Amanda Eller Found Alive After Missing for 17 Days in Makawao Forest – A Miracle Happened for a Local Family & Their Friends

Amanda Eller Found Alive After Missing for 17 Days in Makawao Forest – A Miracle Happened for a Local Family & Their Friends

Amanda Eller was found by a search team on Friday, May 25, 2019. They spotted her from a helicopter and at the same time she saw them and waved them down. Amanda was located deep in a creek bed between two waterfalls. Amanda is doing great and spoke to her father from the helicopter. Amanda was a graduate of Chopticon High School and many of her friends and immediate family live in Southern Maryland. Before being rescued on Friday...
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Detectives in Charles County Arrest Two Men in Connection with Murder of Walter Thomas on Fairchild Court

Detectives in Charles County Arrest Two Men in Connection with Murder of Walter Thomas on Fairchild Court

Detectives assigned to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division have charged Michael Rashid Moore, 22, of Waldorf and Darren Earl Miller, 24, of Washington, D.C., in connection with the murder of Walter Eugene Thomas, 18, who was shot and killed on March 4, 2019, in the 2100 block of Fairchild Court in Waldorf. Moore was also linked to a shooting that occurred on March 3 on Amber Leaf Place. The facts of the cases are as follows:...
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UPDATE: Machiavelli Tyzhae Savoy Charged with Murder in Death of 87-Year-Old Leonardtown Woman

UPDATE: Machiavelli Tyzhae Savoy Charged with Murder in Death of 87-Year-Old Leonardtown Woman

UPDATE: On May 21, 2019, Machiavelli Tyzhae Savoy, 21, of Lexington Park, was charged via indictment with the following crimes resulting from the March 3, 2019 pursuit. Murder Second Degree Negligent Manslaughter Criminally Negligent Manslaughter Manslaughter CDS: Possession with Intent to Distribute Firearm/Drug Trafficking Crime CDS Distribution-With Firearm 2 Counts-Regulated Firearm: Illegal Possession Firearm Possession-Felony Conviction Possession Firearm/Minor Regulated Firearm: Stolen Know Alter Firearm ID Number Handgun in Vehicle Motor Vehicle Theft Unauthorized Removal of Motor Vehicle Fleeing and...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Arrests – 5/22/2018

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Arrests – 5/22/2018

The following information was provided by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. Assault- On May 3, 2019, Dep. Burgess responded to the 45600 block of Baringer Drive located in California, for the reported assault. Investigation determined Rosanna Marie Mincey, age 39 of California, struck the victim in the face and pulled the victim’s hair. Mincey was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree. CASE# 25962-19 Violation of Peace Order- On May 4, 2019, DFC. Molitor responded to the 42200...
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Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted this Saturday, in St. Mary’s County

Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted this Saturday, in St. Mary’s County

The Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, assisted by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, will be conducting a Checkpoint on Saturday, May 25, 2019, in St. Mary’s County. Motorists are encouraged to appoint a designated driver or use public or other alternative transportation if you are planning on consuming alcohol. If you do drink, you are simply asked to please not drive. There is zero tolerance for driving while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. It’s not worth the risk…to...
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Lexington Park Felon Pleads Guilty to Stealing 11 Handguns from Tackle Box Gun Store

Lexington Park Felon Pleads Guilty to Stealing 11 Handguns from Tackle Box Gun Store

UPDATE 5/21/2019: Robert Jacob Eberle, 30, of Lexington Park, Maryland, pleaded guilty to the federal charge of theft of firearms, which Eberle admitted he stole from the Tackle Box Gun Store located at 22000 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Special Agent in Charge Rob Cekada of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division; and...
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VIDEO: Lexington Park Man Arrested for Driving While Impaired by Alcohol and Assault

VIDEO: Lexington Park Man Arrested for Driving While Impaired by Alcohol and Assault

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, Deputy Wynnyk from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46900 block of South Shangri La Drive in Lexington Park for the reported motor vehicle accident and fight in progress. An investigation determined the victims drove around Joshua Bruce Hildreth, 38 of Lexington Park, while Hildreth’s vehicle was stopped in the roadway.  Hildreth then began following the victims and attempted to use his vehicle to crash into the victims. The victims thought...
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New Tag Readers and Good Old Fashioned Police Work Lead to Arrest of PNC Bank Robber

New Tag Readers and Good Old Fashioned Police Work Lead to Arrest of PNC Bank Robber

On Thursday, May 9, 2019, the Calvert County Control Center dispatched deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office to the PNC Bank on Jennifer Lane in Owings for a bank robbery in progress. Deputies arrived on scene and made contact with three female employees who told police that at approximately 10:05 am.., a white male between the age of 50 years old and 70 years old came into the bank lobby displayed a gun and demanded money. One employee...
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Waldorf Man Arrested After Traffic Stop in North Beach

