Monthly Archives: April 2019

Governor Hogan Signs Important Crime and Public Safety Measures Into Law

Governor Hogan Signs Important Crime and Public Safety Measures Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan signed into law several important measures to improve public safety. These are among 195 bills the governor signed today alongside Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne Jones. “We are very proud to enact these critical public safety measures to continue to make our state safer,” said...
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Two Waldorf Men Arrested for Armed Robbery of Delivery Truck Driver

Two Waldorf Men Arrested for Armed Robbery of Delivery Truck Driver

On Thursday, April 4, 2019, at approximately 2:45 p.m., a delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint by two masked males in the 11800 block of Edmont Place in Waldorf. The males stole packages from the delivery truck and fled on foot. Officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office established a perimeter and K9 officer...
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Linda Foresta, 61

Linda Foresta, 61

Linda Foresta, 61, of Huntingtown passed away April 17, 2019 at her home surrounded by family. She was born January 29, 1958 in Madison, WI to Raymond and Janice Taylorson. Linda lived in Rhode Island, Georgia and Wales before settling in Maryland. She graduated from Northwestern High School in 1976. She married Paul Foresta...
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Suitland Man Arrested for Armed Robbery of Subway in Bryan’s Road

Suitland Man Arrested for Armed Robbery of Subway in Bryan’s Road

On April 9, 2019, at 9:30 p.m., a lone male suspect entered the Subway in Bryan’s Road, implied he had a gun and demanded money. The suspect stole money and fled on foot. An investigation revealed the suspect had previously committed two armed robberies at convenience stores in King George County, VA in March....
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Woman who Defecated on Convenience Store Floor Pleads Guilty to Destruction of Property

UPDATE: Lexington Park Woman who Defecated on Convenience Store Floor Pleads Guilty to Destruction of Property

UPDATE 4/18/2019: On Thursday, April 18, 2019, Raneisha Shantanrio Jones, 31, of Lexington Park, pleaded guilty to a destruction of property charge, after being caught on video defecating on the carpet in a convenience store in July of last year. Jones was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 58 days suspended. Jones was...
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Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Annual Bluegrass Festival Fundraiser

Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Annual Bluegrass Festival Fundraiser

The Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad will present its annual Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 11 am and the show starts at Noon. The event will be held inside, rain or shine. All proceeds from the day’s event will go toward the Hollywood Volunteer...
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Jason Anthony Hoover, 30

Jason Anthony Hoover, 30

Jason Anthony Hoover, 30 of Mechanicsville, MD left this life on the morning of April 13th, 2019 to continue his life in heaven. He enjoyed spending time with his son, fishing and hunting and watching the races. He loved his son more than life itself and will leave a void in the life of...
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Mary Regina “MaryGina” Knepp, 58

Mary Regina “MaryGina” Knepp, 58

Mary Regina “MaryGina” Knepp, 58, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on April 12, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 1, 1960 in Leonardtown, MD to the late Roy A. Bowles, Sr. and Dorothy L. Bowles. On December 30, 1980 MaryGina married her beloved husband, Mark Bruce Knepp...
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Robert Joseph Morgan, 91

Robert Joseph Morgan, 91

Robert Joseph Morgan, 91, of Charlotte Hall, MD passed away on April 3, 2019 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall, MD. Robert was born on July 8, 1927 in Newport, RI to the late Manuel F. Morgan and the late Mary Agnes Moitoza Morgan. Robert served in the United States Navy...
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Linda Susan (Richards) Shaffer, 62

Linda Susan (Richards) Shaffer, 62, of Mechanicsville, MD died on April 5, 2019. Linda was raised in Prince George’s County by the late Charles and Dorothy Richards. This is where she met her husband, John L Shaffer Jr and many life long friends. After starting her own family, she moved to St. Mary’s County...
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Thomas Levin “Lou” Clark, Jr., 95

Thomas Levin “Lou” Clark, Jr., 95

Thomas Levin “Lou” Clark, Jr., 95, of Deale passed away April 16, 2019 at his residence. He was born December 11, 1923 in Kensington, MD to Thomas Levin Sr. and Dorothy Mildred (Thomas) Clark. Tommy was raised in Kensington and graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. He joined the United States Navy in December...
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St. Mary’s County Museum Division Announces Access Program for Low-Income Families

St. Mary’s County Museum Division Announces Access Program for  Low-Income Families

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division is pleased to announce that it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. The...
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UPDATE: Substitute Middle School Teacher Found Guilty of Child Sexual Abuse

