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National Weather Service Confirms Tornado in Charles County

National Weather Service Confirms Tornado in Charles County

The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington DC has confirmed a tornado near La Plata and Waldorf in Charles County MD on February 25 2017. National Weather Service personnel completed a ground survey along with radar analysis and concluded a tornado that peaked at low-end EF1 intensity with winds of 90 MPH produced damage...
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Charlotte Hall Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Walmart

Charlotte Hall Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Walmart

On Wednesday, February 15, 2107, Deputy D. Potter of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Walmart in California for a reported theft. The suspect, Jessica Nicole Michael, 26, of Charlotte Hall, attempted to conceal merchandise and exit the store, but was stopped by an asset protection employee. While being arrested, it...
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Lexington Park Man who Slapped Juvenile Arrested for Child Abuse

Lexington Park Man who Slapped Juvenile Arrested for Child Abuse

On Monday, February 20, 2017, Deputy G. Muschette of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 20000 block of Poplar Ridge Road in Lexington Park for the report of an assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Ralph Nicholas Lafollete, 37, of Lexington Park, slapped the juvenile victim in the face with an...
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SMECO Offers Scholarships for the 2017-2018 School Year

SMECO Offers Scholarships for the 2017-2018 School Year

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is offering college scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year. Four high school seniors will be awarded $1,500 each. Students are eligible to apply if they live with parents or guardians who are SMECO customer-members. Seniors must be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college, university, or...
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VEX Robotics teams are Starstruck at competition

VEX Robotics teams are Starstruck at competition

Fourteen teams from Charles County Public middle and high schools competed in the 2017 Southern Maryland VEX League Robotics Championship held Feb. 4 at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) La Plata campus. The competition is split into two challenges — one for middle schoolers and one for high school teams. The VEX League...
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CSM’s Connections Series March 3 to Feature Author Sunil Yapa, His Debut Novel

CSM’s Connections Series March 3 to Feature Author Sunil Yapa, His Debut Novel

When College of Southern Maryland Associate Professor Krista Keyes heard Sunil Yapa present at a conference in 2016, she knew the author would be the perfect addition to CSM’s Connections Literary Reading Series. The annual series highlights artists who exemplify the purpose of Connections – to bring art and literature to life for the...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 2/27/2017 to 3/3/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 2/27/2017 to 3/3/2017

During the week of February 270, to March 3, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Leonardtown Road at Grace Christian Academy Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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NAVAIR Veteran Seeks to Make a Difference for Other Vets

NAVAIR Veteran Seeks to Make a Difference for Other Vets

It took a few minutes for Ryan Daniels to realize what had happened. The former Marine Corps Staff Sergeant was traveling with a convoy in May 2011 in a restive part of southwestern Afghanistan that had seen plenty of combat action. His mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, had just hit a large, improvised...
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Kent County Man Convicted of Poaching 17-Point Buck

Kent County Man Convicted of Poaching 17-Point Buck

A Kent County man convicted Tuesday of illegally killing a potential state record white-tailed deer was ordered to pay a fine, make restitution to the state and perform community service. Ronald Wayne Roe, 28, of Worton, was found guilty on all counts of trespassing and poaching stemming from the shooting of a 17-point buck...
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Police Arrest 3 People in Lusby for Disorderly Conduct

Police Arrest 3 People in Lusby for Disorderly Conduct

On Tuesday, February 7, 2017, Deputy R. Weems and Deputy J. Hardesty of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, were dispatched to Pinecrest Court, in Lusby, for the report of disorderly subjects in the area. Upon arrival they located a male and female standing in Pinecrest Court and several residents outside looking to see what...
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Police Arrest Shoplifter After County Commissioner Posts Video on Facebook

Police Arrest Shoplifter After County Commissioner Posts Video on Facebook

Calvert County Commissioner Mike Hart, and owner of Patuxent Wine and Spirits in Lusby shared a video on Facebook of a person stealing a bottle of liquor on Friday, February 24, 2017. According to the time stamp on the video the theft occurred around 6:22 Friday night. “You guys are awesome I’m heading to...
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Dine Out During Calvert County’s Fifth Annual Restaurant Week

Dine Out During Calvert County’s Fifth Annual Restaurant Week

Calvert County’s eclectic restaurants will showcase their creative cookery and offer delicious and budget-friendly deals during the fifth annual Restaurant Week Feb. 17-26. Coordinated by the Calvert County Department of Economic Development, Calvert County Restaurant Week will feature restaurants that draw on the region’s bounty to offer unique dining experiences. Whether your favorite fare...
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St. Mary’s County Government Seeks Interested Farmers Produce Stand Vendors

St. Mary’s County Government Seeks Interested Farmers Produce Stand Vendors

If you are a local produce vendor, interested in providing fresh, locally grown produce items and locating occasionally on the St. Mary’s County Governmental Center campus during the 2017 growing season and willing to offer sales and options for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), St. Mary’s County Government may have an opportunity for you. The...
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Free Mulch Available to Charles County Residents

