St. Mary’s News

Firefighters Responding to Large Barn Fire in St. Leonard

Firefighters Responding to Large Barn Fire in St. Leonard

On Sunday, March 7, 2021, at approximately 3:15 p.m., firefighters from Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s County are currently responding to the Horsmon Farm located at 1865 Horsmon Farm Lane in St Leonard, for the reported large barn on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find an approximate 150×150 barn fully engulfed in...
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UPDATE: One in Custody After Barricade SItuation in Mechanicsville

UPDATE: One in Custody After Barricade SItuation in Mechanicsville

UPDATE 11:00 a.m., EST Teams have moved in and have placed one adult male in custody. UPDATE at 10:45 a.m: No immediate threat is currently posed to the public or residents in the area, however, police are asking all citizens to avoid the area, walking in the area, and to shelter in place inside of...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Large Barn Fire in Leonardtown, No Injuries Reported

State Fire Marshal Investigating Large Barn Fire in Leonardtown, No Injuries Reported

On Saturday, March 6, 2021, at approximately 5:15 p.m., firefighters from Leonardtown, Hollywood, Bay District, Valley Lee, Seventh District, Mechanicsville, Ridge, and Solomons responded to 41021 Cryer Court in Leonardtown, for the reported large structure on fire. Crews responding to the scene reported a large column of smoke and requested a Tanker Task Force...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Death in Leonardtown

Maryland State Police Investigating Death in Leonardtown

On Saturday, March 6, 2021, at approximately 9:35 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the 28800 block of Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the reported subject not breathing. First Responders arrived on the scene to find a 29-year-old female not breathing. The patient was pronounced deceased on the scene a short...
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UPDATE: 20-Year-Old California Woman Identified in Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in California

UPDATE: 20-Year-Old California Woman Identified in Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in California

UPDATE: On March 5, 2021, at 7:02 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle collision with CPR in progress, in the 43700 block of St. Andrews Church Road, in the area of Sandra Lane, in California. Deputies arrived on scene and located three vehicles involved in the...
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SMECO Electric Vehicle Charging Station Now Available in Leonardtown

SMECO Electric Vehicle Charging Station Now Available in Leonardtown

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) announced the opening of the first of its SMECO EV Recharge public charging stations for electric vehicles. The station is located at the St. Mary’s County Public Library and Garvey Activity Senior Center at 23630 Hayden Farm Lane in Leonardtown and has 24-hour access. A video of the virtual...
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UPDATE: Man who Shot and Killed Wife in Callaway Pleads Guilty to First Degree Murder

UPDATE: Man who Shot and Killed Wife in Callaway Pleads Guilty to First Degree Murder

3/5/2021: Timothy Wagner, 38, of Callaway, St. Mary’s County, MD, has pleaded guilty to First Degree Murder in the shooting death of his wife, Felicia Renee Wagner, 29 of Callaway, on February 2, 2020. Wagner originally entered a plea of not being criminally responsible but was found to be competent to stand trial by...
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March 2, 2021 St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup

March 2, 2021 St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their first regular business meeting for the month, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. The first item on the agenda was a Public Hearing for the Department of Land Use & Growth Management Proposed Amendment to the Official Zoning Maps of St. Mary’s...
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Historic Sotterley Growing for Good—Potato Planting Day!

Historic Sotterley Growing for Good—Potato Planting Day!

Volunteers who enjoy the great outdoors, don’t mind getting dirty, and want to help others are asked to join us for a potato planting extravaganza at Historic Sotterley as part of our “Growing for Good” program! For the eighth year running, we are continuing the challenging work of sustainably farming Sotterley’s land while donating...
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Leonardtown Highlights the North End Gallery Guest Artists Invitational

Leonardtown Highlights the North End Gallery Guest Artists Invitational

Leonardtown’s dynamic Arts & Entertainment scene is the focus of its latest virtual series, Leonardtown Arts & Entertainment. This unique series is presented in three parts – Feature Performances, Artist Spotlights, and Special Events and is funded in part by the St. Mary’s County Arts Council and produced by the Commissioners of Leonardtown &...
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Consortium Management Group, Inc. Provides $30,000 to St. Mary’s College Department of Chemistry

Consortium Management Group, Inc. Provides $30,000 to St. Mary’s College Department of Chemistry

The Patuxent Partnership (TPP) once again has been awarded the MD Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS). This is the third year that TPP has collaborated with Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) and St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM). Surprisingly despite the pandemic well over 120 abstracts have been received. The topics...
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March – National Craft Month, First Responders Urge Preparedness for Fire Safety and Escape Plans for Families and Children

March – National Craft Month, First Responders Urge Preparedness for Fire Safety and Escape Plans for Families and Children

March is National Craft month. Share the Fire Truck Fold Up Activity Sheet with your community. Parents and caregivers can help children learn about fire safety and create a home fire escape plan. Once they complete the plan, the activity sheet folds into a fire truck with important safety messages on the ladder rungs....
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Maryland to Commemorate One-Year Anniversary of First COVID-19 Cases, March 5 Proclaimed as COVID-19 Day of Remembrance

Maryland to Commemorate One-Year Anniversary of First COVID-19 Cases, March 5 Proclaimed as COVID-19 Day of Remembrance

