Charles News

La Plata Man Steals Thousands of Dollars Worth of Lottery Tickets and Liquor from Employer

La Plata Man Steals Thousands of Dollars Worth of Lottery Tickets and Liquor from Employer

On July 26, 2018, at approximately 8:45 p.m., a deputy from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office went to Ollie’s Bar and Liquor at 6970 Hawthorne Road, La Plata, for the report of a theft. Police made contact with the owner who reported that employee James Travis Breiner, 34, of La Plata, had been stealing...
Read More »

Search Warrant Leads to Arrest of Waldorf Man and Recovery of Illegal Drugs

Search Warrant Leads to Arrest of Waldorf Man and Recovery of Illegal Drugs

On Tuesday, August 7 at approximately 6:05 a.m., detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Section and officers assigned to the Emergency Services Team served a search warrant in the 2300 block of Alava Court in Waldorf. Officers located a quantity of marijuana, heroin, methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (molly), three digital scales, and other distribution-related...
Read More »

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/12/2018 to 8/18/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/12/2018 to 8/18/2018

During the week of August 12, to August 18, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
Read More »

UPDATE: Police Release Name of Shooter in Attempted Murder/Suicide on Gallery Place

UPDATE: Police Release Name of Shooter in Attempted Murder/Suicide on Gallery Place

UPDATE 8/10/2018: Detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office have identified the suspect in the attempted murder on Gallery Place as Kenneth Everette Barnes, 38, of Waldorf. On August 9 at 12:30 p.m., Barnes shot the mother of his child multiple times and fled the scene. The victim was flown to a hospital with...
Read More »

Charles County Man Sentenced to 30 years in prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Charles County Man Sentenced to 30 years in prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Franklin Bate Ngosso, 34, to 55 years suspend all but 30 years in prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor and Sexual Offense in the Second Degree. The Court’s sentence included 5 years of supervised probation after the completion of...
Read More »

Wednesday’s Pet is MAY

Wednesday’s Pet is MAY

Wednesdays Pet for 08-08-18 MAY Featured Pet: May Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 May is a young Chihuahua Mix. She is super sweet and loving. May is playful, fun but also loves to relax. She does great...
Read More »

First Confirmed Longhorned Tick Found in Maryland

First Confirmed Longhorned Tick Found in Maryland

A National Veterinary Services Laboratory test has confirmed the presence of the Haemaphysalis longicornis tick, also known as the East Asian tick, the longhorned tick, and the bush tick, in Maryland. This is the first confirmed sighting of this tick species in the state. The longhorned tick was found on a white-tailed deer in...
Read More »

Maryland Casinos Generate $146.5 Million in Revenue During July

Maryland Casinos Generate $146.5 Million in Revenue During July

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that July 2018 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos totaled $146,498,031, an increase of 5.6% compared to the July 2017 total of $138,756,987. Contributions to the State of Maryland from July 2018 casino gaming revenue totaled $60,564,399, including $45,415,176 for the Education Trust Fund. Casino gaming revenues...
Read More »

National Night Out 2018

National Night Out 2018

The public is encouraged to participate in local National Night Out events to show both community and law enforcement support. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Communities from Southern Maryland have a variety of events...
Read More »

“Keno Captain” Wins $12,506.00 at a Tequila Grill & Cantina in Charlotte Hall

“Keno Captain” Wins $12,506.00 at a Tequila Grill & Cantina in Charlotte Hall

A U.S. Marine veteran from Mechanicsville who is enjoying boating and playing Keno in retirement set course to win the largest Keno prize of his life and arrived — $12,506 richer — at his destination. The 65-year-old found Lottery luck by changing from a 5-spot to a 7-spot bet and switching one of his...
Read More »

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/5/2018 to 8/11/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/5/2018 to 8/11/2018

During the week of August 5, to August 11, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
Read More »

Waldorf Man Sentenced to Life Plus 105 Years in Prison for Murder of Thomas Tibbs

Waldorf Man Sentenced to Life Plus 105 Years in Prison for Murder of Thomas Tibbs

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on Thursday, August 2, 2018, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Miguel Angel Santana, 28 of Waldorf, to Life plus 105 years for the First-Degree Murder of Thomas Tibbs, 4 counts of Attempted Murder, 5 counts of Use of a Firearm in...
Read More »

Bryantown Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop in Waldorf

Bryantown Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop in Waldorf

On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at approximately 6:20 p.m., Trooper Foster of the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack conducted a traffic stop on a blue Kia for exceeding the posted speed limit on Shlagel Road, Waldorf. Upon making contact with the operator, Thornton, Corey Joseph, 28, of Bryantown, Trooper Foster detected the odor...
Read More »

