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Chopticon Student Arrested After Bringing Loaded Handgun to Basketball Game at Leonardtown High

On January 17, 2020, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer, Corporal Angela Delozier was working a basketball game at Leonardtown High School located at on Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown. Cpl. Delozier was alerted to suspicious activity involving a group of juveniles by staff at the game. Cpl. Delozier and staff from...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Man for Burglaries and a Motor Vehicle Theft

In January of 2020, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office investigated several burglaries and a motor vehicle theft in the Mechanicsville area. On January 14, 2020, Deputy Hersh observed the stolen vehicle operating on Budds Creek Road in Mechanicsville. Dep. Hersh conducted a felony traffic stop on the vehicle and identified the operator to...
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UPDATE: Probation Violation Sends Lexington Park Woman Back to Jail for 18 Months

UPDATE: Probation Violation Sends Lexington Park Woman Back to Jail for 18 Months

Calvert County Circuit Court Judge Mark Chandlee, sentenced Lindsay Leanne Canter, 34, of California to 18 months for violating her probation. Canter is currently incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center Canter violated her probation in September of 2019, when she went out to several bars drinking with friends to celebrate her 34th birthday....
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UPDATE: Drunk Driver that Killed 3-Month-Old in Waldorf Sentenced to 10 Years in Jail

UPDATE: Drunk Driver that Killed 3-Month-Old in Waldorf Sentenced to 10 Years in Jail

UPDATE: Michael Maurice Ford, 50, of Columbia, was sentenced to 10 years in jail for the Grossly Negligent Manslaughter of infant Ethan Ruefly, Negligent Homicide by Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, and related charges. 10/7/2019: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on October 7, 2019, a Charles County jury,...
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Narcotics Investigation Leads to Child Abuse Charges for Mechanicsville Woman

Narcotics Investigation Leads to Child Abuse Charges for Mechanicsville Woman

On December 17, 2019, members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division began an investigation into the death of a 25-year-old male from Charlotte Hall. During the investigation information was obtained the decedent had been at a residence in the 28800 block of Trent Hall Road in Mechanicsville prior to his...
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Calvert County Animal Control Seeks Information in Animal Cruelty Case Where Chocolate Labrador Retriever was Killed

Calvert County Animal Control is seeking information related to a possible case of animal cruelty. The Friends of the Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. On Dec. 16, 2019, Animal Control officers responded to the...
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UPDATE: Public School Worker Charged with Sexual Child Abuse was Shuffled from School to School for Years Prior to Arrest

George Andrew Taylor, 34, of Waldorf

UPDATE 1/9/2019: On December 10, 2019, Victim 1, a seven-year old female, disclosed to her mother that an adult male had been sexually abusing her, with the most recent incident happening around Thanksgiving, 2019. Victim 1 identified her abuser as “George”, George Andrew Taylor, 34, of Waldorf. Police responded to the Center for Children...
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UPDATE: Details Released in Murder of 24-Year-Old Park Hall Man

UPDATE: Details Released in Murder of 24-Year-Old Park Hall Man

UPDATE 1/9/2020 @ 10:15 a.m.: On January 3, 2020, at approximately 12:56 p.m., the St. Mary’s County Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call indicating someone had been shot in a residence at 18414 Point Lookout Road, in Park Hall. Deputies arrived on scene and located the victim, identified as Jordan Lee Sullivan, 24...
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UPDATE: Waldorf Substitute Middle School Teacher Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor, Production of Child Pornography

UPDATE: Waldorf Substitute Middle School Teacher Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor, Production of Child Pornography

UPDATE 1/08/2020: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Keith Allan Krikstan, 32 of Waldorf, to 25 years in prison for two counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor, Production of Child Pornography, and Visual Surveillance of a...
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Missing Person – St. Mary’s County – 29 Year-Old Male

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office of Maryland seeks your help in locating a missing “at risk” person, Ryan Nicholas Cherrico. Cherrico is a 29 year-old, white male last seen in Mechanicsville, on January 6, 2020. If you have information that can assist in helping safely locate Ryan Cherrico, please call 911 or contact...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Theft Suspects at Lexington Park Kohl’s

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft case, along with another individual. On Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 at 9:20 pm, the pictured suspect picked up a new Dyson vacuum cleaner and then left the Lexington Park Kohl’s store without paying for it. The suspect...
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State Prison Inmate Death Being Investigated In Allegany County

Maryland State Police investigators are continuing an investigation into the death of a state prison inmate yesterday in Allegany County. The deceased is identified as Bradley Rinehart, 52. Rinehart was a state prison inmate serving time at the Western Correctional Institution in Cumberland. Cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy being conducted...
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Six Injured After Attempted Hit and Run Turns Into Three Vehicle Crash in California

Six Injured After Attempted Hit and Run Turns Into Three Vehicle Crash in California

On Saturday, January 4, 2020, at approximately 12:40 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to St. Andrew’s Church Road and Indian Bridge Road in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find three vehicles in the roadway and began rendering care to patients. The Dodge...
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UPDATE: 23-Year-Old Bowie Man Charged with Murder of 56-Year Old Woman, After Vehicle Sale Dispute with Victims Son

