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Camp Counselors Being Investigated for Assault Allegations

Camp Counselors Being Investigated for Assault Allegations

The St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) is conducting an investigation into a complaint of a possible assault at the Camp Ernest W. Brown located in Scotland, Maryland. Administrators at Camp Brown contacted local police when they learned of assault allegations involving Camp Brown staff counselors. The investigation was routinely forward to...
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Cash Reward for Arrest of Graffiti Artist

Cash Reward for Arrest of Graffiti Artist

The St. Mary’s County Office and the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack is attempting to identify the individual(s) who are responsible for two incidents of graffiti which was spray painted on the exterior walls of Town Creek Elementary.  The first incident occurred between June 6, 2012 and June 25, 2012 and the second incident...
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UPDATE: Names Released in Police Involved Shooting

UPDATE: Names Released in Police Involved Shooting

UPDATE August 7 As part of its ongoing investigation into the police-involved shooting of a suspect armed with knives late Aug. 2, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the officer and the suspect. At 11:44 p.m. Aug. 2, officers responded to the 1100 block of Hamlin Road in Waldorf for...
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Arson in St. Mary’s: Suspect May be Injured

Arson in St. Mary’s: Suspect May be Injured

Maryland State Fire Marshall’s are investigating a case of arson in St. Mary’s County. On Aug. 6 around 9:51 p.m., firefighters from Bay District VFD responded to the 21600 blk of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park for report of a vehicle fire. Crews arrived on scene to discover a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria...
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Sidewalk Chalk-a-Thon – A Unique Art Contest for All Ages and Abilities

Sidewalk Chalk-a-Thon – A Unique Art Contest for All Ages and Abilities

On Saturday, August 4, The Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center held the first of its two-weekend unique art contests, “The Chalk-a-Thon.” This contest is a fun mix of art and play for budding artists of all ages. This coming weekend, on August 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday August 12...
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Party Goers Gather for 11th Annual Beach Party on the Square

Party Goers Gather for 11th Annual Beach Party on the Square

On Saturday, Aug. 4 , party goers gathered on the streets of Leonardtown for the 11th Annual Beach Party on the Square. Guests enjoyed fantastic tunes from The 25th Hour Band, the high-stepping jump ropers of Greenbelt Sity Stars, energetic line-dancing with Pam Veitch, The Daughters of Veda Mid Eastern Dance Troupe, Zumba dance with Robyn...
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The Lawnmower Races at Bowles Farm were a Roaring Good Time

The Lawnmower Races at Bowles Farm were a Roaring Good Time

In the heart of St. Mary’s farmland, near Clements, the air was disturbed, the silence shattered and thousands were amazed at the roaring of the annual racing event held at Bowles Farm – Lawnmower Races. According to Ronnie Mattingly, one of the coordinators of this event “Weather was great, crowds were huge, overall it...
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Wallet Stolen from Victim at Church: Suspect Sought

Wallet Stolen from Victim at Church: Suspect Sought

On  March 4, 2012, the victim had his wallet stolen from his jacket during a Sunday service at the Lexington Park Methodist Church, 21760 Great Mills Rd. Lexington Park, MD. The suspect, pictured used the victim’s credit card later the same day to make purchases at several transactions in Lexington Park. The photo seen here is of the...
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Four Lusby Men Arrested for Causing Traffic Hazard

Four Lusby Men Arrested for Causing Traffic Hazard

Four men were arrested on August 5 at 11:46 p.m., by Calvert County DFC S. Morder after they were in the roadway near the traffic circle on Rousby Hall and Olivet Road in Lusby refusing to allow vehicles to pass. The men refused to leave the roadway after being asked by Morder to do...
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Four Days of FUN at the North Beach VFD Carnival

Four Days of FUN at the North Beach VFD Carnival

The North Beach Volunteer Fire Department held it’s annual carnival from Julyl 31 – Aug 4, 2012. The carnival was full of rides, games, food and FUN!  Thanks to all the members and volunteers who made this event so special! Check out the photos to see what a great time was had by ALL!...
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UPDATE: Four Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Leonardtown

UPDATE: Four Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Leonardtown

UPDATE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE On August 4, 2012 at approximately 1:12 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Maryland Route 5, south of College Circle in Leonardtown, Maryland. Upon arrival, TFC M. Moore rendered aid to the injured, in one case, life saving first...
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Bear Creek Open Pit Bar-B-Q Restaurant Review

Bear Creek Open Pit Bar-B-Q Restaurant Review

I was looking for a barbecue place to have lunch and read about Bear Creek and the fire that shut down the restaurant for a little while but came back stronger from the ashes. And so off I went to Callaway for lunch to see what the place had to offer. The restaurant had picnic tables...
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Driver Trapped, Transported from Accident at Gate 2

