Maryland DNR Partners with St. Mary’s County and U.S. Navy on Waterfront Property

Maryland DNR Partners with St. Mary’s County and U.S. Navy on Waterfront Property

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that the Board of Public Works unanimously approved the acquisition of 163 acres in St. Mary’s County to provide for the development of both active and passive recreational opportunities, and critically-important water access to the Patuxent River. The property, known as the Snow Hill Farm, will be owned and managed by St. Mary’s County. “This partnership among local, state and national entities translates to an extraordinary opportunity to help develop a...
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Speeding Leads to Cocaine Arrest for Prince Frederick Woman

Speeding Leads to Cocaine Arrest for Prince Frederick Woman

On Friday, March 17, 2017, Deputy T. Mohler of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office assisted Deputy J. Hollinger on a traffic stop at Solomon’s Island Road/Oakland Hall Road for a vehicle speeding over the posted limit. The driver, Taylor White, 24, of Prince Frederick, did not have a valid driver’s license. A search of an item of clothing on the back seat revealed a straw with white powder (Cocaine). White was arrested for Driving without a Required Driver’s License,...
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Lusby Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

Lusby Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

On Monday, March 13, 2017, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Deputy D. Naughton of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Chisolm Trail, in Lusby, that was being operated with an obstructed windshield. He made contact with two (2) occupants, one of which was found to be in possession of six (6) capsules. Tracie Hernandez, 31, of Lusby, was charged with Possession of a Dangerous Nonnarcotic Drug (Vyvanse) and transported to...
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Lusby Woman Charged with Possession of Crack After Traffic Stop

Lusby Woman Charged with Possession of Crack After Traffic Stop

On Monday, March 13, 2017, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Deputy T. Holt of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was speeding in the area of Gunsmoke Trail/Longbow Lane, in Lusby. Deputy S. Moran and his K9 partner arrived on the scene and received a positive alert on the vehicle. The driver, Sandra Goff, 50, of Lusby, was found to be in possession of two (2) glass pipes and a spoon (both with...
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Charles County Man Sentenced to Over Six Years in Prison for Credit Card Fraud

Charles County Man Sentenced to Over Six Years in Prison for Credit Card Fraud

U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Travis Lee, age 31, of La Plata, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, to 75 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for possession of unauthorized access devices and aggravated identity theft, as well as violating his supervised release in a previous credit card fraud case. The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Brian J. Ebert of the United...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Armed Robbery at Waldorf Subway Sandwich Shop

Police in Charles County Investigating Armed Robbery at Waldorf Subway Sandwich Shop

On Friday, March 17, 2017, at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Subway sandwich shop at 2112 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. Investigation showed a lone male entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The cashier complied, and the suspect fled. The suspect was dressed in all black with a ski mask, gloves, and a North Face backpack. Anyone with information about this case...
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St. Leonard Woman Arrested for Destruction of Property and Disorderly Conduct

St. Leonard Woman Arrested for Destruction of Property and Disorderly Conduct

On Thursday, March 16, 2017, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Deputy A. Ostazeski of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to Bowie Trail, in Lusby, for the report of a trespassing complaint. He spoke with the victim who advised that Kristin Brady, 27, of St. Leonard, had been living at his residence, until recently, when she was asked to leave. Brady returned and began kicking the doors and windows of the home, including the rear door of the victim’s vehicle,...
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Chesapeake Beach Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Caught Shoplifting

Chesapeake Beach Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Caught Shoplifting

On Friday, March 17, 2017, Deputy B. Sampson of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Prince Frederick Walmart for the report of a shoplifter in custody. Upon arrival he was informed by the Loss Prevention Officer that a white female, later identified as Leah Clark, 31, of Chesapeake Beach, was seen placing various clothing, makeup and houseware items into her purse. She was taken into custody at the store and the items were recovered. While Deputy...
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Mechanicsville Couple Arrested for Shooting up Heroin in Prince Frederick Walmart Parking Lot

Mechanicsville Couple Arrested for Shooting up Heroin in Prince Frederick Walmart Parking Lot

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, Deputy P. Wood of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Prince Frederick Walmart parking lot for a report that persons were seen in a car using drugs. He located the vehicle and made contact with the occupants who had visible track marks on their arms. His K9 partner gave a positive alert to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. Found in the jacket pocket of the driver, James Preston, 22,...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office DUI Arrests for January and February 2017

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office DUI Arrests for January and February 2017

