UPDATE: Police Release Photo of Halloween Armed Robbery Suspect in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Police Release Photo of Halloween Armed Robbery Suspect in Lexington Park

UPDATE 11/20/2018: On October 31, 2018, at approximately 6:50 p.m. an individual wearing a “Jason” Halloween mask entered the Stop N Shop, located on Great Mills Road, in Lexington Park, armed with a knife. The individual took an undisclosed amount of money, and fled the business. The suspect is described as a white male, wearing a red and black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and brown Timberland boots. The case is under investigation by the St. Mary’s County Criminal Investigations Division....
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UPDATE: Details Released in Indian Head Home Invasion Where Two Sisters Stabbed Victims

UPDATE: Details Released in Indian Head Home Invasion Where Two Sisters Stabbed Victims

UPDATE: On November 17, 2018, at approximately 11:00 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 100 block of Bland Drive in Indian Head for the report of a stabbing. When officers arrived on scene, they learned two female suspects stabbed two women (a mother and daughter) who were known to them and fled the scene in a white Dodge van. Officers canvassed the area and observed the van nearby; they initiated a traffic stop...
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Serious Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park Results in Two Patients Taken to Trauma Center

Serious Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park Results in Two Patients Taken to Trauma Center

On Sunday, November 18, 2018 at approximately 3:25 p.m, police fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of the Canopy Liquors, on Great Mills Road, and Saratoga Drive, in Lexington Park, for the reported serious motor vehicle accident with one person trapped. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles, with one in the roadway and one off the roadway with two people trapped in the vehicle. Firefighters from Bay District and Second District extricated two patients after...
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Detectives Investigating Death of 35-Year-Old Man at Charles County Detention Center

Detectives Investigating Death of 35-Year-Old Man at Charles County Detention Center

On November 16 at 12:10 a.m., Correctional Officers at the Charles County Detention Center were conducting routine security checks when they discovered a 35-year-old male, from Lottsburg, Virginia, who was alone in his cell, hanging from a bedsheet. The officers took immediate life-saving actions to include CPR and the activation of an automated external defibrillator. EMS responded and the man was transported to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. In accordance with...
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Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Bushwood Where Three Dogs Perished

Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Bushwood Where Three Dogs Perished

UPDATE 11/16/2018: According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the occupant of the residence at 36817 Sandy Lane, in Bushwood, discovered the fire located in a living space of the residence. The total monetary loss to the structure and contents was estimated at $100,000. The occupant was able to escape without injury; however, three dogs perished as a result of the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is...
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Chicken Rico Restaurant Fire Under Investigation in Waldorf

Chicken Rico Restaurant Fire Under Investigation in Waldorf

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at approximately 12:00 p.m., Firefighters from La Plata, Bryans Road, Bel Alton, Waldorf, and surrounding Departments responded to the Chicken Rico Restaurant, located at 3310 Crain Highway, in Waldorf for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find the two-story restaurant being evacuated with black smoke, and fire showing from the roof. No injuries were reported and more than 40 firefighters extinguished the fire in under 40 minutes. The Maryland State Fire...
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Elderly Female Sent to Trauma Center After Rollover in Hollywood

Elderly Female Sent to Trauma Center After Rollover in Hollywood

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at approximately 8:50 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Hollywood Road, and St. Johns Road, in Hollywood, for the reported serious motor vehicle accident with one vehicle overturned. Crews arrived on scene to find a Ford Ranger in the roadway on its roof, with the single occupant/operator trapped in the vehicle. Firefighters extricated the patient after approximately 5 minutes, and emergency medical services took over patient care. The elderly...
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Huntingtown Woman was Arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest at Wawa in Prince Frederick

Huntingtown Woman was Arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest at Wawa in Prince Frederick

On November 7, 2018 Deputy Rediker of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to Wawa in Prince Frederick for the report of a disorderly subject. Roberta Claire Duran, 59, of Huntingtown, was confrontational and uncooperative as Deputy Rediker attempted to speak with her. She continued to touch his arm and approach him in an aggressive manner. Duran was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where she was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Failure to Obey...
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UPDATE – AUDIO: Name of 71-Year-Old Pedestrian Killed on Route 5 in Waldorf Released

UPDATE – AUDIO: Name of 71-Year-Old Pedestrian Killed on Route 5 in Waldorf Released

11/14/2018 @ 10:40 a.m.: The deceased pedestrian has been identified as Allen Tehwayee Blegay, 71, of District Heights. Approximately 1 minute before the motor vehicle accident was dispatched, the 911 Center dispatched a check the welfare call for a black male reportedly walking in the roadway with all dark clothing.  (listen to audio below) 11/14/2018: On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at approximately 0334 hours, Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a motor...
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87-Year-Old Man Killed After Being Struck by Vehicle on Chancellors Run Road in Great Mills

87-Year-Old Man Killed After Being Struck by Vehicle on Chancellors Run Road in Great Mills

