Community

UPDATE: More Victims Have Come Forward – Newburg Man Charged with Sex Abuse of 4-Year-Old

UPDATE: More Victims Have Come Forward – Newburg Man Charged with Sex Abuse of 4-Year-Old

UPDATE: 12/1/2017: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are continuing their investigation of Joseph Elmer Rohls, 80, of Newburg, who was arrested on Nov. 22, 2017, and charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl. Since his arrest, two other victims have come forward and reported Rohls had sexually assaulted them when they were young girls. Detectives...
Read More »

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Seek Public’s Help Locating Missing Teenager

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Seek Public’s Help Locating Missing Teenager

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating a 14-year-old girl who ran away from a temporary home in July, 2017. Esmeralda Consuelo Ramos-Cruz left the house in Faulkner, MD, and has been in the company of friends throughout the region since. Investigators have been able to track some of her...
Read More »

Maryland State Police Continue Search For Missing Calvert County Girls

Maryland State Police Continue Search For Missing Calvert County Girls

Maryland State Police are continuing to search for two missing teenage girls who were reported missing Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 from Calvert County. Julyssa Danielle Simms, 15, and Trang Mgoc Nguyen, 16, were last seen at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Calvert High School. There is evidence they may have traveled to the Hyattsville...
Read More »

Maryland State Police / Kinder Time Toy Drive Underway

Maryland State Police / Kinder Time Toy Drive Underway

The Maryland State Police will be participating in the Kinder Time Toy Drive at every barrack across the State. Members of the community that wish to provide toy donations may bring new, unwrapped toys to their local Maryland State Police facility from now until December 20th. Cash donations will not be accepted. Toys donated will...
Read More »

Brutal Beating Caught on Tape at Leonardtown High School Results in Arrests

Brutal Beating Caught on Tape at Leonardtown High School Results in Arrests

On Monday, November 27, 2017, at approximately 12:45 p.m., police responded to Leonardtown High School for the report of a fight. Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, were first to arrive at the scene and assumed the investigation. According to a spokesman from the Maryland State Police, three juveniles have been charged, and...
Read More »

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warns Public of “Fake Money”

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warns Public of “Fake Money”

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has had multiple calls for counterfeit currency resembling United States currency with Chinese writing printed on the front and back. The counterfeit bills are sold on the internet as Chinese banknotes. They come in lots of 100 pieces and are sold for $16.99. Some of the notes have duplicate...
Read More »

Earthquake in Delaware Felt by Readers in Prince George’s County

Earthquake in Delaware Felt by Readers in Prince George’s County

On Thursday, November 30, 2017 at approximately 4:47 p.m. the U.S. Geological Survey equipment recorded an earthquake 8 miles North East of Dover, Delaware at a preliminary 4.4-magnitude. SMNEWSNET was contacted by residents in Prince George’s County who reported having felt the earthquake for a few seconds. Details will be provided as they become...
Read More »

Be on the Lookout for Phishing Email Scams

Be on the Lookout for Phishing Email Scams

The IRS reminds taxpayers to be on the lookout for new, sophisticated email phishing scams that can compromise personal information and affect a taxpayer’s refund. This week is National Tax Security Awareness Week and the IRS is partnering with state tax agencies, including the Maryland Comptroller’s Office and other industry stakeholders to remind people...
Read More »

Commissioners Proclaim Adoption Awareness Day

Commissioners Proclaim Adoption Awareness Day

On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the Board of Commissioners proclaimed Adoption Awareness Day in Charles County. Adoption Awareness Day acknowledges and celebrates the willingness of resource parents and their families to provide a loving, supportive, and permanent home to foster children of Charles County. The County Commissioners recognize the Department of Social Services and all...
Read More »

Handel’s “Messiah” to be performed by St. Mary’s College Chamber Singers

Handel’s “Messiah” to be performed by St. Mary’s College Chamber Singers

The St. Mary’s College of Maryland chamber singers with orchestra under the direction of Larry Vote, professor of music, will perform Handel’s “Messiah” on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. The concert will be held in the Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, 47458 Trinity Church Road. The event is free of charge and...
Read More »

Commissioners in St. Mary’s County Recognize Giving Tuesday

Commissioners in St. Mary’s County Recognize Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, recognized on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, is a national day of giving and celebrates philanthropy and volunteerism where people give whatever they are able to. Giving Tuesday is a day for citizens to work together and share commitments, rally for favorite causes, build a stronger community and think about others. In that...
Read More »

St. Mary’s Transit System Lauded for Community Efforts

St. Mary’s Transit System Lauded for Community Efforts

The St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) is known for providing transportation services for citizens in the county on a daily basis. STS also holds special events (e.g. Dump the Pump and Stuff the Bus) throughout the year. In recognition of its efforts, the Transportation Association of Maryland (TAM) honored STS with a 2017 Community...
Read More »

CSM Children’s Learning Center Follows Thanksgiving With Giving

CSM Children’s Learning Center  Follows Thanksgiving With Giving

Students at the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center (CLC) at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) are learning about giving. The CLC staff and parents have donated 1,185 items of non-perishable food with a goal of restocking the Southern Maryland Food Bank after Thanksgiving. “We made the food drive more interesting by having a...
Read More »

