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UPDATE: Exclusive Photos – Lexington Park Man Charged with Animal Cruelty for Neglecting Dogs

UPDATE: Exclusive Photos – Lexington Park Man Charged with Animal Cruelty for Neglecting Dogs

On Wednesday, January 16, 2018, Deputy Austin Schultz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the area of Midway Drive and Ranger Road in Lexington Park to assist animal control with a complaint. The day before, animal control officer John Miedzinski saw an emaciated dog and several puppies at the...
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Hughesville Man Passed Out Behind the Wheel Arrested for Possession of Morphine and Oxycontin

Hughesville Man Passed Out Behind the Wheel Arrested for Possession of Morphine and Oxycontin

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, Deputy First Class. D. Smith of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the WaWa on Three Notch Road, in Charlotte Hall, regarding a welfare check of a driver who had fallen asleep at the fuel pumps. Upon arrival, DFC. Smith observed a driver and passenger sleeping in a...
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UPDATE: Lusby Man Arrested and Charged with Attempted Murder After Stabbing Father

UPDATE: Lusby Man Arrested and Charged with Attempted Murder After Stabbing Father

UPDATE 1/18/2018: An investigation revealed that Timothy Barton, 27, of Lusby, and Joseph Barton, 53, also of Lusby, were involved in a physical altercation at their residence on Antelope Trail. During that altercation at some point Timothy produced a knife and stabbed Joseph. While trying to get away from Timothy, Joseph received numerous lacerations...
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WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 1/18/2018

WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 1/18/2018

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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Waldorf Man Arrested for Theft of Tags After Traffic Stop

Waldorf Man Arrested for Theft of Tags After Traffic Stop

On January 12, 2018 at 1545 hours, Trooper First Class Jeans, from Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack was on patrol on St. Ignatius Drive at High Street, in Waldorf. The Trooper received a License Plate Reader (LPR) alert on his agency LPR system for stolen Maryland registration Plates, which were being...
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Waldorf Man Arrested for Attempted Murder and Assault

Waldorf Man Arrested for Attempted Murder and Assault

On January 9 at approximately 8:40 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to Washington Avenue in La Plata for the report of an assault which had occurred earlier in the evening. Investigation revealed at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of Palmer Place in Waldorf, a male suspect strangled the...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Social Media Threat at Middle School

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Social Media Threat at Middle School

On Tuesday, January 16, 2018,  the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to threats posted on social media regarding possible violence at Spring Ridge Middle School. The Sheriff’s Office located the student who posted the threats, and contact was made with the student and the student’s family. Contact was also made with St. Mary’s County Public...
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Charles County Superintendent of Schools Releases Statement on Substitute Teacher Arrest

Charles County Superintendent of Schools Releases Statement on Substitute Teacher Arrest

Dear CCPS Staff, Parents and Guardians: I want to inform you of the arrest of a substitute teacher this morning. The arrest is the result of inappropriate behavior with a student and was discovered when several students reported it to the School Resource Officer at John Hanson Middle School. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS)...
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California Man Involved in Mugging of 77-Year-Old Woman Arrested Again

California Man Involved in Mugging of 77-Year-Old Woman Arrested Again

On January 9, 2018, Dep. Holdsworth of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office  was in the 38000 block of Golden Beach Road, in Mechanicsville, when he observed a vehicle he knows to be operated by an individual with outstanding warrants. Dep. Holdsworth was able to positively identify the vehicle was being operated by Jessy...
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Waldorf Man Charged in Murder of 23-Year-Old District Heights Man

Waldorf Man Charged in Murder of 23-Year-Old District Heights Man

Prince George’s County Police Homicide Unit detectives identified and arrested a suspect in connection with a homicide in the city of District Heights in November of 2017. The suspect is 26-year-old Darius Wilson of the 2000 block of Amber Leaf Place in Waldorf. He’s accused of fatally shooting 23-year-old Rondell Foo of District Heights....
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Substitute Middle School Teacher Charged with Child Pornography and Other Charges

Substitute Middle School Teacher Charged with Child Pornography and Other Charges

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Keith Allan Krikstan, 30, of Waldorf, in connection with child pornography, displaying sexually explicit materials to a minor, and sexual abuse of a minor after officers received information he was having inappropriate contact with an adolescent girl. On January 11, several students at John Hanson Middle School reported to...
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Waldorf Man Arrested and Charged with Killing His Mother

Waldorf Man Arrested and Charged with Killing His Mother

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Mario Marchell Dunn, 32, of Waldorf, in connection with the murder of his mother, Swanda Ruegenea Dunn, 57, of Waldorf. Swanda’s body was found on January 11, 2018, on Old Washington Road near Smallwood Drive. Dunn is accused of stabbing his mother while they were driving home from a...
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Multiple Vehicles Destroyed in Early Morning Fire in White Plains

