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Maryland State Police arrest two, again, for copper wire thefts from light poles in Baltimore County

ROSEDALE, MD—Maryland State Police arrested two men on Wednesday morning in connection with the theft of copper wire from light poles along highways in Baltimore County. The accused are identified as Joseph Wetzel, 45, and Mark Brunelle, 53, both of Brooklyn, MD. Each are charged with four counts of felony theft, five counts of malicious destruction of property, and one …


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Maryland law enforcement agencies partner with American Red Cross in blood drive effort

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Several Maryland law enforcement agencies are joining forces to assist the American Red Cross in encouraging the public to donate blood during the coronavirus pandemic. The push to donate blood is an effort by state law enforcement employees in Maryland who want to honor the memories of those Marylanders who lost their lives to COVID-19 and honor the service …


Maryland State Police to continue increased enforcement through Memorial Day weekend

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Maryland State Police troopers from all 23 barracks and from divisions not normally assigned to road patrol will be involved in targeted traffic safety initiatives through the Memorial Day weekend as part of their continuing effort to reduce speeding and address aggressive and impaired driving on Maryland roads. Authorities say the priority of every uniformed state trooper on patrol …

Maryland State Police, U.S. Marshals searching for fugitive who fatally shot Rosedale man

ROSEDALE, MD—Maryland State Police and deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a wanted fugitive as the investigation continues into the murder of a Rosedale man who was found dead in Dorchester County. The wanted fugitive is identified as James Andre Reddick, Jr., 29, of Baltimore. Police believe he also goes by Shane or Dre’. Reddick is …

Police warn Marylanders about phony Publishers Clearing House phone scam

NOTTINGHAM, MD— Maryland State Police are warning the public about a telephone scam circulating in which the caller claims to be an agent for Publishers Clearing House. The called states that the person contacted has “won the grand prize” from Publishers Clearing House, but they must first pay a $250 “fee” to cover the cost of taxes. Publishers Clearing House …

Maryland State Police clarify social distancing rules pertaining to Easter religious services

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Police this week clarified their stance on Easter religious services to be held across the state on Sunday. “The compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order by faith community leaders last weekend was outstanding and deeply appreciated,” Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Woodrow Jones III, said. “My hope is that our faith community leaders continue to recognize the …

Maryland Department of Health opens COVID-19 test sites at Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program locations

UPDATE: The list of VEIP locations available for testing has been expanded. Original story below… —— Baltimore, MD—The Maryland Department of Health, in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland National Guard, Maryland State Police, local health departments, and private partners, will begin offering drive-through COVID-19 testing to residents who are symptomatic and at high risk for complications from …

Maryland State Police clarify enforcement of Governor Hogan’s stay-at-home order

PIKESVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Woodrow Jones III has directed troopers to continue their public education and enforcement efforts regarding Governor Larry Hogan’s Executive Orders and, on Monday night, issued specific instructions regarding the stay-at-home order. Troopers have been directed to enforce the order as follows: Enforcement of the expanded Governor’s Executive Order will be conducted by Maryland state …