Fire & Rescue

Hit and Run in Callaway Sends Woman to Hospital and Man to Jail

Hit and Run in Callaway Sends Woman to Hospital and Man to Jail

On Sunday, January 22, 2017, at approximately 1:55 p.m., police, fire and rescue crews responded to a report on of a motor vehicle accident on Piney Point Road at the intersection of Take It Easy Ranch Road, in Callaway. Crews arrived on scene to discover a white Hyundai SUV in a ditch. Witnesses told police that...
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Late Night Crash in Lexington Park Sends Three to Area Hospitals

Late Night Crash in Lexington Park Sends Three to Area Hospitals

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, at approximately 11:25 p.m., police, fire and rescue crews responded to a report of a serious accident on Three Notch Road in the area of Mattapany Road, in Lexington Park. Crews arrived on scene to discover a two vehicle collision, with both vehicles off the roadway. The male driver of...
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Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

Shortly after 3:00 a.m. this morning, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack responded to a single vehicle collision at the eastbound Route 198 (Sandy Spring Road) ramp to northbound I-95, Laurel, Maryland. The preliminary investigation revealed a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee was located off the road and overturned in the woods off the...
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New Smoke Alarm Law Reminder

New Smoke Alarm Law Reminder

A new state law aimed at reducing home fire deaths went into effect on July 1, 2013.  It requires replacement of any battery-only operated smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old with a unit powered by a 10-year sealed-in battery having a “Hush” button feature – ultimately affecting more than 800,000 Maryland...
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Waldorf Woman Served a Criminal Summons for Attempted Arson

Waldorf Woman Served a Criminal Summons for Attempted Arson

Deputy State Fire Marshals served a Criminal Summons to Amanda Rishee Robinson, 39, of Waldorf at her place of employment today after determining she was responsible for the attempted arson in December of last year at 28370 Woodburn Hill Road in Apartment #6 in Mechanicsville. On December 29, 2016, at 7:41 p.m., the St....
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8-Year-Old Child Accidentally Ran Over in Own Driveway in Waldorf

8-Year-Old Child Accidentally Ran Over in Own Driveway in Waldorf

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at approximately 8:30 a.m., an 8-year-old boy was in his driveway in the 6400 block of Pangolin Court, Waldorf, when he stopped in front of his mother’s parked car and knelt down to tie his shoe. His mother, who was unaware her son was in front of the car,...
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David A Thompson Jr., of Charlotte Hall Leaves Behind 18-Year-Old Female Trapped in Vehicle After Crash

David A Thompson Jr., of Charlotte Hall Leaves Behind 18-Year-Old Female Trapped in Vehicle After Crash

On Sunday, January 8, 2017, at approximately 9:00 a.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack were dispatched to a single vehicle collision on Route 5 and Brandywine Road, in Brandywine. The collision involved a 2002 Acura MDX, which travelled off the roadway, striking several trees, and overturning. Due to the impact with...
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2nd Alarm Fire at Tucker Road Ice Rink Ruled Accidental

2nd Alarm Fire at Tucker Road Ice Rink Ruled Accidental

Just after 3:00 pm, Wednesday, January 4, a popular community sports facility suffered significant damage from a fire that appears accidental. Prince George’s County Firefighters were alerted to the fire at the Tucker Road Ice Rink, 1770 Tucker Road, in Fort Washington and arrived to find a large 1-story complex with heavy smoke coming...
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Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a School Bus in Charles County

Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a School Bus in Charles County

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit is investigating an accident on Bryantown Road involving a school bus and a passenger car. Preliminary information is that a call came in at approximately 3:24 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017, about a bus overturned. The cause of the crash is under investigation. There were...
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Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Waldorf

Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Waldorf

On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at approximately 3:50 p.m., the driver of a Toyota FJ Cruiser was traveling south on Copley Avenue north of Acadia Road in Waldorf. For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of his vehicle, crossed the double yellow lines, struck a mailbox, crossed back over the roadway and struck an...
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Leonardtown Home Destroyed by Fire

Leonardtown Home Destroyed by Fire

On Friday, December 30, 2016, at approximately 2:53 a.m., Firefighters responded to 41436 Challedon Way, Leonardtown, for the report of a house fire. Units arrived on scene and discovered a two story wood framed single family dwelling fully involved It took over 40 minutes for the 45 firefighters to bring the fire under control. The...
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Fire Sprinkler Activation Stops Fire and Saves Lives at Seniors Apartments

Fire Sprinkler Activation Stops Fire and Saves Lives at Seniors Apartments

Deputy State fire Marshals investigated an accidental fire that occurred at the Morningside House of St. Charles four-story assisted living facility at 70 Village street in Waldorf, Charles County. The property is owned and operated by the Senior Lifestyle Corporation. The 11:47 p.m. fire activated the smoke detection system and fire sprinkler system allowing...
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Driver Crashes Vehicle in Waldorf After Fleeing Traffic Stop