Preliminary investigation determined a 2003 Dodge Dakota, operated by Hugo Neme Camelo, 31 of Hollywood, was traveling north on Chancellors Run Road towards Three Notch Road, when Camelo struck two pedestrians. The pedestrians have been identified as Luz Aldave Frias, 85, and Leandro Banaag Frias, 87, both of Great Mills. Luz Frias and Leandro Frias were crossing the northbound lanes of Chancellors Run Road, when they were struck by the Dodge truck.
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Distribution of Propaganda from the Ku Klux Klan

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Distribution of Propaganda from the Ku Klux Klan

Since November 11, 2018, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office has received reports from people who have found fliers containing propaganda from the Ku Klux Klan. The fliers, which appear to have been distributed in a random manner, were inside plastic bags and found along the roadway and in driveways in front of people’s homes. To date, fliers have been found in Waldorf and La Plata. Similar fliers were also found in Calvert, St. Mary’s, and Anne Arundel counties as...
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Handgun Recovered After Traffic Stop in Newburg, Three Virginia Men Charged with Felony Theft

Handgun Recovered After Traffic Stop in Newburg, Three Virginia Men Charged with Felony Theft

On November 5, 2018, at approximately 1:35 a.m., Officer T. Rickard of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, initiated a traffic stop on Crain Highway near Clifton Drive, in Newburg, after observing a SUV pulling a tow behind trailer with no registration plate visible. At the time of the traffic stop, a black and yellow off-road motorcycle was on the trailer. Police made contact with the driver and advised him why he was stopped, and he stated the tag should...
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16-Year-Old Charged with Attempted Murder After Shooting 19-Year-Old with Shotgun in Armed Robbery Attempt

16-Year-Old Charged with Attempted Murder After Shooting 19-Year-Old with Shotgun in Armed Robbery Attempt

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at approximately 2:00 p.m., officers of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded the 6600 block of Bucknell Road, in Bryans Road, for the report of a shooting. Upon officers arrival, they contacted an off duty police officer in the area who stated he heard several gunshots. Shortly after hearing the gunshots, the off-duty officer observed two subjects running towards him and one had a shotgun in his hand. Both subjects were detained and the...
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One Person Injured After Vehicle Drives into Planet Fitness in California

One Person Injured After Vehicle Drives into Planet Fitness in California

On Sunday, November 11, 2018, at approximately 11:35 a.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the Wildewood Shopping Center, located at 23415 Three Notch Road, in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a structure Crews arrived on scene to find a single vehicle halfway into the Planet Fitness building, with the single occupant/operator still inside the vehicle. One patient was transported to an area hospital with minor non-life threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported. Police...
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VIDEO: Police in Waldorf Investigating Burglary

VIDEO: Police in Waldorf Investigating Burglary

On November 3 at 10:15 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2900 block of E Mourning Dove Place in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. Investigation revealed two occupants of a house left for a short period of time. While they were gone, they received an alert from a doorbell surveillance camera (See video below). They observed two suspects standing at the front door; one suspect used a crow bar and pried the...
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2019 Woman of the Year and Tomorrow’s Woman Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

2019 Woman of the Year and Tomorrow’s Woman Award Nominations  Now Being Accepted

The St. Mary’s County Commission for Women is in search of extraordinary and inspiring women in the community. Nominations for Woman of the Year and Tomorrow’s Woman are now being accepted. The awards recognize women who have made significant contributions to the local region through their volunteer service. Nominees will be recognized at the Women’s History Month Banquet...
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Telemarketing Fraudster Sentenced, Maryland Company Defrauded Small Businesses & Non-Profits Out of Millions

Telemarketing Fraudster Sentenced, Maryland Company Defrauded Small Businesses & Non-Profits Out of Millions

The owner of a Maryland-based fraudulent telemarketing company that duped schools, churches, non-profits, small businesses, and government offices out of millions of dollars is now serving a federal prison sentence, thanks to an investigation by the FBI and partner agencies. Eric Epstein, 58, founded Midway Industries in 2003. His employees, who worked on commission,...
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Body of Missing Nanjemoy Man Located in Charles County Creek

Body of Missing Nanjemoy Man Located in Charles County Creek

UPDATE 11/19/2018: On November 15, 2018, a vehicle operated by Walter Junior Carroll, II, 36, of Nanjemoy, was found abandoned on Poseytown Road in Nanjemoy. When he didn’t return home, his family contacted police to file a missing person report. Several search and rescue teams, including canines and the CCSO’s drones, were deployed to...
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Maryland State Police To Increase Patrols In Preparation For Thanksgiving Holiday

Maryland State Police To Increase Patrols In Preparation For Thanksgiving Holiday

With extra traffic expected this Thanksgiving holiday, Maryland State Police will have additional troopers on patrol who will be using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to highway incidents and take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of travelers. Beginning Wednesday night, troopers from each...
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Deer Firearms Season Opens November 24

Deer Firearms Season Opens November 24

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces that the two-week firearm hunting season for sika and white-tailed deer opens Nov. 24 and runs through Dec. 8. “The two-week firearms season remains our most popular hunting opportunity in the state,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “More than one-third of the harvest occurs during this two-week season, which...
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Leonardtown Rotary Club Awards Stephen Vallandingham its Paddle for Heroes Scholarship to Pursue Paramedic Certificate

