State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Waldorf Involving a Pedestrian

State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Waldorf Involving a Pedestrian

On Thursday, September 20, 2018, Deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a motor vehicle collision on Route 5 in the area of Renner Road, and Forest Park Drive, in Waldorf Early reports indicate a female driver struck male pedestrian shortly after 5:00 a.m., the driver remained at the scene. Police arrived on the scene and began to search for a victim. Shortly afterwards, the male victim was...
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Two Officers Shot in Prince Georges County

Two Officers Shot in Prince Georges County

On Wednesday, September 19, 2018., at approximately 10:30 p.m., the Prince Georges County Police Department Special Operations Divisions were in the process of executing a search warrant on behalf of the Narcotics Enforcement Division on the 2700 block of Lorring Drive, in a multi-story apartment building. Shortly after knocking on the door and presenting them self as police, they received no answer. They utilized a mechanical device to break the door down and get inside. Once the device succeeded, a...
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UPDATE: 31-Year-Old Nanjemoy Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in White Plains

UPDATE: 31-Year-Old Nanjemoy Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in White Plains

UPDATE 9/19/2018 @ 10:35 a.m.: On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at approximately 1846 hours, Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on southbound United States Route 301 south of Maryland Route 227 in White Plains. Due to the circumstances, the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack requested the Maryland State Police CRASH Team to assume the investigation. A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers from the La...
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Strong Arm Robbery in Waldorf Under Investigation

Strong Arm Robbery in Waldorf Under Investigation

On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at approximately 6:40 p.m., police responded to the area of 2600 block of Hamilton Place, and Bannister Circle for the reported assault and possible strong arm robbery. Police arrived on scene to find a 41-year-old male subject was assaulted, and robbed for an undisclosed amount of cash. An ambulance was requested for victim who had multiple injuries to his face and other locations, it is unknown if he was transported to a hospital. The...
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Chaptico Man Arrested for Distribution of Fentanyl, Heroin and Cocaine

Chaptico Man Arrested for Distribution of Fentanyl, Heroin and Cocaine

In august of 2018 the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office began to investigate Devone Hall, 30, of Chaptico, and his involvement in the distribution of fentanyl, heroin and cocaine. As a result of the investigation, a search and seizure warrant was obtained for Hall’s person. On September 13, 2018, members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division were conducting surveillance on Hall. On the same date, it was confirmed that Hall was wanted on an open...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash Involving Charles County Police Car

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash Involving Charles County Police Car

On September 16, 2018, at approximately 6:34 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle collision in the 27000 block of Three Notch Road, in Mechanicsville. Upon arrival, a vehicle was located on the shoulder of the road, with the operator still inside. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation. Preliminary investigation determined a 2009 Ford Crown Victoria, operated by Charles County Sheriff’s...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Assistance Identifying Robbery Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Assistance Identifying Robbery Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On September 11, 2018, the suspect entered the Quik Shop, located in the 21000 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, and pretended to purchase items. Once the register was open, the suspect threw an article of clothing at the clerk and proceeded to steal an undisclosed amount of money from the register. The suspect then fled the area on foot. Anyone with information...
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La Plata Man Sentenced to 25 years for Sexually Abusing Vulnerable Teen

La Plata Man Sentenced to 25 years for Sexually Abusing Vulnerable Teen

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Calvin Julius Burgess, 35, formerly of La Plata, to 25 years for Sex Abuse of a Minor. Covington, commenting on the Court’s sentence said, “The Court’s sentence puts a predator behind bars where he should be. I firmly believe that no one in our great County will find fault with the Court’s sentence. This predator, by...
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UPDATE: Details Released in Dunkirk Fastop Armed Robbery

UPDATE: Details Released in Dunkirk Fastop Armed Robbery

UPDATE 9/13/2018: On Friday, August 31, 2018, at approximately 9:35 p.m., Deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Fastop Convenience Store, located at on Southern Maryland Blvd, in Dunkirk, for the report of an armed robbery at the establishment. Deputy Flynt located the store clerk who said he was robbed at gunpoint. The clerk reported he was at the lottery register when a white male wearing a black mask ran into the store brandishing a handgun....
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UPDATE: Third Man Arrested for Armed Robbery in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Third Man Arrested for Armed Robbery in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Justin Antoine Parker, 28, whose current address is listed as the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, in Leonardtown was arrested on September 6, 2018. Parker is charged with armed robbery, three counts each of assault first degree, three counts each of assault-sec degree, use of a firearm during a felony or violent crime and illegally possessing a handgun. Parker was located in the rear passenger seat of the Chrysler Pacifica when Barnes and Jordan were arrested. Park resembled the description given by the victims...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Sex Offender

