Pennsylvania Couple Lead Police on High Speed Chase in Stolen Car

Pennsylvania Couple Lead Police on High Speed Chase in Stolen Car

On Thursday, April 27, 2017, at approximately 7:35 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies located a stolen 2001 Buick Regal in the area of Route 5 and Route 235. The investigation revealed two suspects, a male and a female were involved in a theft from a vehicle in the parking lot of Giant in California. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office units attempted to stop the vehicle which continued traveling on South Route 5 before striking a tree on...
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North Carolina Man who Brought Loaded AR-15 to Baby Shower Sentenced to 3 years in Jail

North Carolina Man who Brought Loaded AR-15 to Baby Shower Sentenced to 3 years in Jail

On Thursday, April 27, 2017, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Rodrigueze Lavon Nowlin, Jr., 22, to 25 years suspend all but 18 months for 3 counts of First Degree Assault and 18 months for the Possession of an Assault Rifle, which will run concurrent to the First Degree Assault charge. Nowlin was also sentenced to 10 years suspend all but 18 months for 2 counts of Second Degree Assault and 18 months for Reckless Endangerment,...
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Enhanced Impaired Driving Initiatives Scheduled for this Evening

Enhanced Impaired Driving Initiatives Scheduled for this Evening

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Maryland State Police and Calvert County Sheriff’s Office will conduct enhanced impaired driving initiatives the evening of April 28, 2017. The efforts include increased patrols throughout the evening and a sobriety checkpoint.  Officers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment, in addition to other traffic infractions. Appropriate actions will be taken against drivers operating a motor vehicle while impaired. The funds for the checkpoint are...
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Maryland State Police Arrests, Civil Citations and DUIs for St. Mary’s County County – 4/28/2017

Maryland State Police Arrests, Civil Citations and DUIs for St. Mary’s County County – 4/28/2017

Maryland State Police from the Leonardtown Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Theft – On Friday, April 14, 2017 at 2:07 pm, Tpr. Mulhearn responded to the Wal-Mart for a reported theft.  Investigation revealed Vincent Douglas Smith, 56, of Lexington Park, had placed several items in a backpack.  Mr. Smith proceeded to the checkout register and paid for some items, but none of the items in his backpack.  Mr. Smith was placed under arrest and issued a “Notice Not...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

On Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 2:05 am, Trooper Manning, from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack initiated a traffic stop on a truck for a traffic violation. While the vehicle was coming to a stop, Tpr. Manning observed the driver throw a plastic baggie out of his window. Tpr. Manning recovered the baggie, which contained suspected cocaine, and made contact with the driver, Terence Llewelyn Mason, 52, of Mechanicsville. Mason was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of...
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Waldorf Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana

Waldorf Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana

On Thursday, April 6, 2017 at approximately 1:05 am, Trooper Manning, from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack initiated a traffic stop on a passenger car on Route 235 at Exploration Drive for a traffic violation. Tpr. Manning made contact with the driver, Andarius Ocyrus Conner, 20, of Waldorf, and detected the strong odor of marijuana. A probable cause search was conducted, resulting in the recovery of multiple plastic baggies containing a total of approximately 61 grams of suspected marijuana...
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Loveville Man Arrested for Disturbing the Peace

Loveville Man Arrested for Disturbing the Peace

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, the Emergency Communications Center received multiple telephone calls for a subject blocking traffic by walking in the middle of Loveville Road, in the area of Kavanaugh Road.  Deputy D. Sidorowicz, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene and observed Dwayne Anthony Thompson, 54 of Loveville, walking in the travel portion of the roadway. Thompson refused directions to stay out of the roadway, yelling profanities at the Deputies and threatening to physically engage...
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Leonardtown Man Caught Sneaking Cell Phone into Jail

Leonardtown Man Caught Sneaking Cell Phone into Jail

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, Deputy D. Sidorowicz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a reported contraband violation. The investigation revealed the suspect Kanard Jaivon Bishop, 19 of Leonardtown, returned from work release and attempted to conceal a cellular phone in the waistband of his pants after securing his other belongings in his assigned locker, in an attempt to enter the housing area with the cell phone.  Cell phones...
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Lexington Park Man Assaults Correctional Officer with Food Tray

Lexington Park Man Assaults Correctional Officer with Food Tray

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Corporal J. Davis of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office  responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for the report of an alleged assault on personnel. The investigation revealed Jackson Columbus Sage, 61 of Lexington Park, struck the victim, a  Correctional Officer with a food tray. Sage was charged with Assault second Degree of a DOC Employee and released back to the custody of the detention center.
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Needs Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspects

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Needs Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspects

