Monthly Archives: October 2021

Sprinkler Systems Extinguish Fire on Third Floor Balcony in Lexington Park

Sprinkler Systems Extinguish Fire on Third Floor Balcony in Lexington Park

On Friday, October 1, 2021, at approximately 2:52 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, and Valley Lee responded to the 46000 block of Morning Dew Lane in Lexington Park, for the reported fire on a third floor balcony. Crews arrived on the scene to find nothing evident from the 3-story apartment complex...
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Calvert Citizens Invited to Participate in Town Hall Meeting on Police Accountability Board on Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Calvert Citizens Invited to Participate in Town Hall Meeting on Police Accountability Board on Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The Calvert County Office of the County Attorney, on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), will hold a public town hall meeting Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, from 6-8 p.m., to receive public input regarding the creation of a Calvert County Police Accountability Board (PAB). The meeting will be held at the Harriet...
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Prince George’s County Firefighter Shot and Killed in Washington D.C., Police Offering Reward for Information Leading to Arrest

Prince George’s County Firefighter Shot and Killed in Washington D.C., Police Offering Reward for Information Leading to Arrest

On Saturday, October 2, 2021, at approximately 11:08 p.m., police responded to the 1300 block of Half Street SW in Washington D.C., for the sounds of gunshots. At approximately 11:08 pm, members of the First District responded to the listed location for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located two adult males and...
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One Injured After Single Vehicle Strikes Pole in Lexington Park

One Injured After Single Vehicle Strikes Pole in Lexington Park

On Saturday, October 2, 2021, at approximately 9:10 a.m., an ambulance responding to the Toyota of Southern Maryland for a medical call came across a vehicle into a pole in front of the dealership and requested a motor vehicle accident assignment. Police, fire and rescue personnel were dispatched and upon arrival, they found a...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash That Killed 20-Year-Old Aquasco Man

Police in Charles County Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash That Killed 20-Year-Old Aquasco Man

On Friday, October 1, 2021, at approximately 3:24 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 15300 block of Woodville Road in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle crash involving a van and a motorcycle. An off-duty Charles County Sheriff’s officer was the first to arrive on the scene....
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UPDATE: 44-Year-Old Bryans Road Woman Killed in Motorcycle Crash

UPDATE: 44-Year-Old Bryans Road Woman Killed in Motorcycle Crash

UPDATE 10/2/2021 @ 7:15 p.m.: On October 2 at 8:45 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle crash near the intersection of Billingsley Road and Catchpenny Place in Bryans Road. Police and Fire/EMS responded to the scene and attempted to provide life-saving measures to the motorcycle driver; however, she...
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Attempted Traffic Stop on Stolen Car Leads to Arrest of Suspect and Recovery of Loaded Firearm

Attempted Traffic Stop on Stolen Car Leads to Arrest of Suspect and Recovery of Loaded Firearm

On September 30, 2021, at 5:47 p.m., a patrol officer from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office attempted to initiate a traffic stop in the area of Crain Highway at Billingsley Road on a car that had been reported stolen. The driver refused to pull over and instead accelerated and fled to the area of...
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Police in Charles County Charge Bryans Road Man with Illegal Possession of a Firearm While Investigating Assault Case

Police in Charles County Charge Bryans Road Man with Illegal Possession of a Firearm While Investigating Assault Case

On September 30, 2021, detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office were conducting an investigation into an assault and were inside a residence in the 200 block of Gentry Court in Bryans Road. During the investigation, detectives found a loaded firearm inside the house. Edward Carroll Gaines, 73, of Bryans Road, is prohibited from...
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Alzheimer’s Association Invites Charles County Residents to Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Association Invites Charles County Residents to Walk to End Alzheimer’s

More than 200 Charles County residents and their families and friends will unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Charles County on Saturday, October 2 at the La Plata Town Hall. Returning to lead this year’s Walk are Jeannine James,...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death of Waldorf Woman

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death of Waldorf Woman

On Thursday, September 30, 2021, at 5:15 p.m., officers responded to the 9500 block of Pep Rally Lane in Waldorf for the report of a death. Shawna Borten Hardesty, 39, was discovered inside her home with a gunshot wound. Family members were inside the house and spoke with investigators. A preliminary investigation indicates this...
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Prince George’s County Narcotics Trafficker Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to Eight Years in Federal Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Five Kilograms of Cocaine

Prince George’s County Narcotics Trafficker Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to Eight Years in Federal Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Five Kilograms of Cocaine

U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Dwayne Douglas, age 39, of Bowie, Maryland, to eight years in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release for being a member of a conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute five kilograms of cocaine. The guilty plea and sentence were announced...
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Charles County Detectives Charge Man with Illegal Possession of a Firearm

Charles County Detectives Charge Man with Illegal Possession of a Firearm

On Friday, September 24, 2021, at 6:15 a.m., detectives were at an apartment in the 12000 block of Abberly Place in Waldorf conducting an investigation. While inside the residence, investigators observed a 9mm handgun and learned the occupant of the apartment is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a previous conviction of a...
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Howard Winthrop Kinports, Jr., 91

