Exclusive Video: Pilot Uninjured in Emergency Landing at St. Mary’s County Airport

Exclusive Video: Pilot Uninjured in Emergency Landing at St. Mary’s County Airport

On Monday, November 20, 2017, at approximately 2:45 p.m., firefighters and emergency personnel were dispatched to the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport on Airport Road, in Hollywood, for the report of a airplane in distress. The pilot reported he was experiencing a problem with his landing gear. The pilot circled the area to burn off fuel as first responders awaited his emergency landing. At approximately 4:30 p.m., the 1966 Piper PA-30 multi-engine aircraft touched down without landing gear. The pilot...
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Maryland State Police DUI Arrests for Charles County – 11/20/2017

DUI Arrests for the La Plata Barrack from 10/28/17 through 11/19/17 NAME DATE & TIME OF ARREST TROOPER AGE CITY & STATE OF RESIDENCE CASTO, CONCETTA MAY 10/28/2017@0320 ZENTKOVICH 26 NEWBURG, MD MITCHELL, HERMAN LEE 10/28/2017@2158 ROTH 63 FORT WASHINGTON, MD WILLIAMS,JSUTIN DAVID 10/29/2017@0148 GALGAN 32 LA PLATA, MD TEACH, MIA DANIELLE 10/30/2017@2350 ZENTKOVICH 30 UPPER MARLBORO, MD MATEO CASTILLO, WILIAN E. 11-2-2017 @ 0223 GERMAN 20 LAUREL, MD GOODWIN, DERRICK B. 11/2/17 @ 2245 JEANS 44 FORESTVILLE, MD...
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Victims Identified in Two Separate Charles County Fatal Fires

Victims Identified in Two Separate Charles County Fatal Fires

On November 15, 2017, two individuals were victims of two fires in the County. At approximately 5:40 a.m. a 911 call came in reporting someone possibly trapped in a trailer located on the property of 1775 Marhsall Hall Road in Bryan’s Road. The victim has been identified as 53 year old Duane F. Crispell, who was the caretaker for the animals at that location. His cause of death has been ruled smoke inhalation and thermal burns by the Office...
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UPDATE: Drive By Shooting Reported in Chesapeake Ranch Estates

UPDATE: Drive By Shooting Reported in Chesapeake Ranch Estates

UPDATE 11/20/2017 – Official Press Release from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office : On November 18, 2017 at approximately 4:40 p.m., a call was dispatched for a shooting that had occurred at 11713 Big Bear Lane in Lusby. Patrol units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene and found that a male had in fact been shot. Detectives and Crime Lab from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded. It was determined that a person known to the...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Dead Body Found Along Leonardtown Road in Waldorf

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Dead Body Found Along Leonardtown Road in Waldorf

On Friday, November 17, 2017, at approximately 2:15 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 13000 block of Zekiah Drive in Waldorf for the report of a deceased male lying in the grassy area between a school and Leonardtown Road. Detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division, along with Forensics personnel, responded and observed no obvious signs of trauma to the body and no signs of foul play. The man was subsequently identified as Saul...
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Temple Hills Man Wanted by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for Attempted Murder

Temple Hills Man Wanted by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for Attempted Murder

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking the whereabouts of James Reginald Flanagan, 21, of Temple Hills. On November, 11, 2017, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of River Bay Townhomes, in Lexington Park, for the report of a shooting. Through the course of the investigation, Flanagan was developed as a suspect. Flanagan currently has an open warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder, in connection with this case. Anyone with information...
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Arrest Made in Great Mills Road Armed Robberies

Arrest Made in Great Mills Road Armed Robberies

During the month of November, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to three separate incidents where a robbery was reported.  Deputies made contact with victims and witnesses who confirmed an unknown African American male brandished a handgun while demanding money; the suspect subsequently fled the scenes on foot.  Based on information provided it was determined the crimes had been committed by the same individual. The investigations were continued by the Criminal Investigations Division, and detectives identified...
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Woman Passed Out in Car With Toddler, Heroin Found Hidden in Candy Wrapper

Woman Passed Out in Car With Toddler, Heroin Found Hidden in Candy Wrapper

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Deputy Walker from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the parking lot of Family Dollar at Smallwood Village Center in Waldorf, for the report of an adult female passed out in a vehicle. Police learned later the adult female was Crystal Lynn Demarr, 39, of Mechanicsville, and the child was a two-year-old male. When police arrived, they observed a white female passed out behind the wheel of a white Chevy Malibu with the vehicle...
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Repeat Drunk Driver Sentenced for Homicide by Motor Vehicle

