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December 23, 2011
Although many of us of us are affected by the current economic doldrums, the Maryland Transit Administration Police are raising the bar to challenge those of us who are able to take care of ourselves and our families. Recently, 15 families at Northwood Elementary School in Baltimore City benefited from the generosity of the MTA Police. Under the leadership of Officer Stan Smith and with their own money, these officers gave these families among the best holiday seasons ever. Every wish list of every child was filled with major gifts such as bicycles, computers, Wii video game systems, art supplies, clothing, scooters, athletic equipment, dolls and games.
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Staff Reports | July 9, 2014
A metro train broke down Wednesday afternoon in West Baltimore, leading riders to pull an emergency brake and walk the tracks, a Maryland Transit Administration official said. The metro stopped around 5:09 p.m. when "a breaker was tripped at the Mondawmin substation and the Cold Spring station," MTA spokeswoman Paulette Austrich said in a statement. "While power was out a patron on a train east of the Cold Spring station pulled the emergency brake, then several passengers got off the train and began walking on the tracks," she added.
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By MICHAEL DRESSER and MICHAEL DRESSER,SUN REPORTER | August 22, 2006
The fugitive's tattoo gave him away, as two Baltimore police officers apprehended the subject of a citywide escape alert yesterday morning. Rolf, the bomb-sniffing German shepherd, had been at large since disappearing from his handler's home Saturday night. He was returned to the custody of the Maryland Transit Administration Police. On Sunday the MTA Police put out a "be-on-the-lookout" bulletin to police agencies and the news media concerning the 2-year-old dog, assigned to Officer Donald Paige.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2014
Six teens were arrested after police accused one of them of punching a woman without provocation onboard a light rail train. At 6:20 p.m., Maryland Transportation Authority police said three boys and three girls between the ages of 13 and 14 were on a light rail train at Westport Station, in the 2100 block of Kloman St. Before the teens got off the train, one of them punched a woman sitting onboard in the face, according to MTA spokesman Paul Shepherd....
NEWS
By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,Sun Staff Writer | April 26, 1994
Before he wades through a light rail car filled with unruly teens, Bernie Foster dons his most stern state trooper face.His eyes narrow. His jaw clenches. His posture stiffens. The hardened expression telegraphs a message: "Don't mess with me. I mean business."The youths are loud. They hurl a few mildly insulting comments. But that's as bad as it gets."They seem to have a lot of pent-up energy," he notes dryly. "It's a phenomenon I don't quite understand."That may have to change if Mass Transit Administration Police Chief Bernard B. Foster Sr. is to curb the rising problem of youth crime on buses and the light rail system.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 26, 2003
After just four months, the superintendent of the Maryland Natural Resources Police is transferring back to his old job as chief of the Maryland Transit Aministration Police Force. Col. Douglas DeLeaver asked for the reassignment, which takes effect Thursday. He will be replaced at Natural Resources by Scott Sewell, a former state and federal law enforcement officer and corporate security manager. "Colonel DeLeaver wanted very much to return to the MTA police," said Paul Schurick, communications director for Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. "I believe his love is with the MTA."
NEWS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2011
Maryland Transit Administration Police have charged an MTA bus driver with assault after an early Saturday morning altercation with a passenger near Eastpoint Mall in Baltimore County, according to a police statement. The passenger, Ricardo Devon Hale, was stabbed with a knife on the bus in the 7800 block of Eastern Avenue, the release said. Hale, who is 44 years old, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was treated at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The 28-year-old bus driver, Brian Jamal Marshall, was hired by the MTA in 2006.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2012
A fight among a group of teenagers and one man Wednesday afternoon at the Upton Metro Station sent two people to the hospital and closed the station for about three hours, according to Maryland Transit Administration Police. The fight caused chaos in the station, as the teens threw yellow cones, a mop and a trash can at the man as they moved through the station, according to Sharon Allen, an Upton resident who witnessed parts of the fight. "It was pandemonium, so you really didn't know what was going on," Allen said.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2014
Six teens were arrested after police accused one of them of punching a woman without provocation onboard a light rail train. At 6:20 p.m., Maryland Transportation Authority police said three boys and three girls between the ages of 13 and 14 were on a light rail train at Westport Station, in the 2100 block of Kloman St. Before the teens got off the train, one of them punched a woman sitting onboard in the face, according to MTA spokesman Paul Shepherd....
