UPDATE: Criminal Celebrates Birthday in Jail Thanks to Crime Solver’s

UPDATE: Criminal Celebrates Birthday in Jail Thanks to Crime Solver’s

UPDATE: It didn’t take long for Lerrel Eric Carey to be captured. After being featured on SMNEWSNET yesterday a tip came into the St. Mary’s County Crime Solver’s that helped put Carey behind bars again. Carey will appear before a judge on Friday, August 29, for a bail hearing. Be sure to check the St. Mary’s County Crime Solver’s Facebook Page often, you never know when your tip could earn you some cash. LIKE & SHARE their page too, St. Mary’s...
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Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 8/29/14

Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 8/29/14

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Keyan William Mitchell, 25, of Waldorf. Mitchell currently has four outstanding warrants charging him with failing to appear in court for robbery, attempted robbery, burglary and assault. Mitchell is 5’10”, 205 lbs., and has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about Keyan Mitchell’s whereabouts is asked not to approach him but rather call the CCSO Warrant Unit at (301) 932-2222. Charles...
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Lexington Park Trio Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

Lexington Park Trio Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

On August, 21, 2014, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by members of the Narcotics Support Team, K-9 Unit, and Emergency Services Team, executed a search and seizure warrant at a Lexington Park, MD residence. During a search of the residence, Jeremy Mark Owens 26, and Jeramie Davon Neal 21, both of Lexington Park, were found to be in possession of marijuana. Lisa Marie West 45, of Lexington Park was found to be illegally in possession...
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Lexington Park Man Indicted on Drug Charges

Lexington Park Man Indicted on Drug Charges

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Vice/Narcotics Division identified Terry Lee Kent, Jr. 24 of Lexington Park, as a distributor of controlled dangerous substances. During the course of their investigation, detectives made several purchases of cocaine and heroin from Kent. The facts of the investigation were later presented to the Grand Jury for St. Mary’s County and Terry Kent was indicted. On August 20, 2014, Terry Kent, who was already incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Adult...
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Police Raid on Lexington Park Residence Leads to Drug Arrest

Police Raid on Lexington Park Residence Leads to Drug Arrest

On August 21, 2014 detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by members of the Narcotics Support Team, K-9 Unit, and Emergency Services Team, executed a search and seizure warrant at a Lexington Park residence. Located inside the residence was David Andrew Spears 26 of Hollywood, who was wanted on an outstanding Violation of Probation warrant. Spears was arrested and a search of the residence revealed he was in possession of suspected crack cocaine and marijuana. Spears...
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Upper Marlboro Man Arrested for Shoplifting at Wal-Mart

Upper Marlboro Man Arrested for Shoplifting at Wal-Mart

On Wednesday, August 27 2014, at approximately 12:13 p.m., Deputy Schultz responded to the Wal-Mart in California, for the report of a shoplifting in progress. The subject later identified as Ronald Gilbert Sweeney 32, of Upper Marlboro was seen by employees of the Wal-Mart pushing a shopping cart of items toward the exit. When Sweeney past all points of purchase he was approached by employees. Sweeney abandoned the cart and walked toward Rt. 235. A lookout was broadcast and...
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UPDATE: Townhouse Fire in Chesapeake Beach Ruled Arson

UPDATE: Townhouse Fire in Chesapeake Beach Ruled Arson

UPDATE: The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshall reports on Tuesday August 26th at 12:06 a.m. the North Beach, Dunkirk, Anne Arundel, Huntingtown, Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the 8600 block of Addison Bridge Place in Chesapeake Beach for the report of a townhouse on fire. Investigation revealed the incendiary fire began as the result of unknown suspect(s) setting fire to the rear deck of the residence. The entire residence was damaged as well as adjoining...
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Huntingtown Woman Arrested for Embezzlement

Huntingtown Woman Arrested for Embezzlement

On Wednesday August 27, 2014, investigators assigned to the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division, Central South Region arrested Kimberly Sue Jones, 38 year old female of Huntingtown. Jones was arrested after having been indicted by a Calvert County Grand Jury charging her with Theft Scheme from $10,000 to under $100,000 and Embezzlement – misappropriation of funds by fiduciary. Jones is currently being held at the Calvert County Detention Center without bond. She will be scheduled to appear before...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and Warrant Services for St. Mary’s County 8/27/14

Maryland State Police Arrests and Warrant Services for St. Mary’s County 8/27/14

Maryland State Police from the Leonardtown Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Drug Arrest/ DUI: On Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 6:48 AM, TFC E. Mersman responded to a disturbance located on the 18000 block of Premier Lane. While enroute to the disturbance, a lookout was given for the male suspect. TFC Mersman observed the suspect’s vehicle, a black truck, and initiated an investigative stop on the vehicle on Park Hall Road and Route 235. A wanted check on the driver,...
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Millions Worldwide to Go Car-Free or “Car-Lite” on Monday, Sept. 22

