Police Arrest Burglar at Toys-R-Us in Waldorf

Police Arrest Burglar at Toys-R-Us in Waldorf

On Friday, July 22, 2016 at approximately 1:50 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Toys-R-Us in Waldorf for the report of an intrusion alarm. When the first officer arrived, he observed the front door was open. While inside checking, the officer observed the suspect, who was not wearing a shirt but had on gloves and pants, hiding behind a shelf in the rear of the store. The suspect fled out of the back doors and...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Motorcycle Crash That Killed Bryans Road Man

Police in Charles County Investigating Motorcycle Crash That Killed Bryans Road Man

On Thursday, July 21, 2016, at approximately 11:50 p.m., officers  from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Matthews Road at Marshall Hall Road in Bryans Road for the report of a motorcycle crash. A preliminary investigation showed Adam Harley Rogers, 32, of Indian Head, was operating a 2012 Yamaha motorcycle on Matthews Road when he struck a curb and crashed. He was initially unconscious but regained consciousness shortly after the crash. While preparations for transport via...
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Huntingtown Woman Killed in Head On Collision

Huntingtown Woman Killed in Head On Collision

On Friday, July 22, 2016, at approximately 4:00 p.m. the Calvert Control Center received a 911 call stating that a red Dodge truck was being operated in an erratic manner. It was alleged the truck had struck a mailbox on Birch Drive. The caller advised at 4:03 p.m., the truck was travelling westbound on Dares Beach Road and passed a vehicle on the double yellow line approaching Terrace Drive. At 4:04 p.m., the caller advised the truck had crossed...
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Suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer Indicted by Grand Jury

Suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer Indicted by Grand Jury

A suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer was indicted by a grand jury today. Police Officer First Class James Sims faces two counts of misconduct in office and four counts of visual surveillance with prurient intent. He’s accused of taking inappropriate pictures of women while on-duty during traffic stops and while off-duty. The investigation into Sims is ongoing. Additional charges are possible.  On June 1, 2016, a citizen filed a complaint against Sims alleging the officer took inappropriate photos of...
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UPDATE: Calvert Library in Prince Frederick Pronounced all Clear of Bed Bugs

UPDATE: Calvert Library in Prince Frederick Pronounced all Clear of Bed Bugs

UPDATE 7/21/2016 @ 8:00 p.m.: Thursday, July 21, Marvin Anani (human) and Dr. Angelica Spotson (a Russell Terrier mix known as “Angel” who is an expert bed bug sniffer) gave Calvert Library the all-clear after a thorough search. According to Superior Bed Bug Solutions company website, Angel was “trained using scent vials that developed her abilities to pinpoint live bed bugs and viable bed bug eggs. She trained alongside police, arson and bomb squad dogs to distinguish between odors and...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Charge Second Suspect in Murder Case

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Charge Second Suspect in Murder Case

On July 20, detectives assigned to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division arrested Angel Miguel Santana, 26, of Waldorf, in connection with the murder of Thomas Tibbs, 19, who was shot and killed during an altercation on March 23 in the 2500 block of Gittings Court in Waldorf. Detectives arrested another suspect, Rashaad Jovonni Brawner, 21, back in March. Santana and Brawner are charged with second-degree murder, attempted murder, and first-degree assault. Both suspects were also charged...
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North Beach Drug Dealer Sentenced to 9 Years for Distributing Heroin/Fentanyl

North Beach Drug Dealer Sentenced to 9 Years for Distributing Heroin/Fentanyl

On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Edward Dewy Viens, 30, of North Beach, Maryland, to 108 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. Judge Grimm also ordered Viens to forfeit $1,302, seized during the investigation. The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Assistant Special Agent in Charge Don...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Body Found in Woods

Police in Charles County Investigating Body Found in Woods

On Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 3:00 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3300 block of Western Parkway in Waldorf after a citizen called about a found body. Officers arrived and located the badly decomposed body, which appeared to be that of an adult female, about 50 yards in a wooded area. There were no obvious signs of foul play. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore will perform an autopsy to...
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Hughesville Man Charged with Assault, Burglary, Trespassing and Destruction of Property

Hughesville Man Charged with Assault, Burglary, Trespassing and Destruction of Property

On Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 11:25 am, Trooper Geyer from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the 29000 block of Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville for a reported assault. Investigation revealed that Orlanda Mohammed Hawkins, 39, of Hughesville had punched open two apartment doors and entered the apartments. He then began punching a female victim and attempting to strangle her. The victim pushed Mr. Hawkins, causing him to fall down the stairs. Mr. Hawkins was placed...
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St. Mary’s County Deputies Arrest Suspicious Man with Handgun and Mask at Lexington Lounge

St. Mary’s County Deputies Arrest Suspicious Man with Handgun and Mask at Lexington Lounge

