Toddlers Death Under Investigation in LaPlata

Toddlers Death Under Investigation in LaPlata

On May 22 at 6:55 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Wills Memorial Park, 500 St. Mary’s Avenue, in La Plata, in reference to a woman who had been pushing a toddler in a swing for an unusually long period of time – the woman and child had possibly been at the park since the day before. When officers arrived, they found the woman pushing a three-year-old male in a swing at the playground....
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As Summer Begins, Troopers Step up Enforcement Efforts to Keep Maryland Roads Safe

As Summer Begins, Troopers Step up Enforcement Efforts to Keep Maryland Roads Safe

As the unofficial start to the summer travel season beings, Maryland State Police are stepping up traffic enforcement efforts to keep Maryland roads safe this holiday weekend. Troopers throughout the state will be conducting special traffic enforcement initiatives this Memorial Day weekend in an effort to reduce motor vehicle crashes. The SPIDRE Team, a full-time drunk driving enforcement team, will be out this weekend in areas where drunk drivers and drunk driving crashes are known to be prevalent. Troopers...
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Prince George’s County Police Officer Under Internal Investigation for Mothers Actions

Prince George’s County Police Officer Under Internal Investigation for Mothers Actions

The Waldorf grandmother facing murder charges after a double shooting in Waldorf during what police say was a child custody dispute is the mother of a police officer. Conway is the mother of a Prince George’s County Police officer. In a statement, PGPD says, “We are aware the suspect is the mother of one of our officers. We have launched an internal investigation to determine what information, if any, our officer may have regarding this incident.” Investigators believe the...
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Drug and Alcohol-Related Intoxication Deaths Rise in Charles County

Drug and Alcohol-Related Intoxication Deaths Rise in Charles County

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) released the 2014 Drug and Alcohol-Related Intoxication Deaths in Maryland Report on Tuesday, May 19. The report found that there was a 21 percent increase in the number of Maryland deaths in 2014 compared with 2013’s data. A total of 21 drug and alcohol related intoxication deaths occurred in Charles County in 2014. This is an increase from the nine deaths confirmed in 2013 and the 13 deaths confirmed in...
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UPDATE: Details in Waldorf Murder Released

UPDATE: Details in Waldorf Murder Released

UPDATE 5/21/15 @ 2:00 p.m.: On May 20, 2015 at approximately 5:45 p.m. Officers from Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded the Rock and Roll McDonalds located at 11025 Mall Circle, in Waldorf, for a reported shooting. Upon their arrival they discovered two adult victims who were suffering from multiple gunshot wounds; the victims were later identified as Krystal Mange and Robert Mange. Victim Robert Mange was transported to an area hospital for treatment, however he was pronounced dead at...
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Operation Border2Border Kicks off Click it or Ticket Campaign

Operation Border2Border Kicks off Click it or Ticket Campaign

On May 19th, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and troopers from the Leonardtown and Prince Frederick Barracks of the Maryland State Police, conducted seatbelt compliance checks on both sides of the Thomas Johnson Bridge as part of the Border2Border Seat Belt Compliance Initiative. During the operation, a total of 1,728 vehicles passed through and 70 vehicles were stopped. Those vehicle stops resulted in 34 seatbelt citations, 16 cellphone citations, 1...
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Missing Waldorf Man’s Body Found in Anne Arundel County

Missing Waldorf Man’s Body Found in Anne Arundel County

On May 19, 2015, at approximately 4:58 a.m., Western District officers from the from the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to the area of Brock Bridge Road and Dorsey Run (a body of water that feeds into the Patuxent River) in reference to assisting a motorist that had driven into the water. There had been a significant amount of rainfall due to heavy rain and thunder storms that occurred throughout the evening and early morning that caused the...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Sarah

Wednesday’s Pet is Sarah

Wednesdays Pet for 5/20/15 is Sarah Featured Pet: Sarah Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: Cerebellum/equilibrium issues Breed: Beagle Mix Sex: Female Size: 15 pounds Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Sarah came into rescue from an abusive situation.  She is a 6 month old, sweet, peppy puppy.  Sarah is 15 pounds of pure happiness; her tail is in the air wagging all the time, happy to be with canine friends that really enjoy her...
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Maryland Removes Parallel Parking from Driver’s License Test

Maryland Removes Parallel Parking from Driver’s License Test

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration officially removed parallel parking as a required test element on the driver’s license test on a statewide basis. A MVA spokesperson said, “the administration determined that completing a two-point turn and backing up are similar enough to parallel parking to eliminate the parking element from the test”. “The MVA consistently evaluates its assessments of both the knowledge and skills tests. In analyzing the skills test, it was determined that the currently used 2-point reverse turn, when...
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BREAKING NEWS: Barricad Situation in Hickory Hills Subdivision Has Been Resolved

