UPDATE: Police Investigating Collision in Waldorf That Leaves PG County Man Dead After Vehicle Strikes Utility Pole and Unoccupied Police Cruiser

UPDATE: Police Investigating Collision in Waldorf That Leaves PG County Man Dead After Vehicle Strikes Utility Pole and Unoccupied Police Cruiser

UPDATE: On Sunday, February 28, 2021, at 2:40 a.m., officers responded to the 2100 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a Ford F-350 was traveling northbound on Crain Highway when for unknown reasons the truck left the roadway, went over a curb and struck a light pole, signs, and a marked police car which was parked and unoccupied in a nearby parking lot of...
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UPDATE: Subject Found Safe and Unharmed – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Missing 81-Year-Old Robert Merkle

UPDATE: Subject Found Safe and Unharmed – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Missing 81-Year-Old Robert Merkle

UPDATE: Mr. Merkle has been located safely. Thank you all for the assistance. The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking assistance in locating missing person Robert Merkle, 81. Merkle was last seen wearing blue pants, blue jacket and gray hat with “602” on it, operating a white 2016 GMC Sierra Truck with a cap on it, bearing Maryland Registration Plate “6AP7723” Last seen on Saturday, February 27, 2021, in the St Leonard area at 6:30 p.m. Please contact...
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Charles County Officers Arrest Suspect Armed with Firearm After Domestic-Related Assault in Brandywine

Charles County Officers Arrest Suspect Armed with Firearm After Domestic-Related Assault in Brandywine

On Friday, February 26 at 12:23 a.m., officers responded to a house on Malcolm Road in Brandywine for the report of an assault involving a firearm. When officers arrived, they were informed the suspect was inside the house with two young children and armed with a gun. Moments earlier, the suspect had been involved in an argument with the victim and attempted to assault her. Two other adults in the house intervened at which time the suspect grabbed a...
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UPDATE: Detectives Arrest and Charge 24-Year-Old Rockville Man with Shooting and Killing Security Guard During Carjacking

UPDATE: Detectives Arrest and Charge 24-Year-Old Rockville Man with Shooting and Killing Security Guard During Carjacking

UPDATE – 2/25/2021: The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit identified and arrested the suspect wanted for the fatal shooting of a security guard in the town of Riverdale Park. The suspect is 24-year-old Desmond Mbah of the 11000 block of Blanding Court in Bowie. He’s charged with fatally shooting 23-year-old Riyadh Al Janabi of Rockville. On February 11, 2021, at approximately 8:10 pm, officers with Riverdale Park Police and the PGPD responded to the report of a...
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LIVE VIDEO: Charles County Parks and Recreation Excited to Announce Bald Eagles Chandler and Hope Lay Eggs

LIVE VIDEO: Charles County Parks and Recreation Excited to Announce Bald Eagles Chandler and Hope Lay Eggs

The Charles County Parks and Recreation are excited to share that the Port Tobacco Eagle Cam show two eggs in their nest! – Who are these eagles? Chandler and Hope – Where is this nest located? In the Port Tobacco River Park in Port Tobacco, MD – Has this nest been successful before? Yes, it has successfully fledged two eaglets for the last three years. The Port Tobacco River Park Bald Eagle Nest is a wild eagle nest. Please...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Owner of Horse Struck and Killed in Sunderland Motor Vehicle Collision

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Owner of Horse Struck and Killed in Sunderland Motor Vehicle Collision

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at approximately 7:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Southern Maryland Boulevard and Bright Lane in Sunderland, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a horse. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle and horse in the roadway. Firefighters pronounced the horse deceased on the scene, and reported one adult female, and one pediatric patient to be evaluated for injuries. The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office released...
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UPDATE: Two Arrested On Gun Charges During “Make Waldorf Great Again,” Crime Suppression Initiative

UPDATE: Two Arrested On Gun Charges During “Make Waldorf Great Again,” Crime Suppression Initiative

