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FOX 5 Zip Trip to Visit Lexington Park

FOX 5 Zip Trip to Visit Lexington Park

Early risers are invited to join the Fox 5 Zip Trip Team, along with representatives from local businesses, county government, recreation, the arts and non-profits this Friday morning (June 15) at John G. Lancaster Park in Lexington Park. Bring your family, friends and co-workers to the park from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. to...
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St. Mary’s County Man Catches Record Warmouth at Gilbert Run Lake

St. Mary’s County Man Catches Record Warmouth at Gilbert Run Lake

A 24-year-old St. Mary’s County man is now the official state record holder for the warmouth in Maryland’s nontidal waters. Avid angler Dezi Collins of Mechanicsville reeled in his record 10.72 ounce catch June 11 at Gilbert Run Lake in Charles County. Collins, along with a few friends, were fishing for black bass when...
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Virginia Woman Arrested in Prince Frederick with Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS

Virginia Woman Arrested in Prince Frederick with Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS

On June 5, 2018 Deputy Ridgely of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office observed a driver on their cell phone and conducted a traffic stop in the area of N. Solomons Island Road and Hospital Road, in Prince Frederick. When Deputy Ridgley approached the vehicle he could immediately detect the strong odor of marijuana. Deputy...
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Shooting at Stop Sign With Slingshot Ends in Drug Arrest for St. Leonard Man

Shooting at Stop Sign With Slingshot Ends in Drug Arrest for St. Leonard Man

On June 6, 2018 Calvert County Emergency Communications broadcasted a look out for a vehicle with two male subjects inside that were seen shooting a stop sign with possibly some type of slingshot or paintball gun in the area of Catalina Drive and Thunderbird Drive, in Lusby. Deputy Gott of the Calvert County Sheriff’s...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Sex Offenses Involving a Minor

UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Sex Offenses Involving a Minor

UPDATE: Steven Michael Myers, 34, of Lexington Park has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexual child abuse, and  second-degree sexual offense. Myers was sentenced to 18 years in prison for each offense, suspended down to two consecutive 10-year sentences. Myers will be on five years of supervised probation upon release and...
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UPDATE: No Charges to be Filed in Shooting that Killed 29-Year-Old Lexington Park Man

UPDATE: No Charges to be Filed in Shooting that Killed 29-Year-Old Lexington Park Man

UPDATE 6/13/2018: A St. Mary’s grand jury found that there wasn’t any probable cause to indict the homeowner/shooter for any sort of homicide in the case. St. Mary’s State’s Attorney Richard Fritz said, his office will take no further unilateral action on the matter. UPDATE 4/19/2018 @ 5:20 p.m.: Evidence indicates the victim, Britain Jeremy Gill, age...
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Almost 6 million Gallons of Wastewater Overflowed into Mattawoman Creek Watershed

Almost 6 million Gallons of Wastewater Overflowed into Mattawoman Creek Watershed

The Charles County Department of Public Works Released the following statement. Due to heavy rains in conjunction with multiple pump failures, on June 11, 2018, we experienced an overflow of raw wastewater of approximately 5.8 million gallons from several manholes adjacent to Mattawoman Creek in the area of Maryland Route 225. The overflow was...
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‘Operation Broken Heart’ Yields 56 Arrests In Maryland

‘Operation Broken Heart’ Yields 56 Arrests In Maryland

Maryland’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force yields 56 arrests in Maryland, 21 of which were arrested by Maryland State Police investigators, while participating in “Operation Broken Heart,” a nationwide, three-month initiative targeting offenders of child sexual exploitation. The Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) was one of 61 task forces included...
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UPDATE: Prince Frederick Woman Enters Plea for Child Abuse and Assault

UPDATE: Prince Frederick Woman Enters Plea for Child Abuse and Assault

UPDATE 6/13/2018: On June 11, 2018, Rocia Aceneth Tovar Calderon, 40, of Prince Frederick, entered an Alford plea to second-degree child abuse. An Alford plea is a plea under which a defendant may choose to plead guilty, not because of an admission to the crime, but because the prosecutor has sufficient evidence to place a charge...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested After Roommate Found Severely Beaten

Lexington Park Man Arrested After Roommate Found Severely Beaten

On June 10, 2018, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Corporal James Stone of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Rosewood Drive in Lexington Park for a reported assault. Prior to entering the residence, police observed a Hispanic male exit from behind a shed in the corner of the yard that leads to the...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Child Abuse

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Child Abuse

On Sunday, June 10, 2018, Deputy First Class Sheena Tirpak responded to a check the welfare investigation involving a juvenile. The victim advised that Joshua Menasse Bohbot, 34, of Lexington Park struck the victim’s head and thigh, which left a handprint through jeans. Bohbot said he didn’t think he hit the victim hard enough...
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Indian Head Man Dies from Injuries Sustained in Car Crash

