Drug Raid in Clements Nets Three Arrests and Over $45,000 in Suspected Cocaine, Crack, Suboxone and Marijuana

Drug Raid in Clements Nets Three Arrests and Over $45,000 in Suspected Cocaine, Crack, Suboxone and Marijuana

Detectives with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division, identified Reginald “Ricky” A. Price, age 52 of Clements, as a distributor of controlled dangerous substances, (CDS). Search and seizure warrants were obtained for his residence and a neighboring residence on Horseshoe Road in Clements. The search warrants were executed on Thursday, April 19, 2018, with the assistance of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office K-9, Vice/Narcotics Support Team Deputies, and...
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All Electronic Tolls Coming in MD in Next Few Years; Cash Phasing Out

All Electronic Tolls Coming in MD in Next Few Years; Cash Phasing Out

The Maryland Transportation Authority is exploring phasing out all cash toll booths across the state. Today, tolls are collected three ways: by cash, or electronically, by either an E-ZPass transponder or by video tolling — when the state uses a license-plate photo and mails drivers their bill. Transportation officials say that the transition to all-electronic, high-speed toll collection will: save drivers time on their commute, save the state money, reduce accidents at toll plazas, and reduce CO2 emissions as...
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Three Men Charged with Home Invasion in Lusby

Three Men Charged with Home Invasion in Lusby

On Friday, March 16th, 2018, at approximately 3:10 a.m., Calvert County Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to 959 Golden West Way in the Lusby area of Calvert County for the report of a home invasion. Detective Mudd of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau was notified of the Home Invasion and responded promptly to begin the investigation. Det. Mudd’s on-scene investigation revealed that the victim, Melissa Diane Harris, was awoken from her sleep at approximately 3:00am. She...
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VIDEO: Fire that Destroyed River’s Edge Restaurant in Benedict Caused by Discarded Smoking Materials

VIDEO: Fire that Destroyed River’s Edge Restaurant in Benedict Caused by Discarded Smoking Materials

4/20/2018 @ 9:20 p.m.: The Office of the State Fire Marshal reports, the fire at River’s Edge Restaurant, in Benedict was the result of a smoking materials station igniting on the exterior of the building. The fire spread to nearby combustible materials before extending to the building. Employees of the establishment smelled smoke and discovered the fire outside the kitchen. Attempts to extinguish the fire by the employees were unsuccessful prior to the fire department arrival. A fire alarm system...
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UPDATE: Victim’s Name Released in Lexington Park Homicide

UPDATE: Victim’s Name Released in Lexington Park Homicide

UPDATE 4/19/2018 @ 5:20 p.m.: Evidence indicates the victim, Britain Jeremy Gill, age 29, of Lexington Park, and the suspect, who at this time is not identified, had a confrontation. During the confrontation, the victim sustained a gunshot wound from a shotgun; the victim later succumbed to his injuries at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Scott Ruest at (301) 475-4200 extension * 2297, or by email at Scott.Ruest@stmarysmd.com. Citizens may...
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Student Arrested After Two Other Students Overdosed on Pot Brownies Sold to Them at Great Mills High School

Student Arrested After Two Other Students Overdosed on Pot Brownies Sold to Them at Great Mills High School

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Great Mills High School, in Great Mills, a school employee became aware a student was ill and possibly suffering from an overdose, due to eating a brownie which contained THC/CBG, which is derived from marijuana plants. Corporal Kristi Nelson from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was notified and a joint investigation with the St. Mary’s County Public Schools was initiated. The investigation determined a fifteen year old female student made the brownies...
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19-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in Pomfret

19-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in Pomfret

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at approximately 11:25 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a single motor vehicle crash on Marshalls Corner Road near Hole Shot Place in Pomfret. A preliminary investigation showed the driver of a Dodge pick-up truck was traveling south on Marshalls Corner Road when he lost control and struck a tree. The driver, Jacob Michael Steele, 19, of Waldorf, was pronounced deceased on the scene. Members of the...
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Eight-Year-Old Brings Loaded Semi-Automatic Handgun to Park Hall Elementary School

Eight-Year-Old Brings Loaded Semi-Automatic Handgun to Park Hall Elementary School

On April 18, 2018, deputies and detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, along with Special Agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, (NCIS), responded to Park Hall Elementary School located on Hermanville Road, in Park Hall, for the report of a student with a handgun. Upon arrival officers made contact with a school official who advised a student alerted a staff member another student was in possession of a handgun. The school official made contact with the...
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Fourth Maryland Patient Taken to Hospital with Bleeding From ‘Fake Weed’

