Monthly Archives: February 2020

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Assistance in Locating Missing Juvenile Malayasia Marie Rodriguez, age 17

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Assistance in Locating Missing Juvenile Malayasia Marie Rodriguez, age 17

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate Malayasia Marie Rodriguez, age 17 of Chesapeake Beach, MD. Anyone who can provide information regarding the whereabouts of Malayasia Rodriguez is asked to contact Detective Richard Cress at (410) 535-2800, or via email: richard.cress@calvertcountymd.gov Please refer to case #2020-1264 when providing information. Please share to...
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UPDATE: Detectives Investigating Pharmacy Robbery in Waldorf, Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward

On February 3 at approximately 1:45 p.m., three suspects entered Hanson Pharmacy located in the 2100 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf. They climbed over the counter, sprayed an employee with pepper spray, stole various medications and cash and then fled to an awaiting vehicle operated by a fourth suspect. The vehicle was described...
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Handgun Recovered During Vehicle Stop in Lexington Park

Handgun Recovered During Vehicle Stop in Lexington Park

On February 4, 2020, at approximately 11:15 a.m. Deputy First Class Beyer conducted a vehicle stop in the 21800 block of Pegg Road in Lexington Park. The passenger in the vehicle was identified as Melvin Royce Jones Jr., 24 of Virginia. During the vehicle stop Jones fled on foot and was pursued by deputies....
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Maryland State Police Target Criminal Activity, Drug Use In St. Mary’s County

Maryland State Police Target Criminal Activity, Drug Use In St. Mary’s County

As part of a multi-unit operation, Maryland State Police targeted criminal activity and drug use in St. Mary’s County, which led to several arrests and the recovery of weapons in the community. The operation took place between Jan. 30 and Feb. 1, 2020, as the Maryland State Police Firearms Enforcement Unit implemented direct enforcement...
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Congressman Steny H. Hoyer Releases Statement Following President Trump’s State of the Union Address

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer Releases Statement Following President Trump’s State of the Union Address

“This evening, President Trump had an opportunity to show the American people and the Congress that he takes seriously the challenges we face as a nation and his responsibility as president to rally the country together to meet them.  Instead, he doubled-down on the rank partisanship and divisiveness that have characterized his presidency, using...
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Southern Maryland Co-Workers Win $10,000 on Lucky Lunch Break

Southern Maryland Co-Workers Win $10,000 on Lucky Lunch Break

Co-workers Carmen Deschaine, left, of Chesapeake Beach and Tosha Herbert of Hollywood became co-winners, splitting a $10,000 Max A Million scratch-off prize 50/50. Series of winning scratch-offs led to Max A Million scratch-off prize A pair of Southern Maryland co-workers have a great reason to count down the minutes to their next lunch break....
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Two Charles County Public School Educators Earn National Board Certification

Two Charles County Public School Educators Earn National Board Certification

Two Charles County Public Schools educators achieved national certification last month from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). National Board Certified Teachers complete a rigorous assessment process to be eligible for the designation. Casey Cleary of Benjamin Stoddert Middle School and Sonia Matthew of Milton M. Somers Middle School join 36 other...
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Bill Allows Motorists to Keep Driving Past Real ID Deadline

Bill Allows Motorists to Keep Driving Past Real ID Deadline

Maryland drivers who have their licenses confiscated due to Real ID non-compliance would be protected under legislation heard this week in the General Assembly. In 2005, the federal Real ID Act mandated that all U.S. residents obtain an updated identification card in order to travel on commercial aircraft and access federal facilities. The rule,...
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2019 IBMA Entertainer of the Year, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers Returning to the American Legion in Hughesville on Sunday, February 16, 2020

Celebrating the 15th year of the Bluegrass concerts at the American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville, MD, promoter Jay Armsworthy has brought another award winning group to Southern Maryland.  Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers will be appearing on Sunday February 16th.  Partnering with the Sons of the American Legion, the Legion Post 238...
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Md. Bill Would Make Helmets Optional for Most Motorcyclists

Md. Bill Would Make Helmets Optional for Most Motorcyclists

Helmets would no longer be mandatory for most motorcycle riders in Maryland under a bill expected to be heard in a state Senate committee Tuesday. Senate bill 237 would make motorcyclists and their passengers exempt from wearing a helmet if the motorcycle operator is 21 or older, has at least two years of riding...
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Volunteers in St. Mary’s County Sought for Solar Task Force

