Monthly Archives: December 2014

Infants Death Being Investigated by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Infants Death Being Investigated by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

On Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at approximately 7:10 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to a residence on Radford Lane in Lexington Park, for the report of a 4 month old male not breathing. CPR was immediately initiated and the infant was transported to Medstar St....
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Cpl. Clagett was Escorted Back to Maryland this Afternoon by Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office

Cpl. Clagett was Escorted Back to Maryland this Afternoon by Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office

Today, Sheriff Troy Berry posthumously promoted Police Officer First Class Jamel Clagett to the rank of Corporal. Cpl. Clagett was escorted back to Maryland this afternoon by members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard and fellow officers. We thank you for all of your kind words and surely your messages will be...
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Alfred Bradley “Brad” Hill, 53

Alfred Bradley “Brad” Hill, 53 of Chaptico, MD passed away on December 21, 2014 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on October 1, 1961 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of Catherine C. Hill and the late Charles A. Hill. Brad is survived by his sons Adam Hill (Amber), Alan Hill (Malarie) both of Chaptico,...
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Mary Rebecca (Somerville) Shade

Mary Rebecca (Somerville) Shade

Mary Rebecca (Somerville) Shade peacefully departed this life at her home on December 21, 2014. Mary Rebecca was born on June 5, 1925 to the late David Lang Somerville and Mary Daisy Fenwick Somerville in Park Hall, MD. A walk along a dirt road to fetch water led her to meeting her soul mate...
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Thomas Howerton “Tom” Vaden, 78

Thomas Howerton “Tom” Vaden, 78

Thomas Howerton Vaden, 78, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on December 20, 2014. He was born on December 21, 1935 in Washington, D.C., to the late Henry Covington Vaden and the late Emma Mae (Taylor) Vaden. Tom retired from Verizon after 35 years, starting with C&P Telephone. He was president of the Clinton Area Recreation...
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David Lee Montgomery, 55

David Lee Montgomery, 55

David Lee Montgomery, 55 of Hughesville, MD passed away December 21, 2014 at his residence. Born December 18, 1959 in LaPlata, MD, he was the son of Francis Carlyle Montgomery and Cecelia Kilhoffer. David worked as Director of Operations for TELCO Critical Power and Cable in Beltsville, MD. David was a sports fan and...
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Charles Alan Wright

Charles Alan Wright

Peacefully on December 14, 2014, Charles Alan Wright departed this earthly life. Family and friends will unite for a memorial service on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD from 1:00 pm until time of service at 1:30 pm.
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Great Mills Woman Takes 9-Month-Old on Drug Fueled Car Ride

Great Mills Woman Takes 9-Month-Old on Drug Fueled Car Ride

On Friday, December 19, 2014 at 7:33 pm, Trooper A. Oyler of the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack initiated a traffic stop on a gold passenger car on Chancellors Run Road, at Horse Head Road for a minor traffic infraction. Upon making contact with the driver, Amanda L. Kinder, 30, of Great Mills, Tpr. Oyler...
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UPDATE: Car Chase Ends in Arrest for Calvert County Man

UPDATE: Car Chase Ends in Arrest for Calvert County Man

UPDATE 12/20/14: On Friday, December 19, 2014, Deputy First Class G. Gott of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a maroon, 2002 Ford Crown Victoria for not displaying a front registration plate. The vehicle was stopped on the St. Mary’s County side of the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge. When Dfc....
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County Government Offices to Close at 2 p.m. on Dec. 24, 31

County Government Offices to Close at 2 p.m. on Dec. 24, 31

Charles County Government offices will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 31. The Commissioners approved early closure on these dates to allow county employees time off to spend time with loved ones. The Tri-County Animal Shelter will close at 2 p.m. on Dec. 24 and 31, and will open...
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Newburg Man Arrested in Connection to Multiple Burglaries

Newburg Man Arrested in Connection to Multiple Burglaries

Charles County sheriff’s detectives have charged Craig Steven Hughes, Jr., 34, of Newburg in connection with multiple burglaries of businesses throughout the county since June 2014. Detectives served a search warrant at Hughes’ residence on Dec. 11 and recovered evidence linking him to more than a dozen cases. Hughes was charged with burglary. Det....
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Charles County Sheriff’s Officer Dies in Motor Vehicle Crash in Virginia

Charles County Sheriff’s Officer Dies in Motor Vehicle Crash in Virginia

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is saddened to announce the death of Patrolman First Class Jamel Clagett, 30, who died in a motor vehicle crash this morning on Route 218 in King George, VA. PFC Clagett was driving home after working a midnight shift when his car left the roadway and struck a...
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Maryland State Police Arrests and Warrant Services for St. Mary’s County 12/22/14

Maryland State Police Arrests and Warrant Services for St. Mary’s County 12/22/14