Leonardtown Rotary Club Awards Stephen Vallandingham its Paddle for Heroes Scholarship to Pursue Paramedic Certificate

The Leonardtown Rotary Club recently awarded its Paddle for Heroes Scholarship to College of Southern Maryland (CSM) student Stephen Vallandingham. A volunteer with the St. Mary’s County Advanced Life Support, Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) and Seventh District Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Vallandingham is currently pursuing his EMS Paramedic Certificate at CSM. Established...
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24-Year-Old Lusby Woman Loses, Then Finds $10,000 Winning Ticket

24-Year-Old Lusby Woman Loses, Then Finds $10,000 Winning Ticket

A stay-at-home mom from Lusby made the long drive to Baltimore on Thursday to cash in a Mega Millions ticket that had definitely seen better days. Ripped and mangled by a trip through a washing machine, the $10,002 winning ticket was still legible. The third-tier winner was one of several tickets she purchased last month when...
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Commercial Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park Sends Driver to Hospital

Commercial Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park Sends Driver to Hospital

On Friday, November 16, 2018, at approximately 3:05 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 18371 Three Notch Road, and Hill House Farm Lane, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find a large commercial vehicle off the roadway and in a ditch, with the single...
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Police Locate Wanted Woman and Make Two Drug Arrests at WaWa in Mechanicsville

Police Locate Wanted Woman and Make Two Drug Arrests at WaWa in Mechanicsville

On November 9, 2018 at approximately 8:00 p.m., Trooper J. Powis from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to WaWa located in Mechanicsville for a reported wanted person at the location. Upon arrival, contact was made with the passenger of the vehicle, who identified herself as Tammy Lou Buckler. However, St. Mary’s County...
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Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Destruction of Property and Served Three Outstanding Warrants.

Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Destruction of Property and Served Three Outstanding Warrants.

On November 7, 2018 Deputy Rzepkowski of the Calvert County Sheriff”s Office responded to the Patuxent Health Center in Prince Frederick to investigate a car alarm. The complainant advised a black male wearing a jean jacket, jeans and a dark shirt was seen walking away from the vehicle. The subject was located hiding behind...
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Callaway Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine and Marijuana After Traffic Stop in California

Callaway Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine and Marijuana After Traffic Stop in California

On October 19, 2018 at approximately 1:00 a.m., Trooper T. Howard from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack conducted a traffic stop in the California, area. Upon contact with the operator of the vehicle, later identified as Gohar Tarek Shaaban, 25 of Callaway, a strong odor of marijuana was detected. A probable cause search revealed...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Resisting Arrest and Assault

Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Resisting Arrest and Assault

On November 1, 2018 at approximately 8:30 a.m., Trooper First Class B. DiToto from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack conducted a traffic stop in the Great Mills area. The vehicle was occupied by the driver, identified as Erica Katherine Dayton, 27 of Lexington Park, and a small child in the rear seat. While...
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17-Year-Old Driver from Dunkirk in Serious Condition After Motor Vehicle Accident

17-Year-Old Driver from Dunkirk in Serious Condition After Motor Vehicle Accident

On November 14, 2018 at approximately 5:57 p.m. members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team were dispatched to Southern Maryland Blvd (MD 4) and Brickhouse Road in Dunkirk, for a motor vehicle collision. The preliminary investigation of the collision revealed a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by a...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Online Threats of Violence Against Two High Schools

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Online Threats of Violence Against Two High Schools

The Charles County Sheriff's Office is investigating Snapchat posts that made threats of violence against two high schools. Police have identified the students they believe are responsible for the posts, and they do not believe the threats are credible. It was determined that both schools were safe to open and operate on a normal...
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UPDATE: Fire that Destroyed Trailer in Mechanicsville Still Under Investigation

UPDATE: Fire that Destroyed Trailer in Mechanicsville Still Under Investigation

UPDATE 11/13/18: The RV/trailer fire on Lockes Hill Road, in Mechanicsville is still currently under investigation. Their were no active fire alarms or sprinkler systems in place, and unknown if any smoke alarms were in place. The estimated loss of the structure and contents is valued at $5,000.00. The fire was discovered by a...
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Bluegrass for Hospice raises over $250,000 in 10 years

Bluegrass for Hospice raises over $250,000 in 10 years

On Saturday October 27, 2018, Bluegrass for Hospice took place once again. It was held at the Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills. In spite of the early morning rain, the later of the day turned out a fun crowd of about 400.  We made $27,873.85 for the Hospice of St. Mary’s, Hospice House. Bluegrass...
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DNA Leads to Arrest of Temple Hills Man Who Shot Clerk in Liquor Store Robbery Last March

DNA Leads to Arrest of Temple Hills Man Who Shot Clerk in Liquor Store Robbery Last March

Charles County Sheriff’s investigators have identified and charged a man in connection with an armed robbery that occurred earlier this year. The arrest is the result of a DNA match combined with investigative work. On March 21 at 2:06 p.m., a lone male suspect entered a liquor store in the 10600 block of Crain...
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