PG County Police Department Arrests Drone Operator at College Park Fire

PG County Police Department Arrests Drone Operator at College Park Fire

Our Homeland Security Division has arrested a suspect after he was caught flying a drone in restricted airspace in the area of the five-alarm fire in College Park today. The suspect is 24-year-old Trevon Miller of Baltimore Avenue in College Park. On April 24, 2017, around 12:30 pm, a police helicopter was flying to assist firefighters as they worked to contain the massive fire. While assisting, the suspect flew his privately-owned drone into the direct flight path of our helicopter....
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Glen Dale Woman Arrested for DUI, DWI, Possession of Drugs & Paraphernalia and Multiple Traffic Offenses

Glen Dale Woman Arrested for DUI, DWI, Possession of Drugs & Paraphernalia and Multiple Traffic Offenses

On Sunday, April 23, 2017, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Deputy N. Buckler of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was able to locate and conduct a traffic stop, at Northbound Route 4/Sheckells Road, in Huntingtown, on a vehicle that was broadcast as being driven all over the road. As he approached the vehicle from the passenger side, he observed the passenger side mirror was broken. When the driver and sole occupant, Grace Hammett, 31, of Glen Dale, rolled down the...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Mutiple Sexual Offenses Against a Minnor

Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Mutiple Sexual Offenses Against a Minnor

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received information about a possible sexual offense involving a juvenile female. The investigation revealed on April 16, 2017, a 14-year-old victim was solicited for a sex act by an unknown male. The victim admitted she and the male engaged in a sexual act inside his vehicle while in the area of Great Mills, Maryland. Several investigatory tools were utilized during the course of the investigation identifying Joseph Aloysious Maddox, 51, of Mechanicsville, as...
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Deputies in Calvert County Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Accident in Lusby

Deputies in Calvert County Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Accident in Lusby

On Sunday, April 23, 2017, at approximately 8:05 p.m., units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police responded to the area of northbound Maryland Route 2/4 and White Sands Drive, in Lusby, in reference to a serious single vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation revealed an unknown truck towing a trailer with what appeared to be “children’s playground equipment”, dropped a large green plastic pipe (part if a slide) in lane #2 on the northbound side...
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Late Night Fire at Locust Inn, in Solomons Ruled Arson

Late Night Fire at Locust Inn, in Solomons Ruled Arson

Update: Unknown suspect(s) entered the vacant structure and intentionally set the fire. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 543-550-6831. 4/242017: On Sunday, April 23, 2017 at approximately 11:15 p.m., firefighters responded to a commercial building fire on Solomons Island Road, in Solomons. Emergency personnel arrived to find the old Locust Inn, on fire. The two-alarm fire brought departments from Charles, St. Mary’s and...
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Sheriff’s Office Investigating Hit & Run Involving Unoccupied Police Vehicle

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Hit & Run Involving Unoccupied Police Vehicle

On Sunday, April 23, 2017, at approximately 12:30 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 43000 block of Drum Cliff Road in Hollywood for a motor vehicle collision. The preliminary investigation reveals an unknown suspect was traveling on Drum Cliff Road in Hollywood when for unknown reasons the operator failed to negotiate a turn, departed the roadway, and entered a front yard striking an unoccupied police vehicle causing significant damage to the rear bumper and quarter...
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White Plains Man Killed in Early Morning Motor Vehicle Crash

White Plains Man Killed in Early Morning Motor Vehicle Crash

On Sunday, April 23, 2017 at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Turkey Hill Road near Crain Highway in White Plains for the report of a single vehicle crash. Upon arrival, officers found a passenger car had struck a tree and was engulfed in flames. Citizens and officers attempted to put the fire out, but to no avail. A preliminary investigation showed the driver, Wayne Edward Willett Jr., 50, of...
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VIDEO: Trailer in Lexington Park Destroyed in Early Morning Fire

VIDEO: Trailer in Lexington Park Destroyed in Early Morning Fire

On Sunday, April 23, 2017 at approximately 4:00 a.m., firefighters responded to a trailer fire at 46459 Sue Drive, in Lexington Park. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a single wide trailer with heavy fire showing. Firefighters from Bay District, Valley Lee, Hollywood, and the Patuxent Naval Air Station Fire Department responded. No injuries were reported. Maryland State Fire Marshall’s were called to the scene and continue to investigate. Details will be provided as they become available.
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California Woman Arrested for Violation of Protective Order

