Monthly Archives: September 2020

Graphic Language in Photos: Vandalism in Leonardtown Under Investigation

Graphic Language in Photos: Vandalism in Leonardtown Under Investigation

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several incidents of vandalism that occurred in the Kingston neighborhood, located on Medleys Neck Road in Leonardtown. Numerous street signs, neighborhood signs and pavement in the area was spray painted and damaged. The vandalisms occurred on August 28, 2020 between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and...
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No Injuries Reported, Three Adults and Two Dogs Displaced After House Fire in Lusby

No Injuries Reported, Three Adults and Two Dogs Displaced After House Fire in Lusby

On Thursday, September 3, 2020, at approximately 10:36 a.m., firefighters responded to 9490 H G Trueman Road in Lusby, for the reported attic fire in a residence. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two story residence and reported heavy fire showing from the roof, with firefighters requesting a working fire dispatch which...
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Joyce Ann Andrews, 71

Joyce Ann Andrews, 71

Joyce Ann Andrews, 71, of Lusby passed away September 1, 2020. She was born June 19, 1949 in Washington, D.C. to Hazel Gertrude Prentice and Joseph Carroll, Sr. Joyce married David Reigh Andrews on December 26, 1991 and they have been together for 40 years. They lived in Prince George’s County for many years...
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Lt. Col. (USMC Ret.) Frederick Roland Wagner Jr., 70

Lt. Col. (USMC Ret.) Frederick Roland Wagner Jr., 70

Lt. Col. (USMC Ret.) Frederick Roland Wagner Jr. passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall, Maryland, after a long battle with frontotemporal dementia. He was 70 years old. A native of Norfolk, he graduated from Norview High School. He studied at Old Dominion University and earned a...
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James Simone

James Simone

On August 31, 2020, James Simone surrounded by family peacefully transitioned from this earthly life. Family and friends will unite on Friday, September 4, 2020, from 3:00pm until time of private service 4:00pm at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD.
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David Daniel McDermott, 32

David Daniel McDermott, 32, of Lusby, MD passed away on August 30, 2020 at his residence. Born October 2, 1987 in New Jersey, he was the son of George Douglas McDermott and Mary Evelyn (Howell) McDermott. David graduated from Patuxent High School in 2005. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 2005 until...
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John Henry Bond, III, 59

John Henry Bond, III, 59

John Henry Bond, III, 59 of LaPlata, MD, entered into eternal rest on August 28, 2020. Public Viewing will begin promptly at 9:00 am. on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 201 St. Mary’s Ave, La Plata, MD. At 10:00 am, the PRIVATE Mass of Christian Burial (by INVITATION ONLY) will...
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Labor Day Weekend Means Extra Safety Efforts Across Maryland

Labor Day Weekend Means Extra Safety Efforts Across Maryland

As the unofficial end to summer approaches, state troopers will be on extra alert in search of impaired, distracted and/or aggressive drivers this Labor Day weekend to ensure travelers get to their holiday destination safely. Beginning Thursday through Labor Day, troopers will be on patrol, using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving,...
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16-Year-Old Aspiring Pilot Taking Flights to Deliver Much Needed PPE and Other Medical Supplies to Hospitals

16-Year-Old Aspiring Pilot Taking Flights to Deliver Much Needed PPE and Other Medical Supplies to Hospitals

TJ Kim, a 16-year-old aspiring pilot who has been delivering personal protective equipment (PPE) to critical access hospitals in rural Virginia, expanded his efforts into Maryland this month. On Friday, Aug. 21, he landed at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport to donate to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. “We are incredibly grateful to be included...
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UPDATE: Two Dead & One in Critical Condition After Double Shooting and Suicide in Leonardtown

UPDATE 9/2/2020 @ 11:45 a.m.: On September 1, 2020, during a family dispute, the suspect later identified as Gregory Wayne Arnold Sr. 48, of Callaway, shot the two victims multiple times at a residence in the 22900 block of Newtowne Neck Road in Leonardtown. Victim Stephen Edward Arnold, 72, of Leonardtown, was transported to...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspects Who Pointed Gun at Man and Child in Waldorf

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identity of Suspects Who Pointed Gun at Man and Child in Waldorf

Can you identify this vehicle? On August 28 at approximately 6p.m., officers responded to the area of Bancroft Drive in Waldorf for the report of an assault. Investigation revealed the victim and his 2-year-old grandson were walking on the sidewalk in front of their residence when a white Chrysler 300 slowly passed by and...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners Honor Daryl Estep After Helping EMT’s Across Flood Waters to Access Patient After a Medical Emergency

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County were proud to Honor Daryl Estep from the Department of Public Works & Transportation at their Sept. 1 meeting. Daryl was nominated for recognition by the Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad for going above and beyond the call of duty when he assisted EMTs in getting through flood waters...
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Prince George’s County Police Seeking Identity of Four Suspects Involved in Armed Robbery

Prince George’s County Police Seeking Identity of Four Suspects Involved in Armed Robbery

Detectives are hard at work attempting to identify the four suspects wanted for an armed robbery at a gas station. The business is in the 4400 block of Wheeler Road in Oxon Hill. The robbery took place on August 31st at approximately 5:30 am. The preliminary investigation revealed the suspects pulled a gun on...
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Maryland State Police Arrest Prince George’s County Man On Child Pornography Charges

