Two People Injured in Head-on Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

Two People Injured in Head-on Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

On Thursday, August 16, 2018, at approximately 7:55 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Midway Drive, and Great Mills Road, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway in a head-on style collision with all occupants out of the vehicles. Two patients were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash. Updates will be provided when...
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Police Arrest Lexington Park Man After Shooting 18-Year-Old Woman with Shotgun

Police Arrest Lexington Park Man After Shooting 18-Year-Old Woman with Shotgun

On Thursday, August 16, 2018 at approximately 12:20 p.m., Troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack, along with St. Mary’s County Deputies responded to the 48000 block of Hillside Drive, Lexington Park, for a reported shooting. Investigation revealed an argument at the residence led to the suspect, Michael Fischer, 21, of Lexington Park, firing a shot gun round towards an eighteen-year-old female, striking her in the leg. The victim suffered a non-life threatening injury and was later transported by ambulance to...
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UPDATE: Nanjemoy Man Found Guilty of Murdering Neighbor Over $30, Faces 70 Years in Prison

UPDATE: Nanjemoy Man Found Guilty of Murdering Neighbor Over $30, Faces 70 Years in Prison

UPDATE 8/16/2018: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, a Charles County jury, after a 6-day trial, convicted Marcus Darnell Johnson, 34 of Nanjemoy, of the Second Degree Murder of Wayne Proctor, Jr. and 6 counts of Reckless Endangerment. On December 23, 2017, officers responded to the 8300 block of Bowie Road in Nanjemoy for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered victim Wayne Proctor, Jr. lying unconscious on the...
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UPDATE: Police Identify 50-Year-Old Male Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Police Identify 50-Year-Old Male Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Lexington Park

UPDATE 8/14/2018: On August 13, 2018, at approximately 9:24 p.m. Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and emergency medical personnel responded to the 18000 block of Three Notch Road, in the area of Bay Forest Road in Lexington Park, for the report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival the pedestrian was found deceased. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded and continued the investigation. Initial investigation determined Richard Lee Summers Jr.,...
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Drunk Driver who Hit Police Officer All Smiles for Booking Photo

Drunk Driver who Hit Police Officer All Smiles for Booking Photo

In May of 2017, Michael Austin Mattingly, of Mechanicsville, was found guilty of causing a life-threatening injury to another as a result of the person’s negligently driving a motor vehicle while the person is under the influence of alcohol. Mattingly was sentenced to 3 years in jail with 2 of them suspended. Mattingly requested an appeal in the case and in November of 2017, Judge Michael J. Stamm dismissed the three charges of life-threatening injury by vehicle while under the influence...
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Search Warrant Leads to Arrest of Waldorf Man and Recovery of Illegal Drugs

Search Warrant Leads to Arrest of Waldorf Man and Recovery of Illegal Drugs

On Tuesday, August 7 at approximately 6:05 a.m., detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Section and officers assigned to the Emergency Services Team served a search warrant in the 2300 block of Alava Court in Waldorf. Officers located a quantity of marijuana, heroin, methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (molly), three digital scales, and other distribution-related paraphernalia. More than $8,000 in cash was also located. Ronald Matthew Tibbs, III, 26, of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with possession with the intent...
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Man Found on Beach at Point Lookout State Park Flown to Area Trauma Center

Man Found on Beach at Point Lookout State Park Flown to Area Trauma Center

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, at approximately 6:45 a.m., police, fire and rescue responded to Point Lookout Road, at Point Lookout State Park, for the reported unknown medical problem, possibly a subject not breathing. Dispatches advised there was a male on the beach with a severe head injuries and no other details available. Emergency personnel arrived on scene to find the 911 caller had found the male unresponsive with a lacerations to his head on the beach of Point...
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UPDATE: Police Release Name of Shooter in Attempted Murder/Suicide on Gallery Place

UPDATE: Police Release Name of Shooter in Attempted Murder/Suicide on Gallery Place

UPDATE 8/10/2018: Detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office have identified the suspect in the attempted murder on Gallery Place as Kenneth Everette Barnes, 38, of Waldorf. On August 9 at 12:30 p.m., Barnes shot the mother of his child multiple times and fled the scene. The victim was flown to a hospital with serious injuries. Officers canvassed the apartment building where the shooting occurred and discovered Barnes in the stairwell; he was deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound....
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Leonardtown Man Arrested for Reckless Endangerment and Assault After Shooting Up House in Park Hall

Leonardtown Man Arrested for Reckless Endangerment and Assault After Shooting Up House in Park Hall

On August 8, 2018, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Deputy Westphal of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 47000 block of Rosemary’s Lane in Park Hall, for a report of shots fired. Investigation determined Jens Edwin Hanson, 42 of Leonardtown, confronted the victim, brandished a firearm, and fired a shot near the victim while the parties were outside. The victim proceeded into a residence, at which point Hanson fired several additional shots; the victim’s residence was struck...
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Arrest Made After Shots Fired at Birthday Party for 12-Year-Old Girl