BREAKING NEWS: Barricad Situation in Hickory Hills Subdivision Has Been Resolved

3:00 p.m.: The situation on Iverson Dr. has been resolved. 2:20 p.m.: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is reporting there is a barricaded subject on Iverson Drive in the Hickory Hills Subdivision off Chancellors Run Road. The Sheriff’s Office reports the subject is “contained”. More details to follow once they become available.
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Seven People Transported From Motor Vehicle Collision in Prince Frederick

Seven People Transported From Motor Vehicle Collision in Prince Frederick

On Monday, May 18, 2015, at approximately 6:20 p.m., units from Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of Adelina Road and Sixes Road, in Prince Frederick for the report of a serious motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles. Between the two vehicles there were seven occupants involved in the collision. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2013 Nissan Armada was traveling northbound on Adelina Road approaching Sixes Road when a 2014 Hyundai...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 5/20/15

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 5/20/15

The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address. BURGLARY: On May 16 between 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., unknown suspect(s) forced open a basement window of a house in the 2200 block of Bridle Path Drive in Waldorf and stole a firearm and money. Officers canvassed the area and located a witness who reported...
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Stabbing in Charles County Under Investigation

Stabbing in Charles County Under Investigation

On Monday, May 19, 2015, at 1:50 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to Charles Regional Medical Center for the report of a stabbing victim. A preliminary investigation showed the male victim, 28, was transported to the hospital by an acquaintance; he had a stab wound to his back and was in serious condition. The victim was transferred to another hospital for treatment. It is not clear where the actual stabbing occurred. Anyone with information is...
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Detectives Seek Public’s Help Identifying Robbery Suspect – Crime Solvers Offering Reward

Detectives Seek Public’s Help Identifying Robbery Suspect – Crime Solvers Offering Reward

On Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 9:41 p.m., a male suspect entered a deli quick shop in the 3000 block of St. Charles Parkway. He approached a clerk (who was near the back of the shop) displayed a knife and demanded money. The suspect forced the clerk to the front counter where he grabbed money from the register and a pack of Newport cigarettes. The clerk sustained several cuts to the wrist during the robbery. Photos of the suspect...
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Two Indicted for Burglary/Home Invasion

Two Indicted for Burglary/Home Invasion

After a review with the St. Mary’s County States Attorney’s Office, the following suspects were indicted by investigators from MSP-Criminal Enforcement Division, Central South Region: BURGLARY On May 15, 2015, Jessica Louise Johnson, 25, of Mechanicsville and William Joseph Gross, 61, of Hollywood were served at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center with an open indictment. During a nine month investigation, Investigators from MSP-Criminal Enforcement Division, Central South Region identified Johnson and Gross as suspects in a burglary of...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Violation of a Protective Order.

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Violation of a Protective Order.

On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, Deputy Wesner of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Indian Way in Lexington Park, for an unrelated matter. William Joseph Flanagin, JR., age 37, of Lexington Park, was located inside the residence in violation of an active protective order. Flanagin was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, where he was charged with Violation Protective Order.
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Important Alert for MetroCast Customers!

Important Alert for MetroCast Customers!

Beware of any email that asks you to reveal personal identifying information, including your online logins, user IDs and passwords, even if the email threatens some serious consequence. The email may not be legitimate even though it contains authentic logos and trademarks from companies with whom you regularly do business. Responding to such email,...
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Commissioners Hold Ceremony to Recognize Small Businesses

Commissioners Hold Ceremony to Recognize Small Businesses

Acknowledging the vital contributions made by small businesses to the economic growth and quality of life in the county, the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County have declared the month of May Small Business Month. In partnership with local organizations, St. Mary’s County provides support for small businesses which represents major opportunities for economic development, innovation, growth, and expansion...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Partner with Charles County Citizens for Substance Free Youth on 30th Annual Project Graduation

Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Partner with Charles County Citizens for Substance Free Youth on 30th Annual Project Graduation

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Charles County Citizens for Substance Free Youth on the 30th Annual Project Graduation, which will take place on May 29 and May 30 from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. at the College of Southern Maryland. This free event aims to celebrate graduating high school seniors...
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Registration Open for Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership Inaugural Meeting

Registration Open for Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership Inaugural Meeting

The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership (HSMP) will host its first annual meeting on Thursday June 4, 2015 from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center in Leonardtown. This meeting will be an opportunity for participants to network, learn from public health experts and receive updates on coalition-wide...
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Camp Phoenix Registration Now Open for Children and Teens

Camp Phoenix Registration Now Open for Children and Teens

Camp Phoenix is three-day, day camp for grieving children and teens ages 7 to 15. This program offers every child the opportunity to express his/her feelings of grief and loss in a supportive and understanding environment. In addition to traditional camp activities, including swimming, crafts and sports, children participate in group discussions and creative...
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Calvert County Announces Memorial Day Schedule