Maryland State Police Arrest Prince George’s County Man On Child Pornography Charges

Troopers arrested and charged a Prince George’s County man early Wednesday morning after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation developed evidence supporting charges of distribution and possession of child pornography. The suspect is identified as Rafael E. Mancia-Hernandez, 26, of Fort Washington. Mancia-Hernandez is charged with three counts of...
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UPDATE: Anonymous Tip Leads to Homicide Detectives Arresting a 55-Year-Old Man Wanted for Fatal Shooting in July

UPDATE: Anonymous Tip Leads to Homicide Detectives Arresting a 55-Year-Old Man Wanted for Fatal Shooting in July

UPDATE: Homicide Unit detectives credit an anonymous tip made to the Prince George’s County Crime Solvers with helping identify a suspect in a fatal shooting in Landover that occured in July. The suspect has been identified as 55-year-old Troy Eugene Smith of Palmer Park. He’s charged with fatally shooting 30-year-old Ronald Henderson, Jr. of...
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Set for Saturday, September 12, 2020 at St. Andrew’s Landfill in California

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Set for Saturday, September 12, 2020 at St. Andrew’s Landfill in California

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is set for Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the St. Andrews Landfill. Residents can dispose of household hazardous waste materials in a safe manner and with environmentally responsible practices using the county’s certified vendor, ACV Enviro. Some hazardous waste items which will be...
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Wildewood Parkway Pipe Lining Construction Work to Begin, Drivers May Experience Traffic Delays

Wildewood Parkway Pipe Lining Construction Work to Begin, Drivers May Experience Traffic Delays

Wildewood Parkway near the Wildewood Pool may experience an occasional traffic delay due to the lining of storm drainpipes. However, the road will remain open. Pedestrians should use caution when entering the work area. Drivers should follow all signs and flagging directions through the site. The construction project will begin on or around Sept....
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Historic Sotterley Hosting Farmers Market at St. Mary’s County Airport in California on Sunday, September 6, 2020

Historic Sotterley Hosting Farmers Market at St. Mary’s County Airport in California on Sunday, September 6, 2020

Historic Sotterley is proud to once again host a Farmer’s Market in partnership with the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport (also known as Captain Walter Francis Duke Regional Airport). This market will take place on Sunday, September 6th from 9:00 am—1:00 pm, and it will be the last outdoor Airport Market of the 2020...
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St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development Launches BOOST Take 2: Restaurant Gift Card Program

St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development Launches BOOST Take 2: Restaurant Gift Card Program

St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development and Visit St. Mary’s MD have partnered to launch Round Two of the Restaurant BOOST Gift Card Program. This program was initially launched to support local restaurants in St. Mary’s County facing economic hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is a gift card investment and value-added...
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CalvertHealth Names Nicole Hedderich as Associate Vice President for Quality and Risk Management

CalvertHealth Names Nicole Hedderich as Associate Vice President for Quality and Risk Management

Seasoned healthcare executive Nicole Hedderich, MHA, BSN, RN, CPHQ has been promoted to Associate Vice President of Quality & Risk Management at CalvertHealth Medical Center (CHMC). Hedderich, who has nearly 25 years of experience in health care including 12 years in leadership positions, will oversee the medical center’s quality and patient safety efforts. Hedderich...
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September 1, 2020 Commissioner Meeting Rollup

September 1, 2020 Commissioner Meeting Rollup

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, Sept. 1 in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. During their work session, the Commissioners delivered three proclamations, recognized a county employee with a Commendation, convened as the St. Mary’s County Board of Health, and approved the CY2021 Commissioners Meeting Schedule and FY2022...
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The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Selects First Executive Director

The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Selects First Executive Director

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Association president Captain (retired) George Hill made the initial announcement that the Board of Directors had selected Ms. Amy Davis for the position of Executive Director in the museum’s newsletter, sent via email on August 27th. “Amy is eminently qualified for this position and is certain to continue her...
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Maryland Reports 108,863 COVID-19 Cases and 3,617 Deaths

Maryland Reports 108,863 COVID-19 Cases and 3,617 Deaths

As of Tuesday, September 2, 2020, Maryland reports 108,863 COVID-19 cases and 3,617 deaths. Number of confirmed cases : 108,863 Number of persons tested negative : 1,230,054 Total testing volume : 1,952,501 Number of confirmed deaths : 3,617 Number of probable deaths : 144 Currently hospitalized : 385 Acute care : 273 Intensive care : 112 Ever hospitalized : 14,337 Released from isolation...
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Governor Hogan Announces Beginning of Stage Three of Maryland’s COVID-19 Recovery, Additional Safe and Gradual Reopenings

Governor Hogan Announces Beginning of Stage Three of Maryland’s COVID-19 Recovery, Additional Safe and Gradual Reopenings

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that, based on the state’s improving health metrics, Maryland will begin to move into Stage Three of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ with additional safe and gradual reopenings. As with Stages One and Two, Stage Three will be implemented in multiple phases with a flexible, community-based approach that...
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Melvin Herold Blagmon, Sr.

Melvin Herold Blagmon, Sr.

Melvin Herold Blagmon, Sr. departed this life on Friday, August 28, 2020. He was loved by all and admired by many. Melvin was a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother, friend and an inspiration to all those who knew him. He was born on July 7, 1934 in Washington, DC to his late father,...
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