One Injured After Vehicle Strikes Utility Pole and NAS Webster Field Security Fence

One Injured After Vehicle Strikes Utility Pole and NAS Webster Field Security Fence

On Monday, November 29, 2021, at approximately 11:20 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Gum Landing Road and Beachville Road in St. Inigoes, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. 911 callers reported that a vehicle had went through the security fence that surrounds the NAS Webster Field Annex. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway into a utility pole and resting against the security fence. Firefighters from...
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VIDEO: Police Arrest Two Juveniles and Recover Stolen Vehicle in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Police Arrest Two Juveniles and Recover Stolen Vehicle in Lexington Park

On Sunday, November 28, 2021, at approximately 6:45 p.m., police responded to the Great Mills Quik Stop located at 21265 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported vehicle theft. The 911 caller reported she left her vehicle running outside of the Quik Stop and came out of the store to find the vehicle missing. The vehicle was reported as a white 2004 Honda Accord with temporary Texas paper registration. At approximately 8:00 p.m., a friend of the...
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Wanted North Carolina Man Arrested After Traffic Stop in Hollywood, Police Recover Loaded Handgun

Wanted North Carolina Man Arrested After Traffic Stop in Hollywood, Police Recover Loaded Handgun

On Sunday, November 28, 2021, Trooper First Class M. Posch conducted a traffic stop on Three Notch Road at Airport View Drive in Hollywood. A check of the driver, identified as Isaiah Thomas Shields, 21 of Greensboro, NC, revealed that he was wanted through Washington County, MD for failure to appear, as well as Adams County, PA. Shields was placed under arrest and a search incident to arrest revealed a loaded handgun and CDS Marijuana less than 10 Grams....
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Firefighters Responding to Smoke Investigation Find Large Outside Fire in Hollywood, No Injuries Reported

Firefighters Responding to Smoke Investigation Find Large Outside Fire in Hollywood, No Injuries Reported

On Monday, November 29, 2021, at approximately 11:15 a.m., firefighters from Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department were alerted to the area of Three Notch Road and Ricky Drive in Hollywood, for the smoke investigation. Engine 73 responded with 4 volunteers and arrived in the area a short time later to find a large brush fire along a hill side. Engine 73 quickly deployed an attack line to protect a house and requested additional resources to the scene, which brought over...
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PLEASE SHARE: Family of Murder Victims Asks for Your Help in Raising Money for Funerals of Mother & Daughter

PLEASE SHARE: Family of Murder Victims Asks for Your Help in Raising Money for Funerals of Mother & Daughter

SMNEWSNET.COM is asking our readers to help raise the funds needed to pay for the funerals of Martina Lynn Patterson, and her daughter, Lyneasha Justice Greenwell. Martina had just celebrated her 37th birthday, and her daughter was about to celebrate her 7th birthday in December. On November 24, the day before Thanksgiving, Martina and Lyneasha’s bodies were located a short distance from their home, they were murdered by Martina’s boyfriend. At this time, the family trying to raise the...
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Police Investigating 18-Year-Old Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Lusby

Police Investigating 18-Year-Old Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Lusby

On Friday, November 26, 2021, at approximately 3:35 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Barreda Blvd. and Chestnut Drive in Lusby, for the reported motor vehicle collision with entrapment. An off-duty firefighter called 911 and reported a single vehicle off the roadway into a tree, and requested a helicopter and the Shock trauma GO-TEAM from the University of Maryland Medical Center. Preliminary investigation revealed, a 2008 Toyota Camry was travelling north on Barreda Blvd...
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UPDATE: Police Arrest Man Who They Say Murdered a Lexington Park Woman and Her Six-Year-Old Daughter