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at approximately 10:30 pm deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the BP gas station at 2975 West Chesapeake Beach Road, Dunkirk, for a report of a robbery in progress. When deputies arrived the suspects were already gone. The investigation revealed a total of four suspects, one of which displayed a handgun, robbed the clerk of money and merchandise. The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating this case, and is...
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Mechanicsville Man Caught Trying to Escape from Jail in a Food Tray Cart

Mechanicsville Man Caught Trying to Escape from Jail in a Food Tray Cart

On Saturday, April 22, 2017,  Cpl. B. Foor, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center in Leonardtown, for the report of an attempted escape by an inmate The investigation revealed that John Robert Garner, 35 of Mechanicsville, concealed himself inside of a food tray cart that was removed from his housing unit at the conclusion of lunch. Garner remained concealed inside of the cart, and was subsequently discovered by Correctional Officer...
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Car Destroyed by Fire in St Mary’s City

Car Destroyed by Fire in St Mary’s City

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at approximately 10:35 a.m., firefighters from the Naval District Washington Fire Department (NDWFD Webster Field) and Ridge Volunteer Fire Department responded to 16061 Point Lookout Road, in St Mary’s City for the report of a vehicle fire. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a passenger vehicle engulfed in flames. Engine 141 from NDWFD Webster Field was first to arrive and extinguished the fire, while members from Ridge VFD also assisted. The cause of the fire in not known...
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Several Students Became ill at St. Charles High School Today, 3 Taken to Hospital

Several Students Became ill at St. Charles High School Today, 3 Taken to Hospital

Emergency Fire and Rescue units from Waldorf and surrounding departments operated this morning on a mass casualty incident. Multiple students became ill at St. Charles High School, on Piney Church Road, in Waldorf, after what was determined to be a medical related issue. Crews from Waldorf fire stations 3 and 12 metered the school, ruling out toxic gases, and found all reading within normal ranges. A total of 10 students were evaluated 3 were transported to a local medical...
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Lusby Man Arrested for DUI and Possession of Heroin

Lusby Man Arrested for DUI and Possession of Heroin

On Friday, April 21, 2017, at approximately 3:55 pm, Trooper First Class Costello, of the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack  stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on H. G. Trueman Road, in Lusby. Paul Arthur McGinty Jr, 30, of Lusby, was operating the vehicle on a suspended license. The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests were given and McGinty was unable to complete them successfully. McGinty was arrested for Driving Under the Influence. A K-9 scan of the vehicle was requested...
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St. Leonard Man Arrested for Theft of a Go-Kart and Destruction of Property

St. Leonard Man Arrested for Theft of a Go-Kart and Destruction of Property

On Thursday, April 20, 2017,  at approximately 11:32 pm, Trooper First Class Costello, from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack,  responded to the 1400 block of Woods Rd. in St. Leonard for a reported theft. The victim reported a Go-Kart had been taken from the residence and damage to the rear door had occurred during the theft. Ralph A. Woodward, 27 of St. Leonard was found to be in possession of the Go-Kart and was arrested. Woodward was incarcerated...
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Pax River Sailors Join ‘Friends’ to Clean Up State Park

Pax River Sailors Join ‘Friends’ to Clean Up State Park

A group of Sailors from NAS Patuxent River joined high school and community volunteers for a Friends of St. Clements Bay cleanup effort at Newtowne Neck State Park in Leonardtown April 8. Sailors arrived around 8:30 a.m. and worked past noon cutting and removing rusted wire fencing and trash to help clean up a...
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Governor Hogan Proclaims April 23-29 Zika Virus Awareness Week

Governor Hogan Proclaims April 23-29 Zika Virus Awareness Week

As mosquito season approaches, Governor Larry Hogan has issued a proclamation declaring April 23-29 “Zika Virus Disease Awareness Week” in Maryland – a time for residents to take simple but critically important steps to prevent the spread of the mosquitoes that may carry the Zika virus. It is imperative that Maryland residents survey their...
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Charles County Graduations set for June 1-3 in Convocation Center at North Point

Charles County Graduations set for June 1-3 in Convocation Center at North Point

Graduation ceremonies for high school seniors in the Charles County Public Schools Class of 2017 are planned for June 1-3 at the Convocation Center at North Point High School in Waldorf. The ceremony for St. Charles High School is Thursday, June 1. Ceremonies for Thomas Stone, La Plata and North Point high schools are...
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Maryland Releases Total Roadway Death Numbers for 2016

Maryland Releases Total Roadway Death Numbers for 2016

Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Secretary Pete K. Rahn today joined top law enforcement officials and traffic-safety advocates to issue a call-to-action to eliminate highway fatalities in Maryland.  Preliminary data collected by MDOT indicates that in 2016, 523 people died in traffic crashes on the state’s roads, up from the 521 who died in...
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Wilhelmina Pugh named 2017 Principal of the Year

