Business, Events, Family, Politics

Governor Hogan declares Christmas Eve state holiday

ANNAPOLIS, MD​—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday declared Thursday, December 24, 2020 a state holiday in observance of Christmas Eve. Maryland state government agencies and offices will be closed. In addition, the governor announced that the state’s revised revenue projections, while still far below pre-pandemic levels, will allow Maryland to honor contracts previously negotiated with state employee unions. “In a year …


Events, Family, Police/Fire

MDTA Police announce 31st annual Toys for Tots campaign

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Transportation Authority Police Chief Col. Kevin M. Anderson on Monday swore in MDTA Police Ofc. S. Claus, badge #1225, for immediate duty with the 2020 Toys for Tots collection. Ofc. Claus is excited to return and is coming out of retirement following his work with last year’s Toys for Tots drive at MDTA facilities. Ofc. S. Claus, his …


MDTA Police arrest two men transporting suspected heroin on I-95 in Baltimore County

BALTIMORE, MD—On Friday morning, a police officer assigned to the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police HEAT (Homeland Enforcement and Traffic) Team was on patrol on southbound Interstate 95 in Baltimore County. The officer conducted a traffic stop on a white Honda Civic after allegedly observing that neither the driver of the vehicle nor a front seat passenger were restrained by …

Baltimore County resident Officer Ayanna Turner named MDTA Police Officer of the Year

BALTIMORE, MD—MDTA Police Chief Colonel Kevin M. Anderson honored sworn and civilian members of the MDTA Police who distinguished themselves in 2019, during a series of small presentations at MDTA Police Headquarters on Tuesday. “It was truly rewarding for me to be a part of recognizing the amazing accomplishments of our team,” Colonel Anderson said. “Our team saved lives, removed …

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 …

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, …