$10,000 Reward Offered in Calvert County Property Destruction Case

$10,000 Reward Offered in Calvert County Property Destruction Case

On June 7, 2015 an official with Thomas L Hance Excavating contacted the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office to report damage to construction equipment and supplies. The crime occurred at the rear of The Farms of Hunting Creek subdivision on Huntsman Drive in Huntingtown. During the investigation it was learned that the crime occurred between the evening hours of June 6 and the afternoon of June 7, 2015. Suspect(s) damaged the construction equipment and causing over $50,000 dollars in damage...
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Cars and Homes Damaged/Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward

Cars and Homes Damaged/Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward

During the overnight hours of July 28 into July 29, multiple cars and homes were damaged in several Waldorf neighborhoods. In some cases, the windshields and windows of cars were broken out with a baseball bat or the car mirrors were broken off and tags were stolen. In other cases, the suspects threw rocks and bottles through the windows of several homes. Officers have been canvassing the neighborhoods and obtaining additional information; they are pursuing strong leads in the...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 8/4/15

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 8/4/15

Maryland State Police from the Prince Frederick Barrack are investigating the following incident. Theft:  On 7/29/15 @ 4:16 pm, Trooper Rucker responded to the Food Lion Grocery Store in Prince Frederick for a reported theft.  The suspect was located at the intersection of Rt. 231 and Prince Frederick Blvd.  The stolen items were recovered.  Joseph F. Gross, 49 of Port Republic, was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center. DUI Arrests Name Age Date of Arrest Address...
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Lexington Park Man Sentenced for Gun Charges and Trafficking Contraband Cigarettes

Lexington Park Man Sentenced for Gun Charges and Trafficking Contraband Cigarettes

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced William Terrance Proctor, a/k/a “Boobie,” and “Booby,” age 32, of Lexington Park, Maryland, today to 78 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for aiding and abetting the theft of a firearm, possession of an unregistered firearm, unlawful sale of a firearm to a prohibited person; and receipt, possession and transportation of contraband cigarettes. The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J....
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Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week in Maryland Aug. 2 – 8

Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week in Maryland Aug. 2 – 8

Governor Larry Hogan has designated Aug. 2-8, Farmers’ Market Week in Maryland to coincide with National Farmers’ Market Week. The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) encourages citizens to celebrate the week by visiting farmers’ market and buying local products. There are more then 140 farmers’ markets across the state – at least one in every county and Baltimore City. Search for one near you at www.marylandsbest.net. “Buying local supports our family farms, our local jobs and our local economies,”...
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Governor Larry Hogan Encourages Marylanders to Participate in August 4th National Night Out Against Crime Events

Governor Larry Hogan Encourages Marylanders to Participate in August 4th National Night Out Against Crime Events

Governor Larry Hogan today encouraged Marylanders to participate in “National Night Out Against Crime,” which will take place in counties and law enforcement agencies throughout the state on Aug. 4. National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event, held each year on the first Tuesday of August. “National Night Out represents a commitment from our neighbors to celebrate our safety and crime prevention successes, as well as the continued partnership between the community and police to heighten public awareness,”...
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Two St. Mary’s County Men Arrested for Violating Protective Orders

Two St. Mary’s County Men Arrested for Violating Protective Orders

On July 23, 2015, Deputy Jason Smith of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was walking out of the District Court Carter building when he saw Troy David Yates, 49 of Lexington Park, who he knew from prior contact. Deputy Smith observed Yates walk over to the victim and began to talk to them in violation of an active protective order. The protective order stipulated Yates was to have no contact with the victim. Yates was placed under arrest...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, Deputy J. Buck of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office initiated investigation into a reported theft of cigarettes from the WAWA convenience store, located at 10205 Kirksville Lane, Dunkirk, Calvert County, Maryland. Investigation revealed the pictured suspects leaned over an unattended cashier’s counter and stole at least six cartons of Marlboro Lights cigarettes at around 5:00 p.m. on July 28. Both black male suspects are believed to be 36 – 42 years of age. Height...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect pictured. On Monday, July 27, 2015, at 10:00 PM, the suspect loaded several bottles of motor oil in a shopping cart at Walmart located on Miramar Way. He then left the store without paying. The same suspect committed a similar theft at the same Walmart on 7-30-15. Anyone with information regarding the identity of this suspect or about this crime in general is...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Make Arrest in Friday’s Homicide

Prince George’s County Police Department Make Arrest in Friday’s Homicide

Prince George’s County Police Department Homicide Unit detectives charged two suspects in connection with Friday’s homicide in Fort Washington. They are 19-year-old Rashawd Wiggins of the 3100 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard in the District and 18-year-old Derron Alexander of the 7500 block of Abbington Drive in Oxon Hill. Both are charged with first degree murder. On July 31, 2015, at about 12:45 am, patrol officers were called to the 1000 block of Palmer Road for the report...
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Drowning Victim at Cove Point Identified

