First Responders Respond to Two Seperate Serious Motor Vehicle Collisions in Under an Hour

First Responders Respond to Two Seperate Serious Motor Vehicle Collisions in Under an Hour

On Sunday, July 26, 2020, at 9:15 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Golden Beach Road and Jarrell Drive in Mechanicsville, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious, with one vehicle overturned with subjects trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find one vehicle on its side after striking a utility pole, with two patients out of the vehicle with no entrapment. One patient was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. One...
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Lexington Park Man Charged with Attempted Murder After Drive-by Shooting in Leonardtown

Lexington Park Man Charged with Attempted Murder After Drive-by Shooting in Leonardtown

On July 22, 2020, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 27300 block of Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the reported assault involving a firearm. Deputies arrived on scene and located a female victim, age 31, suffering from a gunshot wound to her right foot. The victim advised deputies she was traveling in a vehicle on Point Lookout Road, when a vehicle drove up beside her on the shoulder of the road, and an...
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First Responders Stay Busy Throughout Southern Maryland During Hurricane Isaias

First Responders Stay Busy Throughout Southern Maryland During Hurricane Isaias

On Tuesday, August 4, 2020, Southern Maryland suffered severe flooding, three confirmed separate Tornadoes, and the impacts from Hurricane Isaias. St. Mary’s County Volunteer Fire and Rescue personnel handled a total of 134 calls throughout the day which included multiple water rescues, structure collapses, a fatal motor vehicle accident, many trees and wires down, and road failures. We thank all our fire and rescue responders and wonderful workers at the Sheriff’s Offices, SMECO, METCOM, Maryland Department of Transportation and...
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UPDATE: Police Identify Driver Killed After Tree Falls on Her Vehicle While Traveling on Route 235 in Mechanicsville

UPDATE: Police Identify Driver Killed After Tree Falls on Her Vehicle While Traveling on Route 235 in Mechanicsville

UPDATE: Tiaesa Sade Lake, 31 of Suitland, has been identified as the victim in the fatal collision. At the time of the collision, Lake was operating a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. UPDATE: On August 4, 2020, at approximately 9:33 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 29500 block of Three Notch Road, in the area of Charlotte Hall School Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported single vehicle collision. Deputies arrived on scene and observed...
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Police Re-Arrest Man Connected to a Violent Domestic-Related Assault/ Attempted Murder

Police Re-Arrest Man Connected to a Violent Domestic-Related Assault/ Attempted Murder

UPDATE 8/4/2020: Charles County Sheriff’s officers assigned to the Warrant/Fugitive Unit located Eric Benjamin Mitchell, 22, of Waldorf who was wanted for leaving a rehab facility the courts had ordered him to after being charged with the attempted murder of his girlfriend.  On February 9, officers responded to a 9-1-1 call in the 3300 block of Gallery Place in Waldorf for a domestic assault in progress. Mitchell is alleged to have stabbed his girlfriend in the abdomen after she...
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NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Restricted to Mission Essential Personnel/Telework Status Due to Hurricane Isaias

NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Restricted to Mission Essential Personnel/Telework Status Due to Hurricane Isaias

NAS Patuxent River has restricted access to critical personnel and mission essential personnel only as of 11 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 in response to Hurricane Isaias. Admin leave is granted for civil service employees who are not designated as mission essential personnel. Civil service employees scheduled to telework and those with situational telework agreements should telework unless circumstances prevent it. Employees should check with their respective chains of command for specific guidance. The National Weather Service has announced a...
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AUDIO: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death in Lexington Park

AUDIO: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death in Lexington Park

On Sunday, August 2, 2020, at approximately 1:38 p.m., an ambulance from the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad was flagged down in the area of Three Notch Road and Great Mills Road by citizens stating they found a male unconscious in a pool of blood. Emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene and located the victim in the alleyway behind the Smith’s Repair Shop on Tulagi Place and South Coral Drive, with the victim unconscious and not breathing. Crews...
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Officers Arrest Violent Armed Felon After 12-Hour Long Barricade Situation in Bryans Road

