Two Waldorf Men Arrested for Armed Robbery of Delivery Truck Driver

Two Waldorf Men Arrested for Armed Robbery of Delivery Truck Driver

On Thursday, April 4, 2019, at approximately 2:45 p.m., a delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint by two masked males in the 11800 block of Edmont Place in Waldorf. The males stole packages from the delivery truck and fled on foot. Officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office established a perimeter and K9 officer PFC Darin Behm and his K9 partner, Copper, a two-year-old bloodhound, responded and picked up a scent from the suspects, which took them through a...
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Suitland Man Arrested for Armed Robbery of Subway in Bryan’s Road

Suitland Man Arrested for Armed Robbery of Subway in Bryan’s Road

On April 9, 2019, at 9:30 p.m., a lone male suspect entered the Subway in Bryan’s Road, implied he had a gun and demanded money. The suspect stole money and fled on foot. An investigation revealed the suspect had previously committed two armed robberies at convenience stores in King George County, VA in March. King George detectives identified the suspect as Emanuel Ramone Mansfield, 35, of Suitland, and obtained an arrest warrant. Additionally, the suspect was linked to several...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Woman who Defecated on Convenience Store Floor Pleads Guilty to Destruction of Property

UPDATE: Lexington Park Woman who Defecated on Convenience Store Floor Pleads Guilty to Destruction of Property

UPDATE 4/18/2019: On Thursday, April 18, 2019, Raneisha Shantanrio Jones, 31, of Lexington Park, pleaded guilty to a destruction of property charge, after being caught on video defecating on the carpet in a convenience store in July of last year. Jones was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 58 days suspended. Jones was also placed on unsupervised probation for three years, and ordered to pay $410.00 in restitution. UPDATE 3/7/2019: Raneisha Shantanrio Jones, 31, of Lexington Park, was...
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UPDATE: Substitute Middle School Teacher Found Guilty of Child Sexual Abuse

UPDATE: Substitute Middle School Teacher Found Guilty of Child Sexual Abuse

UPDATE 4/17/2019: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, after five days of trial, a Charles County jury convicted Keith Allan Krikstan, 31 of Waldorf, of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. On January 11, 2018, a detective with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office met with the then 12-year-old victim, who stated that she had been in communication with Krikstan, her substitute teacher at John Hanson Middle School, through Snapchat, Facetime, and text...
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UPDATE: Ridge Man Pleads Guilty in Armed Robbery of Woman at ATM in Ridge

UPDATE: Ridge Man Pleads Guilty in Armed Robbery of Woman at ATM in Ridge

UPDATE 4/17/2019: On Friday, April 12, 2019, Victor John Lee Scottland, 30, of Ridge pleaded guilty to the armed robbery that occurred in December of 2018 at an ATM in Ridge. Scottland could face a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. A pre-sentence investigation has been ordered and details of Scottland’s sentence will be released when it becomes available. Scottland Remains in custody at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center. UPDATE 12/14/2018: On Wednesday, December 12,...
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Former Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Attempted First-Degree Murder After Ruthless Attack on Wife

Former Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Attempted First-Degree Murder After Ruthless Attack on Wife

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on April 15, 2019, Armando Quispe Rodriguez, 46 of Bryans Road, entered a guilty plea in Charles County Circuit Court, in front of the Honorable Judge Amy J. Bragunier, to the Attempted First-Degree Murder of Keyia Rodriguez. On March 23, 2018, officers responded to a residence in the 2500 block of Archway Lane in Bryans Road for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers made contact with defendant Rodriguez,...
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STS Bus Involved in Motor Vehicle Accident in Leonardtown

STS Bus Involved in Motor Vehicle Accident in Leonardtown

On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at approximately 12:35 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Budds Creek Road in Leonardtown, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find an STS Bus and a pick-up truck involved in a t-bone style collision. Firefighters on scene requested an additional ambulance to the scene. An unknown number of patients were evaluated on the scene. Two patients were transported to an...
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WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 4/16/2019

WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 4/16/2019

The following persons are wanted by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit is responsible for the service of criminal and child support warrants as well as criminal summonses issued by the courts. They are also responsible for coordinating extraditions of suspects out of state. If you have information concerning these cases, you should take no action, but instead, immediately contact the Calvert County Sheriff’s Department or your local law enforcement agency.    ...
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Motorists and Farmers Urged to Share the Road During Planting Season

