UPDATE: Police Investigating Robbery and Firebombing of Mechanicsville 7-Eleven, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE: Police Investigating Robbery and Firebombing of Mechanicsville 7-Eleven, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: On July 25, 2021, at approximately 4:39 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 28200 block of Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, for a hold-up alarm activation. Deputies arrived on scene and located the employee/victim outside and heavy smoke inside the business. The victim advised a male suspect entered the business and demanded money. The victim cooperated and provided the suspect with an undisclosed amount...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Task Force Make Multiple Arrests on July 22, 2021

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Task Force Make Multiple Arrests on July 22, 2021

On July 22, 2021, members of the Youth Gun Violence Task Force were in the 21800 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, to serve an outstanding warrant on Jamaze Jovan Wood, age 22, of no fixed address. As members of the task force approached Wood, he fled on foot and was subsequently located in a hotel room and taken into custody. Wood actively resisted arrest and investigation determined the hotel room had not been rented to anyone...
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Waldorf Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Multiple Robberies

Waldorf Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Multiple Robberies

UPDATE 7/27/2021: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Monday, July 26, 2021, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Dashawn Fitzgerald Thomason, 19, of Waldorf, to 15 years in prison for Armed Robbery, Use of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime of Violence, Robbery, and two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. On May 11, 2021, Thomason entered a guilty plea to the aforementioned charges. On September 16, 2020, officers responded...
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Police in Calvert County Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Huntingtown

Police in Calvert County Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Huntingtown

On Monday, July 26, 2021, at approximately 6:42 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau responded to a serious motor vehicle accident along Rt. 4 near the intersection of Huntingtown High School in Huntingtown. Upon arrival, units located a single vehicle, a Chevy Equinox that had crashed into the guardrail on the northbound side of Rt. 4, with the driver and sole occupant suffering from serious injuries. Members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction...
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police Investigating 56-Year-Old Charles County Man Struck and Killed in Waldorf

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Investigating 56-Year-Old Charles County Man Struck and Killed in Waldorf

UPDATE 7/25/2021: On Saturday, July 24, 2021, at approximately 10:02 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a serious motor vehicle collision on United States Route 301 (Crain Hwy) in the area of Smallwood Drive in Waldorf, Maryland. Due to the seriousness of the collision, the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack requested the Maryland State Police CRASH Team to assume the investigation. A preliminary investigation conducted by the CRASH Team...
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AUDIO: Police Investigating Motorcycle Collision in La Plata, Operator Transported to Hospital with Life-Threatening Injuries

AUDIO: Police Investigating Motorcycle Collision in La Plata, Operator Transported to Hospital with Life-Threatening Injuries

On Friday, July 23, 2021, at approximately 7:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Crain Highway and Fairgrounds Road in La Plata, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle. Police arrived on the scene in under 3 minutes from dispatch and found a male unconscious in the roadway with his leg severed. The first arriving officer applied a tourniquet to the victim. Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 2 was requested to land...
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11-Year-Old Female Flown to Area Trauma Center After Being Run Over by Vehicle in California

11-Year-Old Female Flown to Area Trauma Center After Being Run Over by Vehicle in California

On Friday, July 23, 2021, at approximately 8:35 p.m., police, fire and rescue  personnel responded to the area of Myrtle Point Park located at 24050 Patuxent Boulevard in California, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. The 911 caller reported a 12-year-old female fell out of the vehicle and was then run over by the vehicle. Police arrived on the scene and reported the victim was going in and out of consciousness. Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper...
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Man Sentenced to Two Life Sentences for Rape and Solicitation to Kill Victim and Witness

Man Sentenced to Two Life Sentences for Rape and Solicitation to Kill Victim and Witness

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Friday, July 23, 2021, Charles County Circuit Court Judge William R. Greer, Jr. sentenced Daniel Jonathan Felts, 38, to two life sentences in prison for Second Degree Rape, Possession of Child Pornography, and two counts of Solicitation to Commit Murder. On April 21, 2021, Felts entered a guilty plea to the aforementioned charges. On September 4, 2019, the juvenile victim and her mother contacted officers from the Charles County...
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St. Leonard Woman Accidently Shot During Burglary

St. Leonard Woman Accidently Shot During Burglary

On Thursday, July 22, 2021, at approximately 3:30am, Patrol Deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 7764 Patuxent Drive in  St. Leonard, for a report of a residential burglary and a shooting. Upon arrival, the investigation revealed that Sean Tayman, 42, of St. Leonard forcefully entered the home of his in-laws and estranged wife of whom, has a Protective Order in place against him. The homeowners confronted Tayman and fired a warning shot with a revolver, accidently...
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Youth Gun Violence Task Force Continue to Make Arrests in St. Mary’s County

