Monthly Archives: July 2019

Missing Hughesville Man Found Deceased in St. Mary’s County, Police Investigating

Missing Hughesville Man Found Deceased in St. Mary’s County, Police Investigating

UPDATE 7/20/2019: Ronnie David Tippett, 29, of Hughesville, was found deceased in St. Mary’s County on July 19, 2019, at approximately 7:00 p.m. A Forensic Investigator and Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) responded to the scene and are conducting an investigation which is ongoing. 7/16/2019: The Charles County...
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UPDATE: Sheriff’s Office Still Looking for Owners of Two Black Labrador Retrievers Found Decapitated in Mechanicsville

UPDATE: Sheriff’s Office Still Looking for Owners of Two Black Labrador Retrievers Found Decapitated in Mechanicsville

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office – Press Release – UPDATE 7/19/2019 @ 3:45 p.m.: Necropsies were completed on both dogs at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and valuable investigative information was obtained. Results of the necropsies will not be released due to the sensitive nature of the information and adverse effects on the...
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St. Leonard Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Stabbing in Lexington Park

St. Leonard Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Stabbing in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Eugene Terrill Harris, 27, of St. Leonard, was sentenced to the statutory maximum of ten years in prison for his involvement with the stabbing assault that occurred on Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Lexington Park. Senior Assistant State’s Attorney and Chief of Staff Jaymi Sterling, told SMNEWSNET, “The State argued for ten years of...
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State Alerts Residents to follow Safety Tips and Take Precautions to Avoid Heat-Related Illness Amid Excessive Heat

State Alerts Residents to follow Safety Tips and Take Precautions to Avoid Heat-Related Illness Amid Excessive Heat

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is alerting residents of an excessive heat watch forecast through Sunday evening, July 21 for central Maryland and parts of eastern Maryland. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to reach the high 90s and may exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit in some places, with heat index...
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Nancy Ann Carter, 60

Nancy Ann Carter, 60

Nancy Ann Carter of Brandywine, MD, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at the age of 60. She was born on August 20, 1958, in Washington, DC, to Edith L. and Coleman J. Carter. Nancy was the Office Manager for M & M Fleet Maintenance in Hyattsville, MD for many years. She...
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Ronald “Ronnie” Clyde Cornett, 65

Ronald “Ronnie” Clyde Cornett, 65

Ronald “Ronnie” Clyde Cornett, age 65 of Mechanicsville, Maryland, died July 9, 2019 at his residence with St. Mary’s Hospice. Ronnie was a Mechanical Engineer for 30 plus years with the Department of Defense and was of the Baptist faith. He liked archery, hunting, golf, boating, fishing, and crabbing. He was also a pilot...
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Ruth Elizabeth Cortezzo, 69

Ruth Elizabeth Cortezzo, 69

Ruth Elizabeth Cortezzo, 69, of Nanjemoy, Maryland, died on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. Affectionately known as “Ruthie”, Mrs. Cortezzo was born on September 20, 1949 in Washington, DC to Nonny E. Nelson and the late Jennes C. Nelson, Jr. She lived in Maryland for 45...
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Joan Ann (McKay) Paul

Joan Ann (McKay) Paul

Mrs. Joan Ann (McKay) Paul of Waldorf, Maryland-formerly of St. Mary’s County – passed away peacefully at her home on July 14, 2019. She was 86 years old. Born on March 18, 1933 in Washington, DC, Joan was the daughter of the late Otha Sylvester and Olive Belle McKay of Leonardtown, Maryland. In addition...
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Lena Marie Marston, 89

Lena Marie Marston, 89

Lena Marie Marston, 89, of Waldorf, MD passed away on July 17, 2019 at Fenwick Landing in Waldorf, MD. Born on March 6, 1930 in New York to the late Giovanni Santoiemma and Laura Santoiemma, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Marston; brother, Chester Santoiemma; and sister, Mary Bettis. Lena...
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Devore Campbell

On Friday, July 12, 2019, Devore Campbell departed this earthly life. Family and friends will unite on Friday, July 26, 2019 from 1:00 pm until time of life celebration at 2:00 pm at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf, MD. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to...
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Anthony Maurice Thomas, Sr. “Moe”, 59

Anthony Maurice Thomas, Sr. “Moe”, 59

Anthony Maurice Thomas, Sr. “Moe”, 59 of Waldorf, MD formerly of Chaptico, MD passed away on July 14, 2019 in Arlington, VA. He was born on April 25, 1960 in Chaptico, MD and was the loving son of Joseph Hampton Somerville, Jr. of Waldorf, MD and the late Dorothy Ann Somerville and step-mother Agnes...
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Mary Juanita Bell, 91

Mary Juanita Bell, 91

Mary Juanita Bell, 91, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away peacefully at her home on July 15, 2019. Juanita was born on October 4, 1927 in Washington, D.C. to the late William Edward Caton and Mary Edna Carroll Caton. She was one of nine children. Juanita met her best friend and life partner, Lemuel Duey...
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William “Billy” Patrick Quade, 59

William “Billy” Patrick Quade, 59

William “Billy” Patrick Quade, 59, of Mechanicsville, MD departed this life suddenly on July 14, 2019, at his home. Billy was born February 22, 1960, in Leonardtown, Maryland. He was the son of the late Joseph Horace Quade and Margaret Cecelia Flora. Billy was proud of being a life-long resident of St. Mary’s County....
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Gene Marinari

