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ASSAULT: On May 2 at 1:15 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 2800 block of Merchant Court in Waldorf for the report of an assault in progress. While officers were en route, they received information that shots had been fired and the suspects had just fled the scene. A lookout of the suspects’ car was broadcast. Officers observed the vehicle nearby and initiated a traffic stop. Four passengers jumped out of the car and fled on foot; the driver was apprehended. Officers set up a perimeter and located the suspects. Investigation revealed the suspects went to the house for a party but were asked to leave after they assaulted several people. As they left, the suspects threw a brick through the windshield of a vehicle and also threw two chairs through the front windows of the house. Further investigation showed a handgun was not fired during the assault. Eric Dwayne Gross, 19, of Accokeek, Stephanie Charelle Fleming, 21, of Waldorf, Donte Andre Dorsey, 24, of Indian Head, Timothy Aldujuan Sesay, 26 of Waldorf, and Eric Lamont Figeroux Jr., 19, of Alabama were arrested and charged with malicious destruction of property and second-degree assault. PFC D. Butler investigated. 
 
FIREARMS VIOLATION: On May 5 at 3:31 a.m. officers responded to the 3200 block of Patapsco Place in Waldorf for the report of a suspicious vehicle. Officers located the car and upon approaching the vehicle, found two men inside; both appeared to be intoxicated. Officers also saw a handgun on the back seat. A computer check showed neither man was allowed to be in possession of a firearm. Sean Gerard Estep, 29, of Waldorf and Alphonso Olajadae Cutler, 27, of Waldorf were arrested and charged with illegal possession of a firearm. Officer S. Hooper investigated.
 
THEFT: On May 3 at 7 p.m., officers responded to the 8800 block of Old Stagecoach Road in La Plata for the report of a theft. Investigation revealed several batteries had been stolen from a cell phone tower. Officer T. McKimmie is investigating.
 
ATTEMPTED MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT: Sometime between 2 p.m. May 3 and 8 a.m. May 4, unknown suspect(s) broke into a vehicle in the 100 block of Park Square Court in Waldorf. The suspect(s) pried open a door and removed a fuse box cover. Nothing was stolen from the vehicle. Cpl. J. Walter is investigating.
 
ASSAULT: On May 2 at 5:33 p.m., officers responded to the 5700 block of Bicknell Court in Indian Head for the report of the sound of gunshots. Investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) fired shots into the victim’s residence. No one was injured and a motive is not clear. Officer R. Smith is investigating.
 
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: Sometime between 11 p.m. May 1 and 7:30 a.m. May 2, unknown suspect(s) broke into six cars in the Lancaster and Constitution Hills area of Waldorf and stole valuables out of two cars. PFC K. Newman is investigating.  
 
THEFT: Sometime between 3 p.m. April 27 and 6 a.m. April 28, unknown suspect(s) broke into two vehicles parked in the 9200 block of Twinberry Drive in Bel Alton. The suspects stole tools and a generator and fled the scene. Cpl. T. Lee is investigating.
 
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT: On April 26 at 9:48 p.m., a white 2015 GMC Savanna with orange UHAUL graphics was stolen from a parking lot of a business in Waldorf. Cpl. K. Selkirk is investigating.

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Leonardtown, MD - The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services, TRIAD/S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) Council, and the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County will sponsor the 15th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Ceremony. The event takes place on Tuesday, May 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Road in California. 
 
This event occurs annually during National Police Memorial Week and pays tribute to law officers who have perished in the line of duty as well as honor the “Officer of the Year” as selected from each county agency, based on their outstanding service to the community.
 
The public is invited to attend the ceremony and complimentary luncheon. For more information about the event please call Jennifer Stone at 301-475-4200, ext. 1073.
 

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California, Maryland - Deputy Dale Smith is asking for the public's help in identifying the male subject pictured below. 
 
On Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 5:18 PM, a customer left a cell phone on the counter at Walmart, located on Miramar Way, after checking out.  The male subject was captured on video picking up the cell phone. The phone has not been turned in to Walmart or law enforcement. CASE #25095-15
 

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NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. - Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating night test events are scheduled to take place intermittently throughout May. Events are scheduled until 11 p.m. periodically Mondays through Thursdays. 
 
Pilots at PAX will be testing and training for realistic night flight scenarios that are essential for the precision and safety of our military men and women and the success of their mission. Residents may notice increased noise levels due to these operations.
 
As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing activities on the community. For more information call 1-866-819-9028.

