St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 9/1/15

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 9/1/15

Domestic Assault – On August 1, 2015, Deputy J. Smith responded to a residence in the 22000 block of Town Creek Road in Lexington Park, for the report of a domestic assault. The victim alleged suspect, Tifany Nycole Gross, age 39, of Lexington Park, pushed the victim and attempted to take their daughter. Gross then struck the victim in the head with a picture frame. The victim displayed fresh, visible open wounds to the head. Gross was placed under...
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Waldorf Teens Charged with Possession of Illegal Drugs with the Intent to Distribute

Waldorf Teens Charged with Possession of Illegal Drugs with the Intent to Distribute

On Saturday, August 22 at 6:33 p.m., Cpl. T. Yates of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was on bike patrol in the 2000 block of St. Thomas Drive in Waldorf when he observed several suspects smoking what appeared to be marijuana. The suspects fled upon being detected but were detained by officers who were nearby. Officers found 15 baggies of marijuana on one person and 16 baggies of marijuana on another suspect. Noah Asiah Bell, 18, of Waldorf, and...
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Old Timers Gather At Bay District Volunteer Fire Department

Old Timers Gather At Bay District Volunteer Fire Department

On Saturday August 22, 2015 the members of Bay District held a reunion at station 3 for previous and current members from the years 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s and 2000’s. This was organized by our webmaster Jason Adams, former fire chief Mike Stanley and firefighter David Bradshaw. Jason and David live in North Carolina and worked out the details over the internet along with past chief Stanley. At first I don’t think they realized just what kind of...
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Three Charged with Attempted Theft

Three Charged with Attempted Theft

On Monday, August 24, at 3:30 a.m., witnesses observed three males attempting to steal a tire from a parked car in the 500 block of University Drive in Waldorf. The witnesses confronted the suspects who fled upon being detected. Cpl. J. Cooney and Officer J. Bottorf of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded and located three suspects in the parking lot of a nearby business on Billingsley Road. The males were located in their car which had a flat...
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Former Governor Marvin Mandel to Lie in State at Maryland State House

Former Governor Marvin Mandel to Lie in State at Maryland State House

Former Governor Marvin Mandel will lie in state for a public viewing at the Maryland State House on Wednesday, September 2, from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Governor Larry Hogan, along with other dignitaries and elected officials, will receive Governor Mandel’s family at the State House at approximately 10:00 AM. The viewing is open to the public. Maryland State House, Maryland State House, 100 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401  
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Local Band MX51 Set to Rock Annual Crine Memorial Race

Local Band MX51 Set to Rock Annual Crine Memorial Race

South River High School’s Battle of the Bands was coming, and the four young musicians needed a name for their band. They were stuck until lead guitarist Erich Friedrich’s mom Lynn stepped into the garage while they were practicing. She had a question. “ asked Erich what type of tire did he need for his race bike,” Lynn Friedrich said. “His reply was an MX51. The band members looked at each other and said, ‘That’s it, our name.'” The...
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CSM NowForce Puts Incident Reporting in Hands of Students

CSM NowForce Puts Incident Reporting in Hands of Students

The College of Southern Maryland will provide students, faculty, administrators and staff with a free, state-of-the-art personal safety app beginning with the fall semester. “We’re very pleased to be able to make available this technology that promotes safety for anyone visiting our campuses, including our students, employees and guests,” said CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried. “The app will allow individuals to connect directly with our public safety office.” The app is designed to help CSM’s public safety officers minimize...
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Great Mills Woman Arrested for Shoplifting

Great Mills Woman Arrested for Shoplifting

On Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 3:53 p.m., Trooper First Class E. Krenik responded to the intersection of Town Creek Drive and Spruce Drive, in California for a theft suspect fleeing from Walmart. TFC Krenik arrived on scene and located Ariel Lynn Watson, 22 of Great Mills standing with the Walmart Loss Prevention Officer. Investigation revealed that Ms. Watson had stolen several items and had attempted flee through the parking lot. She threw two of the stolen items into...
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Charles County Public Schools Open August 31 for 2015/16 School Year

Charles County Public Schools Open August 31 for 2015/16 School Year

The 2015-16 school year officially begins on Monday, Aug. 31 for students in grades kindergarten through 12. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) expects to welcome more than 26,500 students this school year. Students enrolled in the prekindergarten and three-year-old programs start on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Dates for the coming school year are available on the CCPS website in the 2015-16 Parent Handbook/Calendar at http://www.ccboe.com/PDF/calendar/1516calendar.pdf. Students and teachers will receive a copy of the calendar during the first week of...
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Meet a True Hero and His Tail-Wagging Best Friend!

