UPDATE: SpongeBob/Spider Man Spotted in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: SpongeBob/Spider Man Spotted in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 10/16/2019: SpongeBob is dressed up in his Spider Man costume for Halloween this year, stop by with the kids and have their picture take with him. Upload it to our Facebook page. UPDATE 10/6/2018: SpongeBob is dressed up in his skeleton costume for Halloween. UPDATE 10/16/2017: SpongeBob is all dressed up for Halloween, he’s dressed as Nintendo character Mario. He has a Piranha Plant and a mushroom person out there with him. Stop by and see him soon, who...
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police Continue Looking for Witnesses in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Continue Looking for Witnesses in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata

UPDATE 10/15/2019: Cpl. Zimmerman of the MSP CRASH Team is requesting witnesses to come forward reference this collision. Parties involved reported a white or silver passenger car stopped in the area at the time of the collision. At this time, this white or silver vehicle is not believed to be involved, but is considered an important witness to the resulting incident. Anyone with information, or who may have been in this vehicle, can contact Cpl Zimmerman at 301-392-1231. UPDATE...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Jason Michael Weber

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Jason Michael Weber

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Jason Michael Weber, 38 of Mechanicsville. Weber is wanted on a retake warrant for escape from the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown. Weber was temporarily released from custody for medical treatment at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown when he absconded. Weber is 5’10” and weighs 210 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information about Weber’s location is asked to...
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One Flown to Trauma Center After Tractor Trailer and SUV Collide in Charles County

One Flown to Trauma Center After Tractor Trailer and SUV Collide in Charles County

On Sunday, October 13, 2019, at approximately 6:00 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Budds Creek Road and Crain Highway in Faulkner, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer, with one subject trapped. The 911 caller reported a woman in an SUV was trapped underneath the dashboard inside of the vehicle, with the vehicle smoking. Crews arrived on the scene to find an SUV and a semi-truck with a trailer in...
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Man Flown to Trauma Center After Shooting in Lexington Park

Man Flown to Trauma Center After Shooting in Lexington Park

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, at approximately 3:35 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the 48000 block of Castaway Circle and Windward Circle in Lexington Park, for the reported shooting. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 40-year-old male with a single gunshot wound to the upper body, police advised the patient was unconscious, but had a pulse. The victim was transported to a nearby landing zone where Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 transported the...
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VIDEO: Three Injured After Suspected Impaired Driver Slams into The Green Door Tavern in Park Hall

VIDEO: Three Injured After Suspected Impaired Driver Slams into The Green Door Tavern in Park Hall

On Friday, October 11, 2019, at approximately 9:15 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the Green Door Tavern in Park Hall, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a structure with one person trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle halfway into the building, with the single occupant unconscious and trapped in the vehicle. Firefighters from Valley Lee and Bay District extricated the patient in approximately 20 minutes. Once extrication was complete and...
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Police in Charles County Arrest Three Men for Armed Robbery

Police in Charles County Arrest Three Men for Armed Robbery

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives arrested three men wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, in Waldorf. In that case, a suspect entered a market in the 10900 block of Berry Road, displayed a gun and demanded money. During the robbery, the suspect fired a round, which struck the ceiling. The gunman fled in car with two other suspects. No one was injured. Detectives developed leads and linked the suspects to a robbery...
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UPDATE: College of Southern Maryland in Leonardtown Resumes Normal Activity After Lockdown

UPDATE: College of Southern Maryland in Leonardtown Resumes Normal Activity After Lockdown

UPDATE: Police search has ended. No threat to campus safety. Resume normal activity. 10/10/2019: On Thursday, October 10, 2019, at approximately 12:50 p.m., police located a wanted subject in Leonardtown, the subject fled on foot towards the College of Southern Maryland and witnesses reported he may have entered the building. A spokesperson from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office told SMNEWSNET.com that police were in the area of Hollywood Road and Point Lookout Road when police located a wanted...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Information in Recent Home Invasion

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Information in Recent Home Invasion

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the community’s assistance in a recent home invasion incident. On Oct. 5, 2019 at approximately 7:30 p.m., a home-invasion robbery occurred on Columbus Drive in Lexington Park. Two unknown male suspects arrived on foot and entered the victim’s residence, demanding money. The victim was assaulted, and the suspects left the residence on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Daniel...
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27-Year-Old Lusby Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

27-Year-Old Lusby Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at approximately 9:05 a.m., deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of northbound MD Route 4 just south of MD Route 765 (HG Trueman Road north entrance) in Lusby, for a report of a single vehicle collision. Upon arrival, it was determined that 2009 Toyota Corolla was traveling northbound on MD Route 4 and the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle left...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death at Power Substation

