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Drayden Man Continues to Illegally Harvest Crabs and Oysters Again and Again in Maryland

Drayden Man Continues to Illegally Harvest Crabs and Oysters Again and Again in Maryland

A St. Mary’s County was charged Friday with multiple violations of regulations after he was seen harvesting oysters inside a sanctuary. Officers on surveillance saw Steven Gary Adams, 68, of Drayden, hand tonging more than a mile inside the St. Mary’s River Oyster Sanctuary at 4:15 a.m. When Adams returned to shore a short...
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Safety Seat Checks Scheduled for January 19th in St. Mary’s County

Safety Seat Checks Scheduled for January 19th in St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will host safety seat checks on Thursday, January 19, 2017, from 3 pm until 6 pm at the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, located at 21685 FDR Blvd in Lexington Park, MD. Certified technicians will check your child’s car seat for proper installation and car seat use. To...
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Mechanicsville Man Caught Flushing Cocaine Down Toilet During Drug Raid

Mechanicsville Man Caught Flushing Cocaine Down Toilet During Drug Raid

Antoine Gerald Herbert, 28, of Mechanicsville was identified as a distributor of cocaine. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics detectives obtained a search and seizure warrant for Herbert’s Mechanicsville home. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team (EST), K-9, and Vice/Narcotics Support Team deputies assisted in executing that search warrant. As EST...
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Ridge Woman Arrested for Obstructing and Hindering, Failure to Obey Lawful Order, and Drug Possession

Ridge Woman Arrested for Obstructing and Hindering, Failure to Obey Lawful Order, and Drug Possession

On Thursday, December 29, 2016, Units from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police Barrack “T” responded to a residence on Three Notch Road in Ridge for a reported disturbance, possibly involving a firearm. While attempting to make contact with several witnesses, a related witness, Brittany Ann Vega, 23, of...
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Navy’s Jammer Team Recognized for Defense Department Acquisition Excellence

Navy’s Jammer Team Recognized for Defense Department Acquisition Excellence

The Next Generation Jammer Increment 1 (NGJ Inc 1) team’s “revolutionary approach in the evolution of Airborne Electronic Attack” earned it one of three Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD (AT&L)) David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Awards. During a Pentagon ceremony Jan. 6, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and USD...
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Steny Hoyer Says Repealing the Affordable Care Act Will Have a Devastating Impact on Thousands of Marylanders

Steny Hoyer Says Repealing the Affordable Care Act Will Have a Devastating Impact on Thousands of Marylanders

Since its enactment in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has made a huge difference in the lives of Marylanders, including here in the Fifth District. The law took a three-pronged approach to address the problems that plagued our health care system by working to bring down the cost of health coverage; increase access to...
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Calvert County Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule

Calvert County Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces county offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In addition: • The three county senior centers will be closed Jan. 16 and Meals on Wheels will not be delivered. • There will be no county bus service Jan....
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Honor Veterans with Commemorative Bricks in Support of Solomons “On Watch” Memorial Statue

Honor Veterans with Commemorative Bricks in Support of Solomons “On Watch” Memorial Statue

The Calvert County Department of General Services is coordinating the annual “On Watch” memorial brick campaign taking place now through April 28, 2017. For a limited time, the public may purchase memorial bricks to be placed at the Veterans Patio, located at the World War II “On Watch” Memorial Statue in Solomons. The bricks...
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Charlotte Hall Man Caught Stealing Batteries from Construction Site

Charlotte Hall Man Caught Stealing Batteries from Construction Site

On Monday, December 26, 2016, Corporal J. Kirkner of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office observed a male subject, later identified as John Tyler Garrow, 22, of Charlotte Hall, attempting to access the battery compartment of a piece of construction equipment at a construction site next to the 30000 block of Three Notch Road...
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Sheriff’s Office Attends Leonardtown Square’s First Friday at NolanStrong Event

Sheriff’s Office Attends Leonardtown Square’s First Friday at NolanStrong Event

It’s not unusual that 4-year-old Nolan Scully wants to be a law enforcement officer when he grows up, but Nolan faces an unusual challenge in his quest. When he was only three years old, Nolan was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare soft tissue cancer. He is currently undergoing treatment for that cancer, and courageously...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Still Seeking Public’s Help Locating Missing Man

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Still Seeking Public’s Help Locating Missing Man

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating Chase John Martinez, 18, of Waldorf. Martinez was last seen on Monday, January 2 at the Hampton Inn on Crain Highway in Waldorf. Martinez is 5’9”, 200 lbs., stocky build, green eyes, tattoos on both arms, pierced ears, and sometimes wears glasses....
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Tall Timbers Man Arrested for Destruction of Property and Drunk Driving

