Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Bryantown That Killed 50 Year Old Pomfret Woman

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Bryantown That Killed 50 Year Old Pomfret Woman

On Friday, June 05, 2020, at approximately 2:10 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a motor vehicle collision on Maryland Route 5 (Leonardtown Road) south of Olivers Shop Road in Bryantown, Maryland. Due to the seriousness of the collision, the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack requested a Collision Reconstruction Specialist (CRS) to assume the investigation. Senior Trooper W. Scarlett of the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded as...
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AUDIO: State Fire Marshal Investigating Garage Fire After Reported Explosion in Hollywood, One Victim Transported to Trauma Center

AUDIO: State Fire Marshal Investigating Garage Fire After Reported Explosion in Hollywood, One Victim Transported to Trauma Center

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, at approximately 6:10 p.m., over 35 firefighters from Hollywood and surrounding departments responded to a residence on Smiths Nursery Road, in Hollywood, for the reported structure fire after an explosion. While units were responding, communications advised of multiple explosions, with several victims injured. Firefighters arrived on scene to find the exterior of a two car detached garage on fire. The fire had extended into the garage, and took firefighters 20 minutes to bring the...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Slice House Burglary Suspect in Leonardtown

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Slice House Burglary Suspect in Leonardtown

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a burglary investigation. On Monday, June 1, 2020 at 1:18 am, the suspect broke into the Slice House restaurant in Leonardtown and took an undisclosed amount of cash. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or this incident is asked to call Deputy John Gardiner at 301-475-4200, ext. 78150 or email john.gardiner@stmarysmd.com. Case # 34271-20 Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime...
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: No Injuries Reported After Military Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Calvert County

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: No Injuries Reported After Military Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Calvert County

On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at approximately 10:10 p.m., firefighters from NAS Patuxent River alerted the St. Mary’s County Emergency Communications Center, they received information advising an H-60 aircraft reported they are unable to make it back to NAS Patuxent River due to mechanical issues, and were approximately 10 miles away from the base and going to attempt to make an emergency landing. NAS Patuxent River requested units in emergency units St. Mary’s to be on standby. Approximately 5...
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14-Year-Old Female Charged with Arson After Setting Abandoned House on Fire in La Plata

14-Year-Old Female Charged with Arson After Setting Abandoned House on Fire in La Plata

Deputy State Fire Marshals have charged a fourteen-year-old female with arson charges stemming from a fire that occurred yesterday in the 9600 block of Docs Place in LaPlata. Firefighters requested investigators after extinguishing a fire in a vacant, two-story, single-family dwelling. On June 1, 2020, at approximately 7:30 p.m., firefighters from Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments responded and discovered the vacant home ablaze. It took nearly 60 firefighters twenty minutes to bring the fire under control. Luckily,...
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Pennsylvania Man Arrested in California for Impaired Driving After Striking Multiple Vehicles

Pennsylvania Man Arrested in California for Impaired Driving After Striking Multiple Vehicles

On Monday, May 18, 2020, at approximately 5:40 p.m., police responded to the area of Three Notch Road and St. Andrew’s Church Road, for a traffic complaint and possible impaired driver. Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack and Aviation Command Division, along with Deputies from the St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office responded to the area in an attempt to locate the vehicle. While Officers were en route to the incident, police were advised the vehicle struck multiple vehicles...
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Prince George’s County Police and Internal Affairs Launch Investigation After Two Officers Caught on Video Showing Use of Force

Prince George’s County Police and Internal Affairs Launch Investigation After Two Officers Caught on Video Showing Use of Force

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, Chief Stawinski and the Department’s Executive Command Staff became aware of a cell phone recording of two officers detaining a suspect at a Langley Park gas station. While attempting to handcuff the suspect, one of the officers kicked him twice. Upon reviewing the video, the two involved officers and their immediate supervisor were suspended pending the outcome of the investigation. “I am sorry and I am angry. I am sharing the video in the...
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Peaceful Demonstrations and March Planned at Governmental Center Today, June 3, 2020, and Friday, June 5, 2020

