Two Transported to Hospital and Two Flown Out After Head-on Collision on Brandywine Road at Charles/Prince George’s County Line

Two Transported to Hospital and Two Flown Out After Head-on Collision on Brandywine Road at Charles/Prince George’s County Line

On Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at approximately 6:18 p.m., firefighters from Hughesville Volunteers Fire & Rescue Squad were alerted to Brandywine Road in the area of the Prince George’s County Line, for a motor vehicle collision with injuries. Hughesville Rescue Squad 2, Chief 2 and Paramedic Ambulance 28 responded, and while responding to the scene, Dispatchers advised Prince George’s County fire and rescue personnel were dispatched to the same collision that was reported serious with multiple victims trapped. Firefighters...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Locate Lexington Park Sex Offender Who Made Multiple Threats of Mass Violence

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Locate Lexington Park Sex Offender Who Made Multiple Threats of Mass Violence

UPDATE 5/25/2022: Officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office located Earl Benjamin Washington, Jr., 46, in St. Mary’s County today. Emergency medical personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Town Creek Drive in California, for the reported male suspect being unresponsive and vomiting blood. As medical personnel were responding to the scene, the suspect was reportedly having a seizure. The suspect was transported by ambulance to the MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Charles County Sheriff’s Office released...
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19-Year-Old Arrested for Illegal Possession of a Firearm in Lexington Park

19-Year-Old Arrested for Illegal Possession of a Firearm in Lexington Park

On May 23, 2022, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office observed Trevan Desales Gant, age 19 of no fixed address, enter a vehicle in the 21300 block of Jettison Drive in Lexington Park. Gant had several outstanding violation of probation warrants for assault second degree and illegal possession of ammunition. A vehicle stop was conducted, and Gant was taken into custody. While in custody, it was determined Gant possibly had possession of a firearm. Gant is a...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Lexington Park Man for 2021 Shooting

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Lexington Park Man for 2021 Shooting

UPDATE 5/24/2022: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office remains vigilant in investigating gun violence crimes and continues to work and follow leads on all cases. On May 19, 2022, Tavaz Kelvon Somerville, age 24 of Lexington Park, was arrested in connection with this incident from 2021 and charged with the following: Firearm Use/Felony-Violent Crime Regulated Firearm-Illegal Possession Firearm Possession with Felony Conviction Reckless Endangerment Assault First Degree Somerville remains incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center...
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One Flown to Trauma Center After Single Vehicle Strikes Utility Pole, Tree, and Boat in Mechanicsville

One Flown to Trauma Center After Single Vehicle Strikes Utility Pole, Tree, and Boat in Mechanicsville

On Monday, May 23, 2022, at approximately 3:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 27130 South Sandgates Road in Mechanicsville, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into a tree and boat with the operator trapped. As firefighters were attempting to extricate and remove the trapped occupant, the patient became combative. Members of the St. Mary’s Sheriff’s...
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Governor Hogan Calls on Comptroller Franchot to Minimize Impact of Scheduled Summer Gas Tax Increase

Governor Hogan Calls on Comptroller Franchot to Minimize Impact of Scheduled Summer Gas Tax Increase

Ahead of the summer travel season, Governor Larry Hogan called on Comptroller Peter Franchot to immediately take steps to halt or minimize the impact of the legislative gas tax increase that his office is scheduled to announce in the coming days. Under legislation passed by the General Assembly in 2013, the Comptroller announces gas tax increases on or before June 1 of each year that are set to take effect on July 1. The tax increase is calculated by...
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Police Arrest Waldorf Man for Armed Robbery of a Citizen

Police Arrest Waldorf Man for Armed Robbery of a Citizen

On May 18, 2022, at 11:40 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Post Office Road near Henry Ford Circle for the report of a citizen robbery. A preliminary investigation showed the victim was walking home from work when he was approached by a male who displayed a handgun and demanded money. The victim complied and gave the suspect his wallet. The suspect removed the money, struck the victim knocking him to the...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Vehicle Fire in La Plata

