Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Port Tobacco

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Port Tobacco

On Saturday, July 2, 2022, at approximately 6:20 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Poorhouse Road and Glasgow Lane in Port Tobacco, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with fire and entrapment. Dispatchers advised they received multiple 911 calls reporting a vehicle on fire with subjects trapped. Crews arrived on the scene and reported one vehicle with one victim severely trapped with the fire appearing to be out. Emergency medical personnel pronounced the...
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Two Men Arrested for Shooting of Lexington Park Man

Two Men Arrested for Shooting of Lexington Park Man

UPDATE 7/2/2022: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division has arrested and charged two men with numerous firearms offenses stemming from a shooting that occurred on June 24, 2022 in Lexington Park. Arrested and charged were Daitoine Vincent Payne, age 21, and Joshua Alexander Mason, age 38 both of Lexington Park, in the shooting which injured a 43-year-old man in the area of Exquisite Court in Lexington Park. During the investigation, items of evidence, in conjunction with...
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This Fourth of July, Stay Sober or ‘Be the Make a Plan Driver’ to Protect Yourself and Others on Maryland’s Roadways

This Fourth of July, Stay Sober or ‘Be the Make a Plan Driver’ to Protect Yourself and Others on Maryland’s Roadways

As Marylanders prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) and law enforcement officials are reminding motorists to stay safe and help protect others by designating a sober ride home. At an event Wednesday at the Maryland State Police (MSP) barrack in Howard County, officials offered a warning that the State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort – or SPIDRE – team will be out in force to take impaired...
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Three Transported to Trauma Centers After Single Vehicle Rollover in Avenue

Three Transported to Trauma Centers After Single Vehicle Rollover in Avenue

On Thursday, June 30, 2022, at approximately 8:30 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Oakley Road and Gilberts Lane in Avenue, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with three subjects trapped. Crews arrived on the scene and found a van on its side with all three occupants trapped. 10 volunteer firefighters from Seventh District responded to the scene and extricated all three victims in under 25 minutes. Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 landed...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Burglary and Property Destruction in Waldorf, Over $30,000.00 in Damage and Stolen Property

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Burglary and Property Destruction in Waldorf, Over $30,000.00 in Damage and Stolen Property

On Monday, June 27, 2022, at approximately 1:31 p.m., officers responded to the 10900 block of Sam’s Place in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. Upon arrival, officers learned that the victim returned home to find his residence had been broken in to and vandalized. Walls, furniture, cabinets, fixtures, and personal items were destroyed and covered in paint. Two video game systems were stolen. The approximate loss in stolen items and damage to the residence is over $30,000.00....
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Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Brings Home the Chief A. Marvin Gibbons Award from the MSFA 130th Annual Convention and Parade

Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Brings Home the Chief A. Marvin Gibbons Award from the MSFA 130th Annual Convention and Parade

On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, after two (2) months of prepping the apparatus and aligning personnel to attend, sixty (60) Mechanicsville Volunteers and their families loaded up on the apparatus and made the three hour drive to Ocean City, Maryland. The department participated in the 130th Annual Maryland State Firemen’s Association Parade. Once arriving in Ocean City, members worked diligently to put the final touches on the apparatus and then donned their uniforms. For our efforts, The Department received...
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UPDATE: Former Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Guilty to Driving While Impaired After Crashing Police Cruiser

UPDATE: Former Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Guilty to Driving While Impaired After Crashing Police Cruiser

UPDATE 6/24/2022: Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announces that on June 21, 2022, Jermaine Parvell Mason, 40, of Prince Frederick, entered a guilty plea for the charge of driving while impaired by alcohol as a subsequent offender. The plea was entered before visiting Judge Robert C. Wilcox of the District Court of Maryland. Judge Wilcox scheduled sentencing on July 6, 2022. Mason is facing a maximum sentence of 1 year imprisonment and/or a $500 fine. The incident in...
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Charles County Officers Locate and Arrest Two Suspects After Home Invasion, Assault and Armed Robbery in Bryantown

Charles County Officers Locate and Arrest Two Suspects After Home Invasion, Assault and Armed Robbery in Bryantown

On Friday, June 24, 2022, at approximately 5:05 a.m., officers responded to the 5600 block of Ted Bowling Road in Bryantown for the report of a home invasion. An initial investigation revealed two men forced entry into the residence. Once inside, they threatened the victims with a handgun and demanded cash. The men then left the residence and confronted another victim on the property. During the confrontation, one of the men fired a single round into the air. A...
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UPDATE: Brandywine Man Found Guilty of Murdering Man Near His Parents; Attempted First-Degree Murder of Bystanders 

UPDATE: Brandywine Man Found Guilty of Murdering Man Near His Parents; Attempted First-Degree Murder of Bystanders 

UPDATE 6/20/2022: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Monday, June 13, 2022, a Charles County jury, after a 6-day trial, convicted Richard Eugene Middleton, Jr., 39, of the First-Degree Murder of Kwasi Louard-Clarke, the Attempted First-Degree Murder of Montreal Wade and Tyrone Coleman, Home Invasion, and related charges. On June 15, 2020, officers responded to the 2400 block of Shawnee Lane in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found victim Kwasi...
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Police Investigating Single Motorcycle Collision in Prince Frederick, One Transported to Hospital with Serious Injuries

