Stabbing Reported in Lexington Park

Stabbing Reported in Lexington Park

On Sunday, November 23, 2014 at approximately 3:30 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Midway Drive in Lexington Park for a report of a stabbing. Police made contact with a male in his early thirties, who advised he was in the area of Midway Drive in Lexington Park, when he was attacked by four black males. At least one of the suspects stabbed the victim in his back and chest. The victim was transported to an area trauma center by Maryland State...
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First Course for Thanksgiving Highway Travel: 511

First Course for Thanksgiving Highway Travel:  511

NEW: From Grandparent to Grandchild, Maryland Law Requires Seat Belts for All Seats, All Ages Don’t let Thanksgiving traffic make you late for dinner! Whether traveling through the State to grandma’s house or around the beltway to your favorite shopping centers, 511 can help guide and keep you on course for predictable, informed Thanksgiving holiday travel. The days leading up to and after the holiday bring more cars on Maryland’s roadway network, and 511 can assist with safe travel...
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Sex Offender Charged With Attempted Rape in St. Mary’s County

Sex Offender Charged With Attempted Rape in St. Mary’s County

On November 21, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Patrol units responded to a private residence in the Laurel Glen subdivision in California, for the report of a robbery and attempted sexual assault. Deputies determined the victim received a knock on her door and after opening the door was confronted by a black male whom she recognized as being from the neighborhood. The suspect asked to use the telephone and was allowed inside. Once inside the...
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“Santa” and his Helper Armed with an “Assault Rifle” Attempted to Rob Dunkirk BP Gas Station

“Santa” and his Helper Armed with an “Assault Rifle” Attempted to Rob Dunkirk BP Gas Station

On November 19 at approximately 11:21 p.m. units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the BP Gas Station and Shop, located on Md. Route 260 just prior to Md. Route 4 in Dunkirk, for the report of an attempted robbery. Upon arrival units learned that two suspects, who appeared to male, attempted to gain entry into the store, which was open for business. Suspect number one is described as a 5’7” to 5’9” male, dressed in...
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Former Margaret Brent Middle School Teacher Arrested for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

Former Margaret Brent Middle School Teacher Arrested for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

On November 21, 2014, Detective Corporal W. Raddatz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, Sex Offender Compliance Unit, located and arrested Jason P. Hollinger, age 40, of St. Inigoes. It was determined Hollinger failed to register with the Maryland Sex Offender Registry following his release from incarceration on November 7, 2014. Hollinger was charged with failing to provide notice as required after being released from incarceration. He was incarcerated in the St. Mary’s County Detention...
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Former St. Mary’s County Sheriff Wayne Pettit Passes Away

Former St. Mary’s County Sheriff Wayne Pettit Passes Away

It is with a heavy heart the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office announces the passing of Sheriff Wayne L. Pettit. Sheriff Pettit served three terms from 1982 to 1994. Prior to his service with the Sheriff’s Office, he was a member of the Maryland State Police from 1957 to 1981, and retired at the rank of Lieutenant. Sheriff Pettit will be remembered as a dynamic leader and consummate professional who adhered to the highest standards of the law enforcement...
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Maryland seeks to deny permit for Conowingo Dam

Maryland seeks to deny permit for Conowingo Dam

Maryland Department of the Environment has moved to deny a water quality permit for Exelon Corp. to operate the Conowingo Dam — on concerns the dam’s impact on the Chesapeake Bay could undermine state efforts to comply with the Clean Water Act. “MDE intends to deny the application due to insufficient information provided by the applicant regarding the impacts…on state water quality standards,” said MDE Communications Director Jay Apperson in a press release on Tuesday. MDE points to a...
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Robbery in La Plata Being Investigated

Robbery in La Plata Being Investigated

On November 17, 2014 at 10:23 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to 7-Eleven at 6285 Crain Highway in La Plata for the report of a robbery. Investigation showed a lone male suspect entered the business, threatened the clerk with a hammer and stole money from the register. The suspect is described as a white male, possibly in his twenties, 5’9” to 5’10”, approximately 160 pounds, wearing a blue plaid long-sleeved shirt, a grey hooded sweatshirt,...
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Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 11/21/14

Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 11/21/14

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Leon Francis Stone, Jr., 31, of Waldorf. Stone currently has three outstanding warrants charging him with violating probation relating to drug charges and a non-support charge. Stone is 5’11, 195 lbs., bald, and has hazel-colored eyes. Anyone with information about Stone’s whereabouts is asked not to approach him, but rather call the CCSO Warrant Unit at (301) 932-2222. Charles County Crime Solvers is...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Asking for Public’s Help Identifying Suspect and Truck

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Asking for Public’s Help Identifying Suspect and Truck

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect and or truck pictured below. Monday, October 13, 2014 at 11:44 AM, the suspect used a victim’s credit card to make unauthorized purchases at the 7-11 store located at 29969 Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall. The suspect is possibly operating or being transported in the light blue Chevrolet pickup truck pictured below. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office offers rewards of up to...
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Leonardtown Juvenile Arrested for Burglary, 34 Stolen Guns Recovered

Leonardtown Juvenile Arrested for Burglary, 34 Stolen Guns Recovered

On November 14, 2014, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to a residence for a burglary to a private residence. The victim reported unknown suspect(s) entered his residence by breaking the lock to a kitchen window. Once inside, suspect(s) located the key to a safe and stole several firearms and knives. Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab Technicians responded and processed the crime scene. The case was forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Division for further investigation. On November 16,...
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Charlotte Hall Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison and Second Man Pleads Guilty for Armed Robberies

Charlotte Hall Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison and Second Man Pleads Guilty for Armed Robberies

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Furman Troy, age 44, of Charlotte Hall, Maryland, today to 12 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for two counts of armed commercial robbery and for brandishing a firearm in relation to a crime of violence. Co-defendant Darrell Lee, age 46, also of Charlotte Hall, pleaded guilty to the same charges on November 19, 2014. The sentence and guilty plea were announced by United States Attorney for the...
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Coltons Point Fire Under Investigation

Coltons Point Fire Under Investigation

On Wednesday, November 19, at approximately 11:49 p.m., firefighters from the 7th District, Leonardtown, Mechanicsville, and Hollywood Volunteer Fire Departments were alerted to  a report of a house fire in the 3800 block of Beach Road, in Coltons Point. Crews arrived on scene to discover an attached garage and a single story single family home on fire. A neighbor alerted the occupants to the fire. The fire completely destroyed the attached garage and subsequently spread to the dwelling and vehicles; a...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Walmart

Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Walmart

On November 16, 2014, Corporal E. O’Connor of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Walmart in California for a reported theft. Loss Prevention employees reported a white female, later identified as Samantha Dawn Domm, 42, of Lexington Park, loaded several items in the basket of a motorized shopping cart and left the store without paying for the items. The value of the stolen items was over $200.00. Domm was also in the store the evening prior to return DVDs....
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 11/20/14

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 11/20/14

During the week of November 10 through November 16 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,370 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 HERE and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line. Information leading to the arrest...
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Charles County Government Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Charles County Government Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

The Charles County Commissioners wish to remind residents of the following offices and facility schedule changes for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28. Thursday, Nov. 27: · All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville will be closed · VanGO services will not be operating...
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Calvert County Government Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Calvert County Government Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announced that county offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. In addition: • The three county senior centers will close Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28. There will be no delivery of Meals on Wheels on Thanksgiving, but...
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St. Mary’s County Government Office Closures for Thanksgiving Holiday

St. Mary’s County Government Office Closures for Thanksgiving Holiday

All St. Mary’s County Government Administrative Offices will be closed Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28, 2014 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. County offices will re-open Monday, December 1. The St. Andrews Landfill, six (6) Convenience Centers and St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will not operate Thursday, November 27 but will be open for normal...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Reminds Citizens “Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving”

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Reminds Citizens “Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving”

Let’s say you go to a holiday party, you stay a few hours and have a few drinks. When it’s time to go, you think to yourself, “I’m fine to drive. I’ve only had a few drinks, and I barely feel buzzed.” You get in your car and drive toward home. This act places...
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NEW Program for Those Commuting to Fort Belvoir From Southern Maryland

NEW Program for Those Commuting to Fort Belvoir From Southern Maryland

NVRC Commuter Center for Real-time Ridesharing Fort Belvoir Commuter Center The Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) is rolling a new car/van pool program to support military personnel and contractors at Fort Belvoir who will be impacted by the I-95 Express Lanes that will open in early 2015 and fighting the construction taking place on...
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Environmentalists worried about Hogan

