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One Injured After Propane Tank Fire in Lexington Park

On Thursday, January 23, 2020, at approximately 3:10 p.m., firefighters from Bay District and NAS Patuxent River responded to 46485 Sell Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported propane tank on fire threatening a residence. Crews arrived on the scene to find a small propane tank venting and on fire, with three occupants in...
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Two Adults and Five Pets Displaced After Single Vehicle Strikes House and Unoccupied Vehicle in Lexington Park

On Sunday, January  26, 2020 at approximately 2:20 a.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to 21598 Forest Park Road, and Long Lane in Lexington Park, for the reported serious motor vehicle accident involving a structure. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle in the front yard of a residence resting...
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St. Mary’s County Veteran Celebrates $20,200 Scratch-Off Win at ABC Liquors and Lounge in California

The Maryland Lottery’s 2020 Cash scratch-off blessed yet another person in the New Year with its top prize of $20,200. A California, Md. man went from chilling out with friends to becoming a big winner in the time it took to scratch off the game.. The St. Mary’s County resident, who called himself “Mr....
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Police Investigating Armed Robbery at My Express Pharmacy in White Plains

On Thursday, January 23, 2020, at approximately 5:00 p.m., police received 911 calls reporting three armed black males fleeing the My Express Care Pharmacy ar 4453 Crain Highway in White Plains. Dispatchers continued to relay information to officers as they received multiple 911 callers reporting the three males that were armed with handguns and...
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Charles County Woman Scratches for $50,000 Super Cash Prize

It wasn’t her first time winning a big Maryland Lottery prize, so “Purple Magic” knew what to expect when she arrived at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. And, while the Indian Head resident isn’t sure what she’ll do with the $50,000 top prize she won on a $5 Super Ca$h scratch-off, she is planning to...
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Grand Jury Indicts Former Police Officer of Rape and Exposing/Attempting to Expose Victim to HIV

On Tuesday, a Prince George’s County grand jury indicted Martique Vanderpool on a list of charges to include rape and exposing/attempting to expose the victim to HIV. In December of 2019, the PGPD arrested the former officer with the Fairmount Heights Police Department for raping a citizen after a traffic stop, prior to his...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Three for Home Invasion in Hollywood

Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Three for Home Invasion in Hollywood

On January 16, 2020, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) responded to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown for the reported assault. A preliminary investigation determined three masked individuals forced entry into the 20-year-old male victim’s residence located in the 24400 block of Morgan Road in Hollywood, between the hours of 6-7 a.m....
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State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Mechanicsville

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 1:30 p.m., firefighters from Charles County, Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Leonardtown and Seventh District responded to 27200 Thompson Corner Road and Hard Bargain Lane in Mechanicsville, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single story residence with fire showing from the roof and...
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UPDATE: Critical Missing Person Has Been Located Safe and Unharmed

UPDATE: LOCATED SAFE AND UNHARMED: John Stacey,81, was just located by officers in a wooded area about a quarter mile from his home in Nanjemoy. Thanks to everyone who helped and offered to help. 1/21/20: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their search for John Stacey, 81, who was reported missing last night....
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UPDATE: Chopticon Student to Remain in Jail After Bringing Loaded Handgun to Basketball Game at Leonardtown High

UPDATE: Chopticon Student to Remain in Jail After Bringing Loaded Handgun to Basketball Game at Leonardtown High

Update 1/22/2019: Samuel “Sammy” Tony Bryant, 17, of Mechanicsville, the 17-year-old Chopticon Student who was arrested after bringing a loaded gun to Leonardtown High School on January 17, 2020 appeared in District Court in St. Mary’s County on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, for a bond hearing. At the hearing Bryant learned he will remain...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Reports of White Van with “Calvert Wellness” Decals

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Reports of White Van with “Calvert Wellness” Decals

On January 15th, 2020, The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint that two white males in their mid 30’s, operating an older white van with “Calvert Wellness” decals on the side was attempting to call high school aged girls over to their van while they were getting off of the school bus in...
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One Transported to Trauma Center After Four Vehicle Crash in California

On Monday, January 20, 2020, at approximately 2:40 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Patuxent Beach Road and South Patuxent Beach Road in California, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious, with one subject trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find three vehicles off the roadway, and one...
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Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Kitchen Fire in Lexington Park

Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Kitchen Fire in Lexington Park

On Sunday, January 19, 2020, at approximately 12:20 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, and Ridge responded to Silver Slate Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported house fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two-story residence with smoke showing. Firefighters immediately entered the residence and found an active kitchen...
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22-Year-Old Calvert Man Sentenced to 36-Month Prison Term After Causing Fatal Car Crash in North West Washington D.C.

