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7-24-2016 – Escape – Corporal D. Snyder responded to the 30000 block of Business Center Drive, Anchor, after St. Mary’s County Detention Center Correctional Staff notified the Sheriff’s Office that suspect, Linda Rose Pearson, age 24, of Lexington Park, was leaving the facility without authorization. Pearson was located leaving the facility and arrested on a retake warrant. She was charged with Escape. CASE# 38202-16
 
7-24-2016 – Possession – Deputy D. Smith was on routine patrol in the area of Pegg Road and Liberty Street in Lexington Park, when he observed a person matching the description of a wanted subject. It was later determined, he was the twin brother of a wanted suspect. While attempting to make contact with Creek, he threw mutiple baggies onto the ground containing suspected heroin. The suspect, Durez Lindell Creek, age 28, of Great Mills, was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute and CDS Possession – Not Marijuana: Cocaine. CASE# 38242-16
 
7-28-2016 – Assault – Deputy D. McCuen responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for the report of an assault between inmates. The victim was walking when the suspect, Antwan Delon Tyler, age 19, of Leonardtown, struck the victim in the back of the head and neck twice.  Tyler was arrested and charged with Second Degree Assault on DOC Inmate. CASE# 38874-16

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On 07/28/2016 at 10:35 am, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded to Route 4 at West Mt. Harmony Road in Owings for a reported serious motor vehicle collision.  Preliminary investigation revealed a 1992 Plymouth passenger vehicle was traveling on West Mt. Harmony Road, towards Rt. 4, when the vehicle failed to yield the right of way to a 2014 Ford pick-up truck that was traveling northbound on Rt.4 at West Mt. Harmony Road.  As a result of the collision, the driver of the Plymouth vehicle was trapped in her vehicle and succumbed to her injuries at the scene.  The driver of the pick-up truck and a passenger in the pick-up were uninjured.            
Troopers from the Maryland State Police CRASH Team responded to the scene to reconstruct the accident. 
The case is still under investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact Tpr. J. Jones at the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack (410)535-1400.

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THEFTS FROM AUTOS: Between July 27 and July 28, during the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) broke into several cars on Walkaway Court in Bryans Road. Money and other small items were stolen. Pfc. D. Raby is investigating.
 
DETECTIVES IDENTIFY AND ARREST BURGLARY SUSPECT: On July 27, detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division identified Phillip Randolph Adams, 36, of Mechanicsville, as a suspect in a burglary that occurred at a business in the 5800 block of Gallant Green Road in Hughesville on July 25. The suspect was also linked to a theft at a church in La Plata in which the La Plata Town Police were investigating. Adams was charged with burglary, theft and destruction of property. Det. M. Kelly investigated.
 
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On July 27 between midnight and 3:15 a.m., unknown suspect(s) damaged several cars in the area of Oxon Court in White Plains. The suspects used white spray paint and sprayed profanity on the vehicles. Cpl. G. Barnhart, Sr. is investigating.
 
CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING CASH REWARD IN ROBBERY CASE: On July 23 at 10:15 p.m., officers responded to the area of St. Marks Drive and Huntington Woods Drive in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. Two male victims were walking in the area when they were approached by two suspects who displayed a handgun and demanded the victims’ backpacks and cell phones. The suspects then assaulted the victims and fled. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest in this case. Tipsters may contact 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. Pfc S. Hooper is investigating.

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An overnight hauling operation will take place beginning on Monday, Aug. 1, leaving from the Aqualand Marina in Newburg, to the PSEG Keys Energy Center project site located in Brandywine, Md.  The convoy will travel approximately five miles per hour and use both northbound lanes of US 301 from Orlando Park Drive, located just north of the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge, to just north of North Keys Road approximately 1.25 miles east of Brandywine. 
 
On Monday night, Aug. 1, crews will deliver the cargo to the yard at the Panda Energy Brandywine on Mattawoman Drive; on Tuesday night, Aug. 2, the cargo will be delivered to the Keys Energy Center site.  Roll-Lift USA is coordinating the haul with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) and local emergency responders to ensure the haul is conducted safely and with minimal impacts to the community and traveling public.  The operation includes a convoy of nearly two dozen trucks that will move the large cargo to the Keys Energy site that is under construction. 
 
