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VIDEO: Fire that Destroyed River’s Edge Restaurant in Benedict Caused by Discarded Smoking Materials

VIDEO: Fire that Destroyed River’s Edge Restaurant in Benedict Caused by Discarded Smoking Materials

4/20/2018 @ 9:20 p.m.: The Office of the State Fire Marshal reports, the fire at River’s Edge Restaurant, in Benedict was the result of a smoking materials station igniting on the exterior of the building. The fire spread to nearby combustible materials before extending to the building. Employees of the establishment smelled smoke and discovered...
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UPDATE: Victim’s Name Released in Lexington Park Homicide

UPDATE: Victim’s Name Released in Lexington Park Homicide

UPDATE 4/19/2018 @ 5:20 p.m.: Evidence indicates the victim, Britain Jeremy Gill, age 29, of Lexington Park, and the suspect, who at this time is not identified, had a confrontation. During the confrontation, the victim sustained a gunshot wound from a shotgun; the victim later succumbed to his injuries at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Anyone...
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Student Arrested After Two Other Students Overdosed on Pot Brownies Sold to Them at Great Mills High School

Student Arrested After Two Other Students Overdosed on Pot Brownies Sold to Them at Great Mills High School

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Great Mills High School, in Great Mills, a school employee became aware a student was ill and possibly suffering from an overdose, due to eating a brownie which contained THC/CBG, which is derived from marijuana plants. Corporal Kristi Nelson from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was notified...
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19-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in Pomfret

19-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in Pomfret

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at approximately 11:25 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a single motor vehicle crash on Marshalls Corner Road near Hole Shot Place in Pomfret. A preliminary investigation showed the driver of a Dodge pick-up truck was traveling south on Marshalls Corner Road...
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Eight-Year-Old Brings Loaded Semi-Automatic Handgun to Park Hall Elementary School

Eight-Year-Old Brings Loaded Semi-Automatic Handgun to Park Hall Elementary School

On April 18, 2018, deputies and detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, along with Special Agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, (NCIS), responded to Park Hall Elementary School located on Hermanville Road, in Park Hall, for the report of a student with a handgun. Upon arrival officers made contact with a...
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Fourth Maryland Patient Taken to Hospital with Bleeding From ‘Fake Weed’

Fourth Maryland Patient Taken to Hospital with Bleeding From ‘Fake Weed’

The Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Poison Center have reported the fourth hospitalization in Maryland from individuals experiencing risk of severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids, which are often called Spice, K2, Bliss, Scooby Snax, or fake weed. Clinical signs include bruising, nosebleeds, bleeding of the gums, bleeding out of proportion to...
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WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 4/18/2018

WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 4/18/2018

The following persons are wanted by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit is responsible for the service of criminal and child support warrants as well as criminal summonses issued by the courts. They are also responsible for coordinating extraditions of suspects out of state. If you have information...
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Chesapeake Beach Man Arrested for Obstructing and Hindering

Chesapeake Beach Man Arrested for Obstructing and Hindering

On Sunday, April 15, 2018, Corporal Moschetto of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was assisting with a traffic stop on Cox Road and East Chesapeake Beach Road, in Chesapeake Beach. During the stop, John Robert Abner, 54, of Chesapeake Beach showed up on the scene. Abner was argumentative and was advised to leave the...
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Ridge Man Arrested After Pulling Gun During Road Rage Incident

Ridge Man Arrested After Pulling Gun During Road Rage Incident

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, St. Mary’s County Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a phone call from a female victim advising a male in a dark colored work van pulled a gun on her and a male victim while on Route 235 in the area of Trapp Road in St. Inigoes. The victim followed...
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Arlington, VA Man Found Guilty of the First Degree Murder of Waldorf Man

Arlington, VA Man Found Guilty of the First Degree Murder of Waldorf Man

On Friday, April 13, 2018, a Charles County jury, after a 5 day trial, convicted Bryan Javier Aquice, 25, of Arlington, VA. of the First Degree Murder of Michael Beers, Unlawful Use of a Firearm in the Commission a Crime of Violence related to the First Degree Murder of Michael Beers, two counts of...
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Father and Son Charged in Arson of Recreational Vehicle

Father and Son Charged in Arson of Recreational Vehicle

A Deputy State Fire Marshal has served a criminal summons to two men involved in setting fire to a recreational vehicle in Charlotte Hall. The RV is owned by Daniel Leon Lindsey, Sr. On March 5, 2018, at approximately 6:43 pm, firefighters from Newburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a one alarm fire located...
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Brandywine Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Molly

Brandywine Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Molly

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, at approximately 12:45 p.m., Trooper Lee from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack was on patrol in his marked MSP patrol vehicle, on US Route 301 near Pierce Road, in Waldorf, when he observed a silver Buick Regal with the operator not restrained by their seatbelt. Tpr. Lee...
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Bryan’s Road Man Charged with Resisting Arrest, DUI, DWI, Suspended License and More

Bryan’s Road Man Charged with Resisting Arrest, DUI, DWI, Suspended License and More

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Trooper German from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack was on patrol in his unmarked MSP Patrol Vehicle, on MD Route 228 in the area of Bunker Hill Road, in Waldorf. Tpr. German observed a blue Cadillac Deville with a registration violation. While following...
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UPDATE: Names Released of Two Boaters who Died in Potomac River Boating Accident

