19-Year-Old Bryans Road Man Arrested on Charges Stemming from shooting a 21-Year-Old Male in Lexington Park

19-Year-Old Bryans Road Man Arrested on Charges Stemming from shooting a 21-Year-Old Male in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Tywan Thomas Morris, age 19 of Bryans Road, has been arrested and charged stemming from a shooting at the 20800 block of Daisy Lane in Lexington Park on June 14, 2021. Morris has been charged with two counts of First-Degree Assault, Possession of a Firearm by a Minor, Handgun on Person, Loaded Handgun on Person and Firearm in the Use of a Felony or Violent Crime. He is currently being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention and...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating 25-Year-Old Man Killed at Birthday Party Bryans Road

UPDATE: Police Investigating 25-Year-Old Man Killed at Birthday Party Bryans Road

UPDATE – Press Release from the  Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc. – 6/21/2021 @ 6:00 p.m.: On Sunday, June 20, at approximately 10:48 pm, a shooting took place at the Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc. The victim was a guest of a birthday party being held in our banquet hall upstairs and was not in any way affiliated with Bryans Road VFD. The victim was shot in the rear parking lot...
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State Fire Marshal and St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fire, Burglary at Charlotte Hall Restaurant

State Fire Marshal and St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fire, Burglary at Charlotte Hall Restaurant

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at approximately 7:25 p.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Leonardtown, and Charles County responded to the Farmers Market located at 29890 Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall, for the reported commercial structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find smoke showing from a one story commercial building and upon further investigation, firefighters found a small fire within the bathroom. Firefighters extinguished the fire in under 5 minutes and checked the surrounding area of extensions which...
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One Injured After Single Vehicle Strikes Tree in California

One Injured After Single Vehicle Strikes Tree in California

On Saturday, June 19, 2021, at approximately 11:50 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Three Notch Road and St. Andrew’s Church Road in California, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle into a tree with the single occupant out of the vehicle. One patient was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA)...
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Former Mary Moss Academy Employee Receives 30 Years in Prison for Sex Abuse of a Minor

Former Mary Moss Academy Employee Receives 30 Years in Prison for Sex Abuse of a Minor

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced today that Mark Thoms, 41, a former behavior specialist at Mary Moss Academy, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex abuse of a minor and continuing course of conduct. The Severna Park resident entered a plea of guilty to the charges on April 30, 2021. “Sexual abuse against a minor is a particularly heinous crime, because it involves a violation of trust as well as the exploitation of...
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Police in Charles County Arrest Two Suspects Involved in Shooting a Man in Waldorf in March 2021

Police in Charles County Arrest Two Suspects Involved in Shooting a Man in Waldorf in March 2021

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have identified a man wanted in connection with shooting another man during an altercation. On March 12, 2021, at approximately 6:37 p.m., officers responded to the report of a shooting in the parking lot of a motel in the 2200 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf. Officers located a male with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a hospital where he was treated for an injury that was not life threatening. The...
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Drunk Chesapeake Beach Man Spits on Police Officer After Hit & Run Crash is Charged with DUI and Assault

Drunk Chesapeake Beach Man Spits on Police Officer After Hit & Run Crash is Charged with DUI and Assault

On June 16, 2021, at 6:11 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2100 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf after the victim of a hit and run crash that occurred in Prince George’s County followed the striking vehicle to a shopping center in Charles County. When officers arrived, they made contact with the involved parties of the accident. Officers observed that the driver of the striking vehicle appeared to be impaired and a computer...
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Maryland State Police Investigating 26-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident on Crain Highway

Maryland State Police Investigating 26-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident on Crain Highway

On Thursday, June 17, 2021, at approximately 4:30 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack responded to a two-vehicle crash on Route 301 in the area of Clymer Drive. According to a preliminary investigation, the driver of a Volkswagen Jetta was making a left turn from northbound Route 301 onto Clymer Drive. At the same time, a tractor-trailer was traveling south of Route 301. The driver of the Volkswagen failed to yield to the tractor-trailer, which led...
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AUDIO: Good Samaritans Save Man Trapped in Burning Vehicle After Motor Vehicle Collision in Indian Head

AUDIO: Good Samaritans Save Man Trapped in Burning Vehicle After Motor Vehicle Collision in Indian Head

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at approximately 3:55 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 6310 Chicamuxen Road in Indian Head, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one vehicle on fire with the occupant trapped. Before the arrival of First Responders, multiple Good Samaritans removed the trapped victim from the burning vehicle, he was reportedly combative and suffering burns to the upper body. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Task Force to Partner with State and Federal Agencies

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Task Force to Partner with State and Federal Agencies

UPDATE 6/16/2021: Sheriff Tim Cameron is pleased to announce several new community partners assisting with the Youth Gun Violence Task Force. The Maryland State Police is assigning Maryland Troopers to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Task Force, and the task force is partnering with the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Office of the State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County. These partnerships allow for cooperation among allied agencies to combat...
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UPDATE: 19-Year-Old Shot and Killed at Chancellor’s Run Regional Park Identified

