Monthly Archives: January 2021

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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Three Drayden Men Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin/Fentanyl

Three Drayden Men Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin/Fentanyl

On January 23, 2021, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division, along with deputies from the Patrol Division, conducted a vehicle stop in the 39400 block of Harpers Corner Road in Mechanicsville. Investigation determined the occupants of the vehicle were in possession of a large amount of suspected heroin/fentanyl capsules....
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Governor Hogan Announces Opening of Mass Vaccination Sites, Expansion of Pharmacy Program

Governor Hogan Announces Opening of Mass Vaccination Sites, Expansion of Pharmacy Program

Governor Larry Hogan today announced new actions to expand the state’s COVID-19 vaccination network, including the opening of at least six mass vaccination sites at central locations, and new pharmacy partners in targeted areas. This growing network will help supplement the vaccinations being administered in hospitals and local health departments. “The truth is that...
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Police in Charles County Arrest Armed Suspect in Attempted Murder Case

Police in Charles County Arrest Armed Suspect in Attempted Murder Case

On January 25, 2021, at approximately 4:45 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 5200 block of Greenville Drive in Bryans Road, for the report of a domestic-related assault in progress. While in route to the call, officers were advised one of the subjects involved in the altercation had gone...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Seeking Identity of Grocery Store Thief

Police in St. Mary’s County Seeking Identity of Grocery Store Thief

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person shown in a theft investigation. On Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 at 9:45 pm, the suspect fled the McKay’s grocery store in Charlotte Hall with items both in his shopping cart and inside of his clothing that he did not pay for....
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One Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision in California

One Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision in California

On Monday, January 25, 2021, at approximately 3:05 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 23127 Three Notch Road in California, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one subject trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway with no entrapment. One patient was...
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Robert Allen Gray III

Robert Allen Gray III

Robert Allen Gray III passed on January 19, 2021 of schizophrenia-induced complications at his home in Huntingtown MD. He was the first born of Robert and Judith (Lomas) Gray July 20, 1971 in District Heights MD, married to Suzanne Marie Ketterer April 4, 2004, the father of Jami, and stepfather of Samantha Stover. His...
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Bernard Taylor

Bernard Taylor

Peacefully on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Bernard Taylor departed this earthly life. Friends may unite with the family on Wednesday, January 27 from 11 am until time of service 12 noon at Middleton Hall, 4045 Renner Rd, Waldorf, MD. Interment will be held at Cheltenham Cemetery at a later date.
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Lillian Theresa Jones, 76

Lillian Theresa Jones, 76

Lillian Theresa Jones, 76 of Fort Washington, MD (formerly of St. Mary’s County), entered into eternal rest on January 21, 2021. On Friday, January 29, 2021, visitation will begin at 9 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 21340 Colton Point Rd, Avenue, MD 20609. Interment to...
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Violet Marie Downey

Violet Marie Downey

Violet Marie Downey passed away at age of 78 on January 17, 2021, surrounded by her Daughter and Family. She was born August 9th 1942 in Leonardtown Md to Mary Catherine and William Alexander Briscoe. Violet grew up with so much love and feistiness.She truly loved to dance,dance,dance. and would break out singing a...
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Gladstone Burrell

Peacefully on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, Gladstone Burrell departed this earthly life. Friends may unite with the family on Thursday, January 28 from 10 am until time of service 11am at Howell Funeral Home, 10220 Guilford Road, Jessup, MD. Interment will be held at Parklawn Memorial Park following the service.
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Governor Hogan Announces Additional $20.7 Million in Education Relief Funding

Governor Hogan Announces Additional $20.7 Million in Education Relief Funding

Governor Larry Hogan today announced an additional $20.7 million in COVID-19 relief funding for education as school systems work to get students safely back into classrooms. “In addition to proposing a budget that funds education across the board at record levels, we are working to get federal COVID-19 relief funding out to schools and...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspect in Leonardtown Theft Investigation

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspect in Leonardtown Theft Investigation

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 4:42 p.m., the suspect entered the Ace Hardware store in Leonardtown. In an aisle, the suspect picked up several packages of Dewalt DW4856 saw blades, removed the blades from their packaging, placed the packaging back on the shelf and placed the blades inside of his jacket and left...
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Governor Hogan, State Superintendent Call on Maryland Schools to Reopen for Hybrid in-Person Learning By Monday, March 1, 2021

Governor Hogan, State Superintendent Call on Maryland Schools to Reopen for Hybrid in-Person Learning By Monday, March 1, 2021

Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon called on all Maryland school systems to return to hybrid instruction—a combination of in-person and virtual learning—no later than Monday, March 1. “Every single Maryland student must have at least the opportunity to return to attending school in some form or fashion,” said...
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Comptroller Franchot Announces Tax Season to Begin on February 12, 2021