Officers Arrest Violent Armed Felon After 12-Hour Long Barricade Situation in Bryans Road

On August 1 at 4:02 p.m., officers responded to a single family home in the 2300 block of Pomonkey Creek Place in Bryans Road, MD for the report of an assault. Prior to arrival, officers were advised the suspect, Lavon Dwayne Chisley, 54, fled into his bedroom and used furniture to block the door to prevent anyone from entering. Officers also learned Chisley was likely in possession of firearms inside his room and that he was prohibited, by law,...
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AUDIO: 56-Year-Old Male Transported to Trauma Center After 130 MPH Motorcycle Crash at Maryland International Raceway

AUDIO: 56-Year-Old Male Transported to Trauma Center After 130 MPH Motorcycle Crash at Maryland International Raceway

On Sunday, August 2, 2020, at approximately 6:11 p.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the Maryland International Raceway located at 27861 Budds Creek Road in Budds Creek, for the reported motorcycle accident with one patient semi-conscious. Medical personnel on the scene reported a 56-year-old male crashed on the drag strip at approximately 130 miles per hour, with the patient being semi-conscious. Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 was pre-launched for the incident and landed on the racetrack and...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Investigating Shooting Death of 12-Year-Old Indian Head Boy

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Investigating Shooting Death of 12-Year-Old Indian Head Boy

UPDATE: The Sheriff’s Office released the following statement: The victim is 12-years-old, not 10. We apologize – we were given the wrong year of birth. 8-1-2020: On July 31, 2020, at approximately 11:15 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 100 block of Riverwatch Drive in Indian Head for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 12-year-old boy with a gunshot wound. Family members and responding officers began CPR and continued until...
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2020 National Oyster Festival in St. Mary’s County Cancelled Due to COVID-19

2020 National Oyster Festival in St. Mary’s County Cancelled Due to COVID-19

For 54 years, the Rotary Club of Lexington Park has sponsored the popular National Oyster Festival in St. Mary’s County. As a caring organization, the Club has an abundance of concern for the well-being of Festival goers and volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic. For this reason, the Club reluctantly concluded that the Oyster Festival cannot and should not be held as a major community event in 2020. Rather than hosting large public gatherings on October 17 and 18 this...
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Governor Hogan Announces Expanded Statewide Mask Order, Out-of-State Travel Advisory

Governor Hogan Announces Expanded Statewide Mask Order, Out-of-State Travel Advisory

Governor Larry Hogan today announced, based on the state’s data-driven approach, the expansion of the statewide masking order and a public health advisory for all out-of-state travel. The governor also unveiled contact tracing data showing that family gatherings are the most common high-risk gathering and working outside the home is the most common high-risk location for COVID-19. A recent increase in hospitalizations has triggered a ‘stop sign’ in the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ calling for a pause in...
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One Flown to Trauma Center After Single Vehicle Collision in Leonardtown Shopping Center

One Flown to Trauma Center After Single Vehicle Collision in Leonardtown Shopping Center

On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 1:08 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Merchants Lane and the ACE Hardware/Autozone store, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious, with one trapped. Dispatchers reported they received multiple 911 callers reporting a single vehicle overturned in the woods with entrapment, and reported the vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed in the shopping center prior to the collision. Crews arrived on the scene to find...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office No Longer Using NIXLE Alert System; Now Using ‘Sheriff’s Office App’

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office No Longer Using NIXLE Alert System; Now Using ‘Sheriff’s Office App’

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) invites you to download our new Sheriff’s Office Mobile App. CCSO will no longer be using the NIXLE alert system, therefore citizens will no longer receive NIXLE alerts through email or text. Our agency will be utilizing one platform to access road closures, traffic alerts and cameras, weather advisories, press releases, our county’s most wanted, CCSO social media, community resources and much more. If you were a former NIXLE subscriber and want to...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Identities of Theft Suspects

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeks  Identities of Theft Suspects

