Monthly Archives: June 2019

Calvert County Sheriffs Office Arrests and Investigations – 6/18/2019

Calvert County Sheriffs Office Arrests and Investigations – 6/18/2019

During the weeks of May 27 – June 9 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 3,179 calls for service throughout the community. The following is a sample of recent arrests, crimes, and investigations handled by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. On May 31, 2019 Deputy Savick conducted a traffic stop on...
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Waldorf Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Bribery Charge for Accepting Cash to Falsify Urinalysis Results to U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services

Waldorf Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Bribery Charge for Accepting Cash to Falsify Urinalysis Results to U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services

Michael Andre Brown, age 47, of Waldorf, pleaded guilty today to a federal bribery charge, in connection with his employment with a federal contractor in which he administered urinalysis tests to individuals on federal probation, supervised release and pre-trial supervision. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland...
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7-Eleven in Waldorf Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

7-Eleven in Waldorf Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

As we start the week, we’re looking for another Bonus Match 5 winner. If you bought a ticket in Waldorf for the Saturday, June 15 drawing, you may be our latest $50,000 top-prize winner! The 7-Eleven store located at 1065 St. Ignatius Drive in Waldorf sold the winning ticket, which carries the winning numbers of 1,...
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Huntingtown Man Arrested for Attempted Murder at Wendy’s in Prince Frederick

Huntingtown Man Arrested for Attempted Murder at Wendy’s in Prince Frederick

Maryland State Police arrested a man on Saturday, June 15, 2019, in connection with a stabbing in Calvert County. Mario Puzo Le, 37, of Huntingtown, was arrested, and after consultation with the Calvert County State’s Attorney’s Office, he was charged with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, attempted second-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. After being...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Bowie

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Bowie

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in the unincorporated section of Bowie. The victim is 14-year-old Kamal Nashid of Goodloes Promise Drive in Bowie. On June 15th, at approximately 1:30 pm, patrol officers were called to Church Road and Fairview Vista Drive for...
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Calvert County Files Suit Against Opioid Makers and Distributors

Calvert County Files Suit Against Opioid Makers and Distributors

On Thursday, June 13, the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners filed suit in federal court against the largest manufacturers and distributors of opiates to recover costs related to the opioid crisis. The suit alleges opioid manufacturers and distributors engaged in deceptive and illegal marketing schemes and helped create the public health emergency caused...
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Governor Hogan Announces Launch of Student Debt Repayment Plan

Governor Hogan Announces Launch of Student Debt Repayment Plan

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the launch of SmartWork, an important component of the administration’s overall college affordability and student debt relief package. The governor introduced SmartWork in 2018 as part of a comprehensive series of initiatives to make a college education more affordable and provide relief to Marylanders burdened by student debt. The SmartWork component for...
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St. Mary’s Citizens Reminded to Beware of Jury Duty Scams

St. Mary’s Citizens Reminded to Beware of Jury Duty Scams

Citizens are reminded that the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will not call or mail residents seeking cash or gift cards. This week, a victim received a telephone call in which the scammer claimed to be from the Sheriff’s Office, advising that the victim missed jury duty and had a warrant out for their...
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Historic St. Mary’s City Beer Fest

Historic St. Mary’s City Beer Fest

On June 22, from 12 pm to 6 pm, Historic St. Mary’s City will be hosting the 9th annual BeerFest! The outdoor festival has a full day planned, including special tours of the Van Sweringen #39;s Inn exhibit, beer making demonstrations, a children's activity tent, and learning opportunities with museum staff. Live music will...
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Three Injured After Serious Crash in Mechanicsville

Three Injured After Serious Crash in Mechanicsville

On Friday, June 14, 2019, at approximately 3:00 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Thompson Corner Road in Mechanicsville, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious. As units responded to the scene, dispatch advised the 911 callers reported one patient possibly had an amputated leg....
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St. Mary’s County Museum Division Offers Special Public Open Houses

St. Mary’s County Museum Division Offers Special Public Open Houses

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division, in partnership with the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions (UCAC), will be offering special Open Houses for visitors and the community at the Drayden African American Schoolhouse in Drayden, MD, during Juneteenth Weekend, June 15 and 16, 2019. The Drayden African American Schoolhouse is one of the nation’s best-preserved one-room African-American schoolhouses, and...
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Letter to the Editor – Drag Queen Story Hour at Lexington Park Library

Letter to the Editor – Drag Queen Story Hour at Lexington Park Library

The following letter to the editor was submitted to SMNEWSNET.COM. Letter to the Editor: The group called: Southern MD area Secular Humanist (SMASH) are sponsoring an event of teaching young boys how to be “Drag Queens” on this coming June 23, 2019, at 2:00pm, starting with their so called “Story Hour” which gives the...
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One Patient Transported to Trauma Center After Rollover Crash in Hollywood

