Monthly Archives: December 2016

Leonardtown Home Destroyed by Fire

Leonardtown Home Destroyed by Fire

On Friday, December 30, 2016, at approximately 2:53 a.m., Firefighters responded to 41436 Challedon Way, Leonardtown, for the report of a house fire. Units arrived on scene and discovered a two story wood framed single family dwelling fully involved It took over 40 minutes for the 45 firefighters to bring the fire under control. The...
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Tax Preparedness Series: What to Do Before the Tax Year Ends on Dec. 31

Tax Preparedness Series: What to Do Before the Tax Year Ends on Dec. 31

As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers there are things they should do now to get ready for filing season. For most taxpayers, Dec. 31 is the last day to take actions that will impact their 2016 tax returns. For example, charitable contributions are deductible in the year made....
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PG Detectives Seek Community’s Help Finding Suspect Wanted for Raping 15-Year-Old Girl in 1999

PG Detectives Seek Community’s Help Finding Suspect Wanted for Raping 15-Year-Old Girl in 1999

Detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department Sexual Assault Unit are seeking help from our community in locating a man wanted in connection with a rape investigation. The suspect is 44-year-old Richard Cedric Taylor. His last known address is the 3900 block of 28th Avenue in Temple Hills. On June 6, 1999, at...
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Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Davis, 83

Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Davis, 83

Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Davis, 83 of Leonardtown, MD, passed away at Solomon’s Nursing Center on December 26, 2016. She was born in Faulkner, MD on December 11, 1933 to the late Wallace E. and Martha L. Bowling. Betty was a graduate of La Plata High School. She was the wife of Francis Albert (Frank)...
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Joan Frances Dement,73

Joan Frances Dement,73

Joan Frances Dement,73, of Clements, MD, formerly from Seat Pleasant, MD passed away surrounded by her loving family on December 27, 2016 in Clements, MD. Born on January 22, 1943 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Ruth Josephine Blush Wald and James Henry Wald. Joan was the loving wife of...
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Public’s Help Sought in Finding Man who Stole Liquor in Charlotte Hall

Public’s Help Sought in Finding Man who Stole Liquor in Charlotte Hall

On Sunday, December 11, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.,the suspect removed a bottle of Smirnoff Sour Berry Lemon vodka from the shelf of Vino 2 Wine & Liquors and hid it under his clothing. He then left the store without paying for it. He was last seen driving away in a white pickup truck. The suspect...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Asking for Public’s Help Identifying Energy Drink/Cigarette Thief

Police in St. Mary’s County Asking for Public’s Help Identifying Energy Drink/Cigarette Thief

On Sunday, December 11, 2016, at 5:45 p.m., the suspect picked up an energy drink and walked up to a unattended counter of the Charlotte Hall Wawa. Once there he reached over the counter and removed a pack of Newport cigarettes. The suspect then left the Wawa without paying for either item. The Wawa is...
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Record-Breaking Year for Maryland Natural Resources

Record-Breaking Year for Maryland Natural Resources

From record participation in First Day Hikes to record water clarity in the Chesapeake Bay, 2016 was a banner year for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Here is a chronological rundown of some our “new” records: January Maryland Hosted Record 2,100 First Day Hikers April Winners Named in Color Maryland Green Contest 53,000 Acres...
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Suspect Dead After Shooting Queen Anne’s Co. Deputy

Suspect Dead After Shooting Queen Anne’s Co. Deputy

At the request of the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office, the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit is investigating the death of a suspect in a domestic violence situation who shot and wounded a deputy sheriff before being fatally wounded by the injured deputy early this morning. The Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office deputy is...
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Leonardtown Man Busted with 67 Bags of Heroin in St. Mary’s County

Leonardtown Man Busted with 67 Bags of Heroin in St. Mary’s County

St. Mary’s County Vice/Narcotics detectives began an investigation into the possibility heroin was being sold from a residence on Pump house Lane in Leonardtown. As the investigation continued, it was confirmed  that Javar Charles-Marquis Nolan, 30, was selling heroin from the home. Detectives obtained a search and seizure warrant, which was executed with the...
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Lexington Park Woman Indicted and Arrested as a Distributor of Prescription Medication.

Lexington Park Woman Indicted and Arrested as a Distributor of Prescription Medication.