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death at Power Substation

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at approximately 2:00 a.m., the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department responded to a SMECO power substation located at the 12000 block of Substation Road in Waldorf for the report of an explosion and fire. Representatives from SMECO responded and assisted first responders with entering the facility due to the presence of high voltage electricity. Once inside, an unidentified male was located deceased approximately two stories above the ground amongst...
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UPDATE: Fire Marshal Investigating Trailer Fire in Waldorf, Dog Perishes and Three Adults Displaced

UPDATE: Fire Marshal Investigating Trailer Fire in Waldorf, Dog Perishes and Three Adults Displaced

UPDATE 10/09/19: On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at approximately 11:30 p.m., firefighters in Waldorf responded to 2621 Shult Place in Waldorf, for the reported mobile home on fire. The owner is identified as Alice Recinos. The estimated loss of structure and contents is valued at over $40,000.00 The home was occupied by 3 adults who are receiving assistance from the American Red Cross. One dog was found deceased in the home by firefighters during overhaul operations. 44 firefighters responded...
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Attorney General Releases Statement on Charging Library for Police Presence at Drag Queen Stories Event

Attorney General Releases Statement on Charging Library for Police Presence at Drag Queen Stories Event

Kathryn M. Rowe, Assistant Attorney form the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland sent the following letter to Brian M. Crosby. Dear Delegate Crosby: You have asked for advice concerning a Drag Queen Stories event at the Lexington Park Library in St. Mary’s County (“the library”). Specifically, you have asked about the First Amendment implications of certain actions by the Board of County Commissioners (“the Board”) with respect to this event. It is my view that certain actions...
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Drunk Driver that Killed 3-Month-Old in Waldorf Convicted of Negligent Homicide by Motor Vehicle

Drunk Driver that Killed 3-Month-Old in Waldorf Convicted of Negligent Homicide by Motor Vehicle

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on October 7, 2019, a Charles County jury, after a 6 day trial, convicted Michael Maurice Ford, 50, of the Grossly Negligent Manslaughter of infant Ethan Ruefly, Negligent Homicide by Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, and related charges. Covington, commenting on the verdict, said, “I am disappointed – but not with the jury. The jury rendered a reasonable verdict, so I am fine with it. I am disappointed...
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Charges Pending in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Involving Ice Cream Truck, SUV, and Two Motorcycles

Charges Pending in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Involving Ice Cream Truck, SUV, and Two Motorcycles

UPDATE 10/6/2019@ 5:00 p.m.: On October 5, 2019, at approximately 3:54 p.m., officers responded to the area of Radio Station Road near Laurel Springs Park in La Plata for the report of a crash. A preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a Honda SUV crossed the center line on Radio Station Road and struck an ice cream truck which was traveling in the opposite direction. The impact caused the ice cream truck to flip over, which in turn led...
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Police and Firefighters Extinguish Vehicle Fire in Lexington Park Late Tuesday Night

Police and Firefighters Extinguish Vehicle Fire in Lexington Park Late Tuesday Night

On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at approximately 10:40 p.m., firefighters from Bay District responded to the area of Pegg Road and West Westbury Boulevard in Lexington Park, for the reported vehicle fire. Corporal Reppel of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was the first unit on the scene and utilized a fire extinguisher to...
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House Fire in Newburg Deemed Accidental Due to Unattended Cooking

House Fire in Newburg Deemed Accidental Due to Unattended Cooking

On Sunday, October 13, 2019, at approximately 5:40 a.m., 42 firefighters from Charles and St Mary’s County, and King George, Virginia responded to 9419 Fendall Lane in Newburg, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find nothing evident from a two story split foyer residence. Upon further investigation, firefighters found...
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Two Dogs Killed After Attacking Two Men and Officers in Prince George’s County

Two Dogs Killed After Attacking Two Men and Officers in Prince George’s County

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, at approximately 11:00 a.m., police responded to the 6600 block of Hil Mar Drive in District Heights, for the reported active dog attack. Police arrived on the scene to find two dogs actively attacking a 52-year-old male in the middle of the street, police immediately attempted to help the...
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Prince George’s County High School Teacher Arrested for Sexual Abusing Student

Prince George’s County High School Teacher Arrested for Sexual Abusing Student

A teacher at Bladensburg High School in Bladensburg is facing charges in connection with the sexual abuse of a female student at the school. The teacher is 29-year-old Thomas Barber of the 1600 block of Hawkins Road in Annapolis. On October 10th, the Prince George’s County Police Department was alerted after the student reported...
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Prince George’s County Police Offering Reward for Information After 22-Year-Old Guinea Man is Murdered

Prince George’s County Police Offering Reward for Information After 22-Year-Old Guinea Man is Murdered

