Drunk Capitol Heights Woman Arrested After Caught Driving Over 100 MPH

Drunk Capitol Heights Woman Arrested After Caught Driving Over 100 MPH

On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 2018, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Trooper First Class Jeans from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack was conducting stationary speed enforcement on southbound Maryland Route 5 north of Forest Park, in Waldorf. TFC Jeans observed a silver Hyundai which appeared to be traveling above the posted 55 mph speed limit. Utilizing his agency issued LIDAR speed measuring device, TFC Jeans obtained a speed of 112 mph on the silver Hyundai. TFC Jeans conducted...
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VIDEO: Press Conference – Threat of Mass Violence at Leonardtown High School

VIDEO: Press Conference – Threat of Mass Violence at Leonardtown High School

On Thursday February 15, 2018, at approximately 2:50 p.m., two male Leonardtown High School students were on the afternoon bus ride home and were overheard by witnesses discussing the recent shooting in Parkland Florida at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The two students made statements that they would bring guns to school and had the necessary tactics to exceed the number of persons killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The St. Mary’s County Board of education’s Office of...
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Two Juveniles at Leonardtown HS Charged with Threats of Mass Violence

Two Juveniles at Leonardtown HS Charged with Threats of Mass Violence

On Friday, February 16, 2018, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding two male juveniles, who attend Leonardtown High School, who were overheard discussing a recent school shooting. According to a concerned citizen, the juveniles made statements about bringing firearms to school, and how they were too smart to be caught. The Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and the School Resource Officer (SRO), immediately began an investigation into this matter, assisted by the St. Mary’s...
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Police Officer Killed in Prince George’s County

Police Officer Killed in Prince George’s County

The Prince George’s County Police Department released the following statements The suspect who killed our officer was shot and killed by responding law enforcement. More details later. With broken hearts, we are announcing that one of our officers was shot and killed today. The brave officer was shot while stepping in to protect a woman threatened in a domestic situation. Please keep his family and our department in your prayers. Indian Head Highway (Rt. 210) at Old Fort Road is...
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Waldorf Woman Busted with 2 Pounds of Marijuana in Hotel Parking Lot

Waldorf Woman Busted with 2 Pounds of Marijuana in Hotel Parking Lot

On February 20, 2018 at approximately 11:00 p.m., Deputy Collins, from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, was conducting a patrol check at the Hampton Inn, in Waldorf. Police observed a female sitting in the driver seat of a blue Mitsubishi Mirage, the vehicle was backed into a parking spot and was facing towards the side of the building. Police approached the vehicle on foot and contacted the female, which they identified as Charley Etana Hagans, 19, of Waldorf. The...
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Indian Head Woman Arrested for Strong Arm Robbery

Indian Head Woman Arrested for Strong Arm Robbery

On February 17, 2018, officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Indian Head Inn located on Strauss Avenue, in Indian Head, for the report of a strong arm robbery. The male victim, used the main office phone to call police and stated a female he knew, Olivia Maria Gray, 22, of Indian Head, had assaulted him, stole his money and cell phone. The victim told police, Gray fled towards her residence on Woodland Drive and she...
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DUI Saturation Patrol Initiative to Take Place in Charles County

DUI Saturation Patrol Initiative to Take Place in Charles County

The Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack in cooperation with the Maryland State Police Washington Metro Troop, Charles County Sheriff’s Office, La Plata Town Police and Maryland Transportation Authority Police will be conducting a DUI Saturation Patrol Initiative. The initiative will take place on February 22, 2018, and enforcement efforts will be targeting US Route 301 from the Maryland/Virginia Line through Charles County and into Prince George’s County. The Maryland State Police Washington Metro Troop will be focusing their enforcement...
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Former Firefighter Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Sex Abuse of a Minor

Former Firefighter Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Sex Abuse of a Minor

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Donald McCoy Stancell, Jr., 39, to 25 years in prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor. On November 6, 2015, the victim, who was under 18 years of age, reported to school officials that she was being sexually assaulted by Donald Stancell. School officials then notified the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. An investigation revealed that Stancell...
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Lusby Man Arrested for Possession of Crack Cocaine & Heroin

Lusby Man Arrested for Possession of Crack Cocaine & Heroin

On February 6, 2018, at approximately 11:20 p.m., Corporal Esnes from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Route 4 near German Chapel Road in Prince Frederick. Trooper First Class Rucker arrived to assist. A K-9 scan was requested and resulted in a positive alert. A probable cause search revealed Heroin. A secondary search at the detention center revealed a smoking device containing suspected crack cocaine. Darryl W. Icenhower, 25 of Lusby,...
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Waldorf Man Arrested After Employee and Customer Stop Robbery

