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Clinton Drug Dealer Arrested in Charles County with Stolen Handgun

Clinton Drug Dealer Arrested in Charles County with Stolen Handgun

On December 16, 2017 at approximately 1:55 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office  responded to a car crash in the 1200 block of Bannister Circle in Waldorf. Upon arrival, Pfc. P. Sadie observed a man running from one of the vehicles involved in the crash. A look out was broadcast and Officer...
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Maryland State Police DUI Arrests for Charles County – 12/28/2017

Maryland State Police DUI Arrests for Charles County – 12/28/2017

DUI Arrests for the Maryland State Police, La Plata Barrack from 12/2/17 through 12/28/17 NAME DATE & TIME OF ARREST TROOPER AGE CITY & STATE OF RESIDENCE YOUNG, OCTAVIA MARIE 12/2/2017@0241 LONG 35 WALDORF, MD FLORES-URBINA, JUAN C 12/5/2017@ 1851 MOHR 26 SUITLAND BUTLER, DANIEL JUWAN 12/7/2017 @ 0355 JEANS 22 NEWBURG, MD LEE,...
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Sheriff’s Deputy in Charles County Rescues Bald Eagle on Christmas Eve

Sheriff’s Deputy in Charles County Rescues Bald Eagle on Christmas Eve

A bald eagle was found lying on the side of Oaks Road in Bryantown on Christmas Eve. Lt. Jeff Wood, of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office who is working that night at the Sheriff’s Office , was called to help out. Lt. Wood is a shift commander and he’s also a Falconer (Bird handler...
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New Federal Requirements for January 2018 License/ID card Renewals at MDOT MVA

New Federal Requirements for January 2018 License/ID card Renewals at MDOT MVA

Marylanders should be on the lookout for renewal notices for their driver’s license and ID cards.  As required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to maintain compliance with the federal REAL ID Act, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) will now require documentation to renew federally compliant driver’s licenses...
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Maryland Firearm Deer Hunting Season Reopens Jan. 5

Maryland Firearm Deer Hunting Season Reopens Jan. 5

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that the winter portion of the firearm deer hunting season opens Jan. 5 in Deer Management Region B, which includes all the state but its westernmost counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season. The season is...
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UPDATE: Nanjemoy Man Charged with Murder of 35-Year-Old Man in Charles County

UPDATE: Nanjemoy Man Charged with Murder of 35-Year-Old Man in Charles County

UPDATE 12/24/2017: On Saturday, December 23, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 8300 block of Bowie Road in Nanjemoy for the report of a shooting. Investigation showed Marcus Darnell Johnson, 33, of Nanjemoy, went to the home of his neighbor, Wayne Lee Proctor, Jr., 35, of...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Legislation to Protect Maryland Taxpayers Under Federal Tax Reform

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Legislation to Protect Maryland Taxpayers Under Federal Tax Reform

Governor Larry Hogan announced that the administration will be submitting legislation to mitigate potential negative impacts of federal tax reform on Maryland taxpayers. The legislation will return any additional state revenue received due to the loss of federal deductions and exemptions. The governor made the following statement at a meeting of the Board of...
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MDOT SHA Lifts Non-Emergency Lane Closures to Clear Way for Holiday Travelers

MDOT SHA Lifts Non-Emergency Lane Closures to Clear Way for Holiday Travelers

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is suspending non-emergency lane closures for the long holidays. Travel forecasting agencies are predicting busier roads this holiday season as fuel prices have remained stable, enabling more people to take to the roads. Thursday and Friday are expected to be “getaway days” for millions...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit, along with Maryland State Police, will conduct an impaired driver checkpoint on Wednesday, December 20 between 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Special patrols and enforcement focused on impaired and aggressive driving are conducted year round. The CCSO is reminding drivers who might become impaired...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SCOUT

Wednesday’s Pet is SCOUT

Wednesday’s Pet for 12-20-17 is SCOUT Featured Pet: Scout Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: American Bulldog/Yellow Labrador Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Scout is a happy go lucky boy looking for a family to call his own. Scout was adopted as a young...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help Identifying iPad Thief

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help Identifying iPad Thief

On September 22, 2017, a burglary occurred to a residence in the 46000 block of South Shangri La Drive, located in Lexington Park. Among items stolen, was an Apple iPad; when the iPad was powered on, these photographs were taken. Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the individual pictured, is...
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Charles County man wins $100,000 on Lady Luck instant ticket

Charles County man wins $100,000 on Lady Luck instant ticket

A Waldorf-area federal government retiree is whistling a snappier tune today after winning a $100,000 top prize on a Lady Luck scratch-off last weekend. The 66-year-old has played Maryland Lottery scratch-offs for several years. He prefers to pick newer instant tickets because they have more top prizes available. Last week, when he redeemed a...
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DUI Crashes On The Rise As Holiday Season Kicks In

