Serious Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park Results in Two Patients Taken to Trauma Center

Serious Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park Results in Two Patients Taken to Trauma Center

On Sunday, November 18, 2018 at approximately 3:25 p.m, police fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of the Canopy Liquors, on Great Mills Road, and Saratoga Drive, in Lexington Park, for the reported serious motor vehicle accident with one person trapped. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles, with one in the roadway and one off the roadway with two people trapped in the vehicle. Firefighters from Bay District and Second District extricated two patients after...
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Detectives Investigating Death of 35-Year-Old Man at Charles County Detention Center

Detectives Investigating Death of 35-Year-Old Man at Charles County Detention Center

On November 16 at 12:10 a.m., Correctional Officers at the Charles County Detention Center were conducting routine security checks when they discovered a 35-year-old male, from Lottsburg, Virginia, who was alone in his cell, hanging from a bedsheet. The officers took immediate life-saving actions to include CPR and the activation of an automated external defibrillator. EMS responded and the man was transported to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. In accordance with...
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Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Bushwood Where Three Dogs Perished

Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Bushwood Where Three Dogs Perished

UPDATE 11/16/2018: According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the occupant of the residence at 36817 Sandy Lane, in Bushwood, discovered the fire located in a living space of the residence. The total monetary loss to the structure and contents was estimated at $100,000. The occupant was able to escape without injury; however, three dogs perished as a result of the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is...
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Chicken Rico Restaurant Fire Under Investigation in Waldorf

Chicken Rico Restaurant Fire Under Investigation in Waldorf

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at approximately 12:00 p.m., Firefighters from La Plata, Bryans Road, Bel Alton, Waldorf, and surrounding Departments responded to the Chicken Rico Restaurant, located at 3310 Crain Highway, in Waldorf for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find the two-story restaurant being evacuated with black smoke, and fire showing from the roof. No injuries were reported and more than 40 firefighters extinguished the fire in under 40 minutes. The Maryland State Fire...
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Elderly Female Sent to Trauma Center After Rollover in Hollywood

Elderly Female Sent to Trauma Center After Rollover in Hollywood

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at approximately 8:50 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Hollywood Road, and St. Johns Road, in Hollywood, for the reported serious motor vehicle accident with one vehicle overturned. Crews arrived on scene to find a Ford Ranger in the roadway on its roof, with the single occupant/operator trapped in the vehicle. Firefighters extricated the patient after approximately 5 minutes, and emergency medical services took over patient care. The elderly...
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Huntingtown Woman was Arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest at Wawa in Prince Frederick

Huntingtown Woman was Arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest at Wawa in Prince Frederick

On November 7, 2018 Deputy Rediker of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to Wawa in Prince Frederick for the report of a disorderly subject. Roberta Claire Duran, 59, of Huntingtown, was confrontational and uncooperative as Deputy Rediker attempted to speak with her. She continued to touch his arm and approach him in an aggressive manner. Duran was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where she was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Failure to Obey...
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UPDATE – AUDIO: Name of 71-Year-Old Pedestrian Killed on Route 5 in Waldorf Released

UPDATE – AUDIO: Name of 71-Year-Old Pedestrian Killed on Route 5 in Waldorf Released

11/14/2018 @ 10:40 a.m.: The deceased pedestrian has been identified as Allen Tehwayee Blegay, 71, of District Heights. Approximately 1 minute before the motor vehicle accident was dispatched, the 911 Center dispatched a check the welfare call for a black male reportedly walking in the roadway with all dark clothing.  (listen to audio below) 11/14/2018: On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at approximately 0334 hours, Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a motor...
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87-Year-Old Man Killed After Being Struck by Vehicle on Chancellors Run Road in Great Mills

87-Year-Old Man Killed After Being Struck by Vehicle on Chancellors Run Road in Great Mills

Preliminary investigation determined a 2003 Dodge Dakota, operated by Hugo Neme Camelo, 31 of Hollywood, was traveling north on Chancellors Run Road towards Three Notch Road, when Camelo struck two pedestrians. The pedestrians have been identified as Luz Aldave Frias, 85, and Leandro Banaag Frias, 87, both of Great Mills. Luz Frias and Leandro Frias were crossing the northbound lanes of Chancellors Run Road, when they were struck by the Dodge truck.
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Distribution of Propaganda from the Ku Klux Klan

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Distribution of Propaganda from the Ku Klux Klan

Since November 11, 2018, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office has received reports from people who have found fliers containing propaganda from the Ku Klux Klan. The fliers, which appear to have been distributed in a random manner, were inside plastic bags and found along the roadway and in driveways in front of people’s homes. To date, fliers have been found in Waldorf and La Plata. Similar fliers were also found in Calvert, St. Mary’s, and Anne Arundel counties as...
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Handgun Recovered After Traffic Stop in Newburg, Three Virginia Men Charged with Felony Theft

Handgun Recovered After Traffic Stop in Newburg, Three Virginia Men Charged with Felony Theft

