Emergency Services acquires UAV for incident response

Emergency Services acquires UAV for incident response

9/16/2014

The Charles County Department of Emergency Services purchased an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), the DJI Phantom Vision II, using funds from the Homeland Security Federal Grant Program. The UAV enables emergency responders to remotely...

Calvert Sheriff's officers win Deputy of the Year awards

9/16/2014

Sheriff Mike Evans is pictured above with the Maryland Sheriffs Association Deputy of the Year award winners from the Calvert County Sheriff's Office. Sgt. Ricky...
Calvert Sheriff's officers win Deputy of the Year awards


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Traffic stop results in seven arrested for drugs, guns, and warrants

Charles County Sheriff's Office PFC A. Fenlon conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near Old Washington Road and Action Lane on September 16th at 12:41 a.m. in Waldorf. PFC Fenlon observed the occupants throw a plastic bag out of...

UPDATE: Second suspect charged in Mechanicsville burglary

On September 15, 2014 at 9:51 AM, a second suspect was arrested related to the burglary of a local business in Mechanicsville. On September 3, 2014, the burglary case was presented to a St. Mary's County Grand Jury. The Grand Jury returned...

Man back in court again on alleged violation of protective order

The jury trial that keeps on giving gave a little more to Charles County Circuit Court Monday, Sept. 15 before Judge Amy J. Bragunier. On Sept. 4, Lamont Wendell Butler, 42 of Bryans Road, faced two counts—one for violation of a protective order and another...

Manhunt underway for shooter in La Plata

Two Charles County schools were locked down for about 15 minutes at midday after it was reported that a shooter being sought by the Charles County Sherif's Office was in the area. The schools were J.P. Ryon Elementary School and John Hanson...

Two men and woman charged with possession of heroin

Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Trooper First Class Oles stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 near Wentworth Nursery in Prince Frederick on September 13th at 7:28 p.m. for traffic violations. The driver, William H. Burns 3rd, 27, was observed dropping...

Two men charged in connection to commercial burglary

During the month of July 2014, patrol troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack responded to a commercial establishment, located in Lexington Park, St Mary's County, MD for a reported burglary. During the Troopers preliminary investigation...

Power outage affects over 36,000 customers in St. Mary's County

While installing new cable in the control house at our Hewitt Road Switching Station in Lexington Park this morning, an inadvertent short occurred causing a breaker to open at our Ryceville Switching Station that de-energized the line feeding the Hewitt...

Traffic violations leads to woman charged with possession of cocaine

Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack Trooper Newcomer stopped a vehicle for traffic violtions on September 10th at 7:58 p.m. at Rt. 4 and Western Shore Blvd. in St. Leonard.While speaking with the driver, Trooper Newcomer observed...

Two vehicle accident in front of Sheetz in California

On Tuesday, September 16th at 8:30 a.m. a motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles occurred in front of Sheetz gas station in California. Bay District Volunteer Fire Department and Lexington Park EMS responded to the scene. No medical attention...

Norris endorses Swartz to replace her as County Treasurer

Democratic candidate for St. Mary's County Treasurer Carrie Swartz has picked up a key endorsement. Long-time treasurer Jan Norris, who is retiring, appeared at Swartz's fundraiser in Lexington Park on Saturday and announced...

Volunteers mark two decades of caring

As has been the case most every second Wednesday in September for the past 20 years, there was work to be done Sept. 10. United Way of Calvert County recruited the army of volunteers from several local businesses and the Calvert Academy of Technology...

Liquor store gets first St. Mary's 'growler' permit

A St. Mary's County liquor store has received the first permit to sell "growlers" in the county. The St. Mary's County Alcohol Beverage Board (liquor board) on Sept. 11 approved a;"Refillable Container Permit" for ABC Liquors in Hickory Hills Shopping...

Sheriff's Office seeking Lexington Park shooting suspect

St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office patrol units responded to a report of gunshots in the area of Manon Way in the Westbury neighborhood on September 12 at 10:45 p.m. Deputies located an adult female victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim...

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