Motorists and Farmers Urged to Share the Road During Planting Season

Spring is here and the planting season is underway throughout much of Maryland. That means motorists traveling Maryland highways and rural roads may find themselves sharing the road with the large, slow-moving farm equipment from one of Maryland’s 12,300 farms. Planting season usually extends from early April through May. “Farmers are legally allowed to operate farm equipment on public roadways and there are times when farm vehicles must operate on highways to move between farm and field,” said Agriculture...
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Two Flown to Trauma Center After Vehicle Strikes Pole in Lexington Park

Two Flown to Trauma Center After Vehicle Strikes Pole in Lexington Park

On Monday, April 15, 2019, at approximately 6:30 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Mattapany Road in the area of Kohut Way in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one vehicle overturned. Crews arrived on scene to find a Honda Civic on its side into a utility pole, with both occupants out of the vehicle. Two adult male patients were evaluated on the scene. Both patients were taken by Maryland State Police Helicopter...
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VIDEO: Maryland State Police Arrest Man Passed Out in Vehicle at Lexington Park McDonald’s

VIDEO: Maryland State Police Arrest Man Passed Out in Vehicle at Lexington Park McDonald’s

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, at approximately 10:15 a.m., Trooper First Class, C. Ditoto of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the St. Marys Square Shopping Center for the report of an unconscious male in a vehicle. Ditoto made contact with the driver of a Jeep Renegade that was parked in a handicapped parking space in the front of the McDonald’s. The driver was identified as Charles Vaselle Freeman, 35 of Lexington Park. An ambulance from the...
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VIDEO: Intoxicated Callaway Man Sits in Lawn Chair, Drinking Beers and Watching Camper Burn as Firefighters Arrive

VIDEO: Intoxicated Callaway Man Sits in Lawn Chair, Drinking Beers and Watching Camper Burn as Firefighters Arrive

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, at approximately 5:00 p.m., firefighters from Valley Lee, and Bay District responded to the area of the Callaway Post Office on Piney Point Road and Quiet Acre Lane in Callaway, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a camper fully engulfed on fire. When the Fire Department arrived, they located the owner sitting in a lawn chair drinking beer and watching the fire. He told firefighters he lit a candle...
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Two Good Samaritans Save Woman From Burning Car After Motor Vehicle Accident in Sunderland

Two Good Samaritans Save Woman From Burning Car After Motor Vehicle Accident in Sunderland

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, at approximately 7:30 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Maryland Route 260 and Jewell Road in Sunderland, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one vehicle on fire, and one person unconscious. Dispatch further advised one vehicle was on fire with the occupant unconscious and trapped. Crews arrived on scene to find a two-vehicle head-on style collision with one person unconscious, and one vehicle fully engulfed in flames....
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UPDATE: One Cast Member and Two Audience Members Injured During School Play at Patuxent High

UPDATE: One Cast Member and  Two Audience Members Injured During School Play at Patuxent High

UPDATE: During the performance of the Phantom of the Opera, at Patuxent High School, a rolling set piece with the student playing the Phantom inside of it was pushed down the aisle, tipped over, and fell on two audience members. Emergency services were called. The student playing the Phantom and two audience members were transported to the local hospital and have since been released. The set piece had been used in rehearsals since early March, and students were trained...
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Two Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident in California

Two Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident in California

On Friday, April 12. 2019, at approximately 4:15 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Old Rolling Road and Settlers Lane in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway in a head-on style collision. Emergency medical personnel requested two helicopters due to patient injuries. One patient was flown to an area trauma center by Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 with head injuries. Maryland...
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Governor Hogan Signs Important Crime and Public Safety Measures Into Law

Governor Hogan Signs Important Crime and Public Safety Measures Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan signed into law several important measures to improve public safety. These are among 195 bills the governor signed today alongside Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne Jones. “We are very proud to enact these critical public safety measures to continue to make our state safer,” said...
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Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Annual Bluegrass Festival Fundraiser

Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Annual Bluegrass Festival Fundraiser

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad will present its annual Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 11 am and the show starts at Noon. The event will be held inside, rain or shine. All proceeds from the day’s event will go toward the Hollywood Volunteer...
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St. Mary’s County Museum Division Announces Access Program for Low-Income Families

St. Mary’s County Museum Division Announces Access Program for  Low-Income Families

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division is pleased to announce that it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. The...
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Intoxicated Hughesville Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Solomons

Intoxicated Hughesville Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Solomons

On April 10, 2019, Deputy Sturdivant, of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Southern Branch Library located in Solomons for a check welfare. It was learned that the suspect had been drinking heavily and stated he fell and injured his face. An attempt to locate the subject was conducted in the...
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Board of Charles County Commissioners Recognize Volunteer Top Responders

