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Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in St. Leonard That Killed 42-Year-Old Dunkirk Man

Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in St. Leonard That Killed 42-Year-Old Dunkirk Man

UPDATE 7/4 2022 @ 9:30 am: On July 3, 2022, at 9:41 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to northbound MD Route 4 near the intersection with MD Route 765 (South entrance to St. Leonard Road), in St. Leonard, for a report of a serious...
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Vehicle Thefts Continue To Decline In Maryland, Police Continue Work to Reduce Rates Further

Vehicle Thefts Continue To Decline In Maryland, Police Continue Work to Reduce Rates Further

The number of vehicle thefts in Maryland declined for the fourth straight year in 2020. However, work continues by the Maryland State Police, allied law enforcement agencies and the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council to reduce those rates even further in upcoming years. This come as July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month. In...
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Two Flown to Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

Two Flown to Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

On Sunday, July 3, 2022, at approximately 8:12 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Loveville Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. As fire and rescue personnel responded to the scene, dispatchers advised they were receiving multiple 911 calls reporting entrapment...
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Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Port Tobacco

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Port Tobacco

On Saturday, July 2, 2022, at approximately 6:20 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Poorhouse Road and Glasgow Lane in Port Tobacco, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with fire and entrapment. Dispatchers advised they received multiple 911 calls reporting a vehicle on fire with subjects trapped. Crews...
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Two Men Arrested for Shooting of Lexington Park Man

Two Men Arrested for Shooting of Lexington Park Man

UPDATE 7/2/2022: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division has arrested and charged two men with numerous firearms offenses stemming from a shooting that occurred on June 24, 2022 in Lexington Park. Arrested and charged were Daitoine Vincent Payne, age 21, and Joshua Alexander Mason, age 38 both of Lexington Park, in...
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This Fourth of July, Stay Sober or ‘Be the Make a Plan Driver’ to Protect Yourself and Others on Maryland’s Roadways

This Fourth of July, Stay Sober or ‘Be the Make a Plan Driver’ to Protect Yourself and Others on Maryland’s Roadways

As Marylanders prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) and law enforcement officials are reminding motorists to stay safe and help protect others by designating a sober ride home. At an event Wednesday at the Maryland State Police (MSP) barrack in Howard County,...
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Three Transported to Trauma Centers After Single Vehicle Rollover in Avenue

Three Transported to Trauma Centers After Single Vehicle Rollover in Avenue

On Thursday, June 30, 2022, at approximately 8:30 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Oakley Road and Gilberts Lane in Avenue, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with three subjects trapped. Crews arrived on the scene and found a van on its side with all three occupants trapped. 10...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Burglary and Property Destruction in Waldorf, Over $30,000.00 in Damage and Stolen Property

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Burglary and Property Destruction in Waldorf, Over $30,000.00 in Damage and Stolen Property

On Monday, June 27, 2022, at approximately 1:31 p.m., officers responded to the 10900 block of Sam’s Place in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. Upon arrival, officers learned that the victim returned home to find his residence had been broken in to and vandalized. Walls, furniture, cabinets, fixtures, and personal items were...
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Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Brings Home the Chief A. Marvin Gibbons Award from the MSFA 130th Annual Convention and Parade

Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Brings Home the Chief A. Marvin Gibbons Award from the MSFA 130th Annual Convention and Parade

On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, after two (2) months of prepping the apparatus and aligning personnel to attend, sixty (60) Mechanicsville Volunteers and their families loaded up on the apparatus and made the three hour drive to Ocean City, Maryland. The department participated in the 130th Annual Maryland State Firemen’s Association Parade. Once arriving...
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UPDATE: Former Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Guilty to Driving While Impaired After Crashing Police Cruiser

UPDATE: Former Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Guilty to Driving While Impaired After Crashing Police Cruiser

UPDATE 6/24/2022: Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announces that on June 21, 2022, Jermaine Parvell Mason, 40, of Prince Frederick, entered a guilty plea for the charge of driving while impaired by alcohol as a subsequent offender. The plea was entered before visiting Judge Robert C. Wilcox of the District Court of Maryland....
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Charles County Officers Locate and Arrest Two Suspects After Home Invasion, Assault and Armed Robbery in Bryantown

Charles County Officers Locate and Arrest Two Suspects After Home Invasion, Assault and Armed Robbery in Bryantown

On Friday, June 24, 2022, at approximately 5:05 a.m., officers responded to the 5600 block of Ted Bowling Road in Bryantown for the report of a home invasion. An initial investigation revealed two men forced entry into the residence. Once inside, they threatened the victims with a handgun and demanded cash. The men then...
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UPDATE: Brandywine Man Found Guilty of Murdering Man Near His Parents; Attempted First-Degree Murder of Bystanders 

UPDATE: Brandywine Man Found Guilty of Murdering Man Near His Parents; Attempted First-Degree Murder of Bystanders 

UPDATE 6/20/2022: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Monday, June 13, 2022, a Charles County jury, after a 6-day trial, convicted Richard Eugene Middleton, Jr., 39, of the First-Degree Murder of Kwasi Louard-Clarke, the Attempted First-Degree Murder of Montreal Wade and Tyrone Coleman, Home Invasion, and related charges. On June...
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Police Investigating Single Motorcycle Collision in Prince Frederick, One Transported to Hospital with Serious Injuries

Police Investigating Single Motorcycle Collision in Prince Frederick, One Transported to Hospital with Serious Injuries

