Lexington Park Man Arrested for Friday Night Stabbing

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Friday Night Stabbing

On Friday, July 21, 2017, at approximately 8:10 p.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a stabbing in Lexington Park. Emergency personnel and police responded to Patuxent Road, in Lexington Park and upon arrival found a male in his forties suffering from a stab wound to his groin area. The victim was taken to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital by ambulance. Upon arrival at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, it was determined that the patient...
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Charles County High School Teacher Found Not Guilty of Student Allegations of Sexual Abuse

Charles County High School Teacher Found Not Guilty of Student Allegations of Sexual Abuse

On Thursday, July 20, 2017, a Charles County jury found Ronald Wells, a science teacher from Henry E. Lackey High School, not guilty of student allegations of sexual abuse. Two students had accused Wells in the spring of 2016 of allegedly attempting to engage in sexual abuse. One student made his allegation on April 29, 2016. A second allegation by a different student was made in May 2016 about an incident that occurred a year prior, in May or...
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Great Mills Man Arrested for Handgun Violation and Drug Possession

Great Mills Man Arrested for Handgun Violation and Drug Possession

On Monday, July 3, 2017, Deputy M. Beyer of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was on foot patrol in the area of Foxchase Apartments. When Beyer approached a group in the area, one of them, Travis Devon Floyd, 29, of Great Mills, quickly took off running. Beyer gave chase and observed a silver gun fall from Floyd’s possession. Floyd was taken into custody, and further investigation revealed he was also in possession of suspected CDS: Not Marijuana. Floyd was...
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Great Mills Woman Arrested for Selling Alcohol to Underaged Informant

Great Mills Woman Arrested for Selling Alcohol to Underaged Informant

In response to complaints received by the St. Mary’s County Alcohol Beverage Board, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted an alcohol enforcement operation at Jughead Liquors, on Alton Lane, in California. During the operation, an underage buyer entered the business and returned a short time later with alcohol. A description of the clerk who sold the alcohol to the underage informant was given to the investigating deputy. The clerk was identified as Donna Carol McMurray, 58, of Great...
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UPDATE: Police Arrest Mechanicsville Man After Road Rage Shooting in Alexandria

UPDATE: Police Arrest Mechanicsville Man After Road Rage Shooting in Alexandria

UPDATE: Stickell is currently being held on a no bond status. 7/19/2017: The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on the Eisenhower Connector near the 495 off-ramp. At approximately 7:56 a.m., on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, officers were dispatched to a shooting. The initial investigation has shown that a “road rage” incident occurred between the occupants of two vehicles. The driver of one vehicle shot at the occupants of a second vehicle. Officers located an injured female,...
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VIDEO: Bryans Road Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Police Chase

VIDEO: Bryans Road Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Police Chase

On Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at approximately 1:52 a.m., Trooper First Class C. Ditoto, from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack was on duty operating his marked Maryland State Police cruiser on Chancellors Run Road in the area of Maryland Route 235, in Lexington Park. Trooper Ditoto observed a silver Chevrolet traveling directly in front of his patrol vehicle, and noticed the registration on the vehicle was expired. When Trooper Ditoto activated his emergency equipment and attempted to make...
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Two Teens Arrested for Burglary at Target in Waldorf

Two Teens Arrested for Burglary at Target in Waldorf

On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 4:05 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm activation at Target on Western Parkway, in Waldorf. When officers arrived, they observed a male suspect running back inside the store. Officers established a perimeter and a police K9 searched the building. Two suspects were located in the back of the store and apprehended without incident. Investigation showed the suspects hid inside until the store was closed for the evening....
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Lexington Park Grandmother Arrested for Child Abuse

Lexington Park Grandmother Arrested for Child Abuse

On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Deputy B. Gaskill of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46000 block of Yorktown Road in Lexington Park for a reported assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Nikki Pistorio, 55, of Lexington Park, struck the juvenile victim in the face multiple times. During the assault, she also struck a witness in the arm with a shovel. The victim displayed visible injuries. Pistorio was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

On Saturday, June 24, 2017, Deputy V. Pontorno of the St, Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling the area of the 20000 block of Point Lookout Road in Great Mills when he observed suspicious subjects in the area of the gazebo. As Pontorno approached the area on foot, he noticed signs the suspects, Troy Allen Jones, 24, of Lexington Park, and Kacey Grace Medeiros, 24, of No Fixed Address, appeared to be living in the park. A search of...
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UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Mechanicsville Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Mechanicsville Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE 7/17/2017 @ 5:00 p.m.: Update: The driver of the Dodge Avenger, 24-year-old Holly Anne Blankenship, succumbed to her injuries while being treated at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. 7/13/2017: On July 13, 2017, at 5:55 p.m., a 2010 Dodge Avenger being operated by a 24-year-old female of Mechanicsville, attempted to cross northbound Three Notch Road in the area of New Market Turner Road when the motor vehicle failed to yield-right-of way and was struck by a 2015 Dodge Durango being...
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UPDATE: Baltimore Man Sentenced to 40 Years for Killing of 18-Year-Old Waldorf Teen in Drug Deal Gone Bad

