St. Mary’s News

VIDEO: Early Morning Fire Destroys Trailer in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Early Morning Fire Destroys Trailer in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at approximately 2:00 a.m., firefighters from Bay District, Hollywood, Leonardtown, Valley Lee, Ridge and the Patuxent River Naval Air Station Fire Department responded to a trailer fire in Lexington Park. First responding units arrived on scene to discover a single trailer on Ace Lane, with heavy fire and smoke...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Need Help Identifying Theft Suspect

Police in St. Mary’s County Need Help Identifying Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On March 30, 2018, at the Walmart store located on Miramar Way, in California, the pictured suspect picked up $300 which fell from the victim’s purse. The suspect then left the store with the money. Anyone with information about the...
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Police in Lexington Park Seeking Information of Weis Markets Shoplifter

Police in Lexington Park Seeking Information of Weis Markets Shoplifter

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On April 5, 2018, at the Weis Markets store, located in St. Mary’s Square, in Lexington Park, the pictured suspect placed items in a bag, and left the business without purchasing the items. Anyone with information on the identity of...
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SMECO Honors Region’s Outstanding Math, Science, and STEM Teachers

SMECO Honors Region’s Outstanding Math, Science, and STEM Teachers

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) worked with the school systems of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties to select and honor 20 educators with Outstanding Teacher awards for their leadership in the fields of mathematics, science, technology, and engineering. Receiving awards this year were nine math teachers, six science teachers, and five STEM (science,...
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Drug Raid in Clements Nets Three Arrests and Over $45,000 in Suspected Cocaine, Crack, Suboxone and Marijuana

Drug Raid in Clements Nets Three Arrests and Over $45,000 in Suspected Cocaine, Crack, Suboxone and Marijuana

Detectives with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division, identified Reginald “Ricky” A. Price, age 52 of Clements, as a distributor of controlled dangerous substances, (CDS). Search and seizure warrants were obtained for his residence and a neighboring residence on Horseshoe Road in Clements. The search warrants were executed on Thursday, April 19,...
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All Electronic Tolls Coming in MD in Next Few Years; Cash Phasing Out

All Electronic Tolls Coming in MD in Next Few Years; Cash Phasing Out

The Maryland Transportation Authority is exploring phasing out all cash toll booths across the state. Today, tolls are collected three ways: by cash, or electronically, by either an E-ZPass transponder or by video tolling — when the state uses a license-plate photo and mails drivers their bill. Transportation officials say that the transition to...
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A Few Photos from the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Leonardtown High School

A Few Photos from the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Leonardtown High School

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was honored to be a part of the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Leonardtown High School. The Special Olympics offer year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities. The Special Olympics provide athletes...
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Governor Hogan Endorses Jack Bailey In Senate District 29

Governor Hogan Endorses Jack Bailey In Senate District 29

Governor Larry Hogan announced his endorsement of Jack Bailey for the Republican Party nomination in Senate District 29. “Southern Maryland needs a fighter like Jack Bailey in the Maryland Senate,” Governor Hogan said. “Unfortunately, the incumbent has consistently sided against our administration and against the people of Southern Maryland on important issues. Unlike his...
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Two New Lottery Claiming Locations Arrive as Lanham Office Closes

Two New Lottery Claiming Locations Arrive as Lanham Office Closes

Maryland Lottery players will have two new claiming locations with substantially expanded hours beginning Monday, April 30. The Lottery’s Lanham Claims Center will close permanently at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 27. But starting on the following Monday, April 30, Lottery players with winning tickets valued up to $25,000 can claim prizes by visiting...
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VIDEO: Fire that Destroyed River’s Edge Restaurant in Benedict Caused by Discarded Smoking Materials

VIDEO: Fire that Destroyed River’s Edge Restaurant in Benedict Caused by Discarded Smoking Materials

4/20/2018 @ 9:20 p.m.: The Office of the State Fire Marshal reports, the fire at River’s Edge Restaurant, in Benedict was the result of a smoking materials station igniting on the exterior of the building. The fire spread to nearby combustible materials before extending to the building. Employees of the establishment smelled smoke and discovered...
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UPDATE: Victim’s Name Released in Lexington Park Homicide

UPDATE: Victim’s Name Released in Lexington Park Homicide

UPDATE 4/19/2018 @ 5:20 p.m.: Evidence indicates the victim, Britain Jeremy Gill, age 29, of Lexington Park, and the suspect, who at this time is not identified, had a confrontation. During the confrontation, the victim sustained a gunshot wound from a shotgun; the victim later succumbed to his injuries at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Anyone...
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Student Arrested After Two Other Students Overdosed on Pot Brownies Sold to Them at Great Mills High School

Student Arrested After Two Other Students Overdosed on Pot Brownies Sold to Them at Great Mills High School

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Great Mills High School, in Great Mills, a school employee became aware a student was ill and possibly suffering from an overdose, due to eating a brownie which contained THC/CBG, which is derived from marijuana plants. Corporal Kristi Nelson from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was notified...
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St. Mary’s County Cook Claims $50,000 Scratch-Off Prize