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Sex Offender

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Tavares Antoine Sherman, a wanted sex offender. Sherman is described as: Sex: Male Date of Birth: 06/03/1974 (44-year-old) Current Age: 44 Height: 6’01” Weight: 230 lbs Race: Black Skin Tone: Medium Eye Color: Hazel Hair Color: Black Sherman’s last known residence is 46440 Munley Lane, Lexington Park, and his employment address was 20845 Callaway Village Way, in Callaway. Sherman, a tier III offender and lifetime registrant, is wanted for failing to register and provide information required by the registry....
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Three Injured After Crash in Lexington Park

Three Injured After Crash in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at approximately 2:30 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to Willows Road and Abberly Crest Lane for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles off the roadway, in a rear-end style collision Three patients were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police continue to investigate the crash.
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Hogan Administration Announces Statewide Response Efforts to Florence

Hogan Administration Announces Statewide Response Efforts to Florence

Governor Larry Hogan has directed state agencies to work together to keep Marylanders safe and informed as Hurricane Florence continues to head towards the U.S. eastern seaboard. Large areas of Maryland have already experienced significant rainfall in the past few days, making the ground saturated with water and thus making this storm a serious threat to life and property. “I have signed Executive Order 01.01.2018.22 declaring a state of emergency beginning Monday, September 10, 2018 ahead of the landfall...
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AUDIO: Detectives in Charles County Seeking Information Related to a Shooting in Waldorf

AUDIO: Detectives in Charles County Seeking Information Related to a Shooting in Waldorf

Charles County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking information from the public relating to a shooting incident that took place in Waldorf. On Saturday, September 8, 2018, at approximately 11:40 p.m., the victim was walking in the 700 block of University Drive when he was approached by an unknown male. The male stole property from the victim before shooting him. The victim was transported to a hospital with serious injuries and is expected to survive. Anyone with information about the...
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VIDEO: Police Seeking Identity of Suspect Who Defecated in Apartment Complex Laundry Room

VIDEO: Police Seeking Identity of Suspect Who Defecated in Apartment Complex Laundry Room

On Saturday, September 8, 2018, at approximately 9:25 p.m., Deputy P. Henry of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Chancellors Run Apartments at Chancellors Run Court, in Great Mills for the report of a suspicious incident. Upon arriving contact was made with the employee who said an unknown black male had entered the laundry room, and defecated and urinated on the floor. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person shown in...
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Go Fund Me Started for Injured Retired St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputy

Go Fund Me Started for Injured Retired St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputy

Tim was involved in an unfortunate cycling accident that left him severely injured.  As a result, he was flown to Baltimore Shock Trauma Center /  intensive Care Unit in Baltimore for emergency treatment. 
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State Officials Hear Benefits of Pretrial Services

State Officials Hear Benefits of Pretrial Services

Rather than sitting in jail awaiting a day in court, a qualified offender has the opportunity to obtain medical or addiction services and can still work to provide for their family through the Pretrial Services offered at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center. Following a visit by criminal justice officials from Armenia...
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WANTED by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Chester Termain Jones

WANTED by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Chester Termain Jones

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Chester Termain Jones, wanted for violating the terms of Pretrial Release from the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center. Jones is also wanted on a warrant for Second-Degree Escape. Jones is a 39-year-old black male with black hair and brown eyes. Height:...
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Notice of Public Hearing – Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Zoning Map Amendment

Notice of Public Hearing – Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Zoning Map Amendment

Regarding Proposed Amendment to the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance Official Zoning Maps NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County will conduct a public hearing, in the Commissioners Meeting Room in the St. Mary’s County Chesapeake Building, located at 41770 Baldridge Street, Leonardtown, Md. on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 beginning at 11:00...
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Senate Passes Cardin Measures to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Senate Passes Cardin Measures to Fight Opioid Epidemic

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin lauded Senate passage today of a package of bills to tackle the opioid epidemic facing the country. Included in the package are Cardin provisions that would expand the use of telehealth services for the treatment of opioid use, bundle payments for medication-assisted treatment under Medicare, study the expansion of successful peer support services and...
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St. Mary’s College Student Gregory ’19 Interns with GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco

St. Mary’s College Student Gregory ’19 Interns with GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco

St. Mary’s College Student Jenna Gregory ’19 (art history) was the fifth St. Mary’s College recipient for an internship scholarship created by alumnus and SMCM Board of Trustees member John Bell ’95 that provides funds for students to intern with the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco, California. Elisabeth Cornu, museum adviser for GLBTHS, remarked...
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Dr. Mary Schweitzer to Speak at the Calvert Marine Museum

