Monthly Archives: February 2021

Governor Hogan Announces COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop Below 1,000 For First Time Since November 16

Governor Hogan Announces COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop Below 1,000 For First Time Since November 16

Governor Larry Hogan announced that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the State of Maryland have dropped below 1,000 for the first time since November 16. COVID hospitalizations are down by more than half from their peak in January. In addition: The seven-day positivity rate (4.08%) is at the lowest level since November 2, and has dropped...
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Timothy Allen Ridgell, 63

Timothy Allen Ridgell, 63

Timothy Allen Ridgell – the Man, the Myth, the Legend – of St. Inigoes, MD crossed the veil while among the mountains of West Virginia on February 14, 2021. Timmy, as he was known by many, was a lifelong resident of St Mary’s County. He was born at Quantico Naval Hospital to John Allen...
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VIDEO: Five Displaced After House Fire in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

VIDEO: Five Displaced After House Fire in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

On Sunday, February 21, 2021, at approximately 2:28 a.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, Valley Lee responded to 46823 Flower Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported house fire with one animal trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find an end of the row two-story townhouse with smoke and fire showing...
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Bailey Family Loses 20 Beloved Vehicles After Large Fire in Bushwood, State Fire Marshal Investigating Cause

Bailey Family Loses 20 Beloved Vehicles After Large Fire in Bushwood, State Fire Marshal Investigating Cause

Luckily no injuries were reported in this incident, however, the community, family and friends are deeply saddened of the loss of approximately 20 beloved vehicles that belonged to William Edward “Eddie” Bailey in a fire on Friday, February 19, 2021 in Bushwood. One family member, Rick Mattingly, released the following on Facebook. “When my...
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One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Serious Collision in Prince Frederick

One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Serious Collision in Prince Frederick

On Friday, February 19, 2021 at approximately 5:50 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Route 4 and Sixes Road in Prince Frederick, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious. Crews arrived on the scene to find one vehicle into a guardrail and on its side with the operator trapped....
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VIDEO: State Fire Marshal Investigating Leonardtown House Fire, No Injuries Reported

VIDEO: State Fire Marshal Investigating Leonardtown House Fire, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE: On Friday, February 19, 2021, at 4:31 a.m., 40 firefighters from St. Mary’s and Calvert County responded to  39593 Potomac Avenue in Leonardtown, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two-story single family residence with fire showing throughout the entire house. The owner is identified as...
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Police Searching for Third Suspect After Making Two Arrests Following Multiple Robberies in Calvert

Police Searching for Third Suspect After Making Two Arrests Following Multiple Robberies in Calvert

State police search for a female suspect while two others have been arrested and charged in connection with two recent Calvert County robberies. The two suspects arrested are identified as John Francis Dorsey, 68, of Lexington Park and Ricky Ricardo Buck, 32, of Lusby. After consultation with the Calvert County State’s Attorney, both were...
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UPDATE: Woman Found Safe and Unharmed – Charles County Police Seeking Public’s Help Locating Missing Woman Who Has Dementia

UPDATE: Woman Found Safe and Unharmed – Charles County Police Seeking Public’s Help Locating Missing Woman Who Has Dementia

UPDATE: Police report Rood has been found in Glen Burnie safe and unharmed. Charles County Sheriff’s officers are asking for the public’s help in locating Sharon Deloris Rood, 81, of Waldorf, who was reported missing by a family member with whom she resides. According to the reporting person, Ms. Rood left her home on...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating One Shot at A&E Motel in Lexington Park

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating One Shot at A&E Motel in Lexington Park

UPDATE: On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at approximately 3:36 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21600 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported assault with injury. Contact was made with the victim who advised two individuals knocked on the door, demanding entry. The victim...
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NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Two-Hour Delayed Arrival Thursday, February 18, 2021, Due to Weather

NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Two-Hour Delayed Arrival Thursday, February 18, 2021, Due to Weather

NAS Patuxent River is open on a 2-hour delayed arrival schedule for Thursday, February 18, 2021 due to inclement weather. Critical personnel must report to work as previously scheduled. Civil service employees designated as non-critical who choose to report to work will be granted admin leave for the hours before the set delayed arrival...
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Mechanicsville Felon Arrested After Commiting Drive-By Shooting, and Hours Long Barricade Situation

Mechanicsville Felon Arrested After Commiting Drive-By Shooting, and Hours Long Barricade Situation

On February 16, 2021, at approximately 3:26 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 28100 block of Mechanicsville Road in Mechanicsville, for the report of gunshots. Investigation determined an individual fired multiple rounds from a vehicle and fled the scene. Officers in the area located numerous shell casings. The...
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St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission Advises of Water Main Break in Lexington Park

St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission Advises of Water Main Break in Lexington Park

A water main break requiring immediate repairs will require turning off water service resulting in a temporary interruption of water supply from 12:00 p.m until 6:00 p.m. The expected time to repair the break is approximately 6 hours to complete. The areas affected include these communities & locations: Bay Ridge Cecil’s Mill Elizabeth Hills...
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No Injuries Reported After Rollover Collision in Hughesville, Police Investigating

No Injuries Reported After Rollover Collision in Hughesville, Police Investigating

