Maryland State Police Arrests, Warrant Services, and DUI Report for Leonardtown 2/22/2017

Maryland State Police from the Leonardtown Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Drug Arrest On Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 10:03 am, TFC C. Ditoto initiated a traffic stop on a passenger car on Route 235 at Chaffe Court, Hollywood. TFC Ditoto made contact with the driver, Gervan Piere Wade, 33, of Suitland, and detected the strong odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A probable cause search was conducted, resulting in the recovery of drug paraphernalia and...
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Police Arrest Wanted Sex Offender in St. Mary’s County

Police Arrest Wanted Sex Offender in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 2/21/2107 @ 10:25 p.m.: Steven Wayne Goldsmith, 27, of Lexington Park. was arrested on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, and is currently being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. 2/21/2017: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is seeking the public’s assistance in locating registered sex offender, Steven Wayne Goldsmith, 27, of Lexington Park. Goldsmith is a Tier I registered sexual offender, meaning he will remain on the registry for ten years. There is an active warrant...
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Upper Marlboro Man Arrested in Charlotte Hall on Drug Charges

Upper Marlboro Man Arrested in Charlotte Hall on Drug Charges

On Monday, February 20, 2017, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office detectives were notified of a possible fraudulent prescription being passed at a Charlotte Hall pharmacy. Detectives arrived and detained suspect Daniel Ligolo Ongele, 27 of Upper Marlboro, who attempted to obtain “Promethazine/Codeine syrup.” He was found to be in possession of a USB thumb drive and a cellular phone, both of which were seized pending a forensic analysis. Ongele was charged with “Attempting to obtain Promethazine/Codeine by fraud” and...
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UPDATE: Mechanicsville Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident in La Plata

UPDATE: Mechanicsville Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident in La Plata

2/1/2017: On Saturday, February 18, 2017, at approximately 4:30 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and car in La Plata. The accident occurred on Route 301 in the area of Sadie Lane and Fairgrounds Road. One fatality has been reported. Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded and are handling the case, we will release more information as it becomes available. UPDATE: On February 18, 2017 at approximately...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Hughesville

UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Hughesville

UPDATE: On February 19, 2017 at approximately 7:20 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle on Leonardtown Road at Webbs Place. A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers indicates that a 2009 Kawasaki EX500 motorcycle, operated by Nathan William Guterry, 25 of Lexington Park, was traveling southbound on Leonardtown Road at Webbs Place. when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and subsequently struck a guardrail, ejecting Guterry....
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UPDATE: Bicyclist Dies From Injuries Sustained in Waldorf Motor Vehicle Crash

UPDATE: Bicyclist Dies From Injuries Sustained in Waldorf Motor Vehicle Crash

UPDATE: The bicyclist, George Ernest McNab, 59, of Waldorf, was pronounced deceased on February 17. The investigation is ongoing. 2/15/17: On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at approximately 5:35 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Smallwood Drive West near Thoroughbred Court in Waldorf for the report of a crash involving a bicyclist. Investigation revealed the cyclist was traveling in the right travel lane of Smallwood Drive West when he was struck by an SUV,...
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VIDEO: Two Construction Workers Flown Out After Wall Collapses in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Two Construction Workers Flown Out After Wall Collapses in Lexington Park

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, at approximately 10:35 a.m., Emergency personnel responded to the AMC Loews movie theater on FDR Blvd, in Lexington Park, for a report of people trapped. Crews arrived on scene to find two male construction workers trapped under debris after an interior wall collapsed on them. Firefighters worked for over an hour to extract the two men from the building. A third construction worker was checked out at the scene but refused medical treatment. A Maryland...
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Drugs and Counterfeit Money Seized in Port Tobacco Drug Bust

Drugs and Counterfeit Money Seized in Port Tobacco Drug Bust

On Sunday, February 12, 2017, at approximately 10:30 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 8700 block of Plenty Highlands Place in La Plata for the report of suspicious activity. A witness observed people moving things from a vacant house. Upon approach, officers observed a large quantity of marijuana on the kitchen counter. Vice/Narcotics officers responded and obtained a search warrant where they recovered over two pounds of marijuana; counterfeit money; and other drug paraphernalia....
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Firefighters From Patuxent River Respond to SUV Fire in Great Mills

Firefighters From Patuxent River Respond to SUV Fire in Great Mills

  On Thursday, February 16, 2017, at approximately 9:25 p.m., firefighters from the Naval District Patuxent River Fire Department were alerted to the report of a vehicle fire on Greenview Pkwy, in Great Mills. Crews arrived on scene to discover a SUV fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the fire. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Charge Suspect with Child Abuse

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Charge Suspect with Child Abuse

