Maryland State Police Investigating Motorcycle Crash That Killed 51-Year-Old La Plata Man

Maryland State Police Investigating Motorcycle Crash That Killed 51-Year-Old La Plata Man

On Friday, June 14, 2024, at approximately 1:03 a.m., Troopers from Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to United States Route 301 in the area of Billingsley Road for a report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Due to the circumstances, the Maryland State Police CRASH Team was requested to assume the investigation. A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers from the MSP La Plata Barrack and the MSP CRASH Team indicates a 2019 Harley Davidson Road Glide operated...
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Greenbelt Man Convicted of Attempted First Degree Murder of Calvert County Deputy

Greenbelt Man Convicted of Attempted First Degree Murder of Calvert County Deputy

A Calvert County jury has convicted Brandon Alexander Turner, 22, of Greenbelt, with attempted first degree murder of Master Deputy Sheriff James Flynt. The jury also convicted Turner of first degree assault on Deputies Anthony Aranda and Tyler Bowen, as well as illegal use of a firearm in connection with these offenses. The verdicts were returned on the evening of June 11, 2024, following a 7-day trial. On December 17, 2022, Turner stopped his vehicle on MD Route 4...
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Drug Trafficking Organization Dismantled in Charles County: Successful Joint Operation Nets Multiple Arrests and Seizures

Drug Trafficking Organization Dismantled in Charles County: Successful Joint Operation Nets Multiple Arrests and Seizures

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Section (NES), in collaboration with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration,  and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, has successfully dismantled a major drug ring operating across Charles County. This year-long investigation culminated in a coordinated operation that resulted in several arrests and the recovery of significant amounts of drugs, weapons, and other evidence. On June 7, NES detectives served search warrants at four residences in Charles County. The search warrant operation was supported...
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Message From Sheriff Ricky Cox Regarding Prosecution of Man who Shot Deputy in Calvert County

Message From Sheriff Ricky Cox Regarding Prosecution of Man who Shot Deputy in Calvert County

Message from Sheriff Ricky Cox I just wanted to take a moment and thank everyone involved in the prosecution of the evil perpetrator who decided to come to Calvert County and shoot at your deputies. On December 17th 2022, at around 9:30 P.M., Mr. Brandon Turner of Greenbelt was stopped for a traffic violation. Instead of completing the traffic stop, he decided to flee and involve our deputies in a vehicle pursuit. While fleeing down the highway, he began...
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Police Identify Body of 52-Year-Old Woman Found in Lexington Park

Police Identify Body of 52-Year-Old Woman Found in Lexington Park

UPDATE 6/14/2024: On Thursday, June 13, 2024, police responded to a 911 report of a subject not breathing. Upon arriving at the scene at the 21000 block of FDR Boulevard in Lexington Park, the deceased body of a woman, identified as Erica Christina Drinks, 52, was found in a shed on the property. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division have assumed the case, and the preliminary investigation suggests no foul play. The body has been sent to the Office...
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La Plata Police Officers Seize Handgun, Methamphetamine, Phencyclidine (PCP), Cocaine, Marijuana, and Suspected Drug Proceeds

La Plata Police Officers Seize Handgun, Methamphetamine, Phencyclidine (PCP), Cocaine, Marijuana, and Suspected Drug Proceeds

On June 4, 2024, at approximately 5:29 p.m., officers responded to check the welfare of two individuals sitting at a traffic light in a vehicle on Crain Highway at Heritage Green Parkway. Upon arrival, officers located two individuals suffering from a phencyclidine (PCP) overdose. The two were transported to the hospital for medical intervention. While on scene officers noticed what they believed to be a vile containing suspected PCP. The vehicle was seized and sealed. An officer subsequently applied...
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UPDATE: DC Man Charged with Falsely Reporting Armed Robbery at Dunkirk Safeway Gas Pumps

UPDATE: DC Man Charged with Falsely Reporting Armed Robbery at Dunkirk Safeway Gas Pumps

