Calvert News

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Bomb Threat at Courthouse

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Bomb Threat at Courthouse

On Thursday, December 8, 2016, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from a subject that advised there was a bomb in the Prince Frederick courthouse. Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Troopers from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack were dispatched to the court houses. K-9 resources responded, scanned, and...
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Calvert Nature Society Acquires 100+ Acres Next to Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

Calvert Nature Society Acquires 100+ Acres Next to Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

Calvert Nature Society recently acquired more than 100 wooded acres, fields and wetlands, further protecting one of Calvert County’s unique natural habitats. The purchase of the property on Sixes Road effectively doubles the protected area around Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, one of the northernmost stands of bald cypress trees in the country. Learn more...
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Fifth Noose Found at Construction Site of Dominion Cove Point LNG Facility

Fifth Noose Found at Construction Site of Dominion Cove Point LNG Facility

On December 07, 2016 at approximately 11:50 a.m., the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was notified by a representative of Kiewit Construction that a noose had been located on the construction site at the Dominion Cove Point LNG facility in Lusby. This is the 5th such noose that has been found on this site. The...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Common Sense Paid Sick Leave Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Common Sense Paid Sick Leave Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan today announced plans to introduce legislation in the upcoming session of the Maryland General Assembly to provide common sense, balanced paid sick leave benefits that have the potential to cover nearly all working Marylanders without placing an unmanageable burden on job creators. During his remarks at a State House press conference,...
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Regulated Firearm Purchase Application Process Goes On-Line January 1st

Regulated Firearm Purchase Application Process Goes On-Line January 1st

As part of Maryland State Police efforts to improve customer service, the process of applying to purchase a regulated firearm is moving from paper forms filled out by hand, to an on-line automated system expected to increase efficiency and improve the process for both customers and firearms dealers. Beginning January 1, 2017, persons applying...
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Colder Weather Moving In – Stay Warm Safely

Colder Weather Moving In – Stay Warm Safely

Mild temperatures are on the way out and colder temperatures are in our forecast this weekend. The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department (PGFD) is reminding everyone that home fires are more prevalent in cold weather than in any other time of the year. This is due in part to an increase in cooking...
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Wednesday’s Pet is ELVIS

Wednesday’s Pet is ELVIS

Wednesday’s Pet for 1 2-7-16 is ELVIS Featured Pet: ELVIS Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chinese Crested/Terrier Sex: Male Size: Small (9 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 See Procedures on Rescue’s site HERE Elvis is a sweet 3-year-old mix of Chinese Crested and maybe some...
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St. Mary’s Splash this Saturday at Point Lookout State Park; Registration Open

St. Mary’s Splash this Saturday at Point Lookout State Park; Registration Open

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will host the St. Mary’s Splash this Saturday, December 10, at Point Lookout State Park. The Splash is a fun family event open to all residents of St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert Counties. Participants in the St. Mary’s Splash jump into the freezing Patuxent River to raise money...
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DEA Releases 2016 Drug Threat Assessment: Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths Rising at an Alarming Rate

DEA Releases 2016 Drug Threat Assessment: Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths Rising at an Alarming Rate

DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg today announced results from the 2016 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA), which details the extent to which illicit drugs are affecting the United States. Most notably, the 2016 NDTA continues to illuminate the nationwide opioid epidemic, which is fueling a growing heroin user population and resulting in a greater...
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College of Southern Maryland Names Stevenson Foote as New Men’s Lacrosse Coach

College of Southern Maryland Names Stevenson Foote as New Men’s Lacrosse Coach

Stevenson Foote, former coach at St. Mary’s Ryken and Patuxent High School, has been named the new head coach for men’s lacrosse at the College of Southern Maryland. “We are very pleased to have Coach Foote join CSM Athletics as the head coach of our men’s lacrosse team,” said Michelle Ruble, executive director of...
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Challenging Students to Identify, Innovate, Solve

Challenging Students to Identify, Innovate, Solve

College of Southern Maryland students in Dr. Mary Beth Klinger’s Principles of Management course last spring formed teams and with a laser-focus, pinpointed Southern Maryland problems and their potential solutions. “The teams competed and what resulted was a fantastic opportunity for students to experience real-world learning with a focus on being entrepreneurial and socially...
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Two Lusby Men Arrested While Breaking into Multiple Vehicles

Two Lusby Men Arrested While Breaking into Multiple Vehicles

On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, Deputy B. Boerum and other units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were called to Planters Wharf Road, in Lusby, for the report of two (2) male subjects breaking into vehicles. Upon arrival to the area, Deputies spread out in an attempt to locate the suspects. While Deputy Naughton approached...
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Lusby Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Lusby Man Arrested on Drug Charges

