Fire & Rescue

Sunday Crash Leaves Three Injured

Sunday Crash Leaves Three Injured

 Authorities in St. Mary’s County are investigating an accident in Charlotte Hall that left three injured. Fire crews from Mechanicsville and rescue crews from Hughesville, Benedict and Mechanicsville responded to the 37500 block of Charlotte Hall School Road shortly after noon on Sunday, Nov. 20 for report of an accident with injuries. Investigation revealed...
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UPDATE: Route 4 Accident Cleared

UPDATE: Route 4 Accident Cleared

UPDATE: Accident has been cleared as of 11:30 a.m. Traffic Alert: Route 4 in Prince Frederick Authorities in Calvert County are on the scene of an auto accident in Prince Frederick along northbound Route 4 in front of Ken Mar liquors. The accident was reported around 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. At...
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House Set on Fire: Arson Investigation Underway

House Set on Fire: Arson Investigation Underway

Maryland State Fire Marshall’s are investigating a case of arson in Charles County. Firefighters from the Waldorf VFD responded to the 5900 block of Walleye Court in Waldorf on Nov. 20 around 7:37 a.m. for report of a house fire. Crews arrived on the scene to discover the interior of a vacant single family...
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St. Mary’s County Police Blotter

St. Mary’s County Police Blotter

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: Second Degree Assault On November 18, 2011 deputies responded to a residence on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, Maryland for a report of an assault.  Investigation revealed Diana Rose Morales Robbins, 23 of Lexington Park, Maryland was engaged in a verbal dispute with...
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Woman Flown Out After Being Kicked by Horse

Woman Flown Out After Being Kicked by Horse

On Sunday, November 20 around 6 p.m., rescue crews were called to the 49500 block of Diamond Lane in Dameron for report of traumatic injuries. Rescue crews arrived on the scene to discover a 65-year-old female had been kicked by a horse resulting in injury. The woman was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter...
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UPDATE: Plane Crashes at Chesapeake Ranch Estates Airport

UPDATE: Plane Crashes at Chesapeake Ranch Estates Airport

UPDATE Nov. 21: The pilot of the single engine plane that crashed in Lusby at the Chesapeake Ranch Estates airfield on Nov. 20 has been identified as Stephen Waugh, 46 of Lusby. Waugh’s passenger was his 16-year old son Phillip Waugh-Merkley. Waugh was a recent Republican candidate for Maryland Senate for Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties...
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Great Mills Crash Leaves One Injured

Great Mills Crash Leaves One Injured

On Thursday, Nov. 17 around 7:54 p.m., police and rescue crews responded to the 21100 block of Great Mills Road near the intersection of Chancellors Run Road in Great Mills for report of an accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to discover two vehicles, a Chevrolet Aveo and a Pontiac Grand Am involved...
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Three Arrests Made for Manufacturing, Detonating IED’s

Three Arrests Made for Manufacturing, Detonating IED’s

An ongoing investigation by Deputy State Fire Marshals has lead to the arrest of one adult and two juveniles. Brandon W. Kitchen, 19 of Chesapeake Beach was charged with Manufacture, Possession, and Use of a Destructive Device and two counts of Reckless Endangerment. Two juveniles of Chesapeake Beach were charged with Manufacture, Possession, and...
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Pedestrian Struck and Killed

Pedestrian Struck and Killed

On Nov. 12 at 11:08 a.m., officers were called to Holly Tree Lane near Hatteras Circle in Waldorf for the report of a pedestrian struck by a car. A preliminary investigation showed the driver, 21, of Waldorf, was traveling east on Holly Tree Lane when she lost control of her Scion and struck Andre...
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Accident Stalls Traffic During Afternoon Rush

UPDATE: One patient has been transported to St. Mary’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries as a result of the crash. The accident scene has been cleared as of 4:05 p.m. Traffic Alert: Route 235 in Hollywood Authorities in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of an accident at the intersection of  northbound Three...
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St. Mary’s Police Blotter

St. Mary’s Police Blotter

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: Theft On November 12, 2011, a broadcast was made for a theft in progress at the Old Mill located at 26000 Yowaiski Mill Road, Mechanicsville, Maryland.  Deputies responding to the area received another broadcast advising a red Ford truck bearing Maryland registration was...
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John Douglass Honored at Bay District Fire Department Installation

John Douglass Honored at Bay District Fire Department Installation

John Douglass, founder of Southern Maryland News Net, and owner of John Douglass Photography, was honored by the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department at their annual Installation of Officers and banquet Nov. 12. The award was for John’s outstanding dedicated support to Bay District. Congratulations John!
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Driver Trapped Following T-Bone Collision

Driver Trapped Following T-Bone Collision

 On Saturday, Nov. 12 shortly before 1 p.m., rescue crews from Bay District and Lexington Park along with Hollywood Fire Department responded to the 44500 block of Wildewood Parkway in Wildewood for report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Investigation revealed a Pontiac G-6 was travelling southbound on Wildewood Blvd. ran a stop...
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UPDATE: Incident Clear on Crain Highway

