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La Plata Man Sentenced to 25 years for Sexually Abusing Vulnerable Teen

La Plata Man Sentenced to 25 years for Sexually Abusing Vulnerable Teen

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Calvin Julius Burgess, 35, formerly of La Plata, to 25 years for Sex Abuse of a Minor. Covington, commenting on the Court’s sentence said, “The Court’s sentence puts a predator behind...
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UPDATE: Details Released in Dunkirk Fastop Armed Robbery

UPDATE: Details Released in Dunkirk Fastop Armed Robbery

UPDATE 9/13/2018: On Friday, August 31, 2018, at approximately 9:35 p.m., Deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Fastop Convenience Store, located at on Southern Maryland Blvd, in Dunkirk, for the report of an armed robbery at the establishment. Deputy Flynt located the store clerk who said he was robbed at...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Sex Offender

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Sex Offender

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Tavares Antoine Sherman, a wanted sex offender. Sherman is described as: Sex: Male Date of Birth: 06/03/1974 (44-year-old) Current Age: 44 Height: 6’01” Weight: 230 lbs Race: Black Skin Tone: Medium Eye Color: Hazel Hair Color: Black Sherman’s last known residence is 46440 Munley Lane, Lexington Park, and his employment address was 20845 Callaway...
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Capitol Heights Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop in Waldorf

Capitol Heights Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop in Waldorf

On Thursday, September 6, 2018 Trooper R. Kreczmer from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack conducted a traffic stop on a gray Ford Taurus for the driver not wearing his seat belt on northbound Route 301, north of Route 5, in Waldorf. Upon making contact with the operator, Paul Alonzo Valentine, 27, of...
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AUDIO: Detectives in Charles County Seeking Information Related to a Shooting in Waldorf

AUDIO: Detectives in Charles County Seeking Information Related to a Shooting in Waldorf

Charles County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking information from the public relating to a shooting incident that took place in Waldorf. On Saturday, September 8, 2018, at approximately 11:40 p.m., the victim was walking in the 700 block of University Drive when he was approached by an unknown male. The male stole property from...
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VIDEO: Police Seeking Identity of Suspect Who Defecated in Apartment Complex Laundry Room

VIDEO: Police Seeking Identity of Suspect Who Defecated in Apartment Complex Laundry Room

On Saturday, September 8, 2018, at approximately 9:25 p.m., Deputy P. Henry of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Chancellors Run Apartments at Chancellors Run Court, in Great Mills for the report of a suspicious incident. Upon arriving contact was made with the employee who said an unknown black male had entered...
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Two St. Mary’s County Cocaine Distributors Sentenced to 11 Years in Federal Prison and Another to 7 Years

Two St. Mary’s County Cocaine Distributors Sentenced to 11 Years in Federal Prison and Another to 7 Years

U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Joseph Darren Brooks, 42, of California, and Marvin Leon Young, 42, of Lexington Park, each to 11 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute powder and crack cocaine. Brooks was also convicted of being...
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WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 9/10/2018

WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 9/10/2018

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. If you have information...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Theft and Trespassing at Great Mills Sheetz

Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Theft and Trespassing at Great Mills Sheetz

On September 6, 2018, Deputy John Fenwick of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Sheetz store in Great Mills for the report of a theft. Fenwick approached Natasha Maureen Kelly, 32, of Lexington Park, who admitted that she had taken some items from the store. She stated she would pay for...
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Anne Arundel County Drug Bust Charges Two with Distribution

Anne Arundel County Drug Bust Charges Two with Distribution

On Wednesday, August 29, 2018, the Narcotics and Special Investigations Section, Major Offenders Unit from the Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from Fugitive Apprehension Team executed a search warrant on a residence in the 6400 block of Mount Vernon Lane, in Glen Burnie. Police recovered the following during the search: $20,000 US...
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Former Prince George’s County State Delegate Sentenced to 4 Years in Federal Prison for Accepting Bribes and for Conspiracy

Former Prince George’s County State Delegate Sentenced to 4 Years in Federal Prison for Accepting Bribes and for Conspiracy

U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis sentenced former Maryland State Delegate Michael Lynn Vaughn, 60, of Bowie, to four years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for a bribery conspiracy in connection with a scheme in which he accepted bribes in exchange for influencing the performance of his official duties. A federal...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help Locating Suspect in Assault Case

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help Locating Suspect in Assault Case

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating Stanley Jerome Hatton, 40, of Marbury, who is wanted for assaulting a female acquaintance with a knife. A warrant is on file charging Hatton with first-degree assault in connection with that case. Hatton also has two open warrants: one for a domestic-related...
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St. Mary’s County Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

