UPDATE: Huntingtown Woman Died After Dog Attack In Calvert County

UPDATE: Huntingtown Woman Died After Dog Attack In Calvert County

UPDATE: Jenna Rae Sutphin, 28, of Huntingtown succumbed to her injuries at 5:05 p.m. this evening at the  the Washington Hospital Center. 6/21/2018: A large dog that had reportedly attacked a woman outside of her home was fatally wounded by responding police after it charged a trooper this morning in Calvert County. The victim is identified as Jenna Rae Sutphin, 28, of the unit block of Cherry Hill Road in Huntingtown. She was transported from the scene to Calvert Memorial Health...
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Man Flown Out From Two Motor Vehicle Accidents in Four Days

Man Flown Out From Two Motor Vehicle Accidents in Four Days

On Thursday, June 21, 2018, at approximately 10:00 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the Rod n’ Reel Convenience Store on Three Notch Road, in Dameron, for the reported serious motor vehicle accident with a vehicle off the roadway, and into a pole. Dispatch advised all responding units that 911 callers reported a single vehicle was into a pole with the single occupant unconscious, and that the vehicle was running with the accelerator engaged. Crews arrived on...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Kohl’s

Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Kohl’s

On Saturday, June 16, 2018, Cpl. Thomas Seyfried of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Lexington Park Kohl’s store for a reported theft. The loss prevention associate observed Becky Sue Booth, 41, of Lexington Park removing theft-prevention tags from clothing in an attempt to steal merchandise. Booth said she brought a backpack and pliers into the store to remove tags and conceal stolen goods. Booth was charged with Theft: $100 to $1,500.
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Indian Head Woman Arrested Following Traffic Stop in Bryans Road

Indian Head Woman Arrested Following Traffic Stop in Bryans Road

On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at approximately 10:10 a.m., Trooper First Class Oleksak from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack attempted to stop the driver of a white Chevy Caviler for the driver not being restrained by her seatbelt on southbound Route 210 north of Route 227, in Bryans Road. The vehicle initially did not stop and continued south for several miles. After three miles the vehicle came to a stop on Route 210 at Mt. Aventine Road....
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Driver in Hit-and-Run with STS Bus That Injured 6 People Charged with Several Citations

Driver in Hit-and-Run with STS Bus That Injured 6 People Charged with Several Citations

UPDATE 6/20/2018: Brandon Girard Allen, 30, of Lexington Park was issued several traffic citations following a personal-injury crash with a St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) bus on June 19, 2018 on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. After the rear of the bus was struck, a driver in a black 2003 GMC Yukon was seen fleeing into the nearby Patuxent Park neighborhood. Allen, determined to be the driver, was later located at Naval Air Station Patuxent River and was charged...
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Police in Lexington Park Investigating Fifteen-Year-Old Female Stabbed in Neck

Police in Lexington Park Investigating Fifteen-Year-Old Female Stabbed in Neck

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at approximately 11:15 p.m., police and emergency response personnel responded to Ronald Drive, in Lexington Park, for the reported stabbing victim. Dispatch advised the responding medical personnel that the stabbing victim was a 15-year-old female and they were stabbed in the neck. Medical crews transported the victim to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police continue to investigate this incident, and updates will be provided when they become available.
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La Plata Man Arrested After Breaking Leg of 22-Year-Old Woman in Road Rage Incident

La Plata Man Arrested After Breaking Leg of 22-Year-Old Woman in Road Rage Incident

On Wednesday, June 13, 2018,  at approximately 6:05 p.m., officers from the Prince William County Police Department responded to the intersection of Prince William Parkway and Hastings Drive in Manassas to investigate an assault. The investigation revealed that the accused was involved in a minor two-vehicle accident with a 2007 Toyota Scion while driving a 2011 Ford F150 in the above area. During the encounter, the accused got out of his vehicle and confronted the driver of the Scion,...
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Chesapeake Beach Man Charged with Indecent Exposure, Intoxicated Public Disturbance, and Disorderly Conduct

Chesapeake Beach Man Charged with Indecent Exposure, Intoxicated Public Disturbance, and Disorderly Conduct

On June 15, 2018 Deputy Fox of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Peking Inn, Chesapeake Beach for the report of a disorderly subject. Upon arrival, Deputy Fox made contact the male subject later identified as Richard McGrath, 47,  of Chesapeake Beach who was extremely intoxicated and yelling profanities at nearby citizens. It was also determined McGrath was urinating in front of numerous citizens in the area. McGrath was placed under arrest and transported to...
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Driver Injured in Single Vehicle Crash in Lexington Park

Driver Injured in Single Vehicle Crash in Lexington Park

On Monday, June 18, 2018, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Three Notch Road, in the area of Bay Forest Road, in Lexington Park, for the reported single vehicle motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway in the woods, with the single driver/occupant unresponsive. The occupant was flown to an area trauma center by Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7. The cause of the crash is...
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AUDIO: Child Assaulted with Baseball Bat Flown to Area Trauma Center

