Fire & Rescue

UPDATE – Details Released: Police Arrest Man Involved in Murder of 19-Year-Old Male Lexington Park

UPDATE – Details Released: Police Arrest Man Involved in Murder of 19-Year-Old Male Lexington Park

UPDATE 1/14/2022 @ 11:30 a.m.: According to court documents, Joseph James Oakes, age 19 of Lexington Park was in the vehicle with five other subjects at the time of his murder. Oakes died from a gunshot wound to his upper body. A second victim sustained a gunshot wound to his right arm, and a...
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Three Injured After Waldorf Paramedic Ambulance is Involved in Motor Vehicle Collision with Entrapment

Three Injured After Waldorf Paramedic Ambulance is Involved in Motor Vehicle Collision with Entrapment

On Thursday, January 13, 2022, just before 8:30 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Crain Highway and Smallwood Drive in Waldorf, for the reported motor vehicle collision involving Waldorf Ambulance 38. Crews arrived on the scene to find the ambulance and one other vehicle involved and reported one EMT...
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9-Month Old Flown to Children’s Center After Being Bit by Dog in Hollywood

9-Month Old Flown to Children’s Center After Being Bit by Dog in Hollywood

On Thursday, January 13, 2022, at approximately 6:19 p.m., police and emergency medical personnel responded to the 23800 block of Mill Pond Road in Hollywood, for the reported dog bite/animal attack. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 9-month old male with injuries to the face after a dog bite. Emergency medical personnel...
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UPDATE: Prince George’s County Correctional Officer who Drove Through Taco Bell Sentenced for First-Degree Assault

UPDATE: Prince George’s County Correctional Officer who Drove Through Taco Bell Sentenced for First-Degree Assault

UPDATE 1/13/22: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Tanesha Renea Williams, 26, of Waldorf, to 40 years, 283 days, with all but 4 years and 100 days suspended. Williams will serve her time in jail for 18...
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Maryland Natural Resources Police Officer Prevents a Second Suicide in Two Months

Maryland Natural Resources Police Officer Prevents a Second Suicide in Two Months

A Maryland Natural Resources Police officer prevented a suicide for the second time in two months. On December 29, 2021, at about 6:30 p.m., Officer First Class Jacob Gerczak was on patrol near the Chesapeake City Bridge when he observed a woman leaning over the safety railing of the bridge. The five-year veteran, who in October...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Woman Shot Multiple Times on Route 3 in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Woman Shot Multiple Times on Route 3 in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are attempting to determine who fired shots at a 28-year-old woman last night in Prince George’s County. Just before 9:00 p.m., on Wednesday, January 12, 2021, Maryland State Police at the College Park Barrack responded to the scene of a reported shooting on southbound Route 3 in the area of Annapolis...
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Maryland 9-1-1 Board Warns that 3G Network Mobile Phones May Cease Operating in 2022

Maryland 9-1-1 Board Warns that 3G Network Mobile Phones May Cease Operating in 2022

The Maryland 9-1-1 Board is issuing a warning to consumers that older phones may cease operating in early 2022 due to the retirement of 3G networks and support for phones using 3G service. This may include other devices that use 3G connectivity, such as some medical alert devices, tablets, smart watches, and home security...
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UPDATE: Detectives Release Surveillance Video of Suspect Vehicle in Fatal Christmas Eve Shooting

UPDATE: Detectives Release Surveillance Video of Suspect Vehicle in Fatal Christmas Eve Shooting

Homicide Unit detectives released surveillance video of the SUV being sought in connection with a fatal shooting in Temple Hills on Christmas Eve. This video was recorded just seconds after an occupant in the SUV shot and fatally wounded 30-year-old Danny Kelly Jr. of Clinton. Kelly and his family were heading to a holiday...
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UPDATE: Calvert County Sheriff’s Releases Statement on Deputy Involved in Serious Motor Vehicle Crash

