Press Releases

Woman Holds Officer at Gunpoint

On Sept. 14 at 6:47 a.m., officers responded to a townhouse complex in the 10800 block of Nautica Place in Waldorf for the report of someone banging on the walls. The first officer to arrive on the scene approached the house and knocked on the front door. A woman answered and pointed a handgun...
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Sheriff to Host Community Meeting in Golden Beach

Sheriff Timothy Cameron and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Advisory Board, in their continuing efforts to strengthen community and law enforcement partnerships, will host a Golden Beach Community Meeting. The Community Meeting will be held on Thursday November 3, 2011 at the Golden Beach Fire House beginning at 7:00 p.m. Sheriff Cameron...
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Kullen Continues Community Work as Campaign Chair

Kullen Continues Community Work as Campaign Chair

Former Delegate, Sue Kullen, continues to give to the community she loves as the 2011 United Way of Calvert County Campaign Chair.   Kullen is a perfect choice for this role as she has always had Calvert Citizens foremost in her mind whether it be the 14 years spent with the Arc of Southern Maryland,...
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Area Water Restrictions

Area Water Restrictions

Effective September 19, 2011, Level I water restrictions have been lifted for the Leonardtown Farms Community Water System. Level I Water Restrictions will remain in effect for the Forrest Farms and Villages at Leonardtown community water systems until monthly water usage for these communities reduces to the limits set by the Commission’s Water Appropriations...
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Commissioners Seek Volunteers to Serve

The Board of County Commissioners for St. Mary’s County is seeking citizens who are interested in volunteering their time in public service to the community by serving on various Boards, Committees, and Commissions.  Interested citizens can download an application from the county’s website or call (301) 475-4200 ext. 1320.  Descriptions of the boards and...
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Tree Cutter Found Sleeping in Stranger’s Garage

On September 18, 2011 deputies responded to a residence on Buck Hewitt Road in Great Mills, for a subject sleeping in the garage. Upon arrival deputies found Keith Martin Beard, 38 of La Peer, Michigan, asleep in the victim’s garage.  The victim did not know Beard and Beard did not have permission to enter...
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Woman Throws Bowl of Chili on Victim, Arrested for Assault

On September 17, 2011 St. Mary’s County deputies responded to a residence on Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for report of an assault. Investigation revealed Melissa Marie Matteson, 31 of Leonardtown, was engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Matteson threw a bowl of chili at the...
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Bicyclist Dies in Hit-and-Run Accident

Bicyclist Dies in Hit-and-Run Accident

Thomas Mark Roepcke, 47, the bicyclist who was struck by a car during the overnight hours of Sept. 1 and 2 on Chapel Point Road and left critically injured, died on Sept. 10 as a result of the injuries he sustained. The driver of the striking vehicle, a 21-year-old woman from Pomfret, left the...
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Woman Killed After Vehicle Strikes Tree

On Sept. 16 at 11:40 p.m., officers responded to the 7700 block of Poorhouse Road near Pisgah for the report of a single-vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation showed the driver, Dawn Lisa Montgomery, 28, of Indian Head, was operating a Ford F-150 pick-up truck west on Poorhouse Road when she lost control of her...
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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 15, 2011 at 7:35pm, TFC J. G. Fleetwood served a Circuit Court Warrant (T3-15083) on Anthony Tyrone Adams, 26, of Great Mills. The warrant was issued by the Circuit Court of St. Mary’s County as a result of...
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State Police Blotter- Prince Frederick

State Police Blotter- Prince Frederick

Maryland State Police in Prince Fredrick are investigating the following incidents: Destruction of Property:  On 9/12/11 at 9:25 am, Trooper First Class Saucerman responded to the 9000 block of Mary Ann Drive in Owings for a reported destruction of property to a vehicle.  The right rear window was broken.  Investigation continues. DUI and Possession...
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Calvert County Crime Report

Calvert County Crime Report

During the week of September 12 through September 18 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,662 calls for service throughout the community.  The following incidents are being investigated: Destruction of Property  A mailbox on Queensbury Drive in Huntingtown was broken into two pieces between 9:00 p.m. on September 15 and 6:50...
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Greenwell Extends Deadline

Greenwell Extends Deadline

The Greenwell Foundation seeks food and commercial vendors, and artists and crafters for the 2nd Annual Monster Rockfish Festival scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 30 (11am-5pm) at Greenwell State Park in Hollywood, Md. Greenwell has a few remaining spots to fill so the deadline has been extended until Oct. 1, 2011 The Festival features the...
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Member of SoMd Cocaine Conspiracy Sentenced to Over 11 Years in Prison

