St. Mary’s News

Governor Hogan Signs Important Crime and Public Safety Measures Into Law

Governor Hogan Signs Important Crime and Public Safety Measures Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan signed into law several important measures to improve public safety. These are among 195 bills the governor signed today alongside Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne Jones. “We are very proud to enact these critical public safety measures to continue to make our state safer,” said...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Woman who Defecated on Convenience Store Floor Pleads Guilty to Destruction of Property

UPDATE: Lexington Park Woman who Defecated on Convenience Store Floor Pleads Guilty to Destruction of Property

UPDATE 4/18/2019: On Thursday, April 18, 2019, Raneisha Shantanrio Jones, 31, of Lexington Park, pleaded guilty to a destruction of property charge, after being caught on video defecating on the carpet in a convenience store in July of last year. Jones was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 58 days suspended. Jones was...
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Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Annual Bluegrass Festival Fundraiser

Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Annual Bluegrass Festival Fundraiser

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad will present its annual Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 11 am and the show starts at Noon. The event will be held inside, rain or shine. All proceeds from the day’s event will go toward the Hollywood Volunteer...
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St. Mary’s County Museum Division Announces Access Program for Low-Income Families

St. Mary’s County Museum Division Announces Access Program for  Low-Income Families

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division is pleased to announce that it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. The...
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UPDATE: Ridge Man Pleads Guilty in Armed Robbery of Woman at ATM in Ridge

UPDATE: Ridge Man Pleads Guilty in Armed Robbery of Woman at ATM in Ridge

UPDATE 4/17/2019: On Friday, April 12, 2019, Victor John Lee Scottland, 30, of Ridge pleaded guilty to the armed robbery that occurred in December of 2018 at an ATM in Ridge. Scottland could face a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. A pre-sentence investigation has been ordered and details of Scottland’s sentence will...
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STS Bus Involved in Motor Vehicle Accident in Leonardtown

STS Bus Involved in Motor Vehicle Accident in Leonardtown

On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at approximately 12:35 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Budds Creek Road in Leonardtown, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find an STS Bus and a pick-up truck involved in a t-bone style collision. Firefighters...
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Motorists and Farmers Urged to Share the Road During Planting Season

Motorists and Farmers Urged to Share the Road During Planting Season

Spring is here and the planting season is underway throughout much of Maryland. That means motorists traveling Maryland highways and rural roads may find themselves sharing the road with the large, slow-moving farm equipment from one of Maryland’s 12,300 farms. Planting season usually extends from early April through May. “Farmers are legally allowed to...
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Maryland Striped Bass Trophy Season Set to Open April 20

Maryland Striped Bass Trophy Season Set to Open April 20

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the state’s trophy striped bass season will begin April 20 and last through May 15. Anglers may catch one striped bass per day, with a minimum size of 35 inches, in the Chesapeake Bay from Brewerton Channel to the Virginia state line.   Maryland is part of a...
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Two Flown to Trauma Center After Vehicle Strikes Pole in Lexington Park

Two Flown to Trauma Center After Vehicle Strikes Pole in Lexington Park

On Monday, April 15, 2019, at approximately 6:30 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Mattapany Road in the area of Kohut Way in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one vehicle overturned. Crews arrived on scene to find a Honda Civic on its side into a utility pole,...
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No Injuries Reported in School Bus Accident in Park Hall

No Injuries Reported in School Bus Accident in Park Hall

On Monday, April 15, 2019, at approximately 2:45 p.m., police and emergency personnel responded to Point Lookout Road and Park Hall Road, in Park Hall, for a motor vehicle accident involving a school bus. Police arrived on scene to find a Volkswagon was rear-ended by a school bus. There were no passengers on the...
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VIDEO: Maryland State Police Arrest Man Passed Out in Vehicle at Lexington Park McDonald’s

VIDEO: Maryland State Police Arrest Man Passed Out in Vehicle at Lexington Park McDonald’s

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, at approximately 10:15 a.m., Trooper First Class, C. Ditoto of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the St. Marys Square Shopping Center for the report of an unconscious male in a vehicle. Ditoto made contact with the driver of a Jeep Renegade that was parked in a...
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VIDEO: No Injuries and One Arrested for Drunk Driving After Single Vehicle Crash in California

VIDEO: No Injuries and One Arrested for Drunk Driving After Single Vehicle Crash in California

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, at approximately 1:20 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Chancellors Run Road, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and on the curb, with all occupants out of the...
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VIDEO: Intoxicated Callaway Man Sits in Lawn Chair, Drinking Beers and Watching Camper Burn as Firefighters Arrive

