St. Mary’s News

Pax River Sailors Join ‘Friends’ to Clean Up State Park

Pax River Sailors Join ‘Friends’ to Clean Up State Park

A group of Sailors from NAS Patuxent River joined high school and community volunteers for a Friends of St. Clements Bay cleanup effort at Newtowne Neck State Park in Leonardtown April 8. Sailors arrived around 8:30 a.m. and worked past noon cutting and removing rusted wire fencing and trash to help clean up a...
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Pennsylvania Couple Lead Police on High Speed Chase in Stolen Car

Pennsylvania Couple Lead Police on High Speed Chase in Stolen Car

On Thursday, April 27, 2017, at approximately 7:35 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies located a stolen 2001 Buick Regal in the area of Route 5 and Route 235. The investigation revealed two suspects, a male and a female were involved in a theft from a vehicle in the parking lot of Giant...
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Enhanced Impaired Driving Initiatives Scheduled for this Evening

Enhanced Impaired Driving Initiatives Scheduled for this Evening

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Maryland State Police and Calvert County Sheriff’s Office will conduct enhanced impaired driving initiatives the evening of April 28, 2017. The efforts include increased patrols throughout the evening and a sobriety checkpoint.  Officers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment,...
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Maryland State Police Arrests, Civil Citations and DUIs for St. Mary’s County County – 4/28/2017

Maryland State Police Arrests, Civil Citations and DUIs for St. Mary’s County County – 4/28/2017

Maryland State Police from the Leonardtown Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Theft – On Friday, April 14, 2017 at 2:07 pm, Tpr. Mulhearn responded to the Wal-Mart for a reported theft.  Investigation revealed Vincent Douglas Smith, 56, of Lexington Park, had placed several items in a backpack.  Mr. Smith proceeded to the checkout...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

On Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 2:05 am, Trooper Manning, from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack initiated a traffic stop on a truck for a traffic violation. While the vehicle was coming to a stop, Tpr. Manning observed the driver throw a plastic baggie out of his window. Tpr. Manning recovered the baggie, which...
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Waldorf Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana

Waldorf Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana

On Thursday, April 6, 2017 at approximately 1:05 am, Trooper Manning, from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack initiated a traffic stop on a passenger car on Route 235 at Exploration Drive for a traffic violation. Tpr. Manning made contact with the driver, Andarius Ocyrus Conner, 20, of Waldorf, and detected the strong odor of...
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Loveville Man Arrested for Disturbing the Peace

Loveville Man Arrested for Disturbing the Peace

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, the Emergency Communications Center received multiple telephone calls for a subject blocking traffic by walking in the middle of Loveville Road, in the area of Kavanaugh Road.  Deputy D. Sidorowicz, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene and observed Dwayne Anthony Thompson, 54 of Loveville, walking...
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Leonardtown Man Caught Sneaking Cell Phone into Jail

Leonardtown Man Caught Sneaking Cell Phone into Jail

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, Deputy D. Sidorowicz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a reported contraband violation. The investigation revealed the suspect Kanard Jaivon Bishop, 19 of Leonardtown, returned from work release and attempted to conceal a cellular phone in the waistband of...
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Lexington Park Man Assaults Correctional Officer with Food Tray

Lexington Park Man Assaults Correctional Officer with Food Tray

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Corporal J. Davis of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office  responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for the report of an alleged assault on personnel. The investigation revealed Jackson Columbus Sage, 61 of Lexington Park, struck the victim, a  Correctional Officer with a food tray. Sage was...
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Governor Hogan Proclaims April 23-29 Zika Virus Awareness Week

Governor Hogan Proclaims April 23-29 Zika Virus Awareness Week

As mosquito season approaches, Governor Larry Hogan has issued a proclamation declaring April 23-29 “Zika Virus Disease Awareness Week” in Maryland – a time for residents to take simple but critically important steps to prevent the spread of the mosquitoes that may carry the Zika virus. It is imperative that Maryland residents survey their...
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Maryland Releases Total Roadway Death Numbers for 2016

Maryland Releases Total Roadway Death Numbers for 2016

Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Secretary Pete K. Rahn today joined top law enforcement officials and traffic-safety advocates to issue a call-to-action to eliminate highway fatalities in Maryland.  Preliminary data collected by MDOT indicates that in 2016, 523 people died in traffic crashes on the state’s roads, up from the 521 who died in...
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Several Local Agencies Coordinate Active Shooter Response

Several Local Agencies Coordinate Active Shooter Response

Almost daily, news teams cover a threat of an active school shooter, and sometimes those threats become a reality. St. Mary’s County is not immune from this danger. Recognizing that, local agencies collaborated to make preparing for an active shooter or other catastrophic tragedy a priority. On Thursday, March 30, several agencies gathered for...
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Mechanicsville Man Caught Trying to Escape from Jail in a Food Tray Cart

