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Thompson Wanted After Crashing into Two Police Cars and Fleeing From Deputies

Thompson Wanted After Crashing into Two Police Cars and Fleeing From Deputies

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Marquet Darrall Thompson, 19, of no fixed address. On Sunday, February 25, 2018, Deputy M. Beyer of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Pegg Road and Midway Drive, in Lexington Park.  Thompson,...
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Calvert Man and Friend Share $50,000 Winnings from Cash Explosion Scratch-off

Calvert Man and Friend Share $50,000 Winnings from Cash Explosion Scratch-off

Two loyal Maryland Lottery scratch-off players who are good friends happily split a $50,000 prize discovered on a Cash Explosion instant ticket they bought together. The 83-year-old Calvert County resident and his friend from Prince George’s County stopped at Town Center Amoco in Dunkirk on the day they found their lucky scratch-off. The duo usually buys...
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UPDATE – VIDEO: Five Injured After Tractor Slams Into House in Clements

UPDATE – VIDEO: Five Injured After Tractor Slams Into House in Clements

2/25/201/: Official Press Release from th St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office: On February 24, 2018, at 5:57 AM, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 23000 block of Budds Creek Road, in Clements, for the report of a vehicle into a residence. Upon arrival it was discovered a tractor trailer...
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Police in Charles County Looking for Four Suspects that Sexually Assaulted 16-Year-Old Girl at Gunpoint

Police in Charles County Looking for Four Suspects that Sexually Assaulted 16-Year-Old Girl at Gunpoint

On Saturday, February 17, 2018, at approximately 1:00 a.m., the victim – a 16-year-old girl from the state of California visiting relatives in Waldorf – was walking on Melrose Court in Waldorf. As she was using her phone, she noticed a dark colored vehicle, possibly a Jeep, pass by her several times. Soon, the...
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Maryland Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners Announced

Maryland Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners Announced

Fifth-grade students who submitted Arbor Day posters to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources had their work judged today by a panel of forestry experts and a special guest judge, Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan, who is an accomplished artist and adjunct professor at Maryland Institute College of Art. The posters were created using varied artistic...
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Committee Cuts Judicial Pay Raise to $20K; Strong Support for Term Limits for Legislators, More Education Funding, $15 Minimum Wage

Committee Cuts Judicial Pay Raise to $20K; Strong Support for Term Limits for Legislators, More Education Funding, $15 Minimum Wage

All 313 Maryland judges would get a $20,000 pay raise — $5,000 for each of the next four years, the House Appropriations Committee is recommending. The committee cut $15,000 from the raises proposed by the Judicial Compensation Commission. The committee action would bring the salaries of 173 circuit court judges up to $174,433 and the...
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Charles County Government Postal Addresses to Change on March 1

Charles County Government Postal Addresses to Change on March 1

The mailing addresses for the County Government Building and the Department of Emergency Services will be updated starting on March 1, 2018. All mail sent on or after this date should be addressed to: Charles County Government 200 Baltimore Street La Plata, MD 20646 Charles County Department of Emergency Services 10425 Audie Lane La...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces March Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces March Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following March monthly promotions and reminders: Paws to Read (Thursday, March 1 to Saturday, March 31) Come give the shelter pups some extra love and enrichment by reading to them. Bring your favorite book or read one of ours. You can visit the animals Mondays...
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Wednesday’s Pet – Special Friday Edition – Three Pets

Wednesday’s Pet – Special Friday Edition – Three Pets

This week we have Three Wednesday’s Pets, they are: Dallas, Mollie and Ruby. Mollie and Ruby are a Bonded Pair. Mollie and Ruby Featured Pet: Mollie and Ruby Bonded Pair Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group...
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California Man Spray Paints Car and Shoots Up Residence in Leonardtown

California Man Spray Paints Car and Shoots Up Residence in Leonardtown

On Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at approximately 4:00 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded Mary Helen Way, in Leonardtown, for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival police located a Buick Lacrosse, abandoned in the ditch. The vehicle was unoccupied and still running. The front and rear registration plates were...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces New Text to 9-1-1 System for Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan Announces New Text to 9-1-1 System for Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the Board of Public Works’ approval of a new Text to 9-1-1 technology for Maryland, helping to update 1960s-era emergency systems with life-saving technology. This new Internet-based infrastructure allows citizens to send a Short Message Service (SMS) text message to 9-1-1. The Federal Communications Commission estimates that more than...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Mourns Loss of Veteran Officer

Prince George’s County Police Department Mourns Loss of Veteran Officer

The Prince George’s County Police Department is mourning the loss of Corporal Mujahid Ramzziddin of our Special Operations Division’s Harbor Unit who was shot and killed while coming to the aid of a neighbor. We are still in early stages of the investigation. Preliminarily, we understand, Corporal Ramzziddin stepped in to help a neighbor...
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Drunk Capitol Heights Woman Arrested After Caught Driving Over 100 MPH

