St. Mary’s News

UPDATE: Bear Creek BBQ Up in Smoke

UPDATE: Bear Creek BBQ Up in Smoke

UPDATE 7 p.m. Fire and rescue crews were dispatched to Bear Creek BBQ located in the 21000 block of Point Lookout Road in Callaway on Thursday, March 29 around 3:45 p.m. Crews arrived on scene to discover heavy smoke coming from the dwelling. After several minutes of firefighting operations the roof caved in. No...
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Captain Steven Hall Graduates FBI National Academy

Captain Steven Hall Graduates FBI National Academy

On March 16, 2012 two hundred fifty seven  law enforcement officers from forty eight  states and 26 countries graduated the 248th Session of the FBI’s National Academy. Captain Steven Hall, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, was a member of the graduating class. “Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: Northrup Grumman Systems Corp., Electronic Systems Sector, Land and Self Protection Systems Division, Rolling Meadows, Ill., is being awarded an undefinitized contract action with an estimated value of $25,500,000 to procure 110 sensors, 200 upgraded processors, and associated technical data in support of the Advanced Threat...
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Plan Maryland Affecting Local Government

Plan Maryland Affecting Local Government

On December 19, 2011 Governor Martin O’Malley signed an executive order, Plan Maryland, stripping local governments of their zoning and land use power. Before that, local elected officials were accountable to local voters, deciding when, where and how much new development would take place in their county. Officials also told the state where to build...
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Warriors in Training

Warriors in Training

Getting fit is more fun when exercises are varied and you are joined by likeminded people—or as in the case of Rodrekia Johnson of Nanjemoy—joined by fellow warriors in training for the Warrior Dash to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Johnson, who is studying to be a phlebotomy technician at the College of...
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NASCAR’s Kevin Harvick Celebrates Grand Opening at Ollie’s

NASCAR’s Kevin Harvick Celebrates Grand Opening at Ollie’s

Today, Southern Maryland News Net had the privilege of celebrating the grand opening celebration of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet as they opened for business in the St. Mary’s Square located in Lexington Park. Hundreds waited in line all night for this one of a kind celebration. As doors opened at 9 a.m., shoppers were greeted by NASCAR...
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St. Mary’s Closures for Good Friday

St. Mary’s Closures for Good Friday

St. Mary’s County Government Offices will be closed on Friday, April 6, in observance of Good Friday. Offices will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, April 9, 2012. The St. Andrews Landfill, Solid Waste/Recycling Program and six (6) convenience centers will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 8. The landfill and convenience centers...
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Join the Party Today at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet in the Square

Join the Party Today at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet in the Square

On Wednesday, March 28 join Southern Maryland News Net live from the scene of a grand opening celebration like no other in the region. Join us in Great Mills at St. Mary’s Square as Ollie’s Bargain Outlet cuts the ribbon on its first bargain superstore in Southern Maryland. The festivities get underway at 9...
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US Marshals, Local Police Apprehend St. Mary’s Fugitive

US Marshals, Local Police Apprehend St. Mary’s Fugitive

On March 23 at 5:46 a.m., officers assigned to the CCSO Warrant Squad located and arrested Michael Scott Burke, 28, of Ridge, in connection with five outstanding warrants including charges of violation of probation, theft over $500, theft under $500, two counts of child support violations and theft under $100. Sgt. D. Bacon and...
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Bench Warrant Arrests

Bench Warrant Arrests

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown have picked up the following people on Bench Warrant Arrests: Warrant Service – On Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 11:10am, Tpr. W. A.  Couter served a Circuit Court Warrant (T3-15428) on Charles Rodger Wathen, 31, of Hollywood. The warrant was issued for Mr. Wathen’s arrest on March 14, 2012...
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Blue Crabs Unveil Top Promotions #10 – #6

Blue Crabs Unveil Top Promotions #10 – #6

For the 5th Anniversary Season of Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball, the team has made a huge effort to provide many more promotions, giveaways, and appearances than ever before!  With the launch of the 5th Anniversary 5 for $55 Opening Day Packages, the Blue Crabs will be announcing the top 25 promotions for this...
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Trooper Being Investigated for Actions at Local Restaurant

Trooper Being Investigated for Actions at Local Restaurant

Maryland State Police are investigating an incident involving one of their own troopers who allegedly assaulted a waitress at a local Ruby Tuesday Restaurant after his meal was under cooked. On Thursday, March 22, Cpl. Paul A. Trossbach, a Trooper with MSP- Leonardtown Barrack was dining at the Ruby Tuesday Restaurant in Prince Frederick,...
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Navy Contract Award

