Detectives Arrest Bryans Road Man – Recover Drugs and a Stolen Gun

Detectives Arrest Bryans Road Man – Recover Drugs and a Stolen Gun

On Friday, April 29, 2016, members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Narcotic Enforcement Section conducted a search warrant in the 2700 block of Adelphi Lane in Bryans Road in response to multiple complaints of possible drug dealing at the house. Officers located a semi-automatic handgun that had been reported stolen through South Carolina. They also discovered 85 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, and other evidence. Cameron James Taylor, 23, of Bryans Road was arrested and charged with possession...
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Great Mills Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Walmart

Great Mills Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Walmart

On Sunday, April 24, 2016, Deputy B. Gaskill of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 45000 block of Miramar Way (Wal-Mart) in California, for a reported theft. The suspect, Amber Renee Kellis, age 31 of Great Mills, attempted to steal merchandise by concealing multiple items in a comforter set. The comforter set was damaged during the theft, and Kellis was arrested and charged with Theft Less Than $1000 and Property Destruction.
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Update: Arrest Warrant Served On Suspect Charged in Anne Arundel County Fatal Crash

Update: Arrest Warrant Served On Suspect Charged in Anne Arundel County Fatal Crash

UPDATE: An arrest warrant has been served to the suspect charged in the fatal crash that occurred on Friday, April 29, in Anne Arundel County. Johnathan Simms, 31, of Baltimore, has been served an arrest warrant while still in police custody at University of Maryland Medical Center. After consultation with the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney, Simms is charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter to include grossly and criminally negligent, along with fleeing and eluding police, and other...
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Huntingtown Man Arrested for Possession of Heroin

Huntingtown Man Arrested for Possession of Heroin

On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at 9:50 am, Trooper Megelick from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Cedarwood Dr. in Dunkirk. Richard W. Ellis, 39 of Huntingtown, was arrested for driving on a suspended license.  During the arrest, two cotton balls with heroin residue were observed on the driver’s side floor. Ellis was additionally charged with possession of heroin, and was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.
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Woman in Critical Condition After House Fire in Lusby

Woman in Critical Condition After House Fire in Lusby

Deputy State Fire Marshals were called to 10963 Poplar Drive in Lusby on Sunday, May 1, 2016 to investigate the origin and cause of a fire causing the adult female homeowner to receive thermal burns and smoke inhalation injuries. Nearly 50 firefighters and EMS personnel responded from St. Leonard, Solomon’s Island, Prince Frederick, Huntingtown, Bay District, Grasonville and Hollywood Volunteer Fire Departments, to the 9:50 a.m. two alarm blaze. Upon arrival firefighters quickly located Mrs. Bessie Harness unconscious on...
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Two Members of Southern Maryland Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

Two Members of Southern Maryland Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Colbert Juan Jones, Jr., age 33, of St. Leonard, Maryland today to 10 years in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute powder cocaine and for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Judge Chasanow also issued an order requiring Jones to forfeit over $20,000 in drug proceeds, two cars, two shotguns, and ammunition. On April 29, 2016, Judge Chasanow...
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Maryland State Police Arrests for Calvert County County – 5/2/2016

Maryland State Police Arrests for Calvert County County – 5/2/2016

Maryland State Police in Prince Frederick are investigating the following incidents: Theft from Motor Vehicle:  On 4/27/16 at 4:09 pm, Trooper First Class Casarella responded to the 100 block of Cove Point Rd. in Lusby for a theft from a motor vehicle. The victim advised money was taken from a wallet inside the vehicle. A suspect has been developed, and the investigation continues. Theft from Motor Vehicle:  On 4/26/16 at 4:34 pm, Trooper Jones responded to a business on...
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VIDEO: Fire Destroys Vehicle in Walmart Parking lot

VIDEO: Fire Destroys Vehicle in Walmart Parking lot

On Sunday, May 1, 2016, at approximately 6:15 p.m., firefighters from the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department responded to the Walmart, on Acton Lane in Waldorf for the report of a vehicle fire. Crews arrived on scene to discover a vehicle in the parking lot, fully engulfed in flames. Fire crews worked quickly to extinguish the blaze. No injuries were reported.
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Charles County Crime Report 5/2/16

Charles County Crime Report 5/2/16

The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address. THEFT: On April 29 at 3 p.m., officers responded to the 6900 block of Dicandia Dorsey Place in Hughesville for the report of a theft. Investigation showed unknown suspect(s) broke out a window of a shed and stole a power washer, an edger, and other items....
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Lightning to Blame in La Plata Apartment Fire

