St. Mary’s News

St. Mary’s County Government Launches Animal Shelter Survey

St. Mary’s County Government Launches Animal Shelter Survey

St. Mary’s County Government is seeking input from citizens in Charles and St. Mary’s counties to determine options regarding a proposed animal shelter. Citizens and interested stakeholders can go to www.stmarysmd.com/shelter to take part in a special online animal shelter survey. Responses will be used to develop plans and decide next steps in the...
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VIDEO: Two Arrested in Smoking Truck in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Two Arrested in Smoking Truck in Lexington Park

On Thursday, May 11, 2017, at approximately 3:50 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, responded to the Comfort Inn & Suites on Three Notch Road, in Lexington Park for the report of a vehicle fire with occupants trapped. Firefighters arrived on scene and discovered an occupied pickup truck in the parking lot with light smoke/mist coming...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for for DUI and Burglaries

Lexington Park Man Arrested for for DUI and Burglaries

On Sunday, April 23, 2017 at approximately 6:00 a.m., Trooper Krenik of the from the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack responded to the Indian Bridge Kennels, located at 21325 Indian Bridge Road, in California, for a reported burglar alarm. Investigation revealed that one of the front windows of the building had been broken from...
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Corporal Angela Delozier receives Sam Walker Lifetime Achievement Award

Corporal Angela Delozier receives Sam Walker Lifetime Achievement Award

On Wednesday, April 12, Corporal Angela M. Delozier received the prestigious Sam Walker Lifetime Achievement Award at the Maryland State D.A.R.E. conference and in-service training in Ocean City. A 13-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, Delozier has been a D.A.R.E. instructor for the last decade and teaches new D.A.R.E. instructors in Maryland and Virginia....
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Thank an Officer, It’s National Correctional Officer and Employees Week

Thank an Officer, It’s National Correctional Officer and Employees Week

Please join us in recognizing and congratulating the St. Mary’s County Adult Detention Center Correctional Officers and staff for the demanding work they do each day. Working in the detention center is demanding, and correctional officers are in a heightened state of vigilance all the time. We extend our most genuine gratitude for your...
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Piney Point Man Arrested for Assault in Family Argument

Piney Point Man Arrested for Assault in Family Argument

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 16000 block of Sayre Point Lane in Piney Point, for a reported assault. The investigation revealed the suspect and a family member became engaged in a verbal fight. Another family member attempted to intervene in an attempt to...
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California Couple Arrested for Shoplifting at Walmart with Children

California Couple Arrested for Shoplifting at Walmart with Children

On Monday, May 8, 2017, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Walmart in California, for a reported theft in progress. Prior to deputies arrival, the two suspects fled the store.  Loss prevention personnel followed the suspects and provided location updates to the responding units. Deputies located and detained both suspects...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Violation of a Protective Order

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Violation of a Protective Order

Violation of a Protective Order – On Sunday, April 30, 2017, Deputy A. Budd of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 22000 block of Upland Dr., Bushwood, for an alleged violation of a protective order. The investigation revealed Robert Lee Jupiter III, 34 of Lexington Park, contacted the...
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Hit Singer & Songwriter, Colt Ford to Play SOMD Musicfest with Joe Diffie

Hit Singer & Songwriter, Colt Ford to Play SOMD Musicfest with Joe Diffie

Country artist and hit songwriter, Colt Ford, is bringing his rockin’ country music to SoMD Music Festival at Bowles Farm in Clements, MD Saturday, June 10. Fans can expect a powerful, high-energy show with many of his hits like “Crank It Up,” “Dirt Road Anthem,” and “Cut ‘Em All” featuring Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson....
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CSM to Close for Memorial Day Weekend, Observe Early Friday Closings During Summer

CSM to Close for Memorial Day Weekend, Observe Early Friday Closings During Summer

In observance of Memorial Day, the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will be closed Saturday, May 27, through Monday, May 29. The college will resume normal operations on Tuesday, May 30. In addition, starting May 26 and continuing every Friday in July except for July 7, all CSM campuses will observe early closing for...
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CSM Nursing Graduate Compares Camaraderie to that of the Military

CSM Nursing Graduate Compares Camaraderie to that of the Military

Every winter and spring commencement, nursing students at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) line up, dressed in their best, to await their recognition and pinning ceremony that precedes their graduation at CSM’s La Plata Campus. But for one of those students awaiting their turn during the recent winter commencement, she could not stand...
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Police and the Dept of Aging & Human Services to collect to Medication from Homebound and Caregivers for the Fourth Year

Police and the Dept of Aging & Human Services to collect to Medication from Homebound and Caregivers for the Fourth Year

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Aging & Human Services collaborate to offer medication collection to homebound and caregivers for the fourth year Each year, communities across the country offer to collect residents’ unused medications as part of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Initiative, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration...
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Wednesday’s Pet is GODIVA

Wednesday’s Pet is GODIVA

Wednesday’s Pet for 5/10/2017 is GODIVA Featured Pet: Godiva Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Beagle Sex: Female Size: Medium    Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Godiva was living in a barn, before that she found herself at a shelter in Virginia.  She deserves a loving family...
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UPDATE: Missing Juvenile LOCATED