UPDATE: Calvert County Sheriff’s Releases Statement on Deputy Involved in Serious Motor Vehicle Crash

UPDATE: The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is working in conjunction with the Calvert County State’s Attorney’s Office to determine if charges will be filed against Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Jermaine Mason, one of the drivers involved in the January 7th, 2021 motor vehicle crash on Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick. 1/7/2022: The Calvert...
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Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash That Killed 36-Year-Old Waldorf Man

Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash That Killed 36-Year-Old Waldorf Man

UPDATE 1/10/2022 @ 5:25 p.m.: On January 9, 2022, at 2:03 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Acton Lane near Tawny Drive in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation showed the driver appeared to be traveling westbound on Acton Lane when...
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UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Charged with Attempted First Degree Murder After Stabbing on Great Mills Road

UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Charged with Attempted First Degree Murder After Stabbing on Great Mills Road

UPDATE 1/10/2022: On Saturday, January 8, 2022, at 3:16 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21600 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported assault. Investigation determined Frederick Lee Weems, age 42 of Lexington Park, forced entry to the victim’s residence and stabbed the victim...
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Maryland Department of Health Partnering with Local Hospitals as COVID-19 Testing Sites

Maryland Department of Health Partnering with Local Hospitals as COVID-19 Testing Sites

Testing Announcements The MDH-run site in Annapolis at the Corner of Calvert and Bladen Streets and State Center, Baltimore City sites will continue to operate as previously scheduled. Please verify the operating status of any site before visiting. Additional site openings and schedule expansions will be announced in the coming days. The Maryland Department of Health (MDH), in partnership with...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash That Killed 50-Year-Old Mechanicsville Man

UPDATE: Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash That Killed  50-Year-Old Mechanicsville Man

UPDATE 1/10/2022 @ 9:35 a.m.: On Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022 at approximately 8:43 pm, patrol deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a serious motor vehicle collision on Baptist Church Road in the area of Hidden Acres Court in Mechanicsville. A 2011 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was located off of...
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St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services Seeks Public’s Assistance to Alleviate Hospital Emergency Department Overload in the Face of COVID-19 Surge

St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services Seeks Public’s Assistance to Alleviate Hospital Emergency Department Overload in the Face of COVID-19 Surge

The St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services is asking St. Mary’s County residents to help alleviate the unprecedented strain that COVID-19 and its emerging variants have placed on the area’s emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, frontline responders, and hospitals. COVID-19 infections continue to spread rapidly throughout Maryland. Increased numbers of hospitalizations have led...
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AUDIO: Charges Pending After Maryland State Trooper is Struck by Suspected Impaired Driver in Waldorf

AUDIO: Charges Pending After Maryland State Trooper is Struck by Suspected Impaired Driver in Waldorf

On January 7, 2022, at approximately 10:00 p.m., a trooper from the La Plata Barrack was conducting a traffic stop with his emergency lights activated on southbound Crain Highway at Holly Lane in Waldorf. The preliminary investigation indicates that while the trooper was attempting to leave the scene in his marked patrol vehicle, he...
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Smoke Detectors Alert Occupant of House Fire in Indian Head, No Injuries Reported, Fire Deemed Accidental

Smoke Detectors Alert Occupant of House Fire in Indian Head, No Injuries Reported, Fire Deemed Accidental

UPDATE 1/9/2022: The Tenth District Volunteer Fire Department released the following information. “Last week, a local elderly couple lost their home and all their belongings in this tragic house fire less than two miles from the station. The couple was trying to stay warm after the snow storm and extended power outages, and unfortunately...
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No Injuries Reported After Firefighter Respond to Vehicle Fire Threatening Residence in Mechanicsville

No Injuries Reported After Firefighter Respond to Vehicle Fire Threatening Residence in Mechanicsville

On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at approximately 1:25 p.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Leonardtown, Seventh District, Hughesville, and Bay District responded to the 27000 block of Glebe Farm Lane in Mechanicsville, for the reported vehicle on fire threatening a residence. The 911 caller reported a pickup truck was on fire next to, and spreading...
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UPDATE: Detectives Investigating Double Fatal Shooting After 15-Year-Old Shoots Three Family Members

