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Bryans Road Safeway to Close Doors in May 2018

Bryans Road Safeway to Close Doors in May 2018

The recent announcement that Safeway will close their store in Bryans Road came as a surprise – a very bad surprise, to be sure. There was no hint or warning, just some social media buzz over the weekend that we – the economic development department – set about to confirm first thing Monday morning....
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Man with Loaded Handgun

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Man with Loaded Handgun

On Monday, April 23, 2018, at approximately at 5:00 p.m., Narcotics investigators from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office received information about a male who was possibly in possession of a handgun at a fast food business in the 1100 block of Smallwood Drive West. Officers arrived and observed a man fitting the suspect’s description....
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Waldorf Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

Waldorf Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

On Friday, April, 20th, 2018, at approximately 7:50 p.m., Trooper First Class K. Jeans and Trooper C. Hunt, from from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack conducted a traffic stop on Timberbrook Drive, in Waldorf on a silver Volvo for the driver not wearing a seatbelt. Upon making contact with the operator, Keanetria Daishun...
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SMECO Honors Region’s Outstanding Math, Science, and STEM Teachers

SMECO Honors Region’s Outstanding Math, Science, and STEM Teachers

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) worked with the school systems of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties to select and honor 20 educators with Outstanding Teacher awards for their leadership in the fields of mathematics, science, technology, and engineering. Receiving awards this year were nine math teachers, six science teachers, and five STEM (science,...
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All Electronic Tolls Coming in MD in Next Few Years; Cash Phasing Out

All Electronic Tolls Coming in MD in Next Few Years; Cash Phasing Out

The Maryland Transportation Authority is exploring phasing out all cash toll booths across the state. Today, tolls are collected three ways: by cash, or electronically, by either an E-ZPass transponder or by video tolling — when the state uses a license-plate photo and mails drivers their bill. Transportation officials say that the transition to...
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Three Men Charged with Home Invasion in Lusby

Three Men Charged with Home Invasion in Lusby

On Friday, March 16th, 2018, at approximately 3:10 a.m., Calvert County Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to 959 Golden West Way in the Lusby area of Calvert County for the report of a home invasion. Detective Mudd of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau was notified of the Home Invasion and responded...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/23/2018 to 4/27/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/23/2018 to 4/27/2018

During the week of April 23, to April 27, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warns of IRS Scam

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warns of IRS Scam

On April 13 at 2 p.m., an unknown suspect called the victim in Charles County on her cellular telephone stating he worked for the Internal Revenue Service. He told the victim she owed back taxes and that she could avoid paying a fine simply by purchasing gift cards and providing him with the card...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Armed Robbery in Waldorf

Police in Charles County Investigating Armed Robbery in Waldorf

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 5:52 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a convenience store in the 2000 block of Smallwood Drive West, in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation showed a woman entered the store and walked around for approximately 30 minutes. She then walked up...
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Governor Hogan Endorses Jack Bailey In Senate District 29

Governor Hogan Endorses Jack Bailey In Senate District 29

Governor Larry Hogan announced his endorsement of Jack Bailey for the Republican Party nomination in Senate District 29. “Southern Maryland needs a fighter like Jack Bailey in the Maryland Senate,” Governor Hogan said. “Unfortunately, the incumbent has consistently sided against our administration and against the people of Southern Maryland on important issues. Unlike his...
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Two New Lottery Claiming Locations Arrive as Lanham Office Closes

Two New Lottery Claiming Locations Arrive as Lanham Office Closes

Maryland Lottery players will have two new claiming locations with substantially expanded hours beginning Monday, April 30. The Lottery’s Lanham Claims Center will close permanently at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 27. But starting on the following Monday, April 30, Lottery players with winning tickets valued up to $25,000 can claim prizes by visiting...
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VIDEO: Fire that Destroyed River’s Edge Restaurant in Benedict Caused by Discarded Smoking Materials

VIDEO: Fire that Destroyed River’s Edge Restaurant in Benedict Caused by Discarded Smoking Materials

4/20/2018 @ 9:20 p.m.: The Office of the State Fire Marshal reports, the fire at River’s Edge Restaurant, in Benedict was the result of a smoking materials station igniting on the exterior of the building. The fire spread to nearby combustible materials before extending to the building. Employees of the establishment smelled smoke and discovered...
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19-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in Pomfret

19-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in Pomfret

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at approximately 11:25 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a single motor vehicle crash on Marshalls Corner Road near Hole Shot Place in Pomfret. A preliminary investigation showed the driver of a Dodge pick-up truck was traveling south on Marshalls Corner Road...
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Fourth Maryland Patient Taken to Hospital with Bleeding From ‘Fake Weed’

