St. Mary’s News

Death Investigation Underway at Take it Easy Campground in Callaway

Death Investigation Underway at Take it Easy Campground in Callaway

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to a camper at the Take It Easy Campground, in Callaway Upon arrival, deputies and medical personnel located an unconscious male victim in his twenties. The victim was declared deceased by first responders. Detectives from...
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Oily Rags Blamed in Charlotte Hall Restaurant Fire

Oily Rags Blamed in Charlotte Hall Restaurant Fire

On Monday, September 4, 2017, at approximately, 9:41 p.m., firefighters responded to the Steak in a Sack Restaurant at 30090 Three Notch Road, in Charlotte Hall, for a report of a commercial building fire. Firefighters arrived on scene and discovered a single story commercial building, with heavy smoke showing. The business closed at 3:00 p.m....
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September is National and Maryland Preparedness Month

September is National and Maryland Preparedness Month

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) are reminding Marylanders that September is both National and Maryland Preparedness Month. Throughout the month, state officials are urging all residents to review preparedness information for severe weather and other emergencies. In an effort to promote preparedness, Maryland’s...
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Hammond Assumes Command of NAS Patuxent River

Hammond Assumes Command of NAS Patuxent River

Capt. Jason Hammond assumed command of Naval Air Station Patuxent River in a change of command ceremony Aug. 31 at the installation’s Hangar 110. Hammond’s role as NAS Patuxent River commanding officer follows his previous position as the base executive officer (XO). “The experience of being Pax River’s XO has been extremely rewarding,” said...
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Police NOT Investigating Sexual Assault Reported at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Police NOT Investigating Sexual Assault Reported at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

  A sexual assault was reported to a St. Mary’s College of Maryland staff member on September 3, 2017. The sexual assault was reported to have occurred in a campus residence on September 3, 2017. It is believed that the offender and the victim DO NOT KNOW each other. The suspect is described as...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Warns Drivers of Common Back-to-School Traffic Violations

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Warns Drivers of Common Back-to-School Traffic Violations

St. Mary’s County’s 2017-2018 school year officially begins Tuesday, September 5. While parents and students prepare to head back to school – the community should, too. The St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office urges residents to make themselves aware of school zones and speed limits throughout St. Mary’s County before the first day of school. The...
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Great Mills Woman Arrested for Handgun Possession After Traffic Stop

Great Mills Woman Arrested for Handgun Possession After Traffic Stop

On Sunday, August 27, 2017, at approximately 12:15 a.m., Trooper B. Ditoto, from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack conducted a traffic stop on Pegg Road in Lexington Park, for a vehicle traveling 54 in a 40 MPH zone. Trooper Ditoto made contact with the female operator of a tan Buick passenger vehicle, later...
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Woman Arrested After Jumping Over Burger King Counter in Lexington Park

Woman Arrested After Jumping Over Burger King Counter in Lexington Park

On Sunday, August 20, 2017, at approximately 9:55 a.m., Trooper First Class, C. Ditoto from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, responded to the Burger King on Great Mills Road, in Lexington Park, for a disturbance. The Trooper made contact with the manager who said a woman hopped over the counter and refused to...
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First Production Contract Awarded for CH-53K King Stallion

First Production Contract Awarded for CH-53K King Stallion

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded a sole source, Fixed Price Incentive Firm, Firm Fixed Price, Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee contract  to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin company, for the Lot 1 Low Rate Initial Production of the CH-53K King Stallion, valued at $303,974,406. The contract action provides the funds for two CH-53K helicopters along with engineering...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested Again and Again for Burglary and Violating Protective Order

Lexington Park Man Arrested Again and Again for Burglary and Violating Protective Order

On Monday, August 14, 2017, a Deputy from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Three Notch Road in Dameron, for the report of a disturbance. A man called 911 to and said his younger brother was trying to break into the house, he identified him as Jonathan Stephen Hoyer,...
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Sheriff’s Office Recognized for Commitment to Safety in Public Schools

Sheriff’s Office Recognized for Commitment to Safety in Public Schools

Since 2015, Sheriff Tim Cameron and Superintendent Scott Smith have made collaboration on safety issues a top priority. They host a myriad of Opioid Awareness events for students and their parents, train and increase partnerships between school resources officers and administration, and continue to work on their safety plans in the event of a...
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Sex Offender from Wisconsin Arrested in Lexington Park

Sex Offender from Wisconsin Arrested in Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigations Division, received information about a registered sexual offender that was possibly residing in Lexington Park, Maryland without the knowledge of law enforcement officers. The investigation revealed Brandon Matthew Weare, 28, was a registered sexual offender stemming from a conviction in 2011 from the state of Wisconsin....
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International Overdose Awareness Day – Bryant’s Story

International Overdose Awareness Day – Bryant’s Story

“I never believed this would happen to us!” A familiar quotation heard in everyday life, but what happens when everyday life turns into your worst nightmare? For Bryant’s family that is exactly what happened the day they realized Bryant was suffering with opioid addiction; an addiction that would eventually claim his life. Bryant’s life...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Provides Safe Place for Dogs Following Hurricane Harvey

