Calvert News

Maryland State Park Passes for 2018 Now Available

Maryland State Park Passes for 2018 Now Available

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers access to outdoor opportunities for everyone, and right now is an ideal time to get passes for entry to public lands for 2018. The Maryland State Park & Trail Passport available now provides park access through Dec. 31, 2018 — meaning extra usage time for the year-long pass if purchased before...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces November Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces November Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following November monthly promotions and reminders: Adopt-A-Senior Month (Wednesday, Nov. 1- Thursday, Nov. 30)  During the month of November, adoption fees will be reduced for cats and dogs 5 years and older. The adoption fee is reduced to $90 for senior dogs and $15 for...
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Aww… Shucks Fundraiser a Great Success!

Aww… Shucks Fundraiser a Great Success!

The Aww…Shucks Oyster Social fundraiser held on Saturday, September 16 at the Calvert Marine Museum celebrated the Dee of St. Mary’s, one of the few remaining sailing skipjacks on the Chesapeake Bay. The event raised over $22,000 and proceeds will support a new endowment to keep this wonderful Chesapeake vessel sailing into the future. “Aww… Shucks was a...
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Maryland Continues Commitment to ‘Every Kid in a Park’

Maryland Continues Commitment to ‘Every Kid in a Park’

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources once again is partnering with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Every Kid in a Park program, which provides fourth-grade children and their families free admission to Maryland state parks along with national parks and other federal lands across the country. The purpose of the Every Kid in a Park effort...
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64 Arrested in Calvert County Sheriff’s Department Warrant Sweep

64 Arrested in Calvert County Sheriff’s Department Warrant Sweep

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted its Annual Warrant Initiative from October 9th-12th, 2017. During this Initiative, the CCSO was assisted by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, the Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office, the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office, the Maryland State Police, the Calvert County Detention Center,...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Friska

Wednesday’s Pet is Friska

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/18/2017 is Friska Featured Pet: Friska Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Tree Walker Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Friska is a big goofball. She will do best in a home as the only dog and without cats. Friska is looking for...
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Halloween Fun at Annmarie Garden on October 28 to Benefit Six Local Charities!

Halloween Fun at Annmarie Garden on October 28  to Benefit Six Local Charities!

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, will host their annual trick-or-treating festival, Halloween in the Garden, on Saturday, October 28, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you are looking for a fun family-friendly Halloween activity, this is the place to be! For the 18th year, youngsters and their families are invited...
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North Carolina Man Arrested for Possession of Heroin

North Carolina Man Arrested for Possession of Heroin

On Monday, October 2, 2017, Deputy Wood of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 7-11 located at 35 Dalrymple Road, in Sunderland, for a check welfare on a subject in the store possibly under the influence of drugs. Upon arrival, Deputy Wood made contact with a male subject later identified as Bryan...
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Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Possession of a Stolen Handgun

Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Possession of a Stolen Handgun

On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 2:05 am, Corporal Esnes and Trooper Foley from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack while attempting to locate a suicidal person in the Prince Frederick area observed two males outside of Safeway. One of the subjects clothing matched that of the person they were attempting to locate....
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State Moves to Allow Increased Imports of Egg-Bearing Female Crabs, Worrying Some Crabbers

State Moves to Allow Increased Imports of Egg-Bearing Female Crabs, Worrying Some Crabbers

Responding to pleas from Maryland crab processors suffering from a depressed harvest this year, a state advisory group is proposing to relax a regulation that could allow importing nearly twice as many egg-bearing female crabs for crabmeat. But some Maryland crabbers object, warning that the move would undercut their income and endanger the future...
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Dozens of New Maryland Laws Went into Effect Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

Dozens of New Maryland Laws Went into Effect Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