Millions Worldwide to Go Car-Free or “Car-Lite” on Monday, Sept. 22

That’s the message that local organizers of Car Free Day 2014 are sending to encourage more Washington area commuters and others who usually drive to give up their car for a day and try walking, bicycling, taking transit, carpooling, or teleworking instead. This year’s Car Free Day is set for Monday, September 22, and millions of people in more than 1,500 cities in 40 countries worldwide are expected to participate. Car Free Day got its start in Europe in...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 8/27/14

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 8/27/14

Maryland State Police from the Prince Frederick Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Carrying Concealed Weapon: On 8/22/14 at 6:25 pm, Trooper First Class Lewis stopped a vehicle at Rt. 4 near Doris Dr. in Sunderland for traffic violations. A strong odor of marijuana and alcohol was emitting from inside the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed a juvenile passenger in the vehicle was carrying a 16 inch Bowie knife. The juvenile gave a false name and was charged...
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Lexington Park man Arrested Again on Drug Charges

Lexington Park man Arrested Again on Drug Charges

On Friday, August 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm, Trooper B. Ditoto of the Maryland State Police initiated a traffic stop on a silver truck on St. John’s Road and Narrow Way for a minor traffic infraction. The driver, Jake Allen Clark, 24, of Lexington Park, was placed under arrest for three open warrants through St. Mary’s County. A search incident to arrest revealed suspected CDS and paraphernalia. Mr. Clark was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Francis

Wednesday’s Pet is Francis

Wednesday’s Pet for 8/27/14 is Francis Featured Pet: Francis Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Francis is a 10-year-old, sweet girl who thinks she is a puppy. Francis has tried desperately in rescue to get the other dogs to chase her and play. A great fit for her would be in a home with at least one other k9 friend. She...
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Police Request Public’s Help in Identifying Suspect in Indian Head Armed Robbery

Police Request Public’s Help in Identifying Suspect in Indian Head Armed Robbery

On August 25 at 4:50 p.m., officers responded to the PNC bank on North Prospect Avenue in Indian Head for a hold-up alarm. When officers arrived, bank employees said a masked man entered the bank and approached a teller. He showed a note announcing a robbery and demanded money, threatening to blow the bank up if the teller did not comply. The suspect obtained money and fled towards Strauss Avenue. Patrol officers, K9 teams, and the Maryland State Police...
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Baltimore Man Arrested for Theft Over $10,000 and Burglary

Baltimore Man Arrested for Theft Over $10,000 and Burglary

On March 27, 2014 Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to a business located in Mechanicsville, Maryland for the report of a burglary. The victim/owner stated unknown person(s) forced entry to his business and stole several pieces of equipment. The Criminal Investigations Division was contacted and assumed the investigation. Following a lengthy investigation, detectives were able to identify a suspect in the burglary and recover several pieces of the stolen equipment. Detectives located and arrested William J. Chialastri, age 35,...
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Indian Discovery Day is September 13, 2014

Indian Discovery Day is September 13, 2014

Explore the life ways of Maryland’s first families on Indian Discovery Day, Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Historic St. Mary’s City. You will discover how the Yaocomaco people found everything they needed to live in the water, fields, and forests around them. Learn to shoot with a bow and arrow and imagine hunting for...
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Charles County Public Schools to Host Annual College Fair

Charles County Public Schools to Host Annual College Fair

Charles County Public Schools will host more than 150 colleges at its annual Charles County College Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at North Point High School. The fair is open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. High school juniors and seniors attend the event during the school day as part of the...
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Health Department Seeking Proposals for Healthy Families Initiative in St. Mary’s County

Health Department Seeking Proposals for Healthy Families Initiative in St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Health Department is seeking proposals from organizations credentialed as a provider/site by Healthy Families America to implement the Healthy Families program model for St. Mary’s County families. The national Healthy Families model provides regular home visits from the beginning of pregnancy through the first five years of life for families...
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Calvert Library “One Maryland One Book” Events

Calvert Library “One Maryland One Book” Events

On Wednesday, September 3, at 6:00pm, Calvert Library kicks off a series of events and workshops related to the One Maryland One Book title, The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande. The first event will be a Cinema Café showing of an Academy Award-nominated documentary about unaccompanied child migrants as they try to make...
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CSM, (ISC)²® Initiative Bridges Cybersecurity Workforce Gap

