Monthly Archives: April 2021

Pasadena Man Previously Convicted of Eight DUI’s Receives Maximum Sentence After Causing Serious Crash, Leaving Victim Permanently Disabled

Pasadena Man Previously Convicted of Eight DUI’s Receives Maximum Sentence After Causing Serious Crash, Leaving Victim Permanently Disabled

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced that Todd Allen Beeker, 58, of Pasadena was sentenced to 10 years prison in a non-fatal collision that left the victim, Mr. Bennett Kriewald, 29, permanently disabled. This charge runs consecutive to another 10 year sentence imposed in St. Mary’s County for Driving While Under...
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Two Charles County First Responders & the “Latham Family” Will be on Family Feud, May 4, 2021

Two Charles County First Responders & the “Latham Family” Will be on Family Feud, May 4, 2021

Justin Lucas posted on Facebook, the following information: This is your 1 week reminder! The Latham Family, Dean, Taylor, Justin, Donald and Jimmy from Indian Head Maryland will be on Family Feud next Tuesday night May 4th at 8:30 on WDCA!!! If you are not in the Washington DC area, go to www.familyfeud.com to...
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VIDEO: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Burglary of Lexington Park Papa John’s Pizza

VIDEO: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Burglary of Lexington Park Papa John’s Pizza

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person depicted in the attached video in a burglary investigation. On Friday, April 23, 2021 at 12:56 a.m., the suspect smashed the glass in the front door of the Papa John’s Pizza on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park and entered the...
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CSM’s Robotics Team, the Talons, Are Back in Business at Skills Tournament

CSM’s Robotics Team, the Talons, Are Back in Business at Skills Tournament

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) competitive robotics team – the Talons –participated in the University of Nebraska – Lincoln Inaugural Remote Skills Event April 16-17. The Talons were one of 13 colleges in the national weekend tournament which was Nebraska’s first remote, skills-only VEX U event, hosted by UNL’s VEX U team. The...
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After Storm and High Winds in St. Mary’s County Cause Damage, National Weather Service Says Not from a Tornado

After Storm and High Winds in St. Mary’s County Cause Damage, National Weather Service Says Not from a Tornado

On Thursday, April 22, 2021, a team from NOAA/NWS Baltimore/Washington Weather Forecast Office surveyed storm damage from storms near the town of Clements in St. Mary`s County MD, that occurred Wednesday, April 21, 2021. The team found scattered-to-numerous instances of damage to trees and structures over a path of several miles. Hardwood trees were...
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St. Mary’s County Library Announces Expanded Hours for Libraries Starting Monday, May 3, 2021

St. Mary’s County Library Announces Expanded Hours for Libraries Starting Monday, May 3, 2021

St. Mary’s County Library is pleased to announce that we will be expanding the hours open to the public at our Library buildings starting on Monday, May 3 to Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Library will be closed on Sundays. Curbside services...
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SMECO Opens New Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Charles County

SMECO Opens New Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Charles County

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) announced the opening of the first of its SMECO EV Recharge public charging stations for electric vehicles in Charles County. The station is located at Laurel Springs Regional Park on Radio Station Road in La Plata. Additional charging stations at White Plains Regional Park, the Charles County Department of...
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PHOTOS: Detectives Working to Locate SUV in Connection With 2020 Murder

PHOTOS: Detectives Working to Locate SUV in Connection With 2020 Murder

Homicide Unit detectives are asking the community to help locate an SUV in connection with a homicide that took place in December of 2020 in the Marlton area of Upper Marlboro. The victim in the fatal shooting is 31-year-old Awa Ebi of Upper Marlboro. In addition to finding the SUV, investigators would like to...
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MDOT SHA Begins Improving Roadways in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties

MDOT SHA Begins Improving Roadways in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin improving several roadways in southern Maryland this week. Through late spring, MDOT SHA crews will be resurfacing and applying new lane markings on roadways in Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties. Motorists can expect overnight and daytime lane closures while the work is taking place. Crews will be working in the following locations: Charles...
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Calvert County Detectives Seeking Identity of Prescription Fraud Suspect

Calvert County Detectives Seeking Identity of Prescription Fraud Suspect

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a prescription fraud that occurred on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. The suspect pictured below entered the CVS Pharmacy, located at 10095 Ward Road in Dunkirk, MD and attempted to pass a fraudulent prescription. The suspect is described as a black male in his early to mid-20s,...
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UPDATE: State Police Identify Trooper Involved in Shooting That Killed Teenager in Leonardtown

UPDATE: State Police Identify Trooper Involved in Shooting That Killed Teenager in Leonardtown

UPDATE 4/26/2021 @ 5:40 p.m.: Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators are continuing an investigation into a trooper involved shooting that occurred in Leonardtown on April 13, 2021. The involved trooper is identified as Trooper Joseph Azzari, who is assigned to the Leonardtown Barrack as a road patrol trooper. He has been a Maryland...
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UPDATE: Three Victims Shot in St. Mary’s County in One Hour, Three Flown to Trauma Centers

UPDATE: Three Victims Shot in St. Mary’s County in One Hour, Three Flown to Trauma Centers

UPDATE 4/27/2021: Multiple citizens have contacted SMNEWSNET asking why we have not covered the other reports of gunshots throughout Great Mills and Lexington Park on Sunday, April 25, 2021. We were not aware of any other incidents, and we are currently looking into them. On Sunday night, April 25, 2021, police responded to the...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Hit-And-Run Crash of Trooper’s Vehicle in Anne Arundel County

Maryland State Police Investigating Hit-And-Run Crash of Trooper’s Vehicle in Anne Arundel County