Howard Winthrop Kinports, Jr., 91

Howard Winthrop Kinports, Jr., 91, of Hollywood, MD passed away on September 18, 2021 at his home with his loving family at his side. He was born on April 7, 1930 in Winthrop, MA to the late Howard Winthrop Kinports, Sr. and Mildred Allison. On October 2, 1950 Howard enlisted in the United States...
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Lucia Cahill, 58

Lucia Cahill, 58

Lucia Cahill, 58, passed away unexpectedly September 24, 2021 at Charles Regional Medical Center. She was born December 20, 1962 to Carlos Gutierrez Alcaraz and Olimpia Gonzalez Salcido in Mexico. She is one (1) of five (5) children. Lucia worked as a Manager at Sakura in Waldorf for 17 years. She would light up...
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Michael (Mike) David Wescott

Michael (Mike) David Wescott

Michael (Mike) David Wescott, 62, of Leonardtown, MD passed away peacefully on September 21, at his home. He was born on August 18, 1959 in San Diego, CA. Mike graduated in 1977 from Westbrook High School in Westbrook, ME. After graduation Mike joined the Air Force stationed at Dover Air Force base until 1985....
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James Myron Downs, ‘Jimmy’ 80

James Myron Downs, ‘Jimmy’ 80

James Myron Downs, ‘Jimmy’ 80, of Hollywood, MD passed away on September 24, 2021 at Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. He was born on January 22, 1941 in Washington, D.C. to the late George Myron Downs Jr. and Helen Bernice Milburn Downs. Jimmy worked for the Department of Defense for over 30...
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William Calvin Dozier, 74

William Calvin Dozier, 74

William Calvin Dozier, 74, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away peacefully on Monday, September 20, 2021 at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on December 26, 1946 to the late, William Calvin Dozier, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Sauerwein. Bill enlisted in the United States Marine Corp in February,...
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Sharon Gail Weiner, 71

Sharon Gail Weiner, 71

Sharon Gail Weiner, 71, of Lexington Park, MD passed away on September 25, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 28, 1949 in Baltimore, MD to the late Harrison Sachs and Shirley Barshook Sachs. On October 31,1971, Sharon married her beloved husband, John Samuel Weiner in Baltimore,...
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Darlene Theresa DeGraves, 75

Darlene Theresa DeGraves, 75

Darlene Theresa DeGraves, 75, of Piney Point, MD passed away peacefully at home on September 18th, 2021. She was born on July 26, 1946 in Baltimore, MD to the late Edgar Chambers, Sr. and Ruth Merling Chambers. On December 28, 1974, Darlene married her beloved husband, Donald Andrew DeGraves, Sr. at St. Timothy Lutheran...
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Grace Marie Shumaker, 80

Grace Marie Shumaker, 80

Grace Marie Shumaker, 80, of California, MD passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. She was born in Silver Spring, MD on February 6, 1941 to the late, Paul Francis Panholzer and Elizabeth Wilhelmina (Pullin) Panholzer. A woman with a warm heart and caring spirit,...
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Philip Harry Gaskill, 74

Philip Harry Gaskill, 74

Philip Harry Gaskill, 74, of Charlotte Hall, MD passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, MD. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 6, 1947 to the late, Philip N. Gaskill and Anne Taylor Gaskill. He is survived by his children, Gregory E. Gaskill (Sarah) of...
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Frances Regina Wise Dean, 94

Frances Regina Wise Dean, 94

Frances Regina Wise Dean, 94, of Ridge, MD passed away on September 19, 2021 at Chesapeake Shores Nursing Center in Lexington Park, MD. She was born on July 14, 1927 in Ridge, MD to the late George Clarence Wise and Annie Ruth Wilkinson Wise. Frances is a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County. On...
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Michael Lane Taylor, 62

Michael Lane Taylor, 62

Michael Lane Taylor, 62, of Clinton Md went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 4, 2021. He was born on October 7, 1959 in Bluefield, West Virginia. He was born to the late Burl Xavier Taylor and Shirley {Rash} Taylor. Michael grew up in Forrestville, Md and later moved to Lexington...
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Emidio Joseph “Mead” Pasqualucci, 87

Emidio Joseph “Mead” Pasqualucci, 87

Emidio Joseph “Mead” Pasqualucci, 87, of Waldorf, MD, passed away on September 23, 2021. Mead was born on April 11, 1934 in Vestaburg, PA to the late Emilio and Lucia (Maccarone) Pasqualucci. Mead grew up in Brownsville, PA. He attended Brownsville High School and the University of Pittsburgh. He honed his bartending skills at...
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Lt. John David “Wick” Wickenhofer, USN (Ret.), 64

Lt. John David “Wick” Wickenhofer, USN (Ret.), 64

Lt. John David “Wick” Wickenhofer, USN (Ret.), 64, of Great Mills, MD passed away on September 21, 2021 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born in Clarksburg, WV to the late John Davis Wickenhofer and Dorothy Riley Stallman. The third of six children, he enjoyed sports, music, movies, gaming and family. He wrestled...
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