St. Mary’s News

Great Mills Man Charged After Caught Faking Court Ordered Urinalysis Test

Great Mills Man Charged After Caught Faking Court Ordered Urinalysis Test

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, Deputy E. Edwards from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a reported CDS Violation. Steven Rene Tharpe, 26, of Great Mills, was ordered by the District Court Judge to take a urinalysis test prior to sentencing. During the test, something...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces July Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces July Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following July monthly promotions and reminders: Maryland 2000 (Saturday, July 1 to Monday, July 31) During this special month, the shelter is waiving all adoption fees for cats and kittens. The shelter has joined with other Maryland shelters with the goal to find homes for...
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Lexington Park Man Uses Small Child to Steal from Walmart

Lexington Park Man Uses Small Child to Steal from Walmart

On Friday, June 2, 2017, Deputy D. Sidorowicz from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported theft at the Walmart in California. The investigation revealed, Daniel Holly Dement, 50, of Lexington Park, filled a shopping cart with items and utilized a small child to push the cart past all points of...
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Sober Apps: New Tools to Help Those in Recovery

Sober Apps: New Tools to Help Those in Recovery

Addiction counseling, in-person meetings, new hobbies – all of these activities are used by those in recovery. You can now add smartphone applications (apps) to this list. This technology is now being used by many as a tool to help an individual maintain their recovery. Check out a few of the apps* – all free and...
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Maryland Unemployment Rate Falls Below National Average To 4.2%

Maryland Unemployment Rate Falls Below National Average To 4.2%

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released state jobs and unemployment data earlier today. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland’s job totals decreased by 1,600 jobs in May, a decrease of 0.1%. Public sector jobs decreased by 300 and the private sector decreased by 1,300 jobs. Since January 2015,...
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO of 7-Year-Old Urinating on Neighbors Steak While Cooking Out

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO of 7-Year-Old Urinating on Neighbors Steak While Cooking Out

6/22/2017: SMNEWSNET.COM was contacted by a neighbor of the juvenile offender who provided us with an edited video of the reported incident, we then blurred the entire video to conceal the juveniles face. They also provided us with a surveillance video of the same juvenile stealing from a neighborhood house. They told SMNEWSNET.COM that the police...
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Wednesday’s Pet is DEAN

Wednesday’s Pet is DEAN

Wednesday’s Pet for 6/14/17 DEAN Featured Pet: DEAN Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: Blind Breed: Labrador Mix Sex: Male Size: Large (70 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Dean was surrendered to our local shelter blind, dirty and frightened.  He went immediately for a much needed...
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Vehicle Fire in Great Mills Ruled Accidental

Vehicle Fire in Great Mills Ruled Accidental

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at approximately 12:50 a.m., firefighters from Bay District responded to Kinnegad Drive, in Great Mills, for a vehicle fire. The accidental fire was caused by a carelessly dropped or discarded smoking material in the plastic driver’s door pocket. The fire was contained to the cab area of the work van. The...
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2017 SMILE Expo Features Livestock, Learning and Fun

2017 SMILE Expo Features Livestock, Learning and Fun

The annual Southern Maryland Invitational Livestock Expo (SMILE) for youth takes place on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 2017, at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown. The SMILE show features youth competitors (ages 6 through 21 years) from around Southern Maryland and more than 300 show animals (beef and dairy cows,...
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Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Receives Home Depot Foundation Landscape Makeover

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Receives Home Depot Foundation Landscape Makeover

The Charlotte Hall Veterans Home was recently selected to receive a “landscape makeover”, valued at over $24,000 by The Home Depot Foundation! On Thursday, June 8, 2017, over 80 volunteers trimmed, planted, and mulched around all 3 entrances, the pavilions, and the courtyard. Volunteers worked through the day and truly enjoyed their time with...
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SMECO Refunds Capital Credits

SMECO Refunds Capital Credits

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is issuing capital credit refunds totaling nearly $3.8 million. Of that total, a general refund of approximately $2.2 million will be issued in early July. Active eligible customer-members will receive credits on their bills and checks will be issued to eligible former members. Special refunds of about $1.6 million...
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NAVAIR Accepts Russell Naval Aviation Flight Safety Award

NAVAIR Accepts Russell Naval Aviation Flight Safety Award

NAVAIR Assistant Commander for Corporate Operations and Total Force Stephen Cricchi accepted the 2016 Adm. James S. Russell Naval Aviation Flight Safety Award June 15 during a modest conference room ceremony. The award, which Cricchi accepted on behalf of NAVAIR Commander Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags, was one of two top naval aviation safety awards...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Armed Robbery and Assault

