St. Mary’s News

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Announces National Night Out Participating Communities

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Announces National Night Out Participating Communities

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, from 6 pm-8 pm, neighborhoods throughout St. Mary’s County will join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 34th Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and will involve over 11,000 communities from...
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Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

On Friday, July 14, 2017, at 11:15 a.m., the suspect placed items from the Lexington Park Family Dollar store into his black backpack and fled without paying for the merchandise. The Lexington Park Family Dollar store is located at 21703 Great Mills Road. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect and/or about...
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Great Mills Man Arrested for Handgun Violation and Drug Possession

Great Mills Man Arrested for Handgun Violation and Drug Possession

On Monday, July 3, 2017, Deputy M. Beyer of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was on foot patrol in the area of Foxchase Apartments. When Beyer approached a group in the area, one of them, Travis Devon Floyd, 29, of Great Mills, quickly took off running. Beyer gave chase and observed a silver gun...
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Great Mills Woman Arrested for Selling Alcohol to Underaged Informant

Great Mills Woman Arrested for Selling Alcohol to Underaged Informant

In response to complaints received by the St. Mary’s County Alcohol Beverage Board, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted an alcohol enforcement operation at Jughead Liquors, on Alton Lane, in California. During the operation, an underage buyer entered the business and returned a short time later with alcohol. A description of the clerk...
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As Temperatures Soar Cooling Centers will be Available in St. Mary’s County

As Temperatures Soar Cooling Centers will be Available in St. Mary’s County

With temperatures expected to climb into the mid 90’s and heat indexes possibly exceeding 105 degrees across the region Wednesday and Thursday, the Department of Emergency Services and Technology is encouraging citizens to prepare. Drink fluid daily to prevent dehydration. Water, fruit juices and juice drinks are the best choices. Avoid alcohol and caffeine...
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Wednesday’s Pet is TOY

Wednesday’s Pet is TOY

Wednesday’s Pet for 7/19/17 is TOY Featured Pet: Toy Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Terrier Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee:  Has been paid by Prince Frederick Chrysler Toy is a scruffy, talking, bundle of energy.  He loves to talk and play ball. ...
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UPDATE: Police Arrest Mechanicsville Man After Road Rage Shooting in Alexandria

UPDATE: Police Arrest Mechanicsville Man After Road Rage Shooting in Alexandria

UPDATE: Stickell is currently being held on a no bond status. 7/19/2017: The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on the Eisenhower Connector near the 495 off-ramp. At approximately 7:56 a.m., on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, officers were dispatched to a shooting. The initial investigation has shown that a “road rage” incident...
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VIDEO: Bryans Road Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Police Chase

VIDEO: Bryans Road Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Police Chase

On Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at approximately 1:52 a.m., Trooper First Class C. Ditoto, from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack was on duty operating his marked Maryland State Police cruiser on Chancellors Run Road in the area of Maryland Route 235, in Lexington Park. Trooper Ditoto observed a silver Chevrolet traveling directly in...
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Drivers Urged to Use Caution for Potential Hazardous Weather this Afternoon

Drivers Urged to Use Caution for Potential Hazardous Weather this Afternoon

The National Weather Service warned that this week’s excessive heat could lead to isolated storms that could cause flash flooding in the Baltimore-Washington region this afternoon and into the evening. These storms, which many areas experienced Monday afternoon, develop rapidly and can produce, locally, significant rain fall.  Additionally, severe weather could cause fallen trees/limbs,...
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Take the Buy Local Challenge (JULY 22-30) It’s a Win, Win!

Take the Buy Local Challenge (JULY 22-30) It’s a Win, Win!

The annual statewide Buy Local Challenge (BLC) encourages everyone to eat something from a local farm every day during Buy Local Week, July 22 – 30, 2017. Individuals, businesses and organizations can take the Challenge, which is voluntary pledge to eat Maryland farm products (produce, dairy, seafood, meats and fruit) for one week. Locally...
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Lexington Park Grandmother Arrested for Child Abuse

Lexington Park Grandmother Arrested for Child Abuse

On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Deputy B. Gaskill of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46000 block of Yorktown Road in Lexington Park for a reported assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Nikki Pistorio, 55, of Lexington Park, struck the juvenile victim in the face multiple times. During the assault, she...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

On Saturday, June 24, 2017, Deputy V. Pontorno of the St, Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling the area of the 20000 block of Point Lookout Road in Great Mills when he observed suspicious subjects in the area of the gazebo. As Pontorno approached the area on foot, he noticed signs the suspects, Troy...
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SMECO awards matching contribution