The following persons were arrested for DUI by deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office during the months of January and February 2017. 1/04/2017 – Michael Emmanuel Beal, age 26 of Clinton, MD, Arrested by Corporal D. Corcoran 1/06/2017 Brian Edward Thompson, age 34 of Clements, MD, Arrested by Deputy A. Budd 1/07/2017 – Marcel Dewayne Thomas, age 30 of Hollywood, MD, Arrested by Deputy First Class R. Steinbach  1/13/2017 – Melvin Vincent Fenwick Jr., age 23 of...
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UPDATE: Dunkirk Fire Truck Involved in Motor Vehicle Accidenti n Huntingtown

UPDATE: Dunkirk Fire Truck Involved in Motor Vehicle Accidenti n Huntingtown

UPDATE : On March 18, 2017 at approximately 8:10 a.m. members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to Robinson Road in Huntingtown, Maryland for a report of an overturned fire department tanker truck. It was learned that Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department Tanker 5 overturned while responding to 3725 Robinson Road in Huntingtown for a residential structure fire.  Lieutenant Marty Sealey was operating the tanker at the time of the crash.  Lieutenant John Faulkner Jr. also...
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Two Men From La Plata and Bowie Arrested on Multiple Gun And Drug Charges

Two Men From La Plata and Bowie Arrested on Multiple Gun And Drug Charges

On March 16, 2017 members of the Anne Arundel County Police Department, Eastern and Northern District Tactical Narcotics Units and Tactical Narcotics Teams were working crime suppression in the area of Brooklyn Park. At approximately 11:40 a.m. detectives observed a Dodge Ram truck traveling south on Ritchie Highway near Cresswell Road and noticed that the driver was smoking marijuana. The vehicle was stopped and on approach detectives immediately smelled marijuana and observed a burning marijuana cigarette in the truck....
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Suspect Wanted for Attempted Robbery and Assault in Leonardtown

Suspect Wanted for Attempted Robbery and Assault in Leonardtown

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Marcus Anthony Day, age 20. Day has an active arrest warrant for attempted robbery and assault stemming from an incident that occurred on August 2016 in Leonardtown. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Melissa Hulse at 301-475- 4200, ext. *1996. Anyone with information can also call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text a tip to “TIP239” plus your message to “CRIMES”...
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Sex Offender From St. Mary’s County Wanted for Failure to Register

Sex Offender From St. Mary’s County Wanted for Failure to Register

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Willie Jae Johnson, age 35. Johnson is a Tier III offender, meaning he will remain on the registry for life. He has an active arrest warrant for Failure to Register. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Melissa Hulse at 301-475-4200, ext. *1996. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Duty Officer at 301-475-4040. Anyone with information can also call CRIME...
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Thomas Rhett to perform at the Calvert Marine Museum

Thomas Rhett to perform at the Calvert Marine Museum

Multi-Platinum country artist Thomas Rhett will perform live at the Calvert Marine Museum’s PNC Waterside Pavilion on Friday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. Rhett’s high energy show will be packed with hits, including chart toppers, “T-Shirt,” “Die A Happy Man,” and “Crash And Burn.” Tickets are $44 – $75 (additional fees apply) and go on sale to members of the Calvert Marine Museum on Tuesday, March 28 at 10 a.m. and to the general public on Tuesday, April 4...
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Letter to the Editor: Celebrate the Legacy of Community Leader and Advocate, Annette Funn

Letter to the Editor: Celebrate the Legacy of Community Leader and Advocate, Annette Funn

The lives and contributions of some people continue to sparkle long after they pass from this world. My friend and colleague, Annette Jones Funn, was just such a person. A model of public service, her legacy will live on, enrich Calvert County, and inspire young and old alike for decades to come. Please join...
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Middle School Students Participate in National Week at the Labs

Middle School Students Participate in National Week at the Labs

More than 75 students of four Charles County middle schools headed to Naval Air Warfare Center — Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) — better known as Pax River — earlier this month to take part in National Week at the Labs activities. Organized by Pax River’s Educational Outreach Office, the program was launched in 2016 as...
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Board Approves Billingsley Elementary School for New School Name

Board Approves Billingsley Elementary School for New School Name

Billingsley Elementary School is the name of the next Charles County Public elementary school, planned to open at the start of the 2018-19 school year. The new school brings the total number of elementary schools in Charles County to 22 and will be built off Billingsley Road in White Plains. With a vote of...
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Health Department to Begin Limited Seasonal Perc Testing

Health Department to Begin Limited Seasonal Perc Testing

Due to seasonal groundwater levels, St. Mary’s County Health Department will begin wet season perc testing for lower terrace soil types on or about March 27, 2017.  Perc testing for all other soil types (upland areas) will begin if and when water tables reach normal wet season range. Perc test applications received since April...
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Glen Burnie Man Wins Huge Prize on Last Scratch-off on Roll