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Armed Robbery and Assault

On Friday, June 19, 2017 Deputy First Class J. Kirkner from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Primrose Court, in Lexington Park, for the report of a robbery. Police contacted the male victim who reported the right two tires of his Toyota Camry had been deflated by a sharp object, he also...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies recognized for roles in schools

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies recognized for roles in schools

On Wednesday, St. Mary’s County Public Schools expressed their appreciation for the support of law enforcement at their schools and on their safety teams. During a ceremony, they recognized Safety and Security Assistants, Maryland State Police, and deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for their public safety efforts in the public school...
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News Report of Stabbing in Patuxent Homes Subdivision is FALSE

News Report of Stabbing in Patuxent Homes Subdivision is FALSE

Another online newspaper is reporting that a stabbing had been reported on Friday on North Essex Drive in the area of Hancock Road, in Lexington Park. They then updated the article to say that “Police and EMT are on the scene with a 25 year old male with stab wounds in the face area....
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit Handlers Earn Certifications

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit Handlers Earn Certifications

On May 31, Deputy First Class Lacey Johnson from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and K-9 Brix finished the Basic Canine Handler Course and were certified at their K-9 Center by Master Canine Trainer Todd Fleenor. Master Canine Trainer Brian Fleig from the Anne Arundel County Police and Rene Cuyler from the Charles...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Arrests and Apprehensions for May 2017

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Arrests and Apprehensions for May 2017

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office released the following information regarding  Juvenile Apprehensions for the Month of May 2017. No further information is available at this time. 5/26/17: A 13 year old male juvenile of Lexington Park was arrested for Second Degree Assault at Esperanza Middle School.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by...
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UPDATE: Mechanicsville Burn Victim Succumbs to Injuries

UPDATE: Mechanicsville Burn Victim Succumbs to Injuries

UPDATE 6/15/2017: the victim of a fire which occurred on June 8, 2017 at 41340 Riverview Road in Mechanicsville of St. Mary’s County has succumbed due to his injuries. Joseph L. Williams, 70, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Washington Hospital Center Burn Unit and the D.C. Medical Examiner’s Office determined his...
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Warrick Charged with Assault on an Inmate

Warrick Charged with Assault on an Inmate

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Deputy J. Smith from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for an assault between inmates. The investigation revealed the suspect, Javone Lawrence Warrick, 25, of California, stood up and utilizing his food tray, struck the victim in the back of his...
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Bushwood Woman Arrested for Assault and Destruction of Property

Bushwood Woman Arrested for Assault and Destruction of Property

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 22000 block of Mill Creek Drive in Bushwood, for an alleged assault. The investigation revealed the suspect, Amber Nicole Queen, 22, of Bushwood, became enraged during a verbal altercation with the victim that led to the suspect slamming...
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State Highway List of Lane Closures For 6/16 to 6/19/2017

State Highway List of Lane Closures For 6/16 to 6/19/2017

Major Weekend Lane Closures Anne Arundel County • Inner loop I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) ramp to MD 648 (Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard) – Concrete patching – Ramp closure and detour Saturday from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. and concrete pour and cure Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 a.m. Monday. Charles County • Southbound MD 5 (Leonardtown...
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Three Injured in Rollover Accident on Great Mills Road

Three Injured in Rollover Accident on Great Mills Road

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at approximately 1:40 p.m, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and firefighters from Hollywood and Bay District responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Great Mills Road, at the intersection of Chancellors Run Road, in Great Mills. First Responders arrived on scene and discovered a two...
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VIDEO: Woman Flown from Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Tractor-Trailer

VIDEO: Woman Flown from Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Tractor-Trailer

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at approximately 10:15 a.m., police, fire and rescue crews responded to a motor vehicle accident, reported to be serious in Hollywood. Crews arrived on scene to discover t-bone style accident involving a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer. The occupant of the passenger vehicle was trapped under the trailer. The...
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Car Fire in Chaptico Under Investigation

Car Fire in Chaptico Under Investigation

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at approximately 2:45 a.m., St. Mary’s County dispatch received a call for a vehicle fully engulfed with fire along Lacey Family Lane, in Chaptico. The owner of the vehicle has been contacted in regards to the fire. Anyone with further information is asked to call the Office of the State...
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Lexington Park Resident Catches Record White Catfish in Potomac River

Lexington Park Resident Catches Record White Catfish in Potomac River

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources confirmed a St. Mary’s County man has set a new nontidal state fishing record for white catfish. The fish was recognized as a game fish a few years ago, but until now nobody had broken the seven-pound minimum weight to be eligible for state records. Jacob Vosburgh, 20, of Lexington...
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