CSM NowForce Puts Incident Reporting in Hands of Students

CSM NowForce Puts Incident Reporting in Hands of Students

The College of Southern Maryland will provide students, faculty, administrators and staff with a free, state-of-the-art personal safety app beginning with the fall semester. “We’re very pleased to be able to make available this technology that promotes safety for anyone visiting our campuses, including our students, employees and guests,” said CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried. “The app will allow individuals to connect directly with our public safety office.” The app is designed to help CSM’s public safety officers minimize...
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Great Mills Woman Arrested for Shoplifting

Great Mills Woman Arrested for Shoplifting

On Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 3:53 p.m., Trooper First Class E. Krenik responded to the intersection of Town Creek Drive and Spruce Drive, in California for a theft suspect fleeing from Walmart. TFC Krenik arrived on scene and located Ariel Lynn Watson, 22 of Great Mills standing with the Walmart Loss Prevention Officer. Investigation revealed that Ms. Watson had stolen several items and had attempted flee through the parking lot. She threw two of the stolen items into...
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Charles County Public Schools Open August 31 for 2015/16 School Year

Charles County Public Schools Open August 31 for 2015/16 School Year

The 2015-16 school year officially begins on Monday, Aug. 31 for students in grades kindergarten through 12. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) expects to welcome more than 26,500 students this school year. Students enrolled in the prekindergarten and three-year-old programs start on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Dates for the coming school year are available on the CCPS website in the 2015-16 Parent Handbook/Calendar at http://www.ccboe.com/PDF/calendar/1516calendar.pdf. Students and teachers will receive a copy of the calendar during the first week of...
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Meet a True Hero and His Tail-Wagging Best Friend!

Meet a True Hero and His Tail-Wagging Best Friend!

The St. Mary’s County Library is pleased to host New York Times bestselling author and retired U.S. Army Captain Luis Carlos Montalván and his service dog, “Tuesday,” for two programs to be held at the Lexington Park Library on Sunday, September 13. From 2 – 4 p.m. Both programs are free and open to the public. Montalván and Tuesday will present their widely acclaimed children’s book “Tuesday Tucks Me In” and talk about their special bond. The tale, told from Tuesday’s point of...
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Teen Charged as Adult With Raping Girl, 9, at State Fairgrounds

Teen Charged as Adult With Raping Girl, 9, at State Fairgrounds

A 17-year-old Carroll County boy who raped a 9-year-old family friend Thursday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds has been charged as an adult. Jonathan Fleming, of the 200 block of Montgomery Avenue, 21771, has been charged with second degree rape, second degree sexual offense, perverted practice, fourth degree sexual assault and second degree assault. He is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $500,000 bond. The victim is a girl from Carroll County. The investigation by the Crimes...
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Lexington Park Man Charged with Child Neglect, Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Destruction of Property

Lexington Park Man Charged with Child Neglect, Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Destruction of Property

On Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 2:16 am, Trooper First Class E. Mersman responded to A&M Glass in Great Mills for the report of a Malicious Destruction of Property. Investigation revealed that Rodney O. Runnels, 27, of Lexington Park had entered the tow lot and entered a vehicle. An employee attempted to quickly close the gates to prevent him from taking the car. Mr. Runnels accelerated the vehicle and struck the gate, causing damage to the gate and forcing...
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Clements Cuties Benefit Game in Honor of Joy Murphy

Clements Cuties Benefit Game in Honor of Joy Murphy

On Saturday August 22nd at Cryers Back Road Inn, the Clements Cuties played the Women’s over 30 League Allstars in a benefit softball game. The benefit was for the surviving daughters of Joy Bowling Murphy who passed away on May 12th of this year at the age of 40. The Clements Cuties are a group of male softball players who dress as ladies and play benefit games. They were originally formed in the 1970’s and were rejuvenated three years...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help Regarding Vandalism in Leonardtown Square

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help Regarding Vandalism in Leonardtown Square

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help regarding recent vandalism in Leonardtown Square. The incident occurred sometime around 2:30 a.m., August 28. Both Oga’s Asian Cusine and the Leonardtown Post Office have been spray painted with obsecenties, including a swastika and anarchy signs. Anyone with information regarding the vandalism is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus your message to “CRIMES” (274637) or call Corporal Smolarsky at 301.475.4040 St. Mary’s County...
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Pedestrian Dies After being Struck by a Car in Waldorf

Pedestrian Dies After being Struck by a Car in Waldorf

On Thursday August 27th, 2015 at approximately 10:30 p.m, Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to Route 5/Mattawoman-Beantown Road at Route 301/Crain Highway, in Waldorf for a report of an accident involving a pedestrian. Troopers arrived on scene and spoke with Charles County Sheriff’s Office units already on scene and parties involved. Investigation revealed Fakiha A. Yahya of Clinton, was operating her Dodge Avenger, N/B Rt. 5 at Rt. 301 in the # 1 lane, when a pedestrian, Johnny J. Phelps...
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Bruce Edward Burroughs of Tall Timbers is WANTED by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for Escape