Waldorf Man Arrested After Employee and Customer Stop Robbery

On February 14 at 9:47 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a gas station convenience store in the 11500 block of Berry Road in Waldorf for the report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival, officers discovered two victims holding the suspect on the floor and restraining his arms. Investigation revealed, Duane Anthony Shephard, 24, of Waldorf, went behind the counter inside the convenience store and began taking packs of cigarettes. An employee told Shephard...
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Hughesville Man Arrested for Assault, After Hit and Run Accident

Hughesville Man Arrested for Assault, After Hit and Run Accident

On February 10 at 2:08 p.m., officers responded to the Lowes parking lot, in Waldorf, for the report of a hit and run and assault. According to the victim, the suspect struck his car and failed to stop. The victim followed the suspect to a nearby parking lot where the victim said the suspect exited his car, slashed the two front tires on the victim’s vehicle and then swung at the victim with a knife. The suspect then got...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Three Armed Robberies in Waldorf.

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Three Armed Robberies in Waldorf.

On February 11, 2018 at approximately 7:15 p.m., an unknown black male entered the Subway located at 3023 Festival Way, in Waldorf. The male was wearing a black jacket, black mask, black gloves, black pants, and black shoes armed with a handgun. The male demanded money and pointed the handgun at the cashier. Fearing for his life, the victim provided the male with the register draw. The male placed the gun in his pocket and took approximately $156.00. On...
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UPDATE: Waldorf Woman Admits to Shooting and Killing 37-Year-Old Boyfriend

UPDATE: Waldorf Woman Admits to Shooting and Killing 37-Year-Old Boyfriend

UPDATE 2/20/2018: According to court documents Tiffany Jade Smith, 31, of Waldorf, and Tavon Purnell Matthews, 37, were heard involved in a heated argument in their bedroom. During the argument, gunshots were heard after which smith asked for help and said the victim was bleeding. Smith was transported to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigations Division for an interview. During the interview, Smith told detectives she and Matthews were in the bedroom alone and began arguing. Smith admitted...
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Police Charge Middle School Student Who Made False Allegations Against Chaperone at School Dance

Police Charge Middle School Student Who Made False Allegations Against Chaperone at School Dance

UPDATE 2/19/2018: A juvenile female, age 13, from Leonardtown, was charged with making a false report in reference to the investigation. The juvenile provided statements which were conclusively refuted from video surveillance reviewed. The juvenile was charged and released to a parent and is awaiting disposition from the Department of Juvenile Justice. 2/17/2018: On February 16, 2018, an allegation of inappropriate touching was made by a female student who was attending a school sponsored dance at Leonardtown Middle School, located...
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UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Waldorf Man Shot and Killed at Apartment Building, Suspect Still at Large

UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Waldorf Man Shot and Killed at Apartment Building, Suspect Still at Large

UPDATE: On February 17 at 8:54 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to the 12100 block of Ell Lane in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located the victim suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body. The victim, identified as Brandon Andrew Briscoe, 24, of Waldorf, was transported to a hospital where he subsequently died. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces New Text to 9-1-1 System for Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan Announces New Text to 9-1-1 System for Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the Board of Public Works’ approval of a new Text to 9-1-1 technology for Maryland, helping to update 1960s-era emergency systems with life-saving technology. This new Internet-based infrastructure allows citizens to send a Short Message Service (SMS) text message to 9-1-1. The Federal Communications Commission estimates that more than...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Mourns Loss of Veteran Officer

Prince George’s County Police Department Mourns Loss of Veteran Officer

The Prince George’s County Police Department is mourning the loss of Corporal Mujahid Ramzziddin of our Special Operations Division’s Harbor Unit who was shot and killed while coming to the aid of a neighbor. We are still in early stages of the investigation. Preliminarily, we understand, Corporal Ramzziddin stepped in to help a neighbor...
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Nighttime Flagging Operations on Thomas Johnson Bridge in March

Nighttime Flagging Operations on Thomas Johnson Bridge in March

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin a month long routine bridge inspection of the MD 4 (Patuxent Beach Road) Bridge over the Patuxent River (Governor Thomas Johnson Memorial Bridge) at the Calvert/St. Mary’s County line. Weather permitting, the inspection will be complete by the end of March. The...
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Governor Larry Hogan Submits 160 “Green Bag” Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan Submits 160 “Green Bag” Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan today submitted 160 appointments to the Maryland State Senate. Secretary of Appointments Chris Cavey presented Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller with the names of the “Green Bag” nominees. “Marylanders deserves nothing less than the most capable and well-qualified representatives for these critically important positions and the names submitted today uphold...
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Maryland Judges Defend Big Pay Hike

Maryland Judges Defend Big Pay Hike

  Maryland’s top judges told the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday that increasing the pay of all 313 Maryland judges in the state was necessary to retain the quality and diversity of Maryland’s judiciary. The Judicial Compensation Commission has recommended that all the judges get a $35,000 pay hike phased in over the next four...
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Maryland Hunters Harvest 86,542 Deer in 2017-2018 Season

