Monthly Archives: July 2015

Mary Elnedda George Toon, 85

Mary Elnedda George Toon, 85

Mary Elnedda George Toon was born February 22, 1930 in Whiteville, NC, daughter to the late Archester Lennon and Carrie Levada George Lennon. She departed this life peacefully on July 25, 2015 at St Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. Mary was united in holy matrimony to the late Patrick Henry Toon in April of...
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Daniel “DB” Jason Brown, 37

Daniel “DB” Jason Brown, 37

Daniel “DB” Jason Brown, 37 of Lusby, MD, formerly from Mechanicsville, MD passed away on July 25, 2015 in Lusby, MD. Born on March 6, 1978 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the loving son of Anne & Skip James of Mechanicsville, MD and Douglas Brown, Sr. of Lusby, MD. Daniel is survived by his...
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Douglas “Doug” Howell Brown, Jr., 39

Douglas “Doug” Howell Brown, Jr., 39

Douglas “Doug” Howell Brown, Jr., 39 of Washington, DC, formerly from Mechanicsville, MD, passed away on July 27, 2015 in Lusby, MD. Born on April 18, 1976 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the loving son of Anne & Skip James of Mechanicsville, MD and Douglas Howell Brown, Sr. of Lusby, MD. Douglas is survived...
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Winston W. Burroughs, 92

Winston W. Burroughs, 92

Winston W. Burroughs, 92 of Waldorf, MD, passed away on July 26, 2015. He was born on April 5, 1923 in Charlotte Hall, MD to William and Mabel Burroughs. In addition to his beloved wife of 64 years, Rose Montgomery Burroughs, Winston is survived by his sons, Chuck (Debbie) Burroughs, Jimmy (Debbie) Burroughs, and...
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Jeannette Cantwell Chandler, 77

Jeannette Cantwell Chandler, 77

On Saturday, July 25, 2015 Jeannette Cantwell Chandler died at home one year after being diagnosed with ALS. She was 77 at the time of her death. A native of Washington, D.C., Jeannie attended Notre Dame High School and Trinity College. She later received her M.A.I., the highest designation in real estate appraisal, and...
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Charlotte B. Young

Charlotte B. Young

Charlotte B. Young departed this earthly life on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Family and friends will unite for visitation on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf, MD and Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 11:00 am until Mass of Christian Burial at...
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Agnes Geneieve Carter, 104

Agnes Geneieve Carter, 104

Agnes Geneieve Mills Carter, 104 of Mechanicsville, MD, was born on August 12, 1910 and departed this life on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 6:15 a.m. with loved ones by her side. Agnes was the daughter of the late William and Mildred Young Mills. Agnes was married to Joseph Walter Carter, Sr. for 72...
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Violette Mae Rowell, 87

Violette Mae Rowell, 87

Violette Mae Rowell, 87 of Prince Frederick, Maryland passed away July 27, 2015 at her home. She was born on December 31, 1927 in Baltimore, MD to the late Haze and Evelyn Buckmaster. Devoted wife of Ernest L. Rowell, beloved mother of Bonnie Blackwell, Debbie Weimert, Marilyn Harkey, Ernest L. Rowell, Jr., Lisa Rowell, Johnny...
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Who did What in the Murder of Cody Michael Lacey?

Who did What in the Murder of Cody Michael Lacey?

On July 25, 2015, at 1:28 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on Lavender Lane, in Mechanicsville for a reported shooting. On arrival, several people were at the home attending a party. Deputies located a 21 year old male who had been shot. Lifesaving efforts were not...
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Rabid Cat Found in Prince Frederick

Rabid Cat Found in Prince Frederick

A cat captured in the Yardley Hills area of Prince Frederick has tested positive for rabies. The adult tan and black striped cat was picked up on Friday, July 24, 2015 by an Animal Control Officer after notification by a resident reporting an ill cat was under his car. A positive result for rabies...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 7/28/15

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 7/28/15

During the week of July 20 through July 26, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,363 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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UPDATE: Third Person Arrested for Accessory After the Fact in Mechanicsville First Degree Murder of Cody Michael Lacey

UPDATE: Third Person Arrested for Accessory After the Fact in Mechanicsville First Degree Murder of Cody Michael Lacey

UPDATE 7/28/15 @ 10:45 a.m.: Charging Documents Added for Amanda Raye Hartmann. CLICK HERE TO READ THE CHARGING DOCUMENTS FOR AMANDA HARTMANN UPDATE 7/28/15 @ 1:40 a.m.: Amanda Raye Hartmann age 24, who was with Alan Rangel at the time of his arrest, was also arrested and charged with Accessory After the Fact – First...
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Final Summer Fun Contest to Thank You!!

