Monthly Archives: December 2014

Resolve to Be Green in 2015!

Resolve to Be Green in 2015!

With the New Year comes a fresh start and the perfect opportunity to not only better yourself, but your natural world as well. Along with any personal resolutions, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources asks you to consider some green ones. Making small, eco-friendly choices throughout the day can play a big role in...
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Nellie Martha Jarboe, 104

Nellie Martha Jarboe, 104

Nellie Martha Jarboe, 104, of Hollywood, MD passed away in Lexington Park, MD on December 24, 2014. Born on April 8, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Carrie Witherstein Dare and Joseph Dare. Nellie was the loving wife of the late Carroll (JR) Jarboe whom she married on July 20, 1932 in...
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Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 12/26/14

Fugitive Friday – Sponsored by Charles County Crime Solvers – 12/26/14

Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Tramell Vandell Dorsey, 22, of Newburg. Dorsey currently has open warrants for first-degree assault and second-degree assault. He is 5’10”, 145lbs., and has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about Tramell Vandell Dorsey’s whereabouts is asked not...
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 Charles County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 12/26/14

 Charles  County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report – 12/26/14

The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address. THEFT: On Dec. 23 at 3 a.m., Sgt. S. Fetterolf was conducting a patrol check in the 9700 block of Leighland...
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Drayden Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Drayden Man Arrested on Drug Charges

On Tuesday, December 23, 2014 Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office identified a residence in Leonardtown as a distribution point for prescription medications. A search and seizure warrant was obtained and executed with the assistance of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team, Narcotics Support Team members and K-9 deputies....
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College of Southern Maryland Holds Auditions for Spring Production, Jan. 26-27

College of Southern Maryland Holds Auditions for Spring Production, Jan. 26-27

The College of Southern Maryland’s Fine Arts Department is holding open auditions beginning at 6 p.m., Jan. 26-27 for its upcoming spring production “All Out.” “All Out” will be performed on all three campuses on March 5-6 and March 12-14. The comedy follows a group of game show contestants on their quest to win...
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Mechanicsville Man Dies From Injuries Received in November Motor Vehicle Accident

Mechanicsville Man Dies From Injuries Received in November Motor Vehicle Accident

Mechanicsville, Maryland – On November 28, 2014 at approximately 12:35 p.m., patrol units from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Birch Manor Drive for the report of a motor vehicle accident. Investigation revealed a 2000 Jeep Cherokee, operated by Denice Dickens, 47, of Huntington, Maryland,...
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Connor Helps Bring Christmas Joy to his Family with a Little Help From Shop with a Cop

Connor Helps Bring Christmas Joy to his Family with a Little Help From Shop with a Cop

On Monday, December 15, 2014, an amazing lady came to Sheriff’s Office headquarters. Her name is Denna Taggart and she asked to meet with Detective Corporal Bill Raddatz in person. Bill was out of the office, so Detective Ellis offered to deliver the card to Bill, however Mrs. Taggart insisted on waiting. Mrs. Taggart...
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As You Share Your Holiday Glee, Road Safety is Key!

As You Share Your Holiday Glee, Road Safety is Key!

Peace. Mobility. Zero Fatalities. This is the holiday wish list from the Maryland State Highway Administration, along with a reminder to be safe on the roads while enjoying the holiday season. With frequent holiday parties and shoppers out and about, there is a heightened concern for pedestrian and impaired driving crashes. Please stay alert,...
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Special Christmas Edition of Wednesday’s Pet

Special Christmas Edition of Wednesday’s Pet

With Christmas and the New Year fast approaching, I decided to use this week’s Wednesdays Pet to focus on the needs of various rescue organizations in our area.  Here is a list of local rescues, along with ways you can assist these organizations so they can continue to provide much-needed love, care and help...
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Helen Elaine Miller, 82

Helen Elaine Miller, 82

Mrs. Helen Elaine Miller of Millsboro, DE, formerly of Calvert County, MD passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Beebe Medical Center. She was 82 years old. Mrs. Miller was born on October 21, 1932 in Richmond, VA to the late Richard and Gussie Edmonia Funkhouser. In addition to her parents, she is...
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Track Santa Claus Tonight

Track Santa Claus Tonight

There are a few ways to track Santa this year. NORAD Track Santa NORAD has been tracking Santa since Christmas Eve in 1955, when a typo in a newspaper gave kids the government organization’s direct number. “Long before the Wright brothers flew the first airplane or the Montgolfier brothers launched the first hot air...
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Detectives in Charles County Investigating Sexual Assault in Bryans Road

Detectives in Charles County Investigating Sexual Assault in Bryans Road

On Monday, December 22, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., a 33-year-old woman was walking home in the area of Matthews Road in Bryans Road when a lone male approached from behind, pulled her into the woods and sexually assaulted her. After the assault, the suspect fled and the victim notified police. The suspect is described...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help in Identifying Fraud Suspects

