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North Carolina Man Stopped by Maryland Transportation Authority Police Found with Loaded Stolen Handgun

North Carolina Man Stopped by Maryland Transportation Authority Police Found with Loaded Stolen Handgun

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at approximately 4:55 p.m., Officer Philius of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department was in a marked patrol vehicle, on US Route 301 observing traffic, when they observed the driver of a white Hyundai Sonata following the vehicle closer than reasonable and prudent. The officer initiated a traffic stop...
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Husband and Wife Arrested for Armed Robbery in Lexington Park

Husband and Wife Arrested for Armed Robbery in Lexington Park

On February 20, 2019, at approximately 11:40 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21800 block of North Shangri La Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported robbery. Investigation determined the female victim exited a business and was confronted by a female, later identified as Samantha Ann Somerville, 30...
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Wanted for Escape by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – James Mark Kimble

Wanted for Escape by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – James Mark Kimble

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of James Mark Kimble, 33 of California, Maryland. Kimble was on pretrial release for the charge of burglary, and removed his GPS tracking device. Kimble is 6’4” in height and weighs 175 pounds; he has brown hair and brown eyes. Kimble is currently wanted...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter After Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Leonardtown

UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter After Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Leonardtown

UPDATE 2/20/2019:  Roberto Mejia-Lopez, 36, of Lexington Park, was charged with vehicular manslaughter. A preliminary investigation determined a 2006 Toyota Tacoma, operated by Roberto Mejia-Lopez, age 36, of Lexington Park, was traveling east on Budds Creek Road when Mejia-Lopez failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Budds Creek Road, and...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Make Quick Arrest in Armed Robbery of Donut Connection in Lexington Park

Police in St. Mary’s County Make Quick Arrest in Armed Robbery of Donut Connection in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Anthony Martise Barnes, 38 of no fixed address, has been arrested and charged with Armed Robbery, Robbery and Theft: $100-$1,500. Anyone with further information on this case may call Det. Cpl. Hulse. 2/16/2019: On February 16, 2019, deputies of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Donut Connection at 21801 North...
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59-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

59-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal collision in Accokeek late Monday night. The victim is 59-year-old Juan Menedez Castillo of Altenburg Court in Waldorf. On Monday, February 18, 2019, at approximately 9:55 p.m., patrol officers were called to the area of Indian Head Highway and...
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UPDATE: A Sixth Person Has Died As a Result of a Traffic Crash In Prince George’s County

UPDATE: A Sixth Person Has Died As a Result of a Traffic Crash In Prince George’s County

2/18/2019: A sixth person has died as a result of a single vehicle crash that occurred earlier this month in Prince George’s County. The sixth victim is identified as Cornell D. Simon, 23, of Oxon Hill, Md. Maryland State Police Crash Team investigators were notified that Simon succumbed to his injuries on February 15,...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Two to four inches of snow expected to overspread the area early Wednesday morning and mix and change to freezing rain and sleet during the late morning hours on Wednesday. Precipitation will change to plain rain...
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VIDEO: Convicted Lexington Park Felon Found with Loaded Stolen Handgun After Crashing Car

VIDEO: Convicted Lexington Park Felon Found with Loaded Stolen Handgun After Crashing Car

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, at approximately 1:50 a.m., Deputy T. Westphal, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office observed a silver Chevrolet Malibu traveling at an extremely high rate of speed southbound on Three Notch Road in the area of Great Mills Road. The deputy attempted to follow the vehicle and paced the vehicle at...
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UPDATE: Firefighters from Four Companies Respond to Single Vehicle Crash in California

UPDATE: Firefighters from Four Companies Respond to Single Vehicle Crash in California

UPDATE 2/18/19 @ 3:45 p.m.: On February 18, 2019, at approximately 4:46 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a single vehicle collision in the 22800 block of Three Notch Road, in the area of Miramar Way, in California, Maryland. Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle, with the...
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Rockfish Population in Trouble, New Study Finds; Catch Limits Likely

Rockfish Population in Trouble, New Study Finds; Catch Limits Likely

Striped bass or rockfish, one of the most prized species in the Chesapeake Bay and along the Atlantic Coast, are being overfished according to a new assessment of the stock’s health — a finding that will likely trigger catch reductions for a species long touted as a fisheries management success. The bleak preliminary findings...
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MSP Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for January 2019 is TFC Marcus Manning

MSP Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for January 2019 is TFC Marcus Manning

Please join us as we congratulate Trooper First Class Marcus Manning as the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for January 2019. Trooper First Class Manning demonstrates a high level of professionalism in his job as a Trooper. He continuously applies himself and is consistently conscientious in the performance of his...
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Judges Rule Charles County School System Did Not Violate Student’s Rights

