Police/Fire

Police identify construction worked killed in fatal I-95 crash in White Marsh

WHITE MARSH, MD—Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred late Wednesday evening in White Marsh. At around 9 p.m., troopers responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck on northbound I-95 in the Express Toll Lane just past the White Marsh Boulevard exit. According to a preliminary investigation, a construction worker, identified as Antonio Oneil Payton, …


Police/Fire, Traffic

Sobriety checkpoints set for Baltimore this weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—Heading downtown this weekend?  As part of Maryland’s ongoing efforts to support public safety efforts in Baltimore, a combined task force is set to operate sobriety checkpoints in the city this weekend to identify and arrest impaired drivers. A team comprised of members of the Maryland State Police, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, and the Baltimore Police Department will conduct …


Maryland State Police to target impaired, aggressive, distracted drivers over Memorial Day weekend

NOTTINGHAM, MD—With traffic expected to surge this Memorial Day weekend, additional Maryland State Police troopers will be on patrol and using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, to respond quickly to highway incidents, and to take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of other motorists. Beginning on Friday, troopers will be focusing enforcement …

Governor Hogan announces Project Bounce Back, $25 million public-private partnership to support youth recovery from COVID-19 [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the launch of Project Bounce Back, a $25 million first-in-the-nation public-private partnership to help Maryland youth recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This series of initiatives will provide strategic mental health services, expand the footprint of youth development programs, and develop an innovative, data-driven digital solution to build post-COVID resilience among …

Nottingham man arrested after hitting Maryland State Police vehicle, fleeing scene on I-95

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Maryland State Police arrested and charged a suspected impaired driver who hit a state police vehicle and fled the scene Wednesday on Interstate 95 in Baltimore County. The suspect has been identified as Gasper Botteon, 45, of Nottingham. Maryland. Botteon is charged with driving under the influence, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and other traffic charges related to …

Maryland State Police to increase patrols for Cinco de Mayo

NOTTINGHAM, MD—With an increase in impaired drivers expected on Wednesday and over the next few days for Cinco de Mayo, Maryland State Police will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the 23 barracks focusing on impaired, aggressive, and distracted driving. Enforcement efforts are bolstered in part by impaired driving saturation patrol grants from the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor …

Maryland State Police issue hundreds of distracted driving citations during statewide initiative

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Police issued hundreds of citations and warnings related to distracted driving violations as part of a statewide effort on Thursday to combat the issue on Maryland roads. The initiative was conducted in partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office and AAA Mid-Atlantic as part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month. It was …

Maryland State Police, Department Of Labor warn of unemployment insurance, other monetary scams

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of State Police and the Maryland Department of Labor are warning the public of an increase in unemployment insurance related fraud cases and other scams being reported in the region. In recent months, investigators have been contacted regarding a wide variety of schemes targeting individuals, vulnerable populations, charities and local, state and national government agencies. Most …