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PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – May 5, 2015 – The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces that nominations are being accepted for the 27th annual Calvert County Historic Preservation Awards. May is Historic Preservation Month and the board is honored to carry on the tradition of recognizing residents who have worked to preserve Calvert County heritage and historic properties.
Have you noticed an old building or tobacco barn that someone restored? Does someone in your community record its history or the stories and memories of its longtime residents? Have you ever thought, “Whoever fixed up that old place did a great job.”? Those are just a few examples of the kind of outstanding efforts that can be submitted in three award categories: project awards, service awards and awards for preservation education.
Projects eligible for recognition this year must have been completed by Jan. 1, 2015. Nomination forms are available at the Department of Community Planning and Building in the County Services Plaza, the Calvert County Historical Society and Calvert Library branches. Nomination forms are also available online at www.co.cal.md.us/historicpreservationform and must be submitted no later than Friday, May 15, 2015. For more information or to request a nomination form, contact Kirsti Uunila, Historic Preservation Planner at 410-535-1600, ext. 2504 or e-mail to UunilaK@co.cal.md.us

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Leonardtown, MD – The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County have named Acting Chief Financial Officer L. Jeannett Cudmore Chief Financial Officer. She officially assumes her new role immediately.
 
Ms. Cudmore began her employment with St. Mary’s County government in 1998 as the Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer. Her title was changed to Deputy Director for Finance as a result of the classification study completed in 2000. Once hired, she implemented and trained all users on the County’s Integrated Financial System, HTE and continues to be responsible for maintaining application security for the financial modules. She previously served as the County’s Acting Chief Financial Officer in 2000.
 
Prior to coming to St. Mary’s County Government, Ms. Cudmore was employed by Charles County Government, as a Senior Accountant in Fiscal Services.  In all, her combined experience in local governmental finance totals more than 20 years.
 
Ms. Cudmore received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Frostburg State University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from University of Maryland University College, and she is a Certified Public Accountant.
 
“Jeannett has proven to be an invaluable resource to the commissioners during this period of transition,” said Commissioner President Randy Guy. “She’s the right person to assume the role of Chief Financial Officer and ensure our continued financial stability in the years to come.”
 
As Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Cudmore will oversee all fiscal practices for the County, including accounting, procurement, budget development and management for both operating and capital funds. She will also evaluate and monitor capital project expenditures and the related debt capacity.  
 
Ms. Cudmore replaces former Chief Financial Officer Elaine Kramer who passed away March 25.

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Phone service for all business, non-emergency Charles County Sheriff’s Office phone lines will be temporarily disrupted on May 5 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. due to ongoing system upgrades. Please contact 911 for all emergencies.

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On May 4, 2015 at approximately 3:10 p.m. Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Deputies  and members of the Maryland State Police  were dispatched to Maryland Route 261 west of Quail Drive for the report of a deputy involved shooting.  Upon arrival it was determined Deputy First Class Richard Wilson was involved in a shooting incident that stemmed from his patrol vehicle being struck.  Physical evidence at the scene indicated Dfc. Wilson’s patrol vehicle was struck in front of the driver’s side rear wheel which caused the vehicle to rotate counter clockwise.  Dfc. Wilson’s patrol vehicle left the roadway skidding backwards through a split rail fence.  The Toyota truck that struck Dfc. Wilson’s vehicle then turned left, drove off of the roadway and intentionally struck Dfc. Wilson’s vehicle a second time and continued to accelerate, pushing the patrol vehicle backwards down a slight embankment.  Dfc. Wilson fired several shots through the windshield of his patrol vehicle into the windshield of the ramming vehicle.  The suspect was not struck, bailed out of her vehicle and began to flee the scene towards the west.  A citizen who was stopped in the roadway watching the incident unfold stopped and assisted Dfc. Wilson with apprehending the female suspect.  Witness statements obtained on scene corroborated the events that transpired.  
This investigation is ongoing.  
   
