St. Mary’s News

Leonardtown Woman Arrested for Stealing Crab Legs from Grocery Store

Leonardtown Woman Arrested for Stealing Crab Legs from Grocery Store

On Monday, July 17, 2017, Corporal T. Seyfried from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Leonardtown McKay’s Foodland for a reported theft. The investigation revealed the suspect, Taneesha Shantel Washington, 25, of Leonardtown, had failed to pay for crab legs. She paid for other items, but not the two packages of...
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Robbery and Shootings Reported in St. Mary’s County

Robbery and Shootings Reported in St. Mary’s County

The following information was provided by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. No further information is available at this time. 8-18-2017 Robbery – Unknown suspect(s) stole a victim’s wallet in the 22000 block of MacArthur Boulevard in California. Deputy First Class Tirpak is investigating the case. CASE# 43804-17 8-19-2017 Reckless Endangerment – A bullet...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested After Providing False Name During Traffic Stop

Lexington Park Man Arrested After Providing False Name During Traffic Stop

On Thursday, July 20, 2017, Deputy First Class D. Potter from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of Pegg Road and Westbury Blvd in Lexington Park. The operator, later identified as, Joseph William Smith, 24, of Lexington Park, gave a false name. Potter was...
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Stolen Vehicle Set on Fire in Charlotte Hall

Stolen Vehicle Set on Fire in Charlotte Hall

On Saturday, August 19, 2017, at approximately 10:40 a.m., police responded to a wooded area behind 29890 Three Notch Road, in Charlotte Hall, to investigate a burned out vehicle. The 2008 Chevrolet Impala was reported stolen from Charles County and intentionally burned. The vehicle was destroyed and the fire had self-extinguished before the vehicle...
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House Fire in California Ruled Incendiary

House Fire in California Ruled Incendiary

On Tuesday, August 22. 2017, at approximately 12:05 a.m., firefighters responded to the 23000 block of North Patuxent Beach Road, in California for the report of a house fire. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a story, single family home on fire with heavy smoke showing. It took approximately 30 minutes for firefighters to...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Suspects Whereabouts

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Suspects Whereabouts

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has Identified Toney Martin Thomas in three theft cases. Mr. Thomas’s  method of operation is to target female senior citizens in a commercial establishment, steal their wallet and to go to a nearby store and use the victim’s credit cards before the victim knows they have been stolen. In all...
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Safety Tips for Today’s Solar Eclipse

Safety Tips for Today’s Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere –...
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Can You Identify These Liquor Store Shoplifters in California?

Can You Identify These Liquor Store Shoplifters in California?

On Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at approximately 10:45 p.m., The male and female seen in the video below entered the ABC Liquor Store in California. The male stayed at the front counter of the store and asked the clerk for prices of high end liquors located behind the counter to distract him, while the...
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VIDEO: Firefighters Respond to Boat Fire in Piney Point

VIDEO: Firefighters Respond to Boat Fire in Piney Point

On Friday, August 19, 2017, at approximately 4:20 p.m., firefighters from Valley Lee responded to a boat fire at the end of Clarke Road, in Piney Point. Firefighters extinguished the fire within minutes of arriving on scene. No injuries were reported The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
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St. Mary’s County Native Serves with the U.S. Navy Half a World Away in Japan

St. Mary’s County Native Serves with the U.S. Navy Half a World Away in Japan

A Great Mills High School graduate and St. Mary’s County, Maryland native is serving in the U.S. Navy with the forward deployed unit, Naval Beach Unit 7. Seaman Joshua Hall is operating forward in Sasebo, Japan. A Navy seaman performs many essential functions to run a ship, including serving as a helmsman and lookout,...
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Tomahawk Production Team Delivers 4,000th Missile

Tomahawk Production Team Delivers 4,000th Missile

The U.S. Navy and Tomahawk manufacturer Raytheon Missile Systems Company celebrated the  delivery of the 4,000th Block IV cruise missile to the fleet in August. “Tomahawk is known as the ‘nation’s weapon of choice’ and delivery of 4,000 missiles is significant,” said Capt. Mark Johnson, Tomahawk Weapons System program manager. “Each member of the Tomahawk...
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Help Win $25,000 to Expand Anti-Bullying Program for Teen Girls

Help Win $25,000 to Expand Anti-Bullying Program for Teen Girls

The Dream Queen Foundation’s signature teen girl program Gals Lead is helping Southern Maryland combat bullying by providing female middle and high school students a safe place to share, get to know themselves, celebrate successes, overcome obstacles, learn from role models, pursue their dreams and ultimately, embrace their value and worth.  State Farm has...
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Join the Maryland Lottery at the Maryland State Fair