On July 24, 2020, Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Sturdivant responded to Vera’s Beach Club located at 1200 White Sands Drive in Lusby, for a reported theft. The complainant stated on Sunday, July 19, 2020, at approximately 5:15 p.m., the females pictured, along with a fourth female suspect, walked out of the establishment without paying their bill. The fourth suspect is described as a heavy-set black female, wearing large gold hoop earrings with her hair pulled back into a bun hairstyle....
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Detectives in Calvert County Searching for Robbery Suspect

Detectives in Calvert County Searching for Robbery Suspect

On Wednesday, August 5, 2020, Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Det. Buck responded to report of a strong-armed robbery investigation. The incident occurred at the 7-11 located at 2849 W Chesapeake Beach Road in Chesapeake Beach. Investigation revealed the suspect entered the store posing as a customer before exiting briefly. Upon returning, he walked behind...
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Maryland Reports 93,005 COVID-19 Cases and 3,415 Deaths. An Increase of 572 Cases and 13 Deaths in 24 Last Hours

Maryland Reports 93,005 COVID-19 Cases and 3,415 Deaths. An Increase of 572 Cases and 13 Deaths in 24 Last Hours

As of Thursday, August 6, 2020, Maryland reports 93,005 COVID-19 cases and 3,415 deaths. An increase of 572 cases and 13 deaths, in last 24 hours. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 93,005 Number of persons tested negative : 899,136 Total testing volume : 1,348,880 Number of confirmed deaths : 3,415 Number of probable deaths...
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U.S. Navy and Blue Angels Flight Squadron Receives “New” C-130J

U.S. Navy and Blue Angels Flight Squadron Receives “New” C-130J

The U.S. Navy delivered a C-130J aircraft to the Blue Angels Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (NFDS) this month completing the squadron’s logistics transport aircraft transition from a legacy C-130T to a C-130J. “This has been a great example of cooperation between allies and professionals. Coordination and work to deliver this Blue Angels C-130J highlight a...
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SMECO Works to Restore Power following Tropical Storm

SMECO Works to Restore Power following Tropical Storm

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is working to restore power following the damage caused by Tropical Storm Isaias. SMECO estimates that more than 40,000 homes and businesses were affected by power outages caused by the storm. As of Wednesday morning, August 5, 2020, SMECO reported that nearly 1,200 members were without power, but those...
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Maryland Reports 92,426 COVID-19 Cases and 3,402 Deaths. An Increase of 1,282 Cases and 13 Deaths in Last 48 Hours

Maryland Reports 92,426 COVID-19 Cases and 3,402 Deaths. An Increase of 1,282 Cases and 13 Deaths in Last 48 Hours

As of Wednesdey, August 5, 2020, Maryland reports 92,426 COVID-19 cases and 3,402 deaths. An increase of 1,282 cases and 13 deaths, in last 48 hours. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 92,426 Number of persons tested negative : 889,969 Total testing volume : 1,332,181 Number of confirmed deaths : 3,402 Number of probable deaths...
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National Weather Service Confirms Three Separate Tornados in St. Mary’s and Calvert County

National Weather Service Confirms Three Separate Tornados in St. Mary’s and Calvert County

The National Weather Service confirmed three separate Tornadoes in Southern Maryland, with two in St. Mary’s County, and one in Calvert County. The NWS reported they will be surveying storm data and damage and release a detailed report on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. EF 1 Tornado in Calvert County, 2.2-mile path from Dares Beach...
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First Responders Urge Citizens to Stay Home, Firefighters Across Region Responding to Multiple Rescues, Having Trouble Handling Number of Calls

First Responders Urge Citizens to Stay Home, Firefighters Across Region Responding to Multiple Rescues, Having Trouble Handling Number of Calls

Police, fire and rescue personnel in Charles, St. Mary’s, and Prince George’s County are currently operating on multiple rescues due to vehicles driving into flood / standing water. Citizens are urged to TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!! WATER and OTHER RESCUES 9:00 a.m., Charles County / PG County line – Mutual aid for vehicle trapped...
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Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) Reminds the Public to Prepare for Weather-Related Outages

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) Reminds the Public to Prepare for Weather-Related Outages

