Detectives Make Arrest in Lexington Park Armed Robbery, One Suspect Still Wanted

Detectives Make Arrest in Lexington Park Armed Robbery, One Suspect Still Wanted

On December 10, 2014, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of North Shangri La Drive for the report of an attempted armed robbery. Deputies made contact with the male victim who stated he was in the area of Sheriff Miedzinski Way when he was approached by two black males, one of which produced a knife and demanded his money. The victim refused to hand over money at which time the suspect swung the knife...
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Burtonsville Man Pleads Guilty to the Armed Robbery of Waldorf Convenience Store

Burtonsville Man Pleads Guilty to the Armed Robbery of Waldorf Convenience Store

Donnell Edward Harris, age 21, of Burtonsville, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to robbing a convenience store in Waldorf, Maryland, and to brandishing a gun during the robbery. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge William P. McMullan of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – Baltimore Field Division; Chief J. Thomas Manger of the Montgomery County Police Department; and Charles County Sheriff Troy...
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Leonardtown Home Destroyed by Fire

Leonardtown Home Destroyed by Fire

On Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at approximately 10:05 am, firefighters from Leonardtown, Hollywood, Bay District, Second District, Seventh District, and Solomons Volunteer Fire Departments were alerted to a report of a house fire at 40315 Breton Beach Road, Leonardtown. A passer-by discovered the fire and contacted 911. Crews arrived on the scene to find the house completely consumed with fire. Fire crews worked quickly to extinguish the blaze. No injuries were reported. The house was destroyed and the family...
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St. Mary’s County Shop With a Cop 2014

St. Mary’s County Shop With a Cop 2014

The St. Mary’s County Shop with a Cop program is an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization whose boards of directors are comprised of members of the St. Mary’s County Optimist Clubs and St. Mary’s County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 7. Lorraine “Bunny” Brewer, Toni and Jimmy Long, and Joseph Stanalonis and Bill Raddatz plan, coordinate and supervise the program throughout the year.On Saturday, December 13th, members of the Optimist Clubs of St. Mary’s County, St. Mary’s County Commissioner John...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Kohl’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods

Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Kohl’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods

On Friday, December 12, 2014 at 4:18 pm, Trooper First Class M. Pitcher, of the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack responded to the Kohl’s Department Store, on Lexington Village Way, in Lexington Park for a reported theft. Investigation revealed that Patricia A. Bates, 30, of Lexington Park, had stolen several items from Kohl’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Further investigation revealed that Ms. Bates had also stolen items from Kohls on December 7, 2014. Bates was arrested and charged with...
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Box Truck Overturned on Three Notch Road in Hollywood

Box Truck Overturned on Three Notch Road in Hollywood

On Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at approximately 12:35 p.m., police and rescue crews responded to the report of an motor vehicle accident in Hollywood. The accident occurred in the northbound lanes of Three Notch Road, just north of Airport View Drive, in Hollywood Upon arrival, crews discovered an International box truck, off the road way on it’s side. The driver said the vehicle suffered a mechanical failure that caused the truck to leave the roadway, causing the accident. No other vehicles were...
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Fire Truck Involved in Accident While Responding to Fire in Leonardtown

Fire Truck Involved in Accident While Responding to Fire in Leonardtown

On Wednesday December 17th at approximately 10:00 a.m. Fire Fighters from the Leonardtown, Mechanicsville, Valley Lee, Bay District, Hollywood and Avenue Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a working house fire on Brenton Beach Road in Leonardtown. Reports indicate the house is fully engulfed with fire coming through the roof. While responding to the scene, Engine 10 from the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Medley’s Neck Road. SMECO and the Maryland state Fire...
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Waldorf Man Sentenced to Prison for Drug Trafficking

Waldorf Man Sentenced to Prison for Drug Trafficking

U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced John David White, age 42, of Waldorf on Monday, December 15, 2014  to 248 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and heroin, possession and attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and heroin, maintaining a drug-involved premises and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for...
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Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Information of Robbery Suspects’ Identities

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Information of Robbery Suspects’ Identities

Charles County sheriff’s detectives are seeking the identities of two men who robbed a jewelry store. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects. On Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 10:13 a.m., a man entered JW Jewelers at 3227 Crain Highway in Waldorf, brandished a handgun and ordered an employee to the floor.  A second masked suspect entered the business and both suspects ransacked the jewelry cases. The suspects...
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Wednesday’s Pet is PEPE

