St. Mary’s News

Maryland State Park Passes for 2018 Now Available

Maryland State Park Passes for 2018 Now Available

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers access to outdoor opportunities for everyone, and right now is an ideal time to get passes for entry to public lands for 2018. The Maryland State Park & Trail Passport available now provides park access through Dec. 31, 2018 — meaning extra usage time for the year-long pass if purchased before...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces November Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces November Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following November monthly promotions and reminders: Adopt-A-Senior Month (Wednesday, Nov. 1- Thursday, Nov. 30)  During the month of November, adoption fees will be reduced for cats and dogs 5 years and older. The adoption fee is reduced to $90 for senior dogs and $15 for...
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VIDEO: Fire Destroys Pickup Truck in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Fire Destroys Pickup Truck in Lexington Park

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, at approximately 7:15 p.m., police and firefighters responded to Quatman Road, in Lexington Park for the report of a vehicle fire. Emergency personnel arrived on scene to find a pickup truck in the travel portion of the roadway with the engine compartment engulfed in flames. Firefighters worked quickly to...
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VIDEO: Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating Robbery of California Liquor Store

VIDEO: Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating Robbery of California Liquor Store

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the persons pictured. On Saturday, October 14, 2017 at approximately 9:00 p.m., the suspects entered the Lexington Villiage Wine & Spirits store located at 46400 Lexington Way #103, California, and split up. Suspect #2 gained the clerks attention when he dropped a bottle...
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Patuxent River Naval Air Museum to Host Car Show

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum to Host Car Show

Join the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on Sunday, October 29 from  12 p.m. – 5 p.m., for a day of “American Muscle”! The museum will be hosting a car show with the cars integrated with the aircraft on the flightline. Registration is open to anyone. Museum members are $15 and non-members are $20 to...
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Maryland Continues Commitment to ‘Every Kid in a Park’

Maryland Continues Commitment to ‘Every Kid in a Park’

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources once again is partnering with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Every Kid in a Park program, which provides fourth-grade children and their families free admission to Maryland state parks along with national parks and other federal lands across the country. The purpose of the Every Kid in a Park effort...
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64 Arrested in Calvert County Sheriff’s Department Warrant Sweep

64 Arrested in Calvert County Sheriff’s Department Warrant Sweep

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted its Annual Warrant Initiative from October 9th-12th, 2017. During this Initiative, the CCSO was assisted by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, the Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office, the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office, the Maryland State Police, the Calvert County Detention Center,...
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St. Mary’s County Man Sentenced to 23 Years in Federal Prison for Multiple Robberies

St. Mary’s County Man Sentenced to 23 Years in Federal Prison for Multiple Robberies

Quantaz Lamar Shields, 30, of Leonardtown, was sentenced on October 18, 2017, by the United States District Judge Paul W. Grimm to 23 years of imprisonment for committing four armed robberies in St. Mary’s County, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to those robberies. The sentence was announced by Acting United States Attorney...
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WANTED – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Escape

WANTED – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Escape

On October 16, 2017, inmate David Logan Scopin, 32 of Waldorf, left a treatment facility, in violation of his pre-trial commitment. Scopin, was last seen operating a black 2003, Pontiac Sunbird. Scopin’s last known address is in Waldorf, and he also has family in Baltimore. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det....
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St. Mary’s County – Missing Juvenile – Elver Bentura Paniagua-Castellanos

St. Mary’s County – Missing Juvenile – Elver Bentura Paniagua-Castellanos

Elver Bentura Paniagua-Castellanos, age 17, was last seen in the Great Mills area. The missing juvenile is 5’8 and weighs 125lbs. At this time no critical factors are known, and Paniagua-Castellanos may be traveling to Georgia, where he has family. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Hulse at (301) 475-4200 ext *1996...
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La Plata Man Violating Protective Order Six Times Leads to Arrest for Motorcycle Theft

La Plata Man Violating Protective Order Six Times Leads to Arrest for Motorcycle Theft

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, a female victim contacted the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and reported to Detective D. Savoy, that she received a phone call from Fredrick Stephen Foote, 51, of La Plata. Foote told her, he wanted to come to her home and pick up his motorcycles from her shed, and told...
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Chesapeake Beach Man Arrested at Abner’s Crab House

Chesapeake Beach Man Arrested at Abner’s Crab House

On October 8, 2017 at approximately 9:45 p.m., Deputy Livingston of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was working part time security at Abner’s Crab House in Chesapeake Beach and was made aware of a disorderly subject near the bar. Deputy Livingston observed the male, later identified as Tony Reynolds, 46, of Chesapeake Beach, walking...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested at Wedding Party

Mechanicsville Man Arrested at Wedding Party

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, Cpl. Carberry from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 27000 block of Cox Drive, in Mechanicsville, for a report of a disturbance. When police arrived at the address they determined a wedding party being held at the residence. They were notified that a person was causing...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Friska