On Monday, June 27, 2022, at approximately 1:10 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Sixes Road and Pasture Place in Prince Frederick, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle with the operator trapped underneath a guardrail. Fire and rescue personnel from Charles, and Calvert County responded to...
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VIDEO: La Plata Police Department Investigating Viral Video Showing Officers at Car Wash

VIDEO: La Plata Police Department Investigating Viral Video Showing Officers at Car Wash

The La Plata Police Department released the following statement on Monday, June 27, 2022, following a video showing multiple deputies at a car wash in La Plata. “The La Plata Police Department is examining the facts of a June 26, 2022 video posted on social media at a La Plata car wash which allegedly...
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Prince George’s County Police Mourn Loss of Corporal Terry Middleton, a 16-Year PG Veteran

Prince George’s County Police Mourn Loss of Corporal Terry Middleton, a 16-Year PG Veteran

The Prince George’s County Police family is mourning the death of Corporal Terry Middleton. Corporal Middleton passed away late last week at his home. He was off-duty at the time. Corporal Middleton was a 16-year veteran of the agency and was currently assigned to the Bureau of Patrol, Division II Bowie Station. Corporal Middleton...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Pilots License Plate Reading Cameras To Solve Crime

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Pilots License Plate Reading Cameras To Solve Crime

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has announced that they will be installing automated license plate reading (ALPR) cameras in strategic areas around the county to solve and prevent crime. The cameras are built by Flock Safety, a public safety technology company that helps neighborhoods, communities, and law enforcement work together to fight crime. Flock...
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Police Investigating Attempted Arson in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

Police Investigating Attempted Arson in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

On Sunday, June 26, 2022, at approximately 1:25 a.m., police and firefighters responded to the 21500 block of Forest Run Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported outside fire. The 911 caller reported someone threw a firebomb at the residence. Firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded and located a small fire near...
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Waldorf Man Arrested After Setting His Sisters House On Fire and Stealing Neighbors Vehicle

Waldorf Man Arrested After Setting His Sisters House On Fire and Stealing Neighbors Vehicle

A Waldorf man was arrested yesterday evening for setting his sister’s house on fire after he made an earlier threat to do so and stole a vehicle in hopes of getting away. Just before 10:00 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s deputies requested the Office of the State Fire Marshal to investigate a fire in the...
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FDA Denies Authorization to Market JUUL Products, Orders All Currently Marketed JUUL Products Must Be Removed from the US Market

FDA Denies Authorization to Market JUUL Products, Orders All Currently Marketed JUUL Products Must Be Removed from the US Market

6/23/2022: Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) to JUUL Labs Inc. for all of their products currently marketed in the United States. As a result, the company must stop selling and distributing these products. In addition, those currently on the U.S. market must be removed, or risk enforcement...
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Governor Hogan Calls on Congress, Comptroller, and General Assembly to Take Action on Gas Tax

Governor Hogan Calls on Congress, Comptroller, and General Assembly to Take Action on Gas Tax

Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement regarding gas tax relief: “Nearly 100 days ago, Maryland became the first state in the nation to suspend the gas tax, and we proved that it can be done successfully to lower prices for working Americans. We have also been calling on President Biden to take...
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Police in Charles County Recover Loaded Firearm at DUI Checkpoint

Police in Charles County Recover Loaded Firearm at DUI Checkpoint

On June 17, 2022, members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit and Patrol Operations, along with Maryland State Police, Maryland Transportation Authority, and the Maryland State Highway Administration conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Leonardtown Road in the area of Renner Road. The checkpoint is part of the CCSO’s commitment to safer...
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Maryland Natural Resources Police Issue Over 100 Charges to St. Mary’s County Seafood Workers at Nelson Seafood

Maryland Natural Resources Police Issue Over 100 Charges to St. Mary’s County Seafood Workers at Nelson Seafood

The Maryland Natural Resources Police received information about alleged illegal activity at Nelson Seafood in Hollywood; officers conducted surveillance and investigated the establishment throughout March of 2022. Officers observed three individuals participating in illegal commercial oystering-related activities, including selling and harvesting while on suspended and revoked licenses. Additionally, officers reported observing false tagging information,...
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Great Mills Drug Dealer Arrested After Armed Robbery in Lexington Park

Great Mills Drug Dealer Arrested After Armed Robbery in Lexington Park

On Monday, June 13, 2022, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21200 block of Mayfaire Lane in Lexington Park, for the reported robbery. The victim advised she met the suspect in the parking lot and got into his vehicle to purchase Marijuana, and stated she has bought from the...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Reminds Summer Waterway Users Should Be Alert for Marine Wildlife

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Reminds Summer Waterway Users Should Be Alert for Marine Wildlife

As summer approaches, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources would like to remind people that marine wildlife — dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, whales, and others – are making their seasonal return to the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries, as well as the Atlantic Ocean and coastal bays. Anyone who has seen either a...
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Flutter of Excitement as J.C. Parks Elementary School Opens Bird and Butterfly Garden!

Flutter of Excitement as J.C. Parks Elementary School Opens Bird and Butterfly Garden!

It was years in the making and will take a while to bloom but the bird and butterfly garden at J.C. Parks Elementary School was officially opened Monday, June 13, 2022. Situated at the front of the school, the garden was dedicated to Deanna Wheeler, the school’s science teacher who was instrumental in making...
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