State Police in Charles County Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving a Pedestrian

State Police in Charles County Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving a Pedestrian

3/28/2017 @ 8:15 p.m.: Witnesses reported a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle involved in the fatal collision had struck a vehicle in the parking lot of the Red Lobster and left the scene. Police have the driver of the striking vehicle in custody, and a sobriety test was performed at the scene. USE CAUTION IN THE AREA, THERE ARE MULTIPLE INVESTIGATORS ON FOOT IN THE AREA. 3/28/2017: On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Troopers from...
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Leonardtown Woman Arrested for Violation of Protective Order

Leonardtown Woman Arrested for Violation of Protective Order

On Friday, March, 10, 2017, Corporal J. Stone of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 20000 block of Shadrick Street in Leonardtown, for a reported disturbance. Cpl. Stone’s investigation revealed the suspect, Nicole Corine Underwood, 26 of Leonardtown, entered the victim’s home in violation of a final protective order issued by District Court Judge, Karen Chesser on January 24, 2017. Underwood was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where she was charged...
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Wanted Lexington Park Man Arrested for Violation of Protective Order

Wanted Lexington Park Man Arrested for Violation of Protective Order

On Friday, March, 10, 2017, Deputy G. Muschette of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office observed Francis Xavier Hill, 21, of Lexington Park, in the 21000 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Deputy Muschette confirmed Hill had three open arrest warrants for Violation of Protective order and Burglary 4th Degree. Deputy Muschette made contact with the suspect at an apartment on Great Mills Road and placed him under arrest for the warrants. It was subsequently learned that...
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Great Mills Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

Great Mills Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

On Monday, March, 13, 2017, Corporal. J. Stone of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Chancellors Run Apartments in Great Mills for a reported Domestic Assault. Upon arriving, Cpl. Stone observed a vehicle leaving the scene at which time he attempted to stop the vehicle to ensure the occupants were not related to the domestic assault report. However, the vehicle refused to stop attempting to elude Cpl. Stone. The vehicle subsequently stopped and Corporal Stone...
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Fighting on Great Mills Road Leads to Two Arrests

Fighting on Great Mills Road Leads to Two Arrests

On Thursday, March 9, 2017, Deputy First Class V. Pontorno and Corporal J. Graves of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were in the area of 21000 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park when they heard yelling coming from the parking lot in front of the Quick Stop. Deputies observed James Brian Thompson, 21, and John Eugene Otto, 21, both of Lexington Park, on the ground fighting. The fight and yelling caused patrons from inside of the Quick Stop...
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Two Dogs Perish in Friday Evening Camper Fire in Drayden

Two Dogs Perish in Friday Evening Camper Fire in Drayden

On Friday, March 24, 2017, firefighters from Second District Volunteer Fire Department, and neighboring departments were alerted to report of a travel trailer fire on Dennis Point Way, in Drayden. Crews arrived on scene to discover a 33 foot camper at Dennis Point Marina with heavy fire showing. The fire was determined to be accidental as a result of a faulty extension cord located on the back side of the RV. No injuries were reported. The two occupants were able...
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Port Tobacco Man Arrested on Drug Charges in Indian Head

Port Tobacco Man Arrested on Drug Charges in Indian Head

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at approximately 10:55 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 5300 block of Smith Drive in Indian Head for the report of a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, officers located a running vehicle stopped in the middle of the road. Upon contact, officers immediately realized the driver was under the influence of drugs and or alcohol. Officers also found 7 grams of suspected powder cocaine, a scale, and small plastic baggies...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Armed Robbery of Cab Driver

Police in Charles County Investigating Armed Robbery of Cab Driver

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, at approximately 4:15 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3500 block of Promenade Place in Waldorf after a cab driver called to report he had been robbed. Investigation showed the driver went to the address to pick up a fare. When he arrived, a lone male suspect entered the car, displayed a handgun and demanded money and the victim’s cell phone. The victim complied and the suspect fled. The...
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Police in Calvert Arrest Culpeper Virginia Man on Burglary Charges

Police in Calvert Arrest Culpeper Virginia Man on Burglary Charges

On March 21st, 2017 at approximately 12:20 p.m. deputies were dispatched to a residence on Old Bayside Road, Chesapeake Beach, Maryland for a report of a burglary in progress. The homeowner advised he came home to find an intruder was inside his bedroom. The homeowner chased the suspect from the residence. The suspect was described as a mid-twenties white male, wearing blue jeans, and a grey hooded shirt. He was seen running North on Old Bayside Road carrying a...
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Rochester New York Man Arrested in Calvert County on Drug Charges

Rochester New York Man Arrested in Calvert County on Drug Charges

On March 17, 2017, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Deputy R. Spalding of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle he observed speeding over the posted limit at southbound MD Rt. 4/MF Bowen Road. He made contact with the occupants and discovered the rear passenger, Alexander Walker, 48, of Rochester, New York, was in possession of marijuana over 10 grams. The front passenger, Michael Walker, 54, of Baltimore had a blunt containing a small amount...
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UPDATE: Loveville Man Killed in Early Morning Accident

