Fire & Rescue

UPDATE: Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata Under Investigation

UPDATE: Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata Under Investigation

UPDATE – On 10/11/2017, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner positively Identified the operator as William Joseph Burch, 45 yoa, of La Plata, Maryland. 10/9/2017: On Monday October 9, 2017, at approximately 1:15 a.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving...
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Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Hughesville

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Hughesville

On Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 7:15 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 15800 block of Scout Camp Road in Hughesville, for the report of a motor vehicle accident. The accident was called in to 9-1-1 after an operator with the vehicle’s onboard communications system detected a possible crash....
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House Fire in La Plata Ruled Accidental

House Fire in La Plata Ruled Accidental

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 4:50 p.m., firefighters from La Plata, and surrounding Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 5740 Durham Court, in La Plata, for the report of a house fire. The fire was ruled accidental, and started in a 2016 Toyota Corolla that was inside of the attached garage. No injuries were...
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UPDATE; Victim in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Dameron Identified

UPDATE; Victim in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Dameron Identified

UPDATE 10/20/201 @5:35 p.m.: On Monday, October 2, 2017, at approximately 6:35 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported serious motor vehicle collision in the area of Three Notch Road and Will’s Road. Upon arrival, units discovered two vehicles involved and one operator deceased. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s...
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VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Crash in Great Mills Sends One to Trauma Center

VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Crash in Great Mills Sends One to Trauma Center

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, at approximately 2:45 p.m., firefighters from Hollywood and Bay District Volunteer Departments and ambulance crews from the Lexington Park Rescue Squad responded to Chancellors Run Road at the intersection of Buck Hewitt Road, in Great Mills, for the report of a serious motor vehicle accident with injuries. Firstresponders arrived...
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UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed in Early Morning Waldorf Motor Vehicle Accident Identified

UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed in Early Morning Waldorf Motor Vehicle Accident Identified

UPDATE 1:15 p.m.: A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers from the La Plata Barrack indicates that a 1985 Buick Regal operated by Timothy Moreland, of Waldorf, was traveling in the 1st left turn lane of Westbound Route 228 east of Western Parkway in Waldorf. At the same time, Dwayne Thompson, of Loveville, was attempting to...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motorcycle Crash Involving 17-Year-Old Male

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motorcycle Crash Involving 17-Year-Old Male

On Friday, September 29, 2017, at approximately 3:55 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Billingsley Road near Leonardtown Road and Piney Church Road in Waldorf for the report of a motorcycle accident. Initial investigation revealed that a motorcycle was traveling west on Billingsley Road when the driver...
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VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Maryland State Trooper in California, Maryland

VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Maryland State Trooper in California, Maryland

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, at approximately 11:15 p.m., police, fire and rescue crews responded to the intersection of Three Notch Road and First Colony Boulevard, in California, for the report of a motor vehicle accident. First responders arrived on scene to discover a motor vehicle accident with injuries involving a Maryland State Police, marked SUV,...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Collision in Capitol Heights

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Collision in Capitol Heights

The Prince George’s County Police Department, Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motorcycle collision in Capitol Heights. The victim is 29-year-old Carlos Price of Hylton Street in Capitol Heights. On September 24th, at about 7:30 pm, patrol officers were called to Walker Mill Road at County Road for the report of...
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Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Calvert County Police Car Under Investigation

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Calvert County Police Car Under Investigation

UPDATE: Sheriff Mike Evans Posted the following information on his Facebook page. Early this morning DFC Vaughn Evans was southbound on Rt 4 in Prince Frederick when another vehicle traveling north in the southbound lane struck his patrol vehicle. DFC Evans was flown to Shock Trauma and has since been released with non-life threatening...
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Child Safety Seat Check Set For La Plata

Child Safety Seat Check Set For La Plata

The Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack, in partnership with University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, La Plata Town Police, Charles County Rescue Squad 51, Walmart and Maryland Kids in Safety Seats (KISS), are conducting a free child safety seat check from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 23 at the Walmart in...
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Opioid Education and Prevention Event Scheduled for Oct. 18

Opioid Education and Prevention Event Scheduled for Oct. 18

Charles County Government, in partnership with Charles County Public Schools, is hosting a free community opioid workshop and resource fair on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at North Point High School (2500 Davis Rd, Waldorf) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  This fair is to help educate our local community and help provide resources to those...
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What if Your Car Accident Injuries Don’t Appear Immediately?

