UPDATE: Charles County Middle School Employee Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Child Sexual Abuse

UPDATE: Charles County Middle School Employee Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Child Sexual Abuse

UPDATE 9/18/2020: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Friday, September 18, 2020, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Anthony Tyrone Williams, Jr., 25 of Waldorf, to 25 years with all but 12 years suspended in prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor. On January 9, 2020, Williams entered a guilty plea to the aforementioned charge. On February 6, 2019, a detective with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office met with the then 14-year-old...
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Anne Arundel County Police Warn of Multiple Apps Attempting to Solicit Child Pornography from Children

Anne Arundel County Police Warn of Multiple Apps Attempting to Solicit Child Pornography from Children

On September 16, 2020 officers responded to an Anne Arundel County residence for a social media trolling cellphone App that solicits child pornography. Officers learned a five-year-old child had several apps “Talking Angela”, “Talking Angela 2”, Talking Tom 2”, and “Talking Ben 2” on their cell phone. The apps told the child to take naked pictures of them-self and siblings while in the bathtub. The app then told the child they would strangle the child if they didn’t comply....
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U.S. Navy Veteran Wounded in Afghanistan Gifted Mortgage Free Home in Lusby by Building Homes for Heroes, SAIC, and JP Morgan

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Second Class Isaac Francois received the keys to his beautiful, mortgage-free forever home in Lusby, thanks to the support of our wonderful sponsors on September 11, 2020. A big THANK YOU to Chase, Advance Auto Parts, Lowe’s Home Improvement, SAIC, York Home Comfort, Kwikset Door Hardware, Truck Hero, Victra — Verizon Authorized Retailer, Legrand, Buildertrend, LIXIL, Mazda USA, Duracell and New York City Fire Department (FDNY) FDNY 343 Ride for helping us rebuild lives year after year. 9/07/2020: Building Homes for Heroes, along with JP Morgan Chase and SAIC have partnered...
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Father and Son Arrested for Arson in Lexington Park

Lawrence Dwayne Nelson, 43, and his son, Daeshaun Dwayne Nelson, 21, both of Lexington Park, were charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Arson

UPDATE 9/16/2020: With the assistance of Troopers assigned to the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, Deputy State Fire Marshals arrested a father and son today on charges of arson. Lawrence Dwayne Nelson, 43, and his son, Daeshaun Dwayne Nelson, 21, both of Lexington Park, were charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Arson. On September 13, 2020, at approximately 5:15 p.m., Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded for a reported structure fire at 20540 Ridge Road in Lexington Park. Upon...
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Virginia Man in Charles County Detention Center Indicted with Solicitation to Commit Murder

Virginia Man in Charles County Detention Center Indicted with Solicitation to Commit Murder

In August 2020, detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office received information about an inmate at the Charles County Detention Center trying to solicit someone to murder two people. Daniel Felts, 37, of Virginia, was being held at the Charles County Detention Center for sexually abusing a minor that occurred in Charles County. While being detained, Felts reached out to someone and offered to pay that person to kill his ex-wife and her young daughter before his trial date....
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police Investigating Multi-Vehicle Crash In Calvert County

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Investigating Multi-Vehicle Crash In Calvert County

On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at 6:27 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Hallowing Point Road in the area of Adelina Road in Prince Frederick, for the reported motor vehicle collision with multiple injured and subjects possibly trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find multiple vehicles in the roadway, with one victim seriously trapped. Firefighters from Prince Frederick and Huntingtown extricated an adult male in approximately 30 minutes. Medics on the scene reported...
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Officers in Charles County Searching for Man Wanted in Violent Domestic Assault Case

Officers in Charles County Searching for Man Wanted in Violent Domestic Assault Case

Charles County Sheriff’s officers are seeking the public’s help locating Will Cassell Gross, 41, of Waldorf. On Sunday, September 13, 2020, Gross struck a female acquaintance several times with a closed fist, ripped portions of her hair out, and threw paint on her. He also broke out several windows of their house, shattered car windows with a hammer, and slashed the tires to a car. Gross fled the scene prior to police arrival. Gross is considered armed and extremely...
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64-Year-Old Man On Life Support After Two Lexington Park Men Drag Him from Vehicle and Beat Him Unconscious

