SoMD Week in Review July 30 – August 5, 2022

Calvert County:

Calvert detectives investigate the burglary and theft of dirt bikes: The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that occurred on the 600 block of Walton Road in Huntingtown, MD. Complainant says unknown suspects broke into a detached garage and stole three dirt bikes: a 2019 Husqvarna TE 300i (VIN: VBKUTN230KM347657), a 2005 Honda CRF 230 and a 2019 Yamaha YZ 125 – actual photos shown -below.

Governor Hogan, Congressman Hoyer, in support of the Festival – McNelis and Hansen named Bird of Directors: Building on the success and momentum of the first Maryland Osprey and Nature Festival, affectionately known as “MONF,” the Festival was recognized by Congressman Steny Hoyer and Governor Larry Hogan. Ready for growth, MONF announces the appointment of Chris McNelis and Tim Hansen to its Bird of Directors.

Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter will host the August “Clear the Shelter” event: The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter invites citizens to adopt at a month-long Clear the Shelters event in August. As an added incentive beginning August 1, the shelter will waive adoption fees for the first 20 adopted exotic cats, dogs, and small pets, made possible through a partnership with the nonprofit Friends of Animal Shelter Linda L. Kelly.

Charles County:

The City of La Plata will install a four-way stop at the intersection of St. Mary’s Avenue and Glen Albin Road: Following a recent study on road safety, the City of La Plata plans to install a four-way stop at the intersection of St. Mary’s Avenue and Glen Albin Road. Work is expected to begin Thursday August 25, 2022 and be completed in approximately one day (weather permitting).

Collins sentenced to life without parole for the murder of Lynn Maher: Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West Sentenced Gregory Deshawn Collins, 23, of Waldorfto life without parole plus 20 years in prison for the first degree murder of Lynn Maher, armed robbery and related charges.

Charles Co. schools set the dates for open days and back-to-school evenings: Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has released its open house schedule for the 2022-23 school year. Below are dates and times for open houses and other activities for schools. Please call the school in question if you have any questions about open house events.

St. Mary’s County:

The Mechanicsville native supports the US Navy’s “Take Charge and Move Out” mission: A native of Mechanicsville, Maryland, serves in the United States Navy as part of the nation’s nuclear deterrent mission at Strategic Communications Wing 1 (STRATCOMMWING ONE). Its TACAMO (“Take Charge and Move Out”) mission provides airborne communications links to US Strategic Command nuclear missile units.

Entries for the 2022 St. Mary’s Veterans Day Parade are now being accepted: Registration is now open for those wishing to participate in the 47e Annual Veterans Day Parade in Leonardtown. Floats, groups, schools, scouts, clubs, cheerleaders, bicycles, vintage cars and horses are some of the entries that will be accepted.

St. Mary’s County man charged after March apartment fire: A sprinkler system and pawned items stolen after an apartment fire in Lexington Park are credited with leading investigators on their suspect. Deputy state fire marshals charged Terrell Anthony Duckett, 26yesterday with charges of burglary, theft and arson stemming from the March 2022 fire.

State of Maryland/Regional:

Maryland ARPA financial report sent to US Treasury: Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, serving the final months of his second term, says The report details where the state spent ARPA funds from March 3, 2021 through June 30; it includes the appropriations foreseen for the financial year 2023.

Residents of Maryland account for 2.2% of monkeypox cases in the country: The state’s first case was reported on June 16; the 129 laboratory-confirmed cases contribute 2.2% to the country’s total.

Franchot announces Shop Maryland tax refund week from August 14 to 20: No state sales tax on clothing, shoes under $100, and the first $40 of backpacks

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