So. Md Police News

Latest news from the local sheriff's offices and state police barracks.
On Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at approximately 8:35 am, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to Great Mills Road at East Run Drive, Lexington Park, MD for the report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries involving two vehicles. Troopers and other emergency...
On 2/28/2024, TFC Pope responded to the Birdies, located at 25355 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown, MD for the report of someone trespassing. Investigation revealed that Michael Austin Williams, 41 of California, MD had been previously issued a Notice Not To Trespass Order. Williams was issued a...
On 2/25/2024, Cpl Ditoto conducted a traffic stop at 21660 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, MD. Tpr Lewis arrived and assumed the investigation which revealed that Steve Yair Hernandez-Maldanado, 20 of Lexington Park, MD was driving while under the influence. A search incident to arrest...
On March 14 at 8:29 a.m., a teacher at Milton Somers Middle School observed a vape fall out of a student’s possession. The vape was recovered by the school resource officer and tested positive for THC. Administrators learned of another student with a vape, which was recovered and also tested...
On March 8, members of the Firearms Investigations Unit, along with detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division, Southern Maryland Information Center, and Emergency Services Team served a search warrant in the 3100 block of Heathcote Road in Waldorf relating to an ongoing...
NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION Date: 3/11/24 Time: 4:04 p.m. Location / Address: 3135 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland Type of Incident: Fire Description of Structure / Property: Vacant Dwelling Owner / Occupants: Unknown Injuries or Deaths: None Estimated $ Loss...
NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION Date: 3/6/24 Time: 12:30 p.m. Location / Address: 2985 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland Type of Incident: Fire Description of Structure / Property: Outbuilding Owner / Occupants: Jose Del Sid Injuries or Deaths: None Estimated $ Loss...
On March 11 at 2:28 p.m., the victim, an 18-year-old male, was walking in the area of Ryon Court in Waldorf when he observed several males wearing ski masks approaching him. The victim fled into the lobby of a nearby office building located in the 3600 block of Leonardtown Road and removed an...
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the implementation of the NextRequest application, a solution designed to enhance and expedite the process of obtaining police records and Maryland’s Public Information Act (PIA) requests. This progressive move represents the Agency’s...
On March 7 at 2:45 p.m., a student from Piccowaxen Middle School was on the school bus heading home when another student struck them over the head several times with a steel water bottle. The bus driver called for assistance and drove back to the school where the injured student was seen by a...
On March 7 at 8:09 p.m., an officer assigned to the Neighborhood Enforcement Team initiated a traffic stop at St. Charles Parkway and St. Thomas Drive after observing several traffic violations, including expired tags and inoperable lights. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer observed...
On March 6 at 11:10 a.m., a student from St. Charles High School was leaving school for the day when he was approached in the parking lot by several suspects and struck in the head with what appeared to be a handgun. The victim dropped his keys, and the suspects picked them up and fled from the...
On March 2 at 1:49 a.m., officers were in the 2700 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf when they heard gunshots. As officers approached the area, they observed a vehicle fleeing the area and a male walking away and holding what appeared to be a possible handgun in his waistband. The subject...
On March 3 at 3:30 p.m., patrol officers responded to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Middletown Road and McDaniel Road. A preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a Kia K5 was traveling south on Middletown Road and attempted to make a left turn onto McDaniel Road. The...
On February 29, Charles County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Steven James Hardeman, age 37, of Newburg, in connection with two cases of sexual abuse of minors. The arrest stems from an investigation in which two victims reported being sexually assaulted by Hardeman who was a martial arts...
On February 29 at 12:07 p.m., four students were involved in an altercation at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School. One of the students sustained injuries and was treated by a school nurse. The students face juvenile criminal charges and school sanctions. Anyone with information is asked to contact...
On February 27 at 9:30 a.m., patrol officers responded to the 2600 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf after numerous people called 9-1-1 and reported a man walking along the roadway pointing a firearm at drivers, trying to get them to stop. The man quickly crossed Crain Highway and entered a car...
(La Plata, Maryland) – On Sunday, February 18, 2024, at approximately 1555 hours, Troopers from Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to Maryland Route 6 (Charles Street) at Applegrove Court for a report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Due to the circumstances, the Maryland...
On 2/14/2024, Cpl Ditoto responded to a residence on Jones Wharf Road, Hollywood, MD for the report of an assault. While on scene investigating the assault, William Earl Jones III, 45 of Hollywood, MD, assaulted a Trooper on scene and then continued to be combative and resisted arrest. Jones was...
Motor Vehicle Crash: On Sunday, February 4, 2024, at approximately 8:25am, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to Mechanicsville Road and Red Oak Lane, Mechanicsville, MD for the report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries involving two vehicles. Troopers...
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