UPDATE: Police Release Identity of Three Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash in White Plains

UPDATE: Police Release Identity of Three Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash in White Plains

UPDATE 10/21/2017 @ 3:15 p.m.: State Police have identified the victims involved in the early morning triple fatal crash in Charles County. The deceased victims are identified as Luis Daboin, 24, of Hughesville, Sollan Belina, 28, and Joseph Nystrom, 24, both of North Carolina. Police believe the two men from North Carolina were visiting Daboin. Belina was the driver of the 2013 Honda Civic involved in the single vehicle crash. Belina was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency medical...
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VIDEO: Fire Destroys Pickup Truck in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Fire Destroys Pickup Truck in Lexington Park

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, at approximately 7:15 p.m., police and firefighters responded to Quatman Road, in Lexington Park for the report of a vehicle fire. Emergency personnel arrived on scene to find a pickup truck in the travel portion of the roadway with the engine compartment engulfed in flames. Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the fire. During the investigation, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack determined the vehicle was unregistered. The driver was issued a citation at...
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Waldorf Man Arrested on Gun Charges After Traffic Stop

Waldorf Man Arrested on Gun Charges After Traffic Stop

On Sunday, October 15, 2017 at approximately 8:00 p.m., hours, Trooper First Class K. Burroughs  from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack was patrolling eastbound Route 228 just west of Western Parkway, in Waldorf. TFC Burroughs observed a silver Buick Enclave displaying a Maryland registration traveling eastbound on Route 228 just west of Western Parkway in lane 2 with an equipment violation. TFC Burroughs conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. TFC Burroughs made contact with the driver...
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VIDEO: Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating Robbery of California Liquor Store

VIDEO: Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating Robbery of California Liquor Store

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the persons pictured. On Saturday, October 14, 2017 at approximately 9:00 p.m., the suspects entered the Lexington Villiage Wine & Spirits store located at 46400 Lexington Way #103, California, and split up. Suspect #2 gained the clerks attention when he dropped a bottle of liquor on the floor while trying to place it in his clothing. Seeing that the clerk was occupied with dealing with suspect #2, suspect...
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64 Arrested in Calvert County Sheriff’s Department Warrant Sweep

64 Arrested in Calvert County Sheriff’s Department Warrant Sweep

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted its Annual Warrant Initiative from October 9th-12th, 2017. During this Initiative, the CCSO was assisted by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, the Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office, the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office, the Maryland State Police, the Calvert County Detention Center, the Calvert County Control Center and the Calvert County States Attorney’s Office. The 2017 warrant Initiative was extremely successful. All of the Deputies, Troopers and...
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St. Mary’s County Man Sentenced to 23 Years in Federal Prison for Multiple Robberies

St. Mary’s County Man Sentenced to 23 Years in Federal Prison for Multiple Robberies

Quantaz Lamar Shields, 30, of Leonardtown, was sentenced on October 18, 2017, by the United States District Judge Paul W. Grimm to 23 years of imprisonment for committing four armed robberies in St. Mary’s County, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to those robberies. The sentence was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning, Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office, and...
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Bowie Man Found Guilty of Murder in Killing of Government Witness

Bowie Man Found Guilty of Murder in Killing of Government Witness

Stanley Moghalu, 30, of Bowie, Md., was found guilty by a jury today of first-degree murder while armed with aggravating circumstances, assault with intent to kill, conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and other charges in an attack that killed one man, who was a government witness, and wounded another man in Northeast Washington. The verdict was announced by U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Peter Newsham, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). Moghalu was found guilty following a trial...
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La Plata Man Violating Protective Order Six Times Leads to Arrest for Motorcycle Theft

La Plata Man Violating Protective Order Six Times Leads to Arrest for Motorcycle Theft

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, a female victim contacted the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and reported to Detective D. Savoy, that she received a phone call from Fredrick Stephen Foote, 51, of La Plata. Foote told her, he wanted to come to her home and pick up his motorcycles from her shed, and told her he wanted his motorcycle vest. The female victim advised she told Foote he needed to contact the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and arrange it...
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Chesapeake Beach Man Arrested at Abner’s Crab House

Chesapeake Beach Man Arrested at Abner’s Crab House

On October 8, 2017 at approximately 9:45 p.m., Deputy Livingston of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was working part time security at Abner’s Crab House in Chesapeake Beach and was made aware of a disorderly subject near the bar. Deputy Livingston observed the male, later identified as Tony Reynolds, 46, of Chesapeake Beach, walking out of the bar to the front parking lot. An employee told the deputy, “Tony was getting into it with a customer”. Another witness told...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested at Wedding Party

