Hollywood Man Arrested on Two Counts of Assault

Hollywood Man Arrested on Two Counts of Assault

On Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 9:19 pm, Trooper First Class, R. Jackson of the Maryland State Police responded to the 24000 block of Three Notch Road in Hollywood for a reported disturbance. Investigation revealed Jason Patrick Guy, 40, of Hollywood, had assaulted a female victim and a male juvenile victim. He was arrested and charged with Assault-Second Degree and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. Mr. Guy was released by District Court Commissioner Joseph Clarkson on Personal...
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Lusby Woman Charged with Disorderly Conduct

Lusby Woman Charged with Disorderly Conduct

Deputy First Class R. Weems, of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office arrested Shannon Michelle Myers, 37, of Lusby, and charged her with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful order on August 30 at 3:50 a.m. Weems first encountered Myers about five hours earlier when he responded to a home on Thunderbird Drive for a report of a disorderly person. The homeowner stated they had asked Myers to leave but she wouldn’t. Myers was warned against trespassing and...
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Calvert Memorial Hospital Named 2014 Most Wired

Calvert Memorial Hospital Named 2014 Most Wired

Calvert Memorial Hospital has been named one of the nation’s “Most Wired” by the American Hospital Association. It is one of only six hospitals in Maryland and 375 nationwide to be recognized. The award is given to those healthcare organizations that have adopted a broad level of information technology that enhances quality care, improves patient safety and promotes better care coordination. Ed Grogan, chief information officer at CMH said the health system is honored to be among the Most...
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Local Youths Charged with Arson on the Estate of Tom Clancy

Local Youths Charged with Arson on the Estate of Tom Clancy

The Office of the State Fire Marshal has charged two male juveniles, ages 12 and 14, with Arson 2nd Degree for their involvement with igniting the blaze that destroyed a two story unoccupied wood frame dwelling on the estate of Tom Clancy. The fire originally occurred on Friday, August 22, 2014 at approximately 5:00 p.m. A passerby observed the fire and notified 911. Firefighters arrived from Huntingtown, Prince Frederick and Benedict Volunteer Fire Departments and brought the blaze under...
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Detectives Seek Identity of Suspect in Bryantown Store Robberies

Detectives Seek Identity of Suspect in Bryantown Store Robberies

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the identity of a man who may be responsible for at least two robberies and a theft at the Bryantown Store in the 6400 block of Leonardtown Road in Bryantown. Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for the suspect’s identity. The most recent robbery occurred on Aug. 9 at 10:03 p.m., when the suspect entered the store, showed a gun and demanded money. The same man is believed to be involved in...
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UPDATE: Name Released in Fatal Motorcycle Accident

UPDATE: Name Released in Fatal Motorcycle Accident

UPDATE 10:45 p.m – Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 6:20 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Route 5 and Thompson’s Corner Road near the 84 Lumber in Mechanicsville, for a motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a dump truck. The driver of the motorcycle, identified as Jose Luis Fuentes, 30, of Washington DC, was dead on the scene. Members of the SMCSO Accident Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Conducted Sobriety Checkpoint

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Conducted Sobriety Checkpoint

Members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted a Sobriety Checkpoint in support of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over National Campaign. The checkpoint was conducted in the northern area of St. Mary’s County on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Drivers are reminded there are many alternatives to driving buzzed or under the influence. Call a friend, relative, or a cab. Please, don’t drink and drive. You will save money, the embarrassment of a DUI, and most importantly YOUR...
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Sheriff Tim Cameron is Proud to Announce the Release of New Book

Sheriff Tim Cameron is Proud to Announce the Release of New Book

The National Sheriff`s Association has acknowledged that “the St. Mary`s County Sheriff`s office is the longest continuously operating Sheriff`s Office in the United States established in 1637.” St. Mary`s County Sheriffs- 375 Years records the Sheriffs through the history of Maryland`s “mother county.” Through empirical research, historical data, and Sheriff`s Commissions, the writing team of Cindy Allen, Grace Mary Brady, Linda Reno, Carol Moody, Tyler Mattingly, assisted by Sgt. Jeffrey L. McLane (ret.) and Mrs. Mary Ann Thompson has...
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UPDATE: Criminal Celebrates Birthday in Jail Thanks to Crime Solver’s

UPDATE: Criminal Celebrates Birthday in Jail Thanks to Crime Solver’s

UPDATE: It didn’t take long for Lerrel Eric Carey to be captured. After being featured on SMNEWSNET yesterday a tip came into the St. Mary’s County Crime Solver’s that helped put Carey behind bars again. Carey will appear before a judge on Friday, August 29, for a bail hearing. Be sure to check the St. Mary’s County Crime Solver’s Facebook Page often, you never know when your tip could earn you some cash. LIKE & SHARE their page too, St. Mary’s...
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Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 8/29/14

Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 8/29/14

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Keyan William Mitchell, 25, of Waldorf. Mitchell currently has four outstanding warrants charging him with failing to appear in court for robbery, attempted robbery, burglary and assault. Mitchell is 5’10”, 205 lbs., and has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about Keyan Mitchell’s whereabouts is asked not to approach him but rather call the CCSO Warrant Unit at (301) 932-2222. Charles...
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Lexington Park Trio Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

Lexington Park Trio Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

On August, 21, 2014, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by members of the Narcotics Support Team, K-9 Unit, and Emergency Services Team, executed a search and seizure warrant at a Lexington Park, MD residence. During a search of the residence, Jeremy Mark Owens 26, and Jeramie Davon Neal 21, both of Lexington Park, were found to be in possession of marijuana. Lisa Marie West 45, of Lexington Park was found to be illegally in possession...
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Lexington Park Man Indicted on Drug Charges

Lexington Park Man Indicted on Drug Charges

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Vice/Narcotics Division identified Terry Lee Kent, Jr. 24 of Lexington Park, as a distributor of controlled dangerous substances. During the course of their investigation, detectives made several purchases of cocaine and heroin from Kent. The facts of the investigation were later presented to the Grand Jury for St. Mary’s County and Terry Kent was indicted. On August 20, 2014, Terry Kent, who was already incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Adult...
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Police Raid on Lexington Park Residence Leads to Drug Arrest

Police Raid on Lexington Park Residence Leads to Drug Arrest

On August 21, 2014 detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by members of the Narcotics Support Team, K-9 Unit, and Emergency Services Team, executed a search and seizure warrant at a Lexington Park residence. Located inside the residence was David Andrew Spears 26 of Hollywood, who was wanted on an outstanding Violation of Probation warrant. Spears was arrested and a search of the residence revealed he was in possession of suspected crack cocaine and marijuana. Spears...
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Upper Marlboro Man Arrested for Shoplifting at Wal-Mart

Upper Marlboro Man Arrested for Shoplifting at Wal-Mart

On Wednesday, August 27 2014, at approximately 12:13 p.m., Deputy Schultz responded to the Wal-Mart in California, for the report of a shoplifting in progress. The subject later identified as Ronald Gilbert Sweeney 32, of Upper Marlboro was seen by employees of the Wal-Mart pushing a shopping cart of items toward the exit. When Sweeney past all points of purchase he was approached by employees. Sweeney abandoned the cart and walked toward Rt. 235. A lookout was broadcast and...
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UPDATE: Townhouse Fire in Chesapeake Beach Ruled Arson

UPDATE: Townhouse Fire in Chesapeake Beach Ruled Arson

UPDATE: The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshall reports on Tuesday August 26th at 12:06 a.m. the North Beach, Dunkirk, Anne Arundel, Huntingtown, Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the 8600 block of Addison Bridge Place in Chesapeake Beach for the report of a townhouse on fire. Investigation revealed the incendiary fire began as the result of unknown suspect(s) setting fire to the rear deck of the residence. The entire residence was damaged as well as adjoining...
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Board of Education of Charles County Appoints Ethics Panel Members

Board of Education of Charles County Appoints Ethics Panel Members

The Board of Education of Charles County has appointed William Olmsted, a La Plata lawyer, to serve as chairman of the newly appointed Board of Education Ethics Panel. The panel is serving a four-year term that ends in June 2018. Joining Olmsted on the panel are James Cornette of La Plata, Theresa Everette of...
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College of Southern Maryland Alumni & Friends Raise $61,792

College of Southern Maryland Alumni & Friends Raise $61,792

Friends and fans of the College of Southern Maryland came out in full force for a day of fun at the college’s 23rd Annual Golf Classic to support what many consider as an alma mater and a community resource. The tournament, held at Swan Point Yacht and Country Club on a picture-perfect August day,...
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Traffic Pattern Change on Armory Road in Prince Frederick Begins Sept. 9

Traffic Pattern Change on Armory Road in Prince Frederick Begins Sept. 9

A new traffic pattern along the Armory Road corridor in Prince Frederick will take effect Tuesday, Sept. 9, as progress continues in the third phase of the road improvement project for Armory Road and Dares Beach Road. The traffic pattern change will affect the intersection of Dares Beach and Armory Roads and the Fairground/Armory...
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The 2nd Annual Arts & Entertainment First Friday Celebration and Art Walk

The 2nd Annual Arts & Entertainment First Friday Celebration and Art Walk

There is Art for Everyone in Leonardtown at the 2nd Annual Arts & Entertainment First Friday Art Walk, September 5th from 5 – 8 p.m. The Arts and Entertainment District Committee, Commissioners of Leonardtown, Leonardtown Business Association, St. Mary’s County Arts Council, and the local arts community are providing an evening of music, visual...
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Concert on the Square – The Clazzical Project