Meet a True Hero and His Tail-Wagging Best Friend!

The St. Mary’s County Library is pleased to host New York Times bestselling author and retired U.S. Army Captain Luis Carlos Montalván and his service dog, “Tuesday,” for two programs to be held at the Lexington Park Library on Sunday, September 13. From 2 – 4 p.m. Both programs are free and open to the public. Montalván and Tuesday will present their widely acclaimed children’s book “Tuesday Tucks Me In” and talk about their special bond. The tale, told from Tuesday’s point of...
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Teen Charged as Adult With Raping Girl, 9, at State Fairgrounds

Teen Charged as Adult With Raping Girl, 9, at State Fairgrounds

A 17-year-old Carroll County boy who raped a 9-year-old family friend Thursday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds has been charged as an adult. Jonathan Fleming, of the 200 block of Montgomery Avenue, 21771, has been charged with second degree rape, second degree sexual offense, perverted practice, fourth degree sexual assault and second degree assault. He is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $500,000 bond. The victim is a girl from Carroll County. The investigation by the Crimes...
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Lexington Park Man Charged with Child Neglect, Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Destruction of Property

Lexington Park Man Charged with Child Neglect, Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Destruction of Property

On Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 2:16 am, Trooper First Class E. Mersman responded to A&M Glass in Great Mills for the report of a Malicious Destruction of Property. Investigation revealed that Rodney O. Runnels, 27, of Lexington Park had entered the tow lot and entered a vehicle. An employee attempted to quickly close the gates to prevent him from taking the car. Mr. Runnels accelerated the vehicle and struck the gate, causing damage to the gate and forcing...
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Clements Cuties Benefit Game in Honor of Joy Murphy

Clements Cuties Benefit Game in Honor of Joy Murphy

On Saturday August 22nd at Cryers Back Road Inn, the Clements Cuties played the Women’s over 30 League Allstars in a benefit softball game. The benefit was for the surviving daughters of Joy Bowling Murphy who passed away on May 12th of this year at the age of 40. The Clements Cuties are a group of male softball players who dress as ladies and play benefit games. They were originally formed in the 1970’s and were rejuvenated three years...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help Regarding Vandalism in Leonardtown Square

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help Regarding Vandalism in Leonardtown Square

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help regarding recent vandalism in Leonardtown Square. The incident occurred sometime around 2:30 a.m., August 28. Both Oga’s Asian Cusine and the Leonardtown Post Office have been spray painted with obsecenties, including a swastika and anarchy signs. Anyone with information regarding the vandalism is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus your message to “CRIMES” (274637) or call Corporal Smolarsky at 301.475.4040 St. Mary’s County...
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Pedestrian Dies After being Struck by a Car in Waldorf

Pedestrian Dies After being Struck by a Car in Waldorf

On Thursday August 27th, 2015 at approximately 10:30 p.m, Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to Route 5/Mattawoman-Beantown Road at Route 301/Crain Highway, in Waldorf for a report of an accident involving a pedestrian. Troopers arrived on scene and spoke with Charles County Sheriff’s Office units already on scene and parties involved. Investigation revealed Fakiha A. Yahya of Clinton, was operating her Dodge Avenger, N/B Rt. 5 at Rt. 301 in the # 1 lane, when a pedestrian, Johnny J. Phelps...
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Bruce Edward Burroughs of Tall Timbers is WANTED by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for Escape

Bruce Edward Burroughs of Tall Timbers is WANTED by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for Escape

Bruce Edward Burroughs, 44 of Tall Timbers is WANTED by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for escape, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Bruce Edward Burroughs is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus your message to “CRIMES” (274637) or call the #SMCSO Duty Officer at 301.475.4040 St. Mary’s County CRIME SOLVERS offers rewards up to $1,000 for information about a crime...
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