Motorists will not be able to pass the convoy.  If traffic delays become significant, the convoy will stop at one of nine pause point locations where police will direct traffic beyond the convoy. Transport is scheduled between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
 
Motorists will encounter delays on northbound US 301 during the hauling operation.   SHA and law enforcement suggest that travelers avoid the area.  If the roadway remains closed after 5 a.m., notice of the extended closures will be posted on the Charles County website www.CharlesCountyMD.gov; notifications will also be sent via the Citizen Notification System (CNS).
 
Portable variable message signs will be placed in advance along US 301 to advise motorists to expect delays during the heavy haul convoy. 
  
The large pieces of equipment arrived at Aqualand Marina by ship. From there, it will be placed on specially designed heavy haul vehicles for transport to PSEG Keys Energy Center.  For more information on the project, visit www.keysenergycenter.com.  For additional information about State-maintained highways in Charles County, customers may contact the SHA District 5 Office in Annapolis at 410-841-1020 or 1-800-331-5603; information on State routes in Prince George’s County may be obtained by calling the SHA District 3 Office in Greenbelt at 301-513-7300 or 1-800-749-0737.

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On Wednesday, July 27, the Charles County Department of Health, in partnership with the Charles County Department of Emergency Services, Sen. Thomas “Mac” Middleton, Charles County Commissioners, and the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center announced the launch of the Mobile Integrated Health Care Team. The program is supported by a three-year, $400,000 grant from the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission, and is expected to serve approximately 60 individuals during the three-year grant. 

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LEONARDTOWN, MD (July 28, 2016) – As the new school year approaches, many parents and guardians will be applying for birth certificates for their children in order to enroll them in school. Parents are required to provide certified copies of birth certificates to register their children for classes. In order to avoid a last-minute rush, the St. Mary’s County Health Department is encouraging anyone requiring a certified copy of a birth certificate for their children to apply as soon as possible.
 
Certified copies of birth certificates for children born in the State of Maryland may be obtained at the health department while you wait, Mon. – Fri. from 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. at a cost of $25 per certificate. The health department is located at 21580 Peabody Street in Leonardtown.
 
For more information on applying for a birth certificate, please contact the Vital Records Office at the health department at 301-475-4330 or visit their website at www.smchd.org

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On July 12, 2016, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to a residence in Callaway for a burglary investigation.  The investigation revealed a large quantity of jewelry, currency, purses, and wallets were stolen from the residence.
 
Deputies identified that a similar residential burglary occurred on July 21, 2016, in Leonardtown, where the homeowner encountered a female believed to be the suspect outside of the residence.  The information provided by the owner was used to identify, Anita Louise Schriver, age 36, of Lexington Park, as the suspect. 
 
Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division continued the investigation and learned Schriver pawned several items of the stolen property.  Detectives obtained an arrest warrant through the District Court Commissioner’s Office on Schriver for Burglary First Degree and Theft $10,000 - $100,000.
 
On July 27, 2016, a search and seizure warrant was executed on Schriver’s residence where several items of the stolen property were located.  Schriver was arrested on the outstanding warrant and transported to the St. Mary’s County Adult Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

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On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Blaine Gaskill responded to the 45000 block of Stoney Run Drive in Great Mills for a disturbance.  Upon arrival, Deputy Gaskill made contact with a resident of the home, who advised the argument occurred in an upstairs apartment. As the deputy made his way to the apartment, with the homeowner, he observed a man standing on the front porch pointing a handgun at him. Deputy Gaskill gave multiple commands for the subject to drop the weapon, but he refused. Ultimately, the suspect, Pekka Robert Heinonen, age 59, of Great Mills, complied and was placed under arrest.
 
He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with First Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Use of Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.  A preliminary breath test at the Detention Center confirmed the suspect was under the influence during the incident.

