St. Mary’s News

Indian Discovery Day is September 13, 2014

Indian Discovery Day is September 13, 2014

Explore the life ways of Maryland’s first families on Indian Discovery Day, Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Historic St. Mary’s City. You will discover how the Yaocomaco people found everything they needed to live in the water, fields, and forests around them. Learn to shoot with a bow and arrow and imagine hunting for...
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Health Department Seeking Proposals for Healthy Families Initiative in St. Mary’s County

Health Department Seeking Proposals for Healthy Families Initiative in St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Health Department is seeking proposals from organizations credentialed as a provider/site by Healthy Families America to implement the Healthy Families program model for St. Mary’s County families. The national Healthy Families model provides regular home visits from the beginning of pregnancy through the first five years of life for families...
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CSM, (ISC)²® Initiative Bridges Cybersecurity Workforce Gap

CSM, (ISC)²® Initiative Bridges Cybersecurity Workforce Gap

To meet the growing need for information security professionals, the College of Southern Maryland has joined an international initiative with (ISC)²® to establish a joint framework for industry-academic cooperation to bridge the workforce gap between the increasing demand for qualified cybersecurity professionals and the amount of skilled professionals entering the industry. Through the college’s...
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UPDATE: Criminal Celebrates Birthday in Jail Thanks to Crime Solver’s

UPDATE: Criminal Celebrates Birthday in Jail Thanks to Crime Solver’s

UPDATE: It didn’t take long for Lerrel Eric Carey to be captured. After being featured on SMNEWSNET yesterday a tip came into the St. Mary’s County Crime Solver’s that helped put Carey behind bars again. Carey will appear before a judge on Friday, August 29, for a bail hearing. Be sure to check the St. Mary’s...
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Lexington Park Trio Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

Lexington Park Trio Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

On August, 21, 2014, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by members of the Narcotics Support Team, K-9 Unit, and Emergency Services Team, executed a search and seizure warrant at a Lexington Park, MD residence. During a search of the residence, Jeremy Mark Owens 26, and Jeramie Davon Neal 21, both...
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Lexington Park Man Indicted on Drug Charges

Lexington Park Man Indicted on Drug Charges

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Vice/Narcotics Division identified Terry Lee Kent, Jr. 24 of Lexington Park, as a distributor of controlled dangerous substances. During the course of their investigation, detectives made several purchases of cocaine and heroin from Kent. The facts of the investigation were later presented to the Grand Jury...
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Police Raid on Lexington Park Residence Leads to Drug Arrest

Police Raid on Lexington Park Residence Leads to Drug Arrest

On August 21, 2014 detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by members of the Narcotics Support Team, K-9 Unit, and Emergency Services Team, executed a search and seizure warrant at a Lexington Park residence. Located inside the residence was David Andrew Spears 26 of Hollywood, who was wanted on an outstanding...
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Upper Marlboro Man Arrested for Shoplifting at Wal-Mart

Upper Marlboro Man Arrested for Shoplifting at Wal-Mart

On Wednesday, August 27 2014, at approximately 12:13 p.m., Deputy Schultz responded to the Wal-Mart in California, for the report of a shoplifting in progress. The subject later identified as Ronald Gilbert Sweeney 32, of Upper Marlboro was seen by employees of the Wal-Mart pushing a shopping cart of items toward the exit. When...
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NRP Urges Everyone to Put Safety First this Holiday Weekend

NRP Urges Everyone to Put Safety First this Holiday Weekend

The Maryland Natural Resources Police urge everyone this Labor Day holiday to put safety first. “Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer as tens of thousands of residents and visitors head out on the water, relax in our State’s parks and campgrounds, and begin early hunting seasons,” said Colonel George F. Johnson IV,...
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Commissioners Recognize September as Forget Me Not Month

Commissioners Recognize September as Forget Me Not Month

On Tuesday the Commissioners for St. Mary’s County held a proclamation ceremony to recognize September as Forget Me Not month in the county. Members of the Disabled American Veterans, St. Mary’s Chapter 26, were on hand to receive the proclamation. The proclamation recognizes and supports those who have fought for our country in military...
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CSM EMS Students Drill with County Agencies

CSM EMS Students Drill with County Agencies

College of Southern Maryland Emergency Medical Services (EMS) student Meagan McCurry didn’t know what to expect or how she would react during the mass casualty incident (MCI) drill as she mulled over scenarios on her drive to the La Plata Campus Aug. 9. She hoped she would do well. “When we came up to...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and Warrant Services for St. Mary’s County 8/27/14

Maryland State Police Arrests and Warrant Services for St. Mary’s County 8/27/14

Maryland State Police from the Leonardtown Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Drug Arrest/ DUI: On Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 6:48 AM, TFC E. Mersman responded to a disturbance located on the 18000 block of Premier Lane. While enroute to the disturbance, a lookout was given for the male suspect. TFC Mersman observed the suspect’s...
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Millions Worldwide to Go Car-Free or “Car-Lite” on Monday, Sept. 22

