National Weather Service Confirms Tornado in Charles County

National Weather Service Confirms Tornado in Charles County

The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington DC has confirmed a tornado near La Plata and Waldorf in Charles County MD on February 25 2017. National Weather Service personnel completed a ground survey along with radar analysis and concluded a tornado that peaked at low-end EF1 intensity with winds of 90 MPH produced damage along a 8.4 mile path…beginning near the intersection of U.S. Route 301 (Crain Highway) and Rosewick Road in north La Plata MD. The tornado then...
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Charlotte Hall Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Walmart

Charlotte Hall Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Walmart

On Wednesday, February 15, 2107, Deputy D. Potter of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Walmart in California for a reported theft. The suspect, Jessica Nicole Michael, 26, of Charlotte Hall, attempted to conceal merchandise and exit the store, but was stopped by an asset protection employee. While being arrested, it was discovered Michael was in possession of suspected Suboxone and paraphernalia, including hypodermic needles. Michael was arrested and charged with Possession – CDS Not Marijuana...
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Lexington Park Man who Slapped Juvenile Arrested for Child Abuse

Lexington Park Man who Slapped Juvenile Arrested for Child Abuse

On Monday, February 20, 2017, Deputy G. Muschette of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 20000 block of Poplar Ridge Road in Lexington Park for the report of an assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Ralph Nicholas Lafollete, 37, of Lexington Park, slapped the juvenile victim in the face with an open hand, placed the victim in a headlock, and then strangled the victim. Lafollette was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center...
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Kent County Man Convicted of Poaching 17-Point Buck

Kent County Man Convicted of Poaching 17-Point Buck

A Kent County man convicted Tuesday of illegally killing a potential state record white-tailed deer was ordered to pay a fine, make restitution to the state and perform community service. Ronald Wayne Roe, 28, of Worton, was found guilty on all counts of trespassing and poaching stemming from the shooting of a 17-point buck September on private property. District Judge John Nunn III sentenced Roe to pay $5,000 in restitution and perform 80 hours of community service, as mandated...
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Police Arrest 3 People in Lusby for Disorderly Conduct

Police Arrest 3 People in Lusby for Disorderly Conduct

On Tuesday, February 7, 2017, Deputy R. Weems and Deputy J. Hardesty of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, were dispatched to Pinecrest Court, in Lusby, for the report of disorderly subjects in the area. Upon arrival they located a male and female standing in Pinecrest Court and several residents outside looking to see what was going on. A third person joined the other two and began yelling while walking away. They were asked to stop the disorderly behavior, as...
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Two Women Indicted in Multi-County Heroin Distribution Case

Two Women Indicted in Multi-County Heroin Distribution Case

Maryland State Troopers from the Criminal Enforcement Division, Central South Region charged two women on indictments for distribution of heroin in Calvert County. The accused are identified as Latece Greer, 28, of Leonardtown, and Shauquetta Dotson, 26, of Prince Frederick. They are charged with multiple counts of possession with the intent to distribute heroin on indictments issued by the Calvert County State’s Attorney’s Office. During a multi-county investigation initiated by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, troopers from the...
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UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Lexington Park Stabbing

UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Lexington Park Stabbing

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office detectives worked throughout the evening to develop a suspect identified as Joseph Charles Swales, age 55, of Lexington Park. He was taken into custody and is being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center on a no-bond status. The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries. 2/23/2017: On February 22, 2017, at approximately 7:00 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to the 21000 block of Dana Court in Lexington...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 2/23/2017

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 2/23/2017

Theft: On February 15, 2017, Deputy S. Rediker responded to the Prince Frederick Walmart for a shoplifting complaint. The shoplifter, later identified as Justin Holt, 22, of Owings, was observed by security personnel taking two (2) Xbox controllers and placing them in his pocket and clothing. He was observed at the check-out register failing to pay for the controllers hidden on his person. Holt was placed into custody and charged with Theft Less Than $100.00. CDS Violation: On February...
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Callaway Man Arrested for Sexually Abusing 10-Year-Old Girl

Callaway Man Arrested for Sexually Abusing 10-Year-Old Girl

On Tuesday, February 21, 2017, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a ten-year-old female who was being sexually abused by a family member. The Criminal Investigations Division in partnership with Child Protective Services continued the investigation. The suspect was identified as Jay Thomas Martin, age 60, of Callaway. On February 22, 2017, detectives arrested Martin and transported him to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, where he is being held on a no bond status....
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Upper Marlboro Woman Arrested Breaking Car Window with Baseball Bat at Burger King

Upper Marlboro Woman Arrested Breaking Car Window with Baseball Bat at Burger King