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On Friday, May 27, 2016, at 6:30 PM, the suspect passed a counterfeit $100 bill to the clerk at the Food Lion store in California, Maryland to pay for a small purchase. The Food Lion store is located at 45313 Alton Lane, California, Maryland 20619. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect and/ or about this incident is asked to contact Corporal Corcoran at 301-475-4200, ext.  *8011 or by email David.Corcoran@stmarysmd.com. Ref. CCN 27538-16. Anyone with information is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637). Or call the #SMCSO Duty Officer at 301.475.8008. St. Mary's County CRIME SOLVERS offers rewards up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary's County that leads to an arrest or indictment. Calls to CRIME SOLVERS are NOT RECORDED.  CALLERS CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS.

 

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The Tri-County Animal Shelter participated in the second national Clear the Shelter event on Saturday, July 23. A total of 77 animals were provided forever homes, which is the highest number of adoptions in a single day in the shelter’s history. Animals adopted included 35 cats, 38 dogs, 3 rabbits, and 1 chicken. Last year’s Clear the Shelter event, which found homes for 67 animals, now holds the record for the second highest number of adoptions in the shelter’s history.  
 
During the event, all pet adoption fees were waived.  The shelter partnered with Southern Maryland Spay and Neuter Inc., Last Chance Animal Rescue, and Roundtable Haven to ensure all animals found appropriate adoptable homes. Paw Prints and local veterinarians vaccinated and sterilized all animals before the event. Vendors, volunteers, and rescue organizations, such as Calvert Kettle Corn, Rescue Angels, Pet Value, Rita’s, Pawtuxent Bed and Biscuit, and Ty’s Photography participated in the fun. Many organizations donated door prizes, raffles, or sponsored adoptable animals, including Ty’s Photography, Clay Creations, Texas Road House, Ledo Pizza, For the Love of Paws, and Stephanie Clear Tupperware. A special thanks to Jessica’s Lemonade Stand for raising funds for the animals. The shelter would like to thank all the volunteers, Facebook friends, organizations, and veterinarians that assisted before and during the event.  
 
Clear the Shelter is a nationwide adoption event sponsored by NBC News. The event works to adopt out animals and promote animal shelters.  Visit www.ClearTheShelters.com to learn more about the event.  
 
To keep up with the latest happenings at the shelter, we encourage residents to like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TriCountyAnimalShelterSoMD.
 
The Tri-County Animal Shelter is located at 6707 Animal Shelter Road in Hughesville. Shelter staff can be reached at 301-932-1713 or 800-903-1992. Adoption hours are Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To view animals available for adoption, visit www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/es/animalshelter/tri-county-animal-shelter or www.petfinder.com/shelters/MD112.html to find your “purrfect” pet. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

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The Board of Education of Calvert County Public Schools awarded the contract for the replacement of Northern High School to J.A. Scheibel, Inc. of Huntingtown, Maryland. J.A. Scheibel has extensive public school construction experience, having built numerous schools in Maryland and Virginia, including in Calvert County.
J.A. Scheibel proposed to build the project at a cost of $69,382,000, inclusive of the base bid and alternates. The offer is within the state and local government project budget.
The phased construction of the 244,090 square foot building will be completed in 2019.
The new school will be built next to the existing building, which will be demolished to make room for a parking area once the new construction is complete. The new building will seat 1,440 students, interconnect the core building with the Mary Harrison Cultural Arts Center and have a geothermal heating and cooling system. The project will include stadium upgrades and be certified as a LEED (Leaders in Energy and Environmental Design) silver building.
The first phase, occurring over the next two years, will include construction of the core building, temporary student parking, geothermal fields and utilities. The second phase of construction will include the demolition of the existing high school, construction of the administrative area of the building, an addition to the Harrison Center and renovation of the instructional areas of the Harrison Center. The final phase will include bus and vehicular parking area improvements and site amenities. The estimated time of construction will occur over a 42-month period.
The groundbreaking will take place on August 11, 2016.

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The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) invites interested persons to attend a public meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 9, for the bridge replacement on MD 234 (Budds Creek Road) over Gilbert Swamp Run. The bridge is located three miles east of US 301.
 
Piccowaxen Middle School
Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
12834 Rock Point Road, Newburg
 
The main objectives of this project are to replace the deteriorating structure; and increase the width of the bridge to provide a safer travel area. Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2017.
The informational meeting will acquaint the public with the project and provide attendees an opportunity to discuss project details. Display areas will depict the proposed improvements, and MDOT/SHA representatives will be available to answer project-related questions. There will be no formal presentation. You may arrive at any time during meeting hours and walk through the display area at your own pace.
 
