Death Investigation Underway in Mechanicsville

Death Investigation Underway in Mechanicsville

On Saturday, September 23, 2017, at approximately 9:00 p.m., emergency personnel, responded to a residence on Old Horse Landing Road, in Mechanicsville, for a CPR in progress call. Witnesses at the scene reported a 37-year-old female was found lying unconscious in the front yard of a residence, and that she had traumatic injuries to her face. The female was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene. An ambulance was also requested to the scene for a 33-year-old male with an...
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Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Calvert County Police Car Under Investigation

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Calvert County Police Car Under Investigation

UPDATE: Sheriff Mike Evans Posted the following information on his Facebook page. Early this morning DFC Vaughn Evans was southbound on Rt 4 in Prince Frederick when another vehicle traveling north in the southbound lane struck his patrol vehicle. DFC Evans was flown to Shock Trauma and has since been released with non-life threatening injuries. It is with great sadness that we confirm that the 18-year old driver of the other vehicle is deceased. Our thoughts and prayers are...
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Heroin/Fentanyl Overdose at St. Mary’s County Detention Center Leads to Charges

Heroin/Fentanyl Overdose at St. Mary’s County Detention Center Leads to Charges

On Friday, June 9, 2017  an inmate housed in the work release section of the St. Mary’s County Detention Center was found unresponsive and transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment. The investigation determined the inmate had overdosed on heroin/fentanyl which had been brought into the facility by another inmate identified as Saeed Akhil Handon, 21, of California. Handon told police he brought heroin and tobacco into the facility by placing it into a small glue stick which...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, Deputy J. Bush of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46000 block of Chapman Drive in Lexington Park, for the report of an indecent exposure. The victim alleged Rodolfo Palacios Ramirez, 52, of Lexington Park, was banging on the her back door. She answered the door and went outside and told Ramirez to leave multiple times (approximately 4 times) prior to calling 911. The victim said Ramirez had exposed himself to...
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Drunken Virginia Man Arrested for Loaded Shotgun on Passenger Seat of Truck

Drunken Virginia Man Arrested for Loaded Shotgun on Passenger Seat of Truck

On Thursday, July 20, 2017 Deputy Fennessey of the St. Mary’s County Sherriff’s Office responded to downtown Leonardtown for a reported traffic incident with a gun involved. Deputy Fennessey met with the victim who stated he observed a male operating a black pick-up truck, remove a shotgun from the rear of his vehicle and place it on the front passenger’s seat. The victim stated he had been traveling Northbound on Fenwick street. When he observed the pickup truck stopped...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested on Gun Charges, Threatens to Kill Police

Mechanicsville Man Arrested on Gun Charges, Threatens to Kill Police

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, Deputy Smith, from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Golden Beach Road, and Beach Drive, in Mechanicsville. Police were responding to a 911 call reporting a subject armed with a handgun and selling unknown drugs. The caller advised the suspect was a male and wearing a red shirt and khaki pants, and had a “glock” style handgun concealed in his waistband. Police located a man, in a red shirt...
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Variant Influenza Detected in 7 People Who Had Close Contact with Pigs at Fair

Variant Influenza Detected in 7 People Who Had Close Contact with Pigs at Fair

The Maryland Department of Health has presumptively identified the influenza virus strain H3N2v (variant flu) in seven Maryland residents who had close contact with pigs at the Charles County Fair. None of the infected individuals has developed serious illness or been hospitalized. Influenza is an infection caused by the influenza virus which can affect people and other animals, including pigs and birds. Symptoms for the H3N2v strain are the same as seasonal flu and include fever and respiratory symptoms,...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Asking for Public’s Help Identifying Theft Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Asking for Public’s Help Identifying Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in identifying the suspect pictured below. On Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 12:18 PM, the suspect used a stolen Target gift card at the Target store located at 45155 First Colony Blvd. in California, Maryland. The gift card had been inside a birthday card which was stolen from a mailbox in the 21800 block of Oscar Hayden Road in Bushwood, Maryland. Anyone with information about the identity of...
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Influenza A “Swine Flu” Detected in Pigs at the Charles County Fair

Influenza A “Swine Flu” Detected in Pigs at the Charles County Fair

The Maryland Department of Health, Maryland Department of Agriculture, and the health departments in Charles County and St. Mary’s County are investigating five cases of influenza in pigs recently exhibited at the Charles County Fair. Preliminary tests show that the pigs are infected with influenza A, but it is not yet known if this strain is potentially transmissible to humans. Additional testing and investigation is underway by the Department of Agriculture. It is rare for influenza viruses that normally...
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California Men Arrested After Caught Stealing Two 55 Inch TVs from Walmart