UPDATE: Baltimore Man Sentenced to 40 Years for Killing of 18-Year-Old Waldorf Teen in Drug Deal Gone Bad

UPDATE 7/17/2017: On Monday, July 17, 2017, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Erik Nice sentenced Deavan Quindel Jefferson, 20, of Baltimore to 30 years for the murder of Reuel Hicks, 18, of Waldorf. Jefferson was also given 20 years for a firearms charge with all but 10 years suspended. UPDATE 10/27/2016 @ 10:40 a.m.: On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at approximately 8:00 p.m., officers responded to the 11100 block of Mall Circle for the report of a shooting. A preliminary investigation showed...
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Name Released in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Park Hall

Name Released in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Park Hall

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision in the area of Point Lookout Road and North Snow Hill Manor Road On July 15, 2017, at 9:13 a.m., patrol units from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single motor vehicle collision in the area of Point Lookout Road and North Snow Hill Manor Road. Units arrived and located a 2015 Toyota Corolla off the roadway. The driver was pronounced deceased by Emergency Medical Personnel....
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Responds to Social Media Accusations

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Responds to Social Media Accusations

Sheriff Mike Evans and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is aware of the various accusations being made by a commuter during a recent traffic stop in Calvert County. The commuter was stopped during a laser enforced traffic initiative. The speed was recorded as 76 mph in a 55 mph zone. During the stop a K-9 unit positively alerted to the odor of narcotics in the vehicle, giving probable cause for a search. The commuter was on the phone with...
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Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Newburg

Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Newburg

On July 14, 2017 at approximately 11:15 a.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a personal injury motor vehicle collision on Rock Point Road west of Kings Farm Place, in Newburg. The preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers indicates that a 2007 Chrysler 300M orerated by Betty Jo Saunders, 72 Newburg, was traveling westbound on Rock Point Road when, for an unknown reason, she crossed over the double yellow centerline and struck a 2014 Ford...
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57-Year-Old Man Bitten and Trampled by a Camel in Charles County

57-Year-Old Man Bitten and Trampled by a Camel in Charles County

On Friday, July 14, 2017, at approximately 2:40 p.m., a 57-year-old man was bitten and trampled by a camel at the Charles County Fairgrounds in La Plata. The man suffered severe head injuries and was medevaced by Maryland state police helicopter Trooper 2. The camel was in a horse trailer. The camel was part of Lewis and Clark Circus, who was renting out the fair grounds. Performances at the Charles Co. fairgrounds were cancelled due to a county permitting...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Announces National Night Out Participating Communities

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Announces National Night Out Participating Communities

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, from 6 pm-8 pm, neighborhoods throughout St. Mary’s County will join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 34th Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and will involve over 11,000 communities from...
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Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

On Friday, July 14, 2017, at 11:15 a.m., the suspect placed items from the Lexington Park Family Dollar store into his black backpack and fled without paying for the merchandise. The Lexington Park Family Dollar store is located at 21703 Great Mills Road. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect and/or about...
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Clinton Man Sentenced To 30 Months In Federal Court For Wire Fraud

Clinton Man Sentenced To 30 Months In Federal Court For Wire Fraud

John Calvin Baltimore, age 37, of Clinton, Maryland was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release and restitution of $239,609 by U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis. Baltimore pleaded guilty to wire fraud in a scheme where he defrauded his employer by stealing cash from a large safe...
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Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Motorcycle Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Motorcycle Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on July 19, 2017 last night, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack responded to a fatal collision on US-Rt.1 (Baltimore Avenue) at Prince Georges Avenue, in Beltsville. There was a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle involved in this collision. The Motorcycle driver was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Preliminary...
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Cooling Centers Available in Charles County During Summer Months

Cooling Centers Available in Charles County During Summer Months

As the summer heat begins, it is important to stay cool and hydrated. When the National Weather issues a Heat Advisory, Excessive Heat Watch, Excessive Heat Warning, or Air Quality Alert of Orange or greater, the following public buildings are open during regular business hours for use by residents: Capital Clubhouse (Monday through Sunday, 9...
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Cooling Centers Available in Calvert County During Sweltering Temperatures

