Monthly Archives: May 2020

Fire Marshals Arrest Charles County Man After Setting His Hughesville House on Fire

Fire Marshals Arrest Charles County Man After Setting His Hughesville House on Fire

Deputy State Fire Marshals charged a Charles County man yesterday after determining he was responsible for intentionally setting fire to a family-owned, single-family dwelling. The home was co-owned by the suspect, Paul Sherwood Swann, age 55, and his brother Wardell Swann. On April 24, 2020, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded...
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Hollywood Volunteers Rescue Man Who Fell Down Cliff on Riding Lawnmower in Hollywood, Victim Transported to Area Trauma Center

Hollywood Volunteers Rescue Man Who Fell Down Cliff on Riding Lawnmower in Hollywood, Victim Transported to Area Trauma Center

On Saturday, May 2, 2020, at approximately 11:30 a.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the 45300 block of Scotch Neck Road and Daniels Road in Hollywood, for the injuries after a long fall down an embankment. Dispatchers then advised the victim, an 83-year-old male was on a riding lawnmower when the victim and...
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Police Investigating Fatal Overdose in Great Mills

Police Investigating Fatal Overdose in Great Mills

On Sunday, May 3, 2020, at approximately 9:00 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the 45700 block of Guenther Drive in Great Mills, for the reported overdose with one not breathing. Dispatchers advised the 911 caller reported the patient overdosed, then called back stating the patient was not breathing and turning blue...
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VIDEO: Smoke Detectors Alert Four Adults and Two Children of Fast Moving Structure Fire in Capitol Heights, Fire Deemed Accidental

VIDEO: Smoke Detectors Alert Four Adults and Two Children of Fast Moving Structure Fire in Capitol Heights, Fire Deemed Accidental

On Monday, May 4, 2020, at approximately 11:35 a.m., firefighters responded to the 7200 block of Joplin Street in Capitol Heights, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 2-story duplex with fire showing from the front and rear of the residence. Prince George County Fire Officials reported the...
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Vascular Surgeon Joseph C. Wuamett, MD, RPVI Joins CalvertHealth, Center for Vascular Care

Vascular Surgeon Joseph C. Wuamett, MD, RPVI Joins CalvertHealth, Center for Vascular Care

CalvertHealth Medical Group is pleased to announce the addition of board-certified vascular surgeon Joseph C. Wuamett, MD, RPVI to the Center for Vascular Care at CalvertHealth. He brings broad-based experience in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of vascular issues from varicose veins to aortic aneurysms as well as dialysis access and chronic wounds....
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UM Charles Regional Medical Center Blood Drives Gain Outstanding Community Support

UM Charles Regional Medical Center Blood Drives Gain Outstanding Community Support

University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center (UM CRMC) partnered with the American Red Cross in April to help the organization fill the need for blood donations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cancellations of blood drives across the Washington, DC region at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a significant reduction in blood...
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Calvert Marine Museum Cancels Summer Waterside Music Series Concerts

Calvert Marine Museum Cancels Summer Waterside Music Series Concerts

Calvert Marine Museum posted the following message on their website: After considering the advice of state leaders, medical professionals, and our partners in the entertainment industry, we can now provide you with an update on our current plan for this summer. We are heartbroken to share that the museum will be unable to host...
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Letter to the Editor: National Nurses Week (May 6 – 12), from the St. Mary’s County Health Department

Letter to the Editor: National Nurses Week (May 6 – 12), from the St. Mary’s County Health Department

Dear Editor: We celebrate National Nurses Week (May 6 – 12) each year in appreciation of the dedicated men and women who give of themselves to selflessly provide care, encouragement and support for patients, families and their community. This year, due to the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, now more than ever most of us have...
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VIDEO: Man Runs from Police and Gets Stuck in Drainage Pipe in Hollywood

VIDEO: Man Runs from Police and Gets Stuck in Drainage Pipe in Hollywood

On Saturday, May 2, 2020, at approximately 11:00 a.m., police responded to the 23500 block of Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood, for the reported domestic assault. Officers arrived on the scene to find Anthony John Knittel assaulted family members and left the scene prior to the arrival of police, and was described as wearing...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Arson Boat Fire in White Plains

State Fire Marshal Investigating Arson Boat Fire in White Plains

On Saturday, May 2, 2020, at approximately 12:53 p.m., police responded to 10651 Deacon Road in White Plains, for the boat fire reported out. Officers arrived on the scene to find a custom designed, aluminum boat with significant fire damage to the cockpit and hull. The owner has been identified as John McNay, with...
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26,408 Total COVID-19 Cases in Maryland, with 1,216 Deaths – An Increase of 2,936 cases and 118 Deaths Over the Weekend

26,408 Total COVID-19 Cases in Maryland, with 1,216 Deaths – An Increase of  2,936 cases and 118 Deaths Over the Weekend

As of Monday, May 4, 2020, Maryland has a total of 26,408 cases with 1,216 deaths, which is an increase of 2,936 cases and 118 deaths over the weekend. An additional 13,076 test came back negative, bringing the total to 110,587 negative cases. Number of confirmed cases : 26,408 Number of negative test results...
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382 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 and 3 Deaths at State & Local Facilities Reported (5/5/20)

382 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 and 3 Deaths at State & Local Facilities Reported (5/5/20)

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home has 6 staff cases, 12 patient Cases, and 1 patient Death. Jessup Correctional Institution *Including Baltimore Pretrial Complex (BPFJ) has 43 staff cases, 17 inmate cases and 2 inmate deaths. Charles County Detention Center has 2 staff cases and 1 inmate case. Prince George’s County Jail has 31 staff cases...
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VIDEO: Two Transported to Trauma Center After Serious Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Two Transported to Trauma Center After Serious Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