Hospital Foundation Celebrates Three Decades of Giving Back at Annual Gala

Hospital Foundation Celebrates Three Decades of Giving Back at Annual Gala

The St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation recently celebrated three decades of fun and philanthropy at “Diamonds and Pearls,” the 30th Annual Gala, held Nov. 17 at the Hollywood Social Hall. Sponsored by the Foundation and the Tarleton Family, the annual black-tie affair featured a gourmet dinner and dessert by Ken’s Creative Kitchen of Annapolis with...
Read More »

Attorney General Sessions Announces Over $12 Million to Support Law Enforcement Agencies to Combat Illegal Manufacturing and Distribution of Methamphetamine and Opioids

Attorney General Sessions Announces Over $12 Million to Support Law Enforcement Agencies to Combat Illegal Manufacturing and Distribution of Methamphetamine and Opioids

Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced over $12 million in grant funding through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) to support law enforcement agencies in combating the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine, heroin, and prescription opioids. Since 1999, overdose threats from opioids, including prescription opioids and heroin, have more than...
Read More »

Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit, along with Maryland State Police, will conduct an impaired driver checkpoint on Friday, December 1 between 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Special patrols and enforcement focused on impaired and aggressive driving are conducted year round. The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is reminding drivers who...
Read More »

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Assistance Identifying Theft Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Assistance Identifying Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured. On Saturday, October 25, 2017, at approximately 6:55 p.m., the suspect stole a Husqvarna Chain Saw from the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store in California, MD. The suspect was last seen getting into a waiting dark red SUV, displaying partial MD...
Read More »

Calvert County – Missing Person – Julyssa Danielle Simms

Calvert County – Missing Person – Julyssa Danielle Simms

The Maryland State Police-Prince Frederick Barrack “U” is currently conducting a Missing Person’s investigation. Julyssa Danielle Simms is 15-Years-Old, and was last seen wearing a gray sweater, black yoga pants and gray Ugg boots. She was last seen at Calvert High School on today’s date, November 29th, 2017. The case number for this incident...
Read More »

Wednesday’s Pet is MILTON

Wednesday’s Pet is MILTON

Wednesday’s Pet for 11/29/2017 MILTON Featured Pet: Milton Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Poodle Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (8 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00  (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Milton is an 8-year-old Poodle Mix.  Milton is super social and enjoys hanging out...
Read More »

Unmanned Carrier Aviation Program Office Welcomes New Leadership

Unmanned Carrier Aviation Program Office Welcomes New Leadership

The Unmanned Carrier Aviation office (PMA-268) welcomed a new program manager during a change of command ceremony Nov. 21 in Patuxent River. Capt. Beau Duarte, who will retire in April after 28 years of service, transferred leadership to Capt. Chad Reed at the ceremony held at Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23’s hangar....
Read More »

Governor Larry Hogan Introduces Paid Leave Compromise Proposal

Governor Larry Hogan Introduces Paid Leave Compromise Proposal

Governor Larry Hogan today announced a compromise proposal to provide paid leave benefits to Marylanders while fixing the most problematic elements of the deeply flawed bill passed by the Maryland General Assembly, and subsequently vetoed by the governor, during the past legislative session. Again inviting legislators to work with the administration to reach a...
Read More »

Hoyer Hosts Roundtable Discussion on the Opioid Crisis with U.S. Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams

Hoyer Hosts Roundtable Discussion on the Opioid Crisis with U.S. Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) hosted U.S. Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams in Calvert County to discuss the opioid epidemic in Maryland’s Fifth District. Congressman Hoyer and Surgeon General Adams were joined by representatives from Opioid Intervention Teams in Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel County, Charles County, Calvert County, and St. Mary’s County....
Read More »

UPDATE: Suspect in Chesapeake Ranch Estates Shooting Identified

UPDATE: Suspect in Chesapeake Ranch Estates Shooting Identified

UPDATE 11/28/2017: On Saturday, November 18, 2017 at approximately 4:40 p.m., a call was dispatched for a shooting that had occurred at 11713 Big Bear Lane in Lusby. Patrol units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene and found that a male had in fact been shot three times. Detectives and Crime Lab...
Read More »

Maryland Fifth-Graders Invited to Submit Arbor Day Posters

Maryland Fifth-Graders Invited to Submit Arbor Day Posters

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Forest Conservancy District Boards invites all Maryland fifth-graders in private and public schools to participate in the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest. The theme for 2018 is “Trees Are Terrific…and Make Communities Healthy!” All entries need to be delivered to a Maryland Forest Service office by noon Feb. 2, 2018. Students are encouraged to share...
Read More »

Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Sirens to be Tested

Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Sirens to be Tested

A full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout St. Mary’s, Calvert and Dorchester counties will be conducted on Monday, December 4, 2017 at noon. This is the first December full-cycle test for Calvert Cliffs on the new testing frequency. The test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area...
Read More »