Jaymi Sterling (Governors Daughter) Releases Statement on Her Resignation From the St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office

Jaymi Sterling (Governors Daughter) Releases Statement on Her Resignation From the St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office

For the last nine and a half years, I had the distinct honor to serve the citizens of St. Mary’s County as an Assistant State’s Attorney, Senior Assistant State’s Attorney, Chief of Staff and Deputy State’s Attorney. On Wednesday, September 30, 2020 I submitted my resignation from the office. In my most recent role as the Deputy State’s Attorney, I uncovered questionable financial and personnel practices. I took action to make sure these practices were reported to the appropriate...
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Police Investigating Burglary at JMJ Firearms in Mechanicsville with Multiple Hand Guns Stolen

Police Investigating Burglary at JMJ Firearms in Mechanicsville with Multiple Hand Guns Stolen

On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at approximately 2:55 a.m., police responded to the JMJ Firearms located on Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported burglary in progress. Officers arrived on the scene a few minutes later to find significant damage to the rear of the building with multiple glass display cases broken and a large number of guns missing. At this time police are not disclosing how many, or what types of firearms were stolen from the business....
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No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes Walgreens Pharmacy in Lexington Park

No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes Walgreens Pharmacy in Lexington Park

On Friday, September 25, 2020, at approximately 10:58 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to 21729 Great Mills Road and North Shangri-La Drive at the Walgreens Pharmacy, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a structure. Crews arrived on the scene to find one vehicle on the sidewalk with intrusion into the building. Firefighters reported no injuries, with rescue personnel obtaining two care refusal forms on the scene. All fire and rescue personnel returned to service in under...
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Wanted Great Mills Man Arrested After Overdosing Behind the Wheel in Lexington Park

Wanted Great Mills Man Arrested After Overdosing Behind the Wheel in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at approximately 11:48 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the 48200 block of Hillside Drive in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle accident with one subject unconscious. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle in the roadway with minor damage, with the adult male operator unconscious but breathing. Firefighters administered at least one dose of Naloxone (Narcan) on the scene. The adult male was transported to an area hospital...
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COVID-19 Public Exposure Risk Reported in St. Mary’s County Hair Salon

COVID-19 Public Exposure Risk Reported in St. Mary’s County Hair Salon

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has determined that persons confirmed to have COVID-19 may have come into close contact with other community members. The potential public exposure location, dates, and times are as follows: Expressions of Beauty Hair Salon 28103 Three Notch Rd, Mechanicsville, MD 20659 Dates: September 12, 16, 17 and 18 Time ranges: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Community members who were also at this location during the specified dates/times may be at risk for...
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Police in Calvert County County Say Alcohol and Speed are Contributing Factors in Motorcycle Crash That Killed 45-Year-Old Man

Police in Calvert County County Say Alcohol and Speed are Contributing Factors in Motorcycle Crash That Killed 45-Year-Old Man

UPDATE 9/28/2020 @ 10:30 a.m.: On Sunday, September 27, 2020 at approximately 8:45 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the intersection of Chesapeake Beach Rd. (MD Route 260) and Mt. Harmony Road in Owings, for a report of a single vehicle collision involving a motorcycle. Upon arrival units located a black 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle laying on its side in the westbound lane of MD Route 260. Preliminary investigation...
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26-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision

26-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision

On Saturday, September 26, 2020, at approximately 2:00 a., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a serious motor vehicle collision on US Route 301 (Crain Hwy) in the area of Pierce Road in Waldorf. Due to the seriousness of the collision, the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack requested the Maryland State Police CRASH Team to assume the investigation. A preliminary investigation conducted by the CRASH Team and the La Plata...
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Hughesville Man Who Hosted Large Party and Violated Executive Orders Sentenced to One Year in Jail

Hughesville Man Who Hosted Large Party and Violated Executive Orders Sentenced to One Year in Jail

UPDATE 9/25/2020: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Friday, September 25, 2020, Shawn Marshall Myers, after a bench trial before District Court Judge W. Louis Hennessy, Shawn Marshall Myers, 42 of Hughesville, was convicted of two counts of Failure to Comply with an Emergency Order. Immediately after the trial, Judge Hennessy sentenced Myers, to 1 year of active incarceration to be served at the Charles County Detention Center. Upon release, Myers will be on unsupervised...
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One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Four Vehicle Collision in California

One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Four Vehicle Collision in California

On Thursday, September 24, 2020, at approximately 5:05 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and St. Andrew’s Church Road in California, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with possible entrapment. Crews arrived on the scene to four vehicles in the roadway with no entrapment. Witnesses reported the driver of the Honda CRV was having a diabetic medical emergency when First Responders arrived on the scene. The operator of the Honda...
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Firefighters Respond to Motorhome Fire at Firefighters Residence in Callaway

