Monthly Archives: February 2022

Rose Marie Strickland, 95

Rose Marie Strickland, 95

Rose Marie Strickland, 95, of La Plata, MD passed away at Sagepoint Senior Living Facility on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. She was born on July 6, 1926 in Winter Haven, FL to Charles Carlton and Edna Elizabeth Carlton “Hughes”. She was their only child. Rose was raised in Chicago, Ill where she graduated from...
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David “Dave” Allen Buckler, Sr., 66

David “Dave” Allen Buckler, Sr., 66

David “Dave” Allen Buckler, Sr., 66, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away peacefully after a fierce battle with Lung Cancer on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 in the comfort of his home with his beloved wife, Terri Buckler. Dave was born on July 24, 1955 in La Plata, MD to Henry Lawrence Buckler, Sr. and Margaret...
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Earl Randolph Baker, 70

Earl Randolph Baker, 70

Earl Randolph Baker, age 70, of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away on January 16, 2022, at University of MD, University Hospital, in Baltimore, MD. He was proceeded in death by his infant sister, Anna LaVonne Baker, and his parents, John Enoch and Anna Mae Baker. Earl loved his family which included his loving wife of...
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Gerard DiPreta, 80

Gerard DiPreta, 80

Gerard DiPreta, 80, of St. Leonard, MD, passed away on January 14, 2022 at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, MD. He was born on November 20, 1941 in Queens, NY to the late William DiPreta and Louise Vitti DiPreta. Gerard is a 1965 graduate of Bayside High School and a graduate of Pace...
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Regina Jeannette “Jeanne” (Tutak) Karr, 100

Regina Jeannette “Jeanne” (Tutak) Karr, 100

Regina Jeannette “Jeanne” (Tutak) Karr, 100, previously of Luray, VA passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in St. Inigoes, MD on Sunday, January 23, 2022, with her daughter by her side. Jeanne was born May 7, 1921, in Creighton, PA. She was the daughter of Polish immigrants who arrived in the United States...
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Margaret “Margo” Jennings Thompson, 72

Margaret “Margo” Jennings Thompson, 72

Margaret “Margo” Jennings Thompson, who is beloved to all who knew her, transitioned to her next life in Heaven on Saturday, January 15th, 2022, held in the light and warmth of family, pets, and the familiarity of home. She was 72 years old. Margo is survived by her adoring husband of 49 years, Derrill...
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Herbert Rudolph Staiger, 79

Herbert Rudolph Staiger, 79

Herbert Rudolph Staiger, of Bryantown, MD, age 79, passed away at the Charlotte Hall Veteran’s Home on January 21, 2022. He was born on August 31, 1942 in Washington, DC to the late Herbert Adolph Staiger of Stuttgart, Germany and the late Ann Weaver of Owensboro, Kentucky. When he was 3 years old his...
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Dennis “Denny” Mervin Houser, 81

Dennis “Denny” Mervin Houser, 81

Dennis “Denny” Mervin Houser, 81, of Dale City, VA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at his home with his family by his side. He was born on September 29, 1940 in Washington, DC to the late Milton Morris Houser and Pearl Beatrice Pearson Houser. Denny met the love of his life,...
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Juvenile Charged with Assault After Threatening to Shoot Clerk at Business in Waldorf

Juvenile Charged with Assault After Threatening to Shoot Clerk at Business in Waldorf

On January 24, 2022, at approximately 10:50 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to a business in the 2000 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of an assault. A preliminary investigation showed the suspect, 16, attempted to buy cigarettes from the clerk, but the clerk refused the sale...
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James Robert Jameson

James Robert Jameson

James Robert Jameson passed away on January 19, 2022 at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, MD. James was born in Washington, DC on August 20, 1947 and grew up in Camp Springs, MD where he attended Crossland High School. James was a veteran serving in Vietnam and ROTC from 1968 to 1973. He...
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Jose “Joe” Luis Laboy, Jr., 68

Jose “Joe” Luis Laboy, Jr., 68

Jose “Joe” Luis Laboy, Jr., 68, of Great Mills, MD passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 13, 2022. He was a bright star in this often-difficult world and will be missed by so many friends and family members. We are completely unprepared for this unexpected loss and miss him greatly. Joe was born to...
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Suzanne Donlon Lee

Suzanne Donlon Lee

Suzanne (Suzie) was born in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia and first moved to the United States in 1964. She grew up in Waldwick, New Jersey and later settled in Warwick, New York in 1999. In 2005, her and her daughter, Devin, relocated to Lexington Park, Maryland. Suzie and Devin moved in with Kathleen, Suzie’s mom,...
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Richard “Dickie” Edward Haig, 75

Richard “Dickie” Edward Haig, 75

Richard “Dickie” Edward Haig, 75, of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. He was born on March 10, 1946 in Washington, DC to the late Richard Annis Haig and Juanita Iris (Vogel) Haig. Dickie met the love of his life, Linda Haig...
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William Roger Hall, 81

