St. Mary’s News

Bench Warrant Arrests

Bench Warrant Arrests

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown have picked up the following people on Bench Warrant Arrests: Warrant Service – On Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 5:25pm, Tpr. E.  T. Reuschling served a Bench Warrant (T3-15147) on Kenneth Thomas Gunning, 55, of Waldorf. The warrant was issued with an original charge of Attempted Theft Less Than...
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Loffler Center’s Grand Re-Opening

Loffler Center’s Grand Re-Opening

 After more than a year and a half, the Loffler Senior Activity Center has been repaired, reopened for business following a ribbon cutting attended by local dignitaries, commissioners and citizens of St. Mary’s County on Thursday, Sept. 29. The Center is located at 21905 Chancellor’s Run Road, at the Chancellor’s Run Regional Park in...
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Veteran’s Day Parade Entries Now Being Accepted

Salute America’s Veterans!  Registration is now open for marching units, individuals and organizations wishing to participate in the annual Veterans Day Parade in Leonardtown!  Parade entries can include marching units, floats, bands, schools, scouts, clubs, cheerleaders, bikes, vintage cars, horses or other entries! The parade will begin at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 11...
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Firefighters Battle Apartment Blaze

Firefighters Battle Apartment Blaze

 On Thursday, Sept. 29 around 1:30 p.m., firefighters from Bay District and Hollywood VFD along with the Lexington Park Rescue Squad responded to report of a commercial building fire located at the Fox Chase Apartment Complex in Great Mills. Crews arrived on the scene at 45955 Fox Chase Drive to Apt. #13 to discover...
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St. Mary’s County Police Blotter

St. Mary’s County Police Blotter

St. Mary’s County Police are investigating the following incidents: Assault On September 28, 2011 at approximately 8:30 p.m. deputies responded to a residence on Fox Ridge Road in Lexington Park, Maryland, for a report of an assault.  Deputy Flerlage responded to the scene and made contact with the victim.  Investigation revealed Ryan Christopher Conyers,...
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Sex Offender Violates Probation

Sex Offender Violates Probation

On September 28, 2011, Detectives from the St. Mary’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations Special Victim’s Unit apprehended registered sex offender Eric Jon Okrasinski, age 42, at his residence in Mechanicsville on a violation of probation warrant. The warrant was being held by the Division of Corrections and the defendant was transported to the Maryland...
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Irene May be History, but its Legacy Still Remains

Irene May be History, but its Legacy Still Remains

Hurricane Irene roared through North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and points north before being downgraded to that of a tropical storm and moving through New York and into New England. The storm’s violent winds and torrential rains took a heavy toll on Southern Maryland which immediately after left thousands of area residents without power and...
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Felony Drug Charges

Felony Drug Charges

Melvin Jerome Price (Age 30 of Clements) was arrested on an open Grand Jury Indictment for felony drugs charges to include “Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute” and “Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute”. Suspect Price has been avoiding apprehension for the last several months. He was taken into custody...
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Crack Cocaine Dealer Arrested

Crack Cocaine Dealer Arrested

 Thomas Elwood Barber, 51 of Lexington Park, was reported to be selling “Crack Cocaine” in a Lexington Park neighborhood. Undercover purchases of “Crack Cocaine” were made and detectives presented the cases to the St. Mary’s County Grand Jury. Arrest warrants were issued and Suspect Barber was arrested. He is being held without bond.
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Don’t Miss Sotterley WineFest Oct. 1, 2

Don’t Miss Sotterley WineFest Oct. 1, 2

Sotterley Plantation will celebrate the best of Maryland in the breathtaking setting of this National Historic Landmark at Riverside WineFest at Sotterley 2011 on Saturday and Sunday, October 1 & 2, noon until 6:00 p.m. both days. For two days, guests will have the chance to taste the offerings from over two dozen Maryland...
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Get Vaccinated: St. Mary’s Flu Clinic Schedule

A good way to keep you and the people around you protected against the seasonal flu this year is to get vaccinated and the St. Mary’s Hospital Health Connections staff is making it easy for you to do so.  Health Connections staff will administer seasonal flu shots at various locations throughout the county beginning...
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Local Fishing Report: Rockfish Galore

Local Fishing Report: Rockfish Galore

We have endured 30 days of earthquake, hurricane, tropical storm, eternal gloom, overcast and rain. Is there good news here? Yes! There are rockfish galore in the mouth of the Patuxent, up the Patuxent and in the Bay from Point No Point to Point Lookout. Rockfish are caught daily and at night at Myrtle...
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St. Mary’s County Police Blotter

