St. Mary’s News

No Four Leaf Clover Is Going To Protect You

No Four Leaf Clover Is Going To Protect You

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, troopers suggest those whose celebrations will include alcohol take time to make the right decision and designate a sober driver. Based on past experience, Maryland state troopers are anticipating an increase in impaired driving as celebrants will be traveling on St. Patrick’s Day to and from different locations to...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Four New Deputies

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Four New Deputies

Four new deputies have joined the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. The deputies were sworn in on Friday, March 3, 2017, at the Circuit Courthouse by Ms. Joan Williams, Clerk of the Circuit Court. Later that evening, an official graduation was held at Patuxent High School in Lusby, MD, where Sheriff Tim Cameron conferred...
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Maryland State Police Urge Motorists To Remove Ice From Vehicles

Maryland State Police Urge Motorists To Remove Ice From Vehicles

After multiple incidents involving drivers being injured by glass from windshields broken by flying ice, Maryland State Police are urging motorists to remove all ice from their vehicles to prevent it from becoming dangerous highway projectiles. Maryland state troopers have dealt with multiple incidents today involving vehicles damaged by ice flying off other vehicles....
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Drayden Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

Drayden Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Christopher Zane Ordiway, 43, of Drayden, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison, followed lifetime supervised release, for possession of child pornography. Ordiway admitted to engaging in sexual activity with a minor victim and possessing photos of that sexually explicit conduct. Judge Titus also ordered that, upon...
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Outstanding Theft Warrants for St. Mary’s County

Outstanding Theft Warrants for St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating suspects with Outstanding Theft Warrants. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to contact Deputy Hannah Smith at 301-475-4200, ext. *8123 or by email, at Hannah.Smith@stmarysmd.com. Anyone with information is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text a tip to...
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UPDATE: SMECO Restores Power in Wake of Storm

UPDATE: SMECO Restores Power in Wake of Storm

UPDATE 3/15/2017 @ 6:00 p.m.: Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has been working to restore service to customers affected by the storm that began causing outages early Tuesday morning. “SMECO had about 1,800 customers without power last night and that number was whittled down to 450 at 11 a.m. today. Crews have been working in...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Sandy

Wednesday’s Pet is Sandy

Wednesday’s Pet for 3-15-2017 is Sandy Featured Pet: Sandy Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Yorkie/Maltese Mix Sex: Female Size: Small (11 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $325.00 (See Procedures on Rescue’s site) http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/doodledawgs.html Sandy is a pretty 6-year-old Yorkie/Maltese Mix. This adorable girl is loving, affectionate...
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Bushwood Man Arrested for Burglary and Trespassing

Bushwood Man Arrested for Burglary and Trespassing

On Monday, February 27, 2017, Deputy A. Budd of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 36000 block of Skyview Drive in Bushwood for a reported disturbance. The suspect, Antwanne Lamont Carter, 22, of Bushwood, forced entry into the residence without permission and refused to leave. Carter left for a brief period...
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Wind Advisory in Effect for all of Southern Maryland

Wind Advisory in Effect for all of Southern Maryland

The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 8:00 am this morning to 6:00 p.m., this evening (3/15/2017). TIMING: After daybreak through this afternoon. Highest gusts expected late this morning into this afternoon. WINDS: Northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts around 45 to 50...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Executive Order Declaring State of Emergency in Maryland in Anticipation of Snowstorm

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Executive Order Declaring State of Emergency in Maryland in Anticipation of Snowstorm

Governor Larry Hogan today signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in Maryland, beginning Monday, March 13 at 9:00 PM, in response to the winter storm which could bring significant amounts of snow to areas across the state. “Our state is taking every precaution and coordinating all available resources to respond to...
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Maryland State Police Troopers Being Reassigned to Storm Duty

Maryland State Police Troopers Being Reassigned to Storm Duty

State troopers not normally assigned to road patrol are being reassigned today to storm duty as the Maryland State Police joins other state agencies in preparation for the pending storm. Troopers from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, Automotive Safety Enforcement Division and Special Operations Division are being assigned to State Police barracks across Maryland...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Offering Citizens Web-Based Method to Report Minor Crimes

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Offering Citizens Web-Based Method to Report Minor Crimes

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is now offering citizens a web-based method to report minor crimes where there is no suspect information or other investigative leads. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Online Reporting System can be used to report any suspicious incidents, lost property, theft, or vandalism, where no suspect is known...
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You’re Invited: Mother Catherine Academy Challenges Local Law Enforcement to a Basketball Game to Benefit NolanStrong

You’re Invited: Mother Catherine Academy Challenges Local Law Enforcement to a Basketball Game to Benefit NolanStrong

