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Police Investigating Female Shot in Wildewood, Victim Flown to Area Trauma Center

Police Investigating Female Shot in Wildewood, Victim Flown to Area Trauma Center

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office released the following: “The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation in the area of Beechwood Court in California. This is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.” On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at approximately 11:02 a.m., police and emergency medical personnel responded...
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Two Flown to Area Trauma Center with Serious Injuries After Mechanicsville Motor Vehicle Collision

Two Flown to Area Trauma Center with Serious Injuries After Mechanicsville Motor Vehicle Collision

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at approximately 3:50 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 28760 Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, for a motor vehicle collision reported serious with entrapment. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway with one victim trapped. A helicopter was requested...
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Two Flown to Area Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

Two Flown to Area Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

On Monday, October 18, 2021, at approximately 6:25 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Three Notch Road and Hermanville Road, for a motor vehicle collision reported serious with one victim trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved with one into a utility pole with one...
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VIDEO: Police Continue to Investigate Drive-by Shooting That Critically Injured 12-Year-Old Girl

VIDEO: Police Continue to Investigate Drive-by Shooting That Critically Injured 12-Year-Old Girl

UPDATE 10/14/2021: Detectives are asking for the community’s assistance in identifying the car and the suspect(s) seen in a surveillance video shooting into a business, critically injuring a 12-year-old child Friday evening in Capitol Heights. She remains hospitalized in critical condition. A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered in this case. The...
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Police Respond to Multiple Fights at Westlake High School – One Officer Assaulted

Police Respond to Multiple Fights at Westlake High School – One Officer Assaulted

Principal Diane Roberts of Westlake High School released the following statement on Thursday, October 14, 2021. “Dear Parents and Guardians: The first incident occurred after lunch in the hallway, and the 2nd incident occurred after 6th period outside of the school library. Students got into a fight and staff members and administration intervened and...
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National Weather Service Hosting Online SKYWARN® Class on Monday, November 8, 2021

National Weather Service Hosting Online SKYWARN® Class on Monday, November 8, 2021

The Department of Emergency Services will be hosting an online SKYWARN® – Basics training Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you are interested in weather and would like to help the local National Weather Service (NWS) office by providing data on the atmosphere that we observe from radar, satellites,...
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UPDATE: Waldorf Man Convicted of Vehicular Homicide While Intoxicated by Alcohol

UPDATE: Waldorf Man Convicted of Vehicular Homicide While Intoxicated by Alcohol

State’s Attorney Richard D. Fritz announces the conviction of Joseph Marvin Swann for killing Ian Tahtinen in a fiery crash on December 20, 2020. He was convicted of thirteen charges, including vehicular homicide while intoxicated by alcohol, vehicular manslaughter, resisting arrest and second degree assault on four St. Mary’s County deputies. The collision occurred...
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UPDATE: Man Who Killed Couple in Charlotte Hall Car Crash Charged with Murder and Released from Jail

UPDATE: Man Who Killed Couple in Charlotte Hall Car Crash Charged with Murder and Released from Jail

UPDATE  10/13/2021: Aleksandar Andreev Ivanchev, 38 of Lexington Park, has had his case dismissed from District Court and now has a case in Saint Mary’s County Circuit Court. The case in Circuit Court still has the manslaughter charges and has also added two new charges of Murder-Second Degree. Prior to this Ivanchev was being...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating One Shot in Lexington Park, No Other Known Injuries Reported

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating One Shot in Lexington Park, No Other Known Injuries Reported

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at approximately 11:50 p.m., police responded to the area of Long Lane and Surfside Drive in Lexington Park, for multiple 911 calls reporting gunshots in the area. While responding to the area, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office came across a black Ford sedan abandoned in the...
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27-Year-Old Upper Marlboro Man Killed in Automobile Crash in Bowie

27-Year-Old Upper Marlboro Man Killed in Automobile Crash in Bowie

Maryland State Police are investigating an early morning single vehicle crash in Prince George’s County that claimed the life of a 27-year-old man. The deceased victim is identified as Devonte Quasie-Woode, 27, of Upper Marlboro. Quasie-Woode was operating a black Lincoln LS at the time of the incident. He was the sole occupant in...
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Atypical Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Activity in St. Mary’s County

Atypical Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Activity in St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Health Department is issuing this local public health advisory about unusually increased respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity across the state of Maryland. RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms and most people recover on their own within a week or two. However, RSV can be...
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Driver in June 2021 Motor Vehicle Collision in Accokeek Dies of Injuries, Police Investigating

Driver in June 2021 Motor Vehicle Collision in Accokeek Dies of Injuries, Police Investigating

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is now investigating a crash that occurred in late June in Accokeek. A driver involved in the crash, 65-year-old Thomas Ridley of Fort Washington, has died of his injuries. On June 24, 2021, at approximately 3:40 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of Berry Road and Bealle Hill...
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Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Announces Passing of Firefighter Russell Morgan Johnson, 26

Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Announces Passing of Firefighter Russell Morgan Johnson, 26

SSG Russell Morgan Johnson, USA, 26 of Tacoma, WA, formerly of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away unexpectedly on September 25, 2021 in Toledo, WA. Sergeant Russell Johnson was born on May 7, 1995, in Calvert County, Maryland to Robert Johnson and Pamela Russell. He was born and raised in Southern Maryland. He graduated in 2014...
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UPDATE: Police Arrest Get Away Driver After Man Shot Multiple Times in Great Mills – Shooter at Large

UPDATE: Police Arrest Get Away Driver After Man Shot Multiple Times in Great Mills – Shooter at Large

UPDATE 10/12/2021 @ 11:40 p.m.: On Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, Deandre Marquise Robinson, age 30 of Bowie, was arrested and charged in connection with the shooting that occurred last month. On Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, Deputies arrived on scene and located Donald Levi Warrick, age 33 of Lexington Park, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds....
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No Injuries Reported, Maryland State Police Investigating Single Vehicle Collision in California

No Injuries Reported, Maryland State Police Investigating Single Vehicle Collision in California

On Monday, October 11, 2021, at approximately 5:05 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area Three Notch Road and By The Mill Road in California, for a motor vehicle collision with one unconscious. Dispatchers advised they received multiple 911 calls reporting the single vehicle was travelling Northbound on Three Notch Road,...
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40-Year-Old Man and 39-year-Old Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville – Names Released

40-Year-Old Man and 39-year-Old Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville – Names Released

UPDATE: On October 9, 2021, at approximately 8:00 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 27000 block of Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported serious motor vehicle collision. Deputies arrived on scene and located a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado truck with two occupants, that had collided into a...
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Two Transported to Hospital After Wrong Way Driver Causes Head-on Collision in California

Two Transported to Hospital After Wrong Way Driver Causes Head-on Collision in California

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, at approximately 1:10 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and By The Mill Road in California, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved in a head-on style collision in the...
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Suspected Impaired Driver Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision and Fire in California

Suspected Impaired Driver Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision and Fire in California

On Friday, October 8, 2021, at approximately 10:50 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Patuxent Boulevard and Swanfall Way in California, for the reported motor vehicle collision with one vehicle on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a Honda sedan off the roadway and fully engulfed in...
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One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Dump Truck in Mechanicsville

One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Dump Truck in Mechanicsville

On Friday, October 8, 2021, at approximately 6:10 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Commerce Park Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported serious motor vehicle collision involving a commercial vehicle with one subject trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a dump truck and...
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Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Identity of Suspects in Robbery at Beauty Store

Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Identity of Suspects in Robbery at Beauty Store

On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, shortly after 5:00 p.m., a group of females entered a beauty supply business in the 3000 block of Waldorf Market Place and attempted to steal a significant amount of merchandise. As they ran out of the store, one of the suspects sprayed pepper spray at employees who were trying...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – October 5, 2021

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup –  October 5, 2021

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown and acknowledged four significant milestones with Proclamations. The Commissioners proclaimed National 4-H Week, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Case Management Recognition Week and National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The Commission on People with...
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UPDATE: Prince George’s County Correctional Officer Pleads to First-Degree Assault After Driving Into Taco Bell

UPDATE: Prince George’s County Correctional Officer Pleads to First-Degree Assault After Driving Into Taco Bell

UPDATE 10/5/2021: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Monday, October 4, 2021, Tanesha Renea Williams, 26 of Waldorf, entered a plea in Charles County Circuit Court, in front of the Honorable Judge Amy J. Bragunier, to First-Degree Assault, four counts of Second-Degree Assault, and Malicious Destruction of Property. On March...
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Police Arrests Two Waldorf Men and Recover Two Firearms After Traffic Stop

Police Arrests Two Waldorf Men and Recover Two Firearms After Traffic Stop

On Sunday, October 3, at 2:27 a.m., patrol officers were in the area of Leonardtown Road near Smallwood Drive when they heard what sounded like gunfire. As they went to investigate the area, three officers were stopped at a red traffic signal at the Old Washington Road and Smallwood Drive intersection when a silver...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police is investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run crash that occurred Sunday evening in Prince George’s County. On Sunday, October 3, 2021, shortly after 7:20 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck at eastbound Central Avenue west of Campus Way in Upper...
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Sprinkler Systems Extinguish Fire on Third Floor Balcony in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

Sprinkler Systems Extinguish Fire on Third Floor Balcony in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

On Friday, October 1, 2021, at approximately 2:52 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, and Valley Lee responded to the 46000 block of Morning Dew Lane in Lexington Park, for the reported fire on a third floor balcony. Crews arrived on the scene to find nothing evident from the 3-story apartment complex...
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