Fire & Rescue

UPDATE: Pedestrian Suffering Life-Threatening Injuries Following Hit-and-Run

UPDATE: Pedestrian Suffering Life-Threatening Injuries Following Hit-and-Run

UPDATE: In a statement received by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, The Sheriff’s Department has not been notified of a fatality in regards to this pedestrian accident. The identity of the victim has not been officially released. Pedestrian Suffering Life-Threatening Injuries Following Hit-and-Run Authorities in St. Mary’s are investigating a hit-and-run accident that left a...
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Accident Causes Major Backups for Afternoon Rush

Accident Causes Major Backups for Afternoon Rush

UPDATE 4 p.m. SMECO is on the scene, authorities expect to have the roadway reopened around 4:20 p.m. The driver involved in the crash was tested for drugs and/or alcohol on the scene and results came up negative. It is believed the driver suffered a medical emergency, lost control of the vehicle and struck...
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Police Investigating Crash Involving School Bus

Police Investigating Crash Involving School Bus

On Oct. 31 at 6:52 a.m., Charles County officers responded to the area of Billingsley Road and St. Francis Drive in Waldorf for the report of a motor vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation showed the driver of a 2003 Honda Accord was attempting to cross Billingsley Road from St. Francis Drive when he struck...
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UPDATE: Route 4 Re-Opened Following Serious Crash

UPDATE: Route 4 Re-Opened Following Serious Crash

UPDATE 2:40 p.m. All lanes of north and southbound Rt. 4 at Cherry Hill Road have been reopened following an earlier crash that left two injured. Identities of the crash victims have not yet been released. UPDATE 1:40 p.m. Northbound Rt. 4 remains closed due to a serious auto accident in Sunderland. Traffic from Rt....
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Drunk Driver Rolls his Truck, Laughs his Way to Jail

Drunk Driver Rolls his Truck, Laughs his Way to Jail

 Authorities in St. Mary’s County are investigating a single vehicle crash that ended with a DUI arrest. Police and rescue crews responded to an auto accident involving an overturned vehiclein the area of South Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park on Saturday, Oct. 29 around 2:15 a.m. Upon arrival, crews discovered a single vehicle crash,...
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Man Rescued After Fishing Boat Capsizes in Potomac River

Man Rescued After Fishing Boat Capsizes in Potomac River

The Coast Guard and Charles County Fire and Rescue responded to a person in the water in the Potomac River near Quantico, Va., Saturday, Oct. 29. The Coast Guard received a call at 9:45 a.m., from a member of Prince Williams County emergency dispatch reporting a man was in the river after the 18-foot...
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UPDATE: Accident Stalls Traffic Along Rt. 235

UPDATE: Accident Stalls Traffic Along Rt. 235

UPDATE 1:40 p.m. The accident scene has been cleared and traffic is moving again along Rt. 235 Two people were checked out by EMS on the scene, but refused medical transport. Investigation revealed, a silver passenger vehicle was on FDR Blvd. attempting to make a left onto Rt. 235 when a Dodge pickup truck...
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Accident Cleared, Expect Delays Approaching Thomas Johnson Bridge

UPDATE 9 a.m. The accident along southbound Rt 4 on the Thomas Johnson bridge has been cleared as of 9 a.m. Traffic is still backed up, so expect delays in the area. Traffic Alert: Accident on Thomas Johnson Bridge Authorities in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of an accident on the Thomas Johnson...
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Waldorf Woman Arrested for Arson

Waldorf Woman Arrested for Arson

Deputy State Fire Marshals have arrested a sixty-five year old womanWillie Wood,  for 1st Degree Arson after determining she had intentionally set fire to her home. The late night 11:39 p.m. blaze on Oct. 24, at 3461D Orchid Place in Waldorf caused approximately $60,000 in damages to the home. The one alarm fire was...
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Disorderly Woman Arrested at Accident Scene

Disorderly Woman Arrested at Accident Scene

On Oct. 21 around 5:30 p.m., St. Mary’s County Deputies arrived on scene of a rollover accident involving a blue Chevrolet pick-up truck at 22275 Indian Bridge Road in California, Md. Upon arrival, EMS crews were attending to a six month pregnant accident victim, while Maryland State Trooper First Class S. VanBennekum was conducting...
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Monday Morning Accident Sends Two to the Hospital

Monday Morning Accident Sends Two to the Hospital

 On October 24, at approximately 6:45 a.m. first responders from Bay District, Lexington Park, and Ridge responded to a two vehicle accident at Point Lookout Road and Willows Road. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Units arrived on scene to find a Toyota Camry had failed to yield the right of way to a Pontiac Montana...
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Update: Suspected Drunk Driver Sends Three to Local Hospital

Update: Suspected Drunk Driver Sends Three to Local Hospital

UPDATE:  On Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 2:45am, TFC J. S. Gibson served a Bench Warrant on Stacy Lynn Sboto, 35, of Callaway. The warrant was issued with an original charge of Failing to Obey All Laws on October 6, 2011 by the District Court of St. Mary’s County. Ms. Sboto was located in...
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Man Killed in Head-on-Collision

