UPDATE: Exclusive Photos – Lexington Park Man Charged with Animal Cruelty for Neglecting Dogs

UPDATE: Exclusive Photos – Lexington Park Man Charged with Animal Cruelty for Neglecting Dogs

On Wednesday, January 16, 2018, Deputy Austin Schultz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the area of Midway Drive and Ranger Road in Lexington Park to assist animal control with a complaint. The day before, animal control officer John Miedzinski saw an emaciated dog and several puppies at the residence while performing a welfare check on the dogs. Miedzinski was chased off the property upon arrival by the homeowner, identified as Joseph William Smith,...
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Hughesville Man Passed Out Behind the Wheel Arrested for Possession of Morphine and Oxycontin

Hughesville Man Passed Out Behind the Wheel Arrested for Possession of Morphine and Oxycontin

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, Deputy First Class. D. Smith of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the WaWa on Three Notch Road, in Charlotte Hall, regarding a welfare check of a driver who had fallen asleep at the fuel pumps. Upon arrival, DFC. Smith observed a driver and passenger sleeping in a vehicle at the fuel pump. Police could see a knife and pill container in the driver’s lap. Police opened the vehicle door and removed the...
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UPDATE: Lusby Man Arrested and Charged with Attempted Murder After Stabbing Father

UPDATE: Lusby Man Arrested and Charged with Attempted Murder After Stabbing Father

UPDATE 1/18/2018: An investigation revealed that Timothy Barton, 27, of Lusby, and Joseph Barton, 53, also of Lusby, were involved in a physical altercation at their residence on Antelope Trail. During that altercation at some point Timothy produced a knife and stabbed Joseph. While trying to get away from Timothy, Joseph received numerous lacerations (defensive wounds) to his hands and ran next door for help. Joseph Barton received a stab wound to his back and numerous lacerations to both...
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WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 1/18/2018

WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 1/18/2018

The following persons are wanted by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit is responsible for the service of criminal and child support warrants as well as criminal summonses issued by the courts. They are also responsible for coordinating extraditions of suspects out of state. If you have information concerning these cases, you should take no action, but instead immediately contact the Calvert County Sheriff’s Department or your local law enforcement agency.  Trent Allen...
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Waldorf Man Arrested for Theft of Tags After Traffic Stop

Waldorf Man Arrested for Theft of Tags After Traffic Stop

On January 12, 2018 at 1545 hours, Trooper First Class Jeans, from Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack was on patrol on St. Ignatius Drive at High Street, in Waldorf. The Trooper received a License Plate Reader (LPR) alert on his agency LPR system for stolen Maryland registration Plates, which were being displayed on a 2003 Ford Explorer. Charles County Deputy Hamilton, was with TFC Jeans and a traffic stop on the vehicle was conducted in the...
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Waldorf Man Arrested for Attempted Murder and Assault

Waldorf Man Arrested for Attempted Murder and Assault

On January 9 at approximately 8:40 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to Washington Avenue in La Plata for the report of an assault which had occurred earlier in the evening. Investigation revealed at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of Palmer Place in Waldorf, a male suspect strangled the victim and threatened to kill her. The incident was interrupted by a roommate returning home. The victim was able to force the suspect off of...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Social Media Threat at Middle School

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Social Media Threat at Middle School

On Tuesday, January 16, 2018,  the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to threats posted on social media regarding possible violence at Spring Ridge Middle School. The Sheriff’s Office located the student who posted the threats, and contact was made with the student and the student’s family. Contact was also made with St. Mary’s County Public School officials, as well as the principal of Spring Ridge Middle School, and they were advised on the status of the investigation. The St. Mary’s County...
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Charles County Superintendent of Schools Releases Statement on Substitute Teacher Arrest

Charles County Superintendent of Schools Releases Statement on Substitute Teacher Arrest

Dear CCPS Staff, Parents and Guardians: I want to inform you of the arrest of a substitute teacher this morning. The arrest is the result of inappropriate behavior with a student and was discovered when several students reported it to the School Resource Officer at John Hanson Middle School. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) received the report Thursday and immediately removed the substitute from Hanson. This morning the Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) arrested and charged Keith Krikstan with...
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California Man Involved in Mugging of 77-Year-Old Woman Arrested Again

California Man Involved in Mugging of 77-Year-Old Woman Arrested Again

On January 9, 2018, Dep. Holdsworth of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office  was in the 38000 block of Golden Beach Road, in Mechanicsville, when he observed a vehicle he knows to be operated by an individual with outstanding warrants. Dep. Holdsworth was able to positively identify the vehicle was being operated by Jessy James Snead, 39, of California, who had an outstanding felony warrant. Dep. Holdsworth attempted to stop the vehicle, at which time the suspect refused to...
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Waldorf Man Charged in Murder of 23-Year-Old District Heights Man

Waldorf Man Charged in Murder of 23-Year-Old District Heights Man

Prince George’s County Police Homicide Unit detectives identified and arrested a suspect in connection with a homicide in the city of District Heights in November of 2017. The suspect is 26-year-old Darius Wilson of the 2000 block of Amber Leaf Place in Waldorf. He’s accused of fatally shooting 23-year-old Rondell Foo of District Heights. The suspect and victim were acquaintances. On November 21st, at about 9:20 pm, patrol officers with the District Heights Police Department responded to the 6300...
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Substitute Middle School Teacher Charged with Child Pornography and Other Charges

