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UPDATE: Police Charge 17-Year-Old from Waldorf with Murder of Teen in Bryans Road

UPDATE: Police Charge 17-Year-Old from Waldorf with Murder of Teen in Bryans Road

UPDATE 2/19/2020 @ 7:15 p.m.: On February 19, 2020, detectives  from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office arrested Darryl Edward Freeman, 17, of Waldorf, in connection with the homicide of Bradley Alan Brown, 17, who was shot and killed on February 18, 2020, in the 3100 block of Warehouse Landing Road in Bryans Road. While...
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Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Garage Fire in Dunkirk

Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Garage Fire in Dunkirk

On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at approximately 3:50 p.m., firefighters in Calvert, Anne Arundel and Prince Georges County responded to 1810 Inverness Way in Dunkirk, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find smoke showing from a 2-story detached garage The units quickly knocked down the fire and checked...
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Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 2020 Promotional Schedule

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 2020 Promotional Schedule

As single game tickets go on sale, the Blue Crabs are excited to announce their 2020 promotional schedule. Southern Maryland’s hometown team will unveil a plethora of brand-new promotions in addition to some old favorites over the course of the team’s 13 homestands, 72 home games, and of course the 2020 Atlantic League All-Star...
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One Injured After Tractor Trailer Overturns in California

One Injured After Tractor Trailer Overturns in California

On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at approximately 11:35 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Three Notch Road and St. Andrews Church Road in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident with a tractor trailer overturned. Crews arrived on the scene to find a semi-truck and trailer overturned in the roadway. The single...
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Millersville Man Receives 15 Years in Overdose Death of 16-Year-Old

Millersville Man Receives 15 Years in Overdose Death of 16-Year-Old

The Honorable Donna Schaeffer sentenced Jason Patton Baker, 46, of Millersville to 15 years in prison in the death of 16-year-old Josiah Klaes announced Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess. The teenager died from the lethal drugs Baker knowingly sold to the minor. Baker was found guilty by a jury of one...
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Federal Jury Trial Begins Today for Waldorf Man Charged with Distributing Fentanyl Resulting in Death

Federal Jury Trial Begins Today for Waldorf Man Charged with Distributing Fentanyl Resulting in Death

UPDATE 2/18/2020: A federal jury trial begins today in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Maryland, before U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel, in the case of Rodney Mondell Coby, a/k/a “Cuz,” age 31, of Waldorf, who is charged with two counts of distribution of fentanyl resulting in death. Coby is also charged with possession with...
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Police Arrest One Suspect After Stabbing Teen in the Face at St. Charles Town Center / Search Continues for Second Suspect:

Police Arrest One Suspect After Stabbing Teen in the Face at St. Charles Town Center / Search Continues for Second Suspect:

On Sunday, February 16, 2020, at approximately 4:55 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the St Charles Towne Center in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival they located a 16-year-old male with a stab wound to his face. A preliminary investigation revealed the victim and suspects had...
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44-Year-Old Nanjemoy Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

44-Year-Old Nanjemoy Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Accokeek early Saturday morning. The victim is 44-year-old David Vargas Jr. of Nanjemoy, MD. On February 15, 2020, at approximately 5:00 am, officers responded to the 17500 block of Indian Head Highway for a single-vehicle collision. The...
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District Heights Man Arrested After Attempted Home Invasion in Lexington Park

District Heights Man Arrested After Attempted Home Invasion in Lexington Park

On Sunday, February 16, 2020, at approximately 3:00 a.m., police responded to the 21000 block of Manon Way in Lexington Park, for the reported disturbance. Police arrived on the scene to find a black male arrived at the victims residence and started making threats of violence along with attempts to enter The suspect was...
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The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Announces Retirement of Three K-9 Partners

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Announces Retirement of Three K-9 Partners

The CCSO family is proud to announce the retirement of three of our K-9 partners last week: K-9 Ryker is an 8 year old Belgian Malinois trained in Patrol/Narcotic Detection. He served with PFC Darin Behm from July 2012 to February 2020. K-9 Max is an 8 year old Dutch Shepherd trained in Patrol/Narcotics...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Two New K-9 Partners!

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Two New K-9 Partners!

We would like to welcome our two newest partners, K-9 Colt and K-9 Baba Yaga, who graduated last week from their training which began on August 9! K-9 Colt is a 2 years old Belgian Malinois and is trained in Patrol/Explosive and Weapon Detection. He will work alongside his handler, PFC Darin Behm. K-9...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Crash on Old Washington Road in Waldorf, After Suspects Flee from Officer

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Crash on Old Washington Road in Waldorf, After Suspects Flee from Officer

On February 15, shortly before 2 a.m., a patrol officer responded to the area of Larkspur Court in Waldorf for the report of loud music and two males loitering inside a car. When the officer arrived, he exited his cruiser and approached the vehicle on foot. Upon seeing the officer, the subjects fled. A...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Thanks Its Partners in WARM Program

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Thanks Its Partners in WARM Program

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office thanks its numerous community partners for their continued assistance in the WARM program (Wrapping Arms ‘Round Many), a local winter emergency sheltering program. The Mission, Trinity Episcopal Church, the Three Oaks Center, the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary, Texas Roadhouse and Target have all provided additional assistance...
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Prince Georges County Police Department Investigating Off-Duty Deputy Involved Shooting in Bowie

