Monthly Archives: April 2021

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Identifies Suspect in Ridge Theft

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Identifies Suspect in Ridge Theft

UPDATE 4/14/2021: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspect. Updates will be provided when they become available. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the suspect shown in a theft investigation. On Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 11:47 p.m., the suspect stole several pallets from behind the...
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Official Statement From the Family of Peyton Ham, the 16-Year-Old Shot and Killed by Police in Leonardtown

Official Statement From the Family of Peyton Ham, the 16-Year-Old Shot and Killed by Police in Leonardtown

This is the official statement provided by Mr. Christopher T. Longmore, attorney for the Boyle family, for distribution on behalf of Peyton Ham’s Family, Michael & Kristee Boyle, (Birthfather Jason Ham Haight) Peyton Alexander Ham is an incredibly smart, gifted sweet young man. Peyton is an honor student who enjoyed attending Leonardtown High School....
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Firefighters Save Dog After Townhouse Kitchen Fire in Waldorf

Firefighters Save Dog After Townhouse Kitchen Fire in Waldorf

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at approximately 3:45 p.m., firefighters from Waldorf and surrounding departments responded to 1007 Victoria Place in Waldorf, for the reported kitchen on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 2-story middle of the row townhouse with smoke showing. Firefighters immediately made entry and found a fire on...
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Leonardtown Man Arrested for Sex Offense Involving a Minor

Leonardtown Man Arrested for Sex Offense Involving a Minor

In March of 2021, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse involving a minor that occurred in the late 1990s. The suspect was identified as Allen Briscoe Weiland, 59 of Leonardtown. During the course of the investigation evidence was obtained supporting the allegations. The investigation was presented...
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Police Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Collision in Port Tobacco, Two Flown to Trauma Centers

Police Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Collision in Port Tobacco, Two Flown to Trauma Centers

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at approximately 12:55 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of the Murphy’s Store located at 8505 Port Tobacco Road in Port Tobacco, for a motor vehicle collision reported serious with one subject trapped and unconscious. Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 2 was pre-launched due to...
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Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine, Maryland Halting Use of Vaccine

Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine, Maryland Halting Use of Vaccine

As of April 12, more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen ) vaccine have been administered in the U.S. CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine. In these cases, a...
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Charles County Correctional Officer Suspended After Being Indicted on Felony Charges in King George, VA

Charles County Correctional Officer Suspended After Being Indicted on Felony Charges in King George, VA

In August of 2020, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into a corrections officer who worked at the Charles County Detention Center. Based on the nature of the allegations, CFC Richard Dean, a 14-year-veteran was suspended immediately. The investigation revealed the incident occurred in Virginia, and the investigation was turned over to...
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The American Jobs Plan and The Need for Action in Maryland

The American Jobs Plan and The Need for Action in Maryland

The Need for Action in Maryland; For decades, infrastructure in Maryland has suffered from a systemic lack of investment. The need for action is clear, Maryland’s infrastructure received a C grade on its Infrastructure Report Card. The American Jobs Plan will make a historic investment in our nation’s infrastructure. ROADS AND BRIDGES: In Maryland there...
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The Black Diamond Disaster Event, American Civil War Commemoration Weekend to be Held at St. Clement’s Island Museum on Sunday, April 25, 2021

The Black Diamond Disaster Event, American Civil War Commemoration Weekend to be Held at St. Clement’s Island Museum on Sunday, April 25, 2021

On Sunday, April 25, at 2 p.m., the St. Mary’s County Museum Division will remember the 87 lives lost in a tragedy during the American Civil War in a military ceremony with remarks from the Naval Air Station Patuxent River Base Commander and wreath laying on the waterfront at St. Clement’s Island Museum. Further...
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Despite Lower Travel Volumes During Pandemic, Motor Vehicle Fatalities Increase 6.4% in 2020

Despite Lower Travel Volumes During Pandemic, Motor Vehicle Fatalities Increase 6.4% in 2020

Despite fewer drivers on the road due to the COVID-19 pandemic, motor vehicle crashes on Maryland roadways claimed 569 lives in 2020, an increase of 6.4% compared to 535 deaths the previous year. Preliminary data released today by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) also shows an increase in pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities, from...
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Police Make Two Arrests, Recover Stolen Handgun After Disturbance in Glen Burnie

Police Make Two Arrests, Recover Stolen Handgun After Disturbance in Glen Burnie

On April 10, 2021 at approximately 1:00 a.m. officers responded to the 200 block of Spring Maiden Court for a subject armed with a handgun. Two male subjects had been asked to leave a residence due to one of them having a handgun and for behaving disorderly and argumentative with the residents. Once outside,...
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Maryland State Police Aviation Command to Host Flight Paramedic Virtual Open House on Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Maryland State Police Aviation Command to Host Flight Paramedic Virtual Open House on Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Experienced paramedics seeking a rewarding career will have an opportunity to get a glimpse into the everyday life of a Trooper Flight Paramedic from the safety of the computer screen. The virtual open house is set for 6 p.m. on May 19, 2021. The recruiting event will provide a look into the operations and...
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Calvert County Public Schools Confirm Graduation Dates and Plans for Full Opening in the Fall

Calvert County Public Schools Confirm Graduation Dates and Plans for Full Opening in the Fall

Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) is moving forward with plans to close the 2020-2021 school year with celebratory graduation ceremonies and to open the 2021-2022 school year with virtual and in-person options for families. High school graduations will be held on June 2 and 3 as originally planned. Calvert High School and Northern High...
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The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Sadly Announces the Passing of Retired K9 Bruno

