Police Need Help Identifying Suspect in Theft Case

Police Need Help Identifying Suspect in Theft Case

On the morning of Thursday, August 25, 2016, the suspect used the victim’s credit card to purchase food items from the Food Lion store located in St. Mary’s Square; 21600 Great Mills Rd, Lexington Park. The credit card was stolen the night before from the victim’s car which was parked in the 46900 block of Cameo Lane, Lexington Park. ____ Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect and/or about this incident is asked to contact Corporal Vezzosi...
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Police Need Help Identifying Suspects in California Break in

Police Need Help Identifying Suspects in California Break in

On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at 1:07 a.m., the suspects broke a side window of the China Café II, located at 22558 MacArthur Blvd in California. Once inside suspect #1 removed the tip cup and suspect #2 removed the cash register drawer; both of which contained cash. They both fled back out through the broken window. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspects and/or about this incident is asked to contact Corporal Vezzosi at 301-475-4200, ext. *1943...
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Calvert County Crime Report 8/30/2016

Calvert County Crime Report 8/30/2016

During the week of August 15 through August 21 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,539 calls for service throughout the community. Burglary: On August 17, 2016, at approximately 9:48am, Deputy N. Buckler responded to Prince Frederick Blvd., Prince Frederick, for the report of a burglary. The victim stated that sometime during the last two (2) weeks, someone(s) kicked in a side door to their home and made entry. There are no suspects at this time...
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Tag Light Out in St. Leonard Lands College Park Man in Jail

Tag Light Out in St. Leonard Lands College Park Man in Jail

On August 18, 2016, at approximately 2:00am, Deputy R. Shrawder from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop, at the intersection of MD Rt. 4/Ball Road, in St. Leonard, on a vehicle travelling with a tag light out. As he was issuing Jose Ortiz Velazquez, 33, of College Park, a warning for the tag light violation, the Calvert Control Center informed Deputy Shrawder that Ortiz Velazquez had an outstanding arrest warrant through the State Police. Trooper Costello from the Maryland...
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Great Mills Woman Arrested After Found Passed Out Behind the Wheel

Great Mills Woman Arrested After Found Passed Out Behind the Wheel

On August 2, 2016, Trooper Fist Class Krenik from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to Route 235 at Old Rolling Road, in California, for a vehicle stopped with an unresponsive driver. Contact was made with the driver, Jennifer Jo Tharpe, 32, of Great Mills, and field sobriety was performed. TFC Krenik placed Tharpe under arrest for Driving Under the Influence of CDS. A search incident to arrest resulted in the recovery of several types of prescription medication...
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Lusby Man Arrested for Assault and Destruction of Property in Lexington Park

Lusby Man Arrested for Assault and Destruction of Property in Lexington Park

On Saturday, August 6, 2016, Trooper Mulhearn from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the 19000 block of Teddy Way in Lexington Park for the report of an assault. Investigation revealed that Nicholas Blaine Hutsell, 23, of Lusby, had assaulted a female victim. During the assault, he kicked in a door, causing damage to the door’s frame. Hutsell was located and placed under arrest for Second Degree Assault and Malicious Destruction of Property Less than $1000. He...
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Two Brandywine Men Arrested in Charlotte Hall on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

Two Brandywine Men Arrested in Charlotte Hall on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

On Friday, August 5, 2016, Trooper J. Mulhearn from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack initiated a traffic stop on a blue truck on Route 5 at Carpenter Drive in Charlotte Hall for a minor traffic infraction. While speaking with the driver, David Leroy Harvey, 23, of Brandywine, and the passenger, Thomas Terrell Brown, 21, of Brandywine, Tpr. Mulhearn detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A probable cause search was conducted, and Harvey struggled and attempted...
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Brothers Charged with Assault Following Boating Brawl

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Two Anne Arundel County men were charged on Aug. 19 with multiple violations in connection with a fist fight that occurred last month aboard a boat on the Choptank River, the Maryland Natural Resources Police reported. Asia Cooper Jr., 21, and Joel Thomas Cooper, 19, both of Crownsville, were charged with second-degree assault, malicious destruction of property in excess of $1,000, disorderly conduct and affray – fighting in public in a manner that disturbs the peace. In addition, Asia...
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High Speed Chase in Calvert County Ends in Arrest

High Speed Chase in Calvert County Ends in Arrest

On Saturday, August 27, 2016, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office’s Dfc Gott observed a motorcycle traveling at an extremely high rate of speed southbound on Rt. 4. Dfc. Gott clocked the vehicles speed with his agency issued radar at 106 MPH in the posted 55 mile per hour zone. The motorcycle was splitting traffic, making unsafe lane changes and driving on the center line between vehicles in the area of Rt. 4 and Ball Rd. Dfc. Gott and other units...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Shoplifting at Walmart in California

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Shoplifting at Walmart in California

