Calvert News

Prince Frederick Man Charged with Stealing Over $17,000 from Nonprofit Youth Organization

Prince Frederick Man Charged with Stealing Over $17,000 from Nonprofit Youth Organization

Corey Nevell Sollers, 41, of  Prince Frederick, was indicted in the Circuit Court for Calvert County on June 20, 2019, on two criminal counts. Court documents state in count one, that between August 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018, Sollers stole $17,370.48 from the Prince Frederick Eagles. Count two states Sollers misappropriated/embezzled money from...
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Police Arrest Man for Urinating on a Vehicle and Destruction of Property

Police Arrest Man for Urinating on a Vehicle and Destruction of Property

On June 17, 2019, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Deputy Holt of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 26th Street, Chesapeake Beach for the report of a disorderly subject. The complainant advised the subject urinated on a Chevy Camaro then began striking the vehicle with plastic furniture that was nearby. Deputy Holt found the...
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IBM Agrees to Pay $14.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

IBM Agrees to Pay $14.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and Cúram Software have agreed to pay $14.8 million to settle alleged violations of the False Claims Act arising from material misrepresentations to the State of Maryland during the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE) contract award process for the development of Maryland’s Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) website and IT...
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Maryland Testing Digital License Plates

Maryland Testing Digital License Plates

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) is launching a two-year pilot program to test new digital license plate technology. The state is one of the first on the East Coast to test the new digital plates, which are similar in size to traditional metal plates but have an electronic display....
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WANTED: Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 6/18/2019

WANTED: Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 6/18/2019

The following persons are wanted by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit is responsible for the service of criminal and child support warrants as well as criminal summonses issued by the courts. They are also responsible for coordinating extraditions of suspects out of state. If you have information...
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Calvert County Sheriffs Office Arrests and Investigations – 6/18/2019

Calvert County Sheriffs Office Arrests and Investigations – 6/18/2019

During the weeks of May 27 – June 9 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 3,179 calls for service throughout the community. The following is a sample of recent arrests, crimes, and investigations handled by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. On May 31, 2019 Deputy Savick conducted a traffic stop on...
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Huntingtown Man Arrested for Attempted Murder at Wendy’s in Prince Frederick

Huntingtown Man Arrested for Attempted Murder at Wendy’s in Prince Frederick

Maryland State Police arrested a man on Saturday, June 15, 2019, in connection with a stabbing in Calvert County. Mario Puzo Le, 37, of Huntingtown, was arrested, and after consultation with the Calvert County State’s Attorney’s Office, he was charged with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, attempted second-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. After being...
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Calvert County Files Suit Against Opioid Makers and Distributors

Calvert County Files Suit Against Opioid Makers and Distributors

On Thursday, June 13, the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners filed suit in federal court against the largest manufacturers and distributors of opiates to recover costs related to the opioid crisis. The suit alleges opioid manufacturers and distributors engaged in deceptive and illegal marketing schemes and helped create the public health emergency caused...
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‘Operation Broken Heart’ Yields 58 Arrests In Maryland

‘Operation Broken Heart’ Yields 58 Arrests In Maryland

Maryland’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force yields 58 arrests in Maryland, 16 of the cases were handled by Maryland State Police investigators, while participating in “Operation Broken Heart,” a nationwide, two-month initiative targeting offenders of child sexual exploitation. The Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) was one of 61 task forces...
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Governor Hogan Urges Federal Treasury to Release Tubman $20 Bill in 2020

Governor Hogan Urges Federal Treasury to Release Tubman $20 Bill in 2020

Governor Larry Hogan today sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, urging the federal administration to reconsider its decision to delay the release of the Harriet Tubman twenty-dollar bill. The governor cited concerns that, while the release was originally slated for 2020, “citizens across Maryland and the country will instead have to wait nearly...
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Prince Frederick Safeway Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested for Armed Carjacking in Montgomery County Hours Later

Prince Frederick Safeway Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested for Armed Carjacking in Montgomery County Hours Later

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have charged Dante Tyler-El, age 53, of the 500 block of Little Hut Drive in Centerville, Maryland, with an armed carjacking that occurred on June 5th in Gaithersburg. On Wednesday, June 5th at approximately 5:29 p.m., 6th District officers and Gaithersburg Police...
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Police Arrest Hyattsville Man for Armed Robbery at Prince Frederick Safeway Gas Station

Police Arrest Hyattsville Man for Armed Robbery at Prince Frederick Safeway Gas Station

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 5:20 a.m., deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Safeway gas pumps on West Dares Beach Road, in Prince Frederick, for the report of an armed robbery. The adult victim was in the process of pumping gas when he was approached by a man with...
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House Completely Destroyed by Fire in Saint Leonard Under Investigation

House Completely Destroyed by Fire in Saint Leonard Under Investigation

On Saturday, June 8, 2019, at approximately 2:25 a.m., firefighters from Saint Leonard, Prince Frederick, Solomons, Dunkirk, and other departments responded to 4040 Turkey Foot Road in Saint Leonard, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 2-story residence with heavy fire showing. Firefighters operated on the scene for...
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Flag Day Ceremony in Calvert County to Honor History of US Flags

