St. Mary’s News

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Participates in “Read Across America” with Girl Scout Troop #6756

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Participates in “Read Across America” with Girl Scout Troop #6756

Local Girl Scout Troop #6756 hosted a “Read Across America” event at Mother Catherine Academy last Thursday, March 2, 2017, to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss. As part of the festivities, the troop invited Corporal Angela Delozier to read books to impressionable youth. “I chose to read ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go’ by...
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Hollywood Woman Wanted on Drug Distribution Charges Arrested in Owings for Possession of Crack Cocaine

Hollywood Woman Wanted on Drug Distribution Charges Arrested in Owings for Possession of Crack Cocaine

On Thursday, March 2, 2017, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Deputy C. Fox of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was alerted by his license plate scanner that a owner/driver of a passing vehicle had an outstanding warrant. Deputy Fox made confirmation with the Control Center and conducted a traffic stop at East Chesapeake Beach Road/Limerick...
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Wednesday’s Pet is NICK

Wednesday’s Pet is NICK

Wednesday’s Pet for 3/8/17 NICK Featured Pet: Nick Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: 3 legged Breed: Lab/Rottweiler Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium (40 pounds) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Nick is a 4-year-old Lab/Rottweiler Mix. Three years ago, he was hit by a car and suffered severe trauma...
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Hogan Remains Popular, but Marylanders Disagree With him on Some Issues, Poll Finds

Hogan Remains Popular, but Marylanders Disagree With him on Some Issues, Poll Finds

Gov. Larry Hogan remains very popular in the latest Goucher College poll, and a majority lean toward re-electing him, but Marylanders go further than he is willing to do on significant issues such as paid sick leave, raising the minimum wage and school funding. A strong majority does favor Hogan’s positions supporting an independent...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Attack on Woman

UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Attack on Woman

UPDATE:  Donald Leo Parks, 23, of  Lexington Park was sentenced to 10 years in prison following his guilty plea to a charge of second-degree assault, that occurred on December 10, 2015. 12/30/2015: On December 10, 2015, an adult female was approached by an unknown male on the 21000 block of Sheriff Miedzinski Way in...
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Mechanicsville Man Wins $50,000 Top-Prize Scratch-Off at Burchmart

Mechanicsville Man Wins $50,000 Top-Prize Scratch-Off at Burchmart

Paul Long and the two good friends he meets for coffee every Sunday morning are big Maryland Lottery fans. They each buy tickets for themselves during the week, playing games from Keno and Pick 3 to Mega Millions and Powerball. Sunday is scratch-off day. The trio has agreed that playing instant tickets is strictly...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $128.7 Million in Revenue During February

Maryland Casinos Generate $128.7 Million in Revenue During February

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced February 2017 revenue numbers for the state’s six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County, and MGM National Harbor in Prince...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death of Lexington Park Teen

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death of Lexington Park Teen

On March 5, 2017, at 5:49 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a medical emergency in Lexington Park with a CPR in progress. Hugo Morales, 13, was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The investigation continues. The follow statement was released from the St. Mary’s County...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Lexington Park Man Arrested on Drug Charges

On Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7:32 pm, Trooper First Class S. Ditoto of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle, on Route 5, south of Route 235 for a traffic violation. A probable cause search was conducted, which revealed; suspected marijuana, suspected Percocet and drug paraphernalia. The...
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Cheseldine Tire & Auto Opens New Leonardtown Location

Cheseldine Tire & Auto Opens New Leonardtown Location

One of Southern Maryland’s most established automotive repair centers, Cheseldine Tire & Auto, have expanded their efforts and are pleased to announce the opening of their second location in Leonardtown, MD. The company is expressing enthusiasm about the new location in Leonardtown and believes it will benefit both their business and clients. They look...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested After Stabbing Mother in Knife Assault

Lexington Park Man Arrested After Stabbing Mother in Knife Assault

On Friday, February 24, 2017, Deputy J. Bare of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46000 block of Thoroughbred Way in Lexington Park for a reported assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Reynard Lewis Cox, 27, of Lexington Park, stabbed the victim in the arm with a knife causing a visible...
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Pax Sailors volunteer with D.C. Special Olympics Bowling Championship

Pax Sailors volunteer with D.C. Special Olympics Bowling Championship

Sixteen Sailors from across NAS Patuxent River volunteered their services at the 2017 District of Columbia Special Olympics Bowling Championship, which took place Feb. 22 and 23, in Hyattsville, Maryland. For two days, from start to finish, the Sailors helped out wherever they were needed, kept score, and interacted with and provided encouragement to...
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Hogan-Rutherford Administration Declares State of Emergency, Announces Major Funding to Combat Heroin and Opioid Crisis in Maryland

