VIDEO: Fight at Nicolet Park Streamed Live on Facebook

VIDEO: Fight at Nicolet Park Streamed Live on Facebook

Police responded to Nicolet Park at 21786 Bunker Hill Drive, Lexington Park, on Sunday, July 23,2017, at 2:oo p.m., for the report of a disturbance. SMNEWWSNET obtained a video that was streamed live on a Facbook page for 5 minutes and 45 seconds. The video shows a fight between two females while multiple people watched, two other females walked around during the fight with baseball bats insuring no one would interfere. The large crowd scattered as police arrived on...
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Calvert County Police Report for 7/24/2017

Calvert County Police Report for 7/24/2017

The following is a sample of recent crimes and investigations handled by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office.  Drug Arrests: July 11, 2017- Joseph White, 21, of District Heights was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, CDS paraphernalia, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest July 15, 2017- Matthew Thomas Zibreg, 31, of Owings was arrested for Possession of Heroin and Paraphernalia July 16, 2017- Jason Riley, 36, of Prince Frederick was arrested for Possession of Zubsolv and (bottled urine) Possession and/or selling...
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UPDATE: Driver in Fatal Crash at Maryland International Raceway Identified

UPDATE: Driver in Fatal Crash at Maryland International Raceway Identified

Official St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: On July 23, 2017, at approximately 8:02 pm, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Maryland International Raceway in Mechanicsville, Maryland for a reported crash on the drag strip. The investigation revealed, the driver, Thomas Albert Dunford, age 60, of Tazewell, Virginia was participating in a race at the Maryland International Raceway. For unknown reasons, it appears he failed to activate his brakes or parachute causing the dragster to travel...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Friday Night Stabbing

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Friday Night Stabbing

On Friday, July 21, 2017, at approximately 8:10 p.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a stabbing in Lexington Park. Emergency personnel and police responded to Patuxent Road, in Lexington Park and upon arrival found a male in his forties suffering from a stab wound to his groin area. The victim was taken to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital by ambulance. Upon arrival at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, it was determined that the patient...
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Charles County High School Teacher Found Not Guilty of Student Allegations of Sexual Abuse

Charles County High School Teacher Found Not Guilty of Student Allegations of Sexual Abuse

On Thursday, July 20, 2017, a Charles County jury found Ronald Wells, a science teacher from Henry E. Lackey High School, not guilty of student allegations of sexual abuse. Two students had accused Wells in the spring of 2016 of allegedly attempting to engage in sexual abuse. One student made his allegation on April 29, 2016. A second allegation by a different student was made in May 2016 about an incident that occurred a year prior, in May or...
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Great Mills Man Arrested for Handgun Violation and Drug Possession

Great Mills Man Arrested for Handgun Violation and Drug Possession

On Monday, July 3, 2017, Deputy M. Beyer of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was on foot patrol in the area of Foxchase Apartments. When Beyer approached a group in the area, one of them, Travis Devon Floyd, 29, of Great Mills, quickly took off running. Beyer gave chase and observed a silver gun fall from Floyd’s possession. Floyd was taken into custody, and further investigation revealed he was also in possession of suspected CDS: Not Marijuana. Floyd was...
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Great Mills Woman Arrested for Selling Alcohol to Underaged Informant

Great Mills Woman Arrested for Selling Alcohol to Underaged Informant

In response to complaints received by the St. Mary’s County Alcohol Beverage Board, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted an alcohol enforcement operation at Jughead Liquors, on Alton Lane, in California. During the operation, an underage buyer entered the business and returned a short time later with alcohol. A description of the clerk who sold the alcohol to the underage informant was given to the investigating deputy. The clerk was identified as Donna Carol McMurray, 58, of Great...
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UPDATE: Police Arrest Mechanicsville Man After Road Rage Shooting in Alexandria

UPDATE: Police Arrest Mechanicsville Man After Road Rage Shooting in Alexandria

UPDATE: Stickell is currently being held on a no bond status. 7/19/2017: The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on the Eisenhower Connector near the 495 off-ramp. At approximately 7:56 a.m., on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, officers were dispatched to a shooting. The initial investigation has shown that a “road rage” incident occurred between the occupants of two vehicles. The driver of one vehicle shot at the occupants of a second vehicle. Officers located an injured female,...
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VIDEO: Bryans Road Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Police Chase

VIDEO: Bryans Road Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Police Chase

On Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at approximately 1:52 a.m., Trooper First Class C. Ditoto, from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack was on duty operating his marked Maryland State Police cruiser on Chancellors Run Road in the area of Maryland Route 235, in Lexington Park. Trooper Ditoto observed a silver Chevrolet traveling directly in front of his patrol vehicle, and noticed the registration on the vehicle was expired. When Trooper Ditoto activated his emergency equipment and attempted to make...
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Two Teens Arrested for Burglary at Target in Waldorf

Two Teens Arrested for Burglary at Target in Waldorf

On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 4:05 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm activation at Target on Western Parkway, in Waldorf. When officers arrived, they observed a male suspect running back inside the store. Officers established a perimeter and a police K9 searched the building. Two suspects were located in the back of the store and apprehended without incident. Investigation showed the suspects hid inside until the store was closed for the evening....
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Lexington Park Grandmother Arrested for Child Abuse

Lexington Park Grandmother Arrested for Child Abuse

On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Deputy B. Gaskill of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46000 block of Yorktown Road in Lexington Park for a reported assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Nikki Pistorio, 55, of Lexington Park, struck the juvenile victim in the face multiple times. During the assault, she also struck a witness in the arm with a shovel. The victim displayed visible injuries. Pistorio was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

On Saturday, June 24, 2017, Deputy V. Pontorno of the St, Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling the area of the 20000 block of Point Lookout Road in Great Mills when he observed suspicious subjects in the area of the gazebo. As Pontorno approached the area on foot, he noticed signs the suspects, Troy Allen Jones, 24, of Lexington Park, and Kacey Grace Medeiros, 24, of No Fixed Address, appeared to be living in the park. A search of...
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UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Mechanicsville Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Mechanicsville Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE 7/17/2017 @ 5:00 p.m.: Update: The driver of the Dodge Avenger, 24-year-old Holly Anne Blankenship, succumbed to her injuries while being treated at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. 7/13/2017: On July 13, 2017, at 5:55 p.m., a 2010 Dodge Avenger being operated by a 24-year-old female of Mechanicsville, attempted to cross northbound Three Notch Road in the area of New Market Turner Road when the motor vehicle failed to yield-right-of way and was struck by a 2015 Dodge Durango being...
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UPDATE: Baltimore Man Sentenced to 40 Years for Killing of 18-Year-Old Waldorf Teen in Drug Deal Gone Bad

UPDATE: Baltimore Man Sentenced to 40 Years for Killing of 18-Year-Old Waldorf Teen in Drug Deal Gone Bad

UPDATE 7/17/2017: On Monday, July 17, 2017, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Erik Nice sentenced Deavan Quindel Jefferson, 20, of Baltimore to 30 years for the murder of Reuel Hicks, 18, of Waldorf. Jefferson was also given 20 years for a firearms charge with all but 10 years suspended. UPDATE 10/27/2016 @ 10:40 a.m.: On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at approximately 8:00 p.m., officers responded to the 11100 block of Mall Circle for the report of a shooting. A preliminary investigation showed...
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Name Released in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Park Hall

Name Released in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Park Hall

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision in the area of Point Lookout Road and North Snow Hill Manor Road On July 15, 2017, at 9:13 a.m., patrol units from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single motor vehicle collision in the area of Point Lookout Road and North Snow Hill Manor Road. Units arrived and located a 2015 Toyota Corolla off the roadway. The driver was pronounced deceased by Emergency Medical Personnel....
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Waldorf Man Killed in Fort Washington Collision

Waldorf Man Killed in Fort Washington Collision

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit from the Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a crash in Fort Washington early Friday, July 21, 2017, morning that killed two drivers. One of the victims is 48-year-old Robert Peterson Sr., of Hollins Lane in Waldorf. Investigators are working to identify the second driver. His name...
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Slagle Appointed Economic Development Director for Calvert County

Slagle Appointed Economic Development Director for Calvert County

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Robertson-Slagle as the county’s director of economic development. The appointment is an important part of the reorganization plan the board approved April 25 to improve overall county government operations and services to the public. Slagle’s appointment is effective...
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Free Fishing Classes Available to Youth at Gilbert Run Park

Free Fishing Classes Available to Youth at Gilbert Run Park

Are you between the ages of six and 15 and interested in learning how to fish?  The Charles County Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism is hosting free fishing classes at Gilbert Run Park (13140 Charles Street, Charlotte Hall).  Classes are 9:30 a.m. – noon on Thursday, Aug. 10 and Thursday, Aug. 24. This...
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Calvert County to Host Free Residential Shredding Event

