4:42 pm:PER THE SMCSO LIAM HAS BENN LOCATED AND IS SAFE.

Missing Child: Liam Harper, age 5. Liam ran from an employee at Benjamin Banneker Elementary School located in Loveville, Maryland. Liam is a white male with blonde hair and is wearing a green shirt and blue pants/jeans. Liam is autistic and will run if startled.

There is a heavy police presence in the area searching for Liam; ATV’s and helicopters as well as K-9s

Timeline of events via Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Facebook:


ST MARY: (CAD) 13:47:21Search PartyBENJAMIN BANNEKER ELEMENTARY27180 POINT LOOKOUT RDBRUBACHER LNLOVEVILLECO2 UTV2*

1:47:21 p.m. STAGING AREA WILL BE THE PARKING LOT.
2:03:17 p.m. CH1B WITH COMMAND AT THE BANNEKER PARKING LOT.
2:03:44 p.m. ALL UNITS WITH EXCEPTION OF UTV5 AND UTV1 TO PROCEED IN TO BANNEKER FOR THEIR ASSIGNMENT.
2:28:18 p.m. UTV 5 STARTING AT MAYPOLE WOODLINE.
2:28:32 p.m. SHERIFFS OFFICE ON FOOT IN THE AREA OF MACINTOSH RD.
2:33:40 p.m. COMMAND ADVISING UTV2 TO HEAD BACK INTO THE WOODS AND FIND A STREAM. FOLLOW THE STREAM TO CHANEY ENTERPRISE.
2:37:51 p.m. COMMAND ADVISING FOR CO2 CO5 CO5 AND CO7 FOR MANPOWER.
2:45:45 p.m. SENDING A GROUP OF 10 IN FROM BANNEKER- CH7 WITH THAT COMMAND.
2:55:46 p.m. ECOM10 SENT A LINK TO ECOM 10 OF A PICTURE – PUT IN ACTIVE 911.
2:56:06 p.m. CH7 WITH NORTHSIDE DIVISION – ENTERING WOODS WITH 8 STAFF.
3:00:01 p.m. B7 ADVISING THEY ARE DOWN THE CHANEY WOOD LINE UTV 5 SEARCHING THE WOOD LINE.
3:02:14 p.m. UTV5 ON THE STREAM – FOLLOWING TOWARDS CHANEY
3:02:48 p.m. CHARLES COUNTY BUS HAS ARRIVED
3:03:35 p.m. CAPT1B ADV CH7 THAT HE AND ONE STAFF ARE WALKING THE FENCE LINE NEAR THE BOE UTV ONS IS OFF TO THE LEFT
3:04:05 p.m. B7 ENTERING THE WOODS WITH 2 PERSONNEL
3:04:43 p.m. UTV5 AT STREAM BETWEEN THE 2 BUILDINGS- BEHIND THE SOUTHERN MOST BANNEKER BUILDING
3:06:18 p.m. DOGS HAVE SEARCHED THE 300 PERIMETER AREA
3:07:02 p.m. NORTHSIDE ADVISING DIVISION DOGS HAVE SEARCHED NORTH SIDE – NO RESULTS, DOGS HAVE WORKED THEIR WAY BACK SOUTH.
3:07:02 p.m. NORTH SIDE COMMAND TO NOW ASSIST WITH THE DOGS.
3:10:06 p.m. E52 ENTERING THE WOODS WITH 10 PERSONNEL
3:15:19 pm REQ TO EXPAND TO PARSONS MILL AND AND HOLLYWOOD RD.
15:21:58 ANOTHER GROUP OF 5 AVAILABLE FOR A WALKING SEARCH
15:22:49 UTV 1 IS OK- MADE IT BACK TO GRAVEL PIT.
15:52:08 CALVERT COUNTY K9 REQ A DEPUTY TO RESPOND WITH THE DOG
15:52:43 REQUEST CODE RED IN A 3 MILE CIRCUMFERENCE
16:10:05 PER ECOM10 SEND A ALL CALL TO DEPARTMENTS FOR MANPOWER ONLY – NO APPARATUS NEEDED.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...