A cooperative traffic safety and crime suppression initiative nicknamed “Make Waldorf Great Again,” by the Maryland State Police had law enforcement officers from multiple departments in the Waldorf area of Charles County on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, resulted in two arrests on handgun charges and the issuance of more than 200 traffic citations and warnings. Troopers, deputies and officers teamed up for focused enforcement throughout the Waldorf area. During the initiative, police issued 57 traffic citations, 185 warnings and...
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SOMD Blue Crabs’ Regency Furniture Stadium To Become Mass Vaccination Site

SOMD Blue Crabs’ Regency Furniture Stadium To Become Mass Vaccination Site

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced today the opening of a FEMA-supported mass vaccination site at Regency Furniture Stadium. The site will open no later than March 11, and thousands of COVID-19 vaccinations will be administered seven days a week. Since the onset of COVID-19, the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs have done everything possible to serve as an outlet of assistance to their community and are honored to continue to do so by serving as a site that will save...
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VIDEO: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Vandalism Suspects at Chaptico Park

VIDEO: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Vandalism Suspects at Chaptico Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the persons shown in a vandalism investigation. On Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 between 5-5:30 pm, the suspects illegally entered Chaptico Park by removing a section of the split-rail fence and rode on the BMX bicycle track causing damage to it. Anyone with information about the identities of the suspects or this incident is asked to call Deputy Shawn Shelko at 301-475-4200, ext. 78147 or email shawn.shelko@stmarysmd.com. Case # 8702-21...
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Detectives in Charles County Conducting Death Investigation

Detectives in Charles County Conducting Death Investigation

On February 21, 2021, at 10:46 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a wooded area in the 3300 block of Plaza Way in Waldorf for the report of an unconscious person in a small body of water. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male who was deceased; there were no obvious signs of trauma. The body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy. Anyone with additional information...
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VIDEO: Suspected Impaired Driver Sends Two to Trauma Center After Three Vehicle Collision in Hollywood

VIDEO: Suspected Impaired Driver Sends Two to Trauma Center After Three Vehicle Collision in Hollywood

On Sunday, February 21, 2021, at approximately 6:35 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Three Notch Road and Hollywood Road in Hollywood, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find three vehicles involved with two of the vehicles off the roadway. Firefighters advised two adults and one child were located in the SUV. One occupant was a pregnant woman who reportedly had head injuries. Ambulance 797 from...
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Bailey Family Loses 20 Beloved Vehicles After Large Fire in Bushwood, State Fire Marshal Investigating Cause

Bailey Family Loses 20 Beloved Vehicles After Large Fire in Bushwood, State Fire Marshal Investigating Cause

Luckily no injuries were reported in this incident, however, the community, family and friends are deeply saddened of the loss of approximately 20 beloved vehicles that belonged to William Edward “Eddie” Bailey in a fire on Friday, February 19, 2021 in Bushwood. One family member, Rick Mattingly, released the following on Facebook. “When my grandfather passed away, I didn’t make a post. I saw all the love and outpouring from everyone in the community and decided there was nothing...
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Police Searching for Third Suspect After Making Two Arrests Following Multiple Robberies in Calvert

Police Searching for Third Suspect After Making Two Arrests Following Multiple Robberies in Calvert

State police search for a female suspect while two others have been arrested and charged in connection with two recent Calvert County robberies. The two suspects arrested are identified as John Francis Dorsey, 68, of Lexington Park and Ricky Ricardo Buck, 32, of Lusby. After consultation with the Calvert County State’s Attorney, both were charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery. They were transported to the Calvert County Detention Center to await an appearance before the Calvert...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating One Shot at A&E Motel in Lexington Park

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating One Shot at A&E Motel in Lexington Park

UPDATE: On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at approximately 3:36 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21600 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported assault with injury. Contact was made with the victim who advised two individuals knocked on the door, demanding entry. The victim opened the door, at which time a physical confrontation ensued, and one of the suspects brandished a firearm and shot the victim. The victim was...
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Mechanicsville Felon Arrested After Commiting Drive-By Shooting, and Hours Long Barricade Situation

