Monthly Archives: April 2012

80 Pounds of Unwanted Medications Turned In

80 Pounds of Unwanted Medications Turned In

Charles County Sheriff Rex W. Coffey said nearly 80 pounds of unwanted, unused and expired medications were collected on Saturday, April 28 as part of the National Take-Back Medications Day sponsored by local law enforcement agencies and the DEA. Unused medicines that are left inside medicine cabinets can be dangerous because they can get...
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John Derwood Harris, 85

John Derwood Harris, 85

John Derwood Harris, 85, of Port Republic, MD passed away on April 26, 2012 at his home. He was born on January 26, 1927 in New York, New York to the late Melkon and Lola Saajitian. Mr. Harris served in the Navy from May 2, 1944 to May 29, 1946 where he received the...
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Calvert’s Green Expo Deemed A Success

Calvert’s Green Expo Deemed A Success

For Calvert’s fourth Green Expo the weather was perfect with mild temperatures and no rain. There were extensive exhibits all along the circle at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center. There were people walking around and stopping at various exhibits to talk to the experts on the subject of how to” Go Green”. Mark...
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Sex Offender Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Minor

Sex Offender Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Minor

On April 27, 2012 detectives from the St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Special Victims Unit, initiated an investigation regarding allegations of a sexual assault involving a minor under fourteen years of age.  During the investigation it was learned a suspect was utilizing the screen name, “AWWMANCAM”, on a Facebook screen log-in for...
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Diggs’ Seberg named 2012 Charles County Teacher of the Year

Diggs’ Seberg named 2012 Charles County Teacher of the Year

Kerrie Seberg believes the world becomes a better place when children are successful. Her passion to work with children is just one of the reasons why she was named the 2012 Charles County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. The William A. Diggs Elementary School third-grade teacher says it was her personal love for...
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Threesome Arrested for Production of Methamphetamines

Threesome Arrested for Production of Methamphetamines

The St. Mary’s Vice Narcotics Detectives began an investigation into the possible production of methamphetamines being conducted at a location in the Mechanicsville area of St. Mary’s County. A Search and Seizure Warrant was obtained and with the assistance of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team, was executed. Recovered were eight...
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Couple Charged with Child Abuse – UPDATE

Couple Charged with Child Abuse – UPDATE

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations and investigators from the St. Mary’s County Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services, initiated a joint investigation regarding allegations of suspected child abuse involving a 10 year old child.  Following a physical examination by medical personnel the child was observed to have bruises...
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North Beach Dedicates Building and Park

North Beach Dedicates Building and Park

North Beach dedicated Wetlands Overlook Park and the new Department of Public Works building in front of town workers, politicians and citizens. North beach Mayor Mark Frazer said the building was dedicated to the citizens of North Beach. The building was constructed on an abandoned wastewater treatment plant site. This place was once a...
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Home2 Suites By Hilton And Cherry Cove Hospitality Celebrate Grand Opening

Home2 Suites By Hilton And Cherry Cove Hospitality Celebrate Grand Opening

Home2 Suites by Hilton along with Cherry Cove Hospitality, LLC celebrated the grand opening of its newest hotel in Lexington Park Patuxent River NAS, Md. with an announcement of a charitable community partnership, as well as a ribbon-cutting dedication and reception. The Naval Air Station Patuxent River Wounded Warriors Program has been selected as...
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Calvert County Police Blotter

Calvert County Police Blotter

During the week of April 23 through April 29 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,390 calls for service throughout the community.  The following incidents are being investigated:   Burglary  A home on Westphalia Court in St. Leonard was burglarized in the afternoon on April 19 and jewelry, alcohol and guns were...
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Fight at Local High School Leads to Fly Out

Fight at Local High School Leads to Fly Out

Police in St. Mary’s County are investigating an assault at a local high school. On Friday, April 27 at 1:15 p.m., fire and rescue crews were dispatched to report of an assault at Leonardtown High School located at 23995 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown. Crews arrived on scene to discover a 14-year-old male was...
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Patricia Ann Owens, 76

Patricia Ann Owens, 76

Patricia Ann Owens, age 76, passed away on February 28, 2012 at the home of her niece in Columbia Falls, MT. She was born in Lexington, KY on February 21, 1936 to Houston and Stella (Reynolds) Edger. The family moved to Oxon Hill, MD when she was a child and Patricia received her education...
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St. Mary’s Crime Report

St. Mary’s Crime Report

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: Theft under $100.00 On April 28, 2012 deputies responded to the Food Lion Store in Great Mills, Maryland for a report of a theft.  Investigation revealed Jennifer Brandy Wright, 37 of Callaway, Maryland placed several items in her purse, walked past all points of...
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Virginia Mary “Ginny” Mackey, 68