Vice/Narcotics detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office identified Blanche Thomas Laungayan, 48, of Lexington Park, as a distributor of prescription medication. Undercover purchases of “Alprozolam” (Xanax) were made by detectives. Laungayan was indicted and subsequently arrested, after which she was held on a no bond status.
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Police in St. Mary’s County Need Help Identifying Liquor Thief

Police in St. Mary’s County Need Help Identifying Liquor Thief

On Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 9:25  p.m., the suspect removed two bottles of Ciroc flavored vodka from the shelf of the Leonardtown McKay’s Foodland grocery store and placed them under his clothing. The suspect then left the store without paying for the liquor and fled on a bicycle. The McKay’s Foodland is located...
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Former Maryland City Youth Soccer Coach Charged with Child Abuse

Former Maryland City Youth Soccer Coach Charged with Child Abuse

In October 2016, the Department of Social Services received a report of a sexual child abuse. The Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Unit was made aware of the allegation and worked with the Department of Social Services in regards to the sexual abuse complaint. The juvenile victim reported they were sexually abused on two...
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Wilson Parran Named Calvert County Deputy County Administrator

Wilson Parran Named Calvert County Deputy County Administrator

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is pleased to announce the selection of Wilson Parran as Calvert County’s Deputy County Administrator. Parran will begin this newly established position Jan. 30, 2017. Parran has more than 30 years of senior executive experience in information technology and telecommunications, holding several positions in state and...
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Maryland Firearm Deer Hunting Season Reopens

Maryland Firearm Deer Hunting Season Reopens

The winter portion of the firearm deer hunting season opens Jan. 6 in Deer Management Region B, which includes all but the westernmost Maryland counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during that period. Additionally, hunters in Caroline County may use a rifle or handgun...
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Defense Contractor Agrees to $4.535 Million Settlement for Alleged False Claim Act Violations

Defense Contractor Agrees to $4.535 Million Settlement for Alleged False Claim Act Violations

Advanced C4 Solutions, Inc. agreed today to pay $4.535 million to the United States to settle allegations that it submitted inflated invoices to the government for work performed at Joint Base Andrews. The settlement was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Brigadier General Keith M. Givens, Commander...
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Police Charge Prince George’s County Man for Poaching

Police Charge Prince George’s County Man for Poaching

A Prince George’s County man being investigated for trespassing was charged Thursday with 21 counts of poaching. Victor Joston Ross Davis, 28, of Bowie, received citations after he told officers that he killed but did not document or report three deer: two button bucks and a seven-point buck. Officers were called to private property...
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Mary Ann Burch, 81

Mary Ann Burch, 81

Mary Ann Burch, 81 of Bel Alton, Maryland died December 26, 2016. In her early years, Mary Ann worked as a fingerprint specialist with the F.B.I. She later went on to become Postmaster of the Bel Alton Post Office for 31 years. She worked as a hostess for Capt. Billy’s Crab House and later...
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Brian Ashby, 42

Brian Ashby, 42

Brian Ashby, beloved husband of Kelly (Weber) and devoted father of Jillian, cherished son of Charles and Doris (Birch) Ashby, twin brother to Bradley and brother to Jennifer, passed into heaven surrounded by family and friends. Brian is also survived by loving in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and friends. Brian is an alumni of...
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Melvin F. Hodge, 71

Melvin F. Hodge, 71

Melvin F. Hodge of Waldorf, Maryland, died on December 27, 2016 at the Charles County Hospice House in Waldorf. He was 71 years old. Born on June 1, 1945 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Catherine I. and the late Lonnie R. Hodge Sr. Mr. Hodge was a building engineer...
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Thomas Milton Stansbury, 93

Thomas Milton Stansbury, 93

Thomas Milton Stansbury, age 93 of Charlotte Hall Veterans Home (formerly of Clinton, MD) died December 26, 2016. Thomas was a Veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II as a Tech-4. He was a retired teletype operator with RCA Communications after 30 years of service. He was a member...
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Gloria Stellini Carpentier, 80

Gloria Stellini Carpentier, 80

Gloria Stellini Carpentier, age 80, of Indian Head, MD, died on December 24, 2016 at the Charles County Hospice House in Waldorf, MD. Gloria retired as a Financial Analyst after more than 25 years with the Naval Research Lab and was a longtime member of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in...
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William Arthur Folger, Sr. (Bill), 82

William Arthur Folger, Sr. (Bill), 82, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on December 28, 2016 at Charlotte Hall Veteran’s Home, Charlotte Hall, MD. Born on June 20, 1934 in Washington, DC, Bill was he only child of the late Stanley Arthur Folger and Jewel Bryan Folger. He joined the U.S. Marine Corp on July...
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Kaveh E. Frederick, 20 months

Kaveh E. Frederick, 20 months

Kaveh E. Frederick, 20 months, of Lexington Park, MD passed away on December 26, 2016 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. Born April 12, 2015, he is the son of Terika Kent of Lexington Park, MD and Elvis Frederick of Loveville, MD. Kaveh was a beautiful, loving and vibrant son.  He was...
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David Cleveland Wood, Sr., 78

David Cleveland Wood, Sr., 78

David Cleveland Wood, Sr., 78 of Hughesville, MD passed away on December 25, 2016 at his residence in Hughesville, MD. David was born in Washington, DC on September 13, 1938 to the late Lawrence Guy Wood and the late Mary Helen Herbert. David enjoyed duckpin bowling, cards, coaching softball, drag racing, casino and keno....
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