Calvert County to Host Free Residential Shredding Event

The Calvert County Division of Solid Waste is hosting a free paper shredding event for county residents Saturday, July 29. The event will be held at Northern High School located at 2950 Chaneyville Road, Owings from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. All paper must be removed from plastic bags and cardboard...
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Take the Pledge to Eat Fresh Every Day During Buy Local Week

Take the Pledge to Eat Fresh Every Day During Buy Local Week

The annual statewide Buy Local Challenge (BLC) encourages everyone to eat something from a local farm every day during Buy Local Week, July 22 – 30, 2017. Individuals, businesses and organizations can take the Challenge, which is voluntary pledge to eat Maryland farm products (produce, dairy, seafood, meats and fruit) for one week. Locally...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017

During the week of July 10, to July 14, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday,...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland to Assist Historic Sotterley Plantation with Archival Collections

St. Mary’s College of Maryland to Assist Historic Sotterley Plantation with Archival Collections

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Archives has partnered with Historic Sotterley Plantation to assist with preserving Sotterley’s archival collections and making them available online. A national landmark dating back to 1703, Sotterley Plantation is a 94-acre museum overlooking the Patuxent River in Hollywood, Md. It has been open to the public since 1961. Kent...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Announce Administrative Appointments

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Announce Administrative Appointments

Superintendent of Schools, Mr. J. Scott Smith, announces the administrative appointments made by the Board of Education at its meeting of July 19, 2017. The Board appointed Ms. Theresa Buckler as Assistant Principal, 11-month, at Greenview Knolls Elementary School. Ms. Buckler holds a Master’s degree from Bowie State University, and a Bachelor’s degree from...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Announces National Night Out Participating Communities

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Announces National Night Out Participating Communities

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, from 6 pm-8 pm, neighborhoods throughout St. Mary’s County will join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 34th Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and will involve over 11,000 communities from...
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Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

On Friday, July 14, 2017, at 11:15 a.m., the suspect placed items from the Lexington Park Family Dollar store into his black backpack and fled without paying for the merchandise. The Lexington Park Family Dollar store is located at 21703 Great Mills Road. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect and/or about...
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Clinton Man Sentenced To 30 Months In Federal Court For Wire Fraud

Clinton Man Sentenced To 30 Months In Federal Court For Wire Fraud

John Calvin Baltimore, age 37, of Clinton, Maryland was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release and restitution of $239,609 by U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis. Baltimore pleaded guilty to wire fraud in a scheme where he defrauded his employer by stealing cash from a large safe...
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Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Motorcycle Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Motorcycle Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on July 19, 2017 last night, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack responded to a fatal collision on US-Rt.1 (Baltimore Avenue) at Prince Georges Avenue, in Beltsville. There was a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle involved in this collision. The Motorcycle driver was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Preliminary...
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Cooling Centers Available in Charles County During Summer Months

Cooling Centers Available in Charles County During Summer Months

As the summer heat begins, it is important to stay cool and hydrated. When the National Weather issues a Heat Advisory, Excessive Heat Watch, Excessive Heat Warning, or Air Quality Alert of Orange or greater, the following public buildings are open during regular business hours for use by residents: Capital Clubhouse (Monday through Sunday, 9...
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Cooling Centers Available in Calvert County During Sweltering Temperatures

Cooling Centers Available in Calvert County During Sweltering Temperatures

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for later this week as temperatures are expected to exceed 105 degrees. The Calvert County Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management reminds citizens there are several places in Calvert County to visit if they need to cool off. The county’s community centers...
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As Temperatures Soar Cooling Centers will be Available in St. Mary’s County

As Temperatures Soar Cooling Centers will be Available in St. Mary’s County

With temperatures expected to climb into the mid 90’s and heat indexes possibly exceeding 105 degrees across the region Wednesday and Thursday, the Department of Emergency Services and Technology is encouraging citizens to prepare. Drink fluid daily to prevent dehydration. Water, fruit juices and juice drinks are the best choices. Avoid alcohol and caffeine...
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Wednesday’s Pet is TOY

Wednesday’s Pet is TOY

Wednesday’s Pet for 7/19/17 is TOY Featured Pet: Toy Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Terrier Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee:  Has been paid by Prince Frederick Chrysler Toy is a scruffy, talking, bundle of energy.  He loves to talk and play ball. ...
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Prince George’s Co. Man Faces Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

Prince George’s Co. Man Faces Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

Maryland State Police have charged a Prince George’s County man with possession of drugs after he was stopped earlier today on westbound Rt. 50 at Southaven Road in Annapolis. The suspect is identified as Nathan Campbell, 29, of Temple Hills. He is charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, intent to distribute and...
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