Repeat Drunk Driver Sentenced for Homicide by Motor Vehicle

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on November 14, 2017, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Arthur Christopher Edelen, 54 of White Plains, to 42 months in prison for the killing of Ernest Young III. On March 24, 2016, troopers from the Maryland State Police responded to the intersection of Maryland Route 5 and Roosevelt Place in Hughesville for the report of a two vehicle collision involving a passenger van and a motorcycle....
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26-Year-Old Man Struck and Killed by Car in Indian Head

26-Year-Old Man Struck and Killed by Car in Indian Head

On Thursday, November 16, 2017, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a single vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on MD Route 225 (Hawthorne Road) west of MD Route 224 (Chicamuxen Road), in Indian Head. Preliminary investigation revealed a black 2005 Cadillac STS, being operated by Latisha Courtney, 36 of Waldorf was travelling westbound on MD Route 225 west of MD Route 224. While traveling in that area, the vehicle struck...
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Drug Dealing at Dollar Tree Results in Robbery Charge for Lexington Park Man

Drug Dealing at Dollar Tree Results in Robbery Charge for Lexington Park Man

On August 18, 2017, Deputy Tirpak, from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the California, Dollar Tree for a reported burglary. Police made contact with the adult male victim who was an employee of the store and working at the time of the incident. The victim advised he was stocking the store’s shelves when the a black male, later identified as James Aaron Barnes, 29, of Lexington Park, approached him and demanded he (the victim) give Barnes his...
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Authorities Investigating Death of Woman in Waldorf Trailer Fire

Authorities Investigating Death of Woman in Waldorf Trailer Fire

On Wednesday, November 16, 2017, Deputy State Fire Marshals responded to 11950 Goldie Farm Place, in Waldorf, to conduct an investigation to determine the origin and cause of a late afternoon fire. The initial 911 call was received from a medical alert device at approximately 3:21 p.m and was subsequently upgraded to an undetermined fire alarm. Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department responded to the one alarm fire with with approximately 40 fire personnel from surrounding Departments. Upon arrival on the...
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Thirteen-Year-Old Student Flown to Medical Center After Fight at Esperanza Middle School

Thirteen-Year-Old Student Flown to Medical Center After Fight at Esperanza Middle School

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at approximately 11:40 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Esperanza Middle School located in Lexington Park, in reference to a student leaving school grounds. During the investigation, it was determined a fight had occurred resulting in injury to a juvenile student who was kicked in the head during the altercation. A thirteen-year-old female student was transported to Children’s National Medical Center by a Maryland State Police helicopter for further...
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Fatal Fire in Bryans Road Under Investigation

Fatal Fire in Bryans Road Under Investigation

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017  at approximately 5:40 a.m., firefighters from Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to 1775 Marshal Hall Road in Bryans Road for a house fire. The first 911 call was received at 5:40 a.m by a passerby. Subsequent calls to 911 indicated possible entrapment. Upon arrival on the scene, firefighters found a fire in a one story mobile home. The victim was located inside the trailer. It is unknown if...
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State Trooper Hit By Drunk Driver In Prince George’s County

State Trooper Hit By Drunk Driver In Prince George’s County

A Maryland State Trooper was hit by a drunk driver while working in his patrol vehicle on I-495 in Prince George’s County early this morning. The trooper identified as TFC Angel Ortiz is a 7 year veteran of the Maryland State Police and is assigned to Forestville Barrack. He was transported to Prince George’s Hospital by ambulance where he is currently being treated for his injuries. The accused is identified as Maurice Gresham, 51, of Lanham. Gresham was arrested...
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MISSING PERSON LOCATED – Charles County

MISSING PERSON LOCATED – Charles County

11/21/2017 – MISSING PERSON LOCATED: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office has located Matthew Horace Mason, 79, of White Plains, who was reported missing on November 19. Mason was located on November 21 in Glen Burnie, and will be reunited with family members and returned home. 11/201/2017: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office has activated a...
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Think Fire Safety at Thanksgiving

Think Fire Safety at Thanksgiving

The kitchen is the heart of every home and safety must be the first recipe to follow when preparing the family feast.  On Thanksgiving Day a lot of activities are occurring with friends and family in the home.  “Holidays are a time of celebration. Please follow these simple guidelines to ensure a fire safe...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Seek Public’s Help Solving Cold Case

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Seek Public’s Help Solving Cold Case

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help in solving a murder that occurred 37 years ago. Deborah Ann “Missy” Brooks, 17, was abducted on November 13, 1980, just blocks from her house in Northeast Washington, DC. Her body was discovered the following day in a wooded area in Charles County. Her brother,...
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Firearms Deer Season Opens in Maryland