Dr. Mary Schweitzer to Speak at the Calvert Marine Museum

Dr. Mary Schweitzer will speak on “Tyrannosaurus rex Under the Microscope” on Saturday, September 22nd at 2:30 in the Harms Gallery at the Calvert Marine Museum. Soft tissues, like connective tissue and muscle, are exceedingly rare in the fossil record. This presentation is about finding soft tissues preserved in Tyrannosaurus rex fossils. FREE and open to the public. Dr. Schweitzer...
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Hogan Administration Announces $12 Million in Highway Safety Grants

Hogan Administration Announces $12 Million in Highway Safety Grants

As part of ongoing efforts to prevent traffic crashes and save lives on Maryland roads, Governor Larry Hogan today announced that $12 million in federal highway safety funds will be granted to approximately 90 agencies and organizations across the state with the goal of reducing crashes and related injuries and deaths. “The safety of our...
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2018 Photo Contest Winners Selected from 4,300 Entries

2018 Photo Contest Winners Selected from 4,300 Entries

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the winners of the 2018 Natural Resources Photo Contest, with the grand prize going to Kevin Moore of Perry Hall for his colorful autumn photo of a small blue heron. This year’s grand prize package includes $500, a 2019 Maryland State Park and Trail Passport, a five-year subscription to Maryland Natural...
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Point Lookout State Park Hosts Artillery Weekend

Point Lookout State Park Hosts Artillery Weekend

The Friends of Point Lookout are hosting a U.S. Civil War weekend Sept. 29-30 at Point Lookout State Park in St. Mary’s County. Programs run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The program features artillery demonstrations and other programming. Tours of Fort #3 and the prison pen site will...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Maryland Reaches 10,000 Registered Apprentices

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Maryland Reaches 10,000 Registered Apprentices

Governor Larry Hogan and Labor Secretary Kelly M. Schulz today announced that Maryland has reached more than 10,000 registered apprentices currently earning and learning in the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program – the highest participation rate since 2008. The announcement was made during the September meeting of the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council (MATC),...
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Volunteers Needed for Christmas Connection Program

Volunteers Needed for Christmas Connection Program

Christmas Connection is a volunteer and interagency partnership providing holiday cheer to seniors and families in need. The Charles County Department of Community Services leads the “Adopt-a-Senior” portion of the project, and is seeking volunteers to prepare and deliver holiday food baskets to seniors who have been determined to be financially needy and without...
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Lottery Seeks $50,000 Powerball Winner from Mechanicsville Burchmart, and More

Lottery Seeks $50,000 Powerball Winner from Mechanicsville Burchmart, and More

Maryland’s Powerball players sure are lucky! They racked up prizes of $150,000 and $50,000 two months in a row, adding three more prize winners to the roster this past Saturday. The Maryland Lottery is ready to welcome the seven players still holding onto their unclaimed tickets. No one hit the jackpot again on Saturday,...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Vehicle Fire in Dunkirk

State Fire Marshal Investigating Vehicle Fire in Dunkirk

On Friday, September 14, 2018, at approximately 10:45 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Solomons Island Road, and Ward Road, in Dunkirk, for the reported vehicle fire. A passer-by traveling along Ward Road discovered the vehicle, abandoned and on fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a 2014 Honda Accord...
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3-Alarm Apartment Fire Displaces Over 100 Occupants in Prince Georges County

3-Alarm Apartment Fire Displaces Over 100 Occupants in Prince Georges County

On Monday, September 17, 2018, at approximately 3:35 p.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the 3500 block of 85th Avenue, in Lanham, for the reported structure fire with subjects possibly trapped. Prior to arrival of firefighters, dispatch advised responding units that the 911 caller reported smoke coming from her neighbors apartment and that...
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39-Year-Old Lusby Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in Severna Park

39-Year-Old Lusby Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in Severna Park

On September 15th 2018 at approximately 1:15 a.m officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to a crash on Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard (MD-648) at Lower Magothy Beach Road in Severna Park. A GMC 2500 Sierra pickup truck driven by Kyle Heck, 32, of, Severna Park, was traveling southbound on Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Temple Hills

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Temple Hills

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred in Temple Hills on Monday morning.   The deceased suspect is 23 year old Jose Alvarez of the 3700 block of Del Mar Drive in Woodbridge, Virginia. The preliminary investigation reveals that on September 17, 2018,at 7:21 am, a...
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