Three Washington DC Teens Arrested for Armed Robbery of CVS in Bryans Road

Three Washington DC Teens Arrested for Armed Robbery of CVS in Bryans Road

On December 6, 2019, at approximately 4:40 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an armed robbery in progress at a CVS located in the 7000 block of Indian Head Highway in Bryans Road. A preliminary investigation revealed three suspects entered the business, one armed with a handgun, and demanded prescription medications and money. The staff complied. At that time, an off-duty federal police officer entered the store, unaware of the robbery in progress. An...
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Police in Charles County Say Alcohol to be Factor in Motor Vehicle Collision That Killed 17-Year-Old Driver

Police in Charles County Say Alcohol to be Factor in Motor Vehicle Collision That Killed 17-Year-Old Driver

On Saturday, December 07, 2019, at approximately 12:45 a.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles on northbound United States Route 301 in the area of Faulkner Road in Faulkner. Due to the seriousness of the collision, a request was made for the Maryland State Police CRASH Team to assume the investigation. A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers from the MSP CRASH Team and the...
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Waldorf Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Shooting at Victims at Apartment Complex

Waldorf Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Shooting at Victims at Apartment Complex

UPDATE 12/6/2019: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Thursday, December 5, 2019, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Marquis Deangelo Swann, 26 of Waldorf, to 20 years in prison for three counts of First-Degree Assault. On June 28, 2019, co-defendant Butler-Charles entered a guilty plea to three counts of First-Degree Assault and Possession of a Regulated Firearm with a Prior Disqualifying Conviction. He was subsequently sentenced to 5 years in prison and...
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Waldorf Man Charged with Home Invasion and Burglary After Assaulting Two Women and a Baby

Waldorf Man Charged with Home Invasion and Burglary After Assaulting Two Women and a Baby

On Wednesday, December 4 at 12:32 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 800 block of Copley Avenue in Waldorf for the report of a male assaulting several family members. When the first officer arrived, he observed a male, later identified as Kelvin Lynell Brawner, 30, of Waldorf, in front of the residence. Brawner threw a can of Icehouse Edge Beer an struck a deputy. Brawner then ran behind a vehicle parked in the driveway...
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Anne Arundel County Mother and Grandmother Charged After 9-Month-Old Infant Ingests Heroin/Fentanyl and Dies

Anne Arundel County Mother and Grandmother Charged After 9-Month-Old Infant Ingests Heroin/Fentanyl and Dies

On Saturday, July 27, 2019 at approximately 9:28 a.m., the Anne Arundel County Police and Fire Departments responded to the 7900 block of Chesapeake Drive, Orchard Beach, Maryland for a nine month old male infant in medical distress. The infant was transported to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center for further medical treatment. Life saving measures were continued at the hospital until 10:19 a.m. where the infant, identified as Niyear Taylor of the 7900 block of Chesapeake Drive, was pronounced...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Man Shot in Waldorf

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Man Shot in Waldorf

On December 3, 2019, at approximately 5:50 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 12000 block of Ell Lane in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they located an adult male with a gunshot wound to his arm. He was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for a wound that was not life-threatening. The shooting does not appear to be random. Anyone with information is asked to call...
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Two Injured After Two Motor Vehicle Accidents in California

Two Injured After Two Motor Vehicle Accidents in California

On Sunday, December 1, 2019, at approximately 8:25 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Chancellors Run Road and Military Lane in Great Mills, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one vehicle overturned. Crews arrived on the scene to find two motor vehicles accidents in the area of the Intersection of Chancellors Run Road and Military Lane. One pickup truck was attempting a u-turn at the intersection of Chancellors Run Road and Military...
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One Injured After Vehicle Strikes Park Hall Post Office

One Injured After Vehicle Strikes Park Hall Post Office

On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at approximately 3:05 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the Park Hall Post Office located at 18400 Point Lookout Road in Park Hall, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a structure. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle in the parking lot, with damage to the Post Office exterior wall. The operator of the vehicle, an elderly female, was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. Troopers...
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UPDATE: Police Believe Alcohol to be a Factor in Motor Vehicle Accident That Killed 50-Year-Old Morganza Man

UPDATE: Police Believe Alcohol to be a Factor in Motor Vehicle Accident That Killed 50-Year-Old Morganza Man

UPDATE 12/3/2019 – MSP Press Release: Kyle Nelson, 32, of Mechanicsville, was flown by Trooper 7 to Prince George’s Hospital. Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation. The preliminary investigation indicates Nelson, who was operating a 2010 Chevrolet Express, crossed the center line into oncoming traffic. Police believe that shortly before 11:00 p.m, he was heading north in the south bound lanes when he struck the Nissan Rogue head-on in the area of Dr. Johnson Road and Kelly...
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UPDATE: Thomas William Unkle “Set Up” Female Victim in Home Invasion and Robbery in Waldorf