Peaceful Demonstrations and March Planned at Governmental Center Today, June 3, 2020, and Friday, June 5, 2020

On Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 6 pm, a peaceful demonstration is planned at the St. Mary’s County Governmental Center Campus in Leonardtown. Sheriff Tim Cameron and other elected officials are expected to make remarks to the group in front of the Potomac Building before participants march around sections of the governmental center campus. The public should be aware of foot traffic in the area. “The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is working with the event’s organizers to ensure...
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Statement From Charles County State’s Attorney Tony Covington on the Killing of George Floyd

Statement From Charles County State’s Attorney Tony Covington on the Killing of George Floyd

In 1963, while standing in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality.”  Since then those unspeakable horrors have relentlessly continued to be visited upon men of color.  The latest heartbreaking outrage is the murder of George Floyd by four police officers in Minnesota. I offer my heartfelt condolences to Mr. Floyd’s family, loved ones and friends....
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FBI Seeking Information on Individuals Inciting Violence During First Amendment-Protected Peaceful Demonstrations

FBI Seeking Information on Individuals Inciting Violence During First Amendment-Protected Peaceful Demonstrations

The FBI respects the rights of individuals to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights. Our mission of protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution is dual and simultaneous, not contradictory. Accordingly, we are committed to apprehending and charging violent instigators who are exploiting legitimate, peaceful protests and engaging in violations of federal law. The continued violence, potential threat to life, and destruction of property across the United States interferes with the rights and safety of First Amendment-protected peaceful...
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AUDIO: One Firefighter Injured After 2-Alarm Townhouse Fire in Charles County, Cause Still Under Investigation

AUDIO: One Firefighter Injured After 2-Alarm Townhouse Fire in Charles County, Cause Still Under Investigation

UPDATE: On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at approximately 12:30 a.m., more than 50 firefighters responded to 1069 Tanglewood Drive in Waldorf, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two story townhouse with fire showing, and upon investigation, firefighters found the fire spreading to the nearby townhomes and requested a second alarm. The owner/occupant is identified as Daryl Taylor with the estimated loss of structure and contents valued at $225,000 One firefighter was transported...
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St. Mary’s County Police Arrest Lexington Park Man on Multiple Drug Charges

St. Mary’s County Police Arrest Lexington Park Man on Multiple Drug Charges

On Friday, May 29 2020, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division executed search and seizure warrants at the home of Charlie Earl Horn Jr., 44 of Lexington Park. During the search, Narcotics detectives located and seized a large quantity of US currency, various Controlled Dangerous Substances including suspected Oxycodone, Adderall, Xanax and MDMA, also known as Molly. Horn was arrested, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown and charged with two...
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AUDIO: 34-Year-Old Male Transported to Trauma Center After Crashing at 150 MPH at Maryland International Raceway

AUDIO: 34-Year-Old Male Transported to Trauma Center After Crashing at 150 MPH at Maryland International Raceway

On Sunday, May 31, 2020, at approximately 11:20 a.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the Maryland International Raceway located at 27861 Budds Creek Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motorcycle crash with injuries. Firefighters on the scene reported a 34-year-old male on a motorcycle crashed on the drag strip, and came off the motorcycle at 154 miles per hour. The rider was conscious, alert, and breathing. Medical personnel arrived on the scene and requested a helicopter for the...
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Maryland’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops to 10.9%, Hospitalizations at Lowest Level Since April 15

Maryland’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops to 10.9%, Hospitalizations at Lowest Level Since April 15

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped to 10.9%, and current total hospitalizations have fallen to their lowest level since April 15. Maryland’s Positivity Rate Continues Steady Decline. Maryland has now conducted 348,773 COVID-19 tests, including 9,412 tests over the last 24 hours. The state’s positivity rate peaked on April 17, when it reached 26.91%. Since then, it has dropped by 59.49%, down to 10.9% statewide. The positivity rate in Baltimore City is at 10.5%,...
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Two Transported to Area Trauma Center After Three Motorcycles Collide with Vehicle in Charlotte Hall

