Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 7/29/14

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 7/29/14

During the week of July 21 through July 27 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,340 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriff’s Office website. Go to http://www.co.cal.md.us/residents/safety/law/sheriff/ and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line.  Information leading to the arrest and...
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CCAA “Adopts” Hand-carved Wooden Carousel Horse for Posterity

CCAA “Adopts” Hand-carved Wooden Carousel Horse for Posterity

The Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) is pleased to announce that it is the proud “parent” of one of the beautifully hand-carved wooden horses of the Southern Maryland Carousel Group! On May 3, 2014, we officially “adopted” Lord Baltimore, a very handsome steed depicting the Maryland State flag with emblems of the Calvert and Crossland families. The “adoption papers” were completed and first announced publicly during our CCAA Annual Membership Meeting and Reception held at the Waldorf West Library....
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Shooting Death in California Thought to be Self-Inflicted

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UPDATE – 7/28/14 @ 11:20 p.m.: On July 28, 2014 at 6:45 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the end of MacArthur Boulevard after citizens in the neighborhood reported hearing a gunshot. On arrival, deputies found a male subject suffering from a gun shot wound. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded and assumed the investigation. The preliminary investigation and all evidence gathered thus far indicates the gunshot wound was self-inflicted. Additional details will...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 7/28/14

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 7/28/14

Maryland State Police from the Prince Frederick Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Theft: On 7/23/14 at 7:22 pm, Trooper First Class Follin responded to the 6500 block of 9th St. in Chesapeake Beach for a reported theft. The victim reported a wallet with cash, gift cards, credit cards and other personal documents had been stolen. Charges are pending for Thomas L. Jones, Jr. 43 of Prince Frederick. Theft from Vehicle: On 7/15/14 at 6:37 pm, Trooper First Class...
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Driver Flown From Overturned Vehicle On Huntingtown Road

Driver Flown From Overturned Vehicle On Huntingtown Road

On Saturday, July 26th at approximately 3:54 p.m., volunteers from the Huntington Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad were alerted to a report of an accident with one person trapped in front of 6255 Huntingtown Road in Huntingtown. Crews arrived on the scene to discover a single-vehicle overturned with the driver trapped. The driver suffering from severe head trauma was flown to a local trauma center by Maryland State Police Helicopter. No word on the cause of the crash....
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 7/28/14

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 7/28/14

During the week of July 14 through July 20 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,427 calls for service throughout the community.  Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriff’s Office website.   Go to http://www.co.cal.md.us/residents/safety/law/sheriff/ and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line.  Information leading to the...
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Charles County Road Closure Begins July 28th

Charles County Road Closure Begins July 28th

Charles County Government would like to let the public know that MD Route 5 (Leonardtown Road) at the railroad crossing will be closed on Monday July, 28-Friday Aug. 1 to repair the railroad track. No vehicles will be able to cross the tracks during this time. Pedestrian access will still be maintained and business access will remain open. Motorists can use U.S. Route 301 (Crain Highway) and MD Route 5 (Mattawoman-Beantown Road).  
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Four Story Hi-Rise in Downtown Lexington Park?

Four Story Hi-Rise in Downtown Lexington Park?

Wow things in Lexington Park sure get built quick and just when you weren’t looking a new high rise building springs up in the most unusual place. I’m sure that our public driving by the new rescue squad building on our new FDR Blvd. couldn’t help but notice that new addition to the landscape to the rear of the Bay District Fire Station 3. Yes it is painted with our colors yellow and white along with our emblem on...
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Detectives Identify Suspect in Capital Clubhouse Sex Assault Case Involving 4-Year-Old Male

Detectives Identify Suspect in Capital Clubhouse Sex Assault Case Involving 4-Year-Old Male

UPDATE: Detectives assigned to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division have identified the suspect who reportedly molested a 4-year-old boy at the Capital Clubhouse on July 20. Investigators pursed several leads and identified the suspect last night. He is a 10-year-old male from Charles County. The case will be reviewed with the State’s Attorney’s Office. The investigation is ongoing. 7/23/2104: On July 20 at 6:36 p.m., officers responded to the Capital Clubhouse at 3033 Waldorf Market Place for...
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Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 7/25/14

Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 7/25/14

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Omar Jamal Brooks, 28, of Waldorf. Brooks currently has an outstanding warrant charging him with violating  probation for a conspiracy to commit burglary charge. Brooks is 6’0”, 155lbs., and has black hair and brown eyes.      Anyone with information about Omar Jamal Brooks’ whereabouts is asked not to approach him but rather call the CCSO Warrant Unit at (301) 932-2222. Charles County...
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Leonardtown Couple Arrested for Crack and Marijuana Distribution

Leonardtown Couple Arrested for Crack and Marijuana Distribution

During the past several months, Travis Richardson, 28 of Leonardtown, was identified as a distributor of cocaine and detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office obtained a search and seizure warrant for his home and person. Detectives, assisted by members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Support Team, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team and K-9 deputies executed the search warrant which revealed numerous items of evidence. The evidence indicated Suspect Richardson was...
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Special Friday Edition of Wednesday’s Pet is Daryl

Special Friday Edition of Wednesday’s Pet is Daryl

We have a Special Friday Edition of Wednesday’s Pet. It has been a busy past couple of days and we didn’t want Wednesday’s Pet to get overlooked, so we waited until today. Wednesday’s Pet for 7/25/14 is Daryl Featured Pet: Daryl Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: 3 legged  Breed: Black Lab Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium (46lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Daryl is a 2-year-old lab mix that was picked up as...
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SMECO Receives Approval to Reduce Customer Rates

SMECO Receives Approval to Reduce Customer Rates

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) received approval from the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) on July 23 to reduce its residential Standard Offer Service (SOS) energy charges. SMECO also received approval for its proposal to change how May and October are designated as summer rate and winter rate months. SMECO will reduce the residential SOS energy charge for summer months from 8.83 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) to 8.61 cents per kWh, a reduction of 2.5 percent. The new rate...
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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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Annual Calvert County Job Fair Offers Local Career Opportunities

Annual Calvert County Job Fair Offers Local Career Opportunities

For Southern Maryland job seekers there is no better one-stop resource than the Calvert County Job Fair to be held Wednesday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the College of Southern Maryland, Building B, in Prince Frederick. This free event, cosponsored by the Calvert County Department of Economic Development, Calvert County Chamber of Commerce,...
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Country Life Outdoors Festival Coming to St. Mary’s County

Country Life Outdoors Festival Coming to St. Mary’s County

As summer comes to a close, outdoor enthusiasts from around the area will gather at the St. Mary’s Country Fairgrounds in Leonardtown for the Country Life Outdoors Festival. Presented by Winegardner Auto Group, the festival will run from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 22 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on...
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2014 Beach Party on the Square in Leonardtown

2014 Beach Party on the Square in Leonardtown

Splash into fun at the 12th Annual Leonardtown Beach Party on the Square! The weekend kicks off August 1 from 5 – 8 PM with Flip Flop First Friday featuring the music of Miles from Clever and continues Saturday, August 2 from 4 – 9 PM with water, sand and the 25th Hour Band!...
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Open Houses Planned for Charles County Schools

Open Houses Planned for Charles County Schools

Charles County Public Schools has released its open house schedule for the 2014-15 school year. Listed below are open house dates and times, and other activities for schools. Elementary Schools • C. Paul Barnhart, back-to-school night, Sept. 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. • Berry, open house, Sept. 4, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. • Dr. Gustavus...
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Sheriff Discusses Leadership with Campers

Sheriff Discusses Leadership with Campers

On July 22, 2014, students attending the Middle School Leadership Academy Camp came to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for a tour. The students met with Captain Steve Hall, Commander of the Patrol Division and graduate of the FBI National Academy, for an impromptu question and answer session on what it means to...
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Warden Closes out Career With Win

Warden Closes out Career With Win

In the final game of his career, Jim Ed Warden threw a perfect 1-2-3 top of the 9th inning to cap off a 5-1, series-winning victory for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs over the Sugar Land Skeeters. Warden, the Atlantic League’s all-time leader in saves with 134, retired all three batters he faced in...
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Do You Know the Warning Signs of Summer?