UPDATE: Thomas William Unkle “Set Up” Female Victim in Home Invasion and Robbery in Waldorf

UPDATE 12/3/2019: On November 25, 2019, police responded to a residence on Harrow Court in Waldorf for a home invasion. An adult female, had been confronted at the front door of her home, forced back inside, tied up with duct tape and severely beaten in her face by two unknown males. Once inside the two men, later identified as Kenneth Joseph Goodman, 57, of Waldorf; and Jose Enrique Santiago, 40, of New York stole the victim’s phone, wallet, keys...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

In June 2019, the Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force received one Cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in reference to someone distributing child pornography. The cybcrtip, was reported by Tumblr and that the report was created in Tumblr’s system on 4-24-19. Police reviewed the cybcrtip and observed there were 5 video files and 2 image files. Some of the files were considered child pornography and some were considered child...
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UPDATE: Shot Fired by Police and Lexington Park Man Arrested After Fleeing Traffic Stop in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: Shot Fired by Police and Lexington Park Man Arrested After Fleeing Traffic Stop in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 11/30/2019: After consultation with the Office of the State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County, charges have been filed against the suspect who fled a traffic stop in St. Mary’s County last night. The accused is identified as Dion Jamar Davis, 29, of Lexington Park. Davis is charged with second degree assault, resisting arrest, possession of controlled dangerous substance and other traffic violations. He is currently being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center awaiting an initial appearance....
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VIDEO: Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire in Great Mills

VIDEO: Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire in Great Mills

On Friday, November 29, 2019, at approximately 10:40 a.m., firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to Old Great Mills Road, in Great Mills for the report of a vehicle fire. Units arrived on scene to find a Ford Ranger pickup truck fully engulfed in fire. Firefighters extinguished the blaze and a Trooper from the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown barrack responded to the scene. The occupants were able to to exit the vehicle and avoid injuries.
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VIDEO UPDATE: State’s Attorney Releases Statement on Case Where a 7-Year-Child was Struck by a Vehicle After Exiting School Bus

VIDEO UPDATE: State’s Attorney Releases Statement on Case Where a 7-Year-Child was Struck by a Vehicle After Exiting School Bus

UPDATE 11/27/2019:  State’s Attorney for Charles County, Tony Covington released a video about the case where Skyla Shirriel, a 7-year-old, T.C. Martin Elementary School first-grader was hit by a vehicle as she exited her school bus in November of 2018. Xiomara Yan Nativi Quintanilla, 35, of Accokeek, was sentenced to Probation Before Judgement and a fined in the case. Covington called some of the news reports about the case to have been “woefully inaccurate”. Covington calls for more serious...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Robbery Suspect in Lexington Park

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Robbery Suspect in Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a robbery case. On Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 12:15 a.m., the suspect went behind the counter of the Lexington Park Wawa store and put more than 30 packs of cigarettes into a plastic bag. Upon departing the store, the suspect shoved a clerk and punched another in the head as they tried to recover the cigarettes. The suspect was last seen fleeing in...
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CSM Partners with Earlbeck to Provide Training That Will Produce A Skilled, Work-Ready Welder Workforce

CSM Partners with Earlbeck to Provide Training That Will Produce A Skilled, Work-Ready Welder Workforce

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and Earlbeck Gases and Technologies (Earlbeck) have formalized their longtime training partnership with a memorandum of understanding today to provide students with the training and certification credentials needed to meet the expanding welder workforce opportunities. Through this partnership, CSM and Earlbeck will provide education, training, certification and business...
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SMECO Employees Raise $57,450 for Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled

SMECO Employees Raise $57,450 for Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) employees held two fund-raising events and recently donated $57,450 to three organizations in Southern Maryland: The Arc Southern Maryland in Calvert County, Spring Dell in Charles County, and Bay Community Support Services in St. Mary’s County. Each organization will receive $19,150. “We selected these three organizations that assist intellectually...
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Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Collision Investigation in Prince George’s County After Two Pedestrians Are Struck

Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Collision Investigation in Prince George’s County After Two Pedestrians Are Struck

On December 7, 2019, shortly after midnight, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack received a 911 call reference a collision involving two pedestrians struck on northbound US-1 (Baltimore Ave.) just north of Mulberry St, Laurel, Prince George’s County, MD. The two pedestrians struck were identified as Daniel Benzinger, 26 of Laurel, MD and...
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La Plata High School It’s Academic Team Wins Regional Competition

La Plata High School It’s Academic Team Wins Regional Competition

The La Plata High School It’s Academic team earned the title of Charles County competition winner in the annual regional event held Dec. 4. The three-member team of Captain Tanner Wyant, Jenna Burtch and Margaret Stine won with a score of 280 points in the championship round against teams from St. Charles and Westlake...
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No Injuries Reported After Garbage Truck Overturns in Leonardtown

