Police Operating on Scene of Barricade Situation in Chesapeake Beach

Police Operating on Scene of Barricade Situation in Chesapeake Beach

On Friday, August 19, 2022, police responded to a residence in the Richfield Station Subdivision in Chesapeake Beach. A barricade situation was declared and the Calvert County Criminal Investigations Bureau and St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team responded and have been conducting negotiations for over 4 hours. Police remain on the scene as of 1:20 a.m. Swat teams have fired multiple rounds of gas into the residence and have attempted contact for over 2 hours. An armored...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Ends Barricade Situation Peacefully After Nearly 3 Hours of Negotiation

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Ends Barricade Situation Peacefully After Nearly 3 Hours of Negotiation

UPDATE 8/19/2022: Police were able to peacefully place the adult female into custody. Emergency medical personnel standing by were placed in service at 6:00 p.m. Deputies transported the female to an area hospital for a mental evaluation. No injuries were reported. 8/19/2022: On Friday, August 19, 2022, at approximately 3:00 p.m., police responded to the 22000 block of Gunston Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported domestic verbal disturbance involving a woman armed with a knife. Police arrived on...
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Cobb Island Mother Arrested for Murder of Her 18-Year-Old Daughter

Cobb Island Mother Arrested for Murder of Her 18-Year-Old Daughter

On September 30, 2020, officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 17400 block of Audrey Road in Cobb Island for the report of a person not breathing. Upon arrival, officers discovered Elizabeth Marie Evening Star Stone, 18, on her bed; she was deceased. Detectives responded and the girl’s mother indicated her daughter had several underlying medical conditions. Stone was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) where an autopsy was performed. As part...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Pedestrian Struck in Mechanicsville, Leonardtown Man in Stable Condition

UPDATE: Police Investigating Pedestrian Struck in Mechanicsville, Leonardtown Man in Stable Condition

UPDATE 8/19/2022 @ 8:10 a.m.: On Thursday, August 18, 2022, at 8:18 pm, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Laurel Grove Park in Laurel Grove for the reported motor vehicle collision with a pedestrian. Deputies arrived on scene to find the pedestrian suffering from serious injuries. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded and continued the investigation. Preliminary investigation determined that Matthew Scott Hurry, age 36 of...
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Lexington Park Woman Convicted for Her Participation in a Conspiracy to Fraudulently Obtain Military Disability Benefits

Lexington Park Woman Convicted for Her Participation in a Conspiracy to Fraudulently Obtain Military Disability Benefits

A federal jury convicted Mary Francis Biggs, age 65, of Lexington Park, Maryland, late on August 15, 2022, for conspiracy to commit theft of government property and for theft of government property in connection with a scheme to fraudulently obtain additional military disability benefits for her husband from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). As a result of the fraud scheme, from 2016 through 2019, Biggs and her husband received over $170,000 in disability benefits and early...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Collision in Leonardtown

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Collision in Leonardtown

UPDATE: On Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022 at 12:11 pm, patrol deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle collision in the intersection of Hollywood Road and Route 5 in Leonardtown. Deputies arrived on scene and observed an offset head-on style motor vehicle collision with one operator unresponsive. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded and continued the investigation. Preliminary investigation determined a 2000 Ford F-150 was being operated by Armond Cyrill...
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UPDATE: Brandywine Man Sentenced to Life Plus 30 Years in Prison for Murder During Robbery at Waldorf Hotel

UPDATE: Brandywine Man Sentenced to Life Plus 30 Years in Prison for Murder During Robbery at Waldorf Hotel

UPDATE 8/17/2022: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Monday, August 15, 2022, Charles County Circuit Court Judge William R. Greer, Jr. sentenced Marc Carlyle McLaughlin, Jr., 33, to Life in Prison plus 30 years for the First-Degree Felony Murder of Kenneth Brawner, Attempted Armed Robbery, and related charges. On May 11, 2022, a Charles County jury convicted McLaughlin of the aforementioned charges. On September 21, 2020, officers responded to the Master Suites Hotel located in...
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Police Seeking Identify of Suspect Involved with Burglary of ATM, and Attempted Burglary of JMJ Firearms in Mechanicsville

