St. Mary’s News

Flash Flood Watch in Effect from NOON today through this Evening

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR  ALL OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND  FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING *SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING. WHILE RAINFALL WITHIN THUNDERSTORMS GENERALLY SHOULD NOT EXCEED AN INCH… RECENT HEAVY RAINS...
Read More »

Two Transported After Head-on Collision with Tree

Two Transported After Head-on Collision with Tree

On Friday, Sept. 9 shortly after 4 p.m., rescue crews responded to an accident along Three Notch Road and Alton Lane in California. Crews arrived on the scene to discover two vehicles involved to include a red Dodge Ram pickup truck and a Cadillac. Investigation revealed the Dodge Ram cut off the Cadillac causing...
Read More »

California Crash Leaves One Injured

California Crash Leaves One Injured

 Authorities in St. Mary’s County are investigating an accident in California, that left one person injured. Rescue crews responded to the 44400 block of St. Andrews Church Road and Wildewood Parkway around 11:25 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9 for the report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to...
Read More »

Lexington Park Man Charged in Copper Theft Scheme

Lexington Park Man Charged in Copper Theft Scheme

Between July 23, 2011 and August 22, 2011, police units responded to Super Salvage located in California, Md., regarding reports of burglary’s occurring during the night time hours.  Large amounts of copper were stolen from the establishment during the burglaries. The case was forwarded to BCI for investigation. On September 8, 2011, BCI detectives...
Read More »

Public Notice: Sewer Overflow, Avoid Contact

The St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission is reporting a sanitary sewer overflow that occurred on September 8, 2011 at 35757 Golf Course Drive, Chaptico, MD 20621. The sanitary sewer overflow occurred as a result of heavy rainfall and flooding. The total volume of the overflow is estimated at 2,500 gallons. The areas affected by...
Read More »

Bench Warrant Arrests

Maryland State Police have picked up the following suspects on Bench Warrant Arrests: Warrant Service – On Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 9:45am, TFC J. S. Gibson served two outstanding Bench Warrants (T3-15051 / T3-15052) on Jessica Adele Kearney, 25, of Hollywood. The original charge of CDS Possession – Not Marijuana, warrant (T3-15051) was...
Read More »

Weekly DUI Arrests

Maryland State Police have arrested the following people for DUI: Weekly DUI Status Sheet August 25 – September 7, 2011 George Leo Bean, Jr., 50, of Valley Lee on 8/27/11 by TFC G. A. Thompson Jack Cary Osteen, II, 26, of Hughesville on 9/2/11 by TFC M. A. Moore Jerome Kenneth Kyler, Jr., 19,...
Read More »

Twentieth Annual Southern Maryland College Fair to be Held Sept. 20

St. Mary’s County Public Schools, in collaboration with Calvert County Public Schools, St. Mary’s Ryken High School, the College of Southern Maryland, and the St. Mary’s County Memorial Libraries are pleased to host the twentieth annual Southern Maryland College Fair. This cooperative effort will bring to Southern Maryland the largest college fair held in...
Read More »

Liquor Board Shake-Up Delays Penalty for Local Liquor Store Owner

Liquor Board Shake-Up Delays Penalty for Local Liquor Store Owner

 On Thursday, Sept. 8, St. Mary’s Alcohol Beverage Board voted to punish Corner Liquor Store’s license holder, Patel for his July admission that the store sold drug paraphernalia. The board ruled that Corner Liquor’s would have its liquor license suspended for 30 days and as of 4:30 on Sept 8, St, Mary’s County closed...
Read More »

Siblings WIN National Night Out Decorating Contest

Siblings WIN National Night Out Decorating Contest

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Target are proud to announce the winners of the bike decorating contest held exclusively for National Night Out participating communities.  The winner in the girl’s category is Taylor Epting of Great Mill. Taylor created a “Garden Bike”.     The winner in the boy’s category is Collin Epting of Great...
Read More »

St. Mary’s County Police Blotter

St. Mary’s County Police are investigating the following incidents: Disorderly Conduct On September 3, 2011 deputies responded to local pub in Hollywood,Maryland for a report of a disturbance.  Investigation revealed Amy Lyne Bowes, 33 of California, Md., was causing a disturbance at the establishment by yelling profane language and closing the DJ’s turn table...
Read More »

Woman Strikes Victim with Shotgun at Gas Station

On Sept. 3, 2011  St. Mary’s County deputies responded to a disturbance in Charlotte Hall, Md.  Investigation revealed the victim was engaged in a dispute with a relative of Kerry Lynn Christensen Fowler, 37 of Mechanicsville.  Once the dispute ended Fowler went looking for the victim to confront him about the earlier dispute.  Fowler...
Read More »

Maryland’s 2011 STA-BIL Turf Battle at Bowles Farm

Maryland’s 2011 STA-BIL Turf Battle at Bowles Farm

After a record-breaking heat wave the previous weekend, Southern Maryland enjoyed a break in the weather during the August 5-6 weekend, with temperatures in the mower 90s a welcome respite from the 100+-degree days the week before. The USLMRA / STA-BIL team arrived on Thursday, with USLMRA VP / Director of Timing & Scoring...
Read More »

