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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | September 9, 1998
A reorganization within the Maryland State Police command structure, effective today, brings criminal investigators under direct supervision of local barracks commanders.In Westminster, the state's largest barracks with about 115 troopers and civilian support staff, Lt. Leonard Armstrong, barracks commander, said the change means he has the opportunity to better deploy his troops.Previously, detectives working in Westminster reported to Detective Sgt. Bruce Smith, who received his orders from upper command in the Bureau of Drug and Criminal Enforcement based in Howard County.
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May 19, 1994
POLICE* Sykesville: A resident of the first block of Obrecht Road reported to Maryland State Police that someone broke into his house and stole a diamond ring valued at $700 between noon and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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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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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 Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | December 27, 2008
James A. Jones, a retired Maryland State Police lieutenant colonel who was an early advocate of alcohol and drug testing to reduce highway accidents, died of an embolism Dec. 19 at his Perry Hall home. He was 78. Born in Baltimore and raised in Overlea, he was a 1948 Calvert Hall College High School graduate. He joined the Navy and became an aviation electrician aboard an aircraft carrier. Among other decorations, he received the Korean Service Medal with two battle stars. He joined the Maryland State Police in 1957 and was stationed at Waldorf, Upper Marlboro, Bel Air and Golden Ring, before moving on to the state police headquarters in Pikesville.
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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.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | May 23, 2002
A Dundalk minister has been arrested and charged with soliciting sexual intercourse from a Maryland State Police trooper posing as a 13-year-old named Jennifer in an Internet chat room. The Rev. Jonathan N. Gerstner, 44, is accused of sending instant messages to "Jennifer" from his Inverness Presbyterian Church computer beginning at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and, within hours, arranging an afternoon sexual tryst with the girl at a park in Bowie, state police spokesman Lt. Bud Frank said. "He truly believed he was talking to a 13-year-old the whole time," Frank said.
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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.
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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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