Navy Contract Award

The following Navy contract has been awarded locally: The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $30,144,000 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-09-C-0022) to procure additional long lead materials in support of P-8A Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) III.  Work will be performed in Seattle, Wash. (63.8 percent); Greenlawn,...
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Prescription Drug Network Brought Down by SMCSO Vice Narcotics Division

Prescription Drug Network Brought Down by SMCSO Vice Narcotics Division

Vice Narcotics Detectives conducted a several month long investigation into the prescription drug network that was being conducted by Suspect Robert Anthony Mister, age 42 of Chesapeake Beach, Md., his wife Jennifer Lynn Mister, age 38 of Chesapeake Beach, Md. and others. The investigation revealed that a large amount of prescription medication was being...
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Detectives Bust Local Dealers

Detectives Bust Local Dealers

St. Mary’s Vice Narcotics Detectives has arrested and indicted the following suspects on drug charges: L: Burch; R: Clarke William Edward Burch, 35 of Loveville, Md.,was arrested on a Grand Jury Indictment charging him with Felony drug charges to include “Distribution of Oxycodone”.  The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division would like...
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Lighthouse Lovers Welcome for Adventure Cruises

Lighthouse Lovers Welcome for Adventure Cruises

Lighthouse lovers are invited to the popular Lighthouse Adventure Cruises on Saturday, June 2, June 30, July 21, and Sunday, August 5 aboard a private charter vessel. The cost is $130 for the day-long trip; lunch is on your own. Museum members pay $120. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call (410) 326-2042...
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St. Mary’s County Police Blotter

St. Mary’s County Police Blotter

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: Warrant Service, First Degree Assault and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance On March 23, 2012 deputies responded to a possible controlled dangerous substance complaint on Patuxent Road in Lexington Park, Maryland. As deputies were investigating the complaint they made contact with Turez Lydell...
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Fire at Future Home of First Missionary Baptist Church

Fire at Future Home of First Missionary Baptist Church

On Friday, March 23 at 8:15 p.m., firefighters from Bay District VFD were dispatched to a construction site in the 46300 block of Pegg Lane in Lexington Park for a report of a tractor on fire. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a Pettibone Extendo 10056 construction forklift fully involved. The site of the fire was at a...
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National Night Out Dates & Neighborhoods Announced

National Night Out Dates & Neighborhoods Announced

Sheriff Timothy Cameron and Cpl. Angela Delozier would like to announce the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office participation in the 29th Annual National Night Out, which will be held on August 7, 2012 this year. National Night Out has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and an enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and...
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Internet Ad Leads to Prostitution Arrest

Internet Ad Leads to Prostitution Arrest

On March 21, 2012, Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division identified Laura Elizabeth Thomas, 19 of Prince Frederick, as the person advertising sexual contact on the Internet. Contact was made with the suspect via telephone and arrangements were made to meet the suspect at the Sleep Inn Hotel on Three...
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Celebrate Spring at CMM

Celebrate Spring at CMM

Spring is in the air and April is an awesome time to visit the Calvert Marine Museum. Visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com for a complete listing of events and programs. Monday, April 2 – Monday, April 9 ~ Spring Break FUN Spend Spring Break at the museum with special programming for children of all...
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Summer Fine Arts Camp

Summer Fine Arts Camp

St. Mary’s County Public Schools will be sponsoring the Elementary School Summer Fine Arts Camp, June 25 – 28, 2012, for students completing grades 3, 4, and 5; and the Middle School Summer Fine Arts Camp, July 9 – 12, 2012, for students completing grades 6, 7, and 8.  Both camps will be held...
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Patuxent Habitat Awarded Capacity Building Grant

Patuxent Habitat Awarded Capacity Building Grant

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International serving St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties, has been selected to receive one of 46 Capacity Building grants funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grant will help Patuxent Habitat increase their ability to build more affordable housing and partner...
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Third Suspect Charged in Southern Maryland Robberies

Third Suspect Charged in Southern Maryland Robberies

Darius Lamont Prigg, 18 of White Plains, MD was charged with one count of armed robbery for his part in the recent Charles and St. Mary’s County robberies of local convenience stores.  According to court documents, Prigg admitted to conspiring with Green and Hinnant while inside the car on their robbery spree. Prigg stated he never  got out...
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Wanted Suspect Detained: Responsible for Multiple Thefts Across Region

Wanted Suspect Detained: Responsible for Multiple Thefts Across Region

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested the suspect responsible for stealing spare tires from vehicles parked at a local commuter parking lot and for breaking into numerous vending machines throughout the county. The suspect has also been linked to several thefts across the region including St. Mary’s County and King George, VA. The arrest...
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