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One Arrest Made at DUI Checkpoint in Remembrance of Taylor Anne Halbleib

One Arrest Made at DUI Checkpoint in Remembrance of Taylor Anne Halbleib

On Saturday May 5, 2018, Troopers from the La Plata & Prince Frederick Barracks, Charles County Sheriff’s Office, La Plata Police Department, and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police participated in a DUI Checkpoint on RT 6 at East Patuxent Drive, in La Plata. The checkpoint was in remembrance of Taylor Anne Halbleib who was...
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Effective Mosquito Control Starts at Home

Effective Mosquito Control Starts at Home

As temperatures continue to rise, so will the number of mosquitoes throughout the state. The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s mosquito control program urges residents to take measures on their own property to help reduce mosquito populations. Aside from being a nuisance, mosquitoes can carry harmful diseases like West Nile virus and Zika virus. “The...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/7/2018 to 5/11/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/7/2018 to 5/11/2018

During the week of May 7, to May 11, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Berry Rd at Jenifer Elementary School Northbound Leonardtown Rd at Grace Christian Academy Northbound Piney Church Rd at St. Charles High School Northbound Oliver’s Shop Rd at T.C. Martin Elementary Cameras are...
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Calvert County – Missing Person – 33-Year-Old Kevin Dillard

Calvert County – Missing Person – 33-Year-Old Kevin Dillard

The Maryland State Prince Frederick Barrack is conducting a missing person investigation to locate Kevin Matthew Dillard, 33. Kevin Matthew Dillard is described as Height: 5’6” Weight: 205 lbs. bald head black goatee green eyes He was last seen on Tuesday, May 1, 2018,  in the area of 3015 Nutwood Lane, in Bowie. Kevin...
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Maryland Fishing Report Now Available as Amazon Alexa Skill

Maryland Fishing Report Now Available as Amazon Alexa Skill

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that it is expanding its communications channels and services to include Amazon Echo. Through an innovative partnership with NIC Maryland, the department will now offer the Maryland Fishing Report, which provides anglers with the latest fishing hotspots, catch of the week, water and weather conditions and more, as an...
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Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted in Charles County

Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted in Charles County

The Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack in partnership with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, La Plata Town Police and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Charles County, Maryland. Motorists are encouraged to appoint a designated driver or use public or other alternative...
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St. Mary’s County – Missing Person – 20-Year-Old Joel Andrew Brinson

St. Mary’s County – Missing Person – 20-Year-Old Joel Andrew Brinson

Joel Andrew Brinson, 20, of Lexington Park, has been reported missing. Brinson was last seen on April 29, 2018, in the Lexington Park area, and has family in Charles County. At this time, there are no critical factors known regarding Brinson being reported as a missing person. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of...
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Maryland State Police Prepare For Increased Patrols For Cinco De Mayo

Maryland State Police Prepare For Increased Patrols For Cinco De Mayo

As Cinco de Mayo approaches on Saturday, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and smart and avoid impaired and distracted driving. With an increase in impaired drivers expected throughout the state this weekend, state police will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the 23...
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Two Candlelight Vigils Planned for Rapper Murdered in Waldorf

Two Candlelight Vigils Planned for Rapper Murdered in Waldorf

Two candlelight vigils are planned for Antonio Lamount Harper, Jr., 20, of Waldorf, also known as “A1 Lil Tony” or “Plug Son”. Harper was shot to death on May 1, 2018, on Stream Vista Place in Waldorf. A candlelight vigil will be held for Harper on Thursday in Waldorf, at 2265 Stream Vista Place and...
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Charles County Woman Wins $50,000 From Scratch-Off Purchased at Bryans Road Shell

Charles County Woman Wins $50,000 From Scratch-Off Purchased at Bryans Road Shell

A Southern Maryland woman experienced lucky Maryland Lottery numerology last week as three 15s on a 20x the Cash scratch-off gave her a top prize with lots of zeros. The contractor won $50,000! The 53-year-old purchased the instant ticket when she stopped for fuel at Bryans Road Shell in Charles County. She’s been lucky playing the...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Mr. Freckles

Wednesday’s Pet is Mr. Freckles

Wednesday’s Pet for 5-2-2018 Mr. Freckles Featured Pet: Mr. Freckles Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Mr. Freckles came to BRSM when his owner passed away and family members could no longer care from him. He...
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20-Year-Old Man Shot to Death in Waldorf, Victims Name Released

20-Year-Old Man Shot to Death in Waldorf, Victims Name Released

UPDATE 5/2/2018 @11:00: On May 1, 2018, at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriffs Office responded to the 2200 block of Stream Vista Place in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located Antonio Lamount Harper, Jr., 20, of Waldorf, with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased...
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Maryland State Police Stresses Safety During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Maryland State Police Stresses Safety During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