State Fire Marshal Investigating Vehicle Fire in La Plata

On Saturday, May 21, 2022, at approximately 11:45 a.m., firefighters from Charles County responded to 6310 Hawkins Gate Road in La Plata, for the reported vehicle on fire threatening a structure. Crews arrived on the scene and found a vehicle fully engulfed in flames with extensions into the structure. Firefighters extinguished the fire in under 30 minutes. No injuries were reported. Deputies from the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal responded to investigate the cause of the fire....
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Police Make Arrest After Armed Robbery of Citizen at La Plata Walmart

Police Make Arrest After Armed Robbery of Citizen at La Plata Walmart

On Saturday, May 21, 2022, at approximately 11:38 p.m., officers responded to the area of 40 Drury Drive, Walmart, for the report of a citizen armed robbery. Investigation found the suspect approached the victim and produced a knife. The suspect demanded the victim’s ring. The victim complied and the suspect left the area. While investigating the incident officers observed an individual matching the suspect’s description returning to the area. The individual was found to be wearing the victim’s ring...
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Patuxent Habitat for Humanity and Warrior 5K Fun Run/Walk to be held on June 4, 2022 at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity and Warrior 5K Fun Run/Walk to be held on June 4, 2022 at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity and the Warrior 5K Fun Run/Walk is being held June 4th at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport. We would like to invite everyone to participate in our 5K fundraiser endeavor this year, it is more important than ever to help support our missions. Our Veteran Critical Repair Program has helped over 100 veterans and their families with critical home repairs.  Our veterans and their families have received repairs that have allow them to stay...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Man Killed After Tree Falls Onto Vehicle in Huntingtown

Maryland State Police Investigating Man Killed After Tree Falls Onto Vehicle in Huntingtown

UPDATE: Troopers from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrick responded and are investigating the incident. Preliminary investigation determined a subject was cutting a tree down in the 2400 block of Smokey Road, when the tree fell onto the occupied vehicle, trapping and killing the victim inside the vehicle. The victim is identified as a 45-year-old male. His identity will be released at a later time. Updates will be provided when they become available. 5/22/2022: On Sunday, May 22,...
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AUDIO: Police Investigating Shooting in White Plains, One Victim Flown to Trauma Center with Gunshot Wound

AUDIO: Police Investigating Shooting in White Plains, One Victim Flown to Trauma Center with Gunshot Wound

On Saturday, May 21, 2022, at approximately 4:25 p.m., police responded to the area of 3695 Prince Edward Drive in White Plains, for multiple 911 callers reporting shots fired. Dispatchers advised to all responding units, multiple 911 callers reported 10 to 20 shots were fired and advised one subject was possibly shot. Police arrived on the scene and located a victim and reported he was “shot in the butt.” Fire and rescue personnel continued to the scene and requested...
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VIDEO: One injured, One Arrested After Single Vehicle Rolls Over Multiple Times in St. Inigoes, Maryland State Police Investigating

VIDEO: One injured, One Arrested After Single Vehicle Rolls Over Multiple Times in St. Inigoes, Maryland State Police Investigating

On Saturday, May 21, 2022, at approximately 3:40 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 47818 Beachville Road in St. Inigoes, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one vehicle overturned. The 911 caller reported a single vehicle overturned multiple times and went into the NAS Webster Field security fence. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle had overturned multiple times and came to a rest off the roadway and into...
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Police Searching for Operator of Vehicle After Striking Two Pedestrians in Piney Point, One Victim Flown to Trauma Center

Police Searching for Operator of Vehicle After Striking Two Pedestrians in Piney Point, One Victim Flown to Trauma Center

Update: Additional photos added on 5/22/2022 5/21/2022: On Thursday, May 19, 2022, at approximately 4:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Piney Point Road and Thomas Road in Piney Point, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving multiple pedestrians. Crews arrived on the scene to find two victims in the roadway. One victim signed care refusal forms on the scene. The second victim was transported to an area trauma center by Maryland State Police...
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police Arrest Prince Frederick Man Wanted in Connection with a Shooting in Calvert County