Police Seeking Identify of Suspect Involved with Burglary of ATM, and Attempted Burglary of JMJ Firearms in Mechanicsville

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in two burglary investigations. On Monday, August 15, 2022 at 3:16 a.m., the suspect broke into the Mechanicsville Bank of America ATM in an attempt to steal cash. Prior to this incident, the same suspect attempted to break into JMJ Firearms in Mechanicsville at 2:11 a.m. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or these incidents is asked to call Deputy Bradley Kirscht...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Two Separate Motor Vehicle Collisions Involving Motorcycles in Lusby That Leaves One Dead and One Seriously Injured

UPDATE: Police Investigating Two Separate Motor Vehicle Collisions Involving Motorcycles in Lusby That Leaves One Dead and One Seriously Injured

UPDATE 8/15/2022: On Saturday, August 13, 2022, at approximately 11:36 p.m., deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau responded to the area of Solomons Island Road just prior to Dowell Road in Lusby, MD, for a serious motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle. Deputies arrived on scene and advised one adult male was seriously injured and suffered a full amputation to their lower extremity. Preliminary reports indicate the motorcyclist, Rushane Alexander Lee, 31 of Waldorf, MD, ran...
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Woman Reunites with First Responders Who Saved Her Life After Suffering Medical Emergency

Woman Reunites with First Responders Who Saved Her Life After Suffering Medical Emergency

On Friday, August 12, 2022, an emotional reunion occurred with First Responders and a medical emergency patient. On June 27, 2022, at approximately 7:00 a.m., a call was received by the Charles County Department of Emergency Services about a young mother who was experiencing a severe medical emergency. Friday, the young mother, Kristy Royal-Robinson, met the first responders who saved her life. There were some tears of joy, as the first responders were able to meet Mrs. Kristy Royal-Robinson...
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Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter Waives All Adoption Fees Through August, 2022 Due to Overabundance of Animals at Shelter

Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter Waives All Adoption Fees Through August, 2022 Due to Overabundance of Animals at Shelter

The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter is at capacity and will waive adoption fees for all animals through Aug. 31, 2022 Regular adoption procedures still apply. “It’s a great time to visit our shelter to find the perfect companion,” said Public Safety Director Jackie Vaughan. “With an overabundance of animals at the shelter, we really need our community’s support to find these animals happy new homes. If you have the means to, please consider adopting one of our animals...
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Special Deputy United States Marshal Facing Federal Charges for Money Laundering Related to a Romance Scam Involving More Than 20 Victims

Special Deputy United States Marshal Facing Federal Charges for Money Laundering Related to a Romance Scam Involving More Than 20 Victims

A federal criminal complaint has been filed charging Isidore Iwuagwu, age 35, of Upper Malboro, Maryland, with the federal charge of conspiring to commit money laundering related to numerous online romance scams. Iwuagwu will have his initial appearance today beginning at 2 p.m., in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Sullivan. The criminal complaint was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge Andrew Hartwell...
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UPDATE: Police Arrest Forestville Man for Murder of 53-Year-Old Great Mills Man

UPDATE: Police Arrest Forestville Man for Murder of 53-Year-Old Great Mills Man

UPDATE 8/10/2022: Deputies arrived on scene within minutes of the shooting call and identified the suspect as Malcolm Carl Young, age 46 of Forestville. Young was quickly taken into custody and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown and charged with the following in the death of Anthony Charles Wright, age 53 of Great Mills. Murder First and Second Degree Assault First and Second Degree Handgun/Loaded Handgun on Person Firearm-Possession Crime of Violence with...
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Lusby Man Sentenced to 14-Years for Second-Degree Rape of Step-Daughter

