St. Mary’s News

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Arrest California Man for Possession of Marijuana

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Arrest California Man for Possession of Marijuana

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office detectives identified Tyler David Guice, 19, of California, as a distributor of marijuana. A search and seizure warrant was obtained for his residence and was executed by Vice Narcotics detectives, Vice Narcotics support team members, and a K-9 deputy. A search of the residence revealed 2.2 ounces of highly...
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Hollywood Woman Wins $30,000 Playing Keno at Moose Lodge in Hollywood

Hollywood Woman Wins $30,000 Playing Keno at Moose Lodge in Hollywood

A 51-year-old Hollywood resident is living the good life after winning $30,000 playing Keno, her favorite Maryland Lottery game. Eleanor Evitts was with her sister Denise Lane at the Patuxent Moose Lodge in Hollywood when Eleanor became an instant celebrity. The lucky winner has been playing Keno weekly at the lodge for years. The...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested After Intentionally Setting Fire to His Truck

Lexington Park Man Arrested After Intentionally Setting Fire to His Truck

Investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s Office responded for a vehicle fire on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, around 5:22 a.m., at 21262 Joe Baker Court in Lexington Park. A 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer was intentionally set on fire and subsequently destroyed by the fire. The Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire...
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Police Investigating Stabbing in Great Mills

Police Investigating Stabbing in Great Mills

On February 5, 2017, at approximately 11:45 p.m, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to a reported stabbing at the Villas at Greenview apartment complex in Great Mills. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and are continuing the investigation. The suspects, described as two white males in...
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Police Obtain Second Arrest Warrant in Murder of Lexington Park Woman

Police Obtain Second Arrest Warrant in Murder of Lexington Park Woman

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division have identified a second suspect wanted in connection with the murder of Miaquita Gray, of Lexington Park, who was shot and killed last week. An arrest warrant has been obtained for Charles Leon Thompson, Jr., 33, of Waldorf. The other suspect, Anthony Dangelo Wilkins,...
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Maryland Association of Counties Stands with Governor Hogan on Road Kill Bill Repeal

Maryland Association of Counties Stands with Governor Hogan on Road Kill Bill Repeal

The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo), a non-profit and non-partisan organization that advocates on behalf of local governments to the Maryland General Assembly, has voted to support Governor Larry Hogan’s call for a full repeal of House Bill 1013, more commonly known as the Road Kill Bill. This legislation, passed over the governor’s veto in...
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UPDATE: Great Mills Man Found Guilty After Pointing Gun at Deputy

UPDATE: Great Mills Man Found Guilty After Pointing Gun at Deputy

UPDATE 1/7/2017: After a two day jury trial, on Thursday February 4, 2017, the jurors found Pekka Robert Heinonen, of Great Mills guilty of both counts of first degree assault and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence. States Attorney Richard D. Fritz would like to thank the prosecutor...
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Wanted Great Mills Woman Arrested for Possession of Drugs

Wanted Great Mills Woman Arrested for Possession of Drugs

On Tuesday, January 17, 2017, Cpl. E. O’Connor of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspicious person incident in the 45000 block of Chancellor’s Run Court in Great Mills. The investigation revealed the suspect, Joy Marie Jackson, 41, of Great Mills, had active warrants for her arrest. Another deputy recognized her...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Saturation Patrols

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Saturation Patrols

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office wishes the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons luck in Super Bowl LI. For those attending Super Bowl parties or watching the Super Bowl at a local restaurant on February 5, 2017, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone to celebrate responsibly. The Sheriff’s...
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Nolan Loses His Courageous Fight Against Cancer

Nolan Loses His Courageous Fight Against Cancer

It is with great Sadness that Nolan Scully passed away at 11:54 p.m., last night. May he rest in peace, he will truly be missed. The NolanStrong Facebook page had the following post. With the most pain a mother could EVER feel, Sgt. Rolling Nolan passed away last night at 11:54pm in the arms...
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Police in Waldorf Investigating Murder of Lexington Park Woman

Police in Waldorf Investigating Murder of Lexington Park Woman

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, at approximately 1:25 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a business, Beer 4 U, located at 2177 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located two people with gunshot wounds. Miaquita Gray, 26, of Lexington Park, had a gunshot...
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Carroll County Man Charged with Arson at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Carroll County Man Charged with Arson at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

A 19-year-old male student has been charged after determining he was responsible for setting a fire inside Dorchester Hall located on St. Mary’s College of Maryland campus in St. Mary’s City. On March 24, 2016 at approximately 3:00 p.m., a fire involving clothing inside the laundry room was discovered by staff and quickly extinguished....
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Governor Larry Hogan Delivers 2017 State of the State Address

