Fire & Rescue

Update: Fatal Victim Identified from Patuxent Beach and Route 4 Crash

Update: Fatal Victim Identified from Patuxent Beach and Route 4 Crash

UPDATE 8:45 p.m. On December 30, 2011 at approximately 2:47 p.m., deputies responded to a single vehicle, motor vehicle collision. Preliminary investigation reveals a 1991 Mercury Cougar, operated by Ali Christine Morrison, 39 of Drayden, Md., was traveling southbound on Patuxent Beach Road in the area of South Patuxent Beach Road in California, Md. Several...
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Arson Investigation Underway

Arson Investigation Underway

Maryland State Fire Marshalls are investigating a case of arson in St. Mary’s County. On Monday, Dec. 26 around 4 p.m., fire investigators responded to the 48100 block of Peach Tree Way in Lexington Park for report of a fire. Authorities arrived on scene to discover a one story, single family dwelling with an...
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Pedestrian Struck, Killed in Waldorf

Pedestrian Struck, Killed in Waldorf

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident in Waldorf that has left one man dead. Police and rescue responded to report of a pedestrian struck along southbound Route 301 at Mattawoman Drive on Dec. 23 around 2:52 a.m. Investigation revealed a 31-year-old male identified as Nijumayi Achille-Desire Takuefou of District Heights, was...
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Woman Hits Gas Instead of Brake Causing Vehicle to Flip

Woman Hits Gas Instead of Brake Causing Vehicle to Flip

On Monday, Dec. 19 around 4:10 p.m., police and rescue were alerted to report of an accident in the parking lot of the Coldwell Banker in the 22800 block of Three Notch Road in California, Md. Authorities arrived on scene to discover two vehicles involved to include a Toyota SUV overturned and a red Ford...
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Rush Hour Crash Brings Traffic to a Standstill

Rush Hour Crash Brings Traffic to a Standstill

On Monday, Dec. 19 around 4:50 p.m., police and rescue were alerted to report of a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Great Mills Road and Shangri La Drive in Lexington Park. Crews arrived on scene to discover two vehicles involved. The drivers of both vehicles were out of the vehicles following air...
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Search Resumes for Missing Boater

Search Resumes for Missing Boater

The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) resumed the search for the missing boater from Saturday’s fatal boating accident north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, near Sandy Point lighthouse. Searchers are conducting vessel surface searches and using side-scan sonar to help locate the missing boater. On December 17 at 2:45 p.m., the U.S. Coast Guard...
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Firefighters Battle House Fire in St. Leonard

Firefighters Battle House Fire in St. Leonard

Fire and rescue crews in Calvert County are on the scene of a working house fire in St. Leonard. The fire was reported around 7:13 a.m. in the 1500 block of Laurel Road down in Long Beach. Firefighters arrived on the scene to discover heavy fire in a one story single family home. No reports...
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Friday Night Crash Leaves Four Injured

Friday Night Crash Leaves Four Injured

Authorities in St. Mary’s County are investigating the cause of a crash that left four injured Friday night in Great Mills. Fire and rescue responded to the 21100 block of Great Mills Road and Chancellors Run Road on Dec. 16 around 10:10 p.m. Crews arrived on scene to discover two vehicles involved to include a...
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Crash on Point Lookout Road Leaves Three Injured

Crash on Point Lookout Road Leaves Three Injured

Authorities in St. Mary’s County are investigating a crash in Park Hall that has left three people injured. On Thursday, December 15, 2011 around 7:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue responded to report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries along the 18800 block of Point Lookout Road. Firefighters from Bay District and rescue...
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Search Underway for Missing Boater in Potomac River

Search Underway for Missing Boater in Potomac River

Coast Guard, local authorities search for boater in Potomac River near Indian Head, Md. The U.S. Coast Guard and local authorities are searching for a 31-year-old man in the Potomac River after the boat he was aboard capsized about a half mile off the coast of Indian Head, Md., Thursday, Dec. 15. A member...
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Local Apartment Complex Evacuated

Local Apartment Complex Evacuated

On Tuesday, Dec. 13 shortly after 10 p.m, emergency communications received a call for report of a commercial building fire in the 21100 block of Lexwood Drive in Lexington Park. Crews arrived on the scene to discover a four story midrise apartment complex with light smoke showing. Firefighters had to force entry into a single...
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Head-on Collision Leaves Three Injured

Head-on Collision Leaves Three Injured

On Wednesday, Dec. 15 around 9:44 p.m., police and rescue were dispatched to report of an accident along the 44800 block of St. Andrew’s Church Road in California, Md.,  involving two vehicles with patients trapped in each vehicle. Crews arrived on the scene to discover a navy blue Toyota Corolla and a silver Chevrolet Blazer...
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Hermanville Road Auto Accident

