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Lusby Man Arrested After Pointing Fake Gun at Victims and Assaulting His Girlfriend in California

Lusby Man Arrested After Pointing Fake Gun at Victims and Assaulting His Girlfriend in California

On Thursday, October 14, 2021, at approximately 7:28 p.m., police responded to the area of 45315 Alton Lane in California, for the reported assault. The 911 caller reported an individual was being held in a vehicle at gunpoint by another individual, the suspect was described as a white male wearing a white t-shirt, dark...
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Detectives Investigating Burglary of Two Pharmacies in Calvert County, Police Seeking Identity of Suspects

Detectives Investigating Burglary of Two Pharmacies in Calvert County, Police Seeking Identity of Suspects

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating two commercial burglaries of pharmacies that occurred on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, between the hours of 2:45 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. The location of the incidents: Lusby Pharmacy – 11870 HG Trueman Road, Lusby, MD 20657 Lex Pharmacy – 36 S Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick,...
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Police Investigating Female Shot in Wildewood, Victim Flown to Area Trauma Center

Police Investigating Female Shot in Wildewood, Victim Flown to Area Trauma Center

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office released the following: “The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation in the area of Beechwood Court in California. This is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.” On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at approximately 11:02 a.m., police and emergency medical personnel responded...
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Lexington Park Man Indicted on Multiple Gun Charges

Lexington Park Man Indicted on Multiple Gun Charges

On October 4, 2021, Robert Lee Jupiter III, 39, of Lexington Park, was indicted on five charges in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court. Jupiter is scheduled to appear in court on November 8, 2021, on the following charges: ASSAULT-FIRST DEGREE FIREARM USE/FEL-VIOL CRIME ASSAULT-SEC DEGREE RIFLE/SHOTGUN-POSSESSION W/FELONY CONVICTION ILLEGAL POSS AMMO On September 2,...
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Lekuarius Clifford Plater Wanted for Escape by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Lekuarius Clifford Plater Wanted for Escape by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Lekuarius Clifford Plater, age 39 of Lexington Park, on a warrant for Second-Degree Escape from the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown. Plater is a black male with brown eyes, 5’ 10” tall, weighing 200 lbs. Anyone with information about...
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Maryland State Police To Participate In National Drug Take Back Day

Maryland State Police To Participate In National Drug Take Back Day

The Maryland State Police, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, are asking citizens to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, set for Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at state police barracks. State police barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in National Drug...
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Deer Muzzleloader Season Set to Open Thursday, October 21, 2021

Deer Muzzleloader Season Set to Open Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season runs from Oct. 21-23 statewide. Hunters in Region B — the state’s central, southern, and eastern regions — can also use muzzleloaders from Oct. 25-30 for antlerless deer only. The popular season typically coincides with pleasant fall weather and...
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Two Flown to Area Trauma Center with Serious Injuries After Mechanicsville Motor Vehicle Collision

Two Flown to Area Trauma Center with Serious Injuries After Mechanicsville Motor Vehicle Collision

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at approximately 3:50 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 28760 Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, for a motor vehicle collision reported serious with entrapment. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway with one victim trapped. A helicopter was requested...
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Magic Tunnel Car Wash in Prince Frederick Transforms Into Tunnel of Terror This Halloween for a Spooktacular Time!

Magic Tunnel Car Wash in Prince Frederick Transforms Into Tunnel of Terror This Halloween for a Spooktacular Time!

A popular attraction is returning this Halloween. The Magic Tunnel Car Wash located at 410 Solomons Island Rd., Prince Frederick, MD 20678 will transform into a Magic Tunnel of Terror from 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM Thursday, October 28th through Saturday, October 30th, and 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM on Sunday, October 31st. The...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity Theft Suspect at Great Mills Sheetz

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity Theft Suspect at Great Mills Sheetz

On Monday, September 27, 2021 at 10:49 p.m., the suspect left the Sheetz convenience store in Great Mills with several items of merchandise that he did not pay for. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or this incident is asked to call Deputy Casey Hill at 301-475-4200, ext. 78112 or email...
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Two Prince George’s County Men Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for 2017 Killing of Man During Robbery in Southeast Washington

Two Prince George’s County Men Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for 2017 Killing of Man During Robbery in Southeast Washington

Two Maryland men were sentenced today to decades in prison for first-degree felony murder while armed and other charges in the 2017 killing of a man in Southeast Washington, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips and Robert J. Contee III, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). Nyekemia Everett, 36, of Greenbelt, was...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – October 19, 2021

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – October 19, 2021

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown and opened their meeting by presenting  Proclamations in recognition of White Cane Day, Red Ribbon Week – Young Marines, Red Ribbon Week – Health Department and Economic Development Week. The Commissioners then convened...
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Police Recover BB Gun from 14-Year-Old Student at Old Mill High School

Police Recover BB Gun from 14-Year-Old Student at Old Mill High School

On Monday, October 18, 2021, at approximately 1:50 p.m., a student at Old Mill High School notified the administration and the SRO (School Resource Officer) that they may have seen a student armed with a gun a few hours prior. Officers and administration immediately began an investigation and identified the person of interest. A...
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New Southern Maryland Autonomous Research and Technology Building Opens in St. Mary’s County