Arrest Made After Shots Fired at Birthday Party for 12-Year-Old Girl

On Saturday, August 4, 2018, at approximately 10:30 p.m.. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Lee Drive in Lexington Park, for reports of a fight in progress with shots fired. Investigation determined Tyrell Marquice Birdine, 17 of Lexington Park, was carrying a firearm on his person and discharged the weapon after a physical confrontation at a party. Police spoke to the homeowner who advised she was hosting a birthday party for her daughter who just turned...
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Lexington Park Man Charged with Attempted Murder

Lexington Park Man Charged with Attempted Murder

On August 4, 2018, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Corporal Stone of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21000 block of Endeavor Street, in Lexington Park, for a reported disturbance. Investigation determined Ted William Taylor Jr., 28 of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim with brass knuckles. Taylor also obtained a knife and threatened the victim with it. Taylor was arrested on a warrant and charged with the following: Attempted 1st Degree Murder Attempted 2nd Degree Murder Assault...
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Charles County Man Sentenced to 30 years in prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Charles County Man Sentenced to 30 years in prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Franklin Bate Ngosso, 34, to 55 years suspend all but 30 years in prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor and Sexual Offense in the Second Degree. The Court’s sentence included 5 years of supervised probation after the completion of his initial 30-year sentence. If he violates the terms of that probation, Ngosso faces going back to prison for the 25 years that the Court...
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Man Waiting To Take Driver’s Test at Glen Burnie DMV Arrested For Gun/Drugs In Car

Man Waiting To Take Driver’s Test at Glen Burnie DMV Arrested For Gun/Drugs In Car

Everyone knows compliance with traffic laws is important when taking your driver’s license test, but one man learned yesterday that compliance with criminal laws can be just as important for a successful visit to the MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration. Early yesterday afternoon, Reginald D. Wooding Jr., 22, of Baltimore, was waiting in line in his mother’s car to take his driving test at the MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration in Glen Burnie. A driver’s license examiner became suspicious when she...
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First Confirmed Longhorned Tick Found in Maryland

First Confirmed Longhorned Tick Found in Maryland

A National Veterinary Services Laboratory test has confirmed the presence of the Haemaphysalis longicornis tick, also known as the East Asian tick, the longhorned tick, and the bush tick, in Maryland. This is the first confirmed sighting of this tick species in the state. The longhorned tick was found on a white-tailed deer in Washington County and was confirmed on Friday, July 27. The state’s Departments of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources are working together to inform the public about this...
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WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 8/6/2018

WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 8/6/2018

The following persons are wanted by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit is responsible for the service of criminal and child support warrants as well as criminal summonses issued by the courts. They are also responsible for coordinating extraditions of suspects out of state. If you have information concerning these cases, you should take no action, but instead immediately contact the Calvert County Sheriff’s Department or your local law enforcement agency. Sascha Mary...
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Three Vehicles Involved in Crash That Sends One to Trauma Center

Three Vehicles Involved in Crash That Sends One to Trauma Center

On Friday, August 17, 2018, at approximately 8:45 a.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Pegg Road, and Liberty Street, in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, emergency personnel discovered two vehicles off the roadway, a Mazda Protege 5 against a guardrail with heavy front end...
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State Police Helicopter Performs Aerial Hoist of Passenger Aboard Cruise Ship in Southern Maryland

State Police Helicopter Performs Aerial Hoist of Passenger Aboard Cruise Ship in Southern Maryland

A Maryland State Police helicopter crew helped rescue a sick passenger off of a cruise ship Thursday evening. On August 17, 2018, shortly after 9:45 p.m., the United States Coast Guard – Sector Baltimore was notified by Royal Caribbean Cruise Line that they had a passenger requiring immediate medical evacuation on its Grandeur of...
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Budds Creek Raceway is Home to the Prestigious Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this Weekend

Budds Creek Raceway is Home to the Prestigious Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this Weekend

Budds Creek Raceway is home to the 29th Annual Budds Creek National – Round 11 of the prestigious Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Nestled one hour south of our Nation’s capital, Washington D.C., the Budds Creek National is the best way to get outside and enjoy the sun, friends...
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Smokey Joe’s Restaurant Closes Their Doors in Lexington Park, and Reopens in Leonardtown

Smokey Joe’s Restaurant Closes Their Doors in Lexington Park, and Reopens in Leonardtown

The last day to eat at Smokey Joe’s Restaurant on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park will be Friday, August 17, 2018. According to a Smokey Joe’s Facebook post “This will be the last week we will be open in Lexington Park! We’re closing the store at close of business on Friday. We appreciate...
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Bay District Volunteer Fire Department to Host 75th Anniversary Celebration