Judges Rule Charles County School System Did Not Violate Student’s Rights

A Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled this week that La Plata High School and its administrators did not violate a student’s First Amendment rights during a world history class that included lessons about Islam. In the fall of 2014, the family of Caleigh Wood, then a junior at La Plata, sued the...
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Calvert County Crime Report – 2/15/2019

Calvert County Crime Report – 2/15/2019

The following is a sample of recent arrests, crimes, and investigations handled by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. On February 4th, 2019, Deputy Gott conducted a traffic stop in the area of Route 4 and Dowell Road in Lusby. The driver, identified as Ryan Ford Gallagher, 41, nervously handed Deputy Gott an open container...
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Police Investigating Death of Preteen in North Beach

Police Investigating Death of Preteen in North Beach

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Bedford Drive, in North Beach for the report of a shooting. On arrival, deputies found a subject suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was reported to be 11 or 12-years-old. Detectives responded and assumed the investigation. The preliminary...
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St. Inigoes Man Arrested Twice in 8 Hours for Drunk Driving

St. Inigoes Man Arrested Twice in 8 Hours for Drunk Driving

On Saturday, February 2, 2019, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Thurman Alexander Harmon, 68 of St. Inigoes, was arrested and charged with Driving Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se, and Driving Vehicle While Impaired by Alcohol by Trooper E. Ruggles of the Maryland State...
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Huntingtown Woman Arrested for Arson

Huntingtown Woman Arrested for Arson

Deputy State Fire Marshals have concluded an origin & cause investigation with the arrest of one adult female. The fire, which occurred at 281 Sun Park Lane, Huntingtown, was discovered the morning of February 9, 2019, while a breaking and entering investigation was being conducted by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. The fire had...
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The Office of the State Fire Marshal is Investigating Explosion at Mechanicsville Home

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is Investigating Explosion at Mechanicsville Home

On Monday, February 11, 2019, at approximately 9:20 p.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a one story, single family home on Shannon Court, in, Mechanicsville. Approximately 25 firefighters responded to the scene. A small fire was extinguished by the owner prior to the arrival of the fire department. All occupants and pets escaped...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police is continuing to investigate a fatal pedestrian-related crash that occurred Monday night in Prince George’s County. Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019, troopers from Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack responded to MD 202 at Campus Way in Upper Marlboro, on a report of a motor vehicle collision that...
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Saint Leonard Man Arrested for Drive-By Shooting in Lusby

Saint Leonard Man Arrested for Drive-By Shooting in Lusby

On February 10, 2019, at 12:51 a.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to San Mateo Trail, in Lusby, for a report of a drive-by shooting. Prior to police arriving on the scene, the Calvert Control Center advised police units, that James Walter Gross Jr., 27 of Saint Leonard, was the...
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Man and Woman Rescued from a Vehicle in Water in Hughesville

Man and Woman Rescued from a Vehicle in Water in Hughesville

On Monday, February 11, 2019, at approximately 11:15 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of the Hughesville Bypass on Leonardtown Road and Prince Frederick Road in Hughesville, for the reported motor vehicle accident with one vehicle in the water. Crews arrived on scene to find an SUV off the roadway...
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Two Park Villa Apartments Damaged After Early Morning Dryer Fire

Two Park Villa Apartments Damaged After Early Morning Dryer Fire

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, at approximately 2:30 a.m., firefighters from Bay District, Valley Lee, Hollywood, and NAS Patuxent River responded to 21288 Mayfaire Lane, at the Park Villas Apartments in Lexington Park, for the reported fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a 3-story apartment building with nothing evident from three sides of the...
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One Transported to an Area Trauma Center After Serious Crash in Lothian

One Transported to an Area Trauma Center After Serious Crash in Lothian

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, at approximately 12:17 p.m., Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department Squad 5 responded to Route 4, and Talbot Road, in Anne Arundel, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one trapped. Squad 5 arrived on location to find a single vehicle off the roadway, down an embankment and pinned against...
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UPDATE: 3-Month-Old Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Lexington Park Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: 3-Month-Old Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Lexington Park Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE 2/9/2019: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office reported that on February 9, 2019, the juvenile Emma Leigh Clarke, age 3 months, succumbed to the injuries sustained in the motor vehicle collision. The investigation is ongoing. UPDATE 2/8/2019: On February 7, 2019, at approximately 10:35 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded...
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Mother Arrested for Assaulting 9-Year-Old Daughter Twice in One Month

Mother Arrested for Assaulting 9-Year-Old Daughter Twice in One Month

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Deputy Muschette, from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on North Essex Drive, in Lexington Park, for the report of an assault to a child. The deputy made contact with the victim, a 9-year-old girl who had bruising to her face. The girl...
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