Teen on Dirt-Bike Flown to Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Park Hall

Teen on Dirt-Bike Flown to Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Park Hall

On Saturday, July 20, 2024, at approximately 9:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel were dispatched to the area of 18400 Point Lookout Road in Park Hall, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a dirt bike. Crews arrived on the scene to find the dirt bike struck a sedan, with the teenaged male rider laying in the roadway with serious lower-body injuries while going in and out of consciousness. A helicopter was requested to land nearby. Trooper 7’s...
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Police Arrest Two Felons Following Theft of AR-15 Rifle from Tackle Box

Police Arrest Two Felons Following Theft of AR-15 Rifle from Tackle Box

On Wednesday, July 17, 2024, Deputy Munn responded to the Tackle Box in Lexington Park, MD, for a reported theft. Video surveillance footage showed an unknown suspect walking into the store, going behind the sales counter, taking a Ruger AR-15 rifle from the display rack, concealing it beneath his clothing, and exiting the store. Images of the suspect were disseminated to officers, and while reviewing them, Deputy Kirscht recognized the suspect through prior involvement. The suspect, identified as Roger...
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Fentanyl Theft Uncovered in St. Mary’s County Paramedic Narcotics Supply – Police Investigating

Fentanyl Theft Uncovered in St. Mary’s County Paramedic Narcotics Supply – Police Investigating

UPDATE – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Release – 7/19/2024 @ 1:00 p.m.: On Tuesday, July 16, 2024, the St. Mary’s County Government Department of Emergency Services contacted the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and reported suspected tampering with the security seal on a narcotics box in a local medic unit. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded, and the investigation revealed that the seal on a medic box containing vials of fentanyl had been broken. Further investigation...
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2024 National Night Out – St. Mary’s County

2024 National Night Out – St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office invites you, your family, and your community to the 2024 Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6, 2024, for an opportunity to meet and socialize with Sheriff’s Office personnel. National Night Out is a nationwide community-building campaign encouraging residents to unite and form relationships with local law enforcement. The event allows neighbors to get to know each other and allows public safety officials to connect with the communities they serve. Sheriff’s Deputies,...
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Citizens and First Responders Save 71-Year-Old Bicyclist with CPR After Suffering Medical Emergency

Citizens and First Responders Save 71-Year-Old Bicyclist with CPR After Suffering Medical Emergency

On Thursday, July 18, 2024, at approximately 2:20 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 17751 Point Lookout Road in Park Hall, for the reported one not breathing. Multiple 911 callers reported a male, who was described as 60 to 65 years old, fell of his bicycle and was unconscious with citizens performing chest compressions. Prior to the arrival of First Responders, 911 callers reported citizens were performing CPR again after stopping. First Responders from...
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St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office Successfully Secures a $586,299 Competitive Grant to Continue Services for Crime Victims

St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office Successfully Secures a $586,299 Competitive Grant to Continue Services for Crime Victims

State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling proudly announces the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention and Policy (GOCPP) awarded the State’s Attorney’s Office for St. Mary’s County a $586,299 Victims of Crime Act grant for fiscal year 2025. The grant funds will supplement the Victim Services Division of the State’s Attorney’s Office by funding eight positions within the Division for a seamless continuation of victim services. Specifically, the grant will enable the Office to preserve one Director, one Deputy Director, five Victim...
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One Flown to Trauma Center After Single Vehicle Strikes NAS Patuxent River Security Fence

One Flown to Trauma Center After Single Vehicle Strikes NAS Patuxent River Security Fence

On Saturday, July 13, 2024, at approximately 6:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 21707 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision with unknown injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into a Verizon utility pole and the NAS Patuxent River security fencing. The single occupant was evaluated by EMS who later requested a helicopter due to their injuries. Maryland State...
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UPDATE: Huntingtown Teen Arrested After Shooting Two People in Prince Frederick

UPDATE: Huntingtown Teen Arrested After Shooting Two People in Prince Frederick

UPDATE 7/16/2024 @ 4:00 P.M.: The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is announcing the arrest of Andre Xavier Howe, 17 of Huntingtown, in connection with the recent shooting on Mint Court in Prince Frederick. The arrest marks a significant step forward in ensuring the safety and security of our community. On July 14, 2024, deputies responded to reports of shots fired in the 1600 block of Mint Court in Prince Frederick. Upon arrival, deputies discovered two victims with gunshot wounds,...
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Man Flown to Burn Center After Attempting to Light Brush Pile in St. Inigoes

Man Flown to Burn Center After Attempting to Light Brush Pile in St. Inigoes

On Monday, July 15, 2024, at approximately 5:52 p.m., firefighters and emergency medical services responded to the 17000 block of Mt Zion Church Road in St. Inigoes, for the reported burns/explosion injuries. 911 callers reported a 55-year-old male had burns to the face after using gasoline to light a fire. A helicopter was placed on standby incase they were needed. Crews arrived on the scene to find the adult male was conscious and alert, and confirmed a helicopter was...
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One Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department Utility Truck

One Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department Utility Truck

On Monday, July 15, 2024, at approximately 3:33 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Cedar Lane Court in Leonardtown, for the reported motor vehicle collision with unknown injuries. Shortly after dispatch, additional 911 callers reported one patient having chest pains. Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department responded with Squad 1 (staffed with 6 personnel) and Chief 1A responded in the departments 2019 Chevrolet utility unit. Initial investigation along with witness statements reported...
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No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Rear-Ends Ambulance on Scene of Medical Call

No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Rear-Ends Ambulance on Scene of Medical Call

On Monday, July 15, 2024, at approximately 2:35 p.m., emergency medical personnel responded to the area of Chancellors Run Road and Greenview Parkway in Great Mills, for the reported traumatic injuries. 911 callers reported a 25-year-old male was on his bicycle when he appeared to have a medical emergency or Heat-related health problems. EMS arrived on the scene and requested Bay District Volunteer Fire Department to respond and provide barrier coverage for the ambulance and crew. In under 3 minutes...
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Police in Calvert County Investigating Motorcycle Crash That Killed 36-Year-Old Lusby Man

Police in Calvert County Investigating Motorcycle Crash That Killed 36-Year-Old Lusby Man

On July 14, 2024, shortly after 7 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Unit responded to the report of a motor vehicle crash in the area of Maryland Rt. 4 and Nursery Road in Lusby. A preliminary investigation revealed a Dodge 3500 was traveling north on Maryland Rt. 4 just north of Nursery Road. A Honda motorcycle operated by Paul O’Neal, 36 of Lusby, was also traveling north on Rt. 4. Per multiple...
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Lexington Park Man Charged with Soliciting Prostitution

Lexington Park Man Charged with Soliciting Prostitution

On June 8, 2024, a Deputy from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Summer Lane, in Lexington Park for a reported domestic disturbance. Police spoke with the female victim who advised she was assaulted by a male who was later identified as Anthony Gregory Dickens, 54, of Lexington Park, who she had just met a few days ago. The female victim said she met Dickens at a nearby gas station, where he got her number after a...
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Mechanicsville Man Charged After Shooting Handgun Towards Victim’s in Front of Their Home

Mechanicsville Man Charged After Shooting Handgun Towards Victim’s in Front of Their Home

On Tuesday, June 18, 2024, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Yowaiski Mill Road, in the Country Lakes subdivision of Mechanicsville, for a neighborhood dispute in which a firearm was discharged three times. During the investigation, it was determined that at approximately 8:00 p.m., an adult female (Female #1) was walking from her residence located on Yowaiski Mill Road to place a garbage can at the end of a shared driveway. While doing so, two...
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Detectives Arrest Suspects in Connection with Prom Night Armed Robbery, Police Recover Multiple Firearms

Detectives Arrest Suspects in Connection with Prom Night Armed Robbery, Police Recover Multiple Firearms

On Friday, May 10, 2024, at 7:30 p.m., two suspects approached a teenage male who was leaving a prom party on Devongate Street in Waldorf. The suspects placed one firearm to the victim’s abdomen and another to his head and demanded the victim’s designer watch. They fled in a dark-colored sedan. Through investigation, detectives identified two suspects and obtained arrest warrants for Ryle Michael Mili, age 24, of Waldorf, and Jeremiah Hames Jenkins, age 19, of White Plains. On...
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Night Construction Work Scheduled for Delabrooke Bridge July 21st to 25th, 2024

Night Construction Work Scheduled for Delabrooke Bridge July 21st to 25th, 2024

REMINDER!! The St. Mary’s County Government’s Department of Public Works & Transportation (DPW&T) is announcing upcoming construction and major repairs scheduled for the Delabrooke Bridge, located on Delabrooke Road, in Mechanicsville, from the intersection of Riverview Road north-eastward for approximately 500 ft, starting on Sunday, July 21, 2024, and continuing through Thursday, July 25,...
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Citizens Stop Subject From Jumping Off Thomas Johnson Bridge

Citizens Stop Subject From Jumping Off Thomas Johnson Bridge

On Saturday, July 20, 2024, at approximately 7:43 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of the Thomas Johnson Bridge for the reported suicidal subject. The 911 caller reported the subject called them advising he was going to jump from the bridge and was last known to be at a nearby business in Solomons....
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Fire Safety – Matches and Lighters, Curious Kids Set Fires

Fire Safety – Matches and Lighters, Curious Kids Set Fires

By RVFD Vice President / Lieutenant Scot Best: Each year, children start many fires. Many of these fires are started with matches and lighters. Children set fires for many reasons; they may be curious about fire, crying for help, or engaging in delinquent behavior. Children as young as two have been able to operate...
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Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Yeti Package Raffle

Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Yeti Package Raffle

Attention all community members! We’re excited to announce our Online Yeti Raffle to support the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department. You have a chance to win amazing Yeti gear worth $900 while helping us keep our community safe! RAFFLE DETAILS! **Prizes:** Yeti Coolers, Tumblers, and more!**Value:** $900 worth of Yeti gear **Tickets:** $15 each **Drawing...
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St. Mary’s County and Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Releases Information Concerning Fentanyl Theft from Paramedic Narcotics Supply

