Two Flown to Area Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Motorcycle in Leonardtown

Two Flown to Area Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Motorcycle in Leonardtown

On Sunday, October 24, 2021, at approximately 3:13 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Medleys Neck Road and Whirlwind Road in Leonardtown, for the reported head on collision involving a motorcycle. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway with two motorcycle  suffering from serious injuries. Firefighters requested a helicopter for both occupants of the motorcycle. Trooper 7 landed nearby and transported one adult male and one adult female to...
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State’s Attorney Says No Criminal Charges in Fatal Shooting of Leonardtown Teen by Police Office, Case Closed Without Prosecution

State’s Attorney Says No Criminal Charges in Fatal Shooting of Leonardtown Teen by Police Office, Case Closed Without Prosecution

The Office of the State’s Attorney in St. Mary’s County has completed its review of the fatal shooting of Peyton Ham, 16, of Leonardtown, on April 13, 2021, by Maryland State Police Trooper Joseph Azzari. The report states the following: “Based upon our investigation and analysis, we find that the intentional actions of Ham triggered this tragic course of events, and that Trooper Azzari was in reasonable fear for his life considering the facts and circumstances confronting him. Accordingly,...
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UPDATE: Patrol Officers in Charles County Locate Man Threatening to Harm Himself

UPDATE: Patrol Officers in Charles County Locate Man Threatening to Harm Himself

UPDATE: On October 21, 2021, at approximately 2:04 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in Welcome for a person threatening to harm himself. Prior to officers’ arrival, the individual fled the residence in his vehicle, armed with a shotgun. A lookout was broadcast to responding officers. Cpl. B. Saunders located the vehicle on Crain Highway and Theodore Green Boulevard in White Plains. The vehicle abruptly pulled over just prior to Demarr Road. The...
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One Flown to Area Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Accident in Huntingtown

One Flown to Area Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Accident in Huntingtown

On Thursday, October 21, 2021, at approximately 5:28 p.m., First Responders were alerted to the area of Route 4 and Sun Park Lane in Huntingtown, for a motor vehicle collision with injuries. A short time later, the assignment was upgraded to a serious motor vehicle collision with entrapment. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle into a guardrail with one trapped. Firefighters removed the driver side doors of the vehicle and lifted the dash to extricate...
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Two Transported to Trauma Centers After Vehicle Strikes Parked/Unoccupied School Bus in Hollywood

Two Transported to Trauma Centers After Vehicle Strikes Parked/Unoccupied School Bus in Hollywood

On Thursday, October 21, 2021, at approximately 3:25 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Mervell Dean Road and Mosher Lane in Hollywood, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one vehicle overturned and one victim possibly trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and on its roof resting against an unoccupied parked school bus (Bus #7801). Firefighters arrived on the scene and reported two adults and...
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Lusby Man Arrested After Pointing Fake Gun at Victims and Assaulting His Girlfriend in California

Lusby Man Arrested After Pointing Fake Gun at Victims and Assaulting His Girlfriend in California

On Thursday, October 14, 2021, at approximately 7:28 p.m., police responded to the area of 45315 Alton Lane in California, for the reported assault. The 911 caller reported an individual was being held in a vehicle at gunpoint by another individual, the suspect was described as a white male wearing a white t-shirt, dark shorts and a hat. The suspect was then reported to be walking in the area of the Five Guys restaurant towards First Colony Boulevard. Officers...
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Detectives Investigating Burglary of Two Pharmacies in Calvert County, Police Seeking Identity of Suspects

Detectives Investigating Burglary of Two Pharmacies in Calvert County, Police Seeking Identity of Suspects

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating two commercial burglaries of pharmacies that occurred on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, between the hours of 2:45 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. The location of the incidents: Lusby Pharmacy – 11870 HG Trueman Road, Lusby, MD 20657 Lex Pharmacy – 36 S Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 Investigation revealed two unknown subjects forced entry into the businesses in an attempt to steal prescription medications. The suspects were wearing reflective vests,...
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Police Investigating Female Shot in Wildewood, Victim Flown to Area Trauma Center

Police Investigating Female Shot in Wildewood, Victim Flown to Area Trauma Center

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office released the following: “The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation in the area of Beechwood Court in California. This is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.” On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at approximately 11:02 a.m., police and emergency medical personnel responded to the 44000 block of Beechwood Court in California, for the possible shooting. Police arrived on the scene and found a 28-year-old female with a...
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Lexington Park Man Indicted on Multiple Gun Charges