Drowning Victim at Cove Point Identified

On August 1, 2015 at approximately 12:45 a.m, the Calvert Control Center received a report of a person in need of rescue in the waters near the Cove Point Lighthouse. Emergency Medical Services and Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area. Members of the Solomons VFD arrived on scene by boat and pulled the victim, unresponsive, from the water. The victim was taken to shore at the Cove Point Lighthouse where EMS performed CPR. The victim was...
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Rape Reported in Lexington Park

Rape Reported in Lexington Park

On Thursday, July 30,2015, at approximately 5:25 p.m., police were dispatched to Signature Lane, in Lexington Park for a report of a rape. A female victim called police and said she was raped at gunpoint and that she was behind the old McKay’s Food Store in the area of the Patuxent Woods Head Start Preschool on Radford Lane. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene and made contact with the victim who told police the rapist wore a mask...
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Lexington Park Man Charged with Neglect of a Minor

Lexington Park Man Charged with Neglect of a Minor

On July 30, 2015, Deputy Schultz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Liberty Street in Lexington Park, in reference to a domestic related argument involving suspect Demetrius Lakies Butler, age 25, of Lexington Park. Deputy Schultz knocked on the door and a 5 year old girl answered. The girl advised she was home alone. Further investigation revealed Butler had left the home at 7:40 AM, while she was asleep. Deputy Schultz found her home alone...
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Prince Frederick Streetscape Construction Begins

Prince Frederick Streetscape Construction Begins

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin improvements to MD 765A (Main Street) and MD 231 (Church Street) in Prince Frederick on Monday August 3. The project includes: • Raising the road profile at the intersection of Main Street and Church Street three feet to enhance visibility; • Installing a raised brick island to create a right-turn lane from Main Street to Church Street; • Constructing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant brick sidewalks on Church Street between...
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Virtual Training Environments Offer Real Benefits to Navy

Virtual Training Environments Offer Real Benefits to Navy

The Navy is embracing touch-screen training technology as an affordable, virtual alternative to costly hardware systems the service currently uses to simulate weapons, machinery and communications equipment. The Naval Aviation Training Systems Program Office (PMA-205), which provides warfighters with advanced training systems for a variety of aircraft, will sponsor a demonstration of the Multipurpose Reconfigurable Training System (MRTS) (pronounced MERTZ) 3D™ devices in the service’s aviation schools near the end of 2015. The Undersea Program Directorate at Naval Air...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Closure of Baltimore City Detention Center

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Closure of Baltimore City Detention Center

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the notorious Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC) – Men’s Detention Center will close immediately, bringing to an end the facility’s long history of corruption, appalling conditions, and waste of tax dollars. The closure of the Men’s Detention Center will dramatically improve staff, detainee, and public safety conditions, while also saving Maryland taxpayers millions of dollars per year. “For years, Maryland taxpayers were unwittingly underwriting a vast criminal enterprise run by gang members and...
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Railroad Repairs Scheduled For Weekend Of August 14-17 In Brandywine

Railroad Repairs Scheduled For Weekend Of August 14-17 In Brandywine

Next weekend, CSX Transportation and the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will close a section of MD 381 (Brandywine Road) between Tower Road and Brandywine Heights Road in southern Prince George’s County. Crews will close the road between Friday, August 14 at 6 p.m. and Monday, August 17 at 5 a.m....
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Solomons Volunteers Remind Individuals that Cove Point is Prone to Severe Undertows

Solomons Volunteers Remind Individuals that Cove Point is Prone to Severe Undertows

The Solomons Volunteers would like to extend their sincere condolences to all the families and friends affected by the tragic events off the shores of Cove Point these last couple weekends. The Volunteers would also like to remind individuals that Cove Point is prone to severe undertows. This due to the way the point...
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Deadline Approaching to Sign Up for 2015 St. Mary’s County Government Citizens Academy

Deadline Approaching to Sign Up for 2015 St. Mary’s County Government Citizens Academy

Applications for this year’s St. Mary’s County Government Citizens Academy class continue to be accepted, however time and available space are running out. The deadline to apply for this year’s class is Friday, August 21. The Citizens Academy is open to all St. Mary’s County residents, 18 years of age and older and is...
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Construction Closes Main and Church Streets in Prince Frederick for Eight Weeks

Construction Closes Main and Church Streets in Prince Frederick for Eight Weeks

Portions of Main and Church streets in Prince Frederick are closed as the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) makes road improvements. The project involves numerous improvements including: installing a raised brick island to create a right-turn lane from Main Street to Church Street; constructing brick sidewalks on Church Street between Heritage...
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Marine Corps Declares the F-35B Ready for Battle

Marine Corps Declares the F-35B Ready for Battle

The U.S. Marine Corps’ F-35B Lightning II aircraft reached initial operational capability July 31, 2015 with a squadron of 10 F-35Bs ready for world-wide deployment. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121), based in Yuma, Arizona, is the first squadron in military history to become operational with an F-35 variant, following a five-day Operational Readiness...
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Small-town Music Festival set to Rock La Plata for Good!

