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AUDIO: 11-Year-Old Male Saved with CPR After Drowning in Charles County

AUDIO: 11-Year-Old Male Saved with CPR After Drowning in Charles County

On Friday, July 3, 2020, at approximately 7:52 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the 16000 block of Inheritance Drive in Brandywine, for the reported drowning in a pool. Dispatchers relayed information to all responding units that the 911 caller stated they had CPR in progress after an 11-year-old male was pulled...
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UPDATE: Piney Point Structure Fire Caused by Electrical Device Failure, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE: Piney Point Structure Fire Caused by Electrical Device Failure, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE 7/6/2020: On Friday, July 3, 2020, at 5:01 a.m., 31 firefighters in St. Mary’s County responded to 17276 Crab Pot Lane in Piney Point, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a one story duplex with fire showing from the roof. The owner/occupants have been identified as...
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UPDATE: Lusby Man Killed and Port Republic Man Transported to Trauma Center After Head-on Collision on Thomas Johnson Bridge

UPDATE: Lusby Man Killed and Port Republic Man Transported to Trauma Center After Head-on Collision on Thomas Johnson Bridge

UPDATE 10:00 A.M: On July 3, 2020 at approximately 12:10 a.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team were dispatched to the Thomas Johnson Bridge in Solomons, MD for a head on collision. Preliminary investigation revealed, a 2006 Ford Taurus operated by James Owen Burnett, 62 of Lusby,...
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Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Bicyclist in Prince George’s County, Charges Pending

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Bicyclist in Prince George’s County, Charges Pending

Troopers from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack are investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of a bicyclist this morning in Prince George’s County. The deceased is identified as Karen Lee Towle Ackermann, 62, of Bowie. Ackermann was riding a bicycle at the time of the incident. EMS personnel pronounced her deceased...
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First Responders Across Maryland Get Boost in Wireless Communications with Public Safety Communications Enhancements

First Responders Across Maryland Get Boost in Wireless Communications with Public Safety Communications Enhancements

Maryland’s first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communications with the addition of new, purpose-built FirstNet cell sites and other network enhancements statewide. This new infrastructure is a part of the FirstNet network expansion taking place across the state, bringing increased coverage, capacity and capabilities for public safety. “I am excited to see...
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Troopers To Continue Increased Enforcement Through The Fourth Of July Holiday Weekend

Troopers To Continue Increased Enforcement Through The Fourth Of July Holiday Weekend

Maryland state troopers will be extra vigilant looking for impaired, distracted and aggressive drivers this Independence Day weekend to ensure travelers get to their holiday destination safely. With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the holiday will be a three-day weekend for many people. As a result, troopers will be...
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Maryland State Trooper Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision in California

Maryland State Trooper Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision in California

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, at approximately 8:48 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Chancellors Run Road in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a Maryland State Police vehicle. Dispatchers reported the call came from the Maryland State Police who advised an unmarked...
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AUDIO: No Injuries Reported After Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing After Bird Strike in Lexington Park

AUDIO: No Injuries Reported After Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing After Bird Strike in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at approximately 10:25 a.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Helen Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported aircraft incident after an animal strike. Personnel from NAS Patuxent River reported a H-60 aircraft struck an animal, and landed somewhere in the Lexington...
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Drug Dealing Gun Carrying Corrections Officer from Prince George’s County Arrested in Mechanicsville

Drug Dealing Gun Carrying Corrections Officer from Prince George’s County Arrested in Mechanicsville

On Friday, June 26, 2020, Deputy Forinash, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted a vehicle stop on a black Chrysler 300 near the intersection of Three Notch Road and Mechanicsville Road, in Mechanicsville. The vehicle was stopped pursuant to a search and seizure warrant for the vehicle along with the owner and...
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26-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision Involving ATV in Prince George’s County

26-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision Involving ATV in Prince George’s County

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision involving an ATV that occurred in Landover on Monday. The operator of the ATV, 26-year-old Larnell Sinclair of Waldorf, was killed. On June 29th, at approximately 11:40 am, officers responded to the intersection of Landover Road and Matthew Henson Avenue for a collision...
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Detectives Conducting Death Investigation in Waldorf

Detectives Conducting Death Investigation in Waldorf

On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at approximately 4:40 a.m., a woman heard a man yelling for help near a lake behind her house in the 11600 block of Fountain Head Court in Waldorf. She called 9-1-1 and pointed first responders to the area where she heard the man. Charles County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with...
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UPDATE: Pedestrian Succumbs to Injuries Sustained After Motor Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Pedestrian Succumbs to Injuries Sustained After Motor Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

UPDATE: 7/05.2020: On July 3, 2020, Dwayne Scott Reece succumbed to the injuries sustained in the motor vehicle collision on June 29, 2020. The investigation is ongoing. UPDATE: On June 29, 2020 at approximately 9:02 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21000 block of Great Mills Road in Great...
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Firefighters Respond to Large Field Fires in St. Mary’s City, No Injuries Reported

Firefighters Respond to Large Field Fires in St. Mary’s City, No Injuries Reported

On Sunday, June 28, 2020, at 12:52 p.m., firefighters from Ridge and Bay District were alerted to the area of Point Lookout Road and Rosecroft Road in St. Mary’s City, for the large outside fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find large fires spreading in multiple fields from Rosecroft Road to Bauer Road...
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Statement From State’s Attorney Tony Covington Regarding Civilian Review Board

