Monthly Archives: March 2020

The Old Jail Museum Open for Leonardtown First Fridays, on March 6, 2020

The Old Jail Museum Open for Leonardtown First Fridays, on March 6, 2020

The Old Jail Museum, a popular landmark in the heart of Leonardtown, will be open during Leonardtown First Fridays, beginning Friday, March 6, 2020, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to come and take a tour of this unique historic site while enjoying all the Leonardtown First Friday festivities that evening....
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Maryland International Raceway Currently Accepting Part-time Job Applications for Nine Different Positions

Maryland International Raceway Currently Accepting Part-time Job Applications for Nine Different Positions

Maryland International Raceway is currently accepting part-time job applications! We’re looking for enthusiastic and responsible individuals for the positions listed below. Security Track Official – Waterbox Track Official – Tech / Staging Announcer Tower Officials Ticket Seller Concession Sales Fire/Rescue (Must be 18+ and have firefighting/emt experience) Fuel & Souvenir Attendant If you or...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Increased Thefts from Sheds

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Increased Thefts from Sheds

We have seen an increase in thefts from sheds recently. CCSO is actively investigating these cases. If you have a shed or anything on your property which stores valuables, make sure to lock it, leave a light on, and consider installing a security camera. Record the serial numbers for your equipment and take pictures....
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Calvert County Wanted Wednesday: Christopher Jajuan Commodore

Calvert County Wanted Wednesday: Christopher Jajuan Commodore

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Christopher Jajuan Commodore. Commodore is wanted for Drug Distribution and Disorderly Conduct. Anyone with information in regards to this subject, is asked to please contact the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office at (410) 535-2800 and or Dfc. Chip Ward at (443) 532-0603.
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The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking Information on Two Robberies That Occurred in Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking Information on Two Robberies That Occurred in Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on two robberies that occurred in Millison Plaza located in Lexington Park. On February 21, 2020, two individuals entered the Island Sushi establishment located in the 21800 block of N Shangri La Drive. The individuals displayed a weapon and obtained an undisclosed amount of currency...
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St. Mary’s College Invites Prospective Students to An April Open House

St. Mary’s College Invites Prospective Students to An April Open House

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the National Public Honors College, invites prospective students and their families to learn more about the value of a St. Mary’s College education at a Spring Open House on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The open house will feature opportunities to learn about St. Mary’s...
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St. Mary’s County Wanted Wednesday: James William Blackiston III

St. Mary’s County Wanted Wednesday: James William Blackiston III

James William Blackistone III, 27 of Hollywood Wanted for Second-Degree Escape from the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown If you know where this offender can be found, call Detective Trevor Teague at 301-475-4200, ext. 78128 or email [email protected] Citizens may also contact the St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333,...
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The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Assistance Identifying Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Assistance Identifying Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a motor vehicle breaking-and-entering investigation. On Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 at 4:30 am, the suspect entered several unlocked vehicles in the Fitzgerald Auto Mall parking lot in Lexington Park. A wallet with credit cards was taken from one vehicle,...
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Maryland State Police Seeking Assistance Identifying Suspect in Mechanicsville

Maryland State Police Seeking Assistance Identifying Suspect in Mechanicsville

The Leonardtown Barrack is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the person in these pictures in reference to an investigation at the Mechanicsville WaWa on March 3, 2020. If you can identify this suspect, or have information related to the crime, please contact Trooper E. Pinto via e-mail at [email protected] or call the Leonardtown...
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Driver Involved In Pursuit Charged In Fatal Crash In Anne Arundel Co.

Driver Involved In Pursuit Charged In Fatal Crash In Anne Arundel Co.

A driver has been charged in connection with a crash in Anne Arundel County last evening that allegedly occurred after the suspect in a hit and run crash attempted to elude that driver who was pursuing him. The deceased is identified as Mark A. Wieland, 43, of Severn. He was driving a Chevrolet Silverado...
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VIDEO: One Transported to Trauma Center After Rollover Collision in Lexington Park

VIDEO: One Transported to Trauma Center After Rollover Collision in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at approximately 7:10 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the WaWa on Three Notch Road and Rue Purchase Road in Lexington Park, for a motor vehicle accident reported serious, with one vehicle overturned and the driver trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a vehicle off...
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Police in Calvert County Arrest Drug Dealing Convicted Felon on Gun and Drug Charges

Police in Calvert County Arrest Drug Dealing Convicted Felon on Gun and Drug Charges

In late February 2020, detectives with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) initiated an investigation into a convicted felon that was believed to be in unlawful possession of firearms. On February 28, 2020, a search and seizure warrant was executed on a residence in the 3200 block of Hance Rd, Port...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Host Annual Crime Watch Kickoff Celebration

Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Host Annual Crime Watch Kickoff Celebration