Prince George’s County Police Homicide Unit detectives will canvass an Adelphi community this afternoon as they continue to investigate a murder that occurred Friday evening. The victim is 22-year-old Mamadou Bah of Adelphi. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered in this case. On October 11th, at approximately 7:25 pm, officers responded...
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No Injuries Reported After Plane Crash in Calvert County Early Saturday Morning

No Injuries Reported After Plane Crash in Calvert County Early Saturday Morning

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, at approximately 10:00 a.m., fire and rescue personnel from Calvert and St. Mary’s County responded to 865 Crystal Rock Road in Lusby, for the reported plane crash. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single engine, two seat aircraft off the runway and into the woods. Firefighters reported the...
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8-Year-Old Child Struck by Vehicle in Great Mills Flown to Area Trauma Center

8-Year-Old Child Struck by Vehicle in Great Mills Flown to Area Trauma Center

On Friday, October 11, 2019, at approximately 3:45 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to Greens Crossing Court and Kayak Court in Great Mills, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle and a child in the roadway. The child was flown by...
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Maryland State Police Searching for Suspect After Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Searching for Suspect After Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are still actively investigating the cause of a fatal hit-and-run crash on Thursday, October 10, 2019, in Prince George’s county that left one man deceased. Troopers report they are also searching for a driver who fled following the crash. The deceased is identified as Terron Lamb, 24, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland....
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools to Host Town Hall Meeting on Substance Abuse Prevention

St. Mary’s County Public Schools to Host Town Hall Meeting on Substance Abuse Prevention

Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, will be hosting Monthly Town Hall Meetings during the 2019-2020 school year. These conversational meetings will focus on topics that are important to the school system and community, meetings will be held at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center, 24005 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown,...
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Dr. Mudd Elementary School Officially Rededicated After Recent Renovation and Expansion

Dr. Mudd Elementary School Officially Rededicated After Recent Renovation and Expansion

School system, county and state officials joined together on October 10, 2019, at the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School to officially rededicate the school, which recently underwent a complete renovation and expansion. Dr. Mudd first opened in 1967 with about 45,000 square feet of space, a combined cafeteria and activity area, indoor courtyards...
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Prince George’s County Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-Run in Brandywine

Prince George’s County Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-Run in Brandywine

The Prince George’s County Police Department Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is actively investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run that occurred on Wednesday. The victim is identified as 38-year-old John Gullickson of Accokeek. On October 9, 2019, at approximately 6:20 am, a 911 caller reported seeing an unresponsive man on the ground near the roadway...
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One Flown to Trauma Center After Rollover Crash in Waldorf

One Flown to Trauma Center After Rollover Crash in Waldorf

On Friday, October 11, 2019, at approximately 1:45 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Crain Highway and Pembrooke Square in Waldorf, for the motor vehicle accident with one vehicle overturned and one person ejected. Dispatchers advised all responding units they received multiple 911 calls stating a pick-up truck had...
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Small Fire at St. Mary’s College of Maryland Public Safety Office Extinguished by Firefighters

Small Fire at St. Mary’s College of Maryland Public Safety Office Extinguished by Firefighters

On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at approximately 10:00 p.m., firefighters from Ridge, NAS Webster Field, and Bay District responded to 47455 Old State House Road in St. Mary’s City, for the reported commercial gas-leak. College Public Safety reported an odor of gas coming from the basement and believed it was coming the boiler, and...
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Firefighters Respond to School Bus Fire in Bushwood

Firefighters Respond to School Bus Fire in Bushwood

On Friday, October 11, 2019, at approximately 1:00 p.m., firefighters from the Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department responded to the Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department parking lot, for the reported commercial vehicle fire. Firefighters were on the scene at a fire prevention demonstration at the Dynard Elementary School they were alerted for the commercial...
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VIDEO: Four Injured After Multi-Vehicle Crash in California

VIDEO: Four Injured After Multi-Vehicle Crash in California

On Thursday, October 10, 2019, at approximately 5:30 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and First Colony Boulevard in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find three vehicles in the Southbound lanes in a rear-end style collision....
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MetCom Reports 1,500 Gallons of Sewer Overflow on St. George Island

MetCom Reports 1,500 Gallons of Sewer Overflow on St. George Island

The St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission is reporting a sanitary sewer overflow that occurred on October 11, 2019 at 16668 Point Lookout Road. The sanitary sewer leak occurred as a result of a tidal surge and flooding on St. George Island. The total volume of the overflow is estimated to be about 1,500 gallons....
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VIDEO: Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Fully Engulfed Vehicle in Hollywood

VIDEO: Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Fully Engulfed Vehicle in Hollywood

On Thursday, October 10, 2019, at approximately 6:30 p.m., firefighters and police responded to the area of Three Notch Road and St. Johns Road in Hollywood, for the reported vehicle fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a Dodge Charger fully engulfed in flames, with the single occupant out of the vehicle. 6...
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