Man Killed in Head-on-Collision

Maryland State Police in La Plata are investigating a fatal crash in Charles County that has left one man dead. On Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 1:36 a.m., police and rescue crews responded to report of a serious accident along Route 301 in the area of Fairgrounds Road in La Plata. Investigation revealed vehicle...
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Rt. 2 Reopened Following Auto Accident

Rt. 2 Reopened Following Auto Accident

UPDATE 9:30 a.m. Route 2 in Owings at Fairwood Lane has been reopened as of 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 21. Traffic ALERT: Route 2 Shut Down Due to Auto Accident Authorities in Calvert County are on the scene of an accident along Route 2 south of Route 260 at Fairwood Lane in Owings. The...
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UPDATE: Second Fatal Pedestrian Accident Along 301

UPDATE: Second Fatal Pedestrian Accident Along 301

UPDATE 10 a.m. According to Maryland State Police in La Plata this accident has turned fatal. Police confirm the fatality of one adult male. The identity of the deceased has not yet been released pending notification of kin. *** Note this is the 2nd fatal pedestrian accident in Charles County along Route 301 in...
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Firefighters Responding to House Fire in Solomons

Firefighters Responding to House Fire in Solomons

UPDATE 9:10 a.m. All units were placed back in service at 9:05 a.m. It appears there was an electrical malfunction resulting in smoke conditions. No injuries were reported. Firefighters Responding to House Fire in Solomons Fire and Rescue crews from Solomons VFD are responding to report of a house fire in the 14300 block...
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California Crash in Chipotle Parking Lot

California Crash in Chipotle Parking Lot

 On Wednesday, October 19, 2011 around 6:10 p.m., St. Mary’s County police responded to report of a motor vehicle crash in the 22700 block of Three Notch Road in California, Md. Police arrived on the scene to discover an accident in the parking lot of the Chipotle Mexican Grill Restaurant. Investigation revealed a white...
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Police Investigating Hit-and-Run

On Oct. 15 at 2:36 a.m., officers responded to the area of St. Charles Parkway and Gallery Place in Waldorf for a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, officers observed two cars had crashed into a tree – a Ford F150 and a BMW. Officers found a male lying unconscious on the ground and determined...
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Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Waldorf

Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Waldorf

Maryland State Police in La Plata are investigating an accident in Waldorf that left one man dead. Police and rescue crews responded to report of a serious accident along northbound Route 205 (Mattawoman Beantown Road) at Chaney Place on Oct. 17 around 6:13 p.m. Investigation revealed that a gray Ford Focus was traveling northbound...
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Bus Accident in Chesapeake Beach

Authorities in Calvert County are on the scene of an accident involving a county Public Transportation bus in Chesapeake Beach. The accident was reported on Oct. 18 at 8:41 a.m. along Bayside Road in the area of Breezy Point Road. The call was reported by a passerby who observed the bus driving erratically then...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested for Arson

Lexington Park Man Arrested for Arson

Deputy State Fire Marshal’s have arrested Jeb J. McWade  , 29 of Lexington Park, for his involvement in setting a fire inside an occupied mobile home. The 2:30 a.m. fire occurred Monday, Oct. 17 at 20275 Flat Iron Road in Great Mills. The occupants, Jessie Russell and Samantha Shadrick, awakened to the incident as...
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UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Great Mills

UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Great Mills

UPDATE 10/17/2011: On October 15, 2011, at approximately 7:59 p.m. deputies responded to the report of a crash involving a pedestrian in the area of Great Mills Road near Carver School Boulevard in Great Mills, Maryland.  Preliminary investigation revealed Gregory Allen Ford, 53 of Lexington Park, Maryland, was in the eastbound right lane attempting...
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Pedestrian Struck and Killed in La Plata

Pedestrian Struck and Killed in La Plata

Maryland State Police in La Plata are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that has left a Waldorf man dead. On Oct.16 around 7:53 p.m., rescue crews responded to southbound 301 at Oriole Lane in La Plata for report of a pedestrian stuck. Investigation revealed a pedestrian identified as Steven Alan Belkov, 31 of Waldorf, was...
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Calvert Teen Killed on Route 4

Authorities in Calvert County are investigating the cause of an fatal accident that left one teen dead. Fire and Rescue crews responded to report of an auto accident on Saturday, Oct. 15 around 7:45 a.m., along Northbound Route 4 and Chaney Road in Dunkirk. Crews arrived on scene to discover a single vehicle fully...
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Fire Marshall Issues Space Heater Warning

Fall temperatures are in the air and space heaters are arriving on a floor or table near you. State Fire Marshal William E. Barnard is reminding Marylanders of the risk associated with the use of portable space heaters. According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2008, heating equipment was involved in an estimated...
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