Monthly Archives: August 2020

Lexington Park Man Charged with Attempted Murder After Drive-by Shooting in Leonardtown

Lexington Park Man Charged with Attempted Murder After Drive-by Shooting in Leonardtown

On July 22, 2020, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 27300 block of Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the reported assault involving a firearm. Deputies arrived on scene and located a female victim, age 31, suffering from a gunshot wound to her right foot. The victim advised deputies...
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Maryland Reports 92,426 COVID-19 Cases and 3,402 Deaths. An Increase of 1,282 Cases and 13 Deaths in Last 48 Hours

Maryland Reports 92,426 COVID-19 Cases and 3,402 Deaths. An Increase of 1,282 Cases and 13 Deaths in Last 48 Hours

As of Wednesdey, August 5, 2020, Maryland reports 92,426 COVID-19 cases and 3,402 deaths. An increase of 1,282 cases and 13 deaths, in last 48 hours. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 92,426 Number of persons tested negative : 889,969 Total testing volume : 1,332,181 Number of confirmed deaths : 3,402 Number of probable deaths...
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UPDATE: Police Identify Driver Killed After Tree Falls on Her Vehicle While Traveling on Route 235 in Mechanicsville

UPDATE: Police Identify Driver Killed After Tree Falls on Her Vehicle While Traveling on Route 235 in Mechanicsville

UPDATE: Tiaesa Sade Lake, 31 of Suitland, has been identified as the victim in the fatal collision. At the time of the collision, Lake was operating a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. UPDATE: On August 4, 2020, at approximately 9:33 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 29500 block of...
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National Weather Service Confirms Three Separate Tornados in St. Mary’s and Calvert County

National Weather Service Confirms Three Separate Tornados in St. Mary’s and Calvert County

The National Weather Service confirmed three separate Tornadoes in Southern Maryland, with two in St. Mary’s County, and one in Calvert County. The NWS reported they will be surveying storm data and damage and release a detailed report on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. EF 1 Tornado in Calvert County, 2.2-mile path from Dares Beach...
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Police Re-Arrest Man Connected to a Violent Domestic-Related Assault/ Attempted Murder

Police Re-Arrest Man Connected to a Violent Domestic-Related Assault/ Attempted Murder

UPDATE 8/4/2020: Charles County Sheriff’s officers assigned to the Warrant/Fugitive Unit located Eric Benjamin Mitchell, 22, of Waldorf who was wanted for leaving a rehab facility the courts had ordered him to after being charged with the attempted murder of his girlfriend.  On February 9, officers responded to a 9-1-1 call in the 3300...
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First Responders Urge Citizens to Stay Home, Firefighters Across Region Responding to Multiple Rescues, Having Trouble Handling Number of Calls

First Responders Urge Citizens to Stay Home, Firefighters Across Region Responding to Multiple Rescues, Having Trouble Handling Number of Calls

Police, fire and rescue personnel in Charles, St. Mary’s, and Prince George’s County are currently operating on multiple rescues due to vehicles driving into flood / standing water. Citizens are urged to TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!! WATER and OTHER RESCUES 9:00 a.m., Charles County / PG County line – Mutual aid for vehicle trapped...
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Tornado Confirmed in Leonardtown, No Known Injuries Reported

Tornado Confirmed in Leonardtown, No Known Injuries Reported

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado on the ground near Leonardtown, Maryland around 6:30 a.m. The tornado was tracked travelling Northwest at approximately 45 mph. Multiple readers reported they witnessed the tornado travel on Medleys Neck Road, and Point Lookout Road in the area of the Winter Sheet Metal. Fire and rescue personnel...
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UPDATED DAILY: Tornado, Hurricane, and Severe Weather Warnings and Alerts for Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s County

UPDATED DAILY: Tornado, Hurricane, and Severe Weather Warnings and Alerts for Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s County

MOST RECENT ALERTS WILL BE AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE, OLD/EXPIRED ALERTS WILL BE REMOVED Tornado Warning issued at 6:44 a.m., for Calvert & St. Mary’s – a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Patuxent River Naval Air Station, or near Town Creek, moving northwest at 20 mph. Town Creek...
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Cynthia Lynn Spalding, 56

Cynthia Lynn Spalding, 56

Cynthia Lynn Spalding, 56, of Hollywood, Maryland passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020 in Leonardtown, Maryland. Cindy was born on June 17, 1964, at St. Mary’s Hospital to Robert Louis and Elizabeth Jean Cusic. Cindy married her husband of 35 years Joseph Dennis (Stump) Spalding on May 25, 1985 at St. John’s Church...
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NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Restricted to Mission Essential Personnel/Telework Status Due to Hurricane Isaias

NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Restricted to Mission Essential Personnel/Telework Status Due to Hurricane Isaias

NAS Patuxent River has restricted access to critical personnel and mission essential personnel only as of 11 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 in response to Hurricane Isaias. Admin leave is granted for civil service employees who are not designated as mission essential personnel. Civil service employees scheduled to telework and those with situational telework agreements...
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Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) Reminds the Public to Prepare for Weather-Related Outages

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) Reminds the Public to Prepare for Weather-Related Outages

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is monitoring weather forecasts as Tropical Storm Isaias heads north along the eastern seaboard. With the potential impact of heavy rains and high winds facing Southern Maryland on Tuesday, area residents are urged to take steps to prepare for possible tropical storm-related power outages. According to SMECO spokesperson Tom...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Crash in Welcome Involving 40-Year-Old Pedestrian

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Crash in Welcome Involving 40-Year-Old Pedestrian

