Monthly Archives: February 2018

Police Charge Middle School Student Who Made False Allegations Against Chaperone at School Dance

Police Charge Middle School Student Who Made False Allegations Against Chaperone at School Dance

UPDATE 2/19/2018: A juvenile female, age 13, from Leonardtown, was charged with making a false report in reference to the investigation. The juvenile provided statements which were conclusively refuted from video surveillance reviewed. The juvenile was charged and released to a parent and is awaiting disposition from the Department of Juvenile Justice. 2/17/2018: On February...
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Waldorf Woman Arrested in Murder of 37-Year-Old Boyfriend

Waldorf Woman Arrested in Murder of 37-Year-Old Boyfriend

On Sunday, February 18, 2018, at approximately 11:25 a.m., Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to the 11700 block of Oak Manor Drive in Waldorf for a medical emergency. While treating the victim, EMS noted the victim had what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the torso. Officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office...
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UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Waldorf Man Shot and Killed at Apartment Building, Suspect Still at Large

UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Waldorf Man Shot and Killed at Apartment Building, Suspect Still at Large

UPDATE: On February 17 at 8:54 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to the 12100 block of Ell Lane in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located the victim suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body....
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Melinda Paes D’Cruz, 94

Melinda Paes D’Cruz, 94

Melinda Paes D’Cruz, 94, of Chesapeake Beach passed away February 12, 2018 surrounded by family. She was born December 10, 1923 in Goa, India to Antonio and Beatrice (Soares) Paes. Melinda married Theodore D’Cruz in 1956 and they moved to Pakistan later that year. Melinda immigrated to the United States in 1988 and lived...
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Richard Edwin “Dick” Wilson

Richard Edwin “Dick” Wilson

Richard Edwin “Dick” Wilson died peacefully at his residence in the Asbury-Solomons Retirement Community on Sunday, February 11, 2018. He was born on December 16, 1931, in Omaha, Nebraska, the oldest of four children. He was predeceased by Jerry (Jerka) Domic, his wife of 27 years. Together they had two children, Kenneth Jerome Wilson...
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Rebecca Ann Bradshaw, 30

Rebecca Ann Bradshaw, 30

Rebecca Ann Bradshaw, 30, of Lexington Park, MD passed away February 15, 2018. She was born January 1, 1988 in Silver spring, MD to James A. and Sherry (Brown) Pate. Becky was a resident of North Beach prior to moving to Lexington Park. She was preceded in death by her father James A. Pate....
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William James Andrew “Bill” Bonwitt, 79

William James Andrew “Bill” Bonwitt, 79

William James Andrew “Bill” Bonwitt, 79, of Upper Marlboro passed away February 14, 2018. He was born November 26, 1938 in Mt. Vernon, NY to Wilhelm and Isabella (Anderwald) Bonwitt. Bill was raised in Norwalk, CT and graduated from Norwalk High School. He then graduated from Hamilton College in New York with a Bachelor’s...
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Mildred Trott Bowen, 91

Mildred Trott Bowen, 91

Mildred Trott Bowen, 91, a lifelong resident of Huntingtown, MD passed away February 15, 2018. Mildred was born May 28, 1926 in Huntingtown to Mary E. (Ward) and Elmer Gibson Trott. She attended Calvert County schools and graduated from Calvert High School and business school in Baltimore. She married Harry “Boyd” Bowen October 18,...
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Patricia “Pat” Ann Hughes, 83

Patricia “Pat” Ann Hughes, 83

Patricia “Pat” Ann Hughes, 83, of Valley Lee, MD formerly from Ft. Washington, MD passed away on February 14, 2018 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on April 28, 1934 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Martha Elizabeth Alvey Foote and Joseph Elmer Foote. Pat was the loving husband of Thomas Raymond...
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Benjamin “Lester” Cusic, Sr., 93

Benjamin “Lester” Cusic, Sr., 93

Benjamin “Lester” Cusic, Sr., 93 of Leonardtown, MD passed away on February 8, 2018 in his home in Leonardtown, MD. Born on September 20, 1924 in Leonardtown, MD he was the son of the late Pearl Elizabeth Bussler Cusic and Richard Stephen Cusic. Lester was the loving husband of Frances Idalia Cusic whom he...
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Ella E. Neal, 77

Ella E. Neal, 77

Ella E. Neal, 77, of Hollywood, Maryland peacefully departed this life on February 8, 2018 surrounded by family. Ella was born on May 11, 1940 to the late Ella and Mason Hebb in Leonardtown, Maryland. Ella was preceded in death by James W. Neal, her loving husband of 50 years, siblings Jimmy Hebb, Randolph...
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Carolyn Lucretia Miller, 66

Carolyn Lucretia Miller, 66

Carolyn Lucretia Miller, 66 of Bushwood, MD, entered into eternal rest on February 14, 2018. Family and friends will unite on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 for visitation at 9 am until time of service at 11 am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD. Interment to follow at Sacred Heart Church Cemetery,...
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Joanne Margaret Stallings