Governor Larry Hogan Delivers 2017 State of the State Address

On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, Governor Larry Hogan emphasized bipartisan achievement and outlined his plans to reform redistricting, foster economic growth and fight Maryland’s heroin and opioid crisis in his third State of the State address Wednesday… Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, and my fellow Marylanders: It is...
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NAS Patuxent River Holds Emergency Response Exercise

NAS Patuxent River Holds Emergency Response Exercise

Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River held an emergency response exercise, Feb. 1, as part of the Navy’s Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield 2017 (SC-CS17) exercise. SC-CS17 is an anti-terrorism/force protection exercise conducted by Navy installations within the continental United States. The purpose of SC-CS17 is to ensure that the Navy is ready to respond to...
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St. Mary’s County Man Wins Second Big Lottery Prize in Six Months

St. Mary’s County Man Wins Second Big Lottery Prize in Six Months

A lucky 21-year-old Southern Maryland resident just claimed his second large Lottery prize in six months. He discovered his $100,000 top-prize winning Super Crossword scratch-off last week at Twist Wine and Spirits in Lexington Park. The California, Md. man purchased some crossword-style scratch-offs and took them home to play. Once home, he scratched off...
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Naval Air Station sounds All Clear Following Suspicious Package Response

Naval Air Station sounds All Clear Following Suspicious Package Response

UPDATE 2/2/17 @ 1:15 p.m.: NAS Patuxent River evacuated Building 2185 temporarily Feb. 2 as a response to a suspicious package. Following a call of a suspicious package in Building 2185 at NAS Patuxent River at shortly before 11 a.m. the building was evacuated for the safety of personnel. The package was inspected by...
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Lawmakers Target Escalating Drug Prices

Lawmakers Target Escalating Drug Prices

Maryland House and Senate Democrats are moving to stamp out prescription drug price gouging and force drug makers to reveal how their drugs are priced. joshua-auerbach-right-jeremy-greene Assistant Attorney General Joshua Auerbach, right, and Hopkins medical historian Jeremy Greene. On Tuesday, policy analysts, advocates and an assistant attorney general testified before the Senate Finance Committee...
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Leonardtown Man Arrested for Possession of Crack Cocaine

Leonardtown Man Arrested for Possession of Crack Cocaine

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office detectives identified Joseph Tyrone Holton AKA”Cowboy”, 54, of Leonardtown, as a distributor of crack cocaine. A search and seizure warrant was obtained and was executed by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team (EST), Vice/Narcotics support team members, and a K-9 deputies. As deputies approached the residence,...
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Two Arrested for Thefts from Motor Vehicles in Great Mills

Two Arrested for Thefts from Motor Vehicles in Great Mills

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 2:02 a.m., Trooper Mulhearn from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the area of Upper Kells Lane, in Great Mills, for the report of breaking and entering to motor vehicles. Tpr. Mulhearn made contact with a witness, who advised they had seen two males searching inside...
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Wednesday’s Pet is HARRY

Wednesday’s Pet is HARRY

Wednesday’s Pet for 2/1/17 is HARRY Featured Pet: HARRY Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle/Dachshund Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium (18 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Harry is an almost 1-year-old beagle-dachshund mix. He is well socialized and always happy. Harry is still young...
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Wanted Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Possession of Heroin

Wanted Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Possession of Heroin

On Friday, January 27, 2017 at approximately 7:00 p.m., Trooper First Class S. Ditoto and Trooper Powis from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the 21000 block of Great Mills Road, in Lexington Park, for the report of a vehicle collision. A routine check revealed that an occupant of one of the...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Assualt

Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Assualt

On Thursday, January 12, 2017 at approximately 4:55 a.m., Trooper Rutkoski from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to a residence on the 26000 block of Dixon Way, in Mechanicsville, for a reported assault. Investigation revealed that Terry Lee Phillips, 50, of Mechanicsville, had pointed a firearm at two subjects employed by a...
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Winter Birds- What the birds want you to know

Winter Birds- What the birds want you to know

The life of a bird in the winter is more stressful than many people think – days are often windy and cold; nights are long and even colder. The berry-laden vegetation of summer and fall has withered or been consumed, and most insects have died or become dormant. Finding food can be especially challenging...
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Wanted Lexington Park Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Wanted Lexington Park Man Arrested on Drug Charges

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, Corporal J. Stone of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 22000 block of Valley Estate Drive in Lexington Park to assist another deputy with a conservator. During the investigation, the suspect, David Eric Strain, age 30, of Lexington Park was located in the residence. Deputies confirmed...
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Fire Deaths Summon Fire Prevention Awareness

Fire Deaths Summon Fire Prevention Awareness

The State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci wants to remind all Marylanders of the importance and value of fire prevention. Nine fire deaths have been recorded during the first 30 days of the New Year. Six of these deaths involved victims under the age of 18. Two victims were over the age of 50...
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