Monthly Archives: May 2019

New Tag Readers and Good Old Fashioned Police Work Lead to Arrest of PNC Bank Robber

New Tag Readers and Good Old Fashioned Police Work Lead to Arrest of PNC Bank Robber

On Thursday, May 9, 2019, the Calvert County Control Center dispatched deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office to the PNC Bank on Jennifer Lane in Owings for a bank robbery in progress. Deputies arrived on scene and made contact with three female employees who told police that at approximately 10:05 am.., a white...
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Effective Mosquito Control Starts at Home

Effective Mosquito Control Starts at Home

As temperatures continue to rise, so will the number of mosquitoes throughout the state. The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s mosquito control program urges residents to take measures on their own property to help reduce mosquito populations. Aside from being a nuisance, mosquitoes can carry harmful diseases like West Nile virus. “The best way to...
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Waldorf Man Arrested After Traffic Stop in North Beach

Waldorf Man Arrested After Traffic Stop in North Beach

On Friday, May 17, 2019, Deputy Holt, of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, conducted a traffic stop in the area of 5th street and Greenwood Ave. in North Beach. Upon making contact with the vehicle occupants, Deputy Holt detected a moderate odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the vehicle. The driver, Nicholas Allan Thomas,...
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Intoxicated Prince Frederick Man Arrested at Carnival

Intoxicated Prince Frederick Man Arrested at Carnival

On Sunday, May 19, 2019, Deputy Bradley, of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office while working security for a carnival being held in the Fox Run Shopping Center located in Prince Frederick, was contacted by the owner/manager for the report of an intoxicated person causing a problem with the staff. The owner asked that the...
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Rollover Crash in Leonardtown Results in Minor Injuries

Rollover Crash in Leonardtown Results in Minor Injuries

On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at approximately 6:05 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the Mr. Tire on Point Lookout Road and Merchants Lane in Leonardtown, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one vehicle overturned and into the building. Crews arrived on scene to confirm one vehicle off the roadway...
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House Fire Quickly Extinguished by Volunteer Firefighters in Great Mills

House Fire Quickly Extinguished by Volunteer Firefighters in Great Mills

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at approximately 11:55 a.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, and Hollywood responded to Towey Court and Norris Road in Great Mills, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a 1-story single family residence with smoke showing from all four sides of the home....
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Annual Horseshoe Crab Migration Begins

Annual Horseshoe Crab Migration Begins

One of the world’s oldest wildlife migrations is set to begin on Maryland’s coastal bays and beaches. For 350 million years, the May and June full and new moons have fostered a giant migration of horseshoe crabs. Coming from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, millions of these prehistoric arthropods clumsily invade Maryland’s beaches...
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St. Mary’s County Congratulates New Corrections Officer

St. Mary’s County Congratulates New Corrections Officer

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office welcomes Correctional Officer Michael F. Schmidt to its ranks after he graduated on Friday evening from the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy’s Corrections Entrance Level Training Program, Session 61. Schmidt was among a class of seven correctional officers, joining the sheriff’s offices in Southern Maryland. Congratulations.
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Lackey’s Perriello Named Charles County Public Schools Principal of the Year

Lackey’s Perriello Named Charles County Public Schools Principal of the Year

School has always been a place where Kathy Perriello feels comfortable. “I had wonderful experiences at school, wonderful teachers and administrators,” she said. “School was always a good place for me. Perriello was recently named the 2019 Charles County Principal of the Year and a finalist in the Washington Post’s Principal of the Year...
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Substance Abuse Prevention Mini-Grants Available

Substance Abuse Prevention Mini-Grants Available

The Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA) is a grassroots organization that is dedicated to fighting alcohol, tobacco and other substance abuse in Calvert County. In an effort to help local community groups provide prevention activities in the community, we are making a number of mini-grants available for prevention efforts. The 2019-2020 CAASA Mini-grant...
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Waldorf Man Killed in Early Morning Pedestrian Accident on Crain Highway

Waldorf Man Killed in Early Morning Pedestrian Accident on Crain Highway

The Maryland State Police have identified a Waldorf man who was struck and killed in an early morning, pedestrian collision that occurred on Maryland Route 301 (Crain Highway) at Rosaryville Road in Prince George’s County on Sunday. On scene investigation with troopers from the Forestville Barrack, members of the Maryland State Police CRASH Team,...
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Anna Seger Baden, 87

Anna Seger Baden, 87

Anna Seger Baden, 87, of Brandywine, Maryland, died on May 14, 2019 at UM Prince George’s Hospital in Cheverly, Maryland. Born on May 8, 1932 in Westwood, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Gertrude Adams Seger and Guy Seger. Mrs. Baden was a homemaker and mom who had worked at the Census...
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Joseph Watson McKeel, 85

Joseph Watson McKeel, 85

Joseph Watson McKeel, 85, of Reedville, VA, passed away on May 13, 2019 at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, La Plata, MD. Joseph was born on January 28, 1934 in North Carolina to the late Joseph C. and Lily M. Lee McKeel. Joseph served in the United States Air Force. He...
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George Wozniak Sr.

