Fire & Rescue

St. Mary’s County Continues to Investigate Emergency Radio System Issues

St. Mary’s County Continues to Investigate Emergency Radio System Issues

The tragic events surrounding the loss of an infant on October 24 have raised concerns regarding emergency response in St. Mary’s County. As the matter continues to be investigated, some preliminary findings have been determined. St. Mary’s County utilizes multiple systems to alert first responders of a call for service. This provides for redundancy,...
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VIDEO: Car Crashes into Brass Rail Sports Bar in Great Mills

VIDEO: Car Crashes into Brass Rail Sports Bar in Great Mills

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, at approximately 2:40 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Point Lookout Road in Great Mills Road for the report of a serious motor vehicle accident. Emergency personnel arrived on scene to find a passenger vehicle had driven into the Brass Rail Sports Bar. Witnesses reported the car traveling...
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VIDEO: Fire Reported at AT&T Store, People Roasting Marshmallows while Waiting for iPhone X Release

VIDEO: Fire Reported at AT&T Store, People Roasting Marshmallows while Waiting for iPhone X Release

On Thursday, October 27, 2017, at 12:33 a.m., firefighters from Bay District and surrounding Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 45450 Alton Lane at the Popeyes  in California for the report of outside fire threatening a commercial building. Units responding to the call were advised by dispatch, the 911 caller was at McDonald’s, and saw...
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Answers to Emergency Radio Failure and Allegations in St. Mary’s County, Still Unclear

Answers to Emergency Radio Failure and Allegations in St. Mary’s County, Still Unclear

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 4:15 a.m., dispatchers at the St. Mary’s County Emergency Communications Center were made aware that Sheriff’s Office Deputies were unable to hear them. The computer system alerted dispatchers to several minor system alarms. Following protocol they then transitioned to their portable backup radios and said they were able to...
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Vehicle Crashes into Village Liquors in Chaptico

Vehicle Crashes into Village Liquors in Chaptico

On October 25, 2017, at approximately 2:05 p.m, police and emergency personnel responded to Village Liquors at  Budds Creek Road, in Chaptico for a motor vehicle accident. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a vehicle into the building. Two people were transported to an area hospital for minor injuries. The cause of the accident is unknown...
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PG County Volunteer Fire Chief Arrested in Waldorf After Running from Police in Fire Department Vehicle

PG County Volunteer Fire Chief Arrested in Waldorf After Running from Police in Fire Department Vehicle

Correction 10/24/2017 at 7:45 p.m.: The original article indicated the suspect fled twice in a PGFD marked vehicle. While he did flee twice, the first time was in his personally owned truck (the Ford F-150). He switched vehicles at the Silver Hill Fire Department and returned to his house in the fire department’s marked...
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Exclusive Video: Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Van Fire in California

Exclusive Video: Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Van Fire in California

On Monday, October 23, 2017, at approximately 3:45 p.m., firefighter from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to Military Drive in California. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a Ford minivan with smoke showing. The fire was quickly extinguished by firefighters. Fire damaged the front seat and carpet of the van. The cause of...
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UPDATE: Police Release Identity of Three Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash in White Plains

UPDATE: Police Release Identity of Three Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash in White Plains

UPDATE 10/21/2017 @ 3:15 p.m.: State Police have identified the victims involved in the early morning triple fatal crash in Charles County. The deceased victims are identified as Luis Daboin, 24, of Hughesville, Sollan Belina, 28, and Joseph Nystrom, 24, both of North Carolina. Police believe the two men from North Carolina were visiting Daboin....
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VIDEO: Fire Destroys Pickup Truck in Lexington Park

VIDEO: Fire Destroys Pickup Truck in Lexington Park

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, at approximately 7:15 p.m., police and firefighters responded to Quatman Road, in Lexington Park for the report of a vehicle fire. Emergency personnel arrived on scene to find a pickup truck in the travel portion of the roadway with the engine compartment engulfed in flames. Firefighters worked quickly to...
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Police Investigating Late Night Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

Police Investigating Late Night Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

On Sunday, October 15, 2017, at approximately 10:30 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to a motor vehicle collision on Three Notch Road at the intersection of Pegg Road, in Lexington Park. The crash involved three vehicles. Two patients were transported to an area trauma center by a Maryland State Police helicopter. Deputies...
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Exclusive Video: SUV Destroyed by Fire in California

Exclusive Video: SUV Destroyed by Fire in California

On Sunday, October 8, 2017, at approximately 4:35 a.m., firefighters from the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on Three Notch Road, in the area of Gunston Drive, in California. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a Toyota Rav4 fully engulfed in flames. All occupants were able to evacuate the vehicle...
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Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Huntingtown Involving Golf Cart Under Investigation

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Huntingtown Involving Golf Cart Under Investigation

