3-Year-Old Flown to Trauma Center After Being Struck and Dragged by Vehicle in La Plata

3-Year-Old Flown to Trauma Center After Being Struck and Dragged by Vehicle in La Plata

On Sunday, September 15, 2019, at approximately 6:45 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Highland Farm Court in La Plata, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. Dispatch advised they were pre-launching a helicopter for the victim. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle in the roadway. Medics on the scene reported the child was dragged underneath the vehicle approximately 5 feet after being struck. Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 2 landed...
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Sobriety Checkpoint to be Held in Charles County on Saturday, September 21

Sobriety Checkpoint to be Held in Charles County on Saturday, September 21

The Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack in partnership with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, September 21, 2019, in Charles County. Motorists are encouraged to appoint a designated driver or use public or other alternative transportation if you are planning on consuming alcohol. There is zero-tolerance for driving while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. This effort is designed to educate the public and make our...
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Police Investigating Hit and Run that Killed 29-Year-Old Waldorf Man

Police Investigating Hit and Run that Killed 29-Year-Old Waldorf Man

On September 17 at 1:52 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to Piney Church Road at Poston Drive in Waldorf for the report of a man lying on the side of the street. When officers arrived, they discovered the man was deceased and had apparently been struck by a vehicle. A preliminary investigation showed the victim was walking on Piney Church Road when he was struck by an unknown type car. The driver fled the scene....
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UPDATE: Troopers Continue Investigation Into Reported Shooting In St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: Troopers Continue Investigation Into Reported Shooting In St. Mary’s County

State troopers from the Criminal Enforcement Division at Leonardtown Barrack are actively investigating a reported shooting in St. Mary’s County. The victim is not being identified at this time. Investigators do not believe this is a random act of violence. At approximately 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, September 15, 2019 police responded to the area of Fox Chase Apartments in Great Mills, Maryland for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers learned an adult male victim was struck by...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Crash in Loveville That Sends Two Patients to Trauma Centers

UPDATE: Police Investigating Crash in Loveville That Sends Two Patients to Trauma Centers

On September 14, 2019, at approximately 2:29 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 28400 block of Point Lookout Road, in the area of Loveville Road, in Loveville, for the reported motor vehicle collision. Deputies arrived on scene and located two vehicles involved in the collision, with one of the operators trapped in the vehicle. Members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation....
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Announce Winners of 2019 Photo Contest

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Announce Winners of 2019 Photo Contest

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the winners of the 2019 Natural Resources Photo Contest, with the grand prize going to David Illig of Gambrills for his stunning close-up shot of an eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly. This year’s grand prize package includes $500, a Maryland State Parks Passport, a five-year subscription to Maryland Natural Resource magazine, and five copies of the 2020 calendar with the winning image displayed on the cover. About 2,500 photos were submitted by more than 500...
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Co-Defendants Sentenced for First-Degree Assault After Brutal Attack on Victim in Waldorf

Co-Defendants Sentenced for First-Degree Assault After Brutal Attack on Victim in Waldorf

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Emanuel Malik Anthony Nugent, 22 of Waldorf, to 25 years with all but 18 years suspended to be served at the Division of Corrections for the First-Degree Assault of Timothy Dalton. After Nugent’s sentencing, Judge Bragunier sentenced co-defendant Catrell Beshaun Yates, 27 of Waldorf, to 25 years with all but 13 years suspended to be served...
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Leonardtown Man Arrested for Rape and Sexual Assault of 8-Year-Old Girl

Leonardtown Man Arrested for Rape and Sexual Assault of 8-Year-Old Girl

On September 11, 2019, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, along with investigators from Child Protective Services (CPS), began an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse involving an eight-year-old victim and an adult male. During an interview the child (who was seven-years-old at the time), gave police detailed information about the sexual assaults and how Estevez would masturbate in her presence. During the investigation Estevez denied the allegations of sexual abuse, but said it...
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Driver Crashes SUV After Running from Police in Lexington Park and Flees the Scene on Foot with Two-Year-Old Child

Driver Crashes SUV After Running from Police in Lexington Park and Flees the Scene on Foot with Two-Year-Old Child

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at approximately 12:45 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Willows Road and Harvard Lane in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one vehicle overturned. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle in the roadway on it’s side, with no occupants inside. Personnel operated on the scene searching the nearby woods with the assistance of thermal imaging cameras and Maryland State Police Helicopter...
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UPDATE: Dog Perishes and House Destroyed After Fire in Mechanicsville, Cause Still Under Investigation

UPDATE: Dog Perishes and House Destroyed After Fire in Mechanicsville, Cause Still Under Investigation

UPDATE 9/11/19: On Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at approximately 2:40 p.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville and surrounding departments responded to 25680 Grandiflora Court in Mechanicsville, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a one story single family home with fire showing. The owner/occupant has been identified as Rae Costanzo. The estimated loss of structure and contents is valued at over $375.000.00 More than 30 firefighters responded and controlled the fire in approximately 35 minutes....
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St. Mary’s County Man Charged with Attempted Murder After Beating Victim Unconscious

