Monthly Archives: March 2015

Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Child Pornography Arrests

Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Child Pornography Arrests

Members of the Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Section, and the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) arrested a Baltimore City man on child pornography related charges. The suspect is identified as Jose Manuel Arias-Flores, 25, from Baltimore City, Maryland. He was arrested without incident at 6:30 a.m. this morning. Arias-Flores was...
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Great Mills Man Arrested for Violating a Protective Order

Great Mills Man Arrested for Violating a Protective Order

On March 16, 2015, Deputy LaFave responded to a residence on Frank Hayden Lane in California, for a reported violation of a protective order. The victim alleged Michael Jonathan Reeb, 28 of Great Mills, contacted the victim on social media via third party in violation of an active protective order. Deputy LaFave located Reeb...
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Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of St. Mary’s County Celebrates Senior Success

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of St. Mary’s County Celebrates Senior Success

“Senior volunteers are truly one of our community’s greatest natural resources,” said Norine Rowe, RSVP Manager. “Through their contributions of time, talent, and expertise, area seniors are providing important community services that might otherwise go unmet.” The local RSVP program is part of Senior Corps, a federal program administered by the Corporation for National...
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Charles County Public School Board Appoints Ethics Panel Member

Charles County Public School Board Appoints Ethics Panel Member

The Board of Education of Charles County has appointed Joseph Cormier of Waldorf to serve on the Board of Education Ethics Panel. He replaces a member who resigned due to an employment conflict. The panel is serving a four-year term that ends in June 2018. Cormier joins panel members William Olmstead, a La Plata...
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Local Navy Vet is A Finalist in 7-Eleven’s Free Store Competition

Ray Kempisty, a local Navy Veteran, has made it to the final round of 7-Eleven’s “Operation:Take Command” competition and could win his very own franchised store. Military service is a tradition in Raymond Kempisty’s family. Now this Navy veteran is interested in starting a new family tradition in franchising. With the support of his...
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Lady Luck Rewards Bowie Waiter with $30,000 Tip

Lady Luck Rewards Bowie Waiter with $30,000 Tip

Michael Kohout of Bowie is now a happy man on the move. The Annapolis waiter was worried about managing his upcoming move to Florida until Lady Luck gave him a $30,000 tip for playing the Maryland Lottery’s Cash Lines scratch-off. His going-away gift from the Lottery arrived one day after Michael finished his shift at...
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Motorists and Farmer Can Share the Road Safely – be Patient and Cautiious

Motorists and Farmer Can Share the Road Safely – be Patient and Cautiious

Spring is finally here and the planting season is starting throughout much of Maryland. That means motorists traveling Maryland highways and rural roads may find themselves sharing the road with the large, slow-moving farm equipment from one of Maryland’s 12,300 farms. “Farmers are legally allowed to operate farm equipment on public roadways and there...
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Former St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputy Arrests Suspect in Carjacking of Vietnam War Veteran with Disabilities

Former St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputy Arrests Suspect in Carjacking of Vietnam War Veteran with Disabilities

News4 Prince George’s County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins explains in the video below how a viewer who saw a News4 report helped lead police to the man suspected of carjacking a Vietnam War veteran with disabilities in Bladensburg, Maryland. A tipster who saw News4’s report about the attack gave police the description of Solomon’s...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Breaks Fundraising Record!

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Breaks Fundraising Record!

$38,505 in Torch Run T-shirt sales alone and a total of $55,000 for Special Olympics Maryland. That is the amount of money we raised last year for a beloved organization with whom we have been partners for decades. Today, members of our agency attended the kick-off event for the 2015 Law Enforcement Torch Run...
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Changes to the 2014-2015 School System Operational Calendars

Changes to the 2014-2015 School System Operational Calendars

The Board of Education of St. Mary’s County, at their meeting of March 25, 2015, approved changes to the 2014-2015 School System Operational Calendars due to the inclement weather experienced this past winter. St. Mary’s County Public Schools closed seven days this year for inclement weather. Five make-up days for inclement weather were already...
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Shirley “Shirl” Elizabeth Joy, 79

Shirley “Shirl” Elizabeth Joy, 79

Shirley “Shirl” Elizabeth Joy, 79 of Hollywood, MD passed away on March 25, 2015 in Hollywood, MD. Born on March 13, 1936, in Leonardtown, MD she was the daughter of the late Maurice Martin and Henrietta Clarke. Shirley was the loving wife of the late Marvin McClellan Joy, whom she married on August 25,...
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Elaine Marie Kramer, 61

Elaine Marie Kramer, 61

Elaine Marie Kramer, 61 of Leonardtown, MD passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Washington Hospital Center, surrounded by her loving family. Born on January 5, 1954 in Lebanon, PA, she was the daughter of Teresa Horn Peffley. On June 19, 1976, Elaine married her beloved husband, Dane Michael Kramer in Lebanon, PA. Together, they...
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Franklin “Slim” Monroe Hall, 82

