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VIDEO: Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire in Lexington Park

On May 31, 2018, at approximately 4:20 p.m., firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to Lexwood Court, in Lexington Park for the report of a vehicle fire. Units arrived on scene to find a Buick LeSabre in the Lex Woods Apartments parking lot with the engine compartment engulfed in fire. Firefighters quickly...
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MISSING TEEN – Charles County – White Plains

MISSING TEEN – Charles County – White Plains

Tyrese Williams has been missing since May 6, 2018, he is missing from White Plains. DOB: June 7, 2003 Age Now: 14 Sex: Male Race: Black Hair Color: Black Eye Color: Brown Height: 5’3″ Weight: 120 lbs If seen call 1-800-843-5678 or the Charles County Sheriff’s Office at 1-301-932-2222.
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Mechanicsville Man Catches Record Snakehead in Charles County

Mechanicsville Man Catches Record Snakehead in Charles County

It was a long, memorable Memorial Day weekend for 41-year-old Andrew “Andy” Fox of Mechanicsville. Fox, along with two of his closest friends headed to Indian Head, Mattawoman Creek, in Charles County for a little overnight bowfishing for northern snakehead. The trio was out on the water for a few hours the night of...
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St. Mary’s Co. Community Rallying Behind Plans for Oyster Restoration

St. Mary’s Co. Community Rallying Behind Plans for Oyster Restoration

Nearly 60 years ago, the oysters in Maryland’s Breton Bay were so plentiful that you had to be careful where you set foot on the bottom. Chuck Bright, who spent his summers there in those days, learned that the hard way. “I jumped off the pier and sliced my foot on an oyster shell,”...
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Serious Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Motorcycle in California

Serious Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Motorcycle in California

On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at approximately 4:30 p.m., emergency personnel responded to Three Notch Road in the area of National Circle, in California for the report of a serious motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle. 4:58 p.m.: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Advisory Message: Motor Vehicle Accident Rt 235 in the area of...
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Vandalism and Property Destruction Hits the California and Great Mills Area

Vandalism and Property Destruction Hits the California and Great Mills Area

Numerous cases of vandalism to vehicles and homes were reported to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office between Sunday, May 27, 2018, and Monday, May 28, 2018. The crimes reported occurred in the following neighborhoods: Hickory Hills located in Great Mills Town Creek located in Lexington Park Laurel Glen located in California. The suspect(s)...
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Wednesday’s Pet is TYRA

Wednesday’s Pet is TYRA

Wednesday’s Pet for 5/30/18 is TYRA Featured Pet: Tyra Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Weimaraner Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Tyra is a 5-year-old girl that is new at HSCC, but she’s already stole everyone’s heart. She...
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Frederick Man Arrested After Traffic Stop in Owings

Frederick Man Arrested After Traffic Stop in Owings

On Friday, May 25, 2018 Emergency Communications broadcasted a lookout for a vehicle that was all over the roadway. Corporal Moschetto of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in the area of Southern Maryland Boulevard and Doris Drive, in Owings. Deputy Freeland arrived on scene and identified...
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Lexington Park Man Dies After Fleeing From Police in Myrtle Beach

Lexington Park Man Dies After Fleeing From Police in Myrtle Beach

A motorcyclist died after fleeing from a traffic stop and crashing in Myrtle Beach, according to Capt. Joey Crosby with the Myrtle Beach police. The crash happened on Friday, May 25, 2018, at approximately 2:30 a.m., after police tried to stop a motorcycle in the area of 8th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard. Keith...
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NAWCAD Employees Named Outstanding Technology Transfer Professionals

NAWCAD Employees Named Outstanding Technology Transfer Professionals

NAWCAD’S Michelle Miedzinski and Rick Tarr of the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) were recently named this year’s Outstanding Technology Transfer Professionals by the Federal Lab Consortium. The award recognizes the efforts of the professional or team who has demonstrated outstanding work transferring a technology in a manner significantly over and above what was called for...
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Spring Turkey Hunters Harvest 3,861 Gobblers

Spring Turkey Hunters Harvest 3,861 Gobblers

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that hunters reported harvesting 3,861 wild turkeys during the 2018 regular spring and junior hunt turkey seasons. This year’s harvest was 8 percent lower than the record 2017 harvest, but well above the 10-year average of 3,406. “Turkey populations continue to grow in a few areas of the...
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Point Lookout State Park Looks Back on the War Between the States at Annual Blue and Gray Days

Point Lookout State Park Looks Back on the War Between the States at Annual Blue and Gray Days

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources welcomes the public to Point Lookout State Park in St. Mary’s County as they look back on the War Between the States and the historic sites within the park that were impacted in the conflicted that divided North and South. The annual Blue and Gray Days living history program will take place...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating House Explosion in Prince Frederick