St. Mary’s County Man Charged with Attempted Murder After Beating Victim Unconscious

On September 3, 2019, at approximately 9:00 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46200 block of Mako Way in Lexington Park, for the reported injured/unconscious subject. A 31-year-old male victim, from Lexington Park, was discovered in a residential parking lot with blood coming from his mouth and ears. Preliminary investigation determined Derrick Clifton Marshall, 40 of no fixed address, assaulted the victim and stomped on the victim’s head, causing serious injury. Several witnesses...
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Drunk Driver Arrested at Scene of Rollover Crash in Hollywood

Drunk Driver Arrested at Scene of Rollover Crash in Hollywood

On Sunday, September 8, 2019, at approximately 5:45 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Lawrence Hayden Road and Airport View Drive in Hollywood, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle overturned off the roadway. Two patients refused medical treatment on the scene. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted field sobriety testing on the driver of the SUV, and he was placed under...
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UPDATE: Driver of the Ambulance that Struck Another Vehicle on Thomas Johnson Bridge Issued Two Traffic Tickets for Incident

UPDATE: Driver of the Ambulance that Struck Another Vehicle on Thomas Johnson Bridge Issued Two Traffic Tickets for Incident

UPDATE 9/10/2019: Brian Patrick Bowen, 35, of Lusby was issued a traffic citation for failing to drive an emergency vehicle safely ($50 fine) and driving left of roadway center in overtaking and passing when unsafe ($90 fine) The traffic citations were issued on September 5, 2019, by Deputy A. Budd of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. UPDATE 8/30/2019: The driver was Identified as Brian Patrick Bowen, 35, of Calvert County. A spokeswoman from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s...
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St. Mary’s County Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery in Lexington Park

St. Mary’s County Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Wayne Darnell Somerville, Jr. 31, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his involvement with an Armed Robbery in Lexington Park. Somerville and his co-defendant, wife-Samantha Ann Somerville 30, snatched an innocent victim’s purse after assaulting the victim by spraying mace into her face. sentencing for Samantha Ann Somerville is scheduled for the end of this month. State’s Attorney Richard Fritz prosecuted both cases. 2/21/2019: On February 20, 2019, at approximately 11:40 a.m. deputies from the St....
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Hughesville Man Arrested After Driving Stolen Truck in Multi-State High Speed Police Chase

Hughesville Man Arrested After Driving Stolen Truck in Multi-State High Speed Police Chase

The suspect who drove a stolen vehicle at a police officer attempting to arrest him in Cecil County on Friday, September 6, 2019, has been arrested in Virginia. The suspect is identified as William H. Galvin, Jr., 29, of Hughesville. He was arrested at a trailer owned by his mother in Front Royal, Va., shortly after 5:30 p.m. Friday, by members of the Maryland State Apprehension Team and the U.S. Marshals Service. Galvin is charged with first degree assault,...
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State Says Number of Fatal Overdoses in Past 6 Months Down by 11%

State Says Number of Fatal Overdoses in Past 6 Months Down by 11%

The Maryland Department of Health and Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) has released its 2019 second quarter report, which shows that Maryland has experienced its first six-month decline in the total number of opioid-related fatalities in at least a decade. Release of the report comes during National Recovery Month, a time to raise awareness...
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No Injuries Reported After School Bus Hits Deer in Lexington Park

No Injuries Reported After School Bus Hits Deer in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at approximately 7:00 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Three Notch Road and Park Hall Road in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a school bus. Crews arrived on the scene to find the single vehicle, a St. Mary’s County Public School Bus 583...
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Historic St. Mary’s City Hosting Homeschool Day on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Historic St. Mary’s City Hosting Homeschool Day on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Historic St. Mary’s City will host their fall Homeschool Day on Wednesday, September 25 2019, from 10 a.m.—4 p.m. The homeschool day themed Food in the Modern World, invites visitors to learn about early Maryland’s custom creations. Hands-on demonstrations and activities centered around the topic may include: corn grinding; a discussion of sailor’s diet...
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The 17th Annual Riverside WineFest at Historic Sotterley to be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019

The 17th Annual Riverside WineFest at Historic Sotterley to be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019

The 17th Annual WineFest at Historic Sotterley will be held October 5 and 6, 2019, opening noon daily. Discounted tickets are available at sotterley.org. WineFest is a celebration of the best of Southern Maryland. WineFest at Sotterley will feature 18 wineries this year with 100+ wines to taste. Wines include red, white, dessert, fruit...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Captain David Kelly Named Maryland Sheriffs Association Deputy of the Year for Contributions to Profession

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Captain David Kelly Named Maryland Sheriffs Association Deputy of the Year for Contributions to Profession

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce Captain David Kelly, Commander of the Executive Services Division, was recognized as Deputy of the Year by the Maryland Sheriff’s Association in the category of Contributions to Profession during the MSA’s annual conference held last week. Captain Kelly, who is also an FAA certified pilot,...
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Annmarie Garden and The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Announce New Access Program for Low-Income Families

Annmarie Garden and The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Announce New Access Program for Low-Income Families