Statement From State’s Attorney Tony Covington Regarding Civilian Review Board

On June 3, 2020, I issued a statement that, among other things, advocated for the creation of a Civilian Review Board (CRB) to review citizen claims of excessive force by police in Charles County. On June 12th and 26th,  Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry, issued releases that, among other things, advocated for the re-constitution of the...
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Papa Johns in Solomons Temporarily Shut Down Due to Employee Testing Positive for COVID-19

Papa Johns in Solomons Temporarily Shut Down Due to Employee Testing Positive for COVID-19

Papa John’s Chesapeake Bay Area reported the following on Saturday, June 27, 2020. “We just received word that one of our team members in our Solomon’s location in Calvert County has tested positive for the COVID-19. In response, we have closed temporarily to deep clean and disinfect the restaurant, beyond our daily diligence, by...
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Charles County Town Hall Meetings on Monday, June 29, 2020, for Possibility of Reopening Schools in Fall of 2020

Charles County Town Hall Meetings on Monday, June 29, 2020, for Possibility of Reopening Schools in Fall of 2020

The Board of Education and Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) are conducting two town halls Monday, June 29. A town hall for CCPS staff and teachers is set for 4-5:30 p.m. on Monday, and a parent/community town hall is set for 6-7:30 p.m. The town halls are about the reopening of schools in the...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Announces Progress on Policing Strategies and Initiatives

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Announces Progress on Policing Strategies and Initiatives

On June 12, Sheriff Troy D. Berry issued a press release outlining several initiatives he planned to implement immediately to enhance the confidence and trust between the residents of Charles County and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. The Agency is providing an update for Sheriff Berry’s initiatives: Request the Charles County Board of Commissioners...
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Maryland’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops to 4.92%, Hospitalizations Under 500 for First Time in 12 Weeks

Maryland’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops to 4.92%, Hospitalizations Under 500 for First Time in 12 Weeks

Maryland’s key COVID-19 health metrics continue to trend in a positive direction, with the statewide positivity rate dropping to a new low of 4.92%, and hospitalizations falling below 500 for the first time in 12 weeks. “While we are unfortunately seeing rising case numbers in states across the country, here in Maryland, all of the key...
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Prince Frederick Man Charged In Multiple Hit-And-Run Crashes In Queen Anne’s County

Prince Frederick Man Charged In Multiple Hit-And-Run Crashes In Queen Anne’s County

Maryland State Police have formally charged a man who was arrested Thursday in connection with multiple hit-and-run crashes in just a matter of minutes in Queen Anne’s County. The suspect, Sean Michael Tettimer, 27, of Prince Frederick, is charged with driving under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving,...
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AUDIO: 3-Year-Old Transported to Hospital with Life-Threatening Injuries After Falling Into Pool in Leonardtown

AUDIO: 3-Year-Old Transported to Hospital with Life-Threatening Injuries After Falling Into Pool in Leonardtown

On Friday, June 26, 2020, at approximately 12:58 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the 48000 block of Candela Place in Leonardtown, for the reported CPR in progress. Dispatchers advised the 911 caller stated the victim was a 3-year-old that fell into a pool and was not breathing. Police arrived on the...
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Rotary Club of Prince Frederick Donates $20,000 to End Hunger in Calvert County

Rotary Club of Prince Frederick Donates $20,000 to End Hunger in Calvert County

The Rotary Club of Prince Frederick, MD donated $20,000 to End Hunger In Calvert County to ensure that 1,300 children in Calvert County, who stopped receiving school meals, will continue to be fed. “Food is not something anyone, especially children, should ever worry about,” says Jeremy Robinson Club Member of Rotary Club Prince Frederick....
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UPDATE: Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest 19-Year-Old Male After Shooting Teen in Wildewood

UPDATE: Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest 19-Year-Old Male After Shooting Teen in Wildewood

UPDATE – Sheriff’s Office Press Release: During the course of the investigation by detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, Nikko Muhammad Mason Coates, 19 of Mechanicsville, was identified as the suspect responsible for the shooting. Investigation determined on June 12, 2020 the victim confronted Coates about property that Coates...
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AUDIO: Police Investigating Double Shooting in Waldorf, Two Victims Transported to Area Trauma Center

AUDIO: Police Investigating Double Shooting in Waldorf, Two Victims Transported to Area Trauma Center

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at approximately 11:15 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to 3000 Gallery Place in Waldorf, for the reported shooting. Police arrived on the scene to find two victims with gunshot wounds, a 30 year-old male, and a 60-year-old male. Both victims were conscious, alert, and breathing. Maryland State...
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VIDEO: Firefighters in St. Mary’s County Respond to Multiple Intentionally Set Fires in Great Mills

VIDEO: Firefighters in St. Mary’s County Respond to Multiple Intentionally Set Fires in Great Mills

On Saturday, June 13, 2020, firefighters from Bay District VFD Company 9 were dispatched for an outside fire at the St. Mary’s River State Park Parking Area on Norris Road in Great Mills, at approximately 2:35 p.m. Crews arrived on the scene to find multiple areas approximately 10 feet by 10 feet on fire...
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Indian Head Drug Dealer Charged After Detectives Serve Search Warrants and Find Large Quantities of Heroin, Fentanyl, Crack and Cocaine

Indian Head Drug Dealer Charged After Detectives Serve Search Warrants and Find Large Quantities of Heroin, Fentanyl, Crack and Cocaine

In November 2019, members of the Narcotics Enforcement Section served a search warrant at a hotel room in which Sean Michael Allen, 26, of Indian Head, was staying. Allen had been under investigation for distributing narcotics to include heroin, fentanyl, crack and cocaine. During the search warrant, 28 grams of fentanyl and 28 grams...
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