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Mechanicsville Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for the Vehicular Slaying in Waldorf

Mechanicsville Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for the Vehicular Slaying in Waldorf

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on October 18, 2018, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Wendy Lynn Moore, 50 of Mechanicsville, to 5 years in prison for the vehicular slaying of Brian Smith. Moore, previously entered a guilty plea to the Negligent Vehicular Manslaughter of Smith on...
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Firefighters Quickly Extinguishes Vehicle Fire in California

Firefighters Quickly Extinguishes Vehicle Fire in California

On Thursday, October 18, 2018, at approximately 9:45 a.m., firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to the area of Patuxent Beach Road, and Kingston Creek Road for the reported vehicle fire. Crews arrived on find a Dodge Ram pick-up truck with heavy fire showing from the hood compartment. Five firefighters were on...
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Husband and Wife Arrested for First Degree Assault After Threatening to Shoot Victims

Husband and Wife Arrested for First Degree Assault After Threatening to Shoot Victims

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at approximately 8:50 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46300 block of Columbus Drive in Lexington Park, for the report of an assault with a firearm. Investigation determined Marcus Isaiah Peterson, 29 of Lexington Park, brandished a firearm in the area of his...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested After Duck Hunters Say he Fired 10 to 20 Rounds Towards Their Boat in Persimmons Creek

Mechanicsville Man Arrested After Duck Hunters Say he Fired 10 to 20 Rounds Towards Their Boat in Persimmons Creek

On October 14, 2018 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Cpl. Kimberly Austin and Ofc. Emily Beckhart of the Maryland Natural Resources Police, received information regarding a subject shooting a firearm towards a vessel in Persimmons Creek off of the Patuxent River in St. Mary’s County, Police made contact with the four victims on the vessel...
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Sheriff’s Office Warns Public of Inaccurate Rumor Being Shared on Facebook and Social Media

Sheriff’s Office Warns Public of Inaccurate Rumor Being Shared on Facebook and Social Media

SMNEWSNET contacted the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, about the online rumor being shared on social media relaying a story that drivers are being attacked on local roads when they stop after being struck with objects or after driving over roadway debris. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received...
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VIDEO: Mother and 7-Year-Old Child Injured in Townhouse Fire Flown to Area Hospitals

VIDEO: Mother and 7-Year-Old Child Injured in Townhouse Fire Flown to Area Hospitals

On Thursday, October 18, 2018, at approximately 1:40 a.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, Second District, and Hollywood, responded to 21545 Old Missouri Street, in Lexington Park for the reported townhouse fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a two-story townhouse with heavy smoke showing. Outside the residence they located two children...
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Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct at Wawa in Prince Frederick

Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct at Wawa in Prince Frederick

On Friday, October 12, 2018 Deputy Ridgely of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was at the Wawa in Prince Frederick when he was approached by citizens who were concerned about a dog in a truck. Deputy Ridgely approached the owner of the truck, John Kenneth Baione Jr., 33, of Prince Frederick, who became irate...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

On September 20, 2018 at approximately 12:00 p.m. Trooper E. Ruggles from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, responded to Valley Drive Estates, in Lexington Park, for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, Tpr. Ruggles made contact with Tanya Anita Hall, 42 of Lexington Park, who was outside a residential area yelling and...
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Police in Prince Frederick Continue to Investigate Motor Vehicle Accident in Prince Frederick

Police in Prince Frederick Continue to Investigate Motor Vehicle Accident in Prince Frederick

UPDATE 10/18/2018: On Monday, October 15, 2018, at approximately 7:30 a.m. a red corvette operated by Bobby Garcia, 45, of Lusby, was traveling northbound on Route 4 in the area of German Chapel Road in Prince Frederick, when he was making a lane change and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle continued across the...
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​​State Releases 2018 Second Quarter Fatal Overdose Data

​​State Releases 2018 Second Quarter Fatal Overdose Data

The Maryland Department of Health today released data for unintentional drug and alcohol-related intoxication deaths through the second quarter of 2018. During this six-month period, which encompasses January through June of 2018, there were 1,325 total unintentional intoxication deaths, a 12 percent increase over the same period in 2017. Of these, 1,185 were opioid-related...
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VIDEO: Vehicle Destroyed by Arson in Mechanicsville

VIDEO: Vehicle Destroyed by Arson in Mechanicsville

On October 13, 2018, at approximately 6:45 p.m., firefighters from Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department responded to 26460 Three Notch Road, in Mechanicsville for the reported vehicle fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a Chevrolet Camaro fully engulfed in flames. Five firefighters extinguished the fire in approximately 5 minutes. The estimated loss is valued...
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Firefighters in Indian Head Find 2018 Ford Focus Fully Engulfed in Flames

Firefighters in Indian Head Find 2018 Ford Focus Fully Engulfed in Flames

On October 14, 2018 at approximately 10:15 p.m., firefighters from Marbury Volunteer Fire Department responded to the area of Revels Place and Reeder Place, in Indian Head, for the reported smoke investigation. Crews investigated the area and found an abandoned 2018 Ford Focus fully engulfed in flames. 5 Firefighters extinguished the blaze in approximately 5...
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Prince George’s County Police Officer Charged with Rape

