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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Sobriety Checkpoint Friday, September 23, 2022

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Sobriety Checkpoint Friday, September 23, 2022

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the Hughesville area tonight, September 23, 2022. This checkpoint is grant funded through the Maryland Highway Safety Office.
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Assault and Reckless Endangerment

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Assault and Reckless Endangerment

On September 22, 2022, at 5:12 a.m. Deputy Fleenor responded to the 21900 block of Baja Lane in Lexington Park, for the reported shots fired. Contact was made with the victim who advised Reginald Tre Brown, age 31 of Lexington Park, arrived at the residence in a vehicle and brandished a shotgun. Brown pointed...
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UPDATE: Second Man Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder of 17-Year-Old in Bryans Road

UPDATE: Second Man Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder of 17-Year-Old in Bryans Road

UPDATE 9/23/2022: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, a Charles County jury, after an 8-day trial and less than a day of deliberation, convicted Mikayle Tahed Qawwee, 21, of Waldorf, of the First-Degree Murder and Armed Robbery of Bradley Brown, as well as related charges. On...
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Non-Specific Threats Under Investigation By The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Non-Specific Threats Under Investigation By The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating non-specific and generalized threats of violence regarding the St. Mary’s County Fair and public high school football games and other school activities. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office wants to assure the public our agency has numerous uniformed deputies and staff monitoring and working the...
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Maryland Retired School Personnel Association Offers Mini Grants for Classroom Teachers

Maryland Retired School Personnel Association Offers Mini Grants for Classroom Teachers

Classroom teachers can apply for one of six mini grants offered by the Maryland Retired School Personnel Association (MRSPA). The mini grants — awarding up to $300 per teacher — may be used on special projects or activities that are not funded through the school system, PTA or PTSO. Last school year, Emily Leedy,...
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Calvert Teen Hits Big Following Her Fathers Footsteps! Collegebound Player is Putting $50,000 Prize Toward Tuition

Calvert Teen Hits Big Following Her Fathers Footsteps! Collegebound Player is Putting $50,000 Prize Toward Tuition

New Southern Maryland player follows in dad’s footsteps, scores top prize on Bonus Match 5 She started playing a few months ago after turning 18, but the Calvert County resident is well aware that big wins are rare after years of watching her dad play Maryland Lottery games. A $50,045 top-prize Bonus Match 5...
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Charles County Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maryland in La Plata on Friday, September 23, 2022!

Charles County Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maryland in La Plata on Friday, September 23, 2022!

The Charles County Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maryland will begin at 9 a.m. at Texas Roadhouse in La Plata on Friday, September 23, 2022. (located at 103 Drury Dr, La Plata, MD 20646) We will assemble for our annual group photo at 8:45 a.m. No registration is required, just wear this...
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La Plata Police Department Hosting Faith & Blue Event on October 8, 2022

La Plata Police Department Hosting Faith & Blue Event on October 8, 2022

The La Plata Police Department will join over 750 other law enforcement agencies nationwide hosting a Faith & Blue Event. LPPD’s event will be held on October 8th at Wills Park from Noon-3:00 p.m. Please come out and join us and several of our faith-based partners. Faith & Blue was inaugurated in 2020 by...
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Charles County Detectives Arrest 18-Year-Old Waldorf Teen for Shooting of 13-Year Old in July of 2022, Police Recover Two Firearms

Charles County Detectives Arrest 18-Year-Old Waldorf Teen for Shooting of 13-Year Old in July of 2022, Police Recover Two Firearms

On July 18, 2022, at 11:52 p.m., officers from the La Plata Police Department and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 300 block of Jennie Run Drive in La Plata for the report of a shooting. The initial investigation revealed the victim was standing in the area of Caroline Drive when an...
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75th Annual St. Mary’s County Fair is Back in Town! From September 22 – 25

75th Annual St. Mary’s County Fair is Back in Town! From September 22 – 25

It’s that time again! Load the family in the car and head over to the 2022 St. Mary’s County Fair for four days of excitement with rides, food, vendors, and so much more! Take in the sounds and sights of livestock readying for judging, the enjoyment of dance troupes, the aroma of carnival food,...
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Police Investigating One Victim and One Suspect Shot and Killed in Home Invasion

Police Investigating One Victim and One Suspect Shot and Killed in Home Invasion

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating the circumstances of a double fatal shooting inside of a home in the city of Hyattsville shortly after midnight. At approximately 12:20 a.m., officers with the Hyattsville Police Department were dispatched to the report of a burglary in progress at the home in the...
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MDOT Releases Record $19.9 Billion Draft Six-Year Capital Budget Plan

MDOT Releases Record $19.9 Billion Draft Six-Year Capital Budget Plan

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) released its Draft Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP) for fiscal years 2023 to 2028, outlining a record $19.9 billion six-year investment to replace and repair aging infrastructure, expand transit opportunities, assist Maryland’s economic recovery and preserve and expand the state’s transportation network. The Draft FY 2023-2028 CTP is nearly...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – September 20, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – September 20, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners recognized Constitution Week, International Underground Railroad Month and National Senior Activity Center Month with Proclamations. John Richards, President of the St....
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Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Win Playoff Opener

