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Police Arrest Mechanicsville Man for Burglary and Recover Stolen Mini-Bike

Police Arrest Mechanicsville Man for Burglary and Recover Stolen Mini-Bike

On January 13, 2022, at 2:15 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the 3700 block of Crain Highway for speeding. Upon approaching the vehicle, officers noticed a new mini-bike in the back. Through further investigation, officers were able to confirm the mini-bike had just been stolen from...
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C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School in Waldorf Honored As National ESEA Distinguished School

C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School in Waldorf Honored As National ESEA Distinguished School

C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School — known to some as “the hidden gem on Lancaster Circle” — is a community school where staff and parents work together to ensure students get the most out of their education. “We make the building a really positive environment and a place full of support for all students,”...
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9-Month Old Flown to Children’s Center After Being Bit by Dog in Hollywood

9-Month Old Flown to Children’s Center After Being Bit by Dog in Hollywood

On Thursday, January 13, 2022, at approximately 6:19 p.m., police and emergency medical personnel responded to the 23800 block of Mill Pond Road in Hollywood, for the reported dog bite/animal attack. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 9-month old male with injuries to the face after a dog bite. Emergency medical personnel...
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Call for Nominations: Women’s History Month Symposium 2022

Call for Nominations: Women’s History Month Symposium 2022

Nominations are open for the 2022 Woman of the Year and Tomorrow’s Woman Awards. We want to hear about the extraordinary women in our community who inspire you! The St. Mary’s County Commission for Women is now accepting nominations for Woman of the Year and Tomorrow’s Woman. The awards recognize women who have made...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Police Blotter January 3, 2022 – January 9, 2022

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Police Blotter January 3, 2022 – January 9, 2022

During the week of January 3, 2022 – January 9, 2022, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,085 calls for service throughout the community. Theft: 22-01218 – On January 9, 2022, DFC Idol responded to the Giant located at 655 N. Solomon’s Island Road in Prince Frederick, MD for the report...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Woman Shot Multiple Times on Route 3 in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Woman Shot Multiple Times on Route 3 in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are attempting to determine who fired shots at a 28-year-old woman last night in Prince George’s County. Just before 9:00 p.m., on Wednesday, January 12, 2021, Maryland State Police at the College Park Barrack responded to the scene of a reported shooting on southbound Route 3 in the area of Annapolis...
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Charles County Public Schools Updates Current School Year Calendar, Period End Date for Students

Charles County Public Schools Updates Current School Year Calendar, Period End Date for Students

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has made updates to the current school year calendar, including a marking period date change and the addition of early dismissal days to support staff. The end of the second marking period for students moves from Wednesday, Jan. 19, to Wednesday, Jan. 26. Students missed four days of school...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – January 11, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – January 11, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their first regular business meeting of the new year in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. The Commissioners recognized two retirees from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office; Harold Young and Michael Gardiner. Dr. Meenakshi Brewster, county health officer, provided the monthly COVID-19 brief to the...
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Charles County Board of Education Honors Students for Academic Achievement, Personal Responsibility, and Career Readiness

Charles County Board of Education Honors Students for Academic Achievement, Personal Responsibility, and Career Readiness

The Board of Education at its Jan. 11 meeting honored four Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students. School principals annually select one student and staff member for Board recognition. Students are honored for accomplishments in the areas of academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. Honored at the meeting were Kevin Mejia-Trochez of J.P....
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Calvert County Government Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule 2022

Calvert County Government Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule 2022

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In addition: The Appeal Solid Waste Facility, which includes the landfill and transfer station, and all county customer convenience centers will be open with normal operating hours. The...
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Calvert County Parks & Recreation Seeks Public Input for New Harriet E. Brown Community Center

Calvert County Parks & Recreation Seeks Public Input for New Harriet E. Brown Community Center

The Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation invites citizens to participate in a brief survey to provide input on the new Harriet E. Brown Community Center and Park. The survey offers a glimpse of potential site and floor plan options for the potential facility. The public is encouraged to provide input on the center’s amenities,...
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Maryland 9-1-1 Board Warns that 3G Network Mobile Phones May Cease Operating in 2022

Maryland 9-1-1 Board Warns that 3G Network Mobile Phones May Cease Operating in 2022

The Maryland 9-1-1 Board is issuing a warning to consumers that older phones may cease operating in early 2022 due to the retirement of 3G networks and support for phones using 3G service. This may include other devices that use 3G connectivity, such as some medical alert devices, tablets, smart watches, and home security...
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UPDATE: Detectives Release Surveillance Video of Suspect Vehicle in Fatal Christmas Eve Shooting

UPDATE: Detectives Release Surveillance Video of Suspect Vehicle in Fatal Christmas Eve Shooting

Homicide Unit detectives released surveillance video of the SUV being sought in connection with a fatal shooting in Temple Hills on Christmas Eve. This video was recorded just seconds after an occupant in the SUV shot and fatally wounded 30-year-old Danny Kelly Jr. of Clinton. Kelly and his family were heading to a holiday...
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Police Searching for Driver & Vehicle Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run in Fort Washington

