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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Taking a Stand Against the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Taking a Stand Against the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

Sheriff Berry and the men and women of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, along with several community partners, are taking a stand against the heroin and opioid epidemic we are facing in our community. Their new signboards, located in Waldorf and La Plata next to our stations along with several other locations throughout the...
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UPDATE: Juawan Valentino Johnson Arrested for Sex Offender Registry Violation

UPDATE: Juawan Valentino Johnson Arrested for Sex Offender Registry Violation

10/10/2017: Juawan Valentino Johnson, 22, of California, was charged with Sex Offender Registration-Failure to Notify, by Deputy Muschette of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. 10/6/2017: Juawan Valentino Johnson, 22, of California, is a Tier I registered sexual offender, meaning he will remain on the registry for 15 years. There is an active warrant...
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St. Mary’s County – Missing Juvenile – Desiree Richardson

St. Mary’s County – Missing Juvenile – Desiree Richardson

Desiree Ronique Richardson, age 14, of Lexington Park, was reported missing on 10/10/17. Richardson is 5’0 and weighs 125; no clothing description available. The missing juvenile is believed to be in the Lexington Park area; at this time there are no critical factors known. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s...
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Juvenile Arrests for St. Mary’s County

Juvenile Arrests for St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office released the following information regarding Juvenile Arrests. No further information is available at this time.
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Majors joins CCPS as Executive Director of Human Resources

Majors joins CCPS as Executive Director of Human Resources

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has a new executive director of human resources. Joining the school system with more than 20 years of human resources experience is Nikial Majors. The Board of Education of Charles County approved Majors’ appointment last month and she began in her position last week. Prior to joining CCPS, Majors...
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Speed & Alcohol Blamed in Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Mechanicsville

Speed & Alcohol Blamed in Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Mechanicsville

UPDATE 10/9/2017 @ 12:15 p.m.: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision On October 8, 2017 at approximately 9:07 p.m., patrol officers from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the serious motor vehicle collision in the area of Three Notch Road and Friendship School Road. Arriving officers discovered two...
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UPDATE: Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata Under Investigation

UPDATE: Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata Under Investigation

UPDATE – On 10/11/2017, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner positively Identified the operator as William Joseph Burch, 45 yoa, of La Plata, Maryland. 10/9/2017: On Monday October 9, 2017, at approximately 1:15 a.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving...
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Former Maryland State Trooper Accused of Pulling Gun on “Kids” at Gas Station for Loud Music

Former Maryland State Trooper Accused of Pulling Gun on “Kids” at Gas Station for Loud Music

Joseph Linehan Greenwell, 38, of Dameron, was indicted by the Grand Jury for Saint Mary’s County, on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Greenwell, was a Maryland State Trooper stationed at the Leonardtown Barrack from 2001 to 2004. Greenwell is accused of pulling a handgun on three individuals (age 16,17 & 21) at the Rod and...
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Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention Receives Grant to Combat Gun Crime

Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention Receives Grant to Combat Gun Crime

Thursday, October 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced several Department of Justice actions to reduce the rising tide of violent crime in America. Foremost of those actions is the reinvigoration of “Project Safe Neighborhoods,” a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and...
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UPDATE: Prince Frederick Woman Indicted for Child Abuse and Assault

UPDATE: Prince Frederick Woman Indicted for Child Abuse and Assault

UPDATE 10/6/2017: A grand jury in Calvert County indicted Rocla Aceneth Tovar Calderon, 40, of Prince Frederick on one count each of second degree child abuse and second degree assault. In August of 2017, a Child Protective Services Worker prepared a safety plan for Calderon, which was signed by both parties, indicating that she...
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Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division Celebrates 50 Years And Maintains Number One Ranking Nationwide for Safety Inspections

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division Celebrates 50 Years And Maintains Number One Ranking Nationwide for Safety Inspections

The Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED) celebrates a fifty year anniversary of providing safety and service to citizens throughout Maryland, while being recognized as number one in the nation for having the most commercial vehicle safety inspections per lane mile for the fourth consecutive year. Due to the dedication and commitment...
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House Fire in La Plata Ruled Accidental

House Fire in La Plata Ruled Accidental

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 4:50 p.m., firefighters from La Plata, and surrounding Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 5740 Durham Court, in La Plata, for the report of a house fire. The fire was ruled accidental, and started in a 2016 Toyota Corolla that was inside of the attached garage. No injuries were...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DIAMOND

Wednesday’s Pet is DIAMOND

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/4/17 is DIAMOND Featured Pet: Diamond Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Whippet/Pit Bull Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Diamond is a sweet and friendly 6-year-old Whippet/Pit bull mix who found herself abandoned by her owner at the local...
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NAVAIR Wins Human Resources Community Award for Excellence

