Lexington Park Man Uses Small Child to Steal from Walmart

Lexington Park Man Uses Small Child to Steal from Walmart

On Friday, June 2, 2017, Deputy D. Sidorowicz from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported theft at the Walmart in California. The investigation revealed, Daniel Holly Dement, 50, of Lexington Park, filled a shopping cart with items and utilized a small child to push the cart past all points of sale into the parking lot. Loss prevention made contact with the suspect who then dropped the bags full of merchandise and fled with the child....
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Nanjemoy Man Arrested in Stabbing at Birthday Party

Nanjemoy Man Arrested in Stabbing at Birthday Party

On Sunday, June 18, 2017, at 10:28 p.m., officers from thr Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 4000 block of Tims Place in Nanjemoy for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located a 22-year-old male with a stab wound to the abdomen. He was flown to a hospital where his injuries were later determined to be non-life-threatening. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded and learned the victim and suspect, Tremaine Vondell Dorsey, 24, of Nanjemoy,...
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO of 7-Year-Old Urinating on Neighbors Steak While Cooking Out

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO of 7-Year-Old Urinating on Neighbors Steak While Cooking Out

6/22/2017: SMNEWSNET.COM was contacted by a neighbor of the juvenile offender who provided us with an edited video of the reported incident, we then blurred the entire video to conceal the juveniles face. They also provided us with a surveillance video of the same juvenile stealing from a neighborhood house. They told SMNEWSNET.COM that the police have been contacted numerous times about the juvenile for reports of theft, destruction of property, burglary and in one case grabbing a woman’s breast. 6/21/2017:...
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Police in Charles County Arrest Two Men Immediately After CVS Armed Robbery

Police in Charles County Arrest Two Men Immediately After CVS Armed Robbery

On Friday, June 9, 2017, at approximately 1:00 a.m., an officer from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was parked in the parking lot of a business in the 6200 block of Crain Highway in La Plata when he observed two males entering the CVS Pharmacy. The males had their hoods up, wrapped tightly around their heads, and appeared to be trying to cover their faces. Suspecting a robbery might occur, the officer immediately called for backup, and additional officers from...
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Solomons Island Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure

Solomons Island Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure

Between May 14 and June 3, 2017, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office received calls for a black male, in his early 50’s, with a beard sitting in a white Lexus exposing himself to passersby in the CVS, in the Solomons Island parking lot. Deputies were able to locate the subject in the area of HG Trueman Rd. He was identified as Lamar Antonio Allen, 49, of Solomons Island. Allen was charged with Indecent Exposure.
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Armed Robbery and Assault

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Armed Robbery and Assault

On Friday, June 19, 2017 Deputy First Class J. Kirkner from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Primrose Court, in Lexington Park, for the report of a robbery. Police contacted the male victim who reported the right two tires of his Toyota Camry had been deflated by a sharp object, he also reported, he knew who did it. The victim told police that Jonathan Albert Anderson, 26 of Lexington Park, confronted him alongside the vehicle with a...
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Georgia Woman Arrested After Assaulting a Deputy

Georgia Woman Arrested After Assaulting a Deputy

On Saturday, June 10, 2017, at approximately 11:20 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2900 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a disorderly female. When officers arrived they learned it was the same woman who had been banned from the business the day before. As officers were attempting to arrest the suspect, she kicked one of them. Kayla Wynn, 19, of Atlanta, GA, was charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct, and...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Arrests and Apprehensions for May 2017

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Arrests and Apprehensions for May 2017

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office released the following information regarding  Juvenile Apprehensions for the Month of May 2017. No further information is available at this time. 5/26/17: A 13 year old male juvenile of Lexington Park was arrested for Second Degree Assault at Esperanza Middle School.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by School Resource Officer Cpl. C. Hartzell. 5/23/17: A 13 year old male juvenile of Leonardtown was arrested for Second Degree Assault by Cpl. J. Davis....
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Virginia Woman Arrested in Waldorf for Assaulting an Officer After a Hit and Run

Virginia Woman Arrested in Waldorf for Assaulting an Officer After a Hit and Run

On Friday, June 2, 2017.  at approximately  6:30 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Mall Circle in Waldorf for the report of a hit-and-run crash. The victim advised a woman hit her car and took off. The victim used her cellphone and recorded the suspect’s car as the driver fled. Officers were able to obtain a description of the car and subsequently spotted the car on Route 925 near Route 5, where...
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UPDATE: Mechanicsville Burn Victim Succumbs to Injuries

