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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Implement Maximum Deployment Initiative for Holiday Season

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Implement Maximum Deployment Initiative for Holiday Season

For the eleventh year in a row, Sheriff Tim Cameron is implementing Maximum Deployment of Sheriff’s Office personnel throughout St. Mary’s County this holiday season beginning on November 25, 2022. Maximum Deployment is an initiative designed for high visibility patrols and provides increased presence around shopping centers, roadways, and neighboring communities to ensure safety...
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Charles County Firefighters Respond to Two Structure Fires in 12 Hours

Charles County Firefighters Respond to Two Structure Fires in 12 Hours

On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022 at approximately 5:00 p.m., firefighters responded to 9000 block of Harmony Farm Place in La Plata for the house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene in minutes and found fire showing from the 3-story residence and requested a working fire upgrade. Firefighters extinguished the fire in under one...
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No Injuries Reported After Trailer Fire in Welcome

No Injuries Reported After Trailer Fire in Welcome

On Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at approximately 4:00 p.m., firefighters from Charles County responded to 7782 Annapolis Wood Road in Welcome, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find an exterior fire extended to a mobile home and a vehicle. 50 firefighters responded and extinguished the fire in under 15...
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SMECO Employees Raise $55,000 for the Center for Children

SMECO Employees Raise $55,000 for the Center for Children

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) employees held a fund-raising event and donated $55,000 to the Center for Children. “Children are a vulnerable population and helping families establish safe and healthy homes is crucial to the well-being of the community and society as a whole. We selected the Center for Children as this year’s fundraising...
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Leonardtown Cancels Christmas Tree Light / Christmas on the Square Event Set for Friday, November 25, 2022

Leonardtown Cancels Christmas Tree Light / Christmas on the Square Event Set for Friday, November 25, 2022

Due to the forecasted inclement weather, and in the interest of public safety, the Town of Leonardtown and Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department in coordination with the emergency response team announce the difficult decision to cancel the Friday, November 25, 2022 Christmas on the Square event. However, Santa Claus is still planning to arrive in...
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Maryland State Police Increasing Patrols As Motorists Take To The Road Ahead Of Thanksgiving

Maryland State Police Increasing Patrols As Motorists Take To The Road Ahead Of Thanksgiving

With more than 1 million Marylanders expected to travel 50 or more miles over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Maryland State Police will be increasing patrols to ensure motorists arrive safely at their destination. Maryland State Police will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the 23 barracks with a focus on impaired, aggressive and...
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County Government Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Schedules

County Government Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Schedules

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will close beginning at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 23, and remain closed through Friday, Nov. 25, 2022 in observance of Thanksgiving. In addition: The Appeal Solid Waste Facility, which includes the landfill and transfer station, and all county customer convenience centers will close at 4...
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Maryland’s Deer Firearms Hunting Season Opens Saturday, November 26, 2022

Maryland’s Deer Firearms Hunting Season Opens Saturday, November 26, 2022

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the two-week firearms hunting season for sika and white-tailed deer opens Saturday, Nov. 26 and runs through Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. The two-week season includes Sunday hunting in all but three counties, affording hunters more weekend opportunities to hunt and contribute to managing Maryland’s deer population. “The two-week firearms season...
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Nominate Exceptional Women in Calvert County for the 2023 Outstanding Achievement Awards

Nominate Exceptional Women in Calvert County for the 2023 Outstanding Achievement Awards

Do you know a woman or girl who makes significant contributions to the local community? The Calvert County Commission for Women is now accepting nominations for its 2023 Outstanding Achievement Awards. Each year, the commission recognizes Calvert County women and girls who are models of outstanding achievement and have made significant contributions to our...
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CSM Leases St. Charles Children’s Learning Center to Charles County Public Schools for Prekindergarten Programing

CSM Leases St. Charles Children’s Learning Center to Charles County Public Schools for Prekindergarten Programing

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will lease its former St. Charles Children’s Learning Center (CLC) to Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) to add additional availability for full-day prekindergarten programing in Charles County. Under the agreement unanimously approved by the CSM Board of Trustees at its Nov. 17 monthly meeting, CCPS will lease the...
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“Help a Hawk” at CSM During ‘Giving Tuesday’ November, 29, 2022

“Help a Hawk” at CSM During ‘Giving Tuesday’ November, 29, 2022

Help the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation kick off a season of giving by participating in the college’s “Giving Tuesday” event as part of the world’s biggest day of generosity on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The 24-hour online event is part of an international movement that follows Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft investigation. On Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, at 6:00 a.m., the suspect entered the California Walmart, removed a computer from the shelf and walked out of the store without paying. The suspect was wearing a Space Jam jacket....
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Detectives Investigating Murder of 17-Year-Old in Takoma Park

Detectives Investigating Murder of 17-Year-Old in Takoma Park

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is working to identify and arrest the suspect(s) who killed a teenage girl in Takoma Park. The victim is 17-year-old Rosa Diaz-Santos of Greenbelt. On November 15, 2022, at approximately 12:30 pm, skeletal remains were discovered in a wooded area near the 1600 block Drexel Street....
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Police Recover Stolen U-Haul from Pennsylvania and Arrest Owings Woman and Lexington Park Man

