Events, Health, Police/Fire

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 …


Crime, Police/Fire

MDTA Police recover stolen vehicle, make warrant arrests

BALTIMORE, MD—This week, MDTA Police arrested a man and woman, both from Baltimore County, after stopping a stolen vehicle on O’Donnell Street in Baltimore City. Officers took the individuals into custody after their investigation revealed that the pair was wanted on open warrants in Baltimore County and Harford County. At just after 11:15 a.m. on Monday, an MDTA Police Officer …


Governor Hogan appoints MDTA Police Chief Jerry Jones as superintendent of Maryland State Police

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced Maryland Transportation Authority Chief of Police Woodrow W. “Jerry” Jones III as his appointee for superintendent of the Maryland State Police. Colonel Jones will succeed Colonel William M. Pallozzi, who is retiring after more than 30 years of service with the Maryland State Police. “With a distinguished career in law enforcement spanning more …

MDTA Police make weapon, DUI arrest on I-95

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority Police announced on Wednesday that they had made a weapon and DUI arrest this week. On Tuesday morning, MDTA Police arrested a Baltimore man during a traffic stop on Interstate 95. The MDTA Police charged the 36-year-old man with driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, prohibited person in possession of a handgun, …

MDTA Police seize 16,200 packages of untaxed cigarettes on I-95 in Harford County

BALTIMORE, MD—On Thursday afternoon, MDTA Police arrested a Michigan man during a traffic stop on I-95 in Harford County. The MDTA Police contacted agents from the Maryland Comptroller’s Office Field Enforcement Division who charged the 20-year-old-man with transporting cigarettes within Maryland without the tobacco tax being paid and unlawfully possessing 16,200 unstamped tobacco products. The total tax loss for the …

MDTA Police make significant drug bust on I-95

BALTIMORE, MD—On Thursday afternoon, MDTA Police arrested a New York man during a traffic stop along Interstate 95 in Baltimore County. The 42-year-old man faces multiple charges including CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute. An MDTA Police Officer stopped a 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan on southbound I-95 for speeding. During a subsequent probable cause search of the vehicle, officers located …

MDTA Police to celebrate 30 years of Toys for Tots collections

BALTIMORE, MD—Customers of Maryland’s toll facilities are invited to join the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police, MDTA staff and, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves in participating in this year’s national Toys for Tots campaign. This marks the 30th consecutive year MDTA Police have supported the annual effort. Since 1990, MDTA employees have collected more than 152,000 toys and $120,000 from …

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 …