George Wozniak Sr.

George Wozniak Sr. of La Plata, MD was at home surrounded by family when he passed away on May 12, 2019 at the age of 89. George was born April 7, 1930 in Burgettstown, PA. He was the 4th child born of eight children to John and Mary Wozniak, originally from Poland. He enlisted...
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Willie Robert Thomas Sr.

Willie Robert Thomas Sr.

Willie Robert Thomas Sr. entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Family and friends will unite on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am at Tree of Life Christian Ministries, 9109 Piscataway Rd., Clinton, MD.20735
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Oscar Phillips, Jr

Oscar Phillips, Jr

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, Oscar Phillips, Jr. entered eternal rest in Accokeek, MD. Family and friends will gather on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Church, 6419 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747. Interment will take place on Thurday, May 23 at 10:00...
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Willie K. Smith

Willie K. Smith

Peacefully on Thursday, May 16, 2019, Willie K. Smith went home to be with her lord. Family and friends will gather on Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 12:00 noon until time of memorial service at 1:00 p.m. at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601.
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Kathy Renee Noel

Kathy Renee Noel

Peacefully on Monday, May 13, 2019 Kathy Renee Noel departed this earthly life in Silver Spring, MD. Family and friends will unite on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Dupont Park Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3985 Massachusetts Ave SE, Washington, DC 20019. Interment will be...
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Vincena Cecelia (Somerville) Dickerson

Vincena Cecelia (Somerville) Dickerson

Vincena Cecelia (Somerville) Dickerson was born in Loveville, Maryland on May 17, 1923 to the late John Thomas and Mary Alberta Somerville. She was the youngest and last surviving of seven siblings, two brothers and four sisters. Our beloved Vincena (or “Vin” as she was affectionately known), was surrounded by family when she departed...
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Sarah “Sally” Ellen Gates, 85

Sarah “Sally” Ellen Gates, 85

Sarah “Sally” Ellen Gates, 85 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away with family at her side at St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD, on May 15, 2019. Born March 26, 1934 in Washington, D.C., she was the loving daughter of the late Kinney Baxter and Sarah Allen. She grew up in Washington, D.C. along with...
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Denise Maria Giles, “Dee Dee”, 56

Denise Maria Giles, “Dee Dee”, 56

Denise Maria Giles, “Dee Dee”,56, of Lexington Park, MD formerly from Philadelphia, PA passed away on May 15, 2019 at her home. She was born on March 27, 1963 and was the loving daughter of Barbara Coleman and William Coleman of McKinney, TX. Dee Dee is survived by her daughter Jazmine Bottoms (Enrique Saunders)...
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UPDATE: Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Release Statement on Arrest of Armed Bank Robber

UPDATE: Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Release Statement on Arrest of Armed Bank Robber

UPDATE 5/19/2019 @ 11:30 a.m.: Detectives from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office spent countless hours over the past two weeks exploring all leads to apprehend the suspect in the PNC Bank Robbery that took place on May 9, 2019 in Owings, MD. Detectives were able to determine a suspect using all available technology in...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Wanted for Sexual Abuse of a Minor Arrested for Bank Robbery in Calvert County

UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Wanted for Sexual Abuse of a Minor Arrested for Bank Robbery in Calvert County

UPDATE 5/19/2019 @10:00 a.m.: Donald Edward Rankin, 63, of Lexington Park was was apprehended and arrested on Saturday, May 18, 2019, by Calvert County Sheriff’s Office detectives. In the robbery, Rankin was charged with the following ARMED ROBBERY ASSAULT-FIRST DEGREE ROBBERY ASSAULT-SEC DEGREE THEFT: $1,500 TO UNDER $25, HANDGUN IN VEHICLE HANDGUN ON PERSON...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Body Found in Wakefield Lake

Police in Charles County Investigating Body Found in Wakefield Lake

On Friday, May 17, 2019, at approximately 5:15 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the Wakefield Lake on St. Thomas Drive and St. Charles Parkway in Waldorf, for the reported drowning. Dispatchers advised responding units the caller reported it was now Lambeth Hill Lake, and the units would have to access it...
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Lunchtime Keno Wager Gives Charles County Family a $100,350 Prize

Lunchtime Keno Wager Gives Charles County Family a $100,350 Prize

Lady Luck was following a special Charles County family around Maryland this week. Good fortune came from the Maryland Lottery’s Keno game and from a slot machine at MGM National Harbor. The winners, who are using aliases to share news of their good fortune, were attending a business lunch at Texas Ribs & BBQ...
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