Fire & Rescue

Medical Emergency Leads to Six Vehicles Damaged in Great Mills

Medical Emergency Leads to Six Vehicles Damaged in Great Mills

On Saturday, May 8, 2021, at approximately 1:10 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Longfields Boulevard and Nicolas Court in Great Mills, for a reported motor vehicle accident with one unresponsive. Upon arrival, units located a Ford pickup truck that had hit five parked vehicles. The Ford F-150 was operated by an...
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Police Make Arrest After Woman Shot at Big Dogs Paradise in Mechanicsville

Police Make Arrest After Woman Shot at Big Dogs Paradise in Mechanicsville

On May 7, 2021, at approximately 1:00 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 28700 block of Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, for the report of a disturbance with shots fired. Deputies arrived on scene and no victim or evidence of a shooting was located at that time. At...
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UPDATE: Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Fire Department Vehicle in Leonardtown Sends One to Trauma Center

UPDATE: Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Fire Department Vehicle in Leonardtown Sends One to Trauma Center

Update at 6:20 p.m., audio and photos of incident have been added. On Friday, May 7, 2021, at approximately 2:02 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of St. Andrew’s Church Road and Fairgrounds Road in Leonardtown, for the motor vehicle collision reported serious, involving a fire department vehicle and one...
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UPDATE: 18-Year-Old Convicted in Murder of 17-Year-Old in Bryans Road, Sentencing Set for August 31, 2021

UPDATE: 18-Year-Old Convicted in Murder of 17-Year-Old in Bryans Road, Sentencing Set for August 31, 2021

UPDATE 5/7/2021: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Thursday, May 6, 2021, a Charles County jury, after a 9-day trial and less than a day of deliberation, convicted Darryl Edward Freeman, 18, of the First-Degree Felony Murder and Armed Robbery of Bradley Brown, as well as related charges. On February...
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Kidde Recalls TruSense Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire

Kidde Recalls TruSense Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire

Name of product: Kidde TruSense Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms Hazard: The smoke alarm and the combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarm can fail to alert consumers to a fire. Remedy: Replace Recall date: May 6, 2021 Units: About 226,000 This recall involves Kidde TruSense Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms.  The...
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One in Custody, Police Department Investigating Two Armed Robberies and Motor Vehicle Collision in Prince George’s County

One in Custody, Police Department Investigating Two Armed Robberies and Motor Vehicle Collision in Prince George’s County

The Laurel Police Department is currently investigating two armed robberies and a personal injury collision, in the area of the 14600 block of Baltimore Avenue in Laurel. All three incidents are related, a suspect is in custody and there is no current danger to the community. If anyone has any information please contact us...
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Clements Man Arrested After Robbery in St. Mary’s Square, Released Within 24-Hours

Clements Man Arrested After Robbery in St. Mary’s Square, Released Within 24-Hours

On Monday, May 3, 2021, at approximately 3:40 p.m., police responded to the St. Mary’s Square in Lexington Park, for the reported robbery. Police arrived on the scene to find a female victim stating a male suspect stole a wallet from her purse as she was exiting her vehicle. Prior to the arrival of...
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Investigators Working to Identify Driver Found Deceased in SUV

Investigators Working to Identify Driver Found Deceased in SUV

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit, in conjunction with Prince George’s County Fire investigators, are investigating the death of a man in Landover this week. Efforts are underway to identify him so his family can be notified. On May 1, 2021, at approximately 5:55 p.m., first responders were called to the 6500 block of...
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UPDATE: State Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision in La Plata That Killed Two Southern Maryland Women

UPDATE: State Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision in La Plata That Killed Two Southern Maryland Women

UPDATE 5/5/2021 @ 10:15 p.m.:  Maryland State Police are continuing an investigation into a traffic crash in Charles County that killed two people. The first deceased is identified as Cynthia H. Froehlich, 64, of White Plains, Md. She was the driver and only occupant of a 2016 Toyota Camry. The second deceased is identified...
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May Is Motorcycle Safety Month Maryland State Police Urge Extra Caution

May Is Motorcycle Safety Month Maryland State Police Urge Extra Caution

The Maryland State Police are urging drivers to keep safety in mind during “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month” being observed in May. As the weather gets warmer, more motorcycles are on the roads, and more traffic crashes are reported between vehicles and motorcycles. About 15% of all fatal crashes in Maryland involve motorcycles according to...
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VIDEO: Emergency Medical Services Billing Now in Effect for St. Mary’s County

VIDEO: Emergency Medical Services Billing Now in Effect for St. Mary’s County

Effective May 1, 2021, the St. Mary’s County Government will begin recouping costs of emergency services through a system of billing insurance carriers. County residents are not responsible for paying for services, insurance carriers, Medicare and Medicaid are billed. Fees will be based on services rendered and have been set by the Commissioners of...
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Maryland State Police Increasing Patrols for Cinco de Mayo

Maryland State Police Increasing Patrols for Cinco de Mayo

With an increase in impaired drivers expected on Wednesday and the next few days for Cinco de Mayo, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and avoid impaired and distracted driving. To address this concern, troopers will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the 23...
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UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Hollywood Collision That Killed 75-Year-Old Hollywood Man

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Hollywood Collision That Killed 75-Year-Old Hollywood Man

