Monthly Archives: March 2016

Josephine Ann Marie Copsey, 93

Josephine Ann Marie Copsey, 93

Josephine Ann Marie Copsey, 93 of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away on March 24, 2016. Josephine was born January 8th, 1923 on Friendship School Road in Mechanicsville, MD. She was the daughter of the late Alice P. (Russell) Quade and Richard (Dickie) C. Quade, Sr. Josephine was the loving wife of 76 years to Leonard...
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Diane Lynn Roys, 68

Diane Lynn Roys, 68, of Lexington Park, MD formerly from Erie, PA passed away on March 23, 2016 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on February 13, 1948, she was daughter of the late Margaret and Louis Decker. Diane was the loving wife of the late Richard Alan Roys, whom she married in Pearl Harbor, HI...
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Coast Guard Rescues Boater in St. Mary’s County Waters

Coast Guard Rescues Boater in St. Mary’s County Waters

The Coast Guard rescued a boater Tuesday, March 29, 2016, from Tanner Creek near Point Lookout State Park. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report at approximately 4 p.m. of two people aboard a kayak and two people aboard a paddleboat beset by weather. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard...
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UPDATE: Lance Alan Felactu is in Police Custody

UPDATE: Lance Alan Felactu is in Police Custody

UPDATE 3/30/2016: Deputies in St. Mary’s County have been looking for for Lance Alan Felactu  since November 20, 2015, for failing to return to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. Felactu has been located and is currently incarcerated in the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. 11/2016: Lance Alan Felactu has an active arrest warrant for Escape Second...
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Next Code Home Public Hearing for St. Mary’s County to be Held in Mechanicsville

Next Code Home Public Hearing for  St. Mary’s County to be Held in Mechanicsville

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County will host their seventh Code Home public hearing, on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, Station 22. The address is 29848 Therese Circle, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. The hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. A move to Code Home Rule would allow county commissioners to...
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Statement from MedStar Health Regarding Computer Downtime

Statement from MedStar Health Regarding Computer Downtime

Significant progress is being made toward restoring functionality of MedStar Health’s IT system, which was affected by malware early Monday morning. At the early signs of an issue, our team quickly made a decision to take down all of our systems as a precaution and to ensure no further corruption. After a careful assessment...
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Alert and Notification System Sirens to be Tested Monday, April 4

Alert and Notification System Sirens to be Tested Monday, April 4

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Emergency Management Division, will conduct a full-cycle test of the alert and notification sirens throughout Calvert, St. Mary’s and Dorchester counties on Monday, April 4, 2016, at noon. The full-cycle test includes a three-minute activation of all sirens within the 10-mile area around Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power...
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UPDATE: Missing 11-Year-Old Girl in St. Mary’s County has been LOCATED

UPDATE: Missing 11-Year-Old Girl in St. Mary’s County has been LOCATED

UPDATE: Missing 11-year-old girl was located in the area of Peg Road, and has been returned home safely. 3//29/2026: Reba Combs, an 11-year-old white female with dark brown short hair is missing from the Lexwood Drive/Indian Bridge Apartments, in the Great Mills Road area. She is possibly wearing an Angry Birds sweater, blue shoes, blue...
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Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Assistance in Locating Wanted Subject: Howard Miller III

Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Assistance in Locating Wanted Subject: Howard Miller III

On February 11, 2016, Howard Miller III, of Leonardtown, was sentenced to twenty days of incarceration to be served on weekends (two days at a time). On Friday, March 25, 2016, Miller failed to report to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center as ordered by the courts and part of his sentencing. An arrest...
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Upper Marlboro Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substances and Transporting a Handgun in a Vehicle

Upper Marlboro Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substances and Transporting a Handgun in a Vehicle

On Saturday, March 26, 2016, at approximately 12:00 a.m., an officer from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the 2400 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf. Upon making contact with the driver, the officer detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. Further investigation revealed marijuana, oxycodone, a digital...
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Calvert Couple Steal Donation Box from Church

Calvert Couple Steal Donation Box from Church

On Friday, March 25, 2016, Deputy K. Williamson from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to St. Paul’s Church, in Prince Frederick, for a report of a theft. Investigation revealed that Kelly Melissa Branson, 27, and Nicholas Arthur Apostle, 28, entered the church. A donation box was taken from the church. They were both...
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Chesapeake Beach Woman Arrested for Impersonating an Officer and Fraud

Chesapeake Beach Woman Arrested for Impersonating an Officer and Fraud

On Monday, March 21, 2016, at approximately 7:30 pm, Trooper First Class Lewis from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded to the 3000 block of Lawrin Court, in Chesapeake Beach, in regard to a fraudulent report provided to the homeowner’s insurance company. Michelle J. Murphy, 44 of Chesapeake Beach, was arrested for...
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Huntingtown Man Arrested for Possession of K2 Spice & Resisting Arrest in Sunderland

Huntingtown Man Arrested for Possession of K2 Spice & Resisting Arrest in Sunderland

