Maryland State Police Investigating One Shot in Lexington Park

Maryland State Police Investigating One Shot in Lexington Park

On Thursday, September 16, 2021, at approximately 6:36 p.m., police responded to the 20000 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the report of shots fired. 12 minutes later, at 6:48 p.m., emergency medical personnel were dispatched to the area of Point Lookout Road and St. Andrew’s Church Road in Leonardtown, for the reported gunshot victim in a vehicle. An adult male victim was transported to an area trauma center with a gunshot wound to the upperbody....
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UPDATE: Sheriff’s Office Releases Statement on Tragic Death of 9-Year-Old Girl in La Plata

UPDATE: Sheriff’s Office Releases Statement on Tragic Death of 9-Year-Old  Girl in La Plata

UPDATE: On September 16, 2021, at approximately 4:15 pm., patrol officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 6300 block of Grant Chapman Drive in La Plata for the report of a motor vehicle collision involving a child. Upon arrival, officers located a child who had been struck by a vehicle, driven by a family member, in the driveway of her residence. Reesa Sechrist, 9, of La Plata, was pronounced deceased on the scene. The investigation is...
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UPDATE: Charges Against Driver Dropped in Incident Involving Crossing Guard in Anne Arundel County – Still No Comment From Police

UPDATE: Charges Against Driver Dropped in Incident Involving Crossing Guard in Anne Arundel County – Still No Comment From Police

The following statement is from Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney,  Anne Colt Leitess on Incident Involving Crossing Guard in Glen Burnie: After a thorough review of the video and multiple body worn camera footage from tile scene, there is evidence that there may have been contact between the vehicle and crossing guard. Not only did the crossing guard react to it, but the officer at the scene observed it and heard the guard say that the driver had made...
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UPDATE: Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Armed Robbery Suspect at Great Mills Sheetz

UPDATE: Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Armed Robbery Suspect at Great Mills Sheetz

UPDATE 9/17/2021 : Photos of the suspect were released by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. UPDATE: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the suspect involved in an armed robbery investigation. On Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 at 5:52 am, the suspect, described as a black male wearing dark blue jeans and a black T-shirt with cut-off sleeves, entered the Sheetz convenience store at 20760 Old Great Mills Road in Great Mills. The suspect then...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Woman Shot Multiple Times in Great Mills

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Woman Shot Multiple Times in Great Mills

On Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at approximately 11:05 p.m., police and emergency medical personnel responded to the area the 45000 block of Buck Hewitt Road and Victoria Circle in Great Mills, for the reported gunshot victim. A short time after dispatch, an additional ambulance was requested to respond for a second gunshot victim. Crews arrived on the scene to find a male victim with minor injuries and what was described as a graze wound, and one female with gunshot...
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Alzheimer’s Association 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Southern Maryland Shifts to Walk From Home

Participants registered for the Walk at Asbury Solomons are invited to walk from home as COVID-19 and Delta variant surge
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Officers Recover Stolen Firearm after Suspect Flees during Attempted Traffic Stop 

Officers Recover Stolen Firearm after Suspect Flees during Attempted Traffic Stop 

On September 14 at 1:30 a.m., a patrol officer was in the area of Smallwood Drive at St. Charles Parkway when a computer check alerted him that the registration plate on a Nissan sedan that was being operated in front of him did not belong on that car and was actually registered to a Kia. The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the driver accelerated and fled. The driver continued fleeing and subsequently struck several curbs bringing...
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Officers Recover Loaded Firearm After Responding to Dispute at Waldorf Burchmart

Officers Recover Loaded Firearm After Responding to Dispute at Waldorf Burchmart

On Saturday, September 11, 2021, at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers responded to the parking lot of the Burchmart located at 10195 Berry Road in Waldorf, for the report of two armed suspects with firearms, threatening to shoot each other. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a group of people outside the business yelling and screaming, officers gave verbal commands for every subject to get on the ground, which all subjects complied. Officers were able to quickly de-escalate...
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Police in Charles County Make Four Arrests and Recover Handgun in Stolen Vehicle After High Speed Chase

Police in Charles County Make Four Arrests and Recover Handgun in Stolen Vehicle After High Speed Chase

On Monday, September 13, 2021, at approximately 12:35 a.m., an officer operating a marked Police Cruiser in the area of Crain Highway and Heritage Green Parkway activated his emergency equipment an attempted to pull over a Hyundai passenger vehicle for traffic violations. The officer initiated a traffic stop, but the driver refused to pull over and fled north on Crain Highway where the suspects reached speeds of over 120 mph before additional units successfully deployed stop sticks. Officers subsequently...
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VIDEO: Youth Gun Violence Task Force in St. Mary’s County Seizes 19 Firearms this Summer

VIDEO: Youth Gun Violence Task Force in St. Mary’s County Seizes 19 Firearms this Summer

