Monthly Archives: September 2020

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Vandalism Suspect in California

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Vandalism Suspect in California

On Tuesday, September, 15, 2020, at 9:45 p.m., the suspect broke the victim’s bedroom window and windows of the victim’s vehicles by shooting them out with a BB gun at the 22900 block of Sycamore Hollow Drive in California. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or this incident is asked to...
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Governor Hogan Announces Third Consecutive Year of Lower Individual Health Insurance Premiums

Governor Hogan Announces Third Consecutive Year of Lower Individual Health Insurance Premiums

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland Insurance Commissioner Kathleen A. Birrane has approved an average 11.9% premium rate decrease for individual health insurance plans with an effective date of January 1, 2021. This means that for the third consecutive year, all individual insurance rates in Maryland under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will...
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Prince George’s County Detectives Arrest Suspect for Fatal Stabbing Inside of Laundromat

Prince George’s County Detectives Arrest Suspect for Fatal Stabbing Inside of Laundromat

Homicide Unit detectives identified and charged a suspect in connection with a fatal stabbing Thursday evening inside of a Capitol Heights laundromat. The victim is 59-year-old Fu Tian Yan of Upper Marlboro. Yan is an employee of the business. The suspect is 17-year-old Mekhi Loving of the 6800 block of Walker Mill Road in...
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Holiday Liquors in Waldorf Sells Winning Ticket for $1.15 Million Multi-Match Jackpot

Holiday Liquors in Waldorf Sells Winning Ticket for $1.15 Million Multi-Match Jackpot

A lucky Multi-Match player is Maryland’s newest millionaire after buying the ticket that won the game’s $1.15 million jackpot. The millionaire, who is the fourth player to hit a Multi-Match jackpot in 2020, matched the winning numbers in the Thursday, Sept. 17 drawing on a ticket purchased Sept. 16 at Holiday Liquors in Waldorf. The lucky player also...
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UPDATE: Charles County Middle School Employee Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Child Sexual Abuse

UPDATE: Charles County Middle School Employee Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Child Sexual Abuse

UPDATE 9/18/2020: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Friday, September 18, 2020, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Anthony Tyrone Williams, Jr., 25 of Waldorf, to 25 years with all but 12 years suspended in prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor. On January 9, 2020, Williams...
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Anne Arundel County Police Warn of Multiple Apps Attempting to Solicit Child Pornography from Children

Anne Arundel County Police Warn of Multiple Apps Attempting to Solicit Child Pornography from Children

On September 16, 2020 officers responded to an Anne Arundel County residence for a social media trolling cellphone App that solicits child pornography. Officers learned a five-year-old child had several apps “Talking Angela”, “Talking Angela 2”, Talking Tom 2”, and “Talking Ben 2” on their cell phone. The apps told the child to take...
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Safe Drive-Through Candy Giveaway to be Hosted on Halloween at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Departments in California and Lexington Park

Safe Drive-Through Candy Giveaway to be Hosted on Halloween at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Departments in California and Lexington Park

The Bay District Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a safe drive-thru candy give-away at both Firehouses on Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 5:00 p.m., to 7:00 p.m. This event was started many years ago with the intention of having a place that children could trick or treat, and the parents would be confident...
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Prince George’s County Serial Bank Robber Sentenced to More Than Seven Years in Federal Prison

Prince George’s County Serial Bank Robber Sentenced to More Than Seven Years in Federal Prison

U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang today sentenced Marquis Von Clemons, age 38, of Langley Park, Maryland, to 92 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for bank robbery. Judge Chuang also entered an order requiring Clemons to forfeit and to pay restitution in the amount of $5,080. The sentence...
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UPDATE: Police Seeking Identity of Suspects in Vehicle Pictured, Involved in Shooting in Lexington Park on September 13, 2020

UPDATE: Police Seeking Identity of Suspects in Vehicle Pictured, Involved in Shooting in Lexington Park on September 13, 2020

UPDATE: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person or persons in a vehicle pictured in a shooting investigation. On Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm, the person or persons in the vehicle fired numerous shots, hitting and damaging the victim’s vehicle in the 21600 block of Enterprise...
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Two Arrested After Police Observe Stolen Vehicle Driving Recklessly, Police Find Stolen Handgun and Large Quantity of Heroin and Fentanyl

Two Arrested After Police Observe Stolen Vehicle Driving Recklessly, Police Find Stolen Handgun and Large Quantity of Heroin and Fentanyl

On September 16, 2020 at approximately 1:35 a.m. a Northern District officer observed a vehicle violate multiple traffic violations. The officer stopped the vehicle, a silver Ford Crown Victoria, in the area of southbound Ritchie Highway and Mountain Road in Glen Burnie, and determined the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Howard County....
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U.S. Navy Veteran Wounded in Afghanistan Gifted Mortgage Free Home in Lusby by Building Homes for Heroes, SAIC, and JP Morgan

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Second Class Isaac Francois received the keys to his beautiful, mortgage-free forever home in Lusby, thanks to the support of our wonderful sponsors on September 11, 2020. A big THANK YOU to Chase, Advance Auto Parts, Lowe’s Home Improvement, SAIC, York Home Comfort, Kwikset Door Hardware, Truck Hero, Victra — Verizon Authorized Retailer, Legrand, Buildertrend, LIXIL, Mazda USA, Duracell and New York City Fire...
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George Washington Carver Elementary School Closed Through Friday, September 18, 2020

George Washington Carver Elementary School Closed Through Friday, September 18, 2020

On Monday, September 14, 2020, St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) was notified of an employee at George Washington Carver Elementary School (GWCES) who tested positive for COVID-19 as a result of participating in a non-school related social event outside of St. Mary’s County. Through the process of contact tracing, and in coordination with...
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Maryland Department of Health Launches Virtual Live Diabetes Education Series

