Monthly Archives: July 2016

Anne Arundel County Police Investigating CrashThat Killed Chesapeake Beach Man

Anne Arundel County Police Investigating CrashThat Killed Chesapeake Beach Man

On Thursday, July 21, 2016 at approximately 11:00 p.m., officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to the report of a crash on Crain Highway at Carver Road in Crofton involving a passenger vehicle and a tractor trailer. Preliminary investigation revealed that a blue 2008 Chevy Malibu operated by Andrew Bryan Smith, 28 of...
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Hoyer Participates in Veterans Roundtable at College of Southern Maryland

Hoyer Participates in Veterans Roundtable at College of Southern Maryland

On July 21, 2016, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer visited the Veterans Lounge at the College of Southern Maryland’s La Plata campus and participated in a roundtable with CSM President Dr. Bradley Gottfried, student veterans, and representatives from student veteran organizations to discuss how he is working in Congress to assist veterans in the Fifth...
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Shooting up Heroin at St. Mary’s Hospital Leads to Arrest for Wisconsin Man

Shooting up Heroin at St. Mary’s Hospital Leads to  Arrest for Wisconsin Man

On Sunday, July 17, 2016, Deputy D. Potter of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was on an unrelated call at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital when he was approached by a nurse in the Emergency Room who was concerned for a patient in another room who became unresponsive. She advised police that the suspect,...
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Keith Edward Gilger, 57

Keith Edward Gilger, 57

Keith Edward Gilger, 57, of Owings passed away July 20, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born March 23, 1959 in Washington, D.C. to Frank Edward and Anne Ernestine (Duncan) Gilger. Keith was raised in Camp Springs and graduated from Crossland High School in 1977 and then attended Virginia Tech...
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Robert Andrew “Bob” Deffinbaugh, 77

Robert Andrew “Bob” Deffinbaugh, 77

Robert Andrew “Bob” Deffinbaugh, 77, of Lusby, MD, passed away on July 18, 2016 at his residence. Born August 31, 1938 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Mountz Deffinbaugh and Anne (Ott) Deffinbaugh. Bob graduated from John Carroll High School in 1956 and from the University of Maryland in 1962....
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Robert “Bob” Wesley Boyd, Jr. 68

Robert “Bob” Wesley Boyd, Jr. 68

Robert (Bob) Wesley Boyd, Jr., age 68, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Georgetown University Hospital in the arms of his loving family. Bob was born September 20, 1947, in Roanoke, Va. to Robert and Dorothy Robelen Boyd. After attending William Fleming High School, Bob went on to Virginia Tech where...
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Nickloas Alan Hurd, 25

Nickloas Alan Hurd, 25

Nickolas Alan Hurd, 25, of Waldorf, Maryland, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Born March 22, 1991 in Clinton, Maryland, Nickolas was the son of Duane Allen Hurd and Janet Renee Davis. Nickolas is survived by his parents, grandfather Gerald W. Davis and grandmother Ksenia Davis. He is also survived by his uncle, Ronald...
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Robert Leroy Shaw, 88

Robert Leroy Shaw, 88

Robert Leroy Shaw, 88, of Hughesville, MD passed away in Washington, D.C. on July 18, 2016. He was born on May 27, 1928 in Fulton County, PA to the late Bruce E. Shaw and the late Alberta Mae Weaver. He enjoyed visiting and talking with people. Bob was a devoted husband and great father....
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Police Arrest Burglar at Toys-R-Us in Waldorf

Police Arrest Burglar at Toys-R-Us in Waldorf

On Friday, July 22, 2016 at approximately 1:50 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Toys-R-Us in Waldorf for the report of an intrusion alarm. When the first officer arrived, he observed the front door was open. While inside checking, the officer observed the suspect, who was not wearing a shirt...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Motorcycle Crash That Killed Bryans Road Man

Police in Charles County Investigating Motorcycle Crash That Killed Bryans Road Man

On Thursday, July 21, 2016, at approximately 11:50 p.m., officers  from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Matthews Road at Marshall Hall Road in Bryans Road for the report of a motorcycle crash. A preliminary investigation showed Adam Harley Rogers, 32, of Indian Head, was operating a 2012 Yamaha motorcycle on...
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Outdoor Pools Hours in Charles County Extended Over Weekend Due to Extreme Heat

Outdoor Pools Hours in Charles County Extended Over Weekend Due to Extreme Heat

Due to the expected extreme heat this weekend, the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism is extending the outdoor pool hours on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 to 8 p.m. Cool off this weekend and make a splash in a Charles County pool. Outdoor pools: Thomas Stone High School (3785 Leonardtown Road,...
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Introductory Meetings Kick Off Calvert County Comprehensive Plan Update Process

Introductory Meetings Kick Off Calvert County Comprehensive Plan Update Process

The Calvert County Department of Community Planning and Building is hosting informational meetings to introduce the two-year process of updating the county’s Comprehensive Plan and rewriting the Zoning Ordinance. This is the first of many upcoming chances for residents to offer their vision for the county’s future, from transportation, economic development and public safety...
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Charles County Named one of the Nation’s Most Digitally Advanced Counties

