Law Enforcement

Vehicle Fire in Mechanicsville Quickly Extinguished by Firefighters

Vehicle Fire in Mechanicsville Quickly Extinguished by Firefighters

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, at approximately 12:30 p.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Seventh District, Charles County, and Prince Georges County responded to 29890 Chickasaw Place in Mechanicsville, for the reported vehicle fire threatening a residence. Crews arrived on scene to find a vehicle in the driveway fully engulfed in fire. Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department put...
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MSP Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for January 2019 is TFC Marcus Manning

MSP Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for January 2019 is TFC Marcus Manning

Please join us as we congratulate Trooper First Class Marcus Manning as the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for January 2019. Trooper First Class Manning demonstrates a high level of professionalism in his job as a Trooper. He continuously applies himself and is consistently conscientious in the performance of his...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating Armed Robbery at Donut Connection in Lexington Park

Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating Armed Robbery at Donut Connection in Lexington Park

On February 16, 2019, deputies of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Donut Connection at 21801 North Shangri La Drive in Lexington Park for a reported robbery. Preliminary investigation revealed a black male suspect threatened an employee with a weapon and forced entry to the business. Once inside of the business,...
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La Plata Man Arrested After Being Found Drunk and Unconscious at Super Suds

La Plata Man Arrested After Being Found Drunk and Unconscious at Super Suds

On January 23, 2019, at approximately 7:00 pm, Officers from the La Plata Police Department were dispatched for the report of a black adult male who was unconscious and breathing at the La Plata Super Suds located on Crain Highway. When the officer arrived on scene, he observed a male sleeping on a laundry...
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Judges Rule Charles County School System Did Not Violate Student’s Rights

Judges Rule Charles County School System Did Not Violate Student’s Rights

A Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled this week that La Plata High School and its administrators did not violate a student’s First Amendment rights during a world history class that included lessons about Islam. In the fall of 2014, the family of Caleigh Wood, then a junior at La Plata, sued the...
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Calvert County Crime Report – 2/15/2019

Calvert County Crime Report – 2/15/2019

The following is a sample of recent arrests, crimes, and investigations handled by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. On February 4th, 2019, Deputy Gott conducted a traffic stop in the area of Route 4 and Dowell Road in Lusby. The driver, identified as Ryan Ford Gallagher, 41, nervously handed Deputy Gott an open container...
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Police Investigating Death of Preteen in North Beach

Police Investigating Death of Preteen in North Beach

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Bedford Drive, in North Beach for the report of a shooting. On arrival, deputies found a subject suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was reported to be 11 or 12-years-old. Detectives responded and assumed the investigation. The preliminary...
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25-Year Old Piney Point Man Caught with his Pants Down on Sixth Drunk Driving Arrest in St. Mary’s County in Six Years

25-Year Old Piney Point Man Caught with his Pants Down on Sixth Drunk Driving Arrest in St. Mary’s County in Six Years

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, Deputy First Class John Davis of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance inside a motor vehicle. The officer was informed by the Emergency Communications Center that the vehicle was a gray Toyota Camry with extensive body damage and no rear bumper. Deputy Davis located...
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St. Inigoes Man Arrested Twice in 8 Hours for Drunk Driving

St. Inigoes Man Arrested Twice in 8 Hours for Drunk Driving

On Saturday, February 2, 2019, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Thurman Alexander Harmon, 68 of St. Inigoes, was arrested and charged with Driving Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se, and Driving Vehicle While Impaired by Alcohol by Trooper E. Ruggles of the Maryland State...
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Elderly Female Extricated from Single Vehicle Crash in Cobb Island

Elderly Female Extricated from Single Vehicle Crash in Cobb Island

On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at approximately 3:20 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the 12000 block of Swann Point Road in the area of the cemetery. Units arrived to find a single vehicle off the roadway and on its side with one occupant trapped. Cobb Island, Bel Alton, and Newburg Volunteers went...
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Huntingtown Woman Arrested for Arson

Huntingtown Woman Arrested for Arson

Deputy State Fire Marshals have concluded an origin & cause investigation with the arrest of one adult female. The fire, which occurred at 281 Sun Park Lane, Huntingtown, was discovered the morning of February 9, 2019, while a breaking and entering investigation was being conducted by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. The fire had...
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The Office of the State Fire Marshal is Investigating Explosion at Mechanicsville Home

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is Investigating Explosion at Mechanicsville Home

On Monday, February 11, 2019, at approximately 9:20 p.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a one story, single family home on Shannon Court, in, Mechanicsville. Approximately 25 firefighters responded to the scene. A small fire was extinguished by the owner prior to the arrival of the fire department. All occupants and pets escaped...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police is continuing to investigate a fatal pedestrian-related crash that occurred Monday night in Prince George’s County. Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019, troopers from Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack responded to MD 202 at Campus Way in Upper Marlboro, on a report of a motor vehicle collision that...
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Three Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident on Great Mills Road

