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Vehicle Thefts Continue To Decline In Maryland, Police Continue Work to Reduce Rates Further

Vehicle Thefts Continue To Decline In Maryland, Police Continue Work to Reduce Rates Further

The number of vehicle thefts in Maryland declined for the fourth straight year in 2020. However, work continues by the Maryland State Police, allied law enforcement agencies and the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council to reduce those rates even further in upcoming years. This come as July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month. In...
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Two Flown to Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

Two Flown to Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

On Sunday, July 3, 2022, at approximately 8:12 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Loveville Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. As fire and rescue personnel responded to the scene, dispatchers advised they were receiving multiple 911 calls reporting entrapment...
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Two Men Arrested for Shooting of Lexington Park Man

Two Men Arrested for Shooting of Lexington Park Man

UPDATE 7/2/2022: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division has arrested and charged two men with numerous firearms offenses stemming from a shooting that occurred on June 24, 2022 in Lexington Park. Arrested and charged were Daitoine Vincent Payne, age 21, and Joshua Alexander Mason, age 38 both of Lexington Park, in...
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Safety Urged for Maryland Waterway Users This Holiday Weekend, Enhanced Enforcement to Target Impaired Boaters

Safety Urged for Maryland Waterway Users This Holiday Weekend, Enhanced Enforcement to Target Impaired Boaters

Maryland’s waterways are expected to be crowded this weekend, and officials from federal, state, and local law enforcement and water rescue are working to make sure the fun is not mixed with tragedy. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources joined with the U.S. Coast Guard and Anne Arundel County Fire Department to send this...
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This Fourth of July, Stay Sober or ‘Be the Make a Plan Driver’ to Protect Yourself and Others on Maryland’s Roadways

This Fourth of July, Stay Sober or ‘Be the Make a Plan Driver’ to Protect Yourself and Others on Maryland’s Roadways

As Marylanders prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) and law enforcement officials are reminding motorists to stay safe and help protect others by designating a sober ride home. At an event Wednesday at the Maryland State Police (MSP) barrack in Howard County,...
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Three Transported to Trauma Centers After Single Vehicle Rollover in Avenue

Three Transported to Trauma Centers After Single Vehicle Rollover in Avenue

On Thursday, June 30, 2022, at approximately 8:30 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Oakley Road and Gilberts Lane in Avenue, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with three subjects trapped. Crews arrived on the scene and found a van on its side with all three occupants trapped. 10...
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Calvert Marine Museum July, 2022 Events!

Calvert Marine Museum July, 2022 Events!

Summer is here, and you’ll find fun for the whole family at the Calvert Marine Museum. Art, educational programs, sharks, concerts and more!  For a complete listing of programs and activities, visit us at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. Wednesday through Friday, the month of July – Wm. B. Tennison Public Cruise 2 p.m. Saturdays* and Sundays, the...
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Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Brings Home the Chief A. Marvin Gibbons Award from the MSFA 130th Annual Convention and Parade

Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Brings Home the Chief A. Marvin Gibbons Award from the MSFA 130th Annual Convention and Parade

On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, after two (2) months of prepping the apparatus and aligning personnel to attend, sixty (60) Mechanicsville Volunteers and their families loaded up on the apparatus and made the three hour drive to Ocean City, Maryland. The department participated in the 130th Annual Maryland State Firemen’s Association Parade. Once arriving...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – June 28, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – June 28, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, June 28, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners welcomed the new St. Mary’s Circuit Court Judge, Associate Judge Amy D. Lorenzini. Governor Larry Hogan recently appointed Lorenzini to the...
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Maryland Permanently Preserves 31 Working Farms, More Than 3,600 Acres of Additional Farmland

Maryland Permanently Preserves 31 Working Farms, More Than 3,600 Acres of Additional Farmland

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved 31 new Maryland Agricultural Preservation Foundation (MALPF) easements at their meeting on June 22, 2022. These easements will permanently preserve an additional 3,682 acres of prime farmland in Anne Arundel, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Kent, Montgomery, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico and Worcester...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – June 14, 2022

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – June 14, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, June 14, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners recognized National Nursing Assistants Week and World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with Proclamations. The Commissioners then recognized the retirements of Marc...
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UPDATE: Police Continue Investigation After 18-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Himself in Hollywood, Victim Flown to Trauma Center

UPDATE: Police Continue Investigation After 18-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Himself in Hollywood, Victim Flown to Trauma Center

UPDATE 6/28/2022: On Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 10:46 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 24400 block of Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood, for the reported shooting. Upon arrival, an 18-year-old male victim was located suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim was transported by helicopter...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect and Person of Interest

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect and Person of Interest

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft investigation. On Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 1:40 p.m., the suspect placed three items in her purse at the Optimal Vapor store in Lexington Park and left the establishment without paying. The suspect and other person of...
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Police Investigating Attempted Arson in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

Police Investigating Attempted Arson in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

