State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Waldorf, No Injuries Reported

State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Waldorf, No Injuries Reported

On Friday, January 15, 2021, at approximately 6:20 p.m., firefighters from Waldorf, La Plata and surrounding departments responded to 1320 Greenmont Drive in Waldorf, for the reported house on fire with subjects possibly trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two-story residence with fire through the roof. Firefighters utilized multiple hose lines to the second floor while completing a primary and secondary search of the residence, all searches yielded negative results. The fire was extinguished in approximately...
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Undetected Fire Claims the Life of Waldorf Man

Undetected Fire Claims the Life of Waldorf Man

Deputy State Fire Marshals are continuing their investigation of a house fire in Waldorf that claimed the life of the owner. On Sunday, January 17, 2021, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a house in the 2000 block of Bainbridge Court to check the homeowner’s well-being. Upon their arrival, sheriff’s deputies had to make forcible entry into the home. Upon entering the home, deputies discovered a fire that had self-extinguished and a deceased male victim. The Office...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Year in Review: A Humble Reflection of 2020

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Year in Review: A Humble Reflection of 2020

Many will look back at the year 2020 and wish to forget it, and for good reasons. While we remember the many difficulties and challenges, we come away from the past year grateful and humbled. Amidst a global pandemic and continually changing public directives and orders, the men and women of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office were able to continue operations to provide services to the citizens of Charles County. Our officers on the front lines responded to calls...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Arrests – 1/15/2021

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Arrests – 1/15/2021

In January of 2021, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division executed 14 search and seizure warrants on numerous cases under investigation. The search warrants were executed with assistance from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team, Vice Narcotics Support Team, Special Operations Division, and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team. As a result of the search warrants executed, five firearms, three vehicles, $6,000 in currency, and various controlled dangerous substances (CDS) with...
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Video: Police Investigating Shots Fired in Great Mills and Lexington Park, One Residence Struck by Gunfire

Video: Police Investigating Shots Fired in Great Mills and Lexington Park, One Residence Struck by Gunfire

On Thursday, January 14, 2021, at approximately 7:05 p.m., police responded to Clipper Drive in Great Mills, for the report of gunshots. Dispatchers received multiple 911 calls reported gunshots in the area, with multiple callers reporting residences were struck by gunfire. Police arrived on the scene of Norris Road and Clipper Drive in Great Mills to find at least 18 shell casings in the roadway. Multiple residences throughout the area had children present at the time of the shooting...
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VIDEO: House Fire in Lexington Park Under Investigation, Seven Occupants Displaced, No Injuries Reported

VIDEO: House Fire in Lexington Park Under Investigation, Seven Occupants Displaced, No Injuries Reported

On Thursday, January 14, 2021, at approximately 11:45 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, Ridge, NAS Patuxent River, Hollywood, and Seventh District responded to 19446 Virginia Way in Lexington Park, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two-story wood framed single family residence with fire showing from the first and second floor. Incident command Fire Chief 3 requested additional tankers bringing firefighters from Leonardtown and Solomons to the scene. Additional tankers were requested...
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Calvert Woman Arrested After Damaging Trump Sign and Attacking Man With Ax

Calvert Woman Arrested After Damaging Trump Sign and Attacking Man With Ax

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at 4:30 p.m., deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to north bound Route 4 near the area of “The Flag Barn” for the report of a woman chasing a man with an ax. When police arrived, they observed a male, holding an ax and pushing away an older female, later identified as Mary Margaret Campbell, 72, of Huntingtown The male told police that Campbell had “destroyed private property” by chopping a Trump...
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UPDATE: Police in Charles County Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash Resulting in Serious Injuries

UPDATE: Police in Charles County Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash Resulting in Serious Injuries

UPDATE – Charles County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: On January 11 at 9:55 p.m., officers responded to the area of eastbound Berry Road between the lower and upper portions of Bunker Hill Road in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation showed two vehicles – possibly a Dodge Charger and Chevrolet Camaro – were racing eastbound on Berry Road when the drivers cut off two other vehicles – both Toyota Camrys – causing one...
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Governor Hogan Announces Two Cases of B-117 Strain of SARS-CoV-2 Identified In Maryland

Governor Hogan Announces Two Cases of B-117 Strain of SARS-CoV-2 Identified In Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has confirmed two cases of COVID-19 in Maryland residents caused by the new SARS-CoV-2 variant strain commonly known as B-117. The B-117 strain first emerged in the United Kingdom in late 2020. The strain has not been shown to cause more severe illness or increased risk of death when compared to other strains. However, the strain has been shown to be more transmissible than other strains. Additionally, there is no evidence suggesting...
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Human Trafficking Awareness Events in Calvert County

