St. Mary’s News

AUDIO: 7-Year-Old Child Flown to Trauma Center with Serious Injuries After Dog Attack in California

AUDIO: 7-Year-Old Child Flown to Trauma Center with Serious Injuries After Dog Attack in California

On Thursday, July 9, 2020, at approximately 8:26 p.m., police and emergency medical services responded to the 24000 block of North Patuxent Beach Road in California, for the reported animal attack. The 911 caller reported a 7-year-old male was attacked by a pitbull and suffered injuries to his head and face. The caller reported...
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Suspicious Vehicle in a Parking Lot Leads to Drug Charges and Loaded Handgun Arrest

Suspicious Vehicle in a Parking Lot Leads to Drug Charges and Loaded Handgun Arrest

On Friday, July 3, 2020, Dep. Graves of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office observed a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot of a closed business in the 21800 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park. Dep. Graves made contact with a passenger, later identified as Ryan Michael Page, 35 of no fixed...
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Police Investigating Burglary at Boatman’s Mini Mart in Mechanicsville

Police Investigating Burglary at Boatman’s Mini Mart in Mechanicsville

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at approximately 2:30 a.m., police responded to the Boatman’s Mini Mart on Oakville Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported burglary/intrusion alarm. Police arrived on the scene to find apparent evidence of a burglary with forced entry. K9 Officers responded and conducted an article search which yielded negative results. The...
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VIDEO: No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Fire in California, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating

VIDEO: No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Fire in California, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating

On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 10:55 a.m., firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Oak Crest Drive in California, for the reported vehicle on fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find a Chevrolet Monte Carlo with fire showing from the engine and passenger...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputies Help Save the Lives of Two People in 48 Hours

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputies Help Save the Lives of Two People in 48 Hours

The deputies of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office are much more than just law enforcement officers. In responding to emergency calls, lives are often endangered and Sheriff’s Office deputies are extensively trained in CPR, AED and Naloxone use. During two back-to-back days in June, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies helped save the...
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NAS Patuxent River NEX Barber Shop Now Open to Active Duty by Appointment

NAS Patuxent River NEX Barber Shop Now Open to Active Duty by Appointment

The Pax River Navy Exchange Barbershop has reopened to Active Duty by appointment only. Patrons must wear a face covering and use hand sanitizer prior to service, and will not be able to wait in the shop. Associates will be required to wear PPE including an apron for every customer, gloves, a face covering,...
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Two Liquor Stores in St. Mary’s County Caught Selling to Underage in Alcohol Compliance Checks

Two Liquor Stores in St. Mary’s County Caught Selling to Underage in Alcohol Compliance Checks

On Tuesday June 30, 2020, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Alcohol Enforcement Unit conducted 15 covert compliance checks within St. Mary’s County. Two businesses were found to be non-compliant. Police used a male confidential informant under the age of 21 with no identification on them to go into liquor stores in St. Mary’s...
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County Commissioners Recognize Sheriff Tim Cameron for 40-Years of Service to St. Mary’s County

County Commissioners Recognize Sheriff Tim Cameron for 40-Years of Service to St. Mary’s County

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County recognized Sheriff Timothy Cameron for 40 years of service to the county during their regular business meeting Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Sheriff Cameron received a commendation from the Commissioners that detailed his service record beginning in 1980 as a Patrolman in the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspect at California Walmart

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

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft investigation. On Friday, May 15, 2020 at 8:52 am, the suspect left the California Walmart store with a cart full of merchandise that he did not pay for. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect...
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Lightning Strike Causes Garage Fire in Avenue

Lightning Strike Causes Garage Fire in Avenue

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at approximately 12:11 a.m., firefighters from Seventh District, Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Leonardtown and Charles County responded to 39049 Hodges Road in Avenue, for the reported structure on fire. While enroute, units were advised it was a detached garage with possible exposure issues to nearby homes. Crews arrived on scene to...
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Firefighters Across Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s and Prince George’s Counties Respond to Multiple Water Rescues Overnight

Firefighters Across Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s and Prince George’s Counties Respond to Multiple Water Rescues Overnight

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at approximately 1:22 a.m., a worker for the State Highway Administration called 911 to report a vehicle attempted to drive through rushing water on Brandywine Road at Swanson Creek. Fire/EMS units including “Swift Water Technicians” and assets from Charles, Prince George’s, Calvert, and St. Mary’s Counties responded to the...
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St. Mary;s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Liquor Theft Suspect in Lexington Park

St. Mary;s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Liquor Theft Suspect in Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft investigation. On Monday, June 8, 2020 at 4:15 pm, the suspect placed a bottle of Crown Royal Apple in his pants and walked out of Lex Liquors in Lexington Park without paying for it. Anyone with information...
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Maryland State Police Warn of Online Frauds and Scams Involving Puppies

Maryland State Police Warn of Online Frauds and Scams Involving Puppies

We have seen a recent increase in online scams related to puppies (Yorkies & Pomeranians) for sale on various websites such as Facebook, Craigslist, etc., where the seller requests payment be sent via gift cards, cash apps, etc., but the buyer never receives the animal. DON’T BECOME A SCAM VICTIM! No legitimate seller should...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools and Library Partnership to Announce Launch of S.M.A.R.T Cards

