Monthly Archives: January 2020

Anne Arundel Man Arrested After Discharging Handgun Multiple Times

On January 15, 2020 at approximately 9:20 p.m., officers responded for a report of shots fired in the area of the 100 block of Mountain Road in Glen Burnie. A 42-year-old male victim was speaking with a suspect who was known to him. The suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and then fired...
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St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Ten New Deputies

Sheriff Tim Cameron and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office welcomed 10 new deputies to the agency this week. The deputies took the oath of office on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at the St. Mary’s County Circuit Courthouse and graduated in a class of 30 peace officers on Saturday from the Police Entrance Level...
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22-Year-Old Calvert Man Sentenced to 36-Month Prison Term After Causing Fatal Car Crash in North West Washington D.C.

Tyler S. Hurley, 22, of Port Republic, Maryland, was sentenced yesterday to a prison term of 36 months (3 years) for Voluntary Manslaughter, stemming from a traffic collision where he ran a red light and collided with another vehicle, killing the driver, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Gregory Monahan, Acting Chief of...
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Chopticon Student Arrested After Bringing Loaded Handgun to Basketball Game at Leonardtown High

On January 17, 2020, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer, Corporal Angela Delozier was working a basketball game at Leonardtown High School located at on Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown. Cpl. Delozier was alerted to suspicious activity involving a group of juveniles by staff at the game. Cpl. Delozier and staff from...
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The Jewelry Trunk Show is Coming to the Calvert County Marine Museum Friday, February 7 to Sunday, February 9, 2020

The Jewelry Trunk Show is back by popular demand at the Calvert Marine Museum Store. Treat yourself, or that special someone, Friday, February 7 – Sunday, February 9 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The show is presenting an exquisite selection of jewelry that highlights a variety of artists and their unique designs. Take...
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Dr. Jeannine Heynes to be Keynote Speaker for 2020 Women’s History Month Banquet

The St. Mary’s County Commission for Women (CFW) is proud to announce Dr. Jeannine Heynes as the keynote speaker for the annual St. Mary’s County National Women’s History Month Banquet. Heynes is the Director of Women and Gender Resources at Johns Hopkins University. Her work focuses on the advancement of female students’ personal, academic...
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2020 Winter Commencement Pinning Ceremony Celebrates CSM’s 41 Nursing Graduates

During the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) nursing recognition ceremony Jan. 16, as part of the college’s 21st Winter Commencement, 41 associate degree nursing candidates received their nursing pin. The nursing pin is a treasured symbol CSM Nursing Professor Jeanne Hill told the graduates and their families during the ceremony. She explained how the...
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Old Dominion, Dustin Lynch, and Carly Pearce Coming to Calvert Marine Museum on Friday, August 21, 2020

Old Dominion, Dustin Lynch, and Carly Pearce Coming to Calvert Marine Museum on Friday, August 21, 2020

CMA Vocal Group of the Year Old Dominion will perform live at the Calvert Marine Museum PNC Waterside Pavilion on Friday, August 21 as part of their “We Are Old Dominion” summer tour. Old Dominion has emerged as one of the hottest bands out of Nashville, fusing clever lyrics and an infectious sound with...
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Governor Hogan Announces More Than $1 Billion in Tax Relief for Maryland Retirees

Governor Hogan Announces More Than $1 Billion in Tax Relief for Maryland Retirees

Governor Larry Hogan today announced a more than $1 billion tax relief proposal to make it more affordable for retirees to stay in Maryland. This legislation, which would lower taxes for more than 230,000 Marylanders, is the biggest tax reduction in Maryland in more than two decades. “People who have been lifelong Marylanders and...
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Waldorf Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Production of Child Pornography

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Christopher Crawford, age 40, of Waldorf, Maryland to 20 years in federal prison, followed by 25 years of supervised release, for production of child pornography. The sentence was imposed on January 15, 2020. Judge Grimm also ordered that, upon his release from prison, Crawford must continue to...
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Classical Pianist Brian Ganz Offers Free Preview at St. Mary’s College of Extreme Chopin Recital

St. Mary’s College of MD Musician-in-Residence Brian Ganz will kick off the spring semester’s musical offerings on Thursday, January 23 with an all-Chopin recital on the theme of Ganz’s signature “Musical Gardening.” The recital, which will be a preview of the next installment of his “Extreme Chopin” series at the Music Center at Strathmore,...
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Board of Education Honors Charles County Public School Employees for Commitment to Students and School System

The Board of Education at its Jan. 14 meeting honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) staff members for their commitment to student success and support of the school system. Honored by the Board were Barbara Brandau, Keri Mona, Shanelle Savoy, Kimberley Sheckells and Leslie Schroeck. Brandau is a special education teacher at Dr....
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Roy Franklin Hoffman, Jr

Roy Franklin Hoffman, Jr

Roy Franklin Hoffman, Jr of Mechanicsville, Maryland died peacefully on Friday, January 10, 2020, at St. Mary’s Nursing Center after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. Mr. Hoffman was born July 26, 1952 in Cheverly, Maryland to the late Lois Hoffman Garner and Roy Hoffman. Roy graduated from Suitland High School where he met...
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Mary Ellen Eagan, 81

