Calvert News

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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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. Leonard Woman Arrested After Found Passed Out with a Pocket Full of Pills

St. Leonard Woman Arrested After Found Passed Out with a Pocket Full of Pills

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Deputy T. Rzepkowski of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a check welfare call on several persons passed out inside of a vehicle that was parked at the Park Place Medical Building, in Prince Frederick. Upon investigating Heather Davis, 34, of St. Leonard, was...
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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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Tractor Trailer Accident in Prince Frederick Under Investigation

Tractor Trailer Accident in Prince Frederick Under Investigation

On Monday, May 23, 2017, at approximately 1:52 p.m. a tractor trailer with a load of water, driven by James Bryan of Lexington Park, was traveling eastbound on Maryland Route 231 in the area of Barstow Road, in Prince Frederick. At the same time a 2016 GMC, driven by Patricia Mento of Waldorf, was traveling...
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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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Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration Memorial Day Closings

Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration Memorial Day Closings

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) will close all offices on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. All full-service Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) stations also will close. MVA’s ten self-service VEIP kiosks will remain open and are available 24/7. As part of Governor Hogan’s...
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MVA Honored with Global Award on Driver’s License and Identification Card

MVA Honored with Global Award on Driver’s License and Identification Card

Maryland’s Driver’s License (DL) and Identification Card (ID) has recently been named the recipient of a 2017 Élan Award for Card Manufacturing Excellence. The award honors innovative card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers, and suppliers who support a commitment to design quality, technical innovation, and the future of the global card industry. “Residents, businesses, and law...
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North Beach Man Driving While Suspended Arrested on Drug Charges

North Beach Man Driving While Suspended Arrested on Drug Charges

On May 10, 2017, at approximately 10:30am, Deputy K. Williamson, of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office  conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Skinners Turn Road and Investment Court, in Owings, on a vehicle being driven by Rodney Ward Jr, 34, of North Beach. The Control Center advised that Ward, Jr. has a total...
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Owings Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Dunkirk Walmart

Owings Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Dunkirk Walmart

On Friday, May 12, 2017, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Deputy N. Barger of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Dunkirk Walmart for a reported shoplifting that had just occurred. Upon arrival the store Asset Protection Manager stated that he witnessed a customer, Rachel Boutaugh, 27, of Owings, placing items into her purse...
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Healthy & Safe Swimming Week

Healthy & Safe Swimming Week

National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week runs May 22-28, 2017, the week leading up to Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer. The Secretaries of Maryland’s Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Environment and Natural Resources encourage all Marylanders to take note of swimming safety tips to ensure a safe and healthy swimming...
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Dunkirk Man Arrested for Possession or Heroin in North Beach

Dunkirk Man Arrested for Possession or Heroin in North Beach

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Deputy B. Pounsberry of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office  was alerted that a vehicle traveling northbound on Bayside Road/1st Street, in North Beach, was driving recklessly and nearly caused an accident. He conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Nicholas Catucci, 47, of...
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Lusby Woman Arrested for Possession of Prescription Drugs After Traffic Stop

Lusby Woman Arrested for Possession of Prescription Drugs After Traffic Stop

On May 11, 2017, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Deputy G. Gott of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop, in the area of MD Route 4 and Pardoe Road, in St. Leonard, on a vehicle traveling with a driver’s side headlight out. When speaking with the driver, Collette Jones, 47, of Lusby, he...
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Lusby Man Arrested at Buckets Sports Bar for Disorderly Conduct

Lusby Man Arrested at Buckets Sports Bar for Disorderly Conduct

On Friiday, May 19, 2017, at approximately, 12:30 a.m,. Deputy R. Shrawder of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office observed a patron in the Buckets Sports Bar, in Lusby, become highly intoxicated after consuming numerous drinks throughout the night. Edwin Foote, Jr., 27, of Lusby, was loud, belligerent and became disrespectful towards the bartenders when...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Excel Maryland Initiative to Grow Life Sciences and Cyber Startups

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Excel Maryland Initiative to Grow Life Sciences and Cyber Startups

