Fire & Rescue

Stolen Vehicle Set on Fire in Charlotte Hall

Stolen Vehicle Set on Fire in Charlotte Hall

On Saturday, August 19, 2017, at approximately 10:40 a.m., police responded to a wooded area behind 29890 Three Notch Road, in Charlotte Hall, to investigate a burned out vehicle. The 2008 Chevrolet Impala was reported stolen from Charles County and intentionally burned. The vehicle was destroyed and the fire had self-extinguished before the vehicle...
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House Fire in California Ruled Incendiary

House Fire in California Ruled Incendiary

On Tuesday, August 22. 2017, at approximately 12:05 a.m., firefighters responded to the 23000 block of North Patuxent Beach Road, in California for the report of a house fire. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a story, single family home on fire with heavy smoke showing. It took approximately 30 minutes for firefighters to...
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VIDEO: Firefighters Respond to Boat Fire in Piney Point

VIDEO: Firefighters Respond to Boat Fire in Piney Point

On Friday, August 19, 2017, at approximately 4:20 p.m., firefighters from Valley Lee responded to a boat fire at the end of Clarke Road, in Piney Point. Firefighters extinguished the fire within minutes of arriving on scene. No injuries were reported The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
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Police Investigating Crash that Killed 24-Year-Old Calvert Woman

Police Investigating Crash that Killed 24-Year-Old Calvert Woman

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, at approximately 3:10 a.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick barrack responded to a single-vehicle crash on Plum Point Road and Stinnett Road, in Huntingtown. The investigation revealed, Ashely Shae Donaldson, 24, of Chesapeake Beach, was driving a Toyota Camry on Plum Point Road when her vehicle left the roadway...
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UPDATE: Name Released in Fatal ATV Accident in Leonardtown

UPDATE: Name Released in Fatal ATV Accident in Leonardtown

UPDATE 8/8/2017 @ 1:oo p.m.: On Monday, August 7, 2017 at approximately 5:35 p.m., Troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack responded to a wooded area in the 22,000 block of Newtowne Neck Road, in Leonardtown, for a subject not breathing. Investigation revealed Kristopher B. Gray, 30, had been operating an ATV (4 wheeler) on private...
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Fire Marshal Investigating Attempted Vehicle Arson in Waldorf

Fire Marshal Investigating Attempted Vehicle Arson in Waldorf

On Sunday, August 6, 2017, police responded to Dorset Drive, in Waldorf, after the owner of a black, Chevrolet Camaro SS reported a fire was set to the driver’s side floorboard. Between the evening hours of 8/3/17 and the afternoon hours of 8/6/17, unknown suspect(s) made entry into the vehicle and attempted to set...
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Motor Vehicle Accident Sends Scooter Operator to Trauma Center

Motor Vehicle Accident Sends Scooter Operator to Trauma Center

On Monday, August 7, 2017, at approximately 11:20 a.m., police and emergency personnel were dispatched to Great Mills Road, in the area of Lexwood Drive, in Lexington Park for the report of a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle. Crews arrived on scene and discover a two vehicle collision involving a SUV and a...
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MDOT SHA Issues Statement on Tragic Death and Severe Injury of Workers in Anne Arundel County

MDOT SHA Issues Statement on Tragic Death and Severe Injury of Workers in Anne Arundel County

Late last week a driver entered a work zone on MD 175, seriously injuring two contractors, one of which subsequently succumbed to his injuries this past weekend.  The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) expresses its condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Walter Gonzalez-Lopez, employed by Peak, Incorporated.  Another...
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Hoverbord Catches Fire Inside Family Home Overnight in Prince Frederick

Hoverbord Catches Fire Inside Family Home Overnight in Prince Frederick

In the early morning hours on August 2, 2017, the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire department and surrounding stations were alerted to a house fire in the 2000 block of Mount Pleasant Way. Units arrived on the scene to find smoke visible and a small fire in the basement. After extinguishing the flames, Deputy Fire...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Fort Washington

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Fort Washington

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in Fort Washington. The victim is 38-year-old Russell Lee Jr., of Billings Court in Montgomery Village. On August 2, 2017, at approximately 12:30 am, patrol officers were called to Indian Head Highway at Palmer Road for the report...
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Garage Fire in Prince Frederick Ruled Accidental

Garage Fire in Prince Frederick Ruled Accidental

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m., firefighters responded to Squaw Valley Lane, in Prince Frederick for a structure fire. A 20 x 40 Wood Frame and Metal detached garage was destroyed in the fire. The fire was caused by an electrical event in a light fixture above the workbench. An adjacent...
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Lexington Park Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision

Lexington Park Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at approximately 12:50 p.m., Senior Trooper M. Moore, of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED) came upon a motor vehicle collision on northbound Maryland Route 5 in the area of Legacy Farm Place, in Waldorf. Trooper Moore located a subject not breathing and began lifesaving measures with the assistance...
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Ambulance Crash in Leonardtown

