Man Flown to Trauma Center After Shooting in Lexington Park

Man Flown to Trauma Center After Shooting in Lexington Park

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, at approximately 3:35 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the 48000 block of Castaway Circle and Windward Circle in Lexington Park, for the reported shooting. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 40-year-old male with a single gunshot wound to the upper body, police advised the patient was unconscious, but had a pulse. The victim was transported to a nearby landing zone where Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 transported the...
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VIDEO: Three Injured After Suspected Impaired Driver Slams into The Green Door Tavern in Park Hall

VIDEO: Three Injured After Suspected Impaired Driver Slams into The Green Door Tavern in Park Hall

On Friday, October 11, 2019, at approximately 9:15 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the Green Door Tavern in Park Hall, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a structure with one person trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle halfway into the building, with the single occupant unconscious and trapped in the vehicle. Firefighters from Valley Lee and Bay District extricated the patient in approximately 20 minutes. Once extrication was complete and...
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Police in Charles County Arrest Three Men for Armed Robbery

Police in Charles County Arrest Three Men for Armed Robbery

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives arrested three men wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, in Waldorf. In that case, a suspect entered a market in the 10900 block of Berry Road, displayed a gun and demanded money. During the robbery, the suspect fired a round, which struck the ceiling. The gunman fled in car with two other suspects. No one was injured. Detectives developed leads and linked the suspects to a robbery...
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UPDATE: College of Southern Maryland in Leonardtown Resumes Normal Activity After Lockdown

UPDATE: College of Southern Maryland in Leonardtown Resumes Normal Activity After Lockdown

UPDATE: Police search has ended. No threat to campus safety. Resume normal activity. 10/10/2019: On Thursday, October 10, 2019, at approximately 12:50 p.m., police located a wanted subject in Leonardtown, the subject fled on foot towards the College of Southern Maryland and witnesses reported he may have entered the building. A spokesperson from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office told SMNEWSNET.com that police were in the area of Hollywood Road and Point Lookout Road when police located a wanted...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Information in Recent Home Invasion

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Information in Recent Home Invasion

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the community’s assistance in a recent home invasion incident. On Oct. 5, 2019 at approximately 7:30 p.m., a home-invasion robbery occurred on Columbus Drive in Lexington Park. Two unknown male suspects arrived on foot and entered the victim’s residence, demanding money. The victim was assaulted, and the suspects left the residence on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Daniel...
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27-Year-Old Lusby Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

27-Year-Old Lusby Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at approximately 9:05 a.m., deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of northbound MD Route 4 just south of MD Route 765 (HG Trueman Road north entrance) in Lusby, for a report of a single vehicle collision. Upon arrival, it was determined that 2009 Toyota Corolla was traveling northbound on MD Route 4 and the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle left...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death at Power Substation

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death at Power Substation

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at approximately 2:00 a.m., the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department responded to a SMECO power substation located at the 12000 block of Substation Road in Waldorf for the report of an explosion and fire. Representatives from SMECO responded and assisted first responders with entering the facility due to the presence of high voltage electricity. Once inside, an unidentified male was located deceased approximately two stories above the ground amongst...
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UPDATE: Fire Marshal Investigating Trailer Fire in Waldorf, Dog Perishes and Three Adults Displaced

UPDATE: Fire Marshal Investigating Trailer Fire in Waldorf, Dog Perishes and Three Adults Displaced

UPDATE 10/09/19: On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at approximately 11:30 p.m., firefighters in Waldorf responded to 2621 Shult Place in Waldorf, for the reported mobile home on fire. The owner is identified as Alice Recinos. The estimated loss of structure and contents is valued at over $40,000.00 The home was occupied by 3 adults who are receiving assistance from the American Red Cross. One dog was found deceased in the home by firefighters during overhaul operations. 44 firefighters responded...
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Attorney General Releases Statement on Charging Library for Police Presence at Drag Queen Stories Event

Attorney General Releases Statement on Charging Library for Police Presence at Drag Queen Stories Event

Kathryn M. Rowe, Assistant Attorney form the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland sent the following letter to Brian M. Crosby. Dear Delegate Crosby: You have asked for advice concerning a Drag Queen Stories event at the Lexington Park Library in St. Mary’s County (“the library”). Specifically, you have asked about the First Amendment implications of certain actions by the Board of County Commissioners (“the Board”) with respect to this event. It is my view that certain actions...
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Drunk Driver that Killed 3-Month-Old in Waldorf Convicted of Negligent Homicide by Motor Vehicle

Drunk Driver that Killed 3-Month-Old in Waldorf Convicted of Negligent Homicide by Motor Vehicle

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on October 7, 2019, a Charles County jury, after a 6 day trial, convicted Michael Maurice Ford, 50, of the Grossly Negligent Manslaughter of infant Ethan Ruefly, Negligent Homicide by Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, and related charges. Covington, commenting on the verdict, said, “I am disappointed – but not with the jury. The jury rendered a reasonable verdict, so I am fine with it. I am disappointed...
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Charges Pending in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Involving Ice Cream Truck, SUV, and Two Motorcycles