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry and members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Community Services Section are hosting the annual Crime Watch Kickoff event on Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion in La Plata. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about crime prevention and discuss strategies...
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St. Mary’s County Health Department and Public Schools Release Statement on Coronavirus

St. Mary’s County Health Department and Public Schools Release Statement on Coronavirus

St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) and St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) understand the concerns many people have over the potential spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to our area. Despite COVID-19 being detected in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that risk to...
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Andy Thompson

Andy Thompson

With a sad heart Friends and Family of Andy Thompson announce his passing. Andy was successful in achieving 24 years of sobriety in his recovery and even the big “C” didn’t shatter his commitment. Andy was a man of integrity with a heart of gold. He always had our backs. He had an encouraging...
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MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Welcomes Leap Day Babies

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Welcomes Leap Day Babies

For Peter and Melissa Donnelly of Hollywood, Maryland, Leap Day—that extra day that comes every four years—just became even more special. Their sixth child, Rhett, was born at 1:41 a.m. on Leap Day, Feb. 29, the first of three babies born at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital that day. Melissa, who was past due with...
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FBI Warns of Phone Scammers Posing as Federal Agents

FBI Warns of Phone Scammers Posing as Federal Agents

The FBI is warning the public to be aware of a scam where a caller pretends to be an FBI special agent and threatens to arrest you if money isn’t sent. These claims are false and the calls are not real. The FBI defines this type of scam as government impersonation fraud, in which...
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Commission on People with Disabilities Accepting Nominations for 12th Annual Awards Program

Commission on People with Disabilities Accepting Nominations for 12th Annual Awards Program

The Commission on People with Disabilities is accepting nominations starting now through, Monday, June 1, 2020, for the 12th Annual Awards Program. The function of the awards program is to promote awareness of the outstanding efforts of individuals and organizations that improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities in St. Mary’s County....
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Joint Statement from DOJ, DOS, DOD, DHS, ODNI, FBI, NSA, and CISA on Preparations for Super Tuesday

Joint Statement from DOJ, DOS, DOD, DHS, ODNI, FBI, NSA, and CISA on Preparations for Super Tuesday

U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf, Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray, U.S. Cyber Command Commander and National Security Agency Director Gen. Paul Nakasone, and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security...
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Lexington Park Drug Dealer Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Involuntary Manslaughter of 34-Year-Old Valley Lee Man

Lexington Park Drug Dealer Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Involuntary Manslaughter of 34-Year-Old Valley Lee Man

UPDATE 3/2/2020: William Joseph Leo Brown, 41 of Lexington Park, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to the maximum penalty of ten years in prison for the distribution of fentanyl that caused the overdose and death of Robert Bryan Clements Jr., 34 of Valley Lee. State’s Attorney Richard Fritz prosecuted the case and...
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St. Mary’s County School System Reaches Agreement with Associations

St. Mary’s County School System Reaches Agreement with Associations

On February 20, 2020, tentative four-year agreements were reached between the Board of Education’s negotiating team and the Education Association of St. Mary’s County (EASMC) for certificated employees and education support staff. The agreement provides for the following: Annual salary improvement for all bargaining unit employees. Annual step progression on the salary scales for...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Launching New Program Virtual Crime Watch

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Launching New Program Virtual Crime Watch

In an effort to enhance investigative efforts of criminal matters, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office is launching a new program called Virtual Crime Watch. If you have a home or business surveillance camera, you can register it with the CCSO, which will then become part of a database the Agency can use to ascertain if anyone...
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Maryland House Delegate Arrested for Drunk Driving in Waldorf

Maryland House Delegate Arrested for Drunk Driving in Waldorf

On Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 12:50 a.m., a Charles County Sheriff’s officer was operating a marked police car northbound in the 2700 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf when a vehicle exited the parking lot of a business and failed to yield the right of way causing the officer to take evasive action...
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58-Year-Old South Carolina Man Identified as Sole Occupant of Fatal Single Vehicle Collision in Leonardtown

58-Year-Old South Carolina Man Identified as Sole Occupant of Fatal Single Vehicle Collision in Leonardtown

UPDATE 3/02/2020: Maryland State Police from Leonardtown Barrack are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a 58-year old man from South Carolina. The deceased is identified as David Vukmer, 58, the driver of a 2014 Hyundai Veloster, registered in South Carolina. Vukmer was pronounced deceased on the scene by emergency medical service...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Sentenced to 50 Years After Armed Robbery and Assault

UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Sentenced to 50 Years After Armed Robbery and Assault

UPDATE 3/2/2020: Jonathan McLain Barnes, 28, of Lexington Park, was sentenced to twenty years in prison, the maximum penalty, for his involvement in an armed robbery with the use of a handgun. Deputy State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling prosecuted the case. State’s Attorney Richard Fritz would like to thank Deputy SA Sterling, Detective Austin Schultz and...
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