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Potassium Iodide for Residents Living or Working Near Calvert Cliffs

LEONARDTOWN, MD (July 29, 2014) – St. Mary’s County Health Department will distribute Potassium Iodide (KI) tablets to residents living or working within the 10 mile emergency protection zone (EPZ) of the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant who have never received, lost or have expired KI tablets. The Health Department will collect previously distributed KI tablets that have expired.  Distribution will be: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, from 4 to 7 PM at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department. Residents will need to show proof of residence and/or employment within the 10 mile zone. There is no fee for the KI.  Tablets will be distributed with an information sheet about KI and instructions on how and when to take the medication.  KI is pre-distributed to prepare the public for the possibility of an emergency radiation event. Instructions for KI use will be provided again if an emergency radiological event ever occurs. The St. Mary’s County Health Department last distributed KI tablets to St. Mary’s County residents living within a 10 mile radius of the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in June of 2010. 
Potassium Iodide (KI) tablets may help prevent thyroid cancer in people exposed to radioactive gases released during atomic reactor accidents.  They do not prevent any other radiation-related cancers.  Because radiation induced thyroid cancers are slow growing, sometimes taking years to develop, KI tablets may be most effective for children and young adults. 
The area within the 10 mile radius (EPZ) includes the following communities beginning in the north:  Queen Tree Landing, Sandgates, Riverwood Farms, Hollywood Shores, Wildwood, Winterseat, St. Mary’s Beach, Sotterly Manor, Fenwick Manor, Gillens Grove, Land-O-Lakes, Holly Gaf Acres, Drum Cliff, Hillville, St. Cuthbert Wharf, Clarkes Landing, Scotch Point, Myrtle Point, Mill Cove, Mill Cove Manor, Kingston Manor, Holly Haven, Town Creek, Town Point, Esperanza Farms, Town Creek Manor, Town Creek Farm, Cal Acres, North Town Creek Manor, Woodland Acres, Wildwood (from Cottonwood Parkway on the north to Wildwood Parkway on the west), Middle Earth, Red Hill, and Peacock Manor.
Residents living or working in the 10 mile (EPZ) zone may also pick up KI at the St. Mary’s County Health Department, Monday-Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm.
Health Department nurses will be available during the distribution event to answer questions residents might have about the KI tablets. Residents may also contact the St. Mary’s County Health Department Division of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response at 301-475-4295 or visit the health department website at www.smchd.org to learn more.   
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Great Mills, Md. Native Serves Aboard USS Nitze

NORFOLK, Va. – A 2009 Great Mills High School graduate, 2013 University of Kanas graduate and Great Mills, Md., native is serving aboard USS Nitze (DDG 94), one of the world’s most versatile multi-mission combat ships.
Ensign Garrett Smith is a gunnery officer aboard the Norfolk-based ship, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, that is longer than 1.5 football fields long at nearly 510 feet long. The ship is 66 feet wide and weighs more than 9,200 tons. Twin gas turbine engines can push the ship through the water at more than 30 mph. USS Nitze is the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for Paul Nitze, who served as Secretary of the Navy under President Lyndon B. Johnson and as chief arms control adviser in the administration of President Ronald Reagan.
As a 23 year-old with numerous responsibilities, Smith said he is learning about himself as a leader, sailor and a person. “We serve together as a diverse group of people with no two alike,” said Smith. “We all have good days and bad days and learn from each other.”
He also said he is proud of the work he is doing as part of the Nitze’s 315-member crew, protecting America on the world’s oceans. “I’m doing work that has an effect on the world,” Smith said.
Sailors’ jobs are highly varied aboard USS Nitze. Approximately 31 officers and 284 enlisted men and women make up the ship’s company, which keeps all parts of the destroyer running smoothly — this includes everything from washing dishes and preparing meals to handling weaponry and maintaining the engines.
“I am proud and amazed by the knowledge they display and the work my Sailors do every day,” said Cmdr. Michelle Nakamura, the ship’s commanding officer. “Many very young people, some with only months of experience in the Navy, stood ready to sail and fight our ship in any situation. They performed exceptionally each and every day of our 7-plus month deployment and they continue to excel here at home. Their professionalism, motivation and commitment to the Navy are genuinely inspiring.”
Fast, maneuverable, and technically advanced, destroyers provide the required warfighting capabilities and operational flexibility to execute multi-mission evolutions such as surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare and anti-air warfare. USS Nitze can operate independently or as part of carrier strike groups, surface action groups, amphibious ready groups, and underway replenishment groups.
As a member of one of the U.S. Navy’s most versatile combat ships, Smith and other USS Nitze sailors know they are part of a legacy that will last beyond their lifetimes.
Ensign Garrett Smith
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Vibiro Infections Appear in Waters Around the Chesapeake

