Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces October Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces October Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following October monthly promotions and reminders: Cat Appreciation Month (Monday, Oct. 2 to Tuesday, Oct. 31)  In honor of National Cat Day on Oct. 29, the shelter will offer feline friends at a discounted rate during October. Senior cats 6 years old and over will be $10, cats ages 1 to 5 years old will be $25, and kittens younger than 1 year old will be $50. Come adopt your...
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St. Mary’s County Produces Public Service Announcement in Continuing Campaign Against Opioid Use and Abuse

St. Mary’s County Produces Public Service Announcement in Continuing Campaign Against Opioid Use and Abuse

In an effort to educate citizens about the dangers of opioid use and abuse, St. Mary’s County Government is partnering with other county and community organizations to distribute a specially produced video public service announcement. The one-minute video features Sheriff Tim Cameron, State’s Attorney Richard Fritz, and Health Officer Dr. Meena Brewster emphasizing the county’s commitment to crack down on the illegal use of opioids. Information on how to access available resources for substance abuse treatment is provided. The...
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Health Department Investigates Local Exposure to Scabies

Health Department Investigates Local Exposure to Scabies

St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) is currently responding to confirmed cases of scabies in local healthcare facilities and the possible exposure of additional St. Mary’s County residents. SMCHD is working with the involved facilities and healthcare providers to determine those potentially exposed. Those potentially exposed are being contacted by the involved facilities or the health department. Scabies is an infestation of the skin by the human itch mite. The most common symptoms of scabies include itching and a...
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Calvert County Man Prohibited from Working in Wildlife Rehabilitation

Calvert County Man Prohibited from Working in Wildlife Rehabilitation

An administrative law judge has upheld a decision of Maryland Department of Natural Resources officials to revoke the wildlife rehabilitation permit of a Calvert County man who was convicted of practicing veterinary medicine without a license. Ronald Gene Wexler, 69, of Lusby, who had appealed the November action, also was prohibited from ever working in wildlife rehabilitation. Judge Tameika Lunn-Exinor said department officials and Maryland Natural Resources Police investigators presented “credible evidence” that Wexler’s conduct “was a violation of both state and federal...
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Legislators Consider Improving Md. Election Security After Hearing with State Elections Board

Legislators Consider Improving Md. Election Security After Hearing with State Elections Board

Legislators learned last week that Maryland’s electronic balloting system may need better security measures to protect voters’ information and that the lawmakers must be the ones to add those protections. The State Board of Elections told lawmakers Sept. 6 that they are powerless to make those changes, and that any security changes must directly come from the legislature. Last year, the State Board of Elections voted 4-1 to certify a new system for online ballots, even though experts in...
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Prince Fredrick Walmart Shoplifter Wears Stolen Clothes Out the Door

Prince Fredrick Walmart Shoplifter Wears Stolen Clothes Out the Door

On Saturday, September 2, 2017, Deputy Yates of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Walmart in Prince Frederick for a reported theft. Calvert County Deputies Yates and Kreps arrived at the Walmart to find the suspect, later identified as Rashaun Peebles, 38, of Prince Frederick, had fled on foot. Police located Peebles on Solomons Island Rd. near the Walmart. Investigation determined several miscellaneous items had been stolen and were located. Peebles admitted that he had stolen numerous...
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UPDATE: Death Investigation Underway in Mechanicsville

UPDATE: Death Investigation Underway in Mechanicsville

UPDATE – 9/24/2017 @ 10:00 a.m.: At this time the police are still investigating this as a death investigation and not a murder. 9/23/2017: 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....
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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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Fort Washington Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Fort Washington Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Are you $50,000 richer this morning? Check your Bonus Match 5 ticket to see if you are our lucky winner! The Maryland Lottery is looking for the player holding a top-prize winning ticket from the Sunday, Sept. 24 drawing. F&W Convenience in Fort Washington sold the winning ticket, which matches the five numbers of 3, 8,...
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Solomons Visitor Center Returns to Fall/Winter Schedule

