Emergency Response, Traffic

Police urge motorcycle safey following fatal crashes

PIKESVILLE, MD – Recent motorcycle crashes are prompting Maryland State Police to issue a reminder for both motorcyclists and other drivers to take precautions, especially during the remaining warm weather months. Since July 28, troopers have responded to six fatal crashes across the state that have involved motorcycle riders. The crashes represent reminders to take extra precautions while driving. Consider …


Emergency Response

Parkville man killed in I-695 motorcycle crash

PARKVILLE, MD – Maryland State Police are investigating a motorcycle crash in which one person died on Sunday evening in Anne Arundel County. At just before 8 p.m., troopers responded to motorcycle crash in the area of I-695 at Route 2 in Glen Burnie. The driver of the motorcycle, 34-year-old Brian O’Keith Norris, of Parkville, was pronounced dead at the …


Essex motorcycle crash victim identified

ESSEX, MD – Authorities have identified the man who was killed in a fatal motorcycle crash in Essex on Sunday evening. At just before 8:30 p.m., state troopers were dispatched for a report of a motorcycle crash on the inner loop of I-695 past Route 702. The crash involved a 1996 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. John H. Schell Jr., 61, of Sparrows …

Maryland State Police warn public about telephone scams

PIKESVILLE, MD – Maryland State Police are warning the public about a telephone scam that is circulating in which the caller clones, or, “spoofs,” a Maryland State Police telephone number and requests personal information from victim as part of a so-called “criminal investigation” or asks for money in the form of gift cards to avoid being arrested. A complainant reported …

Maryland State Police, Vehicle Theft Prevention Council offer tips to secure vehicles

PIKESVILLE, MD – The Maryland State Police, along with the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, are reminding motorists to take simple steps to avoid having their vehicles stolen. The warnings come as July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month. In Maryland, a car is stolen every 40 minutes, while one is stolen every 45 seconds in the United States. Overall, 50 percent …

Maryland State Police arrest more than 100 impaired drivers over holiday weekend

PIKESVILLE, MD – Traffic enforcement efforts by Maryland state troopers during the Independence Day holiday period resulted in more than 9,500 traffic stops that led to 240 arrests, more than 100 of which included impaired drivers. Maryland State Police patrol troopers began increased holiday traffic enforcement efforts on July 3, 2019 that continued through July 7, 2019. During that period, …