UPDATE: Names Released of Two Boaters who Died in Potomac River Boating Accident

UPDATE 4/16/2018: The Maryland Natural Resources Police have released the names of the two victims in yesterday’s boating accident. Fermin Alvarado- age 45 Matias Alvarado-Arrue- age 31 They were brothers from Woodbridge, VA. Their bodies have been taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore for autopsies. 4/15/2018: On Sunday, April 15, 2018, at...
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Waldorf Man Arrested for Home Invasion, Breaking and Entering, Assault and Robbery

Waldorf Man Arrested for Home Invasion, Breaking and Entering, Assault and Robbery

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, at approximately 4:15 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Oak Manor Drive in Waldorf for the report of a home invasion. Investigation showed the victim’s ex-boyfriend broke into her residence, assaulted her, stole her cell phone and fled. A warrant was obtained...
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Police Arrest Wanted Drug Dealer and Recover $20,000 Worth of Heroin/Fentanyl and Stolen Handgun

Police Arrest Wanted Drug Dealer and Recover $20,000 Worth of Heroin/Fentanyl and Stolen Handgun

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, at approximately 10:25 a.m., Deputy J. Sapienza, of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling the area of Route 301 in the area of Route 5, in Waldorf, when he observed a newer model black Audi passenger car stopped in the center Northbound lane of Route 301. The deputy...
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Prince Frederick Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

Prince Frederick Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

On Monday, April 2, 2018 Deputy Mohler of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Dorsey Road in Prince Frederick near the back entrance of Calvert High School. He made contact with the occupants and detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage as well as the faint odor of raw marijuana...
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Prince Frederick Woman Arrested for Shoplifting and Trespassing at Joann Fabric & Crafts

Prince Frederick Woman Arrested for Shoplifting and Trespassing at Joann Fabric & Crafts

On Friday, April 6, 2018 Deputy Parks of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a theft in progress at Joann Fabric & Crafts in Prince Frederick. Deputy Parks was advised the suspect was at the cash register, who he recognized as Belinda Jean Windsor, 59, of Prince Frederick, from prior contact with her. Windsor...
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WANTED Sex Offender – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

WANTED Sex Offender – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Paul Daniel Panholzer, age 34, of no fixed address, is currently wanted for a violation involving his sex offender registry status. Panholzer is a Tier III registered sex offender, which means he is a lifetime registrant. Panholzer has brown hair, brown eyes, and is 6’1” in height and weighs 180 lbs. Anyone with information...
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WARNING – Graphic Content: Police Arrest La Plata Woman for Prostitution and Assault

WARNING – Graphic Content: Police Arrest La Plata Woman for Prostitution and Assault

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at approximately 2:00 p.m., police officers from the La Plata Police Department responded to the Deluxe Inn, in La Plata for the report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival, police observed a white female and black male separated and yelling back and forth, police approached the male, who...
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Pastor Charged with Indecent Exposure After Being Caught on Video Masturbating in Front of 12 Teen Girls

Pastor Charged with Indecent Exposure After Being Caught on Video Masturbating in Front of 12 Teen Girls

On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were investigating a report of indecent exposure involving a white male driving a black Honda Civic. The twelve victims, ages 15 to 17 were students of St. Charles High School and were on a school bus traveling in St. Mary’s County...
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Lusby Woman Arrested for Possession of Crack After Traffic Stop

Lusby Woman Arrested for Possession of Crack After Traffic Stop

On Monday, April 2, 2018 Deputy Gott of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office observed a black Ford pick-up truck with its lights off parked in the roadway on River View Drive, in Lusby. Police made contact with the driver and the front seat passenger, later identified as Jessica Ann Dennis, 19, of Lusby. The...
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Southern Maryland Doctor Indicted For Health Care Fraud And Identity Theft

Southern Maryland Doctor Indicted For Health Care Fraud And Identity Theft

UPDATE: Sampson Sarpong is not a member of the Washington Adventist Hospital Medical Staff and has not been for 20 years. 4/10/2018: A federal grand jury has indicted Sampson Sarpong, age 61, of Bowie, on Monday, April 9, 2018, on charges related to a scheme to defraud health care benefit programs and aggravated identity theft....
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Bill Would Provide Internet Users in Md. With Privacy Protection and Net Neutrality

Bill Would Provide Internet Users in Md. With Privacy Protection and Net Neutrality

Maryland may soon join other states that are putting consumer protections in place to allow residents to determine which personal data Internet service providers may use, while ensuring they’re treated equally regardless of how they use the Internet. A bill sponsored by Del. Bill Frick, D-Montgomery, scheduled for a final House vote this week...
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UPDATE – EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Child PLaying with Lighter to Blame for Lexington Park Fire

UPDATE – EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Child PLaying with Lighter to Blame for Lexington Park Fire

UPDATE 4/10/2018 @ 2:00 p.m.: The Office of the State Fire Marshal determined the cause of the fire that started in the interior of the garage was accidental, and started by a child playing with a lighter. The total cost of damage to the structure and contents was estimated at $20,000. Smoke alarms were present and...
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