64-Year-Old Man On Life Support After Two Lexington Park Men Drag Him from Vehicle and Beat Him Unconscious

On Sunday, September 13, 2020, at approximately 12:20 a.m., police responded to the Castaway Circle in Lexington Park, for the reported active disturbance. Police arrived on the scene to find no active disturbance or subjects in the area. Once making contact with witnesses and 911 callers, police learned that “two black males with dreads” were seen pulling a male victim from his vehicle and viciously attacking him. Witnesses reported the suspects kicked and were stomping on the victims head...
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AUDIO: Two Children Flown to Trauma Center After ATV Accident in Charlotte Hall

AUDIO: Two Children Flown to Trauma Center After ATV Accident in Charlotte Hall

On Sunday, September 13, 2020, at approximately 10:07 a.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the parking lot of the Prompt Care on Market Drive in Charlotte Hall, for the reported traumatic injuries. Dispatchers reported the 911 caller was in the parking lot of the Prompt Care with two victims involved in an ATV crash. Crews arrived on the scene to find an 11-year-old female and 12-year-old female with injuries, with crews reporting both children were wearing helmets at...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested After Carving “Lucifer” Into Woman’s Body – Arrested & Released 2 Days Later After Violating Protective Order

Lexington Park Man Arrested After Carving “Lucifer” Into Woman’s Body – Arrested & Released 2 Days Later After Violating Protective Order

On Sunday, August 27, 2020, deputies from that. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to residence off Willows Road, in Lexington Park, to check the welfare of an adult female victim. Family members of the victim who live out of state contacted the police because they were concerned for the victim’s welfare. The victim had sent them pictures of injuries she had received after a recent assault. Police arrived at the residence and spoke to the victim alone, she...
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UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Shooting of 20-Year-Old Shot in Bryans Road

UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Shooting of 20-Year-Old Shot in Bryans Road

UPDATE 9/11/2020: On September 10, 2020, Charles County Sheriff’s detectives and a US Marshals Service Task Force, in which a CCSO detective is assigned, located and arrested Chase Dylan Green, 18, of Bryans Road, who was wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred last week. Green was located at a house in Prince George’s County and arrested without incident. The circumstances of the shooting are as follows: On Sept. 3 at 1:47 p.m., officers responded to the 2800...
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Remembering September 11, 2001

Remembering September 11, 2001

Today, we remember the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, we mourn the innocent lives lost. We pay tribute, and extend a heartfelt thank you to all our selfless First Responders, our Veterans, and all of their families for their service and the sacrifices they make to protect us and our country. And although we remember this day as the worst terrorist attack in American history. This day brought out the best in our American people. Our citizens, our...
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Grand Jury Indicts Two Prince George’s County Officers in Two Separate 2019 Incidents

Grand Jury Indicts Two Prince George’s County Officers in Two Separate 2019 Incidents

First Class Bryan Strong: A grand jury indicted a Prince George’s County Police Officer. Police Officer First Class Bryant Strong faces second-degree assault, misconduct in office, and reckless endangerment charges stemming from a 2019 traffic stop in Oxon Hill. On October 17, 2019, POFC Strong responded to the traffic stop in the 4700 block of Wheeler Road to back-up a fellow officer. During that stop, officers made the decision to arrest the driver after discovering he was driving on...
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State Fire Marshal Introduce Four New Officers, Including the First Female Latino Fire Marshal in the 56-Years of The Agency

State Fire Marshal Introduce Four New Officers, Including the First Female Latino Fire Marshal in the 56-Years of The Agency

The Office of the State Fire Marshal added experienced police officers to their ranks after being appointed as Deputy State Fire Marshals. In a physically distanced ceremony in Pikesville, four new deputies, including the first Latino female, were welcomed by State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci. The four newest Deputy State Fire Marshals are the latest police officers that have been hired after the agency streamlined its lateral hiring process over the last few years. To help keep up...
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UPDATE: Two 20-Year-Old Men Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Waldorf