St. Mary’s County Public Schools and Library Partnership to Announce Launch of S.M.A.R.T Cards

St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) and St. Mary’s County Library are excited to announce the launch of new student library cards called St. Mary’s Access to Research & Technology, or S.M.A.R.T cards.  S.M.A.R.T cards will be issued to all students currently enrolled in St. Mary’s County Public Schools. S.M.A.R.T cards are digital St....
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Southern Maryland Agriculture Development Commision Introduces Farmer Mini Grant Program

Southern Maryland Agriculture Development Commision Introduces Farmer Mini Grant Program

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic virus affecting all aspects of life, and certain agriculture/farm businesses severely, the SMADC board has committed a round of the Southern Maryland Farmer Mini-Grants specifically for pandemic relief. SMADC will begin accepting Mini-Grant applications on July 1, 2020. The Pandemic Relief Mini-Grant cycle will close on July 22, 2020, with awards announced...
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UPDATE: Eight Firefighters Injured After Structure Fire in Great Mills, Cause of Fire Remains Under Investigation

UPDATE: Eight Firefighters Injured After Structure Fire in Great Mills, Cause of Fire Remains Under Investigation

UPDATE 7/6/2020: On Saturday, July 4, 2020, at 3:19 p.m., 43 firefighters from St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties responded to 22360 Douglas Court in Great Mills, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two story single family dwelling with fire showing from the second floor, roof and...
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Historic Sotterley Reopens for 2020 Guided Tour Season

Historic Sotterley Reopens for 2020 Guided Tour Season

While the grounds of Historic Sotterley remained open during the pandemic for our community to enjoy, we are thrilled to now open our Visitor Center and Exhibits for the 2020 Guided Tour Season.  We look forward to sharing the site, its stories, and its history with you! Please note our new days of operation...
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MDOT MVA Offices Closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 in Observance of Independence Day

MDOT MVA Offices Closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 in Observance of Independence Day

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) will close all branch offices on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. All MDOT MVA offices except two – Oakland and Prince Frederick – will reopen Monday, July 6, by appointment only. Vehicle Emissions Inspection...
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UPDATE: Piney Point Structure Fire Caused by Electrical Device Failure, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE: Piney Point Structure Fire Caused by Electrical Device Failure, No Injuries Reported

UPDATE 7/6/2020: On Friday, July 3, 2020, at 5:01 a.m., 31 firefighters in St. Mary’s County responded to 17276 Crab Pot Lane in Piney Point, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a one story duplex with fire showing from the roof. The owner/occupants have been identified as...
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UPDATE: Lusby Man Killed and Port Republic Man Transported to Trauma Center After Head-on Collision on Thomas Johnson Bridge

UPDATE: Lusby Man Killed and Port Republic Man Transported to Trauma Center After Head-on Collision on Thomas Johnson Bridge

UPDATE 10:00 A.M: On July 3, 2020 at approximately 12:10 a.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team were dispatched to the Thomas Johnson Bridge in Solomons, MD for a head on collision. Preliminary investigation revealed, a 2006 Ford Taurus operated by James Owen Burnett, 62 of Lusby,...
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First Responders Across Maryland Get Boost in Wireless Communications with Public Safety Communications Enhancements

First Responders Across Maryland Get Boost in Wireless Communications with Public Safety Communications Enhancements

Maryland’s first responders are getting a major boost in their wireless communications with the addition of new, purpose-built FirstNet cell sites and other network enhancements statewide. This new infrastructure is a part of the FirstNet network expansion taking place across the state, bringing increased coverage, capacity and capabilities for public safety. “I am excited to see...
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Troopers To Continue Increased Enforcement Through The Fourth Of July Holiday Weekend

Troopers To Continue Increased Enforcement Through The Fourth Of July Holiday Weekend

Maryland state troopers will be extra vigilant looking for impaired, distracted and aggressive drivers this Independence Day weekend to ensure travelers get to their holiday destination safely. With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the holiday will be a three-day weekend for many people. As a result, troopers will be...
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St. Mary’s County Holiday Closures for COVID-19 Community Hotline and Testing Sites

St. Mary’s County Holiday Closures for COVID-19 Community Hotline and Testing Sites

Due to the Independence Day holiday, the following COVID-19 operations will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020: Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital St. Mary’s County Health Department’s Harm Reduction Program Office (appointment-free COVID-19 testing and other services) COVID-19 Community Hotline Additionally, due to state laboratory closures on July 3,...
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Maryland State Trooper Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision in California

Maryland State Trooper Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision in California

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, at approximately 8:48 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Chancellors Run Road in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a Maryland State Police vehicle. Dispatchers reported the call came from the Maryland State Police who advised an unmarked...
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NAS Patuxent River Transitions to Health Protection Condition Bravo

NAS Patuxent River Transitions to Health Protection Condition Bravo

NAS Patuxent River and other installations in Naval District Washington (NDW) transitioned from Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie to Bravo on June 29. HPCONs are protocols for public health emergencies, such as a pandemic. Commanders review and update these HPCONs based on risk levels within a local community and in cooperation with local, state...
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