Monthly Archives: January 2018

Fort Washington Man Charged with Arson and Malicious Burning in Charles County

Fort Washington Man Charged with Arson and Malicious Burning in Charles County

On January 1, 2018 at approximately 2:30 p.m., Deputy State Fire Marshal Brandon Shepperd of the Office of the State Fire Marshal Southern Agency was requested to respond to 4554 Ryan Place Waldorf for a reported house fire. Prior to his arrival, Shepperd was alerted by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office that there was a...
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Bryans Road Man Charged with Attempted First-Degree Murder After Attempting to Run Over Victim at Deluxe Inn La Plata Parking Lot

Bryans Road Man Charged with Attempted First-Degree Murder After Attempting to Run Over Victim at Deluxe Inn La Plata Parking Lot

On January 1, 2018 at approximately 7:45 p.m., PFC P.J. Thompson of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the parking lot area of the Deluxe Inn on 6705 Crain Highway in La Plata for a reported assault in progress. Upon his arrival, Thompson made contact with the caller who stated suspect William Preston...
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Scotland Man Charged with First-Degree Assault After Strangling, Slashing Girlfriend and Threatening to Kill Himself

Scotland Man Charged with First-Degree Assault After Strangling, Slashing Girlfriend and Threatening to Kill Himself

On January 14, 2018, Cpl. Foor of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 49000 block of Fresh Pond Road, in Scotland, for a reported assault. Upon arrival, contact was made with the victim who advised police that her boyfriend, Tyler Deshaun Camile Roberts, 23, of Scotland, had assaulted her. The woman...
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Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces February Promotions

Tri-County Animal Shelter Announces February Promotions

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is pleased to announce the following February monthly promotions and reminders: Spay/Neuter Awareness Month (Thursday, Feb. 1- Wednesday, Feb. 28)  To celebrate this special month, the shelter is reducing the adoption fee for all shelter felines to $20.18. All felines adopted during this special promotion will receive the same great...
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Waldorf Man Says $50,000 Powerball Prize Arrives Just in Time for Daughter’s Wedding

Waldorf Man Says $50,000 Powerball Prize Arrives Just in Time for Daughter’s Wedding

A longtime Maryland Lottery player hit it big just in time for a big life event – his daughter’s wedding. Although he has won smaller prizes in the past, the Waldorf man’s $50,000 Powerball prize is by far his largest win yet. He held onto his winning quick-pick ticket since the Dec. 30 drawing. The self-employed...
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Chesapeake Beach Man Arrested After Found Passed out in Vehicle

Chesapeake Beach Man Arrested After Found Passed out in Vehicle

On January 19, 2018 Deputy Sampson of the Calver County Sheriff’s Office responded to Cheryl Lane, in Chesapeake Beach for the report of a suspicious vehicle. Emergency Communications provided the description of the vehicle and advised Deputy Sampson there was possibly an individual sleeping in the vehicle. Deputy Sampson located the vehicle parked partially...
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Lusby Woman and Man Steal Merchandise from Walgreens, Each Charged with Four Crimes After Being Confrontational with Police

Lusby Woman and Man Steal Merchandise from Walgreens, Each Charged with Four Crimes After Being Confrontational with Police

On January 18, 2018, Dfc. Hardesty of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Lusby Walgreens store on Rousby Hall Road for a reported theft in progress with the suspects still in the store. Upon arrival, Hardesty was met by an employee who stated he would call the manager. The employee advised...
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Betty Jane (McLaughlin) Norfolk (Sissy), 81

Betty Jane (McLaughlin) Norfolk (Sissy), 81

Betty Jane (McLaughlin) Norfolk (Sissy), 81, from Upper Marlboro, MD passed Saturday, January 20, 2018 surrounded by her loved ones. Survived by husband Ernest E. Norfolk (Gene); children Gene Norfolk (Susan) and Sharon Norfolk Beall (Dan); her beloved grandchildren Ryan Norfolk, Sarah Norfolk, Brandon Beall, Reed Norfolk and Daniel Beall; brother James McLaughlin (Ellen)...
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Charlotte MaryAnn Hesse (Schmidt), 91

Charlotte MaryAnn Hesse (Schmidt), 91

Charlotte MaryAnn Hesse (Schmidt), 91, of Temple Hills, MD passed away on Sun. Jan. 14, 2018. Ms. Hesse was born on September 13, 1926 in Leopolis, WI to her parents Edmund and Rosetta Schmidt. The youngest of seven children, she later moved to and attended high school in Shawano, WI. In 1945 Ms. Hesse...
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Charles Raymond Bowling, 65

Charles Raymond Bowling, 65

Charles Raymond Bowling, 65, of Allens Fresh, Maryland, passed on January 22, 2018. Born on April 4, 1952 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Winifred Garner Bowling and Walter Wade Bowling Jr. Chuck was raised and worked on the family farm at Allens Fresh for many years. He ended his...
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Peter Baxter Traggorth Sr., 69

Peter Baxter Traggorth Sr., 69, of La Plata, Maryland, died on January 22, 2018 at the Hospice House of Charles County in Waldorf. Born on December 18, 1948 in Englewood, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Vera Elizabeth Baxter and Willard George Traggorth. Mr. Traggorth served in the U. S. Navy...
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Jana Lynn Howard, 50

