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Police Arrest Mechanicsville Man for Burglary and Recover Stolen Mini-Bike

Police Arrest Mechanicsville Man for Burglary and Recover Stolen Mini-Bike

On January 13, 2022, at 2:15 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the 3700 block of Crain Highway for speeding. Upon approaching the vehicle, officers noticed a new mini-bike in the back. Through further investigation, officers were able to confirm the mini-bike had just been stolen from...
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UPDATE – Details Released: Police Arrest Man Involved in Murder of 19-Year-Old Male Lexington Park

UPDATE – Details Released: Police Arrest Man Involved in Murder of 19-Year-Old Male Lexington Park

UPDATE 1/14/2022 @ 11:30 a.m.: According to court documents, Joseph James Oakes, age 19 of Lexington Park was in the vehicle with five other subjects at the time of his murder. Oakes died from a gunshot wound to his upper body. A second victim sustained a gunshot wound to his right arm, and a...
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No Injuries Reported After Shooting in Lexington Park, Occupied Vehicle and Residence Struck

No Injuries Reported After Shooting in Lexington Park, Occupied Vehicle and Residence Struck

On Thursday, January 13, 2022, at approximately 10:00 p.m., police responded to the 21700 block of Kearsarge Place in Lexington Park, for multiple 911 calls of shots fired. Multiple 911 callers reported hearing gunshots, one 911 caller was a victim stating their vehicle was struck multiple times and was uninjured. Police made contact with...
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C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School in Waldorf Honored As National ESEA Distinguished School

C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School in Waldorf Honored As National ESEA Distinguished School

C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School — known to some as “the hidden gem on Lancaster Circle” — is a community school where staff and parents work together to ensure students get the most out of their education. “We make the building a really positive environment and a place full of support for all students,”...
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Three Injured After Waldorf Paramedic Ambulance is Involved in Motor Vehicle Collision with Entrapment

Three Injured After Waldorf Paramedic Ambulance is Involved in Motor Vehicle Collision with Entrapment

On Thursday, January 13, 2022, just before 8:30 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Crain Highway and Smallwood Drive in Waldorf, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving Waldorf Ambulance 38. Crews arrived on the scene to find the ambulance and one other vehicle involved and reported one EMT...
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9-Month Old Flown to Children’s Center After Being Bit by Dog in Hollywood

9-Month Old Flown to Children’s Center After Being Bit by Dog in Hollywood

On Thursday, January 13, 2022, at approximately 6:19 p.m., police and emergency medical personnel responded to the 23800 block of Mill Pond Road in Hollywood, for the reported dog bite/animal attack. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 9-month old male with injuries to the face after a dog bite. Emergency medical personnel...
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UPDATE: Prince George’s County Correctional Officer who Drove Through Taco Bell Sentenced for First-Degree Assault

UPDATE: Prince George’s County Correctional Officer who Drove Through Taco Bell Sentenced for First-Degree Assault

UPDATE 1/13/22: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Tanesha Renea Williams, 26, of Waldorf, to 40 years, 283 days, with all but 4 years and 100 days suspended. Williams will serve her time in jail for 18...
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Maryland Natural Resources Police Officer Prevents a Second Suicide in Two Months

Maryland Natural Resources Police Officer Prevents a Second Suicide in Two Months

A Maryland Natural Resources Police officer prevented a suicide for the second time in two months. On December 29, 2021, at about 6:30 p.m., Officer First Class Jacob Gerczak was on patrol near the Chesapeake City Bridge when he observed a woman leaning over the safety railing of the bridge. The five-year veteran, who in October...
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Call for Nominations: Women’s History Month Symposium 2022

Call for Nominations: Women’s History Month Symposium 2022

Nominations are open for the 2022 Woman of the Year and Tomorrow’s Woman Awards. We want to hear about the extraordinary women in our community who inspire you! The St. Mary’s County Commission for Women is now accepting nominations for Woman of the Year and Tomorrow’s Woman. The awards recognize women who have made...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Police Blotter January 3, 2022 – January 9, 2022

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Police Blotter January 3, 2022 – January 9, 2022

During the week of January 3, 2022 – January 9, 2022, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,085 calls for service throughout the community. Theft: 22-01218 – On January 9, 2022, DFC Idol responded to the Giant located at 655 N. Solomon’s Island Road in Prince Frederick, MD for the report...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Woman Shot Multiple Times on Route 3 in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Woman Shot Multiple Times on Route 3 in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are attempting to determine who fired shots at a 28-year-old woman last night in Prince George’s County. Just before 9:00 p.m., on Wednesday, January 12, 2021, Maryland State Police at the College Park Barrack responded to the scene of a reported shooting on southbound Route 3 in the area of Annapolis...
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Charles County Public Schools Updates Current School Year Calendar, Period End Date for Students

Charles County Public Schools Updates Current School Year Calendar, Period End Date for Students

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has made updates to the current school year calendar, including a marking period date change and the addition of early dismissal days to support staff. The end of the second marking period for students moves from Wednesday, Jan. 19, to Wednesday, Jan. 26. Students missed four days of school...
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Governor Hogan Announces $4.6 Billion Tax Relief Package for Hardworking Maryland Families, Small Businesses, and Retirees

