St. Mary’s News

Three Hundred Ten Pound Shark Caught off Cedar Point in St. Mary’s County

Three Hundred Ten Pound Shark Caught off Cedar Point in St. Mary’s County

Southern Marylander’s have been sharing a photo of a 310 pound bull shark on Facebook for the past 24 hours. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources confirmed that Larry”Boo” Powley accidentally caught a 310-pound, 8.6-foot long bull shark off Cedar Point in St. Mary’s County. The bull shark, known to consume fish, sharks and...
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Police Respond to Pegg Road Shell and Find Two Overdose Victims in Vehicle

Police Respond to Pegg Road Shell and Find Two Overdose Victims in Vehicle

On Monday, August 13, 2018, at approximately 9:45 p.m., police, fire and emergency medical personnel responded to the Lexington Park Shell Station on Three Notch Road and Pegg Road, for the report of a female unconscious in a vehicle. Personnel arrived on scene and found two subjects unresponsive in the vehicle, suffering from apparent...
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UPDATE: Police Identify 50-Year-Old Male Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Police Identify 50-Year-Old Male Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Lexington Park

UPDATE 8/14/2018: On August 13, 2018, at approximately 9:24 p.m. Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and emergency medical personnel responded to the 18000 block of Three Notch Road, in the area of Bay Forest Road in Lexington Park, for the report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival the...
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Drunk Driver who Hit Police Officer All Smiles for Booking Photo

Drunk Driver who Hit Police Officer All Smiles for Booking Photo

In May of 2017, Michael Austin Mattingly, of Mechanicsville, was found guilty of causing a life-threatening injury to another as a result of the person’s negligently driving a motor vehicle while the person is under the influence of alcohol. Mattingly was sentenced to 3 years in jail with 2 of them suspended. Mattingly requested an appeal...
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Man Found on Beach at Point Lookout State Park Flown to Area Trauma Center

Man Found on Beach at Point Lookout State Park Flown to Area Trauma Center

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, at approximately 6:45 a.m., police, fire and rescue responded to Point Lookout Road, at Point Lookout State Park, for the reported unknown medical problem, possibly a subject not breathing. Dispatches advised there was a male on the beach with a severe head injuries and no other details available. Emergency...
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House Fire Reported in Lusby

House Fire Reported in Lusby

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, at approximately 6:35 a.m., Firefighters from Solomons, St. Leonard, Bay District, Hollywood, Leonardtown and surrounding companies responded to 13042 Mill Creek Road, in Lusby, for the reported house fire. Prior to firefighters arriving on scene, dispatchers advised they had multiple callers stating the rear of the house was on...
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Police and Owners of Liquor Stores in St. Mary’s County Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Bottle Thieves

Police and Owners of Liquor Stores in St. Mary’s County Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Bottle Thieves

The three females in the video below were caught stealing from ABC Liquors and HV Liquors in California, and are suspects in a theft and property damage at 2000 Liquors in Lexington Park. They were also identified by two other stores as coming into their stores attempting to steal bottles of liquor. In the...
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Leonardtown Man Arrested for Reckless Endangerment and Assault After Shooting Up House in Park Hall

Leonardtown Man Arrested for Reckless Endangerment and Assault After Shooting Up House in Park Hall

On August 8, 2018, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Deputy Westphal of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 47000 block of Rosemary’s Lane in Park Hall, for a report of shots fired. Investigation determined Jens Edwin Hanson, 42 of Leonardtown, confronted the victim, brandished a firearm, and fired a shot near the...
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Arrest Made After Shots Fired at Birthday Party for 12-Year-Old Girl

Arrest Made After Shots Fired at Birthday Party for 12-Year-Old Girl

On Saturday, August 4, 2018, at approximately 10:30 p.m.. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Lee Drive in Lexington Park, for reports of a fight in progress with shots fired. Investigation determined Tyrell Marquice Birdine, 17 of Lexington Park, was carrying a firearm on his person and discharged the weapon...
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Lexington Park Man Charged with Attempted Murder

Lexington Park Man Charged with Attempted Murder

On August 4, 2018, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Corporal Stone of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21000 block of Endeavor Street, in Lexington Park, for a reported disturbance. Investigation determined Ted William Taylor Jr., 28 of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim with brass knuckles. Taylor also obtained a knife and...
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Vehicle Fire Under Investigation in Lexington Park

Vehicle Fire Under Investigation in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at approximately 7:10 p.m., firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to North Essex Drive in the area of Hancock Road, for the reported vehicle fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a Ford Focus with light smoke coming from the back seat, the fire was extinguished by...
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Wednesday’s Pet is MAY

Wednesday’s Pet is MAY

Wednesdays Pet for 08-08-18 MAY Featured Pet: May Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 May is a young Chihuahua Mix. She is super sweet and loving. May is playful, fun but also loves to relax. She does great...
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First Confirmed Longhorned Tick Found in Maryland

