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Injured Bald Eagle Rescued in St. Mary’s County

Injured Bald Eagle Rescued in St. Mary’s County

On Wednesday, January 18, 2023, Gentle Hands Wildlife Services received multiple calls and messages about a downed Bald Eagle. Personnel arrived on scene to find the Eagle was removed from the roadway and was wrapped in a jacket being held by Jen Harvey. Along with her was another passer by Steve Robinson, and one...
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UPDATE: Piney Point Man Sentenced to 1-Year and 1 Day for Felony Charges for Actions During Capitol Breach

UPDATE: Piney Point Man Sentenced to 1-Year and 1 Day for Felony Charges for Actions During Capitol Breach

A Maryland man was sentenced today to 12 months and one day in prison for a felony charge related to his actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. His actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the...
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NAS Patuxent River Prepares for Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2023, Starting February 6th to 17th, 2023

NAS Patuxent River Prepares for Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2023, Starting February 6th to 17th, 2023

Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain (CSSC), the Navy’s annual anti-terrorism, force protection (ATFP) exercise, will be underway Navywide – and at NAS Patuxent River – Feb. 6-17, 2023. Conducted by U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), CSSC uses realistic drills and scenarios to enhance the readiness of...
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Governor Larry Hogan Farewell Address – Thank You, Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan Farewell Address – Thank You, Maryland

My fellow Marylanders: As my time as governor comes to an end, I am grateful to all of you⁠—the people of Maryland⁠—for your heartfelt support and, in times of personal challenges, for your countless prayers. The honor of serving as your governor is second only to the honor of being your fellow Marylander. I...
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Crisis Counseling Services Now Available at St. Mary’s County Health Hub

Crisis Counseling Services Now Available at St. Mary’s County Health Hub

The St. Mary’s County Health Department announces the launch of crisis evaluation and counseling services at the St. Mary’s County Health Hub, located at 21625 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Services are available Monday – Friday between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Health Hub provides the following crisis services to help individuals...
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Delivery Driver Found Shot to Death in Prince George’s County, Police Offering Reward for Information Leading to Arrest

Delivery Driver Found Shot to Death in Prince George’s County, Police Offering Reward for Information Leading to Arrest

The Homicide Unit is actively working to identify and arrest the suspect(s) who fatally shot a man Friday night in Temple Hills. The victim is 34-year-old Stephen Lee Green of Sykesville, MD. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. On Friday,...
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Charles County Man and Washington D.C. Man Charged with Capital Murder After Woman is Shot and Killed Near University of Alabama

Charles County Man and Washington D.C. Man Charged with Capital Murder After Woman is Shot and Killed Near University of Alabama

On Sunday morning, January 15, 2023, at approximately 1:45 a.m., the Tuscaloosa Police Department and the University of Alabama Police Department responded to the area of University Boulevard, for reported shooting. Police released the following information. The victims vehicle was shot at in the area of Grace Street and University Boulevard. The victim drove...
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Calvert and St. Mary’s County Police Execute Search Warrants and Recover Large Amount of Drugs and 15 Firearms

Calvert and St. Mary’s County Police Execute Search Warrants and Recover Large Amount of Drugs and 15 Firearms

On September 1, 2022, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit along with the agency’s Special Operations Team, St. Mary’s County Narcotics and Emergency Services Team executed multiple search warrants based on drug investigations conducted. A search in both jurisdictions took place with the targets during this investigation being identified as Devonte Sequan Claggett,...
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Grief Support Groups Available for Free – First Responders Save Woman Who Jumped from Thomas Johnson Bridge

Grief Support Groups Available for Free – First Responders Save Woman Who Jumped from Thomas Johnson Bridge

Please, if you or anyone you know is battling depression and are considering suicide, reach out to someone. You are not in this alone. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255 or text HELLO to 741741, which is the Crisis Text Line. Both services are free and available 24 hours a...
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Convicted Drug Dealer Arrested for Impersonating a Police Officer and Assault in Lusby – Police Find Loaded Gun

Convicted Drug Dealer Arrested for Impersonating a Police Officer and Assault in Lusby – Police Find Loaded Gun

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was contacted in regards to a Facebook post where the post accused  Eddie Jewett of impersonating a police officer. The victim and his father made a Facebook post based off an incident which occurred on November 18, 2022. The victim stated the incident occurred as he was traveling Southbound...
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California Man Charged with Stealing Thousands of Dollars Worth of Bingo Tabs from a St. Mary’s County Charitable Organization

California Man Charged with Stealing Thousands of Dollars Worth of Bingo Tabs from a St. Mary’s County Charitable Organization

On September 1, 2022, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Emergency Services Team along with the Vice Narcotics Division assisted the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement unit with the execution of a search and seizure warrant in the 23400 block of Dahlia Court in California, MD. Once the residence...
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NAVSUP Pax Fuels Sailor Provides Life Saving Assistance in Lexington Park

NAVSUP Pax Fuels Sailor Provides Life Saving Assistance in Lexington Park

A member of Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center (NAVSUP FLC) Pax River Fuels Division assisted in the saving of a life Jan. 3 in Lexington Park when a library patron suddenly lost consciousness. Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuel) 1st Class Charles Osei Yeboah was in the St. Mary’s County Library Lexington Park Branch...
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St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services Announces Strategic Restructure

St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services Announces Strategic Restructure

St. Mary’s County Government (SMCG) has announced a strategic reorganization of the Department of Emergency Services, to include key leadership changes. “The Department of Emergency Services has seen tremendous growth in the past year,” said David Weiskopf, Interim County Administrator at SMCG. “The expansion of this department to include career emergency medical service (EMS)...
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Prince George’s County Police Investigating Extortion and Threats Made Through Instagram and Tik Tok Toward Middle Schoolers

