Fire & Rescue

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Clean Up Lexington Park, Literally

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Clean Up Lexington Park, Literally

 On Oct. 8, 2011 members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Special Operation Division, (Sgt. H. Young, C-SAFE Officer Dfc. K. Nelson and Alcohol Enforcement Coordinator Dfc. J. Stone), along with six community service workers, participated in a beautification/cleanup project.  The project was concentrated in and around Lore’s Laundromat and Apartments in Lexington...
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St. Mary’s County Crime Report

St. Mary’s County Crime Report

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: Second Degree Assault On October 6, 2011, at approximately 8:30 p.m., deputies responded to a residence on Chestnut Way in Lexington Park, for a report of an assault.  Investigation revealed Ricky Thomas Hobson, 27 of Lexington Park, engaged in a verbal altercation with the victim which...
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UPDATE: Two 13-Year-Old Boys Facing Arson Charges in Abner’s Crab House Fire

UPDATE: Two 13-Year-Old Boys Facing Arson Charges in Abner’s Crab House Fire

UPDATE Oct. 11 Two thirteen-year-old Chesapeake Beach boys have been referred to the Department of Juvenile Services in the wake of the Abners Crab House blaze investigation this morning at 3748 Harbor Road in Chesapeake Beach. The 3:23 a.m. fire caused an estimated $250,000 in damages to the two story wood frame restaurant owned...
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Hollywood VFD Open House

Hollywood VFD Open House

 The Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department played host to a public Open House on Sunday, October 9, 2011 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week. Children of all ages were able to enjoy fire apparatus on display, “Sparky the Fire Dog”, playing dress up in fire gear, candy, balloons,...
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Another Calvert Landmark, Country Docks Burns to the Ground

Another Calvert Landmark, Country Docks Burns to the Ground

Maryland State Fire Marshall’s are investigating a second commercial building fire in less than 24 hours in Calvert County. Over 40 firefighters from both Calvert and Charles County responded to old Country Docks Restaurant/Bar located at 6992 Hallowing Point Road in Barstow on the Calvert waterfront right by the boat ramp and the Rt. 231 bridge on Tuesday,...
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Calvert County Fire-Rescue-EMS Volunteers Hard At Work

Many citizens in Calvert County aren’t aware that the Fire, Rescue and EMS responders are volunteers that donate their time to help out you; the public in your desperate time of need. It is not surprising though that many people, particularly the new residents to the county are unaware that Calvert County is 100%...
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Accident Takes Out Utility Pole, Wires Down

Accident Takes Out Utility Pole, Wires Down

Authorities in St. Mary’s County are investigating an accident that took out a Utility pole in Valley Lee. Fire and Rescue crews responded to the 45600 block of Drayden Road on Oct. 8 around 10:48 p.m. Crews arrived on the scene to discover a single vehicle, a maroon passenger vehicle off the roadway with a utility pole and...
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Car Fire, Hit-and-Run on Rt 235

Car Fire, Hit-and-Run on Rt 235

 Authorities in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of an accident and vehicle fire along Route 235 and Expedition Park near Gate 1 in Lexington Park. The accident was reported around 3:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7. Investigation revealed a Honda Accord struck a silver Toyota Corolla and a Hummer H2. The driver...
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Calvert Woman Caught Shoplifting from Lowes Found with Heroin

Calvert Woman Caught Shoplifting from Lowes Found with Heroin

On Oct. 5 at 12:30 p.m., officers responded to Lowes at 2525 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a theft in progress in which the suspect fled the area in a gray Dodge pick-up truck. Officer J. Morales responded and observed the suspect vehicle on Lake Drive where he initiated a traffic...
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Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Open House

The Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department would like to invite the public to an Open House to be held at our station on Sunday, October 9, 2011 from 11 am until 3 pm, in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme is “Protect Your Family From Fire”. Bring your family and friends for...
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Vehicle Overturned Leaving Driver Trapped

Vehicle Overturned Leaving Driver Trapped

UPDATE: Authorities in St. Mary’s County are investigating the cause of an accident in Morganza that left one man injured. Fire and Rescue crews responded to 28975 Point Lookout Road on Wednesday, Oct. 6 around 8:40 a.m. for report of a vehicle overturned with the driver trapped. Crews arrived on scene to discover an...
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UDPATE: Firefighter Injured While Battling St. Leonard House Fire

UDPATE: Firefighter Injured While Battling St. Leonard House Fire

UPDATE: Firefighters in Calvert County on are on the scene of a house fire in St. Leonard at 235 Leonard Court in the area of Maryland Avenue almost directly behind the St. Leonard VFD. The fire broke out shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Crews arrived on the scene to discover heavy...
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House Destroyed by Carelessly Discarded Cigarette

