Monthly Archives: November 2020

UPDATE: Family Provides Update – John Michael Garrett Jr., 42, of St. Inigoes Found SAFE

UPDATE: Family Provides Update – John Michael Garrett Jr., 42, of St. Inigoes Found SAFE

UPDATE 11/04/2020 at 1:30 p.m: The family has provided the following update. “John Garrett Jr. Has been located. Now the process of helping him to heal and reconnect with the family unit is paramount.” Our family was overwhelmed with the amount of tips and well wishes that we received from across the country. Those...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

UPDATE: On November 3, 2020, at approximately 1:21 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle accident with reported injury in the 25800 block of Three Notch Road, in the area of South Sandgates Road in Mechanicsville. Deputies arrived on scene and located the operator, Lawrence Alvin Hoffman...
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Maryland State Police Arrest 17-Year-Old Leonardtown Man After Attempted Armed Robbery at Leonardtown Burchmart

Maryland State Police Arrest 17-Year-Old Leonardtown Man After Attempted Armed Robbery at Leonardtown Burchmart

UPDATE: On Monday, November 3, 2020, at approximately 11:55 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to a 911 call for a robbery at the Burchmart on Point Lookout Road, in Leonardtown. The investigation revealed the suspect entered the establishment, displayed a knife and attempted to take money from the cash...
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Willis Rehberg Fleming

Willis Rehberg Fleming

Willis Rehberg Fleming, son of Elizabeth Rehberg Fleming and William Fleming, brother of Phyllis Fleming Falcao and Miriam Fleming Johnson, died on October 20, 2020 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. Born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Willis grew up in Ellendale, North Dakota before moving with family to the Washington, D.C, area, where he...
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Vinnie “JV” JesusVincent Ver Acuesa, 50

Vinnie “JV” JesusVincent Ver Acuesa, 50

JesusVincent “JV” Ver Acuesa, 50 of California, MD, formerly of San Diego, CA, passed away on October 19, 2020 at home. Vinnie was born on September 6, 1970 in Quezon City, Philippines to Rosita Acuesa Ver of the Philippines. Vinnie proudly served in the U.S. Navy as a Captain’s Cook, from March 8, 1999...
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Virgie Maryjane “MJ” Beamer, 95

Virgie Maryjane “MJ” Beamer, 95

Virgie Maryjane “MJ” Beamer, 95, of California, MD passed away on October 26, 2020 at The Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD. Maryjane, the youngest child of the late Charles William Johnston and Virgie Butler Johnston, was born in Washington D.C. on September 8, 1925. Like many young women in D.C. during...
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Sylvia “Dumplin” Arnold Behr, 84

Sylvia “Dumplin” Arnold Behr, 84

Sylvia “Dumplin” Arnold Behr, 84, of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away on October 26, 2020 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. She was born on October 22, 1936 in Baltimore, MD to the late William Arnold and Lola Mae Buckmaster. Syliva married her husband, Jacob Behr on January 26, 1957 in Baltimore, MD...
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Joseph Randolph Atchison, 90

Joseph Randolph Atchison, 90

Joseph Randolph Atchison, 90, of Prince Frederick, MD died on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. Joseph was born in Waldorf, MD, later raising his family in Temple Hills, MD. He enjoyed nature walks, attending country music events, attending car shows and anything that involved his family. He enlisted in the...
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Carol Jane Augustin, 60

Carol Jane Augustin, 60

Carol Jane Augustin, 60, a long-time resident of Chesapeake Beach passed away Tuesday October 20, 2020 at Calvert Health Medical Center in Prince Frederick. Carol was born July 30, 1960 in Gary, IN to Arthur Allan & Dorothy Carolynn (Kish) Augustin, and was raised in Bowie, where she graduated from Bowie High School. Since...
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Helene Eloise Ganey, 87

Helene Eloise Ganey, 87

Helene Eloise Ganey, 87, passed away on October 23, 2020 in Lusby, MD surrounded by her family. Born June 2, 1933 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late William Mitchell Quick and Eloise Elizabeth (Gilmore) Quick and stepmother Irma (McPherson) Quick. She was married to her high school sweetheart, Donald Joseph...
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Karen Frisco Smith, 70

Karen Frisco Smith, 70

Karen Frisco Smith,70, of Prince Frederick, MD, passed away on October 23,2020 at her home. She was born on October 11,1950 in Prince Frederick, MD to the late Victor and Ophelia Birdie Frisco. Karen was also preceded in death by her brothers, Richard and James Frisco. Wife of the late William Clifton Smith, she...
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James Kleinheinz

James Kleinheinz

James Kleinheinz passed away October 24, 2020 at his home, surrounded by family. Jim was born in Wausau, WI to John and Alvina (Beidermann) Kleinheinz. He was the youngest of 10 children, having 1 brother and 8 sisters. Jim grew up in Wisconsin and attended Marquette University graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering...
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Bessie Naomi Scaggs, 88

