Monthly Archives: June 2020

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fraudulent Facebook Advertisements

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fraudulent Facebook Advertisements

Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputies are currently investigating reported fraudulent Facebook advertisements where victims are scammed out of online purchases. Between May 26, 2020 and May 28, 2020, deputies have responded to three separate reports of fraud/false advertisement of a boat, an SUV and an ATV ranging from $1600 to $2800. In each case, investigation...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Handgun in a Vehicle

Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Handgun in a Vehicle

On Saturday, June 6, 2020, Deputy Raley of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 43700 block of Wildewood Parkway in California, for the reported weapons violation. The witness advised he was forced out of a vehicle and the vehicle operator then discharged a firearm in the area. A short time later...
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Executive Director of Visit St. Mary’s MD Says he was Terminated Because of his Personal Political Opinions

Executive Director of Visit St. Mary’s MD Says he was Terminated Because of his Personal Political Opinions

Jason Aul was selected by the Foundational Board of Directors of Visit St. Mary’s MD, to lead the tourism organization in July of 2018. Aul came to St Mary’s County from Washington, D.C. where he managed tourism and brand management with Brand USA, an organization dedicated to marketing the United States as a tourism...
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Maryland Reports 60,197 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 and 2,750 Deaths. An Increase of 416 Cases, and 23 Deaths – New Tests Coming Back Positive Now at 7.25%

Maryland Reports 60,197 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 and 2,750 Deaths. An Increase of 416 Cases, and 23 Deaths – New Tests Coming Back Positive Now at 7.25%

On Thursday, June 11, 2020, Maryland reports 60,197 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,750 deaths. An increase of 416 cases, and 23 deaths. Negative tests results now total 332,173, an increase of 6,996 tests. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 60,197 Number of persons tested negative : 332,173 Total testing volume : 463,507 Number...
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Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Cancels Annual Carnival for 2020 due to COVID-19

Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Cancels Annual Carnival for 2020 due to COVID-19

The Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department regrets to announce the cancelation of the Annual Carnival for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision was not reached easily for a number of reasons. It is a major resource of income for the scheduled replacement of our fire fighting apparatus. Attending the Annual Carnival at HVFD...
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St. Mary’s County Walk-up COVID-19 Testing Event in Lexington Park on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 12:00 p.m., to 8:00 p.m

St. Mary’s County Walk-up COVID-19 Testing Event in Lexington Park on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 12:00 p.m., to 8:00 p.m

oThe St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has scheduled a walk-up only COVID-19 testing event for St. Mary’s County residents.  The testing will be held Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., (while supplies last) – additional sites will be announced on later dates. The location of the testing site will...
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Southern Maryland Agricultural Commission Announces Dedicated Pandemic Relief Round of Southern Maryland Farmer Mini-Grants

Southern Maryland Agricultural Commission Announces Dedicated Pandemic Relief Round of Southern Maryland Farmer Mini-Grants

The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC), a division of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, is pleased to announce a dedicated Pandemic Relief round of the Southern Maryland Farmer Mini-Grant Program. Due to the pandemic virus, COVID-19, affecting all aspects of life, and certain agriculture/farm businesses severely, the SMADC board has committed a...
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Governor Hogan Announces Next Stage Two Reopenings, Including Indoor Dining and Outdoor Amusements

Governor Hogan Announces Next Stage Two Reopenings, Including Indoor Dining and Outdoor Amusements

With key statewide health metrics continuing to trend in a positive direction, Governor Larry Hogan today announced additional safe and phased reopenings through Stage Two of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.’ “This truly is one of the most daunting challenges our state has ever faced, but sometimes the worst times have a way...
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UPDATE: Police Say DC Man Who Murdered 71 Year-Old Prince Frederick Woman Strangled Her

UPDATE: Police Say DC Man Who Murdered 71 Year-Old Prince Frederick Woman Strangled Her

UPDATE 6/10/2020 @ 4:35 P.M.: On Monday, June 8, 2020, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick barrack originally responded to 241 Stafford Road, in Prince Frederick, for a suspicious death investigation. According to court documents, when Troopers arrived, they observed the residence was unsecured and open, the homeowner, Rose Marie Long, 71-year-old...
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MetCom Reports Progress on the Hickory Hills Water Storage Tower

MetCom Reports Progress on the Hickory Hills Water Storage Tower

The Metropolitan Commission is pleased to announce  completion of the foundation and ring wall for its long awaited composite water storage tank. Located behind the Hickory Hills Shopping Center and Nissan dealership on MD 235, this new tank replaces the existing 500,000 gallon facility built in 1992.  The derrick, used to hoist the forms...
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Maryland Reports 59,465 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 and 2,719 Deaths. An Increase of 561 Cases, and 33 Deaths – New Tests Coming Back Positive Now at 7.24%

Maryland Reports 59,465 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 and 2,719 Deaths. An Increase of 561 Cases, and 33 Deaths – New Tests Coming Back Positive Now at 7.24%

On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, Maryland reports 59,465 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,719 deaths. An increase of 561 cases, and 33 deaths. Negative tests results now total 325,177, an increase of 5,999 tests. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 59,465 Number of persons tested negative : 325,177 Total testing volume : 451,967 Number...
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St. Mary’s County Food Bank Receives $20,000 State Allocation Award

St. Mary’s County Food Bank Receives $20,000 State Allocation Award

Feed St. Mary’s, the local food bank for St. Mary’s County, has received an allocation award from the Maryland Food Bank to assist in the local battle against food insecurity. According to Feed St. Mary’s Board President, Dr. Linda Lymas, the grant is designed to provide food resources and increase access to food as...
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CEO of Prince George’s County Non-Profit Charged with Federal Bank Fraud and Wire Fraud Charges

