Monthly Archives: June 2012

County Roads Closed Due to Storm

County Roads Closed Due to Storm

Charles County Road Closures The following roads in Charles County are closed due to last night’s storm: Route 225 at Sleepy Hollow 8285 Hawthorne Road 8090 Hawthorne Road Billingsley Road at Brookwood Berry Hill Road Citizens are advised to use caution when traveling roadways, avoiding road closures whenever possible. Road closure information will be...
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Calvert County Storm Update

Calvert County Storm Update

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – June 30, 2012 – As the county cleans up damage from the Saturday night storm, the Board of County Commissioners has authorized free tree debris disposal at the Appeal Landfill through July 22. County residents may dispose of debris free of charge at Appeal only during the following times: ·...
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Three Arrested at “Drug House” in Wildewood

Three Arrested at “Drug House” in Wildewood

On June 29, John Alexander Franz, 25 of California was taken into police custody at a residence in California. Franz was wanted on an open warrant from 2011. Police entered the residence around 9:15 p.m. after multiple warnings were given over a loud speaker for Franz to surrender and exit the residence. Franz was...
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UPDATE: Northern Calvert Cooling Center

UPDATE: Northern Calvert Cooling Center

UPDATE The North Beach Town Hall has closed for the day.  The Northeast Community Center will be opened until 11:00 p.m. for cooling and recharging electronics needs. North Beach Town Hall OPEN as Cooling Center Due to the extreme heat and the loss of power in North Beach, the Town Hall will be OPEN...
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Pedestrian Struck in Prince Frederick

Pedestrian Struck in Prince Frederick

Authorities in Calvert County are investigating a pedestrian accident in Prince Frederick. Around 10:05 p.m. on Friday, June 29, the Prince Frederick Rescue Squad responded to report of a pedestrian struck along Dares Beach Road and Dorsey Road. Units arrived on scene to discover one patient had been struck by a black Honda Fit....
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UPDATE: Boater Missing After Storms Overturn Vessel

UPDATE: Boater Missing After Storms Overturn Vessel

The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) continue search operations today for a missing boater who’s vessel overturned in stormy weather off Chesapeake Beach last evening. The missing person, identified as 28 year old Angel Ayala Cerros of Alexandria, Virginia went missing after his 12 foot vessel capsized during high winds, heavy rains, and rough...
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State Police Blotter-Leonardtown

State Police Blotter-Leonardtown

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown are investigating the following incidents: Assault 2nd Degree– On Monday, June 25, 2012, at 1:20pm, Tpr. S. M. Ditoto responded to the Hickory Hills Shopping Center, located at the 22000 block of Three Notch Rd. Upon arrival, he made contact with a female complainant, 41, of Great Mills, who...
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St. Mary’s Police Blotter

St. Mary’s Police Blotter

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: Resisting Arrest On June 28, 2012, Deputies responded to a residence on Ronald Drive, Lexington Park, Maryland, involving an assault. Deputy Wood began speaking with a witness to the assault and recognized the witness as Robert Emmanuel Clifford, 28, of Lexington Park, Maryland. When...
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Residents Urged to Cancel Outdoor Activities Due to Heat

Residents Urged to Cancel Outdoor Activities Due to Heat

Due to extremely high temperatures and humidity forecast for today and expected to continue through this weekend, the Charles County Department of Emergency Services is urging all citizens to cancel or reschedule any planned outdoor activities, especially those involving children or the elderly. There is an increased risk of heat exhaustion or other heat-related...
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Ermenegilda (Nini), Dreossi-Shapira

Ermenegilda (Nini), Dreossi-Shapira

On June 26, 2012, Ermenegilda (Nini), Dreossi-Shapira, wife of the late (Col.) Norman I Shapira.  Born in Attimis, an alpine village in the Friuli Region of NE Italy. In 1917, six years before her birth, 11,000 soldiers were killed less than 18 miles from her home, in Caporetto, a town Hemingway made famous in...
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UPDATE: Man Steals From His Own Grandmother

UPDATE: Man Steals From His Own Grandmother

UPDATE : June 29 Matthew Allen Prinsen, 26, of Leonardtown was charged with theft over $1,000, after he aledgedly stole jewelry from his grandmother’s home earlier this month located in Lexington Park. Prinsen gave some of jewelry back to Mary Prinsen after she asked him about the matter, but she told police that some...
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Weekly DUI Arrests

Weekly DUI Arrests

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown have arrested the following people on DUI Charges: Weekly DUI Status Sheet June 21 thru June 27, 2012 Monte Vito Ghattas, 52, of Solomons on 6/22/12 by TFC E. M. Evans Ross Allen Goldsmith, 22, of Mechanicsville on 6/23/12 by TFC R. L. Jackson Scott Nolan Middleton, 32, of Mechanicsville...
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Pool Admission Fees Reduced

