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VIDEO: Leonardtown Man Arrested at Drag Queen Story Hour being Held at Lexington Park Library

VIDEO: Leonardtown Man Arrested at Drag Queen Story Hour being Held at Lexington Park Library

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ashley K Morgan 42, of Leonardtown, at the Lexington Park Library. According to court documents Morgan preregistered for the “Drag Queen Makeup Session” that was being held in a private meeting room at the Lexington Park Library and attempted to...
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VIDEO: Impaired Driver Arrested at Scene of Four Car Accident After Crashing into Minivan in Hollywood

VIDEO: Impaired Driver Arrested at Scene of Four Car Accident After Crashing into Minivan in Hollywood

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, at approximately 4:45 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Three Notch Road in the area of Airport View Road in Hollywood, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene to find 3 vehicles in the roadway, and one vehicle off the roadway. St....
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Police Investigating Another House in Lexington Park Shot up by Bullets

Police Investigating Another House in Lexington Park Shot up by Bullets

On Saturday, June 22, 2019, at approximately 9:35 a.m., Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division investigated the report of shots fired in the 47400 block of Lincoln Avenue in Lexington Park. While several shots were fired, there were no injuries reported. At least one house was struck by bullets. Witnesses reported...
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State Police Arrest Suspect Wanted For Fatal DUI Crash That Killed 18-Year-Old Waldorf Woman

State Police Arrest Suspect Wanted For Fatal DUI Crash That Killed 18-Year-Old Waldorf Woman

UPDATE 6/21/2019: Maryland State Police arrested a man on Friday in Virginia who has been indicted in connection with the death of a woman following a crash last October in Charles County. James Christian, 43, of Bryans Road, was indicted May 31 with negligent manslaughter by auto, homicide by auto under the influence of...
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Three Arrests Made in Shooting Incidents

Three Arrests Made in Shooting Incidents

On Thursday, June 20, 2019, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office detectives developed information that two suspects in recent shootings on Ronald Drive in Lexington Park and Mojave Drive in Great Mills and an armed robbery in Lexington Park were in possession of firearms. The suspects were approached in Lexington Park, and a foot chase...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography

In October 2018, the Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in reference to someone distributing child pornography. According to the cyber tip, which was reported by Dropbox, someone uploaded possible child pornography to the website on September 14, 2018. Dropbox...
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UPDATE: Motorcyclist Seriously Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident in Waldorf

UPDATE: Motorcyclist Seriously Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident in Waldorf

UPDATE: Maryland State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash in which one person was injured on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in Charles County. At about 4:30 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to westbound Maryland Route 228 at Buttonbush Drive in Waldorf, for a report of a serious vehicle...
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Two Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges After Police Investigate Another Report of Shots Fired in Lexington Park

Two Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges After Police Investigate Another Report of Shots Fired in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Rodine Way, in Lexington Park, for the report of a female screaming and gunshots fired. A gray passenger vehicle was reported to be leaving the area after the disturbance. Police responding to the shots fired saw...
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Police Release Little Information in Two Separate Shooting Incidents on Tuesday, June 18th

Police Release Little Information in Two Separate Shooting Incidents on Tuesday, June 18th

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is investigating two shooting incidents that occurred this week. On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 12:43 p.m. Sheriff’s Deputies and the Criminal Investigations Division investigated the report of shots fired at the 21800 block of Ronald Drive in Lexington Park. While several shots were fired,...
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IBM Agrees to Pay $14.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

IBM Agrees to Pay $14.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and Cúram Software have agreed to pay $14.8 million to settle alleged violations of the False Claims Act arising from material misrepresentations to the State of Maryland during the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE) contract award process for the development of Maryland’s Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) website and IT...
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VIDEO: Second Shooting Reported in St. Mary’s County in Under Seven Hours

VIDEO: Second Shooting Reported in St. Mary’s County in Under Seven Hours

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and a Trooper from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to Mojave Drive in Great Mills, for the report of shots fired. Witnesses reported a vehicle fleeing the area around the time the shooting happened. When...
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Police Respond to Another Report of Shots Fired on Ronald Drive in Lexington Park

Police Respond to Another Report of Shots Fired on Ronald Drive in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at approximately 12:45 p.m. Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to Ronald Drive in Lexington Park for the report of shots fired. Witnesses indicated two black male suspects were both firing shots before fleeing the area on...
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WANTED: Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 6/18/2019

WANTED: Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 6/18/2019

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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Substitute Teacher in Glen Burnie Arrested for Having Sex with a Student and Supplying Him with Alcohol

Substitute Teacher in Glen Burnie Arrested for Having Sex with a Student and Supplying Him with Alcohol

On June 4, 2019, at approximately 9:22 a.m., the Anne Arundel County Police responded to North County High School located at 10 1st Avenue East, Glen Burnie Maryland in reference to a sex offense that had occurred earlier. Responding officers made contact with the teenage victim who is a student at North County High School as well...
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Calvert County Sheriffs Office Arrests and Investigations – 6/18/2019