On February 10, 2017, Detective M. Hulse of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Charles Regional Medical Center located in La Plata, Maryland for the report of child abuse. The investigation revealed a three-year-old juvenile victim received serious injuries while in the care and custody of Elijah Holmes Jr, 21, of Lexington Park. Due to the severity of the victim’s injuries, he was transported to another hospital for further medical treatment. The initial account of events...
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State Police Arrest Great Mills Man for Home Invasion & Burglary

State Police Arrest Great Mills Man for Home Invasion & Burglary

On December 7, 2016 at approximately 3:52 a.m., Troopers responded to the 21000 block of Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, Maryland for the report of a home invasion/assault. Investigation revealed the suspect, Durez Lindell Creek, 28, of Great Mills, broke into the victim’s home and assaulted one of the occupants with a crowbar. Creek fled the scene prior to police arrival. The victim sustained injuries (non life-threatening) and was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital. Attempts to locate Creek were...
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House Set to Approve Broad New Powers for Attorney General

House Set to Approve Broad New Powers for Attorney General

The first items on the agenda for the Maryland House of Delegates Monday are House and Senate resolutions that will give Attorney General Brian Frosh sole discretion to sue the Trump administration to protect the “state’s interest as well as the health and welfare of Maryland residents.” The House Rules Committee Friday afternoon voted to report favorably on both resolutions. The Maryland Defense Act of 2017, SJ5, passed the Senate 29-17 Friday morning, after a brief but contentious fight...
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Natural Resources Police Handle Fisheries and Wildlife Cases

Natural Resources Police Handle Fisheries and Wildlife Cases

Three Somerset County men were charged Sunday with multiple counts of illegal harvesting from state waters and falsifying records to hide their activity. Paul Franklin Tyler III, 31, Mark Nelson Sneade, 39, and Rodney William Burke, 37, all of Crisfield, face prison time and thousands of dollars in fines on charges they harvested oysters without a license. After a nearly two-month investigation, officers determined that all three men were selling oysters to Southern Connection Seafood in Crisfield, using the...
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Hughesville Man Arrested for Possession of Narcotics in Prince Frederick

Hughesville Man Arrested for Possession of Narcotics in Prince Frederick

On Saturday, February 11, 2017, at approximately 12:00 p.m., Deputy G. Gott of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office observed a vehicle traveling on Market Square Drive, in Prince Frederick, with a broken brake light. He conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Joseph Thompson, III, 52, of Hughesville. Deputy C. Childress and his K9 partner, Flip, arrived to assist with the stop. K9 Flip detected a positive alert for contraband. During a search of Thompson’s person,...
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Woman Charged with Burglary After Breaking Into Family Members Home

Woman Charged with Burglary After Breaking Into Family Members Home

On Sunday, February 12, 2017, Deputy S. Rediker of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to St. Leonard Road, in St. Leonard, for the report of a burglary. The owner of the residence explained that a family member, later identified as Olivia Hefter, 23, with no fixed address, had asked if she could move in with them and they had told her she could not. Later the next day, February 13th, the homeowner went into their guest bedroom and...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Nigel

Wednesday’s Pet is Nigel

Wednesday’s Pet for 2/22/2017 is Nigel Featured Pet: Nigel Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Nigel is a handsome 2-year-old Chihuahua Mix. He is an adorable, sweet, loveable boy looking for his forever home. He gets...
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Sheriff’s Office Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating Suspect in Theft at Charlotte Hall Wawa

Sheriff’s Office Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating Suspect in Theft at Charlotte Hall Wawa

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person pictured. On Friday, January 20, 2017, at 8:30 p.m., the suspect came into the Charlotte Hall Wawa with the victim to use the restrooms. After the victim went into the ladies’ restroom, the suspect turned around, went back to his...
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Sheriff’s Office Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating Suspect in Theft at Target

Sheriff’s Office Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating Suspect in Theft at Target

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person pictured. On Friday, February 3, 2017, at 1:05 p.m., the suspect pushed a cart filled with merchandise past all final points of sale in the California, Target Store. The suspect was last seen driving away in the green four-door...
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Cheseldine Tire & Auto Opens New Leonardtown Location

Cheseldine Tire & Auto Opens New Leonardtown Location

One of Southern Maryland’s most established automotive repair centers, Cheseldine Tire & Auto, have expanded their efforts and are pleased to announce the opening of their second location in Leonardtown, MD. The company is expressing enthusiasm about the new location in Leonardtown and believes it will benefit both their business and clients. They look...
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Lusby Grandmother Wins $10,000 Scratch-off Prize

Lusby Grandmother Wins $10,000 Scratch-off Prize

An unusual thirst for a soda put Judy Lilley of Lusby in the path of Lottery luck and a $10,000 top-prize win on a 10x Cash scratch-off. The mother of two grown children and two grandsons, Judy said she craved a soda last Sunday and headed to the community store, Mimi’s Station in Lusby,...
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85,193 Deer Harvested During 2016-2017 Hunting Season

