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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2014
Maryland State Police warned drivers that they will see more troopers on the road for St. Patrick's Day weekend and to make sure to drive sober. The agency did not specify how many more troopers would be on hand throughout the weekend, but officials said they would fund the overtime through a grant. In a statement, Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Marcus L. Brown said that drunk driving arrests typically double over St. Patrick's Day weekend. Drunk drivers could face a fine of up to $1,000 and one year in jail, in addition to points on their driver's license and a six-month license suspension.
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By Justin Fenton and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Starting Wednesday, you can no longer be arrested in Maryland for possessing a small amount of marijuana. But how the rest of that interaction with police plays out might depend on what jurisdiction you're in. Lawmakers did not legalize marijuana, but made possession of less than 10 grams an offense that results in a $100 ticket for a first infraction. That means that thousands of cases each year will no longer lead to a criminal record. In Montgomery County, you can avoid arrest even for an amount far exceeding 10 grams, if police deem your stash to be for personal use only.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2014
On March 20, police in Washington issued an Amber Alert for missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd, alerting residents that the girl could be traveling with a suspected abductor. Washington police said they asked law enforcement agencies across the region to extend the alert. But Maryland officials say they never got the request, though some of the initial search for the girl centered in neighboring Prince George's County. "The bottom line is this: The Maryland State Police have never been asked to issue an Amber Alert in this case," said spokesman Gregory M. Shipley.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
A contracted highway worker for the State Highway Administration died Thursday evening after being struck by a vehicle in a work zone in St. Michaels, according to the SHA and Maryland State Police. John Kenneth Shahan, 40, of Denton, was controlling traffic near the intersection of Saint Michaels and Deep Water Point roads about 1:40 p.m. when he was struck by a 2005 Chrysler Sebring convertible, police said. Shahan was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with serious injuries, and died there Sunday evening, police said.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN REPORTER | June 13, 2008
The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland is suing the Maryland State Police to get records it believes may show local authorities aided the federal government in spying on peace activists during several annual protests outside the National Security Agency. Filed yesterday in Baltimore Circuit Court, the lawsuit alleges that state police have refused to disclose a record related to the surveillance despite public information requests. Court papers state that a "Baltimore Intel Unit" had monitored many individual peace activists as they gathered at the American Friends Service Committee and prepared to protest in 2003 at the NSA, based at Fort Meade.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2010
National journalism groups have weighed in at the Court of Appeals in a high-profile dispute over whether the Maryland State Police should turn over to the Maryland NAACP files showing how the agency handled five years' worth of complaints of racial profiling in traffic stops. The NAACP's effort to see the internal police documents has drawn a brief from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, joined by the Society of Professional Journalists. The national NAACP had also filed a brief in support of the state NAACP.
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | March 31, 1999
The Maryland State Police paramedic who successfully sued his bosses for bias for denying him parental leave has asked the agency to pay his lawyers' fees and expenses of $493,642.36.That would be in addition to the $375,000 a Baltimore federal court jury awarded Tfc. Howard Kevin Knussman last month after deciding that the state police illegally discriminated against him because he is a man.The 22-year trooper from Easton made the request for the payment of legal fees in a petition last week to U.S. District Judge Walter E. Black Jr., noting provisions of federal civil rights statutes that enable parties who prevail in lawsuits to recover their costs.
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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | June 5, 2002
A day after human remains were uncovered in a landfill 25 miles north of Ocean City, Delaware's chief medical examiner told resort police yesterday that he could not determine whether the dismembered parts are those of a Virginia couple investigators believe were killed in a luxury beachfront penthouse Memorial Day weekend. Instead, DNA samples will be tested by forensics experts at the Maryland State Police Crime Laboratory in Pikesville to determine if the remains are those of Martha Crutchley, 51, and Joshua Ford, 32, who were reported missing by co-workers when they failed to return from vacation a week ago. Military officials revealed yesterday that a former Navy SEAL who police believe shot the Virginia couple and disposed of their bodies was court-martialed in October 2000 for being absent without leave, insubordination and other offenses, then given a bad-conduct discharge that was made final May 14. Officials in Delaware and Maryland declined yesterday to say why conventional identification methods such as fingerprints or dental records failed to identify body parts that were discovered in half-a-dozen black trash bags.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | December 5, 1999
At least three people have been killed on Maryland highways since Friday evening, including a Virginia man who was thrown from his car and struck by another driver on Interstate 95 in Prince George's County, police reported.The other fatal accidents happened in Howard and Carroll counties.About 2: 30 a.m. yesterday, two men were traveling south on I-95 near Route 5 when the driver lost control of the 1985 Nissan 300 2X, Maryland State Police said. The car flipped, tossing the driver and passenger onto the highway.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | August 26, 2003
