UPDATE: Leonardtown High School Teacher Arrested on Gun and Drug Charges in Waldorf After Being Stopped for Drunk Driving

UPDATE: Leonardtown High School Teacher Arrested on Gun and Drug Charges in Waldorf After Being Stopped for Drunk Driving

UPDATE 1/20/2019: According to a Staff Directory on the Leonardtown High School website, Dwayne Ronald Dyke, 58 of Issue, is employed as a  physical education teacher. Dykes Employment status is unknown at this time. A spokesman for the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Dyke is a teacher at Leonardtown High School, and that the School Resource Officer at the school was aware of his arrest. An update will be provided as soon as a statement is released by a...
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18-Year-Old Female Found Alive Hours Later After Jumping From Thomas Johnson Bridge

18-Year-Old Female Found Alive Hours Later After Jumping From Thomas Johnson Bridge

On Sunday, January 20, 2019 at approximately 2:25 a.m., fire and rescue personnel from Calvert and St. Mary’s County responded to the Thomas Johnson Bridge, for a water rescue investigation. At approximately 2:15 a.m., police requested a boat to investigate under the bridge after finding an unoccupied vehicle still running on the bridge. Shortly after, the full water rescue assignment was dispatched at 2:22 a.m. Units and personnel from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police, United States Coast...
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Subject Transported to Area Trauma Center After Jumping From Thomas Johnson Bridge

Subject Transported to Area Trauma Center After Jumping From Thomas Johnson Bridge

On Saturday, January 19, 2019 at approximately 3:30 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the boat ramp parking lot below the base of the Thomas Johnson Bridge for a subject with traumatic injuries. 911 callers reported the subject had what looked like multiple serious injuries and fire personnel responded asking for a helicopter. Crews arrived on scene to find a male patient in the parking lot with serious injuries. Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 2 cancelled the...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Commissioner, John O’Connor, Identified as Police Officer Involved in Departmental Shooting in Seat Pleasant

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Commissioner, John O’Connor, Identified as Police Officer Involved in Departmental Shooting in Seat Pleasant

The Prince George’s County Police Department and the Seat Pleasant Police Department have both issued press releases on the investigation of an officer-involved shooting involving on-duty City of Seat Pleasant police officer, and St. Mary’s County Commissioner, John E. O’Connor. Prince George’s County Police, Press Release: Prince George’s County Police Detectives with our Criminal Investigation Division along with the Special Investigation Response Team of our Internal Affairs Division are investigating an officer-involved shooting involving an on-duty City of Seat Pleasant police officer....
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UPDATE: Three Pets Perish and Family of Five Displaced After House Fire in Hollywood

UPDATE: Three Pets Perish and Family of Five Displaced After House Fire in Hollywood

UPDATE 1/18/2019 @ 7:00 p.m.: On Friday, January 18, 2019 at approximately 2:10 p.m., firefighters from Hollywood, Bay District, Leonardtown, Mechanicsville, and Seventh District responded to Sandy Bottom Road, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a two-story residence with fire and smoke showing from the roof. During a primary search of the residence, a mayday was called after a partial roof collapse trapped a firefighter in the basement. All units were evacuated from the structure...
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Port Republic Man Arrested After Stealing Jewelry from his Mother

Port Republic Man Arrested After Stealing Jewelry from his Mother

On December 16, 2018 at approximately 6:40 a.m., police from the Calvert County Sheriff Office responded to a residence on Howard Drive in Port Republic for the report of a theft. Police arrived on scene and made contact with the victim who told officers that she was looking through here jewelry box and noticed that some of her rings were missing. She took police to her bedroom and there they saw the jewelry box that was kept on her...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Assault After Pushing Woman Out of Wheelchair Twice

Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Assault After Pushing Woman Out of Wheelchair Twice

On Saturday, January 12, 2019, Deputy First Class Roszell of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 38000 block of Golden Beach Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported assault. Investigation determined Clements William Copsey III, 41 of Mechanicsville, assaulted the victim, who is an amputee and wheelchair bound. The victim told police that Copsey became angry and came up behind her, grabbed the back of her wheelchair and flipped her out causing her to fall and hit...
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Cold Case Solved – Charles County Detectives Identify Suspect in 1993 Rape Case

Cold Case Solved – Charles County Detectives Identify Suspect in 1993 Rape Case

Detectives with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and Forensic Science Unit have identified the suspect in a sexual assault that occurred in 1993 in Waldorf. Vincent Wayne Jones, 51, of Tennessee, was arrested by members of the Bartlett County Police Department and the CCSO in September 2018. He waived extradition and was transported to Charles County on September 29. Investigators are looking into the possibility Jones may have assaulted other people, but have not linked him...
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Two Injured in Hollywood Motor Vehicle Accident

Two Injured in Hollywood Motor Vehicle Accident

On Thursday January 17, 2019 at approximately 7:15 a.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Hollywood Road, and Fwd Drive, in Hollywood for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway in a head-on style collision. Two patients were transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. St. Mary’s County Sheriffs Office is investigating the crash.
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California Man Arrested for Distributing and Possessing Child Pornography