UPDATE: On June 6, 2024, Brian Arnell Hall, 35 of Washington D.C., was charged with three counts of Making a False Statement to a Law Enforcement Officer On June 4, 2024, Hall contacted 911 to report a robbery at gunpoint. Dispatch records indicate that Hall spoke a dispatcher, who noted Hall’s apparent frustration and limited information. Hall described the perpetrator as a black male wearing dark clothing, driving a dark car. Deputy Cress was dispatched and arrived on the...
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UPDATE: Three Men Charged After Maryland State Trooper is Struck After Theft and Pursuit in Calvert County

UPDATE: Three Men Charged After Maryland State Trooper is Struck After Theft and Pursuit in Calvert County

UPDATE 6/12/2024 @1:15 p.m.:  The injured Trooper was flown by Maryland State Police Aviation Trooper 2 to R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was evaluated, treated, and has since been released. Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Det. Mudd with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office at (410) 535-2800 or email [email protected]. Please reference case #24-45880. Lewis was issued an arrest warrant earlier this month through the Chambersburg Police Department for thefts...
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Neighbors Save Two Trapped Residents in Mechanicsville Fire, State Fire Marshal Investigating

Neighbors Save Two Trapped Residents in Mechanicsville Fire, State Fire Marshal Investigating

UPDATE 6/11/2024: Neighbors used ladders to rescue both trapped occupants from the second floor prior to the arrival of firefighters. Three cats were also removed, one is missing. No injuries were reported. The American Red Cross was not requested, family and friends are assisting the displaced residents. Firefighters placed the fire under control within 40 minutes and operated on scene for approximately 3 hours. The fire is under investigation and updates will be provided when they become available. 6/10/2024:...
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14-Year-Old Succumbs to Injuries After Triple Shooting, Police Seeking Leads and Information

14-Year-Old Succumbs to Injuries After Triple Shooting, Police Seeking Leads and Information

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is now leading the investigation into a recent shooting that occurred in the city of District Heights. One of the victims has died of her injuries. She is 14-year-old Khamya Ferrell of Suitland. Two adults were also injured in the shooting. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening. A cash reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. On May 31,...
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Police in Calvert County Investigating Pedestrian Crash in Chesapeake Beach That Killed Owings Man

Police in Calvert County Investigating Pedestrian Crash in Chesapeake Beach That Killed Owings Man

On June 4, 2024, at 9:23 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Patrol Bureau responded to the area of Maryland Rt. 260 and Paris Pines Court in Chesapeake Beach, for the report of a serious motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. Due to the circumstances, the Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. A preliminary investigation revealed a 2020 Toyota Rav 4, operated by Marilyn Shane Maloy, 30 of Chesapeake Beach, was traveling east...
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UPDATE: Deputies Recover Stolen Gun and Drugs from Stolen Vehicle That Crashed After High Speed Chase

UPDATE: Deputies Recover Stolen Gun and Drugs from Stolen Vehicle That Crashed After High Speed Chase

UPDATE 6/10/2024: On May 27, 2024, at 1:02 a.m., Calvert County Patrol Bureau deputies were alerted to a tag reader referencing a stolen vehicle traveling eastbound on Route 260 from Rt. 4 in Dunkirk. The vehicle, a blue Audi A7 was confirmed to be stolen and was located by DFC Idol travelling over 100 mph. A traffic stop was attempted, however, the driver failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated. The suspect continued to flee at speeds over...
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Police Investigating Armed Carjacking at Waldorf Food Lion, Officers Searching for black 2019 Toyota Camry

Police Investigating Armed Carjacking at Waldorf Food Lion, Officers Searching for black 2019 Toyota Camry

On Sunday, June 9, 2024, at approximately 10:20 a.m., police responded to the Food Lion located at 3200 Old Washington Road in Waldorf, for the reported carjacking. Officers from Charles and St. Mary’s County were notified of the stolen vehicle, tag number and direction of travel and began searching for the suspects. The victim, stated she has a concealed carry permit and her firearm was in the vehicle. The stolen vehicle is a 2019 Black Toyota Camry bearing registration...
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Bowie Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges in Prince Frederick

Bowie Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges in Prince Frederick