DUI Crashes On The Rise As Holiday Season Kicks In

As the holiday seasons kicks in to high gear, Maryland State Police respond to an increased number of alcohol related crashes this weekend throughout the state. From Friday, December 15 through the early morning hours of today, Maryland State Police responded to eighteen crashes involving alcohol across the state. Last year at the same...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces January Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces January Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following January monthly promotions and reminders: New Year, New Homes (Tuesday, Jan. 2 to Wednesday, Jan. 31) In celebration of the New Year, the shelter is reducing the adoption fee for dogs to $100 and for cats to $20.18 during January. Start the year off...
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Silver Spring Woman Arrested After Assaulting Police During Drunk Driving Arrest

Silver Spring Woman Arrested After Assaulting Police During Drunk Driving Arrest

On Sunday, December 17, 2017, at approximately 2:05 a.m., Trooper First Class T. Hooten of the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack conducted a traffic stop on Billingsley Road in the area of Middletown Road, White Plains, for speeding. TFC Hooten made contact with the driver, Zenobia Zachary Johnson, 26 of Silver Spring, Maryland...
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UPDATE: 20-Year-Old Waldorf Man Arrested and Charged with First Degree Murder

UPDATE: 20-Year-Old Waldorf Man Arrested and Charged with First Degree Murder

  UPDATE – 12/18/2017: On December 16, 2017, Charles County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Nicholas Jabbar Williams, 20, of Waldorf, in connection with the murder of Cameron Marcel Townsend, 18, of Brandywine, who was shot and killed on December 14 in the intersection of Holly Avenue and Spruce Street in Waldorf. As detectives continue to...
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Charles County Government January Holiday Schedule

Charles County Government January Holiday Schedule

The County Administrator wishes to remind residents of changes to normal operating schedules for the month of January.  All offices, facilities, and services not listed will be operating their normal hours. Monday, Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day) • All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville are closed. • VanGO services will...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 12/18/2017 to 12/22/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 12/18/2017 to 12/22/2017

During the week of December 18, to December 22, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday...
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Waldorf Man Found Guilty of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Waldorf Man Found Guilty of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on Thursday, December 14, 2017 a Charles County jury convicted Darren Anthony Wimbush, 35 of Waldorf, of Sexual Abuse of a Minor and 10 counts of Second Degree Sex Offense. On June 30, 2015, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office received a Crime Solver’s anonymous tip...
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Maryland State Highway Administration Pre-treating Roads in Advance of Winter Storm

Maryland State Highway Administration Pre-treating Roads in Advance of Winter Storm

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is pre-treating roads in advance of a storm that is forecast to affect the region later today. Midday drivers are encouraged to provide pre-treating trucks ample room to effectively pre-treat the highways. “This storm is forecast to arrive at the worst possible time –...
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Motorists Urged To Be Cautious With Winter Weather Expected

Motorists Urged To Be Cautious With Winter Weather Expected

Troopers are urging motorists to be cautious and be aware of potentially hazardous road conditions with winter weather expected today for much of Maryland. According to the National Weather Service, a winter weather advisory has been issued for 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. today for most of the Baltimore-Washington metro area. An inch or two...
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IRS Warns Taxpayers of Email Scam Targeting Hotmail Users

IRS Warns Taxpayers of Email Scam Targeting Hotmail Users

The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers and tax professionals of a new email scam targeting Hotmail users that is being used to steal personal and financial information. The phishing email subject line reads: “Internal Revenue Service Email No. XXXX | We’re processing your request soon | TXXXXXX-XXXXXXXX.” The email leads taxpayers to sign...
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WARM Program Seeks Volunteer Drivers

WARM Program Seeks Volunteer Drivers

As the cold weather sets in, The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services is in search of additional volunteer drivers for Wrapping Arms ‘Round Many (WARM). The program provides emergency shelter for homeless individuals during the winter in St. Mary’s County. Wondering how you can make a difference regarding homeless individuals...
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Maryland Hunters Harvest 34,000 Deer during Firearm Season

Maryland Hunters Harvest 34,000 Deer during Firearm Season

Maryland hunters reported taking 34,412 deer during the state’s most popular hunt, the two-week firearm season. The total was similar to last year’s official harvest of 35,002. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported that more than 4,000 deer were taken on the two Sundays during the season, more than 10 percent of the total take during...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Pixie

Wednesday’s Pet is Pixie

Wednesday’s Pet for 12/13/17 is Pixie Featured Pet: Pixie Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Cattle Dog/Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Pixie was found at a dumpster along with her brother. She was taken in by a rescue in Virginia. She is...
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