Police Investigating Single Motorcycle Collision in Prince Frederick, One Transported to Hospital with Serious Injuries

On Monday, June 27, 2022, at approximately 1:10 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Sixes Road and Pasture Place in Prince Frederick, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle with the operator trapped underneath a guardrail. Fire and rescue personnel from Charles, and Calvert County responded to the scene and found a single motorcycle off the roadway with the operator unconscious. A helicopter was requested for the victim, however, all were down...
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VIDEO: La Plata Police Department Investigating Viral Video Showing Officers at Car Wash

VIDEO: La Plata Police Department Investigating Viral Video Showing Officers at Car Wash

The La Plata Police Department released the following statement on Monday, June 27, 2022, following a video showing multiple deputies at a car wash in La Plata. “The La Plata Police Department is examining the facts of a June 26, 2022 video posted on social media at a La Plata car wash which allegedly involves our police officers. Once we have all the facts involving our police officers, the department will issue an official public statement.” The video, which...
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Prince George’s County Police Mourn Loss of Corporal Terry Middleton, a 16-Year PG Veteran

Prince George’s County Police Mourn Loss of Corporal Terry Middleton, a 16-Year PG Veteran

The Prince George’s County Police family is mourning the death of Corporal Terry Middleton. Corporal Middleton passed away late last week at his home. He was off-duty at the time. Corporal Middleton was a 16-year veteran of the agency and was currently assigned to the Bureau of Patrol, Division II Bowie Station. Corporal Middleton was seen as a mentor to the younger officers on his squad and was always ready to offer a helping hand. In addition to serving...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Pilots License Plate Reading Cameras To Solve Crime

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Pilots License Plate Reading Cameras To Solve Crime

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has announced that they will be installing automated license plate reading (ALPR) cameras in strategic areas around the county to solve and prevent crime. The cameras are built by Flock Safety, a public safety technology company that helps neighborhoods, communities, and law enforcement work together to fight crime. Flock Safety ALPR cameras help law enforcement investigate crime by providing objective evidence license plates and vehicle characteristics. To proactively prevent crime from occurring, the cameras...
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Police Investigating Attempted Arson in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

Police Investigating Attempted Arson in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

On Sunday, June 26, 2022, at approximately 1:25 a.m., police and firefighters responded to the 21500 block of Forest Run Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported outside fire. The 911 caller reported someone threw a firebomb at the residence. Firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded and located a small fire near the residence and extinguished the fire in under 5 minutes and returned to service in under 10 minutes. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded...
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Waldorf Man Arrested After Setting His Sisters House On Fire and Stealing Neighbors Vehicle

Waldorf Man Arrested After Setting His Sisters House On Fire and Stealing Neighbors Vehicle

A Waldorf man was arrested yesterday evening for setting his sister’s house on fire after he made an earlier threat to do so and stole a vehicle in hopes of getting away. Just before 10:00 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s deputies requested the Office of the State Fire Marshal to investigate a fire in the 9200 block of Kris Drive. Deputies indicated they had arrested Randall Wayne Crowder Jr., 42, of Waldorf, shortly after he fled his sisters’ house in...
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Safety Urged for Maryland Waterway Users This Holiday Weekend, Enhanced Enforcement to Target Impaired Boaters

Safety Urged for Maryland Waterway Users This Holiday Weekend, Enhanced Enforcement to Target Impaired Boaters

Maryland’s waterways are expected to be crowded this weekend, and officials from federal, state, and local law enforcement and water rescue are working to make sure the fun is not mixed with tragedy. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources joined with the U.S. Coast Guard and Anne Arundel County Fire Department to send this...
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Fireworks and Your Pets – Information and Tips for Staying Safe

Fireworks and Your Pets – Information and Tips for Staying Safe

As the Fourth of July approaches—and because many communities are already experiencing amateur fireworks displays night after night, PETA share the following lifesaving tips. They are especially important as many shelters are operating at limited capacities because of the pandemic and cannot cope with an influx of lost animals. Fireworks are meant to represent...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Address Complaints of Off-Road Vehicles Being Operated Recklessly on Roadways

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Address Complaints of Off-Road Vehicles Being Operated Recklessly on Roadways

In response to numerous citizen complaints regarding off-road vehicles (ATVs & dirt bikes) operating recklessly in the roadways, the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Unit conducted a special enforcement effort on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in Waldorf. Officers were made aware that off-road vehicles were being operated recklessly in the area of St. Thomas...
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Calvert Marine Museum July, 2022 Events!

Calvert Marine Museum July, 2022 Events!

