UPDATE: Police Release Name of 34-Year-Old La Plata Man Killed in Waldorf Pedestrian Accident

UPDATE: Police Release Name of 34-Year-Old La Plata Man Killed in Waldorf Pedestrian Accident

9/20/2019: On 9/19/19, Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack were flagged down by citizens concerning a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in the area of Crain Highway (US RT 301) south of Holly Lane. The preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers revealed a 2008 Dodge Charger, operated by David Proctor Jr., 32, of Mechanicsville, was traveling southbound on US RT 301 in Lane 1 (closest to median). The pedestrian, identified as Juan Bersain Perez Carillo, 34,...
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Three St. Mary’s County Family Members Facing Federal Charges For Stealing Over $820,000 In V.A. Benefits Fraud Scheme

Three St. Mary’s County Family Members Facing Federal Charges For Stealing Over $820,000 In V.A. Benefits Fraud Scheme

A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Angela Marie Farr, a/k/a Angela Pace, Angela Mullins, and Angela Biggs, age 33, of Leonardtown, Michael Vincent Pace, age 39, of Leonardtown, and Mary Francis Biggs, age 62, of Lexington Park, with conspiracy and theft of government property. Farr was also charged with aggravated identity theft and social security fraud. The indictment was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Special Agent in Charge of...
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St. Mary’s County Woman’s Conviction in Heroin Overdose Death Case Upheld in Court

St. Mary’s County Woman’s Conviction in Heroin Overdose Death Case Upheld in Court

State’s Attorney Richard Fritz and Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling prosecuted Defendant Regina Malvalee Claggett-Brown, 49, for her involvement with a 2016 overdose death case involving heroin. Claggett-Brown was convicted by a jury and sentenced to prison. She appealed her conviction. The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland affirmed the Defendant’s conviction siding with the State and concluded that the “evidence adduced at trial also supports the conclusion that Claggett-Brown acted recklessly in providing heroin to ....
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Convicted Drug Dealer from Prince George’s County Arrested in St. Mary’s County with Gun and Drugs

Convicted Drug Dealer from Prince George’s County Arrested in St. Mary’s County with Gun and Drugs

On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, a deputy from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Bureau of the Alcohol and Firearms (ATF) with a firearms investigation. During the investigation Daiquan Malik Barnett, 22, of District Heights was observed in possession of a handgun concealed in the waistband of his pants. Barnett is currently on probation after being convicted of dealing cocaine in Prince George’s County, because of that conviction Barnett is prohibited form possessing a firearm. Barnett was...
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3-Year-Old Flown to Trauma Center After Being Struck and Dragged by Vehicle in La Plata

3-Year-Old Flown to Trauma Center After Being Struck and Dragged by Vehicle in La Plata

On Sunday, September 15, 2019, at approximately 6:45 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Highland Farm Court in La Plata, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. Dispatch advised they were pre-launching a helicopter for the victim. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle in the roadway. Medics on the scene reported the child was dragged underneath the vehicle approximately 5 feet after being struck. Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 2 landed...
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Sobriety Checkpoint to be Held in Charles County on Saturday, September 21

Sobriety Checkpoint to be Held in Charles County on Saturday, September 21

The Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack in partnership with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, September 21, 2019, in Charles County. Motorists are encouraged to appoint a designated driver or use public or other alternative transportation if you are planning on consuming alcohol. There is zero-tolerance for driving while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. This effort is designed to educate the public and make our...
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Police Investigating Hit and Run that Killed 29-Year-Old Waldorf Man

Police Investigating Hit and Run that Killed 29-Year-Old Waldorf Man

On September 17 at 1:52 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to Piney Church Road at Poston Drive in Waldorf for the report of a man lying on the side of the street. When officers arrived, they discovered the man was deceased and had apparently been struck by a vehicle. A preliminary investigation showed the victim was walking on Piney Church Road when he was struck by an unknown type car. The driver fled the scene....
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UPDATE: Troopers Continue Investigation Into Reported Shooting In St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: Troopers Continue Investigation Into Reported Shooting In St. Mary’s County

State troopers from the Criminal Enforcement Division at Leonardtown Barrack are actively investigating a reported shooting in St. Mary’s County. The victim is not being identified at this time. Investigators do not believe this is a random act of violence. At approximately 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, September 15, 2019 police responded to the area of Fox Chase Apartments in Great Mills, Maryland for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers learned an adult male victim was struck by...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Crash in Loveville That Sends Two Patients to Trauma Centers

UPDATE: Police Investigating Crash in Loveville That Sends Two Patients to Trauma Centers

On September 14, 2019, at approximately 2:29 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 28400 block of Point Lookout Road, in the area of Loveville Road, in Loveville, for the reported motor vehicle collision. Deputies arrived on scene and located two vehicles involved in the collision, with one of the operators trapped in the vehicle. Members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation....
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Announce Winners of 2019 Photo Contest

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Announce Winners of 2019 Photo Contest