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County are seeking five volunteers for a Solar Task Force. This task force will seek community input, further investigate community needs, learn about solar regulations; identify potential site locations, discuss potential strengths/challenges with solar facilities. This five-member task force will meet monthly for six months to discuss gathered information...
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Minor Injuries Reported After Charles County Police Officer Involved in Rollover Crash in Waldorf

On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at approximately , police fire, and rescue personnel respond to Small Wood Drive and Middletown Road in Waldorf, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a Charles County Deputy. Deputies arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle crash, with the unmarked police cruiser off the roadway and...
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WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office – 2/4/2020

WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office – 2/4/2020

The following persons are wanted by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit is responsible for the service of criminal and child support warrants as well as criminal summonses issued by the courts. They are also responsible for coordinating extraditions of suspects out of state. If you have information...
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AUDIO: Man Rescued in Calvert After Being Trapped Under Crane Skip Pan in Dump Truck Bed

AUDIO: Man Rescued in Calvert After Being Trapped Under Crane Skip Pan in Dump Truck Bed

On Monday, February  3, 2020, at 1:25 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Route 4 and St. Leonard Road in Calvert for the reported entrapment involving heavy machinery. Crews arrived on the scene to find an adult male patient trapped inside of a dump truck bed by a crane...
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NAS PAX RIVER Noise Advisory for Field Carrier Landing Practice Flights Tuesday, February 4, to Thursday, Feb. 6

NAS PAX RIVER Noise Advisory for Field Carrier Landing Practice Flights Tuesday, February 4, to Thursday, Feb. 6

Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place February 4 – 6, 2020 between the hours of 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pilots at NAS PAX will be conducting Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLPs). FCLPs are simulated carrier landings conducted to prepare the pilot to...
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Board of Trustees Freeze Tuition and Fees for 2020-2021 Academic Year

St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Board of Trustees Freeze Tuition and Fees for 2020-2021 Academic Year

The Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s College of Maryland announced a freeze in tuition, fees, and room and board costs for the 2020-2021 academic year. The decision was made after a review of recommendations from a Board of Trustees Task Force, formed in 2019 at the request of President Tuajuanda C. Jordan. The...
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Detention Center Again Deemed 100-Percent Compliant

Following a state audit in the summer of 2019, the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center was once again deemed 100-percent compliant. This is the fourth audit cycle where the conclusion of the audit resulted in a 100-percent compliance rate for the facility in Leonardtown. From Aug. 20-22, 2019, the detention center was...
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Lusby Man Arrested After Attempted Armed Robbery in Lexington Park

Lusby Man Arrested After Attempted Armed Robbery in Lexington Park

On January 29, 2020, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 22000 block of Valley Estates Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported disturbance involving a firearm. Police arrived on the scene and observed a two door Ford Mustang leaving the neighbor on an off-road path from Valley Estates Drive...
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Prince George’s County Detectives Identify and Arrests Teen Who Killed Woman in Lanham Home

Prince George’s County Detectives Identify and Arrests Teen Who Killed Woman in Lanham Home

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit identified and arrested a teenager who killed a woman inside of a Lanham home. The suspect is 17-year-old Marcos Reyes Moreno of the 6900 block of Lamont Drive in Lanham. He’s charged with the fatal stabbing of 49-year-old Blanca Aguilar. The suspect and victim both rented...
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No Injuries Reported After Head-on Collision in Park Hall

On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at approximately 10:10 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Park Hall Road and Point Lookout Road in Park Hall, for the reported head-on style collision. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway with all occupants out of the vehicles. Three patients signed...
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One Injured After Rollover Crash in Hollywood

On Friday, January 31, 2020, at approximately 12:20 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Clarkes Landing Road and Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one vehicle overturned.. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway with all occupants...
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MISSING JUVENILE – Calvert County – Blake Michael Smorey

MISSING JUVENILE – Calvert County – Blake Michael Smorey

The Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack needs the public’s help in locating a missing juvenile. Blake Michael Smorey, he is approximately 5’8” and 130 pounds. Smorey was last seen at his residence in Lusby. He left on foot and it is believed he is headed to Reading, Pennsylvania. He was last seen wearing...
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Police Investigating Suspicious Package in Lexington Park

Police Investigating Suspicious Package in Lexington Park

On Saturday, February 1, 2020, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s responded to a residence on Anita Court, in Lexington Park. Police were called after a suspicious package was delivered to a house on Anita Court. Police have closed the road and advised neighbors to stay indoors. At this time no further information...
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One Injured After Two Vehicle Collision on Great Mills Road

On Friday, January 31, 2020, at approximately 11:55 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Great Mills Road and Australia Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway. Two patients signed care refusal forms, one patient was...
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