Woman Jailed Following Altercation at Target

Woman Jailed Following Altercation at Target

On September 4, 2011 at 12:34 p.m., TFC J. C. Hardesty responded to the Target on First Colony Way in Californiafor a reported disorderly subject with Emergency Medical Services personnel. Upon arrival, TFC Hardesty observed a female subject, identified as Pamala Nancy Enplit, 58, of California, Md., assisting a male subject out of the...
Read More »

State Police Blotter- Leonardtown

State Police Blotter- Leonardtown

 Maryland State Police in Leonardtown are investigating the following incidents: Assault 2nd Degree – On Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 10:24am, Tpr. O. Tchi Ngambu responded to the 45000 block of Cecil Mill Court in Great Mills for a reported domestic assault. Upon arrival contact was made with a female complainant, 36, of Great...
Read More »

Two Car Accident in Hermanville, Sends One to Hospital

Two Car Accident in Hermanville, Sends One to Hospital

 Authorities in St. Mary’s County are investigating an accident that left one person seriously injured. Fire and Rescue crews responded to report of an accident with injuries and possible entrapment along the 21100 block of Three Notch Road in Hermanville on Tuesday, Sept. 6 around 5:50 a.m. Crews arrived on scene to discover two...
Read More »

Skies Delight NAS Patuxent River Air Expo’ 11

Skies Delight NAS Patuxent River Air Expo’ 11

 Naval Air Station Patuxent River honored 100 years of naval flight aviation and celebrated the unique century-long friendship between Naval Aviation and our local community during this year’s Air Expo Sept 3-4, 2011.  The Centennial served as the central theme to this year’s Air Expo with booths, historical experts, vintage aircraft demonstrations, and static...
Read More »

Gear up for St. Mary’s Century on Sept. 17

Gear up for St. Mary’s Century on Sept. 17

On Saturday, Sept. 17 join Patuxent Velo for the 2011 St. Mary’s Century. The bicycle event and ride, formerly named the Amish 100, features three routes through beautiful and historic St. Mary’s County. All routes begin and end at the College of Southern Maryland campus in Leonardtown on Breton Bay. Courses open at 7...
Read More »

Sotterley Plantation, is Closed to the Public Until Further Notice

Sotterley Plantation, is Closed to the Public Until Further Notice

Sotterley Plantation, a National Historic Landmark, is closed to the public until further notice due to extensive damage caused by Hurricane Irene. Much devastation was caused at this over 300 year old site, due to heavy downpours a few day prior to, and torrential rains and high winds during the storm. To varying degrees,...
Read More »

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity Holds 4 Year Anniversary Sale

All are invited to celebrate the 4th anniversary of Patuxent Habitat for Humanity’s Lexington Park Restore on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. -5 p.m..  The Lexington Park ReStore, located at 21768 S. Coral Drive will feature 25% off all ReStore items, except flooring.   Habitat’s ReStore sells reusable and surplus building materials to the...
Read More »

The Willows Restaurant Review – CLOSED

The Willows Restaurant Review – CLOSED

Two visits to this charming out of town restaurant proved to be worthwhile. Under new owners, they were still awaiting liquor deliveries and glassware. The interior was freshly painted and clean. There is a waiting area separate from the dining space with a bar at the back near the kitchen. The service was quick...
Read More »

28th Annual National Night Out

28th Annual National Night Out

On Tuesday, August 2, 2011, neighborhoods throughout St. Mary’s County  joined forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “28th Annual National Night Out” crime and drug prevention event.  National Night Out was sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and involved over 11,000 communities from all 50 states, US territories, Canadian cities and...
Read More »

SMNewsNet LIVE on the Scene at Wal-Mart

SMNewsNet LIVE on the Scene at Wal-Mart

SMNewsNet.com was live on the scene from a commercial fire at the Wal-Mart in California, Md and uploaded live pictures and video from the scene.  We are the only local news site in Southern Maryland that delivers LIVE  coverage as it happens to keep you in the know! Wal-Mart in California, MD had a small fire in...
Read More »

Drunk Driver Arrested for Assaulting Officers

Drunk Driver Arrested for Assaulting Officers

On August 29, 2011, numerous calls were received for a Chevrolet Blazer swerving all over the road in the Mechanicsville area.  The vehicle was located in a parking lot off Old Village Road by Dfc William Watters.  The operator was identified as Michele S. McCurry, 33 of Chaptico.  McCurry displayed signs of impairment and took...
Read More »

Arrest in Radio Shack Armed Robbery

Arrest in Radio Shack Armed Robbery

On May 27, 2011, officers responded to the Radio Shack located in Charlotte Hall, Maryland for the reported armed robbery.  Officers learned that an unknown very tall male and entered the store with a handgun, tied up the clerk and stole electronics and currency from the store.  The suspect then fled the area. The case was...
Read More »