Monthly Archives: January 2020

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Cliff Climbers

On Jan. 30, 2020, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Department, Twin Beach Deputies and North Beach Volunteer Fire Department responded to reports of a cliff collapse just south of the Town owned beach, Bayfront Park aka Brownies Beach. At the time of the report, individuals were searching for fossils past the area that is open...
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Vehicle Arson in Indian Head Currently Under Investigation

On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at approximately 4:45 p.m., police and firefighters responded to the area of Ben Doane Road at Riverside Road in Indian Head, for the reported vehicle fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 2015 GMC Yukon fully engulfed. The owner is identified as Dwayne Newman, with the vehicle...
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State Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash that Killed 21-Year-Old Waldorf Man

State Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash that Killed 21-Year-Old Waldorf Man

Maryland State Police continue their investigation into a fatal two-vehicle crash in Prince George’s County, shortly after 11 pm on Thursday, January 30, 2020. The victim has tentatively been identified as Jose Daniel Aguilar Echeverria, 21, of Waldorf, Maryland. He was the driver and sole occupant of a Dodge Charger. The victim’s body has...
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Man Saved by His Co-Workers and First Responders with CPR and AED After Medical Emergency in Ridge

On Thursday, January 30, 2020, at approximately 9:50 a.m., police fire and emergency medical personnel responded to the 49500 block of Portneys Overlook Road in Ridge, for the reported one subject not breathing. Firefighters and police arrived on the scene to report CPR in progress. After performing CPR and utilizing an AED multiple times,...
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Stephen Patrick “Steve or Rockfish” Dean, Sr., 63

Stephen Patrick “Steve or Rockfish” Dean, Sr., 63

Stephen Patrick “Steve or Rockfish” Dean, Sr., 63, of Lusby, MD passed away on January 28, 2020 at his residence. Born April 14, 1956 in Arlington, VA, he was the son of the late Thomas Egbert Dean and Edith Virginia (Dawson) Dean. Steve served in the U.S. Army from from 1974 until 1977 and...
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Wilda Jean Beckwith, 88

Wilda Jean Beckwith, 88

Wilda Jean Beckwith, 88, of California, Maryland passed away on January 19, 2020 in her home. She was born on April 30, 1931 in Mt. Storm, West Virginia to the late Alma Ross and Helen Frances Hanlin. Wilda is preceded in death by her two husbands: William M. ”Bill” James and Roland Beckwith, and...
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Cheryl Lynn Cox, 70

Cheryl Lynn Cox, 70

Cheryl Lynn Cox, 70, passed away January 24, 2020 at her home in Huntingtown. She was born on May 23, 1949 in Calvert County to Jep Hugh and Virginia (Jones) Cox. Cheryl grew up in Chesapeake Beach and graduated from Calvert High School. She was employed with the Secretary of the Navy for 40...
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Willard Arden “Bill” Hawxhurst

Willard Arden “Bill” Hawxhurst – Born October 8, 1931 in Dearborn, Michigan was the older of two sons born to Joseph William Hawxhurst and Martha Jane Sell. Bill attended the Indiana State Normal School in Indiana, Pennsylvania, graduating from Indiana High School in 1949. After enlisting in the Regular Navy in 1950 and graduating...
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Judith Kathleen Witherow, 75

Judith Kathleen Witherow, 75

Judith Kathleen Witherow, 75, of Upper Marlboro, MD passed away January 27, 2020 at Adventist Healthcare White Oak Medical Center. She was born November 1, 1944 in Punxsutawney, PA to James Daniel and Almeda Faye (Miller) Hodges. Judith K. Witherow was a poet, essayist and storyteller. A mixed blood Native American/Irish woman raised in...
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William Leroy Proctor Sr., 84

William Leroy Proctor Sr., 84

William Leroy Proctor Sr., 84, of Waldorf, Maryland, passed away on January 25, 2020 at Fort Washington Hospital in Fort Washington. Born on January 26, 1935 in Prince George’s County, Maryland, he was the son of the late John and Virginia Proctor. Leroy was a self-employed carpenter who enjoyed playing cards, especially “Spades”. He...
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Billy Bob Beasley, 69

Billy Bob Beasley, 69

Billy Bob Beasley, 69, of Waldorf, Maryland, passed away on January 27, 2020. Billy was born in Illinois on November 11, 1950 to the late Billy Clinton Beasley and the late Ruby Ellen Hunt Beasley. Billy enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 18 and began what would be a 22-year...
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George Clarence Vause, 86

George Clarence Vause, 86

George Clarence Vause, 86, of California, MD died January 9, 2020 at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD. He was born on February 15, 1933 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Clarence and Nora (Sullivan) Vause. George was a 1951 graduate of Great Mills High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy...
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Robert L. Johnson (Bobby)

