St. Mary’s News

Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Two Men From New York on Drug Distribution Charges

Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Two Men From New York on Drug Distribution Charges

On November 22, 2020 at approximately 7:00p.m., Trooper First Class E. Ruggles of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack conducted a traffic stop on Three Notch Road in the area of Buck Hewitt Road, Lexington Park. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed approximately 225 grams of suspected pure opium powder, approximately 135 grams...
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St. Mary’s County Seeking Identity of California Walmart Theft Suspect

St. Mary’s County Seeking Identity of California Walmart Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person shown in a theft investigation. On Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 between 7 and 7:30 pm, the suspect removed numerous Casio wristwatches from their packaging and put them into his pockets. He then left the California Walmart store without paying for the...
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Monday, November 30, 2020: Maryland Reports 1,923 New Cases of COVID-19 in 24 Hours

Monday, November 30, 2020: Maryland Reports 1,923 New Cases of COVID-19 in 24 Hours

As  of Monday, November 30, 2020, Maryland reports 198,370 COVID-19 cases and 4,486 deaths. An increase of 1,923 cases and 16 deaths over 24 hours. There are 1,527 total COVID-19 hospitalizations, an increase of 66 over yesterday. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 198,370 Number of persons tested negative : 2,146,539 Total testing...
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Governor Hogan Lays Out Maryland Priorities in Letter to Biden-Harris Transition Team

Governor Hogan Lays Out Maryland Priorities in Letter to Biden-Harris Transition Team

In a letter to the Biden-Harris transition team, Governor Larry Hogan is urging the president-elect to prioritize a new stimulus relief package for states and small businesses struggling to weather the COVID-19 crisis. Read the letter here. “My first priority for the citizens of Maryland continues to be a Phase 4 COVID-19 relief package...
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Local Southern Maryland Businesses and Organizations Design Oven to Kill COVID and Assist Front Line Health Care Workers

Local Southern Maryland Businesses and Organizations Design Oven to Kill COVID and Assist Front Line Health Care Workers

A heat sanitization box designed and developed by entrepreneurs at TechPort, UAS Business Incubator and Community Innovation Hub of Southern Maryland, to assist frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic by making personal protective equipment (PPE) reusable was instrumental in yesterday’s announcement on Dry Heat by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)....
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Citizens Asked to Participate in the Maryland State Police Holiday Drive! November 27, 2020, to December 20, 2020

The mens and women of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack are excited to announce the opening of their annual holiday toy drive. Please consider helping because due to the pandemic, we have more people in need of our help. Thank you in advance for your generosity and assistance. Have a safe and happy...
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December 2020 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

December 2020 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Thursday, December 3 – Sea Squirts – This program invites children 18 months to 3 years, with an adult, to discover the museum together through music, stories, and special activities. Join us for story time and a carryout craft, available while supplies last. Sessions are 15-20 minutes. Capacity limited to 12 people per session....
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Planting the Seeds of Hope Campaign Aims to Raise $250,000 for Behavioral Health Services in Southern Maryland

Planting the Seeds of Hope Campaign Aims to Raise $250,000 for Behavioral Health Services in Southern Maryland

The CalvertHealth Foundation is excited to announce the launch of its Planting the Seeds of Hope Campaign. In lieu of a formal gala this year (due to COVID-19 restrictions), the CalvertHealth Foundation Gala Committee has challenged our community to help raise $250,000 toward the behavioral health renovation and expansion project at CalvertHealth Medical Center....
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No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes Building in Mechanicsville

No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes Building in Mechanicsville

On Saturday, November 28, 2020, at approximately 4:35 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the Woody’s Barber Shop located at 27185 Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a structure. Crews arrived on the scene to confirm a single vehicle partially into the building. No injuries were...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Implement Maximum Deployment Initiative for 2020 Holiday Season

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Implement Maximum Deployment Initiative for 2020 Holiday Season

For the ninth year in a row, Sheriff Tim Cameron is implementing Maximum Deployment of Sheriff’s Office personnel throughout St. Mary’s County this holiday season beginning on November 27, 2020. Maximum Deployment is an initiative designed for high visibility patrols and provides increased presence around shopping centers, roadways, and neighboring communities to ensure safety...
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020: Maryland Reports 2,697 New Cases of COVID-19 in 24 Hours

Wednesday, November 25, 2020: Maryland Reports 2,697 New Cases of COVID-19 in 24 Hours

As  of Wednesday, November 25, 2020, Maryland reports 188,161 COVID-19 cases and 4,363 deaths. An increase of 2,697 cases and 38 deaths over 24 hours. There are 1,406 total COVID-19 hospitalizations, an increase of 65 over yesterday. A week earlier, on Wednesday, November 18th, Maryland reported 171,823 COVID-19 cases and 4,201 deaths. Todays numbers...
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Local Museums Offer Free Family Events and Special Exhibits During Holiday Season

Local Museums Offer Free Family Events and Special Exhibits During Holiday Season

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division, which oversees St. Clement’s Island Museum, the Old Jail Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum, presents events and exhibits during the holiday season at each historic site. St. Clement’s Island Museum will host its annual Christmas Doll & Train Exhibit daily, Dec. 1, 2020, to Jan. 3, 2021,...
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St. Mary’s County Museum Division Partners with Local History Enthusiast for Temporary War of 1812 Model Ship Exhibit at Old Jail Museum