 

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On May 2, 2015 at approximately 4:42 p.m. members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office patrol Bureau responded to 8296 Sycamore Road, Lusby, Maryland 20657 for a report of an unconscious  male.  Upon arrival units discovered a male, later identified as Levi Buck, 48 year old male.   It became apparent that Buck was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.   CPR was performed; however after another assessment it was determined that Buck’s injuries were incompatible with life and he was pronounced dead on the scene. 
Due to the nature of the crime Calvert Investigations Bureau (CIB) assumed the investigation into the death of Levi Buck.  During the investigation numerous witnesses were interviewed and were cooperating with the investigation.  Shortly after assuming the investigation CIB detectives developed a person of interest in the case.  Robert Scott Slaughter, 43 years old of Mechanicsville, Maryland, was sought for questioning by the detectives.   A multi-jurisdictional broadcast was conducted containing description of Slaughter and his vehicle, a 2006 red Ford Mustang GT.  Officers from Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Charles County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police were attempting to locate Slaughter on the roadways, as well as at various places Slaughter was known to frequent.  The Calvert County State’s Attorney’s Office assigned ASA A. Rappaport to the case in effort to provide support to detectives during the investigation.   
The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office CIB deployed numerous detectives throughout the Southern Maryland region in an attempt to apprehend Slaughter, as he was considered armed and dangerous following the shooting on Sycamore Road.  
On 5/2/2015 at approximately 8:49 p.m. Det. M. Mudd, of the Criminal Investigations Bureau, made contact with Slaughter via telephone and spoke with Slaughter for approximately five minutes.  Slaughter indicated to Det. M. Mudd that he was in Huntingtown and was coming to the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office in order to speak with detectives regarding the incident on Sycamore Road.    Slaughter never came to the Sheriff’s Officer and that was the last conversation Slaughter had with anyone known to investigators.   Prior to speaking with Det. M. Mudd on the phone, Slaughter had a brief conversation with his wife and exchanged a limited number of text messages throughout the evening.  Based on the contents of Slaughter’s messages it was believed that he may have been considering suicide.  
Units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Charles County Sheriff’s Office continued to follow-up leads, canvass southern Maryland roadways and neighborhoods and work with cell phone providers in order to locate Slaughter.  The efforts continued from the time of the call until 5/3/2015 at approximately 0530 hours; however, Slaughter was not located.
On 5/3/2015 at 11:30 p.m. CIB Detectives were deployed to the White Sands neighborhood and canvassed the area in search of additional witnesses to the shooting.  Additional interviews, with witnesses who were already identified, were also conducted by detectives.  The search for Slaughter resumed and continued until the evening hours on Sunday 5/3/2015. 
On 5/4/2015 at approximately 7:00 a.m. an officer with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office observed Slaughter’s vehicle in the rear parking lot of Mount Zion Church, Mechanicsville, Maryland.  Slaughter was observed in the front seat and was not moving.  With assistance from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team the vehicle was secured and entry was gained.  
Detectives from CIB responded to the scene and assisted the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office with scene processing.  Robert Scott Slaughter was found in the driver’s seat suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head.  Slaughter was pronounced dead on the scene.  Investigation revealed that Slaughter’s injury was self-inflicted.  A small caliber rifle was located in Slaughters right hand.     Slaughter appeared to be deceased for some time, although the exact time of death is pending an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, in Baltimore.
Based on the information learned during the investigation, facts of the case, electronic data and witness statements Slaughter shot and killed Levi Buck on 5/2/2015.  Slaughter fled the scene and subsequently took his own life sometime on the evening of 5/2/2015 or the early morning hours on 5/3/2015.

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Assault – On May 1, 2015, Deputy Bare responded to a residence in the 22000 block of Farrell Way in Avenue, for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged suspect Abby Lynn Cooper, age 22, of Avenue, shoved the victim into the frame of a door during an argument over finances. Deputy Bare observed a scratch on the victim’s arm. Cooper was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #25186-15  
 
Assault – On May 2, 2015, Deputy K. Molitor responded to a residence in the 21000 block of Lexwood Court in Lexington Park, for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect Steven Richard West, age 35, of Lexington Park, threw a can of cooking spray at the victim. The can struck the victim in the abdomen leaving a red mark. West was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #25416-15
 
Burglary to Motor Vehicle – On May 2, 2015 at 6:10 PM, Deputy H. Smith responded to the McDonalds restaurant located on Great Mills Road, for a reported burglary to a motor vehicle. The victim reported he had been working in the area and believed at some point his wallet was stolen from his unsecured truck. The victim’s bank had also informed him one of his credit cards had been used at multiple business in the Lexington Park area. Deputy Smith began responding to the businesses to investigate the credit card usages. One of the busniesses captured the transaction on video and Deputy Smith was able to see the suspect along with store employees. A short time later, a store employee spotted the suspect at another nearby restaurant and notified Deputy Smith. Deputy Smith contacted the suspect, identified as Shanae Elizabeth Dorsey, age 25, of Leonardtown and placed her under arrest. Dorsey was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Theft Under $1,000 and Rogue and Vagabond. CASE #25481-15
 