Wednesday’s Pet is Friska

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/18/2017 is Friska Featured Pet: Friska Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Tree Walker Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Friska is a big goofball. She will do best in a home as the only dog and without cats. Friska is looking for...
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Stoney’s Seafood Break-In by Heroin User

Stoney’s Seafood Break-In by Heroin User

On Saturday, September 9, 2017 at approximately 1:20 a.m. Trooper Pitcher from the Leonardtown Barrack responded to Stoney’s Seafood House in Hollywood for a reported burglar alarm. Upon arrival, Troopers observed a male laying on the floor, in front of the front door, inside the establishment. The subject appeared to be asleep. The suspect...
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Mississippi Man Uses Screwdriver in Lexington Park Assault

Mississippi Man Uses Screwdriver in Lexington Park Assault

On Friday, August 25, 2017 Deputy Foor of the St. Mary’s County Sherriff Office responded to Liberty Street, in Lexington Park for a reported assault involving a knife. Upon Deputy Foor’s arrival he observed two male subjects actively involved in a physical and verbal altercation. Deputies ordered both parties to separate and get onto...
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Lexington Park Man Assaults Girlfriend Then Crashes Into Car

Lexington Park Man Assaults Girlfriend Then Crashes Into Car

On Friday, August 18, 2017 Deputy Tirpak of the St. Mary’s County Sherriff Office responded to Winters Lane, in Leonardtown, for the reported domestic assault. Upon arrival, the victim advised police her live-in boyfriend, Conrad Olander Robinson, 36, of Leonardtown, had an argument because he had another female in his vehicle the day before, and...
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UPDATE: The History of Dyson’s SpongeBob in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: The History of Dyson’s SpongeBob in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 10/16/2017: SpongeBob is all dressed up for Halloween, he’s dressed as Nintendo character Mario. He has a Piranha Plant and a mushroom person out there with him. Stop by and see him soon, who knows how long it will take until Santa shows up. UPDATE 12/1/2016: SpongeBob has his Santa Claus Suit on, stop...
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Police Investigating Late Night Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

Police Investigating Late Night Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

On Sunday, October 15, 2017, at approximately 10:30 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to a motor vehicle collision on Three Notch Road at the intersection of Pegg Road, in Lexington Park. The crash involved three vehicles. Two patients were transported to an area trauma center by a Maryland State Police helicopter. Deputies...
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St. Mary’s County Detention Center Inmates Charged After Fight Over Phone

St. Mary’s County Detention Center Inmates Charged After Fight Over Phone

On Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Deputy Budd of the St. Mary’s County Sherriff Office responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for report of an assault. Upon arrival Budd interviewed the victim who reported, she was physically assaulted by Nicole Middleton, 31, of California. The victim was identified as Sheila Wagner, 24, of...
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St. Mary’s County MetCom Warns Customers to Avoid Phone Scams

St. Mary’s County MetCom Warns Customers to Avoid Phone Scams

MetCom has been alerted that some of our customers may have been the target of phone scams. Scammers may identify themselves as MetCom employees and demand prepaid debit cards in order to avoid having water service cut off. These phone scammers can make MetCom’s name appear on a customer’s caller ID. MetCom does not...
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State Moves to Allow Increased Imports of Egg-Bearing Female Crabs, Worrying Some Crabbers

State Moves to Allow Increased Imports of Egg-Bearing Female Crabs, Worrying Some Crabbers

Responding to pleas from Maryland crab processors suffering from a depressed harvest this year, a state advisory group is proposing to relax a regulation that could allow importing nearly twice as many egg-bearing female crabs for crabmeat. But some Maryland crabbers object, warning that the move would undercut their income and endanger the future...
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Dozens of New Maryland Laws Went into Effect Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

Dozens of New Maryland Laws Went into Effect Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

The following laws approved by the Maryland General Assembly this year went into effect on Sunday Oct. 1, 2017. The list contains bill numbers and links to the legislation and legislative history. PUBLIC HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT: Ban on fracking: After a two-year moratorium, the state will prohibit the hydraulic fracturing of a well for the production of...
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Fall Foliage and Festival Report October 14 – 15

Fall Foliage and Festival Report October 14 – 15

Welcome to the Fall Foliage and Festival Report for the weekend of Oct. 14 and 15, brought to you by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Office of Tourism. Garrett County’s biggest event of the year, the Autumn Glory Festival, is underway in Oakland and other locations throughout the county. Highlights of the festival include the...
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Early Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Set to Begin

Early Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Set to Begin

The first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season opens statewide Oct. 19. This is one of several deer hunting opportunities offered in the state and typically coincides with pleasant fall weather. The early muzzleloader season runs from Oct. 19-21 in Deer Management Regions A and B. Region A consists of Garrett, Allegany and western...
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