St. Mary’s News

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Report of Shots Fired in Lexington Park

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Report of Shots Fired in Lexington Park

On Thursday, September 24, 2020, at approximately 8:00 p.m., police responded to the area of Columbus Drive in Lexington Park, for the report of shots fired. Police arrived on the scene in the area of Columbus Drive and Creeping Primrose Lane and recovered multiple shell casings in the area. No injuries were reported. The...
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One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Four Vehicle Collision in California

One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Four Vehicle Collision in California

On Thursday, September 24, 2020, at approximately 5:05 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and St. Andrew’s Church Road in California, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with possible entrapment. Crews arrived on the scene to four vehicles in the roadway with no entrapment. Witnesses...
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Firefighters Respond to Motorhome Fire at Firefighters Residence in Callaway

Firefighters Respond to Motorhome Fire at Firefighters Residence in Callaway

On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., Chief 6A from the Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department requested a structure fire assignment at his residence for a motorhome on fire. Crews from Valley Lee, Bay District, Leonardtown, NAS Patuxent River, and Hollywood responded to 45000 block of Lillian Lane in Callaway, bringing over 30...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Garage Fire in Charlotte Hall, Over $30,000 in Damage Caused

State Fire Marshal Investigating Garage Fire in Charlotte Hall, Over $30,000 in Damage Caused

On Monday, September 21, 2020, at approximately 3:25 p.m., firefighters from Charles County and St. Mary’s County responded to 15055 Oaks Road in Charlotte Hall, for the reported structure on fire threatening other structures. Crews arrived on the scene to find a detached 30 x 30 garage filled engulfed in flames with extensions into...
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Commissioners Approve State Capital Improvements Program for St. Mary’s County Public Schools

Commissioners Approve State Capital Improvements Program for St. Mary’s County Public Schools

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County voted unanimously to authorize Commissioner President Randy Guy to sign a letter of support for an increase of $8,167,000 to the St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) FY2022 – FY2027 State Capital Improvement Program during their regular meeting Tuesday. Sept. 22. This funding is for the improve school...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Three Vandalism Suspects

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Three Vandalism Suspects

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the persons pictured in a vandalism investigation. On Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 at about 12:45 am, three individuals entered private property at the 40300 block of Waterview Drive in Mechanicsville and destroyed personal property. Anyone with information about the identities of the suspects...
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Commissioners Approve St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office $10,000 Recruitment and Retention Grant

Commissioners Approve St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office $10,000 Recruitment and Retention Grant

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County have approved a $10,000 Police Recruitment and Retention Grant, allowing the Sheriff’s Office to continue recruitment, education, and retention efforts. Through this grant, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will pay for advertisements targeting audiences to increase their physical and virtual presence wherever potential applicants can be found....
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Historic Sotterley Hosting Riverside Community Marketplace and Fall Farm Day on Saturday, October 3, and Sunday, October 4, 2020

Historic Sotterley Hosting Riverside Community Marketplace and Fall Farm Day on Saturday, October 3, and Sunday, October 4, 2020

Historic Sotterley is holding the Riverside Community Marketplace & Fall Farm Day on October 3rd and 4th to celebrate and support our local businesses during these challenging times while also providing a range of family-friendly activities and demos. Two full days of fun and experiences will showcase much of what makes Southern Maryland special. ...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office “We Care” Tips for Talking to Your Teen About Safe Driving

Charles County Sheriff’s Office “We Care” Tips for Talking to Your Teen About Safe Driving

Several weeks ago, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) began the ‘20-’21 school year on a virtual platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Online schooling has changed the way many programs are running. Sports programs and clubs have been modified, postponed or even cancelled. For the CCSO, it meant we were unable to kick off...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Summons, Criminal Citations, and Juvenile Apprehensions Made in August and September of 2020

Criminal Summons Served 08/01/20- Barbara Ann Trossbach, age 58 of California- Possession of CDS: Not Marijuana by Cpl. Worrey #152. CASE# 14908-20 08/02/20- Korrie Lynn Newcomb, age 40 of Mechanicsville- Theft by Dep. Westphal# 337. CASE# 47719-20 08/03/20- Gloria Elizabeth Burch, age 44 of Bushwood- Littering and Trespass: Private Property by DFC. Holdsworth# 305....
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VIDEO: Man Arrested for Impaired Driving After Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

VIDEO: Man Arrested for Impaired Driving After Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

On Monday, September 21, 2020, at approximately 7:10 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Thompson Corner Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway in a rear-end style collision. One...
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VIDEO: Impaired Woman Arrested After Crashing Into STS Bus and Injuring Three People in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Impaired Woman Arrested After Crashing Into STS Bus and Injuring Three People in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at approximately 6:10 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Pegg Road and Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one subject unconscious. Crews arrived on the scene to find a Ford Fusion and STS bus in the...
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Employee Stabbed During Armed Robbery at Lexington Park Burger King

Employee Stabbed During Armed Robbery at Lexington Park Burger King

UPDATE – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: On September 22, 2020, at approximately 9:55 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Burger King, located at 21650 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported robbery with an injured subject. Deputies arrived on scene and located a male...
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UPDATE: 63-Year-Old Man Dies After Two Lexington Park Men Drag Him from Vehicle and Viciously Beat Him

UPDATE: 63-Year-Old Man Dies After Two Lexington Park Men Drag Him from Vehicle and Viciously Beat Him

