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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 …


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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 …


Police target illegal street racing in Baltimore County, issue hundreds of citations

NOTTINGHAM, MD—During a four-day, high visibility traffic enforcement initiative to combat illegal racing in Baltimore County, troopers, along with Baltimore County police, issued over 300 traffic citations and warnings for a variety of offenses, including speeds that reached 106 mph. Throughout this initiative, which took place in the areas of I-70, I-695, and I-795, from Thursday through Sunday, troopers from …

Governor Hogan announces enhanced patrols to protect Asian businesses, communities [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—At an event in Ellicott City this week, Governor Larry Hogan announced that he has directed Maryland State Police, in coordination with chiefs and sheriffs across the state, to increase enhanced visibility patrols in response to anti-Asian violence and discrimination in recent weeks. In addition, the governor: Encouraged victims and witnesses to report incidents to the state’s Hate Crimes …

Maryland State Police to increase patrols as St. Patrick’s Day approaches

NOTTINGHAM, MD—With COVID-19 restrictions being lifted across the state and with St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Wednesday, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and to avoid impaired, distracted, and aggressive driving. With an increase in impaired drivers expected throughout the state over the next two weekends, state police will be …

Baltimore County launches 2021 comprehensive Public Safety Data Dashboard

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday released a new comprehensive 2021 Public Safety Data Dashboard, where residents can view detailed information about crime. “Data-driven policing is an important tool in keeping our communities safe, helping to identify emerging trends and preventing crime,” said Olszewski. “This new dashboard represents another important step forward in creating a culture of …

Police: Icy roads lead to over 50 crashes

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Icy conditions wreaked havoc on local roadways Tuesday morning. Maryland State Police report that, from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., troopers responded to 51 crashes and 16 unattended/disabled vehicles. Police also answered 237 calls for service. A warm-up is expected this week, with a high temperature of 48 degrees expected on Tuesday and a high of 54 degrees on …

Ice storm blasts Baltimore County, over 70 crashes reported statewide

UPDATE 2 (1:15 p.m.): The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Baltimore County.  The Winter Storm Warning is no longer in effect. UPDATE (12:30 p.m.): From 4 a.m. to 12 p.m., Maryland State Police responded to 148 crashes, 93 disabled/unattended vehicles, and 397 calls for service. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—A powerful ice storm blasted …