5 cases of Vibrio bacterial infections have occurred this summer in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. If not promptly treated, infections can lead to amputation or death. Vibrio is a bacteria that naturally live in the bay, rivers, and creeks that surround Calvert County. Every year as the weather gets warmer, Vibrio multiply in the water and can cause life-threatening infections if they get into a cut or any open wound in the skin.
People over the age of 60 and anyone with a weakened immune system are particularly vulnerable to serious infections.
Vibiro infections appear in waters around the Chesapeake
Vibrio skin and bloodstream infections:
Are caused by salty or brackish water
penetrating an open wound/cut
People with weakened immune 
systems most at risk for severe 
symptoms or death
Signs & Symptoms:
Redness (may be rapid onset)
Ulcers, skin breakdown
Take the following measures to keep yourself safe:
Ideally, stay away from the water if you have a fresh cut. 
Even a splash on an open cut can cause a dangerous infection.
If you are crabbing, wear protective gloves and boots
Protect open cuts with sealed coverings when in brackish or sea water
Seek medical care quickly if any symptoms appear (redness, swelling, tenderness). Vibrio infections spread very quickly and can be fatal once symptoms begin to appear.
Vibrio infections can also cause gastrointestinal (stomach) illness. These are caused by eating shellfish that have been in contact with the vibrio bacteria. The bacteria are easily killed by cooking the seafood. The bacteria do not cause an odor, so if you ate raw or undercooked seafood, you would not know about the vibrio until after you become very sick.
Here are basic cooking guidelines for cooking oysters:
Boil until shells open, then cook another 5 minutes
Steam until shells open, then steam another 9 minutes
Boil shucked oysters 3 minutes or fry at 375 degrees for 10 minutes
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Former Naval Academy Superintendent Dies

Arizona Sen. John McCain is praising former Naval Academy Superintendent Charles Larson, who died over the weekend, as a great man.
McCain, who graduated in the same class as Larson at the academy in 1958, said in a statement Sunday that it has been a privilege and an honor to serve in Larson's shadow, both as a young man and an old one.
The Capital of Annapolis reported that Larson died Saturday at his home in Annapolis, Maryland. He was 77. Cmdr. Wes Huey, Larson's son-in-law, confirmed Larson's death to the newspaper. Huey says his death was due to pneumonia stemming from a two-year battle with leukemia.
Larson served as the academy's superintendent twice, first from 1983 to 1986 and again from 1994 to 1998.
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St. Mary's Sheriff's Detectives Investigate Death In California

California, Maryland - On July 28, 2014 at 6:45 PM, deputies responded to the end of MacArthur Boulevard after citizens in the neighborhood reported hearing a gunshot. On arrival, deputies found a male subject suffering from a gun shot wound. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded and assumed the investigation. 
The preliminary investigation and all evidence gathered thus far indicates the gunshot wound was self-inflicted. 
Additional details will be released as they are developed.
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Job Opportunities Remain with Recreation & Parks' School Age Care and Summer Camp

Leonardtown, MD - The St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation & Parks continues to accept applications for part time positions for current year School Age Care (SAC) programs and Summer Camp positions.  Positions for SAC programs are open & continuous. The deadline for Recreation Specialist positions is August 1. Recreation & Parks is seeking people with varying degrees of childcare experience.  
The following positions are currently available:
Recreation Specialist (Salary Range: $16.32-$18.36/hour)
Child Care Director (Salary Range: $14.79-16.07/hour)
School Age Child Care Teacher (Salary Range: $9.69-$12.24/hour)
Child Care Assistant/Substitute (Salary Range: $8.42-9.69/hour)
The SAC Program operates from 6:30 a.m. to the beginning of the school day and from the end of the school day until 6:30 p.m. Summer Camps are open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at varying locations. Activities include group games, arts & crafts, dramatic play, music, cooking, science experiments, nature and much more! 
For more information on job opportunities with School Age Care, please call 301-373-5410 or visit www.stmarysmd.com/docs/rpjobopenings.pdf to view the job descriptions and review the application process. 
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Maryland State Department Of Education Announce $4.3 MILLION In Grants To Fund Pre-K

