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Vehicle Arson, A Cause for Concern in St. Mary’s County?

Vehicle Arson, A Cause for Concern in St. Mary’s County?

Gov. Larry Hogan has declared May 7 to May 13 as Arson Awareness Week. With that in mind, the Southern Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal spoke about the incidence of arson in St. Mary’s County. “There have been 24 investigations initiated in St. Mary’s County since Jan. 1, 2017,” said Commander Duane...
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Waldorf Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography and Weapons Charges

Waldorf Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography and Weapons Charges

Caleb Andrew Bailey, 31, of Waldorf, pleaded guilty in federal court Monday, May 15, 2017, to illegal possession of unregistered machine guns, unregistered short-barreled rifles, unregistered destructive devices, and possession of child pornography charges. At the time of his arrest, Caleb Andrew Bailey was a Maryland Delegate, selected by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for...
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Construction Supervisor Builds Up to Big Scratch-off Win

Construction Supervisor Builds Up to Big Scratch-off Win

You won’t ever find Alejandro Rodriguez Estrada of Fort Washington rushing to complete a task at the job site or hurrying to scratch off instant tickets in his living room. The construction supervisor and avid Maryland Lottery fan believes that taking his time pays off, whether it’s at work to prevent mistakes or playing...
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New Wastewater Treatment Plant Opens at Charlotte Hall

New Wastewater Treatment Plant Opens at Charlotte Hall

Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford joined Maryland Environmental Service (MES) Director/CEO Roy McGrath, Maryland Secretary for Veterans Affairs George Owings, State Delegate Deborah Rey, and St. Mary’s County Commissioners President Randy Guy, on behalf of Governor Larry Hogan’s Administration, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 11, 2017 to dedicate a new, state-of-the-art wastewater treatment...
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Free Car Seat Checkup Event at Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department

Free Car Seat Checkup Event at Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department

Do you know if your child’s car seat is safe? Find out at a free car seat checkup event! The checkup will be held on June 15, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department at 3170 West Ward Road. At the checkup event, you will learn if the...
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Hold Open House to Discuss 2016 Performance of Calvert Cliffs

Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Hold Open House to Discuss 2016 Performance of Calvert Cliffs

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will be available to discuss the 2016 safety performance of the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant, operated by Exelon Generation Co., during an open house on April 25 in Prince Frederick. The open house will run from 5-7 p.m. at the SpringHill Suites, at 75 Sherry Lane. Agency employees...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 5/15/2017

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 5/15/2017

During the week of May 8 through May 14, 2017, Deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,280 calls for service throughout the community. Burglary: On May 15, 2017, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Deputy N. Barger responded to W. Chesapeake Beach Road, in Owings, for a reported burglary. Upon arrival the victim...
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Leonardtown Man Arrested for Escape

Leonardtown Man Arrested for Escape

On Sunday, April 30, 2017, Deputy A. Budd from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for the report of an Escape. The investigation revealed the suspect Louis Ignatius Berry, 49 of Leonardtown, was ordered by St. Mary’s County Circuit Court Judge Michael Stamm, to report to...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Lexington Park

Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Lexington Park

On Sunday, April 30, 2017, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21000 block of Ronald Dr, Lexington Park, for a reported Disturbance. Deputies located the suspect Diamante Raquan Butler, 19 of Mechanicsville, standing outside yelling at a group of individuals in front of the residence. Deputies attempted to gain...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Warns Residents of Increased Theft from Unlocked Motor Vehicles

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Warns Residents of Increased Theft from Unlocked Motor Vehicles

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has identified a trend of increased thefts from unlocked motor vehicles. In these crimes, suspects prey on citizens who fail to secure their vehicles, stealing what they can from their victims. Valuables left in plain view leaves citizens vulnerable to becoming targets of crime. Fortunately, these crimes are...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/15/2017 to 5/19/2017

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/15/2017 to 5/19/2017

During the week of May 15, to May 19, 2017, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Piney Church Road at St. Charles High School Cameras are activated Monday through...
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Two Teens Arrested After Noose Hung Outside Crofton Middle School

Two Teens Arrested After Noose Hung Outside Crofton Middle School

UPDATE 5/12/2017: Investigators from the Western District Detective Unit continued to work on this case throughout the day. As a result, Conner Prout, 19, and John Havermann, 19, both of Crofton, were identified as having involvement in this case. After reviewing the case with the State’s Attorney’s Office, the following criminal charges were applied...
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ALERT: St. Mary’s County – Critical Missing Person

ALERT: St. Mary’s County – Critical Missing Person

UPDATE 5/13/2017: The missing person alert for John Allen Frey has been cancelled. He was located deceased. There are no suspicious factors and the investigation is being continued by the Criminal Investigations Division. 5/12/2017: The critically missing person, Josh Allen Frey, was last seen in Leonardtown, on Thursday, April 11, 2017, at approximately 8:00...
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Drayden Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

