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California Woman Arrested After Assaulting Boyfriend and Two Police Officers

California Woman Arrested After Assaulting Boyfriend and Two Police Officers

On Friday, June 7, 2024, police responded to a residence in California for the report of a domestic assault. When police arrived, they contacted the adult male victim, who stated his girlfriend of two and a half years assaulted him. The victim said he came home from work, and Laryssa J Wall, 28, of...
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Dog & Cat Adoption Fees Waived at the St. Mary’s County Animal Adoption & Resource Center for the Remainder of June 2024 – 87 Animals Available

Dog & Cat Adoption Fees Waived at the St. Mary’s County Animal Adoption & Resource Center for the Remainder of June 2024 – 87 Animals Available

The St. Mary’s County Animal Adoption & Resources Center has announced that all dog and cat adoption fees will be waived through June 30, 2024. Adoption fees will still apply for all other animals, excluding some specific animals that have been “sponsored” and paid in advance by other residents to encourage adoption. Since opening,...
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Gift to CSM Archives Celebrates Alumna Margaret Mary Hampton from College’s First Nurse Graduation Class

Gift to CSM Archives Celebrates Alumna Margaret Mary Hampton from College’s First Nurse Graduation Class

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) recently received extraordinary gifts from the estate of CSM alumna Margaret Mary Hampton as overseen by her daughter Carol Zadeh, of Waldorf. Hampton passed away in February and was among the very first Charles County Community College (former CSM) nursing graduation class, even serving as the student representative...
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Minor Injuries Reported After Serious Single Vehicle Collision on Pegg Road

Minor Injuries Reported After Serious Single Vehicle Collision on Pegg Road

On Saturday, June 15, 2024, at approximately 3:47 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Pegg Road and West Westbury Boulevard in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious. 911 callers reported a single vehicle over a guardrail with one possibly unconscious and trapped. Crews arrived on the...
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Maryland Natural Resources Police Regrets to Announce Passing of K9 Badger

Maryland Natural Resources Police Regrets to Announce Passing of K9 Badger

On June 6, 2024, the Maryland Natural Resources Police said goodbye to K9 Badger. He was the trusted, faithful partner and companion to Sgt. April Sharpeta. K9 Badger, nicknamed “Honey Badger” due to his sassy personality, came to the department in 2013. He began training in tracking and articles but after a session with...
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7th District Dog Park Now Open, Work Currently Underway for 5th District Park and Dorsey Park!

7th District Dog Park Now Open, Work Currently Underway for 5th District Park and Dorsey Park!

We are so excited to open the much anticipate new dog park at 7th District Park! The dog park features two separate areas – one for small dogs and one for large dogs. Each area features a concrete, accessible pad with a pavilion and table. Additionally, each area includes a seated bench, leash post,...
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Calvert County Public Safety Promotes Heat Safety to Combat Risks of Summer Heat

Calvert County Public Safety Promotes Heat Safety to Combat Risks of Summer Heat

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety is urging residents to prioritize heat safety to protect themselves and their loved ones as summer brings sweltering temperatures. Excessive heat, particularly when combined with high humidity, can lead to serious health risks, including heat-related illnesses. Vulnerable populations such as the elderly, infants and children, and those...
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Police Investigating Utility Worker Struck by Vehicle by Suspected Impaired Driver in Lexington Park

Police Investigating Utility Worker Struck by Vehicle by Suspected Impaired Driver in Lexington Park

On Saturday, June 15, 2024, at approximately 12:08 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Three Notch Road and St. James Church Road in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. Crews arrived on the scene to find a BMW sedan was travelling on Mattapany Road when the operator...
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14-Year-Old Transported With Minor Burns After Grilling Accident in Lexington Park

14-Year-Old Transported With Minor Burns After Grilling Accident in Lexington Park

On Friday, June 14, 2024, at approximately 7:20 p.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the 46000 block of Yorktown Road in Lexington Park, for the reported burns/explosion. The 911 caller reported a 14-year-old female had significant burns to her face and was having trouble breathing. A helicopter was placed on standby. Firefighters arrived...
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2nd Alarm Sounded for Apartment Fire with Entrapment in Waldorf

2nd Alarm Sounded for Apartment Fire with Entrapment in Waldorf

On Sunday, June 16, 2024, at approximately 4:03 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to the Morningside Apartments located at 70 Village Street in Waldorf, for the reported commercial structure fire with multiple subjects trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 4-story apartment complex with nothing evident from multiple sides. Upon entering the structure,...
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Police Respond to Vehicle Into a Building in Bushwood

Police Respond to Vehicle Into a Building in Bushwood

On Sunday, June 16, 2024, at approximately 9:50 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Captain Sam’s located at 22664 Colton Point Road in Bushwood, for the reported vehicle into the building. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle into the unoccupied building next to Captain Sam’s with the single...
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Police Investigating Two Southern Maryland Men Killed at a Car Meet in Accokeek

Police Investigating Two Southern Maryland Men Killed at a Car Meet in Accokeek

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating a double fatal shooting at a car meet in Accokeek. The victims are 48-year-old Sheldon Proctor of Waldorf and 55-year-old Patrick Savoy of Charlotte Hall. A third victim, an adult male, was also shot. His injuries are not considered life-threatening. A reward of up...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Motorcycle Crash That Killed 51-Year-Old La Plata Man

Maryland State Police Investigating Motorcycle Crash That Killed 51-Year-Old La Plata Man