Fourth Maryland Patient Taken to Hospital with Bleeding From ‘Fake Weed’

The Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Poison Center have reported the fourth hospitalization in Maryland from individuals experiencing risk of severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids, which are often called Spice, K2, Bliss, Scooby Snax, or fake weed. Clinical signs include bruising, nosebleeds, bleeding of the gums, bleeding out of proportion to the level of injury, coughing up blood, vomiting blood, blood in urine or stool, or excessively heavy menstrual bleeding and back pain. Synthetic cannabinoids are...
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WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 4/18/2018

WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 4/18/2018

The following persons are wanted by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit is responsible for the service of criminal and child support warrants as well as criminal summonses issued by the courts. They are also responsible for coordinating extraditions of suspects out of state. If you have information concerning these cases, you should take no action, but instead immediately contact the Calvert County Sheriff’s Department or your local law enforcement agency. Heather Marie...
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Chesapeake Beach Man Arrested for Obstructing and Hindering

Chesapeake Beach Man Arrested for Obstructing and Hindering

On Sunday, April 15, 2018, Corporal Moschetto of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was assisting with a traffic stop on Cox Road and East Chesapeake Beach Road, in Chesapeake Beach. During the stop, John Robert Abner, 54, of Chesapeake Beach showed up on the scene. Abner was argumentative and was advised to leave the scene. Abner refused to leave, and was arrested for hindering the investigation. Abner was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with Obstructing...
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Ridge Man Arrested After Pulling Gun During Road Rage Incident

Ridge Man Arrested After Pulling Gun During Road Rage Incident

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, St. Mary’s County Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a phone call from a female victim advising a male in a dark colored work van pulled a gun on her and a male victim while on Route 235 in the area of Trapp Road in St. Inigoes. The victim followed the blue van onto Wynne Road, however lost the vehicle from there. A Deputy from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office made contact with the...
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Arlington, VA Man Found Guilty of the First Degree Murder of Waldorf Man

Arlington, VA Man Found Guilty of the First Degree Murder of Waldorf Man

On Friday, April 13, 2018, a Charles County jury, after a 5 day trial, convicted Bryan Javier Aquice, 25, of Arlington, VA. of the First Degree Murder of Michael Beers, Unlawful Use of a Firearm in the Commission a Crime of Violence related to the First Degree Murder of Michael Beers, two counts of First Degree Assault, and other related charges. On January 12, 2016, officers responded to the 11500 block of Terrace Drive in Waldorf for the report...
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Father and Son Charged in Arson of Recreational Vehicle

Father and Son Charged in Arson of Recreational Vehicle

A Deputy State Fire Marshal has served a criminal summons to two men involved in setting fire to a recreational vehicle in Charlotte Hall. The RV is owned by Daniel Leon Lindsey, Sr. On March 5, 2018, at approximately 6:43 pm, firefighters from Newburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a one alarm fire located at the intersection of Budds Creek Road and Old Mill Road causing approximately $40,000 in damages. As a result of the investigation by the Maryland...
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Brandywine Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Molly

Brandywine Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Molly

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, at approximately 12:45 p.m., Trooper Lee from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack was on patrol in his marked MSP patrol vehicle, on US Route 301 near Pierce Road, in Waldorf, when he observed a silver Buick Regal with the operator not restrained by their seatbelt. Tpr. Lee activated his emergency equipment, and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. Tpr. Lee made contact with the operator, identified by his Maryland Driver’s License,...
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SMECO Honors Region’s Outstanding Math, Science, and STEM Teachers

SMECO Honors Region’s Outstanding Math, Science, and STEM Teachers

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) worked with the school systems of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties to select and honor 20 educators with Outstanding Teacher awards for their leadership in the fields of mathematics, science, technology, and engineering. Receiving awards this year were nine math teachers, six science teachers, and five STEM (science,...
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Calvert County Students Help Effort to Restore Oyster Habitat

Calvert County Students Help Effort to Restore Oyster Habitat

Students at one Calvert County school are getting their hands dirty by helping with habitat enhancement and oyster restoration. Fifty students, along with a dozen parents and faculty at Tidewater School in Huntingtown are assisting the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Artificial Reef Initiative by creating several cement reef balls that will be dropped to the...
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A Few Photos from the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Leonardtown High School

A Few Photos from the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Leonardtown High School

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was honored to be a part of the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Leonardtown High School. The Special Olympics offer year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities. The Special Olympics provide athletes...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/23/2018 to 4/27/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/23/2018 to 4/27/2018

During the week of April 23, to April 27, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warns of IRS Scam

