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Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Selling Fake Heroin and Gun Charges

Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Selling Fake Heroin and Gun Charges

On Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack conducted a search and seizure warrant at 27912 Budds Creek Road, in Mechanicsville and 46641 Wineberry Lane, in Lexington Park. Since early in 2017 the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division (CED) central and south, began an investigation into the sale of heroin within...
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Exclusive Video: Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Van Fire in California

Exclusive Video: Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Van Fire in California

On Monday, October 23, 2017, at approximately 3:45 p.m., firefighter from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to Military Drive in California. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a Ford minivan with smoke showing. The fire was quickly extinguished by firefighters. Fire damaged the front seat and carpet of the van. The cause of...
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Carlos Bell Indicted With an Additional 206 Charges

Carlos Bell Indicted With an Additional 206 Charges

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, Maryland, in conjunction with Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry and Superintendent of Charles County Public Schools Dr. Kimberly Hill, advises that on Friday, October 20, 2017, the Grand Jury for Charles County returned a 206 count indictment for Carlos Deangelo Bell of Waldorf.  This third indictment against...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/23/2017 to 10/27/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/23/2017 to 10/27/2017

During the week of October 23, to October 27, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday,...
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Park Hall Women Arrested After Breaking Into Apartment in Lexington Park

Park Hall Women Arrested After Breaking Into Apartment in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Corporal Corcoran, of the St. Mary’s County Sherriff’s Office responded to the Three Notch Apartments at 22589 Three Notch Road, in Lexington Park, for a reported Trespassing. Responding Deputies received additional information that the suspect was out of control inside the residence and refusing to leave. Police had been...
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Maryland State Park Passes for 2018 Now Available

Maryland State Park Passes for 2018 Now Available

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers access to outdoor opportunities for everyone, and right now is an ideal time to get passes for entry to public lands for 2018. The Maryland State Park & Trail Passport available now provides park access through Dec. 31, 2018 — meaning extra usage time for the year-long pass if purchased before...
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UPDATE: Police Release Identity of Three Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash in White Plains

UPDATE: Police Release Identity of Three Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash in White Plains

UPDATE 10/21/2017 @ 3:15 p.m.: State Police have identified the victims involved in the early morning triple fatal crash in Charles County. The deceased victims are identified as Luis Daboin, 24, of Hughesville, Sollan Belina, 28, and Joseph Nystrom, 24, both of North Carolina. Police believe the two men from North Carolina were visiting Daboin....
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces November Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces November Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following November monthly promotions and reminders: Adopt-A-Senior Month (Wednesday, Nov. 1- Thursday, Nov. 30)  During the month of November, adoption fees will be reduced for cats and dogs 5 years and older. The adoption fee is reduced to $90 for senior dogs and $15 for...
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VIDEO: Fire Destroys Pickup Truck in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Fire Destroys Pickup Truck in Lexington Park

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, at approximately 7:15 p.m., police and firefighters responded to Quatman Road, in Lexington Park for the report of a vehicle fire. Emergency personnel arrived on scene to find a pickup truck in the travel portion of the roadway with the engine compartment engulfed in flames. Firefighters worked quickly to...
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Waldorf Man Arrested on Gun Charges After Traffic Stop

Waldorf Man Arrested on Gun Charges After Traffic Stop

On Sunday, October 15, 2017 at approximately 8:00 p.m., hours, Trooper First Class K. Burroughs  from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack was patrolling eastbound Route 228 just west of Western Parkway, in Waldorf. TFC Burroughs observed a silver Buick Enclave displaying a Maryland registration traveling eastbound on Route 228 just west of...
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VIDEO: Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating Robbery of California Liquor Store

VIDEO: Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating Robbery of California Liquor Store

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the persons pictured. On Saturday, October 14, 2017 at approximately 9:00 p.m., the suspects entered the Lexington Villiage Wine & Spirits store located at 46400 Lexington Way #103, California, and split up. Suspect #2 gained the clerks attention when he dropped a bottle...
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Patuxent River Naval Air Museum to Host Car Show

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum to Host Car Show

Join the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on Sunday, October 29 from  12 p.m. – 5 p.m., for a day of “American Muscle”! The museum will be hosting a car show with the cars integrated with the aircraft on the flightline. Registration is open to anyone. Museum members are $15 and non-members are $20 to...
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Aww… Shucks Fundraiser a Great Success!

Aww… Shucks Fundraiser a Great Success!

