St. Mary’s News

Maryland Hunters Harvest 77,000 Deer during 2018-2019 Season

Maryland Hunters Harvest 77,000 Deer during 2018-2019 Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported today that deer hunters harvested 77,382 deer during the combined archery, firearms and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. 7, 2018, through Jan. 31, 2019. The statewide harvest included 29,699 antlered and 44,249 antlerless white-tailed deer; and 1,609 antlered and 1,825 antlerless sika deer. The harvest was 11 percent lower than...
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Rockfish Population in Trouble, New Study Finds; Catch Limits Likely

Rockfish Population in Trouble, New Study Finds; Catch Limits Likely

Striped bass or rockfish, one of the most prized species in the Chesapeake Bay and along the Atlantic Coast, are being overfished according to a new assessment of the stock’s health — a finding that will likely trigger catch reductions for a species long touted as a fisheries management success. The bleak preliminary findings...
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Vehicle Fire in Mechanicsville Quickly Extinguished by Firefighters

Vehicle Fire in Mechanicsville Quickly Extinguished by Firefighters

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, at approximately 12:30 p.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Seventh District, Charles County, and Prince Georges County responded to 29890 Chickasaw Place in Mechanicsville, for the reported vehicle fire threatening a residence. Crews arrived on scene to find a vehicle in the driveway fully engulfed in fire. Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department put...
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MSP Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for January 2019 is TFC Marcus Manning

MSP Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for January 2019 is TFC Marcus Manning

Please join us as we congratulate Trooper First Class Marcus Manning as the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack’s Trooper of the Month for January 2019. Trooper First Class Manning demonstrates a high level of professionalism in his job as a Trooper. He continuously applies himself and is consistently conscientious in the performance of his...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating Armed Robbery at Donut Connection in Lexington Park

Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating Armed Robbery at Donut Connection in Lexington Park

On February 16, 2019, deputies of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Donut Connection at 21801 North Shangri La Drive in Lexington Park for a reported robbery. Preliminary investigation revealed a black male suspect threatened an employee with a weapon and forced entry to the business. Once inside of the business,...
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Fast Moving Storm Could Produce Wintery Mix in Southern and Eastern Maryland

Fast Moving Storm Could Produce Wintery Mix in Southern and Eastern Maryland

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is closely monitoring a winter storm associated with a cold front that will affect mostly southern and eastern Maryland. The storm is forecast to make its way through late-Friday into Saturday morning. Elsewhere in Maryland forecasts call for rain, and MDOT SHA will carefully...
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25-Year Old Piney Point Man Caught with his Pants Down on Sixth Drunk Driving Arrest in St. Mary’s County in Six Years

25-Year Old Piney Point Man Caught with his Pants Down on Sixth Drunk Driving Arrest in St. Mary’s County in Six Years

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, Deputy First Class John Davis of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance inside a motor vehicle. The officer was informed by the Emergency Communications Center that the vehicle was a gray Toyota Camry with extensive body damage and no rear bumper. Deputy Davis located...
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St. Inigoes Man Arrested Twice in 8 Hours for Drunk Driving

St. Inigoes Man Arrested Twice in 8 Hours for Drunk Driving

On Saturday, February 2, 2019, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Thurman Alexander Harmon, 68 of St. Inigoes, was arrested and charged with Driving Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se, and Driving Vehicle While Impaired by Alcohol by Trooper E. Ruggles of the Maryland State...
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Bay District VFD Receives ISO Class 2 Rating for the Eighth Election District

Bay District VFD Receives ISO Class 2 Rating for the Eighth Election District

Southern Mayland News Net Sat down and spoke with representatives from the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department, they wanted to share some good news with the citizens of the Eighth Election District and surrounding Districts. They informed us that their ISO Rating has dropped again in the community. It’s all a little complicated, so...
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New Environmental Studies and Historic St. Mary’s City Partnership Receives Grant Award from the Maryland Agricultural Council

New Environmental Studies and Historic St. Mary’s City Partnership Receives Grant Award from the Maryland Agricultural Council

On Thursday, February 7, a faculty, staff, and student team representing the Heirloom Garden Project, a new partnership between the environmental studies program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Historic St. Mary’s City, received a grant award from the Maryland Agricultural Council during the Annual Taste of Maryland Agriculture gala in Glen Burnie,...
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SMECO 2019 Scholarship Applications Available

SMECO 2019 Scholarship Applications Available

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is offering college scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year. Four high school seniors will be awarded $1,500 each. Students are eligible to apply if they live with parents or guardians who are SMECO members. Seniors must be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college, university, or...
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The Office of the State Fire Marshal is Investigating Explosion at Mechanicsville Home

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is Investigating Explosion at Mechanicsville Home

On Monday, February 11, 2019, at approximately 9:20 p.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a one story, single family home on Shannon Court, in, Mechanicsville. Approximately 25 firefighters responded to the scene. A small fire was extinguished by the owner prior to the arrival of the fire department. All occupants and pets escaped...
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Three Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident on Great Mills Road

