Fire & Rescue

Vehicle Arson, A Cause for Concern in St. Mary’s County?

Vehicle Arson, A Cause for Concern in St. Mary’s County?

Gov. Larry Hogan has declared May 7 to May 13 as Arson Awareness Week. With that in mind, the Southern Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal spoke about the incidence of arson in St. Mary’s County. “There have been 24 investigations initiated in St. Mary’s County since Jan. 1, 2017,” said Commander Duane...
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UPDATE: Names Released in Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

UPDATE: Names Released in Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park

UPDATE 5/13/2017 @ 10:00 a.m.: On Friday, May 12, 2017, at approximately 10:40 pm, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Thomas Rowe Lane for the report of a head-on, motor vehicle collision. Officers arrived on scene and discovered both involved operators deceased. The St....
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Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Upper Marlboro

Waldorf Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Upper Marlboro

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at approximately 2143 hours Troopers from the Maryland State Police, Forestville Barrack were dispatched to the area of US 301 at Black Stone Avenue, in Upper Marlboro, for a report of a two vehicle collision. Upon arrival, they found that a 2006 Honda Civic had collided into the side...
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National Arson Awareness Week in Full Swing

National Arson Awareness Week in Full Swing

National Arson Awareness Week will be in full swing from May 7th through May 13th this year. The theme for this year’s awareness campaign focuses on protecting houses of worship from intentional fires through prevention. The honorable Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed May 7 – 13, 2017 as National Arson Awareness Week in Maryland....
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Second Business Closed Due to Illegal Nightclub Operations

Second Business Closed Due to Illegal Nightclub Operations

Investigators from the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office have concluded another lengthy investigation into the unpermitted use of a nightclub establishment in Waldorf. Invictus Cigars, located at 2894 Old Washington Road, has been operating in violation of the Life Safety and Fire Code. The owner, identified as Malcolm L. Hill (42), has been charged...
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Name Released in Early Morning Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in St. Mary’s County

Name Released in Early Morning Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in St. Mary’s County

UPDATE 5/8/2017 @ 1:45 p.m.: On Sunday, May 7, 2017 at approximately 1:40 a.m., Troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack responded to the area of Maryland Route 4, north of Fairgrounds Road, in Leonardtown, for a reported serious motor vehicle collision. The investigation revealed, the operator, Lewis Small, 28, was operating a 2012 BMW northbound...
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Drunk Driver Pleads Guilty in Fatal Motor Cycle Collision in Bryantown

Drunk Driver Pleads Guilty in Fatal Motor Cycle Collision in Bryantown

UPDATE 4/30/2017: On Monday, April 24, 2017, Arthur Christopher Edelen, 54, of White Plains, pled guilty to homicide by motor vehicle before Judge James West in Charles County Circuit Court. Edelen’s blood alcohol content was a .11 in a test after the accident, Maryland, a prosecutor said. Edelen will  appear before Judge West again on July...
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Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Owings

Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Owings

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 at approximately 5:50 am, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to Maryland Route 4 and Lower Marlboro Road, in Owings, for a Motor Vehicle Collision. A preliminary investigation revealed that a 2005 Toyota Highlander, being operated by Tania Hernandez of Baltimore, was traveling north on Maryland Route 4. Witnesses...
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Car Destroyed by Fire in St Mary’s City

Car Destroyed by Fire in St Mary’s City

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at approximately 10:35 a.m., firefighters from the Naval District Washington Fire Department (NDWFD Webster Field) and Ridge Volunteer Fire Department responded to 16061 Point Lookout Road, in St Mary’s City for the report of a vehicle fire. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a passenger vehicle engulfed in flames. Engine 141 from...
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Several Students Became ill at St. Charles High School Today, 3 Taken to Hospital

Several Students Became ill at St. Charles High School Today, 3 Taken to Hospital

Emergency Fire and Rescue units from Waldorf and surrounding departments operated this morning on a mass casualty incident. Multiple students became ill at St. Charles High School, on Piney Church Road, in Waldorf, after what was determined to be a medical related issue. Crews from Waldorf fire stations 3 and 12 metered the school,...
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PG County Police Department Arrests Drone Operator at College Park Fire

PG County Police Department Arrests Drone Operator at College Park Fire

Our Homeland Security Division has arrested a suspect after he was caught flying a drone in restricted airspace in the area of the five-alarm fire in College Park today. The suspect is 24-year-old Trevon Miller of Baltimore Avenue in College Park. On April 24, 2017, around 12:30 pm, a police helicopter was flying to assist...
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Deputies in Calvert County Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Accident in Lusby

Deputies in Calvert County Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Accident in Lusby

On Sunday, April 23, 2017, at approximately 8:05 p.m., units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police responded to the area of northbound Maryland Route 2/4 and White Sands Drive, in Lusby, in reference to a serious single vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation revealed an unknown truck towing a trailer...
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Late Night Fire at Locust Inn, in Solomons Ruled Arson

Late Night Fire at Locust Inn, in Solomons Ruled Arson

Update: Unknown suspect(s) entered the vacant structure and intentionally set the fire. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 543-550-6831. 4/242017: On Sunday, April 23, 2017 at approximately 11:15 p.m., firefighters responded to a commercial building fire on Solomons...
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White Plains Man Killed in Early Morning Motor Vehicle Crash