Final Summer Fun Contest to Thank You!!

For each month of summer (June, July and August) we’ve chosen to “give back” and say “thank you.” For June’s Kings Dominion Season Passes Contest – Tunisha B was the winner with perks!! For July’s Bushel of Crabs Contest – Carrie W was the winner with no complaints!! August is a competition for you to decide:...
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Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Child Pornography Arrest

Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Child Pornography Arrest

Members of the Maryland State Police, Computer Crimes Section, Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) arrest Prince Georges County individual on child pornography related charges. The suspect is identified as Kyle Francis Kenney, 24, from College Park. He was arrested without incident. Kenney was charged with seven counts of Distributing Child Pornography...
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Cody Michael Lacey, 21

Cody Michael Lacey, 21

Cody Michael Lacey, 21, of Mechanicsville, MD, died Saturday, July 25, 2015 in Mechanicsville, MD. He was born on February 10, 1994 to Stephen Aloysius and Daniello Marie Ridgell Lacey. Cody was a generous, compassionate and loving young man. He cared very deeply for his sister Gwendolyn and little brother Thomas. The three kept in...
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Joseph Warren Hoffman, 93

Joseph Warren Hoffman, 93

Joseph Warren Hoffman, 93 of Hughesville, MD passed away July 21, 2015 at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD. Born November 26, 1921 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late William F. Hoffman and the late Mary E. Reid Hoffman. Joe was a member of Calvary Chapel...
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UPDATE – Second Body Recovered in Cove Point Drownings

UPDATE – Second Body Recovered in Cove Point Drownings

UPDATE 7/27/15 @ 5:25 p.m.: The body of a deceased person, believed to be the second missing swimmer from Cove Point Friday evening, was located in the Chesapeake Bay east of Breezy Point at approximately 1:18p.m. on Monday, July 27,2015. A charter boat captain out of the Rod N Reel located the body east of...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Clinton

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigates Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Clinton

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motorcycle collision in Clinton. The victim is 24-year-old Rashawn Briggs Jr. of Brinkley Road in Temple Hills. On July 26, 2015, at about 8:15 pm, patrol officers responded to the intersection of Old Branch Avenue and Allentown Way for...
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UPDATE – Court Documents Added: Accused Murderer and Accomplice Were Arrested in 2012 After Stabbing a Juvenile Multiple Times

UPDATE – Court Documents Added: Accused Murderer and Accomplice Were Arrested in 2012 After Stabbing a Juvenile Multiple Times

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office have obtained an arrest warrant for Alan Michael Rangel, 21 of no fixed address, for the July 25th shooting on Lavender Lane in Mechanicsville, which resulted in the death of Cody Lacey. The warrant charges Rangel with First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, First Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and...
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DNR Forest Service Honors Top Employees of 2015

DNR Forest Service Honors Top Employees of 2015

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forest Service has honored three top employees for their significant contributions to help enhance and conserve Maryland’s forests. The winners are: Jamie Weaver, Forester of the Year; Shannon Wolfe, Ranger of the Year; and Sue Mahanes, Employee of the Year. “It is with a great deal of...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/27/15 to 7/31/15

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/27/15 to 7/31/15

During the week of July 27 to July 31, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School The cameras operate Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. except for...
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I Have a Superpower, and You Do Too

I Have a Superpower, and You Do Too

I have a superpower: I am the biggest advocate that my kids will ever have. No one is more knowledgeable about them than I am. No one will stick up for them like I do. No one is louder or stronger than I am when it comes to believing in them. But I wasn’t...
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Camp Phoenix a Success for Grieving Children and Camp Volunteers

Camp Phoenix a Success for Grieving Children and Camp Volunteers

Camp Phoenix is three-day, day camp for grieving children and teens ages 7 to 15. Camp was held on July 8, 9, & 10 at Kings Landing Park in Huntingtown. This year 19 children attended camp and enjoyed swimming, crafts, sports, and other traditional camp activities as well as support group discussions, various activities...
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Blue Crabs Salvage the Series

Blue Crabs Salvage the Series

Southern Maryland broke a three game losing streak, and in the process salvaged the three game series as they defeated the Somerset Patriots by the 4-2 final. Southern Maryland scored first in the top of the second. Jake Optiz doubled, and moved over to third on a Jovan Rosa groundout. The next hitter Jamar...
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Wanted for Murder – Alan Michael Rangel

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office have obtained an arrest warrant for Alan Michael Rangel, 21 of no fixed address, for the July 25th shooting on Lavender Lane in Mechanicsville, which resulted in the death of Cody Lacey. The warrant charges Rangel with First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, First Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and...
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