Youth Gun Violence Task Force Continue to Make Arrests in St. Mary’s County

On July 21, 2021, members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Task Force executed a search and seizure warrant in the 46400 block of Munley Lane in Lexington Park. The subject of the warrant, Jamal Kedrick Davis, age 24 of Lexington Park, was located in his vehicle. Found in the vehicle was a loaded handgun, suspected cocaine, a digital scale, and packaging material. Davis is prohibited by law from possessing regulated firearms. Jamal Kedrick Davis...
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Lightning Strikes Steeple of Church in Waldorf

Lightning Strikes Steeple of Church in Waldorf

On Wednesday, July 21, 2021, thirty three fire and EMS personnel responded to the Calvary Gospel Church, on Berry Road in Waldorf, just after 2:00 P.M. Firefighters arrived on scene in minutes, and reported fire showing from the roof, they stretched a line to the attic area and extinguished all fire. There were no extension to the church, as the fire was contained in the steeple area. No injuries were reported and the church was not occupied at the...
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Remembering Retired St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Margaret “Peggy” Smolarsky

Remembering Retired St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Margaret “Peggy” Smolarsky

It is with profound grief and sadness that we announce the passing of retired Corporal Margaret “Peggy” Ann Smolarsky, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, who passed away on July 20, 2021 after a hard-fought battle against cancer. Peggy was born in March of 1958, in Cheverly, Maryland and grew up in Prince George’s County. Peggy began her career with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office in April of 1999 as a deputy and retired in November of...
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Maryland Emergency Management Agency Awards $4 Million to Fire, EMS, and Rescue Departments

Maryland Emergency Management Agency Awards $4 Million to Fire, EMS, and Rescue Departments

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announced awards of $4 million in federal funding made available through the Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs, and Families Act (RELIEF) of 2021. MEMA will distribute these funds to 181 volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue departments throughout the State of Maryland to assist with hardship relief from COVID-19. With assistance from the Maryland State Firemen’s Association (MSFA), MEMA and the Maryland Military Department advertised the availability of the special funding to...
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St. Mary’s County Man Wanted for Sex Offender Violation

St. Mary’s County Man Wanted for Sex Offender Violation

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Richard Howard Tucker Jr., who is wanted on an outstanding warrant for a Sex Offender Violation. Tucker is 36 years old with an address in California, MD. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Cpl. Taylore Nauman at 301-475-4200, ext. 78109 or taylore.nauman@stmarysmd.com. Citizens may remain anonymous and contact the St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motorcycle Collision in Lexington Park, 24-Year-Old Washington Man Flown to Trauma Center with Life-Threatening Injuries

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motorcycle Collision in Lexington Park, 24-Year-Old Washington Man Flown to Trauma Center with Life-Threatening Injuries

UPDATE 7/19/2021: On Saturday, July 17, 2021 at around 12:30 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a motorcycle crash in the area of Point Lookout Road and Thompson Orchard Lane in Lexington Park. Deputies and EMS arrived on the scene to find a single motorcycle had left the roadway. The driver was located in a culvert off the side of the road with incapacitating injuries. Due to the severity of injury, the...
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Police Investigating Triple Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Pasadena

Police Investigating Triple Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Pasadena

On July 24, 2021 at approximately 22:34 p.m., Northern and Eastern District Officers responded to a single vehicle crash on westbound Route 100 near the Route 10 interchange. This crash was witnessed by an off-duty officer who observed the vehicle travelling westbound Rt. 100 west prior to the Rt. 10 interchange at excessive speeds...
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Christopher J. Gadway Sworn in As Calvert County Commissioner

Christopher J. Gadway Sworn in As Calvert County Commissioner

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) held a swearing-in ceremony today, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 for new board member Christopher J. Gadway. Gadway was appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan to replace former Commissioner Thomas “Tim” Hutchins as the District 2 representative for the remainder of his term. The swearing-in ceremony was conducted...
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Maryland State Police to Participate In Annual National Night Out Events on Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Maryland State Police to Participate In Annual National Night Out Events on Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Maryland State Troopers will join communities and other law enforcement agencies across the state on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 in support of National Night Out. Every year since 1984 National Night Out is observed on the first Tuesday in August in local communities to promote positive police-community partnerships and neighborhood comradery to make all...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Task Force Adds the Federal Bureau of Investigation to List of Partners

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Task Force Adds the Federal Bureau of Investigation to List of Partners

UPDATE 7/27/2021: Sheriff Tim Cameron is pleased to welcome the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a collaborative community partner in the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Task Force. “FBI Baltimore is proud to partner with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and assist the Youth Gun Violence Task Force that...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating One Shot in Great Mills

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating One Shot in Great Mills

On Monday, July 26, 2021, at approximately 10:15 a.m., police responded to the 45000 block of Chancellors Run Court in Great Mills, for the report of shots fired. Officers arrived in the area and found shell casings in the roadway. No victim was found, however, a short time later, police responded to the MedStar...
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Jury Finds Two Prince George’s County Men Guilty of Murder in 2017 Killing of Man in Southeast Washington