Lexington Park Man Indicted on Multiple Gun Charges

On October 4, 2021, Robert Lee Jupiter III, 39, of Lexington Park, was indicted on five charges in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court. Jupiter is scheduled to appear in court on November 8, 2021, on the following charges: ASSAULT-FIRST DEGREE FIREARM USE/FEL-VIOL CRIME ASSAULT-SEC DEGREE RIFLE/SHOTGUN-POSSESSION W/FELONY CONVICTION ILLEGAL POSS AMMO On September 2, 2021, police responded to MacArthur Blvd. in California, where they made contact with a male victim who told police he was riding his bicycle on...
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Two Flown to Area Trauma Center with Serious Injuries After Mechanicsville Motor Vehicle Collision

Two Flown to Area Trauma Center with Serious Injuries After Mechanicsville Motor Vehicle Collision

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at approximately 3:50 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 28760 Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, for a motor vehicle collision reported serious with entrapment. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway with one victim trapped. A helicopter was requested for two victims with serious injuries. Firefighters from the Mechanicsville and Hughesville Volunteer Fire Departments responded and extricated the trapped victim in approximately 20 minutes....
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Prince Frederick Man Charged with Six Counts of Animal Cruelty After Throwing Kittens in River

Prince Frederick Man Charged with Six Counts of Animal Cruelty After Throwing Kittens in River

On Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at approximately 1:10 p.m., Calvert County Animal Control dispatch received a call in regard to two kittens having been thrown into the river by a white male with a beard in a maroon in color Buick SUV. An Animal Control Officer arrived on scene at approximately 1:25 p.m. and located one small black and white domestic short hair type kitten soaking wet curled up next to the riverbank at the beach. When police attempted...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Attempted Arson with Molotov Cocktail in Waldorf

State Fire Marshal Investigating Attempted Arson with Molotov Cocktail in Waldorf

On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at approximately 11:10 p.m., unknown individual(s) approached a house and threw a Molotov Cocktail, igniting the landscaping near the residence. No injuries or damage was reported. The residence is in the 3800 block of Shiner Court in Waldorf. The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshals Office is investigating. The fire was discovered by the homeowner, the origin of the fire was deemed to be the exterior flower bed in front of the residence,...
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Two Flown to Area Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

Two Flown to Area Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

On Monday, October 18, 2021, at approximately 6:25 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Three Notch Road and Hermanville Road, for a motor vehicle collision reported serious with one victim trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved with one into a utility pole with one occupant trapped. Firefighters from Bay District VFD completed extrication in under 20 minutes. Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 was requested for two victims with...
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UPDATE: Lusby Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Second Degree Assault After Home Invasion and Assault in Lusby

UPDATE: Lusby Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Second Degree Assault After Home Invasion and Assault in Lusby

UPDATE 10/15/2021: Robert Harvey, Calvert County State’s Attorney, announced that Joseph Martin Blankenship, 36, of Lusby, was sentenced on October 15, 2021, to 10 years incarceration for the crime of second degree assault. Blankenship also received a 2-year consecutive sentence for a violation of probation. The sentences, imposed by the Honorable Andrew S. Rappaport, were the maximum available under the law and exceeded the range suggested by the Maryland Sentencing Guidelines. In announcing the sentence State’s Attorney Harvey noted:...
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Police Respond to Multiple Fights at Westlake High School – One Officer Assaulted

Police Respond to Multiple Fights at Westlake High School – One Officer Assaulted

Principal Diane Roberts of Westlake High School released the following statement on Thursday, October 14, 2021. “Dear Parents and Guardians: The first incident occurred after lunch in the hallway, and the 2nd incident occurred after 6th period outside of the school library. Students got into a fight and staff members and administration intervened and broke up the altercations. During the second incident, additional staff arrived to assist in clearing the crowd of students who had gathered. As the halls...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources – Fall Foliage Report for October 21, 2021

Maryland Department of Natural Resources – Fall Foliage Report for October 21, 2021

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources released their fall foliage report. “It’s mid-October here in Maryland and we have something to offer every fall foliage enthusiast. Crossing our state from west to east, you will experience it all — glorious autumn jewel tones decorating the skyline in the west — breathtaking sunrises and local...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy T. Strong Recognized as Deputy of the Quarter

Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy T. Strong Recognized as Deputy of the Quarter

Sheriff Mike Evans and the men and women of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office would like to recognize and congratulate Deputy Sheriff Taylor Strong for receiving the honor of 2021 Deputy of the 3rd Quarter. Deputy T. Strong currently serves our Patrol Bureau. Congratulations Deputy T. Strong and thank you for your service!
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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Onions

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Onions

Contaminated Food Fresh whole red, white, and yellow onions imported from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico and distributed by ProSource Produce LLC and Keeler Family Farms These onions were sold to restaurants and grocery stores throughout the United States. The onions were last imported on August 31, but they may last up to three...
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One Transported to Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

One Transported to Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

On Thursday, October 21, 2021, at approximately 8:25 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Adkins Road in Great Mills, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one subject possibly trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway involved in...
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Detectives Make Quick Arrest After Armed Robbery in North Beach