Wednesday’s Pet is PEPE

Wednesday’s Pet for 12/16/14 is PEPE Featured Pet: PEPE Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Chihuahua Mix Sex: Male Size: Small (8 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $295.00  See Procedures on Rescue’s site HERE Pepe is a 3-year-old playful Chihuahua mix.  He is super affectionate, social and calm.  Pepe is an adorable pup; he is low key but still playful.  He gets along with other dogs and bonds to humans fast.  Pepe...
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Operation Season’s Greetings Conducted in St. Mary’s County

Operation Season’s Greetings Conducted in St. Mary’s County

Vice/Narcotics detectives, from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office assisted by Support Team members and patrol deputies, conducted a two day sweep dubbed “Operation Season’s Greetings”. The following arrests were made.: Detectives received information regarding a fraudulent prescription for Promethazine-Codeine in the name of “Victoria Myles” which was passed at a local pharmacy. Promethazine-Codeine is mixed with soda and is known on the street as “Purple Drank”. Detectives arrested Corey Richard Benford, 29 of Bowie for “Obtaining a Prescription...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 12/16/14

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 12/16/14

Maryland State Police from the Prince Frederick Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Theft:  On 12/8/14 at 6:55 pm, Trooper First Class Saucerman responded to the 2200 block of Adelina Rd. in Prince Frederick for a reported theft.  Numerous items including cash, jewelry, and tools, were reported stolen from the residence.  A pawn search was implemented and a suspect has been developed.  Investigation continues. Possession of Marijuana:  On 12/12/14 at 11:55 am, Trooper First Class Oles responded to the...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 12/16/14

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 12/16/14

During the week of December 8 through December 14 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,503 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriff’s Office website. Go to http://www.co.cal.md.us/residents/safety/law/sheriff/ and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line.  Information leading to the...
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Calvert County’s Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry Wins Nationwide Vote

Calvert County’s Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry Wins Nationwide Vote

On Monday, December 15, 2014, Walmart announced the 75 food pantry winners of the Food Pantry Holiday Makeover campaign that will each receive a $20,000 grant for facility makeovers. Over the past two weeks, communities nationwide came together to vote at walmart.com/holidaymakeover for their local food pantry to win a grant. The grants are being made to help the winning food pantries, such as the Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry in Huntingtown, MD, renovate their facilities and purchase essential equipment...
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Seventh District Community Enjoys Annual Christmas Party

Seventh District Community Enjoys Annual Christmas Party

On Friday December 12, 2014 the Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department held the annual Community Christmas Party and lighting of the Christmas tree at their fire station. This event held each year is sponsored by the Fire Department, their Auxiliary, Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad and Auxiliary, Seventh District Optimist Club, American Legion Post 221 and Auxiliary and the St. Clement’s Island Museum. This year they had a great turnout. Fire truck rides began at 5:00 and at 6:00 a...
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High School Students Selected to Participate in Honors Program

High School Students Selected to Participate in Honors Program

Five Charles County Public high school students were selected to participate in the Congress of Future Medical Leaders held in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 14-16. The honors-only program is sponsored by the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists and is available for high school students interested in pursuing careers as physicians or...
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December 31 is the Deadline to Nominate Outstanding Calvert Woman or Girl

December 31 is the Deadline to Nominate Outstanding Calvert Woman or Girl

The Calvert County Commission for Women 2015 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS NOMINATION CRITERIA Each year, the Calvert County Commission for Women (CCCW) recognizes Calvert County women – and a Woman of Tomorrow age 20 or younger – who are models of outstanding achievement and have made significant contributions to our community. The Commission urges you...
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Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease Before Heading Home for the Holidays

Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease Before Heading Home for the Holidays

Visiting with relatives over the holidays may raise questions about the physical and cognitive health of family members. The Alzheimer’s Association has seen a rise in calls to its free 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900 during and after the holiday season as people visit with those whom they may not see as frequently during the year....
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Former Board of Education Chairman Wise Honored with Leadership Award

Former Board of Education Chairman Wise Honored with Leadership Award

Roberta S. Wise, former chairman of the Board of Education of Charles County, was recently named as the first recipient of the James E. Richmond Leadership Excellence Award. The award was established in 2013 to honor school system leaders who exhibit the standards of leadership and excellence demonstrated by Richmond during his career. Richmond...
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North Point High Junior Attends National Summer Medical Program

North Point High Junior Attends National Summer Medical Program

North Point High School junior Kaitlyn Freeland was nominated and attended the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Medicine held July 12-17 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The program provides students interested in careers in the medical field with opportunities to have hands-on experiences and learn about technology used in medical facilities. Participants...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Attended 11th Annual Maryland Remembers Event

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Attended 11th Annual Maryland Remembers Event

