Fire & Rescue

VIDEO: Lexington Park Man Arrested After Crashing SUV While Running From Police

VIDEO: Lexington Park Man Arrested After Crashing SUV While Running From Police

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at approximately 8:00 p.m., Corporal James Stone, from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, observed a black Ford Expedition traveling southbound on Three Notch Road in the area of Park Hall Road at a speed of 75 mph in a 50 mph zone. Stone turned around on the vehicle...
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UPDATE – VIDEO: Five Injured After Tractor Slams Into House in Clements

UPDATE – VIDEO: Five Injured After Tractor Slams Into House in Clements

2/25/201/: Official Press Release from th St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office: On February 24, 2018, at 5:57 AM, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 23000 block of Budds Creek Road, in Clements, for the report of a vehicle into a residence. Upon arrival it was discovered a tractor trailer...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces New Text to 9-1-1 System for Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan Announces New Text to 9-1-1 System for Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the Board of Public Works’ approval of a new Text to 9-1-1 technology for Maryland, helping to update 1960s-era emergency systems with life-saving technology. This new Internet-based infrastructure allows citizens to send a Short Message Service (SMS) text message to 9-1-1. The Federal Communications Commission estimates that more than...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run Involving Pedestrian in Oxon Hill

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run Involving Pedestrian in Oxon Hill

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run in Oxon Hill. The victim is identified as 27-year-old Kenard Hawkins of no fixed address. Investigators are still working to locate the striking vehicle. It’s described as a white pickup truck that had a ladder on the top or side. On February...
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Coast Guard Medevacs Cruise Ship Passenger Near Point Lookout

Coast Guard Medevacs Cruise Ship Passenger Near Point Lookout

The Coast Guard medevaced a 71-year-old woman suffering a possible cardiac event from a cruise ship approximately 8-miles off Point Lookout, Maryland, Sunday. A crewmember aboard the cruise ship Carnival Pride contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region via satellite phone to request assistance at 3:42 a.m. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium search...
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Paid Paramedics Coming to Calvert County

Paid Paramedics Coming to Calvert County

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) voted last week to begin a phased-in approach to hiring paramedics to supplement the staff of Calvert County’s all-volunteer Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) teams. The board also approved the initial hiring of an EMS supervisor in Fiscal Year 2019 to oversee...
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Heroin and Opioid Overdose Awareness Signs Installed in Calvert County

Heroin and Opioid Overdose Awareness Signs Installed in Calvert County

The Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. (CAASA) in partnership with local law enforcement, Calvert County Government, Calvert Health Department, Calvert Opioid Intervention Team, Twin Beach Opioid Abuse Awareness Committee, and local fire and rescue squads installed three (3) heroin/opioid awareness signs. The signs are located at the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department, North...
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50-Year-Old Huntingtown Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident After Deer Runs into Road

50-Year-Old Huntingtown Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident After Deer Runs into Road

The Prince George’s County Police Department Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash in Upper Marlboro Tuesday morning. The victim is 50-year-old David Diamond of Carroll Road in Huntingtown. On January 30th, at approximately 5:40 am, patrol officers were called to the 2900 block of Ritchie Marlboro Road for the report...
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Winters Heating & Cooling Employees Rescue Local Man From Toxic House

Winters Heating & Cooling Employees Rescue Local Man From Toxic House

On Thursday, January 18, 2018, David Winters, a 22-year-0ld service technician at Winters Heating & Cooling, received a call from service administrator Kelsy Martin, 32 of Leonardtown. Martin told Winters that a man in a California residence needed immediate assistance due to a purported lack of heat at the home. Although Winters had already worked...
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John A. Nelson Promoted to Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal

John A. Nelson Promoted to Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal

On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, Senior Deputy Fire Marshal John A. Nelson was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal. Deputy Chief Nelson, started his career with the Office of the State Fire Marshal in 2004. Nelson has been assigned to the Southern Regional Office since being hired. In 2008 he...
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Multiple Vehicles Destroyed in Early Morning Fire in White Plains

Multiple Vehicles Destroyed in Early Morning Fire in White Plains

On Friday, January 12, 2018, at approximately 4:45 am, fire and ems were dispatched to an undetermined fire in the area of Graphics Drive, in White Plains. Crews were able to determine the fire was in the Coparts Auto Auctions Storage Lot, on Billingsley Road, and arrived on scene to  find multiple vehicles fully engulfed...
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Bicyclist Struck on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park

Bicyclist Struck on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at approximately 8:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue crews responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a bicyclist, on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, in the area of the Toyota dealership. Crews arrived on scene to discover a bicyclist laying in the roadway after being struck...
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Three-Year-Old Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash in Lexington Park

Three-Year-Old Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash in Lexington Park

UPDATE 1/9/2018 @ 7:05 p.m.: On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at approximately 11:42 AM deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Three Notch Road near Tom’s Way, in Lexington Park, for a reported serious motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival, deputies found two vehicles and a total of five...
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VIDEO: Local Duck Hunters Rescue Deer From Icy Waters

