Law Enforcement

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Looks Back at 2017 While Looking Forward to the New Year

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Looks Back at 2017 While Looking Forward to the New Year

As 2017 winds down and a new year is on the horizon, Sheriff Troy Berry and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office reflect on the events of the past year and look forward to 2018. Looking back at the past 12 months, several themes emerge: crime and incident response, agency-wide efforts to raise awareness, community...
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Video Visitation Now Online at St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center

Video Visitation Now Online at St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center

On December 12, 2017, the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center, (SMCDRC), video visitation technology went “live” with ICSolutions  Visitor visitation system. This new technology provides family members, friends, and professionals control to schedule and conduct a visit at a time convenient for them, without having to travel to the facility. On-site visitation...
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Temple Hills Man Wanted by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for Attempted Murder

Temple Hills Man Wanted by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for Attempted Murder

UPDATE: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking the whereabouts of James Reginald Flanagan, 21, of Temple Hills. On November, 11, 2017, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of River Bay Townhomes, in Lexington Park, for the report of a shooting. Through the course of the...
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St. Leonard Man Arrested for Illegal Possession of Firearm After Traffic Stop

St. Leonard Man Arrested for Illegal Possession of Firearm After Traffic Stop

On Friday, December 22, 2017, at approximately 5:45 p.m., Trooper Stull from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle on Route 4 south of Broomes Island Rd. in Port Republic for traffic violations. A strong odor of burnt marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle.  A probable cause search was conducted...
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VIDEO: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Requests Public’s Help in Identifying Burglary Suspect

VIDEO: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Requests Public’s Help in Identifying Burglary Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On December 22, 2017, at approximately 4:50 PM, the female suspect burglarized the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds Office, located in Leonardtown.   During the time of the burglary, the pictured silver colored SUV was in the area driving in a suspicious...
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35-Year-Old Indian Head Woman Struck and Killed in Newburg

35-Year-Old Indian Head Woman Struck and Killed in Newburg

On Thursday, December 28, 2017 at approximately 9:30 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a single vehicle collision in which a pedestrian was struck in the area of northbound Route 301 / South of Branchville Road, in Newburg. A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers indicates that a 1998 Lincoln...
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Mechanicsville Couple Arrested in Mugging of 77-Year-Old Lady

Mechanicsville Couple Arrested in Mugging of 77-Year-Old Lady

On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at approximately 9:15 p.m., the victim, a 77-year-old woman, was in the parking lot of Dollar General, located in Charlotte Hall, when she was approached by a white female. The female, later identified as Karen Anne Granville, 28, of Mechanicsville approached the victim while she getting into her car...
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Mechanicsville Man Flees Scene After Hitting Horse and Carriage, Leaving Horse Dead

Mechanicsville Man Flees Scene After Hitting Horse and Carriage, Leaving Horse Dead

Robert Edward Lawrence, 32 of Mechanicsville, was arrested and charged in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a man injured and a horse dead on Christmas in Mechanicsville. Lawrence was charged with failure to immediately stop his vehicle at the scene of an accident involving bodily injury, failure to stop after an accident...
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Upper Marlboro Man and Two Teens from Lusby Arrested for Armed Robberies in Lothian

Upper Marlboro Man and Two Teens from Lusby Arrested for Armed Robberies in Lothian

UPDATE 12/28/2017: During the course of this investigation Robbery Detectives from the Anne Arundel County Police Department were able to identify three of the four individuals involved in these robberies. On December 24, 2017 detectives located and arrested Daniel Shane McDonald, 49, of Upper Marlboro, and two juveniles, a 13 year-old male and a 16...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 12/28/2017

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 12/28/2017

The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address. THEFTS FROM AUTOS: On December 22, during the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) broke out the windows of several cars parked on...
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Clinton Drug Dealer Arrested in Charles County with Stolen Handgun

Clinton Drug Dealer Arrested in Charles County with Stolen Handgun

On December 16, 2017 at approximately 1:55 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office  responded to a car crash in the 1200 block of Bannister Circle in Waldorf. Upon arrival, Pfc. P. Sadie observed a man running from one of the vehicles involved in the crash. A look out was broadcast and Officer...
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Three Establishments Caught Selling Tobacco to Minors During Compliance Check in St. Mary’s County

Three Establishments Caught Selling Tobacco to Minors During Compliance Check in St. Mary’s County

During the months of November and December 2017, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted several Tobacco Compliance Checks. During this operation, an underage confidential informant, (CI), entered the businesses and attempted to purchase tobacco products. Tobacco Compliance Checks were conducted at thirty-five establishments; the following establishments passed their compliance checks: A&B Liquors Abell’s...
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A&B Liquor Caught Selling Liquor to Minor During Alcohol Compliance Check

A&B Liquor Caught Selling Liquor to Minor During Alcohol Compliance Check

On December 22, 2017, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted alcohol compliance checks countywide. During this operation an underage confidential informant, (CI), entered the businesses and attempted to purchase alcoholic beverages. Alcohol compliance checks were conducted on twenty licensed alcohol retailers; the following retailers passed their compliance checks: ABC Liquors California Fine Wine...
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Maryland State Trooper Breaks Record For Number Of DUI Arrests

