St. Mary’s News

Mechanicsville Man Caught Trying to Escape from Jail in a Food Tray Cart

Mechanicsville Man Caught Trying to Escape from Jail in a Food Tray Cart

On Saturday, April 22, 2017,  Cpl. B. Foor, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center in Leonardtown, for the report of an attempted escape by an inmate The investigation revealed that John Robert Garner, 35 of Mechanicsville, concealed himself inside of a food tray cart that...
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SMECO Warns Customers About Scams

SMECO Warns Customers About Scams

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) was recently contacted by customer-members who received phone calls from scammers targeting the Southern Maryland area. Scammers may identify themselves as SMECO employees and demand prepaid debit cards in order to avoid having electric service cut off. According to Tom Dennison, managing director of government and public affairs at...
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Car Destroyed by Fire in St Mary’s City

Car Destroyed by Fire in St Mary’s City

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at approximately 10:35 a.m., firefighters from the Naval District Washington Fire Department (NDWFD Webster Field) and Ridge Volunteer Fire Department responded to 16061 Point Lookout Road, in St Mary’s City for the report of a vehicle fire. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a passenger vehicle engulfed in flames. Engine 141 from...
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Commissioners Take a Stand Against Dating Violence

Commissioners Take a Stand Against Dating Violence

Statistics from the Center for Relationship Abuse Awareness indicate one in three adolescent girls in the U.S. is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. The figure far exceeds victimization rates for other types of violence affecting youth. With this in mind, the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County joined...
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Early Childhood Celebrated by Commissioners

Early Childhood Celebrated by Commissioners

Early Childhood Celebrated by Commissioners Leonardtown, MD – The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services, the Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) and other local organizations, joined the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and the National Association for the Education of Young Children to celebrate the Week of the Young Child. The...
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Wednesday’s Pet is LUCY AND RICKY

Wednesday’s Pet is LUCY AND RICKY

Wednesday’s Pet for 4/26/17 LUCY AND RICKY Featured Pet: Lucy and Ricky Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: Congenital hip abnormalities, No surgery is needed per the groups orthopedic Veterinarian Breed: Hound Mix Sex: Female and Male Size: Medium (45 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 per...
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Maryland State Troopers in Leonardtown Host National Drug Take Back Day

Maryland State Troopers in Leonardtown Host National Drug Take Back Day

The Maryland State Police in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration are asking citizens dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, April 29, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. at state police barracks. State police barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in the National Drug Take Back...
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Sheriff’s Office Asks for Public’s Help Identifying Theft & Fraud Suspects

Sheriff’s Office Asks for Public’s Help Identifying Theft & Fraud Suspects

On Monday, December 5, 2016, at 11 p.m., the suspects used the victim’s stolen credit card to make several large purchases at the Prince Frederick Walmart located at 150 Solomons Island Road in Calvert County. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspects and/or this incident is asked to contact Cpl. Corcoran of...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Man Wanted for Escape

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Man Wanted for Escape

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating, Ralph Charles Ackroyd, 52, who has an active arrest warrant for escape. On Monday, April 17, 2017, Ackroyd cut off his GPS monitoring system. Ackroyd is described as a white male, 5’09”, and 250 lbs. He has short gray hair and...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Mutiple Sexual Offenses Against a Minnor

Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Mutiple Sexual Offenses Against a Minnor

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received information about a possible sexual offense involving a juvenile female. The investigation revealed on April 16, 2017, a 14-year-old victim was solicited for a sex act by an unknown male. The victim admitted she and the male engaged in a sexual act inside his vehicle while in...
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Sheriff’s Office Investigating Hit & Run Involving Unoccupied Police Vehicle

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Hit & Run Involving Unoccupied Police Vehicle

On Sunday, April 23, 2017, at approximately 12:30 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 43000 block of Drum Cliff Road in Hollywood for a motor vehicle collision. The preliminary investigation reveals an unknown suspect was traveling on Drum Cliff Road in Hollywood when for unknown reasons the operator failed to...
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VIDEO: Trailer in Lexington Park Destroyed in Early Morning Fire

VIDEO: Trailer in Lexington Park Destroyed in Early Morning Fire

On Sunday, April 23, 2017 at approximately 4:00 a.m., firefighters responded to a trailer fire at 46459 Sue Drive, in Lexington Park. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a single wide trailer with heavy fire showing. Firefighters from Bay District, Valley Lee, Hollywood, and the Patuxent Naval Air Station Fire Department responded. No injuries...
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California Woman Arrested for Violation of Protective Order

California Woman Arrested for Violation of Protective Order

While on patrol, Deputy J. Smith of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office made contact with a victim who had an active protective order against Casey Lynn Beach, 32, of California, who was with and communicating with the victim. Beach was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, where she was...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Trespassing

