Monthly Archives: May 2022

Police in Charles County Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision That Killed Pomfret Man

Police in Charles County Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision That Killed Pomfret Man

On Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at approximately 1133 hours, Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to United States Route 301 (Crain Hwy) in the area of Turkey Hill Road for a report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Due to the circumstances, the Maryland State Police CRASH Team responded to...
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Raccoon Bite and Suspected Rabid Raccoon in the Mechanicsville Area

Raccoon Bite and Suspected Rabid Raccoon in the Mechanicsville Area

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has been notified of a raccoon with behavior suspicious for rabies and a history of biting a person near the intersection of 27350 Three Notch Road and New Market Turner Road in Mechanicsville. Anyone who may have been bitten by a raccoon in this area on or...
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Registration Of Unserialized, Privately-Made Firearms In Effect As of Today, June 1, 2022

Registration Of Unserialized, Privately-Made Firearms In Effect As of Today, June 1, 2022

Effective today, (6/1/22), Title 5 of the Public Safety Article requires a personal identification number for all unserialized firearms and unfinished frames and receivers, commonly referred to as 80% lowers (ghost guns) or build kits. Beginning June 1, 2022, a person who currently possesses non-serialized firearms, including unfinished frames or receivers, will be required...
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St. Mary’s County Health Department Announces Start of Beach Water Monitoring Season

St. Mary’s County Health Department Announces Start of Beach Water Monitoring Season

The Environmental Health Division of the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) tests the water quality of public beaches in St. Mary’s County from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Water quality advisories for beaches monitored by SMCHD can be found online at smchd.org/beach. Results are typically updated weekly on Fridays, pending sampling schedule and...
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LifeStyles Welcomes the First Residents at the New White Plains Emergency Shelter

LifeStyles Welcomes the First Residents at the New White Plains Emergency Shelter

The doors swung open, and the first families walked in. Men, women and children, each of them arrived wide-eyed and knowing that stepping inside this building meant that they did not have to worry about where they would sleep on Thursday night. Or the next night. Or any night in the near future. Thursday...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Unit Announces 2022 Youth Summer Sports Camps

Charles County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Unit Announces 2022 Youth Summer Sports Camps

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Unit has announced the dates for the 2022 youth summer sports camps: Football Camp will be held at St. Charles High School, located at 5305 Piney Church Road in Waldorf, from July 6-8 from 7:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. The program is being offered to youths currently in...
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La Plata Man Arrested After Burglarizing and Stealing from La Plata Business

La Plata Man Arrested After Burglarizing and Stealing from La Plata Business

On Monday, May 30, 2022, at approximately 2:46 a.m., officers responded to the 6200 block of Crain Highway for the report of a commercial intrusion alarm. First arriving officers found the front window of a business broken out. After searching the business for the suspect(s), officers were able to review a video tape of...
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Election Information from Maryland State Board of Elections

Election Information from Maryland State Board of Elections

The Maryland State Board of Elections is encouraging eligible voters interested in casting a ballot in July’s primary election to register to vote online. SBE is also urging those who are already registered to confirm their latest district and polling place information using the online voter lookup tool. The deadline to register to vote...
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17-Year-Old Male Flown to Trauma Center After Fork-Lift Overturns On Top of Victim in Mechanicsville

17-Year-Old Male Flown to Trauma Center After Fork-Lift Overturns On Top of Victim in Mechanicsville

On Monday, May 30, 2022, at approximately 1:20 p.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the 41000 block of Oakville Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported subject trapped underneath a forklift. Volunteer firefighters from Hollywood and Leonardtown responded to the scene and found a forklift in a ditch with a 17-year old male trapped...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested Under Suspicion of Impaired Driving After Striking Utility Pole and Tree in Early Morning Crash

Lexington Park Man Arrested Under Suspicion of Impaired Driving After Striking Utility Pole and Tree in Early Morning Crash

On Monday, May 30, 2022, at approximately 2:00 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 45815 Filmore Drive in Great Mills, for the motor vehicle collision with unknown injuries. Police arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle in the front yard of the listed address with the operator...
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Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Monday, May 30, 2022, is Memorial Day. This day is a national holiday, for remembering and honoring men and women, who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Waterloo, New York, was declared the official birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966. The holiday had many origins,...
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One Flown to Trauma Center After ATV Crash in Scotland

One Flown to Trauma Center After ATV Crash in Scotland

On Sunday, May 29, 2022, at approximately 4:00 p.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the 49300 block of Camp Brown Road in Scotland, for the traumatic injuries. The 911 caller reported a 20-year-old male had injuries to the upper body after an ATV crash. Medical personnel arrived on the scene and requested a helicopter...
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Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Nicolet Park in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Nicolet Park in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

On Saturday, May 28, 2022, at approximately 4:05 p.m., police responded to Nicolet Park in Lexington Park, for the reported theft. Police arrived on the scene and made contact with multiple victims who stated a black male wearing a ski mask approached them near the basketball court, implied he had a weapon and demanded...
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Police Investigating Large Fight with Shots Fired at Mechanicsville Recreation Center, One Assault Victim Flown to Trauma Center

Police Investigating Large Fight with Shots Fired at Mechanicsville Recreation Center, One Assault Victim Flown to Trauma Center

