Monthly Archives: June 2021

Captial Heights Man Sentenced to More Than Three Years in Federal Prison for Conspiracy to Pass Counterfeit Currency and Making Counterfeit Currency

Captial Heights Man Sentenced to More Than Three Years in Federal Prison for Conspiracy to Pass Counterfeit Currency and Making Counterfeit Currency

U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang sentenced Ricco Darnell Taylor, age 32, of Capital Heights, Maryland to 41 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to pass counterfeit currency and making counterfeit currency.  Judge Chuang has also ordered Taylor to pay $98,000 in restitution. The sentence was announced...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Conducts Alcohol Enforcement Operation, 11 Businesses Pass, 3 Fail

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Conducts Alcohol Enforcement Operation, 11 Businesses Pass, 3 Fail

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Alcohol Enforcement Unit recently conducted random undercover compliance checks on 14 local businesses with 11 of them successfully passing. On Saturday, May 29, 2021, the Alcohol Enforcement Unit conducted covert compliance checks utilizing an underage 19-year-old Sheriff’s Office Cadet. The cadet carried no identification and entered each business...
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UPDATE: Investigation Deems Lexington Park Pool House Fire as Accidental, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE: Investigation Deems Lexington Park Pool House Fire as Accidental, No Injuries Reported

On Saturday, June 5, 2021, at approximately 9:40 p.m., firefighters responded to 46543 Valley Court in Lexington Park, for the reported small trash can on fire threatening a structure. Approximately 5 minutes later, the assignment was upgraded to a working structure fire. Crews then arrived on the scene to find fire showing from multiple...
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Police Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Collision in Waldorf, One Flown to Trauma Center

Police Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Collision in Waldorf, One Flown to Trauma Center

On Monday, June 7, 2021, at approximately 8:02 a.m., an on-duty police officer came across a motor vehicle collision on Berry Road in the area of Sun Valley Drive in Waldorf. Upon checking for injuries, he found one victim trapped with agonal breathing. Fire and rescue personnel were then alerted to the scene. Firefighters...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Summons for May 2021

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Summons for May 2021

On May 1, 2021, Joshua Ian Herbert, 33 of Lexington Park, was issued criminal summonses for Second-Degree Assault, Theft: Under $100 and Malicious Destruction of Property under $1,000 by Cpl. Rachael Roszell. Case # 22492-21 On May 2, 2021, Malik Dayron Hunter, 27 of Lexington Park, was issued criminal summonses for Second-Degree Assault and...
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Maryland State Police Announce Reaccreditation Site Visit

Maryland State Police Announce Reaccreditation Site Visit

The Maryland State Police is scheduled for a virtual site-based assessment from Monday, June 14 to Thursday, June 17. The Department will undergo assessment by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®). This will be our second reaccreditation assessment since first being accredited in 2014 and is for the Advanced Law Enforcement...
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Tractor-Trailer Fire in Laurel Under Investigation, No Injuries Reported

Tractor-Trailer Fire in Laurel Under Investigation, No Injuries Reported

On Sunday, June 6, 2021, at approximately 5:40 p.m., firefighters from Prince George’s County and Montgomery County responded to the 14800 block of Sweitzer Lane in Laurel, for the reported tractor-trailer on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a commercial vehicle and two trailers on fire. Firefighters operated on the scene for...
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Police Investigating Shots Fired in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

Police Investigating Shots Fired in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

On Sunday, June 6, 2021, at approximately 11:00 p.m., police responded to Eric Road in Lexington Park for the reports of gunshots in the area. Officers arrived on the scene to find numerous shell casings in the parking lot of Eric Road. No injuries were reported. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating...
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Naval Aviation Bridges Medicine & Engineering to Advance Aerospace Tech

Naval Aviation Bridges Medicine & Engineering to Advance Aerospace Tech

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) is advancing its human systems technology by combining best practices from the medical and engineering communities. The warfare center recently stood up the Aeromedical Monitoring and Analysis branch comprised of licensed medical military officers bridging their perspective with engineering disciplines to improve operational capabilities like night...
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Severn Man Sentenced to 28 Years for Attempted Murder

Severn Man Sentenced to 28 Years for Attempted Murder

UPDATE 6/6/2021: Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced today that Philip Leupolu, 21 ,of Severn plead guilty to second degree attempted murder and use of a handgun in a crime of violence. Leupolu was sentenced to 60 years suspend all but 28 years in prison. Leupolu was on probation for a...
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Southern Maryland Sierra Environmental Club & New Hope Church of God, Waldorf Partnered to Build a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

Southern Maryland Sierra Environmental Club & New Hope Church of God, Waldorf Partnered to Build a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

On June 5, 2021, the Southern Maryland Sierra Club partnered with New Hope Church of God in Waldorf, to build a raised bed garden and plant vegetables in support of a Food Pantry initiative. The fresh vegetables will be given away to Charles County families in need. The Sierra Club partnered with a faith...
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No Injuries Reported After Tractor Trailer Overturns in Mechanicsville

No Injuries Reported After Tractor Trailer Overturns in Mechanicsville

On Saturday, June 5, 2021, at approximately 8:50 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Baptist Church Road and Long Woods Lane on Chaptico Road in Mechanicsville, for a motor vehicle collision involving an overturned commercial vehicle. Volunteer firefighters from Hollywood, Mechanicsville and Seventh District responded and upon arrival, crews...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Fatal Shooting in White Plains

