Monthly Archives: May 2021

Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision in Anne Arundel County, Calvert Woman and Lothian Man Killed

Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision in Anne Arundel County, Calvert Woman and Lothian Man Killed

On Thursday, May 27, 2021 at approximately 12:50 a.m., officers responded to the area of Southern Maryland Boulevard (MD Route 4) at the intersection with Lower Pindell Road in Lothian, for a multiple vehicle collision involving fatal injuries. Investigation determined a Dodge Charger was traveling Southbound on MD Route 4 approaching the intersection, when...
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Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Monday, May 31, 2021, is Memorial Day. This day is a national holiday, for remembering and honoring men and women, who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Waterloo, New York, was declared the official birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966. The holiday had many origins,...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death in Avenue

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death in Avenue

On Sunday, May 30, 2021, at approximately 6:35 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the 23000 block of Oakley Road in Avenue, for the report of one not breathing. Police arrived on the scene to find a 21-year-old female not breathing and pronounced the victim deceased on the scene. All responding fire...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Robbery at Lexington Park Hotel

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Robbery at Lexington Park Hotel

On Saturday, May 29, 2021, at approximately 10:55 p.m., police responded to the TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Lexington Park located at 22520 Three Notch Road, for the reported hold up alarm. Officers arrived on the scene to find a white male suspect entered the hotel and threatened an employee with a weapon while...
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Laurel Man Charged with Rape and Murder in 40-Year-Old Cold Case

Laurel Man Charged with Rape and Murder in 40-Year-Old Cold Case

Howard County police have charged a Laurel man with rape and murder in a long-unsolved kidnapping case dating back nearly 40 years. Howard Jackson Bradberry, Jr., 62, of Montgomery Street, was arrested at his home May 25 after DNA test results linked him to a 1982 crime scene where the body of Laney Lee...
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Corporal Joseph Somerville Jr Retires from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office After More Than 25 Years of Service

Corporal Joseph Somerville Jr Retires from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office After More Than 25 Years of Service

On Friday, May 28, 2021, Corporal Joseph Somerville Jr., officially retired from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office after a distinguished career spanning more than 25 years. During his career Cpl. Somerville served in many capacities. He was a patrol deputy for 17 of his 25 years as well as part of the Motor...
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Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins June 1, 2021

Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins June 1, 2021

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1, 2021, and goes through Nov. 30, 2021. Being aware and being prepared can make a significant difference in an emergency. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. For 2021, a likely range of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph...
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NAS Patuxent River Updates Select Programs Under New COVID Guidelines

NAS Patuxent River Updates Select Programs Under New COVID Guidelines

Naval Air Station’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR), Commissary, Navy Exchange, and other services announced updates to some of their programming following new DoD COVID guidelines. “We’re thrilled to be able to reopen some programs and expand others to our patrons while safely operating in a COVID environment,” said Jeff Sias, NAS Patuxent River...
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Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Open Season With Blowout Win

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Open Season With Blowout Win

The longest offseason of Daryl Thompson’s (W, 1-0) career was no match for the reigning Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year. After 613 days of no Blue Crabs baseball, the 2021 season started with a power surge in a 12-3 victory over the West Virginia Power. Coming off a historic 2019 campaign in which...
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Governor Hogan and State Tourism Officials Encourage Travelers to Visit Maryland This Summer

Governor Hogan and State Tourism Officials Encourage Travelers to Visit Maryland This Summer

Governor Larry Hogan joined the Maryland Department of Commerce Office of Tourism to encourage Maryland travelers to reconnect and recharge in the State of Maryland. From traveling along one of the state’s 18 scenic byways, to enjoying Maryland’s Outdoor Collection, or navigating the waters of the Chesapeake Bay with a certified Chesapeake Bay Storyteller on a guided water-based...
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Police Investigating Robbery in Lexington Park

Police Investigating Robbery in Lexington Park

On Saturday, May 29, 2021, at approximately 10:40 p.m.,  police responded to 21151 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported robbery. Police arrived on the scene to find one victim with injuries to his upper body and said a black male assaulted and robbed him. The victim denied an ambulance. The suspect...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Attempting to Find Owner of Peddle Boat Found in Breton Bay

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Attempting to Find Owner of Peddle Boat Found in Breton Bay

On Saturday, May 29, 2021, at approximately 9:00 a.m., a citizen reported an unoccupied paddle boat floating in Breton Bay. Maryland Department of Natural Resources Officers responded to assist and located a blue and white pedal boat floating in Breton Bay. There were no signs of immediate use. Therefore, officers believe the boat may...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Corporal Gregory Fortson

Prince George’s County Police Department Regrets to Announce Passing of Corporal Gregory Fortson

The Prince George’s County Police Department is mourning the death of Corporal Gregory Fortson. Corporal Fortson passed away earlier this week following a medical emergency. He was off-duty at the time. Corporal Fortson was a 13-year veteran of the agency and currently assigned to the Bureau of Patrol, District IV Oxon Hill station and...
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Governor Hogan Announces Additional Legislative Actions