Substitute Middle School Teacher Charged with Child Pornography and Other Charges

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Keith Allan Krikstan, 30, of Waldorf, in connection with child pornography, displaying sexually explicit materials to a minor, and sexual abuse of a minor after officers received information he was having inappropriate contact with an adolescent girl. On January 11, several students at John Hanson Middle School reported to a Charles County Sheriff’s school resource officer that they were aware of a substitute teacher who was having inappropriate communication with another student. Officers learned...
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Waldorf Man Arrested and Charged with Killing His Mother

Waldorf Man Arrested and Charged with Killing His Mother

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Mario Marchell Dunn, 32, of Waldorf, in connection with the murder of his mother, Swanda Ruegenea Dunn, 57, of Waldorf. Swanda’s body was found on January 11, 2018, on Old Washington Road near Smallwood Drive. Dunn is accused of stabbing his mother while they were driving home from a relative’s house. After the murder, Dunn removed his mother from the vehicle and left her in the roadway. Dunn was arrested after detectives identified the...
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Multiple Vehicles Destroyed in Early Morning Fire in White Plains

Multiple Vehicles Destroyed in Early Morning Fire in White Plains

On Friday, January 12, 2018, at approximately 4:45 am, fire and ems were dispatched to an undetermined fire in the area of Graphics Drive, in White Plains. Crews were able to determine the fire was in the Coparts Auto Auctions Storage Lot, on Billingsley Road, and arrived on scene to  find multiple vehicles fully engulfed in flames. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and details will be released as they become available.  
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Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Female Murder Victim Found Last Night

Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Female Murder Victim Found Last Night

Detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are hoping to identify the victim of a homicide whose body was found last night on Old Washington Road near Smallwood Drive in Waldorf. Unfortunately she did not have any identification on her person when she was located. The victim, who is described as a black female possibly in her late 30s to 40s,  had two distinct tattoos: a cherub and a design.  The Cherub Angel Tattoo, is on her left shoulder...
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Suitland Man Arrested in Waldorf for Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute

Suitland Man Arrested in Waldorf for Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute

On January 10, 2018 at approximately 10:10 a.m., Trooper Phillips from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack stopped a black Chrysler 300 for exceeding the posted speed limit of 45 miles per hour on northbound Route 5 at Shlagel Road, in Waldorf. Contact was made with the driver who was identified as Marcus Balil Stokes, 33, of Suitland. While Trooper Phillips was speaking with Stokes, he detected a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A probable...
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United States Government Officially Shuts Down After Republicans, Democrats Fail to Strike Deal

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After weeks of political posturing and debate, Congress failed to come to an agreement on a spending bill by the January 20, 2018 midnight deadline, resulting in non-essential government services shutting down effective immediately. A stopgap bill that passed the House would have avoided a government shutdown, but it failed to gain traction in...
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Winters Heating & Cooling Employees Rescue Local Man From Toxic House

Winters Heating & Cooling Employees Rescue Local Man From Toxic House

On Thursday, January 18, 2018, David Winters, a 22-year-0ld service technician at Winters Heating & Cooling, received a call from service administrator Kelsy Martin, 32 of Leonardtown. Martin told Winters that a man in a California residence needed immediate assistance due to a purported lack of heat at the home. Although Winters had already worked...
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Funding for Opioid Emergency Less Than Expected in Hogan Budget

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Mercury Astronauts Mural Removed for Conservation Prior to Pax River O-Club Demolition

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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on Amazon’s Selection of Maryland for HQ2 Shortlist

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Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement following Amazon’s announcement that Montgomery County has been selected as a potential site for its second headquarters: “This is tremendous news for Montgomery County, our entire state, and further proof that Maryland is truly open for business. Maryland put forward an extremely strong group of sites...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Detectives Arrest Suspect in Beltsville Sexual Assault

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John A. Nelson Promoted to Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal

John A. Nelson Promoted to Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal

On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, Senior Deputy Fire Marshal John A. Nelson was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal. Deputy Chief Nelson, started his career with the Office of the State Fire Marshal in 2004. Nelson has been assigned to the Southern Regional Office since being hired. In 2008 he...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Critically Missing Person – Clements

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Critically Missing Person – Clements

Crystal Lynn Magtutu, age 30, of Clements, has been reported as a missing person. At this time the missing person is considered critically missing.  Magtutu has blonde hair and blue eyes; she is 5’6” in height, and weighs 170lbs. The missing person is possibly armed with a handgun and operating a green 2001 Chevrolet...
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Attorney General Frosh Joins 18 Attorneys General in Calling for Banking Legislation for Legalized Use of Marijuana

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On January 16, 2018, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a coalition of attorneys general urging Congress to advance legislation allowing states with legalized medical or recreational marijuana to bring that commerce into the banking system. Banks and other depository institutions are currently hindered by federal law from providing financial services to marijuana businesses,...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Wednesday, January 17, 2018

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: will operate on a two hour delay for students. This includes full day Head Start. A.M. Pre-Kindergarten and A.M. Head Start students will not have school. However, there will be classes for P.M. Pre-Kindergarten and P.M. Head Start students. Normal schedule for employees. St. Mary’s County Government: All...
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SMADC Presents $125,000 in Funding Awards  for Regional Agriculture Enhancement Projects

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