Solomons Visitor Center Returns to Fall/Winter Schedule

The Calvert County Department of Economic Development announces the Solomons Visitor Information Center returns to its fall/winter seasonal schedule Oct. 1, 2017. From October through April 30, the center is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Solomons Visitor Information Center is located at 14175 Solomons Island Road South,...
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Charles County Scheduled for Oct. 7

Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Charles County Scheduled for Oct. 7

The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind residents that the next household hazardous waste collection for this year will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7.  The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off...
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Public Hearing on Military Service Credit Scheduled for Oct. 3, 2017

Public Hearing on Military Service Credit Scheduled for Oct. 3, 2017

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a public hearing Oct. 3, 2017, to consider and receive comments on an ordinance that allows members of the Sheriff’s Department Pension Plan to receive service credit for both military and prior law enforcement service. The hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the...
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Prince George’s County Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Prince George’s County Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

The Special Operations Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Officers will focus on the southern portion of the county. This is one of the many checkpoints that will be conducted throughout the year. Never drink and drive. The consequences are not worth the...
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$8 Million Improvement Plan for Fort Smallwood Park Announced

$8 Million Improvement Plan for Fort Smallwood Park Announced

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh today announced the County plans to invest more than $8 million to improve Fort Smallwood Park in Pasadena. “This investment will continue to improve the experience for our citizens who enjoy the majesty of Fort Smallwood Park,” said Schuh. “These improvements to Fort Smallwood will ensure it remains...
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Sobriety Checkpoint Results for Charles County

Sobriety Checkpoint Results for Charles County

On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, between 7:00 p.m. & 10:30 p.m., members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Maryland State Police, Natural Resources Police, Maryland Transportation Authority Police and La Plata Police Department, conducted a sobriety checkpoint on northbound and southbound Leonardtown Road south of Renner Road. The checkpoint was...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Collision in Capitol Heights

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Collision in Capitol Heights

The Prince George’s County Police Department, Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motorcycle collision in Capitol Heights. The victim is 29-year-old Carlos Price of Hylton Street in Capitol Heights. On September 24th, at about 7:30 pm, patrol officers were called to Walker Mill Road at County Road for the report of...
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Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic Officials Urge Boaters, Beachgoers use Caution, Prepare for Adverse Weather

Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic Officials Urge Boaters, Beachgoers use Caution, Prepare for Adverse Weather

Coast Guard officials in the Mid-Atlantic are urging the maritime community, boating public and beachgoers Monday to use caution and protect themselves and their vessels as Hurricane Maria moves north. The Coast Guard stresses the importance of securing vessels and updating Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon registrations as these devices often float free from...
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Help St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Identify Hurricane Harvey Donation Thief

Help St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Identify Hurricane Harvey Donation Thief

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in identifying the individuals and suspect pictured. The Chick-fil-A restaurant located at 45150 First Colony Way, California, Maryland was collecting donations in a large water jug to help the employees of a Texas Chick-fil-A damaged by Hurricane Harvey. On Wednesday, September 6, 2017...
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Prescription Drug Discount Program is Available to All Calvert County Residents

Prescription Drug Discount Program is Available to All Calvert County Residents

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners has partnered with the National Association of Counties (NACo) since July 2009 to provide county residents with a prescription drug discount program. To date, the partnership has saved Calvert County residents more than $403,000 on more than 20,824 prescriptions with discounts averaging 30.5 percent, or $19.40 per...
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Traffic Safety Notice for Calvert County Fair Weekend

Traffic Safety Notice for Calvert County Fair Weekend

Citizens are advised for safety purposes, a special traffic plan will be in effect from 10 am to 10 pm on Friday 9/29/17 (Youth Day), Saturday 9/30/17, and Sunday 10/01/17. No vehicles will be allowed to turn left off of Route 231 into the Fairgrounds during those days and times. An alternate route would...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 9/25/2017 to 9/29/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 9/25/2017 to 9/29/2017

During the week of September 25, to September 29, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Marshall Corner Road at McDonough High School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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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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