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Police Identify Body of 52-Year-Old Woman Found in Lexington Park

Police Identify Body of 52-Year-Old Woman Found in Lexington Park

UPDATE 6/14/2024: On Thursday, June 13, 2024, police responded to a 911 report of a subject not breathing. Upon arriving at the scene at the 21000 block of FDR Boulevard in Lexington Park, the deceased body of a woman, identified as Erica Christina Drinks, 52, was found in a shed on the property. Detectives...
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La Plata Police Officers Seize Handgun, Methamphetamine, Phencyclidine (PCP), Cocaine, Marijuana, and Suspected Drug Proceeds

La Plata Police Officers Seize Handgun, Methamphetamine, Phencyclidine (PCP), Cocaine, Marijuana, and Suspected Drug Proceeds

On June 4, 2024, at approximately 5:29 p.m., officers responded to check the welfare of two individuals sitting at a traffic light in a vehicle on Crain Highway at Heritage Green Parkway. Upon arrival, officers located two individuals suffering from a phencyclidine (PCP) overdose. The two were transported to the hospital for medical intervention....
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UPDATE: DC Man Charged with Falsely Reporting Armed Robbery at Dunkirk Safeway Gas Pumps

UPDATE: DC Man Charged with Falsely Reporting Armed Robbery at Dunkirk Safeway Gas Pumps

UPDATE: On June 6, 2024, Brian Arnell Hall, 35 of Washington D.C., was charged with three counts of Making a False Statement to a Law Enforcement Officer On June 4, 2024, Hall contacted 911 to report a robbery at gunpoint. Dispatch records indicate that Hall spoke a dispatcher, who noted Hall’s apparent frustration and...
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Southern Maryland News Net Employee Extinguishes Car Fire in Great Mills

Southern Maryland News Net Employee Extinguishes Car Fire in Great Mills

On June 12, 2024, at approximately 7:50 pm, a vehicle fire was reported on Chancellors Run Road in the area of Buck Hewitt Road. An employee from Southern Maryland News Net arrived on scene a few minutes after dispatch and located a Hyundai Tucson on the side of the road with a fire in...
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Greater Baden Opening Primary Care Clinic in Lexington Park

Greater Baden Opening Primary Care Clinic in Lexington Park

With support from the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD), Greater Baden Medical Services (GBMS) will establish a new primary care health clinic in the winter of 2024. The primary care clinic will serve both adults and children and will be located at 21729 Great Mills Road, Suite C, Lexington Park, MD 20653. GBMS,...
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No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Fire in Leonardtown

No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Fire in Leonardtown

On Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at 3:01 p.m., police and firefighters responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Chingville Road in Leonardtown, for the reported vehicle on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find all occupants out of the vehicle with the vehicle on fire. 9 firefighters from Second District VFD&RS...
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No Injuries Reported After Utility Worker Strikes Underground Electrical Line, Power Outages Reported in California Area

No Injuries Reported After Utility Worker Strikes Underground Electrical Line, Power Outages Reported in California Area

On Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at approximately 1:20 p.m., fire and emergency medical personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and MacArthur Boulevard, for the reported transformer fire with one injured. Crews arrived on the scene to find a utility worker had struck an underground electrical line which electrocuted him and fried...
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UPDATE: Three Men Charged After Maryland State Trooper is Struck After Theft and Pursuit in Calvert County

UPDATE: Three Men Charged After Maryland State Trooper is Struck After Theft and Pursuit in Calvert County

UPDATE 6/12/2024 @1:15 p.m.:  The injured Trooper was flown by Maryland State Police Aviation Trooper 2 to R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was evaluated, treated, and has since been released. Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Det. Mudd with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office at...
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St. Mary’s County: Time to Register for Summer Camps & School Age Care!

St. Mary’s County: Time to Register for Summer Camps & School Age Care!

St. Mary’s County Government’s Department of Recreation & Parks announced the opening of registration for Summer Fun Camps and School Age Care programs for the 2024-25 school year. St. Mary’s County Recreation & Parks offers a variety of summer camps for children, ranging from age 4 through rising 10th graders. Summer Fun Day Camps...
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Chesapeake Life Center Programs for Children and Teenagers

Chesapeake Life Center Programs for Children and Teenagers

Chesapeake Life Center has more than 30 years of experience using fun and friendship to help grieving children find a path to healing. Here is what is planned for children and teens through September: Family Day on the Farm: Grieving families can explore their loss with expertly trained horses during Family Day at the...
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26 Law Enforcement Officers Graduate from University of Maryland’s DUI Institute

26 Law Enforcement Officers Graduate from University of Maryland’s DUI Institute

Last week, 26 officers from 18 law enforcement agencies across the state graduated from the University of Maryland’s DUI Institute, a rigorous 40-hour program that develops leaders in the enforcement of alcohol-impaired driving laws. The award-winning program, created in 2003, was developed by the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MVA) Highway Safety...
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Chesapeake Life Center Offering Adult Grief Support Programs Meeting This Summer

Chesapeake Life Center Offering Adult Grief Support Programs Meeting This Summer

Chesapeake Life Center will offer a variety of grief support groups for adults that will be meeting this summer. Groups will meet in person at locations in Anne Arundel, Calvert and Prince George’s counties as well as virtually. The following grief support groups will meet in person: Drop-In Grief Support Groups are open to...
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Washington D.C. Man Arrested After False Report of Armed Robbery in Dunkirk