Mechanicsville Felon Arrested After Commiting Drive-By Shooting, and Hours Long Barricade Situation

On February 16, 2021, at approximately 3:26 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 28100 block of Mechanicsville Road in Mechanicsville, for the report of gunshots. Investigation determined an individual fired multiple rounds from a vehicle and fled the scene. Officers in the area located numerous shell casings. The name of a possible suspect and vehicle description were obtained, and the vehicle was later located by deputies at a residence in the 27000 block...
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Prince George’s County Felon Facing Federal Charge After Firing a Weapon at Security Guards at a U.S. Secret Service Facility in Beltsville

Prince George’s County Felon Facing Federal Charge After Firing a Weapon at Security Guards at a U.S. Secret Service Facility in Beltsville

A federal criminal complaint was filed late this afternoon charging Jeremiah Peter Watson, age 22, of Hyattsville, Maryland, with being a felon in possession of a firearm. The criminal complaint was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Jonathan F. Lenzner and Acting Chief of Police Gregory T. Monahan of...
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Maryland State Police Investigating String of Commercial Burglaries in Leonardtown, Seeking Any Security Footage of Downtown Leonardtown Area

Maryland State Police Investigating String of Commercial Burglaries in Leonardtown, Seeking Any Security Footage of Downtown Leonardtown Area

The Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack is investigating a string of commercial burglaries that occurred in downtown Leonardtown on Saturday, February 27, 2021 between the hours of 1:00 a.m., and 2:00 a.m. Anyone living in the area of Fenwick Street, Washington Street, Lawrence Avenue, or Duke Street that may have security camera systems or...
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One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Golf Cart Overturns in Bushwood

One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Golf Cart Overturns in Bushwood

On Saturday, February 27, 2021, at approximately 9:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 36668 Owens Drive in Bushwood, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one vehicle overturned. Crews arrived on the scene to find a golf cart had overturned and ejected the operator, and confirmed no...
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Maryland State Police, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, and Other Law Enforcement Agencies Conduct Crime Suppression Initiative

Maryland State Police, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, and Other Law Enforcement Agencies Conduct Crime Suppression Initiative

Maryland State Police, along with multiple allied law enforcement agencies, conducted a joint crime suppression initiative on Thursday in the Lexington Park and Great Mills area of St. Mary’s County. The collaboration between the Maryland State Police and local allied agencies led to the following results: 58 traffic stops 32 citations 53 warnings 5...
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VIDEO: Volunteer Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire in Hollywood, No Injuries Reported

VIDEO: Volunteer Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire in Hollywood, No Injuries Reported

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at approximately 6:05 p.m., Engine 72 staffed with four personnel responded to 25224 Three Notch Road in Hollywood, for the reported vehicle on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a pickup truck with fire showing with extensions to the area. Tanker 74 was requested for additional water....
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Eleven Heritage Organizations Named as Grant Recipients of the Newly Renamed “Miller History Fund”

Eleven Heritage Organizations Named as Grant Recipients of the Newly Renamed “Miller History Fund”

The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) is pleased to announce the renaming of its popular Pathways Grant Program, as well as the 2021 new class of 11 award winners. The program will be named the “Thomas V. ‘Mike’ Miller, Jr. History Fund,” in honor of the late Senate President Emeritus who sponsored...
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Charles County Board of Education Approves April 19, 2021 Phase 4 Start; Phase 2 Begins March 22, 2021

Charles County Board of Education Approves April 19, 2021 Phase 4 Start; Phase 2 Begins March 22, 2021

The Board of Education of Charles County in a unanimous vote at its February 22, 2021, work session approved an April 19, 2021, Phase 4 start date for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students. The Board voted on a recommendation from Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Hill for CCPS to move forward with its reopening...
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Homeschool Week at the Calvert Marine Museum, March 15, to March 19

Homeschool Week at the Calvert Marine Museum, March 15, to March 19

The Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) is a wonderful classroom away from home for homeschool families. This year, in lieu of its annual Homeschool Day event, CMM is extending programs to last an entire week! During the week of March 15 – 19, students can discover paleontology, marine biology, and maritime history in a unique...
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UM Charles Regional Welcomes New Chief of Staff Dr. Ivelisse Michel

