The Department of Public Works is holding a household hazardous waste collection on Saturday, May 4.
What: Household Hazardous Waste
Where: Department of Public Works building (10430 Audie Lane, La Plata)
When: Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Items accepted: pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer, gasoline, oil-based paint, cleaning supplies, pool chemicals, fluorescent lights, mercury thermometers, and other poisons found in the home. Please remember to mark any container that does not have a readable, original label.
Unacceptable materials: bio-medical waste (sharps, needles, anything with bodily fluids), latex paint, prescription drugs, and ammunition. Used motor oil, anti-freeze, propane tanks, and batteries are accepted on a regular basis at various collection sites. Latex paint is not considered hazardous waste and can be placed in your household trash as long as it is solidified. This can be accomplished by adding kitty litter, shredded paper, paint hardener, or sawdust to aid in drying it out.
For more information, call the Charles County Department of Public Works, Environmental Resources Division at 301-932-3599 or 301-870-2778, or the landfill and recycling information line at 301-932-5656. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen announced that his office is now accepting applications from students in Maryland for nominations to one of the Uniformed Service Academies for the class of 2024.
All applications and supporting materials must be received electronically by 5:00 pm on September 30, 2019. More information and the online application can be found here.
Qualified applicants will interview with Senator Van Hollen’s Service Academy Advisory Board on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the University of Maryland University College Largo Campus.
Johnnie William Raines Jr. (W/M/41 YOA) has been reported missing by family. Raines was last seen 04/21/19 in the Valley Lee area driving a blue 2007 Kia Sorento bearing Maryland registration 4CY5957. If you have seen or know the whereabouts of Raines please contact the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office at (301)475-8008.
Leonardtown, MD – The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County have appointed Alisa Casas Communications Director.
Ms. Casas comes to St. Mary’s County Government from MAG Aerospace, formerly Ausley Associates Inc., where she was employed as an Export Compliance Analyst and Associate Director of Communications for the F/A-18 program at NAVAIR.
“We are pleased to appoint Ms. Casas as our next Communications Director,” said Commissioner President Randy Guy. “Ms. Casas comes to the County with tremendous experience in communications and on behalf of all the Commissioners, we are looking forward to working together.”
“I am grateful and excited to be offered the position of Communications Director for St. Mary’s County Government”, said Ms. Casas. “It is an honor to serve the Commissioners and the residents of St. Mary’s County and I look forward, with great anticipation, to getting to work.”
Ms. Casas’ appointment is effective May 6, 2019.
During the week of April 15th through April 21st deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,385 calls for service throughout the community.
Damaged Property: 19-21925
On April 18th, 2019 Deputy Aranda responded to Golden West Way in Lusby for the report of damaged property. The complainant advised sometime between 10 pm on April 17th and 11 am on April 18th, an unknown suspect egged their vehicle. After washing the eggs off, there appeared to be no damage to the vehicle or the vehicle’s paint.
On April 15th, 2019 Deputy Sturdivant responded to Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant located in Lusby for the report of a theft. The complainant advised $3,500 worth of copper wiring had been stolen between Thursday, April 11th and Friday, April 12th from the storage facility.
On April 18th, 2019 Deputy Anderson responded to Lower Marlboro Road in Owings for the report of a theft. The complainant advised around 11:30 am he noticed his vehicle registration plate had been torn from the tag bracket. The estimated value of stolen property is approximately $134.
On April 18th, 2019 Corporal Wilson responded to Horseshoe Trail in Lusby for the report of a domestic argument coming from a car parked in the roadway. As Corporal Wilson exited his agency vehicle, a black male who was later identified as Tyree Jamal Johnson (23), started charging at him in an aggressive manner. Johnson stood in a fighting position with his hands balled up into fists and shoulders squared up to Corporal Wilson. Corporal Wilson put his hand out to create space between them when Johnson pushed his hand away and retreated back to the vehicle parked in the roadway. Johnson was ordered to exit the vehicle but refused to comply with orders given by Corporal Wilson. Johnson was very combative and argumentative during the incident. Johnson was subsequently placed under arrest then transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Assault Second Degree and Resist/ Interfere with Arrest.