On November 5, 2018, at approximately 1:35 a.m., Officer T. Rickard of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, initiated a traffic stop on Crain Highway near Clifton Drive, in Newburg, after observing a SUV pulling a tow behind trailer with no registration plate visible. At the time of the traffic stop, a black and yellow off-road motorcycle was on the trailer. Police made contact with the driver and advised him why he was stopped, and he stated the tag should...
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16-Year-Old Charged with Attempted Murder After Shooting 19-Year-Old with Shotgun in Armed Robbery Attempt

16-Year-Old Charged with Attempted Murder After Shooting 19-Year-Old with Shotgun in Armed Robbery Attempt

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at approximately 2:00 p.m., officers of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded the 6600 block of Bucknell Road, in Bryans Road, for the report of a shooting. Upon officers arrival, they contacted an off duty police officer in the area who stated he heard several gunshots. Shortly after hearing the gunshots, the off-duty officer observed two subjects running towards him and one had a shotgun in his hand. Both subjects were detained and the...
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One Person Injured After Vehicle Drives into Planet Fitness in California

One Person Injured After Vehicle Drives into Planet Fitness in California

On Sunday, November 11, 2018, at approximately 11:35 a.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the Wildewood Shopping Center, located at 23415 Three Notch Road, in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a structure Crews arrived on scene to find a single vehicle halfway into the Planet Fitness building, with the single occupant/operator still inside the vehicle. One patient was transported to an area hospital with minor non-life threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported. Police...
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VIDEO: Police in Waldorf Investigating Burglary

VIDEO: Police in Waldorf Investigating Burglary

On November 3 at 10:15 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2900 block of E Mourning Dove Place in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed two occupants of a house left for a short period of time. While they were gone, they received an alert from a doorbell surveillance camera (See video below). They observed two suspects standing at the front door; one suspect used a crow bar and pried the...
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MURDER UPDATE: Bryans Road Man Shot “Psycho” in the Back of the Head While Sleeping

MURDER UPDATE: Bryans Road Man Shot “Psycho” in the Back of the Head While Sleeping

UPDATE 11/9/2018 @ 9:15 a.m.: Court documents stated that Janeal Jerome Thompson, 26, of Bryans Road, killed Ronaj Henderson, 22, of Bryans Road, by shooting him in the back of his head while he slept in a vehicle that was traveling on Livingston Road, in Bryans Road. According to Charging documents, on Saturday, October 27, 2018, Thompson was at a party with his girlfriend and Ronaj Henderson, who goes by the nickname of “Psycho”. While at the party, Thompson...
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Wanted – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Trevis Lemar Butler

Wanted – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Trevis Lemar Butler

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Trevis Lemar Butler, 37, of Mechanicsville. Butler has active warrants for his arrest for several felonies to include the charges of First Degree Rape and First Degree Assault. Butler is a black male, 5’8” in height, weighs 170 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Trevis Lemar Butler, is asked to contact Detective Skyler LeFave at (301) 475-4200 extension *1983...
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Commercial Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park Sends Driver to Hospital

Commercial Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park Sends Driver to Hospital

On Friday, November 16, 2018, at approximately 3:05 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 18371 Three Notch Road, and Hill House Farm Lane, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find a large commercial vehicle off the roadway and in a ditch, with the single...
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Missing Person – Charles County – Nanjemoy Area

Missing Person – Charles County – Nanjemoy Area

On November 15, 2018 at approximately 11:30 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to Nanjemoy, for the report of a missing person. Family members of Walter Junior Carroll, II, said he was last seen at approximately 1 p.m. in the Nanjemoy area. Officers are currently canvassing the area near Poseytown Road...
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Police Locate Wanted Woman and Make Two Drug Arrests at WaWa in Mechanicsville

Police Locate Wanted Woman and Make Two Drug Arrests at WaWa in Mechanicsville

On November 9, 2018 at approximately 8:00 p.m., Trooper J. Powis from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to WaWa located in Mechanicsville for a reported wanted person at the location. Upon arrival, contact was made with the passenger of the vehicle, who identified herself as Tammy Lou Buckler. However, St. Mary’s County...
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Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Destruction of Property and Served Three Outstanding Warrants.

Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Destruction of Property and Served Three Outstanding Warrants.