Peace Order Violation – On May 3, 2015, Deputy Steinbach responded to a residence on Finch Court in Mechancsville, for a reported violation of an active peace order. The victim alleged suspect Sarah Preston Schrock, age 56, of Mechanicsville, contacted the victim verbally in violation of the peace order. Schrock was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Failure to Comply with Peace Order. CASE #25616-15
 
Assault – On May 3, 2015, Deputy Tirpak responded to a residence on Jay Dee Court in Lexington Park, for a domestic assault in progress. The victim alleged suspect Eundra Keffi Hensley, age 41, of Hollywood, struck the victim in the face and head with her fist during an argument. Deputy Tirpak observed fresh injury to the victim’s eye. Hensley was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #25625-15
 
Property Destruction – On May 3, 2015, Deputy Schultz responded to a residence on Ellenbee Court in Lexington Park, for a reported disturbance. Relatives reported suspect Tyrone Corde Claggett, age 28, of Prince Frederick, began breaking things inside the home while under the influence of drugs. Claggett then went outside and proceeded to strike a neighbor’s car with a piece of wood for no apparent reason. The damage to the car was estimated to be $700.00. Claggett was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Malicious destruction of Property. CASE #25690-15

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Motor Vehicle Theft Case #15-23032:
On April 27 at 9:04 a.m. Dep. D. Naughton was on patrol in the area of Md. Rt. 4 and Rousby Hall Road in Lusby when he conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle and made contact with the driver.  The driver indicated he had left his driver’s license at home but gave Naughton his name and date of birth.  Naughton returned to his patrol vehicle to run a record check and as he was returning to again contact the driver, the subject vehicle fled south on Md. Rt. 4.  The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, passing vehicles on the right shoulder.  Dep. Naughton lost sight of the vehicle and when he observed it again, the vehicle had spun out across all lanes of Md. Rt. 4 and crashed into the guardrail in the center median just north of Southern Connector Blvd.  The driver exited the vehicle and ran across the north bound lanes, up an embankment toward H.G. Trueman Road and onto the porch of a nearby home.  Dep. Naughton drew his service revolver, giving verbal commands, and the driver threw his hands in the air saying “just shoot me”.  Naughton advised the subject to lie on the ground, which he did, and he was handcuffed and arrested.  He was identified as Chris William Savage, 38, of Lusby, which is not the identity he initially provided.  Savage was driving on a suspended driver’s license and was also wanted for second degree assault through the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and another open warrant through the Maryland State Police for failure to appear.  The vehicle Savage was driving was found to have been stolen shortly before the above incident.  Savage was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, theft $1,000 to under $10,000, false statement to a police officer, fraud, eluding, reckless driving, and several other traffic violations.
 
Theft from Vehicle Case #15-23219:
Dep. A. Curtin took the report of a theft that occurred at 3:00 a.m. on April 28 outside a home on Londonderry Court in Chesapeake Beach.  The suspect rummaged through one vehicle without taking anything then took a wallet and Fender guitar, valued at $1400, from a second unlocked vehicle.  The guitar is described as a Fender Stratocaster, sunset orange and red in color with a maple neck.  It was in a black Fender bag.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Dep. Curtain at 410-535-2800.
 
Theft Case #15-23615:
Someone entered a boat at the Rod ‘N Reel marina in Chesapeake Beach sometime between April 29 and 30 and stole 10 fishing rod and reel combos, valued at $1,750.  DFC C. Fox is continuing the investigation.
 
Theft from Vehicle Case #15-23924:
A victim in the 7200 block of Bayside Road in Chesapeake Beach told DFC P. Mosely that someone broke the rear window of her vehicle and stole her purse.  The theft occurred on May 1 between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
 
CDS Violation Case #15-24142:
On May 2 at 11:09 p.m. DFC R. Kreps conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle reported to be driven by a possibly intoxicated driver on Chaneyville Road in Owings.  He arrested the driver, James Michael Pickett, 26 and passenger, Kenneth Thomas Cleaver, Jr., 27, both of Owings.  Each was charged with two counts of possession of CDS; Lorazepam and Alprazolam, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
 

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LEONARDTOWN, MD (May 4, 2015) – Due to declining seasonal groundwater levels, St. Mary’s County Health Department’s Environmental Health Services division has suspended scheduling of “wet season” perc testing. Health department staff will conduct the last perc tests for the season Friday, May 15. Officials at the health department cite declining groundwater levels as the reason, made clear by observing conditions within a network of monitoring wells in the county.
 