On July 17, 2016, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office units, Deputy J. Lacey, Deputy J. Bare, Deputy D. Potter, Deputy B. Foor, and Sgt. H. Young, responded to the Lexington Lounge located at 21736 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, the officers were told the suspect was hiding in the wood line near the Lexington Lounge. Officers located the suspect, who was later identified as Jonathan Mclain Barnes, 24, of...
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North Beach Man Found Passed Out Behind the Wheel Arrested for Possession of Heroin

North Beach Man Found Passed Out Behind the Wheel Arrested for Possession of Heroin

On Wednesday, July 12, 2016, at approximately 2:35 am, Trooper First Class Matthews from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded to the 1800 block of Foggy Bottom Court in Sunderland for a suspicious vehicle compliant. Police arrived on scene and found Benjamin P. Mooradian, 27 of North Beach, unconscious in the front driver’s seat of a running vehicle. After waking Mooradian, he was arrested for possession of heroin that was observed in the front seat of his vehicle....
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Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Shoplifting at California Walmart

Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Shoplifting at California Walmart

On Friday, June 24, 2016 at 6:14 am, Trooper First Class Ruth from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the Walmart in California, for a reported theft. TFC Ruth contacted the manager, who advised that Eric Stephen Peterson Jr., 25, of Prince Frederick, was concealing miscellaneous items from the Electronics Department into a plastic Wal-Mart bag. Peterson was placed under arrest for Theft Less Than $1000 and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, and was...
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State Police Investigating Home Invasion in Owings – Handguns Stolen

State Police Investigating Home Invasion in Owings – Handguns Stolen

On Saturday, July 16, 2016, at approximately 1:10 am, Trooper First Class Warrick from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded to the 9200 block of Easy Street in Owings for a reported home invasion with assault. TFC Warrick made contact with the victim who had a deep laceration above his eye and blood coming from his ear and head. The victim reported two or three black males kicked in the rear door of the residence and awoke him...
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Results of Increased Police Presence at Myrtle Point Park

Results of Increased Police Presence at Myrtle Point Park

On Friday, July 8, 2016, between the hours of 3 p.m. and 1 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted an operation at Myrtle Point Park, 24054 Patuxent Boulevard, in California. These proactive actions were in response to reports of criminal activity at the park and violations of park guidelines, received through the St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks. Deputies observed numerous violations and the following individuals were issued citations during the operation: Ryan Alexander Walls,...
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UPDATE: Coast Guard Suspends its Search for Missing Boater in Potomac River

UPDATE: Coast Guard Suspends its Search for Missing Boater in Potomac River

UPDATE 7/18/2016: The Coast Guard suspended its search for the missing boater in the upper Potomac River near Mount Vernon, Virginia, at noon today. The boater has been identified by authorities as Bniamin A. Rastkheez, 31 of Falls Church, VA. Rastkheez jumped in the water to retrieve a fishing pole and began to struggle, boaters threw him a vest and line, but he was unable reach them. 7/17/2016: The Coast Guard and local partner agencies are searching for a missing boater in...
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Outdoor Pools Hours in Charles County Extended Over Weekend Due to Extreme Heat

Outdoor Pools Hours in Charles County Extended Over Weekend Due to Extreme Heat

Due to the expected extreme heat this weekend, the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism is extending the outdoor pool hours on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 to 8 p.m. Cool off this weekend and make a splash in a Charles County pool. Outdoor pools: Thomas Stone High School (3785 Leonardtown Road,...
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Introductory Meetings Kick Off Calvert County Comprehensive Plan Update Process

Introductory Meetings Kick Off Calvert County Comprehensive Plan Update Process

The Calvert County Department of Community Planning and Building is hosting informational meetings to introduce the two-year process of updating the county’s Comprehensive Plan and rewriting the Zoning Ordinance. This is the first of many upcoming chances for residents to offer their vision for the county’s future, from transportation, economic development and public safety...
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Charles County Named one of the Nation’s Most Digitally Advanced Counties

Charles County Named one of the Nation’s Most Digitally Advanced Counties

The County Commissioners are pleased to announce that the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) have selected Charles County as one of the nation’s most digitally advanced county in the 150,000 – 249,999 population category, placing second.  This is the Department of Fiscal and Administrative Services’ Information Technology...
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Happy Retiree Claims $100,000 Scratch-off Top Prize

Happy Retiree Claims $100,000 Scratch-off Top Prize

A Clinton retiree is counting his lucky stars and his lucky dollars after winning the $100,000 top prize on a $100,000 Gold Rush scratch-off. The 68-year-old decided to purchase his lucky ticket at his local Lottery retailer, Tucker’s Liquors, after seeing the number 243 on the serial number for a previous Gold Rush instant ticket...
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Charles County Hosts Bassmaster Elite Series on Aug. 11-14