Two popular Southern Maryland attractions, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center and The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum have joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM). Museums for All encourages people of all backgrounds to visit...
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Historic St. Mary’s City Joins The Smithsonian Magazine’s 15th Annual Museum Day on Saturday, September 21, 2019

Historic St. Mary’s City Joins The Smithsonian Magazine’s 15th Annual Museum Day on Saturday, September 21, 2019

Historic St. Mary’s City will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday, September 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based museums. Museum...
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Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Hosting RetroFest on the Potomac and Book Signing by Local Author of Haunted Southern Maryland

Piney Point Lighthouse Museum Hosting RetroFest on the Potomac and Book Signing by Local Author of Haunted Southern Maryland

Piney Point Lighthouse Museum is pleased to host a book signing of Haunted Southern Maryland by local author David W. Thompson on Saturday, September 28, 2019, during RetroFest on the Potomac. Thompson’s latest book was recently released by History Press and is available at the Museum Stores at both St. Clement’s Island Museum and...
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First Responders Tips on Teaching Children to Call 9-1-1

First Responders Tips on Teaching Children to Call 9-1-1

The Charles County Volunteer Firemen’s Association, Inc, and Charles County Association of Emergency Medical Services, Inc. provided useful tips for teaching children, and even adults on how to call 9-11 and provide useful and needed information to the 911 call takers, dispatchers, and first responders. Do Not use the term “nine-eleven” since there is...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Officer Corporal Brad Saunders Receives Maryland Sheriff’s Association Traffic Safety Award

Charles County Sheriff’s Officer Corporal Brad Saunders Receives Maryland Sheriff’s Association Traffic Safety Award

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce Cpl. Brad Saunders of the Traffic Operations Unit received the Traffic Safety Award from the Maryland Sheriff’s Association at the MSA’s annual conference held last week. Cpl. Saunders was recognized for his work in establishing and monitoring the Agency’s new Tow Program which went into...
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Noise Advisory: NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Nighttime Helicopter Test Flights September 17 and 18, 2019

Noise Advisory: NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Nighttime Helicopter Test Flights September 17 and 18, 2019

Communities surrounding the NAS Patuxent River airfield are advised that nighttime helicopter testing events are scheduled to take place Sept. 17 through Sept. 18, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing activities on the community. For more information call...
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Little Explorers at Historic St. Mary’s City on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Little Explorers at Historic St. Mary’s City on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

On Wednesday, September 18 at 10:00 am, join Historic St. Mary’s City Little Explorers as they explore the colors in the world around them – looking at all the plants that are growing, leaves that are changing, and insects that may be flying! The Little Explorers will be meeting at the Visitor Center, located...
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Local SeneGence Distributors Meet with Members of U.S. Congress to Urge Lawmakers to Protect Their Independent Work Status

Local SeneGence Distributors Meet with Members of U.S. Congress to Urge Lawmakers to Protect Their Independent Work Status

Jennifer Marple and Heather Arthur, local residents of St. Mary’s County will participate in the September 18th Direct Selling Day on Capitol Hill, hosted by the Direct Selling Association(DSA), the national trade association for direct selling companies. Marple and Arthur will join with 18 other direct selling companies, bringing together more than 125 direct...
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St. Mary’s County Public School Announces Health Council Meeting Dates

St. Mary’s County Public School Announces Health Council Meeting Dates

The St. Mary’s County School Health Council will meet from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., on the following dates: September 30, 2019 December 5, 2019 February 27, 2020 April 30, 2020 Meetings will be held in the Board of Education Meeting Room at 23160 Moakley Street in Leonardtown. Anyone wishing to propose an agenda...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Arson Fire in White Plains After Unknown Suspect Tries to Set House on Fire

State Fire Marshal Investigating Arson Fire in White Plains After Unknown Suspect Tries to Set House on Fire

On Saturday, September 14, 2019, at approximately 1:00 a.m., firefighters from La Plata and surrounding departments responded to 9901 Rhodes Way in White Plains, for the reported structure fire. 15 firefighters responded and extinguished the fire in under 10 minutes. The owner/occupants is currently unknown. The fire was called in by a passer-by. The...
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Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Waldorf Dash-In on Saturday Night

Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Waldorf Dash-In on Saturday Night

On Saturday, September 14, 2019, at approximately 11:10 p.m., police responded to the Westlake Dash-In at 2007 Smallwood Drive West in Waldorf, for the reported armed robbery. 911 callers reported a black male wearing a black hoodie, and a black mask walked into the business and went behind the counter armed with a knife...
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Classical Pianist Brian Ganz and Actor Michael Tolaydo Performing at St. Mary’s College on September, 24, 2019

Classical Pianist Brian Ganz and Actor Michael Tolaydo Performing at St. Mary’s College on September, 24, 2019

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Musician in Residence Brian Ganz will be joined by former Director of the college Theater Program, Michael Tolaydo, for a dramatic presentation merging music, theater, art and poetry. Ganz and Tolaydo will present “Whistler’s Lecture: James Whistler, Claude Debussy and the Lecture That Changed Art.” The performance will take...
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