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House Fire in La Plata Ruled Accidental

House Fire in La Plata Ruled Accidental

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 4:50 p.m., firefighters from La Plata, and surrounding Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 5740 Durham Court, in La Plata, for the report of a house fire. The fire was ruled accidental, and started in a 2016 Toyota Corolla that was inside of the attached garage. No injuries were...
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Virginia Man Arrested on Gun Charges After Traffic Accident in Dunkirk

Virginia Man Arrested on Gun Charges After Traffic Accident in Dunkirk

On Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Deputy Williamson of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to an auto accident at Route 4 and Brickhouse Road, in Dunkirk. Melvin Minor, 35, of Virginia, was driving the SUV involved in a motor vehicle accident. While Deputy Parks conducted field sobriety test of Minor, Trooper Lewis checked Minors’...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DIAMOND

Wednesday’s Pet is DIAMOND

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/4/17 is DIAMOND Featured Pet: Diamond Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Whippet/Pit Bull Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Diamond is a sweet and friendly 6-year-old Whippet/Pit bull mix who found herself abandoned by her owner at the local...
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Virginia Man Arrested in Great Mills for Possession with Intent to Distribute

Virginia Man Arrested in Great Mills for Possession with Intent to Distribute

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at approximately 1:20 a.m., Trooper First Class Meurrens, from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, conducted a traffic stop in the area of Old Great Mills Road and Point Lookout Road, in Great Mills. Upon making contact with the occupants, a strong odor of marijuana was detected. During a probable...
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Two Arrested in Calvert for Crack Pipe and Reckless Driving

Two Arrested in Calvert for Crack Pipe and Reckless Driving

On Sunday, September 3, 2017 at approximately 5:00 p.m., Deputy Durner of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Solomon’s Island Road in the Area of HG Trueman Road after observing a vehicle swerving between lanes and force a passing car onto the shoulder. Deputy Durner activated his emergency equipment and...
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NAVAIR Wins Human Resources Community Award for Excellence

NAVAIR Wins Human Resources Community Award for Excellence

NAVAIR’s Total Force Strategy and Management Department recently won the 2016 Department of the Navy Civilian Human Resources (HR) Community Award for Excellence for making data analysis faster, more efficient and interactive. Specifically, the team created a series of workforce graphs and tools, known as data marts and dashboards, to help analyze workforce trends...
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State Police Arrest St. Leonard Man For Illegally Carrying A Firearm and DUI

State Police Arrest St. Leonard Man For Illegally Carrying A Firearm and DUI

State Police arrested a Calvert County man for illegally carrying a firearm and for driving under the influence on Monday, October 2, 2017. The accused is identified as Brian Beltz, 40, of St. Leonard. Beltz was arrested and charged criminally for illegally wearing, carrying and transporting a handgun, driving under the influence, and other...
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State Police Arrest California Man for Drug Possession and Firearm Violations

State Police Arrest California Man for Drug Possession and Firearm Violations

On September 5, 2017 at approximately 6:00 p.m., Trooper First Class, A. Oyler of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, responded to South Springsteen Court, in California, for a reported disturbance. Upon arrival, she located a male subject who was yelling and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and some sort of...
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Residents Asked to Reduce Mosquito Population by Eliminating Standing Water

Residents Asked to Reduce Mosquito Population by Eliminating Standing Water

The best way to prevent mosquito bites and mosquito-borne diseases is to get rid of mosquito breeding habitats. The Calvert County Department of General Services Mosquito Control Program is winding down but residents are still encouraged to do their part by inspecting their properties for standing water. Any area or container that holds water...
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PG County Police Department Searching For Suspect Who Sexually Assaulted Young Girl

PG County Police Department Searching For Suspect Who Sexually Assaulted Young Girl

The Prince George’s County Police Department is actively working to identify and arrest the man who sexually assaulted a young girl as she walked home from her school bus stop. This occurred on September 28th at approximately 2:30 pm at Devon Hills Drive at Grasmere Court in Fort Washington. The preliminary investigation reveals the...
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California Man Awaiting Trial Eats Marijuana During Traffic Stop in Owings

California Man Awaiting Trial Eats Marijuana During Traffic Stop in Owings

On Friday, September 1, 2017 Deputy Mohler of the Calvert County Sherriff Office while participating in a traffic enforcement assignment received information from a fellow Deputy operating a laser speed detection device on Southern Maryland Boulevard in the area of Briscoe Turn Road, in Owings regarding a speeding vehicle. Deputy Mohler was advised a...
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Lexington Park Women Arrested for Oxycodone After Traffic Stop in Lusby

Katina Willieast Jenkins, 40, of Lexington Park (booking photo from a 2013 arrest)

On Thursday, August 31, 2017 at approximately 7:00 p.m. Deputy Gott of the Calvert County Sherriff Office was patrolling in the area of Rousby Hall Road and Clubhouse Drive, in Lusby when his license plate reader system advised that a silver Pontiac was being driven with a suspended registration. Depututy Gott confirmed the suspended...
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Volunteers Needed for WARM “Wrapping Arms Round Many”