UPDATE: Two 20-Year-Old Men Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Waldorf

UPDATE 9/10/2020 @ 11:00 a.m.: On Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at approximately 12:54 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Poplar Hill Road near Dr. Samuel Mudd Road in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles. A preliminary investigation showed the driver of a Chevrolet Impala was traveling southbound on Poplar Hill Road when the operator lost control, crossed the double yellow lane markings and struck a Lexus...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Vandalism Suspect in California

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Vandalism Suspect in California

On Tuesday, September, 15, 2020, at 9:45 p.m., the suspect broke the victim’s bedroom window and windows of the victim’s vehicles by shooting them out with a BB gun at the 22900 block of Sycamore Hollow Drive in California. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or this incident is asked to...
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Governor Hogan Announces Third Consecutive Year of Lower Individual Health Insurance Premiums

Governor Hogan Announces Third Consecutive Year of Lower Individual Health Insurance Premiums

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland Insurance Commissioner Kathleen A. Birrane has approved an average 11.9% premium rate decrease for individual health insurance plans with an effective date of January 1, 2021. This means that for the third consecutive year, all individual insurance rates in Maryland under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will...
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Prince George’s County Detectives Arrest Suspect for Fatal Stabbing Inside of Laundromat

Prince George’s County Detectives Arrest Suspect for Fatal Stabbing Inside of Laundromat

Homicide Unit detectives identified and charged a suspect in connection with a fatal stabbing Thursday evening inside of a Capitol Heights laundromat. The victim is 59-year-old Fu Tian Yan of Upper Marlboro. Yan is an employee of the business. The suspect is 17-year-old Mekhi Loving of the 6800 block of Walker Mill Road in...
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Holiday Liquors in Waldorf Sells Winning Ticket for $1.15 Million Multi-Match Jackpot

Holiday Liquors in Waldorf Sells Winning Ticket for $1.15 Million Multi-Match Jackpot

A lucky Multi-Match player is Maryland’s newest millionaire after buying the ticket that won the game’s $1.15 million jackpot. The millionaire, who is the fourth player to hit a Multi-Match jackpot in 2020, matched the winning numbers in the Thursday, Sept. 17 drawing on a ticket purchased Sept. 16 at Holiday Liquors in Waldorf. The lucky player also...
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Prince George’s County Serial Bank Robber Sentenced to More Than Seven Years in Federal Prison

Prince George’s County Serial Bank Robber Sentenced to More Than Seven Years in Federal Prison

U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang today sentenced Marquis Von Clemons, age 38, of Langley Park, Maryland, to 92 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for bank robbery. Judge Chuang also entered an order requiring Clemons to forfeit and to pay restitution in the amount of $5,080. The sentence...
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UPDATE: Police Seeking Identity of Suspects in Vehicle Pictured, Involved in Shooting in Lexington Park on September 13, 2020

UPDATE: Police Seeking Identity of Suspects in Vehicle Pictured, Involved in Shooting in Lexington Park on September 13, 2020

UPDATE: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person or persons in a vehicle pictured in a shooting investigation. On Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm, the person or persons in the vehicle fired numerous shots, hitting and damaging the victim’s vehicle in the 21600 block of Enterprise...
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Two Arrested After Police Observe Stolen Vehicle Driving Recklessly, Police Find Stolen Handgun and Large Quantity of Heroin and Fentanyl

Two Arrested After Police Observe Stolen Vehicle Driving Recklessly, Police Find Stolen Handgun and Large Quantity of Heroin and Fentanyl

On September 16, 2020 at approximately 1:35 a.m. a Northern District officer observed a vehicle violate multiple traffic violations. The officer stopped the vehicle, a silver Ford Crown Victoria, in the area of southbound Ritchie Highway and Mountain Road in Glen Burnie, and determined the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Howard County....
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George Washington Carver Elementary School Closed Through Friday, September 18, 2020

George Washington Carver Elementary School Closed Through Friday, September 18, 2020