UPDATE: Incident Clear on Crain Highway

UPDATE 2:30 p.m. The incident has been cleared and traffic is moving back to normal.  Traffic Alert: Crain Highway in La Plata: Motorists be advised traffic in the area of the 7500 block of Crain Highway, southbound at Twinn Kiss Resturant in La Plata will have some delays due to a Fire Department Emergency...
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Firefighters Battle Small Brush Fire at Local High School

Firefighters Battle Small Brush Fire at Local High School

On Nov 8, around 3:20 p.m., firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to the rear of Great Mills High School located at 21130 Great Mills Road for report of a brush fire. Crews arrived on scene to discover fire in a grassy area near the tennis courts. Crews called for a tanker...
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UPDATE: Drive-by Shooting in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Drive-by Shooting in Lexington Park

UPDATE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE On November 8, 2011 at 10:19 P.M. police units responded to the area of Old Missouri Ave, Lexington Park, Md., for the report of a shooting incident. Officers arriving on the scene discovered a 20 year old male victim had been shot in the lower leg area by an unknown...
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Accident Involving Ambulance Leaves Two Injured

Accident Involving Ambulance Leaves Two Injured

On Nov. 5 at 10:32 a.m., officers responded to the area of Route 301 and Smallwood Drive in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle crash involving a car and an ambulance. A preliminary investigation showed the ambulance was responding to a call with lights and siren. Traffic at Smallwood Drive was stopped...
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Calvert House Fire Leaves One Injured

Calvert House Fire Leaves One Injured

Maryland State Fire Marshall’s are investigating a Calvert house fire that left over $250,000 in damages and one man injured. Over 40 firefighters from Prince Frederick, Huntingtown, St. Leonard, Benedict, Solomons, Dunkirk and Hughesville Volunteer Fire Departments responded to report of a house fire at 45 Wilson Court in Prince Frederick on Nov.7 at...
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UPDATE: Pedestrian Suffering Life-Threatening Injuries Following Hit-and-Run

UPDATE: Pedestrian Suffering Life-Threatening Injuries Following Hit-and-Run

UPDATE: In a statement received by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, The Sheriff’s Department has not been notified of a fatality in regards to this pedestrian accident. The identity of the victim has not been officially released. Pedestrian Suffering Life-Threatening Injuries Following Hit-and-Run Authorities in St. Mary’s are investigating a hit-and-run accident that left a...
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Accident Causes Major Backups for Afternoon Rush

Accident Causes Major Backups for Afternoon Rush

UPDATE 4 p.m. SMECO is on the scene, authorities expect to have the roadway reopened around 4:20 p.m. The driver involved in the crash was tested for drugs and/or alcohol on the scene and results came up negative. It is believed the driver suffered a medical emergency, lost control of the vehicle and struck...
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Police Investigating Crash Involving School Bus

Police Investigating Crash Involving School Bus

On Oct. 31 at 6:52 a.m., Charles County officers responded to the area of Billingsley Road and St. Francis Drive in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation showed the driver of a 2003 Honda Accord was attempting to cross Billingsley Road from St. Francis Drive when he struck...
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UPDATE: Route 4 Re-Opened Following Serious Crash

UPDATE: Route 4 Re-Opened Following Serious Crash

UPDATE 2:40 p.m. All lanes of north and southbound Rt. 4 at Cherry Hill Road have been reopened following an earlier crash that left two injured. Identities of the crash victims have not yet been released. UPDATE 1:40 p.m. Northbound Rt. 4 remains closed due to a serious auto accident in Sunderland. Traffic from Rt....
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Drunk Driver Rolls his Truck, Laughs his Way to Jail

Drunk Driver Rolls his Truck, Laughs his Way to Jail

 Authorities in St. Mary’s County are investigating a single vehicle crash that ended with a DUI arrest. Police and rescue crews responded to an auto accident involving an overturned vehiclein the area of South Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park on Saturday, Oct. 29 around 2:15 a.m. Upon arrival, crews discovered a single vehicle crash,...
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Man Rescued After Fishing Boat Capsizes in Potomac River

Man Rescued After Fishing Boat Capsizes in Potomac River

The Coast Guard and Charles County Fire and Rescue responded to a person in the water in the Potomac River near Quantico, Va., Saturday, Oct. 29. The Coast Guard received a call at 9:45 a.m., from a member of Prince Williams County emergency dispatch reporting a man was in the river after the 18-foot...
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UPDATE: Accident Stalls Traffic Along Rt. 235

UPDATE: Accident Stalls Traffic Along Rt. 235

UPDATE 1:40 p.m. The accident scene has been cleared and traffic is moving again along Rt. 235 Two people were checked out by EMS on the scene, but refused medical transport. Investigation revealed, a silver passenger vehicle was on FDR Blvd. attempting to make a left onto Rt. 235 when a Dodge pickup truck...
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