Monthly Archives: March 2021

Charles County Speed Camera Program Week of March 23, to April 1, 2021

Charles County Speed Camera Program Week of March 23, to April 1, 2021

The Speed Camera Program will operate 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 are at the following locations for the week of Tuesday, March 23, 2021, to Monday, April 1,...
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No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Rollover in Lexington Park

No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Rollover in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at approximately 11:15 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Mattapany Road in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one vehicle overturned. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and overturned...
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Cherry Hill Park Celebrates 100 Years of Camping

Cherry Hill Park Celebrates 100 Years of Camping

This year, Cherry Hill Park, a top-rated campground serving the Washington, DC, region, is celebrating 100 years of camping and 5 generations of family ownership with special offers, activities, events, gifts, and more. In 1921, Jacob & Rose Gurevich founded Cherry Hill Poultry Farm, where the family’s first campers set up tents behind the...
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Calvert Hospice Joins National Program Dedicated to Improving Care Quality

Calvert Hospice Joins National Program Dedicated to Improving Care Quality

Calvert Hospice has enrolled in Quality Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). Quality Connections is a new program designed to enhance the knowledge base, skills, and competency of hospice and palliative care providers through new tools and opportunities for engagement and interaction with other providers. Calvert Hospice is...
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Maryland Enters Phase 2A of Vaccine Distribution Plan, Hogan Announces Six More Mass Vaccination Sites In Maryland

Maryland Enters Phase 2A of Vaccine Distribution Plan, Hogan Announces Six More Mass Vaccination Sites In Maryland

UPDATE: Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland will open six more mass vaccination sites beginning in early April, doubling the number to 12 as the state prepares for a significant increase in vaccine supply from the federal government. “We have over 2,500 points of distribution and will grow by hundreds more...
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Historic St. Mary’s City Archaeologist Discovers Location Of 1634 St. Mary’s Fort, Maryland’s Original English Settlement, and the Fourth Oldest English Colony in North America

Historic St. Mary’s City Archaeologist Discovers Location Of 1634 St. Mary’s Fort, Maryland’s Original English Settlement, and the Fourth Oldest English Colony in North America

Historic St. Mary’s City announces that Dr. Travis Parno, Director of Research and Collections for Historic St. Mary’s City and his team have located the site of the original St. Mary’s Fort, the 1634 palisaded fort erected by the first wave of European settlers who founded Maryland. The site, which spans an area approximately...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Highlights Two Employees for Women’s History Month

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Highlights Two Employees for Women’s History Month

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is celebrating Women’s History Month by highlighting two trailblazing women who serve our community. Major Deborah Diedrich: Major Diedrich began her career with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office as a correctional officer in 1988. Diedrich was promoted to Major in March of 2017. Major Diedrich is the...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Erin Neveal Stokes, 29, Wanted for Escape

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Whereabouts of Erin Neveal Stokes, 29, Wanted for Escape

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Erin Neveal Stokes, age 29 of Lexington Park. Stokes is currently wanted for the charge of escape for violating the conditions of a pretrial program. Stokes was originally charged with burglary and theft. Stokes is 5’6” and weighs 150 pounds and has brown...
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2021 Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants Total $312,500

2021 Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants Total $312,500

The State of Maryland and the Forever Maryland Foundation are proud to announce that 91 Keep Maryland Beautiful grants totaling $312,500 have been awarded toward environmental education, community cleanup, and beautification projects through the Keep Maryland Beautiful program. These annual grants are funded by Maryland Environmental Trust, a unit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR); the Forever Maryland Foundation; the Maryland Department of Housing...
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Federal Law Requiring Boats to Have Engine Cut-Off Switches Go in Effect Starting Thursday, April 1, 2021

Federal Law Requiring Boats to Have Engine Cut-Off Switches Go in Effect Starting Thursday, April 1, 2021

On April 1, 2021 a new federal law goes into effect that requires the operator of a boat with an installed Engine Cut-Off Switch (ECOS) to use the ECOS link. The link is usually a coiled bungee cord lanyard clipped onto the operator’s person, Personal Floatation Device (PFD) or clothing and the other end...
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UPDATE: Police Arrest Man They Say Killed 28-Year-Old St. Mary’s County Man at Gold Mine Saloon in Waldorf

UPDATE: Police Arrest Man They Say Killed 28-Year-Old St. Mary’s County Man at Gold Mine Saloon in Waldorf

UPDATE 3/22/2021: Detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division have identified the suspect wanted in connection with the shooting death of Tre Thomas Wilburn, 28, who was shot and killed during an altercation on March 11 in the parking lot of the Gold Mine Saloon in Waldorf. Through investigation, Maurice Alexander...
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UPDATE: Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Multiple Robberies in Charles County; Co-Defendants Also Sentenced

UPDATE: Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Multiple Robberies in Charles County; Co-Defendants Also Sentenced

UPDATE: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Thursday, March 18, 2021, Charles County Circuit Court Judge William R. Greer, Jr. sentenced Quintel Tyriq Lancaster, 21 of Indian Head, to 18 years in prison for five counts of Robbery, four counts of Attempted Robbery, and three counts of Wear/Carry and Transport...
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Atlantic Tractor of Mechanicsville Open for Business

