Monthly Archives: April 2015

301 Derby Dames to Host First Home Roller Derby Bout

301 Derby Dames to Host First Home Roller Derby Bout

Love aggressive, full-contact sports? No, we’re not talking about football or hockey. Those guys aren’t on wheels. We’re talking about roller derby, and you can see it live on Saturday, May 9, at the Charles County Fairgrounds. The 301 Derby Dames, a Southern Maryland-based women’s roller derby league, will host its first home game...
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Police Investigating Woman’s Death in Calvert County

Police Investigating Woman’s Death in Calvert County

On Sunday, April 26, 2015 at approximately 3:43 p.m. a citizen contacted Deputy First Class Beisel of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, in the parking lot of Kellam’s Field and advised him there was a body floating in one of the boat slips in Fishing Creek Marina. Dfc. Beisel responded to the area with...
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Dorothy Teresa Shavatt, 92

Dorothy Teresa Shavatt, 92

Dorothy Teresa Shavatt, 92 of Waldorf, MD, (formerly of St. Mary’s County, MD) entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Dorothy was born on February 4, 1923 to the late William Lee Russell and Kathleen Abel Russell. She was the loving mother of Katie Thompson, Russ Shavatt, Bernie Shavatt, Tom Shavatt, Frank...
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Francis Garland Boylston, Jr.

Francis Garland Boylston, Jr.

Francis Garland Boylston, Jr., of La Plata, MD passed away on April 27, 2015 in Prince Frederick, MD. He was born on September 24, 1941 in Washington, DC to Anna Mae (Suddath) Boylston and the late Francis Garland Boylston, Sr. Francis was a master plumber who retired from DC General Hospital 34 years ago. Later...
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Ann Christine O’Connor, 86

Ann Christine O’Connor, 86

Ann Christine O’Connor, 86 of California, MD, formerly of Croton-on-Hudson, NY, passed away April 23, 2015, at her residence. Born on December 26, 1928 in New York City, NY, she was the daughter of the late Louis Keemle and Tomme Cousins. Ann was married to Bernard Patrick O’Connor from October 13, 1950 until his passing...
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Great Mills Man Charged with Assault, Home Invasion, Theft, Having a Shotgun in Possession with a Felony Conviction, and Use of a Firearm in Commission of Crime of Violence.

Great Mills Man Charged with Assault, Home Invasion, Theft, Having a Shotgun in Possession with a Felony Conviction, and Use of a Firearm in Commission of Crime of Violence.

On Wednesday, April 29th at 11:36 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Charles Way, for a domestic assault involving a firearm. The investigation revealed, the victim engaged in an argument with the suspect, identified as Roland Louise Fenwick, 51 of Great Mills, while at Fenwick’s home....
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Deputies Help to Deliver a Baby Boy!!!

Deputies Help to Deliver a Baby Boy!!!

On April 25, 2015 at approximately 2:45 a.m., the Calvert County Control Center received a 911 call from Jeffrey Gardiner who stated he was on his way to Calvert Memorial Hospital with his wife Amber, who was 40 weeks pregnant and currently in active labor. Dispatcher Crystal Klinedinst was on the phone with Mr....
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Man Shot Behind a Waldorf Elementary School

Man Shot Behind a Waldorf Elementary School

On Tuesday, April 28, 2015,  at 6:23 p.m., officers responded to Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School, on University Drive in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they located a 22-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim was transported to a hospital where he was treated and released....
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Talking on Cell Phone Leads to Pursuit of Stolen Jaguar

Talking on Cell Phone Leads to Pursuit of Stolen Jaguar

On Monday, April 27, 2015 at approximately at 9:04 am, Deputy Dean Naughton of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling in the area of Route 4  at Rousby Hall Rd. in Lusby. While on patrol he observed a gray Jaguar passenger car. Dep. Naughton observed a black male driver inside the vehicle talking...
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House Fire in Bryans Road

House Fire in Bryans Road

On Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at approximately 10:15 a.m., firefighters from Bryans Road, La Plata, Waldorf, Accokeek, Marbury, Indian Head, and Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Departments were alerted to a one story single residence on fire. Upon arrival at 1400 Marshall Drive in Bryans Road, firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the fire. A boater...
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Five Killed on Southern Maryland Roadways in Two Weeks

Five Killed on Southern Maryland Roadways in Two Weeks

Driver Killed In Crash After Fleeing From Police in Waldorf On April 16, 2015, Delonte Lee, 26, of Fort Washington, was pronounced dead at the scene of a single vehicle accident on Acton Lane where he struck a utility pole causing the vehicle to overturn. At the time of the accident Lee was attempting to flee...
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La Plata Celebrates at Annual Community Event

La Plata Celebrates at Annual Community Event

A chilly spring day didn’t keep revelers and racers away as the Town of La Plata hosted its annual Celebrate La Plata event this past Sunday. Begun in 2003 to celebrate the community that came together after a tornado tore through town on April 28, 2002, the event features local performers, art and craft...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 4/30/15

Maryland State Police Arrests and DUI Report for Calvert County 4/30/15

  Maryland State Police from the Prince Frederick Barrack are investigating the following incidents Open Warrants / Possession of Marijuana:  On 4/20/15 at 3:04 pm, Trooper Rucker stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 and Rt. 2 in Sunderland for traffic violations.  The odor of marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle.  A probable cause...
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We are Honored to Announce the Newest Addition to our Team, Mia McCaslin!!

