Monthly Archives: January 2020

The Office of the State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad Introduces New Bomb Disposal Robot

The Office of the State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad is prepared to deploy its newest bomb disposal robot. Bomb Technicians have been training for months on the new Telerob Telemax PRO. On Monday, February 3, 2020, the robot will be placed into service and ready to mitigate possible explosive hazards. The Office of the...
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Town of Chesapeake Beach – Press Release on Cliff Collapse South of Bayfront Park/Brownies Beach

Town of Chesapeake Beach – Press Release on Cliff Collapse South of Bayfront Park/Brownies Beach

This morning, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Department, Twin Beach Deputies and North Beach Volunteer Fire Department responded to reports of a cliff collapse just south of the Town owned beach, Bayfront Park. At the time of the report individuals were searching for fossils past the area that is open to the public, within private...
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Waldorf Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted First-Degree Murder, Pleads Conspiracy to Commit Murder in Separate Case

Waldorf Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted First-Degree Murder, Pleads Conspiracy to Commit Murder in Separate Case

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on January 29, 2020, Michael Rashid Moore, 22 of Waldorf, entered a guilty plea in Charles County Circuit Court, in front of the Honorable Judge William R. Greer, Jr., to the Attempted First-Degree Murder of Ronald Murphy, Jr., Use of a Firearm in the Commission...
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VIDEO: Rescuers Located Person who was Previously Unaccounted for After a Cliff Collapsed at Brownies Beach

VIDEO: Rescuers Located Person who was Previously Unaccounted for After a Cliff Collapsed at Brownies Beach

UPDATE 10:25 a.m.: All Police & Fire Units are clearing the scene at Brownies Beach. Everything checked ok. No injuries were reported after a cliff collapse in Calvert County. Emergency crews were on the scene near Brownies Beach in the Sunderland area. A person who was unaccounted for has been located. 1/30/2020 @10:00 –...
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Maryland State Police Reminds Motorists Not To Drive Impaired This Super Bowl Weekend

Maryland State Police Reminds Motorists Not To Drive Impaired This Super Bowl Weekend

The Baltimore Ravens may have come up short in their pursuit of a championship, but the Maryland State Police know there will still be plenty of people hosting and attending Super Bowl parties this Sunday. Troopers are reminding motorists to enjoy the game, but avoid driving impaired when going to or leaving from their...
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Lexington Park Man Sentenced to 25 Years After Hitting Woman in the Head with a Cinder Block

Lexington Park Man Sentenced to 25 Years After Hitting Woman in the Head with a Cinder Block

UPDATE 1/30/2020: Mitchell William Donnelly, 26, of Lexington Park, was sentenced to twenty-five years suspended down to twenty (20) years in prison for his involvement in a domestic violence assault. After serving his twenty year sentence in prison, the Defendant will be placed on five years of supervised probation and will have another five...
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Maryland Department of Agriculture Now Accepting Applications for 2020 Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program

The purpose of the Maryland Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program is to register industrial hemp growing sites and facilitate the research of industrial hemp in any aspect of growing, cultivating, harvesting, processing, manufacturing, transporting, marketing, or selling industrial hemp for agricultural, industrial, or commercial purposes. This program requires farmers partner with institutes of higher...
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The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Currently Seeking Assistance in Identifying California Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft investigation. On Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at 1:30 pm, the suspect walked out of the Giant grocery store in California without paying for food and other merchandise. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or...
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18-Year-Old Calvert Woman Arrested for Intoxicated Public Disturbance, Disorderly Conduct, and Indecent Exposure

On January 25, 2020, Deputy Deleon responded to the area of CVS in Dunkirk for the report of an intoxicated person. Calvert County Emergency Communications advised that a female was seen stumbling along the road, and falling into the grass. Upon arrival, Deputy Deleon observed Chloe Kaitlin Hitt, 18, who appeared to be intoxicated,...
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Governor Hogan Announces Bay Bridge Work and All-Electronic Tolling to be Complete by Summer 2020

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that all lanes at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge will be open this summer as deck work on the westbound right lane is completed a year ahead of schedule and all-electronic tolling goes live. The governor was joined by Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Executive Director James F. Ports, Jr. and...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested After Firing Shotgun Into an Occupied Residence

Lexington Park Man Arrested After Firing Shotgun Into an Occupied Residence

On January 27, 2020, at approximately 1:13 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46500 block of Midway Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported shots fired. A preliminary investigation determined Dartanyen Rodell Saunders, 19, of Lexington Park, responded to the victim’s residence armed with a shotgun. Saunders discharged...
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Bel Alton House Fire Deemed Accidental, Occupants Escape with No Injuries After Smoke Detectors Alert Them

