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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Police Investigating Death of Woman Found Lying in Driveway

Police Investigating Death of Woman Found Lying in Driveway

On Monday, September 18, 2017, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to a residence on Coosan Court, in Great Mills, for the report of a unconscious female. Personnel arrived on scene to find a unconscious female lying in the driveway of a residence. They attempted life saving measures, which were unsuccessful. The female was subsequently pronounced dead. The victim will...
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Clements Man Tests Positive for Cocaine at Jail Using Daughters Urine

Clements Man Tests Positive for Cocaine at Jail Using Daughters Urine

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, Deputy First Class Kirkner, from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to St. Mary’s County Detention Center for the report of a fraudulent urine specimen. Kirkner was provided a report written by Corrections Officer, Patrick Britt. Britt’s statement indicated on September 13, 2017 at approximately 7:30 a.m., he was conducting a pre-trial urinalysis test on Joshua Alexander Mason, 33, of Clements. Upon being handed the container of urine from Mason, Britt noticed the...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Woman Gets Four Years in Prison for Vehicular Manslaughter

UPDATE: Lexington Park Woman Gets Four Years in Prison for Vehicular Manslaughter

UPDATE 9/17/2017: On Friday, September 15, 2017, Lindsay Leanne Canter, 33 of Lexington Park, appeared in Calvert County Circuit Court for sentencing. Canter was sentenced to 15 years in state prison with all but four years suspended. Canter will be on probation for five years following her release, and will be have to perform 100 hours of community service. UPDATE 7/12/2017: On Friday, July 7, 2017, Lindsay Leanne Canter, 32 of Lexington Park, appeared in Calvert County Circuit Court and entered...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Murder

UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Murder

UPDATE 9/16/2017: On Thursday, September 14, 2017, Patrick Henry Bush, 52 of Lexington Park, was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole on the charge of first degree murder. Bush was also sentenced to 20 years in prison on the charge of armed robbery and 15 years for theft over $10,000. UPDATE 6/29/2017: Patrick Henry Bush, 52 of Lexington Park, was  found guilty of first and second degree murder and armed robbery, on Wednesday June 28, 2017, in St. Mary’s County Circuit...
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St. Mary’s County Oysterman Convicted Again and Again on Poaching Charges

St. Mary’s County Oysterman Convicted Again and Again on Poaching Charges

A St. Mary’s County man whose Maryland commercial waterman’s license was revoked in 2015 for oyster harvesting violations has been banned from any oystering activity on the Potomac River for the coming season. James Phillip Nelson, 41, of California, was convicted in St. Mary’s County District Court in February of harvesting oysters from a closed area on the river near Point Lookout. Maryland Natural Resources Police officers determined that Nelson was well within the marked boundary for the protected...
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“Car Repo Standoff” Ends After Five Hours in Hobby Lobby Parking Lot

“Car Repo Standoff” Ends After Five Hours in Hobby Lobby Parking Lot

On Friday, September 15th, 2017 at approximately 1:45 p.m. SIA Towing of Lanham MD, attempted to repossess a vehicle. SIA towing received repossession paperwork. Tow truck driver Toby was dispatched to the Hobby Lobby parking lot, after GPS tracking had located the vehicle. Toby located the Lexus in the parking lot, and lifted the car onto his tow truck. While attempting to secure the vehicle, an unidentified driver made contact with Toby. The Lexus driver requested to get “some...
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58-Year-Old Pedestrian from La Plata Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Waldorf

58-Year-Old Pedestrian from La Plata Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Waldorf

On Friday, September 15, 2017, at approximately 8:00 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on southbound Route 301 (Crain Highway) north of Smallwood Drive in Waldorf. Due to the circumstances, the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack requested the Maryland State Police Crash Team to assume the investigation. A preliminary investigation conducted by troopers from the La Plata Barrack and the MSP Crash...
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Suspended Five Times and Revoked Once Didn’t Stop Waldorf Man from Driving to Get his Heroin

Suspended Five Times and Revoked Once Didn’t Stop Waldorf Man from Driving to Get his Heroin

On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Deputy Pickeral, from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was on patrol in the area of Acton Lane, and Crain Highway, in Waldorf The Deputy observed a tan Nissan Maxima passenger car driving in an unsafe manor. A registration check on the vehicle revealed the tag belonged to a 1978 Mercedes. Police initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle, and before pulling over police observed the driver throw an item out...
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Reckless Driver Arrested for Possession of Crack in Prince Frederick

Reckless Driver Arrested for Possession of Crack in Prince Frederick

On Saturday, September 2, 2017 a lookout was broadcasted for a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed and reckless driving. Deputy Beisel of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle with the assistance of Deputy Yates. A traffic stop was conducted at Route 4 and Hallowing Point Road, in Prince Frederick, and Robert Toye, 64, of Leonardtown, was the sole occupant and driver. A K9 scanned the vehicle and showed a positive alert for narcotics. A...
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Improving Pretrial Justice Using Existing Resources: A Case Study from St. Mary’s County