Police Searching for Driver & Vehicle Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run in Fort Washington

The Prince George’s County Police Department Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit would like to speak to anyone who witnessed or has information on a fatal hit-and-run in Fort Washington on December 25, 2021. The deceased driver is 56-year-old Juan Acevedo Castellon of Fort Washington. He died of his injuries on January 8, 2022. On...
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Noise Advisory – Low-Altitude Test Flights Scheduled Jan. 13-14, 2022 Near Webster Field

Noise Advisory – Low-Altitude Test Flights Scheduled Jan. 13-14, 2022 Near Webster Field

Communities surrounding the Webster Outlying Field are advised that low-altitude aircraft flight test events are scheduled to take place January 13 and January 14, 2022 from 9 a.m. to noon. As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing activities on the community. For more information call 1-866-819-9028.
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Governor Hogan Announces Expanded, $500 Million Re-Fund The Police Initiative, Reintroduction of Major Crime Legislation

Governor Hogan Announces Expanded, $500 Million Re-Fund The Police Initiative, Reintroduction of Major Crime Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the expansion of his Re-Fund The Police Initiative to a three-year, $500 million investment in increased support for law enforcement, and for increased crime control and victim protection services across the state. The governor also announced that he will reintroduce legislation to address violent crime during the upcoming session...
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Maryland’s Winter Turkey Season Opens January 20

Maryland’s Winter Turkey Season Opens January 20

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the opening of the winter turkey season, which runs statewide from Jan. 20-22 for hunters who did not harvest a turkey during the 2021 fall season. Hunting hours are from one half-hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset. The bag limit is one turkey of either sex.  “Wild...
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Police Make Arrest in 2019 Murder of 46-Year-Old Capitol Heights Man

Police Make Arrest in 2019 Murder of 46-Year-Old Capitol Heights Man

Homicide Unit detectives charged a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting in November of 2019. The suspect is 28-year-old Troy Cleveland, Jr., of District Heights. He is charged with fatally shooting 46-year-old Sean Spence of Capitol Heights. On November 20, 2019, at approximately 7:30 pm, patrol officers were called to the 5700 block...
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Indian Head Man Arrested After Firing Several Rounds From Handgun in Business Parking Lot

Indian Head Man Arrested After Firing Several Rounds From Handgun in Business Parking Lot

On January 6 at 9:10 p.m., patrol officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2000 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of someone firing a gun. A preliminary investigation revealed a male was in a car in the parking lot of a business when he fired several rounds...
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Police Arrest Waldorf Man for Armed Robbery of Convenience Store

Police Arrest Waldorf Man for Armed Robbery of Convenience Store

On December 12, 2021, officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a convenience store in the 2400 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a robbery in which a male suspect grabbed a money deposit bag from a clerk, but fled after the clerk was able to maintain the...
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Charles County Detention Center Managing Covid-19 Cases Within Facility

Charles County Detention Center Managing Covid-19 Cases Within Facility

The Charles County Detention Center (CCDC), in coordination with the Charles County Health Department and Prime Care Medical–the CCDC’s on-site medical provider¬–is currently addressing Covid-19 cases inside the detention center. None of the exposures have required hospitalization and resulted in cold-like symptoms. The situation was immediately and effectively managed following the Center for Disease...
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Maryland Department of Health Partnering with Local Hospitals as COVID-19 Testing Sites

Maryland Department of Health Partnering with Local Hospitals as COVID-19 Testing Sites

Testing Announcements The MDH-run site in Annapolis at the Corner of Calvert and Bladen Streets and State Center, Baltimore City sites will continue to operate as previously scheduled. Please verify the operating status of any site before visiting. Additional site openings and schedule expansions will be announced in the coming days. The Maryland Department of Health (MDH), in partnership with...
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St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services Seeks Public’s Assistance to Alleviate Hospital Emergency Department Overload in the Face of COVID-19 Surge

St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services Seeks Public’s Assistance to Alleviate Hospital Emergency Department Overload in the Face of COVID-19 Surge

The St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services is asking St. Mary’s County residents to help alleviate the unprecedented strain that COVID-19 and its emerging variants have placed on the area’s emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, frontline responders, and hospitals. COVID-19 infections continue to spread rapidly throughout Maryland. Increased numbers of hospitalizations have led...
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AUDIO: Charges Pending After Maryland State Trooper is Struck by Suspected Impaired Driver in Waldorf

AUDIO: Charges Pending After Maryland State Trooper is Struck by Suspected Impaired Driver in Waldorf

On January 7, 2022, at approximately 10:00 p.m., a trooper from the La Plata Barrack was conducting a traffic stop with his emergency lights activated on southbound Crain Highway at Holly Lane in Waldorf. The preliminary investigation indicates that while the trooper was attempting to leave the scene in his marked patrol vehicle, he...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Assault Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Assault Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in an assault investigation. On Sunday, December 26, 2021 at 11:30 a.m., the suspect entered the Lexington Park Stop N Shop to buy a pack of cigarettes. The suspect then walked behind the counter, threatened to shoot the victim and...
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