Crime Solvers in Charles County Offering Cash Reward in Armed Robberies of Pharmacies

Crime Solvers in Charles County Offering Cash Reward in Armed Robberies of Pharmacies

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the identities of the suspects involved in two armed robberies in which pharmacies were targeted. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects. The first robbery occurred on March 5 at 9:51 a.m. at a pharmacy on High Street in Waldorf. The other robbery occurred on March 21 at 1 p.m. at a pharmacy in...
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Charles County BBQ Restaurant Shut Down After Video of Filthy Conditions Goes Viral

Charles County BBQ Restaurant Shut Down After Video of Filthy Conditions Goes Viral

George’s BBQ in Indian Head was recently shut down by the Charles County Department of Health after filthy conditions were seen in a YouTube video of the kitchen. The video was brought to the attention of the health department after it was posted online by Anthony Byrd. The Charles County Department of Health posted the following statement on their Facebook page: The Charles County Department of Health is aware of the video circulating on Facebook of George’s Ribs in Indian...
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Alcohol Suspected in California Crash That Sends Two to Hospital

Alcohol Suspected in California Crash That Sends Two to Hospital

On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at approximately 8:20 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to 22781 Three Notch Road for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a structure. Crews arrived on scene to find one vehicle in the Northbound lanes of 235, and one vehicle that had crashed into the front of the Jiffy Lube. Two patients were transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries. One patient signed care refusal forms on the scene. The St. Mary’s...
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Routine Prisoner Transport for Charles County Corrections Officers Turns into Life-Saving Event

Routine Prisoner Transport for Charles County Corrections Officers Turns into Life-Saving Event

On March 13 at 3:35 p.m., Charles County Corrections officers CFC Eric Keys and Cpl. Phillip Norris were conducting a prisoner transport in the area of Route 301 and Trade Zone Avenue in Bowie, when they observed an SUV had run off the roadway, struck a tree and caught fire. The officers pulled over and observed a man trying to break open a window with a hammer. CFC Keys quickly exited the van with a fire extinguisher, while CFC...
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UPDATE: La Plata Student Had Been Bringing Loaded Handgun to School Since December of Last Year

UPDATE: La Plata Student Had Been Bringing Loaded Handgun to School Since December of Last Year

UPDATE 3/19/2019: According to court documents, Kristopher Alexander Raul McDonald, 16, of La Plata, told police he made the brownies the day before (3/18/2019) and infused them with marijuana. He stated he had eaten two brownies prior to his arrest. He stated he was going to give some brownies to his friends at school. When asked if was going to sell them for money, he stated he wasn’t sure. When asked about the handgun McDonald told police, he bought...
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Expect Delays in White Sands Area After Motor Vehicle Accident

Expect Delays in White Sands Area After Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: Roadway is now open NB and SB Rt4/White Sands Dr. More. 4:00 p.m.: The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is reporting, southbound Route 2/4 in the area of White Sands is slow moving with one lane open. Police and emergency personnel continue to investigate and remove vehicles from the roadway. A commercial vehicle and a fuel tanker are involved in the crash.
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Wanted, Convicted Felon was Arrested and Released in Calvert County After Found with Handgun

Wanted, Convicted Felon was Arrested and Released in Calvert County After Found with Handgun

On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, Deputy Mason and Deputy First Class Mohler of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to Fairground Road in Prince Frederick for the report of a wanted individual with an open warrant. Upon arrival, Deputies Mason and Mohler observed the wanted individual in a parking lot. The suspect, Lemuel Mckinley Mackall Jr., 35, of Prince Frederick, advised deputies he was unaware of the pending arrest warrant. DFC Mohler asked Mackall if he had any weapons...
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Maryland State Police Arrest 89 For DUI Over St. Patrick’s Day Holiday

Maryland State Police Arrest 89 For DUI Over St. Patrick’s Day Holiday

UPDATE: Maryland State Police arrested close to 100 people for driving while impaired and issued close to 1,000 speeding citations over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. From March 16 to 18, 2019, troopers arrested 89 people for driving under the influence, issued 999 speeding citations, 3,039 additional citations and 3,933 warnings and conducted 5,843 traffic stops. State police also investigated 141 crashes, including three that were fatal, and answered 5,189 calls for service over that span. This effort was...
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Two Arrested at Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday Night in St. Mary’s County

Two Arrested at Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday Night in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, with support from the Maryland State Police, held a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, March 16, 2019. During the course of the operation at Route 235 and Valley Drive in Lexington Park, 437 vehicles drove through the checkpoint and two motorists were subsequently arrested for impaired driving. 3/13/2019: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of other agencies, will be conducting a roadside sobriety checkpoint during the evening of Saturday, March...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Make Drug Arrest in California

