Business, Crime, Police/Fire

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 …


Business, Police/Fire, Politics, Traffic

First responders, highway workers recognize National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week

BALTIMORE, MD—In support of Governor Larry Hogan declaring November 10—16 as Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA), MDTA Police, and the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) are joining with partners statewide to recognize this national observance. “Every one of us plays a part when it comes to managing traffic incidents,” said MDTA …


Maryland State Police, MDTA to hold I-95 Safety Fair on Saturday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland State Police will be holding an I-95 Safety Fair on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the MSP I-95 Barrack located in Perryville. The event will feature SWAT demonstrations, K-9 handlers, rescue equipment, the MSP helicopter, antique cars, kids’ activities and more. There will also be complimentary hot dogs, …

Hunt Valley Towne Center stabbing suspect identified as northeast Baltimore man

UPDATE: Police have released the 9-1-1 calls and identified the officers involved in this incident. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police have identified the man who was killed by police after stabbing five people in Hunt Valley on Saturday. The deceased suspect has been identified as Jamaal Ramone Taylor, 31, of the 6000-block of Amberwood Road (21206). Officers initially responded …

Man convicted on DWI charges after going 109 MPH on I-95

BALTIMORE, MD – After only ten minutes of deliberation, a Baltimore City jury found defendant, Jose Luis Navarro Guevara, guilty of driving while intoxicated (DWI), speeding, and negligent driving in reference to a traffic stop that occurred in January 2019. Assistant State’s Attorney from the Misdemeanor Jury Division, Matthew Matera, successfully prosecuted this case. On January 11, at just after …

Joint task force launched to combat Baltimore crime

BALTIMORE, MD – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, along with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, on Wednesday announced the Baltimore Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Strike Force, a new initiative designed to combat violent crime in Baltimore. The mission of the Baltimore OCDETF Strike Force is to disrupt and dismantle the most …

Heavy Labor Day weekend traffic anticipated in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD – As summer comes to an unofficial close, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) reminds the more than 2.4 million motorists anticipated to travel its bridges, tunnels and roadways over the Labor Day holiday weekend to plan ahead, to travel off-peak, and to put safety first. This total represents a 1% increase in traffic volumes compared to last year. …

MDTA Police partnering with communities at National Night Out events across Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland Transportation Authority Police will join law-enforcement partners and community groups from across Maryland on Tuesday evening to celebrate the 36th annual National Night Out. “National Night Out is a rewarding opportunity for our officers to meet and build relationships with the many communities we serve,” said MDTA Police Chief Colonel Jerry Jones. “We’re excited to continue …