Fire & Rescue

UPDATE: 49-Year-Old Callaway Man Charged After Slamming Into Another Vehicle While Impaired in Great Mills

UPDATE: 49-Year-Old Callaway Man Charged After Slamming Into Another Vehicle While Impaired in Great Mills

UPDATE: 12/12/19 – Luis Alonzo Sedillo, age 49 of Callaway was charged with the following: FAILURE TO CONTROL VEH. SPEED ON HWY. TO AVOID COLLISION RECKLESS DRIVING (DRIVING, ATTEMPTING TO DRIVE) VEH. WHILE IMPAIRED BY ALCOHOL (DRIVING, ATTEMPTING TO DRIVE) VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL PER SE (DRIVING, ATTEMPTING TO DRIVE) VEHICLE...
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UPDATE: Impaired Driving Leads to One Injured After Vehicle Goes Up Utility Pole in Bushwood

UPDATE: Impaired Driving Leads to One Injured After Vehicle Goes Up Utility Pole in Bushwood

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at approximately 3:15 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Colton Point Road and Bushwood Wharf Road in Bushwood, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with multiple patients injured and trapped.
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One Injured After Single Vehicle Rollover in Dunkirk

One Injured After Single Vehicle Rollover in Dunkirk

On Monday, December 9, 2019, at approximately 10:10 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Route 4 & Route 260 in Dunkirk, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle overturned in the roadway. The single trapped occupant had been...
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State Fire Marshal Currently Investigating Arson at Vacant House in Mechanicsville

State Fire Marshal Currently Investigating Arson at Vacant House in Mechanicsville

On Monday, December 9, 2019, at approximately 4:25 p.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville, Seventh District, Hollywood, and Charles County responded to Grant Road and Golden Beach Road in Mechanicsville for the reported vacant house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single story residence with fire showing from the front of the...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Serious Crash in Charlotte Hall That Sends Two to Trauma Centers

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Serious Crash in Charlotte Hall That Sends Two to Trauma Centers

On December 7, 2019, at approximately 11:08 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 38100 block of Golden Beach Road in Charlotte Hall, for the reported motor vehicle collision. Deputies arrived on scene and located a Ford F-150 and a Chevrolet Cobalt in the roadway with two patients unconscious...
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Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Collision Investigation in Prince George’s County After Two Pedestrians Are Struck

Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Collision Investigation in Prince George’s County After Two Pedestrians Are Struck

On December 7, 2019, shortly after midnight, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack received a 911 call reference a collision involving two pedestrians struck on northbound US-1 (Baltimore Ave.) just north of Mulberry St, Laurel, Prince George’s County, MD. The two pedestrians struck were identified as Daniel Benzinger, 26 of Laurel, MD and...
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No Injuries Reported After Garbage Truck Overturns in Leonardtown

No Injuries Reported After Garbage Truck Overturns in Leonardtown

On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at approximately 8:00 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Beaver Lane and Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious, involving a trash truck overturned. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle accident involving a garbage truck,...
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Anne Arundel County Mother and Grandmother Charged After 9-Month-Old Infant Ingests Heroin/Fentanyl and Dies

Anne Arundel County Mother and Grandmother Charged After 9-Month-Old Infant Ingests Heroin/Fentanyl and Dies

On Saturday, July 27, 2019 at approximately 9:28 a.m., the Anne Arundel County Police and Fire Departments responded to the 7900 block of Chesapeake Drive, Orchard Beach, Maryland for a nine month old male infant in medical distress. The infant was transported to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center for further medical treatment. Life saving...
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Volunteers Respond to Shed Fire in Mechanicsville

Volunteers Respond to Shed Fire in Mechanicsville

On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at approximately 2:50 p.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville, Seventh District, Leonardtown, and Hollywood responded to the 27000 block of Erin Drive in Mechanicsville, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a small shed fully engulfed in flames with the surrounding area and woods on...
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Call for Nominations: Women’s History Month Banquet Awards 2020

Call for Nominations: Women’s History Month Banquet Awards 2020

The St. Mary’s County Commission for Women (CFW) is excited to announce that nominations are open for the 2020 Woman of the Year and Tomorrow’s Woman Awards. All nominees will be honored at the Women’s History Month Banquet Thursday, March 19, 2020, at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall in Lexington Park,...
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Two Injured After Two Motor Vehicle Accidents in California

Two Injured After Two Motor Vehicle Accidents in California

On Sunday, December 1, 2019, at approximately 8:25 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Chancellors Run Road and Military Lane in Great Mills, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one vehicle overturned. Crews arrived on the scene to find two motor vehicles accidents in the area of...
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No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes House in Chaptico

No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Strikes House in Chaptico

On Monday, December 2, 2019, at approximately 10:45 p.m., firefighters and police responded to 24900 Maddox Road in Chaptico, for the motor vehicle accident involving a structure. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into a residence. The residence is vacant, and no injuries were reported. All...
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One Injured After Vehicle Strikes Park Hall Post Office

One Injured After Vehicle Strikes Park Hall Post Office

On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at approximately 3:05 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the Park Hall Post Office located at 18400 Point Lookout Road in Park Hall, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a structure. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle in the parking lot, with...
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UPDATE: Police Believe Alcohol to be a Factor in Motor Vehicle Accident That Killed 50-Year-Old Morganza Man