St. Mary’s County and Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Releases Information Concerning Fentanyl Theft from Paramedic Narcotics Supply

Further updates will be provided here, when they become available. Charges are currently pending and additional details will be provided at a later time. Calvert County Sheriff’s Office released the following: The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware that some of these crimes may have been committed in Calvert County as well....
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Two 17-Year-Old Teens Arrested in Connection to April 2024 Murder of 19-Year-Old

Two 17-Year-Old Teens Arrested in Connection to April 2024 Murder of 19-Year-Old

The Prince George’s County Police Department identified and charged two suspects wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred in April. The suspects are a 17-year-old male from Arlington, Virginia, and a 17-year-old male from Hyattsville. They are both charged as adults in the case in connection with the murder of 19-year-old Carlos...
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Hospice of the Chesapeake Announces New Board Members

Hospice of the Chesapeake Announces New Board Members

Several prominent members of the community recently were appointed to the boards of directors of Hospice of the Chesapeake and its foundation. Joyce Phillip was elected to the Hospice of the Chesapeake Inc., Board. Phillip is a human resources professional, coach, trainer and consultant who is president of Dynamic Dimensions Unlimited, LLC. She is...
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NOAA Announces $10 Million Grant for Oyster Sanctuary Reef Construction in Maryland

NOAA Announces $10 Million Grant for Oyster Sanctuary Reef Construction in Maryland

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced that it has recommended awarding $10 million to fund new reef construction for a Maryland Department of Natural Resources oyster sanctuary in the Chesapeake Bay. The four-year grant will provide infrastructure funding for building reef bases on about 50 to 75 acres within an existing oyster...
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NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for August 1-16, 2024 for Webster Field, NAS Patuxent River

NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for August 1-16, 2024 for Webster Field, NAS Patuxent River

PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR STATION, MD – Communities surrounding Webster Outlying Field Webster and Naval Air Station Patuxent River are advised of a scheduled increase in aircraft flight activities associated with the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School training from Aug. 1 to Aug. 16, 2024. As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to...
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Bubby Knott’s Legacy of Giving Lives On

Bubby Knott’s Legacy of Giving Lives On

The Great Mills Trading Post provided the following information from Karen Siebert, CFO: “As we try to move on in the light of our dad’s passing; we have racked our brains in ways to best honor his legacy.  In a few words; what we remember most about our dad is his giving spirit and...
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How to Stay Cool and Hydrated in the Heat: Essential Tips for Beating the Summer Sun

How to Stay Cool and Hydrated in the Heat: Essential Tips for Beating the Summer Sun

As the summer sun blazes and temperatures soar, staying cool and hydrated becomes crucial for your wellbeing. Whether you’re enjoying outdoor activities, working in the heat, or simply navigating daily life, it’s important to take proactive steps to prevent heat related issues. In this article, we’ll explore effective strategies to help you stay cool...
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Public Comment Hearing on July 23, 2024 for SMECO Rate Case

Public Comment Hearing on July 23, 2024 for SMECO Rate Case

The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold a public comment hearing on the rate increase request filed in May 2024 by the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO). The utility’s customer-members and other interested parties are welcome to take part in the hearing before Public Utility Law Judge Christine L. Burke. The hearing will take...
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Boating Accidents Trend Down, Arrests Up During Operation Dry Water 2024

Boating Accidents Trend Down, Arrests Up During Operation Dry Water 2024

The Maryland Natural Resources Police reported a statistically safer weekend than years past during the July 4 weekend this year. Despite being the busiest boating holiday, no boating fatalities were recorded on Independence Day weekend. Nine boating accidents occurred on Maryland’s waterways, down from 12 in each of the previous two years. NRP officers...
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Help Stop the Spread of Fake News on Social Media

Help Stop the Spread of Fake News on Social Media

In the digital age, social media platforms have become the primary source of news and information for millions of people worldwide. While these platforms offer unprecedented access to information and connectivity, they also serve as breeding grounds for the spread of fake news. False information can have serious consequences, influencing public opinion, inciting violence,...
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Indian Head Woman Arrested After Setting Fire to Clothes in Mothers House

Indian Head Woman Arrested After Setting Fire to Clothes in Mothers House

On July 6, 2024, at approximately 6:25 pm, the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal was requested to a structure fire on Woodland Road in Indian Head. Prior to their arrival, firefighters from the Indian Head Volunteer Fire Department advised that a pile of clothes had been intentionally set on fire by person...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – July 16, 2024

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – July 16, 2024

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County (CSMC) began their business meeting with an invocation and the pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The CSMC then presented proclamations in recognition of Maryland Buy Local Week and National Parks and Recreation Month. The Commissioners then held a public hearing on the proposed amendment to...
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Registration Open for the 2024 Citizens Academy – St. Mary’s County

Registration Open for the 2024 Citizens Academy – St. Mary’s County

St. Mary’s County Government is excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2024 session of Citizens Academy! Citizens Academy provides participants with the opportunity to learn more about county government programs and services. The 2024 academy will run from September 3, 2024, to November 5, 2024. Classes will be held for...
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