Calvert County Survey Seeks Resident Feedback to Improve County Services

Calvert County Survey Seeks Resident Feedback to Improve County Services

Calvert County residents can help improve their county government services by participating in a new survey that aims to help officials better understand residents’ priorities, concerns on county services and overall quality of life. The survey is available at www.CalvertCountyMd.gov/Survey and asks residents to rate their experience with different aspects of life in Calvert County including housing, education, transportation and public safety. Feedback will be used by county officials and staff to better identify and understand concerns and enhance the...
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13-Year-Old Flown to Children’s Center After Being Struck by Vehicle in California

13-Year-Old Flown to Children’s Center After Being Struck by Vehicle in California

On Friday, February 3, 2023, at approximately 6:47 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Town Creek Drive in California, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. Crews arrived on the scene to find a female victim underneath of a SUV in the Northbound lanes of Three Notch Road. Fire and rescue personnel administered aid to the victim and requested a helicopter for her injuries. Maryland State Police Helicopter...
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Two St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputies Involved in Motor Vehicle Collision While Responding to Medical Call

Two St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputies Involved in Motor Vehicle Collision While Responding to Medical Call

On Friday, February 3, 2023, at approximately 3:30 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the 19900 block of Piney Point Road in Piney Point, for the reported overdose. While First Responders responded to the scene, two St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies operating with lights and sirens in their agency issued marked police cruisers were involved in a rear end style collision at Three Notch Road and Park Hall Road. No injuries were reported and no civilian...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit Seeking Assistance in Locating Two Wanted Subjects

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit Seeking Assistance in Locating Two Wanted Subjects

Officers assigned to the CCSO’s Warrant Unit are seeking the public’s help locating two people who have open warrants. The cases are not related. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for the tip that leads to their arrest. Officers are trying to locate Brooke Lynn Edmonds, 27, of La Plata. She failed to appear in court for an armed robbery charge and a bench warrant was issued. Edmonds changes her hair color...
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Two Lexington Park Men Arrested After Police Execute Search and Seizure Warrant in Patuxent Homes

Two Lexington Park Men Arrested After Police Execute Search and Seizure Warrant in Patuxent Homes

A 19-year-old Lexington Park man was arrested by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office detectives on Thursday for CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute and two counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Minor. On Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division executed a residential search and seizure warrant at the 46000 block of Yorktown Road in Lexington Park. During the search, officers located a Taurus 9-mm handgun and a Rugar 5.7-caliber handgun...
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12 of 15 Businesses Pass Alcohol Compliance Checks in St. Mary’s County

12 of 15 Businesses Pass Alcohol Compliance Checks in St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Alcohol Enforcement Unit recently conducted a series of alcohol compliance checks at 15 businesses in St. Mary’s County. Twelve of the 15 establishments were found to be compliant, while three businesses failed to ask an underage Sheriff’s Office employee for identification. The covert compliance checks were conducted on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, using an underage Sheriff’s Office Corrections Officer. The 20-year-old corrections officer was wearing plain clothes and was directed to enter the...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Intent to Distribute Narcotics, Released by Court Commissioner Same Day

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Intent to Distribute Narcotics, Released by Court Commissioner Same Day

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of the Patrol Division, Emergency Services Team and K-9 Unit, executed search and seizure warrants at the 46000 block of Sue Drive in Lexington Park, as part of an ongoing narcotics distribution investigation. The residence has been identified as being occupied and used as a CDS distribution location by Dimitri Paul Brooks, age 27 of Lexington Park. A search of Brooks’...
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UPDATE: Police Seeking Animal Cruelty Suspect After Cat is Found Alive in Dumpster Tied in Plastic Bag

UPDATE: Police Seeking Animal Cruelty Suspect After Cat is Found Alive in Dumpster Tied in Plastic Bag

UPDATE 2/3/2023: Victory smiles all around: a calico rescued from a Chesapeake Beach dumpster is safe at the Linda L. Kelley Shelter! Staff and Commissioner Hart got to meet, greet and snuggle the shelter’s newest feline resident. Despite her ordeal, the cat has nothing but love to share. Another reason to smile! Anyone with information about this cat’s incident is asked to contact ACO Buckler at [email protected] or send an anonymous tip to [email protected] 2/1/2023: On Wednesday, February 1,...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Man Following Barricade Situation In St. Mary’s County

Maryland State Police Arrest Man Following Barricade Situation In St. Mary’s County

Maryland State Police arrested a man following a barricade situation on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, in St. Mary’s County. The suspect, identified as Dennis Andrew Gibson, 40, of California, is charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and numerous firearms violations. He is being held without bail at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. At about 8 p.m., a female victim contacted troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack regarding a domestic incident that occurred at a...
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Calvert County Man Becomes Newest Millionaire After Big Scratch-off Win