Mechanicsville Man Caught Trying to Escape from Jail in a Food Tray Cart

On Saturday, April 22, 2017,  Cpl. B. Foor, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center in Leonardtown, for the report of an attempted escape by an inmate The investigation revealed that John Robert Garner, 35 of Mechanicsville, concealed himself inside of a food tray cart that...
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SMECO Warns Customers About Scams

SMECO Warns Customers About Scams

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) was recently contacted by customer-members who received phone calls from scammers targeting the Southern Maryland area. Scammers may identify themselves as SMECO employees and demand prepaid debit cards in order to avoid having electric service cut off. According to Tom Dennison, managing director of government and public affairs at...
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Car Destroyed by Fire in St Mary’s City

Car Destroyed by Fire in St Mary’s City

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at approximately 10:35 a.m., firefighters from the Naval District Washington Fire Department (NDWFD Webster Field) and Ridge Volunteer Fire Department responded to 16061 Point Lookout Road, in St Mary’s City for the report of a vehicle fire. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a passenger vehicle engulfed in flames. Engine 141 from...
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Commissioners Take a Stand Against Dating Violence

Commissioners Take a Stand Against Dating Violence

Statistics from the Center for Relationship Abuse Awareness indicate one in three adolescent girls in the U.S. is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. The figure far exceeds victimization rates for other types of violence affecting youth. With this in mind, the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County joined...
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Early Childhood Celebrated by Commissioners

Early Childhood Celebrated by Commissioners

Early Childhood Celebrated by Commissioners Leonardtown, MD – The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services, the Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) and other local organizations, joined the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and the National Association for the Education of Young Children to celebrate the Week of the Young Child. The...
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Wednesday’s Pet is LUCY AND RICKY

Wednesday’s Pet is LUCY AND RICKY

Wednesday’s Pet for 4/26/17 LUCY AND RICKY Featured Pet: Lucy and Ricky Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: Congenital hip abnormalities, No surgery is needed per the groups orthopedic Veterinarian Breed: Hound Mix Sex: Female and Male Size: Medium (45 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 per...
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Maryland State Troopers in Leonardtown Host National Drug Take Back Day

Maryland State Troopers in Leonardtown Host National Drug Take Back Day

The Maryland State Police in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration are asking citizens dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, April 29, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. at state police barracks. State police barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in the National Drug Take Back...
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Sheriff’s Office Asks for Public’s Help Identifying Theft & Fraud Suspects

Sheriff’s Office Asks for Public’s Help Identifying Theft & Fraud Suspects

On Monday, December 5, 2016, at 11 p.m., the suspects used the victim’s stolen credit card to make several large purchases at the Prince Frederick Walmart located at 150 Solomons Island Road in Calvert County. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspects and/or this incident is asked to contact Cpl. Corcoran of...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Man Wanted for Escape

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Man Wanted for Escape

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating, Ralph Charles Ackroyd, 52, who has an active arrest warrant for escape. On Monday, April 17, 2017, Ackroyd cut off his GPS monitoring system. Ackroyd is described as a white male, 5’09”, and 250 lbs. He has short gray hair and...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Mutiple Sexual Offenses Against a Minnor

Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Mutiple Sexual Offenses Against a Minnor

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received information about a possible sexual offense involving a juvenile female. The investigation revealed on April 16, 2017, a 14-year-old victim was solicited for a sex act by an unknown male. The victim admitted she and the male engaged in a sexual act inside his vehicle while in...
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Sheriff’s Office Investigating Hit & Run Involving Unoccupied Police Vehicle

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Hit & Run Involving Unoccupied Police Vehicle

On Sunday, April 23, 2017, at approximately 12:30 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 43000 block of Drum Cliff Road in Hollywood for a motor vehicle collision. The preliminary investigation reveals an unknown suspect was traveling on Drum Cliff Road in Hollywood when for unknown reasons the operator failed to...
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VIDEO: Trailer in Lexington Park Destroyed in Early Morning Fire

VIDEO: Trailer in Lexington Park Destroyed in Early Morning Fire

On Sunday, April 23, 2017 at approximately 4:00 a.m., firefighters responded to a trailer fire at 46459 Sue Drive, in Lexington Park. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a single wide trailer with heavy fire showing. Firefighters from Bay District, Valley Lee, Hollywood, and the Patuxent Naval Air Station Fire Department responded. No injuries...
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California Woman Arrested for Violation of Protective Order

California Woman Arrested for Violation of Protective Order

While on patrol, Deputy J. Smith of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office made contact with a victim who had an active protective order against Casey Lynn Beach, 32, of California, who was with and communicating with the victim. Beach was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, where she was...
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