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UPDATE: Police Identify 50-Year-Old Male Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Police Identify 50-Year-Old Male Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Lexington Park

UPDATE 8/14/2018: On August 13, 2018, at approximately 9:24 p.m. Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and emergency medical personnel responded to the 18000 block of Three Notch Road, in the area of Bay Forest Road in Lexington Park, for the report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival the...
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Drunk Driver who Hit Police Officer All Smiles for Booking Photo

Drunk Driver who Hit Police Officer All Smiles for Booking Photo

In May of 2017, Michael Austin Mattingly, of Mechanicsville, was found guilty of causing a life-threatening injury to another as a result of the person’s negligently driving a motor vehicle while the person is under the influence of alcohol. Mattingly was sentenced to 3 years in jail with 2 of them suspended. Mattingly requested an appeal...
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Search Warrant Leads to Arrest of Waldorf Man and Recovery of Illegal Drugs

Search Warrant Leads to Arrest of Waldorf Man and Recovery of Illegal Drugs

On Tuesday, August 7 at approximately 6:05 a.m., detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Section and officers assigned to the Emergency Services Team served a search warrant in the 2300 block of Alava Court in Waldorf. Officers located a quantity of marijuana, heroin, methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (molly), three digital scales, and other distribution-related...
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Man Found on Beach at Point Lookout State Park Flown to Area Trauma Center

Man Found on Beach at Point Lookout State Park Flown to Area Trauma Center

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, at approximately 6:45 a.m., police, fire and rescue responded to Point Lookout Road, at Point Lookout State Park, for the reported unknown medical problem, possibly a subject not breathing. Dispatches advised there was a male on the beach with a severe head injuries and no other details available. Emergency...
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UPDATE: Police Release Name of Shooter in Attempted Murder/Suicide on Gallery Place

UPDATE: Police Release Name of Shooter in Attempted Murder/Suicide on Gallery Place

UPDATE 8/10/2018: Detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office have identified the suspect in the attempted murder on Gallery Place as Kenneth Everette Barnes, 38, of Waldorf. On August 9 at 12:30 p.m., Barnes shot the mother of his child multiple times and fled the scene. The victim was flown to a hospital with...
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Leonardtown Man Arrested for Reckless Endangerment and Assault After Shooting Up House in Park Hall

Leonardtown Man Arrested for Reckless Endangerment and Assault After Shooting Up House in Park Hall

On August 8, 2018, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Deputy Westphal of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 47000 block of Rosemary’s Lane in Park Hall, for a report of shots fired. Investigation determined Jens Edwin Hanson, 42 of Leonardtown, confronted the victim, brandished a firearm, and fired a shot near the...
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Arrest Made After Shots Fired at Birthday Party for 12-Year-Old Girl

Arrest Made After Shots Fired at Birthday Party for 12-Year-Old Girl

On Saturday, August 4, 2018, at approximately 10:30 p.m.. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Lee Drive in Lexington Park, for reports of a fight in progress with shots fired. Investigation determined Tyrell Marquice Birdine, 17 of Lexington Park, was carrying a firearm on his person and discharged the weapon...
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Lexington Park Man Charged with Attempted Murder

Lexington Park Man Charged with Attempted Murder

On August 4, 2018, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Corporal Stone of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21000 block of Endeavor Street, in Lexington Park, for a reported disturbance. Investigation determined Ted William Taylor Jr., 28 of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim with brass knuckles. Taylor also obtained a knife and...
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Charles County Man Sentenced to 30 years in prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Charles County Man Sentenced to 30 years in prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Franklin Bate Ngosso, 34, to 55 years suspend all but 30 years in prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor and Sexual Offense in the Second Degree. The Court’s sentence included 5 years of supervised probation after the completion of...
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Man Waiting To Take Driver’s Test at Glen Burnie DMV Arrested For Gun/Drugs In Car

Man Waiting To Take Driver’s Test at Glen Burnie DMV Arrested For Gun/Drugs In Car

Everyone knows compliance with traffic laws is important when taking your driver’s license test, but one man learned yesterday that compliance with criminal laws can be just as important for a successful visit to the MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration. Early yesterday afternoon, Reginald D. Wooding Jr., 22, of Baltimore, was waiting in line in...
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First Confirmed Longhorned Tick Found in Maryland

First Confirmed Longhorned Tick Found in Maryland

A National Veterinary Services Laboratory test has confirmed the presence of the Haemaphysalis longicornis tick, also known as the East Asian tick, the longhorned tick, and the bush tick, in Maryland. This is the first confirmed sighting of this tick species in the state. The longhorned tick was found on a white-tailed deer in...
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WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 8/6/2018

WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 8/6/2018

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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VIDEO: Firefighters Respond to Commercial Building Fire in Leonardtown