The following laws approved by the Maryland General Assembly this year went into effect on Sunday Oct. 1, 2017. The list contains bill numbers and links to the legislation and legislative history. PUBLIC HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT: Ban on fracking: After a two-year moratorium, the state will prohibit the hydraulic fracturing of a well for the production of...
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Fall Foliage and Festival Report October 14 – 15

Fall Foliage and Festival Report October 14 – 15

Welcome to the Fall Foliage and Festival Report for the weekend of Oct. 14 and 15, brought to you by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Office of Tourism. Garrett County’s biggest event of the year, the Autumn Glory Festival, is underway in Oakland and other locations throughout the county. Highlights of the festival include the...
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Early Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Set to Begin

Early Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Set to Begin

The first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season opens statewide Oct. 19. This is one of several deer hunting opportunities offered in the state and typically coincides with pleasant fall weather. The early muzzleloader season runs from Oct. 19-21 in Deer Management Regions A and B. Region A consists of Garrett, Allegany and western...
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Wednesday’s Pet is SNICKERS

Wednesday’s Pet is SNICKERS

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/10/2017 is SNICKERS Featured Pet: Snickers Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Pomeranian Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (9 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 CLICK HERE to see Procedures on Rescue’s site. Snickers is a beautiful 8-year-old Pomeranian Mix.  He is sociable, fun...
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Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Huntingtown Involving Golf Cart Under Investigation

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Huntingtown Involving Golf Cart Under Investigation

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, at approximately 9:30 p.m. members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team were dispatched to the intersection of Maryland Route 4 and Lower Marlboro Road, in Huntingtown, for a report of a pedestrian struck. Patrol units arrived with fire department personnel and confirmed that an...
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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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Virginia Man Arrested on Gun Charges After Traffic Accident in Dunkirk

Virginia Man Arrested on Gun Charges After Traffic Accident in Dunkirk

On Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Deputy Williamson of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to an auto accident at Route 4 and Brickhouse Road, in Dunkirk. Melvin Minor, 35, of Virginia, was driving the SUV involved in a motor vehicle accident. While Deputy Parks conducted field sobriety test of Minor, Trooper Lewis checked Minors’...
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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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Two Arrested in Calvert for Crack Pipe and Reckless Driving

Two Arrested in Calvert for Crack Pipe and Reckless Driving

On Sunday, September 3, 2017 at approximately 5:00 p.m., Deputy Durner of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Solomon’s Island Road in the Area of HG Trueman Road after observing a vehicle swerving between lanes and force a passing car onto the shoulder. Deputy Durner activated his emergency equipment and...
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State Police Arrest St. Leonard Man For Illegally Carrying A Firearm and DUI

State Police Arrest St. Leonard Man For Illegally Carrying A Firearm and DUI

State Police arrested a Calvert County man for illegally carrying a firearm and for driving under the influence on Monday, October 2, 2017. The accused is identified as Brian Beltz, 40, of St. Leonard. Beltz was arrested and charged criminally for illegally wearing, carrying and transporting a handgun, driving under the influence, and other...
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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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California Man Awaiting Trial Eats Marijuana During Traffic Stop in Owings

California Man Awaiting Trial Eats Marijuana During Traffic Stop in Owings

On Friday, September 1, 2017 Deputy Mohler of the Calvert County Sherriff Office while participating in a traffic enforcement assignment received information from a fellow Deputy operating a laser speed detection device on Southern Maryland Boulevard in the area of Briscoe Turn Road, in Owings regarding a speeding vehicle. Deputy Mohler was advised a...
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Lexington Park Women Arrested for Oxycodone After Traffic Stop in Lusby

Katina Willieast Jenkins, 40, of Lexington Park (booking photo from a 2013 arrest)

On Thursday, August 31, 2017 at approximately 7:00 p.m. Deputy Gott of the Calvert County Sherriff Office was patrolling in the area of Rousby Hall Road and Clubhouse Drive, in Lusby when his license plate reader system advised that a silver Pontiac was being driven with a suspended registration. Depututy Gott confirmed the suspended...
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