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Prince George’s County Police Department Arrests Police Impersonator Who Sexually Assaulted Victim

Prince George’s County Police Department Arrests Police Impersonator Who Sexually Assaulted Victim

Prince George’s County Police detectives arrested and charged a suspect who sexually assaulted a victim while impersonating a police officer. The suspect is 36-year-old Michael Leon Bell of the 4400 block of Dery Road in Upper Marlboro. On November 26th at approximately 6:15 am, patrol officers responded to the 2100 block of Guilford Road...
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Fatal Vehicle Fire in Waldorf Under Investigation

Fatal Vehicle Fire in Waldorf Under Investigation

On Saturday, December 2, 207, an initial 911 hang-up was received at approximately 4:20 a.m., for a reported fire at 10047 Lyles Place in Waldorf. The fire department was then dispatched at 4:22 am and when they arrived with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, they discovered a vehicle was on fire. After extinguishing the...
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Maryland State Police DUI Arrests for Charles County

Maryland State Police DUI Arrests for Charles County

DUI Arrests for the La Plata Barrack from 11/21/17 through 12/03/17
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Town of La Plata to Test Early Warning Sirens on Saturday December 2

Town of La Plata to Test Early Warning Sirens on Saturday December 2

The Town of La Plata test its early warning devices/sirens in December and May. The next test will be Saturday, December 2, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m. The testing lasts about a half hour. The tests consist of both siren alerts and audible notifications. The tests are conducted in conjunction with the Charles County...
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UPDATE: More Victims Have Come Forward – Newburg Man Charged with Sex Abuse of 4-Year-Old

UPDATE: More Victims Have Come Forward – Newburg Man Charged with Sex Abuse of 4-Year-Old

UPDATE: 12/1/2017: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are continuing their investigation of Joseph Elmer Rohls, 80, of Newburg, who was arrested on Nov. 22, 2017, and charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl. Since his arrest, two other victims have come forward and reported Rohls had sexually assaulted them when they were young girls. Detectives...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Seek Public’s Help Locating Missing Teenager

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Seek Public’s Help Locating Missing Teenager

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating a 14-year-old girl who ran away from a temporary home in July, 2017. Esmeralda Consuelo Ramos-Cruz left the house in Faulkner, MD, and has been in the company of friends throughout the region since. Investigators have been able to track some of her...
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Maryland State Police Continue Search For Missing Calvert County Girls

Maryland State Police Continue Search For Missing Calvert County Girls

Maryland State Police are continuing to search for two missing teenage girls who were reported missing Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 from Calvert County. Julyssa Danielle Simms, 15, and Trang Mgoc Nguyen, 16, were last seen at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Calvert High School. There is evidence they may have traveled to the Hyattsville...
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15-Month-Old Hit by Vehicle in California

15-Month-Old Hit by Vehicle in California

On Friday, December 1, 2017, at approximately 10:00 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to a residence on Ambrosia Lane, in California, for a report of an infant struck by a vehicle. The child was conscious, alert and being treated by a nurse, when first responders arrived on scene. The 15-month-old and mother...
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Maryland State Police / Kinder Time Toy Drive Underway

Maryland State Police / Kinder Time Toy Drive Underway

The Maryland State Police will be participating in the Kinder Time Toy Drive at every barrack across the State. Members of the community that wish to provide toy donations may bring new, unwrapped toys to their local Maryland State Police facility from now until December 20th. Cash donations will not be accepted. Toys donated will...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warns Public of “Fake Money”

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warns Public of “Fake Money”

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has had multiple calls for counterfeit currency resembling United States currency with Chinese writing printed on the front and back. The counterfeit bills are sold on the internet as Chinese banknotes. They come in lots of 100 pieces and are sold for $16.99. Some of the notes have duplicate...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Man For Attempting To Run Over Woman In Charles County

Maryland State Police Arrest Man For Attempting To Run Over Woman In Charles County

Maryland State Police arrested a man charged with trying to run over a woman after a minor vehicle collision Wednesday in Charles County. The suspect Andre Thomas Crew, 27, of Waldorf, is charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and related traffic offenses. He is being held at the Charles County Detention Center...
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Earthquake in Delaware Felt by Readers in Prince George’s County

Earthquake in Delaware Felt by Readers in Prince George’s County

On Thursday, November 30, 2017 at approximately 4:47 p.m. the U.S. Geological Survey equipment recorded an earthquake 8 miles North East of Dover, Delaware at a preliminary 4.4-magnitude. SMNEWSNET was contacted by residents in Prince George’s County who reported having felt the earthquake for a few seconds. Details will be provided as they become...
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Be on the Lookout for Phishing Email Scams

