Monthly Archives: May 2014

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 5/27/14

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 5/27/14

During the week of May 19 through May 25 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,572 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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Thompson Square to Perform at Calvert Marine Museum’s PNC Waterside Pavilion

Thompson Square to Perform at Calvert Marine Museum’s PNC Waterside Pavilion

Thompson Square will perform live on Friday, July 18 at the Calvert Marine Museum’s PNC Waterside Pavilion! Tickets are on sale now and are $48 for premium and $38 for reserved, and can be purchased by phone at 1-800-787-9454, in person at Prince Frederick Ford/Dodge (cash or check only), or online at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. The...
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Significant Fossil Found in Accokeek, MD

Significant Fossil Found in Accokeek, MD

More than 30 years of combing the streambed for shark’s teeth has left retired farmer, Bernard Kuehn, from Accokeek, Maryland, with quite a rare find. A soft shell turtle fossil that lived more than 58 million years ago from the Paleocene epoch was found along the bank of Accokeek Creek in early May. This...
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Calvert County Crime Solvers’ Case of the Week 5/27/14

Calvert County Crime Solvers’ Case of the Week 5/27/14

Calvert County Crime Solvers and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the persons responsible for a robbery in Lusby. Two victims advised DFC J. Hardesty that on May 23 at 1:27 p.m. they were playing basketball at the court near Lake Lariat in Lusby. They stated that two...
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Two St. Mary’s County Residents Arrested for Violating Court Orders

Two St. Mary’s County Residents Arrested for Violating Court Orders

On May 18, 2014, Deputy Beasley of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence located in the 22000 block of Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for a check the welfare request. The complainant, Gary Lynn Meyer, 27, of Leonardtown, requested deputies respond to another address to check the welfare of his child....
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Art Contest – Win a Gas Grill

Art Contest – Win a Gas Grill

To enter: submit a photo of your original artwork to: SOMDArtContest@gmail.com The Theme: “Sears Hometown Store—friendly service and great products.” The depicted products must be carried in the store. Voting will be on the Sears Hometown Store Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SearsHTSCaliforniaMD Deadline May 31st, 2014 • Round one of voting will be from June 1-7 the ten...
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Francis Geroe Cecil, Jr., 79

Francis Geroe Cecil, Jr., 79

Francis Geroe Cecil, Jr., 79 of Hughesville, MD formerly from Leonardtown, MD, passed away at his residence. Born on July 5, 1934 in Leonardtown, MD, as the oldest twin of the late Alma Marie Cecil and Francis Geroe Cecil, Sr. Francis was the loving husband of Frances Deloris Cecil whom he married on April...
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Homer Edgar Helms, 86

Homer Edgar Helms, 86

Homer Edgar Helms, 86 of Mechanicsville, MD died May 25, 2014, after a long illness. Born on March 1, 1928, in Willis, VA, he was the oldest son of the late Edgar Hamilton Helms and Maude Alderman Helms. On October 6, 1955, he married the love of his life, Gertrude (Trudy) Davis, at St. John’s...
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UPDATE: Driver in Fatal Crash at Maryland International Raceway Identified

UPDATE: Driver in Fatal Crash at Maryland International Raceway Identified

UPDATE 5/26/14 @ 2:30 a.m.: According to the lehighvalleylive.com news site, after an initial test run, no one could have expected Lamont Akins’ day on the drag strip would end tragically, according to his best friend. “He made the second pass and something happened to the car,” said Easton resident Darrin Robinson. “He ended up rolling...
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Charlotte Hall Man Fleeing Police Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Charlotte Hall Man Fleeing Police Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Steven Ricardo-Terrell Hurdle, 36, of Charlotte Hall, Maryland, was suspected of fleeing and eluding a Maryland National Capital Park police officer when he failed to stop at a red light. Hurdle was speeding when he ran the red light. A 2012 Hyundai Sonota was proceeding through a green light and attempting to make a left...
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Armed Robbery Being Investigated in Lusby

Armed Robbery Being Investigated in Lusby

On Friday, May 23 at 1:27 p.m., two victims advised DFC J. Hardesty of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office that they were playing basketball at the court near Lake Lariat in Lusby. They stated that two unknown males approached them and asked to play basketball with them. A game started but an argument broke...
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Early Morning Roll Over in California Sends one to the Hospital

Early Morning Roll Over in California Sends one to the Hospital

On Monday, May, 26 at 1:25 a.m., police, fire and rescue crews responded to a report of an accident with injuries along route 235 in California. Crews arrived on scene to discover a Mercury Mountaineer overturned on Route 235 in front of the Super 8 Hotel. The single occupant, was out of the vehicle...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested Again After Domestic Assault