85,193 Deer Harvested During 2016-2017 Hunting Season

Maryland hunters harvested 85,193 deer during the combined archery, muzzleloader and firearm seasons (Sept. 9, 2016-Jan. 31, 2017), according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The harvest exceeded the 2015-2016 total by more than 1,000 deer. Included in the statewide total were 7,684 deer taken on Sundays open for deer hunting, representing an increase...
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Two Men Sentenced Under Maryland’s New Anti-Poaching Law

Two Men Sentenced Under Maryland’s New Anti-Poaching Law

Two men became the first sentenced under a new state anti-poaching law after they were found guilty of multiple charges Wednesday in Dorchester County District Court. Andrew Collison Harding, 21, of Vienna, and Toby Allen Hughes, 21, of Seaford, Delaware, were convicted of casting rays with an implement (jacklighting), hunting deer at night, hunting...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 2/20/2017 to 2/24/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 2/20/2017 to 2/24/2017

During the week of February 20, to February 24, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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Dine Out During Calvert County’s Fifth Annual Restaurant Week

Dine Out During Calvert County’s Fifth Annual Restaurant Week

Calvert County’s eclectic restaurants will showcase their creative cookery and offer delicious and budget-friendly deals during the fifth annual Restaurant Week Feb. 17-26. Coordinated by the Calvert County Department of Economic Development, Calvert County Restaurant Week will feature restaurants that draw on the region’s bounty to offer unique dining experiences. Whether your favorite fare...
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Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Now Accepting Online Donations

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Now Accepting Online Donations

The Charlotte Hall Veterans Home is excited to announce they now accept ONLINE donations! All donations go to their Veterans Assistance Fund, which is used to assist the residents as their needs arise such as dental and optometry costs, Final Honors arrangements, personal care items, various sponsorship projects, and activities in and outside the home....
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Sheriff’s Office Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating Suspect in Theft of Bus Tickets

Sheriff’s Office Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating Suspect in Theft of Bus Tickets

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect pictured. On Friday, January 20, 2017, at 2:10 PM the suspect got on the STS Bus at the Charlotte Hall Food Lion store on Mt. Wolf Road. She asked to purchase 30 Bus tickets and told the driver that she would...
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Two Suspended Prince George’s County Police Indicted by Grand Jury

Two Suspended Prince George’s County Police Indicted by Grand Jury

Two Prince George’s County Police officers were indicted by a grand jury on Thursday, February 16, 2017. The officers are charged in separate incidents. Corporal George Merkel faces charges of misconduct in office and second degree assault. The allegation involves conduct in September of 2016 while the officer was on duty. The Internal Affairs...
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Prince George’s County Felon Sentenced to Over 16 Years in Prison

Prince George’s County Felon Sentenced to Over 16 Years in Prison

U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang sentenced Derrick Rondell Battle, age 43, of Bladensburg, on Thursday, February 16, 2017, to 198 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for armed commercial robbery, using and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence and being a felon in possession of a firearm,...
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Sheriff’s Office Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating Two Theft Suspects

Sheriff’s Office Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating Two Theft Suspects

On Friday, January 20, 2017, at 4:22 p.m., two suspects entered the California Dollar General store separately and proceeded to the rear aisle. While the suspect in the dark coat and knit cap acted as a lookout the suspect in the tan hat and coat entered the back room area and went directly to the...
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Somers Students, Staff Shoot Hoops for a Great Cause

Somers Students, Staff Shoot Hoops for a Great Cause

Students and staff at Milton M. Somers Middle School battled each other on the basketball court last week to benefit the American Heart Association’s Hoops For Heart program. Students could donate a minimum of $2 to the cause and earn a chance to play basketball against a team of teachers. Students were able to...
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Two From State Delegate’s Campaign Finance Committee Plead Guilty to Conspiracy and Felony Theft

Two From State Delegate’s Campaign Finance Committee Plead Guilty to Conspiracy and Felony Theft

State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt announced today that Mary Murphy, Chairperson of the campaign finance committee “Friends of Michael A. Jackson” and her daughter Damiana Murphy, Treasurer of that same committee both pleaded guilty in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County to conspiracy and felony theft. From a statement of facts read into...
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St. Mary’s County Government Presidents Day Operations Schedule

St. Mary’s County Government Presidents Day Operations Schedule

All St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices, along with the three St. Mary’s County Library locations, will be closed Monday, February 20, 2017 in observance of Presidents Day. Administrative offices and libraries will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, February 21. The St. Andrews Landfill, the six (6) Convenience Centers and St. Mary’s...
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