Mother Catherine Academy students challenged local state and county police departments to a game of basketball, and the officers accepted! You’re invited to watch the game on Sunday, March 19, from noon to 4 p.m. in the school gymnasium. The event, which includes a host of other activities in addition to the game, will...
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Waldorf Man Passed Out at Gas Pumps Arrested for Possession of Drugs and Theft

Waldorf Man Passed Out at Gas Pumps Arrested for Possession of Drugs and Theft

On February 25, 2017, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office units were dispatched to the Mechanicsville Burchmart for a call to check the welfare of an individual. Upon arrival, deputies located a male sleeping at the fuel pumps in a motor vehicle. Deputy K. Flerlage made contact with two subjects on the scene exiting the...
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UPDATE: Clinton Gantt Arrested in Charles County

UPDATE: Clinton Gantt Arrested in Charles County

UPDATE 3/12/2017: Clinton Maurice Gantt, who was wanted by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was arrested in Charles County by Deputy V. Warker, of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. Gantt was arrested late Saturday Night, March 11, 2017 and charged with the following crimes Possession of Drugs (Not Marijuana) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Escape (Gantt...
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Hobby Lobby Scheduled to Open Next Month

Hobby Lobby Scheduled to Open Next Month

UPDATE 3/5/2017: The grand opening date of Hobby Lobby in California, is scheduled to be April 14, 2017, this date is subject to change. 7/16/2017: Signs and banners at the old Kmart on Three Notch Rd, in California, Maryland are announcing that a Hobby Lobby is “Coming Soon”. Although there is no information on the...
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Three Charged with Distribution of Drugs After Raid on Lexington Park Home

Three Charged with Distribution of Drugs After Raid on Lexington Park Home

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division identified Antonio W. Chase, 30 of Lexington Park, as a distributor of cocaine. A search and seizure warrant was obtained for his residence on Rogers Drive in Lexington Park, MD. The search warrant was executed with the assistance of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s...
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Outstanding Burglary Warrants for St. Mary’s County

Outstanding Burglary Warrants for St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating suspects with Outstanding Burglary Warrants. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to contact Deputy Hannah Smith at 301-475-4200, ext. *8123 or by email, at Hannah.Smith@stmarysmd.com. Anyone with information is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text a tip...
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Three Indicted and Arrested on Drug Charges in St. Mary’s County

Three Indicted and Arrested on Drug Charges in St. Mary’s County

Tina Marie Tippett, 28 of Lexington Park, was indicted and subsequently arrested by Deputy First Class Potter of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for the possession of oxycodone, heroin, and cocaine. She was also charged with possession with intent to distribute oxycodone and cocaine. John Glen Olson, 33 of Lexington Park,  was indicted...
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Two Men Arrested for Armed Robbery and Assault in Lexington Park

Two Men Arrested for Armed Robbery and Assault in Lexington Park

On March 7, 2017, at approximately 12:03 p.m., officers from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported armed robbery in Lexington Park. The Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and continued the investigation. The investigation revealed the victim was held at gunpoint inside a shed in the 46000 block of...
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Wanted Man Captured and Charged with Concealment of a Dangerous Weapon

Wanted Man Captured and Charged with Concealment of a Dangerous Weapon

On March 3, 2017, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Smokey Joe’s restaurant located in the 22000 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park for a reported “hold up” alarm. The investigation revealed suspicious persons were in the parking lot with one of the suspects wearing what was described as a...
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Leonardtown Man Arrested for Assault

Leonardtown Man Arrested for Assault

On Monday, February 27, 2017, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the 40000 block of Juniors Court in Leonardtown for a reported argument where allegedly the suspect threatened to shoot the victim in the head. The suspect left a visible injury on the victim’s head from pushing the victim. The victim advised...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

On Monday, February 27, 2017, while on patrol in the 45000 block of Fox Chase Drive in Great Mills, Deputy D. Potter of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office made contact with two occupants in a motor vehicle backed into a parking space. While making contact, the occupants displayed signs of being under the...
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CSM Student Spotlight: Retiree ‘Has a Story to Tell’

CSM Student Spotlight: Retiree ‘Has a Story to Tell’

He is a non-traditional student. At 65, Benjamin Brown of Randle Cliff in Calvert County is more than a generation older than the average 25-year-old College of Southern Maryland (CSM) undergraduate. And while some of his fellow students have just recently finished high school and may still be living with their parents, Brown arrived...
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Scott Dikkers, creator of The Onion, Presents “The Real Story of Fake News” at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Scott Dikkers, creator of The Onion, Presents “The Real Story of Fake News” at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland welcomes The Onion creator Scott Dikkers on Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Michael P. O’Brien Athletics and Recreation Center, 19050 Hill Commons Drive. Dikkers will discuss “The Real Story of Fake News” in what promises to be a hilarious and insightful lecture presented by the Mark...
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