PERRY HALL, Md. - Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown was joined by President of the Maryland Board of Education Dr. Charlene Dukes, Baltimore County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Dallas Dance, other state and local officials, and early childhood education advocates for a press conference announcing $4.3 million in Prekindergarten Expansion Grants to 24 providers throughout the state. The grant program is made possible by the Prekindergarten Expansion Act of 2014 (SB 332). Under the expansion, the State is partnering with local providers and schools systems across the state to expand high-quality full and half day pre-K to another 1,563 children.
The Prekindergarten Expansion Act of 2014 (SB 332) builds on the State’s existing pre-K system and expands the number of pre-K slots available to include Maryland children whose families make up to 300 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The bill represents the first step toward expanding pre-K to all Maryland children by establishing a competitive Pre-Kindergarten Expansion Grant Program and Fund through which local school systems and local providers were able apply to establish, expand and enhance existing pre-K programs and highly effective Judy Centers. Recipients were selected by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) following the application process which began in April. See attached for a full list of recipients.
The programs selected for expansion span nearly every part of Maryland (see map here) and reflect the wide spectrum of high quality early childhood programs in the state that serve 4-year olds:
·         $1.8 million for 17 community based providers who in partnership with their local school systems will expand pre-k to children at their existing sites;
·         $2.5 million to 7 local public school systems to expand pre-k, including three new Judith B. Hoyer Centers; and
·         A unique partnership in Baltimore City between the State and Baltimore Commmunity Foundation, sponsored by the Ravens and M&T Bank, that will allow for a new Judy Hoyer Center to open at Arundel Elementary School in Baltimore City.  
A 2007 study by the Economic Policy Institute found that in Maryland, revenues to the State Treasury would increase more than $2 for every $1 spent on early education. The overall return on investment on general economic activity is predicted to be 8.7 times the amount invested. This is due to the fact that investments in early education help children succeed later in life and reduce the likelihood that a child will end up needing government assistance or spending time in a correctional facility. (“Enriching Children, Enriching the Nation Maryland Summary,” Lynch, Economic Policy Institute, July 2007)
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Calvert Sheriff's Office Seeks Public's Help In Finding Vandals

Calvert County Crime Solvers and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person(s) responsible for the recent rash of property destruction in the county that occurred between July 22 and 23.  Two mailboxes, one on Parkers Creek Road and the other on Sharpes Court, were both knocked off their posts.  A house, fence and street signs were spray painted on Parkers Creek Road and Wash Hance Road in Port Republic.
Another mailbox, this one at a home on Mattapany Road in St. Leonard, was also damaged and knocked off the post.  Two additional mailboxes were knocked from their posts on Fireberry Court in Prince Frederick.  
Citizens with information on this crime or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link at www.CalvertCountySheriff.us or by calling 410-535-2880.   
If the information leads to an arrest and conviction, the caller may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.
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Local Lighthouses to Open for National Lighthouse Day

Leonardtown, MD - The Piney Point Lighthouse in Piney Point, MD and the reconstructed Blackistone Lighthouse on St. Clement’s Island State Park will be available for viewing in recognition of National Lighthouse Day, Sunday, August 3.  August 7 is the official day of commemoration as designated by Congress, August 7, 1989 on the 200th Anniversary of the signing of the Congressional Act “for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers” and the date of the first commissioned Federal lighthouse.
The Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum and Historic Park will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and open for tours of the museum, Potomac River Maritime Exhibit, lighthouse tower and grounds. The keeper’s quarters, normally closed to the public, will offer local artists Mary Gault, Nancy Wathen, Eric Berg and River Edge Fiberworks with an exhibit and sale of their lighthouse-themed artwork. The Piney Point Lighthouse, built in 1836, is located at 44720 Lighthouse Road, Piney Point, MD.  For more information contact the Piney Point Lighthouse Museum at 301-994-1471.
The reconstructed Blackistone Lighthouse stands on St. Clement’s Island State Park and is available by private boat or by water taxi service from the St. Clement’s Island Museum.  Water taxi service will begin at 10 a.m. with the last ride to the island at 2 p.m.  The last ride from the island to the museum is at 3:30 p.m.  The lighthouse will be open for tours by volunteers of the St. Clement’s Hundred organization.  A fee of $7 per person is required and can be paid inside the museum.  The fee also includes museum admission.  It is advised to call ahead at 301-769-2222 to ensure service as weather conditions in Colton’s Point determine water taxi operation.  
The Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum and Historic Park and the St. Clement’s Island Museum are managed by the Museum Division of St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks and the St. Mary’s County Board of Commissioners.
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Drug Dealer In St. Mary's County Drug Conspiracy Sentenced To 14 Years

