About 60 men and women will report to State...


January 18, 1998|By From staff reports

PIKESVILLE -- About 60 men and women will report to State Police Headquarters tomorrow to begin six months of training leading to their graduation in July as troopers.

The 110th recruit class will receive training in physical conditioning, criminal and traffic laws, firearms, investigation and police procedure.

State Police said enrollment of the recruit class will help to address the force's manpower needs.

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND -- The ninth commencement of the Maryland National Guard's Freestate Challenge, a 22-week resident program to help school dropouts obtain their GED certificates, was held yesterday at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

The graduating class of 95 students was the largest in the program's four-year history. The Maryland National Guard and the U.S. Department of Defense sponsor the program, said Capt. Drew Sullins, a Maryland Guard spokesman.

FREDERICK -- A convict linked to bank robberies in North Carolina and Virginia since he escaped from prison was spotted last week in Frederick, police say.

Edward Thomas Brown, 32, who was serving terms for burglary, robbery and attempted murder, escaped July 29 from the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution in Camp Hill. Police said he is a suspect in two bank robberies -- one in North Carolina and the other in Virginia.

Police said Brown was photographed Monday by surveillance cameras. Anyone with information was asked to call police at 301-694-2100.

Pub Date: 1/18/98

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