Monthly Archives: May 2019

Two Second District Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad Members inducted into the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association Hall of Fame

The Second District Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad, Inc., is extremely proud to announce that two of its’ long-standing and dedicated members, Charles L. “Redtop” Henderson, and Blair Swann, have been inducted into the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the...
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Nine College of Southern Maryland Students Win Awards for Public Service Announcements

Nine College of Southern Maryland Students Win Awards for Public Service Announcements

Nine College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students recently won accolades and prize money for producing public service announcements (PSAs) about preventing vehicle theft. The digital media production students wrote, filmed and produced 30-second PSAs that offered warnings and tips to Maryland motorists to help them avoid having their vehicles stolen or broken into. This...
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37-Year-Old Charlotte Hall Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

37-Year-Old Charlotte Hall Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

On May 7, 2019, at approximately 10:20 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the reported single motor vehicle collision with entrapment in the 38600 block of Mt. Wolf Road in Charlotte Hall. Upon arrival, a 2013 Nissan Pathfinder operated by Sergio Manuel Hernandez, 37 of Charlotte Hall, was found...
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School Bus Accident with Injuries Reported in Mechanicsville

School Bus Accident with Injuries Reported in Mechanicsville

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at approximately 2:55 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Faunkirk Drive in Mechanicsville, for the motor vehicle accident involving a school bus with no injuries. Shortly after dispatch, crews responding were advised two people had injuries. Crews arrived on scene...
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La Plata Man Arrested on Assault Charges After Brutal Beating at Smallwood Drive Park and Ride

La Plata Man Arrested on Assault Charges After Brutal Beating at Smallwood Drive Park and Ride

On April 12, 2019, at approximately 1:00 p.m., deputies from the Charles County Sheriff‘s Office responded to the Smallwood Drive Park and Ride on Smallwood Drive West, for the report of an assault. Police arrived on the scene and observed the victim, a 21-year-old male lying on the grass adjacent to the parking lot....
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Waldorf Man Faces Attempted Murder Charges After Argument Over Text Messages

Waldorf Man Faces Attempted Murder Charges After Argument Over Text Messages

On Saturday, April 17, 2019, a deputy from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office arrested Stephen Ware Jr., 20, of Waldorf, and charged him with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, assault first-degree, assault second-degree, and reckless endangerment. On April 13, 2019, police responded to a residence in Waldorf and spoke to an adult female...
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Motor Vehicle Accident in Mechanicsville Sends One to Hospital

Motor Vehicle Accident in Mechanicsville Sends One to Hospital

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at approximately 9:10 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and North Sandgates Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway, with one patient trapped. Firefighters extricated one...
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BUCKLE UP, PHONE DOWN – Police Encourage Motorists to Wear seat belts and Park Cellphones

BUCKLE UP, PHONE DOWN – Police Encourage Motorists to Wear seat belts and Park Cellphones

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) and sheriff’s offices from St. Mary’s, Calvert and Charles counties announced a partnership focused on enhancing driver safety. “More than 120 unbelted drivers and passengers are killed every year in Maryland” said Chrissy Nizer, MDOT MVA Administrator and Governor Hogan’s Highway Safety Representative. “Not...
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Missing 5-Year-Old Autistic Boy HAS BEEN FOUND SAFE

Missing 5-Year-Old Autistic Boy HAS BEEN FOUND SAFE

UPDATE: Liam Harp, the 5-year-old missing child from Benjamin Banneker Elementary School has been located. He is safe, updates will be provided as they become available. 5/7/2019 @ 2:00 p.m.: Liam Harper, age 5 is missing. Liam ran from an employee at Benjamin Banneker Elementary School located in Loveville. Liam is a white male...
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MISSING 5 YEAR OLD CHILD-LIAM HARPER

MISSING 5 YEAR OLD CHILD-LIAM HARPER

Liam Harper, age 5. Liam ran from an employee at Benjamin Banneker Elementary School located in Loveville, Maryland. Liam is a white male with blonde hair and is wearing a green shirt and blue pants/jeans. Liam is autistic and will run if startled. There is a heavy police presence in the area searching for...
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CSM Announces Keynote Speaker for Spring Winter Commencement May 17

CSM Announces Keynote Speaker for Spring Winter Commencement May 17

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will recognize 527 candidates receiving 837 certificates and degrees during its 60th Spring Commencement ceremonies Friday, May 17, at the college’s La Plata Campus. CSM Professor of English, Communication, and Languages Dr. Richard Siciliano, who has earned the distinction of working at the college for 50 years –...
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Governor Hogan Invites Chefs to Submit Recipes for ‘Buy Local’ Cookout

Governor Hogan Invites Chefs to Submit Recipes for ‘Buy Local’ Cookout

Governor Larry Hogan invites chefs using local Maryland ingredients to submit original recipes for the Governor’s Buy Local Cookout, which will be held at Government House in Annapolis on July 18. Recipes must be submitted by May 17, and include products from at least one Maryland farmer, waterman, or other producer. Chefs are encouraged...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Announces Memorial Service for Deputy First Class Jason Bush