Governor Larry Hogan today opened Maryland’s inaugural Governor’s Business Summit before a crowd of more than 700 business, education, and community leaders at the Hilton Baltimore. The day-long economic development conference hosted by the Maryland Marketing Partnership highlights the issues and industries driving Maryland’s economy, including developing workforce through innovation training, protecting businesses from...
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Keep Maryland Beautiful Program Awards $160,000 in Grants

Keep Maryland Beautiful Program Awards $160,000 in Grants

Parks & People Foundation’s paid internship program, Branches, received a grant for its work engaging low-income high school students in cleaning neighborhoods, creating green spaces and maintaining parks. The Maryland Environmental Trust has awarded 49 Keep Maryland Beautiful grants totaling over $160,000 to municipalities, nonprofits and schools for beautification projects, community cleanup activities and environmental education programs throughout the state....
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Hogan Administration Launches “Before It’s Too Late” Web Portal to Provide Resources, Raise Awareness of Opioid Crisis

Hogan Administration Launches “Before It’s Too Late” Web Portal to Provide Resources, Raise Awareness of Opioid Crisis

The Hogan-Rutherford administration today launched “Before It’s Too Late,” a new web portal designed to provide resources and raise public awareness of the rapid escalation of the evolving heroin, opioid, and fentanyl crisis in Maryland. “For nearly three years, our administration has been focused on combating the heroin and opioid crisis from every angle, including prevention,...
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Hoyer Statement on Action to Protect Affordable Health Care for Thousands of Marylanders

Hoyer Statement on Action to Protect Affordable Health Care for Thousands of Marylanders

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today after Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh joined with Attorneys General from more than a dozen states in moving to intervene in a lawsuit filed by House Republicans that undercuts the Affordable Care Act: “I am pleased that Attorney General Frosh joined with his fellow Attorneys...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces $83 Million in Student Need-Based Scholarships for 2017-18

Governor Larry Hogan Announces $83 Million in Student Need-Based Scholarships for 2017-18

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that 49,200 Maryland students will receive scholarships totaling $82,764,420 through the Maryland Higher Education Commission. These scholarships represent the 2017-18 initial awarding of the Howard P. Rawlings Education Excellence Award Program, the state’s largest need-based student financial aid program. “Access to higher education is more important now than ever...
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Wednesday’s Pet is KRANK

Wednesday’s Pet is KRANK

Wednesday’s Pet for 5/17/17 KRANK Featured Pet: Krank Rescue Group: Last Chance Animal Rescue Breed: Lab Mix Sex: Male Size: Puppy will get to about 50 lbs Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact Rescue for fee Krank along with many other puppies, dogs, cats and kittens will be available in...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Possession of Ecstasy in Lusby

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Possession of Ecstasy in Lusby

On Sunday, May 14, 2017, at approximately 10:25 p.m., Trooper First Class Davis, from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack, stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Route 4 near HG Trueman Road in Lusby. While talking to the driver, several criminal indicators were observed and a K-9 scan was requested. The...
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Chesapeake Beach Man Arrested for DUI & Possession With Intent to Distribute Heroin

Chesapeake Beach Man Arrested for DUI & Possession With Intent to Distribute Heroin

On Friday, May 12, 2017 at approximately 9:45 a.m., Trooper First Class Barlow, from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded to a single vehicle accident on Ponds Wood Road in Huntingtown. Russell W. Gribble, 35, of Chesapeake Beach, was taken to the hospital for injuries. A search based on Controlled Dangerous Substance...
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Waldorf Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography and Weapons Charges

Waldorf Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography and Weapons Charges

Caleb Andrew Bailey, 31, of Waldorf, pleaded guilty in federal court Monday, May 15, 2017, to illegal possession of unregistered machine guns, unregistered short-barreled rifles, unregistered destructive devices, and possession of child pornography charges. At the time of his arrest, Caleb Andrew Bailey was a Maryland Delegate, selected by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for...
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Annapolis Man in his Underwear Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

Annapolis Man in his Underwear Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

On Sunday, May 14, 2017, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Deputy A. Woodford of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Kent Road, in Sunderland, for the report of a disorderly subject. The complainant advised that the disorderly subject was yelling, screaming, ripped flowers and bushes from a garden and flipped over a table....
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