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Former Police Chief Arrested for Arson and Attempted Murder, Suspected in Arson Fires Across Maryland Including Charles and Prince George’s County

Former Police Chief Arrested for Arson and Attempted Murder, Suspected in Arson Fires Across Maryland Including Charles and Prince George’s County

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, members of two Arson Task Forces, along with investigators and detectives from multiple Maryland fire and police agencies, arrested 69-year-old David M. Crawford of Ellicott City. Crawford is facing numerous arson and attempted murder charges in connection with a series of incendiary fires of homes, vehicles, and residential garages...
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UPDATE: One Adult Female Found Deceased After Barricade Situation in Dunkirk

UPDATE: One Adult Female Found Deceased After Barricade Situation in Dunkirk

UPDATE 7:15 p.m., A spokesperson for the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office confirmed members of their Special Operations Team made entry into the residence and found one adult female victim with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was pronounced deceased on the scene. 3/02/2021 at 5:15 p.m: On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at approximately 4:30 p.m.,...
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Private Music Instructor Arrested for Sexually Assaulting 13-Year-Old Female Student

Private Music Instructor Arrested for Sexually Assaulting 13-Year-Old Female Student

In February of 2021, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division received information from Child Protective Services (CPS), regarding a potential sexual assault involving a 13-year-old female and an adult music instructor. Investigation determined the victim was receiving private music lessons at the Music Education Academy (MEA), located at 23127...
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Multiple Guns Stolen from Fred’s Outdoors in Waldorf After Pickup Truck Drives Through Front of Store, Cash Reward Offered for Arrest of Suspects

Multiple Guns Stolen from Fred’s Outdoors in Waldorf After Pickup Truck Drives Through Front of Store, Cash Reward Offered for Arrest of Suspects

UPDATE at 7:00 a.m : Police are searching for a dark colored unknown make and model dually pickup truck that has a silver toolbox in the bed of the truck. Occupied at least one time, along with a dark colored Dodge Charger that was occupied at least four times. Any information, tips can be...
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UPDATE: 2-Alarm House Fire in Waldorf Deemed Accidental, Injured Firefighter Treated and Released from Hospital

UPDATE: 2-Alarm House Fire in Waldorf Deemed Accidental, Injured Firefighter Treated and Released from Hospital

UPDATE: On Sunday, February 28, 2021, at 7:00 p.m., firefighters responded to 10904 Maryland Woods Court in Waldorf, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find fire showing from a two story split-foyer single family dwelling. The owner/occupants have been identified as the Currie family. Investigation determined the fire...
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AUDIO: Alleged Stolen Vehicle, Hughesville Fire Apparatus, and Maryland State Police Cruiser Involved in Three Seperate Collisions on Sunday Night

AUDIO: Alleged Stolen Vehicle, Hughesville Fire Apparatus, and Maryland State Police Cruiser Involved in Three Seperate Collisions on Sunday Night

On February 28, 2021 at 9:58 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Leonardtown Road and Homeland Drive for the motor vehicle collision possibly involving a stolen vehicle. Dispatchers advised the 911 caller reported they were driving past the accident and thought it looked bad, they stopped on the scene...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Collision in Waldorf That Leaves PG County Man Dead After Vehicle Strikes Utility Pole and Unoccupied Police Cruiser

UPDATE: Police Investigating Collision in Waldorf That Leaves PG County Man Dead After Vehicle Strikes Utility Pole and Unoccupied Police Cruiser

UPDATE: On Sunday, February 28, 2021, at 2:40 a.m., officers responded to the 2100 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a Ford F-350 was traveling northbound on Crain Highway when for unknown reasons the truck left the roadway, went...
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UPDATE: Subject Found Safe and Unharmed – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Missing 81-Year-Old Robert Merkle

UPDATE: Subject Found Safe and Unharmed – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Missing 81-Year-Old Robert Merkle

