St. Mary’s News

Nighttime Flagging Operations on Thomas Johnson Bridge in March

Nighttime Flagging Operations on Thomas Johnson Bridge in March

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin a month long routine bridge inspection of the MD 4 (Patuxent Beach Road) Bridge over the Patuxent River (Governor Thomas Johnson Memorial Bridge) at the Calvert/St. Mary’s County line. Weather permitting, the inspection will be complete by the end of March. The...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Three Armed Robberies in Waldorf.

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Three Armed Robberies in Waldorf.

On February 11, 2018 at approximately 7:15 p.m., an unknown black male entered the Subway located at 3023 Festival Way, in Waldorf. The male was wearing a black jacket, black mask, black gloves, black pants, and black shoes armed with a handgun. The male demanded money and pointed the handgun at the cashier. Fearing...
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Governor Larry Hogan Submits 160 “Green Bag” Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan Submits 160 “Green Bag” Appointments

Governor Larry Hogan today submitted 160 appointments to the Maryland State Senate. Secretary of Appointments Chris Cavey presented Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller with the names of the “Green Bag” nominees. “Marylanders deserves nothing less than the most capable and well-qualified representatives for these critically important positions and the names submitted today uphold...
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Maryland Judges Defend Big Pay Hike

Maryland Judges Defend Big Pay Hike

  Maryland’s top judges told the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday that increasing the pay of all 313 Maryland judges in the state was necessary to retain the quality and diversity of Maryland’s judiciary. The Judicial Compensation Commission has recommended that all the judges get a $35,000 pay hike phased in over the next four...
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Police Charge Middle School Student Who Made False Allegations Against Chaperone at School Dance

Police Charge Middle School Student Who Made False Allegations Against Chaperone at School Dance

UPDATE 2/19/2018: A juvenile female, age 13, from Leonardtown, was charged with making a false report in reference to the investigation. The juvenile provided statements which were conclusively refuted from video surveillance reviewed. The juvenile was charged and released to a parent and is awaiting disposition from the Department of Juvenile Justice. 2/17/2018: On February...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Sexualy Abusing 7-Year-Old

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Sexualy Abusing 7-Year-Old

On February 14, 2018, an adult female reported a possible sex offense to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, involving an adult male and a seven year old juvenile. Based on the information provided by the complainant, the investigation was continued by the Criminal Investigations Division (CID). The investigation revealed Zachary Lee Thomas, 23,...
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Maryland Hunters Harvest 86,542 Deer in 2017-2018 Season

Maryland Hunters Harvest 86,542 Deer in 2017-2018 Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that hunters harvested 86,542 deer during the combined archery, firearms and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. 8, 2017, through Jan. 31, 2018. The harvest exceeded the 2016-2017 total by more than 1,000 deer. Included in the statewide total were 7,204 deer taken on Sundays. “Sunday hunting continues to be...
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UPDATE: Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating Armed Robbery at Lighthouse Liquors in Charlotte Hall

UPDATE: Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating Armed Robbery at Lighthouse Liquors in Charlotte Hall

UPDATE – Official St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: On February 13, 2018, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Lighthouse Liquors located on Three Notch Road, in Charlotte Hall, for the report of an armed robbery. Contact was made with an employee/victim who advised an unknown suspect entered the business...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Two Men for Dash In Robbery

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Two Men for Dash In Robbery

On February 12, 2018 at approximately 8:50 A.M.,  deputies with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Dash In, located at 875 North Solomons Island Road, in Prince Frederick, for a report of a Strong Armed Robbery. Contact was made with employees from the Dash In who stated; “Two men came into the...
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Mechanicsville Man Charged with Burglary, Theft and Attempted Arson

Mechanicsville Man Charged with Burglary, Theft and Attempted Arson

A Deputy State Fire Marshal has arrested a St. Mary’s County man after he attempted to set fire to a one-story single family dwelling in La Plata owned by his girlfriend. On February 11, 2018, at approximately 6:25 pm, Amanda Marie Evans 30, of 209 Del Ray Circle, in La Plata arrived home with...
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UPDATE: Four Students from St. Mary’s College of Maryland Arrested for Armed Robbery at College Dorm Room

UPDATE: Four Students from St. Mary’s College of Maryland Arrested for Armed Robbery at College Dorm Room

UPDATE 2/14/2018 @ 12:21 p.m.: Kyndle Joshua Terrell-Jones, 18, of Owings Mills, Kevin Louis Makle, 18, of Finksburg, Judge Clifford Payne, 18, of Laurel were members of the 2017-18 St. Mary’s College of Maryland Seahawk Men’s Basketball team. 2/14/2018 @ 11:00 a.m.: On Friday, February 9, 2018, at approximately 3:30 p.m., four men entered a college...
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Intersection Improvements on Route 5 to Begin in Leonardtown

Intersection Improvements on Route 5 to Begin in Leonardtown

Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is beginning a $12 million improvement project at the MD 5 (Point Lookout Road)/Abell Street/Moakley Street intersection in St. Mary’s County. The project includes widening the road and adding left turn lanes to both directions of MD 5 at the intersection. “This project will break...
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$35,000 pay raise proposed for all 313 Maryland judges

