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Natural Resources Police Arrest Glen Burnie Man on Gun Possession and Trespassing Charges

Natural Resources Police Arrest Glen Burnie Man on Gun Possession and Trespassing Charges

An investigation into illegal shooting on private property has resulted in the arrest of a Glen Burnie man on 13 criminal charges and the seizure of four guns from his property. Kevin Patrick Chetelat, 55, will appear in Anne Arundel County District Court in Annapolis March 24 for a preliminary hearing on the charges,...
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Anne Arundel County Man Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Anne Arundel County Man Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

An Anne Arundel County man was arrested and charged this morning after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation developed evidence supporting charges of distribution and possession of child pornography. The suspect is identified as Edward William Weekley, 25, of Arnold, Md.  He is charged with two counts of distribution...
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“Scratch-off Queen” Wins $50,000 Top Prize on Scratch-Off

“Scratch-off Queen” Wins $50,000 Top Prize on Scratch-Off

The “Scratch-off Queen” of Clinton is sitting on the throne of good fortune after winning $50,000 playing the 20x the Cash scratch-off game. She gave herself this special title because she loves to play Maryland Lottery instant tickets and feels destined to win again. The 65-year-old player purchased the 20x the Cash instant ticket and some other scratch-off...
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Brutal Beating at Leonardtown High School Results in Slap on the Wrist for Howard Straughn

Brutal Beating at Leonardtown High School Results in Slap on the Wrist for Howard Straughn

  UPDATE 4/4/2018: Howard Anthony Straughn, 18, of Hollywood, was charged with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct for the beating of a fellow student at Leonardtown High School. Straughn pleaded guilty to second-degree assault.udge Straughn was sentenced to 18 months in the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, by Judge Riddle, with all but six...
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Waldorf Man Charged with Murder

Waldorf Man Charged with Murder

The Prince George’s County Police Department Homicide Unit arrested a suspect in connection with a homicide in Oxon Hill on Sunday. The suspect is 21-year-old Rickey Penn of the 2300 block of Avalon Court in Waldorf. He’s charged with fatally shooting 26-year-old Stephon Mathis of Linwood Drive in Oxon Hill. On April 1st, at approximately 6:00 pm, patrol officers responded...
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Wednesday’s Pet is ELVIS

Wednesday’s Pet is ELVIS

Wednesday’s Pet for 4/4/18 ELVIS Featured Pet: ELVIS Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Hound Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Elvis is a handsome, playful and friendly fellow. He is great with other dogs and children. Elvis found himself as an unclaimed...
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NAS Patuxent River to Conduct Security Drill April 6

NAS Patuxent River to Conduct Security Drill April 6

NAS Patuxent River will be conducting a security exercise April 6 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The exercise area will be clearly marked with exercise in progress signs and the perimeter of the immediate drill location will be secured by NSF personnel. Personnel are advised to remain clear of drill areas and to...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Increase Patrols at Public Schools

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Increase Patrols at Public Schools

St. Mary’s County Public Schools has coordinated increased law enforcement patrols with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office (SMCSO). The patrols will begin on Monday, April 2, 2018, and continue for the remainder of this school year ending on the last day of school. The purpose of the patrols is to provide for a...
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Serious Motor Vehicle Accident Reported in Mechanicsville

Serious Motor Vehicle Accident Reported in Mechanicsville

On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at approximately 8:00 a.m., police, fire and rescue crews responded to a report of an motor vehicle accident with injuries, in the 27600 block of Mechanicsville Road at Harding Way in Mechanicsville Crews arrived on scene to discover a motor vehicle accident with fire. The patient was removed by...
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K-9 Comfort Dogs Visit Great Mills High School

K-9 Comfort Dogs Visit Great Mills High School

Launched in August 2008, the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry is a national human-care ministry embracing the unique, calming nature and skills of purebred Golden Retrievers. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs are a bridge for compassionate ministry, opening doors for conversation about faith and creating opportunities to share the mercy, compassion, presence...
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Prince Frederick House Fire Ruled Accidental

Prince Frederick House Fire Ruled Accidental

On Saturday, March 31, at approximately 4:00 p.m., firefighters responded to Hallowing Point Road, in Prince Frederick for the report of a structure fire. Units arrived on scene to find an outside fire extending to the siding of three story, single family home. Twenty firefighters from the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments...
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Weekend Crash in Lexington Park Sends Two to Trauma Center

Weekend Crash in Lexington Park Sends Two to Trauma Center

On Saturday March 31, 2018, at approximately 9:45 a.m., police, fire and rescue crews responded to a motor vehicle accident on Pegg Road in the area of Westbury Blvd., in Lexington Park. Firefighters arrived on scene to discover a head on collision involving two vehicles. Two patients were transported by Maryland State Police helicopter Trooper...
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Family Home in Mechanicsville Destroyed by Fire

