Monthly Archives: November 2016

Beaver Caught Shopping for Christmas Decorations in Charlotte Hall

Beaver Caught Shopping for Christmas Decorations in Charlotte Hall

On Monday, November 28, 2016, Cpl. Yingling from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Dollar Store in Charlotte Hall for what some would call a “property destruction and trespassing” call. The Sheriff’s Office was called to remove a beaver from the store. The beaver was safely rescued by animal control & was released...
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Waldorf Man Receives Serious Burns During House Fire

Waldorf Man Receives Serious Burns During House Fire

Deputy State Fire Marshals are continuing an investigation into the origin and cause of a dwelling fire that caused life threatening smoke inhalation injuries to the adult male homeowner. The November 30, 2016, 6:59 a.m. blaze at 13311 Poplar Hill Road in Waldorf was reported by both the private alarm company and a passerby....
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St. Mary’s County Couple Arrested for Armed Robbery in Edgewater

St. Mary’s County Couple Arrested for Armed Robbery in Edgewater

On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at approximately 6:30 p.m. officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to the Subway located at 11 Lee Airpark Drive for a robbery. Investigation revealed that a female entered the store, displayed a gun, and demanded money.  After employees complied, the female exited the store and entered a...
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California Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder and Robbery

California Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder and Robbery

On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, Javone Lawrence Warrick, 25, of California, entered pleas of guilty to attempted second degree murder and robbery. The incident took place on April 26, 2016 in the Greenbrier subdivision in Lexington Park, Maryland. At approximately 10:15 p.m. Warrick and two accomplices fired two .380 caliber rounds from a firearm...
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Lothian Man Charged with Stealing Male Enhancement Pills From Walmart

Lothian Man Charged with Stealing Male Enhancement Pills From Walmart

On Sunday, November 20, 2016, Deputy A. Locke of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Dunkirk Walmart for the report of a shoplifting in progress. He made contact with the Asset Protection Officer, Troy Washington, who observed a male and female placing items in the female’s purse. John Shepherd, 53, and...
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Wanted North Beach Woman Charged with Possession of a Synthetic Narcotic

Wanted North Beach Woman Charged with Possession of a Synthetic Narcotic

On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at approximately 11:30a.m., Deputy R. Kreps of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office observed Kelly Branson, 27, of North Beach, near the entrance to the MVA, in Prince Frederick, and was aware she had an active warrant. Upon placing Ms. Branson under arrest for the warrant, a search of her...
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Calvert County Retiree Pockets $50,000 Powerball Prize

Calvert County Retiree Pockets $50,000 Powerball Prize

A retired newspaperman who spent the majority of his life concerned with fluctuating circulation numbers saw a set of numbers on Sunday that projected a whole lot of growth in his Maryland Lottery revenue. The Powerball ticket he purchased during the weekend’s rising jackpot matched four of six numbers and the Power Ball, giving...
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Deputies E.M.P.O.W.E.R Young Males to Make Positive Life Choices

Deputies E.M.P.O.W.E.R Young Males to Make Positive Life Choices

On November 19, 2016, in response to an invitation, two representatives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office spoke to members of E.M.P.O.W.E.R. about law enforcement interactions, life decisions, and leadership. E.M.P.O.W.E.R., which stands for Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence, is a division of the Tri-County Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma...
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Wednesday’s Pet is JORDY

Wednesday’s Pet is JORDY

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/30/16 is JORDY Featured Pet: JORDY Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Wheaten Terrier Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Jordy is a sweet 4-year-old male mix looking for his forever family. He is a loveable,...
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For Third Year, CSM Earns Designation as ‘Military Friendly’

For Third Year, CSM Earns Designation as ‘Military Friendly’

The College of Southern Maryland has received the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation from Victory Media for the third year in a row. Military Friendly schools are top-tier educational institutions that provide the best opportunities for military service members and their spouses. “CSM is proud to once again be recognized for the support and...
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La Plata Marching Band Wins National Championship

La Plata Marching Band Wins National Championship

After earning seven first-place awards in seven competitions, the La Plata High School Warrior Marching Band competed at the USBands A Class National Championships in Allentown, Pa., on Nov. 5, 2016. The ensemble — under the direction of Susan Eckerle and led by drum major Brian Eckerle — earned fourth place in its division...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Physics Program Recognized for Best Practices

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Physics Program Recognized for Best Practices

The St. Mary’s College of Maryland physics program is highlighted as a role model in the report, “Phys21: Preparing Physics Students for 21st Century Careers.” The report, published by the Joint Task Force on Undergraduate Physics Programs (J-TUPP) and convened by the American Physical Society (APS) and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), selected the College as one...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Burglary Twice in Two Days

