. 24 at 12:50 a.m., Cpl. D. Savoy of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling the area of Ladysmith Court and Wilkerson Road in Brandywine when he observed an occupied vehicle parked without its lights on. As the officer approached,...
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UPDATE: Deputies Apprehend Wanted Suspect

UPDATE: Deputies Apprehend Wanted Suspect

UPDATE 2:15 p.m. According to Charles County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Kristen Timko, the wanted suspect Keyan William Mitchell has been apprehended by officers. More details to follow on his arrest. WANTED: Info Sought The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in locating Keyan William Mitchell, 22 of Waldorf. Mitchell is wanted for robbery,...
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UPDATE: Man adds Violation of Protective Order to Long List of Charges

UPDATE: Man adds Violation of Protective Order to Long List of Charges

UPDATE Jan. 24 On Monday, January 16, 2012, St. Mary’s County Deputies responded to a residence in Lexington Park, for the report of a violation of Protective Order. Upon arrival, contact was made with the victim/complainant who advised her ex-boyfriend/suspect, Grafton Samuel Robinson, 20 of Saint Leonard, gained access and has been using her Facebook...
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NRP Nabs Oyster Poachers

NRP Nabs Oyster Poachers

The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged five watermen, on three boats, power-dredging for oysters in the Tangier Sound Oyster Sanctuary. On January 20, at 7:30 a.m., an NRP Officer aboard a Maryland State Police helicopter saw eight commercial boats power-dredging for oysters within the sanctuary. The Officer was able to identify and plot...
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Traffic Stop Leads to Another K-2 Arrest in Lexington Park

Traffic Stop Leads to Another K-2 Arrest in Lexington Park

On Jan. 19, 2012 at approximately 3:01 p.m., Trooper First Class N. Gresko was conducting radar along MD Rt. 246 in the area of Kay Drive in Lexington Park with members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office when he observed a vehicle travelling well over the posted speed limit. TFC Gresko initiated a traffic stop and...
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State Police Blotter- Leonardtown

State Police Blotter- Leonardtown

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown are investigating the following incidents: Drug Arrest – On Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 11:24pm, TFC M. J. Pitcher conducted a traffic stop on a black Chevrolet in the area of Maryland Route 5 and Maryland Route 4 for a traffic violation. Upon approaching the vehicle, contact was made...
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Eight Served with Bench Warrant Arrests

Eight Served with Bench Warrant Arrests

Maryland State Police have picked up the following suspects on Bench Warrant Arrests: Warrant Service – On Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 5:00pm, TFC J. S. Gibson served an Arrest Warrant (T3-15182) on Anna Ruth Stamp, 42, of Dickinson, Texas. The warrant was issued for Ms. Stamp’s arrest on October 13, 2011 with an...
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Calvert County Police Blotter

Calvert County Police Blotter

During the week of January 16 through January 22 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,419 calls for service throughout the community.   The following incidents are being investigated: Theft  Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle on Carla Drive in Huntingtown on January 16 at an unknown time and stole $350 worth...
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Cocaine, Marijuana Seized: Dealer Arrested

Cocaine, Marijuana Seized: Dealer Arrested

St. Mary’s Vice Narcotics Detectives identified Lekuarius Clifford Plater, 29, as a distributor of both cocaine and marijuana. A Search Warrant was obtained and executed on his vehicle. Detectives discovered powder cocaine, 10 bags of crack cocaine, marijuana and $137.00 in cash. Plater was arrested and charged with additional charges pending a State’s Attorney’s...
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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

On January 22, 2012 at approximately 2:46 a.m., TFC S. Murphy was patrolling southbound MD Route 5, north of Oliver Shop Road when he observed a red BMW cross the solid yellow line on two occasions. TFC Murphy stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver, Brannon Mickeal Ramgett, 23 of La Plata, MD....
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Disorderly Woman Arrested

Disorderly Woman Arrested

On January 21, 2012 at approximately 10:35 p.m., St. Mary’s County deputies responded to a residence on Point Lookout Road in Ridge, Md., for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Joanna Marie Oneil 27, of Ridge, Md.,  was causing a disturbance by yelling and screaming.  Oneil was advised to calm down and lower her...
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UPDATE: Name Released- Calvert Crash Claims Life of Young Female

UPDATE: Name Released- Calvert Crash Claims Life of Young Female

On Sunday, Jan. 22 around 4:30 p.m., fire and rescue crews from both Huntingtown and North Beach were alerted to report of a serious auto accident on Dalrymple Road in Owings. Crews arrived on scene to discover a single vehicle off the roadway which had struck several trees. According to Huntingtown VFD Chief Jonathan Riffe, a black...
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Juvenile Stabbed in St. Mary’s

Juvenile Stabbed in St. Mary’s

On January 13, 2012 Trooper First Class E. Page observed a juvenile male standing in the median of Three Notch Rd. in the area of McArthur Blvd., California, Maryland. Contact was made with the juvenile who stated he had been struck in the head with a blunt object and stabbed multiple times by several...
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Leonardtown Man Arrested for Assault

Leonardtown Man Arrested for Assault

On January 18, 2012 St. Mary’s County deputies responded to a residence on Magee Drive in Leonardtown, Md.,  for report of an assault. Investigation revealed John Drew Busler, Jr., 24 ofLeonardtown, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Busler choked, kicked and struck the victim. Busler...
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Travel Alert in Hollywood for Friday, Jan. 20

Travel Alert in Hollywood for Friday, Jan. 20

On Friday, January 20, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m., St. John’s Road in Hollywood, Md., will have restricted access due to a very large funeral service at St. John’sChurch. Beginning at 1000 a.m. restricted road access will begin at the intersection of St. John’s Road and Maryland Route 235.  Road access will...
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