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Trespassing

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, Deputy J. Bare of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Pat’s Seafood in Lexington Park for an individual who was trespassing. The investigation revealed, the suspect James Ernest Wright, 52, of Lexington Park, entered the restaurant and began yelling. There was an active notice not to trespass...
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Man who Killed John “Skillet” Ulmschneider Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

Man who Killed John “Skillet” Ulmschneider Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

Darrell Lumpkin, the homeowner who killed a Prince George’s County firefighter during a welfare check in April 2016, has been sentenced to four years in prison for illegal gun possession on Friday, according to ABC7 News’ Brad Bell. Lumpkin shot three men. John “Skillet” Ulmschneider, 37, and volunteer firefighter Kevin Swain, 19, walked into his...
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Great Mills Man Arrested on Drug Possession Charge After Traffic Stop

Great Mills Man Arrested on Drug Possession Charge After Traffic Stop

On Monday, April 17, 2017, The St. Mary’s County Emergency Communications Center received a call for a motor vehicle operating in a reckless manner heading northbound on Point Lookout Road in the area of Lattimore Road in Leonardtown. Corporal B. Foor of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle and observed the...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Saturation Patrols this Weekend

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Saturation Patrols this Weekend

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, partnering with the Maryland State Police and Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, will conduct enhanced impaired driving initiatives surrounding the Tiki Bar opening, extending from Friday, April 21, 2017, through Sunday, April 23, 2017. The efforts include saturation patrols throughout the weekend. Officers will evaluate drivers for signs of...
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VIDEO: Natural Resources Police Investigating Boat Fire at Solomons Yacht Club

VIDEO: Natural Resources Police Investigating Boat Fire at Solomons Yacht Club

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, at approximately 7:20 p.m., a boat fire was reported at the fuel station of the Solomons Island Yacht Club According to a tweets by the Natural Resources Police: 1 man was uninjured, and one was taken to MedStar DC. W/2nd degree burns on legs. Burn victim: Michael Shawn Franz, 38,...
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Survey Finds Resilient Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population

Survey Finds Resilient Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today released the results of the 2017 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, which shows that the population of crabs remains resilient and steady. While the survey indicates the population has slightly decreased due to lackluster recruitment, it showed a surge in spawning-age female crabs to the highest level recorded in the 28-year...
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NAVAIR Commander to workforce: ‘I want you to challenge the norm’

NAVAIR Commander to workforce: ‘I want you to challenge the norm’

The world’s dynamic is rapidly changing and NAVAIR needs to rethink its processes to stay competitive, the commander of the Naval Air Systems Command said during an address to the command’s program management workforce (AIR-1.0) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River April 6. During his opening remarks, Navy Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags, NAVAIR Commander, emphasized...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Protecting Victims Of Sex Trafficking Act Of 2017

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Protecting Victims Of Sex Trafficking Act Of 2017

Governor Larry Hogan, along with Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch, today signed 211 bills into law during the second signing ceremony in the State House following the conclusion of the 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly. Bills signed included the administration’s Protecting Victims of Sex...
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Hogan chooses not to fight legislature on 15 bills, including attorney general powers

Hogan chooses not to fight legislature on 15 bills, including attorney general powers

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has chosen not to fight the Democrat-dominated legislature on 15 bills they sent to him early, expecting vetoes on some. The governor lost a battle Thursday over the Protect Our Schools Act, a bill to set up new standards for failing schools and preempt authority of the state school board....
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Wednesday’s Pet is DOC

Wednesday’s Pet is DOC

Wednesday’s Pet for 4/19/2017 is DOC Featured Pet: Doc Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Doc is one of a kind. He is a 1-year-old mix of maybe beagle, basset and lab. He is well...
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UPDATE: Burned Out Stolen Vehicle & Large Brush Fire in Dameron Under Investigation

UPDATE: Burned Out Stolen Vehicle & Large Brush Fire in Dameron Under Investigation

4/19/2017 @ 11:30 a.m.: The 2006 Dodge Charger was discovered abandoned off the road and was completely destroyed by the fire. The vehicle fire also resulted in a large woods fire adjacent to the road. The vehicle had been reported stolen to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office earlier on the morning of the fire....
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UPDATE : Name of Deceased Crew Member Who Died in Black Hawk Training Flight Released

UPDATE : Name of Deceased Crew Member Who Died in Black Hawk Training Flight Released

4/18/17 UPDATE – Official Military Press Release: One crew member died and two were injured when a UH-60 Black Hawk crashed during a routine training flight, April 17 at approximately 1:17 p.m., at Breton Bay Golf Course in Leonardtown, Maryland. Spc. Jeremy Darrell Tomlin, 22, a UH-60 crew chief assigned to the 12th Aviation Battalion...
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