UPDATE: Substitute Middle School Teacher Found Guilty of Child Sexual Abuse

UPDATE 4/17/2019: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, after five days of trial, a Charles County jury convicted Keith Allan Krikstan, 31 of Waldorf, of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. On January 11, 2018, a detective with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office met with the then...
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UPDATE: Ridge Man Pleads Guilty in Armed Robbery of Woman at ATM in Ridge

UPDATE: Ridge Man Pleads Guilty in Armed Robbery of Woman at ATM in Ridge

UPDATE 4/17/2019: On Friday, April 12, 2019, Victor John Lee Scottland, 30, of Ridge pleaded guilty to the armed robbery that occurred in December of 2018 at an ATM in Ridge. Scottland could face a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. A pre-sentence investigation has been ordered and details of Scottland’s sentence will...
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Intoxicated Hughesville Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Solomons

Intoxicated Hughesville Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Solomons

On April 10, 2019, Deputy Sturdivant, of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Southern Branch Library located in Solomons for a check welfare. It was learned that the suspect had been drinking heavily and stated he fell and injured his face. An attempt to locate the subject was conducted in the...
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Former Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Attempted First-Degree Murder After Ruthless Attack on Wife

Former Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Attempted First-Degree Murder After Ruthless Attack on Wife

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on April 15, 2019, Armando Quispe Rodriguez, 46 of Bryans Road, entered a guilty plea in Charles County Circuit Court, in front of the Honorable Judge Amy J. Bragunier, to the Attempted First-Degree Murder of Keyia Rodriguez. On March 23, 2018, officers responded to a...
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STS Bus Involved in Motor Vehicle Accident in Leonardtown

STS Bus Involved in Motor Vehicle Accident in Leonardtown

On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at approximately 12:35 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Budds Creek Road in Leonardtown, for the reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived on scene to find an STS Bus and a pick-up truck involved in a t-bone style collision. Firefighters...
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Board of Charles County Commissioners Recognize Volunteer Top Responders

Board of Charles County Commissioners Recognize Volunteer Top Responders

This past week was “National Volunteer Week” and to honor our volunteer fire and EMS members the Charles County Commissioners offered a proclamation and individual “certificates of appreciation” to our “top responders” for both fire and EMS. Pictured are the 1st Place Responders from each station receiving their certificates and the presentation of the...
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WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 4/16/2019

WANTED – Calvert County Sheriff’s Office 4/16/2019

The following persons are wanted by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit is responsible for the service of criminal and child support warrants as well as criminal summonses issued by the courts. They are also responsible for coordinating extraditions of suspects out of state. If you have information...
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Motorists and Farmers Urged to Share the Road During Planting Season

Motorists and Farmers Urged to Share the Road During Planting Season

Spring is here and the planting season is underway throughout much of Maryland. That means motorists traveling Maryland highways and rural roads may find themselves sharing the road with the large, slow-moving farm equipment from one of Maryland’s 12,300 farms. Planting season usually extends from early April through May. “Farmers are legally allowed to...
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Calvert County, Md., Receives AAA Credit Ratings for Fourth Consecutive Year

Calvert County, Md., Receives AAA Credit Ratings for Fourth Consecutive Year

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) announces the county has, for the fourth consecutive year, received AAA credit ratings from three independent credit rating agencies. Fitch Ratings, Moody’s Investors Services and S&P Global Ratings assigned Calvert County their highest ratings due to the county’s strong economy, robust revenues and sound financial management....
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Lavene E. Good, 94

Lavene E. Good, 94

Lavene E. Good, 94, a resident of Owings, MD, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Burnett Calvert Hospice House in Prince Frederick, MD. She was born on July 11, 1924 in Palmyra, PA and was the daughter of Albert & Frances Earman. Lavene graduated from Hershey High School and attended nurse’s...
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Debra Marie Kustka

Debra Marie Kustka

After a brief struggle with cancer, and a lifelong battle against a myriad of health issues, Debra Marie Kustka joined the Blessed Mother and angles in heaven on April 12, 2019. Debra was born in Prince Frederick, MD and grew up in Benedict. Her love of children led to a career in early childhood...
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Maryland Striped Bass Trophy Season Set to Open April 20

Maryland Striped Bass Trophy Season Set to Open April 20

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the state’s trophy striped bass season will begin April 20 and last through May 15. Anglers may catch one striped bass per day, with a minimum size of 35 inches, in the Chesapeake Bay from Brewerton Channel to the Virginia state line.   Maryland is part of a...
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Larry Howard Cross

Larry Howard Cross

Larry Howard Cross of Huntingtown, MD, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at the age of 67. He was born in Washington, DC, on April 24, 1951 to Faye Marie Cross and the late Frederick Cross. Larry was an electrician by trade and a member of the IBEW Local 26 in Lanham,...
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