UPDATE 5/5/2021:On Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 2:25 pm, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the report of a single vehicle collision into a tree on northbound Hollywood Road near FWD Drive in Hollywood. Upon arrival, police observed a red 1989 Chevrolet S-10 into a tree with a single occupant. The driver...
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VIDEO: Suspected Impaired Driver Arrested After Striking Utility Pole in Hollywood, No Injuries Reported

VIDEO: Suspected Impaired Driver Arrested After Striking Utility Pole in Hollywood, No Injuries Reported

On Monday, May 3, 2021, at approximately 1:10 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of 23845 Mill Pond Road in Hollywood, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a Scion XB into a utility pole with the single occupant reporting no injuries....
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Prince George’s County Police Investigating Two Seperate Fatal Collisions Involving Motorcycles

Prince George’s County Police Investigating Two Seperate Fatal Collisions Involving Motorcycles

4/30/2021: The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Friday afternoon in New Carrollton. The deceased driver is 44-year-old John Steele III of Davidsonville. On April 30, 2021, at approximately 3:00 p.m., patrol officers were called to the 5000 block of Ellin Road for...
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No Injuries Reported After Forklift Fire at BJ’s Wholesale Club in California

No Injuries Reported After Forklift Fire at BJ’s Wholesale Club in California

On Monday, May 3, 2021, at approximately 12:48 p.m., firefighters from Bay District were alerted to the BJ’s Wholesale Club located at 44950 Worth Lane in California, for the reported commercial fire alarm. The assignment was upgraded to a commercial structure fire approximately two minutes later, after dispatchers received 911 calls from employees stating...
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Charges Pending After Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Prince George’s County, Maryland State Police Investigating

Charges Pending After Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Prince George’s County, Maryland State Police Investigating

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash in which one person died and another was injured early Saturday morning in Prince George’s County. On Saturday, May 1, 2021, at approximately 3:35 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack responded to the outerloop of I-495 at Kenilworth Road for a...
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Barn and House Severely Damaged After Fire in Hughesville, No Injuries Reported, One Cat Saved

Barn and House Severely Damaged After Fire in Hughesville, No Injuries Reported, One Cat Saved

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at approximately 3:35 p.m., firefighters from Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s, and Prince George’s Counties responded to 15975 Covington Road in Brandywine, for the reported barn on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 60×50 foot barn fully engulfed in flames and collapsed on the ground, with extensions...
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AUDIO: Father and Daughter Dead After Drowning in Waldorf, Third Victim in Critical Condition

AUDIO: Father and Daughter Dead After Drowning in Waldorf, Third Victim in Critical Condition

UPDATE 5/2/2021: On May 1, 2021 at 5:58 p.m., Charles County Emergency Services (911) received calls regarding multiple drowning victims in a pool at a residence in the 1200 block of Jefferson Lane in Waldorf. A Fire Unit from Station 3 in Waldorf with four personnel were the first to arrive on the scene....
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One Flown to Trauma Center After Single Vehicle Rollover in Mechanicsville

One Flown to Trauma Center After Single Vehicle Rollover in Mechanicsville

On Saturday, May 1, 2021, at approximately 2:15 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and South Sandgates Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported motor vehicle collision with one vehicle overturned in water. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle rolled over the Northbound...
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Five Former Volunteer Firefighters Indicted by Prince George’s County Grand Jury in Multiple Arsons of Vacant Structures

Five Former Volunteer Firefighters Indicted by Prince George’s County Grand Jury in Multiple Arsons of Vacant Structures

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, five former volunteer firefighters of the West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department were indicted by a grand jury on various arson, conspiracy, and/or misconduct in office charges for allegedly participating with four intentionally-set fires of vacant structures in Prince George’s County in late 2019 and early 2020. The indictments...
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Maryland Fire Related Deaths Reach Record Low in 2020

Maryland Fire Related Deaths Reach Record Low in 2020

Preliminary data concerning the number of fatal fires investigated by or reported to the Office of the State Fire Marshal indicates 51 Marylanders succumbed to injuries related to hostile fires. This represents a 22% decrease in fire-related deaths as compared to 65 deaths reported in 2019 and is 6% below the previous record low...
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Bay District Conducting Training Burn on Sunday, May 2, 2021

Bay District Conducting Training Burn on Sunday, May 2, 2021

On Sunday, May 2, 2021, the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department along with visiting departments will be conducting a training burn on a residence located at Point Lookout Road and Cullison Lane in Lexington Park. Firefighters will be conducting training scenarios in the residence that was donated to the department, and will be operating...
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Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag at Half-Staff for Death of Delmar Police Corporal Keith Heacook

Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag at Half-Staff for Death of Delmar Police Corporal Keith Heacook

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag be lowered to half-staff effective immediately and returned to full-staff at sunset on the day of interment (not yet known). This action is in honor of Corporal Keith Heacook of the Delmar Police Department, who died in the line of...
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PHOTOS: Governor Hogan Celebrates Groundbreaking of Charles County Broadband Expansion Project

PHOTOS: Governor Hogan Celebrates Groundbreaking of Charles County Broadband Expansion Project

Governor Larry Hogan celebrated the groundbreaking of a major $6 million broadband expansion project to provide high-speed internet service to approximately 1,400 residents of Nanjemoy and Cobb Neck in Charles County. “The sudden shift to teleworking, telehealth, and distance learning that we have seen over the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic has further...
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