Fire & Rescue

Carroll County Man Charged with Arson at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Carroll County Man Charged with Arson at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

A 19-year-old male student has been charged after determining he was responsible for setting a fire inside Dorchester Hall located on St. Mary’s College of Maryland campus in St. Mary’s City. On March 24, 2016 at approximately 3:00 p.m., a fire involving clothing inside the laundry room was discovered by staff and quickly extinguished....
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Deputies Respond to 3-Year-Old hit by Vehicle in Driveway

Deputies Respond to 3-Year-Old hit by Vehicle in Driveway

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at approximately 4:30p.m. , units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, and the St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department responded to a residence on Mallory Square, in Port Republic, for a report of a young child struck by a vehicle in the driveway. It was learned that...
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Fire Deaths Summon Fire Prevention Awareness

Fire Deaths Summon Fire Prevention Awareness

The State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci wants to remind all Marylanders of the importance and value of fire prevention. Nine fire deaths have been recorded during the first 30 days of the New Year. Six of these deaths involved victims under the age of 18. Two victims were over the age of 50...
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Firefighters Awarded by Knights of Columbus in Bowie for Life-Saving Actions

Firefighters Awarded by Knights of Columbus in Bowie for Life-Saving Actions

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department is pleased to announce that Retired Deputy Fire Chief Tyrone Wells and Assistant Fire Chief Darren O. Ware were recognized as The Knights of Columbus “Career Fire Fighter of the Year.” The award presentation was made on Saturday, January 28th, at the Knights of Columbus...
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Fire Destroys Family Home on North Sandgates Road

Fire Destroys Family Home on North Sandgates Road

On Friday, January 27, 2017, at approximately 11:25 a.m. firefighters from Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Bay District, Leonardtown, Seventh District and Hughesville were alerted to report of a house fire at 26600 N Sandgates Road, in Mechanicsville. Crews arrived on scene to discover a two story single family home with fire and smoke showing. It took over...
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Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

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

Shortly after 6:30 a.m., on January 29, 2017, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack responded to a fatal collision at southbound I-95 at Route 212 (Powder Mill Road) in Beltsville, Maryland. There were two vehicles involved in this collision and one driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. Preliminary investigation revealed the driver...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Mourns Death of Corrections Sergeant Charles “Snookie” Miedzinski

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Mourns Death of Corrections Sergeant Charles “Snookie” Miedzinski

It is with great sadness that the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office announces the passing of retired Corrections Sergeant Charles Philip Miedzinski, affectionately known as “Snookie.” Snookie retired from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office in September of 1999. He passed away Thursday, January 27, 2017, at his home with his family by his...
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UPDATE: Names Released Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

UPDATE:  Names Released Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

UPDATE 1/28/2017: On January 27, 2017, at approximately 8:18 p.m. patrol units from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Poplar Ridge Road in Lexington Park for the report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Deputies arrived on scene with emergency medical personnel to discover two vehicles...
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Hit and Run in Callaway Sends Woman to Hospital and Man to Jail

Hit and Run in Callaway Sends Woman to Hospital and Man to Jail

On Sunday, January 22, 2017, at approximately 1:55 p.m., police, fire and rescue crews responded to a report on of a motor vehicle accident on Piney Point Road at the intersection of Take It Easy Ranch Road, in Callaway. Crews arrived on scene to discover a white Hyundai SUV in a ditch. Witnesses told police that...
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Late Night Crash in Lexington Park Sends Three to Area Hospitals

Late Night Crash in Lexington Park Sends Three to Area Hospitals

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, at approximately 11:25 p.m., police, fire and rescue crews responded to a report of a serious accident on Three Notch Road in the area of Mattapany Road, in Lexington Park. Crews arrived on scene to discover a two vehicle collision, with both vehicles off the roadway. The male driver of...
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Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

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

Shortly after 3:00 a.m. this morning, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack responded to a single vehicle collision at the eastbound Route 198 (Sandy Spring Road) ramp to northbound I-95, Laurel, Maryland. The preliminary investigation revealed a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee was located off the road and overturned in the woods off the...
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New Smoke Alarm Law Reminder

New Smoke Alarm Law Reminder

A new state law aimed at reducing home fire deaths went into effect on July 1, 2013.  It requires replacement of any battery-only operated smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old with a unit powered by a 10-year sealed-in battery having a “Hush” button feature – ultimately affecting more than 800,000 Maryland...
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Waldorf Woman Served a Criminal Summons for Attempted Arson

Waldorf Woman Served a Criminal Summons for Attempted Arson

Deputy State Fire Marshals served a Criminal Summons to Amanda Rishee Robinson, 39, of Waldorf at her place of employment today after determining she was responsible for the attempted arson in December of last year at 28370 Woodburn Hill Road in Apartment #6 in Mechanicsville. On December 29, 2016, at 7:41 p.m., the St....
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8-Year-Old Child Accidentally Ran Over in Own Driveway in Waldorf