White Plains Man Killed in Early Morning Motor Vehicle Crash

On Sunday, April 23, 2017 at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Turkey Hill Road near Crain Highway in White Plains for the report of a single vehicle crash. Upon arrival, officers found a passenger car had struck a tree and was engulfed in flames....
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VIDEO: Trailer in Lexington Park Destroyed in Early Morning Fire

VIDEO: Trailer in Lexington Park Destroyed in Early Morning Fire

On Sunday, April 23, 2017 at approximately 4:00 a.m., firefighters responded to a trailer fire at 46459 Sue Drive, in Lexington Park. Firefighters arrived on scene to find a single wide trailer with heavy fire showing. Firefighters from Bay District, Valley Lee, Hollywood, and the Patuxent Naval Air Station Fire Department responded. No injuries...
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Man who Killed John “Skillet” Ulmschneider Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

Man who Killed John “Skillet” Ulmschneider Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

Darrell Lumpkin, the homeowner who killed a Prince George’s County firefighter during a welfare check in April 2016, has been sentenced to four years in prison for illegal gun possession on Friday, according to ABC7 News’ Brad Bell. Lumpkin shot three men. John “Skillet” Ulmschneider, 37, and volunteer firefighter Kevin Swain, 19, walked into his...
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VIDEO: Natural Resources Police Investigating Boat Fire at Solomons Yacht Club

VIDEO: Natural Resources Police Investigating Boat Fire at Solomons Yacht Club

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, at approximately 7:20 p.m., a boat fire was reported at the fuel station of the Solomons Island Yacht Club According to a tweets by the Natural Resources Police: 1 man was uninjured, and one was taken to MedStar DC. W/2nd degree burns on legs. Burn victim: Michael Shawn Franz, 38,...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Injured in Prince Frederick Car Crash

Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Injured in Prince Frederick Car Crash

On Tuesday,  April 18, 2017, at approximately 4:45 p.m. Deputy First Class Timothy Mohler of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office was on the shoulder of the road on the northbound side of Maryland Route 4, south of Old Field Lane in Prince Frederick. He was seated in the driver’s seat of a marked Calvert...
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UPDATE: Burned Out Stolen Vehicle & Large Brush Fire in Dameron Under Investigation

UPDATE: Burned Out Stolen Vehicle & Large Brush Fire in Dameron Under Investigation

4/19/2017 @ 11:30 a.m.: The 2006 Dodge Charger was discovered abandoned off the road and was completely destroyed by the fire. The vehicle fire also resulted in a large woods fire adjacent to the road. The vehicle had been reported stolen to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office earlier on the morning of the fire....
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UPDATE : Name of Deceased Crew Member Who Died in Black Hawk Training Flight Released

UPDATE : Name of Deceased Crew Member Who Died in Black Hawk Training Flight Released

4/18/17 UPDATE – Official Military Press Release: One crew member died and two were injured when a UH-60 Black Hawk crashed during a routine training flight, April 17 at approximately 1:17 p.m., at Breton Bay Golf Course in Leonardtown, Maryland. Spc. Jeremy Darrell Tomlin, 22, a UH-60 crew chief assigned to the 12th Aviation Battalion...
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VIDEO: Fire in Loveville Destroys Workshop

VIDEO: Fire in Loveville Destroys Workshop

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at approximately 10:20 a.m., emergency personnel in St. mary’s County were dispatched to a structure fire in Loveville. Firefighters from Hollywood, Leonardtown, and Bay District responded to Medley’s Lane, off of Loveville Road, and discovered a one story workshop fully engulfed in flames Before firefighters arrived the fire had...
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No Injuries Reported in Leonardtown School Bus Fire

No Injuries Reported in Leonardtown School Bus Fire

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at approximately 7:45 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Fairgrounds Road for the report of a school bus on fire. The preliminary investigation revealed school bus #639, was in the process of transporting a bus full of students to...
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VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Accident in Dameron Leads to Fly Out

VIDEO: Motor Vehicle Accident in Dameron Leads to Fly Out

On Monday, April 17, 2017, at approximately 7:30 a.m., a motor vehicle accident was reported on Three Notch Road in the area of King James Parkway, in Dameron. Upon arrival, first responders, encountered a two-vehicle accident with both vehicles still in the roadway. Extraction was required for the driver of the Hyundai . Early reports...
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UPDATE: Names Released in Double Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Hughesville

UPDATE 4/16/2017 @ 11:50 A.M.: On April 15, 2017 at approximately 10:55 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a personal injury motor vehicle collision on northbound Leonardtown Road north of Cracklingtown Road. A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers indicates that a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling northbound...
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24 Roller Coaster Riders Rescued Without Injury in Upper Marlboro

24 Roller Coaster Riders Rescued Without Injury in Upper Marlboro

Twenty-four roller coaster riders at an Upper Marlboro amusement park were successfully transferred from their stalled ride to safety on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medics and the Department Technical Rescue Team were alerted at about 5:35 pm, that a ride had stalled 80-feet above the ground at about a 30-degree angle....
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