UPDATE: 19-Year-Old Shot and Killed at Chancellor’s Run Regional Park Identified

UPDATE 6/16/2021 @ 1:20 p.m.: The 19-year-old male who was shot and killed at Chancellor’s Run Regional Park in Great Mills on Monday, June 14, was identified as Valdez Rico Baker III, of California, MD. UPDATE 6/15/2021 @ 2:15 p.m.: On Monday, June 14, 2021, at approximately 7:07 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21900 block of Chancellor’s Run Road in Great Mills, for the reported shooting. Deputies located a male victim, age...
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Medical Emergency Leads to Motor Vehicle Collision in Great Mills, Operator Flown to Area Trauma Center

Medical Emergency Leads to Motor Vehicle Collision in Great Mills, Operator Flown to Area Trauma Center

On Monday, June 14, 2021, at approximately 8:45 p.m., police responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Indian Bridge Road in Great Mills, for the report of a motor vehicle collision. No signs of a collision were observed and contact with citizens in the area reported they did not hear or see anything prior to his arrival. Police searched the area for approximately 10 minutes before returning to service. At 9:20 p.m., police, fire and rescue were...
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Police in Charles County Apprehend Armed Robbery Suspect – Judge Releases Him on Personal Recognizance

Police in Charles County Apprehend Armed Robbery Suspect – Judge Releases Him on Personal Recognizance

On June 12, 2021, at 12:55 p.m., officers responded to a retail business in the 2900 block of Festival Way for the report of a theft that just occurred. A male suspect entered the store and asked to look at an air pod case. The employee gave the suspect the case and the suspect began walking out of the store. As the employee approached, the suspect threatened to harm him and fled the scene with the merchandise. Shortly afterwards,...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Vacant Commercial Structure Fire in Waldorf

State Fire Marshal Investigating Vacant Commercial Structure Fire in Waldorf

On Friday, June 11, 2021, at approximately 3:43 p.m., firefighters responded to 2400 Old Washington Road in Waldorf, for the reported commercial structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find fire showing from a 2-story commercial building. 50 firefighters responded and controlled the fire in under an hour. No injuries were reported. The owner was identified as American Legion Post 293. The estimated loss of structure and contents is valued at $150.000.00 Investigation determined the fire was discovered...
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Three Teens Charged with Attempted Murder of Officer After Using Stolen Vehicle to Hit Police Officer

Three Teens Charged with Attempted Murder of Officer After Using Stolen Vehicle to Hit Police Officer

The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested and charged three suspects with the attempted murder of an officer on Wednesday in Temple Hills. The first suspect is 18-year-old Paul Canarte of the 1100 block of 3rd Street in Northwest, Washington, DC. The two additional suspects are juveniles who are charged as adults. On Wednesday June 9, 2021, at approximately 10:25 a.m., two officers responded to a window tinting business in the 4900 block of Beech Road. A victim advised...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Commercial Structure Fire in Waldorf, No Injuries Reported

State Fire Marshal Investigating Commercial Structure Fire in Waldorf, No Injuries Reported

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 7:00 p.m., firefighters from Waldorf and surrounding departments responded to 44 Industrial Park Drive in Waldorf, for the reported commercial building fire. Crews arrived on the scene in under 3 minutes and found smoke from the two-story commercial building. Upon further investigation, firefighters found smoke on the first...
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Police Investigating Shots Fire in Lexington Park, No Known Injuries Reported

Police Investigating Shots Fire in Lexington Park, No Known Injuries Reported

On Monday, June 21, 2021, at approximately 1:00 a.m., police responded to the area of Columbus Drive and Pacific Drive in Lexington Park, for the reports of shots fired. Police arrived on the scene to find evidence of shots fired, and found multiple subjects in the area. One witness reported an unidentified occupant inside...
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State of Maryland Reports Zero COVID-19 Deaths for First Time Since October 2020

State of Maryland Reports Zero COVID-19 Deaths for First Time Since October 2020

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland is reporting zero new COVID-19 deaths for the first time since October 18, 2020. This is another major milestone as the state emerges from the pandemic. New Cases Under 50 For First Time Since March 23, 2020. The state is reporting 42 new confirmed...
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Maryland State Police Aviation Command Performs Aerial Rescue of Patient From Cargo Ship in Chesapeake Bay

Maryland State Police Aviation Command Performs Aerial Rescue of Patient From Cargo Ship in Chesapeake Bay

The crew of Maryland State Police Aviation Command Trooper 6 performed an aerial rescue of a patient from a cargo ship in the Chesapeake Bay on Friday morning. Shortly before 5:30 a.m., on Friday, June 18, 2021, Trooper 6, based at Easton Airport, was dispatched to perform an aerial hoist of a patient from...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Announces River Concert Series, Will Not Have Fireworks Show

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Announces River Concert Series, Will Not Have Fireworks Show