Charges Pending in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Involving Ice Cream Truck, SUV, and Two Motorcycles

UPDATE 10/6/2019@ 5:00 p.m.: On October 5, 2019, at approximately 3:54 p.m., officers responded to the area of Radio Station Road near Laurel Springs Park in La Plata for the report of a crash. A preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a Honda SUV crossed the center line on Radio Station Road and struck an ice cream truck which was traveling in the opposite direction. The impact caused the ice cream truck to flip over, which in turn led...
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UPDATE: State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Waldorf That Injured Eleven Fire Fighters

UPDATE: State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Waldorf That Injured Eleven Fire Fighters

UPDATE 10/5/2019 @ 3:30 A.M.: On Friday, October 4, 2019, at approximately 4:50 p.m, firefighters from Waldorf and surrounding departments responded to 10386 Chamberlin Court East in Waldorf, for the reported structure fire. The incident is not suspicious in nature, and the cause is under investigation by the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The damage to the two story single family dwelling and contents was estimated at  $ 475,000. The fire originated in the area of the rear deck,...
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Authorities Recover Body of Adult Male that Jumped From Thomas Johnson Bridge

Authorities Recover Body of Adult Male that Jumped From Thomas Johnson Bridge

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at approximately 3:10 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel from St. Mary’s County and Calvert County responded to the Thomas Johnson Bridge, for a water rescue. At approximately 3:00 a.m., NAS Patuxent River called Maryland State Police in Calvert County advising they found a vehicle running on the top of the bridge with the hazard lights on, and believed someone may have jumped into the water below and requested a water rescue assignment. Units...
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Newburg Man Arrested After Attempting to Rape Employee at St. Mary’s Hospital

Newburg Man Arrested After Attempting to Rape Employee at St. Mary’s Hospital

On Monday, September 30, 2019, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division responded to the MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital on Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the reported sex offense. The investigation determined Ezekiel Jedidiah Thomas, 22 of Newburg, assaulted a 19-year-old female employee, in a supply closet. The victim advised she was working in the emergency room conducting her normal duties and had to enter a small utility closet for supplies. When she entered...
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UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Man Charged with Attempted Murder Turned Himself into Police

UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Man Charged with Attempted Murder Turned Himself into Police

UPDATE 10/2/2019 @ 10:45 p.m.: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement. “The suspect, Deon Johnson, turned himself into authorities just a short time ago. He is now in custody and will be charged with attempted first-degree murder. Thank you for your help.” UPDATE 10/2/2019 @ 6:00 p.m.: On October 2, 2019, at approximately 5:45 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2700 block of Port Tobacco Road in Nanjemoy for the report...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools to Host Town Hall Meeting on Substance Abuse Prevention

St. Mary’s County Public Schools to Host Town Hall Meeting on Substance Abuse Prevention

Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, will be hosting Monthly Town Hall Meetings during the 2019-2020 school year. These conversational meetings will focus on topics that are important to the school system and community, meetings will be held at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center, 24005 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown,...
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Dr. Mudd Elementary School Officially Rededicated After Recent Renovation and Expansion

Dr. Mudd Elementary School Officially Rededicated After Recent Renovation and Expansion

School system, county and state officials joined together on October 10, 2019, at the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School to officially rededicate the school, which recently underwent a complete renovation and expansion. Dr. Mudd first opened in 1967 with about 45,000 square feet of space, a combined cafeteria and activity area, indoor courtyards...
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Prince George’s County Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-Run in Brandywine

Prince George’s County Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-Run in Brandywine

The Prince George’s County Police Department Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is actively investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run that occurred on Wednesday. The victim is identified as 38-year-old John Gullickson of Accokeek. On October 9, 2019, at approximately 6:20 am, a 911 caller reported seeing an unresponsive man on the ground near the roadway...
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One Flown to Trauma Center After Rollover Crash in Waldorf

One Flown to Trauma Center After Rollover Crash in Waldorf

On Friday, October 11, 2019, at approximately 1:45 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Crain Highway and Pembrooke Square in Waldorf, for the motor vehicle accident with one vehicle overturned and one person ejected. Dispatchers advised all responding units they received multiple 911 calls stating a pick-up truck had...
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Small Fire at St. Mary’s College of Maryland Public Safety Office Extinguished by Firefighters

Small Fire at St. Mary’s College of Maryland Public Safety Office Extinguished by Firefighters

On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at approximately 10:00 p.m., firefighters from Ridge, NAS Webster Field, and Bay District responded to 47455 Old State House Road in St. Mary’s City, for the reported commercial gas-leak. College Public Safety reported an odor of gas coming from the basement and believed it was coming the boiler, and...
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Firefighters Respond to School Bus Fire in Bushwood

