CRIME & SAFETY
Weekly Safety Report: Firearms Seized, Shooting Indictments, and Hiker Rescue in St. Mary's County, Maryland
This week in St. Mary's County, Maryland, several incidents occurred that required law enforcement and emergency response. These incidents include the seizure of firearms and drugs in a Lexington Park apartment, an accidental shooting resulting in a victim being flown out for medical treatment, and the indictment of three individuals for a fatal shooting at a Sheetz convenience store. Additionally, a hiker was rescued in a tense operation on Pleasanton Ridge in California.
Elderly Man Flown Out After Crashing Into Tree In Wildewood
CALIFORNIA, Md. – On December 1, 2023 at approximately 11:27 a.m., emergency personnel responded to White Oak Parkway near Wildewood Boulevard for a single motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on the scene to find a white Ford F-150 off the roadway into a tree with the sole occupant injured....
Weekly Safety Report: Shooting and Fire incidents in Calvert County, Maryland
Two incidents occurred in Calvert County, Maryland this week. The first incident involved a shooting on Sark Court in Prince Frederick, where a juvenile male was found with a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to a trauma center and a masked male suspect was seen leaving the area in a black SUV. The second incident was an early morning fire at Jersey Mike's Subs in Dunkirk. The fire was detected by an automatic fire alarm and was contained to a small area thanks to the sprinkler system.
Teen Shot In Prince Frederick, Flown To Trauma Center
PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – In a developing investigation, deputies from the Calvert County Patrol Bureau responded to a report of a shooting on Sark Court early Friday morning. At approximately 7:05 a.m., on December 1, 2023, police and rescue personnel arrived at the scene and discovered a 16-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his upper body.
Beware: Sheriff's Office Shares False Info
Sheriff Steve A. Hall has chosen to partake in what appears to be a disinformation campaign through his state-sponsored campaign page. One specific area where this campaign focuses on is the sharing of contacts from iPhones. Instead of conducting thorough research and providing information on relevant crimes, such as drive-by incidents in Leonardtown, the Sheriff's Office primarily showcases pictures of puppies, play dates, and other heartwarming moments featuring officers interacting with the community for photo opportunities.
Calvert County Sheriff's Office Launches Holiday Safety Campaign
As the festive season unfolds, the Calvert County Sheriff's Office, under the vigilant eye of Sheriff Ricky Cox, has rolled out a robust holiday safety campaign geared towards protecting the community during this bustling time of year. The campaign features a heightened law enforcement presence, with deputies conducting patrols on foot, bicycles, and via marked and unmarked vehicles. This strategic move aims to shield local businesses, schools, churches, and neighborhoods from the spike in criminal activities that often accompanies the holiday season.
71-Year-Old Woman Injured In Rollover Crash After Swerving To Miss Deer In Charlotte Hall
CHARLOTTE HALL, Md. – A 71-year-old woman was injured in a rollover crash early morning on November 28, 2023, after attempting to avoid a deer on Dubois Road. Emergency personnel were dispatched to the 9500 block of Dubois Road at approximately 5:29 a.m. in response to a serious single motor vehicle accident. According to a caller, she was trying to avoid a deer and overturned.
Thomas Stone High School Student Faces Charges for Suspected Cannabis Possession
A Thomas Stone High School student in Maryland is facing charges and school disciplinary action after suspected cannabis was found in their book bag on November 28. A school administrator discovered the substance, which was then recovered by the school resource officer.
Three Teens Indicted For Fatal Shooting At St. Mary's County Sheetz: Sheriff
Authorities announced over the weekend that James Jerome Adams, Jr., a minor from Great Mills, and an adult from Bushwood who was a juvenile at the time, have been indicted and charged as adults in connection to the murder of Marcus Anthony Day in April. Officials noted that at the...
Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision In Waldorf
(Waldorf, Maryland) – On Friday, November 24, 2023, at approximately 1948 hours, Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a motor vehicle collision on United States Route 301 (Crain Hwy) south of Acton Lane in Waldorf, Maryland. Due to the seriousness of the collision, the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack requested a Collision Reconstruction Specialist (CRS) to assume the investigation.
