Law Enforcement

Threat of Mass Violence at Milton Somers Middle School Being Investigated

Threat of Mass Violence at Milton Somers Middle School Being Investigated

On Thursday, December 1, 2022, during the lunch hour, a student at Milton Somers Middle School made statements in the presence of several other students of bringing a gun to school and causing harm to others. One of the students that overheard the comments reported it to a school administrator. The School Resource Officer...
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NO ACTIVE THREAT: Police Investigating Reports of Subject with Gun Near Green Holly Elementary School in Lexington Park

NO ACTIVE THREAT: Police Investigating Reports of Subject with Gun Near Green Holly Elementary School in Lexington Park

On Thursday, December 1, 2022, at approximately 4:00 p.m., police responded to Green Holly Elementary School located at 46060 Millstone Landing Rd, Lexington Park, for the reported subject with a firearm. 911 callers reported children on the playground stated they observed a man near the fence line holding a firearm. Troopers from the Maryland State...
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16-Year-Old ATV Operator Flown to Trauma Center with Life-Threatening Injuries After Being Struck by Vehicle

16-Year-Old ATV Operator Flown to Trauma Center with Life-Threatening Injuries After Being Struck by Vehicle

On Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., Southern District officers were dispatched to a traffic crash in the 800 block of Mount Zion Marlboro Road in Lothian. The investigation revealed two dark colored four wheeled ATV’s were crossing Mount Zion Marlboro Road in an eastbound direction from a private driveway when a 2017...
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Two Adults and One Child Flown to Trauma Centers with Serious Injuries After Single Vehicle Collision in Waldorf

Two Adults and One Child Flown to Trauma Centers with Serious Injuries After Single Vehicle Collision in Waldorf

On Thursday, December 1, 2022, at approximately 7:37 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Poplar Hill Road and St Peters Church Road in Waldorf, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one vehicle overturned. 911 callers reported a single vehicle overturned with entrapment and ejection, one caller reporting one victim was...
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Minor Injuries Reported After Motor Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

Minor Injuries Reported After Motor Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at approximately 5:50 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Hermanville Road and Sewell Road in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one trapped. Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded with 9 personnel on Rescue Squad 3, Engine 31, Chief 3, Chief 9B, and...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – November 29, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – November 29, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners began by recognizing Sheriff Tim Cameron’s upcoming retirement. The Commissioners then approved the Department of Public Works & Transportation’s 2023-2032 Comprehensive...
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Governor Hogan Speaks at Memorial Service for Prince George’s County Sheriff Melvin C. High

Governor Hogan Speaks at Memorial Service for Prince George’s County Sheriff Melvin C. High

Governor Hogan delivered remarks at the memorial service for Prince George’s County Sheriff Melvin C. High. Following are the governor’s remarks, as prepared for delivery: It is an honor to be back home in Prince George’s County and to have this opportunity, on behalf of all the people of Maryland, to pay tribute to...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspects Who Stole Fire Extinguisher at Mechanicsville Wawa

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspects Who Stole Fire Extinguisher at Mechanicsville Wawa

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the persons pictured in a theft investigation. On Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, at 1:30 am, the individuals pictured arrived at the Wawa in Mechanicsville in a white four-door sedan. The person shown in the black hat removed a fire extinguisher from a gas...
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Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Pedestrian After Victim Attempted to Remove Debris from Roadway

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Pedestrian After Victim Attempted to Remove Debris from Roadway

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Monday evening in Fort Washington. The victim is 27-year-old Katelin Rodriguez of Fort Washington. On Monday, November 28, 2022, at approximately 8:35 pm, officers responded to the area of Indian Head Highway and Livingston Road. The preliminary investigation revealed Rodriguez was...
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Student in Custody for Being in Possession of Gun at Frederick Douglass High School

Student in Custody for Being in Possession of Gun at Frederick Douglass High School

The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested a student on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, morning at Frederick Douglass High School for being in possession of a handgun on school property. The school is located in the 8000 block of Croom Road in the unincorporated section of Upper Marlboro. At approximately 8:40 am, a student...
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Charles County Testing of Early Warning Devices/Sirens on Saturday, December 3, 2022

Charles County Testing of Early Warning Devices/Sirens on Saturday, December 3, 2022

The Town of La Plata test its early warning devices/sirens in December and May. The next test will be Saturday, December 3, 2022 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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Lexington Park 1st Annual Holly Days Set to Light Up St. Mary’s Square on Saturday, December 3, 2022

Lexington Park 1st Annual Holly Days Set to Light Up St. Mary’s Square on Saturday, December 3, 2022

The first annual Lexington Park Holly Days on Saturday, December 3, 2022, in St. Mary’s Square in Lexington Park. (21600 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park) Co-hosted by St. Mary’s CDC and Lexington Park Business Association, the Holly Days event is expected to be an afternoon filled with shopping, dancing, singing, and holiday cheer....
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Charles County Resident Wins $1 Million Scratch-off Prize

Charles County Resident Wins $1 Million Scratch-off Prize

Waldorf man wins top-prize win on Million Dollar Mega Multiplier instant ticket Walking around the Maryland Lottery Winner’s Circle, a Charles County resident took a close look at the silly hats, royal crowns and cash-decorated jackets. And he marveled aloud at actually being in the room where winners are welcomed and photographed. After years...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Celebrates Annual Retirement and Awards Banquet

