Monthly Archives: July 2024

Night Construction Work Scheduled for Delabrooke Bridge July 21st to 25th, 2024

Night Construction Work Scheduled for Delabrooke Bridge July 21st to 25th, 2024

REMINDER!! The St. Mary’s County Government’s Department of Public Works & Transportation (DPW&T) is announcing upcoming construction and major repairs scheduled for the Delabrooke Bridge, located on Delabrooke Road, in Mechanicsville, from the intersection of Riverview Road north-eastward for approximately 500 ft, starting on Sunday, July 21, 2024, and continuing through Thursday, July 25,...
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Citizens Stop Subject From Jumping Off Thomas Johnson Bridge

Citizens Stop Subject From Jumping Off Thomas Johnson Bridge

On Saturday, July 20, 2024, at approximately 7:43 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of the Thomas Johnson Bridge for the reported suicidal subject. The 911 caller reported the subject called them advising he was going to jump from the bridge and was last known to be at a nearby business in Solomons....
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Teen on Dirt-Bike Flown to Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Park Hall

Teen on Dirt-Bike Flown to Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Park Hall

On Saturday, July 20, 2024, at approximately 9:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel were dispatched to the area of 18400 Point Lookout Road in Park Hall, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a dirt bike. Crews arrived on the scene to find the dirt bike struck a sedan, with the teenaged male...
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Fire Safety – Matches and Lighters, Curious Kids Set Fires

Fire Safety – Matches and Lighters, Curious Kids Set Fires

By RVFD Vice President / Lieutenant Scot Best: Each year, children start many fires. Many of these fires are started with matches and lighters. Children set fires for many reasons; they may be curious about fire, crying for help, or engaging in delinquent behavior. Children as young as two have been able to operate...
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Police Arrest Two Felons Following Theft of AR-15 Rifle from Tackle Box

Police Arrest Two Felons Following Theft of AR-15 Rifle from Tackle Box

On Wednesday, July 17, 2024, Deputy Munn responded to the Tackle Box in Lexington Park, MD, for a reported theft. Video surveillance footage showed an unknown suspect walking into the store, going behind the sales counter, taking a Ruger AR-15 rifle from the display rack, concealing it beneath his clothing, and exiting the store....
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Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Yeti Package Raffle

Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Yeti Package Raffle

Attention all community members! We’re excited to announce our Online Yeti Raffle to support the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department. You have a chance to win amazing Yeti gear worth $900 while helping us keep our community safe! RAFFLE DETAILS! **Prizes:** Yeti Coolers, Tumblers, and more!**Value:** $900 worth of Yeti gear **Tickets:** $15 each **Drawing...
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St. Mary’s County and Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Releases Information Concerning Fentanyl Theft from Paramedic Narcotics Supply

St. Mary’s County and Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Releases Information Concerning Fentanyl Theft from Paramedic Narcotics Supply

Further updates will be provided here, when they become available. Charges are currently pending and additional details will be provided at a later time. Calvert County Sheriff’s Office released the following: The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware that some of these crimes may have been committed in Calvert County as well....
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Two 17-Year-Old Teens Arrested in Connection to April 2024 Murder of 19-Year-Old

Two 17-Year-Old Teens Arrested in Connection to April 2024 Murder of 19-Year-Old

The Prince George’s County Police Department identified and charged two suspects wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred in April. The suspects are a 17-year-old male from Arlington, Virginia, and a 17-year-old male from Hyattsville. They are both charged as adults in the case in connection with the murder of 19-year-old Carlos...
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Fentanyl Theft Uncovered in St. Mary’s County Paramedic Narcotics Supply – Police Investigating

Fentanyl Theft Uncovered in St. Mary’s County Paramedic Narcotics Supply – Police Investigating

UPDATE – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Release – 7/19/2024 @ 1:00 p.m.: On Tuesday, July 16, 2024, the St. Mary’s County Government Department of Emergency Services contacted the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and reported suspected tampering with the security seal on a narcotics box in a local medic unit. Detectives from...
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Hospice of the Chesapeake Announces New Board Members

Hospice of the Chesapeake Announces New Board Members

Several prominent members of the community recently were appointed to the boards of directors of Hospice of the Chesapeake and its foundation. Joyce Phillip was elected to the Hospice of the Chesapeake Inc., Board. Phillip is a human resources professional, coach, trainer and consultant who is president of Dynamic Dimensions Unlimited, LLC. She is...
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2024 National Night Out – St. Mary’s County

2024 National Night Out – St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office invites you, your family, and your community to the 2024 Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6, 2024, for an opportunity to meet and socialize with Sheriff’s Office personnel. National Night Out is a nationwide community-building campaign encouraging residents to unite and form relationships with local law...
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NOAA Announces $10 Million Grant for Oyster Sanctuary Reef Construction in Maryland

NOAA Announces $10 Million Grant for Oyster Sanctuary Reef Construction in Maryland

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced that it has recommended awarding $10 million to fund new reef construction for a Maryland Department of Natural Resources oyster sanctuary in the Chesapeake Bay. The four-year grant will provide infrastructure funding for building reef bases on about 50 to 75 acres within an existing oyster...
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NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for August 1-16, 2024 for Webster Field, NAS Patuxent River

