St. Mary’s News

Lexington Park Man Indicted for Murder in Death of Jonathan Elkins

Lexington Park Man Indicted for Murder in Death of Jonathan Elkins

Tyreise Divron Nelson, 24, of Wolftrap Street, in Lexington Park, was indicted on the following charges COUNT I (POSSESSION OF CARFENTANIL) For that on or about the 5th day of June, 2017, in Callaway, St. Mary’s County, Maryland, the Defendant, TYREISE DIVRON NELSON, did unlawfully possess a controlled dangerous substance of Schedule II, to...
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Six Separate Indictments for Second-Degree Murder – Press Conference to be Held Tomorrow

Six Separate Indictments for Second-Degree Murder – Press Conference to be Held Tomorrow

Governor Larry Hogan, St. Mary’s County Sheriff Timothy Cameron, St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney Richard Fritz, Colonel William Palozzi, of the Maryland State Police and Captain Eric Sweeney, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriffs Office Vice/Narcotics unit, will be holding a press conference tomorrow, August 9, at 10:00 am., to announce  the Indictments off drug...
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Leonardtown Woman Arrested for Selling Deadly Carfentanil in St. Mary’s County

Leonardtown Woman Arrested for Selling Deadly Carfentanil in St. Mary’s County

During the month of June 2017, the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division Central South Narcotics Unit (CED) began an investigation on the sale of heroin/carfentanil in the St. Mary’s county area. As the investigation progressed, investigators were able to identify a main supplier of heroin as Christina Granados McCauley, 58, of Breton Bay...
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Re-Creating Yourself, One Beat at a Time

Re-Creating Yourself, One Beat at a Time

First, there is a steady beat coming from a single drum. Boom — boom, boom, boom. Other drummers gradually join in, each on differently sized and toned drums, as they match the beat created by the leader. Participants in the drum circle focus their eyes on the floor or the ceiling to concentrate on...
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National Weather Service has Issued a Tornado Warning for Parts of Southern St. Mary’s County

National Weather Service has Issued a Tornado Warning for Parts of Southern St. Mary’s County

A Tornado Warning has been issued for parts of St. Mary’s County, including Saint George Island MD, Scotland MD until 3:45 p.m.
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Death Investigation Underway at Point Lookout State Park

Death Investigation Underway at Point Lookout State Park

On Monday, August 7, 2017, at approximately 2:30 p.m., police and emergency medical services personnel responded to a pier at Point Lookout State Park, in Scotland, for the report of a male suffering from a gunshot wound. The male was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene. The victim will be transported to the Office...
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International Overdose Awareness Day Goes Local in St. Mary’s County

International Overdose Awareness Day Goes Local in St. Mary’s County

In response to the increasing number of Southern Maryland families impacted by opiate addiction, Walden and the St. Mary’s County Health Department are sponsoring a special event on August 31st to mark International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD). This local event, “A Time to Remember, A Time to Act” combines the opportunity for participants to...
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Aircraft Division Scientists, Engineers Win Top Department of the Navy Awards

Aircraft Division Scientists, Engineers Win Top Department of the Navy Awards

Three of Aircraft Division’s best scientists and engineers earned the Department of the Navy’s 2016 Assistant Secretary of Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition Dr. Delores M. Etter Top Scientists and Engineers of the Year Awards. Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) Allison Stiller presented the awards during a recent...
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Motor Vehicle Accident Sends Scooter Operator to Trauma Center

Motor Vehicle Accident Sends Scooter Operator to Trauma Center

On Monday, August 7, 2017, at approximately 11:20 a.m., police and emergency personnel were dispatched to Great Mills Road, in the area of Lexwood Drive, in Lexington Park for the report of a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle. Crews arrived on scene and discover a two vehicle collision involving a SUV and a...
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Police Request Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

Police Request Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the suspect pictured. On May 30, 2017, the suspect pictured, opened a credit card in the victim’s name and attempted to purchase over $800 in electronics at a Kohl’s Department Store in Alexandria, VA. The suspect attempted to use a fake driver license...
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Community Alert – Alternate Energy Suppliers Soliciting Door-to-Door

Community Alert – Alternate Energy Suppliers Soliciting Door-to-Door

In response to calls received from concerned citizens and recent social media posts, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office investigated reports of suspicious persons in the Wildewood area claiming to be representatives of SMECO. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the individuals are NOT affiliated with SMECO; they are alternate energy suppliers of...
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Can you Identify This Burglary Suspect on Esperanza Drive

Can you Identify This  Burglary Suspect on Esperanza Drive

During the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 1, 2017, unknown suspect(s) entered a victim’s motor vehicles and stole property in the Esperanza Farms Subdivision. Corporal Corcoran and Deputy Bowie are investigating the cases. CASE# 40433-17, 40431-17 and 40416-17 Some of the stolen property was recovered the next day near the burglaries. Anyone with...
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Cancer Charity Ordered to Stop Soliciting in Maryland

