AUDIO: Woman Transported to Hospital After Overdosing in Parking Lot of Lexington Park District 4 Police Station

AUDIO: Woman Transported to Hospital After Overdosing in Parking Lot of Lexington Park District 4 Police Station

On Friday, October 23, 2020, at approximately 12:20 p.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office District 4 Substation located at 21633 Great Mills Road and Saratoga Drive, for the reported overdose. The patient was lying on in the parking lot a few feet from the front entrance and first reported to be not breathing. Sheriff’s deputies administered care until the arrival of an ambulance. Upon arrival of fire and rescue personnel, the patient...
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UPDATE: 19-Year-Old Arrested for Arson After Setting His Father’s Vehicle in Nanjemoy on Fire in January, 2020

UPDATE: 19-Year-Old Arrested for Arson After Setting His Father’s Vehicle in Nanjemoy on Fire in January, 2020

UPDATE 10/23/2020: Deputy State Fire Marshals have arrested a Virginia man in connection with setting his father’s vehicle on fire in Indian Head this past winter. Dwayne Eric Newman Jr., age 19, was extradited to Maryland yesterday after investigators filed charges in May. On January 29, 2020, at 4:45 p.m. Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched for a vehicle fire near Ben Doane Road and Riverside Road. Upon their arrival, they discovered a 2015 GMC Yukon ablaze. Firefighters controlled...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Reckless Endangerment and Hand Gun Charges After “Gunfight” in Lexington Park

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Reckless Endangerment and Hand Gun Charges After “Gunfight” in Lexington Park

On Monday, October 19, 2020 at approximately 5:42 p.m., police responded to a reported “gun fight” on Columbus Drive in Lexington Park, Dispatchers further advised one of the shooters was fleeing the area in a white SUV. Officers arrived in the area in less than 2 minutes from dispatch and observed a white SUV fleeing the area on Pacific Drive. Officers conducted a traffic stop and when the Officers exited their marked patrol vehicles, the white SUV fled onto...
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Calvert County Detectives Seeking Burglary, Theft Suspects After Multiple Firearms Stolen from Huntingtown Residence

Calvert County Detectives Seeking Burglary, Theft Suspects After Multiple Firearms Stolen from Huntingtown Residence

On Monday, September 21, 2020, Deputy M. Kwitowski responded to a residence in the 2800 block of Stinnett Road in Huntingtown, MD for report of a burglary and theft of several firearms. Upon arrival, Dep. M. Kwitowski observed a room within a garage adjacent to the residence that had been burglarized. Further investigation revealed several guns had been removed from the room using forcible entry between Sept. 19, 2020 and Sept. 21, 2020. Anyone with information regarding this incident...
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Safe Candy Giveaway Events Hosted by Fire and Rescue Departments in Charles, St. Mary’s, and Calvert County

Safe Candy Giveaway Events Hosted by Fire and Rescue Departments in Charles, St. Mary’s, and Calvert County

Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department will be hosting trunk or treating on Saturday, October 31st 7:00 p.m., to 9:00 p.m., located at the Newburg Volunteer Fire Department/Rescue Squad at 12245 Rock Point Road in Newburg. Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad will be hosting a safe Halloween candy giveaway at their station located at 21530 Colton Point Road in Avenue, from 5:30 p.m., to 8:00 p.m. Ridge Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a safe candy giveaway from...
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Two Additional Arrests Made in Connection with Murder at Master Suites Hotel:

Two Additional Arrests Made in Connection with Murder at Master Suites Hotel:

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have charged two additional suspects involved in a homicide that occurred last month at the Master Suites Hotel in Waldorf. Terrence Wills, 27, of Waldorf, was located on October 21, 2020, and arrested by the US Marshals Service Task Force in Prince George’s County. Cameron Marcell Fletcher, 39, of District Heights, was arrested last week by the US Marshals Task Force in Fairfax, VA and on October 17, 2020, Marc C. McLaughlin, Jr., 31, of...
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Brandywine Man Arrested in Virginia Charged with Attempted Murder After Shooting in Waldorf

Brandywine Man Arrested in Virginia Charged with Attempted Murder After Shooting in Waldorf

