UPDATE: Loveville Man Killed in Early Morning Accident

UPDATE: Loveville Man Killed in Early Morning Accident

UPDATE 3/25/2017 @11:45 a.m.: On March 25, 2017, at approximately 2:18 am, patrol units from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Loveville Road in the area of Lenny Penny Lane in Loveville. Deputies located a 1999 Ford F-350 pickup truck in the roadway. The operator, Franklin Irvin Bowles, 27 of Loveville, was pronounced deceased by EMS personnel. The St. Mary’s County Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation....
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Crack Dealer and his Driver Arrested in Lexington Park

Crack Dealer and his Driver Arrested in Lexington Park

In November of 2015, Thomas Austin Goldring III, aka “Junk,” age 37, of Lexington Park, was indicted by a grand jury for distribution of crack cocaine. Goldring failed to appear in the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County reference these charges in February 2017, resulting in two active warrants for his arrest. On March 22, 2017, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division observed Goldring as a passenger in a vehicle stopped in the 21000 block...
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UPDATE: 8 Month Old Baby Boy Killed in Dog Attack in Lusby

UPDATE: 8 Month Old Baby Boy Killed in Dog Attack in Lusby

UPDATE: 3/24/2017 @ 3:30 p.m.: The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has conducted a thorough investigation and have determined there will be no criminal charges. The “pit-bull” type dog and 8-month-old baby boy were being cared for at the residence by a family friend at the time of the attack. The family friend was in the living room with the baby and the dog, and at some point the dog attacked the baby unprovoked. The family friend tried in vain...
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Five Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident in Newburg

Five Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident in Newburg

On March 24, 2017, at approximately 4:15 a.m., officers with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit responded to the 11400 block of Edge Hill Road in Newburg for the report of a single-vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle, which had gone down an embankment and overturned. The vehicle had five occupants, two females and three males. Four of the occupants were flown out to area hospitals, and one occupant was transported by ground to a...
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UPDATE: Names Released in Domestic-Related Quadruple Shooting in Waldorf

UPDATE: Names Released in Domestic-Related Quadruple Shooting in Waldorf

UPDATE 3/23/2017 @ 10:25 a.m.: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have released additional information relating to the domestic-related quadruple shooting that occurred on March 23, 2017. At 8:07 p.m., officers responded to 3305 Westdale Court in Waldorf for multiple calls for the sound of gunshots and a shooting. When officers arrived, they found a woman, 36, outside with multiple gunshot wounds. They received information that the shooter – the woman’s husband – was inside along with their two children. Officers...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, at approximately 9:00 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Radio Station Road and Audie Lane in La Plata for the report of a motor vehicle crash involving a passenger car and an unloaded school bus. A preliminary investigation revealed the bus was traveling north on Radio Station Road and a Mazda was traveling south when the Mazda crossed the center line and struck the bus. Pfc. S. Miller...
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White Plains Man Arrested in Calvert County After Car Chase

White Plains Man Arrested in Calvert County After Car Chase

On Thursday, March 23, 2017 at approximately 12:51 a.m. Deputy Vincent O’Donnell of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office observed a 2009 Dodge Charger in the area of Maryland Route 4 and Dares Beach Road. Deputy O’Donnell identified the driver as Carlton Llewellyn Chase III, 27, of White Plains.  A check of his license revealed he was suspended and revoked.  Deputy O’Donnell attempted to stop the vehicle on Dares Beach Road in the area of Wilson Road.  The vehicle slowed...
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Deputies in Charles County Apprehend Suspect in Attempted Robbery Case

Deputies in Charles County Apprehend Suspect in Attempted Robbery Case

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at approximately 1:20 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Smallwood Village shopping center in Waldorf for the report of an attempted robbery. Investigation showed the suspect approached the victim as she was walking in the parking lot and attempted to grab her purse from her. The victim was able to pull away and run. Officers located the suspect, Dorvay Dante Bell, 36, of Waldorf, and arrested him. He was...
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Maryland DNR Partners with St. Mary’s County and U.S. Navy on Waterfront Property

