North Beach Barricade Peacefully Comes to an End

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UPDATE Jan 19 at 3 p.m.

On January 19, 2011 at approximately 6:00 a.m. Pfc. John Harley of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit along with Deputy Jonathan Parsons of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau responded to a home on 3rd Street in North Beach, Calvert County Maryland in an attempt to locate and arrest Robert Alan Mandley, 52, who had an active child support warrant on file in Charles County. 

As Pfc. Harley knocked on the front door he observed the suspect retreating into a back room. At that time a barricade was called and road patrol set up a perimeter.  Members of the Special Operations Team responded along with Cpl. Scott Parrish, a member of the Conflict Management Team of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office.  The suspect was known to have an extensive history of drug possession as well as weapon violations.

Lt. R. Thomas of the S.O.T. utilized the Public Address system on the Sheriff’s Office Bearcat and ordered Mandley out of the house.  Moments later a white female who identified herself as the girlfriend of the suspect came out of the house and reported that the suspect and his mother were inside.

Lt. Thomas continued to make announcements over the PA system and at 7:58 a.m.  Mandley exited the house, was taken into custody and turned over to Pfc. Harley without incident. 

After taking the suspect into custody members of SOT entered and secured the house. While inside SOT located the suspect’s mother, age 73, who appeared upset and was assessed by medical personnel.  It was determined she was not in need of immediate medical assistance.  Mandley also refused transport to the hospital.


On Wednesday, Jan. 19 shortly before 6 a.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office along with the Calvert Special Operations Team responded to a barricade situation along Third Street in North Beach. According to authorities, the individual was the subject of a warant service for matters pertaining to child support.

Authorities encouraged the occupant to exit the residence peacefully in which he did. The situation ended shortly after 8:15 a.m. No injuries reported.

More information to follow as it is released by authorities. has learned that Calvert authorities are on scene as of 8 a.m. of a barricade situation in North Beach on Third Street between Erie and Frederick. The subject is thought to be contained within the residence. According to authorities, the individual was the subject of a warant service for matters pertaining to child support. No other information is available at this time.

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