California Woman Arrested for Assaulting a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest after being Stopped for Passing a Stopped School Bus

California Woman Arrested for Assaulting a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest after being Stopped for Passing a Stopped School Bus

On Thursday, October 9, 2014, at around 4:45 p.m., an off duty Department of Defense Police Officer and other witnesses observed a vehicle passing a stopped school bus with red lights flashing in the area of Monterey Lane in California. The officer called the police and followed the offending vehicle to Catalina Lane in California. Deputy Bowen of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Catalina Lane and made contact with suspect Joyce Marie Rulapaugh, 50, of California, who...
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Police Called for Armed Robbery and find Drunk Clements Man with a Pellet Gun

Police Called for Armed Robbery and find Drunk Clements Man with a Pellet Gun

On Monday, October 20, 2014 at approximately 7:45 p.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Lexington Park CVS Pharmacy on Great Mills Road for the report of an armed robbery in progress. As officers were responding they were advised that an extremely intoxicated white male was at the pharmacy with a handgun. Deputies arrived on scene and located a white male in a Redskins sweatshirt fitting the description of the gunman and detained him....
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Charles County Crime Report for 10/21/14

Charles County Crime Report for 10/21/14

The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address. BURGLARY: On Oct. 15 at about 6:15 p.m., an unknown suspect gained entry into a garage in the 3800 block of Pine Cone Circle in Waldorf. The homeowner saw the suspect who fled after being observed. The suspect was described as a black male, possibly in...
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48th Annual Oyster Festival Enjoyed by All!

48th Annual Oyster Festival Enjoyed by All!

The 48th Annual Oyster Festival brought many from both far and near to enjoy this year’s festivities held at the Leonardtown Fairgrounds this weekend, Oct. 18 and 19. Fantastic weather, wonderful volunteers and non-profits showing support combined with a well-organized event made it easy for the many in attendance to enjoy!! As far as the eye could see, oysters were being served up raw, scalded, grilled on the barbie, on bread, on the half shell, in shooters, stewed, nude,...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Information in Lusby Shell Armed Robbery

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Information in Lusby Shell Armed Robbery

On Saturday October 18 at 10:05 p.m. the night clerk of the Lusby Shell on H.G. Trueman Road reported an armed robbery. He stated that a black male entered the store, covered his face, presented a handgun, announced the robbery, threatened him with the handgun and fled the store with most of the business’ money. Sgt. C. Parsons and Sgt. R. Cox coordinated resources and members from both the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office including the K9 team, and the...
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Fall into Wellness: Annual Health Fair to be Held in October

Fall into Wellness: Annual Health Fair to be Held in October

The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging and Human Services’ annual Health Fair: The Way to Wellness will take place Friday, Oct. 24, at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Road in Hollywood, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We have an exciting day of activities, screenings, and exhibits planned, aimed at promoting health and wellness for all ages. No pre-registration is required, and admission is FREE. You will have the opportunity to participate in more than...
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Two Strong Armed Robberies Reported in Lexington Park

Two Strong Armed Robberies Reported in Lexington Park

On Sunday, October 19, 2014 at approximately 8:00 p.m., a victim reported 2 unidentified black males threatened the victim and stole his McDonald’s food he had just purchased along with other personal items, while he was walking on Great Mills Road. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal Connelly of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. Case #55740-14 __ On Sunday, October 19, 2014, a victim reported he was walking in the area of Lei Drive in Lexington Park when...
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Fire at Spirit Halloween Store in Waldorf Ruled Arson

Fire at Spirit Halloween Store in Waldorf Ruled Arson

A team of investigators with the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are actively investigating an early morning fire at the Spirit Halloween store located at 2875 Crain Highway in Waldorf. The store is located next door to the Fred’s Sporting Store that was intentionally set on fire after a burglary on October 13, 2014. On Monday, October 20, 2014 at 12:07 a.m. a passerby observed a...
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Boat Fire at Marina in Colton’s Point

Boat Fire at Marina in Colton’s Point

On Friday, October 17, 2014 at approximately 9:40 a.m., firefighters were alerted to a boat fire at Colton’s Point Marina. As the units were responding, they were advised that a boat was on fire in the water at the marina. Upon arrival, a boat was near the shore fully involved which marina staff had managed to push away from the docks. Upon further investigation of the boat, it was determined that the fire was caused from fuel in the bilge...
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Leonardtown Volunteer’s Bestow Honor To Past Chief

