Charles County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 1/26/15

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 1/26/15

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. FIRST-DEGREE BURGLARY: On Jan. 21, officers responded to a residence in the 11600 block of Monaghan Place in Waldorf for the report of a burglary. The suspect(s) broke a window in the back of the residence, stole several items and cash and fled the scene. Officer...
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State Highway Administration Prepares for Upcoming Winter Storm

State Highway Administration Prepares for Upcoming Winter Storm

Weather forecasters are predicting snow to come to Maryland’s western and central regions beginning tonight and lasting through to Tuesday. The State Highway Administration (SHA) is preparing by pre-treating roads where snow is expected and loading trucks with salt and sand. The Monday morning commute could be hazardous therefore SHA is strongly urging motorists to delay travel if at all possible. With fewer vehicles on the road, maintenance crews have the space to get their routes cleared for your...
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Winter Storm Watch in Effect

Winter Storm Watch in Effect

Alert: Winter storm watch in effect from Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon for Calvert and St. Mary’s County. The national weather service in Baltimore md/Washington has issued a winter storm watch, which is in effect from Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon. Precipitation type – snow, possibly heavy at times. Accumulations – snowfall totals over 5 inches possible. Timing – a rain and snow mix will change over to all snow by Monday evening, then persist through Tuesday. The heaviest...
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Johnson Named Educator of the Year

Johnson Named Educator of the Year

Larry Johnson, an instructional specialist for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS), was recently named the 2014 Arc of Southern Maryland Charles County Educator of the Year. The award recognizes educators who are dedicated to ensuring that children and young adults with special needs have access to opportunities for success. He was nominated for the award by Amy Hollstein, assistant superintendent of instruction for CCPS, for his passion for working with students with special needs. “Mr. Johnson is an outstanding...
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State Highway Administration Prepares for Two Upcoming Winter Storms

State Highway Administration Prepares for Two Upcoming Winter Storms

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is warning motorists that travelling, starting late Friday and continuing into early Saturday, may be extremely hazardous. A storm system is moving toward the State and precipitation could include, snow, sleet and/or freezing rain from late this afternoon through mid-day Saturday. A second system is predicted to follow closely behind and could affect the region Sunday into Monday. “Once again we’re faced with predictions of a wintry weather mix at rush hour, both...
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Man Takes Another Stolen Vehicle on Drunken High Speed Chase

Man Takes Another Stolen Vehicle on Drunken High Speed Chase

On January 21, 2015, at 8:18 PM, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 19000 block of Three Notch Road for a reported assault. While responding to the residence, the Emergency Communications Center, (ECC), advised the suspect identified as Christopher Lee Cotsford, 32, of no fixed address, stole a vehicle, (1997 Ford Explorer), and fled the scene. Corporal Jason Graves saw the vehicle traveling northbound on Three Notch Road at Tulagi Place....
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Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 1/23/2015

Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 1/23/2015

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Bushraa Sudani Perry, 24, of Indian Head. Perry currently has an outstanding warrant charging him with failure to pay child support. Perry is 5’11”, 125 lbs., and has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about Bushraa Perry’s whereabouts is asked not to approach him, but rather call the CCSO Warrant Unit at (301) 932-2222. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a...
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UPDATE: Suspect Charged in Lexington Park Shooting

UPDATE: Suspect Charged in Lexington Park Shooting

UPDATE 1-23-15 at 10:00 a.m.: On January 18, 2015, deputies responded to the area of Ronald Drive, for the report of shots being fired. Deputies determined multiple gunshots had been fired at an occupied vehicle, which left the area prior to their arrival. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. A short time later, the vehicle was located in the Westbury subdivision and the operator was subsequently identified. Following an extensive investigation,...
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Historic St. Mary’s City CWMA to Open to Deer Hunting

Historic St. Mary’s City CWMA to Open to Deer Hunting

Starting January 24, there will be a new public hunting opportunity available in St. Mary’s County. The 170-acre Historic St. Mary’s City Cooperative Wildlife Management Area (CWMA) will be open to regulated deer hunting only. The site will follow the season dates and bag limits in the 2014-2015 Guide to Hunting and Trapping in Maryland. To access the area, hunters must possess a seasonal permit (free) and schedule their reservation in advance through the Myrtle Grove WMA office. Hunters...
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Bowie PCP Dealer Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison

Bowie PCP Dealer Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison

U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Ricky Lee Holloway, age 31, of Bowie, Maryland, today to 14 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing more than 30 kilograms of phencyclidine (PCP). The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Special Agent in Charge Karl C. Colder of the Drug Enforcement Administration—Washington Field...
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The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Announces the Passing of Lieutenant William (Bill) Soper

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Announces the Passing of Lieutenant William (Bill) Soper

It is with heavy hearts and sadness that the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office announces the passing of Lieutenant William (Bill) Soper. Lt. Soper was a beloved member of our agency and will be greatly missed. Please consider keeping Lt. Soper’s family in your thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace, Lt. Soper. __ Lieutenant William (Bill) Soper was born on October 1, 1957 in the Panama Canal Zone where his father was stationed in the Air Force at the time....
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Wednesday’s Pet is Lexi

Wednesday’s Pet is Lexi

Wednesday’s Pet for 01/21/15 is Lexi Featured Pet: Lexi Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: Golden/Lab Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Lexi is a beautiful 5-year-old Golden/Lab Mix looking for a forever family or a foster home until she finds her family. She is very loving, does well with children and would do wonderful in a large family. Lexi is completely house trained and knows most basic commands. She...
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North Beach Man Arrested for Running From Police While on Drugs

North Beach Man Arrested for Running From Police While on Drugs

On January 15, 2015 at 9:42 a.m. Deputy S. Rediker of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for a reckless driver traveling northbound on Md. Route 4 near Ward Road in Dunkirk. Deputy Rediker located the suspect vehicle passing Lyons Creek Road and observed the vehicle make a sudden lane change causing another vehicle to swerve onto the shoulder of the roadway to avoid a collision. A traffic stop was attempted but the vehicle continued and began...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 1/21/15

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 1/21/15

During the week of January 12 through January 18 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,341 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 Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 1/21/15

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 1/21/15

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. THEFT: On Jan. 20 at 5:20 a.m., officers responded to the 4000 block of Tahoe Place in White Plains for the report of a theft. Upon arrival, officers discovered unknown suspect(s) broke into a locked vehicle and stole the stereo and cash. The suspects fled the...
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The Bay District Volunteers 5th Annual Bridal Expo is a Hit Again

The Bay District Volunteers 5th Annual Bridal Expo is a Hit Again

On Sunday January 18, 2015 Bay District hosted the 5th annual bridal expo in our social hall at 46900 Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park, Maryland. This has become one of our biggest events of the year and this was no exception. Under the supervision of our hall manager, Bob Braddock, there were over 33...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Fatal Collision in Morningside

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Fatal Collision in Morningside

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Morningside. The victim is 62-year-old Lori Debra Wood-Knox of Morgan Road in Morningside. On January 23, 2015, shortly after 6:30 am, officers with the Morningside Police Department and the Prince George’s County Police Department were called to...
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Maryland Department of Agriculture Announces Record Cover Crop Planting by Maryland Farmers

Maryland Department of Agriculture Announces Record Cover Crop Planting by Maryland Farmers

Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance today announced that Maryland farmers participating in the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) 2014-2015 Cover Crop Program planted a record 478,000 acres of cover crops on their fields last fall to control soil erosion, reduce nutrient runoff and protect water quality in streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay. The...
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Calvert Memorial Hospital Harvest Ball: Touching Celebration of Retiring CEO

Calvert Memorial Hospital Harvest Ball: Touching Celebration of Retiring CEO

The 26th Annual Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation Harvest Ball held Nov. 15 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel was a touching and inspiring celebration of the 27-year tenure of retiring CMH President and CEO Jim Xinis, who was honorary chair. With the combined support of nearly 900 attendees, as well as dozens of supporters...
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Secretary of Agriculture Hance Stepping Down

Secretary of Agriculture Hance Stepping Down

Buddy Hance, Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Maryland, announced today that he will resign from his position, effective Jan. 20, 2015. Hance, a fourth generation Southern Maryland farmer, was appointed Secretary by Governor Martin O’Malley in May 2009. Prior to taking the position, he had served as Deputy Secretary from 2007-2009. “The...
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2015 Visitors Guide Shows Why Calvert County is the “Charm of the Chesapeake”

2015 Visitors Guide Shows Why Calvert County is the “Charm of the Chesapeake”

The 2015 Calvert County Visitors Guide is now available. Use the Visitors Guide to find information on shopping, restaurants and visitor attractions like Breezy Point Beach & Campground, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Calvert Marine Museum, Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, the Patuxent Wine Trail and many other places of interest. The guide...
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Waldorf Residents Receive An Upgrade Thanks To Charitable Programs

