Monthly Archives: October 2015

Armed Robbery of Pizza Delivery Man Reported in Waldorf

Armed Robbery of Pizza Delivery Man Reported in Waldorf

On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at 9:37 p.m., Deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 6200 block of Seal Place in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. The victim, who was delivering pizza, approached a suspect in the parking lot behind the residence to deliver the food. After they spoke...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Donates Money to Support National Breast Cancer Month

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Donates Money to Support National Breast Cancer Month

In observance of National Breast Cancer Month, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office raised $780.00, which was donated to the Brem Foundation and will directly pay for three women to receive mammograms. Each year 1 in 8 women is diagnosed with breast cancer. According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most...
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There’s No Trick to Driving Sober, Your Treat Is Not Getting Pulled Over

There’s No Trick to Driving Sober, Your Treat Is Not Getting Pulled Over

While Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, ghouls and goblins will sharing spirits and cheer and troopers remind partygoers there is no trick to driving sober and your treat is not getting pulled over. The Maryland State Police remind folks as they carve their pumpkins and pick out their costumes, the best choices...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Implement New Command Structure for Police Districts

Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Implement New Command Structure for Police Districts

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry and his Executive Command Staff have implemented a new command structure for the Agency’s four district stations. Under the new plan, Districts 1 (La Plata) and 2 (Bryans Road) will merge to become the Southern District and Districts 3 and 4 (Waldorf) will merge to become the Northern...
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Students Can Learn How to Pay for College at Financial Aid Nights

Students Can Learn How to Pay for College at Financial Aid Nights

Charles County’s seven public high schools are hosting financial aid nights for students, parents and community members interested in learning how to search for scholarships and financial aid. Staff members from the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will provide presentations about the college fund search as well as share tips and other resources helpful...
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UPDATE – U.S. Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force Arrests Two Fugitives on Tips From the Public

UPDATE – U.S. Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force Arrests Two Fugitives on Tips From the Public

10/30/15 – UPDATE – The Mountain State Fugitive Task Force, with assistance of the public, located fugitives Earl Nicholson III of Gerrardstown, WV, and William Nicholson of Gerrardstown, WV. Marshals received tips from callers that led them to the 400 block of N. Loudon Street, Winchester, Virginia. U.S. Marshals and the members of the Winchester...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Detectives Identify Burglary Suspects and Recover Stolen Goods

Charles County Sheriff’s Detectives Identify Burglary Suspects and Recover Stolen Goods

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives R. Johnson, J. Morales and J. Riffle arrested three suspects in connection with a burglary that occurred in Waldorf. On Oct. 22, during the early afternoon, three males broke into a house on Briscoe Farm Road and stole numerous guns, a gaming system, collectible coins and a jar of loose...
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Two Woman Arrested for Multiple Thefts in Lexington Park

Two Woman Arrested for Multiple Thefts in Lexington Park

Deputy T. Siciliano of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21000 block of Liberty Street in Lexington Park, for the report of theft. Further investigation revealed, suspects Ashley Nicole Tippett, age 23, of No Fixed Address and Tami Marie Tompkins, age 40 of Lexington Park, stole personal items from several different...
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Trooper Struck While on Traffic Stop in Prince George’s Co. Suspect Flees on Foot

Trooper Struck While on Traffic Stop in Prince George’s Co. Suspect Flees on Foot

Maryland State Police are investigating a hit and run crash that injured a trooper earlier this morning while conducting a traffic stop along I-495 in Prince George’s County. The trooper is identified as Trooper James Tegeler, assigned to the Forestville Barrack. Trooper Tegeler is a three and one-half year veteran of the Maryland State...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Looking for Man Wanted for Escape

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Looking for Man Wanted for Escape

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance locating Donald James Clark. Donald Clark has an active arrest warrant for Escape Second Degree for failing to return to a place of confinement. Anyone with information is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text a tip to “TIP239” plus your message...
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2015 Veterans Day Parade Coming to Leonardtown

2015 Veterans Day Parade Coming to Leonardtown

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and the Commissioners of Leonardtown invite the public to come out and salute America’s Veterans at the Annual Veterans Day Parade in Leonardtown. The march takes place on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 10 a.m. The parade will step off on Fenwick Street and feature Veterans, dignitaries, elected officials, local high...
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Grab Your Coat and Join Little Explorers

Grab Your Coat and Join Little Explorers

Wednesday, November 4 at 10:00 am, join Little Explorers as we talk about all the different types of clothes we wear. Come dressed for the weather and ready to play at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary. Little Explorers discover the world at Historic St. Mary’s City through storytelling, crafts, songs, and outdoor exploration. Preschoolers,...
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Foundation 4 Heroes Invited to USO Christmas Party with 500 Wounded Warriors

