St. Mary’s News

Wednesday’s Pet is BERNIE

Wednesday’s Pet is BERNIE

Wednesday’s Pet for 11-1-17 is BERNIE Featured Pet: Bernie Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Treeing Walker Coonhound Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Bernie is 7 years old, but does not seem a day over 2. She is full of love and...
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St. Mary’s County – Missing Person – Macy Jean Harim

St. Mary’s County – Missing Person – Macy Jean Harim

Macy Jean Harim, age 24, of Park Hall, was reported missing on October 30, 2017. Harim is 5’4 and weighs 190lbs, and has black hair. Harim has medical issues which may require medication. Anyone with information is asked to contact Corporal Reppel at (301) 475-4200 extension *8059, or the Sheriff’s Office at (301) 475-8008....
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SMECO Customers Report Scam Calls

SMECO Customers Report Scam Calls

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) was recently contacted by about 20 customer-members who received phone calls from scammers targeting businesses in the area. Scammers may identify themselves as SMECO employees and demand prepaid debit cards in order to avoid having electric service cut off. According to Tom Dennison, managing director of government and public...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County – Missing Person LOCATED

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County – Missing Person LOCATED

Miranda Joy Shipman, age 15, of Charlotte Hall, was reported missing on October 30, 2017. Shipman is 5’3 and weighs 100 lbs., and was last seen wearing blue jeans/pants and a gray sweater. At this time there are no critical factors known. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cpl. Flerlage at (301) 475-4200...
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October is the Perfect Time for Tasty Maryland Oysters

October is the Perfect Time for Tasty Maryland Oysters

Maryland Department of Agriculture is reminding Marylanders that autumn is time to “Savor a Maryland oyster!” Or, “Slurp a Maryland oyster,” if that’s your style. “Chesapeake Bay seafood at its very best in the autumn, especially oysters, and oyster festivals celebrating the sweet bivalve,” said Maryland Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder. He noted that Department’s...
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VIDEO: Car Crashes into Brass Rail Sports Bar in Great Mills

VIDEO: Car Crashes into Brass Rail Sports Bar in Great Mills

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, at approximately 2:40 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Point Lookout Road in Great Mills Road for the report of a serious motor vehicle accident. Emergency personnel arrived on scene to find a passenger vehicle had driven into the Brass Rail Sports Bar. Witnesses reported the car traveling...
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VIDEO: Fire Reported at AT&T Store, People Roasting Marshmallows while Waiting for iPhone X Release

VIDEO: Fire Reported at AT&T Store, People Roasting Marshmallows while Waiting for iPhone X Release

On Thursday, October 27, 2017, at 12:33 a.m., firefighters from Bay District and surrounding Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 45450 Alton Lane at the Popeyes  in California for the report of outside fire threatening a commercial building. Units responding to the call were advised by dispatch, the 911 caller was at McDonald’s, and saw...
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Answers to Emergency Radio Failure and Allegations in St. Mary’s County, Still Unclear

Answers to Emergency Radio Failure and Allegations in St. Mary’s County, Still Unclear

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 4:15 a.m., dispatchers at the St. Mary’s County Emergency Communications Center were made aware that Sheriff’s Office Deputies were unable to hear them. The computer system alerted dispatchers to several minor system alarms. Following protocol they then transitioned to their portable backup radios and said they were able to...
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Man Arrested for Masturbating Under Table in California Applebee’s

Man Arrested for Masturbating Under Table in California Applebee’s

On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, Deputy M. Beyer of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Applebee’s restaurant, on Miramar Way, in California, Maryland, for a report of an individual exposing himself in public. Contact was made with an employee who told police he witnessed an adult male, later identified as Jorge Oivares...
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St. Mary’s College to Waive Application Fee for First-Generation Students

St. Mary’s College to Waive Application Fee for First-Generation Students

St. Mary’s College of Maryland will waive the application fee for any first-generation student who applies to St. Mary’s College. Per www.imfirst.org, a first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s) have not completed a bachelor’s degree. This means that that student is the first in his or her family to attend a four-year college to attain a bachelor’s degree. “First-generation students...
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See and Be Seen on Halloween with MDOT SHA Reflective Vests

See and Be Seen on Halloween with MDOT SHA Reflective Vests

Close encounter with a zombie? Hungry vampires at the chase?  Goblins on your heels?  The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is offering recommendations for pedestrians coping with these Halloween vices: look up, look out, walk calmly, use crosswalks and follow traffic signals. Because every day and especially on Halloween, everyone...
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Tri-County Council Presents $79,680 to St. Mary’s County

