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June 23, 1994
A headline in yesterday's Sun incorrectly described personnel movesat the Maryland State Police.Maj. John Cook and Capt. Steven Geppi were transferred within the agency, but each retained his rank.The Sun regrets the errors.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2014
Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal car crash in Davidsonville Friday morning. The crash happened on MD 50 westbound near MD 424, Anne Arundel County police said at 6:45 a.m. Maryland State Police at the Glen Burnie Barrack said they had few details immediately available on the crash. It was not yet known whether a storm that dropped more than an inch of rain across the region before 6:30 a.m. contributed to the crash. Two lanes are open on MD 50 but traffic is delayed, county police said.
NEWS
July 1, 2001
After 14 daytime burglaries in Finksburg and Eldersburg neighborhoods in the past two months, Maryland State Police are asking residents to report any suspicious or unfamiliar people or vehicles. In nine cases, burglars entered homes through the front or rear doors, and in five burglaries, windows were broken for entry. Anyone with information is asked to call Maryland State Police at 410-386-3000.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,gus.sentementes@baltsun.com | December 23, 2008
A trooper was fired yesterday by the Maryland State Police after he was arrested on charges of kidnapping a man in his marked cruiser at a fast-food drive-through, then leading Baltimore County police on a drunken high-speed chase. The incident unfolded about 2:30 a.m. Saturday at a Taco Bell restaurant at Loch Raven Boulevard and Taylor Avenue in Towson. Witnesses told county police officers that a trooper in plainclothes activated his siren and began yelling at people in the drive-through to get out of the way, according to police charging documents.
EXPLORE
January 17, 2012
Harford County sheriff's deputies and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Timothy B. Farrare, 23, of the 300 block of Woodland Green Court, was arrested on a bench warrant Thursday in a case in which he was charged with vandalism and theft less than $1,000. Joshua A. Jones, 21, of the 500 block of Bonnie Drive, was charged Thursday with two counts each of second-degree assault, second-degree sexual offense and third-degree sexual offense. George Walstrum, 33, of the first block of Defense Drive, was arrested on a bench warrant Friday in a case in which he was charged with second-degree assault.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2013
A growing revolt in rural counties against the state's new gun control law has spread to far Western Maryland, where the Garrett County sheriff declared the measure unconstitutional this week and said he would enforce only the provisions he believes are valid. The declaration by Sheriff Rob Corley follows the adoption of resolutions by the governing bodies of Carroll and Cecil counties saying those jurisdictions will not use any county resources to enforce the Maryland Firearms Safety Act, passed by the General Assembly this year and signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley in May. Among other things, the law bans the sales of certain guns classified as assault weapons, limits the size of bullet-holding magazines and requires new handgun purchasers to be licensed and fingerprinted to deter illegal purchases.
NEWS
May 11, 1998
The 37 troopers who have died in the line of duty will be honored by the Maryland State Police today as part of National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial Week.The name of Raymond G. Armstead Jr., a state trooper killed in a car accident in March, will be added to a permanent memorial in a ceremony at 11: 30 a.m. at Maryland State Police headquarters, 1201 Reisterstown Road.Gov. Parris N. Glendening, Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Col. David B. Mitchell of the Maryland State Police and the families of the officers will participate in the remembrance.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2014
George B. Brosan, a former Maryland State Police superintendent from Annapolis, died Thursday, according to the state police. Brosan served as state police superintendent from Nov. 1, 1985 until April 22, 1987. Before leading the state police, Brosan had worked in law enforcement for 26 years, including with the New York Police Department, the U.S. Customs Service and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, incuding as deputy assistant administrator of the DEA. Brosan was appointed Maryland State Police superintendent by Gov. Harry R. Hughes following the retirement of Wilbert T. Travers Jr. The current Maryland State Police superintendent, Col. Marcus L. Brown, said in a statement that Brosan served "with a diligent commitment to excellence.
NEWS
September 16, 1999
PoliceWestminster: An employee of Ritz Camera in Cranberry Mall told city police Monday that a video recorder was stolen from the store. The loss was estimated at $200.Finksburg: A resident of Summerfield Drive told Maryland State Police Tuesday that a gas grill was stolen from outside the home. The loss was estimated at $1,600.Westminster: An employee of Timonium developer James Keelty & Co. told Maryland State Police that someone entered a residence under construction in the 1100 block of Chandler Drive between 4 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday and stole 20 sheets of plywood.
NEWS
May 1, 2007
A 15-year-old Westminster High School student was charged as a juvenile with second-degree assault after punching a fellow student between classes yesterday morning, Maryland State Police and school officials said. The victim, also 15, was taken to Johns Hopkins Children's Center "as a precaution," said Trooper A.J. Hall of the Maryland State Police. "Everything appears to be fine," said Hall, who spoke with the victim's father about her condition. The incident seemed to be part of an ongoing argument, apparently over a boy, Hall said.
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