Greenbelt, Maryland – Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Alrahman Sharif Allen, a/k/a “Rock” and “Rahman Allen;” age 38, of Reisterstown, Maryland today to 14 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 280 grams or more of cocaine base; and for violating his supervised release.  Chief Judge Chasanow also entered an order requiring Allen to forfeit $14,706 seized from his residence during the execution of a search warrant, and a Land Rover.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Karl C. Colder of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Washington Field Division; St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron; and Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Kelly of the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation, Washington, D.C. Field Office.
According to his plea agreement, from February 2012 to April 2013, Allen obtained cocaine and heroin from coconspirator Jamar Holt, for distribution to customers.  Allen stored drugs in his apartment and at other locations.  After he received the drugs, Allen called co-conspirator Damon Estep to coordinate the delivery of cocaine to Estep and other conspirators from St. Mary’s County.  On a nearly weekly basis, the conspirators would meet in Glen Burnie to pay Allen for the drugs to be distributed in St. Mary’s County.  Allen agreed that he was responsible for the distribution of between five and 15 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride, and between 280 and 840 grams of cocaine base, during the conspiracy.
On April 25, 2013, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Allen’s residence and seized 29 grams of cocaine that Allen was attempting to flush down the toilet, 14 cell phones, $14,706 in drug proceeds and drug paraphernalia. 
Allen had been sentenced on July 23, 2000 in federal court in Maryland to 168 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for distributing and possessing with intent to distribute cocaine base. His drug trafficking activities occurred while on supervised release, thereby violating his terms of release.
Chief Judge Chasanow previously sentenced Jamar Holt, a/k/a “Reds,” “Jamal Holt” and “Rex,” age 36, of Baltimore, Maryland, to 20 years in prison; Damon Jerome Estep, a/k/a “Country,” age 38, of California, Maryland, to 188 months in prison; and Jeffrey Kirk Berry, a/k/a “Kojack,” to 15 years in prison.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the DEA, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, and IRS-Criminal Investigation for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Leah Jo Bressack, Deborah Johnston and James A. Crowell IV, who prosecuted the case.
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Calvert County Sheriff's Office Brief

