Four Story Hi-Rise in Downtown Lexington Park?

Four Story Hi-Rise in Downtown Lexington Park?

Wow things in Lexington Park sure get built quick and just when you weren’t looking a new high rise building springs up in the most unusual place. I’m sure that our public driving by the new rescue squad building on our new FDR Blvd. couldn’t help but notice that new addition to the landscape to the rear of the Bay District Fire Station 3. Yes it is painted with our colors yellow and white along with our emblem on...
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Detectives Identify Suspect in Capital Clubhouse Sex Assault Case Involving 4-Year-Old Male

Detectives Identify Suspect in Capital Clubhouse Sex Assault Case Involving 4-Year-Old Male

UPDATE: Detectives assigned to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division have identified the suspect who reportedly molested a 4-year-old boy at the Capital Clubhouse on July 20. Investigators pursed several leads and identified the suspect last night. He is a 10-year-old male from Charles County. The case will be reviewed with the State’s Attorney’s Office. The investigation is ongoing. 7/23/2104: On July 20 at 6:36 p.m., officers responded to the Capital Clubhouse at 3033 Waldorf Market Place for...
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Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 7/25/14

Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 7/25/14

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Omar Jamal Brooks, 28, of Waldorf. Brooks currently has an outstanding warrant charging him with violating  probation for a conspiracy to commit burglary charge. Brooks is 6’0”, 155lbs., and has black hair and brown eyes.      Anyone with information about Omar Jamal Brooks’ whereabouts is asked not to approach him but rather call the CCSO Warrant Unit at (301) 932-2222. Charles County...
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Leonardtown Couple Arrested for Crack and Marijuana Distribution

Leonardtown Couple Arrested for Crack and Marijuana Distribution

During the past several months, Travis Richardson, 28 of Leonardtown, was identified as a distributor of cocaine and detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office obtained a search and seizure warrant for his home and person. Detectives, assisted by members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Support Team, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team and K-9 deputies executed the search warrant which revealed numerous items of evidence. The evidence indicated Suspect Richardson was...
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Special Friday Edition of Wednesday’s Pet is Daryl

Special Friday Edition of Wednesday’s Pet is Daryl

We have a Special Friday Edition of Wednesday’s Pet. It has been a busy past couple of days and we didn’t want Wednesday’s Pet to get overlooked, so we waited until today. Wednesday’s Pet for 7/25/14 is Daryl Featured Pet: Daryl Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: 3 legged  Breed: Black Lab Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium (46lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Daryl is a 2-year-old lab mix that was picked up as...
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SMECO Receives Approval to Reduce Customer Rates

SMECO Receives Approval to Reduce Customer Rates

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) received approval from the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) on July 23 to reduce its residential Standard Offer Service (SOS) energy charges. SMECO also received approval for its proposal to change how May and October are designated as summer rate and winter rate months. SMECO will reduce the residential SOS energy charge for summer months from 8.83 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) to 8.61 cents per kWh, a reduction of 2.5 percent. The new rate...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Over $15,000 in Employee Theft at BJ’s

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Over $15,000 in Employee Theft at BJ’s

On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Deputy Potter of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the BJ’s Wholesale Club in California, for a reported employee theft. The store manager alleged suspect Patrick Louis Campbell, 20, of Lexington Park, stole nearly $16,000 in cash, gift cards, and merchandise while employed from 3-5-14 to 7-22-14. Campbell would purchase a low price item and then use the receipt to create a fraudulent return for cash or gift cards. Campbell was placed...
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Two Clinton Men Charged With Possession of Drugs and a Hand Gun

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On July 17 at 3:43 p.m., Officer C. Shaw of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the area of Crain Highway and Sub Station Road in Waldorf after observing the driver of a car operating in an erratic manner. Upon approaching the car, Officer Shaw smelled the odor of marijuana. Further investigation revealed a handgun in the car and a large amount of marijuana (bulked and ready for sale). The driver and a passenger were...
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Deputies Assist in Getting Lost Elderly Driver Home Safe

Deputies Assist in Getting Lost Elderly Driver Home Safe

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, Deputy First Class Tim Snyder and Deputy Al Beishline assigned to the Lexington Park COPs UNIT of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, observed a green passenger vehicle traveling the wrong direction on Great Mills Road. The vehicle then parked in Millison Plaza where the operator was contacted by DFC Snyder and Deputy Beishline. The operator was a 76 year old female from Dale City, Virginia. She left her home to go shopping at approximately...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for St. Mary’s County 7/24/14

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for St. Mary’s County 7/24/14

Maryland State Police from the Leonardtown Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Burglary – On Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 1:50 am, Tpr. J. Quase responded to the Pawnit located in Lexington Park for a report of a burglary.  Suspects broke the glass front door of the business and stole various electronic equipment.  Troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack, Maryland State Police helicopter, Trooper 7, along with Deputies and two K-9 units from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office attempted...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Lexington Park COPS Unit – Arrests for 7/24/14

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Lexington Park COPS Unit – Arrests for 7/24/14

On July 22, 2014, Deputy Al Beishline observed Anthony Charles Wright, 45, of Lexington Park, on the property of St. Mary’s Square after having been served a no trespass notice for the property. Wright was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Trespass Private Property. On July 22, 2014 at 9:36 PM, DFC Tim Snyder observed suspect Robert Keith Long, 54, of Lexington Park, drinking an alcoholic beverage on the...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 7/24/14