VIDEO: Intoxicated Callaway Man Sits in Lawn Chair, Drinking Beers and Watching Camper Burn as Firefighters Arrive

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, at approximately 5:00 p.m., firefighters from Valley Lee, and Bay District responded to the area of the Callaway Post Office on Piney Point Road and Quiet Acre Lane in Callaway, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a camper fully engulfed on fire. When the...
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Firefighters Quickly Extinguish RV Fire in Mechanicsville

Firefighters Quickly Extinguish RV Fire in Mechanicsville

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, at approximately 9:05 p.m., firefighters from Hollywood and Mechanicsville responded to Fowler Industrial Park on Three Notch Road and Alexandria Way in Mechanicsville, for the reported commercial vehicle fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a motor home with fire showing from the engine compartment and interior. Firefighters extinguished...
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No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Rollover in Saint Mary’s City

No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Rollover in Saint Mary’s City

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, at approximately 1:20 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Eighteen Wheel Drive in Saint Mary’s City, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway, overturned and in a ditch with...
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Firefighters Respond to Kitchen Fire in Chaptico

Firefighters Respond to Kitchen Fire in Chaptico

On Saturday, April 13, 2019, at approximately 2:00 p.m., firefighters from Seventh District, Leonardtown, Hollywood Mechanicsville, and Charles County responded to 36029 Center Avenue in Chaptico, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a 1-story single family residence with smoke showing from all sides. Firefighters arrived on scene to find...
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No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Strikes Tree on Point Lookout Road

No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Strikes Tree on Point Lookout Road

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, at approximately 1:20 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Willows Road in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into a tree. The single occupant signed...
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State Police Aviation Crew out of Saint Mary’s County Rescues Patient From Cargo Ship In The Chesapeake Bay

State Police Aviation Crew out of Saint Mary’s County Rescues Patient From Cargo Ship In The Chesapeake Bay

On Friday, April 12, 2019, at approximately 12:45 p.m., personnel from the Maryland State Police Aviation Command (MSPAC) received a request from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department requesting a helicopter to assist them with the extraction of a medical patient from a cargo ship. Anne Arundel County Fire Department and the United States...
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VIDEO: Trailer Fire in Reported in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Trailer Fire in Reported in Lexington Park

On Friday, April 12. 2019, at approximately 3:05 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, and Valley Lee responded to 21459 Dana Court in Lexington Park, for the reported trailer on fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a single story trailer with heavy fire and smoke showing from the front of the...
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Two Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident in California

Two Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident in California

On Friday, April 12. 2019, at approximately 4:15 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Old Rolling Road and Settlers Lane in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway in a head-on style collision. Emergency medical personnel requested two...
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One Flown to Area Trauma Center After Rollover Crash in Leonardtown

One Flown to Area Trauma Center After Rollover Crash in Leonardtown

On Thursday, April 11, 2019, at approximately 3:25 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Pin Cushion Road and Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one vehicle overturned and one trapped. Crews arrived on scene to find two pick up trucks in the...
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Motor Vehicle Accident in Chaptico Sends One to Hospital with Minor Injuries

Motor Vehicle Accident in Chaptico Sends One to Hospital with Minor Injuries

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at approximately 9:30 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of 25644 Budds Creek Road and Zach Fowler Road in Chaptico, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one person trapped. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway in a t-bone...
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Emergency Personnel in St. Mary’s County Respond to Second Rollover Accident in Less Than 3 Hours

Emergency Personnel in St. Mary’s County Respond to Second Rollover Accident in Less Than 3 Hours

On Friday, April 12, 2019, at approximately 11:30 a.m., firefighters, emergency personnel and police were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Route 253 / Three Notch Road and Town Creek Drive, in California. Units arrived on scene to find a Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck on its roof and a Chrysler PT Cruiser...
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Car Flips Over After Motor Vehicle Accident on Great Mills Road

Car Flips Over After Motor Vehicle Accident on Great Mills Road

On Friday, April 12, 2019, at approximately 9:00 a.m., firefighters, emergency personnel and police were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Units arrived on scene to find a Ford SUV on its side and a Dodge pickup truck in a parking lot. At this time the cause...
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Police Make Second Arrest After Suspects Threaten Homeowner with Gun in St. Mary’s County

Police Make Second Arrest After Suspects Threaten Homeowner with Gun in St. Mary’s County

State police from the Leonardtown Barrack arrested Daitoine Vincent Payne, 18, of California. Payne was arrested for threatening a homeowner with a handgun last Sunday afternoon in St. Mary’s County. Police are still searching for one more person involved in the incident that occurred on April 7, 2019. Payne is charged with first-degree assault, second-degree...
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