Monthly Archives: May 2020

AUDIO: Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting in La Plata, 22-Year-Old Male Flown to Area Trauma Center

AUDIO: Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting in La Plata, 22-Year-Old Male Flown to Area Trauma Center

On Thursday, May 14, 2020, at approximately 5:30 p.m., police responded to Carol’s Place and St. Mary’s Avenue in La Plata, for the report of gunshots and subjects screaming. Dispatchers told responding units a 911 caller gave an updated location reporting a gunshot victim in front of the Holiday Inn Express La Plata on...
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AUDIO: Police Say Speed, Driver Error, Alcohol, and Drugs Contributing Factors in Double Fatal Crash in Calvert

AUDIO: Police Say Speed, Driver Error, Alcohol, and Drugs Contributing Factors in Double Fatal Crash in Calvert

UPDATE – CCSO Press Release: On Thursday, May 14, 2020, at approximately 3:45 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to a single vehicle crash on northbound Rt. 4 (Southern Maryland Boulevard) in the area of Skinners Turn Road in Owings, MD. Units arrived on scene...
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COVID-19 Testing Underway at St. Mary’s County Detention & Rehabilitation Center

COVID-19 Testing Underway at St. Mary’s County Detention & Rehabilitation Center

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office (SMCSO) in partnership with St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital has launched a universal testing strategy for inmates and employees of the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center. “Testing has been going very well this week,” Corrections Major Deborah L. Diedrich said....
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Maryland Reports 35,903 Cases of COVID-19 and 1,748 Deaths, An Increase of 1,091 Cases and 54 Deaths

Maryland Reports 35,903 Cases of COVID-19 and 1,748 Deaths, An Increase of 1,091 Cases and 54 Deaths

As of Thursday, May 14, 2020, Maryland reports 35,903 cases of COVID-19 and 1,748 deaths. An increase of 1,091 cases and 54 deaths. The number of negative test results is currently 142,551, an increase of 3,789. Number of confirmed cases : 35,903 Number of negative test results : 142,551 Number of confirmed deaths : 1,748 Number of...
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Minor Injuries Reported After Race Car Overturns on Colton Point Road in Avenue

Minor Injuries Reported After Race Car Overturns on Colton Point Road in Avenue

On Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 8:40 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Colton Point Road and River Springs Lane in Avenue, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious, with one vehicle overturned with one subject trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the...
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The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Investigating Woman’s Death at Homeless Camp in Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Investigating Woman’s Death at Homeless Camp in Lexington Park

On Thursday, May 14, 2020, at approximately 8:20 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of South Coral Drive and East Rennell Avenue in Lexington Park, for the reported subject not breathing. Dispatchers advised the 911 caller reported a 35-year-old female not breathing at the homeless camp, with dispatchers attempting to...
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Stage One: Governor Hogan Announces Gradual Reopenings With Flexible, Community-Based Approach

Stage One: Governor Hogan Announces Gradual Reopenings With Flexible, Community-Based Approach

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the beginning of Stage One of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ which includes moving from a Stay at Home order to a Safer at Home public health advisory and the gradual reopenings of retail, manufacturing, houses of worship, and some personal services. Stage One will be implemented with...
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Gov. Hogan Announces Maryland to Lift Stay-at-Home Order on Friday

Gov. Hogan Announces Maryland to Lift Stay-at-Home Order on Friday

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the stay-home order will be lifted at 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2020. “The fight against this deadly disease if far from over. But because of incredible courage you have shown and the extraordinary sacrifices you have made, Maryland, and our nation, can now at least begin to slowly...
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Maryland Reports 34,812 Cases of COVID-19 and 1,694 Deaths, An Increase of 751 Cases and 51 Deaths

Maryland Reports 34,812 Cases of COVID-19 and 1,694 Deaths, An Increase of 751 Cases and 51 Deaths

As of Wednesday, May 13, 2020, Maryland reports 34,812 cases of COVID-19 and 1,694 deaths. An increase of 751 cases and 51 deaths. The number of negative test results is currently 138,762 an increase of 3.320. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 34,812 Number of negative test results : 138,762 Number of confirmed...
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Motor Vehicle Collision in Ridge Sends Vehicle Airborne, Operator Transported to Area Trauma Center

Motor Vehicle Collision in Ridge Sends Vehicle Airborne, Operator Transported to Area Trauma Center

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at approximately 7:40 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to 16719 Three Notch Road and D Bryans Lane in Ridge, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious, with one vehicle overturned with the occupant unconscious and trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to confirm one vehicle off the...
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Leonardtown Arts and Entertainment Online Now Hosting New Classes and Shows

Leonardtown Arts and Entertainment Online Now Hosting New Classes and Shows

Leonardtown’s NEW virtual programming platform, Leonardtown Arts & Entertainment Online, launched dually at www.VisitLeonardtownMD.com, and the “Town of Leonardtown” Facebook page on Sunday, April 26th. Classes and workshops on a variety of subjects such as cooking, fitness, knitting and dancing and original shows were featured and also included the Leonardtown Virtual Artist Showcase and...
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Sotterley Speaker Series 2020 Goes Virtual, Kick-off on Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m

Sotterley Speaker Series 2020 Goes Virtual, Kick-off on Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m

The Historic Sotterley is proud to kick-off the first event in its 2020 Sotterley Speaker Series when it brings to our community Pulitzer Prize winning author Alan Shaw Taylor as he talks about his latest book: Thomas Jefferson’s Education. Dr. Taylor’s presentation on May 20th will be held virtually since guests will be unable...
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Reginald Black Named 2020 Career Research and Development Student of the Year

