Fire & Rescue

PG County Police Department Arrests Drone Operator at College Park Fire

PG County Police Department Arrests Drone Operator at College Park Fire

Our Homeland Security Division has arrested a suspect after he was caught flying a drone in restricted airspace in the area of the five-alarm fire in College Park today. The suspect is 24-year-old Trevon Miller of Baltimore Avenue in College Park. On April 24, 2017, around 12:30 pm, a police helicopter was flying to assist...
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Deputies in Calvert County Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Accident in Lusby

Deputies in Calvert County Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Accident in Lusby

On Sunday, April 23, 2017, at approximately 8:05 p.m., units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police responded to the area of northbound Maryland Route 2/4 and White Sands Drive, in Lusby, in reference to a serious single vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation revealed an unknown truck towing a trailer...
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Late Night Fire at Locust Inn, in Solomons Ruled Arson

Late Night Fire at Locust Inn, in Solomons Ruled Arson

Update: Unknown suspect(s) entered the vacant structure and intentionally set the fire. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 543-550-6831. 4/242017: On Sunday, April 23, 2017 at approximately 11:15 p.m., firefighters responded to a commercial building fire on Solomons...
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White Plains Man Killed in Early Morning Motor Vehicle Crash

White Plains Man Killed in Early Morning Motor Vehicle Crash

On Sunday, April 23, 2017 at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Turkey Hill Road near Crain Highway in White Plains for the report of a single vehicle crash. Upon arrival, officers found a passenger car had struck a tree and was engulfed in flames....
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VIDEO: Trailer in Lexington Park Destroyed in Early Morning Fire

VIDEO: Trailer in Lexington Park Destroyed in Early Morning Fire

On Sunday, April 23, 2017 at approximately 4:00 a.m., firefighters responded to a trailer fire at 46459 Sue Drive, in Lexington Park. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a single wide trailer with heavy fire showing. Firefighters from Bay District, Valley Lee, Hollywood, and the Patuxent Naval Air Station Fire Department responded. No injuries...
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Man who Killed John “Skillet” Ulmschneider Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

Man who Killed John “Skillet” Ulmschneider Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

Darrell Lumpkin, the homeowner who killed a Prince George’s County firefighter during a welfare check in April 2016, has been sentenced to four years in prison for illegal gun possession on Friday, according to ABC7 News’ Brad Bell. Lumpkin shot three men. John “Skillet” Ulmschneider, 37, and volunteer firefighter Kevin Swain, 19, walked into his...
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VIDEO: Natural Resources Police Investigating Boat Fire at Solomons Yacht Club

VIDEO: Natural Resources Police Investigating Boat Fire at Solomons Yacht Club

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, at approximately 7:20 p.m., a boat fire was reported at the fuel station of the Solomons Island Yacht Club According to a tweets by the Natural Resources Police: 1 man was uninjured, and one was taken to MedStar DC. W/2nd degree burns on legs. Burn victim: Michael Shawn Franz, 38,...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Injured in Prince Frederick Car Crash

Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Injured in Prince Frederick Car Crash

On Tuesday,  April 18, 2017, at approximately 4:45 p.m. Deputy First Class Timothy Mohler of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was on the shoulder of the road on the northbound side of Maryland Route 4, south of Old Field Lane in Prince Frederick. He was seated in the driver’s seat of a marked Calvert...
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UPDATE: Burned Out Stolen Vehicle & Large Brush Fire in Dameron Under Investigation

UPDATE: Burned Out Stolen Vehicle & Large Brush Fire in Dameron Under Investigation

4/19/2017 @ 11:30 a.m.: The 2006 Dodge Charger was discovered abandoned off the road and was completely destroyed by the fire. The vehicle fire also resulted in a large woods fire adjacent to the road. The vehicle had been reported stolen to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office earlier on the morning of the fire....
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UPDATE : Name of Deceased Crew Member Who Died in Black Hawk Training Flight Released

UPDATE : Name of Deceased Crew Member Who Died in Black Hawk Training Flight Released

4/18/17 UPDATE – Official Military Press Release: One crew member died and two were injured when a UH-60 Black Hawk crashed during a routine training flight, April 17 at approximately 1:17 p.m., at Breton Bay Golf Course in Leonardtown, Maryland. Spc. Jeremy Darrell Tomlin, 22, a UH-60 crew chief assigned to the 12th Aviation Battalion...
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VIDEO: Fire in Loveville Destroys Workshop

VIDEO: Fire in Loveville Destroys Workshop

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at approximately 10:20 a.m., emergency personnel in St. mary’s County were dispatched to a structure fire in Loveville. Firefighters from Hollywood, Leonardtown, and Bay District responded to Medley’s Lane, off of Loveville Road, and discovered a one story workshop fully engulfed in flames Before firefighters arrived the fire had...
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No Injuries Reported in Leonardtown School Bus Fire

No Injuries Reported in Leonardtown School Bus Fire

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at approximately 7:45 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Fairgrounds Road for the report of a school bus on fire. The preliminary investigation revealed school bus #639, was in the process of transporting a bus full of students to...
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VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Accident in Dameron Leads to Fly Out

VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Accident in Dameron Leads to Fly Out

On Monday, April 17, 2017, at approximately 7:30 a.m., a motor vehicle accident was reported on Three Notch Road in the area of King James Parkway, in Dameron. Upon arrival, first responders, encountered a two-vehicle accident with both vehicles still in the roadway. Extraction was required for the driver of the Hyundai . Early reports...
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UPDATE: Names Released in Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Hughesville

UPDATE 4/16/2017 @ 11:50 A.M.: On April 15, 2017 at approximately 10:55 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a personal injury motor vehicle collision on northbound Leonardtown Road north of Cracklingtown Road. A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers indicates that a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling northbound...
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24 Roller Coaster Riders Rescued Without Injury in Upper Marlboro

24 Roller Coaster Riders Rescued Without Injury in Upper Marlboro

Twenty-four roller coaster riders at an Upper Marlboro amusement park were successfully transferred from their stalled ride to safety on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medics and the Department Technical Rescue Team were alerted at about 5:35 pm, that a ride had stalled 80-feet above the ground at about a 30-degree angle....
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Two-Year-Old Killed in Tree Cutting Accident, 5-Year-Old has Serious Injuries

Two-Year-Old Killed in Tree Cutting Accident, 5-Year-Old has Serious Injuries

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, at approximately 6:20 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 8900 block of Turkey Hill Road in La Plata for the report of two injured children. Upon arrival, officers found a two-year-old male and a five-year-old male (siblings) suffering from injuries after a tree fell...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputy, Happy to be Alive

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputy, Happy to be Alive

Firefighters and EMS associates work very hard when on the job. One rescuer found himself rescuing someone while off-duty at a charity hockey game last week. Players found David Corcoran unresponsive on the ice the game between Capitol Police and West Caldwell Fire. Members from D.C. Fire Department’s hockey team who were watching the...
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UPDATE – VIDEO: Woman Claims to Have Been Shot While in Tall Timbers

UPDATE – VIDEO: Woman Claims to Have Been Shot While in Tall Timbers

UPDATE 4/11/2017 @ 3:30 p.m.: On Saturday, April 8, 2017, at approximately 5:18 p.m., victim Lori Milligan, 56, drove to the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department on South Shangri-La Drive suffering from a gunshot wound to her chest. The victim was flown to Prince George’s Hospital Center for treatment. The circumstances surrounding the incident remain...
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Family Home in Sunderland Destroyed by Fire

Family Home in Sunderland Destroyed by Fire

On Sunday, April 9, 2017, at approximately 5:00 a.m., firefighters from Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments  were alerted to report of a house fire at 1212 Lake Ridge Drive, in Sunderland. Crews arrived on scene to discover a two story single family home on fire. It took over 15 minutes for 40 firefighters...
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Be Prepared When Calling 9-1-1 During an Emergency

Be Prepared When Calling 9-1-1 During an Emergency

In recognition of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week (Sunday, April 9 –Saturday, April 15), the Department of Emergency Services (DES), 9-1-1 Call Center wants to ensure that you or your loved one knows what to do when placing a 9-1-1 call.  To accurately assess each emergency situation and send the best response possible, callers...
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Townhouse Fire in Leonardtown Ruled Arson

Townhouse Fire in Leonardtown Ruled Arson

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at approximately 10:12 p.m., firefighters from Leonardtown and surrounding departments were alerted to report of a townhouse fire at 22798 Lawrence Avenue, in Leonardtown. Crews arrived on scene to discover a vacant two story townhouse with smoke showing. An investigation revealed that the fire was intentionally set with an incendiary...
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Lexington Park Man Continues to Terrorize the Streets of St. Mary’s County

Lexington Park Man Continues to Terrorize the Streets of St. Mary’s County

On Thursday, March 16, 2017, at approximately 1:55 p.m., Terry Lee Kent Jr., Kent, 26, of California, crashed into a US Postal mail truck, on Midway Drive at the intersection of Enterprise Road, in Lexington Park. At the time of the crash Kent was riding an unregistered and uninsured off road motorcycle on public...
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PGPD Investigates Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Oxon Hill

PGPD Investigates Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Oxon Hill

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in Oxon Hill. The victim is 55-year-old Willie Bracey of Rosecroft Court in Oxon Hill. On April 1, 2017, at approximately 8:15 p.m., patrol officers from the Prince George’s County Police Department were called to the intersection...
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Maryland State Police, Crash Investigation in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police, Crash Investigation in Prince George’s County

The Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack continue to investigate a tractor trailer collision that occurred in Prince George’s County . On April 1, 2017, the Barrack received a call in reference to a two vehicle collision involving an overturned tractor trailer on westbound I-495 at Riggs Road in College Park. Preliminary investigation revealed a...
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UPDATE: Driver in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Dump Truck Identified

UPDATE: Driver in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Dump Truck Identified

UPDATE 3/31/2017 @ 1:40 p.m. – Official Police Statement : On March 30, 2017, at noon, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Patuxent Beach Road in the area of South Patuxent Beach Road in California, Maryland. When deputies arrived, they found two vehicles engulfed in flames. The investigation revealed,...
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