UPDATE 9/22/2020: The victim, 63-year-old Twain Belafonte Harrod Sr. of Callaway, died of his injuries on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is conferring with the St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney Office this week to discuss updating criminal charges. 9/14/2020: On Sunday, September 13, 2020, at approximately 12:20 a.m., police...
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Maryland Reports Milestones in COVID-19 Fight: New Lows for Positivity Rates and Hospitalizations

Maryland Reports Milestones in COVID-19 Fight: New Lows for Positivity Rates and Hospitalizations

Governor Larry Hogan today announced new milestones in Maryland’s fight against COVID-19, with the statewide seven-day positivity rate dropping below 3% for the first time, and the daily positivity rate dropping below 2% for the first time. Hospitalizations have dropped below 300 and ICU levels have dropped below 70, down to their lowest levels...
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St. Mary’s County High School Campuses now Equipped with Lightning Detection Systems

St. Mary’s County High School Campuses now Equipped with Lightning Detection Systems

St. Mary’s County Public High Schools are now equipped with Lightning Detection Equipment at each of our three high schools. The lightning detection equipment includes an alert siren and visual strobe. When lightning is detected within 10 miles of each high school campus the alert siren and visual strobe will activate. After 30 minutes...
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Over 7,000 Westinghouse Portable Generators Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Over 7,000 Westinghouse Portable Generators Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Recalled Westinghouse WGen5300DFv Dual Fuel Portable Generator – Dual Fuel Portable Generators Hazard: The recalled portable generators can leak fuel, posing a fire and burn hazard. Remedy: Repair Recall date: September 16, 2020 Units: About 7,500 Consumer Contact: MWE Investments toll-free at 855-944-4796 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email info@wpowereq.com,...
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Congratulations to St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office Corrections Graduates

Congratulations to St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office Corrections Graduates

Congratulations to the graduates of CELTP Session 64 of the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy which held their completion ceremony on Sept. 4, 2020, which was closed to the public due to COVID19 restrictions. Sheriff Tim Cameron and the men and women of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office congratulate its four graduates from...
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Maryland Democratic Party and Delegate Brian Crosby Releases Statement on Voter Suppression in St. Mary’s County

Maryland Democratic Party and Delegate Brian Crosby Releases Statement on Voter Suppression in St. Mary’s County

The Maryland Democratic Party Chair Yvette Lewis, and Delegate Brian Crosby (D-St. Mary’s), released the statement below following the revelation that St. Mary’s County will only have a single early voting location. This is voter suppression, plain and simple,” said Chair Yvette Lewis, and Del. Brian Crosby. “Voting is the fundamental principle of democracy;...
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Maryland Woman Becomes First on the East Coast to be Treated with ZAP-X, a New Non-Surgical Cancer-Fighting Radiation Therapy

Maryland Woman Becomes First on the East Coast to be Treated with ZAP-X, a New Non-Surgical Cancer-Fighting Radiation Therapy

A Maryland woman has become the first patient on the East Coast of the United States to receive treatment with a new, non-surgical radiation therapy for brain tumors. Zap-X® Gyroscopic Radiosurgery™ is now available at the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute (MGCI) at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center. “For many primary and metastatic brain tumors,...
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Blue Crabs Announce Halloween Event with Trick or Treating, Pumpkin Painting, and Disney’s Coco on Saturday, October 24, 2020

Blue Crabs Announce Halloween Event with Trick or Treating, Pumpkin Painting, and Disney’s Coco on Saturday, October 24, 2020

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs announced a Halloween event scheduled for Saturday, October 24th from 1PM through 5PM at Regency Furniture Stadium. The event will follow social distancing guidelines and will feature trick or treating, Disney’s Coco, as well as a Pumpkin Patch and pumpkin painting. Tickets are $10 each, and can be purchased...
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VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces Expanded Capacity for Indoor Dining Beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM

VIDEO: Governor Hogan Announces Expanded Capacity for Indoor Dining Beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Governor Larry Hogan today marked the beginning of the state’s first-ever Maryland Restaurant Week by announcing expanded capacity for indoor dining. Effective Monday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m., capacity for indoor operations at restaurants may increase from 50 to 75 percent, with appropriate distancing, and following strict public health requirements consistent with the CDC,...
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Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect at California Walmart

Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect at California Walmart

The Leonardtown Barrack is requesting assistance from the public in identifying the person in the picture below in reference to a theft investigation at Walmart on September 14, 2020 If you can identify this person, or have information related to the crime, please contact Tfc A. Piscopo-Bann at (301) 475-8955 and refer to case...
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State of Maryland Provides Resources, Personnel to Assist Wildfire Response Efforts on the West Coast

State of Maryland Provides Resources, Personnel to Assist Wildfire Response Efforts on the West Coast

As the West Coast of the United States continues to battle historic wildfires, the State of Maryland is lending its support to response efforts in California and Oregon. “Our fellow states have never hesitated to support the State of Maryland in times of crisis, and we stand ready to support those who now face...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Vandalism Suspect in California

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Vandalism Suspect in California

On Tuesday, September, 15, 2020, at 9:45 p.m., the suspect broke the victim’s bedroom window and windows of the victim’s vehicles by shooting them out with a BB gun at the 22900 block of Sycamore Hollow Drive in California. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or this incident is asked to...
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