One Patient Transported to Trauma Center After Rollover Crash in Hollywood

On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at approximately 3:30 p.m., police fire, and rescue responded to the area of Hollywood Road and Three Notch Road in Hollywood, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one vehicle overturned and one subject trapped. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway with one...
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No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes Pole in Waldorf

No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes Pole in Waldorf

On Thursday, June 13, 2019, at approximately 11:55 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of 4666 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with entrapment. Crews arrived on scene and reported a single vehicle off the roadway and into a pole, with one subject inside with...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Arrests – 6/14/2018

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Arrests – 6/14/2018

The following information was provided by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. Assault- On May 23, 2019, Dep. Snyder responded to the 45700 block of Nicholas Court in Great Mills, for the reported assault. Investigation determined Sadiyah Mon’e Vaughan, age 21 of Great Mills, assaulted two victims during an argument. Vaughan bit on victim...
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Two Patients Transported to Hospital After Motor Vehicle Accident on Great Mills Road

Two Patients Transported to Hospital After Motor Vehicle Accident on Great Mills Road

On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at approximately 3:30 p.m., police fire, and rescue responded to the area of Great Mills Road and Tower Lane in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway in a rear-end style collision. Two patients were transported to...
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Impaired Driving Checkpoint to be Conducted in La Plata on Friday, June 14, 2019

Impaired Driving Checkpoint to be Conducted in La Plata on Friday, June 14, 2019

The La Plata Police Department, in partnership with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police – La Plata Barrack, and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department will be conducting a multi-jurisdictional dedicated Impaired Driving Checkpoint on Friday, June 14, 2019, in La Plata. This initiative is made possible, in part, through grant funding...
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Impulse Buy Turns Routine Friday Night into $50,000 Home Run For Mechanicsville Grandmother

Impulse Buy Turns Routine Friday Night into $50,000 Home Run For Mechanicsville Grandmother

A Mechanicsville grandmother of one who usually plays Maryland Lottery games only on paydays made an impulse buy and hit a $50,000 home run. “Every two weeks, right after I get paid, my husband and I usually go shopping for groceries and then I buy a couple of Lottery tickets,” said the “Lucky Winner.”...
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VIDEO: Trailer Fire in Ridge Under Investigation

VIDEO: Trailer Fire in Ridge Under Investigation

On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at approximately 6:25 p.m., firefighters from Ridge Volunteer Fire Department told dispatchers a trailer across the street from the firehouse was on fire. At approximately 6:28 p.m., Firefighters from Ridge, Bay District, NAS Webster Field, Valley Lee, and 7th District responded to 13820 Point Lookout Road and Howard Way...
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Barbara Cameron.75

Barbara Cameron.75

Barbara Cameron.75, of Hollywood, MD formerly from Germany passed away on June 10, 2019 in Leonardtown, MD. She was born on March 31, 1944 in Zelow, Poland, and was the loving daughter of the late Annaliese and Karl Mennel of Ochsenfurt, Germany. Barbara was the loving wife of Thomas Cameron, whom she married on...
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Scott David Ely 65

Scott David Ely 65

Scott David Ely 65, of Mechanicsville MD departed this life on June 5th, 2019 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD with his family by his side. Scott was born on October 5, 1953 in Norwalk, CT to the late Leonard Ely and Shirley Parker Ely. He graduated from Norwalk High School in...
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Stella Pandelis Brong, 89

Stella Pandelis Brong, 89

Stella Pandelis Brong, 89, of Hollywood, MD passed away on June 8, 2019 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center. Stella was born on April 27, 1930 in Cairo, Egypt to the late Pandelis C. Samaras and Helen P. (Theodossiou) Samaras. Stella married the love of her life, Ervin A. Brong, Jr. on November 4, 1953...
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Carol Jeanne Ressler

Carol Jeanne Ressler

Carol Jeanne Ressler, daughter of James Henry and Pearl Isabel Cross, of Penn, PA, passed away in the early morning hours of June 9, 2019, at the Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD after a long and debilitating illness. She was preceded in death by both of her parents and by her...
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David William Ingram, 80

David William Ingram, 80

David William Ingram died in the spring of his 80th year. He went home to a place he’d never been before, where the mountains rise up and treasure abounds. David left this life on May 21, 2019 at his daughter’s home in Charlotte Hall with his sweet pup, Gigi, by his side. He was...
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Alma Rae Murphy, 81

Alma Rae Murphy, 81

Alma Rae Murphy, 81, of St. Inigoes, MD, passed away on June 6, 2019 at her home with her loving family by her side. Alma was born on April 30, 1938 in MD to the late Walter Councilman and Elizabeth (Blanche) Councilman. Alma worked as a Secretary before marrying Michael Murphy in Arlington, VA...
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