NEWS
By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,Sun reporter | November 16, 2006
Security has been stepped up on the Baltimore region's light rail system as authorities investigate a spate of violence on the transit line in recent weeks. Since early this month, assailants have targeted light rail passengers in the city in four robberies. In one case, a group assault led to the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old girl. After a robbery Saturday night, a Maryland Transit Administration police officer fatally shot one of three suspects. Lt. Col. John Gavrilis, deputy chief of the Maryland Transit Administration police, said officers are working closely with Baltimore police to bolster security at the stations.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2013
After stealing a fellow rider's phone on a Maryland Transit Administration bus in Baltimore this summer, three men forced the man to exit the bus and withdraw cash from an ATM in order to get the phone back, according to MTA Police. Now, police are asking for the public's help identifying the three men they believe were involved in the armed robbery, in which a gun and a knife were displayed to intimidate the victim. The robbery occurred about 5:55 p.m. on Aug. 4, after the victim boarded a No. 40 bus in Woodlawn and began riding it into the city, police said this week.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2013
Significant damage was caused to Grand Central in Mount Vernon on Monday night when a driver fleeing transit police lost control of his vehicle, smashed into a pickup truck carrying drums of paint and careened through the bar's outdoor patio. The accident left the bar, a popular gathering place for the neighborhood's large gay community, covered in white paint as bystanders watched Maryland Transit Administration officers continue their pursuit of the driver on foot, said Terry Owens, a MTA Police spokesman.
NEWS
August 21, 2013
As an American merchant sailor, I came to Baltimore for a week of training and was very pleased to find the Baltimore public transit system an efficient alternative to renting a car. The buses and light rail vehicles are clean and the drivers do not tolerate rude behavior. And the all-day pass made worrying about exact change irrelevant. At several different light rail stops I was the only passenger waiting on the platform. But my feelings of anxiety were quickly fixed as the MTA police came through on their patrols.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 23, 2013
A Maryland Transit Administration police officer shot a man in the foot at the Mondawmin Mall subway stop Tuesday afternoon as he ran toward her while fleeing officers who had pulled over his vehicle, police said. The shooting was reported at about 3:30 p.m, at the subway station near the intersection of Liberty Heights Avenue and Reisterstown Road. Terry Owens, a spokesman for the MTA, said police saw a white Ford Taurus driving through the bus loop at the Mondawmin transit center, which Owens said is against the law. The driver stopped, but as officers spoke to him he jumped out and fled, Owens said.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2013
Maryland transit police are warning travelers to be alert on trains and buses, amid a long-running rash of mobile-device thefts targeting riders who were texting, listening to music or talking on the phone. The Maryland Transit Administration has logged more than 200 such incidents since it began tracking them at the beginning of last year in response to a series of customer complaints. A spike in these crimes followed the 2011 release of Apple's iPhone 4S, and the trend has kept up, with thieves taking music players, e-readers and tablet computers.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2012
A man and woman are being sought by police for allegedly assaulting a Maryland Transit Administration bus driver in Baltimore on Thursday afternoon, MTA Police said Monday. The pair were riding the No. 13 line in the 2900 block of North Ave. near the intersection of Poplar Grove St. about 5 p.m. when they allegedly assaulted the male driver - while he was driving - before exiting the bus, said Terry Owens, an MTA spokesman. Owens said there was "some kind of exchange" between the pair and the driver before they both began striking him, but he declined to provide more details as the investigation is ongoing.
NEWS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2012
A Maryland Transit Administration decision to record the conversations of bus drivers and passengers to investigate crimes, accidents and poor customer service has come under attack from privacy advocates and state lawmakers who say it may go too far. The first 10 buses - marked with signs to alert passengers to the open microphones - began service this week in Baltimore, and officials expect to expand that to 340 buses, about half the fleet, by...
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2012
The video shows a bus driver fighting a girl - and this time it was shot in Baltimore. A Baltimore bus driver has been suspended by the Maryland Transit Administration pending a police investigation into an altercation between her and a young female student on the No. 40 bus line about 2 p.m. Monday, according to a MTA spokesman. A video of the fight was posted on YouTube and the website worldstarhiphop.com and later reported by TMZ, and had already been viewed thousands of times as of Tuesday night.
NEWS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2012
A Maryland Transit Administration decision to record the conversations of bus drivers and passengers to investigate crimes, accidents and poor customer service has come under attack from privacy advocates and state lawmakers who say it may go too far. The first 10 buses - marked with signs to alert passengers to the open microphones - began service this week in Baltimore, and officials expect to expand that to 340 buses, about half the fleet, by...
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