Maryland DNR Partners with St. Mary’s County and U.S. Navy on Waterfront Property

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that the Board of Public Works unanimously approved the acquisition of 163 acres in St. Mary’s County to provide for the development of both active and passive recreational opportunities, and critically-important water access to the Patuxent River. The property, known as the Snow Hill Farm, will be owned and managed by St. Mary’s County. “This partnership among local, state and national entities translates to an extraordinary opportunity to help develop a...
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Speeding Leads to Cocaine Arrest for Prince Frederick Woman

Speeding Leads to Cocaine Arrest for Prince Frederick Woman

On Friday, March 17, 2017, Deputy T. Mohler of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office assisted Deputy J. Hollinger on a traffic stop at Solomon’s Island Road/Oakland Hall Road for a vehicle speeding over the posted limit. The driver, Taylor White, 24, of Prince Frederick, did not have a valid driver’s license. A search of an item of clothing on the back seat revealed a straw with white powder (Cocaine). White was arrested for Driving without a Required Driver’s License,...
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Lusby Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

Lusby Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

On Monday, March 13, 2017, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Deputy D. Naughton of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Chisolm Trail, in Lusby, that was being operated with an obstructed windshield. He made contact with two (2) occupants, one of which was found to be in possession of six (6) capsules. Tracie Hernandez, 31, of Lusby, was charged with Possession of a Dangerous Nonnarcotic Drug (Vyvanse) and transported to...
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Lusby Woman Charged with Possession of Crack After Traffic Stop

Lusby Woman Charged with Possession of Crack After Traffic Stop

On Monday, March 13, 2017, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Deputy T. Holt of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was speeding in the area of Gunsmoke Trail/Longbow Lane, in Lusby. Deputy S. Moran and his K9 partner arrived on the scene and received a positive alert on the vehicle. The driver, Sandra Goff, 50, of Lusby, was found to be in possession of two (2) glass pipes and a spoon (both with...
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Charles County Man Sentenced to Over Six Years in Prison for Credit Card Fraud

Charles County Man Sentenced to Over Six Years in Prison for Credit Card Fraud

U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Travis Lee, age 31, of La Plata, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, to 75 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for possession of unauthorized access devices and aggravated identity theft, as well as violating his supervised release in a previous credit card fraud case. The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Brian J. Ebert of the United...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Armed Robbery at Waldorf Subway Sandwich Shop

Police in Charles County Investigating Armed Robbery at Waldorf Subway Sandwich Shop

On Friday, March 17, 2017, at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Subway sandwich shop at 2112 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation showed a lone male entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The cashier complied, and the suspect fled. The suspect was dressed in all black with a ski mask, gloves, and a North Face backpack. Anyone with information about this case...
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St. Leonard Woman Arrested for Destruction of Property and Disorderly Conduct

St. Leonard Woman Arrested for Destruction of Property and Disorderly Conduct

On Thursday, March 16, 2017, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Deputy A. Ostazeski of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to Bowie Trail, in Lusby, for the report of a trespassing complaint. He spoke with the victim who advised that Kristin Brady, 27, of St. Leonard, had been living at his residence, until recently, when she was asked to leave. Brady returned and began kicking the doors and windows of the home, including the rear door of the victim’s vehicle,...
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Troopers Receive Advanced Domestic Violence Awareness Training

Troopers Receive Advanced Domestic Violence Awareness Training

Maryland state troopers are beginning advanced domestic violence awareness training today in an effort to increase their understanding of all aspects of a domestic violence investigation and their knowledge of all services available to victims they encounter. Provided by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, the advanced training will be required for all Maryland...
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Blue Crabs Announce 2017 Promotional Schedule

Blue Crabs Announce 2017 Promotional Schedule

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs unveiled the 2017 promotional schedule on Friday, highlighted by seven fireworks extravaganzas, a 10th anniversary giveaway series, and appearances that the whole family will enjoy. The Blue Crabs will open their season on April 20 vs. Long Island with their 10th Anniversary Opening Night presented by Wawa. The Red,...
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Charles County Man Wins $2,000,000 Top Prize on Scratch Off

