Monthly Archives: September 2022

UPDATE: Police Say Suspect Vehicle Was Stolen from Charles County, Search Continues for Vehicle and Two Shooters in Murder of DMV Boxing Legend Buddy Harrison

UPDATE: Police Say Suspect Vehicle Was Stolen from Charles County, Search Continues for Vehicle and Two Shooters in Murder of DMV Boxing Legend Buddy Harrison

UPDATE: The Metropolitan Police Department released the following information and update on Monday, September 26, 2022. Captain Kevin Kentish stated after reviewing surveillance videos from nearby, police have determined there were only two shooters, not three. Harrison was shot multiple times and at this time, police believe it was a targeted attack. Police have...
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Calvert Marine Museum Celebrates 44th Year of Patuxent River Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 8, 2022 – Admission is FREE!

Calvert Marine Museum Celebrates 44th Year of Patuxent River Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 8, 2022 – Admission is FREE!

Patuxent River Appreciation Day (PRAD), one of Southern Maryland’s longest running festivals, celebrates its 44th year on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the Calvert Marine Museum. All members of the family can enjoy the fun from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Museum admission is FREE all day. This year’s event will feature a weekend’s-worth...
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Historic Sotterley Hosting New Walking Tours – Nightmare on Sotterley Lane on October 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th!

Historic Sotterley Hosting New Walking Tours – Nightmare on Sotterley Lane on October 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th!

Sotterley is hosting a new event based on some of our favorite haunted and ghostly happenings from the past. Come and join us for Nightmare on Sotterley Lane! Go on a walking tour of some of our favorite creepy spaces and places and be prepared to encounter both the earthly inhabitants and the unexplainable...
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Charles County Police Investigating Fatal Hit and Run Involving Pedestrian in Waldorf

Charles County Police Investigating Fatal Hit and Run Involving Pedestrian in Waldorf

On Monday, September 26, 2022, at approximately 10:35 p.m., police responded to the 5000 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. The 911 caller reported a male was reportedly run over by a vehicle twice, with the victim suffering obvious injuries to the head. Firefighters...
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St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church’s 1st Annual “Blessing of the Beer” Festival on October 22, 2022 in Hollywood

St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church’s 1st Annual “Blessing of the Beer” Festival on October 22, 2022 in Hollywood

St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church’s 1st Annual “Blessing of the Beer” Festival is scheduled for October 22, 2022 from 12-6 pm on the St. John’s grounds in Hollywood, MD. All proceeds will benefit St. John’s School. In keeping with the Southern Maryland tradition of the Blessing of the Fleet, and in celebrating the...
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Calvert County State’s Attorneys Office Announces Beltsville Man Receives 19 Years for Drug Distribution and Violation of Probation

Calvert County State’s Attorneys Office Announces Beltsville Man Receives 19 Years for Drug Distribution and Violation of Probation

UPDATE: On September 26, 2022, Steven Terrell Wheeler, 27, of Beltsville, MD, was sentenced in Calvert County Circuit to 12 years imprisonment for the crime of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. He also received an additional 7 years for a violation of probation in a 2020 assault case, for a total sentence of...
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Charles County Man Arrested Under Suspicion of Impaired Driving After Single Vehicle Crash, Police Recover Stolen Handgun

Charles County Man Arrested Under Suspicion of Impaired Driving After Single Vehicle Crash, Police Recover Stolen Handgun

On Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 12:01 a.m., troopers from the Forestville Barrack responded to a single vehicle crash in the area of Route 301 and Timothy Branch Drive in Brandywine. Upon their arrival, troopers found a silver Nissan facing southbound in the northbound lanes on Route 301 and wedged against the guardrail. The...
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Three Juveniles Arrested for Committing Armed Carjacking, Police Recover Handgun

Three Juveniles Arrested for Committing Armed Carjacking, Police Recover Handgun

Prince George’s County Police Division IV – Oxon Hill Station patrol officers arrested three juveniles for an armed carjacking on Sunday. The suspects are a 17-year-old male from Oxon Hill, a 17-year-old male from Washington, DC, and a 16-year-old male from Oxon Hill. All three are charged as adults. On Sunday, September 25, 2022,...
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Calvert County Department of Planning and Zoning Advises Current Owners of Forest Conservation Transferable Development Rights to End June 30, 2024

Calvert County Department of Planning and Zoning Advises Current Owners of Forest Conservation Transferable Development Rights to End June 30, 2024

The Department of Planning & Zoning advises current owners of Forest Conservation Transferable Development Rights (FC TDRs) that as a result of the Maryland Tree Solutions Now Act of 2021, FC TDRs will no longer be permitted as a method of satisfying forest conservation requirements for development projects after June 30, 2024. Therefore, FC...
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Police Arrest Indian Head Man for Violent Assaults and Recover Two Guns

Police Arrest Indian Head Man for Violent Assaults and Recover Two Guns

On September 19 at 4:15 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office were searching the Bryans Road area for a suspect wanted in connection with several violent domestic-related assaults in which the suspect used a firearm to pistol-whip the victim and threaten her. The suspect, Branden Alfred Holland, 23, of Indian Head, was observed...
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Firefighters from St. Mary’s and Calvert Operate on Scene of Large Mulch Fire at St. Mary’s County Landfill for Over 2 Hours

Firefighters from St. Mary’s and Calvert Operate on Scene of Large Mulch Fire at St. Mary’s County Landfill for Over 2 Hours

On Sunday, September 25, 2022, at approximately 10:55 a.m., firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to the 23000 block of FDR Boulevard in California, for a smoke investigation. Engine 91 responded with 4 personnel and located a large area of smoke coming from the St. Mary’s County landfill and upon further investigation,...
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U.S. Navy Evaluates New Crash Crane, Increasing Capability and Availability