State Fire Marshal Investigating House Explosion in Prince Frederick

UPDATE 5/30/2018: According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, William and Tacy Gash, the owners of the home were both transported to MedStar Washington with non-life threatening injuries, after an explosion occurred within the basement of their home. The preliminary cause of the explosion/fire is still under Investigation. The owners arrived home and detected an...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Motors Officers Escort Riders in Rolling Thunder Event

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Motors Officers Escort Riders in Rolling Thunder Event

Charles County Sheriff’s Office motors, along with St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Prince George’s County Police Department, and Maryland National Capital Park Police motors escorted the All American Harley Davidson chapter of riders to the Pentagon for the Rolling Thunder event, during which thousands of motorcyclists ride from across the...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/28/2018 to 6/1/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/28/2018 to 6/1/2018

During the week of May 28, to June 1, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Northbound Middleton Road at Westlake High School Southbound Leonardtown Rd at Thomas Stone High School Southbound Piney Church at St. Charles High School Southbound Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested After Firing Gun Inside Residence

Mechanicsville Man Arrested After Firing Gun Inside Residence

On Sunday, April 1, 2018, Cpl. Knott of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded the 27000 block of Mechanicsville Road, in Mechanicsville, for the reported disturbance. Upon arrival officers were advised Daniel Kenneth Douglas, 27 of Mechanicsville, had discharged a gun inside the residence. While officers were getting initial information Douglas attempted to...
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50-Year-Old Mechanicsville Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

50-Year-Old Mechanicsville Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

On Friday, May 25, 2018, at approximately 8:00 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 38000 block of All Faith Church Road, in the area of New Market Turner Road, in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival, units located a single vehicle on its side with...
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UPDATE: 90-Year-Old Man Severely Injured in Car Fire at Wildewood Shopping Center

UPDATE: 90-Year-Old Man Severely Injured in Car Fire at Wildewood Shopping Center

UPDATE:  The Office of the State Fire Marshal reports, the driver of the 2016 Hyundai SUV, Robert Oliver, 90, had recently purchased gasoline from WaWa to mow his yard, placing the gas container in the trunk of his vehicle. He then stopped at the Bed, Bath & Beyond in California to shop. When he re-entered...
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Crime Solvers Offering up to $2,500 Reward in Murder Case of 20-Year-Old Waldorf Man

Crime Solvers Offering up to $2,500 Reward in Murder Case of 20-Year-Old Waldorf Man

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect(s) involved in the murder of Antonio Lamount Harper, Jr. 20, who was shot and killed on May 1 at 10 p.m. outside of his residence in the 2200 block of...
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UPDATE: Allegations of Sexual Abuse by North Point High School Teacher Date Back to 2008

UPDATE: Allegations of Sexual Abuse by North Point High School Teacher Date Back to 2008

UPDATE: Ralph Marvin Van Dyke Jr., 59 of La Plata has been indicted on six counts of sex abuse of a minor in custody, two counts of fourth-degree sex offense and second-degree assault. The indictment summary was filed in Charles County Circuit Court on May 18, 2018. Van Dyke is currently being held without bond at...
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UPDATE: Shooting Victim at Motel 6 Identified

UPDATE: Shooting Victim at Motel 6 Identified

UPDATE 5/24/2018 @ 2:00 p.m.: Maryland State Police are searching for the suspect(s) wanted in connection with a St. Mary’s County shooting last night that wounded a 20 year old man. The suspects were driving in a white Ford Explorer or Expedition at the time of the incident. Three suspects, described only as African American...
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Traffic Stop in Prince Frederick Results in Arrest for Possession of Cocaine & Marijuana

Traffic Stop in Prince Frederick Results in Arrest for Possession of Cocaine & Marijuana

On Saturday, May 19, 2018 at approximately 11:20 pm, Corporal Esnes from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack initiated a traffic stop on Shore Acres Way in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. Several criminal indicators were observed while speaking with the driver and a K-9 scan was requested. A positive alert was given...
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Troopers Urge Safety And Sobriety As Enforcement Increases During Memorial Day Weekend

Troopers Urge Safety And Sobriety As Enforcement Increases During Memorial Day Weekend

With extra traffic expected this Memorial Day weekend, additional Maryland State Police troopers will be on patrol and using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to highway incidents and take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of travelers. Beginning Friday, troopers from each of the...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Announced 2017 Rookies of the Year

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Announced 2017 Rookies of the Year

Deputy Shawn Shelko and Correctional Officer Alexander Tasciotti were named Rookies of the Year for 2017 for the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office at the Annual Awards Banquet held at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department on Friday, May 18, 2018. Deputy Shelko started with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 2,...
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Police in Charles County Conduct Countywide Warrant Sweep

Police in Charles County Conduct Countywide Warrant Sweep

On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Troopers from Maryland State La Plata Barrack, partnered with members of the Southern Maryland Information Center and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office to conduct a countywide warrant sweep. A total of 67 warrant attempts were made in Charles County, which resulted in 9 subjects who were arrested on traffic...
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