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Youth Gun Violence Task Force recently completed its three-month-long mission, executing more than 100 warrants, affecting dozens of arrests and seizing numerous illegal firearms from perpetrators. The Youth Gun Violence Task Force continued efforts this summer that originally began in July 2020. Since June of this year, the reformed task force executed 105 search warrants, made 65 arrests and seized 19 guns in its work in St. Mary’s County. The task force’s mission...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Motorcycle Accident in Hollywood That Killed 52-Year-Old Lusby Man

UPDATE: Police Investigating Motorcycle Accident in Hollywood That Killed 52-Year-Old Lusby Man

UPDATE: On Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 at 6:45 pm, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the report of a single motor-vehicle crash in the area of Hollywood Road and Tin Top Hill Lane in Hollywood. Upon arrival, deputies found a single motorcycle had left the roadway. The male rider was located near the crashed motorcycle and CPR was in progress. The driver was pronounced deceased on the scene by EMS personnel a short time later. The St....
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VIDEO: Monster Truckz Extreme Tour Coming to Potomac Speedway October 22 to October 24, 2021!

VIDEO: Monster Truckz Extreme Tour Coming to Potomac Speedway October 22 to October 24, 2021!

RAIN OR SHINE! Official Monster Truckz Extreme Tour announced they are coming to St. Mary’s County! “The Most Insane Show on Earth, prepare to have your mind blown away. We have the biggest, maddest and wildest event you will ever witness. This adrenaline filled show features the most massive Monster Truckz destroying cars, flying over mind boggling jump pushing drivers and trucks to the brink of destruction. The Nitro Motocross Team will amaze and astonish as the soar 80...
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Police Investigating Murder of 25-Year-Old Man on Ell Lane in Waldorf

Police Investigating Murder of 25-Year-Old Man on Ell Lane in Waldorf

On September 10, 2021, at approximately 11:50 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 12100 block of Ell Lane in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located Arick Jordan Jackson, 25, of Washington, D.C., outside of the apartment building with a gunshot wound; he was pronounced deceased on the scene. The victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore where an autopsy will be performed. Investigators...
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Police Investigating Homicide in Nanjemoy, Victim Identified as 32-Year-Old Waldorf Man

Police Investigating Homicide in Nanjemoy, Victim Identified as 32-Year-Old Waldorf Man

On Monday, September 6, 2021, at 7:02 p.m., officers responded to a wooded area in the 7900 block of Gilroy Road in Nanjemoy for what appeared to be an unconscious male. Upon arrival, officers discovered the male was deceased. On Thursday, September 9, 2021, an autopsy was performed and the manner of death was ruled a homicide. The victim was positively identified as Shaquone Anthony Johnson, 32, of Waldorf. Detectives have been working on leads and the investigation is...
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Charles County Government Extends Mask Requirement

Charles County Government Extends Mask Requirement

On Friday, September 10, 2021, the Board of Commissioners extended Resolution 2021-12 due to the continued impact from COVID-19 in Charles County.  This resolution requires that the indoor public mask mandate continue for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Commissioners received briefings to gather data and other relevant information from Charles County’s Health Officer Dr. Dianna E. Abney and other partnership agencies. All residents and visitors over the age of five are required to wear masks in all indoor public...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Missing Lexington Park Teen That is Possibly Armed with Shotgun

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Missing Lexington Park Teen That is Possibly Armed with Shotgun

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Malachi Alexander Steele, age 19 of Lexington Park. Steele is a black male, 5’8” and weighs 156 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Steele is possibly in possession of a firearm and the circumstances are still under investigation. Anyone with information on...
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Attempted Armed Robbery on Poplar Lane in Lexington Park Under Investigation

Attempted Armed Robbery on Poplar Lane in Lexington Park Under Investigation

On Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at 5:07 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 45500 block of Poplar Lane in Lexington Park for the reported attempted robbery. The victim advised deputies an unknown male approached him at his residence with his face concealed. The victim advised the suspect was...
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UPDATE: Avery Leslie Stokes Sentenced to 10 years in Prison After Killing Hitchhiker in Mechanicsville

UPDATE: Avery Leslie Stokes Sentenced to 10 years in Prison After Killing Hitchhiker in Mechanicsville

9/17/2021: Avery Leslie Stokes, 20, of Indian Head, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on September 10, 2021. Judge Joe Stanalonis sentenced Stokes and he was given credit for the 393 days he had served prior to the sentencing. 8/16/2021: Avery Leslie Stokes, 20, of Indian Head, was found guilty of Negligent Vehicular...
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Trooper John Engleman Named as the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month

Trooper John Engleman Named as the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month

Please join us as we congratulate Trooper John Engleman as the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Months for May, June & July 2021. Tpr. Engleman continues to demonstrate a high level of motivation, dedication, and professionalism in his job as a Trooper. He is consistently conscientious in the performance of his...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New K9 Zeus!

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New K9 Zeus!