Human Trafficking Awareness Events in Calvert County

During the month of January, National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the Calvert County Commission for Women and Unstoppable You Ministries are partnering with Calvert County Parks and Recreation, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, and the Calvert County State’s Attorney’s Office to host creative events to raise public awareness about human trafficking. Human trafficking exists in Maryland, even in Calvert County. On multiple dates at outdoor locations the public will have an opportunity to learn more about both sexual and...
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UPDATE: Cause of Leonardtown House Fire Under Investigation, Occupants Escape without Injury, One Dog Perishes

UPDATE: Cause of Leonardtown House Fire Under Investigation, Occupants Escape without Injury, One Dog Perishes

UPDATE 1/11/2021: On Sunday, January 10, 2021, at approximately 6:39 a.m., over 60 fire and rescue personnel responded to 41399 Philip Lane in Leonardtown, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two-story single family dwelling with fire showing from the first and second floor. The owner/occupant is identified as Sherry Marshall, the estimated loss of structure and contents is valued at over $1,000,000 in total damages. Smoke alarms were present and activated,...
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Firefighters Respond to Structure Fire at Navy Recreation Center in Solomons, NDW Investigating Cause

Firefighters Respond to Structure Fire at Navy Recreation Center in Solomons, NDW Investigating Cause

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at approximately 11:50 a.m., firefighters from Solomons, St. Leonard, Bay District, Hollywood, and NAS Patuxent River responded to the Navy Recreation Center located in Solomons, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a one story bathhouse/comfort station with smoke showing. First arriving units coming across the Thomas Johnson Bridge to assist observed fire coming from the roof of the building. Firefighters controlled the fire in approximately 20 minutes....
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FBI Seeking Information Related to Violent Activity at the U.S Capitol Building

FBI Seeking Information Related to Violent Activity at the U.S Capitol Building

The FBI is seeking information that will assist in identifying individuals who are actively instigating violence in Washington, D.C. The FBI is accepting tips and digital media depicting rioting and violence in the U.S. Capitol Building and surrounding area in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021. If you have witnessed unlawful violent actions, we urge you to submit any information, photos, or videos that could be relevant at fbi.gov/USCapitol. Please use this form to submit any images, videos, or other...
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UPDATE: Police Recover Boy Scouts Trailers Stolen from Church in Huntingtown

UPDATE: Police Recover Boy Scouts Trailers Stolen from Church in Huntingtown

UPDATE 1/6/2021: Following the press release of the ‘Stolen Boy Scout Trailers’, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Detectives received numerous tips from the community which revealed the location of the 1st stolen trailer. The trailer was subsequently recovered on Dec. 23, 2020 and had been spray painted black. Additional leads ultimately led to the recovery of the 2nd trailer on Dec. 31. The 2nd trailer was found covered in cardboard disguising the Boy Scouts of America insignia. Both trailers were...
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Governor Hogan Announces Statewide Actions to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccinations in Maryland

Governor Hogan Announces Statewide Actions to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccinations in Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan announced a series of actions to accelerate the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations in the State of Maryland. “While the initial distribution of vaccines does offer a glimmer of hope, we still have a long way to go in this fight,” said Governor Hogan. “Distributing and administering vaccines throughout 2021 will be without question the greatest peacetime undertaking in American history, and will be a massive, all-hands-on-deck, ongoing operation between the federal, state, and local governments and...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Congratulates Five New Correctional Officer Graduates

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Congratulates Five New Correctional Officer Graduates

Sheriff Tim Cameron and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office congratulate its five Corrections graduates from  CELTP Session 65 of the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy. The graduation ceremony was held on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Graduating the session are: Tervell Brooks, Adam Burnette, Jason Ogas, Debra Rosenstadt and Alexander Tippett.
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Two Flown to Area Trauma Centers After Five Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

Two Flown to Area Trauma Centers After Five Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

On Saturday, January 17, 2021, at approximately 1:07 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Rue Purchase Road in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find five vehicles in the roadway with one patient trapped. Firefighters from...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Man For Sexual Solicitation of Minor in Anne Arundel County

Maryland State Police Arrest Man For Sexual Solicitation of Minor in Anne Arundel County

Maryland State Police arrested a man Wednesday on charges he solicited sex from an undercover trooper who was posing as a child over the Internet in Anne Arundel County. Mark Hilton, 59, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, is charged with one count of sexual solicitation of a minor. He was taken to Anne Arundel County...
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Historic Kicks-off its 2021 Common Ground Initiative with Guest Speaker, Sotterley Descendant, Jerome Spears

Historic Kicks-off its 2021 Common Ground Initiative with Guest Speaker, Sotterley Descendant, Jerome Spears

Now in its fourth season, Sotterley kicks off its 2021 Common Ground programming on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at 7:00 p.m., as it virtually hosts Jerome Spears for his presentation LINKS.   Mr. Spears, graduate of the University of   Hawaii and 30-year U.S. Army veteran, is a researcher, speaker, and Sotterley Descendant through the...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners Approve Broadband Action Plan

