Friday, April 19, 2013
The incident on MD Route 222 was reported Friday evening.
A fire in Port Deposit Friday night knocked out power and shut down a major road for several hours. The Water Witch Fire Company responded to a report of wires on fire on MD Route 222 at Frenchtown Road after 8 p.m. "There was a tree that fell into the wires, and it was blocking the whole roadway, and the wires caught on fire," Capt. Wayne Tome of Water Witch Fire Company told Patch. Tome said the fire was out, and the power company turned the power off to secure the scene. Approximately 19 customers in Port Deposit were experiencing power outages Friday evening, Delmarva Power said. The outages were reported at 8:27 p.m. Friday and anticipated to be resolved by 1 a.m. Saturday. Route 222 was closed at Frenchtown Road at 8:52 p.m., …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The fire company members were injured during training operations on the Susquehanna River.
A training accident on the Susquehanna River sent four members of the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company to a local hospital for evaluation Sunday afternoon. Around 1 p.m. the fire company was conducting training on the Susquehanna River when the boat carrying four members hit a rock about 100 yards off the Port Deposit shore line, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association. Two people were thrown into the water while the other two were knocked into the decking of the boat, Gardiner said. Their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
George Tyson, 74, was a farmer who had been in his field plowing when he died Monday.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
The shooting happened during Saturday afternoon target practice, Maryland State Police said.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Port Deposit Post Office and Chamber of Commerce hosted a competition to decide on a mural for Main Street.
The votes are in and Two Dudes won. Voting was to determine which image would cover the 20-by-20-foot exterior wall of the Port Deposit Post Office on South Main Street. The Port Deposit Chamber of Commerce received a $10,500 grant from the state for the mural, according to the Cecil Whig. Funding came from Star Spangled 200, a nonprofit that aims to educate and involve Marylanders in the state's War of 1812 bicentennial. The chamber said its plans were to install a mural and signage with information about the First Independent Rifle Company, which defended Port Deposit from the British. Prints of two contenders for the town's new mural were on display in the lobby of the Port Deposit post office, where citizens could vote for which …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
One man is dead, one woman is hospitalized and the suspected shooter is in custody with life-threatening injuries.
One man is dead and two people are in critical condition at area hospitals after a shooting Monday night in Port Deposit, according to Maryland State Police. The suspected shooter is at Christiana Hospital with self-inflicted injuries that are life-threatening, police said in a statement released Tuesday morning. Police are not identifying the suspect as the investigation is ongoing. According to initial investigation, police said that the suspect shot a man and woman at a house when a "heated argument escalated to the point the suspect displayed an unidentified firearm and shot both victims." Authorities were called to the 200 block of Craigstown Road in Port Deposit at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Monday for a report of shots fired at a …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Three people were shot Monday night in two locations in Cecil County.
UPDATED (Jan. 8, 5:50 a.m.)—One person is dead and two others have been transported to a regional trauma center after a shooting Monday night in Port Deposit. Police continue to investigate the incident, which unfolded over two locations in the rural community along the Susquehanna River. Sgt. Greg Hahn of the Maryland State Police North East barrack told Patch that one person was dead and two others were flown from the two-scene shooting by police helicopter. Hahn said the deceased individual was found in the 200 block of Craigtown Road. Another patient was flown from that scene. A male patient was flown from the 1000 block of Bainbridge Road. The incidents are being investigated as related, Hahn said. CecilDaily.com reported one patient …
Firefighters spent two hours putting out the blaze, the fire marshal reported.
There were no injuries after a blaze broke out at a mobile home in Port Deposit Sunday, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal. At 7:01 p.m. on Jan. 6, a fire was reported on the 2000 block of Red Toad Road, the fire marshal stated in a reported issued Monday. According to the report, a woman living in the mobile home discovered the fire in the rear bedroom and alerted authorities. The 49 firefighters who responded—from Rising Sun, Port Deposit, North East and Cecil County Emergency Services—spent approximately two hours putting out the fire, the report stated. There were challenges due to the amount of items in the residence, according to the Water Witch Fire Company from Port Deposit. The fire marshal reported that the fire, which…
Friday, August 24, 2012
Harford County fire companies, including the Susquehanna Hose Company, responded.
UPDATED (Saturday, 6 a.m.)—A tanker truck was ablaze Friday night after overturning on MD Route 222 in Port Deposit. A building fire was under way as a result of the overturned tanker, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association. The Cecil Whig reported the driver of the gasoline truck died in the accident. The accident happened around 9 p.m. Friday at MD Route 222 and Main Street in Port Deposit. Harford County companies, including Darlington, Level and the Susquehanna Hose Company responded to the blaze, Gardiner said. A Havre de Grace city staff member told Patch that lights at a downtown restaurant went out at the time of the crash. The fire lit the Main Street area of Port Deposit, and…
Thursday, August 16, 2012
A tanker truck overturned in a residential area of Port Deposit Tuesday afternoon.
The Susquehanna Hose Company was called upon to aid Cecil County crews at the scene of an overturned tanker truck Tuesday in Port Deposit. Check out the photos above, courtesy of The Susquehanna Hose Company. According to CecilDaily.com, the truck lost its brakes riding down Tome Highway and the driver turned the truck into a roll to avoid heading into the Susquehanna River. The driver was trapped in the truck and required medical attention for non-life-threatning injuries, according to both CecilDaily.com and Susquehanna5.com. Area residents were evacuated from their homes, according to those reports. For more information on the incident, read this report on The Susquehanna Hose Company website. Have photos from the accident? Add them to …