On Friday, February 17, 2017, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Deputy K. Williamson of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was on patrol in the Dunkirk area and witnessed a subject wearing a black jacket and ski mask, swinging an object and striking a vehicle parked in the Burger King parking lot. He then observed the subject jump into a waiting vehicle occupied by one subject. Deputy G. Gott arrived on the scene and assisted Deputy Williamson when making contact with...
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Outstanding CDS (Controlled Dangerous Substance) Warrants in St. Mary’s County

Outstanding CDS (Controlled Dangerous Substance) Warrants in St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating suspects with outstanding CDS (Controlled Dangerous Substance) Warrants. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to contact Deputy Hannah Smith at 301-475-4200, ext. *8123 or by email, at Hannah.Smith@stmarysmd.com. Anyone with information is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text a tip to “TIP239” plus your message to “CRIMES” (274637). Or call the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Duty Officer at 301-475-8008 St. Mary’s County...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested with 45 Bags of Crack Cocaine

Mechanicsville Man Arrested with 45 Bags of Crack Cocaine

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics detectives identified Gregory Trmyne Shingles AKA “6-9”, 31 of Mechanicsville, as a distributor of cocaine in the King Kennedy Estates neighborhood. Undercover purchases of cocaine were conducted by detectives and suspect Shingles was indicted. Detectives observed suspect Shingles conducting a drug transaction on Independence Drive in Mechanicsville, before being stopped by a uniformed patrol deputy. Suspect Shingles discarded a plastic bag under a parked vehicle and, when recovered, it was found to contain 45...
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Maryland State Police Arrests, Warrant Services, and DUI Report for Leonardtown 2/22/2017

Maryland State Police from the Leonardtown Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Drug Arrest On Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 10:03 am, TFC C. Ditoto initiated a traffic stop on a passenger car on Route 235 at Chaffe Court, Hollywood. TFC Ditoto made contact with the driver, Gervan Piere Wade, 33, of Suitland, and detected the strong odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A probable cause search was conducted, resulting in the recovery of drug paraphernalia and...
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Police Arrest Wanted Sex Offender in St. Mary’s County

Police Arrest Wanted Sex Offender in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 2/21/2107 @ 10:25 p.m.: Steven Wayne Goldsmith, 27, of Lexington Park. was arrested on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, and is currently being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. 2/21/2017: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is seeking the public’s assistance in locating registered sex offender, Steven Wayne Goldsmith, 27, of Lexington Park. Goldsmith is a Tier I registered sexual offender, meaning he will remain on the registry for ten years. There is an active warrant...
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Upper Marlboro Man Arrested in Charlotte Hall on Drug Charges

Upper Marlboro Man Arrested in Charlotte Hall on Drug Charges

On Monday, February 20, 2017, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office detectives were notified of a possible fraudulent prescription being passed at a Charlotte Hall pharmacy. Detectives arrived and detained suspect Daniel Ligolo Ongele, 27 of Upper Marlboro, who attempted to obtain “Promethazine/Codeine syrup.” He was found to be in possession of a USB thumb drive and a cellular phone, both of which were seized pending a forensic analysis. Ongele was charged with “Attempting to obtain Promethazine/Codeine by fraud” and...
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SMECO Offers Scholarships for the 2017-2018 School Year

SMECO Offers Scholarships for the 2017-2018 School Year

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is offering college scholarships for the 2017-2018 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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VEX Robotics teams are Starstruck at competition

VEX Robotics teams are Starstruck at competition

Fourteen teams from Charles County Public middle and high schools competed in the 2017 Southern Maryland VEX League Robotics Championship held Feb. 4 at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) La Plata campus. The competition is split into two challenges — one for middle schoolers and one for high school teams. The VEX League...
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CSM’s Connections Series March 3 to Feature Author Sunil Yapa, His Debut Novel

CSM’s Connections Series March 3 to Feature Author Sunil Yapa, His Debut Novel

When College of Southern Maryland Associate Professor Krista Keyes heard Sunil Yapa present at a conference in 2016, she knew the author would be the perfect addition to CSM’s Connections Literary Reading Series. The annual series highlights artists who exemplify the purpose of Connections – to bring art and literature to life for the...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 2/27/2017 to 3/3/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 2/27/2017 to 3/3/2017

During the week of February 270, to March 3, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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NAVAIR Veteran Seeks to Make a Difference for Other Vets

NAVAIR Veteran Seeks to Make a Difference for Other Vets

It took a few minutes for Ryan Daniels to realize what had happened. The former Marine Corps Staff Sergeant was traveling with a convoy in May 2011 in a restive part of southwestern Afghanistan that had seen plenty of combat action. His mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, had just hit a large, improvised...
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Police Arrest Shoplifter After County Commissioner Posts Video on Facebook