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, at approximately 9:30 p.m. members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team were dispatched to the intersection of Maryland Route 4 and Lower Marlboro Road, in Huntingtown, for a report of a pedestrian struck. Patrol units arrived with fire department personnel and confirmed that an...
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Speed & Alcohol Blamed in Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Mechanicsville

Speed & Alcohol Blamed in Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Mechanicsville

UPDATE 10/9/2017 @ 12:15 p.m.: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision On October 8, 2017 at approximately 9:07 p.m., patrol officers from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the serious motor vehicle collision in the area of Three Notch Road and Friendship School Road. Arriving officers discovered two...
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UPDATE: Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata Under Investigation

UPDATE: Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in La Plata Under Investigation

UPDATE – On 10/11/2017, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner positively Identified the operator as William Joseph Burch, 45 yoa, of La Plata, Maryland. 10/9/2017: On Monday October 9, 2017, at approximately 1:15 a.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving...
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Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Hughesville

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Hughesville

On Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 7:15 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 15800 block of Scout Camp Road in Hughesville, for the report of a motor vehicle accident. The accident was called in to 9-1-1 after an operator with the vehicle’s onboard communications system detected a possible crash....
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House Fire in La Plata Ruled Accidental

House Fire in La Plata Ruled Accidental

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 4:50 p.m., firefighters from La Plata, and surrounding Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 5740 Durham Court, in La Plata, for the report of a house fire. The fire was ruled accidental, and started in a 2016 Toyota Corolla that was inside of the attached garage. No injuries were...
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UPDATE; Victim in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Dameron Identified

UPDATE; Victim in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Dameron Identified

UPDATE 10/20/201 @5:35 p.m.: On Monday, October 2, 2017, at approximately 6:35 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported serious motor vehicle collision in the area of Three Notch Road and Will’s Road. Upon arrival, units discovered two vehicles involved and one operator deceased. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s...
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VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Crash in Great Mills Sends One to Trauma Center

VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Crash in Great Mills Sends One to Trauma Center

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, at approximately 2:45 p.m., firefighters from Hollywood and Bay District Volunteer Departments and ambulance crews from the Lexington Park Rescue Squad responded to Chancellors Run Road at the intersection of Buck Hewitt Road, in Great Mills, for the report of a serious motor vehicle accident with injuries. Firstresponders arrived...
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UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed in Early Morning Waldorf Motor Vehicle Accident Identified

UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed in Early Morning Waldorf Motor Vehicle Accident Identified

UPDATE 1:15 p.m.: A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers from the La Plata Barrack indicates that a 1985 Buick Regal operated by Timothy Moreland, of Waldorf, was traveling in the 1st left turn lane of Westbound Route 228 east of Western Parkway in Waldorf. At the same time, Dwayne Thompson, of Loveville, was attempting to...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motorcycle Crash Involving 17-Year-Old Male

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Motorcycle Crash Involving 17-Year-Old Male

On Friday, September 29, 2017, at approximately 3:55 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Billingsley Road near Leonardtown Road and Piney Church Road in Waldorf for the report of a motorcycle accident. Initial investigation revealed that a motorcycle was traveling west on Billingsley Road when the driver...
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VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Maryland State Trooper in California, Maryland

VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Maryland State Trooper in California, Maryland

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, at approximately 11:15 p.m., police, fire and rescue crews responded to the intersection of Three Notch Road and First Colony Boulevard, in California, for the report of a motor vehicle accident. First responders arrived on scene to discover a motor vehicle accident with injuries involving a Maryland State Police, marked SUV,...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Collision in Capitol Heights

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Collision in Capitol Heights

The Prince George’s County Police Department, Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motorcycle collision in Capitol Heights. The victim is 29-year-old Carlos Price of Hylton Street in Capitol Heights. On September 24th, at about 7:30 pm, patrol officers were called to Walker Mill Road at County Road for the report of...
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Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Calvert County Police Car Under Investigation

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Calvert County Police Car Under Investigation

UPDATE: Sheriff Mike Evans Posted the following information on his Facebook page. Early this morning DFC Vaughn Evans was southbound on Rt 4 in Prince Frederick when another vehicle traveling north in the southbound lane struck his patrol vehicle. DFC Evans was flown to Shock Trauma and has since been released with non-life threatening...
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Child Safety Seat Check Set For La Plata

Child Safety Seat Check Set For La Plata

The Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack, in partnership with University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, La Plata Town Police, Charles County Rescue Squad 51, Walmart and Maryland Kids in Safety Seats (KISS), are conducting a free child safety seat check from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 23 at the Walmart in...
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Opioid Education and Prevention Event Scheduled for Oct. 18

Opioid Education and Prevention Event Scheduled for Oct. 18

Charles County Government, in partnership with Charles County Public Schools, is hosting a free community opioid workshop and resource fair on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at North Point High School (2500 Davis Rd, Waldorf) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  This fair is to help educate our local community and help provide resources to those...
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