Reginald Black Named 2020 Career Research and Development Student of the Year

St. Charles High School graduating senior Reginald Black was named the 2020 Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Career Research and Development (CRD) Student of the Year. Black was told the news last week when his CRD program teacher, Carmelia McNeill, surprised him at home. McNeill coordinated the visit in advance with Black’s family and...
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Last Day of the School Year for Charles County Public Schools Set for Thursday, June 11, 2020, Date Currently Pending Approval

Last Day of the School Year for Charles County Public Schools Set for Thursday, June 11, 2020, Date Currently Pending Approval

The last day of school for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students for the 2019-20 school year is Thursday, June 11. This is pending approval from the Maryland State Board of Education. The Board of Education of Charles County during its May 12 meeting approved the use of a five-day waiver to the 180-day...
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Prince George’s County Drug Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

Prince George’s County Drug Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis sentenced Kenneth Donnell Hoffman, age 43, of District Heights, Maryland, to 10 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, including crack cocaine, for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and for two...
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St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney Announces Cancellation of 2020 Project Graduation Events

St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney Announces Cancellation of 2020 Project Graduation Events

The St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney Richard Fritz and the State’s Attorney’s Office regretfully announce the cancellation of the 2020 Project Graduation events. This year, the unfortunate realities of the COVID-19 school closures and related safety measures have made it impossible to plan and execute this 36-year-old program. The State’s Attorney’s Office will work...
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COVID-19 Testing Now Offered at Additional Patient First Center in Prince George’s County

COVID-19 Testing Now Offered at Additional Patient First Center in Prince George’s County

Beginning Wednesday, May 13th, Patient First will begin drive-up COVID-19 testing by appointment at its location on Baltimore Avenue in Beltsville, MD. This will be the sixth Patient First center offering testing in the Maryland area.  Appointments at the Beltsville center may be scheduled now by calling the center at 240-542-5987. Patient First currently...
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Precise Systems Wins 5-Year $51.2 Million Contract, PMA-261 Heavy Lift Helicopters Program Office

Precise Systems Wins 5-Year $51.2 Million Contract, PMA-261 Heavy Lift Helicopters Program Office

Precise Systems announces the award of a five-year, $51.2M contract to provide program management support services to Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) Heavy Lift Helicopter Program Office (PMA-261). PMA-261 is responsible for multiple H-53 variants including the CH-53E, MH-53E and the CH-53K helicopters. The H-53 assault support missions include the lift and movement of...
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St. Mary’s County STS Transit System to Provide Additional Services Starting Wednesday, May 13, 2020

St. Mary’s County STS Transit System to Provide Additional Services Starting Wednesday, May 13, 2020

St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) has added Bus Route 3 and will begin running this service every other hour along Route 5 from Lexington Park to Leonardtown, Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting this Wednesday, May 13, 2020. STS will continue to operate the following schedules: Monday through Friday Rt....
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Summons Served in April 2020

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Summons Served in April 2020

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office criminal summons served in the month of April, 2020. 04/01/20- Mathis Oneal Holton, age 21 of Mechanicsville- CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana by Dep. Walker# 366. CASE# 12566-20 04/01/20- Nicholas Carman Bohrer, age 28 of Lexington Park- Theft by DFC. Budd# 325. CASE# 9810-20 04/01/20- Brittany Michelle Morey, age 31 of...
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No Injuries Reported After Rollover Collision in Charlotte Hall

No Injuries Reported After Rollover Collision in Charlotte Hall

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at approximately 4:25 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Mt Wolf Road in Charlotte Hall, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious, with one vehicle overturned. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two vehicles in the roadway with...
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Servpro Provides Decontamination for First Responders and Emergency Response Apparatus and Stations Across St. Mary’s and Calvert County

Servpro Provides Decontamination for First Responders and Emergency Response Apparatus and Stations Across  St. Mary’s and Calvert County

Servpro of St. Mary’s and Calvert County continue their decontamination process on our Emergency Response Vehicles. Over the past week they focused on decontaminating Fire Apparatus, Emergency Services (Animal Control), and Police (St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police Vehicles), and Fire Stations. Servpro continues to provide an in-depth cleaning of each...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Callaway Man On Firearms Violations In St. Mary’s County

Maryland State Police Arrest Callaway Man On Firearms Violations In St. Mary’s County

Maryland State Police arrested a St. Mary’s County man on open warrants for firearms-related charges and a violation of probation charge. Colin Jacob Eaton, 26, of Callaway, was arrested Monday, May 11, 2020, by troopers from the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division – Firearms Enforcement Unit. Eaton is charged with nine counts of...
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Maryland Reports 34,061 Cases of COVID-19 and 1,643 Deaths, An Increase of 688 Cases and 70 Deaths

Maryland Reports 34,061 Cases of COVID-19 and 1,643 Deaths, An Increase of 688 Cases and 70 Deaths

As of Tuesday, May 12, 2020, Maryland reports 34,061 cases of COVID-19 and 1,643 deaths. An increase of 688 cases and 70 deaths. The number of negative test results is currently 135,442 an increase of 4,035. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 34,061 Number of negative test results : 135,442 Number of confirmed...
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National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day to Honor the Service and Sacrifice of Law Enforcement

National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day to Honor the Service and Sacrifice of Law Enforcement

National Police Week recognizes the service and sacrifice of federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement. This year, the week will be observed Sunday, May 10 through Saturday, May 16, 2020. Peace Officers Memorial Day, which every year falls on May 15, specifically honors law enforcement officers killed or disabled in the line of...
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