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‘Operation Broken Heart’ Yields 56 Arrests In Maryland

‘Operation Broken Heart’ Yields 56 Arrests In Maryland

Maryland’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force yields 56 arrests in Maryland, 21 of which were arrested by Maryland State Police investigators, while participating in “Operation Broken Heart,” a nationwide, three-month initiative targeting offenders of child sexual exploitation. The Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) was one of 61 task forces included...
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UPDATE: Prince Frederick Woman Enters Plea for Child Abuse and Assault

UPDATE: Prince Frederick Woman Enters Plea for Child Abuse and Assault

UPDATE 6/13/2018: On June 11, 2018, Rocia Aceneth Tovar Calderon, 40, of Prince Frederick, entered an Alford plea to second-degree child abuse. An Alford plea is a plea under which a defendant may choose to plead guilty, not because of an admission to the crime, but because the prosecutor has sufficient evidence to place a charge...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested After Roommate Found Severely Beaten

Lexington Park Man Arrested After Roommate Found Severely Beaten

On June 10, 2018, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Corporal James Stone of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Rosewood Drive in Lexington Park for a reported assault. Prior to entering the residence, police observed a Hispanic male exit from behind a shed in the corner of the yard that leads to the...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Child Abuse

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Child Abuse

On Sunday, June 10, 2018, Deputy First Class Sheena Tirpak responded to a check the welfare investigation involving a juvenile. The victim advised that Joshua Menasse Bohbot, 34, of Lexington Park struck the victim’s head and thigh, which left a handprint through jeans. Bohbot said he didn’t think he hit the victim hard enough...
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Indian Head Man Dies from Injuries Sustained in Car Crash

Indian Head Man Dies from Injuries Sustained in Car Crash

On Thursday, May 24, 2018, at approximately 11:52 a.m., Trooper First Class K. Burroughs of the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to southbound United States Route 301 north of South Faulkner Road in Faulkner for a single vehicle collision. On scene investigation revealed, Russell Wayne Oroian , 70, of Indian Head, was...
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Federal Grant for Great Mills High School Announced

Federal Grant for Great Mills High School Announced

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) announced that St. Mary’s County Public Schools will receive nearly $190,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Education Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant program. Specifically, the grant will aid the ongoing recovery effort of...
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Sick Teddy Bears Get TLC at EMS for Children Day on June 15

Sick Teddy Bears Get TLC at EMS for Children Day on June 15

Have a sick or injured cuddly friend?  The teddy bear doctor is in at the 2018 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for Children Day event at Regency Furniture Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf) on Friday, June 15 starting at 5:30 p.m.  This event will take place prior to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs game...
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Prince George’s County Police Arrests School Bus Aide For Assaulting 1st Grader on School Bus

Prince George’s County Police Arrests School Bus Aide For Assaulting 1st Grader on School Bus

  On the evening of Friday, June 8th, Prince George’s County Public School Security provided our agency with video of Brooks, a bus aide, on a school bus with students en route to the Foundation School in Largo. Brooks is seen on in-bus surveillance video sitting in a seat next to a 7 year-old...
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Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot for St. Mary’s County 2018 Primary Election

Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot for St. Mary’s County 2018 Primary Election

The deadline to request a 2018 Primary Election absentee ballot be received by mail is June 19, 2018. The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the primary election for online delivery is June 22, 2018. Any registered voter in Maryland may request and vote by absentee ballot. A voter who wishes to vote...
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Two Inmates Charged with Assault Over TV

Two Inmates Charged with Assault Over TV

On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Deputy D Hersh of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center for the report of an assault between inmates. Amanda Maria Stewart, 31, of Mechanicsville and Aliciana Christina Rangel, 28, of No Fixed Address were observed by a Corrections Officer...
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Lifeguards Credited After Saving Life at St. Charles High School Aquatic Center

Lifeguards Credited After Saving Life at St. Charles High School Aquatic Center

On February 25th, 2018 lifeguards Madison Tompkins, Walter Hickey and Liam Vienneau were on-duty watching over swimmers from a birthday party at the Donald M. Wade Aquatic Center at St. Charles High School. During the party one of the guests had a seizure while swimming and became unresponsive in the water. The lifeguards quickly...
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No Injuries Reported in Single Vehicle Rollover Crash in Park Hall

No Injuries Reported in Single Vehicle Rollover Crash in Park Hall

On Sunday, June 10, 2018., at approximately 7:50 p.m., police and rescue personnel responded to Point Lookout Road, in the area of Willows Road, in Park Hall, for the reported serious motor vehicle accident with one vehicle overturned. Units arrived on scene to find a single vehicle overturned off the roadway, in a driveway,...
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Occupants Displaced After Lightning Strikes House in Wildewood

