Missing Person – Calvert County

Missing Person – Calvert County

On April 14 at approximately 3:00 p.m. the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was contacted regarding a missing person, thirty-five year old Kathleen Marie Conroy, a white female, 5 feet three inches tall, weighing 140 pounds of Prince Frederick. Initial investigation revealed Conroy was last seen at the Burger King in Dunkirk on March 31 of this year getting into a green Honda Civic with unknown Virginia registration. Family and friends have not had any contact with her since. Anyone...
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Toddler Starts Accidental Fire in Lexington Park

Toddler Starts Accidental Fire in Lexington Park

A three year old toddler started a fire that engulfed a bedroom in a Lexington Park home late Tuesday morning, Maryland State Fire Marshal, Melissa Bean reported. Firefighters from Bay District, Second District Volunteer Fire Departments and NDW Patuxent River Fire Department responded to one alarm blaze at the 21700 block of Handcock Road in the Patuxent Homes subdivision, in Lexington Park. Once the fire was extinguished the bedroom was a total loss. One adult and five children were able to escape...
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Homeless Woman Arrested for Assault

Homeless Woman Arrested for Assault

On April 10, 2014, Deputy McCuen of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Goddards Lane in Piney Point for an assault. The victim reported he had several people over to visit including Maisha Javonn Peeples, 27 of no fixed address. Peeples and the victim began to argue over money at which time Peeples struck the victim in the head repeatedly with her fists. Peeples then pushed a television set off a table and began to...
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Inmates Charged with Assault at St. Mary’s County Detention Center

Inmates Charged with Assault at St. Mary’s County Detention Center

On April 9, 2014, Deputy Gaskill of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a fight between inmates. The investigation revealed suspect Lance Allen Jones, 25, of Mechanicsville, entered the victim inmate’s cell and began to assault him. The victim ran from his cell and was followed by Jones who continued to strike the victim with his fists. Jones was charged with 2nd Degree Assault DOC Employee (inmate). ________ On April 8,...
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Lexington Park Woman Charged With Assault

Lexington Park Woman Charged With Assault

On April 9, 2014, Deputy Lloyd of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Pleasant Drive in Lexington Park, for a reported assault.  The victim alleged suspect Peggy Lynn Jones, 40 of Lexington Park, was intoxicated and began to assault the victim with her fists. Deputy Lloyd observed fresh evidence of injury on the victim’s face. Jones was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd...
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Man Charged in Jailhouse Fight Over Chess Game

Man Charged in Jailhouse Fight Over Chess Game

On April 8, 2014, Corporal E. Johnson of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a fight between inmates. The investigation revealed John Otha Dickens, Jr., 24, of no fixed address, was playing chess with Antwaun Somerville, in the day room. Dickens, Jr. became angry and struck Somerville with his fists. Dickens was charged with 2nd Degree Assault DOC Employee (inmate).  
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Several Reports of Copper Thefts Reported in Charles County

Several Reports of Copper Thefts Reported in Charles County

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several reports of copper thefts in which suspects stole copper wiring from large light poles. The most recent theft occurred at a school. On April 16 at about 3:30 a.m., a patrol officer was conducting a building check at Westlake High School, 3300 Middletown Road in Waldorf, when he discovered someone had tampered with the light poles near the back of the parking lot. A closer look revealed the wires were pulled...
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UPDATE: Fatal House Fire Reported in St. James

UPDATE: Fatal House Fire Reported in St. James

UPDATE – Official Press release from the State Fire Marshal 4/16/14 @ 6:30p.m. The Office of the State Fire Marshal and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office are conducting an investigation into a fatal fire that claimed the life of, Marion W. Gatton (81) and injured two adults during a fire at 19555 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park. The 1:16 p.m. one alarm blaze was brought under control within 30 minutes by nearly 55 firefighters from Bay District, Ridge,...
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Infants Death Being Investigated by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Infants Death Being Investigated by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 4:44AM, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to a residence on Fox Chase Drive in Great Mills for the report of a 3 month old female not breathing. CPR was immediately initiated and the infant was transported to Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital by ambulance. The infant was subsequently pronounced dead by Emergency Room Medical staff. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded and assumed the...
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Third Armed Home Invasion Reported in St. Mary’s Coutny in Less Than a Month