On Friday, June 14, 2024, at approximately 1:03 a.m., Troopers from Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to United States Route 301 in the area of Billingsley Road for a report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Due to the circumstances, the Maryland State Police CRASH Team was requested to assume the investigation....
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Greenbelt Man Convicted of Attempted First Degree Murder of Calvert County Deputy

Greenbelt Man Convicted of Attempted First Degree Murder of Calvert County Deputy

A Calvert County jury has convicted Brandon Alexander Turner, 22, of Greenbelt, with attempted first degree murder of Master Deputy Sheriff James Flynt. The jury also convicted Turner of first degree assault on Deputies Anthony Aranda and Tyler Bowen, as well as illegal use of a firearm in connection with these offenses. The verdicts...
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Drug Trafficking Organization Dismantled in Charles County: Successful Joint Operation Nets Multiple Arrests and Seizures

Drug Trafficking Organization Dismantled in Charles County: Successful Joint Operation Nets Multiple Arrests and Seizures

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Section (NES), in collaboration with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration,  and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, has successfully dismantled a major drug ring operating across Charles County. This year-long investigation culminated in a coordinated operation that resulted in several arrests and the recovery of significant amounts of...
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La Plata Police Department Arrest PG County Man Involved in 52 Separate Theft Events from Target

La Plata Police Department Arrest PG County Man Involved in 52 Separate Theft Events from Target

On June 12, 2024, La Plata Police Department officers responded to the Target, in La Plata, for the report of a theft in progress. Working with the loss prevention manager, officers apprehended the individual without incident in the parking lot. The arrest was part of an ongoing investigation that identified the suspect in 52...
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Message From Sheriff Ricky Cox Regarding Prosecution of Man who Shot Deputy in Calvert County

Message From Sheriff Ricky Cox Regarding Prosecution of Man who Shot Deputy in Calvert County

Message from Sheriff Ricky Cox I just wanted to take a moment and thank everyone involved in the prosecution of the evil perpetrator who decided to come to Calvert County and shoot at your deputies. On December 17th 2022, at around 9:30 P.M., Mr. Brandon Turner of Greenbelt was stopped for a traffic violation....
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Maryland State Police Arrest Great Mills Man on Drug Charges After Stealing a Bicycle in Lexington Park

Maryland State Police Arrest Great Mills Man on Drug Charges After Stealing a Bicycle in Lexington Park

On Monday, June 10, 2024, Cpl DiToto of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the report of a male subject stealing a Fuji bike valued at approximately $850 from the Quick Shop on Great Mills Road, in Lexington Park. Upon further investigation it was determined the male subject Kiger, Zachary Alan, 35...
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Peavy Named 2024 Charles County Public Schools Assistant Principal of the Year

Peavy Named 2024 Charles County Public Schools Assistant Principal of the Year

At Benjamin Stoddert Middle School, Assistant Principal Marquelle Peavy collaborates with teachers, staff and parents to create a positive and inclusive learning environment, but above all she places students at the heart of her work. “Ms. Peavy is a caring, genuinely nice woman and very helpful,” Jahir Jamieson, eighth-grade student, said. “The reason I...
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Fashion for a Cause Breaks Another Record and Raises Over $240,000 for Children’s Programs

Fashion for a Cause Breaks Another Record and Raises Over $240,000 for Children’s Programs

Doing great never looked so good on June 7th, 2024, as around 350 fun-loving people enjoyed perfect weather outside and perfect looks inside at the 14th annual Fashion for a Cause. Held at the Fluegel Alumni Center in Annapolis, the high-spirited crowd smashed its fundraising record, bringing in more than $240,000 for Chesapeake Kids,...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New South Patrol District One Station

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New South Patrol District One Station

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated South Patrol District One Station at 6845 Crain Highway in La Plata. Sheriff Troy D. Berry, Captain Andrew Schwab – the current South Patrol Division Commander – and Captain Charly Baker delivered remarks to commemorate the opening of the new...
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Sidewalk Construction Scheduled for South Shangri La Drive & Willows Road

Sidewalk Construction Scheduled for South Shangri La Drive & Willows Road

St. Mary’s County Government’s Department of Public Works & Transportation (DPW&T) will be installing new sidewalks, curbs, and asphalt on South Shangri La Drive between MD Rte. 246 (Great Mills Road) and FDR Blvd. The project will include a paved walking path along the north side of Willows Road, from South Shangri La Drive...
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No Injuries Reported After Dump Truck and SUV Collide in California

No Injuries Reported After Dump Truck and SUV Collide in California

On Thursday, June 13, 2023, at approximately 1:30 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Three Notch Road and Old Rolling Road in California, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with entrapment. Crews arrived on the scene to find an SUV and dump truck involved in a T-bone style...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Unit Seeking Whereabouts of Wanted Waldorf Man, Eric William Broome age 26

Charles County Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Unit Seeking Whereabouts of Wanted Waldorf Man, Eric William Broome age 26

The Charles County Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Unit is actively seeking the public’s assistance in locating Eric William Broome, age 26, from Waldorf, who is wanted in connection with multiple charges including failing to appear in court for first-degree assault, false imprisonment, and violation of probation. Incident Summary: On August 1, 2023, Broome was arrested by...
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Man Flown to Trauma Center After High-Speed Crash Involving Motorcycle in Mechanicsville

Man Flown to Trauma Center After High-Speed Crash Involving Motorcycle in Mechanicsville

On Thursday, June 13, 2024, at approximately 2:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Friendship School Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle. 911 callers reported a motorcycle ran into the back of a Ford Mustang vehicle at a high...
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