Driver Trapped, Transported from Accident at Gate 2

On Saturday, August 4, around 7:18 a.m., police and rescue crews were dispatched to report of an accident with injuries in the area of the 21800 blk of Three Notch Road at gate 2 of the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Lexington Park. Crews arrived on scene to discover a crash victim trapped in a...
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Another Walk Off, Another WIN for the Blue Crabs

Another Walk Off, Another WIN for the Blue Crabs

Friday, August 3, 2012 By: Brian Radle The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (12-7, 42-47) took down the Long Island Ducks (6-14, 45-44) with another walk off win in the 13th inning Thursday night. It’s their second walk off win in the past three games, both coming in extra innings. To say this series had...
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Master Plan Update for St. Leonard Draws a Crowd

Master Plan Update for St. Leonard Draws a Crowd

The Calvert Board of County Commissioners, along with the Planning Commission, held a public hearing Tuesday at the St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad. The meeting was well attended by those who live in St. Leonard as well as the neighboring communities. Jerry Clark, President of the BOCC, opened the meeting and...
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Sotterley Plantation to Host Barn Bash Aug. 25

Sotterley Plantation to Host Barn Bash Aug. 25

Sotterley Barn Bash! Saturday, August 25, 2012 5:00 p.m. gates open | 6:00 p.m. music begins Sotterley Plantation is pleased to announce a fun family-friendly night of live music and dancing featuring “The Country Memories Band.” The goal of this 10 year old Southern Maryland band, with a mighty following, is to bring back...
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Couple Arrested for Sex Abuse of a Minor

Couple Arrested for Sex Abuse of a Minor

On August 2, 2012, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Special Victims Unit, initiated an investigation regarding alleged sex offenses committed involving a minor which took place from January 2010 through June 2010. The investigation determined Gregory S. Morgan, age 34, of Mechanicsville Md. and Sherry L. Knott, age 32,...
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10 Establishments Busted for Selling to Minors

10 Establishments Busted for Selling to Minors

On July 31 and August 1, 2012 the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Alcohol Enforcement Coordinator DFC James Stone conducted underage “Compliance Checks” at 43 various business establishments possessing liquor licenses throughout St. Mary’s County. During these compliance checks, underage informants entered random establishments and attempted to purchase alcohol beverages. The following ten establishments...
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National Oyster Cook-off Seeks Contestants

National Oyster Cook-off Seeks Contestants

Flambéed in white wine, sautéed in lemon butter, chargrilled with mango chutney ─ Chefs of all skill levels are invited to test their original oyster recipe against the best, in the 33rd National Oyster Cook-off! A panel of food experts will choose nine of the most creative and mouthwatering recipes to take part in...
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Neighborhood Thieves Detained on Multiple Charges

Neighborhood Thieves Detained on Multiple Charges

On August 1, 2012, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations and deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division made apprehensions in an ongoing investigation into multiple burglaries and malicious destructions of property in the Wildewood community. During the month of June 2012, Aaron B. Ledbetter, age...
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Armed Robbery in Solomons: Suspects Sought

Armed Robbery in Solomons: Suspects Sought

On Tuesday, July 31 at 10:02 p.m. a 911 call was received at the Calvert Control Center. The caller reported that a black male had just tried to rob him and his two companions behind the Dynasty Chinese Restaurant located at 13322 H.G. Trueman Road in Solomons. Units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office...
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Get a Head Start on National Lighthouse Day at Calvert Marine Museum

Get a Head Start on National Lighthouse Day at Calvert Marine Museum

National Lighthouse Day is Tuesday, August 7, but lighthouse enthusiasts need not wait. On Sunday, August 5, Calvert Marine Museum is getting a jump start on the day with some great activities and lighthouse merchandise at its museum store. According to CMM’s Store Manger, Maureen Baughman, “We have some wonderful new lighthouse items including...
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Calvert Welcomes Six New Deputies

Calvert Welcomes Six New Deputies

On July 20th the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy graduated six Calvert County Sheriff’s Office new deputies. They have filled positions vacated by retired or former deputies. Four of these deputies are Calvert County natives who attended Calvert County public schools. Deputy Jereme Brown attended Calvert High School, Deputy Lindsay Wood attended Northern High...
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Update: 3 Dead in Calvert Murder, Suicide, Son Critical

Update: 3 Dead in Calvert Murder, Suicide, Son Critical

  Official Press Release   UPDATE 8/1/2012 On July 31 at approximately 8:26 a.m., Calvert County deputies responded to 1800 Candlelight Court in Owings for a domestic dispute. Upon arrival patrol deputies found no sign of movement in the house and a witness stated that the homeowner, Frank Hayward, had a gun. Several attempts to...
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Congrats to SMCSO Employees of the Quarter

Congrats to SMCSO Employees of the Quarter

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce “Employees of the Quarter”: Correctional Officer of the Second Quarter – C.O. Mickey Adkins Correctional Officer Mickey Adkins is recognized as the Correctional Officer of the Quarter for his unparalleled job performance, work ethic and demeanor which has brought praise from subordinates, peers and supervisors....
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