UPDATE: Police in Charles County Investigating Murder at Master Suites Hotel in Waldorf

UPDATE: Police in Charles County Investigating Murder at Master Suites Hotel in Waldorf

UPDATE: On Monday, September 21, 2020, at 6:21 p.m., police responded to the area of White Oak Drive and Oak Drive in Waldorf, for the possible shooting. Dispatchers advised they received one 911 call who reported two black males came out of the woods saying they shot someone. First arriving Officers arrived on the scene of White Oak Drive and Oak Drive and made contact with a male subject who reported the shooting occurred at the Master Suites Hotel,...
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UPDATE: Five Suspects Charged with Hate Crime in Calvert High School Racial Graffiti Vandalism Incident

UPDATE: Five Suspects Charged with Hate Crime in Calvert High School Racial Graffiti Vandalism Incident

UPDATE 9/21/2020 @ 1:35 p.m.: A Grand Jury today indicted five individuals in connection with the vandalism incident that occurred at Calvert High School on August 9, 2020. Augustine Aufderheide, 18, of Prince Frederick; Cade Meredith, 18, of Saint Leonard; Andrew Edge, 18, of Huntingtown; Kyle Hill, 18, of Prince Frederick; and Anthony Sellers, 18, of Saint Leonard were each charged with one count of a hate crime, one count of destruction of property, and one count of fourth...
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Congratulations to St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office Corrections Graduates

Congratulations to St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office Corrections Graduates

Congratulations to the graduates of CELTP Session 64 of the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy which held their completion ceremony on Sept. 4, 2020, which was closed to the public due to COVID19 restrictions. Sheriff Tim Cameron and the men and women of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office congratulate its four graduates from the program: Dayvon West, Christopher Hill, Elijsha Munn and Alyssa Sullivan.  
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Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Dump Truck in Waldorf

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Dump Truck in Waldorf

On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at approximately 7:32 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Mattawoman Beantown Road and Idlewood Park Road in Waldorf, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Dispatchers advised all responding units the 911 caller reported the motor vehicle collision involved a dump truck and a passenger vehicle, with the operator of the passenger vehicle being unconscious, trapped, and possibly not breathing. Crews arrived on the scene to confirm a...
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UPDATE: Charles County Middle School Employee Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Child Sexual Abuse

UPDATE: Charles County Middle School Employee Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Child Sexual Abuse

UPDATE 9/18/2020: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Friday, September 18, 2020, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Anthony Tyrone Williams, Jr., 25 of Waldorf, to 25 years with all but 12 years suspended in prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor. On January 9, 2020, Williams entered a guilty plea to the aforementioned charge. On February 6, 2019, a detective with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office met with the then 14-year-old...
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Anne Arundel County Police Warn of Multiple Apps Attempting to Solicit Child Pornography from Children

Anne Arundel County Police Warn of Multiple Apps Attempting to Solicit Child Pornography from Children

On September 16, 2020 officers responded to an Anne Arundel County residence for a social media trolling cellphone App that solicits child pornography. Officers learned a five-year-old child had several apps “Talking Angela”, “Talking Angela 2”, Talking Tom 2”, and “Talking Ben 2” on their cell phone. The apps told the child to take naked pictures of them-self and siblings while in the bathtub. The app then told the child they would strangle the child if they didn’t comply....
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U.S. Navy Veteran Wounded in Afghanistan Gifted Mortgage Free Home in Lusby by Building Homes for Heroes, SAIC, and JP Morgan

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Second Class Isaac Francois received the keys to his beautiful, mortgage-free forever home in Lusby, thanks to the support of our wonderful sponsors on September 11, 2020. A big THANK YOU to Chase, Advance Auto Parts, Lowe’s Home Improvement, SAIC, York Home Comfort, Kwikset Door Hardware, Truck Hero, Victra — Verizon Authorized Retailer, Legrand, Buildertrend, LIXIL, Mazda USA, Duracell and New York City Fire Department (FDNY) FDNY 343 Ride for helping us rebuild lives year after year. 9/07/2020: Building Homes for Heroes, along with JP Morgan Chase and SAIC have partnered...
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Father and Son Arrested for Arson in Lexington Park

