St. Mary’s News

State Police Blotter- Leonardtown

State Police Blotter- Leonardtown

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown are investigating the following incidents: Theft Less Than $1,000.00 – On Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 12:45pm, TFC E. M. Evans responded to the Wal-Mart on Miramar Way in California for a reported theft. Upon arrival, contact was made with loss prevention staff who advised that a female was...
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Three Arrested for Assault in St. Mary’s

Three Arrested for Assault in St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office have arrested the following suspect on assault charges: Second Degree Assault On January 12, 2012 Deputy Green responded to a residence on Sandy Bottom Road in Hollywood, Maryland for a report of an assault.  Investigation revealed Anthony Eugene Vittatoe, 27 of Hollywood, Maryland was engaged in a verbal dispute...
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Foursome Arrested at Local Bar

Foursome Arrested at Local Bar

On January 13, 2012 deputies responded to a local bar on Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood, Md., for a report of a large disturbance.  Upon arrival deputies were directed by the establishment’s security to four individuals who had assaulted a female and were trying to leave.  Deputies attempted to interview the individuals who were...
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“To Live Enslaved” at Sotterley

“To Live Enslaved” at Sotterley

In honor of Black History Month, Sotterley Plantation is pleased to offer the second of four presentations of the 2nd Saturday Series entitled, “To Live Enslaved.” These specialty tours will run on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Slavery was a part of Sotterley’s history from the turn of the 18th...
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Charlie’s Deli & Ice Cream Shoppe Restaurant Review – CLOSED

Charlie’s Deli & Ice Cream Shoppe Restaurant Review – CLOSED

In the past there was a Charlie’s Deli in LexingtonPark, where people went for great sandwiches and breakfast and then one day it was gone.  But now it has come back again. This time it is located south of Patuxent Naval Air Station’s gate 3. From the outside it didn’t really look like a...
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8th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast

8th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast

The 8th Annual Southern Maryland Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast was held at St. Mary’s College of Maryland on Monday, January 16, 2012. Attendees were delighted with performances by the First Missionary Baptist Church, Spring Ridge Middle School, and the College’s Black Student Union Gospel Choir. Speaking at the breakfast was Dr. E....
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Statement from Gov. Martin O’Malley Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Statement from Gov. Martin O’Malley Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 16, 2012) – Governor Martin O’Malley today issued the following statement honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Today, we honor and reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “At a time in our nation when many are divided whether by political or social beliefs, we should...
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Dealers Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

Dealers Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

St. Mary’s Vice Narcotics Detectives recently made the following arrests: James Deshaun Bowman, 30 of Lexington Park, was arrested after Vice Narcotics Detectives indicted him for felony drug possession. Suspect Bowman was found to be in possession of cocaine and “Oxycodone” in sufficient quantity to indicate there was intent to distribute. Kyrel Antonio Lewis,...
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Assault Suspects Arrested at Local Bar

Assault Suspects Arrested at Local Bar

On Dec. 28, 2011 at approximately 12:45 a.m., deputies responded to a bar in California, Md., for a report of a disorderly individual. Investigation revealed a disorderly subject identified as Terrence A. Queen, 28 of Great Mills, was a patron of the bar and got into a verbal altercation with the victim, which escalated...
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Early Morning Accident Leaves Three Injured

Early Morning Accident Leaves Three Injured

On Friday, January 13 around 6:30 a.m., fire and rescue responded to  the report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries along the 25000 block of Budds Creek Road in Chaptico. Crews arrived on scene to discover two vehicles involved with two patients trapped inside one of the vehicles and a third patient injured...
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CSM Celebrates 13th Winter Commencement

CSM Celebrates 13th Winter Commencement

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) recognized 511 candidates for degrees and certificates during its 13th Winter Commencement held Jan. 12 at the La Plata Campus. “When you watch our graduates walk across the stage—this is an amazing feat for most of them because most have families, they work, they have a life and...
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T. N. Bowes Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Partnering with St. Mary’s County’s Building Trades Foundation

T. N. Bowes Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Partnering with St. Mary’s County’s Building Trades Foundation

T. N. Bowes Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is partnering with St. Mary’s County’s Building Trades Foundation at the James A. Forrest Career Center in Leonardtown with their venture to build a 2600 square foot Cape Cod style house in Madel Manor. Currently, the house is under roof and ready for rough-in HVAC, plumbing,...
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Accident Clear on Rt. 5 in Leonardtown

Accident Clear on Rt. 5 in Leonardtown

UPDATE 9 a.m. The accident has been cleared as of 9 a.m. Both mother and child were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital with minor injuries. Accident on Rt. 5 in Leonardtown Authorities in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of a single vehicle accident in Leonardtown along Point Lookout Road just past the Willows Restaurant...
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World-Renowned Gifted Education Talent Search