Maryland State Police from the Leonardtown Barrack are investigating the following incidents: Assault – On Monday, December 15, 2014 at 6:34 pm, TFC S. Ditoto responded to the 25000 block of Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown for a reported malicious destruction of property.  Investigation revealed that Brett Ryan Miller, 31, of Leonardtown, had engaged...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 12/22/14 to 12/26/14

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 12/22/14 to 12/26/14

During the week of December 22 to December 26, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Be safe, happy travels and please drive gently.
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Westlake High School Students Pitch Business Ideas to Local Judges

Westlake High School Students Pitch Business Ideas to Local Judges

Imagine finding out your location, directions, maps and history from a tiny device on your eyeglasses. Westlake High School senior Robert Spruill, III, and sophomore Travil Greene have a business plan to create it and they recently pitched the idea in their business and financial literacy class. Welcome to the Wolverine Bank Tank, Westlake’s...
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House Fire in Nanjemoy Under Investigation

House Fire in Nanjemoy Under Investigation

On Thursday, December 11, 2014 at approximately 12:48 a.m., firefighters from Nanjemoy, Marbury, Indian Head, Potomac Heights, La Plata, Bryans Road, and Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Departments were alerted to a report of a house fire at 10260 Adams Willett Road in Nanjemoy. The fire caused moderate damage to the exterior of the home;...
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Two Flown From Motor Vehicle Accident in Waldorf

Two Flown From Motor Vehicle Accident in Waldorf

On Sunday, December 21, 2014 at approximately 12:50 am, Waldorf and La Plata Volunteer Fire Departments and the Waldorf Rescue Squad responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident on Smallwood Drive in the 7-11 parking lot. Crews arrived on the scene to discover a single vehicle  accident. The vehicle was overturned resulting...
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Zachary “Zach” Mason Hummer, 22

Zachary “Zach” Mason Hummer, 22

Zachary “Zach” Mason Hummer, 22 of Lusby, MD passed away at his residence on December 18, 2014. He was born on February 26, 1992 in Prince Frederick, MD to Paula Larsen and Kerry Mason Hummer. Zach was a life long resident of Calvert County, MD were he attended Patuxent High School. He worked as...
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Avis Geraldine “Jerry” Sharp, 81

Avis Geraldine “Jerry” Sharp, 81

Avis Geraldine “Jerry” Sharp, 81, of Mechanicsville, MD and formerly of Hughesville, MD passed away on December 18, 2014. She was born on January 16, 1933 in Rhoadesville, VA to the late Clifton A. Ball and the late Margaret E. Ball. Jerry enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, playing bingo and going to Redskins parties at Peggy’s....
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Charlene Antionette (Queen) Miles, 57

Charlene Antionette (Queen) Miles, 57

Charlene Antionette (Queen) Miles, affectionately known as “Char Char” by her nieces, was born on March 2, 1957 to the late Genevieve Queen and Charles Bowman, Sr. and raised by Robert “Knute” Brooks. On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, the Lord sent his angels to bring Charlene home to him in Heaven. She was born...
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Preliminary Deer Firearm Season Results Announced For Maryland

Preliminary Deer Firearm Season Results Announced For Maryland

Hunters reported taking 34,053 deer during the popular two-week firearm deer season. Despite challenging weather conditions, including significant rain and wind on key hunting days, the total harvest was down less than seven percent compared to last season’s two-week total of 36,572 deer. More than 4,000 deer were taken on the few Sundays open...
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Southern MD Dirt Riders Aided The Center For Children at Annual Christmas Party

Southern MD Dirt Riders Aided The Center For Children at Annual Christmas Party

On December 8th, for it’s 16th year in a row the Southern Maryland Dirt Riders came to the aide of The Center For Children in providing something special for those children in need at Christmas time. Many gifts of all shapes and sizes were donated by SMDR members for the children. Not only that,...
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Detectives Make Second Arrest in Lexington Park Armed Robbery

Detectives Make Second Arrest in Lexington Park Armed Robbery

UPDATE 12/20/14 7:20 a.m.: According to court documents, Cepeda Juwan Hicks, 20 of Lexington Park was arrested on Friday, December 19, 2014 by Cpl. M. Boyer of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division. Hicks was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, and charged with Armed Robbery, Robbery, Assault 1st Degree, Assault...
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For Old Electronics: Don’t Think Trash. Think e-Cycling

For Old Electronics: Don’t Think Trash. Think e-Cycling

In 2013 each American household owned on average 28 electronic devices, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. But with advancing technology, sleeker, shinier and faster cell phones, computers, tablets, mp3 players and televisions are finding their way onto many holiday gift lists. And into the hands of American consumers. But what about the old...
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Maryland Department of Agriculture Secretary Presents Funds to Southern Maryland FFA Chapters

Maryland Department of Agriculture Secretary Presents Funds to Southern Maryland FFA Chapters

Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance today presented five $500 checks to Southern Maryland FFA Chapters for leadership and chapter development activities during the 2014/2015 school year. “We are happy to see these funds go towards helping the next generation of farmers gain additional experience in leadership development and agricultural education,” said Secretary Hance. The...
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