CSM, (ISC)²® Initiative Bridges Cybersecurity Workforce Gap

To meet the growing need for information security professionals, the College of Southern Maryland has joined an international initiative with (ISC)²® to establish a joint framework for industry-academic cooperation to bridge the workforce gap between the increasing demand for qualified cybersecurity professionals and the amount of skilled professionals entering the industry. Through the college’s...
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NRP Urges Everyone to Put Safety First this Holiday Weekend

NRP Urges Everyone to Put Safety First this Holiday Weekend

The Maryland Natural Resources Police urge everyone this Labor Day holiday to put safety first. “Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer as tens of thousands of residents and visitors head out on the water, relax in our State’s parks and campgrounds, and begin early hunting seasons,” said Colonel George F. Johnson IV,...
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Commissioners Recognize September as Forget Me Not Month

Commissioners Recognize September as Forget Me Not Month

On Tuesday the Commissioners for St. Mary’s County held a proclamation ceremony to recognize September as Forget Me Not month in the county. Members of the Disabled American Veterans, St. Mary’s Chapter 26, were on hand to receive the proclamation. The proclamation recognizes and supports those who have fought for our country in military...
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2014 Operation Backpack a Huge Success in Calvert County

2014 Operation Backpack a Huge Success in Calvert County

With 23% of registered Calvert County Public School students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, it was clear to us we have students, neighbors, who will start school without the proper school supplies. That is why we started Operation Backpack in 2009. Our goal is to highlight the importance of education as well as...
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CSM EMS Students Drill with County Agencies

CSM EMS Students Drill with County Agencies

College of Southern Maryland Emergency Medical Services (EMS) student Meagan McCurry didn’t know what to expect or how she would react during the mass casualty incident (MCI) drill as she mulled over scenarios on her drive to the La Plata Campus Aug. 9. She hoped she would do well. “When we came up to...
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House Fire in Huntingtown

House Fire in Huntingtown

The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshall reports on Friday August 22nd at 5:05 p.m. the Price Frederick and Huntington Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the 4500 block of Kaufmann Road in Huntington for the report of a house on fire. Investigation revealed that two individuals were seen leaving the area just before...
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Purple Heart Parking Comes to St. Mary’s County

Purple Heart Parking Comes to St. Mary’s County

St. Mary’s County has become the first municipality in Maryland to designate parking spots for veterans injured on the battlefield. SSGT Justin Skotnicki (ret.) and Jason Link, co-founders of the Purple Heart Initiative, joined the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County to debut the first Purple Heart parking spot on the Governmental Center campus in...
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Commissioners Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

Commissioners Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

In honor of the 94th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Commissioners for St. Mary’s County held a ceremony celebrating Women’s Equality Day. Members of the St. Mary’s County Commission for Women were on hand to receive the proclamation. On August 26, 1920 the Woman Suffrage Amendment was...
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Thomas Stone Hosting Memorial Walk Next Month

Thomas Stone Hosting Memorial Walk Next Month

Thomas Stone High School is hosting the second annual 9/11 Memorial 5K Road Race and Fun Walk at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6. Proceeds from the event will support the 9/11 Memorial Scholarship Fund for Kris “Romeo” Bishundat, a 1995 Stone alumnus who was killed at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. Proceeds...
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Southern Maryland Sabres Hockey Club Registration

Southern Maryland Sabres Hockey Club Registration

Registration now open for the Southern Maryland Sabres Hockey Club’s Little Sabres program. For ages 4 – 10, Little Sabres is a four-level program that teaches children the fundamentals of ice hockey. Each level includes four, 40-minute sessions of skills-based instruction on ice as well as additional protective equipment. Children receive equipment at the...
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System Expands Online Grade Reporting to Elementary Schools

System Expands Online Grade Reporting to Elementary Schools

Charles County Public Schools is expanding the grade reporting feature of Blackboard/Edline to all 21 elementary schools this school year. Edline is a web-based portal that parents can use to view their child’s school records such as classroom assignments, attendance and grades. Elementary school parents will now be able to view their child’s grades...
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Earn Your Gold Star for Bus Safety

Earn Your Gold Star for Bus Safety

School buses are still the safest way to transport our children back and forth to school, and troopers want you to earn your gold star because school bus safety is everyone’s responsibility. In Maryland, over 600,000 students begin and end their school day with a trip on a school bus. Studies show the bus...
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St. Charles/Science Center Offering Tours on Sept. 6

St. Charles/Science Center Offering Tours on Sept. 6

St. Charles High School is offering free tours of the school and the James E. Richmond Science Center on Sept. 6 to provide the public a chance to see Charles County Public Schools newest high school. Principal Richard Conley says one-hour tours will be held beginning at 12:30 p.m. Due to capacity restrictions in...
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