Prince Georges County Police Department Investigating Off-Duty Deputy Involved Shooting in Bowie

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a shooting involving an off-duty Prince George’s County Sheriff’s deputy. This incident occurred in the City of Bowie Wednesday morning. On February 12, 2020, at approximately 1:30 am, City of Bowie officers responded to Dunleigh Drive for reports of three suspects tampering with vehicles. City of...
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Public Encouraged to Donate Non-Perishable Food Items for Local Soup Kitchen Spring Break Program in Exchange for Free Admission to County Museums

Public Encouraged to Donate Non-Perishable Food Items for Local Soup Kitchen Spring Break Program in Exchange for Free Admission to County Museums

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division is once again partnering with St. Mary’s Caring Soup Kitchen, the only full-time soup kitchen in Southern Maryland, to help feed residents (most especially local children) in need during St. Mary’s County Spring Break week through their “Feed the Families” program, which provides groceries for the poorest families...
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Hogan Administration Announces 22% Decline in Opioid Prescriptions Since 2017

Hogan Administration Announces 22% Decline in Opioid Prescriptions Since 2017

The number of opioid prescriptions in Maryland has dropped by more than 22% since 2017, with nearly 20% fewer patients receiving opiates during the same period, the Hogan administration announced today. This decrease is attributed in part to an electronic prescription tracking system known as the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). The PDMP—operated by...
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The Calvert Marine Museum Hosting Free Lecture “The Inconspicuous Lives of Ancient Insects” on Saturday, February 22, 2020

The Calvert Marine Museum Hosting Free Lecture  “The Inconspicuous Lives of Ancient Insects” on Saturday, February 22, 2020

The Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) Fossil Club welcomes guest speaker Sarah Augusta “Gussie” Maccracken for a free lecture entitled, “The Inconspicuous Lives of Ancient Insects: Fossil Evidence of Insect Herbivory on Plants.” Join us on Saturday, February 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the CMM Harms Gallery and learn how some of the smallest creatures...
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St. Mary’s County Public School Press Releases: Friday, February 14, 2020

St. Mary’s County Public School Press Releases: Friday, February 14, 2020

ST. MARY’S COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ ETHICS PANEL APPOINTMENT ANNOUNCED Superintendent of Schools, Dr. J. Scott Smith, announces the Ethics Panel appointment made by the Board of Education at its meeting on February 12, 2020, as follows: Mr. Roy H. Alvey, Valley, Lee, Maryland. Mr. Alvey is a military veteran who worked for many years...
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NAS Patuxent River to Hold PFAS Information Open House on Tuesday, March 3, 2020

NAS Patuxent River to Hold PFAS Information Open House on Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Residents in the vicinity of NAS Patuxent River and other interested parties are invited to attend a public information meeting to learn about the Navy’s assessment of on-base surveys of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The Navy has developed a protective policy to assess certain PFAS on and in the vicinity of installations which...
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No Injuries Reported After Large Residence Under Renovation in Accokeek Found Fully Engulfed, State Fire Marshal Currently Investigating

No Injuries Reported After Large Residence Under Renovation in Accokeek Found Fully Engulfed, State Fire Marshal Currently Investigating

On Thursday, February 13, 2020, at approximately 6:00 a.m., firefighters in Prince Georges County and surrounding counties responded to 2101 Springvale Court in Accokeek, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a large one story residence fully engulfed in fire, and requested additional tankers. Firefighters operated on the...
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Minor Injuries Reported After Head-on Collision Involving Oil Truck in Mechanicsville

Minor Injuries Reported After Head-on Collision Involving Oil Truck in Mechanicsville

On Thursday, February 13, 2020, at approximately 2:55 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of North Sandgates Road and Cat Creek Road in Mechanicsville, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one subject trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two vehicle collision with one vehicle being...
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Calvert Woman Who Robbed Two Banks in St. Mary’s County Arrested – She did it Before in Virginia

Calvert Woman Who Robbed Two Banks in St. Mary’s County Arrested – She did it Before in Virginia

Angela Marie Roselee Fitzhugh-Hill, 41, of St. Leonard, was arrested and charged with the following: Robbery (2 Counts) Armed Robbery (2 Counts) Threat of Arson (2 Counts) Theft: $1,500 to Under $25,000 (2 Counts) Assault – Second Degree (2 Counts) On Thursday, February 13, 2020, at approximately 10:10 a.m., police responded to the M&T...
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Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Attic Fire at Daly’s Fresh Seafood in Mechanicsville

Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Attic Fire at Daly’s Fresh Seafood in Mechanicsville

On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at approximately 5:30 p.m., firefighters from Hollywood, Mechanicsville and Bay District responded to 27421 North Sandgates Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported structure fire. A firefighter from Hollywood called in advising he was on the scene with fire showing from the second floor of a commercial building, and was...
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Man Transported to Hospital After Overdosing While Driving in California

Man Transported to Hospital After Overdosing While Driving in California

On Monday, February 10, 2020, at approximately 3:55 p.m., police and emergency medical personnel responded to the rear of the Walmart in California, for the possible overdose in a vehicle. Police arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle in the rear of the parking lot, with the single male occupant unconscious, and...
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One Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

One Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

On Thursday, February 13, 2020, at approximately 1:40 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Gate 2, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway involved in a t-bone style collision, with the driver...
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