Board of Charles County Commissioners Recognize Volunteer Top Responders

This past week was “National Volunteer Week” and to honor our volunteer fire and EMS members the Charles County Commissioners offered a proclamation and individual “certificates of appreciation” to our “top responders” for both fire and EMS. Pictured are the 1st Place Responders from each station receiving their certificates and the presentation of the...
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Calvert County, Md., Receives AAA Credit Ratings for Fourth Consecutive Year

Calvert County, Md., Receives AAA Credit Ratings for Fourth Consecutive Year

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) announces the county has, for the fourth consecutive year, received AAA credit ratings from three independent credit rating agencies. Fitch Ratings, Moody’s Investors Services and S&P Global Ratings assigned Calvert County their highest ratings due to the county’s strong economy, robust revenues and sound financial management....
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Maryland Striped Bass Trophy Season Set to Open April 20

Maryland Striped Bass Trophy Season Set to Open April 20

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the state’s trophy striped bass season will begin April 20 and last through May 15. Anglers may catch one striped bass per day, with a minimum size of 35 inches, in the Chesapeake Bay from Brewerton Channel to the Virginia state line.   Maryland is part of a...
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No Injuries Reported in School Bus Accident in Park Hall

No Injuries Reported in School Bus Accident in Park Hall

On Monday, April 15, 2019, at approximately 2:45 p.m., police and emergency personnel responded to Point Lookout Road and Park Hall Road, in Park Hall, for a motor vehicle accident involving a school bus. Police arrived on scene to find a Volkswagon was rear-ended by a school bus. There were no passengers on the...
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VIDEO: No Injuries and One Arrested for Drunk Driving After Single Vehicle Crash in California

VIDEO: No Injuries and One Arrested for Drunk Driving After Single Vehicle Crash in California

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, at approximately 1:20 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Chancellors Run Road, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and on the curb, with all occupants out of the...
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Firefighters Quickly Extinguish RV Fire in Mechanicsville

Firefighters Quickly Extinguish RV Fire in Mechanicsville

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, at approximately 9:05 p.m., firefighters from Hollywood and Mechanicsville responded to Fowler Industrial Park on Three Notch Road and Alexandria Way in Mechanicsville, for the reported commercial vehicle fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a motor home with fire showing from the engine compartment and interior. Firefighters extinguished...
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No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Rollover in Saint Mary’s City

No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Rollover in Saint Mary’s City

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, at approximately 1:20 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Eighteen Wheel Drive in Saint Mary’s City, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway, overturned and in a ditch with...
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Firefighters Respond to Kitchen Fire in Chaptico

Firefighters Respond to Kitchen Fire in Chaptico

On Saturday, April 13, 2019, at approximately 2:00 p.m., firefighters from Seventh District, Leonardtown, Hollywood Mechanicsville, and Charles County responded to 36029 Center Avenue in Chaptico, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a 1-story single family residence with smoke showing from all sides. Firefighters arrived on scene to find...
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No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Strikes Tree on Point Lookout Road

No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Strikes Tree on Point Lookout Road

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, at approximately 1:20 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Willows Road in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into a tree. The single occupant signed...
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State Police Aviation Crew out of Saint Mary’s County Rescues Patient From Cargo Ship In The Chesapeake Bay

State Police Aviation Crew out of Saint Mary’s County Rescues Patient From Cargo Ship In The Chesapeake Bay

On Friday, April 12, 2019, at approximately 12:45 p.m., personnel from the Maryland State Police Aviation Command (MSPAC) received a request from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department requesting a helicopter to assist them with the extraction of a medical patient from a cargo ship. Anne Arundel County Fire Department and the United States...
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VIDEO: Trailer Fire in Reported in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Trailer Fire in Reported in Lexington Park

On Friday, April 12. 2019, at approximately 3:05 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, and Valley Lee responded to 21459 Dana Court in Lexington Park, for the reported trailer on fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a single story trailer with heavy fire and smoke showing from the front of the...
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One Flown to Area Trauma Center After Rollover Crash in Leonardtown

One Flown to Area Trauma Center After Rollover Crash in Leonardtown

On Thursday, April 11, 2019, at approximately 3:25 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Pin Cushion Road and Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one vehicle overturned and one trapped. Crews arrived on scene to find two pick up trucks in the...
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Motor Vehicle Accident in Chaptico Sends One to Hospital with Minor Injuries

Motor Vehicle Accident in Chaptico Sends One to Hospital with Minor Injuries

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at approximately 9:30 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of 25644 Budds Creek Road and Zach Fowler Road in Chaptico, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one person trapped. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway in a t-bone...
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