Calvert News

Saw Mill in Mechanicsville Destroyed by Fire Ruled Accidental

Saw Mill in Mechanicsville Destroyed by Fire Ruled Accidental

On December 7, 2018, at approximately 1:45 a.m., Volunteer Firefighters from Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Seventh District, Calvert and Charles County responded to 37500 Anderson Drive, and Thompson Corner Road in Mechanicsville for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a structure approximately 100 x 40 feet with heavy fire and smoke showing. The...
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Lusby Man Seriously Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident in Prince Frederick

Lusby Man Seriously Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident in Prince Frederick

On December 5, 2018 at approximately 3:25 p.m. members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and the Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of MD Route 4 just south of Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad Company 4 for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles. Upon arrival, units...
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Gratitude, Thanks Extended to Student Veterans at College of Southern Maryland

Gratitude, Thanks Extended to Student Veterans at College of Southern Maryland

The panorama was reverent and festive as guests at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Annual Veterans Brunch drove one by one under a 20-by-30 American flag draped between the extended ladders of two local firetrucks. It was a fitting community welcome for the college’s veterans arriving to the Prince Frederick Campus to share...
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Firefighters Rescue Occupant of Early Morning House Fire in Owings

Firefighters Rescue Occupant of Early Morning House Fire in Owings

On Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at approximately 1:05 a.m., firefighters from North Beach, Prince Frederick, Dunkirk, Huntingtown, St. Leonard, and Anne Arundel County responded to the area of 5th Street, and Easy Street in Owings, for the reported structure fire. The first arriving unit was Chief 1A (North Beach) who found a multi-story single...
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Two Arrested for Possession of Cocaine, Burglary and Theft, Police Recover Stolen Vehicle

Two Arrested for Possession of Cocaine, Burglary and Theft, Police Recover Stolen Vehicle

On Sunday, December 2, 2018, at approximately 2:40 am, Trooper First Class Matthews,  from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack, received an alert from the fixed License Plate Reader of a stolen vehicle going south on Route 4. TFC Matthews conducted a traffic stop on Route 4 at Robshire Manor Rd. in Huntingtown....
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Inmate Convicted of Attempted Murder, Breaking and Entering, and Theft, Wanted After Escaping from Prison

Inmate Convicted of Attempted Murder, Breaking and Entering, and Theft, Wanted After Escaping from Prison

On December 1, 2018 at approximately 10:30 a.m., Trooper Posch responded to the 45000 block of Take It Easy Ranch Road, in Callaway, for a suspicious vehicle. The complainant reported the vehicle, a blue and tan Chevrolet 1500 Z71 bearing VA registration, had been parked in the woods behind the campground for approximately six...
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Calvert Hospice Announces Two Grief Support Programs Starting in January

Calvert Hospice Announces Two Grief Support Programs Starting in January

Calvert Hospice will be offering two specialized grief support programs starting on January 15, 2019. Gone Without Me is a grief support program for spousal loss, an 8-week program that will focus on learning to live again after the loss of a spouse. Sessions will be held at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House, located...
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Eligible State Retirees Not Required to Enroll in Medicare Part D Plan

Eligible State Retirees Not Required to Enroll in Medicare Part D Plan

The Calvert County Office on Aging announces eligible Maryland state retired employees will not be required to switch to the Medicare Part D plan during the current enrollment period, now through Dec. 7, 2018. In October, a federal court judge ruled Maryland cannot force state retirees to switch to a federal prescription drug plan...
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Statement From Governor Larry Hogan on the Passing of President George H.W. Bush

Statement From Governor Larry Hogan on the Passing of President George H.W. Bush

Governor Larry Hogan today released the following statement on the death of President George H.W. Bush: “It is with incredible sadness that we learn of the passing of President George H.W. Bush, a true patriot and statesman who embodied the decency and selfless service of America’s Greatest Generation. “As a decorated World War II...
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Maryland deer hunters get new tax break for donating venison

Maryland deer hunters get new tax break for donating venison

Some Maryland deer hunters now can claim a credit against their state income taxes for donating their processed venison to the hungry. A new law allows hunters to receive a $50 tax credit for each antlerless deer they harvest and pay to have butchered. The maximum credit hunters may claim in one tax year is...
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Governor Larry Hogan & First Lady Yumi Hogan Celebrate Giving Tuesday

Governor Larry Hogan & First Lady Yumi Hogan Celebrate Giving Tuesday

Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan recognized Giving Tuesday by making a personal donation to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through the Maryland Charity Campaign. The Maryland Charity Campaign is a workplace charitable giving program that offers state employees and eligible retirees the opportunity to contribute to charities using the convenience of...
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College Southern Maryland Foundation Readies for #GivingTuesday, November 27

College Southern Maryland Foundation Readies for #GivingTuesday, November 27

Anticipation is starting to build as the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation gears up for #GivingTuesday, the annual international day of online giving that follows Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. The 24-hour event scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27 focuses on the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give to their communities following their...
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Experience the Glittering Light Art Show that is Annmarie Garden in Lights!

Experience the Glittering Light Art Show that is Annmarie Garden in Lights!