St. Mary’s County Cook Claims $50,000 Scratch-Off Prize

Sheane Ambos of Great Mills, was at a crossroads in his life the day he decided to fill his gas tank and catch up with friends at Pegg Road Shell in Lexington Park. The restaurant cook left with a $50,000 cash infusion that will help him take the steps to advance his career, courtesy...
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Eight-Year-Old Brings Loaded Semi-Automatic Handgun to Park Hall Elementary School

Eight-Year-Old Brings Loaded Semi-Automatic Handgun to Park Hall Elementary School

On April 18, 2018, deputies and detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, along with Special Agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, (NCIS), responded to Park Hall Elementary School located on Hermanville Road, in Park Hall, for the report of a student with a handgun. Upon arrival officers made contact with a...
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Fourth Maryland Patient Taken to Hospital with Bleeding From ‘Fake Weed’

Fourth Maryland Patient Taken to Hospital with Bleeding From ‘Fake Weed’

The Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Poison Center have reported the fourth hospitalization in Maryland from individuals experiencing risk of severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids, which are often called Spice, K2, Bliss, Scooby Snax, or fake weed. Clinical signs include bruising, nosebleeds, bleeding of the gums, bleeding out of proportion to...
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Senate GOP Leader Endorses Steve Waugh

Senate GOP Leader Endorses Steve Waugh

Senate Minority Leader J.B. Jennings (R, Baltimore and Harford Counties), announced the GOP Caucus endorsement of Senator Steve Waugh: “He’s a vital part of it…As minority leader, I work with Waugh, and that’s who I’ll be working for in the election.” Last week, a press release from the Governor’s office regarding candidates for State...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Host Prescription Drug Take Back Day

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Host Prescription Drug Take Back Day

On Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the St. Mary’s County Health Department will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Annabelle

Wednesday’s Pet is Annabelle

Wednesday’s Pet for 4-18-18 Annabelle Featured Pet: Annabelle Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: Shepard Mix Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Annabelle is a 2-year-old Rat Terrier. She loves long walks and being with her people. Annabelle is crate trained, housebroken and gets along great...
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Ridge Man Arrested After Pulling Gun During Road Rage Incident

Ridge Man Arrested After Pulling Gun During Road Rage Incident

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, St. Mary’s County Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a phone call from a female victim advising a male in a dark colored work van pulled a gun on her and a male victim while on Route 235 in the area of Trapp Road in St. Inigoes. The victim followed...
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Father and Son Charged in Arson of Recreational Vehicle

Father and Son Charged in Arson of Recreational Vehicle

A Deputy State Fire Marshal has served a criminal summons to two men involved in setting fire to a recreational vehicle in Charlotte Hall. The RV is owned by Daniel Leon Lindsey, Sr. On March 5, 2018, at approximately 6:43 pm, firefighters from Newburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a one alarm fire located...
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New Atlantic Test Ranges High-Security Operations Center Dedicated at Pax River

New Atlantic Test Ranges High-Security Operations Center Dedicated at Pax River

The long-awaited ribbon cutting for a new high-security operations center at the Atlantic Test Ranges (ATR) took place March 27 before a group of Navy officials and distinguished visitors at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Leslie Taylor, executive director of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, wielded the giant ceremonial scissors for the...
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Child Safety Seat Check to be Held April 19th in St. Mary’s County

Child Safety Seat Check to be Held April 19th in St. Mary’s County

On April 19, 2018, at the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, located at 21685 FDR Boulevard, in Lexington Park, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a Child Safety Seat Check. The event will be from 3 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. The safety seat check is open to citizens who do not...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Reminds Citizens of ATV Operations & Off-Road Vehicles Laws

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Reminds Citizens of ATV Operations & Off-Road Vehicles Laws

As the warm weather approaches, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office experiences increases in complaints of persons illegally operating unregistered motorcycles, dirt bikes, golf carts, off-road and all-terrain vehicles (ATV’s) on roadways and private property. The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens the Maryland Transportation Article prohibits the operation of an unregistered motor vehicle on...
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Papa John’s Pizza and Foundation 4 Heroes organize “Take A Stance Against Bullying”

Papa John’s Pizza and Foundation 4 Heroes organize “Take A Stance Against Bullying”

On Saturday, May 5th 2018, from 11am-2pm Papa John’s Pizza and Foundation 4 Heroes will host their inaugural “Take A Stance Against Bullying” event for the community at the Charlotte Hall Square Shopping Center at 30320 Triangle Dr. in Charlotte Hall. Moon bounces, music, vendors, face painting, premium frozen yogurt, pizza, food and drinks...
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Solomons Maritime Festival Scheduled for May 5

Solomons Maritime Festival Scheduled for May 5

Celebrate Southern Maryland heritage on Saturday, May 5 at the Calvert Marine Museum’s 13th annual Solomons Maritime Festival. Antique boats and marine engines, master maritime carvers, crafts and cooking demonstrations, traditional music, and boat rides offer something for every member of the family from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission to the festival and...
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