Charles County Police and US Marshals Service Arrest Wanted Lusby Man in Virginia, Released Day Later

Charles County Police and US Marshals Service Arrest Wanted Lusby Man in Virginia, Released Day Later

On Monday, January 23, 2023, PFC Rickard of the CCSO’s Warrant Unit, along with the US Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Task Force, located Brian McCane, Sr., 38, of Lusby, MD, who was wanted in connection with an assault that occurred last month. On Christmas day, December 25, 2022, the victim and two witnesses were arriving home on Abberly Place in Waldorf when they observed McCane, a former boyfriend, standing near the victim’s vehicle. McCane pulled a pistol from...
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Anne Arundel County States Attorney’s Office Announce Pair Who Fled to Arizona Plead Guilty to Murder of Former Roomate

Anne Arundel County States Attorney’s Office Announce Pair Who Fled to Arizona Plead Guilty to Murder of Former Roomate

UPDATE 1/27/2023: A pair connected with the 2017 disappearance of their former roommate Megan Tilman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for her killing, State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced. Christina Harnish, also known as Christina Stallings, and William Rice entered the plea in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court in Annapolis on Wednesday afternoon. Sentencing for the pair is scheduled for May 26, 2023 and the State is seeking the maximum sentence of 40 years in prison for each. “Megan...
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Accokeek Man Accidentally Discharges Firearm During Waldorf Home Invasion After Pistol-Whipping Victim

Accokeek Man Accidentally Discharges Firearm During Waldorf Home Invasion After Pistol-Whipping Victim

On Saturday, December 24, 2022, at approximately 11:26 p.m., police responded to the 2200 book of Stream Vista Place in Waldorf, for the reported assault with a firearm. Officers arrived on the scene and made contact with the adult female victim who was emotionally upset. The victim advised while herself and a male friend were in her apartment. The friend opened the door to the residence to leave when the victims ex-boyfriend Carlos Barksdale was observed standing outside the...
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UPDATE: Police Make Arrest and Recover an Assault Pistol After Another Shootout in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Police Make Arrest and Recover an Assault Pistol After Another Shootout in Lexington Park

UPDATE 1/26/2023: Detectives with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) executed a series of search and seizure warrants, with the assistance of the agency’s Emergency Services Team. As a result, investigators located a loaded Cobray MK-11 assault pistol as well as a loaded Taurus G2C semi-automatic handgun, which are suspected of being utilized during the incident. These seizures resulted in the arrest of an 18-year-old male and 14-year-old male on multiple firearms-related charges. Pernell Maddox,...
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Hughesville Woman Accidentally Shoots Herself After Attempting to Shoot a Squirrel in Her Chicken Coop

Hughesville Woman Accidentally Shoots Herself After Attempting to Shoot a Squirrel in Her Chicken Coop

On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at approximately 9:02 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the 6800 block of Maxwell Drive in Hughesville, for the reported shooting. The 911 caller, a 55-year-old female, advised she had shot herself but could not advise with what she shot herself with. Police arrived on the scene and located the victim with a wound to her foot and began rendering aid until the arrival of fire and ems. The victim reported she...
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Police Arrest 17-Year-Old and Recover Stolen Dirt Bike and Stolen Vehicle

Police Arrest 17-Year-Old and Recover Stolen Dirt Bike and Stolen Vehicle

On Monday, January 23, 2023, at 12:32 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a victim of a theft who reported a dirt bike, that was previously stolen from his house, was being advertised for sale on an online social media site. Officers from the Neighborhood Enforcement Team investigated and learned the suspect was in the 2900 block of Marshall Hall Road. Officers responded and observed the suspect on the stolen dirt bike; he was arrested after a brief...
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9-Year-Old Finds Huge Megalodon Tooth on Christmas Morning at Calvert Cliffs