Concert on the Square – The Clazzical Project

The Commissioners of Leonardtown and the St. Mary’s County Arts Council are proud to present The Clazzical Project live in the Leonardtown Square on Saturday, September 6 starting at 6 p.m. Comprised of accomplished and gifted professional musicians this popular classical/jazz crossover group entertains audiences of all ages with a unique combination of classical...
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“Wandering Book” Part of One Maryland One Book

“Wandering Book” Part of One Maryland One Book

More than 45 “wandering books” will be traveling throughout Southern Maryland as part of this year’s One Maryland One Book (OMOB) project. The books are copies of this year’s OMOB selection, “The Distance Between Us: A Memoir” by Reyna Grande, and will start their journeys in public places in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s...
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Indian Discovery Day is September 13, 2014

Indian Discovery Day is September 13, 2014

Explore the life ways of Maryland’s first families on Indian Discovery Day, Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Historic St. Mary’s City. You will discover how the Yaocomaco people found everything they needed to live in the water, fields, and forests around them. Learn to shoot with a bow and arrow and imagine hunting for...
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Charles County Public Schools to Host Annual College Fair

Charles County Public Schools to Host Annual College Fair

Charles County Public Schools will host more than 150 colleges at its annual Charles County College Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at North Point High School. The fair is open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. High school juniors and seniors attend the event during the school day as part of the...
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Health Department Seeking Proposals for Healthy Families Initiative in St. Mary’s County

Health Department Seeking Proposals for Healthy Families Initiative in St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Health Department is seeking proposals from organizations credentialed as a provider/site by Healthy Families America to implement the Healthy Families program model for St. Mary’s County families. The national Healthy Families model provides regular home visits from the beginning of pregnancy through the first five years of life for families...
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Calvert Library “One Maryland One Book” Events

Calvert Library “One Maryland One Book” Events

On Wednesday, September 3, at 6:00pm, Calvert Library kicks off a series of events and workshops related to the One Maryland One Book title, The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande. The first event will be a Cinema Café showing of an Academy Award-nominated documentary about unaccompanied child migrants as they try to make...
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CSM, (ISC)²® Initiative Bridges Cybersecurity Workforce Gap

CSM, (ISC)²® Initiative Bridges Cybersecurity Workforce Gap

To meet the growing need for information security professionals, the College of Southern Maryland has joined an international initiative with (ISC)²® to establish a joint framework for industry-academic cooperation to bridge the workforce gap between the increasing demand for qualified cybersecurity professionals and the amount of skilled professionals entering the industry. Through the college’s...
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NRP Urges Everyone to Put Safety First this Holiday Weekend

NRP Urges Everyone to Put Safety First this Holiday Weekend

The Maryland Natural Resources Police urge everyone this Labor Day holiday to put safety first. “Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer as tens of thousands of residents and visitors head out on the water, relax in our State’s parks and campgrounds, and begin early hunting seasons,” said Colonel George F. Johnson IV,...
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Commissioners Recognize September as Forget Me Not Month

Commissioners Recognize September as Forget Me Not Month

On Tuesday the Commissioners for St. Mary’s County held a proclamation ceremony to recognize September as Forget Me Not month in the county. Members of the Disabled American Veterans, St. Mary’s Chapter 26, were on hand to receive the proclamation. The proclamation recognizes and supports those who have fought for our country in military...
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2014 Operation Backpack a Huge Success in Calvert County

2014 Operation Backpack a Huge Success in Calvert County

With 23% of registered Calvert County Public School students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, it was clear to us we have students, neighbors, who will start school without the proper school supplies. That is why we started Operation Backpack in 2009. Our goal is to highlight the importance of education as well as...
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CSM EMS Students Drill with County Agencies

CSM EMS Students Drill with County Agencies

College of Southern Maryland Emergency Medical Services (EMS) student Meagan McCurry didn’t know what to expect or how she would react during the mass casualty incident (MCI) drill as she mulled over scenarios on her drive to the La Plata Campus Aug. 9. She hoped she would do well. “When we came up to...
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House Fire in Huntingtown

House Fire in Huntingtown

The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshall reports on Friday August 22nd at 5:05 p.m. the Price Frederick and Huntington Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the 4500 block of Kaufmann Road in Huntington for the report of a house on fire. Investigation revealed that two individuals were seen leaving the area just before...
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Purple Heart Parking Comes to St. Mary’s County

Purple Heart Parking Comes to St. Mary’s County

St. Mary’s County has become the first municipality in Maryland to designate parking spots for veterans injured on the battlefield. SSGT Justin Skotnicki (ret.) and Jason Link, co-founders of the Purple Heart Initiative, joined the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County to debut the first Purple Heart parking spot on the Governmental Center campus in...
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