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Lusby Man Arrested After Pointing Fake Gun at Victims and Assaulting His Girlfriend in California

Lusby Man Arrested After Pointing Fake Gun at Victims and Assaulting His Girlfriend in California

On Thursday, October 14, 2021, at approximately 7:28 p.m., police responded to the area of 45315 Alton Lane in California, for the reported assault. The 911 caller reported an individual was being held in a vehicle at gunpoint by another individual, the suspect was described as a white male wearing a white t-shirt, dark...
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Detectives Investigating Burglary of Two Pharmacies in Calvert County, Police Seeking Identity of Suspects

Detectives Investigating Burglary of Two Pharmacies in Calvert County, Police Seeking Identity of Suspects

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating two commercial burglaries of pharmacies that occurred on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, between the hours of 2:45 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. The location of the incidents: Lusby Pharmacy – 11870 HG Trueman Road, Lusby, MD 20657 Lex Pharmacy – 36 S Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick,...
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Police Investigating Female Shot in Wildewood, Victim Flown to Area Trauma Center

Police Investigating Female Shot in Wildewood, Victim Flown to Area Trauma Center

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office released the following: “The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation in the area of Beechwood Court in California. This is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.” On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at approximately 11:02 a.m., police and emergency medical personnel responded...
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Lexington Park Man Indicted on Multiple Gun Charges

Lexington Park Man Indicted on Multiple Gun Charges

On October 4, 2021, Robert Lee Jupiter III, 39, of Lexington Park, was indicted on five charges in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court. Jupiter is scheduled to appear in court on November 8, 2021, on the following charges: ASSAULT-FIRST DEGREE FIREARM USE/FEL-VIOL CRIME ASSAULT-SEC DEGREE RIFLE/SHOTGUN-POSSESSION W/FELONY CONVICTION ILLEGAL POSS AMMO On September 2,...
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Two Flown to Area Trauma Center with Serious Injuries After Mechanicsville Motor Vehicle Collision

Two Flown to Area Trauma Center with Serious Injuries After Mechanicsville Motor Vehicle Collision

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at approximately 3:50 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 28760 Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, for a motor vehicle collision reported serious with entrapment. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway with one victim trapped. A helicopter was requested...
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Prince Frederick Man Charged with Six Counts of Animal Cruelty After Throwing Kittens in River

Prince Frederick Man Charged with Six Counts of Animal Cruelty After Throwing Kittens in River

On Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at approximately 1:10 p.m., Calvert County Animal Control dispatch received a call in regard to two kittens having been thrown into the river by a white male with a beard in a maroon in color Buick SUV. An Animal Control Officer arrived on scene at approximately 1:25 p.m. and...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Attempted Arson with Molotov Cocktail in Waldorf

State Fire Marshal Investigating Attempted Arson with Molotov Cocktail in Waldorf

On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at approximately 11:10 p.m., unknown individual(s) approached a house and threw a Molotov Cocktail, igniting the landscaping near the residence. No injuries or damage was reported. The residence is in the 3800 block of Shiner Court in Waldorf. The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshals Office is investigating....
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Two Flown to Area Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

Two Flown to Area Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

On Monday, October 18, 2021, at approximately 6:25 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Three Notch Road and Hermanville Road, for a motor vehicle collision reported serious with one victim trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved with one into a utility pole with one...
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UPDATE: Lusby Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Second Degree Assault After Home Invasion and Assault in Lusby

UPDATE: Lusby Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Second Degree Assault After Home Invasion and Assault in Lusby

UPDATE 10/15/2021: Robert Harvey, Calvert County State’s Attorney, announced that Joseph Martin Blankenship, 36, of Lusby, was sentenced on October 15, 2021, to 10 years incarceration for the crime of second degree assault. Blankenship also received a 2-year consecutive sentence for a violation of probation. The sentences, imposed by the Honorable Andrew S. Rappaport,...
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Police Respond to Multiple Fights at Westlake High School – One Officer Assaulted

Police Respond to Multiple Fights at Westlake High School – One Officer Assaulted

Principal Diane Roberts of Westlake High School released the following statement on Thursday, October 14, 2021. “Dear Parents and Guardians: The first incident occurred after lunch in the hallway, and the 2nd incident occurred after 6th period outside of the school library. Students got into a fight and staff members and administration intervened and...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identify of Theft and Fraud Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identify of Theft and Fraud Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft and fraud investigation. On Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 at noon, the suspect took the victim’s wallet from a shopping cart at the Harris Teeter store in California. The suspect then used the victim’s credit cards to make...
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UPDATE: Waldorf Man Convicted of Vehicular Homicide While Intoxicated by Alcohol

UPDATE: Waldorf Man Convicted of Vehicular Homicide While Intoxicated by Alcohol

State’s Attorney Richard D. Fritz announces the conviction of Joseph Marvin Swann for killing Ian Tahtinen in a fiery crash on December 20, 2020. He was convicted of thirteen charges, including vehicular homicide while intoxicated by alcohol, vehicular manslaughter, resisting arrest and second degree assault on four St. Mary’s County deputies. The collision occurred...
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UPDATE: Man Who Killed Couple in Charlotte Hall Car Crash Charged with Murder and Released from Jail

UPDATE: Man Who Killed Couple in Charlotte Hall Car Crash Charged with Murder and Released from Jail

