Monthly Archives: August 2015

CCSO Announces Traffic Plan and Free Shuttle Service for 2015 Charles County Fair

CCSO Announces Traffic Plan and Free Shuttle Service for 2015 Charles County Fair

Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit and members of the Charles County Fair Board have met and discussed traffic plans for the 2015 Charles County Fair, which will take place September 17-20 at 8440 Fairgrounds Road, La Plata. All traffic for the 2015 Charles County Fair will move North on...
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SMECO Exceeds Reliability Standards

SMECO Exceeds Reliability Standards

At a hearing held on August 24, 2015, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) was the only electric utility in the state to have met or exceeded all of the Maryland Public Service Commission’s 2014 service quality and reliability standards. In 2012, the Commission established standards in the areas of outage frequency and duration, service...
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Special Thursday Edition of Wednesday’s Pet is Homer

Special Thursday Edition of Wednesday’s Pet is Homer

Wednesday’s Pet for 8/26/15 is Homer Featured Pet: Homer Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Medium (26 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Homer is a handsome 5-year-old beagle that is in need of a forever home. The rescue has little history...
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Commission for Women Observes Womens Right to Vote Anniversary

Commission for Women Observes Womens Right to Vote Anniversary

The St. Mary’s County Commission for Women will commemorate Women’s Equality Day on August 26. This year marks the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution giving women the right to vote and hold elective office. For 132 years women weren’t allowed to vote in this country, a country founded on...
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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 George’s County individual on child pornography related charges. The suspect is identified as David Carl Tranberg, 40, from Bowie, Maryland. He was arrested without incident. Tranberg was charged with child pornography related charges during an...
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Super Gabe gets a Super Fundraiser

Super Gabe gets a Super Fundraiser

Last Friday The Lounge @ Bollywood hosted a fundraiser for Gabriel Sanchez who is recovering and starting rehab after a double lung transplant he received before the age of one. He loves Superman so a superhero-filled night seemed to be a perfect idea. DJ PJ spun the tunes to the crowd’s delight and then...
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Jake Owen Performs at St. Leonard Fire House

Jake Owen Performs at St. Leonard Fire House

As the sunset Friday evening, the night lit up with country music star Jake Owen as he took the stage to bright lights, an LED large screen backdrop with various beach scenes and a stage presence like no other. Barefoot, wearing faded blue jeans and black t-shirt, Owens opened his show with “Beachin’” followed...
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Bruce Edward Burroughs of Tall Timbers is WANTED by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for Escape

Bruce Edward Burroughs of Tall Timbers is WANTED by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for Escape

Bruce Edward Burroughs, 44 of Tall Timbers is WANTED by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for escape, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Bruce Edward Burroughs is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus your message...
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Melvin Joseph Kersey, Jr., 71

Melvin Joseph Kersey, Jr., 71

Melvin Joseph Kersey, Jr., 71 of LaPlata, MD passed away on August 21, 2015 at Mandrin Inpatient Care Center in Harwood, MD. Melvin was born in LaPlata, MD to the late Melvin Joseph Kersey, Sr. and the late Mary Rachel Kersey. Melvin is survived by his brother, Randy Kersey; daughter, Tara Rickett; and grandchildren, Cody...
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Blair Quentin Yates, 82

Blair Quentin Yates, 82

Blair Quentin Yates, 82 of Valley Lee, MD passed away on August 22nd, 2015. Born April 13th, 1933 in the District of Columbia, to the late William B. Yates and Marion M. Yates. Blair served in the USAF and was a member of the American Legion Post 248, for 45 years, serving as the...
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Baron Horrace “Mack” McFarland

Baron Horrace “Mack” McFarland

Baron Horrace McFarland, affectionately known as “Mack” or “Baby”, but most lovingly, “My Boo”, was led by the angels to his heavenly rest on Friday, August 21, 2015 while a patient at the University of Maryland – Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, MD. Mack was born September 30, 1943 in Hartsville, SC; he...
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Dennis Langley Shorter Hutcherson, III

Dennis Langley Shorter Hutcherson, III

Dennis Langley Shorter Hutcherson, III of Lexington Park, MD, departed this earthly life on August 24, 2015 in Annapolis, MD. Born on November 22, 1944 in Ridge, MD, he was the son of the late Martha C. and Willie W. Hutcherson. Dennis graduated from George Washington Carver High School and enlisted in the United...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office SCAM ALERT – ‘Scammers Targeting Small Business’

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office SCAM ALERT – ‘Scammers Targeting Small Business’

