Fire & Rescue

UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter After Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Leonardtown

UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter After Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Leonardtown

UPDATE 2/20/2019:  Roberto Mejia-Lopez, 36, of Lexington Park, was charged with vehicular manslaughter. A preliminary investigation determined a 2006 Toyota Tacoma, operated by Roberto Mejia-Lopez, age 36, of Lexington Park, was traveling east on Budds Creek Road when Mejia-Lopez failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Budds Creek Road, and...
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59-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

59-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal collision in Accokeek late Monday night. The victim is 59-year-old Juan Menedez Castillo of Altenburg Court in Waldorf. On Monday, February 18, 2019, at approximately 9:55 p.m., patrol officers were called to the area of Indian Head Highway and...
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UPDATE: A Sixth Person Has Died As a Result of a Traffic Crash In Prince George’s County

UPDATE: A Sixth Person Has Died As a Result of a Traffic Crash In Prince George’s County

2/18/2019: A sixth person has died as a result of a single vehicle crash that occurred earlier this month in Prince George’s County. The sixth victim is identified as Cornell D. Simon, 23, of Oxon Hill, Md. Maryland State Police Crash Team investigators were notified that Simon succumbed to his injuries on February 15,...
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Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire on Flat Iron Road

Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire on Flat Iron Road

On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at approximately at 1:10 p.m., firefighters from Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department responded to Flat Iron Road, Great Mills for the report of a vehicle fire. Upon arrival firefighters found a Ford pick up truck engulfed in flames.
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VIDEO: Convicted Lexington Park Felon Found with Loaded Stolen Handgun After Crashing Car

VIDEO: Convicted Lexington Park Felon Found with Loaded Stolen Handgun After Crashing Car

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, at approximately 1:50 a.m., Deputy T. Westphal, of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office observed a silver Chevrolet Malibu traveling at an extremely high rate of speed southbound on Three Notch Road in the area of Great Mills Road. The deputy attempted to follow the vehicle and paced the vehicle at...
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Kitchen Fire Quickly Extinguished by Firefighters at Foxchase Village Apartments in Great Mills

Kitchen Fire Quickly Extinguished by Firefighters at Foxchase Village Apartments in Great Mills

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, at approximately 4:45 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, and Valley Lee responded to 45985 Foxchase Drive in Great Mills, for the reported apartment fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a three-story apartment complex with light smoke showing from a basement floor apartment staircase. Firefighters found a...
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UPDATE: 20-Year-Old Mechanicsville Man Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: 20-Year-Old Mechanicsville Man Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: February 18, 2019: The driver of a vehicle in a collision on Feb. 7, 2019, passed away yesterday, Feb. 17, 2019. The parents of Kyle Andrew Capps, 20 of Mechanicsville, would like to share with the public that several of his organs were successfully harvested and donated so that others may continue to...
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UPDATE: Firefighters from Four Companies Respond to Single Vehicle Crash in California

UPDATE: Firefighters from Four Companies Respond to Single Vehicle Crash in California

UPDATE 2/18/19 @ 3:45 p.m.: On February 18, 2019, at approximately 4:46 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a single vehicle collision in the 22800 block of Three Notch Road, in the area of Miramar Way, in California, Maryland. Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle, with the...
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Townhouse Kitchen Fire Quickly Extinguished by Firefighters in Waldorf

Townhouse Kitchen Fire Quickly Extinguished by Firefighters in Waldorf

On Thursday, February 14, 2019, at approximately 12:00 p.m., firefighters from Charles County, and Prince Georges County responded to 3405 Ryon Court in Waldorf, for the reported structure fire. Units arrived on scene to find a 2-story middle of the row town-home with light smoke showing. Once inside, firefighters reported a fire in the...
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Vehicle Fire in Mechanicsville Quickly Extinguished by Firefighters

Vehicle Fire in Mechanicsville Quickly Extinguished by Firefighters

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, at approximately 12:30 p.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Seventh District, Charles County, and Prince Georges County responded to 29890 Chickasaw Place in Mechanicsville, for the reported vehicle fire threatening a residence. Crews arrived on scene to find a vehicle in the driveway fully engulfed in fire. Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department put...
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Bay District VFD Receives ISO Class 2 Rating for the Eighth Election District

Bay District VFD Receives ISO Class 2 Rating for the Eighth Election District

Southern Mayland News Net Sat down and spoke with representatives from the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department, they wanted to share some good news with the citizens of the Eighth Election District and surrounding Districts. They informed us that their ISO Rating has dropped again in the community. It’s all a little complicated, so...
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Elderly Female Extricated from Single Vehicle Crash in Cobb Island

Elderly Female Extricated from Single Vehicle Crash in Cobb Island

On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at approximately 3:20 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the 12000 block of Swann Point Road in the area of the cemetery. Units arrived to find a single vehicle off the roadway and on its side with one occupant trapped. Cobb Island, Bel Alton, and Newburg Volunteers went...
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The Office of the State Fire Marshal is Investigating Explosion at Mechanicsville Home