Meet the newest member of our ‘Paw Patrol’/K9 Unit 🐾 Calvert Counties Canine Unit’s newest member is Zeus, an 11 month old Dutch Shepherd. DFC Dru Crum, a member of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit and Special Operations Team was chosen to be Zeus’s handler. The pair have been training together for...
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Prince George’s Community College Forgives $2.87 Million in Debt for Students Enrolled during COVID-19 Pandemic

Prince George’s Community College Forgives $2.87 Million in Debt for Students Enrolled during COVID-19 Pandemic

Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) announced that it will forgive more than $2.87 million in outstanding account eligible balances from the 2020-2021 academic year for students enrolled during the COVID-19 pandemic impact period. Debt relief from the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund will assist approximately 3,893 credit and continuing education students at...
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UPDATE: Police Make Three Arrests for the Murder of 8-Year-Old After Drive-by Shooting in Landover

UPDATE: Police Make Three Arrests for the Murder of 8-Year-Old After Drive-by Shooting in Landover

UPDATE 9/16/2021: The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit has charged an arrested three suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of an 8-year-old in August. They are 21-year-old Desmond Nkwocha of the 9800 block of Good Luck Road, 23-year-old Mark Nkwocha also of the 9800 block of Good Luck Road and 23-year-old...
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Southern Maryland Holiday Farm Guide 2021 Edition – Now Accepting Listings!

Southern Maryland Holiday Farm Guide 2021 Edition – Now Accepting Listings!

The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC), a division of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, is now accepting listings for the 2021 edition of the ‘Holiday Farm Guide’. SMADC’s Holiday Farm Guide connects consumers with regional farms and producers, as well as stores and restaurants that offer Southern Maryland grown and produced farm products and services during...
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REMINDER! The 97th Annual Charles County Fair Starts Thursday, September 16, 2021

REMINDER! The 97th Annual Charles County Fair Starts Thursday, September 16, 2021

The 97th Annual Charles County Fair kicks off Thursday, September 16! Please review the traffic pattern, and consider parking at the courthouse and riding the free shuttle to avoid traffic delays on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We are looking forward to another great year at the fair! All traffic for the fair will move...
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VIDEO: Maryland Police Officers Effectively Deploy BolaWrap to Help Safely End Encounter

VIDEO: Maryland Police Officers Effectively Deploy BolaWrap to Help Safely End Encounter

On June 13, 2021, Bladensburg Police Department responded to a call from a mentally ill subject claiming that 12 people had broken into his home. Upon arrival, officers found that the subject’s claim was untrue, and his mother told the responding officers that the subject was having a psychiatric episode. The officers decided to...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Announce Winners of 2021 Photo Contest

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Announce Winners of 2021 Photo Contest

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the winners of the 2021 Natural Resources Photo Contest, with the grand prize going to Nathaniel Peck of Flintstone for his dramatically captured photo of nature in action, “A Raven Having Breakfast.” This year’s grand prize package includes $500, a Maryland State Parks Passport, a subscription to Maryland Natural...
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Lexington Park Motorcyclist Charged with Multiple Citations After Runing From Police in Lusby

Lexington Park Motorcyclist Charged with Multiple Citations After Runing From Police in Lusby

On September 11, 2021, Deputy Grierson of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office observed a black sports bike travelling northbound on Solomons Island Road in Lusby, at a high rate of speed. Deputy Grierson attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the street bike near the intersection of White Sands in Lusby, with emergency lights...
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Calvert Hospice Board of Directors Appoints Executive Director

Calvert Hospice Board of Directors Appoints Executive Director

The Calvert Hospice Board of Directors is pleased to announce Sarah Simmons, MSN, CHPN, RN as the new Executive Director for Calvert Hospice. Sarah has served as the Interim Executive Director since April and accepted a permanent position with Calvert Hospice on September 1. “I’ve been privileged to work alongside our exceptional team for...
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Detectives Obtain Arrest Warrant in Assault / Shooting Case in Waldorf

Detectives Obtain Arrest Warrant in Assault / Shooting Case in Waldorf

On Friday, September 10, 2021, at 3:09 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Jefferson Road in Waldorf for the report of a shooting involving people who were known to each other. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male with an injury from a gunshot, which was not life-threatening. He was transported to...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Announces Retirement of K9 Maximus

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Announces Retirement of K9 Maximus

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is honoring one of our own – K9 Maximus, for his six years of service to our agency and to the citizens of Calvert County. He began his career with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office in October of 2015 and shortly after, successfully graduated from Narcotic Detection School in...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Attempted Arson of Occupied Trailer in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

State Fire Marshal Investigating Attempted Arson of Occupied Trailer in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

On Sunday, September 12, 2021, at approximately 4:00 a.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, Ridge, Hollywood, and Valley Lee responded to the 45000 block of Langley Park Way in Lexington Park, for the reported structure on fire. Engine 32 arrived on the scene with four personnel and found the fire was extinguished...
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Wanted Man Who Attempted to Hit Anne Arundel County Police Officer and Fatally Injured Passenger Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter and Assault

Wanted Man Who Attempted to Hit Anne Arundel County Police Officer and Fatally Injured Passenger Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter and Assault

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced that David Bogdanowicz, 53, of Annapolis pled guilty to one count of first degree assault on Anne Arundel County Detective Kenneth Edmonds, one count of manslaughter in the death of his passenger, Jennifer Patterson, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The state is seeking...
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