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Discover the 5 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Waldorf, Maryland
Waldorf, situated in Charles County, Maryland, hosts a population of approximately 81,000 residents. Positioned around 23 miles south of Washington, D.C., it forms part of the broader Washington metropolitan area. While Waldorf is recognized for its shopping centers, parks, and historical landmarks, it also encompasses areas that pose safety concerns...
Addressing the Rising Crime Rates in Waldorf, Maryland: A Socioeconomic Challenge
Waldorf, Maryland, part of the Washington metropolitan area, has recently drawn attention due to its crime rates that exceed the national average. With a rate of 18 incidents per 1,000 residents, the city's crime statistics raise concerns when compared to the United States' average of 14. A closer look at Waldorf's neighborhoods, such as St Charles East, West Charles Crossing, White Plains, Beantown/St. Charles, and Fieldside/Broadview, reveals even higher crime rates, ranging from 24 to 32 incidents per 1,000 residents. This situation has prompted calls for improved safety measures and resources to bolster the community's security infrastructure.
‘Wolf-dog hybrid’ filmed roaming neighbourhood in Maryland
An animal reported as a "wolf-dog hybrid" was caught on camera roaming a neighbourhood in Maryland.According to reports on Tuesday (5 December), the creature was spotted in parts of Prince George's County.The animal was seen along Forrest Terrace in Landover, according to officials.Prince George's County and Seat Pleasant police said that the animal was taken to Prince George's County Animal Control and it was unclear where it originally came from.The exact species of the animal has not been identified. Read More Missing elderly care home resident discovered by police K9 in Maryland woodsRowdy plane passenger slaps fellow traveller before removal from flightHusband bursts into tears at work as wife surprises him with puppy
Waldorf Family Displaced After Apartment Fire
WALDORF, Md. — On December 4, 2023, at approximately 5:23 p.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to a structure fire in the 4100 block of Falcon Place in Hunters Run Apartments. A caller advised that curtains were on fire in the apartment. Crews arrived to find a two-story apartment...
17-Year-Old Dies After Collision In Charles County
POMFRET, Md. – On Monday, December 4, 2023, at approximately 11:33 a.m., Troopers from Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to Maryland Route 229 (Bensville Road) in the area of the Indian Head Rail Trail for a report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Due to the circumstances, the Maryland State Police CRASH Team responded to assume the investigation.
Local Berry Country Market Sells $50,000 Powerball Ticket - Check Your Numbers, Waldorf Residents!
A Powerball ticket sold at the Berry Country Market in Waldorf is worth $50,000. This ticket won the third-tier prize in the recent Powerball draw. However, no ticket won the $412 million jackpot. The winning numbers for the December 4 draw were 18, 19, 27, 28, and 45. The Powerball was 9 and the Power Play multiplier was X3.
Prince George’s County police investigate fatal shooting
Police in Prince George's County are investigating after a fatal shooting Tuesday morning.
Teen Ejected, Seriously Injured After Single Vehicle Crash In Charles County
POMFRET, Md. – On December 4, 2023, at approximately 11:30 a.m., emergency personnel responded to the 6700 block of Bensville Road for a serious single motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, crews discovered a vehicle off the roadway and into a wooded area. One occupant had been ejected from the...
Food stamps: December SNAP payments for DC residents worth up to $1,751 end in five days
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will stop sending out its December payments to residents in the District of Columbia in five days.
Longtime DMV Restaurant in Virginia (64 Years) Opens Maryland Location
The Broiler has been serving the steak and cheese and Thin Crust Square Pizza (Maryland Style Pizza) in the DMV since 1959. After 64 years at 3601 Columbia Pike in Arlington, VA, the restaurant has opened a second location- this time in Maryland. The Broiler recently opened at 9021 Woodward...
Local Authorities Investigate Student Altercation at St. Charles High School, Seek Community Assistance
An incident involving three students at St. Charles High School is being investigated by the School Resource Officer. The event took place on December 4 at 1 p.m. The students are now facing charges and disciplinary actions from the Charles County Public Schools. Officer Watkins is leading the investigation and is asking for anyone with information to come forward.
Prince George's Co. officer charged with fatally shooting handcuffed man inside police car testifies at trial
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. - For the first time, we’re hearing from the Prince George’s County Police officer who shot and killed a handcuffed man in his police cruiser. The trial of Cpl. Michael Owen started last week. He testified in his own defense on Monday. In January...
Man Shot, Killed On Albemarle St. In Springfield
Officers were called to the 0-100 block of Albemarle Street just after 6 p.m. by a ShotSpotter alert, Springfield police said. When they arrived, they found a man bleeding from a bullet wound. He was rushed to Baystate Medical Center, where he later died of his injuries, police said. Authorities...
4 juveniles assault, rob another juvenile at McDonald's in Alexandria: police
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Alexandria Police have arrested and charged four juveniles for the assault and robbery of another juvenile at McDonald's. Police responded to a McDonald's in the area of 3646 King Street in Bradlee Shopping Center on November 13, for the report of juveniles fighting. Upon arrival, police discovered a juvenile victim sitting outside the restaurant and was transported to the hospital for injuries.
Holiday Food Basket Distribution in Waldorf: 'Farmers Feeding Charles County' Event on Dec. 21
Commissioner Gilbert “B.J.” Bowling, lll (District 1) will host a Holiday “Farmers Feeding Charles County” event on Thursday, Dec. 21. The event, scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., will be held at Eva Turner Elementary School in Waldorf. The goal is to distribute seasonal products to Charles County residents on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Waldorf Woman Wins $50k Lottery Prize
WALDORF, MD – A Waldorf woman, known as “Twice Is Nice,” has won a $50,000 Lottery prize, following her $100,000 win in December 2022. Both wins are fueling her dream…
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Dogs Today in hughesville, MD
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Maryland woman wins $50,000 one year after $100,000 prize
A Maryland woman scored a $50,000 prize from a scratch-off lottery ticket just under a year after she won $100,000 from another game.
Search for missing Porsche ongoing after Massachusettes man's body dumped in DC alley
Five days after a Massachusettes man’s body was dumped in a D.C. alley, police are still looking for the Porsche and whoever was driving it the night they left the victim dead in Northwest.
Document: Wanted Suspect Apprehended for Northeast Homicide
Thank you for reading D.C. Witness. Help us continue our mission into 2024. The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) announced a wanted suspect has been apprehended in connection to a homicide that killed a man on Nov. 16, on the 2200 block of New York Avenue, NE. According to MPD documents,...