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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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11-Year-Old Suspect in Cobb Island Arson

11-Year-Old Suspect in Cobb Island Arson

St. Mary’s Fire Marshalls are investigating a case of arson in Charles County. Firefighters from Cobb Island responded to 18204 Piedmont Drive in Cobb Island on Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. for report of a fire. Crews arrived on the scene to discover the bed of a utility trailer on fire. Investigation revealed the...
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UPDATE: Body Found in Local Motel

UPDATE: Body Found in Local Motel

UPDATE: According to St. Mary’s County Police, the body found in the Charlotte Hall Motel has been ruled a suicide. LIVE ON THE SCENE: Body Found in Local Motel St. Mary’s County Police have been called to Charlotte Hall Motel located at 30030 Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall after an employee of the...
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Woman Killed After Vehicle Strikes Tree

On Sept. 16 at 11:40 p.m., officers responded to the 7700 block of Poorhouse Road near Pisgah for the report of a single-vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation showed the driver, Dawn Lisa Montgomery, 28, of Indian Head, was operating a Ford F-150 pick-up truck west on Poorhouse Road when she lost control of her...
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HAZMAT Crews Called to Home in Lexington Park

HAZMAT Crews Called to Home in Lexington Park

 LIVE ON THE SCENE: HAZMAT in Lexington Park Fire and Rescue crews in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of a HAZMAT situation in the 46100 block of Saltmarsh Court in the area of Westbury Blvd in Lexington Park. The HAZMAT incident was reported around 11:50 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19. Preliminary investigation...
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Vehicle Overturned Route 4 North of Walnut Creek Road

UPDATE: Authorities in Calvert County are on the scene of an auto accident on Route 4 north of Walnut Creek Road in Huntingtown. The accident was reported around 11:50 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16. Rescue crews arrived on the scene to discover a single vehicle overturned. One female patient was flown to a local...
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State Fire Marshall Suggests a Home Fire Prevention Checklist

As summer comes to a close, State Fire Marshal William E. Barnard offers Marylanders a valuable fire prevention safety checklist to help stop fires before they occur inside the home. “Let’s work together to help prevent residential fires. All Marylanders deserve the safety and security of a good home fire prevention program.” o Install...
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House Explosion With Fire And People Trapped…..

House Explosion With Fire And People Trapped…..

By Public Information Officer From BDVFD, Douglas Medley August 16, 2011 had been pretty quite on the fire side of the scanner but that was all going to change. At 1:31 P.M. the emergency operations center (fireboard) toned out a call for a house explosion with fire at 45915 Patuxent Lane in California, Maryland...
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Trooper 7 Hanger Dedication and Open House

Trooper 7 Hanger Dedication and Open House

   The Maryland State Police Aviation Command (MSPAC) cordially invites you to attend the dedication and open house for the new hangar at the Southern Maryland Section (Trooper 7)—St. Mary’s County Regional Airport from 10am to 2pm on Saturday September 17th, 2011.  There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon.    The MSPAC...
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Police Investigating California Crash

Police Investigating California Crash

  On Tuesday, Sept. 13 around 3:20 p.m., police units were dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle accident with what appeared to be people fighting on the side of the road. Rescue workers were then dispatched for the accident with injuries in the area of the 44300 block of St. Andrews Church...
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Vehicle Runs Red Light Leaving Two Injured

Vehicle Runs Red Light Leaving Two Injured

 Police and Rescue are on the scene of a two vehicle accident in Great Mills at the intersection of Great Mills Road and Chancellors Run Road. The accident was reported at 9:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Witnesses reported a silver Toyota Tundra had run the red light and struck a maroon Toyota minivan. Two patients were transported to...
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House Fire in St. Marys Under Investigation

House Fire in St. Marys Under Investigation

 Maryland State Fire Marshalls are investigating the cause of a house fire in St. Mary’s County. On Sept. 12 around 5:26 p.m., firefighters from Leonardtown, Mechanicsville, Seventh District, Hollywood, Bel Alton and La Plata were alerted to a house fire in the 23100 block of Meadow Road in Longview Beach. Crews arrived on scene...
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Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Sheriff’s Deputy

Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Sheriff’s Deputy

On Friday August 12, 2011 at 12:04 p.m. Deputy Heather Allen of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was responding to an assault in progress call in Leonardtown, Maryland. Deputy Allen was operating a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria, marked St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle southbound in lane # 2 on Maryland Route...
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Alcohol, Speed Factors in Calvert Crash Involving Teens

On September 10 at 1:45 a.m., units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the 2200 block of Cove Point Road in Lusby, for the report of a crash involving a single vehicle. Units arrived on the scene to find a red 2003 Hyundai two door vehicle...
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Police Issue Lookout for Possible Drunk Driver: Vehicle Found Overturned

Police Issue Lookout for Possible Drunk Driver: Vehicle Found Overturned

 Authorities in St. Mary’s County are investigating a single vehicle accident that left two injured. Police and Rescue Crews responded to report of a rollover along the 26100 block of Jones Wharf Road in Hollywood around 5:40 p.m. on Sept. 12. Upon arrival,  rescue crews discovered a white Mercury Sable rolled over into the woods. The...
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Arsonist Sets Fire to Tobacco Barn in Mechanicsville

Maryland State Fire Marshall’s are investigating a case of arson in Mechanicsville. Over 40 firefighters from Mechanicsville, Hughesville, Bel Alton, Benedict, Seventh District, Leonardtown and La Plata VFD’s responded to report of a barn fire at 27310 James Road on Sept. 10 around 10:05 p.m. Crews arrived on the scene to discover a 50′...
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Driver Flees Accident Scene on Thomas Johnson Bridge

Driver Flees Accident Scene on Thomas Johnson Bridge

Authorities in both Calvert and St. Mary’s County are investigating an incident on Sept. 10, that left minor damage to some fencing atop the Thomas Johnson Bridge in Solomons. Fire and Rescue crews responded to report of an accident on top of the bridge shortly after 2 a.m. Crews arrived on scene to discover an unoccupied forest green...
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Driver Flown to Shock Trauma Following Crash in New Market

Driver Flown to Shock Trauma Following Crash in New Market

On Sunday, Sept. 11 around 3:15 p.m., fire and rescue crews from Hughesville and Mechanicsville responded to report of an accident with injuries in the 29400 block of Three Notch Road near the intersection of Route 5 and Route 6 in New Market in front of the Cartwright’s Citgo. Crews arrived on the scene to...
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