Cancer Charity Ordered to Stop Soliciting in Maryland

Secretary of State John C. Wobensmith and Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced today a Cease and Desist Order has been issued against We Can Cer-Vive! and its president and founder, Mia Wright. The order follows an investigation that revealed multiple violations of the Maryland Solicitations Act, including using false and misleading advertising...
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Girls on the Run of Southern Maryland Fall 2017 Season Registration Now Open

Girls on the Run of Southern Maryland Fall 2017 Season Registration Now Open

Girls on the Run Southern Maryland’s registration for the fall 2017 season opens on August 12. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in 3rd through 8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident. The volunteer-led program brings together groups of 8-15 girls for a ten-week...
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Police Request Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspects

Police Request Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspects

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at  6:45 a.m., while the suspects were in the Hollywood Burchmart the male suspect placed merchandise in his pants pockets and then both left without paying for those items. The Hollywood Burchmart is located at  24686 Three Notch Road. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspects and/or...
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Shop with a Cop Equips Students with Back to School Gear

Shop with a Cop Equips Students with Back to School Gear

Gearing up for a new school year can be costly for families in Southern Maryland when you factor in haircuts, new clothes, and school supplies. Since 2003, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has participated in the Back to School Shop with a Cop Program. This year’s event took place Saturday, July 29. Twenty-five...
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Wednesday’s Pet is ACE

Wednesday’s Pet is ACE

Wednesday’s Pet for 08/02/17 ACE        Featured Pet: Ace Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Yorkie Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Ace is a mature, purebred Yorkie.  He is good with kids but will do best in a home where he is the...
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SMECO Files to Reduce Distribution Rates

SMECO Files to Reduce Distribution Rates

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) submitted a filing to the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) on August 1, 2017, to reduce its Distribution Service charges for customers. The lower rates are the result of a redistribution of SMECO’s transmission costs, which will save SMECO customers more than $1.85 million per year. The new rates...
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Lexington Park Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision

Lexington Park Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at approximately 12:50 p.m., Senior Trooper M. Moore, of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED) came upon a motor vehicle collision on northbound Maryland Route 5 in the area of Legacy Farm Place, in Waldorf. Trooper Moore located a subject not breathing and began lifesaving measures with the assistance...
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Maryland State Police Continues Focus On Distracted Drivers

Maryland State Police Continues Focus On Distracted Drivers

Maryland State Police are continuing to make enforcement of distracted driving laws a top priority as troopers issued significantly more citations and warnings over the first six months of 2017 compared to the same time last year. Between Jan. 1 and July 1 2017, Maryland State troopers issued a combined 20,762 warnings and citations,...
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California Man Charged with Animal Cruelty After Dog Found Dead

California Man Charged with Animal Cruelty After Dog Found Dead

On Saturday, July 19, 2017, Corporal  D. Reppel of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Louisdale Drive, in California, to assist Animal Control Officer, Joy Wilson for the report of an animal cruelty complaint. Police arrived on scene and made contact with Officer Wilson who advised there was a tan Husky dog...
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Former Pastor from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Sentenced to 18 Months Home Confinement

Former Pastor from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Sentenced to 18 Months Home Confinement

U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced John S. Mattingly, 71, of Charlotte Hall, to 3 years supervised release that includes 18 months of home confinement for bank fraud in connection with a scheme to steal funds from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, while he was the pastor. Judge Chasanow also ordered Mattingly to...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Another Armed Robbery in Lexington Park

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Another Armed Robbery in Lexington Park

On Friday, July 28, 2017, at approximately 11:30 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies responded to the report of an armed robbery in the area of Cinnamon Way in Lexington Park. Deputies made contact with two adult female victims who alleged they were stopped by two black male suspects while driving in...
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Ambulance Crash in Leonardtown

Ambulance Crash in Leonardtown

On Saturday, July 29, 2017, at approximately 2:50 p.m., emergency personnel responded to Medleys Neck Road in the area of Whirlwind Road, in Leonardtown for the report of an ambulance overturned. Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad, Ambulance A196 was returning to their station after running a call when the vehicle left the roadway and overturned. The...
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First West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquito Pool of 2017 Confirmed

First West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquito Pool of 2017 Confirmed

The Maryland Department of Agriculture has announced the first detection of a West Nile virus mosquito pool in Maryland in 2017.  On July 28, the Maryland Department of Health confirmed the presence of West Nile virus in mosquitoes collected by department personnel in the New Carrollton area (Prince George’s County) on July 18.  Ultra-Low...
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