Calvert County Announces Memorial Day Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces that county offices will be closed Monday, May 25, 2015, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition: • The county senior centers will be closed and Meals on Wheels will not be delivered. • There will be no county bus service. • Calvert Library locations will...
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Governor Hogan Helps NRP Welcome New Water Safety Mascot

Governor Hogan Helps NRP Welcome New Water Safety Mascot

Two decades after arriving in Maryland from his native bamboo forest to help spread the water safety message for the Natural Resources Police, mascot PFD Panda has announced his retirement. In a lighthearted weekend ceremony on the lawn of Government House, Governor Larry Hogan and his dog, Lexi, helped welcome Splash the Water Safety...
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More to Explore is Back – Families Get Active!

More to Explore is Back – Families Get Active!

Discover St. Mary’s County’s great outdoors and get active this summer through the FREE More to Explore passport program. Beginning June 21, pick up a More to Explore passport at any St. Mary’s County Public Library. The passport features historic sites, nature parks, walking tours – even a farmer’s market. The summer activity passport...
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Hoyer Celebrates St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s 175th Anniversary at Commencement Ceremony

Hoyer Celebrates St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s 175th Anniversary at Commencement Ceremony

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer attended the commencement ceremony for the St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s class of 2015. Congressman Hoyer recognized the 175th anniversary of the college’s founding by presenting a statement submitted into the Congressional Record to President Tuajuanda Jordan at the ceremony. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Thank you,...
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State Of Maryland Joins Complaint Against Charitable Organizations Accused Of Deceptive Fundraising Practices

State Of Maryland Joins Complaint Against Charitable Organizations Accused Of Deceptive Fundraising Practices

Governor Larry Hogan and the Office of the Secretary of State, which approves the certification of Maryland’s 10,000 charities, today announced that the state, represented by Attorney General Brian Frosh, will join the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other state law enforcement officials in a complaint charging multiple cancer charities with defrauding more...
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Commander of Fleet Readiness Centers Talks Knowledge Management at Workshop

Commander of Fleet Readiness Centers Talks Knowledge Management at Workshop

Rear Adm. Paul Sohl, Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC), and Assistant Commander for Logistics and Industrial Operations (AIR 6.0), at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) speaks to NAVAIR’S corporate leadership about 6.0’s implementation of a knowledge management system. The system is a digital collaborative tool designed to capture experience and expertise in an always...
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Sheriff’s Office Hosting Citizen’s Advisory Meeting

Sheriff’s Office Hosting Citizen’s Advisory Meeting

On Wednesday, May 20 at 7 p.m., the Charles County Sheriff’s Office will host a quarterly citizen’s advisory meeting at the American Legion located at 6330 Crain Highway in La Plata. Representatives from each of the sheriff’s office district stations will be on hand to meet with county residents and talk about crime trends...
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MDA Launching Farmers’ Market Price Reporting Pilot Program

MDA Launching Farmers’ Market Price Reporting Pilot Program

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service, will begin a pilot project reporting the prices of products sold at five farmers markets in the state. MDA is also now reporting prices from livestock auctions in Western Maryland and grain prices from around the state...
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$1,000 Mini Grant Presented by the Calvert Community Foundation

$1,000 Mini Grant Presented by the Calvert Community Foundation

The Calvert Community Foundation presented a $1,000 mini grant to East John Youth Center at a ceremony on April 18, 2015 at King’s Landing Wisner Hall. In keeping with the Foundation’s emphasis on improving the lives of citizens in the community, East John’s “3 on 3 Basketball Challenge” was selected to provide an opportunity for...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Partner with Charles County Citizens for Substance Free Youth on 30th Annual Project Graduation

Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Partner with Charles County Citizens for Substance Free Youth on 30th Annual Project Graduation

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Charles County Citizens for Substance Free Youth on the 30th Annual Project Graduation, which will take place on May 29 and May 30 from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. at the College of Southern Maryland. This free event aims to celebrate graduating high school seniors...
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Maryland Environmental Trust Names Conservation Award Winners and Grant Recipients

Maryland Environmental Trust Names Conservation Award Winners and Grant Recipients

As part of its annual awards, the Maryland Environmental Trust granted $27,000 to land preservation groups statewide. MET announced the award and grant winners during its 15th annual Maryland Land Conservation Conference, held April 30 and May 1 at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights. More than 160 people from 90 organizations throughout the...
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Pax River Proud to Welcome Navy Ceremonial Guard

NAS Pax River is Proud to Welcome the Navy Ceremonial Guard to our Memorial Day Commemoration! The event will be held at the West Basin Marina on Friday, May 22. Starting promptly at 11 a.m. immediately following the Commemoration at 12 p.m., MWR will be hosting a Family Picnic with free food and live...
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