VIDEO: Local Duck Hunters Rescue Deer From Icy Waters

It started off as a regular day of leisure for St. Mary’s County residents Nick Lane, Mitch Crowder, and Adam Forinash. The three men, each aged in their early twenties, are avid outdoorsmen, and decided to go duck hunting along the Patuxent River near the Naval Recreation Center in Solomons on Tuesday morning, January...
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Fire Engulfs Garage in Mechanicsville, Causing $150,000 in Damages

Fire Engulfs Garage in Mechanicsville, Causing $150,000 in Damages

On January 6, 2018, a fire was reported at 3:36 A.M. in Mechanicsville, Maryland. Thirty-five firefighters from the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene and determined the fire originated in a detached wood-framed garage and resulted in an estimated $50,000 in damage to the structure of the garage and an additional $100,000...
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Icy Roads Lead to Head-On Motor Vehicle Collision in California

Icy Roads Lead to Head-On Motor Vehicle Collision in California

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at approximately 8:15 a.m.., police, fire, and rescue crews responded to the scene of a motor vehicle collision on Buck Hewitt Road in the area of Oriole Drive, in California. Units arrived on scene to discover a two-vehicle accident involving a Ford Focus and a Chevrolet Tahoe. While the...
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UPDATE: Third Victim in Triple Fatal Car Crash on Rose Hill Road Positively Identified

UPDATE: Third Victim in Triple Fatal Car Crash on Rose Hill Road Positively Identified

UPDATE 1/2/2018: Today, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore positively identified the third victim of the triple fatal car crash that occurred on December 26 on Rose Hill Road in La Plata as James Edward Proctor, Jr., 50, of Hughesville. There are no further updates at this time. Cpl. K. Syvertsen is...
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Prince George’s County Man Charged in Waldorf Townhouse Garage Fire

Prince George’s County Man Charged in Waldorf Townhouse Garage Fire

A Deputy State Fire Marshal has arrested a Prince George’s County man after he set fire to his ex-girlfriend’s garage during a domestic issue. On January 1, 2018, at approximately 2:00 pm, Tiffany Aursby contacted 911 as her ex-boyfriend was banging on the door of her townhouse located at 4554 Ryan Place, Unit B,...
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Police Investigate Fatal Crash That Killed Pedestrian in Prince George’s County

Police Investigate Fatal Crash That Killed Pedestrian in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal Prince George’s County crash that occurred when a law enforcement vehicle struck a pedestrian. The identification of the pedestrian is unknown at this time. Prince George’s County EMS responded and pronounced the pedestrian deceased at the scene. The unknown pedestrian did not have any identification with him...
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35-Year-Old Indian Head Woman Struck and Killed in Newburg

35-Year-Old Indian Head Woman Struck and Killed in Newburg

On Thursday, December 28, 2017 at approximately 9:30 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a single vehicle collision in which a pedestrian was struck in the area of northbound Route 301 / South of Branchville Road, in Newburg. A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers indicates that a 1998 Lincoln...
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Mechanicsville Man Flees Scene After Hitting Horse and Carriage, Leaving Horse Dead

Mechanicsville Man Flees Scene After Hitting Horse and Carriage, Leaving Horse Dead

Robert Edward Lawrence, 32 of Mechanicsville, was arrested and charged in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a man injured and a horse dead on Christmas in Mechanicsville. Lawrence was charged with failure to immediately stop his vehicle at the scene of an accident involving bodily injury, failure to stop after an accident...
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UPDATE: 26-Year-Old Lexington Park Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in Mechanicsville

UPDATE: 26-Year-Old Lexington Park Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident in Mechanicsville

UPDATE 12/21/2017: On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at approximately 2:50 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle accident in the 37000 block of New Market Road, in the area of Whalen Road, in Mechanicsville. Units arrived on scene to find a two vehicle head on collision involving...
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Two Women Dead After Motor Vehicle Crash in Huntingtown

Two Women Dead After Motor Vehicle Crash in Huntingtown

On Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at approximately 11:55 a.m. deputies with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area of Plum Point Road and Cecil Lane, in Huntingtown, for a report of a motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival deputies requested members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team (CRT) respond. Reconstruction...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Two-Vehicle Collision In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Two-Vehicle Collision In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are investigating a two-vehicle collision from Monday, December 11, 2017,  in which one person died and another was injured in Prince George’s County. At approximately 9:15 p.m., troopers from the Forestville Barrack responded to the outer loop of I-495 south of MD 202 regarding a reported collision. According to investigators’ preliminary...
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Motor Vehicle Accident Involving an Unoccupied School Bus in Mechanicsville

Motor Vehicle Accident Involving an Unoccupied School Bus in Mechanicsville

On Monday, December 11, 2017, at approximately 3:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Queen Tree Road in the area of Widow Lane, in Mechanicsville for a motor vehicle accident involving a school bus. First responders arrived on scene to discover a head on crash involving a unoccupied school bus and a F-150...
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