Monthly Archives: April 2018

Agnes “Rosalie” Pilkerton

Agnes “Rosalie” Pilkerton

Agnes “Rosalie” Pilkerton of Mechanicsville, MD died on March 30, 2018 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, MD surrounded by her family. Born in Laural Grove, MD on January 19, 1923, She was the daughter of Isaac Jody Quade and Sarah Frances Quade. Rosalie was a homemaker and loved raising and spending time with her...
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Police Arrest Lexington Park Man for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Seize Over $5,000 in Cash

Police Arrest Lexington Park Man for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Seize Over $5,000 in Cash

On Friday, March 23, 2018 at approximately 6:55 p.m., Trooper B. Meurrens from the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack was on patrol in a marked patrol vehicle in the area of Great Mills Road and South Essex Drive when he observed a black S430 Mercedes traveling east on Great Mills Road with darkly tinted...
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Recreational Crabbing Season Opened April 1st

Recreational Crabbing Season Opened April 1st

It’s crabbing season in Maryland! Recreational fishing for the state’s most iconic aquatic species begins April 1 in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries as well as in the Atlantic Ocean, coastal bays and their tributaries, reports the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. “We are pleased to offer multiple opportunities for anglers of all...
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Maryland State Police Charge Columbia Man with Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

Maryland State Police Charge Columbia Man with Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

Maryland State Police computer crimes investigators have arrested and charged a Howard County man with the possession and distribution of child pornography. The suspect is identified as Isak Dorot, 68, of Columbia, Md. He is charged with four counts of possession of child pornography and one count of distribution of child pornography. Following his...
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Governor Hogan’s Statement on the Maryland Natural Resources Police Anniversary

Governor Hogan’s Statement on the Maryland Natural Resources Police Anniversary

I’m proud to help commemorate an important milestone in Maryland history—150 years since the founding of the Maryland Natural Resources Police. The department is our first state law enforcement agency, predating the Maryland State Police by almost a half-century, and is also one of the oldest conservation law enforcement organizations in the nation. On...
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Drug Overdose Deaths Continue to rise; Increase Fueled by Synthetic Opioids

Drug Overdose Deaths Continue to rise; Increase Fueled by Synthetic Opioids

An in-depth analysis of 2016 U.S. drug overdose data shows that America’s overdose epidemic is spreading geographically and increasing across demographic groups. The report, from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), appears in today’s issue of MMWR. Drug overdoses killed 63,632 Americans in 2016. Nearly two-thirds of these deaths (66%)...
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Motor Vehicle Accident on Indian Bridge Road Sends Woman to Hospital

Motor Vehicle Accident on Indian Bridge Road Sends Woman to Hospital

On Friday, March 30, 2018, at approximately 12:10 p.m., police, fire and rescue crews responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident on Indian Bridge Road, in California. Crews arrived on scene to discover a Toyota vehicle off the roadway with a single female patient. For unknown reasons the Toyota left the roadway...
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Bay District Responds to Machinery Fire at Concrete Plant in Lexington Park

Bay District Responds to Machinery Fire at Concrete Plant in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at approximately 5:15 p.m., firefighters from the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to Sanners Lane in Lexington Park for a brush fire. As firefighters were responding, the call was changed to an unknown fire. Units arrived on scene to find a concrete crusher on fire at the Carruth...
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Possible Relief for Motorists with Huge E-Z Pass Fines Passes Senate

Possible Relief for Motorists with Huge E-Z Pass Fines Passes Senate

A bill bringing possible relief to Maryland motorists who face thousands of dollars in fines from unpaid E-ZPass tolls passed the Senate unanimously last Thursday and gets a hearing in a House committee next week. Bill sponsor, Sen. Roger Manno, D-Montgomery, made fixes to his bill that died last year in committee, conforming it...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/2/2018 to 4/6/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 4/2/2018 to 4/6/2018

During the week of April 2, to April 6, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Poplar Hill Road at Malcolm Elementary School Cameras are activated...
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An Evolving Force: Natural Resources Police Celebrates 150th Anniversary

An Evolving Force: Natural Resources Police Celebrates 150th Anniversary

This year, the Maryland Natural Resources Police is celebrating its 150th anniversary, a milestone that makes it the fourth-oldest state conservation law enforcement agency in the nation. Then as now, the mission is to protect the state’s most precious resources, its citizens and visitors. Back in 1868, the General Assembly created the “State Oyster Police Force”...
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FBI Offers $10,000 Reward for Information in Charles County Cold Case Murder

FBI Offers $10,000 Reward for Information in Charles County Cold Case Murder

UPDATE: The FBI is still offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the individual(s) responsible for the death of Martin Hawkins, Jr. Information given may remain confidential. 6/1/2016: Today, the FBI in Baltimore is announcing a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification and...
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David Arthur Nortrup

David Arthur Nortrup

David Arthur Nortrup passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 5, 2018, with his wife, Martha and sister-in-law, Linda Pero by his side. David was born on February 12, 1950, in Orange Township, New Jersey to Herman Henry Nortrup II and Mary Frances Tisseker Nortrup. He graduated from Middletown Township High School in 1968 and...
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Deborah Jane (Byerly) Shukert, 61

Deborah Jane (Byerly) Shukert, 61

Deborah Jane (Byerly) Shukert, 61, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 8, 2018 after a two and a half year battle with throat and head cancer. Deborah was born December 12, 1956 in Rantoul, Illinois to Robert Shukert and Patricia Whitaker. She was employed in health insurance customer service for most of...
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