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Bryans Road Safeway to Close Doors in May 2018

Bryans Road Safeway to Close Doors in May 2018

The recent announcement that Safeway will close their store in Bryans Road came as a surprise – a very bad surprise, to be sure. There was no hint or warning, just some social media buzz over the weekend that we – the economic development department – set about to confirm first thing Monday morning....
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Man with Loaded Handgun

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Man with Loaded Handgun

On Monday, April 23, 2018, at approximately at 5:00 p.m., Narcotics investigators from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office received information about a male who was possibly in possession of a handgun at a fast food business in the 1100 block of Smallwood Drive West. Officers arrived and observed a man fitting the suspect’s description....
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Waldorf Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

Waldorf Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

On Friday, April, 20th, 2018, at approximately 7:50 p.m., Trooper First Class K. Jeans and Trooper C. Hunt, from from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack conducted a traffic stop on Timberbrook Drive, in Waldorf on a silver Volvo for the driver not wearing a seatbelt. Upon making contact with the operator, Keanetria Daishun...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Need Help Identifying Theft Suspect

Police in St. Mary’s County Need Help Identifying Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On March 30, 2018, at the Walmart store located on Miramar Way, in California, the pictured suspect picked up $300 which fell from the victim’s purse. The suspect then left the store with the money. Anyone with information about the...
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Police in Lexington Park Seeking Information of Weis Markets Shoplifter

Police in Lexington Park Seeking Information of Weis Markets Shoplifter

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On April 5, 2018, at the Weis Markets store, located in St. Mary’s Square, in Lexington Park, the pictured suspect placed items in a bag, and left the business without purchasing the items. Anyone with information on the identity of...
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SMECO Honors Region’s Outstanding Math, Science, and STEM Teachers

SMECO Honors Region’s Outstanding Math, Science, and STEM Teachers

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) worked with the school systems of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties to select and honor 20 educators with Outstanding Teacher awards for their leadership in the fields of mathematics, science, technology, and engineering. Receiving awards this year were nine math teachers, six science teachers, and five STEM (science,...
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Drug Raid in Clements Nets Three Arrests and Over $45,000 in Suspected Cocaine, Crack, Suboxone and Marijuana

Drug Raid in Clements Nets Three Arrests and Over $45,000 in Suspected Cocaine, Crack, Suboxone and Marijuana

Detectives with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division, identified Reginald “Ricky” A. Price, age 52 of Clements, as a distributor of controlled dangerous substances, (CDS). Search and seizure warrants were obtained for his residence and a neighboring residence on Horseshoe Road in Clements. The search warrants were executed on Thursday, April 19,...
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All Electronic Tolls Coming in MD in Next Few Years; Cash Phasing Out

All Electronic Tolls Coming in MD in Next Few Years; Cash Phasing Out

The Maryland Transportation Authority is exploring phasing out all cash toll booths across the state. Today, tolls are collected three ways: by cash, or electronically, by either an E-ZPass transponder or by video tolling — when the state uses a license-plate photo and mails drivers their bill. Transportation officials say that the transition to...
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Calvert County Students Help Effort to Restore Oyster Habitat

Calvert County Students Help Effort to Restore Oyster Habitat

Students at one Calvert County school are getting their hands dirty by helping with habitat enhancement and oyster restoration. Fifty students, along with a dozen parents and faculty at Tidewater School in Huntingtown are assisting the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Artificial Reef Initiative by creating several cement reef balls that will be dropped to the...
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A Few Photos from the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Leonardtown High School

A Few Photos from the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Leonardtown High School

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was honored to be a part of the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Leonardtown High School. The Special Olympics offer year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities. The Special Olympics provide athletes...
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Three Men Charged with Home Invasion in Lusby

Three Men Charged with Home Invasion in Lusby

On Friday, March 16th, 2018, at approximately 3:10 a.m., Calvert County Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to 959 Golden West Way in the Lusby area of Calvert County for the report of a home invasion. Detective Mudd of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau was notified of the Home Invasion and responded...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/23/2018 to 4/27/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/23/2018 to 4/27/2018

During the week of April 23, to April 27, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warns of IRS Scam

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warns of IRS Scam

On April 13 at 2 p.m., an unknown suspect called the victim in Charles County on her cellular telephone stating he worked for the Internal Revenue Service. He told the victim she owed back taxes and that she could avoid paying a fine simply by purchasing gift cards and providing him with the card...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Armed Robbery in Waldorf

Police in Charles County Investigating Armed Robbery in Waldorf

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 5:52 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a convenience store in the 2000 block of Smallwood Drive West, in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation showed a woman entered the store and walked around for approximately 30 minutes. She then walked up...
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Governor Hogan Endorses Jack Bailey In Senate District 29

