St. Mary’s News

Leonardtown Couple Arrested for Crack and Marijuana Distribution

Leonardtown Couple Arrested for Crack and Marijuana Distribution

During the past several months, Travis Richardson, 28 of Leonardtown, was identified as a distributor of cocaine and detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office obtained a search and seizure warrant for his home and person. Detectives, assisted by members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Support Team, the St. Mary’s...
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Special Friday Edition of Wednesday’s Pet is Daryl

Special Friday Edition of Wednesday’s Pet is Daryl

We have a Special Friday Edition of Wednesday’s Pet. It has been a busy past couple of days and we didn’t want Wednesday’s Pet to get overlooked, so we waited until today. Wednesday’s Pet for 7/25/14 is Daryl Featured Pet: Daryl Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: 3 legged  Breed: Black Lab Mix Sex:...
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Administrative Appointment Announced for Director of Information Technology Services

Administrative Appointment Announced for Director of Information Technology Services

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michael J. Martirano, announced the administrative appointment made by the Board of Education was held July 15, 2014. The Board appointed Mr. David Howard as Director of Information Technology Services in the Department of Information Technology Services. Mr. Howard is currently serving as the Director of Information Technology Services with the...
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SMECO Receives Approval to Reduce Customer Rates

SMECO Receives Approval to Reduce Customer Rates

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) received approval from the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) on July 23 to reduce its residential Standard Offer Service (SOS) energy charges. SMECO also received approval for its proposal to change how May and October are designated as summer rate and winter rate months. SMECO will reduce the residential...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Over $15,000 in Employee Theft at BJ’s

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Over $15,000 in Employee Theft at BJ’s

On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Deputy Potter of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the BJ’s Wholesale Club in California, for a reported employee theft. The store manager alleged suspect Patrick Louis Campbell, 20, of Lexington Park, stole nearly $16,000 in cash, gift cards, and merchandise while employed from 3-5-14 to 7-22-14....
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Deputies Assist in Getting Lost Elderly Driver Home Safe

Deputies Assist in Getting Lost Elderly Driver Home Safe

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, Deputy First Class Tim Snyder and Deputy Al Beishline assigned to the Lexington Park COPs UNIT of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, observed a green passenger vehicle traveling the wrong direction on Great Mills Road. The vehicle then parked in Millison Plaza where the operator was contacted by...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for St. Mary’s County 7/24/14

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for St. Mary’s County 7/24/14

Maryland State Police from the Leonardtown Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Burglary – On Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 1:50 am, Tpr. J. Quase responded to the Pawnit located in Lexington Park for a report of a burglary.  Suspects broke the glass front door of the business and stole various electronic equipment.  Troopers...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Lexington Park COPS Unit – Arrests for 7/24/14

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Lexington Park COPS Unit – Arrests for 7/24/14

On July 22, 2014, Deputy Al Beishline observed Anthony Charles Wright, 45, of Lexington Park, on the property of St. Mary’s Square after having been served a no trespass notice for the property. Wright was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Trespass Private Property....
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Residents Alerted to Voluntary Recall of Possible Contaminated Fruit

Residents Alerted to Voluntary Recall of Possible Contaminated Fruit

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) is alerting residents to a voluntary food recall from Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, California for certain lots of fresh whole peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots due to possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes. Because the locations of the companies that purchased the products from the...
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days Coming This Fall

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days Coming This Fall

The time has once again arrived for citizens to clean out their barns, basements, sheds, garages, storage areas under kitchen sinks, etc. to take advantage of the opportunity to properly discard of potentially toxic/dangerous materials. Residents wishing to safely dispose of household hazardous waste materials will have two opportunities this fall. The St. Andrew’s...
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Grab & Go Crime – Protect What’s Yours

Grab & Go Crime – Protect What’s Yours

Recently, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has seen a spike in burglary/theft crimes from motor vehicles. In the overwhelming majority of these cases the vehicles had been left UNLOCKED by the owner. Just within the last week, property was stolen from unlocked vehicles located at residences in the area of Route 234 at Route...
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Late Night Motor Vehicle Accident in Medley’s Neck Leads to Fly Out

Late Night Motor Vehicle Accident in Medley’s Neck Leads to Fly Out

On Tuesday, July 23, 2014, at 11:26 p.m., Corporal Moritz of the St. Mary’s County sheriff’s Office responded to Medley’s Neck Road in the area of Tower Hill Lane for a motor vehicle accident. Preliminary investigation revealed, David Burst, 22, of Leonardtown, was operating a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado truck at a high rate of...
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Open Auditions for Actors for Ghosts of Sotterley “Love, Life, Liberty & Loss”

Open Auditions for Actors for Ghosts of Sotterley “Love, Life, Liberty & Loss”