California Woman Arrested for Violation of Protective Order

While on patrol, Deputy J. Smith of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office made contact with a victim who had an active protective order against Casey Lynn Beach, 32, of California, who was with and communicating with the victim. Beach was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, where she was charged with Violation of an out of state protective order.
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Trespassing

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Trespassing

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, Deputy J. Bare of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Pat’s Seafood in Lexington Park for an individual who was trespassing. The investigation revealed, the suspect James Ernest Wright, 52, of Lexington Park, entered the restaurant and began yelling. There was an active notice not to trespass issued by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on January 1, 2017. Weight was issued a criminal citation for trespassing on private property.
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Great Mills Man Arrested on Drug Possession Charge After Traffic Stop

Great Mills Man Arrested on Drug Possession Charge After Traffic Stop

On Monday, April 17, 2017, The St. Mary’s County Emergency Communications Center received a call for a motor vehicle operating in a reckless manner heading northbound on Point Lookout Road in the area of Lattimore Road in Leonardtown. Corporal B. Foor of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle and observed the vehicle traveling in and out of its lane. Corporal Foor stopped the vehicle and discovered the operator, Thomas Erik Pinekenstein, 38, of Great Mills, showed...
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VIDEO: Natural Resources Police Investigating Boat Fire at Solomons Yacht Club

VIDEO: Natural Resources Police Investigating Boat Fire at Solomons Yacht Club

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, at approximately 7:20 p.m., a boat fire was reported at the fuel station of the Solomons Island Yacht Club According to a tweets by the Natural Resources Police: 1 man was uninjured, and one was taken to MedStar DC. W/2nd degree burns on legs. Burn victim: Michael Shawn Franz, 38, of Westminster. Father refused treatment. Fire marshal on scene tomorrow for investigation Quick thinking by a charter boat capt. pulled burning boat away from Solomons...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Injured in Prince Frederick Car Crash

Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Injured in Prince Frederick Car Crash

On Tuesday,  April 18, 2017, at approximately 4:45 p.m. Deputy First Class Timothy Mohler of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was on the shoulder of the road on the northbound side of Maryland Route 4, south of Old Field Lane in Prince Frederick. He was seated in the driver’s seat of a marked Calvert County Sheriff’s Office vehicle.  Dfc. Mohler was completing paperwork from the previous traffic stop when his vehicle was struck from the rear by a van....
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Shots Fired in White Plains Armed Robbery, Reward Offered

Shots Fired in White Plains Armed Robbery, Reward Offered

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at approximately 5:05 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Dash In located in the 4700 block of Crain Highway in White Plains for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation revealed four suspects entered the business, one brandishing a gun. They robbed the store of cigarettes and cash, and as they were exiting, the suspect with the gun shot a display case and also shot one round into the ceiling....
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UPDATE: Burned Out Stolen Vehicle & Large Brush Fire in Dameron Under Investigation

UPDATE: Burned Out Stolen Vehicle & Large Brush Fire in Dameron Under Investigation

4/19/2017 @ 11:30 a.m.: The 2006 Dodge Charger was discovered abandoned off the road and was completely destroyed by the fire. The vehicle fire also resulted in a large woods fire adjacent to the road. The vehicle had been reported stolen to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office earlier on the morning of the fire. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 443-550-6833. 4/19/2017: On...
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Laurel Man is Maryland’s Newest Millionaire

Laurel Man is Maryland’s Newest Millionaire

For someone who spends his days searching for things underground, a Prince George’s County man who became Maryland’s latest Lottery millionaire is now flying plenty high. A spur-of-the-moment Lottery purchase last week changed his family’s future and provided him with the makings for a great surprise. The 37-year-old husband and father works as a...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/24/2017 to 4/28/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/24/2017 to 4/28/2017

During the week of April 17 to April 21, 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 Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday...
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Man who Killed John “Skillet” Ulmschneider Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

Man who Killed John “Skillet” Ulmschneider Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

Darrell Lumpkin, the homeowner who killed a Prince George’s County firefighter during a welfare check in April 2016, has been sentenced to four years in prison for illegal gun possession on Friday, according to ABC7 News’ Brad Bell. Lumpkin shot three men. John “Skillet” Ulmschneider, 37, and volunteer firefighter Kevin Swain, 19, walked into his...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Saturation Patrols this Weekend

