Law Enforcement

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Threats of Potential Gun Violence at Spring Ridge Middle School

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Threats of Potential Gun Violence at Spring Ridge Middle School

On Thursday, February 15, 2024, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were called to investigate reports of a threat against Spring Ridge Middle School. Deputies were alerted to a social media post circulating among Spring Ridge Middle School students warning them not to “go to school tomorrow” and indicating a student would...
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UPDATE: Prince Frederick Man Charged With Murdering His Girlfriend’s Ex-Boyfriend After Argument Over Child Visitation

UPDATE: Prince Frederick Man Charged With Murdering His Girlfriend’s Ex-Boyfriend After Argument Over Child Visitation

UPDATE 2/19/2024 – charging documents added: On Thursday, February 15, 2024, at approximately 10:22 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the 200 block of Fairground Road in Prince Frederick, for the reported one not breathing. The 911 center advised that an unknown subject had been severely beaten and was located laying in a...
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Maryland State Police Remind Citizens To Verify Credentials When Using Automotive Dismantler and Recycler Services

Maryland State Police Remind Citizens To Verify Credentials When Using Automotive Dismantler and Recycler Services

The Maryland State Police remind citizens to use caution and verify credentials when using Automotive Dismantler and Recycler (ADR) and Scrap Processor services in Maryland. More commonly, Automotive Dismantler and Recycler (ADR) and Scrap Processor services post signs and advertisements, meant to entice citizens to purchase and/or sell automotive goods, ranging from used cars,...
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91-Year-Old Man Flown to Area Trauma Center After German Shepherd Attack in La Plata

91-Year-Old Man Flown to Area Trauma Center After German Shepherd Attack in La Plata

On Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at approximately 5:57 p.m., police and emergency medical personnel responded to the 10000 block of Norfolk Drive in La Plata, for the reported animal bite. 911 callers reported a 91-year-old male that was conscious, alert and breathing after being attacked by a German Shepherd. EMS arrived on the scene...
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25-Year-Old Woman Charged With Arson at Her Grandparents House in Charlotte Hall

25-Year-Old Woman Charged With Arson at Her Grandparents House in Charlotte Hall

  On Monday, February 12, 2024, at approximately 5:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the 13000 block of Charles Street in Charlotte Hall, for the reported house on fire with one trapped following a domestic situation. Crews from Charles and St. Mary’s County responded with units arriving in under 3 minutes...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Head-on Collision in St. Mary’s County That Killed 27-Year-Old Mechanicsville Woman

UPDATE: Police Investigating Head-on Collision in St. Mary’s County That Killed 27-Year-Old Mechanicsville Woman

UPDATE 2/14/2024: On Sunday, February 4, 2024, at approximately 8:25am, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to Mechanicsville Road and Red Oak Lane, Mechanicsville, for the report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries involving two vehicles. Troopers and other emergency services personnel arrived to find the driver of the at-fault...
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Man who was Wandering Hallways of Great Mills High School with a Handgun Arrested for Two Day Time Armend Robberies

Man who was Wandering Hallways of Great Mills High School with a Handgun Arrested for Two Day Time Armend Robberies

On Thursday, February 1, 2024, at approximately 3:00 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed robbery at the Tacos Hernandez Authentic Mexican Restaurant on Great Mills Road, in Lexington Park. The St. Mary’s County Emergency Communication Center (ECC) received a call advising an African American male wearing a...
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Up To $14,000 Offered For Information Relating To Infant Sex Abuse Case

Up To $14,000 Offered For Information Relating To Infant Sex Abuse Case

Reward money of up to $14,000 is being offered to anyone who can provide the identity of a woman with critical knowledge in a sexual child exploitation investigation. Police are asking for assistance in identifying the woman captured in video screenshots from 2020. The photos show an adult woman with distinctive tattoos including a...
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Two Studies by DNR Scientists Highlight Spawning Challenges for Striped Bass in Chesapeake Bay