VIDEO: Firefighters Respond to Commercial Building Fire in Leonardtown

On Friday, August 3, 2018, at approximately 2:40 p.m., Firefighters from Valley Lee, Leonardtown, Bay District, Hollywood, and Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 44500 Hawks Nest Farm Road, in Leonardtown, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a 1-story warehouse workshop with fire showing. While making an interior attack...
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Waldorf Man Sentenced to Life Plus 105 Years in Prison for Murder of Thomas Tibbs

Waldorf Man Sentenced to Life Plus 105 Years in Prison for Murder of Thomas Tibbs

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on Thursday, August 2, 2018, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Miguel Angel Santana, 28 of Waldorf, to Life plus 105 years for the First-Degree Murder of Thomas Tibbs, 4 counts of Attempted Murder, 5 counts of Use of a Firearm in...
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Bryantown Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop in Waldorf

Bryantown Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop in Waldorf

On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at approximately 6:20 p.m., Trooper Foster of the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack conducted a traffic stop on a blue Kia for exceeding the posted speed limit on Shlagel Road, Waldorf. Upon making contact with the operator, Thornton, Corey Joseph, 28, of Bryantown, Trooper Foster detected the odor...
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Foxes Test Positive for Rabies in Lexington Park Area

Foxes Test Positive for Rabies in Lexington Park Area

The St. Mary’s County Health Department reports two foxes collected from the Lexington Park area have tested positive for rabies. On June 27, 2018, a fox was collected from Great Mills Road and on July 28, 2018, a second fox was collected on Buena Vista Lane. The test results were confirmed by the State’s...
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Police Arrest Man Who Robbed Leonardtown Dash In

Police Arrest Man Who Robbed Leonardtown Dash In

UPDATE: Demitri Raymond Gardiner was apprehended on July 31, 2018, with the assistance of the Prince George’s County Police Department 7/31/2018: On July 30, 2018, at approximately 7:50 p.m., the Dash In, located on Point Lookout Road, in Leonardtown, was robbed by an individual, later identified as Demitri Raymond Gardiner, 24 of Clinton. The...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Arrests – 8/1/2018

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Arrests – 8/1/2018

The following is a sample of recent arrests, crimes and investigations handled by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. On June 26, 2018 Deputy Gott conducted a traffic stop in the area of Grays Road and Cypress Swamp. He made contact with the driver, Matthew Adam Ward (31), and the passenger, Julia Dee Ward (32)....
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Hold Public Briefing on Recent Lexington Park Burglaries and Robberies

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Hold Public Briefing on Recent Lexington Park Burglaries and Robberies

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will present a briefing to the Lexington Park Business Association on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, about recent burglaries and robberies in the Lexington Park area. The public is also invited to attend to hear about the ongoing investigations. The meeting will be held at the Bay District Volunteer...
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Man Sentenced to Life Plus 50 Years for the Murder of Michael Beers

Man Sentenced to Life Plus 50 Years for the Murder of Michael Beers

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on Friday, July 27, 2018, Judge William R. Greer, Jr., sentenced Bryan Javier Aquice, 25, to a sentence of Life plus 50 years for the murder of Michael Beers and other related charges. The Court imposed a sentence of Life for the murder of Mr....
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UPDATE: Police Release Name of 31-Year-Old Man Lexington Park Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

UPDATE: Police Release Name of 31-Year-Old Man Lexington Park Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

UPDATE 7/30/2018 @ 6:00 a.m.: On July 29, 2018, at approximately 6:50 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21000 block of Three Notch Road, in the area of FDR Boulevard in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle. Responding deputies found a sport utility vehicle...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Conducting a Shooting Investigation in Columbia Commons

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Conducting a Shooting Investigation in Columbia Commons

UPDATE 7/27/2018: On July 20, 2018, at approximately 3:30 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46000 block of Columbus Drive in Lexington Park, for the report of shots fired. Preliminary investigation determined a vehicle and residence had been shot with an unknown firearm. No injuries were reported, and...
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$10,000 Reward Offered for Information About Theft of Numerous Handguns Stolen from The Tackle Box Gun Store

$10,000 Reward Offered for Information About Theft of Numerous Handguns Stolen from The Tackle Box Gun Store

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, have announced a combined reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the theft of firearms from The...
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UPDATE: Police Ask for Public’s Help Identifying Thief at Great Mills Sheetz

UPDATE: Police Ask for Public’s Help Identifying Thief at Great Mills Sheetz

UPDATE: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured for theft. On Thursday, July 19, 2018, at 1:35 a.m. the suspect stole the cash drawer from the Sheetz store in Great Mills at Old Great Mills Road. The suspect is a white male with a chin-strap beard, wearing a...
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VIDEO: Police Seeking Identity of Destruction of Property Suspect Who Defecated in Convenience Store

VIDEO: Police Seeking Identity of Destruction of Property Suspect Who Defecated in Convenience Store

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person shown in the video below for destruction of property. On Friday, July 20, 2018, at 2:45 p.m. while inside the Rod n Reel store in Lexington Park on Three Notch Road the suspect damaged merchandise for sale in the store. The...
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