To learn more about this project visit apps.roads.maryland.gov/WebProjectLifeCycle/ProjectInformation.aspx?projectno=CH206218 or contact Hilary Gonzales at hgonzales@sha.state.md.us or 410-841-1020. 

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Theft:  On 7/19/16 at 5:49 pm, Trooper Kaitz responded to the Holiday Inn in Prince Frederick for a  reported theft.  Surveillance video revealed occupants going in and out of one of the hotel room had stolen the victim’s property.  Case remains open pending further investigation.   
 
Motor Vehicle Theft & Assault:  On 7/23/16 at 8:19 pm, Trooper First Class Lewis responded to Buckler Rd. in Huntingtown for a reported robbery in progress.  The victim reported being assault by a subject during an arranged meeting in the 1300 block of Avery Rd.  The victim was able to get away and run to Buckler Rd. to wait for police.  Two subjects got into the victim’s vehicle and sped away.  Investigation revealed they had taken the victim’s Iphone.  The case remains open pending futher investigation.  
 
Possession of Crack Cocaine & Marijuana:  On 7/25/16 at 6:43 pm, Trooper First Class Barlow stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 south of Parkers Creek Rd in Port Republic for an equipment violation.  A probable cause seach was conducted based on the odor of marijuana.  Sean Carr, 30, was found to be in possession of Crack Cocaine and Marijuana.  He was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.  

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PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR STATION, MD – Communities surrounding the naval air
station are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place July 27 – Aug. 8, 2016 between the hours of 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Pilots at PAX will be training for realistic flight scenarios including Field Carrier Landing Practice
(FCLP). FCLP training is essential for the precision and safety of our military men and women and
the success of their mission. Landing on an aircraft carrier is perhaps the most difficult task in
military aviation. It is a highly complex and perishable skill, and requires intense period of training
before pilots deploy. FCLP training is critical for Navy pilots to learn to safely conduct landing
patterns in as realistic conditions as possible. Residents may notice increased noise levels due to
these operations.
As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing
activities on the community. For more information call 1-866-819-9028.
 

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Leonardtown, MD - There will be a full-cycle test of alert and notification sirens #41 and #45 in St. Mary’s County on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.
 
The test for Siren #41, at 25101 Sotterley Road, Hollywood, MD, is scheduled for 12 p.m.
The test for Siren #45, at 44691 White Oak Court, California MD, is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.
 
The full-cycle test includes a three-minute activation of sirens #41 and #45 ONLY.
 
Citizens are asked to remember the scheduled testing and relay the information to friends, family and neighbors. If the sirens sound at any other time, residents should tune to one of the local radio stations listed below for information and instructions.
 
Emergency Alert System stations include:
WPTX 1690 AM Lexington Park
WYRX 97.7 FM Lexington Park
WKIK 1560 AM La Plata
WKIK 102.9 FM California
WSMD 98.3 FM Mechanicsville
 
Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count. Visit prepare.stmarysmd.com to learn about Disasters & Hazards, Being Prepared and Being Informed
 

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Burglary Case #16-40595:
On July 20, 2016, at approximately 22:10pm, Deputy C. Fox responded to Chesapeake Lighthouse Drive, in North Beach for the report of a burglary.  The victim stated her front door was inadvertently left unlocked and Joseph Higgins, 45, of Prince Frederick, entered without authorization.   Higgins was charged and arrested for Burglary 4th Degree.
 
Burglary Case #16-40266:
On July 19, 2016, at approximately 12:00pm, Deputy V. O’Donnell was dispatched to St. Leonard Road, in Saint Leonard, for an alert that a motion alarm inside a home was activated.  Once he arrived on the scene, he observed foot prints on the basement door as if an attempt was made to force entry.  He discovered a basement window broken, where entry appeared to have been made.  Miscellaneous items were strewn about the house and several interior doors were also damaged.  The victim conducted a walkthrough but stated nothing appeared to have been stolen.
 
