Monthly Archives: July 2017

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Friday Night Stabbing

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Friday Night Stabbing

On Friday, July 21, 2017, at approximately 8:10 p.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a stabbing in Lexington Park. Emergency personnel and police responded to Patuxent Road, in Lexington Park and upon arrival found a male in his forties suffering from a stab wound to his...
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Charles County High School Teacher Found Not Guilty of Student Allegations of Sexual Abuse

Charles County High School Teacher Found Not Guilty of Student Allegations of Sexual Abuse

On Thursday, July 20, 2017, a Charles County jury found Ronald Wells, a science teacher from Henry E. Lackey High School, not guilty of student allegations of sexual abuse. Two students had accused Wells in the spring of 2016 of allegedly attempting to engage in sexual abuse. One student made his allegation on April...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Announces National Night Out Participating Communities

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Announces National Night Out Participating Communities

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, from 6 pm-8 pm, neighborhoods throughout St. Mary’s County will join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 34th Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and will involve over 11,000 communities from...
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Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

On Friday, July 14, 2017, at 11:15 a.m., the suspect placed items from the Lexington Park Family Dollar store into his black backpack and fled without paying for the merchandise. The Lexington Park Family Dollar store is located at 21703 Great Mills Road. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect and/or about...
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Great Mills Man Arrested for Handgun Violation and Drug Possession

Great Mills Man Arrested for Handgun Violation and Drug Possession

On Monday, July 3, 2017, Deputy M. Beyer of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was on foot patrol in the area of Foxchase Apartments. When Beyer approached a group in the area, one of them, Travis Devon Floyd, 29, of Great Mills, quickly took off running. Beyer gave chase and observed a silver gun...
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Clinton Man Sentenced To 30 Months In Federal Court For Wire Fraud

Clinton Man Sentenced To 30 Months In Federal Court For Wire Fraud

John Calvin Baltimore, age 37, of Clinton, Maryland was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release and restitution of $239,609 by U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis. Baltimore pleaded guilty to wire fraud in a scheme where he defrauded his employer by stealing cash from a large safe...
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Great Mills Woman Arrested for Selling Alcohol to Underaged Informant

Great Mills Woman Arrested for Selling Alcohol to Underaged Informant

In response to complaints received by the St. Mary’s County Alcohol Beverage Board, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted an alcohol enforcement operation at Jughead Liquors, on Alton Lane, in California. During the operation, an underage buyer entered the business and returned a short time later with alcohol. A description of the clerk...
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Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Motorcycle Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Motorcycle Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on July 19, 2017 last night, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack responded to a fatal collision on US-Rt.1 (Baltimore Avenue) at Prince Georges Avenue, in Beltsville. There was a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle involved in this collision. The Motorcycle driver was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Preliminary...
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Cooling Centers Available in Charles County During Summer Months

Cooling Centers Available in Charles County During Summer Months

As the summer heat begins, it is important to stay cool and hydrated. When the National Weather issues a Heat Advisory, Excessive Heat Watch, Excessive Heat Warning, or Air Quality Alert of Orange or greater, the following public buildings are open during regular business hours for use by residents: Capital Clubhouse (Monday through Sunday, 9...
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Cooling Centers Available in Calvert County During Sweltering Temperatures

Cooling Centers Available in Calvert County During Sweltering Temperatures

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for later this week as temperatures are expected to exceed 105 degrees. The Calvert County Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management reminds citizens there are several places in Calvert County to visit if they need to cool off. The county’s community centers...
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As Temperatures Soar Cooling Centers will be Available in St. Mary’s County

As Temperatures Soar Cooling Centers will be Available in St. Mary’s County

With temperatures expected to climb into the mid 90’s and heat indexes possibly exceeding 105 degrees across the region Wednesday and Thursday, the Department of Emergency Services and Technology is encouraging citizens to prepare. Drink fluid daily to prevent dehydration. Water, fruit juices and juice drinks are the best choices. Avoid alcohol and caffeine...
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Wednesday’s Pet is TOY

Wednesday’s Pet is TOY

Wednesday’s Pet for 7/19/17 is TOY Featured Pet: Toy Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Terrier Mix Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee:  Has been paid by Prince Frederick Chrysler Toy is a scruffy, talking, bundle of energy.  He loves to talk and play ball. ...
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UPDATE: Police Arrest Mechanicsville Man After Road Rage Shooting in Alexandria

UPDATE: Police Arrest Mechanicsville Man After Road Rage Shooting in Alexandria

UPDATE: Stickell is currently being held on a no bond status. 7/19/2017: The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on the Eisenhower Connector near the 495 off-ramp. At approximately 7:56 a.m., on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, officers were dispatched to a shooting. The initial investigation has shown that a “road rage” incident...
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VIDEO: Bryans Road Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Police Chase