Governor Hogan Announces $4.6 Billion Tax Relief Package for Hardworking Maryland Families, Small Businesses, and Retirees

Governor Larry Hogan announced the largest tax relief package in state history to deliver more than $4.6 billion in much-needed relief for hardworking Maryland families, small businesses, and retirees. “Next to our health recovery from the worst pandemic in more than a century, nothing is more important than our continued economic recovery,” said Governor...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – January 11, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – January 11, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their first regular business meeting of the new year in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. The Commissioners recognized two retirees from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office; Harold Young and Michael Gardiner. Dr. Meenakshi Brewster, county health officer, provided the monthly COVID-19 brief to the...
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Charles County Board of Education Honors Students for Academic Achievement, Personal Responsibility, and Career Readiness

Charles County Board of Education Honors Students for Academic Achievement, Personal Responsibility, and Career Readiness

The Board of Education at its Jan. 11 meeting honored four Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students. School principals annually select one student and staff member for Board recognition. Students are honored for accomplishments in the areas of academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. Honored at the meeting were Kevin Mejia-Trochez of J.P....
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Calvert County Government Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule 2022

Calvert County Government Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule 2022

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In addition: The Appeal Solid Waste Facility, which includes the landfill and transfer station, and all county customer convenience centers will be open with normal operating hours. The...
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Calvert County Parks & Recreation Seeks Public Input for New Harriet E. Brown Community Center

Calvert County Parks & Recreation Seeks Public Input for New Harriet E. Brown Community Center

The Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation invites citizens to participate in a brief survey to provide input on the new Harriet E. Brown Community Center and Park. The survey offers a glimpse of potential site and floor plan options for the potential facility. The public is encouraged to provide input on the center’s amenities,...
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Maryland 9-1-1 Board Warns that 3G Network Mobile Phones May Cease Operating in 2022

Maryland 9-1-1 Board Warns that 3G Network Mobile Phones May Cease Operating in 2022

The Maryland 9-1-1 Board is issuing a warning to consumers that older phones may cease operating in early 2022 due to the retirement of 3G networks and support for phones using 3G service. This may include other devices that use 3G connectivity, such as some medical alert devices, tablets, smart watches, and home security...
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UPDATE: Detectives Release Surveillance Video of Suspect Vehicle in Fatal Christmas Eve Shooting

UPDATE: Detectives Release Surveillance Video of Suspect Vehicle in Fatal Christmas Eve Shooting

Homicide Unit detectives released surveillance video of the SUV being sought in connection with a fatal shooting in Temple Hills on Christmas Eve. This video was recorded just seconds after an occupant in the SUV shot and fatally wounded 30-year-old Danny Kelly Jr. of Clinton. Kelly and his family were heading to a holiday...
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Police Searching for Driver & Vehicle Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run in Fort Washington

Police Searching for Driver & Vehicle Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run in Fort Washington

The Prince George’s County Police Department Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit would like to speak to anyone who witnessed or has information on a fatal hit-and-run in Fort Washington on December 25, 2021. The deceased driver is 56-year-old Juan Acevedo Castellon of Fort Washington. He died of his injuries on January 8, 2022. On...
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Patrol Officers Recover Loaded Gun and Drugs:

Patrol Officers Recover Loaded Gun and Drugs:

On January 8, 2022, at approximately 5:38 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the area of Washington Avenue near Cecil Street in La Plata. Upon approaching the driver, officers detected the smell of marijuana, and further investigation showed the driver was in possession of marijuana and suspected...
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Noise Advisory – Low-Altitude Test Flights Scheduled Jan. 13-14, 2022 Near Webster Field

Noise Advisory – Low-Altitude Test Flights Scheduled Jan. 13-14, 2022 Near Webster Field

Communities surrounding the Webster Outlying Field are advised that low-altitude aircraft flight test events are scheduled to take place January 13 and January 14, 2022 from 9 a.m. to noon. As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing activities on the community. For more information call 1-866-819-9028.
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Governor Hogan Announces Expanded, $500 Million Re-Fund The Police Initiative, Reintroduction of Major Crime Legislation

Governor Hogan Announces Expanded, $500 Million Re-Fund The Police Initiative, Reintroduction of Major Crime Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the expansion of his Re-Fund The Police Initiative to a three-year, $500 million investment in increased support for law enforcement, and for increased crime control and victim protection services across the state. The governor also announced that he will reintroduce legislation to address violent crime during the upcoming session...
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Maryland’s Winter Turkey Season Opens January 20

Maryland’s Winter Turkey Season Opens January 20

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the opening of the winter turkey season, which runs statewide from Jan. 20-22 for hunters who did not harvest a turkey during the 2021 fall season. Hunting hours are from one half-hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset. The bag limit is one turkey of either sex.  “Wild...
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Police Make Arrest in 2019 Murder of 46-Year-Old Capitol Heights Man

Police Make Arrest in 2019 Murder of 46-Year-Old Capitol Heights Man

Homicide Unit detectives charged a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting in November of 2019. The suspect is 28-year-old Troy Cleveland, Jr., of District Heights. He is charged with fatally shooting 46-year-old Sean Spence of Capitol Heights. On November 20, 2019, at approximately 7:30 pm, patrol officers were called to the 5700 block...
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