Virginia Mary “Ginny” Mackey, 68

Virginia Mary “Ginny” Mackey, age 68, of Chesapeake Beach, MD passed away April 27, 2012 at her residence. Ginny was born September 25, 1943 in Brooklyn, NY to Frank J. and Ethel G. (Cade) Carroll. She was raised in Brooklyn where she attended public schools and graduated from Prospect Heights High School in 1961....
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Sybil Dean Caparratto, 88

Sybil Dean Caparratto, 88

Sybil Dean Caparratto, 88, of Huntingtown, MD passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012 at her residence. She was born September 21, 1923 in Chattanooga, TN to Charles Franklin and Mary Florence (Atchley) Jones. She was raised on her family farm in Steele, Alabama until moving with her family to Washington, D.C. when she was...
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Patricia Ann “Pat” Smith, 67

Patricia Ann “Pat” Smith, 67

Patricia Ann “Pat” Smith, 67, of Owings, MD passed away Friday, April 27, 2012 at her residence. Pat was born August 15, 1944 in Washington, D.C. to James Thomas and Betty Ann (Anderson) Ellis. She was raised in the Prince George’s County suburbs, graduating from Surrattsville High School. Pat married Raymond S. Smith on...
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MD Court Rules DNA Swab Unconstitutional

MD Court Rules DNA Swab Unconstitutional

In January 2009, the Maryland Legislature enacted a critical public safety program requiring persons charged with committing crimes of violence, burglaries and rapes to provide a DNA sample during arrest processing.  The DNA is collected by gently rubbing a sterile cotton swab on the inside of the offender’s mouth to obtain skin cells.  The...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: Sikorsky Support Services, Inc., Pensacola, Fla., is being awarded a $63,331,119 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery requirements contract (N00019-11-D-0014) for logistics services and materials for organizational, intermediate, and depot-level maintenance on 179 T-34, 54 T-44, and 192 T-6 aircraft based primarily at Naval Air Station...
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Charles Russell DeVaughn, 82

Charles Russell DeVaughn, 82

Charles Russell DeVaughn, 82, of Owings, MD passed away April 27, 2012 at Calvert County Nursing Center in Prince Frederick, MD where he had resided for several months. Known as Russell, he was born July 30, 1929 in Upper Marlboro, MD to Charles J. and Lucy V. (Richards) DeVaughn. He was raised in Upper...
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Sobriety Checkpoints Being Set Up

Sobriety Checkpoints Being Set Up

Beginning this week, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will partner with Checkpoint Strikeforce to conduct sobriety checkpoints at undisclosed locations throughout St. Mary’s County. These checkpoints are an effort to crack down on impaired drivers and those driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  The goal of Sobriety Checkpoints is heighten awareness regarding...
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Woman Exposing Herself in Public Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

Woman Exposing Herself in Public Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

On April 27, 2012, St. Mary’s County deputies responded to the area of Missouri Avenue and Rogers Drive in Lexington Park, Maryland to check the welfare of an intoxicated female who was disregarding vehicle traffic and walking in the roadway causing a traffic hazard. Deputies located the female, identified as Lisa Marie Tippett, 46 of...
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Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Sandgates

Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Sandgates

On April 28, 2012 at 2:26 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to a single-vehicle motor vehicle collision involving a fatality.  The collision occurred on North Sandgates Road in the area of Sandgates Trail Lane, Mechanicsville, Maryland.  Trooper First Class M. Pitcher of the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack, was the first police...
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Newtowne Players Announce Open Auditions for Annie

Newtowne Players Announce Open Auditions for Annie

The Newtowne Players announce open auditions for the upcoming beloved family musical Annie. People interested in helping with the technical and support crew are also welcome. The show runs July 27 to Aug. 12, with the possibility of an extension through Aug. 19. Auditions will be held May 5, 7 and 9 at Three...
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George Franklin “Cookie” Purcell, 78

George Franklin “Cookie” Purcell, 78

George Franklin “Cookie” Purcell, 78 of Drayden, MD died on April 26, 2012 at his residence.  Born July 13, 1933 in Drayden, MD; George was the son of the late George T. and Lillian Marie Dyer Purcell.  He was the loving husband of Margaret T. Purcell whom he married in West Monroe, Louisiana on...
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Schools Investigated for Mercury Exposure

Schools Investigated for Mercury Exposure

Hazardous materials (HAZMAT) teams and the La Plata Volunteer Fire Department declared the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center and Maurice J. McDonough High School clear of hazardous materials this afternoon after a group of students were exposed to a small amount of mercury. This morning, students in the Explorers Program in a heating and...
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