Mechanicsville Man Arrested at Wedding Party

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, Cpl. Carberry from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 27000 block of Cox Drive, in Mechanicsville, for a report of a disturbance. When police arrived at the address they determined a wedding party being held at the residence. They were notified that a person was causing a disturbance outside on the back porch of the residence. Police observed a subject, later identified as Jerry Leslie Blackley, age 28, of Mechanicsville, being restrained...
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North Carolina Sex Offender to be Charged After Entering High Schools in Southern Maryland

North Carolina Sex Offender to be Charged After Entering High Schools in Southern Maryland

On Monday, October 02, 2017, Detective R. Williams, of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, received information from an anonymous tip that Christopher Daniel Lee, 52, of Salemburg, North Carolina, was a registered Sex Offender in the Stale of North Carolina. The tip further stated that Lee had been seen at a High School band function, on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Thomas Stone High School, in Charles County, and also at Chopticon High School, in St. Mary’s County. Further...
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Multiple Suspects Charged in Robbery and Assault Case

Multiple Suspects Charged in Robbery and Assault Case

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have identified nine suspects involved in a case in which four victims, ages 16-19, were robbed and assaulted during the same incident. On October 5, 2017, at 4:30 p.m., the victims were in the 1000 block of Bannister Circle in Waldorf when a group of suspects approached them. The suspects displayed a handgun and robbed and assaulted the victims, leaving one victim with serious facial injuries. As a result of further investigation, the following people...
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Stoney’s Seafood Break-In by Heroin User

Stoney’s Seafood Break-In by Heroin User

On Saturday, September 9, 2017 at approximately 1:20 a.m. Trooper Pitcher from the Leonardtown Barrack responded to Stoney’s Seafood House in Hollywood for a reported burglar alarm. Upon arrival, Troopers observed a male laying on the floor, in front of the front door, inside the establishment. The subject appeared to be asleep. The suspect was later identified as Michael Howard Chandler, 27, of Florida. Troopers had gained entry through an unsecured front door, and they announced their presence. Police...
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Mississippi Man Uses Screwdriver in Lexington Park Assault

Mississippi Man Uses Screwdriver in Lexington Park Assault

On Friday, August 25, 2017 Deputy Foor of the St. Mary’s County Sherriff Office responded to Liberty Street, in Lexington Park for a reported assault involving a knife. Upon Deputy Foor’s arrival he observed two male subjects actively involved in a physical and verbal altercation. Deputies ordered both parties to separate and get onto the ground, which they both complied. An investigation identified Roan Gibson, 56, of Mississippi, as the assailant. Gibson told police he was fighting the victim...
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Lexington Park Man Assaults Girlfriend Then Crashes Into Car

Lexington Park Man Assaults Girlfriend Then Crashes Into Car

On Friday, August 18, 2017 Deputy Tirpak of the St. Mary’s County Sherriff Office responded to Winters Lane, in Leonardtown, for the reported domestic assault. Upon arrival, the victim advised police her live-in boyfriend, Conrad Olander Robinson, 36, of Leonardtown, had an argument because he had another female in his vehicle the day before, and then he never came home. The Victim advised the suspect grabbed her by the hair, and he threw her to the pavement. Police noted the...
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Maryland State Park Passes for 2018 Now Available

Maryland State Park Passes for 2018 Now Available

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers access to outdoor opportunities for everyone, and right now is an ideal time to get passes for entry to public lands for 2018. The Maryland State Park & Trail Passport available now provides park access through Dec. 31, 2018 — meaning extra usage time for the year-long pass if purchased before...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces November Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces November Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following November monthly promotions and reminders: Adopt-A-Senior Month (Wednesday, Nov. 1- Thursday, Nov. 30)  During the month of November, adoption fees will be reduced for cats and dogs 5 years and older. The adoption fee is reduced to $90 for senior dogs and $15 for...
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Patuxent River Naval Air Museum to Host Car Show

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum to Host Car Show

Join the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on Sunday, October 29 from  12 p.m. – 5 p.m., for a day of “American Muscle”! The museum will be hosting a car show with the cars integrated with the aircraft on the flightline. Registration is open to anyone. Museum members are $15 and non-members are $20 to...
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Aww… Shucks Fundraiser a Great Success!

Aww… Shucks Fundraiser a Great Success!