The Maryland State Police is investigating a hit-and-run crash after a trooper’s vehicle was struck early Monday, April 26, 2021, in Anne Arundel County. At approximately 1:00 a.m., a trooper was clearing a traffic stop when a white Volvo tractor-trailer struck his marked state police vehicle. According to a preliminary investigation, the crash occurred...
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Army Veteran Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges in Maryland for Supplying Forged Military Discharge Certificates to Individuals Applying for Military Waivers to Obtain Commercial Driver’s Licenses

Army Veteran Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges in Maryland for Supplying Forged Military Discharge Certificates to Individuals Applying for Military Waivers to Obtain Commercial Driver’s Licenses

Philip Mungin, 58, of Bryans Road, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to forgery of a military discharge certificate and identity theft, in connection with a scheme in which Mungin provided fraudulent DD-214 discharge certificates to individuals for fraudulent military waiver applications for commercial driver’s licenses in exchange for payment. The guilty plea was announced by...
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Detectives Arrest Three Suspects in Connection of Fatal Shooting of Pregnant 18-Year-Old, Baby Expected to Survive

Detectives Arrest Three Suspects in Connection of Fatal Shooting of Pregnant 18-Year-Old, Baby Expected to Survive

Prince George’s County Police Homicide Unit detectives identified and charged three suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of 18-year-old J’Lyn Quinones. The suspects were located and taken into custody in Washington, DC. The suspects are 21-year-old Malik Johnson and his brother, 22-year-old Michael Johnson. Their last known address is in the 2700 block...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Stabbing at California Wawa, Victim Transported to Area Trauma Center

UPDATE: Police Investigating Stabbing at California Wawa, Victim Transported to Area Trauma Center

UPDATE: On April 24, 2021, at approximately 9:52 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 23100 block of Three Notch Road in California, for the reported assault. Deputies arrived on scene and located a male victim, age 39 of Lexington Park, who was suffering from multiple stab wounds. Detectives...
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PNC Branch Donation to Support Launch of Health and Wellness Services for Lexington Park Community

PNC Branch Donation to Support Launch of Health and Wellness Services for Lexington Park Community

The St. Mary’s County Equity Task Force, in partnership with the Housing Authority of St. Mary’s County, Maryland (HASMC), is pleased to announce plans for a future Behavioral Health Hub for St. Mary’s County. The 6,200 square-foot, former PNC Bank branch located on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, was donated by PNC Bank...
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Suspended Prince George’s County Officer Arrested on Federal Tax Evasion Charges

Suspended Prince George’s County Officer Arrested on Federal Tax Evasion Charges

A federal criminal complaint has been filed charging Edward Scott Finn, age 46, of Dunkirk, Maryland, for the federal charges of attempting to evade or defeat taxes for tax years 2014 through 2019. Finn is a Lieutenant with the Prince George’s County Police Department and owned and operated Edward Finn Inc. (EFI). EFI employs...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Body Found in Vehicle in Charlotte Hall

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Body Found in Vehicle in Charlotte Hall

On Sunday, April 25, 2021, at approximately 4:00 p.m., police responded to a parking lot in the area of 30050 Three Notch Road and Henry Lane in Charlotte Hall, for the reported deceased female in a vehicle. Police arrived on the scene and found an unknown aged female deceased inside of the vehicle. Technicians...
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St. Mary’s County April 20, 2021 Commissioner Meeting Rollup

St. Mary’s County April 20, 2021 Commissioner Meeting Rollup

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. The Commissioners recognized important milestones and initiatives by presenting Proclamations for National Public Library Week, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Fair Housing Month, Administrative Professionals Month and National County Government Month. At...
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police Continues to Investigate Discovery of Body in Prince George’s County

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Continues to Investigate Discovery of Body in Prince George’s County

UPDATE 4/20/2021: Maryland State Police are continuing to investigate the discovery of a body found last month in Prince George’s County. Shortly after 7:35 a.m. on March 13, 2021, troopers from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack responded to the area of Route 4 at Dowerhouse Road for the discovery of a body. According...
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Waldorf Man Charged with Illegal Possession of a Firearm

Waldorf Man Charged with Illegal Possession of a Firearm

On April 21, 2021, members of the Firearms Investigation Unit, with the assistance of the Emergency Services Team from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, served two search warrants related to an on-going firearms investigation. During one of the searches, detectives recovered a loaded firearm and ammunition inside the residence. The subject of the investigation,...
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Cruise Aboard the Historic Wm. B. Tennison

Cruise Aboard the Historic Wm. B. Tennison

Enjoy specialty cruises aboard the historic Wm. B. Tennison departing from the Calvert Marine Museum. Built in 1899, the Tennison is the only Coast Guard licensed log-hulled, passenger-carrying vessel in the United States. The vessel served as an oyster buyboat until 1978 and has been designated a National Historic landmark. All specialty cruises are...
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Local Author, Meredith Johnson, Announces the Publication of Her Children’s Book – Just Momma

Local Author, Meredith Johnson, Announces the Publication of Her Children’s Book – Just Momma

Local author, Meredith Johnson, announces the publication of her children’s book Just Momma. Meredith is a self-published children’s author who loves to encourage kids to use their imaginations. In this vividly imaginative book, she does just that. Just Momma is the story of two brothers named Ethan and Tyler who love to pretend. By...
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Kia Recalls 147,000 Seltos and Soul Vehicles for Fire Risks

Kia Recalls 147,000 Seltos and Soul Vehicles for Fire Risks

Kia’s brand-new Seltos SUV and the Soul are the latest cars involved in a fire risk recall. According to documents Kia filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last week, the 2020-2021 model year vehicles may feature improperly heat-treated piston rings. The automaker is recalling 147,249 Soul and Seltos vehicles for the issue,...
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