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Arrest Prince Frederick Man Wanted in Connection with a Shooting in Calvert County

UPDATE 5/20/2022: The suspect, Adam Joseph Holland, 20, of Prince Frederick, Maryland, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, knowingly altering a firearm identification, using firearm in the commission of a violent crime, illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of a handgun, illegal possession of a loaded handgun, obstruction and hindering and altering physical evidence from a crime. Holland is being held without bond at the Calvert County Detention Center. According to...
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Lusby Woman Arrested After Stealing Two Pairs of Sunglasses from Vehicle

Lusby Woman Arrested After Stealing Two Pairs of Sunglasses from Vehicle

On May 21, 2022, shortly after 9:30 a.m., Deputy Murphy, of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 600 block of Gunsmoke Trail in Lusby, for an attempted burglary and theft. The complainant advised an unknown female suspect later identified as Mariah Mae Bergendahl, 27 of Lusby, attempted to enter...
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Charles County Public School Teams Place in 2022 Maryland State Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement Virtual Showcase

Charles County Public School Teams Place in 2022 Maryland State Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement Virtual Showcase

Charles County Public Schools teams recently competed in the 2022 Maryland State Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) Virtual Showcase on Saturday, May 7, 2022, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Teams from J.P. Ryon, Walter J. Mitchell and William A. Diggs elementary schools; Matthew Henson and Piccowaxen middle schools; and La...
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Maryland State Police College Park Barrack Partners with Prince George’s County Police to Conduct Distracted Driving and Occupant Protection Enforcement Initiative

Maryland State Police College Park Barrack Partners with Prince George’s County Police to Conduct Distracted Driving and Occupant Protection Enforcement Initiative

On Monday, the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack partnered with the Prince George’s County Police Department, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, Laurel Police Department, and Maryland Highway Safety Office to conduct a joint Distracted Driving and Occupant Protection Enforcement Initiative in Prince George’s County as part of the National kick off for Seat Belt...
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84 CSM Graduates Earn Recognition for Pursuing Health Care Careers

84 CSM Graduates Earn Recognition for Pursuing Health Care Careers

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students who have chosen to pursue careers in health care were celebrated Thursday, May 12 at the Health Career Readiness Recognition ceremony. Eighty-four students who completed programs to become Certified Nursing and Geriatric Nursing Assistants, Clinical Medical Assistants, Certified Dental Assistants, Phlebotomy Technicians, Veterinary Assistants, Nutrition Coaches, Medical Laboratory...
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Law Enforcement Conduct Distracted Driver/Occupant Protection Enforcement Throughout Calvert County

Law Enforcement Conduct Distracted Driver/Occupant Protection Enforcement Throughout Calvert County

On May 23, 2022, members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office along with officers from neighboring districts and Troopers from the Maryland State Police conducted a high intensity distracted driving and occupant protection detail on major roadways throughout the County. This targeted enforcement is in support of the Maryland Highway Safety Office program called...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspect/Information in Theft of Catalytic Converter in Owings

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspect/Information in Theft of Catalytic Converter in Owings

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a catalytic converter theft that occurred on Monday, May 9, 2022, in Owings, MD. Investigation revealed an unknown subject removed a catalytic converter from a Ford work van and damaged another in a removal attempt. The suspect is noticeably short, approximately between 5 feet and...
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St. Mary’s College Associate Professor Troy Townsend ’07 Recognized as Maryland Outstanding Young Scientist

St. Mary’s College Associate Professor Troy Townsend ’07 Recognized as Maryland Outstanding Young Scientist

Associate Professor of Chemistry Troy Townsend ’07 was named a 2022 Maryland Outstanding Young Scientist by the Maryland Academy of Sciences and the Maryland Science Center. Townsend was honored at a ceremony May 11 at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. In his acceptance speech, Townsend spoke of the inspiration and support...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Large Garage Fire in Mechanicsville, No Injuries Reported