Firefighters Respond to Motorhome Fire at Firefighters Residence in Callaway

On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., Chief 6A from the Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department requested a structure fire assignment at his residence for a motorhome on fire. Crews from Valley Lee, Bay District, Leonardtown, NAS Patuxent River, and Hollywood responded to 45000 block of Lillian Lane in Callaway, bringing over 30 firefighters to the scene. Chief 6A used two fire extinguishers prior to the arrival of crews which did not contain the fire that rapidly spread....
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VIDEO: Man Arrested for Impaired Driving After Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

VIDEO: Man Arrested for Impaired Driving After Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

On Monday, September 21, 2020, at approximately 7:10 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Thompson Corner Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway in a rear-end style collision. One subject was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The operator of the Nissan Altima refused care. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office administered...
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VIDEO: Impaired Woman Arrested After Crashing Into STS Bus and Injuring Three People in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Impaired Woman Arrested After Crashing Into STS Bus and Injuring Three People in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at approximately 6:10 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Pegg Road and Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one subject unconscious. Crews arrived on the scene to find a Ford Fusion and STS bus in the roadway in a t-bone style collision, with one of the occupants on the STS bus unconscious. One occupant of the bus was transported to an...
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UPDATE: Drunk Driver of Fatal Crash that Killed 27 Year-Old North Beach Woman Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

UPDATE: Drunk Driver of Fatal Crash that Killed 27 Year-Old North Beach Woman Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

UPDATE 9/23/2020: Daniel John Burridge, 37 of Bowie was found guilty of Vehicular Manslaughter – Gross Negligence, and sentenced to 15 years in prison. The court determined Burridge caused the death of Oriana Sherezade Motta Gaitan while driving in a grossly negligent manner. UPDATE 7/24/2019: Daniel John Burridge, 36 of Bowie was issued the following traffic citations: FAIL VEHICLE DRIVER IN ACCIDENT TO REPORT (BODILY INJURY, DEATH, ATTENDED VEHICLE DAMAGE, PROPERTY DAMAGE) TO NEAREST POLICE FAIL OF DRIVER IN...
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Employee Stabbed During Armed Robbery at Lexington Park Burger King

Employee Stabbed During Armed Robbery at Lexington Park Burger King

UPDATE – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: On September 22, 2020, at approximately 9:55 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Burger King, located at 21650 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported robbery with an injured subject. Deputies arrived on scene and located a male victim suffering from a stab wound. Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, Crime Lab personnel and K-9 units responded to...
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UPDATE: Detectives Investigating Murder at Waldorf Hotel, Police Identify Victim as 29-Year-Old Waldorf Man

UPDATE: Detectives Investigating Murder at Waldorf Hotel, Police Identify Victim as 29-Year-Old Waldorf Man

UPDATE: On September 21, at approximately 6:18 p.m., patrol officers responded to the Master Suites Hotel located in the 2200 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found the victim, Kenneth Dionel Brawner, 29, of Waldorf, inside a room; he had a gunshot wound and was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased a short time later. A preliminary investigation showed the suspects entered the room and shot...
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CARES Act Funding Federal Grant Update

CARES Act Funding Federal Grant Update

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County heard an update on the CARES Act Funding during their regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown, MD. Jeannett Cudmore, Chief Financial Officer for St. Mary’s County, briefed the Commissioners with a complete CARES Grant expenditures breakdown. The 9.9M portion of the grant designated...
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Suspended Prince George’s County Officer Faces Charges for Sex Crimes Involving a Minor

Suspended Prince George’s County Officer Faces Charges for Sex Crimes Involving a Minor

A Prince George’s County grand jury indicted a suspended Prince George’s County Police officer. Corporal Tristan Thigpen faces several charges to include sexual abuse of a minor, second degree assault, third degree sex offense and fourth degree sex offense. He is now suspended without pay. Thigpen is accused of inappropriately touching a young child...
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MDOT and County Officials Meet Virtually to Take Statewide Transportation Investment Tour Live at 2:00 p.m.

MDOT and County Officials Meet Virtually to Take Statewide Transportation Investment Tour Live at 2:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Office of the Secretary and representatives from MDOT’s business units will meet virtually with St. Mary’s County officials to discuss transportation investments. Representatives include: The Secretary’s Office: Deputy Secretary Sean Powell; MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration: Administrator Chrissy Nizer; MDOT Maryland Transit Administration: Local Transit Support...
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Charles County Public Schools and Health Department Offering Free Vaccinations to Students

Charles County Public Schools and Health Department Offering Free Vaccinations to Students

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) and the Charles County Department of Health are collaborating to offer required vaccinations for students at no cost. Maryland law requires students to have up-to-date immunizations, but with some physician’s offices having altered schedules in effect to slow the spread of COVID-19, some students may not have received vaccinations...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Pedestrian in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Pedestrian in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred last night on Rt. 1 in Prince George’s County. The preliminary investigation indicates just after 9:00 p.m. yesterday, a Hyundai Santa Fe, driven by Jason Iloh, 27, of Laurel, Md., was traveling south on Rt. 1, north of Cypress Street in Laurel, Md....
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Prince George’s County Murder Suspect Arrested in North Carolina