The Sheriff’s Office has received complaints from small businesses regarding scammers demanding payment for overdue bills. The scammer demands credit card or bank account information to make a payment and threatens to disconnect electricity if payment is not made. Luckily, the employees who received these calls recognized the scam and hung-up. The Sheriff’s Office...
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UPDATE: Mrs. Wells and her Two Children Have Been Located

UPDATE:  Mrs. Wells and her Two Children Have Been Located

UPDATE:  Mrs. Wells and her two children were found safe and unharmed in Virginia just a short time ago.  Details being confirmed by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. Original Post @ 4:40 p.m.:  The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a mother and her two children who were reported missing...
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Leonardtown Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Distribution of Heroin That Resulted in The Death of a Friend

Leonardtown Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Distribution of Heroin That Resulted in The Death of a Friend

U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang sentenced Joshua Scott Schellhase, 31 of Leonardtown, today to six years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for distribution of heroin. A close friend of Schellhase died as a result of using the heroin distributed by Schellhase. The sentence was announced by United States Attorney...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Violation of a Protective Order

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Violation of a Protective Order

On August 11, 2015, Deputy D. Potter of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 46000 block of Midway Drive, in Lexington Park for a violation of a protective order. The victim alleged, Roger Lee Wathen, 23 of Lexington Park had custody of their two children in violation of...
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Help SMCSO ID Suspects in Town Creek Burglary

Help SMCSO ID Suspects in Town Creek Burglary

On July 2, 2015, Deputy Schultz responded to a home on Spruce Drive in the Town Creek subdivision. The homeowner reported he had left that morning at approximately 8:26 AM. When he returned home at approximately 10:17 AM, he found his home had been burglarized. Unidentified suspects ransacked the interior of the home and...
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Late Night Motor Vehicle Accident in St. Leonard Injuries Four Teens

Late Night Motor Vehicle Accident in St. Leonard Injuries Four Teens

On August 24, 2015 at approximately 11:13 p.m., the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to Calvert Beach Road and Forest Trail, in St. Leonard, for a single vehicle crash. A 1999 Jeep Cherokee ran off the road and struck a tree. The Jeep was traveling west on Calvert Beach Rd. when it failed to negotiate...
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Eighteenth Century Shipwreck Discovered In the Nanticoke River

Eighteenth Century Shipwreck Discovered In the Nanticoke River

During the repair of the US 50 Bridge over the Nanticoke River, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) discovered an 18th century shipwreck in the water. SHA was removing debris from under the bridge when workers realized some of the wood may be ship timbers. The crew notified SHA’s archaeologists who...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 8/25/15

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 8/25/15

During the week of August 17 through August 23 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,442 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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Nighttime Cargo Deliveries Will Impact US 301 For Several Weeks

Nighttime Cargo Deliveries Will Impact US 301 For Several Weeks

The first of 28 overnight hauling operations begins tomorrow for the CPV St. Charles Energy Center on Billingsley Road in Charles County. The hauling route extends from the Aqualand Marina in Newburg to White Plains. Coordinated by Roll-Lift USA, a convoy of nearly two dozen trucks will move large cargo to the St. Charles...
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Blue Crabs, CCSO and Diamond Dream Foundation to Host Youth Battle of the Beltway Game

Blue Crabs, CCSO and Diamond Dream Foundation to Host Youth Battle of the Beltway Game

The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, in conjunction with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Diamond Dream Foundation, will host the Battle of the Beltway youth baseball game at Regency Furniture Stadium on Thursday, August 27, 2015. The Battle of the Beltway game is part of the Badges for Baseball initiative that the Sheriff’s...
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La Plata Student Named 2015 County Fair Cover Contest Winner

La Plata Student Named 2015 County Fair Cover Contest Winner

Christine Wang, a freshman at La Plata High School, is the overall winner of the 2015 Charles County Fair art contest. Her artwork will be displayed as the cover of the upcoming Charles County Fair Guide. She was chosen last month as this year’s winner by the Charles County Fair Board and Charles County...
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Navy Petty Officer Chris Harder of Tall Timbers, MD, Serves Aboard USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93)

Navy Petty Officer Chris Harder of Tall Timbers, MD, Serves Aboard USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93)

On our planet, more than 70 percent of which is covered by water, being there means having the ability to act from the sea. The Navy is uniquely positioned to be there; the world’s oceans give the Navy the power to protect America’s interests anywhere, and at any time. Your Navy protects and defends...
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Help SMCSO Identify Bike Theft Suspects

Help SMCSO Identify Bike Theft Suspects

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects in the video below. On July 25, 2015, at approximately 1:30 AM, 3 unidentified male suspects stole a pink bicycle and a black Diamondback 12 speed bicycle from a fenced yard on Oregon Way. The pink bicycle was...
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