Detectives Make Second Arrest in Lexington Park Armed Robbery

Detectives Make Second Arrest in Lexington Park Armed Robbery

UPDATE 12/20/14 7:20 a.m.: According to court documents, Cepeda Juwan Hicks, 20 of Lexington Park was arrested on Friday, December 19, 2014 by Cpl. M. Boyer of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division. Hicks was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, and charged with Armed Robbery, Robbery, Assault 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree. Tyriel L. Gantt, 18, of no fixed address, who was arrested on December 17,was released on December 19, 2014 after posting the established bond pending further...
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UPDATE: Car Chase Ends in Arrest for Calvert County Man

UPDATE: Car Chase Ends in Arrest for Calvert County Man

UPDATE 12/20/14: On Friday, December 19, 2014, Deputy First Class G. Gott of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a maroon, 2002 Ford Crown Victoria for not displaying a front registration plate. The vehicle was stopped on the St. Mary’s County side of the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge. When Dfc. Gott approached the vehicle, he observed a young child in a child safety seat on the rear passenger’s seat. Gott also detected the odor of...
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Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division Conduct Warrant Sweep

Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division Conduct Warrant Sweep

Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division, Central South Region is comprised of investigators from the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The investigators are tasked with working investigations within Maryland’s jurisdictions and crimes that cross state lines. On December 19, 2014, members from the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division, Central South Region conducted a warrant sweep.  The warrant sweep was conducted in collaboration with the Howard County States Attorney’s Office, St. Mary’s County...
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State Fire Marshal’s Bomb Squad Responds to Prince Frederick for Suspicious Package

State Fire Marshal’s Bomb Squad Responds to Prince Frederick for Suspicious Package

On Thursday, December 18, 2014 at approximately 6:40 p.m., the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squads were alerted to a suspicious package under a vehicle at 98 Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick. The owner of a vehicle that was parked in front of the Prince Frederick Green Turtle discovered a suspicious item under the vehicle and notified the local MSP barrack.  Troopers arrived to find the item had wires and lights on it and it was lodged...
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Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 12/19/14

Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 12/19/14

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Kim Redden, 28, who has ties to Newburg, MD, but is from Florida. Redden currently has an outstanding warrant charging her with failure to appear in court for a felony theft charge of over $10,000. Redden is 5’4”, 165lbs., and has blonde hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about Kim Redden’s whereabouts is asked not to approach her, but rather call the...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Helps Local Program and Families in Need

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Helps Local Program and Families in Need

This week members of our agency helped the Children’s Aid Society gather toys and load up trucks for Christmas Connection – a local program that provides clothing, shoes, essentials and even toys to families in need. Earl Knapp, chairman of Christmas Connection, said without the help from the CCSO, Christmas Connection would be difficult to pull off. “They fill a critical void in the area where we need the most help – the pickup and drop off of all...
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Burtonsville Man Pleads Guilty to the Armed Robbery of Waldorf Convenience Store

Burtonsville Man Pleads Guilty to the Armed Robbery of Waldorf Convenience Store

Donnell Edward Harris, age 21, of Burtonsville, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to robbing a convenience store in Waldorf, Maryland, and to brandishing a gun during the robbery. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge William P. McMullan of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – Baltimore Field Division; Chief J. Thomas Manger of the Montgomery County Police Department; and Charles County Sheriff Troy...
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Leonardtown Home Destroyed by Fire

Leonardtown Home Destroyed by Fire

On Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at approximately 10:05 am, firefighters from Leonardtown, Hollywood, Bay District, Second District, Seventh District, and Solomons Volunteer Fire Departments were alerted to a report of a house fire at 40315 Breton Beach Road, Leonardtown. A passer-by discovered the fire and contacted 911. Crews arrived on the scene to find the house completely consumed with fire. Fire crews worked quickly to extinguish the blaze. No injuries were reported. The house was destroyed and the family...
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St. Mary’s County Shop With a Cop 2014

St. Mary’s County Shop With a Cop 2014

The St. Mary’s County Shop with a Cop program is an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization whose boards of directors are comprised of members of the St. Mary’s County Optimist Clubs and St. Mary’s County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 7. Lorraine “Bunny” Brewer, Toni and Jimmy Long, and Joseph Stanalonis and Bill Raddatz plan, coordinate and supervise the program throughout the year.On Saturday, December 13th, members of the Optimist Clubs of St. Mary’s County, St. Mary’s County Commissioner John...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Kohl’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods

Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Kohl’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods

On Friday, December 12, 2014 at 4:18 pm, Trooper First Class M. Pitcher, of the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack responded to the Kohl’s Department Store, on Lexington Village Way, in Lexington Park for a reported theft. Investigation revealed that Patricia A. Bates, 30, of Lexington Park, had stolen several items from Kohl’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Further investigation revealed that Ms. Bates had also stolen items from Kohls on December 7, 2014. Bates was arrested and charged with...
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Box Truck Overturned on Three Notch Road in Hollywood

Box Truck Overturned on Three Notch Road in Hollywood

On Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at approximately 12:35 p.m., police and rescue crews responded to the report of an motor vehicle accident in Hollywood. The accident occurred in the northbound lanes of Three Notch Road, just north of Airport View Drive, in Hollywood Upon arrival, crews discovered an International box truck, off the road way on it’s side. The driver said the vehicle suffered a mechanical failure that caused the truck to leave the roadway, causing the accident. No other vehicles were...
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Fire Truck Involved in Accident While Responding to Fire in Leonardtown

Fire Truck Involved in Accident While Responding to Fire in Leonardtown

On Wednesday December 17th at approximately 10:00 a.m. Fire Fighters from the Leonardtown, Mechanicsville, Valley Lee, Bay District, Hollywood and Avenue Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a working house fire on Brenton Beach Road in Leonardtown. Reports indicate the house is fully engulfed with fire coming through the roof. While responding to the scene, Engine 10 from the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Medley’s Neck Road. SMECO and the Maryland state Fire...
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Waldorf Man Sentenced to Prison for Drug Trafficking

Waldorf Man Sentenced to Prison for Drug Trafficking

U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced John David White, age 42, of Waldorf on Monday, December 15, 2014  to 248 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and heroin, possession and attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and heroin, maintaining a drug-involved premises and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for...
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Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Information of Robbery Suspects’ Identities

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Information of Robbery Suspects’ Identities

Charles County sheriff’s detectives are seeking the identities of two men who robbed a jewelry store. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects. On Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 10:13 a.m., a man entered JW Jewelers at 3227 Crain Highway in Waldorf, brandished a handgun and ordered an employee to the floor.  A second masked suspect entered the business and both suspects ransacked the jewelry cases. The suspects...
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Wednesday’s Pet is PEPE

Wednesday’s Pet is PEPE

Wednesday’s Pet for 12/16/14 is PEPE Featured Pet: PEPE Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (8 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $295.00  See Procedures on Rescue’s site HERE Pepe is a 3-year-old playful Chihuahua mix.  He is super affectionate, social and calm.  Pepe is an adorable pup; he is low key but still playful.  He gets along with other dogs and bonds to humans fast.  Pepe...
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Southern MD Dirt Riders Aided The Center For Children at Annual Christmas Party

Southern MD Dirt Riders Aided The Center For Children at Annual Christmas Party

On December 8th, for it’s 16th year in a row the Southern Maryland Dirt Riders came to the aide of The Center For Children in providing something special for those children in need at Christmas time. Many gifts of all shapes and sizes were donated by SMDR members for the children. Not only that,...
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For Old Electronics: Don’t Think Trash. Think e-Cycling

For Old Electronics: Don’t Think Trash. Think e-Cycling

In 2013 each American household owned on average 28 electronic devices, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. But with advancing technology, sleeker, shinier and faster cell phones, computers, tablets, mp3 players and televisions are finding their way onto many holiday gift lists. And into the hands of American consumers. But what about the old...
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Maryland Department of Agriculture Secretary Presents Funds to Southern Maryland FFA Chapters

Maryland Department of Agriculture Secretary Presents Funds to Southern Maryland FFA Chapters

Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance today presented five $500 checks to Southern Maryland FFA Chapters for leadership and chapter development activities during the 2014/2015 school year. “We are happy to see these funds go towards helping the next generation of farmers gain additional experience in leadership development and agricultural education,” said Secretary Hance. The...
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North Point Student Attends Georgetown Medical Institute

North Point Student Attends Georgetown Medical Institute

North Point High School senior Abrianna Broomes was nominated and attended the Medical Institute held July 21-27 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. The program provides students interested in careers in the medical field with opportunities to learn about the medical field, and participate in hands-on learning experiences. The program features topics such as...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Conducted Sobriety Checkpoint in Hollywood

