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Maryland State Police To Participate In National Drug Take Back Day

Maryland State Police To Participate In National Drug Take Back Day

The Maryland State Police, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, are asking citizens to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, set for Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at state police barracks. State police barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in National Drug...
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Deer Muzzleloader Season Set to Open Thursday, October 21, 2021

Deer Muzzleloader Season Set to Open Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season runs from Oct. 21-23 statewide. Hunters in Region B — the state’s central, southern, and eastern regions — can also use muzzleloaders from Oct. 25-30 for antlerless deer only. The popular season typically coincides with pleasant fall weather and...
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Two Flown to Area Trauma Center with Serious Injuries After Mechanicsville Motor Vehicle Collision

Two Flown to Area Trauma Center with Serious Injuries After Mechanicsville Motor Vehicle Collision

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at approximately 3:50 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 28760 Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, for a motor vehicle collision reported serious with entrapment. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway with one victim trapped. A helicopter was requested...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Attempted Arson with Molotov Cocktail in Waldorf

State Fire Marshal Investigating Attempted Arson with Molotov Cocktail in Waldorf

On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at approximately 11:10 p.m., unknown individual(s) approached a house and threw a Molotov Cocktail, igniting the landscaping near the residence. No injuries or damage was reported. The residence is in the 3800 block of Shiner Court in Waldorf. The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshals Office is investigating....
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Governor Hogan Announces $4 Million Available For Tropical Depression Ida Relief

Governor Hogan Announces $4 Million Available For Tropical Depression Ida Relief

Governor Larry Hogan announced that the State of Maryland is making $4 million in funding available to assist residents and businesses affected by Tropical Depression Ida. In addition, the governor has requested a disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in order to make low-interest loans available. The governor’s announcement follows FEMA’s...
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Re-Fund The Police: Governor Hogan Announces $150 Million Initiative to Increase Support for Law Enforcement, Crime Control, and Victim Protection Efforts

Re-Fund The Police: Governor Hogan Announces $150 Million Initiative to Increase Support for Law Enforcement, Crime Control, and Victim Protection Efforts

“We Cannot Defund The Police, We Need To Re-Fund The Police” $120 Million to Dramatically Increase Local Police Aid, Fund Salary Increases and Hiring Bonuses $20 Million for Safer Neighborhoods, Witness Incentives $10 Million for Victim Protection, Reversing Dangerous Cuts By Congress and General Assembly to Support Vulnerable Marylanders Governor Larry Hogan today announced...
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Police Respond to Multiple Fights at Westlake High School – One Officer Assaulted

Police Respond to Multiple Fights at Westlake High School – One Officer Assaulted

Principal Diane Roberts of Westlake High School released the following statement on Thursday, October 14, 2021. “Dear Parents and Guardians: The first incident occurred after lunch in the hallway, and the 2nd incident occurred after 6th period outside of the school library. Students got into a fight and staff members and administration intervened and...
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Charles County Board of Education October 12, 2021 Meeting Update

Charles County Board of Education October 12, 2021 Meeting Update

The Board of Education of Charles County met Oct. 12, 2021, for its regular meeting. A complete meeting agenda is posted on Board Docs here. Board meetings are streamed live at ccboe.com, and archived on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/c/ccpsmd/featured. Important meeting updates COVID-19 update Superintendent Maria Navarro and Charles County...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identify of Theft and Fraud Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identify of Theft and Fraud Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft and fraud investigation. On Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 at noon, the suspect took the victim’s wallet from a shopping cart at the Harris Teeter store in California. The suspect then used the victim’s credit cards to make...
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UPDATE: Waldorf Man Convicted of Vehicular Homicide While Intoxicated by Alcohol

UPDATE: Waldorf Man Convicted of Vehicular Homicide While Intoxicated by Alcohol

State’s Attorney Richard D. Fritz announces the conviction of Joseph Marvin Swann for killing Ian Tahtinen in a fiery crash on December 20, 2020. He was convicted of thirteen charges, including vehicular homicide while intoxicated by alcohol, vehicular manslaughter, resisting arrest and second degree assault on four St. Mary’s County deputies. The collision occurred...
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UPDATE: Man Who Killed Couple in Charlotte Hall Car Crash Charged with Murder and Released from Jail

UPDATE: Man Who Killed Couple in Charlotte Hall Car Crash Charged with Murder and Released from Jail

UPDATE  10/13/2021: Aleksandar Andreev Ivanchev, 38 of Lexington Park, has had his case dismissed from District Court and now has a case in Saint Mary’s County Circuit Court. The case in Circuit Court still has the manslaughter charges and has also added two new charges of Murder-Second Degree. Prior to this Ivanchev was being...
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Officers Recover Loaded Firearm After Traffic Stop in Waldorf

Officers Recover Loaded Firearm After Traffic Stop in Waldorf

On October 8 at 11:11 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a a Mercedes sedan in the area of Gallery Place. Upon approaching the car, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana. The driver and passenger exited the car at which time officers observed a handgun in...
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UPDATE: Accokeek Man Indicted for Murder of 25-Year-Old Man on Ell Lane in Waldorf

UPDATE: Accokeek Man Indicted for Murder of 25-Year-Old Man on Ell Lane in Waldorf