Bruce Edward Burroughs of Tall Timbers is WANTED by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for Escape

Bruce Edward Burroughs, 44 of Tall Timbers is WANTED by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for escape, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Bruce Edward Burroughs 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 #SMCSO Duty Officer at 301.475.4040 St. Mary’s County CRIME SOLVERS offers rewards up to $1,000 for information about a crime...
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Man Sentenced to Life for the Gruesome Assault of Fiancé

Man Sentenced to Life for the Gruesome Assault of Fiancé

After a lengthy sentencing hearing, Charles County Circuit Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Stephen Dale Nolan, Jr., 41, of La Plata, to Life plus 30 years in prison for the Sexual Assault and Attempted Second Degree Murder of his fiancé. The sentencing hearing lasted more than 3 hours. During the sentencing hearing a number of people addressed the Court including the victim. Directing her comments to her fiancé, she spoke of his intent to victimize her, saying, “Yes, you...
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Police Searching for Firearms Stolen from Coltons Point Residence

Police Searching for Firearms Stolen from Coltons Point Residence

Between August 14th and August 17th, two firearms were stolen from a residence in Coltons Point, Maryland. The firearms are described as an Armalite AR-50 and a semi-automatic Browning M1919. Both firearms are listed as stolen in the National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) database. Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text a tip to “TIP239” plus your message to “CRIMES” (274637). You may also contact Detective Corporal Michael Boyer at...
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Search Underway for Missing Sex Offender

Search Underway for Missing Sex Offender

Federal, state and county police are searching for a convicted sex offender who walked off from a court-ordered home visit on Thursday, August 27, near Landover Hills. Forty-nine year-old James Alexander Norris, Jr., was last seen wearing a black track jacket with a white stripe down the sleeves, blue jeans and New Balance sneakers. He walked away at about 2 pm Thursday afternoon from the 4000 block of Warner Ave. He is 5’7” and 170 pounds. If anyone sees him,...
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Members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Attend NADDI Conference in Annapolis

Members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Attend NADDI Conference in Annapolis

On August 7th, 2015, the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) held their annual conference in Annapolis, Maryland. Attendees represented law enforcement agencies, state regulatory agencies, health care providers, substance abuse professionals, and healthcare fraud investigators. For the second time in recent years the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was requested to present a successful investigative tactic they are utilizing in the battle against diversion. This included two case studies. Captain Daniel D. Alioto, Commander of the St....
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Illegal Pet Coyote Euthanized After Caught By Police

Illegal Pet Coyote Euthanized After Caught By Police

UPDATE: The coyote tested negative for rabies. On August 26, 2015, at approximately 8:09 a.m. the Calvert Control Center received a call from a citizen advising that there was a coyote running loose with a leash in the area of Neptune’s restaurant in North Beach. Sheriff’s Deputies and Animal Control Officer (ACO) Tom Guy responded to the call. They were able to capture the coyote, utilizing catch poles, in the area of Frederick Ave and 3rd St, North Beach....
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Multiple Deputies Respond to Great Mills High School

Multiple Deputies Respond to Great Mills High School

On Thursday, August 27, at 10:10 a.m., Corporal Kristi Nelson, The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer for Great Mills High School, responded to a fight involving 3 students inside the school. Corporal Nelson immediately attempted to break up the fight and was assaulted. Corporal Nelson called for additional officers to respond. Several additional officers arrived at the school within minutes and the 3 students involved in the fight were taken into custody. No serious injuries were reported. All...
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Construction Begins For a More “Walkable” Prince George’s County

Construction Begins For a More “Walkable” Prince George’s County

Next week, the Maryland State Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will start a $24 million safety and enhancement project on MD 4 (Pennsylvania Avenue) between Forestville Road and MD 458 (Silver Hill Road). The 2.2-mile project will provide safe pedestrian access in the Forestville and District Heights communities. Weather permitting; the project...
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Be a La Plata Hometown Hero. Be A Designated Driver at Rocktoberfest 2015

Be a La Plata Hometown Hero. Be A Designated Driver at Rocktoberfest 2015

Rocktoberfest 2015, presented by the La Plata Business Association (LPBA) and produced by Island Music Company, announced today that it will promote a designated driver campaign and its message “Be a La Plata hometown hero – Be a designated driver,” at the small-town rock music festival in the heart of the downtown business district...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/31/15 to 9/4/15

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/31/15 to 9/4/15

During the week of August 31 – September 4, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at Craik Elementary School The cameras operate Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. except for...
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Mid Atlantic Motocross Association Will be Hosting the 3rd Annual Kevin Crine Memorial Race at Budds Creek

Mid Atlantic Motocross Association Will be Hosting the 3rd Annual Kevin Crine Memorial Race at Budds Creek

