Law Enforcement

2 Killed in Overnight Multi Vehicle Crash On I-695

2 Killed in Overnight Multi Vehicle Crash On I-695

Maryland State Police are continuing their investigation into an overnight multi vehicle crash this morning that claimed the lives of two people traveling on motorcycles on the Inner Loop of 695. The two deceased drivers are adult males. The first adult male is from Prince Georges County, MD. The second adult male is from...
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Former St. Mary’s College Head Swimming Coach Sentenced to 72 Months for Child Pornography

Former St. Mary’s College Head Swimming Coach Sentenced to 72 Months for Child Pornography

On Thursday, July 6, 2017, U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Andre Rudolph Barbins, 46, formerly of Solomons, to 72 months in prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for receipt of child pornography. Barbins pled guilty to the charge on January 26, 2017. (at the time of his arrest, Barbins was the...
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WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 7/8/2017

WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 7/8/2017

The following persons are wanted by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit is responsible for the service of criminal and child support warrants as well as criminal summonses issued by the courts. They are also responsible for coordinating extraditions of suspects out of state. Individuals with information concerning...
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Death Investigation of 17-Year-Old Male Underway in Lexington Park

Death Investigation of 17-Year-Old Male Underway in Lexington Park

UPDATE 7/7/2017 @ 10:00 p.m: Jennifer Stone, Public Information Officer for the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, told SMNEWSNET “there is no immediate threat to the public”. 7/7/2017 @9:30 p.m.: On Friday, July 7, 2017, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to...
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Three Dozen New Troopers Join The Ranks During Trooper Graduation Today

Three Dozen New Troopers Join The Ranks During Trooper Graduation Today

As state officials and proud family members looked on, trooper candidates raised their right hands today and took an oath to serve and protect the people of Maryland as they officially became state troopers during the graduation ceremony for the Maryland State Police 146th Trooper Candidate Class. The 36 members of Trooper Candidate Class 146...
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Police in Charles County Arrest Two Additional Suspects in 2016 Homicide

Police in Charles County Arrest Two Additional Suspects in 2016 Homicide

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division have arrested two additional suspects in connection with a homicide that occurred on January 12, 2016. On that date, two men entered a house in the 11500 block of Terrace Drive in Waldorf. They displayed guns, demanded money and then shot and killed a...
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UPDATE: Former Track Coach & Instructional Assistant Arrested and Charged with Production of Child Pornography

UPDATE: Former Track Coach & Instructional Assistant Arrested and Charged with Production of Child Pornography

UPDATE 7/5/2017: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are continuing their investigation of Carlos Bell, a former instructional assistant at a local middle school, who was charged with the production of child pornography and assault of several middle-school aged children. Investigators have learned additional details regarding Bell’s involvement with youth: • In the fall of 2008, Bell...
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Maryland State Troopers Yielded Positive Results This Independence Day Weekend

Maryland State Troopers Yielded Positive Results This Independence Day Weekend

This year’s Independence Day weekend efforts of the Maryland State Police had a positive effect on reducing crashes and keeping the public safe. Traffic enforcement efforts by Maryland state troopers during the Independence Day holiday period resulted in more than 9,300 traffic stops that led to 129 arrests and more than 110 arrests of...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Collision in Accokeek

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Collision in Accokeek

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is working to determine the cause of a fatal crash in Accokeek. The victim is 67-year-old James Hill of North Thames Street in Accokeek. On Thursday, June 29, 2017, at approximately 8:50 p.m., patrol officers were called to the intersection of Indian Head...
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Vacation Checks Available for La Plata Residents

Vacation Checks Available for La Plata Residents

The La Plata Police Department wants you to have an enjoyable and worry-free vacation. Whether you’re planning a trip to beach, the mountains or attending a business conference in Vegas. While you are away La Plata police officers will conduct a daily house checks. If something looks out of place, the officer will contact...
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St. Mary’s County Health Department Press Release on Carfentanil and Other Drugs in Disguise

St. Mary’s County Health Department Press Release on Carfentanil and Other Drugs in Disguise

St. Mary’s County continues to experience a tragic and deadly opioid drug epidemic. Opioid drug intoxication deaths in the county have involved prescription opioids, heroin, fentanyl, and now carfentanil. Most St. Mary’s County opioid related drug intoxication deaths thus far in calendar year 2017 have involved fentanyl. The first drug intoxication fatality related to...
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Sheriff Tim Cameron selected Crisis Intervention Teams Leader of the Year for the Southern Maryland Region

Sheriff Tim Cameron selected Crisis Intervention Teams Leader of the Year for the Southern Maryland Region

