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14-Year-Old Arrested on Christmas Day After Committing Commercial Burglary in White Plains

14-Year-Old Arrested on Christmas Day After Committing Commercial Burglary in White Plains

On Saturday, December 25, 2021, at 12:26 a.m., patrol officers responded to an intrusion alarm at a business located in the 4500 block of Crain Highway in White Plains. Upon arrival, officers observed a teenager inside the main entrance of the business; he was in the process of cutting a lock to gain further...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting in Waldorf, Multiple Houses Struck by Gunfire

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting in Waldorf, Multiple Houses Struck by Gunfire

On Thursday, December 23, 2021, at 1:17 p.m., officers responded to the 1700 block of Brightwell Court after the homeowner discovered a bullet hole in the corner of her house. Officers canvassed the area and located bullet casings nearby. They also discovered that a house behind the first home had a bullet hole in...
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Authorities Searching for Missing 44-Year-Old Ernie Sigmon in Calvert County / Dares Beach Area

Authorities Searching for Missing 44-Year-Old Ernie Sigmon in Calvert County / Dares Beach Area

On Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at approximately  7:07 p.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the 40000 block of Waterview Drive in Mechanicsville, for the reported overdue boater. The Department of Natural Resources requested a water rescue assignment for an overdue boat who was last heard from on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at 3:12 p.m....
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Charles Regional Medical Center Moves to Crisis Standards of Care Due to COVID-19

Charles Regional Medical Center Moves to Crisis Standards of Care Due to COVID-19

University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center has implemented crisis standards of care (CSC), effective immediately, in response to the substantial increase in COVID-19 positive patients at the La Plata hospital. Since Dec. 18, the number of patients hospitalized with COVID has more than doubled to 34 patients as of Dec. 28. “The current...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Blotter December 28, 2021

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Blotter December 28, 2021

On December 24, 2021, Deputy Krueger responded to the 11200 block of HG Trueman Road in Lusby, MD for report of a traffic complaint. Upon arrival, Deputy Krueger made contact with homeowners of nearby residences who advised an unknown vehicle struck several mailboxes and a hardcover pickup truck bed, leaving vehicle parts and glass...
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Details Released After Police Arrest 21-Year-Old for La Plata Shooting – Two Guns Recovered

Details Released After Police Arrest 21-Year-Old for La Plata Shooting – Two Guns Recovered

UPDATE: On Sunday, May 9, 2021, at approximately 12:25 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Patuxent Court in La Plata for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, a male was found with a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim was transported to a hospital where...
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Police Investigating Another Shooting Complaint in Lexington Park on December 30, 2021

Police Investigating Another Shooting Complaint in Lexington Park on December 30, 2021

On Thursday, December 30, 2021, at approximately 5:40 p.m., police responded to the area of Midway Drive and Hancock Road in Lexington Park, for the reports of shots fired. Police arrived on the scene and found shell casings in the roadway. Witnesses reported hearing at least five gunshots. No known injuries were reported. The...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Christmas Day Burglary in Waldorf

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Christmas Day Burglary in Waldorf

On Saturday, December 25, 2021, at 6:33 p.m., officers responded to the 2700 block of Hammock Court in Waldorf, after the homeowner arrived home and found the front door of her house had been kicked open. After checking the house, it did not appear anything had been stolen. Officers canvassed the area and located...
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Three St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputies Retire with More Than 94 Years of Service

Three St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputies Retire with More Than 94 Years of Service

Sheriff Tim Cameron, the men and women of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, friends and family said farewell on Wednesday to three beloved and tenured officers whose combined service to country and county represents nearly a century of selflessness and dedication to the common good. Lt. Michael Gardiner #33, Sgt. Harold Young #67...
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Police Investigating Shooting in Lexington Park, No Known Injuries Reported

Police Investigating Shooting in Lexington Park, No Known Injuries Reported

On Thursday, December 30, 2021, at approximately 1:52 p.m., police responded to the 46000 block of Robert Leon Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported gunshots actively being fired. Multiple 911 callers reported hearing at least six gunshots and stated there were possibly multiple shooters, and saw multiple subjects running from the area. Police...
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State of Maryland Surpasses 2,000 COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Governor Hogan Provides Update on Ongoing Emergency Actions

State of Maryland Surpasses 2,000 COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Governor Hogan Provides Update on Ongoing Emergency Actions

With Maryland surpassing 2,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide, Governor Larry Hogan today provided Marylanders with an update regarding ongoing emergency actions: “As we have been projecting, our statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations have now reached record levels and surpassed 2,000—a surge driven primarily by unvaccinated patients. It cannot be stressed enough that getting vaccinated and getting boosted are your...
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Charles County Detectives Arrest Wanted La Plata Man Selling Stolen ATV After Owner Finds it for Sale on Social Media Page

Charles County Detectives Arrest Wanted La Plata Man Selling Stolen ATV After Owner Finds it for Sale on Social Media Page

On Wednesday, December 22, 2021, detectives with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office were notified by a victim of a theft that his stolen ATV was listed for sale on a social media page–the vehicle was actually stolen in another county in November. The victim made an offer and the seller arranged to meet him...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit Seeking Whereabouts of Ryan Alexander Heaney, 30, of La Plata

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit Seeking Whereabouts of Ryan Alexander Heaney, 30, of La Plata