Calvert County Sheriffs Office Arrests and Investigations – 6/18/2019

During the weeks of May 27 – June 9 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 3,179 calls for service throughout the community. The following is a sample of recent arrests, crimes, and investigations handled by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. On May 31, 2019 Deputy Savick conducted a traffic stop on...
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Waldorf Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Bribery Charge for Accepting Cash to Falsify Urinalysis Results to U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services

Waldorf Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Bribery Charge for Accepting Cash to Falsify Urinalysis Results to U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services

Michael Andre Brown, age 47, of Waldorf, pleaded guilty today to a federal bribery charge, in connection with his employment with a federal contractor in which he administered urinalysis tests to individuals on federal probation, supervised release and pre-trial supervision. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland...
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Huntingtown Man Arrested for Attempted Murder at Wendy’s in Prince Frederick

Huntingtown Man Arrested for Attempted Murder at Wendy’s in Prince Frederick

Maryland State Police arrested a man on Saturday, June 15, 2019, in connection with a stabbing in Calvert County. Mario Puzo Le, 37, of Huntingtown, was arrested, and after consultation with the Calvert County State’s Attorney’s Office, he was charged with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, attempted second-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. After being...
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UPDATE: Jury Finds Man Criminally Responsible for Vicious First-Degree Murder of Father-in-Law

UPDATE: Jury Finds Man Criminally Responsible for Vicious First-Degree Murder of Father-in-Law

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Friday, June 14, 2019, after a two-part, bifurcated trial, a Charles County jury found Deangelo Hemsley, 42 of Waldorf, criminally responsible for the First-Degree Murder of John Yates, Home Invasion, First-Degree Assault, Second-Degree Assault, Kidnapping, and False Imprisonment. Hemsley was previously convicted of the...
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Calvert County Files Suit Against Opioid Makers and Distributors

Calvert County Files Suit Against Opioid Makers and Distributors

On Thursday, June 13, the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners filed suit in federal court against the largest manufacturers and distributors of opiates to recover costs related to the opioid crisis. The suit alleges opioid manufacturers and distributors engaged in deceptive and illegal marketing schemes and helped create the public health emergency caused...
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Three Injured After Serious Crash in Mechanicsville

Three Injured After Serious Crash in Mechanicsville

On Friday, June 14, 2019, at approximately 3:00 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Thompson Corner Road in Mechanicsville, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious. As units responded to the scene, dispatch advised the 911 callers reported one patient possibly had an amputated leg....
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UPDATE: 18-Year-Old Pleads Guilty to Assault – State Will Drop Attempted Murder Charges After He Shot His Victim in Face and Back

UPDATE: 18-Year-Old Pleads Guilty to Assault – State Will Drop Attempted Murder Charges After He Shot His Victim in Face and Back

UPDATE 6/14/19: Elijah Miguel Miles, 18 of California, pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and possession of a firearm as a minor. Attempted first-degree murder and an attempted second-degree murder charge, will both be dropped at his sentencing hearing, scheduled on June 24, 2019, in St. Marys County Circuit Court. UPDATE 12/7/2018: On Tuesday, December 4,...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Arrests – 6/14/2018

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Arrests – 6/14/2018

The following information was provided by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. Assault- On May 23, 2019, Dep. Snyder responded to the 45700 block of Nicholas Court in Great Mills, for the reported assault. Investigation determined Sadiyah Mon’e Vaughan, age 21 of Great Mills, assaulted two victims during an argument. Vaughan bit on victim...
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Kitchen Employee at Detention Center Charged with Providing Drugs and Cigarettes to Inmates

Kitchen Employee at Detention Center Charged with Providing Drugs and Cigarettes to Inmates

In May of 2019, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division began an investigation into allegations a contract Aramark employee, who worked in the kitchen at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center, was bringing contraband into the facility. The investigation determined Tammy Lee Hill, 44 of Mechanicsville, was bringing...
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‘Operation Broken Heart’ Yields 58 Arrests In Maryland

‘Operation Broken Heart’ Yields 58 Arrests In Maryland

Maryland’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force yields 58 arrests in Maryland, 16 of the cases were handled by Maryland State Police investigators, while participating in “Operation Broken Heart,” a nationwide, two-month initiative targeting offenders of child sexual exploitation. The Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) was one of 61 task forces...
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Prince Frederick Safeway Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested for Armed Carjacking in Montgomery County Hours Later

Prince Frederick Safeway Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested for Armed Carjacking in Montgomery County Hours Later

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have charged Dante Tyler-El, age 53, of the 500 block of Little Hut Drive in Centerville, Maryland, with an armed carjacking that occurred on June 5th in Gaithersburg. On Wednesday, June 5th at approximately 5:29 p.m., 6th District officers and Gaithersburg Police...
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