The Prince George’s County Police Department identified and arrested the man who shot and killed a woman inside of her home on New Year’s Day. The suspect is 23-year-old Sammie Warren of the 2500 block of Kenhill Drive in Bowie. He’s charged with the fatal shooting of 56-year-old Filomena Vasquez. On January 1, 2020,...
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UPDATE: Former Prince George’s County Delegate Sentenced to 6-Months in Federal Prison for Wire Fraud

UPDATE: Former Prince George’s County Delegate Sentenced to 6-Months in Federal Prison for Wire Fraud

UPDATE 1/04/2020: U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang sentenced former Maryland State Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, age 67, of Berwyn Heights, Maryland, to six months in federal prison, followed by two months of home detention with electronic monitoring, as part of three years of supervised release, on a federal wire fraud charge. Gaines converted...
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Someone in Laurel Lured in Seagulls with Popcorn and Ran Them Over, Police Say

Someone in Laurel Lured in Seagulls with Popcorn and Ran Them Over, Police Say

On Saturday, January 4, 2020 at approximately 10:45 a.m., Laurel Police officers responded to the Laurel Plaza Shopping Center, near the Dollar Tree at 9620 Fort Meade Road, in Laurel, for the report of animal cruelty in the parking lot. Upon arrival, officers observed a group of deceased seagulls all in extremely close proximity...
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VIDEO: Police in Waldorf Looking for Two Stolen Jaguars an Audi, and Corvette

VIDEO: Police in Waldorf Looking for Two Stolen Jaguars an Audi, and Corvette

Thieves stole four luxury cars on Sunday, December 29, 2019 from AMKO Auto, in Waldorf . Thieves ransacked the office and damaged a 2015 Dodge Challenger during the burglary. According to the owner, the burglary took place at around 6:00 p.m. Approximately five men spent 30 minutes at the lot before fleeing the scene...
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State Releases the Opioid Operational Command Center’s Report for Third Quarter of 2019

State Releases the Opioid Operational Command Center’s Report for Third Quarter of 2019

Steven R. Schuh Executive Director Opioid Operational Command Center Office of the Governor released the following message: I am pleased to share the Opioid Operational Command Center’s (OOCC) 2019 Third Quarter (Q3) Report. This report outlines Maryland’s most recent intoxication fatalities data, and it provides updates on key elements of our response to the...
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Police Arrest California Man for Armed Robbery of Abell’s Tavern in Callaway

Police Arrest California Man for Armed Robbery of Abell’s Tavern in Callaway

12/31/2019 @ 3:15 p.m.: Police Arrested Rex Reese, 48, of California, MD, for the robbery of Abell’s Tavern on Piney Point Road, in Callaway Reese was arrested by Detective Sidorowicz, of the St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office a short time after the robbery. Reese was charged with the following: ROBBERY ARMED ROBBERY ASSAULT-FIRST DEGREE Reese’s...
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Police Arrest Chesapeake Beach Man Wanted by Police for Murder in Manassas

Police Arrest Chesapeake Beach Man Wanted by Police for Murder in Manassas

UPDATE : Ryan Thomas Waker, 22, of Chesapeake Beach, who was wanted in connection to the Denny’s homicide in Manassas, VA, has been apprehended by the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Maryland. Additional information to follow. ________________ WANTED: Ryan Thomas Waker, 22, of Chesapeake Beach, is actively being sought in connection to the...
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Maryland State Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating a Second Person Shot on Friday in a Separate Shooting

Maryland State Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating a Second Person Shot on Friday in a Separate Shooting

On Friday, December 27, 2019, at approximately 6:15 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack and Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, for the reported gunshot victim. Police arrived on the scene to find a patient, a male in his 20’s,...
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UPDATE: State Police Release Name of 18-Year-Old Shot at Sheetz in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: State Police Release Name of 18-Year-Old Shot at Sheetz in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 12/27/2019 @ 4:20 p.m.: Maryland State Police are searching for a suspect involved in a reported shooting in St. Mary’s County. The suspect is identified as an African American male. He reportedly fled the scene in an SUV with Virginia plates. The victim is identified as Ea’sen Lee Mackall, 18, of St. Mary’s...
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Maryland State Police Warn Motorists Not To Drive Impaired Or Distracted This Holiday Season

Maryland State Police Warn Motorists Not To Drive Impaired Or Distracted This Holiday Season

Troopers from each of the 23 Maryland State Police barracks who patrol every county will continue to focus enforcement efforts on impaired driving, aggressive driving, speeding, distracted driving and other violations that often contribute to highway tragedies, especially during the holiday season. Additional troopers will be working overtime assignments funded by highway safety grants...
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Drunk DJ at Buckets Sports Bar in Lusby Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

Drunk DJ at Buckets Sports Bar in Lusby Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

On December 22, 2019, Deputy S. Naughton, of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to Buckets Sports Bar in Lusby to assist Deputy Rzepkowski with crowd control. A short time after arriving, Deputy Naughton observed Desam Neri Stewart, 49, of California, enter the DJ booth and begin to play loud music on and off...
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State Police Investigating Death of Mechanicsville Man After Motor Vehicle Crash in Charlotte Hall

State Police Investigating Death of Mechanicsville Man After Motor Vehicle Crash in Charlotte Hall

On Monday, December 23, 2019, at approximately 11:25 a.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a single vehicle on Maryland Route 234 (Budds Creek Road) in the area of Jenkins Road in Charlotte Hall. Due to the circumstances, the Maryland State...
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