Atlantic Tractor of Mechanicsville Open for Business

Atlantic Tractor of Mechanicsville will provide agricultural, homeowner and compact construction equipment solutions from John Deere, Frontier and Honda to the southern Maryland area. “We are ecstatic to now be the official John Deere dealer in this area,” Atlantic Tractor CEO, Mel Goldsmith stated. ”For years now, Atlantic Tractor has been serving many of...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Hosting Week Long Crisis Intervention Training

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Hosting Week Long Crisis Intervention Training

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a week long Crisis Intervention Team training. Police and corrections officers from Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s County along with troopers from the Maryland State Police are all in attendance. Calvert’s Cpl. DeFelice, Capt. Payne and Sheriff Evans are on hand to start the week as Sheriff...
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Maryland State Police: Reinstatement of Legal Time Authorizations for Licenses, Permits, Registrations and Authorizations

Maryland State Police: Reinstatement of Legal Time Authorizations for Licenses, Permits, Registrations and Authorizations

On March 12, 2020, Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. issued an Executive Order suspending the legal time authorizations of certain State issued licenses, permits, registrations and authorizations due to the proclaimed state-of-emergency and catastrophic health emergency pandemic related to COVID-19. This Executive Order applied to all licenses, permits and registrations issued or required by...
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Charles County Public Schools to Host High School Graduation Ceremonies Outdoors at Regency Furniture Stadium

Charles County Public Schools to Host High School Graduation Ceremonies Outdoors at Regency Furniture Stadium

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will celebrate the Class of 2021 during in-person graduation ceremonies at Regency Furniture Stadium this spring. Set for May 28 through June 3, CCPS has partnered with Regency Furniture Stadium and the Charles County Government to provide the nearly 2,100 graduating seniors with the ability to celebrate in person....
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Senator Reilly Introduces Bill to Allow Virtual Public School in Maryland

Senator Reilly Introduces Bill to Allow Virtual Public School in Maryland

Senator Edward R. Reilly (R-Anne Arundel) has introduced Primary and Secondary Education – Virtual Schools – Alterations (S.B. 941), a bill that would provide Maryland families with the opportunity to choose a tuition-free, full-time online public school option for their children. “COVID-19 has disrupted all of our lives in innumerable ways over the past...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Remembers Jaelynn Three Years Later

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Remembers Jaelynn Three Years Later

Sheriff Tim Cameron and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office marked the third anniversary of the tragic shootings at Great Mills High School on March 20, 2018, which took the life of 16-year-old student Jaelynn Willey. Joined by the Willey family, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Chaplain Corps held a prayer service at...
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Garage Fire in Leonardtown Under Investigation, No Injuries Reported

Garage Fire in Leonardtown Under Investigation, No Injuries Reported

On Sunday, March 21, 2021, at approximately 4:35 p.m., firefighters from Valley Lee, Bay District, Leonardtown, NAS Patuxent River, and Hollywood responded to 20190 Tower Hill Road in Leonardtown, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find an approximate 30 x 30 garage fully engulfed in flames with extensions...
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Police in Charles County Arrest Virginia Man Wanted for Shooting Victim Multiple Times in January

Police in Charles County Arrest Virginia Man Wanted for Shooting Victim Multiple Times in January

On Saturday, January 23, 2021, at approximately 9:25 p.m., Officers from the Prince Williams County Police Department responded to the Babylon Woodbridge Sports Bar / Hookah Lounge located at 3081 Golansky Boulevard in Woodbridge, VA., for the report of shots fired. Officers arrived on the scene to find a 27-year-old male suffering from multiple...
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Wanted Convicted Felon From Calvert County Arrested on Multiple Gun Charges in Leonardtown

Wanted Convicted Felon From Calvert County Arrested on Multiple Gun Charges in Leonardtown

On March 17, 2021, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division received information an armed and wanted individual, Ambrose Matthew Kyler, 44 of Prince Frederick, was a passenger in a vehicle that was in the area of Sheriff’s Office Headquarters in Leonardtown. The vehicle was located and approached by detectives,...
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Calvert County Government Offices in Process of Relocating

Calvert County Government Offices in Process of Relocating

Calvert County Government offices housed in the County Services Plaza will relocate in preparation for the future construction of new county administration office buildings. The move is expected to take place now through April 2, 2021. County government services and operations will continue, though minor interruptions may occur. Calvert County Government buildings remain closed...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shots Fired in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shots Fired in Lexington Park, No Injuries Reported

On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at approximately 7:00 p.m., police responded to the area of Pegg Road and Pegg Lane in Lexington Park, for the reported drive-by shooting. Officers arrived in the area of Pegg Road and Pegg Lane and found at least one shell casing in the roadway. Upon making contact with the...
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Charles County Public Schools Reopening on Monday, March 22, 2021: Police Urge Citizens to Slow Down and Stay Alert!

Charles County Public Schools Reopening on Monday, March 22, 2021: Police Urge Citizens to Slow Down and Stay Alert!

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office reminds our citizens that the Phase 2 of reopening for Charles County Public Schools begins on Monday, March 22, 2021! Please slow down and stay alert. Watch for stopped school buses, as well as children and crossing guards. Let’s make sure the rest of the school year is safe...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested After Committing Home Invasion and Leading Police on Low Speed Chase

Lexington Park Woman Arrested After Committing Home Invasion and Leading Police on Low Speed Chase

On Sunday, March 14, 2021, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46300 block of Columbus Drive in Lexington Park, for the report of a disturbance. The victim and a witness advised that Krista Renee Barnes, 43 of Lexington Park, knocked on the door of an...
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