Monthly Archives: January 2019

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Assault, Resisting Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Assault, Resisting Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct

On Saturday, January 19, 2019, Cpl. Stone of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21300 block of South Essex Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported disturbance. Upon arrival Stone saw Tyrell Marquice Birdine, 18, of Lexington Park, was on top of the brother, actively assaulting him. Deputies removed Birdine from...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested After Found with Loaded Stolen Handgun and Drugs in Great Mills

Lexington Park Man Arrested After Found with Loaded Stolen Handgun and Drugs in Great Mills

On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at approximately 9:20 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were in the 45500 block of Coronado Drive in Great Mills, actively searching for a burglary suspect who had stolen two firearms from a residence. Corporal Brandon Foor observed a vehicle with a passenger that resembled the...
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St. Leonard House Fire Caused by Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials

St. Leonard House Fire Caused by Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials

On Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at approximately 2:05 p.m., firefighters from Prince Frederick and surrounding companies responded to 6015 Bandit Al Lane in Saint Leonard, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a 2-story Cape Cod residence with fire showing from the back deck. The fire had spread to the...
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Early Morning Lexington Park House Fire Deemed Accidental

Early Morning Lexington Park House Fire Deemed Accidental

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at approximately 4:00 a.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, and Second District responded to 21482 Forest Run Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find fire showing from the front of the house. Firefighters made entry and extinguished the fire in...
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Fort Washington Man with Gun Arrested After Chasing Kids Getting off School Bus in Lexington Park

Fort Washington Man with Gun Arrested After Chasing Kids Getting off School Bus in Lexington Park

On Friday, January 11, 2019, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff Office responded to Olympia Court in Lexington Park for the report of a black male, later identified as Edgar C. Watts, 19 of Fort Washington, operating a silver Hyundai Elantra at a high rate of speed in the area where the child...
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Waldorf Man Arrested for Assault

Waldorf Man Arrested for Assault

On Friday, January 11, 2019 at approximately 3:15 p.m., Deputy Smith from the Charles County Sheriff Office responded to Kenbrook Court in Waldorf for the report of domestic violence. When the deputy arrived, he could hear yelling coming from the inside the residence. When one of the homeowners, who the deputy met in the...
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George French Baker Jr

George French Baker Jr

George French Baker Jr. departed this life peacefully and was called to eternal rest on Thursday, January 10, 2019. George was born to the late George and Louise Baker on January 19, 1952. George was educated in St. Mary’s County at White Marsh Elementary and Banneker High School. He served six months in basic...
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Betty Lou Oliver, 83

Betty Lou Oliver, 83

Betty Lou Oliver, age 83 of La Plata, Maryland, died January 12, 2019 at her residence with Hospice. Betty was a private self-employed Health Care Provider. She loved her family and taking care of others. She enjoyed dancing and music. She will be fondly remembered by all her nieces and nephews. She was the...
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Eleanore Ann Thompson Gardner, 106

Eleanore Ann Thompson Gardner, 106

Eleanore Ann Thompson Gardner, 106 of Newburg, Maryland, died January 12, 2019 at her residence. A long-time resident of Washington, DC, Eleanore was a dedicated employee of Phi Gamma Delta for 45 years. In 2014, she moved to Southern Maryland to her beloved “Banks O’Dee” with her caretakers, Rugiatu Kamura and Maxine Dixon. She...
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Margaret I. Hancock Stallard, 90

Margaret I. Hancock Stallard, 90

Margaret I. Hancock Stallard, 90, of Brandywine, Maryland, died peacefully on January 13, 2019 after a short stay at Genesis Waldorf Center. Born in Garrett County, Maryland, she was the eldest daughter of the late Clarence A. Lee and Mabel M. Sembower Lee. She was preceded in death by her husbands Louis Hancock and...
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Marinus “Skip” Jorgensen, 68

Marinus “Skip” Jorgensen, 68

Marinus “Skip” Jorgensen, age 68 of Faulkner, Maryland died January 13, 2019. Skip was a Retired E-9 Master Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1969 to 2000. He was a member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Association (EODA) with combined 46 years of government/U.S. service, 32 years in the U.S. Navy,...
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Dominic “Nick” Eugene Gioffre, 92

Dominic “Nick” Eugene Gioffre, 92

Dominic “Nick” Eugene Gioffre, age 92 of White Plains, Maryland, died January 14, 2019 at Ft. Washington Medical Center in Ft. Washington, Maryland. Nick was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was also a Carpenter for 30 plus years with Litton Industries, a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Waldorf, Maryland,...
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Donald ‘Don’ Lee Sabino, 80

Donald ‘Don’ Lee Sabino, 80

Donald ‘Don’ Lee Sabino age 80 of Brandywine, Maryland, died January 15, 2019 Don was a graduate of Maryland University, a veteran of the United States Air Force, a Criminal Investigator, Treasury Enforcement Agent, and finally a career inspector with the United States Treasury – Internal Revenue Service retiring in 1990 after 32 years...
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Carol Ann Bradford (Parsons), 68

Carol Ann Bradford (Parsons), 68

Carol Ann Bradford (Parsons), 68, of York, PA and formerly of Chesapeake Beach passed away January 15, 2019. She was born January 21, 1950 to Clarence and Mae Lucille (Brady) Bradford. Carol primarily lived in Chesapeake Beach and North Beach until moving to York, PA in 2015. She was employed as a secretary with...
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Alvin E. “Skeeter” DeAtley, 99