Waldorf Man Arrested After Traffic Stop in North Beach

On Friday, May 17, 2019, Deputy Holt, of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, conducted a traffic stop in the area of 5th street and Greenwood Ave. in North Beach. Upon making contact with the vehicle occupants, Deputy Holt detected a moderate odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the vehicle. The driver, Nicholas Allan Thomas, 27, of Waldorf, was instructed to exit the vehicle, at which point he told Deputy Holt “No.” Deputy Holt instructed Thomas once more to exit...
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Intoxicated Prince Frederick Man Arrested at Carnival

Intoxicated Prince Frederick Man Arrested at Carnival

On Sunday, May 19, 2019, Deputy Bradley, of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office while working security for a carnival being held in the Fox Run Shopping Center located in Prince Frederick, was contacted by the owner/manager for the report of an intoxicated person causing a problem with the staff. The owner asked that the man be removed from the carnival due to his behavior. Deputy Bradley located the suspect, Justin Earl Asquith, 27, of Prince Frederick, who was on...
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Rollover Crash in Leonardtown Results in Minor Injuries

Rollover Crash in Leonardtown Results in Minor Injuries

On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at approximately 6:05 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the Mr. Tire on Point Lookout Road and Merchants Lane in Leonardtown, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one vehicle overturned and into the building. Crews arrived on scene to confirm one vehicle off the roadway and overturned with all occupants out of the vehicle. The building was not involved or damaged. Two patients were transported by ambulance to an area...
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House Fire Quickly Extinguished by Volunteer Firefighters in Great Mills

House Fire Quickly Extinguished by Volunteer Firefighters in Great Mills

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at approximately 11:55 a.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, and Hollywood responded to Towey Court and Norris Road in Great Mills, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a 1-story single family residence with smoke showing from all four sides of the home. Both occupants were out of the home safely upon arrival. Upon entering the home, firefighters found an active grease fire in the kitchen with extensions...
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Waldorf Man Killed in Early Morning Pedestrian Accident on Crain Highway

Waldorf Man Killed in Early Morning Pedestrian Accident on Crain Highway

The Maryland State Police have identified a Waldorf man who was struck and killed in an early morning, pedestrian collision that occurred on Maryland Route 301 (Crain Highway) at Rosaryville Road in Prince George’s County on Sunday. On scene investigation with troopers from the Forestville Barrack, members of the Maryland State Police CRASH Team, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner revealed that Just before 5:00 a.m., on Sunday, May 19, 2019, Adrian Harris, 26, of Waldorf, was...
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Mechanicsville Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident on New Market Turner Road

Mechanicsville Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident on New Market Turner Road

UPDATE 5/19/2019 @ 3:20 p.m.: On May 18, 2019, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 40900 block of New Market Turner Road in the area of Rustin Family Way, for the reported motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival, a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier, with three occupants, was located off the roadway into a tree. The operator of the vehicle, Avery Leslie Stokes, age 18 of Indian Head, and the front seat passenger Alexandra Catherine Howard, age...
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UPDATE: Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Release Statement on Arrest of Armed Bank Robber

UPDATE: Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Release Statement on Arrest of Armed Bank Robber

UPDATE 5/19/2019 @ 11:30 a.m.: Detectives from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office spent countless hours over the past two weeks exploring all leads to apprehend the suspect in the PNC Bank Robbery that took place on May 9, 2019 in Owings, MD. Detectives were able to determine a suspect using all available technology in law enforcement investigations. Leads took Detectives to Donald Edward Rankin, 63 of Lexington Park, who has a lengthy criminal history to include illegal narcotic use...
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Commuter Connections Helps Southern Maryland Commuters During Metro Shutdown

Commuter Connections Helps Southern Maryland Commuters During Metro Shutdown

Commuter Connections is here to help Washington area commuters during the upcoming Metro summer shutdown. Commuters impacted by the shutdown of six Yellow and Blue line stations from May 25 until September 8, 2019, can access tools and resources offered by Commuter Connections to navigate potential ridesharing services and other alternatives to make getting to and from...
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CSM to Close for Memorial Day, Observe Early Friday Closings During Summer

CSM to Close for Memorial Day, Observe Early Friday Closings During Summer

In observance of Memorial Day, the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will be closed Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27. The college will resume normal operations on Tuesday, May 28. In addition, starting May 24 and continuing every Friday in July except for July 5, all CSM campuses will observe early closing for the college’s...
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Calvert County American Legions Host Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

Calvert County American Legions Host Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

American Legion posts 85, 206, 220 and 274 will jointly host the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Veterans Green on the Calvert County Circuit Court lawn Monday, May 27, at 1 p.m. This annual event takes place to honor and remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of our country....
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint This Weekend

