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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Employees Awarded for Decades of Service

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Employees Awarded for Decades of Service

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County congratulated several long-serving employees on Tuesday, April 23, 2018, including many who have spent their careers at the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. 10 years of service: Charles Holzberger, court security officer; Cpl. Timothy Snyder; Correctional Officer Sgt. Lindsay Irvin; Cpl. Glen Knott and Cpl. Brandon Foor were...
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Second Time’s the Charm for Charles County Powerball Player

Second Time’s the Charm for Charles County Powerball Player

Lawrence “Gene” Shontere, Jr. is a very lucky Maryland Lottery player. The Indian Head resident, who just claimed a $50,000 Powerball prize, won big with the second Lottery ticket he’s ever bought. A $10 quick-pick ticket for the March 13 drawing delivered the game’s third-tier prize. A member of Hawthorne Country Club in La...
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Cox Assumes Command of NAS Patuxent River

Cox Assumes Command of NAS Patuxent River

Capt. Christopher Cox assumed command of Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River in a change of command ceremony April 11 at Air Test and Evaluation (VX) 20’s Hangar 306. Cox’s role as NAS commanding officer follows his service, since Aug. 31, 2017, as the air station’s executive officer, a position that falls under the...
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Charles County Middle School Instructional Assistant Charged with Sex Offenses

Charles County Middle School Instructional Assistant Charged with Sex Offenses

On Thursday, April 18, 2019, detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division arrested a former instructional assistant at Mattawoman Middle School in connection with making inappropriate comments to a female student and having inappropriate contact with another female student. Anthony Tyrone Williams, Jr., 23, of Waldorf, was arrested at his residence...
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Lusby Woman to be Charged with Disorderly Conduct After Incident at Calvert County Health Department

Lusby Woman to be Charged with Disorderly Conduct After Incident at Calvert County Health Department

On Monday, March 25, 2019, at approximately 2:00 p.m, Trooper First Class S. Lewis of the Maryland State Police, Prince Frederick Barrack responded to the Calvert County Health Department in Prince Frederick, for a lobby panic alarm. The Control Center announced that there is an unruly patient at the pharmacy. When police approached the...
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Dog Blamed After Vehicle Drives Into Townhouse in California

Dog Blamed After Vehicle Drives Into Townhouse in California

On Thursday, April 18, 2019, at approximately 4:50 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to 45294 Rumsford Lane in California, for the motor vehicle accident involving a structure. Dispatchers advised all responding units the 911 caller stated her dog had pressed the accelerator of the vehicle while the vehicle was in the driveway...
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11-Year-Old Girl Killed in Go-Kart Accident in Dunkirk

11-Year-Old Girl Killed in Go-Kart Accident in Dunkirk

On Sunday, April 21, 2019, at approximately 11:15 a.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2300 block of Golf Club Drive, in Dunkirk, for a report of a crash involving a motorized go-kart. Upon arrival, deputies and rescue personnel discovered an overturned go-kart with multiple patients on the scene. A...
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Serious Head-on Crash on Easter in Lexington Park Sends Four Patients to Area Hospitals and Trauma Centers

Serious Head-on Crash on Easter in Lexington Park Sends Four Patients to Area Hospitals and Trauma Centers

On Sunday, April 21, 2019, at approximately 2:30 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Poplar Ridge Road and Sivak Way, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway in a head-on style collision, with multiple patients trapped. The incident was...
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Motorcyclist Taken to Area Trauma Center After Easter Sunday Crash on 235 in California

Motorcyclist Taken to Area Trauma Center After Easter Sunday Crash on 235 in California

On Sunday, April 21, 2019, at approximately 12:10 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and St. Andrews Church Road in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle. Crews arrived on scene to find an SUV and a motorcycle in the roadway with the...
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No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Strikes Pole in Ridge

No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Strikes Pole in Ridge

On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at approximately 9:30 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of 49041 Wynne Road in Ridge, for a reported motor vehicle accident involving a single vehicle into a pole. Police arrived on scene and advised they had one patient for a checkup. Firefighters from Ridge located...
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Missing Boater Found Deceased Identified as Calvert County Businessman Randy Barrett

Missing Boater Found Deceased Identified as Calvert County Businessman Randy Barrett

On Friday, April 19, 2019, at approximately 2:00 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the Patuxent River in the area of Broomes Island for the reported open water rescue. Crews were advised an unoccupied boat was found drifting in the Patuxent River. Firefighters, emergency medical services, the U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland Department...
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Minor Injuries Reported After Vehicle Runs into Captain Leonard’s Seafood Restaurant in Mechanicsville

Minor Injuries Reported After Vehicle Runs into Captain Leonard’s Seafood Restaurant in Mechanicsville

