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Daily Archives: January 5, 2015

FINAL CHECKOUT: Cops say man camped out with tent on bed in his motel room; found dead when he failed to check out on time

The initial investigation has determined that the incident was reported at approximately 2:30 p.m., Saturday, January 3, 2015, after an employee of the Days Inn located at 900 Churchman’s Road in Newark, contacted 9-1-1 after finding a motel guest apparently deceased in his room after checking on his welfare. Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the motel where they located Matthew Ornstein, 34, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, unresponsive inside of a tent that he had erected on top of his bed inside of the room. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Walter “Dickie” Barnes Jr. Veteran and Volunteer

Walter “Dickie” Barnes, Jr., 67 of Ridge, passed away surrounded by loved ones on December 18, 2014. He was a proud and active resident of St. Mary’s County. He was a member of the American Legion, Lions Club, Optimist Club and VFW. His hobbies included hunting, playing cards, spending time with family and helping others in any way he could.