Millions Worldwide to Go Car-Free or “Car-Lite” on Monday, Sept. 22

That’s the message that local organizers of Car Free Day 2014 are sending to encourage more Washington area commuters and others who usually drive to give up their car for a day and try walking, bicycling, taking transit, carpooling, or teleworking instead. This year’s Car Free Day is set for Monday, September 22, and...
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Purple Heart Parking Comes to St. Mary’s County

Purple Heart Parking Comes to St. Mary’s County

St. Mary’s County has become the first municipality in Maryland to designate parking spots for veterans injured on the battlefield. SSGT Justin Skotnicki (ret.) and Jason Link, co-founders of the Purple Heart Initiative, joined the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County to debut the first Purple Heart parking spot on the Governmental Center campus in...
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Commissioners Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

Commissioners Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

In honor of the 94th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Commissioners for St. Mary’s County held a ceremony celebrating Women’s Equality Day. Members of the St. Mary’s County Commission for Women were on hand to receive the proclamation. On August 26, 1920 the Woman Suffrage Amendment was...
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Lexington Park man Arrested Again on Drug Charges

Lexington Park man Arrested Again on Drug Charges

On Friday, August 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm, Trooper B. Ditoto of the Maryland State Police initiated a traffic stop on a silver truck on St. John’s Road and Narrow Way for a minor traffic infraction. The driver, Jake Allen Clark, 24, of Lexington Park, was placed under arrest for three open warrants through...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Francis

Wednesday’s Pet is Francis

Wednesday’s Pet for 8/27/14 is Francis Featured Pet: Francis Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Francis is a 10-year-old, sweet girl who thinks she is a puppy. Francis has tried desperately in rescue to get the...
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Earn Your Gold Star for Bus Safety

Earn Your Gold Star for Bus Safety

School buses are still the safest way to transport our children back and forth to school, and troopers want you to earn your gold star because school bus safety is everyone’s responsibility. In Maryland, over 600,000 students begin and end their school day with a trip on a school bus. Studies show the bus...
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Baltimore Man Arrested for Theft Over $10,000 and Burglary

Baltimore Man Arrested for Theft Over $10,000 and Burglary

On March 27, 2014 Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to a business located in Mechanicsville, Maryland for the report of a burglary. The victim/owner stated unknown person(s) forced entry to his business and stole several pieces of equipment. The Criminal Investigations Division was contacted and assumed the investigation. Following a lengthy investigation, detectives were...
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UPDATE: Lusby Woman Charged With Attempted Murder

UPDATE: Lusby Woman Charged With Attempted Murder

On Friday August 15th at 1:30 a.m. Troopers from the Maryland State Police responded to 45000 block of Halsey Court in San Souci for the report of a stabbing.

While police units were responding to the scene, the Emergency Communications Center stated the victim was a St. Mary's Hospital with multiple stab wounds....
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Ice Cream Bandits Busted in Checkers Burglary

Ice Cream Bandits Busted in Checkers Burglary

On Monday, August 25, 2014 at approximately 3:45a.m., Deputy Lefave responded to an interior intrusion alarm at the Checkers on Miramar Way in California. Dep. Lefave approached the building on foot and observed two subjects inside the establishment with white cloths over their faces and they appeared to be opening cabinets and drawers. Two additional...
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Letter to the Editor – In defense of the County Commissioners.

Letter to the Editor – In defense of the County Commissioners.

In defense of the County Commissioners. Is it entirely the fault of the County Commissioners that teaching salaries have stagnated? What could drive them to neglect the current pay of teachers? With the advent of casino money dedicated to the schools there should be plenty to provide equitable pay to our teachers. The 2012...
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Ramos and Soucoup Arrested for Assaults and Armed Robbery

Ramos and Soucoup Arrested for Assaults and Armed Robbery

On Thursday August 14th the evening before Marissa Ramos stabbed a woman in Lexington Park, she and Steven Paul Soucoup of Lusby agreed to purchase percocet/oxycodone pills from a female in Calvert County. Soucoup arranged for Ramos and the female selling the pills to meet in the parking lot of the County First Bank...
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Two Burglary Suspects Caught in California

Two Burglary Suspects Caught in California

On Monday August 25, 2014 at approximately 4:00 a.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Checkers on Miramar Way in California, for the report of a burglar alarm. Once on the scene it was discovered that at least 2 suspects had broken into the fast food restaurant. The suspects...
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Reapers in Red Coats: The Ghosts of Sotterley 1814

Reapers in Red Coats: The Ghosts of Sotterley 1814

This year’s Ghosts of Sotterley, “Reapers in Red Coats: The Ghosts of Sotterley 1814” will run on October 17, 18, 23, 24 & 25 with first performances beginning at 7:00 p.m. Prepare to encounter both the earthly inhabitants of the era and those not of this earth on this historical and spooky outdoor walking...
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