St. Mary’s County Museum Division Partners with Local History Enthusiast for Temporary War of 1812 Model Ship Exhibit at Old Jail Museum

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division, has partnered with a local model ship aficionado and builder to install a temporary exhibit at the Old Jail Museum about the HMS Albion, the flagship of the flotilla of British ships that raided Leonardtown and St. Mary’s County during the War of 1812 Chesapeake Campaign in 1814....
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Tuesday, November 24, 2020: Maryland Reports 6,711 New Cases of COVID-19 in 4 Days

Tuesday, November 24, 2020: Maryland Reports 6,711 New Cases of COVID-19 in 4 Days

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, Maryland reports 183,797 COVID-19 cases and 4,293 deaths. An increase of 6,711 cases and 48 deaths over 4 days. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 183,797 Number of persons tested negative : 2,054,695 Total testing volume : 4,171,674 Number of confirmed deaths : 4,293 Number of probable...
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Governor Hogan Announces Launch of All-Hands-on-Deck COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement Operation

Governor Hogan Announces Launch of All-Hands-on-Deck COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement Operation

Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday and with the new surge of COVID-19 intensifying in Maryland and across the nation, Governor Larry Hogan today announced the launch of a wide-scale compliance, education, and enforcement operation to slow the spread of the virus and keep Maryland safely open for business. “I know that there is growing...
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Breast Cancer Supporters from 13 States Raise Over $18,000 for CalvertHealth Foundation’s Virtual 5K

Breast Cancer Supporters from 13 States Raise Over $18,000 for CalvertHealth Foundation’s Virtual 5K

The 11th Annual CalvertHealth Breast Cancer Virtual 5K was a huge success thanks to supporters all over the country who raised more than $18,000 in support of local breast cancer patients seeking care at the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care. Despite being unable to run together, the outpouring of community support was...
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One Transported to Trauma Center After Dump Truck Overturns in Avenue

One Transported to Trauma Center After Dump Truck Overturns in Avenue

On Monday, November 23, 2020, at approximately 5:37 p.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 22800 Oakley Road in Avenue, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single dump truck off the roadway and overturned with the single occupant/operator out of the...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Summons Served in October, 2020

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Summons Served in October, 2020

10/01/20- Regina Ann Davies-Bolden, age 40 of Lexington Park- Assault 2nd Degree and Malicious Destruction of Property by Dep. Rycyzyn# 350. CASE# 57650-20 10/01/20- Elysia Renee Samuels, age 21 of Nottingham- CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana by DFC. Budd# 325. CASE# 61608-19 10/02/20- James Thomas Tawney Jr., age 57 of Lexington Park- Assault 2nd Degree by...
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Hogan Administration Announces $19 Million in Maryland Eviction Prevention Partnership Grants

Hogan Administration Announces $19 Million in Maryland Eviction Prevention Partnership Grants

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that 17 Maryland local jurisdictions were awarded $19.3 million in Maryland Eviction Prevention Partnership grants, which will address the needs of more than 3,600 households across the state. “Maryland has continued to be a national leader in our COVID-19 response, which is why we have responded aggressively with targeted...
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Testing of Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Sirens On Monday, December 7, 2020

Testing of Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Sirens On Monday, December 7, 2020

There will be a full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout St. Mary’s, Calvert and Dorchester counties on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, at noon. This test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. All citizens are asked to remember the scheduled testing...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Patrol Deputy

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Patrol Deputy

Sheriff Tim Cameron and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office welcomed Dylan Glenn as a new Patrol Deputy on Monday as he took the Oath of Office, sworn in by Debra Burch, Clerk of the St. Mary’s County Circuit Court. Deputy Glenn transferred to the St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office from the Chester Township in...
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Police Investigating Multiple Dirt Bikes Stolen Throughout St. Mary’s County

Police Investigating Multiple Dirt Bikes Stolen Throughout St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating three separate theft incidents with five dirt bikes stolen in Hollywood, California, and Scotland in St. Mary’s County. One dirt bike was stolen on Tuesday , November 17, 2020, in Scotland, near Point Lookout State Park. One dirt bike, a 2008 RMZ 450 was stolen...
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COVID-19 Testing Site & Agency Holiday Closures

COVID-19 Testing Site & Agency Holiday Closures

Due to Thanksgiving Day holidays, the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) offices and SMCHD COVID-19 testing sites will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2020. “We are asking our community to be extra cautious this Thanksgiving and to follow guidance from the CDC on ways to safely celebrate,” said...
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TFC E. Ruggles Congratulated as Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for October, 2020

TFC E. Ruggles Congratulated as Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for October, 2020

Please join us as we congratulate TFC Evan Ruggles as the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for October 2020. TFC Ruggles demonstrates a high level of motivation, dedication, and professionalism in his job as a Trooper. He is consistently conscientious in the performance of his duties and is dedicated to...
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NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Field Carrier Landing Practice Flights from November 23, to December 3, 2020

NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for Field Carrier Landing Practice Flights from November 23, to December 3, 2020

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place November 23 – December 3, 2020 between the hours of 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pilots at NAS PAX will be conducting Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLPs). FCLPs are simulated carrier landings conducted to prepare the pilot...
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