Friday, February 10, 2012
State Del. Sam Arora has introduced legislation to stiffen penalties for this infraction, which has become a growing problem nationwide.
An initial flicker followed by a bright flash of light is what Maryland State Police pilot Craig Thompson remembers seeing as he flew a Medevac helicopter training mission in April over Parkville. That light came from a simple laser pointer, which was directed at the aircraft by a 14-year-old boy from more than 1,000 feet below. Thompson said he and fellow pilot, Steve Miller, were lucky nothing serious happened to them that night following the actions of the teen, who was quickly arrested. “Those lights are not meant to be pointed at people’s eyes,” Thompson said. “They can lead to pilots being disoriented and even bringing down the aircraft. People need to understand the danger in doing that.” Lawmakers in Annapolis understand the …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Maryland State Troopers, Wal-Mart partner together to help 40 local children buy presents for Christmas.
Christmas came early for 40 Baltimore County children thanks to the Maryland State Police and Wal-Mart. This past Saturday, the children received a police escort to the Golden Ring Wal-Mart and had the opportunity to buy some of the things they had been wishing for this holiday season. The troopers that provided the escort came from the Westminster, Waterloo, Glen Burnie, JFK Highway barracks and the truck unit. Wal-Mart, along with other private sources, donated $100 gift cards for each child to go shopping. The state troopers then assisted their designated shopper with the selection and purchase of their gifts. Following their shopping trip, the troopers drove the children to Eastern Technical High School, where students served the …
Sunday, October 9, 2011
The officer was released with non-life threatening injuries Sunday morning.
A Maryland State Police trooper was flown by helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma shortly after midnight after crashing his vehicle into a concrete Jersey barrier on southbound I-95 at the 695 exit near White Marsh. The unidentified officer reported experiencing chest pains following the 11:55 p.m. accident Saturday. But he was released Sunday morning with non-life threatening injuries, said Sgt. Patrick McAllister, a state police duty officer. The accident is still under investigation, McAllister said.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
The single-car accident shut down the outer loop of the Baltimore Beltway near Exit 42 Wednesday afternoon.
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Saturday, September 24, 2011
A Dundallk man was killed in a single-vehicle accident near Exit 42 that shut down the outer loop of the Baltimore Beltway Wednesday afternoon, Maryland State Police have reported. The driver of the vehicle, the sole occupant of a teal, 2004 Ford Ranger, was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he was later prounounced deceased. Sgt. Art Horton, of the Maryland State Police barracks at Golden Ring, said the accident took place at approximately 2:15 p.m. The Maryland State Police identified the driver as Darren Michael Baine, 34, of Dundalk. According to online traffic records from last year, Baine lived in the 8300 block of Kavanaugh Drive. In a press release, Maryland State Police said they received multiple 911 calls…
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The 14-year-old lit up the cockpit of a Maryland State Police helicopter.
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- Ron Snyder
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
A 14-year-old Middle River boy was arrested Tuesday after he endangered a Maryland State Police helicopter crew by continuously flashing a green laser while the aircraft was in-flight. The incident occurred while the Martin State Airport-based helicopter crew was assisting Baltimore County Police with an aerial search for a suicidal person, according to a Maryland State Police news release. Flying over Eastern Boulevard and Kingston Road the crew of pilot Shawn McGinley and Trooper/paramedic Joshua Heins experienced a flash that lit up the cockpit. McGinley tried to maneuver away from the light beam. However, a second flash reached the cockpit, according to the news release. The flight crew pinpointed the location of the beam and hovered …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The accident occurred on I-70 near Hagerstown.
A female truck driver from Dundalk was killed Monday afternoon as she was attempting to make vehicle repairs on the shoulder of Interstate 70 near Hagerstown. Corethia A. Cross, 56, suffered critical injuries after another truck collided with the vehicle she was attempting to repair at approximately 2:30 p.m. Monday. She died shortly after being flown to Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown by Maryland State Police. According to online records, Cross lived in the 600 block of Avondale Road in Dundalk. Cross was serving as co-driver of a 2005 Volvo truck tractor, which was pulling a trailer. The Volvo truck experienced mechanical problems and had stopped on the right shoulder of I-70, where Cross attempted to make repairs, according to a …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The man was scheduled to work Tuesday night in Towson.
UPDATE (6:17 p.m.)—A 25-year-old firefighter from Fork died in a motorcycle accident on U.S. Route 1 in Bel Air around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday. For instant updates, follow Bel Air Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Kurt Mahlon Chenowith was driving a 2009 Kawasaki Ninja south in the 1200 block of Baltimore Pike when William Ross Kelly of Bel Air, 73, pulled out of the Bob Bell Chevrolet parking lot in front of Chenowith, according to a release from the Maryland State Police. Chenowith struck the driver side of Kelly's 1990 Oldsmobile Regency, which was turning north, and was ejected from his motorcycle, the release stated. Chenowith was transported to the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. He was a career firefighter for…
Friday, July 22, 2011
Terrence B. Sheridan was Baltimore County Police chief until June 2007, when he was appointed superintendent of the Maryland State Police.
Maryland State Police Superintendent Col. Terrence B. Sheridan will retire at the end of the month, the governor’s office announced today. “There is no more important responsibility of our state, local or municipal governments than that of public safety,” Gov. Martin O’Malley said in a prepared statement. “Colonel Sheridan has done a tremendous job leading the more than 2,500 employees of the Maryland State Police.” Sheridan was chief of the Baltimore County Police for 11 years before being appointed as state police superintendent in June 2007. He spent 30 of his 46 years in law enforcement as a police officer with the Maryland State Police, and also served a stint with Baltimore County Public School System as the executive assistant for …
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
A new show of original wildlife paintings is on exhibit at the Ateaze Senior Center until September.
Doris Graeme took her first painting class 32 years ago at Dundalk Community College. But then life and work took back her time and she stopped painting shortly after she’d begun. She never lost interest in it, however. Three years ago, at the annual Dundalk Art Show in Veterans Park, the spark returned. “I just thought, ‘I could do that,' ” the 73-year-old Graeme recalled. Not retired - she’s a realtor with Long and Foster - Graeme makes sure she finds time for regular painting classes at the Ateaze Senior Center on Holabird Avenue. She has several original wildlife works in the center’s show, highlighting members’ watercolors, pen and ink drawings and acrylic paintings. The show opened July 7 and runs through September. In one work, …
Monday, June 27, 2011
The periodic move from Martin State Airport in Middle River to Cecil County is because more calls for Maryland State Police come from that area during peak service times.
Citing an effort to increase efficiency after a review of helicopter calls in the region, the Maryland State Police are moving “Trooper 1,” the helicopter based at Martin State Airport in Middle River, to Cecil County during peak demand periods. The new deployment began Saturday when thousands of people attended Canal Day festivities in Chesapeake City, Cecil County. It will continue through Labor Day, when a reevaluation will be done, said Greg Shipley, a Maryland State Police spokesman. Trooper 1 will temporarily relocate from Middle River to either the Water Witch Fire Company Station 7-2 or the Cecil County Paramedic 1 Station between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and from 7:30 p.m. to midnight on Mondays. “We looked…