Free Mulch Available to Charles County Residents

The Department of Public Works Environmental Resources Division is pleased to announce that mulch is available for free to all Charles County residents, while supplies last. The Piney Church Road Mulch Facility will reopen on Wednesday, March 1. Mulch loading will resume on Saturday, March 4 from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Commercial entities are...
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Spectacular Scratch-Off Win Sends Lucky Charles County Woman House Hunting

Spectacular Scratch-Off Win Sends Lucky Charles County Woman House Hunting

Shopping for a new home tops the to-do list of Maryland’s newest millionaire, who is a Charles County scratch-off fan. The lucky 54-year-old won $1 million playing the Maryland Lottery’s Million Dollar Spectacular game. The Bryans Road resident found her lucky $20 instant ticket after visiting her sister. She stopped at Bryans Road US...
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Two Women Indicted in Multi-County Heroin Distribution Case

Two Women Indicted in Multi-County Heroin Distribution Case

Maryland State Troopers from the Criminal Enforcement Division, Central South Region charged two women on indictments for distribution of heroin in Calvert County. The accused are identified as Latece Greer, 28, of Leonardtown, and Shauquetta Dotson, 26, of Prince Frederick. They are charged with multiple counts of possession with the intent to distribute heroin...
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UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Lexington Park Stabbing

UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Lexington Park Stabbing

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office detectives worked throughout the evening to develop a suspect identified as Joseph Charles Swales, age 55, of Lexington Park. He was taken into custody and is being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center on a no-bond status. The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries. 2/23/2017:...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 2/23/2017

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 2/23/2017

Theft: On February 15, 2017, Deputy S. Rediker responded to the Prince Frederick Walmart for a shoplifting complaint. The shoplifter, later identified as Justin Holt, 22, of Owings, was observed by security personnel taking two (2) Xbox controllers and placing them in his pocket and clothing. He was observed at the check-out register failing...
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Callaway Man Arrested for Sexually Abusing 10-Year-Old Girl

Callaway Man Arrested for Sexually Abusing 10-Year-Old Girl

On Tuesday, February 21, 2017, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a ten-year-old female who was being sexually abused by a family member. The Criminal Investigations Division in partnership with Child Protective Services continued the investigation. The suspect was identified as Jay Thomas Martin, age 60, of Callaway. On February...
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Upper Marlboro Woman Arrested Breaking Car Window with Baseball Bat at Burger King

Upper Marlboro Woman Arrested Breaking Car Window with Baseball Bat at Burger King

On Friday, February 17, 2017, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Deputy K. Williamson of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was on patrol in the Dunkirk area and witnessed a subject wearing a black jacket and ski mask, swinging an object and striking a vehicle parked in the Burger King parking lot. He then observed the...
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The Big $10 Ticket Gives Bowie Man a Six-Figure Top Prize

The Big $10 Ticket Gives Bowie Man a Six-Figure Top Prize

A need to acquire beer and wine for a small family gathering later that night put Jordan, a concierge from Bowie, and his mom, at the right Lottery retailer at the right time to scoop up a $100,000 top-prize scratch-off win. They stopped at Woodmore Wine & Spirits in Lanham for the party supplies...
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Outstanding CDS (Controlled Dangerous Substance) Warrants in St. Mary’s County

Outstanding CDS (Controlled Dangerous Substance) Warrants in St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating suspects with outstanding CDS (Controlled Dangerous Substance) Warrants. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to contact Deputy Hannah Smith at 301-475-4200, ext. *8123 or by email, at Hannah.Smith@stmarysmd.com. Anyone with information is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested with 45 Bags of Crack Cocaine

Mechanicsville Man Arrested with 45 Bags of Crack Cocaine

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics detectives identified Gregory Trmyne Shingles AKA “6-9”, 31 of Mechanicsville, as a distributor of cocaine in the King Kennedy Estates neighborhood. Undercover purchases of cocaine were conducted by detectives and suspect Shingles was indicted. Detectives observed suspect Shingles conducting a drug transaction on Independence Drive in Mechanicsville, before being...
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Maryland State Police Arrests, Warrant Services, and DUI Report for Leonardtown 2/22/2017

Maryland State Police from the Leonardtown Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Drug Arrest On Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 10:03 am, TFC C. Ditoto initiated a traffic stop on a passenger car on Route 235 at Chaffe Court, Hollywood. TFC Ditoto made contact with the driver, Gervan Piere Wade, 33, of Suitland, and...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Nigel

Wednesday’s Pet is Nigel

Wednesday’s Pet for 2/22/2017 is Nigel Featured Pet: Nigel Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Nigel is a handsome 2-year-old Chihuahua Mix. He is an adorable, sweet, loveable boy looking for his forever home. He gets...
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