Prince George’s County Police Investigating Extortion and Threats Made Through Instagram and Tik Tok Toward Middle Schoolers

PGPD is warning parents about online threats and extortion attempts being made via social media through Instagram and Tik Tok targeting at least 4 middle schoolers and urging parents to report similar threats against kids immediately for police investigation. The warning comes after 4 students at a county middle school received threatening demands via...
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Charles County Officers Recover Three Occupied Stolen Cars and Apprehend Four Suspects, with Youngest Driver Being 13-Years-Old

Charles County Officers Recover Three Occupied Stolen Cars and Apprehend Four Suspects, with Youngest Driver Being 13-Years-Old

On January 8 at 4:12 a.m., patrol officers responded to the area of Shirley Boulevard in Port Tobacco for the report of a motor vehicle theft which had just occurred. Sgt. T. Yates was near Shirley Boulevard at the time of the call and upon approaching the scene, he observed five cars that appeared...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Charged with Misconduct in Office for Engaging in Sexual Relations with a Person Requesting Assistance

Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Charged with Misconduct in Office for Engaging in Sexual Relations with a Person Requesting Assistance

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard III announced January 9, 2023, a Calvert County Sherriff’s Office Deputy, Corporal James L. Wahlgren, has been charged by criminal information with both Misconduct in Office and engaging in sexual intercourse with a person requesting police assistance. According to the charging document, in March 2022, Corporal Wahlgren responded...
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Lusby Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Two Counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Lusby Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Two Counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

On January 9, 2023, Alvin Lee Redmon of Lusby was sentenced to 50 years incarceration for 2 counts of sexual abuse of a minor. Calvert County Circuit Court Judge Mark S. Chandlee suspended 20 years of the sentence, leaving Redmond with 30 years of active incarceration followed by 5 years of supervised probation. The...
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Detectives Arrest Lexington Park Man for Armed Home Invasion in Great Mills

Detectives Arrest Lexington Park Man for Armed Home Invasion in Great Mills

UPDATE 1/11/2023: Detectives with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division located and arrested Wade Joshua Braithwaite, age 29 of Lexington Park, on Tuesday afternoon. Braithwaite was charged with the following. Home Invasion Armed Robbery First-Degree Assault First-Degree Burglary Robbery Second-Degree Assault Handgun on Person Firearm Use in Felony/Violent Crime Theft: $100...
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UPDATE: Police Located and Arrest Wanted Rapist Walter Crouse Prentiss

UPDATE: Police Located and Arrest Wanted Rapist Walter Crouse Prentiss

UPDATE: 1/11/2023 @ 11:45 a.m.: Police served the active arrest warrant for Prentiss on Tuesday night, January 10, 2023 and took him into custody. Prentiss is scheduled for a court appearances hearing on 1/20/2023 at 9:15 a.m., and a jury trial set for 1/24/2023 at 9:00 a.m., in courtroom 1 Charging documents added 1/8/2023: On...
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St. Mary’s County Man Found Guilty on Six Counts of Rape, Sex Offense and Sexual Abuse of a Minor

St. Mary’s County Man Found Guilty on Six Counts of Rape, Sex Offense and Sexual Abuse of a Minor

UPDATE 1/10/2023: St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling announced today that a St. Mary’s County Jury found Defendant Brian S. Spicuzza, 48, of Leonardtown, MD, guilty of all six charged counts. Spicuzza was convicted of sexual abuse of a minor, four counts of rape second degree, and sexual offense in the third degree,...
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Waldorf Man Arrested After Pointing Firearm at Woman and 9-Year-Old Child

Waldorf Man Arrested After Pointing Firearm at Woman and 9-Year-Old Child

On Sunday, January 8, 2023, at 8:00 p.m., officers responded to the 1700 block of Brightwell Court in Waldorf for the report of a domestic-related assault in progress in which the suspect was armed with a handgun. When officers arrived, they located the suspect outside of the residence; he had a handgun in his...
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Ashley Sowls Appointed as the First African American Prosecutor for St. Mary’s County, Maryland

Ashley Sowls Appointed as the First African American Prosecutor for St. Mary’s County, Maryland

Ashley Sowls was appointed and sworn in as the first African American prosecutor for St. Mary’s County, Maryland, Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Sowls, a graduate of the Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, N.C. is an experienced prosecutor specializing in special victims’ cases, previously prosecuting in Charles, Calvert and Prince George’s counties. When announcing...
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Governor Hogan Announces Final Judicial Appointments

Governor Hogan Announces Final Judicial Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the final judicial appointments of his administration: Darren Sebastian Johnson, the first Hispanic to serve on the Prince George’s County Circuit Court Stenise Lanez Rolle, Prince George’s County Circuit Court Llamilet Gutierrez, the first Hispanic to serve on the Prince George’s County District Court In total, Governor Hogan has...
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No Injuries Reported After Fire Destroys Home in Abell, State Fire Marshal Investigating

No Injuries Reported After Fire Destroys Home in Abell, State Fire Marshal Investigating

On Sunday, January 8, 2023, at approximately 9:39 a.m., firefighters from Seventh District, Leonardtown, Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Bay District and Valley Lee responded to 38730 Dickerson Road in Abell, for the reported house on fire. Seventh District VFD Chief 5 arrived and located a single story home with fire showing from multiple sides of the...
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Four Men Arrested for Illegal Drugs and Gun Possession in La Plata

Four Men Arrested for Illegal Drugs and Gun Possession in La Plata

On January 4, 2023, at 3:12 p.m., the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Neighborhood Enforcement Team was investigating a suspicious vehicle on Patuxent Court in La Plata. During the course of the investigation, a loaded handgun with an extended magazine was located. Further investigation revealed a pound of marijuana in the vehicle as well as...
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