Lexington Park Man Arrested for Over $15,000 in Employee Theft at BJ’s

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Over $15,000 in Employee Theft at BJ’s

On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Deputy Potter of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the BJ’s Wholesale Club in California, for a reported employee theft. The store manager alleged suspect Patrick Louis Campbell, 20, of Lexington Park, stole nearly $16,000 in cash, gift cards, and merchandise while employed from 3-5-14 to 7-22-14. Campbell would purchase a low price item and then use the receipt to create a fraudulent return for cash or gift cards. Campbell was placed...
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Two Clinton Men Charged With Possession of Drugs and a Hand Gun

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On July 17 at 3:43 p.m., Officer C. Shaw of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the area of Crain Highway and Sub Station Road in Waldorf after observing the driver of a car operating in an erratic manner. Upon approaching the car, Officer Shaw smelled the odor of marijuana. Further investigation revealed a handgun in the car and a large amount of marijuana (bulked and ready for sale). The driver and a passenger were...
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Deputies Assist in Getting Lost Elderly Driver Home Safe

Deputies Assist in Getting Lost Elderly Driver Home Safe

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, Deputy First Class Tim Snyder and Deputy Al Beishline assigned to the Lexington Park COPs UNIT of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, observed a green passenger vehicle traveling the wrong direction on Great Mills Road. The vehicle then parked in Millison Plaza where the operator was contacted by DFC Snyder and Deputy Beishline. The operator was a 76 year old female from Dale City, Virginia. She left her home to go shopping at approximately...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for St. Mary’s County 7/24/14

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for St. Mary’s County 7/24/14

Maryland State Police from the Leonardtown Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Burglary – On Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 1:50 am, Tpr. J. Quase responded to the Pawnit located in Lexington Park for a report of a burglary.  Suspects broke the glass front door of the business and stole various electronic equipment.  Troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack, Maryland State Police helicopter, Trooper 7, along with Deputies and two K-9 units from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office attempted...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Lexington Park COPS Unit – Arrests for 7/24/14

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Lexington Park COPS Unit – Arrests for 7/24/14

On July 22, 2014, Deputy Al Beishline observed Anthony Charles Wright, 45, of Lexington Park, on the property of St. Mary’s Square after having been served a no trespass notice for the property. Wright was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Trespass Private Property. On July 22, 2014 at 9:36 PM, DFC Tim Snyder observed suspect Robert Keith Long, 54, of Lexington Park, drinking an alcoholic beverage on the...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 7/24/14

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 7/24/14

Maryland State Police from the Prince Frederick Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Theft: On 7/14/14 at 7:28 pm, Trooper Warrick responded to the Peebles store in Prince Frederick for a reported shoplifting complaint. Three males came into the store and stole large quantities of clothing from a sales table near the front entrance of the store. Approximate value of the merchandise was $7036. A witness to the event was able to provide a possible registration number for the...
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UPDATE: Names Released in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Reported in Hughesville

UPDATE: Names Released in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Reported in Hughesville

UPDATE: On Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at approximately 3:30 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police, La Plata Barrack, and Deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the area of Route 5 (Leonardtown Road) at Herbert Road, in Hughesville, for the report of a serious motor vehicle collision. The first responding unit arrived on scene at 3:35 p.m. and immediately requested further assistance.  The Maryland State Police Crash Team Members and other collision reconstructionists, responded to the scene...
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Late Night Motor Vehicle Accident in Medley’s Neck Leads to Fly Out

Late Night Motor Vehicle Accident in Medley’s Neck Leads to Fly Out

On Tuesday, July 23, 2014, at 11:26 p.m., Corporal Moritz of the St. Mary’s County sheriff’s Office responded to Medley’s Neck Road in the area of Tower Hill Lane for a motor vehicle accident. Preliminary investigation revealed, David Burst, 22, of Leonardtown, was operating a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado truck at a high rate of speed when he lost control. The vehicle flipped and Burst suffered a head injury. Burst was flown to an area hospital for precautionary measures. Photos...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested After Faking Motorcycle Theft in Insurance Scam

Mechanicsville Man Arrested After Faking Motorcycle Theft in Insurance Scam

On Sunday, July 6, 2014, Gary Lee Weaver, 26, of Mechanicsville, reported his 2012 Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle, stolen to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. Weaver reported the motorcycle had been stolen from his residence in the early morning hours on July 6, 2014. Detective M. Green from the Criminal Investigations Division assumed the investigation. During the course of the investigation, Detective Green received information regarding the location of the motorcycle and subsequently located it at a residence in...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Arrests – 7/23/14

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Arrests – 7/23/14

DOMESTIC ASSAULT – On July 21, 2014, DFC Knott responded to a residence on Eric Road in Lexington Park, for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged suspect Matthew Taylor Burnside, 22, of Lexington Park, grabbed the victim by the throat and threw the victim on to a bed. Burnside also broke the victim’s phone during the incident. Burnside was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault....
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Crime Report for Charles County 7/23/14

