Monthly Archives: April 2021

State Association Names Wade School Counselor as Maryland Elementary School Counselor of the Year

State Association Names Wade School Counselor as Maryland Elementary School Counselor of the Year

Constance Johnson, a school counselor at William B. Wade Elementary School, was recently named the Elementary School Counselor of the Year by the Maryland School Counselor Association. When Johnson started with Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) in 2014, she split her time between Wade and C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School before beginning at Wade...
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Detectives Arrest Landover Man for Theft Scheme After Stealing Multiple Honda Airbags

Detectives Arrest Landover Man for Theft Scheme After Stealing Multiple Honda Airbags

Detectives assigned to our Washington Area Vehicle Enforcement team have arrested and charged 30-year-old Michael Roane of the 600 block of Stretford Way in Landover. Roane is charged with thirty-five counts of theft-scheme, motor vehicle theft, tampering with motor vehicles and other related charges. Following a lengthy investigation into airbag thefts, detectives with the...
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Baby Saved After 18-Year-Old Mother is Shot and Killed in Capitol Heights, Police Investigating and Searching for Suspect

Baby Saved After 18-Year-Old Mother is Shot and Killed in Capitol Heights, Police Investigating and Searching for Suspect

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating the fatal shooting of 18-year-old J’Lyn Quinones of Suitland. Quinones and a second female were shot on Tuesday in the unincorporated section of Capitol Heights. The second victim’s injuries are not considered life-threatening. Quinones was pregnant. Her unborn baby was delivered during emergency surgery...
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Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Effect for St. Mary’s and Calvert County

Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Effect for St. Mary’s and Calvert County

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northwestern St. Mary’s County, and Central Charles County until 1:30 p.m. At 12:43 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located near Nanjemoy Creek, moving northeast at 45 mph. HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. IMPACT…Damaging winds will cause some trees and large...
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Calvert County Youth Football Coach Indicted on Rape and Sex Abuse of a Three Teen Age Boys

Calvert County Youth Football Coach Indicted on Rape and Sex Abuse of a Three Teen Age Boys

UPDATE 4/21/2021: Robert Harvey, Calvert County State’s Attorney, announces that the Grand Jury has returned 3 indictments charging Moshe Michael Imel, 50, of Owings, with numerous counts of child sexual abuse. The indictments allege violations over a time period of 2012 to 2020 involving 3 separate victims. All victims were alleged to have been...
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Leonardtown Square New Traffic Patterns and Signs

Leonardtown Square New Traffic Patterns and Signs

Motorists in downtown Leonardtown should be aware of new traffic patterns, which include three new stop signs. Washington Street is now a through street with stop signs for both directions on Fenwick Street. Park Avenue is now one way from Washington Street driving east toward the hotel.
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The Prince George’s County Police Department Mourns Death of Off-Duty Officer

The Prince George’s County Police Department Mourns Death of Off-Duty Officer

The Prince George’s County Police family is mourning the loss of an off-duty officer Corporal Ahmed Lopez who passed away last Tuesday evening during a medical emergency. Corporal Lopez was a 15-year veteran of the agency. The well-liked, dedicated officer spent the majority of his career assigned to the Bureau of Patrol – at...
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Calvert County Prescription Drug “Take-Back” Day on Saturday, April 24, 2021

Calvert County Prescription Drug “Take-Back” Day on Saturday, April 24, 2021

Prevent unused and expired prescription medications from being misused by turning them in at a no-questions-asked event sponsored by the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. (CAASA) in partnership with local law enforcement and the Calvert County Department of Parks and Recreation. Residents are urged to properly dispose of unused prescriptions Saturday, April 24...
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UPDATE: 2-Year-Old Boy Killed in Waldorf Motor Vehicle Collision, Maryland State Police Investigating

UPDATE: 2-Year-Old Boy Killed in Waldorf Motor Vehicle Collision, Maryland State Police Investigating

UPDATE 4/21/2021: The Maryland State Police are continuing an investigation into a two vehicle crash yesterday in Charles County that killed a toddler and injured three others. The deceased victim is a 2-year-old-boy, the child of the driver of a 2017 Hyundai Elantra, identified as Princess Cecilia Pearl Collins, 21, of Waldorf, Maryland. The...
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VIDEO: 19-Year-Old Female Flown to Trauma Center After Being Struck by Impaired Driver Red Light Running in Lexington Park

VIDEO: 19-Year-Old Female Flown to Trauma Center After Being Struck by Impaired Driver Red Light Running in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at approximately 3:35 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of the St. Mary’s Square on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 19-year-old female with multiple injuries to her...
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Two Animals Test Positive for Rabies in the Piney Point Area

Two Animals Test Positive for Rabies in the Piney Point Area

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) reports two animals in the Piney Point area have tested positive for rabies. On April 1, 2021, a fox was collected from the Ball Point Road area and on April 16, 2021 a raccoon was collected from the Goddards Road area. The test results were confirmed by...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners Approve Relief Fund to Support Nonprofit Organizations Impacted by COVID-19

St. Mary’s County Commissioners Approve Relief Fund to Support Nonprofit Organizations Impacted by COVID-19

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, the Commissioners approved the St. Mary’s County Nonprofit Relief Fund. St. Mary’s County recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused economic hardship for many nonprofits. To provide local relief from this hardship, St. Mary’s County has activated the Nonprofit Relief Fund for entities in all categories of IRS 501(c)...
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30 Residents Displaced After Firefighters Find Staircase Compromised in Lexington Park