Tall Timbers Man Arrested for Destruction of Property and Drunk Driving

On Sunday, December 24, 2016, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received several phone calls from witnesses describing an older model Tahoe driving erratically in the area of Merchants Lane in Leonardtown. The callers stated the vehicle had struck curbs and was weaving in and out of lanes. First Class Deputy R. Steinbach observed...
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Governor Larry Hogan Declares January 9 Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Governor Larry Hogan Declares January 9 Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Governor Larry Hogan today issued a statewide proclamation declaring Monday, January 9, 2017 as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in Maryland. National Law Enforcement Day is acknowledged annually on January 9, when states and organizations across the country show their support for our nation’s law enforcement officers. Government House will also be lit blue on...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/9/2017 to 1/13/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/9/2017 to 1/13/2017

During the week of January 9 to January 13 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Cameras are activated Monday through Friday, all...
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Maryland Casinos Generate Record-Breaking $133.5 Million in Revenue During December

Maryland Casinos Generate Record-Breaking $133.5 Million in Revenue During December

Highlighted by the opening of MGM National Harbor, Maryland’s six casinos combined for a record-setting month in December 2016, generating $133,477,706 million in statewide gaming revenue. December surpassed the previous revenue record set in May 2016, when five casinos totaled $104,351,219 million. MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County, which held its grand opening...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, January 9, 2017

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, January 9, 2017

Updated Monday, January 9, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: St. Mary’s County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, January 9, 2017 with a Code 2 for employees. St. Mary’s County Government: All St. Mary’s County Administrative Offices will open on time. Liberal leave for employees. All...
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Snow Emergency Plan Lifted for St. Mary’s County

Snow Emergency Plan Lifted for St. Mary’s County

The Maryland State Police has lifted the Snow Emergency Plan for St. Mary’s County effective at 6:00 pm on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Motorists are encouraged to continue to use caution while driving as they may quickly encounter different road conditions throughout St. Mary’s County.
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Will be Closed on Monday, January 9

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Will be Closed on Monday, January 9

St. Mary’s County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, January 9, 2017 with a Code 2 for employees.
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Snow Emergency Plan Lifted for Charles County

Snow Emergency Plan Lifted for Charles County

The Maryland State Police has lifted the Snow Emergency Plan for Charles County effective at 4:30 pm on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Motorists are encouraged to continue to use caution while driving as they may quickly encounter different road conditions throughout Charles County.
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Charles County Government Operational Status for January 8, 2017

Charles County Government Operational Status for January 8, 2017

The following facilities and/or services for Recreation, Tourism, and Parks will be closed or canceled on Sunday, Jan. 8. Lackey, Donald M. Wade Aquatic Center, and North Point High Indoor pools will be closed. All Community Centers and Port Tobacco Recreation Center will be closed. Scheduled basketball and indoor soccer games for Sunday have...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for January 8, 2017

St. Mary’s County Government Operational Status for January 8, 2017

Due to the winter storm, the following schedule changes are in effect: All Recreation and Parks programs and activities are cancelled and all facilities are closed. All youth basketball games scheduled in St. Mary’s County public schools for Saturday through Sunday have been cancelled. The St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will resume operations at...
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Waldorf Man Sentenced to Two Consecutive Life Sentences Plus 20 Years

Waldorf Man Sentenced to Two Consecutive Life Sentences Plus 20 Years

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on Friday, January 6, 2017, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Joshua Terrell Mebane, 22, to two consecutive life sentences plus 20 years for the First Degree Murder of Teresa Bass, the Attempted Murder of Jerry Bass Jr., and the Unlawful Use...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Assault, Destruction of Property and Possession of Cocaine

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Assault, Destruction of Property and Possession of Cocaine

On Monday, December 19, 201612-19-2016, Deputy First Class Steinbach of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Millison Plaza Shopping Center in Lexington Park for a reported disturbance between a male and female. A witness alleged observing the suspect, Robert Doral Harrod, 29, of Lexington Park strike the victim before throwing the...
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Pay Me! Scratch-off Delivers 1st Top Prize to Hughesville Grandma

Pay Me! Scratch-off Delivers 1st Top Prize to Hughesville Grandma

The holidays came early for a 58-year-old grandmother from Hughesville. Rita Windsor was traveling with her son to see holiday lights when they made a lucky stop for hot chocolate. Wayne Windsor suggested they buy their hot beverage at Sheetz #318 in Great Mills. While there, they also decided to buy scratch-offs. Wayne purchased...
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2nd Alarm Fire at Tucker Road Ice Rink Ruled Accidental

2nd Alarm Fire at Tucker Road Ice Rink Ruled Accidental

Just after 3:00 pm, Wednesday, January 4, a popular community sports facility suffered significant damage from a fire that appears accidental. Prince George’s County Firefighters were alerted to the fire at the Tucker Road Ice Rink, 1770 Tucker Road, in Fort Washington and arrived to find a large 1-story complex with heavy smoke coming...
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