Mid Atlantic Motocross Association (M.A.M.A.) will be hosting the 3rd Annual KEVIN CRINE MEMORIAL RACE at Budds Creek Motocross Park, on September 19 and 20, 2015. We are very pleased to announce and extend an invitation to the 3rd Annual KEVIN CRINE MEMORIAL RACE. Kevin was an extremely talented racer from Southern Maryland who started racing in...
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Photos and Artifacts Sought for 15th Annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day Event

Photos and Artifacts Sought for 15th Annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day Event

On Saturday, Sept. 12, the 15th annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day will be held at the Nanjemoy Community Center (4375 Port Tobacco Road) from noon until 3 p.m. The Department of Community Services is requesting old family photos and Nanjemoy artifacts to showcase. If you have a piece of Nanjemoy heritage to share, or you...
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Calvert Hospice Recruiting Volunteers for Next Training

Calvert Hospice Recruiting Volunteers for Next Training

Calvert Hospice announces its next Volunteer Training on October 8, 6 pm – 9 pm; October 9, 6 pm – 9 pm; and October 10, 9 am – 2 pm. We are looking for volunteers to sit with patients, help in the Calvert Hospice office, work at the Shoppe for Hospice, serve as a...
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Tri-County Orientation and Training for Maryland Responds Volunteers

Tri-County Orientation and Training for Maryland Responds Volunteers

Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is looking for volunteers to enhance Maryland’s emergency preparedness and response capabilities in the Tri-County region. Stand ready to respond to public health emergencies and the needs of the community. MRC is a community-based, civilian volunteer program that assists public health workers in times of an emergency. Responders...
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Ducks Score in Bunches to Defeat Southern Maryland

Ducks Score in Bunches to Defeat Southern Maryland

Coming off an exciting win, Southern Maryland came out flat, as Long Island scored in bunches to take home the 10-4 victory at Regency Furniture Stadium. In the top of the third Long Island scored four runs. With two outs, Fehlandt Lentini struck out swinging, but reached base on a dropped third strike. The...
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Charles County Public Schools Recognized for Successful Behavior Intervention Programs

Charles County Public Schools Recognized for Successful Behavior Intervention Programs

Several Charles County public schools were honored by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) on Friday, Aug. 14, for their Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program. PBIS programs incorporate school activities that focus on creating safer and more effective schools. Program elements include reinforcement of desirable behavior, use of tangible and social...
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Introducing … Pickleball for Beginners

Introducing … Pickleball for Beginners

The St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks is happy to announce the formation of a new sports program … Pickleball for Beginners. Come to learn and play one of the fastest growing sports in America! The program provides a level of exercise and fun for ages 18 and up during the fall months which...
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Horse Camp for a Day – Registration Now Open

Horse Camp for a Day – Registration Now Open

Spend your day off from school at Horse Camp for a Day! Based on our popular summer horse camps, Horse Camp for a Day offers similar activities in a one-day format. Riders will be given challenges whether they have never ridden a horse at all or have some experience. The day also includes a...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Issues SCAM ALERT ~Scammers Posing as Support Technicians’

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Issues SCAM ALERT ~Scammers Posing as Support Technicians’

The Sheriff’s Office has received complaints from the community regarding scammers making unsolicited contact using pop-up messages. The scammers pose as ‘support technicians’ claiming a problem exists on the consumer’s personal computer and offering to fix the problem remotely. The scammer will request credit card information claiming to charge for services. Several variations of...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run in New Carrollton

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run in New Carrollton

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run in New Carrollton. The collision occurred on July 15, 2015. The victim died of her injuries on August 25, 2015. She is 39-year-old Sandra Luna of Jeffrey Avenue in Lanham. Investigators would like to talk to anyone who...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Advises of Phone Scam

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Advises of Phone Scam

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is aware that citizens in Calvert County are being solicited via an automated phone message regarding unpaid tax bills or outstanding debts. Please do not provide the callers any information as it has been deemed a scam. It is advised that citizens do not return the call to the...
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Commissioners to Hold Public Forum September 1

Commissioners to Hold Public Forum September 1

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County will hold their next Public Forum on Tuesday, September 1 at 6:30 p.m. The forum will take place in their meeting room, inside the Chesapeake Building, at 41770 Baldridge Street in Leonardtown. As with the May public forum, citizens unable to attend in person and wanting to voice a concern, can...
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Build Your Confidence with a Self-defense Workshop at Calvert Library

Build Your Confidence with a Self-defense Workshop at Calvert Library

It’s a tough world out there. Build your confidence and learn how to stay safe with a self-defense workshop at Calvert Library! Back by popular demand, Kyle Webber of Black Belt Academy of Prince Frederick will be bringing his expertise to Calvert Library Prince Frederick on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, from 7:00-8:30 pm. A...
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