On May 23, 2024, Deputy Morrison of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Wawa in Prince Frederick, after receiving a complaint of two subjects asleep in a vehicle. Upon arrival, the vehicle was observed traveling northbound on Route 4. Deputy Morrison observed multiple traffic violations and initiated a traffic stop at Ward Road in Dunkirk. The vehicle finally came to a stop in the Apple Greene Shopping Center where the driver, Joseph Carl Meade, 55 of Bowie,...
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Police in Calvert County Arrest Wanted Waldorf Man After Traffic Stop in Prince Frederick

Police in Calvert County Arrest Wanted Waldorf Man After Traffic Stop in Prince Frederick

On May 22, 2024,  Deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate in the area of Route 231 and JW Williams Road in Prince Frederick. A traffic stop was initiated and revealed the driver, Travon Aronde Berry, 26 of Waldorf, had an open warrant for his arrest. Investigation revealed ammunition was found inside the vehicle. Berry is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition due to prior criminal convictions. Berry was transported to...
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Police Investigating Two Southern Maryland Men Killed at a Car Meet in Accokeek

Police Investigating Two Southern Maryland Men Killed at a Car Meet in Accokeek

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating a double fatal shooting at a car meet in Accokeek. The victims are 48-year-old Sheldon Proctor of Waldorf and 55-year-old Patrick Savoy of Charlotte Hall. A third victim, an adult male, was also shot. His injuries are not considered life-threatening. A reward of up...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Great Mills Man on Drug Charges After Stealing a Bicycle in Lexington Park

Maryland State Police Arrest Great Mills Man on Drug Charges After Stealing a Bicycle in Lexington Park

On Monday, June 10, 2024, Cpl DiToto of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the report of a male subject stealing a Fuji bike valued at approximately $850 from the Quick Shop on Great Mills Road, in Lexington Park. Upon further investigation it was determined the male subject Kiger, Zachary Alan, 35...
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Peavy Named 2024 Charles County Public Schools Assistant Principal of the Year

Peavy Named 2024 Charles County Public Schools Assistant Principal of the Year

At Benjamin Stoddert Middle School, Assistant Principal Marquelle Peavy collaborates with teachers, staff and parents to create a positive and inclusive learning environment, but above all she places students at the heart of her work. “Ms. Peavy is a caring, genuinely nice woman and very helpful,” Jahir Jamieson, eighth-grade student, said. “The reason I...
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Fashion for a Cause Breaks Another Record and Raises Over $240,000 for Children’s Programs

Fashion for a Cause Breaks Another Record and Raises Over $240,000 for Children’s Programs

Doing great never looked so good on June 7th, 2024, as around 350 fun-loving people enjoyed perfect weather outside and perfect looks inside at the 14th annual Fashion for a Cause. Held at the Fluegel Alumni Center in Annapolis, the high-spirited crowd smashed its fundraising record, bringing in more than $240,000 for Chesapeake Kids,...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New South Patrol District One Station

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New South Patrol District One Station

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated South Patrol District One Station at 6845 Crain Highway in La Plata. Sheriff Troy D. Berry, Captain Andrew Schwab – the current South Patrol Division Commander – and Captain Charly Baker delivered remarks to commemorate the opening of the new...
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Sidewalk Construction Scheduled for South Shangri La Drive & Willows Road

Sidewalk Construction Scheduled for South Shangri La Drive & Willows Road

St. Mary’s County Government’s Department of Public Works & Transportation (DPW&T) will be installing new sidewalks, curbs, and asphalt on South Shangri La Drive between MD Rte. 246 (Great Mills Road) and FDR Blvd. The project will include a paved walking path along the north side of Willows Road, from South Shangri La Drive...
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No Injuries Reported After Dump Truck and SUV Collide in California

No Injuries Reported After Dump Truck and SUV Collide in California

On Thursday, June 13, 2023, at approximately 1:30 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Three Notch Road and Old Rolling Road in California, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with entrapment. Crews arrived on the scene to find an SUV and dump truck involved in a T-bone style...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Unit Seeking Whereabouts of Wanted Waldorf Man, Eric William Broome age 26

