Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Bomb Threat at Courthouse

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Bomb Threat at Courthouse

On Thursday, December 8, 2016, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from a subject that advised there was a bomb in the Prince Frederick courthouse. Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Troopers from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack were dispatched to the court houses. K-9 resources responded, scanned, and cleared both the District Court and Circuit Court buildings. The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau is currently working on this case. A follow...
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Fifth Noose Found at Construction Site of Dominion Cove Point LNG Facility

Fifth Noose Found at Construction Site of Dominion Cove Point LNG Facility

On December 07, 2016 at approximately 11:50 a.m., the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was notified by a representative of Kiewit Construction that a noose had been located on the construction site at the Dominion Cove Point LNG facility in Lusby. This is the 5th such noose that has been found on this site. The Sheriff’s Office was contacted immediately upon the noose being located. The noose was collected and placed into CCSO property for evidence. Kiewit construction is cooperating...
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UPDATE: Terry Brothers Arrested for Burglary at Lexington Park Laundromat

UPDATE: Terry Brothers Arrested for Burglary at Lexington Park Laundromat

UPDATE – 12/7/2016 @ 3:45 p.m.: On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office located and arrested Dallas Patrick Terry, 19, and Dalton Patrick Terry, 22, both of Clarks Mill Road in Hollywood. The Terry brothers were arrested for the burglary of the JAG Laundromat in the St. Mary’s Square in Lexington Park, that occurred on Monday, December 5, 2016 at approximately 11:45 p.m. They were both charged with two counts of burglary and one count each of...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Struck by Drunk Driver While Assisting a Disabled Vehicle

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Struck by Drunk Driver While Assisting a Disabled Vehicle

On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at approximately 1:20 a.m., Corporal Shaun Carberry of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was assisting a disabled vehicle on Chaptico Road in the area of Budds Creek Road, when he was struck by a motor vehicle. The investigation revealed, the driver of the striking vehicle, Michael Austin Mattingly, age 21, of Mechanicsville, left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck the disabled vehicle, which subsequently struck Corporal Carberry. As Corporal Carberry saw the...
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Wednesday’s Pet is ELVIS

Wednesday’s Pet is ELVIS

Wednesday’s Pet for 1 2-7-16 is ELVIS Featured Pet: ELVIS Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chinese Crested/Terrier Sex: Male Size: Small (9 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 See Procedures on Rescue’s site HERE Elvis is a sweet 3-year-old mix of Chinese Crested and maybe some type of Terrier. He is a diamond in the rough. Elvis can be shy at first but warms up. He will do great once he...
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Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward in CVS Robbery Case

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward in CVS Robbery Case

Charles County investigators are trying to identify two people who were involved in a robbery on Sunday, December 4, between 12:20 p.m. and 12:38 p.m., at the CVS located at Crain Highway and Billingsley Road. According to witnesses, a male dressed in black clothing jumped over the pharmacy counter, stole prescription medication, and then fled the scene. He interacted with a man wearing a red coat who fled with him. Anyone who may have witnessed this crime, or anyone...
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Elderly Woman Injured in Waldorf Apartment Fire

Elderly Woman Injured in Waldorf Apartment Fire

On Sunday, December 4, 2016, at approximately 10:30 a.m., firefighters from the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department responded to 12140 Ell Lane, Apartment 105, in Waldorf, for the report of an apartment fire. A resident of the apartment building noticed smoke coming from apartment 105. The fire department responded and made entry into the apartment. Upon doing a search of the apartment involved, they found the victim in her bedroom. The victim was removed and then flown to University of Maryland...
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UPDATE – Booking Photos Added: Two Troopers Struck by Drunk Driver In Charles County

UPDATE – Booking Photos Added: Two Troopers Struck by Drunk Driver In Charles County

Two Maryland state troopers at the scene of a traffic crash in Charles County last night were struck by an impaired driver passing the scene, bringing to 37 the number of troopers hit while on traffic stops, crash scenes, or in construction zones this year. The driver is identified as Ruth A. Runyan, 75, of La Plata. She was charged with driving under the influence, driving while impaired, negligent driving, failure to change lanes for an emergency vehicle, and...
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Two Lusby Men Arrested While Breaking into Multiple Vehicles

Two Lusby Men Arrested While Breaking into Multiple Vehicles

On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, Deputy B. Boerum and other units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were called to Planters Wharf Road, in Lusby, for the report of two (2) male subjects breaking into vehicles. Upon arrival to the area, Deputies spread out in an attempt to locate the suspects. While Deputy Naughton approached two (2) vehicles he observed parked on Stern Street with their interior lights on, he noticed a black male going through the center console area....
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Lusby Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Lusby Man Arrested on Drug Charges

