Monthly Archives: January 2019

Prince Frederick Man Arrested at Walmart with Beer, Machete and BB Gun

Prince Frederick Man Arrested at Walmart with Beer, Machete and BB Gun

On Sunday, January 27, 2019, at approximately 7:40 pm, OFC Lewis responded to the Walmart on Solomons Island Road in Prince Frederick for the report of a person with a weapon. The Calvert Control Center advised that a white male, wearing a black jacket, camo pants, was seen in the parking lot with a...
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St. Mary’s City Woman Arrested After Knife Assault

St. Mary’s City Woman Arrested After Knife Assault

On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, Cpl. Handy, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 48000 block of Freehold Drive in St. Mary’s City for the reported assault involving a knife. The investigation determined Ann Marie Owens,  42, of St. Mary’s City, was in a verbal argument with the victim when she grabbed...
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Catherine Rhett Dooley, 76

Catherine Rhett Dooley, 76

Catherine Rhett Dooley of Fairhaven, Maryland passed away peacefully on January 25, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. She was 76. During the last two years, Cathy was cared for by a host of loving family members, close friends and dedicated caregivers. Born on January 14, 1943, Cathy grew up on Long Island...
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Samuel Richard Buckmaster, Sr

Samuel Richard Buckmaster, Sr

Samuel Richard Buckmaster, Sr. or known as ‘Sammy”, 78, of St. Leonard, MD formerly from Prince Frederick, MD passed away on January 25, 2019 in St. Leonard, MD. Sammy was born in Prince Frederick, MD in January of 1940 to William and Mary Buckmaster. Sammy attended Calvert High School and worked for State Highway...
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Hezekiah Driggers

Hezekiah Driggers

On Thursday, January 24, 2019, HEZEKIAH “HEZZIE” DRIGGERS of Cobb Island, MD passed away peacefully at home. Born December 5, 1925 in Columbia, SC and son of Samuel and Jessie Russell Driggers. Beloved husband of Pearl “Jeannie” Driggers; father of the late Earl Driggers (Carole Driggers) and step father of Joanne Ridings (Gary Ridings)...
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Nancy Kathryn Gott, 67

Nancy Kathryn Gott, 67

Nancy Kathryn Gott, 67 of Lusby, Maryland passed away on January 24, 2019 surrounded by family and friends. She was born November 14, 1951 in Marion, Ohio to Clarence and Doris Borg (Cottrell). Nancy was raised in Galion, Ohio and graduated from Galion High School. She joined the United States Army in 1970 and...
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Sue A. Tayman, 65

Sue A. Tayman, 65

Sue A. Tayman, age 65, of Hughesville, Maryland passed away Friday January 18, 2019 at La Plata Hospital in La Plata Maryland after struggling with chronic respiratory illnesses. She was surrounded by family and friends. Ms. Tayman was born July 1, 1953 to John T. Tayman and Helen L. Hamilton in Alaska. She worked...
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Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted in St. Mary’s County This Weekend

Sobriety Checkpoint to be Conducted in St. Mary’s County This Weekend

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of other agencies, will be conducting a roadside sobriety checkpoint during the evening of Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, on Route 4 in California. The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office will also be conducting a roadside sobriety checkpoint on Route 4 on the St. Mary’s County side of...
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Huntingtown Woman Found with Adderall, Suboxone, Xanax, and Alprazolam and Over 100 Heroin Capsules After Traffic Stop in Dunkirk

Huntingtown Woman Found with Adderall, Suboxone, Xanax, and Alprazolam and Over 100 Heroin Capsules After Traffic Stop in Dunkirk

On Sunday, January 27, 2019, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Deputy Crum of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation at West Ward Road and Southern Maryland Blvd, in Dunkirk. The officer made contact with the driver, Jennifer Sue Perricone, 30, of Huntingtown, and during the traffic asked Perricone...
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Frank John Day, Jr

Frank John Day, Jr

Frank John Day, Jr. passed away at Southern Maryland Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2019, surrounded by his family and friends. He is proceeded by his parents Frank and Anne Day, brothers, Richard Day and Joseph Day, and daughter Teresa “Tess” Payne. He is survived by his wife Lisabeth “Beth” Day, daughters Tracy Titus,...
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Richard Dement Padgett

Richard Dement Padgett

Richard Dement Padgett, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather was born on November 19, 1940. He and his older brothers, William and Dent, were raised “farm boys” by their parents, Wilbur and Minnie Padgett. Rick and Billy were extremely close all their lives until Billy passed away. Rick married the love of his life, Ernestine...
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UPDATE: Three Adults and 2 Children Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata

UPDATE: Three Adults and 2 Children Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata

UPDATE 1/31/2019: On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at approximately 6:20 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles on eastbound Maryland Route 6 in the area of Rollins Court in La Plata. Due to the circumstances,...
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Two Flown to Trauma Center After Serious Crash in Prince Frederick

