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Lexington Park Man Uses Small Child to Steal from Walmart

Lexington Park Man Uses Small Child to Steal from Walmart

On Friday, June 2, 2017, Deputy D. Sidorowicz from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported theft at the Walmart in California. The investigation revealed, Daniel Holly Dement, 50, of Lexington Park, filled a shopping cart with items and utilized a small child to push the cart past all points of...
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Nanjemoy Man Arrested in Stabbing at Birthday Party

Nanjemoy Man Arrested in Stabbing at Birthday Party

On Sunday, June 18, 2017, at 10:28 p.m., officers from thr Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 4000 block of Tims Place in Nanjemoy for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located a 22-year-old male with a stab wound to the abdomen. He was flown to a hospital where his injuries...
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Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

Shortly after 7:30 p.m. on June 21, 2017, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack responded to a fatal collision on the outer loop of the Washington Beltway, northbound I-495/I-95 south of Kenilworth Avenue Route 201, Greenbelt, Maryland. There were two vehicles involved in this collision and one passenger was pronounced deceased at the...
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Sober Apps: New Tools to Help Those in Recovery

Sober Apps: New Tools to Help Those in Recovery

Addiction counseling, in-person meetings, new hobbies – all of these activities are used by those in recovery. You can now add smartphone applications (apps) to this list. This technology is now being used by many as a tool to help an individual maintain their recovery. Check out a few of the apps* – all free and...
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Maryland Unemployment Rate Falls Below National Average To 4.2%

Maryland Unemployment Rate Falls Below National Average To 4.2%

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released state jobs and unemployment data earlier today. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland’s job totals decreased by 1,600 jobs in May, a decrease of 0.1%. Public sector jobs decreased by 300 and the private sector decreased by 1,300 jobs. Since January 2015,...
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Sagepoint Receives $1,256.43 Donation From Welburn Organization

Sagepoint Receives $1,256.43 Donation From Welburn Organization

Sagepoint Senior Living Services is pleased to announce that it has received a donation of $1,256.43 from the Welburn Organization which operates the two McDonald’s in La Plata and one in Waldorf. Sagepoint was selected as the McCafe for a Cause recipient for the month of May and this donation is the result of...
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO of 7-Year-Old Urinating on Neighbors Steak While Cooking Out

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO of 7-Year-Old Urinating on Neighbors Steak While Cooking Out

6/22/2017: SMNEWSNET.COM was contacted by a neighbor of the juvenile offender who provided us with an edited video of the reported incident, we then blurred the entire video to conceal the juveniles face. They also provided us with a surveillance video of the same juvenile stealing from a neighborhood house. They told SMNEWSNET.COM that the police...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DEAN

Wednesday’s Pet is DEAN

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/14/17 DEAN Featured Pet: DEAN Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: Blind Breed: Labrador Mix Sex: Male Size: Large (70 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Dean was surrendered to our local shelter blind, dirty and frightened.  He went immediately for a much needed...
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Vehicle Fire in Great Mills Ruled Accidental

Vehicle Fire in Great Mills Ruled Accidental

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at approximately 12:50 a.m., firefighters from Bay District responded to Kinnegad Drive, in Great Mills, for a vehicle fire. The accidental fire was caused by a carelessly dropped or discarded smoking material in the plastic driver’s door pocket. The fire was contained to the cab area of the work van. The...
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Southern Maryland Film Festival to Partner with Indian Head Black Box Theater

Southern Maryland Film Festival  to Partner with  Indian Head Black Box Theater

The Steering Committee for the Southern Maryland Film Festival announced its 2017 Charles County Mini-Fest, made possible through a partnership with the Indian Head Center for the Arts and Black Box Theater. The Inaugural partnership is being held Saturday, July 15, 2017, with a family-friendly block from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and a block...
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2017 SMILE Expo Features Livestock, Learning and Fun

2017 SMILE Expo Features Livestock, Learning and Fun

The annual Southern Maryland Invitational Livestock Expo (SMILE) for youth takes place on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 2017, at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown. The SMILE show features youth competitors (ages 6 through 21 years) from around Southern Maryland and more than 300 show animals (beef and dairy cows,...
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CSM’s Kids’ and Teen College Kicks Off a Summer of Fun

CSM’s Kids’ and Teen College Kicks Off a Summer of Fun

It’s summer, so it’s time for Kids’ and Teen College at the College of Southern Maryland. On the program’s first day, June 19, parents and campers were busy finding their classrooms. Counselors were reviewing clipboards and checking in students, all while learning the campers’ names and helping them feel welcome and comfortable. Instructors were...
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Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Receives Home Depot Foundation Landscape Makeover

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Receives Home Depot Foundation Landscape Makeover