On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at approximately 11:10 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded 27240 Morganza Turner Road, in Mechanicsville, for the report of a motor vehicle accident. Police arrived on scene and advised a passenger vehicle had struck Captain Leonard’s Seafood Restaurant. Fire and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and advised...
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Governor Hogan Signs Important Crime and Public Safety Measures Into Law

Governor Hogan Signs Important Crime and Public Safety Measures Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan signed into law several important measures to improve public safety. These are among 195 bills the governor signed today alongside Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne Jones. “We are very proud to enact these critical public safety measures to continue to make our state safer,” said...
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Two Waldorf Men Arrested for Armed Robbery of Delivery Truck Driver

Two Waldorf Men Arrested for Armed Robbery of Delivery Truck Driver

On Thursday, April 4, 2019, at approximately 2:45 p.m., a delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint by two masked males in the 11800 block of Edmont Place in Waldorf. The males stole packages from the delivery truck and fled on foot. Officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office established a perimeter and K9 officer...
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Suitland Man Arrested for Armed Robbery of Subway in Bryan’s Road

Suitland Man Arrested for Armed Robbery of Subway in Bryan’s Road

On April 9, 2019, at 9:30 p.m., a lone male suspect entered the Subway in Bryan’s Road, implied he had a gun and demanded money. The suspect stole money and fled on foot. An investigation revealed the suspect had previously committed two armed robberies at convenience stores in King George County, VA in March....
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Woman who Defecated on Convenience Store Floor Pleads Guilty to Destruction of Property

UPDATE: Lexington Park Woman who Defecated on Convenience Store Floor Pleads Guilty to Destruction of Property

UPDATE 4/18/2019: On Thursday, April 18, 2019, Raneisha Shantanrio Jones, 31, of Lexington Park, pleaded guilty to a destruction of property charge, after being caught on video defecating on the carpet in a convenience store in July of last year. Jones was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 58 days suspended. Jones was...
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Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Annual Bluegrass Festival Fundraiser

Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Annual Bluegrass Festival Fundraiser

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad will present its annual Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 11 am and the show starts at Noon. The event will be held inside, rain or shine. All proceeds from the day’s event will go toward the Hollywood Volunteer...
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St. Mary’s County Museum Division Announces Access Program for Low-Income Families

St. Mary’s County Museum Division Announces Access Program for  Low-Income Families

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division is pleased to announce that it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. The...
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UPDATE: Substitute Middle School Teacher Found Guilty of Child Sexual Abuse

UPDATE: Substitute Middle School Teacher Found Guilty of Child Sexual Abuse

UPDATE 4/17/2019: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, after five days of trial, a Charles County jury convicted Keith Allan Krikstan, 31 of Waldorf, of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. On January 11, 2018, a detective with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office met with the then...
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UPDATE: Ridge Man Pleads Guilty in Armed Robbery of Woman at ATM in Ridge

UPDATE: Ridge Man Pleads Guilty in Armed Robbery of Woman at ATM in Ridge

UPDATE 4/17/2019: On Friday, April 12, 2019, Victor John Lee Scottland, 30, of Ridge pleaded guilty to the armed robbery that occurred in December of 2018 at an ATM in Ridge. Scottland could face a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. A pre-sentence investigation has been ordered and details of Scottland’s sentence will...
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Intoxicated Hughesville Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Solomons

Intoxicated Hughesville Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Solomons

On April 10, 2019, Deputy Sturdivant, of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Southern Branch Library located in Solomons for a check welfare. It was learned that the suspect had been drinking heavily and stated he fell and injured his face. An attempt to locate the subject was conducted in the...
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Former Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Attempted First-Degree Murder After Ruthless Attack on Wife

Former Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Attempted First-Degree Murder After Ruthless Attack on Wife

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on April 15, 2019, Armando Quispe Rodriguez, 46 of Bryans Road, entered a guilty plea in Charles County Circuit Court, in front of the Honorable Judge Amy J. Bragunier, to the Attempted First-Degree Murder of Keyia Rodriguez. On March 23, 2018, officers responded to a...
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STS Bus Involved in Motor Vehicle Accident in Leonardtown

STS Bus Involved in Motor Vehicle Accident in Leonardtown

On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at approximately 12:35 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Budds Creek Road in Leonardtown, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find an STS Bus and a pick-up truck involved in a t-bone style collision. Firefighters...
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Board of Charles County Commissioners Recognize Volunteer Top Responders

Board of Charles County Commissioners Recognize Volunteer Top Responders

This past week was “National Volunteer Week” and to honor our volunteer fire and EMS members the Charles County Commissioners offered a proclamation and individual “certificates of appreciation” to our “top responders” for both fire and EMS. Pictured are the 1st Place Responders from each station receiving their certificates and the presentation of the...
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WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 4/16/2019

WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 4/16/2019

The following persons are wanted by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit is responsible for the service of criminal and child support warrants as well as criminal summonses issued by the courts. They are also responsible for coordinating extraditions of suspects out of state. If you have information...
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