Washington D.C. Man Arrested After False Report of Armed Robbery in Dunkirk

On Tuesday, June 4, 2024, around 10:30 a.m., the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an alleged armed robbery at the Safeway Gas Pumps located at 10276 Southern MD Blvd in Dunkirk. The report was filed by Brian Arnell Hall, 35 of Washington D.C., who claimed that an unknown suspect had approached...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Invites Charles County Residents to Participate in 2024 Citizens Police Academy

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Invites Charles County Residents to Participate in 2024 Citizens Police Academy

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for its 2024 Citizens Police Academy (CPA) class. This 12-week program will begin in September 2024 and will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. through early December, except Wednesday, November 27. The classes will be held in various locations, including...
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Neighbors Save Two Trapped Residents in Mechanicsville Fire, State Fire Marshal Investigating

Neighbors Save Two Trapped Residents in Mechanicsville Fire, State Fire Marshal Investigating

UPDATE 6/11/2024: Neighbors used ladders to rescue both trapped occupants from the second floor prior to the arrival of firefighters. Three cats were also removed, one is missing. No injuries were reported. The American Red Cross was not requested, family and friends are assisting the displaced residents. Firefighters placed the fire under control within...
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Commission on Public Health Hosts Maryland Secretary of Health, Discusses Importance of Health Equity and Primary Care

Commission on Public Health Hosts Maryland Secretary of Health, Discusses Importance of Health Equity and Primary Care

The Maryland Commission on Public Health held its June monthly meeting on Thursday, June 6, at the Baltimore County Department of Health. As part of its mandate to study the Maryland public health system at state and local levels, the Commission invited Dr. Laura Herrera Scott, Secretary of Health for the Maryland Department of...
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Father Charged in Connection to Death of His 2-Year-Old Son

Father Charged in Connection to Death of His 2-Year-Old Son

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit charged a father in connection with the death of his two-year-old son. The victim is Kayceson Barkley of Oxon Hill. His father, 32-year-old Lance Harrison of Oxon Hill, is charged with child abuse resulting in death, child abuse 1st and 2nd degree, assault 1st and 2nd...
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14-Year-Old Succumbs to Injuries After Triple Shooting, Police Seeking Leads and Information

14-Year-Old Succumbs to Injuries After Triple Shooting, Police Seeking Leads and Information

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is now leading the investigation into a recent shooting that occurred in the city of District Heights. One of the victims has died of her injuries. She is 14-year-old Khamya Ferrell of Suitland. Two adults were also injured in the shooting. Their injuries are not considered...
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CCSO Invites Charles County Residents to Participate in 2024 Citizens Police Academy

CCSO Invites Charles County Residents to Participate in 2024 Citizens Police Academy

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for its 2024 Citizens Police Academy (CPA) class. This 12-week program will begin in September 2024 and will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. through early December, except Wednesday, November 27. The classes will be held in various locations, including...
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Police in Calvert County Investigating Pedestrian Crash in Chesapeake Beach That Killed Owings Man

Police in Calvert County Investigating Pedestrian Crash in Chesapeake Beach That Killed Owings Man

On June 4, 2024, at 9:23 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Patrol Bureau responded to the area of Maryland Rt. 260 and Paris Pines Court in Chesapeake Beach, for the report of a serious motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. Due to the circumstances, the Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the scene...
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Drayden African American Schoolhouse Offering Open Houses for Juneteenth

Drayden African American Schoolhouse Offering Open Houses for Juneteenth

St. Mary’s County Government’s Museum Division, in partnership with the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions (UCAC), will be offering free open houses for visitors and the community at the Drayden African American Schoolhouse for Juneteenth from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2024; Sunday, June 16, 2024; and Wednesday, June 19,...
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UPDATE: 2-Alarm Apartment Fire in Waldorf Injures 2 Firefighters and Displaces 10 Residents

UPDATE: 2-Alarm Apartment Fire in Waldorf Injures 2 Firefighters and Displaces 10 Residents

UPDATE 6/10/2024: On Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 10:32 a.m., firefighters responded to 6016 New Forest Court in Waldorf, for the structure fire, Firefighters located a 2-story apartment complex on fire. The owner is identified as New Forest Complex with the estimated loss of structure being valued at $400,000.00 Two firefighters suffered non-life threatening...
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Sports Wagering Only Contributes Nearly $7 Million to the State During May 2024

Sports Wagering Only Contributes Nearly $7 Million to the State During May 2024

Maryland’s sports wagering market generated $6,991,225 in contributions to the state from a handle of $431,528,137 during May 2024. Sports wagering contributions go to the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Fund, which supports public education programs. The $6.9 million contribution to the state in May 2024 was the second-best single-month total and represented a 50.3%...
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Two Lexington Park Men Arrested After Traffic Stop in Calvert – Police Find Drugs and Loaded Gun

Two Lexington Park Men Arrested After Traffic Stop in Calvert – Police Find Drugs and Loaded Gun

On May 29, 2024, at approximately 10:50 PM, Deputy DeSantis of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation along S. Solomons Island Road in the area of Flag Ponds Parkway in Lusby. Contact was made with the driver, Leroy Robert White, 67 of Lexington Park,...
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UPDATE: Deputies Recover Stolen Gun and Drugs from Stolen Vehicle That Crashed After High Speed Chase

UPDATE: Deputies Recover Stolen Gun and Drugs from Stolen Vehicle That Crashed After High Speed Chase

UPDATE 6/10/2024: On May 27, 2024, at 1:02 a.m., Calvert County Patrol Bureau deputies were alerted to a tag reader referencing a stolen vehicle traveling eastbound on Route 260 from Rt. 4 in Dunkirk. The vehicle, a blue Audi A7 was confirmed to be stolen and was located by DFC Idol travelling over 100...
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