The Charlotte Hall Veterans Home was recently selected to receive a “landscape makeover”, valued at over $24,000 by The Home Depot Foundation! On Thursday, June 8, 2017, over 80 volunteers trimmed, planted, and mulched around all 3 entrances, the pavilions, and the courtyard. Volunteers worked through the day and truly enjoyed their time with...
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Charles County Government July Holiday Schedule

Charles County Government July Holiday Schedule

The County Administrator wishes to remind residents of changes to normal operating schedules for the month of July.  All offices, facilities, and services not listed will be operating their normal hours. Tuesday, July 4 (Independence Day) All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville will be closed. The Charles County...
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Calvert County Farmers Markets Feature Fresh Local Food, Products

Calvert County Farmers Markets Feature Fresh Local Food, Products

Not only is Calvert County home to four outdoor farmers markets each week, but there are an abundance of roadside stands from which to shop for fresh local produce. Right now customers are enjoying freshly harvested asparagus and potatoes. Toward the end of June, zucchini will start hitting the stands and so will blueberries,...
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Suspects Linked to 10 Robberies Facing Charges

Suspects Linked to 10 Robberies Facing Charges

Four suspects are charged in connection with armed robberies in Prince George’s County and are believed to be linked to several other such crimes in the region. Over the span of just four weeks, detectives believe these same suspects targeted 10 separate 7-Elevens in three counties. The convenience stores are in Prince George’s County,...
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Thefts from Automobiles Reported in Charles County

Thefts from Automobiles Reported in Charles County

On June 13, 2017, between midnight and 5:00 a.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into three unlocked cars in the area of Helen Court in Indian Head. Clothing and headphones were stolen. Officer S. Griffith is investigating. On June 12, 2017, at 4:10 a.m., four males were observed trying to break into cars in the area...
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Police in Charles County Arrest Two Men Immediately After CVS Armed Robbery

Police in Charles County Arrest Two Men Immediately After CVS Armed Robbery

On Friday, June 9, 2017, at approximately 1:00 a.m., an officer from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was parked in the parking lot of a business in the 6200 block of Crain Highway in La Plata when he observed two males entering the CVS Pharmacy. The males had their hoods up, wrapped tightly around their...
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SMECO Refunds Capital Credits

SMECO Refunds Capital Credits

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is issuing capital credit refunds totaling nearly $3.8 million. Of that total, a general refund of approximately $2.2 million will be issued in early July. Active eligible customer-members will receive credits on their bills and checks will be issued to eligible former members. Special refunds of about $1.6 million...
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Solomons Island Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure

Solomons Island Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure

Between May 14 and June 3, 2017, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office received calls for a black male, in his early 50’s, with a beard sitting in a white Lexus exposing himself to passersby in the CVS, in the Solomons Island parking lot. Deputies were able to locate the subject in the area of...
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NAVAIR Accepts Russell Naval Aviation Flight Safety Award

NAVAIR Accepts Russell Naval Aviation Flight Safety Award

NAVAIR Assistant Commander for Corporate Operations and Total Force Stephen Cricchi accepted the 2016 Adm. James S. Russell Naval Aviation Flight Safety Award June 15 during a modest conference room ceremony. The award, which Cricchi accepted on behalf of NAVAIR Commander Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags, was one of two top naval aviation safety awards...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Armed Robbery and Assault

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Armed Robbery and Assault

On Friday, June 19, 2017 Deputy First Class J. Kirkner from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Primrose Court, in Lexington Park, for the report of a robbery. Police contacted the male victim who reported the right two tires of his Toyota Camry had been deflated by a sharp object, he also...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies recognized for roles in schools

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies recognized for roles in schools

On Wednesday, St. Mary’s County Public Schools expressed their appreciation for the support of law enforcement at their schools and on their safety teams. During a ceremony, they recognized Safety and Security Assistants, Maryland State Police, and deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for their public safety efforts in the public school...
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News Report of Stabbing in Patuxent Homes Subdivision is FALSE

News Report of Stabbing in Patuxent Homes Subdivision is FALSE

Another online newspaper is reporting that a stabbing had been reported on Friday on North Essex Drive in the area of Hancock Road, in Lexington Park. They then updated the article to say that “Police and EMT are on the scene with a 25 year old male with stab wounds in the face area....
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit Handlers Earn Certifications

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit Handlers Earn Certifications

On May 31, Deputy First Class Lacey Johnson from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and K-9 Brix finished the Basic Canine Handler Course and were certified at their K-9 Center by Master Canine Trainer Todd Fleenor. Master Canine Trainer Brian Fleig from the Anne Arundel County Police and Rene Cuyler from the Charles...
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