Monthly Archives: July 2015

Blue Crabs Drop a Tough One in Game Two

Blue Crabs Drop a Tough One in Game Two

After a one sided ballgame last night, the Patriots just squeak by the Blue Crabs by the final of 4-3 in game two of the three game series. Southern Maryland scored first in the top of the second. Jake Opitz would score on a Jamar Walton RBI Groundout. Somerset would tie the game in...
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AIR 6.0 employee presented Meritorious Civilian Service Award

AIR 6.0 employee presented Meritorious Civilian Service Award

Todd Balazs, deputy assistant commander for Logistics and Industrial Operations (AIR 6.0), right, presents the Meritorious Civilian Service Award to Ron Weinberger, left, during a ceremony at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., July 14. Weinberger, the director of logistics for International Programs, was recognized for spearheading an initiative that authorized international aviation fleets...
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Free Document Shredding Event Coming This Fall

Free Document Shredding Event Coming This Fall

You Get It – We Shred It! It is time to clean out your file cabinets, closets and desks and get rid of confidential, private, and important personal documents you no longer need to keep. Community shredding events help protect individuals from identity theft and consumer fraud which are becoming an epidemic in our communities. To raise...
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DNR Secures $6 Million to Improve Boating Access at Sites Statewide

DNR Secures $6 Million to Improve Boating Access at Sites Statewide

From a new boat ramp in Somerset County to citywide harbor upgrades in Annapolis, 59 public water access projects in 19 Maryland counties will receive a total of $6 million in state Waterway Improvement Fund grants for fiscal year 2016. This total, the largest amount Maryland has received since 2009, includes $2.2 million for...
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Warren L. Dearstine, 92

Warren L. Dearstine, 92

Warren L. Dearstine, 92 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on July 23, 2015 in Charlotte Hall, MD. Born on October 9, 1922, he was the son of the late Eva May and Bernard Joseph Dearstine. Warren was the loving husband of Agnes Bertha Dearstine, whom he married on July 25, 1945 in Indian Head,...
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UPDATE – FOUND SAFE: Missing Teen From Hollywood – Last Seen July 23, 2015

UPDATE – FOUND SAFE: Missing Teen From Hollywood – Last Seen July 23, 2015

Elizabeth Sakach Missing Since 7/23/2015 Missing From Hollywood, MD DOB 8/10/1999 Age 15 Sex Female Race White Hair Color Blond Eye Color Hazel Height 5’6″ Weight 140 lbs Elizabeth was last seen in Hollywood, St. Mary’s County, Maryland on July 23, 2015. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT the Maryland State Police/Leonardtown Barrack 301-475-8955 or 911
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UPDATE – Victim Identified: 21-Year-Old Man Shot and Killed at Party in Mechanicsville

UPDATE – Victim Identified: 21-Year-Old Man Shot and Killed at Party in Mechanicsville

UPDATE 7/25/15 @ 10:15 a.m.: The victim has been identified as Cody Michael Lacey, 21 of Mechanicsville. Friends and family members who contacted SMNEWSNET described Cody as “great guy” who would do anything for others, and a lifetime county resident. 7/25/15: On July 25, 2015, at 1:28 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County...
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The St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department Little Big Town Concert has Been Postponed

The St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department Little Big Town Concert has Been Postponed

Littlebigtown.com has posted the following statement: With heavy hearts we want to let you guys know that Jimi will have to undergo surgery next week to remove a polyp on his vocal cord. As a result, doctors have ordered him to rest his voice and completely recuperate before we continue touring. All shows through...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Prince George’s County Man on Child Pornography

Maryland State Police Arrest Prince George’s County Man on Child Pornography

Members of the Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Section, Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) arrested a Prince Georges County man on child pornography related charges today. The suspect is identified as Arthur Clements, 57, from Temple Hills. He was arrested without incident. Clements was charged with three counts of Distributing Child...
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Waldorf Man Killed in Brandywine Motorcycle Crash

Waldorf Man Killed in Brandywine Motorcycle Crash

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motorcycle collision in Brandywine. The victim is 22-year-old Tyler Washington of Iceland Gull Court in Waldorf. On July 23, 2015, at about 7:00 pm, patrol officers responded to the 12000 block of North Keys Road for the report of...
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Maryland Woman Arrested in Florida After Parental Abduction of 4-Year-Old Chaptico Girl

Maryland Woman Arrested in Florida After Parental Abduction of 4-Year-Old Chaptico Girl

On Thursday, July 23, 2015, Tpr. E. Varesko responded to the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack for a reported child abduction. The complainant advised that Courtney Marie Shires, 23 of no fixed address, had burglarized a residence in Chaptico. Ms. Shires removed a four year old female victim from the address. Ms. Shires contacted...
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Cars Cruise in to Support Always Fighting for Kayla

Cars Cruise in to Support Always Fighting for Kayla

When a child battles cancer, families have to contend with more than the disease. Medical costs and day-to-day finances can add up, adding stress to an already difficult situation. In 2013, Always Fighting for Kayla was founded to help Southern Maryland families financially while their child fights cancer. The organization also helps families with...
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Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward For Identity Of Suspects In Property Destruction Case

