Crime Scene: St. Mary's


Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Two charged in assault on teen in St. Mary’s

The victim suffered life-threatening injuries but has since been released, police said.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  01:56 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  St. Mary's

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Camp Springs man killed in Friday St. Mary’s crash

Lorenza Best was killed when his car veered into oncoming traffic.

By Allison Klein  |  02:38 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Traffic Accidents, St. Mary's

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Md. man killed in St. Mary’s crash

A Lexington Park man was killed trying to cross the road on foot Saturday night in Great Mills, according to police.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  04:27 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic Accidents, St. Mary's

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Motorcyclist dies after striking telephone pole

A motorcyclist died in St. Mary’s County Thursday morning after he flew off his Harley Davidson and struck a telephone pole, authorities said

By Justin Jouvenal  |  01:35 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  St. Mary's, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 07/15/2011

One dead after plane crash in St. Mary’s

One person is dead and another is hurt after a plane crash in St. Mary’s County, police said Friday.

By David Marino-Nachison  |  05:34 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  David P. Marino-Nachison, St. Mary's

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Crash kills 1, injures 3 in St. Mary’s County

Two vehicles collided in Leonardtown overnight, killing the driver of one car and injuring three passengers in the other, according to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  08:28 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic Accidents, St. Mary's

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Life in prison for Md. man in wife’s killing

A Lexington Park man was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for murdering his wife in 2009, authorities said.

By Victor Zapana  |  05:12 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, St. Mary's, Updates

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 11/03/2010

Md. murder suspect taught college writing

Joanna Joyce Findlay, accused of fatally shooting her husband inside their Southern Maryland home, is a native of Scotland who has taught at the University of Maryland's English Department since 2002, officials said Tuesday.

By Dan Morse  |  08:35 AM ET, 11/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  St. Mary's, St. Mary's, St. Mary's

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 08/18/2010

Md. man charged with abusing baby

A 25-year-old St. Mary's County man has been charged with abusing a seven-month-old girl who was seriously injured and remains hospitalized, authorities said. Marcus Corwell Hall, 25, of Mechanicsville, was charged with first-degree child abuse resulting in severe physical injury,...

By Maria Glod  |  09:59 AM ET, 08/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  St. Mary's, St. Mary's

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 08/16/2010

Man charged in daughter's death

St. Mary's County authorities have charged a Lexington Park man in the death of his 4-month-old daughter.

By Mike McPhate  |  07:41 AM ET, 08/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  St. Mary's

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 08/02/2010

Arrests in Md. museum break-in

St. Mary's County authorities have arrested two northern Virginia men for breaking into the St. Clement's Island Museum. Sheriff's deputies responded to a burglary alarm at the museum at about 1 a.m. Friday....

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:42 AM ET, 08/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  St. Mary's

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 07/13/2010

St. Mary's teen killed in car crash

A 16-year-old St. Mary's County girl was killed Monday afternoon when her car was struck from behind by another car and forced into oncoming traffic, where it was then hit by a sport-utility vehicle and then a minivan, St. Mary's sheriff's officials said Tuesday. The sheriff's office said Shelby Wood, of Leonardtown, was driving a 2003 Honda Civic south on Point Lookout Road near Leonardtown about 4 p.m. As she neared the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, her Civic was struck from the rear by a 1996 Lincoln Town Car driven by Justin Macrae, 28, also of Leonardtown, sheriff's officials said.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:11 AM ET, 07/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  St. Mary's, St. Mary's, St. Mary's

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 06/15/2010

Md. market raid nets fake NFL gear

When Gucci and Coach purses and National Football League shirts started showing up at a St. Mary's County farmer's market, suspicious patrons alerted authorities. The result, officials said, was a crackdown on counterfeit merchandise. On Saturday, state and local officials...

By Maria Glod  |  11:12 AM ET, 06/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  St. Mary's, St. Mary's

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 05/19/2010

St. Mary's man arrested while trying to walk off with new pair of shoes

A Lexington Park man who thought he could walk away with a pair of new shoes was caught at the front door of a Kohl’s store in St. Mary’s County wearing the evidence, according to authorities. On Monday, a Kohl’s...

By Josh White  |  10:14 AM ET, 05/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  St. Mary's, St. Mary's

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 05/13/2010

Homeowner charged with harboring fugitive after co-owner lets deputy inside home

Anyone aspiring to harbor a felon should take note of a recent arrest out of Lexington Park, about 60 miles southeast of Washington -- and make sure any co-owners of your property are on board with the plan. Such a...

By Dan Morse  |  10:06 AM ET, 05/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  St. Mary's, St. Mary's

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 05/05/2010

Collision with bus kills St. Mary's woman

A woman who apparently pulled her car in front of a bus Tuesday evening in St. Mary's County was killed, St. Mary's sheriff's officials said Wednesday. The victim was identified as Joan Mattingly Dean, 75, of Hollywood, Md.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:09 AM ET, 05/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  St. Mary's, St. Mary's, St. Mary's

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 04/29/2010

Md. man charged with assaulting officers after arrest attempt

A 19-year-old Mechanicsville man has been arrested for assaulting two officers, the St. Mary's County sheriff's office says. Authorities say Cpl. Margaret Smolarsky went to the county government building to serve a probation violation warrant to Daniel K. Douglas on...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:59 AM ET, 04/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  St. Mary's

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 03/03/2010

Wanted: Man with lucky '7' tattooed on his neck

Updated, 6:12 p.m.: Raymond Stanley Morgan III was apprehended Wednesday in Middlesex County, Va., after the St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations developed information about his whereabouts. Morgan was taken into custody as he tried to flee a...

By Dan Morse  |  06:12 PM ET, 03/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  St. Mary's, St. Mary's, St. Mary's

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 02/09/2010

Fearing 'structural problems,' St. Mary's relocates Sheriff's Office HQ

St. Mary's County has relocated its Sheriff's Office headquarters due to "possible weather related structural problems," the department announced Tuesday. The St. Mary’s County Patuxent Building was evacuated, according to a press release....

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:54 AM ET, 02/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  St. Mary's

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 12/29/2009

Md. woman spent money, claimed robbery: Police

St. Mary's County sheriff's deputies have charged a cab company employee who said she was robbed of $500 of the firm's money but in fact spent the money herself. Forty-seven-year-old Sharon Milburn of Great Mills has been charged with theft...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:23 PM ET, 12/29/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  St. Mary's

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 12/01/2009

Updated: Four-year-old injured in hit-and-run crash

A 4-year-old boy was injured in a hit-and-run crash in St. Mary's County on Tuesday afternoon, police said. Police did not immediately release details about the boy's condition but said he was flown to Children's Hospital by a Maryland State...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  04:10 PM ET, 12/01/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  St. Mary's, St. Mary's | Tags:  St. Mary's, crash, hit-and-run