Any accident involving cars or other motor vehicles can be a traumatic experience and can leave lasting injury, both psychological and physical. In addition, some injuries may not become noticeable until the time following the accident. As such, it’s important that your injuries following the accident are closely observed, as will be explained in...
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UPDATE: Body Recovered from St. Mary’s River in Piney Point Identified

UPDATE: Body Recovered from St. Mary’s River in Piney Point Identified

UPDATE 9/12/2017 @ 3:30 p.m.: On September 12, 2017, a citizen contacted the Emergency Communication Center (ECC) to report they had located the body of a deceased adult male in a body of water located at Tarkill Cove (St. George’s Creek) in Piney Point. Based on the nature of the investigation, detectives from the St....
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UPDATE: Police in Charles County Investigating Death of Two-Year-Old

UPDATE: Police in Charles County Investigating Death of Two-Year-Old

9/11/2017 @ 6:25 p.m.: On Monday, September 11, 2017, at approximately 9:52 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3600 block of Yorktown Drive in Waldorf for the report of a drowning. Upon arrival, officers located the two-year-old male on the rear deck of the residence not breathing. The victim had...
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UPDATE: Names Released in Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Names Released in Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Lexington Park

UPDATE 9/11/2017 @ 11:00 a.m.: On Friday, September 8, 2017, at approximately 3:10 p..m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to MD Route 235 at Poplar Ridge Road, Lexington Park, for a report of a head on collision. On scene investigation revealed a white GMC Terrain, operated by Sierra Yobani Hernandez,, 28, of...
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UPDATE: Stabbing Reported in the Chesapeake Ranch Estates

UPDATE: Stabbing Reported in the Chesapeake Ranch Estates

UPDATE from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office on 9/11/2017 @10:15 a.m.:  On Sunday, September 10, 2017 units from the Sheriff’s Office responded to Ropeknot Road in Lusby for a report of a stabbing. When the deputies arrived they located two male victims with stab wounds and began immediate lifesaving efforts.  One of the victims...
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UPDATE: Names Released in Fatal Hollywood Motor Vehicle Crash

UPDATE: Names Released  in Fatal Hollywood Motor Vehicle Crash

UPDATE: On September 8, 2017, at approximately 4:00 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol units were dispatched to a serious motor vehicle collision on St. John’s Road in the area of Daniel Farm Lane in Hollywood. Units arrived on scene to find a single vehicle with two occupants into a utility pole. The St....
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Oily Rags Blamed in Charlotte Hall Restaurant Fire

Oily Rags Blamed in Charlotte Hall Restaurant Fire

On Monday, September 4, 2017, at approximately, 9:41 p.m., firefighters responded to the Steak in a Sack Restaurant at 30090 Three Notch Road, in Charlotte Hall, for a report of a commercial building fire. Firefighters arrived on scene and discovered a single story commercial building, with heavy smoke showing. The business closed at 3:00 p.m....
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Prince George’s County Police Investigating Fatal Collision in Accokeek

Prince George’s County Police Investigating Fatal Collision in Accokeek

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Accokeek. The victim is 64-year-old Grover Glass of Litton Lane in Accokeek. On August 17th, around 9:30 am, patrol officers were called to the 15700 block of Livingston Road for the report of a collision. The victim was pronounced dead on the...
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Mayland State Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Accident in Solomons

Mayland State Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Accident in Solomons

On Sunday, August 27, 2017, at approximately 1:10 pm, Trooper First Class Rucker from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded to a motor vehicle crash at Route 4 and Patuxent Point Parkway in Solomons. The collision involved several vehicles including a Ford Expedition and Toyota Tacoma. The Ford Expedition rolled over during...
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Arrest Made for Arson of a Group Home in California

Arrest Made for Arson of a Group Home in California

The Office of the State Fire Marshal has concluded an investigation into a house fire with the arrest of a 19 year-old occupant of the home. The incident originally occurred on August 22, 2017 at approximately 12:50 a.m. at 23820 N. Patuxent Beach Road, in California. Firefighters from Bay District and surrounding volunteer fire...
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20-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

20-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at approximately 9:50 p.m., deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to Billingsley Road and St. Patrick’s Drive intersection, in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle accident . A motorcycle operated by Jonathan Hall, 20 of Waldorf, was traveling westbound on Billingsley when an eastbound vehicle...
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Stolen Vehicle Set on Fire in Charlotte Hall

Stolen Vehicle Set on Fire in Charlotte Hall

On Saturday, August 19, 2017, at approximately 10:40 a.m., police responded to a wooded area behind 29890 Three Notch Road, in Charlotte Hall, to investigate a burned out vehicle. The 2008 Chevrolet Impala was reported stolen from Charles County and intentionally burned. The vehicle was destroyed and the fire had self-extinguished before the vehicle...
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House Fire in California Ruled Incendiary

House Fire in California Ruled Incendiary

On Tuesday, August 22. 2017, at approximately 12:05 a.m., firefighters responded to the 23000 block of North Patuxent Beach Road, in California for the report of a house fire. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a story, single family home on fire with heavy smoke showing. It took approximately 30 minutes for firefighters to...
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