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Announces Memorial Service for Deputy First Class Jason Bush

Memorial Service Update: The memorial service for Deputy First Class Jason Bush will be held on May 10, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department located at 46900 S. Shangri La Drive in Lexington Park. The memorial service is open to the public, and there will be a press area...
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Charles County Construction Worker Taps Into Power 8s Game for Shocking Win

Charles County Construction Worker Taps Into Power 8s Game for Shocking Win

The need to quench his thirst with a refreshing Gatorade put a Charles County construction worker in the right place at the right time to power up with a welcome $100,000 scratch-off win. The lucky man, who rarely buys scratch-offs but enjoys playing the ones he receives as gifts, picked the $10 Power 8s game as...
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Franchot to Celebrate Small Business Appreciation Week

Franchot to Celebrate Small Business Appreciation Week

Comptroller Peter Franchot will visit small businesses throughout Maryland next week in recognition of Small Business Appreciation Week, which runs from May 5-11. “From Oakland to Ocean City, small businesses are the beating heart of our state’s economy,” said Comptroller Franchot. “These companies create jobs, provide necessary services, invest in local communities, drive innovation...
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Governor Hogan Announces Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Survey Shows Strong Growth

Governor Hogan Announces Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Survey Shows Strong Growth

Governor Larry Hogan, chairman of the Chesapeake Executive Council, announced that the results of the 2019 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey showed that the Bay-wide blue crab population increased 60 percent from last year, to an estimated total population of 594 million crabs. “We are proud of our administration’s strong record of skilled environmental stewardship, which...
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Police Arrest Former White Marsh Elementary School Teacher for Sex Offense from 40 Years ago

Police Arrest Former White Marsh Elementary School Teacher for Sex Offense from 40 Years ago

In September of 2018, St. Mary’s County Public Schools received information regarding possible assaults on children that occurred during the 1970’s by a former employee. St. Mary’s County Public Schools immediately notified the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, and the Criminal Investigations Division began an investigation into the allegations. The investigation determined Theodore Bell,...
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Tyson Foods Recalls Chicken Strip Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Tyson Foods Recalls Chicken Strip Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Tyson Foods, Inc., a Rogers, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 11,829,517 million pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip items were produced on various dates...
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Police in Charles County Arrest Trio for Armed Robbery, Theft and Other Charges

Police in Charles County Arrest Trio for Armed Robbery, Theft and Other Charges

On Thursday, May 2 at approximately 7:05 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a beauty supply shop on Festival Way in Waldorf for the report of a theft in progress. Employees noticed two females and a male concealing perfumes in a bag. When the employees approached them, one of the...
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Trailer Destroyed by Fire in Sunderland

Trailer Destroyed by Fire in Sunderland

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, at approximately 7:30 p.m., firefighters from Dunkirk and surrounding departments responded to Penny Lane and Persimmon Hills Court in Sunderland, for the report of a structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a trailer fully engulfed in flames and on the ground with several exposures to the surrounding...
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Fire After Lightning Strike Completely Destroys Garage in Port Tobacco

Fire After Lightning Strike Completely Destroys Garage in Port Tobacco

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, at approximately 6:20 p.m., firefighters from La Plata, Nanjemoy, Waldorf and surrounding departments responded to 6335 Bluegrass Way in Port Tobacco, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a large detached 3-bay garage fully engulfed in fire with no extensions or exposures to surrounding structures....
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Woman Struck by Vehicle After Being Involved in Serious Motor Vehicle Accident in Waldorf

Woman Struck by Vehicle After Being Involved in Serious Motor Vehicle Accident in Waldorf

On Saturday, May 4, 2019, at approximately 12:15 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Acton Lane and Crain Highway for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. Dispatchers advised the 911 caller stated that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. While units were responding to the scene,...
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One Injured in Afternoon Crash in Helen

One Injured in Afternoon Crash in Helen

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, at approximately 4:10 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Chaptico Road in Helen, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles off the roadway in a t-bone style collision. One patient was transported to...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Postpone DUI Checkpoint Checkpoint Planned for Saturday, May 4

Police in St. Mary’s County Postpone DUI Checkpoint Checkpoint Planned for Saturday, May 4

UPDATE: Due to pending weather, the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack will postpone the Sobriety Checkpoint that was planned for Saturday, May 4, 2019. 5/2/2019: The Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, assisted by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in St. Mary’s County....
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Maryland State Police Arrest Trio In Armed Robbery, Kidnapping In St. Mary’s County

Maryland State Police Arrest Trio In Armed Robbery, Kidnapping In St. Mary’s County

Maryland State Police have arrested three people in connection with an armed robbery and kidnapping on Thursday in St. Mary’s County. The suspects, George Sewell, 50, of Lexington Park, Toinette Lathon, 55, of Waldorf, and Quadre Simmons, 26, of Lexington Park, are charged with first- and second-degree assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment and armed robbery....
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