UPDATE: Mechanicsville Burn Victim Succumbs to Injuries

UPDATE 6/15/2017: the victim of a fire which occurred on June 8, 2017 at 41340 Riverview Road in Mechanicsville of St. Mary’s County has succumbed due to his injuries. Joseph L. Williams, 70, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Washington Hospital Center Burn Unit and the D.C. Medical Examiner’s Office determined his death was due to his extensive thermal burn injuries. The investigation has revealed Williams suffered burns to over 60% of his body after the improper...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Police Report for 6/15/2017

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Police Report for 6/15/2017

During the three week period between May 15 through June 4, 2017 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 3,985 calls for service throughout the community. Burglary Case: On May 15, 2017, at approximately 8:15pm, Deputy K. Parks responded to a reported burglary on Serenity Court, in Prince Frederick. Upon arriving the victim advised they were gone between 4:30pm and returned around 7:30pm and noticed the wood frame around the front door was cracked. Upon further exam...
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Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Stealing Old Bay and Fireworks

Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Stealing Old Bay and Fireworks

On Saturday, May 27, 2017, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Deputy W. Beisel from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Prince Frederick Safeway for the report of a shoplifting. The complainant advised that a white male attempted to purchase fireworks with food stamps and after being denied, took off running towards the woods with the fireworks in his hand. Deputy Denton arrived on the scene and helped to locate the male in the wooded area, where homeless...
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Warrick Charged with Assault on an Inmate

Warrick Charged with Assault on an Inmate

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Deputy J. Smith from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for an assault between inmates. The investigation revealed the suspect, Javone Lawrence Warrick, 25, of California, stood up and utilizing his food tray, struck the victim in the back of his head while the victim was preparing to eat his breakfast. The assault appeared to be unprovoked and the suspect was arrested and charged with Assault...
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Bushwood Woman Arrested for Assault and Destruction of Property

Bushwood Woman Arrested for Assault and Destruction of Property

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 22000 block of Mill Creek Drive in Bushwood, for an alleged assault. The investigation revealed the suspect, Amber Nicole Queen, 22, of Bushwood, became enraged during a verbal altercation with the victim that led to the suspect slamming a barstool against a bedroom door, causing a piece of the barstool to break off and strike the victim in the left eyebrow. Deputy T....
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Two Troopers Injured in Crash in Prince George’s County

Two Troopers Injured in Crash in Prince George’s County

Two troopers were injured late last night as they responded to a call for an impaired driver driving southbound in the northbound lanes of Rt. 4 and collided with each other. Trooper Warren Thompson and Trooper Kamil Kozoil, both assigned to road patrol duties at the Forestville Barrack, were injured. Trooper Kozoil was taken by ambulance to Prince George’s Hospital. Trooper Thompson was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Both are...
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Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

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

Shortly after 7:30 p.m. on June 21, 2017, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack responded to a fatal collision on the outer loop of the Washington Beltway, northbound I-495/I-95 south of Kenilworth Avenue Route 201, Greenbelt, Maryland. There were two vehicles involved in this collision and one passenger was pronounced deceased at the...
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Sober Apps: New Tools to Help Those in Recovery

Sober Apps: New Tools to Help Those in Recovery

Addiction counseling, in-person meetings, new hobbies – all of these activities are used by those in recovery. You can now add smartphone applications (apps) to this list. This technology is now being used by many as a tool to help an individual maintain their recovery. Check out a few of the apps* – all free and...
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Maryland Unemployment Rate Falls Below National Average To 4.2%

Maryland Unemployment Rate Falls Below National Average To 4.2%

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released state jobs and unemployment data earlier today. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland’s job totals decreased by 1,600 jobs in May, a decrease of 0.1%. Public sector jobs decreased by 300 and the private sector decreased by 1,300 jobs. Since January 2015,...
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Sagepoint Receives $1,256.43 Donation From Welburn Organization

Sagepoint Receives $1,256.43 Donation From Welburn Organization

Sagepoint Senior Living Services is pleased to announce that it has received a donation of $1,256.43 from the Welburn Organization which operates the two McDonald’s in La Plata and one in Waldorf. Sagepoint was selected as the McCafe for a Cause recipient for the month of May and this donation is the result of...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DEAN

Wednesday’s Pet is DEAN

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/14/17 DEAN Featured Pet: DEAN Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: Blind Breed: Labrador Mix Sex: Male Size: Large (70 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Dean was surrendered to our local shelter blind, dirty and frightened.  He went immediately for a much needed...
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Vehicle Fire in Great Mills Ruled Accidental

