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Charles County Detectives Recover Crack Cocaine, Drug Distribution Materials, and Semi-Automatic Handgun After Search Warrant

Charles County Detectives Recover Crack Cocaine, Drug Distribution Materials, and Semi-Automatic Handgun After Search Warrant

On Thursday, July 7, 2022, members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Section, with assistance from the CCSO Emergency Services Team, Special Operations Division, and K9, served a search warrant at a house in the 9500 block of Kline Drive in La Plata. A resident of the home, James Leroy Brown, III,...
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Narcotics Detectives Recover Four “Ghost Guns,” an AR-15 Rifle, 16 Pounds of Marijuana, LSD, and Drug Distribution Paraphernalia

Narcotics Detectives Recover Four “Ghost Guns,” an AR-15 Rifle, 16 Pounds of Marijuana, LSD, and Drug Distribution Paraphernalia

On Friday, July 8, 2022, as a result of an ongoing investigation into drug distribution allegations, members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Section, with assistance from Emergency Services Teams from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, served a search warrant in the 5400 block of...
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Eight Maryland Citizens Facing Federal Charges Relating to Over $1.6 Million Dollars in Cares Act Covid-19 Fraud, Including Identity Theft and Unemployment Insurance Fraud

Eight Maryland Citizens Facing Federal Charges Relating to Over $1.6 Million Dollars in Cares Act Covid-19 Fraud, Including Identity Theft and Unemployment Insurance Fraud

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging nine defendants in relation to a Maryland and California CARES Act COVID-19 unemployment insurance scheme. The indictment charges the defendants with wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and theft of United States Postal Office arrow keys.  The indictment was returned on June 21, 2022, and unsealed...
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UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Lexington Park Dollar General Robbery

UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Lexington Park Dollar General Robbery

UPDATE 7/12/2022: On July 4, 2022, Cpl. Muschette responded to the Dollar General on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park for the reported robbery in progress. A store employee advised that a man entered the store, pushed an employee and took currency from a cash register. As the suspect fled, he also knocked over...
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Lusby Man Pleads Guilty to First Degree Premeditated Murder of Woman Following Argument Over Money

Lusby Man Pleads Guilty to First Degree Premeditated Murder of Woman Following Argument Over Money

7/11/2022: Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey reports that on July 11, 2022, Travis Benjamin Ridgely, 34, of Lusby, pleaded guilty to first degree premeditated murder. The plea was accepted by Judge Mark S. Chandlee of the Calvert County Circuit Court. Ridgely was convicted of the murder of Selena Noel Persinger. Police were called...
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Police Investigating Afternoon Shooting in Lexington Park with Four Residences Struck, No Injuries Reported

Police Investigating Afternoon Shooting in Lexington Park with Four Residences Struck, No Injuries Reported

On Sunday, July 10, 2022, at approximately 12:45 p.m., police responded to Missouri Avenue in Lexington Park, for the reported shooting. Dispatchers advised they had received multiple 911 calls reporting at least 30 shots were fired. Police arrived on the scene and located numerous shell casings in the roadway. Upon further investigation, officers located...
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Hyattsville Man Charged with First and Second Degree Murder After Fatally Stabbing His Sister

Hyattsville Man Charged with First and Second Degree Murder After Fatally Stabbing His Sister

Homicide Unit detectives charged a man in connection with the murder of his sister. The suspect is 34-year-old Timothy Edwards of the unincorporated area of Hyattsville, Maryland. He is charged with fatally stabbing 38-year-old Nashanna Belnavis of the unincorporated area of Hyattsville, Maryland. On Thursday, July 7, 2022, at approximately 4:50 p.m., patrol officers...
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Police in Dunkirk Arrest Upper Marlboro Woman on Drug Charges

Police in Dunkirk Arrest Upper Marlboro Woman on Drug Charges

On July 2, 2022, Deputy Plant from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 7-Eleven located at 2849 W. Chesapeake Beach Road in Dunkirk, for a welfare check. The complainant advised a female with a young child appeared to be nodding off at the Slurpee machine. Contact was made with Jessica Marie Vaughan,...
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Police in Prince Frederick Arrest Huntingtown Woman on Drug Charges

Police in Prince Frederick Arrest Huntingtown Woman on Drug Charges

On June 27, 2022, Sgt. Denton from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the Walmart parking lot located at 150 N. Solomons Island Road in Prince Frederick, after observing a vehicle drive strike a curb and drive over the grassy median. The driver, Christina Marie Sita, 32 of Huntingtown,  admitted...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fireworks Lit Off Inside Westlake High School

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fireworks Lit Off Inside Westlake High School

On July 6, 2022, at 9:58 a.m., a student attending a summer school program at Westlake High School lit a non-aerial firework in the main lobby of the school. As a result, officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and school staff evacuated the building due to smoke. Once it was determined to be...
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Police in Charles County Arrest Woman with Multiple Arrest Warrants

Police in Charles County Arrest Woman with Multiple Arrest Warrants

On June 28, 2022, at 8:00 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a neighborhood in the 2600 block of Poplar Court in Waldorf for the report of an domestic dispute. While in route, officers learned a woman involved in the dispute had three open warrants for failing to appear in...
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Governor Hogan Announces Record $122.5 Million in Police Protection Funding

Governor Hogan Announces Record $122.5 Million in Police Protection Funding

Governor Larry Hogan awarded a record $122.5 million in funding under the State Aid for Police Protection (SAPP) program. As a key plank of the governor’s Re-Fund The Police Initiative, the funding provides police officers with expanded resources to support operational costs and to help keep communities safe. “Prioritized by our budget, this record 60% increase...
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Washington D.C. Man and PG County Man Arrested After Kidnapping and Robbing Locksmith at Gunpoint

