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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/29/2017 to 6/2/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/29/2017 to 6/2/2017

During the week of May 29, to June 2, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Funding Available for Maryland Volunteer Fire Departments

Funding Available for Maryland Volunteer Fire Departments

In Maryland, about 5,000 wildfires start each and every year, and more than 300 volunteer fire departments across the state respond to these blazes. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now offering volunteer fire departments access to critical grant funding through its Volunteer Fire Assistance Program to help fortify and strengthen wildland firefighting capabilities. “Volunteer firefighters rely on...
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Scheduled for June 3

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Scheduled for June 3

The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind residents that the next household hazardous waste collection for this year will be held on Saturday, June 3. The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces June Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces June Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following June monthly promotions and reminders: Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month (Thursday, June 1- Friday, June 30)  During this special month, the shelter is reducing the kitten adoption fees to $50, adult cat fees to $20, and senior cats 6 years and over to $5. Come and find...
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police Heroin Investigative Unit Arrests Large Scale Distributors of Illegal Opioids in Five Counties

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Heroin Investigative Unit Arrests Large Scale Distributors of Illegal Opioids in Five Counties

UPDATE  5/29/2017: A combined law enforcement effort led to the additional arrests of seven more residents believed to have been heavily involved in a large scale distribution of opioids in the region. The following seven individuals were indicted today: Troy Leonis Sommerville, 28, Worton, MD Roshana Sharnett Wright, 38, Middletown, DE Autumn Brittany Wiltbank,...
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Detectives Arrest Suspect in Fort Washington Homicide

Detectives Arrest Suspect in Fort Washington Homicide

The Prince George’s County Police Department Homicide Unit arrested a suspect in connection with Wednesday’s homicide in Fort Washington. The suspect is 19-year-old Xavier Johnson of the 7300 block of Brook Meadow Lane in Upper Marlboro. He’s charged with fatally shooting 24-year-old Timothy Harris of Parkton Street in Fort Washington. On May 24th, at...
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Safe Grilling Practices to Prevent Fires

Safe Grilling Practices to Prevent Fires

The Memorial Day weekend is a time for remembrance of those that gave the supreme sacrifice in honor of our Country.  Families across Maryland will venture outside to the beach, the mountains or maybe just to their backyards to spend quality time together.  However, increased outdoor activities also result in an increase of outdoor...
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Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Today, May 29, 2017, is Memorial Day. This day is a national holiday, for remembering and honoring men and women, who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Waterloo, New York, was declared the official birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966. The holiday had many origins,...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Violation of a Peace Order

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Violation of a Peace Order

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21000 block of Liberty St., Lexington Park, for a reported violation of a Peace Order. Deputy First Class R. Beyer located the suspect Brian Alan Williamson, 48 of Lexington Park, within the residence. The investigation revealed a Peace...
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Maryland Boaters Urged to Keep Safe as Summer Season Begins

Maryland Boaters Urged to Keep Safe as Summer Season Begins

As the boating season gets underway this Memorial Day weekend, state enforcement officials and partners are urging Maryland residents and visitors to take simple, proven steps to keep safe. This week, Maryland Natural Resources Police and the U.S. Coast Guard held events in Ocean City and Annapolis to kick off the “Ride Inside” campaign...
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Raytheon Named The Patuxent Partnership’s Member of the Year

Raytheon Named The Patuxent Partnership’s Member of the Year

The Patuxent Partnership (TPP) has named Raytheon as the 2016 Member of the Year. The announcement was made at TPP’s May 23rd Annual Dinner to a sold out crowd of 300 members and guests. “The Patuxent Partnership is fortunate that its member companies are active and engaged in our community. Yet there are companies that...
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UPDATE: MISSING PERSON – St. Mary’s County

MISSING - Candace Carroll

UPDATE 5/26/2017 @10:00 a.m. – Official Police Press Release: Candace Rebecca Carroll was last May 16, 2017, at approximately 6:00 p.m., in the area of Park Hall Road. She is 26 years old, approximately 130 lbs., 5’08” with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to contact the...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Legislation to Combat Heroin and Opioid Crisis

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Legislation to Combat Heroin and Opioid Crisis

Governor Larry Hogan, along with Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch, today signed 210 bills into law during the eighth bill signing ceremony in the State House following the conclusion of the 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly. The bills signed include legislation to strengthen the state’s...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Correctional Officers

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Correctional Officers

On Friday, May 19, 2017, fifteen correctional officers graduated from the 57th Corrections Officer Entrance Level Training Program held at the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy. The program requires each Correctional Officer to complete an eight-week, 320 hour Basic Corrections Academy, which exceeds the state minimum for all Correctional Officers working in local Correctional...
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Burchmart in Leonardtown Sells a $100,000-Winning Super Crossword Scratch-Off

