Wednesday, April 24, 2013
An accident at U.S. Route 1 and Maryland Route 161 sent Edward Norris to a regional shock trauma center Wednesday evening, police said.
UPDATE: (5:52 p.m.)—Popular radio show host Ed Norris was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Wednesday after laying down his motorcycle to avoid hitting a truck in rural Harford County. Norris, of Hampstead, was driving his Victory motorcycle northbound on U.S. Route 1 in Darlington around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a release from Maryland State Police. At the same time, a GMC truck owned by Ward Trucking and driven by Dedrick Jamal McClain of Windsor Mill made a left turn from Maryland Route 161 onto southbound Route 1, but allegedly failed to yield right of way to the motorcycle. Norris intentionally laid down the motorcycle to avoid hitting the truck and successfully avoided hitting another vehicle, state …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Maryland State Police will inspect commercial vehicles on Broening Highway and Holabird Avenue.
Police are keeping an eye on commercial vehicles around Baltimore this week, according to a statement from Maryland State Police. On March 26 and 27, Maryland State Police will be on the lookout for buses, trucks and other commercial vehicles that are not compliant with safety regulations and whose drivers commit traffic violations. Maryland State Police will establish temporary inspection stations at Holabird Avenue and Broening Highway; M&T Bank Stadium; and Fairfield Road at Northbridge Avenue, according to the statement. “Spring brings an increase in people traveling by commercial and personal vehicles,” Captain Bill Dofflemyer, Commander of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, said in the statement. “This initiative targets …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Two helicopters were scheduled to arrive Monday at Martin State Airport in Middle River, with four more to be delivered later this week.
Maryland State Police are set to accept delivery of six new helicopters at Martin State Airport this week. The AW139 helicopters are among 10 AgustaWestland helicopters the department will get to replace its aging fleet of 11, according to a statement from the organization. All but one of its current fleet is at least 20 years old. Two helicopters were scheduled to be delivered Monday; the rest will be delivered Tuesday and Wednesday, according to state police officials. Training will begin immediately, though the helicopters will not be in use for medevac flights or other missions until late spring or early summer. The new helicopters will allow state police aviation command "to continue its unique multiple mission capability of medevac, …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Police said the jogger was wearing a reflective vest and they are still investigating the Jan. 29 incident.
A Perryville man died Tuesday after being hit by a car while jogging on Pulaski Highway near Jackson Station Road, Maryland State Police confirmed Wednesday. Police said that Anthony Brian Marks was jogging on the right-hand shoulder of the road, wearing a reflective vest, at 9:45 p.m. on Jan. 29 when an SUV hit him. Multiple people called in the incident Tuesday night, and police shut down US Route 40 eastbound for an investigation for several hours. Tinette Denise Curry-Johnson of Dundalk was driving east on US Route 40 in her Mercury SUV when "for an unknown reason, [she] traveled on the shoulder, striking Marks," police said in a prepared statement. Marks was declared dead at the scene, according to the statement. Officers interviewed …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Yvette Allen, 35, of Aberdeen was killed in the two-vehicle crash Saturday near Exit 85.
Maryland State Police officials have released the name of the driver killed in a two-vehicle collision on I-95 near the Aberdeen exit Saturday morning. Yvette Allen, 35, of Aberdeen was killed when the Ford Expedition she was driving crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer truck parked on the shoulder of the highway near Exit 85 to Aberdeen, according to state police officials. A preliminary investigation shows that for unknown reasons Allen drove onto the shoulder of the highway, striking the truck. The truck driver's name was not released. The exit ramp was closed for two and a half hours while the crash was investigated, according to a state police statement. Courtesy Patrol units and personnel from the Aberdeen Fire Department …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Fifty state troopers teamed up with a child in need on a shopping venture at the Walmart in Rosedale.
Maryland State Police troopers with the Golden Ring Barrack helped 50 Baltimore County kids shop for a better Christmas Saturday morning. Troopers paired up with the children, drove them to Walmart, located at 6420 Petrie Way in Rosedale, and helped them buy some of the things they've been asking for this holiday season. Each child was given a $100.00 gift card, donated by Walmart and private sources.
Monday, October 29, 2012
State police urge motorists to stay off the roads as much as possible.
Although Maryland State Police is not handing out citations for being on the road, they are strongly discouraging residents from driving. State police spokesperson Greg Shipley warned residents that increasing amount of standing water is a significant hazard to drivers because of the high risk for vehicles to hydroplane. “People don’t realize that you don’t have to be going that fast on the road to hydroplane,” he said. Hydroplaning is caused by water being pushed up to the tires and creating a barrier of water, which decreases tire traction and inhibits drivers’ ability to safely steer their vehicles. Basically, Shipley added, the vehicle will be traveling on top of water. Drivers could also run into other hazards like downed trees and …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Civil liberties group says it supports the technology but has privacy concerns about how long the collected information is stored.
Information collected by police through the use of automatic license plate readers could lead to violations of privacy, according to lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union. The civil liberties group Monday said in a statement that it had filed a public information request with local and state law enforcement agencies in 35 states seeking details on how long the data is stored. "Automatic license plate readers make it possible for the police to track our location whenever we drive our cars and to store that information forever," said Catherine Crump, staff attorney with the ACLU's Speech, Privacy & Technology Project, in a statement. "The American people have a right to know whether our police departments are using these tools in a …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Two men were caught attempting to steal copper from an abandoned hospital building on the Spring grove campus.
Maryland State Police arrested two men Tuesday who were caught attempting to steal copper from inside an abandoned building at Spring Grove Hospital Center in Catonsville. The first suspect was caught by police officers working for Spring Grove, Maryland State Police spokesman Greg Shipley said. The second suspect was caught after state troopers from the Special Tactical Assault Team were preparing to enter the building. As officers lined up outside the building, the suspect crawled out of a hole in the roof on the other side. A county and state police officer who had been monitoring the perimeter of the building took the suspect into custody, Shipley said. State police have two men in custody: Matthew R. Blizzard, 29, of the unit block of…
Friday, March 23, 2012
The Maryland Move Over Law requires that, if you see emergency lights at the side of the road, you must slow down or move over into another lane, away from the emergency scene.
A Howard County Police Department officer, a person he had in custody, and a driver who hit them were hospitalized Jan. 22 in Mt. Airy. An engine from the Brooklandville Fire Station was hit on I-83; and a vehicle from Lutherville was struck on I-695. Those are just a few of the collisions that have occurred when motorists don't obey a state law that requires motorists to move over, or at least slow down, if they come across emergency vehicles. The state's "Move Over Law" went into effect Oct. 1, 2010, and State Police want to remind drivers about it. "Move over or slow down in order to provide an extra barrier of safety for officers, firefighters and emergency rescue personnel working along Maryland roadways," said Col. Marcus Brown, …