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Burglary Twice in Two Days

On Friday, November 18, 2016 at 7:53 pm, Trooper Opirhory of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the 46000 block of Columbus Drive for a reported trespassing. Investigation revealed that Henry Kamwood Chang, 47, of Lexington Park, had been evicted on November 14, 2016. On November 18, 2016, a witness observed the...
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Pennsylvania Man Arrested for Assault and Disorderly Conduct

Pennsylvania Man Arrested for Assault and Disorderly Conduct

On November 11, 2016 at approximately 11:20 pm, Trooper First Class S. Ditoto of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to ABC Liquors and Lounge, in California, for the report of a disorderly subject. Investigation revealed that Justin Corrado McGee, 25, of Saltsburg, PA, had been using profanity and arguing with other bar...
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Largo Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

Largo Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Rolando Oneal Thorpe, 32, of Largo, on Monday, November 28, 2016, to 10 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. The sentence was announced by United States...
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Two Students at Thomas Stone High School Caught Activating Fire Alarms

Two Students at Thomas Stone High School Caught Activating Fire Alarms

On Tuesday, November 22, and Monday, November 28, 2016, Firefighters responded to Thomas Stone High School, at 3785 Leonardtown Road, in Waldorf for a fire alarm. An investigation revealed the fire alarms at Thomas Stone High School were intentionally activated on two separate occasions. One incident occurred at the end of school on Tuesday, November 22,...
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Dominion Gives More Than $1 Million to Charitable Groups

Dominion Gives More Than $1 Million to Charitable Groups

Dominion Resources will once again mark the holiday season by providing more than $1 million in grants to help feed, shelter and care for people across communities where the company operates. Donations will be shared by 140 non-profit organizations that provide critical community services in 13 states. This is the second year that Dominion...
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MPT Series Maryland Farm & Harvest Visits Five Southern Maryland Farms in December

MPT Series Maryland Farm & Harvest Visits Five Southern Maryland Farms in December

Several farms in Southern Maryland are featured in episodes of the new season of the Maryland Public Television (MPT) series Maryland Farm & Harvest airing in December. Featured on the program Tuesday, December 6 at 7 p.m. is Hollywood Oyster Company in St. Mary’s County. The segment focuses on how oysters are raised and...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Assault with Iron

Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Assault with Iron

On Saturday, November 12, 2016, Corporal S. Carberry of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46000 block of Midway Drive in Lexington Park for the report of a domestic assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Amanda Ashley Penn, 22, of Lexington Park, struck the victim in the head with a flat...
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Police Investigating Burglary in Charlotte Hall

Police Investigating Burglary in Charlotte Hall

On Friday, November 25 at approximately 1:00 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 10000 block of Allens Fresh Road in Charlotte Hall, for the report of a suspicious vehicle. The complainant reported she observed a white male driving a blue Nissan Quest in the driveway of her neighbor’s home. When...
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How to keep your Heating Equipment Safe this Holiday Season

How to keep your Heating Equipment Safe this Holiday Season

The holidays are fast approaching, and there are several things to check to ensure that our home is safe and warm during this festive period and beyond. In addition to the several items on your list, having a carbon monoxide detector and inspecting your home’s heating equipment can go a long way in helping...
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California Man Arrested for Shoplifting at Kohls

California Man Arrested for Shoplifting at Kohls

On November 13, 2016, Cpl. J. Vezzosi of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Kohls in Lexington Park for a reported theft. The suspects, Anthony Lashawn Briscoe, 19, and Zyaeir Shirlean Calhoun, 18, both of California, were observed concealing items in a backpack and exiting the store without paying. Briscoe and...
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Traffic Stop Leads to Possession with Intent to Distribute Arrest

Traffic Stop Leads to Possession with Intent to Distribute Arrest

On November 25 at 5:05 p.m., Officer J. Brown from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle with a headlight out in the 300 block of Smallwood Drive. Upon approaching the car, Brown smelled a strong odor of marijuana. Further investigation revealed the driver, Tyrell Lamar Sherman, 19 of Waldorf,...
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Colonial Christmas at Historic St. Mary’s City

Colonial Christmas at Historic St. Mary’s City

On December 3, 2016 discover the spirit of Christmas past, specifically in the 17th- century. Guests are invited to follow the journey of a recently freed servant as he desperately searches for love (or at the least some domestic help). The people met along on his journey offer insight on how best to win...
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State Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Person of Interest

State Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Person of Interest

As part of an ongoing Identity Theft investigation, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack are looking to identify the individual pictured. These surveillance photographs were taken at the Best Buy and the Target in California, Maryland. If anyone has any information regarding the pictured individual, please contact Corporal Pilkerton at (301) 475-8955...
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