Monthly Archives: May 2021

Threat of School Shooting at Leonardtown Middle School Deemed Non-Credible

Threat of School Shooting at Leonardtown Middle School Deemed Non-Credible

SMNEWSNET.COM will not be posting a copy of the threat or providing links to it, and ask that the public stop sharing the threat online. The following email was sent to parents of students of Leonardtown Middle School. May 16, 2021 Dear Leonardtown Middle School Families, We have been made aware of a threat...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating One Shot at Motel 6 in Lexington Park

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating One Shot at Motel 6 in Lexington Park

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, at approximately 12:40 p.m., police and emergency medical personnel responded to the Motel 6 located at 21847 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported gunshot victim. Crews arrived on the scene to find an adult male had at least one gunshot wound to the upper body. The...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death at Charlotte Hall Motel

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death at Charlotte Hall Motel

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, at approximately 7:00 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the Charlotte Hall Motel located at 30030 Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall, for the report of one not breathing. Crews arrived on the scene to find one patient in a motel room and reported CPR in progress....
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St. Leonard, Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Departments Regret to Announce Passing of Raleigh Midkiff III

St. Leonard, Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Departments Regret to Announce Passing of Raleigh Midkiff III

“Our members are deeply saddened by the passing of Raleigh Midkiff III. Raleigh was a member of our department for many, many years and just recently transferred to Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department. Raleigh was also a career firefighter with D.C. Fire Department. Raleigh served in many positions in our department, most recently serving as...
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Prince George’s County Police Warns Citizens of Kidnapping Scam

Prince George’s County Police Warns Citizens of Kidnapping Scam

The Prince George’s County Police Department would like to alert county residents about a kidnapping scam. Scammers call their victims and indicate a loved one has been kidnapped and demand a ransom for their safe return. In the past month, we’ve received six reports of this scam. In some cases, the victim has paid...
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Two Transported to Hospital After Early Morning House Fire in Coltons Point, Fire Under Investigation

Two Transported to Hospital After Early Morning House Fire in Coltons Point, Fire Under Investigation

On Saturday, May 15, 2021, at approximately 4:43 a.m., firefighters from Seventh District, Hollywood, Leonardtown, Mechanicsville, Bay District, and Second District responded to 20284 Park Place in Coltons Point, for the reported house on fire. Dispatchers advised they received multiple 911 calls, with one caller reporting they heard an explosion and could then see...
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Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad Regrets to Announce Passing of Cody Alexander Sir, 31

Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad Regrets to Announce Passing of Cody Alexander Sir, 31

The officers and members of the Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad regret to announce the passing of member Cody Sir. Cody joined the department in 2009 as an active member. In 2010 he obtained his EMT Certification and eventually obtained his IV Tech Certification. Cody later obtained his EVOC Certification and was turned over as...
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Southern Trail Distillery Hosting Spring Shine Festival on Saturday, May 15, 2021

Southern Trail Distillery Hosting Spring Shine Festival on Saturday, May 15, 2021

Southern Trail Distillery will be hosting their Spring Shine Festival on Saturday, May 15, 2021, from 11:00 a.m., to 5:00 p.m., located at 27227 Morganza Turner Road in Mechanicsville. Come out the Southern Trail Distillery for their Spring Shine Festival! Enjoy shopping local vendors, order delicious local food, and amazing drinks! Over 35 vendors...
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Governor Hogan Announces End of Statewide Mask Mandate

Governor Hogan Announces End of Statewide Mask Mandate

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the end of the statewide mask mandate, aligning Maryland with new CDC guidance. This order will take effect Saturday, May 15, along with the lifting of all capacity limits and restrictions that the governor announced earlier this week.  “Today is the day that so many of us have...
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Calvert Library to Increase Access Starting Saturday, May 22, 2021

Calvert Library to Increase Access Starting Saturday, May 22, 2021

Calvert Library is phasing in more access.  As of Saturday, May 22, the one-hour limitation on library use will be lifted.  Building capacity limits will also be increased. Customers will still be asked to wear an appropriate mask over their nose and mouth and to maintain a social distance of 6’ from others and...
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St. Clements Island Water Taxi Introduces Conversation & A Cruise Series at the St. Clements Island Museum

St. Clements Island Water Taxi Introduces Conversation & A Cruise Series at the St. Clements Island Museum

Enjoy summer breezes on a fun, educational and family-friendly morning of cruising on the St. Clement’s Island Water Taxi during this series of themed cruises throughout the season! **BOOK SOON – THESE WILL SELL OUT! ONLY 15 seats are available per cruise. (301-769-2222)** Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 9:00 a.m., to 10:00 a.m., Conversation...
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools Partner with Health Department on High School Prom Activities

St. Mary’s County Public Schools Partner with Health Department on High School Prom Activities

On May 15, 2021, St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS), in partnership with St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD), will provide support to all prom events scheduled for SMCPS High Schools. In addition to precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, prom events will include activities to address young driver safety. Students will also have...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum Features Navy Day Exhibit

St. Clement’s Island Museum Features Navy Day Exhibit

The St. Clement’s Island Museum is currently hosting a special exhibit called “Navy Day,” featuring Navy Day items and souvenirs from past Navy Day celebrations. The public is encouraged to visit the museum and check out these unique artifacts on display courtesy of a local collector. This special exhibition will run through June 6,...
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MDOT MVA Announces New Deadline Schedule for Expired Driver’s Licenses, Registrations and Related Products

