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The Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack Installs New Signs to Highlight Southern Maryland Impaired Driving, and Opioid Crisis

The Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack Installs New Signs to Highlight Southern Maryland Impaired Driving, and Opioid Crisis

The Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack unveiled a pair of signs to help bring attention to two important community issues: the opioid epidemic and drinking and driving. Allied law enforcement members, health officials and community members joined the state police Thursday for an unveiling ceremony outside the Leonardtown Barrack for the two newly installed...
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Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Hosting Fundraiser on September 7, 2019 for Firefighter and His Family After Losing Home to Fire

Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Hosting Fundraiser on September 7, 2019 for Firefighter and His Family After Losing Home to Fire

On June 10, 2019, at 5:05 a.m., The Jones family had their world torn apart when a fire started in their garage and lead to them losing their home and a vast majority of their belongings. The story can be found here: Chris is a member of the Red Knights International Motorcycle Club Maryland...
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UPDATE: 83-Year-Old Male Succumbs to Injuries After Car Crash in Chaptico

UPDATE: 83-Year-Old Male Succumbs to Injuries After Car Crash in Chaptico

UPDATE 8/16/2019: On August 15, 2019, at approximately 8:50 p.m. Garland Lawson Coleman succumbed to his injuries sustained in the collision. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing the investigation. Anyone who witnessed the collision or events leading up to the collision is asked to contact Deputy Matthew Beyer at...
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State Fire Marshals Office Investigating Camper Fire in Coltons Point

State Fire Marshals Office Investigating Camper Fire in Coltons Point

On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at approximately 2:55 p.m., firefighters from Seventh District, Leonardtown, Mechanicsville, Hollywood, and Charles County responded to 38095 Graves Road in Coltons Point, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a small pull behind camper fully engulfed in fire with no threat to nearby structures. Firefighters...
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Firefighters in Leonardtown Responded to Burchmart for Vehicle Fire Threatening a Structure

Firefighters in Leonardtown Responded to Burchmart for Vehicle Fire Threatening a Structure

On Monday, August 12, 2019, at approximately 12:55 p.m., firefighters from Leonardtown, Hollywood, and Seventh District responded to the Leonardtown Burchmart on Point Lookout Road and Washington Street in Leonardtown, for the reported vehicle on fire threatening a building. Crews arrived on scene to find a pick-up truck with a dump truck body attachment,...
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State Fire Marshals Office Investigating House Fire in North Beach

State Fire Marshals Office Investigating House Fire in North Beach

On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at approximately 6:35 p.m., firefighters from North Beach and surrounding departments responded to 9204 Atlantic Avenue, in North Beach, for the reported shed on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a shed on fire with extensions into a 2-story single family dwelling. The owner/occupant was identified as...
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David Michael Shaw, 79

David Michael Shaw, 79

David Michael Shaw of Indian Head, MD, 79, died August 9, 2019. Friends will be received on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Dept. & Rescue Squad at 1 PM until time of Fireman’s Prayers at 5 PM. Repast to follow at fire department. Memorial contributions may be made to Indian...
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UPDATE: Fire Marshal Investigating 2-Alarm Fire that Destroyed Home in Great Mills

UPDATE: Fire Marshal Investigating 2-Alarm Fire that Destroyed Home in Great Mills

8/13/19: On Saturday, August 10, 2019, at approximately 5:32 a.m., firefighters from Bay District and surrounding departments responded to 45514 Finnea Way, in Great Mills, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a 2-story single family residence with fire showing from the first and second floor, garage and roof. The...
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UPDATE: State Fire Marshals Office Still Investigating Shed Fire in Leonardtown

UPDATE: State Fire Marshals Office Still Investigating Shed Fire in Leonardtown

UPDATE: 8/13/19: On August 10, 2019, at approximately 3:00 a.m., firefighters from Leonardtown and surrounding departments responded to 22745 Longmore Street, Leonardtown, for the reported shed on fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a shed on fire with extensions to the backyard, neighbors yard and shed, and a two story residence. The owner...
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UPDATE: Police Release Name of 34-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Hit and Run

UPDATE: Police Release Name of 34-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Hit and Run

UPDATE – 8/13/2019 @ 9:35 a.m.: On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at approximately 03:54 hours, Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a hit and run motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on southbound Maryland Route 5 in the area of Montgomery Lane in Waldorf. Due to...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Woman Thanks Firefighters and Community After Her House was Destroyed by Fire

UPDATE: Lexington Park Woman Thanks Firefighters and Community After Her House was Destroyed by Fire

On June 10, 2019 Christina Jones lost her home on Mary Lynn Drive in Lexington Park to a fire. She asked SMNEWSNET.com to post the following “Thank You” letter. On June 10th at 5:01 a.m. I woke up to our house fully on fire. My husband gone. My children sleeping. There wasn’t any time...
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No Injuries Reported After Woman Reportedly Texting and Driving Flips Her Car in Great Mills

No Injuries Reported After Woman Reportedly Texting and Driving Flips Her Car in Great Mills