Perc test applications received this season, which have not been scheduled, will be placed on hold and scheduled first when groundwater levels are adequate for the next “wet season”, anticipated in 2016. Applicants may also request a refund; however, they will lose their place on the list and must reapply for next year’s schedule when the “wet season” returns.
 
For more information, please contact the Environmental Health Services division at 301-475-4321 or visit the health department’s website at www.smchd.org. 

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Possession of Heroin:  On 4/27/15 at 6:26 pm, Trooper Jones responded to the Town Center Shopping Center in Dunkirk for a call from a citizen observing subjects using CDS.  After speaking with the concerned citizen, Tpr. Jones made contact with the subjects when they returned to their vehicle.  Syringes and other paraphernalia were observed inside the vehicle when they opened the vehicle doors.  Stacy L. Brown, 22 of Lusby, and Brian L. Moore, 25 of St. Leonard, were both found to be in possession of heroin.  They were arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.
 
Possession of Firearm / Possession of Crack Cocaine:  On 4/28/15 at 4:24 am, Master Trooper Gill responded to the 600 block of Field Road in Lusby for a report of suspicious activity.  Chaz D. Reed, 33 of Dowell, was found in a camper in the area and was in possession of crack cocaine.  A loaded Mossberg Shotgun was also found inside the camper.  Reed was prohibited from owning/possessing a weapon.  Reed was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. 
 
Disorderly Conduct:  On 4/28/15 at 8:37 pm, Trooper First Class Esnes stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 near Walmart in Prince Frederick for traffic violations.  While identifying himself and the reason for the traffic stop to the driver, a pedestrian approached the vehicle and began to engage the driver in a conversation.  TFC Esnes asked the gentleman to leave and he began to walk away, however, he turned around and again began to interfere with the traffic stop becoming very disruptive.  Frederick G. Taylor, 63 of Chesapeake Beach, was arrested for disorderly conduct, failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order and obstructing and hindering a police officer.  He was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.  The driver was issued the appropriate citations and was released from the scene.
 
Possession of Dangerous Weapon / Possession of Xanax:  On 4/28/15 at 11:13 pm, Master Trooper Gill stopped a vehicle on Rt.4 near the Thomas Johnson Bridge.  The vehicle matched the description of a lookout from the Calvert County Control Center in reference to being operated in a reckless manner which was almost involved in a head-on collision.  A strong odor of marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle.  A K-9 scan of the vehicle gave a positive alert.  Steven W. Laigle, 28 of Lexington Park, was found to be in possession of Xanax for which he did not have a prescription.  An expandable baton was located inside the vehicle.  Laigle was arrested for possession of CDS and a concealed dangerous weapon.  He was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.
 
Theft from Motor Vehicle:  On 4/29/15 at 11:04 am, Corporal Bennett received a complaint of theft from a vehicle.  The victim reported that three of his four hubcaps had been stolen from his vehicle by unknown subject(s).  He was unsure when the theft occurred but believe it to be within the past two weeks and may have been while he was out shopping as he normally has the vehicle in the garage.  Investigation continues.
 
Theft / Possession of Marijuana:  On 4/29/15 at 5:30 pm, Trooper First Class Lewis responded to the 1600 block of Button Wood Lane in Port Republic for a reported theft.  Investigation revealed Eric T. Button, 27 of Port Republic, had stolen tools from a relative.  He was arrested.  A search incident to the arrest revealed marijuana in his left pant pocket.  He was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.
 
Destruction of Property / Disorderly Conduct / Public Intoxication:  On 5/3/15 at 11:02 pm, Trooper First Class Oles responded to the 14400 block of Solomons Island Rd. for a report of a disorderly person walking in the roadway, throwing items at a vehicle.  Patrick J. Flanagan, 38 of Virginia, was located and was stumbling as he walked.  A strong odor of alcohol was emitting from his breath.  Investigation revealed Flanagan tipped over a table and stole an umbrella from a local restaurant.  Flanagan was using the umbrella while standing in front of moving vehicles.  He was arrested for destruction of property, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.  He was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. 

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The lines for the non-emergency phone lines for the Charles County sheriffs office will be temporarily disrupted tomorrow Tuesday, May 5 from 8 AM until 2 PM anybody with an emergency is asked to call 911. Again, that's tomorrow, May 5th, from 8 AM until 2 PM.

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On behalf of the full Board of County Commissioners, Commissioner President Peter F. Murphy, has ordered the county flag be flown at half-staff on May 4, 2015 until sunset at the Charles County Government Building located at 200 Baltimore St., La Plata, Maryland.  
 
