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Former Private School Employee Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

Former Private School Employee Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

Jay Gordon, age 55, of Crofton, Maryland, pleaded guilty yesterday to possession of child pornography.  Gordon was identified as a suspect in the trafficking of child sexual abuse material (“CSAM”), also called child pornography, during a nationwide investigation involving the receipt and distribution of CSAM via Dark Web sites and forum. The guilty plea...
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Maryland State Police Licensing Division Portal Update – To Wear, Carry, or Transport a Handgun

Maryland State Police Licensing Division Portal Update – To Wear, Carry, or Transport a Handgun

As applications for Maryland Wear and Carry Permits continue to be received in unprecedented numbers, the Maryland Department of State Police (MDSP) Licensing Division is issuing the following information to help applicants navigate through the online application process on the Licensing Portal. Pursuant to the recent Supreme Court ruling, on July 5, 2022 Governor...
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Police in Charles County Arrest Man Prohibited from Possessing Firearm

Police in Charles County Arrest Man Prohibited from Possessing Firearm

On July 22, 2022 at 2:33 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the 2900 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf. During the stop, a passenger in the car jumped out, grabbed a handgun that was in his waistband, and threw it before fleeing on foot. He was...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Anti-Semitic Propaganda Throughout the County.

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Anti-Semitic Propaganda Throughout the County.

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the littering of anti-Semitic propaganda in several neighborhoods throughout Calvert County. The flyers are contained in plastic zipper bags and are thrown from cars onto lawns or placed in mailboxes. Deputies have responded and removed materials when the problem is reported. Similar flyers have been reported in...
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UPDATE: Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Murder of 29-Year-Old Waldorf Woman

UPDATE: Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Murder of 29-Year-Old  Waldorf Woman

UPDATE 7/25/2022: On July 24 at 10:22 p.m. Officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to an apartment complex in the area of October Place in Waldorf for the report of the sound of gunshots. When officers arrived, they found Tiesha Janae Johnson, 29, of Waldorf, with gunshot wounds; she was pronounced deceased...
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Southern Maryland State Police Aviation Command Celebrates 35 Years Of Aviation Service

Southern Maryland State Police Aviation Command Celebrates 35 Years Of Aviation Service

This month marks the 35th anniversary of the establishment of a permanent Maryland State Police Aviation Command helicopter base in Southern Maryland. On July 1, 1987, the Maryland State Police Aviation Command (MSPAC) opened the doors for the section, known through the Southern Maryland region as “Trooper 7.” The helicopter section was originally based...
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Man Charged with Destruction of Property, Theft, Assault and Resisting Arrest in Bryans Road

Man Charged with Destruction of Property, Theft, Assault and Resisting Arrest in Bryans Road

On July 14, 2022,  at 3:33 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a tobacco store in the 8000 block of Matthews Road in Bryans Road, for the report of a disorderly subject breaking items in the store. Upon arrival, two officers made contact with the suspect, however he did not...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Shooting On Route 50 In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Shooting On Route 50 In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred this morning on Route 50 in Prince George’s County. At about 3:50 a.m., troopers from the College Park Barrack responded to the area of eastbound Route 50 at Kenilworth Avenue for a report of shots fired at a vehicle. According to a preliminary investigation, multiple...
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Mechanicsville Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography After Downloading and Viewing Images at Library of Congress

Mechanicsville Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography After Downloading and Viewing Images at Library of Congress

Gary Lee Peksa, age 56 of Mechanicsville, Maryland, a former federal employee, was sentenced to eight years in prison for repeatedly connecting his cellphone to a wireless network at the Library of Congress and searching for, downloading, and viewing images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of young children. The announcement was made by...
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Calvert County Detectives Seeking Suspects in Lusby Stabbing That Occurred July 2, 2022 in Lusby

Calvert County Detectives Seeking Suspects in Lusby Stabbing That Occurred July 2, 2022 in Lusby

On Saturday, July 2, 2022, deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau responded to Atomic Seafood in Lusby, MD, for the report of a fight involving a large group of people and a suspect with a knife. An assault occurred outside of the restaurant and two victims were seriously cut/stabbed during the...
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Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Reward in Armed Robbery Case

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Reward in Armed Robbery Case

On July 16, 2022, at 11:17 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 4500 block of Grebe Place in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. A preliminary investigation revealed a pizza delivery driver responded to an address to deliver food. The occupants exited the house and indicated they did...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Shooting on Rt. 295 in Anne Arundel County, Victim Transported to Trauma Center

Maryland State Police Investigating Shooting on Rt. 295 in Anne Arundel County, Victim Transported to Trauma Center

On Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at approximately 2:45 a.m., troopers from the Glen Burnie Barrack responded to multiple reports of shots being fired in the area of Maryland Route 295 at West Nursery Road. According to a preliminary investigation, the victim, a 21-year-old male, was driving a gold Acura TLX south on Route 295...
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Police Arrests, Charge Suspect With Cocaine Possession with Intent to Distribute, Recover Over $50,000 and 1lb of Cocaine

Police Arrests, Charge Suspect With Cocaine Possession with Intent to Distribute, Recover Over $50,000 and 1lb of Cocaine