Third Armed Home Invasion Reported in St. Mary’s Coutny in Less Than a Month

On Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at approximately 6:00 P.M. St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to the 41000 block of Norris Court in Leonardtown for the report of a home invasion. Deputies determined two suspects entered the unsecure residence, armed with handguns and demanded money from the occupants. The Criminal Investigations Division was contacted and detectives responded and assumed the case. It was determined two African American males, dressed in all black clothing, armed with dark in color...
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And the winners of the Southern Maryland Dream Wedding Giveaway are …

And the winners of the Southern Maryland Dream Wedding Giveaway are …

We’re happy to announce that the winners of the Southern Maryland Dream Wedding Giveaway are … (drumroll please) Angela Stalcup and Chris Kalnasy! Angela and Chris were couple No. 1 in our voting. They’ve won a dream wedding valued at more than $28,000 and featuring the work of Southern Maryland’s best wedding service providers. They’ll start their planning process by meeting with Master Bridal Consultant Mary Rahall soon, and we hope you’ll follow along as we share their planning...
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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 or persons responsible for the recent series of thefts from automobiles that occurred in the Lusby area in the early morning hours of April 13. Electronic equipment and cash was stolen out of numerous vehicles on Sitting Bull Circle, Durango Lane and Stirrup Lane. None of the vehicles had been secured by their owners. Citizens with information on these crimes...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Rudy

Wednesday’s Pet is Rudy

Wednesday’s Pet for 4/16/14 is Rudy Featured Pet: Rudy Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Rudy is a 7-year-old sweet male beagle that is in need of a forever home. He was lucky enough at the age of 3 to find a family to call his own but his owners home situation changed and he came back to rescue. Even though...
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Virginia Man Arrested for Possession of Methamphetamines

Virginia Man Arrested for Possession of Methamphetamines

On April 12 at 9:15 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office received information that Charles Innis Garber, 35, of Virginia was at a house in the 13000 block of Hill Road in Cobb Island and was possibly in possession of a gun. Officers also learned Garber had an open warrant for failing to appear in court. Officers found Garber at the house and discovered a knife in his waist band. They also found a small wooden block...
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Huntingtown Teen Headed to National Fifrefighter Competition in Missouri

Huntingtown Teen Headed to National Fifrefighter Competition in Missouri

On Saturday April 5, 2014 Huntingtown VFD member, Gabriel Robinson participated in a state-wide firefighting competition in Anne Arundel County. Gabriel has been a junior member of the Huntingtown department for the past year and is currently a student in the Calvert County High School cadet program. Students in this curriculum leave school early every day their junior or senior year (whichever year they are in the program) and take the pertinent training they will need in the fire service...
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Walk to Promote Awareness of Sexual Assault and Healthy Relationships.

Walk to Promote Awareness of Sexual Assault and Healthy Relationships.

The Calvert County Commission for Women is honored to co-sponsor a walk on Saturday, April 19, to promote awareness of sexual assault and healthy relationships. Join us and our partners from noon to 2:00 p.m. at Hallowing Point Park, 4755 Hallowing Point Road, Prince Frederick.
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Winners From Prince George’s County Area Science Fair

Winners From Prince George’s County Area Science Fair

On April 4th and 5th, 53 St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) students competed in the Prince George’s County Area Science Fair. For the junior division, the grand prize winners were Olivia Sowa and Jim Toledo, who took 1st and 2nd place respectively. For the senior division, the grand prize winners were Mina Fahmi...
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New Member Needed for MetCom Board

New Member Needed for MetCom Board

Do you have a desire to make a difference by serving your community? The St. Mary’s Board of County Commissioners wants to hear from you! Citizens are sought to fill a vacancy on the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission (MetCom) Board. Those interested must reside in the 2nd or 9th election district in order to serve. Applications will...
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Annual Spring Festival in La Plata

Annual Spring Festival in La Plata

Celebrate La Plata, the Annual Spring Festival comes to La Plata Town Hall on Saturday, April 26th from 12 noon to 4PM. This family event will include free activities for children of all ages, live entertainment, craft vendors, delicious food for sale and the La Plata Bed Races. Over 40 craft and business vendors...
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Turkey Hill Park Disc Golf Course Opens April 26

Turkey Hill Park Disc Golf Course Opens April 26

The Charles County Parks Division invites the public to the grand opening of the Turkey Hill Park Disc Golf Course on Saturday, April 26 at 10 a.m. The Southern Maryland Disc Golf Club (SMDGC) is co-sponsoring the event, which is open to all ages. This 18-hole course will officially be opened to the public...
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Paint the Town Purple