Three Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident on Great Mills Road

On Monday, February 11, 2019, at approximately 3:40 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Great Mills Road and Suburban Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the middle of the roadway in a t-bone style collision. Three...
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Man and Woman Rescued from a Vehicle in Water in Hughesville

Man and Woman Rescued from a Vehicle in Water in Hughesville

On Monday, February 11, 2019, at approximately 11:15 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of the Hughesville Bypass on Leonardtown Road and Prince Frederick Road in Hughesville, for the reported motor vehicle accident with one vehicle in the water. Crews arrived on scene to find an SUV off the roadway...
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One Injury Reported After Motor Vehicle Accident in Great Mills

One Injury Reported After Motor Vehicle Accident in Great Mills

On Monday, February 11, 2019, at approximately 7:45 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Great Mills Road and Point Lookout Road in Great Mills, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene to find the two vehicles involved in front of the Great Mills Post Office,...
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Prince George’s County Felon Sentenced to 10 Years for Distribution of Fentanyl and other Opioids

Prince George’s County Felon Sentenced to 10 Years for Distribution of Fentanyl and other Opioids

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Tyrell Rashad Cauthern, age 30, of Fort Washington, Maryland, to 10 years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for distribution of fentanyl, crack cocaine, and other drugs, and for possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. Judge Grimm also found that...
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Two Structure Fires in Lexington Park Reported Within 30 Minutes of Each Other

Two Structure Fires in Lexington Park Reported Within 30 Minutes of Each Other

On Thursday, February 7, 2019, at approximately 10:10 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, and Second District responded to 45681 Buckshot Way in Lexington Park, for the reported structure fire with one injured. Crews arrived on scene to find a single story double-wide trailer with nothing evident from all sides. Firefighters secured...
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Two Park Villa Apartments Damaged After Early Morning Dryer Fire

Two Park Villa Apartments Damaged After Early Morning Dryer Fire

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, at approximately 2:30 a.m., firefighters from Bay District, Valley Lee, Hollywood, and NAS Patuxent River responded to 21288 Mayfaire Lane, at the Park Villas Apartments in Lexington Park, for the reported fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a 3-story apartment building with nothing evident from three sides of the...
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Sprinkler System Puts Out Apartment Kitchen Fire in Callaway

Sprinkler System Puts Out Apartment Kitchen Fire in Callaway

On Monday, February 4, 2019, at approximately 1:00 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, Valley Lee, Leonardtown, and Hollywood responded to 44890 Hunting Meadows Court in Callaway, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find nothing evident from apartment 1024. Upon further investigation, firefighters found a slight haze...
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UPDATE: Shots Fired in Lexington Park Under Investigation

UPDATE: Shots Fired in Lexington Park Under Investigation

UPDATE – Police have released the following information: On February 3, 2019, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46800 block of Rogers Drive in Lexington Park for a reported shooting complaint. Shell casings were located in the area, and a residence nearby had been struck with projectiles. No injuries...
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UPDATE: 3-Month-Old Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Lexington Park Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: 3-Month-Old Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Lexington Park Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE 2/9/2019: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office reported that on February 9, 2019, the juvenile Emma Leigh Clarke, age 3 months, succumbed to the injuries sustained in the motor vehicle collision. The investigation is ongoing. UPDATE 2/8/2019: On February 7, 2019, at approximately 10:35 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded...
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UPDATE: 20-Year-Old Mechanicsville Man in Serious Condition After Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: 20-Year-Old Mechanicsville Man in Serious Condition After Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: On Thursday, February 7, 2019, at approximately 8:10 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a single vehicle into a tree. Units arrived on the scene to find a Ford Focus had left the roadway and struck a tree, trapping the driver. Fire and EMS personnel...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested After Leading Police on Early Morning Car and Foot Chase

Lexington Park Woman Arrested After Leading Police on Early Morning Car and Foot Chase

On Wednesday, February 5, 2019, at approximately 1:55 a.m., Trooper Michael Posch from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a black Pontiac Vibe in the area of Norris Road and Chancellors Run Road, in Great Mils. The vehicle refused to stop and fled at a high speed...
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Mother Arrested for Assaulting 9-Year-Old Daughter Twice in One Month

Mother Arrested for Assaulting 9-Year-Old Daughter Twice in One Month

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Deputy Muschette, from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on North Essex Drive, in Lexington Park, for the report of an assault to a child. The deputy made contact with the victim, a 9-year-old girl who had bruising to her face. The girl...
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Woman in Wheelchair Assaulted and Robbed in Hollywood

Woman in Wheelchair Assaulted and Robbed in Hollywood

On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at approximately 7:15 p.m., police responded to Beck Road in Hollywood, for the reported strong-armed robbery. Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from Maryland State Police responded and arrived on scene to find a female victim stating she had just returned from her Bank when...
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