Man riding motorcycle killed in Waldorf crash
A man riding his motorcycle was killed after colliding with an SUV in Waldorf, Maryland, Friday night. Maryland State Police said 33-year-old Kevin Thompson, of Brandywine, was driving a motorcycle near Crain Highway and Acton Lane when the crash occurred. At around 8 p.m., Thompson’s 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle collided...
Weekly Safety Report: Motor Vehicle Collision, Robbery, Assault, and Trailer Fire in Waldorf, Maryland
This week in Waldorf, Maryland, there were four incidents that occurred. These incidents include a motor vehicle collision resulting in one person being flown out for medical treatment, an attempted armed robbery, a teenager pointing a loaded gun at a car, and a trailer fire that was successfully extinguished by firefighters.
Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Crime Blotter
PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – During the weeks of November 6 – November 19, 2023, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to 3,764 calls for service throughout the community. Damaged Property: 23-81098. On November 14, 2023, Deputy Mister responded to the 8800 block of Erie Ave in North...
Man receives life sentence without parole and additional life imprisonment for killing a mother and her 6-year-old daughter
LEONARDTOWN, Md. – Jaymi Sterling, the State’s Attorney, has made an announcement today regarding the sentencing of Wayne Carroll Key, Jr. The 44-year-old resident of Lexington Park, Maryland, has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, in addition to a life sentence. This is in connection to the double homicide of a six-year-old child and her mother, which occurred on November 20, 2021, in Leonardtown, Maryland.
Two Crashes Occur Within Minutes In Hollywood, Woman Airlifted To Trauma Center
HOLLYWOOD, Md. – On November 20, 2023, at approximately 7:13 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a serious motor vehicle accident on Mervell Dean Road in the area of Clark’s Landing Road. Upon arrival, crews discovered a three-vehicle collision with multiple occupants reportedly injured. EMS evaluated the patients on...
42-Year-Old Lexington Park Man Killed In Head-On Collision
LEXINGTON PARK, Md. – At approximately 8:59 a.m. Monday, November 20, 2023, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a head-on motor vehicle collision in the area of Three Notch Road and Expedition Drive. A preliminary investigation revealed the operator of...
16-year-old charged as adult after pointing gun and threatening victims in vehicle
CHARLES COUNTY, Md. - Police have arrested and charged a 16-year-old as an adult after he pointed a firearm and threatened victims in a vehicle. Officers responded to the area of Post Office Road and Macclesfield Court in Waldorf on Nov. 16 around 5:54 p.m. for the report of a teenager who pointed a firearm toward occupants of a car.
Patrol Officers Apprehend Juvenile Suspect Armed With A Firearm And Making Threats
Patrol officers apprehend juvenile armed with a firearm and making threats: On November 16 at 5:54 p.m., officers responded to the area of Post Office Road and Macclesfield Court in Waldorf for the report of a teenager who pointed a firearm toward occupants of a car. A preliminary investigation showed the victims were turning onto Macclesfield Court when the suspect walked in front of their vehicle. The victims honked the car horn to alert the teen at which point the teen pulled out a firearm and pointed it at the victims. Responding officers observed the suspect in the area and were able to safely take him into custody. A loaded firearm, with no serial number, was recovered from the suspect’s waistband. The suspect, age 16, was charged as an adult with first-degree assault, illegal possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm on a person, and other related charges. Cpl. Saunders and Officer Heishman are investigating.
Woman Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle In Lexington Park
LEXINGTON PARK, Md. – On November 21, 2023 at approximately 1:04 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Great Mills Road in the area of Westbury Boulevard. Crews arrived and found a 1993 Ford Ranger involved and a female pedestrian...
Pennsylvania Man Indicted In Joe Shymanski Murder Case
PRINCE FREDERICK, Md – On November 20, 2023, Brandon Ross Holbrook, 48, of Reedsville, PA, was indicted by a Calvert County Grand Jury and formally charged with the murder of Joseph Shymanski of Huntingtown. A total of 5 charges were returned by the Grand Jury, to include common law...