Wilhelmina Pugh named 2017 Principal of the Year

At the end of this school year, Wilhelmina Pugh, principal of Malcolm Elementary School, will complete her 37th year working in education and with Charles County Public Schools. From the start of her career, Pugh has worked with the youngest public school learners, focusing her time and talents at the elementary-school level. She leads...
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New Waterfront Park and Regional Headquarters Slated for Calvert County

New Waterfront Park and Regional Headquarters Slated for Calvert County

The Board of Public Works today unanimously approved a Maryland Department of Natural Resources acquisition of 1.83 acres in Calvert County that will consolidate department properties along the Patuxent River for the development of a new waterfront park and regional headquarters. The Program Open Space purchase of the Wildman property rounds out recent department...
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Several Local Agencies Coordinate Active Shooter Response

Several Local Agencies Coordinate Active Shooter Response

Almost daily, news teams cover a threat of an active school shooter, and sometimes those threats become a reality. St. Mary’s County is not immune from this danger. Recognizing that, local agencies collaborated to make preparing for an active shooter or other catastrophic tragedy a priority. On Thursday, March 30, several agencies gathered for...
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Waldorf Air Force Veteran Flying High Over Powerball Win

Waldorf Air Force Veteran Flying High Over Powerball Win

A $100,000 Powerball win has a U.S. Air Force veteran flying sky high with happiness over the prize she describes as “life changing.” For years, the loyal player has budgeted $20 a week to play Powerball and Mega Millions in hopes of someday finding a big win. “This couldn’t have come at a better...
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La Plata Police Department Seeks Public’s Assistance Locating Critical Missing Person

La Plata Police Department Seeks Public’s Assistance Locating Critical Missing Person

The La Plata Police Department is in need of the public’s assistance. Jason Lamont Price 5-10/170 lbs./29 years of age was last seen in the 100 block of Hawthrone Road in La Plata. Anyone with information about Mr. Price’s whereabouts should contact the La Plata Police Department at 301-934-1500 or 301 932-2222.
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SMECO Warns Customers About Scams

SMECO Warns Customers About Scams

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) was recently contacted by customer-members who received phone calls from scammers targeting the Southern Maryland area. Scammers may identify themselves as SMECO employees and demand prepaid debit cards in order to avoid having electric service cut off. According to Tom Dennison, managing director of government and public affairs at...
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CSM Honors Student Artwork in Annual Juried Exhibition

CSM Honors Student Artwork in Annual Juried Exhibition

Fanciful ceramic vases and objects, including a yacht on the water and an eye-catching water bird in the reeds. Thought-provoking photography that offers an artist’s view of the ordinary. Paintings, drawings and prints that require a variety of techniques to create. These are some of the select student artworks being showcased through May 5...
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Commissioners Take a Stand Against Dating Violence

Commissioners Take a Stand Against Dating Violence

Statistics from the Center for Relationship Abuse Awareness indicate one in three adolescent girls in the U.S. is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. The figure far exceeds victimization rates for other types of violence affecting youth. With this in mind, the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County joined...
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Early Childhood Celebrated by Commissioners

Early Childhood Celebrated by Commissioners

Early Childhood Celebrated by Commissioners Leonardtown, MD – The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services, the Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) and other local organizations, joined the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and the National Association for the Education of Young Children to celebrate the Week of the Young Child. The...
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Summer Opportunities in Abundance for CCPS Students

Summer Opportunities in Abundance for CCPS Students

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is sponsoring several summer enrichment opportunities for elementary and middle school students, as well as students entering their first year of high school in the fall. More than 40 camps are available and start the week of June 19. Most sessions are offered Monday through Friday, in the morning...
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Calvert County’s Margaret Dunkle Named One of Maryland’s Top Women

Calvert County’s Margaret Dunkle Named One of Maryland’s Top Women

Calvert County’s own Margaret Dunkle has been selected as one of Maryland’s 100 Top Women for 2017. She was honored at an April 24th gala in the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore. As Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record, which sponsors this award, stated: “To be honored as a Top 100 Woman...
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Shoppe for Hospice Announces One-Year Anniversary Celebration

Shoppe for Hospice Announces One-Year Anniversary Celebration

Calvert Hospice and the Shoppe for Hospice are pleased to announce our One-Year Anniversary Celebration at the Shoppe for Hospice, located at 92 Central Square Drive behind Outback Steakhouse. The celebration will be held Tuesday, May 9 at 3 pm. Refreshments will be donated by Dream Weaver Events & Catering. The public is welcome...
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Maryland State Troopers in Leonardtown Host National Drug Take Back Day

Maryland State Troopers in Leonardtown Host National Drug Take Back Day

The Maryland State Police in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration are asking citizens dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, April 29, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. at state police barracks. State police barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in the National Drug Take Back...
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