Bay District Volunteer Fire Department to Host 75th Anniversary Celebration

The Bay District Volunteer Fire Department wanted to update everyone on the upcoming 75th Anniversary Celebration. The celebration is Saturday, August 25, 2018, from 11:00 until 4:00. Parade starts at 11:00 am Celebration events start after the parade The celebration is open to the public and FREE to attend. We will start the day off...
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Charles County Public Schools Launches new Volunteer Registration System, Includes Background Checks and Craining

Charles County Public Schools Launches new Volunteer Registration System, Includes Background Checks and Craining

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is launching a new registration system this school year for volunteers at schools, centers or other CCPS buildings, activities or events. Registration is required for volunteers and includes a prescreening questionnaire, review of training materials followed by a short quiz, and the completion of a background check through CCPS....
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College of Southern Maryland Announces September 2018 Events

College of Southern Maryland Announces September 2018 Events

Leonardtown Campus Wellness and Aquatics Closes for Maintenance. 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 – Tuesday, Sept. 4. Leonardtown Campus, Building D, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. During this closure, the College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus competition pool will be drained and receive a new plaster coat and the fitness center will receive a new...
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Three Hundred Ten Pound Shark Caught off Cedar Point in St. Mary’s County

Three Hundred Ten Pound Shark Caught off Cedar Point in St. Mary’s County

Southern Marylander’s have been sharing a photo of a 310 pound bull shark on Facebook for the past 24 hours. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources confirmed that Larry”Boo” Powley accidentally caught a 310-pound, 8.6-foot long bull shark off Cedar Point in St. Mary’s County. The bull shark, known to consume fish, sharks and...
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La Plata Man Steals Thousands of Dollars Worth of Lottery Tickets and Liquor from Employer

La Plata Man Steals Thousands of Dollars Worth of Lottery Tickets and Liquor from Employer

On July 26, 2018, at approximately 8:45 p.m., a deputy from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office went to Ollie’s Bar and Liquor at 6970 Hawthorne Road, La Plata, for the report of a theft. Police made contact with the owner who reported that employee James Travis Breiner, 34, of La Plata, had been stealing...
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Police Respond to Pegg Road Shell and Find Two Overdose Victims in Vehicle

Police Respond to Pegg Road Shell and Find Two Overdose Victims in Vehicle

On Monday, August 13, 2018, at approximately 9:45 p.m., police, fire and emergency medical personnel responded to the Lexington Park Shell Station on Three Notch Road and Pegg Road, for the report of a female unconscious in a vehicle. Personnel arrived on scene and found two subjects unresponsive in the vehicle, suffering from apparent...
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House Fire Reported in Lusby

House Fire Reported in Lusby

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, at approximately 6:35 a.m., Firefighters from Solomons, St. Leonard, Bay District, Hollywood, Leonardtown and surrounding companies responded to 13042 Mill Creek Road, in Lusby, for the reported house fire. Prior to firefighters arriving on scene, dispatchers advised they had multiple callers stating the rear of the house was on...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/12/2018 to 8/18/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/12/2018 to 8/18/2018

During the week of August 12, to August 18, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Police and Owners of Liquor Stores in St. Mary’s County Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Bottle Thieves

Police and Owners of Liquor Stores in St. Mary’s County Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Bottle Thieves

The three females in the video below were caught stealing from ABC Liquors and HV Liquors in California, and are suspects in a theft and property damage at 2000 Liquors in Lexington Park. They were also identified by two other stores as coming into their stores attempting to steal bottles of liquor. In the...
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Vehicle Fire Under Investigation in Lexington Park

Vehicle Fire Under Investigation in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at approximately 7:10 p.m., firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to North Essex Drive in the area of Hancock Road, for the reported vehicle fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a Ford Focus with light smoke coming from the back seat, the fire was extinguished by...
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Wednesday’s Pet is MAY

Wednesday’s Pet is MAY

Wednesdays Pet for 08-08-18 MAY Featured Pet: May Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 May is a young Chihuahua Mix. She is super sweet and loving. May is playful, fun but also loves to relax. She does great...
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Landover Man Sentenced to Over 20 Years in Federal Prison For Charges Related to the Firebombing of His Girlfriend’s Apartment

Landover Man Sentenced to Over 20 Years in Federal Prison For Charges Related to the Firebombing of His Girlfriend’s Apartment

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Richard Butler III, age 36, of Landover, Maryland today to 243 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of an explosive; malicious use of explosive materials; and transportation of explosive materials with intent to kill, injure, or intimidate,...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $146.5 Million in Revenue During July

Maryland Casinos Generate $146.5 Million in Revenue During July

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that July 2018 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos totaled $146,498,031, an increase of 5.6% compared to the July 2017 total of $138,756,987. Contributions to the State of Maryland from July 2018 casino gaming revenue totaled $60,564,399, including $45,415,176 for the Education Trust Fund. Casino gaming revenues...
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