Detectives Make Quick Arrest After Armed Robbery in North Beach

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, around 4:51 a.m., deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Patrol Bureau responded to the Fastop located at 8834 Chesapeake Avenue in North Beach, MD for the report of armed robbery. Investigation revealed a black male, wearing all black with a mask entered the North Beach Fastop and approached the...
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One Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision in Leonardtown

One Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision in Leonardtown

On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at approximately 7:15 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Point Lookout Road and Hollywood Road in Leonardtown, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one trapped. Crews arrived on the scene and found two vehicles in the roadway in a T-Bone style collision with one victim...
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Lekuarius Clifford Plater Wanted for Escape by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Lekuarius Clifford Plater Wanted for Escape by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Lekuarius Clifford Plater, age 39 of Lexington Park, on a warrant for Second-Degree Escape from the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown. Plater is a black male with brown eyes, 5’ 10” tall, weighing 200 lbs. Anyone with information about...
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Maryland State Police To Participate In National Drug Take Back Day

Maryland State Police To Participate In National Drug Take Back Day

The Maryland State Police, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, are asking citizens to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, set for Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at state police barracks. State police barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in National Drug...
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Deer Muzzleloader Season Set to Open Thursday, October 21, 2021

Deer Muzzleloader Season Set to Open Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season runs from Oct. 21-23 statewide. Hunters in Region B — the state’s central, southern, and eastern regions — can also use muzzleloaders from Oct. 25-30 for antlerless deer only. The popular season typically coincides with pleasant fall weather and...
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Magic Tunnel Car Wash in Prince Frederick Transforms Into Tunnel of Terror This Halloween for a Spooktacular Time!

Magic Tunnel Car Wash in Prince Frederick Transforms Into Tunnel of Terror This Halloween for a Spooktacular Time!

A popular attraction is returning this Halloween. The Magic Tunnel Car Wash located at 410 Solomons Island Rd., Prince Frederick, MD 20678 will transform into a Magic Tunnel of Terror from 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM Thursday, October 28th through Saturday, October 30th, and 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM on Sunday, October 31st. The...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity Theft Suspect at Great Mills Sheetz

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity Theft Suspect at Great Mills Sheetz

On Monday, September 27, 2021 at 10:49 p.m., the suspect left the Sheetz convenience store in Great Mills with several items of merchandise that he did not pay for. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or this incident is asked to call Deputy Casey Hill at 301-475-4200, ext. 78112 or email...
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Two Prince George’s County Men Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for 2017 Killing of Man During Robbery in Southeast Washington

Two Prince George’s County Men Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for 2017 Killing of Man During Robbery in Southeast Washington

Two Maryland men were sentenced today to decades in prison for first-degree felony murder while armed and other charges in the 2017 killing of a man in Southeast Washington, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips and Robert J. Contee III, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). Nyekemia Everett, 36, of Greenbelt, was...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – October 19, 2021

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – October 19, 2021

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown and opened their meeting by presenting  Proclamations in recognition of White Cane Day, Red Ribbon Week – Young Marines, Red Ribbon Week – Health Department and Economic Development Week. The Commissioners then convened...
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Police Recover BB Gun from 14-Year-Old Student at Old Mill High School

Police Recover BB Gun from 14-Year-Old Student at Old Mill High School

On Monday, October 18, 2021, at approximately 1:50 p.m., a student at Old Mill High School notified the administration and the SRO (School Resource Officer) that they may have seen a student armed with a gun a few hours prior. Officers and administration immediately began an investigation and identified the person of interest. A...
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New Southern Maryland Autonomous Research and Technology Building Opens in St. Mary’s County

New Southern Maryland Autonomous Research and Technology Building Opens in St. Mary’s County

A major new academic and research building opened by the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland located at Airport Road in California, will emphasize autonomous systems and robotics innovation in concert with faculty and staff from the University of Maryland. State of Maryland leaders joined University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor Jay A....
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested After Stabbing Boyfriend Multiple Times

Lexington Park Woman Arrested After Stabbing Boyfriend Multiple Times

On Monday, October 18, 2021, at approximately 1:00 a.m., a Deputy from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Ridge Road, in Lexington Park for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival police learned that a male victim had been stabbed multiple times by his girlfriend, who was later identified as Kimberly Renee Freeman, 31,...
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65 Acre Flora Corner Road Property in St. Mary’s County Gets Conservation Protection

65 Acre Flora Corner Road Property in St. Mary’s County Gets Conservation Protection

On October 7, 2021, the Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust acquired a conservation easement on a 65.88-acre property in the Mechanicsville, Md., area owned by Nellie Catherine Kurzmann. The transaction was made possible by funds provided by the Rural Legacy Program of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which will co-hold the easement with...
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