Tri-County Animal Shelter Provides Safe Place for Dogs Following Hurricane Harvey

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is rescuing and transporting 12 dogs from the shelters affected by Hurricane Harvey.  The Tri-County Animal Shelter is a Humane Society of the United States placement partner and will be working with the Humane Society of Charles County, Round Table Haven, and Pets in Need in Southern Maryland to house...
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Lexington Park Man Charged With Vehicle Arson

Lexington Park Man Charged With Vehicle Arson

Deputy State Fire Marshals have charged Phillip Jonathan Fenwick, 58, of Lexington Park, after determining he was responsible for setting his 2011 Ford Fusion on fire after he reported it stolen the day prior. On June 29, 2017 just before 7:00 p.m., the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched for a vehicle fire at...
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Everything Your Kids Wanted to Know about Heroin

Everything Your Kids Wanted to Know about Heroin

What exactly is heroin? And how is it different from legal drugs? Students asked, and doctors answered these questions and more during NIDA’s “Chat Day.” Check out more questions and answers below.image of heroin Question: Knguyen, Sugar Land Middle, asked: What does heroin do to your brain? Dr. Wilson Compton answered: Heroin is an...
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Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop Invites the Community to Their 2nd Year Anniversary Celebration

Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop Invites the Community to Their 2nd Year Anniversary Celebration

Barbara and Chip Whipkey, owners of Wild Birds Unlimited of St. Mary’s County opened their Wild Birds Unlimited store in August of 2015.  Since that time, they have been actively sharing the joy of backyard birdfeeding with the community and have received a lot of support from the community in this endeavor. The Whipkey’s...
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Elks Disaster Relief Program Helping Texas Victims

Elks Disaster Relief Program Helping Texas Victims

National Elks President Malcolm J. McPherson Jr. recently announced Local Elks Lodges from every state, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Panama Canal Zone will be raising donations to assist the thousands impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. National Elks President Malcolm J. McPherson Jr. also authorized a donation of $25,000 be made from the...
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CSM Signs Six to Volleyball Team for 2017 Season

CSM Signs Six to Volleyball Team for 2017 Season

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has signed six players to the Hawks’ volleyball team for the 2017-18 season. They include Alexis Lauer, middle hitter (Huntingtown High School); Reagan Tuiasosopo, outside/middle blocker (North Point High School); Aliyah Jackson, outside (Riverdale Baptist High School); Alexandra Allen, outside/middle hitter (Skyview High School, Billings, Montana); Savannah Carroll,...
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MDOT MVA Announces Labor Day Closings

MDOT MVA Announces Labor Day Closings

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) will close all offices and VEIP stations on Monday, September 4, 2017, in observance of Labor Day. MDOT MVA’s self-service VEIP kiosks will remain open. Customers are encouraged to complete transactions online at MVAonline.md.gov. Transactions include: Driver’s License Renewals Duplicate/Additional Registration Cards Vehicle Registration...
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Back-to-School Vaccination Clinic Scheduled at St. Mary’s County Health Department

Back-to-School Vaccination Clinic Scheduled at St. Mary’s County Health Department

The St. Mary’s County Health Department has scheduled a back-to-school vaccination clinic for children ages birth through 18 years old. The clinic will be held Tuesday, September 19 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the health department located at 21580 Peabody Street in Leonardtown. Parents should contact their primary health care provider with...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Needs Help Identifying Theft Suspects

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Needs Help Identifying Theft Suspects

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017 , at 11:35 p.m., the suspects stole food items from the Korner Karry Out. The Korner Karry Out is located at 27350 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville, Maryland. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspects and/or about this incident is asked to contact  Deputy Ball at 301-475-4200 ,...
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‘Light of Day’ event kicks off Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

‘Light of Day’ event kicks off Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Staring down at her weapon while on her fourth deployment to Afghanistan, Tracy Hurtt was delirious. “Pick me up,” she heard the weapon say. Hurtt, a retired Army sergeant first class and now a NAVAIR civilian, was battling bronchitis from the poor air quality and then made the unfortunate discovery, via social media, her...
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Sobriety Checkpoint in St. Mary’s County Scheduled

Sobriety Checkpoint in St. Mary’s County Scheduled

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of other agencies, will be conducting a roadside sobriety checkpoint during the evening of Thursday, August 31, in central St. Mary’s County. Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills three people every two hours, according to the United States Department of Transportation. In partnership...
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Mechanicsville Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Offense Against 14-Year-Old Girl

Mechanicsville Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Offense Against 14-Year-Old Girl

UPDATE 8/30/2017: On Friday, August 25, 2017, Joseph Aloysious Maddox, 51, of Mechanicsville, appeared in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court and entered a guilty plea to the charge of sex offense in the third-degree. Maddox was arrested on April 16, 2017, after he solicited a 14-year-old girl for a sex. The victim admitted she and...
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