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Warns of IRS Scam

On April 13 at 2 p.m., an unknown suspect called the victim in Charles County on her cellular telephone stating he worked for the Internal Revenue Service. He told the victim she owed back taxes and that she could avoid paying a fine simply by purchasing gift cards and providing him with the card...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Armed Robbery in Waldorf

Police in Charles County Investigating Armed Robbery in Waldorf

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 5:52 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a convenience store in the 2000 block of Smallwood Drive West, in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Investigation showed a woman entered the store and walked around for approximately 30 minutes. She then walked up...
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Governor Hogan Endorses Jack Bailey In Senate District 29

Governor Hogan Endorses Jack Bailey In Senate District 29

Governor Larry Hogan announced his endorsement of Jack Bailey for the Republican Party nomination in Senate District 29. “Southern Maryland needs a fighter like Jack Bailey in the Maryland Senate,” Governor Hogan said. “Unfortunately, the incumbent has consistently sided against our administration and against the people of Southern Maryland on important issues. Unlike his...
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Two New Lottery Claiming Locations Arrive as Lanham Office Closes

Two New Lottery Claiming Locations Arrive as Lanham Office Closes

Maryland Lottery players will have two new claiming locations with substantially expanded hours beginning Monday, April 30. The Lottery’s Lanham Claims Center will close permanently at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 27. But starting on the following Monday, April 30, Lottery players with winning tickets valued up to $25,000 can claim prizes by visiting...
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Speed Camera Locations for Calvert County

Speed Camera Locations for Calvert County

The Calvert County Safety for Students Speed Enforcement Program is in effect year round. The speed cameras will be moved randomly between the school zones. Currently those cameras are located near Mill Creek Middle, Windy Hill Middle, and Northern Middle schools. In the next week the Mill Creek Middle camera will be moved to...
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Police in Calvert County Save Life of Suicidal Subject

Police in Calvert County Save Life of Suicidal Subject

Troopers from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack saved the life of a man threatening to jump from the third story of an apartment complex. Shortly after 9:00 a.m., on April 17, 2018, troopers from the Price Frederick Barrack responded to the 200 block of Shore Acres Way in Prince Frederick, for the...
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St. Mary’s County Cook Claims $50,000 Scratch-Off Prize

St. Mary’s County Cook Claims $50,000 Scratch-Off Prize

Sheane Ambos of Great Mills, was at a crossroads in his life the day he decided to fill his gas tank and catch up with friends at Pegg Road Shell in Lexington Park. The restaurant cook left with a $50,000 cash infusion that will help him take the steps to advance his career, courtesy...
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Senate GOP Leader Endorses Steve Waugh

Senate GOP Leader Endorses Steve Waugh

Senate Minority Leader J.B. Jennings (R, Baltimore and Harford Counties), announced the GOP Caucus endorsement of Senator Steve Waugh: “He’s a vital part of it…As minority leader, I work with Waugh, and that’s who I’ll be working for in the election.” Last week, a press release from the Governor’s office regarding candidates for State...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Host Prescription Drug Take Back Day

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Host Prescription Drug Take Back Day

On Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the St. Mary’s County Health Department will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for...
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Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack to Hold Recruiting Job Fair

Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack to Hold Recruiting Job Fair

The Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack will be holding a recruiting job fair on Saturday 4/21/18 from 8am to 2pm. The event will be held at the La Plata Barrack, 9500 Mitchell Road, La Plata, MD 20646. You will be able to speak with the local barrack recruiters, learn about career opportunities within...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Annabelle

Wednesday’s Pet is Annabelle

Wednesday’s Pet for 4-18-18 Annabelle Featured Pet: Annabelle Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: Shepard Mix Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Annabelle is a 2-year-old Rat Terrier. She loves long walks and being with her people. Annabelle is crate trained, housebroken and gets along great...
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Owners Of Clinton Auto Parts Company Indicted For Tax Fraud

Owners Of Clinton Auto Parts Company Indicted For Tax Fraud

A federal grand jury has indicted Robert M. Underwood, age 71, and his wife Deborah J. Underwood, age 62, both of Clinton, on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States and four counts of filing false tax returns. The indictment was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K....
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Fort Washington Man Found Down Embankment Days After Motor Vehicle Accident

Fort Washington Man Found Down Embankment Days After Motor Vehicle Accident

Maryland State Police are investigating a crash scene that was found by highway workers off the highway and down an embankment this morning in Prince George’s County. The victim is identified as Gregory Eubanks, 41, of Fort Washington, Md. He was transported by ambulance to the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center for...
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