If it weren't so close to Baltimore - a city that charges admission to see its sewer pipes and boasts the world's largest collection of light bulbs - it might seem strange that the Maryland State Police have their own museum. Though you won't find it in any tour book, the three-room museum located next to state police headquarters on Reisterstown Road in Pikesville is one of Maryland's more entertaining shrines, largely because of its curator and tour guide, Peter Edge, whose sense of humor is legendary.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2014
Local police departments in Maryland have received more than $12 million in excess equipment from the U.S. military - from a $400,000 "mine-resistant vehicle" to a set of a dozen spoons valued at $3.06 apiece - through a federal program that has come under bipartisan scrutiny. In all, local law enforcement agencies in the state have received more than 2,000 assault rifles, 873 semi-automatic handguns and 220 12-gauge shotguns from the Department of Defense Excess Property Program since 2006, according to Pentagon data made public Friday.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
A California man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to his role in the 2009 killing of a friend's spouse on the Eastern Shore. Dellando Recardo Campbell, 31, of Lemoore, Calif., admitted helping Ryan Holness, 33, luring Holness' 26-year-old wife, Serika Dunkley Holness, from New York to Maryland in order to kill her, staging the crime as a fatal carjacking. He pleaded guilty to the charge of interstate domestic violence resulting in the death of a spouse. If the deal is accepted by a U.S. District Court judge, Campbell could receive up to 30 years in jail.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
As many prepare for Fourth of July cookouts or head to the Shore, law enforcement agencies across the state are beefing up patrols - to monitor large crowds at fireworks celebrations and ramp up DUI enforcement. Officers plan to be out in force on Friday at the Inner Harbor, where crowds congregate for fireworks, and throughout the region in what police say is one of their busiest days of the year. "We're working really hard to ensure that this is the best Fourth of July celebration that we've had in the history of Baltimore," said Col. Darryl DeSousa, the city's chief of patrol.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
Maryland State Police ruled Saturday that a man whose body was found Friday in a rural part of Carroll County was murdered. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore have determined that Prakash Rampatsingh, 50, of Hanover, Pa., died from a gunshot wound. Crews working on a nearby cell tower found the body in a field near Hampstead Friday. Because of the condition of the body, police believe that Rampatsingh was killed recently. Police said Rampatsingh property manager in Baltimore and often traveled along Falls Road, near where his body was found.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
Police are actively targeting violators of Maryland's Move Over Law on Wednesday. Until 6 p.m., the Maryland Transportation Authority Police and Maryland State Police will be looking for offenders along the entire stretch of Interstate 95 in Maryland. The law requires motorists approaching an emergency vehicle that is using visual signals while stopped on a highway to make a change to an available lane if safely possible. If moving is not possible, the law requires drivers to slow down their vehicles.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
One person was killed when they lost control of their truck on Interstate 295 Thursday afternoon and crashed off the side of the highway, Maryland State Police troopers said. State Police did not have information on the victim's identity Friday morning. Around 4 p.m. a blue Chevrolet Silverado slid off the highway in the southbound lanes just past Waterview Avenue near Lansdowne, struck a tree and caught fire. The driver was killed and no one else was injured in the single-vehicle crash, State Police said.
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October 1, 2008
A teenager survives a weekend car accident with little if any physical injuries, only to die in the crash of the Maryland State Police helicopter that was whisking her to a trauma center. Did the 17-year-old really need to be flown to the hospital, especially in such bad weather that night? The chopper transporting Ashley J. Younger and the driver of the car wasn't equipped with an electronic warning device that helps pilots fly in low visibility and avoid crashing into the ground. State police outfitted three other helicopters with the "early ground proximity warning system" during upgrades in recent years; why not the entire fleet?
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By Mary Jo Melone | June 24, 1999
A WITNESS said the trucker who killed my brother was white, between 40 and 50 years of age, with a black beard.Even now, when thoughts of my brother keep me awake, I picture this trucker in my mind. Always he's in some crummy bar with a beer and a shot in front of him. Sometimes he's buzzed and bragging to his buddies that he accidentally killed somebody on Interstate 95 in Maryland and got away with it. Sometimes he's alone and drinking to numb his conscience. That assumes he has one.On June 26, 1997, my brother, Carl J. Melone Jr., was killed by a tractor-trailer truck on southbound I-95 in Harford County, about 60 miles north of Baltimore, while he changed a flat tire on the shoulder.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 22, 2014
A Bel Air man pleaded guilty Wednesday to child pornography possession, the Harford County State's Attorney's Office said. Walter Aycock, 61, entered a guilty plea to two counts of possession of child pornography in Harford County Circuit Court and was sentenced to serve 10 years, with all but one year suspended, Harford County State's Attorney Joseph Cassilly said in a news release. After he is released, Aycock will serve five years of supervised probation. He was ordered to be monitored by the Department of Parole and Probation, undergo psychiatric treatment, not have contact with children and not have Internet access.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
A runaway goat that sparked a school closure, rammed a car, leaped several fences to evade apprehension and triggered plenty of buzz in the Sykesville area for nearly a week has been captured and is resting comfortably at an animal shelter in Westminster. Nicky Ratliff, executive director of the Humane Society of Carroll County, said an animal control officer found and subdued the goat - a 100-pound ram with black fur, brown horns and symmetrical white markings on his face - late Thursday afternoon after a resident called in to report a sighting.
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