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UPDATE: Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Fire Department Vehicle in Leonardtown Sends One to Trauma Center

UPDATE: Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Fire Department Vehicle in Leonardtown Sends One to Trauma Center

Update at 6:20 p.m., audio and photos of incident have been added. On Friday, May 7, 2021, at approximately 2:02 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of St. Andrew’s Church Road and Fairgrounds Road in Leonardtown, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious, involving a fire department vehicle and one...
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UPDATE: 18-Year-Old Convicted in Murder of 17-Year-Old in Bryans Road, Sentencing Set for August 31, 2021

UPDATE: 18-Year-Old Convicted in Murder of 17-Year-Old in Bryans Road, Sentencing Set for August 31, 2021

UPDATE 5/7/2021: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Thursday, May 6, 2021, a Charles County jury, after a 9-day trial and less than a day of deliberation, convicted Darryl Edward Freeman, 18, of the First-Degree Felony Murder and Armed Robbery of Bradley Brown, as well as related charges. On February...
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VIDEO: Calvert County Public Schools Announce Teacher of the Year and Educational Support Professional of the Year, and Give Both a New Car!

VIDEO: Calvert County Public Schools Announce Teacher of the Year and Educational Support Professional of the Year, and Give Both a New Car!

Congratulations to Jennifer Rachic, Calvert County Public Schools Teacher of the Year, and James Johnson, Educational Support Professional of the Year. The winners were announced during live- streamed surprise visits to each school. Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, said, “Mrs. Rachic and Mr. Johnson are outstanding examples of the fine teachers and support staff...
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Arrest Video: Impaired Driver Arrested After Crashing Truck in Great Mills and Fleeing on Foot

Arrest Video: Impaired Driver Arrested After Crashing Truck in Great Mills and Fleeing on Foot

On Thursday, May 6, 2021, at approximately 1:50 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Clipper Drive and Chancellors Run Road in Great Mills, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one vehicle overturned and one subject trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle on...
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Police Investigating Male Shot Multiple Times in Lexington Park

Police Investigating Male Shot Multiple Times in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at approximately 9:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Flower Drive and Missouri Avenue in Lexington Park, for the reported shooting. Crews arrived on the scene to find an unknown aged male with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. Emergency medical personnel transported the patient to...
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UPDATE: State Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision in La Plata That Killed Two Southern Maryland Women

UPDATE: State Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision in La Plata That Killed Two Southern Maryland Women

UPDATE 5/5/2021 @ 10:15 p.m.:  Maryland State Police are continuing an investigation into a traffic crash in Charles County that killed two people. The first deceased is identified as Cynthia H. Froehlich, 64, of White Plains, Md. She was the driver and only occupant of a 2016 Toyota Camry. The second deceased is identified...
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Calvert County Democratic Committee Condemns Obscene Billboard in Huntingtown, Calls for Immediate Removal

Calvert County Democratic Committee Condemns Obscene Billboard in Huntingtown, Calls for Immediate Removal

On Monday, Calvert County Democratic Central Committee Chair Jeanette Flaim condemned the latest billboard erected at the intersection of MD 4 and Bowie Shop Road in Huntingtown of Calvert County, MD. “The obscene imagery and language displayed on this latest sign is deeply disturbing” said Flaim. The billboard displays caricature-like images of President Biden...
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VIDEO: Police Recover Stolen Vehicle and Make Two Arrests in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Police Recover Stolen Vehicle and Make Two Arrests in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at approximately 9:40 a.m., the St. Mary’s County Emergency Communications Center alerted Officers to lookout for a stolen maroon 2016 Kia Sedona mini-van that was last seen in the area of Chancellors Run Road and Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. The owner of the vehicle called 911 to...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Hollywood Collision That Killed 75-Year-Old Hollywood Man

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Hollywood Collision That Killed 75-Year-Old Hollywood Man

UPDATE 5/5/2021:On Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 2:25 pm, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the report of a single vehicle collision into a tree on northbound Hollywood Road near FWD Drive in Hollywood. Upon arrival, police observed a red 1989 Chevrolet S-10 into a tree with a single occupant. The driver...
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VIDEO: Suspected Impaired Driver Arrested After Striking Utility Pole in Hollywood, No Injuries Reported

VIDEO: Suspected Impaired Driver Arrested After Striking Utility Pole in Hollywood, No Injuries Reported

On Monday, May 3, 2021, at approximately 1:10 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 23845 Mill Pond Road in Hollywood, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a Scion XB into a utility pole with the single occupant reporting no injuries....
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New School-Based Health Centers in St. Mary’s County Recognized by State Commission and Awarded $650,000 Grant to Address Health Equity

New School-Based Health Centers in St. Mary’s County Recognized by State Commission and Awarded $650,000 Grant to Address Health Equity

The St. Mary’s County Equity Task Force is pleased to announce official state recognition of the two new school-based health centers (SBHCs) in the county, as well as a $650,000 grant awarded to the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) to support clinical service delivery at the SBHCs. Following a review of operational plans...
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No Injuries Reported After Forklift Fire at BJ’s Wholesale Club in California

No Injuries Reported After Forklift Fire at BJ’s Wholesale Club in California

On Monday, May 3, 2021, at approximately 12:48 p.m., firefighters from Bay District were alerted to the BJ’s Wholesale Club located at 44950 Worth Lane in California, for the reported commercial fire alarm. The assignment was upgraded to a commercial structure fire approximately two minutes later, after dispatchers received 911 calls from employees stating...
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Charges Pending After Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Prince George’s County, Maryland State Police Investigating

Charges Pending After Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Prince George’s County, Maryland State Police Investigating