Lightning to Blame in La Plata Apartment Fire

On Monday, May 2, 2016 at approximately 1:30 a.m, firefighters from La Plata and surrounding jurisdictions were alerted to report of a commercial fire at the Edelen Station Apartments, at 800 Edelen Station Road, in La Plata. Crews arrived on scene to discover a four story apartment building on fire. It took approximately 10 minutes for firefighters to bring the blaze under control. Approximately 40 firefighters responded. No injuries were reported. Maryland State Fire Marshall’s were called to the...
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Pedestrian Injuried After Being Struck by a Vehicle on Smallwood Drive

Pedestrian  Injuried After Being Struck by a Vehicle on Smallwood Drive

On Friday, April 29, 2016 at approximately 9:15 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Smallwood Drive West – just north of St. Patrick’s Drive – for a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Investigation showed the pedestrian, a 25-year-old male wearing dark clothing, was crossing Smallwood Drive West when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, age 35, remained on the scene. The pedestrian was transported to a hospital...
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Corporal James Stone Receives Recognition for his Outstanding Service at St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Corporal James Stone Receives Recognition for his Outstanding Service at St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Recently, the Alcohol Beverage Board of St. Mary’s County (ABBSMC ) officially recognized Cpl. James Stone, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, for his outstanding service as Alcohol Enforcement Coordinator for seven years. Stone has also received the People’s Choice Award for the work he performed. Aaron Mathis, a member of the Alcohol Beverage Board, praised Stone’s ongoing efforts, “Cpl. James Stone has been a tremendous asset to the Alcohol Beverage Board of St. Mary’s County since before...
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UPDATE: Shooting in Waldorf Thought to be Drug Related

UPDATE: Shooting in Waldorf Thought to be Drug Related

UPDATE 5/1/2016 @ 10:00 a.m.: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement On April 29 at 9:07 p.m., officers responded to the 2200 block of Bridle Path Drive in Waldorf for the sound of gunshots. When officers arrived, no one was in the area. A few minutes later, officers received a call for an injured male at a gas station on Berry Road. Officers determined the victim, 29, of Accokeek, had a gunshot wound to his neck...
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Natural Resources Police Seek Information About Thomas Point Break-in

Natural Resources Police Seek Information About Thomas Point Break-in

Investigators for the Maryland Natural Resources Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating individuals who broke into and vandalized the Thomas Point Lighthouse between April 15-16. On April 17, officers met with the lighthouse caretakers who had discovered the damage to the iconic Maryland landmark that sits in the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the South River. Anyone with information regarding the break-in and damage is asked to call Officer Jeff Beshore or Officer Chris...
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$1,000 Reward Offered for Information Leading to the Arrest and Prosecution of Those Responsible for Damaging Barrier at Cove Point Light House in Lusby

$1,000 Reward Offered for Information Leading to the Arrest and Prosecution of Those Responsible for Damaging Barrier at Cove Point Light House in Lusby

On April 4, 2016 an official with the Calvert Marine Museum contacted the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office to report damage to a sea wall and fence in the area of Cove Point Beach. The crime occurred at the Cove Point Light House in Lusby. During the investigation it was learned that the crime occurred between March 20 and March 23, 2016. Suspect(s) damaged the barrier fence and sea wall causing over $2,500 dollars in damage to the property. DFC....
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Rear Admiral CJ Jaynes Retires from the U.S. Navy

Rear Admiral CJ Jaynes Retires from the U.S. Navy

After 33 years of dedicated service to her country, Rear Adm. CJ Jaynes retired from the U.S. Navy on May 1. In a ceremony Apr.1 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Jaynes stepped down from her last official duty as the program executive officer for air anti-submarine warfare, assault and special mission programs, where...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Crash in Fort Washington

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Crash in Fort Washington

The Prince George’s County Police Department Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash in Fort Washington. The victim is 27-year-old Levy Campos III, of Beachside Drive in Stevensville, MD. On April 30, 2016, at about 12:50 am, patrol officers were called to the 9200 block of Indian Head Highway for a crash involving...
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Maryland DogFest Returns for 5th Year of Family-Friendly Fun

Maryland DogFest Returns for 5th Year of Family-Friendly Fun

Dog lovers and their families are invited to celebrate all things dog at the 5th annual Maryland DogFest. The two-day event will be held on May 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Charles County Fairgrounds in La Plata, Maryland. All leashed dogs are invited to attend with their owners. From entertainment...
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Maryland State Police Inform Public About Window Tint Regulations for Vehicles