UPDATE: Mr. Merkle has been located safely. Thank you all for the assistance. The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking assistance in locating missing person Robert Merkle, 81. Merkle was last seen wearing blue pants, blue jacket and gray hat with “602” on it, operating a white 2016 GMC Sierra Truck with a...
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Charles County Officers Arrest Suspect Armed with Firearm After Domestic-Related Assault in Brandywine

Charles County Officers Arrest Suspect Armed with Firearm After Domestic-Related Assault in Brandywine

On Friday, February 26 at 12:23 a.m., officers responded to a house on Malcolm Road in Brandywine for the report of an assault involving a firearm. When officers arrived, they were informed the suspect was inside the house with two young children and armed with a gun. Moments earlier, the suspect had been involved...
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UPDATE: Detectives Arrest and Charge 24-Year-Old Rockville Man with Shooting and Killing Security Guard During Carjacking

UPDATE: Detectives Arrest and Charge 24-Year-Old Rockville Man with Shooting and Killing Security Guard During Carjacking

UPDATE – 2/25/2021: The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit identified and arrested the suspect wanted for the fatal shooting of a security guard in the town of Riverdale Park. The suspect is 24-year-old Desmond Mbah of the 11000 block of Blanding Court in Bowie. He’s charged with fatally shooting 23-year-old Riyadh Al...
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LIVE VIDEO: Charles County Parks and Recreation Excited to Announce Bald Eagles Chandler and Hope Lay Eggs

LIVE VIDEO: Charles County Parks and Recreation Excited to Announce Bald Eagles Chandler and Hope Lay Eggs

The Charles County Parks and Recreation are excited to share that the Port Tobacco Eagle Cam show two eggs in their nest! – Who are these eagles? Chandler and Hope – Where is this nest located? In the Port Tobacco River Park in Port Tobacco, MD – Has this nest been successful before? Yes,...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Owner of Horse Struck and Killed in Sunderland Motor Vehicle Collision

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Owner of Horse Struck and Killed in Sunderland Motor Vehicle Collision

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at approximately 7:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Southern Maryland Boulevard and Bright Lane in Sunderland, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a horse. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle and horse in the roadway. Firefighters pronounced the...
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UPDATE: Two Arrested On Gun Charges During “Make Waldorf Great Again,” Crime Suppression Initiative

UPDATE: Two Arrested On Gun Charges During “Make Waldorf Great Again,” Crime Suppression Initiative

A cooperative traffic safety and crime suppression initiative nicknamed “Make Waldorf Great Again,” by the Maryland State Police had law enforcement officers from multiple departments in the Waldorf area of Charles County on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, resulted in two arrests on handgun charges and the issuance of more than 200 traffic citations and...
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SOMD Blue Crabs’ Regency Furniture Stadium To Become Mass Vaccination Site

SOMD Blue Crabs’ Regency Furniture Stadium To Become Mass Vaccination Site

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced today the opening of a FEMA-supported mass vaccination site at Regency Furniture Stadium. The site will open no later than March 11, and thousands of COVID-19 vaccinations will be administered seven days a week. Since the onset of COVID-19, the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs have done everything possible to...
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VIDEO: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Vandalism Suspects at Chaptico Park

VIDEO: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Vandalism Suspects at Chaptico Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the persons shown in a vandalism investigation. On Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 between 5-5:30 pm, the suspects illegally entered Chaptico Park by removing a section of the split-rail fence and rode on the BMX bicycle track causing damage to it. Anyone with information...
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Detectives in Charles County Conducting Death Investigation

Detectives in Charles County Conducting Death Investigation

On February 21, 2021, at 10:46 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a wooded area in the 3300 block of Plaza Way in Waldorf for the report of an unconscious person in a small body of water. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male who was deceased; there were no...
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VIDEO: Suspected Impaired Driver Sends Two to Trauma Center After Three Vehicle Collision in Hollywood