With springtime comes warmer weather and more motorcycle riders out on the road, along with a reminder from Maryland State Police to be safe during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. According to the National Safety Council, 4,976 motorcycle riders and passengers died and 88,000 other were injured in 2015. Although motorcycles make up just three...
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Detective and Police Cadet Nab Fragrance Thief During Surveillance Sting

Detective and Police Cadet Nab Fragrance Thief During Surveillance Sting

After four months of investigation and pursuing countless leads, Detective C. Gilroy, from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office arrested Edward Daniel Sloane, 51, of Owings Mills, in connection with multiple thefts of expensive women’s fragrances and men’s cologne. Sloane was first spotted in January entering a department store and stealing dozens of bottles of...
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Maryland Fraternal Order of Police Endorse Jack Bailey for State Senate

Maryland Fraternal Order of Police Endorse Jack Bailey for State Senate

The Maryland Fraternal Order endorsed Jack Bailey, for Maryland Senator of District 29. Below is a copy of the letter. To Mr. Jack Bailey, As President and on behalf of the over 21,000 men and women of the Maryland Fraternal Order of Police, it is our pleasure and honor to stand with you and...
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An Evolving Force: Natural Resources Police Celebrates 150th Anniversary

An Evolving Force: Natural Resources Police Celebrates 150th Anniversary

This year, the Maryland Natural Resources Police is celebrating its 150th anniversary, a milestone that makes it the fourth-oldest state conservation law enforcement agency in the nation. Then as now, the mission is to protect the state’s most precious resources, its citizens and visitors. Back in 1868, the General Assembly created the “State Oyster Police Force”...
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Waldorf Man Charged With Arson of Mother’s House

Waldorf Man Charged With Arson of Mother’s House

Deputy State Fire Marshals have arrested Ronald Lamont Jenkins, 29 of Waldorf, for setting fire to his home. The Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department was alerted to the blaze just after 9:45 a.m., on April 27, 2018, after neighbors reported seeing smoke coming from the house at 1820 Oak Drive in Waldorf. Ronald and his...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/30/2018 to 5/4/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/30/2018 to 5/4/2018

During the week of April 30, to May 4, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Berry Rd at Jenifer Elementary School Northbound Leonardtown Rd at Grace Christian Academy Northbound Piney Church Rd at St. Charles High School Northbound Oliver’s Shop Rd at T.C. Martin Elementary Cameras are...
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41-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

41-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Maryland State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash in which one person died late this morning in Prince George’s County. The victim is identified as Dontay Demus, 41, of Waldorf. He was transported to MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, where he succumbed to his injuries. Demus was operating a black Honda motorcycle. The driver...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces May Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces May Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following May monthly promotions and reminders: National Chip Your Pet Month (Tuesday, May 1 to Thursday, May 31)  During this special month, bring your cat or dog to the shelter and get them microchipped for $10. Cats and dogs must be on a leash or...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Comprehensive Bipartisan Crime Legislation, Tougher Sentences For Repeat Violent Offenders

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Comprehensive Bipartisan Crime Legislation, Tougher Sentences For Repeat Violent Offenders

Governor Larry Hogan was joined by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch to sign 207 bills into law at a signing ceremony at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. “This morning, we are signing a number of important initiatives, including tougher sentences for repeat violent offenders and...
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Wednesday’s Pet is NEWMAN

Wednesday’s Pet is NEWMAN

Wednesday’s Pet for 4/25/18 is NEWMAN Featured Pet: Newman Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: FIV Positive Breed: Siamese and Domestic Short Hair Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $100.00 Newman is a 4 year old Siamese and Domestic Short Haired Mix. He is litter box trained...
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La Plata Officers of the Quarter Anounced

La Plata Officers of the Quarter Anounced

La Plata police officers are out in our community day and night committed to protecting and serving the citizens of La Plata and Charles County. They do remarkable work each day. We’d like to introduce you to the La Plata Police Department’s Officers of the Quarter – PFC Jimmy Buckles and PFC Glen Plater....
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Waldorf Man Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison For Running Oxycodone Pill Mill

Waldorf Man Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison For Running Oxycodone Pill Mill

On April 23, 2018, United States District Judge Marvin J. Garbis sentenced Thomas Dalton, age 31, of Waldorf, Maryland to four years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of oxycodone. The sentence...
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Bryans Road Safeway to Close Doors in May 2018

Bryans Road Safeway to Close Doors in May 2018

The following was originally posted by the Charles County Economic Development Team on www.meetcharlescounty.com/blog 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 –...
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