Calvert News

Maryland Hunters Harvest 77,000 Deer during 2018-2019 Season

Maryland Hunters Harvest 77,000 Deer during 2018-2019 Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported today that deer hunters harvested 77,382 deer during the combined archery, firearms and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. 7, 2018, through Jan. 31, 2019. The statewide harvest included 29,699 antlered and 44,249 antlerless white-tailed deer; and 1,609 antlered and 1,825 antlerless sika deer. The harvest was 11 percent lower than...
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Rockfish Population in Trouble, New Study Finds; Catch Limits Likely

Rockfish Population in Trouble, New Study Finds; Catch Limits Likely

Striped bass or rockfish, one of the most prized species in the Chesapeake Bay and along the Atlantic Coast, are being overfished according to a new assessment of the stock’s health — a finding that will likely trigger catch reductions for a species long touted as a fisheries management success. The bleak preliminary findings...
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Fast Moving Storm Could Produce Wintery Mix in Southern and Eastern Maryland

Fast Moving Storm Could Produce Wintery Mix in Southern and Eastern Maryland

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is closely monitoring a winter storm associated with a cold front that will affect mostly southern and eastern Maryland. The storm is forecast to make its way through late-Friday into Saturday morning. Elsewhere in Maryland forecasts call for rain, and MDOT SHA will carefully...
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Calvert County Crime Report – 2/15/2019

Calvert County Crime Report – 2/15/2019

The following is a sample of recent arrests, crimes, and investigations handled by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. On February 4th, 2019, Deputy Gott conducted a traffic stop in the area of Route 4 and Dowell Road in Lusby. The driver, identified as Ryan Ford Gallagher, 41, nervously handed Deputy Gott an open container...
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Police Investigating Death of Preteen in North Beach

Police Investigating Death of Preteen in North Beach

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Bedford Drive, in North Beach for the report of a shooting. On arrival, deputies found a subject suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was reported to be 11 or 12-years-old. Detectives responded and assumed the investigation. The preliminary...
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Huntingtown Woman Arrested for Arson

Huntingtown Woman Arrested for Arson

Deputy State Fire Marshals have concluded an origin & cause investigation with the arrest of one adult female. The fire, which occurred at 281 Sun Park Lane, Huntingtown, was discovered the morning of February 9, 2019, while a breaking and entering investigation was being conducted by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. The fire had...
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SMECO 2019 Scholarship Applications Available

SMECO 2019 Scholarship Applications Available

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is offering college scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year. Four high school seniors will be awarded $1,500 each. Students are eligible to apply if they live with parents or guardians who are SMECO members. Seniors must be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college, university, or...
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Saint Leonard Man Arrested for Drive-By Shooting in Lusby

Saint Leonard Man Arrested for Drive-By Shooting in Lusby

On February 10, 2019, at 12:51 a.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to San Mateo Trail, in Lusby, for a report of a drive-by shooting. Prior to police arriving on the scene, the Calvert Control Center advised police units, that James Walter Gross Jr., 27 of Saint Leonard, was the...
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One Transported to an Area Trauma Center After Serious Crash in Lothian

One Transported to an Area Trauma Center After Serious Crash in Lothian

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, at approximately 12:17 p.m., Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department Squad 5 responded to Route 4, and Talbot Road, in Anne Arundel, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one trapped. Squad 5 arrived on location to find a single vehicle off the roadway, down an embankment and pinned against...
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Couple Arrested on Drug Charges at Dunkirk Wawa

Couple Arrested on Drug Charges at Dunkirk Wawa

On Thursday,  January 31st, 2019, Deputy Crum of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Wawa in Dunkirk for the report of a theft in progress. The complainant advised they witnessed the suspect, Maggie Jean Williams, 34, of Lothian, shove items in her clothing and retreat to the women’s restroom. Deputy Crum...
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Former Army Soldier Sentenced To 12 Years In Federal Prison For Production of Child Pornography

Former Army Soldier Sentenced To 12 Years In Federal Prison For Production of Child Pornography

U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang today sentenced Frank Crawford III, 22, formerly of Virginia, to 12 years in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for receipt of child pornography in which he enticed a minor victim to send him sexually explicit photos of herself. Upon his release from prison, Crawford...
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Calvert County Grandparents win $50,000 Powerball Prize at Dunkirk Fastop

Calvert County Grandparents win $50,000 Powerball Prize at Dunkirk Fastop

After weeks of taking a break from playing Powerball and Mega Millions, a lucky Huntingtown couple gave the games another try and won their biggest Powerball payday ever! The Calvert County husband-and-wife team are still shocked by their $50,000 fortune in the Jan. 30 drawing. Their journey to Lottery success began when the 53-year-old...
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Prince Frederick Man Arrested at Walmart with Beer, Machete and BB Gun