Comptroller Franchot Announces Tax Season to Begin on February 12, 2021

Comptroller Peter Franchot announced today that processing of personal income tax returns for Tax Year 2020 will begin on February 12, 2021, several weeks later than the traditional mid-to-late January opening date. The delayed start allows the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) additional time to implement changes related to federal COVID-19 relief packages. Corporate income...
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February 2021 Events at the Calvert County Marine Museum

February 2021 Events at the Calvert County Marine Museum

SOLOMONS, MD – January 22, 2021 – Enjoy museum events and activities in a variety of ways during the month of February. Whether you’re joining us for story time in the Harms Gallery or participating in a free public virtual lecture, there’s something for everyone this month at the Calvert Marine Museum. Following the...
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La Plata Police Department’s Commitment to Excellence – Lieutenant Michael Payne and Police Officer First Class John Piersa

La Plata Police Department’s Commitment to Excellence – Lieutenant Michael Payne and Police Officer First Class John Piersa

La Plata Police Department’s Commitment to Excellence – Lieutenant Michael Payne and Police Officer First Class John Piersa were recently recognized along with law enforcement officers from around the State of Maryland by earning the Maryland Highway Traffic Safety Office’s – Traffic Safety Specialist (TSS) Award. LPPD now has six officers who have earned...
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St. Mary’s County Health Department Preparing to Open COVID-19 Vaccination for Phase 1C Eligible Groups

St. Mary’s County Health Department Preparing to Open COVID-19 Vaccination for Phase 1C Eligible Groups

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) is preparing to deliver COVID-19 vaccine for occupational categories and age groups that are part of Phase 1C of the Maryland vaccination plan, including: St. Mary’s County residents age 65 years and older Grocery Store Employees Public Transit Workers Postal Service Workers Laboratory Services Agricultural Production/Farming Workers...
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Charles County Speed Camera Program Week of January 24, to February 1, 2021

Charles County Speed Camera Program Week of January 24, to February 1, 2021

The Speed Camera Program operates at schools that are open, and or for those dispensing meals and educational supplies for our students. Please drive responsibly, especially when traveling in the area of these schools. Speed cameras will be at the following locations this week: Leonardtown Rd at Thomas Stone High School Middletown Rd at...
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Community Day at St. Clement’s Island Museum on Friday, February 12, 2021

Community Day at St. Clement’s Island Museum on Friday, February 12, 2021

Have you ever wanted to contribute to an exhibit at a museum? St. Clement’s Island Museum is seeking historic documents, photos and other significant objects related to St. Clement’s Island and the Colton’s Point area from the 20th century and earlier. We will scan photos and documents, leaving you with the originals, and we...
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UPDATE: Police Arrest Washington D.C. Man in Connection with Murder of Two Waldorf Women

UPDATE: Police Arrest Washington D.C. Man in Connection with Murder of Two Waldorf Women

UPDATE 1/24/2021: On January 21 at 12:45 a.m., officers responded to the 2400 block of Hanover Court in Waldorf for the report of the sound of gunshots. When officers arrived, they observed the front door to one of the townhomes was open. Upon entering, officers located Kandeon Meisha Niravanh, 24, of Waldorf, and Genesis...
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Pasadena Man Who Supplied Children with Alcohol, Took Photos of, and Sexually Assaulted Child During Sleepover is Charged

Pasadena Man Who Supplied Children with Alcohol, Took Photos of, and Sexually Assaulted Child During Sleepover is Charged

On November 23, 2020, Anne Arundel County Police Officers responded to Eastern District Police Station in reference to a sex offense report. Upon arrival, Officers met and spoke to the mother of the victim. The mother advised that her child had spent the night at a friend’s house located in the 700 block of 203rd Street...
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Two Suspects Charged with Murder of 16-Year-Old, Attempted Murder of Police Officer Who Was Shot at While at Crime Scene

Two Suspects Charged with Murder of 16-Year-Old, Attempted Murder of Police Officer Who Was Shot at While at Crime Scene

Homicide Unit detectives charged two suspects in connection with a fatal shooting Thursday night in Langley Park. Detectives identified the victim as 16-year-old Angel Villatoro of Hyattsville. He was positively identified this afternoon and his family was then notified. The suspects are 17-year-old Nelson Sanchez Perez of the 8000 block of 14th Avenue in...
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One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Single Vehicle Strikes Building in Clements

One Transported to Area Trauma Center After Single Vehicle Strikes Building in Clements

On Sunday, January 24, 2021, at approximately 2:05 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the Guy Auto Parts and Service located at 23902 Colton Point Road in Clements, for the reported vehicle into the structure with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle that for unknown reasons, left...
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Police, Health Department Give Community Warning of Hoax Phone Calls Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination

Police, Health Department Give Community Warning of Hoax Phone Calls Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has received reports from community members about fraudulent phone calls incorrectly telling residents that they can “show up” to a SMCHD vaccination clinic without an appointment. There are also reports of robocalls inaccurately notifying residents that they are eligible to register for a vaccination clinic. These calls...
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