On Monday, January 27, 2020, at approximately 11:05 p.m., firefighters from Bel Alton, La Plata,Waldorf and surround departments responded to 9805 Canary Drive in Bel Alton, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find fire showing from the side of a one story residence with extensions into the attic and...
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Governor Hogan Honors 2020 Century Farm Families, Award Celebrates 100 Years of Continuous Farm Ownership, Operation by Same Family

Governor Larry Hogan today honored six Maryland farm families during the 2020 Century Farm ceremony at the State House. This recognition is given to farms that have been owned and operated by the same family for more than 100 years. This year’s ceremony included five Century Farms and one Bicentennial Farm. “Today is a...
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Statement from Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen Calling Upon the House of Representatives to Vote to Extend Scheduling of Fentanyl-Related Substances

Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen issued the following statement: “Sadly, in 2017, more than 1,000 Americans died every two weeks from fentanyl and fentanyl-related substances.  In an effort to combat this deadly drug epidemic, DOJ’s Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in February 2018 issued a temporary emergency two-year order that made illegal all fentanyl-related...
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Maryland Agriculture Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF) Accepting Applications for FY21 Easement Cycle

The Maryland Agriculture Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF) has announced that it will accept applications for the Fiscal Year 2021 Easement Cycle. A landowner that has a minimum of 50 contiguous acres, is not in the 10-year water and sewer plan for the County and has a minimum of 50% Class I, II, or III...
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VIDEO: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Currently Seeking Identity of Package Thief in Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft investigation. On Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 at 2:23 pm, the suspect stole a package from the victim’s front porch at the 46300 block of Shining Willow Lane in Lexington Park. The box contained a pair of tie-dyed...
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Two Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident in Mechanicsville

On Monday, January 27 2020, at approximately 4:30 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Loveville Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a rear end style collision with one person trapped. Firefighters from Hollywood,...
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VIDEO: Firefighters Respond to Excavator Fire in Hollywood

On Monday, January 27, 2020 at approximately 4:15 p.m., firefighters from Hollywood, Bay District, Leonardtown, Seventh District and NAS Patuxent River responded to 45300 Daniel’s Road in Hollywood, for a reported commercial vehicle fire next to a structure. Engine 72, Truck 7, Tanker 74, and Captain 7 responded with 12 Volunteers shortly after dispatch...
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UPDATE: Man who Robbed Liquor Store and Bank Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

UPDATE: Man who Robbed Liquor Store and Bank Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

UPDATE 1/28/2020:Corey Scott Angstadt, 52, of California, was sentenced to fifteen years in prison for his involvement in a bank robbery at the Suntrust Bank in California, and fifteen years in prison for his involvement in a robbery of the Twist Wine and Spirits Store in Lexington Park. State’s Attorney Richard Fritz prosecuted both...
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VIDEO: Barricade Situation in Lexington Park Ends with Suspect Being Shot and Killed

VIDEO: Barricade Situation in Lexington Park Ends with Suspect Being Shot and Killed

UPDATE 1/28/2020 @ 4:30 am – On January 27, 2020, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 19800 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported domestic assault, property destruction and homicidal threats. Once on scene, officers were advised by the victim that John Francis Tippett Jr.,...
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Man Shaken Up by $200,016 Powerball Win at Country Place Liquor in Bryans Road

A six-figure Maryland Lottery win finally arrived for a loyal Prince George’s County player, who remembers winning $1,125 with a game when the Lottery began in 1973. The Clinton resident has won small amounts since then but nothing like the $200,016 prize he is taking home from a winning Powerball quick-pick ticket. The 52-year-old...
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One Injured After Propane Tank Fire in Lexington Park

On Thursday, January 23, 2020, at approximately 3:10 p.m., firefighters from Bay District and NAS Patuxent River responded to 46485 Sell Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported propane tank on fire threatening a residence. Crews arrived on the scene to find a small propane tank venting and on fire, with three occupants in...
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Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Places New Rescue Engine 92 in Service

On January 26, 2020,  members of the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department gathered together at California Station 9 to place Rescue Engine 92 into service. Since Rescue Engine 92 is dedicated to Past Fire Chief Doug Medley, Bay District had asked Mrs. Waverley Medley to call St. Mary’s Communications to place it in service...
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Two Adults and Five Pets Displaced After Single Vehicle Strikes House and Unoccupied Vehicle in Lexington Park

On Sunday, January  26, 2020 at approximately 2:20 a.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to 21598 Forest Park Road, and Long Lane in Lexington Park, for the reported serious motor vehicle accident involving a structure. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle in the front yard of a residence resting...
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Cobb Island Volunteers Announces Passing of Past Member Robert (Bob) Bornschein

Cobb Island Volunteers Announces Passing of Past Member Robert (Bob) Bornschein

Robert J. Bornschein, 55, of Newburg, MD, passed away Jan. 23, 2020. A celebration of life will be held at the Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department on Feb. 1, 2020 at 11 am, Pastor Joe Blanton officiating. Bob was born in New York April 24, 1964 to Robert and Elizabeth Bornschein. He graduated from...
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