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is Investigating Explosion at Mechanicsville Home

On Monday, February 11, 2019, at approximately 9:20 p.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a one story, single family home on Shannon Court, in, Mechanicsville. Approximately 25 firefighters responded to the scene. A small fire was extinguished by the owner prior to the arrival of the fire department. All occupants and pets escaped...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police is continuing to investigate a fatal pedestrian-related crash that occurred Monday night in Prince George’s County. Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019, troopers from Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack responded to MD 202 at Campus Way in Upper Marlboro, on a report of a motor vehicle collision that...
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Three Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident on Great Mills Road

Three Injured After Motor Vehicle Accident on Great Mills Road

On Monday, February 11, 2019, at approximately 3:40 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Great Mills Road and Suburban Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles in the middle of the roadway in a t-bone style collision. Three...
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Man and Woman Rescued from a Vehicle in Water in Hughesville

Man and Woman Rescued from a Vehicle in Water in Hughesville

On Monday, February 11, 2019, at approximately 11:15 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of the Hughesville Bypass on Leonardtown Road and Prince Frederick Road in Hughesville, for the reported motor vehicle accident with one vehicle in the water. Crews arrived on scene to find an SUV off the roadway...
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One Injury Reported After Motor Vehicle Accident in Great Mills

One Injury Reported After Motor Vehicle Accident in Great Mills

On Monday, February 11, 2019, at approximately 7:45 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Great Mills Road and Point Lookout Road in Great Mills, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene to find the two vehicles involved in front of the Great Mills Post Office,...
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Two Structure Fires in Lexington Park Reported Within 30 Minutes of Each Other

Two Structure Fires in Lexington Park Reported Within 30 Minutes of Each Other

On Thursday, February 7, 2019, at approximately 10:10 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, and Second District responded to 45681 Buckshot Way in Lexington Park, for the reported structure fire with one injured. Crews arrived on scene to find a single story double-wide trailer with nothing evident from all sides. Firefighters secured...
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Two Park Villa Apartments Damaged After Early Morning Dryer Fire

Two Park Villa Apartments Damaged After Early Morning Dryer Fire

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, at approximately 2:30 a.m., firefighters from Bay District, Valley Lee, Hollywood, and NAS Patuxent River responded to 21288 Mayfaire Lane, at the Park Villas Apartments in Lexington Park, for the reported fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a 3-story apartment building with nothing evident from three sides of the...
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Sprinkler System Puts Out Apartment Kitchen Fire in Callaway

Sprinkler System Puts Out Apartment Kitchen Fire in Callaway

On Monday, February 4, 2019, at approximately 1:00 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, Valley Lee, Leonardtown, and Hollywood responded to 44890 Hunting Meadows Court in Callaway, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find nothing evident from apartment 1024. Upon further investigation, firefighters found a slight haze...
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One Transported to an Area Trauma Center After Serious Crash in Lothian

One Transported to an Area Trauma Center After Serious Crash in Lothian

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, at approximately 12:17 p.m., Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department Squad 5 responded to Route 4, and Talbot Road, in Anne Arundel, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one trapped. Squad 5 arrived on location to find a single vehicle off the roadway, down an embankment and pinned against...
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Prince Georges Volunteer Fire Department Engine Struck While on Scene of Motor Vehicle Accident

Prince Georges Volunteer Fire Department Engine Struck While on Scene of Motor Vehicle Accident

On Sunday, February 10, 2019, at approximately 5:20 a.m.,  police fire, and emergency medical personnel were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident when Oxon Hill Engine 821 was providing “barrier protection” for the accident scene on a local lane of the Beltway prior to RT.210 when a vehicle hit the engine. The 2017 Pierce...
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UPDATE: Shots Fired in Lexington Park Under Investigation

UPDATE: Shots Fired in Lexington Park Under Investigation

UPDATE – Police have released the following information: On February 3, 2019, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46800 block of Rogers Drive in Lexington Park for a reported shooting complaint. Shell casings were located in the area, and a residence nearby had been struck with projectiles. No injuries...
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UPDATE: 3-Month-Old Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Lexington Park Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: 3-Month-Old Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Lexington Park Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE 2/9/2019: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office reported that on February 9, 2019, the juvenile Emma Leigh Clarke, age 3 months, succumbed to the injuries sustained in the motor vehicle collision. The investigation is ongoing. UPDATE 2/8/2019: On February 7, 2019, at approximately 10:35 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested After Leading Police on Early Morning Car and Foot Chase

Lexington Park Woman Arrested After Leading Police on Early Morning Car and Foot Chase

On Wednesday, February 5, 2019, at approximately 1:55 a.m., Trooper Michael Posch from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a black Pontiac Vibe in the area of Norris Road and Chancellors Run Road, in Great Mils. The vehicle refused to stop and fled at a high speed...
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