On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Deputy M. Trigg of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop, near Oakland Hall Road, in Prince Frederick, on a vehicle travelling with an expired registration. While making contact with one of the occupants, David Gray, 33, of Lusby, he located a cellophane wrapper containing a light blue powder, identified as Alprazolam. Gray was arrested and charged with CDS: Possession of a Dangerous Nonnarcotic drug (Alprazolam) and for...
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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges for Dunkirk Man

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges for Dunkirk Man

On Monday, November 14, 2016, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Deputy C. Childress of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle he observed crossing the center line several times and not maintaining a constant speed. When he approached the driver, Dante Jones, 28, of Dunkirk, he was not able to provide a driver’s license and had difficulty finding the registration to the vehicle. Jones was found to have an active Child Support: Non-Compliance warrant through...
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Annapolis Woman Arrested for Possession of Fake ID

Annapolis Woman Arrested for Possession of Fake ID

On Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at approximately 1:28 am, Trooper First Class Lewis from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle on Route 4 and Drury Lane in Dunkirk for traffic violations. A passenger, Kirstyn M. Nelson, 19 of Annapolis, possessed a false Pennsylvania driver’s license. Nelson was placed under arrest and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.
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Lusby Woman Arrested for Stealing Co-Worker’s Wallet

Lusby Woman Arrested for Stealing Co-Worker’s Wallet

On Saturday, December 3, 2016, Deputy G. Gott of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Roy Roger’s on HG Trueman Road, in Solomons, for the report of a theft. Upon arrival the Manager explained that one of their employee’s stole another co-worker’s wallet and then left the restaurant. Deputy Gott was able to locate the employee, Juliette Leaman, 37, of Lusby, walking along Hickok Trail and questioned her about the theft. Leaman initially denied stealing the...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Involving Pedestrian

Police in Charles County Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Involving Pedestrian

On Sunday, December 4 at approximately 8 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of northbound Crain Highway near Shining Willow Way in La Plata for the report of a car crash involving a pedestrian. A preliminary investigation showed the pedestrian, Lawrence William Velozo, 37, of Newburg, was either sitting or lying in the left travel lane of northbound Crain Highway when he was struck by an SUV. Velozo was transported to the University of...
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UPDATE: Mechanicsville Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Murder of Baby

UPDATE: Mechanicsville Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Murder of Baby

UPDATE 12/5/16 @ 3:00 p.m.: On Monday, December 5, 2016, St. Mary’s Circuit Judge Karen H. Abrams sentenced Nathan Alan Bailey 31, of Mechanicsville, to 30 years in prison from his guilty pleas to second-degree murder and a child abuse. Bailey was charged earlier this year with the death of the seven-month-old baby boy. Bailey must serve 15 years of his sentence before he is eligible for parole. UPDATE 1/8/16 @ 4:00 p.m.: On January 7, 2016, the St. Mary’s...
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Governor Larry Hogan Attends Grand Opening of MGM National Harbor

Governor Larry Hogan Attends Grand Opening of MGM National Harbor

Governor Larry Hogan today joined MGM National Harbor President Lorenzo Creighton, as well as top MGM officials and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, to celebrate the grand opening of MGM National Harbor, a new destination resort located in the National Harbor waterfront development in Prince George’s County. “It is exciting to see a...
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Calvert Nature Society Acquires 100+ Acres Next to Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

Calvert Nature Society Acquires 100+ Acres Next to Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

Calvert Nature Society recently acquired more than 100 wooded acres, fields and wetlands, further protecting one of Calvert County’s unique natural habitats. The purchase of the property on Sixes Road effectively doubles the protected area around Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, one of the northernmost stands of bald cypress trees in the country. Learn more...
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Bloodhound “K9 Cooper” Retires from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Bloodhound “K9 Cooper” Retires from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

On November 22, 2016, Sheriff Tim Cameron officially announced the retirement of a respected member of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, a bloodhound affectionately known as “K9 Cooper”. “K9 Cooper” faithfully served the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and the citizens of St. Mary’s County for nine years. He was well-known in the...
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SMECO Employees Raise $53,476 for Operation: Tohidu

