Crime, Police/Fire

Police seek to identify road rage suspect who assaulted woman, attempted to rob her on I-895

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority Police are investigating a reported assault and an attempted robbery that took place on Tuesday afternoon on I-895 in Baltimore City. At just after 1:15 p.m. on June 7, 2022, MDTA Police received calls for a disturbance on northbound I-895 prior to the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel. Responding officers located a grey Chevy Sonic with a …


Entertainment, Events, Family, Traffic

MDTA expects 330,000 vehicles to cross Bay Bridge over Memorial Day weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—With the upcoming Memorial Day holiday serving as the unofficial start of summer travel season, the Maryland Transportation Authority is urging motorists to commit to safe driving practices and travel off-peak to minimize delays when crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Motorists may also find time savings by utilizing the I-95 northern route traveling the Tydings Bridge to and from …


MDTA Police celebrate 55th recruit class graduation

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority Police celebrated the state’s newest police officers during a ceremony at MDTA Police Headquarters last week. Members of Recruit Class 55 completed a demanding academy training program that began in August 2021. “Graduation is the culmination of countless hours of commitment from our recruits, instructors and partners,” MDTA Police Chief Col. Kevin M. Anderson said. …

OPERATION WASHOUT: Joint law enforcement effort leads to over 100 arrests in Baltimore area [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday provided an update alongside the U.S. Marshals Service on a large-scale, multi-agency law enforcement operation focused on apprehending violent fugitives and wanted gang members during the first two weeks of February, leading to dozens of arrests throughout the Baltimore area. The governor also urged the Maryland General Assembly to pass his emergency crime bills, …

MDTA names new Acting Executive Director

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority Board this week named William Pines, PE, PMP, CCM as Acting Executive Director of the 1,800-employee agency that oversees the state’s eight toll facilities and the DriveEzMD Maryland system, effective immediately. Pines has served as Chief Operating Officer of the MDTA since 2020. He also previously served as MDTA’s Chief Engineer from 2019 to 2020. …

Governor Hogan announces expansion of Re-Fund The Police Initiative, reintroduction of major crime legislation [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced the expansion of the Re-Fund The Police Initiative to a three-year, $500 million investment in increased support for law enforcement, and for increased crime control and victim protection services across the state. The governor also announced that he will reintroduce legislation to address violent crime during the upcoming session of the Maryland General …

Middle River man wanted by police for role in fatal crash

UPDATE: Police say Kyle Bates has been apprehended. Original story below… ——— MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Authorities are asking the public for help in locating a wanted man. The MDTA Police say Kyle Scott Bates, 23, of Middle River is wanted for his alleged role in a fatal crash. The accident occurred back in April of this year. Anyone with information on …

MDTA Police to celebrate 32 years of Toys for Tots collections

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, MDTA staff, and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves have announced their 2021 Toys for Tots campaign. This is the 32nd consecutive year the MDTA Police have supported the annual effort. In Baltimore, officers will collect new, unwrapped toys from Tuesday, December 7, through Thursday, December 9, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from …