On Monday, March 21, 2016, at approximately 6:27 pm, Trooper First Class Barlow from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded to the 7-Eleven in Sunderland to check the welfare of a person slumped over in a vehicle. Rory M. Lohman, 41 of Huntingtown, was located and appeared to be intoxicated. Lohman refused to...
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Ransomware on the Rise

Ransomware on the Rise

Your computer screen freezes with a pop-up message—supposedly from the FBI or another federal agency—saying that because you violated some sort of federal law your computer will remain locked until you pay a fine. Or you get a pop-up message telling you that your personal files have been encrypted and you have to pay...
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Many MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Computers Infected by “Ransomware” Virus

Many MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Computers Infected by “Ransomware” Virus

A virus infected the computer network of MedStar Health early Monday morning, forcing the them to shut down its email and vast records database. The FBI is investigating the breach, which comes just weeks after similar cyberattacks on at least three other medical institutions in California and Kentucky. Still, MedStar officials said they had found...
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Sheriff Tim Cameron Appointed to Governor Hogan’s Emergency Management Advisory Council

Sheriff Tim Cameron Appointed to Governor Hogan’s Emergency Management Advisory Council

Governor Hogan has appointed St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron to a two-year term on the Governor’s Emergency Management Advisory Council (GEMAC). The GEMAC serves as an independent advisory board, comprised of persons with special expertise in areas critical to homeland security and emergency management. Sheriff Cameron brings more than 35 years of law...
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Sylvia Horsfall Gibson, 81

Sylvia Horsfall Gibson, 81

Sylvia Horsfall Gibson, 81 of Bushwood, Maryland, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2016 surrounded by her family. Mrs. Gibson was born February 27, 1935 in Salem, Massachusetts to Walter and Alys (Caldwell) Horsfall. She attended Pinkerton Academy and went on to study at Westbrook Junior College. She moved to Washington, DC in 1956...
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Suzanne “Ms. H” Henderson, 89

Suzanne “Ms. H” Henderson, 89

Suzanne “Ms. H” Henderson, 89, of Leonardtown, MD, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at her home. Suzanne was born to Dorothy and Barnard Smith on March 10, 1927 in Leonardtown, MD. Suzanne graduated from Margaret Brent High School in May 1944, and married Joseph Henderson in November 1944. Suzanne was a...
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Heidi Litzenberg Henn, 52

Heidi Litzenberg Henn, 52

Heidi Litzenberg Henn, 52, of Hollywood, MD, passed away of an extended illness on March 24, 2016 at her residence, with her loving family at her side. She was born on October 23, 1963 in York, PA to the late Thomas W. and late Agnes L. Pherson Litzenberg. On October 30, 1993, Heidi married...
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Michael Walter Michalski, 81

Michael Walter Michalski, 81

Michael Walter Michalski, 81, of Leonardtown, MD, passed away on March 24, 2016 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center. Michael was born on December 29, 1934, in Eastern Baltimore County near Sparrows Point, MD to the late Walter and Josephine Petza Michalski. When the area became industrialized a move was made to a farm on...
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Margaret “Peggy” Anne Brabec, 83

Margaret “Peggy” Anne Brabec, 83

Margaret “Peggy” Anne Brabec, 83 of Drayden, MD passed away on March 22, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born February 19, 1933 in Exmore, VA, she was the daughter of the late Alberta Mae and William Riley Shipp, Sr. Peggy was the loving wife of Larry Milo Brabec, whom she married...
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2016 Leading Edge Awards to Honor Top Businesses for Their Positive Impacts Within Region

2016 Leading Edge Awards to Honor Top Businesses for Their Positive Impacts Within Region

Southern Maryland’s leading businesses and executives will be honored at the 16th Annual Leading Edge Awards ceremony, beginning at 6 p.m., June 8 at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center. The annual event celebrates forward-thinking individuals and businesses that spur economic growth with efforts and decisions that make real impacts. Awards will be presented...
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Three Women Arrested in Prince Frederick on Drug Charges

Three Women Arrested in Prince Frederick on Drug Charges

On Thursday, March 10, 2016, Deputy T. Marshall and other units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to Mason Road, in Prince Frederick, for the report of CDS activity. The three (3) occupants of a vehicle, Miranda Bryant, 29, of Huntingtown, Bertina Thompson, 25, of Prince Frederick, and   Shantell Hurley, 27, also of...
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Fugitive From Puerto Rico Arrested in Solomons

Fugitive From Puerto Rico Arrested in Solomons

On Saturday, March 19, 2016 at approximately  9:30 p.m., Trooper First Class Bray from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack, stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 in Solomons for traffic violations. During the stop, a passenger in the vehicle, Leonardo M. Hernandez, 35 of Puerto Rico, was identified to have an outstanding warrant through...
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Mechanicsville Man Charged with Possession of “Dead Man Walking” Synthetic Marijuana

Mechanicsville Man Charged with Possession of “Dead Man Walking” Synthetic Marijuana

On July 16, 2014, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics detectives were conducting a drug investigation of a separate suspect when they encountered Geral Anthony Holt Jr., 25 of Mechanicsville, as a passenger of the target vehicle. Suspect Holt Jr. was in possession of a substance believed to be synthetic marijuana. Laboratory results confirmed...
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