AUDIO: Child Assaulted with Baseball Bat Flown to Area Trauma Center

On Saturday, June 16, 2018, at approximately 8:45 p.m., emergency medical response personnel responded to Great Mills Road, and Cypress Way, in Lexington Park, for the report of an assault. While rescue personnel were responding, they were advised by the 911 caller that an 8-year-old male had been assaulted with a metal baseball bat, and was bleeding from his ears and had lost consciousness. A helicopter was dispatched, and the victim was transported to the Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper...
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AUDIO: 11-Year-Old-Female Flown to Trauma Center After Dog Attack in Avenue

AUDIO: 11-Year-Old-Female Flown to Trauma Center After Dog Attack in Avenue

On Friday, June 15, 2018, at approximately 2:20 p.m., EMS personnel responded to Cobrums Wharf Road, in Avenue, for the reported animal attack. While rescue personnel were responding, they were advised by the 911 caller that the victim, an 11-year-old female, had severe facial injuries and a “complete amputation” of her lips. Crews arrived on scene and requested a helicopter due to her injuries. The victim was flown by Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 to an area trauma...
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Suspect Sought In St. Mary’s County Shooting

Suspect Sought In St. Mary’s County Shooting

Maryland State Police are searching for the suspect wanted in connection with a St. Mary’s County shooting yesterday evening that wounded a Calvert County man. The suspect has not yet been identified. Police believe he/she may be driving a white, Chevrolet Silverado-style pickup truck. The victim is identified as Raymond Aontonia Robinson, 29, of Owings. Robinson was operating a black 2018 Nissan Maxima with Maryland tags. Robinson and a female passenger were traveling on Pegg Road, near Chancellors Run...
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California Man Charged After Found with Cocaine at St. Mary’s Detention Center

California Man Charged After Found with Cocaine at St. Mary’s Detention Center

On June 11, 2018, Cpl. Potter responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center for a reported found contraband. Investigation determined Antonio George Queen, age 24, of California, was discovered to have suspected cocaine in his possession while confined at the detention center. Queen was charged with Possession of CDS-Not Marijuana and Possession of Contraband in a Place of Confinement.
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Single Vehicle Motor Vehicle Accident Injures One in California

Single Vehicle Motor Vehicle Accident Injures One in California

On Thursday, June 14, 2018, at approximately 10:45 a.m., Police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Patuxent Beach Road, in the area Patuxent Boulevard, in California, for the reported serious motor vehicle accident with possible entrapment. Crews arrived on scene to discover a single vehicle off the roadway and down an embankment with the driver/single occupant out of the vehicle. The patient was transported to the Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 hangar, and will be flown to an...
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Lusby Woman Caught Shoplifting at Payless in Prince Frederick

Lusby Woman Caught Shoplifting at Payless in Prince Frederick

On June 10, 2018 Deputy S. Naughton of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to Payless, in Prince Frederick for the report of a theft. Emergency Communications broadcasted a lookout for a female who had just stole items from the store and the vehicle the female was occupying. Deputy Naughton arrived on scene and located the matching suspect vehicle from the broadcast. Deputy Mohler was also on scene and located the female suspect later identified as Kathleen Wagner, 33,...
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Calvert Vehicle Arson Under Investigation

Calvert Vehicle Arson Under Investigation

On June 19, 2018, at 1:32 p.m., firefighters from Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department responded to 328 Serenity Court, in Prince Frederick, for the reported vehicle fire Crews arrived on scene to find a 2003 Saturn Sport Utility Vehicle fully engulfed in flames, threatening another vehicle. Crews had the fire under control and extinguished in...
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GOOD NEWS: Trooper Changes Tire for Elderly Woman in La Plata

GOOD NEWS: Trooper Changes Tire for Elderly Woman in La Plata

SMNEWSNET.COM found the following on Facebook the other day, and wanted to share it here. Saw this moving sight today in La Plata, and had to stop and capture it, as well personally thank the Maryland State Police Officer! With sweat pouring down his face, in over 85 degree weather, wearing 50+pounds of gear,...
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UPDATE: One Killed In Multi-Vehicle Crash On Woodrow Wilson Bridge

UPDATE: One Killed In Multi-Vehicle Crash On Woodrow Wilson Bridge

UPDATE 6/20/2018 @ 3:10 p.m. – Official MSP Press Release: One person was killed and several were injured in a multi-vehicle crash late this morning on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge on I-95/495 in Prince George’s County. The deceased has not been positively identified at this time. His body will be taken to the Office...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Murdock

Wednesday’s Pet is Murdock

Wednesday’s Pet for 06-19-2018 MURDOCK  Featured Pet: Murdock Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Murdock is around 9 years old.  He will do best in a home with humans that are around most of the time....
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New Leads Sought in Charles County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case

New Leads Sought in Charles County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation into the murder of a woman whose decomposing body was found in a field near Irving Road in Bel Alton on June 16, 1998. The woman, who had no identification, has remained unidentified for 20 years, despite many efforts to establish her identity. A CCSO...
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AUDIO: 6-Year-Old in Leonardtown Flown Out After Burns From Stove