8-Year-Old Child Accidentally Ran Over in Own Driveway in Waldorf

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at approximately 8:30 a.m., an 8-year-old boy was in his driveway in the 6400 block of Pangolin Court, Waldorf, when he stopped in front of his mother’s parked car and knelt down to tie his shoe. His mother, who was unaware her son was in front of the car,...
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David A Thompson Jr., of Charlotte Hall Leaves Behind 18-Year-Old Female Trapped in Vehicle After Crash

David A Thompson Jr., of Charlotte Hall Leaves Behind 18-Year-Old Female Trapped in Vehicle After Crash

On Sunday, January 8, 2017, at approximately 9:00 a.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack were dispatched to a single vehicle collision on Route 5 and Brandywine Road, in Brandywine. The collision involved a 2002 Acura MDX, which travelled off the roadway, striking several trees, and overturning. Due to the impact with...
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2nd Alarm Fire at Tucker Road Ice Rink Ruled Accidental

2nd Alarm Fire at Tucker Road Ice Rink Ruled Accidental

Just after 3:00 pm, Wednesday, January 4, a popular community sports facility suffered significant damage from a fire that appears accidental. Prince George’s County Firefighters were alerted to the fire at the Tucker Road Ice Rink, 1770 Tucker Road, in Fort Washington and arrived to find a large 1-story complex with heavy smoke coming...
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Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a School Bus in Charles County

Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a School Bus in Charles County

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit is investigating an accident on Bryantown Road involving a school bus and a passenger car. Preliminary information is that a call came in at approximately 3:24 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017, about a bus overturned. The cause of the crash is under investigation. There were...
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Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Waldorf

Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Waldorf

On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at approximately 3:50 p.m., the driver of a Toyota FJ Cruiser was traveling south on Copley Avenue north of Acadia Road in Waldorf. For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of his vehicle, crossed the double yellow lines, struck a mailbox, crossed back over the roadway and struck an...
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Leonardtown Home Destroyed by Fire

Leonardtown Home Destroyed by Fire

On Friday, December 30, 2016, at approximately 2:53 a.m., Firefighters responded to 41436 Challedon Way, Leonardtown, for the report of a house fire. Units arrived on scene and discovered a two story wood framed single family dwelling fully involved It took over 40 minutes for the 45 firefighters to bring the fire under control. The...
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Fire Sprinkler Activation Stops Fire and Saves Lives at Seniors Apartments

Fire Sprinkler Activation Stops Fire and Saves Lives at Seniors Apartments

Deputy State fire Marshals investigated an accidental fire that occurred at the Morningside House of St. Charles four-story assisted living facility at 70 Village street in Waldorf, Charles County. The property is owned and operated by the Senior Lifestyle Corporation. The 11:47 p.m. fire activated the smoke detection system and fire sprinkler system allowing...
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Driver Crashes Vehicle in Waldorf After Fleeing Traffic Stop

Driver Crashes Vehicle in Waldorf After Fleeing Traffic Stop

On Monday, December 26, 2016, at approximately 6:10 p.m., an officer of from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle with expired tags in the area of Crain Highway at St. Patrick’s Drive in Waldorf. Instead of stopping, the vehicle accelerated and fled northbound on Crain Highway. The driver...
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Building Fire in Waldorf Ruled Accidental

Building Fire in Waldorf Ruled Accidental

On Sunday, December 25, 2016, firefighters from the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments were alerted to report of a commercial building fire at 2423 Crain Highway, in Waldorf. Crews arrived on scene to discover a single story commercial building on fire, with heavy fire showing thru the roof. It took over 40...
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UPDATE: Name Released in Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Waldorf

UPDATE: Name Released in Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Waldorf

UPDATE 12/27/2016 @11:00 a.m.: On December 24, 2016, at approximately 1735 hours, Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Maryland Route 228 in the area of Bunker Hill Road, in Waldorf. A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers from the La Plata Barrack indicates...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Prince George’s County

Shortly after 4:00 a.m. on December 27, 2016, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack responded to the area of Baltimore Avenue (Route 1), north of the ICC (Route 200) for a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian.  Preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Isuzu box truck was traveling northbound on Baltimore Avenue when it struck...
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Fire Destroys Home in Coltons Point

Fire Destroys Home in Coltons Point

On Thursday, December 22, 2016 at approximately 5:25 a.m., firefighters from the Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments responded to a house fire at 20171 Windy Lane, in Coltons Point. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find a 2wo story wood framed single family dwelling with heavy fire showing. The total damages to...
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