Monthly Archives: May 2022

Two Transported to Hospital and Two Flown Out After Head-on Collision on Brandywine Road at Charles/Prince George’s County Line

Two Transported to Hospital and Two Flown Out After Head-on Collision on Brandywine Road at Charles/Prince George’s County Line

On Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at approximately 6:18 p.m., firefighters from Hughesville Volunteers Fire & Rescue Squad were alerted to Brandywine Road in the area of the Prince George’s County Line, for a motor vehicle collision with injuries. Hughesville Rescue Squad 2, Chief 2 and Paramedic Ambulance 28 responded, and while responding to the...
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Lusby Woman Arrested After Stealing Two Pairs of Sunglasses from Vehicle

Lusby Woman Arrested After Stealing Two Pairs of Sunglasses from Vehicle

On May 21, 2022, shortly after 9:30 a.m., Deputy Murphy, of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 600 block of Gunsmoke Trail in Lusby, for an attempted burglary and theft. The complainant advised an unknown female suspect later identified as Mariah Mae Bergendahl, 27 of Lusby, attempted to enter...
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Charles County Public School Teams Place in 2022 Maryland State Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement Virtual Showcase

Charles County Public School Teams Place in 2022 Maryland State Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement Virtual Showcase

Charles County Public Schools teams recently competed in the 2022 Maryland State Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) Virtual Showcase on Saturday, May 7, 2022, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Teams from J.P. Ryon, Walter J. Mitchell and William A. Diggs elementary schools; Matthew Henson and Piccowaxen middle schools; and La...
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Maryland State Police College Park Barrack Partners with Prince George’s County Police to Conduct Distracted Driving and Occupant Protection Enforcement Initiative

Maryland State Police College Park Barrack Partners with Prince George’s County Police to Conduct Distracted Driving and Occupant Protection Enforcement Initiative

On Monday, the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack partnered with the Prince George’s County Police Department, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, Laurel Police Department, and Maryland Highway Safety Office to conduct a joint Distracted Driving and Occupant Protection Enforcement Initiative in Prince George’s County as part of the National kick off for Seat Belt...
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84 CSM Graduates Earn Recognition for Pursuing Health Care Careers

84 CSM Graduates Earn Recognition for Pursuing Health Care Careers

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students who have chosen to pursue careers in health care were celebrated Thursday, May 12 at the Health Career Readiness Recognition ceremony. Eighty-four students who completed programs to become Certified Nursing and Geriatric Nursing Assistants, Clinical Medical Assistants, Certified Dental Assistants, Phlebotomy Technicians, Veterinary Assistants, Nutrition Coaches, Medical Laboratory...
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Law Enforcement Conduct Distracted Driver/Occupant Protection Enforcement Throughout Calvert County

Law Enforcement Conduct Distracted Driver/Occupant Protection Enforcement Throughout Calvert County

On May 23, 2022, members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office along with officers from neighboring districts and Troopers from the Maryland State Police conducted a high intensity distracted driving and occupant protection detail on major roadways throughout the County. This targeted enforcement is in support of the Maryland Highway Safety Office program called...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspect/Information in Theft of Catalytic Converter in Owings

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspect/Information in Theft of Catalytic Converter in Owings

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a catalytic converter theft that occurred on Monday, May 9, 2022, in Owings, MD. Investigation revealed an unknown subject removed a catalytic converter from a Ford work van and damaged another in a removal attempt. The suspect is noticeably short, approximately between 5 feet and...
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St. Mary’s College Associate Professor Troy Townsend ’07 Recognized as Maryland Outstanding Young Scientist

St. Mary’s College Associate Professor Troy Townsend ’07 Recognized as Maryland Outstanding Young Scientist

Associate Professor of Chemistry Troy Townsend ’07 was named a 2022 Maryland Outstanding Young Scientist by the Maryland Academy of Sciences and the Maryland Science Center. Townsend was honored at a ceremony May 11 at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. In his acceptance speech, Townsend spoke of the inspiration and support...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Large Garage Fire in Mechanicsville, No Injuries Reported

State Fire Marshal Investigating Large Garage Fire in Mechanicsville, No Injuries Reported

On Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at approximately 8:45 p.m., firefighters from St. Mary’s and Charles County responded to the area of 26450 Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported structure on fire. Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department responded with 22 volunteers staffing Engine 73, Tanker 74, Truck 7, Rescue Squad 7, Chief 7, Chief...
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One Injured After Motor Vehicle Involving U.S. Postal Service Vehicle in Helen

One Injured After Motor Vehicle Involving U.S. Postal Service Vehicle in Helen

On Friday, May 20, 2022, at approximately 2:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 38612 Chaptico Road and Suttlers Post Lane in Helen, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway involved in a T-bone style collision...
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United States Flag and Maryland Flag Ordered at Half-Staff Due to Mass Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

United States Flag and Maryland Flag Ordered at Half-Staff Due to Mass Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on May 24, 2022, by a gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, President Joseph R. Biden ordered the United States Flag lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset, Saturday, May 28, 2022. As...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Possible Overdose at Maurice J. McDonough High School

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Possible Overdose at Maurice J. McDonough High School

On May 24, 2022, at 1:15 p.m., a student at Maurice J. McDonough High School consumed several pieces of candy knowing they were possibly tainted with an unknown substance intended to cause a high. The student became ill and was taken to a hospital by ambulance and treated. Parents are urged to talk with...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Locate Lexington Park Sex Offender Who Made Multiple Threats of Mass Violence

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Locate Lexington Park Sex Offender Who Made Multiple Threats of Mass Violence