World-Renowned Gifted Education Talent Search

On Saturday, February 11, 2012, Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) will offer above-grade-level testing to interested students from St. Mary’s County elementary schools as part of its Global Talent Search.  Talent Search test scores will be used to reveal or confirm exceptional academic abilities, determine true academic peers, and qualify students...
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Forrest Center to Host Annual Soup Cook-off

Forrest Center to Host Annual Soup Cook-off

The Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center is hosting its annual Soup Cook-off on Monday, February 6, 2012, in the school’s state-of-the-art kitchen. The contest has two age groups, a junior division for students and a senior division for adults.  Cooking begins at 3:00 p.m. and the doors open to the public...
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Bench Warrant Arrests

Bench Warrant Arrests

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown have picked up the following suspects on Bench Warrant Arrests: Warrant Service – On Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 11:12am, TFC E. M. Evans served a Bench Warrant (T3-15290) on Charles Edward Taylor, III, 26, of Lexington Park. The warrant was issued with an original charge of Credit Card...
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Firefighters Battle House Fire in St. James

Firefighters Battle House Fire in St. James

On January 8, 2012 at 10:36 p.m., the Ridge VFD, Bay District VFD, Avenue VFD, NAWC Fire Department, Ridge EMS and Lexington Park EMS and were dispatched to 48548 Mattapany Road in St. James for the report of a house fire. Crews arrived on the scene to discover a two story single family home with smoke...
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Man Charged with Child Sex Abuse

Man Charged with Child Sex Abuse

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations and the St. Mary’s County Department of Social Services were notified of an allegation of suspected sexual abuse of a child, which occurred in December 2009. A joint investigation was conducted, which led to the arrest of Donald R. Millsaps, 33 of Lexington Park....
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Habitat for Humanity Accepting Applications for Veterans’ Repairs

Habitat for Humanity Accepting Applications for Veterans’ Repairs

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity is now accepting applications from low to moderate income veterans to remodel and renovate their homes. Projects that will be funded include interior or exterior work performed to alleviate critical health, life and safety issues or code violations. Each award will be up to $10,000. Repair Corps grants will pay...
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Peebles Employee Charged with Theft Scheme

Peebles Employee Charged with Theft Scheme

On January 10, 2012, Deputy Beasley responded to Peebles Department Store, Lexington Park, for a theft report. Investigation revealed Tiara Lavaughn Wallace, 22, of Lexington Park, an employee of Peebles was canceling sales after ringing merchandise for customers and letting the customers leave the store without paying for the items.  A Loss Prevention Investigator...
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St. Mary’s College All Clean

St. Mary’s College All Clean

Official Mold Reports Message from the St. Mary’s College of Maryland President: The work to restore Prince George and Caroline residence halls is wrapping up well.  In December, environmental consultants validated the residence halls’ clean bill of health through inspections and air sample testing.  Renovation work to reassemble the buildings is now complete.  During...
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More Explosives Found at Newtowne Neck State Park

More Explosives Found at Newtowne Neck State Park

UPDATE Jan. 10 On January 10, the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office Bomb Squad, Maryland Park Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District continued to assess and sweep the shoreline of Newtowne Neck State Park in St. Mary’s County due to the recent discovery of military ordnance. The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office...
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Evergreen ElementaryTeacher Selected as Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Evergreen ElementaryTeacher Selected as Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Ms. Sabra Reagle Szczyglowski, physical education teacher at Evergreen Elementary School, was recently selected as the Eastern District Physical Education Teacher of the Year. This prestigious award, established through the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), is presented to an individual who conducts a quality physical education program as reflected...
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Ryken Senior Wins 1st Place in St. Mary’s County for UMD Math Competition

Ryken Senior Wins 1st Place in St. Mary’s County for UMD Math Competition

St. Mary’s Ryken senior Steve Kim (left) of Great Mills won first place in St. Mary’s County for the University of Maryland High School Math Competition. SMR sophomore Jane Kwon of Lexington Park finished in the top 10% of all test takers. Solving problems involving permutations of integers and quadratic polynomials, two St. Mary’s...
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Robbery Suspect Linked to Business Burglaries

Robbery Suspect Linked to Business Burglaries

On December 9, 2011 at 12:42 a.m., police units responded to an alarm at a business located in Callaway, Md. Upon arrival officers observed two of the businesses had been burglarized.  During processing of the crime scene by Crime Lab Technicians evidence was recovered indicating the suspect may have been injured while committing the...
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