Joanne Margaret Stallings

Peacefully on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Joanne Margaret Stallings passed away in Waldorf, MD. Joanne was born in Grand Forks, ND and moved to the Southern Maryland area after high school. She was a small business owner and operated Dior beauty salon for 35 years. She worked and managed the salon and her employees...
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Apostle James Silver

Apostle James Silver

Peacefully on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Apostle James Silver went home to be with his Lord in Washington, DC. On Friday, February 23, 2018, family and friends will unite from 12:00 noon until time of service at 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Celebration of Life Service at 10:00...
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Harold Augustin Gordon

Harold Augustin Gordon

Harold Augustin Gordon entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 12, 2018 at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. Lovingly and affectionately known as ‘Irving’ and ‘Gus’ to his family and friends, Harold Augustin Gordon was born on April 7, 1946 to the late Evelyn Gordon and James Coates. Harold was employed by the...
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Mary Estelle Johnson Carroll, 87

Mary Estelle Johnson Carroll, 87

Mary Estelle Johnson Carroll, 87, was born February 20, 1930 to the late Allen and Mary Ethel Johnson. Estelle was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County. She was a lifetime member of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church. Estelle was a caretaker for many years. She had a great passion for caring for others....
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32-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in La Plata

32-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in La Plata

On Friday, February 16, 2018, at approximately 11:10 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a reported motor vehicle collision in the area of westbound Route 6 (Charles Street) east of Prince Charles Drive, in La Plata. Upon arrival, Troopers observed a  2004 Pontiac Grand Prix with the driver,...
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UPDATE: Two St. Mary’s County Men Shot in Waldorf During Drug Deal

UPDATE: Two St. Mary’s County Men Shot in Waldorf During Drug Deal

UPDATE 2/17/2018: On Friday, February 9, 2018, at approximately 2:25 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to St. Patrick’s Drive in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located two adult males; one had two gunshot wounds to his leg, and the other was grazed on the...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Sexualy Abusing 7-Year-Old

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Sexualy Abusing 7-Year-Old

On February 14, 2018, an adult female reported a possible sex offense to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, involving an adult male and a seven year old juvenile. Based on the information provided by the complainant, the investigation was continued by the Criminal Investigations Division (CID). The investigation revealed Zachary Lee Thomas, 23,...
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Waldorf Man Arrested After Pointing Gun at Police

Waldorf Man Arrested After Pointing Gun at Police

On Sunday, February 11, 2018, at approximately 9:25 p.m., Deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Michael Road, in Waldorf, to serve a temporary peace order on Richards Madden, 82, of Waldorf. Prior to arriving at the residence police were informed that Madden had made threats of mass destruction...
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Maryland Hunters Harvest 86,542 Deer in 2017-2018 Season

Maryland Hunters Harvest 86,542 Deer in 2017-2018 Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that hunters harvested 86,542 deer during the combined archery, firearms and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. 8, 2017, through Jan. 31, 2018. The harvest exceeded the 2016-2017 total by more than 1,000 deer. Included in the statewide total were 7,204 deer taken on Sundays. “Sunday hunting continues to be...
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Former Police Drug Lab Director Sentenced For Stealing Over 15,000 Pills

Former Police Drug Lab Director Sentenced For Stealing Over 15,000 Pills

Circuit Court Judge Judge Michele D. Jaklitsch sentenced Annette Box, 49, of Pasadena, to six months of active incarceration for misconduct in office and other charges related to the theft of controlled dangerous substances from county facilities. “It is uniquely distressing when a person who is placed in a position of trust, who works...
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Indian Head Man Convicted of Armed Robbery and Related Charges

Indian Head Man Convicted of Armed Robbery and Related Charges

On Wednesday, February 14, 2018 a Charles County jury convicted Tyrel Javonte Adams, 21 of Indian Head, of Armed Robbery and related charges. On April 18, 2017, officers responded to the Dash In in White Plains for the report of an Armed Robbery. An initial investigation revealed that four masked suspects wearing blue gloves,...
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Waldorf-Based Kingdomware Technologies Receives 2018 Minority Business Leader Award

Waldorf-Based Kingdomware Technologies Receives 2018 Minority Business Leader Award

The Charles County Economic Development Department is pleased to announce that Waldorf-based business, Kingdomware Technologies, Inc, will receive an award at the Washington Business Journal (WBJ) 11th Annual Minority Business Leader Awards program on Thursday, March 22 at the MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland. The awards program honors 25 of the most successful...
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Calvert County Animal Control Division to Move to Barstow Location

Calvert County Animal Control Division to Move to Barstow Location

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety Animal Control Division will move operations from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office into the Department of Public Safety building at 315 Stafford Road in Barstow Friday, Feb. 16. The move is part of Calvert County Government’s reorganization which began last July. In the restructure, the Animal Control...
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