During the week of July 21 through July 27 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,340 calls for service throughout the community.  
Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriff’s Office website.   
Go to http://www.co.cal.md.us/residents/safety/law/sheriff/ and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line.  Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward.
Theft Case #14-41204:
On July 22 at 3:30 p.m. the security officer at Calvert Memorial Hospital advised DFC A. Clas that a patient recently discharged from the emergency room appeared to have stolen computer equipment from the room he was treated in.  Prior to his release, a nurse had caught him trying to disconnect a computer in the room.  Security video showed the male suspect leaving the hospital with a blue backpack.  An attempt to locate the suspect was unsuccessful.  A short time later, Clas responded to Bayside Chevrolet in Prince Frederick for a report that a male subject was on the scene being disorderly with employees and trying to sell customers items he had inside a blue backpack.   Clas made contact with the subject and he was identified as Andre Eugene Friend, 35 of Dundalk.  A search of the bag revealed the items previously reported as stolen from the hospital.  The stolen items totaled $4,600.  Friend was charged with theft over $1,000.
Disorderly Case #14-41240:
DFC P. Mosely arrested Erik R. Crouse, 34 of Prince Frederick, on July 22 at 7:11 p.m. for being intoxicated and standing in the roadway at 9th Street and Erie Avenue in North Beach.  Mosely had previously driven Crouse home from the North Beach Firehouse when he was leaning against a rail and appeared to be intoxicated.  Later, Mosely was called to the Fast Stop in North Beach for the report of a male walking in and out of traffic.  Again, Mosely drove Crouse to an address on 9th Street and told him to go home.  After the third call, and Crouse still appearing to be heavily intoxicated and endangering himself and citizens driving on the road, he was taken into custody.  Crouse was charged with disorderly conduct and drinking alcoholic beverages in a retail area.
Destruction of Property Case #14-41295 & 41301:
Someone spray painted house siding, a fence and two road signs on Parkers Creek Road and Wash Hance Road in Port Republic on July 23.  DFC J. Hardesty is investigating.
Theft Case #14-41390:
Someone stole a portable basketball hoop from the driveway of a home on H Street in Chesapeake Beach sometime between 7:30 a.m. and noon on July 23.  The hoop had a black base and glow in the dark net.  DFC S. Mitchell is investigating.
Theft Case #14-41740:
Two stop signs and poles were stolen from Dusk Drive and Seagull Beach Road in Prince Frederick overnight between July 24 and 25.  DFC P. Wood is continuing the investigation.
Disorderly Conduct Case #14-41823:
On July 25 at 6:43 p.m. DFC S. Morder responded to the Bank of America in Prince Frederick for the report of a suspicious vehicle.  A bank employee advised that a vehicle with two occupants had been parked in the lot for 1 ½ hours and employees were apprehensive about closing the bank and leaving.  Morder approached the vehicle and asked the male in the driver’s seat for identification.  The man, later identified as Charles Benjamin Stewart, 42 of New York, yelled profanities at the deputy and refused to provide identification.  He was asked several times to stop using profane language but he would not.  He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful order.
Destruction of Property Case #14-41988:
A homeowner noticed damage to a window screen on the back side of his home in the 6500 block of Long Beach Drive in St. Leonard on July 25.  Dep. W. Durner responded and observed foot prints on top of the outside air conditioning unit that was directly beneath the screen.  The homeowner advised no one had entered the home and nothing was taken.  The investigation continues.
Theft Case #14-41997:
A wallet was stolen from inside an unlocked locker at the William T. Hall Aquatic Center in Prince Frederick on July 26 at around 3:00 p.m.  The thief then used the victim’s credit card to make purchases at a nearby store.  DFC R. Kreps is investigating.
CDS Violation Case #14-42135:
DFC P. Wood responded to the Super 8 Motel in Prince Frederick on July 27 at 9:50 for the report of patrons possibly smoking marijuana in their room.  Wood found the three occupants of the room trying to quickly vacate the premises.  They were stopped and one of them, identified as Joshua Michael Betters, 25 of Los Angeles, CA, was found to be in possession of suspected drugs.  Betters was charged with possession of marijuana and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; rolling papers.
Theft Case #14-42199:
Someone stole a camera from a bag while the owner left it unguarded at the Water Park in Chesapeake Beach on July 27 between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m.  The black Canon camera is valued at $350.  DFC P. Aurich is investigating.
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Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack Brief