Lawrence Dwayne Nelson, 43, and his son, Daeshaun Dwayne Nelson, 21, both of Lexington Park, were charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Arson

UPDATE 9/16/2020: With the assistance of Troopers assigned to the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, Deputy State Fire Marshals arrested a father and son today on charges of arson. Lawrence Dwayne Nelson, 43, and his son, Daeshaun Dwayne Nelson, 21, both of Lexington Park, were charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Arson. On September 13, 2020, at approximately 5:15 p.m., Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded for a reported structure fire at 20540 Ridge Road in Lexington Park. Upon...
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Virginia Man in Charles County Detention Center Indicted with Solicitation to Commit Murder

Virginia Man in Charles County Detention Center Indicted with Solicitation to Commit Murder

In August 2020, detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office received information about an inmate at the Charles County Detention Center trying to solicit someone to murder two people. Daniel Felts, 37, of Virginia, was being held at the Charles County Detention Center for sexually abusing a minor that occurred in Charles County. While being detained, Felts reached out to someone and offered to pay that person to kill his ex-wife and her young daughter before his trial date....
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police Investigating Multi-Vehicle Crash In Calvert County

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Investigating Multi-Vehicle Crash In Calvert County

On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at 6:27 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Hallowing Point Road in the area of Adelina Road in Prince Frederick, for the reported motor vehicle collision with multiple injured and subjects possibly trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find multiple vehicles in the roadway, with one victim seriously trapped. Firefighters from Prince Frederick and Huntingtown extricated an adult male in approximately 30 minutes. Medics on the scene reported...
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Officers in Charles County Searching for Man Wanted in Violent Domestic Assault Case

Officers in Charles County Searching for Man Wanted in Violent Domestic Assault Case

Charles County Sheriff’s officers are seeking the public’s help locating Will Cassell Gross, 41, of Waldorf. On Sunday, September 13, 2020, Gross struck a female acquaintance several times with a closed fist, ripped portions of her hair out, and threw paint on her. He also broke out several windows of their house, shattered car windows with a hammer, and slashed the tires to a car. Gross fled the scene prior to police arrival. Gross is considered armed and extremely...
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64-Year-Old Man On Life Support After Two Lexington Park Men Drag Him from Vehicle and Beat Him Unconscious

64-Year-Old Man On Life Support After Two Lexington Park Men Drag Him from Vehicle and Beat Him Unconscious

On Sunday, September 13, 2020, at approximately 12:20 a.m., police responded to the Castaway Circle in Lexington Park, for the reported active disturbance. Police arrived on the scene to find no active disturbance or subjects in the area. Once making contact with witnesses and 911 callers, police learned that “two black males with dreads” were seen pulling a male victim from his vehicle and viciously attacking him. Witnesses reported the suspects kicked and were stomping on the victims head...
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AUDIO: Two Children Flown to Trauma Center After ATV Accident in Charlotte Hall

AUDIO: Two Children Flown to Trauma Center After ATV Accident in Charlotte Hall

On Sunday, September 13, 2020, at approximately 10:07 a.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the parking lot of the Prompt Care on Market Drive in Charlotte Hall, for the reported traumatic injuries. Dispatchers reported the 911 caller was in the parking lot of the Prompt Care with two victims involved in an ATV crash. Crews arrived on the scene to find an 11-year-old female and 12-year-old female with injuries, with crews reporting both children were wearing helmets at...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested After Carving “Lucifer” Into Woman’s Body – Arrested & Released 2 Days Later After Violating Protective Order

Lexington Park Man Arrested After Carving “Lucifer” Into Woman’s Body – Arrested & Released 2 Days Later After Violating Protective Order

On Sunday, August 27, 2020, deputies from that. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to residence off Willows Road, in Lexington Park, to check the welfare of an adult female victim. Family members of the victim who live out of state contacted the police because they were concerned for the victim’s welfare. The victim had sent them pictures of injuries she had received after a recent assault. Police arrived at the residence and spoke to the victim alone, she...
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UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Shooting of 20-Year-Old Shot in Bryans Road

UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Shooting of 20-Year-Old Shot in Bryans Road

UPDATE 9/11/2020: On September 10, 2020, Charles County Sheriff’s detectives and a US Marshals Service Task Force, in which a CCSO detective is assigned, located and arrested Chase Dylan Green, 18, of Bryans Road, who was wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred last week. Green was located at a house in Prince George’s County and arrested without incident. The circumstances of the shooting are as follows: On Sept. 3 at 1:47 p.m., officers responded to the 2800...
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Three Injured, One Flown to Trauma Center After Six Vehicle Collision in Owings

Three Injured, One Flown to Trauma Center After Six Vehicle Collision in Owings

On Monday, September 21, 2020, at approximately 11:45 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Route 4 (Southern Maryland Boulevard) and Chaneyville Road in Owings, for the motor vehicle collision with one subject trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find six vehicles involved in the collision with one subject...
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Maryland Reports Milestones in COVID-19 Fight: New Lows for Positivity Rates and Hospitalizations

Maryland Reports Milestones in COVID-19 Fight: New Lows for Positivity Rates and Hospitalizations

Governor Larry Hogan today announced new milestones in Maryland’s fight against COVID-19, with the statewide seven-day positivity rate dropping below 3% for the first time, and the daily positivity rate dropping below 2% for the first time. Hospitalizations have dropped below 300 and ICU levels have dropped below 70, down to their lowest levels...
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Calvert County Hospice Received $10,000 Donation from the 17th Annual Michael D. Schrodel Golf Classic

Calvert County Hospice Received $10,000 Donation from the 17th Annual Michael D. Schrodel Golf Classic

Calvert Hospice received a generous donation of $10,000 from the 17th annual Michael D. Schrodel Golf Classic held on July 24. The golf tournament was started 17 years ago by Michael’s widow, Teresa Schrodel, and one of his fraternity brothers, Eric Dorman, benefiting Calvert Hospice and a scholarship at Frostburg State University in Michael’s...
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St. Mary’s County High School Campuses now Equipped with Lightning Detection Systems

St. Mary’s County High School Campuses now Equipped with Lightning Detection Systems

St. Mary’s County Public High Schools are now equipped with Lightning Detection Equipment at each of our three high schools. The lightning detection equipment includes an alert siren and visual strobe. When lightning is detected within 10 miles of each high school campus the alert siren and visual strobe will activate. After 30 minutes...
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Charles County Speed Cameras Locations for Week of September 20, 2020

Charles County Speed Cameras Locations for Week of September 20, 2020

As a reminder, we have withdrawn our Speed Camera Program from schools that are not open and or those that are not being used for critical operations. The Speed Camera Program will operate at schools that are open and or for those dispensing meals and educational supplies for our students. Please drive responsibly, especially...
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Over 7,000 Westinghouse Portable Generators Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Over 7,000 Westinghouse Portable Generators Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Recalled Westinghouse WGen5300DFv Dual Fuel Portable Generator – Dual Fuel Portable Generators Hazard: The recalled portable generators can leak fuel, posing a fire and burn hazard. Remedy: Repair Recall date: September 16, 2020 Units: About 7,500 Consumer Contact: MWE Investments toll-free at 855-944-4796 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email info@wpowereq.com,...
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Governor Hogan Announces COVID-19 Serology Testing Study For Maryland Firefighters

Governor Hogan Announces COVID-19 Serology Testing Study For Maryland Firefighters

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that state health officials are conducting a COVID-19 serology testing study for all professional and volunteer firefighters in Maryland. This initiative, currently active in seven jurisdictions, is a key part of the Maryland Department of Health’s (MDH) ongoing statewide COVID-19 antibody study to determine how many Marylanders have been...
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Former Charles County Volunteer EMS Chief Guy Yesse Retires

Former Charles County Volunteer EMS Chief Guy Yesse Retires

SMSgt Guy Yesse (Retired) April 4, 1987 – July 1, 2020. Due to COVID, it took some time and great support from the NYS HQ and my family but we were able to have the retirement ceremony on September 13, 2020. “I am very proud to have served 33 years, but it’s the love...
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Police Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Collision in Charles County That Injures Five and Sends One to Trauma Center