Maryland State Fire Marshalls are investigating a house fire in La Plata that left over $150,000.00 in damages. Over 40 firefighters from Bel Alton, Waldorf, Bryans Road, La Plata, Mechanicsville, Hughesville and Newburg VFD’s responded to 11635 Farm Drive on Oct. 4 around 4:15 p.m., for report of a fire. Crews arrived on the...
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Great Mills Accident Leaves Four Injured

Great Mills Accident Leaves Four Injured

 On Tuesday, Oct.4 around 4:25 p.m., a report of a motor vehicle accident with possible entrapment was reported in Great Mills. Fire and rescue crews from Bay District, Lexington Park, and Leonardtown responded to the 21000 block of Great Mills Road in the area of Great Mills High School to discover an accident involving three vehicles...
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12-Year-Old Killed in Horse and Buggy Accident

On October 1, 2011 at approximately 7:40 p.m., deputies responded to serious motor vehicle collision. Preliminary investigation reveals an Amish horse and buggy was attempting to cross the intersection of Route 5 from Oaks Road onto Mount Wolf Road.  The light at the intersection was green as the buggy entered the intersection but changed...
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Trooper, Bay District Extinguish Vehicle Fire

 On Thursday, Sept. 29 at 5:05 p.m., St. Mary’s County Emergency Communications received a call for report of a vehicle fire on Pegg Road in the area of Midway Drive  in Lexington Park. Maryland State Police Cpl. Laney was in the area of Pegg Road off duty, when he heard the dispatch and was first...
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Firefighters Battle Apartment Blaze

Firefighters Battle Apartment Blaze

 On Thursday, Sept. 29 around 1:30 p.m., firefighters from Bay District and Hollywood VFD along with the Lexington Park Rescue Squad responded to report of a commercial building fire located at the Fox Chase Apartment Complex in Great Mills. Crews arrived on the scene at 45955 Fox Chase Drive to Apt. #13 to discover...
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St. Mary’s County Police Blotter

St. Mary’s County Police Blotter

St. Mary’s County Police are investigating the following incidents: Assault On September 28, 2011 at approximately 8:30 p.m. deputies responded to a residence on Fox Ridge Road in Lexington Park, Maryland, for a report of an assault.  Deputy Flerlage responded to the scene and made contact with the victim.  Investigation revealed Ryan Christopher Conyers,...
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Irene May be History, but its Legacy Still Remains

Irene May be History, but its Legacy Still Remains

Hurricane Irene roared through North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and points north before being downgraded to that of a tropical storm and moving through New York and into New England. The storm’s violent winds and torrential rains took a heavy toll on Southern Maryland which immediately after left thousands of area residents without power and...
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HVFD Open House Oct. 9

HVFD Open House Oct. 9

The Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department would like to invite the public to an Open House to be held at the station on Sunday, Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week. The firehouse is located at 24801 Three Notch Road, Hollywood, MD 20636. This year’s theme is “Protect Your...
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UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Park Hall

UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Park Hall

UPDATE: The pedestrian that was struck and killed along Route 5 in the area of Janeen Lane in Park Hall on Sept. 27, has been identified as Clinton W. Rankin Jr., 29 of Lexington Park. Investigation revealed Clinton Wayne Rankin was walking in the travel portion of northbound Maryland Route 5 in a very dark area and wearing dark...
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Wildewood Gas Leak Affects School Dismissals

Wildewood Gas Leak Affects School Dismissals

 St. Mary’s County Public Schools has been notified by the Emergency Operations Center that Wildewood Parkway is closed between Wildewood Drive and Hickory Nut due to a gas leak. Students living in this area will be held at their schools until such time as the road is open and we are able to complete...
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Daughter Strikes Parents Vehicle in Two Car Collision

Daughter Strikes Parents Vehicle in Two Car Collision

 On Sunday, Sept. 25, at approximately 8:00 p.m., emergency authorities responded to the area of Pt. Lookout Rd and Villa Rd for a two-car collision. When first responders arrived, they discovered two involved vehicles approximately 125 yards apart, and one person entrapped in the Truck. A female in her 30’s driving a Buick Century...
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Trailer Fire on Summer Lane

Trailer Fire on Summer Lane

On 8/24/11 at 20:26 hours Company’s 3, 9, 6 & 7 were alerted to the 47500 block of Summer Lane for the reported working trailer fire. Engine 32, 33, 91, 93 Truck 3, Tower 9 and Squad 3 along with Chief 3 and Chief 3B responded with a total of 33 Volunteers.Engine 32, First...
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Pedestrian Struck and Killed

Pedestrian Struck and Killed

 On Sept. 22, at 9:58 a.m., fire and rescue units responded to southbound Rt. 301 south of Substation Road in Waldorf for report of a pedestrian struck. Upon arrival crews discovered a male pedestrian identified as Steven Chase Bollen, 25 of Waldorf, who had been struck by a vehicle. Investigation revealed Bollen was crossing...
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