Calvert County Man Becomes Newest Millionaire After Big Scratch-off Win

It’s become his habit, a 56-year-old husband, father and grandfather from Calvert County told Lottery officials, to always check the Maryland Lottery website before purchasing a scratch-off. A review to determine which instant games have a good selection of big cash prizes available helps him identify the instant ticket to buy. This technique paid off last week when his research led him to THE GAME OF LIFE™ at a Calvert County Lottery retailer. A few minutes later, he became...
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Two Minor Injuries After Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Utility Pole in Great Mills

Two Minor Injuries After Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Utility Pole in Great Mills

On Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at approximately 8:55 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Chancellors Run Road and Buck Hewitt Road in Great Mills, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find one vehicle off the roadway and into a utility pole with the snapped pole inside a second vehicle. Emergency medical personnel transported two patients to an area hospital with minor injuries. Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s...
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Police in Charles County Arrest Man Who Attempted to Rob Target and Kidnapped a Woman From a Waldorf Gas Station

Police in Charles County Arrest Man Who Attempted to Rob Target and Kidnapped a Woman From a Waldorf Gas Station

On January 26, 2023, at approximately 11:10 p.m., Anne Arundel County Police notified the Charles County Sheriff’s Office they were with a woman who reported she had been kidnapped in Charles County earlier in the evening. Detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office coordinated with the Anne Arundel police and a preliminary investigation showed the victim was at the Exxon gas station at 3690 Crain Highway in Waldorf shortly after 9 p.m., when the suspect approached, implied he had...
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One Flown to Trauma Center After Vehicle Rolls Over and Catches on Fire in Waldorf

One Flown to Trauma Center After Vehicle Rolls Over and Catches on Fire in Waldorf

On Monday, January 30, 2023, at approximately 12:20 a.m., while firefighters in Charles County were operating on the scene of an house fire, personnel were advised of a serious crash in the area of the Target on Western Parkway and Weymouth Court in Waldorf. 911 dispatchers advised they were receiving multiple calls reporting one vehicle overturned and on fire with at least one victim being ejected. Crews arrived on the scene to find the vehicle overturned and on fire...
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Wanted Waldorf Man Arrested After Threatening Two Deliverymen with Firearm and Committing Shooting in PG County

Wanted Waldorf Man Arrested After Threatening Two Deliverymen with Firearm and Committing Shooting in PG County

On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 4:13 p.m., officers responded to the area of Pagnell Circle in Waldorf for the report of an armed suspect threatening two deliverymen. The victims reported they were making a delivery when one of the victims saw the suspect standing near a car with a gun in his hand. The suspect yelled something to the victim who then ran back to the delivery truck. The victims observed the armed man walking toward them and...
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Wrong Way Driver Killed in Head-on Collision in Park Hall, Police Say Speed and Alcohol Contributing Factors

Wrong Way Driver Killed in Head-on Collision in Park Hall, Police Say Speed and Alcohol Contributing Factors

UPDATE 1/28/2023: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office released the following information. On Jan. 27, 2023, at 8:24 pm, police and emergency medical services responded to the 18000 block of Point Lookout Road (Route 5) and Hermanville Road for a vehicle crash. Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office arrived and located two vehicles in the roadway on fire with a person trapped. Cesar Leonel Hernandez-Chacon, age 46 of Dameron, operating a 1998 Toyota Tacoma, was pronounced deceased...
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Prince Frederick Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Rape and Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Prince Frederick Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Rape and Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Joshua Ryan Gantt, convicted by a Calvert County jury in July 2022, of rape and sexual abuse of a minor, and on January 30, 2023, Gant was sentenced to 25 years, suspended to 10 years of active incarceration. The sentence was imposed by the Honorable Mark S. Chandlee. Judge Chandlee also placed Gantt on...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Board of Trustees Maintain Flat Tuition Rate for Fourth Consecutive Year

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Board of Trustees Maintain Flat Tuition Rate for Fourth Consecutive Year

The St. Mary’s College Board of Trustees approved tuition and fees for the 2023-2024 academic year in their meeting on Saturday, February 4, maintaining a fourth consecutive year of no increase in tuition. The Board also received an update on the progress of the College’s strategic plan, as well as news that Moody’s Investors...
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Trossbach Produce Regrets to Announce Passing of George DePaul Trossbach Sr.

Trossbach Produce Regrets to Announce Passing of George DePaul Trossbach Sr.

George DePaul Trossbach, Sr., 92, of Scotland, MD, peacefully passed away on January 31, 2023 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born on April 13, 1930 in Beachville, MD, he was the son of the late John Linwood and Mary Adelaide Norris Trossbach. He was the loving husband to the late Opal...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Garage Fire in Mechanicsville, No Injuries Reported

State Fire Marshal Investigating Garage Fire in Mechanicsville, No Injuries Reported

On Sunday, February 5, 2023, at approximately 8:40 p.m., firefighters from Hollywood, Mechanicsville, Bay District, Leonardtown, Hughesville, and Seventh District responded to 26600 Alexandra Way in Mechanicsville, for the reported structure on fire. Hollywood VFD responded with Engine 73, Tanker 74, Truck 7, Rescue Squad 7, chief 7A, and Chief 7B responded with 20...
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No Injuries Reported After Garage Fire in Scotland, Fire Under Investigation