The Aww…Shucks Oyster Social fundraiser held on Saturday, September 16 at the Calvert Marine Museum celebrated the Dee of St. Mary’s, one of the few remaining sailing skipjacks on the Chesapeake Bay. The event raised over $22,000 and proceeds will support a new endowment to keep this wonderful Chesapeake vessel sailing into the future. “Aww… Shucks was a...
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Maryland Continues Commitment to ‘Every Kid in a Park’

Maryland Continues Commitment to ‘Every Kid in a Park’

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources once again is partnering with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Every Kid in a Park program, which provides fourth-grade children and their families free admission to Maryland state parks along with national parks and other federal lands across the country. The purpose of the Every Kid in a Park effort...
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64 Arrested in Calvert County Sheriff’s Department Warrant Sweep

64 Arrested in Calvert County Sheriff’s Department Warrant Sweep

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted its Annual Warrant Initiative from October 9th-12th, 2017. During this Initiative, the CCSO was assisted by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, the Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office, the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office, the Maryland State Police, the Calvert County Detention Center,...
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St. Mary’s County Man Sentenced to 23 Years in Federal Prison for Multiple Robberies

St. Mary’s County Man Sentenced to 23 Years in Federal Prison for Multiple Robberies

Quantaz Lamar Shields, 30, of Leonardtown, was sentenced on October 18, 2017, by the United States District Judge Paul W. Grimm to 23 years of imprisonment for committing four armed robberies in St. Mary’s County, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to those robberies. The sentence was announced by Acting United States Attorney...
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Bowie Man Found Guilty of Murder in Killing of Government Witness

Bowie Man Found Guilty of Murder in Killing of Government Witness

Stanley Moghalu, 30, of Bowie, Md., was found guilty by a jury today of first-degree murder while armed with aggravating circumstances, assault with intent to kill, conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and other charges in an attack that killed one man, who was a government witness, and wounded another man in Northeast Washington. The verdict...
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WANTED – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Escape

WANTED – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Escape

On October 16, 2017, inmate David Logan Scopin, 32 of Waldorf, left a treatment facility, in violation of his pre-trial commitment. Scopin, was last seen operating a black 2003, Pontiac Sunbird. Scopin’s last known address is in Waldorf, and he also has family in Baltimore. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det....
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St. Mary’s County – Missing Juvenile – Elver Bentura Paniagua-Castellanos

St. Mary’s County – Missing Juvenile – Elver Bentura Paniagua-Castellanos

Elver Bentura Paniagua-Castellanos, age 17, was last seen in the Great Mills area. The missing juvenile is 5’8 and weighs 125lbs. At this time no critical factors are known, and Paniagua-Castellanos may be traveling to Georgia, where he has family. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Hulse at (301) 475-4200 ext *1996...
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Retired Waldorf Trucker Hits the Road with $50,000 Lottery Payload

Retired Waldorf Trucker Hits the Road with $50,000 Lottery Payload

An astonishing weekend left retired short-haul trucker William Franklin short of words except where it counted – on his Maryland Lottery Deluxe Crossword scratch-off. That’s because the 67-year-old Waldorf resident’s game contained six red words and delivered a $50,000 top prize! Although retired, William likes to stay busy and drives a bus for field trips, weddings...
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La Plata Man Violating Protective Order Six Times Leads to Arrest for Motorcycle Theft

La Plata Man Violating Protective Order Six Times Leads to Arrest for Motorcycle Theft

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, a female victim contacted the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and reported to Detective D. Savoy, that she received a phone call from Fredrick Stephen Foote, 51, of La Plata. Foote told her, he wanted to come to her home and pick up his motorcycles from her shed, and told...
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Opioid Education and Prevention Event

Opioid Education and Prevention Event

Don’t forget to come to the Opioid Education and Prevention Event on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at North Point High School (2500 Davis Road, Waldorf) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This event hosted by Charles County Government, in partnership with Charles County Public Schools, offers treatment and prevention resources to the community and those...
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Chesapeake Beach Man Arrested at Abner’s Crab House

Chesapeake Beach Man Arrested at Abner’s Crab House

On October 8, 2017 at approximately 9:45 p.m., Deputy Livingston of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was working part time security at Abner’s Crab House in Chesapeake Beach and was made aware of a disorderly subject near the bar. Deputy Livingston observed the male, later identified as Tony Reynolds, 46, of Chesapeake Beach, walking...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested at Wedding Party

Mechanicsville Man Arrested at Wedding Party

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, Cpl. Carberry from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 27000 block of Cox Drive, in Mechanicsville, for a report of a disturbance. When police arrived at the address they determined a wedding party being held at the residence. They were notified that a person was causing...
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North Carolina Sex Offender to be Charged After Entering High Schools in Southern Maryland

North Carolina Sex Offender to be Charged After Entering High Schools in Southern Maryland

On Monday, October 02, 2017, Detective R. Williams, of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, received information from an anonymous tip that Christopher Daniel Lee, 52, of Salemburg, North Carolina, was a registered Sex Offender in the Stale of North Carolina. The tip further stated that Lee had been seen at a High School band...
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