NAS Patuxent River Sets Noise Advisory for August 1-16, 2024 for Webster Field, NAS Patuxent River

PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR STATION, MD – Communities surrounding Webster Outlying Field Webster and Naval Air Station Patuxent River are advised of a scheduled increase in aircraft flight activities associated with the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School training from Aug. 1 to Aug. 16, 2024. As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to...
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Citizens and First Responders Save 71-Year-Old Bicyclist with CPR After Suffering Medical Emergency

Citizens and First Responders Save 71-Year-Old Bicyclist with CPR After Suffering Medical Emergency

On Thursday, July 18, 2024, at approximately 2:20 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 17751 Point Lookout Road in Park Hall, for the reported one not breathing. Multiple 911 callers reported a male, who was described as 60 to 65 years old, fell of his bicycle and was unconscious...
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St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office Successfully Secures a $586,299 Competitive Grant to Continue Services for Crime Victims

St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office Successfully Secures a $586,299 Competitive Grant to Continue Services for Crime Victims

State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling proudly announces the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention and Policy (GOCPP) awarded the State’s Attorney’s Office for St. Mary’s County a $586,299 Victims of Crime Act grant for fiscal year 2025. The grant funds will supplement the Victim Services Division of the State’s Attorney’s Office by funding eight positions within...
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Bubby Knott’s Legacy of Giving Lives On

Bubby Knott’s Legacy of Giving Lives On

The Great Mills Trading Post provided the following information from Karen Siebert, CFO: “As we try to move on in the light of our dad’s passing; we have racked our brains in ways to best honor his legacy.  In a few words; what we remember most about our dad is his giving spirit and...
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How to Stay Cool and Hydrated in the Heat: Essential Tips for Beating the Summer Sun

How to Stay Cool and Hydrated in the Heat: Essential Tips for Beating the Summer Sun

As the summer sun blazes and temperatures soar, staying cool and hydrated becomes crucial for your wellbeing. Whether you’re enjoying outdoor activities, working in the heat, or simply navigating daily life, it’s important to take proactive steps to prevent heat related issues. In this article, we’ll explore effective strategies to help you stay cool...
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One Flown to Trauma Center After Single Vehicle Strikes NAS Patuxent River Security Fence

One Flown to Trauma Center After Single Vehicle Strikes NAS Patuxent River Security Fence

On Saturday, July 13, 2024, at approximately 6:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 21707 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision with unknown injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into a Verizon utility pole...
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Public Comment Hearing on July 23, 2024 for SMECO Rate Case

Public Comment Hearing on July 23, 2024 for SMECO Rate Case

The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold a public comment hearing on the rate increase request filed in May 2024 by the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO). The utility’s customer-members and other interested parties are welcome to take part in the hearing before Public Utility Law Judge Christine L. Burke. The hearing will take...
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Boating Accidents Trend Down, Arrests Up During Operation Dry Water 2024

Boating Accidents Trend Down, Arrests Up During Operation Dry Water 2024

The Maryland Natural Resources Police reported a statistically safer weekend than years past during the July 4 weekend this year. Despite being the busiest boating holiday, no boating fatalities were recorded on Independence Day weekend. Nine boating accidents occurred on Maryland’s waterways, down from 12 in each of the previous two years. NRP officers...
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Help Stop the Spread of Fake News on Social Media

Help Stop the Spread of Fake News on Social Media

In the digital age, social media platforms have become the primary source of news and information for millions of people worldwide. While these platforms offer unprecedented access to information and connectivity, they also serve as breeding grounds for the spread of fake news. False information can have serious consequences, influencing public opinion, inciting violence,...
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Indian Head Woman Arrested After Setting Fire to Clothes in Mothers House

Indian Head Woman Arrested After Setting Fire to Clothes in Mothers House

On July 6, 2024, at approximately 6:25 pm, the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal was requested to a structure fire on Woodland Road in Indian Head. Prior to their arrival, firefighters from the Indian Head Volunteer Fire Department advised that a pile of clothes had been intentionally set on fire by person...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – July 16, 2024

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – July 16, 2024

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County (CSMC) began their business meeting with an invocation and the pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The CSMC then presented proclamations in recognition of Maryland Buy Local Week and National Parks and Recreation Month. The Commissioners then held a public hearing on the proposed amendment to...
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Registration Open for the 2024 Citizens Academy – St. Mary’s County

Registration Open for the 2024 Citizens Academy – St. Mary’s County

St. Mary’s County Government is excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2024 session of Citizens Academy! Citizens Academy provides participants with the opportunity to learn more about county government programs and services. The 2024 academy will run from September 3, 2024, to November 5, 2024. Classes will be held for...
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Applications Now Open for 2024 Maryland Black Bear Hunt Lottery

Applications Now Open for 2024 Maryland Black Bear Hunt Lottery

Hunters can now enter the lottery selection process for the annual six-day black bear hunt in Western Maryland. The cost to enter the lottery is $15 and applications can be purchased from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) now through August 31. The 2024 bear hunt will take place Oct 21-26 in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett,...
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