UPDATE 11/25/2021 @7:50 P.M.: Wayne Carroll Key Jr., age 42 of Great Mills, is in police custody. UPDATE 11/25/2021 @2:00 p.m.: The victims of the double homicide have been identified as Thirty seven-year-old Martina Lynn Patterson, and her six-year-old daughter, Lyneasha Justice Greenwell, both of Lexington Park. A warrant has been issued for Wayne Carroll Key Jr., age 42 of Great Mills, for the following charges: Murder First Degree (two counts) Murder Second Degree (two counts) Assault First Degree...
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Police Searching for Man Wanted for Attempted Second-Degree Murder and First-Degree Assault in La Plata

Police Searching for Man Wanted for Attempted Second-Degree Murder and First-Degree Assault in La Plata

On Sunday, November 21, 2021, at 5:53 a.m., officers responded to the 9500 block of Crain Highway in La Plata for the report of an assault in progress. When officers arrived, they found the victim with severe injuries. He was transported to a hospital where he was treated. The suspect had already fled. A preliminary investigation revealed the suspect walked into a building and started punching the victim multiple times. During the assault, the suspect repeatedly said he was...
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Temple Hills Man Indicted for Murder of 33-Year-Old Woman Killed at her Waldorf Apartment

Temple Hills Man Indicted for Murder of 33-Year-Old Woman Killed at her Waldorf Apartment

UPDATE: Detectives Continued Efforts in Homicide Case Lead to Identity and Indictment of Suspect: On October 25, 2020, at approximately 2:56 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 12300 block of Glenview Place in Waldorf after receiving a call for the report of a death. When officers arrived, they located the victim, Latoya Hicks, 33, of Waldorf, near the entrance of her apartment with a gunshot wound. She was pronounced deceased. A toddler who was...
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UPDATE: 51-Year-Old Waldorf Man Succumbs to Injuries After Motor Vehicle Crash on St. Charles Parkway

UPDATE: 51-Year-Old Waldorf Man Succumbs to Injuries After Motor Vehicle Crash on St. Charles Parkway

UPDATE: On November 21, 2021, at 3:37 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection of St. Charles Parkway and St. Ignatius Drive for the report of a motor vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a vehicle was making a left turn from St. Ignatius Drive onto St. Charles Parkway when he failed to negotiate the turn, went across the median, and struck a tree. The driver, Jeffrey Morgan Hedrick, 51, of...
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UPDATE: Woman and 13-Year-Old Boy Flown to Area Trauma Centers After Being Struck by Vehicle in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Woman and 13-Year-Old Boy Flown to Area Trauma Centers After Being Struck by Vehicle in Lexington Park

UPDATE: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a motor vehicle collision with two pedestrians in Lexington Park that resulted in injuries. On Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 at 5:35 pm, Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision in the area of Great Mills Road and Darcy Lane involving two pedestrians. Deputies arrived on scene and observed two vehicles in the roadway and two pedestrians lying in the roadway with obvious injuries. Due to the...
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One Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision Involving School Bus in Lexington Park

One Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision Involving School Bus in Lexington Park

On Monday, November 22, 2021, at approximately 2:15 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Hermanville Road and Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries involving a school bus. Crews arrived on the scene to find Bus 646 in the roadway with one vehicle off the roadway. The single occupant of the black sedan was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Emergency medical personnel stood by on the scene...
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Expanded Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccine Booster in St. Mary’s County

Expanded Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccine Booster in St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has updated the eligibility criteria for local COVID-19 vaccine booster clinics in accordance with updated authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  All individuals 18 years of age and older are now eligible for a booster dose after completion of primary vaccination with any FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine. The following populations are now eligible to schedule an additional/booster COVID-19 vaccine dose through SMCHD: Individuals with compromised immune systems (Pfizer or Moderna recipients): 3rd dose,...
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Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Regrets to Announce Passing of Chief Mike Cahall

Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Regrets to Announce Passing of Chief Mike Cahall

“It is with our deepest regret to announce the sudden passing of our beloved Chief, Mike Cahall. Additional details will follow as they become available. We ask that you respect the privacy of the family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with Shawn and all who knew and loved Mike.” Updates and details will be provided when they become available.
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Waldorf Man Charged with Armed Carjacking While on Electronic Monitoring for Previous Carjacking and Rape

