North Beach Man Driving While Suspended Arrested on Drug Charges

North Beach Man Driving While Suspended Arrested on Drug Charges

On May 10, 2017, at approximately 10:30am, Deputy K. Williamson, of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office  conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Skinners Turn Road and Investment Court, in Owings, on a vehicle being driven by Rodney Ward Jr, 34, of North Beach. The Control Center advised that Ward, Jr. has a total of eight (8) open driving suspensions on his license. When conducting a search incident to arrest, Deputy Williamson discovered two (2) pill bottles containing multiple...
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Owings Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Dunkirk Walmart

Owings Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Dunkirk Walmart

On Friday, May 12, 2017, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Deputy N. Barger of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Dunkirk Walmart for a reported shoplifting that had just occurred. Upon arrival the store Asset Protection Manager stated that he witnessed a customer, Rachel Boutaugh, 27, of Owings, placing items into her purse and attempt to exit the store without paying for the items. Boutaugh could not provide a receipt for the items; therefore, was charged with Theft...
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Community Spirit and Superheroes Unite for A Day 4 Heroes

Community Spirit and Superheroes Unite for A Day 4 Heroes

Foundation 4 Heroes had their first fundraiser Saturday called, “A Day 4 Heroes” and the community embraced their idea and showed some wonderful support. Heroes from far and wide gathered for the event honoring our community’s real heroes who make a difference in St. Mary’s County. The weather was perfect, the food was good, the music was popping and people seemed to have a blast as superheroes packed inside and outside of the 5 South Event Center in Callaway,...
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Dunkirk Man Arrested for Possession or Heroin in North Beach

Dunkirk Man Arrested for Possession or Heroin in North Beach

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Deputy B. Pounsberry of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office  was alerted that a vehicle traveling northbound on Bayside Road/1st Street, in North Beach, was driving recklessly and nearly caused an accident. He conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Nicholas Catucci, 47, of Dunkirk. Catucci was displaying multiple signs of being under the influence (pupils, slurred speech and lethargic movements). An orange pill bottle was seen in the...
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Lusby Woman Arrested for Possession of Prescription Drugs After Traffic Stop

Lusby Woman Arrested for Possession of Prescription Drugs After Traffic Stop

On May 11, 2017, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Deputy G. Gott of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop, in the area of MD Route 4 and Pardoe Road, in St. Leonard, on a vehicle traveling with a driver’s side headlight out. When speaking with the driver, Collette Jones, 47, of Lusby, he observed a prescription bottle in plain view. There were multiple medications stored in the same bottle. Deputy Gott informed Jones she could not store medication...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Assistance in Identifying Suspicious Person

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Assistance in Identifying Suspicious Person

On Monday, April 17, 2017, patrol deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspicious incident in the Willow Woods subdivision of Lexington Park. The preliminary investigation revealed a juvenile in the neighborhood was approached by an adult female in a dark sedan, who was unknown to her. The juvenile became concerned and reported the incident to her family members. The investigation was continued by the Criminal Investigations Division and through their investigation, detectives obtained additional...
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Bowie Woman Charged with Trespassing at Lexington Park Library

Bowie Woman Charged with Trespassing at Lexington Park Library

On May 21, 2017, Kathleen K. Crank, 55, of Bowie, was arrested by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies at the Lexington Park Library. The investigation revealed, Crank registered for a class being held at the library as a teenager. When she arrived, she was denied entry into the class. Crank refused requests to move from her location and caused a disturbance. Crank was arrested and charged with Trespassing on public property, disturbing the peace, hindering passage, and failure...
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Lusby Man Arrested at Buckets Sports Bar for Disorderly Conduct

Lusby Man Arrested at Buckets Sports Bar for Disorderly Conduct

On Friiday, May 19, 2017, at approximately, 12:30 a.m,. Deputy R. Shrawder of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office observed a patron in the Buckets Sports Bar, in Lusby, become highly intoxicated after consuming numerous drinks throughout the night. Edwin Foote, Jr., 27, of Lusby, was loud, belligerent and became disrespectful towards the bartenders when told numerous times to discontinue going behind the bar.  Due to his behavior and intoxication, he was told he needed to leave for the night....
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Possession of Heroin

Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Possession of Heroin

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, Deputy First Class D. Potter from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office observed a  passenger vehicle occupied by two subjects parked on the side of the road. The deputy was passing back through the community when he saw the subjects  still inside of the vehicle.  A check of the vehicle’s temporary registration revealed there was no record found through the Motor Vehicle Administration. An additional investigation revealed the vehicle’s temporary registration was expired and...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Excel Maryland Initiative to Grow Life Sciences and Cyber Startups

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Excel Maryland Initiative to Grow Life Sciences and Cyber Startups

