Fire & Rescue

VIDEO: Two Construction Workers Flown Out After Wall Collapses in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Two Construction Workers Flown Out After Wall Collapses in Lexington Park

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, at approximately 10:35 a.m., Emergency personnel responded to the AMC Loews movie theater on FDR Blvd, in Lexington Park, for a report of people trapped. Crews arrived on scene to find two male construction workers trapped under debris after an interior wall collapsed on them. Firefighters worked for over an...
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Firefighters From Patuxent River Respond to SUV Fire in Great Mills

Firefighters From Patuxent River Respond to SUV Fire in Great Mills

  On Thursday, February 16, 2017, at approximately 9:25 p.m., firefighters from the Naval District Patuxent River Fire Department were alerted to the report of a vehicle fire on Greenview Pkwy, in Great Mills. Crews arrived on scene to discover a SUV fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the fire. No injuries...
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Bicyclist Critically Injured in Crash in Waldorf

Bicyclist Critically Injured in Crash in Waldorf

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at approximately 5:35 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Smallwood Drive West near Thoroughbred Court in Waldorf for the report of a crash involving a bicyclist. Investigation revealed the cyclist was traveling in the right travel lane of Smallwood Drive West when he...
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UPDATE: Body of Missing Boater Found in Virginia

UPDATE: Body of Missing Boater Found in Virginia

UPDATE 2/12/2017 @ 11:55 a.m.: The Body of Roger Grissom Sr., 52 of Hughesville, was recovered Saturday evening, February 11, 2017. Grissom was killed in a boating accident in November of last year, on Potomac River. His body was found near Hacksneck, Virginia, 63 mi from scene. His body has been transported to Norfolk,...
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Aquasco Woman Struck and Killed on Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick

Aquasco Woman Struck and Killed on Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick

On Saturday, February 11, 2017 at approximately 6:20 p.m. deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fatal motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. The accident occurred on Hallowing Point Road in the area of Stafford Road. The Preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian, identified as Brenda Lee Hill a 52-year-old female of...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

On February 9, 2017, at approximately 11:23 AM, patrol officers from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Radio Station Way for the report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Deputies arrived on scene and discovered a single vehicle off the roadway and into a tree....
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VIDEO: Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Rescue Man From Burning Vehicle

VIDEO: Charles County Sheriff’s Officers Rescue Man From Burning Vehicle

On Sunday, January 29, 2017, at approximately 3:30 a.m., M/Cpl. Don Kabala of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was in the parking lot of an auto dealership in the 2900 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf assisting the Maryland State Police with a DWI arrest when he heard a collision nearby. M/Cpl. Kabala pulled...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested After Intentionally Setting Fire to His Truck

Lexington Park Man Arrested After Intentionally Setting Fire to His Truck

Investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s Office responded for a vehicle fire on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, around 5:22 a.m., at 21262 Joe Baker Court in Lexington Park. A 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer was intentionally set on fire and subsequently destroyed by the fire. The Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire...
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Calvert County Teen in Roadway Struck and Killed

Calvert County Teen in Roadway Struck and Killed

Maryland State Police are continuing an investigation into a Calvert County fatal crash that occurred Saturday night when a teenager in the roadway was struck and killed. The victim is identified as Anthony G. Vidal, 15, of Saint Leonard. He was transported by a Maryland State Police helicopter to Children’s Hospital, where he later...
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Pilot Injured In Plane Crash In Prince George’s County

Pilot Injured In Plane Crash In Prince George’s County

A Rhode Island man was treated for injuries he sustained on February 6, 2017, when his Piper Aire aircraft crashed soon after take off. The pilot and only passenger is identified as Gary Kempen, 63, of Middleton, RI. Kempen was flown from the scene by Maryland State Police medevac to Prince George’s Hospital Center for...
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Nolan Loses His Courageous Fight Against Cancer

Nolan Loses His Courageous Fight Against Cancer

It is with great Sadness that Nolan Scully passed away at 11:54 p.m., last night. May he rest in peace, he will truly be missed. The NolanStrong Facebook page had the following post. With the most pain a mother could EVER feel, Sgt. Rolling Nolan passed away last night at 11:54pm in the arms...
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Carroll County Man Charged with Arson at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Carroll County Man Charged with Arson at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

A 19-year-old male student has been charged after determining he was responsible for setting a fire inside Dorchester Hall located on St. Mary’s College of Maryland campus in St. Mary’s City. On March 24, 2016 at approximately 3:00 p.m., a fire involving clothing inside the laundry room was discovered by staff and quickly extinguished....
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Deputies Respond to 3-Year-Old hit by Vehicle in Driveway

Deputies Respond to 3-Year-Old hit by Vehicle in Driveway

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at approximately 4:30p.m. , units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, and the St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department responded to a residence on Mallory Square, in Port Republic, for a report of a young child struck by a vehicle in the driveway. It was learned that...
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Fire Deaths Summon Fire Prevention Awareness

Fire Deaths Summon Fire Prevention Awareness

The State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci wants to remind all Marylanders of the importance and value of fire prevention. Nine fire deaths have been recorded during the first 30 days of the New Year. Six of these deaths involved victims under the age of 18. Two victims were over the age of 50...
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Firefighters Awarded by Knights of Columbus in Bowie for Life-Saving Actions

Firefighters Awarded by Knights of Columbus in Bowie for Life-Saving Actions

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department is pleased to announce that Retired Deputy Fire Chief Tyrone Wells and Assistant Fire Chief Darren O. Ware were recognized as The Knights of Columbus “Career Fire Fighter of the Year.” The award presentation was made on Saturday, January 28th, at the Knights of Columbus...
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Fire Destroys Family Home on North Sandgates Road

Fire Destroys Family Home on North Sandgates Road

On Friday, January 27, 2017, at approximately 11:25 a.m. firefighters from Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Bay District, Leonardtown, Seventh District and Hughesville were alerted to report of a house fire at 26600 N Sandgates Road, in Mechanicsville. Crews arrived on scene to discover a two story single family home with fire and smoke showing. It took over...
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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 6:30 a.m., on January 29, 2017, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack responded to a fatal collision at southbound I-95 at Route 212 (Powder Mill Road) in Beltsville, Maryland. There were two vehicles involved in this collision and one driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. Preliminary investigation revealed the driver...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Mourns Death of Corrections Sergeant Charles “Snookie” Miedzinski

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Mourns Death of Corrections Sergeant Charles “Snookie” Miedzinski

It is with great sadness that the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office announces the passing of retired Corrections Sergeant Charles Philip Miedzinski, affectionately known as “Snookie.” Snookie retired from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office in September of 1999. He passed away Thursday, January 27, 2017, at his home with his family by his...
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UPDATE: Names Released Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

UPDATE:  Names Released Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

UPDATE 1/28/2017: On January 27, 2017, at approximately 8:18 p.m. patrol units from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Poplar Ridge Road in Lexington Park for the report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Deputies arrived on scene with emergency medical personnel to discover two vehicles...
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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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