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

On Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at approximately 8:45 p.m., firefighters from St. Mary’s and Charles County responded to the area of 26450 Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported structure on fire. Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department responded with 22 volunteers staffing Engine 73, Tanker 74, Truck 7, Rescue Squad 7, Chief 7, Chief...
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One Injured After Motor Vehicle Involving U.S. Postal Service Vehicle in Helen

One Injured After Motor Vehicle Involving U.S. Postal Service Vehicle in Helen

On Friday, May 20, 2022, at approximately 2:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 38612 Chaptico Road and Suttlers Post Lane in Helen, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway involved in a T-bone style collision...
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United States Flag and Maryland Flag Ordered at Half-Staff Due to Mass Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

United States Flag and Maryland Flag Ordered at Half-Staff Due to Mass Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on May 24, 2022, by a gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, President Joseph R. Biden ordered the United States Flag lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset, Saturday, May 28, 2022. As...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Possible Overdose at Maurice J. McDonough High School

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Possible Overdose at Maurice J. McDonough High School

On May 24, 2022, at 1:15 p.m., a student at Maurice J. McDonough High School consumed several pieces of candy knowing they were possibly tainted with an unknown substance intended to cause a high. The student became ill and was taken to a hospital by ambulance and treated. Parents are urged to talk with...
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Two Students to be Charged in Connection with Assaulting a School Administrator:

Two Students to be Charged in Connection with Assaulting a School Administrator:

On May 23, 2022, at 11:15 a.m., a school administrator at Thomas Stone High School was assaulted by two students while attempting to separate them from fighting. Additional staff were able to intervene and stopped the assault. The administrator was subsequently treated for injuries. The Charles County Sheriff’s Office school resource officer will be...
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Cargill Voluntarily Recalls 795, 8oz Boxes of Product Containing Jif Peanut Butter Due to the Potential for Salmonella Contamination

Cargill Voluntarily Recalls 795, 8oz Boxes of Product Containing Jif Peanut Butter Due to the Potential for Salmonella Contamination

Lititz, Pa.(May 23, 2022) – Cargill is voluntarily recalling select lots of Milk and Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Ritz® Crackers, Peanut Butter Meltaways, Peanut Butter Eggs and Fudge sold locally through the Wilbur Chocolate Retail Store in Lititz, Pa. and online at Wilburbuds.com. The products contain Jif® peanut butter that was recalled by the...
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Ford Recalls Over 39,000 SUV’s Due to Risk of Fire Even If Vehicle is Turned Off

Ford Recalls Over 39,000 SUV’s Due to Risk of Fire Even If Vehicle is Turned Off

Ford has recalled over 39,000 SUVs after 16 engine compartment fires. One injury, zero crashes have been reported. Of the 16 fires, 14 of the vehicles have been owned by rental companies. The recall covers certain 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles in the United States that were built between December 2020 and...
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Charles County CFC Allison Middleton Named 2021 Correctional Officer of the Year

Charles County CFC Allison Middleton Named 2021 Correctional Officer of the Year

Charles County Detention Center (CCDC) Director Brandon Foster, along with Sheriff Troy Berry and members of the CCSO and CCDC Command Staff, are proud to announce that Correctional Officer First Class Allison Middleton has been named the 2021 Correctional Officer of the Year. CFC Middleton was nominated for this recognition by her supervisor, Sergeant...
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Ryan Griffin to Open for Old Dominion at Calvert Marine Museum PNC Waterside Pavilion on Friday, June 10, 2022

Ryan Griffin to Open for Old Dominion at Calvert Marine Museum PNC Waterside Pavilion on Friday, June 10, 2022

Ryan Griffin, a hitmaker with a #1 song under his belt, will be joining Old Dominion at the Calvert Marine Museum’s PNC Waterside Pavilion on Friday, June 10 at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $39 – $89 (additional fees apply). Visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com for tickets. Ryan Griffin is poised for a Country...
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MedStar Health to Open Renovated Behavioral Health Unit in Prince George’s County

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MedStar Health is set to open a state-of-the-art behavioral health facility at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Prince George’s County after a ribbon cutting at the new unit with federal, state, and local representatives. The $7.6 million project is supported in part by federal and state funding aimed at addressing growing behavioral health...
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