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, announces the Annmarie Garden in Lights schedule for the 2018 holiday season. This family-friendly light art event is a joyful outing for all ages – and has become a favorite Southern Maryland holiday tradition. The Garden is transformed with more than one million lights in dazzling and unique...
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Fire that Destroyed Trailer in Lothian Under Investigation

Fire that Destroyed Trailer in Lothian Under Investigation

On Friday, November 23, 2018, at approximately 6:35 p.m., firefighters from Calvert and Prince George’s Counties responded to Mary Lou Drive, and Mount Zion Marlboro Road in Lothian, for the reported trailer fire. Crews arrived in scene to find a single-wide trailer with fire showing from all sides of the structure. No known injuries...
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Firefighters Respond to House Fire in Lusby on Thanksgiving

Firefighters Respond to House Fire in Lusby on Thanksgiving

On Thursday, November 22, 2018, at approximately 2:00 p.m., volunteer firefighters from Solomons, Prince Frederick, St. Leonard, Hollywood, Bay District, and surrounding companies responded to 11641 Big Bear Lane, in Lusby, for the reported kitchen fire. Prior to arrival of crews, dispatch advised they were taking multiple calls, and that the house had fire...
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Calvert County’s Annual Safe Nights Program Opens for the Season

Calvert County’s Annual Safe Nights Program Opens for the Season

Calvert County’s annual Safe Nights program providing winter shelter for the homeless is now open for the 2018-2019 season. Safe Nights provides winter protection for Calvert County’s homeless by offering shelter in a clean and safe environment. Host shelters provide a warm bed and breakfast, a bag lunch and dinner. Shelter hours are 7...
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Enhanced Effort to Curb Illegal Fishing and Hunting

Enhanced Effort to Curb Illegal Fishing and Hunting

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police is cracking down on the illegal killing of fish and wildlife through a partnership with Maryland Wildlife Crimestoppers. This newly established nonprofit organization serves as the state affiliate of International Wildlife Crimestoppers, a group dedicated to stopping illegal hunting and fishing across the globe. Maryland Wildlife Crimestoppers was established to...
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Naval District Washington to host Police and Dispatcher Hiring Fair

Naval District Washington to host Police and Dispatcher Hiring Fair

Naval District Washington will hold a Police and Dispatcher Job Fair 2018 on Wednesday, December 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place at Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 “I” St. SW, Washington, D.C. Applicants attending the Job Fair will be able to speak with human resources and law enforcement representatives...
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CDC Urges Public Not to Eat Romaine Lettuce Amid E. Coli Concerns

CDC Urges Public Not to Eat Romaine Lettuce Amid E. Coli Concerns

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak. This investigation is ongoing and the advice will be updated as more information is available. Thirty-two people, including 13 who...
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Maryland State Police To Increase Patrols In Preparation For Thanksgiving Holiday

Maryland State Police To Increase Patrols In Preparation For Thanksgiving Holiday

With extra traffic expected this Thanksgiving holiday, Maryland State Police will have additional troopers on patrol who will be using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to highway incidents and take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of travelers. Beginning Wednesday night, troopers from each...
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Deer Firearms Season Opens November 24

Deer Firearms Season Opens November 24

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces that the two-week firearm hunting season for sika and white-tailed deer opens Nov. 24 and runs through Dec. 8. “The two-week firearms season remains our most popular hunting opportunity in the state,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “More than one-third of the harvest occurs during this two-week season, which...
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24-Year-Old Lusby Woman Loses, Then Finds $10,000 Winning Ticket

24-Year-Old Lusby Woman Loses, Then Finds $10,000 Winning Ticket

A stay-at-home mom from Lusby made the long drive to Baltimore on Thursday to cash in a Mega Millions ticket that had definitely seen better days. Ripped and mangled by a trip through a washing machine, the $10,002 winning ticket was still legible. The third-tier winner was one of several tickets she purchased last month when...
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Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Destruction of Property and Served Three Outstanding Warrants.

Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Destruction of Property and Served Three Outstanding Warrants.

On November 7, 2018 Deputy Rzepkowski of the Calvert County Sheriff”s Office responded to the Patuxent Health Center in Prince Frederick to investigate a car alarm. The complainant advised a black male wearing a jean jacket, jeans and a dark shirt was seen walking away from the vehicle. The subject was located hiding behind...
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17-Year-Old Driver from Dunkirk in Serious Condition After Motor Vehicle Accident

17-Year-Old Driver from Dunkirk in Serious Condition After Motor Vehicle Accident

On November 14, 2018 at approximately 5:57 p.m. members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team were dispatched to Southern Maryland Blvd (MD 4) and Brickhouse Road in Dunkirk, for a motor vehicle collision. The preliminary investigation of the collision revealed a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by a...
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Huntingtown Woman was Arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest at Wawa in Prince Frederick

Huntingtown Woman was Arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest at Wawa in Prince Frederick

On November 7, 2018 Deputy Rediker of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to Wawa in Prince Frederick for the report of a disorderly subject. Roberta Claire Duran, 59, of Huntingtown, was confrontational and uncooperative as Deputy Rediker attempted to speak with her. She continued to touch his arm and approach him in an...
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