AUDIO: 6-Year-Old in Leonardtown Flown Out After Burns From Stove

On June 18, 2018, at approximately 11:25 a.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the 20000 Block of Chingville Road, in Leonardtown, for the report of a burn victim. While units were responding, dispatch advised the victim was a 6-year-old-male, with burns to his hands and stomach. The child was flown to an area...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Two Separate Fatal Motor Vehicle Collisions in Suitland and Bladensburg

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Two Separate Fatal Motor Vehicle Collisions in Suitland and Bladensburg

The Prince George’s County Police Department Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Suitland. The victim is 23-year-old Joseph Simmons of Traders Xing in Laurel. On June 17th, at approximately 12:25 pm, patrol officers were called to Allentown Road at Maxwell Drive for a collision. The preliminary investigation reveals a...
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Dumpster Fire in Lexington Park

Dumpster Fire in Lexington Park

On Saturday, June 16, 2018, at approximately 9:35 p.m., firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to the 22000 Block of Valley Estates Drive, for the reported dumpster fire. Before the arrival of firefighters, citizens were trying to use fire extinguishers to try to put out the fire. Crews arrived to find a...
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School’s Out for Summer MDOT SHA Promotes Pedestrian Safety and Safe Summer Travel

School’s Out for Summer MDOT SHA Promotes Pedestrian Safety and Safe Summer Travel

With thousands of children starting their summer break this week, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) urges everyone to Look Up, Look Out, stay alert and review the rules of the road. When driving through residential neighborhoods and near places children frequent such as area parks and recreation centers, be...
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WAS IT YOU? – Charles County Retailer Sells Mega Millions Ticket Worth $1 million

WAS IT YOU? – Charles County Retailer Sells Mega Millions Ticket Worth $1 million

No one hit the jackpot in the Friday, June 15 Mega Millions drawing, but there was a $1 million winner here in Maryland. Check your tickets if you played Mega Millions at Grinders Liquors, located at 4450 Chicamuxen Road in Marbury. The Charles County retailer sold a second-tier winning ticket worth $1 million. The ticket matched...
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CDC Reported Flu Deaths in Children Exceeds Seasonal High

CDC Reported Flu Deaths in Children Exceeds Seasonal High

The CDC is reporting an additional pediatric flu-related death this week, bringing the total number this season to 172. This number exceeds the 2012-2013 season, which previously set the record for the highest number of flu-related deaths in children reported during a single flu season (excluding pandemics). Approximately 80% of these deaths occurred in...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Information on Stolen Motorcycle

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the stolen motorcycle. The Kawasaki KLX 140L motorcycle was stolen from the 41000 block of Alvey Stone Lane, in Mechanicsville, between the dates of June 8, 2018 and June 9, 2018. Anyone with information on the theft or location of the motorcycle is asked...
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Bailey Receives Endorsement from Delegate Mark Fisher

Bailey Receives Endorsement from Delegate Mark Fisher

From Delegate Mark Fisher (R -District 27C) I am pleased to join Governor Larry Hogan and offer my endorsement of Jack Bailey for State Senate in District 29. We need a proven leader in Annapolis who will work with our delegation and with our governor. Jack has served the State of Maryland for 30...
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St. Mary’s Board of Education Awards Officers Presented

St. Mary’s Board of Education Awards Officers Presented

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and other Southern Maryland law enforcement officers were recognized on June 13, 2018 by the St. Mary’s County Board of Education for helping to keep the school environment safe, especially after a trying school year. Following a fatal student shooting in March at Great Mills High School, “There...
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FOX 5 Zip Trip to Visit Lexington Park

FOX 5 Zip Trip to Visit Lexington Park

Early risers are invited to join the Fox 5 Zip Trip Team, along with representatives from local businesses, county government, recreation, the arts and non-profits this Friday morning (June 15) at John G. Lancaster Park in Lexington Park. Bring your family, friends and co-workers to the park from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. to...
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St. Mary’s County Man Catches Record Warmouth at Gilbert Run Lake

St. Mary’s County Man Catches Record Warmouth at Gilbert Run Lake

A 24-year-old St. Mary’s County man is now the official state record holder for the warmouth in Maryland’s nontidal waters. Avid angler Dezi Collins of Mechanicsville reeled in his record 10.72 ounce catch June 11 at Gilbert Run Lake in Charles County. Collins, along with a few friends, were fishing for black bass when...
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Almost 6 million Gallons of Wastewater Overflowed into Mattawoman Creek Watershed

Almost 6 million Gallons of Wastewater Overflowed into Mattawoman Creek Watershed

The Charles County Department of Public Works Released the following statement. Due to heavy rains in conjunction with multiple pump failures, on June 11, 2018, we experienced an overflow of raw wastewater of approximately 5.8 million gallons from several manholes adjacent to Mattawoman Creek in the area of Maryland Route 225. The overflow was...
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