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Police Investigating Lexington Park Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Leonardtown

Police Investigating Lexington Park Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Leonardtown

UPDATE 2:30 p.m.: On Thursday, January 27, 2022 at approximately 8:00 a.m., patrol deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a serious motor vehicle collision on St. Andrew’s Church Road in the area of Fairgrounds Road in Leonardtown. Deputies arrived on scene to find a head-on collision between two vehicles,...
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36-Year-Old Waldorf Air Force Lieutenant Pleads Guilty to Transportation of Child Pornography

36-Year-Old Waldorf Air Force Lieutenant Pleads Guilty to Transportation of Child Pornography

Jason Daniel Ort, age 36, of Waldorf, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to transportation of child pornography. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Sobocinski of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; and Brigadier General Terry Bullard,...
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Patuxent River Search and Rescue Provide Medical Evacuation for Merchant Mariner in Chesapeake Bay

Patuxent River Search and Rescue Provide Medical Evacuation for Merchant Mariner in Chesapeake Bay

PATUXENT RIVER, MD, UNITED STATES Posted 01.26.2022, – Story by Chief Petty Officer Patrick Gordon, Naval Air Station Patuxent River A crew from Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s Search and Rescue (SAR) squadron was called into action Thursday, January 20, 2022, for medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) of an injured mariner in the Chesapeake Bay. Working...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in North Beach

State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in North Beach

On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at approximately 9:00 p.m., firefighters from Calvert County were alerted to the 3500 block of 9th Street in North Beach, for the reported house fire. Prior to the arrival of First Responders, multiple 911 callers reported the house was on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a...
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Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Lexington Park Papa Johns, One Employee Transported to Hospital with Injuries

Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Lexington Park Papa Johns, One Employee Transported to Hospital with Injuries

On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at approximately 9:50 p.m., police responded to the Papa Johns located at 21690 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported armed robbery. Police arrived on the scene to find one employee with injuries, and upon further investigation, police learned the suspect fled on foot prior to their...
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Police Investigating Assault at Thomas Stone High School, Student Arrested and Knife Recovered

Police Investigating Assault at Thomas Stone High School, Student Arrested and Knife Recovered

On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 7:34 a.m., a school resource officer and school administrators were made aware of an altercation at Thomas Stone High School. A preliminary investigation showed two students were in a hallway engaged in a verbal altercation when one of them produced a knife, which he had in his pocket....
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Minor Injuries Reported After Vehicle Runs Red Light in Lexington Park

Minor Injuries Reported After Vehicle Runs Red Light in Lexington Park

On Friday, January 21, 2022, at approximately 5:25 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and FDR Boulevard in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved in a T-bone style collision. The operator of...
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Routine Business Patrol Check Leads to Arrest of Wanted D.C. Man in Multiple Theft Cases

Routine Business Patrol Check Leads to Arrest of Wanted D.C. Man in Multiple Theft Cases

On January 11, 2022, at 1:30 a.m., a patrol officer from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was conducting a business check at a convenience store in the 4700 block of Crain Highway in White Plains when he observed a Dodge pick-up truck parked in the lot and a man sleeping in it. A computer check...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision on Smallwood Drive That Killed 42-Year-Old Waldorf Man

UPDATE: Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision on Smallwood Drive That Killed 42-Year-Old Waldorf Man

UPDATE 1/24/2022: On January 22, 2022 at approximately 10:42 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-car crash on Smallwood Drive at the intersection of St. Charles Parkway. A preliminary investigation revealed a Kia Cadenza, operated by Omar Kenyatta Hawkins, 42, of Waldorf, was being driven at a high rate...
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Police Recover Loaded Handgun After Traffic Stop in Waldorf

Police Recover Loaded Handgun After Traffic Stop in Waldorf

On January 22, 2022, at 1:50 a.m., a patrol officer from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the area of St Charles Parkway and St Marks Drive on a vehicle displaying suspended registration plates. During the stop, officers smelled marijuana and found drug paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana....
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Man Flown to Trauma Center After Being Struck by Vehicle on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park

Man Flown to Trauma Center After Being Struck by Vehicle on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park

On Monday, January 24, 2022, at approximately 3:45 p.m., police responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Exploration Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported male jumping on cars and causing property destruction. Prior to the arrival of police, multiple 911 callers then reported the subject was struck by a vehicle, fire...
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police Identify Three Victims Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in La Plata

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Identify Three Victims Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in La Plata

UPDATE 1/24/2022 @ 9:00 a.m. : Maryland State Police are continuing an investigation into a traffic crash last night in Charles County that killed three people. The first deceased is identified as Patrick Bowie, Jr., 44, of La Plata Md.  He was the driver and only occupant of a silver 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. Emergency...
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Police Make Second Arrest in Murder of 19-Year-Old Lexington Park Man

Police Make Second Arrest in Murder of 19-Year-Old Lexington Park Man

On Saturday, January 22, 2022, Keion Steven James Brooks, 23, of Great Mills, was arrested by Detective Austin Schultz from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s and charged with the murder of Joseph James Oakes, age 19 of Lexington Park. Brooks was charged with the following: MURDER – FIRST DEGREE MURDER-SECOND DEGREE ATT 1ST DEG....
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Subject Who Jumped from Gov. Thomas Johnson Bridge

