St. Mary’s News

Lusby Man Arrested After Pointing Fake Gun at Victims and Assaulting His Girlfriend in California

Lusby Man Arrested After Pointing Fake Gun at Victims and Assaulting His Girlfriend in California

On Thursday, October 14, 2021, at approximately 7:28 p.m., police responded to the area of 45315 Alton Lane in California, for the reported assault. The 911 caller reported an individual was being held in a vehicle at gunpoint by another individual, the suspect was described as a white male wearing a white t-shirt, dark...
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Police Investigating Female Shot in Wildewood, Victim Flown to Area Trauma Center

Police Investigating Female Shot in Wildewood, Victim Flown to Area Trauma Center

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office released the following: “The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation in the area of Beechwood Court in California. This is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.” On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at approximately 11:02 a.m., police and emergency medical personnel responded...
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Lexington Park Man Indicted on Multiple Gun Charges

Lexington Park Man Indicted on Multiple Gun Charges

On October 4, 2021, Robert Lee Jupiter III, 39, of Lexington Park, was indicted on five charges in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court. Jupiter is scheduled to appear in court on November 8, 2021, on the following charges: ASSAULT-FIRST DEGREE FIREARM USE/FEL-VIOL CRIME ASSAULT-SEC DEGREE RIFLE/SHOTGUN-POSSESSION W/FELONY CONVICTION ILLEGAL POSS AMMO On September 2,...
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Lekuarius Clifford Plater Wanted for Escape by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Lekuarius Clifford Plater Wanted for Escape by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Lekuarius Clifford Plater, age 39 of Lexington Park, on a warrant for Second-Degree Escape from the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown. Plater is a black male with brown eyes, 5’ 10” tall, weighing 200 lbs. Anyone with information about...
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Maryland State Police To Participate In National Drug Take Back Day

Maryland State Police To Participate In National Drug Take Back Day

The Maryland State Police, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, are asking citizens to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, set for Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at state police barracks. State police barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in National Drug...
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Deer Muzzleloader Season Set to Open Thursday, October 21, 2021

Deer Muzzleloader Season Set to Open Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season runs from Oct. 21-23 statewide. Hunters in Region B — the state’s central, southern, and eastern regions — can also use muzzleloaders from Oct. 25-30 for antlerless deer only. The popular season typically coincides with pleasant fall weather and...
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Two Flown to Area Trauma Center with Serious Injuries After Mechanicsville Motor Vehicle Collision

Two Flown to Area Trauma Center with Serious Injuries After Mechanicsville Motor Vehicle Collision

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at approximately 3:50 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 28760 Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, for a motor vehicle collision reported serious with entrapment. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway with one victim trapped. A helicopter was requested...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity Theft Suspect at Great Mills Sheetz

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity Theft Suspect at Great Mills Sheetz

On Monday, September 27, 2021 at 10:49 p.m., the suspect left the Sheetz convenience store in Great Mills with several items of merchandise that he did not pay for. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or this incident is asked to call Deputy Casey Hill at 301-475-4200, ext. 78112 or email...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – October 19, 2021

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – October 19, 2021

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown and opened their meeting by presenting  Proclamations in recognition of White Cane Day, Red Ribbon Week – Young Marines, Red Ribbon Week – Health Department and Economic Development Week. The Commissioners then convened...
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New Southern Maryland Autonomous Research and Technology Building Opens in St. Mary’s County

New Southern Maryland Autonomous Research and Technology Building Opens in St. Mary’s County

A major new academic and research building opened by the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland located at Airport Road in California, will emphasize autonomous systems and robotics innovation in concert with faculty and staff from the University of Maryland. State of Maryland leaders joined University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor Jay A....
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested After Stabbing Boyfriend Multiple Times

Lexington Park Woman Arrested After Stabbing Boyfriend Multiple Times

On Monday, October 18, 2021, at approximately 1:00 a.m., a Deputy from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Ridge Road, in Lexington Park for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival police learned that a male victim had been stabbed multiple times by his girlfriend, who was later identified as Kimberly Renee Freeman, 31,...
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65 Acre Flora Corner Road Property in St. Mary’s County Gets Conservation Protection

65 Acre Flora Corner Road Property in St. Mary’s County Gets Conservation Protection

On October 7, 2021, the Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust acquired a conservation easement on a 65.88-acre property in the Mechanicsville, Md., area owned by Nellie Catherine Kurzmann. The transaction was made possible by funds provided by the Rural Legacy Program of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which will co-hold the easement with...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Systems Administrator Retires After More Than 31 Years of Service

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Systems Administrator Retires After More Than 31 Years of Service

Bob Johnston, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Systems Administrator, retired today, Oct. 18, 2021, after more than 31 years of dedicated and professional service. His peers and coworkers wished him well last week as he moves into the next chapter of his life with a defense contractor. “We appreciate you very much,” Sheriff...
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Bluegrass Comeback to Southern Maryland – An online virtual fundraiser for the St. Mary’s Helping Hands Food Pantry

