Fire & Rescue

Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Motorcycle Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Motorcycle Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on July 19, 2017 last night, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack responded to a fatal collision on US-Rt.1 (Baltimore Avenue) at Prince Georges Avenue, in Beltsville. There was a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle involved in this collision. The Motorcycle driver was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Preliminary...
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UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Mechanicsville Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: 24-Year-Old Mechanicsville Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

UPDATE 7/17/2017 @ 5:00 p.m.: Update: The driver of the Dodge Avenger, 24-year-old Holly Anne Blankenship, succumbed to her injuries while being treated at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. 7/13/2017: On July 13, 2017, at 5:55 p.m., a 2010 Dodge Avenger being operated by a 24-year-old female of Mechanicsville, attempted to cross northbound Three Notch Road...
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Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Newburg

Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Newburg

On July 14, 2017 at approximately 11:15 a.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a personal injury motor vehicle collision on Rock Point Road west of Kings Farm Place, in Newburg. The preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers indicates that a 2007 Chrysler 300M orerated by Betty Jo Saunders, 72...
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57-Year-Old Man Bitten and Trampled by a Camel in Charles County

57-Year-Old Man Bitten and Trampled by a Camel in Charles County

On Friday, July 14, 2017, at approximately 2:40 p.m., a 57-year-old man was bitten and trampled by a camel at the Charles County Fairgrounds in La Plata. The man suffered severe head injuries and was medevaced by Maryland state police helicopter Trooper 2. The camel was in a horse trailer. The camel was part...
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Police in Prince Frederick Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident

Police in Prince Frederick Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident

On July 11, 2017 at approximately 7:05 p.m., the Calvert Control Center broadcast a personal injury motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Dares Beach Road and Dares Wharf Road in Prince Frederick.  Trooper Stull from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack was the first trooper to arrive at the scene. Preliminary investigation...
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Accident Sends Two to Hospital and One to Jail

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Accident Sends Two to Hospital and One to Jail

On Monday, July 10, 2017, at approximately 1:30 a.m., police and emergency personnel responded to Three Notch Road in California, for the report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries. First Responders arrived on scene to discover a single vehicle collision involving a Ford Fusion. For unknown reasons the driver of the Ford Fusion lost...
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PGPD Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Capitol Heights

PGPD Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Capitol Heights

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in Capitol Heights. The victim is 29-year-old Sontonio Thompson of Parkland Drive in Forestville. On July 3, 2017, at approximately 11:55 pm, patrol officers the Prince George’s County Police Department were called to the area of Pennsylvania Avenue near Brooks Drive for...
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Three Vehicle Accident Reported in Lexington Park on Point Lookout Road

Three Vehicle Accident Reported in Lexington Park on Point Lookout Road

On Monday, July 10, 2017 at approximately 12:50 p.m, police and emergency personnel responded to Point Lookout Road, in the area of Thompson Orchard Lane, in Lexington Park for the report of a vehicle motor vehicle accident with injuries. First Responders arrived on scene to discover a motor vehicle crash involving three vehicles, with...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Two Serious Motor Vehicle Accidents

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Two Serious Motor Vehicle Accidents

On Sunday, July 9, 2017 at approximately 6:40 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection of Crain Highway and Smallwood Drive in Waldorf for the report of a single-vehicle crash. Investigation revealed a passenger car was travelling south on Crain Highway when it left the roadway and struck a...
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Trooper Injured in Prince George’s County Crash

Trooper Injured in Prince George’s County Crash

A Maryland state trooper is hospitalized for injuries he sustained early this morning when his marked patrol vehicle was struck by an alleged impaired driver, while the trooper was attempting to pull over a vehicle for a traffic violation in Prince George’s County. The trooper is identified as Trooper Kamil Koziol, who is assigned...
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2 Killed in Overnight Multi Vehicle Crash On I-695

2 Killed in Overnight Multi Vehicle Crash On I-695

Maryland State Police are continuing their investigation into an overnight multi vehicle crash this morning that claimed the lives of two people traveling on motorcycles on the Inner Loop of 695. The two deceased drivers are adult males. The first adult male is from Prince Georges County, MD. The second adult male is from...
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District Heights Teen Injured in Backyard Fireworks Incident

District Heights Teen Injured in Backyard Fireworks Incident

Prince George’s County Fire Officials are investigating a backyard fireworks incident where a teen sustained “severe hand injuries.”  Just after 10:30 pm, July 4, 2017, Firefighter/Medics responded to the 1800 block of Addison Road South in District Heights for a 911 report of an injured teenaged male.  It appears that the youth sustained hand injuries while...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Collision in Accokeek