First Confirmed Longhorned Tick Found in Maryland

A National Veterinary Services Laboratory test has confirmed the presence of the Haemaphysalis longicornis tick, also known as the East Asian tick, the longhorned tick, and the bush tick, in Maryland. This is the first confirmed sighting of this tick species in the state. The longhorned tick was found on a white-tailed deer in...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $146.5 Million in Revenue During July

Maryland Casinos Generate $146.5 Million in Revenue During July

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that July 2018 gaming revenues for the state’s six casinos totaled $146,498,031, an increase of 5.6% compared to the July 2017 total of $138,756,987. Contributions to the State of Maryland from July 2018 casino gaming revenue totaled $60,564,399, including $45,415,176 for the Education Trust Fund. Casino gaming revenues...
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National Night Out 2018

National Night Out 2018

The public is encouraged to participate in local National Night Out events to show both community and law enforcement support. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Communities from Southern Maryland have a variety of events...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Chief of Staff

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Chief of Staff

Marvin Butler has been named as the new Chief of Staff for the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. Butler has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, where he reached the rank of Major, as Assistant Sheriff of Operations. As Chief of Staff for the St. Mary’s...
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“Keno Captain” Wins $12,506.00 at a Tequila Grill & Cantina in Charlotte Hall

“Keno Captain” Wins $12,506.00 at a Tequila Grill & Cantina in Charlotte Hall

A U.S. Marine veteran from Mechanicsville who is enjoying boating and playing Keno in retirement set course to win the largest Keno prize of his life and arrived — $12,506 richer — at his destination. The 65-year-old found Lottery luck by changing from a 5-spot to a 7-spot bet and switching one of his...
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VIDEO: Firefighters Respond to Commercial Building Fire in Leonardtown

VIDEO: Firefighters Respond to Commercial Building Fire in Leonardtown

On Friday, August 3, 2018, at approximately 2:40 p.m., Firefighters from Valley Lee, Leonardtown, Bay District, Hollywood, and Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 44500 Hawks Nest Farm Road, in Leonardtown, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a 1-story warehouse workshop with fire showing. While making an interior attack...
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Police Locate Body of Missing Clements Man

Police Locate Body of Missing Clements Man

UPDATE: On August 2, 2018, at approximately 3:00 p.m., James Francis Morgan, of Clements, was located deceased. Morgan was located in the water of McIntosh Run, in Leonardtown, after an extensive search. At this time there are no signs of foul play. Morgan will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner...
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Foxes Test Positive for Rabies in Lexington Park Area

Foxes Test Positive for Rabies in Lexington Park Area

The St. Mary’s County Health Department reports two foxes collected from the Lexington Park area have tested positive for rabies. On June 27, 2018, a fox was collected from Great Mills Road and on July 28, 2018, a second fox was collected on Buena Vista Lane. The test results were confirmed by the State’s...
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Police Arrest Man Who Robbed Leonardtown Dash In

Police Arrest Man Who Robbed Leonardtown Dash In

UPDATE: Demitri Raymond Gardiner was apprehended on July 31, 2018, with the assistance of the Prince George’s County Police Department 7/31/2018: On July 30, 2018, at approximately 7:50 p.m., the Dash In, located on Point Lookout Road, in Leonardtown, was robbed by an individual, later identified as Demitri Raymond Gardiner, 24 of Clinton. The...
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Wednesday’s Pet for 8-1-18 is FANCY

Wednesday’s Pet for 8-1-18 is FANCY

Wednesday’s Pet for 8-1-18 is FANCY Featured Pet: Fancy Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Rat/Fox Terrier Mix Sex: Female Size: Small Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Fancy is a 1-year-old rat/fox terrier mixed girl. She is 200% ball of energy. She will need a fenced in...
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Hughesville House Fire Ruled Accidental

Hughesville House Fire Ruled Accidental

On Monday, July 30, 2018, at approximately 10:15 p.m., firefighters from the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and the surrounding area responded to 6150 Nubian Place, in Hughesville for the report of a house fire. Firefighters arrived on scene and discovered heavy fire and smoke coming from the one story single family home with attached covered...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Hold Public Briefing on Recent Lexington Park Burglaries and Robberies

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Hold Public Briefing on Recent Lexington Park Burglaries and Robberies

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will present a briefing to the Lexington Park Business Association on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, about recent burglaries and robberies in the Lexington Park area. The public is also invited to attend to hear about the ongoing investigations. The meeting will be held at the Bay District Volunteer...
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58-Year-Old St. Mary’s County Man killed Sunday Afternoon at Leonardtown Wharf Summer Regatta

58-Year-Old St. Mary’s County Man killed Sunday Afternoon at Leonardtown Wharf Summer Regatta

A single boat accident occurred on Sunday, July 29, 2018, during the Summer Regatta at Leonardtown Wharf. Boat 5 from the Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department immediately responded to the accident scene and one crew member entered the water. The crew utilized the floating stokes basket and hoisted the patient into Boat 5. CPR was...
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