On Saturday, August 13, 2016, Trooper First Class C. Ditoto from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the Walmart in California for a reported theft. Investigation revealed that Kae Von Oneal Jefferson, 19, of Lexington Park, had used a gift card to open the register and remove cash. Further investigation revealed that Jefferson also removed a prepaid phone card from the store without paying for it. Jefferson was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s...
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Lusby Woman Arrested for Destruction of Property in Lexington Park

Lusby Woman Arrested for Destruction of Property in Lexington Park

On Saturday, August 20, 2016, at 7:40 am, Trooper Rutkoski from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the Comfort Inn & Suites in Lexington Park for the report of a disorderly subject. Investigation revealed that Noelle Nicole Clark-Belt, 46, of Lusby, was intoxicated and attempted to enter an unknown guest’s room. Ms. Clark-Belt was advised to find a ride home and leave the premises. At 8:27 am, Tpr. Rutkoski responded back to the Comfort Inn and Suites....
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Ohio Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges in St. Mary’s County

Ohio Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges in St. Mary’s County

On Monday, August 22, 2016, Trooper First Class C. Ditoto from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack initiated a traffic stop on a white passenger vehicle for a minor traffic violation. When the driver, Mitchell Lane Smith, 20, of Ashland, OH, opened the glove box to retrieve the vehicle’s registration, TFC Ditoto observed a pill bottle containing Oxycodone. A probable cause search was conducted, resulting in the recovery of suspected cocaine, ecstasy, and Zolpidem Tartrate. Smith was placed under...
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15-Year-Old Bicyclist Dies From Injuries Sustained in Waldorf Crash

15-Year-Old Bicyclist Dies From Injuries Sustained in Waldorf Crash

UPDATE 8/26/2016 @ 2:35 p.m.: On August 25, during the afternoon hours, Nadine Rafellia Sequinao Leyson, 15, of Waldorf, died as a result of injuries she sustained after being struck by a car on August 24 near the intersection of Middletown Road and Ethridge Drive in Waldorf. A preliminary investigation showed the driver of a van was traveling north on Middletown Road near Ethridge Drive. Other vehicles were stopped in the left turn lane of Middletown Road, obstructing the...
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SMCSO Detectives Arrest Oxon Hill Man for Sexual Solicitation of a Minor

SMCSO Detectives Arrest Oxon Hill Man for Sexual Solicitation of a Minor

On Monday, August 22, 2016, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies responded to a private residence in Mechanicsville, Maryland for a sex offense. The investigation was continued by detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division. The investigation revealed over a period of time, Timothy Lee King II, age 30, of Oxon Hill, and a fourteen-year-old female exchanged a series of text messages that were sexual in nature. During their conversations, King solicited the juvenile to perform various sexual...
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UPDATE: La Plata Police Officer Struck by Vehicle

UPDATE: La Plata Police Officer Struck by Vehicle

UPDATE – 8/25/2016 @ 5:30 P.M.: While on bike patrol in the town of La Plata, a police officer observed an occupied vehicle parked on Charles Street. As the officer approached the vehicle he saw driver to be in the process of injecting a what appeared to be a syringe into his arm. The officer made contact with the man, and ordered him to get out of the vehicle. The man then started the vehicle and attempted to flee, striking the officer....
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Lottery seeking winners of $1 million and $100,000

Lottery seeking winners of $1 million and $100,000

The Maryland Lottery is ready to welcome two big winners of $1 million and $100,000 from Mega Millions and Five Card Cash drawings last weekend. No one hit the Mega Millions jackpot in the Friday, Aug. 26 drawing, but a subscription holder from Bowie won $1 million. The subscriber’s ticket matched the first five...
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MD 231/Benedict Bridge to be Closed for 30-Minute Periods Tonight

MD 231/Benedict Bridge to be Closed for 30-Minute Periods Tonight

On Tuesday night, August 30, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will temporarily close the MD 231 (Prince Frederick Road/Hallowing Point Road) “Benedict Bridge” over the Patuxent River for 30-minute periods. Crews will intermittently close the bridge to vehicles between 12 a.m. and 5 a.m., holding traffic on both the Calvert County...
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No Arrests at Sobriety Checkpoint in Charlotte Hall

No Arrests at Sobriety Checkpoint in Charlotte Hall

On Saturday, August 27, 2016, from Midnight to 2:14 a.m., The Maryland State Police- Leonardtown Barrack hosted a sobriety checkpoint, which is intended to detect and deter motorists from driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. The operation consisted of 13 Troopers from the Maryland State Police- Leonardtown Barrack and two (2) St....
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/29/2016 to 9/2/2016

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 8/29/2016 to 9/2/2016

During the week of August 29 to September 2, 2016, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School The cameras operate Monday-Friday from 6 a.m....
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Mechanicsville Couple Claims $775,000 Multi-Match Jackpot