Tyler S. Hurley, 22, of Port Republic, Maryland, was sentenced yesterday to a prison term of 36 months (3 years) for Voluntary Manslaughter, stemming from a traffic collision where he ran a red light and collided with another vehicle, killing the driver, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Gregory Monahan, Acting Chief of...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Man for Burglaries and a Motor Vehicle Theft

In January of 2020, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office investigated several burglaries and a motor vehicle theft in the Mechanicsville area. On January 14, 2020, Deputy Hersh observed the stolen vehicle operating on Budds Creek Road in Mechanicsville. Dep. Hersh conducted a felony traffic stop on the vehicle and identified the operator to...
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UPDATE: Probation Violation Sends Lexington Park Woman Back to Jail for 18 Months

UPDATE: Probation Violation Sends Lexington Park Woman Back to Jail for 18 Months

Calvert County Circuit Court Judge Mark Chandlee, sentenced Lindsay Leanne Canter, 34, of California to 18 months for violating her probation. Canter is currently incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center Canter violated her probation in September of 2019, when she went out to several bars drinking with friends to celebrate her 34th birthday....
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UPDATE: Drunk Driver that Killed 3-Month-Old in Waldorf Sentenced to 10 Years in Jail

UPDATE: Drunk Driver that Killed 3-Month-Old in Waldorf Sentenced to 10 Years in Jail

UPDATE: Michael Maurice Ford, 50, of Columbia, was sentenced to 10 years in jail for the Grossly Negligent Manslaughter of infant Ethan Ruefly, Negligent Homicide by Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, and related charges. 10/7/2019: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on October 7, 2019, a Charles County jury,...
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D.C. Man Arrested After Traffic Stop in Calvert County Yields Over 40 Grams of Drugs

D.C. Man Arrested After Traffic Stop in Calvert County Yields Over 40 Grams of Drugs

On Monday, January 6, 2020, Deputy Aranda conducted a traffic stop at Stoakley Road and Solomons Island Road North in Prince Frederick Upon making contact with the occupants, Deputy Aranda detected the odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the vehicle. The passenger, Lejeevan Ryan Toudle, 35, advised there was a small amount of marijuana...
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UPDATE: Suspect Who Robbed Victim of his Puppy at Gunpoint in Custody

UPDATE: Suspect Who Robbed Victim of his Puppy at Gunpoint in Custody

UPDATE 1/14/2020: Detectives identified and charged a woman who robbed a victim of his puppy at gunpoint in December in Landover. She is 26-year-old Juanel Huff of the 2600 block of Bowen Street SE in Washington D.C. She is in custody in the District. On December 30, 2019, Huff and an accomplice robbed the victim...
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Charles County Detectives Arrest Two Juveniles After Armed Robbery in White Plains

Officers Identify and Arrest Two Suspects in Armed Robbery Case: On January 10, detectives arrested a 17-year-old male and a 16-year-old male, both of Charles County, in connection with a robbery of an acquaintance that occurred on January 8 in the area of Continental Drive and Sierra Lane in White Plains. During the robbery,...
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Waldorf Woman Charged After Attempted Theft, Assaulting Two Police Officers

Woman Charged with Theft and Assaulting Two Police Officers: On January 10, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., officers responded to a drug store in the area of High Street in Waldorf, for the report of a theft in progress. When officers arrived, they observed the suspect on a nearby street. As officers attempted to take...
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Two Dogs Perish After Camper Fire in Ridge

On Saturday, January 11, 2020, at approximately 2:25 p.m., firefighters from Ridge, Bay District and NAS Webster Field responded to 16464 Three Notch Road in Ridge, for the reported trailer on fire. Prior to the arrival of firefighters, dispatch advised they received multiple calls advising the trailer was on fire, with multiple dogs trapped...
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Narcotics Investigation Leads to Child Abuse Charges for Mechanicsville Woman

Narcotics Investigation Leads to Child Abuse Charges for Mechanicsville Woman

On December 17, 2019, members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division began an investigation into the death of a 25-year-old male from Charlotte Hall. During the investigation information was obtained the decedent had been at a residence in the 28800 block of Trent Hall Road in Mechanicsville prior to his...
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Runaway Horse and Buggy Struck in Mechanicsville, No Injuries Reported

Runaway Horse and Buggy Struck in Mechanicsville, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE: It was determined that that a runaway horse and buggy was unoccupied by a person when it entered the roadway and was struck by a van after entering the lane the van was traveling in. The horse was pronounced deceased at the scene. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is handling the accident....
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Calvert County Animal Control Seeks Information in Animal Cruelty Case Where Chocolate Labrador Retriever was Killed

Calvert County Animal Control is seeking information related to a possible case of animal cruelty. The Friends of the Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. On Dec. 16, 2019, Animal Control officers responded to the...
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