VIDEO: Bryans Road Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Police Chase

On Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at approximately 1:52 a.m., Trooper First Class C. Ditoto, from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack was on duty operating his marked Maryland State Police cruiser on Chancellors Run Road in the area of Maryland Route 235, in Lexington Park. Trooper Ditoto observed a silver Chevrolet traveling directly in...
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Prince George’s Co. Man Faces Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

Prince George’s Co. Man Faces Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

Maryland State Police have charged a Prince George’s County man with possession of drugs after he was stopped earlier today on westbound Rt. 50 at Southaven Road in Annapolis. The suspect is identified as Nathan Campbell, 29, of Temple Hills. He is charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, intent to distribute and...
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Two Teens Arrested for Burglary at Target in Waldorf

Two Teens Arrested for Burglary at Target in Waldorf

On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 4:05 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm activation at Target on Western Parkway, in Waldorf. When officers arrived, they observed a male suspect running back inside the store. Officers established a perimeter and a police K9 searched the building. Two suspects were...
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Drivers Urged to Use Caution for Potential Hazardous Weather this Afternoon

Drivers Urged to Use Caution for Potential Hazardous Weather this Afternoon

The National Weather Service warned that this week’s excessive heat could lead to isolated storms that could cause flash flooding in the Baltimore-Washington region this afternoon and into the evening. These storms, which many areas experienced Monday afternoon, develop rapidly and can produce, locally, significant rain fall.  Additionally, severe weather could cause fallen trees/limbs,...
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Take the Buy Local Challenge (JULY 22-30) It’s a Win, Win!

Take the Buy Local Challenge (JULY 22-30) It’s a Win, Win!

The annual statewide Buy Local Challenge (BLC) encourages everyone to eat something from a local farm every day during Buy Local Week, July 22 – 30, 2017. Individuals, businesses and organizations can take the Challenge, which is voluntary pledge to eat Maryland farm products (produce, dairy, seafood, meats and fruit) for one week. Locally...
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Lexington Park Grandmother Arrested for Child Abuse

Lexington Park Grandmother Arrested for Child Abuse

On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Deputy B. Gaskill of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46000 block of Yorktown Road in Lexington Park for a reported assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Nikki Pistorio, 55, of Lexington Park, struck the juvenile victim in the face multiple times. During the assault, she...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

On Saturday, June 24, 2017, Deputy V. Pontorno of the St, Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling the area of the 20000 block of Point Lookout Road in Great Mills when he observed suspicious subjects in the area of the gazebo. As Pontorno approached the area on foot, he noticed signs the suspects, Troy...
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SMECO awards matching contribution

SMECO awards matching contribution

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) recently received a $4,500 contribution from CoBank to award to Christmas in April organizations in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. Each organization is receiving $1,500 through CoBank’s Sharing Success program, a $3 million charitable fund to benefit cooperatives and the charitable groups they support. As a CoBank customer,...
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Troopers in Prince George’s County to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Troopers in Prince George’s County to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

Troopers from the Maryland State Police and officers from the Capitol Heights Police Department will conducting a joint DUI checkpoint on Friday, July 21, 2107 at 9:30 p.m., with the primary purpose of educating the motoring public in Prince George’s County about the dangers of impaired driving. During the checkpoint law enforcement personnel will...
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UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Mechanicsville Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Mechanicsville Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE 7/17/2017 @ 5:00 p.m.: Update: The driver of the Dodge Avenger, 24-year-old Holly Anne Blankenship, succumbed to her injuries while being treated at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. 7/13/2017: On July 13, 2017, at 5:55 p.m., a 2010 Dodge Avenger being operated by a 24-year-old female of Mechanicsville, attempted to cross northbound Three Notch Road...
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Betty Jo (Kimble) Saunders, 72

Betty Jo (Kimble) Saunders, 72

Betty Jo (Kimble) Saunders, 72, of Cobb Island, MD passed away unexpectedly on July 14, 2017. Born on October 26, 1944 in Washington, DC to the late Joseph Carter Kimble and the late Anna Grant Kimble, Betty Jo is also preceded in death by her sisters, Patsy Ann Kimble Qureshi and Gloria Jean Kimble....
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Connor Jeffrey Mclhinney

Connor Jeffrey Mclhinney passed away on July 8, 2017 at Charles Regional Medical Center in LaPlata, MD. Connor was born on July 8, 2017 in LaPlata, MD to David Jeffrey and Kristen Elizabeth Mclhinney. He is also survived by his brother, John David Mclhinney; Gr. Grandparents, Jack and Norma Dee and William Mclhinney; Grandparents,...
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