UPDATE 5/25/2022: Officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office located Earl Benjamin Washington, Jr., 46, in St. Mary’s County today. Emergency medical personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Town Creek Drive in California, for the reported male suspect being unresponsive and vomiting blood. As medical personnel were responding to the...
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Two Students to be Charged in Connection with Assaulting a School Administrator:

Two Students to be Charged in Connection with Assaulting a School Administrator:

On May 23, 2022, at 11:15 a.m., a school administrator at Thomas Stone High School was assaulted by two students while attempting to separate them from fighting. Additional staff were able to intervene and stopped the assault. The administrator was subsequently treated for injuries. The Charles County Sheriff’s Office school resource officer will be...
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19-Year-Old Arrested for Illegal Possession of a Firearm in Lexington Park

19-Year-Old Arrested for Illegal Possession of a Firearm in Lexington Park

On May 23, 2022, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office observed Trevan Desales Gant, age 19 of no fixed address, enter a vehicle in the 21300 block of Jettison Drive in Lexington Park. Gant had several outstanding violation of probation warrants for assault second degree and illegal possession of ammunition. A vehicle...
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Cargill Voluntarily Recalls 795, 8oz Boxes of Product Containing Jif Peanut Butter Due to the Potential for Salmonella Contamination

Cargill Voluntarily Recalls 795, 8oz Boxes of Product Containing Jif Peanut Butter Due to the Potential for Salmonella Contamination

Lititz, Pa.(May 23, 2022) – Cargill is voluntarily recalling select lots of Milk and Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Ritz® Crackers, Peanut Butter Meltaways, Peanut Butter Eggs and Fudge sold locally through the Wilbur Chocolate Retail Store in Lititz, Pa. and online at Wilburbuds.com. The products contain Jif® peanut butter that was recalled by the...
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Ford Recalls Over 39,000 SUV’s Due to Risk of Fire Even If Vehicle is Turned Off

Ford Recalls Over 39,000 SUV’s Due to Risk of Fire Even If Vehicle is Turned Off

Ford has recalled over 39,000 SUVs after 16 engine compartment fires. One injury, zero crashes have been reported. Of the 16 fires, 14 of the vehicles have been owned by rental companies. The recall covers certain 2021 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles in the United States that were built between December 2020 and...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Lexington Park Man for 2021 Shooting

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Lexington Park Man for 2021 Shooting

UPDATE 5/24/2022: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office remains vigilant in investigating gun violence crimes and continues to work and follow leads on all cases. On May 19, 2022, Tavaz Kelvon Somerville, age 24 of Lexington Park, was arrested in connection with this incident from 2021 and charged with the following: Firearm Use/Felony-Violent Crime...
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One Flown to Trauma Center After Single Vehicle Strikes Utility Pole, Tree, and Boat in Mechanicsville

One Flown to Trauma Center After Single Vehicle Strikes Utility Pole, Tree, and Boat in Mechanicsville

On Monday, May 23, 2022, at approximately 3:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 27130 South Sandgates Road in Mechanicsville, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into a tree and boat...
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Governor Hogan Calls on Comptroller Franchot to Minimize Impact of Scheduled Summer Gas Tax Increase

Governor Hogan Calls on Comptroller Franchot to Minimize Impact of Scheduled Summer Gas Tax Increase

Ahead of the summer travel season, Governor Larry Hogan called on Comptroller Peter Franchot to immediately take steps to halt or minimize the impact of the legislative gas tax increase that his office is scheduled to announce in the coming days. Under legislation passed by the General Assembly in 2013, the Comptroller announces gas...
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Charles County CFC Allison Middleton Named 2021 Correctional Officer of the Year

Charles County CFC Allison Middleton Named 2021 Correctional Officer of the Year

Charles County Detention Center (CCDC) Director Brandon Foster, along with Sheriff Troy Berry and members of the CCSO and CCDC Command Staff, are proud to announce that Correctional Officer First Class Allison Middleton has been named the 2021 Correctional Officer of the Year. CFC Middleton was nominated for this recognition by her supervisor, Sergeant...
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Police Arrest Waldorf Man for Armed Robbery of a Citizen

Police Arrest Waldorf Man for Armed Robbery of a Citizen

On May 18, 2022, at 11:40 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Post Office Road near Henry Ford Circle for the report of a citizen robbery. A preliminary investigation showed the victim was walking home from work when he was approached by a male who displayed a...
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David Ernest Adams Sr., 66

David Ernest Adams Sr., 66

David Ernest Adams Sr., born on November 16, 1955 in Leonardtown, MD, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 13, 2022 at the age of 66. He is preceded in death by his father Ernest Thomas Adams Jr., mother Louise Goddard Adams, and two sons; Thomas Edward and Steven Wayne. He is survived by his...
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Eleanor Elizabeth Mistretta

Eleanor Elizabeth Mistretta

Eleanor Elizabeth Mistretta passed away on May 12, 2022 in her home surrounded by her loving family. Born on August 27,1942 in Woodhaven, NY to the late Paul and Leocadia Johnson, she was the oldest of five children. Eleanor is survived by her husband of 61 years, Sonny, as well as her loving children...
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Liliane Louise Jarboe, 88

Liliane Louise Jarboe, 88

Liliane Louise Jarboe, 88, of Leonardtown, Maryland, passed away peacefully with her family at her home on Pear Hill Farm on May 12, 2022. Liliane was born on August 12, 1933 in Herentals, Belgium to the late Gustav Lambrechts and Maria Smolders. Liliane grew up in Herentals and as child endured the Nazi occupation...
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