UPDATE: Loveville Man Killed in Early Morning Accident

UPDATE 3/25/2017 @11:45 a.m.: On March 25, 2017, at approximately 2:18 am, patrol units from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Loveville Road in the area of Lenny Penny Lane in Loveville. Deputies located a 1999 Ford F-350 pickup truck in the roadway. The operator, Franklin Irvin Bowles, 27 of Loveville, was pronounced deceased by EMS personnel. The St. Mary’s County Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation....
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Crack Dealer and his Driver Arrested in Lexington Park

Crack Dealer and his Driver Arrested in Lexington Park

In November of 2015, Thomas Austin Goldring III, aka “Junk,” age 37, of Lexington Park, was indicted by a grand jury for distribution of crack cocaine. Goldring failed to appear in the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County reference these charges in February 2017, resulting in two active warrants for his arrest. On March 22, 2017, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division observed Goldring as a passenger in a vehicle stopped in the 21000 block...
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UPDATE: 8 Month Old Baby Boy Killed in Dog Attack in Lusby

UPDATE: 8 Month Old Baby Boy Killed in Dog Attack in Lusby

UPDATE: 3/24/2017 @ 3:30 p.m.: The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has conducted a thorough investigation and have determined there will be no criminal charges. The “pit-bull” type dog and 8-month-old baby boy were being cared for at the residence by a family friend at the time of the attack. The family friend was in the living room with the baby and the dog, and at some point the dog attacked the baby unprovoked. The family friend tried in vain...
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Five Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident in Newburg

Five Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident in Newburg

On March 24, 2017, at approximately 4:15 a.m., officers with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit responded to the 11400 block of Edge Hill Road in Newburg for the report of a single-vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle, which had gone down an embankment and overturned. The vehicle had five occupants, two females and three males. Four of the occupants were flown out to area hospitals, and one occupant was transported by ground to a...
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UPDATE: Names Released in Domestic-Related Quadruple Shooting in Waldorf

UPDATE: Names Released in Domestic-Related Quadruple Shooting in Waldorf

UPDATE 3/23/2017 @ 10:25 a.m.: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have released additional information relating to the domestic-related quadruple shooting that occurred on March 23, 2017. At 8:07 p.m., officers responded to 3305 Westdale Court in Waldorf for multiple calls for the sound of gunshots and a shooting. When officers arrived, they found a woman, 36, outside with multiple gunshot wounds. They received information that the shooter – the woman’s husband – was inside along with their two children. Officers...
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Interested in Becoming a Member of the Maryland State Police?

Interested in Becoming a Member of the Maryland State Police?

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Maryland State Police? Do you have questions and don’t know who to ask or where to start? On April 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm, members of College Park, Forestville and Rockville Barracks will be hosting a “Speak to a Trooper” recruitment event at 10100 Rhode...
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Four CSM Students Honored for Public Service Announcements

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Four College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students were honored for public service announcements they produced last semester as part of their digital media production class. Students from both CSM and Towson University were invited to create and submit 30-second PSAs that warn state residents about the danger of items being stolen from cars in...
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Waldorf Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Federal Prison for Committing Two Bank Robberies in Less Than a Week

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U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang sentenced Joshua Francisco Miranda, age 29, of Waldorf, on Monday, March 27, 2017, to eight years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for committing two bank robberies in March 2016. Judge Chuang also entered an order requiring Miranda to pay restitution of $7,800. The sentence...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New K-9 and Handler

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Sheriff Tim Cameron announces a new member to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office family: a 15-month-old Dutch Shepherd, Brix, which has been assigned to work with Deputy First Class Lacey Johnson. Brix was imported from Slovakia. Johnson and Brix are in a 16-week basic K-9 handler course that started in February. After the...
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UPDATE: POLICE ALERT: Charles County – Barricade Situation in Nanjemoy has Ended

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Update: The barricade that took place this morning on Port Tobacco Road in Nanjemoy has ended. The man has surrendered to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team and will be taken to the hospital for evaluation. Road closure on Rt 6. between Baptist Church Rd and Poseytown Rd is now open. All...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Suspicious Item in Neighborhood

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On March 24, 2017, at approximately 5:10 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Garrett Trailer Park on Great Mills Road for what was believed to be an unexploded ordnance. The investigation revealed a subject was oystering near the Patuxent River Naval Air Station when they dredged the ordnance out of the...
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Weekly Fishing Report 3/27/2017

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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 3/27/2017 to 3/31/2017

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During the week of March 27, to March 31, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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Troopers Receive Advanced Domestic Violence Awareness Training

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Maryland state troopers are beginning advanced domestic violence awareness training today in an effort to increase their understanding of all aspects of a domestic violence investigation and their knowledge of all services available to victims they encounter. Provided by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, the advanced training will be required for all Maryland...
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Letter to the Editor: Celebrate the Legacy of Community Leader and Advocate, Annette Funn

Letter to the Editor: Celebrate the Legacy of Community Leader and Advocate, Annette Funn

The lives and contributions of some people continue to sparkle long after they pass from this world. My friend and colleague, Annette Jones Funn, was just such a person. A model of public service, her legacy will live on, enrich Calvert County, and inspire young and old alike for decades to come. Please join...
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