Mary Ellen Eagan, 81

Mary Ellen Eagan, 81, of Huntingtown passed away January 13, 2020. She was born August 23, 1938 in Washington, D.C., to Harry Theodore and Helen Bertha DeJarnette. Mary Ellen grew up in DC and later moved with her family to Riverdale. She graduated from Northwestern High School and attended Washington School for Secretaries. Mary...
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Joanna D. Turner

Born and raised in Washington D.C. and married Ken Turner in 1949 moving to Maryland. They were long time residents of Calvert County after Ken’s retirement. She moved in with Carol and Andy after Ken’s death and finally moved to Haines City FL in 2015. She is survived by her children, Carol (Andy) and...
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Richard Michael Burns

Richard Michael Burns

Richard Michael Burns, devoted husband, family man, and friend, tipped his hat in parting on December 18, 2019. Though beset by chronic health issues over recent years, nothing would diminish his determination, spirit, or sense of humor. When the end of his journey finally did come, he passed peacefully amid the love of his...
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Police in St. Mary’s County Arrest Man for Burglaries and a Motor Vehicle Theft

In January of 2020, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office investigated several burglaries and a motor vehicle theft in the Mechanicsville area. On January 14, 2020, Deputy Hersh observed the stolen vehicle operating on Budds Creek Road in Mechanicsville. Dep. Hersh conducted a felony traffic stop on the vehicle and identified the operator to...
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Maryland Board of Public Works Awards Grant Funding to Land Preservation in St. Mary’s County

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County are pleased to announce that the Maryland Board of Public Works last week awarded over $2.5M in FY20 grant funding for land preservation in St. Mary’s County. Southern Maryland Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Board, Inc. will use the grant, along with County and Navy funding, to purchase...
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Officers Identify and Arrest Suspect in Theft from Auto in Waldorf

On Monday, January 6, officers responded to the 3100 block of John Hanson Drive in Waldorf for the report of a theft from auto. The victim reported his wallet, a book, and other items were stolen from his unlocked car, with one of his credit cards then being used to make purchases totaling more...
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Man Charged with Theft and Theft Scheme after Detectives Uncover Large Scale Fencing Operation in Charles County

Man Charged with Theft and Theft Scheme after Detectives Uncover Large Scale Fencing Operation in Charles County

In the fall of 2019, Charles County Detective C. Gilroy, who is assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division, initiated an investigation into a large-scale organized retail theft ring occurring at several businesses after noticing a marked increase in theft reports, especially involving printer ink cartridges, and repeated arrests of shoplifters. After three months of...
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Department of Recreation and Parks to Host First Spring Fling Pickleball Tournament in April 2020

Department of Recreation and Parks to Host First Spring Fling Pickleball Tournament in April 2020

The Department of Recreation and Parks will host the first Spring Fling Pickleball Tournament on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at the Leonard Hall Recreation Center. Check in and warm ups begin at 8:00 a.m., with matches beginning at 9:00 a.m. The tournament is open to all levels of play and will include men’s, women’s...
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UPDATE: Probation Violation Sends Lexington Park Woman Back to Jail for 18 Months

UPDATE: Probation Violation Sends Lexington Park Woman Back to Jail for 18 Months

Calvert County Circuit Court Judge Mark Chandlee, sentenced Lindsay Leanne Canter, 34, of California to 18 months for violating her probation. Canter is currently incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center Canter violated her probation in September of 2019, when she went out to several bars drinking with friends to celebrate her 34th birthday....
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Lisa Scheer, Steven Muller Distinguished Professor of the Arts, Presents Finding Form: A Sculptor’s Story on Monday, February 24, 2020

Lisa Scheer, Steven Muller Distinguished Professor of the Arts, Presents Finding Form: A Sculptor’s Story on Monday, February 24, 2020

St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Lisa Scheer, professor of art and Steven Muller Distinguished Professor of the Arts, will present Finding Form: A Sculptor’s Story, on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 4:45 p.m., in Cole Cinema, Campus Center. The presentation is free of charge and open to the public. Scheer’s one-and-only Steven Muller Distinguished...
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UPDATE: Drunk Driver that Killed 3-Month-Old in Waldorf Sentenced to 10 Years in Jail

UPDATE: Drunk Driver that Killed 3-Month-Old in Waldorf Sentenced to 10 Years in Jail

UPDATE: Michael Maurice Ford, 50, of Columbia, was sentenced to 10 years in jail for the Grossly Negligent Manslaughter of infant Ethan Ruefly, Negligent Homicide by Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, and related charges. 10/7/2019: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on October 7, 2019, a Charles County jury,...
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D.C. Man Arrested After Traffic Stop in Calvert County Yields Over 40 Grams of Drugs

D.C. Man Arrested After Traffic Stop in Calvert County Yields Over 40 Grams of Drugs

On Monday, January 6, 2020, Deputy Aranda conducted a traffic stop at Stoakley Road and Solomons Island Road North in Prince Frederick Upon making contact with the occupants, Deputy Aranda detected the odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the vehicle. The passenger, Lejeevan Ryan Toudle, 35, advised there was a small amount of marijuana...
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