On Monday, May 30, 2022, at approximately 1:30 a.m., police responded to the St Joseph’s Recreation Center located at 40610 Kavanagh Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported large active disturbance. The 911 caller advised approximately 100 subjects were in an active fight/disturbance with one subject spraying mace, and multiple subjects firing weapons. Police arrived...
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National Weather Service Confirms EF-1 Tornado Travelled Through St. Mary’s and Charles County on Friday, May 27, 2022

National Weather Service Confirms EF-1 Tornado Travelled Through St. Mary’s and Charles County on Friday, May 27, 2022

The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-1 Tornado travelled 4.16 miles through Charlotte Hall, MD, and Benedict, MD. A damage survey for 05/27/2022 tornado in Charlotte Hall, MD. Rating: EF-1 Estimated peak wind: 90 mph Path length /statute/: 4.16 miles Path width /maximum/: 100 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start date: Friday, May,...
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Firefighters Rescue Elderly Man Who Fell Down 40ft Embankment in Hollywood, Victim Flown to Trauma Center

Firefighters Rescue Elderly Man Who Fell Down 40ft Embankment in Hollywood, Victim Flown to Trauma Center

On Saturday, May 28, 2022, at approximately 3:16 p.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the 43000 block of Little Cliffs Road in Hollywood, for the reported High Angle Rescue. The 911 caller reported an 84 year-old male fell approximately 40 feet down an embankment. Firefighters from Hollywood, Leonardtown, NAS Patuxent River and Bay...
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Police Investigating Fatal Single Vehicle Collision in Landover

Police Investigating Fatal Single Vehicle Collision in Landover

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a now fatal collision that occurred Sunday. The deceased driver is identified as 46-year-old Pierre Dawkins of Cheverly. On May 22, 2022, at approximately 11:20 am, officers responded to the 700 block of Hill Road in Landover for a single-vehicle collision. The preliminary investigation revealed that...
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Hughesville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Mourn the Loss of Charter Member “Mac” McDonagh

Hughesville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Mourn the Loss of Charter Member “Mac” McDonagh

Clarence O’Connell McDonagh, Jr., 92, of Hughesville, MD, peacefully passed away on May 20, 2022. Known by his nicknames “Brother” and “Mac”, he was born on August 23, 1929 in Baltimore, MD, to the late Clarence and Elsie McDonagh, their third child and only son. The family moved to Hughesville when he was two...
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VIDEO: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Single Vehicle Collision That Results in Fire, Police Suspect Speed, Street Racing is Involved

VIDEO: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Single Vehicle Collision That Results in Fire, Police Suspect Speed, Street Racing is Involved

On Saturday, May 28, 2022, at approximately 9:24 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Exploration Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision with a vehicle on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix on fire in...
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Police Arrest Great Mills Man for Possession with Intent to Distribute Narcotics

Police Arrest Great Mills Man for Possession with Intent to Distribute Narcotics

On May 26, 2022, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division were conducting a surveillance operation and witnessed a suspected CDS transaction inside a vehicle, in the 22100 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park. Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle along with detectives from the Criminal Investigations...
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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 2022 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 120 students in the 30 years since beginning the program in 1993....
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Address Numbers Lead to $25,000 Pick 5 Win for Mechanicsville Woman

Address Numbers Lead to $25,000 Pick 5 Win for Mechanicsville Woman

A series of lucky numbers and a lucky feeling were all it took to win big, according to a retired healthcare worker from St. Mary’s County. She followed her lucky feelings all the way to a $25,000 prize playing the Lottery’s Pick 5 game. Since the game launched in February, the 60-year-old says she...
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Schedules Webinar to Discuss 2021 Safety Performance at Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania Nuclear Power Plants

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Schedules Webinar to Discuss 2021 Safety Performance at Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania Nuclear Power Plants

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will hold a public webinar on June 8 to discuss the agency’s annual assessment of safety performance at nuclear power plants in Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The performance of 17 nuclear power reactors will be addressed during the virtual session. They are: Calvert Cliffs 1 and...
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Prince George’s County High School Student Arrested for Bringing Ghost Gun Parts to School, Police Announce Increase Patrols at Schools

Prince George’s County High School Student Arrested for Bringing Ghost Gun Parts to School, Police Announce Increase Patrols at Schools

The Prince George’s County Police Department today arrested a Fairmont Heights High School student for bringing parts of a ghost gun (un-serialized weapon) onto school property. On Thursday, May 26, 2022, at approximately 12:00 p.m., police were called to the school in the 6500 block of Columbia Park Road in Landover for the report...
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Woman Arrested for Impaired Driving and Other Related Charges for Fatal 2021 Crash That Killed Her 9-Month Old Child

Woman Arrested for Impaired Driving and Other Related Charges for Fatal 2021 Crash That Killed Her 9-Month Old Child

A woman was arrested Wednesday, May 25, 2022, after being indicted by a grand jury in connection to a 2021 impaired driving crash that led to the death of her child in Anne Arundel County. Talaya C. Martin, 30, of Severn, Maryland is charged with first-degree child abuse resulting in death, negligent vehicular manslaughter,...
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