On Monday, September 14, 2020, St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) was notified of an employee at George Washington Carver Elementary School (GWCES) who tested positive for COVID-19 as a result of participating in a non-school related social event outside of St. Mary’s County. Through the process of contact tracing, and in coordination with...
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Maryland Department of Health Launches Virtual Live Diabetes Education Series

Maryland Department of Health Launches Virtual Live Diabetes Education Series

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today launched an eight-part diabetes education series for health care providers and residents with diabetes or at risk of diabetes. The webinar series, developed by MDH’s Center for Population Health Initiatives, is part of Maryland’s Diabetes Action Plan and is another tool aimed at preventing and managing diabetes...
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Charles County Task Force Officers Locate Suspect Wanted in Domestic-Related Shooting That Occured in March, 2020

Charles County Task Force Officers Locate Suspect Wanted in Domestic-Related Shooting That Occured in March, 2020

Task Force Officers Locate Suspect Wanted in Domestic-Related Shooting: Charles County Sheriff’s officers, with the assistance of the US Marshals Task Force, located Rayvon Anthony Walls, 30, of La Plata, who was wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred in La Plata on March 21, 2020. Officers responded to the 600 block of...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Regrets to Announce Passing of K9 Jasmine

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Regrets to Announce Passing of K9 Jasmine

It is with great sadness that the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office announces the passing of K9 Jasmine. K9 Jasmine joined the Sheriff’s Office four years ago after spending her first four years with the United States Marine Corps. K9 Jasmine was partnered with Cpl. Lacey Smith in early 2019. K9 Jasmine received specialized...
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Impaired Pasadena Man Receives Maximum Sentence After Killing Married Couple in Motor Vehicle Collision

Impaired Pasadena Man Receives Maximum Sentence After Killing Married Couple in Motor Vehicle Collision

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced today that the Honorable William C. Mulford, II sentenced Brandon Wyrobek to 20 years in prison for two counts of negligent manslaughter in the killing of Frances Manis, 73, and her husband Richard Manis, 80. The couple was on their way to an engagement party...
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Sabre Systems, Inc. Contributes $5,000 to Patuxent River Science and Technology Scholarship Fund

Sabre Systems, Inc. Contributes $5,000 to Patuxent River Science and Technology Scholarship Fund

Sabre Systems, Inc. contributed $5,000 towards the Patuxent River Science & Technology (PRS&T) Consortium Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund provides financial assistance to local students who are interested in pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees at St. Mary’s College. STEM education develops a future, competitive workforce of scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians...
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Blue Crabs Announce Disney’s Moana as Family Movie Night on Friday, September 25, 2020

Blue Crabs Announce Disney’s Moana as Family Movie Night on Friday, September 25, 2020

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs have added yet another community event to the 2020 calendar, with Disney’s Moana to be played at Regency Furniture Stadium on September 25th. Gate will open at 6:30 PM, and the movie will begin at 7:00 PM. Click HERE for tickets. Moana will be the third family movie night...
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Health Department Expands COVID-19 Testing Hours at Leonardtown Site

Health Department Expands COVID-19 Testing Hours at Leonardtown Site

Beginning Monday, September 14, 2020, the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) will expand appointment-free COVID-19 testing hours to Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the SMCHD Main Office in Leonardtown. Testing will continue to be offered daily at the SMCHD Harm Reduction Program Office in Lexington Park. Leonardtown Office:...
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Prince George’s County Man Pleads Guilty and Admits to Committing Bank Robbery While on Supervised Release for Previous Federal Conviction

Prince George’s County Man Pleads Guilty and Admits to Committing Bank Robbery While on Supervised Release for Previous Federal Conviction

Donnell Duane Berry, 44, of Forestville, Maryland, plead guilty to a federal bank robbery charge this past week. Berry also admitted that he committed this crime while on supervised release for a previous federal conviction. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Special Agent...
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Volunteers Sought for Boards, Commissions and Committees

Volunteers Sought for Boards, Commissions and Committees

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s Board of County is calling all citizens interested in volunteering their time to the community by serving on various Boards, Commissions and Committees. Detailed descriptions of the various boards and membership application are available on the County’s website at https://www.stmarysmd.com/boards/. All applications must include a resume and be submitted...
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