UPDATE: Detectives Investigating Double Fatal Shooting After 15-Year-Old Shoots Three Family Members

The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested and charged a juvenile suspect in connection with a domestic-related double homicide in Clinton Thursday evening. The victims are identified as 44-year-old Taledia Oxley and her eight-year-old son Asa Oxley. The suspect is a 15-year-old family member. He is charged as an adult. On January 6, 2022,...
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Two Dead and One Transported with Life-Threatening Injuries After Possible Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Brandywine

Two Dead and One Transported with Life-Threatening Injuries After Possible Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Brandywine

Prince George’s County First Responders responded to the 14000 block of South Springfield Road in Brandywine, for an investigation. Crews arrived on the scene and found two deceased victims and one victim unconscious. Firefighters found a generator inside the home that was on and running. The unconscious victim was transported with life-threatening injuries. The...
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St. Mary’s County Government Offices Operating Under Delayed Opening Friday, Jan. 7, 2022

St. Mary’s County Government Offices Operating Under Delayed Opening Friday, Jan. 7, 2022

Winter weather across the area has brought snow and may cause hazardous travel conditions. Drivers are reminded to slow down and use caution while traveling. As such, St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices will open at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Liberal leave remains in effect for employees. The Department of Recreation and...
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Snow Emergency Plan Activated for St. Mary’s County and Calvert County

Snow Emergency Plan Activated for St. Mary’s County and Calvert County

The Maryland State Police has activated the Snow Emergency Plan for Calvert County effective at 0300 hours on 1/7/2022. The Snow Emergency Plan for St. Mary’s County has been placed into effect on January 7, 2022 at 0330 hours. The quick accumulation of snow was the main factor in implementing the plan. Road conditions...
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St. Mary’s County Fire and EMS Departments Respond to 179 Call of Service on January 3, 2022

St. Mary’s County Fire and EMS Departments Respond to 179 Call of Service on January 3, 2022

St. Mary’s County Fire and EMS Departments had 179 total calls for service on January 3, 2022 Mechanicsville VFD responded to 69 total incidents on January 3, 2022 Attached is a photo showing the call volume for January 3rd. The blue highlighted section is the Mechanicsville VFD first due response area. Mechanicsville VFD also...
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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect from Thursday Afternoon to Friday Morning

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect from Thursday Afternoon to Friday Morning

The National Weather Service has placed Southern Maryland under a Winter Weather Advisory in effect from Thursday, January 6, 2022, from 3:00 p.m., to Friday, Jan.7 at 10:00 a.m. WHAT…Snow. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches. Isolated higher amounts of around 5 inches are possible. WHERE…In Maryland, St. Marys County. In Virginia,...
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Governor Hogan Declares 30-Day State of Emergency, Mobilizes 1,000 Members of Maryland National Guard to Respond to COVID-19 Surge

Governor Hogan Declares 30-Day State of Emergency, Mobilizes 1,000 Members of Maryland National Guard to Respond to COVID-19 Surge

Governor Larry Hogan today declared a 30-day state of emergency to take urgent short-term actions to combat the current COVID-19 surge and mobilized 1,000 members of the Maryland National Guard to assist state and local health officials with the ongoing pandemic response. Today, Maryland hit a record high 3,057 COVID-19 hospitalizations, which is an increase of...
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No Injuries Reported After Commercial Bus Overturns in Calvert County During Snow Storm

No Injuries Reported After Commercial Bus Overturns in Calvert County During Snow Storm

On Monday, January 3, 2022, at approximately 8:40 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Rt.4 and Skinners Turn Road in Owings, for the motor vehicle collision involving an overturned bus. Crews arrived on the scene to find a Lamoille Valley Transportation Bus on its side in the median. Firefighters...
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