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UPDATE: Police Charge 17-Year-Old from Waldorf with Murder of Teen in Bryans Road

UPDATE: Police Charge 17-Year-Old from Waldorf with Murder of Teen in Bryans Road

UPDATE 2/19/2020 @ 7:15 p.m.: On February 19, 2020, detectives  from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office arrested Darryl Edward Freeman, 17, of Waldorf, in connection with the homicide of Bradley Alan Brown, 17, who was shot and killed on February 18, 2020, in the 3100 block of Warehouse Landing Road in Bryans Road. While...
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Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Garage Fire in Dunkirk

Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Garage Fire in Dunkirk

On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at approximately 3:50 p.m., firefighters in Calvert, Anne Arundel and Prince Georges County responded to 1810 Inverness Way in Dunkirk, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find smoke showing from a 2-story detached garage The units quickly knocked down the fire and checked...
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Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 2020 Promotional Schedule

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 2020 Promotional Schedule

As single game tickets go on sale, the Blue Crabs are excited to announce their 2020 promotional schedule. Southern Maryland’s hometown team will unveil a plethora of brand-new promotions in addition to some old favorites over the course of the team’s 13 homestands, 72 home games, and of course the 2020 Atlantic League All-Star...
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One Injured After Tractor Trailer Overturns in California

One Injured After Tractor Trailer Overturns in California

On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at approximately 11:35 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Three Notch Road and St. Andrews Church Road in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident with a tractor trailer overturned. Crews arrived on the scene to find a semi-truck and trailer overturned in the roadway. The single...
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Thelma Mae Hardesty, 84

Thelma Mae Hardesty, 84

Thelma Mae Hardesty, 84, of Lothian, MD passed away February 14, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Upper Marlboro, MD the daughter of Roy Frank and Eva Mae (Wilson) Lusby. Thelma was a homemaker and enjoyed tending to her house plants, fishing, animals and spending time with family and friends. She was...
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Edmund Weston Wettengel, Jr.

Edmund Weston Wettengel, Jr.

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Edmund Weston Wettengel, Jr. Eddie passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Eddie was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up on a farm in rural Montgomery County. From an early age Eddie grew to love the outdoors, anything mechanical,...
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Priscilla Anne Schaefer, 78

Priscilla Anne Schaefer, 78

Priscilla Anne Schaefer, 78, of California, MD, (formerly of Annapolis, MD) passed away on February 10, 2020 at Solomon’s Nursing Center in Solomons, MD. She was born on May 4, 1941 in Baltimore, MD to George Edward Williams and Margaret Irma Bennett. Priscilla worked for over two decades at Alion. On November 15, 1985,...
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William Steven Sento, 80

William Steven Sento, 80

William Steven Sento, 80, of Ridge, MD passed away on February 10, 2020 at his home with his loving family at his side. He was born on September 19, 1939 in Donora, PA to John Sr. and Margaret Bludis Sento of Donora, Pennsylvania. Bill married the love of his life, Audrey Kutzer, on May...
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Donesha Floraine Chew

Donesha Floraine Chew

Donesha Floraine Chew was born November 30, 1998 in Leonardtown, Maryland to the late Katina Monique Yates and Donald Chew. At the tender age of 6, Donesha’s mother, Katina fell ill and wholeheartedly entrusted the care of her and her brother, Roy Person, to her sister and brother-in-law, Kneeca M. Somerville-Blackwell and James M.T....
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Dorothy Victoria “Vicki” Hayden, 73

Dorothy Victoria “Vicki” Hayden, 73

Dorothy Victoria “Vicki” Hayden, 73, of Bushwood, MD passed on February 15, 2020 at her residence. Born on January 15, 1947 in Washington, DC, she was the loving daughter of the late Dorothy Bailey Kucher and Andrew John Kucher. Vicki was the loving wife of James Stanley Hayden, whom she married on February 4,...
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Francis Lee Higgs, 80

Francis Lee Higgs, 80

Francis Lee Higgs, 80, of Callaway, MD formerly from Compton, MD passed away on February 12, 2020 in Callaway, MD. He was born on September 10, 1939 in Leonardtown, MD and was the son of the late Elizabeth Catherine Burch Higgs, and Joseph Herbert Higgs, Sr. Francis is survived by his sister Betty Unkle...
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Barbara Eversfield Shields, 66

Barbara Eversfield Shields, 66

Barbara Eversfield Shields, 66, a longtime resident of Tracy’s Landing, MD passed away February 6, 2020. She was born on July 24, 1953 to the late Donald and Peggy Eversfield. Barbi was raised in Fairhaven and attended Tracey’s Elementary and graduated from Southern High School. She loved living on the family farm and being...
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James “Jamie” Shawn Hayden, 49

James “Jamie” Shawn Hayden, 49

James “Jamie” Shawn Hayden, 49, of Avenue, MD passed away on February 12, 2020 in Avenue, MD. Born on May 9, 1970 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of Dorothy Victoria Hayden and James Stanley Hayden of Bushwood, MD. Jamie is survived by his brother Todd Bailey Hayden (Chandra) of Abell, MD. Along...
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Thomas “Tom” Leo Dougherty, Jr. 59