On Sunday, June 26, 2022, at approximately 1:25 a.m., police and firefighters responded to the 21500 block of Forest Run Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported outside fire. The 911 caller reported someone threw a firebomb at the residence. Firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded and located a small fire near...
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St. Mary’s County Deputy and Suspect Transported to Hospital After Warrant Service, Foot Chase at California Wawa

St. Mary’s County Deputy and Suspect Transported to Hospital After Warrant Service, Foot Chase at California Wawa

On Sunday, June 19, 2022, around 3:00 a.m., while Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were at the Wawa located at 21141 Three Notch Road in California, they recognized Daisaun Altay Eric Culpepper in the parking lot, and confirmed Culpepper had active warrants for his arrest. Upon making contact with Culpepper, he...
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Police, State Fire Marshal Investigating Attempted Arson of Playground at Town Creek Park

Police, State Fire Marshal Investigating Attempted Arson of Playground at Town Creek Park

On Monday, June 20, 2022, at approximately 9:22 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, and Hollywood responded to the Town Creek Park in Lexington Park, for the reported structure fire. While responding to the scene, 911 dispatchers advised the 911 caller reported playground equipment was on fire. Firefighters from Bay District and...
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St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Fourth of July

St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Fourth of July

In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, all St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices will be closed Monday, July 4, 2022. Offices will reopen with regular operating schedules Tuesday, July 5, 2022. The six (6) Convenience Centers and the St. Andrews Landfill will be closed. All three St. Mary’s County Library branches (Charlotte...
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Park Hall Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges After Report of Erratic Driving

Park Hall Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges After Report of Erratic Driving

On Monday, June 20, 2022, Trooper J. Pope, from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the area of Great Mills Road at Chancellors Run Road for the report of an erratic driver. Tpr Pope located the vehicle and witnessed an individual exit the vehicle. Signs of impairment were observed and a large...
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NAS Pax Security Returns to ID Handling at Gates

NAS Pax Security Returns to ID Handling at Gates

NAS Patuxent River gate sentries have returned to handling of IDs at gates and entry control points on base as of June 20, 2022. The move back to handling of IDs is in accordance with Commander, Navy Installations Command Instruction 5530.14A, which dictates physical and visual checks are to be performed on Common Access...
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FDA Denies Authorization to Market JUUL Products, Orders All Currently Marketed JUUL Products Must Be Removed from the US Market

FDA Denies Authorization to Market JUUL Products, Orders All Currently Marketed JUUL Products Must Be Removed from the US Market

6/23/2022: Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) to JUUL Labs Inc. for all of their products currently marketed in the United States. As a result, the company must stop selling and distributing these products. In addition, those currently on the U.S. market must be removed, or risk enforcement...
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NAS Patuxent River to Close Section of Cedar Point Road, Cedar Point Beach for Equipment Transport on Friday, June 24, 2022

NAS Patuxent River to Close Section of Cedar Point Road, Cedar Point Beach for Equipment Transport on Friday, June 24, 2022

NAS Patuxent River will close Cedar Point Beach and a portion of Cedar Point Road between Cartier Road and Utgoff/Bronson Roads in the vicinity of the Golf Course Driving Range (near Atlantic Test Ranges) from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2022 for equipment transport operations. Personnel are directed to use alternate...
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Governor Hogan Calls on Congress, Comptroller, and General Assembly to Take Action on Gas Tax

Governor Hogan Calls on Congress, Comptroller, and General Assembly to Take Action on Gas Tax

Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement regarding gas tax relief: “Nearly 100 days ago, Maryland became the first state in the nation to suspend the gas tax, and we proved that it can be done successfully to lower prices for working Americans. We have also been calling on President Biden to take...
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Maryland Natural Resources Police Issue Over 100 Charges to St. Mary’s County Seafood Workers at Nelson Seafood

Maryland Natural Resources Police Issue Over 100 Charges to St. Mary’s County Seafood Workers at Nelson Seafood

The Maryland Natural Resources Police received information about alleged illegal activity at Nelson Seafood in Hollywood; officers conducted surveillance and investigated the establishment throughout March of 2022. Officers observed three individuals participating in illegal commercial oystering-related activities, including selling and harvesting while on suspended and revoked licenses. Additionally, officers reported observing false tagging information,...
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Great Mills Drug Dealer Arrested After Armed Robbery in Lexington Park

Great Mills Drug Dealer Arrested After Armed Robbery in Lexington Park

On Monday, June 13, 2022, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21200 block of Mayfaire Lane in Lexington Park, for the reported robbery. The victim advised she met the suspect in the parking lot and got into his vehicle to purchase Marijuana, and stated she has bought from the...
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PMA-251, CNATT Partnership Improves Naval Aviation Training Through F-35 Asset Transfer

PMA-251, CNATT Partnership Improves Naval Aviation Training Through F-35 Asset Transfer

From PMA-251 & CNATT Public Affairs – NOTE: Kristin Beauchamp, PMA-251 communications specialist, and Jerron Barnett, CNATT public affairs officer, contributed to this report. About PMA-251 -The Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment Program Office (PMA-251) provides life-cycle acquisition management for Navy and Marine Corps systems and equipment utilized for the launch and recovery of...
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