Lexington Park Man Arrested for Rape

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Rape

On September 29, 2014, at approximately 6:00 p.m., a 22 year old white female walked into the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack to report a rape. Investigation revealed that the victim was at a residence in the Great Mills area of St. Mary’s County, MD in the earlier morning hours of September 29, 2014. The suspect, James Erwin Henderson, 28 of Lexington Park approached the victim in a bedroom at the residence and sexually assaulted her. Investigators from Criminal...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Movie Theater Robbed at Gun Point

UPDATE: Lexington Park Movie Theater Robbed at Gun Point

UPDATE – Official Maryland State Police Press Release: On September 29, 2014 at 2209 hrs, Troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack responded to the AMC Loews Theatres, 21882 F.D. Roosevelt Blvd., Lexington Park, St. Mary’s Co., MD for a reported robbery. When Troopers arrived on the scene, they made contact with the manager of AMC Loews Theatre.  Investigation revealed the manager was walking to her vehicle when she was approached by an African American male with dreadlocks and a ski mask....
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Maryland State Police Arrests and Warrant Services for St. Mary’s County 9/30/14

Maryland State Police Arrests and Warrant Services for St. Mary’s County 9/30/14

Maryland State Police from the Leonardtown Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Drug Arrest - On Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm, Cpl. Hunt responded to the 43000 block of Yellow Wood Way for a check welfare. Cpl. Hunt made contact with the complainant, who advised that Adam Thomas Wilkins, 19, of California, had admitted to using CDS and was acting lethargic and unresponsive. Mr. Wilkins refused medical treatment and was arrested for CDS Possession – Not Marijuana...
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Great Mills Man Arrested After Punching a Juvenile in the Face

Great Mills Man Arrested After Punching a Juvenile in the Face

On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, Deputy Potter of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Oliver Court in Great Mills, for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged Derek Ramon Smith, 43, of Great Mills, grabbed their wrist during an argument. Smith then struck a juvenile victim in the face with his fist. The juvenile victim had fresh evidence of injury. Smith was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center....
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Lusby Man Indicted on Drug Charges, Including the Distribution of Heroin Resulting in Death

Lusby Man Indicted on Drug Charges, Including the Distribution of Heroin Resulting in Death

A federal grand jury has indicted Russell Edward Johnson, age 23, of Lusby, Maryland, today on charges of drug distribution, including one count of distribution of heroin resulting in death. The indictment was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Karl C. Colder of the Drug Enforcement Administration – Washington Field Division; Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans; and Calvert County State’s Attorney Laura Martin. “Heroin is quickly becoming the...
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Couple Arrested After Taking Repossessed Altima on a Joy Ride

Couple Arrested After Taking Repossessed Altima on a Joy Ride

On September 26, 2014 Deputy Potter of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office made contact with a victim who advised her vehicle, a 2010 white Nissan Altima, had been repossessed the day before on September 25, 2014. On September 26, 2014, the victim’s daughter saw the vehicle being driven on Willows Road in Lexington Park. Therefore, the victim believed her vehicle had been stolen. Deputy Potter subsequently located and stopped the vehicle on Adkins Road in Great Mills. The vehicle...
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High Speed Chase in Calvert County Leads to Arrest for DUI

High Speed Chase in Calvert County Leads to Arrest for DUI

On September 28th at approximately 4:35 p.m, a pursuit of six sport-bike style motorcycles was initiated by DFC Velasquez and D/S Buck of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office on Rt. 4 in the St. Leonard area. The motorcycles were traveling in excess of 100 mph. D/S Ward pulled in front of the motorcycles as they approached Rt. 4 and the south entrance of Main St. in Prince Frederick. The motorcycles then split up, with two turning down Main St.,...
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UPDATE: Threat Towards Leonardtown High School Determined not to be Credible

UPDATE: Threat Towards Leonardtown High School Determined not to be Credible

9/29/14 @ 11:25 a.m. : The possible threat at Leonardtown High School has been investigated and was determined to not be credible. The school continues to function as normal. 9/29/14 @ 9:26 a.m. : The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a single indirect and unsubstantiated threat at Leonardtown High School. LHS was not placed on lockdown and is not on lockdown at this time. Deputies continue to track the origin of the post to social media....
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Two Joggers Flown Out After being Struck by Vehicle

Two Joggers Flown Out After being Struck by Vehicle

On September 27, 2014 at approximately 9:08 a.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to Maryland Route 260 and Saint Andrews Drive, in Chesapeake Beach, for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving two pedestrians. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2013 Hyundai passenger vehicle operated by Megan Sullivan, 29 of Chesapeake Beach, had entered the roadway from Saint Andrews Drive and for unknown reasons left the travel portion of the roadway...
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New Maryland Laws Take Effect Wednesday

New Maryland Laws Take Effect Wednesday

Some of the high-profile new laws approved in Maryland this year will take effect on Wednesday. Here are some of the most prominent. MARIJUANA DECRIMINALIZATION The possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana will be a civil offense rather than a criminal one. Civil penalties include $100 for a first offense, $250 for a second offense and $500 for a third offense. The law requires teen offenders to be evaluated for treatment. TRANSGENDER DISCRIMINATION Transgender residents will have...
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Saint Leonard Volunteer Fire Department 2014 Concert Series was “Smoking Hot”!