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit is seeking the whereabouts of Ryan Alexander Heaney, 30, of La Plata. He currently has three open warrants including a violation of a protective order, telephone misuse, and attempting to purchase a firearm in violation of the protective order. Heaney is 6’0”, 180 lbs., has brown hair...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners to Host Public Forum on Tuesday, January 11, 2021

St. Mary’s County Commissioners to Host Public Forum on Tuesday, January 11, 2021

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County will host a Public Forum Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioner’s meeting room inside the Chesapeake Building, at 41770 Baldridge Street, in Leonardtown. Public Forums provide residents an opportunity to speak directly to the Commissioners on topics of their choosing. Residents may offer appreciation,...
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CalvertHealth Moves to Crisis Protocols in Response to Surge in COVID-19 Cases

CalvertHealth Moves to Crisis Protocols in Response to Surge in COVID-19 Cases

Due to a significant increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations, CalvertHealth is implementing crisis protocols beginning today, December 29. Since December 1, CalvertHealth has experienced a 567% increase in treating admitted COVID patients – from 3 patients in the beginning of December, to 20 today. This rise in COVID patients in addition to the number of...
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Charles County Board of Commissioners Moves Up Public Hearing on Face Coverings

Charles County Board of Commissioners Moves Up Public Hearing on Face Coverings

On Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, the Board of Commissioners, held an emergency meeting in response to the alarming rise in COVID-19 transmissions affecting Charles County. At the meeting, they reintroduced Ordinance 2021-22 as emergency legislation and voted to reschedule the Jan. 12, 2022 Public Hearing on Required Face Coverings to Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, beginning at 4:30...
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No Injuries Reported After Large Barn Fire in Mechanicsville

No Injuries Reported After Large Barn Fire in Mechanicsville

On Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at approximately 8:20 p.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Bay District, Leonardtown, Seventh District, and Charles County responded to the 31500 block of Point Lookout Road in Mechanicsville, for an unknown large structure on fire. Dispatchers advised they have received multiple 911 calls, with all callers reporting a large fire....
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Maryland Property Values Rise 12.0% According to SDAT’s 2022 Reassessment​

Maryland Property Values Rise 12.0% According to SDAT’s 2022 Reassessment​

The Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) announced its 2022 reassessment of 704,430 “Group 1” residential and commercial properties. In Maryland, there are more than 2 million property accounts which are split into three groups, each appraised once every three years. The overall statewide increase for “Group 1” properties was 12.0% over the...
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Temporary Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site to Open December 29, 2021 in Prince Frederick

Temporary Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site to Open December 29, 2021 in Prince Frederick

The Board of County Commissioners announces that a temporary drive-thru COVID-19 testing site for Calvert County residents will be open Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 through Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, Monday through Friday, at 141 Schooner Lane in Prince Frederick. The site will operate by appointment only 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Rapid tests will...
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Charles County Commissioners Meeting Agenda for December 29, 2021

Charles County Commissioners Meeting Agenda for December 29, 2021

News Release # 2021-150 The County Commissioners will be holding these public meetings “virtually.” The public can watch this meeting on Comcast 95 (SD), Verizon FIOS 10, Roku or Apple TV streaming devices (Charles County Government), and the web at www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/our-county/ccgtv-live-stream. Residents without internet service can listen to the meeting at 301-645-0500. Wednesday, Dec. 29....
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Justice Department Awards More Than $40 Million to Improve Services for Crime Victims

Justice Department Awards More Than $40 Million to Improve Services for Crime Victims

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced grant awards totaling over $40 million to enhance services for victims of crime across the United States. The grants build on more than $1.2 billion in funding announced in September to support victim assistance and victim compensation programs administered by states and territories. “The Department...
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Section of Calvert Beach Road in St. Leonard to Close for Construction on or about Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Section of Calvert Beach Road in St. Leonard to Close for Construction on or about Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The Calvert County Department of Public Works will close a section of Calvert Beach Road in St. Leonard, beginning on or about Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, for construction improvements to the existing culvert at 1447 Calvert Beach Road. Construction is expected to continue through March 1, 2022, weather permitting. During construction, a section of...
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Police Investigating Three Shot in Lanham, 24-Year-Old Bowie Man Killed

Police Investigating Three Shot in Lanham, 24-Year-Old Bowie Man Killed

Detectives are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Bilal Rashad of Bowie. On December 27, 2021, at approximately 4:00 p.m., patrol officers responded to the 9900 block of Good Luck Road in Lanham for the report of a shooting. At the time, officers located a crime scene at that...
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Calvert Beach Road Closure in St. Leonard Anounced

Calvert Beach Road Closure in St. Leonard Anounced

The Calvert County Department of Public Works will close a section of Calvert Beach Road in St. Leonard, beginning on or about Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, for construction improvements to the existing culvert at 1447 Calvert Beach Road. Construction is expected to continue through March 1, 2022, weather permitting. During construction, a section of...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested After Armed Home Invasion and Assault in Leonardtown

Lexington Park Man Arrested After Armed Home Invasion and Assault in Leonardtown

On Saturday, December 11, 2021, Dep. Fleenor responded to the 25500 block of Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the reported assault. Contact was made with the victim who advised Derrick Clifton Marshall, age 43 of Lexington Park, entered the residence without permission and confronted the victim. During the confrontation Marshall retrieved a knife...
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