Governor Larry Hogan announced today, Friday, March 5, Maryland will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the state’s first confirmed cases of COVID-19. The governor will declare Friday a day of remembrance in honor of the more than 7,700 Marylanders who have lost their lives during the pandemic. A twilight ceremony will be held at...
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Governor Hogan Announces Opening of Three More Mass Vaccination Sites in March

Governor Hogan Announces Opening of Three More Mass Vaccination Sites in March

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the state will open three additional mass vaccination sites in March, giving Maryland at least one in each region of the state. The state’s vaccination rate hit a record high 35,730 shots per day. “The pace of daily vaccination is hitting a new high every day, a third safe and...
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Private Music Instructor Arrested for Sexually Assaulting 13-Year-Old Female Student

Private Music Instructor Arrested for Sexually Assaulting 13-Year-Old Female Student

In February of 2021, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division received information from Child Protective Services (CPS), regarding a potential sexual assault involving a 13-year-old female and an adult music instructor. Investigation determined the victim was receiving private music lessons at the Music Education Academy (MEA), located at 23127...
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Governor Hogan Announces Milestone of 40% of Marylanders 65+ and Older Vaccinated

Governor Hogan Announces Milestone of 40% of Marylanders 65+ and Older Vaccinated

Governor Larry Hogan announced that more than 40% of Marylanders ages 65 and older have now received COVID-19 vaccines. “We continue to follow the science and make vaccinating older Marylanders one of our highest priorities as we work to ensure equitable access to vaccines,” said Governor Hogan. “This will continue to be a long...
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State of Maryland to Deploy Single-Dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Beginning This Week

State of Maryland to Deploy Single-Dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Beginning This Week

Governor Larry Hogan announced that, following approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Maryland will begin to deploy the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine this week. Maryland has been initially allocated 49,600 doses of the J&J vaccine, 100% of...
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St. Mary’s County Health Department Now Testing Wastewater for COVID-19 Variant Viruses

St. Mary’s County Health Department Now Testing Wastewater for COVID-19 Variant Viruses

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) is now sending local wastewater samples for genomic analysis to identify the local presence of COVID-19 virus variants. The samples are already collected for ongoing COVID-19 wastewater surveillance as part of a collaborative initiative launched in May 2020 by SMCHD, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and the...
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UPDATE: 2-Alarm House Fire in Waldorf Deemed Accidental, Injured Firefighter Treated and Released from Hospital

UPDATE: 2-Alarm House Fire in Waldorf Deemed Accidental, Injured Firefighter Treated and Released from Hospital

UPDATE: On Sunday, February 28, 2021, at 7:00 p.m., firefighters responded to 10904 Maryland Woods Court in Waldorf, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find fire showing from a two story split-foyer single family dwelling. The owner/occupants have been identified as the Currie family. Investigation determined the fire...
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AUDIO: Alleged Stolen Vehicle, Hughesville Fire Apparatus, and Maryland State Police Cruiser Involved in Three Seperate Collisions on Sunday Night

AUDIO: Alleged Stolen Vehicle, Hughesville Fire Apparatus, and Maryland State Police Cruiser Involved in Three Seperate Collisions on Sunday Night

On February 28, 2021 at 9:58 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Leonardtown Road and Homeland Drive for the motor vehicle collision possibly involving a stolen vehicle. Dispatchers advised the 911 caller reported they were driving past the accident and thought it looked bad, they stopped on the scene...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Seven New Deputies

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Seven New Deputies

Sheriff Mike Evans and Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is proud to welcome 7 new deputies to the agency following their graduation Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 from the Police Entrance Level Training Program Session 48 of the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy (SMCJA). The Calvert Deputies were among 24 to graduate – 13 with Charles...
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AUDIO: Police Investigating Death of 26-Year-Old Man in Hollywood After Two Suspected Overdoses

AUDIO: Police Investigating Death of 26-Year-Old Man in Hollywood After Two Suspected Overdoses

On Friday, February 26, 2021, at approximately 1:10 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the 23500 block of Hidden View Lane in Hollywood, for the reported one not breathing. The 911 caller reported a 26-year-old male was found not breathing and advised they believed the subject had overdosed the night before. Crews...
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Maryland State Police Investigating String of Commercial Burglaries in Leonardtown, Seeking Any Security Footage of Downtown Leonardtown Area

Maryland State Police Investigating String of Commercial Burglaries in Leonardtown, Seeking Any Security Footage of Downtown Leonardtown Area

The Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack is investigating a string of commercial burglaries that occurred in downtown Leonardtown on Saturday, February 27, 2021 between the hours of 1:00 a.m., and 2:00 a.m. Anyone living in the area of Fenwick Street, Washington Street, Lawrence Avenue, or Duke Street that may have security camera systems or...
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One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Golf Cart Overturns in Bushwood

One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Golf Cart Overturns in Bushwood

On Saturday, February 27, 2021, at approximately 9:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 36668 Owens Drive in Bushwood, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one vehicle overturned. Crews arrived on the scene to find a golf cart had overturned and ejected the operator, and confirmed no...
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Maryland State Police, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, and Other Law Enforcement Agencies Conduct Crime Suppression Initiative

Maryland State Police, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, and Other Law Enforcement Agencies Conduct Crime Suppression Initiative

Maryland State Police, along with multiple allied law enforcement agencies, conducted a joint crime suppression initiative on Thursday in the Lexington Park and Great Mills area of St. Mary’s County. The collaboration between the Maryland State Police and local allied agencies led to the following results: 58 traffic stops 32 citations 53 warnings 5...
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