On October 8 , 2020, at approximately 3:36 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 12300 block of Glenview Place in Waldorf for a reported shooting. Initial investigation revealed that a male subject arrived unannounced at an apartment of someone who was known to him and knocked on the door. The victim answered, but then closed the door. The suspect, identified as Tommy Whack, Jr., 31, of Brandywine, then fired multiple rounds through the door...
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Local Southern Maryland Volunteer Firefighter Receives Valor Award After Saving Life in D.C. Apartment Fire

Local Southern Maryland Volunteer Firefighter Receives Valor Award After Saving Life in D.C. Apartment Fire

On Tuesday, June 4th, 2019, along the DC/Montgomery County Maryland line, at 5:04 p.m., an alarm for a fire was sounded for residence at 5223 Western Avenue, Northwest. Among the units responding to the scene was Truck 14, designated as the first due truck. Hearing the arriving engine reporting smoke showing all sides, the crew prepared for battle. Arriving on the scene, Truck 14’s crew began to ladder and ventilate the two-story detached home. They then entered to begin...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Residence and Vehicle Struck by Gunfire in Lexington Park

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Residence and Vehicle Struck by Gunfire in Lexington Park

UPDATE 10/20/2020: On Saturday, October 17, 2020, at approximately 2:50 a.m., police responded to the area of Columbus Drive for the report of shots fired. Police arrived in the area and located one vehicle which was stopped with the occupants interviewed, they were let go a short time later. While on the scene canvassing the area for any evidence of a shooting, victims, or witnesses, deputies reported hearing shots being fired at approximately 3:50 a.m., from the area of...
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Maryland State Police Arrest One During Shots Fired Investigation in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

Maryland State Police Arrest One During Shots Fired Investigation in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

On Monday, October 19, 2020, at approximately 8:00 a.m., police responded to Liberty Street in Lexington Park, for the complaint of shots fired. One witness advised after hearing the shot(s), subjects in the area were observed leaving on foot and in a vehicle. The vehicle described by a witness was located on Hancock Road; Police observed there was no damage to the vehicle and after an extensive search of Liberty Street and surrounding areas, no victims were located. While...
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Two of Three Washington DC Teens Arrested for Armed Robbery of CVS in Bryans Road Sentenced to Less Than 5 Years in Prison

Two of Three Washington DC Teens Arrested for Armed Robbery of CVS in Bryans Road Sentenced to Less Than 5 Years in Prison

UPDATE on 10/20/2020: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Thursday, October 15, 2020, Blake-Joshua Isaiah McKinney, 18, entered a guilty plea in Charles County Circuit Court to Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. Following the plea, McKinney was sentenced by the Honorable Judge William R. Greer, Jr. to 20 years with all but 5 years suspended in prison. Upon release, McKinney will be on probation for a period of five years. On December 6, 2019, officers...
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Killer of 7-Eleven Employee in Waldorf Armed Robbery Apprehended in Georgia

Killer of 7-Eleven Employee in Waldorf Armed Robbery Apprehended in Georgia

UPDATE: Through an extensive investigation and coordination with the U.S. Marshals Task Force, Gregory DeShawn Collins, Jr., 22, of Waldorf, was located and apprehended in Georgia on Monday, October 19, 2020. Collins is currently awaiting extradition in Georgia and will be served an arrest warrant upon his return to Maryland for this incident. Charles County Sheriff’s Detectives identified Collins as a suspect in the murder of Lynn Marie Maher, which took place on October 1 at the 7-Eleven on...
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Arrest Made in Homicide at Master Suites Hotel in Waldorf

Arrest Made in Homicide at Master Suites Hotel in Waldorf

Through their investigation, Charles County Sheriff’s Detectives identified Marc C. McLaughlin, Jr., 31, of Brandywine, as a suspect in the homicide that took place at the Master Suites Hotel on September 21, 2020. On Saturday, October 17, the U.S. Marshals Task Force located and arrested McLaughlin in Prince George’s County. McLaughlin was indicted for first-degree murder as well as 16 additional charges related to this incident. Details of this case are as follows: On September 21, at approximately 6:18...
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Office of the State’s Attorney for Anne Arundel County Welcomes Jaymi Sterling

