St. Mary’s News

Maryland State Police Arrest Lexington Park Woman on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop in St. Mary’s County

Maryland State Police Arrest Lexington Park Woman on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop in St. Mary’s County

On Saturday, May 25, 2024, TFC Black of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, conducted a traffic stop on Great Mills Road at South Shangri La Drive, in Lexington Park. Upon making contact with the driver of the vehicle, identified as Bridgit Claire Brooks, 29 of Lexington Park, suspected Cocaine was observed. A search...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Lexington Park Man for Possession of Crack While Shoplifting at Target

Maryland State Police Arrest Lexington Park Man for Possession of Crack While Shoplifting at Target

On Saturday, May 25, 2024, TFC Piscopo-Bann of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, responded to the Target, located at 45155 Worth Avenue, California, for the report of a theft. Investigation revealed that Carlos Isaisas Hernandez-Ticas, 21 of Lexington Park, who initially provided a false name, stole approximately $300 worth of goods. A search...
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State Highway Administration Reminds Motorists of Enhanced Work Zone Safety Laws, Increased Fines Going into Effect June 1, 2024

State Highway Administration Reminds Motorists of Enhanced Work Zone Safety Laws, Increased Fines Going into Effect June 1, 2024

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is reminding motorists that changes to state law governing the use of automated speed enforcement in work zones take effect June 1, 2024, with additional changes effective January 1, 2025. Designed to help protect highway workers as well as motorists and their passengers, the new law...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Wanted Lexington Park Man After Providing False Name on Traffic Stop

Maryland State Police Arrest Wanted Lexington Park Man After Providing False Name on Traffic Stop

On Saturday, May 25, 2024, Tpr Lewis of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, conducted a traffic stop on Pegg Road at Westbury Boulevard, in Lexington Park. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Michael Christopher Chase, 32 of Lexington Park, initially provided a false name. Investigation revealed that Chase had an active warrant...
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CSM Announces 2024 Spring Semester Dean’s List

CSM Announces 2024 Spring Semester Dean’s List

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has released its dean’s list for the 2024 spring sessions. Students who have earned 12 or more credits at CSM are eligible to be considered for the dean’s list. At the end of the fall, spring, and summer sessions, full- and part-time students who have completed at least...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Leonardtown Woman After Assaulting Troopers and Deputies

Maryland State Police Arrest Leonardtown Woman After Assaulting Troopers and Deputies

On Wednesday, May 22, 2024, Sr Trooper Oyler of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, responded to an address on Bayside Road, in Leonardtown, for the report of an assault. While on scene assisting with the assault investigation, Carol Marie Thompson, 36 of Leonardtown, became disorderly and failed to comply with orders given by...
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Next Generation Jammer Wins Top Navy Aircraft System Improvement Award

Next Generation Jammer Wins Top Navy Aircraft System Improvement Award

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, MD: The Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) team recently won the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Edward H. Heinemann Award for implementing a critical design change to the NGJ-MB pod by removing the Aft Pivot Assembly (APA) from the pod design, saving millions of dollars and hundreds of...
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Registration for St. Mary’s County Summer Camps & School Age Care!

Registration for St. Mary’s County Summer Camps & School Age Care!

St. Mary’s County Government’s Department of Recreation & Parks announced the opening of registration for Summer Fun Camps and School Age Care programs for the 2024-25 school year. St. Mary’s County Recreation & Parks offers a variety of summer camps for children, ranging from age 4 through rising 10th graders. Summer Fun Day Camps...
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Deputy State Fire Marshal and Underwater Hazardous Device Technician Nominated for Statewide Award

Deputy State Fire Marshal and Underwater Hazardous Device Technician Nominated for Statewide Award

Master Deputy State Fire Marshal and Underwater Hazardous Device Technician Bomb Technician Cory Hurst, a seasoned member of the Office of the State Fire Marshal, has been lauded for his outstanding contributions to public safety and emergency response throughout his career and has been selected as the Bomb Squad nominee for Deputy State Fire...
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Hope in Harmony Hosting Inaugural Concerts in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties June 2024

Hope in Harmony Hosting Inaugural Concerts in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties June 2024

Get inspired! Hope in Harmony’s inaugural choir concerts are coming this June to Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties. Directed by TC O’Brien and accompanied by Erin Tennyson, these concerts are free and fully open to the public. Hope in Harmony has scheduled three concerts for the second weekend in June. Each concert features...
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Enjoy A Free Day of Family Fun at St. Clement’s Island Heritage Day on June 1st, 2024

Enjoy A Free Day of Family Fun at St. Clement’s Island Heritage Day on June 1st, 2024

St. Clement’s Island Heritage Day, a family-friendly event set to occur on June 1, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Clement’s Island Museum and St. Clements Island State Park, encourages the public to visit and become acquainted with the island’s past through activities relating to its history, culture, heritage and ecology....
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One Flown Out After Single Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

One Flown Out After Single Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

On Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at approximately 6:13 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 27790 Mechanicsville Road in Mechanicsville, for a serious motor vehicle collision with one trapped. Mechanicsville VRS ambulance 299C called the collision in and reported two occupants with one trapped. A helicopter was requested for a...
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Alzheimer’s Association Announces New Change to Walk to End Alzheimer’s This Fall