UPDATE: On May 3, 2020, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 20900 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported single vehicle collision. Upon arrival deputies located a vehicle off the roadway with three injured occupants. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded...
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La Plata and Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Departments Save Trapped Kitten in Spillway at Hospital

La Plata and Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Departments Save Trapped Kitten in Spillway at Hospital

On Sunday, May 3, 2020, police and firefighters responded to the UM Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, for the confined space animal rescue. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find a kitten trapped in the spillway at the hospital. La Plata Volunteer Fire Department and Confined Space Team from Potomac Heights  Volunteer...
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45-Year-Old Lexington Park Babysitter Charged with Felony Child Abuse and Assault of Two Infant children

45-Year-Old Lexington Park Babysitter Charged with Felony Child Abuse and Assault of Two Infant children

On April 15, 2020 at approximately 1:00 p.m., Trooper First Class A. Opirhory and Master Trooper J. Preston from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to a residence on Ricky Drive, in Hollywood, for a reported child abuse. Upon arrival and making contact with the two complainants, both advised that their child care...
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Maryland Reports 25,462 Cases of COVID-19, and 1,182 Deaths, an Increase of 989 Cases and 26 Deaths

Maryland Reports 25,462 Cases of COVID-19, and 1,182 Deaths, an Increase of 989 Cases and 26 Deaths

Number of confirmed cases : 25,462 Number of negative test results : 107,332 Number of confirmed deaths : 1,182 Number of probable deaths : 99 Currently hospitalized : 1,635 Acute care : 1,070 Intensive care : 565 Ever hospitalized : 5,051 Released from isolation : 1,666 Cases and Deaths Data Breakdown: Parenthesis = Confirmed death, laboratory-confirmed positive COVID-19 test result Asterisk =...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Large Barn Fire in Mechanicsville, No Injuries Reported

State Fire Marshal Investigating Large Barn Fire in Mechanicsville, No Injuries Reported

On Saturday, May 2, 2020, at approximately 7:00 p.m., more than 40 firefighters from Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Leonardtown, Seventh District and Charles County responded to the 27800 block of Mechanicsville Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported barn on fire. Dispatchers advised all responding units the 911 center received multiple calls stating they heard an explosion...
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TRAFFIC ALERT: Large Funeral Procession for Marcus Paxton to Travel Through Prince George, Anne Arundel, St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Charles Counties

TRAFFIC ALERT: Large Funeral Procession for Marcus Paxton to Travel Through Prince George, Anne Arundel, St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Charles Counties

On Saturday, May 2, 2020, between 10:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel will be escorting Marcus Paxton on his “Coming Home” ride from Baltimore City, traveling South through Anne Arundel County, into Prince George’s County, into Charles County, into Calvert County, and into St Mary’s County, ending at Bay District...
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Maryland Sees Another Large Spike in COVID-19 Cases, Total of 24,473 with 1,156 deaths, an Increase Overnight of 1,001 Cases and 58 Deaths

Maryland Sees Another Large Spike in COVID-19 Cases, Total of 24,473 with 1,156 deaths, an Increase Overnight of 1,001 Cases and 58 Deaths

As of Saturday, May 2, 2020, Maryland reports another large increase in COVID-19 Cases, putting the total to 24,473 cases and 1,156 deaths. An increase of 1,001 cases and 58 deaths. Number of negative test results is now at a total of 101,049, with 3,538 negative test results in the last 24 hours. Number...
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4,707 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 and 533 Deaths in Maryland Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, Rehabilitation Centers and Jails

4,707 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 and 533 Deaths in Maryland Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, Rehabilitation Centers and Jails

As of Friday, May 1, 2020, the Springfield Hospital Center, Spring Grove Psychiatric Hospital, Charles County Detention Center, the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, and the Prince Georges County Jail, have been removed from the list the Maryland Department of Health provides, and it is currently unknown why those have been removed, and if the...
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Police Arrest Two Suspects in Connection with Murder in Waldorf Two Weeks Ago

Police Arrest Two Suspects in Connection with Murder in Waldorf Two Weeks Ago

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division have arrested two people in connection with a murder that occurred on Aldermans Place two weeks ago. The details of the case are as follows: On Monday, April 20, 2020, at approximately 2:10 p.m., Deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the...
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Maryland Sees Largest Increase of COVID-19 Cases Yet, Reporting 23,472 Cases and 1,098 Deaths, an Increase of 1,730 Cases and 51 Deaths

Maryland Sees Largest Increase of COVID-19 Cases Yet, Reporting 23,472 Cases and 1,098 Deaths, an Increase of 1,730 Cases and 51 Deaths

As of Friday, May 1, 2020, Maryland sees the largest increase of COVID-19 Cases to date, with the total number of cases being 23,472 cases with 1,098 deaths, which is an increase overnight of 1,730 cases and 51 deaths. An additional 4,894 test came back negative, bringing the total to 97,511 negative cases. Number...
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Governor Larry Hogan has National Guard Protecting Coronavirus Test Kits From Federal Government

Governor Larry Hogan has National Guard Protecting Coronavirus Test Kits From Federal Government

Governor Larry Hogan has deployed the National Guard and state police to keep the federal government from seizing the 500,000 COVID-19 tests he acquired from South Korea — and which are now being stored in a secret location “The National Guard and the State Police are both guarding these tests at an undisclosed location,”...
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