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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 7/7/15

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 7/7/15

  Maryland State Police from the Prince Frederick Barrack are investigating the following incidents. Theft/Shoplifting:     On 6/29/15 at 8:27 pm, Trooper First Class Casarella responded to the Walmart in Prince Frederick for a reported theft.  An unknown suspect was observed by the Asset Protection associate removing two knives and some other hunting equipment from...
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Get Ready for Maryland’s Buy Local Week!

Get Ready for Maryland’s Buy Local Week!

It’s July and Farmers markets around the state are brimming with the bounty of Maryland’s farms. What better time to make a commitment that can make a healthy impact on your diet, lifestyle, and the environment and at the same time give back to your local community. Maryland’s Buy local Week can do just...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 7/7/15

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 7/7/15

During the weeks of June 22 through July 5, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 2,703 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through...
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Summer brings the Storms…

Summer brings the Storms…

Southern Maryland a target for severe weather?? Sure seems that way, every other day we are under some type of weather watch, and with those 2 confirmed tornados in the area- a little too close for comfort. The most common question we insurance professionals face is… Will my claim be covered?? Each loss is...
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“Healthy Babies Are Worth The Wait”

“Healthy Babies Are Worth The Wait”

The Family Birth Center at Calvert Memorial Hospital has been recognized by the Maryland Patient Safety Center, the March of Dimes and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for successfully reducing the number of medically unnecessary early births, giving more babies a healthy start in life. Calvert Memorial developed and implemented policies...
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Food Trailer Fire in Hughesville Ruled Arson

Food Trailer Fire in Hughesville Ruled Arson

On Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 4:11 a.m., firefighters from Hughesville, Benedict, Baden, La PLata, Mechanicville, Prince Frederick, and Waldorf were alerted to report of a fire in the parking lot at Jimmie’s Corner, at 6270 Brandywine Road, Hughesville. Crews arrived on scene to discover a mobile food trailer with fire showing. Fire crews...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 7/6/15

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 7/6/15

  Maryland State Police from the Prince Frederick Barrack are investigating the following incidents Theft:  On 6/22/15 at 11:36 am, Trooper Warrick responded to the 3700 block of Bedford Dr. in North Beach for a domestic dispute in progress.  The parties had ended the dispute prior to Tpr. Warrick’s arrival.  Tony F. Hubbert Jr.,...
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Chesapeake Beach Man Arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Possession of Oxycodone with Intent to Distribute.

Chesapeake Beach Man Arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Possession of Oxycodone with Intent to Distribute.

On June 24 at 9:48 p.m. Deputy C. Idol of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office observed a vehicle being driven erratically that had been called in by a citizen who reported the vehicle had almost hit another vehicle. The vehicle driver turned into the Kmart parking lot and came to a stop.  Idol made...
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Calvert County Emergency Management Division to Test Alert and Notification System Sirens

Calvert County Emergency Management Division to Test Alert and Notification System Sirens

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Emergency Management Division, will conduct a full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout Calvert, St. Mary’s and Dorchester counties on Monday, July 6, 2015, at noon. The full-cycle test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power...
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Southern Maryland Arrests for June, 20 to June, 28 2015

Southern Maryland Arrests for June, 20 to June, 28 2015

According to court documents, the following persons were charged with crimes in Southern Maryland between Saturday, June, 20 to Sunday, June, 28 2015. Arrests for Calvert County – June, 20 to June, 28 2015 Arrests for Charles County – June, 20 to June, 28 2015 Arrests for St. Mary’s County – June, 20 to June,...
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Maryland Bay Game Goes Green!

Maryland Bay Game Goes Green!

Back for its 18th year, the Maryland Bay Game has a newer — greener — look. For the first time, the popular children’s activity booklet is available solely online. Perfect for parents continuing the conservation conversation while engaging with their kids in outdoor play, this new format affords both theoretical and hands-on learning. Kids...
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State Agriculture Departments Orders Stop Sales on Stella and Chewy’s Dog Food Freeze Dried Chicken Patties for Listeria

State Agriculture Departments Orders Stop Sales on Stella and Chewy’s Dog Food Freeze Dried Chicken Patties for Listeria

The Maryland Department of Agriculture has issued a stop sale order on Stella and Chewy’s freeze dried chicken patties dog food, which has tested positive of Listeria monocytogenes. The lot number is: 111-15. The bags will have a use by date of April 23, 2016. Listeria is not only dangerous to dogs, it can...
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Awards Grants to 35 States, District of Columbia for Work on Deadly Bat Disease

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Awards Grants to 35 States, District of Columbia for Work on Deadly Bat Disease

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced grant awards totaling just under $1 million to 35 states and the District of Columbia for white-nose syndrome (WNS) projects. State natural resource agencies will use the funds to support research, monitor bat populations and prepare for and respond to WNS, a disease that afflicts bats. “White-nose syndrome has...
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Prince Frederick Motor Vehicle Accident Under Investigation