No Injuries Reported After Garbage Truck Overturns in Leonardtown

On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at approximately 8:00 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Beaver Lane and Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious, involving a trash truck overturned. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle accident involving a garbage truck,...
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Identities Needed for Theft Suspects in St. Mary’s County

Identities Needed for Theft Suspects in St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the persons pictured in a theft case. On Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 at 10 am, the suspects entered the Ulta Beauty store in California together. One suspect loaded a large purse with various boxed men’s cologne and women’s perfume. The other suspect also...
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The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Currently Seeking Identities of Theft Suspects in California

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Currently Seeking Identities of Theft Suspects in California

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the persons pictured in a theft case. On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., the suspects entered the Ulta Beauty store in California together. One suspect loaded a large purse with various boxed men’s cologne and women’s perfume. The other suspect also...
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Man Arrested After Impersonating Police Officer in Anne Arundel

Man Arrested After Impersonating Police Officer in Anne Arundel

On December 2, 2019, detectives received information regarding a male who had entered a business in the 7000 block of Arundel Mills Circle just after 4:00 p.m. on November 30, 2019. While inside the establishment, the male removed his jacket, revealing a holstered handgun. The male was wearing a tactical vest displaying a police-style...
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St. Mary’s College Student Arrested After Punching Two Public Safety Officers in Their Faces

St. Mary’s College Student Arrested After Punching Two Public Safety Officers in Their Faces

On Sunday, November 24, 2019, Deputy A. Budd, from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, responded to St. Mary’s College, to assist College Public Safety Officers, after they had activated an emergency button on their radio. An Investigation determined officers Douglas Sprouse and Nicholas Landrum were assaulted by Corey James Squibb, 18, of Greenbelt....
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Commissioners of St. Mary’s County Sign Memorandum of Cooperation with Pärnu to Form Sister Counties

Commissioners of St. Mary’s County Sign Memorandum of Cooperation with Pärnu to Form Sister Counties

On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, during their regular business meeting, the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Chairman of the Maryland Estonia Exchange Council, Tovi Tagamets, to enter into a partnership of sister counties between St. Mary’s County and the Association of Local Authority Pärnu County, Estonia. According...
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Concerts, Auditions and a Scholarship Resource Fair Mark a Busy December for College of Southern Maryland

Concerts, Auditions and a Scholarship Resource Fair Mark a Busy December for College of Southern Maryland

CSM Chorale and Barbershop Concert. 8 p.m., Dec. 5. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center (FA Building), Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The CSM Chorale and Chamber Choir with the Southern Mix Barbershop Chorus will perform. $10 adults, $8 seniors/military with ID/youth of high school...
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Notice of Public Meeting: St. Clement’s Shores Water System Replacement Project

Notice of Public Meeting: St. Clement’s Shores Water System Replacement Project

In accordance with Section 113-5 of the Code of St. Mary’s County, the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission (MetCom) will hold a Public Meeting to notify and inform the community regarding the proposed St. Clements Shores Water System Replacement Phase 2 Project No.: 2151WL. This project is MetCom’s second phase of the St. Clements...
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Volunteers Respond to Shed Fire in Mechanicsville

Volunteers Respond to Shed Fire in Mechanicsville

On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at approximately 2:50 p.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville, Seventh District, Leonardtown, and Hollywood responded to the 27000 block of Erin Drive in Mechanicsville, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a small shed fully engulfed in flames with the surrounding area and woods on...
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Call for Nominations: Women’s History Month Banquet Awards 2020

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The St. Mary’s County Commission for Women (CFW) is excited to announce that nominations are open for the 2020 Woman of the Year and Tomorrow’s Woman Awards. All nominees will be honored at the Women’s History Month Banquet Thursday, March 19, 2020, at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall in Lexington Park,...
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Noise Advisory – Low-Level Aircraft Testing Scheduled at Webster Field from December 5 to 6, and December 9 to December 13

Noise Advisory – Low-Level Aircraft Testing Scheduled at Webster Field from December 5 to 6, and December 9 to December 13

Communities surrounding Webster Outlying Field are advised that fixed wing aircraft testing events involving low-level approaches to the airfield are scheduled to occur December 5 and 6, and December 9 through December 13, 2019 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen...
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No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes House in Chaptico

No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes House in Chaptico

On Monday, December 2, 2019, at approximately 10:45 p.m., firefighters and police responded to 24900 Maddox Road in Chaptico, for the motor vehicle accident involving a structure. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into a residence. The residence is vacant, and no injuries were reported. All...
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UPDATE: State Police Investigating Daytime Home Invasion/Armed Robbery in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: State Police Investigating Daytime Home Invasion/Armed Robbery in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: The armed robbery is now being investigated as a home invasion. The suspects forced open front door of the complex and then a door to the residence before entering the apartment. Once inside the suspects demanded specific items from the home and stole a large amount of cash. It appears the suspects knew...
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