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Win Playoff Opener

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs opened the North Division Championship Series with a victory in game one over the Lancaster Barnstormers, 2-1. Daryl Thompson (W, 1-0) led the way for Southern Maryland, allowing only one run on three hits in the process. Meanwhile, the Blue Crabs notched nine hits at the plate in the...
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Call for Suspicious Person in Waldorf Leads to Recovery of Stolen Handgun From Convicted Felon

Call for Suspicious Person in Waldorf Leads to Recovery of Stolen Handgun From Convicted Felon

On September 13 at 3:27 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3000 block of Gallery Place in Waldorf to check on the welfare of a man lying in the hallway of an apartment building. When officers arrived, they observed the man on the ground and a round (ammunition) next...
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Loaded Firearm and Quantity of Marijuana Recovered During Traffic Stop in Bryans Road

Loaded Firearm and Quantity of Marijuana Recovered During Traffic Stop in Bryans Road

On September 18 at 4:14 p.m., a patrol officer from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the area of Indian Head Highway and Metropolitan Church Road, in Bryans Road after observing a speeding violation. Upon approaching the car, the officer detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana. Investigation revealed several...
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Police Arrest Woman in Chesapeake Beach for Disorderly Conduct

Police Arrest Woman in Chesapeake Beach for Disorderly Conduct

On September 18, 2022, Deputy First Class Idol of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 6100 block of 6th Street in Chesapeake Beach, for a medical emergency. Deputies arrived on the scene to find a male subject laying on the front porch and a female identified as Dorthy Elizabeth Pulanco, 28 of...
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Upper Marlboro Man Arrested for Shoplifting at Safeway in Prince Frederick

Upper Marlboro Man Arrested for Shoplifting at Safeway in Prince Frederick

On September 15, 2022, Deputy McCourt of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Safeway located at 80 W. Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick, for the report of a theft that had already occurred. The complainant advised a male entered the store, stuffed multiple food items into his backpack, and fled the...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested with Stolen Handgun

Lexington Park Man Arrested with Stolen Handgun

On September 20, 2022, Deputy First Class Wimberly of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted a vehicle stop in the 21900 block of Spring Valley Drive in Lexington Park. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Rondell James Thompson, age 23 of Lexington Park. During the vehicle stop, Thompson proceeded to drive...
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23 Emergency Naloxone (NARCAN) Boxes Placed Throughout St. Mary’s County to Help Prevent Fatal Overdoses

23 Emergency Naloxone (NARCAN) Boxes Placed Throughout St. Mary’s County to Help Prevent Fatal Overdoses

International Overdose Awareness Day is observed annually on August 31st to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. This year, in honor of...
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Maryland State Fire Marshal Welcomes New Explosives Detection Canine Team Graduates

Maryland State Fire Marshal Welcomes New Explosives Detection Canine Team Graduates

The Office of the State Fire Marshal added a new member to its roster. K-9 “Paulie” and her partner, Senior Deputy State Fire Marshal Chris McIntyre, graduated from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives National Canine Division Training Center in Front Royal, Virginia. K-9 Paulie, a 17-month-old Labrador retriever, has been conditioned...
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Department of Public Works and Transportation Announce Public Meeting for Southampton Revitalization Project on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Department of Public Works and Transportation Announce Public Meeting for Southampton Revitalization Project on Thursday, September 29, 2022

The Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) and the Metropolitan Commission (MetCom), per Section 113-5 of the St. Mary’s County Code, will hold a Public Information Meeting – Open House format Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Carver Recreation Center, at 47382 Lincoln Ave., Lexington Park, to...
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October 2022 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

October 2022 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Let the festivities begin! Come join us in celebrating the Patuxent River during PRAD and help teach future generations of its importance. To commemorate CMM’s 50th Anniversary, we invite you to attend the glamourous Bugeye Ball on October 15th. For information on these events and more visit: www.calvertmarinemuseum.com  Wednesday through Friday, the month of...
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Police Arrest Washington D.C Man Linked to Multiple Sexual Assaults and Robberies in Prince George’s County, Detectives Seeking Further Victims and Information

Police Arrest Washington D.C Man Linked to Multiple Sexual Assaults and Robberies in Prince George’s County, Detectives Seeking Further Victims and Information

The Prince George’s County Police Department identified, located and arrested a suspect linked to a sexual assault and an attempted sexual assault in District Heights late last week. The suspect is 36-year-old Sean Lorenzo Tolbert of Washington, DC. Tolbert is also charged with inappropriately touching six women at a mall last Tuesday and attempting...
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25th Autumn Wine Tasting and Silent Auction a Roaring Success! Over $200,000 Raised for Charles Regional Medical Center’s Modernization Project

25th Autumn Wine Tasting and Silent Auction a Roaring Success! Over $200,000 Raised for Charles Regional Medical Center’s Modernization Project

On September 10, 2022, the Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation’s Annual Autumn Wine Tasting and Silent Auction returned in-person to the historic Port Tobacco Courthouse for its 25th annual event to much excitement. This local favorite saw over 1,200 guests enjoying wine samplings, specialty beverages, an open bar and cuisine stations from some of...
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