Wednesday’s Pet for 8-1-18 is FANCY

Wednesday’s Pet for 8-1-18 is FANCY

Wednesday’s Pet for 8-1-18 is FANCY Featured Pet: Fancy Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Rat/Fox Terrier Mix Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Fancy is a 1-year-old rat/fox terrier mixed girl. She is 200% ball of energy. She will need a fenced in...
Read More »

Hughesville House Fire Ruled Accidental

Hughesville House Fire Ruled Accidental

On Monday, July 30, 2018, at approximately 10:15 p.m., firefighters from the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and the surrounding area responded to 6150 Nubian Place, in Hughesville for the report of a house fire. Firefighters arrived on scene and discovered heavy fire and smoke coming from the one story single family home with attached covered...
Read More »

Man Sentenced to Life Plus 50 Years for the Murder of Michael Beers

Man Sentenced to Life Plus 50 Years for the Murder of Michael Beers

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on Friday, July 27, 2018, Judge William R. Greer, Jr., sentenced Bryan Javier Aquice, 25, to a sentence of Life plus 50 years for the murder of Michael Beers and other related charges. The Court imposed a sentence of Life for the murder of Mr....
Read More »

Wednesday’s Pet is ABBY

Wednesday’s Pet is ABBY

Wednesday’s Pet for 7-25-18 ABBY Featured Pet: Abby Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Lab/Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Abby is a beautiful 5-year-old girl.  She is new at HSCC, but everyone can already tell she has...
Read More »

Waldorf Man Sentenced to Over 16 Years in Federal Prison for Possession of Illegal Guns, Destructive Devices, and Possession of Child Pornography

Waldorf Man Sentenced to Over 16 Years in Federal Prison for Possession of Illegal Guns, Destructive Devices, and Possession of Child Pornography

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Caleb Andrew Bailey, 31, of Waldorf, to 200 months in prison, followed by lifetime supervised release, for illegal possession of unregistered machine guns, unregistered short-barreled rifles, and unregistered destructive devices, and for possession of child pornography. Judge Grimm also ordered that Bailey must register as a sex...
Read More »

Casey Jones Restaurant and Pub to Close

Casey Jones Restaurant and Pub to Close

Casey Jones Restaurant and Pub in a La Plata, which has been a landmark in the area since 1980, will be closing August 4, 2018. It will be replaced by a new restaurant from Washington D.C. restaurant group EatWell DC. The new restaurant will be named The Charles — Farm Table & Public House...
Read More »

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/23/2018 to 7/27/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/23/2018 to 7/27/2018

During the week of July 23, to July 27, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Middletown Rd. at Westlake High School Leonardtown Rd. at Grace Christian Academy Berry Rd. at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Rd. at McDonough High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
Read More »

DC Man Arrested for Armed Robbery at La Plata CVS, Two Suspects Still at Large

DC Man Arrested for Armed Robbery at La Plata CVS, Two Suspects Still at Large

On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at approximately 3:25 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the CVS located at 6260 Crain Highway in La Plata for the report of an armed robbery in progress involving three suspects, one who was armed with a gun. Officers arrived within minutes and were able...
Read More »

Waldorf Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure

Waldorf Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure

On Sunday, July 15 at 10 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the parking lot of Safeway on King Street in Waldorf for the report of an indecent exposure. The victim was exiting her car when the suspect drove up next to her and asked for directions. When she went...
Read More »

Smoking Ban in All Public Housing Goes into Effect Aug 3, 2018

Smoking Ban in All Public Housing Goes into Effect Aug 3, 2018

Smoke-free housing is not a new concept for HUD. Over the last decade or so, HUD has encouraged both public housing authorities and multifamily housing owners to establish smoke-free communities and has even issued a 63-page toolkit to aid in the process. So what is different now? With its Final Rule published last month,...
Read More »

Two Construction Workers Shot with Paint Balls in Charles County

Two Construction Workers Shot with Paint Balls in Charles County

On Wednesday, July 11 at approximately 9:25 p.m., two construction workers were repaving St. Patrick’s Drive near Western Parkway in Waldorf, when the driver of an older model dark blue Hyundai Accent with at least four males inside approached them and stopped across the median. One of the occupants began shooting paint balls out...
Read More »

Wednesday’s Pet is BUTTONS

Wednesday’s Pet is BUTTONS

Wednesday,s Pet for 7/18/2018 BUTTONS Featured Pet: Buttons Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua/Terrier Mix Sex: Female Size: Small (8 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00  (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Buttons is a gorgeous 2-year-old 8 1/2-pound mix of maybe Chihuahua and Terrier.  Stunning...
Read More »