DNA Match From Burglary in Abell Leads to Arrest of Avenue Man

DNA Match From Burglary in Abell Leads to  Arrest of Avenue Man

On December 21, 2018, Deputy First Class Ball of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 38700 block of Collinwood Drive in Abell, for the reported burglary. Investigation determined an unknown individual forced entry into the victim’s residence and removed personal property. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab responded and processed the scene for latent fingerprints and DNA. The DNA samples were obtained and submitted for analysis. In May of 2019, the sheriff’s office received information...
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Mechanicsville Man Found Guilty of Assault, Intimidating a Witness, Stalking and Sex Offense

Mechanicsville Man Found Guilty of Assault, Intimidating a Witness, Stalking and Sex Offense

State’s Attorney Richard Fritz announces the guilty verdict returned by a St. Mary’s County jury on a domestically related felony assault and sexual assault. Trevis Lemar Butler, 37, of Mechanicsville, was found guilty of two counts of first degree assault, two counts of second degree assault, two counts of intimidating a witness, stalking and fourth degree sex offense. Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Buffy Giddens prosecuted the case. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for a later date pending a pre-sentencing...
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Owings Man Arrested for Vehicle Theft in Huntingtown After Caught Driving Drunk While Suspended

Owings Man Arrested for Vehicle Theft in Huntingtown After Caught Driving Drunk While Suspended

On November 12, 2019 Deputy Rzepkowski of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to Cabin Court in Owings for the report of a vehicle theft. The victim advised that sometime between 3:00 pm on November 11th and 8:30 am on November 12th and unknown suspect(s) stole their vehicle that was parked in their driveway. While conducting a neighborhood canvas, Deputy Rzepkowski was advised by Calvert County Emergency Communications of a call they received of a report of a suspicious...
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Laurel Man Sentenced to More Than 22 Years In Federal Prison for Committing Five Armed Robberies of Pharmacies in Howard, Anne Arundel, and Prince George’s Counties

Laurel Man Sentenced to More Than 22 Years In Federal Prison for Committing Five Armed Robberies of Pharmacies in Howard, Anne Arundel, and Prince George’s Counties

Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Jawanza Kevin Carter, age 22, of Laurel, Maryland, to 272 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for robbery involving controlled substances, and for carrying and brandishing of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, in connection with the armed robbery or attempted armed robbery of five pharmacies and the theft of tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of opioids. The sentence was...
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Maryland Public Television’s “Maryland Farm & Harvest” to Feature St. Mary’s County Fisherman Tommy Courtney

Maryland Public Television’s “Maryland Farm & Harvest” to Feature St. Mary’s County Fisherman Tommy Courtney

Maryland Public Television’s (MPT) popular original series Maryland Farm & Harvest, now in its seventh season, will feature farms and locations in Allegany, Garrett, Howard, and St. Mary’s counties, along with Baltimore City during a new episode airing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19. Maryland Farm & Harvest takes viewers on journeys across the state, telling stories about the farms, people, and technology required to sustain and grow Maryland’s number one commercial industry: agriculture. MPT’s production team filmed...
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VIDEO: One Injured and Home Destroyed After Early Morning House Fire in California, State Fire Marshal Investigating

VIDEO: One Injured and Home Destroyed After Early Morning House Fire in California, State Fire Marshal Investigating

On Sunday, November 17, 2019, at approximately 4:20 a.m., firefighters from NAS Patuxent River, Bay District, Hollywood, Leonardtown, and Valley Lee responded to 45366 Abell Drive in California, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 2-story residence fully engulfed in flames, units declared a defensive attack only. Firefighters had multiple issues at first due to the area being a non-dydant area and had to lay over 1500 feet of hose from the...
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Kenneth M. Hobar Sentenced to Jail for Stalking Calvert County Sheriff Evans