UPDATE: Missing Juvenile LOCATED

The Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing juvenile: Tashiya Freniqua Thompson (DOB: 09/13/2000) Thompson was last seen at Great Mills High School. She has long, straight, black hair and brown eyes. Her hair, in length, comes just below her shoulders. She may possibly have a blue drawstring...
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Hoyer Attends a Demonstration of the College of Southern Maryland’s Robotics Team

Hoyer Attends a Demonstration of the College of Southern Maryland’s Robotics Team

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer met with students on the College of Southern Maryland’s Talons Robotics Team this afternoon and viewed a demonstration of their work. The Talons recently made it to the semi-final round of the VEX-U World Championship competition in Louisville, Kentucky, and received their division’s Innovate Award....
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NAVAIR Wins Award for Recruiting, Hiring Individuals with Disabilities

NAVAIR Wins Award for Recruiting, Hiring Individuals with Disabilities

CAREERS & the disABLED magazine named NAVAIR as the 2017 Public-Sector Employer of the Year for its commitment to recruiting, hiring and promoting people with disabilities at a ceremony in Boston April 20. Steve Nickle, director for Air ASW, Assault and Special Missions Programs Contracts Department, accepted the award on behalf of NAVAIR at...
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Chesapeake Bay Report Card Shows Steady Health Recovery

Chesapeake Bay Report Card Shows Steady Health Recovery

The overall health of Chesapeake Bay improved in 2016, a positive sign that recovery efforts are working. The largest estuary in the nation scored a C grade (54 percent) in the 2016 report card, one of the highest scores calculated by scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. In addition, fish...
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UPDATE: Suspicious Activity Reported Near Greenview Knolls Elementary School

UPDATE: Suspicious Activity Reported Near Greenview Knolls Elementary School

UPDATE 5/9/2017 @ 7:00 P.M.: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office takes every report seriously. The sheriff’s office is actively investigating a complaint of an individual (no further description) operating an alleged purple van approaching a child in the Greenview Knolls neighborhood located on Military Lane in Great Mills. Last week, an advisory message...
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Miedzinski Park, in Leonardtown Receives Funding

Miedzinski Park, in Leonardtown Receives Funding

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today announced the awarding of 23 Community Parks and Playgrounds Program grants – totaling $2.5 million – to municipalities across the state. From pickleball courts in Ocean City to new playground equipment in Mountain Lake Park, the program provides essential funding for the creation, enhancement and renovation of recreational...
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Naked Lexington Park Woman Arrested at St. Mary’s Square

Naked Lexington Park Woman Arrested at St. Mary’s Square

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to St. Mary’s Square, on Great Mills Road, in Lexington Park, for a female subject exposing her naked body inside of a vehicle. Upon arrival, Corporal T. Snyder observed Deborah Ann Barnaby, 51 of Lexington Park, sitting in the passenger seat...
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CSM President’s Retirement Party to Raise Funds for New Scholarship, June 3

CSM President’s Retirement Party to Raise Funds for New Scholarship, June 3

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and the CSM Foundation will celebrate the many contributions of retiring president, Dr. Bradley Gottfried, at a special evening June 3 at the newly opened Center for Trades and Energy Training (CTET) at the CSM Regional Hughesville Campus. The Celebrating a Career, Building Futures event is a chance...
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Waldorf Man Arrested After Continuing to Violate Protective Orders

Waldorf Man Arrested After Continuing to Violate Protective Orders

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 40000 block of Breton View Dr. Leonardtown, for the report a male suspect observed climbing onto the rear deck of a residence and then entering the residence. The investigation revealed the suspect, identified as Steven Wayne Sams, 37...
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National Arson Awareness Week in Full Swing

National Arson Awareness Week in Full Swing

National Arson Awareness Week will be in full swing from May 7th through May 13th this year. The theme for this year’s awareness campaign focuses on protecting houses of worship from intentional fires through prevention. The honorable Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed May 7 – 13, 2017 as National Arson Awareness Week in Maryland....
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Name Released in Early Morning Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in St. Mary’s County

Name Released in Early Morning Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 5/8/2017 @ 1:45 p.m.: On Sunday, May 7, 2017 at approximately 1:40 a.m., Troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack responded to the area of Maryland Route 4, north of Fairgrounds Road, in Leonardtown, for a reported serious motor vehicle collision. The investigation revealed, the operator, Lewis Small, 28, was operating a 2012 BMW northbound...
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Experts Warn of Increases in Tick-Borne Powassan Virus

Experts Warn of Increases in Tick-Borne Powassan Virus

Powassan (POW) virus is transmitted to humans by infected ticks. Approximately 75 cases of POW virus disease were reported in the United States over the past 10 years. Most cases have occurred in the Northeast and Great Lakes region. Signs and symptoms of infection can include fever, headache, vomiting, weakness, confusion, seizures, and memory...
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