The Aww…Shucks Oyster Social fundraiser held on Saturday, September 16 at the Calvert Marine Museum celebrated the Dee of St. Mary’s, one of the few remaining sailing skipjacks on the Chesapeake Bay. The event raised over $22,000 and proceeds will support a new endowment to keep this wonderful Chesapeake vessel sailing into the future. “Aww… Shucks was a...
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Maryland Continues Commitment to ‘Every Kid in a Park’

Maryland Continues Commitment to ‘Every Kid in a Park’

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources once again is partnering with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Every Kid in a Park program, which provides fourth-grade children and their families free admission to Maryland state parks along with national parks and other federal lands across the country. The purpose of the Every Kid in a Park effort...
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WANTED – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Escape

WANTED – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Escape

On October 16, 2017, inmate David Logan Scopin, 32 of Waldorf, left a treatment facility, in violation of his pre-trial commitment. Scopin, was last seen operating a black 2003, Pontiac Sunbird. Scopin’s last known address is in Waldorf, and he also has family in Baltimore. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det....
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St. Mary’s County – Missing Juvenile – Elver Bentura Paniagua-Castellanos

St. Mary’s County – Missing Juvenile – Elver Bentura Paniagua-Castellanos

Elver Bentura Paniagua-Castellanos, age 17, was last seen in the Great Mills area. The missing juvenile is 5’8 and weighs 125lbs. At this time no critical factors are known, and Paniagua-Castellanos may be traveling to Georgia, where he has family. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Hulse at (301) 475-4200 ext *1996...
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Retired Waldorf Trucker Hits the Road with $50,000 Lottery Payload

Retired Waldorf Trucker Hits the Road with $50,000 Lottery Payload

An astonishing weekend left retired short-haul trucker William Franklin short of words except where it counted – on his Maryland Lottery Deluxe Crossword scratch-off. That’s because the 67-year-old Waldorf resident’s game contained six red words and delivered a $50,000 top prize! Although retired, William likes to stay busy and drives a bus for field trips, weddings...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Friska

Wednesday’s Pet is Friska

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/18/2017 is Friska Featured Pet: Friska Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Tree Walker Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Friska is a big goofball. She will do best in a home as the only dog and without cats. Friska is looking for...
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Halloween Fun at Annmarie Garden on October 28 to Benefit Six Local Charities!

Halloween Fun at Annmarie Garden on October 28  to Benefit Six Local Charities!

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, will host their annual trick-or-treating festival, Halloween in the Garden, on Saturday, October 28, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you are looking for a fun family-friendly Halloween activity, this is the place to be! For the 18th year, youngsters and their families are invited...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/16/2017 to 10/20/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/16/2017 to 10/20/2017

During the week of October 16, to October 20, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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St. Mary’s County MetCom Warns Customers to Avoid Phone Scams

St. Mary’s County MetCom Warns Customers to Avoid Phone Scams

MetCom has been alerted that some of our customers may have been the target of phone scams. Scammers may identify themselves as MetCom employees and demand prepaid debit cards in order to avoid having water service cut off. These phone scammers can make MetCom’s name appear on a customer’s caller ID. MetCom does not...
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State Moves to Allow Increased Imports of Egg-Bearing Female Crabs, Worrying Some Crabbers

State Moves to Allow Increased Imports of Egg-Bearing Female Crabs, Worrying Some Crabbers

Responding to pleas from Maryland crab processors suffering from a depressed harvest this year, a state advisory group is proposing to relax a regulation that could allow importing nearly twice as many egg-bearing female crabs for crabmeat. But some Maryland crabbers object, warning that the move would undercut their income and endanger the future...
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Dozens of New Maryland Laws Went into Effect Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

Dozens of New Maryland Laws Went into Effect Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

The following laws approved by the Maryland General Assembly this year went into effect on Sunday Oct. 1, 2017. The list contains bill numbers and links to the legislation and legislative history. PUBLIC HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT: Ban on fracking: After a two-year moratorium, the state will prohibit the hydraulic fracturing of a well for the production of...
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Fall Foliage and Festival Report October 14 – 15

Fall Foliage and Festival Report October 14 – 15

Welcome to the Fall Foliage and Festival Report for the weekend of Oct. 14 and 15, brought to you by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Office of Tourism. Garrett County’s biggest event of the year, the Autumn Glory Festival, is underway in Oakland and other locations throughout the county. Highlights of the festival include the...
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Early Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Set to Begin

Early Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Set to Begin

The first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season opens statewide Oct. 19. This is one of several deer hunting opportunities offered in the state and typically coincides with pleasant fall weather. The early muzzleloader season runs from Oct. 19-21 in Deer Management Regions A and B. Region A consists of Garrett, Allegany and western...
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Pax River SAR Dogs Take to the Water

Pax River SAR Dogs Take to the Water

Five NAS Patuxent River Search and Rescue (SAR) swimmers, also known as, the SAR Dogs, hit the water Sept. 29 for their annual 1.7 mile swim across the Patuxent River. Following a mandatory safety briefing that covered topics such as water and air temperature, wave height, marine life, the hazards of recreational boats in...
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