Maryland State Police Inform Public About Window Tint Regulations for Vehicles

There are many questions that the  receive about window tint on vehicles.  The Automotive Safety Enforcement Division(ASED) of the Maryland State Police have put together some information about window tint that should answer most questions about the topic. Window Tinting Regulations for vehicles registered in the State of Maryland The State of Maryland regulates...
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Residents in Charles County Encouraged to Report Illegal Hydrant Connections

Residents in Charles County Encouraged to Report Illegal Hydrant Connections

The Charles County Department of Public Works is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and reporting illegal connections to county fire hydrants. Any connection to a hydrant without a hydrant meter or with a hydrant meter issued by another water company or jurisdiction is theft of water service. What Are Hydrant Meters Charles County...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/2/2016 to 5/62016

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/2/2016 to 5/62016

During the week of May 2 to May 6, 2016, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy The cameras operate Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Violators must be traveling...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces May Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces May Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following May monthly promotions and reminders: National Pet Week (Sunday, May 1- Saturday, May 7) Celebrate this special week by volunteering your time, donating supplies, or adopting a shelter pet. Dog adoptions are reduced to $100 and cat adoptions reduced to $25. Kittens are $85...
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Calvert County Commissioners’ Budget Proposal Includes Income/Property Tax Increases

Calvert County Commissioners’ Budget Proposal Includes Income/Property Tax Increases

As Calvert County faces a mounting shortfall in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget now under consideration, the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is proposing modest increases in the county income tax rate and property tax rate. If approved, the real property tax increase would take effect July 1, 2016; the income tax...
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Housing for Visiting Physicians Under Construction in Leonardtown

Housing for Visiting Physicians Under Construction in Leonardtown

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital (MSMH) held a groundbreaking April 25 for a new quadraplex home for visiting physicians and medical professionals. Located on the corner of Moakley Street and Doctors Crossing Road in Leonardtown, the project is an integral part of the hospital’s long-term strategic plan to bring new healthcare providers to our community....
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Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward in Citizen Robbery Case

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward in Citizen Robbery Case

On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at approximately 10:45 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Starkey Court and Wesley Drive in La Plata for the report of an assault. Upon arrival, officers found a man lying on the ground with several wounds. The victim was transported to a...
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Registration for Recreation and Parks Summer Camps Now Available

Registration for Recreation and Parks Summer Camps Now Available

Parents … now’s the time to register your kids for one of Recreation and Parks’ 2016 Summer Camps. Over 30 camps are available for children and youth ages 3 – 20. Registration is available online and in person. Summer Fun Day Camps begin the week of June 20 and run for one week sessions through August 12....
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Charles County Government May Holiday Schedule

Charles County Government May Holiday Schedule

The Charles County Commissioners wish to remind residents of changes to normal operating schedules for the month of May.  All offices, facilities, and services not listed will be operating their normal hours. Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day) All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville will be closed. The Charles...
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Lineup Is Complete for the 2016 Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival

Lineup Is Complete for the 2016 Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival

With the addition of The Robert Cray Band as the Saturday closer for the 2016 Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival (CBBF), the lineup is now complete. This will be Robert Cray’s second appearance at CBBF, his first being in 2000. Joe Bonamassa will be closing the festival on Sunday. In just over 40 years Cray...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Searches for Missing Woman

Prince George’s County Police Department Searches for Missing Woman

The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in searching for a missing person. She is identified as 60-year-old Cathy Lyn Sarjeant. Sarjeant was last seen in 6000 block of Westchester Park Drive in College Park on April 21, 2016 at 12:00 pm. Sarjeant is described as an African American female,...
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Clinton, Trump Cruise to Victories in Maryland Primary

Clinton, Trump Cruise to Victories in Maryland Primary

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and businessman Donald Trump won their party primaries in Maryland Tuesday, further cementing their status as presidential frontrunners and making it more than likely they will be opposing each other in the fall. Clinton defeated her rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, in Maryland’s Democratic primary. On the GOP...
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Demonstration Showcases AIM-9X Joint-Service Venture

Demonstration Showcases AIM-9X Joint-Service Venture

Integration of the joint Navy and Air Force AIM-9X Sidewinder Air Intercept Missile with the Army’s Multi-Mission Launcher (MML) hit the mark as the teams completed a successful live-fire engineering demonstration at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, March 28-April 1. During the Indirect Fire Protection Capability (IFPC) conceptual demonstration, missiles were launched from...
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Seventh Annual Port Tobacco Market Day Set for May 14

Seventh Annual Port Tobacco Market Day Set for May 14

The Charles County Commissioners and the Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco invite residents to attend the seventh annual Port Tobacco Market Day event on Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. at the historic Port Tobacco Courthouse (Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco). This event will showcase some of Southern Maryland’s local...
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