Jury Finds Two Prince George’s County Men Guilty of Murder in 2017 Killing of Man in Southeast Washington

Nyekemia Everett, 35, of Greenbelt, Md., and Malik Hewitt, 41, of Capitol Heights, Md., have been found guilty of first-degree felony murder while armed and other charges in the 2017 killing of a man in Southeast Washington. The announcement was made by Acting U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips and Robert J. Contee III, Chief...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup July 27, 2021

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup July 27, 2021

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. Following approval of the Consent Agenda, the Commissioners recognized Tom Hodges Auto Sales with a Proclamation for 31 years of service. The Commissioners also recognized several local black-owned businesses with a Proclamation for...
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Local Public Health Advisory: Recent Rise in COVID-19 Cases

Local Public Health Advisory: Recent Rise in COVID-19 Cases

Ongoing surveillance of local COVID-19 data by the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has shown a recent increase in several key indicators, including: Total cases of COVID-19 in St. Mary’s County residents: 7,536 (+85 in past 7 days) Number of Breakthrough Cases: 63 (+19 in the past 7 days, 43% increase) Identified Variants...
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Police and Maryland State Fire Marshal Investigating Stolen Vehicle Found Ablaze in Accokeek

Police and Maryland State Fire Marshal Investigating Stolen Vehicle Found Ablaze in Accokeek

On Friday, July 23, 2021, at approximately 9:40 p.m., police and firefighters responded to the area of 8564 Barry’s Hill Road in Accokeek, for the reported vehicle fire. Four firefighters from the Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene to find a Ford Explorer Sport Trac fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters extinguished...
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Preparing Your Children to Stay Home Alone – Fire Safety and Beyond

Preparing Your Children to Stay Home Alone – Fire Safety and Beyond

Story courtesy of the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department / PIO / Fire Prevention Officer Scot Best At some point during the school year and summer, you may begin to consider the possibility of having your children care for themselves throughout the day. Self-care can be a rewarding experience for children who are ready for...
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Two Flown to Area Trauma Center After Motorcycle Strikes Pedestrian at Maryland International Raceway

Two Flown to Area Trauma Center After Motorcycle Strikes Pedestrian at Maryland International Raceway

On Sunday, July 25, 2021, at approximately 11:55 a.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the Maryland International Raceway located at 27861 Budds Creek Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a pedestrian with one patient unconscious. Crews arrived on the scene to find two victims on the...
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One Flown to Area Trauma Center After 170 MPH Motorcycle Crash at Maryland International Raceway

One Flown to Area Trauma Center After 170 MPH Motorcycle Crash at Maryland International Raceway

On Friday, July 23, 2021, at approximately 10:05 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the Maryland International Raceway located at 27861 Budds Creek Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported high speed collision involving a motorcycle. The 911 caller/EMT on the scene requested a helicopter for an adult male after an approximately 170...
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Minor Injuries Reported After Motorcycle Crash at Maryland International Raceway

Minor Injuries Reported After Motorcycle Crash at Maryland International Raceway

On Friday, July 23, 2021, at approximately 6:30 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the Maryland International Raceway located at 27861 Budds Creek Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 61-year-old male with minor injuries. The operator of the...
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MedStar St. Mary’s Award Scholarships to Six Area Students

MedStar St. Mary’s Award Scholarships to Six Area Students

For 20 years, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital has supported students in the Southern Maryland region by providing scholarships to individuals pursing degrees in health care. Since 2001, 169 students have received support through this program. For 2021, six area students were awarded $132,000 in scholarships to help them continue their journey to become the...
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August 2021 Events at the Calvert County Marine Museum

August 2021 Events at the Calvert County Marine Museum

Summer is getting hotter, so why not cool down at the Calvert Marine Museum? Visit our new exhibit, Sharks! Sink Your Teeth In! and explore the diversity of the west Atlantic’s cartilaginous fish, past and present. Beat the heat with a scenic river cruise on the Wm. B. Tennison or take an afternoon sail...
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Sotterley Barn Bash & Craft Beer Tasting on Saturday, August 28, 2021

Sotterley Barn Bash & Craft Beer Tasting on Saturday, August 28, 2021

Historic Sotterley’s Barn Bash & Craft Beer Tasting returns for Summer 2021! This popular event is back and offers something for everyone: an incredible selection of craft beer, live music from Unfinished Business, artisan vendors, lawn games, and food truck vendors offering everything from nachos to jerk chicken. We even have wine for purchase...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred in the early morning of July 23, 2021, in Prince George’s County. At approximately 2:30 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack responded to Baltimore Avenue (U.S. Route 1) at Mulberry Street in Laurel, for a report of a pedestrian...
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