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The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, partnering with the Maryland State Police and Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, will conduct enhanced impaired driving initiatives surrounding the Tiki Bar opening, extending from Friday, April 21, 2017, through Sunday, April 23, 2017. The efforts include saturation patrols throughout the weekend. Officers will evaluate drivers for signs of...
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Survey Finds Resilient Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population

Survey Finds Resilient Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today released the results of the 2017 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, which shows that the population of crabs remains resilient and steady. While the survey indicates the population has slightly decreased due to lackluster recruitment, it showed a surge in spawning-age female crabs to the highest level recorded in the 28-year...
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NAVAIR Commander to workforce: ‘I want you to challenge the norm’

NAVAIR Commander to workforce: ‘I want you to challenge the norm’

The world’s dynamic is rapidly changing and NAVAIR needs to rethink its processes to stay competitive, the commander of the Naval Air Systems Command said during an address to the command’s program management workforce (AIR-1.0) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River April 6. During his opening remarks, Navy Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags, NAVAIR Commander, emphasized...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Protecting Victims Of Sex Trafficking Act Of 2017

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Protecting Victims Of Sex Trafficking Act Of 2017

Governor Larry Hogan, along with Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch, today signed 211 bills into law during the second signing ceremony in the State House following the conclusion of the 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly. Bills signed included the administration’s Protecting Victims of Sex...
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Hogan chooses not to fight legislature on 15 bills, including attorney general powers

Hogan chooses not to fight legislature on 15 bills, including attorney general powers

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has chosen not to fight the Democrat-dominated legislature on 15 bills they sent to him early, expecting vetoes on some. The governor lost a battle Thursday over the Protect Our Schools Act, a bill to set up new standards for failing schools and preempt authority of the state school board....
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2017 Charles County Pay It Forward Week Scheduled for April 22-28

2017 Charles County Pay It Forward Week Scheduled for April 22-28

Mark your calendar for Charles County Pay It Forward Week, the week of April 22-28.  The County Commissioners would like to encourage all citizens to show random acts of kindness and inspire others through their actions. The receiver of the kind deed is encouraged to “pay it forward,” creating a ripple effect that is...
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Calvert County Shows Appreciation for Business

Calvert County Shows Appreciation for Business

Farms and a healthy farming economy play critical roles in local communities and in the social fabric of our region. According to the 2012 U.S. Census, Calvert County boasts nearly 33,000 acres of farmland spread across nearly 270 different farms. Calvert County celebrates Business Appreciation Week 2017 with a salute to agriculture, including our...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DOC

Wednesday’s Pet is DOC

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Prince George’s County Detectives Seek Community’s Help to Identify Homicide Victim

Prince George’s County Detectives Seek Community’s Help to Identify Homicide Victim

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Homicide Unit detectives will conduct a canvass in the Forestville neighborhood where the victim was discovered. The canvass will begin at 6:00 pm in the 3300 block of Springdale Avenue. Homicide Unit detectives released a composite sketch of the victim who was fatally stabbed on Sunday. Investigators are asking...
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Maryland Man Added to FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List

Maryland Man Added to FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List

A 26-year-old wanted for the 2015 murder of his wife in Maryland is the newest addition to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information leading to his capture. Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel, a native of India, had been traveling in the U.S. with...
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CSM Cyberhawks Take First Place at Statewide Competition

CSM Cyberhawks Take First Place at Statewide Competition

The College of Southern Maryland Cyberhawks won first place honors at the Maryland Community College Cyber Competition held April 7 at the Montgomery Community College Germantown Campus. The Cyberhawks competed against more than 20 teams from 10 different community colleges from across the state at the inaugural event. “This was all due to the...
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No Injuries Reported in Leonardtown School Bus Fire

No Injuries Reported in Leonardtown School Bus Fire

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at approximately 7:45 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Fairgrounds Road for the report of a school bus on fire. The preliminary investigation revealed school bus #639, was in the process of transporting a bus full of students to...
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VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Accident in Dameron Leads to Fly Out

VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Accident in Dameron Leads to Fly Out

On Monday, April 17, 2017, at approximately 7:30 a.m., a motor vehicle accident was reported on Three Notch Road in the area of King James Parkway, in Dameron. Upon arrival, first responders, encountered a two-vehicle accident with both vehicles still in the roadway. Extraction was required for the driver of the Hyundai . Early reports...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/17/2017 to 4/21/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/17/2017 to 4/21/2017

During the week of April 17 to April 21, 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 Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday...
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