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Former Correctional Officer Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Attempted First-Degree Murder After Ruthless Attack on Wife

Former Correctional Officer Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Attempted First-Degree Murder After Ruthless Attack on Wife

UPDATE 8/22/2019: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on August 21, 2019, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Armando Quispe Rodriguez, 46 of Bryans Road, to life suspend all but 30 years for the Attempted First-Degree Murder of Keyia Rodriguez. After completion of his sentence, Rodriguez will be...
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UPDATE: Police Arrest California Man for Robbery of Twist Wine and Spirits in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Police Arrest California Man for Robbery of Twist Wine and Spirits in Lexington Park

UPDATE 8/22/2019: Information obtained during the investigation led to Corey Scott Angstadt, 51, of California, being identified as the individual involved in the robbery of the Twist Wine and Spirits store, located in Lexington Park. On August 21, 2019, Angstadt was charged with the following: Armed Robbery Robbery Assault First Degree Assault Second Degree...
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Firefighters Respond to House Fire in Mechanicsville Twice in 5 Hours, Original Fire Deemed Accidental by State Fire Marshal

Firefighters Respond to House Fire in Mechanicsville Twice in 5 Hours, Original Fire Deemed Accidental by State Fire Marshal

UPDATE 8/21/19: On Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at approximately 5:05 p.m., firefighters responded to 36975 Dixie Lyon Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported structure fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find a 2-story, single-family dwelling with fire showing from the roof and second floor. The occupant and one dog safely escaped the home...
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Suspected Impaired Driver Crashes into Three Cars in Hollywood

Suspected Impaired Driver Crashes into Three Cars in Hollywood

On Saturday, August 17, 2019, at approximately 4:10 p.m., firefighters from the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department were returning to their station from a previous motor vehicle accident when they came upon a motor vehicle accident with entrapment at Three Notch Road and Hollywood Road. Crews arrived on the scene to find five vehicles in...
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Exclusive Video: Police in St. Mary’s County Conducted a DUI Checkpoint in California, See the Results Here

Exclusive Video: Police in St. Mary’s County Conducted a DUI Checkpoint in California, See the Results Here

On Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 11:20 p.m., the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack conducted a sobriety checkpoint assisted by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on southbound Maryland Route 235 (Three Notch Road) at First Colony Boulevard, in California. Personnel from the Maryland State Police Chemical Test for Alcohol Unit, La Plata and...
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VIDEO: Call to 911 from Teen Saying He Shot His Mother and Would Shoot Police Ends up Being a “Swatting”

VIDEO: Call to 911 from Teen Saying He Shot His Mother and Would Shoot Police Ends up Being a “Swatting”

On August 17, 2019, at approximately 5:28 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the reported shooting/barricade in the 21300 block of Carmen Woods Drive in Lexington Park. A caller to 911 reported that he had shot his mother and would shoot any law enforcement officers who came to the...
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Five Injured After Early Morning Three Vehicle Crash in Great Mills

Five Injured After Early Morning Three Vehicle Crash in Great Mills

On Sunday, August 18, 2019, at approximately 2:05 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Great Mills Road and Chancellors Run Road in Great Mills, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find three vehicles in the roadway. Four patients were transported to...
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Calvert Man who Robbed Subway Restaurant and Cut Employee with Knife Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

Calvert Man who Robbed Subway Restaurant and Cut Employee with Knife Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

UPDATE 8/17/2019: William James Cooper, 32, of Calvert County was sentenced to the maximum penalty of 20 years, suspended down to 15 years in prison for his involvement in an armed robbery of an employee at the Subway restaurant in Leonardtown, on April 4, 2019. State’s Attorney Richard Fritz, who prosecuted the case, would...
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UPDATE: 83-Year-Old Male Succumbs to Injuries After Car Crash in Chaptico

UPDATE: 83-Year-Old Male Succumbs to Injuries After Car Crash in Chaptico

UPDATE 8/16/2019: On August 15, 2019, at approximately 8:50 p.m. Garland Lawson Coleman succumbed to his injuries sustained in the collision. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing the investigation. Anyone who witnessed the collision or events leading up to the collision is asked to contact Deputy Matthew Beyer at...
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UPDATE: Great Mills Man Sentenced to 50 Years After Armed Robbery and Assault

UPDATE: Great Mills Man Sentenced to 50 Years After Armed Robbery and Assault

UPDATE 8/15/2019: Wayne Aloysius Jordan, Jr., 29, of Great Mills, was sentenced to a total of 71 years, suspended down to 50 years of active incarceration in prison. State’s Attorney Richard Fritz thanks Detective Austin Schultz and Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling for the successful investigation and prosecution of this case. A St. Mary’s...
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Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted in St. Mary’s County on Saturday

Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted in St. Mary’s County on Saturday

The Maryland State Police and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, August 17, 2019, in St. Mary’s County. Motorists are encouraged to appoint a designated driver or use public or other alternative transportation if you are planning on consuming alcohol. If you do drink, you are...
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Previously Convicted Lexington Park Drug Dealer Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Federal Prison After Distributing Drugs that Resulted in Victims Death

Previously Convicted Lexington Park Drug Dealer Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Federal Prison After Distributing Drugs that Resulted in Victims Death

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Keino Ferrez Dorsey, a/k/a B, 46, of Lexington Park, to 186 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for distribution of heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil, resulting in the death of a victim, and possession with intent to distribute heroin, fentanyl, para-fluoroisobutyryl fentanyl, and...
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Waldorf Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teen Girls