Carrying Concealed Weapon & CDS:  On 7/22/14 @ 07:22 pm, Trooper First Class Costello stopped a vehicle at Clubhouse Dr. and Rousby Hall Rd. in Lusby for a traffic violation.   A strong odor of marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle.  A set of wooden nunchaku were observed concealed between the driver and passenger seats.  George L. Gerlach, 27 of St. Leonard, was charged for concealing a dangerous weapon and marijuana charges.  He was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.
Theft:  On 7/23/14 at 7:22 pm, Trooper First Class Follin responded to the 6500 block of 9th St. in Chesapeake Beach for a reported theft.  The victim reported a wallet with cash, gift cards, credit cards and other personal documents had been stolen.  Charges are pending for Thomas L. Jones, Jr. 43 of Prince Frederick.
DUI & Xanax:  On 7/24/14 at 02:09 am, Trooper  First Class Wiesemann stopped a vehicle on HG Trueman Rd. west of Rousby Hall Rd. in Lusby for traffic violations.  Bridgette F. Hayden, 47 of Lusby, was arrested for driving under the influence.  A MILES/NCIC check revealed Ms. Hayden was driving on a suspended/revoked license.  A search revealed Xanax in her possession which she could not provide a prescription for.  Hayden was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.
Theft from Vehicle:  On 7/15/14 at 6:37 pm, Trooper First Class Wiesemann responded to the 12400 block of Coyote Court in Lusby for a report of a theft.  The victim reported that the rear Maryland registration plate 2AV4992 was missing along with the mount for the plate.  The missing plate has been entered into METERS/NCIC.  Investigation continues.
Destruction of Property:  On 7/25/14 at 6:19 pm, Trooper First Class Oles responded to the 3100 block of North Avenue in Port Republic for a domestic dispute in progress.  During the course of the dispute, Terrell J. Russell, 28 of Port Republic, kicked the rear panel of the victim’s vehicle causing a large dent.  Charges are pending for Russell for Second Degree Assault and Malicious Destruction of Property. 
Possession of Marijuana: On 7/26/14 at 3:44 am, Corporal West stopped a vehicle on Plum Point Rd. near Wild Flower Lane in Huntingtown for traffic violations.  The odor of marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle.  A probable cause search revealed suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  The driver, Zachary M. Kuderski, 19, and the passenger, Alaina C. Hinds, 19, both having fraudulent identification documents were arrested and transported to the MSP Barrack in Prince Frederick for processing.  
Possession of Marijuana:  On 7/26/14 at 3:47 am, Trooper First Class Costello stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 in St. Leonard for traffic violations.  The distinct odor of burnt marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle.  Mark C. Felder, a passenger in the vehicle, advised he had tossed some marijuana out of the window prior to the stop.  The partially burnt hand rolled cigarette containing suspected marijuana was located on the ground.  Felder was arrested and transported to the MSP Barrack in Prince Frederick for processing.  
Three Stolen Dirt Bikes:  On 7/26/14 at 10:48 am, Trooper First Class Saucerman responded to the 13600 block of Dowell Rd. in Solomons in reference to the theft of three dirt bikes.  The victim reported that three Yamaha blue and white Dirt Bikes had been stolen from a motor home trailer.  The dirt bikes have been entered into METER/NCIC.  Investigation continues.
Fugitive Warrant:  On 7/27/14 at 1:44 am, Master Trooper Gill responded to the 200 block of Lore Rd. in Solomons for an intoxicated subject that was threatening people.  Joshua R. Albert, 34 of Spotsylvania, VA, was located.  A check through NCIC revealed Albert had an active felony warrant through Stafford County and Spotsylvania County in Virginia.  Albert was arrested and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center for processing.  
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Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack Brief

Drug Arrest – On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 5:13 pm, Tpr. A. Oyler initiated a traffic stop on a black passenger car on Willows Road at Anita Court for a minor traffic infraction.  A probable cause search was conducted, resulting in the recovery of CDS.  Melinda Jean Persiani, 19, of Piney Point, was arrested and charged with CDS Possession – Marijuana.  She was transported to the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack for processing and later released.  (14-MSP-022955)
Assault – On Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 5:11 pm, Cpl. S. Murphy responded to the 46000 block of Sue Drive for a domestic disturbance.  Investigation revealed that Inesha Dashawn Gilliam, 18, of Lexington Park, had engaged in an altercation with a female victim at the residence and had assaulted the victim.  Ms. Gilliam was arrested for Assault – Second Degree and was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.  She was held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.  (14-MSP-023210)
Warrant Services
Michael L. Epps, 28, of Great Mills, served on 7/20/2014 at 11:15 pm for Failure to Appear in Court (2014-00252784)
Ryan Christopher Conyers, 33, of Callaway, served on 7/17/2014 at 6:55 pm for Failure to Appear in Court (2014-00251066)
Joan Yolanda Perez, 45, of Waldorf, served on 7/23/2014 at 7:40 am for Failure to Appear in Court (2014-00259056)
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Detectives Identify 10 Year Old Who Molested 4 Year Old

DETECTIVES IDENTIFY JUVENILE SUSPECT WHO ASSAULTED CHILD: 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.
Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.
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Open Houses For Charles County Schools Announced