Governor Larry Hogan today opened Maryland’s inaugural Governor’s Business Summit before a crowd of more than 700 business, education, and community leaders at the Hilton Baltimore. The day-long economic development conference hosted by the Maryland Marketing Partnership highlights the issues and industries driving Maryland’s economy, including developing workforce through innovation training, protecting businesses from cyber threats, tapping into global markets, and attracting venture capital, among other key topics. Governor Hogan described how the administration’s commitment to making Maryland “Open...
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22 Year-Old Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Rape of a Minor

22 Year-Old Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Rape of a Minor

On Friday, May 19, 2017, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into a report of a sex offense involving a juvenile female, after initially responding to a private residence in Mechanicsville for a reported disturbance. Detectives and Crime Lab Technicians from the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) were contacted and continued the investigation. As a result of their investigation, Anton Cortez Queen, 22, of Mechanicsville, was later arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Rape and...
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UPDATE – Exclusive Video/Audio: Early Morning Fire Truck Accident in Leonardtown

UPDATE – Exclusive Video/Audio: Early Morning Fire Truck Accident in Leonardtown

UPDATE 5/22/2017: One firefighter suffered 7 broken ribs, a fractured collarbone, a fractured arm and 8 stitches in his leg and lots of road rash!! He will be ok and more importantly the guys that we’re in that fire truck are all ok . Audio from St. Mary’s County fire & rescue radio transmissions have been added to our video. 5/21/2017: On Sunday, May 21, 2017, at approximately 2:00 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies responded to the...
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Hogan Administration Launches “Before It’s Too Late” Web Portal to Provide Resources, Raise Awareness of Opioid Crisis

Hogan Administration Launches “Before It’s Too Late” Web Portal to Provide Resources, Raise Awareness of Opioid Crisis

The Hogan-Rutherford administration today launched “Before It’s Too Late,” a new web portal designed to provide resources and raise public awareness of the rapid escalation of the evolving heroin, opioid, and fentanyl crisis in Maryland. “For nearly three years, our administration has been focused on combating the heroin and opioid crisis from every angle, including prevention, treatment, and recovery,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “This new web portal is another tool to raise awareness and provide critical resources to all Marylanders so that...
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Read the Charging Documents from the Waldorf Home Invasion/Murder

Read the Charging Documents from the Waldorf Home Invasion/Murder

UPDATE 5/18/2017 @12:00 p.m. – Below is the District Court of Maryland, Statement of Probable Cause. UPDATE 5/18/2017 @12:00 p.m. – Official Press Release from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office: Detectives assigned to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division have charged six suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of Samuel Keith Gemeny, 35, of Waldorf. The homicide occurred on May 16 in the 3400 block of Promenade Place in Waldorf. Gemeny was shot inside his apartment during a...
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St. Mary’s County Man Wins $100,000 on Scratch-Off at Corner Liquors

St. Mary’s County Man Wins $100,000 on Scratch-Off at Corner Liquors

Keeping a $100,000 top-prize Maximum Money scratch-off safe and sound until he could bring it to Maryland Lottery headquarters was of maximum concern for a lucky Lexington Park man. After scratching off the $10 game he bought at Corner Liquors in Lexington Park, the loyal scratch-off player immediately signed the winning instant ticket. “I couldn’t believe my eyes,” he said. His next issue was where to hide the lucky scratch-off. “I put it in the gun safe first,” said...
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Adult Independence Program graduates celebrated

Adult Independence Program graduates celebrated

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) held its first official graduation ceremony of the 2017-18 school year on Friday, May 19 as school system staff and families celebrated eight graduates of the Adult Independence Program (AIP). Honored were Brandon Garner, Nathaniel Gilchrist, D’Armae Griffin, Thomas McKenzie, Michael Proctor, Devonte Smith, Mariah Viray and Dennis Weeden,...
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MVA Honored with Global Award on Driver’s License and Identification Card

MVA Honored with Global Award on Driver’s License and Identification Card

Maryland’s Driver’s License (DL) and Identification Card (ID) has recently been named the recipient of a 2017 Élan Award for Card Manufacturing Excellence. The award honors innovative card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers, and suppliers who support a commitment to design quality, technical innovation, and the future of the global card industry. “Residents, businesses, and law...
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Healthy & Safe Swimming Week

Healthy & Safe Swimming Week

National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week runs May 22-28, 2017, the week leading up to Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer. The Secretaries of Maryland’s Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Environment and Natural Resources encourage all Marylanders to take note of swimming safety tips to ensure a safe and healthy swimming...
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North Point Student Receives Northrop Grumman Scholarship