SMECO Employees Raise $53,476 for Operation: Tohidu

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) employees held two fund raising events and recently donated $53,476 to Melwood’s Operation: Tohidu. SMECO employees raised the money through the SMECO 75 Bike Ride held in June and the SMECO Annual Charity Golf Outing in October. The events are supported by a group of volunteers, vendors, and the...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Common Sense Paid Sick Leave Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Common Sense Paid Sick Leave Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan today announced plans to introduce legislation in the upcoming session of the Maryland General Assembly to provide common sense, balanced paid sick leave benefits that have the potential to cover nearly all working Marylanders without placing an unmanageable burden on job creators. During his remarks at a State House press conference,...
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Regulated Firearm Purchase Application Process Goes On-Line January 1st

Regulated Firearm Purchase Application Process Goes On-Line January 1st

As part of Maryland State Police efforts to improve customer service, the process of applying to purchase a regulated firearm is moving from paper forms filled out by hand, to an on-line automated system expected to increase efficiency and improve the process for both customers and firearms dealers. Beginning January 1, 2017, persons applying...
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Colder Weather Moving In – Stay Warm Safely

Colder Weather Moving In – Stay Warm Safely

Mild temperatures are on the way out and colder temperatures are in our forecast this weekend. The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department (PGFD) is reminding everyone that home fires are more prevalent in cold weather than in any other time of the year. This is due in part to an increase in cooking...
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Today is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Today is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day, is observed annually in the United States on December 7, to remember and honor the 2,403 citizens of the United States who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7,...
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Government Contractor Indicted for Making False Claims and False Statements

Government Contractor Indicted for Making False Claims and False Statements

A federal grand jury has charged Shawn Penn, age 41, of Pasadena, with making false claims and false statements, for allegedly falsely representing to her employer that she was working as a security guard at a government facility, when she was actually elsewhere.  The indictment was returned on December 1, 2016. The indictment was...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $92 Million in Revenue During November

Maryland Casinos Generate $92 Million in Revenue During November

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced November 2016 revenue numbers for the state’s five casinos – Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, and Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County. November 2016’s combined statewide...
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Fire Crews Return After Battling Blazes in the South

Fire Crews Return After Battling Blazes in the South

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources sent more than a dozen firefighters to battle wildfires this fall in the Southern United States. Crews and three fire engines just returned after serving in Georgia and North Carolina. Answering the call to service were 10 firefighters from the Maryland Forest Service, one from the Maryland Park...
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Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting in Temple Hills

Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting in Temple Hills

Prince George’s County Police Department Homicide Unit detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in Temple Hills. The victim is 26-year-old Michael Corey Roberts of Elliott Place in Temple Hills. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was...
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St. Mary’s Splash this Saturday at Point Lookout State Park; Registration Open

St. Mary’s Splash this Saturday at Point Lookout State Park; Registration Open

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will host the St. Mary’s Splash this Saturday, December 10, at Point Lookout State Park. The Splash is a fun family event open to all residents of St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert Counties. Participants in the St. Mary’s Splash jump into the freezing Patuxent River to raise money...
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DEA Releases 2016 Drug Threat Assessment: Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths Rising at an Alarming Rate

DEA Releases 2016 Drug Threat Assessment: Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths Rising at an Alarming Rate

DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg today announced results from the 2016 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA), which details the extent to which illicit drugs are affecting the United States. Most notably, the 2016 NDTA continues to illuminate the nationwide opioid epidemic, which is fueling a growing heroin user population and resulting in a greater...
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College of Southern Maryland Names Stevenson Foote as New Men’s Lacrosse Coach

College of Southern Maryland Names Stevenson Foote as New Men’s Lacrosse Coach

Stevenson Foote, former coach at St. Mary’s Ryken and Patuxent High School, has been named the new head coach for men’s lacrosse at the College of Southern Maryland. “We are very pleased to have Coach Foote join CSM Athletics as the head coach of our men’s lacrosse team,” said Michelle Ruble, executive director of...
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Challenging Students to Identify, Innovate, Solve

Challenging Students to Identify, Innovate, Solve

College of Southern Maryland students in Dr. Mary Beth Klinger’s Principles of Management course last spring formed teams and with a laser-focus, pinpointed Southern Maryland problems and their potential solutions. “The teams competed and what resulted was a fantastic opportunity for students to experience real-world learning with a focus on being entrepreneurial and socially...
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Charles County Detention Center Accepting Toy Donations Today!

Charles County Detention Center Accepting Toy Donations Today!

On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, members of the Charles County Detention Center went on their annual shopping trip to purchase toys for the Children’s Aid Society! More than $2,000 was raised in monetary donations to purchase new toys for children of all ages. “We work in a tough environment, and having the opportunity to...
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