Charles County Hosts Bassmaster Elite Series on Aug. 11-14

Mark your calendars for the Bassmaster Elite at Potomac River presented by Econo Lodge from Thursday, Aug. 11 to Sunday, Aug. 14. The event will include the Bassmaster Expo and Discover Quest Festival. Event schedule: Bassmaster Elite (Thursday, Aug. 11- Sunday, Aug. 14) Smallwood State Park (2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbury)  Tournament Begins: 6:15...
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Charles County Real Estate Agent Sold on Bonus Match 5 Game

Charles County Real Estate Agent Sold on Bonus Match 5 Game

The old saying that haste makes waste doesn’t apply to the lucky Waldorf man who just claimed the $50,000 top prize in the Bonus Match 5 game. The Charles County resident visited Kellers Market in Prince George’s County on Saturday afternoon and bought a Bonus Match 5 ticket for that night’s drawing. The 64-year-old...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Coconut

Wednesday’s Pet is Coconut

Wednesday’s Pet for 7/20/16 is Coconut Featured Pet: Coconut Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Poodle Sex: Male Size: Small (15 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $295.00 See Procedures on Rescue’s site HERE Coconut is a gorgeous 10-year-old Poodle. Sweet as pie, quiet as a mouse. This...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Announces 33rd Annual National Night Out Celebration

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Announces 33rd Annual National Night Out Celebration

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce that on Tuesday, August 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. neighborhoods across St. Mary’s County can join in the celebration of National Night Out. “You don’t have to have a lot of money (if any) to organize a National Night Out celebration in...
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MetCom Receives $945,000 Grant from MDE

MetCom Receives $945,000 Grant from MDE

The St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission (MetCom), has been awarded a grant from the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to upgrade its methane gas co-generation system at the Marlay-Taylor Treatment Facility. The $945,000 grant will be used for engineering design, construction and start-up services related to the upgrade. According to David Elberti, MetCom...
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Judge K. Christy Holt Chesser Named District Administrative Judge for Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties

Judge K. Christy Holt Chesser Named District Administrative Judge for Calvert, Charles, and  St. Mary’s Counties

The District Court of Maryland has named St. Mary’s County District Judge K. Christy Holt Chesser as the new administrative judge for District 4, which includes Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties. District Court of Maryland Chief Judge John P. Morrissey, in consultation with Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera, appointed...
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The Calvert Health Department will offer Free Vaccination Clinics

The Calvert Health Department will offer Free Vaccination Clinics

The Calvert Health Department will offer FREE vaccination clinics for kindergartners and first- and second-graders who are now required to have two doses of chicken pox vaccine, and for seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders who are now required to have one dose of Tdap and meningitis vaccine for the 2016 school year. There will be...
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Police Employee Captures Most-Wanted Scratch-off Prize

Police Employee Captures Most-Wanted Scratch-off Prize

A police department employee who plays Maryland Lottery scratch-offs from time to time just captured the most-wanted scratch-off in the Fruit Explosion game – the one carrying a $30,000 top prize! The Anne Arundel County resident is sure glad she followed her mother’s suggestion to play scratch-offs at Severn Liquor Discount Mart in Glen Burnie....
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Calvert County Residents Are Urged to Prepare for Weekend Temperature Spike

Calvert County Residents Are Urged to Prepare for Weekend Temperature Spike

Outdoor temperatures are expected to spike this weekend, and the Calvert County Department of Public Safety reminds residents there are several places in the county offering respite from heat. The county’s community centers are open during regular hours and safe drinking water is available in each of them. Residents who need to take refuge...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Two Separate Fatal Crashes

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Two Separate Fatal Crashes

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash in District Heights last Thursday. The victim is 21-year-old Marcus Hayes Jr. of Shady Glen Drive in District Heights. On July 14th at about 2:45 pm, patrol officers were called to the intersection of Marlboro Pike at Boones Lane for a crash. The...
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Volunteers Donate $100,000 to Calvert Memorial Hospital

Volunteers Donate $100,000 to Calvert Memorial Hospital

The Calvert Health System recently celebrated their volunteers at the hospital’s annual appreciation lunch. One hundred and eighty-six volunteers were recognized for 21,862 donated hours, a fiscal savings to the hospital of more than a quarter of a million dollars, based on a $15 wage. In addition, volunteers presented a check to the Calvert...
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It’s A Space Thing – Give Bicyclists at Least Three Feet When Passing

It’s A Space Thing – Give Bicyclists at Least Three Feet When Passing

With Artscape’s theme as “Explore the Space Around You,” the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) reminds visitors that bicycle safety relies upon space – at least three feet when passing, to be exact. If you are planning to visit Artscape in Baltimore this weekend, be sure to stop by the “We’re...
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High school students dig into history with archaeology internship

High school students dig into history with archaeology internship

For five days of work, two high school students could earn money helping out on a project related to the history of Charles County and a native son who was the inspiration for the title character of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe. For rising high school seniors Chadeya Miller of Maurice J....
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