Franklin “Slim” Monroe Hall, 82

Franklin “Slim” Monroe Hall, 82 of Gallant Green, (Waldorf) MD died on March 26, 2015 at Sagepoint Rehabilitation Center in La Plata, MD. He was born on March 22, 1933. He was the son of the late Percy and Aminette Hall. Franklin served active duty in the Army from 1953 to 1955 and served in...
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Ruth Ann Friedli,”Sissie” 79

Ruth Ann Friedli,”Sissie” 79

Ruth Ann Friedli,”Sissie” 79 of St. Leonard, MD passed away peacefully on March 26, 2015 at the Burnett-Calvert Hospice House in Prince Frederick, MD. She was born on September 13, 1935 in Washington, DC to the late Ruth T. Goldsmith and James Leo Nutwell. Besides her parents, Ruth Ann is also predeceased by a son,...
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Shamrock 5K Raises Green for Local Organization

Shamrock 5K Raises Green for Local Organization

A windy morning didn’t stop local runners from donning their green and orange and lacing up their running shoes for the second annual Casey Jones Shamrock 5K Run/Walk. The event, which took place Sunday, March 15, raised funds for LifeStyles Maryland, a La Plata-based organization that works in support of the homeless, people in...
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La Plata Police Department Weekly Activity Report for March 27, 2015

La Plata Police Department Weekly Activity Report for March 27, 2015

This activity report is provided as a public service to the community. It is intended to give an overview of the criminal activity within La Plata and is not a complete listing of all events and crime reported to the La Plata Police Department. DOMESTIC ASSAULT: On March 26, 2015 at 2221 hours, officers...
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UPDATE: Missing Person Has Been Located

UPDATE: Missing Person Has Been Located

UPDATE: MISSING PERSON Devin Purdy – has been located and is safe. ALERT: Missing Person Devin Purdy was last seen on March 23, 2015, at 5:30 AM. At that time, he was riding a Kellar commuter bus at the park & ride located in Golden Beach, in St. Mary’s County. Devin was heading to...
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The 5th Annual Fairy & Gnome Home Festival

The 5th Annual Fairy & Gnome Home Festival

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, MD, will host the 5th Annual Fairy & Gnome Home Festival on Sunday, April 26, from noon to 4:00 pm. The festival offers fun and engaging activities along the Wooded Path and throughout the grounds. This event creates a magical world of discovery, fun, and learning...
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Prepare for Severe Spring Storms

Prepare for Severe Spring Storms

The spring season often brings unpredictable and severe weather to Charles County. Sometimes extreme weather changes can occur even within the same day. Thunderstorms can come up suddenly, and can present a variety of hazards, including: lightning, wind, heavy rains, and hail. A thunderstorm is considered severe if it produces hail at least one...
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Silent Auction for Capitals and Redskins signed items at Easter Egg Hunt and The REX to benefit Foundation 4 Heroes.

Silent Auction for Capitals and Redskins signed items at Easter Egg Hunt and The REX to benefit Foundation 4 Heroes.

The following items are going to be up for auction at the St. Mary’s County Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday and completed at The REX at their Comicon Party later that night. One hundred percent of your donations go toward helping Foundation 4 Heroes; the only local, superhero, nonprofit organization, travel to inspire and...
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Lexington Park Sex Offender Arrested for Solicitation of a Minor

Lexington Park Sex Offender Arrested for Solicitation of a Minor

On March 9, 2015, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigations Division began an investigation after receiving information, John Allen Combs SR., 42 of Lexington Park, a tier 1 registered sex offender, had posted child pornography on his social media sites. During the investigation, Combs began communicating with a 15 year...
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Chesapeake Beach Couple Arrested for Burglary

Chesapeake Beach Couple Arrested for Burglary

On November 13, 2014, members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2800 block of Tipperary Lane in Chesapeake Beach for the report of a burglary. Jewelry, an iPad, cash and a handgun were stolen and property was damaged totaling $375.  The case was assumed by Det. N. DeFelice of the Criminal...
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Farming for Knowledge, Community

Farming for Knowledge, Community

The College of Southern Maryland is partnering with Farming 4 Hunger, a Southern Maryland-based non-profit organization, to offer community education classes on gardening and farming. The classes, the majority of which are held at Serenity Farm in Benedict, begin March 28. Registration for these home and garden courses are accepted up to the day...
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Lexington Park Man Charged with Assault

Lexington Park Man Charged with Assault

On March 20, 2015, Deputy Cole of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Jay Dee Court in Lexington Park, for a man with a gun. The victim alleged he was stopped at a traffic light on Great Mills Road, when suspect Charles Timothy Moore, 33 of Lexington Park, pulled...
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New Bill Would Create Height Restrictions on Wind Turbines Near Patuxent River Navy Base

New Bill Would Create Height Restrictions on Wind Turbines Near Patuxent River Navy Base

As wind energy companies try to find their footing in Maryland, state senators proposed a bill that would limit turbines’ heights, as well as their companies’ interests, in southern Maryland. Proposals had placed wind turbines in the Chesapeake Bay near the Patuxent River, and along the Atlantic Coast near Ocean City, but this bill...
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