Prince George’s County Murder Suspect Arrested in North Carolina

The suspect charged in connection with a domestic-related homicide in Chillum is now in custody in Raleigh, North Carolina. With the assistance of law enforcement partners in Raleigh, 22-year-old Winston Hughes of the 2600 block of Queens Chapel Road in Chillum, was located and arrested on Sunday. Hughes is charged with fatally shooting his...
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Governor Hogan Announces Extension of Homeowners’ and Renters’ Property Tax Credit Deadlines

Governor Hogan Announces Extension of Homeowners’ and Renters’ Property Tax Credit Deadlines

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) is extending the deadline to apply for 2020 Homeowners’ and Renters’ Property Tax Credits from October 1 to October 31. These two tax credit programs save Marylanders more than $65 million per year, with homeowners receiving an average credit...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating 19-Year-Old’s Death After Overdose in Lexington Park

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating 19-Year-Old’s Death After Overdose in Lexington Park

On Saturday, September 26, 2020, at approximately 12:05 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the 21500 block of Forest Park Road in Lexington Park, for one victim possibly not breathing after an overdose. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 19-year-old male not breathing and immediately started life-saving measures. Emergency medical...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Large Construction Equipment Stolen and Then Abandoned on Great Mills Road

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Large Construction Equipment Stolen and Then Abandoned on Great Mills Road

On Saturday, September 19, 2020,at approximately 10:10 p.m., police responded to the area of the Great Mills Pool on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for a large construction vehicle abandoned in the roadway. Deputies arrived on the scene to find a Caterpillar 928G Wheel Loader abandoned in the roadway. The St. Mary’s County...
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Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland Superintendent of Schools Announce Return of Fall Sports on October 7, 2020

Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland Superintendent of Schools Announce Return of Fall Sports on October 7, 2020

Following a visit to schools in Frederick County today, Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced the return of fall sports in Maryland. Each local school system will now have the ability to officially start the interscholastic athletic fall season in secondary schools beginning Wednesday, October 7, 2020. “Getting...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Report of Shots Fired in Lexington Park

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Report of Shots Fired in Lexington Park

On Thursday, September 24, 2020, at approximately 8:00 p.m., police responded to the area of Columbus Drive in Lexington Park, for the report of shots fired. Police arrived on the scene in the area of Columbus Drive and Creeping Primrose Lane and recovered multiple shell casings in the area. No injuries were reported. The...
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October Events at the Calvert County Marine Museum

October Events at the Calvert County Marine Museum

OCTOBER EVENTS AT THE CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM   SOLOMONS, MD – September 24, 2020 – This October, the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) celebrates its 50th Anniversary! Join us for a variety of activities for all ages throughout the month. Following the guidance of the CDC and State of Maryland, all guests ages five and...
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Calvert County Detectives Seeking Man Wanted for Violation of Protective Order, Assault, and Theft

Calvert County Detectives Seeking Man Wanted for Violation of Protective Order, Assault, and Theft

The Calvert County is searching for the whereabouts of William Versone Johnson. Johnson is wanted for Violation of Protective Order, Assault and Theft. Anyone with information about Johnson is asked to please contact the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office at (410) 535-2800 and or DFC Chip Ward at (443) 532-0603, Sgt. Phillip Foote at (443)...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Garage Fire in Charlotte Hall, Over $30,000 in Damage Caused

State Fire Marshal Investigating Garage Fire in Charlotte Hall, Over $30,000 in Damage Caused

On Monday, September 21, 2020, at approximately 3:25 p.m., firefighters from Charles County and St. Mary’s County responded to 15055 Oaks Road in Charlotte Hall, for the reported structure on fire threatening other structures. Crews arrived on the scene to find a detached 30 x 30 garage filled engulfed in flames with extensions into...
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Commissioners Approve State Capital Improvements Program for St. Mary’s County Public Schools

Commissioners Approve State Capital Improvements Program for St. Mary’s County Public Schools

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County voted unanimously to authorize Commissioner President Randy Guy to sign a letter of support for an increase of $8,167,000 to the St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) FY2022 – FY2027 State Capital Improvement Program during their regular meeting Tuesday. Sept. 22. This funding is for the improve school...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Three Vandalism Suspects

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Three Vandalism Suspects

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the persons pictured in a vandalism investigation. On Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 at about 12:45 am, three individuals entered private property at the 40300 block of Waterview Drive in Mechanicsville and destroyed personal property. Anyone with information about the identities of the suspects...
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Commissioners Approve St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office $10,000 Recruitment and Retention Grant

Commissioners Approve St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office $10,000 Recruitment and Retention Grant

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County have approved a $10,000 Police Recruitment and Retention Grant, allowing the Sheriff’s Office to continue recruitment, education, and retention efforts. Through this grant, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will pay for advertisements targeting audiences to increase their physical and virtual presence wherever potential applicants can be found....
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