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the winners of the 2019 Natural Resources Photo Contest, with the grand prize going to David Illig of Gambrills for his stunning close-up shot of an eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly. This year’s grand prize package includes $500, a Maryland State Parks Passport, a five-year subscription to Maryland Natural Resource magazine, and five copies of the 2020 calendar with the winning image displayed on the cover. About 2,500 photos were submitted by more than 500...
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Co-Defendants Sentenced for First-Degree Assault After Brutal Attack on Victim in Waldorf

Co-Defendants Sentenced for First-Degree Assault After Brutal Attack on Victim in Waldorf

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Emanuel Malik Anthony Nugent, 22 of Waldorf, to 25 years with all but 18 years suspended to be served at the Division of Corrections for the First-Degree Assault of Timothy Dalton. After Nugent’s sentencing, Judge Bragunier sentenced co-defendant Catrell Beshaun Yates, 27 of Waldorf, to 25 years with all but 13 years suspended to be served...
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Leonardtown Man Arrested for Rape and Sexual Assault of 8-Year-Old Girl

Leonardtown Man Arrested for Rape and Sexual Assault of 8-Year-Old Girl

On September 11, 2019, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, along with investigators from Child Protective Services (CPS), began an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse involving an eight-year-old victim and an adult male. During an interview the child (who was seven-years-old at the time), gave police detailed information about the sexual assaults and how Estevez would masturbate in her presence. During the investigation Estevez denied the allegations of sexual abuse, but said it...
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Driver Crashes SUV After Running from Police in Lexington Park and Flees the Scene on Foot with Two-Year-Old Child

Driver Crashes SUV After Running from Police in Lexington Park and Flees the Scene on Foot with Two-Year-Old Child

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at approximately 12:45 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Willows Road and Harvard Lane in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one vehicle overturned. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle in the roadway on it’s side, with no occupants inside. Personnel operated on the scene searching the nearby woods with the assistance of thermal imaging cameras and Maryland State Police Helicopter...
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UPDATE: Dog Perishes and House Destroyed After Fire in Mechanicsville, Cause Still Under Investigation

UPDATE: Dog Perishes and House Destroyed After Fire in Mechanicsville, Cause Still Under Investigation

UPDATE 9/11/19: On Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at approximately 2:40 p.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville and surrounding departments responded to 25680 Grandiflora Court in Mechanicsville, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a one story single family home with fire showing. The owner/occupant has been identified as Rae Costanzo. The estimated loss of structure and contents is valued at over $375.000.00 More than 30 firefighters responded and controlled the fire in approximately 35 minutes....
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St. Mary’s County Man Charged with Attempted Murder After Beating Victim Unconscious

St. Mary’s County Man Charged with Attempted Murder After Beating Victim Unconscious

On September 3, 2019, at approximately 9:00 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46200 block of Mako Way in Lexington Park, for the reported injured/unconscious subject. A 31-year-old male victim, from Lexington Park, was discovered in a residential parking lot with blood coming from his mouth and ears. Preliminary investigation determined Derrick Clifton Marshall, 40 of no fixed address, assaulted the victim and stomped on the victim’s head, causing serious injury. Several witnesses...
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UPDATE: Fire That Destroyed Tidewater Dental in Lusby Ruled Accidental

UPDATE: Fire That Destroyed Tidewater Dental in Lusby Ruled Accidental

UPDATE: A report from the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal estimated the monetary loss to the structure and contents, at $450,000. The fire was ruled accidental, as a result of an electrical malfunction within an exterior electrical service entrance. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire...
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Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Honors Their Fallen Members

Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Honors Their Fallen Members

On Sunday, September 15th the members of Bay District VFD and guests gathered to honor our members that has passed since our memorial service last year and also to dedicate our newest apparatus, Rescue Engine 92 to Past Fire Chief Doug Medley. Their names have been added to the Firefighter Memorial outside of the...
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Charles County Public Schools Revises Emergency Response Codes and How They Respond to Certain Incidents

Charles County Public Schools Revises Emergency Response Codes and How They Respond to Certain Incidents

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has revised how it responds to certain incidents in schools, making it clearer what students and teachers should do during an emergency. Called a standard response, CCPS will use five actions developed by the “I Love U Guys” Foundation and adopted by the school system this year. Action items...
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New Traffic Signal at Maryland Route 2 and 4 in Calvert County Now Operational

New Traffic Signal at Maryland Route 2 and 4 in Calvert County Now Operational

Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) activated a new traffic signal at the MD 2/4 (Solomons Island Road)/Commerce Lane intersection in Prince Frederick on Thursday, September 19, 2019. MDOT SHA crews placed the new traffic signal on a 72-hour flash mode this week to familiarize motorists with the new traffic pattern....
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Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Shows History of Old Firehouse and Preview of the New Firehouse

Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Shows History of Old Firehouse and Preview of the New Firehouse