Two Studies by DNR Scientists Highlight Spawning Challenges for Striped Bass in Chesapeake Bay

Two recent studies by Maryland Department of Natural Resources scientists highlight spawning challenges that striped bass, also known locally as rockfish, face in the Chesapeake Bay. The research was published in “Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science” in late 2023 for the journal’s striped bass themed issue. Jim Uphoff, a DNR fisheries...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Seeks Public Input for Upcoming Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Seeks Public Input for Upcoming Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comment on proposed changes to the 2024-2026 hunting and trapping seasons as well as the proposed 2024-2025 Migratory Game Bird Seasons and Bag Limits. “We have been working diligently to develop these proposals with our staff and our stakeholders, who represent a diverse group of citizens,” said Wildlife and Heritage...
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Former Maryland Dentist Sentenced to 78 Days in Prison After Pleading Guilty to Stealing More than $8 Million Dollars from Medicaid

Former Maryland Dentist Sentenced to 78 Days in Prison After Pleading Guilty to Stealing More than $8 Million Dollars from Medicaid

Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown announced the sentencing of former dentist Seyed Hamid Tofigh, 57, of Potomac, Maryland, relating to the theft of $8.5 million from the Medicaid program. On February 6, 2024, Tofigh pleaded guilty to one count of Defrauding a State Health Plan, the Medicaid program, and one count of Practicing...
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Two Washington D.C. Teens Arrested for Murder During Robbery in PG County

Two Washington D.C. Teens Arrested for Murder During Robbery in PG County

The Prince George’s County Police Department identified and charged two suspects wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred in late December. The suspects are 18-year-old Bilal Ansariddeen of Bowie and 19-year-old Kiemontey Jenifer of Washington, DC. They are accused of fatally shooting 36-year-old Nelson Bonilla-Reyes of Capitol Heights. On December 31, 2023,...
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Governor Moore Announces $15.6 Million Investment to Improve Abortion Care Access Statewide

Governor Moore Announces $15.6 Million Investment to Improve Abortion Care Access Statewide

Governor Wes Moore announced two major investments to improve access to abortion care statewide this week. In addition to the Moore-Miller Administration’s FY 2025 $5 million allocation to increase Medicaid provider reimbursement for abortion care and reproductive services, the Maryland Department of Health has awarded a $10.6 million grant to the University of Maryland, Baltimore,...
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VIDEO: Wanted Lexington Park Man Arrested on Gun and Drug Charges After Traffic Stop in St. Mary’s County

VIDEO: Wanted Lexington Park Man Arrested on Gun and Drug Charges After Traffic Stop in St. Mary’s County

On Saturday, February 10, 2024, Deputies from the S. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on an orange Ford Escape after running a stop sign. The traffic stop was initiated at the Taco bell located on Great Mills Road, in Lexington Park. Police made contact with a passenger who was later identified...
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Welcome House Destroyed After Fire, No Injuries Reported and State Fire Marshal Investigating

Welcome House Destroyed After Fire, No Injuries Reported and State Fire Marshal Investigating

On Monday, February 12, 2024, at approximately 9:04 a.m., firefighters responded to the the 8500 block of Dominion Place in Welcome, for the house on fire. Multiple 911 callers reported the house was on fire with all occupants escaping without injury. Over 40 firefighters from Charles and Prince George’s County responded with first arriving...
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Two of Four Subjects Wandering The Halls of Great Mills High School with Handgun Identified

Two of Four Subjects Wandering The Halls of Great Mills High School with Handgun Identified

The St. Mary’s County Board of Education informed police that four suspects entered Great Mills High School in Lexington Park, at approximately 12:11 p.m., on January 17, 2024. The suspects entered the school via the exterior doors located on the backside of the school near the JROTC trailer. The suspects were able to make...
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No Injuries Reported After Impaired Driver Strikes Tree in Lexington Park