Saint Leonard Volunteer Fire Department 2014 Concert Series was “Smoking Hot”!

With SLVFD Volunteers responding to over 2,000 fires and EMS calls annually, covering 40 square miles providing fire and rescue services daily and devoting literally thousands of hours to training and general duties this year alone, one would think that this hard hitting dedicated crew would feel that is enough. But it is not! SLVFD is a 100% Volunteer 501(c) 4 organization and fund raising is as important to them as the services that they provide to the community....
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Sobriety Checkpoint Conducted in Lexington Park

Sobriety Checkpoint Conducted in Lexington Park

On Friday, September  26, 2014 at approximately 10:30 p.m. Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted a one hour long sobriety checkpoint on Pegg Road in the area of Ronald Drive in Lexington Park. SMNEWSNET estimates that 120 drivers stopped, at the checkpoint. During the Checkpoint, one motorist was pulled to the side for additional field sobriety testing, however, there was no arrest. WHAT IS A SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT? Below is a video from Saturday evening’s sobriety check point on Pegg Road....
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Town Hall Meeting Brings Law Enforcement and Community Together for Frank Discussion

Town Hall Meeting Brings Law Enforcement and Community Together for Frank Discussion

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” – Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This statement was indirectly voiced in countless ways by those in attendance at Thursday night’s Town Hall Meeting, where Law Enforcement Agencies, Community Leaders, NAACP, several  area pastors and citizens gathered together to focus on ways to improve communication...
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Coast Guard Rescues Woman After Fall on Cruise Ship

Coast Guard Rescues Woman After Fall on Cruise Ship

A woman had to be rescued from a cruise ship near Smith Point along the Potomac River late Saturday after she was injured in a fall on the vessel. The U.S. Coast Guard said a crewmember aboard the Grandeur of the Seas contacted them around 10 p.m. They launched a rescue boat from Coast Guard Station St. Inigoes. The 58-year-old woman and her husband were transported to the Point Lookout Marina. She was then airlifted to the Shock Trauma...
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Mid Atlantic Motocross Association Will be Hosting the 2nd Annual Kevin Crine Memorial Race at Budds Creek

Mid Atlantic Motocross Association Will be Hosting the 2nd Annual Kevin Crine Memorial Race at Budds Creek

Mid Atlantic Motocross Association (M.A.M.A.) will be hosting the 2nd Annual KEVIN CRINE MEMORIAL RACE at Budds Creek Motocross Park, on September 27 and 28, 2014. We are very pleased to announce and extend an invitation to the 2nd Annual KEVIN CRINE MEMORIAL RACE. Kevin was an extremely talented racer from Southern Maryland who started racing in the M.A.M.A. Association at age 14 in 1988. Five years later Kevin made his National Pro debut at Budds Creek in the...
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Dominion Welcomes FERC Approval Of Cove Point LNG Export Project

Dominion Welcomes FERC Approval Of Cove Point LNG Export Project

Dominion yesterday welcomed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval to site, construct, and operate the Cove Point LNG liquefaction and export project. “We are pleased to receive this final approval that allows us to start constructing this important project that offers significant economic, environmental and geopolitical benefits,” said Diane Leopold, president of Dominion Energy. ...
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Waldorf Woman Burned as Result of House Fire

Waldorf Woman Burned as Result of House Fire

The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshall reports on September 24th at 12:33 p.m. Firefighters from the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department responded to the 2300 block of Slys Place in Waldorf in reference to a house fire. Investigation revealed a small fire occurred in the dining room floor due to embers from a...
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Audit: Mental Health Administration Failed to Check Patients’ Eligibility and Patient Information is not Secure

Audit: Mental Health Administration Failed to Check Patients’ Eligibility and Patient Information is not Secure

State auditors found that the State Mental Health Administration found that the MHA failed to: Keep documentation showing patients who received over $16 million in mental health services were eligible Assure timely reviews/audits of provider claims and perform regular bank reconciliations Maintain adequate security over computers and sensitive patient data Keep adequate internal control...
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Maryland Residents to Start Paying Sales Tax at Amazon.com

Maryland Residents to Start Paying Sales Tax at Amazon.com

Maryland consumers who shop online at Amazon.com after Today will be paying more — 6% of the sale. The new taxes are expected to boost the state’s total collection of sales taxes by $50 million in the current fiscal year, according to the state Board of Revenue Estimates. Overall sales taxes are expected to...
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Armed Robbery being Investigated in Hollywood