Summer is here, and you’ll find fun for the whole family at the Calvert Marine Museum. Art, educational programs, sharks, concerts and more!  For a complete listing of programs and activities, visit us at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. Wednesday through Friday, the month of July – Wm. B. Tennison Public Cruise 2 p.m. Saturdays* and Sundays, the...
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County Executive Pittman, Arundel Arundel County Department of Health Announce Strategic Plan to Reduce Gun Violence in Anne Arundel County

County Executive Pittman, Arundel Arundel County Department of Health Announce Strategic Plan to Reduce Gun Violence in Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and Anne Arundel County Department of Health announce the release of a strategic plan to reduce gun violence led by the county’s Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT). Using a structured public health approach, the plan identifies data-driven and evidence-based strategies that engage community members, law enforcement, mental and...
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6-Year-Old in Critical Condition After Shooting in Fort Washington, Detectives Seeking Information

6-Year-Old in Critical Condition After Shooting in Fort Washington, Detectives Seeking Information

Fort Washington Division VII investigators are investigating a shooting that occurred Monday evening in Fort Washington. A six-year-old girl and an adult male were struck by the gunfire. On Monday, June 27, 2022, at approximately 8:55 p.m., officers received a 911 call for two gunshot victims who were being driven to a hospital in...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – June 28, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – June 28, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, June 28, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners welcomed the new St. Mary’s Circuit Court Judge, Associate Judge Amy D. Lorenzini. Governor Larry Hogan recently appointed Lorenzini to the...
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Maryland Permanently Preserves 31 Working Farms, More Than 3,600 Acres of Additional Farmland

Maryland Permanently Preserves 31 Working Farms, More Than 3,600 Acres of Additional Farmland

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved 31 new Maryland Agricultural Preservation Foundation (MALPF) easements at their meeting on June 22, 2022. These easements will permanently preserve an additional 3,682 acres of prime farmland in Anne Arundel, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Kent, Montgomery, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico and Worcester...
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SHARKFEST Returns! Saturday, July 9, 2022 at the Calvert Marine Museum

SHARKFEST Returns! Saturday, July 9, 2022 at the Calvert Marine Museum

SHARKFEST returns to the Calvert Marine Museum on Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the ultimate apex predator of the marine world at one of the museum’s most popular events. Regular museum admission applies; CMM members are FREE. Space is limited, advance ticket purchase is recommended. Complimentary museum passes will not be...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – June 14, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – June 14, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, June 14, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners recognized National Nursing Assistants Week and World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with Proclamations. The Commissioners then recognized the retirements of Marc...
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UM Charles Regional Rehabilitation Launches Running Center

UM Charles Regional Rehabilitation Launches Running Center

The University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center has added a running center to its Rehabilitation practice. Running is one of the world’s most popular activities, and the Southern Maryland region is full of 5K and 10K runs that make use of the many scenic roads and trails. The UM Charles Regional Rehabilitation Running...
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Calvert County Government Independence Day Schedule

Calvert County Government Independence Day Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022, in observance of Independence Day. In addition: The Appeal Solid Waste Facility, which includes the landfill and transfer station, and all county customer convenience centers will be closed. The Solomons Septage Receiving Facility will be closed...
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UPDATE: Police Continue Investigation After 18-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Himself in Hollywood, Victim Flown to Trauma Center

UPDATE: Police Continue Investigation After 18-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Himself in Hollywood, Victim Flown to Trauma Center

UPDATE 6/28/2022: On Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 10:46 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 24400 block of Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood, for the reported shooting. Upon arrival, an 18-year-old male victim was located suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim was transported by helicopter...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect and Person of Interest

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect and Person of Interest

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft investigation. On Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 1:40 p.m., the suspect placed three items in her purse at the Optimal Vapor store in Lexington Park and left the establishment without paying. The suspect and other person of...
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Calvert Advanced Life Support Member Takes Charge of D.C. National Guard Medevac Unit

Calvert Advanced Life Support Member Takes Charge of D.C. National Guard Medevac Unit

On Sunday, May 15, 2022, Calvert Advanced Life Support member Robert Schapiro (a Captain in the US Army Reserve) took command of the DC National Guard Unit “D Co 1-224th” a Medevac Unit. Rob has been a paramedic with CALS for the last decade and is a man of many traits. Rob has not...
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Charles County Board of Education Approves Tuition Rate Increase for 2022-2023 School Year

Charles County Board of Education Approves Tuition Rate Increase for 2022-2023 School Year

The Board of Education of Charles County on June 14 approved tuition rates for the 2022-2023 school year that include an increase for students enrolling outside of Charles County, and for non-Maryland residents. For students residing in Maryland but who live outside of Charles County, the cost for the coming school year is $9,720....
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PGPD Seeking Information on Shooting of 14-Year-Old in Riverdale, Police Searching for Two Shooters

PGPD Seeking Information on Shooting of 14-Year-Old in Riverdale, Police Searching for Two Shooters

The Prince George’s County Police Department is urging anyone with information on a shooting Tuesday evening in Riverdale to contact detectives. The victim in this case is a 14-year-old boy who detectives believe was not the intended target. He remains hospitalized with serious injuries but is in stable condition at this time. A reward...
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