Small-town Music Festival set to Rock La Plata for Good!

Rocktoberfest 2015, presented by the La Plata Business Association (LPBA) and produced by Island Music Company, announced today that the small-town rock music festival and fundraiser will be held in the heart of the downtown business district of La Plata and welcomes music lovers of all-ages on Saturday, October, 3, 2015, from 3 to...
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Children’s Aid, Inc. Collecting Schools Supplies for Local Children

Children’s Aid, Inc. Collecting Schools Supplies for Local Children

Children’s Aid, Inc.’s Operation Backpack provides Calvert County children in need with a backpack filled with new school supplies and a new, age-appropriate book. Our goal is to highlight the importance of education as well as help the students approach the beginning of the school year with a greater sense of confidence and hope....
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Maryland Horse Industry Board 2016 Grants Application Period Opens August 2

Maryland Horse Industry Board 2016 Grants Application Period Opens August 2

The Maryland Horse Industry Board (MHIB), a program within the Maryland Department of Agriculture, will begin accepting grant applications on Aug. 2 for research, educational and promotional projects that support horses or the equestrian community, or develop new opportunities for the Maryland horse industry. Application deadline is Oct. 2. Among the organizations eligible for...
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National Night Out Will Take Place Tomorrow in Neighborhoods Across St. Mary’s County

National Night Out Will Take Place Tomorrow in Neighborhoods Across St. Mary’s County

On Tuesday August 4, 2015, neighborhoods throughout St. Mary’s County are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 31st Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and will involve over 11,000 communities from all 50...
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National Night Out Will Take Place Tomorrow in Neighborhoods Across Charles County

National Night Out Will Take Place Tomorrow in Neighborhoods Across Charles County

National Night Out will take place Tuesday, August 4, in neighborhoods across Charles County! Sheriff Troy Berry and members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office will join residents to celebrate the community’s alliance against crime, drugs and violence. Representatives from Charles County Crime Solvers, Explorers Post #1658 and even McGruff the Crime Dog and McGruff’s...
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Inaugural Southern MD Wine, Jazz, R&B and Funk Festival is a Success

Inaugural Southern MD Wine, Jazz, R&B and Funk Festival is a Success

On Saturday August 1, 2015 an estimated crowd of over three thousand (3,000) people attended the inaugural Southern MD Wine, Jazz, R&B and Funk Festival held at the Calvert County Fairgrounds in Prince Frederick, MD. The festival, which was held from 11am – 9pm included a line up of local musicians such as Band of Roses,...
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CH-46 “Phrog” makes its last hop

CH-46 “Phrog” makes its last hop

It’s the last hop for the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter commonly known as the “Phrog.” The helicopter is set to retire and to be flown one last time by Reserve Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 774 on Aug. 1. The retirement ceremony will be held noon to 3 p.m. at the Smithsonian National Air...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/3/15 to 8/7/15

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/3/15 to 8/7/15

During the week of August 3-7, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School The cameras operate Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. except for the camera at Wade Elementary...
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Wilson’s Four Hits Surges the Blue Crabs to Victory!

Wilson’s Four Hits Surges the Blue Crabs to Victory!

Infielder Zach Wilson continued his torrid pace at the plate, falling a triple shy of the cycle as the Blue Crabs defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters by the final of 4-2. Southern Maryland took the lead first for the first time in the series, pushing a run across in the bottom of the first....
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Student Orientations Planned for Schools in Charles County

Student Orientations Planned for Schools in Charles County

Charles County Public Schools has released its student orientation schedule for the 2015-16 school year. Listed below are orientation dates and times, and other activities for schools. Specific questions should be directed to individual schools. Elementary Schools • C. Paul Barnhart, meet and greet, Aug. 26, 3 – 4 p.m.; • Berry, meet and...
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“Train Insane or Remain the Same” – 2 Local Horse Trainers at again – To Train a Wild Mustang or Not?

“Train Insane or Remain the Same” – 2 Local Horse Trainers at again – To Train a Wild Mustang or Not?

Kris Breeds and Emma Wieland from Calvert County have been selected to compete in the Extreme Mustang Makeover (EMM) to be held at the Topsfield Fair Facility in Topsfield, Massachusetts. During the second week in April, the trainers drove over 8 hours to Massachusetts to pick up their beautiful mares, and they have had...
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