Office of the State’s Attorney for Anne Arundel County Welcomes Jaymi Sterling

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced the swearing-in of former St. Mary’s County Deputy State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling on Friday, October 16, 2020. Ms. Sterling is a 13 year veteran prosecutor and will serve in the Circuit Court division prosecuting felony matters and act as a liaison to the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s fatal overdose investigators. Ms. Sterling earned her law degree from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. After graduating...
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Elevated Levels of COVID-19 Viral Shedding Detected in Local Wastewater

Elevated Levels of COVID-19 Viral Shedding Detected in Local Wastewater

Local wastewater monitoring for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has detected elevated levels of viral particles in the sewer systems serving several locations in St. Mary’s County. “These viral particles are shed by individuals who have COVID-19 and can be detected in sewage,” said Dr. Meena Brewster, St. Mary’s County Health Officer. “Rising levels of viral particles in the wastewater from a particular wastewater treatment plant may indicate an increase in COVID-19 in the area that contributes wastewater...
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Commissioners Move Quickly to Disseminate Broadband Assessment Survey

Commissioners Move Quickly to Disseminate Broadband Assessment Survey

Reliable internet access in St. Mary’s County has been a top priority of the Commissioners, and on September 15, the Commissioners allocated $100,000 toward formally assessing local broadband capabilities. For the first phase of assessments, the Commissioners are releasing a communitywide survey of existing internet services. The St. Mary’s County Broadband Assessment Project surveys...
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Commissioners Approve $100,000 Grant for St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Prevention

Commissioners Approve $100,000 Grant for St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Prevention

The Commissioners approved an award of $100,000 for the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to fund youth gun violence prevention in the community. The Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Youth Gun Violence Reduction Initiative Grant will purchase software technology and educational materials. Sheriff Tim Cameron described the PredPol software to the Commissioners at...
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Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation Receives Grant from Rural Maryland Council for Telepharmacy Program

Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation Receives Grant from Rural Maryland Council for Telepharmacy Program

The Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation announced that it has received a $40,420 grant from the Rural Maryland Council to fund the community hospital’s Telepharmacy program. The UM Charles Regional Medical Center (UM CRMC) Telepharmacy program is a pilot project that will deliver 24/7 medication management services to an estimated 300 patients that live...
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UPDATE: Callaway Man Arrested for Impaired Driving After Running Off Roadway and Hitting Road Signs

UPDATE: Callaway Man Arrested for Impaired Driving After Running Off Roadway and Hitting Road Signs

UPDATE 10/23/20 – Name and Charges Added: Charles Edward Wise Jr,, 48, of Callaway, was charged with the following: DRIVING VEH. WHILE IMPAIRED BY ALCOHOL DRIVING VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL FAILURE TO DRIVE VEHICLE ON RIGHT HALF OF ROADWAY WHEN REQUIRED DRIVING VEH WHILE SO FAR IMPAIRED BY DRUGS CANNOT DRIVE...
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Equity Task Force Announces Plans for First School-Based Health Centers in St. Mary’s County

Equity Task Force Announces Plans for First School-Based Health Centers in St. Mary’s County

The school-based health centers will initially offer school nursing, behavioral health services, preventive care and health education programming. Future plans for the school-based health centers include specific primary care services, key to improving health outcomes for students who face barriers to accessing health care. Spring Ridge Middle School is located in a federally-designated Health...
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Governor Hogan Announces $250 Million ‘Maryland Strong: Economic Recovery Initiative’

Governor Hogan Announces $250 Million ‘Maryland Strong: Economic Recovery Initiative’

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the $250 million ‘Maryland Strong: Economic Recovery Initiative,’ which will provide funding from the Rainy Day Fund to directly assist restaurants, small businesses, local entertainment venues, arts organizations, and Main Streets across the state. The initiative doubles the state’s total commitment to COVID-19 emergency economic relief for Marylanders to...
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Sabre Systems Going the Extra Mile to Prepare Our Next Generation of Technology Professionals

Sabre Systems Going the Extra Mile to Prepare Our Next Generation of Technology Professionals

As the Vice President of Human Resources for Sabre Systems, Inc., Deb Kliman is keenly aware of the skills and qualifications necessary to succeed in the technology industry. In addition, she sees firsthand the need for these qualified individuals to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing technology driven world. Recently, Ms. Kliman saw...
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Events at the Calvert Marine Museum in November, 2020