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Subject Who Jumped from Gov. Thomas Johnson Bridge

UPDATE 1:55 p.m., On Sunday, January 23, 2022, at approximately 12:35 p.m., police were dispatched to the top of the Gov. Thomas Johnson Bridge for the reported possible suicidal subject. A short time later, multiple callers reported the subject and vehicle were stopped on the top of the bridge and advised the subject then jumped...
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Police in Calvert County Arrest Lusby Man After Shooting Gun at Appeal Convenience Center

Police in Calvert County Arrest Lusby Man After Shooting Gun at Appeal Convenience Center

On Friday, January 21, 2022, deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau responded to the Appeal Convenience Center located at 200 Sweetwater Lane in Lusby, for the report of shots being fired. Preliminary investigation revealed the suspect Patrick Allan Portzen, 39 of Lusby, became involved in a verbal argument with an employee...
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Police Identify Driver in Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Waldorf That Killed Passenger

Police Identify Driver in Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Waldorf That Killed Passenger

UPDATE 1/21/2022: On January 20, 2022, shortly after 8:00 p.m., a Charles County Sheriff’s officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a Toyota Camry in the area of St. Charles Parkway near St. Ignatius Drive. The driver pulled into a nearby parking lot but failed to stop. The driver accelerated through the parking...
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Chaptico Man Pleads Guilty to Felony Animal Cruelty in Dog Fighting Case

Chaptico Man Pleads Guilty to Felony Animal Cruelty in Dog Fighting Case

UPDATE 1/21/2022: Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announced that Charles Henry Hall, III, 44, of Chaptico, pleaded guilty on January 21, 2022 to 1 count of felony animal cruelty, and 1 count of misdemeanor animal cruelty, relating to the use and possession of a dog for dogfighting. Hall faces a maximum penalty of...
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Police Investigating Death of Pomfret Man, First Responders Find More Than 100 Snakes in Residence

Police Investigating Death of Pomfret Man, First Responders Find More Than 100 Snakes in Residence

On January 19 at 6:00 p.m., officers responded to a single-family home in the 5500 block of Raphael Drive in Pomfret after receiving a call from a neighbor who indicated he went to check on the resident, whom he had not seen since the day before, and observed the resident lying on the floor...
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Police Arrest St. Mary’s Couple for Possession of Codeine Pills and Crack Cocaine After Traffic Stop

Police Arrest St. Mary’s Couple for Possession of Codeine Pills and Crack Cocaine After Traffic Stop

On Tuesday, January 18, 2022, Trooper J. Engleman of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack conducted a traffic stop on Pacific Drive at Primrose Willow Lane, in Lexington Park. A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted which revealed suspected Codeine pills and crack Cocaine. The passenger of the vehicle was identified as...
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Police Increasing Traffic Enforcement Along Three Notch Road in January 2022

Police Increasing Traffic Enforcement Along Three Notch Road in January 2022

For the remainder of January 2022, motorists can expect to see increased traffic enforcement by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies along Three Notch Road/Route 235 in the California/Lexington Park area. Three Notch Road is the busiest highway in St. Mary’s County with more than 50,000 vehicles traveling on it every day. Sheriff’s Office...
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Newburg and Bel Alton Volunteer Fire/EMS Departments Receive Vehicle Donation from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office

Newburg and Bel Alton Volunteer Fire/EMS Departments Receive Vehicle Donation from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office

The Newburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department (Station 14) and Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department and EMS (Station 10) received a donation of two surplus vehicles from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Fleet Services Section. “I wanted to show my unwavering support for the Charles County Department of Emergency Services. The operational expenses...
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Lusby Man Arrested After Motor Vehicle Accident

Lusby Man Arrested After Motor Vehicle Accident

On January 15, 2022, Deputy T. Bowen of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 12800 block of Rousby Hall Road in Lusby, for report of a motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles. Contact was made with one of the drivers who advised a vehicle was travelling southbound in the northbound lane, struck...
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Port Republic Woman Arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Trespassing at Calvert County Court House

Port Republic Woman Arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Trespassing at Calvert County Court House

On January 14, 2022, Sgt. Naecker of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Calvert County Circuit Courthouse for the report of a disorderly female. Per court deputies, Dawn Marie Keen, 42 of Port Republic, was advised masks were required while inside the courthouse per an administrative order issued Dec. 27, 2021 by...
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Chesapeake Beach Man Arrested for Assault, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest

Chesapeake Beach Man Arrested for Assault, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest

On January 10, 2022, Deputy Bowen of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 700 of N. Solomons Island Road in Prince Frederick, for the check welfare of an individual who had fallen and was unresponsive. Contact was made with Larry Randolph Robison, 44 of Chesapeake Beach. Robison was conscious, but had a...
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Governor Hogan Announces Historic Investments in Public Health and Human Services, Record Funding For Local Health Departments

Governor Hogan Announces Historic Investments in Public Health and Human Services, Record Funding For Local Health Departments

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that his Fiscal Year 2023 budget will include historic investments in public health, including record funding for the state’s local health departments. The budget will also expand support for 50,000 low-income children and 27,000 seniors in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), while providing additional resources for food banks...
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