CEO of Prince George’s County Non-Profit Charged with Federal Bank Fraud and Wire Fraud Charges

A federal criminal complaint was filed this week charging Glenda Hodges, age 69, of Clinton, Maryland, with federal bank fraud and wire fraud charges in connection with the misuse of federal funds and other fraud related to non-profit and for-profit entities that Hodges operated in Clinton, Maryland. The criminal complaint was announced by United...
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Charles County Public Schools Offering Free Summer Meals for Children Aged 18 and Younger

Charles County Public Schools Offering Free Summer Meals for Children Aged 18 and Younger

The Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is offering a free summer meals program for children 18 and younger who live in Charles County. CCPS will continue to serve grab-and-go meals at the 11 meal sites from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Tuesday, June 30. Meals will continue to be available through Aug. 14;...
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Calvert Library Reopening Book Returns Today, June 10, 2020, and Curbside Pickup Starting June 22, 2020

Calvert Library Reopening Book Returns Today, June 10, 2020, and Curbside Pickup Starting June 22, 2020

Greetings from Calvert Library, with everything else going on in the world, I’m happy to report that we have good news about your library. We will be opening book returns on June 10 and beginning curbside pick-up on June 22. The safety of our staff and customers continues to be our highest priority and we...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Burglary Suspect in Lexington Park

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Burglary Suspect in Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a burglary investigation. On Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 5:45 pm, the suspect forced entry into the victim’s shed and removed lawn maintenance equipment at the rear of a business at the 21800 block of Three Notch Road in...
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Detectives Arrest Two Suspects in Connection with Fatal May Shooting in Riverdale

Detectives Arrest Two Suspects in Connection with Fatal May Shooting in Riverdale

Homicide Unit detectives arrested two suspects in connection with a recent fatal shooting in Riverdale. The suspects are 31-year-old Harold Botchway of Walden Holly Court in Gwynn Oak and 32-year-old Allen Naeb of the 9000 block of Hilton Hill Terrace in Lanham. They are charged with fatally shooting 49-year-old Keith Jenkins of Lanham. On...
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Police Say Speed is a Factor in Fatal Motorcycle Crash That Killed 33-Year-Old Upper Marlboro Man

Police Say Speed is a Factor in Fatal Motorcycle Crash That Killed 33-Year-Old Upper Marlboro Man

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash on the ramp from westbound MD-198 to southbound I-95 in Prince Georges County. The deceased is identified as Damien Dickerson, 33, of Upper Marlboro. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Dickerson was the driver and sole rider of a Suzuki GSXR 750 traveling on...
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Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department Dedicate Engine 31 to Career Firefighter Walter Taylor

Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department Dedicate Engine 31 to Career Firefighter Walter Taylor

The Solomons Volunteers and Officers gathered at the station to make a special presentation to the family of Honorary Chief/Safety Officer Walter Taylor who passed away last week from his long battle with cancer. For all his years of service to the department, the members decided to dedicate Engine 31 to his memory. Chief...
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Maryland Reports 58,404 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 and 2,686 Deaths. An Increase of 500 Cases, and 33 Deaths – New Tests Coming Back Positive Now at 7.15%

Maryland Reports 58,404 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 and 2,686 Deaths. An Increase of 500 Cases, and 33 Deaths – New Tests Coming Back Positive Now at 7.15%

On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, Maryland reports 58,904 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,686 deaths. An increase of 500 cases, and 33 deaths. Negative tests results now total 319,178, an increase of 6,079 tests. COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland Number of confirmed cases : 58,904 Number of persons tested negative : 319,178 Total testing volume : 443,478 Number...
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Former Director of the Special Olympics St. Mary’s County, Mary Lu Bucci Receives 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

Former Director of the Special Olympics St. Mary’s County, Mary Lu Bucci Receives 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

The St. Mary’s County Commission for Women is proud to award the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award to Mary Lu Bucci. Mary Lu Bucci, the former director of the Special Olympics St. Mary’s County, was unanimously voted as the 2020 Lifetime Achievement honoree by the members of the St. Mary’s County Commission for Women for...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Fatal Collision That Killed 42-Year-Old Brandywine Man

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Fatal Collision That Killed 42-Year-Old Brandywine Man

The  Prince George’s County Police Department Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Sunday, June 7, 2020, in Clinton. The deceased driver has been identified as 42-year-old Michael Anthony King of Brandywine. On June 7th, at approximately 10:20 pm, officers responded to the 12000 block of Brandywine Road for...
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St. Mary’s County Health Department and Sheriff’s Office Recommend COVID-19 Testing Following Recent Demonstrations

St. Mary’s County Health Department and Sheriff’s Office Recommend COVID-19 Testing Following Recent Demonstrations

Following the large gatherings of residents for demonstrations held in the county this month, the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) and St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office encourages participants to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 and consider testing to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The health department is increasing testing options locally for...
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Department of Justice Awards $4.1 Million in Grants to Help Ten Maryland Entities Address Public Safety During COVID-19 Pandemic

Department of Justice Awards $4.1 Million in Grants to Help Ten Maryland Entities Address Public Safety During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Department of Justice has awarded more than $4.143 million to help public safety agencies in Maryland respond to the challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19, as part of the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding program. “These resources will help support law enforcement agencies’ efforts to promote public safety as they face extraordinary challenges...
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Charges Pending For Impaired Driver Who Passed Out in Lexington Park McDonald’s Drive Through

Charges Pending For Impaired Driver Who Passed Out in Lexington Park McDonald’s Drive Through

On Friday, June 5, 2020, at approximately 12:45 p.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the McDonald’s drive-through in the St. Mary’s Square on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the report of an adult male driver of a vehicle who was unconscious behind the wheel. Employees were able...
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