Ambulance Crash in Leonardtown

On Saturday, July 29, 2017, at approximately 2:50 p.m., emergency personnel responded to Medleys Neck Road in the area of Whirlwind Road, in Leonardtown for the report of an ambulance overturned. Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad, Ambulance A196 was returning to their station after running a call when the vehicle left the roadway and overturned. The...
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20-Year-Old Waldorf Woman Killed in Car Crash

20-Year-Old Waldorf Woman Killed in Car Crash

On Friday, July 28, 2017, at approximately 8:00 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Piney Church Road near Renner Road in Waldorf for the report of a single vehicle car crash. A preliminary investigation showed the driver, a 20-year-old male from Waldorf, was traveling north on Piney...
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Maryland State Police Warn Motorists Of Possible Flooding Dangers

Maryland State Police Warn Motorists Of Possible Flooding Dangers

With the National Weather Service issuing a flash flood watch from 2 p.m. today through Saturday afternoon, Maryland State Police are warning motorists to be cautious while driving. Maryland State Police will be working in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to address any...
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Waldorf Man Killed in Fort Washington Collision

Waldorf Man Killed in Fort Washington Collision

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit from the Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a crash in Fort Washington early Friday, July 21, 2017, morning that killed two drivers. One of the victims is 48-year-old Robert Peterson Sr., of Hollins Lane in Waldorf. Investigators are working to identify the second driver. His name...
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UPDATE: Driver in Fatal Crash at Maryland International Raceway Identified

UPDATE: Driver in Fatal Crash at Maryland International Raceway Identified

Official St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: On July 23, 2017, at approximately 8:02 pm, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Maryland International Raceway in Mechanicsville, Maryland for a reported crash on the drag strip. The investigation revealed, the driver, Thomas Albert Dunford, age 60, of Tazewell, Virginia was participating in...
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Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Motorcycle Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

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

Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on July 19, 2017 last night, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack responded to a fatal collision on US-Rt.1 (Baltimore Avenue) at Prince Georges Avenue, in Beltsville. There was a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle involved in this collision. The Motorcycle driver was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Preliminary...
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UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Mechanicsville Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Mechanicsville Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE 7/17/2017 @ 5:00 p.m.: Update: The driver of the Dodge Avenger, 24-year-old Holly Anne Blankenship, succumbed to her injuries while being treated at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. 7/13/2017: On July 13, 2017, at 5:55 p.m., a 2010 Dodge Avenger being operated by a 24-year-old female of Mechanicsville, attempted to cross northbound Three Notch Road...
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Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Newburg

Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Newburg

On July 14, 2017 at approximately 11:15 a.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a personal injury motor vehicle collision on Rock Point Road west of Kings Farm Place, in Newburg. The preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers indicates that a 2007 Chrysler 300M orerated by Betty Jo Saunders, 72...
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57-Year-Old Man Bitten and Trampled by a Camel in Charles County

57-Year-Old Man Bitten and Trampled by a Camel in Charles County

On Friday, July 14, 2017, at approximately 2:40 p.m., a 57-year-old man was bitten and trampled by a camel at the Charles County Fairgrounds in La Plata. The man suffered severe head injuries and was medevaced by Maryland state police helicopter Trooper 2. The camel was in a horse trailer. The camel was part...
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Police in Prince Frederick Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident

Police in Prince Frederick Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident

On July 11, 2017 at approximately 7:05 p.m., the Calvert Control Center broadcast a personal injury motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Dares Beach Road and Dares Wharf Road in Prince Frederick.  Trooper Stull from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack was the first trooper to arrive at the scene. Preliminary investigation...
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Accident Sends Two to Hospital and One to Jail

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Accident Sends Two to Hospital and One to Jail

On Monday, July 10, 2017, at approximately 1:30 a.m., police and emergency personnel responded to Three Notch Road in California, for the report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries. First Responders arrived on scene to discover a single vehicle collision involving a Ford Fusion. For unknown reasons the driver of the Ford Fusion lost...
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PGPD Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Capitol Heights

PGPD Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Capitol Heights

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in Capitol Heights. The victim is 29-year-old Sontonio Thompson of Parkland Drive in Forestville. On July 3, 2017, at approximately 11:55 pm, patrol officers the Prince George’s County Police Department were called to the area of Pennsylvania Avenue near Brooks Drive for...
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Three Vehicle Accident Reported in Lexington Park on Point Lookout Road

Three Vehicle Accident Reported in Lexington Park on Point Lookout Road

On Monday, July 10, 2017 at approximately 12:50 p.m, police and emergency personnel responded to Point Lookout Road, in the area of Thompson Orchard Lane, in Lexington Park for the report of a vehicle motor vehicle accident with injuries. First Responders arrived on scene to discover a motor vehicle crash involving three vehicles, with...
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