Glen Burnie Man Wins Huge Prize on Last Scratch-off on Roll

A Glen Burnie man who purchased the last $10 50x The Cash ticket on the roll is $50,000 richer today. Weeks after his win, Iobal Singh was still smiling when he claimed his prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore! Iobal and his brother were in 7-Eleven #11533 in Glen Burnie when the lucky winner...
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New Way to Plan Your Stay at Maryland State Parks

New Way to Plan Your Stay at Maryland State Parks

The Maryland Park Service’s reservation system is transitioning to a new website — parkreservations.maryland.gov — starting at 9 a.m. April 3, 2017. To allow for a smooth transition, the online reservation system will be unavailable from March 28 to April 2. During that time, existing park reservations will be transferred to the new system. Walk-in...
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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on House Bill 1362

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on House Bill 1362

Governor Larry Hogan tonight issued the following statement in response to the Maryland House of Delegates voting for final approval of House Bill 1362, which will directly interfere with the ability of state and local law enforcement to work and cooperate with federal law enforcement authorities: “The Maryland House of Delegates tonight passed an...
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Upcoming Clinics Offer Free Rabies Vaccinations for Pets

Upcoming Clinics Offer Free Rabies Vaccinations for Pets

The Calvert County Health Department is sponsoring rabies clinics in the coming weeks, offering free rabies vaccinations for county pets. The free clinics are scheduled as follows: • Saturday, April 8, Huntingtown High School, 4125 Solomons Island Road • Saturday, April 22, Patuxent High School, 12485 Southern Connector Blvd. Clinics will be held from...
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Shred Event Featuring Rain Barrel and Compost Workshops to be Held May 13

Shred Event Featuring Rain Barrel and Compost Workshops to be Held May 13

The Department of Public Works is hosting an environmental outreach event on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Charles County Government Building parking lot (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata). Backyard composting and rain barrel workshops, as well as free document shredding are available. Advance registration for workshops is required....
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Discover Quest World War I Commemoration Highlights Mallows Bay

Discover Quest World War I Commemoration Highlights Mallows Bay

Travel back in time to World War I and experience interactive programs highlighting Mallows Bay at the Discover Quest: World War I Commemoration Weekend from Friday, April 21 to Sunday, April 23. The special event commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I. Program Schedule: Friday, April 21 College of...
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Navy Modernizes Tomahawk Weapons Control System

Navy Modernizes Tomahawk Weapons Control System

After more than a decade in service, the Navy recently delivered an upgraded Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System (TTWCS) to the fleet. The Tomahawk Weapons System Program Office (PMA-280) has maintained the system since 2004 with incremental updates, but to ensure future viability, more significant hardware and software modernization was required. “It is critical...
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Wednesday’s Pet is CANDY

Wednesday’s Pet is CANDY

Wednesday’s Pet for 3/22/17 CANDY Featured Pet: CANDY Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Collie/Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Candy is approximately 2 years old. She came into rescue from a hoarding situation, where they had over 100 dogs. Candy has...
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Taste of Solomons to be Held this Saturday

Taste of Solomons to be Held this Saturday

The Solomons Business Association hosts the annual Taste of Solomons event usually from 11 am to 4 pm., this year the event will be held on March 25th, 2017. Restaurants and Shops Offer Tastes of Fine Food and Beverages New tastes abound in the historic Solomons Town Center as restaurants showcase selected food and beverages during...
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Commander, Navy Installations Command To Hold Change of Command

Commander, Navy Installations Command To Hold Change of Command

Vice Adm. Dixon R. Smith will be relieved by Vice Adm. Mary M. Jackson as Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) during a change of command ceremony to be held at the Washington Navy Yard, Admiral Leutze Park on Friday, March 31 at 10 a.m. Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. John Richardson, will be the...
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CSM Hawks Headed to Nationals

CSM Hawks Headed to Nationals

For the first time in the history of the College of Southern Maryland, the CSM Hawks have won the Region XX Division II Men’s Basketball Championship, held March 10-12 at Garrett College. CSM now advances to the NJCAA Division II National Championship, in Danville, Illinois, March 21-25. “This team had the right guys at...
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Berry’s STEMtastic Jaguars set to compete in world robotics event

Berry’s STEMtastic Jaguars set to compete in world robotics event

A robotics team from Berry Elementary School, the STEMtastic Jaguars, will represent Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) next month at the 2017 VEX Worlds – VEX IQ Challenge Elementary School Division competition. The team is one of only four Maryland elementary school teams that qualified to compete in the event, planned for April 23-25...
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CSM Robotics Team Qualifies for World Championship

CSM Robotics Team Qualifies for World Championship

For the fourth year in a row, the Talons, the College of Southern Maryland’s competitive robotics team, has qualified for the VEX-U World Championships. After qualifying at a March 10 tournament at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, West Virginia, the team now has a spot at the world championship April 19 to 22 in...
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