Monthly Archives: October 2020

Commissioners Approve Funding for Supplemental Staffing for County Rescue Services

Commissioners Approve Funding for Supplemental Staffing for County Rescue Services

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County approved $552.992 to be used for supplemental staff, ambulances, and related equipment partnering with the Rescue Squads to deliver Emergency Medical Services in St. Mary’s County during their regular business meeting Tuesday, Oct. 20. In his request for funding, Director of Emergency Services, Stephen Walker briefed the Commissioners...
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Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Commissioner Meeting Roundup

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Commissioner Meeting Roundup

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown and opened at 9 a.m. with a Public Hearing for the Office of the County Attorney on the disposition of public property. The Commissioners presented three proclamations for Economic Development Week, Red Ribbon Week...
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Governor Hogan Announces Maryland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Governor Hogan Announces Maryland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Governor Larry Hogan announced the release of the State of Maryland’s initial draft COVID-19 mass vaccination plan, which was submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week. Read the draft plan. “In anticipation of a COVID-19 vaccine, Maryland stands ready to order, distribute, and administer it effectively and rapidly as...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Man On Weapons Charges in Anne Arundel County

Maryland State Police Arrest Man On Weapons Charges in Anne Arundel County

The Maryland State Police Apprehension Unit today arrested a wanted felon on an open arrest warrant for illegally possessing firearms in Anne Arundel County. Joseph Francis Hagan, 54, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, was transported to the Anne Arundel County Detention Center where he was served with the open arrest warrants including for 11 counts...
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NAS Patuxent River Gate 2 Open for High Volume Traffic Only on Thursday, October 22, to Tuesday, October 27

NAS Patuxent River Gate 2 Open for High Volume Traffic Only on Thursday, October 22, to Tuesday, October 27

NAS Patuxent River’s Gate 2 will be open during the hours of high-volume traffic only (5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.) Thursday, Oct. 22 – Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. The NAS Patuxent River Gate 2 Pass and ID office remains open during normal business hours Monday through Friday from...
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Five Alleged MS-13 Members Charged Federally for Participation in a Violent Racketeering Conspiracy, Including Eight Murders, Four Attempted Murders

Five Alleged MS-13 Members Charged Federally for Participation in a Violent Racketeering Conspiracy, Including Eight Murders, Four Attempted Murders

A federal grand jury returned an eleventh superseding indictment yesterday, charging five men in connection with a conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise known as La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13.  The eleventh superseding indictment adds a new defendant charged with a racketeering conspiracy related to his membership in MS-13, including a double homicide...
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Calvert County Detectives Seeking Burglary, Theft Suspects After Multiple Firearms Stolen from Huntingtown Residence

Calvert County Detectives Seeking Burglary, Theft Suspects After Multiple Firearms Stolen from Huntingtown Residence

On Monday, September 21, 2020, Deputy M. Kwitowski responded to a residence in the 2800 block of Stinnett Road in Huntingtown, MD for report of a burglary and theft of several firearms. Upon arrival, Dep. M. Kwitowski observed a room within a garage adjacent to the residence that had been burglarized. Further investigation revealed...
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Two Additional Arrests Made in Connection with Murder at Master Suites Hotel:

Two Additional Arrests Made in Connection with Murder at Master Suites Hotel:

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have charged two additional suspects involved in a homicide that occurred last month at the Master Suites Hotel in Waldorf. Terrence Wills, 27, of Waldorf, was located on October 21, 2020, and arrested by the US Marshals Service Task Force in Prince George’s County. Cameron Marcell Fletcher, 39, of District...
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Brandywine Man Arrested in Virginia Charged with Attempted Murder After Shooting in Waldorf

Brandywine Man Arrested in Virginia Charged with Attempted Murder After Shooting in Waldorf

On October 8 , 2020, at approximately 3:36 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 12300 block of Glenview Place in Waldorf for a reported shooting. Initial investigation revealed that a male subject arrived unannounced at an apartment of someone who was known to him and knocked on the door....
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Local Southern Maryland Volunteer Firefighter Receives Valor Award After Saving Life in D.C. Apartment Fire

Local Southern Maryland Volunteer Firefighter Receives Valor Award After Saving Life in D.C. Apartment Fire

On Tuesday, June 4th, 2019, along the DC/Montgomery County Maryland line, at 5:04 p.m., an alarm for a fire was sounded for residence at 5223 Western Avenue, Northwest. Among the units responding to the scene was Truck 14, designated as the first due truck. Hearing the arriving engine reporting smoke showing all sides, the...
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NAS Patuxent River Drill Hall Closed for Cleaning After Two Staff Members Test Positive for COVID-19

NAS Patuxent River Drill Hall Closed for Cleaning After Two Staff Members Test Positive for COVID-19

The Naval Air Station Patuxent River Drill Hall will be closed for cleaning from Tuesday, October 20, to Sunday, October 25, following a report that two staff members who have since tested positive for COVID were in the Drill Hall in the days prior to exhibiting symptoms. While there is no indication that infection...
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Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Conducting Testing Monday Through Friday, October 19-23, 2020

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Conducting Testing Monday Through Friday, October 19-23, 2020

NSWCDD Range Noise Advisory: NSWCDD plans to conduct range testing Monday through Friday, October 19-23, that could produce very loud noise in communities surrounding Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. Testing is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Access to the Potomac River Middle Danger Zone – as described in 33 CFR 334.230 – will...
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Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI Warn Marylanders about Election Misinformation

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI Warn Marylanders about Election Misinformation