Driver Crashes Vehicle in Waldorf After Fleeing Traffic Stop

On Monday, December 26, 2016, at approximately 6:10 p.m., an officer of from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle with expired tags in the area of Crain Highway at St. Patrick’s Drive in Waldorf. Instead of stopping, the vehicle accelerated and fled northbound on Crain Highway. The driver...
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Building Fire in Waldorf Ruled Accidental

Building Fire in Waldorf Ruled Accidental

On Sunday, December 25, 2016, firefighters from the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments were alerted to report of a commercial building fire at 2423 Crain Highway, in Waldorf. Crews arrived on scene to discover a single story commercial building on fire, with heavy fire showing thru the roof. It took over 40...
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UPDATE: Name Released in Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Waldorf

UPDATE: Name Released in Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Waldorf

UPDATE 12/27/2016 @11:00 a.m.: On December 24, 2016, at approximately 1735 hours, Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Maryland Route 228 in the area of Bunker Hill Road, in Waldorf. A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers from the La Plata Barrack indicates...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Prince George’s County

Shortly after 4:00 a.m. on December 27, 2016, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack responded to the area of Baltimore Avenue (Route 1), north of the ICC (Route 200) for a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian.  Preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Isuzu box truck was traveling northbound on Baltimore Avenue when it struck...
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Fire Destroys Home in Coltons Point

Fire Destroys Home in Coltons Point

On Thursday, December 22, 2016 at approximately 5:25 a.m., firefighters from the Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments responded to a house fire at 20171 Windy Lane, in Coltons Point. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find a 2wo story wood framed single family dwelling with heavy fire showing. The total damages to...
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UPDATE – VIDEO: Fire That Destroyed Home in Medleys Neck Ruled Accidental

UPDATE – VIDEO: Fire That  Destroyed Home in Medleys Neck Ruled Accidental

UPDATE 12/21/2016: The owner of the home, Mr. D. Triantos, turned on the oil furnace for the first time this winter and within seconds he heard sounds from the furnace and noticed thick soot on the floor near the base. A short time later, flames emitted from the furnace and quickly spread. The occupant was...
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Police and Rescue Personnel Respond to Great Mills for Missing 4-Year-Old

Police and Rescue Personnel Respond to Great Mills for Missing 4-Year-Old

On Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at approximately 8:30 p.m., Police were dispatched to Towey Court in Great Mills for a report of a missing child. The missing child was described as white 4-year-old male wearing grey pants and a yellow and blue shirt. Police set up a perimeter while rescue personnel searched the area...
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UPDATE: Two Dead in Motor Vehicle Accident on Route 301 in Newburg

UPDATE: Two Dead in Motor Vehicle Accident on Route 301 in Newburg

On December 16, 2016, at approximately 8:00 p.m.,, Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a motor vehicle collision on U.S. Rt. 301 at Orland Park Drive., Newburg. As a result of the collision, there were two fatalities. A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers from the La Plata Barrack, with...
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Sheriff Evans Involved in Traffic Accident in Huntingtown

Sheriff Evans Involved in Traffic Accident in Huntingtown

On Friday, December 16, 2016, at approximately 6:10 p.m. Sheriff Mike Evans was operating his agency assigned Tahoe, travelling north along Maryland Rt. 261 in the area of Pond Woods Road in Huntingtown. As Sheriff Evans approached Pond Woods Road he observed a Toyota truck travelling eastbound on Pond Woods Road that was not...
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Troopers Investigating Double Fatal Accident on 301 Just North of Nice Bridge

Troopers Investigating Double Fatal Accident on 301 Just North of Nice Bridge

On Friday, December 16, 2016, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a multi vehicle collision on US Route 301 at Orlando Park Road, Newburg. As a result of the collision there are two confirmed fatalities and the Maryland State Police Crash Team is on scene...
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Lexington Park Apartment Fire Ruled as Arson by Investigators

Lexington Park Apartment Fire Ruled as Arson by Investigators

The State Fire Marshal’s Office was requested to respond for a fire investigation at Queen Anne Park Apartment Complex located at 46759 Marshal Blvd in Lexington Park. The Bay District and local volunteer fire departments were alerted to the fire on Thursday, December 15, 2016, at approximately 9:30 a.m. The two alarm fire was extinguished...
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UPDATE – 5 Videos Added: 2 Alarm Fire Destroys Apartments in Lexington Park

UPDATE – 5 Videos Added: 2 Alarm Fire Destroys Apartments in Lexington Park

On Thursday, December 15, 2016 at approximately 9:30 a.m. a fire was reported at the Queen Anne Apartments on Marshall Boulevard, in Lexington Park. Units arrived on scene and reported heavy smoke showing. Use caution if you are traveling in this area, portions of Great Mills Road are blocked off.
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Prince George’s County

Shortly after 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack received a phone call advising there was a disabled vehicle in the roadway on northbound I-95 near Route 200.  As Troopers were responding, there was a four vehicle collision as a result of the disabled vehicle. Preliminary investigation...
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