Vehicle Fire in Great Mills Ruled Accidental

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at approximately 12:50 a.m., firefighters from Bay District responded to Kinnegad Drive, in Great Mills, for a vehicle fire. The accidental fire was caused by a carelessly dropped or discarded smoking material in the plastic driver’s door pocket. The fire was contained to the cab area of the work van. The...
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Southern Maryland Film Festival to Partner with Indian Head Black Box Theater

Southern Maryland Film Festival  to Partner with  Indian Head Black Box Theater

The Steering Committee for the Southern Maryland Film Festival announced its 2017 Charles County Mini-Fest, made possible through a partnership with the Indian Head Center for the Arts and Black Box Theater. The Inaugural partnership is being held Saturday, July 15, 2017, with a family-friendly block from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and a block...
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2017 SMILE Expo Features Livestock, Learning and Fun

2017 SMILE Expo Features Livestock, Learning and Fun

The annual Southern Maryland Invitational Livestock Expo (SMILE) for youth takes place on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 2017, at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown. The SMILE show features youth competitors (ages 6 through 21 years) from around Southern Maryland and more than 300 show animals (beef and dairy cows,...
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CSM’s Kids’ and Teen College Kicks Off a Summer of Fun

CSM’s Kids’ and Teen College Kicks Off a Summer of Fun

It’s summer, so it’s time for Kids’ and Teen College at the College of Southern Maryland. On the program’s first day, June 19, parents and campers were busy finding their classrooms. Counselors were reviewing clipboards and checking in students, all while learning the campers’ names and helping them feel welcome and comfortable. Instructors were...
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Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Receives Home Depot Foundation Landscape Makeover

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Receives Home Depot Foundation Landscape Makeover

The Charlotte Hall Veterans Home was recently selected to receive a “landscape makeover”, valued at over $24,000 by The Home Depot Foundation! On Thursday, June 8, 2017, over 80 volunteers trimmed, planted, and mulched around all 3 entrances, the pavilions, and the courtyard. Volunteers worked through the day and truly enjoyed their time with...
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Charles County Government July Holiday Schedule

Charles County Government July Holiday Schedule

The County Administrator wishes to remind residents of changes to normal operating schedules for the month of July.  All offices, facilities, and services not listed will be operating their normal hours. Tuesday, July 4 (Independence Day) All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville will be closed. The Charles County...
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Calvert County Farmers Markets Feature Fresh Local Food, Products

Calvert County Farmers Markets Feature Fresh Local Food, Products

Not only is Calvert County home to four outdoor farmers markets each week, but there are an abundance of roadside stands from which to shop for fresh local produce. Right now customers are enjoying freshly harvested asparagus and potatoes. Toward the end of June, zucchini will start hitting the stands and so will blueberries,...
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Suspects Linked to 10 Robberies Facing Charges

Suspects Linked to 10 Robberies Facing Charges

Four suspects are charged in connection with armed robberies in Prince George’s County and are believed to be linked to several other such crimes in the region. Over the span of just four weeks, detectives believe these same suspects targeted 10 separate 7-Elevens in three counties. The convenience stores are in Prince George’s County,...
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Thefts from Automobiles Reported in Charles County

Thefts from Automobiles Reported in Charles County

On June 13, 2017, between midnight and 5:00 a.m., unknown suspect(s) broke into three unlocked cars in the area of Helen Court in Indian Head. Clothing and headphones were stolen. Officer S. Griffith is investigating. On June 12, 2017, at 4:10 a.m., four males were observed trying to break into cars in the area...
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SMECO Refunds Capital Credits

SMECO Refunds Capital Credits

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is issuing capital credit refunds totaling nearly $3.8 million. Of that total, a general refund of approximately $2.2 million will be issued in early July. Active eligible customer-members will receive credits on their bills and checks will be issued to eligible former members. Special refunds of about $1.6 million...
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NAVAIR Accepts Russell Naval Aviation Flight Safety Award

NAVAIR Accepts Russell Naval Aviation Flight Safety Award

NAVAIR Assistant Commander for Corporate Operations and Total Force Stephen Cricchi accepted the 2016 Adm. James S. Russell Naval Aviation Flight Safety Award June 15 during a modest conference room ceremony. The award, which Cricchi accepted on behalf of NAVAIR Commander Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags, was one of two top naval aviation safety awards...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies recognized for roles in schools

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies recognized for roles in schools

On Wednesday, St. Mary’s County Public Schools expressed their appreciation for the support of law enforcement at their schools and on their safety teams. During a ceremony, they recognized Safety and Security Assistants, Maryland State Police, and deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for their public safety efforts in the public school...
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