Events, Police/Fire, Sports

Plunge Maryland raises over $54,000 for Special Olympics [PHOTOS]

NOTTINGHAM, MD—On Friday, police plungers braved the cold and took a dip for charity. More than 1,100 plungers from 70 teams braved the 44-degree Chesapeake Bay water in support of Special Olympics. Their initial fundraising goal was $20,000, but once they hit that mark, they quickly raised it to $25,000. In all, police plungers wound up raising over $54,000 total …


Police/Fire, Traffic

Maryland State Police to target impaired, distracted drivers

PIKESVILLE, MD—The Maryland State Police will be working to ensure motorists get to and from their travel destinations safely between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Troopers will focus enforcement efforts on impaired driving, aggressive driving, speeding, distracted driving and other violations that often contribute to highway tragedies, especially during the holiday season.  Additional troopers will be working overtime assignments funded …


Governor Hogan proclaims inaugural Maryland Winter Safety Week

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Weather Service (NWS), the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), the Maryland State Police (MSP), and local and state emergency management coordinators to encourage all Marylanders to learn more about winter safety and …

Governor Hogan commemorates victims of drunk driving crashes

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday joined state officials and more than 100 family members and friends of victims of impaired driving crashes for the 16th annual Maryland Remembers ceremony. Maryland Remembers honors the lives and legacies of Marylanders who have been killed in impaired driving crashes. During the ceremony, Governor Hogan presented the Kevin Quinlan Award to retired Maryland …

Maryland State Police respond to I-95 crash involving transport of 9 prisoners

ROSEDALE, MD—Maryland State Police responded to a minor, two-vehicle crash on Monday morning involving a van transporting nine prisoners. Seven of the prisoners were taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore. The other two prisoners were transported by ambulance to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. All nine prisoners remain under police watch. The two correctional officers …

Maryland State Police to increase patrols for Thanksgiving holiday

PIKESVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police will have extra troopers on patrol all across the state as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. Authorities say a variety of initiatives will be employed to keep traffic moving safely, to respond quickly to highway incidents, and to take appropriate enforcement action when violations occur, to keep travelers safe on Maryland roads. Beginning on Wednesday, November 27, …

Maryland State Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint in Harford County

NOTTINGHAM, MD—With the holiday season upon us, the Maryland State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint next week. On Wednesday, November 27, 2019 troopers will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Harford County. The goal will be to locate impaired drivers and to promote public awareness of the dangers of impaired driving. In addition to the checkpoint, additional troopers …

Edgewood man arrested in scrap metal theft scheme

EDGEWOOD, MD—Maryland State Police have arrested three men connected with the theft of more than $400,000 in scrap metal over several months in Montgomery County. The suspects, Anthony Coles, 51, of Edgewood, Larry Beasley, 69, Baltimore, and Raymond Mason Jr., 31, of Baltimore, are charged with theft over $100,000, theft scheme over $100,000, conspiracy to commit a theft scheme, and …