Environmentalists worried about Hogan

The annual awards ceremony by Maryland’s environmental community was tinged with trepidation Tuesday night as they worried about what was in store from the new Republican governor. “These are uncertain times,” said Marcia Verploegen Lewis, board chair of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters, which puts on the awards dinner. “We need to protect...
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Gingerbread House Workshops at Calvert Library

Gingerbread House Workshops at Calvert Library

Candy canes, gumdrops, and more…children in Kindergarten through 8th grade will get into the holiday spirit when they decorate their very own “gingerbread” house at Calvert Library’s annual Gingerbread House Workshops being held on the following Saturdays: December 6 at the Southern and Twin Beaches Branches (Twin’s event will be held at Northeast Community...
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UMD UAS Test Site Receives FAA Approval to Fly

UMD UAS Test Site Receives FAA Approval to Fly

The University of Maryland (UMD) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site, located in California, MD, today received a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly the Talon 240, designed and manufactured by UAV Solutions, Inc. of Jessup, MD. This authorization resulted from the first use of UMD’s...
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Firearm Deer Season to Open November 29

Firearm Deer Season to Open November 29

The two-week firearm deer season opens November 29 and runs through December 13, 2014. Hunters who possess a valid Maryland hunting license or are exempt from license requirements may use firearms to harvest white-tailed and sika deer during this season. The bag limits for the season are: Statewide: one antlered white-tailed deer. In Region...
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Board Recognizes Outstanding Students

Board Recognizes Outstanding Students

The Board of Education honored five students on Tuesday, Nov. 11 for excellence in academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. Honored were Nicholas Long, fifth grade, Dr. James Craik Elementary School; Amir Moore, fifth grade, Malcolm Elementary School; Morgan Martin, fifth grade, J.C. Parks Elementary School; Devyn Thompson, eighth grade, Benjamin Stoddert Middle...
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SMECO Offers Scholarships

SMECO Offers Scholarships

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is offering college scholarships for the 2015-2016 school year. Four high school seniors will be awarded $1,500 each. Students are eligible to apply if they live with parents or guardians who are SMECO customer-members. Seniors must be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college, university, or...
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Christmas Comes to Historic St. Mary’s City

Christmas Comes to Historic St. Mary’s City

Take time out during the holidays to launch family traditions at Historic St. Mary’s City. Find the spirit of Christmas past at Colonial Christmas on December 6. Take a light-hearted guided tour of Town Center. You’ll follow a fool’s progress as he tries to employ the good will of the season to beat the...
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Budget Problems Even Bigger Than Expected, Hogan says; More of Transition Team Announced

Budget Problems Even Bigger Than Expected, Hogan says; More of Transition Team Announced

Confronted with projections of state deficits far into the future, incoming Gov.-Elect Larry Hogan admitted Monday “quite frankly even I am surprised at the magnitude of the problem, and the task ahead of us is vast.” Last Wednesday, the legislature’s budget analysts told lawmakers that there was already a $300 million deficit in the...
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Board Honors Exemplary Employees

Board Honors Exemplary Employees

The Board of Education honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees during the Nov. 11 Board meeting, including Erin Berfield, Danielle Carpenter, Latisha Chase, Melissa Gross and Jane Pilkerton. Berfield is a music teacher at Malcom Elementary School. She was recognized for consistently delivering quality instruction to her students in music. Berfield’s lessons...
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The Sweet Treat Express

The Sweet Treat Express

The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum (CBRM) will present The Sweet Treat Express, at the Northeast Community Center on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 where children have fun building train engines. The Friends of the CBRM is pleased to sponsor The Sweet Treat Express for the sixth year in a row. The Sweet Treat Express will...
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Newly Elected Officials to be Sworn In at Oath of Office Ceremony

Newly Elected Officials to be Sworn In at Oath of Office Ceremony

St. Mary’s County citizens are invited to attend the quadrennial Oath of Office Ceremony for St. Mary’s County elected officials on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. This year’s event will be held inside the Chopticon High School auditorium, 25390 Colton Point Road, Morganza, MD. The following elected officials will be sworn at the...
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North Point Names A.K. Johnson, Recent Graduate to Hall of Fame

North Point Names A.K. Johnson, Recent Graduate to Hall of Fame

North Point High School hosted its first Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 31 and honored A.K. Johnson, director of student activities for Charles County Public Schools, and Robyn Parks, a 2010 North Point graduate and former Charles County student athlete. During the ceremony, both Johnson and Parks were honored with plaques...
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