This is in honor of Autumn M. Jenkins who was a volunteer EMT/firefighter for Nanjemoy VFD.     

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(WALDORF, MD) – Two people were killed Sunday afternoon when the motorcycle they were on crashed into the back of a pickup truck and caught fire..
The victims have been identified as Derek Anthony Colquitt, 47, of Washington DC, and Jeri Lanelle Whorton, 34, of White Plains, MD. Colquitt, who was the operator of the motorcycle, was pronounced deceased on scene. The passenger of the motorcycle, Whorton, was ejected from the motorcycle. Whorton was transported to PG Hospital via MSP Aviation Trooper 7, where she succumbed to her injuries.
A preliminary investigation conducted by troopers from the La Plata Barrack, with the assistance of the Maryland State Police CRASH Team, indicates that shortly before 4:00 p.m. today, the driver of a 2013 Harley motorcycle was traveling S/B US RT 301 in the left turn lanes approaching Mattawoman-Beantown Road. For an unknown reason, Colquitt failed to control the motorcycles speed and struck the rear of a 2009 Dodge Ram, operated by Anthony Vanguard Branch. After striking the Dodge Ram, the motorcycle caught
fire. Due to the collision, the Dodge Ram was pushed into the rear of a 2006 Lexus GS 300, operated by Tezzra Earlise Arrington. The passenger of the motorcycle, Whorton, was ejected from the motorcycle and struck a 2007 Lexus GS 350, operated by Preston Kenneth Arrington. A 2008 Honda Accord, operated by Antionette Maria Taylor, received damage from the accident debris. The left turn lanes of S/B US RT 301 at Mattawoman-Beantown Road had a steady red traffic signal, and the other 4 vehicles were stopped for the signal.
Investigation revealed the motorcycles speed was a factor in this collision. The passenger of the motorcycle, Whorton, was not wearing a DOT Approved motorcycle helmet.
Due to the severity of the crash and the amount of debris, troopers closed all of S/B US RT 301 at Cederville Road, and 3 of the N/B US RT 301 lanes at Mattawoman-Beantown Road for approximately 3 hours.
Anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack at (301) 392-1200. The investigation is continuing.
 

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On Sunday at approximately 4:45 p.m., units responded to 8296 Sycamore Drive in White Sands, Lusby, Calvert County, Maryland for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival Calvert County Sheriff's Office patrol deputies located a deceased subject inside of the above residence. The scene was immediately secured and CCSO detectives were requested to respond to the scene to assume the investigation. The deceased person was identified as 48 year old Levi Buck of this same address. Calvert County Sheriff's Office CIB detectives worked through the evening and early morning hours.  Several strong leads in the case were developed as a result.  Investigation into the death of Levi Buck is on-going.   

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PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – May 1, 2015 – The Calvert County Department of Community Planning and Building (CPB) is holding a public meeting to gather public input for the Plum Point Flood Mitigation Plan. Residents who have flooding issues and concerns in the Plum Point Road area—including those who live in or near Breezy Point Estates and Neeld Estates—are encouraged to attend the Saturday, May 16, meeting.
The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hilltop House located at 5120 Shore Drive in Huntingtown. Residents will also be able to review and comment on the draft plan after it is developed.
CPB is preparing the Plum Point Flood Mitigation Plan as part of a larger effort to address flooding issues in the county’s most flood-prone communities. At the meeting, residents will have the opportunity to join in a general discussion and small group discussions to identify and rank flooding issues and concerns in the Plum Point area.
For more information on the meeting or to request any reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities or linguistic barriers, contact Tay Harris at harriste@co.cal.md.us, 410-535-1600 ext. 2501 or Dave Brownlee at brownldc@co.cal.md.us, 410-535-1600 ext. 2338. For information about CPB, call 410-535-2348 or visit online at www.co.cal.md.us.

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The Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department wishes to pass along the following information for the "Celebration of Life" for Autumn as follows:
VISITATION: Monday May 4th - 2:00 P.M. to 4 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Nanjemoy VFD 4260 Port Tobacco Road, Nanjemoy, MD
PRAYERS: Begin at 6:30 P.M. with Pastor Mark from Welcome Baptist Church
FIRE DEPARTMENT PRAYERS: 7:00 P.M.
(In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Nanjemoy VFD or the Humane Society of Charles County in Memory of Autumn Jenkins)
ANY DEPARTMENT WISHING TO BRING APPARATUS PLEASE CONTACT BILL SMITH @240-393-1614 FOR INSTRUCTIONS

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