Waldorf Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teen Girls

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Thursday, August 8, 2019, Claude William Brown, Jr., 69 of Waldorf, entered a guilty plea in Charles County Circuit Court, in front of the Honorable Judge Amy J. Bragunier, to two counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. Following his guilty plea, Judge Bragunier...
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UPDATE: Police Release Name of 34-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Hit and Run

UPDATE: Police Release Name of 34-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Hit and Run

UPDATE – 8/13/2019 @ 9:35 a.m.: On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at approximately 03:54 hours, Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a hit and run motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on southbound Maryland Route 5 in the area of Montgomery Lane in Waldorf. Due to...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Woman Thanks Firefighters and Community After Her House was Destroyed by Fire

UPDATE: Lexington Park Woman Thanks Firefighters and Community After Her House was Destroyed by Fire

On June 10, 2019 Christina Jones lost her home on Mary Lynn Drive in Lexington Park to a fire. She asked SMNEWSNET.com to post the following “Thank You” letter. On June 10th at 5:01 a.m. I woke up to our house fully on fire. My husband gone. My children sleeping. There wasn’t any time...
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No Injuries Reported After Woman Reportedly Texting and Driving Flips Her Car in Great Mills

No Injuries Reported After Woman Reportedly Texting and Driving Flips Her Car in Great Mills

On Sunday, August 11, 2019, at approximately 4:05 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Indian Bridge Road and Point Lookout Road in Great Mills, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle in the roadway and on its roof with the single...
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WANTED – Charles County Sheriff’s Office – Jerrell Antwaun Johnson

WANTED – Charles County Sheriff’s Office – Jerrell Antwaun Johnson

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for the tip that leads to the apprehension and arrest of Jerrell Antwaun Johnson, 22 of Port Tobacco. Johnson has four outstanding arrest warrants charging him with attempted rape, felony assault, robbery, theft and failure to appear. Johnson is currently out of jail after being...
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UPDATE Great Mills Woman Arrested After Stealing Three Motorized Shopping Carts from Walmart

UPDATE Great Mills Woman Arrested After Stealing Three Motorized Shopping Carts from Walmart

UPDATE: On August 7, 2019, at approximately 4:40 a.m., a 911 caller who wished to remain anonymous reported three subjects riding motorized shopping carts they believed were from Walmart on Chancellors Run Road in the area of Greenview Parkway in Great Mills. Sgt. C. Grumbles from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office located the...
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Leonardtown Man Sentenced to 10 Days in Jail for Arrest at Drag Queen Story Hour at Lexington Park Library

Leonardtown Man Sentenced to 10 Days in Jail for Arrest at Drag Queen Story Hour at Lexington Park Library

UPDATE 8/9/2019:  Ashley K Morgan 42, of Leonardtown, who was arrested at the Lexington Park Library on Sunday, June 23, 2019, appeared in St. Mary’s County District Court on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Morgan pled guilty to trespassing at a public agency, and the state dropped the remaining four charges. District Court Judge Robyn...
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UPDATE: Ridge Man Sentenced to 15 years in Prison for Armed Robbery of Woman at ATM

UPDATE: Ridge Man Sentenced to 15 years in Prison for Armed Robbery of Woman at ATM

UPDATE 8/7/2019: Victor John Lee Scotland, 30, of Ridge was sentenced to the maximum sentence of 15 years in prison for a robbery that occurred on December 12, 2018, in Ridge, Maryland. The Office of the State’s Attorney would like to thank Detective Melissa Hulse of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for her...
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Street Racing Crash Leaves St. Mary’s County Couple in Critical Condition

Street Racing Crash Leaves St. Mary’s County Couple in Critical Condition

On Saturday, August 3, 2019, at approximately 8:20 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of Maryland Route 2-4 and Lancaster Drive in St. Leonard, for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a single vehicle. Upon arrival, units located a 2018...
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UPDATE: Indian Head Man Kills Self After Killing Mother and Father In-Law and Shooting 11-Year-Old Child

UPDATE: Indian Head Man Kills Self After Killing Mother and Father In-Law and Shooting 11-Year-Old Child

8/3/2019 @ 10:50 a.m.: On August 2, 2019, at approximately 11:07 p.m., officers responded to the 6500 block of Bensville Road in Pomfret for the report of a shooting. A preliminary investigation revealed the suspect, Mark McKinley Hughes, Jr., 42 of Indian Head, went to the residence and shot and killed Vickie Danita Pickeral,...
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Three Victims Transported to Trauma Centers After Being Shot Early Saturday Morning in Lexington Park

Three Victims Transported to Trauma Centers After Being Shot Early Saturday Morning in Lexington Park

On Saturday, August 3, 2019, at approximately 1:55 a.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s and Calvert County Sheriff’s Offices and Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown and Prince Frederick Barracks responded to the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department social hall at 46900 South Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park, for the report of shots...
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VIDEO: One Stabbed and Shots Fired in Parking lot of IHOP Early Saturday Morning

VIDEO: One Stabbed and Shots Fired in Parking lot of IHOP Early Saturday Morning

On Saturday, August 3, 2019, at approximately 2:55 a.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown and Prince Frederick Barrack responded to the IHOP on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported assault. Police arrived on scene to find...
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CDC, FDA Tell Dog Owners to Throw Out All Pig Ear Treats

CDC, FDA Tell Dog Owners to Throw Out All Pig Ear Treats

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to contact with pig ear dog treats. CDC and FDA are now advising people not to buy or feed any pig ear dog treats to pets, including any that may already...
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