St. Mary’s News

Final Showing of “The Choice – Risking Your Life for Freedom”

Final Showing of “The Choice – Risking Your Life for Freedom”

Sotterley Plantation’s War of 1812 Living History “The Choice” is now in its final year of the three year National bicentennial commemoration of this war. As a partner of the Raiders & Invaders event taking place in St. Mary’s County during the first weekend in June, showings of “The Choice” will take place at...
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Annual Earth Day Run/Walk in support of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

Annual Earth Day Run/Walk in support of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

Hundreds of participants are expected to join the air station’s annual Earth Day Run/Walk in support of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Thursday, April 24, at the Beach House on base. The day starts with dozens of environmental displays from on- and off-base organizations, to include St. Mary’s County Solid Waste, naval air...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Phoenix

Wednesday’s Pet is Phoenix

Wednesday’s Pet for 04/23/14 is Phoenix Featured Pet: Phoenix Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Silky and Yorkshire Terrier Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (9 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $295.00 See Procedures on Rescue’s site HERE. Phoenix is a 7-year-old Yorkie mix. He is a handsome...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Arrests and Incident Briefs – 4/24/14

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The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the following incidents. DRUG ARREST – On April 19, 2014, Deputy First Class Vezzosi of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office found suspect Justin Scott Roth, 30, of Mechanicsville, asleep in a vehicle which was parked at the Exxon Gas station located at 30100 Three Notch...
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Get Set to Hit the Links for the Verbic Memorial Golf Tournament

Get Set to Hit the Links for the Verbic Memorial Golf Tournament

Golfers from across Southern Maryland are eagerly anticipating the 19th annual Scott Verbic Memorial Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament, put on by the St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks, takes place Friday, June 6 at the Wicomico Shores Golf Course. The event is held in remembrance of Scott Verbic who was a Recreation...
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“Forty” Arrested on Drug Charges in St. Mary’s County

“Forty” Arrested on Drug Charges in St. Mary’s County

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office identified Calverio Terrill Somerville AKA “Forty”, 25 of Lexington Park as a distributor of cocaine. On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 a search and seizure warrant was obtained for two residences, one in Great Mills and one in Lexington Park along with two vehicles. The St. Mary’s...
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California Man Arrested for Domestic Assault

California Man Arrested for Domestic Assault

On Sunday, April 20, 2014, Deputy Wesner of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in California for a domestic assault. The victim alleged Patrick Wayne Donovan, 45, of California, struck them with a bar stool and with his hands. Deputy Wesner observed evidence of injury on the victim. Donovan was...
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Traffic Stop in Lexington Park Leads to Arrest

Traffic Stop in Lexington Park Leads to Arrest

On April 18, 2014, Sergeant Safford of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, assigned to the Lexington Park COPs UNIT, observed a Ford Expedition operating on Pacific Drive with no registration displayed. Sergeant Safford stopped the vehicle and subsequently requested a K9 unit respond for a scan of the vehicle. The K9 alerted on the...
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STEM Students Soar in Flight-Simulator Class

STEM Students Soar in Flight-Simulator Class

The Flight Academy, located at the Dr. James A. Forrest Technology and Career Center in Leonardtown, Maryland, uses a flight-simulator-based classroom. It combines the thrill of flight, aviation missions, game playing and critical thinking to engage St. Mary’s County students in a learning environment that will foster interest in STEM-related careers. This classroom —...
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Attention High School Students: Fire/Rescue Program Seeks Applicants

Attention High School Students: Fire/Rescue Program Seeks Applicants

The Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center’s Fire/Rescue Program is now accepting applicants for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. High School juniors and seniors are eligible to enroll through their respective high school guidance counselors. The program, in conjunction with the University of Maryland’s Fire/Rescue Institute (MFRI), provides the training needed for...
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NAS Pax River Noise Advisory

NAS Pax River Noise Advisory

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place from 7:30-9:30 a.m. April 22-25 and 28-29. Test events include training for realistic flight scenarios including Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP). Testing and training is essential for the precision and safety of our military men and women...
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SMCPS Destination Imagination Teams Advance to Global Finals

SMCPS Destination Imagination Teams Advance to Global Finals

On April 5, 2014 teams from seven schools in St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) participated in the state tournament for Destination Imagination (DI). This was the sixth year the school system had broad representation at the tournament. Over eighty students, representing Leonardtown Elementary, Town Creek Elementary, Chesapeake Public Charter School, Park Hall Elementary,...
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Make Mother’s Day Memorable at Sotterley

Make Mother’s Day Memorable at Sotterley

In honor of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 11, 2014, all mothers will receive the Guided Tour of the 1703 Plantation House at Sotterley Plantation for HALF PRICE on their special day! From noon to 4 p.m., we welcome you and your mother to stroll the blooming Colonial Revival Gardens, walk the plantation grounds...
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Spring into Action, Relaxation with CSM Courses

