Monthly Archives: February 2020

Officers Arrest 22-Year-Old Waldorf Man After He Stabs His Girlfriend in Waldorf

Officers Arrest 22-Year-Old Waldorf Man After He Stabs His Girlfriend in Waldorf

On Sunday, February 9, 2020, at 11:32 p.m., officers responded to the 3000 block of Gallery Place in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing. When officers arrived, they found a 22-year-old woman with multiple stab wounds to her abdomen. The officers provided first aide to the victim until paramedics arrived and transported her...
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Stolen Vehicle Found Fully Engulfed in Mechanicsville, Police Currently Investigating Vehicle Break-in and Vehicle Stolen from Same Street

Stolen Vehicle Found Fully Engulfed in Mechanicsville, Police Currently Investigating Vehicle Break-in and Vehicle Stolen from Same Street

On Monday, February 10, 2020, at approximately 3:23 a.m., three firefighters from the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department responded to 35290 Golf Course Drive in Mechanicsville,for the reported vehicle fire Crews arrived on the scene to find a Toyota SUV fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters extinguished the fire in under 15 minutes. No injuries were...
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Maryland State Police To Raise Awareness On Safer Internet Day, Urges Digital Safety For All Ages

Maryland State Police To Raise Awareness On Safer Internet Day, Urges Digital Safety For All Ages

Investigators from the Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit raise are working to raise awareness of how parents and children can do more to protect themselves from potential dangers on the Internet. The warnings come in conjunction with Safer Internet Day, which takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Safer Internet Day is a...
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Samuel Joseph Osecky, 59

Samuel Joseph Osecky, 59

Samuel Joseph Osecky, 59, of Lusby, MD passed away on February 4, 2020. Born September 10, 1960 in Abington, PA, he was the son of Samuel Osecky, Jr. and Elizabeth (Przywara) Osecky. Samuel graduated from Great Mills High School in 1978. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1978 until 1999, retiring after...
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St. Mary’s College to Host Maryland Election Administration Forum on Thursday, March 12, 2020

St. Mary’s College to Host Maryland Election Administration Forum on Thursday, March 12, 2020

The St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy, along with the Maryland State Board of Elections, will host a Maryland Election Administration Forum on Thursday, March 12, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Cole Cinema, Campus Center on the College’s campus. The event is free of charge and open to the...
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Robert E. Berry (Bob)., 101

Robert E. Berry (Bob)., 101

Robert E. Berry (Bob) of Lusby, Maryland, 101, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father Edward P. Berry and his mother Mary S. Sasse and brother Donald Berry and by his beloved wife Mildred in 1989. He is survived by Linda P. Matthew (Richard), cousin, of...
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UPDATE: 17-Year-Old Saved with CPR After Medical Emergency at Great Mills High School During Basketball Practice

UPDATE: 12:15 p.m: A student at Great Mills High School recently collapsed during basketball practice and stopped breathing. Working together, school staff, emergency responders and two deputies of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office successfully revived the 17-year-old student. On the evening of February 4, 2020, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office...
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Roy Brown Loverin III, 89

Roy Brown Loverin III, 89

Roy Brown Loverin III, 89, of Lothian, MD, passed away on January 27, 2020 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall, MD. Born in Chicago, IL on December 15, 1930, he was the son of the late Roy Brown Loverin and Ruth Alma Dillion. Roy married Patricia Loverin, and they spent twelve...
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Edward Gerald Gardiner, Sr., 78

Edward Gerald Gardiner, Sr., 78

Edward Gerald Gardiner, Sr., 78 of Hollywood, MD passed away on February 2, 2020 at Calvert Memorial Hospital, with his loving family at his side. He was born on December 11, 1942 in LaPlata, MD to the late Ralph Gardiner and Imogene Perry Gardiner. Gerald is a graduate of LaPlata High School. He owned...
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Archie Sylvester Higgs, Jr., 78

Archie Sylvester Higgs, Jr., 78

Beloved Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather, Archie Sylvester Higgs of Loveville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital with family by his side. He was 78. Preceded by his father, Archie Sylvester Higgs Sr. is survived by his mother, Theresa Knight (Spouse: George). Archie is also survived by his...
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Joan Caroline Watson, 95

Joan Caroline Watson, 95, of Lusby, MD and formerly of Dundalk, MD passed away on January 22, 2020 at Solomons Nursing Center. She was born on June 21, 1924 in London, England. Joan moved to Calvert County from Dundalk, MD in 1999. She married Walter O. Watson in July of 1943 in London, England...
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Marian Delois Holley, 79

Marian Delois Holley, 79

Marian Delois Holley, 79, of Mechanicsville, MD, known as “Moochie” to her family and close friends, departed this life on February 5, 2020 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. She was born on February 15, 1940, in St. Mary’s County, to the late Harry J. Martin, Sr., and Mary Virginia Martin. She had a quiet...
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Brenda Raye (Raley) Thompson, 72

Brenda Raye (Raley) Thompson, 72

Brenda Raye (Raley) Thompson, 72 of Waldorf, MD passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at her home. She was born on June 10, 1947 in Leonardtown, MD to the late Raymond Raley and Catherine Cusic Raley. Brenda was the loving wife of the late Carl Thompson, whom she married at Immaculate Conception Church...
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Grace Elizabeth Kravats, 77