Paint the Town Purple

The American Cancer Society will “Paint the Town Purple” in celebration of its annual Relay For Life event. On May 3, Relay For Life volunteers will be contacting area groups, churches, and businesses to encourage community members to form teams for the Relay For Life of Calvert County. This is the community’s opportunity to...
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Hospital Awarded Funds for Pink Ribbon Project

Hospital Awarded Funds for Pink Ribbon Project

The Maryland Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen recently awarded MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital (MSMH) a grant of $75,482 to assist uninsured and under insured women of all ages in St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert counties. This is the sixth consecutive year the Maryland affiliate of Komen awarded a grant to the hospital. Free...
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NRC Proposes to Amend the Licensing, Inspection and Annual Fees Rule

NRC Proposes to Amend the Licensing, Inspection and Annual Fees Rule

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission seeks public comments on proposed changes to its regulations for the licensing, inspection, and annual fees it charges applicants and licensees for fiscal year (FY) 2014. The proposed fee rule, published today in the Federal Register, includes fees required by law to recover approximately 90 percent of the agency’s budget...
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Get On Movement Host’s a Bus Trip to the University of Virginia

Get On Movement Host’s a Bus Trip to the University of Virginia

On Saturday, April 12, 2014 the GET ON Movement hosted a bus trip to the University of Virginia’s 20th Anniversary Spring Game. The group consisted of 24 of St. Mary’s youth athletes of all sports, ranging from 7 to 18 years of age and the Founder of the GET ON Movement, Former UVA Football...
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SMECO Announces Second Solar Project

SMECO Announces Second Solar Project

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has entered into a power purchase agreement with an affiliate of juwi solar Inc. (JSI) to develop, design and construct the 10.0-megawatt (MW) Rockfish Solar facility. JSI will construct and operate the facility through a wholly-owned subsidiary, and SMECO will purchase all generated energy, capacity, and solar renewable energy...
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Blue Crabs Unveil Second Installment of Promotional Schedule

Blue Crabs Unveil Second Installment of Promotional Schedule

For the lucky 7th season of Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball, the team has been busy working on some great new promotions, giveaways, and appearances along with some of the traditional favorites of Crustacean Nation. The Blue Crabs are announcing the top 25 promotions for the 2014 season in a five-part series. This week...
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Missing Person Located- St. Mary’s County

Missing Person Located- St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 4/16/2014 @ 5:20p.m. Southern Maryland News Net was contacted by a family member of the “Missing Person” and were told that Mr. Jones was not missing and was in the company of family members. 4/16/2014 @ 3:30p.m. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has released the following. Talmadge J. V. Jones III, Date...
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Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Reward for Information in Armed Robbery

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Reward for Information in Armed Robbery

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the identity of the suspect involved in the robbery of an employee of the Pizza Hut in the 3200 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf. On March 19 at 9:50 a.m., a male suspect approached an employee who was exiting the...
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Avoid Illnesses from Eggs and Chicks During Easter

Avoid Illnesses from Eggs and Chicks During Easter

The Maryland Department of Agriculture reminds citizens that incorrectly handling eggs or live poultry, such as chicks and ducklings, can cause serious illnesses, and any plans to decorate eggs or purchase chicks for the Easter or Passover holidays should be undertaken with care and forethought. “MDA’s Food Quality Assurance Section enforces the Maryland Egg...
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Blue Crabs Southern Fried Sound-Off Down to Final Two

Blue Crabs Southern Fried Sound-Off Down to Final Two

With live music set to return to Southern Maryland during the 2014 summer at the Guitars & Stripes Country Music Fest on Saturday, May 24th, the Blue Crabs announced that the final spot to perform during the Country Music Fest will be determined through the Blue Crabs Southern Fried Sound-Off. On April 3rd at...
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Apply for National Board Certification

Apply for National Board Certification

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) teachers and specialists who hold a Standard Professional or Advanced Professional Certificate and have a minimum of three years of successful teaching experience in Charles County on a Maryland professional certificate are eligible to apply for National Board Certification (NBC). Applicants must submit a candidate packet, which includes a...
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Celebrate Spring with the Sound of Sun Boxes

Celebrate Spring with the Sound of Sun Boxes

Join Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum for a special art installation. This one-time event will feature artist Craig Colorusso’s signature Sun Boxes, a sound installation consisting of twenty speakers powered by solar panels. The Sun Boxes will be onsite at JPPM on Saturday, May 3, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. This event is...
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