On Sunday, August 11, 2019, at approximately 4:05 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Indian Bridge Road and Point Lookout Road in Great Mills, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle in the roadway and on its roof with the single...
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UPDATE: CRITICAL MISSING PERSON LOCATED – Charles County

UPDATE: CRITICAL MISSING PERSON LOCATED – Charles County

UPDATE from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office: Mr. Knott has been located in Issue, He’s safe and unharmed. We thank ALL OF YOU on social media because you led us right to him! There was simply a little miscommunication between him and his family. ALL IS GOOD! Thank you again Charles County! 8/11/2019: The...
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UPDATE Great Mills Woman Arrested After Stealing Three Motorized Shopping Carts from Walmart

UPDATE Great Mills Woman Arrested After Stealing Three Motorized Shopping Carts from Walmart

UPDATE: On August 7, 2019, at approximately 4:40 a.m., a 911 caller who wished to remain anonymous reported three subjects riding motorized shopping carts they believed were from Walmart on Chancellors Run Road in the area of Greenview Parkway in Great Mills. Sgt. C. Grumbles from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office located the...
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AUDIO: One Transported to Trauma Center After Rollover Crash in Waldorf

AUDIO: One Transported to Trauma Center After Rollover Crash in Waldorf

On Thursday, August 8, at approximately 7:20 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Mattawoman Beantown Road and Nike Drive in Waldorf, for a motor vehicle accident reported serious with one trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle overturned and confirmed one patient was trapped in the vehicle. Firefighters...
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Woman Transported to Trauma Center After Being Run Over by Own Vehicle in California

Woman Transported to Trauma Center After Being Run Over by Own Vehicle in California

On Sunday, August 4, 2019, at approximately 1:55 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the California Transfer Station on Old St. Andrews Church Road in California, for the motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. Crews arrived on scene to find a single patient laying in the parking lot, with the single vehicle...
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One Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident Sends Car Underneath Truck in Charlotte Hall

One Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident Sends Car Underneath Truck in Charlotte Hall

On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at approximately 5:40 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Three Notch Road and Traveled Lane in Charlotte Hall, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the roadway involved in a T-bone style collision with one vehicle underneath...
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Joseph “Joe” Robert Bean, 39

Joseph “Joe” Robert Bean, 39

Joseph “Joe” Robert Bean, 39 of Great Mills, MD formerly of Valley Lee, MD, passed away on August 4, 2019, at his residence. Born August 22, 1979, in Leonardtown, MD. He was the son of Diann Lynn Bean and Robert Ambrose Bean, Sr. Joe is also survived by his siblings: Robert A. Bean, Jr....
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Second District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Sadly Announces Passing of Joseph R. “Joe” Bean

Second District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Sadly Announces Passing of Joseph R. “Joe” Bean

On Sunday, August 4, 2019, The Officers and Members of the Second District Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc. sadly announce the passing of active member Joe Bean on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Joe joined the department in 1994, and during his tenure with the department, served in various positions including Emergency Medical...
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One Transported to Trauma Center After Tractor-Trailer Overturns in Mechanicsville

One Transported to Trauma Center After Tractor-Trailer Overturns in Mechanicsville

On Monday, August 5, 2019, at approximately 6:55 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to 27845 Budds Creek Road and Thompson Corner Road in Mechanicsville, for the motor vehicle accident involving an overturned tractor-trailer. Crews arrived on scene to find a single tractor-trailer overturned on the shoulder of the roadway, with the single...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are investigating a three-vehicle crash in which one person died this evening in Prince George’s County. At approximately 6:10 p.m., troopers for the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack responded to the ramp from Harry S Truman Drive to Central Avenue in Upper Marlboro, for the report of a crash involving three...
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Street Racing Crash Leaves St. Mary’s County Couple in Critical Condition

Street Racing Crash Leaves St. Mary’s County Couple in Critical Condition

On Saturday, August 3, 2019, at approximately 8:20 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of Maryland Route 2-4 and Lancaster Drive in St. Leonard, for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a single vehicle. Upon arrival, units located a 2018...
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Three Vehicle Crash on Three Notch Road Sends One to Hospital

Three Vehicle Crash on Three Notch Road Sends One to Hospital

On Saturday, August 3, 2019, at approximately 12:45 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Three Notch Road and Chancellors Run Road in California, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene to find three vehicles in the roadway in a rear-end style collision. One patient was transported to...
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Death Investigation Underway in Leonardtown

Death Investigation Underway in Leonardtown

On Saturday, August 3, 2019, at approximately 12:45 p.m., police, fire and emergency medical services personnel responded to the 22500 Block of Calvert Street in Leonardtown, for the reported CPR in progress. The 911 caller reported a 19-year-old male was found not breathing and cold and the caller believed he was deceased. Crews arrived...
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Three Victims Transported to Trauma Centers After Being Shot Early Saturday Morning in Lexington Park

Three Victims Transported to Trauma Centers After Being Shot Early Saturday Morning in Lexington Park

On Saturday, August 3, 2019, at approximately 1:55 a.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s and Calvert County Sheriff’s Offices and Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown and Prince Frederick Barracks responded to the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department social hall at 46900 South Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park, for the report of shots...
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