Convicted Killer Facing Murder Charges in Charles County

Convicted Killer Facing Murder Charges in Charles County

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on September 23, 2016, Joshua Terrell Mebane, 21, was transported from a federal penitentiary to the Charles County Detention Center where he will be held during the adjudication of charges of First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder for events that occurred on October 26, 2012. In 2012, Mebane was charged with the first-degree murder of Teresa Bass and the Attempted Murder of her husband Jerry Bass Jr. as the couple...
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Police Make Second Arrest in Murder of 25-Year-Old Dunkirk Man

Police Make Second Arrest in Murder of 25-Year-Old Dunkirk Man

UPDATE: On September 22, 2016 at 10:54 p.m. officers from the Annapolis Police Department arrested Demari Crowdy, 18, of Arnold for the murder of Davon Jones. Crowdy was arrested in Annapolis. Crowdy is the second suspect arrested and has been identified as the shooter in the homicide of Davon Jones. Brandon Johnson was the first suspect arrested on September 8th for his role in the murder. “This was a heinous and senseless crime that surely disturbed our community,” said Annapolis...
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Police in Charles County to Conduct Sobriety Two Checkpoints Tonight

Police in Charles County to Conduct Sobriety Two Checkpoints Tonight

The Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack in conjunction with the La Plata Town Police will be conducting two Sobriety Checkpoints on Saturday, September 24, 2016 in Charles County. The La Plata Barrack is committed to aggressive enforcement of all alcohol and CDS consumption related violations as they relate to the operation of motor vehicles. This effort is designed to make Charles County safe place to live, work and visit.
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Narcotics Arrests for St. Mary’s County – 9/23/2016

Narcotics Arrests for St. Mary’s County – 9/23/2016

Darius Timothy Woodland, 22, of Leonardtown, was indicted and charged with “Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana” and “Possession of a Handgun while Trafficking Narcotics”. James Roshawn Garrett, 35, of Hollywood, and Woody Nathaniel Ward, 40, of Mechanicsville, were indicted and charged for their criminal activity related to cocaine distribution. Suspect Ward was indicted and charged with “Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute”. Suspect Garrett was charged with “Felon in Possession of a Handgun”. Danielyn Marshall Winder,...
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Operation “12” – A Sobriety Checkpoint in Memory of Joshua Leland Siegert

Operation “12” – A Sobriety Checkpoint in Memory of Joshua Leland Siegert

A memorial sobriety checkpoint was dedicated to the family of Joshua Leland Siegert this past Saturday in Park Hall. The checkpoint was held in close proximity to where Siegert was killed in a one-car accident in 2003, after the car he was a passenger in drifted off the road and crashed. The driver of the car had been drinking prior to the accident. The dedication ceremony was held at Sheriff’s Office headquarters in Leonardtown. Sheriff Tim Cameron addressed the...
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Lusby Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Federal Prison for Production of Child Pornography

Lusby Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Federal Prison for Production of Child Pornography

On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Jose Antonio Jaramillo, age 55, of Lusby, to 17 years in federal prison, followed by 15 years years of supervised release, for production of child pornography. Judge Grimm also ordered that upon his release from prison, Jaramillo must register as a sex offender in the place where he resides, where he is an employee, and where he is a student, under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification...
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Lexington Park Woman Charged with Attempted Murder, Assault and Arson

Lexington Park Woman Charged with Attempted Murder, Assault and Arson

On  Tuesday, September 20, 2016, B. Shepperd from the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal charged Tourissa Alcindo, 28, of Lexington Park, after St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies apprehended her on a Malicious Destruction of Property charge. A previous Arrest Warrant was on file from the Office of the State Fire Marshal concerning multiple fires set outside an occupied dwelling located at 20913 Coronet Place in Lexington Park on September 18, 2016. On September 18, 2016, at approximately...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested on a Variety of Charges

Lexington Park Man Arrested on a Variety of Charges

On Monday, September 12, 2016, at approximately 2:00 am, Trooper First Class E. Krenik from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to a lookout for a silver Toyota passenger car coming into St. Mary’s County from Calvert County. The operator of the vehicle was allegedly involved in an assault in Calvert County and fled the scene. TFC Krenik observed a vehicle matching the description given on southbound Route 4 north of Kingston Creek Road. The vehicle turned onto Kingston Creek...
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DC Man Charged with Armed Robbery of Waldorf Pharmacy

DC Man Charged with Armed Robbery of Waldorf Pharmacy

On Thursday, September 15, 2016, Detective J. Feldman of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office charged Daniel Jervan Shaw, 18, of Washington, DC, in connection with the February 8, 2016, robbery of a pharmacy on Technology Place in Waldorf. During the robbery Shaw and an accomplice jumped the pharmacy counter and stole two bottles of cough syrup, threatening a clerk with a metal pipe. Through the course of the investigation, Shaw was identified as a suspect. Shaw was located in a...
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DWI Leads to Drug Arrest for Mechanicsville Woman