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, along with the Chesapeake Orchestra and its Music Director Jeffrey Silberschlag, are proud to announce that the River Concert Series will be held in-person for the 2021 season. A Southern Maryland tradition, this family-friendly music festival, and winner of two Governor’s Awards for Arts, Tourism, and Community Economic Development will...
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CalvertHealth Foundation Celebrates 2021 Scholarship Recipients with Largest Award Totals to Date

CalvertHealth Foundation Celebrates 2021 Scholarship Recipients with Largest Award Totals to Date

The CalvertHealth Foundation Scholarship committee recently awarded the largest scholarship total in its history – providing $115,625 to 29 award recipients. Twenty-four of the applicants will receive Allied Health scholarships in the amount of $3,750 each and three will receive $1,875 due to mid-year graduation dates. Two E. Anne Spitzer applicants will receive $10,000...
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Pax River Museum Obtains Retired Blue Angel Aircraft

Pax River Museum Obtains Retired Blue Angel Aircraft

After months of preparations and discussions with the navy, the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum is thrilled to announce the addition of a Blue Angel aircraft to the flight line. On Thursday, June 10th, the FA-18B took its final flight from Jacksonville, Florida and arrived at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Once proper...
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St. Mary’s County Youth Gun Violence Task Force Make Another Arrest

St. Mary’s County Youth Gun Violence Task Force Make Another Arrest

On June 11, 2021, members of the Youth Gun Violence Task Force, and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division along with assistance from the Emergency Services Team, executed a search and seizure warrant in the 36600 block of Wilson Drive in Bushwood. Traven Desales Gant, age 18 of Bushwood, was located...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Task Force Make Arrests in Lexington Park

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Task Force Make Arrests in Lexington Park

On June 15, 2021, members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Task Force, Narcotics Division, Criminal Investigations Division, along with assistance from the Emergency Services Team, executed a search and seizure warrant in the 46300 block of Columbus Drive in Lexington Park. Joseph Daren Brooks Jr., age 18 of Lexington...
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Collision in California Under Investigation

Collision in California Under Investigation

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a collision on Three Notch Road in California that resulted in several injuries. On Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 8:14 pm, sheriff’s deputies and emergency medical services were dispatched to the 22000 block of Three Notch Road in California for the report of a vehicle crash...
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AUDIO: Charles County Sheriff’s Deputy Accidentally Shoots Himself in Dunkirk, Transported to Area Trauma Center

AUDIO: Charles County Sheriff’s Deputy Accidentally Shoots Himself in Dunkirk, Transported to Area Trauma Center

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at approximately 2:35 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the AutoZone located at 2990 Plaza Drive in Dunkirk, for the reported gunshot wound. Dispatchers advised the 911 caller was a Charles County Sheriff’s Deputy who advised he accidentally shot himself in the leg. Crews arrived on the...
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Fight at Tiki Bar in Solomons Leads to Arrests

Fight at Tiki Bar in Solomons Leads to Arrests

On Sunday, June 13, 2021, Deputy First Class Shrawder and Deputy First Class Callison from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fight in progress at the Tiki Bar located on Charles Street in Solomons. Once on scene deputies observed numerous patrons fighting in the rear parking lot. Matthew Ryan Henderson, 23 of...
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VIDEO: Completion of St. Mary’s County Detention Center’s New Wing Celebrated

VIDEO: Completion of St. Mary’s County Detention Center’s New Wing Celebrated

State and local officials convened on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 to celebrate the completion of an entirely new wing to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown. The new wing will house a new medical unit and cells for female inmates. Renovation work continues on the rest of the 230-bed detention...
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Traffic Stop and Search Warrant Leads to One Arrest, Large Amount of Drugs, and Two Firearms Recovered in Glen Burnie

Traffic Stop and Search Warrant Leads to One Arrest, Large Amount of Drugs, and Two Firearms Recovered in Glen Burnie

On Thursday, June 10, 2021, Anne Arundel County officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of 100 Archwood Avenue in Glen Burnie on a 2019 Honda Accord operated by James Franklin Nagel. Located on Nagel was 42 bags of suspected crack cocaine (18.93 grams). Nagel was advised that due to an ongoing investigation,...
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Calvert County Celebrates New Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Firehouse

Calvert County Celebrates New Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Firehouse

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) today held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department, Company 2, firehouse. At 29,929 square feet, the new $11-million facility boasts several new state-of-the-art features designed to enhance firefighter health and safety. The building incorporates improved technology...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners Commemorate Flag Day

St. Mary’s County Commissioners Commemorate Flag Day

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County recognized Flag Day, Monday, June 14, with a patriotic event on the grounds of the governmental center in Leonardtown. The Flag Day ceremony began with a Pass in Review showcasing color guards from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, the Civil Air Patrol...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup June 15, 2021

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup June 15, 2021

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. The Commissioners recognized National Nursing Assistants Week and World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with proclamations. The Commissioners presented a virtual Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Community Corrections Facility located in Leonardtown. Following the...
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