Do You Know the Warning Signs of Summer?

As we dive deeper into summer, Charles County Government urges citizens to keep summer safety in mind. Knowing basic safety tips this summer may keep you out of the emergency room, so you can focus on having fun. First, know the difference between the various types of summer storm alerts issued by emergency agencies:...
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Charles County Commissioners’ Meeting Agendas for July 29 & 30, 2014

Charles County Commissioners’ Meeting Agendas for July 29 & 30, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Charles County Commissioners’ Meeting 1. Recognition and Approval Items (Commissioners’ Meeting Room) 1.01 Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance 1.02 Recognition: Department of Human Resource Employee Committee Representatives 1.03 Approval Items 1.04 Approval of Minutes July 8, 2014 1.05 Planning...
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R&B Star, Marguerite, Takes the St. Charles Stage at Free Sunset Concert Series

R&B Star, Marguerite, Takes the St. Charles Stage at Free Sunset Concert Series

The St. Charles Companies welcomes R&B classic soul singer, Marguerite, at a free lakefront concert on Friday evening, August 1st at 7 PM. Meaningful lyrics and heartfelt vocals have made DC native, Marguerite, a favorite with her fans. She has lent her powerful voice to numerous bands as a featured vocalist and is an...
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Southern Maryland Audubon, Sotterley Plantation and SMECO Collaborate to Bring Back Barn Owls to St. Mary’s County

Southern Maryland Audubon, Sotterley Plantation  and SMECO Collaborate to Bring Back  Barn Owls to St. Mary’s County

Are you a Barn Owl looking for a home? Thanks to an array of owl-friendly folks in Hollywood, MD, your housing options just increased. A brand new Barn Owl Nest Box has been installed on private agricultural land adjacent to the Sotterley Plantation and it is ready for occupancy. Barn Owls are nocturnal hunters...
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Aug. 2 Charles County

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Aug. 2 Charles County

The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the next household hazardous waste collection will be held on Saturday, August 2. The household hazardous waste collection site is held in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station...
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New NRC Senior Resident Inspector Assigned to Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant

New NRC Senior Resident Inspector Assigned to Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant

Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials in King of Prussia, Pa., have selected Rodney Clagg as the new senior resident inspector at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant in Lusby, Md. The two-unit site is operated by Exelon. “Rodney Clagg has the experience, training and commitment to safety that is needed for the NRC to carry out...
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County Charter Moves Forward for Public Vote

County Charter Moves Forward for Public Vote

On Tuesday, July 22, the Charter Board presented the County Commissioners with the final draft of the proposed charter. The charter is a blueprint for the structure of county government that defines duties, powers, rules, and procedures. In accordance with the Maryland Constitution it will be published in a local newspaper and forwarded to...
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Support Operation Backpack at 7/25 Blue Crabs Game

Support Operation Backpack at 7/25 Blue Crabs Game

Donate school supplies to Children’s Aid, Inc.’s Operation Backpack at the Southern Maryland Blue Crab’s game this Friday, July 25th and receive a FREE ticket voucher for a future Blue Crabs game! Suggested donations: backpacks, crayola crayons (24 ct), #2 pencils, highlighters, Elmer’s glue sticks, safety scissors, composition books and wide-ruled filler paper. Operation...
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Administrative Appointment Announced for Director of Information Technology Services

Administrative Appointment Announced for Director of Information Technology Services

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michael J. Martirano, announced the administrative appointment made by the Board of Education was held July 15, 2014. The Board appointed Mr. David Howard as Director of Information Technology Services in the Department of Information Technology Services. Mr. Howard is currently serving as the Director of Information Technology Services with the...
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Free Yoga Now Offered Saturday Mornings in St. Charles

Free Yoga Now Offered Saturday Mornings in St. Charles

The St. Charles Companies, in collaboration with The Studio Cooperative, invites the community to enjoy free Saturday morning vinyasa yoga classes waterside at the O’Donnell Lake venue at St. Patrick’s Drive and Smallwood Drive West in St. Charles, MD. The classes will be offered each week through August 16th from 9:30 – 10:30 am...
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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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