St. Mary’s News

UPDATE: Loveville Man Killed in Early Morning Accident

UPDATE: Loveville Man Killed in Early Morning Accident

UPDATE 3/25/2017 @11:45 a.m.: On March 25, 2017, at approximately 2:18 am, patrol units from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Loveville Road in the area of Lenny Penny Lane in Loveville. Deputies located a 1999 Ford F-350 pickup truck in the roadway. The operator, Franklin...
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Troopers Receive Advanced Domestic Violence Awareness Training

Troopers Receive Advanced Domestic Violence Awareness Training

Maryland state troopers are beginning advanced domestic violence awareness training today in an effort to increase their understanding of all aspects of a domestic violence investigation and their knowledge of all services available to victims they encounter. Provided by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, the advanced training will be required for all Maryland...
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Crack Dealer and his Driver Arrested in Lexington Park

Crack Dealer and his Driver Arrested in Lexington Park

In November of 2015, Thomas Austin Goldring III, aka “Junk,” age 37, of Lexington Park, was indicted by a grand jury for distribution of crack cocaine. Goldring failed to appear in the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County reference these charges in February 2017, resulting in two active warrants for his arrest. On March...
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Heroes and Hoops: Local Law Enforcement Joins the Mother Catherine Academy in the Local Heroes Project

Heroes and Hoops: Local Law Enforcement Joins the Mother Catherine Academy in the Local Heroes Project

While on duty, they deal with violent offenders in the jail, they arrest criminals, they investigate accidents and they are always there when the public makes a call for help. However, they also do more than that; they invest in the community they serve. On Sunday, March 19, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office (SMCSO)...
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Middle School Students Participate in National Week at the Labs

Middle School Students Participate in National Week at the Labs

More than 75 students of four Charles County middle schools headed to Naval Air Warfare Center — Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) — better known as Pax River — earlier this month to take part in National Week at the Labs activities. Organized by Pax River’s Educational Outreach Office, the program was launched in 2016 as...
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Maryland DNR Partners with St. Mary’s County and U.S. Navy on Waterfront Property

Maryland DNR Partners with St. Mary’s County and U.S. Navy on Waterfront Property

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that the Board of Public Works unanimously approved the acquisition of 163 acres in St. Mary’s County to provide for the development of both active and passive recreational opportunities, and critically-important water access to the Patuxent River. The property, known as the Snow Hill Farm, will...
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Health Department to Begin Limited Seasonal Perc Testing

Health Department to Begin Limited Seasonal Perc Testing

Due to seasonal groundwater levels, St. Mary’s County Health Department will begin wet season perc testing for lower terrace soil types on or about March 27, 2017.  Perc testing for all other soil types (upland areas) will begin if and when water tables reach normal wet season range. Perc test applications received since April...
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New Way to Plan Your Stay at Maryland State Parks

New Way to Plan Your Stay at Maryland State Parks

The Maryland Park Service’s reservation system is transitioning to a new website — parkreservations.maryland.gov — starting at 9 a.m. April 3, 2017. To allow for a smooth transition, the online reservation system will be unavailable from March 28 to April 2. During that time, existing park reservations will be transferred to the new system. Walk-in...
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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on House Bill 1362

Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on House Bill 1362

Governor Larry Hogan tonight issued the following statement in response to the Maryland House of Delegates voting for final approval of House Bill 1362, which will directly interfere with the ability of state and local law enforcement to work and cooperate with federal law enforcement authorities: “The Maryland House of Delegates tonight passed an...
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Navy Modernizes Tomahawk Weapons Control System

Navy Modernizes Tomahawk Weapons Control System

After more than a decade in service, the Navy recently delivered an upgraded Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System (TTWCS) to the fleet. The Tomahawk Weapons System Program Office (PMA-280) has maintained the system since 2004 with incremental updates, but to ensure future viability, more significant hardware and software modernization was required. “It is critical...
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Wednesday’s Pet is CANDY

Wednesday’s Pet is CANDY

Wednesday’s Pet for 3/22/17 CANDY Featured Pet: CANDY Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Collie/Hound Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Candy is approximately 2 years old. She came into rescue from a hoarding situation, where they had over 100 dogs. Candy has...
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Commander, Navy Installations Command To Hold Change of Command

Commander, Navy Installations Command To Hold Change of Command

Vice Adm. Dixon R. Smith will be relieved by Vice Adm. Mary M. Jackson as Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) during a change of command ceremony to be held at the Washington Navy Yard, Admiral Leutze Park on Friday, March 31 at 10 a.m. Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. John Richardson, will be the...
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CSM Hawks Headed to Nationals