UPDATE: Police Investigating Fatal Shooting in White Plains

6/7/2021: A spokesperson from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office told SMNEWSNET that the shooting was an isolated incident and that it is not being investigated as a homicide. 6/6/2021: On Sunday, June 6, 2021, at approximately 9:30 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the 11300 block of Tolkien Avenue in White Plains,...
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No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes Residence in Great Mills

No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes Residence in Great Mills

On Saturday, June 5, 2021, at approximately 9:55 p.m., firefighters from Valley Lee and police responded to the 22500 block of Upper Kells Court in Great Mills, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a structure with no injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle had struck the front of...
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La Plata High School Celebrates Class of 2021

La Plata High School Celebrates Class of 2021

La Plata High School celebrated its Class of 2021 today in a traditional ceremony held outdoors at Regency Furniture Stadium. A total of 285 graduates crossed the stage to begin their next journey in life. “Class of 2021, you started this year where the Class of 2020 left off — in the middle of...
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Maurice J. McDonough High School Celebrates Class of 2021

Maurice J. McDonough High School Celebrates Class of 2021

The Class of 2021 from Maurice J. McDonough High School celebrated the closing of their high school career today during their official graduation ceremony. Held at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, a total of 242 graduates crossed the stage and began their future as high school graduates. The outdoor ceremony may have started out...
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North Points Class of 2021 Celebrate Accomplishments in Graduation Ceremony

North Points Class of 2021 Celebrate Accomplishments in Graduation Ceremony

Today in a graduation ceremony filled with blue skies and sunshine, a total of 441 North Point High School seniors celebrated the accomplishments of the Eagle Class of 2021. The North Point graduating class earned a record number of scholarship offers totaling more than $46 million. North Point’s graduation was the last of seven...
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National Weather Service Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Watch for Southern Maryland

National Weather Service Issues Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Watch for Southern Maryland

On Friday, June 4, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., the National Weather service issued the following weather updates. Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9:00 p.m. for CALVERT, CHARLES, ST. MARYS Severe Thunderstorm Warning Southern Prince Georges County, Northwestern Charles County until 1:45 p.m. At 1250 EST, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Lincolnia...
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Police Make Two Arrests After High Speed Chase Ends in St. Mary’s County

Police Make Two Arrests After High Speed Chase Ends in St. Mary’s County

On Friday, June 4, 2021, at approximately 11:20 a.m., the Charles County Sheriff’s Office contacted St. Mary’s in regards to a vehicle pursuit coming into St. Mary’s County. While St. Mary’s County deputies were responding to the area, the suspect vehicle stopped on Charlotte Hall Road near the Lighthouse Liquors located at 30411 Three...
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Deborah Dawn (Maloy) Kulibert

Deborah Dawn (Maloy) Kulibert

Deborah Dawn (Maloy) Kulibert of Mechanicsville, MD. and Leonardtown, MD. gained her wings on January 2, 2021 at her home in St. Cloud, Florida with all her family by her side. Deborah was born March 10, 1955 to the late Mr. G Vincent Maloy and Shirley Ann (Ford) Maloy. Deborah was a graduate of...
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SMECO Awards Four Scholarships to High School Seniors

SMECO Awards Four Scholarships to High School Seniors

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has awarded four scholarships for 2021 to high school seniors who live in the Cooperative’s service area. Scholarships are based on the applicants’ scholastic achievement, financial need, and school and community involvement. SMECO has awarded scholarships to 116 students in the 29 years since beginning the program in 1993....
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Prince George’s County Arson Task Force and ATF Seeking Assistance in Identifying Two Arson Suspects

Prince George’s County Arson Task Force and ATF Seeking Assistance in Identifying Two Arson Suspects

The Prince George’s County Arson Task Force, Fire Investigations Division of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are seeking assistance from the public in identifying two unknown suspects involved in an arson at a convenience store in the 6400 block of Auth Road in Camp...
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Two Prince George’s County Officers Suspended After Shooting Dog Inside of an Apartment; Third Officer Placed On Administrative Leave

Two Prince George’s County Officers Suspended After Shooting Dog Inside of an Apartment; Third Officer Placed On Administrative Leave

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division is leading an investigation into the actions of three officers. This incident took place on Allison Street in the unincorporated section of Hyattsville. The police powers of two of the involved officers have been suspended. The third officer is on administrative leave. On Wednesday, June...
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Food Truck Stolen from Montgomery County Found in Charles County, Police Requesting Assistance in Locating Suspects

Food Truck Stolen from Montgomery County Found in Charles County, Police Requesting Assistance in Locating Suspects

On Monday, May 31, 2021, police responded to a parking lot located on Brookville Road in Silver Spring, for the reported vehicle theft. The owner believes it was stolen sometime between Sunday, May 30, and Monday May 31. Detectives from the 2nd District Investigative Section are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call...
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AUDIO: Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Nanjemoy

AUDIO: Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Nanjemoy

UPDATE: On Thursday, June 03, 2021, at approximately 7:10 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a serious motor vehicle collision on Liverpool Point Road in the area of Riverside Road in Nanjemoy, Maryland. Due to the seriousness of the collision, the Maryland State Police La...
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