Robert L. Johnson (Bobby)

On Friday, January 24, 2020, Robert L. Johnson (Bobby), loving husband and father of 2 children and 2 grandchildren, passed away at the age of 77. Bobby was born on January 14, 1943 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He was married on June 14, 1968 to his best friend Maryann Elrod and they raised two...
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Samuel Allen Leonard, 74

Samuel Allen Leonard, 74

Samuel Allen Leonard, 74, of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away on January 26, 2020 at his home. He was born on February 24, 1945 to the late Samuel Whalen Leonard and Sarah Louise Downs. Samuel spent over 52 dedicated years in the construction industry as a skilled carpenter for Anning Johnson. On June 29, 1981,...
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Judith Kae Jones, 73

Judith Kae Jones, 73

Judith Kae Jones, 73, of Bryans Road, MD passed away on January 27, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 26, 1946 in Maryland to Joe Thompson of Newburg, MD and the late Madelyn Thompson. Judy was employed for over 40 years as a caring and customer...
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Robert J. Bornschein, 55

Robert J. Bornschein, 55

Robert J. Bornschein, 55, of Newburg, MD, passed away Jan. 23, 2020. A celebration of life will be held at the Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department on Feb. 1, 2020 at 11 am, Pastor Joe Blanton officiating. Bob was born in New York April 24, 1964 to Robert and Elizabeth Bornschein. He graduated from...
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Charles Benjamin Hardy, III, 78

Charles Benjamin Hardy, III, 78

Charles Benjamin Hardy, III, 78, of Faulkner, MD died on January 24, 2020 at his residence. Charles was born on August 11, 1941 in La Plata, MD to the late Mary Elizabeth (Thompson) and Charles Benjamin Hardy, Jr. Charles was on bowling leagues at both Curly’s Bowling Arena in Waldorf, MD and Suitland Bowling...
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Sylvia Dupree

On Monday, January 27, 2020, Sylvia Dupree departed this earthly life. Family and friends will unite on Monday, February 3, 2020 from 10:00 am until time of service 11:00 am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf, MD. Interment private.
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Richard Leon Collins, 74

Richard Leon Collins, 74

Richard Leon Collins, 74 of Temple Hills, MD, entered into eternal rest on January 20, 2020. Family and friends will unite on Friday, January 31, 2020 for visitation at 10 am until time of service at 11 am at First Baptist Church of North Brentwood, 4000 Wallace Road, Brentwood, MD. Interment will be on...
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Gerald L. Brown, Jr.

Gerald L. Brown, Jr.

Suddenly on Saturday, January 18, 2020, Gerald L. Brown, Jr. departed this earthly life. Family and friends will unite on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 9:00am until time of Celebration of life 10:30am at Cornerstone Peaceful Bible Baptist Church 9010 Frank Tippett Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. Interment will follow at Heritage Memorial Cemetery,...
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Willie Lloyd Ballard, Jr.

Willie Lloyd Ballard, Jr.

Peacefully on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Willie Lloyd Ballard, Jr. departed this earthly life in Washington, DC. Family and friends will unite on Friday, January 31, 2020 form 10:00am until time of service 11:00am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Interment will follow at Heritage Memorial Cemetery Waldorf, MD.
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Mechanicsville Woman Arrested for Assault, Disorderly Conduct, and Failure to Obey Order

On January 25, 2020, DFC. Holdsworth responded to the 37700 block of Mt. Wolf Road in Charlotte Hall, for the reported disturbance. Contact was made with Amanda Marie Stewart, age 34 of Mechanicsville. Stewart began causing a disturbance in the establishment and was taken into custody. Investigation determined Stewart assaulted a store employee prior...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Trailer Fire in Callaway, No Injuries Reported

State Fire Marshal Investigating Trailer Fire in Callaway, No Injuries Reported

On Thursday, January 30, 2020, at approximately 11:55 p.m., firefighters from Valley Lee, Bay District, Leonardtown, Seventh District, NAS Patuxent River, and Seventh District responded to 45211 Irvings Place in Callaway, for the reported trailer on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find fire showing from three sides of the residence. Over 35...
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DEA Releases 2019 National Drug Threat Assessment

DEA Releases 2019 National Drug Threat Assessment

DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon today announced the publication of the 2019 National Drug Threat Assessment, which outlines the threats posed to the United States by domestic and international drug trafficking and the abuse of illicit drugs. “This year’s report illustrates a shifting drug landscape in the United States,” said Acting Administrator Dhillon. “We’re...
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The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Currently Seeking Identity of Counterfeit Money Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a counterfeit money investigation. On Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 at 4:25 pm, the suspect passed three counterfeit $100-dollar bills to purchase a food vacuum sealer at the California Walmart store. Anyone with information about the suspect or this incident...
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