Monthly Archives: October 2018

UPDATE: Lusby Woman Caught on Video Stealing Halloween Decorations Blames Mental Illnesses

UPDATE: Lusby Woman Caught on Video Stealing Halloween Decorations Blames Mental Illnesses

UPDATE 10/16/2018: Shortly after the article below on Ashley Michelle Zorn, 34, of Lusby, was Facebooked, Zorn posted a number of very lengthy comments on the SMNEWSNET Facebook page. Zorn said “Let me clarify a few things up for everybody” Below are a few paragraphs from one of many posts from Ashley Zorn’s Facebook...
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National Training Programs Graduate Two Natural Resources Police Officers

National Training Programs Graduate Two Natural Resources Police Officers

Two Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police lieutenants recently graduated from law enforcement training academies that specialize in advanced leadership skills. Lt. Catherine Medellin, who commands the southern Maryland patrol area, was one of 36 conservation officers to receive diplomas from National Conservation Law Enforcement Leadership Academy, which provides practical skills and knowledge for executive-level conservation...
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Free Parent Workshop Conscious Discipline “From Choas to Calm”

Free Parent Workshop Conscious Discipline “From Choas to Calm”

Pre-Kindergarten, Head Start, and other parents, grandparents, and childcare providers of young children are invited to a FREE parent workshop on Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 5:30-7:15 p.m. at the Lexington Park Library. Childcare will be available and light refreshments for children will be provided. This workshop focuses on Social-Emotional Learning and is part of the research...
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Early Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Set to Begin

Early Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Set to Begin

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season opens statewide October 18. This is one of many deer hunting opportunities offered in the state and typically coincides with pleasant fall weather. The early muzzleloader season runs from October 18-20 in Deer Management Regions A and B. Region A...
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Deputies in Charles County Investigating Indecent Exposure at Senior Rental Community

Deputies in Charles County Investigating Indecent Exposure at Senior Rental Community

On Thursday, August 30, 2018, at approximately 12:37 p.m., deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Birchwood at Waldorf senior apartments on Moses Way, in Waldorf, for the report of an Indecent Exposure. Upon arrival, police located the suspect sitting to the rear of the property, and he was identified as Coleman Williams...
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Career Criminal Steals Over $2,500 From Charles County Detention Center Bank Account

Career Criminal Steals Over $2,500 From Charles County Detention Center Bank Account

On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a theft from a bank account owned by the Charles County Detention Center. Police made contact with an accounting clerk assigned to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Finance Department who noticed two unusual transactions on a bank account used to...
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UPDATE: Missing Cows From Historic St. Mary’s City Have Been Located

UPDATE: Missing Cows From Historic St. Mary’s City Have Been Located

10/15/2018 @ 10:00 p.m.: Historic St. Mary’s City posted to following to their Facebook page. We would like to thank the community for helping us find these two. Thanks to a college student recognizing their photo on Facebook, we have been able to track down our cows, who seemingly enjoyed a lovely (and lengthy) fall...
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Oxon Hill Man Arrested in Waldorf for Carjacking, Assault and Drug Distribution

Oxon Hill Man Arrested in Waldorf for Carjacking, Assault and Drug Distribution

On Sunday, October 14, 2018, at approximately 5:29 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a hotel in the 11300 block of Days Court in Waldorf for the report of a carjacking involving a black sport utility vehicle. While en route to the hotel, officers were notified of another caller reporting...
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Police in Prince Frederick Investigating Motor Vehicle Accident

Police in Prince Frederick Investigating Motor Vehicle Accident

On Monday, October 15, 2018, at approximately 7:50 a.m., police, firefighters and emergency personnel responded to Route 4 at German Chapel Road, in Prince Frederick for a motor vehicle accident. First arriving units found a Corvette in the roadway and a pick up truck on it’s side with subjects trapped in both vehicles. Details...
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Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Recognized Nationally for Promoting Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation

Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Recognized Nationally for Promoting Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center (MSMHC) was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The campaign has added more than 443,000 donor enrollments to state...
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Classical Pianists Brian Ganz and Beverly Babcock Perform Mozart Together in a Free Concert on Tuesday, October 16 at SMCM

Classical Pianists Brian Ganz and Beverly Babcock Perform Mozart Together in a Free Concert on Tuesday, October 16 at SMCM

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Musician-in-Residence Brian Ganz and fellow music department faculty member Beverly Babcock will continue their popular noon concert series on Tuesday, October 16 in the Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall on the college campus. They will offer a discussion and performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466. The program is free and open...
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St. Mary’s County Teachers to Receive Free Admission to County-Operated Museums

St. Mary’s County Teachers to Receive Free Admission to County-Operated Museums

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division will offer teachers from any educational institution free admission into St. Clement’s Island Museum or the Piney Point Lighthouse Museum & Historic Park when presenting a valid teacher ID at admission. While taking advantage of this opportunity to visit and learn more about these museums and historic sites,...
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Mother of 5-Year-Old Arrested After Child Said he was Zip-Tied and Duct Taped