St. Mary’s County Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

On August 27, 2018, at approximately 3:20 a.m. Deputy First Class McClure responded to the 21000 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported assault. Investigation determined Niko Tristan Jones, 35 of no fixed address, had picked up the victim, and drove the victim to a separate location. Jones then retrieved...
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Wanted Bryans Road Man Arrested for Drugs and Theft After Traffic Stop in Waldorf

Wanted Bryans Road Man Arrested for Drugs and Theft After Traffic Stop in Waldorf

On Thursday, August 30, 2018, at approximately 6:40 p.m., Trooper M. Foster from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack was working a stationary speed enforcement assignment in the area of Mattawoman Beantown Road, south of Shlagel Road, in Waldorf. Trooper Foster observed a GMC Yukon exceeding the posted maximum speed limit of 45 mph....
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Two Men Face Criminal Charges for Abandoning Boat in Patuxent River

Two Men Face Criminal Charges for Abandoning Boat in Patuxent River

On August 21, 2018 at approximately 8:30 a.m. Officer David Helterbran and Sgt. Tim Kraemer of the Maryland Natural Resources Police responded on the Patuxent River north of the West Basin, in St. Mary’s County for a report of a sunken vessel. Upon their arrival  they located a 108 foot vessel sunken and in...
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VIDEO- Intoxicated Lexington Park Man Arrested After Motor Vehicle Accident in Great Mills

VIDEO- Intoxicated Lexington Park Man Arrested After Motor Vehicle Accident in Great Mills

On Monday, September 3, 2018, at approximately 6:20 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Great Mills Road and Point Lookout Road, in Great Mills. Emergency personnel arrived on scene to find an older model Dodge Ram pick-up truck and a Chevrolet...
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Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole Plus 50 Years for Murdering Bystander

Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole Plus 50 Years for Murdering Bystander

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on Thursday, August 30, 2018, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Antonio Ka-Juan Owens, 22, to life without parole plus 50 years in prison for the First-Degree Murder of Lydell Wood, Unlawful Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Crime...
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Police Investigating Armed Robbery in Lexington Park

Police Investigating Armed Robbery in Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery that occurred in the 21000 block of Winding Way in Lexington Park. On August 30, 2018, at approximately 11:15 p.m. deputies responded to a reported theft. Investigation determined an actual robbery occurred. The victim reports an unknown black male pointed a firearm at the...
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Homeless Woman Charged with Indecent Exposure, Disorderly Conduct and Assault After Mooning and Flashing in Public

Homeless Woman Charged with Indecent Exposure, Disorderly Conduct and Assault After Mooning and Flashing in Public

On August 20, 2018, Deputy Sidorowicz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to an apartment on Valley Court in Lexington Park for a reported trespassing. Police made contact with the landlord who said, Shenandoah Dornell Benton, 41 of no fixed address, was in an apartment and she was unwelcome. Contact was made with...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Have a Deputy at Every Public School on first Day of School

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Have a Deputy at Every Public School on first Day of School

Sheriff Tim Cameron will have a deputy at every public school in St. Mary’s County for the first day of school and will continue a high-visibility presence for the rest of the school year. As more than 18,000 public school students return to school on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s...
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Maryland State Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint in Charles County

Maryland State Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint in Charles County

The Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack in partnership with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, La Plata Town Police and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday, August 31, 2018, in Charles County. Motorists are encouraged to appoint a designated driver or use public or other alternative transportation...
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VIDEO: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Identity of Illegal Dumper

VIDEO: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Identity of Illegal Dumper

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured for illegal dumping. On Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at approximately 7:40 p.m., the suspect filled the victim’s dumpster with a truckload of trash and refuse. The dumpster was located to the rear of 44098 Airport View Drive in Hollywood. Due...
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Baltimore Art Teacher Arrested at College of Southern Maryland After Biting State Trooper

Baltimore Art Teacher Arrested at College of Southern Maryland After Biting State Trooper

On Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at approximately 5:40 p.m., Trooper S. Leach from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to the College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, after an officer distress call was dispatched. Dispatchers advised that Cpl. Zimmerman with the Maryland State Police, was actively being assaulted. Trooper Leach arrived...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Arrests – 8/29/2018

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Arrests – 8/29/2018

The following is a sample of recent arrests, crimes and investigations handled by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. On August 20, 2018 Deputy Evans responded to the Walgreens in Prince Frederick for the report of a prescription fraud. A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle in the area of the Pharmacy and after...
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Couple High on Drugs Charged with Neglect of a Minor at Wawa in California

Couple High on Drugs Charged with Neglect of a Minor at Wawa in California

On August 8, 2018, Cpl. Elizabeth O’Connor from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the California Wawa store on Three Notch Road, for the report of a minor motor vehicle accident. Police made contact with the passenger, Amanda Lynn Wood, 28, of no fixed address, and the driver, Jerry Leslie Blackley, 29,...
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