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Celebrates Annual Retirement and Awards Banquet

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office honored 16 retirees and 29 award recipients at a banquet at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees on Friday, November 4. Honorees were recognized for their service to the Agency, excellent field work, or acts of bravery. Retired Lieutenant Colonel Dave Saunders served as the Master of Ceremonies. The Charles County...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Leonardtown Man and Virginia Man Wanted for Murder and Arson in Virginia

Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Leonardtown Man and Virginia Man Wanted for Murder and Arson in Virginia

Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: On Monday, November 28, 2022 at approximately 12:21 a.m., Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a structure fire at a residence on Crystal Lane in Cabin Point Subdivision, located in Montross, VA. Upon arrival of sheriff’s office deputies and volunteer fire personnel, the remains of one individual...
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Newly Elected St. Mary’s County Officials To Be Sworn in on Monday, December 5, 2022

Newly Elected St. Mary’s County Officials To Be Sworn in on Monday, December 5, 2022

Citizens of St. Mary’s County are invited to attend the quadrennial Oath of Office Ceremony for St. Mary’s County elected officials on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, at 6 p.m. The event will take place inside the Leonardtown High School auditorium, 23995 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown. The following elected officials will be sworn at...
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PG County Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Medicaid of More than $700,000 in Scheme Involving Personal Care Services

PG County Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Medicaid of More than $700,000 in Scheme Involving Personal Care Services

Joseph Tamjong, 51, of Lanham, Maryland, pleaded guilty to defrauding the D.C. Medicaid program out of $733,405. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves, Wayne A. Jacobs, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office’s Criminal Division, Maureen R. Dixon, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of...
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Early Morning Structure Fire in Leonardtown Under Investigation

Early Morning Structure Fire in Leonardtown Under Investigation

On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at approximately 2:25 a.m., firefighters from Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the area of 19649 Franklin Lane in Valley Lee, for the reported outside fire. Two 911 callers reported seeing something on fire through the woods. Brush 6 responded with 3 personnel, and Tanker 63 responded...
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Juvenile Charged in Connection with Assault in Indian Head

Juvenile Charged in Connection with Assault in Indian Head

On Monday, November 28 at 8:20 a.m., patrol officers responded to the area of Jameson Court in Indian Head, for the report of a juvenile male who was armed with a gun and chasing another juvenile. When officers arrived, they located the suspect standing near a shed in the backyard of a house. The...
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House Fire in Lusby Deemed Accidental, No Injuries Reported

House Fire in Lusby Deemed Accidental, No Injuries Reported

On Friday, November 25, 2022, at approximately 1:07 a.m., firefighters from Solomons, Bay District, Prince Frederick, St. Leonard, Dunkirk, and Hollywood Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 11528 Ropeknot Road in Lusby, for the reported house on fire. Firefighters arrived in under 6 minutes from dispatch and found fire showing from the 1-story residence and...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Theft of Two Dirt Bikes in St. Leonard

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Theft of Two Dirt Bikes in St. Leonard

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of two dirt bikes that occurred in the 2100 block of Timeless Drive in St. Leonard, on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at approximately 2:38 a.m. Preliminary investigation revealed unknown suspects stole two dirt bikes: a 2023 Honda CRF-450R (valued at $9,599.00) and a 2022 Honda...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Implement Maximum Deployment Initiative for Holiday Season

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Implement Maximum Deployment Initiative for Holiday Season

For the eleventh year in a row, Sheriff Tim Cameron is implementing Maximum Deployment of Sheriff’s Office personnel throughout St. Mary’s County this holiday season beginning on November 25, 2022. Maximum Deployment is an initiative designed for high visibility patrols and provides increased presence around shopping centers, roadways, and neighboring communities to ensure safety...
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UPDATE: La Plata House Fire Deemed Accidental and Caused by Out of Control Brush Fire, State Fire Marshal Continues to Investigate Commercial Fire

UPDATE: La Plata House Fire Deemed Accidental and Caused by Out of Control Brush Fire, State Fire Marshal Continues to Investigate Commercial Fire

UPDATE 11/28/2022: On November 23, 2022, at approximately 4:53 p.m., firefighters responded to 9990 Harmony Farm Place in La Plata, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find fire showing from the residence along with a brush fire and vehicle on fire. 75 firefighters responded and operated on the scene...
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No Injuries Reported After Trailer Fire in Welcome

No Injuries Reported After Trailer Fire in Welcome

On Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at approximately 4:00 p.m., firefighters from Charles County responded to 7782 Annapolis Wood Road in Welcome, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find an exterior fire extended to a mobile home and a vehicle. 50 firefighters responded and extinguished the fire in under 15...
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Leonardtown Cancels Christmas Tree Light / Christmas on the Square Event Set for Friday, November 25, 2022

Leonardtown Cancels Christmas Tree Light / Christmas on the Square Event Set for Friday, November 25, 2022

Due to the forecasted inclement weather, and in the interest of public safety, the Town of Leonardtown and Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department in coordination with the emergency response team announce the difficult decision to cancel the Friday, November 25, 2022 Christmas on the Square event. However, Santa Claus is still planning to arrive in...
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