Police/Fire

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 …


Events, Police/Fire

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 …

DOJ announces $42 million in funding to combat illegal manufacture, distribution of methamphetamine, opioids

BALTIMORE, MD—The Department of Justice‘s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) on Wednesday announced nearly $42 million in funding to support state-level law enforcement agencies in combating the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and prescription opioids. In the District of Maryland, the Maryland State Police will receive $1,175,715 in federal funding to support investigations …

Silver Alert issued by Maryland State Police

UPDATE: Samuel Fleming has been located in Baltimore City. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Police have issued a Silver Alert. Police are looking for a 2013 blue Hyundai Sonata with Maryland tags “2BZ8378,” according to the Maryland State Highway Administration. Samuel Agosta Fleming is a black male, 5’5″ tall, weighs 160 pounds, and has gray hair and …

Medevac responding to serious crash in Joppa

UPDATE: The trapped female patient has been freed and flown to Shock Trauma in serious condition. Original story below… —— JOPPA, MD—Crews are on the scene of a serious, Monday afternoon crash in Joppa. The crash was reported at just after 1:15 p.m. at the intersection of Mountain Road and Singer Road. Two vehicles were involved and one patient is …

Olszewski, Glassman address ongoing George Floyd protests across U.S.

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Harford County Executive Barry Glassman have each issued statements in response to the nationwide civil unrest in the wake of the death of George Floyd. “The public entrusts law enforcement officers with immense power to perform their duties,” said Olsewski. “When officers abuse that power, they must be held accountable. George Floyd’s death …

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 …