9-Year-Old Finds Huge Megalodon Tooth on Christmas Morning at Calvert Cliffs

Future paleontologist, Molly, was out searching for fossils on Christmas morning when, what to her wondering eyes appeared…but a huge Megalodon tooth! Molly was excited to share her awesome find with our paleontology department at the museum! We love seeing and hearing about the treasures you find along the shore. New in 2023 is our First Fossil Friday program! On the first Friday of every month we invite the public to bring their findings to the museum to be...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision That Killed a 24-Year-Old Huntingtown Woman – Second Calvert Fatal in Two Days

UPDATE: Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision That Killed a 24-Year-Old Huntingtown Woman – Second Calvert Fatal in Two Days

UPDATE 1/24/2023: On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at approximately 12:45 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded to the 1800 block of Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick, to investigate a report of a motor vehicle crash. According to a preliminary investigation, a 2007 Nissan Maxima was traveling east on Hallowing Point Road east of Heather Road. The Nissan crossed over the right shoulder line and struck the face of the guardrail. The Nissan continued...
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Police in Calvert County Investigating Single Vehicle Crash That Killed a Prince Frederick Man

Police in Calvert County Investigating Single Vehicle Crash That Killed a Prince Frederick Man

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash the occurred Monday evening in Calvert County. On Monday, January 23, 2023, at approximately 6:45 p.m., troopers from the Prince Frederick Barrack responded to the 200 block of Steeple Chase Drive in Prince Frederick, for a report of a vehicle that struck a building. According to a preliminary investigation, a Ford Explorer was traveling south from a commercial parking lot approaching the intersection of Steeple Chase Drive and Armory Road....
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Lexington Park Pair Arrested for Intent to Distribute Narcotics

Lexington Park Pair Arrested for Intent to Distribute Narcotics

A traffic stop Tuesday morning by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies resulted in several Controlled Dangerous Substance charges including Possession with Intent to Distribute Narcotics for a Lexington Park man and woman. Amber Nicole Queen, age 28 of Lexington Park, and Barry Nathaniel Booker, age 61 of Lexington Park, were both charged with six counts of CDS Possession: Not Cannabis; CDS Possession Paraphernalia and CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute Narcotics. Queen was also charged with Possession of...
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February 2023 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

February 2023 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Let the fun begin! Coprolites, skipjack tours, programs for kids and more museum fun will keep the winter blues away. Stay for a night of great music with a performance by Ash and Eric as a part of our Maritime Performance Series. For more information, please visit: www.calvertmarinemuseum.com Thursdays, Feb. 2 & 9 – Sea Squirts: “Woo” is out at night? Owls 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.: Children 18 months to 3 years, with an adult, are invited to...
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Maryland Governor Moore’s New Budget Includes Several Chesapeake Bay Restoration Priorities

Maryland Governor Moore’s New Budget Includes Several Chesapeake Bay Restoration Priorities

January 20, 2023: A.J. Metcalf, Maryland Media & Communications Coordinator, Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Maryland Gov. Wes Moore’s newly released state budget includes funding for several high priority initiatives to improve Chesapeake Bay. The Fiscal Year 2024 budget provides 43 new positions and $3.7 million in funding for the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to enable the agency to close the extensive backlog of administratively continued pollution discharge permits. CBF along with other environmental organizations have called on...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in St. Leonard, No Injuries Reported

State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in St. Leonard, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE 1/23/2023: According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal, the fire started in the basement of the residence. The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time. As a result of the fire, the occupants were displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross. 1/23/2023: On Sunday, January 22, 2023, at approximately 2:00 p.m., firefighters in Calvert County responded to the 6300 block of Broomes Island Road in St. Leonard, for the reported house on...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash That Killed a Man and Women from Waldorf

Police in Charles County Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash That Killed a Man and Women from Waldorf

