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Firefighters Respond to Explosion and Fire at Charlotte Hall Metal and Scrap in Charlotte Hall

Firefighters Respond to Explosion and Fire at Charlotte Hall Metal and Scrap in Charlotte Hall

On Monday, February 8, 2021, at approximately 11:35 p.m., firefighters from Hughesville, Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Leonardtown and Seventh District Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the Charlotte Hall Metal and Scrap located at 37339 Carpenter Lane in Charlotte Hall, for the reported explosion and possibly structure fire. Dispatchers advised to all responding units a 911 caller...
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Firefighters Respond to Garage Fire in Dameron During Snowstorm, Cause of Fire Under Investigation

Firefighters Respond to Garage Fire in Dameron During Snowstorm, Cause of Fire Under Investigation

On Sunday, February 7, 2021, at approximately 1:50 p.m., firefighters from Ridge, Bay District, NAS Webster Field, and Valley Lee responded to the residence next to 18127 Trossbach Road in Dameron, for the reported garage on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find an approximately 30 x 30 garage with fire showing from...
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Calvert County Sheriff, Mike Evans Announces he Won’t Seek Re-Election in 2022

Calvert County Sheriff, Mike Evans Announces he Won’t Seek Re-Election in 2022

Calvert County Sheriff, Mike Evans post the following on his Facebook page today: To the Citizens of Calvert County: This year marks my 18th year as your Sheriff. After thoughtful consideration, I believe it is time to pass the torch at the end of my term in November 2022. I will be forever grateful...
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Operator Ejected from Vehicle After Single Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

Operator Ejected from Vehicle After Single Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

On Sunday, February 7, 2021, at 9:36 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Willows Road and Green Tree Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision with one possibly ejected. Witnesses on the scene reported the operator of the vehicle was ejected out of the passenger side...
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Maryland State Police and St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Saturation Patrols for Super Bowl Weekend

Maryland State Police and St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Saturation Patrols for Super Bowl Weekend

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, partnered with the Maryland State Police, will be conducting saturation patrols this weekend, Feb. 5-7, 2021. Law enforcement officers will be patrolling local roadways for indicators of drivers operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol and other traffic violations. If you plan on going out for Super...
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Prince George’s County Police Charge Business Owner Who Threatened Employees With Rifle at Landover Business

Prince George’s County Police Charge Business Owner Who Threatened Employees With Rifle at Landover Business

The Regional Investigation Division today arrested and charged a business owner who threatened employees with a rifle this morning at a Landover business. The suspect is 60-year-old Mickey Oudit of the 2300 block of Parkside Drive in Bowie Based on the preliminary investigation, Oudit threatened employees at approximately 8:00 am at Cosmos Air Purification...
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Detectives Release Photos of Suspect Wanted for Inappropriately Touching 15-Year-Old

Detectives Release Photos of Suspect Wanted for Inappropriately Touching 15-Year-Old

Detectives have released surveillance photos of the suspect wanted for inappropriately touching a 15-year-old female in an apartment building in Largo. On February 1, 2021, at approximately 3:00 pm, officers responded to the 500 block of Largo Center Drive. The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect followed the victim down a hallway and inappropriately touched...
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Southern Maryland Under Winter Storm Watch Until Sunday, February 7, 2021

Southern Maryland Under Winter Storm Watch Until Sunday, February 7, 2021

The National Weather Service has placed Washington D.C., Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel, Charles, St. Mary’s, and Calvert, under a Winter Storm Watch until Sunday, February 7, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. First Responders throughout our area responded to over 30 motor vehicle collisions with injuries, one fatal, and three serious crashed during last weeks...
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AUDIO: Charles County Police Searching for Suspect Who Pointed Handgun Out of a Vehicle at Police Officer

AUDIO: Charles County Police Searching for Suspect Who Pointed Handgun Out of a Vehicle at Police Officer

On Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at approximately 11:42 a.m., police responded to the area of Leonardtown Road and Oliver Shop Road in Bryantown, for the reported traffic complaint involving an armed subject. Dispatchers reported they received a 911 call from a Prince George’s County Officer who reported a black male pointed a handgun out...
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Commissioners Approve Public Hearing Requests

Commissioners Approve Public Hearing Requests

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County have approved requests from the Department of Land Use & Growth Management for Public Hearings on three requested amendments. The first was a Public Hearing request on a proposed amendment to adopt a temporary moratorium on the reviewing and approving of new applications for utility-scale solar projects. The Public Hearing...
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Maryland Fishing Report – February 3, 2021

Maryland Fishing Report – February 3, 2021

Despite cold mid-winter weather, anglers across Maryland are enjoying fun fishing experiences ranging from the pre-season stockings of trout, to chain pickerel and blue catfish, to tautog in the offshore waters off our coast. Forecast Summary: February: With Bay temperatures in the upper 30s, Chesapeake Bay fish are in winter holding areas. With plenty...
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Virtual Ribbon Cutting for New School-Based Health Centers

Virtual Ribbon Cutting for New School-Based Health Centers

The St. Mary’s County Equity Task Force is pleased to announce the opening of the first school-based health center facilities in St. Mary’s County, located at Spring Ridge Middle School in Lexington Park and at Margaret Brent Middle School in Helen. Community members are invited to watch the Virtual Ribbon Cutting for these school-based...
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UPDATE: Missing Calvert County Woman Found Deceased