We are Honored to Announce the Newest Addition to our Team, Mia McCaslin!!

Mia McCaslin, a 19 year old junior at Frostburg State University, is coming aboard the Southern Maryland News Net team! A focused Journalist successful in developing feature articles, short stories, and editorial pieces with accompanying photographs, Mia is committed to journalistic integrity. Mia was recently chosen as a fellow for the National Newspaper Association...
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U.S. Marshals Capture Virginia Quadruple Murder Suspect on the Run for a Year

U.S. Marshals Capture Virginia Quadruple Murder Suspect on the Run for a Year

The U.S. Marshals captured Alexander Rosevelt Hill, Jr., wanted on four counts of first-degree murder, at a homeless shelter in Buffalo, New York, this morning. The slayings occurred over the weekend of Easter 2014, but the trail for the suspect had been cold for a year. At the one-year anniversary of the tragic death...
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SMECO Honors Outstanding Teachers

SMECO Honors Outstanding Teachers

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) worked with the school systems of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties to select and honor 17 local educators with Outstanding Teacher awards for their leadership in the fields of mathematics and science. This year, 10 math teachers and seven science teachers from schools in the three counties received...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 4/30/15

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 4/30/15

During the week of April 20 through April 26 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,369 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested Twice in Four Hours

Lexington Park Woman Arrested Twice in Four Hours

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., Deputy G. Muschette of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 46000 block of Valley Court, for a domestic disturbance. The victim alleged Robin Nicole Battle, 32 of Lexington Park, struck the victim in the face and scratched the victim’s neck...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Assault

Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Assault

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, Deputy Dale Smith of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Scarborough Road in Lexington Park, for a domestic assault in progress. During an argument over money, the suspect identified as Susan Michelle Furr, 28 of Lexington Park, bit the victim. Deputy Smith observed a...
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Rose Cecelia Holt, 55

Rose Cecelia Holt, 55

Rose Cecelia Holt, affectionately known as “Roceia”, 55 of Hollywood, MD, departed her life on April 27, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by her two loving children, Latasha and Kelvin, and family. Rose was born on June 10, 1959 to the late Carrie Mason Holt and Francis Carter. She was educated in the...
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Thomas H. Astlin, aka “Boots”

Thomas H. Astlin, aka “Boots”

Thomas H. Astlin, aka “Boots”, of Golden Beach, MD passed away on April 27th, 2015. Thomas was the youngest of four children born to parents James Walter and Mary Ellen Walsh-Astlin on June 22, 1941. He grew up in Washington, DC and met Cecelia Sandy in 1960. They married, had four children, and were...
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Keith Fondrose Entzminger, 64

Keith Fondrose Entzminger, 64

Keith Fondrose Entzminger, 64 of Hollywood, MD, died on April 26, 2015 at his residence in Hollywood, MD. Born May 5, 1950 in Richmond, VA. He was the son of Ulysses Fondrose Entzminger and Mable Laverne Bullock Entzminger. Keith was a member of Dupont Park Seventh Day Adventist Church in Washington, DC. He retired...
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Joseph Thomas “Tommy” Jones, 92

Joseph Thomas “Tommy” Jones, 92

Joseph Thomas “Tommy” Jones, 92 of Saint Inigoes, MD died April 23, 2015 at Prince George’s Hospital Center. He was born on November 14, 1922 in Rocky Mount, NC to the late Thomas Elmer Jones and Clara Lee Ward. On June 4, 1948, Tommy married his beloved wife, Marian Edythe Jones in Washington, D.C. They...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Cooper

Wednesday’s Pet is Cooper

Wednesday’s Pet for 4/29/15 is COOPER Featured Pet: Cooper Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Domestic Shorthair Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for fee Cooper has a unique story; he was trapped 70 feet up in a tree for 10 days....
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Detectives Seek Suspect in Attempted Home Invasion/Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward

Detectives Seek Suspect in Attempted Home Invasion/Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward

On Saturday, April 25 at 9:11 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to Fairgrounds Road in La Plata for an attempted home invasion. The homeowners reported they heard a knock at their door and when they answered, an unknown male wearing a red bandana was standing on their porch with a...
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