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash in which one person died and another was injured early Saturday morning in Prince George’s County. On Saturday, May 1, 2021, at approximately 3:35 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack responded to the outerloop of I-495 at Kenilworth Road for a...
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AUDIO: Father and Daughter Dead After Drowning in Waldorf, Third Victim in Critical Condition

AUDIO: Father and Daughter Dead After Drowning in Waldorf, Third Victim in Critical Condition

UPDATE 5/2/2021: On May 1, 2021 at 5:58 p.m., Charles County Emergency Services (911) received calls regarding multiple drowning victims in a pool at a residence in the 1200 block of Jefferson Lane in Waldorf. A Fire Unit from Station 3 in Waldorf with four personnel were the first to arrive on the scene....
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Five Former Volunteer Firefighters Indicted by Prince George’s County Grand Jury in Multiple Arsons of Vacant Structures

Five Former Volunteer Firefighters Indicted by Prince George’s County Grand Jury in Multiple Arsons of Vacant Structures

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, five former volunteer firefighters of the West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department were indicted by a grand jury on various arson, conspiracy, and/or misconduct in office charges for allegedly participating with four intentionally-set fires of vacant structures in Prince George’s County in late 2019 and early 2020. The indictments...
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Bay District Conducting Training Burn on Sunday, May 2, 2021

Bay District Conducting Training Burn on Sunday, May 2, 2021

On Sunday, May 2, 2021, the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department along with visiting departments will be conducting a training burn on a residence located at Point Lookout Road and Cullison Lane in Lexington Park. Firefighters will be conducting training scenarios in the residence that was donated to the department, and will be operating...
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Police Seeking Identity of Suspect Who Stole Cash from Register at California Holiday Inn Express

Police Seeking Identity of Suspect Who Stole Cash from Register at California Holiday Inn Express

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person shown in a theft investigation. On Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 8:23 p.m., the suspect, who was not a registered guest, stole cash from the drawers at the front desk while unattended at the Holiday Inn Express on Abell House Lane...
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Governor Hogan Lifts Outdoor Mask Mandate, and Ends Restrictions on Outdoor Dining Beginning Saturday, May 1, 2021

Governor Hogan Lifts Outdoor Mask Mandate, and Ends Restrictions on Outdoor Dining Beginning Saturday, May 1, 2021

With consistent improvements in key statewide health metrics and a fast pace of vaccinations, Governor Larry Hogan lifted the outdoor mask mandate in Maryland and all restrictions for outdoor dining. The governor also announced that the state has entered a new phase of its vaccination campaign, moving to direct scheduling at mass vaccination sites...
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Pasadena Man Previously Convicted of Eight DUI’s Receives Maximum Sentence After Causing Serious Crash, Leaving Victim Permanently Disabled

Pasadena Man Previously Convicted of Eight DUI’s Receives Maximum Sentence After Causing Serious Crash, Leaving Victim Permanently Disabled

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced that Todd Allen Beeker, 58, of Pasadena was sentenced to 10 years prison in a non-fatal collision that left the victim, Mr. Bennett Kriewald, 29, permanently disabled. This charge runs consecutive to another 10 year sentence imposed in St. Mary’s County for Driving While Under...
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Two Charles County First Responders & the “Latham Family” Will be on Family Feud, May 4, 2021

Two Charles County First Responders & the “Latham Family” Will be on Family Feud, May 4, 2021

Justin Lucas posted on Facebook, the following information: This is your 1 week reminder! The Latham Family, Dean, Taylor, Justin, Donald and Jimmy from Indian Head Maryland will be on Family Feud next Tuesday night May 4th at 8:30 on WDCA!!! If you are not in the Washington DC area, go to www.familyfeud.com to...
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VIDEO: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Burglary of Lexington Park Papa John’s Pizza

VIDEO: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Burglary of Lexington Park Papa John’s Pizza

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person depicted in the attached video in a burglary investigation. On Friday, April 23, 2021 at 12:56 a.m., the suspect smashed the glass in the front door of the Papa John’s Pizza on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park and entered the...
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SMECO Opens New Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Charles County

SMECO Opens New Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Charles County

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) announced the opening of the first of its SMECO EV Recharge public charging stations for electric vehicles in Charles County. The station is located at Laurel Springs Regional Park on Radio Station Road in La Plata. Additional charging stations at White Plains Regional Park, the Charles County Department of...
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Calvert County Detectives Seeking Identity of Prescription Fraud Suspect

Calvert County Detectives Seeking Identity of Prescription Fraud Suspect

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a prescription fraud that occurred on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. The suspect pictured below entered the CVS Pharmacy, located at 10095 Ward Road in Dunkirk, MD and attempted to pass a fraudulent prescription. The suspect is described as a black male in his early to mid-20s,...
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UPDATE: Two Prince George’s County Correctional Officers Have Attempted Murder Charges Dropped After Assault in Waldorf

UPDATE: Two Prince George’s County Correctional Officers Have Attempted Murder Charges Dropped After Assault in Waldorf

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Friday, April 23, 2021 a Charles County Grand Jury indicted Tanesha Renea Williams for allegedly driving a vehicle into a Taco Bell located on Smallwood Drive in Waldorf on March 31, 2021. Tanesha Renea Williams, 25, of Waldorf, was charged with: • 5 counts...
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UPDATE: State Police Identify Trooper Involved in Shooting That Killed Teenager in Leonardtown

UPDATE: State Police Identify Trooper Involved in Shooting That Killed Teenager in Leonardtown

UPDATE 4/26/2021 @ 5:40 p.m.: Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators are continuing an investigation into a trooper involved shooting that occurred in Leonardtown on April 13, 2021. The involved trooper is identified as Trooper Joseph Azzari, who is assigned to the Leonardtown Barrack as a road patrol trooper. He has been a Maryland...
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