Bluegrass Comeback to Southern Maryland – An online virtual fundraiser for the St. Mary’s Helping Hands Food Pantry

With the confusion to hold indoor events vs outdoor events; then how about an “online-Live-virtual” event. With so many local Bluegrass fans wanting to see some of the local bands performing together again, we have decided to hold a virtual event. The “Bluegrass Comeback to Southern Maryland” will be a fundraiser and food drive...
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Governor Hogan Announces $4 Million Available For Tropical Depression Ida Relief

Governor Hogan Announces $4 Million Available For Tropical Depression Ida Relief

Governor Larry Hogan announced that the State of Maryland is making $4 million in funding available to assist residents and businesses affected by Tropical Depression Ida. In addition, the governor has requested a disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in order to make low-interest loans available. The governor’s announcement follows FEMA’s...
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Two Flown to Area Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

Two Flown to Area Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Lexington Park

On Monday, October 18, 2021, at approximately 6:25 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Three Notch Road and Hermanville Road, for a motor vehicle collision reported serious with one victim trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved with one into a utility pole with one...
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Re-Fund The Police: Governor Hogan Announces $150 Million Initiative to Increase Support for Law Enforcement, Crime Control, and Victim Protection Efforts

Re-Fund The Police: Governor Hogan Announces $150 Million Initiative to Increase Support for Law Enforcement, Crime Control, and Victim Protection Efforts

“We Cannot Defund The Police, We Need To Re-Fund The Police” $120 Million to Dramatically Increase Local Police Aid, Fund Salary Increases and Hiring Bonuses $20 Million for Safer Neighborhoods, Witness Incentives $10 Million for Victim Protection, Reversing Dangerous Cuts By Congress and General Assembly to Support Vulnerable Marylanders Governor Larry Hogan today announced...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identify of Theft and Fraud Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identify of Theft and Fraud Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft and fraud investigation. On Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 at noon, the suspect took the victim’s wallet from a shopping cart at the Harris Teeter store in California. The suspect then used the victim’s credit cards to make...
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Department of Recreation & Parks Seeking Public Input for Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan

Department of Recreation & Parks Seeking Public Input for Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan

The St. Mary’s County, Recreation and Parks Department is developing an updated Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan (LPPRP). Residents, business owners, special interest groups, and other interested parties should attend and participate in a Public Forum on this topic, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, at Wicomico Shores Golf Course. The LPPRP will examine existing...
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Suspect in Custody and One Firearm Recovered After Hours Long Barricade Situation in California, No Injuries Reported

Suspect in Custody and One Firearm Recovered After Hours Long Barricade Situation in California, No Injuries Reported

Brian Nicholas Wooldridge, 42, of CaliforniaUPDATE 10/14/2021: Wooldridge, now 42, is prohibited from owning or processing firearms due to a second degree murder conviction in 1997. On June 17, 1996, Jason Aaron Jensen, along with Brian Wooldridge, Jean Nance, and Rachel Whitman, met up with Adrian Pilkington, the victim, at a McDonald’s restaurant in...
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National Weather Service Hosting Online SKYWARN® Class on Monday, November 8, 2021

National Weather Service Hosting Online SKYWARN® Class on Monday, November 8, 2021

The Department of Emergency Services will be hosting an online SKYWARN® – Basics training Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you are interested in weather and would like to help the local National Weather Service (NWS) office by providing data on the atmosphere that we observe from radar, satellites,...
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Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for August 2021

Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for August 2021

Please join us as we congratulate Trooper Cole Riggs as the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Months for August 2021. Tpr. Riggs continues to demonstrate a high level of motivation, dedication, and professionalism in his job as a Trooper. He is consistently conscientious in the performance of his duties and is...
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UPDATE: Man Who Killed Couple in Charlotte Hall Car Crash Charged with Murder and Released from Jail

UPDATE: Man Who Killed Couple in Charlotte Hall Car Crash Charged with Murder and Released from Jail

UPDATE  10/13/2021: Aleksandar Andreev Ivanchev, 38 of Lexington Park, has had his case dismissed from District Court and now has a case in Saint Mary’s County Circuit Court. The case in Circuit Court still has the manslaughter charges and has also added two new charges of Murder-Second Degree. Prior to this Ivanchev was being...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating One Shot in Lexington Park, No Other Known Injuries Reported

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating One Shot in Lexington Park, No Other Known Injuries Reported

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at approximately 11:50 p.m., police responded to the area of Long Lane and Surfside Drive in Lexington Park, for multiple 911 calls reporting gunshots in the area. While responding to the area, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office came across a black Ford sedan abandoned in the...
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Leonardtown Summer Music Festival Finale with The Amish Outlaws on Saturday, October 16, 2021

Leonardtown Summer Music Festival Finale with The Amish Outlaws on Saturday, October 16, 2021

The Summer of Music in Leonardtown comes to an exciting conclusion when the Amish Outlaws perform in Leonardtown Square for the first time on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Concert time is from 3:00 p.m., to 9:00 p.m. The Amish Outlaws, a dynamic cover band from Amish country, is one of the most popular bands...
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