William Roger Hall, 81

William Roger Hall, 81, of California, MD (formerly of Laurel, DE) went home to be with the Lord on January 14, 2022. He was born on February 10, 1940 in Washington, D.C. to the late James Sherman Hall and Nell Ruth (Murchison) Hall. Roger, as he was fondly known by his family and friends,...
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Freddie Allen Young, 71

Freddie Allen Young, 71

Freddie Allen Young, 71, of Hughesville, MD went to be with our Lord and Savior unexpectedly early in the morning of Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Calvert Health Medical Center in Prince Frederick, MD. He was born on September 17, 1950 in La Plata, MD, to the late Vernon Roy and Ruth Margaret Young...
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James “Jim” Elwood Bell, 76

James “Jim” Elwood Bell, 76

James “Jim” Elwood Bell, 76, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away at home on Saturday, January 15, 2022. Jim was born in Washington D.C. to Elwood Earl Bell and Elsie Grace Bell “Richardson” on November 9, 1945. He was one (1) of five (5) children. After graduating from high school, he was drafted into the...
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Richard “Dick” Leroy Litzinger, 78

Richard “Dick” Leroy Litzinger, 78

Richard “Dick” Leroy Litzinger, 78, of Mechanicsville, MD (formerly of Madera, PA) passed away peacefully on January 17, 2022 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, MD. He was born on December 3, 1943 in Cambria County, PA to the late Arthur Elliot Litzinger and Mary Elizabeth (Nisewonger) Litzinger. Richard would enlist in the US...
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St. Leonard Man Sentenced for Animal Cruelty for Hitting Dog at Animal Shelter

St. Leonard Man Sentenced for Animal Cruelty for Hitting Dog at Animal Shelter

Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announced that Kenneth David Bonolis, 58, of St. Leonard, was sentenced on January 25, 2022 for the crime of animal cruelty. Bonolis received a sentence of 14 days incarceration to be followed by a period of home detention. The sentence followed a jury trial held before the Honorable...
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Police in Waldorf Arrest Man and Locate Replica Firearm and Drugs in his Car

Police in Waldorf Arrest Man and Locate Replica Firearm and Drugs in his Car

On January 28, 2022, at approximately 1:30 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office observed a vehicle parked near the entrance to a store on Mall Circle and the driver appeared to be asleep or unconscious. As officers investigated, they were able to wake the driver up. Upon further investigation, officers detected a...
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Police in Charles County Arrest Waldorf Man who Assaulted Woman During Attempted Robbery

Police in Charles County Arrest Waldorf Man who Assaulted Woman During Attempted Robbery

On January 28, 2022, at approximately 7:50 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office received a call for the report of an attempted robbery and assault that just occurred. The victim indicated she was jogging on Berry Road near Ironwood Drive in Waldorf when a male approached her and demanded her cell phone....
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13-Year-Old Female Charged with First, Second Degree Assault After Vicious Attack at Matthew Henson Middle School, Police Investigating

13-Year-Old Female Charged with First, Second Degree Assault After Vicious Attack at Matthew Henson Middle School, Police Investigating

On Monday, January 31, 2022, at 3:00 p.m., during the school’s afternoon dismissal, a school resource officer responded to the report of an assault involving two 8th grade students at Matthew Henson Middle School in the 3500 block of Livingston Road in Indian Head. When the officer arrived, school staff had already intervened; however,...
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Maryland Farm & Harvest Visits Baltimore, Calvert, Harford and Frederick Counties During February 1, 2022 Episode

Maryland Farm & Harvest Visits Baltimore, Calvert, Harford and Frederick Counties During February 1, 2022 Episode

Maryland Public Television’s (MPT) popular original series Maryland Farm & Harvest, now in its ninth season, will feature farms and locations in Baltimore, Calvert, Harford and Federick counties during a new episode airing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.  Viewers can watch on MPT-HD and online at mpt.org/livestream. The weekly series takes...
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Maryland’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops Below 10%, State Continues to Report Lowest Case Rate In U.S.

Maryland’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops Below 10%, State Continues to Report Lowest Case Rate In U.S.

Governor Larry Hogan announced that Maryland’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped below 10%, as the state continues to report substantial declines in key health metrics. “For the second straight day, our positivity rate is in single digits, another sign of the encouraging progress we are making,” said Governor Hogan. “While we are emerging from...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Bomb Threat Called Into Bowie State University

Maryland State Police Investigating Bomb Threat Called Into Bowie State University

Maryland State Police are actively investigating a bomb threat called in Monday morning, January 31, 2022, aimed at Bowie State University. Police are on scene conducting a full search of the campus. There are no reported injuries, no devices found or further threats to the public at this time. Shortly before 6:00 a.m., on...
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Three La Plata Police Officers Recognized for May 2021, Self-Initiated Call for Service

Three La Plata Police Officers Recognized for May 2021, Self-Initiated Call for Service

On May 18, 2021, at approximately 12:34 p.m., Sergeant Jason Posey and Corporal Tommy Johnston were conducting a routine patrol check in La Plata Village Center when they observed an individual occupying a green Toyota Corolla who appeared to be unconscious. Upon investigation, they found the individual was not only unconscious, but also not...
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