California Men Arrested After Caught Stealing Two 55 Inch TVs from Walmart

On Monday, August 28, 2017, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Walmart located at Miramar Way, in California, after an off-duty police officer from the Marlow Heights Police Department contacted the Emergency Communication Center in reference to a theft in progress. The off-duty officer said he observed a black male wearing all black clothing, a black face-mask and a yellow hat take two televisions and walk out of the store. The subject got into...
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Heroin Found on Couch During Welfare Check in North Beach

Heroin Found on Couch During Welfare Check in North Beach

On Friday, September 8, 2017 Deputy Migliaccio of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on 4th Street, in North Beach for a welfare check. Deputy Migliaccio made contact with Matthew Hutchinson, 27, of North Beach. Deputy Migliaccio observed Hutchinson to be possibly under the influence. An investigation found a freshly used syringe on the furniture behind Hutchinson. Additionally, Deputy Migliaccio found folded currency with possible Heroin inside. Hutchins was placed under arrest and transported to Calvert...
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Trespasser Found Sleeping on Boat at Rod N Reel Marina

Trespasser Found Sleeping on Boat at Rod N Reel Marina

On Saturday, September 9, 2017 Deputy Migliaccio of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Rod N Reel Marina West located on Gordon Stinnett Ave, Chesapeake Beach for a trespassing complaint. The Rod-N-Reel Security stated that a boat appeared to have been tampered with. They have noticed this particular boat, for multiple nights recently. It was discovered that this boat cover had been un-buttoned, creating a hole large enough for a person to enter the boat. Initial investigation...
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One Hundred Needles Found During Traffic Stop in Prince Frederick

One Hundred Needles Found During Traffic Stop in Prince Frederick

On Friday, September 8, 2017 Deputy Mohler of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop at Prince Frederick Boulevard and West Dares Beach Road, in Prince Frederick, for traveling above the properly posted speed limit. The driver was identified as James Johnson Jr., 28, of Mechanicsville. Deputy Mohler recorded Johnson to be traveling at 45 mph in a 35 mph zone. During the traffic stop Deputy Mohler requested Johnson to perform a standardized field sobriety test. Once...
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Police in Mechanicsville Arrest Trio for Theft of $15 Tire

Police in Mechanicsville Arrest Trio for Theft of $15 Tire

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at approximately 12:35 p.m., the St. Mary’s County Emergency Communications Center (ECC) broadcasted a theft that occurred at from Seymour’s auto parts on Charlotte Hall Road, in Charlotte Hall. The caller stated two white females and a white male left the store after removing a used tire from the tire rack, and left in a silver Honda passenger car without paying for the tire. While police were in route to Seymour’s, the ECC notified...
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UPDATE : 54-Year-Old Leonardtown Woman Killed in Valley Lee Motor Vehicle Collision

UPDATE : 54-Year-Old Leonardtown Woman Killed in Valley Lee Motor Vehicle Collision

UPDATE 9/18/2017: On September 17, 2017, at approximately 8:00 p.m., patrol deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Piney Point Road and Blake Creek Road for the report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Due to the nature of the collision, The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit was requested. The preliminary investigation determined a 1999 Toyota Corolla operated by Shelia Marie Hardesty, 54, of Leonardtown, was traveling southbound on Piney...
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Maryland Department of Agriculture Update on Swine Influenza

Maryland Department of Agriculture Update on Swine Influenza

The Maryland State Veterinarian Dr. Michael Radebaugh yesterday inspected the pigs under quarantine at the Charles County Fairgrounds as a result of an Influenza A (H3N2 subtype) detection in swine exhibited there. “Upon further epidemiological investigation and ongoing trace backs to previous fairs and shows, the Maryland Department of Agriculture believes the swine influenza outbreak...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Officers’ Recommendations Lead to New Laws

Charles County Sheriff’s Officers’ Recommendations Lead to New Laws

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is pleased to recognize CCSO Detective Jennifer McKenzie and Sgt. Jon Burroughs for their work in this year’s legislative process, during which two legislative proposals they suggested were subsequently passed into law. One bill prohibits scrap metal dealers from paying money for cell tower batteries to unauthorized persons,...
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NAVAIR Fellows Program Inducts 2017 Class

NAVAIR Fellows Program Inducts 2017 Class

Forty leading scientists and engineers were inducted into the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Fellows program as new associate fellows during Sept. 14 ceremonies here and in Point Mugu, California.. Established in 2000, the Fellows Program has recognized 473 NAVAIR engineers and scientists for their significant technical contributions to naval aviation, while also encouraging...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SNOOPY

Wednesday’s Pet is SNOOPY

Wednesday’s Pet for 9/20/2017 SNOOPY     Featured Pet: Snoopy Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Snoopy is an adorable 6-month-old Beagle.  He is lovable, happy and smart.  Puppies are so adorable, but please give careful consideration to...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Asking for Public’s Help Identifying Wallet Theft Suspects