SMECO awards matching contribution

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) recently received a $4,500 contribution from CoBank to award to Christmas in April organizations in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. Each organization is receiving $1,500 through CoBank’s Sharing Success program, a $3 million charitable fund to benefit cooperatives and the charitable groups they support. As a CoBank customer,...
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UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Mechanicsville Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Mechanicsville Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE 7/17/2017 @ 5:00 p.m.: Update: The driver of the Dodge Avenger, 24-year-old Holly Anne Blankenship, succumbed to her injuries while being treated at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. 7/13/2017: On July 13, 2017, at 5:55 p.m., a 2010 Dodge Avenger being operated by a 24-year-old female of Mechanicsville, attempted to cross northbound Three Notch Road...
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Maryland Awarded $2 Million in Grants to Prepare for Terrorist Attacks

Maryland Awarded $2 Million in Grants to Prepare for Terrorist Attacks

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has been awarded $2,098,575 in order to prepare the State and local communities for terrorist attacks. The award, announced earlier today by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is part of the Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack Program, which will provide $35.94 million to selected recipients to improve their...
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Governor Larry Hogan Joins Multi-State Cyber Compact, K-12 Computer Science Partnership at National Governors Association Summer Conference

Governor Larry Hogan Joins Multi-State Cyber Compact, K-12 Computer Science Partnership at National Governors Association Summer Conference

While attending the 2017 National Governors Association (NGA) Summer Meeting in Providence, RI, Governor Larry Hogan joined a multi-state cybersecurity compact, as well as a partnership to expand K-12 computer science education. The Compact to Improve State Cybersecurity is part of the NGA’s “Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge” Initiative. The compact,...
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Name Released in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Park Hall

Name Released in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Park Hall

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision in the area of Point Lookout Road and North Snow Hill Manor Road On July 15, 2017, at 9:13 a.m., patrol units from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single motor vehicle collision in the area of Point Lookout Road and...
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Names and Photos Released of 15 Marines, and Sailor Killed in Military Plane Crash

Names and Photos Released of 15 Marines, and Sailor Killed in Military Plane Crash

The Marine Forces Reserve released the identities and photographs Friday of the 15 Marines and sailor killed in a military plane crash in Mississippi. “It is with great regret that the Marine Corps announces the names of those who perished in the KC-130T Hercules crash in Mississippi on July 10,” they wrote. Seven of...
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Keep Pets Safe During Sweltering Temperatures

Keep Pets Safe During Sweltering Temperatures

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for today with temperatures in the mid to upper 90s and a heat index value of around 105 degrees. The Calvert County Department of Public Safety Division of Animal Control reminds citizens to take steps to keep their pets safe when temperatures are soaring. “Our...
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Maryland Integrates New Technology into School Bus Inspections

Maryland Integrates New Technology into School Bus Inspections

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) has introduced an innovative approach to school bus inspections – a process that allows inspectors to complete the inspection electronically.  The Maryland School Bus Safety Inspection System, implemented with a handheld tablet, replaces a manual paper-based inspection process and lets inspectors use mobile devices...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Woman Enters Guilty Plea to Vehicular Manslaughter

UPDATE: Lexington Park Woman Enters Guilty Plea to Vehicular Manslaughter

UPDATE 7/12/2017: On Friday, July 7, 2017, Lindsay Leanne Canter, 32 of Lexington Park, appeared in Calvert County Circuit Court and entered guilty pleas to vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident with knowledge the crash was possibly fatal. Canter’s sentencing is set for September 15, 2017. Canter intentionally struck Ball’s vehicle. The...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Scooby

Wednesday’s Pet is Scooby

Wednesday’s Pet for 7-12-2017 Featured Pet: Scooby Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Pomeranian Sex: Male Size: Small (9 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Scooby is a beautiful 8 or 9 year old Pomeranian. He may be a mix but...
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Mechanicsville Woman Charged with Drunk Driving and Possession of Heroin in June

Mechanicsville Woman Charged with Drunk Driving and Possession of Heroin in June

On Wednesday, June 26, 2017, Deputy J. Smith of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was assisting Corporal W. Rishel with a traffic stop where the suspect, Tamika Danielle Stewart, 33, of Mechanicsville, appeared to be under the influence of a substance. Stewart was asked to exit the vehicle and when she stood up,...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Possession of Heroin

Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Possession of Heroin

On Friday, June 23, 2017, Deputy First Class R. Steinbach from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Carefree Way in Lexington Park for a reported medical emergency. Upon arrival, Steinbach made contact with the suspect, Erin Neveal Stokes, 25, of Lexington Park, who appeared to be under the influence of CDS....
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Accident Sends Two to Hospital and One to Jail

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Accident Sends Two to Hospital and One to Jail

On Monday, July 10, 2017, at approximately 1:30 a.m., police and emergency personnel responded to Three Notch Road in California, for the report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries. First Responders arrived on scene to discover a single vehicle collision involving a Ford Fusion. For unknown reasons the driver of the Ford Fusion lost...
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