Monthly Archives: June 2021

Fire Marshal Investigating Shed Fire in Mechanicsville

Fire Marshal Investigating Shed Fire in Mechanicsville

On Friday, June 11, 2021, at approximately 3:50 p.m., firefighters from Charles and St. Mary’s County responded to 13370 Ryceville Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a detached shed fully engulfed in flames with multiple propane tanks on fire. Firefighters operated on the scene...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Unit Announce 2021 Youth Summer Sports Camps

Charles County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Unit Announce 2021 Youth Summer Sports Camps

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Unit has announced the dates for the 2021 youth summer sports camps: Ladies Leadership Soccer Camp will take place at Laurel Springs Regional Park in La Plata on June 22 – 24 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The program is being offered to young ladies in grades 3 through...
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Rediscover Leonardtown with Weekend Events!

Rediscover Leonardtown with Weekend Events!

Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? Why not come discover Leonardtown. This small Southern Maryland Town is big on charm and excitement. If you’re seeking adventure, there’s plenty to find here from water sports to seaplane rides. Are you looking to explore your creative side? As an Arts & Entertainment...
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UPDATE: 19-Year-Old Killed in Single Vehicle Crash in Cheltenham

UPDATE: 19-Year-Old Killed in Single Vehicle Crash in Cheltenham

UPDATE 6/10/2021: The deceased victim is identified as 19-year-old Latrell McCants of Temple Hills, MD. On Sunday, June 6, 2021, at approximately 5:40 p.m., First Responders responded to the area of the 9400 block of Surratts Road and Frank Tippet Road in Cheltenham, for the reported motor vehicle collision with a car on fire,...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Industrial Incident Involving MDOT SHA in Anne Arundel County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Industrial Incident Involving MDOT SHA in Anne Arundel County

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal industrial incident that occurred earlier today in Anne Arundel County. The deceased is identified as Michael T. Spencer, Sr., 54, of Baltimore, Maryland, who was transported from the scene to the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center and pronounced deceased at 12:50 p.m. Around noon on...
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St. Mary’s County Seeking Information on Scooter Stolen from Lexington Park

St. Mary’s County Seeking Information on Scooter Stolen from Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to recover a stolen scooter, taken from the 45700 block of Lord Baltimore Way in Lexington Park on Friday, May 14, 2021 at around noon. Anyone with information about the location of the scooter, the identity of the suspects who took the scooter or this incident...
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La Plata Community Walk / Clean Up Day

La Plata Community Walk / Clean Up Day

The La Plata Police Department is sponsoring a community walk/clean up day through the Kent Avenue Corridor this Saturday, June 12, 2021, from 9:30 a.m., to 11:30 a.m. During the walk residents can meet elected officials, local law enforcement, faith-based leaders, representatives from local businesses, and non-profits. The Charles County Department of Health will...
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Three Teens Charged with Attempted Murder of Officer After Using Stolen Vehicle to Hit Police Officer

Three Teens Charged with Attempted Murder of Officer After Using Stolen Vehicle to Hit Police Officer

The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested and charged three suspects with the attempted murder of an officer on Wednesday in Temple Hills. The first suspect is 18-year-old Paul Canarte of the 1100 block of 3rd Street in Northwest, Washington, DC. The two additional suspects are juveniles who are charged as adults. On Wednesday...
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GenOn Holdings Announces Retirement of Three Coal-Fired Power Plants Including Charles County Morgantown Site

GenOn Holdings Announces Retirement of Three Coal-Fired Power Plants Including Charles County Morgantown Site

GenOn Holdings, LLC (GenOn) announced on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, that it has initiated the process to permanently retire 2,421 MW of coal-fired electric generating capacity at three stations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. The three facilities and associated coal retirements are the 627MW Avon Lake Generating Station located in Avon Lake, OH; the...
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No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Drives Into Residence in Lexington Park, Police Searching for Operator

No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Drives Into Residence in Lexington Park, Police Searching for Operator

On Friday, June 11, 2021, at approximately 10:18 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to 21831 Ronald Drive and Watt Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving a structure. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and halfway into the basement of an...
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VIDEO: Police Seeking Identity of Burglary Suspect in California

VIDEO: Police Seeking Identity of Burglary Suspect in California

On Friday, June 11, 2021, at approximately 7:30 p.m., an unidentified white male broke into a shed located in the 44700 block of St Andrews Church Road in California, before fleeing the area of foot. The suspect stole a lock to the shed and then entered the shed before fleeing the area on foot....
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Located and Arrested Bryan Allen Roberts, 33

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Located and Arrested Bryan Allen Roberts, 33

UPDATE: On June 10, 2021, Deputy First Class Budd, from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 22500 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported wanted individual. Contact was made with Bryan Allen Roberts, 33 of no fixed address, who was wanted on numerous warrants. Roberts refused to...
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La Plata Police Department Receives Complaints of Door-to-Door Solicitation

La Plata Police Department Receives Complaints of Door-to-Door Solicitation

The La Plata Police Department has recently received several complaints about door-to-door solicitors. Door-to-door solicitation is not permitted in the La Plata without a permit from Town Hall. If you notice door-to-door solicitors in your neighborhood, please give LPPD a call (non-emergency) 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (M-F) call 301-934-1500, all other hours please call –...
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Elizabeth Anne McCoy Hayes, 68