$35,000 pay raise proposed for all 313 Maryland judges

A proposal to give all 313 Maryland judges a $35,000 raise over the next four years faces a hearing today in the House Appropriations Committee. The recommendations of the Judicial Compensation Commission will take effect automatically if the legislature does not reject or amend them by March 15 — and lawmakers have not been...
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Career Criminal Arrested in Mechanicsville After Customers Stop Robbery in Progress

Career Criminal Arrested in Mechanicsville After Customers Stop Robbery in Progress

On Friday, February 9, 2018, at approximately 6:05 p.m., Deputy R. Roszell, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Mechanicsville Burchmart/Subway, on Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, for the report of a robbery in progress. Before arriving to the scene police received information that an employee and three customers had a...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Make Arrest in Multiple Burglaries

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Make Arrest in Multiple Burglaries

Throughout the month of January 2018, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple reports of residential burglaries and burglaries to motor vehicles, in the Lexington Park area.  Neighborhood canvasses were conducted and images of the suspect were captured with the use of residential security cameras. The investigations were continued by...
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NOISE ADVISORY – Controlled Detonation at NAS Patuxent River Scheduled for February 14, 2018

NOISE ADVISORY – Controlled Detonation at NAS Patuxent River Scheduled for February 14, 2018

NAS Patuxent River will conduct a single controlled detonation near the water by Fishing Point (just to the north of East Basin) between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 14, 2018. Cedar Point Road in the vicinity of Bronson Road will be secured during this time and personnel on base will need to use...
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Maryland Records First Influenza-Associated Pediatric Death

Maryland Records First Influenza-Associated Pediatric Death

On February 6, 2018, the Maryland Department of Health confirmed the first influenza-associated pediatric death in the state for this flu season. Influenza-associated pediatric deaths are required to be reported to the Department, but the Department cannot discuss the specifics of individual cases. Maryland public health officials have detected a marked increase in influenza...
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Governor Larry Hogan Issues Executive Order on Juvenile Offenders Serving Life Sentences

Governor Larry Hogan Issues Executive Order on Juvenile Offenders Serving Life Sentences

Governor Larry Hogan today signed Executive Order 01.01.2018.06, which confirms and requires that the governor weigh certain factors when considering a decision regarding parole for a juvenile offender serving a life sentence to ensure that these offenders have a meaningful opportunity for release. “Since taking office, our administration has sought to bring balance to...
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Coast Guard Medevacs Cruise Ship Passenger Near Point Lookout

Coast Guard Medevacs Cruise Ship Passenger Near Point Lookout

The Coast Guard medevaced a 71-year-old woman suffering a possible cardiac event from a cruise ship approximately 8-miles off Point Lookout, Maryland, Sunday. A crewmember aboard the cruise ship Carnival Pride contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region via satellite phone to request assistance at 3:42 a.m. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium search...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Presenting a Safety and Security for Places of Worship Training Seminar

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Presenting a Safety and Security for Places of Worship Training Seminar

Safety and security is becoming increasingly important for places of worship and faith based service providers. From acts of violence and vandalism, to disruption of services, threats to places of worship have increased. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is presenting an eleven hour training seminar, beginning on February 26, 2018, and concluding the...
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Roll Over Crash Ruins Thieves Night After Burglarizing Farm House

Roll Over Crash Ruins Thieves Night After Burglarizing Farm House

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, Deputy D. Sidorowicz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Boothe Farm Lane, in Great Mills, for a report of a burglary. Ten minutes after the dispatch for the burglary, a motor vehicle accident was reported a few miles away. Deputy Sidorowicz responded to the accident and...
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Valley Lee Mailman Caught Stealing $100 Gift Card from Birthday Card

Valley Lee Mailman Caught Stealing $100 Gift Card from Birthday Card

Special Agent, Juli Bythrow, from the the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, was notified of a stolen gift card out of Valley Lee. The card was used at several locations throughout Charles and St. Mary’s Counties on August 9 and 10th, 2016. A postal customer mailed a $100 gift card to...
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Wednesday’s Pet is LOKI

Wednesday’s Pet is LOKI

Wednesday’s Pet for 2/7/18 LOKI Featured Pet: Diamond Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Doberman Mix Sex: Male Size: Large Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Loki is a large, young, and loving Doberman pinscher mix.  Sadly, he was bounced around from home to home ending up at...
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Proposed Constitutional Amendment for Allocation of Gaming Proceeds

Proposed Constitutional Amendment for Allocation of Gaming Proceeds

State House democratic leaders and the Maryland State Education Association say more money is needed to meet the needs of the state’s public school system. They’re asking the General Assembly to support a constitutional amendment that would require all of the state’s proceeds from gambling to go to funding public education. By: STEVEN DILSIZIAN
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Assault

Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Assault

On Saturday, February 3, 2018, Deputy First Class S. Tirpak of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the 46000 block of Hilton Drive, in Lexington Park, for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival contact was made with the victim who stated Paula Dawn Andrada, 43, of Lexington Park, assaulted them by...
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