Monthly Archives: October 2011

St. Mary’s County Police Report

St. Mary’s County Police Report

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating the following incidents: Second Degree Assault On October 29, 2011 deputies responded to a residence on Megan Lane in Lexington Park, Maryland for a check the welfare call.  Upon arrival the deputies contacted the individual for which they were there to check the welfare.  The woman/victim revealed...
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Students Move to Floating Residence Halls

Students Move to Floating Residence Halls

UPDATE from St. Mary’s College of Maryland Sea Voyager Move-In Information from Joanne Goldwater Tuesday November 1st, 12:46 P.M. We are delighted to tell you that the U.S. Coast Guard has approved our occupancy of the Sea Voyager. We are now ready for students to move on board. We will start moving students at...
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14-Year-Old Arrested for Stolen Axe

A 14-year-old male from St. Leonard was charged on a youth report with burglary by DFC R. Weems after the victim saw the youth with a stolen axe. The juvenile admitted to the breaking and entering of a shed on Side Saddle Trail and the theft of the axe.  He said he did it...
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Four Arrested Following Bust at Local Hotel

Four Arrested Following Bust at Local Hotel

Calvert County DFC J. Smith responded to the Holiday Inn in Solomons on October 30 at 3:45 a.m., for a complaint of an odor of burning marijuana. Smith arrested Landen W. Adams, 20 and Paul M. Jones, 18, both of Wheaton,  and David A. Amaya, 19 and Nicholas H. McMillan, 19, both of  Kensington,...
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Drunk Driver Rolls his Truck, Laughs his Way to Jail

Drunk Driver Rolls his Truck, Laughs his Way to Jail

 Authorities in St. Mary’s County are investigating a single vehicle crash that ended with a DUI arrest. Police and rescue crews responded to an auto accident involving an overturned vehiclein the area of South Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park on Saturday, Oct. 29 around 2:15 a.m. Upon arrival, crews discovered a single vehicle crash,...
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St. Mary’s Economy Shows Slight Improvement – A Conversation with Bob Schaller, Part 2

St. Mary’s Economy Shows Slight Improvement – A Conversation with Bob Schaller, Part 2

St. Mary’s Economy Shows Slight Improvement – A Conversation with Bob Schaller, Part 2 This is the second installment of our recent interview with Bob Schaller, Ph.D, director of St. Mary’s County’s Dept. of Economic and Community Development. Check out Southern Maryland News Net Monday mornings for interviews with people in Southern Maryland who...
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Bettie Ann Gatton, 79

Bettie Ann Gatton, 79

Bettie Ann Gatton, 79 of Leonardtown, MD died in the loving arms of her daughters, and son-in-laws at her home on October 27, 2011.  She was born on April 11, 1932 at Providence Hospital, Washington, DC to the late George Emory and Maria Roberta Canter Carrico.  Bettie was married to the late James Calvin...
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Man Rescued After Fishing Boat Capsizes in Potomac River

Man Rescued After Fishing Boat Capsizes in Potomac River

The Coast Guard and Charles County Fire and Rescue responded to a person in the water in the Potomac River near Quantico, Va., Saturday, Oct. 29. The Coast Guard received a call at 9:45 a.m., from a member of Prince Williams County emergency dispatch reporting a man was in the river after the 18-foot...
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School System Sponsors Scholarship Workshop

Charles County Public Schools is sponsoring “The Scholarship Workshop,” an interactive session hosted by author Marianne Ragins, on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at North Point High School. The workshop is designed to help students successfully complete the college scholarship search and application process. Ragins is a one-time recipient of...
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Linda Amadeo Sauls, 56

Linda Amadeo Sauls, 56

Linda Amadeo Sauls, 56, Born on May 20, 1955 to Grace and the late Arthur Amadeo.  Passed way on Oct 26, 2011 at her home in Prince Frederick.  She is the loving wife of Donald.  Devoted mother of Sondra (John) Collins, Heather (Chad) Woodmancy and Dustin (Ashley) Sauls. Sister of Bonny (Bruce) Keller and...
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Eugene Bernard “Gene” Gorrell, 93

Eugene Bernard “Gene” Gorrell, 93

Eugene Bernard “Gene” Gorrell, 93, of Lusby, MD passed away peacefully on October 24, 2011 at his residence. He was born on January 18, 1918 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Warren A. and Eda Kelly Gorrell. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Helen Elizabeth “Betty” Gorrell and daughter, Suzanne Lindsay....
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Couple Busted Selling Heroin Out of Local Hotel Room

Couple Busted Selling Heroin Out of Local Hotel Room

 Vice narcotics detectives began an investigation into Suspect Regan Muse Simpson, 29 of Great Mills and her alleged distribution of Heroin. That investigation led to a Search and Seizure Warrant being obtained and executed. The warrant was executed at a traffic stop on Route 235 in California, Md. Simpson and a male subject identified as...
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Man Jailed for Sexually Abusing his Foster Children