Alzheimer’s Association Announces New Change to Walk to End Alzheimer’s This Fall

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is returning to Southern Maryland this fall – and with an exciting new change! For the past 26 years, participants from the three counties have gathered at various locations to unite in this nationwide movement to reclaim the future for millions affected by Alzheimer’s. This year, they will unite at...
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Police Investigating Shots Fired on Columbus Drive

Police Investigating Shots Fired on Columbus Drive

On Monday, May 27, 2024, at approximately 8:25 p.m., police responded to Columbus Drive in Lexington Park, for reports of shots being fired. 911 callers reported a black male wearing a black sweatshirt fired more than 5 times towards a residence. Police are currently in the area and investigating the incident. No known injuries...
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Police Investigating Hit and Run in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

Police Investigating Hit and Run in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

On Saturday, May 25, 2024, at approximately 10:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the intersection of Point Lookout Road and Great Mills Road, for a reported hit and run collision with no injuries. While responding to the scene, additional 911 callers reported a second motor vehicle collision in the area of Greats Mills Road...
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Maryland Department of State Police Employees Recognized for Heroism and Service

Maryland Department of State Police Employees Recognized for Heroism and Service

Six staff members from the Maryland Department of State Police on Friday received awards for their heroism, outstanding service and efforts to promote safety at the annual State Employees Risk Management Administration (SERMA) 2024 Conference. Aviation Command Flight Paramedics First Sergeant David Svites, Sergeant Joshua Heins, Corporal Kristie Peterson and State Aeromedical Director Dr....
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NAVAIR Recognizes 11 Teams, Individuals Who ‘Changed The Game’ at Annual Commander’s Award

NAVAIR Recognizes 11 Teams, Individuals Who ‘Changed The Game’ at Annual Commander’s Award

On Wednesday, May 22, individuals and teams in 10 categories aligned to NAVAIR’s focus areas: speed of capability, affordability and availability, were recognized in the 24th annual NAVAIR Commander’s Awards. Awardees for small business advocacy and the Association of Naval Aviation Edward H. Heinemann Award were also recognized. “Today’s award winners are being recognized for...
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Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Monday, May 27, 2024, is Memorial Day. This day is a national holiday, for remembering and honoring men and women, who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Waterloo, New York, was declared the official birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966. The holiday had many origins,...
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Five Teens Transported to Trauma Center After Single Vehicle Strikes Tree in Hollywood

Five Teens Transported to Trauma Center After Single Vehicle Strikes Tree in Hollywood

On Friday, May 24, 2024, at approximately 10:27 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of McIntosh Road and McIntosh Court in Hollywood, for a serious motor vehicle collision with entrapment. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle into a tree with one trapped. Firefighters from Hollywood Volunteer...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating 18-Year-Old Male Found Dead in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Police Investigating 18-Year-Old Male Found Dead in Lexington Park

UPDATE 5/24/2024: On Friday, May 24th, 2024, at approximately 7:15 a.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office (SMCSO) responded to the 20000 block of Colby Drive in Lexington Park, for a report of a person not breathing. Upon arrival, deputies located a deceased male victim lying on the ground outside of the...
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Testing of Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Sirens on June 3rd, 2024 at Noon

Testing of Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Sirens on June 3rd, 2024 at Noon

There will be a full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Dorchester counties on Monday, June 3, 2024, at noon. This includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. All citizens should be aware of this scheduled testing and...
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June 2024 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

June 2024 Events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Summer is in full swing at the museum! From lighthouse tours and cruises on the river to animals and a special celebration at Lore Oyster House, you will have many great events to choose from this month. Also, our first Waterside Music Series concert of the season kicks off June 28 with Boyz II...
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St. Mary’s County Jury Convicts Man for Kidnapping and False Imprisonment of Local Car Dealership Employee

St. Mary’s County Jury Convicts Man for Kidnapping and False Imprisonment of Local Car Dealership Employee

State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling announced today that a St. Mary’s County Jury found Joshua Terrell Trippett, 28, of Lusby, Maryland, guilty of kidnapping and false imprisonment for an incident that occurred on November 16, 2023. “The defendant kidnapped a car dealership employee under the guise of a vehicle test drive. He drove dangerously and...
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Residents Honored for Local Historic Preservation Efforts

Residents Honored for Local Historic Preservation Efforts

In celebration of Historic Preservation Month, the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County (CSMC) and Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) presented the annual Historic Preservation Awards. Established in 1999, these awards recognize outstanding achievement and excellence in the field of historic preservation in St. Mary’s County. The CSMC and Historic Preservation Commission are pleased to announce...
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Maryland State Police Bolster Patrols For A Safer Memorial Day Weekend 2024

Maryland State Police Bolster Patrols For A Safer Memorial Day Weekend 2024

Maryland State Police beginning Friday will increase enforcement efforts on impaired, aggressive and distracted driving through the Memorial Day weekend. State troopers from all 23 barracks across Maryland will conduct saturation patrols from Friday to Monday. Increased enforcement efforts are funded by the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office. The...
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