VIDEO: Suspected Impaired Driver Sends Two to Trauma Center After Three Vehicle Collision in Hollywood

On Sunday, February 21, 2021, at approximately 6:35 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Three Notch Road and Hollywood Road in Hollywood, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find three vehicles involved with two of the vehicles off the roadway. Firefighters...
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Bailey Family Loses 20 Beloved Vehicles After Large Fire in Bushwood, State Fire Marshal Investigating Cause

Bailey Family Loses 20 Beloved Vehicles After Large Fire in Bushwood, State Fire Marshal Investigating Cause

Luckily no injuries were reported in this incident, however, the community, family and friends are deeply saddened of the loss of approximately 20 beloved vehicles that belonged to William Edward “Eddie” Bailey in a fire on Friday, February 19, 2021 in Bushwood. One family member, Rick Mattingly, released the following on Facebook. “When my...
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Police Searching for Third Suspect After Making Two Arrests Following Multiple Robberies in Calvert

Police Searching for Third Suspect After Making Two Arrests Following Multiple Robberies in Calvert

State police search for a female suspect while two others have been arrested and charged in connection with two recent Calvert County robberies. The two suspects arrested are identified as John Francis Dorsey, 68, of Lexington Park and Ricky Ricardo Buck, 32, of Lusby. After consultation with the Calvert County State’s Attorney, both were...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating One Shot at A&E Motel in Lexington Park

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating One Shot at A&E Motel in Lexington Park

UPDATE: On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at approximately 3:36 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21600 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported assault with injury. Contact was made with the victim who advised two individuals knocked on the door, demanding entry. The victim...
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Mechanicsville Felon Arrested After Commiting Drive-By Shooting, and Hours Long Barricade Situation

Mechanicsville Felon Arrested After Commiting Drive-By Shooting, and Hours Long Barricade Situation

On February 16, 2021, at approximately 3:26 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 28100 block of Mechanicsville Road in Mechanicsville, for the report of gunshots. Investigation determined an individual fired multiple rounds from a vehicle and fled the scene. Officers in the area located numerous shell casings. The...
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UDPATE: No Injuries Reported After Plane Crash in Charles County, FAA and Maryland State Police Investigating

UDPATE: No Injuries Reported After Plane Crash in Charles County, FAA and Maryland State Police Investigating

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at approximately 9:47 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 6298 Bumpy Oak Road near the Rail Trails, for the reported airplane crash Crews arrived on the scene to find a small Cessna 150 aircraft in the wooded area with both occupants out of the...
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No Injuries Reported and One Cat Saved After Two Residences Damaged by Fire in Hollywood

No Injuries Reported and One Cat Saved After Two Residences Damaged by Fire in Hollywood

On Monday, February 15, 2021, at approximately 2:40 p.m., firefighters from Hollywood, Bay District, Leonardtown, Seventh District, Solomons and NAS Patuxent River responded to 43625 St. Johns Road and Whispering Hickory Lane in Hollywood, for the reported trailer on fire next to another residence. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single wide...
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AUDIO: Two Firefighters and One Home Occupant Injured After House Fire in Bushwood

AUDIO: Two Firefighters and One Home Occupant Injured After House Fire in Bushwood

On February 15, 2021, at 7:11 p.m., firefighters in St. Mary’s County responded to 37240 Gibson Road in Bushwood, for the reported chimney fire that was believed to have spread into the attic. Crews arrived on the scene to find a one story single family dwelling with fire showing from all four sides. 70...
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Firefighters Perform Confined Space Rescue in Callaway to Save Dog That Fell Into Well

Firefighters Perform Confined Space Rescue in Callaway to Save Dog That Fell Into Well

On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at approximately 8:50 a.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Piney Point Road and Point Lookout Road in Callaway, for the animal rescue. Crews from Valley Lee arrived on the scene to find a large dog approximately 20 feet down an open well, and requested Bay...
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