Lexington Park Man Arrested Again After Domestic Assault

On Sunday May 25, 2014, at 12:15 p.m., Deputy A. Logue of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 45000 block of Carefree Way in Lexington Park, for a domestic assault in progress. Investigation revealed that Sean Michael Wylie, 36, of Lexington Park had also driven his vehicle into...
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CSM Trustees Approve Plan for Regional Campus

CSM Trustees Approve Plan for Regional Campus

The College of Southern Maryland Board of Trustees at its May 15 board meeting approved the conceptual design and master plan for the college’s new Regional Campus to be located on 74 acres in Hughesville. The campus will provide offerings and programs to serve the entire region in a more cost-effective and convenient way....
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Norma Jean Dove “Nana”, 85

Norma Jean Dove “Nana”, 85

Norma Jean Dove “Nana”, 85 of Lusby, MD formerly from Broomes Island, MD passed away at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, MD on Thursday, May 22, 2014. She was born on January 25, 1929 in Buffalo, NY to the late Edward Francis Dekdebrun and Cecilia Margaret Cleary Dekdebrun. Norma grew up in and around...
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81 Year Old Man Arrested After Assault With Walking Cane During Argument Over Alcohol

81 Year Old Man Arrested After Assault With Walking Cane During Argument Over Alcohol

On Saturday, May 17, 2014, Deputy Beasley of St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Chapman Drive in Lexington Park, for an assault. The victim alleged, the owner of the residence, identified as Lewis Harold Murphy, 81, of Lexington Park, struck the victim in the face with his walking cane during an...
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Vehicle Fire in Charlotte Hall

Vehicle Fire in Charlotte Hall

On May 24, 2014 12:00 p.m., the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department was alerted for a vehicle fire on Route 5 in the area of the McDonald’s in Charlotte Hall. Firefighters arrived on scene to find the engine compartment of a PT Cruiser on fire. The crew stretched the front bumper line and made quick...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 5/25/14

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 5/25/14

During the week of May 12 through May 18 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,383 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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Dominion Asks FERC to Keep to its Scheduled 30-day Comment Period for the Cove Point LNG Export Project EA

Dominion Asks FERC to Keep to its Scheduled 30-day Comment Period for the Cove Point LNG Export Project EA

Dominion today asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to keep to its scheduled 30-day comment period for the Cove Point LNG export project’s Environmental Assessment rather than add 60 days more as requested by several environmental advocate organizations. This probably does not come as a surprise to you; however, I encourage you to read...
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Children can Enjoy Free Lunches this Summer

Children can Enjoy Free Lunches this Summer

Lunch on Us is Charles County’s free summer meal program for children, which is part of the state and federal summer food service programs that provide children the nutrition they need to learn, play and grow throughout the summer months. Lunch is free to all Charles County children 18 or younger and must be consumed at the...
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Gardening Tips: Better Tomato Staking

Gardening Tips: Better Tomato Staking

If you’ve ever bought one of those cheap tomato cages to support your fruit-laden plants over the summer, you’ve probably also had it topple over mid-summer and frustratingly tried to fix it. I use those cheap cages for peppers and other smaller plants, but find them useless for tomatoes. Before planting, remember that the less sun...
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Tabletop Training Presented to Nursing Home Staff

Tabletop Training Presented to Nursing Home Staff

On May 19, 2014, Gerald Gardiner from St. Mary’s County Emergency Services and Technology and Captain Steve Hall, Commander of the Patrol Division and the Emergency Services Team for the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office presented informative scenario based training to the supervisory staff at St. Mary’s Nursing Center. “The training included “table top”...
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James “Jim” Michael Brinkmann, Sr., 58

James “Jim” Michael Brinkmann, Sr., 58

James “Jim” Michael Brinkmann, Sr., 58 of Chaptico, MD passed away on May 23, 2014 at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD. Born on March 20, 1956 in Waterford, WI, he was the loving son of the late Evelyn Josphene Brezgel Brinkmann and John Edward Brinkmann, Sr. Jim was the loving husband...
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Two Lexington Park Women Arrested for Shoplifting at Walmart

Two Lexington Park Women Arrested for Shoplifting at Walmart

On May 17, 2014, Deputy Dale Smith of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Walmart located in California, for a theft. Loss prevention personnel reported suspect Krista Marie Farmer, 28, of Lexington Park, concealed several items of merchandise in a used Walmart shopping bag and left without paying. Farmer was placed under...
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Lexington Park Woman Charged with Assaulting a Child and Stealing her Bicycle

Lexington Park Woman Charged with Assaulting a Child and Stealing her Bicycle

On May 18, 2014, Deputy Dale Smith of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Hawkbit Court in Lexington Park, for a reported disturbance. The investigation revealed, suspect Ann Lucretia Lawrence, 61, of Lexington Park, became angry with neighborhood children for riding their bicycles through her yard. When the victim...
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