Kenneth M. Hobar Sentenced to Jail for Stalking Calvert County Sheriff Evans

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office would like to inform the public that Kenneth M. Hobar, the individual known to our community for Facebook impersonations, fake Facebook/social media profiles, antagonizing posts to local businesses, churches, and community organizations, etc. has been apprehended and is currently incarcerated. Hobar, 67, of Lecanto, Florida was arrested on March 21 on an active warrant for a misdemeanor charge of Stalking – (willfully, maliciously, repeatedly follow, harass, cyber stalk another person.) Hobar appeared in the...
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49-Year-Old Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in Mechanicsville

49-Year-Old Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in Mechanicsville

UPDATE: Maryland State Police are investigating a crash that killed one person and injured three others Thursday evening in St. Mary’s County. On Thursday, November 14, 2019, at approximately 4:40 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the area of Point Lookout Road (MD Route 5) north of Harper’s Corner Road in Mechanicsville, on a report of a two-vehicle crash. According to a preliminary investigation, a woman driving a Hyundai Sonata southbound on Rt. 5...
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AUDIO: Head-on Collision Involving STS Bus in Leonardtown Sends Five to Hospital

AUDIO: Head-on Collision Involving STS Bus in Leonardtown Sends Five to Hospital

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at approximately 6:30 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Heritage Drive in Leonardtown, for the motor vehicle accident involving a bus, with one patient possibly trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a SUV and an STS Bus involved in a head-on style collision with one subject severely trapped in the SUV. One other vehicle on the scene was damaged, however, it is unknown...
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AUDIO: Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 Assists in Spotting, Rescuing Woman Who Fell Into Water at Cobb Island Pier

AUDIO: Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 Assists in Spotting, Rescuing Woman Who Fell Into Water at Cobb Island Pier

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at approximately 11:13 p.m., the Charles County 911 center received a call from the St. Mary’s County 911 center, reporting a person in the water near the Ledo’s Pizza in Cobb Island. Charles County 911 immediately dispatched the “person in the water” assignment and brought 36 fire and emergency medical services personnel responded to the scene. Units from Cobb Island arrived on the scene in the area of 12364 Neale Sound Drive in Cobb...
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Maryland State Police Make Drug Arrest in Lexington Park, Recover Stolen Handgun

Maryland State Police Make Drug Arrest in Lexington Park, Recover Stolen Handgun

A Trooper from the Maryland State Police Central South Region Narcotics Division responded to a predetermined location in St. Mary’s County for the purposes of conducting a controlled purchase of heroin from a heroin distributor known only as Josh. Police made contact with a confidential informant (CI) that was able to contact Josh on his cell phone. Josh answered the phone call from the CI, at which time an agreement was met for the sale of a predetermined amount...
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Driver Injured, Two Adults and Five Animals Displaced After Vehicle Hits House in Mechanicsville

Driver Injured, Two Adults and Five Animals Displaced After Vehicle Hits House in Mechanicsville

On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at approximately 10:55 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Pink Hill Lane in Mechanicsville, for the motor vehicle accident involving a vehicle into a house with one subject trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle into the front of a residence, with no entrapment. The driver was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. Two adults and five animals were...
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Police in Charles County Arrest Three Suspects in Home Invasion

Police in Charles County Arrest Three Suspects in Home Invasion

On November 8, 2019, at approximately 1:00 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3300 block of Stump Neck Road in Indian Head for the report of a home invasion and stabbing. The caller advised two males broke into the house armed with a rifle, handgun, and knife and demanded money and property. During the robbery, a 47-year-old resident was stabbed several times. The suspects fled with the victims’ property and they also stole the...
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VIDEO: One Arrested for Driving Under the Influence After Causing Rollover Crash in Hollywood

VIDEO: One Arrested for Driving Under the Influence After Causing Rollover Crash in Hollywood

On Friday, November 8, 2019, at approximately 8:05 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Three Notch Road and Sotterley Road in Hollywood, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious, with one vehicle overturned. Crews arrived on the scene to find one vehicle overturned in the roadway, and the second vehicle in the parking lot of the Burchmart. One patient from the overturned vehicle was trapped, however, they were able to self-extricate prior to fire...
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No Injuries Reported After Structure Fire at Gallant Green Bar in Waldorf

