Crime, Police/Fire

Middle River man arrested on drug, weapons charges following traffic stop, pursuit in White Marsh

WHITE MARSH, MD—Maryland Transportation Authority Police have arrested a 28-year-old Middle River man on weapons and drug distribution charges stemming from an August 20 traffic stop in White Marsh. MDTA Police Officers took the man into custody Thursday, September 2, with assistance from the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, and were assisted by the Baltimore County Police Department during …


Traffic

MDTA: Reconstruction of northbound I-95 from White Marsh to Joppa begins

NOTTINGHAM, MD—As part of the Maryland Transportation Authority’s $1.1 billion program to relieve congestion and improve travel along the Interstate 95 corridor into Harford County, the MDTA on Wednesday announced that crews had begun preliminary work to widen northbound I-95 between MD 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) and MD 152 (Mountain Road) to make way for the extension of two northbound …


Traffic on Maryland roads, highways begins to exceed pre-pandemic levels

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Marylanders are returning to roadways, airways, and other forms of travel in numbers approaching pre-pandemic levels, marking major milestones for state transportation, tourism and economic recovery. “Holiday travel during the Fourth of July Weekend exceeding 2019 levels is an important milestone signaling our state’s strong recovery from the pandemic,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Traffic volumes are exceeding pre-pandemic levels …

Baltimore County man sentenced to four years in prison for impersonating Secret Service agent, identity theft

BALTIMORE, MD—A judge has sentenced a Baltimore County man to over four years in prison in connection with an identity theft scheme. U.S. District Court Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Igor Cooper Rosensteel, 30, of Middle River, to 50 months in federal prison for device fraud and aggravated identity theft, related to a scheme in which he held himself out …

MDTA resumes processing, posting E-ZPass tolls, Video Tolls that were delayed due to COVID-19

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority on Thursday announced that it has resumed processing and posting E-ZPass® tolls and Video Tolls (Notices of Toll Due) that were delayed due to COVID-19 and Maryland’s transition this spring/summer to its new tolling system. Between March and October 2020, to help provide some financial relief during COVID-19, the MDTA paused mailing Notices of Toll …

MSDE, MDOT to collect back-to-school supplies for students in need

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland State Department of Education are partnering with the Boys and Girls Club Maryland Alliance for a statewide Back to School Supply Drive beginning Monday, July 12, and continuing through Friday, July 30, 2021. “As we emerge from the pandemic, we’re looking forward to returning Maryland students to school and back into …

Two arrested on gun, drug charges on Pulaski Highway

BALTIMORE, MD—Two individuals prohibited from possessing firearms were arrested during recent enforcement by a task force working along Baltimore County/Baltimore City line. Phillip J. Desmarais, 23,  and David D. Genius, 23, both of Baltimore, are now facing numerous drug and weapon charges. On June 30, Maryland State Police Strike Force 7, a component of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task …

MDTA provides best travel times for motorists hitting the beach this Fourth of July weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—With the Fourth of July falling on a Sunday this year and more people expected to travel with the lifting of Maryland’s COVID-19 State of Emergency on July 1, the Maryland Transportation Authority expects increased travel across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge from Friday, July 2, through Monday, July 5. The MDTA is encouraging motorists to plan ahead, leave plenty …