Burchmart in Leonardtown Sells a $100,000-Winning Super Crossword Scratch-Off

“Lucky Catfish” still cannot believe his Maryland Lottery luck. Intuition, a heaven-sent suggestion or a whisper from Lady Luck sent him back to a St. Mary’s County retailer and he hooked a $100,000-winning Super Crossword scratch-off. “I was leaving my dad’s house at noon and decided to stop at Burchmart in Leonardtown,” said the...
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Sheriff’s Office Invites Charles County Residents to National Night Out

Sheriff’s Office Invites Charles County Residents to National Night Out

On August 1, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., neighborhoods throughout Charles County are invited to team up with thousands of communities across the country for the 34th Annual National Night Out (NNO). Sheriff Troy Berry and members of the CCSO will join residents to celebrate the community’s alliance against crime, drugs and...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office DUI Arrests for April 2017

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office DUI Arrests for April 2017

The following persons were arrested for DUI by deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office during the month of April 2017 Robinson, Malcolm Jamal 41 of Lexington Park, MD Arrested on 04/04/17 by Deputy J. Smith Quade, Richard Casey 28 of Hollywood, MD Arrested on 04/05/17 by Corporal J. Stone Kiernan, Cathryn P. 26...
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Kitten Thrown From Car? – Sheriff’s Office Investigating Animal Cruelty Case

Kitten Thrown From Car? – Sheriff’s Office Investigating Animal Cruelty Case

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office  is investigating a reported incident where a complainant saw a social media post circulating on Facebook describing an incident that took place on May 19 near La Quinta Inn in California. According to the post, an individual witnessed a subject causing harm to a kitten. The case is being...
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Mechanicsville Woman Caught Shooting Up Heroin in Burger King Parking Lot

Mechanicsville Woman Caught Shooting Up Heroin in Burger King Parking Lot

On Saturday, May 20, 2017, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office  responded to the Burger King located in the 21000 block of Great Mills Rd., Lexington Park, in an attempt to locate a reported missing person. Deputy First Class B. Gaskill found the missing person and Jessica Helen Reed, 22 of Mechanicsville, inside...
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Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 7 – Police Week Memorial Service

Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 7 – Police Week Memorial Service

On Thursday, May 18, the beautiful sound of bagpipes could be heard at the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 7, in Great Mills, as law enforcement officers and lodge members gathered to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. FOP Vice President, Scott Ruest began the ceremony with opening remarks and the introduction...
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Wednesday’s Pet is RUSTY

Wednesday’s Pet is RUSTY

Wednesday’s Pet for 5/24/17 RUSTY Featured Pet: Rusty Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed:  Pug/Beagle Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Rusty is a 1-year-old Puggle.  He is a loyal, loving, and curious boy.  Rusty is a fun boy that gets along great with other dogs.  He...
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Waldorf Man Arrested for Possession of a Handgun and Drugs

Waldorf Man Arrested for Possession of a Handgun and Drugs

On Wednesday, May 17 at approximately 7:10 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office  initiated a traffic stop in the area of Hunt Place and Bannister Circle in Waldorf. As officers approached the car, an odor of marijuana was detected. Further investigation showed the driver was in possession of a loaded handgun, seven...
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12-Year-Old Bicyclist Struck by a Motor Vehicle in Prince Frederick

12-Year-Old Bicyclist Struck by a Motor Vehicle in Prince Frederick

On Monday, May 23, 2017, at approximately 4:07 p.m., deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched  to the area of Calvert Towne Way and Calvert Towne Drive in Prince Frederick for a report of a juvenile bicyclist struck by a motor vehicle. A detailed investigation revealed a vehicle being driven by Robert...
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5th Annual Dragon Boat Festival is Back in North Beach

5th Annual Dragon Boat Festival is Back in North Beach

The Dragon Boats are BACK in North Beach as Calvert County officially kicks off the summer with the 5th Annual Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday June 10th from 9AM – 5PM in North Beach MD. That day, over 5,000 spectators will line the Boardwalk in North Beach to watch as 30 plus teams compete...
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MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital to Host Vendor Fair June 2

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital to Host Vendor Fair June 2

The MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital (MSMH) Auxiliary and Special Activities Committee (SAC) are hosting a Vendor Fair for independent sales representatives this Friday, June 2 (rain date June 9), from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The new event is a co-fundraiser for the two committees open to both the public and hospital associates. When...
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