Lusby Man Charged with Possession on Heroin

Lusby Man Charged with Possession on Heroin

On April 26, 2016, Deputy J. Livingston of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office observed the driver and right rear passenger throw cigarettes out of the vehicle and onto the highway. It was also observed that the middle break light was out. A traffic stop was performed south on Solomons Island Rd., in front of the Green Turtle, in Prince Frederick. The rear passenger of the vehicle, later identified as Nelson T. Cotner, 26, of Lusby had a syringe with...
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Charles County Commissioners Adopt Balanced Fiscal 2017 Budget with No Tax Rate Increases

Charles County Commissioners Adopt Balanced Fiscal 2017 Budget with No Tax Rate Increases

On Tuesday, May 3, the Charles County Commissioners adopted the General Fund fiscal 2017 budget at $375.5 million, an increase of just 2.7 percent over fiscal 2016.The balanced budget was adopted without raising property tax and income tax rates. Funding for education and public safety accounts for more than 71 percent of the General Fund budget. The budget adoption also supports an investment in the county government workforce, as well as a fiscal 2017 Capital Projects budget of $94,833,000....
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Washington DC Man Arrested for Theft at Best Buy

Washington DC Man Arrested for Theft at Best Buy

On Sunday, April 24, 2016, Deputy B. Fennessey of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 45000 block of Worth Avenue (Best Buy) in California, for a reported theft. The suspect, Eric Emanuel Kerry, age 48, of Washington DC, removed a new controller from the box and replaced it with an old one. Kerry was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, where he was charged with Theft Less than $100.
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Wanted Baltimore Man Arrested for Possession of Marijuana

Wanted Baltimore Man Arrested for Possession of Marijuana

On Friday, April 22, 2016, Multiple patrol units from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 44000 block of Canvas Back Drive in Callaway for the report of a disturbance. The suspect, Donte Christopher Curtis, age 37, of Baltimore, was located by Corporal Adams during a vehicle stop. During a search of Curtis police located four large bags of marijuana, a digital scale and two cell phones. Further investigation revealed, the suspect had three outstanding warrants. Donte was transported...
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CRITICAL MISSING PERSON – St. Mary’s County – 12 Year-Old, James Najji Carter

CRITICAL MISSING PERSON – St. Mary’s County – 12 Year-Old, James Najji Carter

James Najji Carter was last seen on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in the area of Patuxent Homes in Lexington Park. At this time, no photo is available. (5/4/2016 @ 11:45 p.m.) James was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, black wind pants with a silver lightning bolt on one pant leg, white socks and flip flops. James Najji Carter is described as Age: 12 Weight: 130 lbs. Black Hair Brown Eyes Height: 5’03” Carter is considered to be a...
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UPDATE: Multiple Sobriety Checkpoints to be Conducted

UPDATE: Multiple Sobriety Checkpoints to be Conducted

UPDATE: The Maryland State Police College Park Barrack will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Thursday, May 5th, 2016 in Prince George’s County. This initiative is to reduce impaired driving collisions by educating, aggressively enforcing and arresting violators for impaired driving, and making the roadway safer for the residents and visitors to Prince George’s County. 5/4/2016: The Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday, May 6th, 2016 in Charles County. This initiative...
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Owings Woman Arrested for Stealing TV – Blames it all on Boyfriend

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On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, Deputy C. Ball of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 45000 block of Miramar Way (Wal-Mart) in California, for a reported theft. The suspect, Alexa Taylor Smith, age 20, of Owings, and her boyfriend, left the store with a 50 inch television and then fled on foot. Smith told police she was just using the bathroom, and that her boyfriend stole the TV. Smith was and transported to the Detention Center...
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Wednesday’s Pet is MARTINI

Wednesday’s Pet is MARTINI

Wednesday’s Pet for 5/04/2016 MARTINI Featured Pet: Martini Rescue Group: Calvert Animal Welfare League (CAWL) Breed: Mountain Cur Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $200.00 Martini is approximately 2 years old and 45 lbs. She is an adorable, sweet, friendly girl looking for her forever home. She gets along great with everyone. Martini does well with other dogs, but seems to do best with male dogs. She is a smart girl....
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Shots Fired in Calvert County Lead to Multiple Charges for Lusby Man

Shots Fired in Calvert County Lead to Multiple Charges for Lusby Man

On Friday, April 29, 2016 at approximately 1:20 a.m., Deputy R. Weems of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Spruce St., in Lusby. Investigation revealed multiple 9mm shell casings in the rear of Thunderbird Dr. and Poplar Ct.  No further information was discovered at this time. Later, at 2:15 a.m., deputies responded to a residence on Pawnee Lane, in Lusby to assist a motorist.  After speaking with the complainant,...
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Calvert County Crime Report 5/4/2016