Join the Maryland Lottery at the Maryland State Fair

Lottery Booth located in the lobby of the Exhibition Hall Friday, Aug. 25 – Monday, Sept. 4 Monday – Friday                    Noon – 10 p.m. Saturday & Sunday               10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Labor Day          ...
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Summer Internship Program Immerses Students in Naval Research, Engineering, Innovation

Summer Internship Program Immerses Students in Naval Research, Engineering, Innovation

“Young minds find innovation first,” said Dr. James Sheehy, Naval Aviation Enterprise chief technology officer, as he kicked off the Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) Presentation Days here July 26 and 27. The presentations were the culmination of the summer internship work of 27 undergraduate and graduate students and Ph.D. candidates who, under...
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Professor of Anthropology Julia King Awarded $240,000 Grant for Native American Study

Professor of Anthropology Julia King Awarded $240,000 Grant for Native American Study

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Professor of Anthropology Julia King, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR), Chesapeake Conservancy, and the state-recognized Rappahannock Tribe of Virginia, have been awarded a $240,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities to trace the history and development of the Rappahannock Indians in early...
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Man Arrested for Sexually Abusing a 7-Year-Old Girl

Man Arrested for Sexually Abusing a 7-Year-Old Girl

On August 13, 2017, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received information pertaining to a possible sex offense involving a seven-year-old female. An initial investigation was conducted by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies and based on the allegations, the investigation was continued by the Criminal Investigations Division. With assistance from Child Protective...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Resisting Arrest At County Jail

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Resisting Arrest At County Jail

On Friday, August 4, 2017, Deputy P. Henry, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the St. Mary’s County Adult Detention Center for a report that an individual was present there for whom an active warrant was issued. The warrant had been confirmed through St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office headquarters. Police made...
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Residents Urged to Protect Eyes During Solar Eclipse

Residents Urged to Protect Eyes During Solar Eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, there will be a partial solar eclipse in Charles County, beginning around 1:18 p.m. The maximum effect will occur around 2:43 p.m. and the eclipse will end around 4:02 p.m. The Department of Emergency Services urges residents to avoid looking directly at the sun at any point during the eclipse....
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Stay Safe Observing Solar Eclipse

Stay Safe Observing Solar Eclipse

Next week any person within Southern Maryland should be able to witness a partial solar eclipse, weather permitting. NASA’s website stated; “A solar eclipse is one of nature’s grandest spectacles.” There are parts of the country that will be able to witness a total eclipse of the sun; however, within the National Capital Region...
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Maryland Provides First-Time Hunters Opportunity to Experience Sport

Maryland Provides First-Time Hunters Opportunity to Experience Sport

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering a new hunting license for first-time hunters. The Apprentice Hunting License is available to residents and nonresidents of any age who never held a Maryland hunting license. The apprentice license is $10 for residents and $20 for nonresidents, and provides the same privileges as other Maryland hunting licenses. It allows anyone interested...
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Rachel Yasser To Lead The District Of Maryland’s Opioid-Related Healthcare Fraud Unit

Rachel Yasser To Lead The District Of Maryland’s Opioid-Related Healthcare Fraud Unit

Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning announces the appointment of Rachel Yasser to lead the District’s project targeting opioid-related health care fraud. Yasser, 38, graduated from Columbia University in 2001 and Northwestern School of Law in 2004. She has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Maryland since 2008....
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UPDATE: Two Individuals Charged in Nicolet Park Fight Video

UPDATE: Two Individuals Charged in Nicolet Park Fight Video

UPDATE: Two criminal summons were issued on August 6, 2017. Natosha Rena Curlin, 27, of Hampton, Virginia and Alisia Maria Brown, 23 of Waldorf, are being charged with disorderly conduct and Affray, after being identified it the video from Nicolet Park in Lexington Park. More arrests are expected as police are following up on leads....
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Mechanicsville Man Guilty of Two Anne Arundel County Murders, Faces Life in Prison

Mechanicsville Man Guilty of Two Anne Arundel County Murders, Faces Life in Prison

Christopher Scheibe, 29, of Mechanicsville, pleaded guilty to First Degree Murder for the 2016 killing of a young woman whose body was found in a wooded area behind 2006 Industrial Drive in Annapolis on May 31, 2016 and to Second Degree Murder for the 2012 killing of a young woman whose body was found...
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Blood Drive Planned for Sept. 12

Blood Drive Planned for Sept. 12

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Donors of all blood types are needed, with each blood donation having the potential to save three lives. Walk-ins are welcome, though appointments are recommended by calling the hospital’s Health Connections department...
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Organizations Sought to Educate Youth on Health Risks of E-Cigarettes

Organizations Sought to Educate Youth on Health Risks of E-Cigarettes

The St. Mary’s County Health Department is seeking organizations to educate local youth on the health risks of electronic cigarettes. These community organizations may include student groups, faith-based organizations, and civic organizations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that the number of middle and high school age students who have never...
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