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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Correctional Officers

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Correctional Officers

On Friday, May 19, 2017, fifteen correctional officers graduated from the 57th Corrections Officer Entrance Level Training Program held at the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy. The program requires each Correctional Officer to complete an eight-week, 320 hour Basic Corrections Academy, which exceeds the state minimum for all Correctional Officers working in local Correctional...
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Burchmart in Leonardtown Sells a $100,000-Winning Super Crossword Scratch-Off

Burchmart in Leonardtown Sells a $100,000-Winning Super Crossword Scratch-Off

“Lucky Catfish” still cannot believe his Maryland Lottery luck. Intuition, a heaven-sent suggestion or a whisper from Lady Luck sent him back to a St. Mary’s County retailer and he hooked a $100,000-winning Super Crossword scratch-off. “I was leaving my dad’s house at noon and decided to stop at Burchmart in Leonardtown,” said the...
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Sheriff’s Office Invites Charles County Residents to National Night Out

Sheriff’s Office Invites Charles County Residents to National Night Out

On August 1, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., neighborhoods throughout Charles County are invited to team up with thousands of communities across the country for the 34th Annual National Night Out (NNO). Sheriff Troy Berry and members of the CCSO will join residents to celebrate the community’s alliance against crime, drugs and...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office DUI Arrests for April 2017

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office DUI Arrests for April 2017

The following persons were arrested for DUI by deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office during the month of April 2017 Robinson, Malcolm Jamal 41 of Lexington Park, MD Arrested on 04/04/17 by Deputy J. Smith Quade, Richard Casey 28 of Hollywood, MD Arrested on 04/05/17 by Corporal J. Stone Kiernan, Cathryn P. 26...
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Kitten Thrown From Car? – Sheriff’s Office Investigating Animal Cruelty Case

Kitten Thrown From Car? – Sheriff’s Office Investigating Animal Cruelty Case

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office  is investigating a reported incident where a complainant saw a social media post circulating on Facebook describing an incident that took place on May 19 near La Quinta Inn in California. According to the post, an individual witnessed a subject causing harm to a kitten. The case is being...
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St. Leonard Woman Arrested After Found Passed Out with a Pocket Full of Pills

St. Leonard Woman Arrested After Found Passed Out with a Pocket Full of Pills

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Deputy T. Rzepkowski of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a check welfare call on several persons passed out inside of a vehicle that was parked at the Park Place Medical Building, in Prince Frederick. Upon investigating Heather Davis, 34, of St. Leonard, was...
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Mechanicsville Man Found Hiding Behind Bush Arrested for Burglary, Theft, Destruction of Property and Violation of Probation

Mechanicsville Man Found Hiding Behind Bush Arrested for Burglary, Theft, Destruction of Property and Violation of Probation

On Sunday, May 21, 2017, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 27000 block of Mill Seat Drive, in Mechanicsville, in an attempt to locate the suspect, Devin Eric Webb, 30 of Mechanicsville. Deputies located the suspect hiding behind a bush at the rear of the residence....
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Mechanicsville Woman Caught Shooting Up Heroin in Burger King Parking Lot

Mechanicsville Woman Caught Shooting Up Heroin in Burger King Parking Lot

On Saturday, May 20, 2017, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office  responded to the Burger King located in the 21000 block of Great Mills Rd., Lexington Park, in an attempt to locate a reported missing person. Deputy First Class B. Gaskill found the missing person and Jessica Helen Reed, 22 of Mechanicsville, inside...
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Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 7 – Police Week Memorial Service

Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 7 – Police Week Memorial Service

On Thursday, May 18, the beautiful sound of bagpipes could be heard at the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 7, in Great Mills, as law enforcement officers and lodge members gathered to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. FOP Vice President, Scott Ruest began the ceremony with opening remarks and the introduction...
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Lexington Park Man Issued a Criminal Citation for Trespassing in Lexington Park

Lexington Park Man Issued a Criminal Citation for Trespassing in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Deputy First Class V. Pontorno of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office observed Keon Williams Sanders, 29, of Lexington Park, on the property of Millison Plaza after being duly notified not to do so via a “No Trespass” notice issued by Deputy First Class V. Pontorno. The suspect was...
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Wednesday’s Pet is RUSTY

Wednesday’s Pet is RUSTY

Wednesday’s Pet for 5/24/17 RUSTY Featured Pet: Rusty Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed:  Pug/Beagle Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Rusty is a 1-year-old Puggle.  He is a loyal, loving, and curious boy.  Rusty is a fun boy that gets along great with other dogs.  He...
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Police Investigating Fatal Collision in Clinton That Killed 17-Year-Old

Police Investigating Fatal Collision in Clinton That Killed 17-Year-Old

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is working to determine the cause of a fatal crash in Clinton. The victim is 17-year-old Norman White of Livingston Road in Clinton. On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at about 10:15 pm, patrol officers were called to Temple Hill Road at Woodelves Way...
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Waldorf Man Arrested for Possession of a Handgun and Drugs