Two Transported to Area Trauma Center After Three Motorcycles Collide with Vehicle in Charlotte Hall

On Saturday, May 30, 2020, at approximately 1:56 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of the PNC Bank on Three Notch Road and Oak Station Drive in Charlotte Hall, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving four motorcycles and one sedan. Crews arrived on the scene to find three motorcyclists and a Ford sedan in the roadway involved in a t-bone style collision. Two motorcyclists were transported to area trauma centers with injuries believed to...
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Police in Charles County Need Help Locating Missing Juvenile

Police in Charles County Need Help Locating Missing Juvenile

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating Cary O. Spiers, III, 12, of Waldorf, who was reported missing on June 5 2020. A family member last saw him on June 4 at approximately 3:30 p.m. in the 9600 block of Lynchburg Place in Waldorf. Spiers is 5’3” and weighs about...
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Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Announce Youth Baseball Day Camp in June, 2020

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Announce Youth Baseball Day Camp in June, 2020

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs announced their plans to host a Youth Baseball Day Camp for the week of June 22nd at Regency Furniture Stadium. The camp will be run following social distancing guidelines. Twenty campers will be allowed to sign up each day, and will be separated into two groups of ten. Former...
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Maryland Surpasses Milestone of 400,000 COVID-19 Tests, Positivity Rate Drops to 8.4%

Maryland Surpasses Milestone of 400,000 COVID-19 Tests, Positivity Rate Drops to 8.4%

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that, after a series of testing expansions, the State of Maryland has surpassed the milestone of 400,000 COVID-19 tests. As the state prepares to enter Stage Two of reopening, Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped to 8.4% and total current hospitalizations have fallen to their lowest level since April 13....
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Maryland Reports 56,770 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 and 2,580 deaths. An Increase of 912 Cases and 34 Deaths.

Maryland Reports 56,770 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 and 2,580 deaths. An Increase of 912 Cases and 34 Deaths.

On Friday, June 5, 2020, Maryland reports 56,770 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,580 deaths. An increase of 912 cases, and 34 deaths. Negative tests results now total 290,956, an increase of 9,796 tests. Testing positivity continues to drop and is now at 8.44%, compared to 8.91% on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Number of...
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VIDEO: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking the Identities of Theft Suspects in California

VIDEO: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking the Identities of Theft Suspects in California

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 10:11 am, the suspects arrived at the 23000 block of Three Notch Road in California in a gray 2012-2016 Ford F150 truck driven by a white male wearing sunglasses. The passenger, wearing a Washington Redskins hoodie, grabbed the victim’s Stihl model 430 gas-powered leaf blower from the back...
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Wanted: Lifetime Registered Sex Offender – St. Mary’s County – Gary Ignatius Branson

Wanted: Lifetime Registered Sex Offender – St. Mary’s County – Gary Ignatius Branson

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Gary Ignatius Branson, 34 of Lexington Park. Branson, a lifetime registered sexual offender, is wanted on a warrant for failing to register as required by the sex offender registry and additional unrelated warrants. Branson is described as a black male with brown eyes...
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VIDEO: A Message from the Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry

VIDEO: A Message from the Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry

A Message from Sheriff Troy Berry: “I’d like to thank the Youth Council of the Charles County Chapter of the NAACP for inviting me to speak at the Gathering of Remembrance. I was humbled to be among the many young people who gave remarks. The Charles County Sheriff’s Office continues to be deeply committed...
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Maryland Reports 55,858 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 and 2,546 deaths. An increase of 876 Cases and 27 Deaths

Maryland Reports 55,858 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 and 2,546 deaths. An increase of 876 Cases and 27 Deaths

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, Maryland reports 55,858 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,546 deaths. An increase of 876 cases and 27 deaths. Negative tests results now total 281,160, an increase of 8,517 tests. Testing positivity continues to drop and is now at 8.91% Number of confirmed cases : 55,858 Number of persons tested negative...
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Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation Receives $10,000 from Waldorf Business Owners

Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation Receives $10,000 from Waldorf Business Owners

The Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation has received a $10,000 gift from Kamleshkumar and Javanika Patel, the owners of Bud Liquors, Inc. in Waldorf. The Foundation is earmarking the charitable contribution to the CRMC Resiliency Fund, which will support hospital care providers and operations during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. “The generosity of our...
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Governor Hogan Announces Beginning of Stage Two of Maryland’s COVID-19 Recovery, Safe and Gradual Reopening of Workplaces and Businesses

Governor Hogan Announces Beginning of Stage Two of Maryland’s COVID-19 Recovery, Safe and Gradual Reopening of Workplaces and Businesses

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland will begin to move into Stage Two of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ with a safe and gradual reopening of workplaces and businesses, along with additional personal services. This comes after the state’s positivity rate dropped to single digits, and total current hospitalizations fell to their...
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Another “Peace March” to be Held in Leonardtown on Friday, June 5th

Another “Peace March” to be Held in Leonardtown on Friday, June 5th

Following the successful peaceful demonstration held in Lexington Park on Monday, June 1st, and a much larger one on Wednesday, June 3rd in Leonardtown, another march is planned for Friday, June 5th, at 7:00 p.m., at the St. Mary’s County Governmental Center in Leonardtown. The event is slated to begin with a brief remark...
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Prince George’s County Police Investigating Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Suitland

Prince George’s County Police Investigating Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Suitland

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision late Sunday night in the 5800 block of Suitland Road. The preliminary investigation revealed a Dodge Charger sideswiped two vehicles on Suitland Road before ultimately striking a pole. PGPD investigators are working to determine exactly what led to...
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18-Year-Old Arrested After Shooting 14-Year-Old in Glen Burnie

18-Year-Old Arrested After Shooting 14-Year-Old in Glen Burnie

On May 21, 2020 at approximately 6:20 p.m. officers responded to the 100 block of Loyd Lane for a report of a shooting. A 14-year-old was located inside the building suffering from a single gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital with a non-life threatening injury. On June 1, 2020, after...
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First Responders Urge Motorists to Watch for Motorcyclists

First Responders Urge Motorists to Watch for Motorcyclists

Courtesy of the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, and Maryland Vehicle Administration – Motorcycles are vehicles with the same rights and privileges as any vehicle on the roadway. But in crashes, a motorcyclist is six times more likely to be hurt than a car driver. Motorcycles are smaller than cars and trucks, and it can...
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Maryland Reports 54,982 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and 2,519 Deaths, An Increase of 807 Cases and 45 Deaths in Last 24 Hours

Maryland Reports 54,982 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and 2,519 Deaths, An Increase of 807 Cases and 45 Deaths in Last 24 Hours

As of Wednesday, June 3, 2020, Maryland reports 54,982 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 2,519 deaths. An increase of 807 cases and 45 in the last 24 hours. Negative test results now total 272,643 tests. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 54,982 Number of persons tested negative : 272,643 Total testing volume : 380,716 Number...
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Police Investigating Arson Dumpster Fire in Great Mills

Police Investigating Arson Dumpster Fire in Great Mills

On Monday, June 1, 2020, at approximately 10:48 p.m., firefighters from Bay District responded to the 45800 block of Chancellors Run Court in Great Mills, for the reported dumpster on fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find fire showing from the neighborhood dumpster. On Tuesday, June 2, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office...
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Maryland State Fire Marshal Investigating Trailer and Barn Arson Fires in Calvert County

Maryland State Fire Marshal Investigating Trailer and Barn Arson Fires in Calvert County

On Monday, June 1, 2020, at approximately 9:33 p.m., firefighters responded to 2901 Yoes Corner Lane in St. Leonard, for a trailer and barn on fire. The owner is identified as Jean Estabrook, with the estimated loss of structure and contents at $25,500 Firefighters controlled the fire in under 20 minutes, with no injuries...
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