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Gang Unit arrested an Adelphi man for being in possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute. The suspect is 44-year-old Edwin Murillo. Through various investigative means, detectives identified Murillo as a suspect possibly distributing cocaine in Adelphi. On June 30, 2022, the PGPD served a search warrant...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating 13-Year-Old Male Shot in La Plata, Victim Flown to Trauma Center with Non-Life-Threatening Injuries

UPDATE: Police Investigating 13-Year-Old Male Shot in La Plata, Victim Flown to Trauma Center with Non-Life-Threatening Injuries

UPDATE – Charles County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: On July 18, 2022, at 11:53 p.m., officers from the La Plata Police Department and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Caroline Drive and Jennie Run Drive in La Plata for the report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they located a...
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Waldorf Man Charged with Home Invasion and Assault

Waldorf Man Charged with Home Invasion and Assault

On July 16, 2022, at 3:25 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to an apartment in the 3900 block of Northgate Place in Waldorf for the report of a home invasion. A preliminary investigation revealed the suspect, Stacy Jermain Barksdale, 36, of Waldorf, forced his way inside an apartment where his...
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Police Arrests Suspect Wanted for Fatally Shooting Coworker at Forestville Restaurant

Police Arrests Suspect Wanted for Fatally Shooting Coworker at Forestville Restaurant

The Prince George’s County Police Department today located and arrested a man wanted for fatally shooting his coworker on Thursday. The suspect is 29-year-old Aaren Butler of District Heights. He’s charged in connection with the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Fred Graham of Greenbelt. The suspect and victim worked together at a restaurant in Forestville....
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UPDATE: Three Suspects Travel from Washington D.C., to St. Mary’s and Calvert County to Rob Pharmacies for Cough Syrup

UPDATE: Three Suspects Travel from Washington D.C., to St. Mary’s and Calvert County to Rob Pharmacies for Cough Syrup

UPDATE 7/18/2022: Charging documents added: On Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 12:48 p.m., police responded to the Giant Pharmacy located at First Colony Way in California, St. Mary’s County. As the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office investigated, they learned one suspect, later identified as Malik Rivers, jumped over the pharmacy counter and threatened employees...
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Sheriff’s Office Seeking Videos in Homicide Investigation

Sheriff’s Office Seeking Videos in Homicide Investigation

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has activated an online portal and is seeking additional information related to a homicide investigation on Friday, July 15, 2022, at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Carnival. Anyone who has video of the incident, prior, during or after the shooting is asked to share the digital file with...
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Replica Firearm Recovered from Thomas Stone High School Student

Replica Firearm Recovered from Thomas Stone High School Student

On Thursday, July 14, 2022, at approximately 9:40 a.m., a concerned parent contacted Thomas Stone High School stating that she saw a male student with what she believed could be a weapon at the bus stop, and that the student got on the bus. School administration notified officers and the bus driver. Officers responded...
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19-Year-Old Lexington Park Man Arrested for Murder of 16-Year-Old at Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Carnival

19-Year-Old Lexington Park Man Arrested for Murder of 16-Year-Old at Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Carnival

SMCSO UPDATE @ 10:50 a.m.: A 19-year-old Lexington Park man has been arrested and charged by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office in a fatal shooting at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department’s annual carnival on Friday evening. Devron Ny’Quez Murray, age 19 of Lexington Park, is being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention...
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Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office and U.S. Justice Department Launch Investigation of Maryland Department Of State Police Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office and U.S. Justice Department Launch Investigation of Maryland Department Of State Police Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron and Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division announced today that the Justice Department has opened a civil pattern or practice investigation into the Maryland Department of State Police (MDSP) under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act...
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Anne Arundel County Police Strategic Plan in Response to Six Shootings in Under a Week

Anne Arundel County Police Strategic Plan in Response to Six Shootings in Under a Week

In light of the recent contact and non-contact shooting incidents, the Anne Arundel County Police Department is asking members of the community to come forward with any and all information. Tipsters can remain anonymous by calling 410-222-4700. Remember if you #SeeSomethingSaySomething. We are committed to protecting life, property and sustaining viable communities to live,...
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Police Investigating Multiple Burglaries to Lexington Park Businesses

Police Investigating Multiple Burglaries to Lexington Park Businesses

On Thursday, July 14, 2022, at approximately 11:15 p.m., police responded to the Tobacco Hub located at 46925 South Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported burglary alarm. Police arrived on the scene and found broken windows and an open door. Deputies cleared the building and found no-one inside. A police K9 conducted...
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Repeat Offender and Previously Convicted Murderer Receives 25 Years for Distribution of Fentanyl and Illegal Gun Possession

Repeat Offender and Previously Convicted Murderer Receives 25 Years for Distribution of Fentanyl and Illegal Gun Possession

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced that Purnell Summerville, 40, was sentenced to 25 years of active incarceration for possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl and possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. This case is the defendant’s fourth felony drug conviction and third conviction for a case involving...
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Virginia Man Convicted of Dog Fighting in St. Mary’s County

Virginia Man Convicted of Dog Fighting in St. Mary’s County

State’s Attorney Richard D. Fritz announces that on July 7, 2022, Damien Terrell Wilson, Damien Terrell Wilson, 49, of Woodbridge, VA, was convicted of five felony counts of Dog Fighting, and fourteen misdemeanor counts related to dog fighting activities. The State’s Attorney’s Office filed these charges after ten Pit Bulls and one Rottweiler were...
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