On Saturday, January 21, 2023, at approximately 12:53 a.m., Troopers from Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to United States Route 301 (Crain Hwy) in the area of St. Patrick’s Drive for a report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Due to the circumstances, the Maryland State Police CRASH Team responded to assume the investigation. A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers from the MSP La Plata Barrack and the MSP CRASH Team indicates a 2020 Toyota Corolla operated...
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UPDATE: Man Who Killed Couple in Charlotte Hall Car Crash Found Guilty of Criminally Negligent Manslaughter

UPDATE: Man Who Killed Couple in Charlotte Hall Car Crash Found Guilty of Criminally Negligent Manslaughter

UPDATE  1/20/2023: State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling announced today that a St. Mary’s County Jury found Defendant Aleksander A. Ivanchev, 40, of Lexington Park, guilty of two counts of criminally negligent manslaughter for the deaths of Melody Russell and Shawn Bailey following a July 2021 collision in Charlotte Hall. Sterling thanked members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for their investigation and Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Laura Caspar, who prosecuted the case on behalf of the citizens of St....
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Wanted: Timothy Wayne Brooks, age 52 of Lexington Park

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Wanted: Timothy Wayne Brooks, age 52 of Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Timothy Wayne Brooks, age 52 of Lexington Park. In November, Brooks removed his GPS monitor while on pretrial release for charges of theft, unlawful taking of motor vehicle and CDS possession. Brooks is a black male, 6’2” and weighs 200 pounds with black...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Winter Waterfowl Hunting Day for Youth, Veterans, and Military Members Set for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Winter Waterfowl Hunting Day for Youth, Veterans, and Military Members Set for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is encouraging Maryland’s youth hunters, veterans, and military personnel to experience the excitement of this season’s second special waterfowl hunting day on Saturday, Feb. 4. “These special hunt days give our youth, active duty military and veteran hunters a well-deserved chance to get outside one last time before...
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Annapolis Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge for Threatening to Murder United States Congressman Ted Cruz

Annapolis Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge for Threatening to Murder United States Congressman Ted Cruz

Justin Kuchta, age 39, of Annapolis, Maryland, pleaded guilty to a federal charge for threatening to murder a United States Member of Congress. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Chief J. Thomas Manger of the United States Capitol Police; and Acting Superintendent of...
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Unmanned MQ-4C Triton Begins Anti-Ice Test Flights at Patuxent River

Unmanned MQ-4C Triton Begins Anti-Ice Test Flights at Patuxent River

The MQ-4C Triton test team conducted the first flight to assess the unmanned aircraft system’s ability to fly with wing ice accumulation Jan. 25 at Patuxent River. This was the first of approximately 15 flights planned through spring 2023 that will clear Triton to fly in icing conditions. “Triton’s ability to fly in icing...
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Reward Offered: Charles County Police Investigating Tires Removed from Vehicles in Bryans Road and Waldorf

Reward Offered: Charles County Police Investigating Tires Removed from Vehicles in Bryans Road and Waldorf

Between January 24 – January 25, during the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) removed the tires from a vehicle in the area of Sir Douglas Drive in Bryans Road. A similar theft occurred on Stream Vista Place in Waldorf and an attempted theft occurred in the parking lot of a business in Waldorf that was...
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Nanjemoy Man Arrested After Police Execute Search Warrant and Recovers Drugs, Guns, Drug Production Equipment

Nanjemoy Man Arrested After Police Execute Search Warrant and Recovers Drugs, Guns, Drug Production Equipment

On January 20, 2023, at 3:15 p.m., detectives assigned to the Narcotics Enforcement Section (NES), with assistance from the Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET), served a search warrant at a home in the 8000 block of Gilroy Road in Nanjemoy as part of an ongoing investigation. Just prior to serving the warrant, the NET officers...
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NAS Patuxent River Announces New Gate Hours and Spike Strips Effective February 1, 2023

NAS Patuxent River Announces New Gate Hours and Spike Strips Effective February 1, 2023

NAS Patuxent River will adjust its gate hours beginning Feb. 1, 2023. Pax River’s new gate hours are: Gate 1 – Open 24/7 Gate 2 – Open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gate 3 – Open 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. NAS Patuxent River will also lay spike strips on Cuddihy Road just beyond...
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No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes Liquor Delivery Truck in Lexington Park