Indian Head Man Dies from Injuries Sustained in Car Crash

On Thursday, May 24, 2018, at approximately 11:52 a.m., Trooper First Class K. Burroughs of the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to southbound United States Route 301 north of South Faulkner Road in Faulkner for a single vehicle collision. On scene investigation revealed, Russell Wayne Oroian , 70, of Indian Head, was...
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Federal Grant for Great Mills High School Announced

Federal Grant for Great Mills High School Announced

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) announced that St. Mary’s County Public Schools will receive nearly $190,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Education Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant program. Specifically, the grant will aid the ongoing recovery effort of...
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Sick Teddy Bears Get TLC at EMS for Children Day on June 15

Sick Teddy Bears Get TLC at EMS for Children Day on June 15

Have a sick or injured cuddly friend?  The teddy bear doctor is in at the 2018 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for Children Day event at Regency Furniture Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf) on Friday, June 15 starting at 5:30 p.m.  This event will take place prior to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs game...
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Prince George’s County Police Arrests School Bus Aide For Assaulting 1st Grader on School Bus

Prince George’s County Police Arrests School Bus Aide For Assaulting 1st Grader on School Bus

  On the evening of Friday, June 8th, Prince George’s County Public School Security provided our agency with video of Brooks, a bus aide, on a school bus with students en route to the Foundation School in Largo. Brooks is seen on in-bus surveillance video sitting in a seat next to a 7 year-old...
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Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot for St. Mary’s County 2018 Primary Election

Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot for St. Mary’s County 2018 Primary Election

The deadline to request a 2018 Primary Election absentee ballot be received by mail is June 19, 2018. The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the primary election for online delivery is June 22, 2018. Any registered voter in Maryland may request and vote by absentee ballot. A voter who wishes to vote...
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Two Inmates Charged with Assault Over TV

Two Inmates Charged with Assault Over TV

On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Deputy D Hersh of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center for the report of an assault between inmates. Amanda Maria Stewart, 31, of Mechanicsville and Aliciana Christina Rangel, 28, of No Fixed Address were observed by a Corrections Officer...
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Lifeguards Credited After Saving Life at St. Charles High School Aquatic Center

Lifeguards Credited After Saving Life at St. Charles High School Aquatic Center

On February 25th, 2018 lifeguards Madison Tompkins, Walter Hickey and Liam Vienneau were on-duty watching over swimmers from a birthday party at the Donald M. Wade Aquatic Center at St. Charles High School. During the party one of the guests had a seizure while swimming and became unresponsive in the water. The lifeguards quickly...
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No Injuries Reported in Single Vehicle Rollover Crash in Park Hall

No Injuries Reported in Single Vehicle Rollover Crash in Park Hall

On Sunday, June 10, 2018., at approximately 7:50 p.m., police and rescue personnel responded to Point Lookout Road, in the area of Willows Road, in Park Hall, for the reported serious motor vehicle accident with one vehicle overturned. Units arrived on scene to find a single vehicle overturned off the roadway, in a driveway,...
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Occupants Displaced After Lightning Strikes House in Wildewood

Occupants Displaced After Lightning Strikes House in Wildewood

On Sunday, June 10, 2018, at approximately 7:45 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, Hollywood, and Patuxent River Naval Base responded to the 22900 Block of Cypress Drive, in Wildewood, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to discover smoke and fire showing from the attic area of the residence. After investigating, crews...
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Amateur Radio “Field Day” June 23 and 24 Demonstrates Science, Skill, and Service

Amateur Radio “Field Day” June 23 and 24 Demonstrates Science, Skill, and Service

Members of the St Mary’s County Amateur Radio Association will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 23 – 24 at Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and...
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Four Seriously Injured After Head-on Collision in Leonardtown

Four Seriously Injured After Head-on Collision in Leonardtown

On Saturday, June 9, 2018, at approximately 12:12 p.m., Police, fire and rescue responded to Budds Creek Road, in the area of Bayside Road, in Leonardtown, for the reported serious motor vehicle accident with multiple people trapped. Units arrived on scene to find two pick-up trucks in the roadway, in a head-on style collision,...
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Charles County Public School Classes of 2018 Earn Record Number of Scholarships

Charles County Public School Classes of 2018 Earn Record Number of Scholarships

Charles County Public Schools honored 2,071 seniors during high school graduation ceremonies that take place at the Charles County Convocation Center at North Point High School. Students in the Class of 2018 have earned a record amount of scholarship offers for a graduating class, with offers totaling nearly $122 million. This is an increase...
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Westlake High School Graduation 2018

Westlake High School Graduation 2018

Have each other’s back and always remember where you came from. That was a key message shared among the Westlake High School senior class during the graduation ceremony held June 1. The graduating Wolverine Class of 2018 included 312 students, all of whom arrived to the ceremony, ready to begin their futures. This year’s...
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Henry E. Lackey High School Class Graduation of 2018

Henry E. Lackey High School Class Graduation of 2018

“The future is truly in our hands, so let us make the most of it.” This is the message Henry E. Lackey High School valedictorian David “DJ” Nelson left with his graduating peers on June 1 during their graduation ceremony held at the Charles County Convocation Center. The Charger Class of 2018 includes 214...
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