Drayden Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

On wednesday, May 10, 2017, John Edward Hall, 72, of Drayden, was arrested and charged with multiple counts of possession of child pornography. The investigation was initially started last year when the Center for Missing and Exploited Children became aware of an unknown person downloading child pornography in the Charles County area. They contacted...
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St. Mary’s County Government Launches Animal Shelter Survey

St. Mary’s County Government Launches Animal Shelter Survey

St. Mary’s County Government is seeking input from citizens in Charles and St. Mary’s counties to determine options regarding a proposed animal shelter. Citizens and interested stakeholders can go to www.stmarysmd.com/shelter to take part in a special online animal shelter survey. Responses will be used to develop plans and decide next steps in the...
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Corporal Angela Delozier receives Sam Walker Lifetime Achievement Award

Corporal Angela Delozier receives Sam Walker Lifetime Achievement Award

On Wednesday, April 12, Corporal Angela M. Delozier received the prestigious Sam Walker Lifetime Achievement Award at the Maryland State D.A.R.E. conference and in-service training in Ocean City. A 13-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, Delozier has been a D.A.R.E. instructor for the last decade and teaches new D.A.R.E. instructors in Maryland and Virginia....
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Thank an Officer, It’s National Correctional Officer and Employees Week

Thank an Officer, It’s National Correctional Officer and Employees Week

Please join us in recognizing and congratulating the St. Mary’s County Adult Detention Center Correctional Officers and staff for the demanding work they do each day. Working in the detention center is demanding, and correctional officers are in a heightened state of vigilance all the time. We extend our most genuine gratitude for your...
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California Couple Arrested for Shoplifting at Walmart with Children

California Couple Arrested for Shoplifting at Walmart with Children

On Monday, May 8, 2017, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Walmart in California, for a reported theft in progress. Prior to deputies arrival, the two suspects fled the store.  Loss prevention personnel followed the suspects and provided location updates to the responding units. Deputies located and detained both suspects...
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Governor Larry Hogan, Governor Terry McAuliffe, Mayor Muriel Bowser Participate in Regional Opioid and Substance Abuse Summit

Governor Larry Hogan, Governor Terry McAuliffe, Mayor Muriel Bowser Participate in Regional Opioid and Substance Abuse Summit

Governor Larry Hogan today was joined by District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe as featured speakers at the Regional Opioid and Substance Abuse Summit. The summit, organized by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, is an opportunity for hundreds of area policymakers and public health and safety professionals from...
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Hit Singer & Songwriter, Colt Ford to Play SOMD Musicfest with Joe Diffie

Hit Singer & Songwriter, Colt Ford to Play SOMD Musicfest with Joe Diffie

Country artist and hit songwriter, Colt Ford, is bringing his rockin’ country music to SoMD Music Festival at Bowles Farm in Clements, MD Saturday, June 10. Fans can expect a powerful, high-energy show with many of his hits like “Crank It Up,” “Dirt Road Anthem,” and “Cut ‘Em All” featuring Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson....
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CSM to Close for Memorial Day Weekend, Observe Early Friday Closings During Summer

CSM to Close for Memorial Day Weekend, Observe Early Friday Closings During Summer

In observance of Memorial Day, the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will be closed Saturday, May 27, through Monday, May 29. The college will resume normal operations on Tuesday, May 30. In addition, starting May 26 and continuing every Friday in July except for July 7, all CSM campuses will observe early closing for...
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CSM Nursing Graduate Compares Camaraderie to that of the Military

CSM Nursing Graduate Compares Camaraderie to that of the Military

Every winter and spring commencement, nursing students at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) line up, dressed in their best, to await their recognition and pinning ceremony that precedes their graduation at CSM’s La Plata Campus. But for one of those students awaiting their turn during the recent winter commencement, she could not stand...
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Carter Looks to Make a Difference as new Student Board Member

Carter Looks to Make a Difference as new Student Board Member

St. Charles High School junior Drew Carter recently jump-started in to a new position he will take on during his final year of high school: Student Member to the Board of Education. Carter was voted to the position by his student government peers to represent their interests on the Board. He will officially be...
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Police and the Dept of Aging & Human Services to collect to Medication from Homebound and Caregivers for the Fourth Year

Police and the Dept of Aging & Human Services to collect to Medication from Homebound and Caregivers for the Fourth Year

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Aging & Human Services collaborate to offer medication collection to homebound and caregivers for the fourth year Each year, communities across the country offer to collect residents’ unused medications as part of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Initiative, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration...
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Wednesday’s Pet is GODIVA

Wednesday’s Pet is GODIVA

Wednesday’s Pet for 5/10/2017 is GODIVA Featured Pet: Godiva Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Beagle Sex: Female Size: Medium    Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Godiva was living in a barn, before that she found herself at a shelter in Virginia.  She deserves a loving family...
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