Police Arrest Shoplifter After County Commissioner Posts Video on Facebook

Calvert County Commissioner Mike Hart, and owner of Patuxent Wine and Spirits in Lusby shared a video on Facebook of a person stealing a bottle of liquor on Friday, February 24, 2017. According to the time stamp on the video the theft occurred around 6:22 Friday night. “You guys are awesome I’m heading to...
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Dine Out During Calvert County’s Fifth Annual Restaurant Week

Dine Out During Calvert County’s Fifth Annual Restaurant Week

Calvert County’s eclectic restaurants will showcase their creative cookery and offer delicious and budget-friendly deals during the fifth annual Restaurant Week Feb. 17-26. Coordinated by the Calvert County Department of Economic Development, Calvert County Restaurant Week will feature restaurants that draw on the region’s bounty to offer unique dining experiences. Whether your favorite fare...
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St. Mary’s County Government Seeks Interested Farmers Produce Stand Vendors

St. Mary’s County Government Seeks Interested Farmers Produce Stand Vendors

If you are a local produce vendor, interested in providing fresh, locally grown produce items and locating occasionally on the St. Mary’s County Governmental Center campus during the 2017 growing season and willing to offer sales and options for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), St. Mary’s County Government may have an opportunity for you. The...
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Free Mulch Available to Charles County Residents

Free Mulch Available to Charles County Residents

The Department of Public Works Environmental Resources Division is pleased to announce that mulch is available for free to all Charles County residents, while supplies last. The Piney Church Road Mulch Facility will reopen on Wednesday, March 1. Mulch loading will resume on Saturday, March 4 from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Commercial entities are...
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Spectacular Scratch-Off Win Sends Lucky Charles County Woman House Hunting

Spectacular Scratch-Off Win Sends Lucky Charles County Woman House Hunting

Shopping for a new home tops the to-do list of Maryland’s newest millionaire, who is a Charles County scratch-off fan. The lucky 54-year-old won $1 million playing the Maryland Lottery’s Million Dollar Spectacular game. The Bryans Road resident found her lucky $20 instant ticket after visiting her sister. She stopped at Bryans Road US...
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The Big $10 Ticket Gives Bowie Man a Six-Figure Top Prize

The Big $10 Ticket Gives Bowie Man a Six-Figure Top Prize

A need to acquire beer and wine for a small family gathering later that night put Jordan, a concierge from Bowie, and his mom, at the right Lottery retailer at the right time to scoop up a $100,000 top-prize scratch-off win. They stopped at Woodmore Wine & Spirits in Lanham for the party supplies...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Nigel

Wednesday’s Pet is Nigel

Wednesday’s Pet for 2/22/2017 is Nigel Featured Pet: Nigel Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Nigel is a handsome 2-year-old Chihuahua Mix. He is an adorable, sweet, loveable boy looking for his forever home. He gets...
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Sheriff’s Office Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating Suspect in Theft at Charlotte Hall Wawa

Sheriff’s Office Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating Suspect in Theft at Charlotte Hall Wawa

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person pictured. On Friday, January 20, 2017, at 8:30 p.m., the suspect came into the Charlotte Hall Wawa with the victim to use the restrooms. After the victim went into the ladies’ restroom, the suspect turned around, went back to his...
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Sheriff’s Office Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating Suspect in Theft at Target

Sheriff’s Office Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating Suspect in Theft at Target

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person pictured. On Friday, February 3, 2017, at 1:05 p.m., the suspect pushed a cart filled with merchandise past all final points of sale in the California, Target Store. The suspect was last seen driving away in the green four-door...
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Cheseldine Tire & Auto Opens New Leonardtown Location

Cheseldine Tire & Auto Opens New Leonardtown Location

One of Southern Maryland’s most established automotive repair centers, Cheseldine Tire & Auto, have expanded their efforts and are pleased to announce the opening of their second location in Leonardtown, MD. The company is expressing enthusiasm about the new location in Leonardtown and believes it will benefit both their business and clients. They look...
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Lusby Grandmother Wins $10,000 Scratch-off Prize

Lusby Grandmother Wins $10,000 Scratch-off Prize

An unusual thirst for a soda put Judy Lilley of Lusby in the path of Lottery luck and a $10,000 top-prize win on a 10x Cash scratch-off. The mother of two grown children and two grandsons, Judy said she craved a soda last Sunday and headed to the community store, Mimi’s Station in Lusby,...
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85,193 Deer Harvested During 2016-2017 Hunting Season

85,193 Deer Harvested During 2016-2017 Hunting Season

Maryland hunters harvested 85,193 deer during the combined archery, muzzleloader and firearm seasons (Sept. 9, 2016-Jan. 31, 2017), according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The harvest exceeded the 2015-2016 total by more than 1,000 deer. Included in the statewide total were 7,684 deer taken on Sundays open for deer hunting, representing an increase...
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