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland and the FBI are committed to protecting the rights of all Marylanders to vote. U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur and Special Agent in Charge Jennifer C. Boone of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office are issuing this warning to educate voters about the...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Strong Arm Robbery in Budds Creek

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Strong Arm Robbery in Budds Creek

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a robbery investigation. On Thursday, October 8, 2020, at 4:20 p.m., the victim was in the parking lot of the Race-N-Inn Store in Budds Creek to deliver crabs to a customer when the victim noticed the suspect exiting the...
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Letter to the Editor: New Community Center Needed in Calvert County, Will Provide a Safe Place for Children and Youth to Play and Be Creative

Letter to the Editor: New Community Center Needed in Calvert County, Will Provide a Safe Place for Children and Youth to Play and Be Creative

I am writing on behalf of Calvert Collaborative for Children and Youth.  There is a great need for a permanent community center in Prince Frederick to ensure that residents have recreational, community building, learning and outdoor activities that come with having a robust community.  This need has been documented over the years by Calvert...
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Calvert Health Urges Citizens to Not Delay Care Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Calvert Health Urges Citizens to Not Delay Care Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Maryland hospitals and health systems are saving lives every day during the coronavirus public health emergency, yet they are still seeing a potentially dangerous trend. Evidence suggests that people with serious health conditions or symptoms may be avoiding hospitals or doctors’ offices out of fear of catching COVID-19 or contributing to its spread. Yet,...
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Charles County Public Schools Phase 2 Planning: Bus Routes and Enhanced Transportation Safety Guidelines

Charles County Public Schools Phase 2 Planning: Bus Routes and Enhanced Transportation Safety Guidelines

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will begin Phase 2 of its reopening plan on Monday, Nov. 9. The school system is preparing to welcome more than 3,200 students back to schools across the county. Part of Phase 2 planning includes enhanced safety guidelines for students using bus transportation. Safety is a top priority for...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Summons Served and Citations Issued in September 2020

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Summons Served and Citations Issued in September 2020

Criminal Summons Served- September 2020 09/01/20- Robert Matthew Duke, age 33 of no fixed address- Assault 2nd Degree by Cpl. Hartzell# 97. CASE# 51870-20 09/02/20- Miguel Angel Vasquez, age 31 of Lexington Park- Assault 2nd Degree by Dep. Fenwick# 338. CASE# 54366-20 09/02/20- Callie Anne Whitney, age 21 of Lexington Park- Theft by Dep....
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Avenue Man Arrested After Assaulting Deputies in California Motel

Avenue Man Arrested After Assaulting Deputies in California Motel

On October 17, 2020, Cpl. Roszell responded to the La Quinta Inn & Suites located on Three Notch Road in California, for the reported disturbance. Employees requested Terrell Devantee Atkins, age 21 of Avenue, be removed from the business after causing a loud disturbance in a hotel room. Atkins was told to leave the...
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Interruption of Public Water Supply in Piney Point on Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Interruption of Public Water Supply in Piney Point on Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Public Notification Announcement – Interruption of Public Water Supply – Piney Point. Water station repairs are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, October 21, 2020 and may affect areas in Piney Point including the Harry Lundeburg School and Lighthouse Road to the St. George Island Bridge. The repairs may result in a temporary interruption of water...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Residence and Vehicle Struck by Gunfire in Lexington Park

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Residence and Vehicle Struck by Gunfire in Lexington Park

UPDATE 10/20/2020: On Saturday, October 17, 2020, at approximately 2:50 a.m., police responded to the area of Columbus Drive for the report of shots fired. Police arrived in the area and located one vehicle which was stopped with the occupants interviewed, they were let go a short time later. While on the scene canvassing...
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Maryland State Police Arrest One During Shots Fired Investigation in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

Maryland State Police Arrest One During Shots Fired Investigation in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

On Monday, October 19, 2020, at approximately 8:00 a.m., police responded to Liberty Street in Lexington Park, for the complaint of shots fired. One witness advised after hearing the shot(s), subjects in the area were observed leaving on foot and in a vehicle. The vehicle described by a witness was located on Hancock Road;...
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Calvert County Hospice Receives $670 Donation from State Farm

Calvert County Hospice Receives $670 Donation from State Farm

The Calvert Hospice was the grateful recipient of a $670 donation from Jackie Gibson with Gibson State Farm in Dunkirk. Ms. Gibson chose Calvert Hospice as the organization to benefit from the Quotes for Good program in August. The Quotes for Good program donates $10 to a nonprofit organization for every person who receives...
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St. Mary’s County Health Department Offering Free Flu Vaccine to Children at COVID-19 Testing Sites Starting October 26, 2020

St. Mary’s County Health Department Offering Free Flu Vaccine to Children at COVID-19 Testing Sites Starting October 26, 2020

Beginning October 26, 2020, the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) will offer free flu vaccine to children (ages 3 – 18 years) at its SMCHD COVID-19 Testing Sites, during testing hours listed below: SMCHD Main Office:  Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  21580 Peabody Street, Leonardtown For assistance or accommodations,...
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U.S. Attorney Robert Hur Announces More Than $622,000 to Support Mental Health Programs for Juveniles in Contact with Justice Systems in Maryland

U.S. Attorney Robert Hur Announces More Than $622,000 to Support Mental Health Programs for Juveniles in Contact with Justice Systems in Maryland

U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur announced awards of $622,883 in Department of Justice grants to the Maryland Office of the Public Defender to support juvenile justice initiatives to reduce crime and recidivism associated with mental illness and co-occurring disorders. “These grant funds will assist youth offenders with mental illness or co-occurring mental health and...
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