CSM Hawks Headed to Nationals

For the first time in the history of the College of Southern Maryland, the CSM Hawks have won the Region XX Division II Men’s Basketball Championship, held March 10-12 at Garrett College. CSM now advances to the NJCAA Division II National Championship, in Danville, Illinois, March 21-25. “This team had the right guys at...
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CSM Robotics Team Qualifies for World Championship

CSM Robotics Team Qualifies for World Championship

For the fourth year in a row, the Talons, the College of Southern Maryland’s competitive robotics team, has qualified for the VEX-U World Championships. After qualifying at a March 10 tournament at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, West Virginia, the team now has a spot at the world championship April 19 to 22 in...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to present at Health Awareness Seminars at NAS Patuxent River

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to present at Health Awareness Seminars at NAS Patuxent River

Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in response to the rising heroin, opioid and fentanyl crisis across the state of Maryland March 1. As reported in January 2017, Maryland is experiencing a rise in deaths from the use of potent and cheap synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, which is 80 times more...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office DUI Arrests for January and February 2017

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office DUI Arrests for January and February 2017

The following persons were arrested for DUI by deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office during the months of January and February 2017. 1/04/2017 – Michael Emmanuel Beal, age 26 of Clinton, MD, Arrested by Corporal D. Corcoran 1/06/2017 Brian Edward Thompson, age 34 of Clements, MD, Arrested by Deputy A. Budd 1/07/2017...
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Hobby Lobby to Host Hiring Event in Lexington Park

Hobby Lobby to Host Hiring Event in Lexington Park

At this time, Hobby Lobby does not accept online applications for hourly personnel, so all applications must be made in person at Southern Maryland JobSource at 21795 – F N. Shangri – La Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653, between Monday, March 20 – Saturday, March 25, 2017 – Applications will be accepted from 9:00...
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Suspect Wanted for Attempted Robbery and Assault in Leonardtown

Suspect Wanted for Attempted Robbery and Assault in Leonardtown

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Marcus Anthony Day, age 20. Day has an active arrest warrant for attempted robbery and assault stemming from an incident that occurred on August 2016 in Leonardtown. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Melissa Hulse at...
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Sex Offender From St. Mary’s County Wanted for Failure to Register

Sex Offender From St. Mary’s County Wanted for Failure to Register

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Willie Jae Johnson, age 35. Johnson is a Tier III offender, meaning he will remain on the registry for life. He has an active arrest warrant for Failure to Register. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Alert: Critically Missing Person Has Been Located

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Alert: Critically Missing Person Has Been Located

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating, Jessica Helen Reed, a critically missing person. Reed was last seen on March 15, 2017, around 4:00 p.m., in the Manor Road area in Chaptico, Maryland. She may be operating a Gold 2000 Buick Lasabre with Maryland tags – 8CD6202. Anyone...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Child Support Enforcement Unit Recognized for Achievements

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Child Support Enforcement Unit Recognized for Achievements

On Friday, March 4, 2017, the staff of the St. Mary’s County Child Support Enforcement Unit received the coveted Bronze Golden Plate Award as well as the much sought-after Executive Director’s Most Improved Award. These awards were given to the St. Mary’s County Department of Social Services in recognition of the work performed by...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Impaired Driving Initiatives

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Impaired Driving Initiatives

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Maryland State Police, will conduct enhanced impaired driving initiatives surrounding St. Patrick’s Day festivities, extending from Thursday, March 16 through Sunday, March 19, 2017. The efforts include increased patrols throughout the weekend and a sobriety checkpoint the evening of Thursday, March 16, in...
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Barricade in Leonardtown Ends Peacefully

Barricade in Leonardtown Ends Peacefully

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at approximately 9:00 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 21000 block of Arbor Court in Leonardtown in an attempt to serve a retake warrant on James Patrick Yates, 54, of Leonardtown. Yates barricaded himself at his residence and refused to speak with deputies. A perimeter was...
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Paid Sick Leave Bills “Dead in the Water,” Hogan Says, Promising Veto

Paid Sick Leave Bills “Dead in the Water,” Hogan Says, Promising Veto

The paid sick leave bills making their way through the legislature “are dead on arrival” if they reach his desk, Gov. Larry Hogan declared Wednesday. He promised reporters “I will veto them immediately” because they have the potential to kill thousands of jobs and “are disastrous for our economy.” He called the legislation that...
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Open Source Textbooks Could Save Students a Bundle

Open Source Textbooks Could Save Students a Bundle

As the cost of college has skyrocketed, students and parents could soon get relief on expensive textbooks under the Textbook Cost Savings Act of 2017 that would provide funding to develop free open source learning materials. “The state is moving rapidly towards free textbooks online,” said the bill’s sponsor Sen. Jim Rosapepe, D-Prince George’s,...
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