Flag Day Ceremony in Calvert County to Honor History of US Flags

Citizens are invited to attend the annual Flag Day ceremony hosted by Calvert County Elks Lodge #2620 at the Veterans Green on the Calvert County Circuit Court lawn Thursday, June 13 at noon. The ceremony commemorates the adoption of the United States flag by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777, more than...
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UPDATE: Waldorf Woman Sentenced to Two Years in Jail After Killing Her 37-Year-Old Boyfriend

UPDATE: Waldorf Woman Sentenced to Two Years in Jail After Killing Her 37-Year-Old Boyfriend

UPDATE 6/5/2019: Tiffany Jade Smith, 32, of Waldorf, was sentenced to two years in jail on Monday, June 3, 2019, by Charles County Circuit Court Judge William Greer. Smith, shot and killed her boyfriend, 37-year-old, Tavon Purnell Matthews, during an argument at their residence in Waldorf, on February 18, 2018. Smith originally denied having...
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Police Investigating Suspicious Male who Approached Juvenile Females at Park in Lusby and Tried to lure Them With Candy

Police Investigating Suspicious Male who Approached Juvenile Females at Park in Lusby and Tried to lure Them With Candy

On Monday, June 3, 2019, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to report of a suspicious person at Cove Point Park in Lusby. Deputies made contact with the complainant who advised a suspicious male had approached a group of juvenile females at Cove Point Park and tried to lure them in his vehicle with candy....
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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, June 3, 2019, 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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Citizen Preparedness Urged for Atlantic Hurricane Season

Citizen Preparedness Urged for Atlantic Hurricane Season

The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins June 1 and the Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Emergency Management Division, urges citizen awareness and preparedness. The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June to November, but most hurricane-like weather occurs between mid-August and late October. Calvert County is at risk for strong winds, heavy rain, inland...
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Department of Agriculture to Begin Routine Mosquito Control Activities

Department of Agriculture to Begin Routine Mosquito Control Activities

As mosquito season gets underway, the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s mosquito control program will be active in communities throughout the state conducting surveillance and control measures to manage mosquito populations. Seasonal mosquito control activities will begin on May 29 in participating counties and communities. “Mosquito-borne disease is a major public health concern, and we...
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Calvert County Sheriffs Office Arrests – 5/30/2019

Calvert County Sheriffs Office Arrests – 5/30/2019

The following is a sample of recent arrests, crimes and investigations handled by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. On May 21, 2019, Deputy Anderson conducted a traffic stop in the area of Main Street and Wilson Court in Prince Frederick. While making contact with the driver, Daniel Joel James Buckmire (21), Deputy Anderson noticed...
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Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic Units Conduct 49 Search and Rescue Cases over Memorial Day Weekend

Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic Units Conduct 49 Search and Rescue Cases over Memorial Day Weekend

Boaters and swimmers took to the water this Memorial Day weekend, and as the summer boating season kicked into gear, Coast Guard units from New Jersey to North Carolina responded to many maritime emergencies. On May 25, 26 and 27, units across the Mid-Atlantic conducted 49 search and rescue cases, saved 64 lives and...
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Released Sex Offenders Were Three Times as Likely as Other Released Prisoners to be Re-Arrested for a Sex Offense

Released Sex Offenders Were Three Times as Likely as Other Released Prisoners to be Re-Arrested for a Sex Offense

State prisoners released after serving time for rape or sexual assault were more than three times as likely as other released prisoners to be re-arrested for rape or sexual assault during the 9 years following their release, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. Released sex offenders represented 5% of prisoners released in...
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House Fire in St. Leonard Ruled Arson by Fire Marshal

House Fire in St. Leonard Ruled Arson by Fire Marshal

On Monday, May 27, 2019, at approximately 10:20 p.m., firefighters from Dunkirk, Huntingtown, Solomons, Prince Frederick, and St. Mary’s County responded to 2595 Lloyd Bowen Road in Saint Leonard, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a 1-story residence with smoke and fire showing from the front of the home....
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Lusby Scratch-Off Player Among Seven $10,000 Winners in State

Lusby Scratch-Off Player Among Seven $10,000 Winners in State

Seven lucky winners of Maryland Lottery games have claimed prizes of $10,000 this month on a variety of scratch-offs. The winning scratchers were from Hyattsville, Gwynn Oak, Baltimore, Frederick, Lusby, Columbia and Martinsburg, W.Va.Two of the winning instant tickets were in The Price is Right® game, which shot to the number 1 spot on the Maryland...
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Motor Vehicle Crash in California Injuries Two People and Sends One to Trauma Center

Motor Vehicle Crash in California Injuries Two People and Sends One to Trauma Center

On Saturday, May 26, 2019, at approximately 9:50 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Three Notch Road and Oak Crest Road in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway involved in a T-bone style collision. A...
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