Foundation 4 Heroes Invited to USO Christmas Party with 500 Wounded Warriors

When Foundation 4 Heroes started their 501c.3 nonprofit organization, they wanted to inspire children in hospitals and talk to school children about finding the superhero inside each of them. They have traveled to hospitals in multiple states to bring superhero capes and masks and also take countless photos with the little heroes. At schools...
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U.S. Army Selects Charles County as New Army Reserve Center Location

U.S. Army Selects Charles County as New Army Reserve Center Location

Charles County Government is pleased to announce the U.S. Army will build a new Army Reserve Center in White Plains, MD. The 90,000-square-foot facility will be built on 15 acres of land the federal government purchased for approximately $1.2 million. The seller was represented by Shasho Consulting, P.A. of White Plains, and the Army...
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Professional Paramedics & EMTs Give Lifesaving Tips for Halloween

Professional Paramedics & EMTs Give Lifesaving Tips for Halloween

Halloween is a highly anticipated night for children, but also one of the most dangerous. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, on average, twice as many child pedestrians are killed while walking on Halloween compared to any other day of the year, and more than 70 percent of accidents occur away from an intersection or crosswalk. “These are...
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CSM Breaks Ground on Regional Hughesville Campus

CSM Breaks Ground on Regional Hughesville Campus

Southern Maryland elected officials, and business and community leaders joined College of Southern Maryland students and employees in dedicating the new Regional Hughesville Campus and in breaking ground for the Center for Trades and Energy Training (CTET). More than 200 people attended the Oct. 27 ceremony at the new 74-acre campus where congratulations and...
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UPDATE – VIDEO ADDED: One Arrest Made in Leonardtown CVS Armed Robbery

UPDATE – VIDEO ADDED: One Arrest Made in Leonardtown CVS Armed Robbery

UPDATE – Sheriff’s Office Press Release – 10/29/15 @ 12:00 p.m.:  On October 28, 2015, at 10:02 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the CVS located at 26020 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the report of an armed robbery. A black male suspect entered the business armed with a handgun...
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PMA-261 Program Support Manager Honored with Meritorious Civilian Service Award

PMA-261 Program Support Manager Honored with Meritorious Civilian Service Award

Toni L. Meier, director of Logistics Management Integration (AIR 6.6) at the Naval-Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) presented Robert N. Leavitt, the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service award during a cermeony at the Logistics and Industrial Complex (LIC), here, Oct. 20. Leavitt is hte product support manager (PSM) for NAVAIR’s H-53 Heavy Lift Helicopter Program Office...
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Maryland Online Tree Nursery Now Accepting Orders

Maryland Online Tree Nursery Now Accepting Orders

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting tree seedling orders through the John S. Ayton State Forest Tree Nursery for larger plantings on private lands. There are more than 50 tree species available to meet a variety of aesthetic and environmental needs. Seedlings are available for conservation purposes defined as: watershed protection,...
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Commissioners Celebrate National Disability Awareness Month

Commissioners Celebrate National Disability Awareness Month

Back in 1945 Congress designated the first week in October as National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed its name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County continued the tradition by issuing a National Disability Awareness Month proclamation for St. Mary’s County...
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Charles County Public Schools Board Recognizes Outstanding Students

Charles County Public Schools Board Recognizes Outstanding Students

The Board of Education honored five students on Tuesday, Oct. 13, for excellence in academic achievement, personal responsibility and career readiness, which are the focus areas of the school system’s master plan. Honored were Makayla Hill, fifth grader, Gale-Bailey Elementary School; Camryn Ging, fifth grader, Mary H. Matula Elementary School; Jesslyn Mulbah, fifth grader,...
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Andrew S. “Bo” Lyles

Andrew S. “Bo” Lyles

Peacefully on Sunday, October 25, 2015, Andrew S. “Bo” Lyles went home to be with the Lord. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, October 30, from 10 am until time of service 11 am at BRISCOE-TONIC FUNERAL HOME located at 2294 Old Washington Road in Waldorf, MD. Interment will be private.
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UPDATE: La Plata Woman Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud/Misuse of her Government Credit Card

UPDATE: La Plata Woman Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud/Misuse of her Government Credit Card

UPDATE October 28, 2015:  Francesca Maria Daniele, age 49, of LaPlata, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to wire fraud in connection with the misuse of her government credit card. The plea agreement was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice...
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The 2015 Kris Kringle Christmas Market

The 2015 Kris Kringle Christmas Market

Modeled after the famous markets in Germany, this third annual two-day event at the fairgrounds offers light displays, holiday food, handmade crafts from local artists and crafters, children activities, a cookie baking contest, shopping, music, and much more. The launch of this family-friendly event two years ago was a great success! The Charles County...
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Antifreeze Spill Reported at Dominion Cove Point

Antifreeze Spill Reported at Dominion Cove Point

Approximately 5,000 gallons of a 50 percent solution of automotive antifreeze (ethylene glycol) has been safely contained on site after spilling from a pressure relief valve on an industrial heating system at the Dominion Cove Point liquefied natural gas terminal in Lusby. The cause of the valve actuation is under investigation by Dominion, according...
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