Washington D.C. Man and PG County Man Arrested After Kidnapping and Robbing Locksmith at Gunpoint

The Prince George’s County Police arrested and charged two suspects for kidnapping a man and also robbing him at gunpoint. The suspects are 20-year-old David Zanders of Washington, DC, and 22-year-old Lorenzo Day of Upper Marlboro. The victim was not injured in the incident. On June 30, 2022, at approximately 8:00 p.m., the victim,...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Annapolis Man On Child Pornography Charges

Maryland State Police Arrest Annapolis Man On Child Pornography Charges

An Annapolis man was arrested and charged early Thursday afternoon after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation developed evidence supporting charges of possession of child pornography. The suspect is identified as Robert Victor Santin, 55, of Annapolis, Maryland. He is charged with one count of using a computer to...
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Westlake High School Resource Officer Investigating Disruption of School Activities

Westlake High School Resource Officer Investigating Disruption of School Activities

On Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at 9:58 a.m., a student attending a summer school program at Westlake High School lit a non-aerial firework in the main lobby of the school. As a result, officers and staff evacuated the building due to smoke. Once it was determined to be safe, students returned inside the building....
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Vehicle Thefts Continue To Decline In Maryland, Police Continue Work to Reduce Rates Further

Vehicle Thefts Continue To Decline In Maryland, Police Continue Work to Reduce Rates Further

The number of vehicle thefts in Maryland declined for the fourth straight year in 2020. However, work continues by the Maryland State Police, allied law enforcement agencies and the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council to reduce those rates even further in upcoming years. This come as July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month. In...
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Two Men Arrested for Shooting of Lexington Park Man

Two Men Arrested for Shooting of Lexington Park Man

UPDATE 7/2/2022: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division has arrested and charged two men with numerous firearms offenses stemming from a shooting that occurred on June 24, 2022 in Lexington Park. Arrested and charged were Daitoine Vincent Payne, age 21, and Joshua Alexander Mason, age 38 both of Lexington Park, in...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Address Complaints of Off-Road Vehicles Being Operated Recklessly on Roadways

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Address Complaints of Off-Road Vehicles Being Operated Recklessly on Roadways

In response to numerous citizen complaints regarding off-road vehicles (ATVs & dirt bikes) operating recklessly in the roadways, the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Unit conducted a special enforcement effort on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in Waldorf. Officers were made aware that off-road vehicles were being operated recklessly in the area of St. Thomas...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Burglary and Property Destruction in Waldorf, Over $30,000.00 in Damage and Stolen Property

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Burglary and Property Destruction in Waldorf, Over $30,000.00 in Damage and Stolen Property

On Monday, June 27, 2022, at approximately 1:31 p.m., officers responded to the 10900 block of Sam’s Place in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. Upon arrival, officers learned that the victim returned home to find his residence had been broken in to and vandalized. Walls, furniture, cabinets, fixtures, and personal items were...
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County Executive Pittman, Arundel Arundel County Department of Health Announce Strategic Plan to Reduce Gun Violence in Anne Arundel County

County Executive Pittman, Arundel Arundel County Department of Health Announce Strategic Plan to Reduce Gun Violence in Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and Anne Arundel County Department of Health announce the release of a strategic plan to reduce gun violence led by the county’s Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT). Using a structured public health approach, the plan identifies data-driven and evidence-based strategies that engage community members, law enforcement, mental and...
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6-Year-Old in Critical Condition After Shooting in Fort Washington, Detectives Seeking Information

6-Year-Old in Critical Condition After Shooting in Fort Washington, Detectives Seeking Information

Fort Washington Division VII investigators are investigating a shooting that occurred Monday evening in Fort Washington. A six-year-old girl and an adult male were struck by the gunfire. On Monday, June 27, 2022, at approximately 8:55 p.m., officers received a 911 call for two gunshot victims who were being driven to a hospital in...
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Charles County Officers Locate and Arrest Two Suspects After Home Invasion, Assault and Armed Robbery in Bryantown

Charles County Officers Locate and Arrest Two Suspects After Home Invasion, Assault and Armed Robbery in Bryantown

On Friday, June 24, 2022, at approximately 5:05 a.m., officers responded to the 5600 block of Ted Bowling Road in Bryantown for the report of a home invasion. An initial investigation revealed two men forced entry into the residence. Once inside, they threatened the victims with a handgun and demanded cash. The men then...
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UPDATE: Police Continue Investigation After 18-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Himself in Hollywood, Victim Flown to Trauma Center

UPDATE: Police Continue Investigation After 18-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Himself in Hollywood, Victim Flown to Trauma Center

UPDATE 6/28/2022: On Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 10:46 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 24400 block of Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood, for the reported shooting. Upon arrival, an 18-year-old male victim was located suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim was transported by helicopter...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Pilots License Plate Reading Cameras To Solve Crime

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Pilots License Plate Reading Cameras To Solve Crime

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has announced that they will be installing automated license plate reading (ALPR) cameras in strategic areas around the county to solve and prevent crime. The cameras are built by Flock Safety, a public safety technology company that helps neighborhoods, communities, and law enforcement work together to fight crime. Flock...
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PGPD Seeking Information on Shooting of 14-Year-Old in Riverdale, Police Searching for Two Shooters

PGPD Seeking Information on Shooting of 14-Year-Old in Riverdale, Police Searching for Two Shooters

The Prince George’s County Police Department is urging anyone with information on a shooting Tuesday evening in Riverdale to contact detectives. The victim in this case is a 14-year-old boy who detectives believe was not the intended target. He remains hospitalized with serious injuries but is in stable condition at this time. A reward...
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