UPDATE: Missing Calvert County Woman Found Deceased

UPDATE: On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at approximately 8:55 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of West Mt Harmony Road and Grovers Turn Road in Owings, for the reported unconscious female. Police arrived on the scene and placed the responding emergency medical services personnel and firefighters in service. Medical personnel...
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Charles County’s First African American Sheriff’s Speak Out on Police Diversity, and Charles County Organizations

Charles County’s First African American Sheriff’s Speak Out on Police Diversity, and Charles County Organizations

Sheriff Troy Berry was elected as Sheriff of Charles County in 2014, making him the first African American Sheriff in our Agency’s history. In addition to this honor, he has accomplished a lot in his 28 plus years in law enforcement. He started his career on the road in the Patrol Division. He later...
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AUDIO: Police Investigating Assault with Machete in Waldorf

AUDIO: Police Investigating Assault with Machete in Waldorf

On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at approximately 12:20 p.m., police and emergency rescue services responded to 1120 Smallwood Drive West in Waldorf, for the reported assault with a weapon. Dispatchers advised all responding units the male suspect reportedly assaulted a male victim with a machete, and the suspects last location was unknown. Officers arrived...
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AUDIO: Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death of Missing Woman

AUDIO: Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death of Missing Woman

UPDATE: The deceased was identified as Jessica Renee Staff, 33, of Dunkirk, Staff was reported missing after being last seen on January 28th in Dunkirk. 2/3/2021: On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at approximately 8:55 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of West Mt Harmony Road and Grovers Turn Road in...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Arson at Lexington Park Motel

State Fire Marshal Investigating Arson at Lexington Park Motel

On Thursday, January 28, 2021, at approximately 10:20 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River and Valley Lee responded to the Motel 6 located at 21847 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported abandoned structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find room 318 of a condemned area of...
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Amazon Delivers More Than Just Packages to Prince George’s County

Amazon Delivers More Than Just Packages to Prince George’s County

Amazon has dramatically increased their presence in the Washington metropolitan area recently by opening a 90,000 square foot facility in Prince George’s County, Maryland. This facility, located at 10100 Willowdale Road in Lanham, Maryland is among a number of “last-mile” stations that Amazon has opened in Prince George’s County, all of which will deliver...
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Governor Hogan to Deliver Virtual State of the State Address on Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Governor Hogan to Deliver Virtual State of the State Address on Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Governor Larry Hogan will deliver his seventh State of the State address on Wednesday, February 3. In accordance with federal and state health guidelines, the address will take place virtually. “While we honor the historic and constitutional significance of this annual tradition, it is important we follow the proper health protocols,” said Governor Hogan....
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The Furniture Gallery of Prince Frederick Holiday Promotion Raises Over $5,200 for Calvert Hospice

The Furniture Gallery of Prince Frederick Holiday Promotion Raises Over $5,200 for Calvert Hospice

Calvert Hospice was the grateful recipient of $5,210 from a fundraiser held by The Furniture Gallery of Prince Frederick over the holiday shopping season in 2020. Shoppers received 50% off delivery charges if they made a donation of $25 to Calvert Hospice, and patrons were very generous. David Raley has been a steadfast supporter...
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St. Mary’s County Government, COVID-19 Test and Vaccine Sites, and NAS Patuxent River Schedules/Closures for Tuesday, February 2, 2021

St. Mary’s County Government, COVID-19 Test and Vaccine Sites, and NAS Patuxent River Schedules/Closures for Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Due to inclement weather the St. Mary’s County Health Department’s drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites will be closed and the COVID-19 vaccine clinic cancelled on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. All individuals with registered appointments for the vaccination clinic will be contacted via email to reschedule. Those that were registered for appointments over the phone with...
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Maryland COVID-19 Vaccination Update: Monday, February 1, 2021

Maryland COVID-19 Vaccination Update: Monday, February 1, 2021

As of Monday, February 1, 2021., Maryland providers have administered 544,369 COVID-19 vaccines, and 78% of all first doses have been given. The average daily rate for shots administered is 24,490—a 70% increase over the last two weeks. Vaccine Eligibility In accordance with federal guidelines, Maryland is currently in Phase 1C of the vaccine...
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Department of Justice Launches Global Action Against NetWalker Ransomware, NetWalker Defendant Charged, Nearly $500,000 Seized

Department of Justice Launches Global Action Against NetWalker Ransomware, NetWalker Defendant Charged, Nearly $500,000 Seized

The Department of Justice announced a coordinated international law enforcement action to disrupt a sophisticated form of ransomware known as NetWalker. NetWalker ransomware has impacted numerous victims, including companies, municipalities, hospitals, law enforcement, emergency services, school districts, colleges, and universities. Attacks have specifically targeted the healthcare sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, taking advantage of...
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MDOT SHA Extends Road Closure of Route 261 in Calvert County, Due to Utility Relocation

MDOT SHA Extends Road Closure of Route 261 in Calvert County, Due to Utility Relocation

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is extending the closure of MD 261 (Bayside Avenue) in Calvert County between 9th Street and the Anne Arundel County line as work continues on a $6.3 million bridge and roadway improvement project. After the most recent review of the project’s schedule, it has...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Executes Search Warrant on Lexington Park Drug Dealer and Make One Arrest

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Executes Search Warrant on Lexington Park Drug Dealer and Make One Arrest

On Friday, January 29, 2021, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division, along with assistance from the Emergency Services Team (EST), the Special Operations Division (SOD), and personnel from the Vice Narcotics Support Team, executed a search and seizure warrant in Lexington Park. As a result, Travis Nathaniel Nelson, age...
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