St. Mary’s County Commissioners Approve Broadband Action Plan

The Commissioners Tuesday approved a Broadband Plan of Action proposed by Bob Kelly, Chief Information Officer, Department of Information Technology. The plan summarized recent efforts to improve internet accessibility in St. Mary’s County. Kelly told the Commissioners that in five months, more than 61 miles of cable infrastructure had been installed in the county,...
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Commissioners Approve Hotel Relief Fund to Support Lodging Establishments Impacted by COVID-19

Commissioners Approve Hotel Relief Fund to Support Lodging Establishments Impacted by COVID-19

The Commissioners have approved the St. Mary’s County Hotel Relief Fund to provide grants to local hotels and other lodging facilities. The Commissioners recognize the COVID-19 pandemic has caused economic hardship for many businesses and to provide local relief from this hardship, have activated the Hotel Relief Fund for hotels and bed-and-breakfast establishments. Grants...
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Flags Lowered in Honor of Maryland Senate President Emeritus Thomas V. Mike Miller

Flags Lowered in Honor of Maryland Senate President Emeritus Thomas V. Mike Miller

This is to advise that Commissioner President Randy Guy has ordered the St. Mary’s County flag immediately lowered to half-staff in honor of Maryland Senate President Emeritus Thomas V. Mike Miller, who died Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.  Senate President Emeritus Miller represented Legislative District 27. The Governor has also ordered Maryland flags to be at half-staff. The...
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Calvert County to Host Free Residential Paper Shredding Events

Calvert County to Host Free Residential Paper Shredding Events

The Calvert County Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division, will host free paper shredding events for county residents to help prevent identity theft by destroying confidential or sensitive documents. The following shred events will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine: Saturday, Feb. 20 at Huntingtown High School located...
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Calvert County Government Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule

Calvert County Government Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. The Appeal Solid Waste Facility, which includes the landfill and transfer station, and all county customer convenience centers will be open with normal operating hours. The Solomons Septage...
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COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility for Marylanders 65 and Over

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility for Marylanders 65 and Over

Governor Larry Hogan announced expanded eligibility for all Marylanders 65 and over to begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines this month. The state will make 50,000 doses available next week to hospitals, county health departments, and federally qualified health centers to launch clinics focused on elderly populations. “A return to a sense of normalcy has been...
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Calvert County Courthouse Extends Phase II of Re-Opening

Calvert County Courthouse Extends Phase II of Re-Opening

The rapidly evolving health emergency regarding the spread of COVID-19 requires the Maryland court system to continually review and evaluate contingency planning efforts. The Calvert County Courthouse located at 175 Main St. in Prince Frederick will remain under restricted access, with new changes to operations and court proceedings effective immediately through March 14, 2021....
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Calvert County COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration

Calvert County COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration

The pre-registration vaccine portal will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Frequently Asked Questions Updated 1/15/21 Why is pre-registration being conducted early? The majority of Calvert County residents in the COVID-19 vaccine priority group 1A have been vaccinated by the Calvert County Health Department (including front line hospital staff and healthcare...
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Huntingtown Garage Fire Deemed Accidental Due to Discarded Smoking Materials, Four Occupants and Four Dogs Displaced

Huntingtown Garage Fire Deemed Accidental Due to Discarded Smoking Materials, Four Occupants and Four Dogs Displaced

On Sunday, January 17, 2021, at approximately 3:50 p.m., firefighters from Huntingtown and surrounding departments responded to 15 South View Drive in Huntingtown, for the reported garage on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a one story residence with an attached garage fully engulfed in flames with extensions into the residence. Firefighters...
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Charles County Dive Rescue Team Assists Family in Search of Missing Maryland Man After Chesapeake Bay Bridge Accident

Charles County Dive Rescue Team Assists Family in Search of Missing Maryland Man After Chesapeake Bay Bridge Accident

On Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at approximately 8:25 a.m., the Virginia Beach Fire Department responded to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge for the reported tractor trailer going over the side of the bridge and into the waters. Units arrived on scene and found a 20-foot box truck floating in the water. Witnesses reported the truck...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Wanted Prince Frederick Man

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Wanted Prince Frederick Man

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Trenton Deonn Barnett. Barnett is wanted for Theft, Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle Unlawful, DWI, and Destruction of Property. Barnett was arrested on August 18, 2020, after being served an arrest warrant which was issued on August 3, 2020.  He was released the...
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Calvert County Department of Public Works Announces Speed Limit Reduction in Solomons Beginning January 19, 2021

Calvert County Department of Public Works Announces Speed Limit Reduction in Solomons Beginning January 19, 2021

The Calvert County Department of Public Works advises motorists that speed limits in Solomons south of Lore Road will be reduced beginning January 19, 2021, for pedestrian safety. The speed limit for Solomons Island Road will reduce to 25 mph, with all side streets being reduced to 15 mph. Variable message signs will be...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Theft Suspects in California

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Theft Suspects in California

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the persons shown in a theft investigation. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 at 8:50 pm, the suspects used a bar code in place of actual product bar codes at the self-checkout register at the California Walmart store. They then passed the last point...
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