On November 7, 2018 Deputy Rzepkowski of the Calvert County Sheriff”s Office responded to the Patuxent Health Center in Prince Frederick to investigate a car alarm. The complainant advised a black male wearing a jean jacket, jeans and a dark shirt was seen walking away from the vehicle. The subject was located hiding behind...
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Callaway Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine and Marijuana After Traffic Stop in California

Callaway Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine and Marijuana After Traffic Stop in California

On October 19, 2018 at approximately 1:00 a.m., Trooper T. Howard from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack conducted a traffic stop in the California, area. Upon contact with the operator of the vehicle, later identified as Gohar Tarek Shaaban, 25 of Callaway, a strong odor of marijuana was detected. A probable cause search revealed...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Resisting Arrest and Assault

Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Resisting Arrest and Assault

On November 1, 2018 at approximately 8:30 a.m., Trooper First Class B. DiToto from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack conducted a traffic stop in the Great Mills area. The vehicle was occupied by the driver, identified as Erica Katherine Dayton, 27 of Lexington Park, and a small child in the rear seat. While...
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17-Year-Old Driver from Dunkirk in Serious Condition After Motor Vehicle Accident

17-Year-Old Driver from Dunkirk in Serious Condition After Motor Vehicle Accident

On November 14, 2018 at approximately 5:57 p.m. members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team were dispatched to Southern Maryland Blvd (MD 4) and Brickhouse Road in Dunkirk, for a motor vehicle collision. The preliminary investigation of the collision revealed a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by a...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Online Threats of Violence Against Two High Schools

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Online Threats of Violence Against Two High Schools

The Charles County Sheriff's Office is investigating Snapchat posts that made threats of violence against two high schools. Police have identified the students they believe are responsible for the posts, and they do not believe the threats are credible. It was determined that both schools were safe to open and operate on a normal...
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UPDATE: Fire that Destroyed Trailer in Mechanicsville Still Under Investigation

UPDATE: Fire that Destroyed Trailer in Mechanicsville Still Under Investigation

UPDATE 11/13/18: The RV/trailer fire on Lockes Hill Road, in Mechanicsville is still currently under investigation. Their were no active fire alarms or sprinkler systems in place, and unknown if any smoke alarms were in place. The estimated loss of the structure and contents is valued at $5,000.00. The fire was discovered by a...
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Bluegrass for Hospice raises over $250,000 in 10 years

Bluegrass for Hospice raises over $250,000 in 10 years

On Saturday October 27, 2018, Bluegrass for Hospice took place once again. It was held at the Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills. In spite of the early morning rain, the later of the day turned out a fun crowd of about 400.  We made $27,873.85 for the Hospice of St. Mary’s, Hospice House. Bluegrass...
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DNA Leads to Arrest of Temple Hills Man Who Shot Clerk in Liquor Store Robbery Last March

DNA Leads to Arrest of Temple Hills Man Who Shot Clerk in Liquor Store Robbery Last March

Charles County Sheriff’s investigators have identified and charged a man in connection with an armed robbery that occurred earlier this year. The arrest is the result of a DNA match combined with investigative work. On March 21 at 2:06 p.m., a lone male suspect entered a liquor store in the 10600 block of Crain...
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Governor Larry Hogan Proclaims November 12-18 National Apprenticeship Week in Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan Proclaims November 12-18 National Apprenticeship Week in Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed November 12-18 as National Apprenticeship Week in Maryland. This week-long observance raises awareness of the meaningful contributions apprenticeship programs in the United States make to our country’s workforce. Throughout the week, Maryland will join other states across the nation to celebrate apprenticeship as a proven workforce development tool and...
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Foot Care Important Part of Good Diabetes Care

Foot Care Important Part of Good Diabetes Care

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and the Wound Care Center at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital would like to remind patients living with diabetes how important it is to take care of themselves from head to toe. “Approximately a quarter of individuals living with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer,” said Lisa Nelson, RN, MHA CWCN, clinical program...
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Anne Arundel County Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing a Minor to Produce Child Pornography

Anne Arundel County Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing a Minor to Produce Child Pornography

Glenn Ranger, age 56, of Glen Burnie, pleaded guilty today to two counts of production of child pornography in connection with his sexual abuse of a young boy. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Acting Special Agent in Charge Cardell T. Morant of...
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NAVAIR Wounded Veteran Uses Personal Experience to Help Others

NAVAIR Wounded Veteran Uses Personal Experience to Help Others

Wounded veterans serving a second time as government employees bring a certain strength and commitment to their jobs, according to Kenneth Cadena, a Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Wounded Warrior Program and Command Recruitment advocate. “They’ve transitioned through a difficult phase of their lives,” he said. “Not only do they closely identify with the...
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Charles County Featured in Maryland Public Television’s Thanksgiving Episode

Charles County Featured in Maryland Public Television’s Thanksgiving Episode

Maryland Public Television’s (MPT) popular original series Maryland Farm & Harvest, in its sixth season, will feature farms in Charles, Frederick, Harford, and Wicomico counties during a Thanksgiving-themed episode airing Tuesday, November 20 at 7 p.m. Maryland Farm & Harvest takes viewers on journeys across the state, telling stories about the farms, people, and technology required to...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Identification of Walmart Shoplifting Suspect Needed

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Identification of Walmart Shoplifting Suspect Needed

On November 11, 2018, at the Walmart located on Miramar Way, in California, the individual placed an employee’s North Face jacket in her cart, and then left the store. Anyone with information on the identity of the individual pictured is asked to contact Corporal Gray Maloy at (301) 475-4200 extension *8035 or by email at Gray.Maloy@stmarysmd.com. Citizens may...
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