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By Doug Donovan and Doug Donovan,SUN STAFF | August 18, 2003
A 25-year-old Dundalk man jumped from the Key Bridge early yesterday after fleeing his house when his girlfriend called 911 to report finding a dead woman in his kitchen, Baltimore County police said. According to police, Shane M. Foster of the 3200 block of McShane Way appeared distraught when his girlfriend arrived at his house early yesterday. He told her that he believed he had hurt someone, police said. Foster's girlfriend, whom police did not identify yesterday, entered his kitchen and found the body of a woman who was later identified as Ashley Davis, 18, of the 8000 block of Del Haven Road in Dundalk, police said.
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By Madison Park and Madison Park,Sun Reporter | May 18, 2008
With prom and graduation season under way, Harford County law enforcement officials are trying to get the word out about the dangers of drunken driving. During high school assemblies, teenagers are being urged not to drink and drive and motorists are getting visual reminders about the consequences of driving while impaired. Outside the Maryland State Police barracks in Bel Air, a totaled black sedan bears a sign telling motorists to avoid drunken driving, a prom season reminder. The damaged car was not driven by a teenage driver, but was involved in a car accident.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2014
A 72-year-old man was killed and another man injured in a home invasion in Salisbury early Wednesday morning, Maryland State Police said. The victim was identified as Donald G. Mariner, who was pronounced dead in his home in the 27000 block of Pemberton Drive after police and EMTs arrived around 1 a.m. The nature of his injuries was not disclosed and Maryland State Police said an autopsy is scheduled. The second victim, whom police did not identify out of concerns for his safety, was assaulted with a "blunt object" and taken to a hospital.
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By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | January 2, 2011
The 24-year-old woman killed in a crash Friday in Howard County was identified as Ashley Marie Matthews, who died at the scene of the single-vehicle accident, Maryland State Police said Sunday. Authorities said Matthews was driving a Ford Expedition that overturned off westbound Interstate 70 near Bethany Lane in Ellicott City. A passenger in the truck told state police that the vehicle was approaching an unknown white SUV that was traveling slower than the Ford Expedition. Matthews swerved to avoid the SUV and lost control of the vehicle, authorities said.
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June 16, 1993
WHAT'S the most recognizable symbol of Maryland's state government?Perhaps you would say the state flag, albeit with cluttered field and a design more appropriate to the finish line of an auto race. Or maybe the Great Seal, whose prominence was recently revived by free translations of the old Tuscan motto Fatti Maschii, etc.But just as recognizable is the Stetson hat worn by the Maryland State Police for nearly four decades. It's the hat that the Texas Rangers made famous as a symbol of law enforcement on the frontier, later adopted by a number of local and state police forces.
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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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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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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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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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