On Monday, May 22, the Southern Maryland Crisis Intervention Teams announced Sheriff Tim Cameron as the first ever CIT Leader of the Year for the Southern Maryland Region. “Sheriff Cameron is the first law enforcement executive in Southern Maryland to train his officers and recognize the importance of serving an often-overlooked community,” said Karyn...
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Mother/Daughter Arrested After Caught Doing Drugs with Two Children in Car

Mother/Daughter Arrested After Caught Doing Drugs with Two Children in Car

On Sunday, June 4, 2017, Deputy J. Smith of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a traffic complaint in the 28000 block of Three Notch Road (7-11) in Mechanicsville, where witnesses observed a motor vehicle driving erratically weaving through lanes. The vehicle was located on the south side of 7-11. As Smith...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/3/2017 to 7/7/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/3/2017 to 7/7/2017

During the week of July 3, to July 7, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated...
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Fourth of July Plans? First, Plan Your Sober Ride!

Fourth of July Plans? First, Plan Your Sober Ride!

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) joined law enforcement officials today at the Maryland State Police (MSP) Barrack in Howard County to warn motorists traveling this long holiday weekend – “make a plan” for a safe and sober ride, or the consequences could be severe. “Drunk or drugged drivers are involved in more than...
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California Woman Arrested for Theft at Lowes

California Woman Arrested for Theft at Lowes

6-15-2017 – Theft – On Thursday, June 15, 2017, Deputy R. Steinbach of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Lowes in California, for the report of a female subject making fraudulent returns for cash. The witness stated that on several occasions the suspect, Jamie Lee Rose Emory, 24, of California, would...
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Homeless Woman Arrested for Burglary and Possession of Fentanyl

Homeless Woman Arrested for Burglary and Possession of Fentanyl

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, Deputy J. Maguire of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21000 block of Barkentine Court in Great Mills for a reported burglary. The victim alleged someone entered the residence and slept in a child’s bed on the upper level of the home. The deputy responded later...
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Leonardtown Man Arrested for Car Theft

Leonardtown Man Arrested for Car Theft

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Deputy T. Siciliano of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office  responded to the 16000 block of Three Notch Road for the report of a motor vehicle theft. The victim alleged, the suspect, Shawn Michael Clark, 25 of Leonardtown, drove the victim’s motor vehicle without their permission. The victim is...
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Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit Receives Donation from Elks Lodge #2092

Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit Receives Donation from Elks Lodge #2092

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, members of the St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge #2092 provided a charitable donation to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to assist in the training of police K-9 units. Members of the Elks Lodge presented a $2,000 check to members of the K-9 unit including Corporal William Rishel, Deputy...
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Maryland State Police SPIDRE Team To Be Out In Force This July 4th Holiday

Maryland State Police SPIDRE Team To Be Out In Force This July 4th Holiday

With the July 4th holiday quickly approaching, the Maryland State Police and other police agencies across Maryland will be out in force removing impaired drivers from the highways.  For the fourth straight year, the State Police Impaired DRiving Effort (SPIDRE) team will continue its goal to make Maryland’s roads safer during the July 4th...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Found Guilty of First Degree Murder

UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Found Guilty of First Degree Murder

UPDATE 6/29/2017: Patrick Henry Bush, 52 of Lexington Park, was  found guilty of first and second degree murder and armed robbery, on Wednesday June 28, 2017, in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court. Judge David Densford found him not guilty of carjacking. Bush will be sentenced later this year. UPDATE 6/12/2017: According to court documents, the murder trial...
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Traffic Advisory: 9th Annual Independence Celebration at Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department

Traffic Advisory: 9th Annual Independence Celebration at Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department

The Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department will host its 9th Annual Independence Day Celebration on July 1, 2017. Residents can expect traffic delays, heavy pedestrian, and motor vehicle traffic, as well as multiple lane closures in the area. The delays are expected from approximately 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. The following road and lane closures...
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11-Year-Old Layla Kaelin from Leonardtown has a Big Heart and a Love for Animals

11-Year-Old Layla Kaelin from Leonardtown has a Big Heart and a Love for Animals

While watching the news and eating breakfast with her mother, Sheri Kaelin, Layla heard a story about K-9 dogs that were injured because they weren’t wearing vests. Without hesitation, the young animal lover told her mother she wanted to raise money to purchase vests for her local police department’s K-9 unit. That’s where the...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision

On June 26, 2017, at approximately 8:23 PM, patrol officers from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a serious single motor vehicle collision on Vista Road in the area of Whiskey Creek Road in Hollywood. Officers located a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe off the roadway and into a tree with both the operator...
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Armed Carjacking Suspect Killed in Fatal Crash in Bowie

Armed Carjacking Suspect Killed in Fatal Crash in Bowie

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a fatal crash in Suitland. The decedent is 48-year-old Derrick Foster of Lake Arbor Way in Bowie. On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 1:15 a.m., patrol officers responded to 1000 block of Largo Center Drive for the report of an armed carjacking and robbery. A male...
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