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Make Drug Arrest in California

In January of 2019, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division, began an investigation into Melvin Jerome Maddox, 50 of Lexington Park, regarding his involvement in the distribution of controlled dangerous substances. As a result, a search and seizure warrant was obtained for Maddox’s person, vehicle and residence. On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division observed Maddox as a passenger in a vehicle in the California area. A...
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VIDEO: Family of Seven Displaced After Accidental Fire Completely Destroys Home in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Family of Seven Displaced After Accidental Fire Completely Destroys Home in Lexington Park

On Monday, March 18, 2019, at approximately 6:05 a.m., firefighters from NAS Patuxent River, Bay District, Hollywood, and Valley Lee responded to the 47400 Block of Southampton Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported house fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a 1-story single family residence with fire showing from multiple sides of the house with all occupants accounted for and out of the home. Firefighters controlled the fire in approximately 50 minutes. The fire is reportedly caused...
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Three Injured After Serious Motor Vehicle Accident in California

Three Injured After Serious Motor Vehicle Accident in California

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, at approximately 9:50 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Patuxent Beach Road and Patuxent Boulevard in California, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one person trapped. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles off the roadway in a t-bone style collision and resting against a woodline, with two patients trapped in a Jeep. Firefighters from Bay District and Hollywood worked together to extricate two patients in...
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VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a School Bus and a Fuel Truck Reported in Leonardtown

VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a School Bus and a Fuel Truck Reported in Leonardtown

On Friday, March 15th, 2019, at approximately 12:10 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and College Circle in Leonardtown, for the motor vehicle accident involving an occupied school bus. Crews arrived on scene to find a fuel truck and a St. Mary’s County Public School Bus in the roadway with both vehicles leaking fluids. Six patients were checked out by emergency medical personnel. Two children and Three adults were transported to...
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VIDEO: Help Identify Male Suspect in Motor Vehicle Breaking & Entering Case in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Help Identify Male Suspect in Motor Vehicle Breaking & Entering Case in Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person seen in the video below. On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at approximately 2:35 a.m., the suspect entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle in the 46100 block of Nancy Court in Lexington Park. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or this incident is asked to call Deputy Phillip Henry at 301-475-4200 ext. *8012 or email phillip.henry@stmarysmd.com. Case # 14840-19
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K9 Brock to be Memorialized in May

K9 Brock to be Memorialized in May

Along with several other fallen police canines across the country, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office’s K9 Brock will be honored at the Second Annual Police K9 Memorial Service in Washington D.C. on Saturday, May 11, 2019. K9 Brock’s watch ended on Jan. 18, 2018 after a training accident. A four-year-old German Shepherd, Brock served for three years. Brock’s handler Cpl. William Rishel has been invited to represent the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office at the memorial service. The public...
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VIDEO: No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Crashes into Lexington Park Shopping Center

VIDEO: No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Crashes into Lexington Park Shopping Center

On Thursday, March 21, 2019, at approximately 6:20 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the St. Mary’s Square on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident with a building involved. Crews arrived on scene to find a single vehicle on the sidewalk into the front of pizza...
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Wanted Woman Arrested After Stealing Purse from Dollar Tree in Lexington Park.

Wanted Woman Arrested After Stealing Purse from Dollar Tree in Lexington Park.

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Deputy First Class Holdsworth was in the Lexington Park area, when a theft that had just occurred was broadcast with a suspect and vehicle description. DFC. Holdsworth saw a vehicle in the area that matched the suspect vehicle description, with an occupant matching the suspect description in the vehicle....
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Rumors of Shooting at Esperanza Middle School are False

Rumors of Shooting at Esperanza Middle School are False

After receiving multiple calls and emails from parents, SMNEWSNET was able to obtain the following email that was sent to parents of students at Esperanza Middle School. Good evening Esperanza Middle School Community – We have been receiving inquiries in regards to rumors referencing a potential shooting at EMS. Once we were made aware...
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Forgotten Ticket Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize for Newburg man

Forgotten Ticket Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize for Newburg man

“Who would want to win a measly $1 million prize?” was the question that a self-described jackpot “Bandwagon Player” would often ask himself. That was before March 9, when the Charles County resident captured that tidy sum while attempting to hit the rapidly rising Powerball jackpot. The new millionaire accomplished the feat by matching...
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Troopers From La Plata Barrack Conduct Seat Belt Enforcement Initiative