Waldorf Residents Receive An Upgrade Thanks To Charitable Programs

Two Waldorf area houses operated by Spring Dell Center received exterior makeovers provided by the Home Builders Care Foundation (HBCF), the affiliated charity of the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA). Construction on the homes totaled an estimated $50,000. The foundation covered 75% of charges during the home renovations saving Spring Dell Center nearly $37,000...
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Maryland Natural Resources Police Catch Oyster Poachers

Maryland Natural Resources Police Catch Oyster Poachers

Armed with their newest enforcement tool, Maryland Natural Resources Police officers Friday morning pierced a blanket of fog to nab a waterman illegally harvesting oysters from a state sanctuary in Somerset County. Officers were on patrol in the Tangier Sound, monitoring the radar capability of the Maritime Law Enforcement Information Network (MLEIN), when they...
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Breaking and Making: Computer Coding for Tweens Thursday, March 5th 6:30-8:00 pm

Breaking and Making: Computer Coding for Tweens Thursday, March 5th 6:30-8:00 pm

Ever wonder how computers know how to do all the cool things they do? What if you were the one telling a computer what to do? Coding is the key! Join us at Calvert Library for a fun evening of breaking and making computer code! Garrison LeMasters, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Program in...
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Forrest Center Hosting Annual Tech Expo

Forrest Center Hosting Annual Tech Expo

The Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center (Forrest Center) will host its fifteenth annual Forrest Center Tech Expo on Thursday, February 5, 2015, 5:30-8:00 p.m., at the school site located at 24005 Point Lookout Road, directly across from the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown, Maryland. The purpose of the Forrest Center...
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5 Time IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year, 7 Time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year: Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, American Legion, February 15, 2015

5 Time IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year, 7 Time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year: Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, American Legion, February 15, 2015

For many years now, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out has been one the most enjoyable – and most awarded groups in Bluegrass Music. Once again, they will be making their annual appearance at the American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville, MD on Sunday February 15, 2015 with Hickory Hill Bluegrass opening the show...
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Southern Maryland Young Marines to Hold Recruit Training

Southern Maryland Young Marines to Hold Recruit Training

The Young Marines is a youth service and education program for youth ages 8-18. The program focuses on instilling the core values of Leadership, Discipline and Teamwork in its members. The Young Marines are committed to setting the example of a healthy, drug-free lifestyle and the program is the cornerstone of the Marine Corps’...
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Davis Hosting Harlem Wizards to Support PBIS Program

Davis Hosting Harlem Wizards to Support PBIS Program

Theodore G. Davis Middle School is hosting the Harlem Wizards basketball team on Tuesday, Jan. 27 in a staff versus Wizards’ player’s game, beginning at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the game will benefit the Davis Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) program. The Harlem Wizards will also perform their aerobatic stunts and basketball tricks....
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Governor’s Commission Develops Definition of Agri-Tourism

Governor’s Commission Develops Definition of Agri-Tourism

The Governor’s Intergovernmental Commission on Agriculture (GICA) has developed a suggested definition of “agri-tourism” to help guide counties and local zoning and permitting agencies when dealing with agricultural operations. A GICA workgroup developed the definition after both farmers and local government officials expressed confusion over what type of farming activity and operation constitutes an...
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Bounce Back from Bankruptcy to Buy a New Home

Bounce Back from Bankruptcy to Buy a New Home

Bouncing back from bankruptcy? Financing after a foreclosure? Shopping for a new home after a short sale? Let the Southern Maryland Real Estate Network and its expert panel help you recover from financial difficulty so you can buy the home of your dreams. Whether you’ve been through bankruptcy, foreclosure, or short sale, these real...
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Charles County Board of Education Elects Chairman, Vice Chairman

Charles County Board of Education Elects Chairman, Vice Chairman

The Board of Education of Charles County elected Virginia McGraw as chairman and Michael Lukas as vice chairman at its Jan. 13 meeting. The Board elects a chairman and vice chairman each January, and officers serve one-year terms. McGraw, a former Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) principal, is a new Board member, elected to...
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Calvert Memorial Hospital CEO Announces Retirement in 2015

Calvert Memorial Hospital CEO Announces Retirement in 2015

James Xinis, president and CEO of Calvert Memorial Hospital and Calvert Health System has said he plans to retire Feb. 28, 2015 after 27 years of service at the helm. His departure caps a distinguished career in healthcare administration that has spanned four decades. “I’ve been privileged and honored to work alongside some of...
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