UPDATE: Police Believe Alcohol to be a Factor in Motor Vehicle Accident That Killed 50-Year-Old Morganza Man

UPDATE 12/3/2019 – MSP Press Release: Kyle Nelson, 32, of Mechanicsville, was flown by Trooper 7 to Prince George’s Hospital. Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation. The preliminary investigation indicates Nelson, who was operating a 2010 Chevrolet Express, crossed the center line into oncoming traffic. Police believe that shortly before 11:00 p.m,...
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UPDATE: Washington DC Woman Charged with Murder After Stabbing a Man to Death in Chaptico

UPDATE: Washington DC Woman Charged with Murder After Stabbing a Man to Death in Chaptico

UPDATE 11/30/2019: Marlaena Rochelle Bethea, 46, of Washington DC,was ordered to be held without bond for a first degree murder case pending against her. State’s Attorney Richard Fritz and Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling are prosecuting this case. UPDATE 5/27/2019 @ 11:55 p.m.: On May 26, 2019, at approximately 11:20 p.m. deputies from...
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UPDATE: Shot Fired by Police and Lexington Park Man Arrested After Fleeing Traffic Stop in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: Shot Fired by Police and Lexington Park Man Arrested After Fleeing Traffic Stop in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 11/30/2019: After consultation with the Office of the State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County, charges have been filed against the suspect who fled a traffic stop in St. Mary’s County last night. The accused is identified as Dion Jamar Davis, 29, of Lexington Park. Davis is charged with second degree assault, resisting arrest,...
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VIDEO: Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire in Great Mills

VIDEO: Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire in Great Mills

On Friday, November 29, 2019, at approximately 10:40 a.m., firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to Old Great Mills Road, in Great Mills for the report of a vehicle fire. Units arrived on scene to find a Ford Ranger pickup truck fully engulfed in fire. Firefighters extinguished the blaze and a Trooper...
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police Locate Suspect and Vehicle from Prince George’s County Hit and Run in North Carolina

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Locate Suspect and Vehicle from Prince George’s County Hit and Run in North Carolina

UPDATE 11/28/19 : Maryland State Police CRASH Team investigators have located the vehicle and the driver involved in the Prince George’s County hit and run fatal which occurred last week. The suspected driver, driving a white and green 2017 Freightliner Cascadia at the time of the crash, is not being identified at this time....
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VIDEO UPDATE: State’s Attorney Releases Statement on Case Where a 7-Year-Child was Struck by a Vehicle After Exiting School Bus

VIDEO UPDATE: State’s Attorney Releases Statement on Case Where a 7-Year-Child was Struck by a Vehicle After Exiting School Bus

UPDATE 11/27/2019:  State’s Attorney for Charles County, Tony Covington released a video about the case where Skyla Shirriel, a 7-year-old, T.C. Martin Elementary School first-grader was hit by a vehicle as she exited her school bus in November of 2018. Xiomara Yan Nativi Quintanilla, 35, of Accokeek, was sentenced to Probation Before Judgement and...
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One Injured After Oil Tanker Truck Overturns in Mechanicsville

One Injured After Oil Tanker Truck Overturns in Mechanicsville

On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at approximately 7:55 a.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Budds Creek Road and Mechanicsville Road in Chaptico, for the report of a motor vehicle accident involving an overturned semi-truck carrying hazardous materials with the driver trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Death at Solomons Boat Ramp

Maryland State Police Investigating Death at Solomons Boat Ramp

On Monday, November 25, 2019, at approximately 6:20 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the Solomons Island Boat Ramp on South Solomons Island Road in Solomons, for the reported open water rescue. Dispatchers advised the 911 caller stated a SUV went into the water at the boat ramp, with the occupant still...
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No Injuries Reported After Box Truck Rolls Over in Mechanicsville

No Injuries Reported After Box Truck Rolls Over in Mechanicsville

On Sunday, November 24, 2019, at approximately 5:45 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Chaptico Road and Token Oak Lane in Mechanicsville, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious, with one vehicle overturned with subjects possibly trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find a box truck on its side in the...
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Driver Injured After Vehicle Strikes Tree and Crashes into McIntosh Run Creek in Leonardtown

Driver Injured After Vehicle Strikes Tree and Crashes into McIntosh Run Creek in Leonardtown

On Monday, November 25, 2019, at approximately 4:20 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Potato Hill Farm Lane in Leonardtown, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious, with one occupant trapped. Initial reports indicated a single vehicle into a tree, with the vehicle in the...
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Firefighters Respond to Garage Fire in Lexington Park

Firefighters Respond to Garage Fire in Lexington Park

On Monday, November 25, 2019, at approximately 4:25 p.m., firefighters from NAS Patuxent River and Bay District responded to the 48000 block of Compass Circle in Lexington Park, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 3-story townhouse with smoke showing from the garage. Firefighters extinguished a fire in...
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Boat Fire in Solomons Caused by Overloaded Outlet Extension Cord, Deemed Accidental

Boat Fire in Solomons Caused by Overloaded Outlet Extension Cord, Deemed Accidental

On November 25, 2019, at approximately 8:05 a.m., firefighters from Calvert and St. Mary’s County responded to 255 Lore Road in Solomons, for the reported boat fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 1983, 32-foot Trojan power boat moored in a slip at Beacon Marina. Firefighters found fire in the cabin area...
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