Monthly Archives: August 2016

Brandywine Man Charged with First-Degree Assault After Shooting Relative

Brandywine Man Charged with First-Degree Assault After Shooting Relative

On Saturday, August 27, 2016, at 9:38 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3500 block of Curtis Place in Brandywine for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a man with a gunshot wound to his finger. A preliminary investigation showed the victim was arguing with the suspect...
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Detectives in Charles County Identify and Arrest Suspect in Armed Robbery

Detectives in Charles County Identify and Arrest Suspect in Armed Robbery

On Thursday, August 25, 2016, detectives assigned to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division arrested Antwon James Sockwell, 26, of Washington, D.C., in connection with a citizen armed robbery that occurred on July 22 in the area of St. Marks Drive and Huntington Woods Drive in Waldorf. During the robbery, Sockwell approached...
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Detectives in Charles County Charge Suspect with Two Armed Robberies

Detectives in Charles County Charge Suspect with Two Armed Robberies

On Saturday, August 27, 2016, members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division charged Terrance Rudolph Cooks, 48, of Indian Head, in connection with two armed robberies that occurred earlier that day at a Dash-In in Indian Head and the CVS in Byrans Road. During the robberies, Cooks entered the store, implied...
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Sobriety Checkpoint to be Held on Friday, September 2 in Prince George’s County

Sobriety Checkpoint to be Held on Friday, September 2 in Prince George’s County

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Operations Division will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on Friday, September 2, 2016, from 9:00 pm to 3:00 am. Officers will be focusing on the northern portion of the county.
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Governor Hogan Announces Study for New Chesapeake Bay Crossing, Unveils Maryland’s New License Plate

Governor Hogan Announces Study for New Chesapeake Bay Crossing, Unveils Maryland’s New License Plate

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the start of a study that will identify the location and explore potential funding options for a new Chesapeake Bay crossing. The $5 million “Tier 1 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)” Study, which was voted on and approved by the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Board last week, will begin this fall and...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Stitch

Wednesday’s Pet is Stitch

Wednesday’s Pet for 8/31/16 Stitch Featured Pet: Stitch Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Spitz Sex: Male Size: Small Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Stitch’s first owners purchased him from a pet store without researching the breed. When he was turned over to rescue he was...
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William “Bill” Howard Burns, Sr., 78

William “Bill” Howard Burns, Sr., 78

William “Bill” Howard Burns, Sr. 78, of Lusby, Maryland passed away in his home after a determined and courageous battle with cancer. Bill was an outstanding athlete, born in Alexis, IL to Kathryn Lutrell Burns and Robert McNamara Burns who owned a Drug Store in Rock Island, IL for Nearly 40 years. Bill was...
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Elizabeth Fay Franclewitz, 50

Elizabeth Fay Franckewitz, 50, of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away on August 30, 2016 at her residence in Mechanicsville, MD. Elizabeth was born on July 1, 1966 in Point Pleasant, NJ to the late Paul C. Bonsper and the late Anne Mae Bonsper. She enjoyed Nascar, Horseracing, Las Vegas, NY Giants, Colonial Beach, VA, and...
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Anthony Natale Malpasso “Tony” Nino, 95

Anthony Natale Malpasso “Tony” “Nino”, 95, of Charlotte Hall, MD passed away on August 29, 2016. Born on August 28, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Josephine Viviani Malpasso and Cirino Malpasso. Tony was the loving husband of the late Ernestine Malpasso, whom he married in St. Paul’s Church...
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Stephaine L. Cave

Stephaine L. Cave

Peacefully on Saturday, August 27, 2016, Stephanie L. Cave departed this earthly life. She is survived by her children, Ciara, Erykah, and Junior; mother, Debbie Cord; father, Danny Cave; step-father, Matthew Cord; siblings Ruby Cave and Patrick Cave and a host of other relatives and friends. Family and friends will unite on Friday, September...
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Governor Larry Hogan Signs Executive Order to Start School After Labor Day

Governor Larry Hogan Signs Executive Order to Start School After Labor Day

Governor Larry Hogan today signed an Executive Order that will require Maryland’s public schools to start classes after Labor Day, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. Citing the benefits of a post-Labor Day school start for families, students, teachers, and the economy, the governor made the announcement on the Ocean City Boardwalk, where he...
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North Beach Man Arrested for Possession of Heroin

North Beach Man Arrested for Possession of Heroin

On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Deputy B. Pounsberry from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office received information from a witness who observed a CDS exchange in the parking lot on Bayside Road, in Chesapeake Beach. When making contact with Chester Jones, 37, of North Beach, he attempted to destroy the contents...
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William “Bill” F. Longley, 76