UPDATE  10/13/2021: Aleksandar Andreev Ivanchev, 38 of Lexington Park, has had his case dismissed from District Court and now has a case in Saint Mary’s County Circuit Court. The case in Circuit Court still has the manslaughter charges and has also added two new charges of Murder-Second Degree. Prior to this Ivanchev was being...
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UPDATE: Accokeek Man Indicted for Murder of 25-Year-Old Man on Ell Lane in Waldorf

UPDATE: Accokeek Man Indicted for Murder of 25-Year-Old Man on Ell Lane in Waldorf

UPDATE 10/13/2021: A grand jury in Charles County indicted Jermaine Christopher Stringer, 35, of Accokeek, for the murder of Arick Jordan Jackson, 25, of Washington, D.C. on September 10, 2021. Jackson was found shot to death outside of an apartment building on Ell Lane in Waldorf. The Grand Jurors found that Stringer did feloniously,...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating One Shot in Lexington Park, No Other Known Injuries Reported

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating One Shot in Lexington Park, No Other Known Injuries Reported

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at approximately 11:50 p.m., police responded to the area of Long Lane and Surfside Drive in Lexington Park, for multiple 911 calls reporting gunshots in the area. While responding to the area, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office came across a black Ford sedan abandoned in the...
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UPDATE: Police Arrest Get Away Driver After Man Shot Multiple Times in Great Mills – Shooter at Large

UPDATE: Police Arrest Get Away Driver After Man Shot Multiple Times in Great Mills – Shooter at Large

UPDATE 10/12/2021 @ 11:40 p.m.: On Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, Deandre Marquise Robinson, age 30 of Bowie, was arrested and charged in connection with the shooting that occurred last month. On Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, Deputies arrived on scene and located Donald Levi Warrick, age 33 of Lexington Park, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds....
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Four Men Charged in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy, Including Two Charged with Possession of Machine Gun and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery

Four Men Charged in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy, Including Two Charged with Possession of Machine Gun and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery

An indictment was unsealed on Thursday, October 7, 2021, charging four men with taking part in a drug trafficking conspiracy, including two who were charged with conspiring to rob pharmacies and unlawful possession of a machine gun. The indictment was announced by Acting U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips, Charlie J. Patterson, Special Agent in...
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Calvert County Public Schools Bus Driver Shortage Continues As Planned Strikes Reach Second Day

Calvert County Public Schools Bus Driver Shortage Continues As Planned Strikes Reach Second Day

Calvert County Public Schools Superintendent Daniel Curry released the following message. “For Tuesday, October 12, 2021, we do not know if all buses will have drivers for the morning and afternoon routes. On Monday, October 11, 2021, there were 22 busses that did not run, and 8 schools that were impacted by absent drivers....
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No Injuries Reported, Maryland State Police Investigating Single Vehicle Collision in California

No Injuries Reported, Maryland State Police Investigating Single Vehicle Collision in California

On Monday, October 11, 2021, at approximately 5:05 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area Three Notch Road and By The Mill Road in California, for a motor vehicle collision with one unconscious. Dispatchers advised they received multiple 911 calls reporting the single vehicle was travelling Northbound on Three Notch Road,...
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40-Year-Old Man and 39-year-Old Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville – Names Released

40-Year-Old Man and 39-year-Old Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville – Names Released

UPDATE: On October 9, 2021, at approximately 8:00 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 27000 block of Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported serious motor vehicle collision. Deputies arrived on scene and located a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado truck with two occupants, that had collided into a...
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Calvert County Public Schools Warns of Bus Driver Shortage Following Planned Strike on Monday, October 11, 2021

Calvert County Public Schools Warns of Bus Driver Shortage Following Planned Strike on Monday, October 11, 2021

Calvert County Public Schools Superintended Daniel D. Curry released the following email on Sunday, October 10, 2021. “Parents and guardians: We have been advised that there will be a number of bus drivers who will call out sick tomorrow in an effort to draw attention to their challenges with pay and benefits. We want...
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Suspected Impaired Driver Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision and Fire in California

Suspected Impaired Driver Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision and Fire in California

On Friday, October 8, 2021, at approximately 10:50 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Patuxent Boulevard and Swanfall Way in California, for the reported motor vehicle collision with one vehicle on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a Honda sedan off the roadway and fully engulfed in...
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ARREST VIDEO: Lexington Park Man Arrested For Arson and Threats with Handgun

ARREST VIDEO: Lexington Park Man Arrested For Arson and Threats with Handgun

On Sunday, October 3, 2021, Trooper First Class M. Posch of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to a residence on Sue Drive, in Lexington Park for a reported Threat of Arson. While responding to the call police were told an adult male was trying to light the side of an occupied trailer...
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Charles County Public Schools Expands COVID-19 Screening and Vaccine Requirements to Students in Extracurricular Activities

Charles County Public Schools Expands COVID-19 Screening and Vaccine Requirements to Students in Extracurricular Activities

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has expanded COVID-19 screening requirements to students in Grades 7-12 who participate in CCPS-sponsored extracurricular activities. The expansion is effective immediately for high school students who participate in school marching bands. Starting Monday, Oct. 25, students in Grades 7-12 who participate in specific extracurricular activities must provide proof of...
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Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Identity of Suspects in Robbery at Beauty Store

Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Identity of Suspects in Robbery at Beauty Store

On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, shortly after 5:00 p.m., a group of females entered a beauty supply business in the 3000 block of Waldorf Market Place and attempted to steal a significant amount of merchandise. As they ran out of the store, one of the suspects sprayed pepper spray at employees who were trying...
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