Calvert County Crime Report 5/4/2016

During the week of April 25 through May 1 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,379 calls for service throughout the community. Burglary: On April 30, 2016, Deputy J. Denton responded to Double Tree Lane, in Lusby for a report of a burglary. The victim stated that sometime between April 21st in the morning hours and April 30th at 10:19 a.m., an unknown suspect(s) broke the glass out of the window to the side of the...
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Huntingtown Woman Wins $50,000 on Double Your Dollars Scratch-off

Huntingtown Woman Wins $50,000 on Double Your Dollars Scratch-off

A Calvert County woman discovered her vision truly was 20/20 after a $5 Maryland Lottery scratch-off initially made her question her eyesight. The lucky babysitter from Huntingtown matched a winning number on a Double Your Dollars scratch-off to capture the game’s $50,000 top prize. “I had to blink my eyes and look twice,” said the winner. As she scanned all of the zeros on the prize, she could only think of one word – Wow! Parents can rest assured...
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Lusby Man Charged with Illegal Oystering

Lusby Man Charged with Illegal Oystering

A Calvert County man was charged by Maryland Natural Resources Police Officers with illegal oystering on Saturday following a lengthy investigation. Jason Kevin Hoffman, 31, of Lusby, was charged with harvesting oysters during a closed season and selling oysters caught for recreational purposes. Officers began receiving complaints in January about illegal activities and began conducting surveillance of Hoffman’s oyster diving operation. He is scheduled to appear in Calvert County District Court on July 11. If found guilty, he could...
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Mechanicsville Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Dollar General

Mechanicsville Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Dollar General

On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, Deputy R. Roszell of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 27000 block of Old Village Way (Dollar General) in Mechanicsville, for the report of a theft. The suspect, Jamie Jean-Ann Mirabile, age 33, of Mechanicsville, attempted to conceal merchandise in her purse and then exit the store. Mirabile was transported to the Detention Center and charged with Theft Less than $100.
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Murder of Waldorf Man in Brandywine

UPDATE: Police Investigating Murder of Waldorf Man in Brandywine

UPDATE: The Prince George’s County Police Department, detectives from the Homicide Unit plan to canvass a Brandywine neighborhood where a man was fatally shot on Monday. The victim is 22-year-old Ra’ Shaad Hargrave of Streamview Drive in Waldorf. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random crime. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. At about 1:45 pm on Monday, patrol officers were called to the 15100...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision Involving School Bus

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision Involving School Bus

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at approximately, 8:42 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection of Sunnyside Road and Pin Cushion Road, in Leonardtown for the report of a motor vehicle collision involving a St. Mary’s County School Bus. The intersection has been reopened for traffic. A few students were transported to Med star St. Mary’s Hospital for minor injuries. The motor vehicle collision is still under investigation by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office...
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Visit Mobile Veterans Center in Southern Maryland

Visit Mobile Veterans Center in Southern Maryland

The Mobile Vet Center is equipped to provide the same services you will find in a brick and mortar Vet Center. The Mobile Vet Center provides readjustment counseling to eligible veterans and their families in the effort to make a successful transition from military to civilian life.  Types of services include: Individual and group...
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Charles County Commissioners Recognize May 1–7 as Correctional Officers’ Week

Charles County Commissioners Recognize May 1–7 as Correctional Officers’ Week

On Tuesday, May 3, the Charles County Commissioners recognized May 1–7 as Correctional Officers’ Week. The Charles County Detention Center is privileged to have a group of men and women who are trained professionals and who serve on a daily basis in our correctional facility. These professionals serve valiantly to provide humane conditions of...
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Wanted: Older Adults Who Like to Eat!!

Wanted: Older Adults Who Like to Eat!!

Did you know that St. Mary’s County has three senior activity centers open to independent older adults Monday through Friday where lunch is served? In addition to many fun, exciting activities available, the senior activity centers serve a delicious, nutritious, catered lunch each weekday. Adults age 60 and over can enjoy lunch among friends,...
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Community Meeting to be Held to Address Traffic Concerns in North St. Mary’s County

Community Meeting to be Held to Address Traffic Concerns in North St. Mary’s County

With traffic congestion a major concern for residents in the north county, the Department of Land Use and Growth Management (LUGM) is undertaking a study to identify a north county parallel road. The road would run east of Three Notch Road, extending from Mohawk Drive to MD 6. LUGM will hold a meeting to...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners Acknowledge Important Work of Drug Courts

St. Mary’s County Commissioners Acknowledge Important Work of Drug Courts

Recognizing the focus and leadership for community-wide anti-drug systems, bringing together criminal justice, treatment, education and other community partners, the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held a ceremony to acknowledge the important services provided by Drug Courts by proclaiming May National Drug Court Month. Drug Court programs are recognized as the original form of drug policy reform...
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Mental Health Awareness Month Proclaimed by St. Mary’s County Commissioners