Maryland State Trooper Breaks Record For Number Of DUI Arrests

A trooper has made Maryland State Police history by breaking the record for the number of DUI arrests made in a year. For the past four years, Trooper First Class Anthony Wallace has made at least 100 DUI arrests each year, thus breaking a statewide record for the Maryland State Police. Prior to 2017,...
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Maryland State Police DUI Arrests for Charles County – 12/28/2017

Maryland State Police DUI Arrests for Charles County – 12/28/2017

DUI Arrests for the Maryland State Police, La Plata Barrack from 12/2/17 through 12/28/17 NAME DATE & TIME OF ARREST TROOPER AGE CITY & STATE OF RESIDENCE YOUNG, OCTAVIA MARIE 12/2/2017@0241 LONG 35 WALDORF, MD FLORES-URBINA, JUAN C 12/5/2017@ 1851 MOHR 26 SUITLAND BUTLER, DANIEL JUWAN 12/7/2017 @ 0355 JEANS 22 NEWBURG, MD LEE,...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Christmas Eve Homicide in Coltons Point

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Christmas Eve Homicide in Coltons Point

UPDATE 12/27/2017 @ 1:45 p.m. – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: On December 24, 2017, at approximately 4:04 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police from the Leonardtown Barrack, responded to a report of a shooting, in the 38000 block of Dukeharts Creek Road, in Coltons Point,...
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Sheriff’s Deputy in Charles County Rescues Bald Eagle on Christmas Eve

Sheriff’s Deputy in Charles County Rescues Bald Eagle on Christmas Eve

A bald eagle was found lying on the side of Oaks Road in Bryantown on Christmas Eve. Lt. Jeff Wood, of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office who is working that night at the Sheriff’s Office , was called to help out. Lt. Wood is a shift commander and he’s also a Falconer (Bird handler...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Fatal Shooting of 11-Year-Old Girl in Aquasco

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Fatal Shooting of 11-Year-Old Girl in Aquasco

Detectives are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of an 11-year-old girl inside of her home on the night on Friday, December 22, 2017. This appears to be an accidental shooting by a family member. That family member is also a minor. There were adults in the home at the time...
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UPDATE: Nanjemoy Man Charged with Murder of 35-Year-Old Man in Charles County

UPDATE: Nanjemoy Man Charged with Murder of 35-Year-Old Man in Charles County

UPDATE 12/24/2017: On Saturday, December 23, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 8300 block of Bowie Road in Nanjemoy for the report of a shooting. Investigation showed Marcus Darnell Johnson, 33, of Nanjemoy, went to the home of his neighbor, Wayne Lee Proctor, Jr., 35, of...
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Reports of Shots Fired on Ronald Drive in Lexington Park

Reports of Shots Fired on Ronald Drive in Lexington Park

On Saturday, December 23, 2017, at approximately 6:05 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to Ronald Drive, in Lexington Park, for the report of shots fired. One witness told SMNEWSNET they heard 4 or 5 shots and saw a car in the...
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Mechanicsville Man Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison for Production of Child Pornography

Mechanicsville Man Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison for Production of Child Pornography

On December 19, 2017, United States District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Aaron Lee Smiley, 57, of Mechanicsville, to 25 years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor for the Purpose of Producing Child Pornography. Judge Titus also ordered forfeiture of Smiley’s interest in his house because...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

Charles County Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

UPDATE 12/21/2017: United States District Judge Paul W. Grimm has sentenced former Charles County Sheriff’s Deputy Alexander C. Sullivan, age 38, of King George, Virginia, to 2 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession of child pornography. The sentence was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of...
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Lexington Park Man Assaulted and Robbed of Cash, Drugs and Gun During Drug Deal

Lexington Park Man Assaulted and Robbed of Cash, Drugs and Gun During Drug Deal

On Sunday, December 16, 2017, at approximately 6:55 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 23000 block of Green Holly Road, in Lexington Park, for a report of an armed robbery. Contact was made with the victim who advised he arranged to meet with Jerel Gaines to conduct a drug...
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VIDEO: Police in St. Mary’s County Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Theft Suspect

VIDEO: Police in St. Mary’s County Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Theft Suspect

On Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at approximately 1:55 a.m., an unknown male suspect entered an unlocked vehicle in the area of Ark Court (Bay Ridge Subdivision, Lexington Park). Police are looking to identify the unknown male suspect in the video below. If anyone has any information as to the identity of the of the...
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UPDATE: 26-Year-Old Lexington Park Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in Mechanicsville

UPDATE: 26-Year-Old Lexington Park Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in Mechanicsville

UPDATE 12/21/2017: On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at approximately 2:50 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle accident in the 37000 block of New Market Road, in the area of Whalen Road, in Mechanicsville. Units arrived on scene to find a two vehicle head on collision involving...
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