Charles County Named one of the Nation’s Most Digitally Advanced Counties

The County Commissioners are pleased to announce that the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) have selected Charles County as one of the nation’s most digitally advanced county in the 150,000 – 249,999 population category, placing second.  This is the Department of Fiscal and Administrative Services’ Information Technology...
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Huntingtown Woman Killed in Head On Collision

Huntingtown Woman Killed in Head On Collision

On Friday, July 22, 2016, at approximately 4:00 p.m. the Calvert Control Center received a 911 call stating that a red Dodge truck was being operated in an erratic manner. It was alleged the truck had struck a mailbox on Birch Drive. The caller advised at 4:03 p.m., the truck was travelling westbound on...
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Richard Wohlfarth

Richard Wohlfarth

Richard Wohlfarth passed peacefully after a long illness on July 20th. He was the son of the late Willard Wohlfarth and Catherine Wohlfarth. Rick served in the U.S. Air Force from 1962 to May 1966. He began working at the Evening Star Newspaper and worked until May 1977 as a Division Manager. He was...
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Suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer Indicted by Grand Jury

Suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer Indicted by Grand Jury

A suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer was indicted by a grand jury today. Police Officer First Class James Sims faces two counts of misconduct in office and four counts of visual surveillance with prurient intent. He’s accused of taking inappropriate pictures of women while on-duty during traffic stops and while off-duty. The investigation into...
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Happy Retiree Claims $100,000 Scratch-off Top Prize

Happy Retiree Claims $100,000 Scratch-off Top Prize

A Clinton retiree is counting his lucky stars and his lucky dollars after winning the $100,000 top prize on a $100,000 Gold Rush scratch-off. The 68-year-old decided to purchase his lucky ticket at his local Lottery retailer, Tucker’s Liquors, after seeing the number 243 on the serial number for a previous Gold Rush instant ticket...
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Charles County Hosts Bassmaster Elite Series on Aug. 11-14

Charles County Hosts Bassmaster Elite Series on Aug. 11-14

Mark your calendars for the Bassmaster Elite at Potomac River presented by Econo Lodge from Thursday, Aug. 11 to Sunday, Aug. 14. The event will include the Bassmaster Expo and Discover Quest Festival. Event schedule: Bassmaster Elite (Thursday, Aug. 11- Sunday, Aug. 14) Smallwood State Park (2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbury)  Tournament Begins: 6:15...
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UPDATE: Calvert Library in Prince Frederick Pronounced all Clear of Bed Bugs

UPDATE: Calvert Library in Prince Frederick Pronounced all Clear of Bed Bugs

UPDATE 7/21/2016 @ 8:00 p.m.: Thursday, July 21, Marvin Anani (human) and Dr. Angelica Spotson (a Russell Terrier mix known as “Angel” who is an expert bed bug sniffer) gave Calvert Library the all-clear after a thorough search. According to Superior Bed Bug Solutions company website, Angel was “trained using scent vials that developed her...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Charge Second Suspect in Murder Case

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Charge Second Suspect in Murder Case

On July 20, detectives assigned to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division arrested Angel Miguel Santana, 26, of Waldorf, in connection with the murder of Thomas Tibbs, 19, who was shot and killed during an altercation on March 23 in the 2500 block of Gittings Court in Waldorf. Detectives arrested another suspect,...
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North Beach Drug Dealer Sentenced to 9 Years for Distributing Heroin/Fentanyl

North Beach Drug Dealer Sentenced to 9 Years for Distributing Heroin/Fentanyl

On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Edward Dewy Viens, 30, of North Beach, Maryland, to 108 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. Judge Grimm also ordered Viens to forfeit $1,302, seized...
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Charles County Real Estate Agent Sold on Bonus Match 5 Game

Charles County Real Estate Agent Sold on Bonus Match 5 Game

The old saying that haste makes waste doesn’t apply to the lucky Waldorf man who just claimed the $50,000 top prize in the Bonus Match 5 game. The Charles County resident visited Kellers Market in Prince George’s County on Saturday afternoon and bought a Bonus Match 5 ticket for that night’s drawing. The 64-year-old...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Coconut

Wednesday’s Pet is Coconut

Wednesday’s Pet for 7/20/16 is Coconut Featured Pet: Coconut Rescue Group: Doodle Dawgs and Fabulous Felines Breed: Poodle Sex: Male Size: Small (15 lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $295.00 See Procedures on Rescue’s site HERE Coconut is a gorgeous 10-year-old Poodle. Sweet as pie, quiet as a mouse. This...
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Diana Frances Stewart, 74

Diana Frances Stewart, 74

Diana Frances Stewart, 74, of Waldorf, MD passed away on July 18, 2016 in Waldorf, MD. Born on May 17, 1942 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Alvin Bell and the late Ollie Frances Brandenburg. Diana enjoyed fishing, being on the water and shopping at Wal-Mart. Diana was a...
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Robert “Shot” Vincent Young

Robert “Shot” Vincent Young

On July 18, 2016, Robert “Shot” Vincent Young, also known as “Shot” was called home to be with his heavenly Father. Robert was born in Budd’s Creek, Maryland to the late Julia Susanna Bowman-Young on April 5, 1926. He received his formal education in the St. Mary’s County Public School System. Robert served in...
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