Lusby Man Sentenced to 14-Years for Second-Degree Rape of Step-Daughter

Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announced today that Ryan Christopher Carpenter, 37, of Lusby, has been sentenced to 14 years of active incarceration following his conviction for second degree rape. The sentence was imposed by Judge Mark S. Chandlee of the Calvert County Circuit Court. Carpenter was sentenced to 20 years with 6 years suspended. Upon release, Carpenter will be on 5 years of supervised probation and required to register as a sex offender for life. Because rape...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum to Host New Activities – Second Saturdays Outdoor Adventures: Nature & Forest Play for All Ages Series

St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum to Host New Activities – Second Saturdays Outdoor Adventures: Nature & Forest Play for All Ages Series

Families, children and adults of all ages can enjoy new outdoor activities while visiting either St. Clement’s Island Museum or Piney Point Lighthouse Museum on select Saturdays of the month, August through December 2022. These activities encourage visitors to explore nature and the outdoors through curiosity and play. Modeled loosely after “Forest School” learning styles in Denmark and Sweden, the Nature & Forest Play for All Ages Series encourages discovering nature through hands-on, tactile, “no right or wrong way...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested with Loaded Handgun

Lexington Park Man Arrested with Loaded Handgun

On August 11, 2022, Detective Forinash with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, conducted a vehicle stop in the 22600 block of MacArthur Boulevard in California. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Malik Shavon Jordan, age 25 of Lexington Park. During the vehicle stop, a loaded handgun was located...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint Today

Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint Today

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Traffic Operations Unit is conducting an impaired driver checkpoint this Friday, August 19, 2022. Special patrols and enforcement focused on impaired and aggressive driving are conducted year round with the goal of educating the community and deterring these dangerous behaviors. The CCSO is reminding motorists to always designate...
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Waldorf Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Waldorf Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Friday, August 12, 2022, Charles County Circuit Court Judge William R. Greer, Jr. sentenced Clarence Henry Henderson, 30, of Waldorf, to 10 years in prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor. Upon release, Henderson will be on supervised probation for five years and must...
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NAS Patuxent River Abuzz Over Boy Scouts Bee House Project on Base

NAS Patuxent River Abuzz Over Boy Scouts Bee House Project on Base

Naval Air Station Patuxent River has long been a steward of the local flora and fauna of the Southern Maryland Landscape since its construction in 1943. With nearly 15,000 acres of land dedicated to the Test mission here, it’s no surprise that much of that land is covered in forest, grassy meadows, and marsh...
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Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Regrets to Announce Passing of Greg Casoni

Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Regrets to Announce Passing of Greg Casoni

The officers and members of the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad regret to announce the passing of Active and Honorary Life Member Gregory (Greg) Casoni. Greg joined the department in 2010. In February 2011, Greg obtained his Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) certification. Greg has served as Chief Engineer and was actively serving as Assistant Engineer....
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New Maryland Dove to Arrive at Historic St. Mary’s City on August 27, 2022

New Maryland Dove to Arrive at Historic St. Mary’s City on August 27, 2022

The public is invited to help honor the arrival of the new Maryland Dove to St. Mary’s City, Maryland on August 27, 2022. In 2018, Historic St. Mary’s City announced that the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) had been selected to build a brand-new Maryland Dove. The ship, a representation of the late 17th-century...
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Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Announce Passing of Life Member Gary Curtis

Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Announce Passing of Life Member Gary Curtis

It is with great sadness that the Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc., announce the passing of Gary Curtis. Gary passed peacefully on Sunday August 14th after a long battle with cancer. Gary joined the department in 1989 and a life member who served our department of over 32 years. Gary...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Man On Child Pornography Charges In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Arrest Man On Child Pornography Charges In Prince George’s County

