Monthly Archives: January 2016

Barbara Ann McDonagh, 81

Barbara Ann McDonagh, 81

Barbara Ann McDonagh, 81 of Hughesville, MD passed on January 24, 2016 at Sagepoint Senior Living in LaPlata, MD. Born November 28, 1934 in Leonardtown, MD she was the daughter of the late Elmer R. Jarboe and Etoyle E. Dawson Jarboe. She married Clarence O’Connell McDonagh, Jr. on March 19, 1955. Barbara began her Administrative...
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Dorothy Lena Currie, 60

Dorothy Lena Currie, 60

Dorothy Lena Currie, 60 of Great Mills, MD formerly from Valley Lee, MD passed away on January 24, 2016 in Callaway, MD. Born on September 26, 1955 in Valley Lee, MD she was the daughter of the late Nora Mary Glenn and William Glenn. Dorothy was the loving wife of the late James Currie,...
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Frances Magdalene Butler, 84

Frances Magdalene Butler, 84

Frances Magdalene Butler, 84 of Hollywood, MD, formerly from Mechanicsville, MD passed away on January 21, 2016 in Fort Washington, MD. Born on January 17, 1932 in Mechanicsville, MD, she was the daughter of the late Mary Agnes Willis and James Edward Holton, Sr. of Mechanicsville, MD. Frances was the loving wife of the...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Thursday, January 28, 2016

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Thursday, January 28, 2016

Updated January 27, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: All St. Mary’s County Public Schools, including FULL day Head Start, will have a delayed opening of two hours for Thursday, January 28, 2016. A.M. Pre-Kindergarten and A.M. Head Start students will not have school. However, there will be classes...
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Afternoon House Fire in Tall Timbers

Afternoon House Fire in Tall Timbers

On Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at approximately 10:33 a.m., firefighters from Valley Lee, Bay District, Leonardtown and NAS Patuxent River were alerted to report of a house fire in the 44000 block of Shore Drive, in Valley Lee. Crews arrived on scene to discover a one-story house with fire showing from the attached garage. 35 firefighters worked...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Best Buy

Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Shoplifting at Best Buy

On Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7:28 pm, Trooper Caprainca of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the Best Buy in California for a reported theft. Investigation revealed that Brandi Marie Beckett, 32, of Great Mills, had attempted to steal a laptop. Ms. Beckett was charged on a criminal citation and released...
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Mechanicsville Woman Arrested Again and Again and Again for Shoplifting

Mechanicsville Woman Arrested Again and Again and Again for Shoplifting

On Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 6:08 pm, Trooper First Class Krenik of the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to the Dollar General in Mechanicsville for a reported theft. The complainant advised she observed Amy Marie Copsey, 33, of Mechanicsville, hide several items in her purse. Ms. Copsey was charged on a criminal...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Thanks the Silent Witness Project

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Thanks the Silent Witness Project

Many times in our line of work, we respond to domestic incidents or even the scenes of accidents after which we are responsible for safely transporting small children. Late last year, Fern Brown and Rosemary Raiman, founders and co-coordinators of the Silent Witness Project of Charles County, generously donated infant and toddler car seats...
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NAVAIR 6.6 Military Director Recognized for Improving Naval Aviation Readiness Posture

NAVAIR 6.6 Military Director Recognized for Improving Naval Aviation Readiness Posture

Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE) leadership named Capt. Nate Schneider a winner of the Outstanding Performance Award during an NAE Air Board video teleconference Jan. 7. Schneider was recognized for his work as the military director for Naval Air Systems Command Logistics Management Integration Department (NAVAIR 6.6), as co-executive director of the Engineering, Maintenance and...
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Overturned Vehicle in Potomac Heights

Overturned Vehicle in Potomac Heights

On Sunday, January 24, 2016, police and rescue crews from Potomac Heights responded to a report of an accident with the vehicle on its side along Hawthorne Road in Potomac Heights. Crews arrived on scene to discover a single vehicle off the road on its side. No injuries were reported. One patient signed treatment...
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Motor Vehicle Accident in Golden Beach

Motor Vehicle Accident in Golden Beach

On January 24, 2016, police and fire and rescue crews from Mechanicsville and Hughesville responded to a report of a serious accident along Golden Beach Road at Jane Gay Drive in Mechanicsville. Crews arrived on scene to discover two vehicles involved with one off the roadway into the ditch with one patient still in...
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McDonough Singers Perform at the Kennedy Center

McDonough Singers Perform at the Kennedy Center

With more than 2,000 filled seats, 200 professional voices, professional instrumentalists, and a Grammy-nominated music director—it’s pretty much every singer’s dream. And that dream is now a reality for the members of the McDonough High School Chamber Choir. For five December performances, the 19 students of the Madrigal Lords and Ladies (the Chamber Choir’s...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Wednesday, January 27, 2016