St. Mary’s County Police Blotter

St. Mary’s County Police are investigating the following incidents: CDS Violation On September 23, 2011 James Devon Pixley, 21, of Leonardtown, was stopped by K-9 Corporal Todd Fleenor for operating an all terrain vehicle on the roadway.  Corporal Fleenor contacted Pixley and observed a plastic bag containing suspected marijuana next to Pixley on the...
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HVFD Open House Oct. 9

HVFD Open House Oct. 9

The Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department would like to invite the public to an Open House to be held at the station on Sunday, Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week. The firehouse is located at 24801 Three Notch Road, Hollywood, MD 20636. This year’s theme is “Protect Your...
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UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Park Hall

UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Park Hall

UPDATE: The pedestrian that was struck and killed along Route 5 in the area of Janeen Lane in Park Hall on Sept. 27, has been identified as Clinton W. Rankin Jr., 29 of Lexington Park. Investigation revealed Clinton Wayne Rankin was walking in the travel portion of northbound Maryland Route 5 in a very dark area and wearing dark...
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Wildewood Gas Leak Affects School Dismissals

Wildewood Gas Leak Affects School Dismissals

 St. Mary’s County Public Schools has been notified by the Emergency Operations Center that Wildewood Parkway is closed between Wildewood Drive and Hickory Nut due to a gas leak. Students living in this area will be held at their schools until such time as the road is open and we are able to complete...
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Feline Frenzy: Come Adopt the “Purrfect” Pet for FREE

Feline Frenzy: Come Adopt the “Purrfect” Pet for FREE

Did you know that the Tri-County Animal Shelter receives on average more than 500 cats a month from the community? These cats are looking for a loving home to call their own. Visit the Tri-County Animal Shelter on any Thursday through Saturday in October to adopt a cat for free! If you are looking...
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Fit & Healthy St. Mary’s Photo Contest

From now until October 15, Fit & Healthy St. Mary’s invites you to “Show Us Your Moves.”  Take a photo of your family, friends or yourself enjoying a hike amongst the sight and sounds of nature, or at a calming Yoga class and you will have a chance to win one of six great...
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Cameron Sworn In as New President of Maryland Sheriff’s Association

Cameron Sworn In as New President of Maryland Sheriff’s Association

On September 14, 2011 at the Maryland Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ of Police Annual Training Conference, St. Mary’s County Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron was sworn in as the new President of the Maryland Sheriff’s Association. “The Maryland Sheriffs’ Association’s mission is to develop, enhance, and promote the professionalism of Sheriff’s Offices; assure the highest standards...
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Women Detained for Theft at Wal-Mart

Women Detained for Theft at Wal-Mart

 On September 24, 2011 two females identified as Tyesha Navette Williams, 18 and Tania Latoya Knight, 21 both of Lexington Park, entered the Wal-Mart store located in California, Md. A loss prevention officer observed Williams and Knight placing merchandise into a pink gym bag.  The two women passed all points of purchase and exited...
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Raddatz Receives ‘Deputy of the Year’

Raddatz Receives ‘Deputy of the Year’

On September 14, 2011 at the Maryland Sheriff’s and Chief’s of Police Annual Training Conference, Detective Corporal William A. Raddatz received the Deputy Sheriff of the Year Award for Community Service from the Maryland Sheriff’s Association. Detective Corporal Raddatz was nominated for the Maryland Sheriff’s Award by Captain Terry Black.  Captain Black highlight’s Detective...
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Woman Jailed for Stabbing Man in Face

On Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 1:04 a.m., TFC J. S. Gibson responded to the 45000 block of Military Lane in California for a reported disturbance. Upon arrival, contact was made with a male complainant, 29, of Lexington Park who advised he was stabbed in the face by a female subject after being involved...
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SMAC High School Scoreboard Week 4

SMAC High School Scoreboard Week 4

The Leonardtown Raiders football team had gone nine games without the taste of victory and Thomas Stone had not won in 19 games so, something had to give on Thursday, Fair Night in St Marys County. The Raiders last win was against Thomas Stone early last season and had been outscored 347-42 during that...
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State Police Blotter- Leonardtown

State Police Blotter- Leonardtown

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown are investigating the following incidents: Warrant Service – On Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 12:25pm, Tpr. S. M. Ditoto served an Arrest Warrant (T3-15139) on Holly Ruth Brown, 27, of an Unknown Fixed Address. The warrant was issued with an original charge of Theft Less Than $1000.00 by the...
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Growing Grapes for Wine Program: 2012 Grant Announced

The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) is once again offering grants to farms in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties to aid in the purchase of wine grape vines. These funds are being made available as a continuation of SMADC’s Growing Grapes for Wine Program which was established to...
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