William “Bill” F. Longley, 76

William “Bill” F. Longley of Leonardtown, MD, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 in Dunkirk, MD, at the age of 76. He was born in Washington, DC, on January 1, 1940, to Katherine (Brogan) and Daniel F. Longley. He was married to the late Doris (Robertson) Longley, who passed in 2012. Bill retired...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Burglary in Lexington Park

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Burglary in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at approximately 5:40 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 45000 block of Valley Court in Lexington Park for a reported burglary. The initial investigation revealed a subject entered a residence and struck the victim causing injury. The suspect then fled from the residence. The victim...
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14 Maryland Retailers Facing Federal Indictment for $16 Million Food Stamp Fraud

14 Maryland Retailers Facing Federal Indictment for $16 Million Food Stamp Fraud

A federal grand jury has returned nine separate indictments charging a total of 14 retail store operators for committing food stamp fraud and wire fraud in connection with schemes to illegally redeem food stamp benefits in exchange for cash. The indictments allege the retailers received over $16 million in federal payments for transactions in...
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Mechanicsville Man Charged in Second Murder

Mechanicsville Man Charged in Second Murder

Christopher Scheibe, 29, of Mechanicsville, had been charged in the death of 24-year old Holly Smith whose body was found in Annapolis in late May of 2016. Anne Arundel County police say on Monday, August 29, 2016, Scheibe was charged with first-degree murder in a separate murder from several years ago. Police say Scheibe confessed to killing...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office DUI Arrests for July of 2016

The following persons were arrested for DUI by deputies from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office during the month of July 2016.
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Lusby Man Arrested for Shooting up Heroin in Solomons Island Restaurant

Lusby Man Arrested for Shooting up Heroin in Solomons Island Restaurant

On August 25, 2016, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Deputy B. Boerum of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Stoney’s Kingfisher Restaurant, in Solomons, for the report of a patron injecting himself with heroin in the men’s bathroom. Upon arrival and after determining Eric Gallodoro, 26, of Lusby, to be responsible, he...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces September Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces September Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following September monthly promotions and reminders: Happy Cat Month (Thursday, Sept. 1- Friday, Sept. 30) To celebrate this special month, the shelter is lowering cat adoption fees to $10 and kitten fees to $25. Every cat deserves to be happy, and on this day, we...
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Marshall Delano Hall, 74

Marshall Delano Hall, 74, of Brandywine, MD passed away at his residence in Brandywine, MD on August 29, 2016. Marshall was born in Brandywine, MD on October 9, 1942 to the late Percy A. Hall and the late Aminett D. Hall. Marshall was a farmer by trade. He enjoyed rabbit and quail hunting and...
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Verlina Gegory

Peacefully on Sunday, August 28, 2016, Verlina Gregory passed away. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 10 am until time of service 11 am at the BRISCOE-TONIC FUNERAL HOME located at 2294 Old Washington Road in Waldorf, MD. Interment will follow at Heritage Cemetery in Waldorf, MD.
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Denise Castor

Denise Castor

Peacefully on Friday, August 26, 2016, Denise Castor departed this earthly life at University of MD Charles Regional Medical Center. Family and friends will Saturday, September 3, 2016, from 10:00am until time of service 11:00am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Interment will follow service at Heritage Memorial Cemetery.
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Sex Offender Arrested in St. Mary’s County for Failing to Provide Change of Address

Sex Offender Arrested in St. Mary’s County for Failing to Provide Change of Address

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, Sex Offender Compliance Unit, received information that a Tier III lifetime sex offender was living at a residence in the 21000 block of Lexwood Court in Lexington Park, but was registered under a Mechanicsville address. The suspect, Eric Manuel Scriber Sr., 50, of Mechanicsville was...
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Police Need Help Identifying Suspect in Theft Case

Police Need Help Identifying Suspect in Theft Case

On the morning of Thursday, August 25, 2016, the suspect used the victim’s credit card to purchase food items from the Food Lion store located in St. Mary’s Square; 21600 Great Mills Rd, Lexington Park. The credit card was stolen the night before from the victim’s car which was parked in the 46900 block...
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Police Need Help Identifying Suspects in California Break in

Police Need Help Identifying Suspects in California Break in

On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at 1:07 a.m., the suspects broke a side window of the China Café II, located at 22558 MacArthur Blvd in California. Once inside suspect #1 removed the tip cup and suspect #2 removed the cash register drawer; both of which contained cash. They both fled back out through the...
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