St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: All St. Mary’s County Public Schools, including FULL day Head Start, will have a delayed opening of two hours for Wednesday, January 27, 2016. A.M. Pre-Kindergarten and A.M. Head Start students will not have school. However, there will be classes for P.M. Pre-Kindergarten and P.M. Head Start. Employee...
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Motor Vehicle Accident in Involving a Tractor Trailer

Motor Vehicle Accident in Involving a Tractor Trailer

At approximately 3:40 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2016, officers from the the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Poplar Hill Road and Mattawoman Beantown Road for the report of a motor vehicle collision. An investigation revealed that a 2005 Honda Accord was traveling southbound on Poplar Hill Road when the...
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19-Year-Old Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Sexual Assault of a Minor

19-Year-Old Prince Frederick Man Arrested for Sexual Assault of a Minor

On Thursday, January 14, 2016, Deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2200 block of Adelina Road, in Prince Frederick  for the report of child sex abuse. According to charging documents, Deontrey Denzil Chew, 19 of Prince Frederick, was babysitting the alleged victim while his mother and brothers were at the dentist,...
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St. Leonard Man Arrested for Possession With Intent to Distribute

St. Leonard Man Arrested for Possession With Intent to Distribute

On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Master Trooper Gill of the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle on Route 4 south of Ball Rd. in St. Leonard for traffic violations. The odor of fresh marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 24.5 grams...
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Blizzard Shuts Down Unit 1 at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Energy Facility

Blizzard Shuts Down Unit 1 at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Energy Facility

Operators removed Calvert Cliffs’ Unit 1 from service this weekend to perform electrical maintenance in the switchyard that distributes power from the station to the grid. Crews will perform additional work on the non-nuclear side of the plant while the unit is out of service. Unit 2 remains at full power. Over the weekend,...
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Maryland Emergency Management Agency Submits Letter of Intent to FEMA to Pursue Disaster Assistance

Maryland Emergency Management Agency Submits Letter of Intent to FEMA to Pursue Disaster Assistance

MEMA Executive Director Russell Strickland has sent a letter of intent for the State of Maryland to pursue federal disaster assistance and to request that FEMA begin the coordination for joint damage assessments following the winter storm that covered Maryland in snow this past weekend. While response efforts, including snow removal, are continuing, Maryland...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 1/26/2016

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 1/26/2016

The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address. ATTEMPTED FIRST-DEGREE BURGLARY: On January 21 at 9:15 a.m., officers responded to the 4000 block of Dematha Court in Nanjemoy for...
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Stolen SUV Recovered in Waldorf

Stolen SUV  Recovered in Waldorf

On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a business in the 10000 block of Berry Road in Waldorf for the report of a theft. Upon arrival, officers learned that a man entered the business, stole tobacco products, and fled in a black SUV driven by a female....
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St. Mary’s County Vice/Narcotics Detectives Make Multiple Arrests

St. Mary’s County Vice/Narcotics detectives identified Darius Timothy Woodland Jr., 21 of Leonardtown, as a distributor of marijuana. As a result of the investigation a search and seizure warrant was obtained and executed on his home, located in the 41000 block of Norris Road in Leonardtown. Once inside detectives recovered nearly ¾ of a...
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La Plata Police Department’s Disaster Response Unit in Action During the Blizzard of 2016

La Plata Police Department’s Disaster Response Unit in Action During the Blizzard of 2016

The La Plata Police Department’s Disaster Response Unit was deployed during the Blizzard of 2016. The unit has the capability of carrying four individuals, medical supplies and other needed items anywhere in La Plata or Charles County. Despite the deep snow, high winds and extreme temperatures, the Unit and the officers assigned to it...
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Edwin C. Lawton, 72

Edwin C. Lawton, 72 of LaPlata, MD passed away on January 24, 2016 at the University of MD Charles Regional Center in LaPlata, MD. Born in Washington, PA to the late Edwin and Dorothy Lawton, Edwin is also predeceased by his sister, Judith Brunner. Edwin is survived by his loving wife, Elaine; daughters, Kathleen...
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Rose Hinman, 68

Rose Hinman, 68

Rose Hinman, 68 of LaPlata, MD died on January 23, 2016. Rose is survived by her loving husband, Tom; brothers, Jim, Chuck and Mike; uncle, Charles; and many other relatives and friends. Rose was a Realtor in Charles County for over 20 years, representing Nyman, Long & Foster, Re/Max100 and Comstock Earnest Century 21...
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Huntingtown Woman Sentenced for Stealing $414,000 from Bethesda Company Employer

Huntingtown Woman Sentenced for Stealing $414,000 from Bethesda Company Employer

U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Amy Ranee Powell, age 41, of Huntingtown, Maryland today to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for interstate transportation of stolen money in connection with a scheme to embezzle over $414,000 from her employer. Judge Messitte also entered an order that Powell...
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