MDOT MVA Announces New Deadline Schedule for Expired Driver’s Licenses, Registrations and Related Products

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) is announcing new guidance for customers whose driver’s licenses, permits, registrations and related products have expired during the Maryland COVID-19 State of Emergency. As Maryland continues its COVID-19 recovery, Governor Larry Hogan’s Executive Order issued on May 12, 2021 allows customers who have an MDOT...
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Lusby Man Convicted of Felony Sex Abuse of a Minor

Lusby Man Convicted of Felony Sex Abuse of a Minor

On May 12, 2021, Brian Cullen Sheridan, 42, of Lusby, was convicted by a jury of felony sex abuse of a minor and related charges. Mr. Harvey wishes to commend Assistant State’s Attorney Rebecca N. Cordero for her outstanding work on the case. Sheridan is facing in excess of 25 years imprisonment when he...
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Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Ages 12 & Older

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Ages 12 & Older

Following authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use of Pfizer vaccine to include adolescents 12 through 15 years of age, the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) is expanding eligibility for SMCHD vaccination clinics to include individuals ages 12 and older. Please note: the Pfizer vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine...
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U.S. Navy to Hold Virtual Public Meetings on Tuesday, May 18, and Wednesday, May 19 for Patuxent River Complex Testing and Training Activities Draft Environmental Impact Statement

U.S. Navy to Hold Virtual Public Meetings on Tuesday, May 18, and Wednesday, May 19 for Patuxent River Complex Testing and Training Activities Draft Environmental Impact Statement

The U.S. Navy invites you attend a virtual public meeting on May 18 or 19 regarding the Patuxent River Complex Testing and Training Activities Environmental Impact Statement, or EIS. The Draft EIS evaluates the potential environmental effects of continuing to conduct military testing and training activities within the Patuxent River Complex needed to meet...
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St, Mary’s County Government Announces Emergency Broadband Benefits Now Available

St, Mary’s County Government Announces Emergency Broadband Benefits Now Available

The St. Mary’s County Government announces the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program. The temporary benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit program provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward...
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Governor Hogan Lifts Capacity Limits on Indoor and Outdoor Venues, All Remaining Restrictions on Indoor and Outdoor Dining As of Saturday, May 15

Governor Hogan Lifts Capacity Limits on Indoor and Outdoor Venues, All Remaining Restrictions on Indoor and Outdoor Dining As of Saturday, May 15

Statewide Indoor Mask Mandate To Be Lifted After 70% of Adults Receive Vaccine; Following CDC Approval, Vaccinations for Adolescents to Begin Tomorrow; Maryland Department of Labor to Begin Process of Reinstating Work Search Requirements 5/12/2021: As a result of the state’s rapid pace of COVID-19 vaccinations and subsequent declines in key health metrics, Governor...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Three Burglary Suspects in Leonardtown

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identities of Three Burglary Suspects in Leonardtown

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the persons shown in a burglary investigation. On Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 6:56 pm, the suspects broke into a building and damaged a window at Maryland Rock on Abells Wharf Road in Leonardtown. The suspects fled in three different vehicles: a black...
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Parks & Recreation Seeks Public Input for New Harriet E. Brown Community Center

Parks & Recreation Seeks Public Input for New Harriet E. Brown Community Center

The Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation will hold a virtual public meeting to receive input for the planning and construction of the new Harriet E. Brown Community Center. The meeting will be held Monday, June 7, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. through Zoom. Citizens are invited to participate to provide input on the...
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PHOTO RELEASE: Governor Hogan Honors Maryland State Police Fallen Heroes

PHOTO RELEASE: Governor Hogan Honors Maryland State Police Fallen Heroes

Governor Larry Hogan today delivered remarks at the annual Maryland State Police (MSP) Fallen Heroes Ceremony. The governor was joined by MSP Superintendent Colonel Jerry Jones, current and retired state troopers, and surviving family members of the fallen heroes. This year’s ceremony honored 43 state troopers and one deputy state fire marshal who lost...
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St. Mary’s County’s Sheriff’s Office Criminal Summons Served in April 2021

St. Mary’s County’s Sheriff’s Office Criminal Summons Served in April 2021

Criminal Summonses Served: April 2021 04/01/21- Margaret Ann Hale, age 26 of Lexington Park- two counts of Assault 2nd Degree by Dep. Westphal# 337. CASE# 17552-21 04/02/21- Loma Leondrae Thomas, age 22 of California- Assault 2nd Degree by Cpl. Pesante# 153. CASE# 8219-21 04/02/21- Richard Lee Sandidge, age 81 of California- Negligent Driving and...
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One Flown to Burn Center After Boat and Garage Fire in Hollywood

One Flown to Burn Center After Boat and Garage Fire in Hollywood

On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 7:05 p.m., firefighters from Hollywood, Leonardtown, Bay District, NAS Patuxent River and Seventh District responded to 24875 Iron Horse Lane in Hollywood, for the reported detached garage on fire. Chief 7 and Engine 73 arrived on the scene in under 2 minutes from the initial dispatch and found...
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Governor Hogan Provides Update on State of Maryland’s Response to Colonial Pipeline Incident

Governor Hogan Provides Update on State of Maryland’s Response to Colonial Pipeline Incident

Governor Larry Hogan authorized Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Secretary Greg Slater to take emergency measures to respond to the Colonial Pipeline incident and ensure continuity of fuel supply throughout the state. “The emergency actions that we are taking will provide the state the flexibility it needs to address any disruption in fuel supply,” said...
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