California Man Arrested for Distributing and Possessing Child Pornography

In July 2018, the Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in reference to someone distributing child pornography. According to the cyber tip, Twitter, advised someone uploaded possible child pornography in June of 2018. Twitter provided that the Twitter account returned to a user name of gbean695, and provided an email address, phone number and IP address. Twitter also provided one main image and numerous folders...
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Fatal Church Fire in Prince Georges County Under Investigation

Fatal Church Fire in Prince Georges County Under Investigation

On Saturday, January 12, 2019 at approximately 2:30 a.m., Riverdale Heights and surround volunteer fire departments responded to 5804 Roanoke Avenue, in Riverdale, for the reported structure fire. Prior to arrival, dispatch advised the 911 caller reported smoke coming from the roof of the structure. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a 1-story building that was being used as a church and found a working fire inside. It took approximately 30 minutes to extinguish the fire. Shortly after an...
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VIDEO: Fire Marshal Investigating Fire that Destroyed Over $340,000 Worth of Commercial Vehicles in Great Mills

VIDEO: Fire Marshal Investigating Fire that Destroyed Over $340,000 Worth of Commercial Vehicles in Great Mills

UPDATE 1/15/2019 @ 5:00 p.m.: On January 14, 2019, at approximately 2:00 a.m., firefighters from Second District and surrounding volunteer fire departments responded to 20475 Point Lookout Road, in Great Mills for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene of the APF construction yard and found 4 commercial vehicles on fire. The four vehicles, a 2002 Gradall, and three Peterbilt dump trucks, a 2005, 2007, and 2016, were valued at approximately $340,000. 20 firefighters controlled the fires in 20...
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UPDATE: Fire Damage to Storage Units in Waldorf Estimated at Over $750,000

UPDATE: Fire Damage to Storage Units in Waldorf Estimated at Over $750,000

UPDATE: On January 12, 2019 at approximately 6:15 a.m., Waldorf and surround fire departments responded to 3325 Leonardtown Road, in Waldorf, for the reported building fire. Firefighters arrived on scene of a single story storage facility with fire and smoke showing. The fire reached 2-Alarms and 75 firefighters fought the blaze for over an hour to bring it under control. Three firefighter’s sustained minor injuries while operating on the scene. Two were transported to area hospitals and one was treated...
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Two Men Arrested After One Threatens to Shoot up Dunkirk Walmart

Two Men Arrested After One Threatens to Shoot up Dunkirk Walmart

On January 2, 2019, at approximately 1:20 p.m. Deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff Department responded to the Walmart in Dunkirk for the report of a person with a weapon. Police were advised that a subject wearing camouflage pants and a purple jacket advised that he was going to his car to get a gun and “shoot the store up”. When police arrived on scene, they located a black male, identified as Christopher Thomas Yancy, 27 of Landover, walking...
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Former Student Accused of Recording Videos of Men Defecating in Bathrooms at St. Mary’s College & Posting Them Online

Former Student Accused of Recording Videos of Men Defecating in Bathrooms at St. Mary’s College & Posting Them Online

Timothy Alexander Bingley, 20, of West River, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County, is accused of recording multiple men while they defecated in various bathroom stalls at St. Mary’s College, in St. Mary’s City. The recording were said to have taken place between December 2017 and May 2018. Bingley, a former student at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, was charged with the following offenses: • Three counts of recording a person in a private place – prurient Intent CR 3-902(c),...
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One Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident in California Neighborhood

One Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident in California Neighborhood

On Saturday, January 19, 2019 at approximately 1:45 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to Wildewood Parkway and Cherry Laurel Parkway in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway in a rear-end style collision. One patient was transported to an area hospital...
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Bailey Statement on Funding for the University System of Maryland Academic and Research Center

Bailey Statement on Funding for the University System of Maryland Academic and Research Center

Senator Jack Bailey released the following statement today after the Governor’s inclusion of $11,953,000 in Maryland’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget to complete the design and begin construction of the University of Maryland Academic and Research Center at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, also known as the ‘Third Building’ at the Regional Higher Education...
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Temple Hills Women Charged With Hindering, Obstruction and Resisting Arrest

Temple Hills Women Charged With Hindering, Obstruction and Resisting Arrest

On December 17, 2018 at approximately 12:30 a.m., Deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff Office observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and initiated a traffic stop in the area of Nursery Road, on Maryland Route 4, in Lusby. When police approached the vehicle, they noticed that the driver and the...
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Animal Control Officer in St. Mary’s County Rescues Injured Owl