Police Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Collision in Charles County That Injures Five and Sends One to Trauma Center

On Sunday, September 20, 2020, at approximately 1:00 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Port Tobacco Road in the area of Aurelia Place in Port Tobacco, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with subjects trapped and one vehicle on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved in...
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Maryland Democratic Party and Delegate Brian Crosby Releases Statement on Voter Suppression in St. Mary’s County

Maryland Democratic Party and Delegate Brian Crosby Releases Statement on Voter Suppression in St. Mary’s County

The Maryland Democratic Party Chair Yvette Lewis, and Delegate Brian Crosby (D-St. Mary’s), released the statement below following the revelation that St. Mary’s County will only have a single early voting location. This is voter suppression, plain and simple,” said Chair Yvette Lewis, and Del. Brian Crosby. “Voting is the fundamental principle of democracy;...
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Maryland Woman Becomes First on the East Coast to be Treated with ZAP-X, a New Non-Surgical Cancer-Fighting Radiation Therapy

Maryland Woman Becomes First on the East Coast to be Treated with ZAP-X, a New Non-Surgical Cancer-Fighting Radiation Therapy

A Maryland woman has become the first patient on the East Coast of the United States to receive treatment with a new, non-surgical radiation therapy for brain tumors. Zap-X® Gyroscopic Radiosurgery™ is now available at the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute (MGCI) at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center. “For many primary and metastatic brain tumors,...
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Blue Crabs Announce Halloween Event with Trick or Treating, Pumpkin Painting, and Disney’s Coco on Saturday, October 24, 2020

Blue Crabs Announce Halloween Event with Trick or Treating, Pumpkin Painting, and Disney’s Coco on Saturday, October 24, 2020

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs announced a Halloween event scheduled for Saturday, October 24th from 1PM through 5PM at Regency Furniture Stadium. The event will follow social distancing guidelines and will feature trick or treating, Disney’s Coco, as well as a Pumpkin Patch and pumpkin painting. Tickets are $10 each, and can be purchased...
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VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces Expanded Capacity for Indoor Dining Beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM

VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces Expanded Capacity for Indoor Dining Beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Governor Larry Hogan today marked the beginning of the state’s first-ever Maryland Restaurant Week by announcing expanded capacity for indoor dining. Effective Monday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m., capacity for indoor operations at restaurants may increase from 50 to 75 percent, with appropriate distancing, and following strict public health requirements consistent with the CDC,...
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Anne Arundel County Police Seeking Wanted Murder Suspect After Shooting in Glen Burnie

Anne Arundel County Police Seeking Wanted Murder Suspect After Shooting in Glen Burnie

UPDATE: On Saturday, September 12, 2020, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Anne Arundel County Police responded to the 500 block of Delaware Avenue in Glen Burnie for the report of a fight. When officers arrived, they found a subject deceased lying in the street suffering from an apparent gunshot wound(s). The deceased subject was identified as...
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Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect at California Walmart

Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect at California Walmart

The Leonardtown Barrack is requesting assistance from the public in identifying the person in the picture below in reference to a theft investigation at Walmart on September 14, 2020 If you can identify this person, or have information related to the crime, please contact Tfc A. Piscopo-Bann at (301) 475-8955 and refer to case...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Vandalism Suspect in California

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Vandalism Suspect in California

On Tuesday, September, 15, 2020, at 9:45 p.m., the suspect broke the victim’s bedroom window and windows of the victim’s vehicles by shooting them out with a BB gun at the 22900 block of Sycamore Hollow Drive in California. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or this incident is asked to...
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Governor Hogan Announces Third Consecutive Year of Lower Individual Health Insurance Premiums

Governor Hogan Announces Third Consecutive Year of Lower Individual Health Insurance Premiums

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland Insurance Commissioner Kathleen A. Birrane has approved an average 11.9% premium rate decrease for individual health insurance plans with an effective date of January 1, 2021. This means that for the third consecutive year, all individual insurance rates in Maryland under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will...
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