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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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Governor Larry Hogan Submits 160 “Green Bag” Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan Submits 160 “Green Bag” Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan today submitted 160 appointments to the Maryland State Senate. Secretary of Appointments Chris Cavey presented Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller with the names of the “Green Bag” nominees. “Marylanders deserves nothing less than the most capable and well-qualified representatives for these critically important positions and the names submitted today uphold...
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Maryland Judges Defend Big Pay Hike

Maryland Judges Defend Big Pay Hike

  Maryland’s top judges told the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday that increasing the pay of all 313 Maryland judges in the state was necessary to retain the quality and diversity of Maryland’s judiciary. The Judicial Compensation Commission has recommended that all the judges get a $35,000 pay hike phased in over the next four...
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Police Charge Middle School Student Who Made False Allegations Against Chaperone at School Dance

Police Charge Middle School Student Who Made False Allegations Against Chaperone at School Dance

UPDATE 2/19/2018: A juvenile female, age 13, from Leonardtown, was charged with making a false report in reference to the investigation. The juvenile provided statements which were conclusively refuted from video surveillance reviewed. The juvenile was charged and released to a parent and is awaiting disposition from the Department of Juvenile Justice. 2/17/2018: On February...
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UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Waldorf Man Shot and Killed at Apartment Building, Suspect Still at Large

UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Waldorf Man Shot and Killed at Apartment Building, Suspect Still at Large

UPDATE: On February 17 at 8:54 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to the 12100 block of Ell Lane in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located the victim suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body....
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32-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in La Plata

32-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in La Plata

On Friday, February 16, 2018, at approximately 11:10 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a reported motor vehicle collision in the area of westbound Route 6 (Charles Street) east of Prince Charles Drive, in La Plata. Upon arrival, Troopers observed a  2004 Pontiac Grand Prix with the driver,...
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UPDATE: Two St. Mary’s County Men Shot in Waldorf During Drug Deal

UPDATE: Two St. Mary’s County Men Shot in Waldorf During Drug Deal

UPDATE 2/17/2018: On Friday, February 9, 2018, at approximately 2:25 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to St. Patrick’s Drive in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located two adult males; one had two gunshot wounds to his leg, and the other was grazed on the...
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Waldorf Man Arrested After Pointing Gun at Police

Waldorf Man Arrested After Pointing Gun at Police

On Sunday, February 11, 2018, at approximately 9:25 p.m., Deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Michael Road, in Waldorf, to serve a temporary peace order on Richards Madden, 82, of Waldorf. Prior to arriving at the residence police were informed that Madden had made threats of mass destruction...
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Maryland Hunters Harvest 86,542 Deer in 2017-2018 Season

Maryland Hunters Harvest 86,542 Deer in 2017-2018 Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that hunters harvested 86,542 deer during the combined archery, firearms and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. 8, 2017, through Jan. 31, 2018. The harvest exceeded the 2016-2017 total by more than 1,000 deer. Included in the statewide total were 7,204 deer taken on Sundays. “Sunday hunting continues to be...
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Former Police Drug Lab Director Sentenced For Stealing Over 15,000 Pills

Former Police Drug Lab Director Sentenced For Stealing Over 15,000 Pills

Circuit Court Judge Judge Michele D. Jaklitsch sentenced Annette Box, 49, of Pasadena, to six months of active incarceration for misconduct in office and other charges related to the theft of controlled dangerous substances from county facilities. “It is uniquely distressing when a person who is placed in a position of trust, who works...
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