Prince Frederick Man Arrested at Walmart with Beer, Machete and BB Gun

On Sunday, January 27, 2019, at approximately 7:40 pm, OFC Lewis responded to the Walmart on Solomons Island Road in Prince Frederick for the report of a person with a weapon. The Calvert Control Center advised that a white male, wearing a black jacket, camo pants, was seen in the parking lot with a...
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Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted in St. Mary’s County This Weekend

Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted in St. Mary’s County This Weekend

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of other agencies, will be conducting a roadside sobriety checkpoint during the evening of Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, on Route 4 in California. The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office will also be conducting a roadside sobriety checkpoint on Route 4 on the St. Mary’s County side of...
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Huntingtown Woman Found with Adderall, Suboxone, Xanax, and Alprazolam and Over 100 Heroin Capsules After Traffic Stop in Dunkirk

Huntingtown Woman Found with Adderall, Suboxone, Xanax, and Alprazolam and Over 100 Heroin Capsules After Traffic Stop in Dunkirk

On Sunday, January 27, 2019, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Deputy Crum of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation at West Ward Road and Southern Maryland Blvd, in Dunkirk. The officer made contact with the driver, Jennifer Sue Perricone, 30, of Huntingtown, and during the traffic asked Perricone...
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Two Flown to Trauma Center After Serious Crash in Prince Frederick

Two Flown to Trauma Center After Serious Crash in Prince Frederick

On January 30, 2019, at approximately 10:45 a.m., Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department responded to the area of Hallowing Point Road and Stafford Road in Prince Frederick, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious. Engine 22 arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway with multiple passengers in the white vehicle...
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Prince Frederick Man Arrested After Stealing Cell Phone at World Gym in Prince Frederick

Prince Frederick Man Arrested After Stealing Cell Phone at World Gym in Prince Frederick

On Thursday, January 24, 2019 Deputy Ridgely of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to World Gym in Prince Frederick for the report of a theft. The complainant advised while he was taking a shower Dru Mathew Maguire, 19, of Prince Frederick, stole his black Apple iPhone 8 from his gym bag. Deputy Ridgely made...
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Winter Turkey Season Results Announced

Winter Turkey Season Results Announced

Hunters reported taking 73 wild turkeys during Maryland’s 2019 winter turkey season, which was open Jan. 17-19 statewide. According to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, turkeys were harvested in 22 of the 23 counties, with Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties reporting the highest numbers. Adult males, or gobblers, comprised 56 percent of the...
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Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

The following Warming Centers are open in Southern Maryland during hours of operation if needed.
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Calvert County Government Urges Citizens to Prepare for Winter Weather

Calvert County Government Urges Citizens to Prepare for Winter Weather

Due to the impending cold weather predicted for the area, the Calvert County Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management urges citizens to be prepared for winter weather. During extreme cold weather events, the primary concern is the potential loss of heat, power, telephone service or a shortage of supplies if storm or...
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Citizens are Asked to Check on the Elderly, Vulnerable Friend or Neighbors

Citizens are Asked to Check on the Elderly, Vulnerable Friend or Neighbors

It’s important to keep warm to stay as healthy as possible during the cold winter months. If you have an elderly or vulnerable friend or neighbor, look out for them to make sure they are safe, warm and well. Winter is an especially important time to keep an eye on seniors to make sure...
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Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips During Cold Weather

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips During Cold Weather

The coldest air of the season will arrive this week with bitter cold and wind chills which could plunge to below zero. The St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services reminds citizens of the importance of having a Carbon Monoxide Detector. Fuel-powered devices can provide wonderful benefits to families when used properly. But they...
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Huntingtown Man Faces Multiple Firearm Violations After Reporting a Stolen AK-47

Huntingtown Man Faces Multiple Firearm Violations After Reporting a Stolen AK-47

On Thursday, January 24, 2019, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Trooper First Class Backus, from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack, responded to the 2100 block of Wilson Road in Huntingtown, for a report of a stolen AK-47 style rifle. Christopher Dale Hiner, 27 of Huntingtown, reported a AK-47  WASR 10 7.62 mm X39...
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Weather Alert for Monday, January 28, 2019

Weather Alert for Monday, January 28, 2019

Snow is likely during the Tuesday evening commute for the greater Baltimore and Washington area. Rain will develop and change to snow late Tuesday afternoon and early evening. The snow may be briefly heavy before ending later Tuesday evening. While accumulations are forecast to be on the order of 1 to 3 inches, the...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Cabinet Appointment

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Cabinet Appointment

Governor Larry Hogan today announced Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio as the Secretary of Natural Resources. Haddaway-Riccio currently serves as a Deputy Chief of Staff in the governor’s office, where she advises on environmental-related issues. “Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio has been a strong member of my executive team since day one and has a proven track record of working to...
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