Leonardtown Volunteer’s Bestow Honor To Past Chief

October 19, 2014 was a beautiful day in St. Mary’s County and as the fire side is very quiet I told myself that I know you would all be interested in a story about one of our brother departments here in the county. I and Keith Fairfax had received an invite from the Leonardtown Volunteers to attend a dedication of a new pumper/tanker Engine 14 that was being dedicated to a long time member of their department and a...
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Seventh District Members Conduct Live Fire Training In Avenue

Seventh District Members Conduct Live Fire Training In Avenue

On Saturday, October 19, 2014 eighteen volunteers from the Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department participated in a live fire training exercise at an acquired structure on Oakley Road in Avenue. The homeowners contacted the department and requested the house be burned down in preparation for a new home on the property. Permits were obtained and members prepared the house for the burn. In the weeks leading up to the burn drill, volunteers conducted several weekly drills at the property to...
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UPDATE: Help Support a Very Worthy Cause

UPDATE:  Help Support a Very Worthy Cause

Kimberly has received a new heart. First and foremost, Kimberly and her family wish to thank the donor family for their amazing gift, truly, the gift of life. Because of their unselfish gift, Kimberly is looking forward to a full life. Words cannot express our deepest thanks. We would also like to thank the doctors and the medical staff at Johns Hopkins. Your skills and your caring have been wonderful and very much appreciated by all! Original story HERE....
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UPDATE: Bail set at $250,000 for Burger King Armed Robbery Suspect

UPDATE: Bail set at $250,000 for Burger King Armed Robbery Suspect

UPDATE 10/18/14 @ 5:00 p.m.: Jake Travis Marble, 29 of Lexington Park was charged with first degree assault and armed robbery. Marble appeared before District Court Commissioner James Karaczynski and bail was set at $250,000. At this time Marble remains in the St. Mary’s County Adult Detention Center. UPDATE 10/17/14 @ 7:00 p.m.: On Friday, October 17, 2014 patrol deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop on a red Ford Ranger in the area of Spring Valley Drive,...
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CSM Health Fairs Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

CSM Health Fairs Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

CSM Health Fairs Promote Breast Cancer Awareness Health Screenings, Fitness Assessments, Group Class to be Offered The College of Southern Maryland’s Wellness, Fitness and Aquatics (WFA) will be presenting a health fair from 9 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 on the La Plata Campus, and noon to 3 p.m. on Oct. 29 on the Prince Frederick Campus. The health fairs are open to the public and are presented to promote National Breast Cancer Awareness...
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Drunk Father Slams Three Teens into a Tree in Lexington Park

Drunk Father Slams Three Teens into a Tree in Lexington Park

On Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Approximately 4:30 p.m., police responded to a report of an accident along Lynn Drive in Lexington Park. Deputies arrived on scene to discover a single vehicle into a tree. Investigation revealed that a BMW station wagon was being driven on Lynn Drive by Lance Alan Felactu, 50 of Lexington Park, when Felactu lost control and left the roadway striking a tree. The car was also occupied by three teenage boys at the time of the...
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Advancing Local Preparedness for Ebola Virus

Advancing Local Preparedness for Ebola Virus

At this time, there are no suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease in St. Mary’s County. While the risk of acquiring Ebola in St. Mary’s County remains extremely low, the St. Mary’s County Health Department is monitoring the national situation and working closely with local and state partners to prepare for and respond to...
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Striped Bass Survey Reveals Healthy 2014 Reproduction

Striped Bass Survey Reveals Healthy 2014 Reproduction

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today announced that the 2014 juvenile index ─ a measure of striped bass spawning success in Chesapeake Bay ─ is 11.0, nearly equal to the 61-year average of 11.7. The results indicate a healthy level of reproduction for Maryland’s state fish. “These findings reinforce that, although the coastal...
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CSM, Community Volunteers Assist Student with Disabilities

CSM, Community Volunteers Assist Student with Disabilities

Millions of Americans are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990—celebrated in the month of October—which provides protection against discrimination based on disability and requires educational institutions receiving federal funds to provide accommodations, services or assistive technology to students with disabilities. The College of Southern Maryland’s Disability Support Services (DSS) assists...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/20/14 to 10/24/14

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/20/14 to 10/24/14

During the week of October 20 – October 24, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Have a great week and please drive gently.
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Open House on Joint Land Use Study Public Draft for NAS Patuxent River

Open House on Joint Land Use Study Public Draft for NAS Patuxent River

The Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, in partnership with Calvert County, Caroline County, Charles County, Dorchester County, St. Mary’s County, Northumberland County, Somerset County, Talbot County, Westmoreland County, Wicomico County, and participating communities within these jurisdictions is preparing a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) to address compatibility planning around Naval Air Station Patuxent River...
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St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks to Celebrate Halloween with a Ghoulish Gala