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Sadly Announces the Passing of Retired K9 Bruno

K9 Bruno retired with his handler Corporal Shawn Cathcart and previously battled cancer. On Monday, April 12, 2021, K9 Bruno crossed the Rainbow Bridge and will be greatly missed. In 2014, Cpl. Cathcart and Bruno were awarded the Meritorious Action Award for apprehending a fleeing felon. After leaving the Sheriff’s Office, Shawn Cathcart and...
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Calvert County to Provide Additional Financial Relief to Restaurants and Food Service Businesses

Calvert County to Provide Additional Financial Relief to Restaurants and Food Service Businesses

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces additional funding is available through the Maryland Restaurant Relief Fund Grant program to provide financial assistance to locally owned and operated restaurants and food service establishments that have experienced significant economic hardship or unusual expenses because of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The application portal will...
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Crime Solvers Tips Lead to Arrests of Washington D.C. Men Wanted in March Homicide

Crime Solvers Tips Lead to Arrests of Washington D.C. Men Wanted in March Homicide

Detectives with the Homicide Unit have arrested and charged 26-year-old Andre Marquise Wilson of the 5800 block of Foote Street NE, Washington, DC and 25-year-old Stephan Deangelo Wilson of the 1600 block of F St NE, Washington, DC with the murder of 39-year-old Jerome Micos Dozier of Laurel, Maryland. On March 9, 2021 at...
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Police Searching for Two Suspects After Assault with Firearm in Severn

Police Searching for Two Suspects After Assault with Firearm in Severn

On April 10, 2021 at approximately 10:09 p.m., Western District officers responded to Pioneer Drive at Jacobs Road in Severn for two black males riding a blue Yamaha TTR 125 dirt bike armed with a black handgun. The passenger on the dirt bike pointed the handgun at the victim’s vehicle when the victim’s car...
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Charles County Public Schools Free Meal Hours to Change Starting Monday, April 19, 2021

Charles County Public Schools Free Meal Hours to Change Starting Monday, April 19, 2021

Free Meals for ALL Charles County children ages 2 to 18 Parents must have proof of their child’s age if the child is not present at meal pickup. Please check each meal bag for food items that may cause a dietary or allergy issues. Curbside Hours:   10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Weekend meals can be...
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Audrey M. Bazemore

Audrey M. Bazemore

Peacefully on Sunday, April 4, 2021, Audrey M. Bazemore departed this earthly life in Waldorf, MD. Family and friends will unite on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 9:00am until time of service 11:00am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, MD. Celebration of...
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Missing 42-Year-Old Charlotte Hall Woman Located Safe and Unharmed

Missing 42-Year-Old Charlotte Hall Woman Located Safe and Unharmed

4/13/2021 @7:30 a.m.: UPDATE – Missing person, Chrissy Tippett, has been located safe and unharmed. 4/12/2021: Charles County Sheriff’s officers are seeking the public’s help in locating Chrissy Herbert Tippett, 42, of Charlotte Hall. Ms. Tippett left a residence in the 9600 block of Meredith Road in Charlotte Hall on Sunday, April 11, 2021,...
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Verizon Recalls 2.5 Million Ellipsis Jetpack Mobile Hotspots Imported by Franklin Wireless Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Verizon Recalls 2.5 Million Ellipsis Jetpack Mobile Hotspots Imported by Franklin Wireless Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Description: This recall involves Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspots imported by Franklin Wireless Corp. The recalled Jetpacks are dark navy plastic oval devices that are about 3.5 inches wide and 2.25 inches tall. “verizon” is printed below the digital display window on the front of the device. The charger provided with the recalled Jetpacks has...
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Edgewater Man Covers his Hands in his own Feces After Traffic Stop in Calvert County

Edgewater Man Covers his Hands in his own Feces After Traffic Stop in Calvert County

On Sunday, March 14, 2021 at approximately 3:55 p.m., a deputy from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was stationary at the intersection of Dares Beach Road and Solomons Island Road in their marked patrol vehicle. The deputy observed a silver 2005 Toyota passenger car traveling Northbound at a high rate of speed, run a...
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Rose Marie Bean, 80

Rose Marie Bean, 80

Rose Marie Bean, 80, of Callaway, Md., passed away on April 7, 2021 after a short, albeit courageous battle with cancer. Rose was born on November 12, 1940 to Mary Ruth Woodburn (deceased) and Kenneth Aloysius Woodburn (deceased) in Pearson, Md. and graduated from St. Michael’s High School with her sister, Brenda L. Nash...
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Live Virtual Announcement: Joint COVID-19 Vaccination Initiatives for St. Mary’s County

Live Virtual Announcement: Joint COVID-19 Vaccination Initiatives for St. Mary’s County

The Office of Delegate Brian Crosby, Safeway, Inc., the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD), and St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) will host a live virtual announcement to inform the community about joint vaccination initiatives for St. Mary’s County. WHO:      Delegate Brian Crosby, Safeway, Inc., SMCHD and SMCPS WHEN:    Monday, April 12,...
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Joseph Wilbur “Mr. Joe” Vallandingham, Jr

Joseph Wilbur “Mr. Joe” Vallandingham, Jr

Joseph Wilbur “Mr. Joe” Vallandingham, Jr passed away on April 5, 2021 at his home with his loving family and caregivers by his side. Joe was born October 21, 1957 in Leonardtown, MD to Joseph Wilbur Vallandingham, Sr. and Mary Moonyeen (Graves) Vallandingham. He was a 1975 graduate of Ryken High School in Leonardtown,...
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