Burglary Case #16-40124:
On July 18, 2016, Deputy S. Trotter responded to Comstock Drive, in Lusby, for the report of a burglary.  The victim reported that sometime between 12:00pm on July 4th and 7:00pm on July 18, an unknown person(s) entered the home and stole a Craftsman Air Compressor and Bostitch Nail Gun.  There were no signs of forced entry and no known suspects at this time.
 
CDS Violation Case #16-39987:
On July 18, 2016, at approximately 1:30am, Deputy J. Denton assisted with a traffic stop at the intersection of Alexander Lane/S. Solomons Island Road, in Solomons.  The driver, Tyler Homan, 25, of Solomons, was seen using his cell phone while driving and admitted to playing “Pokemon Go” while driving.  A strong odor of marijuana was emitting from the vehicle, as well.  Mr. Homan was charged with Possession of Marijuana more than 10 grams and issued a warning for the traffic violation.
 
Destruction of Property Case #16-40346:
On July 19, 2016, Deputy Y. Bortchevsky responded to Dayton Avenue, in North Beach, for the report of a destruction of property.  Once on the scene, he made contact with the victim who stated someone threw several eggs at the front window of his house, damaging the screen.  
 
Destruction of Property Case #16-40344:
On July 19, 2016, Deputy C. Callison responded to the Beach belonging to the Bayside Forest Community, in Prince Frederick, for the report of a destruction of property.  He made contact with the victims who stated they had received permission from the Homeowner’s Association to construct a tent in a wooded area, which was to be used temporarily as a ‘warm up’ area as they prepared for a long distance hike.  Later that day when they arrived back at the tent, they discovered someone had cut all four (4) sides of the tent, including two (2) tarps which were on top of the tent.  At this time there are no suspects.
 
Destruction of Property Case #16-40018:
On July 18, 2016, Deputy S. Moran was dispatched to Piute Court, in Lusby, for the report of a damaged vehicle.  The victim stated that sometime between 11:00pm on July 16th and 8:00am on July 17th, someone scratched and keyed the passenger side of his vehicle.  Later that night, around 11:30pm, he checked his vehicle again and discovered all four (4) tires had been slashed and were flattened.  This case is still under investigation.
 
Disorderly Conduct Case #16-40290:
On July 19, 2016, Deputy B. McCourt was dispatched to Calvert Towne Drive, in Prince Frederick, for the report of a fight in progress involving several people.  Once on the scene, the participants appeared to have de-escalated the situation but Roosevelt Brooks, 43, of Prince Frederick, would not cooperate and continued to yell profanities and act in a disorderly manner.  Based on his actions, Brooks was placed under arrest for Disorderly Conduct.
 
Theft Case #16-40547:
On July 14, 2016, Deputy A. Woodford  responded to Birch Drive, in Huntingtown, for the report of a theft.  The victim advised someone had broken into the lockbox that held a key for the residence and that the key was missing.  This theft took place sometime between July 18 - 19th.
 
Theft Case #16-40428:
On July 20, 2016, around 6:30am, Deputy J. Ward was dispatched to Loring Drive, in Huntingtown, for the report of a theft from vehicle.  The victim reported an unknown suspect(s) had made entry into his locked vehicle and removed a Macintosh Diagnosis Laptop, Macintosh Macsimizer Laptop, Power Probe Tester, AC Dye Tester, a cellular flip phone and money.
 
Theft Case #16-40059:
On July 17, 2016, Deputy A. Curtin was dispatched to Trail Pass, in Owings, for the report of a theft from vehicle.  The victim reported that sometime between 9:00pm on July 17 and 6:00am on July 18, someone stole items from their vehicle.  The items include:  Oakley Sunglasses, a Galaxy phone charger and money.
 
Theft Cases #16-40061 and #16-40053:
On July 18, 2016, Deputy A. Curtin was dispatched to Covenant Court, in Owings, for the report of thefts from vehicles.  Sometime between 2:30am on July 18 and noon the same day, someone entered an unlocked vehicle and broke into another, stealing two (2) credit cards, money and an iPhone charger.
 
Theft Case #16-40042:
On July 18, 2016, at approximately 10:00am, Deputy A. Curtin responded to Harmony Court, in Owings, for the report of a theft.  Someone broke the passenger side window of a vehicle and stole money.
 
