Fire & Rescue

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Huntingtown

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in  Huntingtown

UPDATE 2/28/2024 @ 5:00 p.m.: On February 28, 2024, at approximately 11:41 a.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau responded to the area of Hunting Creek Road and Deep Landing Road in Huntingtown, for the report of a single motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, deputies determined that the operator sustained life-threatening...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – February 27, 2024

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Meeting Rollup – February 27, 2024

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County (CSMC) began their business meeting with an invocation and the pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners then presented a proclamation celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce. Join the Chamber at: https://smcchamber.com. During County Administrator Time, the Commissioners took...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Murder of 23-Year-Old in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Police Investigating Murder of 23-Year-Old in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, February 27, 2024, Malic Quinn Freeland, 23, was pronounced deceased at the shock trauma center, where he had been undergoing treatment following an incident. Mr. Freeland was the operator of the vehicle involved in an accident on Monday, February 26, 2024. Upon initial investigation, it was found that the car accident was...
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Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Impaired Driving After Hit and Run in Bushwood

Lexington Park Woman Arrested for Impaired Driving After Hit and Run in Bushwood

On Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at approximately 8:50 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the 22000 block of Colton Point Road in the area of Bushwood Wharf Road in Bushwood, for a motor vehicle collision. 911 callers reported a white Mitsubishi Mirage struck a guardrail, fled the scene and then crashed again...
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CALEA Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment on St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

CALEA Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment on St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

A Site-based assessor from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), is currently examining all aspects of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office (SMCSO) policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Sheriff Steve Hall announced. “Verification by the assessor that SMCSO meets the Commission’s comprehensive state-of-the-art standards is part of...
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UPDATE: Police Make Fifth Arrest in Connection to Fatal Shooting of 2-Year-Old Boy

UPDATE: Police Make Fifth Arrest in Connection to Fatal Shooting of 2-Year-Old Boy

UPDATE 2/26/2024: The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit identified and arrested a fifth suspect in connection with the murder of a toddler in Langley Park. The arrested suspect is 25-year-old Nilson Granados-Trejo of no fixed address. On February 8, 2024, a detective working in the area of the 1400 block of Kanawha...
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One Flown to Trauma Center After Serious Single Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

One Flown to Trauma Center After Serious Single Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

On Monday, February 26, 2024, at approximately 7:14 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Mechanicsville Road and Beverly Drive in Mechanicsville, for the serious motor vehicle collision with one possibly ejected. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway with the operator out of...
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Police Investigating 17-Year-Old Teen Killed in Single Vehicle Crash in PG County

Police Investigating 17-Year-Old Teen Killed in Single Vehicle Crash in PG County

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Friday in the city of Greenbelt. The deceased driver is 17-year-old Erson Cruz of Riverdale. On February 23, 2024, at approximately 08:40 am, officers responded to the 7900 block of Kenilworth Avenue for a single-vehicle collision....
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Driver Flown to Burn Center After Vehicle Strikes Electrical Box, Causing Large Fire in Waldorf

Driver Flown to Burn Center After Vehicle Strikes Electrical Box, Causing Large Fire in Waldorf

On Saturday, February 24, 2024, at approximately 2:57 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the 2500 block of Hatteras Circle in Waldorf, for the motor vehicle collision with one vehicle on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a Dodge Charger struck a electrical box and was on fire. SMECO was requested...
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Police Investigating Attempted Murder in Lexington Park, Victim Flown to Trauma Center with Life-Threatening Injuries

Police Investigating Attempted Murder in Lexington Park, Victim Flown to Trauma Center with Life-Threatening Injuries

On Saturday, February 24, 2024, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a disturbance in the 21000 block of Morris Drive in Lexington Park, MD. Upon arrival, a victim was found with a significant laceration to the throat. Emergency medical personnel were dispatched and responded to find a...
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One Flown to Trauma Center After Single Vehicle Strikes Pole and Flips in Great Mills

One Flown to Trauma Center After Single Vehicle Strikes Pole and Flips in Great Mills

On Sunday, February 25, 2024, at approximately 3:08 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Flat Iron Road and Guenther Drive in Great Mills, for a motor vehicle collision reported serious with one vehicle overturned and one trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to confirm a single vehicle overturned with...
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2-Year-Old Flown to Children’s Center After Drowning at Waldorf Hotel

2-Year-Old Flown to Children’s Center After Drowning at Waldorf Hotel

On Saturday, February 24, 2024, at approximately 10:27 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the Holiday Inn Express located at 11370 Days Court in Waldorf, for a child not breathing after a drowning. 911 callers reported a baby was not breathing after being pulled from the hotels pool with an unknown time in...
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No Injuries Reported After Trash Truck Catches on Fire in Lexington Park

No Injuries Reported After Trash Truck Catches on Fire in Lexington Park

On Friday, February 23, 2024, at approximately 12:43 p.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River and Ridge responded to the area of Spyglass Way and Driftwood Court in Lexington Park, for the reported commercial vehicle on fire. Crews from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene to find a large pile...
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Detectives Recover 30 Kilos of Cocaine and Make One Arrest