Family Home in Mechanicsville Destroyed by Fire

On Monday, April 2, 2018, at approximately 2:40 p.m., firefighters from the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments responded to Woodburn Hill Road, in Mechanicsville for the report of a house fire. Crews arrived on scene to discover a two story family home with heavy fire and smoke showing. No injuries have been reported...
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Police Arrest Lexington Park Man for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Seize Over $5,000 in Cash

Police Arrest Lexington Park Man for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Seize Over $5,000 in Cash

On Friday, March 23, 2018 at approximately 6:55 p.m., Trooper B. Meurrens from the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack was on patrol in a marked patrol vehicle in the area of Great Mills Road and South Essex Drive when he observed a black S430 Mercedes traveling east on Great Mills Road with darkly tinted...
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Recreational Crabbing Season Opened April 1st

Recreational Crabbing Season Opened April 1st

It’s crabbing season in Maryland! Recreational fishing for the state’s most iconic aquatic species begins April 1 in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries as well as in the Atlantic Ocean, coastal bays and their tributaries, reports the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. “We are pleased to offer multiple opportunities for anglers of all...
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Maryland State Police Charge Columbia Man with Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

Maryland State Police Charge Columbia Man with Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

Maryland State Police computer crimes investigators have arrested and charged a Howard County man with the possession and distribution of child pornography. The suspect is identified as Isak Dorot, 68, of Columbia, Md. He is charged with four counts of possession of child pornography and one count of distribution of child pornography. Following his...
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Governor Hogan’s Statement on the Maryland Natural Resources Police Anniversary

Governor Hogan’s Statement on the Maryland Natural Resources Police Anniversary

I’m proud to help commemorate an important milestone in Maryland history—150 years since the founding of the Maryland Natural Resources Police. The department is our first state law enforcement agency, predating the Maryland State Police by almost a half-century, and is also one of the oldest conservation law enforcement organizations in the nation. On...
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Drug Overdose Deaths Continue to rise; Increase Fueled by Synthetic Opioids

Drug Overdose Deaths Continue to rise; Increase Fueled by Synthetic Opioids

An in-depth analysis of 2016 U.S. drug overdose data shows that America’s overdose epidemic is spreading geographically and increasing across demographic groups. The report, from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), appears in today’s issue of MMWR. Drug overdoses killed 63,632 Americans in 2016. Nearly two-thirds of these deaths (66%)...
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Motor Vehicle Accident on Indian Bridge Road Sends Woman to Hospital

Motor Vehicle Accident on Indian Bridge Road Sends Woman to Hospital

On Friday, March 30, 2018, at approximately 12:10 p.m., police, fire and rescue crews responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident on Indian Bridge Road, in California. Crews arrived on scene to discover a Toyota vehicle off the roadway with a single female patient. For unknown reasons the Toyota left the roadway...
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Bay District Responds to Machinery Fire at Concrete Plant in Lexington Park

Bay District Responds to Machinery Fire at Concrete Plant in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at approximately 5:15 p.m., firefighters from the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to Sanners Lane in Lexington Park for a brush fire. As firefighters were responding, the call was changed to an unknown fire. Units arrived on scene to find a concrete crusher on fire at the Carruth...
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Possible Relief for Motorists with Huge E-Z Pass Fines Passes Senate

Possible Relief for Motorists with Huge E-Z Pass Fines Passes Senate

A bill bringing possible relief to Maryland motorists who face thousands of dollars in fines from unpaid E-ZPass tolls passed the Senate unanimously last Thursday and gets a hearing in a House committee next week. Bill sponsor, Sen. Roger Manno, D-Montgomery, made fixes to his bill that died last year in committee, conforming it...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/2/2018 to 4/6/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/2/2018 to 4/6/2018

During the week of April 2, to April 6, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High 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...
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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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FBI Offers $10,000 Reward for Information in Charles County Cold Case Murder

FBI Offers $10,000 Reward for Information in Charles County Cold Case Murder

UPDATE: The FBI is still offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the individual(s) responsible for the death of Martin Hawkins, Jr. Information given may remain confidential. 6/1/2016: Today, the FBI in Baltimore is announcing a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification and...
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Family Garage in Waldorf Destroyed by Fire

Family Garage in Waldorf Destroyed by Fire

On Friday, March 30, 2018, at approximately 3:25 a.m., firefighters from the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding stations responded to Luben Road, in Waldorf, for a garage fire. Units arrived on scene to find a one story detached garage on fire. Over 48 firefighters responded and it took approximately 20 minutes to bring the...
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