Charles County Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Unit Seeking Whereabouts of Wanted Waldorf Man, Eric William Broome age 26

The Charles County Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Unit is actively seeking the public’s assistance in locating Eric William Broome, age 26, from Waldorf, who is wanted in connection with multiple charges including failing to appear in court for first-degree assault, false imprisonment, and violation of probation. Incident Summary: On August 1, 2023, Broome was arrested by...
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Man Flown to Trauma Center After High-Speed Crash Involving Motorcycle in Mechanicsville

Man Flown to Trauma Center After High-Speed Crash Involving Motorcycle in Mechanicsville

On Thursday, June 13, 2024, at approximately 2:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Friendship School Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle. 911 callers reported a motorcycle ran into the back of a Ford Mustang vehicle at a high...
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Southern Maryland News Net Employee Extinguishes Car Fire in Great Mills

Southern Maryland News Net Employee Extinguishes Car Fire in Great Mills

On June 12, 2024, at approximately 7:50 pm, a vehicle fire was reported on Chancellors Run Road in the area of Buck Hewitt Road. An employee from Southern Maryland News Net arrived on scene a few minutes after dispatch and located a Hyundai Tucson on the side of the road with a fire in...
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Greater Baden Opening Primary Care Clinic in Lexington Park

Greater Baden Opening Primary Care Clinic in Lexington Park

With support from the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD), Greater Baden Medical Services (GBMS) will establish a new primary care health clinic in the winter of 2024. The primary care clinic will serve both adults and children and will be located at 21729 Great Mills Road, Suite C, Lexington Park, MD 20653. GBMS,...
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No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Fire in Leonardtown

No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Fire in Leonardtown

On Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at 3:01 p.m., police and firefighters responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Chingville Road in Leonardtown, for the reported vehicle on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find all occupants out of the vehicle with the vehicle on fire. 9 firefighters from Second District VFD&RS...
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No Injuries Reported After Utility Worker Strikes Underground Electrical Line, Power Outages Reported in California Area

No Injuries Reported After Utility Worker Strikes Underground Electrical Line, Power Outages Reported in California Area

On Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at approximately 1:20 p.m., fire and emergency medical personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and MacArthur Boulevard, for the reported transformer fire with one injured. Crews arrived on the scene to find a utility worker had struck an underground electrical line which electrocuted him and fried...
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St. Mary’s County: Time to Register for Summer Camps & School Age Care!

St. Mary’s County: Time to Register for Summer Camps & School Age Care!

St. Mary’s County Government’s Department of Recreation & Parks announced the opening of registration for Summer Fun Camps and School Age Care programs for the 2024-25 school year. St. Mary’s County Recreation & Parks offers a variety of summer camps for children, ranging from age 4 through rising 10th graders. Summer Fun Day Camps...
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Chesapeake Life Center Programs for Children and Teenagers

Chesapeake Life Center Programs for Children and Teenagers

Chesapeake Life Center has more than 30 years of experience using fun and friendship to help grieving children find a path to healing. Here is what is planned for children and teens through September: Family Day on the Farm: Grieving families can explore their loss with expertly trained horses during Family Day at the...
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26 Law Enforcement Officers Graduate from University of Maryland’s DUI Institute

26 Law Enforcement Officers Graduate from University of Maryland’s DUI Institute

Last week, 26 officers from 18 law enforcement agencies across the state graduated from the University of Maryland’s DUI Institute, a rigorous 40-hour program that develops leaders in the enforcement of alcohol-impaired driving laws. The award-winning program, created in 2003, was developed by the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MVA) Highway Safety...
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Chesapeake Life Center Offering Adult Grief Support Programs Meeting This Summer

Chesapeake Life Center Offering Adult Grief Support Programs Meeting This Summer

Chesapeake Life Center will offer a variety of grief support groups for adults that will be meeting this summer. Groups will meet in person at locations in Anne Arundel, Calvert and Prince George’s counties as well as virtually. The following grief support groups will meet in person: Drop-In Grief Support Groups are open to...
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