Crime Report for Charles County 7/23/14

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. THEFT: Between July 20 and July 21, during the overnight hours, someone broke into a shed in the area of Ridge Grove Estates in Hughesville and stole tools. A tractor was also damaged. Cpl. R. Heishman is investigating. THEFT: Between July 20 and July 21, someone stole parts...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, Deputy Schultz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Indian Way in Lexington Park, for an assault. After conducting the investigation into the assault, Deputy Schultz advised all parties to leave the area. Suspect Shantell Shanese Swales, 21, of Lexington Park, began yelling profanity at one of the victim’s involved in the assault. Deputy Schultz ordered Swales several times to stop yelling and leave the area. Her actions caused the individuals involved...
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Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Reward After Attempted Sexual Assault

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Reward After Attempted Sexual Assault

UPDATE: This is a sketch of the suspect wanted in the July 8 attack of a woman who was at a storage lot in White Plains. The suspect grabbed the woman as she was walking into a unit, forced her to the ground and attempted to remove her clothes. The woman fought the man off and he fled, possibly in a green car. The suspect is a white male, 30s, average build, with brown hair, a patchy mustache and a...
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UPDATE: Corrected Name Released in Fatal Motorcycle Accident at Maryland International Raceway

UPDATE: Corrected Name Released in Fatal Motorcycle Accident at Maryland International Raceway

UPDATE: The name released by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was incorrect, the correct name of the deceased is Aaron Slemker, 21 years old, of Clayton, Ohio.  Further investigation revealed, Slemker was participating in a motorcycle drag racing class. After the warm up lap, Slemker was returning to the staging area operating his 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the motorcycle. UPDATE – Official St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: July...
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Reward Offered: Sexual Assault of 4-Year-Old at the Capital Clubhouse Reported

Reward Offered: Sexual Assault of 4-Year-Old at the Capital Clubhouse Reported

On July 20 at 6:36 p.m., officers responded to the Capital Clubhouse at 3033 Waldorf Market Place for the report of an assault that occurred earlier. Investigation showed a 4-year-old male was at the clubhouse for an event and began playing with an older boy, possibly 10 to 12 years old, whom he just met. Later in the evening, the victim told a relative that the older child molested him. Detectives responded and interviewed the family and investigators are...
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Residents Alerted to Voluntary Recall of Possible Contaminated Fruit

Residents Alerted to Voluntary Recall of Possible Contaminated Fruit

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) is alerting residents to a voluntary food recall from Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, California for certain lots of fresh whole peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots due to possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes. Because the locations of the companies that purchased the products from the...
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days Coming This Fall

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days Coming This Fall

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Letter to the Editor: Thank you to our Wounded Warrior Project Sponsors

Letter to the Editor: Thank you to our Wounded Warrior Project Sponsors

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Grab & Go Crime – Protect What’s Yours

Grab & Go Crime – Protect What’s Yours

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Somerset Snatches Rubber Match Wright Tallies Three Hits Including Home Run

Somerset Snatches Rubber Match Wright Tallies Three Hits Including Home Run

The Somerset Patriots hit two home runs and received four scoreless innings from their bullpen as they took the rubber match of their three-game series over the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 5-2 at Regency Furniture Stadium. Gary Moran (8-3) earned the victory against the Blue Crabs for the third time this season in as...
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Open Auditions for Actors for Ghosts of Sotterley “Love, Life, Liberty & Loss”

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Calvert County Crime Solvers’ Case of the Week

Calvert County Crime Solvers’ Case of the Week

Calvert County Crime Solvers and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person(s) responsible for the burglary at a home in the 100 block of Cove Point Road in Lusby during the daytime hours on July 15. Over $1,400 dollars in property was stolen to include an Xbox...
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Vehicle Fire in Owings Under Investigation

Vehicle Fire in Owings Under Investigation

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St. Mary’s County Planning Commission Agenda

St. Mary’s County Planning Commission Agenda

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St. Mary’s County Board of Education Announces the Application Process for Hiring an Interim Superintendent of Schools

St. Mary’s County Board of Education Announces the Application Process for Hiring an Interim Superintendent of Schools

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Wish List of Smiles

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Free Mulch Available for St. Mary’s Residents

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Information on Potassium Iodide for Calvert Residents

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Charles County Commissioners Meeting Agendas for July 22 & 23, 2014

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Tuesday, July 22 Charles County Commissioners’ Meeting 1. Quarterly Employee Recognition(Government Building Atrium) 2. Recognition and Approval Items (Commissioners’ Meeting Room) 2.01 Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance (Commissioner Kelly) 2.02 Proclamation 2014-22 “Forget Me Not”(Ms. Jonn Sabree, Commander/Mr. Richard Bamberger, Senior Vice President, Disabled Veterans, PFC...
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Associate Elected President of Rural Advocacy Organization

Associate Elected President of Rural Advocacy Organization

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