Elizabeth Anne McCoy Hayes, 68

Elizabeth Anne McCoy Hayes, 68, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side in Leonardtown on June 6th, 2021. She was born in Scotland, Maryland of Fred and Beth McCoy, one of 12 children. Married Walter Edwin Hayes in 1976 with three children, Walter Ian Hayes, Matthew Brendan Hayes, and Mary...
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Margaret Ann Long, 80

Margaret Ann Long, 80

Margaret Ann Long, 80, of Avenue, MD, passed away on June 5, 2021 in Solomons, MD. She was born on January 29th 1941 in Washington, DC and was the daughter of the late Margaret Ann Montgomery Huseman and Carl Joseph Huseman, Sr., and the stepdaughter of Thelma Virginia Morris. Margaret was the loving wife...
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Frances Arleen “Frankie” Gass, 78

Frances Arleen “Frankie” Gass, 78

Frances Arleen “Frankie” Gass, 78, of Hollywood, MD, passed away on June 2, 2021 with her family by her side. Born January 2, 1943 in Washington, DC, she was the loving daughter of the late Paul Benjamin Wise and Mable Virginia Holt Wise. Frankie was the loving wife of Robert Merrill Gass, Sr., whom...
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Teresa D. Cusic

Teresa D. Cusic

Teresa D. Cusic passed into eternal rest, in Leonardtown, on June 1st, 2021. Teresa was 93. Teresa was the daughter of Richard and Beatrice Woodburn, one of 13 children, and lived in St Mary’s County all her life. She is preceded in death by her husband, William F. Cusic, Sr. (Bill). She loved the...
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Elizabeth “Ellen” Hewitt, 88

Elizabeth “Ellen” Hewitt, 88

Elizabeth “Ellen” Hewitt, age 88 of Leonardtown MD, formerly of Valley Lee, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on May 31, 2021 at her residence. Ellen was born on September 4, 1932 in Maddox, MD. She was the daughter of the late Hillary Francis and Lillian Mae (Pilkerton) Hill. Ellen was the...
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Ashley Renee Merkle “Boogey”, 31

Ashley Renee Merkle “Boogey”, 31

Ashley Renee Merkle “Boogey”, 31, of Lexington Park, MD formerly from Hollywood, MD passed away on May 30, 2021. She was born on September 10, 1989 in Leonardtown, MD, and was the loving daughter of Kimberly Ann Mills of Lexington Park, MD, Charles F. Merkle, Sr. of Bushwood, MD, and stepfather Brad Mills of...
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Catherine “Cathy” Annette Lyon Moore, 60

Catherine “Cathy” Annette Lyon Moore, 60

Catherine “Cathy” Annette Lyon Moore, 60, of Loveville, MD, formerly from Hollywood, MD, passed away on May 30, 2021 in Baltimore, MD. Born November 5, 1960 in Leonardtown, MD, she was the loving daughter of Catherine Louise Vandenbos and the late Truman Lyon. Cathy was the loving wife of the late Jackson Howard Moore,...
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Joseph “Joe” Gutman of Hollywood

Joseph “Joe” Gutman of Hollywood

Joseph “Joe” Gutman of Hollywood, Maryland (son of Joseph and Rose Gutman) passed away on May 27, 2021 after complications following a bone marrow transplant through Johns Hopkins Hospital. Despite battling lymphoma years earlier and then leukemia, Joe handled every situation and setback with strength, dignity and even humor. Joe met the love of...
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Dale Darwood Van Meter, 84

Dale Darwood Van Meter, 84

Dale Darwood Van Meter, 84 of Lexington Park, MD passed away peacefully on May 27, 2021 at home with his wife and children by his side after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Dale was born on December 5, 1936 in Petersburg, WV to the late Mary Elizabeth Van Meter. He was preceded in...
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Richard Paul “Ricky” Yeatman, 64

Richard Paul “Ricky” Yeatman, 64

Richard Paul “Ricky” Yeatman, 64, of Ridge, MD, died at home on June 7, 2021. He was born July 28, 1956, in Leonardtown, a twin son of Harry and Margaret Raley Yeatman. He grew up in Dameron and attended St. Michael’s School and Great Mills High School, graduating in the Class of 1974. In...
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Andrew “Andy” Owen Thompson, 35

Andrew “Andy” Owen Thompson, 35

Andrew “Andy” Owen Thompson, 35, of Myrtle Beach, SC (formerly of Mechanicsville, MD), passed away unexpectedly on June 2, 2021. He was born on February 22, 1986, in Clinton, MD to Charles Owen Thompson and Brenda Elaine Thompson. Andy was a complicated man who loved his family. He was a devoted husband to Nancy...
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Nancy “Ashi” Sigrit Thompson

Nancy “Ashi” Sigrit Thompson

Nancy “Ashi” Sigrit Thompson, third daughter of David Cáceres and Ana Soler, was born on February 29, 1988, in Bogota, Colombia. Loved by her grandparents Salvador Cáceres, Ana Celia Galindo, Gumersindo Soler and Dovelda Peña, who were fortunate to see her grow up. Nancy had a beautiful childhood full of dancing, games, and fun...
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