Monthly Archives: January 2021

Snow Emergency Plan in Effect for Southern Maryland on Sunday, January 31st

Snow Emergency Plan in Effect for Southern Maryland on Sunday, January 31st

The Snow Emergency Plan for Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties has been placed into effect on January 31, 2021. The quick accumulation of snow was the main factor in implementing the plan. Road conditions will be closely monitored and the Snow Emergency Plan will be lifted when the roads are safe for travel....
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AUDIO: Police Investigating Pedestrian Struck in Dunkirk, Victim Flown to Area Trauma Center

AUDIO: Police Investigating Pedestrian Struck in Dunkirk, Victim Flown to Area Trauma Center

On Saturday, January 30, 2021, at approximately 7:15 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Jewell Road and Thelma Lane in Dunkirk, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. Dispatchers advised all responding units they received a single 911 caller who stated he was operating a U-HAUL truck...
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Governor Hogan Announces South African COVID-19 Variant Identified in Maryland

Governor Hogan Announces South African COVID-19 Variant Identified in Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that state health officials have confirmed a case of COVID-19 caused by the new B.1.351 variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in a Maryland resident. The new variant’s presence in Maryland was confirmed by the Maryland Department of Health in consultation with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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NAS Patuxent River to Participate in Antiterrorism, Force Protection Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain

NAS Patuxent River to Participate in Antiterrorism, Force Protection Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain

Naval installations in the National Capital Region will participate in an annual anti-terrorism force protection exercise February 1, to February 12, 2021.  These Naval installations include Naval Support Activity Washington, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Naval Support Activity South Potomac, Naval Support Activity Annapolis, and Naval Support Activity Bethesda. Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2021...
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Court Security Specialist David Koenig Retires After 26 Years of Service

Court Security Specialist David Koenig Retires After 26 Years of Service

After 26 years of dedicated service to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Court Security Specialist David Koenig officially retires on January 29, 2021. Koenig retired from the Maryland State Police and began his career with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office in January of 1995, where he served faithfully for 26 years. Koenig...
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Winter Storm Warning for St. Mary’s and Calvert County

Winter Storm Warning for St. Mary’s and Calvert County

A winter storm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for St. Mary’s County for Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, from 4 a.m. until 7 p.m. Heavy snow is expected with an accumulation of  3 to 6 inches. Snow will begin between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. falling steadily through midday Sunday. Snow...
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McLane Retires from Sheriff’s Office After 43 Years of Service

McLane Retires from Sheriff’s Office After 43 Years of Service

Jeff McLane is bringing his remarkable 43 years of dedicated service to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to a close this week as he enters well-deserved retirement on Jan. 29, 2021. McLane served as a law enforcement officer for 27 1/2 years and most recently, served as the agency’s Armorer since 2005. McLane...
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No Injuries Reported After House Fire in Mechanicsville

No Injuries Reported After House Fire in Mechanicsville

On Thursday, January 28, 2021, at approximately 10:25 p.m., volunteer firefighters from Mechanicsville, Leonardtown, Seventh District, Hughesville, and Hollywood responded to 27075 Mt Zion Church Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two-story split foyer home with smoke showing. Firefighters immediately made an aggressive interior...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Shooting of 13-Year-Old Female in Waldorf

Police in Charles County Investigating Shooting of 13-Year-Old Female in Waldorf

UPDATE: On January 30, 2021, at approximately 1:37 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 500 block of University Drive in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they located a 13-year-old female inside the house suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was...
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Family Members Arrested After Fugitive They Were Hiding Fell Through Ceiling

Family Members Arrested After Fugitive They Were Hiding Fell Through Ceiling

On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, A Deputy from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to Pine Blvd in Lusby, to assist the Charles County Sheriff Office and the US Marshals Fugitive Task force with an arrest warrant for a fugitive at the location. Cpl. E. Baker of the Charles County Sheriffs (Task Force Officer)...
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Governor Hogan Announces Restaurants May Resume Service After 10 PM Beginning Monday

Governor Hogan Announces Restaurants May Resume Service After 10 PM Beginning Monday

Governor Larry Hogan today issued an emergency order stating that, as of Monday, February 1, bars and restaurants will no longer be required to close at 10 p.m. In recent weeks, the state has distributed an additional $80 million in economic assistance to Maryland hotels and hospitality businesses, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Today’s actions...
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VIDEO: Suspected Impaired Driver Arrested After Low Speed Police Chase in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Suspected Impaired Driver Arrested After Low Speed Police Chase in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at approximately 5:10 p.m., a 911 caller reported a suspected impaired driver operating a blue Ford Focus sedan in the area of Point Lookout Road and Great Mills Road. Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack located the vehicle on Pegg Road and attempted to conduct a traffic...
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Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Announces New “Engine 31” Pierce Arrow XT Pumper, Coming in 2022

Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Announces New “Engine 31” Pierce Arrow XT Pumper, Coming in 2022

The Bay District Volunteer Fire Department is excited to announce the departments President Johnson, Secretary Eno, & Treasure Waikart signed the contract for a Pierce Arrow XT Pumper. This will be the departments 7th Pierce apparatus. The drawing below is the preliminary drawing and will be finalized at the Pre-engineering meeting sometime this summer....
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Governor Hogan Provides Update on Maryland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Progress, State Averaging More Than 22,000 Shots Administered Per Day