Governor Hogan Endorses Jack Bailey In Senate District 29

Governor Larry Hogan announced his endorsement of Jack Bailey for the Republican Party nomination in Senate District 29. “Southern Maryland needs a fighter like Jack Bailey in the Maryland Senate,” Governor Hogan said. “Unfortunately, the incumbent has consistently sided against our administration and against the people of Southern Maryland on important issues. Unlike his...
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Two New Lottery Claiming Locations Arrive as Lanham Office Closes

Two New Lottery Claiming Locations Arrive as Lanham Office Closes

Maryland Lottery players will have two new claiming locations with substantially expanded hours beginning Monday, April 30. The Lottery’s Lanham Claims Center will close permanently at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 27. But starting on the following Monday, April 30, Lottery players with winning tickets valued up to $25,000 can claim prizes by visiting...
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Speed Camera Locations for Calvert County

Speed Camera Locations for Calvert County

The Calvert County Safety for Students Speed Enforcement Program is in effect year round. The speed cameras will be moved randomly between the school zones. Currently those cameras are located near Mill Creek Middle, Windy Hill Middle, and Northern Middle schools. In the next week the Mill Creek Middle camera will be moved to...
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VIDEO: Fire that Destroyed River’s Edge Restaurant in Benedict Caused by Discarded Smoking Materials

VIDEO: Fire that Destroyed River’s Edge Restaurant in Benedict Caused by Discarded Smoking Materials

4/20/2018 @ 9:20 p.m.: The Office of the State Fire Marshal reports, the fire at River’s Edge Restaurant, in Benedict was the result of a smoking materials station igniting on the exterior of the building. The fire spread to nearby combustible materials before extending to the building. Employees of the establishment smelled smoke and discovered...
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UPDATE: Victim’s Name Released in Lexington Park Homicide

UPDATE: Victim’s Name Released in Lexington Park Homicide

UPDATE 4/19/2018 @ 5:20 p.m.: Evidence indicates the victim, Britain Jeremy Gill, age 29, of Lexington Park, and the suspect, who at this time is not identified, had a confrontation. During the confrontation, the victim sustained a gunshot wound from a shotgun; the victim later succumbed to his injuries at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Anyone...
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Student Arrested After Two Other Students Overdosed on Pot Brownies Sold to Them at Great Mills High School

Student Arrested After Two Other Students Overdosed on Pot Brownies Sold to Them at Great Mills High School

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Great Mills High School, in Great Mills, a school employee became aware a student was ill and possibly suffering from an overdose, due to eating a brownie which contained THC/CBG, which is derived from marijuana plants. Corporal Kristi Nelson from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was notified...
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Police in Calvert County Save Life of Suicidal Subject

Police in Calvert County Save Life of Suicidal Subject

Troopers from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack saved the life of a man threatening to jump from the third story of an apartment complex. Shortly after 9:00 a.m., on April 17, 2018, troopers from the Price Frederick Barrack responded to the 200 block of Shore Acres Way in Prince Frederick, for the...
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St. Mary’s County Cook Claims $50,000 Scratch-Off Prize

St. Mary’s County Cook Claims $50,000 Scratch-Off Prize

Sheane Ambos of Great Mills, was at a crossroads in his life the day he decided to fill his gas tank and catch up with friends at Pegg Road Shell in Lexington Park. The restaurant cook left with a $50,000 cash infusion that will help him take the steps to advance his career, courtesy...
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19-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in Pomfret

19-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in Pomfret

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at approximately 11:25 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a single motor vehicle crash on Marshalls Corner Road near Hole Shot Place in Pomfret. A preliminary investigation showed the driver of a Dodge pick-up truck was traveling south on Marshalls Corner Road...
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Eight-Year-Old Brings Loaded Semi-Automatic Handgun to Park Hall Elementary School

Eight-Year-Old Brings Loaded Semi-Automatic Handgun to Park Hall Elementary School

On April 18, 2018, deputies and detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, along with Special Agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, (NCIS), responded to Park Hall Elementary School located on Hermanville Road, in Park Hall, for the report of a student with a handgun. Upon arrival officers made contact with a...
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Fourth Maryland Patient Taken to Hospital with Bleeding From ‘Fake Weed’

Fourth Maryland Patient Taken to Hospital with Bleeding From ‘Fake Weed’

The Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Poison Center have reported the fourth hospitalization in Maryland from individuals experiencing risk of severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids, which are often called Spice, K2, Bliss, Scooby Snax, or fake weed. Clinical signs include bruising, nosebleeds, bleeding of the gums, bleeding out of proportion to...
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