North Point Student Receives Northrop Grumman Scholarship

North Point High School senior Connor Staudmyer is preparing to graduate and plan for the future. As a student in the engineering program at North Point, he recently completed his senior project: a helmet impact sensor for use in athletics. “The helmet sensor can trigger an alert when an athlete is injured on the...
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Maryland State Police to Conduct DUI Checkpoint in P.G County

Maryland State Police to Conduct DUI Checkpoint in P.G County

The Maryland State Police College Park Barrack in Prince George’s County, Md will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint. The operation will be held on Friday May 26th, 2017 starting at 9:00 pm in the area of Maryland Route 1 just south of Ammendale road in Beltsville. The sobriety checkpoint will be conduct under the...
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Keep Maryland Beautiful Program Awards $160,000 in Grants

Keep Maryland Beautiful Program Awards $160,000 in Grants

Parks & People Foundation’s paid internship program, Branches, received a grant for its work engaging low-income high school students in cleaning neighborhoods, creating green spaces and maintaining parks. The Maryland Environmental Trust has awarded 49 Keep Maryland Beautiful grants totaling over $160,000 to municipalities, nonprofits and schools for beautification projects, community cleanup activities and environmental education programs throughout the state....
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Cracking Down on Motorists Not Wearing Seat Belts

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Cracking Down on Motorists Not Wearing Seat Belts

From May 22 to June 4, officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office will be out in full force, cracking down on motorists who are not wearing their seat belts.It’s all part of the 2017 National Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/22/2017 to 5/26/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/22/2017 to 5/26/2017

During the week of May 22, to May 26, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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2016 Charles County Preservation Award Winners Announced

2016 Charles County Preservation Award Winners Announced

The Charles County Historic Preservation Commission hosted a Preservation Reception and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 18, at Smallwood State Park (2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbury). As part of this event, the commission announced the 2016 Charles County Preservation Award winners. Pat Turner, Derek and Beth Turner, Tina and Steve Lohr, Grayden Hays, and...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Participates in Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Participates in Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services, along with Triad/SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together), held their annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center in Hollywood, MD. The  St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office presented the colors, followed by the National Anthem,...
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Prince George’s County Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Clinton

Prince George’s County Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Clinton

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a crash involving several vehicles and a motorcycle. The operator of the motorcycle was killed in the collision. He’s 52-year-old Julian Anthony of Trowbridge Drive in Fort Washington. The collision occurred on May 18th, shortly before 9:00 pm, in the 9800...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On Sunday May 14, 2017, at 4:26 a.m., while inside the Lexington Park Wawa, the night manager confronted the suspect after observing her place food items into a backpack. While at the front counter, the suspect then assaulted a victim...
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Hoyer Statement on Action to Protect Affordable Health Care for Thousands of Marylanders

Hoyer Statement on Action to Protect Affordable Health Care for Thousands of Marylanders

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today after Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh joined with Attorneys General from more than a dozen states in moving to intervene in a lawsuit filed by House Republicans that undercuts the Affordable Care Act: “I am pleased that Attorney General Frosh joined with his fellow Attorneys...
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VIDEO: Prince George’s County Police Officer Found Guilty Of Second Degree Assault

VIDEO: Prince George’s County Police Officer Found Guilty Of Second Degree Assault

Today, a Prince George’s County jury found Officer Juan Hernandez guilty of striking a 22-year-old man with his police cruiser during a call for a fight and armed suspect. Officer Hernandez was found guilty of 2nd Degree Assault, but found not guilty of Misconduct in Office. “The conduct at issue today was immediately reported...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces $83 Million in Student Need-Based Scholarships for 2017-18

Governor Larry Hogan Announces $83 Million in Student Need-Based Scholarships for 2017-18

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that 49,200 Maryland students will receive scholarships totaling $82,764,420 through the Maryland Higher Education Commission. These scholarships represent the 2017-18 initial awarding of the Howard P. Rawlings Education Excellence Award Program, the state’s largest need-based student financial aid program. “Access to higher education is more important now than ever...
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police College Park Barrack investigating fatal accident.

UPDATE: Maryland State Police College Park Barrack investigating fatal accident.

Troopers of the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack continue investigating fatal accident. The occupants of the Nissan passenger vehicle have been identified. The driver was identified as Damon Walker Richardson Jr., 20 , of Bowie, Maryland. The front passenger was identified as Ahniya Muhammad, 21, of Lanham, Maryland. The deceased was identified as...
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IGNITE Charles County Business Resource Fair Inspires and Connects Local Entrepreneurs

IGNITE Charles County Business Resource Fair Inspires and Connects Local Entrepreneurs

The Economic Development Department, in partnership with College of Southern Maryland’s Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute, hosted the first IGNITE Charles County Business Resource Fair on Friday, May 12. More than 70 current and potential entrepreneurs had the opportunity to meet and network with 20 exhibiting business resource partners, and learn from six entrepreneur speakers...
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