Governor Hogan Provides Update on Maryland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Progress, State Averaging More Than 22,000 Shots Administered Per Day

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland providers have now administered nearly 450,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, after reporting more than 30,000 doses administered on Wednesday. “While the speed of vaccinations continues to increase, and our distribution network continues to expand, our supply from the federal government remains extremely limited,” said Governor Hogan. “I...
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Maryland State Troopers Arrests Three Virginia Men and Find Large Amount of Drugs, Three Loaded Handguns During Traffic Stop in Charles County

Maryland State Troopers Arrests Three Virginia Men and Find Large Amount of Drugs, Three Loaded Handguns During Traffic Stop in Charles County

On Thursday, January 21, 2021, at approximately 2:58 a.m., Trooper R. Thomas from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack conducted a traffic stop on a Toyota Camry for a traffic violation. Upon contact with the occupants of the vehicle, a strong odor of marijuana was emitting from the vehicle. A probable cause search...
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Police Investigating 21-Year-Old Leonardtown Man Shot and Killed in Suitland

Police Investigating 21-Year-Old Leonardtown Man Shot and Killed in Suitland

Homicide Unit detectives are working to identify and arrest the suspect(s) who shot and killed a man in Suitland. The victim is 21-year-old Isaiah Caulfield of Leonardtown.  On January 26, 2021, at approximately 8:45 pm, officers responded to the 3300 block of Curtis Drive for a shooting. Responding officers located the victim outside in a parking lot suffering from a gunshot...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Impact of Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network in 2020, Dismantling of 282 Criminal Enterprises

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Impact of Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network in 2020, Dismantling of 282 Criminal Enterprises

Governor Larry Hogan announced another successful year for law enforcement agencies focused on reducing violent crime in Maryland as part of the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN). MCIN, a criminal justice strategy announced by Governor Hogan in 2017 and funded through the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services, encourages local, state, and federal...
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Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Announces Donation of PPE Sterilizer from Local Southern Maryland Companies

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Announces Donation of PPE Sterilizer from Local Southern Maryland Companies

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home is the fortunate recipient of a donation that will have a tremendous impact on the use/reuse and recycling of PPE. A group of Southern Maryland entrepreneurs and manufacturers teamed up to build a new dry heat oven to help health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The modular unit can...
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Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office Continues Fight Against Human Trafficking

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office Continues Fight Against Human Trafficking

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. As a founding member of the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office pledges to continue to combat human trafficking by working with our partners to investigate and prosecute traffickers and rescue victims.  The Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force is a collaborative effort of trafficking...
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Calvert Special Operations HAZMAT Team Responds to Fuel/Oil Leak in Solomons

Calvert Special Operations HAZMAT Team Responds to Fuel/Oil Leak in Solomons

On Monday, January 25, 2021, around 8:28 a.m., a call was dispatched to report of a possible HAZMAT situation in the Solomons Harbor in the area of Back Creek in Solomons, MD. Crews from St. Mary’s and Calvert County arrived on the scene to discover a mixture of diesel fuel, gasoline, and oil in...
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Four Lexington Park Teens Arrested for Armed Robbery and Assault of Camera Man at Music Video Shoot

Four Lexington Park Teens Arrested for Armed Robbery and Assault of Camera Man at Music Video Shoot

On Saturday, January 16, 2021, at approximately 3:08 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46000 block of Columbus Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported armed robbery and assault that had just occurred. Police made contact with the victim who stated he was assaulted and robbed by several...
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Waldorf Teen Arrested After Traffic Stop, Police Find Drugs, Loaded Handgun with Large Capacity Magazine

Waldorf Teen Arrested After Traffic Stop, Police Find Drugs, Loaded Handgun with Large Capacity Magazine

On Saturday, January 23 at 4:39 p.m., a patrol supervisor initiated a traffic stop in the area of Bannister Circle and Knolewater Court after a computer check showed the tags on the car belonged on another vehicle. Upon approaching the driver, the officer detected the odor of marijuana. An additional computer check revealed the...
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St. Mary’s County January 26, 2021 Commissioners Meeting Rollup

St. Mary’s County January 26, 2021 Commissioners Meeting Rollup

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their final regular business meeting of the month, Tuesday, January 26, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. Following approval of the consent agenda, the Commissioners recognized more than 250 volunteers who serve on various county boards, committees and commissions. The annual recognition highlights the collaborative approach between...
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Calvert County Hospice Receives $10,000 Donation from Sneade’s Ace Home Centers

Calvert County Hospice Receives $10,000 Donation from Sneade’s Ace Home Centers

For the last three years, the Sneade’s Ace Home Centers in Lusby and Owings have run a “Give a Gift That Counts” promotion the week leading up to Christmas, and each year they have donated $10,000 to Calvert Hospice from that promotion. This year, they also ran the same promotion in their Charlotte Hall...
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Commissioners Hear Tourism Marketing and Media Plan from Visit St. Mary’s MD Board

Commissioners Hear Tourism Marketing and Media Plan from Visit St. Mary’s MD Board

Resourcefulness, and creativity defined St. Mary’s County’s response to tourism challenges faced in 2020. In a report to the Commissioners, Economic Development Director Chris Kaselemis and Chair of the Visit St. Mary’s MD (VSMMD) Board, Dr. Regina Faden, described key accomplishments and strategies implemented as the tourism industry navigated pandemic conditions. Visit St. Mary’s...
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