Grace Elizabeth Kravats, 77

Grace Elizabeth Kravats, 77, of Mechanicsville, MD formerly from Wheaton, MD passed away on February 4, 2020 at her home. She was born in Bethesda, MD and was the daughter of the late Helen M. Shannon and Daniel Shannon. Grace was the loving wife of the late Michael Matthew Kravats, Sr. whom she married...
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Old Line Bank to Become WesBanco

Old Line Bank to Become WesBanco

On February 22, 2020 Old Line will fully integrate their services under WesBanco. Former branches of Old Line will continue to operate under the Old Line Bank name until the data conversion, when they will be transitioned to WesBanco Bank in conjunction with the data processing and signage conversion.  Prior to the merger with...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Currently Investigating Bank Robbery in Wildewood

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Currently Investigating Bank Robbery in Wildewood

On Saturday, February 8, 2020, at approximately 11:00 a.m., police responded to the BB&T Bank located in the Wildewood Shopping Center in California, for the reported silent alarm activation. Police arrived on the scene to confirm a robbery had taken place. At this time, no suspect(s) information has been given and the incident is...
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AUDIO: Pomfret Man Arrested and Charged with Attempted First Degree Murder After Stabbing in La Plata

AUDIO: Pomfret Man Arrested and Charged with Attempted First Degree Murder After Stabbing in La Plata

On Monday, February 3, 2020, at 4:30 p.m., Officers from the La Plata Police Department, and Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to 602 Charles Street in La Plata, for the reported stabbing. Officers arrived on the scene to find a 46-year-old male suffering from a stab wound to the abdomen, and a 43-year-old female...
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UPDATE: Police Make 3 More Arrests Related to Homicide / Shooting of Anne Arundel County Police Detectives

UPDATE: Police Make 3 More Arrests Related to Homicide / Shooting of Anne Arundel County Police Detectives

On Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at approximately 4:50 p.m., officers responded to a residence located in the 600 block of Newfield Road in Glen Burnie for a death investigation. Upon arrival officers discovered 44 year old Christopher Lawrence Jones deceased in the residence. Mr. Jones suffered significant trauma to the upper body. Anne Arundel...
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La Plata Sex Offender Given 8 Years of Backup Time After Involvement with Another Juvenile Victim

La Plata Sex Offender Given 8 Years of Backup Time After Involvement with Another Juvenile Victim

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Friday, February 7, 2020, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Bryan Frederick Simanton, 39 of La Plata, to 8 years in prison for violating the probation of a 2016 case, in which he entered a guilty plea to the Production of...
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No Injuries Reported After Structure Collapse at Beacon Marina in Solomons

No Injuries Reported After Structure Collapse at Beacon Marina in Solomons

On Friday, February 7, 2020, at approximately 9:15 a.m., firefighters from Solomons, Huntingtown, St. Leonard, and Bay District responded to 265 Lore Road in Solomons, for the reported roof collapse with one subject trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find the Beacon Marina roof collapsed onto the pier, and multiple vehicles and boats....
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North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Warns of Door to Door Donation Scam

On Monday, February 4, 2020, the NBVFD received an inquiry regarding the legitimacy of an individual going door to door, claiming to be a member of the NBVFD, and collecting “cash donations on behalf of the fire department.” Out of an abundance of caution, we issued a press release urging residents to contact the...
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Police Respond to Accidental Shooting at Lexington Park Sportsmen’s Club

Police Respond to Accidental Shooting at Lexington Park Sportsmen’s Club

On Friday, February 7, 2020, at approximately 1:50 p.m., police and emergency medical personnel responded to the Sanner’s Lake Sportmen’s Club in Lexington Park, for the reported gunshot victim. Police arrived on the scene reporting an adult male in his 60’s with an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was transported...
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First Responders Stay Busy Responding to Over 20 Calls During Severe Storms

First Responders Stay Busy Responding to Over 20 Calls During Severe Storms

Firefighters from Mechanicsville, Bay District, Leonardtown, Hollywood, Valley Lee, and Seventh District responded to multiple calls throughout the county for power lines down, trees blocking roadways, and pole fires. Please use caution and move over for all emergency vehicles. Firefighters urge all motorist and pedestrians do NOT run over or approach downed lines. Bayside...
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UPDATE: Pasadena Man Receives Life Sentence for First Degree Murder and Second Degree Rape of Girlfriend

UPDATE: Pasadena Man Receives Life Sentence for First Degree Murder and Second Degree Rape of Girlfriend

The Honorable Cathleen M. Vitale sentenced Edgar Franklin Manning IV, 27, of Pasadena to life in prison plus 10 years for the first degree murder and second degree rape of Megan Burdeaux announced Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess. Manning entered a guilty plea to the charges on September 16, 2019. “Manning...
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Severn Man Receives 60 Years in Prison for Sex Abuse of a Minor, First Time Comfort Dog Used During Trial in State of Maryland

Severn Man Receives 60 Years in Prison for Sex Abuse of a Minor, First Time Comfort Dog Used During Trial in State of Maryland

James Robert IV, 38, of Severn was sentenced to 60 years for sex abuse of a minor and four counts of rape announced Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess. This is the first case in the State of Maryland where a comfort dog accompanied a victim when testifying during a trial. Robert...
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