Spring into Action, Relaxation with CSM Courses

Calvert County Mobile Phone Photography. 6 to 9 p.m., May 6-8, College of Southern Maryland, Building A, Room 204, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Photography instructor Guy Stephens, former president of the Calvert County Photographers Club, will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of mobile phones as cameras and how mobile phones are changing...
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UPDATE: Ridge Man Charged in Killing Dog

UPDATE: Ridge Man Charged in Killing Dog

UPDATE 4/21/14 A criminal summons was issued by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office  on April 20, 2014, Woodburn was charged with Aggravated Cruelty to Animal, Animal Cruelty, and Reckless Endangerment. 4/10/14: On March 12, 2014, Kenneth Allen Woodburn 29 of Ridge, shot and killed “Tank” a 1-year-old pit bull after he claimed the dog...
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UPDATE: Fatal House Fire Ruled Accidental

UPDATE: Fatal House Fire Ruled Accidental

UPDATE - Official Press release from the State Fire Marshal 4/21/14 The Office of the State Fire Marshal has determined the cause of the April 16, 2014 fatal fire. Investigators found an operating burner on the electric stove was on a low setting and came into contact with combustibles that resulted in a fast moving fire...
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MD Rt. 4 Transportation Projects in St. Mary’s County

MD Rt. 4 Transportation Projects in St. Mary’s County

Delivering on the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s commitment to reduce congestion and enhance highway safety in Southern Maryland, Transportation Secretary James T. Smith, Jr. joined area officials to break ground on the northbound MD 4 widening project at MD 235 and activate a traffic signal along MD 4 at Wildewood Parkway in St. Mary’s County. “Thanks...
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Broadband Assessment Initiative Aims to Grow State’s Digital Economy

Broadband Assessment Initiative Aims to Grow State’s Digital Economy

The Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland and the Maryland Broadband Cooperative invite all St. Mary’s County businesses to participate in a broadband business assessment. The Maryland Broadband Cooperative is launching a pilot project in Southern Maryland affording 500 businesses the opportunity to participate in an online assessment and scorecard project to help gauge and...
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Three Men Arrested for Prescription Drugs in St. Mary’s County

Three Men Arrested for Prescription Drugs in St. Mary’s County

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office identified Joseph Claude Birch Jr., 37 of Lexington Park as a distributor of prescription medication. Detectives made undercover purchases of pills that included “oxycodone” and “morphine” from Suspect Birch Jr.. He was subsequently indicted and arrested. ____ Lawrence Edward Keister, 45 of Lexington Park was identified...
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WANTED: Your Unused or Expired Prescription Drugs

WANTED:  Your Unused or Expired Prescription Drugs

The Maryland State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration are partnering to give Marylanders a way to turn in their unwanted or expired prescription drugs before they fall into the wrong hands. In response to the rising concern about prescription abuse, Maryland State Police barracks throughout the state will become collection stations for the...
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Deputy Spit on and Assaulted at Lexington Park Party

Deputy Spit on and Assaulted at Lexington Park Party

On Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 8:45PM, Corporal Watters of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Hermanville Road in Lexington Park for a noise complaint. Corporal Watters requested the music be turned down. Initailly, subjects complied and made an announcement for everyone to leave. However, as Corporal Watters walked toward...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Protective Order Violation

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Protective Order Violation

On Sunday, April 13, 2014, Deputy Cole of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling in the area of Spinnaker Circle in Lexington Park, when he observed the victim seated in a vehicle at the victim’s residence. Deputy Cole then saw, Bobby Raymond Davis, 28, of Lexington Park, standing in front of the same...
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Maryland State Police Arrests, Warrant Services, and DUI Report for St. Mary’s County 4/21/14

Maryland State Police Arrests, Warrant Services, and DUI Report for St. Mary’s County 4/21/14

Maryland State Police from the Leonardtown Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Drug Arrest – On Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 8:47 pm, TFC E. Mersman initiated a traffic stop on a silver truck on Route 5 and Route 246 for a minor traffic infraction. A probable cause search of the vehicle and occupant...
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SMECO 75 Bike Ride to be Held June 7

SMECO 75 Bike Ride to be Held June 7

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) employees are hosting their annual bike ride on June 7, 2014. Three bike routes of 29, 47, and 75 miles start at the co-op’s headquarters in Hughesville and go as far as Colton’s Point in St. Mary’s County. Profits from the bike ride will be donated to the Wounded...
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Contact via Facebook Leads to Arrest

Contact via Facebook Leads to Arrest

On Sunday, April 13, 2014, Deputy Harris of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office made contact with a victim who alleged Francis Xavier Jones, 28, of Lexington Park, contacted the victim in violation of an active peace order. The investigation revealed Jones created a fake Facebook account and used it to contact with victim. Jones...
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