On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Deputy M. Trigg of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop, near Oakland Hall Road, in Prince Frederick, on a vehicle travelling with an expired registration. While making contact with one of the occupants, David Gray, 33, of Lusby, he located a cellophane...
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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges for Dunkirk Man

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges for Dunkirk Man

On Monday, November 14, 2016, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Deputy C. Childress of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle he observed crossing the center line several times and not maintaining a constant speed. When he approached the driver, Dante Jones, 28, of Dunkirk, he was not able to...
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Lusby Woman Arrested for Stealing Co-Worker’s Wallet

Lusby Woman Arrested for Stealing Co-Worker’s Wallet

On Saturday, December 3, 2016, Deputy G. Gott of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Roy Roger’s on HG Trueman Road, in Solomons, for the report of a theft. Upon arrival the Manager explained that one of their employee’s stole another co-worker’s wallet and then left the restaurant. Deputy Gott was...
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Huntingtown Man Arrested for Concealed Weapon & Possession of Oxycodone

Huntingtown Man Arrested for Concealed Weapon & Possession of Oxycodone

On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at approximately 11:05 am, Trooper First Class Lewis from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle on Route 4 near Doris Dr. in Owings for traffic violations. The odor of burnt marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed brass knuckles and...
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Lusby Woman Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

Lusby Woman Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

On Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at approximately 2:20 am, Trooper First Class Costello from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle on Route 4 near Mountain Trail in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. Taylor M. Heinl 29 of Lusby demonstrated impairment due to either drugs or alcohol and was arrested for...
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Deer Hunters Have Successful Opening Weekend

Deer Hunters Have Successful Opening Weekend

Hunters reported harvesting 13,488 deer on the opening weekend of the 2016 Maryland firearm season, the state’s most popular hunting season. The harvest represents a 24 percent increase over last year’s estimate of 10,859 for the same period. The total includes 6,159 antlered and 7,329 antlerless deer with sika deer comprising 224 of the...
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No Shave November Raises Money for Calvert County Charities

No Shave November Raises Money for Calvert County Charities

In an effort to raise money for Calvert County Hospice and the Jailhouse Rockers Relay for Life team, Sheriff Mike Evans relaxed the strict grooming standards from November 1st until November 30th in exchange for a $50.00 fine. The Detention Center, Sheriff’s Office, and some private citizens were able to raise just under $3,000...
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Cove Point Road Motorist Advisory for Monday and Tuesday

Cove Point Road Motorist Advisory for Monday and Tuesday

Motorists should be prepared for possible brief traffic delays on Cove Point Road in Lusby early Monday morning, late Monday night and late Tuesday night. Monday, Dec. 5 and Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 · Wide load transports are scheduled for early Monday morning – between 12:01 a.m. and 3 a.m. – and late Monday...
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Calvert County Accepting Applications for Second Annual Recycling Awards Program

Calvert County Accepting Applications for Second Annual Recycling Awards Program

The Calvert County Solid Waste Division is accepting applications for its second annual recycling awards program to recognize individuals, businesses, government agencies and more for recycling ingenuity and results. “This program came out of the gate strong last year and we are excited to again highlight new successes and inspire even more people to...
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Calvert Cliffs Unit 2 Taken Offline

Calvert Cliffs Unit 2 Taken Offline

Calvert Cliffs Unit 2 shut down automatically on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 10:24 p.m. due to a leak of hydraulic fluid in the system that opens and closes turbine steam valves on the non-nuclear side of the plant. All systems responded as designed. Technicians will repair and fully test the system before returning...
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Deputies in Calvert County Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Crash in Sunderland

Deputies in Calvert County Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Crash in Sunderland

On Thursday, December 1, 2016 at approximately 5:11 p.m. Calvert County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of Maryland Route 2 and Federal Oak Drive, in Sunderland for the report of a serious crash. Once on scene deputies observed a 2000 Toyota minivan and a 2013 Infiniti with severe damage as the result of...
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32nd Annual Solomons Christmas Walk – Dec 1st to Dec 3rd, 2016

32nd Annual Solomons Christmas Walk – Dec 1st to Dec 3rd, 2016

Celebrates the spirit of the holidays in Solomons, our festive Chesapeake Bay village. Solomons will be celebrating the 32nd annual Christmas Walk Thursday, December 1st through Saturday, December 3rd, 2016. Events abound for all ages this festive weekend. Stroll our luminaria lit streets, enjoy our holiday decorations and activities. Solomons Christmas Walk is held...
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Otten Named Women’s Lacrosse Coach at CSM

Otten Named Women’s Lacrosse Coach at CSM

The College of Southern Maryland has named Douglas J. Otten as the new head coach of the women’s lacrosse team. He has been coaching for more than a decade in various positions and sports at two Charles County high schools. He was recently the La Plata High School girls varsity lacrosse assistant coach, having...
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