Hermanville Road Auto Accident

UPDATE: Hermanville Road has been reopened as of 5 p.m. Accident Shuts Down Hermanville Road Authorities in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of a motor vehicle accident  in Hermanville. Police and rescue responded to report of an accident with injuries along Hermanville Road and  Melissa Moore Lane around 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec....
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Fatal Crash Victim Identified

Fatal Crash Victim Identified

UPDATE Dec. 12: On December 9, 2011 at approximately 6:09 a.m., deputies responded to a motor vehicle collision. Preliminary investigation reveals a 2009 Scion XD, being operated by Lorenza Best, 85 of Camp Springs, was traveling south on Patuxent Beach Road in the area of North Patuxent Beach Road in California, Md.  Best’s vehicle crossed...
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House Fire Leaves Family Displaced

House Fire Leaves Family Displaced

Maryland State Fire Marshall’s are investigating a fire in Ridge that has left one family displaced. Fire and rescue crews were alerted to report of a house fire in the 16900 block of Three Notch Road on Sunday, Dec. 11 around 3:30 p.m. Crews arrived on the scene to discover smoke and fire showing from a...
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Police Investigating Hit-and-Run in Charlotte Hall

Police Investigating Hit-and-Run in Charlotte Hall

Authorities in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of a hit-and-run accident in Charlotte Hall. Police and rescue responded to the intersection of Three Notch Road and Golden Beach Road at 11:13 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, for report of an accident with injuries. Investigation revealed two vehicles were involved, but the driver...
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UPDATE: Houseboat Destroyed by Fire, Owner Injured

UPDATE: Houseboat Destroyed by Fire, Owner Injured

Over 20 firefighters from Hollywood, Bay District and Solomon’s VFD’s responded to the scene of a house boat fire at a marina in Hollywood around 8:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Arriving units staged in the 24400 block of Placid Harbor Way to discover a 41’ Seagoing House Boat docked at a pier with heavy fire...
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Threesome Arrested for Prescription Fraud

Threesome Arrested for Prescription Fraud

Over the last several weeks members of the Vice Narcotics Division began receiving information that at least two suspects were utilizing stolen prescriptions to obtain controlled prescription medication. Pharmaceutical diversion detectives began to investigate and were able to find that the prescription pads were stolen from a physician in Baltimore. The suspect was identified...
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Huntingtown Crash Leaves One Injured

Huntingtown Crash Leaves One Injured

On Friday, Dec. 2 shortly before 4 p.m., police and rescue responded to report of an auto accident along southbound Rt. 4 near the north entrance to Old Town Road in Huntingtown. Crews arrived on scene to discover a crash involving two vehicles with one person pinned. The driver in a beige passenger vehicle...
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California Crash Leaves Two Injured

California Crash Leaves Two Injured

On Friday, Dec. 2 at 12:53 p.m., police and rescue responded to report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries along the 22900 block of Three Notch Road and Old Rolling Road in the area of the Panera Bread and Five Guys Restaurant in California, Md. Crews arrived on scene to discover two passenger...
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Woman Killed After Vehicle Strikes Tree

Woman Killed After Vehicle Strikes Tree

Maryland State Police in La Plata are investigating a fatal crash that has left a 47-year-old woman dead. Police and rescue responded to report of a serious motor vehicle accident on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 8:28 a.m., along Route 6 in the area of Mill Swamp Road in Welcome, Md. Investigation revealed a 2003...
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Driver Remains Critical Following Calvert Crash

Driver Remains Critical Following Calvert Crash

On November 29, 2011 at approximately 8:39 p.m,. members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team were dispatched to the area of Plum Point Road and Tobacco Road in Huntingtown for the report of a single motor vehicle crash involving injuries. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 GMC Yukon...
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UPDATE: Roadway Reopens Following HAZMAT Emergency – Photos, Names Added

UPDATE: Roadway Reopens Following HAZMAT Emergency – Photos, Names Added

 Fire and Rescue along with HAZMAT teams responded to the 41300 block of Medley’s Neck Road around 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 for report of an overturned vehicle. Crews arrived on the scene to discover a Burch Oil truck into the woods on its side with the driver trapped. Rescue crews worked to extricate the...
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Bay District VFD Receives Donation

John Douglass from SMNEWSNET.com and BDVFD Chief Shawn Downs  On Saturday, Nov. 26 Bay District Volunteer Fire Department played host to a Winter Wonderland and annual tree lighting. Guests enjoyed a magic show, holiday music, crafts for the kids, raffles, a moon bounce, firetruck rides and best of all pictures with Santa. Southern Maryland...
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Home Catches Fire Twice in 24 hrs – VIDEO ADDED

Home Catches Fire Twice in 24 hrs – VIDEO ADDED

Maryland State Fire Marshall’s are investigating a house fire in Great Mills that left a home completely destroyed after firefighters were called to the home twice within 24 hours. On Saturday, Nov. 26 shortly before 4 p.m., firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to the 45800 block of Ketch Court in the area of Robert Eliff...
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