In a perfect world, every state would support local jurisdictions in providing pretrial assessments that help courts make better decisions and maximizing release with minimal intrusion (which is both the legal standard and best practice). In the real world, however, creative local officials sometimes have to take matters into their own hands. That’s what my friend Michael Merican did when he was warden of the jail facility in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. This report—which we provide as inspiration to...
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VIDEO: Charges Pending in Lexington Park Burglary

VIDEO: Charges Pending in Lexington Park Burglary

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at approximately 2:05 p.m. Troopers from the Maryland State Police and Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 18000 block of Premier Lane in Lexington Park for a reported burglary. The homeowner advised an unknown subject was in their residence. An individual arrived to the residence to find a door had been kicked in and observed a subject in the roadway. The individual attempted to approach the subject, when he...
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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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Mallows Bay Trash Clean-up Day Scheduled for Oct. 7

Mallows Bay Trash Clean-up Day Scheduled for Oct. 7

Charles County Government is partnering with the Alice Ferguson Foundation, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the fourth annual trash clean-up day at Mallows Bay Park (1440 Wilson Landing Road, Nanjemoy) on Saturday, Oct. 7 from noon to 6 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, Oct. 8). Volunteers can walk the shoreline of Mallows Bay...
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What if Your Car Accident Injuries Don’t Appear Immediately?

Any accident involving cars or other motor vehicles can be a traumatic experience and can leave lasting injury, both psychological and physical. In addition, some injuries may not become noticeable until the time following the accident. As such, it’s important that your injuries following the accident are closely observed, as will be explained in...
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Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s Noise Advisory’s for Sep. 14th – 22nd

Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s Noise Advisory’s for Sep. 14th – 22nd

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place September 15- 22, 2017 between the hours of 08:00 AM – 10:00AM. Pilots at NAS PAX will be conducting Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLPs). FCLPs are simulated carrier landings conducted to prepare the pilot to land safely...
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MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Achieves Highest Level of Care Ranking for Treatment of Elderly Patients

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Achieves Highest Level of Care Ranking  for Treatment of Elderly Patients

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is proud to announce it has earned NICHE Level 4 status for its exemplary care of elderly patients. NICHE stands for Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders.  Hospitals achieve NICHE rankings by completing tasks and working together to improve geriatric care.  To achieve high rankings, hospitals create interdisciplinary teams...
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Walden 4th Annual Fundraising Event – Friday, September 29th 2017

Walden 4th Annual Fundraising Event – Friday, September 29th 2017

St Mary’s has always been a “Community that Cares” about the most vulnerable.  In that spirit, and in recognition of the devastation caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our annual fundraiser planned for September 29h. Firstly, we would like to thank our valued supporters of our...
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Donors Warned of Charity Scams in the Wake of Irma

Donors Warned of Charity Scams in the Wake of Irma

Appeals for charitable donations will surge as the East Coast reels from the effects of Category 4 Hurricane Irma. To add insult to injury, Hurricanes Jose and Katia are on the heels of Irma. Generous Marylanders will donate to provide relief for those impacted by these horrific disasters. “Donors need to be vigilant and...
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Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 16

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 16

Hundreds of Southern Maryland residents will unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on Saturday, September 16 at Asbury Solomons. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for...
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Learn About Paying for College at CCPS Financial Aid Nights

Learn About Paying for College at CCPS Financial Aid Nights

Charles County Public Schools is hosting financial aid nights at its seven high schools next month to provide students and parents with strategies and tips on paying for college. Staff from the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will present on the college fund search as well as share tips and other helpful resources about...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Ranked Fifth Best Public Liberal Arts College in U.S. News & World Report

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Ranked Fifth Best Public Liberal Arts College in U.S. News & World Report

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 – St. Mary’s College of Maryland is ranked as the nation’s fifth best public liberal arts college in U.S. News & World Report’s “2018 Best Colleges” released online today. St. Mary’s College also ranks 96 on the national liberal arts colleges list, public and private, 107 in best value schools,...
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Wednesday’s Pet is GRACIE

Wednesday’s Pet is GRACIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 9/13/17 is GRACIE Featured Pet: Gracie Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Beagle Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Gracie is new to the Humane Society of Calvert.  Although they are still getting to know her, it...
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Calvert County Crime Report – 9/13/2017

Calvert County Crime Report – 9/13/2017

During the weeks of August 21, 2017, to September 10, 2017, Deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 3,729 calls for service throughout the community Damage Property: On August 21, 2017 Deputy First Class Weems responded to the Harbor Island Marina Gas dock, Lusby, for a report of damaged property. The complainant...
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