On August 1, 2020, at 10:16 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 8500 block of Gunston Road in Welcome, for the report of a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival, officers initiated CPR until paramedics arrived. The pedestrian was transported to a hospital with critical...
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Maryland Reports 91,144 COVID-19 Cases and 3,389 Deaths. An Increase of 2,798 Cases and 27 Deaths in Last 72 Hours

Maryland Reports 91,144 COVID-19 Cases and 3,389 Deaths. An Increase of 2,798 Cases and 27 Deaths in Last 72 Hours

As of Monday, August 3, 2020, Maryland reports 91,144 COVID-19 cases and 3,389 deaths. An increase of 2,798 cases and 27 deaths, in last 72 hours. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 91,144 Number of persons tested negative : 869,493 Total testing volume : 1,294,065 Number of confirmed deaths : 3,389 Number of probable deaths...
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State Police in La Plata Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Death of 76-Year-Old Pedestrian

State Police in La Plata Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Death of 76-Year-Old Pedestrian

On Saturday, August 1, 2020, at approximately 11:40 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in the 7300 block of Crain Highway, La Plata. Due to the seriousness of the collision, a Collision Reconstruction Specialist was requested to the scene. A Preliminary...
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Cobb Island Volunteer Fire and Rescue Member Douglas Hands Recognized for His Heroic Actions on Harry Nice Bridge

Cobb Island Volunteer Fire and Rescue Member Douglas Hands Recognized for His Heroic Actions on Harry Nice Bridge

On October 4, 2019, Mr. Douglas Hands was a passenger in a work vehicle, and noticed a vehicle stopped on the top of the Nice/Middleton Bridge. Mr. Hands thought the vehicle was disabled and his coworker attempted to drive around the stopped vehicle. As they were driving around, Mr. Hands noticed that a female...
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Southern Maryland to Prepare for Effects from Tropical Storm Isaias

Southern Maryland to Prepare for Effects from Tropical Storm Isaias

As of Monday, 5:00 a.m: A Tropical Storm Watch, and Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Cecil, Baltimore, Kent, Prince Georges, Anne Arundel, Queen Anne’s, Charles, St. Marys, Calvert, Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester County in Maryland. First responders urge all citizens to use extra caution during this time due to...
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AUDIO: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death in Lexington Park

AUDIO: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death in Lexington Park

On Sunday, August 2, 2020, at approximately 1:38 p.m., an ambulance from the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad was flagged down in the area of Three Notch Road and Great Mills Road by citizens stating they found a male unconscious in a pool of blood. Emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene and located...
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No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Rollover in Bryantown

No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Rollover in Bryantown

On Saturday, August 1, 2020, at approximately 6:45 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Olivers Shop Road and Fox Den Place, in Bryantown, for the motor vehicle accident with an occupant ejected from the vehicle. While Squad 2 was approaching the scene, Charles County Fire Dispatch advised the Charles...
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23-Year-Old Upper Marlboro Woman Killed After Head-on Collision in Prince George’s County

23-Year-Old Upper Marlboro Woman Killed After Head-on Collision in Prince George’s County

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Thursday evening in Clinton. The deceased driver is 23-year-old Tyra Dalton of Upper Marlboro. On July 30th, at approximately 9:00 pm, patrol officers were called to 7300 block of Old Alexandria Ferry Road for a collision involving two vehicles. The preliminary...
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Detectives Release Photos of Person of Interest in Fatal Shooting in Landover

Detectives Release Photos of Person of Interest in Fatal Shooting in Landover

Homicide Unit detectives are asking for the community to call with any information that could help identify the person of interest in a recent fatal shooting in Landover. Detectives would like to talk to the man in this newly-released pictures who we believe could have critical information into the murder of 30-year-old Ronald Henderson,...
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Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce Cancellation of Annual Carnival

Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce Cancellation of Annual Carnival

The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department regrets to announce the cancellation of our annual carnival. We know this is a staple in our area and our supporters look forward to attending every year. This was not an easy decision, but in light of the current health crisis, we feel your safety is the number...
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Officers Arrest Violent Armed Felon After 12-Hour Long Barricade Situation in Bryans Road

Officers Arrest Violent Armed Felon After 12-Hour Long Barricade Situation in Bryans Road

On August 1 at 4:02 p.m., officers responded to a single family home in the 2300 block of Pomonkey Creek Place in Bryans Road, MD for the report of an assault. Prior to arrival, officers were advised the suspect, Lavon Dwayne Chisley, 54, fled into his bedroom and used furniture to block the door...
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AUDIO: 56-Year-Old Male Transported to Trauma Center After 130 MPH Motorcycle Crash at Maryland International Raceway

AUDIO: 56-Year-Old Male Transported to Trauma Center After 130 MPH Motorcycle Crash at Maryland International Raceway

On Sunday, August 2, 2020, at approximately 6:11 p.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the Maryland International Raceway located at 27861 Budds Creek Road in Budds Creek, for the reported motorcycle accident with one patient semi-conscious. Medical personnel on the scene reported a 56-year-old male crashed on the drag strip at approximately 130...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Investigating Shooting Death of 12-Year-Old Indian Head Boy

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Investigating Shooting Death of 12-Year-Old Indian Head Boy

UPDATE: The Sheriff’s Office released the following statement: The victim is 12-years-old, not 10. We apologize – we were given the wrong year of birth. 8-1-2020: On July 31, 2020, at approximately 11:15 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 100 block of Riverwatch Drive in Indian Head for the...
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Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce the Passing of Past Fire Chief Wayne Hardesty

Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce the Passing of Past Fire Chief Wayne Hardesty

The Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department regrets to announce the untimely passing of Past Fire Chief Wayne Hardesty (1999-2000). He was a life member of our department, served in many capacities and our hearts are hanging very heavily today. More background on Chief Hardesty and funeral arrangements will be announced soon. Please keep his...
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