CRIME & SAFETY
Serious Motor Vehicle Collision Resulted In Multiple Lane Shutdown
LEXINGTON PARK, Md – On December 3, 2023 at approximately 12:02 p.m., units responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Three Notch Road in the area of Rue Purchase Road and Buck Hewitt Road. It was reported to be a Gray Convertible BMW that was involved in the...
Calvert County Confronts Public Safety Challenges Amidst Recent Incidents
In the wake of recent events, Calvert County, Maryland grapples with significant public safety challenges that have stirred concerns among its citizens. The community was first shaken by a shooting on Sark Court in Prince Frederick, leaving a young male in stable condition after a harrowing incident that ended with the suspect, a masked individual, fleeing in a black SUV.
Weekly Safety Report: Accidental Shooting and Murder Indictment in Great Mills, Maryland
Two incidents occurred in Great Mills, Maryland this week. The first incident involved a 59-year-old male who accidentally shot himself in the abdomen while hunting. Emergency services were called, and the victim was flown out for medical treatment. The second incident resulted in the indictment of two individuals, a 19-year-old and an adult, for their involvement in the murder of a 26-year-old man that occurred on April 4, 2023.
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.
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....
Dorchester County's Journey: From Tragedy to Resilience Through Integrated Safety Strategies
Dorchester County, Maryland, has been enveloped in a somber mood following a recent series of events that have deeply affected its residents. A catastrophic traffic incident claimed the lives of Johnnie Wright Jr. and Michelle Wright from Rhodesdale, when their Chevrolet collided with a tractor-trailer on Eldorado Road. The tragedy has sparked a wave of sorrow throughout the community, highlighting the urgent need for enhanced road safety measures. Concurrently, the city of Cambridge has taken a decisive step to curb its rising crime rates by introducing a Protect Coordinator role, aimed at strengthening community ties and pioneering advanced crime prevention strategies.
Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Launches Holiday Safety Campaign
CALVERT COUNTY, Md. – Sheriff Ricky Cox and the men and women of The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office have kicked off a holiday safety campaign, with the goal of keeping our residents and businesses safe this holiday season. The Sheriff’s Office has supplemented routine patrols with additional deputies...
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Crash and Innovative Crime Prevention in Dorchester County, Maryland
Two incidents occurred in Dorchester County, Maryland this week. The first incident involved a fatal two-vehicle crash in North Dorchester, resulting in the deaths of Johnnie Wright Jr. and Michelle Wright of Rhodesdale. The second incident is the introduction of a unique crime prevention role called the Protect Coordinator in Cambridge, aimed at addressing the rising crime rates through community engagement and innovative programs.
Youth Gun Violence: A National Crisis Highlighted by Maryland Shooting
On the morning of December 1, 2023, the quiet of Prince Frederick, Maryland, was shattered by the sound of gunfire. At approximately 7:05 a.m., deputies from the Calvert County Patrol Bureau raced to Sark Court following a report of a shooting. They discovered a 16-year-old male victim with a serious gunshot wound to the upper body. Emergency responders quickly arranged for a MEDEVAC to transport the young man to a trauma center, where he thankfully remains in stable condition. The assailant, described as a masked individual, was last seen escaping in a black SUV, prompting a widespread manhunt led by the Criminal Investigations Bureau, with Detective J. Buck at the forefront (case number 23-85460).
'Drug Cache,' 'Ghost Guns' Recovered From Convicted Felon During Southern MD Bust: Sheriff
Adam Joseph Holland was arrested in the 46000 block of Hilton Drive in his Lexington Park apartment on Wednesday afternoon following a joint investigation between the St. Mary's County and Calvert County sheriff's offices, authorities announced. During the search, officials say that they recovered a loaded, privately made AR-15 pistol...
Rhodesdale Community Mourns Loss of Beloved Couple in Fatal Collision
In a tragic turn of events, the early hours of November 29, 2023, saw the loss of two Rhodesdale residents, Johnnie Wright Jr. and Michelle Wright, both aged 47. A devastating head-on collision on Eldorado Road in Dorchester County, Maryland, involving their Chevrolet and a tractor-trailer, led to their untimely demise. Maryland State Police from the Easton Barrack were called to the scene near Dog Kennel Road shortly after the incident occurred at 1:00 a.m.
VIDEO: Cliffhanger on Pleasanton Ridge, Quick-Thinking Crews Hoist Hiker to Safety in Tense California Rescue
In an extraordinary rescue operation this morning, a female hiker, found with an altered level of consciousness on Pleasanton Ridge Trail, was hoisted to safety, thanks to the quick response of multiple California agencies. According to a Facebook post by CHP - Golden Gate Division Air Operations, East Bay Regional Parks Helicopter Eagle initially located the distressed hiker, paving the way for an elaborate rescue involving several teams.
Have you seen him? Police asking for public's help locating non-verbal man missing for over a month from St. Mary's County
WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Prince William County Police are asking for the public's help in locating a non-verbal man who has been missing for over a month. Gil McDonald, 56, has been missing since Oct. 28 from the Point Lookout area of St. Mary's County, and is considered to be critically missing.
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.
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...
St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Tackles Surge in Criminal Activity
The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office faced an intense period of law enforcement activities from November 13 to November 26, 2023, with a striking total of nearly 3,000 incidents. The surge in calls for service, reaching 1,479 and 1,524 incidents over consecutive weeks, underscores the office's steadfast efforts to combat a wide spectrum of criminal activity and uphold community safety in the historic county of Maryland.
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.
Sheriff’s Office Keeps Residents in the Dark, Urges Them to Stay Away (UPDATE)
The St Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, under the leadership of Steve Hall, has issued a mysterious message to the public. The administration is urging people to avoid a specific area in the county, without providing any explanation for their request. Are there individuals who are committing crimes without...
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...
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...