St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks to Celebrate Halloween with a Ghoulish Gala

Are you looking for some Halloween fun for you and your family? The St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks’ Ghoulish Gala could be the answer! The Gala take place on Saturday October 25, from 5 – 8 p.m. for families with children of all ages. Come do the Monster Mash with us...
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DNR Announces Two Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days

DNR Announces Two Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days

Young hunters can hone their skills with the help of an experienced adult November 1, 2014 and February 7, 2015. During these two Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days, hunters ages 15 and younger may hunt ducks, geese, mergansers and coots on public and private lands when aided by a qualifying adult. To participate, youth must...
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Fall Farm Activities Taking Place Throughout Maryland

Fall Farm Activities Taking Place Throughout Maryland

To kick off Maryland’s fall agri-tourism season, Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance today visited Montpelier Farms in Prince George’s to experience first- hand the state’s rich selection of agricultural recreational opportunities. During his visit, Secretary Hance joined 380 elementary school children to participate in Maryland agri-tourism activities (corn maze, hay ride, petting farm, and pumpkin...
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End Hunger Culinary Training Program Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

End Hunger Culinary Training Program Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

Over 60 students have graduated and 70% of graduates are now employed. On Monday evening, October 13, End Hunger In Calvert County graduated its fourth Culinary Training Program class and celebrated the one-year anniversary of the program. Since its launch in 2013, the End Hunger Culinary Training Program has graduated over sixty students. While...
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Save The Dates: Annmarie Garden In Lights

Save The Dates: Annmarie Garden In Lights

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, announces the Annmaire Garden In Lights schedule for this holiday season. The walk-through event will be held from December 5, 2014 through January 3, 2015, 6-9pm nightly. Garden In Lights will be closed on December 8, 9, 10, 24, and 25. The admission for ages...
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Finmarc Acquires Wildewood Shopping Center for $28.4 Million

Finmarc Acquires Wildewood Shopping Center for $28.4 Million

Finmarc Management, Inc., a Bethesda, Maryland-based commercial real estate firm, has announced the purchase of Wildewood Shopping Center, a 292,000 square foot regional shopping center located in California, Maryland in St. Mary’s County for $28.4 million. The retail project features multiple national anchor tenants including Bed Bath & Beyond; DSW Shoe Warehouse, JC Penney...
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Southern MD Blue Crabs Announce 2015 Season Schedule

Southern MD Blue Crabs Announce 2015 Season Schedule

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs announced today their 2015 season schedule. The schedule once again features a 140 game slate, and 70 home games at Regency Furniture Stadium, the Charles County home of the Blue Crabs in Waldorf. The Blue Crabs will kick off their 2015 campaign in a seven-game homestand versus the Somerset...
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Smooth Operator Campaign Recognizes Two Calvert County Sheriff’s Officers

Smooth Operator Campaign Recognizes Two Calvert County Sheriff’s Officers

Dfc. J. Bell and Dep. W. Beisel were recently recognized by the Maryland Highway Safety Office for their outstanding efforts with the Smooth Operator program. These Calvert County Sheriff’s Office deputies, as well as police officers throughout the state, attended a luncheon in Greenbelt, Maryland on September 29. The Smooth Operator campaign targets motorists...
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Calvert County Health Department Plans Free Rabies Clinics

Calvert County Health Department Plans Free Rabies Clinics

The Calvert County Health Department is offering three free rabies vaccination clinics during the month of October. The clinics will be held from 10am to 12pm on: Saturday, October 18th at Huntingtown High School Saturday, October 25th at Patuxent High School Cats, dogs, and ferrets must be in a carrier or on leash and...
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Three Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Complete DARE Training

Three Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Complete DARE Training

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the graduation of three school resource officers from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) training held Sept. 21 – Oct. 3 at the Public Safety Education and Training Center in Sykesville. PFC John Foster, PFC Tiffany Smith and PFC Kurt Burger were among 20 officers...
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American Indian Heritage Day at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum

American Indian Heritage Day at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum

On Saturday, November 1, 2014, Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in St. Leonard, will celebrate American Indian Heritage Day with a FREE event being held in their recreated Eastern Woodland Indian Village. The event will run from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and will have entertainment and activities for the whole family. Enjoy hands...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Offer Medication Collection at Annual Health Fair

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Offer Medication Collection at  Annual Health Fair

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will offer a prescription collection service at the annual Health Fair: The Way to Wellness on Friday, October 24 at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center. The service will allow residents to safely dispose of unused and expired medications in an eco-friendly manner. Toxins from drugs disposed of...
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