Firearms Deer Season Opens in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that the two-week firearm deer season opens Nov. 25 and runs through Dec. 9. Hunters may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this hunting season. “The two-week firearms season is our most popular hunting opportunity in the state,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “Not only is...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 11/20/2017 to 11/24/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 11/20/2017 to 11/24/2017

During the week of November 20, to November 24, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Sweep – 11/18/2017

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Sweep – 11/18/2017

On November 9, 2017, members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, and Parole and Probation, participated in a joint warrant sweep. The warrant sweep took place in St. Mary’s County, and as a result of the combined efforts, the following thirteen individuals were arrested: Mary Alice Alexander, age 46, of...
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Troopers Statewide Prepare For This Thanksgiving Holiday

Troopers Statewide Prepare For This Thanksgiving Holiday

With extra traffic expected this Thanksgiving holiday, Maryland State Police will have additional troopers on patrol who will be using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to highway incidents and take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of travelers. Beginning  next Thursday, troopers from each...
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NAVAIR Hosts First Orientation Flight in a CH-53K King Stallion

NAVAIR Hosts First Orientation Flight in a CH-53K King Stallion

Naval Air Systems Command and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, hosted a ‘first of its kind’ orientation flight in the CH-53K King Stallion for Brig. Gen. Nir Nin-Nun, Israeli Air Force, Commander, Air Support and Helicopter Division, during a test flight Nov. 7. The 90-minute orientation flight included various operational maneuvers, landings and takeoffs,...
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16th Annual Silent Angel Memorial Scheduled for December 3

16th Annual Silent Angel Memorial Scheduled for December 3

The Silent Angel Memorial was established to provide support and comfort to the survivors of homicide by gathering with others who understand their grief. The memorial was founded by Eileen Bildman and dedicated to the memory of all Silent Angels. With the loss of her son came this opportunity to give back to the...
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Kidde Recalls almost 38 Million Fire Extinguishers

Kidde Recalls almost 38 Million Fire Extinguishers

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office is sharing this information in an effort to provide the public with a life threatening concern about a recent recall of portable fire extinguishers manufactured by the Kidde Corporation. The extinguishers listed in the recall are revealed in the link within this article. Please take a moment to...
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CSM Student, Veteran Thanks Scholarship Donors for Financial Assistance

CSM Student, Veteran Thanks Scholarship Donors for Financial Assistance

College of Southern Maryland student Scott Teed, 43, of Lexington Park is pursuing two associate degrees — one in electrical engineering and another in math and physical sciences. A veteran, Teed brings to his studies a particularly rich set of skills and experiences. “I served as a fire controlman, a weapons control systems technician,...
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Nineteen New Rangers Join the Ranks of the Maryland Park Service

Nineteen New Rangers Join the Ranks of the Maryland Park Service

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is pleased to welcome a new group of Maryland Park Service rangers. The 19 graduated Nov. 10, 2017, from Maryland Park Service Ranger School, which took place at New Germany State Park in Garrett County. During the four-week training, the students learned educational techniques, interpretive skills, management procedures and public safety tactics while mastering...
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Wednesday’s Pet is PIXIE

Wednesday’s Pet is PIXIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/15/17 is PIXIE Featured Pet: Pixie Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee:  Has been paid by Prince Frederick Chrysler Pixie is a one-year-old beautiful hound mix.  She found herself in a rescue to no...
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MDOT SHA Is Ready and Prepared for Winter 2017/2018

MDOT SHA Is Ready and Prepared for Winter 2017/2018

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) today held its annual “Snow Show” events today at the Statewide Operations Center in Anne Arundel County and its Fairland Maintenance Facility in Silver Spring, Montgomery County. MDOT SHA is fully stocked with material and equipment is ready to keep Maryland’s roads and bridges...
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Gift of Trees Offers a Lifetime of Appreciation

Gift of Trees Offers a Lifetime of Appreciation

For a gift that will give back for years to come, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers the Gift of Trees, a program that allows individual and organizations to purchase native trees for planting in honor of a celebration, commemoration or observation. Trees provide ecological, economic and quality of life benefits, including enhancing air and water...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Thanksgiving Holiday

St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Thanksgiving Holiday

 All St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. County offices will re-open Monday, November 27. The St. Andrews Landfill, six (6) Convenience Centers will be closed and St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will not operate Thursday, November 23. However,...
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CSM Salutes Veterans

CSM Salutes Veterans

St. Mary’s County Commissioner John O’Connor was “preaching to the choir” in his remarks at the annual Veterans Breakfast and Open House on Nov. 9 at the College of Southern Maryland’s La Plata Campus. O’Connor served more than seven years in the U.S. Army, and he spoke about the bond that people in the...
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