Charles County Public Schools has released its open house schedule for the 2014-­15 school year. Listed below are open house dates and times, and other activities for schools.
Elementary Schools
·      C. Paul Barnhart, back-to-school night, Sept. 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.;
·      Berry, open house, Sept. 4, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.;
·      Dr. Gustavus Brown, open house, Sept. 11, 6 – 7:30 p.m.;  
·      Dr. James Craik, back-to-school night, Sept. 4, 6 – 7:30 p.m.;
·      William A. Diggs, open house for all grades, Sept. 4, 6 – 8 p.m.;
·      Gale-Bailey, open house for all grade levels, Sept. 4, 6:30 – 8 p.m.;
·      Dr. Thomas L. Higdon, open house, Sept. 4, 6 – 7:30 p.m.;
·      Indian Head, open house, Sept. 4, 6:30 – 8 p.m.;
·      Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, open house, prekindergarten-grade 2, Sept. 3, 6 – 7:30 p.m.; grades 3-5, Sept. 4, 6 – 7:30 p.m.;
·      Malcolm, open house, Sept. 4, 6 – 8 p.m.;
·      T.C. Martin, open house, Sept. 2, prekindergarten and kindergarten, 6 – 7 p.m.; grades 1-2, Sept. 2, 7:15 – 8:15 p.m.; grades 3-5, Sept. 4, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.;
·      Mary H. Matula, open house, Sept. 4, 6:30 – 8 p.m.;
·      Arthur Middleton, open house, Sept. 3, 6 – 8 p.m.;
·      Walter J. Mitchell, open house, Prekindergarten-grade 2, Sept. 4, 6 – 7 p.m.; and grades 3-5, Sept. 4, 7 – 8 p.m.; 
·      Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy, open house, Sept. 4, 6:30 – 8 p.m.;
·      Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, open house event, Sept. 3, 6:30 – 8 p.m.;
·      Mary B. Neal, open house, Sept. 4, 7 – 8:15 p.m.;
·      J.C. Parks, open house, prekindergarten-grade 2, Sept. 3, 6:30 – 8 p.m.; grades 3-5, Sept. 4, 6:30 – 8 p.m.;
·      J.P. Ryon, open house, Oct. 7, 6 – 8 p.m.;
·      Eva Turner, open house, Sept. 4, 6 – 7 p.m.; 
·      William B. Wade, open house, Sept. 2, prekindergarten-grade 2, 6 – 7:30 p.m.; Sept.3, grades 3-5, 6 – 7:30 p.m.;
Middle Schools
·      Theodore G. Davis, open house, Sept. 11, 6 – 8 p.m.;
·      John Hanson, open house, Sept. 11, 6 – 8 p.m.;
·      Matthew Henson, back-to-school night, Sept. 10, 6 – 8 p.m.;
·      Mattawoman, open house, Sept. 11, 6 – 8 p.m.;
·      Piccowaxen, annual open house, Sept. 11, 6 – 8 p.m.;
·      General Smallwood, open house, Sept. 11, 6 – 8 p.m.;
·      Milton M. Somers, open house for all students, Sept. 11, 6 – 8 p.m.;
·      Benjamin Stoddert, open house, Sept. 25, 6 – 8 p.m.;
High Schools
·      Henry E. Lackey, open house, Sept. 22, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.;
·      La Plata, annual open house, Sept. 18, 6 – 7:30 p.m.;
·      Maurice J. McDonough, open house, Sept. 16, 6 – 8:30 p.m.;
·      North Point, back-to-school night, Sept. 23, 6:30 – 8 p.m.;
·      St. Charles, open house, Sept. 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.;  
·      Thomas Stone, meet and greet, Sept. 16, 6 – 7:30 p.m.; 
·      Westlake, open house and activities fair, Sept. 18, 6 – 8:30 p.m.;
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Suspect To Turn Himself In Monday For Fatal Hit And Run