Two Flown to Trauma Center After Serious Crash in Prince Frederick

On January 30, 2019, at approximately 10:45 a.m., Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department responded to the area of Hallowing Point Road and Stafford Road in Prince Frederick, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious. Engine 22 arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway with multiple passengers in the white vehicle...
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Prince Frederick Man Arrested After Stealing Cell Phone at World Gym in Prince Frederick

Prince Frederick Man Arrested After Stealing Cell Phone at World Gym in Prince Frederick

On Thursday, January 24, 2019 Deputy Ridgely of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to World Gym in Prince Frederick for the report of a theft. The complainant advised while he was taking a shower Dru Mathew Maguire, 19, of Prince Frederick, stole his black Apple iPhone 8 from his gym bag. Deputy Ridgely made...
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Winter Turkey Season Results Announced

Winter Turkey Season Results Announced

Hunters reported taking 73 wild turkeys during Maryland’s 2019 winter turkey season, which was open Jan. 17-19 statewide. According to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, turkeys were harvested in 22 of the 23 counties, with Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties reporting the highest numbers. Adult males, or gobblers, comprised 56 percent of the...
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No Injuries After Vehicle Strikes Tree in Great Mills

No Injuries After Vehicle Strikes Tree in Great Mills

On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at approximately 3:20 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to Indian Bridge Road in the area of Bean Family Lane in Great Mills, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Dispatch advised one patient was trapped in the vehicle but was able to extricate themselves prior to arrival of...
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Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

Warming Centers Available in Southern Maryland

The following Warming Centers are open in Southern Maryland during hours of operation if needed.
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Local Sailboat Captain Helms Australian Crew in World’s Top Yacht Race

Local Sailboat Captain Helms Australian Crew in World’s Top Yacht Race

While many people spend the holidays with family and friends, Scott “Gus” Ward checked a bucket-list item by racing in one of the world’s most prestigious yacht races. Ward was invited to be a watch captain and helmsman on the TP52 KOA, a 52-foot, all-carbon fiber Grand Prix-style sailboat in the Rolex Sydney Hobart...
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Calvert County Government Urges Citizens to Prepare for Winter Weather

Calvert County Government Urges Citizens to Prepare for Winter Weather

Due to the impending cold weather predicted for the area, the Calvert County Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management urges citizens to be prepared for winter weather. During extreme cold weather events, the primary concern is the potential loss of heat, power, telephone service or a shortage of supplies if storm or...
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Citizens are Asked to Check on the Elderly, Vulnerable Friend or Neighbors

Citizens are Asked to Check on the Elderly, Vulnerable Friend or Neighbors

It’s important to keep warm to stay as healthy as possible during the cold winter months. If you have an elderly or vulnerable friend or neighbor, look out for them to make sure they are safe, warm and well. Winter is an especially important time to keep an eye on seniors to make sure...
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Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips During Cold Weather

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips During Cold Weather

The coldest air of the season will arrive this week with bitter cold and wind chills which could plunge to below zero. The St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services reminds citizens of the importance of having a Carbon Monoxide Detector. Fuel-powered devices can provide wonderful benefits to families when used properly. But they...
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Lexington Park Man Wanted by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Lexington Park Man Wanted by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Michael Ryan Norfolk, 30 of Lexington Park. Norfolk has an active warrant for his arrest for Escape Second Degree for failing to report to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center, to serve his sentence as court ordered. Norfolk was originally sentenced...
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Huntingtown Man Faces Multiple Firearm Violations After Reporting a Stolen AK-47

Huntingtown Man Faces Multiple Firearm Violations After Reporting a Stolen AK-47

On Thursday, January 24, 2019, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Trooper First Class Backus, from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack, responded to the 2100 block of Wilson Road in Huntingtown, for a report of a stolen AK-47 style rifle. Christopher Dale Hiner, 27 of Huntingtown, reported a AK-47  WASR 10 7.62 mm X39...
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Weather Alert for Monday, January 28, 2019

Weather Alert for Monday, January 28, 2019

Snow is likely during the Tuesday evening commute for the greater Baltimore and Washington area. Rain will develop and change to snow late Tuesday afternoon and early evening. The snow may be briefly heavy before ending later Tuesday evening. While accumulations are forecast to be on the order of 1 to 3 inches, the...
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Bushwood Drug Dealer Arrested in Lexington Park with Heroin, Crack Cocaine, Buprenorphine and Naloxone

Bushwood Drug Dealer Arrested in Lexington Park with Heroin, Crack Cocaine, Buprenorphine and Naloxone

In January of 2019, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division began an investigation on DeAndre Terille Taylor, (aka “DT”) 29 of Bushwood, for the distribution of controlled dangerous substances. During the course of the investigation, a Search and Seizure Warrant was obtained for an apartment in Lexington Park. On January 25,...
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