Armed Robbery being Investigated in Hollywood

On Saturday, September 27, 2014 at approximately 1:00 a.m., a male victim reported he was walking on Clarke’s Landing Road, when two white males assaulted him and stole personal property. One of the suspects brandished a large knife during the incident. Deputies arrived on the scene and a K9 track was conducted, which ended at...
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Spirit Halloween Store Remains Open After Small Fire on Roof

Spirit Halloween Store Remains Open After Small Fire on Roof

On Sunday, September 28, 2014 at approximately 6:30 a.m., firefighters responded to the Spirit Halloween Store at 2875 Crain Highway, in Waldorf for a fire on the roof. A passing motorist alerted authorities to the fire. The fire was determined to have been intentionally set on the roof of the building. The damage was minimal and...
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Volunteers Sought for Veterans Day Parade

Volunteers Sought for Veterans Day Parade

If you’ve enjoyed viewing Maryland’s largest Veterans Day parade each year, why not be part of the behind the scenes team which makes the annual event go? Volunteers are now being recruited for the 39th Annual Veterans Day Parade, to take place in the Town of Leonardtown on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The parade...
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Arts Alliance Presents “Meet the Artists” Public Reception on Saturday, October 4, at the Waldorf West Library

Arts Alliance Presents “Meet the Artists” Public Reception on Saturday, October 4, at the Waldorf West Library

On Saturday, October 4, the Arts Alliance hosts a “Meet the Artists” Public Reception, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, to honor all the artists participating in the new fall exhibit at the Waldorf West Library. The public is invited to this event, and will get a chance to meet the artists while viewing their...
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Visit Local Authors at PRAD

Visit Local Authors at PRAD

The Calvert Marine Museum in partnership with Schiffer Publishing is proud to present local renowned authors and illustrators on October 11 and 12 during Patuxent River Appreciation Days. Join them in the Harms Gallery from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This is the perfect opportunity to find a new favorite book, personalize a book...
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Celebrate RiverFest at Historic St. Mary’s City

Celebrate RiverFest at Historic St. Mary’s City

Celebrate the St. Mary’s River at the 10th Annual RiverFest, on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Festivities will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC). Discover 101 ways to protect and enjoy our waterways. Enjoy live music, featuring singer/songwriter Janie Meneely with the Chesapeake Charter...
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Maryland State Police Barrack in La Plata participate in National Drug Take Back Day

Maryland State Police Barrack in La Plata participate in National Drug Take Back Day

The Maryland State Police in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration are asking citizens dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, September 27, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. at state police barracks. State police barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in the National Drug Take Back...
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Let Troopers Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs in Leonardtown

Let Troopers Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs in Leonardtown

The Maryland State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration are partnering to ask citizens to dispose of any unwanted prescription drugs during National Drug Take-Back Day on September 27, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack. State Police Barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in the National...
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R/C Theatres Coming to Lexington Exchange!

R/C Theatres Coming to Lexington Exchange!

St. John Properties recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at its Lexington Exchange business park in California, to celebrate the start of construction on R/C Theatres’ new 12-screen, 45,000 sq. ft. movie theater. From left are David Phillips, R/C Theatres; Todd Morgan, St. Mary’s County Commissioner (District 4); Scott Cohen, R/C Theatres; Larry Maykrantz, St....
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Calvert Teens Scale Obstacles for Hunger

Calvert Teens Scale Obstacles for Hunger

The Live Out Loud End Hunger Obstacle Run took place on Saturday September 20th at Chesapeake Church in Huntingtown. That morning, 486 runners took on 2.5+ miles of mud-laden trails and obstacles to prove that hunger in our community can be overcome. This year’s Live Out Loud Obstacle Run was a new partnership between...
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A Calvert Leadership Tour Awaits you in Historic Yorkshire, England

A Calvert Leadership Tour Awaits you in Historic Yorkshire, England

A unique adventure awaits you in historic Yorkshire, England! Extraordinary in its presentation, this 10-day exploration of the past will connect 17th-century history with 21st-century leadership practices. The scene is set around the ancestral home and legacy of Lord Baltimore, George Calvert, and his sons. Guided by scholars with decades of experience in leadership...
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Second NSF Dahlgren Joint Land Use Study Public Forum Set for Oct. 9

Second NSF Dahlgren Joint Land Use Study Public Forum Set for Oct. 9

King George County (Va.), in cooperation with Charles County and other communities, agencies, and organizations in the region, is conducting a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) to address compatibility planning around Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren. In order to develop a JLUS that is responsive to local needs, public input is critical. The second...
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Take Steps, Save Lives at the 9th Annual Breast Cancer Walk

Take Steps, Save Lives at the 9th Annual Breast Cancer Walk

Walk to save lives at the 9th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fitness Walk on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event begins at Indian Head Village Green (100 Walter Thomas Road, Indian Head) and continues for three miles on the Indian Head Rail Trail. Participants can enjoy music, vendors, door...
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