Troopers From La Plata Barrack Conduct Seat Belt Enforcement Initiative

Five Maryland State Troopers from the La Plata Barrack conducted a seat belt enforcement initiative from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, on Route 5 south at Post Office Road. As a result, troopers conducted 53 traffic stops, issued 35 citations (27 for seat belt violations) and 24 warnings (12...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Say No Sustained or Credible Threats Were Identified at Area Schools

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Say No Sustained or Credible Threats Were Identified at Area Schools

UPDATE: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted a joint investigation with St. Mary’s County Public Schools, regarding threats circulating via text messages and on social media. After an extensive investigation, no sustained or credible threats were identified. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and St. Mary’s County Public Schools will continue to fully...
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Maryland State Police Investigating 16-Year-Old Male Shot on I-495 In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating 16-Year-Old Male Shot on I-495 In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Monday evening on Interstate 495 South in Prince George’s County. At approximately 6:45 p.m. on Monday, troopers from the Criminal Enforcement Division South Region responded to University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center on a report of a walk-in shooting victim. According to a preliminary...
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Congressman Hoyer Releases Statement on Anniversary of Great Mills School Shooting

Congressman Hoyer Releases Statement on Anniversary of Great Mills School Shooting

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County: “I join with the Great Mills High School community in remembering Jaelynn Willey, whose life was tragically and senselessly cut short one year ago. My prayers and deepest sympathies are...
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Police in Calvert County Seeking Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect in Dunkirk

Police in Calvert County Seeking Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect in Dunkirk

In the early morning hours of March 10, 2019, the subject shown burglarized R & J Liquor at 2797 W Chesapeake Beach Road, in Dunkirk. The subject stole multiple bottles of alcohol for possible resale purposes in the DMV area. The subject is described as a black male, between 45 and 60 years of...
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UPDATE: Video Added – Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Reward in Multiple Property Damage Cases

UPDATE: Video Added – Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Reward in Multiple Property Damage Cases

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating multiple incidents of property damage in which unknown suspect(s) shot out windows to cars. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspect(s). Over the last two weeks, during the...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Shoplifter

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Shoplifter

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On Sunday, February 24, 2019, at approximately 3:20 p.m., the suspect put a 32-inch Visio television and other merchandise into a shopping cart and left the California Walmart store without paying for the items. Anyone with information about the identity...
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Jazz Fest, Job Fair, Open Houses, Connections with Edna Troiano and the Stage Production of Pippin Highlight a Busy April at CSM

Jazz Fest, Job Fair, Open Houses, Connections with Edna Troiano and the Stage Production of Pippin Highlight a Busy April at CSM

Area Public School Jazz Band Clinic at CSM. 9 a.m., April 4-5. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center (FA), 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Beginning at 9 a.m. and throughout the day, award-winning trumpeter Dr. James Moore will rehearse and critique jazz band students from area public schools as part...
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Impaired Driving Suspected in Single Vehicle Rollover Crash in Lexington Park

Impaired Driving Suspected in Single Vehicle Rollover Crash in Lexington Park

On Sunday, March 17, 2019, at approximately 10:15 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Great Mills Road and Prather Drive in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious. Crews arrived on scene to find a single vehicle in an embankment on its side, with the driver and...
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Letter to the Editor – Maryland’s Move Over Law

Letter to the Editor – Maryland’s Move Over Law

Every day more than 16,000 Maryland law enforcement officers say goodbye to their families and head out to protect and serve their communities. As a police officer, both you and your family know the risks of the job when you’re sworn in to wear the badge – impaired drivers, weapons, domestic incidents gone wrong,...
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Two Motor Vehicle Accidents Reported On Thomas Johnson Bridge in Under 2 Hours

Two Motor Vehicle Accidents Reported On Thomas Johnson Bridge in Under 2 Hours

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, at approximately 7:15 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the base of the Thomas Johnson Bridge in Solomons,  for the motor vehicle accident reported head-on. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway in a head-on style collision, on the Calvert side of The...
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Two Motor Vehicle Accidents Reported in Hollywood Less Than 30 Minutes Apart

Two Motor Vehicle Accidents Reported in Hollywood Less Than 30 Minutes Apart

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, at approximately 1:00 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Hollywood Road in Hollywood, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene to find four vehicles in the roadway in a rear-end style collision. One patient was...
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No Injuries Reported in Single Vehicle Crash That Results in Vehicle Fire in Lexington Park

No Injuries Reported in Single Vehicle Crash That Results in Vehicle Fire in Lexington Park

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, at approximately 8:30 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Three Notch Road and Expedition Park Way in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Shortly after volunteer firefighters responded, dispatch advised the vehicle was now reportedly on fire. Crews arrived on scene to find...
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