Three Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident on Great Mills Road

On Monday, February 11, 2019, at approximately 3:40 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Great Mills Road and Suburban Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the middle of the roadway in a t-bone style collision. Three...
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Saint Leonard Man Arrested for Drive-By Shooting in Lusby

Saint Leonard Man Arrested for Drive-By Shooting in Lusby

On February 10, 2019, at 12:51 a.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to San Mateo Trail, in Lusby, for a report of a drive-by shooting. Prior to police arriving on the scene, the Calvert Control Center advised police units, that James Walter Gross Jr., 27 of Saint Leonard, was the...
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Man and Woman Rescued from a Vehicle in Water in Hughesville

Man and Woman Rescued from a Vehicle in Water in Hughesville

On Monday, February 11, 2019, at approximately 11:15 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of the Hughesville Bypass on Leonardtown Road and Prince Frederick Road in Hughesville, for the reported motor vehicle accident with one vehicle in the water. Crews arrived on scene to find an SUV off the roadway...
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One Injury Reported After Motor Vehicle Accident in Great Mills

One Injury Reported After Motor Vehicle Accident in Great Mills

On Monday, February 11, 2019, at approximately 7:45 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Great Mills Road and Point Lookout Road in Great Mills, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene to find the two vehicles involved in front of the Great Mills Post Office,...
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Prince George’s County Felon Sentenced to 10 Years for Distribution of Fentanyl and other Opioids

Prince George’s County Felon Sentenced to 10 Years for Distribution of Fentanyl and other Opioids

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Tyrell Rashad Cauthern, age 30, of Fort Washington, Maryland, to 10 years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for distribution of fentanyl, crack cocaine, and other drugs, and for possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. Judge Grimm also found that...
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Two Park Villa Apartments Damaged After Early Morning Dryer Fire

Two Park Villa Apartments Damaged After Early Morning Dryer Fire

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, at approximately 2:30 a.m., firefighters from Bay District, Valley Lee, Hollywood, and NAS Patuxent River responded to 21288 Mayfaire Lane, at the Park Villas Apartments in Lexington Park, for the reported fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a 3-story apartment building with nothing evident from three sides of the...
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One Transported to an Area Trauma Center After Serious Crash in Lothian

One Transported to an Area Trauma Center After Serious Crash in Lothian

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, at approximately 12:17 p.m., Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department Squad 5 responded to Route 4, and Talbot Road, in Anne Arundel, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one trapped. Squad 5 arrived on location to find a single vehicle off the roadway, down an embankment and pinned against...
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Prince Georges Volunteer Fire Department Engine Struck While on Scene of Motor Vehicle Accident

Prince Georges Volunteer Fire Department Engine Struck While on Scene of Motor Vehicle Accident

On Sunday, February 10, 2019, at approximately 5:20 a.m.,  police fire, and emergency medical personnel were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident when Oxon Hill Engine 821 was providing “barrier protection” for the accident scene on a local lane of the Beltway prior to RT.210 when a vehicle hit the engine. The 2017 Pierce...
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UPDATE: Shots Fired in Lexington Park Under Investigation

UPDATE: Shots Fired in Lexington Park Under Investigation

UPDATE – Police have released the following information: On February 3, 2019, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46800 block of Rogers Drive in Lexington Park for a reported shooting complaint. Shell casings were located in the area, and a residence nearby had been struck with projectiles. No injuries...
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UPDATE: 3-Month-Old Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Lexington Park Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: 3-Month-Old Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Lexington Park Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE 2/9/2019: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office reported that on February 9, 2019, the juvenile Emma Leigh Clarke, age 3 months, succumbed to the injuries sustained in the motor vehicle collision. The investigation is ongoing. UPDATE 2/8/2019: On February 7, 2019, at approximately 10:35 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded...
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UPDATE: 20-Year-Old Mechanicsville Man in Serious Condition After Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: 20-Year-Old Mechanicsville Man in Serious Condition After Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: On Thursday, February 7, 2019, at approximately 8:10 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a single vehicle into a tree. Units arrived on the scene to find a Ford Focus had left the roadway and struck a tree, trapping the driver. Fire and EMS personnel...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested After Leading Police on Early Morning Car and Foot Chase

Lexington Park Woman Arrested After Leading Police on Early Morning Car and Foot Chase

On Wednesday, February 5, 2019, at approximately 1:55 a.m., Trooper Michael Posch from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a black Pontiac Vibe in the area of Norris Road and Chancellors Run Road, in Great Mils. The vehicle refused to stop and fled at a high speed...
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