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Dealership burglary and arrest in King George

On Wednesday, November 30th 2022 at approximately 6:30 AM, King George Sheriff’s Office received a call from an employee at Elite Auto Nation, located on James Madison Pkwy in the area of Ridge Rd., stating that he believed the dealership had been burglarized. Deputies responded to the business and...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office On View Arrests, Warrants Served And Juvenile Referrals

Drug Arrest- On December 1, 2022, Dep. Stewart responded to the 23100 block of Leonard Hall Drive in Leonardtown, to serve a warrant for another jurisdiction on Ted William Taylor Jr., age 33 of no fixed address. Taylor was taken into custody and located on his person was a suspected CDS smoking device containing suspected cocaine residue. Taylor was charged with CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia.
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SMCSO Criminal Summonses Served – November 2022

11/01/22- Jacqueline Loye McCarthy, age 37 of Leonardtown- Theft by Dep. Lawrence# 279. 11/01/22- Raymond Michael Messick, age 57 of Mechanicsville- Theft by Dep. Budd# 325. 11/01/22- Todd Channing Hensel, age 58 of Leonardtown- Harass: Course of Conduct by Dep. Morgan# 384. 11/02/22- Joshua Antoine Miles, age 33 of no...
Rappahannock Record

Sheriff’s Report 12-08-22

Lancaster County Sheriff Patrick McCranie this week reported charges against four individuals. Oriel Purchell Lee, 33, of Lancaster was charged December 1 with assault and battery of a family member, third offense. Misdemeanors. A Columbia, Md. female, 57, was charged November 30 with appearing intoxicated in public. A Lancaster man,...
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Two Being Flown Out After Serious Head-On Collision In Helen

UPDATE – 10:15 a.m. – While the second patient, a 54-year-old female was being transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment, EMS on board the ambulance requested a MEDEVAC for the patient. MSP Trooper 2 is enroute from Joint Base Andrews with a 20 minute ETA.
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Two Men On Pre-Trial Release Wanted For Removing GPS Monitors In St. Mary’s

LEONARDTOWN, Md. – The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Christopher Glenn James, age 33 of Bushwood. James removed his GPS monitor while on pretrial release for charges of burglary, theft, and driving while intoxicated. James is a white male, 6’1” and weighs 270 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.
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Firefighters again respond to a suspicious fire in Mollusk

MOLLUSK—Firefighters responded to another suspicious structure fire on Flats Lane in Mollusk last week, according to Upper Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department Chief Danny Akers. It’s the second time in seven weeks responders have been called to a property of Arthur L. Zdyb. On October 11, firefighters from Upper...
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LHS Red Devils open the basketball season with wins

Both the Lancaster High School varsity and junior varsity basketball teams opened their seasons with big wins on Wednesday, November 30. The JV team took a 57-point victory over Middlesex on the Chargers’ home court, while the varsity team beat host MHS by 51 points. Tyson Henderson scored 23...
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Rural Legacy Area Expanded; 1.3 Million Awarded In Grants For St. Mary’s County Conservation Efforts

LEONARDTOWN, Md. – On October 12, 2022, the Maryland Board of Public Works, Rural Legacy Board approved an expansion of 17,065 acres in the Mattapany Rural Legacy Area, almost doubling the size of this preservation boundary. Southern Maryland Resource Conservation and Development requested the expansion of the Mattapany Rural Legacy Area, which was supported by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County.
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Boys & Girls Club honors four members

The Boys & Girls Club (BGC) of the Northern Neck recently announced four Youth of the Month awards. The first ever Youth of the Month in Richmond County is Karen Crawley, 10, a fifth grader at Rappahannock Elementary School. “Karen is always engaged and ready to learn. She is a...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks The Whereabouts Of Carroll Ignatius Norris Jr.

LEONARDTOWN, Md. – The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Carroll Ignatius Norris Jr., age 48 of Hollywood, who is wanted on several warrants including: Theft: $100 to under $1,500; Failure to Appear: Second-Degree Assault; Stalking; nine counts of Theft under $100 and two counts of Failure to Appear: Driving While Suspended.
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José Feliciano to bring holiday cheer to Kilmarnock December 15

José Feliciano, beloved the world over for his incomparable singing and guitar playing, will celebrate the season with holiday tunes and original compositions Thursday, December 15, at the Lancaster Middle School Theater. Widely regarded as the first Latin artist to cross over into the English music market, opening the...
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No Shootings in Lexington Park Since Mid-October

HOLLYWOOD, Md. (December 01, 2022)—In the spring and summer months in St. Mary's the streets of Lexington Park, and in some cases those of communities as far north as Hollywood, shootings were occurring regularly. Sometimes the victims were shot dead, other times they were wounded. On some occasions the...

Eleven Defendants Facing Federal Charges Relating to Unemployment Insurance Fraud Scheme with More Than $1.6 Million in Losses

The Defendants Allegedly Submitted over 200 Fraudulent Unemployment Insurance Claims Using the Personal Identifying Information of Victims. Per the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Maryland: – A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment adding two new defendants to the nine defendants previously charged in relation to a Maryland and California unemployment insurance scheme. The superseding indictment charges the defendants with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and stealing a post office key. The superseding indictment was returned on November 30, 2022. Charged in the superseding indictment are:
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MISSING TEEN: Jasmen Eliana Reyes, Age 16; St. Mary’s County

LEONARDTOWN, Md. – The St Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate missing person Jasmen Eliana Reyes (H-F-07-05-06), 5-08, 180lbs. Anyone with any information please contact the SMCSO at 301-475-8008. Please share and continue to follow for updates. Contact our news desk at