Waldorf Man Arrested for Possession of a Handgun and Drugs

On Wednesday, May 17 at approximately 7:10 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office  initiated a traffic stop in the area of Hunt Place and Bannister Circle in Waldorf. As officers approached the car, an odor of marijuana was detected. Further investigation showed the driver was in possession of a loaded handgun, seven...
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Tractor Trailer Accident in Prince Frederick Under Investigation

Tractor Trailer Accident in Prince Frederick Under Investigation

On Monday, May 23, 2017, at approximately 1:52 p.m. a tractor trailer with a load of water, driven by James Bryan of Lexington Park, was traveling eastbound on Maryland Route 231 in the area of Barstow Road, in Prince Frederick. At the same time a 2016 GMC, driven by Patricia Mento of Waldorf, was traveling...
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12-Year-Old Bicyclist Struck by a Motor Vehicle in Prince Frederick

12-Year-Old Bicyclist Struck by a Motor Vehicle in Prince Frederick

On Monday, May 23, 2017, at approximately 4:07 p.m., deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched  to the area of Calvert Towne Way and Calvert Towne Drive in Prince Frederick for a report of a juvenile bicyclist struck by a motor vehicle. A detailed investigation revealed a vehicle being driven by Robert...
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5th Annual Dragon Boat Festival is Back in North Beach

5th Annual Dragon Boat Festival is Back in North Beach

The Dragon Boats are BACK in North Beach as Calvert County officially kicks off the summer with the 5th Annual Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday June 10th from 9AM – 5PM in North Beach MD. That day, over 5,000 spectators will line the Boardwalk in North Beach to watch as 30 plus teams compete...
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MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital to Host Vendor Fair June 2

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital to Host Vendor Fair June 2

The MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital (MSMH) Auxiliary and Special Activities Committee (SAC) are hosting a Vendor Fair for independent sales representatives this Friday, June 2 (rain date June 9), from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The new event is a co-fundraiser for the two committees open to both the public and hospital associates. When...
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Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration Memorial Day Closings

Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration Memorial Day Closings

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) will close all offices on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. All full-service Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) stations also will close. MVA’s ten self-service VEIP kiosks will remain open and are available 24/7. As part of Governor Hogan’s...
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22 Year-Old Bryans Road Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

22 Year-Old Bryans Road Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

On Monday, May 22, 2017 at 9:48 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to Olivers Shop Road between Route 6 and Wheatley Road for the report of a crash. A preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a Nissan sedan was travelling south on Olivers Shop Road when she lost control and...
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Adult Independence Program graduates celebrated

Adult Independence Program graduates celebrated

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) held its first official graduation ceremony of the 2016-17 school year on Friday, May 19 as school system staff and families celebrated eight graduates of the Adult Independence Program (AIP). Honored were Brandon Garner, Nathaniel Gilchrist, D’Armae Griffin, Thomas McKenzie, Michael Proctor, Devonte Smith, Mariah Viray and Dennis Weeden,...
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MVA Honored with Global Award on Driver’s License and Identification Card

MVA Honored with Global Award on Driver’s License and Identification Card

Maryland’s Driver’s License (DL) and Identification Card (ID) has recently been named the recipient of a 2017 Élan Award for Card Manufacturing Excellence. The award honors innovative card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers, and suppliers who support a commitment to design quality, technical innovation, and the future of the global card industry. “Residents, businesses, and law...
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North Beach Man Driving While Suspended Arrested on Drug Charges

North Beach Man Driving While Suspended Arrested on Drug Charges

On May 10, 2017, at approximately 10:30am, Deputy K. Williamson, of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office  conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Skinners Turn Road and Investment Court, in Owings, on a vehicle being driven by Rodney Ward Jr, 34, of North Beach. The Control Center advised that Ward, Jr. has a total...
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Owings Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Dunkirk Walmart

Owings Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Dunkirk Walmart

On Friday, May 12, 2017, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Deputy N. Barger of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Dunkirk Walmart for a reported shoplifting that had just occurred. Upon arrival the store Asset Protection Manager stated that he witnessed a customer, Rachel Boutaugh, 27, of Owings, placing items into her purse...
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Healthy & Safe Swimming Week

Healthy & Safe Swimming Week

National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week runs May 22-28, 2017, the week leading up to Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer. The Secretaries of Maryland’s Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Environment and Natural Resources encourage all Marylanders to take note of swimming safety tips to ensure a safe and healthy swimming...
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Community Spirit and Superheroes Unite for A Day 4 Heroes

Community Spirit and Superheroes Unite for A Day 4 Heroes

Foundation 4 Heroes had their first fundraiser Saturday called, “A Day 4 Heroes” and the community embraced their idea and showed some wonderful support. Heroes from far and wide gathered for the event honoring our community’s real heroes who make a difference in St. Mary’s County. The weather was perfect, the food was good,...
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