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Snow Emergency Plan Activated for St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert Counties

Snow Emergency Plan Activated for St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert Counties

The Maryland State Police has activated the Snow Emergency Plan for St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert Counties effective January 7, 2017. Current weather conditions and/or forecasts indicate that normal vehicular travel is or will become extremely dangerous. Motorists are encouraged to stay off of the roadways. This will allow emergency services and State Highway...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for January 7, 2017

St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for January 7, 2017

Due to the winter storm impacting the county, the following schedule changes are in effect for Saturday, January 7: All St. Mary’s County Public School buildings and facilities are closed. All activities are cancelled for the entire weekend. Recreation and Parks programs are cancelled. An assessment regarding Sunday activities will be made later in...
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Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Charles County

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Charles County

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Charles County effective Saturday, January 7, 2017, from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents are asked to minimize travel during these times as the snow will cause hazardous travel conditions. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibility. The NWS issues a winter...
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Prince George’s County Liquor Board Officials and Business Owners Charged in Federal Bribery Conspiracy

Prince George’s County Liquor Board Officials and Business Owners Charged in Federal Bribery Conspiracy

Prince George’s County Liquor Board officials, David Dae Sok Son, age 40, of Bowie, Maryland, and Anuj Sud, age 39, of Hyattsville, Maryland, and Prince George’s County business owners, Young Jung Paig, age 62, of Beltsville, Maryland, and Shin Ja Lee, age 55, of Landover, Maryland, are charged by criminal complaints with a bribery...
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Ringing in the New Year with Robotics

Ringing in the New Year with Robotics

Thanks to The Patuxent Partnership (TPP) members, AVIAN, LLC and RPI Group, Inc., Margaret Brent Middle School’s (MBMS) robotics team has new robotics equipment … and just in time for this year’s VEX IQ challenge. Student participation in the robotics program exploded this year, jumping from two students last season to over 30 participants...
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U.S. Marines Veteran Wins $30,000 Keno Tripler Prize in Charlotte Hall

U.S. Marines Veteran Wins $30,000 Keno Tripler Prize in Charlotte Hall

While purchasing his daily Pick 3 and Pick 4 tickets one day last month, a St. Mary’s County retiree decided to play a game of Keno at his local Lottery retailer, Lighthouse Liquors. That decision gave the veteran Marine a $30,000 Maryland Lottery surprise! He joins other lucky Keno players who won prizes during...
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Winter Storm Warning in Effect for St. Mary’s County

Winter Storm Warning in Effect for St. Mary’s County

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning in effect from 1:00 am to 7:00 pm Saturday. * precipitation type snow. * accumulation potential for 5 or more inches of snow (3 to 6 inches expected). * timing late Friday night through Saturday afternoon. * impacts snow may result in significant travel...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Possession of a Loaded Handgun and Drugs

Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Possession of a Loaded Handgun and Drugs

On Saturday, December 31, 2016, at approximately 12:10 a.m., Pfc. Gustafson of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation on Mattawoman Beantown Road in Waldorf. The driver refused to stop. Officers followed the car which eventually stopped about a mile away. Officers found a loaded gun in...
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Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a School Bus in Charles County

Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a School Bus in Charles County

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit is investigating an accident on Bryantown Road involving a school bus and a passenger car. Preliminary information is that a call came in at approximately 3:24 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017, about a bus overturned. The cause of the crash is under investigation. There were...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Burglary, Assault, and Destruction of Property

Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Burglary, Assault, and Destruction of Property

On Sunday, January 1, 2017 Deputy M. Beyer of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21000 block of Liberty Street in Lexington Park for a reported disturbance call. The victim alleged the suspect, Queen Ella Champion, 34, of Lexington Park, broke into the victim’s residence by kicking the door causing damage....
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Police in Calvert County Investigating a Man Taking Photos of a Child Changing in Aquatic Center Bathroom

Police in Calvert County Investigating a Man Taking Photos of a Child Changing in Aquatic Center Bathroom

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has received a report of an incident involving a minor at the Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center in Prince Frederick. The mother of a juvenile reported to officials that a man took photos of her child while he was changing in a bathroom stall. The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office...
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St. Charles Children’s Learning Center at CSM Earns Accreditation

St. Charles Children’s Learning Center at CSM Earns Accreditation

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has conferred accreditation on the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center at the College of Southern Maryland, located at the La Plata Campus. Accreditation indicates that the center meets MSDE standards of excellence. “Being an accredited center is public recognition that we have voluntarily achieved standards above and...
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Sheriff’s Deputies in Charles County Investigating Home Invasion in La Plata