Multiple Vehicles Destroyed in Early Morning Fire in White Plains

On Friday, January 12, 2018, at approximately 4:45 am, fire and ems were dispatched to an undetermined fire in the area of Graphics Drive, in White Plains. Crews were able to determine the fire was in the Coparts Auto Auctions Storage Lot, on Billingsley Road, and arrived on scene to  find multiple vehicles fully engulfed...
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Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Female Murder Victim Found Last Night

Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Female Murder Victim Found Last Night

Detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are hoping to identify the victim of a homicide whose body was found last night on Old Washington Road near Smallwood Drive in Waldorf. Unfortunately she did not have any identification on her person when she was located. The victim, who is described as a black female...
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Suitland Man Arrested in Waldorf for Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute

Suitland Man Arrested in Waldorf for Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute

On January 10, 2018 at approximately 10:10 a.m., Trooper Phillips from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack stopped a black Chrysler 300 for exceeding the posted speed limit of 45 miles per hour on northbound Route 5 at Shlagel Road, in Waldorf. Contact was made with the driver who was identified as Marcus...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Assistance Identifying Two Armed Robbery Suspects

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Assistance Identifying Two  Armed Robbery Suspects

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals in connection to an armed robbery that took place on December 23, 2017 at the Safeway store in Prince Frederick. If you have any information about the robbery or the identity of these two individuals you are encouraged to contact...
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Bicyclist Struck on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park

Bicyclist Struck on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at approximately 8:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue crews responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a bicyclist, on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, in the area of the Toyota dealership. Crews arrived on scene to discover a bicyclist laying in the roadway after being struck...
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Piney Point Women Arrested on Burglary Charges

Piney Point Women Arrested on Burglary Charges

On Thursday, January 4, 2018, Deputy Robinson of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 20000 block of Red Rose Court, in Lexington Park, for a report of a burglary. Evidence from the scene indicated the victim’s garage door had been forced open, as well as the interior door leading into the...
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Three-Year-Old Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash in Lexington Park

Three-Year-Old Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash in Lexington Park

UPDATE 1/9/2018 @ 7:05 p.m.: On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at approximately 11:42 AM deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Three Notch Road near Tom’s Way, in Lexington Park, for a reported serious motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival, deputies found two vehicles and a total of five...
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Fort Washington Man Charged with Assault and Resisting Arrest

Fort Washington Man Charged with Assault and Resisting Arrest

On Saturday, January 6, 2018, at approximately 9:30 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Chancellor’s Run Road and Amber Drive, in California, for a report of a disturbance involving a knife. Contact was made with the victim, who is employed as a driver. According to the...
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VIDEO: Local Duck Hunters Rescue Deer From Icy Waters

VIDEO: Local Duck Hunters Rescue Deer From Icy Waters

It started off as a regular day of leisure for St. Mary’s County residents Nick Lane, Mitch Crowder, and Adam Forinash. The three men, each aged in their early twenties, are avid outdoorsmen, and decided to go duck hunting along the Patuxent River near the Naval Recreation Center in Solomons on Tuesday morning, January...
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Piney Point Man Arrested, Charged with Rape and Assault

Piney Point Man Arrested, Charged with Rape and Assault

On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, police officers from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call in Piney Point. Upon arrival, officers witnessed the victim running to the door partially dressed and “visibly upset,” according to charging documents. The victim proceeded to tell the officers that she was sexually assaulted by James...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Arrests – 1/9/2018

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Arrests – 1/9/2018

The following is a sample of recent arrests, crimes and investigations handled by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. On January 3, 2017 Deputy Williamson conducted a traffic stop in the area of Route 4 and Chaneyville Road. While making contact with the driver later identified as Christopher Slattery, 37, of Prince Frederick, Trooper McCombs...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Tuesday, January 9, 2018

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: will be CLOSED on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Code 2 for staff. Please visit www.smcps.org for additional details and updates. Stay safe out there. St. Mary’s County Government: Normal Calvert County: Calvert County Public Schools: has now revised it’s decision. Schools are now CLOSED on January 9, 2018....
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HIV Positive Charles County Track Coach & Instructional Assistant Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse Charges

HIV Positive Charles County Track Coach & Instructional Assistant Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse Charges

Carlos Deangelo Bell, 30, of Waldorf, pleaded guilty Friday, January, 5, 2018, to sexually abusing students and filming child pornography, prosecutors said. Bell, signed a plea agreement admitting guilt on 27 counts, including sexual abuse of a minor, porn charges and attempted transmission of HIV, the state’s attorney for Charles County, Tony Covington, said....
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