Jana Lynn Howard, 50

Jana Lynn Howard, 50, of Columbia, MD passed away January 22, 2018. She was born April 14, 1967 in Prince Frederick, MD to Charles T. and Margaret Jane (Carroll) Howard. Jana was raised in Huntingtown, MD and attended Calvert High School. She was employed with CitiRoof Corporation and Potomac Disposal. Jana enjoyed gardening and...
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Edward Matthew Zirnhelt, 89

Edward Matthew Zirnhelt, 89

Edward Matthew Zirnhelt, 89, of Churchton, MD passed away on January 20, 2018, at the home of his son in Lothian, MD after a brief illness. He was born January 22, 1928, at the family farmhouse in Lisbon, ND to Edmund and Pearl Zirnhelt. He worked on the family farm and other farm’s before...
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Henry Richard “Dick” Griffith, 87

Henry Richard “Dick” Griffith, 87

Henry Richard “Dick” Griffith, 87, of Lothian, MD passed away January 19, 2018 at his residence. Dick was born in Lothian November 27, 1930. He was raised in Lothian and was a lifelong Tobacco farmer. Dick enjoyed rabbit hunting, horse pulls and attending local baseball and softball games. He was an avid New York...
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David Douglas Salmon Jr.

David Douglas Salmon Jr.

David Douglas Salmon Jr. passed away unexpectedly, yet peacefully on Monday, January 15th, 2018. He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana on January 27th, 1948 to David Douglas Salmon and Barbara Jane Bolton. He grew up in Longview, Texas and enjoyed playing baseball and the company of his siblings, Barbara Ann and Tracy, along...
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CDR Ben Ford Holt, Jr., USN (Ret.), 81

CDR Ben Ford Holt, Jr., USN (Ret.), 81, of California, MD passed away January 23, 2018 at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Kansas City, MO on July 31, 1936 to the late Ben Ford Holt Sr. and Ida C. Hansen Holt. He...
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Helen Janette Bracken Philyaw, 63

Helen Janette Bracken Philyaw, 63

Helen Janette Bracken Philyaw, 63 of Lexington Park, MD, passed away peacefully at her home on January 21, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Born September 16, 1954 in North Kingstown, RI to the late Harold Joseph Bracken and Doris Ann Kautz Bracken. On October 30, 1981, Helen married her beloved husband, Jackie Lee...
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Clifford Lyle Bates, 86

Clifford Lyle Bates, 86

Clifford Lyle Bates, 86, of Charlotte Hall, Md., a retired District of Columbia firefighter, died January 20, 2018. Born in Barrington, Illinois, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Gladys Bates. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Margaret Paduda Bates, of Charlotte Hall; sons Clifford Martin Bates (Mary Beth),...
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Barbara Lynn Altizer, 48

Barbara Lynn Altizer, 48

Barbara Lynn Altizer, 48, of Dameron, MD, passed away peacefully at her home on January 19, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Born August 20, 1969 in Fort Belvoir, VA to Anni Eva Tate of Culpeper, VA. On October 26, 1997, Barbara married her beloved husband, Stuart Wayne Altizer on the beach in Makena...
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Richard Dale Goings, 78

Richard Dale Goings, 78

Richard Dale Goings, 78, of Lexington Park, MD, formerly of Farmington, passed peacefully at MedStar Georgetown Hospital attended by his family on January 18th, 2018. He was born June 18th, 1939 in Farmington, the son of Richard and Faye (Davis) Goings. He graduated from Farmington High School in 1957 and immediately embarked on a...
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Elizabeth Lee (Aud) Lancaster, 96

Elizabeth Lee (Aud) Lancaster, 96

Elizabeth Lee (Aud) Lancaster, 96, died peacefully on January 17, 2018 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center. Born on August 12, 1921 in Pearson, MD to the late Benjamin Francis Aud, Sr. and Irene (Miles) Aud. She attended Little Flower School and St. Michael’s School. Lee is survived by her children: Jo Anne Mundie, Johnny...
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William Matthews “Shotgun” Gunn, 74

William Matthews “Shotgun” Gunn, 74

William Matthews “Shotgun” Gunn, 74, of Hollywood MD died on January 17, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 1, 1943 in California, MD to the late William Matthew Gunn and Bertha Madonna Kane. On June 9, 1964 William enlisted in the United States Army as a...
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Elizabeth Eleanor “Aunt Betty Turkey” Betts Shipp

Elizabeth Eleanor “Aunt Betty Turkey” Betts Shipp

Elizabeth Eleanor “Aunt Betty Turkey” Betts Shipp passed peacefully on January 4, 2018 at St. Mary’s Nursing Home in Leonardtown, Maryland. Betts was born on December 25, 1927 in Anacostia, Washington DC to the late Elmer Earl Hayes and Annie Lelia (Herbert) Hayes. Betts was employed by the Canadian Embassy in the 40’s, Managed...
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Elizabeth Lucille Norris, 72

Elizabeth Lucille Norris, 72 of Leonardtown, MD passed away on January 23, 2018 at the Hospice House in Callaway, MD surrounded by her family and holding her husband’s hand of fifty-three years, James “Chally” Norris, Sr., whom she married on April 24, 1964 at Our Lady’s Catholic Church in Leonardtown, MD. Elizabeth was born...
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Clifton “Cliff” C. Dean, 69

Clifton “Cliff” C. Dean, 69

Clifton “Cliff” C. Dean, 69, of Hollywood, MD passed away on January 22, 2018 in La Plata, MD. Born on October 5, 1948 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of the late Amanda L. Dean and Joseph A. Dean. Cliff is survived by his son William (Billy) Dean (Cathy) of Hollywood, MD, 2...
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