Tri-County Council Presents $79,680 to St. Mary’s County

The Tri-County Council of Southern Maryland presented a check for $79,680 to the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County during the board’s weekly business meeting. The money is earmarked for the relocation of the Charlotte Hall Farmers Market. In 2006, St. Mary’s County signed an agreement with the Tri-County Council’s Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission...
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Wednesday’s Pet is HARPER

Wednesday’s Pet is HARPER

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/25/17 is HARPER Featured Pet: HARPER Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: LAB Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Harper is a 2-year-old Lab mix.  She came into rescue all the way from Florida where she was in a shelter...
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Vehicle Crashes into Village Liquors in Chaptico

Vehicle Crashes into Village Liquors in Chaptico

On October 25, 2017, at approximately 2:05 p.m, police and emergency personnel responded to Village Liquors at  Budds Creek Road, in Chaptico for a motor vehicle accident. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a vehicle into the building. Two people were transported to an area hospital for minor injuries. The cause of the accident is unknown...
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State Approves Opioid Intervention Team Plans for All 24 Local Jurisdictions

State Approves Opioid Intervention Team Plans for All 24 Local Jurisdictions

In the months since Governor Larry Hogan declared a State of Emergency to combat the heroin and opioid crisis, Maryland’s Opioid Operational Command Center has been working with state agencies and local jurisdictions to address the epidemic, which is ravaging communities across the state. Today, the Maryland Department of Health released its overdose death report...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspects

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Theft Suspects

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the persons pictured above. On Sunday, October 15, 2017 at approximately 11:50 a.m., the suspects conspired and stole items from the Weis Market in California, Maryland. The Weis Market is located at 45315 Alton Lane, California. All four were last seen leaving in...
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Police Investigating Death of Infant in Lexington Park

Police Investigating Death of Infant in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at approximately 6:45 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 21000 block of Liberty Street, in Lexington Park, for a report of an infant not breathing. The infant was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, where the infant was pronounced deceased....
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Home Invasion in Mechanicsville

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Home Invasion in Mechanicsville

On Monday, October 23, 2017, at approximately 11:00 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 39000 block of Beach Drive in Mechanicsville for a reported home invasion/robbery. The victim advised several armed men wearing masks, forced entry into the residence, and stole property. Anyone with information about this incident...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Selling Fake Heroin and Gun Charges

Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Selling Fake Heroin and Gun Charges

On Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack conducted a search and seizure warrant at 27912 Budds Creek Road, in Mechanicsville and 46641 Wineberry Lane, in Lexington Park. Since early in 2017 the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division (CED) central and south, began an investigation into the sale of heroin within...
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Exclusive Video: Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Van Fire in California

Exclusive Video: Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Van Fire in California

On Monday, October 23, 2017, at approximately 3:45 p.m., firefighter from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to Military Drive in California. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a Ford minivan with smoke showing. The fire was quickly extinguished by firefighters. Fire damaged the front seat and carpet of the van. The cause of...
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Park Hall Women Arrested After Breaking Into Apartment in Lexington Park

Park Hall Women Arrested After Breaking Into Apartment in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Corporal Corcoran, of the St. Mary’s County Sherriff’s Office responded to the Three Notch Apartments at 22589 Three Notch Road, in Lexington Park, for a reported Trespassing. Responding Deputies received additional information that the suspect was out of control inside the residence and refusing to leave. Police had been...
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Maryland State Park Passes for 2018 Now Available

Maryland State Park Passes for 2018 Now Available

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers access to outdoor opportunities for everyone, and right now is an ideal time to get passes for entry to public lands for 2018. The Maryland State Park & Trail Passport available now provides park access through Dec. 31, 2018 — meaning extra usage time for the year-long pass if purchased before...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces November Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces November Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following November monthly promotions and reminders: Adopt-A-Senior Month (Wednesday, Nov. 1- Thursday, Nov. 30)  During the month of November, adoption fees will be reduced for cats and dogs 5 years and older. The adoption fee is reduced to $90 for senior dogs and $15 for...
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VIDEO: Fire Destroys Pickup Truck in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Fire Destroys Pickup Truck in Lexington Park

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, at approximately 7:15 p.m., police and firefighters responded to Quatman Road, in Lexington Park for the report of a vehicle fire. Emergency personnel arrived on scene to find a pickup truck in the travel portion of the roadway with the engine compartment engulfed in flames. Firefighters worked quickly to...
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VIDEO: Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating Robbery of California Liquor Store

VIDEO: Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating Robbery of California Liquor Store

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the persons pictured. On Saturday, October 14, 2017 at approximately 9:00 p.m., the suspects entered the Lexington Villiage Wine & Spirits store located at 46400 Lexington Way #103, California, and split up. Suspect #2 gained the clerks attention when he dropped a bottle...
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