Bessie Naomi Scaggs, 88

Bessie Naomi Scaggs, 88, of Owings passed away October 27, 2020. She was born May 23, 1932 in Prince Frederick to Maurice and Elsie (Coleman) McCready. Bessie was raised in Lusby and graduated from Calvert High School. She married William Richard “Dickie” Scaggs on May 23, 1953 and lived on the Scaggs family farm...
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Diane “Dee” Teresa Woods, 81

Diane “Dee” Teresa Woods, 81

Diane “Dee” Teresa Woods, 81, of Huntingtown passed away October 29, 2020 at Calvert County Nursing Center in Prince Frederick. Dee was born November 13, 1938 in Washington, D.C. to Francis and Charlotte (Domras) Hoyle. Dee was a very spunky, outspoken, and genuine woman with a big heart. She had a strong belief in...
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Jean Jarvis Horsmon, 90

Jean Jarvis Horsmon, 90

Jean Jarvis Horsmon, 90, of Solomons passed away October 31, 2020 at her home. She was born June 27, 1930 in Prince Frederick to Carter Vernon and Helen (Leitch) Jarvis. Jean was a lifelong resident of Calvert County and a graduate of Calvert High School. She later attended Towson State Teacher’s College and graduated...
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Linda Marie Burnette, 70

Linda Marie Burnette, 70

Linda Marie Burnette, 70, of Waldorf, Maryland, died on October 21, 2020 at her home. Linda was born on January 27, 1950 in Washington, DC to the late Audrey J. Ferris and Louis L. Barber. Prior to retiring, Linda worked for the Federal Government as a video keyboard operator for over 20 years. Linda...
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Josephine Cecelia Barbour Apperson, 81

Josephine Cecelia Barbour Apperson, 81

Josephine Cecelia Barbour Apperson, 81, of White Plains, Maryland died on October 23, 2020. Josephine was a proud Navy wife. She spent most of her life caring for her family and grandchildren. Josephine was an avid bowler and volunteer at the school for her children and grandchildren. She spent countless hours crocheting blankets for...
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Lois Shirley Hamilton Keech, 87

Lois Shirley Hamilton Keech, 87

Lois Shirley Hamilton Keech, age 87 of La Plata, Maryland formerly of Waldorf, Maryland, died October 24, 2020. She was born on November 26, 1932 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC and was the daughter of Jennings Lee Hamilton and Stella Mae Hamilton. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her...
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Department of Justice Awards More Than $458 Million to Fight Violent Crime

Department of Justice Awards More Than $458 Million to Fight Violent Crime

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today announced that it has awarded more than $458 million in grant funding to support state, local, and tribal law enforcement efforts to fight and prevent violent crime in jurisdictions across the United States. “One of the fundamental missions of government is to protect its...
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Lawrence Elliott “Larry” Leary, 94

Lawrence Elliott “Larry” Leary, 94, of Annapolis, Maryland, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020 at his home. Born on January 5, 1926 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Phillip L. Leary and Ruth E. Leary. Mr. Leary served in the U. S. Navy during World War II until he...
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Steven “Stevie” Alexander Butler Sr., 64

Steven “Stevie” Alexander Butler Sr., 64

Steven “Stevie” Alexander Butler Sr., 64yrs, of Waldorf, MD, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020 at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in LaPlata, MD. Born May 16, 1956 in Bel Alton, MD, he was the son of the late John William Sr. and Mary Elizabeth (Queen) Butler. Following graduation from La...
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Annual Veterans Day Celebration Parade Cancelled, Virtual Celebration to be held Instead on Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Annual Veterans Day Celebration Parade Cancelled, Virtual Celebration to be held Instead on Wednesday, November 11, 2020

While the Annual Veterans Day celebration will look differently in 2020 because of COVID-19 precautions, the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and the Commissioners of Leonardtown are proud to present a virtual celebration of our nation’s heroes. There will not be a parade or any public events but, beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov....
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Man Arrested in Washington D.C. After Stabbing His Niece Multiple Times in Waldorf

Man Arrested in Washington D.C. After Stabbing His Niece Multiple Times in Waldorf

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, at 10:50 p.m., officers responded to the 11300 block of Snow Owl Place in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 27-year-old female with multiple stab wounds. She was transported to a hospital in serious condition. A preliminary investigation revealed the victim’s uncle was...
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State Fire Marshal Deems Vehicle Fire in Dunkirk Accidental, No Injuries Reported

State Fire Marshal Deems Vehicle Fire in Dunkirk Accidental, No Injuries Reported

On Sunday, November 1, 2020, at approximately 2:44 a.m., police, and firefighters responded to 2971 Cedarwood Lane in Dunkirk, for the reported vehicle fire. Firefighters from Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene to find a 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon fully engulfed in flames. The owners are identified as Mark and Mehwish Fields,...
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Thomas Gene “Tom” Rance, Jr., 70

Thomas Gene “Tom” Rance, Jr., 70

Thomas Gene “Tom” Rance, Jr., 70, of California, MD and formerly from Los Angeles, CA, Logansport, IN and Grand Haven, MI, passed away on October 3, 2020 at Washington Hospital Center. Born August 31, 1950 in Grandhaven, MI, he was the son of the late Thomas Gene Rance, Sr. and Betty (Allen) Rance Wrosch....
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