Firefighters Respond to School Bus Fire in Bushwood

On Friday, October 11, 2019, at approximately 1:00 p.m., firefighters from the Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department responded to the Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department parking lot, for the reported commercial vehicle fire. Firefighters were on the scene at a fire prevention demonstration at the Dynard Elementary School they were alerted for the commercial...
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VIDEO: Four Injured After Multi-Vehicle Crash in California

VIDEO: Four Injured After Multi-Vehicle Crash in California

On Thursday, October 10, 2019, at approximately 5:30 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and First Colony Boulevard in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find three vehicles in the Southbound lanes in a rear-end style collision....
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MetCom Reports 1,500 Gallons of Sewer Overflow on St. George Island

MetCom Reports 1,500 Gallons of Sewer Overflow on St. George Island

The St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission is reporting a sanitary sewer overflow that occurred on October 11, 2019 at 16668 Point Lookout Road. The sanitary sewer leak occurred as a result of a tidal surge and flooding on St. George Island. The total volume of the overflow is estimated to be about 1,500 gallons....
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VIDEO: Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Fully Engulfed Vehicle in Hollywood

VIDEO: Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Fully Engulfed Vehicle in Hollywood

On Thursday, October 10, 2019, at approximately 6:30 p.m., firefighters and police responded to the area of Three Notch Road and St. Johns Road in Hollywood, for the reported vehicle fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a Dodge Charger fully engulfed in flames, with the single occupant out of the vehicle. 6...
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Walk, Run, Roll or Fly to the Race 4 Heroes 5K on, Saturday, October 12, 2019

Walk, Run, Roll or Fly to the Race 4 Heroes 5K on, Saturday, October 12, 2019

Please join us on October 12th for Race 4 Heroes. After the race we will hand out awards, but like last year, we will honor some local children and give them gifts as well as a local veteran who will be receiving our largest gift ever!!! This gives attendees a chance to witness the...
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Maryland Health Department Confirms First Flu Cases; Urges All Marylanders to Get Flu Shots

Maryland Health Department Confirms First Flu Cases; Urges All Marylanders to Get Flu Shots

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) urges Marylanders to get vaccinated against influenza, as the flu season has already begun, with 11 laboratory confirmed cases identified since September 1. The majority of the cases so far have been subtyped as influenza A (H3N2), with a few classified as influenza B. The vaccine protects against...
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Chaney Enterprises Foundation Fund Continues Generous Support of CSM Workforce Pathway Programs with $25,000 Grant

Chaney Enterprises Foundation Fund Continues Generous Support of CSM Workforce Pathway Programs with $25,000 Grant

The Chaney Enterprises Foundation Fund awarded the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) $25,000 in scholarships for students who want to enter the workforce as pre-apprentices or earn a certified Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). To support this effort, a CSM Chaney Enterprises Workforce Pathway Program has been established that will map out the student’s course...
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Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Hosting Annual Open House on Sunday, October 13, 2019

Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Hosting Annual Open House on Sunday, October 13, 2019

The Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department is hosting our annual Fire Prevention Open House on Sunday, October 13th, from 12:00 p.m., to 4:00 p.m., at Waldorf Westlake Station 12, located at 7000 Saint Florian Drive in St Charles, MD 20603 We will have live fire demonstrations, EMS demonstrations, Rescue Demonstrations, a visit from a helicopter, along...
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Malfunctioning Power Washer to Blame for House Fire in Indian Head, No Injuries Reported

Malfunctioning Power Washer to Blame for House Fire in Indian Head, No Injuries Reported

On Sunday, October 6, 2019, at approximately 11:45 a.m., firefighters from Bryans Road and surrounding departments responded to 20 Oak Street in Indian Head, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a one and 1/2 story single family home with fire showing from the garage with extensions into...
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State Fire Marshal Currently Seeking Suspects After Attempted Arson in Waldorf

State Fire Marshal Currently Seeking Suspects After Attempted Arson in Waldorf

On Sunday, October 6, 2019, at approximately 4:05 p.m., police and firefighters responded to 11802 Oak Manor Drive in Waldorf,  for the reported attempted arson. Crews arrived on the scene to find an unoccupied 2-story condominium The owner is unknown with the estimated loss at over $5,000.00 Smoke alarms were present and activated. 7...
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Local Company Precise Systems Makes it on the 5000 List for Fourth Year in a Row

Local Company Precise Systems Makes it on the 5000 List for Fourth Year in a Row

Precise Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce making the 2019 Inc. 5000 list, ranking at #3700 on the prestigious list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. Marking its fourth appearance on the esteemed list (Precise ranked at #3904 in 2012, # 4447 in 2017, and #3344 last year), the company demonstrated...
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The St. Mary’s County 2019 Community Health and Wellness Fair to be Held in California on Friday, October 18, 2019

The St. Mary’s County 2019 Community Health and Wellness Fair to be Held in California on Friday, October 18, 2019

It’s that time of year again! The 2019 Community Health & Wellness Fair, sponsored by the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services, will be held Friday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., in the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, located at 44219 Airport Road in California, MD. This year’s screenings will...
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