Prince Frederick Motor Vehicle Accident Under Investigation

On July 3, 2015, at approximately 9:09 a.m., the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police units were dispatched to an overturned single vehicle automobile crash on Sixes Road, in Prince Frederick just west of Route 2/4. Upon arrival, units observed a blue 2015 Subaru station wagon, lying on its driver’s side partially supported...
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Arrests for Calvert County – June, 20 to June, 28 2015

Arrests for Calvert County – June, 20 to June, 28 2015

According to court documents, the following persons were charged with crimes in Calvert County between Saturday, June, 20 to Sunday, June, 28 2015. Name Charge Date David Layne Anderson False Alarm/Fire:Cause and Mal Dest Prop/Valu $1,000 6/20/2015 Jeremy Michael Jameson Cds:Possess Not Marijuana, Cds:Poss Paraphernalia, and Cds Admin Equip Poss/Dist 6/20/2015 Khristie Ann Johnston...
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Operation Backpack Registration Opens July 3 for Calvert County Families

Operation Backpack Registration Opens July 3 for Calvert County Families

Registration for Children’s Aid, Inc.’s Operation Backpack Program opens July 3, 2015. Calvert County families in need of new backpacks and school supplies for their children can register online at www.TheChildrensAid.org. Participation in this year’s Operation Backpack Program is limited to the first 150 registrants. Approved families will receive an appointment time to pick-up...
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Turtles Pose Dangers for Humans and Pets

Turtles Pose Dangers for Humans and Pets

Turtle races or derbies are part of many Fourth of July celebrations, but the Maryland Department of Natural Resources cautions that these events pose a health risk to captive turtles, wild turtles and human participants. Some turtles raced in derbies are collected from the wild and, if diseased, can infect pet or other wild...
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Solomons Visitor Center Opens Four Days a Week through Thanksgiving

Solomons Visitor Center Opens Four Days a Week through Thanksgiving

The Calvert County Department of Economic Development announces that the Solomons Visitor Information Center will remain open on a limited schedule through Nov. 30, 2015. The Solomons center is located at 14175 Solomons Island Road South. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Knowledgeable staff will be on...
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Don’t Get Steamed With Summer Travel Delays-Call 511

Don’t Get Steamed With Summer Travel Delays-Call 511

In today’s busy world, there’s no time to waste. Whether making the annual vacation sojourn or the daily trip to the office – no one wants to sit in traffic. The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) reminds drivers to take the opportunity to “Know Before You Go” by calling 511 or...
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SHA Suspends All Non-Emergency Construction For July 4th Weekend

SHA Suspends All Non-Emergency Construction For July 4th Weekend

This weekend, thousands of Marylanders and visitors will travel State highways to celebrate the Independence Day holiday weekend. As everyone prepares to enjoy the festivities, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) reminds travelers to drive safely and stay alert for pedestrians walking to and from local events and celebrations.  SHA will...
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Natural Resources Police Urges Safe Boating During Busy July 4th Holiday

Natural Resources Police Urges Safe Boating During Busy July 4th Holiday

After a weekend in which three people died on Maryland waterways, the mission for the Maryland Natural Resources Police this July 4th holiday is simple: fewer boating accidents. The game plan is direct: officers will be going all-out on the state’s waterways, from the Atlantic Ocean to Deep Creek Lake. “Maryland has seen eight...
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UPDATE: Booking Photos Added – Six Men Charged with Solicitation of Prostitution

UPDATE: Booking Photos Added – Six Men Charged with Solicitation of Prostitution

On Thursday June 25, 2015 the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) with assistance from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and the Southern Maryland Information Center (SMIC) conducted an operation targeting Prostitution and Human Trafficking. During the course of the operation police made contact with six adult...
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In Memoriam: Former Calvert County Commissioner William T. Bowen

In Memoriam: Former Calvert County Commissioner William T. Bowen

Former Calvert County Commissioner William T. Bowen passed away June 28. He was 85. Bowen was elected to the Board of County Commissioners for two terms, serving from 1982 to 1990, with five years as board president. Bowen also served as president of the Tri-County Council of Southern Maryland from 1985 to 1987 and...
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School Systems Must Choose More Standardized Tests in the Fall

School Systems Must Choose More Standardized Tests in the Fall

Maryland public school systems will weigh this summer whether to add more standardized testing for 11th grade students in an effort to conform to a new state law that kicks in during the 2015-2016 academic year. They face a choice of whether to add two Common Core-aligned tests to assess college and career readiness,...
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Calvert County Announces Independence Day Schedule

Calvert County Announces Independence Day Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces that county offices will be closed Friday, July 3, 2015, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. In addition: • The county senior centers will be closed and Meals on Wheels will not be delivered Friday, July 3. • There will be no county bus service...
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