Hogan-Rutherford Administration Declares State of Emergency, Announces Major Funding to Combat Heroin and Opioid Crisis in Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today signed Executive Order 01.01.2017.02 declaring a State of Emergency in response to the heroin, opioid, and fentanyl crisis ravaging communities in Maryland and across the country. This declaration activates the governor’s emergency management authority and enables increased and more rapid coordination between the state and local jurisdictions. The governor, along...
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Outstanding Assault Warrants for St. Mary’s County

Outstanding Assault 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 Assault 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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Hoyer: Repealing the Affordable Care Act Would Have Immediate Consequences for all Marylanders

Hoyer: Repealing the Affordable Care Act Would Have Immediate Consequences for all Marylanders

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) joined Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Reps. Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and John Sarbanes (MD-03) at a media availability this afternoon following a Maryland delegation meeting to discuss how Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act will severely impact Marylanders. Below is a transcript...
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Maryland Natural Resources Annual Photo Contest Begins

Maryland Natural Resources Annual Photo Contest Begins

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting entries for its annual photo contest now through Aug. 31, 2017. Photographers – from novice to professional – can  enter online or by mail for the chance to win cash and other prizes. Winning entries will be posted online and featured in an issue of the quarterly Maryland Natural Resource magazine and adorn the...
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Maryland Lottery and Gaming Supports Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Maryland Lottery and Gaming Supports Problem Gambling Awareness Month

As Maryland Lottery and Gaming continues its deepening commitment to responsible gambling programs, the agency is proud to support a national effort to raise awareness of problem gambling. Maryland Lottery and Gaming is again participating in the National Council on Problem Gambling’s annual effort to promote March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month. “Reinforcing the...
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Maryland #8 in U.S. News & World Report “Best States” Rankings

Maryland #8 in U.S. News & World Report “Best States” Rankings

Maryland has been recognized as one of the best states in the nation to live in by U.S. News & World Report in their inaugural “Best States” ranking, which analyzed data in seven key areas – education, health care, infrastructure, economy, government, opportunity, and crime and corrections – to determine the state’s composite score....
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State Fire Marshal Reminds all Marylanders of Fire and Life Safety Issues During Power Outages

State Fire Marshal Reminds all Marylanders of Fire and Life Safety Issues During Power Outages

Severe storms are threatening Maryland. These storms may cause disruption in electrical service to our homes. State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci is cautioning citizens when using alternative light and electrical sources during power outages. “These easy to follow tips will help all Marylanders avoid injury or death during power outages,” said the State...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Zoey

Wednesday’s Pet is Zoey

Wednesday’s Pet for 3/01/2017 Zoey Featured Pet: Zoey Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Boxer/Rottweiler Mix Sex: Female Size: Large Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Zoey is a 1-year-old Boxer mix. She is a smart girl that loves people. Zoey is a giant love bug. She is great with other dogs....
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Hollywood Man Arrested on Burglary and Drug Charges

Hollywood Man Arrested on Burglary and Drug Charges

On Monday, February 13, 2017, Deputy A. Budd of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46000 block of Lynch Lane in Lexington Park for the report of a burglary in progress. The victim stated the suspect, Carlonte Antoine Knott, 25, of Hollywood, entered the residence without permission. A probable cause search...
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Hughesville Man Dies in Weekend Boating Accident

Hughesville Man Dies in Weekend Boating Accident

The Maryland Natural Resources Police is investigating the death of a Calvert County man whose body was recovered late Sunday afternoon near his capsized boat south of the Patuxent River Bridge. Scott Lawson Suder, 41, of Hughesville, was last seen Saturday at about noon, prior to a violent storm that raced through the area....
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Investigation Into Death Of A St. Mary’s County Man Continues

Investigation Into Death Of A St. Mary’s County Man Continues

Maryland State Police investigators at the Leonardtown Barrack identified a St. Mary’s County man found in a pond behind his home on Saturday afternoon and continue their investigation into his death. The deceased is identified as James O’Grady, 53, of Mechanicsville. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. The cause and manner of death...
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Charlotte Hall Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Walmart

Charlotte Hall Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Walmart

On Wednesday, February 15, 2107, Deputy D. Potter of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Walmart in California for a reported theft. The suspect, Jessica Nicole Michael, 26, of Charlotte Hall, attempted to conceal merchandise and exit the store, but was stopped by an asset protection employee. While being arrested, it...
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Lexington Park Man who Slapped Juvenile Arrested for Child Abuse

Lexington Park Man who Slapped Juvenile Arrested for Child Abuse

On Monday, February 20, 2017, Deputy G. Muschette of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 20000 block of Poplar Ridge Road in Lexington Park for the report of an assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Ralph Nicholas Lafollete, 37, of Lexington Park, slapped the juvenile victim in the face with an...
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