Cooling Centers Available in Calvert County During Sweltering Temperatures

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for later this week as temperatures are expected to exceed 105 degrees. The Calvert County Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management reminds citizens there are several places in Calvert County to visit if they need to cool off. The county’s community centers...
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As Temperatures Soar Cooling Centers will be Available in St. Mary’s County

As Temperatures Soar Cooling Centers will be Available in St. Mary’s County

With temperatures expected to climb into the mid 90’s and heat indexes possibly exceeding 105 degrees across the region Wednesday and Thursday, the Department of Emergency Services and Technology is encouraging citizens to prepare. Drink fluid daily to prevent dehydration. Water, fruit juices and juice drinks are the best choices. Avoid alcohol and caffeine...
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Wednesday’s Pet is TOY

Wednesday’s Pet is TOY

Wednesday’s Pet for 7/19/17 is TOY Featured Pet: Toy Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Terrier Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee:  Has been paid by Prince Frederick Chrysler Toy is a scruffy, talking, bundle of energy.  He loves to talk and play ball. ...
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Prince George’s Co. Man Faces Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

Prince George’s Co. Man Faces Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

Maryland State Police have charged a Prince George’s County man with possession of drugs after he was stopped earlier today on westbound Rt. 50 at Southaven Road in Annapolis. The suspect is identified as Nathan Campbell, 29, of Temple Hills. He is charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, intent to distribute and...
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Drivers Urged to Use Caution for Potential Hazardous Weather this Afternoon

Drivers Urged to Use Caution for Potential Hazardous Weather this Afternoon

The National Weather Service warned that this week’s excessive heat could lead to isolated storms that could cause flash flooding in the Baltimore-Washington region this afternoon and into the evening. These storms, which many areas experienced Monday afternoon, develop rapidly and can produce, locally, significant rain fall.  Additionally, severe weather could cause fallen trees/limbs,...
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Take the Buy Local Challenge (JULY 22-30) It’s a Win, Win!

Take the Buy Local Challenge (JULY 22-30) It’s a Win, Win!

The annual statewide Buy Local Challenge (BLC) encourages everyone to eat something from a local farm every day during Buy Local Week, July 22 – 30, 2017. Individuals, businesses and organizations can take the Challenge, which is voluntary pledge to eat Maryland farm products (produce, dairy, seafood, meats and fruit) for one week. Locally...
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SMECO awards matching contribution

SMECO awards matching contribution

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) recently received a $4,500 contribution from CoBank to award to Christmas in April organizations in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. Each organization is receiving $1,500 through CoBank’s Sharing Success program, a $3 million charitable fund to benefit cooperatives and the charitable groups they support. As a CoBank customer,...
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Troopers in Prince George’s County to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Troopers in Prince George’s County to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Troopers from the Maryland State Police and officers from the Capitol Heights Police Department will conducting a joint DUI checkpoint on Friday, July 21, 2107 at 9:30 p.m., with the primary purpose of educating the motoring public in Prince George’s County about the dangers of impaired driving. During the checkpoint law enforcement personnel will...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/17/2017 to 7/21/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/17/2017 to 7/21/2017

During the week of July 10, to July 14, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Cameras are activated Monday through Friday,...
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Maryland Awarded $2 Million in Grants to Prepare for Terrorist Attacks

Maryland Awarded $2 Million in Grants to Prepare for Terrorist Attacks

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has been awarded $2,098,575 in order to prepare the State and local communities for terrorist attacks. The award, announced earlier today by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is part of the Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack Program, which will provide $35.94 million to selected recipients to improve their...
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Governor Larry Hogan Joins Multi-State Cyber Compact, K-12 Computer Science Partnership at National Governors Association Summer Conference

Governor Larry Hogan Joins Multi-State Cyber Compact, K-12 Computer Science Partnership at National Governors Association Summer Conference

While attending the 2017 National Governors Association (NGA) Summer Meeting in Providence, RI, Governor Larry Hogan joined a multi-state cybersecurity compact, as well as a partnership to expand K-12 computer science education. The Compact to Improve State Cybersecurity is part of the NGA’s “Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge” Initiative. The compact,...
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Letter to the Editor: Calvert County Sheriffs: “I was just going to work…”

Letter to the Editor: Calvert County Sheriffs: “I was just going to work…”

The following information was published online on July 14, 2017, by Adrian A. Hall. A link to the original content can be found HERE. Hello, my name is Adrian A. Hall. On Monday, July 10th, 2017 at around 6:45am, the start of an unnecessary day began. I am a member of the Bricklayers &...
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