DWI Leads to Drug Arrest for Mechanicsville Woman

On Friday, September 16, 2016, Deputy J. Kirkner of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office initiated a motor vehicle stop for erratic driving and crossing the center line several times. The driver of the vehicle, Stephanie Jeanne Rice, age 27, of Mechanicsville, displayed signs of impairment and a standardized field sobriety test was conducted which Rice completed unsatisfactorily. A probable cause search of the motor vehicle revealed Schedule II Narcotics in Rice’s possession. Rice was arrested and transported to...
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UPDATE: Police Double Reward for Killer of 29-Year-Old La Plata Woman

UPDATE: Police Double Reward for Killer of 29-Year-Old La Plata Woman

9/20/2016: Howard County police have now doubled the reward for up to $10,000 for a man wanted for murder in July in Laurel. Kenneth Frizzell Diggs, Jr. is wanted in the fatal shooting of Amanda Duer at a Laurel motel and injuring a second victim. 9/6/2016: On Saturday, July 2, 2016, at approximately 4:30 a.m., officers from the Howard County police Department were called to Turf Motel on Washington Boulevard, in Laurel for reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, police...
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Temple Hills Man Arrested for Carjacking in Waldorf

Temple Hills Man Arrested for Carjacking in Waldorf

On Sunday, September 18, 2016, at approximately 5:25 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Route 228 near Mill Hill Road in Waldorf for the report of a carjacking. Investigation showed the suspect, Dimitri Sharp, 25, of Temple Hills, assaulted his girlfriend and then carjacked her vehicle. Officers spotted the car near Route 228 and Western Parkway and attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but Sharp fled, striking another car. Sharp continued to...
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Loveville Woman Leaves 4-year-old and Infant Unattended in Locked Running Vehicle in Leonardtown

Loveville Woman Leaves 4-year-old and Infant Unattended in Locked Running Vehicle in Leonardtown

On Friday, September 16, 2016 at approximately 7:30 pm, Trooper Coppedge, from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the Food Lion in Leonardtown for a report of unattended children. Upon arrival, Trooper Coppdege observed a 4-year old and a 6 month old unattended in a locked, running vehicle. The infant was crying and the 4 year old was visibly upset. A witness advised that she initially observed the children in the vehicle at 6:50 pm. The children’s mother,...
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Waldorf Burch Mart Closes for Short Time While Bomb Squad Responds

Waldorf Burch Mart Closes for Short Time While Bomb Squad Responds

On Monday, September 19, 2016, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Prince George’s County Bomb Squad and officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Burch Mart convenience store, at 10195 Berry Road, in Waldorf, for a report of a suspicious package Police used a robot to diagnose the situation and determine the scene to be safe. According to a report from the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the store supervisor was emptying outside trash cans when she discovered a “beeping” noise...
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UPDATE: NAS Patuxent River Releases Statement on Vehicle that Entered Base Without ID on Monday

UPDATE: NAS Patuxent River Releases Statement on Vehicle that Entered Base Without ID on Monday

9/20/2016 UPDATE: The following statement was posted on the Naval Air Station Patuxent River Facebook Page – NAS Patuxent River would like to inform tenants of the actions taken in response to a driver who entered the base without showing proper ID on September 19, 2016. Following this incident, Naval Security Forces initiated an installation wide search to locate the vehicle and driver. This included checking all vehicles as they exited the gates, creating traffic problems. Video surveillance of the incident did...
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Carver Assumes Command of VX-23 from Erker

Carver Assumes Command of VX-23 from Erker

Navy Cmdr. James Carver relieved Marine Lt. Col. Kevin Erker as commanding officer of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 Sept. 16 after serving as the squadron’s chief test pilot since October 2014. During Erker’s tenure as commanding officer, the squadron’s 1,200 military members, civil servants and contractors accomplished 5,100 test project sorties...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Searches for Missing Man

Prince George’s County Police Department Searches for Missing Man

The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a missing man. He is identified as 79-year-old Melvyn Douglas Connor. He was last seen in the 1300 block of Southview Drive in Oxon Hill, MD at about 10:00 am on September 23, 2016. Connor is described as an African American...
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4th Annual Kevin Crine Memorial Race at Budds Creek

4th Annual Kevin Crine Memorial Race at Budds Creek

Mid-Atlantic Motocross Association (M.A.M.A.) and the Crine Family are very pleased to announce and extend an invitation to the 4th Annual Kevin Crine Memorial Race hosted at Budd’s Creek Motocross Park on September 24 and 25, 2016. Saturday`s race day will include, the sure to be hotly contested, KEVIN CRINE DASH FOR CASH. The...
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Charles County Receives Financial Reporting Excellence Award for 14th Year

Charles County Receives Financial Reporting Excellence Award for 14th Year

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the Charles County Commissioners recognized the Department of Fiscal and Administrative Services’ Accounting Division for their 14th consecutive year earning a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.  The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) selected Charles County Government for its comprehensive annual financial...
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MD PROUD License Plate to Hit Streets on Monday