Man Jailed for Sexually Abusing his Foster Children

On October 25, 2011, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Special Victim’s Unit, initiated an investigation into allegations George Leonard Frye, age 63, of Dameron, Md., sexually assaulted two female children, under the age of 13, who were in his care and custody in 2005 serving as a foster parent....
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Schools to Offer Flu Shot Clinics

Schools to Offer Flu Shot Clinics

Charles County Public Schools and the Charles County Department of Health are offering free flu vaccinations for students. Students in middle and high school have the opportunity to receive the flu vaccine from the health department at a variety of school-based clinics that will open after school hours. In November, four flu shot clinics...
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Bench Warrant Arrests

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown have picked up the following people on Bench Warrant Arrests: Warrant Service – On Monday, October 24, 2011 at 6:15pm, Tpr. O. Tchi Ngambu served a Bench Warrant (T3-13325) on Camielle Nanette Commodore, 25, of Lusby. The warrant was issued on March 19, 2008 by the District Court of...
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Weekend Nightlife October 28-30

Weekend Nightlife October 28-30

Looking for some fun this Halloween weekend? Southern Maryland’s restaurants and bars have a great lineup of local bands and DJ’s for your partying pleasure! Check out SM News Net’s Weekend Nightlife Schedule to plan your night out on the town… Friday, Oct 28 Calvert Jake and Al’s: Frankie and the Actions Veras Beach...
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Charles County Crime Report

Charles County Crime Report

The Charles County Sheriff’s are investigating the following incidents: BURGLARY: On Oct. 26 between 1 p.m. – 2:40 p.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into a house in 7000 block of Henson Landing Road in Welcome and stole jewelry. PFC S. Weedon is investigating. THEFT: On Oct. 24 at 10:09 p.m., a male suspect stole a...
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Homeowner Detains Gas Thief at Gunpoint

Homeowner Detains Gas Thief at Gunpoint

 On Oct. 27, 2011 St. Mary’s County Deputies responded to a residence on Waterview Drive in St. Inigoes for reported theft. Investigation revealed, a male subject identified as Michael Tharold Drinks, 43 of Cobb Island, arrived at the residence on Waterview Drive to clean a chimney. While at the residence, Drinks proceeded to siphon...
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Redbox Raises Rental Price Effective Oct. 31

Redbox Raises Rental Price Effective Oct. 31

Starting on Monday, October 31, the daily rental charge for DVDs will change to $1.20 a day. The price change is due to rising operating expenses, including new increases in debit card fees. Daily rental charges for Blu-ray™ Discs and video games won’t change.  Additional-day charges for DVDs rented before Oct. 31 won’t be affected, either....
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Added School Days for SMCPS

Added School Days for SMCPS

The St. Mary’s County 2011-2012 school system operating calendar has been adjusted due to the inclement weather experienced in August as a result of Hurricane Irene.  The changes are as follows: Schools will reopen on Monday, January 2, 2012, following the winter break.  Monday, January 2, 2012, will be a full day of school...
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CCSO Solve Multiple Robberies, Theft Case

CCSO Solve Multiple Robberies, Theft Case

On Oct. 26, detectives assigned to the CCSO Criminal Investigations Division arrested Christopher Leroy Williams, 53, of Washington, DC in connection with three armed robberies and a theft. Detectives say Williams and two accomplices’ targeted gas stations along the Route 210 corridor and, at gunpoint, stole money and cigarettes. The accomplices, Mona Boakye, 38,...
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Great Mills Cocaine Conspirator Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

Great Mills Cocaine Conspirator Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

 U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced James Walter Ball, Jr. a/k/a Pooh Ball, 36, of Great Mills, to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, commonly known as “crack cocaine,” and being a felon possession of ammunition. Acting Special...
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Weekly DUI Arrests

Weekly DUI Arrests

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown have arrested the following people on DUI charges: Weekly DUI Status Sheet October 20 – October 26, 2011 Patrick R. Ohern, 20, of Lexington Park on 10/22/11 by Tpr. E. R. Mersman James Allen Chase, 51, of Lexington Park on 10/23/11 by TFC M. A. Moore Edgar Ronaldo Castillo-Salgado,...
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UPDATE: Accident Stalls Traffic Along Rt. 235

UPDATE: Accident Stalls Traffic Along Rt. 235

UPDATE 1:40 p.m. The accident scene has been cleared and traffic is moving again along Rt. 235 Two people were checked out by EMS on the scene, but refused medical transport. Investigation revealed, a silver passenger vehicle was on FDR Blvd. attempting to make a left onto Rt. 235 when a Dodge pickup truck...
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MIR Hosts Last Speed Unlimited of the Season

MIR Hosts Last Speed Unlimited of the Season

On Friday, Oct. 28, MIR will host the last Friday night Speed Unlimited Midnight Madness event of the season. The Midnight Madness series is a great place to check out street legal drag racing, hang out with your friends, enjoy great food, meet new people, and cruise the pits. You can even enter your...
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