Charles County Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward For Identity Of Suspects In Property Destruction Case

 On July 24 at 1:47 a.m., unknown suspects spray painted profanity and other words – with red spray paint – on the side of Wayside Store located in the 13000 block of Rock Point Road in Newburg. Officers canvassed the area and found fresh red spray paint on the side of Old Christ Church...
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Lurene Bomer Maddux, 98

Lurene Bomer Maddux, 98 of Solomons, MD passed away on July 20, 2015 in Baltimore, MD. Born May 29, 1917 in Memphis, TN, she was the daughter of the late John O’Neal Bomer and Lamar (Ryals) Bomer. Lurene graduated from Memphis High School in December of 1934, and graduated from Southwest State Teachers College in...
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UPDATE: Officer Involved Shooting in Charles County

UPDATE: Officer Involved Shooting in Charles County

UPDATE 7/24/15: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have obtained an arrest warrant charging Lavon DeWayne Chisley, 49 of Bryans Road with two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, malicious destruction of property and carrying a deadly weapon with intent to injure in connection with a domestic-related assault that occurred on July 22 in...
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Mechanicsville Woman Arrested for Assault

Mechanicsville Woman Arrested for Assault

On July 21, 2015, Deputy J. Wilson of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 39000 block of Golden Beach Road in Mechanicsville, for a domestic assault in progress. The victim alleged suspect Erica Carolyn Aicher, 23 of Mechanicsville, struck the victim with her hands and kicked the victim in the groin...
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Regency Furniture Stadium named “A Southern Maryland Gem” by Ballpark Digest

Regency Furniture Stadium named “A Southern Maryland Gem” by Ballpark Digest

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball organization is proud to announce that Regency Furniture Stadium has been recently featured on Ballpark Digest. Ballpark Digest is one of the most recognizable online publications for major and minor league baseball, and is considered a bible in reference to professional baseball in general. “This is truly a...
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St Mary’s County Set to Host First Responders Drone Demonstration

St Mary’s County Set to Host First Responders Drone Demonstration

St Mary’s County Government and St. Mary’s County Public Schools will host a First Responders Drone Symposium on Tuesday, August 4 at the CAPT Walter F. Duke Elementary School in Leonardtown. The symposium will include presentations and live demonstrations of drone use for fire and rescue services and police operations. The goal of the symposium is to...
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Lexington Park COPs UNIT Receives John F. Sobola Award

Lexington Park COPs UNIT Receives John F. Sobola Award

On July 21, 2015, Chief Shawn Davidson from the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, Company 39, presented the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Lexington Park COPs UNIT with the 2015 John F. Sobola Award. “All of the interactions we’ve had with the members of the Lexington Park COPs UNIT have been positive. We love...
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Arts Alliance “Call for Artists” for the Fall Show at Waldorf West Library

Arts Alliance “Call for Artists” for the Fall Show at Waldorf West Library

The Charles County Arts Alliance is now accepting submissions for the Fall Art Show, a multi-media public exhibit, to be held at the Waldorf West Library, 10405 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf, MD, from September 28 to December 30, 2015. The Library consists of four separate gallery spaces on two floors. The Charles County Garden Club...
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State’s Attorney’s Office needs help finding family members of 1973 murder victims

State’s Attorney’s Office needs help finding family members of 1973 murder victims

The St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in finding family members of decedents from a crime that occurred in 1973. Scherrell Richard Link was convicted in 1973 of 1st degree murder of Shirley Mottler, Douglas Parks and George Pratt. Link was also convicted of attempted murder of William...
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Bluefish Stifle the Blue Crabs Bats Series Finale

Bluefish Stifle the Blue Crabs Bats Series Finale

Bridgeport’s pitching staff held Southern Maryland’s offense to just one hit, as the Bluefish beat the Blue Crabs by the final of 7-0 in game four of the series. Both teams were held scoreless in until the top of the fourth. Bridgeport scored four runs on six hits, while sending 10 men to the...
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Paul C. Tippett, Sr., 70

Paul C. Tippett, Sr., 70

Paul C. Tippett, Sr., 70 of Welcome, MD, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, MD. He was born on July 17, 1945 to the late Albert and Alice Dingee Tippett. He was self-employed and worked as a carpenter and builder for 17 years. He is...
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Virginia Tuthill Houston, 85

Virginia Tuthill Houston, 85 of Solomons, MD died Monday, July 20, 2015, at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 20, 1929 in Riverhead, NY to the late Sidney P. Tuthill and Adelaide H. Satterly. On July 1, 1950, Virginia married her beloved husband,...
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Maryland Natural Resources Police Crime Report – 7/23/15

Maryland Natural Resources Police Crime Report – 7/23/15

Four St. Mary’s County watermen are scheduled to appear in district court on July 31 on charges they illegally harvested thousands of pounds of undersized croaker and three protected species in the waters of Town Creek, a tributary of the Patuxent River. Maryland Natural Resources Police officers charged Ryan Hamilton Lumpkins, 28, of Piney...
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