Gene Marinari

On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Beloved husband of the late Jessie Dillon Marinari, loving father of Christopher Gene Marinari (and his wife June Marinari and Cindy Kidwell his loving caregiver), Gina Marinari Lyle (and husband Neil Lyle). Dear brother preceded in death by Carolyn Wood, Dante Marinari, Ida Lawrence, Mario Marinari, Mary Snyder. Dear...
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CAPT Richard V. “Dick” Wilson, Jr., 88

CAPT Richard V. “Dick” Wilson, Jr., 88

Richard V. Wilson Jr. of St Mary’s City, MD passed away on July 12, 2019 at home, his beloved “Oz”. He was 88. Born in Brooklyn on June 6, 1931 to Anna Lamb Wilson and Richard V Wilson Sr., Dick attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY on a full ROTC scholarship, graduating with a...
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MISSING PERSON – St. Mary’s County – Macy Jean Harim

MISSING PERSON – St. Mary’s County – Macy Jean Harim

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing person, Macy Jean Harim. Harim is a white female, 5-04, 200lbs, brown hair and blue eyes. Macy Jean Harim was last seen on Friday, July 12, 2019, in the area of St Mary’s City.
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White Plains Man Wins $50,000 on Scratch-Off at Beacon Liquors in Callaway

White Plains Man Wins $50,000 on Scratch-Off at Beacon Liquors in Callaway

Shoaibur Qureshi of White Plains recently started commuting to the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Lexington Park. The route led the loyal scratch-off player to a lucky Maryland Lottery retailer in St. Mary’s County, where he bought a $5 instant ticket that delivered a $50,000 top prize. The Charles County resident found his...
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Waldorf Man Sentenced to 8 years in Jail for Assault and Gun Charges

Waldorf Man Sentenced  to 8 years in Jail for Assault and Gun Charges

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Damarco Rashord Hall, 21 of Waldorf, to 18 years suspend all but 8 years for First-Degree Assault and Wear, Carry, and Transport of a Handgun. Hall previously entered a guilty plea...
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Couple Found Passed out in Parking Lot in Chesapeake Beach Charged with Possession of Heroin

Couple Found Passed out in Parking Lot in Chesapeake Beach Charged with Possession of Heroin

On July 13, 2019 Deputy Holt, of the Calvert County Sherif’s Office observed a vehicle sitting in the Roland’s parking lot in Chesapeake Beach with two occupants inside who appeared to be passed out. Deputy Holt made contact with the subjects, later identified as Jeremy Anthony Desantis, 34, of Chesapeake Beach and Jennifer Lynn...
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Port Republic Man Arrested at Citgo Gas Station After Physical Altercation

Port Republic Man Arrested at Citgo Gas Station After Physical Altercation

On July 14, 2019 Deputy Lewis, of the Calvert County Sherif’s Office responded to the Citgo Gas Station in Port Republic for the report of a physical altercation in a vehicle. Upon making contact with the driver, Terrell James Russell, 33, of Port Republic, Deputy Lewis noticed the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating...
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We Share our Condolences Upon Hearing Retired Charles County Sheriff’s Office K9, Atos, passed away

We Share our Condolences Upon Hearing Retired Charles County Sheriff’s Office K9, Atos, passed away

Today we share our condolences with Master Cpl. Renee Cuyler, K9 Unit, upon hearing her beloved retired Charles County Sheriff’s Office K9, Atos, passed away after an illness. Atos was 14.5 years old and served the sheriff’s office from 2007 until his retirement in 2015. While he served our county, Atos worked in patrol...
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Demolition Begins to Make way for new Medstar Shah Medical Group Building in Waldorf

Demolition Begins to Make way for new Medstar Shah Medical Group Building in Waldorf

The building at the intersection of Route 301 and St. Patrick’s Drive in Waldorf is often overlooked by passersby. A wall of trees along southbound 301 limits the view of the structure from the tens of thousands of cars that go by every day, and the tan adobe exterior and simple lines blend into...
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Heat Advisory Will be in Effect Today for all of Southern Maryland

Heat Advisory Will be in Effect Today for all of Southern Maryland

A heat advisory will be in effect from 11 am to 8 pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019, for the following counties: Anne Arundel Calvert Charles Prince Georges St. Mary’s The national weather service in Baltimore MD/Washington has issued a heat advisory, which is in effect from 11 am to 8 pm Wednesday. Heat index...
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Charles County Man’s $20,080 Prize is His Second Win in Five Weeks Using Same Lucky Keno Numbers

Charles County Man’s $20,080 Prize is His Second Win in Five Weeks Using Same Lucky Keno Numbers

An Indian Head man’s lucky Keno numbers hit again last week, earning the 53-year-old his second major win in weeks. The Indian Head resident played the same series of lucky birth dates and matched several numbers, including eight on a single game, for a $20,080 prize. The federal government worker found his fortune at...
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Serious Crash in Lothian Sends One to Hospital

Serious Crash in Lothian Sends One to Hospital

On Thursday, July 11, 2019, at approximately 10:40 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Route 4 and Lower Pindell Road in Lothian, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one person trapped. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles involved in a T-bone style collision with one occupant trapped. Dunkirk...
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