As the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department moves forward with the new building project, we remember our foundation and where this journey originally began. We are honored to show you the future of PFVFD. These renderings are the first time our department has released any images to the public. In August 1960, The Calvert...
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CSM Secures Transfer Agreements for CSM Students to 46 Universities for 83 Different Degree Programs Nationwide and Internationally

CSM Secures Transfer Agreements for CSM Students to 46 Universities for 83 Different Degree Programs Nationwide and Internationally

CSM Secures Transfer Agreements for CSM Students to 46 Universities, Including the American Business School in Paris The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) continues to make it easier, and more affordable, for CSM graduates to continue their academic journey to a four-year institution. CSM graduates who meet certain criteria are now given priority enrollment...
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Vehicle Arson Currently Under Investigation in Calvert

Vehicle Arson Currently Under Investigation in Calvert

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019 approximately 4:00 a.m., police responded to 9120 Pardoe Road in Lusby, for the vehicle fire reported out. Police arrived on the scene to find a 2005 Ford F-350 truck with fire damage to the interior of the vehicle. No fire department services were needed. The owner was identified as...
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Maryland State Fire Marshal Issues Open Burn Safety Notice

Maryland State Fire Marshal Issues Open Burn Safety Notice

The Office of the State Fire Marshal has seen numerous burn injuries as a result of open air burning this month. State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci would like to remind residents about the necessary steps to reduce their risk of injury while conducting an open air burn. “Burning a large pile of brush...
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Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Invites Public to Attend Southern Maryland Fireman’s Association Apparatus Muster on Sunday, October 13, 2019

Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Invites Public to Attend Southern Maryland Fireman’s Association Apparatus Muster on Sunday, October 13, 2019

On Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., to 4:00 p.m., the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association will be hosting an antique fire apparatus muster at MFRI’s Southern Maryland Regional Training Academy at 10375 Audie Lane in La Plata. Visitors will be able to view new and old apparatus side by side to see...
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Historic St. Mary’s City Now Has New Openings for Natural Plant Dyeing Workshop

Historic St. Mary’s City Now Has New Openings for Natural Plant Dyeing Workshop

Historic St. Mary’s City announces openings for their newest workshop that will allow guests to color with natural materials. Using natural dyes is an ancient craft, rich in history and traditions, dating back centuries. Join Historic St. Mary’s City for an informative and fun hands-on workshop that will be full of surprises. Participants will...
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State Says Number of Fatal Overdoses in Past 6 Months Down by 11%

State Says Number of Fatal Overdoses in Past 6 Months Down by 11%

The Maryland Department of Health and Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) has released its 2019 second quarter report, which shows that Maryland has experienced its first six-month decline in the total number of opioid-related fatalities in at least a decade. Release of the report comes during National Recovery Month, a time to raise awareness...
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No Injuries Reported After School Bus Hits Deer in Lexington Park

No Injuries Reported After School Bus Hits Deer in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at approximately 7:00 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Three Notch Road and Park Hall Road in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a school bus. Crews arrived on the scene to find the single vehicle, a St. Mary’s County Public School Bus 583...
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Historic St. Mary’s City Hosting Homeschool Day on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Historic St. Mary’s City Hosting Homeschool Day on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Historic St. Mary’s City will host their fall Homeschool Day on Wednesday, September 25 2019, from 10 a.m.—4 p.m. The homeschool day themed Food in the Modern World, invites visitors to learn about early Maryland’s custom creations. Hands-on demonstrations and activities centered around the topic may include: corn grinding; a discussion of sailor’s diet...
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The 17th Annual Riverside WineFest at Historic Sotterley to be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019

The 17th Annual Riverside WineFest at Historic Sotterley to be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019

The 17th Annual WineFest at Historic Sotterley will be held October 5 and 6, 2019, opening noon daily. Discounted tickets are available at sotterley.org. WineFest is a celebration of the best of Southern Maryland. WineFest at Sotterley will feature 18 wineries this year with 100+ wines to taste. Wines include red, white, dessert, fruit...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Captain David Kelly Named Maryland Sheriffs Association Deputy of the Year for Contributions to Profession

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Captain David Kelly Named Maryland Sheriffs Association Deputy of the Year for Contributions to Profession

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce Captain David Kelly, Commander of the Executive Services Division, was recognized as Deputy of the Year by the Maryland Sheriff’s Association in the category of Contributions to Profession during the MSA’s annual conference held last week. Captain Kelly, who is also an FAA certified pilot,...
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Annmarie Garden and The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Announce New Access Program for Low-Income Families

Annmarie Garden and The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Announce New Access Program for Low-Income Families

Two popular Southern Maryland attractions, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center and The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum have joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM). Museums for All encourages people of all backgrounds to visit...
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Historic St. Mary’s City Joins The Smithsonian Magazine’s 15th Annual Museum Day on Saturday, September 21, 2019

Historic St. Mary’s City Joins The Smithsonian Magazine’s 15th Annual Museum Day on Saturday, September 21, 2019

Historic St. Mary’s City will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday, September 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based museums. Museum...
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