Fourth Maryland Patient Taken to Hospital with Bleeding From ‘Fake Weed’

The Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Poison Center have reported the fourth hospitalization in Maryland from individuals experiencing risk of severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids, which are often called Spice, K2, Bliss, Scooby Snax, or fake weed. Clinical signs include bruising, nosebleeds, bleeding of the gums, bleeding out of proportion to...
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Senate GOP Leader Endorses Steve Waugh

Senate GOP Leader Endorses Steve Waugh

Senate Minority Leader J.B. Jennings (R, Baltimore and Harford Counties), announced the GOP Caucus endorsement of Senator Steve Waugh: “He’s a vital part of it…As minority leader, I work with Waugh, and that’s who I’ll be working for in the election.” Last week, a press release from the Governor’s office regarding candidates for State...
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Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack to Hold Recruiting Job Fair

Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack to Hold Recruiting Job Fair

The Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack will be holding a recruiting job fair on Saturday 4/21/18 from 8am to 2pm. The event will be held at the La Plata Barrack, 9500 Mitchell Road, La Plata, MD 20646. You will be able to speak with the local barrack recruiters, learn about career opportunities within...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Annabelle

Wednesday’s Pet is Annabelle

Wednesday’s Pet for 4-18-18 Annabelle Featured Pet: Annabelle Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: Shepard Mix Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Annabelle is a 2-year-old Rat Terrier. She loves long walks and being with her people. Annabelle is crate trained, housebroken and gets along great...
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Arlington, VA Man Found Guilty of the First Degree Murder of Waldorf Man

Arlington, VA Man Found Guilty of the First Degree Murder of Waldorf Man

On Friday, April 13, 2018, a Charles County jury, after a 5 day trial, convicted Bryan Javier Aquice, 25, of Arlington, VA. of the First Degree Murder of Michael Beers, Unlawful Use of a Firearm in the Commission a Crime of Violence related to the First Degree Murder of Michael Beers, two counts of...
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Father and Son Charged in Arson of Recreational Vehicle

Father and Son Charged in Arson of Recreational Vehicle

A Deputy State Fire Marshal has served a criminal summons to two men involved in setting fire to a recreational vehicle in Charlotte Hall. The RV is owned by Daniel Leon Lindsey, Sr. On March 5, 2018, at approximately 6:43 pm, firefighters from Newburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a one alarm fire located...
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Brandywine Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Molly

Brandywine Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Molly

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, at approximately 12:45 p.m., Trooper Lee from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack was on patrol in his marked MSP patrol vehicle, on US Route 301 near Pierce Road, in Waldorf, when he observed a silver Buick Regal with the operator not restrained by their seatbelt. Tpr. Lee...
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Bryan’s Road Man Charged with Resisting Arrest, DUI, DWI, Suspended License and More

Bryan’s Road Man Charged with Resisting Arrest, DUI, DWI, Suspended License and More

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Trooper German from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack was on patrol in his unmarked MSP Patrol Vehicle, on MD Route 228 in the area of Bunker Hill Road, in Waldorf. Tpr. German observed a blue Cadillac Deville with a registration violation. While following...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/16/2018 to 4/20/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/16/2018 to 4/20/2018

During the week of April 16, to April 20, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday...
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UPDATE: Names Released of Two Boaters who Died in Potomac River Boating Accident

UPDATE: Names Released of Two Boaters who Died in Potomac River Boating Accident

UPDATE 4/16/2018: The Maryland Natural Resources Police have released the names of the two victims in yesterday’s boating accident. Fermin Alvarado- age 45 Matias Alvarado-Arrue- age 31 They were brothers from Woodbridge, VA. Their bodies have been taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore for autopsies. 4/15/2018: On Sunday, April 15, 2018, at...
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Waldorf Man Arrested for Home Invasion, Breaking and Entering, Assault and Robbery

Waldorf Man Arrested for Home Invasion, Breaking and Entering, Assault and Robbery

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, at approximately 4:15 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Oak Manor Drive in Waldorf for the report of a home invasion. Investigation showed the victim’s ex-boyfriend broke into her residence, assaulted her, stole her cell phone and fled. A warrant was obtained...
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Police Arrest Wanted Drug Dealer and Recover $20,000 Worth of Heroin/Fentanyl and Stolen Handgun

Police Arrest Wanted Drug Dealer and Recover $20,000 Worth of Heroin/Fentanyl and Stolen Handgun

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, at approximately 10:25 a.m., Deputy J. Sapienza, of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling the area of Route 301 in the area of Route 5, in Waldorf, when he observed a newer model black Audi passenger car stopped in the center Northbound lane of Route 301. The deputy...
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