Mental Health Awareness Month Proclaimed by St. Mary’s County Commissioners

Health Association and its partners in the observance of Mental Health Awareness Month by proclamation. Mental Health Awareness Month occurs each May in an effort to raise awareness of mental health issues. Conservative statistics indicate mental illness will strike one in five adults and children in a given year, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion...
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Charles County Department of Health Offers Free Naloxone Overdose Response Training to the Public

Charles County Department of Health Offers Free Naloxone Overdose Response Training to the Public

The Charles County Department of Health, Division of Substance Use is sponsoring free Naloxone Overdose Response Trainings at the Department of Health office (4545 Crain Highway, White Plains). Trainings are scheduled during the months of May and June on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Naloxone is a medicine that quickly and effectively...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Now Accepting Applications for CAMP D.A.R.E.

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Now Accepting Applications for CAMP D.A.R.E.

Now, more than ever, it is important to educate children about the harmful effects of drugs, alcohol, and violence. To assist parents and teachers in this effort, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is once again offering CAMP D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) a FREE week-long workshop for upcoming 5th and 6th-grade students. Through...
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Belgian Paleontologist Visits Calvert Marine Museum

Belgian Paleontologist Visits Calvert Marine Museum

Dr. Olivier Lambert, a well-known Vertebrate Paleontologist, visited the Calvert Marine Museum to collaborate with CMM staff paleontologist Dr. Stephen Godfrey on several fossil dolphin-related research projects, in addition to sharing his fossil-collecting expedition experiences in the Peruvian desert. Dr. Lambert, currently at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels, Belgium is...
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Governor Hogan Invites Chefs to Submit Recipes for “Buy Local” Cookout

Governor Hogan Invites Chefs to Submit Recipes for “Buy Local” Cookout

Governor Larry Hogan invites chefs using local Maryland ingredients to submit original recipes for the Governor’s Buy Local Cookout, which will be held at Government House in Annapolis on July 21. Recipes must be submitted by May 11, and include products from at least one Maryland farmer, waterman, or other producer. Chefs are encouraged...
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Elementary, Middle School Students Compete in Robotics Challenge

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Students from Charles County Public elementary and middle schools competed in the 2016 College of Southern Maryland Junior LEGO Division Robotics Championship held Saturday, April 16 at the La Plata campus. Ten Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) teams earned awards at the event. A total of 53 teams from schools in Calvert, Charles and...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners Celebrate Older Americans Month

St. Mary’s County Commissioners Celebrate Older Americans Month

Seniors living in St. Mary’s County are a thriving community and are deserving of recognition for the contributions they have made to ensure a better life for future generations. In proclaiming May Older Americans Month, the commissioners joined staff members of the Department of Aging and Human Services for a proclamation ceremony prior to...
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State Fire Marshal Reminds All Marylanders of Fire and Life Safety Issues During Power Outages

State Fire Marshal Reminds All Marylanders of Fire and Life Safety Issues During Power Outages

Severe storms may cause disruption in electrical service to our homes.  State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci is cautioning citizens when using alternative light and electrical sources during power outages. “These easy to follow tips will help all Marylander’s avoid injury or death during power outages,” said the State Fire Marshal. Use flashlights during...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners Honor Small Businesses

St. Mary’s County Commissioners Honor Small Businesses

St. Mary’s County and its commissioners took time to acknowledge the contributions made by its many small businesses to the economic growth and quality of life in the county, throughout the state and across the country be declaring May 2016 Small Business Month. St. Mary’s County, in partnership with local organizations, provides support for...
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Wacoal Hosts Fit for The Cure Events to Help Fight Breast Cancer

Wacoal Hosts Fit for The Cure Events to Help Fight Breast Cancer

WHAT: Join Wacoal in its mission to help end breast cancer with Fit for the Cure®! Participate in a Fit for the Cure® event and receive a complimentary bra fitting from a Wacoal fit specialist. For every woman that participates, Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen® for breast cancer research and community...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Robert “Bobby” Kiesel Wins Democratic Central Committee Labor Award

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Robert “Bobby” Kiesel Wins Democratic Central Committee Labor Award

On Friday, April 15, 2016, Lt. Robert “Bobby” Kiesel of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was honored at the Charles County Democratic Central Committee’s annual Truman/Kennedy Dinner Awards as the recipient of the Labor Award. According to the Committee, “Awardees should be a member or representative of a local trade, FOP, IAFF or school...
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Citation of Merit Awarded for Delivering Baby

Citation of Merit Awarded for Delivering Baby

Lt. Pete Wild, Paramedic Corey Wright and Paramedic Tracey Kellner were awarded the Department’s Citation of Merit on April 26th, 2016 for delivering a baby boy. It had just stopped snowing on the morning of Sunday, January 24th, 2016. The county was in the process of recovering from the first blizzard of the year....
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