Announcing open auditions for our wildly popular annual signature event – The Ghosts of Sotterley! Whether you are a seasoned actor or have a new-found interest in acting, we invite all from age 12 and up to try out. You will be in great company with an enthusiastic group of talented wonders who enjoy...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested After Faking Motorcycle Theft in Insurance Scam

Mechanicsville Man Arrested After Faking Motorcycle Theft in Insurance Scam

On Sunday, July 6, 2014, Gary Lee Weaver, 26, of Mechanicsville, reported his 2012 Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle, stolen to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. Weaver reported the motorcycle had been stolen from his residence in the early morning hours on July 6, 2014. Detective M. Green from the Criminal Investigations Division assumed the...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Arrests – 7/23/14

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Arrests – 7/23/14

DOMESTIC ASSAULT – On July 21, 2014, DFC Knott responded to a residence on Eric Road in Lexington Park, for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged suspect Matthew Taylor Burnside, 22, of Lexington Park, grabbed the victim by the throat and threw the victim on to a bed. Burnside also broke the victim’s...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, Deputy Schultz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Indian Way in Lexington Park, for an assault. After conducting the investigation into the assault, Deputy Schultz advised all parties to leave the area. Suspect Shantell Shanese Swales, 21, of Lexington Park, began yelling profanity at one of...
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UPDATE: Corrected Name Released in Fatal Motorcycle Accident at Maryland International Raceway

UPDATE: Corrected Name Released in Fatal Motorcycle Accident at Maryland International Raceway

UPDATE: The name released by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was incorrect, the correct name of the deceased is Aaron Slemker, 21 years old, of Clayton, Ohio.  Further investigation revealed, Slemker was participating in a motorcycle drag racing class. After the warm up lap, Slemker was returning to the staging area operating his 2012 Kawasaki Ninja...
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St. Mary’s County Planning Commission Agenda

St. Mary’s County Planning Commission Agenda

ST. MARY’S COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA 6:30 P.M. Monday, July 28, 2014 St. Mary’s County Governmental Center Chesapeake Building Public Meeting Room Located at 41770 Baldridge Street, Leonardtown, Maryland I. Call to Order II. Agenda Review/Additions – Deletions III. Review/Approval of Minutes for July 14, 2014 IV. Decision 1. CWSP Amendment 14-20000001, Woodmore (Thompson...
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St. Mary’s County Board of Education Announces the Application Process for Hiring an Interim Superintendent of Schools

St. Mary’s County Board of Education Announces the Application Process for Hiring an Interim Superintendent of Schools

On June 25, 2014, Dr. Michael J. Martirano, Superintendent of Schools, informed the Board of Education (BOE) of his resignation to become the State Superintendent of Schools of West Virginia. Today, at its regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting, the Board determined the process for hiring an Interim Superintendent of Schools. On behalf of...
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Beretta Moving Manufacturing Out of Maryland

Beretta Moving Manufacturing Out of Maryland

Beretta U.S.A. Corp., located in Accokeek, Maryland, announced today that it has decided to move its manufacturing capabilities from its existing location to a new production facility that it is building in Gallatin, Tennessee. The Gallatin facility is scheduled to be opened in mid-2015. Beretta U.S.A. had previously planned to use the new Gallatin,...
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Traffic Alert: St. Mary’s County

Traffic Alert: St. Mary’s County

Accident reported on St. Andrews Church Road and Bellwood Lane, involving an occupied Center for Life Enrichment Bus. Fire and rescue crews on the scene are reporting NO INJURIES. Check our LIVE TRAFFIC CAM HERE for backups. Use caution in the area, and expect delays.
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Accidents Around St. Mary’s County

Accidents Around St. Mary’s County

On Thursday, July 17, 2014, at approximately 3:40 a.m., police, fire and rescue crews responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries, at the intersection of Three Notch Road and St. Andrews Church Road. Crews arrived on scene to discover an SUV off the roadway with a single female patient. The female appeared to have...
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Wish List of Smiles

Wish List of Smiles

There are only two weeks left to help with the free school clothes giveaway being held by WISH LIST OF SMILES. Gather up those gently used school clothes from now until July 31 and drop them off at 41106 Oakville Road in Mechanicsville. Then on August 2 and again on August 9 from 10...
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Free Mulch Available for St. Mary’s Residents

Free Mulch Available for St. Mary’s Residents

The St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works & Transportation is once again sponsoring the Free Mulch program while supplies last. St. Mary’s County residents are welcome to pick up mulch free of charge at the St. Andrew’s Landfill. Mulch will be available for pickup between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.,...
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Lexington Park COPs Unit Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

Lexington Park COPs Unit Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

On July 16, 2014 at 3:39 PM, Sergeant Clay Safford, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, assigned to the Lexington Park COPs UNIT, stopped a green Nissan Altima for a traffic violation on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. The driver had initially provided Sergeant Safford with a false name; however the false...
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