Thomas “Tom” Leo Dougherty, Jr. 59

Thomas “Tom” Leo Dougherty, Jr. 59, of Drayden, MD formerly from St. Ann, MO passed away on February 10, 2020 in Georgetown University Hospital Washington, DC. Born on November 20, 1960 in Red Bud, IL, he was the loving son of Anna Mae Dougherty of St. Ann, MO, and the late Thomas Dougherty. Tom...
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Alice Marie Jarrett, 65

Alice Marie Jarrett, 65, of Owings, MD and formerly of Waldorf went home to be with the Lord on February 3, 2020. She was born October 7, 1954 in Elgin, IL to Henry Harrison and Emmie Davis (Worley) Jarrett. Born with Cerebral Palsy, Alice faced and yet overcame many life’s challenges. She was preceded...
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Richard Frederic Howard, 58

Richard Frederic Howard, 58

Richard Frederic Howard, 58, of Chesapeake Beach, MD, formerly of Benedict, MD, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2020 at home after a long battle with ALS. Richard was born November 17, 1961 in Washington, DC to Robert and Thelma Howard, moving to Benedict, MD when he was a young child. He graduated from...
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Francis A. Gragan, 80

Francis A. Gragan, 80

Francis A. Gragan, 80, of La Plata, MD passed away on February 10, 2020. Born in St. Mary’s County on March 23, 1939 to the late George and Anna Gragan, He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary “Dolly” Gragan; son David K. Gragan; brother Paul Gragan and sisters, Jean Hart, Ann Campbell...
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John Fletcher Vanmeter, 58

John Fletcher Vanmeter, 58 of White Plains, MD passed away on February 11, 2020 at the University of MD Charles Regional Center in LaPlata, MD. John was born in Mason, WV on December 2, 1961 to the late Lester Vanmeter and Lera Vanmeter. He is survived by his loving wife, Lorrie Vanmeter; daughters, Bebelyn...
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Richard “Rich” Lee Dailey, 65

Richard “Rich” Lee Dailey, 65

Richard “Rich” Lee Dailey, 65, passed away peacefully at his home in Bentonville on Saturday, February 8th, 2020. He was born September 10, 1954 in Natrona Heights, PA to loving parents, George Lee Dailey and Beverly Ann Dailey. Rich, the most charming and kind-hearted father and grandfather, is survived by his spitting image, Ryan...
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Millersville Man Receives 15 Years in Overdose Death of 16-Year-Old

Millersville Man Receives 15 Years in Overdose Death of 16-Year-Old

The Honorable Donna Schaeffer sentenced Jason Patton Baker, 46, of Millersville to 15 years in prison in the death of 16-year-old Josiah Klaes announced Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess. The teenager died from the lethal drugs Baker knowingly sold to the minor. Baker was found guilty by a jury of one...
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Federal Jury Trial Begins Today for Waldorf Man Charged with Distributing Fentanyl Resulting in Death

Federal Jury Trial Begins Today for Waldorf Man Charged with Distributing Fentanyl Resulting in Death

UPDATE 2/18/2020: A federal jury trial begins today in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Maryland, before U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel, in the case of Rodney Mondell Coby, a/k/a “Cuz,” age 31, of Waldorf, who is charged with two counts of distribution of fentanyl resulting in death. Coby is also charged with possession with...
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Police Arrest One Suspect After Stabbing Teen in the Face at St. Charles Town Center / Search Continues for Second Suspect:

Police Arrest One Suspect After Stabbing Teen in the Face at St. Charles Town Center / Search Continues for Second Suspect:

On Sunday, February 16, 2020, at approximately 4:55 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the St Charles Towne Center in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival they located a 16-year-old male with a stab wound to his face. A preliminary investigation revealed the victim and suspects had...
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44-Year-Old Nanjemoy Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

44-Year-Old Nanjemoy Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Accokeek early Saturday morning. The victim is 44-year-old David Vargas Jr. of Nanjemoy, MD. On February 15, 2020, at approximately 5:00 am, officers responded to the 17500 block of Indian Head Highway for a single-vehicle collision. The...
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District Heights Man Arrested After Attempted Home Invasion in Lexington Park

District Heights Man Arrested After Attempted Home Invasion in Lexington Park

On Sunday, February 16, 2020, at approximately 3:00 a.m., police responded to the 21000 block of Manon Way in Lexington Park, for the reported disturbance. Police arrived on the scene to find a black male arrived at the victims residence and started making threats of violence along with attempts to enter The suspect was...
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The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Announces Retirement of Three K-9 Partners

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Announces Retirement of Three K-9 Partners

The CCSO family is proud to announce the retirement of three of our K-9 partners last week: K-9 Ryker is an 8 year old Belgian Malinois trained in Patrol/Narcotic Detection. He served with PFC Darin Behm from July 2012 to February 2020. K-9 Max is an 8 year old Dutch Shepherd trained in Patrol/Narcotics...
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