Sheriff’s Deputies in Charles County Investigating Home Invasion in La Plata

On Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at approximately 7:00 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 8200 block of Wooddy Road in La Plata for the report of a robbery. An unknown suspect entered the victim’s unlocked house and struck him in the head with a revolver. The suspect then stole cash...
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Mechanicsville Man Pulled Gun Trigger Twice, Charged with Assault in Waldorf

Mechanicsville Man Pulled Gun Trigger Twice, Charged with Assault in Waldorf

On Sunday, January 1, 2017, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Ryan Christopher Graham, 32, of Mechanicsville entered a business in the 11700 block of Central Avenue in Waldorf. Graham approached a woman he knew, pulled out a gun, pointed it at her and pulled the trigger twice. The weapon did not fire and Graham left. A...
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Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Waldorf

Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Waldorf

On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at approximately 3:50 p.m., the driver of a Toyota FJ Cruiser was traveling south on Copley Avenue north of Acadia Road in Waldorf. For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of his vehicle, crossed the double yellow lines, struck a mailbox, crossed back over the roadway and struck an...
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Chronicles of the Freedom War: A look at Civil War sites within state parks

Chronicles of the Freedom War: A look at Civil War sites within state parks

As a border slave state that remained loyal to the Union, the State of Maryland played a key role in the American Civil War, one of our nation’s most important and bloody conflicts. The Old Line State saw many of the same political and social conflicts over slavery, secession and states’ rights that played...
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UPDATE: Located by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Andrew Allen Klock

UPDATE: Located by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Andrew Allen Klock

UPDATE 1/4/2017: Klock was located yesterday. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division thanks the public for their assistance. 1/3/2017: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Andrew Allen Klock, 30, of Lexington Park, who has an active arrest warrant for violating the terms of pre-trial release....
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Detectives Investigate Homicide of Local Rapper Big Lylin in Capitol Heights

Detectives Investigate Homicide of Local Rapper Big Lylin in Capitol Heights

Detectives are investigating a homicide in Capitol Heights Thursday night. The victim is 44-year-old Khalil Wiggins of Byers Street in Capitol Heights. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random crime. On December...
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Waldorf Man Accused of Sexually Abusing Patient at D.C. Hospital

Waldorf Man Accused of Sexually Abusing Patient at D.C. Hospital

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit announced an arrest has been made in a First Degree Sexual Abuse of a Patient offense which occurred in the 1300 block of Southern Avenue, Southeast on Sunday, December 4, 2016, at approximately 11:00 a.m. An adult female victim was sexually assaulted by an employee...
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Huntingtown Felon Armed with a Shotgun Arrested After Standoff with Police

Huntingtown Felon Armed with a Shotgun Arrested After Standoff with Police

On Monday, January 2, 2017 at approximately 3:30 p.m. Deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence on Ponds Wood Road in Huntingtown for a report of a man causing a disturbance while in possession of a firearm. While units were responding, the suspect began to make threats to “shoot...
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Maryland State Police Holiday Traffic Enforcement Results

Maryland State Police Holiday Traffic Enforcement Results

Traffic enforcement efforts by Maryland state troopers during the six-week holiday period resulted in more than 47,000 traffic stops that led to more than 1,300 criminal arrests and almost 700 arrests of impaired drivers. Maryland State Police patrol troopers began increased holiday traffic enforcement efforts on November 23, 2016 that continued through January 2,...
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UPDATE: Lusby Woman Caught Shooting up Heroin in Public Bathrooms Twice in One Week

UPDATE: Lusby Woman Caught Shooting up Heroin in Public Bathrooms Twice in One Week

Lusby Woman Caught Shooting up Heroin in Starbucks Bathroom On Friday, December 30, 2016, Deputy A. Locke of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Prince Frederick Starbucks for a check welfare call. When Deputy Locke arrived an employee of Starbucks stated that a female had been in the bathroom for approximately...
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WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 1/1/2017

WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 1/1/2017

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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St. Leonard Man Arrested After Trying to Remove his Trillion Dollars from Prince Frederick Bank

St. Leonard Man Arrested After Trying to Remove his Trillion Dollars from Prince Frederick Bank

On December 22, 2016, Deputy N. Buckler of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Bank of America on Commerce Lane, in Prince Frederick, for a disorderly subject. Police arrived and they made contact with the subject, Jay Fulton, 55, of St. Leonard, who stated he was trying to obtain a bank card...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/2/2017 to 1/6/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/2/2017 to 1/6/2017

During the week of January 2 to January 6 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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