Crime, Police/Fire

Members of drug trafficking ring sentenced to over 9 years in prison for Baltimore County cocaine distribution conspiracy

BALTIMORE, MD—Several men who were members of a drug trafficking ring are being sent prison after distributing cocaine in Baltimore County. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III has sentenced Tony Lee Bauer, 39, of Baltimore, 110 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine as …


Events, Police/Fire

Maryland State Police marks 100th anniversary

PIKESVILLE, MD—The Maryland State Police on Sunday celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding as a statewide, full-service law enforcement department. Officials say the idea was born of necessity. The dawn of the 1920’s brought a perplexing problem to the office of Maryland Governor Albert Ritchie. The advent of the automobile was providing criminals with the means to expand their …


Governor Hogan announces added safety measures ahead of 2020 election

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday updated Marylanders on the security of the 2020 election and encouraged residents and county officials to report any efforts to intimidate or misinform voters. Governor Hogan was joined by U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur, FBI Baltimore Special Agent in Charge Jennifer C. Boone, Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Woodrow W. Jones III, Special Agent …

Governor Hogan, Maryland State Police announce all aviation command bases will remain open

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Woodrow Jones III on Thursday announced that all Maryland State Police Aviation Command (MSPAC) bases will remain open. In July, due to the anticipated fiscal challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Public Works approved budget reductions associated with closing one MSPAC base. Last month, the governor stated …

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 …

Maryland State Police to continue increased enforcement through Memorial Day weekend

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Maryland State Police troopers from all 23 barracks and from divisions not normally assigned to road patrol will be involved in targeted traffic safety initiatives through the Memorial Day weekend as part of their continuing effort to reduce speeding and address aggressive and impaired driving on Maryland roads. Authorities say the priority of every uniformed state trooper on patrol …

Maryland State Police clarify social distancing rules pertaining to Easter religious services

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Police this week clarified their stance on Easter religious services to be held across the state on Sunday. “The compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order by faith community leaders last weekend was outstanding and deeply appreciated,” Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Woodrow Jones III, said. “My hope is that our faith community leaders continue to recognize the …

Maryland State Police clarify enforcement of Governor Hogan’s stay-at-home order

PIKESVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Woodrow Jones III has directed troopers to continue their public education and enforcement efforts regarding Governor Larry Hogan’s Executive Orders and, on Monday night, issued specific instructions regarding the stay-at-home order. Troopers have been directed to enforce the order as follows: Enforcement of the expanded Governor’s Executive Order will be conducted by Maryland state …