On Thursday, December 11, 2014, members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office attended the 11th Annual Maryland Remembers event. This event memorializes those people who lost their lives to impaired drivers in the state of Maryland throughout the years.  An average of 175 people are killed annually in Maryland by impaired drivers.  Many names...
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Maryland Seeks Proposals for Local Bay Restoration Projects

Maryland Seeks Proposals for Local Bay Restoration Projects

Through the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, the Maryland is seeking to fund the most cost-effective, non-point nutrient and sediment reduction projects in targeted areas. Through this solicitation, the State will award up to $16 million to local governments and non-governmental organizations. “The Trust Fund has quickly become one of the most...
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Final CSX Oyster Express Train Delivered to Chesapeake Bay

Final CSX Oyster Express Train Delivered to Chesapeake Bay

A unique, year-long partnership between the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and CSX recently came to a close with delivery of the 22nd and final freight train filled with fossilized oyster shells from Florida to the Chesapeake Bay. Over the past 12 months, CSX has transported...
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Charles County Public School Board Board Recognizes Outstanding Students

Charles County Public School Board Board Recognizes Outstanding Students

The Charles County Board of Education honored five students on Tuesday, Dec. 9 for excellence in academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility. Honored were Shana Cavanaugh, fifth grade, Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School; Paris Jones, fifth grade, C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School; Roman Lakner, fifth grade, T.C. Martin Elementary School; Michael Petschk, eighth...
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General Smallwood Middle School Student attends STEM Leadership Program

General Smallwood Middle School Student attends STEM Leadership Program

General Smallwood Middle School seventh grader Shawn Jenkins earned the chance to participate in a unique academic development program this past summer. He attended the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Explore STEM program held at Occidental College, located in Los Angeles, from June 28 through July 3. The six-day program introduces high-achieving middle school...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Host Free Two-Day Basketball Clinic

Charles County Sheriff’s Office to Host Free Two-Day Basketball Clinic

Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Unit are hosting a free two-day basketball clinic on Monday, December 29 and Tuesday, December 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Charles High School located at 5305 Piney Church Road in Waldorf. The camp is for children between the ages of 10...
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State Highway Administration Begins US 301 Safety and Resurfacing Project

State Highway Administration Begins US 301 Safety and Resurfacing Project

To improve roadway drainage, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is starting a $3.3 million safety and resurfacing project along a nearly half-mile section of US 301 (Robert Crain Highway) in Upper Marlboro in Prince George’s County. The project involves replacing existing inlets and curb and gutter, manhole and storm drain pipe work and...
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Charles County Public School Board Honors Exemplary Employees

Charles County Public School Board Honors Exemplary Employees

The Board of Education honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees during the Dec. 9 Board meeting, including Camille Calloway, Patricia Hodson, Bonnie Jenkins, Carrie Lamb and Timothy Remo. Calloway is a special education teacher at Henry E. Lackey High School where she has worked for the last eight school years. As a...
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College of Southern Maryland to Host Summer Camp Hiring Event Jan. 10

College of Southern Maryland to Host Summer Camp Hiring Event Jan. 10

CSM To Host Summer Camp Hiring Event Jan. 10 College Students Encouraged to Line-up Summer Employment The College of Southern Maryland is hosting a hiring event on Jan. 10 at the Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building on the La Plata Campus for instructors to work summer Kids’ and Teen College programs. Instructors...
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Two New National Board Certified Teachers Join Group for Charles County Public Schools

Two New National Board Certified Teachers Join Group for Charles County Public Schools

Two Charles County Public Schools teachers, Laura Buzzell at Henry E. Lackey High School, and Deborah Simmons at Milton M. Somers Middle School, recently joined the ranks of accomplished teachers nationwide who achieved national certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Both teachers completed a yearlong performance-based assessment series to become...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at California Kmart

Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at California Kmart

On Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 1:35 pm, Trooper First Class D. Buckalew responded to the Kmart located in California, MD for a reported theft. Trisha Kathleen Jones, 38, of Lexington Park, was arrested and charged with Theft Less Than $100. Ms. Jones was transported to the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack for processing...
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Calvert Hospice Call for Volunteers ~ Winter Volunteer Training

Calvert Hospice Call for Volunteers ~ Winter Volunteer Training

Volunteers are the heart of hospice in Calvert County. Calvert Hospice volunteers help care for patients, support families, comfort the bereaved, assist with office work, provide community outreach and support special events/fundraisers. Regardless of the type of volunteerism you may be interested in, everyone must go through training. Our next Volunteer training dates are...
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