30 Residents Displaced After Firefighters Find Staircase Compromised in Lexington Park

On Monday, April 19, 2021, at approximately 4:30 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, Valley Lee, and Hollywood responded to 46860 Hilton Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported structure collapse. Crews arrived on the scene to find a three-story apartment complex and after investigating, firefighters found the first and second and...
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Deputy First Class William Weston “Wes” Beisel, 32

Deputy First Class William Weston “Wes” Beisel, 32

Deputy First Class William Weston “Wes” Beisel, 32, passed away at his Hollywood, Md. home on April 8, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Ashley, and their two sons, William and Waylon. He also leaves behind his parents, Rebecca and Larry Beisel of Ruther Glen, Va. and Kenny and Lisa Wilson of Kennet,...
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Maryland State Police Arrest St. Mary’s County Man On Child Pornography Charges

Maryland State Police Arrest St. Mary’s County Man On Child Pornography Charges

Maryland State Police arrested a St. Mary’s County man today on child pornography charges. The suspect, Nathan Lindgren, 25, of Lexington Park, is charged with ten counts of possession and ten counts of distribution of child pornography. He is awaiting his initial appearance before the District Court Commissioner in Calvert County. According to a...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Introduces New Victim Services Program With Enhanced Services for Victims of Crime

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Introduces New Victim Services Program With Enhanced Services for Victims of Crime

Sheriff Troy Berry is proud to announce that, with the recent hire of a new Victim/Witness Services Coordinator, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office will be offering improved services for victims and witnesses of crimes. “Connecting people in our community to the resources available to them, especially victims of crimes, has always been a priority...
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Police Arrest White Plains Man, Recover Handgun After Assault in Waldorf

Police Arrest White Plains Man, Recover Handgun After Assault in Waldorf

On Friday, April 16 at 1:00 a.m., officers responded to a bar in the 3000 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf for the report of a man with a handgun. Prior to the officers’ arrival, the man walked out of the bar and jumped into a truck, which was parked nearby. The suspect...
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12-Year-Old Male Charged with First Degree Murder After Fatally Shooting 13-Year-Old, Police Searching for Second Suspect Involved in Stabbing

12-Year-Old Male Charged with First Degree Murder After Fatally Shooting 13-Year-Old, Police Searching for Second Suspect Involved in Stabbing

Detectives with the Homicide Unit arrested and charged a 12-year-old male from Washington, DC, with first degree murder and related charges. He is charged as a juvenile in the fatal shooting of 13-year-old King Douglas of Upper Marlboro. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random shooting. On Saturday, April 17, 2021, at...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person shown in a theft investigation. On Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 6:45 p.m., the suspect placed merchandise in his jacket pocket and then left the Family Dollar store in Lexington Park without paying. Anyone with information about the identity of the...
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Driver That Killed 19-Year-Old in Hit and Run Collision in Mechanicsville Has Three Prior DWI Arrests

Driver That Killed 19-Year-Old in Hit and Run Collision in Mechanicsville Has Three Prior DWI Arrests

UPDATE 4/19/2021 @ 10:00 a.m.: The suspected vehicle was located and the suspected driver in the fatal hit-and-run collision has been identified as Conrad Leland Young Jr., 32 of Mechanicsville. Charges are currently under review with the Office of the State’s Attorney Office for St. Mary’s County. The victim has been identified as Anthony...
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La Plata Bingo Scratch-off Player Finds $50,000 Prize on Game’s Board

La Plata Bingo Scratch-off Player Finds $50,000 Prize on Game’s Board

Winning $50,000 playing a Maryland Lottery scratch-off is sure to put a smile on your face. A La Plata woman who found Lottery luck on a Bonus Bingo X20 game is probably doing just that. The Charles County resident bought the $20 game at nearby 7-Eleven #28934 located at 6285 Crain Highway in La...
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Peyton Alexander Ham, 16

Peyton Alexander Ham, 16

Peyton Alexander Ham, 16, of Leonardtown, tragically passed away on April 13, 2021. Peyton was born on February 26, 2005, to Jason Ham & Kristee Boyle at Naval Hospital Pensacola, Florida, and was always an absolute joy and light of his parents’ life. He was an “old soul” who gravitated naturally to adults at...
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Corporal Justin Davis Named Charles County Detention Center 2020 Correctional Officer of the Year

Corporal Justin Davis Named Charles County Detention Center 2020 Correctional Officer of the Year

Charles County Detention Center Director Brandon Foster, along with Sheriff Troy Berry and members of the CCSO and CCDC Command Staff, are proud to announce that Corrections Corporal Justin Davis has been named the 2020 Correctional Officer of the Year. Cpl. Davis was nominated for Officer of the Year by his supervisor, Sergeant Matthew...
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MDOT SHA Performing Inspection of Gov. Thomas Johnson Bridge on Sunday, April 18, 2021

MDOT SHA Performing Inspection of Gov. Thomas Johnson Bridge on Sunday, April 18, 2021

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will inspect the MD 4 bridge (Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge) over the Patuxent River connecting Calvert and St. Mary’s counties on Sunday, April 18. Starting at 6:00 a.m., crews will be on-site to check the bridge’s wind sensor and clean inlets. Work is expected...
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Police Investigating Single Vehicle Collision in Clements, One Flown to Area Trauma Center

Police Investigating Single Vehicle Collision in Clements, One Flown to Area Trauma Center

On Friday, April 16, 2021, at approximately 10:30 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 24684 Budds Creek Road in Clements, for the single vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway after overturning over a guardrail and into a tree....
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