Member of SoMd Cocaine Conspiracy Sentenced to Over 11 Years in Prison

U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Paul Dewayne Dorsey,  30 of Mechanicsville,  Sept. 16 to 137 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, and being a felon in possession of a gun and ammunition. The sentence was announced by United...
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August Jobs Report: Statement from Gov. O’Malley

Governor Martin O’Malley issued this statement following the U.S. Department of Labor’s release of employment data for the month of August.  The report shows Maryland’s employers shed 2,500 jobs last month, while the state’s unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a point to 7.3 percent. Maryland’s unemployment rate remains nearly 2 percentage points below the...
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Vehicle Overturned Route 4 North of Walnut Creek Road

UPDATE: Authorities in Calvert County are on the scene of an auto accident on Route 4 north of Walnut Creek Road in Huntingtown. The accident was reported around 11:50 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16. Rescue crews arrived on the scene to discover a single vehicle overturned. One female patient was flown to a local...
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Judiciary Committee Passes Cardin Blue Alert Bill to Help Apprehend Criminals who Injure or Kill Law Enforcement Officers

Judiciary Committee Passes Cardin Blue Alert Bill to Help Apprehend Criminals who Injure or Kill Law Enforcement Officers

By a vote of 14 to 4, the Senate Judiciary Committee today passed U.S. Senator Ben Cardin’s National Blue Alert Act, S. 657, which would create a nationwide alert system to apprehend violent criminals who have injured or killed police officers. The nationwide alert system would disseminate critical information about the suspect to law...
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State Offers Help for MD Consumers with Hurricane Irene Insurance Claims

Concerned about the insurance company’s handling of your claim? The Maryland Insurance Administration is a state agency that can: • Help you better understand the coverage on your insurance policy so that you are a well informed consumer. • Investigate the handling or settlement of your claim on your behalf. • Determine whether actions...
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State Fire Marshall Suggests a Home Fire Prevention Checklist

As summer comes to a close, State Fire Marshal William E. Barnard offers Marylanders a valuable fire prevention safety checklist to help stop fires before they occur inside the home. “Let’s work together to help prevent residential fires. All Marylanders deserve the safety and security of a good home fire prevention program.” o Install...
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Don’t Miss 10th Annual Calvert County Waterman’s Festival Sept. 18

Don’t Miss 10th Annual Calvert County Waterman’s Festival Sept. 18

Don’t miss the 10th Annual Calvert County Watermen’s Festival 2011 on September 18, 2011 starting at noon at Watermen’s Wharf at the end of Solomons Island. The Festival is perhaps best known for the Boat Docking Contest, during which work boats and charter boats compete within their divisions for cash, prizes and trophies. Never a...
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Weekly DUI Arrests

Weekly DUI Arrests

 Weekly DUI Status Sheet September 8 – September 14, 2011 Maryland State Police in Leonardtown have arrested the following people for DUI: William Forrest McDonald, II, 34, of California, was arrested on 9/8/11 by TFC N. E. Gresko Leanna Iesha Rothery, 38, of Lexington Park was arrested on 9/10/11 by Tpr. B. T. Wiesemann...
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Weekend Nightlife Sept. 15 -18

Weekend Nightlife Sept. 15 -18

If you are looking forward to a night on the town in Southern Maryland, whether its watching a live local band or attending a little black dress party, we’ve got just what you’re looking for! Check out this weekend’s SM Nightlife schedule of events: Thursday, September 15, 2011 Calvert County: Ruddy Duck –Hydra Fx (acoustic)  6...
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Charles County Students AP, SAT Participation Increases

Charles County students increased participation in Advanced Placement (AP) and SAT assessment participation, according to data released this week by the College Board, which administers AP, SAT and other national programs. Charles County Public Schools average score on AP exams rose slightly to 2.14 from 2.13 in 2010. Nearly 89 percent of all students...
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Route 234 to Remain Closed 3-4 Weeks

The Charles County Commissioners would like to notify citizens that according to information received from the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), it is estimated that it will take 3-4 weeks to install a temporary structure on Route 234 (Budd’s Creek Road) at Allen’s Fresh, which will allow the road to be opened to traffic....
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Sunday Conversations with Chesapeake Authors

Sunday Conversations is a great opportunity to discover new books and meet local authors who have written about topics of interest in and around the Chesapeake Bay.  All of the featured books will be available in the Museum Store and make wonderful holiday purchases that can be signed and personalized by the author on...
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