Volunteers Needed for WARM “Wrapping Arms Round Many”

WARM “Wrapping Arms Round Many” is a winter emergency sheltering program for the homeless in St. Mary’s County, and we are in need of volunteers to help with registration and driving vans. There are many more homeless men and women in St. Mary’s County than the shelters have space for. WARM was established out...
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Hurricane Relief Outdoor Festival Fundraiser Scheduled for this Weekend

Hurricane Relief Outdoor Festival Fundraiser Scheduled for this Weekend

Full Effect Live! Entertainment Group, Power Jam Music Alliance and WTG Sound & Promotion have teamed up to promote a Hurricane Relief Fundraiser on Sunday, October 8, 2017,  from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This indoor/outdoor festival will benefit those affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria through the American Red Cross. Their outdoor stage...
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Search Warrant in Charles County Leads to Drug And Firearm Charges

Search Warrant in Charles County Leads to Drug And Firearm Charges

On September 29, 2017, detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Section as well as members of the Emergency Services Team executed a search and seizure warrant at a residence in the 1200 block of Bannister Circle in Waldorf. Pursuant to the search, marijuana, distribution paraphernalia, and a handgun were recovered. Andarius...
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FDA Warning: Risk of Suffocation – Infant Sleep Positioners

FDA Warning: Risk of Suffocation – Infant Sleep Positioners

The FDA is reminding parents and caregivers not to put babies in sleep positioners. These products—sometimes also called “nests” or “anti-roll” products—can cause suffocation (a struggle to breathe) that can lead to death. In the last 13 years, the federal government has received 12 reports of babies known to have died from suffocation associated...
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Police in Charles County Looking for Additional Theft Victims

Police in Charles County Looking for Additional Theft Victims

On Thursday, September 5, 2017, a victim witnessed a man stealing property from his garage. An investigation followed, and a suspect was developed. On September 26, Detectives Burgess and Weaver went to a vacant residence in the 8100 block of Bensville Road in Waldorf where they suspected stolen property was being stored. Upon arrival,...
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Police Investigating Stabbing in Great Mills

Police Investigating Stabbing in Great Mills

UPDATE 10/3/2017 @ 10:oo a.m. – Official St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: On 10/2/17, at approximately 8:39 P.M., deputies responded to the 45000 block of Foxchase Drive in Great Mills for a report of an assault. Contact was made with an individual who sustained a minor laceration to their hand. The victim was...
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St. Mary’s County – Missing Person, David Higgins LOCATED

St. Mary’s County – Missing Person, David Higgins LOCATED

Missing Person David M. Higgins has been located. Higgins is described as a 38-year-old white male Contact the Sheriff’s Office 301-475-4040 if you know his location. No further information is available at this time.
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Make Arrest in Piney Point Burglaries

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Make Arrest in Piney Point Burglaries

On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Deputy Phillip Robinson of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to two burglaries to businesses located in the Piney Point area. During the investigation a similar method of operation was identified and video surveillance captured a vehicle in the area at the time of the offenses.  Deputy Robinson...
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Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Sirens to be Tested

Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Sirens to be Tested

There will be a full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout St. Mary’s, Calvert and Dorchester counties on Monday, October 2, 2017 at noon. The test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. Citizens are asked to remember the scheduled testing...
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NAS PAX River Sets Noise Advisory for Night Flights Oct. 2 – Oct. 6

NAS PAX River Sets Noise Advisory for Night Flights Oct. 2 – Oct. 6

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating night-time testing events are scheduled to take place on October 2 through October 6, 2017 between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. each evening. Pilots at PAX will be testing and training for realistic night flight scenarios that are essential for the precision and safety...
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UPDATE; Victim in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Dameron Identified

UPDATE; Victim in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Dameron Identified

UPDATE 10/20/201 @5:35 p.m.: On Monday, October 2, 2017, at approximately 6:35 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported serious motor vehicle collision in the area of Three Notch Road and Will’s Road. Upon arrival, units discovered two vehicles involved and one operator deceased. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s...
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UPDATE: Charles County Shooting/Attempted Murder Suspect Located

UPDATE: Charles County Shooting/Attempted Murder Suspect Located

UPDATE 10/2/2017: Suspect Trevon Chisley turned himself in to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Waldorf station. Anyone with information is still urged to call Detective J. Elliott at 301-609-6515. 10/1/2017: On Sunday, October 1, 2017, at approximately 2:30 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2000 block of Amber Leaf...
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VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Crash in Great Mills Sends One to Trauma Center

VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Crash in Great Mills Sends One to Trauma Center

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, at approximately 2:45 p.m., firefighters from Hollywood and Bay District Volunteer Departments and ambulance crews from the Lexington Park Rescue Squad responded to Chancellors Run Road at the intersection of Buck Hewitt Road, in Great Mills, for the report of a serious motor vehicle accident with injuries. Firstresponders arrived...
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