If you know who committed these crimes or any other criminal activity in Calvert County, you can report it anonymously online by clicking the Crime Solvers link at www.CalvertCountySheriff.us  or by calling 410-535-2800. 
 
Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person involved in criminal activity.
 

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Leonardtown, MD - The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory from noon today to 8 p.m. for St. Mary’s County.
 
High temperatures of between 95 and 100 degrees, with heat index values of around 110 degrees are expected. Citizens are urged to take extra precautions if planning to work or spend time outdoors.
 
When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
The following cooling centers will be open during their regular hours. Residents who need to take refuge in a cool place can go to one of the following locations:
 
Garvey Senior Activity Center 
41780 Baldridge Street
Leonardtown
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 
Charlotte Hall Library 
37600 New Market Rd.
Charlotte Hall
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
 
Loffler Senior Activity Center
21905 Chancellor's Run Road
Great Mills
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 
Leonardtown Library
23250 Hollywood Rd.
Leonardtown
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
 
Northern Senior Activity Center 
29655 Charlotte Hall Road
Charlotte Hall
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 
Lexington Park Library 
21677 FDR Blvd.
Lexington Park
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
 
For more information and to “Learn how to stay safe during a heat wave” visit www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/heat-wave-safety#/Respond or www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/index.shtml

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The County Commissioners are pleased to announce that the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) have selected Charles County as one of the nation’s most digitally advanced county in the 150,000 – 249,999 population category, placing second.  This is the Department of Fiscal and Administrative Services’ Information Technology Division’s 14th consecutive year as a recipient of this award.
The 2016 annual survey recognizes leading examples of counties using technology to improve services and boost efficiencies. The survey, conducted by CDG and its Digital Communities program, in partnership with NACo, identifies best technology practices among U.S. counties. To be eligible for the award, a county must be a member of NACo. There are 3,069 NACo county members.
County Administrator Michael D. Mallinoff, Esq., ICMA-CM said, "The award recognizes the innovative and creative work of the county's IT staff. IT’s accomplishments allow County Government to provide streamlined services and information to benefit county operations and residents."
The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute focused on technology policy and best practices in state and local government. CDG is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.
For more information about the Center for Digital Government, and to view the full list of winners, visit http://www.govtech.com/dc/digital-counties/Digital-Counties-Survey-2016-Winners-Announced.html.

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The Calvert County Department of Community Planning and Building is hosting informational meetings to introduce the two-year process of updating the county's Comprehensive Plan and rewriting the Zoning Ordinance.
This is the first of many upcoming chances for residents to offer their vision for the county’s future, from transportation, economic development and public safety to recreation, natural resources, housing and more. Four informational meetings are scheduled:
 
Wednesday, July 27, 1-2:30 p.m.
Harriett Elizabeth Brown Community Center
901 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick
 
Thursday, July 28, 7-8:30 p.m.
Calvert Marine Museum
14200 Solomons Island Road South, Solomons
 
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 7-8:30 p.m.
Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department
3170 West Ward Road, Dunkirk
 
Monday, Aug. 8, 7-8:30 p.m.
Harriett Elizabeth Brown Community Center
901 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick
 
The presentations will explain what a comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance are and why they need to be updated; describe demographic, housing and transportation trends; and give a timeline of the update and rewrite project. They are meant to convey the importance of this project in advance of the first round of participatory public meetings to be held this fall.
There will be an open house 30 minutes before each meeting and staff will be on hand to answer questions. To learn about future events and check the status of this project, visit www.co.cal.md.us/FutureCalvert. From this page, sign up to receive email messages about the project by clicking “Notify Me” and selecting “Future Calvert” under the News Flash heading.

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On July 22 at 1:52 a.m., officers responded to the Toys-R-Us in Waldorf for the report of an intrusion alarm. When the first officer arrived, he observed the front door was open. While inside checking, the officer observed the suspect, who was not wearing a shirt but had on gloves and pants, hiding behind a shelf in the rear of the store. The suspect fled out of the back doors and the officer pursued him on foot. The suspect continued to a wooded area where he fell and was subsequently apprehended. A total of 24 PS3 and PS4 video games were recovered. Kareem Wali Bright, 20, of Waldorf, was charged with burglary and theft. Officer A. Bringley made the arrest.

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