Maryland Department of Health Launches Virtual Live Diabetes Education Series

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today launched an eight-part diabetes education series for health care providers and residents with diabetes or at risk of diabetes. The webinar series, developed by MDH’s Center for Population Health Initiatives, is part of Maryland’s Diabetes Action Plan and is another tool aimed at preventing and managing diabetes...
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Father and Son Arrested for Arson in Lexington Park

Lawrence Dwayne Nelson, 43, and his son, Daeshaun Dwayne Nelson, 21, both of Lexington Park, were charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Arson

UPDATE 9/16/2020: With the assistance of Troopers assigned to the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, Deputy State Fire Marshals arrested a father and son today on charges of arson. Lawrence Dwayne Nelson, 43, and his son, Daeshaun Dwayne Nelson, 21, both of Lexington Park, were charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Arson. On September...
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Charles County Task Force Officers Locate Suspect Wanted in Domestic-Related Shooting That Occured in March, 2020

Charles County Task Force Officers Locate Suspect Wanted in Domestic-Related Shooting That Occured in March, 2020

Task Force Officers Locate Suspect Wanted in Domestic-Related Shooting: Charles County Sheriff’s officers, with the assistance of the US Marshals Task Force, located Rayvon Anthony Walls, 30, of La Plata, who was wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred in La Plata on March 21, 2020. Officers responded to the 600 block of...
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Virginia Man in Charles County Detention Center Indicted with Solicitation to Commit Murder

Virginia Man in Charles County Detention Center Indicted with Solicitation to Commit Murder

In August 2020, detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office received information about an inmate at the Charles County Detention Center trying to solicit someone to murder two people. Daniel Felts, 37, of Virginia, was being held at the Charles County Detention Center for sexually abusing a minor that occurred in Charles County. While...
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police Investigating Multi-Vehicle Crash In Calvert County

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Investigating Multi-Vehicle Crash In Calvert County

On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at 6:27 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Hallowing Point Road in the area of Adelina Road in Prince Frederick, for the reported motor vehicle collision with multiple injured and subjects possibly trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find multiple vehicles in the...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Regrets to Announce Passing of K9 Jasmine

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Regrets to Announce Passing of K9 Jasmine

It is with great sadness that the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office announces the passing of K9 Jasmine. K9 Jasmine joined the Sheriff’s Office four years ago after spending her first four years with the United States Marine Corps. K9 Jasmine was partnered with Cpl. Lacey Smith in early 2019. K9 Jasmine received specialized...
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Impaired Pasadena Man Receives Maximum Sentence After Killing Married Couple in Motor Vehicle Collision

Impaired Pasadena Man Receives Maximum Sentence After Killing Married Couple in Motor Vehicle Collision

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced today that the Honorable William C. Mulford, II sentenced Brandon Wyrobek to 20 years in prison for two counts of negligent manslaughter in the killing of Frances Manis, 73, and her husband Richard Manis, 80. The couple was on their way to an engagement party...
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Sabre Systems, Inc. Contributes $5,000 to Patuxent River Science and Technology Scholarship Fund

Sabre Systems, Inc. Contributes $5,000 to Patuxent River Science and Technology Scholarship Fund

Sabre Systems, Inc. contributed $5,000 towards the Patuxent River Science & Technology (PRS&T) Consortium Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund provides financial assistance to local students who are interested in pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees at St. Mary’s College. STEM education develops a future, competitive workforce of scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians...
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Blue Crabs Announce Disney’s Moana as Family Movie Night on Friday, September 25, 2020

Blue Crabs Announce Disney’s Moana as Family Movie Night on Friday, September 25, 2020

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs have added yet another community event to the 2020 calendar, with Disney’s Moana to be played at Regency Furniture Stadium on September 25th. Gate will open at 6:30 PM, and the movie will begin at 7:00 PM. Click HERE for tickets. Moana will be the third family movie night...
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Health Department Expands COVID-19 Testing Hours at Leonardtown Site

Health Department Expands COVID-19 Testing Hours at Leonardtown Site

Beginning Monday, September 14, 2020, the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) will expand appointment-free COVID-19 testing hours to Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the SMCHD Main Office in Leonardtown. Testing will continue to be offered daily at the SMCHD Harm Reduction Program Office in Lexington Park. Leonardtown Office:...
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Prince George’s County Man Pleads Guilty and Admits to Committing Bank Robbery While on Supervised Release for Previous Federal Conviction

Prince George’s County Man Pleads Guilty and Admits to Committing Bank Robbery While on Supervised Release for Previous Federal Conviction

Donnell Duane Berry, 44, of Forestville, Maryland, plead guilty to a federal bank robbery charge this past week. Berry also admitted that he committed this crime while on supervised release for a previous federal conviction. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Special Agent...
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Volunteers Sought for Boards, Commissions and Committees

Volunteers Sought for Boards, Commissions and Committees

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s Board of County is calling all citizens interested in volunteering their time to the community by serving on various Boards, Commissions and Committees. Detailed descriptions of the various boards and membership application are available on the County’s website at https://www.stmarysmd.com/boards/. All applications must include a resume and be submitted...
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Southern Maryland’s Annual Crab Pot Pitch Competition to be Held Virtually on Thursday, October 29, 2020

Southern Maryland’s Annual Crab Pot Pitch Competition to be Held Virtually on Thursday, October 29, 2020

The St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development (DED) invites you to Southern Maryland’s Annual Crab Pot Pitch Competition! DED has been an avid sponsor of the competition seeking to promote entrepreneurship and innovation. DED’s Director Chris Kaselemis will even serve as a judge in this year’s competition! The Crab Pot Pitch Competition is...
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