MD PROUD License Plate to Hit Streets on Monday

Beginning Monday, September 26, 2016, Marylanders can display their pride in their home state as the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) rolls out the new Maryland Proud license plate. Governor Larry Hogan unveiled the new design last month, which prominently features the state flag. The new standard-issue plate is available for...
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DEA Issues Carfentanil Warning to Police and Public

DEA Issues Carfentanil Warning to Police and Public

The DEA has issued a public warning to the public and law enforcement nationwide about the health and safety risks of carfentanil. Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid that is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than fentanyl, which itself is 50 times more potent than heroin. DEA, local law...
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Indian Head Crack Distributors Sentenced To Federal Prison

Indian Head Crack Distributors Sentenced To Federal Prison

U.S. District Judge George Jarrod Hazel sentenced Paul Raymond Gray, a/k/a “PJ,” age 35, of Lusby, Maryland, today to 66 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute powder and crack cocaine, two counts of distribution of crack cocaine, and being a...
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Commissioners Support Rocktoberfest 2016

Commissioners Support Rocktoberfest 2016

On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, the Charles County Commissioners designated the first weekend in October as Rocktoberfest 2016. The La Plata Business Association is partnering with Island Music Company to organize the third annual Rocktoberfest on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The event showcases the musical talents of local performers and others around the region,...
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Visit the Calvert County Virtual Job Fair

Visit the Calvert County Virtual Job Fair

Did you miss the Calvert County Job Fair earlier this month? The fair continues virtually online with links to more than 30 employers that are actively seeking employees. Here is your chance to learn more about the remaining job openings and the businesses that exhibited at the event. Click on each business name to...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Capitol Heights

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Capitol Heights

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in Capitol Heights. The victim is 25-year-old Jadene Brooking of Lee Jay Court in Capitol Heights. On September 21st at about 2:30 pm, patrol officers were called to the 6400 block of Central Avenue for a collision...
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39 Volunteer Fire Departments Receive $89,025 in Funding

39 Volunteer Fire Departments Receive $89,025 in Funding

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the recipients of the 2016 Volunteer Fire Assistance Program grants, which provide financial and technical assistance to rural volunteer fire departments and their communities. This year, the department awarded $89,025 to 39 volunteer fire departments in 12 Maryland counties. “These funds are essential to help outfit our brave...
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Glen Burnie Woman’s Favorite Lottery Game Brings Giant Win

Glen Burnie Woman’s Favorite Lottery Game Brings Giant Win

A combination of random numbers and birthdays gave a Glen Burnie woman a sweet Keno win, sending her to the Maryland Lottery Winner’s Circle to claim a $10,000 prize. Her good fortune arrived on a normal day. The lucky woman decided to play her favorite game, Keno, at the Smoke Shop #2 located at...
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Wednesday’s Pet is TAVEE

Wednesday’s Pet is TAVEE

Wednesday’s Pet for 9/21/2016 TAVEE Featured Pet: Tavee Rescue Group: Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Golden Retriever Sex: Female Size: Large (under 80 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $100.00 Tavee is an 11-year-old sweet golden oldie looking for a loving, forever home. She has been given up...
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FINAL UPDATE: Minor Injuries Reported – Student Stabbed in Hand at Spring Ridge Middle School

FINAL UPDATE: Minor Injuries Reported – Student Stabbed in Hand at Spring Ridge Middle School

9/21/2016 @ 1:35 p.m.: The following statement was released by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office As stated in our previous press release, during the initial investigation, it was reported a juvenile was stabbed with scissors by another juvenile. Further investigation confirms the incident occurred between two students in a classroom. One student had...
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Blue Angels Won’t Perform at the Patuxent River Air Expo This Year

Blue Angels Won’t Perform at the Patuxent River Air Expo This Year

The Blue Angels recently announced they will not be performing at the NAS Patuxent River Air Expo Oct. 29 and 30. Following the mishap involving Blue Angel #6 in June of this year, Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific (CNAP) decided the team would need to take off one weekend every eight weeks during their...
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Detectives in Prince George’s County Charge Suspect in Connection with Death of Six-Month-Old Baby

Detectives in Prince George’s County Charge Suspect in Connection with Death of Six-Month-Old Baby

The Prince George’s County Police Department, Homicide Unit has charged a suspect in connection with the homicide of a baby boy. The suspect is 48-year-old Lenwood Pearson of the 300 block of Zelma Avenue in Capitol Heights. The victim is six-month-old Demetri Hooper of Allendale Circle in Landover. The suspect is the victim’s step-grandfather....
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Flagging Operations on Thomas Johnson Bridge To Occur Tuesday, September 27

Flagging Operations on Thomas Johnson Bridge To Occur Tuesday, September 27

Next week, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will close one of two lanes and alternate traffic using a flagging operation on the Thomas Johnson Bridge (MD 4 over the Patuxent River). Crews will work between 9 p.m. Monday, September 26 and 5 a.m. Tuesday, September 27. Crews will be repairing...
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