No Injuries Reported After Impaired Driver Strikes Tree in Lexington Park

On Sunday, February 11, 2024, at approximately 1:42 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and St James Church Road in Lexington Park, for two automated 911 calls reporting a motor vehicle collision in this area involving a 2023 Toyota GR86. First Responders arrived in the area...
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Oxon Hill Man Arrested for Armed Robbery of Ledo Pizza and Sunoco Gas Mart in Waldorf

Oxon Hill Man Arrested for Armed Robbery of Ledo Pizza and Sunoco Gas Mart in Waldorf

On January 9, 2024 at approximately 3:00 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the Sunoco Gas Mart on Crain Highway in Waldorf, for the reported armed robbery. While on the scene, they made contact with a male victim, a store employee, who told police he was...
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LaPlata Man Faces Ten Charges of Disorderly Conduct, and 50 Traffic Violations for Riding Off-Road Vehicles on Public Streets and Sidewalks

LaPlata Man Faces Ten Charges of Disorderly Conduct, and 50 Traffic Violations for Riding Off-Road Vehicles on Public Streets and Sidewalks

In May of 2023, the La Plata Police Department was informed of a complaint of unregistered off-road / ATV’s operating on Llano Drive in the Agricopia neighborhood in La Plata. Police obtained multiple videos from various dates and times which captured off-road vehicles, also known as three wheelers, four wheelers, ATV’s, minibikes, and dirt...
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Virginia Beach Man Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison for Abusive Sexual Contact with a Minor at Patuxent River Naval Air Station

Virginia Beach Man Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison for Abusive Sexual Contact with a Minor at  Patuxent River Naval Air Station

U.S. District Judge Deborah L. Boardman sentenced Delvon Lashawn Redd, age 30, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, yesterday to 78 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for abusive sexual contact with a minor.  Judge Boardman also ordered that, upon his release from prison, Redd must continue to register as a...
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Maryland State Police in Southern Maryland Remind Motorists Not To Drive Impaired This Super Bowl Weekend

Maryland State Police  in Southern Maryland Remind Motorists Not To Drive Impaired This Super Bowl Weekend

Troopers are reminding motorists to enjoy the game, and avoid aggressive, distracted or impaired driving, when going to or leaving their destination. State troopers from all 23 Maryland State Police barracks, including the State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort (SPIDRE) team, will focus on aggressive, distracted or impaired driving while conducting saturation patrols on...
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Police in Charles and Calvert Counties Make Safety the Core of Your Plan for The Big Game

Police in Charles and Calvert Counties Make Safety the Core of Your Plan for The Big Game

If your plans this weekend include watching the Big Game and your night involves consuming alcohol or recreational drugs outside your home, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MVA) Highway Safety Office is reminding fans not to fumble the celebration: make plans for a sober ride home. More than 25 state and...
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Charles County Public Schools Police Press Releases February 8th and 9th, 2024

Charles County Public Schools Police Press Releases February 8th and 9th, 2024

St. Charles High School Assault: On February 2, 2024, at 9 a.m., three students at St. Charles High School assaulted another student during a class change. Administrators separated the students. The student who was assaulted was treated for injuries by the school nurse. The students who initiated the assault will be charged. The students...
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Police Recover Knife from Stethem Educational Center Student Who Wanted to Stab Another Student

Police Recover Knife from Stethem Educational Center Student Who Wanted to Stab Another Student

On Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 2:30 p.m., a school bus driver overheard a student from Robert D. Stethem Educational Center say they were going to injure a student who attends McDonough High School. The student was removed from the bus at which time a knife fell out of their clothing. Further, it was...
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UPDATE: Police Make Two Arrests in Shooting Death of Toddler and Wounding of Mother

UPDATE: Police Make Two Arrests in Shooting Death of Toddler and Wounding of Mother

UPDATE 2/9/2024: The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit arrested two suspects in connection with the murder of a toddler in Langley Park. The suspects are 33-year-old Israel Fuentes, Jr., of Lewisdale and 28-year-old Johnny Alejandro Turcios of Lewisdale. They are charged in connection with the murder of two-year-old Jeremy Poou-Caceres of the...
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