Mechanicsville Couple Claims $775,000 Multi-Match Jackpot

A Mechanicsville retiree picked up something new during a routine shopping trip at McKay’s Food & Drug in Charlotte Hall – a $775,000 jackpot-winning Multi-Match ticket. Days passed before the loyal player realized he’d won big in the Monday, Aug. 22, drawing because he and his wife were out of town visiting a family...
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Calvert County Family Network Secures State Funding to Help Local Youth

Calvert County Family Network Secures State Funding to Help Local Youth

The Calvert County Department of Community Resources announces that it recently received nearly $250,000 from the Governor’s Office for Children for two programs aimed at strengthening youth and families. The funding was part of $15 million set aside for the state’s 24 local management boards charged with bringing together local resources to address issues...
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Commissioners and Lt. Governor Announce New Drug Take-Back Program

Commissioners and Lt. Governor Announce New Drug Take-Back Program

On Friday, Aug. 26, Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford joined Charles County Commissioners at the County Government Building in La Plata for a news conference, to announce the first comprehensive pharmacy “drug take-back” program in the state of Maryland. Commissioner President Peter F. Murphy discussed the goals of the Drug Take-Back Program—a partnership between...
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Montgomery County man Arrested for the Harassment of Miss Maryland

Montgomery County man Arrested for the Harassment of Miss Maryland

The Maryland State Police arrested and charged a Montgomery County man for the harassment of Miss Maryland. The accused is identified as Valencio Fernandes Pires, 51, of Germantown, Maryland. Pires was arrested at his home without incident on Friday, August 19, 2016. He is charged with harassment, stalking, & electronic mail harassment. He is...
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U.S. Marine Corps takes delivery of 50th KC-130J Hercules

U.S. Marine Corps takes delivery of 50th KC-130J Hercules

Tactical Airlift Program Office (PMA-207) and Lockheed Martin delivered the 50th KC-130J “Hercules” transport aircraft to the U.S. Marine Corps at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, California, Aug. 18. “The delivery of the Marine Corps 50th KC-130J is no doubt a significant milestone for the program and for the Marines,” said Jason Verbic,...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Warns Drivers of Common Back-to-School Traffic Violations and Provides Safety Tips

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St. Mary’s County’s 2016-2017 school year officially begins Wednesday, August 24. Right now, parents and students are meandering through store aisles checking off school supplies, navigating through endless racks of school clothes, and picking out new backpacks. While parents and students prepare to head back to school – the community should, too. The St....
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Firefighters in Prince Frederick Rescue Dog From Well

Firefighters in Prince Frederick Rescue Dog From Well

On August 23, 2016 at approximately 6:;00 p.m., the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a confined space rescue at Joanna Court in Prince Frederick. The homeowner said her elderly cocker spaniel named Sam, who is deaf and blind, had fallen into a a deep well and was located at the bottom. As fiirefighters...
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MetCom Director Scott Bundy’s Fate to be Decided August 25

MetCom Director Scott Bundy’s Fate to be Decided August 25

After initially declaring his intent to resign from his post as the director of the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission (MetCom) in June, Scott Bundy had a change of heart. Bundy’s request to rescind his resignation was supposed to be discussed at last Thursday’s MetCom meeting, but was postponed to Thursday, August 25 because...
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Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Donates Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Donates Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

In 1994, brothers Chris and Robin Sorensen opened the doors of the first Firehouse Subs restaurant in their hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. Nearly 22 years later, the fast-casual chain known for its hot subs and hearty portions celebrates the opening of the 1,000th restaurant. To commemorate the milestone and continue the brand’s commitment to...
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Home Grown Farmers’ Market to Celebrate its 5-Year Anniversary

Home Grown Farmers’ Market to Celebrate its 5-Year Anniversary

It’s been a true community resource for citizens since it first opened its doors in 2011. Now, the Home Grown Farmers’ Market is set to celebrate its 5-year anniversary of service to the community on Saturday, August 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Market was created as a partnership between St. Mary’s County, local...
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Scheduled for Sept. 3

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Scheduled for Sept. 3

The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the next household hazardous waste collection will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3. The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station...
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Charles County Public Schools Preparing to Welcome Students Back to Class Next Week

Charles County Public Schools Preparing to Welcome Students Back to Class Next Week

The 2016-17 school year for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) officially begins on Monday, Aug. 29 for students in grades kindergarten through 12. The school system expects more than 26,500 students to fill hallways and classrooms next week. These students will join the more than 2,000 teachers who reported back to class today and...
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Governor Larry Hogan Delivers Closing Address at Maryland Association of Counties Summer Conference

Governor Larry Hogan Delivers Closing Address at Maryland Association of Counties Summer Conference

On August 20, 2016, Governor Larry Hogan delivered the closing address of the 2016 Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) summer conference in Ocean City. After spending the past 19 months traveling across the state and meeting with local governments, constituents, and business owners, the governor highlighted the significant progress already made and discussed new initiatives...
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