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is monitoring weather forecasts as Tropical Storm Isaias heads north along the eastern seaboard. With the potential impact of heavy rains and high winds facing Southern Maryland on Tuesday, area residents are urged to take steps to prepare for possible tropical storm-related power outages. According to SMECO spokesperson Tom...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Crash in Welcome Involving 40-Year-Old Pedestrian

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Crash in Welcome Involving 40-Year-Old Pedestrian

On August 1, 2020, at 10:16 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 8500 block of Gunston Road in Welcome, for the report of a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival, officers initiated CPR until paramedics arrived. The pedestrian was transported to a hospital with critical...
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Maryland Reports 91,144 COVID-19 Cases and 3,389 Deaths. An Increase of 2,798 Cases and 27 Deaths in Last 72 Hours

Maryland Reports 91,144 COVID-19 Cases and 3,389 Deaths. An Increase of 2,798 Cases and 27 Deaths in Last 72 Hours

As of Monday, August 3, 2020, Maryland reports 91,144 COVID-19 cases and 3,389 deaths. An increase of 2,798 cases and 27 deaths, in last 72 hours. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 91,144 Number of persons tested negative : 869,493 Total testing volume : 1,294,065 Number of confirmed deaths : 3,389 Number of probable deaths...
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State Police in La Plata Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Death of 76-Year-Old Pedestrian

State Police in La Plata Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Death of 76-Year-Old Pedestrian

On Saturday, August 1, 2020, at approximately 11:40 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in the 7300 block of Crain Highway, La Plata. Due to the seriousness of the collision, a Collision Reconstruction Specialist was requested to the scene. A Preliminary...
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Cobb Island Volunteer Fire and Rescue Member Douglas Hands Recognized for His Heroic Actions on Harry Nice Bridge

Cobb Island Volunteer Fire and Rescue Member Douglas Hands Recognized for His Heroic Actions on Harry Nice Bridge

On October 4, 2019, Mr. Douglas Hands was a passenger in a work vehicle, and noticed a vehicle stopped on the top of the Nice/Middleton Bridge. Mr. Hands thought the vehicle was disabled and his coworker attempted to drive around the stopped vehicle. As they were driving around, Mr. Hands noticed that a female...
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Southern Maryland to Prepare for Effects from Tropical Storm Isaias

Southern Maryland to Prepare for Effects from Tropical Storm Isaias

As of Monday, 5:00 a.m: A Tropical Storm Watch, and Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Cecil, Baltimore, Kent, Prince Georges, Anne Arundel, Queen Anne’s, Charles, St. Marys, Calvert, Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester County in Maryland. First responders urge all citizens to use extra caution during this time due to...
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No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Rollover in Bryantown

No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Rollover in Bryantown

On Saturday, August 1, 2020, at approximately 6:45 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Olivers Shop Road and Fox Den Place, in Bryantown, for the motor vehicle accident with an occupant ejected from the vehicle. While Squad 2 was approaching the scene, Charles County Fire Dispatch advised the Charles...
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23-Year-Old Upper Marlboro Woman Killed After Head-on Collision in Prince George’s County

23-Year-Old Upper Marlboro Woman Killed After Head-on Collision in Prince George’s County

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Thursday evening in Clinton. The deceased driver is 23-year-old Tyra Dalton of Upper Marlboro. On July 30th, at approximately 9:00 pm, patrol officers were called to 7300 block of Old Alexandria Ferry Road for a collision involving two vehicles. The preliminary...
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Detectives Release Photos of Person of Interest in Fatal Shooting in Landover

Detectives Release Photos of Person of Interest in Fatal Shooting in Landover

Homicide Unit detectives are asking for the community to call with any information that could help identify the person of interest in a recent fatal shooting in Landover. Detectives would like to talk to the man in this newly-released pictures who we believe could have critical information into the murder of 30-year-old Ronald Henderson,...
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Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce Cancellation of Annual Carnival

Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce Cancellation of Annual Carnival

The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department regrets to announce the cancellation of our annual carnival. We know this is a staple in our area and our supporters look forward to attending every year. This was not an easy decision, but in light of the current health crisis, we feel your safety is the number...
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