Monthly Archives: February 2022

Six Injured After Two Vehicle Collision in California

Six Injured After Two Vehicle Collision in California

On Sunday, February 20, 2022, at approximately 3:43 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and FDR Boulevard in California, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with two subjects trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find to vehicles in the roadway with no entrapment. Emergency...
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Infant Flown to Trauma Center After Vehicle Drives Into Apartment Building in Lexington Park

Infant Flown to Trauma Center After Vehicle Drives Into Apartment Building in Lexington Park

On Saturday, February 19, 2022, at 1:30 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to 21674 Susan Lane in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a structure. Multiple 911 callers reported a vehicle was inside the apartment building, and one child was trapped underneath of the vehicle, however, the child was...
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Wife of Maryland Nuclear Engineer Pleads Guilty to Espionage-Related Offense

Wife of Maryland Nuclear Engineer Pleads Guilty to Espionage-Related Offense

On Monday, February 14, 2022, Jonathan Toebbe, 43, of Annapolis, pleaded guilty to count one of the indictment charging him with conspiracy to communicate Restricted Data which carries a maximum statutory penalty of up to life in prison, a fine up to $100,000, and term of supervised release not more than five years. Pursuant...
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Department of Recreation & Park’s Museum Division Teams Up with the Baltimore Orioles to Promote Local History During Black History Month

Department of Recreation & Park’s Museum Division Teams Up with the Baltimore Orioles to Promote Local History During Black History Month

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division, in partnership with the Baltimore Orioles, has teamed up to bring awareness to the important themes of Black History Month by sharing Maryland’s local Black history with the community. While supplies last, visitors to the Old Jail Museum in Leonardtown, St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point or...
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Westlake High School Student Charged with Distribution of Marijuana

Westlake High School Student Charged with Distribution of Marijuana

On Thursday, February 17, 2022, at approximately 9:45 a.m., PFC S. Douglas, School Resource Officer at Westlake High School, observed a hand-to-hand drug transaction between two students during school hours. Further investigation revealed the students were in possession of the suspected marijuana and a large amount of currency. The Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office...
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Police Charge Virginia Man in 2020 Murder at Mount Clare Place in Waldorf

Police Charge Virginia Man in 2020 Murder at Mount Clare Place in Waldorf

UPDATE: On October 27, 2020, officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 12300 block of Mount Clare Place in Waldorf for the report of a death. Upon arrival, officers found the victim, Herbert Andrei James, 64, inside his residence with trauma to his body. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner...
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UPDATE: Sheriff’s Office Make Arrest for Armed Robbery at Great Mills Sheetz Last September

UPDATE: Sheriff’s Office Make Arrest for Armed Robbery at Great Mills Sheetz Last September

UPDATE 2/17/2022 : The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division made an arrest this week in an armed robbery investigation in Great Mills last September. Anthony Martise Barnes, age 41 of no fixed address, was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, on District Court warrants for Armed Robbery, Robbery, Second-Degree Assault and Theft:...
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Lexington Park Felon Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges for Distribution of Fentanyl and Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

Lexington Park Felon Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges for Distribution of Fentanyl and Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

DeAundre Tyrique Keys, a/k/a “Dre,” age 25, of Lexington Park, Maryland, plead guilty to federal charges of distribution of fentanyl and to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge Jarod...
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Maryland State Police, Department Of Labor Warn Of Rise In Unemployment Insurance Scams

Maryland State Police, Department Of Labor Warn Of Rise In Unemployment Insurance Scams

The Maryland State Police and the Maryland Department of Labor Unemployment Division are tracking and combating illegal schemes wherein fraudsters are impersonating the Division in email correspondence, text messages and phone calls with the intent of stealing unemployment insurance benefits. The Department of Labor is coordinating with Maryland State Police to alert the public...
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Pedal Pushers! Kindergarten Students Participate in All Kids Bike

Pedal Pushers! Kindergarten Students Participate in All Kids Bike

You crawl before you walk, walk before you run, glide before you pedal. Kindergarten students at William A. Diggs and William B. Wade elementary schools are learning to ride bikes through an eight-week All Kids Bike program during physical education class. And there’s not a training wheel in sight. Instead, students use balance bikes,...
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Charles County Students Place at Regional SkillsUSA Event and Advance to State Championship

Charles County Students Place at Regional SkillsUSA Event and Advance to State Championship

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students earned medals in the recent regional SkillsUSA competition and advance to the state championship set for April 1 and 2. Career and Technology Education (CTE) students from North Point High School and the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center compete annually in the event. Each year, the state championship...
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Fire Marshal Deems Waldorf House Fire Accidental Due to Overloaded Circuit

Fire Marshal Deems Waldorf House Fire Accidental Due to Overloaded Circuit

On February 12, 2022, at 5:00 p.m., over 30 firefighters from Waldorf and surrounding departments responded to 5504 Torpedo Court in Waldorf, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two-story residence with smoke showing. The owner/occupants were identified as the Stevens, with the estimated loss of structure/contents valued...
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Narcotic Detectives Execute Search Warrant and Arrest Drug Dealer, Recover Cocaine and Firearm

Narcotic Detectives Execute Search Warrant and Arrest Drug Dealer, Recover Cocaine and Firearm