Troopers arrested a Prince George’s County man Friday morning after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Investigation developed evidence of distribution and possession of child pornography. The suspect is identified as Erlyn Matta Jimenez, 24, of Hyattsville, Maryland. Matta Jimenez is charged with seven counts of possession of child pornography...
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Lion Choi’s Taekwondo Studio Instructor Arrested and Charged for Sex Offense Involving a Minor

Lion Choi’s Taekwondo Studio Instructor Arrested and Charged for Sex Offense Involving a Minor

On September 8, 2021, the Anne Arundel County Police were notified by the Department of Social Services in reference to a sex offense involving a minor and an instructor of Lion Choi’s Taekwondo studio, which is located in the 2000 block of Annapolis Road in Hanover Maryland. The victim, who was 17 years old...
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Police in Prince Frederick Arrest Shady Side Man on Multiple Drug Charges

Police in Prince Frederick Arrest Shady Side Man on Multiple Drug Charges

On August 9, 2022, Senior Deputy Flynt of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was conducting a patrol check at the Wawa in Prince Frederick and observed a vehicle pull into the gas pumps with no lights on. Deputy Flynt proceeded to check the welfare of the driver, after being parked at the pumps for...
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Dr. Crystal Ricks Awarded Department of Defense STEM Ambassador for 2022-2023 School Year

Dr. Crystal Ricks Awarded Department of Defense STEM Ambassador for 2022-2023 School Year

Dr. Crystal Ricks, Coordinator of Advanced Learning for Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS), has been selected as a Department of Defense (DoD) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Ambassador for the 2022-2023 school year. As an educator recognized with the DoD STEM Ambassador award, Dr. Ricks will partner with the Defense STEM Education Consortium...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Field Sobriety Checkpoints

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Field Sobriety Checkpoints

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with MDOT’s Highway Safety Office and the Maryland State Police, will be conducting Impaired driving enforcement operations in the weeks leading up to and including Labor Day weekend. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from...
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Two Men Charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack – Cocaine Following Traffic Stop in Charles County

Two Men Charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack – Cocaine Following Traffic Stop in Charles County

On August 9 at 9:16 a.m., an officer assigned to the Traffic Operations Unit observed a registration violation on a commercial vehicle in the area of Leonardtown Road and Bryantown Road and initiated a traffic stop. A check revealed the driver of vehicle had a suspended driver’s license. Through further investigation, the officer recovered...
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Police Investigating Single Vehicle Rollover in Ridge, Operator Flown to Trauma Center

Police Investigating Single Vehicle Rollover in Ridge, Operator Flown to Trauma Center

On Monday, August 15, 2022, at approximately 8:15 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 48890 Curleys Road in Ridge, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway that had overturned with the operator still inside the...
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St. Mary’s County Back to School Shopping a Success!

St. Mary’s County Back to School Shopping a Success!

On Saturday, August 13, 2022, Troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, and other law enforcement agencies and volunteers, took children from St. Mary’s County to Walmart to shop for back to school supplies! Thank you to our St. Mary’s County Optimist Club and the generous donations from...
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Maryland Humanities Kicks of Maryland Tour of Smithsonian Exhibition on Rural America in Charles County

Maryland Humanities Kicks of Maryland Tour of Smithsonian Exhibition on Rural America in Charles County

Crossroads: Change in Rural America, a traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition, is opening at Serenity Farm in Benedict on September 8 at noon. The farm serves as the first venue of a five-stop tour of the state, presented through Maryland Humanities’ Museum on Main Street program. The Farm Heritage Conservancy partners with Maryland Humanities for...
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Governor Hogan Announces Expansion of Landmark SmartBuy Initiative To Help More Homebuyers

Governor Hogan Announces Expansion of Landmark SmartBuy Initiative To Help More Homebuyers

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has expanded the state’s landmark SmartBuy initiative to address rising housing market prices. To help manage purchase costs, homebuyers can now eliminate up to $50,000 in student loan debt—up from $30,000. The program has also added an additional down...
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