NAVAIR Wins Human Resources Community Award for Excellence

NAVAIR’s Total Force Strategy and Management Department recently won the 2016 Department of the Navy Civilian Human Resources (HR) Community Award for Excellence for making data analysis faster, more efficient and interactive. Specifically, the team created a series of workforce graphs and tools, known as data marts and dashboards, to help analyze workforce trends...
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Residents Asked to Reduce Mosquito Population by Eliminating Standing Water

Residents Asked to Reduce Mosquito Population by Eliminating Standing Water

The best way to prevent mosquito bites and mosquito-borne diseases is to get rid of mosquito breeding habitats. The Calvert County Department of General Services Mosquito Control Program is winding down but residents are still encouraged to do their part by inspecting their properties for standing water. Any area or container that holds water...
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Volunteers Needed for WARM “Wrapping Arms Round Many”

Volunteers Needed for WARM “Wrapping Arms Round Many”

WARM “Wrapping Arms Round Many” is a winter emergency sheltering program for the homeless in St. Mary’s County, and we are in need of volunteers to help with registration and driving vans. There are many more homeless men and women in St. Mary’s County than the shelters have space for. WARM was established out...
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Hurricane Relief Outdoor Festival Fundraiser Scheduled for this Weekend

Hurricane Relief Outdoor Festival Fundraiser Scheduled for this Weekend

Full Effect Live! Entertainment Group, Power Jam Music Alliance and WTG Sound & Promotion have teamed up to promote a Hurricane Relief Fundraiser on Sunday, October 8, 2017,  from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This indoor/outdoor festival will benefit those affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria through the American Red Cross. Their outdoor stage...
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FDA Warning: Risk of Suffocation – Infant Sleep Positioners

FDA Warning: Risk of Suffocation – Infant Sleep Positioners

The FDA is reminding parents and caregivers not to put babies in sleep positioners. These products—sometimes also called “nests” or “anti-roll” products—can cause suffocation (a struggle to breathe) that can lead to death. In the last 13 years, the federal government has received 12 reports of babies known to have died from suffocation associated...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Make Arrest in Piney Point Burglaries

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Make Arrest in Piney Point Burglaries

On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Deputy Phillip Robinson of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to two burglaries to businesses located in the Piney Point area. During the investigation a similar method of operation was identified and video surveillance captured a vehicle in the area at the time of the offenses.  Deputy Robinson...
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Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Sirens to be Tested

Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Sirens to be Tested

There will be a full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout St. Mary’s, Calvert and Dorchester counties on Monday, October 2, 2017 at noon. The test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. Citizens are asked to remember the scheduled testing...
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NAS PAX River Sets Noise Advisory for Night Flights Oct. 2 – Oct. 6

NAS PAX River Sets Noise Advisory for Night Flights Oct. 2 – Oct. 6

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating night-time testing events are scheduled to take place on October 2 through October 6, 2017 between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. each evening. Pilots at PAX will be testing and training for realistic night flight scenarios that are essential for the precision and safety...
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Beware of FAKE NEWS – Saint Mary’s Landing Restaurant is NOT Closing

A “fake news” article is spreading like wild fire across Facebook, the headline reads, Saint Mary’s Landing Restaurant To Close!  The “news page” the article is on is hosted on is a website who’s sole purpose is to “prank or trick” your friends by putting up fake news articles. The article states: The family run...
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Upcoming Clinics Offer Free Rabies Vaccinations for Pets in Calvert County

Upcoming Clinics Offer Free Rabies Vaccinations for Pets in Calvert County

The Calvert County Health Department is sponsoring rabies clinics in the coming weeks, offering free rabies vaccinations for county pets. The free clinics are scheduled as follows: • Saturday, Oct. 14, Huntingtown High School, 4125 Solomons Island Road • Saturday, Oct. 21, Huntingtown High School, 4125 Solomons Island Road Clinics will be held from 10 a.m....
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Slow Moving Vehicle Signage – REMINDER

Slow Moving Vehicle Signage – REMINDER

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has received complaints regarding improper use/display of SLOW MOVING VEHICLE signs. In accordance with the Maryland Transportation Code, (Title 21-805), the orange rectangular signs are to be displayed on slow moving farm vehicles ONLY. They are not permitted to be placed along roadways near driveways etc. The proper use of the slow moving vehicle sign is...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office ask for Public’s Assistance in Stolen Bike Case

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office ask for Public’s Assistance in Stolen Bike Case

On Friday, September 22, 2017, at approximately 7:40 pm, unknown suspect(s) stole a red, white, and black Trek brand, Top Fuel model 9.9 men’s mountain bike from the rack attached to a gray Jeep Wrangler. The Jeep was parked in the public parking located between The Front Porch restaurant and The Hair Company, in...
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