Animal Control Officer in St. Mary’s County Rescues Injured Owl

The St. Mary’s County Animal Control Division has many faces. One area they work on which traditionally goes unnoticed is animal rescue. On January 18, 2019, Animal Control Officer Christy Hoover rescued an injured owl after responding to a location in Wildewood. Upon arrival she found a Barred Owl which appeared to be unable...
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Observe “Artists in Action” at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Observe “Artists in Action” at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Annmarie Scuplture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, presents Artists In Action: Temporary Studio Experience, January 18 – February 26, 2019 from 10:00am-5:00pm daily. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center will serve as a creative retreat for over twenty artists for a few special weeks this winter, providing Annmarie guests the opportunity to get a glimpse into the...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Supports Families During the Government Shutdown

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Supports Families During the Government Shutdown

St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ families that have lost or reduced income due to any change in family circumstances, including the government shutdown, loss of job, or another similar event, may immediately apply for their children to receive free or reduced-price meals (FARMs). Families that would not ordinarily qualify for the FARMs program could be eligible for the...
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Perdue Recalls Chicken Nuggets After People Find Wood in Them

Perdue Recalls Chicken Nuggets After People Find Wood in Them

Perdue Foods, LLC, a Perry, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 68,244 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically wood, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ready-to-eat chicken nugget items were produced on Oct. 25, 2018. The following product is...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Four New Correctional Officers

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Four New Correctional Officers

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is proud to announce the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy (SMCJA) celebrated the graduation of 11 correctional officers – four from Charles County – from the Corrections Entrance Level Training Program (CELTP), Session 60, at a ceremony held January 4 at La Plata High School in La Plata,...
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Winter Storm Expected to Impact Evening Rush Hour Tonight With More Snow/Ice Over the Weekend

Winter Storm Expected to Impact Evening Rush Hour Tonight With More Snow/Ice Over the Weekend

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) encourages motorists to keep a sharp eye on the weather conditions and plan accordingly for the afternoon commute. Crews will be treating roads alongside hundreds of thousands of motorists during the afternoon commute, which makes treating roads during the storm challenging. The wet pattern...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’f Office Employees awarded

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’f Office Employees awarded

Select employees of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were recognized for professional excellence during the third quarter of 2018 at a ceremony on Wednesday at office headquarters. The men and women recognized went above and beyond the call of duty, sometimes putting themselves in harm’s way. Employees of the Third Quarter: Meritorious Action:...
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Heroin and Prescription Opioid-Related Deaths Show Decline While Fentanyl and Cocaine-Related Deaths Continue to Rise in Maryland

Heroin and Prescription Opioid-Related Deaths Show Decline While Fentanyl and Cocaine-Related Deaths Continue to Rise in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Health today released preliminary data today for unintentional drug and alcohol-related intoxication deaths through the third quarter of 2018. During this nine-month period, which encompasses January through September 2018, there were 1,848 total unintentional intoxication deaths, an eight percent increase over the same period in 2017. Of the total, 1,648...
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Drinking Alcohol in Public Leads to Arrest and Additional Charges for Port Republic Man

Drinking Alcohol in Public Leads to Arrest and Additional Charges for Port Republic Man

On January 4, 2019 at approximately 12:25 p.m., Deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Suppression Unit responded to Safeway in Prince Frederick for the report of a male standing outside consuming an alcoholic beverage in public. The male, later identified as Langford Sylvester Dyson, 59 of Port Republic, was described as a...
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St. Mary’s County Budget Book Receives National Recognition

St. Mary’s County Budget Book Receives National Recognition

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County, and the St. Mary’s County Department of Finance, its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the FY2019 Budget. This is the third time the county has received the award. The award reflects the county’s commitment...
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Waldorf Man Arrested for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

Waldorf Man Arrested for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

On August 31, 2016 Tremaine Jarrell Molock, 38 of no fixed address, was convicted in Talbot County Circuit Court of a third-degree sex offense involving a 15-year-old victim. A condition of Molock’s release from jail was that he register as a Tier II sex offender for a period of 25 years, with any law...
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Player Alert: Five $50,000 Powerball Tickets Expiring

Player Alert: Five $50,000 Powerball Tickets Expiring

The Maryland Lottery wants to help five lucky players claim their $50,000 Powerball prizes before the winning tickets from 2018 expire.To win $50,000, players must match four numbers and the Powerball. Winners of Maryland Lottery draw games must claim prizes within 182 days of the drawing date. The first two of the five $50,000 tickets must be...
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Two Adults Displaced After House Fire in Abell

Two Adults Displaced After House Fire in Abell

On Thursday, January 10, 2019 at approximately 10:50 a.m., firefighters from Seventh District, Leonardtown, Hollywood, and Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Departments responded to Collinwood Drive and Abell Road in Abell, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on to find smoke showing from the residence and after further investigation found a fire in the boiler...
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Owing’s Woman and Huntingtown Man Charged With Theft

Owing’s Woman and Huntingtown Man Charged With Theft

On August 4, 2018, a deputy from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in Dunkirk for the report of a theft. The victim stated that he had various items stolen from his residence over the past several days which included money, jewelry, hand tools, power tools, and household goods. One piece...
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