U.S. Navy Evaluates New Crash Crane, Increasing Capability and Availability

The Navy’s Common Aviation Support Equipment program office (PMA-260) is currently evaluating Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) on a Crash and Salvage Crane (CSC) at the Aircraft Anechoic Test Facility in Patuxent River. Electromagnetic waves within the Radio Frequency (RF) spectrum are used for communication, radar and information networks aboard ships. The E3 evaluation currently...
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Governor Hogan Continues Asia Trade Mission in Japan, Meets with Leadership of Japan Business Federation

Governor Hogan Continues Asia Trade Mission in Japan, Meets with Leadership of Japan Business Federation

To kick off the second leg of his economic development mission to Asia, Governor Larry Hogan today met with leaders of Keidanren—the Japan Business Federation—including Hayakawa Shigeru, co-chairman of Keidanren’s Committee on U.S. Affairs and vice chairman of the board of directors of Toyota Motor Corporation. The governor also touted Maryland’s pro-business environment at...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Receives Largest Gift in College History

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Receives Largest Gift in College History

Students at St. Mary’s College of Maryland for decades to come will be the beneficiaries of the largest gift in the College’s history, announced today during the grand opening ceremony for the new Performing Arts Center and Learning Commons. Longtime benefactor Nancy R. Dodge provided the gift. In recognition of this historic contribution, the...
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Maryland Congressional Delegation Urges Administration to Kick-Start New Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Stock Assessment

Maryland Congressional Delegation Urges Administration to Kick-Start New Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Stock Assessment

Members point to lowest crab numbers in history of winter dredge survey, recent rapid rise in invasive blue catfish and snakeheads as cause for urgent action On September 21, 2022., U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G....
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Maryland State Record Swordfish Caught Off Coast of Ocean City by Calvert County Man

Maryland State Record Swordfish Caught Off Coast of Ocean City by Calvert County Man

Jeff Jacobs has been officially recognized by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as the new state record holder for the Atlantic Division with a 393-pound swordfish (Xiphias gladius) he caught in the canyons off the coast of Ocean City. Jacobs, 38, was on charter boat RoShamBo with Captain Willie Zimmerman and crew...
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Thorpe Wins DoN HBCU/MI Program Administering Officer of the Year Award

Thorpe Wins DoN HBCU/MI Program Administering Officer of the Year Award

Maria Thorpe, acting executive director of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Systems Acquisition Group, recently received the Department of the Navy (DoN) Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Program Administering Officer of the Year Award for 2022. Anthony Smith, director of the DoN HBCU/MI program, and Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)...
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Grand Jury Indicts Suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer on Theft and Misconduct in Office Charges

Grand Jury Indicts Suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer on Theft and Misconduct in Office Charges

A Prince George’s County grand jury indicted an officer on charges of theft and misconduct in office. The involved officer is Corporal Travis Fowble. The officer is accused of conducting unauthorized activities while on-duty dating back to 2018. The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division brought this case to the State’s Attorney’s...
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No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Fire in Leonardtown

No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Fire in Leonardtown

On Saturday, September 26, 2022, at approximately 4:40 p.m., firefighters responded to the area of 37670 Seldom Seen Lane in Leonardtown, for the reported vehicle on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a pickup truck fully engulfed in flames and threatening power lines. Engine 11 and Tanker 14 responded with 8 personnel...
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MDOT Officials Bring State Transportation Investment Tour to St. Mary’s County

MDOT Officials Bring State Transportation Investment Tour to St. Mary’s County

Officials from the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) will meet with St. Mary’s County officials to discuss MDOT’s Draft FY 2023-2028 Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP), which details a record $19.9 billion six-year capital budget investment in the state’s transportation network. The meeting is part of MDOT’s tour of 23 Maryland counties and Baltimore City...
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Police Investigating Abduction and Murder of Hanover Man, Detectives Seeking Witnesses and Information of Incident

Police Investigating Abduction and Murder of Hanover Man, Detectives Seeking Witnesses and Information of Incident

On September 21, 2022, at approximately 9:00 p.m., officers responded to the 7700 block of Arundel Mills Boulevard in Hanover for a possible assault and abduction. A witness reported she was in the parking garage at the Arundel Preserve when she saw what she believed to be a male suspect stabbing another male. The...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Sobriety Checkpoint Friday, September 23, 2022

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Sobriety Checkpoint Friday, September 23, 2022

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the Hughesville area tonight, September 23, 2022. This checkpoint is grant funded through the Maryland Highway Safety Office.
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Assault and Reckless Endangerment

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Assault and Reckless Endangerment

On September 22, 2022, at 5:12 a.m. Deputy Fleenor responded to the 21900 block of Baja Lane in Lexington Park, for the reported shots fired. Contact was made with the victim who advised Reginald Tre Brown, age 31 of Lexington Park, arrived at the residence in a vehicle and brandished a shotgun. Brown pointed...
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UPDATE: Second Man Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder of 17-Year-Old in Bryans Road

UPDATE: Second Man Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder of 17-Year-Old in Bryans Road

UPDATE 9/23/2022: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, a Charles County jury, after an 8-day trial and less than a day of deliberation, convicted Mikayle Tahed Qawwee, 21, of Waldorf, of the First-Degree Murder and Armed Robbery of Bradley Brown, as well as related charges. On...
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Non-Specific Threats Under Investigation By The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Non-Specific Threats Under Investigation By The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating non-specific and generalized threats of violence regarding the St. Mary’s County Fair and public high school football games and other school activities. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office wants to assure the public our agency has numerous uniformed deputies and staff monitoring and working the...
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