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Conducted Sobriety Checkpoint in Hollywood

UPDATE 12/19/14 @ 8:00 p.m.: Checkpoint complete. UPDATE 12/19/14 @ 6:35 p.m.: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies are Currently Conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Route 235 in the Hollywood Area 12/19/14: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint tonight in the southern end of St. Mary’s County. Drivers are reminded...
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USPS Holiday Shipping Dates

USPS Holiday Shipping Dates

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Nominations Sought for Washington Post Outstanding Principal Awards

Nominations Sought for Washington Post Outstanding Principal Awards

St. Mary’s County Public Schools is very pleased to announce that it is accepting nominations for outstanding principals in consideration for The Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Awards (DELA). The Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Awards seek to recognize principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational...
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High School Students Selected to Participate in Honors Program

High School Students Selected to Participate in Honors Program

Five Charles County Public high school students were selected to participate in the Congress of Future Medical Leaders held in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 14-16. The honors-only program is sponsored by the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists and is available for high school students interested in pursuing careers as physicians or...
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December 31 is the Deadline to Nominate Outstanding Calvert Woman or Girl

December 31 is the Deadline to Nominate Outstanding Calvert Woman or Girl

The Calvert County Commission for Women 2015 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS NOMINATION CRITERIA Each year, the Calvert County Commission for Women (CCCW) recognizes Calvert County women – and a Woman of Tomorrow age 20 or younger – who are models of outstanding achievement and have made significant contributions to our community. The Commission urges you...
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Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease Before Heading Home for the Holidays

Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease Before Heading Home for the Holidays

Visiting with relatives over the holidays may raise questions about the physical and cognitive health of family members. The Alzheimer’s Association has seen a rise in calls to its free 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900 during and after the holiday season as people visit with those whom they may not see as frequently during the year....
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Former Board of Education Chairman Wise Honored with Leadership Award

Former Board of Education Chairman Wise Honored with Leadership Award

Roberta S. Wise, former chairman of the Board of Education of Charles County, was recently named as the first recipient of the James E. Richmond Leadership Excellence Award. The award was established in 2013 to honor school system leaders who exhibit the standards of leadership and excellence demonstrated by Richmond during his career. Richmond...
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North Point High Junior Attends National Summer Medical Program

North Point High Junior Attends National Summer Medical Program

North Point High School junior Kaitlyn Freeland was nominated and attended the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Medicine held July 12-17 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The program provides students interested in careers in the medical field with opportunities to have hands-on experiences and learn about technology used in medical facilities. Participants...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Attended 11th Annual Maryland Remembers Event

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Attended 11th Annual Maryland Remembers Event

On Thursday, December 11, 2014, members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office attended the 11th Annual Maryland Remembers event. This event memorializes those people who lost their lives to impaired drivers in the state of Maryland throughout the years.  An average of 175 people are killed annually in Maryland by impaired drivers.  Many names...
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Maryland Seeks Proposals for Local Bay Restoration Projects

Maryland Seeks Proposals for Local Bay Restoration Projects

Through the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, the Maryland is seeking to fund the most cost-effective, non-point nutrient and sediment reduction projects in targeted areas. Through this solicitation, the State will award up to $16 million to local governments and non-governmental organizations. “The Trust Fund has quickly become one of the most...
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Final CSX Oyster Express Train Delivered to Chesapeake Bay

Final CSX Oyster Express Train Delivered to Chesapeake Bay

A unique, year-long partnership between the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and CSX recently came to a close with delivery of the 22nd and final freight train filled with fossilized oyster shells from Florida to the Chesapeake Bay. Over the past 12 months, CSX has transported...
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Charles County Public School Board Board Recognizes Outstanding Students

Charles County Public School Board Board Recognizes Outstanding Students

The Charles County Board of Education honored five students on Tuesday, Dec. 9 for excellence in academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. Honored were Shana Cavanaugh, fifth grade, Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School; Paris Jones, fifth grade, C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School; Roman Lakner, fifth grade, T.C. Martin Elementary School; Michael Petschk, eighth...
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General Smallwood Middle School Student attends STEM Leadership Program

General Smallwood Middle School Student attends STEM Leadership Program

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