On April 20th, 2019 Deputy Lewis responded to Mattapany Road in Saint Leonard for the report of a 911 hang up. Deputy Lewis made contact with the victim on scene who stated that the suspect, Charles Edward Chase Jr. (53), was yelling and screaming inside the home and wanted to fight. The victim stated they exited the home in attempt to separate themselves from Chase. While on scene, Chase was yelling from the front porch at the victim after being instructed to stop yelling profanities and to calm down. Deputy Lewis could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Chase’s breath and person. Chase continued to yell and use profanity, so he was then placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Disorderly Conduct.
On April 21st, 2019 Detective Rector contacted the Calvert Control Center and advised there was a fight in progress in the middle of South Bound Route 4 at Fox Run Boulevard. Deputy Sturdivant arrived on scene to assist Detective Rector. Detective Rector placed the suspect, Branden Lee Barger (39), in handcuffs and sat him on his knees in the grass. Deputy Sturdivant made contact with Barger, who began yelling obscenities at the driver of the other vehicle then became disorderly and started cursing at deputies on scene. After interviewing witnesses on scene, it was discovered that Barger was weaving throughout traffic, tailgating other vehicles, and aggressively driving. Barger then got out of his vehicle and started banging on the window of the victim’s vehicle with his metal rings, trying to pull the door open to get to the driver. Deputy Sturdivant discovered a switch blade knife in the cup holder of the suspect’s vehicle. Barger was arrested and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Assault 2nd degree, Disorderly Conduct, and Dangerous Weapon- Conceal.
On April 18, detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division arrested a former instructional assistant at Mattawoman Middle School in connection with making inappropriate comments to a female student and having inappropriate contact with another female student. Anthony Tyrone Williams, Jr., 23, of Waldorf, was arrested at his residence and charged with second-degree rape, 4th-degree sex offense, obscene telephone misuse, stalking and other related charges. The first allegation involving inappropriate comments was made in January and Williams was immediately removed from the schools. During the investigation, a second student reported inappropriate contact. The CCSO is asking parents to talk with their children. Anyone who has further information about Williams is asked to contact Det. G. Higgs at (301) 609-6498.
Leonardtown, MD - St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks would like to inform the public that the Great Mills Swimming Pool will be closed for seasonal maintenance from Friday, May 10 through Friday, May 24. During this time, the pool’s air supported dome structure will be removed, making the pool an outdoor facility. Other seasonal maintenance and staff training will also occur while the pool is closed.
The pool will reopen for normal hours of operation on Saturday, May 25 as listed below:
Monday – Saturday
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The summer hours of operation will begin on Monday, June 17 as listed below:
Monday – Saturday
12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Department apologizes for any inconvenience the temporary closing of the pool may cause. For more information, please contact the Great Mills Swimming Pool at 21100 Great Mills Road, in Great Mills, at (301) 866-6560. For information on activities and programs at the Great Mills Swimming Pool, visit our website at www.stmarysmd.com/recreate
Leonardtown, MD - Due to the replacement of a drainage pipe, Airport Road will close on or around Monday April 22, approximately 500 feet west of MD Route 235 and 100 feet west of the northern Wildewood Shopping Center entrance on Airport Road. Changeable message signs and detour signs will be provided to route unfamiliar motorists around the closure. Roads will be closed for approximately 1 week, weather dependent.
For additional information, please contact the St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works & Transportation at (301) 475-4200, or the St. Mary’s County Public Information Office at (301) 475-4200, Ext. *1340.
Shawn Mendes, 20, was turned away from a bar in Dublin, Ireland earlier this week, even though the legal drinking age there is 18. In a fan-captured video of the incident, one of the bouncers at Bruxelles [brew-ZELLE] pub explains to a dejected Shawn that many bar managers have their own age restrictions after certain hours. “OK, thank you. Wow,” Shawn said before walking away. “All right, bye. I tried.” Shawn, who had just finished a concert at Dublin’s 3Arena, then did the next best thing: He went to McDonald’s. He reportedly ordered a Happy Meal and posed for a bunch of selfies with fans there just after 3 a.m.