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Collision in Accokeek

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is working to determine the cause of a fatal crash in Accokeek. The victim is 67-year-old James Hill of North Thames Street in Accokeek. On Thursday, June 29, 2017, at approximately 8:50 p.m., patrol officers were called to the intersection of Indian Head...
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St. Mary’s County Health Department Press Release on Carfentanil and Other Drugs in Disguise

St. Mary’s County Health Department Press Release on Carfentanil and Other Drugs in Disguise

St. Mary’s County continues to experience a tragic and deadly opioid drug epidemic. Opioid drug intoxication deaths in the county have involved prescription opioids, heroin, fentanyl, and now carfentanil. Most St. Mary’s County opioid related drug intoxication deaths thus far in calendar year 2017 have involved fentanyl. The first drug intoxication fatality related to...
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Traffic Advisory: 9th Annual Independence Celebration at Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department

Traffic Advisory: 9th Annual Independence Celebration at Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department

The Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department will host its 9th Annual Independence Day Celebration on July 1, 2017. Residents can expect traffic delays, heavy pedestrian, and motor vehicle traffic, as well as multiple lane closures in the area. The delays are expected from approximately 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. The following road and lane closures...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision

On June 26, 2017, at approximately 8:23 PM, patrol officers from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a serious single motor vehicle collision on Vista Road in the area of Whiskey Creek Road in Hollywood. Officers located a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe off the roadway and into a tree with both the operator...
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Vehicle Fire in Great Mills Ruled Accidental

Vehicle Fire in Great Mills Ruled Accidental

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at approximately 12:50 a.m., firefighters from Bay District responded to Kinnegad Drive, in Great Mills, for a vehicle fire. The accidental fire was caused by a carelessly dropped or discarded smoking material in the plastic driver’s door pocket. The fire was contained to the cab area of the work van. The...
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News Report of Stabbing in Patuxent Homes Subdivision is FALSE

News Report of Stabbing in Patuxent Homes Subdivision is FALSE

Another online newspaper is reporting that a stabbing had been reported on Friday on North Essex Drive in the area of Hancock Road, in Lexington Park. They then updated the article to say that “Police and EMT are on the scene with a 25 year old male with stab wounds in the face area....
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Sick Teddy Bears Get TLC at EMS for Children Day on June 23

Sick Teddy Bears Get TLC at EMS for Children Day on June 23

Have a sick or injured cuddly friend?  The teddy bear doctor is in at the 2017 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for Children Day event at Regency Furniture Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf) on Friday, June 23 starting at 5:30 p.m.  This event will take place prior to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs game...
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UPDATE: Mechanicsville Burn Victim Succumbs to Injuries

UPDATE: Mechanicsville Burn Victim Succumbs to Injuries

UPDATE 6/15/2017: the victim of a fire which occurred on June 8, 2017 at 41340 Riverview Road in Mechanicsville of St. Mary’s County has succumbed due to his injuries. Joseph L. Williams, 70, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Washington Hospital Center Burn Unit and the D.C. Medical Examiner’s Office determined his...
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Two Troopers Injured in Crash in Prince George’s County

Two Troopers Injured in Crash in Prince George’s County

Two troopers were injured late last night as they responded to a call for an impaired driver driving southbound in the northbound lanes of Rt. 4 and collided with each other. Trooper Warren Thompson and Trooper Kamil Kozoil, both assigned to road patrol duties at the Forestville Barrack, were injured. Trooper Kozoil was taken...
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Three Injured in Rollover Accident on Great Mills Road

Three Injured in Rollover Accident on Great Mills Road

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at approximately 1:40 p.m, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and firefighters from Hollywood and Bay District responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Great Mills Road, at the intersection of Chancellors Run Road, in Great Mills. First Responders arrived on scene and discovered a two...
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VIDEO: Woman Flown from Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Tractor-Trailer

VIDEO: Woman Flown from Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Tractor-Trailer

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at approximately 10:15 a.m., police, fire and rescue crews responded to a motor vehicle accident, reported to be serious in Hollywood. Crews arrived on scene to discover t-bone style accident involving a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer. The occupant of the passenger vehicle was trapped under the trailer. The...
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Car Fire in Chaptico Under Investigation

Car Fire in Chaptico Under Investigation

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at approximately 2:45 a.m., St. Mary’s County dispatch received a call for a vehicle fully engulfed with fire along Lacey Family Lane, in Chaptico. The owner of the vehicle has been contacted in regards to the fire. Anyone with further information is asked to call the Office of the State...
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Maryland Open Air Burning and Burn Ban Questions Answered

Maryland Open Air Burning and Burn Ban Questions Answered

Marylanders are reminded of safety and jurisdictional requirements when burning outdoors.  Open air burning is defined as a fire where any material is burned in the open or in a receptacle other than a furnace, incinerator, or other equipment connected to a stack or chimney.  It also includes other fires such as campfires.      ...
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