Drunk Capitol Heights Woman Arrested After Caught Driving Over 100 MPH

On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 2018, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Trooper First Class Jeans from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack was conducting stationary speed enforcement on southbound Maryland Route 5 north of Forest Park, in Waldorf. TFC Jeans observed a silver Hyundai which appeared to be traveling above the posted 55 mph...
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VIDEO: Press Conference – Threat of Mass Violence at Leonardtown High School

VIDEO: Press Conference – Threat of Mass Violence at Leonardtown High School

On Thursday February 15, 2018, at approximately 2:50 p.m., two male Leonardtown High School students were on the afternoon bus ride home and were overheard by witnesses discussing the recent shooting in Parkland Florida at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The two students made statements that they would bring guns to school and had...
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Two Juveniles at Leonardtown HS Charged with Threats of Mass Violence

Two Juveniles at Leonardtown HS Charged with Threats of Mass Violence

On Friday, February 16, 2018, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding two male juveniles, who attend Leonardtown High School, who were overheard discussing a recent school shooting. According to a concerned citizen, the juveniles made statements about bringing firearms to school, and how they were too smart to be caught. The...
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Police Officer Killed in Prince George’s County

Police Officer Killed in Prince George’s County

The Prince George’s County Police Department released the following statements The suspect who killed our officer was shot and killed by responding law enforcement. More details later. With broken hearts, we are announcing that one of our officers was shot and killed today. The brave officer was shot while stepping in to protect a woman...
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Waldorf Woman Busted with 2 Pounds of Marijuana in Hotel Parking Lot

Waldorf Woman Busted with 2 Pounds of Marijuana in Hotel Parking Lot

On February 20, 2018 at approximately 11:00 p.m., Deputy Collins, from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, was conducting a patrol check at the Hampton Inn, in Waldorf. Police observed a female sitting in the driver seat of a blue Mitsubishi Mirage, the vehicle was backed into a parking spot and was facing towards the...
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DUI Saturation Patrol Initiative to Take Place in Charles County

DUI Saturation Patrol Initiative to Take Place in Charles County

The Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack in cooperation with the Maryland State Police Washington Metro Troop, Charles County Sheriff’s Office, La Plata Town Police and Maryland Transportation Authority Police will be conducting a DUI Saturation Patrol Initiative. The initiative will take place on February 22, 2018, and enforcement efforts will be targeting US Route...
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UPDATE: Missing Juveniles LOCATED – St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: Missing Juveniles LOCATED – St. Mary’s County

On February 20, 2018, Coltan Anthony Smoak, age 12, and Airyonna Alissa Hamby, age 12, both from Mechanicsville, have been reported missing. Both Smoak and Hamby are considered critically missing due to their age, and at this time it is believed the missing juveniles are together. Smoak and Hamby were last seen in the...
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Former Firefighter Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Sex Abuse of a Minor

Former Firefighter Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Sex Abuse of a Minor

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Donald McCoy Stancell, Jr., 39, to 25 years in prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor. On November 6, 2015, the victim, who was under 18 years of age, reported to...
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Lusby Man Arrested for Possession of Crack Cocaine & Heroin

Lusby Man Arrested for Possession of Crack Cocaine & Heroin

On February 6, 2018, at approximately 11:20 p.m., Corporal Esnes from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Route 4 near German Chapel Road in Prince Frederick. Trooper First Class Rucker arrived to assist. A K-9 scan was requested and resulted in a positive alert. A probable...
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Waldorf Man Arrested After Employee and Customer Stop Robbery

Waldorf Man Arrested After Employee and Customer Stop Robbery

On February 14 at 9:47 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a gas station convenience store in the 11500 block of Berry Road in Waldorf for the report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival, officers discovered two victims holding the suspect on the floor and restraining his arms. Investigation...
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Hughesville Man Arrested for Assault, After Hit and Run Accident

Hughesville Man Arrested for Assault, After Hit and Run Accident

On February 10 at 2:08 p.m., officers responded to the Lowes parking lot, in Waldorf, for the report of a hit and run and assault. According to the victim, the suspect struck his car and failed to stop. The victim followed the suspect to a nearby parking lot where the victim said the suspect...
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Nighttime Flagging Operations on Thomas Johnson Bridge in March

Nighttime Flagging Operations on Thomas Johnson Bridge in March

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin a month long routine bridge inspection of the MD 4 (Patuxent Beach Road) Bridge over the Patuxent River (Governor Thomas Johnson Memorial Bridge) at the Calvert/St. Mary’s County line. Weather permitting, the inspection will be complete by the end of March. The...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Three Armed Robberies in Waldorf.

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Three Armed Robberies in Waldorf.

On February 11, 2018 at approximately 7:15 p.m., an unknown black male entered the Subway located at 3023 Festival Way, in Waldorf. The male was wearing a black jacket, black mask, black gloves, black pants, and black shoes armed with a handgun. The male demanded money and pointed the handgun at the cashier. Fearing...
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