Alvin E. “Skeeter” DeAtley, 99

Alvin E. “Skeeter” DeAtley, 99 of Lusby, MD passed away peacefully on January 15, 2019 at Solomons Nursing Center. He was born on April 13, 1919 in Carbon Hill, AL to the late Eula Ann (Tucker) DeAtley and Norman Price DeAtley. He was the loving husband to Dorothy Marion (Gartner) DeAtley whom he married...
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Harrietta Estella Keller,” Jadwiga”, 90

Harrietta Estella Keller,” Jadwiga”, 90

Harrietta Estella Keller,” Jadwiga”, 90, of Lusby, Maryland passed away on January 15, 2019 in her home. She was one of thirteen children born to Victor and Johanna Zak in Chicago, Illinois on March 29, 1928. She was the Matriarch of her family, who loved her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren...
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John Preston Keaton, 52

John Preston Keaton, 52

John Preston Keaton, 52 of Leonardtown, MD passed away at St. Mary’s Nursing Center on January 19, 2019. He was born in Georgetown on July 16, 1966. In 1970 he became the son of James Rudolph (Rudy) Pilkerton and Linda Mae Adams Pilkerton. John is survived by his brothers; Thomas (Tommy) James Pilkerton, Kimberly...
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Israel Z. Swarey, Jr. “Iz”, 80

Israel Z. Swarey, Jr. “Iz”, 80

Israel Z. Swarey, Jr. “Iz”, 80 of Ridge, MD formerly from Mechanicsville, MD passed away on January 18, 2019 in Lake Suzy, FL. He was born on August 15, 1938 in Allensville, PA to the late Gertrude Nancy Peachy Swarey and Israel Zook Swarey, Sr. Iz was the loving husband of Linda Knott Swarey...
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UPDATE: Fire That Completely Destroys House in Lexington Park Ruled Accidental

UPDATE: Fire That Completely Destroys House in Lexington Park Ruled Accidental

UPDATE 1/23/2019: On January 22, 2019 at 12:40 p.m., firefighters responded to 20915 Olympia Court, in Lexington Park for the reported structure fire. The owner is identified as Federal National Mortgage Association, and the occupant Latoya Mason. The estimated loss is valued at $350,000. Smoke alarms were present and activated. 26 firefighters responded and...
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Susannah May Dresser Boss, “Susie”, 80

Susannah May Dresser Boss, “Susie”, 80

Susannah May Dresser Boss, “Susie”, 80, of Prince Frederick, Maryland passed away on January 19, 2019 in Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. She was born on March 8, 1938 in Prince Frederick, Maryland to the late Susannah Shelton and Joseph Robert Dresser. Susie worked for 24 years as a clerk for the Social Security Administration,...
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Charles County Kindergarten Teacher Caught Smoking Crack at Korner Karryout in Mechanicsville

Charles County Kindergarten Teacher Caught Smoking Crack at Korner Karryout in Mechanicsville

On Saturday, January 12, 2019, Cpl. C. Beyer of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Korner Karryout on Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, after a witness reported what looked like a woman smoking crack in the parking lot. When police arrived, they found the driver of a Silver Hyundai Sonata slumped...
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UPDATE: Overloaded Power Strip to Blame in Hollywood House Fire where Five Pets Perished

UPDATE:  Overloaded Power Strip to Blame in Hollywood House Fire where Five Pets Perished

UPDATE 1/22/2019 @ 9:00 a.m.:  On January 18, 2019 at approximately 2:07 p.m., firefighters from Hollywood and surrounding companies responded to Sandy Bottom Road in Hollywood, for the single family home structure fire. The owner and occupants have been identified as John and Tracey Russell, Sr., John Russell, Jr., and Heather Payton. The estimated loss...
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One Injured After Another Motor Vehicle Accident at First Colony and FDR Boulevard

One Injured After Another Motor Vehicle Accident at First Colony and FDR Boulevard

On Monday, January 21, 2019 at approximately 8:10 a.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to First Colony Boulevard and FDR Boulevard in California, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles involved in a t-bone style collision with one vehicle in the roadway, and one vehicle...
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AUDIO: Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Fire at Waldorf Center for Higher Education Next to Firehouse

AUDIO: Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Fire at Waldorf Center for Higher Education Next to Firehouse

On Sunday, January 20, 2019 at approximately 5:25 p.m., firefighters from Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 called dispatch requesting a working fire to be dispatched, after looking over at the building next to the firehouse and seeing fire showing from the top of the building. Crews advised they had fire showing from the 4th...
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UPDATE: Leonardtown High School Teacher Arrested on Gun and Drug Charges in Waldorf After Being Stopped for Drunk Driving

UPDATE: Leonardtown High School Teacher Arrested on Gun and Drug Charges in Waldorf After Being Stopped for Drunk Driving

UPDATE 1/20/2019: According to a Staff Directory on the Leonardtown High School website, Dwayne Ronald Dyke, 58 of Issue, is employed as a  physical education teacher. Dykes Employment status is unknown at this time. A spokesman for the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Dyke is a teacher at Leonardtown High School, and that the...
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