No Injuries Reported After Garage Fire in Scotland, Fire Under Investigation

On Monday, February 6, 2023, at approximately 1:15 a.m., firefighters from Ridge, NAS Patuxent River, NAS Webster Field, Bay District, Leonardtown, Valley Lee, and Seventh District responded to the 49000 block of Cypress Way in Scotland, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a large single story detached...
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Police Investigating Theft at Charlotte Hall 7-Eleven

Police Investigating Theft at Charlotte Hall 7-Eleven

On Monday, February 6, 2023, at approximately 12:15 a.m., police responded to the 7-Eleven located at 39965 Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall, for the reported theft. A store employee reported a black male wearing a surgical mask, grey shirt, blue jeans, and a multicolored bandana jumped over the counter and stole multiple packs...
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Two 16-Year-Olds Arrested for Armed Carjacking, Suspects Used Stolen Kia to Commit Crime

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The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Washington Area Vehicle Enforcement team arrested two 16-year-old males for armed carjacking. Both suspects live in Washington, DC. They are charged as adults. On Thursday, February 2, 2023, at approximately 1:40 a.m., officers responded to the 7700 block of Landover Road in Landover for the report of an...
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Police Investigating Threats of Violence Made at Milton Somers Middle School

Police Investigating Threats of Violence Made at Milton Somers Middle School

On Friday, February 3, 2023, a school resource officer was made aware that a student at Milton Somers Middle School was involved in an altercation with another student after school hours. After the altercation, the student sent a group message using a social media platform to other students indicating they were going to harm...
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Two Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision in Hollywood

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On Friday, February 3, 2023 at approximately 12:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Three Notch Road and Hollywood Road in Hollywood, for the reported motor vehicle collision with one unconscious. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway involved in a head-on style collision with one trapped....
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“Remember. Celebrate. Act. A Day On, Not A Day Off” the Theme of NAWCAD Patuxent River Virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Event

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HEADQUARTERS, NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md.: On Tuesday, January 31, 2023, the virtual event, “Remember. Celebrate. Act. A Day On, Not A Day Off,” took place in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day. “Today, we honor Dr. King, remembering the strength of his leadership, the power of his words, and...
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MDOT SHA Advises Portion of MD 506/Sixes Road to Be Closed February 6th to 7th

MDOT SHA Advises Portion of MD 506/Sixes Road to Be Closed February 6th to 7th

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will temporarily close a section of MD 506/Sixes Road Monday, Feb. 6, and Tuesday Feb. 7, to replace a culvert. Starting at 8 a.m. each morning, MD 506/Sixes Road will be closed between Grays Road to Harvest Lane. Local residential access will be maintained....
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Calvert Director of Public Safety Jacqueline Vaughan Retires After 42 Years of Service

Calvert Director of Public Safety Jacqueline Vaughan Retires After 42 Years of Service

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) celebrated the retirement of Jacqueline “Jackie” Vaughan, director of Public Safety. Jackie retired after dedicating 42 years of faithful and loyal service to the citizens of Calvert County. Jackie started her career as a police communications officer with the Maryland State Police and transferred to Calvert...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Collision After Red Light Runner Kills Pedestrian in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Collision After Red Light Runner Kills Pedestrian in Prince George’s County

February 3, 2023: Maryland State Police are continuing to investigate a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred Thursday evening in Prince George’s County. Shortly before 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, troopers from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack responded to the area of Central Avenue at Campus Way in Kettering, Maryland for a report of a...
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Police Recover Loaded Handgun from 13-Year-Old William Wirt Middle School Student

Police Recover Loaded Handgun from 13-Year-Old William Wirt Middle School Student

The Prince George’s County Police Department is actively investigating a 13-year-old student at William Wirt Middle School in the unincorporated section of Hyattsville for bringing a loaded gun onto school property. At approximately 11:40 am, a student alerted School Security that the 13-year-old was in possession of the gun while on school property. School...
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police Investigating Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle in Prince George’s County

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Investigating Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle in Prince George’s County

UPDATE 2/3/2023: The injured pedestrian has been identified and family has been notified. Thank you to everyone for assisting us in this case. Maryland State Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle Tuesday evening in Prince George’s County. The male is described as...
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Chesapeake Life Center Brings Back It’s Weekend Summer Grief Camp for Kids and Teens

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Chesapeake Life Center is excited to announce that it is bringing back Camp Nabi, its summer overnight camp program for grieving children and teens. The weekend-long camp is for children ages 6 to 18 and will be held Aug. 4 to 6. Chesapeake Life Center Director Brian Berger said the camp program will be...
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NYC Housing Executive, Simone Ross to Lead Housing Authority of St. Mary’s County

NYC Housing Executive, Simone Ross to Lead Housing Authority of St. Mary’s County

The Housing Authority of St. Mary’s County (HASMC) announces Simone Ross, MPA as the new Executive Director for the organization. Ross comes to HASMC with more than 20 years of housing, medical, and mental health experience. “It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the second Executive Director in the history of...
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