No Injuries Reported After Structure Fire at Gallant Green Bar in Waldorf

On Friday, November 8, 2019, at approximately 8:55 p.m., firefighters from Charles County, Prince George’s County, and St. Mary’s County responded to the Gallant Green Bar at 14901 Woodville Road in Waldorf, for the reported structure on fire with one person trapped on the second floor. Crews arrived on the scene to find fire showing from a 2-story commercial building, the owner stated the subject trapped was able to escape prior to the arrival of crews. The damage to...
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The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking Assistance in Identifying Four Theft Suspects in California

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking Assistance in Identifying Four Theft Suspects in California

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the persons pictured in a theft case. On Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at 7:40 pm, four suspects walked into the Belk department store in California. Suspect No. 1 distracted the cashier while two other suspects went through the store stuffing merchandise into large...
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Maryland Public Service Commission to Hold Public Hearing for Solar Project in St. Mary’s County on Monday, December 2, 2019

Maryland Public Service Commission to Hold Public Hearing for Solar Project in St. Mary’s County on Monday, December 2, 2019

The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold a public comment hearing on a request by Lightsource Renewable Energy Development, LLC to build a 20 MW solar generating facility in St. Mary’s County. The hearing will be held Monday, December 2, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hampton Inn at Lexington Park, 22211 Three Notch...
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Noise Advisory – NAS Pax River Sets Noise Advisory for Field Carrier Landing Practice Flights November 20, 2019 to December 13, 2019

Noise Advisory – NAS Pax River Sets Noise Advisory for Field Carrier Landing Practice Flights November 20, 2019 to December 13, 2019

Communities surrounding Naval Air Station Patuxent River are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place November 20-December 13, 2019 from 7:15 a.m., to 7 p.m. Pilots at NAS PAX will be conducting Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLPs). FCLPs are simulated carrier landings conducted to prepare the pilot to land safely on...
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Maryland Reports Early Season Deer, Turkey Hunt Results

Maryland Reports Early Season Deer, Turkey Hunt Results

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that hunters harvested 21,073 deer during the early portion of the archery and muzzleloader seasons. The harvest was a 12% increase from last year’s official harvest of 18,839 deer for the same period. More favorable hunting conditions this year contributed to the increased harvest. The two-month...
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Woman Sentenced to Eighteen Months for Assaulting Two Law Enforcement Officers in Mechanicsville

Woman Sentenced to Eighteen Months for Assaulting Two Law Enforcement Officers in Mechanicsville

Dailisa Charmainge Mease, 28, of no fixed address, was sentenced to eighteen months of active incarceration for assaulting two law enforcement officers and resisting arrest from an August 2019 incident in Mechanicsville. Mease was believed to be under the influence of Phencyclidine (PCP) and admitted using PCP earlier in the day. Mease will have...
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Charles County Public Schools Announces $276,000 Grant to Provide Additional Police Coverage at Schools

Charles County Public Schools Announces $276,000 Grant to Provide Additional Police Coverage at Schools

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is increasing the presence of law enforcement at some schools. The Office of School Safety and Security secured a $276,000 grant that is allowing CCPS to enhance it security efforts through additional police coverage. Jason Stoddard, director of school safety and security, said the grant is limited to increasing...
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Prince George’s County Police Investigating Fatal Stabbing in Oxon Hill

Prince George’s County Police Investigating Fatal Stabbing in Oxon Hill

The Homicide Unit detectives are actively investigating a fatal stabbing in Oxon Hill. The victim is 19-year-old Erick Ruiz Reyes of Oxon Hill. On November 18th, at approximately 2:05 pm, Maryland-National Capital Park Police and Prince George’s County Police Officers responded to a community center property in the 1100 block of Marcy Avenue for...
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Firefighters in Calvert Quickly Extinguish Fire at Chesapeake Beach Laundromat