New Southern Maryland Autonomous Research and Technology Building Opens in St. Mary’s County

A major new academic and research building opened by the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland located at Airport Road in California, will emphasize autonomous systems and robotics innovation in concert with faculty and staff from the University of Maryland. State of Maryland leaders joined University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor Jay A....
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Nina Marie DiGregorio, 39

Nina Marie DiGregorio, 39

Nina Marie DiGregorio, 39, of Leonardtown, MD passed away on October 9, 2021. She was born on August 13, 1982 to Denyse Marie (Tory) DiGregorio of Leonardtown, MD. Nina attended T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, VA and then moved to Southern Maryland with her mother shortly after the birth of her daughter. She...
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Margaret “Mutsy” Marie Nelson, 84

Margaret “Mutsy” Marie Nelson, 84

Margaret “Mutsy” Marie Nelson, 84 of Leonardtown, MD passed away on October14, 2021 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown, MD with her loving family at her side. She was born on April 15, 1937 in Leonardtown, MD to the late John Leonard Long and Anna Marie Cargill. Mutsy was born and raised in...
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Michael Glenn Whittington, Jr., 30

Michael Glenn Whittington, Jr., 30

Michael Glenn Whittington, Jr., 30, of Surfside Beach, SC (formerly of Mechanicsville, MD) passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at his residence. He was born on September 13, 1991 to the late, Michael Glenn Whittington, Sr. and Jeanne Whittington of Surfside Beach, SC. Mike and twin brother, Jeffrey joined big brother, Brian...
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Thomas Edward Wettengel

Thomas Edward Wettengel

It is with the heaviest of hearts we announce the sudden passing of our best friend, beloved father, brother and uncle, Thomas Edward Wettengel, on October 11, 2021, at his home in California, Maryland. Tommy was born to Constance Walker Wettengel and Edmund Weston Wettengel, Jr. on October 25, 1963, in Suburban Hospital in...
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Selma D. Hadsell, 91

Selma D. Hadsell, 91

Selma D. Hadsell, 91, of Charlotte Hall, MD (formerly of Thomasville, PA) passed away peacefully at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Charlotte Hall, MD on Friday, October 1, 2021. She was born on March 14, 1930 in Omaha, Nebraska to the late Howard Willard Ghyst and Selma Adeline Ghyst. An independent woman, Selma enlisted in...
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Lucille Bailey Farr Doepkens, 95

Lucille Bailey Farr Doepkens, 95

Lucille Bailey Farr Doepkens passed away at home with her loving family at her bedside on October 14, 2021, at the age of 95. She was born on March 26, 1926, in Bushwood, MD, to the late Samuel Matthew Bailey and the late Mignonette Cullins Bailey. Lucille was born in River Springs, MD, which...
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Catherine “Cathy” Mae Bell, 57

Catherine “Cathy” Mae Bell, 57

Catherine “Cathy” Mae Bell, 57, of Leonardtown, MD, passed away on October 13, 2021 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on October 27, 1963, she was the daughter of the late Eleanor Ann Russell and Francis Xavier Russell. Cathy was the loving wife of William A. Bell, Sr., whom she married on April 27, 1985 in...
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Christopher “Chris” Mark Dean, 45

Christopher “Chris” Mark Dean, 45

Christopher “Chris” Mark Dean, 45, of Hollywood, MD, passed away on October 11, 2021 at home. He was born on August 31, 1976 in Leonardtown, MD to Dale Dean, Sr. (Karla) of California, MD and Deborah (Dyson) Dean of Hollywood, MD. Chris lived his entire life in Hollywood, MD, and worked various and diverse...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested After Stabbing Boyfriend Multiple Times

Lexington Park Woman Arrested After Stabbing Boyfriend Multiple Times

On Monday, October 18, 2021, at approximately 1:00 a.m., a Deputy from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Ridge Road, in Lexington Park for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival police learned that a male victim had been stabbed multiple times by his girlfriend, who was later identified as Kimberly Renee Freeman, 31,...
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Prince Frederick Man Charged with Six Counts of Animal Cruelty After Throwing Kittens in River

Prince Frederick Man Charged with Six Counts of Animal Cruelty After Throwing Kittens in River

On Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at approximately 1:10 p.m., Calvert County Animal Control dispatch received a call in regard to two kittens having been thrown into the river by a white male with a beard in a maroon in color Buick SUV. An Animal Control Officer arrived on scene at approximately 1:25 p.m. and...
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65 Acre Flora Corner Road Property in St. Mary’s County Gets Conservation Protection

65 Acre Flora Corner Road Property in St. Mary’s County Gets Conservation Protection

On October 7, 2021, the Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust acquired a conservation easement on a 65.88-acre property in the Mechanicsville, Md., area owned by Nellie Catherine Kurzmann. The transaction was made possible by funds provided by the Rural Legacy Program of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which will co-hold the easement with...
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