Pool Admission Fees Reduced

Due to the excessive heat advisory in effect today, June 29 from 11 a.m.-9 p.m., the Charles County Department of Community Services is offering reduced admission for open swim at all pool locations from 3 p.m. until closing. All patrons will be admitted for $2.00 during these times. Outdoor Pools (Open 12 p.m. –...
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Woman Charged with Arson to her Own Vehicle

Woman Charged with Arson to her Own Vehicle

Deputy State Fire Marshals have concluded an investigation into a vehicle fire that occurred during the evening of May 20, 2012 at the dead-end of Cemetery Road in Indian Head, Maryland. Investigators were called to investigate the remains of a burned vehicle, later determined to be a 2004 Cadillac Escalade belonging to Anna Melissa Prosise, 26 of...
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UPDATE: Fatal Motorcycle in Huntingtown

UPDATE: Fatal Motorcycle in Huntingtown

UPDATE:  OFFICAL PRESS RELEASE June 29 On Thursday, June 28, at 10:33 p.m, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Barrack in Prince Frederick responded to a report of a motorcycle accident on Huntingtown Road in the area of Hinton Drive in Huntingtown. Initial investigation has revealed the following: A 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated...
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Excessive Heat Watch in Effect: Cooling Centers Open

Excessive Heat Watch in Effect: Cooling Centers Open

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for Friday, June 29. Heat Index values are forecast to be close to 110 degrees, and temperatures will be in the upper 90s to 100 degrees. An Excessive Heat Watch means that a period of hot temperatures is expected and provides enough lead time...
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Historic Oyster Wars Cannon on Display in Solomons

Historic Oyster Wars Cannon on Display in Solomons

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has partnered with the Calvert Marine Museum to exhibit a unique cannon from the oyster wars in the lobby now through September 30, 2012. The original cannon was acquired by DNR and used by the Maryland State Oyster Police Force to control the oyster harvest in the...
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St. Leonard Home Destroyed by Fire

St. Leonard Home Destroyed by Fire

On Thursday, June 28 at 4:09 p.m.,  fire and rescue crews were dispatched to report of a working house fire in the 5000 block of Timber View Lane in St. Leonard. Crews  arrived on scene to discover a two-story single family home with heavy fire showing from the second floor and the roof of...
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Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Reform is Victory for Marylanders

Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Reform is Victory for Marylanders

MESSAGE FROM CONGRESSMAN STENY H. HOYER Today, the Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This decision is a victory for Maryland families and businesses who will continue to benefit from this landmark legislation. I’m pleased that Marylanders are already benefitting from health care reform, and I will work to continue...
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Calvert Breast Care Center Dedicated to a Beloved Surgeon

Calvert Breast Care Center Dedicated to a Beloved Surgeon

On Tuesday afternoon June 26, a crowd of family, friends and former patients of Dr. Sheldon Goldberg gathered in Prince Frederick to dedicate the Breast Care Center at Calvert Memorial Hospital in his honor. Dr. Goldberg, who died last year in a Montana boating accident, was instrumental in the founding of this facility. He...
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Charles County Crime Report

Charles County Crime Report

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: STRONG-ARM ROBBERY: On June 28 at 8:40 p.m., officers responded to the area of Mattawoman Drive for the report of a strong-arm robbery. The victim, 21, reported he was walking home when he was approached by two male suspects who threatened him and grabbed...
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Officer Crawls Through Window to Assist Trapped Teen

Officer Crawls Through Window to Assist Trapped Teen

On June 28 at 3:44 a.m., officers responded to the area of Popes Creek Road and Belvidere Drive in Allens Fresh for the report of a car crash. Upon arrival, Officer C. Curtis observed the driver, an 18-year-old male, trapped and unconscious inside the vehicle. Officer Curtis used his ASP baton to break out...
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Joint Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Health Care Act

Joint Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Health Care Act

Governor Martin O’Malley and Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act: “President Obama and Congress chose to pass the Affordable Care Act because the status quo was hurting our ability to create jobs, expand opportunity, and protect the health of...
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Tentative Agreement Reached on Calvert Teacher Contract

Tentative Agreement Reached on Calvert Teacher Contract

The Calvert County Board of Education and Calvert Education Association have reached a tentative agreement on revisions to the teacher’s employment contract. While the current three-year contract remains in effect through June 30, 2013, compensation and salary were negotiable for the final year of the contract. In addition, each party had the opportunity to...
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St. Mary’s Drug Arrests

St. Mary’s Drug Arrests

St. Mary’s Vice Narcotics Detectives recently made the following arrests: Bryan Anthony Knott, 22 of Great Mills, was indicted for various felony drug charges. Suspect Knott was identified as a distributor of several different controlled substances which led to undercover purchases of ecstasy and marijuana. A search and seizure warrant was executed on his...
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