Events at the Calvert Marine Museum in November, 2020

October 22, 2020 – As colder weather approaches, the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) offers activities for all ages throughout the month. Following the guidance of the CDC and State of Maryland, all guests ages five and older must wear a mask during their visit. The museum continues to operate at a limited capacity with...
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St. Mary’s College Board Approves New Neuroscience Major/Announces Spring Semester Schedule with Commencement Date

St. Mary’s College Board Approves New Neuroscience Major/Announces Spring Semester Schedule with Commencement Date

St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Board of Trustees met virtually Friday, October 16, beginning at 4:50 p.m. The Board acted on several items including approving the curriculum for the College’s 25th major in neuroscience. The Academic Affairs Committee endorsed the new major at the suggestion of faculty and staff challenged with recommending new college...
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St. Mary’s County Government Updates Pandemic Road to Recovery Following Governor’s Update

St. Mary’s County Government Updates Pandemic Road to Recovery Following Governor’s Update

On October 16, Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland Secretary of Health Robert Neall issued orders updating safe capacity limits for outdoor sporting and entertainment venues, while maintaining face covering requirements and strict public health protocols. The governor’s order limits spectators at outdoor sporting venues to 10% of total capacity, including at M&T Bank Stadium...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warns of “Spoofing” Scam Calls

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warns of “Spoofing” Scam Calls

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware of recent “spoofing” or scam calls involving the Federal Reserve Bank wanting to collect money and attempting to obtain personal information from citizens. There are reports the scammer has a foreign accent, identifies himself as Deputy Jacob Alfonso and states the Sheriff’s Office would arrest...
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Calvert County Detention Center Correctional Deputies Credited with Excellence Award After Saving Life

Calvert County Detention Center Correctional Deputies Credited with Excellence Award After Saving Life

Congratulations to Calvert County Detention Center Correctional Deputy First Class (Cdfc.) Kiana Brooks; Cdfc. Thomas Commodore; Correctional Sergeant Marcella Conway-Jones; Cdfc. David Aaron Cook; Senior Cdfc. Robert Scott; Cdfc. Erik Snyder for their live saving efforts. In May, an individual at the Detention Center was discovered in a perilous situation. This team responded quickly...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspects Operating Unregistered, Uninsured Dirtbikes and ATVs in Roadways

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspects Operating Unregistered, Uninsured Dirtbikes and ATVs in Roadways

Can you identify these individuals? Charles County Officers are seeking information about the pictured subjects, who have been involved with operating unregistered/uninsured off-road vehicles on the roadways in Waldorf. Anyone with information about the people in these photos is asked to contact PFC Caywood at caywoodc@ccso.us or 301-932-2222.
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Commissioners Approve Funding for Supplemental Staffing for County Rescue Services

Commissioners Approve Funding for Supplemental Staffing for County Rescue Services

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County approved $552.992 to be used for supplemental staff, ambulances, and related equipment partnering with the Rescue Squads to deliver Emergency Medical Services in St. Mary’s County during their regular business meeting Tuesday, Oct. 20. In his request for funding, Director of Emergency Services, Stephen Walker briefed the Commissioners...
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Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Commissioner Meeting Roundup

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Commissioner Meeting Roundup

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown and opened at 9 a.m. with a Public Hearing for the Office of the County Attorney on the disposition of public property. The Commissioners presented three proclamations for Economic Development Week, Red Ribbon Week...
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Governor Hogan Announces Maryland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Governor Hogan Announces Maryland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Governor Larry Hogan announced the release of the State of Maryland’s initial draft COVID-19 mass vaccination plan, which was submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week. Read the draft plan. “In anticipation of a COVID-19 vaccine, Maryland stands ready to order, distribute, and administer it effectively and rapidly as...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Man On Weapons Charges in Anne Arundel County

Maryland State Police Arrest Man On Weapons Charges in Anne Arundel County

The Maryland State Police Apprehension Unit today arrested a wanted felon on an open arrest warrant for illegally possessing firearms in Anne Arundel County. Joseph Francis Hagan, 54, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, was transported to the Anne Arundel County Detention Center where he was served with the open arrest warrants including for 11 counts...
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