Business, Events, Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

Maryland State Police, Baltimore County Police Department, National Guard to hold virtual job fair

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Maryland State Police are partnering with the Maryland National Guard and other law enforcement agencies to host a virtual job fair. The online event will take place on Thursday, August 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Participants will be able to chat live with a local National Guard recruiter and/or with …


Crime, Police/Fire

State Trooper pleads guilty to charges of perjury, misconduct in office

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday announced that Corporal John Sollon, 36, pleaded guilty to charges of perjury and misconduct in office before the Circuit Court of Baltimore County. Sollon was sentenced to six years in prison, all suspended, three years of supervised probation, and a fine of $6,000. As a condition of probation, Sollon will be …


Governor Hogan announces statewide efforts to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaias, Marylanders urged to exercise caution

For the latest Tropical Storm Isaias coverage, click here. ANNAPOLIS, MD—As the East Coast braces for Tropical Storm Isaias, Governor Larry Hogan announced on Monday that the State of Maryland has activated a government-wide response to prepare for severe conditions. A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for most jurisdictions, in addition to several severe weather watches and warnings …

Maryland State Police investigating Parkville crash that injured tow truck driver

PARKVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police are investigating a crash that injured a tow truck operator working on the side of the road in Parkville on Saturday. The victim has been identified as Antonio Martinez, 38, of Baltimore, Maryland. Martinez was transported from the scene of the crash to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center where he is receiving medical treatment …

Silver Alert activated for missing 77-year-old woman

MARYLAND—The Maryland State Police and Cumberland Police Department have activated a Silver Alert for a missing 77-year old white female, who suffers from a cognitive impairment. Regina Clara Wertz is about 5’3″, weighs 123 pounds, and has brown eyes and brown/gray hair. Wertz is driving a red 2005 Chevy Malibu with Maryland tags 53851HC. The vehicle likely has damage to …

Overlea man killed in Phoenix motorcycle crash

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police in Baltimore County are investigating a fatal, Wednesday evening crash in Phoenix. Steven Eugene Bailey, 55, of the 5000-block of Terrace Drive (21236), died after being taken to R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma by Maryland State Police Medevac. Bailey was operating a motorcycle on Manor Road at around 7:30 p.m. when a 2018 Honda Civic traveling in the …

Maryland State Police to continue increased enforcement through Fourth of July holiday weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland state troopers will be extra vigilant looking for impaired, distracted and aggressive drivers this Independence Day weekend to ensure travelers get to their holiday destination safely. With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the holiday will be a three-day weekend for many people. As a result, troopers will be on patrol, using a variety …

Maryland State Police: all pending firearm purchase background checks complete following data system failure

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—The Maryland State Police announced on Monday that four days of around-the-clock work resulted in the completion of all pending background investigations for regulated firearm purchase applicants that had been delayed due to a state data system failure. Since the data system was restored at about 8:30 p.m. on June 24th, employees at the Maryland State Police Licensing …