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 7/24/14

Maryland State Police from the Prince Frederick Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Theft: On 7/14/14 at 7:28 pm, Trooper Warrick responded to the Peebles store in Prince Frederick for a reported shoplifting complaint. Three males came into the store and stole large quantities of clothing from a sales table near the front entrance of the store. Approximate value of the merchandise was $7036. A witness to the event was able to provide a possible registration number for the...
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UPDATE: Names Released in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Reported in Hughesville

UPDATE: Names Released in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Reported in Hughesville

UPDATE: On Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at approximately 3:30 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police, La Plata Barrack, and Deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the area of Route 5 (Leonardtown Road) at Herbert Road, in Hughesville, for the report of a serious motor vehicle collision. The first responding unit arrived on scene at 3:35 p.m. and immediately requested further assistance.  The Maryland State Police Crash Team Members and other collision reconstructionists, responded to the scene...
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Late Night Motor Vehicle Accident in Medley’s Neck Leads to Fly Out

Late Night Motor Vehicle Accident in Medley’s Neck Leads to Fly Out

On Tuesday, July 23, 2014, at 11:26 p.m., Corporal Moritz of the St. Mary’s County sheriff’s Office responded to Medley’s Neck Road in the area of Tower Hill Lane for a motor vehicle accident. Preliminary investigation revealed, David Burst, 22, of Leonardtown, was operating a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado truck at a high rate of speed when he lost control. The vehicle flipped and Burst suffered a head injury. Burst was flown to an area hospital for precautionary measures. Photos...
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Mechanicsville Man Arrested After Faking Motorcycle Theft in Insurance Scam

Mechanicsville Man Arrested After Faking Motorcycle Theft in Insurance Scam

On Sunday, July 6, 2014, Gary Lee Weaver, 26, of Mechanicsville, reported his 2012 Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle, stolen to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. Weaver reported the motorcycle had been stolen from his residence in the early morning hours on July 6, 2014. Detective M. Green from the Criminal Investigations Division assumed the investigation. During the course of the investigation, Detective Green received information regarding the location of the motorcycle and subsequently located it at a residence in...
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R&B Star, Marguerite, Takes the St. Charles Stage at Free Sunset Concert Series

R&B Star, Marguerite, Takes the St. Charles Stage at Free Sunset Concert Series

The St. Charles Companies welcomes R&B classic soul singer, Marguerite, at a free lakefront concert on Friday evening, August 1st at 7 PM. Meaningful lyrics and heartfelt vocals have made DC native, Marguerite, a favorite with her fans. She has lent her powerful voice to numerous bands as a featured vocalist and is an...
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Southern Maryland Audubon, Sotterley Plantation and SMECO Collaborate to Bring Back Barn Owls to St. Mary’s County

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Aug. 2 Charles County

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The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the next household hazardous waste collection will be held on Saturday, August 2. The household hazardous waste collection site is held in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station...
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New NRC Senior Resident Inspector Assigned to Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials in King of Prussia, Pa., have selected Rodney Clagg as the new senior resident inspector at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant in Lusby, Md. The two-unit site is operated by Exelon. “Rodney Clagg has the experience, training and commitment to safety that is needed for the NRC to carry out...
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County Charter Moves Forward for Public Vote

County Charter Moves Forward for Public Vote

On Tuesday, July 22, the Charter Board presented the County Commissioners with the final draft of the proposed charter. The charter is a blueprint for the structure of county government that defines duties, powers, rules, and procedures. In accordance with the Maryland Constitution it will be published in a local newspaper and forwarded to...
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Support Operation Backpack at 7/25 Blue Crabs Game

Support Operation Backpack at 7/25 Blue Crabs Game

Donate school supplies to Children’s Aid, Inc.’s Operation Backpack at the Southern Maryland Blue Crab’s game this Friday, July 25th and receive a FREE ticket voucher for a future Blue Crabs game! Suggested donations: backpacks, crayola crayons (24 ct), #2 pencils, highlighters, Elmer’s glue sticks, safety scissors, composition books and wide-ruled filler paper. Operation...
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Administrative Appointment Announced for Director of Information Technology Services

Administrative Appointment Announced for Director of Information Technology Services

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michael J. Martirano, announced the administrative appointment made by the Board of Education was held July 15, 2014. The Board appointed Mr. David Howard as Director of Information Technology Services in the Department of Information Technology Services. Mr. Howard is currently serving as the Director of Information Technology Services with the...
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Free Yoga Now Offered Saturday Mornings in St. Charles

Free Yoga Now Offered Saturday Mornings in St. Charles

The St. Charles Companies, in collaboration with The Studio Cooperative, invites the community to enjoy free Saturday morning vinyasa yoga classes waterside at the O’Donnell Lake venue at St. Patrick’s Drive and Smallwood Drive West in St. Charles, MD. The classes will be offered each week through August 16th from 9:30 – 10:30 am...
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Residents Alerted to Voluntary Recall of Possible Contaminated Fruit

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The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) is alerting residents to a voluntary food recall from Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, California for certain lots of fresh whole peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots due to possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes. Because the locations of the companies that purchased the products from the...
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Letter to the Editor: Thank you to our Wounded Warrior Project Sponsors

Letter to the Editor: Thank you to our Wounded Warrior Project Sponsors

Letter to the editor: Thank you to our Wounded Warrior Project Sponsors On July 21, 2104 The Solomons Charter Captains Association was privileged to host the Wounded Warrior Program for the 2nd annual Solomons, WWP fishing event and BBQ. Without the generous support of these sponsors this event would not have been possible. SCCA...
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Grab & Go Crime – Protect What’s Yours

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Calvert County Crime Solvers’ Case of the Week

Calvert County Crime Solvers’ Case of the Week

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St. Mary’s County Planning Commission Agenda

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