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help in Identifying Fraud Suspects

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the two suspects pictured. On Wednesday, December 17, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., both suspects were involved in the theft of a cell phone from a counter inside the Target store located at 45155 First Colony Way., in California. Suspect #1...
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Calvert County Shop with a Cop 2014

Calvert County Shop with a Cop 2014

On Saturday, December 13, 2014 law enforcement officers from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Maryland Natural Resources Police, and the Prince George’s County Police Department volunteered their services and free time to assist 75 Calvert County children with the annual Shop with a Cop event. Children from all over the county ranging...
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It’s All About the Octopus at the Calvert Marine Museum

It’s All About the Octopus at the Calvert Marine Museum

You’ve got to see it to believe it! Visit the Calvert Marine Museum in January and see our amazing octopus in the new River to Bay exhibit. Enter the “Name our Octopus” contest that begins on January 5 and runs through January 30. Drop your suggestion in the ballot box located in the Museum...
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Speed and Line of Site Listed as Contributing factors in Crash Involving Calvert County Deputy

Speed and Line of Site Listed as Contributing factors in Crash Involving Calvert County Deputy

On November 11, 2014 at 5:52 p.m., Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy First Class R. Kreps was involved in a serious motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Prince Frederick Boulevard and Allnut Court in Prince Frederick while on duty.  Dfc. Kreps collided with a 2013 Toyota Corolla operated by Viral Dharamshibhai Patel and...
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CSM Leonardtown Campus Hosts Robotics Challenge

CSM Leonardtown Campus Hosts Robotics Challenge

The College of Southern Maryland hosted the FIRST LEGO League Qualifier Tournament for elementary and middle school teams in Southern Maryland Dec. 6 at the Leonardtown Campus. The competition, FLL World Class Learning Unleashed, challenged students to redesign how people gather knowledge and skills in the 21st century. Approximately 100 students, representing 10 teams,...
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Erna “Noreen” Bengtson, 68

Erna “Noreen” Bengtson, 68

Erna “Noreen” Bengtson, 68 of Lexington Park, MD passed away on December 22, 2014 at her residence. “Noreen” was born November 28, 1946 in Seattle, WA. She was the daughter of the late Mary Teresa and Leslie F. Hartl. Mrs. Bengtson was the loving wife of Albert Bengtson, she is also survived by her...
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Florence Irene Decker

Florence Irene Decker

Florence Irene Decker passed away December 19, 2014 after many years battling lung cancer. Florence was born March 22, 1927 in Kingston, NY to Helen Sheeley Snyder and Winifred Henry Snyder. On January 12, 1947 she married her childhood friend Irwin George Decker (AKA Dick) and spent 67 years as a homemaker, mother and...
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Eugene Munford, Sr.

Eugene Munford, Sr.

Peacefully on Friday, December 19, 2014 Eugene Munford, Sr. departed this earthly life. Family and friends will unite on Saturday, January 15, 2015 from 1:00 pm until time of service 2:00 pm at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home Chapel, 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD. Interment will be private.
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect pictured. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at 6:00 PM, the suspect loaded a hand basket with food and merchandise from the Family Dollar store located at 21703 Great Mills Road, in Lexington Park. The suspect then left with the...
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Funeral Arrangements for Cpl. Jamel L. Clagett of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office

Funeral Arrangements for Cpl. Jamel L. Clagett of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office

Funeral arrangements for Cpl. Jamel L. Clagett – a Charles County Sheriff’s officer who died on Dec. 21 in a car crash – are as follows: Viewing: Monday, December 29 4 – 7 p.m. St. Peter’s Catholic Church 3320 St. Peter’s Dr., Waldorf, MD Funeral Service: Tuesday, December 30 11 a.m. St. Peter’s Catholic...
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St. Mary’s Ryken Computer Animation Class Takes Second in University Competition

St. Mary’s Ryken Computer Animation Class Takes Second in University Competition

Congratulations to the students in Mrs. Paula McGuigan’s Computer Animation class at St. Mary’s Ryken (SMR). They had only five days to complete three programs for Mercer University’s Alice Programming Competition. The students regularly work in the “Scratch” and “Alice” programming languages, but not with the time pressure the contest demanded. Nudged out of...
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Southern Maryland Chooses College of Southern Maryland on #Giving Tuesday

Southern Maryland Chooses College of Southern Maryland on #Giving Tuesday

The season of giving kicked off with unselfishness as thousands of donors worldwide supported nonprofit efforts on the third annual #GivingTuesday. In Southern Maryland, many of the community givers doubled their impact by supporting the College of Southern Maryland student scholarships and programs, raising $25,897 during the 24-hour online event. “We are truly humbled...
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