Waldorf Man Charged with Armed Carjacking While on Electronic Monitoring for Previous Carjacking and Rape

On October 8, 2021, a male suspect, later identified as Erion Vann Burton, 20, of Waldorf, arranged to meet a male victim after conversing with them through a social media app. After they met at Holly Station Drive and Eden Woods Drive, Burton told the victim to drive down Abberly Place to find a quiet place to park and talk. The victim drove to the end of the road, backed his car into a parking spot and Burton pulled...
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Maryland State Police Warns Motorists of Dangers of Leaving Vehicles Running Unattended

Maryland State Police Warns Motorists of Dangers of Leaving Vehicles Running Unattended

As the temperature begins to decrease, the chances of your vehicle being stolen increases, if you do not take the proper precautions, a case from over the weekend in Harford County highlights. Shortly before 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, a trooper from the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack attempted to conduct a traffic stop...
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Brandywine Construction Worker Wins $100,000 After Scratch-Off Purchase in Waldorf

Brandywine Construction Worker Wins $100,000 After Scratch-Off Purchase in Waldorf

With a little bit of Lottery luck, a Prince George’s County construction worker saw his payday get a whole lot bigger. Brandywine resident Jemmelle Murphy won a $100,000 top prize playing the Lottery’s $100,000 Lucky game. His Lottery win came while visiting an area store to cash his paycheck. The 33-year-old then purchased a...
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Noise Advisory – FCLP Training Flights Scheduled Nov. 30-Dec. 10, 2021

Noise Advisory – FCLP Training Flights Scheduled Nov. 30-Dec. 10, 2021

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place Tuesday, Nov. 30 to Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Pilots at NAS PAX will be conducting Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLPs). FCLPs are simulated carrier landings conducted to prepare the pilot to...
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Michael Sheldon Cahall, 62

Michael Sheldon Cahall, 62

Michael Sheldon Cahall, 62, of Lexington Park, MD, formerly of Annapolis, MD, passed away on November 18, 2021 in Koh Samui, Thailand. He was born on Christmas Eve, 1958 to the late Richard Sewell Cahall and Mary Lorna Borsodi Cahall at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD. He grew up in Beltsville...
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Walk-up COVID-19 Testing Site to Open Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Dunkirk District Park

Walk-up COVID-19 Testing Site to Open Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Dunkirk District Park

A new COVID-19 testing site will open at Dunkirk District Park, located at 10750 Southern Maryland Blvd. in Dunkirk, beginning Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. The testing site is independently operated by First Call Medical Center and will provide same-day, walk-up COVID-19 rapid, PCR and antigen testing in Calvert County. Testing will be available at...
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District Heights Woman Sentenced to 9-Years After Causing Serious Crash While Driving Impaired with Her 2-Year-Old Daughter in the Vehicle

District Heights Woman Sentenced to 9-Years After Causing Serious Crash While Driving Impaired with Her 2-Year-Old Daughter in the Vehicle

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced today that Kanicsha Leona Johnson, 35, of District Heights was sentenced to nine years of active incarceration and five years of supervised probation for two counts of causing life threatening injuries while under the influence of alcohol for injuring Andrew Oles and his wife, Amanda...
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Calvert County’s Safe Nights Program to Open Sunday, December 19; Registration Begins Friday, December 3

Calvert County’s Safe Nights Program to Open Sunday, December 19; Registration Begins Friday, December 3

Calvert County’s annual Safe Nights program providing winter shelter for people without housing will run Dec. 19, 2021 through Feb. 27, 2022. Safe Nights provides winter protection for Calvert County’s homeless population by offering shelter in a clean and safe environment. Host shelters will provide a warm bed and breakfast, a bag of lunch...
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Police Make Arrest After a Triple Shooting and Murder of 18-Year-Old That Occurred in 2020

Police Make Arrest After a Triple Shooting and Murder of 18-Year-Old That Occurred in 2020

