PNC Bank Gives Grant to the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
PNC Bank has given a $5,500 grant to the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center to fund a gardening program for young children.
The grant from the bank’s “Grow Up Great” program will go towards CBEC’s Creepy Crawlers Gardening Project for kids aged 1 to 5 years old. Participants will be taught the difference between fruits and vegetables, how to plant them, and learn about soil and plant growth. Included will be a visit to a farm and grocery store.
The classes will extend through April 2015.
“What makes this gardening program beneficial is the emphasis on joining the child in hands on interaction, play and discovery rather than imparting information,” says Judy Wink, CBEC’s executive director. “The gardening project and PNC’s ‘Grow Up Great’ mission are a perfect fit for the children in instilling a positive attitude about self.”
To register, go to CBEC’s website at www.bayrestoration.org and click “Creepy Crawlers” under Education Programs.
CBEC is a non-profit environmental center on the Kent Narrows in Grasonville, MD.
A Randallstown man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for robbing a bank in Easton using a toy gun. Donald Tyrone Gross, 44-years-old, was sentenced to 100 months federal time and five years of supervised release for the armed robbery. According to his guilty plea, Gross and his girlfriend traveled to Easton in April of last year and scouted out locations of banks to rob. Police said the couple decided they would rob the PNC Bank on 104 Marlboro Ave. Authorities said Gross entered the bank with a concealed toy gun that he wrapped in a sock from his infant son to mask the gun’s appearance. He demanded money from a bank teller and revealed he had the weapon on him. Prosecutors said Gross stole $5,000 and fled the bank with his girlfriend, only to be arrested the following day. Sherice Lacheryl Gunther, 32-years-old and also from Randallstown, got 91 days in prison and three years of supervised release for her role in the robbery.
Two local businesses helped bring holiday cheer to Memorial Hospital at Easton recently with the donation of decorated trees from the 2011 Talbot Hospice Festival of Trees.
PNC Bank generously donated a tree from the 2011 Talbot Hospice Festival of Trees to the Same Day Surgery unit at MHE. The tablestop tree will greet patients, family members and staff throughout the holiday season. Pictured from left are Susan Walbridge, RN, MSN, Manager, Ambulatory Care Services; Stephanie Lutz, RNBC; Jane Henning, Branch Manager,PNC Bank, Marlboro Branch; Cindy Coulbourne, Unit Secretary; Chris Laznovsky, Branch Manager, PNC Bank, Elliott Road Branch; and Jorge L. Melendez, AVP WorkPlace Business Development Officer, PNC Bank.
The Pediatrics Unit at MHE will be a little brighter during the holiday season thanks to a donation from SeaWatch International. The Snoopy tree will remain in the playroom of the Pediatric unit to bring some extra holiday happiness to children and their families. Pictured from left are Connie Chambers, RN; Doug Morrow, Human Resources Director, SeaWatch International; Jan Smith, RN. (SeaWatchTree1211.jpg)
The Centreville Police Department is investigating a Bank Robbery which occurred on November 22, 2011 at approximately 1300 hours. This occurred at the PNC Bank located at 210 Water Street, Centreville, Maryland.
Suspect is described as a black male, wearing a black rain type coat with a black hoodie underneath. He was also wearing a black and white scarf wrap partially around his face, light colored blue jeans and blue canvas type deck shoes.
A weapon was not displayed.
Suspect fled the bank on foot possibly to a waiting vehicle.
Any information should be forwarded to the Centreville Police Department, attention Lt. Meil,
Photos are attached of the suspect.
The Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office says it has a suspect in the recent robbery of the PNC Bank in Chester. Investigators say fingerprints left at the crime scene led to the arrest of Joseph James Hawkins of Frederick. The robbery began when a male wearing a dark-colored hooded jacket and a baseball hat entered the bank and handed a note to the teller, fleeing with more than $1,000. No weapon was shown, and no injuries occurred. Hopkins, currently in custody in West Virginia, is awaiting an extradition hearing to return to Maryland. He is suspected in several other bank robberies in Frederick and Littlestown, PA.
On February 19, 2010 the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff responded to a reported bank robbery at the Chester PNC Bank located at 120 S. Piney Rd. Chester, MD. Sheriff R. G. Hofmann was one of the first arriving officers on location and assisted in securing the premises. D/Cpl. Stephen Stouffer and other members of the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff Criminal Investigations Unit arrived on location an conducted an investigation of the incident assisted by the Maryland State Police. The investigation revealed that a Caucasian male wearing a dark colored hooded jacket and baseball hat entered the PNC Bank, presented a note to the teller and fled the location with an excess of $1000.00. There were no reported any injuries as a result of the robbery or a weapon displayed. D/Cpl. Stouffer learned that the suspect was possibly responsible for several bank robberies in Frederick MD and Littlestown PA. On February 25, 2010 D/Cpl. Stouffer was advised that the suspect had been positively identified as Joseph James Hopkins of Frederick MD through fingerprints recovered from one of the Frederick bank robberies as well as the Chester PNC Bank robbery. D/Cpl. Stouffer received information that Hopkins had been arrested in Charles Town, WV on February 25, 2010 on local violations of the West Virginia narcotics laws as well as suspected involvement in another bank robbery on February 22, 2010 in Capon Bridge WV.
Upon being notified of Hopkins arrest, D/Sgt. Bruce Layton and D/Cpl. Stouffer responded to Charles Town, WV and recovered physical evidence from Hopkins’ hotel room in connection with the February 19, 2010 Chester PNC Bank robbery. On February 26, 2010 D/Cpl. Stouffer received an arrest warrant for Hopkins for the PNC Robbery. The investigation of this incident is continuing. Hopkins is currently in police custody in West Virginia and is awaiting an extradition hearing to return to Maryland for his pending charges.
At 0922 Hours this morning a white male entered the PNC Bank located in Chester and presented a hand written note to one of the tellers demanding money. The suspect then reached over the counter, grabbed the money from the teller and fled the bank on foot. He was last seen on South Piney Creek Road going towards Rt. 18.
QA Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police responded to the location. Additional units responded to begin a search for the subject as well as contacting area banks. One of the Sheriff’s Office K9 Units also responded and began a track of the suspect which ended in a parking lot a short distance away.
The Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit is investigating the incident. No bank employees were injured in the robbery however the bank was closed for several hours while investigators were interviewing employees and the scene was being processed.
Anyone with possible information about this incident is asked to call Detective Steve Stouffer at (410) 758-0770.