On Friday, February 11, 2022, at 5:44 a.m., members of the Narcotics Enforcement Section served a search warrant in the 100 block of Woodland Drive in Indian Head related to an ongoing drug distribution case. Detectives recovered crack cocaine and a loaded 9mm firearm. The suspect, Lonnie Edward Wills, 36, of Indian Head is...
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MDOT SHA Announces New Partnership with GEICO to Promote Highway Safety

MDOT SHA Announces New Partnership with GEICO to Promote Highway Safety

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) announced a new partnership with GEICO to sponsor the MDOT SHA Coordinated Highways Action Response Team (CHART) Emergency Patrol program. The support from GEICO comes at a time when winter weather has continued to place an increased demand on Emergency Patrol services needed to...
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Chaney Enterprises Plans Apprenticeship Program and New Jobs in Anne Arundel County

Chaney Enterprises Plans Apprenticeship Program and New Jobs in Anne Arundel County

Chaney Enterprises, a family-owned concrete and construction materials company, has announced plans to expand its workforce in Anne Arundel County and provide a new apprenticeship program within the company. Chaney Enterprises anticipates adding more than 50 new jobs over the next few years. At its January 2022 meeting, the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – February 15, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – February 15, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. Following the invocation, Pledge of Allegiance, and approval of the consent agenda, the Commissioners recognized the retirement of Dr. Rebecca Bolton Bridgett. Dr. Bridgett was the County Administrator from 2013 until her retirement Feb. 1,...
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Maryland Nuclear Engineer Pleads Guilty to Espionage-Related Offense After Attempting to Sell Secret Military Data to Foreign Power

Maryland Nuclear Engineer Pleads Guilty to Espionage-Related Offense After Attempting to Sell Secret Military Data to Foreign Power

UPDATE 2/16/2022: Jonathan Toebbe, 43, of Annapolis, was arrested on Oct. 9, 2021, after he placed an SD card at a pre-arranged “dead drop” at a location in West Virginia. According to court documents, at the time of his arrest, Toebbe was an employee of the Department of the Navy who served as a...
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UPDATE: Missing 71-year-Old Man From Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Has Been Safely Located

UPDATE: Missing 71-year-Old Man From Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Has Been Safely Located

UPDATE 2/15/2022: After an extensive search Gailliard Hunt Bland III, was located at approximately 11:50 a.m., on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, in the woods near Three Notch Trail and Whalen Road in Charlotte Hall. Calvert K-9 Search Team handler Jen Donaldson and her K-9 partner Butters, along with Corporal Brandon Foor from the St....
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Police in Calvert County Make Arrest in Armed Bank Robbery in Dunkirk

Police in Calvert County Make Arrest in Armed Bank Robbery in Dunkirk

UPDATE 2/15/2022: Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a suspect in connection with the armed bank robbery which took place on February 14, 2022 in Dunkirk. Through the investigation, detectives identified Craig Steven Best, 56 of Mechanicsville, as the individual responsible for the armed robbery at PNC Bank located at 10690 Town Center Blvd.,...
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Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Celebrates Firefighter/Paramedic Darius Hawkins for Black History Month

Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Celebrates Firefighter/Paramedic Darius Hawkins for Black History Month

Continuing our celebration of Black History Month showcasing African-American contributions to the Fire/EMS services, Ridge VFD would like to spotlight the many accomplishments of one of our members… Firefighter/Paramedic Darius Hawkins. For more than 20 years, Darius has dedicated his time/life to the Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Southern Maryland, and beyond....
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Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Past Chief and Life Member B. Kennedy Abell Jr.

Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Past Chief and Life Member B. Kennedy Abell Jr.

It is with deepest sympathy that the membership of the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department and it’s Auxiliary announce the passing of Past Chief B. Kennedy Abell Jr. Kennedy recently celebrated his 77th year as a member of the department and over his many years of service held all leadership and operational position in the...
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UPDATE: Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Injured After Being Struck by Stolen Vehicle Driven by a Juvenile

UPDATE: Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Injured After Being Struck by Stolen Vehicle Driven by a Juvenile

UPDATE 2/15/2022: The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office released the following. On February 14, 2022, shortly after 7 a.m., deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau received a lookout for two vehicles traveling southbound on Rt. 4 thru Dunkirk at speeds of 100+ MPH, weaving in and out of traffic, passing on the...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Death After Minor Single Vehicle Collision in Great Mills

UPDATE: Police Investigating Death After Minor Single Vehicle Collision in Great Mills

UPDATE 2/15/2022: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this incident as a death investigation. The vehicle sustained minor damage after the vehicle, for unknown reasons, left the roadway and travelled through the grass/mud before striking a utility pole guide wire at a low rate of speed, before the vehicle came to a...
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Police Arrests Two Teens and Recover Two Handguns After Foot Chase in Lexington Park

Police Arrests Two Teens and Recover Two Handguns After Foot Chase in Lexington Park

On Friday, February 11, 2022, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division were in the 46000 block of Columbus Drive in Lexington Park, and observed a drug transaction involving armed individuals. When approached by deputies, numerous individuals fled on foot, and one vehicle involved fled the area. Deputies pursued the individuals...
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Governor Hogan Announces End of Mask Requirement in State Buildings

Governor Hogan Announces End of Mask Requirement in State Buildings

With the state’s health metrics continuing to substantially decline, Governor Larry Hogan announced that the requirement for masks and face coverings to be worn in state buildings will end next week. In addition, the governor has called on the State Board of Education to rescind its school mask policy, and encourages parents who want to...
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