Occupants Displaced After Lightning Strikes House in Wildewood

On Sunday, June 10, 2018, at approximately 7:45 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, Hollywood, and Patuxent River Naval Base responded to the 22900 Block of Cypress Drive, in Wildewood, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to discover smoke and fire showing from the attic area of the residence. After investigating, crews...
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Amateur Radio “Field Day” June 23 and 24 Demonstrates Science, Skill, and Service

Amateur Radio “Field Day” June 23 and 24 Demonstrates Science, Skill, and Service

Members of the St Mary’s County Amateur Radio Association will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 23 – 24 at Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and...
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Four Seriously Injured After Head-on Collision in Leonardtown

Four Seriously Injured After Head-on Collision in Leonardtown

On Saturday, June 9, 2018, at approximately 12:12 p.m., Police, fire and rescue responded to Budds Creek Road, in the area of Bayside Road, in Leonardtown, for the reported serious motor vehicle accident with multiple people trapped. Units arrived on scene to find two pick-up trucks in the roadway, in a head-on style collision,...
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Rudy Joseph Firmani, 89

Rudy Joseph Firmani, 89

Rudy Joseph Firmani, 89, of Edgewater passed away June 6, 2018. He was born August 23, 1928 in Italy to Silvio and Elizabeth Firmani. Rudy came to the United States with his family in 1936 and lived in Washington, D.C. He was employed as an ornamental iron worker and co-owner of Northeast Iron Works...
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Billy T. “Paleobum” Palmer, 67

Billy T. “Paleobum” Palmer, 67

Billy T. “Paleobum” Palmer, 67, of Huntingtown, MD passed away May 6, 2018 at his residence after a long battle with cancer. He was born June 7, 1950 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Harold and Bessie Palmer. Billy joined the Navy in 1970 as a Submariner and retired after 20 years. He was a Sonarman,...
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Cecil Junior Pasini, 90

Cecil Junior Pasini, 90

Cecil Junior Pasini, age 90 of La Plata, Maryland, died June 5, 2018 at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, Maryland. Cecil joined the Navy in 1944 and then transferred to the Air Force where he served all over the world, retiring after 24 years (in 1969) as a...
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Sarah Jean Bowling, 37

Sarah Jean Bowling, 37

Sarah Jean Bowling, 37, of Harrisburg, PA, formerly of Charles County, MD, died on June 2, 2018. Born on June 22, 1980 in Clinton, Maryland, Sarah graduated from McDonough High School, Class of 1998 and attended College of Southern Maryland. She was employed as a kitchen designer. Sarah was preceded in death by her...
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Katherine Moran Boarman (nee Murphy)

Katherine Moran Boarman (nee Murphy)

Katherine Moran Boarman (nee Murphy), a resident of Charlotte Hall and a payroll coordinator at The Wills Group, passed away unexpectedly at her home on June 2, 2018 at the age of 65. Kathy was born in Newburg on June 27, 1952 to Roger Leonard and Myrtle Valerie Murphy. She graduated from La Plata...
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Heather Anne Dinges, 29

Heather Anne Dinges, 29

Heather Anne Dinges, age 29 of Bryantown, Maryland, died May 29, 2018. She was born April 18, 1989 in La Plata, Maryland to the late Jeffery N. Dinges and Sandra (Summers) Hungerford. Heather loved her family more than anything and always had a smile. She loved her “Pop” and Grandma very much – they...
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James Anthony “Flip” Rawls., 53

James Anthony “Flip” Rawls., 53

James Anthony “Flip” Rawls., 53 passed away on May 28, 2018. He was born on August 11, 1964 in Queens, New York to parents James Henry Rawls of Sandersville, Georgia and the late Vivian Jones Rawls of Queens, New York. James graduated from Far Rockaway High School in Queens, New York. After high school,...
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Carl Stanley Brow, Jr., 80

Carl Stanley Brow, Jr., 80, of Hollywood, MD passed away June 4, 2018, at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD. He was born on June 14, 1937 in Wyandotte, MI to the late Carl S. Brow, Sr. and Maxine Brow. In 1955 Carl was drafted into the United States Coast Guard. In...
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Elliot Weisman, 89

Elliot Weisman, 89

Elliot Weisman, 89, of California, MD passed away on June 5, 2018 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. Elliot was born on August 7, 1928 in Rockaway Beach, NY to the late Louis Weisman and Kitty Secol Weisman. Elliot was a graduate of Central High School in Bridgeport, CT in 1947. He proudly served in...
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Stacy Lynn Russell, 36

Stacy Lynn Russell, 36

Stacy Lynn Russell, 36, of Hedgesville, WV passed away on June 5, 2018. Born on October 17, 1981 in Clinton MD, she was the daughter of Geary Allen Bish, Sr. and Terry Marie Russell (William). Stacy graduated from La Plata High school in 2000 where she went on to further her education and became...
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