Prince George’s County Police Officer Charged with Rape

A Prince George’s County Police officer is now in custody and facing multiple charges including first degree rape, second degree rape and second degree assault. Police Officer First Class Ryan Macklin was taken into custody, and is accused of sexually assaulting an adult female driver during a recent traffic stop. The preliminary investigation reveals...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Assault

Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Assault

On September 21, 2018, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Sell Drive, in Lexington Park for the report of a disturbance. Police made contact with a male victim who advised Karen Ferriter, 49, of Lexington Park, had approached him and his friends and was making racial slurs towards them. The...
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55-Year-Old Lexington Park Woman in Critical Condition After Motor Vehicle Crash in Leonardtown

55-Year-Old Lexington Park Woman in Critical Condition After Motor Vehicle Crash in Leonardtown

On Oct. 16, 2018, at 1:13 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol units came upon a single vehicle which had left the roadway and crashed in the 23000 block of Hollywood Road, in Leonardtown. The operator, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was found unresponsive and lifesaving efforts were initiated. EMS personnel...
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UPDATE: Charges Pending in Serious Motor Vehicle Crash in Dunkirk

UPDATE: Charges Pending in Serious Motor Vehicle Crash in Dunkirk

UPDATE 10/16/2018 @11:45 A.M.: On October 13, 2018 at  approximately 10:25 p.m. units with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area of Route 4 and Route 260 for a personal injury accident that was reported serious. Upon arrival units found one vehicle completely engulfed in flames and the other vehicle was only...
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UPDATE: Lusby Woman Caught on Video Stealing Halloween Decorations Blames Mental Illnesses

UPDATE: Lusby Woman Caught on Video Stealing Halloween Decorations Blames Mental Illnesses

UPDATE 10/16/2018: Shortly after the article below on Ashley Michelle Zorn, 34, of Lusby, was Facebooked, Zorn posted a number of very lengthy comments on the SMNEWSNET Facebook page. Zorn said “Let me clarify a few things up for everybody” Below are a few paragraphs from one of many posts from Ashley Zorn’s Facebook...
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Deputies in Charles County Investigating Indecent Exposure at Senior Rental Community

Deputies in Charles County Investigating Indecent Exposure at Senior Rental Community

On Thursday, August 30, 2018, at approximately 12:37 p.m., deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Birchwood at Waldorf senior apartments on Moses Way, in Waldorf, for the report of an Indecent Exposure. Upon arrival, police located the suspect sitting to the rear of the property, and he was identified as Coleman Williams...
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Career Criminal Steals Over $2,500 From Charles County Detention Center Bank Account

Career Criminal Steals Over $2,500 From Charles County Detention Center Bank Account

On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a theft from a bank account owned by the Charles County Detention Center. Police made contact with an accounting clerk assigned to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Finance Department who noticed two unusual transactions on a bank account used to...
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UPDATE: Missing Cows From Historic St. Mary’s City Have Been Located

UPDATE: Missing Cows From Historic St. Mary’s City Have Been Located

10/15/2018 @ 10:00 p.m.: Historic St. Mary’s City posted to following to their Facebook page. We would like to thank the community for helping us find these two. Thanks to a college student recognizing their photo on Facebook, we have been able to track down our cows, who seemingly enjoyed a lovely (and lengthy) fall...
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Oxon Hill Man Arrested in Waldorf for Carjacking, Assault and Drug Distribution

Oxon Hill Man Arrested in Waldorf for Carjacking, Assault and Drug Distribution

On Sunday, October 14, 2018, at approximately 5:29 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a hotel in the 11300 block of Days Court in Waldorf for the report of a carjacking involving a black sport utility vehicle. While en route to the hotel, officers were notified of another caller reporting...
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Mother of 5-Year-Old Arrested After Child Said he was Zip-Tied and Duct Taped

Mother of 5-Year-Old Arrested After Child Said he was Zip-Tied and Duct Taped

On Sunday, September 30, 2018, a deputy from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office made contact with the complainant, an adult male, in regard to the abuse of his 5-year-old son. The complainant received a phone call at 4:00 p.m., hours from Kimberly Dawn Stone, 25, of Great Mills, advising him to come and...
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18-Year-Old Waldorf Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Port Tobacco, Six Injured

18-Year-Old Waldorf Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Port Tobacco, Six Injured

UPDATE 10/15/2018 @ 10:00 p.m.: Destanee Keenae Lyles, 18, of Waldorf, was a 2018 Westlake High School graduate. Police are still investigating the crash, and have not indicated whether a driver will be charged with any crimes. 10/14/18: On Sunday, October 14, 2018, at approximately 2:15 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack...
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Strong Armed Robbery in Lexington Park Under Investigation

Strong Armed Robbery in Lexington Park Under Investigation

On Wednesday, October 10, at approximately 11:00 p.m., police responded to the area of A&E motel for the reported strong armed robbery. Police arrived on scene to find a male victim had been assaulted and robbed of an unknown amount of U.S currency. The suspect was described as a black male wearing jeans. The...
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Serious Motor Vehicle in Waldorf Reported

Serious Motor Vehicle in Waldorf Reported

On October 11, 2018, at approximately 3:50 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of St. Patricks Drive, and Redhorse Court, in Waldorf, for the reported serious motor vehicle accident with subjects trapped.
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