The Homicide Unit identified and arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting in District Heights in May of 2020. The suspect is 25-year-old Javon Hines of no fixed address. He’s charged in connection with the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Deniro Monts of District Heights. On May 17, 2020, at approximately 4:00 p.m.,...
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Police Seeking Identities of Two Counterfeit Suspects in California

Police Seeking Identities of Two Counterfeit Suspects in California

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the two suspects pictured in a counterfeit money investigation. On Friday, November 13, 2021 between 3:20 p.m., and 3:31 p.m., the suspects purchased inexpensive items with three counterfeit $100 bills at the California Walmart store and received genuine cash as change. Anyone with...
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Police Investigating Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Capitol Heights

Police Investigating Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Capitol Heights

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Capitol Heights on early Sunday morning. The victims are 28-year-old Tijuan Shaw of District Heights and 25-year-old Devon Cook also of District Heights. On Sunday, November 28. 2021, at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers responded to the 1400 block of Ritchie Road for...
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Governor Hogan Statement on COVID-19 Omicron Variant

Governor Hogan Statement on COVID-19 Omicron Variant

Governor Larry Hogan issued the following statement: “This morning, I received a briefing from the state’s COVID-19 Response Team regarding the new variant of concern identified by global health officials. We are closely monitoring the situation, and we will provide further public health updates to Marylanders as more information becomes available. “While there is...
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St. Mary’s County – Wanted for Escape – Callie Anne Whitney

St. Mary’s County – Wanted for Escape – Callie Anne Whitney

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Callie Anne Whitney, age 22 of Lexington Park. Whitney is wanted for escape for violating the terms and conditions of her release to a treatment facility in Anne Arundel County. Whitney is a black female, 5’6” and weighs 130 pounds with brown eyes...
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St. Mary’s County Police Maximum Deployment 2021 Now in Effect

St. Mary’s County Police Maximum Deployment 2021 Now in Effect

Captain David Yingling addresses St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Maryland State Police Troopers at the California Walmart on Friday as Maximum Deployment begins. For the 10th year in a row, Maximum Deployment is underway today as the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police employ high visibility patrols and increased...
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Funeral Services for Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Chief Michael Cahall

Funeral Services for Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Chief Michael Cahall

The funeral service for Chief Michael Cahall will be held at the Bay District Fire Department (BDVFD) on Friday, December 3, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.; the family will be receiving guests from 12:00 p.m., to 1:00 p.m. A funeral procession to Charles Memorial Gardens, in Leonardtown, will follow for the committal and burial. Following...
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Calvert County Department of Public Safety / Emergency Management to Test Alert and Notification System Sirens on Monday, December 6, 2021

Calvert County Department of Public Safety / Emergency Management to Test Alert and Notification System Sirens on Monday, December 6, 2021

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management, will conduct a full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout Calvert, St. Mary’s and Dorchester counties Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, at noon. The full-cycle test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power...
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Notice of Public Hearing: Amend Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance for Agricultural Alcoholic Beverage Production, Alcohol Beverage Production, Delete Current Uses of Distillery, Winery and Farm Brewery

Notice of Public Hearing: Amend Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance for Agricultural Alcoholic Beverage Production, Alcohol Beverage Production, Delete Current Uses of Distillery, Winery and Farm Brewery

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County will hold a Public Hearing Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.,in the Chesapeake Building located at 41770 Baldridge Street in Leonardtown, to consider public input on a proposed ordinance to allow agricultural alcoholic beverage production and alcoholic beverage production. The proposed ordinance...
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Two MS-13 Leaders Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy and Conspiring to Commit Multiple Murders

Two MS-13 Leaders Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy and Conspiring to Commit Multiple Murders

A federal jury convicted El Salvadorian nationals Junior Noe Alvarado-Requeno, a/k/a “Insolente” and “Trankilo,” age 24, of Landover, Maryland, and Miguel Angel Corea Diaz, a/k/a “Reaper,” age 41, of Long Branch, New Jersey yesterday for conspiring to participate in La Mara Salvatrucha, a transnational criminal enterprise also known as MS-13. Alvarado-Requeno was also convicted...
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