Police Recover Stolen U-Haul from Pennsylvania and Arrest Owings Woman and Lexington Park Man

On Sunday, November 20, 2022, Deputy Grierson responded to the Rod N Reel parking lot located at 4160 Mears Ave. in Chesapeake Beach, for the report of a stolen vehicle. Deputy Grierson arrived on the scene and observed a U-Haul that had been reported stolen from the Shamokin Police Department. Contact was made with...
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Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision Involving a Dump Truck at County Line in Budds Creek

Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision Involving a Dump Truck at County Line in Budds Creek

On Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at approximately 4:20 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel from Charles and St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s responded to the area of Budds Creek Road and Marsh Court at the Charles County/St. Mary’s County Line, for a reported motor vehicle collision involving a dump truck. Crews arrived on the scene...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Traffic Operations Unit is conducting an impaired driver checkpoint this Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Special patrols and enforcement focused on impaired and aggressive driving are conducted year round with the goal of educating the community and deterring these dangerous behaviors. The CCSO is reminding motorists to always designate...
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Charles County Man Wins $100,000 on a Scratch-Off in 2016 and $50,000 This Month on Powerball.

Charles County Man Wins $100,000 on a Scratch-Off in 2016 and $50,000 This Month on Powerball.

Charles County resident Dimas Montoya is once again celebrating a big Lottery win. The dedicated Lottery player, who won $100,000 playing a Deluxe Crossword scratch-off in 2016, just won $50,000 playing Powerball. The Waldorf resident enjoys playing Lottery games and routinely buys a variety of tickets after work. Dimas did just that earlier this...
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Police Advising Against Sending Checks through the Mail

Police Advising Against Sending Checks through the Mail

Due to the excessive number of intercepted checks in the US Mail in recent months in Southern Maryland, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office at this time advises residents to refrain from sending checks through the US Postal Service, if possible. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office continues to forward numerous reports of local...
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Police in Charles County Recover Drugs and Three Firearms During Traffic Stop – All Suspects Released on Personal Recognizance

Police in Charles County Recover Drugs and Three Firearms During Traffic Stop – All Suspects Released on Personal Recognizance

On November 16, 2022, at approximately 9:50 p.m., a patrol officer from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Bannister Circle and Hamilton Place, in Waldorf after observing it fail to stop at a stop sign. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer smelled the odor...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of the two Individuals in a Theft Investigation

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of the two Individuals in a Theft Investigation

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the two individuals pictured in a theft investigation. On Tuesday, July 30, 2022, at 7:24 pm, the two suspects entered the Ulta Beauty store in California and proceeded to fill a bag with numerous fragrances and left the store without paying. The suspects...
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Lexington Park COPs Unit Collected Non-Perishable Food Items for Various Food Pantries

Lexington Park COPs Unit Collected Non-Perishable Food Items for Various Food Pantries

On November 19, 2022, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Lexington Park COPs Unit braved the cold weather to collect non-perishable food items for various food pantries in the Lexington Park area. With help from you, the community, the unit collected a lot of food and $448.02 in monetary donations. From the money collected,...
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Waldorf Man Arrested After Killing Woman and Three Children in Virginia

Waldorf Man Arrested After Killing Woman and Three Children in Virginia

Jonah L. Adams, 35, of Waldorf, was arrested Friday, November 18, 2022, and charged in a quadruple fatal shooting that left his former girlfriend and her three children dead. Chesterfield County police said Adams, was apprehended by agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives near his residence in Waldorf, about...
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MDOT Urges Safety, Early Planning to Ensure Happy Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

MDOT Urges Safety, Early Planning to Ensure Happy Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

Maryland’s highways, bridges, rail lines and airways are expected to hit new milestones in the pandemic recovery over the coming weeks, as millions of people travel to spend the holiday season with family and friends. Employees across the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) are prepared to help travelers make the connections that bring joy...
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Bowie Woman Charged After Fatal Five-Car Crash in Anne Arundel

Bowie Woman Charged After Fatal Five-Car Crash in Anne Arundel

Maryland State Police arrested a woman on impaired driving charges following a multi-vehicle crash in which one person died early this morning in Anne Arundel County. Shortly before 12:45 a.m. this morning, troopers from the Glen Burnie Barrack responded to southbound Interstate 97 at Route 32 for a report of a five-vehicle crash. According...
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State Fire Marshal Announces New Accelerant Detection Canine Team

State Fire Marshal Announces New Accelerant Detection Canine Team

The Office of the State Fire Marshal added a new employee to the ranks yesterday, and while every newly minted Deputy State Fire Marshal is required to raise their right hand and be sworn in, K9 Deacon just wanted belly rubs and loved. Senior Deputy State Fire Marshal Jeff Thomas’s new partner, Deacon, is...
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