No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes Liquor Delivery Truck in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at approximately 6:55 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Great Mills Road and Saratoga Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision with unknown injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a Nissan sedan struck a semi-truck and trailer which was turning into Canopy...
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Thomas Johnson Bridge Closed for Nearly 2 Hours After Motor Vehicle Collision

Thomas Johnson Bridge Closed for Nearly 2 Hours After Motor Vehicle Collision

On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at approximately 5:15 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel from Calvert County responded to the Gov. Thomas Johnson Bridge for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find at least three vehicles involved with two in a head-on collision. Emergency medical personnel evaluated...
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Free Legal Expungement Clinics at St. Mary’s County Health Hub

Free Legal Expungement Clinics at St. Mary’s County Health Hub

Williams, McClernan, and Stack, LLC (WMS) and the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) announce free legal services to support expungement of certain criminal records at the St. Mary’s County Health Hub, located at 21625 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Free legal help will be provided by  Williams, McClernan, and Stack, LLC to...
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Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion Lifts F-35C in External Load Test

Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion Lifts F-35C in External Load Test

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND PATUXENT RIVER, Md.: A CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter from Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) performed an external load certification lift of an inoperable F-35 Lightning II airframe in December at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland. The lift was to evaluate the load and inform...
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Annual On Watch Memorial Campaign to Commemorate World War II Veterans Runs Through May 1, 2023

Annual On Watch Memorial Campaign to Commemorate World War II Veterans Runs Through May 1, 2023

Citizens are invited to honor a World War II veteran with a memorial paver brick on the Veterans Patio at the “On Watch” memorial statue in Solomons. The Calvert County Department of Public Works, General Services Division, is coordinating the annual campaign, which runs through May 1, 2023. The “On Watch” memorial statue is...
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Police Investigating Altercation at Lackey High School , One Transported to Hospital

Police Investigating Altercation at Lackey High School , One Transported to Hospital

On January 25 at 10:50 a.m., two students, who are siblings, entered a bathroom at Henry E. Lackey High School to fight another student. The school resource officer was made aware of the fight and he and a school staff member responded. At that point, the students were already engaged in a physical altercation....
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Van Hollen, Carper Reintroduce Bill to Grant Statehood to the District of Columbia

Van Hollen, Carper Reintroduce Bill to Grant Statehood to the District of Columbia

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) alongside a group of Senate Democrats in reintroducing legislation to make Washington, D.C. the 51st state. The bill would give Washington D.C. citizens full representation in Congress. The Washington, D.C. Admission Act (S.51) would ensure that the citizens and elected leaders of the District of Columbia have full...
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Charles County Commissioners Meeting Update – January 24, 2023

Charles County Commissioners Meeting Update – January 24, 2023

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, Associate County Attorney Danielle Mitchell, Deputy County Administrator Deborah Hall, and GS Proctor and Associates, Inc. representatives provided a legislative update for the 2023 Maryland General Assembly Session. County Commissioners voted to send a letter of supports for Senate Bill 103 and Property Tax Credit for Disabled Veterans Senate Bill 134. Approval...
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Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct, Indecent Exposure and Other Charges After Stripping in Safeway Parking Lot

Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct, Indecent Exposure and Other Charges After Stripping in Safeway Parking Lot

On Wednesday, January 18, 2023, Deputy McCourt responded to the Safeway located at 80 West Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick, for a 911 hang-up. Upon arrival, Deputy McCourt observed Lionell Mackall Jr., 41 of Prince Frederick, in the parking to be heavily intoxicated as he was unable to walk straight and had extremely...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – January 24, 2023

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – January 24, 2023

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County (CSMC) hosted a joint meeting with the St. Mary’s County Board of Education on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. After the joint meeting, the Commissioners held their regular business meeting, beginning with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners then presented a proclamation...
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