Be on the Lookout for Phishing Email Scams

The IRS reminds taxpayers to be on the lookout for new, sophisticated email phishing scams that can compromise personal information and affect a taxpayer’s refund. This week is National Tax Security Awareness Week and the IRS is partnering with state tax agencies, including the Maryland Comptroller’s Office and other industry stakeholders to remind people...
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Commissioners Proclaim Adoption Awareness Day

Commissioners Proclaim Adoption Awareness Day

On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the Board of Commissioners proclaimed Adoption Awareness Day in Charles County. Adoption Awareness Day acknowledges and celebrates the willingness of resource parents and their families to provide a loving, supportive, and permanent home to foster children of Charles County. The County Commissioners recognize the Department of Social Services and all...
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Handel’s “Messiah” to be performed by St. Mary’s College Chamber Singers

Handel’s “Messiah” to be performed by St. Mary’s College Chamber Singers

The St. Mary’s College of Maryland chamber singers with orchestra under the direction of Larry Vote, professor of music, will perform Handel’s “Messiah” on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. The concert will be held in the Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, 47458 Trinity Church Road. The event is free of charge and...
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Commissioners in St. Mary’s County Recognize Giving Tuesday

Commissioners in St. Mary’s County Recognize Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, recognized on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, is a national day of giving and celebrates philanthropy and volunteerism where people give whatever they are able to. Giving Tuesday is a day for citizens to work together and share commitments, rally for favorite causes, build a stronger community and think about others. In that...
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St. Mary’s Transit System Lauded for Community Efforts

St. Mary’s Transit System Lauded for Community Efforts

The St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) is known for providing transportation services for citizens in the county on a daily basis. STS also holds special events (e.g. Dump the Pump and Stuff the Bus) throughout the year. In recognition of its efforts, the Transportation Association of Maryland (TAM) honored STS with a 2017 Community...
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CSM Children’s Learning Center Follows Thanksgiving With Giving

CSM Children’s Learning Center  Follows Thanksgiving With Giving

Students at the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center (CLC) at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) are learning about giving. The CLC staff and parents have donated 1,185 items of non-perishable food with a goal of restocking the Southern Maryland Food Bank after Thanksgiving. “We made the food drive more interesting by having a...
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Hospital Foundation Celebrates Three Decades of Giving Back at Annual Gala

Hospital Foundation Celebrates Three Decades of Giving Back at Annual Gala

The St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation recently celebrated three decades of fun and philanthropy at “Diamonds and Pearls,” the 30th Annual Gala, held Nov. 17 at the Hollywood Social Hall. Sponsored by the Foundation and the Tarleton Family, the annual black-tie affair featured a gourmet dinner and dessert by Ken’s Creative Kitchen of Annapolis with...
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Attorney General Sessions Announces Over $12 Million to Support Law Enforcement Agencies to Combat Illegal Manufacturing and Distribution of Methamphetamine and Opioids

Attorney General Sessions Announces Over $12 Million to Support Law Enforcement Agencies to Combat Illegal Manufacturing and Distribution of Methamphetamine and Opioids

Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced over $12 million in grant funding through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) to support law enforcement agencies in combating the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine, heroin, and prescription opioids. Since 1999, overdose threats from opioids, including prescription opioids and heroin, have more than...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Assistance Identifying Theft Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Assistance Identifying Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On Saturday, October 25, 2017, at approximately 6:55 p.m., the suspect stole a Husqvarna Chain Saw from the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store in California, MD. The suspect was last seen getting into a waiting dark red SUV, displaying partial MD...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested on Multiple Charges

Lexington Park Man Arrested on Multiple Charges

On Monday, November 20, 2017, Deputy First Class Steinbach, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a property destruction case and made contact with Shane Osay Reed, 24, of Lexington Park, in the area of 21800 North Essex Drive. While speaking with Reed, DFC. Steinbach became aware of an outstanding warrant for...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested After Caught Driving on Stolen Tags

Lexington Park Woman Arrested After Caught Driving on Stolen Tags

On Monday, November 20, 2017, Deputy Beisel from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was stationary in the area of South Solomons Island Road and Industry Lane when his License Plate Reader alerted to a vehicle with stolen registration plates. After confirming with Emergency Communications that the registration plates were stolen, Deputy Beisel then initiated...
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Calvert County – Missing Person – Julyssa Danielle Simms

Calvert County – Missing Person – Julyssa Danielle Simms

The Maryland State Police-Prince Frederick Barrack “U” is currently conducting a Missing Person’s investigation. Julyssa Danielle Simms is 15-Years-Old, and was last seen wearing a gray sweater, black yoga pants and gray Ugg boots. She was last seen at Calvert High School on today’s date, November 29th, 2017. The case number for this incident...
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Wednesday’s Pet is MILTON

Wednesday’s Pet is MILTON

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/29/2017 MILTON Featured Pet: Milton Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Poodle Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (8 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00  (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Milton is an 8-year-old Poodle Mix.  Milton is super social and enjoys hanging out...
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