Governor Hogan Announces Additional Legislative Actions

Governor Larry Hogan announced in letters to General Assembly leaders that, in accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, he has vetoed the following legislation passed during the 2021 legislative session: HB 1322 – Primary and Secondary Education – School Personnel Not Returning to In-Person Instruction and Work – Accommodations and...
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Governor Hogan Vetoes Sanctuary State Legislation

Governor Hogan Vetoes Sanctuary State Legislation

Governor Larry Hogan issued vetoes of four legislative measures. HB 16, sanctuary state legislation that would impede local law enforcement’s ability to cooperate with federal law enforcement. HB 23, legislation that would impede law enforcement’s ability to conduct investigations. SB 420, legislation to legalize the possession and distribution of heroin paraphernalia. SB 202, legislation removing...
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No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Rollover on Hermanville Road in Lexington Park

No Injuries Reported After Single Vehicle Rollover on Hermanville Road in Lexington Park

On Saturday, May 29, 2021, at approximately 11:25 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Hermanville Road and Dixon Court in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious with one vehicle overturned and one subject possibly trapped. One citizen who observed the vehicles headlights in the woods stopped...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Hit and Run Involving Pedestrian in Mechanicsville

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Hit and Run Involving Pedestrian in Mechanicsville

On Saturday, May 29, 2021, at approximately 3:25 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 42264 Ridge Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. Crews arrived on the scene to find an adult male victim in the roadway. The striking vehicle fled the scene prior...
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Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Early Morning Kitchen Fire in Mechanicsville, Seven Occupants Displaced

Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Early Morning Kitchen Fire in Mechanicsville, Seven Occupants Displaced

On Saturday, May 29, 2021, at approximately 1:37 a.m., 45 firefighters from Mechanicsville, Leonardtown, Seventh District, Hollywood, Bay District and Charles County responded to the 25800 block of Budderleigh Place in Mechanicsville, for the reported kitchen fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find smoke showing from a 2-story split foyer residence. Firefighters made...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Pedestrian Crash In Prince George’s County That Killed 38-Year-Old Man

Maryland State Police Investigating Pedestrian Crash In Prince George’s County That Killed 38-Year-Old Man

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred early this morning in Prince George’s County. Shortly after 2:25 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack responded to the northbound Route 5 south of Interstate 495 on a report of a motor vehicle crash. According to a preliminary investigation, a...
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Alexander Francis John Kapczynski, Sr. 85

Alexander Francis John Kapczynski, Sr. 85

Alexander Francis John Kapczynski, Sr. 85 of California, MD (formerly of Fort Mill, SC) passed away on May 21, 2021 at his daughter’s home surrounded by his family. He was born on February 3, 1936 in Bronx, New York to the late Francis Kapczynski and Alexandra (Czinik) Kapchen. Alexander married Ernestina Lee “Tina” Ferrari...
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Lois Kessler Groome, 96

Lois Kessler Groome, 96

Lois Kessler Groome, 96, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away, Saturday, May 22, 2021 at her home. She was born June 15, 1924 in Clifty, West Virginia to the late Andrew A. Kessler and Chloe Caldwell Kessler. An independent woman, Lois met William Burroughs Groome, (“Bill”) while attending business college and enjoyed a loving marriage...
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Ruth Janet Alberty, 67

Ruth Janet Alberty, 67

Ruth Janet Alberty, 67 of California, MD passed away on May 20, 2021 in Washington, D.C. She was born on April 1, 1954 in Coamo, Puerto Rico to the late Juan Justiniano Colon and Ruth Colon. Janet (as she preferred to be called) married Jose Manuel Alberty-Galarza on October 22, 1971 in Carolina, Puerto...
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Ernestine C. Hewitt “Pretty”, 98

Ernestine C. Hewitt “Pretty”, 98

Ernestine C. Hewitt “Pretty”, 98, of Valley Lee, MD passed away on May 24, 2021 in Callaway, MD. She was born on May 25, 1923 in Hollywood, MD and was the loving daughter of the late Louise Hayden Clarke and Ernest Clarke. Pretty was the loving wife of the late Wellington Hewitt whom she...
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Joyce Paulette Whalen, 66

Joyce Paulette Whalen, 66

Joyce Paulette Whalen, 66, of Fort Washington, MD formerly from Budd’s Creek, MD passed away peacefully on May 24, 2021 in Clinton, MD. She was born on November 12, 1954 in Leonardtown, MD. Joyce was the loving daughter of the late Mary Jane Whalen and Thomas Paul Whalen. She is survived by her daughter...
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Five Maryland State Police Aviation Personnel Recognized for Statewide Safety Efforts

Five Maryland State Police Aviation Personnel Recognized for Statewide Safety Efforts

Five members of the Maryland State Police Aviation Command were recognized this week for their efforts to promote safety during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic by the State Employees Risk Management Administration (SERMA). The three troopers and two civilian pilots were honored during SERMA’s two-day virtual conference, which recognized more than a dozen...
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