Maryland Hunters Harvest 86,542 Deer in 2017-2018 Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that hunters harvested 86,542 deer during the combined archery, firearms and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. 8, 2017, through Jan. 31, 2018. The harvest exceeded the 2016-2017 total by more than 1,000 deer. Included in the statewide total were 7,204 deer taken on Sundays. “Sunday hunting continues to be...
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Waldorf-Based Kingdomware Technologies Receives 2018 Minority Business Leader Award

Waldorf-Based Kingdomware Technologies Receives 2018 Minority Business Leader Award

The Charles County Economic Development Department is pleased to announce that Waldorf-based business, Kingdomware Technologies, Inc, will receive an award at the Washington Business Journal (WBJ) 11th Annual Minority Business Leader Awards program on Thursday, March 22 at the MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland. The awards program honors 25 of the most successful...
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Calvert County Animal Control Division to Move to Barstow Location

Calvert County Animal Control Division to Move to Barstow Location

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety Animal Control Division will move operations from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office into the Department of Public Safety building at 315 Stafford Road in Barstow Friday, Feb. 16. The move is part of Calvert County Government’s reorganization which began last July. In the restructure, the Animal Control...
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Intersection Improvements on Route 5 to Begin in Leonardtown

Intersection Improvements on Route 5 to Begin in Leonardtown

Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is beginning a $12 million improvement project at the MD 5 (Point Lookout Road)/Abell Street/Moakley Street intersection in St. Mary’s County. The project includes widening the road and adding left turn lanes to both directions of MD 5 at the intersection. “This project will break...
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$35,000 pay raise proposed for all 313 Maryland judges

$35,000 pay raise proposed for all 313 Maryland judges

A proposal to give all 313 Maryland judges a $35,000 raise over the next four years faces a hearing today in the House Appropriations Committee. The recommendations of the Judicial Compensation Commission will take effect automatically if the legislature does not reject or amend them by March 15 — and lawmakers have not been...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run Involving Pedestrian in Oxon Hill

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run Involving Pedestrian in Oxon Hill

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run in Oxon Hill. The victim is identified as 27-year-old Kenard Hawkins of no fixed address. Investigators are still working to locate the striking vehicle. It’s described as a white pickup truck that had a ladder on the top or side. On February...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 2/12/2018 to 2/16/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 2/12/2018 to 2/16/2018

During the week of February 12, to February 16, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Governor Larry Hogan Issues Executive Order on Juvenile Offenders Serving Life Sentences

Governor Larry Hogan Issues Executive Order on Juvenile Offenders Serving Life Sentences

Governor Larry Hogan today signed Executive Order 01.01.2018.06, which confirms and requires that the governor weigh certain factors when considering a decision regarding parole for a juvenile offender serving a life sentence to ensure that these offenders have a meaningful opportunity for release. “Since taking office, our administration has sought to bring balance to...
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Coast Guard Medevacs Cruise Ship Passenger Near Point Lookout

Coast Guard Medevacs Cruise Ship Passenger Near Point Lookout

The Coast Guard medevaced a 71-year-old woman suffering a possible cardiac event from a cruise ship approximately 8-miles off Point Lookout, Maryland, Sunday. A crewmember aboard the cruise ship Carnival Pride contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region via satellite phone to request assistance at 3:42 a.m. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium search...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Presenting a Safety and Security for Places of Worship Training Seminar

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Presenting a Safety and Security for Places of Worship Training Seminar

Safety and security is becoming increasingly important for places of worship and faith based service providers. From acts of violence and vandalism, to disruption of services, threats to places of worship have increased. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is presenting an eleven hour training seminar, beginning on February 26, 2018, and concluding the...
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Charles County Public Schools Bus Service Limited in Some Areas

Charles County Public Schools Bus Service Limited in Some Areas

All Charles County public schools are opening on time today, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Bus service will not be available on the following roads: Pomfret Road Turkey Hill Road Livingston Road between Hawthorne and Pomfret roads Billingsley Road from Livingston Road to Dutton’s Bridge (Maintenance Place)C Call the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) transportation...
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Family Feud Scratch-Off Win has Charles County Retiree Celebrating $50,000 Prize

Family Feud Scratch-Off Win has Charles County Retiree Celebrating $50,000 Prize

A Waldorf retiree having coffee with his friends at their local gathering place sweetened his day by adding fun and games to his beverage purchase. The 69-year-old bought four Maryland Lottery Family Feud scratch-offs and won $50,000! “I usually do not play scratch offs,” said the lucky winner. “I am a Pick 3 and Pick 4 kind of guy.”  He...
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