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Asking for Public’s Help Identifying Wallet Theft Suspects

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in identifying the suspects pictured below. On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 11:45 a.m., both suspects were seen rummaging through the employee office area of the Rent-A-Center store located at 21600 Great Mills Road, in Lexington Park, Maryland. An employee later discovered her wallet had been stolen from her purse which was in the...
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ALERT – Check Fraud Scam

ALERT – Check Fraud Scam

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has recently received multiple complaints involving a check fraud scam. In this scam, a potential victim will receive, what appears to be, a legitimate bank check in the MAIL; typically by 2 day or 3 day US Priority Mail service. Instructions will accompany the check directing victims to...
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Child Safety Seat Check Set For La Plata

Child Safety Seat Check Set For La Plata

The Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack, in partnership with University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, La Plata Town Police, Charles County Rescue Squad 51, Walmart and Maryland Kids in Safety Seats (KISS), are conducting a free child safety seat check from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 23 at the Walmart in...
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There’s A New Dog In Town: State Police K-9 Unit Welcomes Skye To The Team

There’s A New Dog In Town: State Police K-9 Unit Welcomes Skye To The Team

The Maryland State Police K-9 Unit welcomes Skye to the team to help keep Maryland safe. Skye is a three year old Springer Spaniel who is a certified cadaver dog. Skye is currently one of only three law enforcement human remains detection dogs in Maryland and is the first cadaver dog to work for...
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Patuxent River Appreciation Days 2017

Patuxent River Appreciation Days 2017

Patuxent River Appreciation Days (PRAD), one of Southern Maryland’s longest running festivals, celebrates its 40th year on October 7 and 8 at the Calvert Marine Museum. All members of the family can enjoy the fun from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Museum admission is free. The arts and craft show with over twenty five...
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Students start the day off right next month with free breakfast

Students start the day off right next month with free breakfast

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will celebrate the success of the school breakfast program next month by offering students free meals to start their school day. Beginning Oct. 2 and ending Oct. 27, all CCPS students will get a jump-start to the day with a free healthy breakfast. Items will include milk, cereal, juice...
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Opioid Education and Prevention Event Scheduled for Oct. 18

Opioid Education and Prevention Event Scheduled for Oct. 18

Charles County Government, in partnership with Charles County Public Schools, is hosting a free community opioid workshop and resource fair on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at North Point High School (2500 Davis Rd, Waldorf) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  This fair is to help educate our local community and help provide resources to those...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 9/18/2017 to 9/22/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 9/18/2017 to 9/22/2017

During the week of September 18, to September 22, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Commissioners Approve Resolution to Assist Employee Wellness Initiative

Commissioners Approve Resolution to Assist Employee Wellness Initiative

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, the Board of Charles County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to expand healthy drink and snack options offered in vending machines in county-owned buildings used by employees and residents. The Commissioners’ action supports an idea brought forth by the Charles County Wellness Committee employees. The draft policy proposed by the...
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Charles County Commissioners Proclaim National Recovery Month

Charles County Commissioners Proclaim National Recovery Month

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, the Board of Commissioners proclaimed September as National Recovery Month. The observance promotes the benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders; celebrates people in recovery; commends treatment and service providers’ contributions; and promotes that recovery in all forms is possible. The County Commissioners also...
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The 17th Annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day Event Scheduled for Oct. 7

The 17th Annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day Event Scheduled for Oct. 7

On Saturday, Oct. 7, the 17th annual Nanjemoy Heritage Day will be held at the Nanjemoy Community Center (4375 Port Tobacco Road) from noon until 3 p.m. The Department of Community Services Aging and Human Services Division is requesting old family photos and Nanjemoy artifacts to showcase. If you have a piece of Nanjemoy...
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Prince George’s County Photographer Wins 2017 DNR Photo Contest

Prince George’s County Photographer Wins 2017 DNR Photo Contest

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the winners of the 2017 Natural Resources Photo Contest, with the grand prize going to Nikunj Patel of Laurel for his stunning photo of an American Wigeon spreading its wings in wintry blue waters. This year’s grand prize package includes $500, a 2018 Maryland State Park and Trail Passport, a...
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M/Cpl. Shawn Gregory Named Correctional Officer of the Year By the Maryland Sheriffs’ Association

M/Cpl. Shawn Gregory Named Correctional Officer of the Year By the Maryland Sheriffs’ Association

On Monday, September 11, Master Corporal Shawn Gregory was named the Correctional Officer of the Year by the Maryland Sheriffs’ Association and Maryland Chiefs of Police Association at their annual conference held in Ocean City, MD. The award was presented by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Riverdale Park Police Chief David Morris, President of the...
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