Detectives Recover 30 Kilos of Cocaine and Make One Arrest

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Gang Unit and Narcotics Enforcement Division recovered approximately 30 kilos of cocaine at a home in the Lewisdale area. The net worth of the seized drugs is more than three million dollars. The suspect is 37-year-old Willians Quintanilla Beltran of Lewisdale. During the course of the investigation, detectives...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources: Number of Wildfires, Acreage Burned Increased in 2023

Maryland Department of Natural Resources: Number of Wildfires, Acreage Burned Increased in 2023

The number of wildfires and the acreage of land burned by wildfires in Maryland last year significantly outpaced the 10-year average, according to the Maryland Forest Service’s Annual Wildland Fire Report. The report, which is being released this month, covers data related to wildfires on 3.2 million acres of land overseen by the Maryland Forest...
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One Flown to Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Waldorf

One Flown to Trauma Center After Motor Vehicle Collision in Waldorf

On Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at approximately 11:55 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Smallwood Drive and Stone Avenue in Waldorf, for a motor vehicle collision reported serious with one trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles off the roadway involved in a T-bone style collision...
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Two Transported to Hospital, Two Transported to Trauma Center After Serious Collision in Waldorf

Two Transported to Hospital, Two Transported to Trauma Center After Serious Collision in Waldorf

On Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at approximately 4:40 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Crain Highway and Sub Station Road in Waldorf, for a motor vehicle collision reported serious with multiple trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved with one patient trapped. Firefighters removed the...
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Death Investigation at Lettie Dent Elementary School Involving Staff Member

Death Investigation at Lettie Dent Elementary School Involving Staff Member

On Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at approximately 10:05 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the Lettie Marshall Dent Elementary School in Mechanicsville, for the reported adult male not breathing. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) and a Forensic Investigator from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner responded to the scene;...
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UPDATE: Investigation Continues Into Avenue Shed Fire That Killed 26-Year-Old St. Mary’s County Man

UPDATE: Investigation Continues Into Avenue Shed Fire That Killed 26-Year-Old St. Mary’s County Man

UPDATE 2/20/2024: The victim of last Friday night’s shed fire in Avenue has been identified as 26-year-old Joseph Williams Bowles, Jr. Deputy State Fire Marshals have concluded the fire originated within an 8′ x 10 shed in his parents’ backyard. While the fire remains under investigation, they have not recovered evidence that it was...
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UPDATE: 30-Year-Old Bicyclist Succumbs to Injuries After Collision in La Plata

UPDATE: 30-Year-Old Bicyclist Succumbs to Injuries After Collision in La Plata

UPDATE 2/20/2024: On Sunday, February 18, 2024, at approximately 3:55 p.m., Troopers from Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to Maryland Route 6 (Charles Street) at Applegrove Court for a report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Due to the circumstances, the Maryland State Police CRASH Team responded to assume the investigation. A...
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No Injuries Reported After Large Garage Fire in Huntingtown

No Injuries Reported After Large Garage Fire in Huntingtown

On Monday, February 19, 2024, at approximately 12:14 p.m., firefighters from the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments responded to 315 of Cox Road in Huntingtown, for the reported garage fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a 100 x 30 garage with fire showing, a working fire dispatch was requested which alerted...
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78-Year-Old Man Flown Out with Serious Burns After Fire in Helen, Fire Marshal Investigating

78-Year-Old Man Flown Out with Serious Burns After Fire in Helen, Fire Marshal Investigating

On Monday, February 19, 2024, at approximately 12:40 p.m., firefighters from the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a residence in Helen, for the reported outside fire with one burn victim Crews arrived on the scene to find a large woods fire with extensions to a nearby shed and one adult male suffering from...
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In-Custody Death of Man in Prince George’s County Under Investigation

In-Custody Death of Man in Prince George’s County Under Investigation

The Independent Investigations Division (IID) of the Maryland Office of the Attorney General is investigating the death of a man while he was in police custody in Prince George’s County on Friday night. On February 16, 2024, at approximately 7:45 p.m., officers with the Prince George’s County Police Department responded to a 911 call...
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Spotlight on Excellence: Celebrating Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad’s Chief Ken Hicks, Awarded EMT of the Year

Spotlight on Excellence: Celebrating Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad’s Chief Ken Hicks, Awarded EMT of the Year

We’re bursting with pride at LPVRS as we spotlight our very own Chief Ken Hicks, recently honored as EMT of The Year by the Knights of Columbus. Ken’s journey with the LPVRS began in 2002 after retiring from the U.S. Navy and has since been a beacon of service, leadership, and dedication to our...
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4 Displaced After House Fire in Hughesville, Fire Under Investigation and No Injuries Reported

4 Displaced After House Fire in Hughesville, Fire Under Investigation and No Injuries Reported

On Sunday, February 18, 2024, at approximately 4:08 a.m., firefighters from Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s County responded to 16465 Overhill Way in Hughesville, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a one story single family home with fire showing. Firefighters found all occupants were reported out of...
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