Bryant Lewis, the 23-year-old suspected of killing a Waldorf football star in a hit-and-run crash last week, is expected to turn himself in, according to his older brother.
Bryant Lewis' family says he will turn himself in to the authorities on Monday. 
Prince George’s County Police say Lewis, who faces multiple charges, was driving a stolen vehicle on the night of Thursday, July 17. He may have been speeding when he lost control of the car, skidded off the road and struck a utility pole on McKendree Road in Brandywine. Then, Lewis took off running, leaving a critically-injured passenger in the back seat. Brendan Munnerlyn, a 24-year-old who had been riding in the front passenger’s seat, was thrown from the vehicle and died from his injuries. 
Police are searching for Lewis and have a warrant for his arrest. 
“Currently, we are looking for [Lewis] and asking for the public’s help in bringing this individual to justice,” said PGCPD Corporal Maria McKinney.
In November 2013, Lewis was charged after court records say he tried to flee after getting caught speeding, later admitting he had marijuana hidden in his shoe.
About a third of the cases against Lewis weren’t prosecuted, or were dismissed by the court, but he still faces charges in the July 17 case. Lewis’ family says he plans to turn himself in on Monday.
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Ben Cardin Announces Over $17 Million in Health Insurance Refunds for Maryland Consumers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that 206,102 consumers in Maryland will benefit from $17,265,604 in refunds from insurance companies this summer, averaging $140 per family, because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Created by the ACA, the 80/20 rule, also known as the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) rule, requires health insurers to spend at least 80 percent of premium dollars on patient care and quality improvement activities. If insurers spend more than 20 percent on profits, marketing, and salaries, they owe a refund to consumers. 
“Before the Affordable Care Act, many insurers did not provide true value for the premium dollars they collected from consumers. We decided to include Medical Loss Ratio provision to hold insurers accountable by ensuring that Americans get a rebate when companies don’t meet “a fair standard of value. As a result of the MLR,  9 million Americans are finally able to purchase quality, affordable health care, rather than paying for exorbitant salaries, executive bonuses, or other non-health-related costs,” said Senator Cardin, a member of the Senate Finance Committee.
“The 80/20 rule is bringing much needed transparency and competition to the health insurance market, ensuring that consumers will receive value for their premium dollars,” said Secretary Burwell.  “Standards like these created under the health care law are providing Marylanders with immediate savings and are helping to keep costs down over the long-term.”
Nationwide, consumers have saved a total of $9 billion on their health insurance premiums since the 80/20 rule took effect.  Last year alone, consumers nationwide saved an estimated $3.8 billion because of reduced premiums as insurance companies operated more efficiently.  Additionally, consumers nationwide will receive $330 million in refunds, with 6.8 million consumers due to receive an average national refund benefit of $80 per family.
Since the MLR standard took effect, more insurers year after year are meeting the 80/20 rule by spending more of the premium dollars they collect on patient care and quality improvement..
According to HHS, Marylanders will see their value reflected in one of the following ways:
·       a refund check in the mail;
·       a lump-sum reimbursement to the same account that was used to pay the premium;
·       a reduction in their future premiums; or
·       if the consumer bought insurance through their employer, their employer must provide one of the above options, or apply the refund in another manner that benefits its employees, such as more generous benefits.
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Career Criminal Found Packaging Drugs In Home

During the past several months, 28 year old Travis Richardson of Leonardtown, MD was identified as a distributor of cocaine and detectives 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 using the residence to manufacture and package crack cocaine and the recovered items included digital scales, plastic bags, a quantity of cocaine, a .38 caliber handgun and "cutting agents."  
 A second Suspect, identified as 23 year old Michelle Shavon Mobley of Leonardtown was also located inside the residence and was found to be in possession of marijuana which was prepared and packaged for distribution. Detectives seized Mobley's 2008 Saturn Vue pending forfeiture proceedings. 
Richardson is a convicted felon with a long criminal history and prohibited from possessing a regulated firearm. Additional charges are expected pending a review by State's Attorney Richard Fritz.
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Charles County Detectives Search For Fugitive

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 Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to his arrest. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES your tip to CRIMES or visit www.ccso.us to submit a web tip. For additional information about Crime Solvers see www.charlescountycrimesovlers.com.
Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.
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Colonial Beach, Va. Residents Told E.coli Found In Water Weeks Ago

COLONIAL BEACH, Va. - Residents of Colonial Beach in King George's County were notified on Tuesday that local water samples tested positive for E.coli as far back as July 8.
"Our water system testing recently detected a fecal indicator - E.coli - in our water," a statement from the Town of Colonial Beach released on Tuesday read.
The statement indicates water samples collected on July 8 tested positive for the contaminant.
A positive test for E.coli in water could indicate traces of human or animal feces in the water, Town officials said.
"Microbes in these wastes can cause short-term health effects, such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms," the statement warned. "They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems."
The Town said it is performing "system pipe flushing, increased chlorination, increased field disinfection testing, and additional follow-up/special and routine samples" to correct the situation.
In the meantime, residents have been advised to boil water before using it for certain purposes.
"Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice," the statement advised. "Boiling kills the bacteria and other organisms in the water."
The Town said it anticipates resolving the matter quickly, but said residents should continue boiling water until further notice
"We will inform you when tests show no bacteria and you no longer need to boil your water," officials said.

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