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint This Weekend

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office will Conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint and DUI Saturation Patrols this holiday weekend. Sheriff Mike Evans asks that “If you consume any alcoholic beverages, please find a sober driver and help reduce the number of fatal and serious crashes on the roadways of Calvert County. If you drink, please do...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools to Live Stream High School Graduations

St. Mary’s County Public Schools to Live Stream High School Graduations

The 2019 St. Mary’s County Public High School Commencement Ceremonies can be seen LIVE online at the following website. The dates of the Graduations are as follows: Leonardtown High School – Wednesday, May 29th, at 6 pm Great Mills High School – Thursday, May 30th, at 6 pm Chopticon High School – Friday, May...
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VIDEO: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect

VIDEO: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On Friday, May 10, 2019, at 3:15 pm, the suspect took a debit card that the victim had left on the counter of Abell’s Tavern in Callaway. The suspect then went to the Callaway Shell gas station and attempted to...
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Household Hazardous Waste Events in Calvert County Offer Safe Disposal of Pool Chemicals

Household Hazardous Waste Events in Calvert County Offer Safe Disposal of Pool Chemicals

As the weather warms up and pool season begins, the Calvert County Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division, reminds residents to dispose of pool chemicals at a free household hazardous waste collection event. Proper storage, use and disposal of pool chemicals prevents dangerous chemical reactions, ignition, burns, vapors and ground water contamination that...
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MDOT MVA Offices to Close in Observance of Memorial Day Holiday

MDOT MVA Offices to Close in Observance of Memorial Day Holiday

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) will close all branch offices and VEIP stations on Saturday, May 25, 2019 and Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. MDOT MVA self-service VEIP kiosks, online services and 24-hour kiosks are available to complete many customer transactions. All MDOT MVA...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Memorial Day

St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, all St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices will be closed.  Offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 28 at their normal times. The St. Andrews Landfill, six (6) Convenience Centers and St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will be closed on Monday, May 27.  The six (6)...
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Calvert County Government Memorial Day Schedules

Calvert County Government Memorial Day Schedules

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition: • The county senior centers will be closed and Meals on Wheels will not be delivered. However participants are provided shelf-stable meals in advance. • There will be no county...
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St. Mary’s County Health Department to Monitor Water Quality at Recreational Beaches

St. Mary’s County Health Department to Monitor Water Quality at Recreational Beaches

Beginning Memorial Day weekend, the St. Mary’s County Health Department Water Quality Program will monitor the current water conditions of recreational beaches in St. Mary’s County. The department will report its current water quality findings regularly during the summer months, and current water conditions will be posted at http://www.smchd.org/recreational-beach-monitoring/ Swimming in natural waters is...
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Let’s Go Camping at a State Park in Maryland!

Let’s Go Camping at a State Park in Maryland!

So you’ve heard about our beautiful state parks and now you’re ready to camp. That’s great and we can’t wait to see you. If you’re new to camping or maybe just new to camping in Maryland, we’ve created a frequently asked questions page just for you. We want to eliminate the guesswork and make...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of 3 Theft Suspects

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of 3 Theft Suspects

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the persons pictured. On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 8:00 p.m., three suspects entered the Dollar General store in Charlotte Hall and loaded bars of Dove soap, containers of Arm & Hammer detergent, Dove liquid body wash and Gain detergent pods into a...
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Effective Mosquito Control Starts at Home

Effective Mosquito Control Starts at Home

As temperatures continue to rise, so will the number of mosquitoes throughout the state. The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s mosquito control program urges residents to take measures on their own property to help reduce mosquito populations. Aside from being a nuisance, mosquitoes can carry harmful diseases like West Nile virus. “The best way to...
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Annual Horseshoe Crab Migration Begins

Annual Horseshoe Crab Migration Begins

One of the world’s oldest wildlife migrations is set to begin on Maryland’s coastal bays and beaches. For 350 million years, the May and June full and new moons have fostered a giant migration of horseshoe crabs. Coming from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, millions of these prehistoric arthropods clumsily invade Maryland’s beaches...
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St. Mary’s County Congratulates New Corrections Officer

St. Mary’s County Congratulates New Corrections Officer

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office welcomes Correctional Officer Michael F. Schmidt to its ranks after he graduated on Friday evening from the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy’s Corrections Entrance Level Training Program, Session 61. Schmidt was among a class of seven correctional officers, joining the sheriff’s offices in Southern Maryland. Congratulations.
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Lackey’s Perriello Named Charles County Public Schools Principal of the Year

Lackey’s Perriello Named Charles County Public Schools Principal of the Year

School has always been a place where Kathy Perriello feels comfortable. “I had wonderful experiences at school, wonderful teachers and administrators,” she said. “School was always a good place for me. Perriello was recently named the 2019 Charles County Principal of the Year and a finalist in the Washington Post’s Principal of the Year...
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