Firefighters in Calvert Quickly Extinguish Fire at Chesapeake Beach Laundromat

On Monday, November 18, 2019, at approximately 3:30 p.m., firefighters from North Beach and surrounding areas responded to the Dunn Clean Laundromat for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a commercial building with smoke showing from the back of the building. Firefighters quickly extinguished a small fire in the...
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Firefighters in Charles County Quickly Extinguish Chimney Fire in Bryans Road

Firefighters in Charles County Quickly Extinguish Chimney Fire in Bryans Road

On November 17, 2019, at approximately 6:00 p.m., firefighters from La Plata, Bryans Road, and surrounding departments responded to Ravine Drive in Bryans Road, for the reported chimney fire. The 911 caller was a neighbor of the residence reporting their neighbors chimney was burning flames on the roof. 39 personnel responded to the scene...
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Police Need Assistance Locating Three Suspects in Connection with Thirteen Porch Package Thefts in Prince George’s County

Police Need Assistance Locating Three Suspects in Connection with Thirteen Porch Package Thefts in Prince George’s County

The Regional Investigation Division is asking for the community’s assistance in locating three suspects who are linked to 13 package thefts in Prince George’s county. They are 24-year-old Evelyn Eastman of no fixed address, 19-year-old Terron Kearney of 52nd Street in Northeast, Washington DC, and 31-year-old Brian Lindsay of Mississippi Avenue in Southeast, Washington...
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Dyson Building Center in Great Mills is an Official Drop off Location for Lily’s Toy Box!

Dyson Building Center in Great Mills is an Official Drop off Location for Lily’s Toy Box!

Dyson Building Center is an official drop off location for Lily’s Toy Box! Dyson’s is located at 20375 Pt Lookout Road, in Great Mills. Lily is now organizing her 3rd annual toy drive for the kids and families who are stuck at Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. over the holiday season. Lily is donating...
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Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration Conducting Inspections of Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge on Thursday, November 21, 2019

Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration Conducting Inspections of Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge on Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will continue its inspection of the MD 4 Bridge over the Patuxent River (Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge). The inspection will take place nightly through Thursday., November 21, from 9:00 p.m., until 5:00 a.m., the following morning. During the inspection, crews will close one lane...
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Notice of Limited St. Mary’s Transit System Route Operations From Monday, November 18, to Friday, November 22, 2019

Notice of Limited St. Mary’s Transit System Route Operations From Monday, November 18, to Friday, November 22, 2019

During the week of Monday, November 18, to Friday, November 22, the St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will not operate the new Route 8 California/Great Mills public transportation service. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit program for persons with disabilities and the Statewide Specialized Transportation Assistance Program (SSTAP) will continue to operate on...
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St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks Seeking Youth and Adult Indoor Soccer Referees

St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks Seeking Youth and Adult Indoor Soccer Referees

St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks is seeking part-time Youth and Adult Indoor Soccer Referees for the upcoming winter program beginning in January. Qualifications for referees include strong soccer playing background, knowledge of the game and rules, a trainable attitude, and good communication skills. Salary ranges from $12 – $20 per hour...
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Detectives in Calvert County Identify and Apprehend Theft Suspect

Detectives in Calvert County Identify and Apprehend Theft Suspect

Over the last few months, Detectives of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) have been investigating numerous reports of theft from unlocked vehicles in the Huntingtown, Maryland area. On Friday, November 8, 2019, detectives executed numerous search and seizure warrants and an arrest warrant for the individual responsible for these crimes....
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No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Hits Utility Pole in Lexington Park

No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Hits Utility Pole in Lexington Park

On Saturday, November 16, 2019, at approximately 6:50 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Mattapany Road in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle accident involving a pole with a brush fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway with...
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Charlotte Hall Accountant in ‘Utter Shock’ Over Big Powerball Win

Charlotte Hall Accountant in ‘Utter Shock’ Over Big Powerball Win

A lucky accountant from Charlotte Hall never figured a $10 quick-pick Powerball ticket would bring her a shocking surprise. Playing “Lottery is my excitement,” said the happy woman, who won a $50,000 prize in the November 9, 2019, drawing. The 74-year-old stops by New Market Service Center, located at 29233 Three Notch Road in...
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