Charles County Man Wins $2,000,000 Top Prize on Scratch Off

When a local Charles County resident stopped at Lady’s Liquors a couple of weeks ago to purchase a few of his favorite scratch-offs, he never imagined how his life was about to change. He took the instant tickets to his car and scratched them off before leaving. When he realized he matched a number...
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Heroes and Hoops: Local Law Enforcement Joins the Mother Catherine Academy in the Local Heroes Project

Heroes and Hoops: Local Law Enforcement Joins the Mother Catherine Academy in the Local Heroes Project

While on duty, they deal with violent offenders in the jail, they arrest criminals, they investigate accidents and they are always there when the public makes a call for help. However, they also do more than that; they invest in the community they serve. On Sunday, March 19, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office (SMCSO)...
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Letter to the Editor: Celebrate the Legacy of Community Leader and Advocate, Annette Funn

Letter to the Editor: Celebrate the Legacy of Community Leader and Advocate, Annette Funn

The lives and contributions of some people continue to sparkle long after they pass from this world. My friend and colleague, Annette Jones Funn, was just such a person. A model of public service, her legacy will live on, enrich Calvert County, and inspire young and old alike for decades to come. Please join...
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Middle School Students Participate in National Week at the Labs

Middle School Students Participate in National Week at the Labs

More than 75 students of four Charles County middle schools headed to Naval Air Warfare Center — Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) — better known as Pax River — earlier this month to take part in National Week at the Labs activities. Organized by Pax River’s Educational Outreach Office, the program was launched in 2016 as...
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Scratch-off Win Helps Waldorf Man Swing into Spring

Scratch-off Win Helps Waldorf Man Swing into Spring

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Board Approves Billingsley Elementary School for New School Name

Board Approves Billingsley Elementary School for New School Name

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Health Department to Begin Limited Seasonal Perc Testing

Health Department to Begin Limited Seasonal Perc Testing

Due to seasonal groundwater levels, St. Mary’s County Health Department will begin wet season perc testing for lower terrace soil types on or about March 27, 2017.  Perc testing for all other soil types (upland areas) will begin if and when water tables reach normal wet season range. Perc test applications received since April...
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Glen Burnie Man Wins Huge Prize on Last Scratch-off on Roll

Glen Burnie Man Wins Huge Prize on Last Scratch-off on Roll

A Glen Burnie man who purchased the last $10 50x The Cash ticket on the roll is $50,000 richer today. Weeks after his win, Iobal Singh was still smiling when he claimed his prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore! Iobal and his brother were in 7-Eleven #11533 in Glen Burnie when the lucky winner...
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New Way to Plan Your Stay at Maryland State Parks

New Way to Plan Your Stay at Maryland State Parks

The Maryland Park Service’s reservation system is transitioning to a new website — parkreservations.maryland.gov — starting at 9 a.m. April 3, 2017. To allow for a smooth transition, the online reservation system will be unavailable from March 28 to April 2. During that time, existing park reservations will be transferred to the new system. Walk-in...
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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on House Bill 1362

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Upcoming Clinics Offer Free Rabies Vaccinations for Pets

Upcoming Clinics Offer Free Rabies Vaccinations for Pets

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Shred Event Featuring Rain Barrel and Compost Workshops to be Held May 13

Shred Event Featuring Rain Barrel and Compost Workshops to be Held May 13

The Department of Public Works is hosting an environmental outreach event on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Charles County Government Building parking lot (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata). Backyard composting and rain barrel workshops, as well as free document shredding are available. Advance registration for workshops is required....
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Discover Quest World War I Commemoration Highlights Mallows Bay

Discover Quest World War I Commemoration Highlights Mallows Bay

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Navy Modernizes Tomahawk Weapons Control System

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Wednesday’s Pet is CANDY

Wednesday’s Pet is CANDY

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