Mother of 5-Year-Old Arrested After Child Said he was Zip-Tied and Duct Taped

On Sunday, September 30, 2018, a deputy from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office made contact with the complainant, an adult male, in regard to the abuse of his 5-year-old son. The complainant received a phone call at 4:00 p.m., hours from Kimberly Dawn Stone, 25, of Great Mills, advising him to come and...
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Letter to the Editor: Endorsement of Sheriff Tim Cameron by Richard Fritz, State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County

Letter to the Editor: Endorsement of Sheriff Tim Cameron by Richard Fritz, State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County

As State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County, I fully support and endorse Sheriff Tim Cameron’s reelection bid for Sheriff of St. Mary’s County. Over the past twelve years, as State’s Attorney, I have had the opportunity to work closely with Sheriff Cameron and the men and women of the Sheriff’s Department, and I highly...
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18-Year-Old Waldorf Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Port Tobacco, Six Injured

18-Year-Old Waldorf Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Port Tobacco, Six Injured

  UPDATE 10/15/2018 @ 10:00 p.m.: Destanee Keenae Lyles, 18, of Waldorf, was a 2018 Westlake High School graduate. Police are still investigating the crash, and have not indicated whether a driver will be charged with any crimes. 10/14/18: On Sunday, October 14, 2018, at approximately 2:15 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata...
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Good Samaritan Rescues Baby from Burning Vehicle in Dunkirk

Good Samaritan Rescues Baby from Burning Vehicle in Dunkirk

On Saturday October 13, 2018, at approximately 10:25 p.m., volunteers from the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched for the serious head-on accident with fire at Route 4 & 260, in Dunkirk. Multiple units responded and found a two-vehicle accident with a minivan fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters made quick work extinguishing the fire while...
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Strong Armed Robbery in Lexington Park Under Investigation

Strong Armed Robbery in Lexington Park Under Investigation

On Wednesday, October 10, at approximately 11:00 p.m., police responded to the area of A&E motel for the reported strong armed robbery. Police arrived on scene to find a male victim had been assaulted and robbed of an unknown amount of U.S currency. The suspect was described as a black male wearing jeans. The...
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All Faith Church Annual Fall Dinner Scheduled

All Faith Church Annual Fall Dinner Scheduled

All Faith Episcopal Church will be hosting its Annual Fall Dinner on Saturday, November 3, from noon until 5 p.m. at the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department social hall located at 28165 Hills Club Road, Mechanicsville. The meal features fried oysters, Southern Maryland stuffed ham, fried chicken, side dishes, and drinks. The dinner is $25 for adults and $12...
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Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot for the 2018 Gubernatorial General Election is Approaching

Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot for the 2018 Gubernatorial General Election is Approaching

The deadline to request a 2018 Gubernatorial General Election absentee ballot for mail delivery is Tuesday, October 30.  The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the general election for internet delivery is Friday, November 2. Any registered voter in Maryland may request and vote by absentee ballot. A voter who wishes to vote by absentee ballot may request an absentee ballot...
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Serious Motor Vehicle in Waldorf Reported

Serious Motor Vehicle in Waldorf Reported

On October 11, 2018, at approximately 3:50 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of St. Patricks Drive, and Redhorse Court, in Waldorf, for the reported serious motor vehicle accident with subjects trapped.
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Jesse Wade McCullough

Jesse Wade McCullough

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department continues to mourn and remember Firefighter Jesse Wade McCullough. Firefighter McCullough passed away on October 9, 2018, after his heroic battle against occupational cancer. Firefighter McCullough will be honored with a line-of-duty funeral, to be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 (details below): Visitation will...
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No Injuries Reported in Serious Crash That Sends Vehicle Airborne in Great Mills

No Injuries Reported in Serious Crash That Sends Vehicle Airborne in Great Mills

On Friday, October 12, 2018, at approximately 9:55 a.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Jay Dee Court, and Great Mills Road, in Great Mills, for the reported serious motor vehicle accident with one vehicle overturned. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway, and one vehicle...
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Foundation 4 Heroes will host Race 4 Heros October 20th on Solomons Island

Foundation 4 Heroes will host Race 4 Heros October 20th on Solomons Island

On Saturday morning, October 20th 2018, Foundation 4 Heroes will host their inaugural “RACE 4 HEROES” event for the community on Solomons Island. Participants can register on www.Active.com. If you sign up before September 30th the cost is $25. After that it is $30. Participants will receive a Race 4 Heroes moisture-wicking, bullet stopping,...
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Hollywood Man Wanted on Arrest Warrant

Hollywood Man Wanted on Arrest Warrant

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of a man wanted on an open arrest warrant. Rodney Delray Taylor, a 52-year-old black male, is wanted on an open arrest warrant for unauthorized removal of property. Taylor’s last known address is in Hollywood. Taylor has brown eyes, is bald, weighs 167 pounds...
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Fall Brings Heightened Risk of Wildfire

Fall Brings Heightened Risk of Wildfire

Fire Prevention Week begins October 7, coinciding with the beginning of the fall wildfire season in Maryland. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources urges residents throughout the state to take precautions as the changing foliage increases the risks of wildland fires spreading through brush and forests. Wildfires occur every month in Maryland, but peak in the spring and...
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