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at approximately 5:00 am, police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Carrico Mill Road and Oaks Road in Hughesville, for the reported motor vehicle collision. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway that had rolled over and landed upright with...
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First Responder Urges Motorist to Watch for School Buses as Students Return to School

First Responder Urges Motorist to Watch for School Buses as Students Return to School

As part of its Safe Return to School Plan, St. Mary’s County Public Schools are welcoming back some students on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office advises motorists to be mindful of school buses on the roads and students at bus stops. Students returning to schools this week are...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Jamall Amir Christian Walker, 33

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Jamall Amir Christian Walker, 33

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Jamall Amir Christian Walker, age 33. Walker is wanted for Theft Over $100,000.00, Theft Scheme, and Fraudulent ID Theft. Anyone with information in regards to Walker, is asked to please contact the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office at (410) 535-2800 and/or DFC Chip Ward at...
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UDPATE: No Injuries Reported After Plane Crash in Charles County, FAA and Maryland State Police Investigating

UDPATE: No Injuries Reported After Plane Crash in Charles County, FAA and Maryland State Police Investigating

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at approximately 9:47 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 6298 Bumpy Oak Road near the Rail Trails, for the reported airplane crash Crews arrived on the scene to find a small Cessna 150 aircraft in the wooded area with both occupants out of the...
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No Injuries Reported and One Cat Saved After Two Residences Damaged by Fire in Hollywood

No Injuries Reported and One Cat Saved After Two Residences Damaged by Fire in Hollywood

On Monday, February 15, 2021, at approximately 2:40 p.m., firefighters from Hollywood, Bay District, Leonardtown, Seventh District, Solomons and NAS Patuxent River responded to 43625 St. Johns Road and Whispering Hickory Lane in Hollywood, for the reported trailer on fire next to another residence. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single wide...
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AUDIO: Two Firefighters and One Home Occupant Injured After House Fire in Bushwood

AUDIO: Two Firefighters and One Home Occupant Injured After House Fire in Bushwood

On February 15, 2021, at 7:11 p.m., firefighters in St. Mary’s County responded to 37240 Gibson Road in Bushwood, for the reported chimney fire that was believed to have spread into the attic. Crews arrived on the scene to find a one story single family dwelling with fire showing from all four sides. 70...
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Firefighters Respond to Third Structure Fire in Less Than 24 Hours

Firefighters Respond to Third Structure Fire in Less Than 24 Hours

On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at approximately 4:45 a.m., firefighters from Charles, Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Leonardtown and Bay District responded to the area of 26450 Three Notch Road and Reed Court in Mechanicsville, for the reported garage on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to confirm a “working” fire and found a tractor and a...
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NAS Patuxent River FCLP Training Flights Scheduled for February 18, 2021 to March 2, 2021

NAS Patuxent River FCLP Training Flights Scheduled for February 18, 2021 to March 2, 2021

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place February 18, 2021 to March 2, 2021. Test events are scheduled from 8:00 a.m., to 6:00 p.m. Pilots at NAS PAX will be conducting Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLPs). FCLPs are simulated carrier landings conducted to prepare...
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Maryland State Police Seeking Assistance in Investigating Multiple Unsolved Fatal Hit-And-Run Crashes

Maryland State Police Seeking Assistance in Investigating Multiple Unsolved Fatal Hit-And-Run Crashes

Maryland State Police are seeking the public’s assistance in investigating several unsolved fatal hit-and-run crashes that have been reported over the past year. These crashes occurred between Feb. 29, 2020 and Sept. 27, 2020 in Howard, Baltimore and Prince George’s counties. None of these cases are believed to be connected. The most recent case...
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Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Identity of Waldorf Home Depot Theft Suspect

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Identity of Waldorf Home Depot Theft Suspect

Can you identify this person? Officers would like to speak to him in reference to a theft which took place in November, 2020, at the Home Depot in Waldorf. Anyone with information about this person is asked to contact PFC Chambers at 301-932-2222 or by email at [email protected] Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous should...
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Maryland Comptroller Franchot Announces Processing of RELIEF Act Payments Has Begun

Maryland Comptroller Franchot Announces Processing of RELIEF Act Payments Has Begun

Comptroller Peter Franchot today joined with key agency personnel to outline how the Comptroller’s Office will process stimulus payments included in the RELIEF Act of 2021. Comptroller Franchot’s office will issue more than $200 million in payments over the next several weeks to help struggling Maryland taxpayers, unemployment insurance claimants, small businesses and nonprofit...
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Firefighters Perform Confined Space Rescue in Callaway to Save Dog That Fell Into Well

Firefighters Perform Confined Space Rescue in Callaway to Save Dog That Fell Into Well

On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at approximately 8:50 a.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Piney Point Road and Point Lookout Road in Callaway, for the animal rescue. Crews from Valley Lee arrived on the scene to find a large dog approximately 20 feet down an open well, and requested Bay...
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VIDEO: Governor Hogan Presents Official Governor’s Citation to 8-Year-Old Cavanaugh Bell

VIDEO: Governor Hogan Presents Official Governor’s Citation to 8-Year-Old Cavanaugh Bell

Governor Larry Hogan recently held a video conference with eight-year-old Gaitherburg native Cavanaugh Bell, who has garnered local and national recognition for his philanthropic efforts, including the founding of his own food bank, and activism against bullying. “From the beginning of this pandemic, I have been talking about what it is like to be Maryland...
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