UPDATE 10/13/2021: A grand jury in Charles County indicted Jermaine Christopher Stringer, 35, of Accokeek, for the murder of Arick Jordan Jackson, 25, of Washington, D.C. on September 10, 2021. Jackson was found shot to death outside of an apartment building on Ell Lane in Waldorf. The Grand Jurors found that Stringer did feloniously,...
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Tomlinson Named Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. (PHWFF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Blain Tomlinson to Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Since Tomlinson learned of PHWFF and its mission to assist in the healing of our disabled veterans and service members, he has taken every opportunity to help in supporting PHWFF’s disabled...
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Four Men Charged in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy, Including Two Charged with Possession of Machine Gun and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery

Four Men Charged in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy, Including Two Charged with Possession of Machine Gun and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery

An indictment was unsealed on Thursday, October 7, 2021, charging four men with taking part in a drug trafficking conspiracy, including two who were charged with conspiring to rob pharmacies and unlawful possession of a machine gun. The indictment was announced by Acting U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips, Charlie J. Patterson, Special Agent in...
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Natural Resources Police Awards Officers for Exceptional Service

Natural Resources Police Awards Officers for Exceptional Service

The Maryland Natural Resources Police held its annual award ceremony at Sandy Point State Park Oct. 2 to recognize contributions to conservation law enforcement made by officers in the year 2020. During a year that presented many challenges and difficulties, NRP officers remained steadfast and more committed than ever to protect their community, wildlife, and natural resources.  The ceremony began...
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Maryland Permanently Preserves 12 Working Farms, Nearly 1,500 Acres of Additional Farmland

Maryland Permanently Preserves 12 Working Farms, Nearly 1,500 Acres of Additional Farmland

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved 12 new Maryland Agricultural Preservation Foundation (MALPF) easements at today’s board meeting. These easements will permanently preserve an additional 1,483 acres of prime farmland in Allegany, Baltimore, Caroline, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Queen Anne’s, and Worcester counties for an investment of more than $5.3 million in state and...
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One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Dump Truck in Mechanicsville

One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Dump Truck in Mechanicsville

On Friday, October 8, 2021, at approximately 6:10 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Commerce Park Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported serious motor vehicle collision involving a commercial vehicle with one subject trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a dump truck and...
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Charles County Public Schools Expands COVID-19 Screening and Vaccine Requirements to Students in Extracurricular Activities

Charles County Public Schools Expands COVID-19 Screening and Vaccine Requirements to Students in Extracurricular Activities

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has expanded COVID-19 screening requirements to students in Grades 7-12 who participate in CCPS-sponsored extracurricular activities. The expansion is effective immediately for high school students who participate in school marching bands. Starting Monday, Oct. 25, students in Grades 7-12 who participate in specific extracurricular activities must provide proof of...
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Governor Hogan Announces Plan to Devote Record Surplus To Major Tax Relief, Rainy Day Fund

Governor Hogan Announces Plan to Devote Record Surplus To Major Tax Relief, Rainy Day Fund

Governor Larry Hogan announced a five-point framework for how the State of Maryland will utilize the $2.5 billion surplus—the largest in state history—reported last week by the Bureau of Revenue Estimates. The framework builds on the governor’s record of fiscal discipline while prioritizing relief that advances the state’s recovery. “The entire mission of my...
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Erek L. Barron Sworn-In as the 49th United States Attorney for the District of Maryland

Erek L. Barron Sworn-In as the 49th United States Attorney for the District of Maryland

Chief United States District Judge James K. Bredar today swore in Erek L. Barron as the 49th United States Attorney for the District of Maryland. As the United States Attorney, Mr. Barron is the chief federal law enforcement officer in the District of Maryland. Mr. Barron will oversee the investigation and litigation of all...
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Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland Hosting 10th Annual Southern Maryland Hiring Event on Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland Hosting 10th Annual Southern Maryland Hiring Event on Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Job seekers, and public and private sector organizations are invited to attend the events. Businesses will be conducting interviews and hiring for immediate openings. TCCSMD anticipates that 50 local businesses will attend the event. “Local businesses are eager to hire immediately, and this annual event hopes to bridge the gap between local businesses and...
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Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Identity of Suspects in Robbery at Beauty Store

Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Identity of Suspects in Robbery at Beauty Store

On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, shortly after 5:00 p.m., a group of females entered a beauty supply business in the 3000 block of Waldorf Market Place and attempted to steal a significant amount of merchandise. As they ran out of the store, one of the suspects sprayed pepper spray at employees who were trying...
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MDOT MVA’s Highway Safety Office Partners with NHTSA for Operation Crash Reduction

MDOT MVA’s Highway Safety Office Partners with NHTSA for Operation Crash Reduction

Many Marylanders will take to the roads during the upcoming long weekend in search of fall adventures. Nationwide from 2015 to 2019, October was the most dangerous month on America’s roads, accounting for more fatal crashes than any other month. To help drivers and passengers remember the importance following the rules of the road,...
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Patrol Officers Apprehend Suspect After Robbery in Waldorf

Patrol Officers Apprehend Suspect After Robbery in Waldorf

On Sunday, October 3, 2021, at 11:05 p.m., officers responded to the 3300 block of Leonardtown Road in Waldorf, for the report of a robbery. A preliminary investigation showed the suspect approached the victim, who was standing in the parking lot of a business, and pushed him to the ground. The suspect then forcibly...
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