UM Charles Regional Welcomes New Chief of Staff Dr. Ivelisse Michel

University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center (UM CRMC) is pleased to appoint Dr. Ivelisse Michel as Chief of Staff for the hospital. Dr. Michel has more than a decade of experience providing inpatient care to patients at UM Charles Regional. During this time she has served on multiple committees, including as chairperson for...
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Launch of New DEA Community Strategy Targeting Overdose Issue Across D.C., Maryland and Virginia

Launch of New DEA Community Strategy Targeting Overdose Issue Across D.C., Maryland and Virginia

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has launched a new comprehensive law enforcement and prevention initiative through the DEA Washington Division, aimed at reducing drug use, abuse, and overdose deaths. “Operation Engage” allows participating field divisions to focus on the biggest drug threat and resulting violence in their respective geographic areas. The initiative...
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Southern Maryland Workforce Development Board Releases WIOA Integrated Plan for Public Comment

Southern Maryland Workforce Development Board Releases WIOA Integrated Plan for Public Comment

The Southern Maryland Workforce Development Board, a division of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland (TCCSMD), has posted its updated WIOA Integrated plan for public comment through March 31, 2021. It can be accessed at https://tccsmd.org/wioa-integrated-plan/. Send comments to malaw528@aol.com. Background: The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law on July 22, 2014...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Virginia Man Killed in Prince George’s County Motor Vehicle Collision

Maryland State Police Investigating Virginia Man Killed in Prince George’s County Motor Vehicle Collision

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at approximately 12:40 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack responded to the outer loop of Interstate-495 at Route 450 for a motor vehicle crash. According to a preliminary investigation, a male pedestrian was running from the right shoulder across the highway to the left shoulder...
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Support Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department While Shopping on Amazon with AmazonSmile

Support Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department While Shopping on Amazon with AmazonSmile

Do you shop on Amazon? Are you a member of Amazon Prime? Do you want to support Hollywood VFD? Here is your chance. The Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department is excited to have teamed up with Amazon, and are now a part of their AmazonSmile program. Each time you make a purchase using AmazonSmile, a...
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‘Scratchin’ Momma’ Reveals Sweet $50,000 Win in Prince George’s County

‘Scratchin’ Momma’ Reveals Sweet $50,000 Win in Prince George’s County

A 67-year-old Prince George’s County woman is celebrating today after claiming a $50,000 prize on her 50X The Cash scratch-off. The instant ticket fan, who has a heart of gold, almost missed out on her big win.“Scratchin’ Momma,” a name chosen for publicity purposes, recalls purchasing the $10 50X The Cash game in January. She often goes to...
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NAS Patuxent River Adjusts Base Entry Procedure to Stop-and Proceed at Gates

NAS Patuxent River Adjusts Base Entry Procedure to Stop-and Proceed at Gates

Naval Air Station Patuxent River will adjust its base entry procedures in February 2021 to institute “stop-and-proceed” entry for vehicles coming on to all of its fence lines. The new procedures will require vehicles to stop at a designated point several feet before the gate until directed forward by gate sentries, and will be...
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Eleven Patients Treated for CO Poisoning Following Residential Church Service in Adelphi

Eleven Patients Treated for CO Poisoning Following Residential Church Service in Adelphi

On Sunday, February 21, at approximately 12:09 a.m., units from Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department and Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service were dispatched to a house in the 2700 block of Hughes Road in a residential area of Adelphi for a report of multiple unconscious people. Upon arrival, crews located two buildings which...
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Calvert County Congratulates New and Expanded Businesses

Calvert County Congratulates New and Expanded Businesses

Calvert County is committed to fostering a dynamic and competitive business climate to ensure economic growth and sustainability. New businesses are a sign that the Calvert County economy continues to thrive. These new businesses help stimulate the economy and provide employment opportunities for local residents. The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners and the...
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